Boreal Springs

August 23, 2008

B.S.U. Campus – Round 18: ‘You Turn the Screws, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Anderson,B.S.U. Campus,Davis,O`Hanlon,Saunders,Summary — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 8:11 am

Elena and Fou-Lu kept somewhat to themselves for the first year, taking their relationship to the next level and finding the problems that came with such a thing. The more time that went by, the less convinced Elena was that Fou-Lu would do anything but slack off and just barely get by.

It was horrible to Elena, who was ambitious and fought tooth and nail to get what she wanted.

River and Zhou had also experienced the fun of college and being on their own, only they responded positively to the changes. They were nearing the end of their college careers, but no mentions of proposals or what would happen after they moved back to Boreal Springs occured.

It was easier to just live in the moment, especially with such drastically conflicting personalities.

Patrick, who had been getting action even before he stepped onto campus, was fond of women of all ages, though the older ones had their particular charm. Patrick and Katarina were of the same cloth and though distantly related, ignored that fact. One night stands paid no attention to that, it wasn’t like they were seeking a relationship or anything silly like that!

Poor Michael got stuck fixing everything that was broken and cleaning up after the messy couples. He kept mostly to himself, except during dinner and when Elena would come and talk to him about her problems with Fou-Lu. He wasn’t unhappy, in fact, he preferred to sit back and quietly observe. He wanted a family, yes, but watching the hormones fly around him like a dangerous game of darts better left unplayed, he was in no hurry to rush things.

Patrick didn’t really need to study anymore, all he had to do was charm his female professors. It was a perfect setup, as Patrick was too smart for college work. It bored him to death. But getting the attentions of women was always fun as they were always so different. They mostly all fell for the same lines, but getting them to the bed was the most challenging and fun part of all!

Zhou and River graduated with honors and Zhou asked her to come home with him. She obliged, not really needing a ring or a commitment, given how Zhou had always been the one ready to commit. River wasn’t sure if she was ready to get married, but she was sure that no matter how hard she tried to fight it, she was in love with Zhou.

By the end of their second year, Fou-Lu still hadn’t decided on a major, he hadn’t decided on anything. He was just chilling out and enjoying the ride. Elena couldn’t take it any longer, she couldn’t let her future be hampered by someone who simply didn’t care. And so she ended it.

“It’s just… I don’t think we’re at the same place, I mean,” Elena faltered, not really good at confrontations like this. “I thought a lot while I was grounded and I just don’t think that this relationship will aid either of us in the long run. I’m sorry, Fou-Lu, it isn’t that I don’t love you, I just have to think of my future.”

Fou-Lu was crushed. He and Elena had been together since they were fifteen. That had been years ago! If he had any idea this was going to happen, he would have at least made an effort. But Fou-Lu never had to make an effort to do things well, so he thought it would be okay.

His lack of response was enough for Elena. She walked away, the relationship over.


Mao edit: Poor Michael! I felt so bad for him, but wow. Look at him! He looks like a CAS sim… in fact, he looks like a sim from my other story, Knock it Down/Wings of Steel, Antony. Scary. Hopefully he finds a pretty lady to make reclusive babies with. :b I still say Sade and he would have made BEEOOOTIFUL babies. Cursed distant cousins thing!! I love Patrick, he’s so… Shang, but Shang 2.0, with an edge. Fou-Lu is hopeless and River and Zhou are together, woo!


  1. “It was a little weird to have to be in the same with car with your sister who is making out with someone you’ve known since childhood.” Poor Michael. I can only imagine xD OH GOD! Zhou! You’re making me love you as much as your father! Teaching birds to swear..oh good lord. And Pat, wtf? What happened to you? D: Your parents had NO influence on you whatsoever and sleeping with Kat? Geez…That’s your uncle’s brother’s unofficial woman and your grandma’s niece. xD Man, those Anderson women…but poor Fou-Lou. He just didn’t bother to see it coming. Poor thing.

    Poor Michael, indeed! It’s a lucky thing that with all the traumatic experiences he’s been forced to endure that he isn’t crazy by now, lol. Zhou is a riot, and Patrick has always had the workings of an evil genius womanizer, it seems. Fou-Lu needs to get his crap together!

    Comment by Elecy — August 23, 2008 @ 9:06 am

  2. :D Yay for River and Zhou!

    And poor Fou-Lu… his face in the last picture makes me want to go hug him. xD But better get your act together man.

