Walking into the convenience store, Grace saw that she could get everything she needed to get by. Basic toiletries and snacks littered the shelves. It was tempting to buy a treat for herself, but Grace really had to watch how much money she was spending. The money in the duffle bag was her future. It was supposed to buy her a house. And with the amount in the bag, it was going to buy her a very, very nice house.
Grace headed over to a shelf that had toiletries and other odds and ends and as she was reaching for a toothbrush, her hand knocked over a small rectangular box. Bending over to pick it up, Grace hesitated when she saw what it was. It looked like an evening filled with a good time. Smiling to herself, Grace picked up the box.
She didn’t know how to use it. Looking at the check out boy behind the counter, she guessed that he wouldn’t know how to use it either.
Turning the box over, Grace looked for directions.
“I wonder if there’s instructions inside. Maybe something with diagrams?” Grace thought to herself. Screw it, she could use a good time, she decided. Tossing the tiny box into her basket, she realized she didn’t know if you needed an ID to buy the package.
“Hi.” Grace said shyly to the young check out clerk.
“Hi, did you find everything you were looking for?” He asked, pulling items out of Grace’s basket and placing them on the counter.
“Yes.” Grace said, looking down, trying to avoid eye contact. She felt so awkward. She hoped he wouldn’t ask for her ID.
“Looks like you’re headed out for a vacation.” The boy said as he was scanning her toothpaste and travel shampoo and conditioner.
“Yep, just a quick trip to Magnolia Promenade.” Grace said, fidgeting nervously with the lighters on display.
“Oh…” The check out boy picked up her last item. “Looks like you’re going to have a good time tonight.” He teased with a raised eyebrow, scanning Grace’s final item.
“Yeah.” Grace said, embarrassed and thankful that he didn’t ask for her ID. She had never bought anything like it before and had no idea what the protocol was. Handing him the amount owed, she grabbed her bags and dashed across the street and into her hotel room.
Author’s Note: A special thank you to BBQPenguinWings for making the checkout counter Sim! Isn’t he adorable?! Thank you sooooo much BBQPenguinWings for making him for me for this special chapter. And guess what everyone?! Not only does BBQPenguinWings make awesome Sims, (and amazing builds) but she’s an awesome Simlit writer, too! Check out her incredible stories HERE!
Also, did you see the hidden image in this chapter? A Sims 3 item made it into one of these photos! Who will see it first? If you see it, shout it out in the comments below!