Tusnelda and Trix

30. The symbol of love

If you have ever tried to put two cats that do not know each other together, then you will know that it involves a lot of hissing, growling and lots of patience. Besides hissing, this chapter also contains a lot of red (hearts) and a large amount of pictures.
Let’s see how it goes by the newlyweds and their beloved pet.

Martin has moved into the house and I should not be able to tell what was most important for him to bring.
Either it’s his treadmill or it’s his cat Fiona.

Now that I mention Fiona … where is she?

Aha! In search of a squirrel….

It seems she has at least one interest in common with Trix.

Let’s follow her so we can get to know her better.

Trix also loves to rummage in piles of rotten seaweed. Another common interest.

I think those are good signs.

It seems that Fiona has found a treasure.

Let’s follow her …


Fiona places her gift by the house wall and she immediately runs off again leaving a cloud of smelly perfume.


On the treadmill, Martin also sends out smelly clouds. He might well need a shower.

In the meantime, we can try to find Trix and Tusnelda.

Trix !? What happened to you!? …. Have you been hunting a squirrel again?

“No! I swear I did not hunt squirrels… It just came out of nowhere and jumped right in my head”…
“But please, do not say anything to Tusnelda… I fear the vet and the cone of shame”

After all, it will be Tusnelda who saves Trix out of his pain as she gives him one of her healing treats.

Tusnelda gives Trix a hug and admonishes him to avoid squirrel hunting in the future. Squirrels are full of fleas and diseases.

Now when Trix is relieved of his torment, he does not want to come up with any excuses. After all, he has avoided the vet, so he only answers Tusnelda with a grateful purr.

Martin returns fresh and clean from the shower. Now he stands and entices Trix with his wonderful sparkling feather duster.

“Hey Trix! Do you want to play?”

“Let’s get started Martin! … why are you fanning the tassel up under the roof?” Trix replies with an eager meow.

Finally, it seems that Martin has grasped that a cat does not have wings …. although Trix can jump quite high.

Fiona returns home from her hunt and she immediately discovers the rainbow-colored sparks.

“What are you doing Martin!?” … “This is my toy and who the hell is this flea-infested nitwit?”

“I warn you!” Fiona hisses angrily. “I just broke the neck of a giant squirrel, so I have no problem beating a little pea like you!”

“Oops Martin! I think I’m done playing” Trix says, after which he hurries to turn his back to the problems.

Martin takes Fiona in his arms. “You two should be friends”

“You are my friend” Fiona replies with a loving purr … “and I do not need more friends than you”

Tusnelda stands by their new barbecue in the garden, brewing an herbal extract.

When she gets inside, she finds Trix hiding at the top of the scratching tree.

“Hey Trix, come down to me”….. “Why are you hiding? ….everything is ok”

Trix is not quite sure everything is ok and right now he is getting the hang of a hissing monster that is on its way.

There she is, the little devil. Now she’s about to charm his Tusnelda!

Tusnelda does not seem to sense uneasiness as the devil innocently falls asleep on his scratching tree! Trix sends her a warning hiss.

“Hey Trix, behave properly!” Tusnelda says sternly.

“You little fool … You two should really become friends” Tusnelda says as she gives him a hug. “Martin and I are going into town now, so behave nicely for so long”


Later in front of the Casbah Gallery in San Myshuno Arts Quarter.

“This is going to be a really exciting experience,” Martin says cheerfully.

“Just relax and enjoy!”

In the basement, Adalyn Holton stands looking at a backdrop of a light-spotted beech forest.
Actually, she has bigger ambitions….. She would like to make a living from her abstract and artistic photo, but to supplement her income, she has to sell portraits.

The beech forest is beautiful, but today it is a wedding picture. She needs a more romantic background and red is the color of hearts and love.

“Hello and welcome to my studio!” says Adalyn welcomingly. “You can change at the clothes rack and then I’ll see you in a moment”


Meanwhile in Brindleton Bay, Fiona has woken from her slumber. Trix can feel her intense gaze in his neck.

“Please, do not kill me! I’m the one running now” he says sensibly.


“You look absolutely amazing,” Adalyn tells Tusnelda.
Martin could not agree more.

For Adalyn, it’s about getting her clients to relax and find their best expression.

“Are you ready? … here we go!”….

After a while, Tusnelda and Martin forget the unfamiliar situation and have a cheerful time together …

Adalyn comes up with encouraging suggestions and shoots picture after picture ….

Before you know it, at least fifty photos are in the box.

