Mystery Box: Chapter 1

"Yes, ok that will be great. Thank you so much!" Bella said excitedly to her manager over the phone. When she hung up Mortimer glanced at her curiously, "What's going on Bella?"

She drew in a deep breath, "My manager set me up for some photo shoots and a chance to perform tonight!"

Mortimer smiled while working on some lab potions, "Honey that's terrific! I expect that you've saved Cassandra and I front role seats right?"

Bella walked over to him, let out a chuckle and gave him a kiss on the cheek, "Of course honey. Speaking of Cassandra, where is she?"

()()()

Cassandra stared at the brown box in her room, temptation filled her body and she tried to stop it by playing wtih her dolls but she just couldn't. She was supposed to throw that box out weeks ago. Though her mom loved the paranormal and studying the effects of magic through thick books, she had told her to throw it out, and that she was not allowed to use it. She tried to tell her that it was just junk but Cassandra could see a faint glimmer in her eyes, though she was confused as to why.

She couldn't take it anymore...she needed to see what was in that box. Hesitantly, she went to open it when she heard a knock on the door that startled her. She pushed the box back under the bed and nervously said, "C-Come in!" She pretended that she was playing with her dolls and then she looked to her mother who was giving her a warm smile, "Hey honey!"

"Oh hey there! Is dinner ready already?" Cassandra asked and Bella chuckled, "No, but we're not eating dinner here tonight. We're going to Studio Town!"

Cassandra squealed a little. Going to studio town was a big deal. How else was she going to get Avril Lavigne's autograph?

"I'm excited! But...why are we going? I thought they were only letting you sing karaoke?" Cassandra asked her mother.

"Not anymore. They're going to let me have my first real performance today. So get ready ok? And Uncle Micheal will be there with us too." She smiled.

"Great! I'll be ready in a few." Cassandra said, and when she left the room she got dressed into the best outfit she could fine.

()()()

Studio town was huge! Cassandra, Bella, Mortimer, and Micheal were all in a nice red car. It wasn't quite a limo, but they trusted that she would get there one day.

"I just want to say how proud I am of you." Micheal told her sister, and Bella smiled, giving him a warm hug.

"Thank you. It means a lot to me." With that they got out and they walked on a red carpet. Pictures were taken of them and they were asking way too many questions, some that Bella and her family just decided to ignore.

Mortimer, Micheal and Cassandra took a seat in the first row while Bella got her hair and makeup done.

She looked in the mirror and smiled, "Thanks you guys! The hair and the makeup looks lovely."

They smiled at her, "You're the star today, go out there and own it."

With that they walked off, giving her some time alone.

"You look beautiful Bella." She heard someone say. Her heart dropped, because she knew exactly who it was, "What are you doing here?"

"You know exactly why I'm here." He told her, and she stood up, looking him down from head to toe, "I told you I want nothing to do with it anymore. Now, I have to sing if you don't mind."

"I'll talk to you after the performance. We're not through with this Bella." He said, his voice suddenly turning cold as he grabbed her arm. She shook it off, her breathing hitched a little but she continued walking away. The curtains rolled and she could see her family shouting as the music began to play.

First I was afraid...I was petrified...

Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side

But then I spent so many nights

Thinking of how you did me wrong, and I grew strong

And I learned how to get along!

The audience began to cheer as she continued with her song, feeling empowered and happy.

And so you're back

From outer space

I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face

I should have changed that stupid lock

I should have made you leave your key

If I had know for just won second you'd be back to bother me

Go on now go! Walk out the door! Just turn around now!

'Cause you're not welcomed anymore

Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?

Do you think I'd crumble do you think I'd lay down and die

Oh not I! I will survive! I will SURVIVE!

The crowd errupted in cheers and she earned some standing ovations from a few of them. She let out a breath and waved the the crowd. She caught a glimpse of Mortimer who gave her a little wink and continued to clap for her, causing her face to flush, "Thank you guys. Thank you so much!"

When she was done her family hugged her a little too tightly, "Ok you guys, I can't breathe."

They laughed, "Bella, you were great. I know this has been a dream of yours for some time now." Her brother told her and she smiled, "Thank you so much Micheal!"

"So who's ready to eat?" Cassandra laughed, and Bella smiled at her, "Ok, hold on let me just go get my coat. I think I left it in the dressing room."

"Ok!" They said.

Bella turned to walk away when Cassandra noticed that she had dropped her pearl bracelet. She tried calling for her but she was too far away.

"You can run to the dressing room real quick." Her father told her and she nodded, running quickly.

When Bella entered her dressing room the man was there again. Bella gasped a little, "I thought I told you to go away."

"Look, magic world needs you. We're...falling apart. There's something evil going on there. And I think I've found the man who killed your father. Don't you understand-"

"That part of my life is done with ok! So just forget it! I have a husband...a kid. I got my life together and I'm sorry if magic town is falling apart but it's not really any of my concern." Bella said angrily.

"Then give the wand back..." He told her in a low voice.

"What?" She said, taken aback by this.

"If you're really done, then give up your magic powers. I created you from nothing Bella! And this is how you repay me? Give the wand back!" He said even angrier this time.

Bella sighed, grabbing the wand from the back pocket of her dress. She didn't want to let go of magic completely. She wasn't ready for that. Who would protect her kid if something evil came toward her? Mortimer would try but he didn't know anything about magic. He was all science. She took the wand out and then enlarged it, but when she was about to give it to him instead she recited a spell and turned him into a toad, "I told you to stay away from me Mystery Man." She was about to walk out and leave when she noticed her daughter standing right there, completely blown away, "MOM! What did you just do?"

A/N: Let me know what you think. I couldn't figure out anything for my other sims story so I wrote this instead lol. And I probably won't be updating this either, not really sure. I might be taking a month break ( I let everyone know that on my profile).

Disclaimer: I don't own I will survive by Gloria Gaynor and I don't own any of these characters.