What were the Sim Gods/Goddesses thinking??
Clearly, they had misunderstood something: Winter isn’t supposed to begin in November already!!
(I’m so sorry, Bimlico )
But Matthew didn’t mind. Winter had come, and that was an excuse to eat a little bit extra – you know, to keep the cold out
Despite this sudden onset of winter, the following morning went by like most other days at the Parker home:
Ofelia was up early to practice her martial arts. Matthew slept in. The girls went off to school and work.
Hours later, Matthew got up and did whatever pleased him!
Aaah, the perks of being retired
An afternoon with the girls
Ofelia obliged, but said they were not quite done playing in the snow yet!
Selma was happy with herself. She had tricked her friends into going with her to check out university guys, without them even knowing that that’s what they were doing!
But first: More fun in the snow!
Selma couldn’t deny that although she felt like she was sooo ready to leave high school, a good old snowball fight was still super fun!
Of course, Seth came out to join. He doesn’t give up so easily
When the girls arrived at the Ping-Pong Café later, Amy stopped the girls almost as soon as they got in the door:
You guys… I know we could all use a hot chocolate right now, my hands are freezing after that snowball fight, but… I really have to tell you something first…. You’re my best friends, and I feel like I can tell you everything, so here goes: I’m pretty sure I’m into girls. I’m gay.
Time seemed to stand still for a second and all girls stood staring into space.
Of course, Ofelia was the one to break the silence with a huge grin:
Did you hear it, Selma?? Amy likes girls! More uni guys just for you then! That’s so cool of you to tell us Amy, come here!! No touching, hehehe!
Thankfully, the many years of friendship have made Amy exceptionally tolerant of Ofelia’s humour
Selma was still a little shocked by the news
Amy forgot everything about hot chocolate – the love from her friends had warmed her up, so she went straight for one of the ping-pong tables.
Ofelia couldn’t resist teasing the poor Selma.
Selma: WHAT??? WHY haven’t you told me??? I can’t believe you, Ofi… You’re supposed to be my best friend!!
Selma: Okay, okay… Tell me who it was!!
Selma’s great idea
Selma spent the next few days being sad that Ofelia had had her first kiss before Selma had even held the hand of a boy
But on Saturday morning, she woke up with renewed energy!
After a healthy breakfast (and pointing out how unhealthy Celia‘s was), Selma got ready and started calling everyone she knew!
If she had learnt something from the other day, it was that her friends just weren’t as mature as herself yet ( Selma’s words, not mine).
So she decided to show herself from her best, most generous and caring side, and organise a day of fun for her friends.
All the teens met up by the lake, which was completely frozen and surrounded by beautiful snow!
Since the Beer Garden is closed for the winter, Violet Periwinkle has a little snack stand that she moves around.
Billy was the first on the ice – a total natural!
Good call, Molly! Butter attracted a lot of the teens – most importantly: Seth!! (Molly has a major crush!)
Molly wasn’t really sure how to get Seth’s attention, though… She tried making a snow angel right next to him…
Marcie: .oO(Dude, that’s just desperate. He’s not even looking!)
Etienne and Miles have also become great friends. They share a love of comic books.
Come on, Molly!! How about building one together??
Daria and Billy didn’t either. They had so much to discuss! Etienne noticed this as well…
I don’t know if Etienne feels protective of Daria or jealous of Billy, but he went and stood reaaally close to them!
Finally, Ofelia had enough of the snowball fighting. She felt hungry! Seth took the opportunity to approach her….
But I guess he hadn’t gathered that much courage
Uh-oh, maybe Silas got the same idea? He headed straight for Ofelia….
… but he was interrupted by Marcie (who is the twins’ cousin, by the way!).
Selma was struggling a bit with the ice skating. She almost lost her balance, and just when she regained it… Who was that young man approaching?!
Even though the afternoon sun made the otherwise lovely scene with the snow look pretty ghastly, Selma knew an opportunity when she saw one!
.oO(I’ll just casually sit down next to him with my food and strike up a conversation! )
But I guess she chickened out (like Seth did), because she didn’t order anything after all, and instead of joining the lovely young man, she sat down with Ofelia and Seth
(Yeah, look at those nerds in the background )
No!! I need to take matters into my own hands… Just one foot in front of the other!
Even Butter came to see what Selma would do
And just like that, she found herself standing right in front of the young guy, who was even cuter up close!
Selma introduced herself, and was relieved when the young guy got up from his seat and seemed interested to speak to her. Of course he is Malcolm – Miles’ and Marcie’s older brother, who studies at Bimlico University!
It seemed that Selma’s braveness inspired Seth and Ofelia. They both got up from their seats….
… but Seth went to join the snowball fight, and Ofelia… Well…. She was just being Ofelia!
(On the contrary, things seemed to be going great for Selma and Malcolm)
It’s funny how Ofelia is so interactive with most sims, but for some reason, just not when it comes to Seth – Even though they are still “romantic interests” and their relationship has improved some since their kiss and arguments Camp Windiwell….
Butter was trying to tell Molly that it was about time to go home
And Butter was right! It was getting dark, and all the teens were sleepy after a long day of playing in the snow.
Selma said goodbye to Malcolm (they built the igloo together ), and most of the sims went on their way home…
See who stayed behind on page 2!