Huffman Legacy 1.24 – How do you say: I like you?

It wasn’t a date. Sam knew that. But it kind of felt a bit like one. Sam invited Kystra to see a movie with everyone. One of those adventure stories with llama man running around rescuing everyone.

It was impossible to talk during the movie, and Sam found himself near the middle of the group, two seats away from Kryta. Perhaps next time he shouldn’t invite the boys. Afterwards Sam invited her for dinner. His mom was making cheese omelets. He invited the guys, but this time they took the hint and declined.

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“So what do you think the next book club book should be about?” Krysta asked.

“I’m not sure, actually. Maybe something a little less fantastical? It wouldn’t do to only have vampire stories. Some people prefer real life. Maybe something with pirates?”

“Have you read F.I.S.H.? I hear it’s really popular, about a guy who works as a secret agent, I think. And it’s all about him trying to do his job and hide it from his family.”

“That sounds good.”

Despite Sam’s hopes. Dinner was as far as they got. He wondered how others did the whole dating thing? How do you let a girl know you’re interested in her?


*****


His mom invited Karen over for dinner the next week. It was just her and her father in that big house and when Chana learned that, she insisted she come over for dinner some night.

karen-face

Sam was surprised to see her, but he was starving after his workout and she wasn’t nearly as annoying as he remembered her from childhood.

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Back then, Karen had always known the answers to everything. And she hadn’t been much fun to play with if he remembered. When they played pirates and other games, she always wanted to be the captain. Her mom said it was because she was an only child so she hand’t had to share much.

Thinking back, he’d heard more from others that she was mean and he’d avoided her. Maybe she’d just been really lonely. She hadn’t had that many friends.

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She didn’t seem mean now, either. They were both reading FISH and Karen agreed it would be the perfect next story for book club. It had just the right level of tension between family life and undercover problem solving.
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Karen wasn’t so bad, he thought after she’d left. She might have been a brat as a kid, but she’d mellowed out. However his thought quickly turned to a different dark-haired beauty.

He figured he should just tell her how he felt. That way there’d be no guessing or confusion. Just say it out loud.

“Kyrsta, I like you,” he practiced. “And I think we should date.” Was that too forceful?Too direct. “Would you like to a watch a movie, this time just the two of us?” That was better. Maybe ask first and then tell her his feeling after the movie.

He wondered what was showing at the theater now.

“Hey, turn off the light in here, will you?” Izzy growled heading for bed. “The light gets through the cracks in the door and shines in my eyes.” 03-25-16_6-07-19 PM

Sam looked at the time. How did it get so late. He jumped up and headed off to bed. Eventually, he fell asleep.


*****


Sam looked down at his ringing phone, he was about to go for a run, but…it was Reuben? What would he want? Sam wasn’t scheduled to work today.

“Hello?”

“Sam! Great news! You know Krysta?” Reuban’s voice was suffused with excitement and he didn’t wait to hear from Sam. “Well, we’ve been dating these past few months now, and today…she said yes!”

Sam’s heart froze. Why hadn’t either of them said anything before?

“That’s great,” he said instead, swallowing back the lump that appeared in his throat. “When’s the date?”

“Next week! Her folks are paying and we’re doing the whole thing on Paradise Island.”

“Wow, that…really great.” Reuban kept talking about the locale and their plans and of Krysta, but Sam wasn’t listening.

Krysta. His heart couldn’t be breaking, could it? He wasn’t even sure he like-liked her. They’d only flirted, or perhaps he’d flirted and she’d just put up with him? Watcher, he hoped not. Had he really been that unaware?

“Look, sorry Reuban,” he interrupted, “I was just heading out…”

“Oh yeah, sorry. I’ve gotta call the others. See you at the gym?”

“Sure.”

Sam in his gym clothes on the lot, he is frowning.

Sam hung out and headed outside into the bright sunshine. It was a gorgeous day, but his heart was clouded.

The day couldn’t possibly get any worse, could it?

Two hands on the grass (they are Arturo's)


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Author’s Note: This is coming late (already posted the story) so I’m adding this on the update. I didn’t really want to take away from the drama of that last image by adding words down here, but I decided I needed to share some thoughts. First off – this is what happened in game, I didn’t just add drama to the story – but it happened so fast, I didn’t really have the screenshots to pull it off well and chose not to go back to take them. Perhaps I will in the future. Secondly, I completely forgot to link to Jes2G’s amazing story F.I.S.H. which you should probably read – Sam is loving it. So check it out.

