Aaaand we’re back! A lot of stuff has happened between last update and now, from moving to getting back to old projects to starting an LGBT pop up library with a friend here in Houston! Good news, I went ahead and got myself a brand new computer, which was basically the only solution to my crashing problem, and now I can keep updating you with what’s going on in this wacky neighborhood. Achievements will be updated every Tuesday as long as I have something to share. Let’s get back to it!
A lot of stuff has changed in the Rainard household. Roman can’t help but feel the house he and his wife bought to raise their family in is emptier than it was ever meant to be. Irene died, suddenly and tragically, and Rosemary ran away in the middle of the night, leaving behind everything she owned, including her journal. It’s been rough for the men left behind.
And men they are. Adam’s become a teen and gained the Mean trait. That along with his perfectionist nature means he’s got little patience for people around him. His time at home is spent mostly doing his homework and playing chess. On the few days they’re both home at the same time, Roman and his son share the table. Roman’s managed to get the Literal Genius achievement for me. He still goes to work every day despite making more than enough royalties on his books, but he likes being social.
Speaking of social, Roman decided to break it off with Dina. It’s not that he didn’t like her, but there’s no real spark there. After their first few dates, he’s looking for something more serious.
Dina is extremely chill about it and lets him know she understands. The two break it off on good terms, and hopefully neither have lost a gym buddy.
Adam’s social group as well has grown up with him, and now he spends more time with his friends.
Fallon and Natalie are still his best friends, and Lucas Munch has joined the table. There’s lots of nights spent at the burger joint, where the four of them can relax and hang out. Natalie’s pretty quickly become his bestie, and the two of them spend a lot of time at the chess tables at the park. But Adam can’t quite shake his crush on her twin sister.
Fallon is basically the coolest girl in the world. She’s funny and always has an interesting story to tell. She and her sister live in San Myshuno, so they know all the best foods and go to festivals every time they happen. Every time she talks, Adam feels his face get warm, and he desperately wants to make a move with her. He just wishes he knew how.
Dad always keeps some sappy romance books around. He decides to take the task of making Fallon his girlfriend the same way he does anything. He studies. There’s got to be something in here. He wants to make her laugh. He wants to buy her stuff. He wants to take her on the coolest date she’s ever been on.
He tries to talk to dad about it, but, well, things aren’t the best between them right now. Roman’s never really home anymore, since his job has him work late, and he’s been trying to stay social. And normally it’s not a big deal to Adam, who also stays out of the house, but when it comes to this girl stuff, dad always gets weird. Adam isn’t sure if listening to him is the best idea.
And at the end of the day, he can’t help but think this would be a lot easier if he had his older sister around. He and Rosemary were never close, but she is a girl. She’d have something for him. She might even take pity on her baby brother.
But lots of things are different now, even his room. He’s taken over the space Rosemary used to occupy, and part of him feels a little… guilty about that. Rosemary wrote in her journal that she didn’t feel like there was any space for her in the house, and now there’s kind of not.
He tries not to think about that, though.