Emily bumped into Minnie at the park where she was enjoying the sunshine and the flashing lights of fame.
"Hey Minnie," Emily greeted, wondering if things would change between them now that Minnie had moved out. "I don't want there to be hard feelings between us after... you know..." she let it hang in the air that their mother picked her over Minnie.
"Em," Minnie interrupted the awkward pause, "Look, I have moved on OK? Garrett proposed and we're going to get a place together, maybe have some kids." Noticing Emily's still-worried face she added, "I'm happy and I want you to be happy too."
Emily's heart beamed. "Well congratulations. Best sisters forever?" she asked, remembering their less-complicated childhood days when they played princesses in the yard.
Remembering that happy day, Minnie laughed. "Yes, but just remember that I'm the queen," she added with a wink. Minnie had always been in charge when they were girls and was ready to take back her spotlight no matter who their mother picked as heir.
Feeling satisfied, Emily went to play for tips in a local pub. She was loving her new guitar - a graduation present from Kyle.
"Hey I'm Adam, and you are?" a cute guy asked her when she finally took a break from playing.
A heart filled with butterflies, she introduced herself. This guy is super cute.. why not get to know some new men, she asked herself. (Their attraction rating was 7/10)
"Let's go someplace less noisy to talk." Adam invited, and Emily agreed eagerly.
The two talked into the night about nothing and everything, such as their childhoods and plans for the future. Emily admitted that she felt overwhelmed by the prospect of being the one to carry on her mother's legacy.
After several hours, Emily said she better get home soon and Adam agreed to walk her to her car.
"I really enjoyed talking with you Emily," he whispered, their faces close.
Minnie's stomach jumped into her throat as she noticed the blue specks in his eyes. I think he's going to kiss me... I want him to kiss me.
As their lips met, Minnie felt light-headed and swooned into Adam's mouth, then giggled with the joy of it.
"Adam! How dare you?" a woman shouted, causing Minnie to jump away.
"I can't believe you would do this to me after all your promises to make things better!" Adam's girlfriend shouted.
Emily's heart sank and she felt queasy. How could she have trusted someone new so quickly? They'd just met and she really didn't know Adam at all.
Emily glanced at the angry girl next to her. "Good luck with this one; he's trouble and he's all yours," Adam's girlfriend sneered.
Minnie looked at Adam who was quietly examining his girlfriend's feet.
"I uh... gotta go." Emily said quickly and turned to walk away. Adam still said nothing. He didn't even watch her go. Emily felt humiliated and committed to not be so quick to kiss the next guy she just met no matter how cute he was. What a disaster, she thought.
My name is Sarah and I've been playing the Sims since Sims 1 was born. I am a therapist/counselor by day and a gamer by night, and a mommy always (my son is 6).