Dinah really wanted some of the cake slice that I left on the counter the night before, but Cheshire made sure she couldn’t get to it. Cheshire is so responsible that way. I’m sure he didn’t eat any himself.
The day dawned dark and rainy. That’s Hetal’s favorite kind of day, you know. I hope she was thinking of me when she looked at the rain. I didn’t used to like rainy days at all. Sunny days are so much more cheerful and friendly. But now that I know how much my true love likes them, I’m going to see if I can figure out what might be good about them.
Running out to catch my carpool is definitely NOT one of those good things.
I’m getting to know my coworkers better, though, and that makes work a lot of fun.
Today, we got a call from Serena Durwood, who set fire to her kitchen. Her house was pretty nice. Rick Lugosi doesn’t seem to be down anymore. He said his ex-girlfriend was “taken care of.” There are some things it’s better not to ask about, especially from a vampire.
Serena didn’t really look like the kind of person who did her own cooking. Maybe she shouldn’t get near the stove anymore.
The kitchen fire was the biggest fire I’ve ever put out, and I did it all by myself. It was such a pretty fire. Moonlight Falls Fire Department was so impressed that I got another promotion!
I have this job aced.
When I got outside after the fire was long out, Serena was still freaking out in the back yard.
I told her not to worry. This is my job. People pay me to put out fires. Everything was under control.
Once Serena started to calm down, she really wanted to talk. She followed me back to the truck to talk.
And talk some more. She sure didn’t seem to mind the rain. I didn’t really enjoy getting soaked, but she was having such a good time, I thought it would be impolite to say so.
Serena turns out to be a witch too! I’m just a witch magnet. That part’s not too bad.
When I finally dragged back to the firehouse and changed clothes, it was almost quitting time. I quickly got in a bit of maintenance on the fire alarm. I really wanted to see Hetal again. I didn’t have any money left to go out to dinner, but I wonder if she’d go for some kind of intellectual date. Maybe the art museum?
Just before I grabbed my phone, it rang on its own! It was Hetal! She wanted to invite me out on a date. It’s like we were cosmically connected.
She gave me the address of the place where she wanted to meet. I was out the door and on my bike faster than you could say, “Lickety split!”
I have to say that Hetal’s choice of romantic locations surprised me. The address she gave me turned out to be the local junkyard.
When Hetal arrived, she was dressed in a cap and gown. She’d come straight from her high school graduation ceremony. How sweet!
She said she’d just gotten a job as a Podium Polisher at the courthouse. My girl was a future Leader of the Free World! I was so proud.
Hetal really appreciated my hard day at work, and she wanted to help me relax. She truly has magic fingers.
I got lost just looking in her eyes.
I knew what I wanted to do, so I just stopped worrying and rolled with it.
Hetal said yes!
I figured she’d want a big wedding, but she didn’t want to wait at all. She said she couldn’t think of a better place to become my wife.
I’m not sure I exactly get the romance of a junkyard. I guess the bits of scrap did sparkle in the sunset. And the only other people there with us were also clearly in love, so maybe it’s just me who thought it was weird.
I guess there are a lot of things about Hetal I’m going to spend my life figuring out. I can’t wait to start.
Hetal Anjali became Hetal Wonderland that night, and we started our life together.
As I held her close, she whispered in my ear, “Do you think your house is big enough for all of us?”
“All of us?” I asked.
“You, me, and my mom,” she said. “Of course Mom is going to live with us.”
I could not have come up with something funnier if I tried. I don’t know which expansion added the ability of townies to call you for dates, but it’s fabulous. Hetal really did call right as I was clicking Allison’s phone to ask her out on a date. Only a Sims townie would invite someone out on a date to the junk yard. But apparently it’s a pretty popular spot for lovers in Moonlight Falls.
The junkyard isn’t the one that came with the town. I don’t have anything against Grady’s Junkstop, but I already played it in Sunset Valley. I downloaded the Meteor Aftermath Junkyard from Mod The Sims. If I’d realized such an important event would happen there after dark, I’d’ve added lights.