The next to last household of Spring 3 is Davis Cooke.

Davis is a Pleasure/Family sim who wants to top the Slacker career. Fortunately, there’s a position open thanks to Aglaya Hamilton’s internet cafe.

With so many move outs the last couple of seasons, I’ve had to add a couple more starter homes. I like this one. Like the others, it’s 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on a 2×2 lot.

Davis hit the jackpot with the jobs listings: there was a position in Slacker, and the car pool rolled up about 20 minutes after he took the job.

Davis came home with a promotion and found a housewarming gift on the lawn!

First thing after getting home, Davis called over his girl Sandy, who arrived fresh from work.

After a nice date, Sandy agreed to move in.

Then she was quite happy to help Davis break in the couch.

Sandy is a Romance/Fortune sim with a LTW to top Culinary. She brought in 14k in cash and another 10k in inventory items, giving her quite enough cash to purchase a business.

The new business, called Sleep Soft, sold comfy beds and would eventually add dressers.

After Sandy fixed up her hair and makeup, she and Davis went on a quick date before opening up the store.

Sandy sold beds like crazy, eventually gaining a gold sales badge, and they were able to fill out the store with dressers. By the time they headed home, Sleep Soft was up to a respectable Level 4.

Back home, Sandy got some new clothes.

“I’m not sure I should be doing this…but will you marry me?”

I do have a tendency to marry off Romance sims – if they don’t have a “20” LTW, and as long as one member of the couple has the want. I had the want to get engaged by Davis locked for a while until Sandy didn’t have the fear.

No red rings. I think that’s a good sign.

Since Culinary hadn’t shown up yet, Sandy headed off for another day as a Business shill.

Davis had 3 days off in a row, leaving him with little to do except hang around the house painting a portrait of his fiance. He was cool with that plan.

Sandy came home with a promotion! Davis and Sandy decided they were going to save up for a couple of seasons, so they could buy a sweet party pad with plenty of places to woohoo as well as fun stuff like a bubble blower and a bar.

Sandy and Davis celebrated the end of the workday with a date.

Sandy didn’t have a fear of marriage after the date, and Davis had the want, so they exchanged rings, with Davis becoming Mr. Fairchild.

The next day consisted of more painting.

Portraits finished! They’re asymmetric, but eh.

Sandy searched the job listings and found her desired job in Culinary! This gave her the day off.

She celebrated with a nap.

It was so nice being off with Davis. Plenty of time for fun that way.

The fun was interrupted when Sandy suddenly felt sick to her stomach and had to rush to the bathroom. Could she be pregnant? That had not been in the plan.

While Davis slept peacefully, Sandy stayed awake and contemplated. She was a Romance sim; she wasn’t meant to be a mother. At least there could be no doubt that Davis was the father. Not that she had any compunctions about woohooing with others, but she’d hate to have to tell Davis she was carrying another man’s child.

She managed to get only a little sleep, and was woken up from her catnap by her first pop.

“Davis?”

“Yes, sweetie?”

“We’re having a baby.”

“That’s great!” Davis frowned. “I mean, if you’re okay with it. I know you didn’t really want kids.”

Sandy sighed. “I suppose I’m all right with one.”

“Davis, do you think we’re getting too domestic?” Sandy asked as she ate her breakfast toaster pastry. After all, she was married with a baby on the way, a position she never would have pictured herself in.

“No, Sandy,” Davis said from the easel. “We can still party and have lots of fun. One baby won’t ruin that.”

Sandy wasn’t about to miss her first day in her dream career on account of this darn baby, so she headed off in her underwear.

She returned only a couple of hours later with a double promotion – one by chance card, and one by networking. I didn’t know that was possible, but I’m not complaining.

Davis, sadly, was not so lucky, as he was demoted for playing video games on his lunch break.

That’s it for the Fairchild household! Only one household to go in the season!

Stats:

Sims 54
Households 14
Owned lots 14
Unowned lots 2
Military lot? YES
Business districts 2
Universities 0
Downtown? 0
Sim multiplier 15
Population 810
Uni funds 265200

Careers:

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