Austin: William Austin (27)
Another facet of living alone that he’d underestimated was the expense. Even though he worked really hard to become a better inventor, he could only do so much without running out of scrap. Collecting it from the junk heaps took a lot of time, and detonating the piles to get more scrap took money he really didn’t have. If things didn’t turn around soon, Will knew he would have to get another job to make ends meet.
Sometimes he visited Tom and Ana to take his mind off his troubles and to play at being the fun uncle to little Tanner. Ana was good at playing off any awkwardness between them, and Will tried to tamp down the guilt he felt over a course of events back in April that had gotten way out of hand.
He wished he’d never run into Ana in the parking lot behind the steakhouse back in April. If he hadn’t, maybe none of it would have happened. They’d struck up a conversation, and before he knew it, he’d asked her out on a date. He knew that she and Tom weren’t exclusive, but he still felt like he was stepping over a line then, and he should have gone with his instincts. Ana must have felt that way, too, because she’d made a point of telling him that she hadn’t told Tom about the date.
Maybe they’d had too much wine with dinner, or maybe they were affected by the full moon that night, but somehow they ended up back at his place, and things had gone as far as they pretty much could go….
As if the mere act of sleeping with the mother of his nephew wasn’t bad enough, two weeks ago Ana had dropped a bomb on Will: she was pregnant! Will would worry about it over a pint of ice cream, wondering what would happen if Tom found out. When he found out. How could a secret this big stay hidden? Ana had given him an out. She’d told him that they could just tell Tom it was his–she had slept with him a week or two before the time of conception, and she could just play it off as the baby coming early. Genetically speaking, there would be no difference even if there were a paternity test administered, since he and Tom were twins. Somehow, that thought just made Will feel even worse.
As if his worries about impending fatherhood and the threat to his relationship with his twin weren’t bad enough, Will awoke to the sounds of someone breaking into his house. He called the police and tried not to panic as he waited for them to arrive.
He was lucky to have woke up quickly enough to call–the thief was caught after a noisy altercation with the first officer on the scene. The thief didn’t even make it out of the house with his property, so it was promptly returned. That fact did little to comfort him, however, since his false sense of security in his home had been shattered by the break-in. He really hated living alone.
- I’ve been sitting on news of Ana’s pregnancy for a while. I was playing the Eckley house, minding my own business, when I suddenly get this:
- *sigh* Ana’s flair for the dramatic never disappoints. Why screw around with one brother, when you can mess around with two? I think she’ll be due in January 2014, if my pregnancy mod is still working as it should…
- William is a lot like Tom, in that he doesn’t think much about Ana for long stretches of time, then boom–he’ll roll up a want to take her on a date. It’s weird.
- William is soooo boring to play (he apparently does all the exciting stuff when I’m not playing him). I hate playing single-sim households. I wish he’d roll up a want for a pet, at the very least.
- I had William poking around some scrap heaps at the junkyard when I noticed this:
- Apparently, Garrett Eckley just can’t concentrate in the stately Eckley home, so he goes to the junkyard to do homework!