While not a Sims 3 “legacies” blog, this is where I take screen shots of the lives of my Sim families and allow them to tell a story. These stories are not planned. My job is to weave the Sims natural movements, wants and needs into a cohesive story. I do not use poses. I play my Sims’ lives out and the stories develop on their own. Please enjoy and feel free to leave plenty of feedback!
steps outside to practice his guitar and to avoid Sephora.
he feels bad; knowing that he should be making up with his wife, not hiding from her.
Sephora is inside enjoying the luxuries provided by Miles’ advance.The new laundry room is just what she needed.
too, feels bad about the disagreement with Miles; especially her part in
it.Miles has always provided for the
family and she knows that taking the advance was his way of making sure they
had what they need.
of the corner of his eye, Miles watches Sephora as she passes him to hang the
newly washed clothing on her clothes line.He can’t help but chuckle that she refuses to waste energy by using her
brand new dryer.
of Miles outside practicing his guitar, Sephora is careful to avoid looking
over at him.Just knowing that they are
not getting along right now threatens to bring fresh tears.
hangs the clothes on the clothes line and glances over at the new car in the
driveway, realizing that Miles was right, he did need a car.
totally unaware of the tension within the household, greedily chews the fresh
food recently placed in his bowl.
takes his mind off Sephora for a moment, wondering where Zawadi is and why she
isn’t with Dazzle after
saying that she
was taking the
dog for a
thinks about the smile on her face this morning and is sure that she is off
somewhere with the mysterious boy that seems to have captured her attention.He grits his teeth in contempt.
as Miles suspects, Zawadi is
still hanging out at the Owens household.She excuses herself briefly to use the bathroom.
is thrilled to have new friends to hang out with, but realizes that she likes
Mitchell much more than she’s ever liked a boy before.
uncharted emotional territory makes her uncomfortable but at the same time, she
the bathroom she finally gets a chance to let out the joy that she’s been
holding in since Mitchell agreed to attend the prom with her.She stares into the mirror; face threatening
to burst from smiling so hard.
turns her attention to her neglected garden.
through reviving her plants, her emotion gets the best of her and she breaks
down in tears.
has to find a way to make things right with her family.
the house, Miles is feeling the same way.He knows that he should not have gone to bed the other night upset at
throws away a few barren plants from the garden.
always breaks her hearts to see her plants die, but this gives her an
opportunity to plant something new.
steps outside, just as Sephora is walking back around the house to her
garden.Seeing his wife, he’s determined
to do something to patch up their relationship.
hops into his car.
his way to town, he passes Zawadi on her bike.He waves, but she is in her own world; not realizing that he is passing
by. Again, she has a grin on her face that would be unsettling to any father.
arrives home feeling great about her date to the prom.
uses taking Dazzle for a walk as an excuse to leave the house and put her plan
in fact does have someone in mind as her prom date and today is the day that
she will ask him to attend with her.
Zawadi gets a chance to knock on the door, a boy that looks a lot like Mitchell
“You must be Mitchell’s brother.Is he
home?” Zawadi asks.
I’m Michael,” the boys says offering his hand for Zawadi to shake.“Mitch is in there playing video games as
always,” he says in a frustrated voice.
isn’t sure how to respond, so she proceeds to walk up and ring the doorbell.
stomach does a flip as Mitchell walks out.
she says, suddenly feeling shy.
“Hi,” Mitchell says echoing Zawadi’s tone.
an uncomfortable silence as they each search their minds for what else they
should say.Zawadi fills it by offering
her hand in an awkward manner.“Uh…nice
to see you again,” she says, not sure how to get through this odd moment.
Mitchell invites her in.
do you know what school you’re attending yet?” Zawadi asks referring to their
“No.My mom finally decided to make the final
decision for us.We’ll find out
tomorrow.” Mitchell says, clearly uncomfortable at having his fate decided by
I’ll show you around tomorrow if you end up at my school,” Zawadi offers.“I could also introduce you to people and
Another moment of silence fills the room as Zawadi tries to gather up enough
courage to ask Mitchell to be her date for the prom.
sure how to bring it up, Zawadi resorts to a safer conversation topic.“So what are you up to
“Oh, just playing video games.”
“Cool.”Zawadi says, dissapointed that Mitchell
didn’t have much else to say about it.Finally she decides that she might as well ask Mitchell about the prom.“Can I ask you something?”
“Sure,” Mitchell answers.
no big deal or anything, so feel free to say no, but…uh, my school has this
stupid dance coming up and…well…”Zawadi pauses.
she decides to just blurt it out, “Will you come to the prom with me?”She says in a rush of words.
appears shocked and doesn’t say anything immediately.
“Like I said, it’s no big deal,” Zawadi says to soften the blow in case he says
continues jabbering away to avoid rejection, “It won’t be like a date or
anything.It’ll be like-”
Zawadi says revealing more surprise than she intended.
“Yeah, why wouldn’t I?Sounds like fun.”
an involuntary smile creeps up on Zawadi’s face.He said yes, she thinks to
Mitchell wasn’t standing there, Zawadi would be jumping up and down, but the
situation forces her to contain her excitement.“Cool,” she says trying to sound like it’s no big deal, which is hard,
because her heart is pounding out of her chest.
should I wear?” Mitchell asks, stepping forward slightly.
His proximity makes it hard for Zawadi to think for a few moments.“I’m wearing blue,” she finally answers.“Anything that goes with blue would be good.”
I pick you up at your house?”
Zawadi doesn’t immediately answer.His
slight breath on her cheek makes her dizzy.
closes her eyes briefly in order to steady herself.When she opens them, she answers.
“Uh…yeah.Tuesday at 6,” she says.
he says, staring at her in a way that makes her look away.
Zawadi changes the subject.“So…show me
what video game you were playing.”
suddenly becomes animated.“Oh, you have
to check this one out,” he says as he leads her to two gaming chairs situated
in front of a flat screen TV.
shows Zawadi how to play.She proceeds
to beat him the first time around.
luck!”Mitchell calls out.
Zawadi’s competitive streak kicks in.“Only losers say that,” she says and they both laugh.