Chapter 1.2: Dear Diary, a Boyfriend?

by Kymber

Entry 2:


Well, it’s been a few days since my first journal entry. Boy, do I have a lot to say! But I’ll go back to the morning after I met Liev and start there because it kind of leads up to what happened tonight…

…The morning after I met Liev, I sat up straight in bed, startling awake from a restless sleep. “He said I was pretty!” I mumbled with astonishment as I rubbed my eyes.


As a testament to my tumbling and tossing, my covers were tangled around my legs. I impatiently kicked them away, determined to figure this all out.


As I slid my feet into my slippers, I could see my reflection in the full length mirror across the room. I paused long enough to inspect my plain-Jane face.

Yep, still ugly. Why would he say I was pretty? Was he making fun of me?


Confounded, I abruptly turned away from the image of my scrawny, redheaded, freckled self and decided to make my bed and get dressed before making an appearance at the breakfast table. (Keniesha never makes her bed. She says she’s going to marry rich and have a maid. But I live in the here and now, and I don’t like wrinkles…. or messy.)


Pancakes were on my mind this morning. They smelled so good while I was making them, but my stomach did a flip flop when they were done. With Liev’s words swimming around in my head, I wondered if I’d be able to eat anything at all.


Once Keniesha and I sat down at the table, I found that I was enormously hungry afterall. (Have I mentioned yet that I can eat twice my weight in breakfast food?)

I glanced at my sister while we devoured our meal. I could tell she was going to work today because she had put her hair back and wasn’t wearing her nose ring.


“I didn’t sleep very well last night,” Keniesha said. “But I have an idea that I want to run by you.”

My heart about stopped. I don’t like surprises – good or bad. “What?”

“We’re going to have a party. So you can meet people.” She hid her satisfied smile behind her fork as I threw my hands up in protest.


I begrudgingly finished my pancakes and when Keniesha was done, too, we moved to the other end of the table to talk. That’s right, we didn’t do the dishes, we moved to the other end of the table where it was clean because, well, that’s how we roll.


Our discussion was turning pretty heated, though, and before either of us knew it, we were both standing and talking at the same time, waving our arms around like crazy people. It was super constructive.


“Just listen to me,” she finally said, forever calm, but stubbornly insistent.

My hands were still up in the air as I was pretty animated when I was arguing with her. Thing is, I’m just not good at fighting, or listening.


I tried to stare back at her as intently as she was looking at me. I could be pretty intense and stubborn myself, but I was definitely no match for her.


And there it was. The finger, pointing straight at me. I put on my best glare.

“I just want you to have friends. Everyone needs friends, Memphis. Wouldn’t it be cool if a guy called you up and asked you to the movies or something?”


“Oooooooh, I get it,” I fumed. “You mean a boyfriend!”

“OMG!” Keniesha exclaimed. “You are impossible! Yes! A boyfriend – or any friend at all!”


“I don’t need a friend,” I insisted. “I have books!”

Keniesha was biting her lower lip and I realized pretty quickly it was to keep from smiling… or laughing. Probably laughing. That made me even more mad.

“Really. That’s your brilliant answer,” she smirked.


“What do you want from me?”

Keniesha smiled wide now. Her teeth were radiantly white. “I want you to help me with the party and to enjoy yourself. You know… relax.”


Now, I ask you, dear journal. Do I seem like the type that can relax? Yeah, exactly.

But there it was. Whether I helped or not, a party was going to happen. I’d been snookered into this because my sister knew, that ultimately, I wouldn’t let her crash and burn.

So, I cleaned. And cleaned. And cleaned.


The night of the party was here before I was ready, but what are you going to do? Keniesha had put her faith in me as far as the food went. But I was no chef yet!

Oh, believe me, I set up a really nice buffet. But I had called in a favor that was owed to me by the Bistro’s sous-chef. Let’s just say that Keniesha was duly impressed with “my” ability to prepare stuffed turkey, autumn salad, and, yeah, I did make the cookies. Because who can’t do that?


No one was here yet and Keniesha was still getting ready. That’s when my nerves began to completely take over. They hadn’t been so bad when I was setting everything up and cleaning because I guess I’d had my mind on that and not on entertaining.

