Welcome back to Calypso Island! It's time to meet Rosie Carr. Rosie hasn't been seen much since the settlers moved to Calypso Island. Maybe she isn't one for parties? Or maybe she's just afraid to go outside? Let's find out!
Monday morning started the same as all mornings, with Rosie doing yoga in the sunrise on her back porch. Rosie feels the best way to be "in sync" with the will of the Watcher is to clear your mind and be one with your surroundings. Yoga works wonders, but meditation works fine too.
Rosie is interrupted by a phone call.
"Oh, hi Remi. Yes, I know we're neighbors..."
"Oh that! That's yoga. I do it every morning."
"I don't know if the Watcher likes yoga, silly. But I feel it helps me. Why don't you come over? I'll show you how it's done."
Remi liked trying new things, so he came over. He and Rosie spend the morning clearing their minds and emptying their heads.
But they had a lot of fun too. When he left, Remi promised to bring Summer over for a three-man yoga session.
Rosie was happy about that. She had been thinking of ways to get the rest of the neighborhood more involved in her faith, believing it could help them, like it had helped her. Maybe, just maybe, if she got enough people into it, there wouldn't be ant disappearing doors on Calypso Island?
But the next morning, while Summer did come over, she wanted no part in the yoga session. She liked yoga, but to her the idea of a Watcher was completely ridiculous. There was no "super-being" controlling her actions and doing yoga, or meditating or anything of the sorts that had to do with Watchers was nothing you could find Summer doing. So she told Remi, no way.
"So Remi, do you want to join me?"
"Geez Rosie, now is not the time! Summer just stormed out angry and you're, well, you're pushing your faith on me. And I don't like it. Go do your precious yoga. I'm out."
"... but I didn't push my faith..."
Later that evening, Rosie went out for a jog. When she came home, she saw somebody waiting for her.
"Hey. I wanted to apologize to you. I was being unfair."
"Oh, that's okay. You don't need to apologize."
"No I do. Summer just pushes my buttons. It wasn't fair to take it out on you. If I believed in your Watcher, I think he'd take the door away if I din't apologize."
That made Rosie giggle.
"My Watcher? Like you have a different one..."
"I might have. I tell you about it sometimes okay? But now I've gotta get back home. See you tomorrow?"
That night, Rosie had an uneasy sleep. Half her dreams were about Remi, but the other half were about doors and pool ladders. It was all very confusing.
So the next morning, instead of doing yoga, a small group of sims sat down on the back porch to talk Watcher. Summer was there too, but she din't way much.
Rosie explained her faith to the others.
"So basically, no kissing or anything. The Watcher isn't too big on public displays of affection. And no whoohoo unless you're married. Because the Watcher doesn't like that too."
"What about hugs?" Jake asked. "Are you allowed to hug others?"
"Friendly hugs are okay, I think."
"Well, you know I don't agree with you," Remi said. "You're way too scared of the Watcher. I don't think the Watcher is this vengeful being you make it out to be. I think the Watcher just wants to see us happy."
Rosie smiled at him. That would be nice, if the Watcher was like that. And who knew? Maybe he was right?
The meeting ended and everyone went back home. Jake thanked her for a nice morning and promised to be back if she held another.
Remi hung back and approached her when everyone left.
"You really think so Remi? You really think that my actions don't matter that much, as long as they make me happy?"
"And as long as they're not evil or anything. But I don't think you have any evil bone in you, so don't worry about that."
When she leaned in for a hug, his lips were on hers. Her head was spinning and her first impulse was to pull away. But a warm feeling spread though her. She was happy in his arms. So maybe it wasn't so wrong after all?
But after he left, doubt crept back into her heart. It had made her happy. It had made him happy. But it was still wrong. Remi was not hers, he was with Summer. She knew they weren't married, but what difference did it make? They were together and the whole town knew it.
She feared she had made a terrible mistake.
And her fears were confirmed when she took out the trash that evening.
"What do you want Terri?"
"Summer just called me, crying. Seems you and Remi had a little too much fun this afternoon."
"He... he told her?"
