1.5 Unhappy Birthday

Lancelot was such an unmemorable elementary schooler that I failed to take many pictures of him. He didn’t say much, and he spent most of his time doing good-boy things like working on his homework. Susie was spending most of her time promoting herself and her band, but Connor always made time for his son.

Lancelot tried in vain to get the attention of Malika Williams at school. When throwing spit balls at her head failed, he managed to get her to come home with him from school once and play. She found his dollhouse and played the whole afternoon, excluding him.

Then, before we knew it, it was Lance’s birthday again. As it turned out, he shared a birthday with Uncle Jared, so they had a joint party.

Lance blew out the candles.

And aged into a teen. He became Brave!


He inherited his mom’s weight, but otherwise is not a bad-looking fellow.

Jared also became a swinging senior.

But here’s where I learned the power of the birthday party compulsion over simple human needs. Unbeknowst to me, Lancelot really needed to pee when I told him to blow out those candles. But he did what I told him to. The party gathered around to cheer him on, and he basked in their adoration while the pressure in his bladder increased. Afterward, instead of going to the bathroom, he went to get a slice of his birthday cake because, hey, that’s what you do after you blow out that candle.

The result of this was that he peed himself while standing in line for cake, standing right in front of Malika!

Utterly humiliated, he got out a mop to cleanup his own mess while everyone complained of the stink. He’d never be able to show his face to Malika again. He was barely a teenager, and his life was over.

0 thoughts on “1.5 Unhappy Birthday

  1. Well, this was indeed an unhappy birthday. I'm truly sorry for Lancelot…
    It's funny to see Marley and Malika in someone else's story. I remember your comment when you've seen Malika with the french braid hairstyle in my legacy πŸ™‚ This is exactly what I like about reading other stories. You can find the same character depicted in so many different ways! I'm off to the next post πŸ˜‰ You've got my attention, Susan!

  2. Yours is seriously the only other blog were I've seen Malika. It was awesome to see her face. Since she enters the game as a toddler, yours would mostly have different traits from mine.

    It makes me want to elfify another library family and add them to my Gen 6 town πŸ™‚

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