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She came into the house to find that Andria had been cooking all afternoon in anticipation of their arrival.
They spent the evening sharing stories over delicious food. It was good to be home.
Andria had transformed her garden into a small working farm.
Xia had started taking massage classes at the spa.
She practiced on Sky, who wasn’t complaining.
He was an adorable, fuzzy, huge adult dog.
The most powerful news was that the campaign against Nemo Hodgins that Abby began had been successful.
Aminali had received most of the attention, and it had boosted her career. Abby had wanted it that way. She still did. Abby didn’t want a career boost from Nemo Hodgins, even if it came from bringing him down. That was the mistake she’d made the first time.
Still, she hoped that now that she’d chosen a path that contributed to her self-respect, that path would also produce some acting jobs.
She met with Aminali for coffee, shared stories, and wished her luck.
Everyone Abby and Sawyer knew ditched student orientation for the second term. Rumor was it was poorly attended.
Sawyer’s classes involved a lot more field work this term. He spent a lot of his time collecting specimens and DNA samples.
Between the team research experiment and the specimen collection, Sawyer spent more time outside in his last term of university than he had most of the rest of his life put together.
You would think his unveiled hostility would make them give up on him, but you’d be wrong.
Manisha was still working on it as intensely as ever.
He started spending a lot of time with his science professor.
One evening, he was finishing up after working until nearly midnight.
Suddenly Sawyer’s term became a whole lot brighter.
Abby’s midterm art project also received good marks.
Manish was delighted at the invitation. They met at the university cinema that evening.
They saw a science fiction movie. Sawyer covered the movie and bought them popcorn.
Manisha leaned her head on his shoulder during the obligatory love scene. Sawyer froze. Hadn’t she rejected him? What was he supposed to do now?
“I had a great time,” Manisha said. “It’s been so good to spend time together outside of research.”
She looked into his eyes and smiled. Sawyer just couldn’t help himself. He had to try again.
With the same kind of result.
“Whoa!” Manisha said. “What are you doing?”
“I don’t understand,” Sawyer said. “I think this is what you call ‘mixed signals.'”
Sawyer had had it with women, and he didn’t care who knew it. He complained to Abby out loud in the middle of the dining room.
“Is this seat taken?” his dormmate asked as he finished his rant?
Abby hid her laughter behind a cough. No matter how awful Sawyer behaved, he seemed to get no less attractive — to all the women except the one he wanted.
Even the craziest parts of university life began to seem routine.
She’d been politely turning Harold down, but classes were going really smoothly. Why not?
The first think that she discovered as she walked into the fraternity was some poor chick being harassed by a guy who wouldn’t leave her a lone.
“Hey, I need your advice!” Abby called out from the other room. “I need your honest opinion. Does this dress make me look fat?”
The girl turned out to be Tammy Parker, and she was very grateful. They hit it off well and had a great time talking at the party.
By the end of the night, Tammy confessed that her real crush was on none other than party master Harold Assange himself.
“I think I might able to help you out,” Abby said. “Harold and I go way back. Ok, way back to last term. I know he’s not seeing anyone right now. Maybe I can hook you up.”
So she went to find Harold, who was really partying hearty. “What do you think of Tammy?” she asked.
“*Glub*Glub* Tammy? *Glub* Parker? I think she’s hot!”
It was the easiest fixup ever. Abby wished them luck. First of all, she wished them luck remembering everything in the morning.
“Oh,” Manisha breathed as they separated. “That was really good.”
After that, Sawyer had a girlfriend after all.
At last there were finals. And freaked out pre-finals antics.
Was that Sawyer, Abby wondered as she celebrated with her dorm mates, with Manisha? Headed to the room on the top floor with the big bed?
Could that really be happening?
Abby took them out to the Sim U hangout just for fun.
“I’ll call you when I get settled,” Sawyer promised. “We’ll make this work.”
“You’d better call,” Manisha replied, “or I’ll come looking for you.”
Abby and Sawyer packed up their dorm room for the last time.
Sawyer was, at last, relaxed around the women.
Woo! These university posts were long! Apparently when I try to consolidate into fewer posts, I just write longer ones.
University was fun, though, and it played through quickly.
Sawyer could NOT make any progress with Manisha using normal romantic socials. “Heat of the Moment Kiss” finally did it! Apparently, Sawyer only makes a romantic connection if he completely shuts his brain off.
I have a bunch of outtakes of me trying to get him to hit it off with other girls — since they were all attracted to him — but Manisha was the one and only.