As the case continues, things get intense. Mary-Sue sees the condition her mother is in and Darren and Brandi have a talk. Lilith and Dustin have a long conversation when the topic of Angela comes up.
Wildfire: Episode 10PT2
Dina felt her palms become sweaty as she made her way over to the seat. The police officer looked at her and said, "Do you swear to tell the whole truth nothing but the truth, so help you Wright?"
She took a seat and the lawyer looked at her. She felt uncomfortable as she looked her up and down with some type of anger inside of her.
"Ms. Catiline, what is your relationship towards Mortimer?"
"OBJECTION! Again, what does my clients relationship have to do with the death of Bella?"
"So stricken," she glared at Miss Bendett.
"No, I can answer this one. I am or was engaged to Mortimer. After the disappearance of Bella, I saw how heart broken he was and at first I wanted nothing more than to help him. I fell in love with him and we started dating."
"Hmm I see," she said, "Tell me Dina, what is your aspiration?"
She sucked in her cheeks, "Fortune."
"So you're a big fan of money correct?"
"OBJECTION! There are tons of sims with fortune aspirations."
Miss Bendett held a hand up, "Miss Copur you know very well that sims with fortune aspirations have strange wants. Like marrying a wealthy man for example."
"She's making accusations!"
"So noted. Miss Bendett please continue."
"What was your relationship towards Bella?
She shrugged, "I wasn't very close to her. Don spoke very well of her though, said she was a good mother to Cassandra."
"I have no further questions."
Dina faked a smile, and got up to take a seat back to her original place. Miss Copur stood up and glared at Miss Bendett as she passed her, "I'd like to call Cassandra to the stand."
Cassandra made her way up there, hoping that her nerves wouldn't get the best of her. She placed her hand on the Wright book and said, "I do."
"Miss Goth, has Don ever showed any type of suspicion since you guys got married?"
She paused for a moment, "He seemed a little secretive."
"Well, I talked to him one day since I knew that the entire town thought he was a player. He opened up to me a lot and proved that he loved me but then there were moments where he would just...walk away. I never understood it, and he recently started showing up to my house late when he was supposed to come over."
"And that's it?"
"Did Don ever seem like he hated your mother?"
She shook her head, "No, he seemed like he loved my mom. But Don is like that. He can make a lot of things seem to be what they aren't."
"Strike that from the evidence your honor. That's more of a personal statement if anything."
"So stricken, proceed."
They continued the case and Cassandra felt like she was breaking. She was relieved when Phoebe was called to the stand instead of her.
"Ms. Adams, how did you come in to contact with Mortimer?"
"He created a potion and it dropped of the floor. Somehow it summoned me and I knew he needed help finding a lost loved one."
"And what did you guys find?"
"Well, we found out that Loki Beaker had been experimenting on Bella Goth, ultimately causing her death. But Don and Dina come to play when we overhear that Don and Dina were apart of the experiment."
"And how did you find this out?"
"We traveled back in time."
The crowd laughed and Phoebe glared at them. She pointed a finger to the back of the room and some type of electricity came through her finger that startled everyone, "I a witch, I can surely time travel."
She cleared her throat, "Well it seems you have no evidence of this."
She smirked, "Actually I do."
She looked to Mortimer, who walked over and handed her the tape. She held it up, "This tape proves that Don and Dina were associated with the death of Bella."
Everyone was astonished by such a big statement. The judge grabbed the tape, "We'll have to decipher this and get back to you on it. We will call the meeting back to order in a hour!"
Mary and Daniel arrived in Veronaville after a few hours. Daniel grabbed Mary's hand, trying to support her as best as he could. She knocked on the door, expecting to only see Herb and ask him where the hospital with his mother in it was. But to her surprise, she saw Coral sitting on the couch watching TV.
"Mary! What a surprise. And Daniel, it's good to see you too," he said, opening the door for the couple.
"I thought mom was in a coma," she said as she looked over at her pale mother.
"She was. The doctors kept her for a few days and released her. She's been coming in and out of comas and the doctors are trying to figure out how to help her," he explained.
