The Big Talk
Take Me to the Moon 5.31
Ewan had been having a lot of whims for Zoe, and Zoe had been wishing for another baby, before it was too late. So even though they weren’t “trying,” the possibility was there, which made it even more exciting.
Meanwhile, Fiona had tried to take over a lot of the household repairs, since Delaney wasn’t there anymore, with her magic touch. But Fiona wanted to get her homework done, and hack into the Llamacorn Listserv again before she ran out of energy, so she decided to call a repair person.
The repair person showed up, and her name was Beatrice.
Beatrice and Fiona started chatting.
Felicity came out to find out why the repair person was just standing there, instead of fixing the sink, which was spraying water all over the kitchen.
Felicity noticed right away that the repair person was flirting with Fiona. And she noticed Fiona was enjoying it.
“Ahem. Um, we’re so glad you are here. There’s a mess in the kitchen.”
Beatrice took care of the sink almost as fast as Delaney would have. One twist of the wrench, and the geyser subsided.
Then she sat down, and resumed her animated conversation with Fiona.
It was going great, for a while. Then, Fiona, as she often did, eventually put her foot in her mouth.
Fiona excused herself, went outside, and pretended to be very interested in the satellite dish, before running off to the family graveyard. Beatrice, also embarrassed, apparently felt that a proper service call included scrubbing the family grill.
Felicity, who had returned to the quiet of her room to complete a NaNo wordsprint, found herself quite distracted. She wondered if Fiona was going to admit that she was attracted to Beatrice. Of course, neither of them would act on it; Fiona was only halfway through high school, and Beatrice was at least 18, probably 20.
Some time passed. Ewan and Zoe were discussing the new baby they’d just found out was on his or her way.
“I think it’s more critical than ever that we keep it up, just in case it was a false positive,” Ewan teased.
“I mean, how reliable are those home kits, anyway?”
“I think I’ve got some good ideas we need to try out,” he added, and Zoe laughed.
Fiona was pretty excited about the new cousin.
“What’s not to love,” she said. “A kid will liven things up around here. Someone to laugh at knock knock jokes, for once, someone to impishly pester, or make crazy eyes.”
“You’ll get more uninterrupted writing time, while I entertain myself with the young one,” she hinted.
“Yeah, but my parents are already so old. How can they do this to me?” Felicity groaned. “And they’re really being embarrassing.”
“Mom’s huge, and she’s walking around in her yoga pants,” she added. “I thought people covered up when they were pregnant.”
When Triple G and her mom started in on the Woohoo Talk, advanced version, later that evening, she couldn’t take it. She’d never felt so embarrassed.
- Beatrice the Repair Person did show up Flirty, although she can’t flirt with Fiona, technically. She and Fiona did hit it off, and became friends. They were very animated talking to each other, until goofy Fiona said something embarrassing (because she had the embarrassed, “awkward, why did I say that?” emotion). Teens don’t have the option to flirt with adults in my game, but she is definitely a possibility for Fiona. Plus, her name is Beatrice, a family name, and it would be cool to have the first repair person to visit the house, to marry in. Even if she doesn’t work out, at least we have a hint that Fiona may not be straight. Story-wise, I figure with the lab capabilities, and Ranen being a scientist, they can work out some way for her to have children, if Fiona wins the heir poll. Gameplay-wise, I have MC Command Center set for same-sex couples to be able to have kids, if they are female (target sim has to be female, male pregnancy is just too much of a jump from reality for me, sorry!) I recently got the first notice of a same-sex parents baby born in the neighborhood.
- Speaking of which, I guess the planned heir poll will be delayed, since a third Gen 6 child is on the way! Maybe we’ll hold the poll when #3 becomes a teen.
- Ewan never had the Try for Baby whim, but thanks to my settings for MC Woohoo, any woohoo has an 8% chance of conception. So Zoe sort of got what she wanted, anyway, eventually ;-). And he had an unlocked Try for Baby whim for a quite a while before his parents died, which was never fulfilled, so I didn’t feel it was too much of a stretch for him to go along, at least in a non-pressured way.
- Someone autonomously broached an embarrassing subject at the table there in the last shot, so I thought it would fit for them to be having “The Talk, Advanced Teen version” since Zoe’s about to deliver any day.