    LOL, Fou-Lu will hopefully learn from this…

    Comment by Helen — August 23, 2008 @ 9:29 am

  3. Ahahaa! May Zhou’s swearing parrot spread its knowledge to the bird community. He has fufilled his duty to bring River and Zhou together, so fly freely you *beeping* parrot! :D

    LOL! …and so it was that all birds in Boreal Springs gave up their songs and replaced them with strings of swear words.

    Comment by Mohohon — August 23, 2008 @ 10:23 am

  4. I’m almost amazed Elena & Fou-Lu broke up, considering they’re both probably related to every other possible sim, not counting townies & what have you. P:

    We’ll see. But I wouldn’t keep two sims together just because of that, either.

    Comment by Koko — August 23, 2008 @ 11:10 am

  5. That picture of Patrick and Katarina made me laugh out loud. Silly romance sims.

    I also liked the picture of Michael fixing the computer. It was just like the one of Gordon back in college hacking his grades.

    As for Sade and Michael, come onnnnn.. They’re only second cousins once removed. Of course, they are second cousins once removed in two ways, but still, beautiful genetics cannot be denied!

    I know! When I took it, I thought, “this looks vaguely familiar”… and sure enough, here’s Gordon doing the same! The pictures are identical. And I know, I wish it could happen… but I already moved Michael to Uni, so he’s too old for her. :\

    Comment by Laura — August 23, 2008 @ 11:23 am

  6. o_O How do you break up with sims like in that last picture? The only way I know of it is cheating on them in front of them, but I’ve never known of a more ‘civil’ break up option.

    I have the “break up anytime” hack, plus InTeen forces you to be in a “committed relationship” if you want to eventually engage/marry. They were in a committed relationship and I just had Elena break it off.

    Comment by L3w1s — August 23, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

  7. Awww, poor Fou-Lu, hopefully he’ll get his act together now. And Yay for River and Zhou! I’m feeling a little gushy over them :) It’s about time!

    Haha, yeah, here’s hoping!

    Comment by laura — August 23, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

  8. Looks like the beds in this house got quite the work out this round… Sheesh, now your sims don’t even make it to the wedding arch before they break up! Poor Fou-Lu!

    Indeed! It’s definitely a good thing I improved the house layout… it was getting cramped.

    Comment by Christina — August 23, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

  9. wow-amazing update. Elena seems like she could be the next Gorden with her devotion to success.

    Haha, no, Elena just wants to have a good future.

    Comment by starrsim — August 23, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

  10. There are 3 clones in this house I almost forgot what Generation this is. Elena/Sara Patrick/Nathaniel and Michael/Gordon. Creepy.

    I just turned to the rounds page and remembered back when there was only four houses per round… that number has TRIPLED!!! And its only gen 4 (i think…) O_o

    Elena and Sara aren’t really alike because Elena is a bit more feminine/etc. They do look very similar, though! Patrick and Michael really look like their respective fathers, too. Yeah, but I’ve tried to keep it manageable… some prosperity challenges have like 10 house at round 2, wow.

    Comment by Tammy — August 23, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

  11. Lots of freshness this update! Poor Fou-Lo, getting dumped in college. Patrick is so fresh, he reminds me of Donato!

    I love River and Zhou together, btw. ^__^

    LOL, Donato and Patrick could be bros. River and Zhou are an odd, but amusing, couple!

    Comment by Josh — August 23, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

  12. Patrick really came into his own in this update. I didn’t realize he was a romance sim but he’s making the most of it :)

    River and Zhou are great together but I feel awful for Fou-Lo, the poor guy looks so depressed.

    Fou-Lu needs to get his act together. ;) Yeah, the entry was a bit ago where he changed to a teen and rolled Romance.

    Comment by Ann — August 24, 2008 @ 11:55 am

  13. Ugh, stuck in the car with a making out sister? I can truly relate to Michael, ugh. *shudder* Teaching birds to swear… I love Zhou. I’m glad he and River finally “made it official.” Zhou and Patrick’s conversation had me LOL-ing.
    When I saw Patrick and Katarina, I had to walk away. I can’t even remember at the moment how they’re related, but I remember that I thought to myself, “Now that’s just wrong.” Better to keep to yourself Michael, you see how dysfunctional your relatives are…
    I feel for Fou-Lu. He looks so sad. I just thought about the fact that he and Basil seem to be absolute slackers. Maybe they can share strategies, lol.

    LOL! Yes, Fou-Lu and Basil are such slackers. As for Patrick and Katarina, is very distant relation, the game doesn’t recognize it (obviously). ;)

    Comment by Fini — August 27, 2008 @ 9:42 am

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