Lovar, spring, 2018
Naraj is 23, Erricson Frankson is 27
narrated by Naraj
My days start early, long before the sun is out.
i usually eat leftovers that Erricson has placed in the fridge for breakfast.
He has been busy trying to advance his career, especially since he was a new father and had child support payments. He works as a prep cook but wants a promotion.
Most of the time he is trying to get his name and food recognized.
He enters a lot of cooking competitions and he swears that winning is only a bonus,
but having other sims taste his food is what he is truly looking for.
I spend most of my time in lectures at the hospital.
It's my first year of medical school
and we have a lot to learn.
I like being in the simulation lab.
The hospital has a state of the art simulation center that allows students,
residents and doctors to train in a safe environment.
It's a good thing too since you don't want to make a mistake during surgery on a sim.
My father asked to meet for lunch and I should have known what he would be talking about.
I had been thinking about it as well, but i still felt that I needed more time. She's only been gone for about a year.
He surprised me. Instead of encouraging me to start dating again, he wanted to know if I would be ok with him dating again. Of course, mom has been gone for years. I think that she would want him to move on by now.
I did tell him what I had been thinking. I had decided that once I graduate from medical school I would like to settle down and have a family, but I wasn't naive. I knew that medical school wasn't the best environment to start and nurture a relationship. So in order to settle down and have a strong financial foundation for my future family, I needed help. I told dad that he could start making plans and getting things in order to start the process of an arranged marriage.
He was shocked to say the least, but I was prepared. He and mom were an arranged marriage, sort of. I wanted that. I wanted for my father, and my sister I assured him would be helping as well, to basically set me up on a blind date. Not a blind date that is just for fun, but with a woman who was seeking the same things as me and was willing to marry if we were compatible.
He said that he would contact my mother's family in Simborough for advice and help about arranged marriages. It won't be for several years, but with such a delicate process, arrangements need to be made far in advance.
I know it seems crazy and all of a sudden, but I know what I'm doing. Yes, I know what I'm doing.