3.02 – A timely encounter

Chapter tune: Darlene Love – (Today I met) The boy I’m gonna marry

“Charlie… I… I’m not feeling so well.”

With that sentence, Raina stood up from her stool and sprinted towards the restroom. Except she had no idea where the restroom was and found herself near the bar exit.

“Shit” was all Charlie had time to say before she started chasing after her. If Raina was clumsy when sober, she was ten times more when drunk. Charlie glanced at the bar for a second, but Zach was nowhere to be found. She grabbed her cousin tightly. “Come one girl, let’s get you outside.”

Charlie carefully sat Raina on a bench near the bar exit.

Shit… How could she be so drunk all of a sudden? She didn’t have that much to drink. Unless…

“Hey sweetheart…. look at me. Did you eat anything before we went out? Anything at all?”

“Nooope… Gooorsh, I’m not drinking ever again!”


“Sorry..! I tooot’lly forgot it! Arrr’ you mad? Phlease don’t be mad Charlie, I love you!”

“I’m not mad girl, but I wouldn’t have let you drink so much if I knew… Well. I have to get you something to eat now. But I can’t leave you here all by yourself. Shit.”

“I’m fiiiine!” Raina said, and immediately proceeded to groan in discomfort. Thankfully she hadn’t reached the vomit stage, but she sure was close.

“Oh my god, is she alright?” a girl who was standing close came even closer.

She and her two girlfriends – all three of them, but especially her, very well dressed and put-together – had obviously just exited the bar. Charlie opened her mouth to say that this was none of her business, but the interesting part about that girl was that her face showed genuine concern, not the slightest sign of mockery or intent to pry.

“She needs something to eat. I think there’s a hot dog cart somewhere near, but I can’t leave her by herself.”

“Nooo…” Raina muttered “no hot dog! No Sam!”

Charlie made a hand gesture, as if to say don’t mind her to the girl.

“It’s okay, I can stay with her. Or I can go get that hot dog, whatever you think is best. My ride will not be here for another twenty or so minutes… Oliver – my boyfriend – just texted me he’s running late at the hospital – he’s a doctor; well, resident – and he called my brother to pick me up so that I don’t have to look for a cab. But he’ll be kind of late too; apparently there’s been some kind of accident and there’s traffic at this late hour” the girl rambled “You girls can go if you want, I’ll stay.” she added, turning to her girlfriends.

“Not boyfriend anymore though, fiancΓ©ee..! Goodnight love!” one of them said in a sing-along voice, as they we leaving.

Charlie studied her face a little. She couldn’t shake the impression that, besides seeming very sweet in a motherly sort of way, she also looked really familiar. Then it hit her. “…Allison?”

The girl jerked her head upwards in surprise. “Yes, that’s my name. But… how do you know?”

“Oh my god, Allison! It’s me Charlie, remember? From Starlight Shores?”

“Charlie?!” Allison was now almost squealing “Of course I remember you! How are you? And how is Raina?”

Charlie pointed her hand to show her cousin. “Really, that’s her? I should have guessed, she looks so cute! …oh my god, right!” Allison exclaimed “We should bring the poor thing something to eat. I’ll go. It’s towards that direction, right?”

“Yeah. You sure?”

“Of course!” Allison yelled, already walking.

“See?” Charlie said softly while stroking Raina’s hair “We met our old friend again and you are too drunk to even notice… next time, I’ll force feed you before we go out.”

“Sorry..! I just… I got distr… distrsac…”

“Shhhh, it’ okay… I understand babe, I understand.”

At that moment, Zach appeared. “Shit, I thought you had left, and I didn’t get a chance to give her my number!” he said, his voice hoarse; apparently he’d ran all the way outside as soon as he noticed Raina was not sitting at the bar anymore.

“Well easy now Romeo, she’s not very well – as you can clearly see. And I looked for you before we got out to let you know, but you were gone.”

Raina, seeing Zach, tried to pull herself together, with little success.

“Shit. Shit, shit! I was needed in the back for a while. I told her but I guess she was already out… shit, I didn’t realize… I was really careful not to give her too many…”

“I get it man, calm down. Geez. She just didn’t eat much before we left.”

Charlie looked at Zach. She had to give it to him, he looked awfully concerned, despite the fact that he probably witnessed this kind of scene more or less every night.

After Allison arrived, Raina half-heartedly ate half a hot dog and drank a bit of the bottled water she was given. She was already feeling better, so Charlie decided her cousin was sober enough for Zach to be allowed to keep her company alone, until Allison’s brother, Andrew, came to pick all three of them up; Allison had insisted on it.

