Havar, fall, 2019
Bill is 35, Emma is 34, Jacob is 13 and Abigal is 12
optional soundtrack-Love the Way You Lie-Eminen ft Rihanna
narrated by Jacob
I don't understand my parents. They're having another baby, but I hear them argue all the time. I don't know why they are still together. They seem like they hate each other's guts sometimes and then other times it's like they can't breathe without the other.
Thankfully science isn't so complicated. It's nice and rational.
Even my ants are rational.
They follow orderly lines in orderly tunnels and lead orderly lives, not like my parents.
I found a job this past summer. I work with Mr. Wren, a local marine biologist, at his lab.
I mostly feed the specimans and take notes. Sometimes I chum fish for him and Mr. Smith, a whale tracker. I like what I am doing, it's not so removed from living organisms as dad's job as an inventor in his lab, but I'm also able to spend lots of time alone analyzing reports and samples.
It's not that I don't like being around other sims, but I'm not good at it. Abigal decided that she had to have a birthday party this summer.
I was forced to go bowling with her and her friends at the Wolf Den.
I mostly hung back and stared awkwardly at Olivia. I like her...a lot, I guess.
She's pretty quiet and she mostly hangs out with her sisters and cousins and Alia Shae. She seems nice. She smiles at me when I talk to her and she seems like she's listening to me when I talk about my ants. At least, I think she is listening.
She asks questions about them and she even remembers that I named the queen ant, Queen Bee. She thought it was funny since it's an ant and not a bee, haha, get it? Uh...
Thankfully, the birthday party didn't last long and
Abigal spent a lot of her birthday money on the arcade games
and weird cheap trinkets.
I was just happy to be back home...alone...in my room...alone.