Told by Jemma.
So Jaxen called out of the blue for a date, while I was out and about doing my sing-o-grams. I had done a lot that day already so I figured why not –a quick meet and greet should be okay. I mean, he did call me first, and not my sister. I changed into my casual wear, but still had my singer costume with me and told him I was still kind of on the job and could be called elsewhere.
He was so sweet, and we got along right away. We met at the coffee shop. Where Stevan and I used to go all the time…
Jaxen: “That guy doesn’t know what he’s missing. You’re a cool gal. And very pretty.”
I didn’t really want to hear that. I was thinking about Stevan enough. And Jaxen kind of reminded me of Stevan, with his build and his blonde hair.
We had our coffees inside but didn’t really chat a whole lot. The proprietor was there and I really wanted to get a singing gig there so I did a quick audition. And there were all kinds of people watching so I figured it would make for some good networking and publicity. Sadly, he said I wasn’t quite up to standards yet.
Jaxen: “Well, I think you were fabulous. You really shouldn’t be discouraged.”
“Thanks. It’s okay, I’ll just have to work harder.”
We talked a bit more, but I was getting pretty tired. All these early gigs and the running around was wearing me out. And then something he said…
“You work in Law Enforcement…?”
Stevan worked in Law Enforcement.
I felt a weird, twisty feeling in my stomach. Like, it was deja vu or something.
I couldn’t be here right now with Jaxen. It would just be the same thing all over again, I just knew it.
“Are you okay, Jemma?”
“Yeah. I need to go home now, okay Jaxen? I’m just tired.”
“Sure. But I had a great time. Thanks for the date, Jemma.”
There were so many people still hanging around. Including deadmau5. He had wanted to date me when I was still seeing Stevan, but we just became good friends.
“Heyyy, what’s up Maus!”
And who else should I happen to bump into.
“Oh hey, Alain.”
Alhough one of Stevan’s rude brothers was right there, I stayed and flirted with Alain, and even to a few other guys that were around. I was sure Todd was listening. I hoped he would go back to Stevan and say ‘Jemma is doing fine, she doesn’t even miss you.”
“Maybe I’ll call you sometime then, Jemma?”
“Huh…? Oh, yeah sure, Alain.”
I threw myself into work again. I did more and more sing-o-grams and started to get known around town and was one of the most in demand. Next to my mom of course, but she had been on pregnant leave so much lately that people weren’t calling her anymore. They got the next best thing… me.
“Say, aren’t you Jemma Watley?! My brother was talking about you.”
That was Eric Rocha, half-brother of Alain. I think they have another brother too that lives with them.
He is kinda cute. But he’s a vampire.
Then whaddya know, somewhere in my travels I heard the news. Like, WTF?!?!
My new almost-potential friend Flannery Dove was the redhead Stevan was interested in?!?
“So you’re seeing Stevan Doppler, hey?”
But what could I say? I mean, I couldn’t just beat her face in or anything. But mannnnnn….. forget being her friend now.
This girl Lucy was nice. Maybe she would be my friend instead. Not that I was getting desperate or anything.
“Yes, Jovanna? What do you want?”
“Shit, who’s calling me at this hour?”
“Jovanna would you stop crying! I can’t hear the—–”
“Hello…? Oh hi, Alain.”
Damn. It was Alain asking me to go out. Maybe he was a night owl like me, because it was after 11 pm. I wouldn’t mind any other time, but I was exhausted and the baby was here crying and I had to take care of her. I couldn’t just skip out and leave her with Mom again.
It just wasn’t fair. I really wanted to go out with Alain. Oh well. Plenty more men at the gym, right? I knew it wasn’t fair to Jovanna for me to keep leaving her.
And it wasn’t fair to Mom. She already had enough babies to deal with.
And now with Salem and Kale the new twins, even more babies.
So Derrick is taken… Jaxen is out… Alain will probably give up on me now…
I thought it was time for a change.
I always thought my hair was messy kept down, but ya know, maybe I could get used to it. Guys like that flowing kinda hair, right?
I was still pretty, right?
Of course I was!
Yeah, much prettier than Flannery with her flowing starlet red hair. Fuck her.
I decided to forget about chasing men and just let him come to me. Right now my baby needed her mother.
And I guess I needed her.
She was really precious, when I stopped seeing Stevan in her and started seeing her for the beautiful little girl she was. I had her crib put up in my bedroom with me so we could be together. It would be her birthday soon and I didn’t want to miss out on being her mamma when she was still a baby.
I didn’t do much socially for a long while. Mom and Tegan were out all the time though. Mom was going a bit crazy with it actually, like dressing up in tight pants and going to clubs with younger men. Lulu had moved into a new house Mom bought, not too far down the street, and Grayson was there with her until he went to college. So besides the babies, the house was pretty quiet. I barely even saw Dad and Blue. There would inevitably be a party though…
“Tegan and Maxwell’s birthday is coming up, and I’ve invited a bunch of friends for everyone.” Mom told me one morning when she was just getting home and I was heading out for singing duty. “There’s a boy I want you to meet.”
“I don’t want to meet any boys.”
“But he’s really cute. And different. I think you’ll like him.”
Who came up with that saying: “Mothers are always right”?
Why are they always right?
New Others’ Sims appearing in this episode
Lucille Valle by thedoglover
Simone Shaine (girl getting sing-a-gram) – by Buffyspiker
Eric Rocha by VRStevenson
and again Flannery Dove from A Dove of a Different Color
… and who is that man in the shadow?!