Generation Two: Chapter Three, Part TwoPosted: August 25, 2014
So, its only been a month since the last update, I apologize. I was working on it, and then I got frustrated and switched to sims 2 for a while. I was dealing with f-d up weather and crashes so my patience was limited haha. But, it’s here now and hopefully you didn’t forget all that happened in Part One….
haha I know I did….
There’s not much to say, except that Part Two is a little lengthy, but I couldn’t make this chapter a three parter, and make it into one part haha, hence the two parts. Hope you enjoy the update 🙂
Oh, Elixir Rush Parfait is making a debut appearance in this update, and created by Minty, as known on wordpress or if you’re being redirected from tumblr, alfalfalegacy.tumblr.com
Thank you very much Minty! 🙂
And almost posted this to the wrong blog
The very next night, Friday, we went out to the festival after Almond was done working and I was done with classes and got a few hours of writing in. It was so funny to see him all excited for our outing. He must of been looking forward to going since it came to town. He told me that no one else wanted to go with him because it comes every year and nothing changes. Made me glad I said yes, since he works so hard and never has anytime for himself to do anything fun. On the ride there, he kept going on and on about how I had to try the snowcones that they have. I finally agreed and as soon as we got there, he jogged to the snowcone stand and ordered us two. I have to admit it was amusing to see his face light up.
We arrived at the festival a little late, so while we were having our amazing snowcones, they lit off fireworks the rest of the night. It was quite beautiful and the first time I’ve ever seen fireworks. Since my family was “relocated” for whatever reasons, us kids were kept on the down low and never really saw the light of day it seemed. I sat in awe as each one went off and brightened the dark sky. It started to seem like the night was going to be a perfect evening.
Shortly, after we finished our famous snowcones Almond dragged me over the face painting station and told me that I had to get the “first class experience” since it was my first time. I couldn’t help but laugh the whole time as he exaggerated his seriousness and playfulness. He really knew how to make me laugh and smile. Made me forget how little number of friends I actually have, but I’m glad I can call him a friend. He is a sweet berry of a man.
“Thank you so much for coming with me.” he smiled and pulled me in a hug
“No problem, its my pleasure. Its good to finally hang out with you and see you since you work so much.” I smiled back
“Oh my berry look they have a roller rink! We should go try it out!”
“Haha uh……sure? “
I knew going on that rink was a bad idea from the start. I’ve been known for not being so graceful. It would only take minutes before my body was flailing to the ground.
“I should let you know…I’m not the most graceful, roller girl…..” I mumbled under my breath
Uh-oh. I could feel myself starting to become reserved and close up.
Not know Clemmy. You’re having so much fun with him!
During my own arguments with myself I was having in my head, I almost forgot I where I was and that I was with someone. I was really starting to make a fool out of myself . I just hoped he didn’t notice.
“Ahhh I’m not good at this either now that I’m remembering.” he started to frown
I couldn’t help but giggle at him.
“Oh, now you’re laughing at me? I see how it is Clementine.”
“Hehe sorry, couldn’t help it with your whining.”
“Well, how about we skate together and you show me how its done.” he teased
“Haha alright, but you asked for it.” I laughed
“Well, so far so good. I’m impressed Ms. Moscato.”
“Ms. Moscato? You know, you can call me Clem or Clemmy if it easier.”
“Oh? Well excuse me. I will now commence you as Clem Moscato.” he smiled
“Thank you Sir, Almond Cashew.” I laughed
“My name doesn’t have that nice of a ring to it, does it? haha”
“Haha if you-Ahhhh oh no! I think we’re slipping our balance!”
“Almond!” I shouted
Then of course both of us fell to the ground, face planted.
“Well, that didn’t go too smoothly.” I sighed
“Ouch. That didn’t feel so good either. Hope my brain isn’t damaged from that fall now.” He cocked his head
“Haha so you’re saying I showed you how its done then?”
