Chapter Three

Turns out I took enough pictures for chapter three in the last time I found time to play (which was like an hour). I’ve been so busy with school I hardly have the time to play sims, not even on the weekends since I’m too busy doing homework. Medical terminology-my time consist of making notecards and memorizing them. I have a hybrid class which I just realized I forgot to the do the assignement for this week (fml). I have chemistry which isn’t really time consuming, but it is and then another health science class. Doesn’t seem like a lot, but it has been for me. Plus, ontop of that I work at school too.

I’m so ready for Christmas vacation needless to say.  But, this weekend I am determined to sim and update my projects since I’m a little behind. This chapter may be a little short, but I have to get back into the swing of things.

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It seemed like time passed slowly between the time I said farewell to Strudel  and me finally walking into the house. I knew Apple was watching, I can always tell when her eyes on are on me. She can’t let things go sometimes. But, I didn’t go into the house right away. I watched Strudel drive off and I waved back. I couldn’t help but smile and stand here enjoying the moment. I don’t want to say that “my life” flashed before my eyes or anything of that nature, but I stood there reflecting on all that’s happened these few months since Apple has moved in. I can’t see myself being any happier than what I already am. I never thought it could happen.

“OMB YOU’RE FINALLY BACK!” Apple squealed

“Yes I am, but its not like you didn’t know. Don’t think I couldn’t see your eyes peering out the window at us.” I playfully scolded

“Oh come on! You know me haha. So did you have a good time? Do you like him?”

“Whoa slow down Apple. I’ll answer every silly question you have. Yes, we had a great time, especially me I’m sure. I don’t think I was that exciting, but he seemed enthused. And yes, I do like him. He’s very nice and charismatic.”

“Are you guys going out again?!” she asked

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“Oh of course I want to! I mean look, he even gave me flowers, and their yellow!” I pointed toward the bouquet

“Awe he’s so sweet! I told you!”

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I couldn’t help but stay smiling, but then Apple’s eyes narrowed. This made me confused since all I was doing was gushing about Strudel and how he doesn’t have any flaws.

“What is it?” I asked

“I know you want to go out with him, but my question was are you going out again?” she repeated

“Oh sorry. He said he was going to call me, and he seemed definite in his answer. So, I’m sure he will.”

“Oh hehe good! You guys are so cute, I’d hate to see you or him let something good go.”

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After that night, Apple was on my case everyday asking me if Strudel has called. I told her to give him some time and credit. He is a busy man after all from what I’ve learned. He’s a business man, its not exactly easy for him to get much free time like me. Then again, I have a lot of patience, much more than Apple.  But, sure enough a few days later Strudel called as he promised. I knew he would. My face instantly lit up when I saw his name on the Berry ID. He really left an impression on me.

“Hey Strudel! How’s it going?” I cheerfully asked

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“Yeah, I figured you were busy. I completely understand, no need to explain.”

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“Oh really? When? I’m pretty much free throughout the day except mornings.” I replied

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“Hehe okay, so tonight? Alright, I”ll wait until then. Hope you have a good day.”

It was settled, we were going out, or having our “second date” later tonight. He told me to think of some ideas since he picked the first spot.  Easier said then done, I must say. I’m not that creative, but we’ll do what I enjoy. The great outdoors of course! I don’t want to say he’s uptight, but I get the vibe that he needs to unwind.

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Eventually he came and picked me up that night, even though it was a little later than expected. I didn’t mind since he came to the door with a smile on his face, I couldn’t turn him down regardless of my schedule. After all I told him that I was free too. I was just a little apprehensive to what I chose for us to do, he didn’t seem too excited.

“I know it doesn’t sound like fun, or even seem so but I’m not that creative. Plus I thought some fresh air would be nice.” I shyly admitted

“Oh its alright Meri, I don’t mind. Being stuck in an office all day, fresh air sounds nice. I’m just sorry it has to late at night is all. Good thing we don’t have curfews huh?” he laughed

“Haha I guess you’re right.”

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“Well its a good thing you came prepared! I have to hand it to you, grilling out sounds like a fun idea.”

“Hehe yeah, I didn’t want to eat early just in case. Plus, grilling for the two of us sounds nice.” I giggled quietly

“Let me fire up that girl then!” he shouted

He sure did know how to make a girl laugh haha. Eventually he made all the hotdogs I brought, and we were ready for our late night dinner.

