Boreal Springs

December 19, 2008

Yu 3 – Round 21: ‘Addicted to Love, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Anderson,Yu — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 12:02 am

Shang and Katarina’s open relationship has served them well, but James is looking for a more closed type of love.

James was seriously getting tired of hearing all the news of University.  Supposedly, Kit was with Claude, but not with Claude.  Claude freakin’ Saunders.  Seriously?  James could barely contain himself.  It seemed futile, his hopes and dreams threatening to be flushed with just the simple utterance of a name.  Not just any name, though, Claude freakin’ Saunders.  Michael and Claude won out on the genetic lottery and while Michael was a recluse, Claude was not.  Every woman knew his name, even the married ones and especially the cougars.

Claude freakin’ Saunders had Kit.  That just was not right.

James was a smart kid, incredibly so, actually.  He excelled in most things he did.  Unfortunately, those small victories meant little.  He couldn’t take his mind off Claude freakin’ Saunders.  He wasn’t a chick, yet his moments of thought were occupied with images he’d sooner forget.  Kit was the same as him–a smart, driven, and with a good head on her shoulders.  Why in the heck was she with Claude freakin’ Saunders?  He was like Patrick O`Hanlon, sans the intelligence.

Did Claude even know what a brain was?  Probably not.  It isn’t like he used his that often.  Grrr, Claude freakin’ Saunders.  Couldn’t it have been anyone else?  James could scarcely wait for his early admission.

Katarina was oblivious to her son’s love woes, for her own love life was blossoming as good as ever.  It was unfortunate that James hadn’t inherited either of his parent’s finesse or ways with the opposite gender.  Katarina was getting up there as far as age was concerned, yet the men kept coming.  They always would, Katarina was magnetic.

Unfortunately, her love train was derailed one evening when she received a call from her mother.  She had know her father had passed and while she was sad, Katarina wasn’t one for mourning.  Alyssa wanted to come over, immediately.  Katarina was worried.  What on Earth did she want?  Was she going to croak, too?

Alyssa was concerned about her own remaining days and so she felt the need to pass on her business, Distinguished Designs, to Katarina.  Katarina was hardly impressed.

“What am I going to do with a business?”

“Whatever you want,” Alyssa replied, adamant.  “I’m giving this to you, Katarina, whether you want it or not.  The boys will get their own things, but I wanted you to have something, too.  I think you’ll do well with it.”

“You’re crazy,” Katarina snapped.  “Does it look like I have time for this?”

Alyssa gave her a stern look, “Don’t be impish, Katarina.  I know full well you’ve got too much time on your hands.  Maybe this will occupy you.”

Katarina went to Distinguished Designs as soon as she could.  It was obvious Alyssa wasn’t taking no for an answer and so she decided to give it a try.  Her first impression was that she was never meant to run a business.  It was already established and made quite a bit of money, it even had a capable manager.  Still, Katarina found herself falling terribly short of her mother.  She wasn’t like her or Roman, she didn’t have any natural business finesse.  Besides, that cash register is pure evil.

Unfortunately, James wouldn’t be around to help Katarina.  He was off to University finally.  He was going to confront the whole Claude freakin’ Saunders and Kit Knight situation head on.  Maggie O`Hanlon was there to see him off, she had tagged along with her brother, Timothy.  It was obvious she has a small crush, but she was too young and not Kit.  James had tunnel vision when it came to this sort of thing.

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Note from Mao: Poor James!  Claude and Kit have two bolts.  Lets see if Kit and James hit it off better.  We’ll have to wait until the end of this round, though.  ;)   As for Katarina, Alyssa had to give her business to someone and the other two are boys.  Not really into the whole ‘clothing scene’, I’d wager.  Plus, Nevio with a business?  No thanks!  If you’re wondering where Shang was during all of this, he was chilling and avoiding my camera, apparently.

10 Comments

  1. Yay, new layout! It’s really nice. <3 Ah, Claude is famous with cougars. Of course he is. Ah, young love is always so complicated. Kat’s mojo really is working as good as ever. And here I thought women were supposed to lose their sex drive before men were. xD I agree. Cash register = evil. Now, if only James could realize his chances with Kit are null and void and take Maggie up on her so subtle offer. xD Shang was being camera shy? Awww. He’s insecure about his grey hair.

    Totally unrelated but interesting: I sent my potential heirs to college and put them in the old house I used for Lanshire and I thought it would be how it was before Lanshire but it was just as everyone left it. It was a nice piece of the past. But it made me miss Elliot.

