Monday, April 13, 2015

Shocked, 2018

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.


  1. I'm sure you do know what you're doing, Naraj - and I totally understand where he's coming from. I'd rather do it his way than go out and take chances dating myself :) Have you got any ideas about who Naraj and his family might be making arrangements with? Arranged marriages are very common in Kulo Seeri, but obvoiusly things are very different there than in Apple Valley... it'll certainly be interesting to see how things work out for him!

    It's definitely a positive thing that both Naraj and Johan are starting to think about the possibility of new relationships. Losing Jadhira and Cassidy was hard for them, I know because I was sitting at my computer with a box of tissues both times, but I'm glad they're willing to let other Sims into their lives in that way. :)

    1. I have an idea and I'm crafting the backstory. It's not a currently playable, so you haven't met them. As for Johan, I can't wait to see what happens. He's been so focused with work and raising Udar that he's neglected himself. Thanks for reading and commenting

  2. That's kind of interesting - an arranged marriage! I remember you saying that you did it with Naraj's parents as well but it had slipped my mind when I started reading this. I'm assuming Simborough is another simmer's hood?

    You know, the idea of an arranged marriage has potential. As long as Naraj and whoever the woman is have the final say on everything, it's not much different from going on a regular blind date that may or may not lead to marriage. Should be fun to see what happens!

    1. Yes, it is another simmer. A lot of my older sims had semi arranged marriages in which I swapped sims with another simmer. Jesse and Fiona, Bradford and Suzanna, Lyndon and Nicole. But this time it's not going to be a sim from another simmer, unless another simmer volunteers a sim for Naraj :) lol

      Thanks for reading and commenting

  3. Arranged marriage! I hadn't expected Naraj to want that, but I am very excited about this process, and who he ultimately will end up with. Do you already have someone in mind? How did or will you decide on who? I'm looking forward to seeing how he likes her once he meets her. And yes, waiting to start a marriage is definitely going to be easier once he gets past medical school. It was nice seeing Erricson work for his cooking, and try to get some recognition. Hopefully he gets into a good cooking position soon.

    1. I have someone in mind, but it's not a playable. I'm looking at chemistry and compatibility, in order to pair them. Usually I would get a sim from another simmer, but there are not a lot of simmers that still play in the fsbs style that would allow me to exchange sims, Thanks for reading and commenting


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