The Cooke-Pavlov family

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Left to right: Jake, Felix, Eva, Kylie, Denise, Sofiya

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The inheritance came in right after Kylie paid the taxes. It was quite impressive – around $40,000, not counting the $15,000 Kylie got from the sale of her dads’ businesses.

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She and Sofiya discussed it over a breakfast of leftovers, after the kids had left for school.

They both agreed that they should use the money for something special, but they couldn’t come up with any great ideas.

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Sofiya then headed off for one of her two work days this rotation. Kylie will only have to work once.

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Kylie spent the day hanging out in her jammies, chatting on the phone and playing with the cat.

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They bought some new solar panels to have a full line on the roof.

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After the kids got home, Kylie took Denise and Jake to the store to sell living chairs.

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They got a Best of the Best award, and sold chairs like crazy.

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By the time they headed home after a short 6 hour stint, they had earned $7600 and reached level 8.

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Jake needed an aspiration boost after their visit to the store, so he invited his boyfriend Pau over for a date.

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Felix was very excited to get his first A+, but disappointed that he had homework.

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He hung out with Eva to fulfill his want to make a friend.

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Denise kept working on making flower arrangements, hoping for a gold badge.

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Sofiya was glad to see Eva on a date with George when she got home. It was good for a young Romance sim to play the field. Not that Sofiya had ever done that, herself, but she understood the desire to do so.

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Felix was happy his Momma was home.

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Eva had to interrupt her date to greet Samuel Jarvi as he walked by, and was pleased to discover they had two bolts!

(Samuel is a new CAS sim.)

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Pau and Jake enjoyed some time in the hot tub after their date.

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Eva made George her #3 woohoo.

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Then she headed right out to get to know Samuel.

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Felix snuck off to bed early, but he was caught and forced to skill until bedtime.

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“And so I’m really hoping to improve our family’s net worth…”

“Hey, Samuel, I didn’t bring you out here to discuss finances.”

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“Um…wait, what?”

“Oh, George, you didn’t think we were exclusive, did you?”

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Denise wanted to get a job in Military for some reason, so I let her. But then I saw that she wouldn’t ever actually go to work, as she got the job Friday night, had Saturday and Sunday off, and is due to go to college on Sunday night. So she quit.

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“I’m surprised you’re still bringing roses after you caught Eva cheating.”

“Hey, it’s a date. I’m an NPC, I’ll take what I can get.”

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Aw, I love when teens tuck in their little brothers and sisters.

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By the next morning, Kylie had finally figured out what she wanted to do with the inheritance money, so she sat down at the computer.

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The Cooke-Pavlovs are going on vacation!

I love Felix’ little red suitcase.

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Kylie bought this lovely vacation home in Takemizu Village.

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It came with very basic kitchen and bathroom furnishings as well as a cheap double bed. It was furnished much more nicely, with good beds for everyone along with skilling and leisure activities.

(The flower and robot benches were brought from home and will go back with them.)

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They immediately headed out to a community lot, where Denise decided to groom the Zen garden.

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Hi there, George!

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Kylie took Jake, Felix, and Denise on a tour.

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Eva preferred to shop for jewelry.

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Sofiya decided to dig up the dirt, and found a map to a secret lot on her first try.

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The family moved off to a new lot, where Denise tried to catch the ninja to learn to teleport. Unfortunately, she was completely blocked by the knee-high fence.

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Felix was able to get a start on learning to bow.

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After Kylie was struck by lightning in the hot spring (along with some random tourist), they decided to head home.

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The next day, Sofiya took the family to the mysterious pagoda (or whatever it’s called) and had tea with the Wise Old Man.

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He bowed, fished with the family, and even learned to hang loose, but he never got around to doing tai chi.

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After the family returned home, Denise headed out on her own, and finally found the ninja in the middle of the night. “Can you teach me to teleport?”

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“Sure, why not? I can’t imagine that giving a teenager that ability would ever cause problems. Here, just hold your hands like this…”

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“Awesome!”

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“Man, those superhero jumps are hard on your knees.”

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The boys seemed to really enjoy the pond at the vacation house.

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In the morning, Sofiya headed out to the pagoda alone.

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It took me a while to figure it out. I thought Sofiya needed to do Tai Chi with the Wise Old Man, but it turned out she just needed to be friendly and get the relationship up.

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She finally got her dragon scroll.

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She made sure to learn to bow before heading home.

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Then she taught Felix to bow.

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Eva got a silver badge!

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Kylie and Jake went to the hot springs, where Kylie learned how to give an acupressure massage, and fell in love with the tri-part painting.

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Jake’s tour did not go well, although he still got an aspiration boost.

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“I think this trip was a great choice to spend our inheritance money,” Jake said over a fish dinner. His siblings agreed.

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Denise learned how to make snapdragons! She made 3 for the vacation home.

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The rest of the family spent a good bit of time fishing while Denise was chained to the flower bench.

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All too soon, it was time to pack their bags and return home. Unfortunately, they couldn’t take the penguin with them.

