In this post: Thea Hardy, Jace Macarevich
Thea mindlessly washes out Cymoril’s dog bowl. Letting her mind drift to Michelina’s latest letter. Michelina seemed to be enjoying the married life in Italy. For, the first time in a long time Thea felt jealous. She kept telling herself that she had nothing to be jealous of, Michelina had chosen the life of wife and mother. While she had chosen to be a career woman.
Things weren’t so bad. She had met someone, Jace. They had met while she was walking to pickup lunch. He seemed nice enough and when he asked for her number she was flattered. It had been a long time since anyone asked for her number. She refused to count how long it had been since her last date even.
Maybe that’s why she now found herself sitting on the cough, shoving cookies in her mouth. Truing to appease her queasy stomach. The operator at the taxi company said 30 minutes. The closer and closer the clock got to the mark the more nervous she felt. The more cookies she devoured.
The cab ride didn’t help appease her nervousness. The ride was much more ragged than she remembered. She had traveled the same road numerous times, everyday to and from work and never had she felt every crack in the pavement as she did now. As the cab drove closer and closer sweat ran down her back.
Her knees would not stop shaking. She stood outside the bar and took a deep breath. I barely know him. Why am I so nervous? Shake it off. It’s just a date.
Inhale. Exhale. Smile. It’s just a date.
“How was your cab ride from the Valley?”
She exhaled. Jace hadn’t noticed how nervous she was. Thea’s shoulders relaxed. She smiles. “Great, very peaceful. Eaton looks fabulous at night from the bridge.”
“How are you at karaoke? He questions.
“Never tried it before.” She answers.
“First time for everything.
It was all going well. Better than she could have hoped. Jace made her comfortable, helped her relax and enjoy herself.
“Aren’t you a little to young to be here at this time of night?” Jace questions the kid sitting across from them at the bar.
“I’m just eating my cake.” The kid says, obviously irritated by Jace’s attention. “Chill.”
They finish eating, trying to ignore the kid eating cake at the bar across from them. As they were parting ways she reaches out to give him a hug. To thank him for the wonderful time. He pulls her close and kisses her.
When was the last time she had a kiss?
- Thea is technically a semi-playable. If this were any of my other semi-playable or playable NPCs, this update wouldn’t have happened. But Thea is my badly created self sim (only slightly resemble me) and I have a mild affection for her. I think I might have to make her playable because I can’t see myself not posting an update for her every round. I would feel guilty.
- Who’s Michelina? Last round I had the bright idea to have Thea write letters to her old college roommate, Michelina. Michelina is now, married with two kids(?) and lives in Italy. I don’t know if her family will ever appear in game. I originally had plans for them to pop up or a visit or forever. I haven’t made a final decision, yet. So, for now I will continue with the story line and see where it goes.
- The kid at the bar is a playable NPC. He is on of Darcy Merrick’s (Lee) sons. If you remember or most likely don’t remember. James Wilson briefly dated Darcy back in the day before he married Kellie. After they broke up Darcy married and had a set of twin boys with a townie. You’ll most likely see more of him and his brother later.