    Thanks! It was time for a change, especially since most people in the last banner were dead. Haha, Kat’s mojo is still going strong. Shang doesn’t mind his hair, he was just mostly at work or off to the side. Silly Shang. Poor James, Kit isn’t moot, Claude has his own issues to deal with. ;) Aww! Memories…

    Comment by Elecy — December 19, 2008 @ 3:06 am

  2. Aw, the second picture looks like James is about to cry. Although I lol-ed at the very next picture; Claude’s hair-twin of a headmaster. She is definitely still going strong.
    Poor Kat, the sims of Legacy Isle empathize. Cash registers are evil.
    Two bolts!? You told me Kit had a good head! What the hell? I hope she and James hit it off; if not, I know that Knowledge and Popularity sims can hit it off surprisingly well without bolts. It’s really strange.
    BTW, love the new layout. I’d wondered if you were going to change it once Julie croaked.

    Haha, poor James, indeed. He’s going to have quite the fight on his hands. As for Claude, he’s Romance, if I remember correctly. No clue what the draw/attraction is. Very strange. Claude has the hots for Sade, too, tried hitting on her to no avail. She’s truly stalwart about Michael, lol. Julie isn’t dead yet! But yeah, it needed changed.

    Comment by Fini — December 19, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

  3. OMG! Tim and Isolde! *giggles* Of COURSE I love the new Banner! ;) <3!!!

    Awww James! Hang in there! Maybe after some time Kit will change her mind. Or, there are always other fish in the sea, right?

    Yikes! Katarina's got her hands full! Just keep on keeping on! Eerr... I say that too much. Time to change it up a bit: I hope it goes all to @#$% Katarina! Just lose your marbles and go bankrupt! LMAO!

    Hehe, you know I had to use that picture. As for other fish in the sea, I don’t think that’s quite how James thinks. He’s pretty narrow-minded when it comes to these sorts o fthings. ;)

    Comment by JMW — December 19, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

  4. Funny update… it cracked me up he said “Claude freakin’ Sanders”. lmao. Let’s see Katrina runs this business into the ground.

    It popped in my head and seemed fitting for a man scorned. ;)

    Comment by Jacqueline — December 19, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

  5. LOL, poor Katarina. That cash register is evil! ;) And poor James! Maybe he can still win Kit over from Claude freakin’ Saunders, haha. :D

    Here’s hoping! Claude has bigger things in store for him, as we shall soon see…

    Comment by Shana — December 19, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

  6. LOL, poor James… I almost feel bad for him, but then I think he and Maggie would be a cuter couple. Or him and Shelly, but they’re related, right?
    Random thought: do you use custom face templates? I was just wondering which ones you use, if any.

    Maggie is way too young for him and Timothy would have a fit. You don’t date your friend’s sister! Shelly and Cole have three bolts, much more than she and James ever would have and yep, they are related. Nope, I use Maxis templates, but my beginning founders all were edited.

    Comment by Tammy — December 19, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

  7. Cute layout Mao! And aww James! Kit will eventually turn around (hopefully) and Claude and cougars? I can so see that image! I wonder what Kat will do with the shop… maybe she’ll hand it over to James when he finishes university!

    Thanks! Claude likes all the ladies, even the older ones… we’ll see just what I mean by that soon enough. ;)

    Comment by Mohohon — December 19, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

  8. Aww, poor James! I hope he can get together with Kit – they seem like a better match than Kit and Claude. But people don’t always get together with their best matches, do they?

    Definitely a better match, but you’re right. No worries about Claude and Kit, that was doomed before it started.

    Comment by Carla — December 19, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

  9. I think the business is going to do just fine in Katarina’s hands, despite her lack of ‘natural business finesse’. She didn’t seem to have any natural aptitude at motherhood at first, either, yet she did a decent job with James here.
    Poor James, indeed. I can’t wait for the University update to see how things will go for him and Kit.
    Shang didn’t even need to appear in the update, just seeing his face in the portrait picture was enough to make me LOL. He looks so goofy, especially with that expression on.

    I’m hoping Katarina does all right! If not, she can always sell it. Their low on cash due to a bad chance card via Shang, LOL. Poor Shang.

    Comment by Monika — December 20, 2008 @ 8:01 am

  10. Its time she started doing something with her spare time and take on some adult responsibility. She never seem to grow up for me, except those naughty thing.

    Definitely true. She has gray hair now, let’s see if that changes anything.

    Comment by karen — December 22, 2008 @ 12:47 am

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