when there was a knock at the door.
"Sorry to come over so late," Peter said, opening the door, "but I saw the light on, and I know Dude's working tonight, so I figured you were up."
"Yeah, I slept for a few hours late afternoon, but woke up starving. I guess that's what they mean by 'eating for two.' Want some food?" Alice asked him.
"Sure," he said. He sat down at the table, and Alice brought them over a couple of plates.
"So, how are you feeling?" Peter asked.
"I'm good," Alice assured him. "The endless throwing up is pretty much over, and I'm getting a lot of sleep. And Dude's being really supportive."
"I ran into 'That Guy' today," Peter told her. "At the gym. He told me he bought a house here in Willow Creek."
"Jeebus," Alice exhaled, disgusted. "Why the hell does he have to live HERE??? He's got all the money in the world--he could live anywhere."
"He asked to look at my paintings," Peter said. "It seems he needs a lot of art for his new house. I'll say no if you want," Peter offered.
"Well, I don't want you to have to give up money," Alice said. "And Rafael's sure got a lot of it to spend, so you might as well get some of it."
"Yeah, you KNOW it's pretty expensive to support Lou in the manner she enjoys!" Peter laughed.
Lou got home from working late. "So, how was your day?" she asked Peter.
He sighed. "Well, here's the 'Reader's Digest Condensed Version'--I ran into Rafael at the gym; he told me he bought some immense house here in Willow Creek; he wants to see my work and said he needs to buy a dozen or so paintings."
She paused. "I would ask if you're kidding, but I think I know you well enough at this point to know that you're not," she said.
"Oh, and, by the way," he added, in mock casualness, "Derek told me this morning that Rafael is now dating Zoe Patel--because Derek and Kelly (and Alice and Dude) ran into them at the Solar Flare Lounge on Thursday."
"WTF???" Lou asked.
Custom content credits--thanks to:
SIms4Krampus for Alice's dress
SaudadeSims for the kitchen curtains
Bettyboopjade for Lou's sweater and blouse
fairywitch for Lou's shoes
(Peter's outfit in post #82)