>> Monday, November 17, 2008
Amanda lay awake with Green resting on her arm. He had been quite tipsy, so he had drifted off to sleep quickly. She hadn't even had time to remove her make up after the wedding. Green had lead her up to the bedroom with one clear intent.
She lay as still as possible as she thought back on the events that lead up to this moment. Amanda had met Ann purely on accident one day at Watermellon's, the restaurant which was owned by her other older son. She hadn't known what would follow. It was a fast friendship, and both women enjoyed sharing gossip about the sims around town.
Amanda could remember the fateful day Ann had called asking to come over. She said she had a "proposition" for her.
Once Ann was there, she was very direct. "I'm proposing a union between you and my son."
Amanda laughed in disbelief. "What?"
"If you marry my son, think of the possibilities. You'd be considered royalty-- we're the chosen line of the founder. We got the best spot on the hill. You'd get that entire house and the reputation."
Amanda had eyed Ann suspiciously. It sounded too easy. And why did Ann even need to find a mate for her son? He had to be hideous. "I'm sorry, but somehow I don't think I'm understanding. And all I have to do is marry your son Green? What do you get out of this deal?"
"Grandchildren that will carry on the line." Ann paused as if she were done, but she could see that Amanda was not rushing to accept. "Look, I do have one grandchild already thanks to my older son-- well possibly two, to be honest, but I want more. The first baby girl you have will be my gift."
"What if I don't have a girl?"
"Well, then, we will see."
Amanda's curiousty was peaked. She had noticed right away that Ann held a high standing in the new society of the city even more influential than the Mayor. "How do you propose we go about this exactly?"
"Green will be home in a few weeks on break from college. I would like you to come have lunch at our house and meet him. At the moment, he has no romantic prospects that I have heard of, and I am sure he will take a liking to you right away."
Amanda nodded; it couldn't hurt to try. "Sure. I'll at least meet him."