Welcome to Day 2 of Will Stark’s Bachelor Challenge!
Last ;me, everyone was on free will for the whole day. The majority of the bacheloreDes had perfected the art of avoiding Will, as
only three of them had scores above zero: Elaine, Lilah, and Faye. However, Rhapsody wound up going home, because she had
somehow made a nega;ve ﬁrst impression on Will. Don’t ask me how that happened.
Will also received visits from his siblings, Arthur and Sabriel, who tried to convince him that Marielle is bad news and needs to go
home immediately. As usually happens when Sabriel starts yelling at him, he refuses to listen.
On with the show!
“Why did Will send Rhapsody home?” Arthur asked. “She seemed like a perfectly sweet girl.”
“Perfectly sweet? I think she’s way too sweet,” Sabriel said. “Maybe she thinks everything’s all roses and sunshine, but it sure
“But if Will had just liked her, then Marielle would have gone home.”
“There s;ll would have been a ;ebreaker with Sara if that had happened,” Lily pointed out. “But I’m s;ll sad to see Dee go.”
“Now Marielle needs to go,” Arthur said. “Pronto.”
“Wow. I’ve never seen you look that angry,” Sabriel said. “Impressive. If there’s any reason to look angry, it’s because of her or
someone like her, of course. So what do we do today?”
“Leave him alone,” Lily said. “You talked to him yesterday, but he didn’t seem to listen. Give him some ;me to think about it.
Maybe he’ll come around.”
“But if she survives today’s compe;;on, we need to do something about her,” Sabriel said.
“If she makes it through, then you can do what you want.”
Hot tub ;me! Elaine, Lulu, and Lilah all made it to the tub.
Insert handcuﬀs joke here.
Lilah pretends to be shocked at the men;on of handcuﬀs. Maybe she’s just shocked that she didn’t bring them up ﬁrst.
Meanwhile, Faye played catch with Sara, and Marielle had another helping of salad before heading to the confessional diary.
CONFESSIONAL!!!1! from Marielle
I wonder if Will is good enough for me. What can a man in his posi7on oﬀer me?
“BOO YOU WHORE.”
“My brother might be an idiot some;mes, but how dare she suggest he’s not good enough for her!”
“She’s not good enough for him!”
“Haven’t lied that one yet.”
“Well, we appreciate the eﬀort you put in to get those ten body points.”
“Thanks. It was a pain ge]ng them. Maybe some people like working out, but I don’t.”
“What was it like growing up in an apocalypse?” Elaine asked.
“Well…you know how I don’t know anything about art?” Will asked. “Art’s not exactly a priority. The worst of it is over, but there’s
s;ll a ton of stuﬀ that needs ﬁxing. And it’s cold all the ;me.”
“Speaking of which,” Will said, “it’s been great talking to you all, but I’d beDer get out of here before I boil. I am not used to this.”
It’s anyone’s guess whether he was referring to the hot tub or being surrounded by eligible young ladies.
CONFESSIONAL!!!1! from Sara
I need to talk to Will, quickly, before he thinks I’ve lost interest and I get kicked oﬀ.
Awkward walkby no. 4: Kennedy Cox, Will’s grandfather. I’d have Will greet him, but (1) his energy levels are plumme;ng and I’m
not sure if he’ll be able to get through all the chats, and (2) I s;ll don’t like Kennedy.
It looks like Will is star;ng to get the message that everyone’s been shou;ng at the TV screen since the very beginning.
I think I’d be creeped out if she stood over me and watched me eat, too.
“So, can you take your shirt oﬀ more oen?”
“I’ll think about it.”
It does look like Sara’s decided to try a liDle harder to stay in the challenge now that she’s seen Will shirtless.
“Well, you’re going to have to get past us,” Lilah told her.
CONFESSIONAL!!!1! from Elaine
Marielle’s actually one of my favorite people in the house. I know it sounds weird, but it’s interes7ng to talk to someone who’s so
diﬀerent from me.
Will walked into the games room, where Elaine and Lulu were playing pool, to start the chats with everyone.
Since he knew Elaine best, he decided to start with her.
“How does this game work?” Will asked. “I tried playing a game with Lilah the other day, but she’d never played it either, so we
were basically just hi]ng the balls any which way and trying to get them into holes.”
Elaine explained that the unmarked ball was the cue ball and that you actually had to hit that to get it to hit the ball that you
actually wanted to go into a hole.
“That sounds ridiculously hard.” Will tapped his ﬁngers on his chin. “I can’t even hit the one that’s supposed to go in a hole.”
“What games do you like to play?” Elaine asked.
“Mahjong,” Will answered immediately. “I’ve goDen kind of good at chess, but I can’t say I love the game, only that I like it more
than my liDle sister does. She can’t even say the word ‘chess’ without stamping her foot and making an angry face.” Why had he
men;oned Sabriel? He was just star;ng to have fun. “And red hands, of course.”
“Do you have any other siblings?”
“A liDle brother. They’re both around here somewhere, so you might get to meet them if they show up at the house again.” But
I’d prefer if they didn’t. “You?”
