2.05 – All in

Chapter tune: Led Zeppelin – Whole lotta love

“This poker thing is hard… I have no idea what to do! Do I raise? Do I call?” Skye asked, looking confused.

“Well, for starters, do not ask your opponent for help, that is always a bad idea” Jesse smiled.

“But you said you’d… you know what, forget it, I don’t need your help!”

Jesse was watching Skye closely. He tried to understand her reactions and facial expressions in order to figure out her hand – and because he loved looking at it. He was determined to win this game because, first of all, he loved to win and second, being owed three favors from a beautiful – albeit difficult to handle – girl would definitely be a well-received development.

He was doing pretty good and Skye was starting to fume again. He though he saw a glance of disappointment in her eyes when the first three cards were revealed. He had an ace and there were two more on the table. Three aces, that’s a pretty solid hand, he thought. It would be hard for her to beat that.

After the fourth card was revealed, he went all in.

The last card on the deck – a three – gave Skye the victory. She had two “threes” on hand; it was a full house.

“I won! I can’t believe it! I won!”

“Oh come on!” Jesse yelled “that’s the lamest victory I’ve ever seen!! You didn’t stand a chance until that last card showed!! Why did you even call? That’s not the way to play!!”

“I don’t know about all this, but I won” Skye said with a wide grin “It’s not my fault you got confused by my awesome poker face. Now you owe me three favors pal, don’t forget it”

“Whatever…” Jesse scoffed.

“Well, it’s been amazingly satisfying taking your money and pride, but I really have to go” Skye smirked “I think this cold is really getting to me. But this was fun.”

“It really was, pokerface” Jesse smiled. “We should do it again… when you won’t have beginner’s luck anymore”

“I’m gonna pretend I didn’t hear that” Skye said playfully “Goodnight ex-jerk!”

The following evening the scenery had changed dramatically. Even though the weather was calm and cool the day before, tonight was freezing and the snow had started covering the streets. Skye was feeling sick, so she headed to her local pharmacy to get some medicine.

On her way home, she spotted a familiar figure getting kicked out of a seedy looking club.

“Jesse? Are you ok? What happened to you?”

“What? Oh… this. It’s nothing, just a misunderstanding. We were playing cards and those goons inside don’t know how to lose, that’s all. They accuse me of cheating just because they suck at playing!” he yelled, as if the “goons” inside would listen.

“If you say so…” she smiled “But… did they take your jacket too? It’s snowing and you’re in your t-shirt!”

“Awww shit, I forgot it inside. Well I can’t go back in there now. You know what, I’ve walked home like this before, on dares and stuff. I’ll do it again, it’s no big deal.”

“What is it with you and dares?” Skye exclaimed “There is no way I’m letting you walk all the way home like that. The weather’s crazy and besides, your wounds need some fixing. Come on, I live by the end of that street, you can stay at my place tonight. You won’t regret it, I have the world’s most comfortable couch.”

“…There’s really no need…”

“Come on pal, it’s freezing and I have a cold! I won’t take no for an answer, get moving!”

“Ok ok! …thanks” Jesse smiled “I’m sorry you’re sick… but I kinda picked up on that, your nose is very red” he teased her.

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“So is yours” she teased back “Come on, let’s move.”

When they arrived at Skye’s place, a rough female voice with an undefined accent was heard.

“Hey! Hey you, blondie! You still owe me a month’s rent! And I’ve sweeped all the snow from outside the building, this is going into your bill too, just so you know!…”

“Hi Mrs White, nice to see you too… I pay you every other month, did you forget our deal?”

Mrs White pretended she did not just get epically corrected, and came closer to inspect Jesse.

“…Who’s that? Is he a homeless person? A junkie?! I don’t want no junkies in my building!”

