Chapter 3.6: The Adventure Continues!

House 3 Goals:

• Create a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $40k Simoleons

√ Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration on the Main Sim

√ Achieve level 10 of the Gardening skill on the Main Sim

√Achieve level 10 of the Fishing skill on the Main Sim

√ Acquire a Cow Plant and collect 5 unique Essence potions by interacting with it

• Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage


10-31-18_10-19-27 PM.pngWe’ll start off the chapter with a house tour.

10-31-18_10-20-11 PM.pngThe entryway. Nothing too spectacular.

Views of the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

10-31-18_10-21-52 PM.pngThe bathroom. It’s pretty sparse. I think the next house the bathroom will be bigger or at least wider.

10-31-18_10-22-08 PM.pngOcean’s bedroom.

10-31-18_10-22-43 PM.pngBriar’s bedroom.

10-31-18_10-23-02 PM.pngAn overview for those curious about the layout.

10-31-18_10-19-11 PM.pngThe house is officially complete! At least per challenge rules. I will continue to improve the house.

11-02-18_5-36-23 AM.pngOcean: Um, dad…you’re kind of freaking me out here.

Oliver: Sorry son, I guess I wasn’t focusing hard enough on materializing properly.

Ocean’s day of being freaked out is not over. Poor kid walks in on his mom taking a bath, and she looks like she is ready to murder someone.

11-02-18_5-46-32 AM.pngHere we are with Ocean’s traits. He is in range for Conflict Resolution, and almost in range for Responsibility.

And as you can see his age bar is full, so it’s his birthday! Spoiler alert I forget it’s his birthday :'(.

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The outside of the house gets a little decoration. I’m terrible at landscaping. I always focus more on the inside of the house.

11-02-18_6-12-16 AM.pngSo Ocean comes home from school and magically turns into a teenager.

11-02-18_6-28-15 AM.pngHere he is in all his handsomeness! His aspiration is the Curator and his new trait is Geek.

11-02-18_6-36-03 AM.pngProject time. I had to have Briar influence him several times and he would come do the project for like 5 seconds then leave. I am determined to get this boy an A!

11-02-18_7-05-19 AM.pngThis picture is to mainly show the vase that Briar uncovered on her archeology table.

The Freezer Bunnies have invaded the house!

11-02-18_12-13-32 PM.pngIt’s Harvestfest time and Briar tries to appease the gnomes.

11-02-18_12-13-44 PM.pngApparently this one doesn’t like fruitcake.

11-02-18_12-14-23 PM.pngI mean he REALLY didn’t like it!

11-02-18_12-17-09 PM.pngThe Fam sits down for a Grand breakfast.

Then the aliens decided it would be fun to experiment on a ghost.

11-02-18_12-32-44 PM.pngBriar completed a death totem.

11-02-18_12-43-03 PM.pngThen it’s off to Selvadorada once again. This trip is to mainly kill time and work on the Archeology skill even though Briar is probably not going to complete it.

Just a few highlights of the trip. Briar did get set of fire, luckily she had a portable extinguisher. Pro tip: when exploring temples ALWAYS go prepared.

11-02-18_1-57-52 PM.pngBack at home the Nomads get a swimming pool. This house lot is actually big enough for the Nomas to have a backyard so I thought I’d treat them a little bit.

11-02-18_2-00-17 PM.pngPromotion!

11-02-18_2-22-08 PM.pngHi Reed! Reed was across the street eating pizza. 11-02-18_2-28-27 PM.png

This is Camilla Nomad. She is Reed’s daughter.

And that’s all the pictures I have. Now we just have to wait for Ocean to become an adult and then it’s on to house 4!

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Chapter 3.5: Leveling Up

House 3 Goals:

• Create a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $40k Simoleons

√ Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Gardening skill on the Main Sim

√Achieve level 10 of the Fishing skill on the Main Sim

√ Acquire a Cow Plant and collect 5 unique Essence potions by interacting with it

• Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage


10-29-18_11-05-54 PM.pngAditya came for a visit!