What am I saying? Entertaining? I’ll be lucky just to get through this night without having a coronary!


Keniesha was absolutely stunning in a hot pink get up. I could never wear colors so bright, I don’t think. She, on the other hand, would have every eye on her tonight. Maybe I was going to be off the hook with this whole “let’s get Memphis a friend (or boyfriend) thing.”


“D-do I look okay?” I asked her after telling her how gorgeous she looked. As if she needed anyone to tell her.

“Oh, honey, you look way better than okay!” she gushed. “You’re a little on the reserved side in your navy blue, but you look really, really pretty!”

“You mean it?”

“Of course!”

I was beginning to feel better until the guests began to trickle in.


Guess who got here first? I stood nervously to the side, hoping he wouldn’t realize that this was my party, too, when he approached me. To my surprise, he was smiling. Instead of instinctively staring at my feet this time, I couldn’t help but stare at his face. He had the worst sunburn I think I’ve ever seen and he probably thought I was the rudest person he’d ever seen!


He grinned widely at me. “You’re wondering about my sunburn, right?”

I laughed a little and nodded. As soon as I realized I’d smiled, though, I nervously stopped. What would he think? I was so ugly and I knew my face was even worse when my mouth was hanging open like a fool.


It was really hard to remember to keep my cool and not look stupid because he was so lively as he told me all about it. The way he talked to me drew me right in.

He’d been in town yesterday and he’d been playing guitar for tips. He said he’d been so into it, he hadn’t noticed that he was beginning to look like a lobster. When he did become aware of it, he didn’t think it was that bad. He said he kept playing because he had a good crowd.

Boy, did he pay for it later, though. I guess he was up all night because of it.


I hung on every word as he told me his stories. He was really interesting and funny. It made me feel even worse that I’d treated him so poorly the first time we met.

“Ah, there it is!”

“There what is?” I asked curiously.

“That cute smile of yours. You know, it may seem kinda awkward to say this, and I’m not trying to make it weird, but it’s really nice when you smile. Your whole face softens.” His cheeks turned an even brighter shade of red, if that was possible.


I self-consciously touched my face and stopped smiling. But as he continued to stare at me, I brought my hands back down and managed another small smile.

He gave me another boyish grin and then looked at his watch. “I’m really sorry, but I have to go. Thanks for inviting me. Is it okay if I call you sometime?”

I felt like I was in a daze and I could barely answer intelligibly.

“Please?” he added.

“Uh… maybe.”

He must have taken that as a yes. “Great!” he enthused.

And before I knew it, he had left.


That’s when I saw him. The cutest guy I’d ever seen; the honest to goodness epitome of tall, dark and handsome. And, OMG, he was walking toward me. No, this cannot be! Why would he want to talk to me?

I looked behind me to see if he could be walking toward someone else, but no such luck.


And then, as luck would have it, he had to open his yap.

“Hey there, baby.”


Gross. Was he for real? And he was so good looking, too. This could not be happening to me!


I said the only thing that I could at that moment. “I’m not your baby, dude.”

“Do you know who I am?” He was clearly taken aback by my ignorance.

“Um, no. No, I don’t,” I said. “And I don’t really care to find out.”


I guess my response wasn’t enough of a turn off for him because he just kept talking.

“I’m Garret Covington. You must know the Covington name!”

Truth was, I did know the Covington name. Who didn’t? And now I also knew that made him their spoiled, insufferable, snobby son. They owned the science lab and I guess that meant he thought he was entitled to act however he wanted.

When I didn’t respond, he just kept going with that huge mouth of his. “I’m a big name in science, you know. Hey, does your grandma know you raided her closet tonight? I mean, what are you wearing?”


Okay, at that point, I’d finally had enough punishment. I was hard enough on myself, I certainly didn’t need him to make me feel like a total loser, too. As I started to walk away, he grabbed my arm. It didn’t hurt but it was sure annoying!

“Look, buster! Don’t ever touch me again! Got it?”


He seemed to come half-way to his senses just then. “Oh, man, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be so rude. I had a few drinks before I got here.”

“That’s no excuse, you blockhead!”


