1.9 Part Nine

LONG TIME NO SEE

It was the last year in August when David left for Bridgeport. Since then many things happened in Kate’s life. She was still happily living above the pizzeria, but in April Lia’s son decided to move out of the town with his family and he asked his mother’s boyfriend, Luis, to move away with them. At first it looked like that Luis would stay in Monte Vista, but at the end he decided to join them. One day Luis told Kate, that he’s going to sell the restaurant. Fortunately for Kate, she could live there until the day when someone would buy it. Kate was really happy, that Luis didn’t ask her to move out immediately, but since she has got to know this news, she couldn’t sleep well. Kate was constantly thinking about the day when she’ll have no place to go, once again in her life…

However, she started racing as a professional jockey and soon she was becoming very successful. By the end of May she has earned enough money to buy one of the free lots in Monte Vista and think about building a new home. She was going to do it anyway one day, but now she finally had the reason to do it.

The first day of June, she would go to the town hall to talk with the mayor of Monte Vista about free lots for sale.

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Unfortunately, there were only three lots which met Kate’s conditions. She didn’t want to risk anything and went to give a look at them.

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Kate hasn’t bought a car yet, so she had to call herself a taxi.

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This time, she finally got a new taxi driver…

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The first lot was quite close to the center of the town, but the hilly landscape of Monte Vista makes everything look so distant.

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When they arrived to the lot at 57 Globe Street, Kate told to the driver to wait for her.

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She got out of the car to see it better. It looked bigger than she thought, so naturally she was quite happy about that.

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There was a beautiful view on the Colosseum and the surroundings looked very quiet.

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When she decided to get back to the car, she noticed it wasn’t there anymore!

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What’s wrong with the taxi drivers here? Kate wondered to herself while she was dialing the number.

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Fortunately the taxi was parked behind the corner, so it arrived instantly.

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To the lot at 31 Verona Way, please!” said sharply Kate.

Yes, madam,” answered the driver.

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When they were almost there, Kate noticed an overturned garbage bin on the ground.

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She looked around and saw the night club right behind the lot.

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You don’t need to stop here,” she said to the driver, because she didn’t like the location of this lot. Although it was right next to the Petite Pony equestrian center, the image of the bin being constantly kicked down by some drunk people was a big minus.

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Just take me to 35 Verona Way.”

As you wish, madam.”

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They drove across the stone bridge…

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… passed along the vintage bazaar…

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… drove uphill…

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… and the next moment they have arrived to the destination.

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Am I dreaming? Kate asked herself when she got out of the car. She was standing on a vast, empty lot…

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This cannot be possible, she thought to herself, while she was walking towards the edge of the lot.

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When she was halfway there, she has suddenly stopped. The moon was rising!

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Wow! Kate thought to herself and ran to watch the moon rise from the sea.

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This is so beautiful!” she said aloud. I definitely want this lot…

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The next day in the morning, Kate visited the mayor’s office again.

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She wanted to inform herself about the prices and payment conditions. She got to know that the first lot was §1.800, she didn’t ask for the price of the second one, because she didn’t want to deal with overturned bins all her life. When she asked the price of the third lot, she wasn’t pleased. It was 14.700 simoleons!

I know, I know…,” said the mayor. “You have to consider many things, Mrs. Loewe. It is in a beautiful location, it is one of the biggest lots in Monte Vista, it has an amazing view, there is a big park right next to it…,” he continued.

Yes, of course, but I think that it’s really overpriced,” told him Kate.

Take or leave. There is one other person seriously interested in this lot,” the mayor informed her.

Very well then, I’ll give one more look and I’ll let you know today,” said Kate.

Make the right decision, Mrs. Loewe,” he smiled at Kate and shook her hand.

Have a nice day, Mr. Rossi!” said Kate and left his office.

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To be completely sure about her choice, Kate went to give one more look also to the first lot she visited yesterday. It was a little smaller than the perfect one, but whole 12.900 simoleons cheaper!

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As she was watching around, she noticed something moving near one of the trees. Kate decided to go closer and find out what it was.

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When she approached, she found out that it was a white bird! How cute, she thought to herself as she crouched down to caress it.

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Come on, jump on my arm,” Kate spoke to the bird who seemed to understand her.

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The next moment it was sitting on her arm. She played with it a little and when she was thinking about taking it home with her, the bird flew away. Kate returned to the car.

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When she arrived to the big lot, it was even more beautiful than yesterday.

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The view was simply as she has always imagined it. Kate didn’t hesitate and called the mayor.

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Mr. Rossi’s office, how can I help you?” said a female voice.

