Joe and Allyn went about their lives almost as if nothing had changed. It was almost as if they were strangers living in the same house and sharing the same bed. They talked, but it was never anything meaningful. Even when they would go out together, although they had fun together, the attraction just didn't seem to be there anymore.
(Sorry, I didn't get a picture for some reason!)
One evening, Joe was out at his telescope, as usual, searching for planets. He really enjoyed the activity, and had even discovered a couple of new ones for the Astronomical Society of Sims (ASS). The compensation was minimal but every penny helped. That particular night he was having trouble seeing between the clouds, and suddenly he was caught in a thunder storm. The light was blinding as his telescope was struck by a bolt of lightning, and the pain was almost unbearable. When he could move again, he went inside to take a shower and get some sleep.
He couldn't understand why Allyn was lecturing him, for pity's sake, he had almost died a few minutes earlier. You would think the woman would be grateful her fiancé was still alive!
Allyn decided to go shopping for wedding dresses one afternoon. She kind of hoped that trying on some wedding gowns would inspire her to do some wedding planning, because otherwise, nothing was happening.
She met Lauren, a nice enough girl, she supposed, but they didn't spend much time talking.
She also met Jescinda. She was really nice, and they chatted for quite a while. They made sure to exchange phone numbers, and the two thought they would become good friends someday.
It seemed that chatting with Jescinda had been a good idea.
Trying on wedding dresses:
Meanwhile, Joe came home from work with good news: He had received another promotion! He was almost to the top of his career. He was sure now that he would make it as a Game Designer before much longer.
That summer was filled with lots of thunderstorms, and one afternoon while both Allyn and Joe were away at work, lightning struck one of their telescopes, starting a fire.
Thankfully, the rain put the fire out with no damage.
Before long, the other telescope, up on the porch, also caught fire.
The rain continued though, and the fire on the porch fizzled, its heat dissipating and dying under the warm drops of water.
Would Joe and Allyn's relationship suffer the same fate?
(Do you recognize Lauren and Jescinda?)
Dino’s Comics and Games/Dawn’s Dance World
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