1.4- The Note

Adam’s garden was growing fast, and the Orchids had finally appeared. He planted them before tending to the rest of the plants, which seemed to take half the day. For some reason, all of them were needing either watering, weeding or spraying. Buckling down, he got to work and, before long, his plants were looking super healthy again. Adam had always loved to garden, but this was the most plants he had ever tended to in his life.

He was excited to find that the Dragonfruit was ready to harvest at last. He picked them and ground them into fertiliser before sprinkling them on some of the plants. It still didn’t cover the whole garden, but he would be able to do the rest the following day and it meant he didn’t have to spend a huge chunk of the day hoping to catch enough fish. The Dragonfruit was just as effective as he had expected and all of the plants he had just fertilised were ready to evolve. Adam could envision the park now.

After evolving his plants, Adam made his way to the mailbox. He couldn’t believe he had already been in Newcrest for a whole week. His weekly bills weren’t high because it was only a small house, so he was thankful for that. As he placed the paid bill back in the mailbox, he noticed something else in there. A small piece of paper. He opened it up to find a neatly handwritten note.

Adam,

I had fun last night, dinner was amazing. I meant it
when I said you could be a Master Chef. Anyway, I’d like
to see you again. Not just as friends, either. If you are
interested in me romantically, meet me at 7pm down by
the fishing pond. If I don’t see you, I will understand.

Dina x

Adam’s heart was pounding against his chest. He couldn’t believe what he had just read.

He threw himself into building his gardening skill, though it didn’t really calm his nerves. What was he going to wear? How should he act? So many questions raced through his mind and he had to tell himself to relax. She likes me, he thought to himself. If she likes me then I will be me. He pruned the Bonsai tree into a windswept shape. As he examined it, his mind stopped racing. The way it hung so delicately affected Adam. It made him feel calm, focused. He knew this would be the perfect opportunity to do some more research on his plants.

Adam spent the next few hours taking notes and photos of his plants. He needed to pass the time before meeting Dina, but he also wanted to write a Gardening book. He would include all the pictures and information of each plant type for other Sims to read and learn about. It wasn’t long before it was time to get ready. He quickly packed up his camera and notepad before heading inside for a shower. As he past the roses, he stopped to pick one.

“A beautiful flower for an even more beautiful girl.” He blushed as he presented Dina with the rose. “Oh, wow! That is so sweet.” She took the flower, her fingers brushed against Adam’s hand and they both stared at each other. “Thank you, Adam.” Dina whispered, her voice noticeably shaky. Adam raised his other hand to tuck her hair behind her ear. Without saying a word, he leaned forward and kissed her gently on the cheek before whispering back. “Anything for you, Dina.” He noticed her cheeks turned pink and he found it amusing. She had always been so confident, he was always the one who was nervous. Now it seemed they had switched places. He felt calmer than he ever had.

The two of them spent the rest of the date sitting and chatting. As the sun was replaced by the moon, Adam held Dina. He felt her heart beating against him as they snuggled into each other. Adam loved how it felt to just sit there and hold someone, and have them hold him. He ran his fingers gently up and down her back and she sighed as she sunk further into him. He made a mental note to do that for her often. It seemed to relax her. He lifted his head and placed another gentle kiss on her forehead.

As the date came to an end, Dina walked with Adam back to the cabin. They were saying their goodbyes, holding each others hands when they both seemed to linger. “I had fun tonight,” Dina broke the silence. “I’m so glad you turned up, Adam.” She smiled sweetly at him. “Dina, I showed up because…” Adam began. “Because you are the sweetest, kindest, most amazing girl I have ever known. And I think… I think…” He leaned forward suddenly and kissed her again, this time on her lips. Dina gasped and went to jump back, but stopped herself. After the initial shock of his sudden movement had passed, she kissed him back.

Published by Annie Reid

Writer and Simmer

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