Round 7 - September 2039 - LBU/BTU
Caleb Henderson, Ricky Cormier, Meadow Thayer, and Ginger Newson are 19 (Slade Willis is 25, Kimberly Jackson is 19)
I'm a stubborn girl, you're a stubborn guy
Could be why we fight all the time
If it's not your way, then it must be mine
Can't communicate, can't even compromise
I just can't decide, if it's you I want
Don't wanna choose between having you in my life
Or losing you for real because I caught feelings
They were dating. If someone had told him that he would fall for his best friend, he would have called them a liar. The day that Ginger told him that she was in love with him was one of the most confusing days of his life. As she sat there, waiting on him to respond to her declaration, he really looked at her. She was beautiful, and he had no idea how he had never noticed it before. And who was the first person he called whenever something happened, be it good or bad? It wasn't his parents, though he supposed it should be. It was her. So it really made no sense that they weren't together. So they both stopped seeing other people and concentrated on each other. And it had been the best five months of his life.
"I wish you could transfer here. I wish I could see you more often," he said.
"Me too, but you know there isn't a cosmetology program here. You're still coming over this weekend right?"
"Yea, I'll be there. What's this surprise you have for me?" he asked.
"Well if I told you then it wouldn't be a surprise now would it," Ginger said laughing.
If she had known that all it took was telling him how she felt, she would have done it long ago. She knew that she would never feel this way about anyone else, even if they didn't work out. And it was for that reason she decided to allow Caleb Henderson to be the guy she gave herself to.
It seemed that love was all around. Slade had come back from tour and Meadow made sure she was the first person he saw.
"I missed you," she said.
"That's sweet. No need to miss me though, I told you I would be back."
"You didn't miss me?" she asked.
"Ummmm, yea sure. I was pretty busy so I didn't really have time to think about anything."
"Well let's make up for lost time," she said smiling.
Slade really liked Meadow, but he could see that she was getting too tangled up in him. He should have known better, should have known that some little inexperienced college girl wouldn't be able to handle a purely physical relationship. Because that's exactly what this was for him, nothing more. It would be a shame to have to take her off the rotation......really a damn shame.....
But just because he had to let her go didn't mean that he couldn't enjoy her one last time.......or maybe two......hey, he had to leave her with good memories!
"So you ready to talk about Meadow yet?" Caleb asked.
"Oh, so since you think you have everything all figured out with Ginger, it's time to concentrate on me now?" Ricky asked.
"Duh! So what's going on with that now?"
"Look man, I don't even really mess with her like that anymore. Kinda hard to do that seeing as how Kimberly lives here with us now," Ricky said laughing. They had all decided to move to Lily Rose dorms since they were no longer freshmen and Kimberly had joined them.
"So you and Kimberly are a couple now?"
"Hell no! She's nice and all, but I mean I'm not ready to have a girlfriend yet. I just don't want to deal with all of that. All this means is that I probably shouldn't woohoo another girl that stays in this dorm. Besides, Slade Willis is back in town so I'm sure Meadow won't be looking for me anyway," Ricky said.
"Speaking of woohoo........" Caleb began.
"I think Ginger wants to do it. She keeps talking about this surprise she has for me and I'm almost positive that that's what it is," he said.
"That's great! It's about time man!"
"I mean I wasn't really thinking about it. Well, ok I was thinking about it but.......well, I don't really know what to do. Well, I know what to do but it's like how do I know if I'm doing it right? I have it down in theory but......"
"You're overthinking it man. It's natural dude, like it all just comes to you," Ricky said.
"Yea but I don't want to mess it up. Neither one of us has done this and I just don't want it to be a bad memory for her," Caleb said.
"What about you? Don't you want to have a good time too?" Ricky asked laughing.
"Well yea, but I figure if she has a good time, so will I."
"You'll be fine man. Really, it's all natural. And it's great! Why do you think I spend so much of my time dedicated to it?"
"You need to spend more time dedicating yourself to Kimberly," Caleb said.
"Me and Kimberly have an understanding. You just worry about Ginger and your upcoming date. I'm telling you man, it's going to change your life," Ricky said.
Ricky really did like Kimberly, he just wasn't ready to settle down. She was funny and bright and just really beautiful. And maybe he would be ready one day.........
It was petty. She could admit that. But Meadow really didn't give a damn. How dare this little twit come in here and think she would just take Ricky from her! Things didn't work that way, and it was time this chick knew it! What she heard next didn't help matters any.......