She nodded and when he saw tears coming to her eyes he reached over and hugged her. She hugged him back, feeling as if she never wanted to let go. Her and her adoptive parents were always close. They hardly got into fights about anything so losing someone so special to her was killing her. She took notice of the small house. It was very old school, but there was something about it that she loved. She made a mental note to come take some vacations over there soon. It was certainly a nice change from Pleasantview, where everyone knew everyone and drama began stir. She heard roomers of their beging many lovers quarrels out there, but she thought it was nothing compared to the crap that the Plesantview residents went through all the time.
"I'm cooking some lobster," Herb said as he made his way into the kitchen, "Daniel why don't you help me?"
He nodded, "Sure thing Herb." He turned to Mary, "This is a good time for you to talk to your mom one on one."
She nodded and he kissed her on the cheek then left to help Herb. She walked over to Coral and hugged her, "Hi mom."
"Mary! It's so good to see you," she said, her eyes barely open.
"There's just no way that they can get out of this one. If that tape holds key evidence like that witch says it does, then there's no way they're going to make it Brandi," she cried. She didn't want to be selfish but she was having a baby. What was her baby going to do without a father? And what was her sister going to do in jail? She couldn't handle jail.
Brandi sighed, "Things might work out. Don't stress yourself out. Maybe you should turn the TV off for now?"
She let out a shaky breath, "Maybe you're right. I think I just really need to go home and get some rest. I'm exhausted."
Brandi helped her get up on her feet and pulled her into a hug. She suddenly felt the baby kick and the two friends laughed. She waved to Nina, saying goodbye, "I'll call you later Nina. I hope everything works out."
"Yeah me too," she said, then shut the door.
When the door closed she was cuddling Ty as he rested in her arms. She looked up at Darren, who was standing there, both hands in his pockets. She tried to keep herself busy with the baby but that didn't work for very long.
"I gotta head out soon. Dirk gets out of school and he needs some help with an essay for his AP English class," he said as he stared at the dark haired sim.
He was almost about to walk out when he sighed, ran a hand through the back of his neck and looked back up at Brandi, "Before I leave I think we should talk."
She sighed, knowing what was coming next, "Look if you want to break up then just do it already ok? I can't be the girl you want who says I love you ever five minutes. It's just not realistic to me. I'm sorry."
"You know that the last thing I want to do is break up with you. But you keep trying to use your issues in the past as an excuse. I get it Brandi, it was hard after Skip. Don't you think it's hard for me too? You can't keep using the same excuse. It's...it's BS!"
She was shocked by this. She was surprised the baby hadn't woken up after his sudden burst of anger. She put the baby in the crib and hid her face with her hair that almost reached her chest now, "I'm not making excuses Darren. I'm telling you how it is!"
"Well I can't be the only one working in this relationship. I love you Brandi. But if you can't see that then I can't make you. So when you want to talk to me, you can."
And with that he walked out the door, and suddenly Brandi had a lot of things to think about.
Mary and Daniel watched in the background as Herb took care of Coral. Daniel occasionally helped but Mary just sat there, thinking that that was what true love was. She knew that couples weren't always like that, but she had never seen Daniel look at her the way that Herb looked at Coral, even before they got married. She just wished that he loved her, and she loved him. But the truth of the matter was, they weren't in love anymore. And she didn't know if they ever had really been in love.
"Daniel can we talk?"
"Of course. What's up?
"Since high-school, we've been two completely different people. We were both popular but for different reasons. You were the start basketball player, and I was in every club imaginable, and to top that off I was one of the few smart cheerleaders. I remember when you first went out with me, and you just used me to do your homework. But I didn't mind because someone like you was looking at me."
"Yeah. I guess things change."
"Sometimes, and sometimes things never change. We continued our lives, and we tried to continue it together but I just...I don't think it's going to work out."
"Wait...are you breaking up with me?"
"I think I have to Daniel. And you don't have to pretend to care. I saw the picture of you and Kaylnn kissing."
She put a hand up, "It's fine I get it. I was angry before but right now I'm not. Maybe a little bitter but I'll get over it. The truth is I guess I really don't love you, and you don't love me. People who love each other don't cheat on each-other."
