When Richie Cormier, told his mother Rose that he had decided to settle in New Eden with his girlfriend, Tosha, he was surprised at the suggestion she gave him. Why don't you take Violet with you.
Violet is Richie's younger sister. Only a day away from becoming a teenager, Violet was being watched by social services and was threatened to be taken away from her home because of her failing grades. Rose Cormier was appalled at the thought and felt terribly guilty. Life had been difficult for her when her husband left the family while Violet was still a newborn. Rose has worked hard even into her elder years, putting in long hours at the hospital and studying to further her career during her time off. After Richie went off to college and wasn't home to help like he was when he was a teen, things got even harder, but Rose couldn't fathom how Violet had fallen so far behind in school without her noticing.
Rose hesitated to let her barely teenage daughter live away from her, but she knew she would be in good hands with Richie. New Eden Academy was supposed to provide unrivaled educational opportunities for young sims and with Richie being a new teacher there, he would be able to keep a closer eye on his progress. As for Rose, she longed to join her family, but felt she was too old and her roots in Eden too deep to start over now.
Living with her big brother and his girlfriend seemed like a fun idea to Violet. She and Richie had been close before he left for college and Tosha was pretty cool and easy to get along with.
There were several other teens in the neighborhood to make friends with. Many of them had moved from Eden also and were sims that she had met at Eden Elementary.
Violet was always searching for something fun to do around the house to keep herself occupied and ward off boredom.
She enjoyed spending time in the pool. Often she would just float in the pool, staring up at the stars in the night sky for what felt like hours.
Sometimes she felt like the third wheel in the family and wondered if she really belonged there. Richie and Tosha needed their alone time, like any young couple. They were always talking about what they wanted in the future, which for both of them was marriage and babies. Violet couldn't help wondering where or even if she would fit in when those things happened.
Her tiny bedroom in the two bedroom house had been designed for a little kid before she came in and redecorated with her own personal stamp.
When Tosha and Richie officially announced their engagment, Violet couldn't have felt more lonely.
Lonely and bored, still horribly behind with her grades, and now in the midst of the tumultous teen years, a change of locale, was not doing much to improve Violet's situation, so far.