Smells like teen spirit
It’s kind of funny how the title doesn’t correspond with the cover photo at all for this update. If anyone doesn’t represent teen spirit, it’s Justin.
Justin: I find that mildly offensive.
Well, suck it up, buttercup.
As usual, ‘last time’ will be under the cut!
Last time on the Budge Legacy: Trixie the Imaginary Friend became
a real boy human and unquestioningly started living as a part of the family. Meanwhile, Vincent and Coco became gorgeous teenagers and Peach went out on a very successful date with a local of Appaloosa.
We start this update with Vince playing football out in the dark, much like Trixie was last time. I really must remember to put some more lights outside.
Although I did at least put enough in so I could catch Zu sneaking into the house in the background. It’s hilarious cause it looks like she’s making trouble, but she’s actually been infected with a sneak-bug, and walks like that all the time. I don’t know how to fix it.
Vincent: And all the kids at school stare when I’m with her 😕
Here’s Vincent in some better lighting, because he’s pretty and that prettiness should be enjoyed. Also, I know I led you all to believe that I just left Vince in a shitty little bed in Zu’s old room, but really I did him a lot better than that:
I re-made Zu’s room entirely to make it just his! It’s pretty swell, if I do say so myself 🙂
It has a CD player just because he’s a party animal, and sometimes he likes to rock out soon after waking up in the morning, okay?!
Pepper is still coming to terms with being older and, yes, she’s still pissed about it.
Pepper: Ugh, you’d think that working out would make these lines go away.
And Peach still deals with most of her problems by cursing and/or fainting about it.
Justin and Peach decided randomly to do a rare thing and have a conversation one day. Only…they had the conversation whilst standing at opposite ends of the room??
Peach: PLEASE TRY TO PUT YOUR DIRTY PLATES IN THE SINK AT LEAST, JUSTIN. I HATE WHEN THEY LAY AROUND ALL DAY.
Justin: I’M SO GLAD WE’RE TALKING!!!!!
Vincent still thinks homework is boring. And lame.
Coco doesn’t even bother taking her homework out of her bag. She utilises her time in much more artful ways…
Coco: Oh, uncle Justin!!! I think the sink has clogged up with some of your hair again!
Justin: What?! Impossible! I stopped washing my hair in the sink weeks ago, after Peach told me to stop. But really, I honestly don’t see what’s wrong with-
Justin: BLAAARGH! OH MY LORD
Justin: STOP STOP STOP STOP!!! AIEEEEEE!
Coco: I didn’t realise you could shriek quite so loudly, uncle Justin.
Justin: …We shall never speak of this again.
Sonny: Coco! What is the meaning of this?
Coco: What?? Why are you yelling at me? Uncle J was the one who, I dunno, used the sink wrong and made it break!
Sonny: Coco Cornelia Budge that is not what happened, and you know it! First you apologise to your uncle, then you go up to your room and think about what you’ve done!
Coco: Ugh, fine whatever. You’re such a killjoy, grandpa.
Sonny: Why can’t you be more like your cousin? He never gets into any trouble.
Indeed he doesn’t. What was he getting up to at that very moment? Just groovin’ to some tunes on his new CD player.
Vincent: Hell yeah, this is my jam!
He has a mirror placed right above the CD player, too, so he can watch himself when he mimes singing into the hairdryer (because, c’mon, I think we all picture him doing that).
Later that night, when everyone was sound asleep, Coco woke up with the words of her grandpa still ringing in her ears.
Coco: ‘Be more like Vincent’. Pfuh! I mean, I love the guy, but he’s a real wuss.
Coco: Now let’s see, everyone is asleep and I think Zu is busy doing her weird meditation thing downstairs…the coast is clear.
Coco: For my ultimate payback.
Zucchini: Oh, she’s going to regret this one.
What’s the matter?
Coco: Well, long story short…the janitor caught me TP-ing the headmaster’s office. He told me to wait out here while he calls the police.
Coco: I think I’m in big trouble.
I think you are, too.
Zucchini: Told you.
Peach: What the hell do you think you’re doing? Running around in the middle of the night, vandalising school property!!
Peach: Didn’t you just get in trouble for playing a prank on Justin?!
Coco: Well, I- yes.
