Not much is known about Adrian Gardener, before he turned up at Sunset Valley, and instantly shunned the light.
To fit in with his wife's family, he restyled his hair to look more gothic, because he couldn't bring himself to dress that way. His clothes are casual, no matter what he wears.
All that is known about him, is there is no record of his parents in the last few generations in city hall. As if they were around long before the record was kept, or they mysteriously disappeared. Adrian's past differs from each retelling, as if he has something to hide. All they know, is that before he leaves the house in the morning, he applies some kind of elixier, and only on school or work days.
Adrian came to Sunset Valley, and got a job in the Law Enforcement career. He proved to be the best cop the force had ever had. Faster than criminals, and stronger. Always able to detect a lie in every interegation. Over time he grew to love Sunset Valley, and never wanted to leave. He stumbled upon a case, where criminals were posing as repo men, to take people's homes and possessions from them, and selling them for a profit. Under his determination, and tricking answers out of a few people with hypnosis, he uncovered the whole scheme, and returned to the homes to the unfortunate sims, except for the Bachelor family who were happy with their new home.
Yet again, Adrian was sent to the hospital after another "work accident." Sims really were panicky over falling off a five storey building. The most beautiful sim in all the world came through the ward, to clean bed pans. He engaged her in conversation, using his vampire powers to hypnotise her, and make her think about him, he got her to agree to go out on a date with him.
He took her out on a few nighttime dates, before they got serious about each other. Cassandra asked him to move in, and he accepted. He soon won over her family, with his charm and vampire abilities.
One night, Adrian and Cassandra took a walk down the beach. Adrian being a proper sim, suggested they do so in their formal wear. Quite spontaneously, they decided to get married. For her safety and for their future children, he asked her not to take his lastname. Cassandra obliged his request.
Right after their secret wedding, Cassandra became pregnant. He worried that the child would be cursed with vampirism. He took care of his wife, giving her everything she could ever want. When Cassandra went into labour, he rushed her to the hospital. Aria was born, to his relief, an ordinary sim.
He really spent much time with his daughter, because of the difficulty in keeping out of the sun's glare and working during they day light hours.
Adrian was busy with work most of the time. He discovered that one of the masterminds behind the repo scam was living right here in Sunset Valley, Megan Moocher, and that she was marrying his own brother-in-law Alexander Goth. Adrian rushed home, but he was too late. He declared Megan's identity, allowing the Goths to be forever freed from her grasp.
While he was playing with Aria, Cassandra threw a vial of elixir on him. At first he was angry, until he realised that his vampirism was melting away. A few hours later, Cassandra returned to him human once more.
Adrian was thrilled to age into an adult. Something that he once thought would not happen for a long time. Living a life as a normal sim suited him perfectly. He spent time with his daughter, taking her to the theatre, and touring many places around the valley.
He attended Alexander's wedding, just like the rest of the family. Adrian's touring of the valley in the daylight would not end, until he had seen everything there is to see. Collecting information on sims, actually talking to people.
He took it badly, when Bella passed. He blamed himself, for not turning her into a vampire, when he had the chance. Then her loss would not leave such a big hole in everyone's heart.
Adrian worked hard on his career, and became very well known within the force. His nephew Edgar had taken an interest in the police force, he spent some time telling the young boy all the possitives with some of the negatives.
A part of him hoped that Aria would not follow a music career, and choose something like a doctor or join the police force, but Aria always did dance to her own beat.
Mortimer passed away, making him feel just as bad as he did after Bella's passing. Death was an alien concept to him, one that he could not get used to.
Even though he secretly wishes to retire, Adrian is determined to make it to the top of the career ladder before doing so. Both he and Cassandra are going through a bit of a marriage rough patch, but they will work it out together.
While visiting the elixir store, Adrian found an aging elixir. He brought it. Carrying the vial around with him always, Adrian has to fight the temptation to take it.
Adrian loves Cassandra really, but she just is not the same sim that he fell in love with. His eyes have never strayed to another woman, but he wants that rush of excitement, from when he first started dating Cassandra.
His life is going by far too fast for his liking. Aging is great, but a sim's life is nothing to a vampire one.
The shadow of the graveyard is looming over him, and Adrian does not know if he likes it. If only there was something to give him more time amongst the living.
Adrian reached the top of his career becoming an international super spy. He raided the criminal hideout on his first day on the job, getting great fame from it.
When Jenna gave birth to Georgina, and handed the baby over to himself and Cassandra. Having a baby to take care of gave him a new lease of life. He did long for grandchildren, but Aria seemed adamant on not having children. He no longer feared the grave. He wanted to enjoy his life to the fullest.
He noticed Aria's pregnancy, but did not want to mention it, in case he was wrong. Adrian was both happy and sad to meet his granddaughter Helena. Just as she was coming into the world, he would soon be leaving it.
Adrian had gone out to the garden to get some fresh air, when Death came for him. He had lived a good life full of ups and downs. Met many great sims, and raised a family of his own. Adrian shook Grim by the hand, and happily went to the netherworld in peace.
- This sim is the same Adrian Gardener that appeared in my An Old Goth's Tale TS2 fanon. Except in that story he wasn't a vampire, but he was mysterious and hinted upon to be a secret agent.
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