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“Relax Mrs White, he’s just a friend”

“A friend, huh? I knew you were one of those girls that bring strange men inside their apartments! You know, I was a good looking gal like you in my day, but I would never embarass myself and my family like this! I showed respect! Didn’t your parents teach you that? Don’t you have a father? If I knew him, I’d tell him to smack some sense into you!”

“Good luck with that, bitch” Skye whisprered, and made her way inside the building, while her landlady carried on with her nagging.

“Whoa, that woman has some serious issues” Jesse said “I hope I didn’t cause you any trouble”

“Don’t sweat it, she always finds reasons to be unhappy with everything, but it’s not my problem. If I could, I’d give her a piece of my mind. I just put up with her cause the rent here is really cheap” Skye replied, but it was apparent that the incident irritated her more than she’d like to admit.

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“Cool place” Jesse said when they got inside “A little run down but I love the vibe”

“You should tell that to Mrs White, it would make her happy if she was a normal human being” Skye smiled “Almost everything came with the apartment. I rent my places furnished” …Cause you always leave, she thought to herself.

“I’m going to get some stuff to fix you up” Skye said, and she promptly proceeded to cleaning Jesse’s wounds.

“Thanks… I can tell you’ve done this before” Jesse said after she finished “were you a nurse or something before you became a singer?”

“Nah, I just had some practice I guess”

“Boxer ex-boyfriend who was really bad at his job?” he joked.

“No… my mom.”

“Oh… I’m sorry…. I hope she’s ok now.”

“Well, to be completely honest, I don’t really care. So, how are you feeling?” Skye changed the subject, not without Jesse noticing.

“I’m fine Skye, really… it’s you who should get some rest. You’re sick and yet you’re taking care of me. Sorry about that.”

“It’s ok, I’m not that sick Jesse, it’s just a cold.” she smiled.

They talked some more. Skye told Jesse that her dream was actually not to sing, but to paint – it was also how she got to know Vito. She was looking for an agent to get her a couple of shows in a gallery, while he was looking for a singer. And since she needed the money and had a nice voice, she took the job. But she didn’t love it.

“I don’t like the exposure” she said.

“Why? I’d never peg you for the shy type”

“I’m not, I’m just not very fond of big crowds. They scare me a little, you know. I can never tell who’s hiding inside. But fortunately your band doesn’t attract big crowds” she laughed.

“Yet. You’ll see” Jesse smiled “I hope you’ll stick around for it. You know, you’re a very cool person. I never thought I’d ever be friends with a girl. Especially you, for that matter”

“I know I’m cool, it’s you who didn’t see it” Skye smiled “but thanks. I like you too, that being a surprise for me too, if you must know… So, I’m gonna take a shower and then go to bed, my head is starting to feel really funny. I’ll make the couch for you, is it ok? Do you want me to leave you some towels too?”

“Sure, thanks” Jesse replied.

As Skye got up from the couch, she felt lightheaded and lost her balance. Her cold was getting worse at that late hour. She almost fell on top of Jesse, who immediately grabbed her.

As soon as their faces touched, Jesse’s heart started racing, and he felt the blood in his veins rushing through his entire body.

“You’re burning up…” he muttered.

“Your lip has started bleeding again” she whispered.

Their faces came even closer. Maybe it was because he wasn’t allowed to pursue her, but he realized that he had never wanted a girl so bad in his life. As her lips were in touching distance of his, he wanted to kiss them more than anything. But Vito came into his mind at the very last moment. He scooted aside.

“Are you ok?” he asked her.

“Yeah… I just felt a little dizzy. I’d better go take that shower, it might make me feel better…”

“Call me if you need anything. And, Skye… about before…”

“No, we’re working together… it would be a mistake. You were right to stop it” she said.

Jesse was not so sure himself. He felt his heart flutter and a numbness in his gut that he had never experienced before. Fuck… what is happening to me, he thought.

A little later, he heard Skye calling him in her bedroom.

