A Rooms to Let Update
Mostly Joan and Peran
Some (many) pictures from the Rooms to Let scrapbook, picking up the story
just after Joan Danvers came back
Joan immediately fit back into the Rooms to Let crowd.
"Sure, 'rain' is possible in theory, but why has it never been observed?"
Peran Nolstovski quickly became a favorite of hers.
"And then the second muon says, 'But I'm spin one-half'!"
While her default adult clothes were fine for travelling, it felt good to be back in the family uniform again.
With her hat, of course, to make it her own.
She and Peran spent lots of time together.
Great minds think alike.
She'd had fun with Damion in college, but he'd never understood Joan's love of learning; Peran was something else entirely. (Note that this is just a friendly hug. That's teen townie Ricky Cormier looking scary in the red shirt.)
She did spin up Damion-involving Wants once in awhile, but they gradually sort of faded away. For narrative purposes, she eventually heard about the rest of his college career, and considers herself well rid of him. (In fact somewhere I have a picture of her falling out of love with Damion while at a party at Kenndy and Eleanor's; have to dig that up sometime.)
Of course she didn't neglect her studies, either.
Brandi's maxed nearly all skills, so she's a good tutor.
Yet another Chief of Staff in the making.
A family visit.
Introducing him to the parents, eh? Are you planning something here, Joan? (The white-haired dude is John Danvers, Joan's dad.)
A social evening.
Joan's talking to her mom Jean (who seems to be looking over at Peran; she knows something's up), and Peran's talking to John; Brandi and Sandy are making out as usual, and some visitor is raiding the fridge.
Somewhere in here, Peran got a job at the local Science Lab.
I'd had him staying home skilling, since he has the Max All Skills LTW, but for some reason I had him get a job here. Probably he spun up a Want and I was indulgent. Brandi behind him is, I think, headed for Chief of Staff herself.
They both rose quickly up their career ladders.
"The Research Department is very cool; they have five foosball tables!"
Dirty jokes in the twilight.
"And the nun says, 'oh, I didn't mean that lipstick!'" (How much more intimate can you get?)
One fateful evening, Peran gathered his courage, and took Joan's hands.
Right there in the living room.
In his sweatpants, yet.
The sweatpants were apparently not a problem. (Joan looks like she hasn't been getting enough sleep.)
After that hug, she just squeezed his hands and went off to take a shower.
But he knew everything had changed.
"What should I do now? Should I kiss her? Does she want me to go slowly, or fast? What are the rules?"
He thought of nothing but her.
The next morning he got up his courage again.
Their first kiss
"I hope she doesn't mind."
The immediate reaction
"I guess she didn't mind."
In fact she was just as obsessed with him.
(Car pool's getting crowded there.)
After a few days of tender kisses and the occasional breathless
groping on the couch, Joan came by Paren's room one weekend morning.
Just to discuss some of his art.
"Definitely a bridge, I agree."
The discussion moved to the bed.
And became less verbal.
Which is to say, Joan's bedroom has been pretty empty lately.
So Rooms to Let has two happy couples.
Which doesn't mean they're not still nerds.
The couple that skills together, stays together?
Peran continues to prosper.
Despite the funny "scholar" outfit, narf narf!
Still thinking of Joan.
Ah, much cooler-looking.
Amusing her with indecent suggestions.
The "Goose" action is really misnamed. (Note that when he's off doing science he thinks of Joan, and when he's flirting with Joan he thinks of science...)
Maxing his Creativity.
He knew he was done when he could say "I've never noticed how tight Brandi's dress is" without setting off the detector. But Joan is pretty safe; he only gets "flirt with Brandi" wants once in awhile, and I always ignore them.
Working with Joan on his surgery skills.
I like how Joan's looking at his thought-bubble here. She's taking a treadmill break to give him some pointers.
And generally enjoying life.
Since Brandi's guilty of it herself, she doesn't really mind their constantly fooling around in the livingroom; in this shot maybe Sandy's off somewhere and she's just a little lonely and grumpy and envious.
And somewhere in here Joan acheived her life's ambition.
How far she's come.
Neighborhood One is proud to announce its latest (or at least most recently announced) PermaPlatinum Sim, newly-appointed Chief of the Research Staff at Sim City General Hospital, our own Joan Danvers!
So that's Rooms to Let, busy as ever.
Peran is tutoring Allegra (briefly mentioned here and of whom more no doubt later), and Brandi is tutoring Sandy. Joan's somewhere else.
Further updates to follow, as more stuff happens. *8)