Boreal Springs

March 16, 2008

Anderson 2 – Round 8: ‘Something Different, Pt. 2′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Mao @ 5:39 pm

Florence Anderson and Shaniqua Saunders have an… interesting relationship. Can their daughter Kate keep Shaniqua from straying? Will the alien twins, Nathaniel and Lilith, find their way amidst the neighborhood drama?

 

Lilith and Sara play video games

Lilith and Sara sat in the Anderson living room enjoying their daily, after-school gaming session. Sara couldn’t concentrate and it was obvious. She usually put up more of a fight and Lilith was quite disappointed.

“Pay attention, Sara!”

“Sorry,” Sara shifted nervously against the cushion. “Where’s Nathaniel at, anyway?”

Lilith rolled her eyes, “like I care. Hey, HEY! What are you doing? Pay attention!”

“Sorry, maybe we should quit for now. I can’t focus.”

“Fine,” Lilith relented, giving her friend an odd look. “And why do you keep asking about my stupid brother? Do you have a crush on him or something? That’s stupid and gross. He only likes girls who actually look like girls, Sara.”

It was meant as a good-natured barb, but it stung a bit more than Sara could vocalize.

Sara is alone

Nathaniel entered not long after their abandoned game with Damien Saunders in toe. Damien had come to see Lilith, of course. The two were fiercely devoted rivals when it came to video games. They went off to chat, leaving Sara alone. While she pretended not to notice, she knew that Nathaniel had moved from the door and to the couch. He was staring absently at the TV while Sara shut off the game console.

Talking to Nathaniel when they were kids was easy, but now? Sara wanted to run away and hide. She’d say something stupid or not-girly… like always.

Nathaniel challenges Sara

Unfortunately for Sara, Nathaniel had other plans. He approached Sara when she moved to leave and stopped her.

“Lilith says you’re going to try out for the girl’s soccer team,” he began, grinning. “Since when can girls play sports?”

At this, Sara forgot all about her nervousness. Instead, her pride took over and she replied confidently, “excuse me? Women can do anything that a man can, and sometimes better. Maybe I’m better than you at soccer, huh?”

That was a really, really stupid thing to say. Nathaniel was extremely good at sports and in just about every team he had time for amidst his academics. There was absolutely no way Sara was better.

“Hollow threats, hollow threats,” he laughed, waving her off. Just like he would ‘one of the guys’… Sara hated that. She did have boobs… somewhere beneath her clothing. Hidden, quite well, too. But they were there! She was female!

Nathaniel continues to challenge Sara

The conversation continued at dinner the next day. Sara spent a lot of time at Lilith’s house–she hated being around all the baby insanity at her own. Her mother and father finally revealed it wasn’t going to be one baby… but two. The thought made her want to crawl in a hole and disappear. The Saunders twins were visiting, too. Chuck seemed to be coming around a lot lately…

“Hey, sis,” Nathaniel called out as Lilith passed by. “What are you teaching Sara? She says she can beat me at soccer, but she won’t put her money where her mouth is.”

Lilith ignore his charismatic and good-natured grin, countering with a sneer from the depths of the darkest reaches, “leave Sara alone or I’ll smear this spaghetti all over your pretty girl face.”

Sara fidgeted nervously, “no… no… it’s okay. I’ll do it.”

Lilith was shocked, but Nathaniel just smiled: “Good! We’ve got a net outback… tomorrow is Saturday. Come over at lunch.”

Nathaniel beats Sara

Sara did as Nathaniel said and was over at the Anderson house at exactly noon. Unfortunately for her, Nathaniel was ready and they were off to the net. It was simple enough–get a ball past him and he’d accept that maybe a girl could play sports past waving pom-poms around.

He caught everything she kicked. It didn’t even look like he was struggling, really. Which just infuriated her all the more. He smiled the entire time–smug and amused. If he saw her as a real girl, he’d probably be apologetic or mess up on purpose. But no, Sara was ‘one of the guys’. Well, fine then, Sara thought.

Sara summoned all her strength and sent the ball hurdling forward. Nathaniel caught it all right, with his skull. He was knocked out for five minutes. Sara was mortified! She had missed completely and given him a concussion.

