At the Fisher household, the youngest son, little Nigel, had turned into a teenager. He gained the schmoozer trait, not the most impressive trait on any sim, but supposedly it could come in handy in life. The family celebrated, as they always did, since they cared very deeply about each other and showing affection whenever there was a possibility. It was a simple celebration, of course, but when everybody pitched in, fantastic things could be accomplished. Faye, who was a natural cook, prepared a delicious cake. William, with his great musical skills, entertained the whole family.
William loved his children very much, and he was the first to praise the two boys he and Anne had raised. Still, he could not but worry about the future of the family. Anne was still young and active, but he was himself an old sim, and one of the boys would have to take over the household, care for the animals and their elderly parents. The problem was that while Nigel had the better traits, he was the least keen on taking over. If Nigel was picked, would he resent his parents for not allowing him to join the Aspen Wood Monastery and pursuit a quiet life of intellect? What about Byram, would he take over, could he really commit to the task, and more importantly, would he settle down and tie the knot? Nothing was settled yet.
With her two brothers grown up and her parents being preoccupied with the question about the next heir to the household, Faye was left to herself. Her parents did not talk much about their concerns, but she could hear them muttering about. It seemed that for now, they had forgotten about their ambition of sending her as a cook to the Royal Castle. She continued perfecting her cooking skill and climbing the ladder of the culinary career with ease. As a humble sim from a peasant home, she was very happy and thankful for it.
Then it was time for Byram to grow up into a young adult, the loving upbringing his parents had given him was not enough to compensate for the rough life of a peasant, he gained the coward trait. Most unsuitable for any sim, specially for a peasant that had to take on the hardships of a peasant life. Things looked grim for the Fisher family. Anne and William did not say it to their children, but at night, when they went to bed they agreed that they would persuade Nigel to take over the household. What was to happen to Byram, was a whole other question.
It was the right decision, William tried to convince himself. Byram had become a good for nothing sim, if he took over the Fisher household, he would most certainly bring even more hardship to the household. It was the right decision. William focused on his fishing, he had still hopes of fullfilling his life-time wish of a perfect aquarium. He felt much more at ease about the future if he kept himself busy, or at least, he didn’t think about his problems that much then.