I'm finally a member and can post pictures so here is my first try at doing a story
This will just be an intro, I'll try to get the first real update done tomorrow.
The main character for the story is Cassie Lockwood. She's the start of the second generation of a family I've been playing on my own.
Life was always a mixed bag for Cassie. On one had she was born to her loving parents Cecilia (originally Cecilia Henley) and Willow Lockwood (Willow was my original sim for this family line). Her family was by no means rich but decent careers in business and tech respectively they made enough to support themselves and Cassie just fine. Despite this decent success though Cassie had no desire to follow in her parents footsteps. Being an active and creative person as well as more than a little bit of a tomboy Cassie hated the idea of being stuck behind a desk or a computer screen so early on she decided that she wanted to be a professional painter.
Aside from that she also enjoyed spending time with friends, thought this always came difficult for her. While Cassie likes to hang out and have fun she also has a temper, one that she's never been very good at controlling. Due to this she has very few real friends as people are unwilling to put up with her flair ups and outbursts.
There are two main exceptions to this though. The first is Sean Almeida, Cassie's boyfriend since middle school and in her experience one of the most patient people she's ever known as he's always been understanding and forgiving when she gets upset.
But as said, her life is a mixed bag and that downside came into play when shortly after high school she found out that Sean was cheating on her.
And not with just anyone, as mentioned earlier there were two main exceptions to people being unwilling to tolerate Cassie's mood swings. The other person was Cassie's best friend since childhood JoAnna Swain, the person who had stood by Cassie as long as she could remember, the one who'd first helped her get into painting, and the person who she now found had been sneaking around behind her back with Sean.
Understandably Cassie did not take this well.
But when she confronted them about it the caring and patient boyfriend she thought she'd known just brushed her off, saying that he was tired of always "holding her hand through the hissy fits" and that he was "happier without the baggage."
Needless to say brushing someone off who has a bad temper isn't the best plan and Sean learned this quickly as Cassie angrily introduced her fist to his skull before telling him to get lost and that she never wanted to see him again.
Afterwards both due to the guilt of what she'd done and the realization of how much of a jerk Sean was JoAnna tried to apologize and begged for Cassie's forgiveness.
But Cassie still furious that the two of them would do this to her to begin with refused to listen and simply turned her back on JoAnna saying that she and Sean deserved each other.
With her relationship dead and her former best friend partially to blame Cassie's life fell apart. Despite her parents attempts to console her she bounced back and forth between anger and sorrow leaving everything she used to love by the wayside.
Eventually she came to the decision that she just needed to get away from all the bad memories.
With that, along with some financial assistance from her parents she moved away from her home town and purchased a small single bedroom house in Oasis Springs.
And that is where the story will begin.
EDIT: I have created an extra thread titled The Lockwood Tales
which will be used for side stories that feature characters outside the main family. If you want to check it out follow the link in this sentence or the one below my banner.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. I'm still fairly new at this so any comments or advice would be appreciated.