Leia was in a tizzy. All her well-laid plans had just gone awry. After nearly 20 years of teaching at the Windenburg Academy for Gifted Children, Leia was looking forward to retiring soon and travelling. She just never expected this!
She had never had any children of her own, and for that matter, never met anyone she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. She was content to spend her hours watching sci-fi movies, playing space invaders on her computer and gardening. The only place she went every year was to Sim Vegas for the annual “Trekkie” Convention.
But all that has changed now. Just like that, in the blink of an eye, her life changed. So, here she was in the Barfield Real Estate Office looking for a house. And she had to get one in less than 24 hours! Yep, she had to give up her apartment and even quit her job! She didn’t have much time to get ready.
It had all started yesterday when she got a summons for extended jury duty and arrived at the court house and was “selected”. Right, jury duty…that was NOT what she was “selected” for. Here is the confidential letter she received (shhh….keep it a secret).
Greetings citizen and welcome to government program H9110. As you can see, this summons of “Extended Jury Duty” is a false one, but it needed to maintain secrecy. Everything you do or see from this point on is highly classified.
1 week ago an alien mothership crash landed in the desert of Strangetown. And when I say “Alien Mother Ship” I mean that extremely literally. The craft was piloted by a single alien mother and had over 100 alien infant passengers. Some sort of strange fertility or breeder ship, we’re not sure. What we DO know is that the mother did not survive the crash…but all of the infants did. While we work to figure out what caused this crash…these offspring are going to need care…and study. This is where you, citizen, come in.
We have provided you a plot of land or house on which to found your new home. [Please go to the Barfield Real Estate Agency in Windenburg to choose your housing option]. You will be provided with one of the orphaned alien children for which to care. You might think you are experienced in parenting human children…but these aliens are extremely difficult to understand, I don’t just mean speech…they don’t know how to talk yet. Figuring out their body language is a mystery too. And getting them to do what you want them to do is even harder than it is with human children. You will be placed in a housing complex with others in your situation, though we ask that you not co-habitate with them. We also ask that you quit your job and not to live in an apartment. We wish you luck!
(See below for the link for the Alien Adoption Challenge.)
“Miss Green”, the sound of her name interrupted her thoughts, “We have some lovely homes in Quadrant R2D2 Newcrest. All modern, like you wanted, 2 bedroom, backyard with room to expand. Although nothing I see here has a fenced yard. Let me get you a cup of tea, dearie, while you browse the virtual tours. But you know, there is nothing like seeing a house up close…just walk in that house and connect with it.”
As an elder, Mavis Barfield was ineligible for the Alien Adoption program, but she had been hired by Government Project H9110 to help the “selected” be assigned to their plot of land. Of course, Mavis had been sworn to secrecy. It was fortunate for the “project” that Mavis was a super achiever and a house matchmaker. With only a few words from her client, she could match them with their dream home.
Leia looked at the virtual tours and they all looked so wonderful. But maybe Mavis was right, she needed to tour these homes. “Mavis…” Leia said, “I think you’re right, I would like to tour some of these houses.”
“Oh that’s great Leia,” beamed Mavis. Suddenly, Leia heard Our House by Madness playing and realized it was Mavis’ phone signalling an in-coming call. “Oh, pardon me, let me just take this call…”, Mavis replied. After a few moments, Mavis said, “Leia, you are in luck, a hot property just became available, and it will be perfect…perfect…just PERFECT! Come on, let’s head over there, but I have to warn you the last owners liked the color green. That is why it’s now part of the “project”, no-one wants a completely green house.”
“It’s green? My name is Green and it’s my favorite color. I think this is destiny Mavis,” Leia said with a surprise.
Which is where we meet Leia today ready to start her life with her adopted alien toddler. She really hoped that the child loved the house as much as she did. Well, I guess we will find out!Home Sweet Home for Leia and Oriana.
The Alien Adoption Challenge created by Pinstar and ImaginingMystic.
*The opening crawl from Star Wars (1977) “A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away”
Thanks to these simmers for creating these sims and builds. Real Estate agent Mavis Barfield, and the lovely home (slightly modified to be all green) that Leia and Oriana live in.