Ocean: Why are you eating food? Your a ghost, leave the food for the living.

Ocean is not impressed by Aditya.

10-29-18_11-11-30 PM.pngBriar does another round of collecting. She doesn’t need to do this as much anymore, but since she works mostly from home and she doesn’t always complete her daily task sometimes her paycheck is less than stellar.

10-29-18_11-49-47 PM.pngBriar is getting close to reaching level 10 in the gardening skill!

10-30-18_7-45-32 AM.pngHelping Ocean out with his homework. It looks like she is disciplining him or something.

10-30-18_7-51-47 AM.pngThat’s an interesting bouquet. Very colorful anyway. 10-30-18_8-00-21 AM.pngAnother promotion.

10-30-18_8-07-04 AM.pngThe kitchen has been updated. I’m going for a mid-century modern look.

10-30-18_8-23-13 AM.pngOcean: This is a tragedy!

I think Aditya destroyed the house this time, but later I catch Ocean destroying the house and then crying over it. Sims, gotta love their emotional roller coaster.

10-30-18_8-27-51 AM.pngLove day is here and Ocean can be quite the gentleman.

10-30-18_8-38-05 AM.pngSo here is the living room and dining rooms. I shortly change the round table for a rectangle one. The circle table was more traditional looking than modern. And the TV was a gift from Father Winter.

10-30-18_9-11-21 AM.pngSo a bunch of sims over at the house means it’s a party! Briar’s birthday party to be exact.

10-30-18_9-16-06 AM.pngThis lovely lady here is Reed’s wife. I don’t remember her name though :(.

10-30-18_5-43-47 PM.pngBriar blows out the candles. She looks the same as her YA self. 10-30-18_6-02-29 PM.pngWe’re almost there you guys! And also OCEAN GET BACK INSIDE!

10-31-18_8-34-55 AM.pngThe garden is coming along.

10-31-18_9-08-19 AM.pngBriar buys a rare seed packed and gets a trash plant seed. I debated about planting it but I think they are worth quite a bit of simoleans so….I planted it.

10-31-18_9-33-16 AM.pngHere is a view of the house so far. It’s slowly coming along.

10-31-18_9-37-42 AM.pngI decided the family needed a trip to Selvadorada, and I wanted Briar to collect some different types of plants. Also I haven’t really played much in Selvadorada and wanted to give it a go.

10-31-18_9-44-05 AM.pngI changed Briar’s aspiration to the Curator, but later change it to the Archeologist aspiration.

While Briar is having fun collecting artifacts, poor Ocean is getting attacked by a swarm of spiders.

10-31-18_9-50-22 AM.pngBriar: Do you have any more of that spider repellant?

Merchant: Nope just sold out, but I do have some energy drinks.

Briar decides to explore the jungles of Selvadorada, gets attacked by bats, collects some emotion fruit, finds a temple, makes friends with the temple guardian, and makes off with some treasure that is worth some serious simoleans.

All in all a successful trip, especially since no one died!

10-31-18_9-26-28 PM.pngBack at home she works cleaning up some artifacts.

10-31-18_10-06-07 PM.pngPlanting the new plants she got from Selvadorada has gotten her to level 10 in the gardening skill!

Now all we need to to is get the house value up and wait till Ocean is a Young Adult! So toodaloo for now!

 

Chapter 3.4: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

House 3 Goals:

• Create a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $40k Simoleons

√ Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Gardening skill on the Main Sim

√Achieve level 10 of the Fishing skill on the Main Sim

√ Acquire a Cow Plant and collect 5 unique Essence potions by interacting with it

• Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage

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And we start off the chapter with a promotion!

10-29-18_9-56-06 AM.pngSince Briar is going to be in the florist branch she gets the flower arranging table.

10-29-18_10-00-56 AM.pngI was second guessing myself brinning Oliver “back” but at least now Ocean gets to know his dad.