34 comments

  1. Whoa! So much!!

    1. They’re reading F.I.S.H.?? HA! How exciting. :-p I hope they like it.
    2. I actually said—aloud—“WHAT??” at Krysta’s news. That darn MCCC! I learned that lesson the hard way too. You gotta flag the ones you may be interested in so they won’t get snatched up because it WILL snatch up ALL your single Sims eventually lol. Dag. That really sucks! I thought they were cute together. Guess he’ll have to see what Karen is about now, huh?
    3. Arturo!! (nice pic, btw)

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      • Yeah. I’m still playing with the Pruetts for fun, and there were so few eligible partners, I had to move in some CAS Sims for Benjamin, Adrian, and Maya to meet. Benjamin and Adrian met these two ladies and things were going really really well all on their own! Woot! Next day? “So-in-so has married so-in-so” And I’m like, “WHAT?! They just got here!!!” lol I had to change my settings a bit to prevent so many marriages (and babies) so often. And…flag the people I’d like the opportunity to get to know!

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        • I know I’m running pregnancies and marriages only two days a week, but yeah, if this happens again I’ll have to make it once a week! Luckily Karen was keeping herself away from the dating pool somehow, although she’s got a couple guys she sedated, but she is always showing up. I figured as much as I don’t like her, she’s going to try her hardest to convince us she should be a part of this family.

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    • Heh, looks like the MC mod for TS4 is as ruthless as Nraas SP for TS3 if you don’t go to the trouble of really getting into the nitty gritty of customizing settings. Before I’d really learned how to optimize my Story Progression settings, the darn thing wouldn’t leave a single Sim in town, it was hellbent on making sure every single person was hooked up and spitting out nooboos left and right. I have several households in some of my current games I have in a “pool” that is exempt from SP’s shenanigans altogether!

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      • Heh – yeah – although I’m catching on. The other day I managed to mark a sim as single so I could woo her properly. Surprisingly Karen was left single for weeks (even with two minor romantic partner (I checked)) …while Krysta was snapped up in less than 24 hours.

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  2. So, this is why I said, “Legacies! Never again!” But then all the rest of it is why I say, “When can I start my next legacy?” Poor Sam, too. Krysta? Wow! What a shock! Because I tend towards clueless and socially awkward, I always like the direct approach. Then I can say, “Oh! Wait. Sorry. I’m not available.” Otherwise, who knows? Clueless!

    And how awesome that so many Sims have started Book Clubs! I love it! 🙂

    (I’m sort of in denial about the last screenshot. But hang on… let me find my manners. My sympathy to you, Ch4na, and the kids. Big hugs.)

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    • Aren’t we all! Yeah – the loss hurts, but I feel like it’s the only way we can move forward. On the plus side – I can so see me using Arty again in other stories.

      Krysta was a surprise, they were pink and everything, but nope – she ran off with his friend. AND was even pregnant. Sigh.

      I figure Sam was talking himself into the direct approach – but it took him too long. We’ll have to see if he learns from that.

      I figure I need some excuse for the club meetings, and who doesn’t want to read simlit!??

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    • Ooh – that’s a thought…hmmmmm Dr. Who. I’ll have to think on Arturo. I never expected to like him as much as a I did. I’ll probably have to pull him out of the gallery from time to time and use him so he can live on. I’m glad he was so loved.

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        • Haha! Well there is quite a bit of Arturo in Sam? Otherwise let me know who you fall for and I’ll see what parts of Arturo are in them.

          Oh and although we won’t see Izzy for a while, I have some interesting ideas for her.

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  3. Nooooo!!!! Arturo??? I know it has to be but I’m just so sad to see you go you spunky somewhat awkward founder. You’ve started a great thing here and your legacy will carry on.

    As for Krysta!!! Darn it that really sucks. I like her more than Karen. Especially with that somewhat possessive look she gave a few chapters back when Sam was just talking to Krysta! Dang it !

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    • Oh – I really adored Krysta too. Both Sam and I were heartbroken when it all went sideways, and then more sideways with Arturo. I wish he could have stayed around longer…like forever. A least ghosts aren’t culled so easily these days. But it’s not the same.

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