Friday morning began with Vamsi serving up a big bowl of cereal for breakfast. She then sat Cheva down and made clear her desire to see Cheva settled before she dies. Cheva was indignant at first, being a romance sim after all, and wanting to keep her options open. But the tears in her mother's eyes moved her to rethink her plans. Vamsi made mention of "that nice boy, Alec who used to come around" and Cheva did indeed remember all the excitement of her teenage love. She agreed to invite Alec over and see if the spark was still there. Upon arrival, Cheva tried out a little tentative hand holding and she and Alec immediately fell in love once again. To make her mother happy, Cheva proposed on the spot - Alec was so surprised he looked as if he'd have a heart attack, but he agreed readily to the engagement. Vamsi was over the moon. Cheva then invited one of the private school headmasters, Andrew Gonzaga over in the hopes of getting to know him a little better and left Alec to play chess by himself. Vamsi harvested some tasty cucumbers from her garden and after stocking the fridge with them, she called her boyfriend, Nicholas Davidson and invited him over to spend the day with her. Cheva planted a new crop of cucumbers before leaving in the carpool for her first day in the workforce as a Team Mascot. She was promoted on her first day, to Minor Leaguer. Upon her arrival home, Vamsi was once more nagging at her - a lot of talk about not letting the flames die down and that Vamsi wanted to live to see her wedding. Cheva and Alec headed out to the backyard to the very same wedding arch under which her parents were married many years before. Vamsi caused a scandal by wearing a white dress that looked suspiciously like a wedding gown at her own daughter's wedding. Though the house had many guests that evening, only Vamsi and Nicholas wanted to watch Cheva and Alec exchange their vows.
Afterwards, Cheva and Alec borrowed Vamsi's bed for their very first woohoo. Wow, a romance sim who had yet to woohoo on her wedding day. It may be a first in my game!
In the early hours of Saturday morning, a burglar came to rob the Gieke household of their drum kit. Cheva grudgingly woke up to call the police but immediately crawled back in to bed. The policeman wasn't much use - he lost the fight with the burglar and hence the burglar got away with her crime. Upon arriving home from work, poor old Cymmi died of old age. Everybody but Bonkers was asleep and missed his last moments. Later that morning, after some tending to her garden plot, Vamsi gained membership to Peerless Park. Cheva and Alec had no desire to stick around in Cheva's mother's house now that they were married - as soon as she was up, Cheva scanned the newspaper to find them a place of their own and they moved out immediately. Vamsi, being a family sim, was devestated at her suddenly empty nest. She was left with one incredibly elderly cat and a bird that she'd never much cared for. She called the pet adoption service to adopt a sweet little female kitten named Adalita. Bonkers got in to a horrible fight in the backyard with a stray dog named Pepper. Bonkers was the victor. He headed inside to celebrate with some cat food - and then Grim appeared to take him to the other side. Vamsi didn't even have time to say goodbye - he was gone before she could get to him.
Vamsi spent the afternoon with the self help books until she felt she'd mastered the art of anger management. She later got a phone call from her friend Sheila Patch and they became best friends from this small contact. Vamsi was miserable over having no way to resurrect Bonkers (she was actually quite fond of Bonkers) and decided to take solace in adopting another kitten. She also figured the other kitten would keep Adalita company. So she adopted another female kitten named Arliah. The ghost of Lainey was wandering about that night, but didn't scare a single person - she must be losing her edge!
On Sunday morning Vamsi served up a big breakfast of pancakes and invited her new best friend Sheila over to enjoy them with her. She spent much of the day studying her fire safety manual until she felt she had mastered it. Then she spent the entire evening just hanging out with Sheila. A very quiet day compared to the two preceding days.