10-29-18_10-03-42 AM.pngSo I notice Spike’s vomiting animation and zoom over to check it out.

10-29-18_10-03-45 AM.pngAditya decided the last time was a pretty awesome experience and wanted to try it again, or he is sick of living here and tried suicide by cowplant. If it was the later it obviously didn’t work.

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But Briar gets to collect a new essence. I’m not trying to collect all essences but if it happens I’m not going to complain.

10-29-18_10-06-19 AM.pngOcean doing what toddler’s do.

10-29-18_10-12-01 AM.pngAnd dad gets to clean up. Oliver is actually cleans up messes pretty consistently even though he breaks the plumbing just as frequently.

10-29-18_10-22-10 AM.pngOliver has not learned his lesson, you might call it a failed life lesson. But now that he is a ghost I guess he has no fear. Briar is able to collect an essence of discomfort.

10-29-18_10-35-05 AM.pngHere is the house overview. All rooms have flooring and wallpaper so now all I need to do is get the house value up.

10-29-18_10-36-50 AM.pngAnd it’s also Winterfest. Aditya and Oliver help Briar get the ornaments on the tree.

10-29-18_10-54-28 AM.pngHere is the tree in all of its glory. And Father Winter putting gifts under the tree.

10-29-18_11-02-19 AM.pngBriar makes this lovely Winter bouquet, which I sold.

10-29-18_11-22-07 AM.pngSo I counted my chickens before they hatched, so to speak, but now they have officially hatched!

10-29-18_9-16-00 PM.pngWe all know what this wave means right?

10-29-18_9-17-11 PM.pngIt is time for Aditya to leave this earthly realm. Goodby Aditya you were a good friend to Briar when she needed it, also donating your essence to the cowplant (which sounded less dirty in my head), and for giving us that sweet, sweet retirement money. It was nice knowing you.

10-29-18_9-40-24 PM.pngPromotion time!

10-29-18_9-51-32 PM.pngR.I.P Spike. You gave us 5 unique essences, killed Briar’s husband, and now will be a cool lawn ornament. Is that a little dark? Parting is such sweet sorrow.

10-29-18_10-10-11 PM.pngThe birthday boy makin’ a wish.

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Look at this cutie! He is a Genius and Social Butterfly.

10-29-18_10-49-33 PM.pngReed invited Briar out for some coffee. They had a pretty good time.

10-29-18_10-52-38 PM.pngBriar even met Oliver’s brother Ezekiel (I think that’s his name).

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So this is the current value of the house, about 10k more to go! I guess this is as good as any point to close out the chapter.

 

Chapter 3.3: A is for Accomplishments

House 3 Goals:

• Create a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $40k Simoleons

• Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Gardening skill on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Fishing skill on the Main Sim

• Acquire a Cow Plant and collect 5 unique Essence potions by interacting with it

• Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage


10-28-18_9-26-58 PM.pngBriar: *sighs* This is just what I need; a calm peaceful day of fishing. No cares, no worries, just me and the fish.

10-28-18_9-32-19 PM.pngBriar: Well aren’t you a beautiful catch!

By the way I love that freezer bunny sweater. I would wear that in real life.

Back at home Briar makes friends with Adiyta Gandhi, who is Yasmin Abd Al Kader’s husband. And if you remember in an alternate universe Yasmin was Cisco’s wife.

Briar: So I know this is a strange request, but would you move in with me…it’s just for financial purposes…really.

Adiyta: Well I’ll agree just so long as you remember I am a happily married man who is old enough to be your father…no hankie pankie.

Briar: Um…that’s the farthest thing from my mind, so you have a deal!

10-28-18_9-43-21 PM.pngSo I put out the clay in hopes Aditya would get inspired. And as the clay is pretty much the only thing we have that will rase fun Aditya went right for it!

10-28-18_9-44-02 PM.pngAditya: Ooooh is that for me?!

10-28-18_9-44-17 PM.pngAditya: The cake was totally worth that terrifying experience!