“Hey” she said “I’ve taken out some clean sheets and towels for you, I’ve put them right there”

“Thank you. Are you feeling better now?” he asked. When she called his name, he was worried for a moment that something had happened to her. Tonight, she seemed so fragile in his eyes.

“I’m feeling a lot better now, thanks… I’ve left you plenty of hot water if you wanna take a shower too. So… goodnight” she smiled.

But Jesse wouldn’t move. All he could think about was kissing her. But he couldn’t do it. Vito would leave them, the other guys would be mad at him, he’d be forced to steal his dad’s award that would mean the end of him… he couldn’t do it, he repeated that to himself again and again. But he wanted it more than anything.

“Is it something you want?” Skye interrupted his thoughts “You’ve been staring at me for a while”

“Fuck it” he whispered and brushed his hand against her face.

“Jesse… we can’t… it would be a mistake”

“I know… but I want it… shit, I want you so bad” he groaned.

It was a game he was doomed to lose right from the start, he knew that now.

But tonight, he decided that he would go all in.

PS: Thank you so much Amy for the link to that awesome roller hair! The beauty that is Mrs White could never be complete without your help, lol!! πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much! ❀

33 thoughts on “2.05 – All in

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  1. Oh dear… well, he’s really gone and done it now, hasn’t he. It can’t end well. It was a really sweet chapter, though. They’ve got great chemistry πŸ™‚

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  2. So that’s what you needed the rollers for! Uh, that woman doesn’t seem nice.. In fact, she seems really nasty. I feel for Skye that she has to deal with her!
    Hmm, I really wonder when Skye will ask for the favors from Jesse. So far it’s she endlessly doing him favors and without a deal- pretending to be his girlfriend, then letting him stay the night and cleaning his wounds… She really cares about him and I agree with Louise that there’s a great chemistry between those two. And it seems that unless someone spoils it like with Mortimer and Cala, the inevitable we’ve been waiting for for so long has finally arrived. It is bound to cause some serious trouble, though. Funny, Jesse really can’t resist any girl!

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    1. Oh she’s a nasty woman alright!! Lol, that’s what I needed them for, I just had this image of her… I’m very happy with how she came out, haha!
      Good point on the favors thing..! Skye might pretend she’s tough, but she’s a softie alright. She wants to help those in need and currently Jesse seems to be constantly in need, lol.
      Vito knew this would happen and that’s why he made him take that bet, but it seems it wasn’t enough for Jesse!
      I’m teally glad to know they have chemistry, I was really struggling with that at first! πŸ˜€

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  3. Oh man Jesse, I hope this doesn’t cause trouble… I really do like him and Skye together though! In time, I think he could grow to care for her as much as she does for him. Skye’s past seems troubled…. Will we find out more?

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    1. Hmmm… there’s trouble brewing, that’s for sure! But maybe not the kind of trouble you’d expect πŸ˜‰ Thank you, I really like them together too! πŸ™‚
      Of course there will be more on Skye’s past, maybe not all at once, but she definitely has a story to tell πŸ˜‰

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  4. Hey, maybe no one will find out. You never know. I mean, I’m pretty sure they will, but still xD
    Jesse really does want her to be kissing with how sore his face must be xD and her lil red nose too! So cute!
    I wonder why Skye doesn’t care about her mother, what happened there… hmmm.

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    1. Hmmm… you might just be right about that πŸ˜‰
      I loved Skye’s little red nose too, lol! She has some history with her mom – and other people from the past, but everything will reveal later on πŸ˜‰
      Thank you for reading and commenting! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  5. Woot! I just binge read this. Don’t know how I didn’t find this sooner. It’s awesome! Your sims are gorgeous! I was so thrilled Jesse was who you continued with. I nearly lost it when I thought Rose was dead. πŸ˜₯
    I totally love ❀️ Skye and ship them so much. Can’t wait to find out more of her story.

