Scarlett discovers a crappy-looking makeshift arcade above the town's pizza parlor, and at this hour he has it all to himself.
Ooh, lucky. With claw machine skills like these, maybe buying toys for his kid won't be such a problem.
A wild gnome of the darned appears.
That night, a ghost haunts the Goldbeard house.
"I'm too tired to deal with this," Scarlett sighs.
So, great, Scarlett, leave your pregnant wife to handle it the next morning...
Greta introduces herself as "knowledgeable about spirit realm matters", hoping to help the ghost move on.
Because it's rather improper to haunt a stranger's home.
"Hey, whatcha doin'?"
Scarlett came to the Worries and Woes Country Pub to busk, but as soon as he got there he wasn't in the mood anymore. "Contemplating the hollowness of life."
"Umm... okay, mister. Have fun."
Busking was a bust today, so it's off to the library to read parenting books.
Scarlett doesn't remember his father's name or how to contact him, but he remembers enough to know he doesn't want to be like that guy. That guy liked to set stuff on fire.
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Greta dreams about playing with her baby.
Scarlett worries more about feeding it.
Who was she?
Why did she seem familiar?
Scarlett kicks the blankets off of him and wakes in a cold, violent sweat.
"My fault," Greta mumbles in her sleep. Scarlett frowns at her.
As soon as dawn breaks, Scarlett escapes the house and heads to a new park.
Shockingly, Greta goes with him (to spray paint protection runes onto the sidewalk near him... great).
But it turns out for that best, since she goes into labor during her sudden "beautify the walls" project and needs help getting to the hospital.
Yes, Scarlett, it IS horrible.
Late in the day, the Goldbeards are cleared to go home with their weird, blue baby girl.
Greta couldn't come up with a name, so Scarlett has been calling the baby "Petra".
The second they get home, Petra somehow ends up on the floor, and some random-ass ghost picks her up. From this moment on, Petra's skin is scared white.
Scarlett stares in shock. "What do you want ME to do about it, Greta? You're the one who can commune with spirits."
The ghost is unmoved by Scarlett's pleas to unhand his daughter.
So while Greta deals with that, Scarlett has a flash of intuition about the source of these hauntings.
You've betrayed this family for the last time, gnome.
It's curtains for you.
With the great haunting crisis hopefully over, Scarlett goes back in the house to get the laundry, and finds a laundry gnome waiting for him.
"I saw what you did," it hisses.
Etc.: As much as I wanted to keep the gnome of the darned around, ghosts kept spawning on the lot and it was driving me crazy. *single tear*
And... wow. I've had a lot of glitches in my game, but if I've ever had a baby change colors before, it was not enough of a change to notice. Petra is a child in my game now and still white.
My boyfriend is STILL laughing and quoting Ghostbusters about it.