Zach looked more than happy to be left alone with Raina at last. “I’m really glad to see you better.” he beamed at her.

“Th-thank you…” she smiled back.

“Wow… you have such a beautiful smile.” he tried to turn on the charm, but seeing Raina blushing and turning her gaze elsewhere, made him change the subject. “Sorry for passing you all those drinks… I feel like a total tool now.”

“Oh… no, no it’s not your fault. I just… it’s embarrassing really, but I forgot to eat before I left the house. I’m better now so y-you don’t… you don’t have to stay…”

“But what if I really want to stay?” he gave her another cheeky smile “Please don’t take this the wrong way, but from the first moment I saw you, I just… I couldn’t look away. And the moment I noticed you left the bar, I kept thinking what an idiot I was for not asking for your number in time. I wanted to see you again… as soon as possible. So… can I stay next to you for a while? Until you have to leave?”

“S-sure…I’d like that.”

Meanwhile, Charlie and Allison were more than happy to catch up until Andrew arrived. “…Wow, so you’re a kindergarden teacher? You know, I can totally see that!”

“Oh, yes. I love kids, always have. I hope me and Oliver – my fiancΓ© – have a bunch of them someday.”

“Oh right, your friends mentioned you’re engaged! Congratulations! So when is the wedding?”

“Ah well, it’s all so new. He just proposed last week so we haven’t had a chance to get started yet, but my guess would be in about a year or so. Everything has to be perfect!”

“Well I’m very happy for you.”

“You know, I’m so glad to see both of you again! Would you believe me if I told you I was thinking about the two of you just a couple of days ago? It seems so unreal to meet you after all those years! I know Andrew will be glad to see you too! You know what, we should meet up for a coffee soon. I’d love to catch up properly, with Raina too!”

“That would be awesome, girl. I’ll call you for sure.”


That moment, a tall, dark haired man crossed the street. He looked all grown up, but his intense, icy stare and serious expression were exactly the same he permanently had as a kid. There was no doubt about it. Andrew.

“Hi. Sorry I’m late.”

A/N: Hey guys! πŸ˜€ This chapter is on the short (and a bit boring) side I’m afraid – sorry! – but hey, at least it’s not too late this time! πŸ˜‰ Honestly, I’m having so much fun with this generation (even though nothing particularly interesting has happened yet), that so far it’s been a blast taking pictures and writing; so the next chapter won’t take long to get posted! πŸ™‚ And I had promised we’d see the siblings again, hadn’t I? πŸ˜‰ We’ll definitely see more of them in the future! Thank you so much for reading! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  1. Soo, is the song title a spoiler? I mean, she’s already met Andrew but… πŸ˜‰
    The siblings are back! Excited to see how it goes, and looking forward to see Charlie and Raina reuniting with Allison (and Andrew)!

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    1. Hehe, well I guess that remains to be seen! πŸ˜‰
      Yay, the siblings are back! πŸ˜€ I couldn’t keep them away from the story for too long πŸ™‚ And I’m excited to show more of them as chapters go by!
      Thank you for reading and commenting Jowita! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  2. Oh man, do I ever know how bad things can get when you eat on an empty (or near-empty) stomach. πŸ˜› Raina really is me…
    Oooh, it’s great to see Andrew and Allison all grown up. πŸ˜‰ He’s looking pretty good now. I’m excited to see when everyone catches up! πŸ™‚
    Great chapter. ❀

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    1. Oooh yes – also been there myself and it’s quite awful, lol! (In my case – a looong time ago though – it was so bad, that my friends were forced to call my parents to drag me home, lmaooo! – oh man πŸ˜‚)
      Andrew does look pretty good 😍 I’m really excited to write the next chapters and show the siblings more!
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  3. Andrew and Allison! Andrew!😍😍😍😍. And Bartender Zach! 😍😍😍😍

    I can’t get over how pretty Raina is. Even sick! She’s just gorgeous. So another gen of hotties! I’m all in for that! ❀️

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    1. Yeeessss!! Andrew and Zach are both πŸ”₯πŸ”₯😍😍
      And I also love how Raina looks! Those Skye/Jesse genes were just right, lol!
      Hey, I’m aaall in for hot looking sims too! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  4. don’t worry about some chapters of your story, some days are just boring than the other days even on the sims, and this chapter is not so boring at all, it just gaves us a lot of theories for the next. I agree with everybody Charlie and Raina became very awesome.

