One day after school, Isabeau went over to another school chum’s house. Gerry Lessen lives in a fabulous modern mansion, but they spent their entire time chatting in the bathroom.
That huge mirror gave me such a headache after a while.
They chatted for several hours in there, and then suddenly a Romantic sub-menu appeared on Isabeau’s options menu. I had her try some flirting, then an amorous hug. Success!
I guess one benefit to making out in the bathroom of your parent’s mansion is that you get some privacy.
Isabeau had to rush home and congratulate her mother on her birthday. Helvetica struck a noble pose after becoming an old woman.
The very next minute, I had her call her job and retire. Trauma Surgeon is no line of work for an old lady.
Look how happy she is!
We had some strange glitches with Gerry. First he invited Isabeau over to his house after school, then he disappeared. She did her homework, then took a little nap on the fabulous pool-side patio.
Next she invited him over to her house, and he arrived, then he disappeared. Ten hours later in the middle of the night, he showed up and rang the doorbell. Wha?
All four of Isabeau’s wish slots are filled with Gerry-related wishes, and more of them are piled up in the queue. She spends hours talking to him on the phone.
Meanwhile, Iain grew into a teenager. Again, Helvetica’s lack of free parenting time caused the game to select a trait for me. It chose “Loner,” and put him in a leather jacket and red corduroy pants.
While I was busy managing Isabeau’s interactions with Gerry, Iain snuck out and went to the neighborhood playground. I was surprised, because this is the first time I’ve ever had a Sim leave the lot on their own (except to go to work or school).
Maybe he just couldn’t stand the sound of his sister jabbering non-stop on the phone all night.