Not too long ago, while in the midst of having one too many Plasma Janes, Delmarya Fier (Deli) met some guys at a bar. She thought they all thought she was a weirdo, but apparently she’d given one of them her number (which was curious because she didn’t recall that). He thought she was cute, asked to date her, and used an ellipsis six times in six sentences…
But Deli had a boyfriend, and this guy was…, so she told him, “Let’s just be friends…” The ellipsis she added didn’t mean let’s just be friends for now and see how things go or let’s just be friends except I actually want you to leave me alone. She meant, “Let’s just be friends.” Period. But because she didn’t have many friends, she was thrilled to hear his confession and wanted to connect with him stylistically, on a grammatical level. Or was she overthinking things?
Anyway, later, Deli ran into her sister Dysis’ boyfriend, Rashad, at home. Rashad was always around. Rashad spoke to Deli about delicious food, which was fascinating to her because her experience with food was very different from his, and about Dysis. By way of teasing, she asked him what he really thought of her sister.
He loved her sister. Period. Actually, he loved her sister! Rashad was intense, so he couldn’t help but exclaim his feelings.
To Rashad, respectful restraint was one exclamation mark at the end of a sentence instead of fifty. It was the best he could do because he really loved Dysis, which warmed Deli’s heart. She’d always liked Rashad, but she was also glad she no longer liked him like that. In her eyes, he was still handsome, just far too clingy and intense for her.
The three oldest girls at home: Dawn, Deli, and Dysis, or at least, Dawn and Dysis seemed to be in serious thinking-about-marriage and maybe-we-should-move-in-together relationships. They’d grown up. Dysis had graduated from college and now raided corporations while managing hedge funds.
She could move out at any moment. Dawn was in her final term at college and she could soon be “moving on with her life” as well. Belatedly, Deli realized that she herself had also already graduated from college and was at the top of her career as a “Master of Marine Affairs”, so she could easily leave too. But time was different for her. Their parents, especially their father, weren’t convinced that Deli had the “right” skills to live independently (or at least that was his excuse). Dawn and Dysis had them.
At the moment, neither Dawn nor Dysis were thinking about moving out.
The couples, Dawn & Antonio and Dysis & Rashad, squared off in the family room with a round of MySims Go. Dawn and Antonio began the race with a comfortable lead.
But Dysis was not to be defeated. Having learned a thing or a hundred things from the countless hours she put into improving her chess game, Dysis (and Rashad) made a comeback and won.
As soon as the four separated, one couple automatically came together and couldn’t recall who’d won and didn’t exactly care either.
After a brief bit of stargazing, the other couple also came together.
But is anyone actually getting married?
sims_YimiJanuary 5, 2022 at 5:07 pm
Oh, Deli. I don’t think the poor guy is going to notice you imitating his ellipsis; he’ll be too busy wallowing over your rejection.
The couples are still going strong, I see. No need to rush into marriage if they’re comfortable at the relationship level they have now, though I have to raise an eyebrow at still not moving out. Then again, they live in what is basically a palace. It would be hard for anyone to give that up, even for a home that’s amazing in its own right. If the relationship with parents is good, I’d probably want to stay in that nest for longer, too.
HaneulJanuary 6, 2022 at 12:36 am
Excellent observation! Outside of trying to find ways to score petty revenge points, people being rejected are unlikely to care about punctuation. Deli’s missing the big picture.
They’ve been young adults for a while now, so they can move out at any time. Their parents come from a patriarchal culture, though, so having children move out, especially before almost middle age or daughters before marriage, is a bit uncomfortable. That’s not to say it won’t happen, but there’s no desire to rush at all… especially as I won’t play them once they move out.