“Ahhh, what a beautiful galaxy! Can I maybe admire it inside the house and while I’m not wearing my horrible work ‘uniform’?”
No, Aurora! This is more of your punishment for being boring! Also there’s no room inside your tiny little house!
Welcome back to the Scatterday Matriarchy! Last time Auden and Aurora aged up, Auden officially took over as generation two heiress, and she spent 2/3 of her vacation to France in a tomb looking for some weirdo’s lost baseball.
“GAH! I’M TOO TIRED FOR THIS PAINTING SHIT! I’M GOING TO BED!”
Auden doesn’t deal well with jet lag. Her angry faces are simultaneously hilarious and terrifying.
Bennie continues to be happily married! I’m a little less mad that he married an elder now because I get these pop-ups all the time.
“So, Aurora, did you see any cool rockets while stargazing last night?”
“Ugh, Dad! I don’t see rockets, I discover new planets and stars!”
“Yeah, George, get with the program! Now, let’s talk about happier things so we don’t ruin leftover breakfast.”
(Yes, they’re trying to eat through all of the leftovers Ainsley cooked while trying to make an outstanding meal for that one dude.)
“Yeah! Fireball! Kill that guy!”
Ainsley’s been stuck to the video game system ever since retiring.
Of course, Aurora is a little less pleased about Ainsley’s newfound enthusiasm for video games, as she refuses to join her mother and banishes herself to the computer instead.
Auden went to Riverview’s local juice bar to do a bit of husband hunting. She met this guy, Garrett Ridgeway, and things seemed to get off to a good start.
He appreciated her enthusiasm for photography…
“So, what’s your sign?”
“…I’m not obligated to answer that.”
He did answer, but I don’t remember what his sign was, though it was compatible with Auden’s.
“Say, want to get a little closer?”
“WHY THE HELL DID YOU SAY YES TO THAT?! DON’T YOU KNOW THAT I’M A MARRIED MAN?!”
“WHAT? I JUST MET YOU TEN MINUTES AGO! YOU WERE COMING ON TO ME!”
“Haha, I was, wasn’t I? Well, how about we get out of here?”
“Uh…thanks, but no thanks. You’re kind of all over the place, man. I’m hitting the road.”
Yeah, Garrett must have hot-headed as a trait because he kept alternating between screaming at Auden and trying to flirt with her. And he is married to an elderly woman, much like Bennie. Auden deserves better than an already-married assbutt. No thanks.
Auden drowned her sorrows in painting instead. It paid off.
“So, honey, I heard that you shot a guy down last night?”
“Ugh, please Dad, no…”
“I just wanted to say that I’m proud of you! You deserve better than some weird hot-headed dude who accosts you at a bar! You don’t have to get a boyfriend right away, but if you do then you should be with someone who respects you!”
“Now, now, Auden, I’m just looking out for you.”
“Well, uh, thanks Dad, but…I know what I’m doing. I can take care of myself.”
“You know, your mom and I aren’t getting any younger…some grandchildren might be nice…”
“So, that’s a no?”
“I have to get out of Riverview. If I don’t Mom and Dad will just bug me about marriage and kids. Damn Family-Oriented Sims. …Yes, I’d like one Visa 0 ticket to Shang Simla. …Yes, I know the protocol, three days, get Visa points, and so on…great! Thanks!”
Yes, Auden is jetting off for more adventures in Shang Simla! She had the wish to go here, and an photography opportunity there too, so might as well let her. It also gets Ainsley and George off her back about stuff like babies and husbands.
Pretty Shang Simla is pretty.
“Well, I’m here. Should I get started on that opportunity?”
Auden’s opportunity was to take a picture of the Dragon Cave for some fool in Riverview. She hiked up this lovely path…
…and found this.
She took a great picture that was worth something like $2000, then took a crappy $12 picture for the Riverview fool.
“Hmm…should I open this door and explore the tomb?”
Uh…maybe not. We don’t want that to turn into another two-day exploration like in France.
“‘Allo, beautiful fellow adventuress! Would you like to have a picnic on zees lovely sunny vista…that’s not quite as lovely as you.”
“If you don’t step away from me this instant, I’ll take your stupid basket and shove it someplace where it’s not sunny at all.”
Auden’s luck with men sadly hasn’t changed.
