Take Me to the Moon 7.7
One Sunday afternoon, Grayson decided it was time to case some of the mansions in Newcrest.
He started with a particularly grande looking old victorian home.
And noticed there was some expensive artwork.
Before leaving, he thought he’d leave a little surprise for the owners, and was sabotaging the plumbing when a young woman walked up behind him.
“Oh, I’m so glad you’re here,” she said. “That drain has been clogged for weeks and the service still hasn’t sent anyone who can fix it.”
She prepared some gourmet Tilapia for Grayson.
And while they ate, she told him about the neighbors and their houses.
Later that evening, Grayson came back to cat burgle the house across the street.
And was leaving what he had then decided would be his signature, a clogged drain, as he finished up.
The owner came in while he was working. “What are you doing?!” he exclaimed, totally mystified as to why a masked stranger in black was working on his plumbing late at night.
“People are sleeping,” he said. “I’ve got twin infants upstairs sleeping, do you know how hard it is to get twins to sleep simultaneously?!”
Grayson looked at the man.
“Hello,” he said, cheerily.
“Isn’t this the Blake house?” he asked.
“Because I was told there was an urgent call to the Blake house, for a clogged drain.”
“This is not the Blake house,” the man exclaimed, exasperated.
Grayson looked nonplussed.
“I think I hear babies crying,” he said. “I think you’ve woken them up, making such a fuss in the middle of the night, when people should be sleeping.”
The man invited Grayson to come meet his twins, and while he was busy calming them, Grayson slipped away.
Grayson had saved the jewel of the street for last.
He found some expensive artwork to steal, and then set to work on the drain.
He was almost clear, creeping out a second floor balcony french door
when an occupant of the home stopped him.
Quickly, Grayson slapped him silly.
The guy took a long look at him, and then laughed.
Back at home, Grayson drank some potion so he could stay up the rest of the night, trolling forums.
As a foggy morning dawned, he asked Ms. Nakamura for some breakfast.
“At your service, sir,” she said, and quickly set about cooking.
When Grayson went in the dining room to eat his French Toast, his mother was there.
“Interesting look for school,” she commented.
“Make good choices,” she said, as she left him to eat his breakfast in peace.
- Grayson really did clog drains in three different houses, with very little reaction or consequences from the sims that were there. Mateo, the man with the babies, was the only sim that was aggravated with him, and when Grayson flattered him, and gave him bad news, he backed off. Clogging three drains and maxing out his mischief skills were the requirements he still had to complete the Chief of Mischief aspiration.
- The lack of consequences is disconcerting. First, Grayson’s a teen who was out all night, with no reaction at all from his parents. Second, the sims whose homes he burgled and sabotaged were, for the most part, insanely gracious to him.
Grayson completed the Chief of Mischief aspiration! He now has the Tormentor trait, which means he will be able to sabotage lots of different objects.
I am not sure what career and aspiration I want him to tackle next. The collector aspiration would be fun
And the club one would probably be quick and easy for him to complete
I had thought of having him enter the criminal career, but the other Deviance aspiration, Public Enemy, is much more sinister than he has been up to this point. I am leaning towards going ahead and doing it, but wondered if anyone has any input on it.