Zachary, Sophie, and George Still more events at and around the Bright House

Last time we looked in at the Bright house, Martin and Allegra had moved out (and I really want to get around to showing off Allegra's very cool decor in her new bedroom back in the neighborhood, but that'll have to wait), and Hermes and Camryn were blissfully shacked up.

Since then, Zachary Langerak has moved in, so the second bedroom is occupied again.

Zachary arrives at college Another evening arrival. Zachary and his sister went off to college, and she arrived there, in this story.

He got down to his studies right away.

Zachary writes his first term paper Just like Hermes. Except he didn't soak in the hot tub with a beautiful blonde for a few hours first.

Zachary talks to Hermes about soup; Camryn studies off to the side He met his housemates the next day. "Yes! I love soup!"

Zachary and Hermes study together And quickly got into the swing of things. These Neighborhood One kids are all such nerds.

Zachary comes down the stairs in his normal clothes Back in his normal clothes. I think I sent Hermes out to the shop to buy them. Or something. The little swirly T-shirt just didn't work for Zachary. Camryn seems impressed with the look. Hermes is a little queasy about the fact that he's going to graduate soon and leave Camryn with this nice-looking guy for a few years.

Now we change scenes briefly and wind backward slightly in time, to someone who's been unnoticed in the background for awhile; teenage service Townie George McCarthy.

Peran and Brandi despise a statue at the Place, with a blond cashier in the background Peran and Brandi are not pleased by the statue! Note the blond teenager in the background.

Arcadia Bradshaw prepares for some changing-booth hijinks, with a blond cashier in the background Professor Bradshaw is up to something. Note the blond teenager in the background again. For some reason I don't seem to have a picture taken two minutes later, which would have shown him cheering as the Prof and Gina Raptor (at least I think that's who's already in the booth there) make the booth shake.

Also back in time, teenage non-service Townie Sophie Miguel.

Sophie soaks Jean Danvers with a baloon Sophie was mostly known as an annoying prankster. I'm posting the next few pictures just because they're funny (or at least they reflect something that was funny at the time (maybe you had to be there)), and because they have Jean Danvers in them.

Jean is annoyed Jean is not pleased. But isn't she cute?

Jean is about to bean Sophie with her own balloon Jean gets her revenge. Moo ha ha ha!

Sophie falls for Jean's joy-buzzer And then gets her revenge again. Bzzzzzt! (I dunno why this picture is so much brighter; maybe my hand slipped in Photoshop.)

Jean is triumphant Jean is triumphant. Okay, so Jean's being maybe a tad mean here; but Mad Scientists can be like that. And normally Sophie's victims just shoo her away; about time she got pranked back.

One person Sophie didn't prank was Zachary Langerak; as we saw before, Zachary thought she was just swell. At college he missed her, and hoped (Wanted, in fact) that she would soon join him there.

By a great coincidence, she (and George, just for company) shortly did.

George and Sophie arrive at college George and Sophie arrive at college. Hey, those are Jennifer's clothes! Sophie doesn't look bad in them, though. George and Sophie are both Fortune, it turns out. Which is too bad, given that they have no money to speak of. I put them in the humonguous Sim State Dorm (population 14), which I'd never played before.

The mysterious Dawson Day entering his dorm room. The dorm was full of interesting people. Hey, it's the mysterious Dawson Day (father of Gabriel Raptor)! So he's a normal dormie after all.

Sophie and George studying The two new students began to settle in. George was reasonably happy, but Sophie (having basically no skills, as well as no money) was struggling to keep her aspiration up. The dorm's so huge that it takes forever just to walk around, and it's pretty bare.

Sophie in the shower, with the door open "Sigh." "Um, Sophie, I think the idea of the co-ed bathroom is that when you're in the girls' shower you close the door." "Whatever. Sigh."

Zachary hugs Sophie, in the twilight, out in front of her dorm Visits from her friends were her only consolation. On this visit specifically, she greeted Zachary and he autonomously hugged her romantically back. Even though, due to aging-up, they were no longer in crush or love. I didn't think Sims did that!

Sophie loves Zachary In love again. A different kind of sigh.

The First Kiss Not long after, at yet another party at the Bright house.

Sophie moves in with Zachary Sophie moves in. "Where will I sleep?" "If you don't mind sleeping in my room, there are two single beds." "Oh, um, okay, that'd be, um, great!"

Sophie dashes off to class "Whoa, look at the time!" Rushing off to class in her bikini. That's Justin Danvers, Zachary's sister's boyfriend, talking to his (Justin's) teenage sister Jan on the walk there. I don't remember what they're doing there (neither of them live here); Neighborhood One and SSU are both all cluttered up with Danverses quite often lately.

Sophie settles into her bed, looking over at Zachary in his. "He's such a hunk." These two are much more restrained than Justin and Olivia a few blocks away (not to mention Hermes and Camryn right here). At least so far! But in any case Sophie's very glad to be out of the dorm (we'll have to check back with George eventually; he's doing pretty well in the relationship department himself), and Hermes is now less worried about leaving Camryn and Zachary in the same house when he graduates.

So now you're all up to date again. Next time: who knows?