"Hey, is Meadow still dating Slade?" Kimberly asked.
"Yea, she's all excited that he's back in town."
"She needs to be careful. Slade isn't really the marrying type. So if that's what she's thinking, she needs to think again," she said.
"Meadow's a big girl. Everyone knows how Slade is, he's got that rockstar mentality. So if she wants to waste her time, that's on her. None of my concern. You wanna go jump in the hottub?"
"Yea, sure," Kimberly said smiling.
Before they could even get in the hottub, Meadow came running up.
"Listen you little twit, stay the hell out of my business!"
"What the hell are you talking about?" Kimberly asked.
"I heard what you said about Slade. Just because he didn't want YOU, doesn't mean he doesn't want me!"
"You're out of your mind! Why don't we just get to what's really bothering you? I'm with Ricky, now you want him! Well you can't have him!"
"If I wanted Ricky, I could have him. Actually, I've had him plenty of times since you two started "dating". Isn't that right Ricky?" Meadow said.
"Are you out of your mind, Meadow? What exactly is your deal?" Ricky asked.
"MY deal? My deal is I don't like people talking about me behind my back!"
"Do you even realize how insane you sound? All she said was that you need to be careful around Slade. How is that a bad thing? Everyone knows you're out of your league with him but you! So if you want to be mad at someone, maybe it should be yourself!" he said.
"I notice you didn't address what I said. You're not going to tell little Kimberly here what we've been doing when she wasn't around?" Meadow asked with a laugh.
"Ricky? You were sleeping with her?" Kimberly asked.
"Oh for goodness sake! Yes, I slept with her. But that hasn't happened in quite a while. And won't EVER happen again, you psycho!" he yelled.
"Please! Everyone knows who you belong to Ricky. Who you've always belonged to!" Meadow said.
"I'm not dealing with this," Kimberly said walking off.
"Kim, wait!" Ricky said going after her. Meadow just stood there smiling.
Back at BTU, Ginger had taken a trip to the medical center to speak with Dr. Carr.
"This is so weird. I mean, I know this is the adult thing to do, but..........I'm embarrassed," she said.
"There is nothing to be embarrassed about Ginger. I'm sure you would rather this little bout of embarrassment than 18 years of raising a child," Dr. Carr said with a laugh.
"Yes, I guess that's true."
"It's just, me and my boyfriend have been going out for a while now, and I think I want to take it further now."
"Well, you're doing the smart thing, getting on birth control. I suppose he is also a college student?" he asked.
"Yes, he's studying political science at LBU. He wants to be mayor one day," Ginger said laughing.
"Those are some high aspirations! Having a child now would definitely make that harder. I have a set of twin daughters who are 1 year old and let me tell you, it's tough getting stuff done. I do want to warn you that this birth control will only prevent pregnancy. Do you understand?" Dr. Carr asked.
"Yes, I understand. I'm not worried about anything else. I was raised in a house with 5 other kids, so I'm not too keen on starting my own family just yet," Ginger said laughing.
"Well this isn't one hundred percent, you know. There is still a 1% chance of pregnancy. Which is why I would also recommend your boyfriend using condoms. I wish more young girls would be as proactive as you Ms. Newson."
"Thanks, Dr. Carr. I really appreciate all of your help."
The weekend rolled around and Caleb came over for their scheduled date.
"Are you sure you want to do this? Because I don't mind waiting. It's no problem, really," he said.
"Caleb Henderson! Are you nervous?" she asked laughing.
"Well.......yeah, I guess I am."
"Well that makes two of us. But I know this is something I want to do," she said with a nervous smile.
"Well.........I guess there's nothing left to do but jump on in," he said smiling. And that's exactly what they did.
* These kids are crazy lol. Meadow wrote that drama all by herself. When I entered their lot, she had a want to get engaged to both Ricky and Slade, neither of which is going to happen lol. Ricky and Kimberly woohoo'd in the hottub and here comes Meadow, ready to get in a slap fight with them. She's seen Ricky kiss other girls and hasn't cared, but this time she just lost it I guess. So now she only wants to get engaged to Slade :).
* Caleb and Ginger both had the want for each other to be their very first woohoo. How sweet is that? Since Ginger grew up in such a big household, I could see her being put off enough about having kids that she would get on birth control, despite being a family sim. Both her and Caleb want to get engaged, but I don't see that happening just yet.
* Since the last update for them this round is in the spring, we'll see them go on spring break and get into trouble in a different location lol. I haven't decided where they are going just yet.