Rosie was shocked. She had hoped to discuss it with Remi. Tell him how wrong they were and to forget it ever happened. But now she probably couldn't have that anymore.
"Of course he told her. Like any upstanding sim would do. He made a mistake and he's moving on."
"So why are you here?"
"Just telling you to move on too. Find your own guy, instead of leeching on my friend's guy."
"Well Terri, that's non of you business."
"Like hell it is! Summer is my friend!"
"Oh yeah. I think your just jealous! I may have made a mistake, but at least I don't have to live through Lily and Kevin, like you! Dogging their every step because you don't have anyone that likes you!"
Maybe she should not have said that...
But what hurt the most wasn't her defeat (although it was embarrassing). He had called her a mistake...
Remi called her later that evening. He apologized... again. And told her he wanted to try and work it out with Summer. And that it wasn't her, and that she shouldn't doubt herself. And then he hung up.
So the next morning, she began with yoga again. There would be no group and no distractions. Just her and the will of the Watcher.
"Oh, hi Jake."
"No, I'm not doing that today."
"Oh, no reason."
"Jake... I don't want to talk about it..." and her voice broke.
Jake came right over. She told him everything. About Remi and Terri and how everything was wrong.
But Jake tried his best to cheer him up.
"Don't worry sweetie. Soon, there will be townies swarming Calypso Island. Our mayor will see to that. And I'll have a nice guy with facial hair who looks good in a tux. And you'll have a nice Watcher-fearing guy all for your own."
But if she was really honest, Rosie didn't want some random Jacoban townie.
"And just what do you think you're doing here? How on earth did you get in?"
"I came to check on you. Are you okay?"
"What do you think?"
"Listen, I know I might have hurt your feelings..."
"Hurt them? You crushed them Remi! I can't believe we did that... I can't believe you told her! I can't believe..."
"Please stop. You're beating yourself up and you did nothing wrong. I'm the one with a relationship and I'm the one who chose to act on the feelings I have for you. I'm the one who was wrong and it was wrong to hurt both of you like this."
"So what do we do now?"
"I can't ask you to wait for me to sort out my feelings. My wants and fears, they're so conflicting. I don't want to hurt Summer, but I feel like I have a whole panel of wants regarding you."
"That's not fair, Remi..."
"I know it's not and I'm sorry about that too. But it's true. And it wouldn't be fair if I pretended you mean nothing to me."
"For now, let's try and be friends, okay?"
And so Rosie start holding meetings again.
Jake even dragged Kevin along, but he seemed preoccupied. Summer was there, too. She didn't talk, but spend a lot of time glaring at Rosie. Rosie was glad Remi sat between them, forming a silent barrier.
The next morning, Rosie sat outside for the better part of the morning. She meditated and tried to empty her mind of all thoughts.
And noon, she walked back inside. Although it was the first day of autumn, it was still pretty hot outside.
"Heeeey, how's my favorite yoga instructor?"
"How did you get in?"
"Just checking in on my favorite Watcher fan."
"Well, I haven't slept the past few days, because a certain dark-haired girl kept haunting my dreams."
"Remi, what do you mean?"
"I meant I'm here. If you want to... you know... have me?"
Of course she did.
And because she wasn't letting him get away, she proposed to him right after.
And so Remi moved in.
"I'm so glad you picked me..."
"Huh? Did you say something?"
And with that a new resident of Calypso Island is on it's way.
This was the weirdest week I ever played! Remi could just walk into Rosie house whenever he wanted, she didn't need to great him or anything O.o. I tried my best to keep them apart, because I didn't want Rosie to be a home-wrecker. I even set ACR up to friend-zone Remi after that first "encounter". But he kept coming round and when I checked Remi's wants he always wanted to [random social interaction] Rosie, [random romantic interaction] Rosie and that last day, Get engaged to Rosie. Who was I to stand in their way? XD
Also, Terri and Rosie hated each other ever since I did that one day of getting to know each other that this type of BACC requires. I didn't take any pictures of it, because I pretend all the bonding happened on the boat. But if I had, you would have seen they've been fighting and poking right from the start. Oh well, they unlocked a position in the Law career, so who am I to complain? ^_^