Round 1 - Winter 2023Next update
Derick Pace is 31 (Tessa Gunner is 27)
"So how are you Derick?"
"I'm doing great, Tess. Actually really great. I have a plan. A great idea to rake in lots of money and have lots of fun," he said.
"Why are you always coming up with these crazy get rich quick schemes? Why don't you just get a regular job?"
"This from the woman who isn't even employed anywhere. I don't want to fight with you Tess. I want to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime," he says.
"Uh oh......what are you cooking up now?"
"The Black Door."
"The Black Door? What the hell is that?" she asks.
"It's going to be our new club."
"It's not a sleazy club! Damn, Tess, you don't even want to hear me out?"
"No! I'm not blowing my inheritance on this Derick. I can't believe you would even ask me to. You know I'm going to use that money to get a house so I can move out," she said.
"I know that. The Black Door is a house Tess."
"What exactly are you talking about?"
"Are you crazy? You think we are going to get a house together? Is this your little way of asking me to be in a relationship?" she asked.
"Oh for Simgod's sake, Tess. Hell no! I just told you that there are 3 bedrooms in this house. You will have your own room. You aren't working Tess and I figured you could work as the bartender. I'm tired of doing all this shifty mess. I'm not trying to get arrested. We would be like roommates. You would be under no obligation to me and if you want to bring other guys in, then whatever. It's a business arrangement, nothing more."
"I don't know Derick......"
"I would need to see this place first. I don't want to put money into some shack you found," she said.
"It's not a shack. We can go see it tomorrow together. You won't regret this. I promise."
"Tabitha is going to freak. She'll tell me that I'm wasting my money, throwing away my inheritance."
"It's your money, Tess. It's your life. Your choice," he said.
"You want me to be a bouncer? Are you serious?"
"Come on, Dante. You're huge! I don't think I'll even really need you or whatever, but you never know. The house is on the nicer side of Englewood, but it's still Englewood and you know how sims get when they start drinking."
"I can't believe you talked poor Tess into this. You're just using that poor girl," he said.
"I'm not using her! This is a good investment and she will make her money back. She's going to have her own room so it's not like I'm forcing myself on her. But knowing Tess, she'll be in my bed every night," Derick said.
"What happens when she doesn't want to be in your bed anymore? You really gonna be ok with some other man all up in your house like that?"
"Me and Tess are just good friends. She does what she wants, I do what I want."
"I've seen how you look at her man.......you're a lost cause and you don't even know it," Dante said.
"You just stick to Donna and let me worry about Tess."
"Whatever you say man, just let me know when I should report for duty," he said walking off laughing.
*Title comes from the Jay-Z and Rihanna song Run This Town
*I love Derick! He has no nice points and walks around punching one fist into the other! I downloaded this simply amazing house from http://www.simsurbania.com/ that is just great! There is a black door on it that leads down to the basement which will be perfect for the club. I'm going to put the little ticket machine outside and charge them that way and also it also has the bar. The basement has it's own restrooms so I can lock the doors to the rest of the house and only have the customers going down there. I'm excited to see how it works out!!!