Welcome back to Calypso Island! (Two in a row? I know! Madness, I tell you) Terri's last week was pretty uneventful. She did write a couple of bestsellers though, so she's reasonably happy. Still when everyone around you seems to be hooking up and having kids, you can't help but feel a little lonely. Terri is sure that special sim is out there for her too. And truth be told she seemed in no particular hurry to find him. But after meeting that new townie over at dinner with the Morgans, Terri just can't get him out of her head. Let's see what happens!
Monday morning, Terri was making breakfast when the phone rang. Usually her need for pancakes eclipsed everything else, but the phone was right next to her on the floor. She might as well answer it.
"Who dares to disturb my breakfast?"
"I'm sorry, who are you?"
"Oh! Yeah I remember you! You work with Jake, don't you?"
"Tonight? Uhm... Sure."
"Alright, see you then!"
After she hung up, she called Summer and invited her over. Terri was confident enough, but a little help never hurt anyone.
"And then he asked me if I wanted to go out with him."
"He didn't!" Summer gasped.
"Yeah, he totally did! Told you he was into me!"
"So, what am I here for again? You said something about fashion and emergency. I thought you never had those."
"Well, I don't. But I wanted a second opinion anyway."
"Alright then. Show me your killer date outfit"
"So... what do you think?"
"That's the outfit that will blow his mind?"
"I think it looks nice... And like me..."
"Oh sweetie, it does look nice. But you could wear this every day of the year. It's your first date ever. We need to get you something special."
"I don't have anything special."
"But I do! I walked by Lily's on the way over here. She was on her way to work, but I told her you mentioned fashion and she had that knowing smile..."
"I hate it when she does that."
"Anyway, she lend you this. Go put it on."
"You look adorable!"
"I look ridiculous..."
"No! He won't know what hit him. Please tell me you'll wear it?"
"Cool! Let me fix your hair for you."
"Any time, sweetie. Let me know how it went, okay?"
That afternoon, Tiago came over and Terri's first ever date started.
They had a fun time, Tiago was easy to be around and they joked around for a bit. Terri even felt confident enough to flirt with him, a little.
"I have to say Terri, I never expected our date would be like this."
"What? You thought it would be horrible? Thanks a lot Mister!"
"No silly. I just never thought you were the girl to wear those frilly dresses. It looks good on you, don't get me wrong! But if I knew you were going to wear something like this, I would have put some more thought in my outfit too."
"Well," Terri said, grinning, "do you want to hear a secret?"
"This isn't my dress, I would never wear something like this. My friend picked it out."
"No way. You thought I actually wear these things all the time?"
"Well, over at Jake you wore something casual. And then I show up here and you're all dressed up. I just figured it was laundry day when I saw you at Jake's."
All in all, for Terri it was the perfect date.
And it inspired her to start a new book, something romantic perhaps. She pulled her laptop closer and started typing.
The next morning, after she called Summer to tell her about her date, Terri called Lily to thank her for the dress. When Lily heard the word "date" she rushed right over.
Terri lost no time telling her all about it, leaving out almost no details, from the sound of his voice when he had said her name to the way his hair had smelled (ocean-y) and Lily giggled a lot.
"So anyway, did you hear?"
"Trouble in the Morgan household."
"No, I didn't. The kids are okay?"
"Yeah, the kids are fine. Summer said Kevin was a bit distant lately."
"Oh that. Yeah she said something about that to me too."
"What do you think?
"I don't believe you."
"No Terri, seriously. I'm so passed that. As far as I'm concerned Kevin is an ass and I'm not wasting anymore time thinking about him. I just hope he doesn't hurt Summer. One guy cheating on you is bad enough, but two? Poor girl."
And so they spend the rest of the evening watching silly romantic movies.
The next days, Terri went about her business as usual. She read her magazines,
Tried to get a tan,
And did some shopping. She remembered how her date had sparked her creativity, so she scoped the shop for a new possible date. Unluckily, the guy that caught her eye.
"Come back! You're the cutest guy here!"
But she wasn't defeated yet.
"Hey Summer! Do you happen to have Fergus' phone number?"
"Oh... They are? Sure, put Jake on."
"You're sure? If he' your boyfriend I wouldn't... Oh. Okay."
"Sure, give me the number."
And so Terri invited Fergus over for a drink.
They had a good time together, but the spark just wasn't there.
And Terri was haunted by something else.
I don't understand, how come all I can think about is things I would like to do with Tiago? I'm on a date with Fergus. I haven't thought of Tiago even once for the last two days...
So Terri ended the date. Fergus didn't seem to mind.
"Thanks for a great time Terri. Maybe we could do this again sometime?"
She invited Tiago over right after that. And after she felt his lips on hers, she knew she had made the right decision.
They never even made it inside.
The next morning, Terri invited him over for lunch.
It was close to summer now, so she decided to have lunch on Terri's back porch.
And then Terri decided it was silly to wait any longer. She proposed to him. Tiago gladly excepted and moved in with her that same day.
"So, what do you want to do now?"
"Well, this is going to sound really silly."
"Well Terr, you're a great cook, I'm not bad myself. I've always wanted to open a small restaurant..."
"You don't have to, if you don't want. It's just... something I always wanted to do. Ever since I watched those cooking shows on Saturday morning. I've been saving up for years."
"Sure Tiago, let's open a restaurant."
"You're the best Terri."
And so they opened T&T Burgers, a tiny burger restaurant. On the menu, burgers, burgers and burgers.
Terri started as the hostess/waiter.
And Tiago was in charge of the burgers. Terri soon found out that both waiting tables and playing hostess was a bit too much.
So they hired someone to be the host instead.
They're first day went well. T&T burgers reached level 1 and they even made a bit of money.
"Thanks so much, Terr. You really are the best."
"Oh shut up. It was fun. No need to thank me."
"Besides, I like doing things with you. Even if it's something like running a restaurant. Who knows? Maybe we could start a whole chain of them?"
"Oh Terr, I could never do that to you."
"You better not! Because I was totally joking. But I don't mind running this one with you.'
And that's the end of Terri's third week. It really was the cutest thing. When she was on her date with Fergus "Talk to Fergus, Joke with Fergus, BAM! "I want to marry Tiago" It literally came out of nowhere. They (Tiago and Terri) make a cute couple though.
As for T&T Burgers, Tiago's LTW is to become a Master Chef. For that, the culinary career needs to be unlocked. And for that, there needs to be a restaurant. I never played a restaurant before. It's tricky, but more fun than I thought it would be. Who knows? I might even try another one :)