Friday, July 24, 2009

A pound of flesh

August, Summer 2011, Lilly Sanchez and AJ Christian are 18

She doesn't understand it. For the past few nights her dreams have been filled with Suni Ramaswami. Lilly hasn't seen the girl since the night of the concert, and yet, she still dreams about her. Correction, she has nightmares about her. She's relieved that she will be leaving for university next month. Moving away from all the childish drama back here at home.

Lilly raises her head, allowing the hot water run over her face and down her back. She knows that what she's going to do today is the best decision. Well at least for her. But she stands just a while longer under the spray trying to gather her courage.

And she's glad that she's made this choice. School will be here next month, and to her surprise morning sickness is already starting. Her mom caught her pucking her guts out after dinner last night. She had to lie, tell her that she must be coming down with a stomach flu.

She did try to come clean. She tried to sit her parents down and tell them about the pregnancy, but she couldn't. It was just too hard to do.

She waits as AJ runs down the street. He's late. Not super late, but late enough. It makes Lilly a little pissed off. If she could arrive on time so could he.

"Sorry," he says, trying to catch his breath. He ran two blocks from the bus stop. "My mom wouldn't give me the car."

Lilly arches a brow. "Whatever, at least you've made it."

"You know, we don't have to do this. Can't you just think about it some more?" He pleads.

She's under enough pressure as it is and tries to keep her cool. "We've been over this AJ. This is for the best. I'm too young to be a mother. You're too young to be a father. We are too young. I'm not going to reconsider this." She turns, stomping into the building.

"Everything is in order. I'm just waiting for you." Doctor Snowden says. "And you're both sure about this?"

AJ shrugs. "I don't have much of a choice in the matter."

Lilly throws her hands up in the air. "Bitter much? Hello, this is my life and my body. And you could be more supportive. We can't have a baby!"

AJ sumps back in his chair. He knows that she's right, and honestly, he has no idea why he's fighting this decision so much. They have their whole lives ahead of them. Why mess it up because of one night?

"How will I feel afterwards? I mean emotionally as well as physically?" Lilly asks.

"All women are different. Some cry, some are in shock. But once everything is done, you will have light to moderate cramping. Similar to your normal period. And your monthly should resume as normal next month."

Taffi stands and heads to the door. "When your ready join me in the exam room." She says before leaving.

The two watch her go. "Do you want me in there with you?" Lilly takes AJ's hand giving it a light squeeze. "No, you wait here. I'll be back soon."

Lilly walks down the hall to that last door on the right. She takes a deep breath. She can do this. No, she has to do this. It's the only logical choice. As she pushes the door open and walks through, she realized for the second time this summer that her life will be changed forever.

(notes from GB: How did a decide on Lilly having an abortion. Well, in truth I rolled my dice again, and got miscarriage, but it wouldn't happen until October. But then I was over at the Simology boards and found out that pregnant teens will not transition into YA's on campus while pregnant. So after much though. Because, I could have just aged her up with InSim, but I have no idea if that would break something. So I settled on her having an abortion.
Taking into consideration her aspiration (pleasure sim) and just how I picture her, I figured that the easiest thing for her to do was to have an abortion.
Not to sure how AJ feels about all of this. In my head he didn't want her to do it. So I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.)


  1. Tough, tough choice for a young teen. But, you know what? I think Lilly did what she felt was best. This is going to haunt her though, I have a feeling. I just can't wait to see how this shapes her life in the future.

  2. Yes, I agree. She did what worked for her but at what cost?

  3. A really difficult choice to make. Lilly's right, their lives will be forever changed. And will their relationship be able to survive this?

  4. Shana, Yeah, it is a difficult choice to make. *that's why I love my dice. LOL* I have no idea how their relationship will be after this. They have both been acting "off" since her doctor visit.

  5. What a tough choice for Lilly to make. It's not the kind of thing she can go through with zero effect on her, so it'll be interesting to see what's in store for her (and for AJ) after this.

  6. Yeah it was. But I rolled my dice, plus I based her dicesion on her personality (in my head) and what I thought she would do. This fits her nature. Whereas, take her sister, Nashira, she wouldn't or couldn't have an abortion. I think this will have an effect on her, just nto sure how she'll deal with it.


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