She spent a moment imaging how she could complete her lifetime wish of becoming a Pervasive Private Eye.
Reaching in, I grab the conjured poison apple and smile.
Not a dream...
"Bitter Melon! Are you ready? It's time to go!" Mom yelled from the livingroom, knocking sharply on the door.
"Uh, yeah," I said with a slight roll of my eyes. "Why?"
Mom shrugged, with an eye roll of her own, "No reason."
Carmen smiled. "And not a moment to soon!"
Before walking inside, she was distracted by her husband calling her over.
"We're going to be late!" she hissed.
Acai melted. "Awww... Bryant!" she squealed.
Mortimer Goth watched from nearby.
I smothered a yawn from out of nowhere.
Estevan's face fell. "Or... maybe some other time..."
"Sorry, I still haven't recovered from last night!" I told him. "Some other time!" I promised.
"Have fun, dear," Simone said absently without looking up from the book.
That is, until Simone came in and asked to speak with him.
"What?!" Carmen gasped in surprise.
Simone ignored Carmen's shocked expression as she kissed his cheek, "But we made it this far!"
Carmen trailed behind Simone as she headed inside. "Divorce? Really? When?" he asked, pestering her for more information.
He thought he was going to have the time of his life and ask his true love, any of the Mae sisters, for a dance, but they all showed up with dates. Not only that, but all of them spent the entire time avoiding him. What went wrong?
He couldn't wait to get home.
"Mmm," Simone said non-committally as she perused her book. "It was such a long time ago." She patted his hand. "But, everything's okay now. I love you."
Carmen shook his head. "Really?"
"I knew you would be back," the woman behind the counter said mysteriously.
Alchemy Vol. 1....
She felt like she'd fallen through a rabbit hole...
Painting of Torch Holder: +5 (1) = 5
Sim Failing School: -5
Visit from Service Sim: -5
Passing Out: -5 (2) = -10
Self-Urination: -5 (2) = -10
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 (1) = 10
Every 100,000 dollars: +20
NPS Spouse reach the top of their career: +40
Cheat Penalty: -10 (2) = -20
Total = -3