28 A lot of proposing

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As a mad scientist Paul can experiment on things.

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It worked, but because there are no babies or toddlers at the moment, I don´t know what changed. The cot pulsates now, though.

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Streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech.

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Steven: So… you and my brother, huh?

Joe: Jupp.

Steven: Cool.

Steven and Joe actually still have a decent relationship. Star and Amber´s friendship fizzled out when they grew up.

Joe wanted to join the medical career. His LTW as Renaissance sim is not career based, so he can do that. A reason to build logic.

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Pretty.

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Violetta wanted igloo-wohoo. I can´t imagine, why.

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Amber dancing alone…

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And the three couples dancing at spring festival. Time to get romantic.

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First Nathan and Joe…

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… then Steven and Star.

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Violetta: I LOVE THIS! IT´S SO ROMANTIC!

Paul: Yes, dear.

Violetta: WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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I wanted this settled, before I saved the family to the library and moved them to a new town, because despite my best efforts, this game file became nearly impossible to play. The loading time got ridiculous, the lag and freezing really annoying. On one memorable sim day, everyone was in the red, because of the constant lag, every action took ages. Overwatch deleted 60.000 (!) cars that night.

So, we´re moving!

27 Mistletoe

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Nathan has his first show at the bistro, in the dark, at fullmoon.

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The audience is not impressed.

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He got a pretty bad moodlet, so I let him cuddle with Joe.

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It´s snowflake day!

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We throw a gift-giving party and invite Joe´s romantic interest from prom, Cara Rangel. This looks promising, but they don´t get along at all.

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So Joe breaks up with her. She doesn´t take it very well.

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Not well at all.

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The constant bawling drives Violetta to drink.

Violetta: Was it really necessary to do this on snowflake day?

… I guess, you are right.

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Party girl Amber is having fun.

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The family dances to their own music long after the guests are gone.

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Nathan: There is a mistletoe on the ceiling.

Joe: ... that means?

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Nathan: That means, I´m going to kiss you.

Joe: Oh, okay.

(Don´t know what´s up with Nathan´s neck here.)

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That went well.

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So let´s have a proper first kiss.

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And a little bit more kissing.

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Let´s take this even further.

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They seem to be happy.

(That “leap into arms” was autonomous. I always take it as good sign for a relationship, if my sim couples continue to make out after wohoo.)

26 Traveling in the trunk

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I added another room, so that Steven and Star can have their own bedroom.

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From the outside. It still looks like a barn. Maybe it´s the roof?

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On the way to Amber´s and Star´s graduation. This taxi contains the whole familiy.

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See?

Violetta: Flies! There were flies in the trunk!

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Those two are at it again. Always looking at each other.

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Violetta and Paul got their revenge on Steven and Star for wohooing in their bed.

Steven: I just want to sleep! They are in the way!

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This is the first time I see a proper mindmeld. It looks… weird.

And no, Violetta, your baby factory is closed.

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I let Nathan flirt with Joe, which he liked.

Violetta also seems to support the idea.

Violetta: They are so cute!

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Jaron reached the top of the acrobat career and fullfilled his lifetime wish.

I missed the shot of the points again.

The acrobat career is fun. Jaron mainly reached his goal by performing for tips, because I always forgot to get him a gig.

Did I ever mention his stage name? It´s Black Panther.

Nathan is Dusty Nathan.

I´m so good at names.

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We have a Deathflower!

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And someone with a green thumb!

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Jaron flirts with everyone with a pulse. Even if he looks like that. (I think he exploded the chemistry table. Again.)

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I forgot to pay the bills and this repo-woman came. She took the wohooium of all things!

Lady! Cowardly Violetta fought through the catabombs for this! Couldn´t you take the tv or something??

Repo-woman (mumbles): Just doing my job.

… we now have the no-bills LTR.

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Amber starts her cooking career. This outfit doesn´t do much for her.

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Got it! Lifetime wish complete!

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Aaand the points for reaching level 10 of the guitar skill.

Well done, Violetta!

25 Two birthdays and a zombie party

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More birthdays!