"I just wanted to keep my perfect family. I wanted it to seem like everything was ok but it's not ok. I just sat here for hours watching Coral and Herb take care of each other. That's what true love is to me, and that's something we'll never have," she said, not realizing she was hurting him she continued, "It feels so good to to get that off my chest. Now we can be free from each other."
"So I was a burden?"
"No, I did love you at one point Daniel and I really do hope that some day we'll be friends but I will never be like Kaylnn, and that's the kind of girl you want. And you'll never be the kind of guy that I would want either. We're just too different," she explained.
He was forced into silence. He had never expected to be the one getting rejected, but maybe it was for the best, "So...are you saying you want a divorce?"
Tears started to fall down his eyes. Even though he knew that there relationship was going to end, they had been together for so long and he didn't realize what he was losing until she said she didn't want to be with him anymore. She was teary eyed as well but she refused to cry, this was what was best for her. She deserved someone who understood and loved her, even if she was getting old, "I'm saying that it would be best if we went our separate ways. I would love to work on our relationship but I don't think there's anything to work on. I can't change who I am and neither can you."
After-school, Lilith sat on the benches by herself. She was waiting for Angela to be done with cheer practice since she begged her to wait and walk home with her. She was on her phone, deleting some old messages that Dirk had sent her when she saw a kid with dirty blonde hair from the corner of her eye. She immediately knew it was Dustin.
He turned around in every direction expect for the direction in which she was, completely confused.
She rolled her eyes but laughed as she waved a hand, "Over here!"
He locked eyes with her and laughed, "Sorry I didn't see you there. Wait why are you still here?"
"I'm walking home with Angela today but she has cheer practice so...yeah. What about you?"
He shrugged, "Tutoring. I'm waiting for my tutor to show up but I think she bailed on me."
His phone buzzed and as if one cue it was a text form his tutor.
Sorry I wont be able to make it today! We can totally study tomorrow if you can make it. -MThayer
"Apparently she did bail on me," he scoffed, "Great."
"Who's your tutor?"
"Some girl named Meadow? You know her? Blonde hair, tanned skin, ring a bail?"
She placed a finger on her chin, "Hmm, sounds like one of Angela's little friends but I wouldn't know. If you haven't noticed I don't really have a bunch of people to hang out with."
"Really? I thought you were mega popular."
She playfully rolled her eyes, "Shut the fuck up."
"Ouch! That hurt," he joked as he placed a hand on his heart. He took a seat next to Lilith and she turned to face him, "So you're waiting for Angela?"
"Yup. Her and her stupid cheer friends need to practice like so hard today!" she faked a valley girl accent as she flipped her hair, forcing Dustin to laugh.
There was a brief silence before she started talking again, "How's she anyway?"
She gave him a look and he threw his hands up in defense, "What! Just checking on her. She's still my friend."
"Then why don't you go talk to her?"
"I don't know...I don't want to be in a relationship right now and considering my past history with her, it seems like that would be hard to do."
She smacked him on the arm, "Oh just get back together with her. The worst thing you have to hide is that you're in the criminal career and she can handle that. I mean sure she's a judging bitch but when it comes to you she's a sweetheart. The point is, it won't change the way she feels about you."
He sighed, "Well being in the criminal career is like being apart of a gang. There's only a few people you can trust and if you tell the wrong person about your love life, they'll try to force you to force them to join. I don't want her to be apart of that."
"Then keep your mouth shut."
He shrugged, "I always do...I just don't see why she still likes me. She can have anyone she wants."
Lilith rolled her eyes, "She likes you because you're you."
He raised an eyebrow, "Because I'm...me?"
She smacked him playfully, "You know what I mean! You're funny, supportive, nice and you try your best to be a good person. You're real and I guess some people would say you're cute." She tried her best to hide her blush but Dustin still saw it.
He gave her an amused look.
"Wipe that smirk off your face Broke. I was only saying what my sister thinks of you. Twin telepathy you know," she covered.
"Right," he smirked, "Well thanks Lilith. You're a good friend."
"I know," she smirked.
Dustin grabbed his bags as he started to leave.
"So I'll see your tomorrow then?"
He nodded, "Yeah, only so I can hear that song of yours."
He walked off and Lilith couldn't wipe the smile off her face.