Round 1 - Fall 2023Next update
Tanner and Keisha Knowles are 35, Kevin is 17, Kayla is 9
"I'm just trying to get you to loosen up! My parents aren't monsters you know. They're going to love you!"
"Not if you mess up my hair, you jerk!" she yelled.
"Geez, KJ just calm down. It's going to be ok, I promise," he said.
"It is because of me Kevin. I've told you, I want you to go. I wish I had the chance to and you do. Don't waste it. We can talk on the phone every day and visit each other on the weekend. It'll be fine," she said.
"I don't want to be that far away from you KJ. I just don't."
"We have a whole year left to be together as much as we want. We can do it. I really think we can. Now tell me about your mom."
"My mom is nice, but she would be the one to really have an issue with it. She's heard so many bad things about Englewood. But she knows that you make me happy so I don't think she will be too hard on you. Just don't try to act fake. You know, trying to be who you think she wants you to be? Because she will catch on in a minute and then she'll never give you another chance!" he said.
"Ugh, let's just get this over with already."
"My mom is into fashion. The best way for you to get her to like you is to talk about fashion alot. And tell her you want to go to college because she's big on that too. But don't tell her about how you and Kevin were kissing on the beach. She wouldn't like that!" Kayla said.
"I'll have to keep that in mind," Kinsley said blushing.
"Mommy, Kevin's girlfriend is here. And she's really nice, I like her! And she really likes fashion!"
"Oh, is that right?" Keisha says laughing.
"Hello, Mrs. Knowles. I'm Kinsley. Kevin's a really nice guy."
"Yes he is. He's wonderful. He's my baby. He tells us you're from Englewood?" Keisha asked.
"Yes ma'am. My father died a few years back and it's just my mother, my brother, and me. My mom is trying to move as soon as she can."
"Well I would hope so. That's a pretty rough neighborhood. But I don't judge people by where they are from. My best friend in high school was from an area very similar to Englewood. So what should I know about Kinsley Johnson?" Keisha asked.
"That's very admirable. SSU has a much better business program. Why have you chosen to go to LBCC instead?" Keisha asked.
"Mom, I already told you why Kinsley is going to LBCC," Kevin interjected.
"Honey, I'm talking to Kinsley, not you."
"It's ok Kevin. I can't afford to go to SSU. I would love to be able to go, but I just don't have enough money. My mom has been saving for both me and my little brother and she has just enough for me to go to LBCC," Kinsley said.
"What about scholarships?"
"I don't qualify for any. I'm a pretty good student, but not good enough to get any scholarships."
"You have alot of character Kinsley Johnson. LBCC is a wonderful community college and a degree from there is nothing to be ashamed of. I think you'll make your dreams come true no matter what school you attend. I'll leave you two alone," Keisha said walking away.
"You mom terrifies me. Really, the woman had me shaking!"
"She likes you. She couldn't help it. You're just so darn likable KJ," Kevin said laughing.
"I want you to go to SSU."
"No. Kevin you have an opportunity to start something really great. Create something that could even effect the lives of your kids. That's big. We won't be that far apart. And I promise, as soon as we graduate, we can get a place together. It'll be wonderful."
"Are you sure? I don't mind going to LBCC. I'll be closer to my family that way anyway."
"No, Kevin. I want you to go."
"I love you Kinsley Johnson."
"I love you too."
"You know, she's really a great girl. I was so worried that she would try to talk Kevin into going to LBCC just so he could be with her but she talked him into SSU instead. I couldn't be happier if I tried!" Tanner said.
"You know you're going to have to buy him that frat house now, don't you?"
"I don't mind that at all. It will be good to leave the Knowles name around the campus. And Kevin is a smart boy, I know he'll do me proud."
*The title comes from The Point of It All by Anthony Hamilton
*I'M BACK!!!!!! I turned in my last research paper today and I can finally get back to my freaking sims! Oh, I've missed them so! I'm so behind with them, it's ridiculous!!!
*Kevin will head off to Sim State University at the beginning of the next round and Kinsley will be at LaQuest Beach Community College which is located in LaQuest Beach. They will be my first two college students in a VERY long while! Crystal Bay crashed before I could send anyone off to university :(
*I love the Knowles' beach house! It's such a nice house and I love that they have the beach as their back yard. They are the only family in LaQuest Beach that have a beach lot home.