Kirsten Behr-Downing writes in her journal:
“Why can’t a Sim just live in a penthouse apartment they can’t really afford? Why does life have to be so complicated?
My mothers’ inheritance left me with a sizable amount of simoleons. But my household account is dwindling. My social media career isn’t paying the rent. I should get a steady job, or a smaller apartment. I don’t want to do either. I should get a roommate. That’s what I want to do.
A roommate would be difficult in this place. It’s nice and spacious, but it doesn’t have any personal space. It doesn’t even have an actual bedroom. A roommate would have to be a romantic partner, as well. And that, dear journal, is the problem.
I’m not lonely. I have plenty of friends, and I have Nacho the kitten. My brother, Mateo, visits me often. My social life is just fine. But I want, and need, more. To be honest, I’m not just looking for someone to help pay the rent.
Erika Hasegawa and I were high school sweethearts. She was an NPC, however, and I was not. I aged into a young adult, and she did not. I wish life had some sort of switch that could auto-age NPCs.
There is hope for Erika and me. We’ve remained friends. Erika has been adopted by Emile Chisholm and Ashton James. Erika is no longer an NPC, and she has a birthday coming up soon. Maybe when she’s a young adult, we’ll both be interested in becoming a couple again.
I really like Justice Webb. I mean, really like him. He’s kind and he’s cute. We get along great together. He has an odd habit of wearing a scarf in the summer, but I guess no one’s perfect. Justice is an adult, and an NPC. We could be a couple today.
But whenever I make romantic moves toward Justice, my unflirty trait gets in the way and he backs away. I wish we were in some sort of life simulation game, the kind where we’d instantly get along better simply by being in the same room long enough.
And what do I do about Venessa Jeong? She’s been making romantic moves toward me ever since I moved into this penthouse, and I haven’t exactly turned her away. Our friendship and romantic levels have both skyrocketed.
She’s practically moved in. She’s spent many nights here. She could be the roommate I’ve been looking for. But is she the roommate I need?
Venessa used to date my mother, for goodness sake! It feels ickky. This NPC/Active Sim situation is messed up. I asked her to be just friends, and although she resisted at first, she agreed. That lasted about a week. Then I looked at that sad, sweet face of hers, my heart melted, and we were dating again.
Maybe I need to find a smaller apartment, just me and Nacho.”
Kirsten closes her journal.