The home venue reached Rank 8 overnight.
This was happy news to Yulia, who was having trouble sleeping after the discussion she and Derek had had with Yevgenya, and had gone outside to stargaze.
When Genya got up the next morning, she studied Cleaning a bit more and was able to get an additional scholarship.
She played chess with Yedrek before he had to go to school. “So, “ he asked, “are you really leaving for college today?”
“Yup,” she said. “And I need you to run the studio, if that’s okay. I’m NOT letting Yana run it.”
When Yed was leaving for school, Genya caught him in the downstairs hall.
“Wow, sis!,” he exclaimed. “The studio, AND your car???”
“Yeah, I don’t need a car at college, anyway, and you’ll need some way to get Her Highness to the studio,” Genya said, with her back-to-normal good-humor. “It’s not like she’s going to walk there!”
Yed, Yanastasia, and Yasiu went off to school, and Yulia and Derek discussed who would take Genya to college.
“I wish I could, hon’,” Derek apologized, “but there’s an emergency at the hospital and I have to go in.”
“It’s fine, honey,” Yulia answered. “It’ll be less dramatic if I take her, anyway. Unlike you, I can be counted on not to cry!,” she teased.
Genya had decided to attend l’Academie Le Tour. Despite her oft expressed disdain for her younger sister, she realized that l’Academie was probably the only school that Yana would remotely consider for dance, which meant that Yed would certainly enroll there with his twin, and Genya wanted all her siblings together at school if she could manage it. “It’s a great school, and it’s not like I have any idea what I want to do, anyway,” she sighed.
For her dorm, she had picked Mille House, which had larger rooms than most of the other campus housing.
Yulia drove her daughter to campus and dropped her off in front of her dorm.
But Yulia was wrong—she DID cry.
Genya found a reasonably spacious room on the 2nd floor,
claimed the door and locked it,
and furnished her new room with the nice things she had bought from her profits from her dance/exercise studio (including snapdragons hovering just outside).
She sat down to do her first term paper,
and, having finished it, went to her first class at 3 p.m.
Meanwhile, back at home, Yed and Yana had returned from school.
They did their homework,
then changed and headed for the studio, which was now renamed “Yedrek’s Fitness Studio.”
“What the heck is THAT?,” Yed asked his twin, looking at her attire. “Are those shoes even good for outdoors??? We’ve got to walk to the car, you know,” he added, drolly.
They proceeded to the venue, where Yana resumed her usual workout (in her new ballet dress and satin shoes),
and Yed proudly opened his own venue.
Although, because the lot ownership had changed, the studio had gone back to Rank 0, customers started to trickle in,
and, by late evening, the studio had reached Rank 3.
Yed and Yana went home for the night.
NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR:
I really screwed up the transfer of the studio from Genya to Yed! I had her gift the deed to him, forgetting that that doesn’t constitute transfer of lot ownership (and I’m a lawyer, so I should have remembered this!) for Sims 2 purposes. When Yed and Yana tried to go to the lot after school, it didn’t show as owned by the family. Yed went to the phone and tried to “Purchase Community Lot,” but hung up quickly before any interaction menus showed. The same thing happened with Yulia! I thought the custom phone might be jinxed, so had Yed use a different phone. Same problem! I opened Uni and had Genya sell back the lot to the community. Same problem. I wondered if my recent custom content imports (pretty ballerina dresses for Yana) might have caused the problem, so moved that folder out to the desktop. Same problem. I went to Komei’s apartment, and he was able to buy a community lot. So, it’s apparently a problem with the home lot. I had to have Yed move out of his family’s house, and move in with Komei (hey, they’re buds, anyway!), just to enable Yed to buy the studio.
“Hey, dude, what’s up?,” asked Komei, surprised.
“Nothin’,” replied Yed. “Just need to use your phone.”
Then Yed moved back in with his family.
The pic of Yulia crying over Genya’s shoulder outside of the dorm is a hoot! You never know what you’re going to get when you try to snap a pic of a “cinematic.”