Seeing my precious little girl grow up into a beautiful young woman was an amazing sight to see. She has come so far and now she was married to the man she loves and just that had me choked up during the wedding ceremony.
When they said their vows and exchanged rings, I felt I was losing my daughter all over again like when she first moved out.
Just when I thought there's nothing more to learn about one another, I learned who Hardy's father was; Logan Fey, one of the challenge dads I've met for the Challenge Daddies Magazine photo shoot. This I wasn't expecting.
He fixed his hair and nodded his head in understanding before running back towards Izzy, a little bit a fear on his face. I think I got my point through, don't you think?
I approached Izzy by the bonfire and told her it was time for me and the kids to leave and say our farewells.
~Back in Crystalline Cove~
Echidna was laying on her bed and looked at me when I entered. I walked over and sat on the side of her bed, looking at my sick little girl. "What's wrong sweet heart?" I said softly.
"I have a fever, daddy. I can't go to school," she moaned, clutching her stomach.
I looked at her suspiciously and place my hand on her forehead; she wasn't warm at all.
"Echidna.... What's going on? You're not sick," I said in a stern voice. It's not like my kids to pretend to be sick.
"Echidna?" I said, a worrying look appearing on my face. "What's going on?"
Echidna started to tear up and began telling me about the bullies at her school. They keep making fun of her skin color and pointy ears, they even talked mean stuff about her siblings to her. She even mentioned over hearing a few teachers saying bad things about me and the challenge.
After school was over and the house began to fill up with kids once again, I decided that some family time outside sounded like a good idea. Right away everyone started doing their own things. The kids played on the playground, while the teenagers hung back by the fire pit, doing their own thing.
"You're no longer welcome here," said the caller, in a creepy voice, just like in the horror movies. "Get out or else."
The other line went silent after this and I slam the phone back on the receiver and brushed a hand through my hair. Who was that? How did they get my number? What did they mean not welcome? A million thoughts ran passed my mind, all too fast for me to think straight.
"DAD!! Someone's egging our house!"
I bolted out the kitchen and ran towards the front door, where Aloura stood yelling at the teenagers running from the scene.
She looked angered and pointed a shaky hand towards the direction the teenagers ran off to. "Those bastards were throwing eggs at our house."
I looked at her shocked and surprised. "Did you see their faces?"
"Yes! They're in my science class. They always giving me problems in class, but I never thought they'd do something like this."
I looked at the egged door, then to the direction the kids ran off to, and back to Aloura. What the hell? I walked back inside to call the cops and report the kids and went back to clean the egg off our house. There was a lot more egg yolks and shells then I thought so Aloura helped me with the cleaning.
"Daddy?" Koala asked, Hamster following not far behind her.
"Yes, sweetie?" I said, smiling down at my little fairy daughter. "What can daddy do for you?"
"Can we move to another country? Like Canada or Mexico?" she asked, all to seriously.
My brows risen in surprised by her request and I was about to ask her why when Hamster cut in. "Daddy, the kids at the school are all mean to us; they call us names and mess with our wings. The teachers are even mean; yesterday in class the teacher saw a another kid throw a paper ball at my head and the teacher asked me to pick it up and throw it away, and then gave me detention for loitering in her class."
"What?" I said, shocked. "I'm calling your school first thing Monday morning and-"
Get the hell out or burn!!
What the FREAKING hell!?
I was finishing up a single person game of chess when I was accompanied by Kimari.
"Like what?" I asked, wanting to know what it is that she has noticed.
"Well I noticed you seemed stressed about something and there was that egging the other day."
"Oh," I said, looking down at the chess table.
I quickly looked up from the table to Kimari. "Squirrel too?" I asked, surprised that Squirrel has been bullied at school too. Well I figured he would have been bullied too since his siblings were, but he never mentioned anything so I assumed and hope he didn't have any bully problems.
Kimari looked at me with worried eyes. "Jackson what's going on?" She asked in a caring tone of voice.