“I am such a huge jerk,” he agreed. And I nodded to remind him that he was right. “Please forgive me. I really don’t know what got into me. It won’t happen again.”

“Yeah, well, it better not.” From the corner of my eye, I could see Keniesha watching us. I was really wishing she’d march over here and give this guy a piece of her mind. She was so good at it. But it was crystal clear to me that she wanted me to handle it.


“It won’t,” he promised. “Can I make it up to you over dinner?”

“Hold it right there, big cheese. I just don’t see that in my future.”

Like a light switch had flipped, his demeanor changed again and he actually snarled at me, “What are you a fortune teller now? No one tells me no!”

I was shaking inside but I stood my ground. “I just did.”


I got really alarmed when he stepped toward me. Was he going to grab me again? Was he going to do something worse? As he reached his hand out to do I don’t know what, I slapped him hard.

He became so angry, he stomped out. That kind of ruined the mood at the party and the rest of our guests headed for the hills, too.


After we’d gotten our pajamas on, we sat on the couch in a stunned silence. This night had not gone like either of us had thought it would.


After a long time, we slowly turned and looked at each other.

Keniesha was the first to say anything. “So, you got asked out by two different men.”

I nodded dumbly. “I think so.”

“And you told one of them maybe, and you hit the other one in the face.”

I nodded again, feeling even more miserable, if that was possible.


She suddenly clapped her hands and seemed quite satisfied with herself.

“What?” I demanded to know.

“Mission accomplished! My party was a huge success!”

I gotta say, Keniesha always sees the bright side.



bmitjessesue January 23, 2016 - 11:28 am

LOVE It! I want THAT sister! Send her my way! Can’t wait for more. Oh my gosh he was totally HAWT you know! Your sim are sooo pretty, Rosemary!

RosemaryMarie January 23, 2016 - 11:31 am

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! 😀 I spend a lot of time on them, that’s for sure. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Lila Remonn January 23, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Haha I absolutely LOVE the way she handled Garret, that jerk! Now go after Liev!
Another great chapter. 🙂

RosemaryMarie January 23, 2016 - 2:50 pm

LOL Thank you! 😀

SweetPoyzin January 23, 2016 - 10:53 pm

This is seriously the cutest story! I LOVE Memphis. I totally relate to her as far as the whole being super nerdy and awkward and having the gorgeous sister who has it all figured out.

RosemaryMarie January 24, 2016 - 10:40 am

Wow! Thank you, SweetP! It’s so nice of you to read and comment! 🙂 It means so much to me!

babay_j January 26, 2016 - 8:50 pm

Holy cow, got to hurry and read the next chapter!! I love your sarcastic, sweet little heart…and Memphis’, too!! I am actually laughing out loud! =D

RosemaryMarie January 27, 2016 - 9:17 am

LOL I’m so glad you’re reading along and also enjoying it! 😀

Echo Weaver February 13, 2016 - 9:31 am

Your look for Memphis is so adorable — really the girl next door. And I really like Keniesha too. I like the backstory of an adopted child of a different race.

I was afraid for a minute that Garret the jackass would sweep Memphis off her feet and pull her away from Liev. But clearly Garret is not that kind of guy…

RosemaryMarie February 13, 2016 - 10:02 am

Hi, Echo! Thank you for the compliments! Garret still has a place in the story unfortunately. lol 🙂

cathytea March 13, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Such a great chapter! And your Sims are super gorgeous!

RosemaryMarie March 13, 2016 - 12:16 pm

Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by and for the compliments. 🙂 I’ve really been enjoying your story also!

Moon in Capricorn April 8, 2016 - 5:58 am

I’m really enjoying the story. I adore Memphis. I sure wasn’t expecting the encounter with Garrett, and I’m glad she stood her ground. I’m looking forward to reading more and wondering if Garrett will return to cause more problems. Great job on this. The whole “Dear Diary” idea is so clever! I wish I’d thought of it. 🙂

RosemaryMarie April 8, 2016 - 9:10 am

Thank you so much! I’m really glad you’re enjoying the story and that you adore Memphis. That means a lot! 🙂 Ah….. Garret…. wait until you see! lol 🙂

Moon in Capricorn April 8, 2016 - 9:24 am

I’ll try to read more later today. I really want to see what that cad is up to! You’ve given him a lot of personality.

