Chapter 1.3 – Unexpected Visitor

For the next following weeks everyday after work I’d spend time with Patricia. I’d teach her how to walk and talk, and tried spending as much quality time as possible. I had lost my job at the spa maybe a month ago, and had gotten a job in the criminal career track. It was hard keeping up with everything all together. Having a full-time job, working extra hours, then coming back home to a needy toddler and trying to make the best out of things. I definitely went to bed exhausted everyday.

Luckily however, I was able to afford a cheap babysitter. I didn’t have to pay him much, but I was able to trust him, and Patty loved him. Besides, it’s not like I had a very big choice. I wasn’t there all day, and someone had to take care of my daughter while I was out.

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I came rushing back home after my day of work. I was so happy I had gotten my very first promotion! I had to work extra hours and be on my best behavior, but finally it paid off! I was now going to make 48$ an hour! On my way back home, I stopped by the grocery store; it was Patricia’s birthday. I bought the cutest and cheapest cake I could find, and rushed back home. I dismissed the babysitter, thanking him for staying a few extra hours.

Even at such a young age, Patricia knew today was a special day. I lit the candles on the cake and picked her up. I sang her happy-birthday as she looked at her cake with glowing eyes and a bright smile. I helped her blow out the candles, and we both cheered and laughed. I put her down on the floor, and watched as my only daughter grew up from being a toddler into a grown child.

As I looked down at my daughter, I realized how she hadn’t changed at all. She got taller, and older but she still had the face of her father. She had his brown, burnt hair, and his hazelnut eyes. I looked at her smiling, and every time I glanced towards her eyes, I was reminded of her father. The one who impregnated me and left me without advanced notice. I don’t know where he is now, or where he’s been all these years. I’ll have to tell him one day about his daughter, but not just yet.

I was saving up my past salary checks to be able to remodel Patty’s room a little. I got rid of all the small baby toys, and moved in a large single bed.I also bought us a brand new chess table so it would allow us to pass some time together. Turns out we both really enjoy playing chess. Patty’s a genius and usually always win, and for me, well it allows me to build up my logic skills for my career, and build up my relationship with my daughter.

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Finally, I had a day off. With the new promotion, and Patricia always around, it was hard to get some time to myself. I cleaned up around the house, and prepared myself a bowl of cereal. Patty was at school and I had the house for myself. I cleaned my dishes and went to the sink to brush my teeth.

I just finished rinsing my mouth when I heard a knock at the door. I cleaned myself up and went to the door. Opening the large wooden frame, I was shocked to see who stood in front of me. That was definitely an unexpected visitor.

The woman who stood in front of my happened to be my mother. After all these years, her hair still had its dull gray shade, and rough wrinkles covered her face. Smoking had definitely not done her any good. I struggled to stumble out a few words, “Mom?” She answered with a sneer, “Surprised to see me? You know Alexandra, you’re a woman very hard to find.” “I’ve changed my name. It’s Faith now. What are you doing here?” I felt nervous and uneasy. Why was she here? I escaped that life years ago! “Why do you think I’m here? You’re my daughter, and I’ve been looking for you.” I had to make this clear. “I don’t want you here Ma. I left my old life, I’ve left the trouble and misery. I’m a new person living a new life.” “And you don’t want your mother to be a part of it? Oh shame on you ‘Faith’. Faith … what a name.”

She continued, sighing with annoyance, “Anyways, this is besides the point. When are you coming home?” “Home? That place never felt like a home to me. I’m not going back, I told you I have a new life here. Does Pops know that you came here?” “He knows I’ve been looking for you over the years, but no, he has no idea I’m at your doorstep right now.” “I don’t want him knowing. I don’t want him to come here, and I don’t want you to come back either.”

