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The Bennett Legacy
Episode I: On My Own
Lifetime Want: Become Chief of Staff
Nell is new to the neighborhood of Nova Veritatis, wanting to start a new life away from the constraints of her problematic family. So, using her precious savings money, she ventured forth to find a place to call her own.
After carefully organizing her funds, she made her purchase and stood on her chunk of bare land. "Now… all I need a house!"
She built a house, conserving her money as much as possible. After all was said and done she was left with $1,299 to her name. Not bad, considering her home was somewhat comfortable. She was just sitting down to read the critically acclaimed "Cooking for Dummies" when she was happened upon by some of the citizens of Nova Veritatis to welcome her to the neighborhood! One of which was none other than…
Cloud Strife. Wait, whoa… Cloud Strife?! What’s he doing here?? Well… we don’t know. He wouldn’t tell us.
ANYWAY, the usually anti-social Cloud and the equally shy Nell began to talk, and the two hit it right off. Alright! Nell’s first friend! It looks like we’re off to a good start.
Shortly after their visit, Cloud called up Nell and said, "Hey, there's some new places downtown. Do you want to meet me there?" And our poor Nell, who was very shy and not comfortable going into crowded and popular areas, went...
It took some convincing, but Cloud finally nudged Nell into tagging along with Tifa, Squall and himself for a downtown outing to the Goth Dance Club; which was one of the most popular places in the downtown area. Poor, poor Nell.
Nell wasn't sure what to do at this place, being the shy little Sim that she was. The thought of even stepping onto the dance floor terrified her. So, in her desperation she retreated to the club’s bar seeking a moment of reprieve. She was having doubts about coming along with Cloud and his friends when she heard the bartender say, “Would you care for a drink?”
A drink at that moment didn’t sound like a bad idea. So, she decided to have a couple of drinks while she was mustering up the courage to crawl out of the club’s bar and face the crowd.
After about the fifth drink, it didn't take long for Nell to hit the dance floor and really bust out some moves.
Being in the giddy state she was in, she decided to scope out the room for good looking guys, since that’s what other girls in the club were doing. She turned and looked at one side of the bar. Uhm... no.
Then she looked to the other side. “Heeey... that guy holding the glass looks cute.” With a bound in her step, she walked over and began a conversation with him.
Nell started to chat up the cute guy, talking of the weather and the state of the roads. However, after a few moments Nell realized she didn’t feel any attraction towards him whatsoever (crossed out lightning bolt!). Oh well, at least Nell met someone new and made a potential friend! There are other fish in the sea. (I think)
So how does one find another "fish in the sea" when the most popular and hot place downtown is sorely lacking in hotness? Why, there's only one thing you can do! Call up the matchmaker! Which is precisely what Nell did when she returned home. (Nell, just how many drinks did you have?)
"I want a man that is loving, honest and is not afraid to cry in front of me!”, said Nell excitedly. She was going to meet the man of her dreams!
“And how much will you pay?”
" …that's IT??"
(HEY! That's Nell's hard earned money, you cheap little...)
"Don't say I didn't warn you," said the matchmaker pocketing Nell's money.
And as Nell and the matchmaker gazed upon Nell’s "$600 true love", Nell was struck with a moment of clarity. “Uhm... heh... let’s not and say we did, kay?”
(What a waste of money!! She could have replaced her shower, but noooo…)
Poor Nell. With no 'true love' and only $680 left to her name, she ate her toaster pastery in misery. What had she been thinking? Finding a loving and cute mate in this town was harder than it sounded. So, in her state of loneliness and depression, she did what any normal person would do.
She got a cat.
Meet Ellen, the newest addition to the household! "Aww, you're so cute Ellen!"
To be continued!! XD