Ariana: I
Published Aug 19, 2009

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Hey guys!

You may be wondering where the next chapter of The Red Shoes is.. well, thanks to the silly patch by EA, I had to re-install Sims 3 :l
So bye bye The Red Shoes! I didn't really enjoy writing it anyway.. I don't think it was the style I was looking for. Well, I hope you enjoy this story!

And can someone tell me how to do italics? It would really help :)



Hey guys!

You may be wondering where the next chapter of The Red Shoes is.. well, thanks to the silly patch by EA, I had to re-install Sims 3 :l
So bye bye The Red Shoes! I didn't really enjoy writing it anyway.. I don't think it was the style I was looking for. Well, I hope you enjoy this story!

And can someone tell me how to do italics? It would really help :)

I am Ariana.

This is my house... I lived here for all of my life, and I died here. I pretty much look after the house, I make sure no-one moves in and invades my space. I'm tied down to it. It's a confusing story, but when someone has lived in a house for their entire life, they feel protective of it, like I do. Especially when you've died here.

This is me sitting at the bench. I thought I'd show you my tranquil garden. But I'm going to go in now.

As I look out the window, I notice a man run up the hill towards my house. I peer at him. He can't see me - nobody can. That's what's so lonely...

He's changing the sign! It's the Estate agent salesman!

The sign I am talking about is a "for sale" sign infront of my house. It's been up for sale ever since my family and I died - apparently we have no other relatives, or wills. I didn't think I'd be dying like I did, so I obviously didn't prepare a will.
Come to mention it.. how did I die? Drowning, like my mother? Or Fire? Or even electrecution? I certainly didn't die of old age! I can't remember how my family died. I only remember my Mother in the sea..

What is that man doing?
I doubt someone's bought the house. I'd like to see them try! Every person who has come to view the house with the Estate agent salesman has ran away screaming. I always LOVE the floating bed trick. And if people find that fascinating, then I will flicker the lights a bit! Hah!
The salesman has now ran down the hill looking left and right for me. He can't see me, but he knows I'm watching him.. it makes all people feel uncomfortable.

He's gone now. I run out of the house to view the sign...

"OH MY GOODNESS. IT'S CAN'T BE.. SOLD!" I scream. I can scream as loud as I want and still not wake the neighbours... not that anyone can hear me.

This is preposterous! I did all I could to stop the house from being sold! This is my sanctuary and then someone just moves right in!

Another man is trekking up the hill with a bunch of luggage. Of course, this house is already furnished. So he doesn't need much of his own furniture, does he?

I quickly run back into the house. It's funny.. it's as if he knows I'm here. I'm acting like a little kid.

I look out of the window again.

The man is called Rob. I know he is, because the phone rang and he answered it and said "Yes this is Rob Smith.."
Him and his stupid phone calls! He makes me feel like a child!

It's pure torture watching Rob eat his food...
...and watch TV, commenting on the latest celeb stories. ...and sleep! I don't see why he's so tired. He doesn't even have a job yet! I don't know why, or how but.. I like him.

I follow him everywhere, he's so kind and understanding and..
..a hit with the ladies.

Can Nancy Landgraab please get away from him?!?
Luckily she can't do much with her husband watching.

This is pure torture.. the same routine every day. Watching Rob eat and sleep and flirt with women! Oh to be human again!
I needed help.

I know it's strictly against the "ghost rules" to fall in love with a human... but is there an exception for me? I'm not alive or dead!

I stood at my mother's grave. I just had to wait a few more hours and she would be here. It was getting dark already.

"Mom. I miss you."

I started to sob. I needed her with me always, to comfort me. It was pain only having this aura around at midnight.. but I know it's her.
I waited and waited and waited. She finally came.

"Mom! Oh I've missed you!" I hugged her.. It was like hugging a huge ice-cube.I shivered. I could feel ghosts.

She laughed. "Oh Ariana! How have you been my dear?"
"Awful. I think I'm falling for him."
"How did you know?"
"A mother knows all.. and it helps being able to read minds." she chuckled.
"But that's the thing! I can read minds too but yet I'm not like you? People can't see me and yet you can! Am I a.. ghost?" I asked, shaking slightly.

I could see her thinking about it.

"You saw the Grim Reaper, didn't you?" she asked.
"Yes. But it was extremely blurry."
"What did he say to you, Ariana?"
"Well he said.. he said..." I couldn't remember, "it was really blurry and it was hard to hear him. I remember him putting an ice-cold finger across my forehead then disappearing, and me waking up in my bedroom."
"When you die - like I did - the Grim Reaper takes you to a dark place.. I can't really remember what happens then, dear, but you are allowed to visit those you love at midnight. It's confusing, but you'll know when you're a ghost." replied Maria.
"I doubt I'll ever become one."
"Don't be so negative, Ariana! It sounds like you had some unfinished business. I personally don't know a ghost in this graveyard who has gone through what you've gone through but don't worry."
"Oh Mom. I'm so scared.."
It was 10 minutes past Midnight.
"Turn that frown upside down..." and my wise old Mom disappeared.

I sighed.
When I got home (Rob was out), I lay down on the sofa. It's pretty much impossible for me to sleep, but I just lay there, hoping that I could be seen by somebody.

I was suddenly spinning.
I was in the Kitchen.

The Grim Reaper was blurred, and he was watching, but I could see my sister, Lily, cowering from the fire. I was looking at the Grim. Flames surrounded me but it was all out of focus. Was this what dying was like? I wasn't in pain, but I was sure this wasn't real. What was happening?
I heard screams..
It was me! I was screaming for Lily, who was still engulfed in flames. I don't know what happened to her either. I never see her out at night.
I saw my hands infront of me, trying to reach out for Lily. There was something blocking me from getting her.. saving her..
The Grim Reaper was close to me, I could feel his ice-cold breath on my skin. I was feeling so faint.. everything was falling out of focus.. he put his fingers on my forehead. Lily and the fire started to fade.. I was falling... falling... the last thing I saw was Lily fading and turning translucent... she was orange... a ghost.
I was plunging into darkness.

Why wasn't I orange and translucent?

Everything was dark.
"Someone, help me!"

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#7Thefox18Aug 21, 2009

\:\) really good start

#8kalirinahAug 21, 2009

aw great story ... hope to read soon the follow up \:\)

#9smiley00girlAug 21, 2009

Amazing start! I love it! Keep up the good work! \:D

#10DuncXAug 21, 2009

Excellent start, I love it already! I am looking forward to seeing what happens next. \:D

#11EarcatAug 21, 2009

  great story

#12Calino!Aug 22, 2009

\:eek\:  Wow \:eek\: I don't have word's for comment this story \:D

#13charrayAug 31, 2009

Great story! 5.0

#14martoeleDec 22, 2009

I don't know how I lost this story. I see that there are 4 chapter and, untill now, I missed them. Strange. \:puke\: I like it very much and am pleased to know that I can finish reading it now. \:\)

#15loogliDec 24, 2009

Very interesting!

#16Dec 20, 2010

thank you

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