At the world!
"Bitter Melon! Before you shower, let me use the bathroom real quick," Carmen said as he hurried from his bedroom.
She acted like she didn't even hear him.
"You're already in big trouble!" Carmen sighed. "Why don't you find something that won't get you in trouble?" He shooed her from the room.
Crap. She hurried from the room, crossing her fingers that Acai would be blamed because she was always on it.
Jocasta Bachelor is having an issue with some missing apples. I met her at the library to discuss the case with her. It seems that she'd saved a bunch of fresh apples to use as bait on a fishing trip. Problem is, the fruits seem to have made themselves scarce. Unless those apples grew legs, I'm thinking someone took them.
"Shall we meet at your place?" I asked her. "I'd like to take a look around."
"Yes, of course!" Jocasta head, bobbing her head up and down.
"Oh! Terribly sorry! I completely forgot!"
I crossed my fingers behind my back. "Oh, of course not!"
Now this just keeps getting weirder. I found some… fin marks… leading to the trash can outside.
I actually found something. A bunch of apple cores in her garbage can. I wanted to declare her absent-minded and move on, but the cores had some strange bite marks on them… nothing I've ever seen. I should bring a sample to the science lab.
They loved me at the science lab. I brought them such interesting cases.
The DNA on the apples was tested. The results.. bizarre to say the least. Only 72% of the DNA was human. Stranger still was the creepy lab tech who was spying on me at the lab. I better ask around town to see if anyone knows who the scientist is.
Seems Miraj had seen the lab tech sneaking around Marty Keaton's house at night. Might have even snatched a lawn gnome. Sounds like a shady character in general.
Maybe I can catch him there again! I thought brightly.
Acai rolled her eyes. "We're not even in the same class!"
And now I remembered when I had met him before. When I was canvasing citizens about Tamara Donner's fixed election... I remember getting a vibe from him then!
Well, looky here. A break in the case. I found Damien's journal. He must've dropped it on the way to work.
This is unbelievable. The lab tech has been doing research on goldfish.. trying to turn them into real gold. Then, on Take Your Child to Work Day, a kid ran in front of FishAlchemy ray to try to save the goldfish. Poor kid… the ray transformed him into something… inhuman. He disappeared one day leaving only a pile of apple cores on the kitchen table.. Wait.. what's this… it says the kid became obsessed with water. Maybe I should check out the pool.
Maybe one day I'll catch the kid, but today is not that day. I'll have to explain to Jocasta... tomorrow...
Torch Holders: +1 (1) = 1
Painting of Torch Holder: +5 (1) = 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 (1) = 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 = -4