I sighed and started to explain things to her. I told her about the email, the threat calls and text message. I mentioned that all but my teenage sons have been bullied in school and I never had this problem before our trip to Sunlit Tides.
I looked at them, shocked. I glanced at Kimari, who too looked surprised, but she also looked worried for the boys. "Oh my, are you boys alright?" she asked.
"We're alright." Robert said, reassuringly, before turning his attention back to his brother, Dustin.
"We were able to get away, but we ran all the way home from the park. I have a feeling this might happen again, dad, and I don't want to hang around long enough to find out."
I used this time to think about what I should do for me and my family. Will moving be the best option? Moving across town won't help since my kids will still be going to the same school; could moving towns be the best option? If this is the case, what town is far enough away from Crystalline Cove so no one will recognize us, and no where near the town I told myself I would never go back to, Bridgeport?
When I realized what was happening I jumped out of the shower and threw a towel on.
I ran down the hall and towards the screams of pain coming from Kimari. I found her in the living room, bent over the coffee table, clutching her stomach with both hands. She had dropped a book she had been reading and it had landed on the floor.
I quickly called an ambulance to get her to the hospital since I wasn't dressed to be driving anywhere, and by the sound of her screams she couldn't wait for me to change anyways.
I continued to rock Bronson until he fell asleep then I placed him in his crib for a nap. When both boys were a sleep I quietly walked out of the room and towards the staircase.
I knew this fire was way to big for me to fight; I had to protect my children, everyone needed to evacuate.
Squirrel didn't think twice; he grabbed Echidna's hand and ran out the front door. Aloura had been in the living room during the outbreak and was soon out the front door with Claire tucked protectively in her arms.
With everyone headed to the exit, I had Robert help me get the twins to safety. Once we were all outside I noticed Aloura and Koala was no where in sight. Panicking, I asked Dustin where they were.
"Aloura ran back inside to get Koala, she was listening music in her room."
We got into the second floor hall and saw Aloura and Koala passed out on the floor. Fire threaten both their lives as it inched closer to them from the bedrooms.
The kids were taken to the hospital and given complete physicals; everyone checked out fine, beside Aloura and Koala. Thankfully all Aloura got was a few minor burns on her arms, but Koala on the other hand came out pretty bad. She had gotten 2nd degree burns on her arms and legs, and more then 20% of her wings got burned; the doctor predicted that she may not be able to fly like a normal fairy anymore. Her hair also got singed pretty bad in the fire and had to be cut.
When the kids were getting checked I had been approached by two officers and was questioned about what had happened. I had no idea what happened and just told them what I knew. After a few more hours I was told something that my gut already knew.
Our house was purposely set on fire.
Was this the threat? That text finally made sense and I began to fear for mine and my children's lives.
"Do you have any idea what time it is?" said a grumpy Aiden on the other line.
"I'm sorry Aiden for calling so early. I needed to talk to someone. I've had the worst night of my life."
"Why, what happened?"
"My whole house was set on fire and now I'm sitting in a hospital waiting room fearing my life."
"WHAT?! My my god, what happened?"
"Oh my god! Did anyone get hurt?"
"Everyone is fine, besides some bad burns on Koala, but all in all, we're all alive. Thank god! I just know what to do Aiden."
"I think you need to get the hell out of that town and somewhere safe."
"How about Moonlight Falls. We haven't gotten any problems here and you can live closer to your best mate."
HECK YEAH!!! Got two, count them TWO chapters out!
I hope you all enjoyed this chapter and consider coming back for more. :3
YES, Jackson is moving to Moonlight Falls. Why? Because Crystalline Cove is too big the loading time for the game is, well..... too long.
Wanna thank my friend Aiden for the twin's names and Kimari for letting her sim join the challenge.
There you have it, our challenge daddy is moving to Moonlight Falls. Stay tune for more coming soon where Jackson struggles in another battle, a battle with his emotions.
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