OH dear readers .. we are sooooo close now. Only one more suitor to be introduced and then that BIG vote! I am excited to get to the actual challenge. Stay tuned!
The old fire station has always been one of Rose’s favorite buildings in Windenburg. She has always been curious about what the inside looks like and today she will find out.
She was here to meet Darren Childs, the next suitor.
Darren plays baseball for the Windenburg Royals, a franchise team that the Laandgrabs had purchased from America 2 years ago. Baseball has had a slow start in this place but has steadily gained popularity thanks in large part to their “Royal boyz.”
Today finds Darren and his teammates concluding a shift as volunteer firefighters. The team is well known for their volunteerism. They feel it is important to give back to their community.
Darren explained their philanthropy, “this helps us feel connected to our community and truthfully we all enjoy it.”
Having a very benevolent Father, she was not unaccustomed to such thoughts. However, at the moment Rose struggled to focus in on what he was saying. NOT because she had no interest or understanding BUT because she was having an issue on where to rest her eyes. She was not accustomed to being in the presence of so many handsome shirtless men and she coudl feel the burn in her cheeks.
Darren gave her the nickel tour of the station and introduced her to the rest of the team. They were a great bunch of (shirtless) guys, each one big chested .. uh I mean big-hearted fellas.
Rose was especially interested in the fire engines. She related, “my dad was the one who donated these. I am certain he will be pleased with how well they are maintained.”
Darren was amused with Rose and her enthusiasm for the station. A Princess firefighter perhaps .. no!
“Would you like to see my favorite spot in the building?”
Yes, she affirmed, indeed she would like that.
Rose found herself perched on a small bit of the façade that graced the front of that magnificent old building. The view of her lovely Windenburg was breathtaking. You could see for miles from this vantage point. She could understand why this was Darren’s favorite spot.
“Makes you feel on top of the world, doesn’t it?” Rose smiled her agreement.
She did have to confess that she was feeling rather anxious up so high but she kept a white-knuckled grip on Darren, who seemed to have no difficulty with it at all.
Rose had agreed to arrive early so that she could go for a morning run with Darren. Soon they were off.
It was a perfect morning for it.
They jogged past a small fenced-in basketball court. He paused for a moment to reminisce, “This is where I played basketball as a kid. I spent many long happy summer days here.”
Rose had to confess that she had never played basketball in her life!
“What? Really?” He was incredulous. “Come on princess let me give you a few tips and pointers on the fine game of basketball! You have been missing out!”
Later that afternoon the team had practice. Coach had been adamant that he attend, despite his special visitor. “I am so sorry,” he began woefully. Rose not only understood but appreciated being committed and dedicated. She quickly dismissed his apology and said she would love to come and watch.
Although he feigned dismay he was secretly thrilled to have Princess Rose at his practice.
Although Darren was trying his hardest to impress, Rose does not seem to be paying much attention. Perhaps she is dreaming of the lovely frock that she will be wearing as Darren escorts her to the team gala hosted by the Laandgrabs this evening.
“We are all done and a bit early too! Quickly go get changed and let’s go visit that climbing wall I promised I would take you to if we had time.”
Apparently, she is a baseball fan.. a flirty baseball fan. Honey you had best move on cause it seems Darren has eyes for only one!
Wow this was some swanky joint. The boys stepped off the elevator with their mouths gaping open … looking like cod fish.
“The Laandgrabs really know how to throw a shindig.” One of the teammates said to no one in particular. With all this swag you knew someone was going to embarrass themselves tonight.
Rose White was just stunning in her beautiful gown. She looked every bit of being a royal Princess. Darren was thrilled to be her escort and had to keep himself from gloating over it.
This time it was the boyz who had trouble finding the proper place to rest their eyes.
The menu was so strange. “No burgers,” one of the Royal boyz whispered, “what weird stuff rich folks eat.”
They did the best they could and made their choices. None had any idea what exactly they had ordered.
While they waited for the food to arrive Darren and Rose took a quiet moment together to look over the city and get to know each other better. Was it the city lights or the angel that stood near him? He was not sure but something had him breathless!
Hmmm … interesting.
Darren stared woefully at his plate. He leaned over and whispered, “Princess, I am starving! do you want to go get some real food?”
Rose, who had attempted a bite of her strange egg, was quite agreeable to his suggestion.
“Well let’s make a run for it then,” he whispered with a soft chuckle.
Well, the atmosphere was not “uptown” but the food sure was delicious.
Careful Rose! You do not want to stain your beautiful gown!
“The night is still young, princess, would you care to accompany me to that little Cantina for a nightcap?” Darren gestured towards a little old dilapidated building that stood next door.
Although she was at first a bit alarmed at the appearance of the building, but then Rose thought to herself, this certainly has been a day of odd adventure so why not end with one.
“I would love to, ” she replied.
(OHHH NOT another flirty fan! OBNOXIOUS!)
“Thank you for a day to remember dear Rose.”
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Thank you to the builders, sim creators, pose makers and cc makers! Without you all I would have no story!
(I cannot tell you how impressive this is in game!)