10-28-18_9-46-15 PM.pngEssence of Inspiration collected! 4 down 1 more to go!

10-28-18_9-49-11 PM.pngOh hey look! It’s Oliver and he has returned to the scene of the crime as it were.

Oliver: Hey there son, it’s me your papa.

10-28-18_9-52-18 PM.pngBriar: Hey there love, I’ve missed you. Can you stay a little bit longer?

10-28-18_9-52-31 PM.pngAnd with that Oliver is back “living” with his family. And a ghost he will remain as I’m not allowed to bring him back to life with ambrosia.

10-28-18_9-54-00 PM.pngAnd this is pretty much what Oliver does with the majority of his time. He plays with Spike, the cowplant that killed him. I guess there is no hard feelings.

10-28-18_10-13-16 PM.pngBack at Sylvan Glade Briar reaches level 9 in her fishing skill! 10-28-18_10-12-08 PM.png

Also we learn that our dear Cisco has passed on. 😥

10-28-18_10-15-35 PM.pngAnd we learn that it’s Ocean’s birthday.

10-28-18_10-20-41 PM.pngBut when Briar gets home she is so distraught at losing her dad, and I honestly forgot so….

10-28-18_10-32-55 PM.pngOcean grows up alone and gaines the Inquisitive trait. He looks like his dad but luckily has his mom’s nose. He has escaped the dreaded Goth nose.

10-28-18_10-36-06 PM.pngPapa Oliver decides to teach his son some shapes.

Oliver feeds Ocean, but poor tike falls asleep on his sandwich.

10-28-18_10-56-36 PM.pngI know having my main sim be eatin’ by the cowplant is probably not the best idea, but she was playful!

10-28-18_10-57-20 PM.pngAnd we have all the unique essence we need!

10-28-18_11-04-02 PM.pngHere is the essences we have so far: happiness, life, inspiration, sadness, and playfulness. 10-29-18_8-45-51 PM.pngAnd soon it will be time to say goodby to Aditya. In hindsight I should have had him move back with his family, but that’s why they call it hindsight.

10-29-18_8-48-55 PM.pngGuys, this is the fish, the fish that completes Briar’s aspiration!

10-29-18_8-49-04 PM.pngNow all we need is to reach level 10 in the gardening skill, get the house up in value to 40K, and raise Ocean to an adult! We’re halfway there! At least in my mind I’m halfway there.

And I’ll end the chapter there with all of these accomplishments, and no death…..well, at least not in the household. R.I.P. Cisco 😥

 

Chapter 3.2: Feed Me

House 3 Goals:

• Create a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $40k Simoleons

• Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Gardening skill on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Fishing skill on the Main Sim

• Acquire a Cow Plant and collect 5 unique Essence potions by interacting with it

• Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage


10-28-18_7-57-00 PM.pngOliver: Well hello there, aren’t you a strange creature!

I guess I didn’t take any pictures of the cowplant growing, but I guess I didn’t. Oliver was just playing with Spike here, for now.

10-28-18_7-57-43 PM.pngAutonomous smooching!

10-28-18_8-01-49 PM.pngBriar: Here fishie…fishie….

Briar keeps getting the same fish over and over. I think I will send her to Sylvan Glade soon.

10-28-18_8-11-29 PM.pngGnomes coming out of the woodwork means it’s Harvestfest!

10-28-18_8-12-26 PM.pngBriar: I am so thankful to have you as my best friend.

Oliver: Awe that’s so sweet!

10-28-18_8-13-16 PM.pngOliver: Hmm what’s this? Well I think I will help myself to some cake!

10-28-18_8-13-33 PM.pngOliver: Well that was unexpected.

While Spike, the cowplant, was feasting on Oliver, Briar cooked up her own feast.

10-28-18_8-17-49 PM.pngBriar: Well, what do you have for me Spike?

Briar collected Oliver’s essence of happiness. 1 down 4 more to go.

10-28-18_8-25-51 PM.pngGaining that garden skill.

