Round 36: March 2043 (Autumn)
Simon is 18)
Narrated by Annabel Nott
When I declared Biology as my major and decided I wanted to be a vet, I don’t think I really anticipated how difficult it would be.
I know I’m not stupid - just a little undisciplined - and I thought the classes would be okay, as long as I focused.
Even though I’ve been doing my best to focus, the material has been really challenging.
But I’m still proud of myself for how well I’ve been doing. I’m not getting straight As or anything but I’m passing, with a B+ average.
Caitlin is a junior this year and is pretty busy with classes but she’s got this idea in her head that she wants to write a book now.
I’m not really sure where this has come from. She’s never written anything before, as far as I know, and she’s never expressed any interest in it at all.
She says it’s something she feels like she has to do though, so I’m leaving her to it.
Caitlin told me Eddie doesn’t really get it either but he’s trying to be supportive regardless, which she’s appreciated.
When she actually gets to see him, anyway. The time they get to spend together is very limited a lot of the time.
It’s hard enough to have a relationship with someone in a different town but Eddie being a firefighter doesn’t make things any easier.
The shortest shifts he works are about 10 hours and he regularly works for 12. When they do see each other, they try to make the most of it and their dates end up being epically long.
I used to think dating a firefighter would be kind of hot (no pun intended) but what’s the point if they’re hardly ever around?
I’m always astonished when Georgina manages to meet anyone, seeing it honestly seems like she doesn’t ever go anywhere but class. I guess miracles happen though, because she met a guy.
His name is Adrian and she’s totally gaga over him. He’s sort of nerdy, if you ask me…but it’s probably a good thing we don’t have the same taste in men!
He’s an environmental science major and wants to work in conservation after graduation.
Adrian is quite shy and he’s also really serious about his studies, like Georgina.
He knows a tiny bit about art too, which is a definite plus for my sister.
They’ve only been dating a couple of months but Georgina is already talking about bringing him home to meet our parents, which is crazy to me.
I would be avoiding that for as long as possible but Mum is a lot harder on my boyfriends than Georgina’s. Georgina is trusted to make good dating decisions and the guys I like are viewed with immediate suspicion.
Adrian is keen to meet everyone at home though, so we’ll probably all head back to Sullivan at some stage and do the introductions.
Georgina introduced me to Adrian pretty early on and he got my stamp of approval.
He’s kind of nerdy, if you ask me, but he’s a nice guy and Georgina seems really happy with him.
Lately, I haven’t been quite as lucky in the romance department as Caitlin or Georgina.
I was dating this guy called Landon, who I met last year, and it was going okay.
And then I ran into my ex, Simon, who is now a freshman here. We saw each other a few times and were actually getting along, unlike the way we were at the end of our relationship.
It went way too far and we ended up in bed back in Simon’s dorm room. It was fun but we both agreed it wasn’t something we wanted to or should do again.
I felt really guilty about it though and confessed everything to Landon.
Predictably, Landon was not thrilled about this development and he broke up with me.
That really sucked. It’s not like we were in love or anything but you know…it’s not a great feeling, even when it’s somewhat expected and probably deserved.
And then I couldn’t stop thinking about Simon. I had to keep reminding myself that we were definitely not a good match but my mind kept drifting back to him.
Caitlin’s doing her best to keep me distracted and focused on other things. She thinks I should probably take a little break from dating and guys for a while.
I think she’s probably right. Maybe I’ll even throw myself into my classes for once.
- Title is from Brother Down by Sam Roberts.
- Georgina is still her perfect student self with a 4.0 GPA, Caitlin is steady on 3.3 and Annabel raiseds her to 3.2 (from 3.1). She rolled a couple of skilling wants and a couple of wants to actually go to class, though she's still not very keen on doing term papers or anything that would really get her grades up there!
- Adrian is a dormie I spotted flirting with Georgina when I had Simon out busking in the last session. You can possibly (?) see him in those pictures, though he would look completely different. He was one of the few dormies I hadn't made over and looked particularly dire. He had a makeover before I let him appear in the blog for real. ;)
- Annabel had the want to get engaged to Simon when I loaded up. Jesus Christ! That rolled a way, thank goodness and she doesn't seem too interested in him any more. She wasn't interested in dating at all for the entire second semester but she rolled a want to go on a date on the very last day I played them, so she might find someone next time.