“Yeah, this afternoon!” Winston said. “Of course there will be cake!”
“Just so long as you don’t expect me to eat any of that disgusting stuff this time,” Gamora said.
“This coming from some who thinks fertilizer is a delicacy,” Winston said. He made a face.
“I think this is the time for an important decision,” Victoria told him. “Which will you be, a good witch or a bad witch?”
“I’m always good, sis,” Winston said with a wink. “You should know that by now.”
“You certainly have a good ego, brother dear,” Vickie said. She let out a squeak as he scooped her up in a hug.
“Hey there, bro!” Kain McWilliams said as he strolled through the door. “I thought I’d brink cake!”
Winston looked at him sidelong. “I did say we were providing cake.”
“You invited Kain??” Victoria hissed. Looking at him still made her skin crawl.
“Not me!” Winston protested. “Maybe it was Gamora!”
The next guest was Aunt Abby. “I wasn’t sure what to bring, so I had the chef whip up some nut-crusted tilapia. That goes with birthday cake, doesn’t it?”
“Judy!” Andrea exclaimed. “I’m so glad you could make it.”
“Hey,” Judith said. “It’s my best friend’s baby brother. Mason and I couldn’t stay away!”
“You two are joined at the hip these days, aren’t you?” Andrea asked.
Judith cast a glance to where her boyfriend was talking a few feet away. “Maybe it’s better said we’re on a short leash.”
As soon as the crowd arrived, but before Winston could do anything, Gamora seized her chance. “Happy birthday to me!” she sang.
“Wait,” Judith whispered to Andria. “Wasn’t this Winston’s birthday?”
“I have no clue what goes on with Gamora these days,” Andria admitted. “I didn’t think her birthday was near, but if she says this is it, I guess I’ll roll with it.”
“All right,” Gamora said to Winston. “It’s your turn now.”
“Let me take a picture of the birthday boy before he blows out the candles,” Cortney Pierce-Hodgins said with a sly wink.
“Here, let me pose!” Winston said. “How’s that look?”
In the corner, Paulette Mai tried to hide her sadness. Whenever Cortney was in the room, Winston was drawn to her like a moth to flame. There was no sign that Cortney had ever taken Winston seriously, but Paulette was forever trapped in her shadow.
“All right. Bring on the cake!”
“All together now! ‘Happy birthday to you…!”
“Blow it out in one breath, or your wish won’t come true!”
Paulette gaped. Adulthood looked very good on Winston.
Winston grabbed the seat next to Cortney.
“You brought an extra cake?” she asked.
“I didn’t bring that,” Winston said. “I don’t know who’s going to eat it.”
Winston stood up, and Judith immediately took his place. “All right, girls,” Abby said with a conspiratorial wink, “let’s talk about men.”
Judith laughed. “So long as Mason is on the other side of the room!”
“Hey cuz, guess we’re both grown up now!” Winston exclaimed.
“One of us is grown up anyway,” Gamora said.
“Hey,” Winston said. “What are you doing these days. I haven’t seen you in ages. Maybe we could hang out.”
Cortney laughed lightly. “In groups, maybe. My boyfriend would get jealous if we spent too much time alone!”
Victoria found Paulette watching the party from the sidelines. “My brother is kind of dense, you know,” she said.
“Sometimes I just want to shake him!” Paulette admitted.
“Maybe that would get his attention, but I’m not sure!” Victoria said. “I’m rooting for you.”
Paulette smiled for the first time since she’d arrived.
“Hey Kain,” Gamora said. “Glad you could make it.”
“You sent me the most intriguing invitation,” Kain said. His eyes were hungry.
“I hope you’ve been thinking about me,” Gamora said. “Here’s some more incentive.” She kissed the tips of her fingers and breathed on them.
“What is that?” Kain demanded.
“They look like… rose petals?”
As the petals touched his skin, they disappeared. Kain’s pupils widened. “Wow…. that was… groovy. Do it again, whatever it was. Please!”
Gamora smirked. “Since you asked so sweetly…”
“That’s quite enough,” Sawyer said.
“What kind of conduct is that?” Sawyer demanded. “You’re making a disgusting spectacle of yourself.”
“The experiment was working!” Gamora protested. “I’m grown up now, Dad. You can’t keep treating me like a child.”
“You won’t use mind-altering pollen to dazzle other sims while you live under my roof.”
Gamora sighed. “You can design my next experiment.”
Sawyer paused thoughtfully. “I want to see your control group.”
Wow… it’s been a long time since I posted. But I got some energy to read other Sims blogs, and Shannon Simsfan gave me the boost I needed. I have a huge backlog, since life stress (mostly work) has just sapped all my creative energy. If I can keep rolling, there are a lot more posts where this one come from. We shall see.
Moving on…. Gen 7 is all grown up now!
I somehow thought that travel Into the Future would freeze aging, but it didn’t, so Gamora is now the same age as Winston and will become older than he is the next time she travels.
Gamora rolled a wish to use the flower kiss on Kain McWilliams some time ago, and I’d been idly trying to get them into the same place. The joint birthday party seemed like the right place. As soon as she queued up romantic interactions with him, Sawyer autonomously decided to pick a fight with her. He stood there in her face, waiting for her queued actions to complete, then jumped between her and Kain to argue with her. It was so hilariously appropriate. Sawyer is hard to love, and that’s the truth. He and Gamora deserve each other. (Story-wise, she still lives with him. In reality, she’s in the active family. She gets most of her rest photosynthesizing and doesn’t need a bed.
I thought I liked the look Winston aged up into, but I quickly changed my mind. There will be a makeover next time you see him.
Winston still wishes for Cortney and can’t manage more than about one social with her, while Paulette shoots glances at him from afar. Love triangle, sims style.
I HATE all the Plantsim outfits. WTF. Some CC-maker created some fabulous leafy outfits for Sims 2 Plantsims, but nobody seems to have been interested in creating for Sims 3 ones. Ah well. If you see anything, drop me a line.
PS: I lurves my Avalon gene pool.