10-28-18_8-30-22 PM.pngOcean’s bed room now has flooring and walls are painted, so we officially have one room completed!

10-28-18_8-34-21 PM.pngOliver is being a good papa.

10-28-18_8-43-15 PM.pngOliver: Oh, come on Spike, give me that cake!

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Dun, dun, DUN…..

Briar: *Gasp!* Oliver? What happened? Please Grimm bring him back it wasn’t his time yet….it can’t be!

Grimm: Sorry, when your numbers up…it’s up.

Briar sadly collects Oliver’s life essence.

10-28-18_8-47-43 PM.pngHere is an overview of the house so far.

10-28-18_8-50-16 PM.pngBriar: I don’t think I’ll ever stop crying.

10-28-18_8-59-30 PM.pngLife must go on and Briar goes out for another round of collecting.

10-28-18_9-09-03 PM.pngThis could turn out VERY badly.

10-28-18_9-09-18 PM.pngLuckily it doesn’t.

10-28-18_9-13-22 PM.pngEssence of sadness collected.

10-28-18_9-26-07 PM.pngInto the magical realm of Sylvan Glade.

Chapter 3.1: Another Milestone

House 3 Goals:

• Create a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $40k Simoleons

• Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Gardening skill on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Fishing skill on the Main Sim

• Acquire a Cow Plant and collect 5 unique Essence potions by interacting with it

• Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage


Last we left off Briar started her journey into house 3, and then she died and had to start over 0_0. Luckily she didn’t get far so I didn’t have re-play much. She re met Oliver Goth who moved in at the end of the chapter.

So without further ado let’s see what Briair is up to now.

10-28-18_1-51-11 PM.pngBriar starts off the day with some fishing.

Briar: Ah, it’s a beautiful morning!

Briar: Oliver, love, will you marry me?

Oliver: No…just…no it’s not the right time okay!

Oliver got really mad for some reason.

10-28-18_1-55-39 PM.pngHowever this didn’t discourage Briar.

A few romantic interactions later and she proposed again with success! She married that man real quick before he could change his mind.

10-28-18_2-18-22 PM.pngBriar works on her gardening skill by researching her plants.

10-28-18_2-24-40 PM.pngBriar and Oliver will now be able to use the toilet in private.

10-28-18_2-31-22 PM.pngCisco: This is nice, I like fishing with you Briar.

Briar: Yes, it’s actually very relaxing.

10-28-18_2-33-00 PM.pngBriar completed milestone 2 and is now working on 3!

10-28-18_3-20-10 PM.pngWith the days fishing the Nomads now have a kitchenette.

10-28-18_6-18-03 PM.pngThe house is slowly but surely getting pieced together.

10-28-18_6-18-42 PM.pngNow that they have a second room it’s time to add on to the family as well.

10-28-18_6-24-19 PM.pngBriar is coming up in the world of gardening.

10-28-18_6-26-33 PM.pngMilestone 3 completed!

10-28-18_6-28-51 PM.pngThe garden is coming along nicely as well.

10-28-18_6-30-33 PM.pngOliver is a little bit older than Briar he is having his adult birthday.

Briar: Oliver, we’re going to be parents! Isn’t this the best birthday present ever?!

Oliver: What? Are you sure? I don’t know if I’m ready.

And then the toilet brakes and the stove gets electrocuted by lightning, so I have to move the kitchen inside. But we get a cool rock out of it which I sold!

10-28-18_7-05-04 PM-2.pngThey’re a pretty cute couple.

10-28-18_7-07-51 PM.pngWe now have a cowplant!

10-28-18_7-21-46 PM.pngWe also now have the basic shell of the house.

10-28-18_7-38-43 PM.pngKeep getting those promotions!

10-28-18_7-39-14 PM.pngLook at that pregnant belly!

10-28-18_7-43-51 PM.pngLet’s meet that nooboo!

10-28-18_7-44-46 PM.pngOliver: Oh my plumbob, it’s happening!