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Star rolled handy. She needs her hair back. Her lifetime wish is golden tongue, golden finger.

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Amber rolled nightowl.

Her lifetime wish is celebrated five-star chef.

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Now that they are both young adults, Steven and Star instantly jump each other. Paul seems to approve.

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I don´t know if he approves of them using his and Violetta´s bed though. Then again, it´s sims…

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The girls had no birthday party, and everyone wanted to celebrate spooky day, so…

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Paul and Jaron have the same costume. Awkward.

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Tammi got invited. She brought her husband, Christopher.

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Yep, pretty, even if she´s currently stuck in the door.

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It is a nice party.

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It gets a bit more spooky than intended, when some of the guest turn into zombies, because of the full moon.

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Sometimes I get the impression, most of the party guests just come to wohoo. But that´s okay, work on the pretty babies.

I saved them to the bin, just in case.

24 Romantic interests

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Nathan invites his romantic interest from his prom over. She´s nice enough, but they have absolutly no chemistry.

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He breaks up with her, and she´s just like “meh”. Probably her evil trait.

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NATHAN! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU??

Nathan: Spooky house.

Oh. Yes. Of course. Whew.

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So, these two are giving me a headache.

Joe, wohooer and master controler say you are straight. You got a female romantic interest at prom. What do you want?

Joe: I want to talk to Nathan, play a game with Nathan, and mindmeld with Nathan. But I´m not attracted to him.

Sigh.

Nathan, wohooer says you are gay. Master controler says you are bi. We just got rid of your female romantic interest. What do you want?

Nathan: I want to show Joe my magic wand.

A-ha! So you are… Oh, right, magician. Right, run along.

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Nathan often blunders his magic tricks, but never when he shows them to Joe. True story.

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Jaron has a regular show now.

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The audience loves him.

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I sent Steven to the library to read some cooking book. We encounter the fashion disaster paparazzi again.

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This time I sort her out.

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And this is Steven fullfilling his lifetime wish of culinary librarian.  I looked it up, this LTW is seriously bugged. He´s reading the volume 2 cooking book and is at skill level 5. There´s no way he could know “every recipe”.

Well, I take it.

23 Lifetime wishes

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Jaron always has the coolest props.

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Jaron: That are not the props, that´s me!

… whatever you say.

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Those two became romantic interests at prom. So far, they don´t act on it at all.

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Nathan´s lifetime wish is to become a magician. Another one, I haven´t done before. That´s exciting!

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I sent the family for moral support, but he gathers a crowd all on his own.

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Including a paparazzi with a serious fashion problem.

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This looks like something else, but it´s just a coin trick.

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Success!

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Joe grows up. He rolls great kisser. His lifetime wish is renaissance sim.

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Not bad. Nathan certainly seems to think so.

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And if Joe has a birhday, Steven has, too!

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Steven: I liiiiiiike the hair.

No.

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Steven: Drat.

He rolls virtuoso. His LTW is culinary librarian.

Following a sims graduation with added annoying colums and a bot fan.

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22 Growing older

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Steven is particulary grumpy today.

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He makes me laugh.

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Actually it´s a happy occasion. Another birthday!

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Paul: I´m not sure about this!

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Paul: Ah, well, I still look hot, right?

Dunno, can´t see your face.

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That´s better. Yep, still hot.

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Guess what? It´s a birthday!

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Hel-lo, there! He certainly grew up well.

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A bad picture of his graduation. Those columns make pictures difficult. And it was raining. He made valedictorian, but I forgot what he´s most likely to do in his life.

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Violetta likes her old Paul. Don´t know, why Jaron is looking like that.

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Star and Amber have their prom. Joe and Steven go a second time.

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Everyone is tired and hungry again.

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I thought, Steven wouldn´t make it home.

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He does, but he´s late.

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I instantly made Violetta let him off the hook, because stupid. I so want to be able to cancel scolding.

21 Acrobatics, aliens and zombies

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Jaron has his first gig. At fullmoon, of course.

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At least Star has a lot of fun with the zombies.

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It wasn´t that bad.

