Rufus hasn't quite caught onto the whole baby excitement thing yet.
Rufus: "Of course, honey. I'm taking care of him just fine."
Bambi: "Awww. I knew you'd be a good father, Rufus."
In the meantime, while Rufus
Before Bambi leaves for her run, she knows Dungeon needs to be fed.
Rufus: "Why can't you just feed him now?"
Bambi: "Dungeon has to be on a strict schedule and his feeding time is five minutes from now. If we don't set a pattern now, Dungeon's inner rhythm and schedule will be whacky and he won't know know when to predict anything. It'll just be chaotic."
Rufus: "What's wrong with chaos?"
Bambi: "Just feed him in five minutes, okay?"
Rufus: "No, I think you should feed him now. Then I don't have to."
Rufus: "Okay, okay! I'll feed him. Go enjoy your jog. Yeesh."
Rufus: "Yes, dear."
Bambi: "Thank you, Rufie! I'll catch up with you later! Take good care of Dungeon!"
Rufus: ".....Thought just crossed my mind. Terrible thought, really."
The Sim Deity saw your thought, Rufus. A wish to see Bambi's ghost after she yelled at you? Really, Rufus?
Rufus: "I didn't mean it. It fled from my mind just as soon as it appeared."
That's because I right-clicked it, you twit.
Running is good stress relief for Bambi, and while having a baby is an incredible joy, it also puts a lot of pressure on her. It takes enough effort to be a supportive loving wife for Rufus, now she must put in the time to be a good mother. On top of this, she still wants to secretly work in law enforcement. She has a lot to think about on her run.
Her feet take her to the graveyard. The cemetery at her hometown of Bridgeport was actually her first date with Rufus. One wouldn't exactly call it romantic, but she'd fallen in love with Rufus there. She enjoys the peacefulness of the graveyard, the humbling solemness it brings. This time, however, she wonders how far she can push herself. Being a mother requires bravery, right? And she has to be brave to go into law enforcement. Taking a few deep breaths, Bambi decides to enter the catacombs. Rumor is, good things can be found there for those brave enough to explore.
Meanwhile, back at home with Daddy and Dungeon...
Rufus: "Alright, you little punk. You cry and wail and cry and wail when you don't get your way about something. The only one who's allowed to do that around here is me. I am the overlord, you are merely a descendent. I am in charge until I die and I plan on living forever. You're one-thirtieth of my age and you're already trying to boss me around. It's not going to work that way, kid. You hear me?"
And back at the cemetery, Bambi has returned from the catacombs. She looked high and low for things of value, but the only thing she found were zombie bears.While she was fleeing, a shelf of urns collapsed over her head. She came out looking like this.
Dungeon's birthday has arrived. Bambi really wishes she could throw a birthday party, but she knows how her husband feels about visitors inside their chambers. In fact, Rufus has been getting more paranoid as time goes on.
Bambi: "What do you suppose we do about it, Rufus?"
Rufus: "Build a moat around the house and fill it with rabid alligators."
Bambi: "When we have more money coming in, we can do that. We need safety for Dungeon anyway."
Rufus: "Dungeon? Who cares about Dungeon? This is ME we're concerned with!"
Anyhow, for Dungeon's birthday, Bambi makes Rufus promise to spend some quality father-son time with Dungeon, so Rufus takes his son to the gym.
Some minor celebrity apparently takes pity and briefly plays with the baby. Dungeon appears to be fascinated with a couple of her, uh...assets.
But she eventually puts him down when Dungeon's diaper starts feeling warm. Dungeon stays quiet momentarily, then as soon as his mother walks into the door to check on Rufus, he begins to screech.
Random guy in bottom right corner: "Oh, the noise, the noise! My delicate eardrums!"
Bambi: "Dungeon? Why is he on the floor? Why is he stinky? Rufus, have you even fed him since you left?"
Rufus: "What are you talking about? I don't know who that baby is."
Then Rufus and Bambi have what we affectionately call a "tiff" and decide to go their separate ways for a little while. Rufus goes to the Toadstool, having heard there's a game called Whack-A-Werewolf there. Maybe he can release a bit of his frustration there. Having a baby gives him a headache, and he can't come up with genius strategies to overthrow the government and take over the world with a headache.
...And Rufus has found a clever way to overthrow the government and play Whack-A-Werewolf at the same time. You're still only a thug, Rufus. I wouldn't push it too hard until you have more power.
Bambi, meanwhile, after cleaning up Dungeon and giving him some food and comfort, has taken him to a decidedly interesting location for a baby's birthday - the local lounge. She places Dungeon on the floor so he can celebrate and have his birthday. She, meanwhile, walks off and leaves him to grab a small drink.
Meanwhile, Dungeon ages up to a toddler. He's got the Virtuoso trait (no idea where that came from...the Sim Deity is not amused by Rufus' singing the shower) and also inherited mother's Easily Impressed trait. In terms of his looks, though? He's just like daddy. Dark hair, red eyes, arched eyebrows, thin mouth.