After graduation and much discussion Asia and Tommy decided to move in together. It was the next logical step in their relationship. It wasn't that big of a commitment either. They loved each other and living together was a wonderful idea.
They looked at a few apartments, but couldn't find anything they wanted. So Tommy suggested that they buy a house. Asia was a little put off by the idea. They had just exited college and entered the real world, and buying a house was a huge commitment. Bigger than living together. They would be owning a piece of property.
Tommy plead his case. They had the money to buy a small home, nothing fancy. They had save up every penny that they earned during college, minus the tuition fees, and what they saved was a nice nest egg. So without further hesitation Asia agreed and they found a three bed room house near the center of Riverdale.
It was perfect for them. A low maintenance front and back yard, a nice sized kitchen. A cozy living/dining room, and three nicely sized bed rooms as well. And it only cost $24,000. Still leaving them with enough to buy some nice furniture, paint for the walls and, carpeting.
Asia couldn't believe, but she and Tommy were actually starting a life together. This was totally awesome!
Tommy had gotten a job in the Science career shortly after they settled into the new house. Which left little to be with Asia. So on his first day off her took her out for dinner.
Upon arriving at Cafe Mode Asia was cornered by Rupert Cotton. He told her how beautiful she was, and that her skin was as soft as flower.
Asia rolled her eyes, and told him that he was as grimy as dirty car oil. And to back off! (Yeah, finally a female who doesn't like Rupert and I have the proof! As you can see she has no attraction to him whatsoever! And she wants to marry Tommy, lol)
They entered the restaurant and were seated. Asia went on and on about how she loved her new house, and that she was glad Tommy had talked her into purchasing it.
Tommy was happy they had bought the house too. But he wanted to turn the conversation to something else.
So Asia turned the conversation to music. She wanted to go to the theater to see the Sim City Dance Company rendition of Swan Lake. And they would be coming to Riverdale next month to preform. She had always wanted to see them when she was a little girl.
Tommy made a mental note to buy the tickets when they got home, as a surprise for Asia. But he had more pressing matters on his mind. His palms were sweaty, and he was extremely nervous. But he had brought her here for a reason.
He gets Asia's attention once again and starts nervously on about how wonderful they are together. That Asia was his soul mate. She smiled, knowing that she felt the same way about Tommy. How she had secretly had a crush on him since high school, and finally followed through with it in college.
That's when he reached in his pocket and pulled out a little black box, setting it on the table, gaging her reaction.
Asia was speechless. She had no idea this was coming. They had never discussed marriage, and she figured the conversation was years away. She fought back the tears as she reached for the box.
She quickly opened the box and gazed down at the ring. It was beautiful, more than she had ever wanted. And man was that rock huge! Tommy could afford it though. Higher Education was a great thing!
"So, what do you say? Will you be my wife, Asia?" Tommy asked, holding his breath.
Asia removed the ring from the box and placed it on her finger. She blinked back more tears that threatened to fall, "Yes, I'll marry you."
They sat staring at each other, basking in the moment, before Tommy reached over and grasped Asia's hand. Looking down at her ring finger he smiled. "This looks good here."
Asia smiled too as vision of wedding dresses danced in her head. They sat over their meal discussing how soon they wanted to get married and who to invite.
The next few weeks blew by, and the two settled into a domestic life of bliss. Tommy had the desire to garden, being a knowledge sim, he always wanted to learn new things. And Asia started to practice yoga. And that was how the spend their Sunday afternoons. Tommy gardening his small plot of land, and Asia stretching in the back yard.
She still had a lot to learn about yoga, like not to flex when you should hold still. Kissing the concrete is not the best way to learn that little tid -bit.
Asia's mom called later that night. She had finally gotten a night off and wanted to go out to celebrate her daughter's engagement. Asia agreed. A nice night out would be fun.
Getting ready, she decided that it was time for a chance in hair style that is. Asia had sported this style for the past three years of college, and she felt she needed a more mature look now that she was an adult. She had asked Tommy about this a few days before...
"You really love my hair? You wouldn't want me to change it?" She asked, staring at him in disbelief.
"Really, I love your hair..." The words died on Tommy's lips. He knew that look all to well. Asia was going to change her hair no matter what he thought of it. But her really did love her hair.
Asia met up with her mom at a local pub, the Watering Hole, for a drink and to catch up. Her dad and twin brother soon joined them, and they finished the night up with a game of pool.
(Sorry for such a dark picture, but I installed that lighting mod and I need to add more lighting to a lot of lots)
Asia went and got her more "adult" hair style and loved it. She thought it made her look glamorous. The little cat that came to visit thought so too. Or it could have been that fact that Asia took to feeding the stray. Regardless the two were fast becoming friends, and Asia hope to adopt the cat someday.
The two liked to play catch up over their day relaxing in bed at night. That night Tommy brought the subject up about kids. He wanted to start trying soon after they were married. He really wanted to start a family with Asia. And they had the funding for at least one child. He didn't see a problem in it.
Asia knew he wanted kids, she did too. But it was too soon to think about children. Truth be told, she was scared. Sacred that she wouldn't be able to carry a baby full term. She was still getting over the miscarriage from college. Would she even be able to get pregnant again?
She expressed her fears to Tommy, and he understood. "Just let me come to terms with what I lost. Then we can start? Is that okay?" she asked.
Tommy smiled and took her into a hug.
Note from GB: As you can see Tommy wanted to marry Asia just as much as she wanted to marry him. Soon as they moved into their house they both spun up the want, along with Tommy wanting to work in the Science track. So their wedding is scheduled for the summer of 2009.