That night, Rachel helped her little sister get ready. As the day had progressed, Ruby actually did get excited for her “blind date”. Who would it be? Many names and faces had already gone through her head, but she just couldn’t figure it out.
When she was all done, Ruby got on her brother’s bike (hers was lost again…) and rode to the park.
As she walked over the bridge towards the island, she saw her and immediately recognised her…
Ruby was pleasantly surprised. She didn’t know Trisha all that well, but from the couple of times they’d hung out, she seemed like a lovely, cheerful and funny girl.
“I didn’t expect it would be you!”
“Hehe, I hope it’s not too big a disappointment!”
“No! No, not at all…”
Ruby and Trisha spent the entire evening hanging around in the park chatting and getting to know each other better.
Time flew by and before long, it was time to say goodbye.
“Thank you for meeting me, Ruby. I had a really nice time tonight!”
“No, thank YOU for being brave enough to text me. This has been wonderful!”
Trisha sure was brave. Brave enough even to try…
And Ruby was surprised to find her heart do a little jump…
Back home she told her big sister all about her night.
Rachel was very happy for her little sis!
And Ruby just couldn’t stop talking about it all…
Hannah needs a hobby to get through this burn out…
While Trisha was with Ruby at the park, her brother went to Foster’s to meet Morgan…
They sat down and ordered a drink and Morgan explained the details of her plan to Gareth.
She was soon interrupted by him though…
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, like I said, I’d LOVE to help you out! So, how about we get to it? Your place or mine? I’m a healthy guy, I can go all night long and as many times as is needed!”
Morgan was appalled…
“What?! No! We do this at the hospital!”
“The hospital? Okay, not my first choice, but hey, they have beds there. Or are you a public place kinda gal? All fine by me baby, we can do it anywhere you like!”
Morgan had heard enough and got up to leave before their drinks had even arrived. Gareth stopped her though.
“Aww baby, don’t go, we’re just getting started. Look, maybe I came on a bit strong, it’s just you’re so fiiiiine I can’t control myself y’know. Let’s just do this baby, it’s win-win, right? You get something, I get something.”
At this point Morgan just got angry.
“Just get out of my way ,okay! You’re disgusting and wish we’d never met!”
“Oh, that’s how it is? First you say you want a baby and then I come and graciously offer to help you and then suddenly you get all prudish? Fine! I’ll go then! Some mum you will be if you aren’t even willing to put in the effort to MAKE a child!”
And with that, Gareth left.
Morgan was left feeling distraught. It seemed this donor search would never end well. All she attracted were creepy men…
After another week of no more emails, Morgan was really feeling down and decided to treat herself to a new outfit to feel better…
Yes, at least she looked good…
And there was more good to come as she would go to City Hall tomorrow to sign the buyers contract which would make her owner of a lovely little house in The Greenery. Although she was starting to wonder if it wouldn’t be better to just return to Bridgeport…
But when she got back to the hostel and opened her laptop to work on her book a bit more, she found she had an email, subject: donorsearch.sim
Anxiously, Morgan opened it… It was long…
How are you? And how is your book coming along?
My name is David Stewart and I write to you in response to your ad on donorsearch.sim. My husband Bradley and I immediately liked you, but we’ve put off writing to you as I figured we’re probably not what you’re looking for. However, my ever persuasive spouse eventually convinced me there’s no harm in trying. 😉
Let me start of by telling you a bit more about us. I’m 28 and Brad is 32. We’ve been married for 4 years now. I work as a desk clerk at City Hall and Bradley is in the military. We have a dog, Voice, who we love, but our family isn’t quite as complete as we’d like it to be yet. We would love to be dads, even if it’s just part time.
With this wish in mind, we started searching on donorsearch.sim for a woman who was looking for someone to co-parent with. So far we haven’t been able to find someone who’d be a good match. They either live too far away or aren’t really a match for us.
And then there was you! Funny, sweet, beautiful and living in Honeycomb Valley on top of that! Like I said, we were immediately excited to have found you. And then we saw you clicked the box saying you were looking for a donor and not a co-parent… You can imagine our disappointment…
So I guess I’m writing you in hope you might reconsider. I know this is a big decision and not something to take lightly, but we can tell you up front we’re willing to work out an arrangement which makes all three of us happy. Together, we could make three wishes come true and give this baby three parents who will love him/her to the moon.
Thank you for your time to read this email either way. We hope to hear from you. You can reply to this email, send us a message through donorsearch or call us on 634-713905.
Good luck with your adventure.
David (and Bradley) Stewart
Ps: Attached you find a picture of us. I’m the dark-haired one.”
The email left Morgan speechless… True, she wasn’t looking for a co-parenting situation because of all the hassle that gave. What to with birthdays and Christmas? And she also didn’t think she could bare to be without her child frequently… But these guys… They seemed so sweet and kind. And did it say Bradley was in the military? Maybe Kai knew him then! It was worth asking about…
After a lot of thinking, Morgan decided to give David a call. At least it couldn’t be worse than the meeting with Gareth had been…
David also sounded nice on the phone and was extremely excited Morgan called him. They decided to meet the next day after Morgan’s appointment about the house.
Residents for The Greenery
The next morning Morgan was first to arrive in Henry‘s office.
Usually, when Sims bought houses in Honeycomb Valley, they had to go through estate agent Leonard, but in this case, Henry dealt with everything considering The Greenery himself. It was his project after all.
Henry explained what living in The Greenery meant for its residents. Sims wanting to live there had to sign a contract saying they agreed to living entirely eco friendly, which meant they weren’t allowed to own cars and dryers (washing machines were allowed) and had to always be conscious about separating their trash and composting.
Everyone agreed to this and they all signed their contracts. Congratulations! You are now neighbours!
Morgan’s exciting day had not come to an end yet though, as she headed to the pancake house to meet David and Bradley…
The boys were as nervous as Morgan was, and they all decided to have some pancakes to calm their nerves.
After they had all finished eating, they discussed their hopes and dreams. Morgan told them about her concerns with a co-parenting situation and the boys told Morgan about their wish to be dads and how they really wouldn’t mind if this was only part time. They were willing to work out any kind of arrangement Morgan felt comfortable with.
Morgan had a lot to think about, but she was really starting to warm to the idea of co-parenting with these men. They were just so lovely and they wanted this so badly!
If Morgan actually does decide to go for it with David and Bradley, we’ll see that in May… For now she has a lot to consider!
Sometimes images speak louder than words…