Lars Larsson is 33.
best houses takes a Sim that won't accept shortcuts. The only Sim that's been able to get close to him, besides Starla Tsang, is Minena Silver. He hadn't spoken to Starla, the bartender at the old Game Time Sports Bar, since before the hurricane. He figured she had moved away...or worse. Maybe she'd been killed. Their relationship never really progressed beyond friendship, but still...it was time for him to move on.
Fate brought Minena Silver into Lars' life when she won the contract to makeover the Mayor's mansion. She and Lars worked closely together during those summer months to build and design The Magnolia into what it is today, (See the STCunningham "How We Livin' " tour). They made a good team and she dealt with his moody demands like no one else ever has. Still, it surprised him when she called one December morning to tell him she was coming in town for the Mayor's Ball and wondered if he'd be her escort. He was already planning to attend, but alone. So, this was going to be an interesting night for him. And it was...Lars thought she was the most beautiful woman there. They immediately took things to a different level.
Since completing the residential development of Willow County, Lars has found himself with nothing on his plate but his Architect career. It's left some free time to pursue other things, like a long-distance relationship. His career is about to take a whole new direction. He's still going to pursue the Architect career, that's his first love, but he was approached by Emerita Valdes at the ball, to consider teaching Robotery Skills at WilTech College, part time. With his background in Architectural design and a Bachelors degree in Mathematics, learning this particular kind of technical skill really fit his mindset.
When the New Year came in, Lars was ready to face 2008 with total optimism. New love, new career challenge...maybe he wouldn't be so lonely anymore. All work and no play, makes Lars a really dull boy. He decided to have his Hood Administration friends over for a Sports Party. The Chicago Bears were playing The New England Patriots. :P Minena wasn't so happy to see 'company' at his apartment because she had flown into town for New Year's Day, just to see him. She thought she had made that clear, but how could she forget what a sports nut Lars was, of course he wasn't gonna miss the Rose Bowl for her. She went with the flow...for a little while.
Mayor Sabien, Sr., Nick Michels and Keith Dalton arrived early. Keith asked Lars if it was ok to invite Steve VanHouten, who came a little late and was still getting to know Sims in the hood. This was a great opportunity to bond with the fellas.
As previously implied, Minena was only in town for the day. Her plane was leaving out the next morning on Sunday so she could get back home for another design project. She planned to make the day memorable. And she succeeded.
Lars couldn't resist grabbing Minena's butt; he was drawn to its cuteness in that tight sweater dress.
"I can't help it. Does it bother you?" Lars asked.
Minena slipped her shoe off and stroked his ankle with her toes.
"So, what's this news you couldn't wait to tell me?" Lars said with anticipation and in an effort to change the tone of things before their sexual chemistry raised the heat level in that place. He was too hungry to forego this dinner.
"Well, you know how I was asking you about your career in Architectural design? I think I want to make a change into that field." Minena said excitedly. "I know I have Silver Design Studios, but I'm really thinking of selling it and moving here. It sounds crazy, but I truly think I can make a successful life here in Simmington Hills. The Career Board at City Hall has one opening left in the field; I checked it last time I was here."
Lars couldn't believe his ears. He didn't think they'd have this conversation for at least another 6 months! It was an impossible dream placed directly into his lap and he wanted it more than anything. He never thought she'd consider selling her business.
"So what do you think?" Minena asked. Not sure of his silence.
"I think we should toast to your move to Simmington Hills! That's what I think!" Lars laughed. "I'm all for it, sweetheart. If that's what you want to do, then do it! Sell your business. You'll be able to find a house in Willow County with no problem."
"Nothing but the best for you, my sweet." Lars raised his glass.
"What about your tartlette? You gonna take it with?"
Lars wasn't concerned about a nectarine tartlette. He wanted to get Minena into that movie room at the library. At this time of night, no one would be there...so he hoped.
SimAir in the morning. Lars didn't want to let her go.
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder." She said with a wicked grin.
"It also makes my d***k grow harder." Lars said even more wickedly.
They both fell out laughing; wet and exhausted...they knew that New Year's 2008 had come to an end. Minena boarded a cab and Lars called himself one; too tired and raining too hard to walk one apartment down to his place.
As he was waiting, he felt an incredible surge of electricity course through his body...as if he was going through an internal explosion. He quickly thought something had fallen on him; maybe an electrical power line or something...then he blacked out.
He told her it was almost 4 am...she needed to get some rest and so did he. She'd call him when she got home. He'd dream of her until then.