Part I: Adults are gross
"God, Taylor, will you stop with the smuggling stories? You've really got me missing it!"
"So? You keep saying you're gonna call up some of your old henchmen and get back into it. What's stopping you?"
"Ya know, you're right!"
"A bank job, you say? I could get into a bank job."
Although she's a little jealous that Taylor got right into smuggling. In her day a college degree wouldn't have meant a thing in the underworld. How times change. (Wall art from Simsational Sandy's.)
Later that night, Brandi and Sandy get friendly in the living room, and Joan freaks out.
Adults are gross.
Then everyone gets dressed, and Brandi's off to work.
Joan: "Ewww!"; Brandi: "Was I that weird as a teenager?"; Sandy: "Mmmmm..."
Note that Sandy is looking the other way, and doesn't notice Brandi's outfit. This is significant.
Part II: To an ungrosser place
"Man, it's great hanging out with you guys. You wouldn't believe what the adults around here get into. I wish I was at college or something."
"But talking about important stuff, like space aliens..."
Joan doesn't seem to have noticed that Candice (center, a college student) has just as strong a tendency toward gross adult behavior as Brandi and Sandy. (That's Hermes Zoom on the left; he may be off to college soon himself.)
"That's it! I've got my scholarships, I'm old enough. I'm outta here!"
If I'd thought about it a little harder, I would have had her parents around for the great sendoff. But she was in a hurry.
Off into the future.
"It'll be great to be somewhere where people are into learning, not smooching!"
Joan is perhaps just a touch naive.
Part III: Sandy moves in
"Darling, please come over. I can't stand not seeing you."
Brandi's been calling for hours, but there's been no answer until now.
What does Sandy do for a living, anyway?
"What do you say? Move in with me? The place is empty without you!"
"I thought you'd never ask."
And OMG she's Romance. I should watch what I wish for: now I get to try to keep a Romance Sim happy and relatively monogamous while living in a boarding house. And she's also, well...
Shortly afterward, Brandi had to leave for work.
Could have sworn she was a famous doctor just the other day.
Is there a slight look of shock on Sandy's face when she sees Brandi's work clothes? If so, it's because Sandy is, yes that's right:
Up, up, and away!
Not exactly a recipe for domestic bliss, with one Captain Hero and two wannabe Criminal Masterminds in the same house. On the other hand, Sandy's LTW... Well, that's for another story.
What other bizarre twists of fate does destiny have in store for our protagonists? Will Sandy be forced to arrest her lover and her fellow roommate, or perhaps even imprison them on an isolated asteroid under an impenetrable stasis field? Will Joan find herself in a paradise of serious learning, or a den of gross smooching behavior? These questions and more may be answered someday, but not tonight!