Last time with the Diffys, Bridgette Singles-Loner and Maura Beaker both had secret attractions for Salem. This time…

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C.B. is dealing with an emergency.

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 Cinnamon Bun: “No need to worry, I have rescued the trashcan!”

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 Bridgette: “Mr. Diffy? At my house?” *worried*

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 Bridgette: “Mooom!”

Lola: “Mrs. Grunt is trapped inside!”

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 C.B. is on it.

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 Lyla Grunt was trapped in the room through the door on the right. Because it is so cramped in this house, C.B. couldn’t get through. So I reset Lyla and then sent C.B. to her house to check on her.

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 She is fine.

Cinnamon Bun: “Heh…I can go now?”

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 Lyla: “Buzz, this is not the time!”

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Rejected by his wife. That’s cold.”

Lyla: “You need to stop picking fights with everyone in this town!”

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 Lyla: “You’ve grown old, act with some maturity! Being the most hated man in town has not done me or your sons any favors!”

Yeah…I don’t think they’ll notice you leave, C.B.

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 At the gym, Corrine Hurst has had it with Vidcund Curious.

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 Corrine: “I can’t deal with this anymore, Vidcund! We have a baby, but your head is so far in the clouds that I doubt you even know her name.”

Vidcund: “Of course I do, it’s–”

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 Corrine: “It doesn’t matter! She deserves her father, and a family. She can’t have that if you won’t even allow me into your house.”

Vidcund: “I’ve told you, my brothers and I perform many experiments in that house and it’s not exactly visitor-friendly.”

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 Vidcund: “Now, erm, I need to get back to my studies.”

Corrine and Vidcund baby after fight

Now this makes a whole lot of sense, guys.

love letter from Bridgette

 Salem got a love letter from Bridgette, which is all fine and good, except that she is dating Salem’s friend Ashley. Ouch.

love letter from Maura

A letter from Maura is much more welcome.

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 Salem meets her for a movie.

Maura: “Thanks for inviting me! Let’s pick something good.”

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 Salem: “I got the tickets, let’s go.”

Ripp Grunt and Gwendolyn Polanco, what are you two doing here?

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 Maura: “That movie was waaaay too long. I’ve got to get home and check on my little sisters and brother.”

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Yeah, Maura left just to go home.

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 Disappointed that Maura apparently bailed on him, Salem visits Ashley’s house.

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 Salem: Hey Ash, let me in ur house!

Ashley: Sorry, can’t. Way behind on hw and mom is making me finish it.

Poor Salem.

At the junkyard, where “things happen”:

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 Corrine: “We’re having another baby, doesn’t that mean something?”

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 Vidcund: “I’ve told you; finding out and proving the mysteries of the universe come first! I am a scientist!”

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 Ripp is now married to Lakeshia here. I think he’s happy.  🙂

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 Lakeshia: “Not trying to eavesdrop, I just want that trash.”

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 Corrine: “But you could move into my house, and then we could take care of the children together.”

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 Vidcund: “I can’t afford to be away from my equipment and all my research.”

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 Vidcund: “Research which I must get back to.”

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 Corrine deals with confrontation as Vidcund did: with reading.

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 I just figured out how to upgrade the fire extinguisher! Also, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but C.B. is at the top of the firefighter career.

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 Please change into your firefighters uniform.

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 Good!

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Trampoliiiiiine!”

Not good.

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 Salem: “Please don’t make me.”

Do iiiiiit. It’ll be fun.

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 Salem: “Dooon’t stop belieeeevin…”

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 Salem: *unamused*

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 You’re actually at the fire station?

Cinnamon Bun: “It’s work hours.”

Right…

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 And here’s a non-fire!

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 Hi August!

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Hurry! Jump into my arms!”

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 August: “But…who are you?! My mom told me not to trust strangers!”

This is why you need to wear your uniform, C.B.!

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 Cinnamon Bun: “I don’t have time, just c’mere!”

August: “Nooo!”

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 August: “Stranger danger!”

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 August: *defeat*

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 Cinnamon Bun: “No, really, I’m a firefighter! I just saved you, I’ve got a truck and everything!”

Elliot Smith: “I’m gonna tell my mom about this…”

August: “Mine too!”

Cinnamon Bun: “Good! They both know I’m a firefighter!”

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 On his last day of school, Salem is skipping. Right in front of his house.

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 Salem: “Woo!”

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 Townie: *channels Julia Roberts*

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 Salem: “Yeahhh…”

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 Salem: “Oh! Hi Maura…”

Maura: “Caught you at a bad time?”

Salem: “Of course not.”

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 Maura: “Then you up for bowling?”

Salem: “Sure, only thing to do in this town, right?”

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 Salem: “Yes!”

Maura: “That doesn’t look too difficult.”

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 Maura: “Oh no…wait…”

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 Maura: “Yeah!”

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 Salem: “You are really smart Maura, kinda like me. Uh, like-minded, y’know?”

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 Maura: “Aw, well thanks.”

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 Maura: Mmm hair.

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 Salem: Mmm hair.

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 Salem: “So will I see you at my birthday party?”

Maura: “Of course, Salem. I wouldn’t miss it.”

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Emily feels a little nostalgic sometimes and likes to wear her old outfit. I really don’t mind.

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 Salem: “Hey Dad! I’m going to hang out with Ashley tonight, um…”

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 Salem: “Let’s say that, hypothetically, his girlfriend has a crush on me and wants to be with me. Should I tell him? If I don’t, he’ll go on being happy and might not ever even know.”

