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Until My Color Fades Away is written by NightlockFallen and is a mix of the rainbowcy note  and musicacy note  challenges for The Sims 3. The founder of the rainbowcy is Crescendo Moon, and her generation (and the story as a whole) began on August 1, 2012.
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Warning: Every generation has its twists and turns, so this page is marked with spoiler tape. However, spoilers for Generation 1 will be unmarked in Generation 2, and so on.


Until My Color Fades Away contains examples of:

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    Generation 1 
  • Break Them by Talking: Kale does this to Crescendo just before he leaves.
  • Childhood Friend: Zest and Crescendo met in grade school...
  • Childhood Friend Romance: ...and eventually start dating as adults.
  • Empty Shell: Crescendo becomes one of these after Kale leaves, and it gets worse once she realizes she's pregnant.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Ice gets this reaction from Crescendo during her introduction.
  • Fair Weather Friend: Ice, shown during the introduction.
  • Heroic BSoD: Crescendo goes through one of these after Kale leaves.
  • First Guy Wins/Last Guy Wins: Both are true, depending on the point of view being used. For Crescendo, it's the first guy, and for the audience, it's the last guy.
  • Honorary Uncle: Zest is this, as the only person who will talk to Crescendo, Kale, and the kids. He probably lost this position when he and Crescendo start dating.
  • Let's Have Another Baby: Crescendo says this line almost word for word. The impending breakup does not happen for another few chapters, and appears to be entirely unrelated.
  • Love Confession: Between Crescendo and Kale in the first chapter. Although they've been dating for years, this instance might be the first time they've said it.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: It takes years for the town to get used to Crescendo's and Kale's mixed-color marriage. Kale gets fired from his job because of it, although his boss cites other reasons.
  • Missing Mom / Disappeared Dad: None of the adult characters have any parents mentioned or seen at all.
    • Kale becomes one by the end of chapter 6.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: Crescendo attempts this by staying inside her house. It's discovered when she lets Zest inside.
  • Second Love: Crescendo finds one with Zest, and Kale finds one with Ice.
  • Secret Relationship: Kale and Crescendo have one for four years, and they go public with it in the second chapter.
  • Tempting Fate:
    Kale: Trust me, I'm not going anywhere.
    Crescendo: [narrating] I knew [welcoming Ice back as a friend] would come back and bite me in the butt someday.
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    Generation 2 
  • Break Her Heart To Save Her: It's revealed that this was Kale's motivation to leave like he did- he was a spy, and his family was in danger of being targeted.
  • Fake Relationship: Eclipse and Storm enter one for revenge on their ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend, respectively.
  • Family Relationship Switcheroo: From Eclipse's point of view, since she thought Zest was her father, not Kale.
  • Last Guy Wins
  • Your Cheating Heart: Affair and Tumeric are caught kissing each other while Affair was dating Storm and Tumeric was dating Eclipse.

    Generation 3 

    Generation 4 

    Generation 5 

    Generation 6 
  • Multicolored Hair: Azul's is mostly blue, but has red tips. Strawberry gets some temporary pink tips in Chapters 8 and 9.
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