August 22, 2016

Jason: Week Thirty, Day Five

Liz woke up early the next morning and headed straight to her dresser to get ready.
She passed by Jason's door, letting him sleep.  No way was she going to have a socially awkward morning after waking him up!
Bursting out into the front yard, she headed straight for the garden.  She could tell at one point it had been well-loved, but now it was just a neglected mess of dead plants and weeds.
Grabbing some black plastic bags, she started cleaning up the eyesore.

Jason woke up and winced when the sunlight streamed through the windows.  Dang it! he cursed, The Inter-Office League!

He jolted awake and threw some clothes on before jogging down the steps.
He burst through the door and leapt down the small porch stairs.
"Whoa? Where's the fire?" Liz asked as she put the lid back on the trash can.

Jason grabbed his old bike and hopped on.  "Dangit, Liz! Why didn't you wake me?" he asked grumpily, not even waiting for a reply before he started pedaling furiously. 
He checked his watch as he ran up towards the double doors.  Only 20 minutes late.  It wouldn't be that bad, he thought to himself.
Jason's new coworkers had organized a "casual", fun game for some intramural bonding.  To get to know the team-members and to let the coaches see how everyone worked together.

Good thing it wasn't a real game!

It took all morning, but Liz had done it! She'd cleared the overgrown garden out!  She thought about planting some herbs, but wanted to talk to Jason first. 
"Hey short stuff!" Jason said, jogging up the front walk.  "Looking good!" he told her.

Liz flushed.  She knew he was talking about the garden, but he said it while eyeing her to get a rise out of her. It was so annoying how easy it was for him to tease her!
"So, I wanted to see if you minded if I planted some herbs," she told him, completely ignoring his flirtatious quip.  She knew he was just a big flirt.

Jason shrugged. "Sure. Might as well use the dirt for something!" he glanced at where the garden used to be.  "Thanks for cleaning it up," he told her seriously.  "Mom would've been real sad to see the state of her garden. She sure did love veggies."

Liz beamed, feeling proud of her morning efforts.

"Speaking of veggies..." she said, trailing off coyly.

"Oh man! This is going to be awesome!" Jason said eagerly, turning his pumpkin to the left and right and trying to decide what he was going to make.
"What are you going to do?" he asked Liz, glancing over at her working.
"You'll see!" she said, not even glancing up from her masterpiece.
"Aw come on!" Jason sputtered, rolling his eyes.  "It's like it's a national security threat! Sheesh!"

Liz reached for her little knife, cutting into the pumpkin.  "You wanna push me while I had a knife in my hand?" she asked sweetly, smiling wickedly at her.
"No ma'am!" Jason said quickly, turning back to his pumpkin and reaching his hand inside to pull out the "guts" of the pumpkin. "Ewwwww..." he said, squishing the cold, gooey strands in his hand before flicking them onto the newspaper.

"Jason! You're making a mess!" Liz admonished him.

"Nuh uh! It landed on the newspaper!"
Liz rolled her eyes and stood up.  "Done!"

"Lemme see!" Jason told her, craning his head.

Liz picked her pumpkin up protectively and headed over to the table.  "No way. Finish yours first!"
Just a few more minutes later and Jason announced, "Done!" as well.  He hefted up the pumpkin and set it on the end table.

"What do you think, Liz?" he asked.
Liz glanced up from where she was mixing some drinks.  "Aw, it looks just like you!" she teased.
"Hardy har-har," Jason quipped, heading over and grabbing a drink.  "You're real funny, you know that?"

Liz smiled, clinking her glass against his.  "I know!" she countered smoothly.

Jason phone started ringing and he grabbed it to check the number. 
"Baby!" he answered, stepping away from Liz.

Liz made a face behind Jason's back and downed her drink, wincing as it burned its way down her throat.  Ashley still called once or twice a week, just enough to keep Jason interested.  It annoyed Liz to no end how Ashley seemed to be leading Jason on.

Summer had come and gone and Ashley still hadn't made a trip to Sunset Valley to visit Jason.  First she was in Champ le Sims with her sorority sisters, then there was the visit to Lucky Palms to see her family, and now - finally - was a modeling contract in Sunlit Tides.

Poor Jason had bought it hook, line and sinker.  He'd actually told Ashley she could probably stay with some family friends if she needed a place to stay.  Boy, she would've paid to have seen the look on her face when he said that!

"Yeah, we're just having a few people over. It'll be a real small party," Jason was telling Ashley.

