Before we begin, I have to share this perfectly Sims moment with you.
From left to right we have:
- A man in a purple kimono putting the moves on the man I’m hitting on (Riku Kudo).
- My Sim, trying to hit on Riku Kudo.
- Some random Sim standing directly in between them and staring in awe at the fireworks bonfire.
- Riku Kudo, the man I’m hitting on, a townie Sim with a ridiculous name wearing a yellow kimono.
- A bonfire that someone threw fireworks into, so it’s as loud and distracting as it is imminently hazardous.
I had to pause the game to savor this moment of utter chaos. Not one single thing in this scene makes sense, and I love that.
Let’s also take a moment to appreciate this perfect little cinnamon roll and his fabulous mustache.
In this moment he has no idea what’s about to happen next, and he doesn’t deserve any of it. I feel guilty just thinking about it.
I was having zero luck getting him on board with the romantic feelings, and the clock was ticking. With less than 24 hours left in the challenge, I decided to – that’s right – CHEAT. I used the relationship cheat to max his friendship and romantic relationship with Audrey.
Their first kiss was so forced and awkward.
Afterward they immediately took a spontaneous selfie, which was delightful.
In short order I had Audrey propose to Riku. He accepted, of course. (I didn’t really give him a choice.)
With no time to lose, I had them elope and get married right there in the hallway. The garbage can and the umbrella stand served as witnesses. The thermostat officiated.
I was so desperately curious to find out how much money she would get for fulfilling the challenge. The answer is: $20,000. I don’t know, would you get married in the next 7 days for $20,000? What if you didn’t have a romantic partner, and I offered you $20,000 to get married in the next 7 days? Yeah.
If this has all left you feeling a little uncomfortable… me too. I got my answer ($20,000) but I didn’t feel good about it.
So I decided to…. CHEAT!
Remember how I did “Save as” when I started this whole wedding challenge? Yep, I’m going back to the previous save. Something I have literally never done in my whole entire 21 years playing this franchise.
I KNOW, RIGHT???
Perhaps you have heard of the Mandela Effect? I’m pretty sure this is how it happens.