“Thanks so much for grilling them, I’m not the best at it.”

“Oh no problem, what’s a man for right?”

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“Does that mean you like cooking then?” I asked

“Ah no? That’s a woman’s job, not mine. I go to work to make the money and support myself, and eventually a family someday.” he spit back

I was little taken back by his response and the tone of his voice. He made it seem like I should of known that from the start, as if it was a stupid question to ask. It made me feel really uncomfortable and I couldn’t figure out what to say throughout the dinner, so we sat their eating in silence.  I felt so bad, but then again their are two of us here and I wasn’t trying to upset him. I just hoped the date would end smoothly.

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Eventually after finishing our dinner and cleaning up, I couldn’t help but stand there looking at the ground feeling bad that I even asked him a simple question. I could feel his eyes on me, and I think he could tell I was feeling uncomfortable. He smiled at me, I couldn’t help but give him a half-smile back. He walked over to me and wrapped me in his arms, I looked up at him, surprised he still wants this date to continue.

“Look, I’m sorry I snapped like that. I didn’t mean to respond that way.” he apologized

“Its okay, I just didn’t want to make you mad by any means.” I whispered

That’s when he moved in closer to kiss me. I didn’t object this time. My first kiss. It was so passionate, but yet romantic. I didn’t want it to end, his kiss made my whole body go numb, but yet tingling at the same time. I couldn’t help but hold onto him tighter and I felt my body wanting more.  Eventually our bodies parted and he had a huge grin on his face. I began to blush, but he reassured me that it was quite alright.

“Do you want to watch, err or see all the stars light up the night sky?” he stammered

“Hehe sure, as long as its with you.”

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At first I could feel his body tensing up, he suddenly became nervous. I was a little surprised considering he just kissed me quite passionately, but I guess I still made him nervous.  I grabbed his hand and held it tightly, he was taken back but smiled at me. He had the cutest smile in the world.

“I didn’t want to make you feel uncomfortable sorry.” he admitted

“Don’t worry about it, now that you kissed me I feel more comfortable than before to be honest.” I smiled back

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He smiled back at me and moved closer, wrapping one arm around my lower back. He was so sweet, I couldn’t stay mad at him. We both looked up at the night sky, it was still so bare and made it quite dark out.  We were laughing and sharing secrets the whole time. Along with displaying our knowledge on astronomy.  I thought this was the end of the date, but Strudel had one more surprise for me. I’m not sure if it was planned or him just trying to make up for the snapped reaction earlier, either way I was excited.

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He told me that Apple mentioned I was a self-proclaimed farmer and enjoy fishing as a favorite passtime. He told me that he figured he would take me late night fishing, just to see how good my skills are. I couldn’t but laugh at him and boast how awesome of a fishermen I am. He knew it was a complete lie but laughed along with me.  It was a great ending to a wonderful night. I wouldn’t want it to go any other way.

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He gave me a ride home, and we sat in silence the whole way. It wasn’t a that bad silence though. It was enjoyable. This is going to sound very cheesy, but we were taking in each other’s presence. Every so often he would glance over and give me a smile, I couldn’t help but smile back at him. It was a nice car ride home, I felt like I could be myself unlike before. I was being guarded earlier because I don’t like letting people in early. I wish I did, but I was taught not to trust everyone at a young age.

“Sooo I know its only the second date, but I think its safe to say we’re becoming an item. Don’t you think?” he suggested

“Hehe, I think you’re right. I don’t have any objections either.” I giggled

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“Well, I’m certainly happy to hear that. I can’t wait to spend more time with you.”

“Awe me too Strudel. You’re such a nice guy, how could I say no?” I wrapped my arms around him, pulling him in closer.

“You’re definitely full of surprises aren’t you?” he teased

Once again, perfect ending to the perfect night.

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Shortly after that, we went on numerous dates. We were officially a couple and even associated ourselves and boyfriend and girlfriend. I have to admit it was weird at first, but  I did like the idea of having someone always thinking about me. Or gushing about how romantic he was. Every girl loves to gush about their man right? Haha at least I know me and Apple do. Plus, I can’t help but always have him on my mind, and I know he feels the same way. We went out to dinner a lot after he got done with work, one night we went swimming, another day we went to the farmer’s market and even bike riding. I never thought we would be so busy with each other.

