Gary Sinclair—Adult male fortune sim
Neat 6, Outgoing 5, Active 8, Serious 3, Grumpy 3
Lifetime want—earn 100,000 simoleons
Regina Sinclair—Adult female fortune sim
Neat 6, Outgoing 5, Active 8, Serious 3, and Grumpy 3
Lifetime want—reach top of business career
Evan Sinclair—Teen male knowledge sim
Neat 5, Outgoing 5, Lazy 3, Fun 8, Nice 6
Lifetime want—reach top of journalism career
It was a difficult time for Evan Sinclair. His father, Gary, had just married a woman that Evan barely even knew.
Evan always did as he was told, but he was miserable and felt so alone. Sometimes Evan wished that he could spend more time with his dad. He wondered if things wouldn’t seem so bad if they had a chance to talk, but
Evan didn’t like working out. He wanted to please his father, but athletics just weren’t his thing. Evan liked painting, so he spent most of his time alone, working on his art.
Evan was completely desperate for company. He never got to spend time with his dad anymore. Uncle Cam said that Evan could call him anytime, but Evan knew that he was busy with the new baby. Evan didn’t want to bother him or be a nuisance. Evan had even lost his girlfriend, Meadow, when he learned that she had kissed his friend, Daniel. Evan had a severe need for some sort of social interaction, some sort of comfort from someone. Finally, he befriended a stray dog, Max. It was a mangy looking mutt, but Evan figured that no one loved Max either. The animal always happily accepted his love and listened as Evan shared his pain.
Tired of being alone, Evan finally decided to call his friends, Alyssa and Daniel. He asked them to meet him downtown. They were both very kind to him and listened to his worries.
“I broke up with Meadow after I found out she was flirting and kissing other boys,” Evan said. Daniel, of course, already knew this; but it was news to Alyssa.
“Evan, I’m so sorry. You seemed like such a cute couple,” Alyssa exclaimed.
“I . . . I miss Uncle Cam, too. I know you never liked him much, Aly. He was always there for me, though.”
“Oh, Cameron and I have made up,” Alyssa informed him. “He’s a pretty good dad to my little brother. I don’t hate him anymore.”
“That’s good,” Evan said. At least someone’s life wasn’t ruined by a step-parent.
Alyssa gave Evan a hug. “Oh, Evan, please don’t be so sad. Things will start to look up soon.”
Life didn’t seem to improve for Evan, though. When he got home from school the next day,
Evan finally lost it. “You’re not the boss of me! You’re not my mom!” Evan ran up the stairs in tears, but he obeyed her and started his homework anyway. His dad was going to be furious with him for back talking
After finishing his homework, Evan crept downstairs. He was looking for
Evan dashed back up to his room. He had to sit down. He felt faint. All of his worst fears were coming true. His dad and
He couldn’t sit back and just watch it happen. The thought of his father actually telling him that he didn’t love him anymore made Evan start to hyperventilate. He wasn’t going to just wait for it to happen. He’d run away, just like Cameron had done as a teen. It was the only thing left that he could do. It was better to leave now, on his own terms, than to be kicked out of the house and hear his father say the words.
There was only one thing Evan wanted to do before he left Emerald Isle for good. He had to call and say goodbye to his Uncle Cam. Still sobbing, Evan dialed the phone.
“Hello?” It was Alyssa’s voice that answered.
Evan gasped as he continued to cry. He hadn’t thought of what to do if Cameron didn’t answer the phone. He was unable to say anything as he sobbed into the phone.
“Ev? Evan is that you?” Alyssa asked in alarm as she recognized th
“Uncle Cam, please, Aly?” Evan begged.
“He’s out shopping for baby clothes with Mom and Matthew. Evan, what’s wrong?”
There was so much concern in her voice. She always had been so kind and understanding to Evan. He wanted to talk to someone, for anyone to tell him that they cared. His lip trembled as he tried to explain. “I’m running away, Aly.”
