Boreal Springs

June 17, 2009

B.S.U. Campus – Round 25: ‘Head Over Heels’

Filed under: B.S.U. Campus — Tags: , , , , — Mao @ 12:59 am

Gregory Anderson has gone to great lengths to convince his best friend, Lydia, that they should be more than friends.  Will Emma Davis joining them at University cause some unnecessary complications?

Emma arrived at university, filled with the hopes of perhaps that Lydia and Gregory hadn’t yet hooked up.  Everything seemed pretty normal, at first.  Still, there was that obvious, underlying something else going on.  She noticed it the most while they were all having lunch.  Gregory and Lydia kept talking as if they were the only two in existence, though Emma knew full well Lydia knew she was there.  Every now and again their eyes would meet for a brief moment.  Maybe she was just as baffled as Emma.

She tried cornering Gregory in the hot tub, appealing to his cultured side with talks of art and everything high class.  Everything seemed to be going well and Emma was glad she had brought that small bikini with her.  She was a bit of a dancer, so her body was definitely toned to garner male appreciation.  Unfortunately, Gregory mostly met her eyes and spoke to her like a human being.

Even worse, Lydia seemed to shop at the same store (though hers was blue) and was just as toned, if not more, than Emma was.  She was athletic, a tomboy, but still somehow had enough curve to remain girlish.  It wasn’t fair.  Emma grumbled and left the hot tub defeated while Lydia and Gregory became amorous, forgetting she was even there.

This was really becoming a bother.

Unfortunately for Emma, Gregory and Lydia had intensified their relationship before she’d even come into the picture.  Lydia wasn’t in love with Gregory, but she was certainly comfortable with him.  When you’re young, in college, and looking for new experiences… that’s really all you need.

Of course, to Gregory, it was more than just friendly experimentation.

Emma was surprised when he approached her while she was practicing her ballet.  She nearly kicked him in the face, causing him to cry out and duck just in time.  She flushed a little, looking incredibly sheepish.

“Sorry,” she said, lowering her leg slowly and trying to act casual.  “I didn’t see you.”

“That’s all right, I shouldn’t have crept up on you like that,” Gregory laughed a little.  “Can I talk to you for a moment?”

Emma tried to contain her excitement and said, very coolly, “sure.”

“I’m going to propose to Lydia,” Gregory confided, pulling a little box out of his pocket.  He didn’t notice that Emma’s face drained of color, nor did he see how truly fake her smile had become.  “What do you think?”

It was hard to speak, her heart felt as if it had suddenly jumped into her throat.  She managed to sputter, “d-do your parents know?”

“Yeah, it’s senior year.  I’ve all but graduated with a 4.0.  That was the deal, after all.”

“A-Are you sure… about this, Gregory?  I mean, Lydia… she isn’t in love with you, is she?  I thought you said–”

He sighed, “we’ve been doing this for four years now.  If she doesn’t feel it now, she never will.  So I’m taking that chance.”

16 Comments

  1. I was so happy when Gregory proposed to Lydia… now this? Aw, Emma, you just had to go and ruin everything. I’m still rooting for Greg and Lydia- hopefully he’ll be able to explain everything to her.

    Comment by Helen — June 17, 2009 @ 7:37 am

  2. Stella! I mean, Lydia! Darn Emma for going and complicating things. They’d just gotten on solid ground, and she had to go and ruin it all. Pleeeeeease talk to him Lydia! You’ll see it was just her and he totally rebuffed her.
    You’re right, dramatic. What a soap opera.

    Comment by Fini — June 17, 2009 @ 7:46 am

  3. ouch-I can’t wait to see the aftermath

    Comment by starrsim — June 17, 2009 @ 9:15 am

  4. We all knew Emma was going to do something stupid, it was only a matter of time. Elena tried to tell her…

    Comment by Mao — June 17, 2009 @ 10:34 am

  5. Haha! Yep, Emma picked the perfect time. Soap Opera, perhaps, but at least there aren’t any aliens–… oh, there are. Carry on, then. ;)

    Comment by Mao — June 17, 2009 @ 10:35 am

  6. This will not be easy to patch up, that’s for sure!

    Comment by Mao — June 17, 2009 @ 10:35 am

  7. Silly Mao, that wasn’t long ;)

    Shame, shame, Emma! I hope Lydia isn’t too mad at him – he rejected her! But I find it hilarious that she still has hope after what he said to her! Now that’s delusion, lol!

    *sigh* What a sweet moment they had before Emma messed it up. Crossing my fingers for forgiveness…

    I love the way you told this! Yes, much better than a slap-fest :)

    Comment by laura — June 17, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

  8. Well I almost felt bad for Emma (almost being the operative word) and her unrequited love of Gregory then she had to go and be a homewrecker. Even if Gregory did want Emma I doubt grandpa Gordon would approve of his little princess being with his arch enemy’s son. I hope Lydia will forgive Gregory especially since it wasn’t his fault.

    Comment by Liz — June 17, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

  9. Haha, I usually like to keep my gameplay blogs a little shorter than my actual storytelling ones. But I also hate that I have to split up the University updates. x_x Sometimes, though, I get carried away and enjoy writing contemporary stuff now and again. So these updates happen!

    The situation with Lydia and Gregory will be fun, lol.

    Comment by Mao — June 17, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

  10. Very true, but it would be Roman who would have the fit, not Gordon. Gordon is very much in control whereas Roman grasps at straws. ;)

    Comment by Mao — June 17, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

  11. Oh, Emma! I could have felt sorry for you if you hadn’t pulled your little lingerie trick! Poor Lydia. I hope she’ll let Gregory explain.

    Comment by Carla — June 17, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

  12. Emma definitely made things complicated, that’s for sure!

    Comment by Mao — June 17, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

  13. WHY EMMA? WHYYYY? You were one of my favourites and now, what have you done?! Poor Lydia, getting her heart broken, what is with the Andersons and marriages though? Nevio can’t seem to tie a woman down because she dies every single time, Roman had an affair, Katarina… didn’t even get MARRIED, even way back to Alyssa and Thomas! They had affairs too! And now, Gregory, one of the more SANE ones proposes, has a fiancee for a total of maybe two hours, and is not single once again, because of the drama. Ironic, Emma with the Saunders (well and a Yu) blood running through her veins messes things up for an Anderson.. some things just never change!

    Comment by Mohohon — June 18, 2009 @ 11:17 am

  14. Haha, Emma really messed up this time! She’s being silly if she thinks this will bring her any closer to Gregory. ;) It’s hilarious that you compare him to the rest of the Andersons. I really think he’ll break the mold. Also, Roman didn’t have the affair first, Cara did. With Shang! So they both kinda messed that one up.

    It will be interesting to see how things develop…

    Comment by Mao — June 18, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

  15. sorry i know this is really random and has nothing to do with the story but do you know where to find a pregnacy wear any clothing hack? i can’t find one, they all say that you’ve got to downland clothes which i don’t want do =)

    Comment by Lorna — June 23, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

  16. A lot of people make the mistake and think I use that hack… I don’t. I just use InSim to change them into everyday clothing. So, I have no idea where to find it/etc. Sorry. :(

    Comment by Mao — June 23, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

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