“You know, your father isn’t the couch potato you think he is!” “Does he have a job? Does he clean up around the house? Prepare dinner?” “He had a few job over the years. He doesn’t need to do those things anyway since I’m around. Listen, stop kidding around. When are you coming back?” I was getting upset at my mom’s persistence. I didn’t want to go back to that life. It was horrible, and terrifying. I can still remember those nights where I just wanted to leave. Runaway in the dark and escape all the fighting and unhappiness. I held on tight though, and waited to hit eighteen. Then, however, nothing was stopping me. No way was I going back now.

I was losing my patience, and raised my tone of voice. “Ma, I’m not coming back home okay? I hated the long days I spent there, and I know you’ve been working two jobs most of your life trying to support the “family” but I just don’t want to do it anymore. You shouldn’t be doing it either. Why should you be the one working your butt off so Pops can just sit around, drink, and treat you like dirt. I’ve moved on as soon as I can, and you should do it too.”

My Mom sighed, lowering her head knowing I was right, but too afraid to admit it. It was getting late, and Patricia was going to a friend’s house after school, but she would be here any minute now. “Mom, Patty’s going to be home soon. You have to leave now.” “Patty, who the hell is Patty?” I hadn’t told my mother about my daughter. It didn’t even cross my mind that she didn’t know, but then again, how could she? I took a deep breath, trying to find the words to explain the situation. “Mom, Patricia’s my daughter. I got pregnant eight years ago.” My mom’s reaction broke my heart. She’d been a grandmother for eight years now, and had no idea about it.

She let out a heavy sigh, the sound of her chest proving she hadn’t quit smoking. She spoke softly, barely over a whisper. “Faith I…I don’t know what to say. I understand you want me to leave, and I respect that, but please, please let me come back soon. I need to meet my granddaughter.” Tears were filling my mother’s eyes; I had never seen her cry before. I couldn’t refuse. My mother who worked hard her whole life trying her best to support me was asking me something as simple as meeting her grandchild. I couldn’t refuse. “Sure Ma. Under one condition; I don’t want Pops to even know you found me. I don’t want him to come back into my life, and I certainly don’t want him to know about Patricia. Is that clear?” My Mom nodded weakly and agreed to leave. She left me her number, hoping I’d call back in agreement to meet with her once again.

My ‘unexpected visitor‘ turned out to be my mom, who now walked away, getting into a cab with her head held low. She had been a grandmother for eight years now.

About auburn101
I've ran away at the age of 18. I've come a long way, but now I've arrived in a small town known as Sunset Valley. Ahead of me, awaits a long journey. A legacy is what I am starting. A legacy of my own, that I will built from the ground up.

25 Responses to Chapter 1.3 – Unexpected Visitor

  1. Lexi says:

    Patricia is soo adorable πŸ˜€ I can’t believe her mother tracked her down…I hope she doesn’t ruin this for Faith.
    Wonderful chapter can’t wait for the next update.

  2. Jedidiah says:

    Patricia is very cute. I’m sure she’ll be a drop dead gorgeous teen. Ah, her mom is back. Hopefully, she won’t turn on Faith and blabbermouth it back to pops. How did you get Faith to look shocked?
    Things are looking up for Faith…well apart of that ‘Mom’ thing. But I lol’ed at ” I had lost my job at the spa maybe a month ago, and had gotten a job in the criminal career track.” Like it’s the most normal thing in the world to join organized crime. πŸ˜‰ In a way, I can see Faith just do that. Hehehe. More updates, pleeze. πŸ™‚

    • auburn101 says:

      Hey Jedidiah! To get Faith to look really shocked, I made some ‘scare’ her while her mother was standing right at the door, and she gave me the most freaked out look haha. And she’s just trying to get into any job that will accept her and give her enough money to care for her daughter! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the read, appreciating all the comments! ❀

  3. callierose says:

    Aww I love Patricia, she’s so cute!! Do you happen to know where you got her hair from?
    I feel kinda sorry for her mum; suddenly finding out you’re a grandmother of eight years may be a little disconcerting. Still, I hope her discovery doesn’t ruin Faith’s new life!!! x

  4. spongeb0berz says:

    Awww Patty is so adorable! Your right, she does indeed look like her father. Wow first I was a little leery about her mother showing up, acting all high and mighty… but when I saw her face, it made me sad that she didn’t know about her grandchild. :/ I really hope her father doesn’t ever find her. She just wanted to get away from it all!

