[Welcome to Round 2 of the rebooted Dreams & Drama Neighborhood Rotation! I’m going to proceed as planned (for now) and check into every household before settling on one for a week. I’ll also try to squeeze in a club meeting if I can. Enjoy!]
“We should get a pet,” said Devan.
“Oh hell no,” said Aria. “Never gonna happen. Do you remember halfway through sophomore year at university when you ‘adopted’ that kitten? Poor thing did not enjoy living in your dorm room closet. Mama Walter was pissed when she had to replace all your clothes. And we do not have the money to replace a house full of pee-stained or claw-shredded things.”
“You’re no fun,” said Devan grumpily.
“Mmm-hmm,” said Aria proudly, “That’s right. Tell your friends.”
“Whatever, I’m going to make sure you get the smallest meatball.”
Aria just laughed and continued mixing their drinks for dinner.
“So are we going to finally talk about the other night?”
“What night? I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Devan tried to maintain an air of innocence, but Aria wasn’t having it. “Is this why you didn’t want to livestream our dinner tonight?”
“Listen Dev,” started Aria, “you know I love you to the ends of the Earth and would happily take a bullet for you. But the Sims Success Club could be a really good opportunity for us. Whatever this thing is with your crush on Lupita, you have to cut it out or you’re going to ruin things for both of us.”
“It’s not like I’m trying to be awkward with her,” said Devan. “Half the time, I don’t even know what’s coming out of my mouth. Her husband got so mad at that party.”
“His name is Ryan.”
“Yeah, I know… Ryan got so mad at me.”
“He had a right to, you’d been drooling over his wife since the second you met.”
Devan sighed deeply, then took a thoughtful sip of his drink.
“I know, I know… You think there’s any chance they’re non-monogamous?”
“I’m just saying…Fine! You’re right. I have a crush, I’m doing the most, I need to stop, blah blah blah. Do you think I should call Ryan to apologize?”
“Oh hell no,” said Aria. “Keep that caveman tendency to yourself. At our next club meeting, you should start a conversation with them both, and then apologize to her. Then leave it at that. Maybe keep you interactions with her to a minimum until you can start to see her as a person rather than–”
“Long legs, gorgeous eyes, and a smile that stops time?”
“Right, see her as a person. I’m on it. But hey, I have something positive to focus on in the mean time!”
“Today is the last day of you being solely responsible for the laundry! You better get on it girl if you’re going to finish before noon tomorrow. You’ve really let it pile up!”