“Let’s try something else,” Adalyn suggests.

This time, Tusnelda and Martin take a seat on a red loveseat….

“You are so beautiful” whispers Martin

Adalyn looks at the sweet couple who now seem to have forgotten time and place.

Here we go …!

She should definitely have chosen the red loveseat from the start …


Now for the last photo shoot…



At the same time in Brindleton Bay, Trix and Fiona have moved out to the garden table.

“Are you stalking me?” Fiona hissed angrily.

“Absolutely not!” Trix replies in horror … “I got to run now”.

Oh no Trix! Not the squirrel!

“Absolutely nothing can be more dangerous than what awaits me at home” Trix whines


In the gallery bar, Tusnelda, Martin and Adalyn are about to end the day’s photo session.

Tusnelda quickly swallows her drink. She’s going to work in an hour.

Martin concludes the final appointments on when they can pick up their wedding picture.

Now that he’s come to the gallery, he might as well see the exhibits before heading home.

On the third floor, he finds a guitar. He should definitely acquire such an instrument as he cannot walk past a guitar without playing it. He looks like a professional artist in that suit.


Back home is the suit hanging in the closet and his workout clothes are back on.

“Hi Fiona, what have you been up to?” Martin asks with a twinkle in his eye.
Now he just has to finish his training and then he has time to play with her.

Martin should just know! … maybe she’s really a little devil like Trix would claim.

Oops! Revealed at the time of the crime!

However, Martin quickly forgets his anger when he hears his little kitten’s gentle meow.

She just needs a little attention.

Later, Martin finds Tusneldas book “The Psychology of Love” on the bookshelf.
It’s not because he has problems with love, but curiosity still makes him read on …. one can always get wiser.

Whatever the life coach message is, the subject seems to tire Martine as well as Tusnelda. Self-development can be an exhausting task.

Finally, Tusnelda comes home from work and she sees to her surprise Martin sleeping.

“Good morning your handsome guy, do you have sweet dreams?”

It’s hard to answer while kissing.

“I dreamed of you and me and a nest full of beautiful children” Martin replies in a moving voice.

Tusnelda laughs repulsively. “The children may well wait a little longer … besides, I’m afraid I’m going to be a terrible mother”

“On the contrary!” Martin replies in surprise … “I’m sure you’ll be a great mom! … besides, I’m right here by your side.”

“We’ll see” Tusnelda answers hesitantly. Motherhood is far from her perceptions right now.

In the end, no one knows what the future holds, but where love thrives, it can probably never go completely wrong.


The next morning Martin goes to work and Tusnelda prepares for a day at home.

Oddly enough, the laundry no longer seems so pointless now that she and Martin are a family. Strange thought.

Tusnelda takes a jog along the beach.

She makes a delicious vegetable quiche for lunch.

Finally Martin comes home, confident and proud of today’s match.

Tusnelda has bought new clothes … will he notice?

“Hey Martin! I would love to dance … can we go on a date?”

Martin will never turn down a date with Tusnelda, so they travel to a nightclub in Windenburg where the DJ has a good reputation.

Tusnelda sighs deeply “Martin, you are so seductive … my legs get completely gelatinous when you kiss me.”

“Let me see how gelatinous you can be” Martin replies and the next kiss almost makes Tusnelda faint in his arms.

“Maybe we should drop the dance and find a place where we can talk together in peace and quiet?”…

Martin is a loner and prefers small cozy places that are not too crowded.

Their conversation definitely seems to be going well.


In Brindleton Bay, Trix and Fiona have another type of silent conversation ….

I can not see you …. no harm done.


Tusnelda opens the closet door ajar and scout out carefully, “I think there is a clear path now Martin” …. “I’m sure no one has discovered us.”

That may not be entirely true because immediately after, Martin is recognized…..

“Martin! What a surprise! I thought I probably recognized you coming out of the closet,” the guy says with a cheerful laugh.

“Oh! Joaquin Le Chien!” Martin answers with no hidden reservations.

Tusnelda has no idea where Martin and Joaquin know each other from, but it looks like they have a common past.

Tusnelda sits down, but it is not very entertaining to attend their conversation and Martin and Joaquin does not seem to notice her presence.

Tusnelda do not care …

…… she wants to dance!

Later, Joaquin occupies the dance floor.

Look at him Joaquin Le Chien that braggart! … first he interrupts her date and then he shows up on the dance floor.

Take that Joaquin!….

Tusnelda feels invincible and happy and no braggart should take that happiness from her.