RosemaryMarie April 8, 2016 - 10:20 am

haha! 😀 He’s somethin’ else, all right! I’m going to head to your blog today, too. Have a good one! 🙂

Michele April 24, 2016 - 10:23 pm

Loved this chapter! The pictures of Memphis and Keniesha after the party were perfect!

RosemaryMarie April 25, 2016 - 7:36 am

Thank you so much, Michele!

shannynlee4 June 20, 2016 - 9:44 am

I wonder my Memphis thinks she’s ugly, because she is actually really pretty! She got asked out by two guys, one was a jerk though. Cool chapter!

RosemaryMarie June 20, 2016 - 9:50 am

Thank you so much! 😀

Jes2G September 7, 2016 - 11:14 am

HA! Wow. This was too cute. Glad what’s-his-face came to the party. I was hoping he’d be there.

RosemaryMarie September 7, 2016 - 12:01 pm

lol Thank you so much! 🙂 I’m really glad you liked it.

thymelesslegacies September 12, 2016 - 3:59 pm

XD I’m so glad she slapped him! Also, the sunburn thing was too cute. I’m really enjoying this!

RosemaryMarie September 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Thank you! 🙂 When she slapped him in game, I just had to put it in the chapter. haha

hafuhga December 9, 2016 - 6:38 pm

Those pics of yours are really amazing! They are so emotional. I love your plot too but what I like most is that you don’t that to write that much because the pics are already telling the half story or even more than the half. 🙂

RosemaryMarie December 9, 2016 - 6:59 pm

LOL! Thank you so much, hafuhga! 😀 I’m so glad the pics tell so much of the story; getting them is one of my favorite things while I’m playing. So much happens in game (like Memphis slapping Garret) that is unexpected but gives me ideas for the story. 😀

hafuhga December 11, 2016 - 1:53 pm

That I know very well! lol I has already happen to me that I changed a parts from a plot because of one picture which was taken by chance! I must say too that I like when my sims surprise me… it’s a kind of very personal reward. 🙂
I noticed now that you have different blogs on tumblr. Funny that 3 of them are about subjects i like very much, such as: Anne of Green Gables (I also loved the books and since than I read all Lucy Maud Montgomery`s novels too), Judy Garland and Lipstick & Classics (very much my taste)

RosemaryMarie December 12, 2016 - 12:42 pm

Oh yes, I so love Anne of Green Gables (the books also) and Judy Garland. I blog on Lipstick & Classics when I’m stressed. haha 😀 Thank you for following me on Tumblr. 🙂

mariasjostrand February 4, 2017 - 5:06 pm

Honestly, I can’t get over how ridiculously beautiful Memphis is 🙂

RosemaryMarie February 4, 2017 - 5:09 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂 It’s very kind of you.

lovesstorms April 11, 2017 - 10:53 pm

Oh, that’s awesome! I remember this story but maybe I was too chicken to write back then. lol

Anyway, she’s so amazing! She reminds me a little of myself. That guy with the lip rings is very hot. *whew* I think it’s fabulous that he has no idea all the inner turmoil he creates. haha! Of course, the Covington guy did find out the turmoil because he got a physical piece of it. You go, Memphis! You tell ’em! 😀

RosemaryMarie April 12, 2017 - 9:21 am

LOL! Thank you so much, lovesstorms. 🙂 I’m glad you’re writing now. 😀

semprevivasims3 May 23, 2017 - 6:28 am

Hahaha I love Keniesha’s reaction at the end!! 😂 Also go Memphis, two guys in one night, not bad not bad…! The rude guy was particularly hot I must say but pretty full of himself unfortunately!

RosemaryMarie May 23, 2017 - 8:19 am

Thank you so much! And you are definitely right about Garrett! lol

MM Simmerific August 14, 2017 - 3:02 am

I love Keneisha. I wish I had a Keneisha in my life. Garret deserved that slap in the face in my opinion. Wonder if the story will show him have any redeeming qualities. Off to find out!

