I woke up the next morning feeling relieved for the first day in weeks. I looked around my dark and empty bedroom and let out a laugh. Not even this awful bedroom with the old-lady wallpaper could keep me down today!
I was anxious to return to my garden and tend to my plants and make sure they got all the nourishment they needed to grow big and strong. But as I got out there and started watering, I realized another plant was destroyed.
I scooped up what was left of the plant into a trash bag and ran to the trashcan. I was upset about the loss of yet another plant to Blaze, but I was finally starting to realize there was no point in wasting energy on being upset with her. Sure she was being a naughty horse, but until I could finish paying for the fence to keep her out of the garden, there was nothing I could do about it.
After I tended to my garden, I realized I had been neglecting my property because I had been so worried about my garden and paying the bills. Newspapers had stacked up at my front door and Blaze was in desperate need of brushing.
“I’m sorry Blaze,” I said to her as I cleaned her hooves. “I shouldn’t have let you get this dirty!” I shook my head, trying not to feel guilty that I had neglected her care.
“But you’re clean now, aren’t ya girl?” I grinned at her. “Now stay out of my damned garden!” I eyed her as I said this, but then laughed at how Blaze seemed to return my gaze but then turned and headed for her hay. My stomach growled at about the same time so I headed back inside so I could eat some dinner too.
I opened a small can of vegetable soup in my barely-big-enough-to-be-called-a-kitchen kitchen and poured it into a small bowl. I didn’t own a microwave to heat it up, so I went into the bathroom and sat down on the toilet to eat my room-temperature soup in silence.
I was finally starting to realize just how quiet my home was. Eating dinner by myself in my bathroom was not what I wanted the rest of my life to be like. I craved a large family and man by my side to raise our children with, but I knew that was never going to happen if I kept going down the path I was on.
With lots on my mind I mounted Blaze and we went for a ride around town to get my mind off of my future. We ended up in a beautiful hillside park. It was so quiet and serene here. I decided I wanted to go for a walk alone, so I dismounted Blaze and left her in the park to graze.
While I was gone Blaze got attention from the repo-lady that paid us a visit though. “You’re such a good horsie aren’t you?” The repo-lady said to her as she pet Blaze. “I’m sorry I had to come and take your things, but hey, I gotta a job to do to get paid so I can pay my bills… no hard feelings, right horsie?”
While I was on my walk, I started to see seeds on the ground. I stopped and picked them up, unsure what they would grow into. But I knew that it was worth a try to plant them in my garden back home because if they grew into something special, I could profit from it! And if Blaze ate them well… the nothing was lost right?
I finished collecting all of the seeds I could get my hands on and then headed home with Blaze. I was so excited to get into my garden and plant my new seeds though that I ended up falling off of her instead of dismounting gracefully like I usually did. I swore I almost heard Blaze laughing at me…
I dusted myself off and headed for the garden. I planted all of the seeds and then went to bed. Falling asleep was difficult that night though because I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve, wondering what Santa had left for me in the form of plants in my garden.
The next morning nothing had sprouted from the new seeds I had planted, but my apple tree was full of apples yet again! So I quickly stuck my hands into the branches reaching for the ripe fruits.
Even though the new seedlings hadn’t sprouted yet, I made sure to give them plenty of water before I finished in the garden for the day. Those seeds were complete unknowns to me, and because they held a world of possibilities inside of them, I wanted to be sure they got the best care possible! Unless Blaze ate them of course… because that’d be the opposite. I let out a sigh as I finished that thought.
Since I was done in the garden for the day, I was curious what was going on in my new town. A few people got married and a baby was born. Another family adopted a puppy and a man passed away. In other words, life was going on in the town while mine was going no where fast… But what else was new?
With nothing else planned for the rest of the day, I headed into town to sell the apples I had grown. When I got to the grocery store I fell off Blaze again though… and in front of one of the employees! I was so embarrassed. I rushed inside as quickly as I could hoping she hadn’t seen anything, or at the very least that she wouldn’t say anything to me about it.
But no, that was not the case. She ended up being the clerk I sold the apples back to. Go figure right?
“So uh… nice dismount from your horse earlier!” the woman said snidely. “Yeah… my foot got stuck in the saddle. It happens to the best of us.” I said trying to play it off, but she just wouldn’t let it go.
“No, it really doesn’t. I’ve been riding since I was a kid and not once have I fallen off of my horse. How embarrassing for you. You must not have been riding for long, or have no talent for it. Or both.”
“Look, I’m not here to socialize with the likes of you, okay? So just give me my money for these apples and I’ll leave you to your job, which I’m sure will be the most accomplished thing you ever do with your awful life.”
The clerk had no response thankfully, and handed me my money with pursed lips. I took it quickly, stuffed it into my wallet and walked hotly out the door.
After I left the store and the horrible clerk I felt oddly good. I clapped my hands together and laughed like I did when I stole the fruits and veggie’s from the old man’s garden a week or so ago.
As I was laughing like this though, another sim gave me a snotty look, which really ticked me off. So I went up to “introduce” myself to her. In the kindest most polite way possible of course.
“Well, when you were laughing like you just escaped an insane asylum, then yes, yes I do.” she responded.
“Not a good move you blonde bimbo, not a good move.” I said stepping closer to her. She tried to back away from me but I was too quick for her. I raised my hand and slapped her good and hard across her stupid face.
“OW!” she screamed. “What the hell lady? I’m calling the cops on you!”
“Oh whatever blondie. I’m so over it.” I responded.
“So, what are you doing down here anyways? You come here often to give people dirty looks or something?” I asked her, attempting to start a conversation.
“Um… leave me the hell alone you evil wench!” she yelled at me before running away.
I shrugged my shoulders at her and turned around to see a beautiful white mare standing behind me. I walked up to her started brushing her. It was really helping me calm down after dealing with the blonde chick. I wondered what came over me back there, but whatever it was it felt good to slap her senseless, and I wasn’t sure if I should be worried or not…
After I got Blaze home she was filthy yet again, which made me laugh that same strange, yet familiar laugh. Once the laugh subsided, I brushed her fur and I felt calm again.
Blaze felt so good about being clean that she and I spent the rest of the day playing. She loved her horse ball so much and kept laying on it. It was the cutest thing I had ever seen.
After Blaze was worn out from playing she wandered off to find a good place to nap and I headed into the garden to check on things before I went to bed.
It had been a strange day, and I was happy that I got to take my anger out on the blonde, but I was sad because I still didn’t know if I’d ever find the love of my life so I could start the family I so badly desired. But even though sometimes things don’t go your way, the important thing is that you don’t let it get you down and you keep moving forward. Sure my forward had led me to the blonde so I could slap her silly, but it was a start, right?