Peach: And to top it all off, you deprive me of an hour’s sleep!! Do you have any idea how much concealer I’m going to have to use in the morning? All kids are brats, I swear to god, and you’re the worst of the lot of them!
Coco: But mom, I-
Peach: Go to bed! And I hope you get up early to apologise to your principal about what you’ve done!
The next day, with copious amount of concealer smeared under her eyes, Peach goes out to beautify the town some more.
Despite her tiredness, I think she’s still doing a good job.
Despite all the teenage drama in the house, other silliness continues… which includes the maid seeing Pepper get out of the shower. D’oh!
Pepper: I can’t believe this! Don’t you understand what the sound of running water means?? How did we hire someone so incompetent?!
Maid: I’m very- teehee– sorry, Miss –snort– Budge. I’ll go!
Here’s a picture of Floyd being fabulous, because I don’t have enough pictures of Floyd being fabulous.
Vince is such a good kid. He cleans the house, does his homework, jams to his stereo and he’s joined the study club at school. I mean, Coco was right- he is a wuss, but a cute one nonetheless ❤
Vincent: That’s not fair!
Well, for a party animal you’re not very…wild, don’t you think?
Vincent: So? Coco isn’t right! I can be just as wild as anyone!
You’re literally carrying laundry that no-one told you to do.
Vincent: Well…maybe I’ll use the wrong detergent! So there!
To prove he’s as ‘bad’ as the rest of them, Vince sets up a prank on one of the sinks…and literally no-one notices.
Oh, Vincent. You do try.
Peach invited her latest fling, Booker, over for a catch-up, since it’s been a few days since she last saw him.
Things don’t turn out so well as she hopes, however.
Booker: Uh, I’m not in the mood to flirt with you right now, Peach.
Peach: Why not? Look, I had a hard day- my kid was being a dick and kept me up last night, my clients have all been little bitches! I just need to let off some steam.
Booker: What did you just call me?! I’m leaving!
I think the only person with unresolved issues here is you, Booker. All Peach tried to do was flirt with him
The next morning Justin made breakfast, because someone has to!
Trixie and Coco decided to eat their pancakes outside in the rain for some reason.
And Pepper was so happy with her pancake that she decided to reward Justin with a big, sloppy kiss.
I gotta say, I’m glad these two have warmed up to each other again (with a little gentle pushing from me). They don’t have to be all over each other like Di and Stiles or Sonny and Nicola for it to be a good marriage, so I don’t like it when the relationship declines 😦
That evening, Coco brought a friend home from school! Her name is Chantrelle Riffin, and Vincent is good buddies with her brother, Cornell.
Hers and Coco’s relationship is one of those ‘typical’ good-friend things. Talking about boys…
Chantrelle: Don’t you think Ethan Parrott looked soooo cute today in homeroom?
Coco: Ethan Parrott never looks cute anywhere.
…having pillow fights….
…LOTS of pillow fights…
Actually I think that’s all they do.
Speaking of ‘all they do’, let’s do one of those things that’s all the Budge’s do and celebrate a birthday! This time it’s for Trixie and Zu.
Trixie: You bet it is!
It took ages for Zu to get to her cake, so I watched Trixie age up first.
Trixie: I wish for all the good books in this world to be given to me!
FINALLY Zu graced us with her presence, and she got to age up too!
Sonny: My youngest daughter is about to become a woman. It seems like just yesterday I was abducted and pollinated by her mother! Time goes by so fast!
Pepper: HA, as if she can be a woman with that stupid cartoon dog on her shirt!!
Zucchini: What did you just say?
Pepper: Uh, nothing. Ma’am.
I forgot to get a picture of Zu in CAS, but I gave her basically the same outfit that she had before.
Zu got the ambitious trait to go with dog person, loves the heat, friendly and easily impressed. Her LtW is to be a Canine Companion, which is basically to be friends with ALL THE DOGS.
Here is Trixie! She’s gorgeous.
Trixie got the loves the heat trait (great), to go with great kisser, bookworm, shy and loves the outdoors. Her LtW is to be an Illustrious Author, which is to master the writing and painting skills.
Here’s the girls in their everyday outfits. Not so shabby, I think!! Zu got a job in the Education career, and Trixie got a job in the Journalism career.
That’s it for this update! I’ll see you next time!
Next time: graduation and big moves are ahead