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    1. Oh my, thank you so much!! πŸ˜„ I’m so happy you liked it, your comment made my day! ❀
      Well, I could never let Rose die, not like this! She's my all time favorite, lol πŸ™‚
      I'm so glad you ship Skye and Jesse, I do too! And there will be more on Skye's story, I can tell you that! πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  6. Oh my…
    I actually really like Skye and Jesse together. When he’s not being a jerk, his interactions with her are sweet and natural, Skye brings out the decent side of him. But man, if someone finds out this happened, there is going to be loads of trouble!
    I do wonder what happened with Skye and her mom. And what about her father?
    Nice chapter πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜„
      Yep, there will be so much trouble if someone finds out… but maybe nobody will yet! πŸ˜‰
      I’m glad you like them together, I like them too πŸ™‚ ❀
      Skye did not have a happy childhood, that's for sure. But you'll find about it soon πŸ˜‰

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  7. Yay, I’m glad I could help! πŸ™‚ ❀ Though that landlady isn't the nicest XD
    Aww, Skye really is so pretty! I get what Jesse means about her seeming fragile, since she wasn't feeling well she seemed a lot more meek than her normal cool self, though she's already shown before that she likes to help out. When Jesse isn't being… well, Jesse, lol he's actually pretty nice – though he can't appear to follow the rules, haha. They seem to have a forbidden romance going on now, I just hope they won't have to face the repercussions soon. I'm interested in seeing more of Skye's backstory as there seems to be some issues within her family. Great chapter! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜„
      Skye is a cutie, I really like her too ❀ Jesse and rules and sworn enemies, haha!! Hmmm, maybe they won't have to face the repercussions, but things might get more complicated because of this. But you'll see! πŸ˜‰
      Skye's family is full of issues, you will learn all about it, but a little later along the way πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. Jesse has finally met his match, and fund a girl that won’t be fooled by his BS. But I can see that this won’t end well.
        Also, I forgot to mention that I love Mrs. White. Wait, let me correct that. I love to dislike Mrs White. She is the stereotype of white trash. She is rude, but how can you take her threats seriously when she can’t be bothered to take the cigarette out of her mouth?!

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        1. Yes!! You’re so spot on, and that’s why I named her Mrs White, lol!! As a character she won’t be a really important one, but I loved writing her and she’s definitely gonna make more appearances, lol! And what you said about her cigarette seriously cracked me up!! πŸ˜‚ ❀

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  8. Oooh, I think Jesse has genuinely fallen in love. They do have great chemistry together though, when he isn’t being a jerk. But I think she brings out the good side in him. If they’re found out by Vito or his band members, it won’t be good… Hopefully that doesn’t happen, but we’ve gotta have some drama!
    I wonder what happened to Skye’s parents? It seems like a fragile topic…
    Awesome chapter ❀

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ ❀ You are so right about her bringing out the best of him! But maybe she's able to bring out the worst too, lol! Nah, that sounded too dramatic, but they both still have a lot to figure out. Hopefully they won't get caught by the others just yet, but maybe that will cause even more problems πŸ˜‰ You gotta have some drama, you're right!
      And Skye's past is really a fragile topic, I can't wait to write about it, but unfortunately it will happen a little later on! She definitely did not have a great childhood though..!

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      1. You’re lucky to work on a new chapter. I am in the background looking after houses so I am not really into my story now since I reinstalled all my cc.

        Ha I couldn’t expect something else for both ,Jesse broke the promisses , he didn’t think of the consequences , Jared will be angry if his has to sell his rewards (sorry I call the stars like that) to Vito.

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        1. Oh, it’s not the stars since Jared gave those back, it’s the first award he ever received (I have no idea what this could be though, lol)! Jesse is a daredevil, so he often disregards the consequences… dumb boy, lol!

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          1. If you are stuck on a thing, (I did with ATOM ahah I was confused by this thing I make) it’s let the story tells you what the first reward of Jared is.
            Jesse is a dumb daredevil boy Indeed !!

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