Boreal Springs

December 13, 2008

Knight – Round 21: ‘Passing Days’

Filed under: Knight — Tags: , , , — Mao @ 9:51 am

Travis and Marla Knight have been surprised with a very late baby.  Will this interfere with their current plans?

While neither Marla nor Travis really wanted to have another child, they still lavished Jennifer with attention.  The worst part of it was that she was a ‘late in life’ baby and soon, her parents would be graying.  Marla wasn’t quite sure how she felt about having a child and also waiting to be a grandma.  It was a little strange.

Travis, on the other hand, was mostly concerned about going gray.

Anticipating troublesome toddler days, Marla started to get in shape.  Running around the restaurant and the bakery were certainly exercise, but doing some work at home couldn’t hurt, either.  Even if Jennifer turned out to be a fairly untroublesome toddler, Marla would still be ready for anything.  Bosco supported her, in spirit, from his cat bed where he dozed lazily.

Travis was older than Marla, so he went gray first.  It wasn’t as bad as he had originally thought, he still looked good.  In fact, the gray had added to it.  His position as the DA was made for this type of appearance.  Upon seeing Travis’ transition, Marla was becoming less and less certain about her own.  Gray hair, really?  But she still had so much to do…

Thankfully, Jennifer turned out to be a well-behaved toddler.  Whenever Marla got the chance, she spent some time with her youngest daughter.  Kit even came in from Boreal Summit University a few times to see her.  Marla had heard rumors as to what was happening there and preferred not to think them true.  As tempting as it was to ask Kit about them, she resisted.

When she wasn’t at home, she was working.  Her restaurant’s ratings were soaring through the roof and it was definitely pleasing to read all the wonderful reviews.  She tried to really get in with her customers, greet them, ask them how their meal was, all of that good stuff.  Sade’s face was indifference really didn’t help Marla’s confidence, but she hadn’t ordered yet.

Of course, with popularity comes creepy perverts who only come to see women dressed in kimonos, serving him food.  Marla had to deal with several of these men, who loudly declared their love for their waitress and scared her back into the kitchen where she fetched Marla.  Chasing them out was easy, there were several large pans at Marla’s disposal back there.

She was beginning to wonder if she should hire a guy onto her staff, just to prevent these issues.


Note from Mao: Things are pretty standard here again.  I mostly played with Marla’s restaurant, trying to get it to 10 stars.  Only one away, yay!


  1. Girls in Kimonos! Of course that’s the ONLY Reason to visit the place. ROFL! Lump me up with the pervert, too. HAHAAA!

    WOW, Travis makes for a Hot Grandpa. I think it’s the hair… at least he still has a full head of it. Hehee. I’m glad their youngest child is easy on their disposition. I hope Pops and Momma can stick around long enough to see her grow up and such.

    You perv! ;) I wanted a theme restaurant and an excuse to use those awesome kimonos. Travis’ face type usually does look well aged.

    Comment by JMW — December 13, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

  2. Agh, businesses are srs bsns. It took me like three days to get Dorothy her Level 10 Business, but it took them like a week Sim Time, without ever leaving.

    Jennifer is precious! And Travis is still delicious, NO WORRIES.

    Businesses are a fun distraction! Restaurants can be difficult, but I like them a lot.

    Comment by Josh — December 13, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

  3. At least Kit actually does her work at University – her mother can at least hang on to that!

    I’m laughing at that creepy townie declaring his love for the waitress! Poor girl!

    I nearly lost it when I saw that! I had to include it in the update, hehe.

    Comment by Carla — December 13, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

  4. How on earth do you get your businesses so high? I have enough trouble trying to get mine to rank 3…lol. -_- at the creepy perverts. Don’t these people ever grow up?

    I’ve never had issue with businesses, actually. I get sad because it isn’t as hard as it should be, LOL! I don’t really do anything special, but I have learned that JM Pescado’s Business Runs You hack is AMAZING.

    Comment by talims_sister — December 13, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

  5. That’s the only reason I want BV…kimonos xD I love kimonos! This seemed like a really easy-going update…just keepin’ up with the business. Travis aged awfully well, too. And Jennifer is adorable. But I think all toddlers are adorable xD Srsly though, the guy proclaiming his love? Best picture ever.

    The kimonos are definitely cool!

    Comment by Elecy — December 14, 2008 @ 3:35 am

  6. OK, Mao, I’ve read the whole thing. Seriously, it took me DAYS but it was worth it. I really admire the way you can build real, multi-faceted personalities for your Sims and still play at game speed with aging. I’ll be a regular reader now!

    Hey Bev, great to have you! LOL, I’m sure it took awhile. My fiance was shocked when he learned what round I was on! Thanks, I appreciate it. :D

    Comment by Beverly — December 14, 2008 @ 6:36 pm

  7. Pwahahah! WANTED: Male, non-trenchcoat wearer, married and handsome waiter needed. Experience with dealing with perverts strongly required!


    Comment by Mohohon — December 14, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

  8. I don’t need to declare my love for your kids, as I do it on a regular basis, even though I can’t see this one. Nice restaurant. Aww, I think that guy… what’s his name, he was one of my Black Widow’s victims… anyway, he cracked me up while he was alive. I am jealous of your business skills. I can’t get one past level 5 before it feels like work, and my game shouldn’t feel like work.

    Aww, thanks! The restaurant is a lot of fun. Hehe, that’s so funny. He’s definitely a creepy looking dude.

    Comment by Fini — December 16, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

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