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Back home, the street was very busy with the maid and the gardener making their daily rounds.

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Vacation souvenirs were displayed in a corner of the living room.

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And they got a copy of that painting Kylie liked so much.

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Kylie and Sofiya decided to head straight to the store, bringing Denise along as she had the highest aspiration of the teens.

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Orlando must need lots of living chairs for his and Marya’s new house.

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Back home, Kylie sold the Takemizu vacation house back to the community. She had spent about $45,000 buying and furnishing it, and got back $28,000 after depreciation. Now all the other households in Willow Valley can “rent” a depreciated vacation home if they want.

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Jake’s aspiration was a bit low, so he asked Pau over for a date.

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Denise also needed a boost after her time at the store, so she invited Malvina over.

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Malvina brought Vyn as her friend, which turned out to be a mistake.

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“Yeah, you should probably go now. Buh-bye!”

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Finally, Denise was able to get down to the business of her date.

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Meanwhile, the Romance sim hung out on the robot bench by herself, trying to max her Tinkering enthusiasm.

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Felix met Cyan Bendett, and confused her with his bow.

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Eva successfully made a Munchie Bot, and shortly afterward got her Tinkering glow.

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Denise made some snapdragons, and put one out in the crafting room and another in the study area in the living room.

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Malvina brought a gift to celebrate her girlfriend coming to college soon.

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Jake’s finished earning all his skill scholarships! Now he can have fun the rest of the season.

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The next morning, Kylie and Sofiya headed to the store early to dazzle sims into buying living chairs.

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Jake was the lucky teen selected to go with them and man the cash register, while he thought about getting married.

The store reached level 9, and they earned about $7800.

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Back home, the Cooke family came over for family Sunday! The guests totaled 11, including Sharlene’s boyfriend Saveliy.

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Felix had a fun game of basketball with his cousin Jenna.

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Eva’s aspiration was low, so she invited David over for some romantic canoodling.

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Most of the kids actually didn’t know each other, so they had fun finding common interests.

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The Cooke-Pavlovs were sure to share their new knowledge of bowing.

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The Cooke kids picked it up pretty fast.

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Jake made a big pot of chili for lunch, and the kids swarmed it.

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“We should go on a dream date soon.”

“Sounds awesome. We should also buy new swimwear.”

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Speaking of new clothes, Eva decided she should try something more summery. There was also the advantage of showing off her vacation souvenir necklace better.

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Colin finally managed to make un-burnt lobster.

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Time for Denise to head to college! She earned $7250 in scholarships (grades, 7 skills, and dance) and has a trust fund of $69,100.

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Jake made a booty call to Pau. Unfortunately, they were still at the flirting stage when Pau had to leave due to Kylie sending everyone home.

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Sofiya saw a little stray cat wandering the yard, and decided to say hello.

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After a little while, she was able to adopt her!

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The kids got in some phone time before school.

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Sofiya got Melanie a collar and taught her to use the toilet.

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Kylie wanted to make friends with Saveliy, so she invited him over. He brought Sharlene as his friend.

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Both Ava and Jake accompanied their moms to the business for the last session.

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Eva met a college guy, and thought he was super hot.

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Agnes was kind enough to help them out with the bushes.

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Silly playables, blocking the cash register.

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Back home, Jake called Pau over for a date, and he brought Artur along. Eva called up the next sim on her conquest list, but he refused to come over.

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She called up her usual standby, David Ottomas, instead.

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Apparently the day was too hot for the hot tub.

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Felix was excited to meet the new cat.

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Eva got into heat stroke territory by making out.

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A glass of water was very helpful.

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Going for a woohoo right afterward was a risky choice, but fortunately worked out okay.

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Eva and Jake stayed up late into the night enjoying themselves.

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The family received a total of 3 outing gifts.

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Cat fight!

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Melanie was the decided winner.

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In the morning, Kylie and Sofiya spent some time being lovey-dovey after the kids left for school.

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Their large number of solar panels got them a bills rebate of $287.

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Kylie was by herself during the day, and spend most of her time talking on the phone.

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Jake brought Akim home on the bus, and had a fun outing with him.

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Felix brought home Akim’s brother Lyosha, and they were friends by the time Lyosha left.

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Rufina finished getting all her skills for scholarships.

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Then who should come by but Otto Jarvi. He’s Samuel’s twin, and he’s the one who wouldn’t come over yesterday.

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That evening, it was time for Felix’ birthday!

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Felix became a Knowledge/Fortune sim with a long term want to top the Journalism career.

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He got a new hairstyle and more grown-up glasses.

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Eva got another notch on her belt. She’s 1/4 of the way to her LTW.

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Jake and Felix finally became best friends.

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Kylie headed off to her one day of work this season.

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The kids hung out on free will as the season came to an end.

That’s it for the Cooke-Pavlov family! Next up is the Parkers.

Stats:

Family: Cooke-Pavlov

Businesses:

Fortunate Living, rank 9

General fund contributions: $29,500 (taxes $24,500, school fees $5,000)

Playable sims: 138

Sim multiplier: 67

Population: 9246

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