Day 3: Football, Equestrian, Martial Arts and some free time
The next morning was very excited for the Stevens family. Dylan would be the referee at the football matches (I’m European, I refuse to call it soccer, even if my game does 😉 ) today and both Sadie and Esme would participate. They started the day off with a family breakfast.
“No phones at the table Esme.”
If looks could kill…
Julliet‘s waffles were welcomed by all.
The teens, who would play the first matches, all arrived at the stadium in time.
They had been divided into couples. Each couple would have a shootout. Player A would get three shots with player B in goal and then the roles would reverse. For every goal scored, or every ball saved, the player would get one point. After both players had their turn in goal, the points would be added up and the one with the most points would proceed to round 2. If both players had an equal amount of points, they would continue the shootout until one of them won.
And they were ready! There were some great shots and some brilliant saves.
Some players didn’t take their job seriously at all, while others took it VERY seriously.
Esme, being the daughter of a professional football player, clearly knew what she was doing.
During halftime there was time for a bit of flirting.
Sadie won! Esme ended in second place and third place was for Trisha.
Sadie celebrated her victory by taking a selfie with her boyfriend.
Then it was the adults’ turn! The same rules applied.
Of course football isn’t football without someone overreacting to a fall…
Rémi also found some time to do his university cheer…
During the second round, Rémi came up against Lexie. But halfway through their match, Lexie suddenly walked out of her goal…
Shame on you Christopher! Lexie is not one to stand for this kind of behaviour, even if it means she just lost her match!
Eventually, Xandra and Rémi had to battle it out for third place (Theo came first, and Amelia second).
Rémi won, and Xandra took the opportunity to umm… congratulate him on this win…
Rémi didn’t mind… Sorry Mei-Mei…
After the football matches were over, we headed down to the ranch for the equestrian events!
The teens were up first, and could already be sure of a medal, since there were only three participants: Molly, Holly and Kyra.
Molly and Holly seemed to have more in common than similar names and a love for horses, because the first thing these two did was gossip.
Then it was time to get started! It was soon clear it had been a bit too soon for Holly and Kyra to participate in any type of match and Molly was the clear winner. Kyra came in second and Holly was third.Soon after the adults got on their horses.
This seemed to be going a lot smoother…
The riders had to head over to the stadium for the medal ceremony.
Here, the medals for the footballers were first handed out.
And then the riders got their medals.
The final between Jérémy and Ofelia was exciting. These two already knew each other from when they went to Camp Windiwell together and had discussed their mutual love for martial arts on more than one occasion. But who was the strongest…?
In the end Jérémy won, which landed Ofelia a second place. Logan had won his match for third place against Esme and thus took home the bronze medal.
Since only two sims had signed up for the adult martial arts event, this unfortunately had to be cancelled.
When all the matches of the day were over, the athletes had the rest of the day to themselves. Holly had invited her new friend Molly to join Kyra and herself at the pool. Molly loved this plan and that’s why, an hour later, these two were at the pool. Gossiping. Again.
Kyra, being less of a gossip girl than her BFF, also liked Molly, but didn’t connect with her the way Holly did…
When the sun started to set on Honeycomb Valley, another foreign visitor was found on the beach with a certain blonde girl.
Even though Jérémy and Sophie were enjoying that sunset, they didn’t like how public this beach was and wanted to go somewhere a bit more private. Sophie told Jérémy there was a private beach a bit further ahead, but if belonged to the mayor and no one was allowed to go there.
The fact that it was forbidden only made the place more attractive as far as Jérémy was concerned and he convinced Sophie to sneak onto the little private beach anyway…
They hadn’t been there long though, when a voice saying “What are you doing here, this is private property” startled them.
It was Max, on one of his rounds.
Jérémy, being one smooth talker, apologised to Max, saying he “didn’t know” because he wasn’t from around here.
Max must have been in a good mood, because he let them of with a warning, but he did stress they had to be gone when he came round here again in a half hour.
“You know”, Sophie said, “I do know of another private place…”
And so the two lovebirds ended up at the forbidden terrain in the industrial part of town. They made a fire out of some wood and enjoyed finally being completely alone.
Jérémy looked around the terrain and noticed something…
“I think that treehouse over there is even more private…”
Meanwhile, Johnathan was annoyed. He had come to Honeycomb Valley to participate in football and martial arts and he hadn’t even made to round 2 in the former and now the latter got cancelled! He decided to go down to The Bumblebee to drink away his sorrows.
Once there, he found this guy in front of him at the bar taking FOREVER to order a drink though and that was IT for Johnathan! He didn’t hesitate to give Andrew a piece of his mind!
But Andrew being the nice guy he is, didn’t get mad, but instead kindly asked Johnathan what had gotten him so angry.
After Johnathan had uttered his frustrations over the cancellation of the martial arts matches to Andrew, they soon became friends. Andrew did ask Johnathan if he could do a police interview with him though to which Johnathan agreed. Maybe he figure it was for some kind of newspaper…?
Back at the Rainbow Hostel, the Bimlico teens ended their day with a pillow fight!
This day of the event took ages to play. Due to several crashes, I had to give up the idea of having spectators at the different sports after the football matches. By the end of this day I was totally fed up with the entire event. But I’m no quitter, so I did continue to play the rest of it.
Rémi’s kiss with Xandra wasn’t planned, it was just Xandra being Xandra. Even though I feel sorry for Mei-Mei, I did think kissing Xandra back fitted Rémi’s character. I can totally imagine him taking a “what happens in HV, stays in HV” kind of attitude. As for Sophie and Jérémy’s “step”; I just figured it was time for them. 🙂
Molly and Holly were the biggest joy of this day though! Sara and I had discussed how these two would probably hit it off, and so it made me laugh when the first thing they autonomously did when they met was gossip under a tree.
Silas following Ofelia to her Martial Arts match was also unplanned. He came on his own accord. I really do think this game knows things…
Oh and just to show you how this event really went, here’s a bonus picture taken during the teens’ football match. There’s one ref playing guitar, while the other is reading a book. Mary is telling a ghost story and Billy is passed out on the ground. *Sigh*, Sims will be Sims…