Ariel had a suspicion that she was pregnant last year, but wasn't 100% sure. But it wasn't until she started to show that she really knew.
After finding out she and Bret moved to the university's family house units. Each unit provided two bedrooms, which were tiny. A small kitchen and living room. Ariel couldn't wait to graduate and get the hell out of there. But once baby Alex was born, she quickly forgot about the small place.
The goal now for Bret and Ariel was to obtain the best grades possible so they could provide a good life for the budding family.
One thing that scared Ariel was telling her parents. She was going to as soon as she had truly found out, but then their family house burned down. She didn't want to as insult to injury. Not that being pregnant and unmarried was something bad in their family.
Heck, if stories were true her great aunts both were unmarried and had had children outside of marriage. Well, that's what archives from Apple Valley had stated.
But she didn't tell them until her final trimester, and now it was time to invite them over to met their first grandchild.
"I'm Grandma! Yes I am." Jodie cooed to Alex. She adored him. He was perfect in every way, and his little freckles were to die for. She figured they must have come from Bret's side of the family, and little Alex's pale skin as well.
Bret was nervous meeting Ariel's parents. The last time he had seen them was Freshmen year, when they had come to visit their girls. This was before he and Ariel started seeing each other.
"Don't worry Mr. Burrgeo. I plan to do right by your daughter. I want to make it legal one day."
"You want to make it legal? One day? You should have thought about that before you went and knocked up my daughter!"
Zac wasn't normally a fighting kind of man, he was very reserved. A peace loving man, but this boy, this Bret, made him want to knock that smug off his face. Little shit that he was. This was the exact reason why he didn't want his little girls going off to college and living on campus. Because of creeps like Bret.
And in all truthfulness, he never though in his wildest dreams that Ariel would be the one having a baby while still in school. He had always thought that would go to Bell. She was the rebel of the two when they were teens. Ariel was the studious one, who never wore black make-up and dyed her hair. But this was something he would just have to live with.
"You didn't have to be like that!" Ariel said to her dad.
"Like what?" He hadn't looked away from the baby yet.
"You know what you did dad, and you're wrong. Bret is a good guy. And I love him. Just give him a chance... for me." But Ariel's dad didn't respond.
The first few months flew by quickly, and little Alex turned one. He had grown so fast, and was becoming more handsome by the minute.
Bret adored his son, and wouldn't trade this for anything in the world. Even though he and Ariel were young and still in school, they both had good heads on their shoulders. They were doing extremely well in school, and he had a wonderful internship at the museum. It even paid pretty well, and he was saving all of it. They might even be able to afford a house upon graduation.
Ariel also spent all her free time with Alex. He was a very bright toddler. She was hoping that he'd take after her side of the family. She comes from a long line of very intelligent people. Not saying that Bret's family aren't smart, just not as smart as hers.
And to prove just how smart he was. Alex spoke his first word, very complex for a 13 month old. Chair. Ariel was proud.
1st Semester Junior Year
Ariel Burrego: Political Science Major - B+ GPA 3.6
Bret Patrelli: Art Major - A GPA 3.5
2ed Semester Junior Year
Ariel Burrego: Political Science Major - B+ GPA 3.5
Bret Patrelli: Art Major - A+ GPA 3.6 Dean's List
It didn't fit in with the update, but for some reason the nanny hates Bret. I have no idea why. They never talk or anything. He gave her a $25 tips once, which she was really happy about. Maybe because he doesn't tip her anymore??? I have no idea.
(Notes: Sorry if the pics look different. I had taken double sets, one with screen cap and the other with the in game camera. I'm glad that I did, or they wouldn't have had an update. So these are from the in game camera.
As for little Alex and his skin tone. Yes, he is Bret's son, lol. Ariel has only been with him. I think since his mom has one of my lightest skins, and it has freckles too, the game used another light skin with freckles for the baby. I was shocked. I though he would have tan skin. Goes to show how genetics just pop up when they want.)