“There you are,” Martin says …. “I have been looking for you”

“Do we still have a gelatinous deal?”

“You can bet we have” replied Tusnelda without words.


Back home, Martin once again makes Tusneldas heart run wild.

The time of miracles is not over and it finally seems that Trix and Fiona have found each other.

“Sorry guys! You will have to find another place, because we are going to use the bed.”

Pink sparks are still rising in Brindleton Bay.


A few months later:

Martin has just been released from work.

He wants to take a short nap before Tusnelda comes home.

Shortly after, we find him on the treadmill.

Tusnelda has finally been released from the restaurant.

She is a prominent chef. She has reached the peak of her career and earns a good salary … but today she has made a new decision.

“Hello Sweetheart! How has your day been?” Martin asks attentive as always.

“I have quit my job” Tusnelda replies …. “but I have applied for another job and I will start tomorrow.”

“Oh! You got a new job? …. so I assume everything is fine” Martin replies optimistically.

“It’s going to be a life change but I’m happy” Tusnelda replies.

“Come with me and you can tell me all about your job change,” Martin whispers.

Tusnelda hardly gets time to give an answer…

… and I doubt they get to talk much about her working life tonight.


Well, this must be enough romance! I promise the next chapters will be about something completely different than Tusnelda and Martin’s love life.

Maybe there are still some who are curious about how things are going with Trix and Fiona?

The hissing is over and they get along quite well….

Some say red hearts are the symbol of love.


Next chapter >>

Guest star: Adalyn Holton

Max Skill Photographer by @IslaRoses

In this chapter I needed a top skill photographer and I have found Adalyn Holton made by IslaRoses in the gallery. Sorry, I’m unable to retrieve a link.
When I wrote Adalyn shoot at least fifty pictures it is no exaggeration. I have no mods to create poses in my game and it took a lot of effort to get the couple to position themselves
where they were supposed to. However, the camera from the Moschino package gave me some opportunities that made this project a success in the end.


  • Yimiki

    Haha, looks like just about everyone in Tusnelda’s household needs a bath and/or shower in those first few pictures uh oh, looks like Fiona is not exactly charmed with Trix. Flea-infested nitwit. Ouch. Though I suppose they have their jealousy of anyone else interacting with “their” human in common, too.

    Aww, they went and took proper wedding pictures! Does it count as wedding pictures if it’s not taken during the actual wedding? Eh, let’s say it does, because they’re adorable

    You guys, you may want to have the whole “do we have children” talk before you get married, not after silly sims. Something tells me Martin would be a great father, though.

    Naww, it took some time but Trix and Fiona have warmed up to each other! It’s great that Trix finally has a buddy to play with – now he won’t get too lonely if Tusnelda gets tunnel-vision and forgets about him again.

    • MonaSolstraale

      It’s great that Trix has made a friend because it will not be the last time Tusnelda gets tunnel vision.

      Let’s say the wedding picture counts. There are probably several unwritten wedding rules that have been violated in advance 😀

      Martin gets whims to have children with Tusnelda, but she has shown other plans. I’m sure Martin’s going to be a great dad 🙂

  • Mercuryfoam

    Tus and Martin’s wedding photos are lovely! But my favourite photo is the one of Trix and Fiona on the table with the candle right between them. Gives me all sorts of lady and the tramp vibes. Not calling anyone a tramp. I just love that movie and can’t help applying it here! Finally Fiona and Trix meets and their meeting did not disappoint. 😀 Haha two possessive cats trying to stop the other from stealing their pet humans.

    I can’t stop staring at Tusnelda’s leggings. Now I want them. 😀

    • MonaSolstraale

      Thanks ❤
      There are quite a few points that are not very realistic in this story except that cats are very picky about with whom and when they accept new friendships. They defend their territories and can exhibit jealousy 🙂

      Tusneldas cat leggins are so funny.
      She may not be the most well-dressed woman but I hope her clothing choices emphasize her personality. Inventive, curious and without regard to what is etiquette 🙂

      • Mercuryfoam

        Fun > realism. At least to me 😀

        Tbh Tusnelda’s clothing style looks just fine where I grew up. Even the cat leggings will be sold out. I guess it depends on who is looking at the picture. But I agree, if its not the norm to dress like that, Tus is showing a very self-assured and creative side of her. 🙂

  • Manny Likes Sims

    “Let me see how gelatinous you can be” Martin replies and the next kiss almost makes Tusnelda faint in his arms

    haha I loved this! Based on Tusnelda’s pose, I would say she is *very* gelatinous XD

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