Wednesday, 12 March 2014

I write sins not tragedies

Round 16: February 2025
last update/Eve's next update/Kaitlyn's next update

Kaitlyn Brennan and Eve Midlock are 24.
(Stephen is 24, Zach is 21 and Lilly is 20.)

Narrated by Eve.

Our apartment building was renovated a few months ago. We didn't have to move out because they mainly did work on the common area and I just love how it is now. There's a sauna, a small gym and a pool table.

Kaitlyn's favourite part is the hot tub. She and Stephen go there every time he comes over which is a lot. Either he's here or Kaitlyn is at his place which isn't too far away.

I've been wondering when they're going to start living together because it would probably be much more convenient if they had all their stuff under the same roof since they spent almost all of their free time together anyway.

Kaitlyn brought it up one evening during dinner. Stephen had asked her to move in together and she had said yes. It means I have to either find a new roommate or find a smaller apartment. Kaitlyn said she doesn't want to leave me in trouble so she's staying put until I find something. Apparently she and Stephen are going to live in his tiny apartment. I don't think I could live with someone without having my own space but then again Kaitlyn and Stephen are joined at the hip whenever they're together so I think they'll be fine. She said they don't need a big place when it's just the two of them and this way they'll also be able to save as much money as possible.

I've been sort of seeing someone although we're not anything official, at least not yet. His name is Gabriel and he's a dancer in the group I work for. I've always thought he was kind of cute and we've been friends for some time but I was hesitant to make a move because we work together. He asked me out on a date once so obviously he thought I was kind of cute too and we've been on a few dates now.

I'm not rushing into anything even though I like him a lot. With my track record - making out with my stepmom's brother, a drunken engagement to a guy I hardly knew and some sort of an affair with a married man - I think it's wise to take things slow this time.

Speaking of Zach, he called me one evening and told me that he and Lilly were in Exmoor, going out that night and I was going to go with them.

He had heard from Rianna that I was looking for a roommate and said he has an idea. I told him I would not be living with a dude.

"Dude, it's not a dude" he laughed.

We were sitting at the bar when he suggested that Lilly could be my new roommate. She's not too keen to live in the same dorm with her ex-boyfriend for two more years, she's going to be a student teacher next year so living closer to Wellington would be practical and we get along pretty well. I liked the idea and so did Lilly.

"I promise, I'll stay out of your hair as much as possible, I'll be studying most of the time anyway. Please don't make me go back living with my parents" she said. She explained that she loves her parents but they would totally be cramping her awesome single life. Apparently her single life is just about as awesome as mine because Zach, the king of awesome single life, laughed so hard he almost fell off his chair.

I also heard the latest news about Nicholas. He moved into Stephen's building some time ago and now he's living with a girl who just graduated from BU. Zach said that they've been dating some time now and according to rumours she's pregnant. According to Zach the girl is a bit wild which probably means that he hooked up with her while she lived in the same dorm with him. I really hope she makes Nicholas happy because he definitely deserves it.

The next day I told Kaitlyn the good news about Lilly moving in. She had some good news herself. She's been sending applications to all science labs nearby ever since we graduated but there haven't been any vacancies. Last week she got a call from none other than her idol Regan Fielding who said she needs a new assisting researcher in her lab and would like to interview Kaitlyn for the job.

"I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to jinx it but I got the job!" she said. This means she's going to start her doctorate studies as well. She already enrolled and I don't envy the amount of work she'll have to do. It's something she's wanted ever since she was in high school though so I'm happy that it's finally happening.

She started on her new job a few days ago and it's like she's won the lottery or something. Even if it means that she'll have to bury her nose into work even during her time off.

I'm not nearly as ambitious but I haven't buried my dream of opening my own dance studio some day. My job doesn't give me the opportunity to dance as much as I'd want but at least I have access to a practice hall. I also bought a ballet bar and had it installed into my bedroom so I can practice at home too.

I'm going to miss living with Kaitlyn though. I never thought we'd become such close friends because we're so different but somehow we just click. It's only been a couple of years but this still feels like the end of an era.

  • Title reference: I write sins not tragedies by Panic! At The Disco.
  • I figured it's about time for Kaitlyn and Stephen to start living together. I'm going to move Lilly in at some point but I need to figure out how to do the uni updates before I do that. As said, Kaitlyn started working on her doctorate in science, she should get the degree after 4 years if she's done everything that's required.
  • Eve's ex Nicholas (a playable NPC) had the want to get engaged to Astrid Moseley (a dormie) so I made him propose and she accepted. I moved the girl in with him and they tried for a baby immediately. I've updated the playable NPCs page with a new picture of the Moseley-Thayer household.


  1. Another great read to accompany my morning coffee! It will be interesting to see how things work out in a tiny place for Kaitlyn and Stephen, and how Lilly and Eve are going to get along once they share the apartment.

    1. Wow, I'm blushing here. Thanks for your kind words.

      I think it's going to be a real test for Kaitlyn and Stephen's relationship to live together in that tiny apartment. I think if they didn't start living together they would never see each other since they both work hard and now Kaitlyn's back to studying as well.

      Lilly and Eve haven't been friends for a very long time but they get along pretty well so hopefully it'll all be fine.

      Thanks for your comment. :)

  2. When I had some students living in the regular hood, I just scheduled my regular college campus updates as normal and then stuck my in-hood sims wherever I felt like it. I thought it would bother me but it was fine. I actually enjoyed the change!

    I'm glad Kaitlyn moving out isn't going to leave Eve in a tight spot, now that Lilly is moving in. That worked out well for everyone, didn't it? Kaitlyn and Stephen seem to be going well, so moving in is obviously the next step.

    Gabriel is pretty cute and I can see why Eve likes him! Taking it slow is a good move though, given her track record - which I'd forgotten all about, lol!

    1. I think I'll do something similar with Lilly. She'll live in the dorm for the next uni update so I'll have time to think about it.

      I thought Kaitlyn's the kind of person that wouldn't leave Eve in trouble especially since they've become such close friends. I'm really looking forward to playing Lilly and Eve together.

      It's easy to forget about Eve's track record because honestly I think some sims in Wellington have it much worse than her, lol!

      Thanks for your comment. :)

  3. I need to go over your last updates, I don't remember the affair! O_0 i do hope she opens her own studio, that would be fun to play as a business lot.

    1. The affair... well, I think it's bigger in Eve's head than in reality. She and Jack (Robinson) made out once and that's it. But it had a huge impact on her because she definitely doesn't want to be a homewrecker.

      I hope Eve is able to open the studio someday. It doesn't seem too realistic now but I'm still hoping.

      Thanks for your comment. :)