    What I wonder if, how did she find her?

    Wonderful update,

    Sponge

    • auburn101 says:

      Yes, Patty seems to be an exact copy of her father, Jeffrey! How Faith’s mom found her will be more explained in the next chapters! Thanks for asking though πŸ˜€ ❀

  5. Carebear728 says:

    Patty is adorable and I’m kinda happy Faith’s mom came and visited her. It was nice she got to find out she was a grandmother

  6. Patricia is seriously adorable!! It’s good that Faith’s mom visited her but man I feel bad for her…I always end up feeling bad for the people who get yelled at. 😐

    Great update, forgot to comment the first time I read it XD ❀

    • auburn101 says:

      I know exactly how you feel! At first, Faith’s mom was suppose to get told off and sent back to her house, but I just felt so bad for her, I had to change around the storyline and make her comeback πŸ™‚ And it’s not a problem, happy you commented ! Thanks.

  7. Emy says:

    Patty’s adorable!! Aww.

    And I felt sorry for Faith’s mum, I’m glad Faith is going to let her come and meet Patty.

    Just some constructive crit – if you start a new line when someone new speaks, it makes it a lot easier to read. I got lost a couple of times when Faith and her mum were talking. πŸ™‚

    Great chapter! ❀

  8. Lexi says:

    I posted this earlier, but I guess you didn’t get it.
    Patricia is soo adorable I can’t believe her mother tracked her down…I hope she doesn’t ruin this for Faith.
    Wonderful chapter can’t wait for the next update.

    • auburn101 says:

      Sorry, I just saw now that you posted up this comment, I just got it now though, in same time as you sent this comment. Sorry for the confusion! ^^

  9. Tabby :) says:

    I hope her mother won’t tell her dad where Faith is.
    Patricia is very cute, great chapter! Can’t wait to see what happens next!

  10. xtremesims says:

    Ahh Patricia is a little cutie. I hope her mother does not ruin her life. Great update

  11. Chellekaz says:

    Oh wow! Poor Faith has really had a rough go of it since she moved out of her folks place, but I love that she’s keeping her head high… Clear to see why after meeting her mom though – hopefully this will be a new turn in their relationship?

  12. Elli James says:

    When I first read the title of this chapter, I thought for sure the unexpected visitor would be Jeffery… But when it was Faith’s mother, I was definitely surprised!

    I’m a bit worried that Faith’s mom has found her again. But I think the discovery of Patty will do her some good. It was definitely a wakeup call, if nothing else!

    Patty is quite possibly the most precious little girl I’ve ever seen. I know she’s got her dad’s eyes, but on her, they’re absolutely gorgeous!

    • auburn101 says:

      Haha, yeah Jeffrey could have been the one at the doorstep, but I figured how in the first chapter I wrote a lot about Faith’s parents, I thought it’d be nice to get them a little back into the picture πŸ˜‰ I love Patty as well, and you’re right about her eyes! πŸ™‚

  13. snowdropxox says:

    WOA!!!! Epic!! Wonder what will happen next?!

  14. Nightrain17 says:

    Awww Patty is just a little cutie. ❀
    Perhaps Faith's mother will change now. Who knows? i just hope she doesn't try to get Faith to come home again!
    Great chapter ❀

  15. zoxell says:

    Patty is really a cute sim! And nice little twist in the story. Gotta love the curve balls! πŸ™‚

  16. dustydreamer says:

    Patty is a gorgeous child!!
    I am so surprised that her mom found her! And Im scared that her mom might let it slip to her dad and these peace and quiet days of working and living alone with her daughter will come to an end. :[

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