Damion and Lucy
The playboy and the maid
As we've noted before, after his memorable
college career Damion Cormier
moved into a spiffy bachelor pad,
and began living the good life.
After a few dozen unnecessary pictures of that, this tells
the next bit of the story.
(And yeah it's a sort of hackneyed and
sappy story, but that's part of the fun!)
Damion's life in the neighborhood began about as you'd expect.
Recall that his Lifetime Want is to be a Hall of Famer.
He entered enthusiastically into the local Romance community.
Both of Sally's grown daughters were his very good friends.
Although Gina (a fellow athlete) was his favorite.
Love in the twilight
And this was the first time they met, too; he brought her home from work and they caught fire on the front lawn.
He also kept up with his former college professors.
The nude Professor Lyndsay
It's the woohoo face again, narf narf!
The happy Professor Marcel
Throughout this period Damion would constantly get
"Invite X over" Wants for various values of X, and in typical Romance fashion he would also get
a "Woohoo" (with anyone) Want on getting home from work. The days therefore took on a certain sameness, but he was pretty content.
As time passed the endless succession of lovers became a bit routine.
Damion began to have parties, both formal and informal.
Lunch with the ladies
Let's see, this is Professor Jane (standing), Sandy Bruty (with her back to us), and Jennifer from SSU (talking about making out). All three are in love with him (I've pretty much given up on trying to keep Sandy anything like faithful to Brandi), and he's getting very good at avoiding jealousy incidents.
He also worked hard on himself.
Maxing out the Body skill.
A necessity for advancing toward the Hall of Fame. Must be hard on the finger, though.
Not that he gave up his Romance ways entirely, by any means.
Dreaming of themselves
This picture included solely for amusement value.
What kind of man reads Playsim?
Yet more money
And more career advancement. LTW, here we come!
The mutual admiration society
This picture included solely... well, you know.
Damion did his own cleaning (with a little help from his friends) for most of his
career, but eventually decided he could afford to hire a maid.
An attractive maid, as it turned out, in a skimpy little uniform.
Damion tips Lucy
Couldn't hurt to make friends...
He's waiting for some lover to show up for a visit, but Lucy is quite distracting.
Usually he was at work when she came to clean.
He tried calling her on the phone a few times and turning on the charm,
but she didn't seem interested in his usual lines.
So he mostly forgot about her, and returned to his established lovers.
SSU professors like a good time.
Professor Marcel makes dinner.
Then there was that burglary.
The alarm woke Damion and Jennifer (or wait, I don't think that's actually Jennifer; some other college friend probably). The burglar stole Damion's lounge chair from the front yard, and won the fight with the police officer (so he got away with it); first time I've seen that happen!
"So you wanna make out, or what?"
Coaches at rest. (Damion brought Gina home from work pretty frequently. I love the color-coordinated coaching outfits.)
And after the lovemaking, the punching games!
I hardly ever have my Sims play the bizarre "Punch me Punch you" game, but somehow it seemed called for here.
Then on one of Damion's days off, he stopped and chatted with the maid a bit.
Blushing, she admitted her admiration for him.
"You're the only client that's been so nice to me. And you have such a cool house. And your team rocks!"
And he returned the compliment.
"And you, um, have such good taste in coaches!"
He invited her for a soak in the tub.
"Nice weather we're having!" "As opposed to what?"
The next day he invited her over for an evening backrub.
Coaches know all about stiff muscles.
Lucy began to look forward eagerly to her professional visits to the pad.
"I hope he's home today."
At the punching bag
(This was fun for both me and Damion; first time I ever had anyone offer a visitor lessons on a skilling device.)
"Ah Lucy, I do love -- um -- soaking in the tub."
Damion is uncharacteristically shy.
With anyone else he would be putting on the moves, kissing the arms,
heading for the bed.
But somehow with Lucy... (Cue sappy violins)
He didn't stop having parties.
He's talking to Regina London (who's off-limits because of Randy); in the tub are Marcel and I think Jennifer (both Damion's lovers) and Mitch Lawson (it looks like; not sure why he's here).
And playing with playboy toys.
(The first time I've had a pool table; pretty amazing animations!)
But he was happiest when Lucy was around.
And not only because of the view.
"Why haven't I seduced this woman yet?"
Finally, the Big Day came: Damion was elected to the Neighborhood One
Generic Sports Hall of Fame.
Despite the silly hat.
With his lifetime goal out of the way (well, his first one anyway; now he wants to be a Celebrity Chef, but that may not be in the cards), other things also became clear.
"Lucy, come over! We can play some pool and, um, talk."
For narrative purposes, he's nervous, despite the permanently platinum plumb bob.
"Lucy, I -- you -- it's been..."
"I mean, you're such a good friend, and I -- that is -- I wonder if we could ever
be, you know, anything more than -- frmmmmph?"
She didn't need much of a hint.
It's fun when two Sims get to be really good friends, and then all over sudden bang fall in love. Hm, sort of like real life? *8)
"I'm not getting any younger, but if you don't mind living with an old man..." "Just show me the dresser!" "Um, well..." (I should buy Damion a dresser.)
Lucy is a Popularity Sim (fortunately; Romance would
have been inconvenient),
with the usual good skill levels, and a desire to have twenty
Best Friends (that's one I've never tried
before; should be interesting).
And it turns out she was running for the City Council.
The election results are in; Lucy wins!
Helped by that whole llama-corruption scandal in the other party. (Actually she spun up a bunch of career-related Wants, and the first one that came up on the computer was Politics, and I haven't run a politician since Benjamin Long turned to science. We'll see if she stays in the career, or retires in order to work on her LTW. They're pretty well off for money, from Damion's savings.)
The Victory Party
Next she spun up Have a Party and Have a Great Party Wants, and we did those too. (Newly moved-in Sims are always pretty low on aspiration, and this makes us nervous; so we spoil them for awhile to start out.)
It was a great success.
Platinum for (presumably?) the first time in her life.
After the party, Damion suggested a little rest on the bed.
Lucy feigns surprise.
Getting more serious.
After the storm.
The happy ending.
So there we are!
Damion has acheived his life's goal and found a life partner, and
Lucy Hanby has been rescued from NPChood.
Will happiness continue? Will Damion be faithful? Will Lucy?
Will there be children, marriage, jealousy, fights?
Will I actually let Damion age and die?
Some of these questions may be answered in
dozens of unnecessary pictures to follow.