Lilith gives Chuck a noogie

Sara looked to Lilith for comfort, but Lilith was too busy abusing Chuck. Sara wasn’t quite sure why her half-brother seemed to be so intent on ‘getting’ Lilith. She wasn’t exactly what you’d called a ‘good catch’ when it came to a womanizer like Chuck. Maybe it was the thrill of the chase? Whatever it was, it meant someone saw Lilith as a real girl… and Sara was still just ‘one of the guys’.

She left quietly and decided not to try out for soccer after all. Maybe basketball would be less dangerous?

Shaniqua cares for Kate

Meanwhile, Shaniqua tried to distract herself by caring for Kate. She’d been having thoughts of giving her new friend a call. Seeing Kate and holding her seemed to make the temptation go away. What would happen to little Kate if Florence caught Shaniqua? She remembered what happened when her mother ran off…

For now, Shaniqua would resist the temptation. She just hoped Florence didn’t suspect anything.

Kaye is a child

Despite the weirdness that surrounded her on a daily basis, Kate’s birthday went by easily. She was a cute and creative toddler. She enjoyed drawing pictures, catching butterflies, and just being a kid. She didn’t really notice any of the tension that surrounded her.

11 Comments

  1. Oh my god poor Sara. I love her, she’s like me personality wise almost exactly. I never saw Nathaniel as that big a jerk. I hate it when people smugly smile at me like that.
    Who’s Shaniquas new friend? the guy from the last update?

    Mao edit: Nathaniel isn’t a jerk, he’s just treating Sara like he would any male friend. I know men do this because it’s happened to me most of my life, haha. Yep, it’s the mystery man from Jun’s.

    Comment by Tammy — March 16, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

  2. Poor Sara. Imagine giving your crush a concussion! Serves Nathaniel right for saying girls can’t play sports, though.

    Mao edit: Yeah, some luck, huh? Hehe, Nathaniel will learn…

    Comment by Amy — March 16, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

  3. This house sure is busy with all the teenagers that are coming in and out to visit Lilith and Nathaniel! And Kate is going to be a very pretty young lady!

    Mao edit: Yeah, it needed revolving doors! Kate is turning out quite cute.

    Comment by Mandie — March 16, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

  4. Ah, Kate’s gonna be a cutie. lol do most of your sims end up falling for each other, your family trees are going to be so messed.

    Mao edit: I’m thinking Kate will look a lot like Florence. The family trees are already crazy, haha!

    Comment by Sanna — March 17, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

  5. There’s so many teens in this update, it’s hard to remember who is who! :P Kinda feel sorry for Sara, but more for me. This makes me want Free Time more!

    Mao edit: I guess I have an easier time because I play them. Free Time is fun, but I’m still really confused about a lot of parts, ha.

    Comment by L3w1s — March 17, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  6. I really enjoyed this update :) I <3 Sara Does she have any bolts for Nathaniel?

    Mao edit: They both share 2 bolts without me tweaking anything, which is pretty good!

    Comment by Jess — March 17, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

  7. WOW! Teens galore! Chuck is after Lilith too? She is one hot commodity in this town :) Kate turned out really cute and I’m glad Shaniqua managed to fight temptation…for now.

    Mao edit: Chuck and her have three bolts, which surprised me. I’m not sure how long Shaniqua will last. Her wants could change at any moment!

    Comment by Ann — March 17, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

  8. Poor Sara! I love the line about boobs, she has them somewhere! I hope Nathaniel realizes that Sara likes him! :)

    Mao edit: I’m sure the realization will sink in eventually…

    Comment by Josh — March 18, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  9. Oh my goodness. Kate is the most adorable baby I have ever seen. Well, almost cause I thought Alyssa was adorable too lol.
    I can’t wait to see what she looks like when she grows up. :)

    Mao edit: Hehe, I find that sims 2 babies all look the same… but they are cute. ;)

    Comment by Tiffany — March 19, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

  10. Kate is so cute! Do you mind telling me where you downloaded Lilith’s outfit?

    Mao edit: I am so bad with downloads. I’ll check next time I load up the game and let you know in the next entry.

    Comment by Samantha — March 29, 2008 @ 10:38 am

  11. Sara, you’re just a late bloomer, don’t worry. The boys will “see” you soon enough.

    Comment by arcadata — February 20, 2009 @ 12:38 am

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