"Sing me something soft"

>> Wednesday, March 25, 2009



Glenda found Alberta hiding out along the side of the school building where she sat on the ground watching the sky. No one else would have thought to look for her here except for Glenda who was beginning to get a feel for the timid girl even though she hardly spent any time at all with her. But then it was impossible to get near the girl when Katherine was at school. The two girls were attached at the hip.



Katherine had not come to school today which left Alberta open for Gabe's attempts at flirtation. Even thinking about it now forced a mostly involuntary eye roll from Glenda.

Now, Gabriel was stuck inside, working on a project he had been given by Ms. Kerr which left the girl completely on her own. Not that she seemed to mind. Rather than mingle with the other students, she sat alone on the cold ground.

Glenda sat next to her and smiled at the look of surprise on her face. "Hello. Found a quiet spot, I see." Alberta only nodded stupidly. Glenda sighed inwardly and continued on. "Listen, I wanted to ask you about Katherine and Gabriel."

"What do you mean?"



"Well, I'd heard that they'd started dating, and I just wondered if that was a good idea. I mean, you know Gabe's adopted, right? He could be her brother and not know it. I was just a little concerned and figured I should mention it to you since you're Katherine's friend and all."

Alberta looked as if she had swallowed a lump of salt. "They're dating?" Glenda could almost taste the betrayal from her spot on the ground next to Alberta.

"Yeah, didn't she tell you?" Glenda feigned surprise as if an idea had just struck her.



Alberta stood up without saying a word to excuse herself and ran off, most likely to hide in the girl's bathroom.

Glenda sat smiling smugly to herself. Finally, something exciting at this school!


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Of course! It made so much sense. Alberta once again felt out of place.

She walked hurriedly to the girl's bathroom with her eyes down to the ground as she fought back tears. Vaguely, she was aware of someone in front of her only a mere second before she bumped right into Gabriel Mellon-- the very last sim she wanted to see.



"Sorry," he said as he smiled down at her; one large hand engulfed her elbow as he held her steady. At the look in her eyes, his smile disappeared. "Hey, Alberta, are you okay?"

His voice almost broke her. It was hard with worry, but at the same time seemed so gentle and genuine she wished she could say something without the fear of breaking into sobs. She took her elbow from his hand and ran past him into the girls' bathroom.



She grabbed handfuls of toilet paper and stuffed them into her face to silence the sobs wrecking her body. Oh she was such an idiot! Did he know? Could he guess how she felt?

It hurt even worse when Alberta thought back on all the times Kate had teased Alberta about Gabe and his supposed attention to her. Now she felt even more like a fool. Her grandmother had tried to warn her. "They think we’re no better than service NPCs," she had said one day as she warned Alberta that they'd only play with her before they made proper friends or found proper girlfriends.

All those times she had glanced over at him to find him already looking her way, he had probably been glancing at Kate who had stood beside her all those times. What an idiot she had been to think that she could ever be on the same level as any of them.


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Glenda's revenge for that noogie. I said Alberta would pay. Glenda does not mess around.

Oh, and I forgot about this until I was playing to get pics for some scenes, but if Glenda looks familiar, it's because she's Sofia's half sister. (And she's actually meaner than Sofia with only one nice point!)

6 comments:

Sullivan Sims March 25, 2009 at 4:24 PM  

Poor Alberta. High school is awful, and there's always someone like Glenda around to make it worse!

simstate March 25, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

Ha ha -Sofia's sister! It runs in the family!

Ah to be a young teenager again! Always so dramatic and OT - just like that a friendship crushed. I hope Katherine irons things out soon.

Laura March 26, 2009 at 4:54 AM  

Oooh, Glenda, what an evil little witch! I remember girls like her in school! I keep meaning to ask, how old are they supposed to be? Like junior high age, or high school?

Well, I hope it's not true, and I hope Alberta gets to talk to Kate soon!

The Lunar Fox March 26, 2009 at 8:06 AM  

Thanks for the comments all. Ah high school.

Good question. This is high school. (I pretty much skip a lot of younger years. Goes from elementary to high school.)

Kate and Alberta are freshmen. So in human years they're around 15 right here.

Gabe is a junior, so he's about 17.

Glenda is a sophomore, so she's about 16.

T.Irwin March 28, 2009 at 1:17 AM  

Sad....highschool can be so rough...I remember those silly crushes and how there seemed to be the betrayal of friends when they liked one another, but I like one of them...and so on.

The Lunar Fox March 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

High school was rough. Oh memories. But I was a little dork in high school anyway. I always knew my crushes would stay crushes. ^^

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