The Samples were still settling into their house when the triplets’ birthday arrived. “We can’t do much, but we’re going to do something,” Veronica insisted. So all the family — except Fabian, who was working overtime again — gathered outside by the lake to cheer the little ones on and see who they would become.
By order of birth, first came Forest.
And at last Sky.
Ghostly Sky stared up at her daddy, then screwed up her eyes, and *pop* became visible!
“Well, I’ll be darned,” Charles breathed.
“I guess you rubbed off on her,” Veronica said with a wink. “Maybe she just needed role model to show her how it’s done.”
They rang in the birthday with bottles all around. Pretty quickly, it was time for bed. Not the most elaborate celebration, but the triplets had a wonderful time anyway.
As time wore on, the children began to show their individuality. Whenever she could get away from the looming adults, Sky made a beeline for anything that would make noise: the top of the toybox, the bannister railing, even her toy xylophone. She was fascinated by all manner of sounds. And the noise she made sounded more like music than noise.
Hunter was quiet and sensitive, especially for a toddler. He became terribly fond of his toys and would spend hours cuddling and burbling to them.
Despite being nearly identical in appearance, Forest showed no real sensitivity at all. He hoarded toys and tried to keep his brother and sister from playing with them. Sometimes you could hear him cackling to his blocks with almost sinister baby gabble.
They all played hard and exhausted themselves. Once in a blue moon, they did it all together, and the adults could get a bit of peace.
So here they are! Forest and Hunter got the exact same skintone, similar facial features (at least at the toddler level), and very similar hair. They’re about as close as you can get to identical twins in this game.
Forest got Zahra’s red and black hair and Susie/Zahra’s green eyes.
Hunter got Veronica’s dark eyes, and it took me forever to figure out whose hair he has. I think it’s Cyclone’s!
Sky was essentially a Veronica clone. Her skin was a tiny bit lighter, but not much, and she got Veronica’s hair and eyes as well. I changed her skin to silver because she is a ghost.
NOBODY got anything from Charles! It wasn’t fair. At least I had the right to change Sky’s skin. It’s neat to have the dark silver next to the very pale silver.
It’s hard to tell more delicate details from toddlers, of course, but everyone’s face seems to have been influenced by Veronica’s high cheekbones. Time will tell, of course. We’ll have to see how identical the boys come out by the time they’re adults!