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Hehe sometimes he even spends the night with me. We d on’t go too far though, since I’m more traditional and plan on waiting until marriage. Its nice having him to spend the night with. Plus, who doesn’t love a little cuddling and a little kissing? At first Strudel understood, but I get this feeling he is starting to irritated with that fact, along with other small things. At first I just brushed it off, but then it became apparent I couldn’t ignore it any longer.

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It first started with Apple. She still currently lives with but is on the verge of moving out, which I don’t mind by any means.  But, she told me that Strudel and a few choice words about the matter. I have to admit I didn’t accept the extreme accusation because I got the feeling she truly didn’t like him.  But, I gave her the benefit of the doubt and heard her side of the story.

“I know you’re not going to want to hear this, and might not even believe me but you deserve to know. The other day Strudel came over when you weren’t home, and of course I let him in so he could wait for you. During that time, he first told me that I was a pathetic berry for living with my bestfriend even though I had a job. Then he proceeded to go on about my weight and whole life choices. I’m sorry to say Meri, but it really hurt me and I no longer have any trust in him. I don’t think he is good for you.” she explained

I told her that I understood and I would talk to him about it. I got the feeling she didn’t believe me, but I intended to. No one treats my friends that way. Not even my own boyfriend.

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I didn’t want to confront him, but I had to get to the bottom of this quarrel. I don’t need my bestfriend and boyfriend arguing, nor hating each other. That’s not my ideal relationships to hold. I have to admit I was very nervous and scared. What if he overreacted, or thinks I’m accusing him with no knowledge. I don’t want to ruin this relationship over something so minute. I tried staying calm, but I went their with my emotions running high.

“Strudel, did you insult Apple earlier today?” I gritted through my teeth

“Meri, you know I wouldn’t do that.” he pleaded

“Are you sure? I know my friend wouldn’t lie to me and you seem rather calm of me accusing you of this?”

*Sigh* “Okay, I did say some nasty things to her, but I just don’t understand her and I was trying to understand. Honestly. I’ll go apologize, I didn’t at the time because she overreacted over the whole thing.”

“Sweetie, please you can’t confront people like that. You have to bring things up gently, and please do go apologize. It makes me feel bad that you and her can’t get along. I believe you and forgive you.” I hugged him

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At the time, I thought that was the only little problem we’d have, but berry I was wrong. Way wrong. I never honestly saw it coming, even though I should of. I was so blind, and stupid. The man I’ve been dating these past few months I found is good at disguise and deceit. I never thought our relationship would come to this, or end in such a volatile way. I honestly saw a future with him, but he hurt me in such a way there was no getting past it. My connection with him had to be severed. I never thought I would love and hate him at the same time, I didn’t think it was possible.

“You know what I don’t understand Meri? You. That’s right you. I don’t think you understand how our roles play out in our society. If this relationship is going to work, you need to start following some of these guidelines, as every woman should.” he argued

“Excuse me? What are you talking about, and why are you attacking me? I have never done anything to upset you.” I fought back

“What have you done? Are you that blind Meri? Everything about you is wrong. I tried sticking it through and laying down hints, but you are oblivious to it all. First off, if this relationships is going to continue, you need to be less devoted to your job. Women aren’t meant for the working force. You stay home and make sure everything is ready when I’m done with work. That’s a woman’s role. Lastly, when I have sexual desires to be fulfilled, I expect you to come calling.”

“WHAT? How dare you defy my gender for your own ideals! In this day in age, berry women shouldn’t and aren’t meant to be treated like we once were. That is disgusting to even hear, let alone imagine. I don’t know any woman that is willing to do that and its definitely not me. I’m sorry but relationships aren’t about one person trying to convert the other.”

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“What? How DARE you raise your voice to me! I am a man and your boyfriend. I will not be treated like this from some inkling. Its probably a good thing I brought this up now. Wouldn’t want to marry some woman with absolutely no respect. Daring to question and man and his ideologies? Frowned upon in my book. I can’t believe I’m having this conversation with you and its turning out this way. I told you out of kindness about these things, and you’re making me seem like some berryhole when I’m showing nobility. ” he yelled

I couldn’t help but frown. Who have I been dating this whole time? He was right, I was blind. How could I not see his true feelings? I could feel tears working their way out of my eyes. I wanted to scream, but only sobbing let out. I couldn’t help myself. I was both hurt and relieved at the same time. I felt so wrong about everything and wanted to rewind the clock. It was too late for that now. I had to do what needed to be done.