“Ha, you sure did. I have to admit I was mistaken about how rollerblading is done. Thank you for showing your wise ways.”
“You are very welcome haha.”
That’s when he pulled me into another hug, and this one felt different than the one earlier. It didn’t feel as friendly as the first time, instead more friendly. It almost felt romantic in a sense. I could feel my muscles tensing up. I’m sure he could feel my body tighten up. He really meant this hug. I could tell he wasn’t just hugging me like before. This meant something to him. Just wasn’t sure what.
“Are you okay though? I didn’t mean to make us both fall. Falling on hard food isn’t my idea of a good time haha.” he chuckled
“Yeah, I’m okay. Thanks for asking.” I said softly
Oh great, my face is starting to flush. Why does he make me feel so nervous? We’re only friends?
He smiled big, then broke our eye contact. Do I make him nervous too? No. I can’t possibly do that. Could I?
Eventually the festival closes about eleven, and I started walking the path to home, when Almond ran up beside me and asked if I really wanted to go home. Um? I guess not? I have to admit I was enjoying the night, and didn’t want it to end. I wanted to say yes, just to play it safe, but something was pulling me to say no. It didn’t help that Almond was looking at me the whole time. I couldn’t help but smile when he looked at me. I was about to say something, and he started giggling and took my smile as that I didn’t want to go home. He is a clever one, I’ll give him that.
He grabbed my hand, and held it softly, but tightly and we quickly to the city park. Now, by quickly I mean we started walking fast, and then ended up jogging. Haha. I’m usually not a fan of any king of physical activity, but the whole way we were still holding onto each other’s for dear life and laughing until we got there. I’m sure all the berries we say along the way thought we were intoxicated or on something. Almond would exaggerate every time we did pass someone, just to get a reaction. I’ve never met someone so carefree, well besides Straw. It was nice to get to know him like this.
We were out of breath by the time we reached the park, and during our huffing and puffing, Almond pointed over to the swings. I started to giggle because swinging reminded me of being a little girl and how much fun a swingset used to be. Makes you yearn for those carefree type of days. I let out a smirk and ran to the swing I wanted laughing out loud as he tried to keep up with me and beat me to the swings. We both dived into the swings, our arms flailing all around, trying to grasp the chains. I couldn’t stop giggling the whole time. Felt like I was on a high. The good kind. All I was feeling was happiness and happy thoughts.
I started to slowly bend my legs in the swinging motion you are taught as a small child. My strides kept getting faster and higher. Soon after, Almond followed after; both of us were soaring high above the trees looking at Apple Loosa Pie’s bustling nightlife. It was a beautiful sight. All the berries were out on the town having late night celebrations from the festival. It was truly, a beautiful night.
“So, Clem. I have some serious questions that have been floating around in my head since I first met you. Just haven’t been able to ask until now.” he turned to me, looking very serious
“Oh?…Okay…hope I’m ready to answer them for you.” I replied coyly
“I’ve noticed that you are a very shy berry and seem to always be on the fence.”
“Oh, you picked up on that huh?”
“Yes. Sorry? I hope that’s okay. I’ve been known to be able to read people fairly good. I was just curious if there’s a reason for that or are you just really that scared of us berries?” he quietly teased
“Um. There are reasons for why I’m that way. I don’t know if I should or can tell you why since its something that is supposed to be a private matter to ensure safety. I’m a little more skittish around people, well at least the people I’ve met so far because I’m out of my comfort zone. Like you and Straw for example. You two are so free-spirited and I envy the both of you. I didn’t grow up like that. I grew up with rules, restrictions and being under constant radar of someone. I’m really trying to open up, but it seems to be a reoccurring struggle for me.” I answered slowly
“Well, even though you can’t tell me the other reason, thanks for being honest and I”m glad that you’re working on it. I just wanted to be sure I wasn’t that scary of a man haha. Straw on the other hand, she is one, scary berry of a woman.”
“Haha that she can be.”
