Maria shared her first kiss with her new boyfriend Lance Morris.
Lance is actually the little boy to who was born in Part 0.1, when his mum went into labour in the library and Shirin had to rush her to hospital. What’s more, when I checked his family tree, guess who turned out to be his dad? Kristjana’s ex-boyfriend Christopher Steel!
Kaveh had a birthday party.
Elisa and Shirin both became pregnant around the same time. They had lots of fun talking to one another’s tummies.
Elisa was the first to give birth, to a baby girl I named Breda. She rolled the loner and athletic traits.
Not long after Breda’s birth, her dad aged up into an elder. His friend Beau Andrews made fun of him, but Grady still looked fairly happy.
Elisa’s feelings for him certainly hadn’t changed.
At Grady’s birthday party, Leighton caught up with Sam.
Shirin rolled a wish to cook Grady’s favourite meal, I suppose as a special birthday treat, which I thought was quite cute.
Our old friend Christopher made an appearance, along with his crazy dance moves (and crazy eyes).
Everyone had a nice time.
Kristjana and Clark retired to their bedroom early. She wanted to woohoo, but he very much did not. I’m not sure why the rejection animation has to be so intense.
The next morning I sent them out to spend some time together. I was slightly discouraged when they left the cinema by different exits.
Next I tried a meal for two at the bistro.
I gave up when I saw this. Whatever works for them, I guess.
Meanwhile, I sent Maria to buy a handiness book from the store.
Lance wandered over and sat down next to her. But when she put down her book to chat to him, I realized there’s no cuddle interaction for seated teens. How disappointing! And why didn’t I notice that before?
As the sun went down, Kristjana got up from the table to celebrate her birthday. The contrast between her and Clark’s facial expressions made me laugh.
Clark did eventually join in celebrating with her. Perhaps he likes her more now she’s hit middle age, because a bit later I found them autonomously making out.
The day’s events were not quite over. Later that evening Shirin gave birth to her second son, Hibiki. He rolled the heavy sleeper and artistic traits. She also aged up into an adult, which she’d been ready to do since the beginning of her pregnancy.
Unfortunately Maria and Lance’s relationship couldn’t last long. He became a young adult while she still had most of her teen life stage ahead of her. The breakup animation seems kind of mean to me, but there was no option for a more amicable split. (I’m done complaining about the available interactions and animations now, I promise, at least for this part!)
I had them patch things up as best they could, and Lance stuck around for her little brother and sister’s birthday party. I gave Naoise the disciplined trait and his sister the snob trait.
I quickly deleted the birthday cakes (because why would any of my sims eat normal quality food when they live with a world-renowned chef?) and in their place served up spaghetti, french toast, and stu surprise.
It was a bit too scary for Maria!
Sara was keen to make new friends, while Naoise preferred to go back to the nursery and play.
I did force him to introduce himself to Marlin Wan. They share the disciplined trait, so I thought they might get on well. They ended up holding royal court together.