“Did you do what I think you did? You DID! You invited Brenna! Are you crazy!?”
”I thought you wanted me to get together with her? What is your issue?”
“You can’t just- bull through this! You like her right? Really like her?”
“I-I well, yeah. But I don’t know her well yet and I’d like to change that, alright? I’d like to do this my way, alright? So, why don’t you keep a look out for her, huh?”
… “Alright then.”
A few minutes later:
“She’s here, Blake! But she’s all the way outside. Better hurry to meet her, huh?”
He hurried to meet her, running his cute buns off. And when he saw her, he got that same star-struck look on his face he had when he first saw her.
“Hi yourself. Partying?”
“Sorta. The Watcher heard about something happening here, so decided to check it out,” he said with a one-shoulder shrug.
“Watcher? You’re a Watched Sim?”
“Hello, Brenna. I’m Blake’s Watcher. Nice to meet ya.” –mutters under breath—“Again…”
“Oh, well hello! It-it’s nice to meet you-“ Her brow furrowed in concentration.
Blake stepped forward in that moment and he grabbed both of Brenna’s hands gently in his. “You ok?” he asked softly.
She seemed to swallow. “Uh- yeah. Thanks.” She smiled at him softly.
“You’re beautiful, ya know that.” I swear I heard a catch in Blake’s voice.
“Don’t overdo it,” I warned him softly.
But there was no stopping him. He blew her a cute little kiss, which she seemed to dig.
So far, so good, right? Well, Blake had always been a little- impulsive. Before I knew that, there he went! He moved right in to still her first kiss!
She rocked back on her heels, looking a little dazed, though I can’t say she hadn’t enjoyed it. She smiled at him. “Thanks,” she murmured. ”I-I need to get home, b-but thanks for the lovely evening.”
“Wait! Before you go, let’s take a picture, to commemorate this? Is that alright?” Blake wheedled. The man had a lethal smile, let me tell ya…
Sure enough, Brenna couldn’t resist it either. And Blake got his picture to commemorate their first kiss.
Once that was done, Brenna looked at him for a moment, then turned to walk away. “Brenna?” She turned to look at him for a moment. “Thank you. You really brightened up this evening.” That earned him an eyeroll, but I could see the secret little grin on her face as she walked away.
“You are looking far too smug, ya know.”
“What? I’m just working out.”
“No, you are definitely looking smug. I mean, you aren’t exactly the most humble Sim on the best of days, but since you kissed Brenna, I’ve wandered if your head would fit through the door a few times!”
He grinned. “Jealous?”
–rolls eyes—“No. Look, I’m serious. That could have gone really badly. When you see her again, you need to take it slow. Listen to me, will ya?”
He frowned and then nodded slowly. “Alright. I can do that.”
“Alright. Good boy. Now, home time, I think.”
“When can I have something beside salad!?”
“Oh stop your complaining. A few more meals and you should be good enough not to burn your house down.”
“Ok, I’ve had food… though it was unsatisfying. Had a shower. Which, just so you know, the hot water only lasts a couple seconds. Now, to make a quick phone call.”
“Complain, complain, complain! Don’t want to go crazy yet, even with a bit of money. And wait, who- You’re inviting her over?”
He ignored me and then there was a knock on the door. He grinned. “That would be her now.” He walked to the door and opened it, leaning in the doorway for a moment so he could look at her. “Welcome to my- humble abode.”
She came in and looked around. “It’s actually really cute. Very- homey.”
Blake snorted. “Yeah, homey is one word for it. Though, it’s more than I had growing up. And it will get bigger, with time.” He looked around for a moment, nodding his head at the visions in his head. Then he grinned sheepishly. “C’mon, have a seat. Sorry, just enough room for the loveseat there.”
So, ok, I can admit now that I made a mistake. I took over for Blake, helping him along. Or at least, I tried.
But Brenna wasn’t quite as taken with it as I thought she’d be. There was a moment of awkward silence and then she smiled at him.
“Blake, why uh, why don’t you be yourself? Um, Watcher? Can you uh, leave me and Blake alone for a little while?”
“Uh… yeah, sure. Sorry about that-“
So honestly, not sure how it played out, though I can guess. Blake was wearing a grin for the next couple days and he was humming under his breath as he was doing, well, everything, even making his salads. Which he didn’t complain about once!
For two days, Blake and I talked of inconsequential things and I Watched him do work outs. And then Brenna returned to fish in the same spot that Blake had seen her before. I watched from afar as he asked her something.
The next thing I know, we’re at the musuem!
“The musuem? Odd venue for you, Blake.”
“Thought it would be a nice change, a little different. It’s a pretty old building, plus… well, that’s for later.”
The two sat and talked for quite a while in the musuem.
Then Blake took Brenna’s hand and helped her off the bench. He just loved looking into her eyes. He smiled gently as he brought a hand up to brush it over her cheek.
“I uh, have something I want to- show you, ok?”
She looked at him for a moment, intrigue. “Alright then, Blake. Let’s go.”
He took her hand and led her out of the museum, down to the edge of the river outside of the Musuem.
The two of them looked at one another for a long moment before Blake pulled her into his arms for a scorching kiss. Yowza!
They separated, needing to take a breath. Then Blake just looked at her for a long moment again. “Brenna? I-I know we haven’t been seeing each other long, but… I have an important question for you.” He took a deep breath to steel himself and then got down on one knee.
“Brenna Hailama, life is too short to wait on the important things. You are one of those important things to me. I-I know we have a lot of things to learn about each other and I’m more than willing to dedicate the rest of our lives to doing that. W-would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?” The ring flashed happily in the sunlight as he pulled it from his pocket.
Brenna could only clap her hands to her mouth for a moment before she smiled wide, looking at the ring he’d slid on her finger, then looking at him.
“Yes, Blake. Yes, I’ll marry you. We’ll spend the rest of our lives getting to know one another,” she murmured as she leaned forward to press her lips gently to his.
Then she gave a loud whoop of delight and leapt into his arms. “Oof!”
They looked into each other’s eyes for a long moment, the Watcher sighing happily. Blake gently let Brenna down and they held one another tightly, both quivering slightly.
“For the love of my life,” Blake whispered as a long-stemmed rose appeared behind his back and then he brought it out from behind to present to his new fiance.
Blake pulled her close once more. “You have made me the happiest man in the world right now.”
Brenna leaned close and whispered in his ear. “Let’s go home.”