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Recently branched off from the older community of Eden, many younger residents have chosen to move away from their ancestoral land to a different location, called New Eden. Although most residents still hold closely to their family ties and history they are eager to start a new life in a place they can make their own.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fall 2012 - University

Felicity London (2nd year grad student), Davis Vanderburg and Genesis Sartor (1st year grad students), Derek Todd and Maia Hayes (sophomores), Geneva Rossi, Owen Rossi, and Violet Cormier (freshmen)

The new school year brought a new crop of freshmen to campus as the Rossi twins and Violet Cormier left high school behind to begin their college careers.

Violet was very flattered that the older college boys seemed to take notice of her right away.  However she tried to play it cool.  She did still have a boyfriend who was still finishing up high school.

She was excited to be sharing a room with her BFF Geneva.  Both girls had a feeling this was going to be a great year.

Even with new faces around campus, Felicity found it impossible to totally avoid Davis, and he was grateful for that.
When he managed to catch her in the hallway, he kept the conversation light and friendly and congratulated her on how far she'd come with her studies.

He left the conversation feeling better about things between them.  Maybe they had a change to get their relationship back on track after all.

Even though she was busy with studying for classes and meeting new people, Violet still made time to call Bryan and tell him all about college life and the new friends she was making.

She hated to admit that she found his high school talk kind of boring.  She'd moved past those things and was starting to wonder if she was moving past him as well.

Especially when there were so many cute guys around all the time.  She was even beginning to see Owen in a new light.  He'd gotten better looking as he'd gotten older.

Even though they flirted a little, Owen's heart was still with Charlotte.  He parents had kept a tight rein on her since they found out she was pregnant and he'd only seen her once since she'd moved back to Eden, but he thought about her a lot and tried to call her when he could.

Lunch in the cafeteria was awkward when Felicity found herself alone with Maia and they still happened to be wearing matching pajamas.  She made a mental note to herself to buy another pair and tried to be cordial, even though she couldn't help thinking about how much she'd like to see Maia's ghost.

Things got even more awkward when Davis walked in.  Felicity didn't like the way he looked at Maia.

But when he walked over flashing that dazzling smile of his . . .

She knew she was still smitten with him.

She wondered if she'd been too hard on him.  After all it did seem to be only Maia that was initiating things between them.

Maybe it was time to kiss and make up.
Things hadn't been going well for Violet.  She'd come down with food poisoning and was advised to rest as much as possible.  She spent a lot of time in the lounge watching television, wishing she could get back to focusing on her studies.

One night as she was getting ready for bed, she collapsed.

Luckily Geneva heard her fall and woke up in time to call and ambulance.  Violet was taken to the hospital and treated for extreme dehydration.  She missed a few weeks of class, but luckily was able to come back to school in time for finals, so she could complete the semester.  It was a major scare and Geneva was shaken by the incident for days afterwards.

Meanwhile, Owen was treated to a special surprise.  Charlotte had talked her parents into allowing her to travel back to New Eden for a college visit.  Although she knew she would be lucky to finish high school after having a baby and wasn't sure she was really interested in going to college, she knew her parents,  her mother especially, were hoping she'd be able to further her education.  She just wanted a chance to see Owen and her old friends again.
"So what is it like being a mother?" Geneva asked.
"It's a lot of hard work . . . it is so much work," Charlotte emphasized. "I kind of feel bad though that I'm probably going to miss out on living the college life like you and Owen are."

"It's fun living in the dorms, but honestly, I think I'm ready to move out and see world.  I'm ready to start my own life."
"Do you think you'll drop out?  What are you planning to do if you aren't in school."
"I'm not sure," Geneva thought.  "But there world out there seems to big and exciting to waste my time sitting in class all day.  Maybe I'll give it another semester and then decide."

Charlotte was excited to be on campus for the dorm's big end of semester party.             

Hoping to find a little romance, Geneva got brave and decided to make a move.

Derek, however, wasn't interested.  He seemed to only have eyes for Genesis.
It took her a little while to get the hint that they just wanted to be alone and that she might need to look somewhere else for romance.

(Darn "realistic" sickness mod strikes again.  And this time the Grim Reaper blocked the bed, so Geneva couldn't get up and help her friend.  I had to exit without saving because I didn't wanted Violet to die yet.  She's too interesting to me.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do about some of my students.  They have no interest in studying or going to class.  Yet, the show up for the final and pass the semester anyway.  I'm not sure all of them are going to still be in college after next semester if they keep it up.)


  1. Wow, that mod sounds dangerous, glad Violet survived that scare.

  2. I know. I may need to get rid of that mod. I've had the worst luck with my sims lately. I had two have to saved from death and two times I exited without saving in New Eden. (Only twice was the mod the culprit, the other times I guess it was just me not taking good care of my simmies . . . I made sure they all survived this though.)