“WHAT! Why? What happened, Evan?”
“Re-Regina’s pregnant,” Evan whispered.
“Ev, my mom just had a baby, too. I know you don’t really like
“It’s different. Amanda and Uncle Cam both love you. No-nobody . . . nobody cares about me. I’ll just be in the way,” Evan’s words were muddled by the tears.
“Evan, your dad loves you. I know you don’t think so, but he does,” Alyssa hoped to reassure him. “Don’t run away, not without talking to your dad first. Ask him how he feels about you and the baby.”
“I don’t want to hear him actually say it, Aly. It’s better if I just leave. I . . .”
“Come move in with us then,” Alyssa interrupted.
“What?” Evan was shocked. “No, your house is full already with the new baby and . . .”
“There is plenty of room in the house and there are people here that care about you. You know Cameron loves you. I care about you a lot, too, Evan. I don’t want you to run away. I know that Mom will be okay with it. We’d all want you here. Please don’t run away.”
“You really think your mom would be okay with me moving in?” Evan hesistated. He’d love to live with Uncle Cam and Alyssa, but he didn’t want to just be in the way somewhere else.
“Evan, I’ll talk to Mom right away. You are definitely welcome here. Promise me you won’t run away until I call back or until we come to pick you up, okay?”
“O-Okay,” Evan cried. He really didn’t want to live all on his own. If the Cory family would accept him, he’d be happy to move there.
Crying harder than ever, Evan went into his room to pack his things. Whether he was moving in with his Uncle or running away, he was leaving the house that night.
“It’s true. You are pregnant,”
“Evan’s really upset. I need to go talk to him,”
Evan was scared. He didn’t want to let his dad in, but he didn’t dare disobey his father. He let the door swing open and then went to stare out the window. Hopefully his Uncle Cam would be there for him soon.
In his mind, Evan was envisioning how this would go.
The actual words out of his father’s mouth deeply shocked Evan. “Evan, I love you so much. I know you’re upset right now, but let’s talk about it. You’re unhappy because
Apparently, his father already knew the whole thing. His uncle had called and told him it all. There was nothing left to say but admit the truth. “I know you won’t want me around anymore. It’s okay, Dad. You don’t have to tell me. I . . . I’m leaving.”
“Evan, there is never going to be a time that I don’t want you around. Now you unpack your things right now, because you aren’t going anywhere. You’re my son, and I love you. No one could ever replace you in my heart. I’m sorry if I’ve done something to give you the impression that I don’t want you as a part of this family. I’m so sorry if you don’t realize how much I love you.”
“You, you really love me, Dad?” Evan asked between sobbed breaths.
“Of course I do, son. So does
“Evan, I know that we are very different. I’m sorry if our personalities don’t match very well, but I definitely want you as a part of this family. I think of you like my own son. That’s why I’m always so hard on you to succeed. I don’t know where you got the idea that there wasn’t room for you in the house, too. I want you to be the big brother that my baby looks up to. It will be good for him or her to have someone as creative and kind as you in his life.”
The doorbell rang. “That will be Uncle Cam coming for me, probably,” Evan explained.
“Amanda called me. They were all on their way over. Do you feel up to talking to them?”
Evan nodded. He went downstairs to greet his Uncle and his best friend. It was embarrassing for him to explain everything to them. He didn’t want them to see him in tears, but he knew that the entire Cory family cared about him. They would hug him and understand.
The hug he received from his Uncle Cameron made everything start to feel so much better.
That night they had a big family talk.
Everyone stayed true to their word.
Of course, some things never change.
4. Evan maxed out his creativity skill and has at least 8 skill points in all skills except body. He broke up with Meadow.
Previous non-money points 69
Top of career +1
New non-money points 70
New money total for this household to be added for neighborhood points 75,775 simoleons
I fictionalized this episode a bit more than others. It was fun to accentuate the differences between Evan and