Hello, this is Kate Loewe, I would like to speak with the mayor, please.”

Just a moment, please.”

Thank you,” said Kate.

Hello?” said Mr. Rossi.

Hi Mr. Rossi. This is Kate Loewe calling. I would like to buy the lot at 35 Verona Way.”

I see you’ve made the right decision, Mrs. Loewe,” he smiled. “I can assure you, you will not regret it.”

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I think I won’t! It’s perfect!

I’m glad to hear that. So, Mrs. Loewe, you can come to my office the next Monday and we will go through the papers…

Great!” smiled Kate.

Have a nice day, bye bye!

Thank you, bye!” said Kate and hung up the phone.

YES!!!” Kate screamed aloud. She went back to the pizzeria to have something for the lunch.

later that day

Kate decided to go running…

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Then she saw someone running on the same path as she was.

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When she got closer, she recognized him. It was David. Kate decided to follow him.

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Hey David! Is it you?

Hey Kate! What are you doing here?” he asked her.

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Don’t you think that I should be the one asking this question?” Kate asked him sharply.

I guess… Look… I didn’t want it to end this way…

What do you mean? If you never wanted to see me again, you had to tell me!

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No, wait, you don’t understand,” he said.

I think it’s pretty clear…,” told him Kate.

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You came here, confused my mind and disappeared… While you were gone you’ve also managed to break my heart. What is it that I don’t understand?

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It wasn’t easy… Please, let me explain everything to you, Kate.”

Very well, but just because I still love you,” she blushed.

You do?

I have never stopped loving you...”

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Neither have I,”said David and wanted to kiss her full lips. “Listen, Kate. When I got on the plane, I realized, that I forgot to ask your number… I felt really bad about it…”

You did?” asked happily Kate.

Yeah… All the time I have been thinking about you… and me… about us.”

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Did my letter get to you? And the Christmas card?

You have sent a letter to me? When?” wondered David.

I sent it for the St. Valentine’s day… but you have never written back….,” said Kate sadly.

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I didn’t get anything, I’m sorry Kate… I hope you know that if I had your address I would do the same thing you did… By the way, how did you get my address?

I asked the guy that rented you the house while you were here with your friend Jayden…,” smiled Kate.

Are you some kind of a secret agent?” laughed David.

No, no… Just a desperate girl in love.

David smiled at her. “Look Kate, I probably know why your letters never got to me… It’s Jayden. I think he has taken them from the mailbox before I had the chance to check it. In the last months he was quite jealous of me, because I have been offered more job contracts than him… And seeing your best friend climbing high while you stay below must be quite difficult. Plus he’s never experienced the true love… I think when he understood that I was still thinking about you, talking about moving to Monte Vista, he got even more jealous…,” explained David.

Oh, I am sorry about Jayden, but it is not fair stealing something that doesn’t belong to you and secretly hiding it.

Absolutely not. That’s why I will never call him friend again. Friends don’t do such things!

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Well, I guess it’s hard to believe, but I really didn’t have the chance to come back earlier. I spent five months in France constantly working and then another four in China.”

Wow! What were you doing in China?” Kate was amazed, because she’s never been abroad.

Well, I worked,” smiled David.

Yeah, but except of that? Have you been to the Great Wall? Have you seen the Terracotta army?

Well, yeah… I have done some sightseeing…

That’s awesome! If only I could have been there with you!

Well, now you are with me. We’re not exactly in China, but I think this town is just fine,” David smiled at Kate.

And…,” Kate wanted to ask him some more questions about his trip to China, but then she realized, she doesn’t even know, what is he doing at the lighthouse in his gym outfit. “Just a second, you haven’t told me yet what you are doing here.”

Oh, right… Well, I have just arrived…,” said David.

It still doesn’t answer my question,” insisted Kate.

I am moving to Monte Vista, Kate. The moment I got back from China I decided to quit my job. I packed few things and got on the first plane.

Are you kidding me?

No. I wanted it to be a surprise for you, but then I realized, that maybe you’ve already found someone else, so that’s why I didn’t come to see you…

And you think, that I believe that?

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Well, I hope you do. I was thinking about buying a house here, but then I thought that maybe you would like to chose it together with me or build our own house on an empty lot… so this morning I went to the town hall to ask if there is some cool lot around, you know, with some really beautiful view, but the mayor told me, that one like that has just been sold. So I have no surprise for you…

Well, in this case I think I have one for you, David,” smiled Kate.

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Really? How can you have a surprise for me if you couldn’t have possibly known we would meet again?

I bought that lot, David!

