Saturday, March 31, 2012

1.3 - Love Me Rough

After being stood up the prior day, Alexandra had taken a day off work due to illness. Harris dropped by the studio too often since they were filming his father’s life story and he was the consultant. Alexandra couldn’t take the chance of running into him and his perfectly chiseled features. 
Instead she heads to the park and runs into him anyway.



Neither of them speak for a long, uncomfortable moment. Alexandra feels her palms getting sweaty in nervousness, although why she’s nervous she can’t understand. So what if he ditched their date? He’s married, she should never have gone after him in the first place. 
“I’m sorry.” He says at last, breaking the silence. “I was on my way, I swear. But then Gwen called from the hospital, told me the baby was coming early and I couldn’t just leave her to go through that alone.”




Alex can’t believe what he’s saying. “She was pregnant? You asked me out while your wife was expecting a child? What kind of a man are you?”




“A man who is not in love with his wife.” He answers. “And while we’re on the topic, what kind of a woman agrees to go out with a married man?”




She swallows nervously, thinking of her older sister. The girl who slept with Melody’s father and tore apart his marriage. She forced herself into what was once a perfectly happy family and ruined it for everyone involved, especially the children. 
“You could say it runs in the family.”




“So then we’re in agreement. We’re both horrible sims.”
She’s about to defend herself but he puts up a hand to stop her. “I don’t mean it as an insult, Alexandra, goodness is overrated anyway. Come on, lets go get that drink now and start over.” 




Alex can’t believe she agreed to the date, but a few drinks later and she doesn’t even care anymore. All she knows is that the music here is AWESOME and her date happens to be the best looking guy in the entire city!




“You have the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen.” He murmurs to her, taking her hand in his, running his thumb along the back of her hand. “I’ve never seen such a deep purple before, and I’ve been all over the world.”




She smiles softly, blushing at his compliment. “This is the farthest I’ve ever been from the mainland. But I can’t imagine traveling all over the world, its simply too much.”
“Stick with me and I can take you wherever you’d like.” He promises.
She doesn’t know how to respond to that. 




So instead she hugs him, leaning against his chest as they sway softly to the music. He nuzzles her neck a little, sending small shivers along her skin. “You tired?”




“A lil.” She mutters, not wanting him to stop.
“Well then we should head to bed, shouldn’t we.”
Alex opens her eyes after he says that. Ah crap. She was sort of hoping this wouldn’t happen on the first date... again.




‘Bed’ turns out to be a tiny bedroom under the bar that Harris claims to have the only key to. Alex knows this should be a warning sign, but at least its private. 




“I don’t know if I want to do this.” She mutters as he presses his lips against her neck again. His breath hot against her skin, fluttering her hair just soft enough to tickle and tease. 
He pauses, looking up at her. “You want me to stop?”




She doesn’t answer, cause she doesn’t know what she wants. And before she knows whats happening he has her pressed against the wall. There’s an anger in his eyes that sends a shiver down her back, this time of fear not excitement. 




She tries to push him off her but his hold on her wrist tightens and with a whimper she stops fighting, just looking up at him. 




“Alex, will you calm down?”
She tries, but her heart won’t stop racing. 




“I’m not trying to scare you, I swear, I just...” He lets his words trail off as he releases his grip on her. “I thought you wanted the same thing.”




He tries to back off from her but finds he can’t. In the time between him letting her hands go and now, she’s wrapped them around is waist, keeping him against her. 




“Alex?”
“You scared me.” She whispers, her nose close enough to touch his as he leans towards her again. 
“I thought girls liked danger.”
“I don’t. I’ve been through enough.”




Before he can apologize she has her lips on his, her arms wrapped around his shoulders as his wrap around her waist. He takes this as a hint to stop talking. And move on to better things.




And they do, stripping off each other’s clothing piece by piece before moving things to... the floor. Since the bed is just 2 feet too far from where they were standing. 




She gasps as he enters her, biting down on her knuckle to keep from crying out in pain. 




He leans over her, kissing down her neck and chest, stopping himself from going as rough as he wants to, as he feels he has to. 




“Are you alright?”
She nods absently, as if she’s not really there, one hand wrapping around his waist as if to pull him closer. “More, please.”




He pulls her towards him, holding her tight against him as she moans from each thrust, her fingers clutching at his back so hard he's sure her nails will break the skin.




She feels him cum inside of her, his body relaxing but not giving up his hold on her, not that she really wants him to. She’s sure the dream will end now. She gave him what he wanted and now he’ll ask her to leave and she’ll never see him again, just like last time.




Instead he picks her up and sets her down on the bed, still in his arms as he pulls her close next to him. “You’re beautiful, Alexandra.”
She doesn’t say anything, just curls up on his chest as his breathing evens out until she’s sure he’s asleep.




And then she hurries off the bed in an attempt to sneak out. The tears start before she can reach for her clothes and instead she curls up right next to the bed trying to keep from making too much noise.




She doesn’t realize he’s awake until his hand is on her shoulder. She reaches to touch him and he takes her hand, looking down at her in worry. “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing.”
“I don’t believe you.” He’s groggy with sleep, but he tries to give her a serious look. “What is it? You can tell me.”




She sees no point in lying. “I’m scared I’ll never see you again. That you’ll want to forget about me now that we’ve slept together.”
He squeezes her hand softly and smiles at her. “That won’t happen, Alex. I promise. I love you too much to let you go that easily.”
His words bring a flutter to her chest she’s never felt before, and with it a strange calmness. “I believe you.” A surprising truth for her, but still the truth. Maybe things won’t be as bad as she’d feared. 



