"Not right now," I told him.
He glanced away again. "Are you going out today?"
He was starting to make me suspicious. "Why?"
"No reason. I'm just curious," he told me.
"I could stay home today," I allowed. I didn't have to find a case...
"NO!" he said with alarm. "I mean, if you're sure. No need to stay home for me..."
"Are you sure?" I asked, pausing to check him out for a moment. Why was he acting so funny today?
"Don't worry, I'm just going to paint today," he told me, as though he'd read my mind.
"If you're sure..."
I reached up and touched my hair, pulling a strand into my viewing range.
"Right," I snapped angrily as I stormed down the walkway.
Pauline is convinced there are stalkers everywhere. I look over my shoulder, but don't see anyone. Hey, musicians can be dramatic!
There's nothing going on around the theater. Perhaps I'm not being subtle enough. I bet these stalkers were clumsy enough to leave behind evidence at the park, which was the site of Pauline's last show. I should snoop for clues there.
Ick, disgusting! I found a guitar pick that's covered in sim saliva. Slobbering on musical gear seems like something a stalker would do. I should analyze the salivia at the police station to see if it matches any known criminals..
The saliva doesn't match any of the records on file, which means our stalker isn't a criminal. At least, not a criminal that has been caught. I should retrace my steps, because maybe I'll find a matching sample along the way. I should start by searching through the trash at Pauline's home.
I found a piece of food. It's quite icky and nasty, but it may have the saliva I'm looking for. I should analyze this food at the police station.
Strangely enough, the saliva on the food matches the saliva on the pick. Even stranger, the saliva comes from none other than Pauline Goddard! Could Pauline be self stalking? I should hack her website.
There are a ton of posts from rabid fans, but each post and each user id is tired to the same IP address, Pauline Goddard. I think Pauline might be a slight lunatic, or perhaps there are split personalities at play here.
"You were acting strange this morning," I pointed out.
Nervously, he tugged on his collar. "I was putting together a surprise for you!"
"A surprise for me?!" I asked with excitement. "Well? What is it?"
"I can't tell you! It's not your birthday yet!"
I leaned forward and kissed him. "Thank you, Carmen!"
He laughed, wrapping his arm around my waist. "But you don't even know what it is yet! How do you know you'll like it?" he teased.
"Because you planned it," I told him.
Torch Holders: +1 (1) = 1
Painting of Torch Holder: +5
Sim Failing School: -5
Visit from Service Sim: -5
Passing Out: -5 (1) = -5
Self-Urination: -5 (1) = -5
Accidental Deaths: -10
Social Worker Visit: -15
Births: +5 (3) = 15
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 = -14