So, Sammy, how are Mr and Mrs Grant?
Mum, Ashley was the best possible thing I could have gotten out of going to University. She's adorable and she adores me.
"Better catch this honey, I'm going to blow you a kiss."
"Ashley, I treasure every kiss you give me. Have I told you lately how much I adore you?"
"Not for at least 5 minutes, honey."
"Honestly, Sam. It doesn't matter. We have a home. We have enough money to get the baby what it will need. And I have you. That's what I really want."
"Let's not forget Berjes. He's been a great son since I adopted him."
Wished for him from a wishing well, Sam.
Same difference really.
"I like Berjes. If he gets along with the baby, maybe he'll babysit if we go out for a night."
Sammy, a new venue.
Yes, a coffeehouse just opened up and I've got the very first gig here.
Well, good luck. You can certainly use the money.
I'd love to change the ice cream shop background but I haven't the cash to buy and set up my own stage props.
And let's not mention how lame the music gets. It drives me nuts but I can't turn it off.
That alone makes this a good performance for me.
Damn, Sammy, you have been working out. That has to take a lot of strength.
Not just strength, you have to develop enough flexibility. It's no been easy to get here.
Wow, Sammy, you still have an audience at nearly the end of the performance.
Plus they all seem very enthused. Cheers and hand waves at every table.
I'm glad. This is the best damned show I've ever given.
I can tell Sammy. It's been excellent.
"Excuse me, Sammy the Spectacular, I'd like to offer you a weekly gig."
"Yes, Thursday nights starting at 6 pm are all yours."
"Thank you, I'll be here."
Congrats Sammy, you have a regular gig. That should make life a little easier.
Attack of the zombies? Looks a bit scary.
Are you kidding? All I have to do is walk away. He can't keep up at all.
Now might be a good time to prove that.
Okay, I walked inside. Zombie failed to stop me. Time for some food.
"I'm eating, can't it wait?"
"Sammy, babies don't like to wait."
"Oh god, baby? You want the hospital?"
"Yes, honey. Now."
Awww, it's a boy. Are you happy, Sam?
Of course I'm happy. Meet our new son, Larry.
Sammy? Is that Berjes new room?
He wouldn't want to share with the baby now, would he?
Yeah, but the colour scheme. Isn't that colour and that pattern a bit ... feminine?
I got that for free. When Berjes gets home, we can find him something more suitable. Bedspread and wallpaper.
I'm sure he is pleased to not have to share with the new baby.
It's a cute crib and the baby does have a room to itself. That would be something.
"Hey handsome, what's up?"
"Oh Sammy, stop. Any time you want to play, you can just ask."
"There's room. What's your act and stage name?"
"I'm an acrobat. Sammy the Spectacular."
"Just as soon as the magician is done, you're up. And at the rate she's going, it won't be long."
The audience didn't seem that thrilled by her. I was hoping she hadn't left them cold.
All right, I do still have problem with the fire baton. Good thing it's a flame retardant costume.
Your backside must nearly be flame proof as well.
Cami seemed quite impressed by the show, actually.
"Let's all thank Sammy the Spectacular. Next up, Ronnie Rotgut with a few of your favourite songs."
Hey Mum, later that evening, I found that I'd won the SimFest.
Well done, Sammy.
Berjes really is growing up well, Sammy.
And he likes Ashley quite a lot. It's good for both of them, Ashley doesn't know many people in town. Berjes has always wanted a proper family so having a step-mom makes him much happier.
Note, under normal circumstances, I would have followed Sam to the top of the profession. Unfortunately, the save was corrupted by sending him to University with some mods not really ready. After he got home, the crashes were more and more frequent.
So this comes to an end since I do have an older save that I can get Sam to the top of the profession without it crashing so much. But since that's before University, Ashley won't be there so that's why this story ends now.