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    1. Hehe, indeed! I fear that it will go somewhat like this in the first few chapters, as there are some circumstances that need “building”. Well, I sure enjoy writing those chapters more anyway so that’s something, lol!
      Awww I’m so happy you like the girls! ❀ Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

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      1. You are welcome, me too I have sometimes nothing to say about my simself’s life because she told me anything , she does anything important, but these chapters are here to show the life of our sims can be totally normal, casual. They are not always in the action.
        You are welcome ; I hope to be back at sims 3 soon .

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        1. Yes, I love talking about my characters’ everyday life and, even though I know it will eventually lead them to something bigger, I worry whether it’s super boring lol!
          I hope you’ll manage to overcome your game issues soon! ❀

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          1. Yes thank you I am redorating my simself house because of the loss of the cc, a lot disappeared from it.
            haha It’s hard for me to speak of everybody but some of my sims I am chatty about.

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  5. Aha, they’re back! I’m still not totally sold on Zach… get some better pick up lines, my dude! You work in a bar for christ sake πŸ˜› Maybe Andrew will woo her instead (I can’t imagine Andrew wooing anyone, tbh, but maybe he’s changed now? From the looks of his expression, maybe not! he looks so disinterested. Still, nice of him to pick his sister up. And now these brackets are gettnig out of hand).

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    1. Muahahah, I couldn’t agree more! He needs to up his game for sure (considering neither Raina has much game tbh, lol)!
      Hmmm, you are so right. Maybe he’ll surprise us eventually? He doesn’t look too eager to woo anyone though.
      Thank you so much for your comment! (and sorry for my late reply) <3<3

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    1. Yes!! It’s finally time for things to start – slowly – rolling! Ah, Andrew is one of my favorites πŸ˜‰ ❀
      Thank you sooo much! ❀ And thank you for reading and commenting! πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh, you’re right! But after Sinbad, I will probably never deal with something like this again..!
      Fortunately Zach is nothing like that as you said! πŸ™‚
      Yes, they’re finally back! Ah, Andrew is my favorite one so far, he turned out so handsome 😍😍
      Thank you for reading and commenting! πŸ˜€

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  6. And I’m back! Whew, that chapter tune right off the bat made me apprehensive of where this was going to go, but excited nonetheless. I have to confess I was worried Zach had put something into Raina’s drink(s) but after seeing Charlie ask if she’s eaten, I’m glad to see that wasn’t the case. I still think something’s off about him though, maybe he’s being genuine, but he comes off as try-hard, hehe. Ahh! Andrew made an appearance much sooner than I thought he (and Allison) would. What a pleasant coincidence, running into Allison at the bar like that~ 😏 Andrew’s looking great, and he seems to be a good guy if he’s going out of his way to pick his sister up late at night. I’m looking forward to everyone’s catch-up. This was not a boring chapter at all! ❀ Sorry I'm so late!

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    1. Oooh Amy..! I’m so happy to see you here again! ❀ I am so, so sorry for my late reply!! I've been really out of it for the past days (weeks?) but I finally have some time on my hands! πŸ˜€
      Haha, nooooo, I'm not dealing with spiked drinks anymore – never again, lol! Haha, Zach is kind of awkward, isn't he? You'd think he'd be cooler working in a bar and all, but… nope :p
      Andrew ❀ I think he's my favorite sim to this day. He's a good guy deep down, buuuut… the man is seriously difficult, that's all I'm gonna say πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and again, I'm really sorry for my late reply! ❀ ❀

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  7. I thought at first that Zach must have put something in Raina’s drink, but I’m glad that it was just her stomach being empty. Boy, his pickup lines are quite the cringe though πŸ˜‚ Although he seems to be fairly decent and well-meaning, he also doesn’t seem to have natural charm and is trying a tad too hard, lmao.

    Yay, it’s awesome to see Allison and Andrew back in the story. I’m glad that Allison appears to be happy with her new fiance and more comfortable in her own skin now, without Edith looming over her, I assume. It’s very fitting for her to be a kindergarten teacher. And dayummm, Andrew all grown up πŸ‘€ Excited to see how their reunion will play into the future of the story!

    Not at all boring chapter πŸ₯°

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    1. Hah yes, one would think Zach would be so smooth, being a bartender and all, but nope. I had so much fun writing him, being perhaps the only bartender in history who can’t flirt to save his life, lmao XD He’s not a bad guy though, I can tell you that! πŸ™‚
      Yesss, I couldn’t wait to make the siblings appear again! You are right about Allison, she’s in very good place right now. Although Edith’s presence will always be felt by both of them, poor kids!
      Andrew is so hot indeed ❀ I was feeling so proud when I made him, lol! And I am so excited to see your thoughts on Raina and him reuniting!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! ❀

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