Patrick and Viola O`Hanlon have had a rocky marriage, but after Viola’s breakdown, things seem to be returning to normal. Deidre, despite being raised amidst dysfunction, is an outgoing and bright girl, her unique appearance gaining her quite a bit of popularity with her peers.
Deidre is pretty sure her parents are crazy. One minute, they’re fighting and arguing, the next they’re acting as if it never happened at all. She’s given up on trying to figure them out; like the other great mysteries of the world, such things are better left to those with scientific minds and the ability to withstand watching their parents make out.
Luckily, her parents’ dysfunction ends with them. Deidre is a popular and happy girl. The only setback she currently faces is growing impatience as she waits for her birthday. To her, it’s the biggest thing in the entire world. She’ll be off to high school, where her popularity will soar and her great marks will eventually get her into an even better college.
Until then, she talks on the phone to her friends about it, her anticipation growing with every day.
Things at the house are quiet for once. The bickering has died down considerably, with Patrick and Viola finally getting along again. Of course, Viola’s therapy is to thank for that. Her therapist has her reading books daily on anger management and how to properly express her frustration and unmet expectations. She’s even learned to set aside the past and move forward… provided Patrick keeps his hands to himself.
Patrick is pretty sure his days as a secret Lothario are over. He’s moved on from his leading man days and is now a pretty lauded director. He’s sure he’ll be even more famous once his next film drops, inspired by his own experiences with life, marriage, and fidelity. Until then, he’s still adjusting to the gray hair and newly found wrinkles.
Deidre grows some of her own, into a lovely young lady. Even if she wasn’t the daughter of a famous actor and now director, Deidre would still be ridiculously popular. It wasn’t because she was an ‘it’ girl, but because she had charisma. It oozed from her pores and when she walked into a room, everyone noticed. She was the girl surrounded by men and women alike, charming them with a tale, engaging them with her unearthly eyes. Both her brother, Francis, and herself had inherited their father’s killer charisma.
Deidre was pretty sure she wanted to be rich and famous, but the how/why weren’t important yet. She’d figure that out eventually.
Until that day came, she’d enjoy hanging out with her friends. She had a ton of friends, but her favorite had always been Dominic Knight. He was a boy, yes, and he didn’t care much for shopping or talking about other boys, but they got along well. They were both rich kids, but with their feet planted firmly on the ground. Dominic was a little brooding at times and quiet, but it balanced out Deidre’s naturally talkative and engaging nature. He was her wall against the world; wherever Deidre went, so did Dominic. No one messed with Deidre and Dominic enjoyed the comfort of being at the top of the high school social circle without any real effort on his part.
It was more than just a mutual agreement based on need. They genuinely got along and enjoyed each others company. They spent cold snow days off school in Deidre’s hot tub, discussing their future goals and plans. Both were very goal-oriented teens. Coming from money, they were pretty certain they wanted their own someday, too.
Patrick, being a father and a former hormonal teenage himself, always checks in on them. Deidre always scolds him after Dominic leaves, telling her father that they’re “just friends”, but Patrick knows that when you’re a teenager, that doesn’t mean bunk. His little girl isn’t ending up with anyone remotely like himself, ever. He’ll make certain of it. Dominic is a nice kid, but Patrick wants someone worthy of Deidre’s radiance.
Deidre O`Hanlon is no angel, however. Unlike her brother Francis, she’s got a bit of a feisty streak. Perhaps she inherited it from her grandmother, Sara. Either way, poor Dominic is always the victim to Deidre’s little pranks and games. You’d think he’d know better than to turn around when they’re surrounded by snow and the fact that Deidre’s known for her ability to pack a snowball perfectly in mere seconds.
Unfortunately, while graced with intelligence, he’s still Claude’s son and prone to moments of vapid stupidity. He turns around, every single time, and is greeted by a snowball to the back, cold snow running down his neck and into his shirt. He’s taken to wearing a scarf tucked down into his coat, but it doesn’t always help.
Being a boy, he naturally gets his revenge. Deidre may be popular and she may have the prettiest smile in all of Boreal Springs High, but she isn’t afraid to get down and dirty. That’s probably what endears her most to Dominic–the whole package, beautiful and strong. It’s a shame she’s completely unattainable.
Deidre doesn’t have any desire to date, much to her father’s relief. She’s happy being alone, a strong, single female facing the big, bad world. She’ll find someone, someday, but for now? She’s in it to win it the only way she knows how–with her charming smile, her sweet voice, and her killer body.
Note from Mao: Deidre rolled Fortune, so she’s Fortune/Popularity. From day one, she’s always been insanely friendly and outgoing. She always wants to make friends and she always wants to call people. Normally, I’d find this annoying, but it suits her so well. Despite it all, she’s a very kind and friendly sim. Dominic has less nice points than she does, LOL! She’s always wanting to prank him, though. Which I find hilarious.
They have two bolts, but all Deidre is interested in is friends. I haven’t seen any romantic wants from Dominic, so I think these two are safe as friends… for now.
Also, I had Viola learn Anger Management because she is the sim everyone spies on in the telescope, LOL. Hoping it mellows her out a little…
Things may slow down during Christmas, but don’t be surprised if you see some updates. We’re with the husband’s family this year and they all live within an hour or so, so no big traveling. Plus, they don’t really do anything “big” for the holidays. So, plenty of time to sim.