RosemaryMarie August 14, 2017 - 3:22 pm

LOL Thank you so much. I love Keniesha so much. She is my favorite sim I’ve ever made. 😀

amyqueen December 4, 2017 - 2:07 pm

Haha, I’ve returned after taking a longer break than I’d intended after reading the first chapter (I’m giving you a warning now for the notifications you shall receive from me XD)
First off, how Memphis doesn’t think she’s cute is beyond me, she looks lovely and especially so after she dolled up for the party~ I totally feel her on the books though, who needs boys when you have endless worlds to explore in literature.
Props to her for standing her ground against Garett, ew, no one likes a pushy snob… I’m routing for our sunburned friend already, his straightforwardness is very pleasant. Can’t wait to see where this goes 🙂

RosemaryMarie December 5, 2017 - 8:18 am

Thank you so much, Amy! 😀 I hope you enjoy the story. I’m so geeked you’re reading it.

I really miss Memphis and Keniesha. Seeing your comments about them gives me the feels. lol

TinyPiglet January 12, 2018 - 8:21 am

I love this story so far. Memphis is adorable and the way she handled that jerk was brilliant! Right on to the next chapter!

RosemaryMarie January 12, 2018 - 10:05 am

Awww thank you so much! 😀 I’m so glad you like it and I hope you find the rest enjoyable, too. <3

SimmeraldOtter January 18, 2018 - 2:39 am

Memphis, you are so cute and pretty, and definitely not ugly! Two good-looking guys asked you out! I loved the conversation between Garret and Memphis, it was very entertaining! I’m glad that she has the courage to stand him up like that. He was a real jerk!
I already ship Liev and Memphis. They are so adorable when they talk with one another!
Now, onto the next!

RosemaryMarie January 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂 Ah Garret and Memphis. Those were some fun times! lol Memphis might be super shy, but she has a backbone. lol

That’s so cool that you ship Memphis and Liev. <3

ReaganL January 27, 2018 - 8:30 pm

Loved this entry. Memphis has a lot in common with me when I was younger. Garrett, ugh what a douche, but I loved that she stood up to him. I love Keniesha’s attitude. She’s like my older sister, always pushing me and trying to give me confidence (more so when we were younger). Thanks for posting.

RosemaryMarie January 28, 2018 - 12:49 pm

Thank you so much. Keniesha is my favorite sim of all time. lol I might’ve told you that before. haha I could always just hear her voice so clearly in my head.

azzywoods June 9, 2018 - 4:28 am

Memphis is adorable! And also beautiful! She’s definitely not ugly.

Kymber June 9, 2018 - 6:47 am

Thank you so much! 🙂 Hopefully, she’ll gain some confidence in herself.

sweetnightingale August 29, 2018 - 7:18 pm

Damn! Garret was such an ass!!! His attitude is really alarming, and I really hope he doesn’t cause major trouble for Memphis. Things lolk primising with Liev though.

Your Sims are really awesome! I love that you are using Sims 3 to illustrate your story. If you want t friend me on the Exchange (if we’re not friends already), I’m sweetnightingale. 😊

Kymber August 29, 2018 - 9:44 pm

Thank you! 😀 I will try to find you. I’m not on the exchange much these days but it’s another good way to connect. 🙂

Garret is definitely an ass. It’s too bad Memphis doesn’t have more social experience because I’m not sure she really knows how to handle him.

Hyperion December 2, 2018 - 10:28 pm

I thought I’d start at the beginning and work my way to Chapter 6. Glad I did. I’m enjoying this story and already I like Memphis the Brat Destroyer.

Kymber December 4, 2018 - 8:36 am

hahaha That’s a terrific name! I love it! 😀

Hyperion December 4, 2018 - 8:44 am

Your book seems to bring out the best of my reading enjoyment genes. 😁

Kymber December 5, 2018 - 8:24 am

I’m so glad to hear it! 😀 😀

Hyperion December 5, 2018 - 7:26 pm

I’ll be binge reading this weekend. 🤩

Kymber December 5, 2018 - 7:27 pm

Wow! Thank you! 🙂

Hyperion December 5, 2018 - 7:34 pm

I’m bringing my lunch!

Kymber December 5, 2018 - 8:51 pm

LOL! Excellent! 😂😁

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