This is it! The last rotation of Spring 3 – Ashton Cooke!

Ashton, the youngest of the Cooke triplets, is a Family/Grilled Cheese sim who wants to be a Celebrity Chef.

Another move out, another starter house. The bedrooms are big, but the main room’s kind of small.

There weren’t any Culinary jobs available, so Ashton headed off to his interim job in Science.

The welcome wagon came by while he was gone. Bolts stood around heartfarting Sandy for about 3 hours.

Davis returned home late, with a promotion.

He really wanted to invite a specific person over, but she wasn’t home.

So he had a solitary evening of toymaking and grilled cheese eating.

It didn’t take Ashton long to decide that he didn’t like living alone.

Ashton came home the next day with a promotion.

He was finally able to get hold of Marisa and invite her over. He was very happy to see her.

(I was really hoping Ashton would have good boltage with Marisa, after what happened in the hot tub at Nadezda’s dance studio. Ashton’s the one who grew Brittany up, which usually means I get them together, but Brittany’s the only nonmarried sim Stepan’s come across so far that he has 2 bolts with. Ashton now has only 1 bolt with Brittany – it seems to go back and forth – but a solid 2 bolts with Marisa. Hooray!)

Ashton and Marisa had a great date.

Then Ashton said goodbye. He wanted to ask Marisa to move in, but he couldn’t quite get up the nerve – he was afraid she would say no.

Ashton had some studying to do for work.

He decided to break up the monotony by inviting Makari over for an outing.

More toymaking.

As soon as it was light out, Ashton called up Marisa again.

They both had the same thing on their minds, so they headed for the couch.

“Marisa, would you be interested in moving in with me?”

“Oh, Ashton! I’d love to!”

Ashton had to head off to work, leaving Marisa alone in her new home.

Marisa worked in the medical field, but there were no medical jobs in Willow Valley, so she headed to the computer to find a new one. Her dream career wasn’t available, so she took a job in Athletic as a stopgap.

Makeover time! She can keep the dress.

Marisa Bendett is a Fortune sim and rolled the secondary of Grilled Cheese, just like Ashton. Her LTW is to top the Dance career, which is great because there just happens to be one spot open.

The fridge was full of leftover grilled cheese. Marisa thought this was going to work out quite well.

As soon as Ashton returned home from work, he and Marisa headed out to their newly purchased business.

Tots Best Toys sold toys and playground equipment of all kinds.

It’s the 15th player owned business! That opens up another Business District, increasing the SM to 20 and the population to 1100! Positions in medicine and journalism are now open, and politics is unlocked.

A quick date before opening up the store was quite productive.

Ashton made toys, while Marisa handled running the business. For some reason, the place wasn’t very popular with customers – after 24 hours, it was still only level 1.

Still, they ended the evening on a high note.

They headed home for a private wedding ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Bendett

They then moved to the couch to celebrate their wedding.

They headed to bed for their wedding night, where Marisa dreamed about…Ethan Barrett? Um, ok, then.

Over a grilled cheese breakfast, Marisa thought about how nice woohoo was. Ashton was a family sim and wanted a few kids, and she was ok with that – especially since it would take woohoo to get them.

After breakfast, Marisa searched the job listings. There was no position in Dance, but she did hurry to let Ashton know that a Culinary position was open.

The grilled cheese didn’t go down too well.

Ashton headed to work, and returned an hour or so later with a chance card promotion.

What better way to spend a suddenly free afternoon, than by painting a picture of the best food ever?

Also, Ashton maxed his arts & crafts enthusiasm.

“Honey, we’re having a baby.”

“That’s amazing.”

“A cozy home with the woman I love, my dream job, and a baby on the way. Life is awesome.”

Shortly after Ashton left, Marisa headed off to work herself.

They returned home with double promotions.

Marisa headed off for a nap, but was woken by Pop #2.

“Honey! I found a job in Dance!” Marisa called excitedly.

“That’s awesome, sweetie!” Ashton shouted back, before stuffing a handful of chocolate in his mouth.

And…Spring 3 is finished! It’s been a long haul, but all households are now ready for summer aside from a little bookkeeping.

Stats:

Sims 55
Households 14
Owned lots 15
Unowned lots 2
Military lot? YES
Business districts 3
Universities 0
Downtown? 0
Sim multiplier 20
Population 1100
Uni funds 265200

Careers:

Adventure 1 of 1
Architecture 3 of 6
Athletic 2 (unlocked)
Business 6 (unlocked)
Criminal 1 of 2
Culinary 3 (unlocked)
Dance 1 of 1
Education 1 of 4
Entertainment 1 of 1
Intelligence 2 of 2
Journalism 0 of 2
Law Enforcement 2 of 3
Medicine 0 of 1
Military 1 (unlocked)
Music 0 (unlocked)
Oceanography 0 (1 special)
Politics 0 (unlocked)
Science 0 of 1 (2 special)
Slacker 1 of 1

Businesses:

Larisa’s Fish Market Pavlov Rank 10
Five & Dime Pavlov Rank 8
Club C Cooke Rank 10
Cooked To Perfection Cooke Rank 6
Wired Bruce Rank 7
Games Ahoy Hamilton Rank 6
Hobby Horse Picaso Rank 8
Galleria Pederson Rank 6
Cakewich Thayer Rank 6
A Whole New You Carr Rank 10
Miss Nadezda’s Dance Studio Carr Rank 7
Paws Cooke-Pavlov Rank 4
Sunshine Floral St. Pavlov Rank 3
Sleep Soft Fairchild Rank 4
Tots Best Toys Bendett Rank 1

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