He smiled back at me, "No problem. Just trying to get the chores done."
A few strategic jams and it was good as new. It booted right up.
I glanced back at the computer, relieved that everything was as it should be. "Yeah! I'm fine!" I quickly found a new case and was headed out the door...
I smiled nervously, "Er... I found a case!"
He glanced meaningfully towards the big, empty bed.
I wrapped my arms around him. "I suppose I can go in a little later..."
"I just bet it's that Alvi guy. Ever since we moved next door to him, he's been giving me a stink eye," Christopher explained.
I pondered this. "And you think that he's sneaking into your home and... smashing your toes... without you hearing anything?"
Christopher shrugged helplessly.
"Hi Tamara," I say in passing.
"Keep up the good work, Persimmon!" she said.
"Yes... I can see that." I looked him up and down, taking in his formal top with his swimsuit bottoms. "Let me get to the point... Christopher Steel's toes."
VJ blinked in confusion. "What?"
Hmm, either he was innocent or he was a very good actor. "Christopher Steel has suggested you might be responsible for his bruised toes..."
VJ burst out cackling like a hyena who has had too much laughing gas at the dentist. It appears the real suspect is Christopher Steel. Every night he sleep walks and kicks a garden gnome.
I headed over to the hospital to speak with a doctor about VJ's sleepwalking theory. According to the docs, the sleepwalking theory makes a lot of sense. It seems Christopher has even consulted with the hospital for sleepwalking.
Seems like something he might've considered sharing with me!
I wrote up his bill, tempted to charge him extra just for the sheer ridiculousness.
Bitter shrugged and went into the kitchen and began cooking.
In spite of myself, I was impressed.
Bitter rolled her eyes. "Of course!" she answered.
I stood up and gathered the plates. "Since you cooked, I will do the dishes. How does that sound?"
No one believed her, of course.
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