“Pfft….who needs men. Adventures are much better. What do you need help with, Biyu?”
“Can you get me a relic from the Halls of the Lost Army?”
“Uh…will it take me two days?”
“Probably not. Maybe three hours at most.”
“I’ll do it!”
“Hurrgh….stupid keystone…get in there!”
“Ah, seems to have worked. Nice touch with the sparkles, there.”
“Aww, now I have to move statues, too?! I didn’t agree to this!”
“Rubble too?! This….is…BALLS.”
“Great, now I’m all wet! This is a leather dress too! At least I found that stupid relic.”
“Not much, just randomly practicing some Sim Fu. Got the relic?”
“You betcha. Took more effort than I thought it would…”
“Oh yeah, that stupid rubble pile. I’d never clear it myself, so you see why I needed you to get it for me!
“Here’s some Visa Points and Ancient Coins! Bye now!”
“…you are very weird and snobby.”
Auden went out for some egg rolls to cheer herself up, and then…
“Hey, why do you look so sad? You should cheer up. will this help? Bleehhhh.”
“Heh, that’s cute. What about this? Blaaaaaahhhhhh.”
“Haha, thanks for that. I was having a rough night, though being in China has been pretty cool. Name’s Auden Scatterday, from Riverview.”
“I’m Zhan Su from, uh, here. How long are you staying for?”
“I just earned my Level 1 Visa, but I could only come for three days, and this is sadly day three.”
“What are you doing here?”
“I’m a photographer. Some dolt from Riverview wanted a picture of the Dragon Cave, so I got it! What do you do?”
“I’m the food merchant. Remember how you bought Egg Rolls from me?”
Zhan and Auden really hit it off, and he is a little cutie pie.
“I must say, you’re pretty like a ladybug, but you sting like a bee.”
“…I’m not sure that’s how the saying goes, dude.”
“…but if you were flirting with me…”
“Oh, I don’t know….I haven’t had good luck with the ladies lately…”
“Same. Well, with dudes, ’cause I’m straight.”
Though I missed the moment when their lips actually touched, Auden and Zhan shared their first kiss together!
“I really like you, Auden. It’s too bad you have to leave Shang Simla tomorrow morning.”
“I really like you too, Zhan. I really want to work something out….”
“How about I come visit you in Riverview for a bit, then we can see where things go from there?”
“That sounds lovely! I’m so glad, Zhan!”
Zhan had to go home to rest up for an early shift, so Auden decided to chill and read until her flight, too excited to sleep. She might finally almost sort of have a boyfriend!
“Hey Mom, Aurora. Anything cool happen while I was in China?”
“Not really, just training your lazy sister. COME ON AURORA. FEEL THE BURN. PUSH HARDER. MASTER YOUR ASS!”
(I think I mentioned in last update’s comments that Ainsley and George have started autonomously training Aurora. I did grab proof of it!)
“Haha, nice. Say, I made a…friend in China and…”
“Ooooh, a friend! Is he a boy? Girl? Cute? You going to marry him and give me some grandchildren and heiresses?”
“Boy. Very cute. Possibly. Can I invite him over to see if things work out?”
“Absolutely! I want to meet this young man!”
“Hey Zhan! It’s Auden. My mom says it’s cool if you want to visit for a few days. She’s really excited to meet you. …Really? Great! Let me know as soon as you arrive!”
“So, Auden, you mom tells me you have a gentleman caller coming?”
“Yup. His name is Zhan, and we might be marrying and/or having grandchildren, in case you were going to ask about that. We just have to see how things go.”
“Awesome! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to beat level fifty.”
“Keep going, Aurora! I have to take this call. …Hello? Alicia! Good news! Auden has a gentleman friend coming to visit!”
Ainsley is just thrilled that her heiress daughter is showing romantic interest in someone!
Meanwhile Dean gets promoted!
Bennie is still happily promoted!
Finally, Aurora actually rolled the wish to do something and went off to earn a writing skill point.
“Ah yes, these sailboats symbolize how it’s going to be smooth sailing when Zhan gets here!”
That’s about it for the Scatterdays this time around. If you’re wondering what a meet-cute is, head over here. I also updated the download page with Alicia, Auden and Aurora if anyone’s interested. Thanks for reading!