"So I got something I think it going to be pretty cool," Liz told Jason once he was off the phone.  She dragged in the light and set it up in the middle of the room.

Jason looked at it questioningly.

"Hold on, let me get the lights!" she said, hurrying around the downstairs and turning off lights.

"Liz! What are you doing! I can't see anything!" he told her.

Liz grinned. "I know! That's perfect!"

Liz flipped the switch on the black light and turned it on.

"AWESOME, isn't it?" she asked eagerly.
Jason looked around the room.  "Damn Liz! That's crazy cool! You really have the best gadgets!" he said excitedly.  "This party is going to RULE!"

Liz and Jason headed upstairs to slip into their costumes.  As they came downstairs, Jason grabbed out his cell and snapped a picture of them. 
"Hey! August!" Jason waved at his old high school friend, and current teammate.

August waved back, looking a little bored.
Jason made eye contact with a sexy feline in the kitchen.  "Hey Liz, what don't you go over and chat August up. He's a real nice guy!" 

Liz glanced over her shoulder and bit her lip. "I don't know, Jas," she said wearily.

"Aw come on! Do it for me!" he said, pushing her towards his buddy as his kitty cat headed his way.  "You should tell him about that time we added ginseng to our pizza. I bet he'd get a kick out of that story!" He pushed her a little too forcefully and she stumbled over towards August, who reached out to make sure she didn't fall on her face.
"Hi!" Kitty Cat purred.  "Nice party!"

"Yeah, it's pretty awesome, isn't it?!" Jason said. He peered under the make-up.  "Have we met before?" he asked.

Liz glanced over across the room and saw Jason with the lady in body-hugging tiger stripes.  No wonder he'd been in such a hurry to get rid of her! she fumed. 
She turned back to August with a huge grin.  "So, you wouldn't believe how scared Jason was when we went through the haunted house.  He actually screamed like a little girl!" Liz laughed.

"Oh man, I'm going to have to razz him about that at practice tomorrow!"  August chuckled.  "So, you're his friend from college right? Liz?"

"Yeah. We really hit it off."

August shook his head with amazement.  "Man! Jason gets all the hot girls!" he said, a little in awe of Jason.
Liz laughed lightly while inwardly preening. Did he just call her hot?  "Yeah, well, Jason and I really are just friends," she emphasized, tucking her hair behind her ear.

August grinned, looking her over with new appreciation. "Oh yeah?" he asked with interest.  "His loss, my gain!" he teased.

Emboldened by August's attention, Liz kind of let the juice go to her head.  It wasn't very long afterwards that she was letting some guy she didn't know hold her up for a keg stand.  As many parties as she'd gone to with Jason and Moudy, she'd never done a keg stand!  Man! She hadn't known what she was missing! she thought.
And then he dropped her.
"Oh, I wonder if your friend is okay?" Cheri said, cringing as the EMS worker helped Liz up from the floor.

"No, no, I'm okay!" Liz was saying, waving off the help as she staggered around.
"Huh?" Jason asked, sipping on his drink and appreciating the view.
Cheri glanced up and caught Jason ogling her.  Jason quickly averted his gaze and nervously rubbed the back of his neck.  "Oh, er... my friend?"

Cheri raised a feline eyebrow.  "Your friend that just did a face plant after drinking too much?" She glanced over at Liz.
Jason turned a concerned look towards Liz.  He pulled her aside.  "You okay?" he asked her.

Liz nodded emphatically, reaching for his hands.  "You know what I've always wanted to do?" she asked him in a slurred voice. 

"What's that?" Jason asked, pandering to her now that he knew she was drunk as a skunk.

"Promise you won't laugh?" she asked.

Jason did a quick X over his heart.  "Cross my heart."

Liz leaned forward, giving him the stink eye with one eye squeezed shut. "Promise!"

"Liz! I promise! What?!"

"Are you sure this is a  good idea?" Jason asked, following behind Liz.

Liz stumbled forward.  "You promised, Jason!" she told him as he reached out and grabbed her elbow to keep her steady.  Man, he'd never seen Liz this wasted before.  "You know, we could just go home, you know."

Liz shook her head.  "Nuh uh. I'm getting my fortune read!" she told him determinedly.
"Wait here," Liz told him, as she tapped on the gypsy caravan window.  "Helllllo?" she called out, a little loudly.

"What if they're sleeping?" Jason whispered furiously.  He wondered what mad gypsies did to trespassers.

Liz rolled her eyes. "They're not sleeping!" she said testily, just as the door opened.
Jason stood outside by himself, feeling more than a little stupid.  They could have been back at home, but nooooo.... they were out in the middle of the night on Spooky Day at a Gypsy Caravan.  