“I have four brothers—three older, one younger.” What would they think of Will? Would they decide to sit her down and tell her
that she’d picked someone bad for her? Did it maDer? They weren’t here, and for once, they didn’t know what was going on.
Lulu had been listening during his chat with Elaine, so Will talked to her next, and their families came up.
“Your parents are both Fortune?” Will asked. “Sounds kind of like my family. My dad, one of my uncles, and my grandparents are
all Fortune. At least my other uncle was Romance, so it wasn’t just me.”
“My mom is Rhys Fitzhugh’s daughter, though,” Lulu said. “So I’m hardly the only Romance Sim in the family.”
“That’s…supposed to mean something to me, isn’t it?” Will asked.
Lulu laughed. “You’ll probably meet him eventually. Stealing your paper or walking right into your house.”
She was star;ng to warm up to Will, but aer listening to his conversa;on with Elaine, she was ge]ng the feeling that he wasn’t
as interested in her as she was in him.
CONFESSIONAL!!!1! from Lulu
I want to s7ck around, but what am I supposed to do? Act like some bizarre version of myself to get his aIen7on? Speaking of
bizarre versions of myself, I wonder how I’m being edited?
Meanwhile, I ﬁgured everyone would enjoy seeing Marielle get knocked on her boDom in a water balloon ﬁght. Thank you, Faye.
Will was falling asleep, so he headed to the kitchen to grab a cup of coﬀee, where he saw Sara drinking.
“Hey,” he said, taking a seat next to her.
“Are you doing okay?” Will asked. “I haven’t really had the chance to talk to you…”
“I’m ﬁne. I guess I’ve been having a liDle too much fun ge]ng to know the other girls.”
He wasn’t sure if that counted as their oﬃcial chat, so Will approached Sara again aer she came back from the bathroom.
“You’ll know where I’m coming from when I say this,” he said. “It is so weird being here.”
“I know. You know that the front hall where we did the elimina;on is almost the size of my whole ﬁrst ﬂoor—”
Yeah, it’s a good thing that I found a couple of Apocalypse Sims to round things out.
“But I’d rather not talk about spatulas. We don’t really eat. There’s not much of a use for him.”
Insert spatula joke here?
Time to talk to the last remaining Apocalypse Sim in the house.
“So—you’re an heir, and I’m an heir. How’s it going for you?”
“Why are you talking about the Apocalypse at a ;me like this? We’re supposed to be having fun.” Lilah walked away.
Next, Will found Faye reading a romance novel in the library.
“What makes you like cosmetology so much?” Will asked. “We don’t really have that in Winterfell, so I’m curious.”
“Have you seen all the inappropriately dressed townies and their bad hair?” Faye asked. “They have no idea how to dress
themselves. It’s fun giving them a liDle help, and it makes them easier on the eyes.”
“You don’t need to tell me about it,” Will said. “My dad and both my uncles have the exact same haircut. I don’t think any of
them would have picked it for themselves, but styling wasn’t the ﬁrst thing on their minds. So the only way to tell my uncles apart
was because Uncle Brandon wore a pink shirt and Uncle Julian wore overalls.”
Marielle was the last person to chat with, and Will was looking forward to the end of the conversa;on just so he could get some
“How are things going for you so far?” Will asked. “I don’t know anything about how Victorian courtship is supposed to work, but
this must be really diﬀerent.”
“It is very diﬀerent,” Marielle acknowledged.
“No one has introduced us,” she explained. “Without an introduc;on from a mutual friend, there is no courtship. There are other
similar formali;es that we usually observe.”
She smiled. “But I am hoping to win this compe;;on, unfamiliar as it may be.”
Will scowled without realizing it. It seemed like Marielle was only pretending to be interested in him.
CONFESSIONAL!!!1! from Will
I hate to pick a favorite, because everyone’s interes7ng, and I s7ll barely know some people… I have to tell you? Fine. I like Elaine
best. She’s the easiest to talk to, by far.
I wonder what Arthur and Sabriel would say about her?
A typical day in the house: Lilah just ﬁnished slapping Faye, and Elaine is rejec;ng a hug from Marielle.
…Elaine is rejec;ng a hug from Marielle? Maybe Elaine’s aDempts to reform her are actually doing some good.
Will was understandably a liDle nervous when he tried to ﬂirt with Elaine. They might have had a connec;on, but he’d thought
he’d had a connec;on with Lilah, too.
“You really mean that?” Elaine asked.
“Of course I do.”
“That’s so sweet of you.”
Aer the ﬂirts, Will went downstairs to sing karaoke while thinking about who to send home. It was a closer decision than last
;me, but he thought he had it narrowed down to two.
Maybe he would do karaoke for the one‐on‐one dates tomorrow. Apparently chess was tradi;onal, but any kid who grows up in
an Apocalypse has seen enough chess by this ;me to die happy.
“HAHA! IN YOUR FACE!”
Credit to Di for wri;ng her meta about Victorian courtship, which I cribbed from for this day.
I’ll try to write Day 3 more quickly than I wrote Day 2, and in the mean;me, happy Simming!