I held a dual birthday party for both Alec and Felicity. This also ensured a good supply of leftover birthday cake in the fridge for many meals to come. (No one in this group is very good at cooking.)
Alec spent one last night sleeping alone in his childhood bed.
The next day they attended their graduation ceremony. I guess it ran long, because they both emerged graduated but famished.
I too often talk about rocks over dinner.
That night I tried to set up their marriage proposal at one of Hidden Springs’ nice vistas. But there was a tree in the way, and we missed the sunset because they kept dithering. And apparently this lodge has no exterior lighting, so the important bits happened in the dark. Le sigh.
The next day, they were wed! Alec and his childhood
I had plans for Alec – possibly dangerous plans – so before we left, I made sure Felicity got knocked up. I’m pragmatic that way.
My tomb exploration has been haphazard at best. I was kind of saving it “for later,” since you can only explore each tomb meaningfully once. But I realized it’s been almost two years since the World Adventures expansion pack. So why not go ahead and do that.
Alec is both Adventurous and Athletic, so he enjoyed learning martial arts.
And looting the priceless relics of another culture’s history! (Which the game encourages – nay, requires – you to do.)
We even scored a China gnome! (There’s one for each of the three countries.)
Then on his last afternoon, Alec’s martial arts practice was interrupted by an ominous chord and a pop-up message from the game. OMG! Meteor strike! I was beside myself with excitement. I have literally been waiting to see this for 2 1/2 years, since the game was released in June 2009.
Luckily the meteor strike had enough warning that I was able to send Alec out of the path of destruction. And what a path it was! The meteor hit with a KABOOM.
It left a pit in the property, and turned all the nearby objects into piles of scrap.
And flattened some random NPC, whose ghost is seen here at the upper right.
I didn’t get any video of the strike, but I did get some video of something else. Even after your Imaginary Friend is turned into a real person, they always have the ability to “Turn back into doll form.”
Here’s adult Felicity, strutting her creepy-ass stuff down the hallway.
(They don’t have any Romantic interactions possible in doll form, in case you were wondering. Yes, I checked.)