I have to admit, I didn’t play for very long this week, because I’m not quite ready for the alphabet to be over. (Help me decide what to do after a Baby Z is born: there’s a poll at the very end.)
I invited the girls’ dad, Vincent Holland, over for dinner. He and Xolotl started flirting almost immediately.
After dinner, Vincent and the girls bonded over a round of video games.
Then he died in the bathroom! Woe!
The next day it was time for all the girls to grow up. I held their birthday party at the beach. It was pretty successful, even if it got off to a late start, and the girls grew up in the dark.
Bye, girls! Good luck with spreading the Alphabetti name!
I picked Yeardley to be the heir. She seems the most relatable of the three of them (Loner, Clumsy, Bookworm, Mooch, to which I added Born Saleswoman on a lark). Plus she inherited her grandfather’s blue hair, which is spiffy.
While we were at it, I decided she should inherit her grandfather’s laptop, as well as his fondness for writing.
Turns out, Yeardley inherited something else: the secret/hidden skill, “Pyromaniac.” This means that when she’s on her home lot, if I click on her, I get the option to “set something nearby on fire.”
(Don’t worry, I put a fire alarm in there first.)
Yeardley stared serenely off into space while the floor behind the mirror burst into flame. A few minutes later, the fire went out on its own, and she walked calmly from the room.
Then the firefighter showed up, fined her §500, and chided her. Fair enough.
The next day when she stopped by the consignment store, she couldn’t stop talking about the fire! The consignment clerk was a little unnerved.
When she aged up, one of the Lifetime Wish options was “Gold Digger.” To fulfill this Lifetime Wish, she needs to marry a rich person, and then have them die before she does. (How could I pass that up?)
The project at this point is to wander around town, chatting and gossiping with everyone she meets, looking for a rich person. (To marry and then outlive.)
Oh, and to mooch frozen dinners off perfect strangers. (How does that WORK, exactly? “No problem, I happen to have a Salisbury Steak meal right here in my pocket”?)
Edit: So many people wrote in the same thing (start back through the alphabet doubling the letters – Aaron, Bbob, Ccarol, etc.) that I have added it as a proper poll option. And thank you to everyone who’s voting, I’m watching the results with great interest!