I think Sammy did hate being embarrassed on stage. I've never seen him stop and bellow at the world quite so regularly as this one did. Just about every performance, until the last couple after Ashley came into his life.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I've had a visit from a University mascot. They are desperate for students. Everyone in town is getting one of these introduction packs.
It's doing a Stride of Pride, Sam. Why?
Must be a mascot thing. Cause I have no idea.
And your local paparazzi stopped by for a visit.
She is telling me not to go to University. I'm the biggest scoop that she's found.
So, I bet you want to go.
How did you do?
Not bad for business or physical. Got scholarship money to study either of those. Not good enough for anything else.
I'm going to spend a term to get some physical education. I think it could be good for me. The scholarship covers the cost entirely.
Good choice, given your profession. Acrobats do get pretty physical. So, the first decision is where to stay. What did you decide?
Well, the roommates are different. A fairy and a vampire?
Couple of girls, a couple of guys. It should be fine, Mum.
I will work hard at this. No point in going to University if you won't study.
Some people think the whole point of University is partying and hanging out.
She's one of your dormies?
She's one of the hottest chicks I've ever seen and she is one of the dormies.
Not bad, Sammy. Not bad at all.
Perhaps my luck is changing at long last.
True, she does look happier about it now.
Not only is she very attractive, Mum, but she's one of the top jocks at University. I think I'll fit in well with the jocks, so getting to know her should be a real bonus.
Weren't you supposed to go to a Meet and Greet? Like talk to your professor and stuff?
Ummm, well, I kind of got distracted.
I hope the Meet and Greet wasn't too important.
Huh, what? I was sleeping. What are you talking about?
Ashley is in your bed, Sam.
I gave her the room key last night but I went to bed alone, Mum. If Ashley is here, she chose to sleep here.
Anatomy is an important part of both. I was given this and a text book for study purposes.
Sammy, I'm proud of you. You really are taking this course seriously.
I want something I can be proud of. Making it through University would be good.
Ashley said she wanted to have some fun. I was curious as to what she wanted.
What did she want?
Yes, and it was the best study break ever.
You're even awake, unlike most of your classmates.
I stayed away from the keg, just got better acquainted with the hostess. I liked her but it didn't seem like a very exciting party.
I swear, Mum, she's perfect. Everything I could ever want, all in the one cute package.
How did the party go?
The keg went dry. The guests all complained. I don't throw parties, I didn't know.
The worst part was that Ashley was staying her distance since she didn't want my germs. That was tough. No hugs, no kisses, no cuddles. And who wants to do hard work when you are sick?
The second one, I passed with flying colours. Got a C average for my first term. I wish I'd done better but maybe next term I will.
You going to miss her?
I will, but not for long if I can help it.
The very first thing I did after getting home was invite Ashley to stay for a visit.
She said yes I assume?
Yes, she did. No hesitation at all.
I found they tore down Cornelius's stage to make way for the new stuff. Now I'll have to find a new place to work in town.
I actually tried to earn some cash but no one was paying attention to the acrobat.
Finally, the light was fading and I knew Berjes would be home from school.
"Man, these pancakes were in the fridge too long. Yuck. What do you want, Sam?"
"I'm going to have a Mum? Like, we'll be a whole family?"
"Yes, Berjes. We will be. You might even have some younger siblings soon."
"That's great news. I've always wanted a proper family."
"I knew you were a bit disappointed that you only had me."
"Well, it has been better than being stuck forever in a fountain. But this is better yet. Thanks Sam."
What do you mean?
Trust me, Sammy. You need to spend your cash on expanding that place a bit.
At least I have a gig tomorrow at a coffee shop. I hope that goes well.
Sammy, did I mention babies yet?
Surely women get sick from things other than babies?
At the rate you two head for bed, you will be seeing some soon.
It's not much but it's all ours.
All right Mum. We had better prepare for a baby.
Just saying, Sam. You never know.
I hope you're wrong. One I think we can cope with. Two? I don't think so.