Carmen blushed heavily. "Sorry," he mumbled under his breath.
"Bad enough I have to drive way out here to the other side of town..." she continued to complain the entire drive in to work.
I cleared my throat. Loudly.
I interrupted, "It's actually, Mrs. Persimmon."
"Oh, but of course, I'm so sorry. I thought your maiden name was Persimmon."
"It was," I said pleasantly.
This seemed to throw Iqbal.
"So about those designer shoes?" I prodded. He thought it was weird I kept my maiden name. I thought it was weird he had designer heels.
Iqbal flushed and hustled me away from his customer.
"I think it was Zelda Mae. She always eyes my beautiful shoes," he told me.
"Right, so I'll track Zelda down," I promised, turning to leave.
Oh plumbbob... "Where's the bathroom?" I asked urgently.
I set her down on the floor. (AN: Oh God, she did it... EWWWWWWW.... On the floor of a public restroom.)
I hurried into the nearest stall.
"I'm so glad that worked out for you!" I told him. "I'm here to see Zelda?"
"Right this way, come on in," Dustin said, leading me inside.
"You're kidding, right? Like, what would I do with Iqbal's shoes?" She asked hotly. "His shoes would never fit me!" I glanced down at her feet and held my tongue. Those were some big feet.
Zelda shrugged. "I get that a lot," she said nonchalantly.
Dustin cleared his throat from the other room, sending her a questioning glance. "Was that all you needed?" he asked.
"Actually," I said. "I would love to dust for some prints. You don't mind, do you?"
Zelda opened her mouth to protest, but Dustin overrode her, saying that I could do anything I needed to do. I guess he was still happy I got him his job back.
"Don't worry, the powder cleans right off," I promised with my fingers behind my back again. How did I know? I hadn't attempted to clean it yet!
Hmm... nothing, though. Where else could I look.
Eureka! I found the shoes! At least the prints left by the shoes. Someone came to this spot to fish while wearing heels. That just doesn't seem too comfortable. I should hack the spa's client database to see what other clues I could find. (AN: Hilariously, I just got a pop-up saying that Iqbal got a job as an angler... Fishy business!)
Torch Holders: +1 (1) = 1
Painting of Torch Holder: +5
Sim Failing School: -5
Visit from Service Sim: -5
Passing Out: -5
Self-Urination: -5 (1) = -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Social Worker Visit: -15
Births: +5 (1) = 5
Twin Births: +10
Triplet Births: +15
Fulfilling LTW: +40
Achieving Honor Roll: +5
Randomizing LTW choice and trait for a generation: +10
Not using spares Happiness points for a generation: +10
Every 100,000 dollars: +20
NPS Spouse reach the top of their career: +40
Cheat Penalty: -10 (2) = -20
Total = -19