Dark Desires and Dastardly Deeds

After the wedding in which Mr. Juan Walton became Mr. Juan Shanley, life at Niadon went on as usual. Mia flew into the sky every morning to fight crime, Juan continued his childish pranks and his job as a security guard while Delaney worked odd hours painting murals, and Sierra successfully exorcised a young man who had been possessed by the spirit of Darth Vader.

Only Marcel was struggling in his chosen occupation. Having reached the pinnacle of the natural scientist career many years before, he figured he would have no problem scaling the heights (or should I say lows) of the criminal underworld. Unfortunately a little mess-up during a routine smuggling operation got him nearly arrested, and word came down from head honcho Mr. Valentine that his marauding days were over.

Marcel gets fired
“Ugh…I KNEW I shouldn’t have asked that cop for directions!”

Disgusted with himself, Marcel went straight upstairs and lay on his bed. He had been staring at the wall and brooding over his failure for at least an hour when his wife Mia came in. Marcel started to get up, not wishing to explain the reason for his black mood, but Mia sensed something was wrong and convinced him to stay.

Mia asks Marcel to stay
“Honey, you know you can confess – I mean, confide – in me…”

Marcel heaved a sigh before revealing to Mia that he had always wanted to be a criminal mastermind, and that he had been on the right track until the whole smuggling incident. Mia was surprised, to say the least.

“What on earth have you been smuggling?” she asked, wide-eyed.

Marcel frowned down at his lap. “We were smuggling Pez dispensers into Canada.”

“Pez dispensers?? They don’t have Pez in Canada??”

“Oh, they have Pez,” said Marcel emphatically. “Tons of it. Just not dispensers.”

Mia made a sound that was half-laugh, half-gasp. “But…that’s ridiculous!”

“I know!” answered Marcel, his eyes lighting up. “See? It’s for a good cause! And I’m awesome at it! You should see how many Pez dispensers I can fit into my llama costume!”

For a long time, Mia didn’t say anything. Then she turned away, muttering, “It’s a good thing you got fired. I don’t think I could stay married to a common criminal.”

The words stung Marcel. How could he ever make her, Ms. Crimefighter of the Year, understand his dark and dangerous ambitions?

The cold shoulder
“And now I’m too old to be a criminal mastermind. Curse you, Pez dispensers!”

In the meantime, Juan Shanley was working on his own dark and dangerous ambitions in the downstairs bathroom. He was plotting another prank and chuckling quietly to himself when Sierra barged in.

“What?” exclaimed Juan, whirling around.

Sierra barges in
“Don’t you people knock? I’m trying to have some privacy here!”

“I’m sorry,” said Sierra, “but you’ve been in here for like, two hours! I thought maybe something was wrong.” She glanced down at the sink and saw the water running over the all-too-familiar form of a deflated red balloon.

“Juan!” she gasped angrily. “You should be ashamed of yourself!”

“Begone!” Juan shouted, shooing her out of the room. “Vamoose! I refuse to listen to your mystical mumbo-jumbo!”

“It’s not mumbo-jumbo! I – “

Juan slammed the door in her face and locked it before going back to his water balloon.

That night he added Sierra to his list of “People to Prank Even More Than Before”. Just thinking about it made him chortle with glee.

Juan adds Sierra to the list
“Yes…I think a joy buzzer will do the trick. Mwah! Mwah! Mwahahahah!”

Of course he was still the devoted and loving husband around his wife, especially now that she was pregnant with their first child.

Juan feels the belly
“So can we name it Bozo? How about Krusty?”

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16 thoughts on “Dark Desires and Dastardly Deeds

  1. Ruby is too cute!I don’t like Juan the prankster,but he does liven things up a bit!Should we be expecting another little Shanley soon from Sierra,too?Seems she may be getting married to the old guy of her dreams,also! :)

  2. You have a knack for making people laugh with your hilarious and quirky commentary on the lives of your sims. Great update Jen, I really enjoyed it.

  3. That was so funny! Great update Jen. You get the pictures to match up so well with the story, you’re a truly gifted Sims Blogger :)

  4. I needed a good laugh this morning, and here was another shanley update providing that. I’m pretty sure I have run into a few young men possed by darth vader lately. Can you send the exorcist my way? :)

  5. Awww, little Ruby has surely got to be the sweet little Shanley child you were hoping for! Juan isn’t the most pleasant man ever, but at least he’s got nice features for Ruby to carry on. It’s quite a coincidence that Mia is a policewoman (or a superhero) and Marcel is a criminal! And they don’t have Pez dispensers in Canada? Marcel, we salute you!
    E-Liz xxx

  6. Aw. Ruby’s adorable. I love the little TS2 babies. After the TS1 babies, it was such achange of pace. (I hate the crying green basket. *haaate!*)
    I had a criminal and a police officer living in the same house once– twice, if you count in TS1. I always thought it was funny when that happened. I mean… wouldn’t one arrest the other? *shrug*

  7. Just wanted to let you know that I updated my blog again, Jen. It’s aliiiiiiive! With the sound of 22 pics. ;)

  8. I like that name..Ruby. So when is the cowplant gonna eat Mr. Juan hehehehe …gosh he sounds utterly obnoxious!

  9. *cough* And I’ve started updating my blog again too. Darn you and your interesting blog for making me get back into playing Sims. ;)

  10. Glad you guys enjoyed the update. It’s fun to sort of sit back and let the Shanleys do their thing while I think about the next Brayton update. And let me say YAY! to those of you who have updated your blogs. Reading other Sims blogs inspires me as well. :-)

    Still working diligently on the Braytons, and HOPE *crosses fingers and toes and eyes* to have an update ready by Sunday night. Stay tuned!

  11. Just reading through all your updates Jen! I’m still busy with school so I haven’t had time to play sims yet. My holidays are coming up so maybe I’ll find tiem then and update my blog. For the time beaing I’m just enjoying your, and everyone elses, blogs. Great update as usual… hehe Juan and his pranks