Now that they had a sunny spring day, they could have the kind of birthday party for Dylan and Abby that the adults had been planning. The family all piled into the Motive Mobile and took a trip to the Spring Festival.
Family and family connections poured out to wish the littlest Samples well.
Jeanna Yo-Mai. She and Leah’s little sister Miyuki hadn’t been married long yet. They’d decided to ditch the name Crumplebottom altogether to avoid inheritance confusion, though they were still living at Chateau Crumplebottom with Garry. Garry insisted the place was too big for just him and Arya.
Then she shared wild stories of youth with Ada and Jeanna.
“He’s a beautiful kid,” Miyuki said.
“Are you thinking of having any of your own?” Leah prodded with a wink.
“I don’t know,” Miyuki admitted. “Jeanna already has two kids. I’m not sure I want to deal with all the squalling and bodily fluids.”
Leah wasn’t sure what to say to that.
Happy birthday was sung with great gusto.
Hunter seemed a lot more outgoing these days. He let Veronica teach him some moves.
Still, he was pretty happy with it. And even happier with the beautifully-colored Easter eggs
Veronica faltered. “It’s nice to see you, Ali, but I didn’t send you a text message.”
“You didn’t? I didn’t mean to crash your party!” Her eyes flickered nervously over Veronica’s shoulder to Adam, whose eyes were burning into her.
Forest watched from a distance, looking satisfied. It wasn’t terribly difficult to send a text in his mother’s name.
Ali watched him go and gulped. She turned to leave, but Forest stepped in her way. “Hey there,” he said. “It’s been a long time. I was, sort of hoping you were well.”
Ali blinked back tears. “Hi,” she said. “I didn’t think you’d want to talk to me either.”
“Adam,” Sky said. “Ali loves you. Hasn’t this gone on long enough?”
“Wow,” Adam said more softly. “I didn’t know you felt so strongly about this.”
“I care about you, Adam,” Sky said. “I want to see you happy, and the person who is making it hardest for you to be happy is you.”
Adam wavered. He looked genuinely frightened. Sky pulled him into a hug. He held her tightly. “Thanks for being my friend,” he said.
Ali had already left. Adam looked at Sky for encouragement one last time. Then he took a deep breath and ran after her.
It was just a a kiss from the kissing booth, but Leah really wasn’t the kissing booth type. Sky felt a fresh knot in her stomach. It didn’t look like Leah had taken the news about Abby well at all.
For Amhranai, who likes it when I post a lot 🙂 :).
Leah had a wish to kiss someone. I tried the kissing booth, and it didn’t fulfill the wish! Not terribly well-thought-out on EA’s part, if you ask me.
I tried to have Sky use her celebrity influence to get Adam to kiss Ali, and I have to say that I’m unimpressed by THAT game feature. First of all, the game decided that Ali absolutely had to go to a protest at City Hall a few sim-minutes after she arrived. I ended up having game trouble and had to replay this party. Then I invited Ali much earlier and tried the same trick with Sky influencing Adam. This time, he tried to kiss the wrong sim. I tried again to make sure that he’d selected Ali from the list. Same thing. No kiss was successfully delivered on any attempt.
I’m afraid that Sky and Leah are still not out of the woods.