It was the day of Alice’s birthday and after tending the garden and walking Shingo it was time to plan her birthday party.
Jamie had suggested calling at Newcrest Park on the way, which Alice thought was a little odd, but she went along with it and so that’s where they all met.
When Alice arrived, she couldn’t believe her eyes; Jamie had decorated the park especially for her birthday. There was a gazebo built which housed a dance floor and a Deejay booth, a seating area with a bar set up and a buffet table for food and lots of colourful balloons and birthday banners.
Alice thought it was the nicest thing that anyone had ever done for her, so she gave him a huge hug.
After getting over the excitement of arriving and seeing the wonderful surprise, Jamie had done for her, Alice headed over to the buffet table and served up some food. Aimee came over and Alice helped herself to a plate of food whilst they talked.
They reminisced how they’d met on Alice’s first day in Newcrest back when Alice had only a tent and no money to her name.
Spotting that the mixologist had arrived, Alice headed over to the bar and ordered everyone a Fizzy Fruity drink, which they all enjoyed. Seeing as though the party was made up of teens and children, Alice thought a soft drink was best.
Feeling hungry, Alice decided it was time to enjoy some of the wonderful food that she had served, so she called some people over to join her and they all sat down at a picnic table to eat.
Sadly not everyone was feeling hungry and she realised she may have ordered a bit too much food. Oops! Oh well, you only became a young adult once and it wasn’t like she was short of money anymore.
Then it was time for the cake. She’d had to bake the cake herself and she’d never baked one before, so she hoped it would taste nice. She set it up on the table and stood for a little while, deliberating on what her wish should be and then she blew out the candles.
Unfortunately, everyone else was busy amusing themselves to notice that Alice was becoming a young adult, but she didn’t mind. She just couldn’t believe she’d survived the last few months and she was excited for what was to come.
Now that she’d blown out her candles and aged up, it was time to serve the cake. She called everyone over and they all took a piece and went to sit down. Alice was pleased that they all seemed to enjoy it and that there was enough to go around.
They’d all enjoyed some lovely food and drink and the wonderful Strawberry iced birthday cake and now it was time for the real fun to begin.
Alice gathered everyone up into a group and they all headed over to the dance floor.
The Deejay was doing a fine job, blasting out the tunes and soon everyone was dancing away, busting their erm…. cool moves.
When the party was finally coming to an end, Alice called Shingo over to the park and he dutifully appeared. Alice had been worried about him being on his own all day and he was definitely in need of some attention.
She asked him what was wrong and realised that he needed some food, but there wasn’t a single pet bowl in sight, so she grabbed a plate of food and snuck him a few morsels and ate the rest herself.
It was now getting quite late and the party had been over for a while so Alice decided to call it a night and take Shingo home.
When they arrived back, Alice filled up Shingo’s bowl and called him over to eat. As she reflected on the day and got changed out of her partywear, she suddenly realised that she didn’t want to spend the evening alone, so she gave Jamie a ring and invited him over to hang out.
When he arrived she cooked them up a plate of spaghetti each and they both sat down at the table to eat.
They talked about the day and Jamie told her how lovely she’d looked in her blue playsuit. Alice thanked him again for the wonderful surprise. He’d really made her day very special and she would never forget it.
When they’d finished eating, Jamie stood up and Shingo came running over and practically pounced on him and tried to lick his face.
Alice chuckled at the pair of them playing and was so pleased to see that they were both getting along. Aww, her two boys were adorable together!
After Jamie and Shingo had finished playing, Alice and Jamie headed into the lounge to watch a romantic movie.
Shingo seemed interested too, and came over to watch, sticking his head in front of the television.
They enjoyed the film and chatted for a while about what Alice should do now that she was a young adult. She certainly had a lot to think about.
Alice had hoped that Jamie would stay over, but he had to get to home so they said their goodbyes and he left.
It was now time for bed and as Alice settled in, under the covers, she couldn’t help but feel excited about the next chapter in her life.
Lots of questions were buzzing around her head like: What career would she choose? Should she move house? Should she invite Jamie to move in with her? She even considered whether to get another pet.
Finally, feeling sleepy, she closed her eyes and fell deep into a dreamy sleep.
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What a day Alice had, turning into a young adult. Weirdly I found this chapter really hard to write. Maybe it’s because I was so desperate to do it justice I kept feeling a mental block lol But I managed it in the end and I hope you enjoyed it.
Alice finished the party with a Silver medal as I still cannot get anyone to toast at a party, I wish they’d add an extra goal, in case one doesn’t work.
So now that Alice has aged up it’s time to think about her career and I think I’ve narrowed it down to two possibilities. So watch this space!
You’ll be pleased to know my obsession with Alice’s responsibility was worth it and she received the Responsible trait! Yippee! It means that now she won’t struggle to progress in her career. She’s had a tough life childhood, she doesn’t deserve to struggle as an adult too.
Haha, funny moment; did you spot Shingo peeking in one of the pictures that he wasn’t supposed to be in? I must have used a screenshot out of order slightly. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw it.