Briar: I’m going to cry this hurts so much!

10-28-18_7-45-53 PM.pngBefore she can set foot into the delivery room she passes out from exhaustion.

10-28-18_7-55-47 PM.pngBut little baby Ocean is born soon after. I think Cisco broke the triplet streek when he had to restart house 2.

And with the birth of the heir I will end the chapter.

 

Chapter 3.0: Again and Again

House 3 Goals:

• Create a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home worth at least $40k Simoleons

• Complete the Angling Ace Aspiration on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Gardening skill on the Main Sim

• Achieve level 10 of the Fishing skill on the Main Sim

• Acquire a Cow Plant and collect 5 unique Essence potions by interacting with it

• Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage


So here we are again. A new start, a new lot, and a new drifter. This time we have quite a lot to accomplish, but our heir is up for the challenge!

Briar: It’s spring, I’m in Oasis Springs. I’m living my best life.

As you can see Briar is ready to begin.

As with all drifters before her she begins to collect what pop up in the neighborhood. We also spot a wild Cisco!

Briar: Hello there!

Oliver: Um…hi….

Briar: There, there everything is going to be okay.

Oliver: How can you know?

Briar: Well it’s got to ya know? I’m starting with nothing so it can only get better.

10-28-18_11-11-28 AM.pngBriar’s first purchases is a Bush and a cooler.

Then next day is quite hot, but Briar soldiers on! Does some more collecting and begins her garden.

10-28-18_11-26-03 AM.pngWith the days collections she was able to afford a bed, a bathtub, and a chair. Not bat at all.

10-28-18_11-27-38 AM.pngBriar: Baths are the BEST!

The next day Briar does some more collecting.

Briar was in desperate need of fun so she invites Oliver over for a water balloon fight!

10-28-18_11-47-56 AM.pngBriar: Oh, my Plumbob it’s so hot!

10-28-18_11-48-06 AM.pngBriar: I think I’m going to lay down right here, if that’s alright with you.

Yep ladies and gents Briar died of Heat thus I have to start over again. Silver lining I wasn’t that far into house 3.


10-28-18_11-49-27 AM.pngBriar: I have a weird sense of Dejavu.

More collecting and Briar starts her garden.

10-28-18_12-19-32 PM.pngI believe Briar is getting a job in the garden career.

10-28-18_12-24-43 PM.pngWith collecting Briar was able to afford a skink. I’m trying to save enough simoleans to build a room so Briar won’t die of heat again.

10-28-18_12-28-00 PM.pngThe frogs have spawned!

10-28-18_12-33-32 PM.pngBriar meets the locals. I’m kind of hoping Oliver shows up again. They built their relationship really quickly. This guy’s name is Anas and he seems lovely.

10-28-18_12-38-07 PM.pngYes! We have four walls! Now Briar has a place to go if it gets too hot.

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Briar just needs one more fish to complete the first Milestone.

Reed and Cisco visit Briar for a water balloon fight. Cisco ends up talking to Briar’s plants.

10-28-18_12-47-29 PM.pngBlackberries are always a good investment. And also yummy!

10-28-18_12-54-47 PM.pngBriar: Hi there,  like your mohawk!

Kolton: Thanks!

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Briar is now on Milestone 2!

10-28-18_1-01-49 PM.pngBriar was in need of fun so I got her a game table. She needed to improve her social needs so she invited Kolton here. She also invited Anas but he was busy.

10-28-18_1-05-26 PM.pngBriar  was able to afford the cheapest bathtub. Doesn’t it look like she is having fun.

10-28-18_1-09-45 PM.pngHey look who finally showed up! It’s Oliver! He also happens to be a Goth.

They become fast friends and then something more! She askes Oliver to move in and he says yes!

10-28-18_1-32-55 PM.pngSo here is Oliver Goth. He is Neat, Squeamish, and a Loner.

Briar wanted to woohoo in the bush so we’ll end the chapter with these two getting frisky!