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Directly after, Jaron gets abducted by aliens.

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House is full, but you never know. DON´T COME BACK PREGNANT!

He didn´t.

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In other news, I bought Dragon valley. Which caused my game to lag.

A LOT.

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But Paul trying to serenade Violetta is really funny. She just giggles the whole time.

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Back to the park in daylight. I don´t like zombies.

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Violetta goes as well. She picks some flowers for old times sake (the family has enough money now).

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Then she continues working on her lifetime wish.

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Those two hang out together a lot. Hands off, Jaron, she´s still a teenager.

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A house full of teenagers means, it´s full of blinking traps.

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Joe: Whaaaaa….

Calm down. I think, it suits you.

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Joe: It´s on my hands!!

Just take another shower.

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The siblings together. They really all look very different.

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Jaron got promoted and is now using a fancy limo when he goes to the park to perform for tips.

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While watching him, I stumbled across this vision of a sim. Her name is Tammi Lancaster-Tanner, making her a descendant from the original families of Lucky Palms. Perhaps the baby of Lina or Lola Lancaster?

WANT!

… She´s married. Newly wed to be precise. Drat.

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Okay, so make some beautiful kids? Pretty please?

20 The girls grow up

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It´s the girls birthday. They don´t seem very eager to grow up.

(And Violetta is wearing her wedding gown. Ups. Well, it´s a nice one)

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Come on, Amber, make a wish!

Amber: Mmmmmh…

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Amber: Oh, I know!

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Amber: I´m gonna look gorgeous!

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Amber: Well?

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Amber: Hey! Can somebody say something?!

Yes, sweety, gorgeous. She now dislikes children.

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It´s Star´s turn.

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Star: Um, can you back off a bit, Joe?

Joe: Tooooooooooooot!

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Joe: Toooooooooooooooooooot!

Steven: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Amber: Hahahahaha!

Star: Um….

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Joe: Whoa!

Steven: *Derp*

Amber: Shit. She looks better than me.

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Amber: I mean… Wheeeeeee, birthday!

Joe: Toooooooooooooot!

Well, certainly not tomboyish anymore. She rolled hopeless romantic, like Violetta.

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Said Violetta accepts white roses from an elderly Phoenix Ross.

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Right next to her husband, who doesn´t give a hoot and instead continues to speak about cooking. Or gardening? Whatever.

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She makes it up to him by serenading him while he eats cake.

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So I bought Amber that portable stereo and now she sits around like a zombie with musicnotes coming out of her ears. Don´t know, if that is better.

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Nope, no sign of Violetta´s nose.

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Star with her new haircut.

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And I decided, she needs glasses.

In fact, they both look very much alike, namely face one-ish to me, but I don´t care that much about that. They have totally different personalities anyway.

19 Prom, flowers and a lot of playing

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The teens went to prom. Actually I´m not very fond of this event. I mean, shouldn´t there be food at prom?

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Most of the time my teens are completly starved, tired and stinky when they emerge. And prom king/queen.

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At least Steven wears his suit.

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Other people wear whatever they found at the bottom of their wardrobe.

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Looking at you, Nathan!

Nathan: What? Got myself a girlfriend!

A romantic interest, to be exact. I have to check her out.

(Joe doesn´t wear his formal, either. He just happens to wear a jackett as his casual)

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Star is always playing when left on her own.

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Little party animal Amber is always dancing. I bought her a stereo, but her taste in music is not mine.

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I have to get her that portable one.

So this is what happened when I clicked on Nathan´s stressed-out moodlet.

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He decides to give Joe flowers!

Joe: Huah!

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Joe: Um… how about, no?

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Nathan is crushed.

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Joe: Look, I just don´t feel that way about you. Let´s be friends?

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Nathan: Okay.

Both: He´s kinda cute, though.

The whole thing went on autonomous. Really did´t see it coming.

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Random naked Jaron.

Jaron: Just coming through.

He does it on purpose. I´m sure of it.

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The cats are playing tag.

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Amber and Jaron are playing tag.

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Studious boys.

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And an adorable cat-brushing.