Fabian’s little girl was becoming a woman. He wanted to give her the world, but he had to settle for a really big birthday party. He asked her where she wanted to celebrate, but that was just a gesture of affection. Everyone knew it would be at the art museum, of course.
Charles arrived early to set everything up before the guests arrived.
First was Adjo and Toya, with their eldest daughter Charmaine.
Charmaine insisted on bringing her new girlfriend, Jenna Yo.
Shanni, lovely as ever.
Agnes, rocking her fresh status as a respected elder.
And there was Veronica! She came after all!
She even brought her former roommate Trixi Ursine-Hodgins, who needed to get out with her newborn son Harrison. Trixi was Toya’s sister-in-law, and they exchanged a bit of family gossip.
“I’m so glad you came,” Charles said awkwardly to Veronica. “I know it’s kind of weird to come to a birthday party of someone you don’t know.”
Veronica laughed. “There will be cake and dancing, right? How could I say no?”
Everyone crowded around the birthday girl.
“Blow out the candles! Make a wish!”
Ada Lovelace, now a young adult. Her traits are: Artistic, Brave, Born Saleswoman, Easily Impressed, Insane.
“Now it’s time to party!”
“So,” Adjo said, “If you have a minute, could we talk about your intentions toward my daughter?”
“Jabari was so great when he tutored me in English. Do you think he would think I’m too weird to dance with?” Ada asked Charles in a whisper. “If that’s not too many ‘thinks’?”
“Jabari’s a great guy,” Charles said. “Go ask.”
“Wish me luck!”
“Are you having a good time?” Charles shouted over the music.
“Cake and dancing!” Veronica shouted back. “Just what I came for!”
They danced and laughed and visited until dawn, then they helped pick up the dirty dishes and clean the place up for the museum opening. By then, it felt like Veronica was one of the family herself.
Charles decided it was time to make his move. “I’d really like to see you again,” he said, reaching for her hand.
Veronica’s eyes went wide, and she shrank away. “I’m so sorry I gave you the wrong impression,” she said. “I have a boyfriend. Willem Yo. I think he works with your dad.”
Charles was so crushed he almost forgot to say anything. “Fabian’s my stepdad,” he said at last, quietly. “I’m glad you had a nice time.”
Every eligible woman in this bloody town appears to be in a relationship except Genvieve Goth, who is a Coward and not feasible no matter what her personality is!
On the positive side, Charmaine and Jenna have the honor of being our first progression-generated same-sex couple. I thought that StoryProgression was set to give sims a 30% chance of being gay. It turned out that 3 was, ahem, 3%. Whoops. I fixed it.
Man the entryway of the art museum has NO LIGHTS. I need to fix that.
Jabari Keaton did in fact come over and do homework with Ada, but I somehow failed to take screen shots. His aging seems to be delayed as well, because he reached adulthood only a couple of sim-days before Ada did.