Now for the long awaited young adults. The 3 girls have all moved in to the same townhouse apartment, and they’ve named their flat ‘Fresh Start’:
Young Adult – Serena Abe
Young Adult – Laurel Grisby
Young Adult – Jade Greenwood
All 3 young women are relishing their newfound freedom. Serena manages to cram a small bar into the flat beneath her loft bed, and gets to work learning mixology. Laurel signs up for the Sculptor career, and jams a sculpting kit into the corner of the bedroom, where she spends all her time. Jade scores a job at the Stadium, and in her free time she trains herself, and others at the local gym, or sometimes in front of the tv at home. All 3 girls take their turns cooking and cleaning up. At night Serena goes clubbing, sometimes dragging Jade along with her (nothing gets Laurel out it seems). Serena is quite disappointed when she is repeatedly rejected as a mixologist – after reaching level 3, it’s still not good enough, and there’s no room in the flat for a bigger bar. So she parties her sorrows away late into the night.
A few days later, and look which new young adult turns up to stay! Sam Sekemoto seems to be just the thing to get Laurel away from her easel. He whips her away on a whirlwind date with flowers, dinner, dancing, a movie, and watching the stars. The only down point is when Sam mentions how many children he wants, and Laurel seems unhappy about something. But that’s soon forgotten. Nothing could go wrong for this couple, surely.
But things do go wrong. It starts slowly at first. Laurel gets moody sometimes (perhaps she breaths in too much sculpting dust), and snaps at Sam over the colour blue, of all things. Sam takes her out to the Grind for some fun, but gets a little uncomfortable when she dances on a table – a little too out there for a simple family guy perhaps? And things go downhill from there. Something just isn’t working out between the two, and they argue over all kinds of things, and really start to see the other sides to each other.
Meanwhile, Serena is ecstatic to welcome yet another young adult – she really missed Marcus Malifa. And again, a young lady is swept away by the love of her life. They hit the clubs, and dance as only celebrities can. Marcus isn’t one to waste time – he doesn’t want to share a room with Sam for long if he can help it. He takes Serena to the beach (got to have the right place) and proposes! Serena is overjoyed. Before she knows it, she’s planning a bit bachelorette party at the grind. All the ladies in town turn up in fancy dress. Serena herself wears a stunning white short dress and hat, while Jade and Laurel come in black. Some naughty dancers turn up and fizzy nectar is sprayed everywhere. Life couldn’t be more perfect for Serena.
Then, the final straw with the other couple in the house. Laurel has been thinking about something important. She knows that Sam wants a big family – he talks about it often, but does she share his wish? For whatever reason (maybe she was jealous of her younger sister, or just a loner with her sculptures), Laurel realises that she dislikes children. And Sam is not at all happy about this revelation. Could this spell the end of Laurel and Sam? Laurel sculpts a loving hand gesture in ice, but she knows that it will soon melt. And after a heated break up and a day apart, Laurel spots Sam greeting the latest new adult. Emerald Greenwood is just the woman Sam is looking for.
By now, everyone has learnt a lot. Jade is at level 4 in her career – a minor leager, and has 2 stars. Laurel is at level 6 in the sculpting career, and sculpting level 10, with 1 star. Serena now has 3 stars and Sam is at level 2 at the Science Facility – a useless contraption manipulator.
And so it’s time for the Fresh Start household to break up. Marcus and Serena head off to their new place, and so do Sam and Emerald. Laurel leaves as well, to find her own place, still quite upset over Sam. And that leaves Jade with the house to herself. She decides that the flat will from now on, be a place for new Barnacle Bay young adults to find their feet, and she’ll stay to help them along.
...hope you liked that. Quite a surprise huh? Next will be a little drop in for Marcus & Serena’s wedding, and then Round 3 will be over!