Today started out fantastic, the email she sent to the interim mayor of a new neighborhood called Newcrest had finally gotten back to her.
They were approved for a nice sized plot of land in the middle of the town! It was super cheap, because they were trying to entice people to move in and fill up the neighborhood. She and Baako would have to build their house there but it was such a nice place & the perfect spot to start a family, so she didn’t mind.
After finally rousing him out of bed, she decided to take Baako out for lunch to celebrate the fantastic news. He didn’t know anything about it yet, she didn’t want to get his hopes up if they weren’t approved, and well he had been a little distant lately. Coreline figured it was just work-related stress, sometimes it was hard to find a well paying gig, and if it was anything major she assumed he would tell her.
After finally getting him out of bed and dressed, amidst much grumping. Coreline looked around at the goods offered at the flea market. It was her first time coming to one, and she was very excited to see what great deals she could snag.
Sadly most of the stuff offered was tacky, large and not really something she wanted or could feasibly fit in their small apartment.
AN: Getting Baako to get out of bed and go anywhere without controlling him is such a pain! Gah…Literally took me hours (in sim time)
The trip wasn’t a total bust, she found a very pretty lamp that was a steal at $49. She paid for it and had the lady set it aside for her until they were ready to head back upstairs.
Coreline turned to ask Baako what he wanted for lunch and discovered he was already gone.
He seemed so distracted today. He barely said a word to her all morning and hardly looked at or said anything to her while they were browsing.
‘What is his deal?’ She thought as she walked towards the food stalls.
After they had finished eating, Coreline decided to try and figure out what was bugging him. Something was definitely on his mind.
“So, are you okay? You seem kind of…well distracted.”
Baako raised his eyebrow, “I’m fine.”
“Really? I mean is it a work thing or-”
Baako interrupted her, raising his voice, “I’M FINE.”
Coreline was taken aback, this was completely unlike him! They had been together almost eight months now and he had never acted like this before. She pouted.
“Well…I got some great news this morning,” Coreline ventured cautiously. “There’s this new neighborhood that just opened up in a town called Newcrest. They offered us this giant plot of land at a steal!” Coreline grew more excited as she talked, “I mean we could just start with small house and expand it over time but it’s to good not to pass up!”
Baako just stared at her for a moment, then finally replied. “So…where was I when you just decided we would move anywhere? My career is here, how am I supposed to find a job entertaining people in a town where there are no people?”
“Well I just got promoted to public relations coordinator, I make more than enough to cover any travel expenses. You can fly back here for the weekends, or maybe we could even open up our own little bar there. It won’t stay empty for long, and you will be the first entertainer ever there! Plus we can’t start a family in this tiny apartment.”
He appeared to think it over for a minute then sighed. “I…I don’t know. I mean, I do want a family…it’s just. It’s just all happening a little fast, you know? I think I need some time to think things through. I’m gonna grab the lamp and head home.”
Baako kissed her on the top of the head and left Coreline to her thoughts.
She ordered a pastry and as she munched on it she thought about their conversation. He was acting so strange! They made more than enough money for that not to be an issue…unless maybe he had debts or a problem of some kind? Coreline shook her head at the thought. She really hoped he realized what a great opportunity this was before it was too late.