The fourth week at the Freshe-Frost family is about to begin. (Not the fifth, as in most other households, since the Sims living here started out as students on campus, not in the main neighbourhood.)
Ellen Frost lives here; she has been on Permanent Platinum for a while and receives little guidance from me. It was her own decision to serve omelettes for breakfast on this Monday morning.
Her college sweetheart Tom Freshe was the one who originally bought the house. Like Ellen, Tom is treated nearly as non-playable, because he has been on Permanent Platinum for a while, too.
The two have two bolts between them and are very much in love, but so far, neither of them has ever rolled a want about getting engaged or married.
Tom's half-Alien daughter Freiya is in her early teens and, like many half-Alien kids, exceptionally gifted. She has the very fitting lifetime want of maxing out all her skills, something that should not be hard to reach at all for her.
Last but not least, Blacky the wombrat lives here. Freiya usually cleans his cage, feeds him and plays him first thing in the morning, and his cage is her first stop when she comes home from school as well.
She has recently started to attend New Maximiliania's Private School and is very happy there.
This Monday afternoon, Param Patel walks by. Freiya is friends with his sister, and cordially greets him.
On Tuesday morning, Ellen is in the kitchen again, making omelettes for the family.
A windmill was bought yesterday and installed behind the house. So, instead of receiving their usual Tuesday bill, today the family get a refund of 5 Simoleons because the energy their windmill has generated exceeds the energy the household has consumed. I wonder what they'll do with the impressive sum of FIVE Simoleons :-)
Freiya brings Prezioso Picaso home from school.
"Don't Wake the Llama" is the Freshe-Frosts' favourite game, and Freiya and Ellen make sure Prezioso learns it quickly.
At 5.00 pm, Tom returns from work. At first, I wonder why he is dropped off not by his usual helicopter, but by a limousine. But then I realize that it is time for Ellen to go to work at the same time, and her carpool is the limo.
Good job Tom had this father-daughter talk with Freiya last week, about the whole boy-meets-girl thing! Here, Prezioso is obviously trying to bridge the gap between himself and Freiya on the settee, while she seems to be thinking of school and concentrates on the crossword she tries to solve.
When it gets dark, Freiya lights the fire in the yard and roasts marshmallows with Prezioso, who won't let the boy-meets-girl subject drop.
Freiya has been listening, it seems - she gives Prezioso a backrub on her own accord.
And then she proceeds to whisper something in his ear that makes the young man smile.
Back inside, the two teenagers would not mind for Tom to leave them alone on the settee, but Tom is blissfully unaware of Freiya's hints at making him shift :-)
Eventually, she decides to act as if her father isn't there, and cuddles with Prezioso. (It was autumn, mind you, not spring, when all this flirting and cuddling took place! Pink hearts were seen, but no kiss yet. Surprisingly, there is not even one bolt of attraction between the teenagers.)
It is Wednesday morning, and Freiya cleans Blacky's cage before the schoolbus arrives.
Her half-brother Sirius Swain comes home from school with her today.
Freiya maxes out her cleaning skill.
On Thursday morning, Ellen has made omelettes (again!), and Tom sits down for breakfast with her.
Every now and then, both Ellen and Tom have shown thought bubbles about the adoption service, but neither of them rolled the want. Also, still no wants as to getting engaged or married. We'll see whether that is going to change once they grow up into Elders next round.