His gaze was caught by the bush near the front door with a whole bunch of jelly beans clustered like grapes. 
He grabbed a nice, juicy orange one and popped it in his mouth while he waited.
Oh God, what were they doing here, he freaked as a terrified feeling coursed through his body.  This was such a bad idea!  He had to get Liz and get out of here! Now!

Jason took a few calming breaths through his nose that seemed to help.  He was left with a vague sense of discomfort.
Liz opened the door and stepped down the steps, avoiding his eye.  "Are you ready to go?" she asked.

"Everything okay?" Jason asked, tensing.
Liz smiled a sad smile.  "Yeah, everything's fine," she said tiredly.  "Can we just go home?"

"What'd they say?" Jason asked, falling into step beside her.

Liz shrugged.  "Just stupid stuff," she told him.  "Why'd you let me blow my money on that baloney?" she asked.

Jason released his pent-up breath.  For some reason, he'd thought that Liz was upset from whatever they gypsy told her. But apparently she was just mad that she wasted her money on a charlatan! Throwing his arm around her shoulder, he gave her a half hug.  "Sorry, Liz.  I told you it was a bad idea!"

Liz nodded, resting her head on his shoulder as they headed back to the street.  "Yeah. It was real stupid," she told him.


  1. You know, after Haley and Johnny's long tale of circling around each other romantically since they were teens, I thought Jason might be quicker on the uptake about trying to be with someone you have feelings for...

    But of course not!

    That aside, it is so nice of both of them to support each other so much. I hope at the very least Jason will realize Ashley isn't being nearly as supportive and present in his life.

    Aw, poor Liz! I wonder what the fortune teller told her?

    1. You would imagine that Jason would be quicker on the uptake - but he's always been a little dense. :) If anything, I think he tends to take a little after Rachel - she of the eternal hopeless romance!

      I love Jason & Liz's easy-going relationship with each other.

      *wiggles eyebrows* I wonder when we'll learn what the fortune teller said!

  2. Ooh, I too wonder what the fortune teller told Liz. Whatever the teller told her, it must have sobered her up a fair amount.

    The outfits were cool, and the black lights! It kinda looked like they were at a rave! Fit with getting people drunk and falling over.

    It's nice that the garden's all sorted out again now ^-^ Just like Haley would have wanted

    1. You can be sure that the fortune teller said something VERY profound!

      I loved the costume party under black lights! I'll definitely be doing that again!

      The garden's almost sorted out - Liz still needs to plant some of her rebel herbs. ;) If it would only stop raining long enough...

  3. Noooo, I can't believe I caught up! What am I going to read now? Please post more soon <3

    I loved reading your legacy up to this point! It's so cool how each day gets its own chapter. It makes you really get to know and care about each and every sim.

    Aww, Haley's beautiful garden is such a mess! And all the newspapers on the front porch... tsk tsk! That's what happens when you leave a partying jock to take care of the family home XD I love that Liz wants to plant some herbs - a true rebel!

    I also like how you're putting a bit more sense into that rebel gadget thing. You're actually showing is what all those things are for and making it a part of Liz' personality.

    I wonder what the furtune teller said... maybe that there's no love in her future for a while yet? Single parent with help, I'm guessing? I predict that it'll take Jason way too long to realize that Ashley is terrible and Liz is a keeper!

    Anyway, loved the whole story so far! Please write moooore!!

    1. Sorry, weird things happened with my blogger.

      But I second Annie Sims; you write very well, I can't wait for more!

  4. He's mad when she wakes him, he's mad when she doesn't. lol.

    What a fun Spooky Day party! How'd you get the black lights to actually work? I can never get them to work in game.

    aw. What'd the fortune teller say, Liz? :(

    1. Oh, sweet, lovable, quirky Jason!

      I had so much fun doing the Spooky Day party! I remember having to work on getting the black lights to work. I think I had to turn on the light, then toggle the black light on.

      We'll find out what the Gypsy has to say next chapter! Mwah ha ha ha

  5. Nice party! Looks like Jason is wandering a bit, even if he still thinks of Ashley as his girlfriend. Hopefully he's going to realize that Ashley doesn't care enough for him.

    Will we find out what the fortune teller said???

    1. I think Jason would say that he might be in a relationship, but he's not dead. Jason's gaze always seems to stray towards the chest-area!

      Hopefully he realizes quickly that Ashley's not the one for him!

      Gypsy update is in the next chapter. :)