Cinnamon Bun: “Salem, you have to think that, hypothetically, if you were willing to go along with her, she would probably be cheating on him by now.”

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Wouldn’t you want to know?”

Salem: “I hate when you’re right.”

Cinnamon Bun: “It won’t be easy, but you’ll feel better afterwards.”

Salem: “Sure, sure.”

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 Ashley: “Sal, are you ok? You look a little nervous.”

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 Salem: “Um, yeah, of course. I’m fine.”

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 Salem: “Well there is something I want to talk to you about. How about we sit down?”

Ashley: “Sure.”

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 Salem: “Oh, uh, hi Harlan.”

Harlan Singles: “No time to talk. Need to finish homework.”

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 Speak of the devil – well, they haven’t spoken of her yet, but Bridgette’s here.

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 Salem: “…crud.”

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 Salem: “So, uh, the sky is nice and free of clouds, isn’t it?”

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 Ashley: “C’mon now, what do you want to say?”

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 Harlan: “This teen drama is all well and good…”

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 Harlan: “But I’m seriously trying to study, guys!”

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 Salem: “So, uh, you and Bridgette, right? You guys are official, aren’t you? Like going out, like really going out, no gray area, just hard boyfriend-girlfriend status?”

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 Ashley: “Oh definitely; I asked her to be my girlfriend last week and she said yes! We changed status on Simbook and everything. She is amazing, and I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I’ve really never felt like this before.”

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 Salem: “Ok, well, maybe you should just calm down there because nobody’s perfect, y’know?”

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 Harlan: “Seriously.”

Salem: “Shut up, Harlan!”

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 Sorry for the interruption, but I couldn’t help but notice the teens over here.

Laura Loste-Ruth: “Please stop staring at my butt, Elliot.”

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 Ashley: “What are you trying to get at?”

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 Salem: “Bridgette wants to cheat on you! With me! She keeps flirting at me when you’re not around at school, giving me compliments and passing notes. She even sent me a love letter in the mail, something like ‘you and I should get together’.”

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 Ashley: “No…did she really?”

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 Salem: “She really really did. And it’s put me in a really awkward position but I just want you to know that I would never do anything with your girlfriend, and that’s why I’m telling you about it.”

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 Salem: “Haha…”

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 Ashley: “What could possibly be funny?”

Salem: “It’s just…us; we’ve been friends since we were kids, and now we’re in a situation like this. It’s weird, and amusing.”

Ashley: “Sorry if I don’t think so.”

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 Salem: “Ash, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that this happened, but I knew I had to tell you. It’s something you want to know, right?”

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 Ashley: “It’s ok, Sal. Honestly I’m not mad at you, but I am upset right now.”

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 Ashley: “It’s just…”

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 Ashley: “I will talk to her about this, but I don’t think I can stay mad at her for long. If you had a girlfriend, you might understand.”

Salem: “Right, I don’t feel that way about anyone. Because if I did, I really should have asked her out a long time ago. I should have told her how I felt. And maybe she doesn’t even know that I feel that way. And since she has expressed herself, but I’ve been too stupid to reciprocate…”

Ashley: “You’re rambling.”

Salem: “Right. I’ll shut up now.”

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Ashley: “That’s ok, I wasn’t listening anyway. I’ll see you at your birthday party.”

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Feel better?”

Salem: “I think so.”

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 Salem: “My room hasn’t changed much as I’ve grown.”

Well, don’t blame me.  >.>

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 Salem: “I don’t. I still like it.”

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 Salem: “I am ready to grow up though.”

That night…

Congratulate Maura

 C.B. gets this want in his sleep. What could you be congratulating her for–

Married at 2 am

Noooooo! This is so wrong! That slimy Teddy, how did he manage this?

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 On Salem’s birthday, he is off to redeem some festival tickets for fireworks.

Insane festival tickets

This is how many tickets are in C.B.’s backpack. Emily has a similar amount. I don’t think the Diffys will be lacking there.

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 Gotta have a sugar rush while he’s here.

Birthday hang out w Maura

 You will, Salem.

Birthday letter

 And it’s safe to assume that, despite recent events, Maura also wants to see him.

Birthday present

She even sent him a birthday gift.

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 Salem: “Mom?”

Emily: “Salem! Sorry, you caught me lost in thought. It’s hard to believe you’re growing up today.”

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 Emily: “Dance with me?”

Salem: “Sure.”

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 Emily: “You’re a much better dance partner than your father.”

Salem: “I know, Mom. I know.”

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 This will be an outdoor party. Salem has long wished for a ping pong table.

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 Of course a party consisting mostly of teens needs drinks. At least in Sims.

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 And they’re here.

Cinnamon Bun: “All right kids, is everyone ready to party?”

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 C.B. is the epitome of bad dancing.

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 Ami Beaker, Maura’s sister, is horrified.

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 Maura: “Happy birthday, Salem!”

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 Salem: “Thanks! Yeah, it’s definitely my birthday…um…”

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 Salem: “…are you wearing a ring?”

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 Maura: “Actually, I am. Teddy asked me in the middle of the night, and he sure was in a rush. Honestly I’ve always wanted a ceremony with family and friends, so maybe someday we’ll get around to it. Everything happened so fast, we haven’t even had any alone time with all our roommates around. Um, I probably shouldn’t tell you that, sorry.”

That sounds really shady to me, Maura.

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 Enough bad dancing.

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 It’s time for cake.

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 Hmm.

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Hellooooo Cinnamon Bun #2!

Next time: Generation four begins!

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