Four kids of Lucy‘s class 3 were to leave for high school after summer. Zoe, Chantal, Ryan and Joshua. Because they were leaving, they had rehearsed a play which they were going to perform for their families and the younger kids of The Beehive.
A stage had been set up and the audience was gathered.
“Welcome parents, brothers, sisters, boys and girls to our play: The Chest. A play about a brother and sister called Leon and Lisa. Leon and Lisa are two ordinary city kids spending a summer day playing hide and seek with some friends. But when they run into an alley, they find something unexpected…”
“Leon… Look… A chest…”
“Yeah… That’s weird, what is it doing here?”
“I don’t know, but let’s get in, it’s a good hidingplace!”
“Look Lisa, there’s buttons inside! I’m going to press one!”
“Too la… – woahhh, what’s happening!”
“Leon! Where are we?!”
“It looks like… The Old West…”
“It can’t be! You mean… We travelled through time? In THAT?!”
“It would appear so…”
-“What are you folks doing here?”
“Umm…. Hello, I’m Leon and this my sister Lisa, we seem to umm… have lost our way…”
“Hello there Leon, I’m Bill and this is my sister Clara. Where are you from? You look strange!”
“Yeah… umm… it seems we have come from… umm.. the future, I guess…”
“Bill…We don’t have time for all this! We’re going to get in trouble if we don’t get all the hay scattered before sundown! And we’ve already lost too much time!”
“We can help!”
“So, how did you get here from the future?”
“My brother and I were playing and we stumbled upon that chest over there! we got in and pressed a button and then everything started spinning. When it stopped, we were here!”
“That’s impossible! We’ll have to see that to believe it, don’t we Clara?”
“Yes, we do! Time travel is not possible!”
“Come on Lisa, let’s show them.”
“So this is the chest”
“And all you do is get in and press a button?”
“Bye bye, travel safe!”
— Music plays —
“Where are we now Lisa…? Do you know?”
“It all looks very industrial…”
“Good afternoon. Wow, you sure are dressed in peculiar attire, don’t you agree Thomas?”
“That’s because we traveled here from the future! I’m Lisa and this is my brother Leon!”
“From the FUTURE?! That’s simply impossible! Isn’t it Thomas?”
“I don’t know Matilda, strange things do happen. But we don’t have time for all this, we have to fix the steam machine”
“Oh, I can help with that! I’ve read all about it in my books! Just take that pin and put it there and it should work!”
“Wow! It worked! Did you see that, Matilda?”
“That’s incredible! Maybe you are telling the truth about this timetravel…”
“Yes! We came here in that chest!”
“Wow, can you show us?”
“Can we try to get back home now Leon? I want to go home…”
“We can try…”
“Oh no! What are we going to do now!”
“Hello strangers, what seems to be the problem?”
“Oh… umm… hello… I’m Leon, this is Lisa, we umm… have come from the past, but our chest broke…”
“Your chest? You do your time traveling in a chest? Wow! I’m Romi, this is my brother Rogue by the way”
“Hey Leon, wanna know a secret…? We have different ways of time traveling here!”
“Really? You can get us back to our time?!”
“Sure, just walk through the portal!”
“Ladies and gentlemen! You’ve been watching Zoe as Clara, Matilda and Romi, Ryan as Bill, Thomas and Rogue and Joshua and Chantal as Leon and Lisa!”
Aww, well done kids!
The parents were very proud too!
And Nick was proud of his mum!
You did it guys, you’re no longer kids! Hope you have great teenage years!
***Note: I’ve been wanting to do an “end of primary school” play for a long time. In The Netherlands, where I live, it’s tradition for primary school children in their last year to perform a musical for their families upon leaving primary school.
I don’t really like how much older sim kids suddenly look when they turn into teens. I try to make them looking as much as 12 year olds as I can, but Ryan, like his sister Holly before him, immediately looked like he was 17. Chantal also looks more mature, but this is partly by choice, as I figured Chantal is the kind of girl who’d wear make up etc at a young age.***