“Well if that’s how you truly feel, then we’re done. I’m not that woman, nor will I ever be. You an’t change someone just for you own liking Strudel. That’s not how relationships work. And if you think someone will obey you, think again. You will never meet a woman like that and you need to get a new outlook. You’re ridiculous and outrageous. I hope I never see your face again. Get out of my house and life. I never though our relationship would resort to this. I thought you were the perfect man, but in fact you are far from being that.” I sobbed

That was the last time I saw Strudel’s face. I’m happy it was too.

Yay for an update! I’m SO sorry it took so long (even to write this). Its kinda long, but since its been like two months I figured this made up for loss time.  I hope you guys enjoyed the update, I thought it would be short, but guess I was wrong. Again, Meri and Apple are up for download and look forward to next update. Hopefully it won’t be 2 months though. Thanks for sticking with me! 🙂 I appreciate it.

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14 Comments on “Chapter Three”

  1. Minty says:

    Good for you Meri, you don’t need a jerkface like him!

    I’m so sorry I haven’t commented on this. I feel so bad…
    I’m really loving the Moscato’s though, I think this legacy is gonna have some major potential! I’ll add you to my blog list when I have more time 🙂

    • bethysims says:

      Yeah, he wasn’t a good guy for her, even though a lot of people were rooting for Strudel. I just hope she doesn’t give up on finding someone. And its alright, I never expect comments, as long as people are reading right? But, thank you for commenting too 😀

      And thank you! That’s very sweet to say. I’ve definitely improved with creating storylines, making the story come to life and writing. I’m glad you like it so much as well. Thanks again.

      • Minty says:

        I know how you feel about comments, but to be honest I don’t really do it for the likes, or the comments or the reads. I do it because it’s something I enjoy and if people dislike the way I do things then that is there problem 🙂

        Most definately. You seem to flesh out the story more than you did before. Don’t worry, though, everyone does it! I think it’s because we’re kinda tentative of how it will go down so we don’t put as much effort into the build up of the story…

      • bethysims says:

        Very true, its one of my favorite pass times to be honest. Creating a world (through sims) and making the stories and characters come to life. Never thought I’d be able to do that, but its fun. I get so excited when planning out a storyline haha.

        Yeah, its amazing to see how writers change over so little time. I have a better way of keeping track of my stories to which helps tremendously. I plan out the how generation, word for word almost and then divide it up into chapters…and plan accordingly of course if it doesn’t pan out to all the chapters I had in mind. WAY better of a system. But, thank you so much for commenting and reading! 🙂 I appreciate it, especially connecting like this with other simmers.

  2. Person says:

    Ohhhh I loved this! The plot is wonderful! Why do I have a feeling that strudel is going to come back somehow? Keep up the amazing work!
    ~YoujustgotLokid

    • bethysims says:

      *Ooh new reader* 😀 Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it so far! I’m working on the next update as we speak haha. Again, thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 The next update should be out soon!

  3. xpandacorn says:

    OMB 😀 I could tell as soon as they met he wasn’t good.
    You really made me hate him!

    • bethysims says:

      Glad my writing is doing the job! Can’t wait until you finish the generation and hopefully I find the ambition soon to start generation two soon :/

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. I just found this blog and have been gradually catching up, but I thought I’d stop to comment here for a moment because this was such a good chapter!

    Gah! At first, I was a little on edge thinking that maybe Meri would go on ignoring Strudel’s faults and continuing to bite back her thoughts, but that clearly didn’t happen. When it became evident that Strudel was just NOT the guy for Meri, she spoke up and she’s definitely better off without him. Meri is a strong, independent woman and certainly doesn’t need a guy like Strudel around to tell her otherwise 😛

    • bethysims says:

      Why hello new reader 🙂 Glad you found our berry sweet corner of wordpress haha.

      Meri doesn’t always start off confident. She always needs that extra push sometimes. Her too nice nature (if that makes sense? haha) clouds her judgement sometimes.

  5. atavanhalen says:

    I am loving this legacy so far! Happy that she dumped Strudel. I never really liked him haha.

  6. atavanhalen says:

    I am loving this legacy so far! Glad Meri dumped strudel. I am seriously in love with your writing haha.

    • bethysims says:

      :O now you’re just being too nice! Haha but thank you so much! I”m glad you like The Moscato’s I’ve been working on that family as of lately, and actually I just finished playing for the next update.


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