Take Me to the Moon 7.4
Grayson’s granddad TuRok, the one whose funeral had recently occurred, had invited him to the Romance Festival.
“Your romantic future is bleak,” the Love Guru said.
Grayson didn’t believe in fortune telling anyway.
The only reason Grayson had even shown up was sheer, morbid curiosity. Curiosity about what his dead granddad TuRok had in mind, inviting him to the Romance Festival, and how he had been able to issue an invitation from beyond the pale.
As Grayson was looking around for any sign of how or why why his grandfather may have invited him to this event from the grave, he saw Rosie by the swag booth.
She said something about having dreamed about him last night, and then disappeared.
Grayson saw another teen he’d never met before, and in the spirit of the Romance Festival, walked right up to her and joked about the aphrodisiac effect of the Love Tea being served to everyone.
He would have done better to commiserate with her about why they were even at the Romance Festival. Her name was Liana Jones, and Love Tea apparently had no effect on her.
If Grayson had known her mother, Sierra Moss, a top notch detective, he’d realize Liana got her low tolerance for funny business from her tough mom.
Feeling a sense of doom, that perhaps the Love Guru was correct, and his romantic future was bleak, Grayson walked dismally towards the subway station entrance, to leave.
And there was his granddad, Bjorn TuRok. Bjorn had been larger than life during life, and now he was positively bursting with jovial energy.
“Glad you came, Grayson,” he said in his usual cheery low voice. “I’ve been a bit bored since passing on, and thought the Romance Festival may be just the fix I needed. Especially if I can help you find a match, too,” he grinned.
“Grayson, meet Crystal Rivers. Crystal, this is my grandson I’ve been telling you about.”
It took all of Grayson’s practiced poker face to keep from spewing adolescent angst at his granddad, but then he noticed his granddad had turned a very happy, bright shade of green.
So instead, he asked the artist whose booth they were standing at, about how he found the market for art in San Myshuno these days.
The artist, Darryl Humphries, turned out to be related to Grayson through his Great Uncle Eric. Darryl had married Eric’s daughter, Ashlee.
Grayson’s family connections may have helped impress Crystal, because before leaving the festival, she gave her phone number to Grayson.
Grayson knew he didn’t believe in fortune tellers. He knew it.
Here’s the current family tree, showing how Darryl, on the far right, is related to Grayson through Eric and Rianna. Darryl and Ashlee have a baby, Annabel, too.
Bjorn, a ghost, really did invite Grayson to the Romance Festival, and although Grayson was busy working on his mischief skill, it seemed too bizarre of an opportunity to pass up. Bjorn showed up grey (which indicates boredom), but after chatting with Crystal and Grayson, turned a very happy green.
Rosie seemed happy to see Grayson, but quickly left. Liana Jones, Sierra’s daughter, did not appreciate Grayson’s flirty joke about the tea. I really liked her mother, Sierra Moss, the detective from the Get to Work promotions.
If you missed it, here’s a link to Bjorn’s obituary. I am so glad I downloaded him (and the whole Malpractice household); he’s been a blast in the game and has quite a legacy through Grayson, Darwin, and Isla, Ruth, and Mateo, who is now married to Jenba’s sim, Geneva Carroll.