What! You did?!?! You’re joking, aren’t you?

No, I am not. The next Monday it will be official.

No way,” David was surprised. “But it is too expensive for you, why would you want to buy something that big?

Well, I was planning on building a really big house… plus I love the nature, the trees, the plants and flowers…,” said Kate.

You’ve got the point.

And I would like to have horses… one day…

That’s amazing! I think you definitely should!

I am so happy, David. It’s really nice to have you back.

I am really happy too… So… you are not seeing anyone?

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No, I am all yours!

Wow, I cannot believe it!

So now, that you are finally back, would you like to come over?” asked him Kate hoping he would say yes.

That would be great!” agreed David.

Splendid,” said happily Kate.

This night was the first night Kate spent together with David. When she was still living in Appaloosa Plains, she met some nice guys, but it was different with David. Maybe he was different than most of Kate’s ex-boyfriends. She has never felt so much in love ever before…

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18 thoughts on “1.9 Part Nine

  1. Yay! He’s baaaaaack! 😀 I was beginning to worry that he wasn’t such a great guy after all. I’m happy to be wrong!
    That’s an awesome lot. What a view! Are you planning on building your own house?

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    • Yes, he is! And it looks really promising, right? 🙂 😉
      I was really happy when I discovered the location of this lot, because you have to follow a certain rule when placing your founder in the town… The view is simply beautiful! I wish I had one like this from my window 🙂
      To answer your question now: Yes, I am going to build my own house, let’s hope it comes out well… I always liked building houses in The Sims, especially decorating the garden!!!

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  2. The lot is gorgeous and it’s awesome that you came just in time for the moon rising. Those are fab screenshots. Good to see that David isn’t a complete jerk in this story. Hope everything works out between him and kate.

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    • Thank you so much for all your comments 🙂
      I really love taking screenshots, but I tend to take too many 😀 When it comes to picking the right ones, it always takes me so much time… So you’re happy to see David with ‘this other woman’, aren’t you 🙂 I’ll just tell you, that you will get to know everything in the next chapter 😉

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      • Uhh… yeah, I guess! Haha… It’s just weird that’s all. The same way I’ll find it weird if anyone writes a story and pairs their founder with Adam Birch of Aurora Skies. In my mind, I’d be like, “He belongs with Ava!” Haha… but yeah… I get that this is a different world from QotD. ^_^

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  3. *squeals* Yay for Kate finding David again. Poor guy… his friend stealing his mail. What a lowdown thing to do. Kate looked so pretty in her athletic wear. The landscape in Monte Vista is so beautiful and the moon rising shot was gorgeous. I’m so glad David’s back in her life.

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    • I love this town so much! It’s actually the first time I play in Monte Vista 🙂 It’s simply perfect for taking screenshots. They always look so wonderful! I like the jogging track near the lighthouse. There are many beautiful places like this scattered around the town…

      David and Kate belong together. If it wasn’t for Jayden, everything would be perfect. I believe that sometimes the only way you truly get to know your friends is thanks to situations like this. Unfortunately.

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  4. Even though I knew they end up together, I am jumping up and down (inside) right now! The romance of them both wanting the same lot to be together on… is just too much (in a good way). The scenery in this post is so beautiful, I love the light house and the hills along the sea, and the bridge. It is just out of a story book.

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  5. P.S. — Kate is actually really lucky that David is still available after all this time, it must be meant to be. Whenever I play Sims 3, the townies get involved in other relationships before my sim can get a chance to ask them to commit.

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    • I’m happy you’re happy they’re back together! Kate & David will always be my perfect couple ❤

      Maybe I overdid it with the both of them wanting to buy the same lot, but I believe the idea just came to my mind as I was writing the episode… This actually happens often – I have a general idea where I want the story to go, but then my subconsciousness steps in. Sometimes it gives me cool ideas, other times some absurd ones such as this one here 🙂

      As I said many times, Monte Vista is unique and beautiful. In a way, it really stands out from the rest of the towns available in TS3 Store, even though each of them has its perks. The scenery is so picturesque – that's probably the reason why I have so many screenshots on my HDD I guess. Maybe it somehow spoke to me when I was choosing the town for my legacy – I live in the Veneto region in Northern Italy, so maybe that's why I chose MV?

      P.S. At the start of the game, David Haynes is in a relationship with Nicoletta Lombardi. I'll be honest with you – I had him broke it off between them so he could be with Kate. There's this rule from the legacy challenge which says that the founder of your legacy has to marry one of the townies and David was the most handsome one of them all! (Sorry, Nicoletta. I hope you like your new BF…)

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