We ended up talking about how we grew up and how that shaped us to be the person we are today. Almond’s mom and dad were both teachers and stressed how important having a college education was. I told him my mom was a gardener or the term they coin nowdays, modern day farmer. Then I told him how my dad, was a man of many jobs. He was a consultant of all sorts. I couldn’t tell him that really, my dad started out as a con-artist when he met my mom and has someone after him because of it. Way too much information to relay to someone you’re just starting to get to know.
A Few Weeks Later:
Weeks after our outing to the festival, Almond seemed to have more free time as the days winded down for the year. Hard to believe my freshmen year of college was almost at a close as well as his internship. I think he enjoyed having free time and socializing with another berry whom he didn’t work with. We went to the library together, were invited to a pool party from one of Straw’s many “mail suitors” and lately we’ve been going out for dinner. It was nice to have, intelligent and informative conversations with him. I learned something new every time we talked. Whether it was about his character or the specific topic we are covering that day.
Like yesterday, he asked me about my novel. I told him that it was semi-nonfictional. This peaked his interest more, as he cocked his head to the side and inquired about how that is. I told him that the female protagonist is much like me, but the journey she is facing isn’t really happening in my life. I told him that she faces many obstacles along the way and has to figure out what she needs to gain and formulate to jump over them.
“Oh Really? I hope it goes well for you and you can find a publisher. It sounds like a great first novel.” he praised
“Awe thanks Al. I’ve hit a little bit of writer’s block lately. Can’t figure out the first major event that should happen. But, it’ll come to me eventually. I do take inspiration from my experiences and observations.” I slightly frowned
“I’m sure you’ll think of something. Everything comes with time.”
“Hope you’re right.”
The Next Day:
“Hey are you busy tonight?” he asked
“Um, if you mean working on my book as busy, then no.” I let out a small laugh
“Oh, well this might be good then. I’m meeting one of my best friends tonight, since she’s back in town. She’s transferring the next semester. I was wondering if you wanted to come along? We’re going to go check out the new lounge that opened up in town.”
“Wouldn’t you want to go meet your friend by yourself so you two can catch up?”
“Well sure, but I feel like you two should meet. I have a feeling you two will hit it off, plus you’re always looking for new people to meet and become friends with right?” he pointed out
“True, just clubs and lounges aren’t exactly my kind of scene and I would hate to feel out of place. But, if you really want me to meet him or her, I’ll go.” I agreed
Al wasn’t sure what time his friend would be arriving, just the time they would being town. We arrived about eight-thirtyish and took in the scenery of the new local hotspot. I did like it better than where Straw usually went. It was more classier and upscale. I really liked it. They played soft-rock and soft-pop music. Not too loud, and not too quiet. They had a dance floor and the decorations were elaborate. The bartenders looked classy, and they had those fruity drinks everyone would drink when they would visit the city. I can see this place gaining popularity quick.
I was curious as to why Al’s friend asked to meet here though? Seemed strange to me.
Al and I were on the dance platform, slowly surveying the place. I would dance occasionally if the beat was good. There weren’t too many people since it was still early and the late night crowd would be piling in later. That’s when we both heard a voice behind us call out.
“Almond, is that you?” a high-pitched voice called out
I turned around to see who it was and a woman starting walking towards us.
“Oh my berry it is you!”
“Elixir! I haven’t seen you in so long!” Al chimed
“I know! I missed you so much. I’m glad you could make it out tonight. I was hoping you weren’t too busy.” she chuckled
“Ohhhh you know me too well Elixir. How was the drive over from Briocheport?”
“Ohmyb. It was so long. I thought I wasn’t going to make it in time. But, I have to say Apple Loosa Pie has really changed in the two years I haven’t been here. Seems to be more of a college town finally. So, shall we get some drinks and catch up?” she smiled
Wait a minute. His best friend is a woman? That was a surprise. I was expecting a man. I guess I was picturing a man because they seem to be easier to get a long with. My wishful thinking wasn’t on my side this time. I just stood there examining them and their body language. She seemed nice, but then again I always assume that and look where that gets me. I could only hope that tonight would go well.