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Well that was fun! I couldn't finalize a personality for Harris since he was always disappearing on me so I just let him choose his own for this chapter and I THINK it went really well. 

Alex is one of my favourite characters in a while, and I just hope I can do justice to her character since I know HOW complex I want to make her, but I worry I won't actually be able to get there. Poses are surprisingly helpful for this. O_o

Friday, March 30, 2012

1.2 - An Attraction of Sorts

Another day, another cranky pregnant lady who does not appreciate Melody’s singing. 



An anonymous caller hires her to give a celebration sing-o-gram to some guy named Naveen Smith. With the smuggest grin Melody has ever seen he lets her into his house, looking her up and down. “When Jane said she was sending over a singer to celebrate our new business agreements I never thought you’d be a ‘dancer’ too. That girl really does take good care of me.”
Melody just about slaps him.




“Sir, I am not a prostitute. I’m just here to congratulate you and thats it.” She gives him her sweetest smile. “If you touch me I will break every bone in your body. Understood?”




Naveen’s eyebrows shoot straight up, almost making Melody laugh. “Wow... Fiesty... I like it. You really remind me of someone.”
“Your mother?”
“No that can’t be it, she was a saint. But maybe if you stayed the night we could figure it out.”



Yeah she’s totally goanna slap him. And then go home and scream into her pillow because his smile makes her tingly all over.




Days pass, and with it Melody finally has enough to buy a new less bellhoppy outfit. 
Zane Avendale is dating his brother’s ex, Morgan Hemlock and she seems to prefer the younger brother considering all the romantic sing-o-grams she's been sending him.




Zane’s sister Yalena is pregnant, engaged (to Daniel Wish) and not all that happy with the entire situation. 




Apparently watching Melody make a fool out of herself is the real magic in sing-o-grams because it brings quite the smile to Yalena’s face. 




She’s on her way to her next sing-o-gram when-
“Now the outfit is different but I'd recognize that ass anywhere. Hey gorgeous! Haven't seen you in a while!”
Ugh. Him.




“Okay so I’m just going to go home now and if you follow me I will...” Her voice trails off when her eyes meet his.
“You’ll do what?”
“I dunno. I can’t remember what my threat was. But it was a good one, I’d been planning it for a while.”






“You spent time coming up with a threat just for me? I’m flattered!”
She stops, looking at him oddly. “Are you mocking me?”
“Of course not. That would be rude.”





Melody can’t help her smile. “So do you mock every girl you meet or is it just me?”
He steps a bit closer to her, their skin almost touching in a way that makes her cheeks go red and her pulse race just a bit. “Mock? Usually everyone, but I only flirt with the women I like, the list of which you rise far above.”




“Ah so you are flirting. I knew it.”
“Am I not so obvious? Jane has done nothing but tease me about you since we met.”
“Jane is....?”
“My little sister.” He lies smoothly. “I’m the only family she has left, so I look after her.”
She thinks that’s the saddest thing ever. But the fact that he cares about his family is quite the turn on.




At that moment his pocket lets out a shrill ring, and with a sigh he grabs the phone to look at the message. “Speak of the devil, looks like I need to head home now.”
“Is everything alright?”
He nods, more to himself than her. “Just Jane being a child.”
We’re just talking. He types, replying to Jane's text message. A moment later he receives another message that just makes him smile. Oh she’s goanna pay for THAT one.



Before Melody can react he has her in his arms, their bodies pressed together in an embrace that she isn’t sure is quite appropriate for such a public place. “I would love to see you again, gorgeous. Perhaps next time we can have a real date.”



“A real-”
He cuts her off, his lips pressing against hers. Her first kiss, since all she did in high school was pointedly ignore all the boys who asked her out.




He slips a small, folded paper into her hand as they kiss, pulling back at last with a smug grin. “Be sure to call me sometime, gorgeous.”




On the other side of town, Alexandra’s night has gone in just about the most opposite way possible. Harris was supposed to meet her at the diner for drinks but instead he’s a no-show. 




Zane Avendale made her feel a little better, taking pity on the younger girl by sitting with her and listening to her talk, asking the right questions, and smiling or frowning at all the right moments. He’s always been a great listener and Alex appreciates it a lot.




He’s also got a really comfy shoulder and a water resistant shirt, so he doesn’t mind letting her cry on it.




He’s engaged, to Morgan Hemlock and she’s pregnant with his child. He lives with her and has always been the “good” child in his family. But there’s something about this little red head that makes him consider throwing that all away. He doesn’t even love Morgan, he only dated her so she’d stop trying to destroy his sisters’ careers for what Xander did to her. If he were single he’d really make Alexandra feel special.
But he’s not, so when she heads home alone he lets her, and then walks home hoping the cold night air will help him forget about her.



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Harris really was a no-show for his outing with Alexandra and then Zane should up and they started goofing off together and just got along so well! They got half way to the friend level without ANY Watcher interference! Dangit Alex, he's engaged! Why'd you have to go and pick him? D : 

Naveeeeeen <3. I honestly don't even know WHY I like him. He certainly isn't the best looking sim I've ever made, but her personality is very true to his in-game personality, and maybe thats why I like him. I mean he's just... mrr~