An Era of Charming Tales: Respite

Betty showed Bruno and Rosie around the property.  They were thrilled with the sweet little house.  It was cozy and colorful (with indoor plumbing .. for the most part), and the garden was bountiful.  Bruno was excited that there was a fishing hole nearby.  He was itching to throw a line out into those crystalline waters.

Betty helped them make the beds and get the windows open for fresh air.  She picked some veggies and put them in the fridge.

“You are free to use whatever the garden gives you while you are here.”

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“I will take my leave now.  It is time for me to get back to the restaurant,” Betty said cheerfully.

“OH Betty, thank you!”  Rosie exclaimed, “this is a wonderful little house.  You are such a dear to let us stay here to rest up for the remainder of our journey.”

“It is my pleasure,” Betty responded warmly.  “If you need anything, I am at the Wiggly Piggly most of the time, but I only live across the street so feel free to come ask for anything you might lack.”

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After Betty had gone Bruno asked his little family, “So who is ready to do a little fishing? ”

Trui jumped up and down excitedly exclaiming, “feesy .. feesy .. feeeesy!”

A huge smile swept across Bruno’s face, “OK baby Trui, let’s go catch something wonderful for dinner.”

Rosie laughed, “Bruno, you are determined to make her into a little bear … aren’t you?”

Bruno just winked as he and Trui trotted off.  Rosie came right after.

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Bruno whispered with a soft laugh, “looks like fishing is very tiring for tiny anglers.”

Smiling, Rosie continued her soft lullaby,

“Honey is for bees silly bear …

And besides, there’s jellybeans everywhere …

It’s not what it seems in the land of dreams …

Don’t worry your little head, just go to sleep  …


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It doesn’t matter how you feel …

Life is just a Ferris wheel …

It is always up and down …

Don’t make a sound …

When you wake up the world will come around …

When you wake up the world will come around.”  ***

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Since they did not catch any fish earlier, Rosie decided they would have a special dinner … her mother’s pancakes.

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Bruno kept an eye on Trui while dinner was cooking.

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” … and baby bear said, “someone has been eating my porridge and IT IS ALL GONE!”

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Rosie called, “Dinner time you two.  Come on now before it gets cold.”

As Bruno sat down at the table with his sweet wife and darling Trui his heart swelled with gratitude!  He truly felt like the luckiest man in the whole world!

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After dinner, it was time for a baby bubble bath 🙂 and then off to bed for a tired tot.

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Bruno was stunned to see the baby come around the corner of the house.

“Trui what are you doing out of bed?”

“Bebe bear … bebe bear!”

“Honey it is bedtime now!  You are supposed to be going to sleep.”

“Bebe bear … bebe bear!”

Trui turned those big eyes and Bruno and his resolve melted.

“OH OK! OK! Come on!”

He glanced up at Rosie who was beaming at her beloved.

With color rising in his cheeks he picked up his daughter and carried her into bed.

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“You lay back now and let’s see what happened to little Goldilocks.”

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The sun is up .. so Trui is up!

Mama and Papa are not up!

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After a quick breakfast, Rosie and Bruno headed out to the garden before the heat made the job unbearable.

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The fresh fruit and veggies from Betty’s tiny garden were exquisite.  Rosie marveled that the impeccable quality.  She could not wait to use them in recipes.  She had many ideas.

Bruno enjoyed tending the garden.  Once they got settled he would plant one of his own.

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Rosie and Trui try a little potty training.

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“Maybe next time, baby Trui.  Maybe next time.”

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Poor little princess!   Laundry time is not for wimps.

Using one of the wonderful herbs from the garden, Rosie freshened the water and began …

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With Rosie up to her elbows in laundry (literally), Bruno decides to try his hand at making dinner.  His FAV beans and franks.

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UH, that did not go so well.   Poor Bruno, Trui is a tough food critic LOL!

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Bruno attempts to placate the tot, “Do you want one of Papa’s lovely apples, baby girl?”

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That is a winner!

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Be a parent they said .. it would be fun they said .. YOLO Rosie!

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“… and the cow plant says …”

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I don’t know Bruno I think this little one has a thing or two to teach you too.

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Could the cavalry be on the way?

(Look to your right Orsini Fam … look to your right!)

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Meanwhile, back in Windenburg the Queen is not doing so well.  The stress from all that is going on has taken its toll.  She has fallen quite ill.

Prince is beside himself with worry.

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The family is quite concerned too.  Everyone has stepped up to care for her.

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While she is quite grateful to them she cannot seem to “bring herself out of it.”

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Author’s note:  If you just popped into my story for the first time, might I recommend you visit here first?  This short synopsis will give you enough story background to follow.  If you are a reader who has fallen behind this will give you an instant catch up. 

An Era of Charming Tales: Special Feature (Lemme es’plain .. UH NO! Too much! Lemme sum up!)

****~~~~~ Credits ~~~~~****


Lullabye – Fall Out Boy


Joanne Bernice Let’s Have Tea

rethdis-love    I feel so bad 

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31 thoughts on “An Era of Charming Tales: Respite

  1. I adore this little family. They are just too cute ❤ .

    Poor Rose I hope she starts feeling better soon I'm not ready to lose her yet and she needs to be around to meet little Trui.

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  2. So loving Brono and Rosie’s trip. Such an adorable little family. What’s wrong with poor Snow? She has dealt with more than enough drama, I hope she gets stronger.

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  3. Ohhh…poor Queen…and Prince too. He has to be upset. Hopefully she will get week soon.

    Trui is so cute and a such a handful. But Bruno is eating it up. That look he gave Rosie at the table, it makes you a puddle of goo. It’s like he was saying with his eyes he wanted to make a baby with her and right now….lol.

    And did they just totally walk right by and miss them? Hopefully they don’t and the Calvary has arrived.

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      1. LOL! My SimSelf has a wild child in the Vampire story (Rocket the Vampire Slayer! LOL!) He’s forever stripping his clothes and racing around in the buff!

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  4. Trui is truly a blessing! XD Now I’m more worried about Snow. Please tell me she’s not going to pass on soon. I know it has to come eventually, but I can’t take it!!


  5. Trui really doesn’t like to sleep does she? It was so nice of Betty to let them stay and rest for a few days. It’s sad that Snow is sick and I’m hoping she doesn’t pass on until after her family is reunited again.


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