“Yeah, we can do that but first let me introduce you to someone.” he hugged her
That’s my cue.
“Hi, I’m Clementine Moscato. Friend of Al’s.” I introduced
“Clementine? Nice to meet you. I’m Elixir Rush Parfait.” she let out a small smile
“Oh you can call me Clem or Clemmy. So you’ve known Al for quite awhile then?”
“Yes, I have. I didn’t know he went by nicknames now haha. Its a little weird hearing someone call him Al.”
“Oh really? I guess it just stuck.” I laughed awkwardly
I have to say she was a little intimidating to talk to. Made it hard to be myself.
“Oh yeah? Did you want to go get some drinks for the group?” she asked
I walked with her up to the bar. I couldn’t help but watch and study her movements. I noticed she walked with a lot of confidence and instead she had a stride. Wouldn’t be surprised if she was sticking her nose up in the air the whole time. She did seem a little a snobby. I think it was her over-confidence though.
“Here we go. I got us all the same drink. I hope that’s okay.” she stated, handing me my drink
“Yeah, that’s fine. I’m sure it’ll be good.” I half-smiled
I couldn’t tell she was really that serious or doing the same as me, analyzing. It was a chilling awkward silence between us. I didn’t know what to say, and had a feeling she didn’t want to hear what I came up with. I turned to look across the room, and that’s when she broke the silence.
” So you like Almond?”
“You like him right?” she repeated
“Well, I mean…….. Yeah……I guess. He’s a very nice guy and a good friend.” I stuttered
“Well then let me tell you this. Don’t you ever hurt him. Don’t take him for granted, and treat him were. You understand? I will hear about and you will have to deal with me. He has been my friend for years, and I’ve seen a lot of girls hurt him. I don’t want to see that happen.”
“Oh you think I like him like that?…..”
“No. I mean with any kind of relationship you plan on pursuing with him. Don’t hurt him and don’t break this heart. He doesn’t deserve that. I’m letting you know that I will hear about it, and you don’t want me to.” she griped her lips together, holding back overdue anger
“Look-I won’t do that. I don’t do that. He is my friend, and I plan on keeping him as one.” I explained
She didn’t say anything after that. She just walked off. I quickly took a drink from my glass, all but in one gulp. I wasn’t sure what just happened. Was I just interrogated? Sure felt like it. My body was so tense, I thought I was going to pass out from being so overwhelmed. I definitely wasn’t liked by Elixir. Another person to prove myself to. I would never hurt Al. Never. I don’t think I’m capable of hurting someone, I’m too nice. If anyone will get hurt it will end up being me. It always is.
I started to down my drink fast, anticipating that “feel good” mood to come over me and quickly order another drink. That’s when I felt a tap on my shoulder, and I spun right around to find Almond with his big smile.
“Hey!” he smiled big
“Hi there.” I replied quietly
“So, what did you think of Elixir? Hopefully you two got to chat without me.”
I wanted to say that she’s a jealous person who just interrogated me. But, I can’t do that of course. As I just promised his best friend, I wouldn’t hurt his feelings even if the truth hurts. So I lied.
“She seems nice. I can see why you two are such good friends. You guys seem to look out for each other, and that’s great.”
“Oh good, I’m glad you guys get along. Elixir can come off high strong and that scares people away usually. Glad she didn’t. ” he let out a small laugh
“Haha yeah, I noticed she can be that way. I just let her know who I was and she did the same. We’re on the same page” I forced a smile
Anddd finally its done! I’m sorry that its so long haha. I had to write this over about four days. I started and then stopped for sleep and work haha. I hope that its still coherent. Thank you again to Minty for Elixir! I hope I got the personality right somewhat…if not i apologize :3
Please forgive me for length haha