When Alice isn’t working, she doesn’t really have anywhere else to go. Often, she ends up sitting on the bench outside the store where she’s employed, waiting for her next shift to start.
Gradually, she seems to have gotten a routine and begun to cope with her existence. Neither she nor I noticed the change happen, but she’s now coming in to work most days feeling mostly alright.
So it’s a surprise for me when she’s given a promotion one day. But not as much of a surprise as it is for her. Her traits mean she would never have thought herself capable or deserving of this. I have seen other Sims get a promotion. They’re pleased, but otherwise go about their day as normal. Alice is ecstatic, and she shouts in celebration as she leaves work.
For some time, she thinks about little else. Whatever she’s doing, she will periodically stop to punch the air or cheer.
After so many hours of watching Alice display only misery or numbness, seeing her loudly and outwardly express genuine happiness is startling.
Next: Kev and Yvette
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