"What do you think, Sam?"
They needed an answer. He leaned forward, elbows on his knees, eyes glued to the floor.
He loved them all so much. Devin was his best friend. He loved the twins as much as if they were his own. He was happier than he’d ever been in his life.
At the same time, he knew how close he’d come to destroying it forever, knowing the whole time what he was doing was wrong but doing it regardless. He lived with the burden of knowing that, while he wasn’t directly responsible for Amy’s demons or her death, he played a role, and he wasn’t proud of that.
So, he could say yes, pack his bags and head off with them to Beantown, but how long would it be before his unresolved issues would come back? And when he fucked up then, his chances would be gone. Devin and Luke would never forgive him.
He couldn’t take that risk again.
Devin’s voice broke his reverie, “Sam? What do you think, baby?
"I think this is an amazing opportunity and you’d be a moron not to take it, Dev. But I know how close I came to destroying this before, so…"
A tense silence filled the room. Devin stared at him, unsure. Luke, on the other hand, had an idea of what was going to be said and was already glowering.
"Guys…I’m not going."
Later that night, they called Sam to come talk to them. When he came out of his room, he looked nervous, and stared at Devin like he thought he was about to be somehow betrayed by him. “What’s going on?” he asked, trying not to let the nerves show.
"We wanted to talk to you about something, baby," Devin told him, his brow furrowing when he could sense Sam’s fear. "Don’t worry it’s nothing bad, at least, we don’t think so."
Still harboring some trepidation, Sam joined Devin on the sofa. Luke leaned against the sofa arm, watching him, his expression unreadable.
"So, this morning I got a call from my old chief attending in Boston. He’s being promoted to Director of the Trauma Center…and he wants me to be his assistant."
Sam’s eyes flicked slowly from Devin, to Luke, and back again. “You…you guys are moving?”
Devin reached over and put a hand on his knee. “We want you to come with us, baby.”
He raised a dubious brow. “Why am I not entirely sure that that’s a mutual notion, Dev?” he mumbled, eyes on Luke the whole time.
"It is mutual," Luke began calmly. "You’re still part of this family, and just because you and I still have things to work through with one another doesn’t mean I don’t love you. I still want you around as much as Dev does."
Sam wasn’t entirely convinced, but he chose to take Luke at his word. “What about my job?”
"You’re more than qualified to work for the Boston FD, Sam," Devin informed him. "My brother Danny could also put in a good word." Danny Hurley was also a firefighter.
Sam looked at both of them looking back at him, wanting, expecting him to respond. He knew this was his chance to be able to put Sunset Valley and all the bad memories far behind him and start up with a clean slate.
But he didn’t know if that was really a realistic way to think.
In many ways, Luke admired his husband’s ability to forgive and love. It was one of the ways that Devin made him want to be a better person. Hell, he probably wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for people like Miley and Devin loving him and taking a chance on him.
But he couldn’t shake the feeling of being somehow taken advantage of by Sam. He knew that Sam had never gone in with the intent to do such a thing, but he’d let this relationship go on for a long time, all the while lying to him and Devin about what he was doing.
And in the end, that was what was the hardest thing to get past. Not so much that the act took place, but that it happened while he was living under Luke and Devin’s roof, having regular sex with Amy while he was still having a sexual relationship with the two of them.
It wasn’t that he didn’t love Sam. He did. Quite a lot, in fact. He loved to watch him with Devin and he loved how wonderful he was with his and Devin’s daughters. Sam was smart and funny and an all around good man. And he loved him for it, but he just wasn’t ready to completely forgive him. He hoped that time would thaw him out.
"Sam is perfectly welcome, Dev. Just because I’m keeping a distance from him right now doesn’t mean I don’t love the guy. I do."
"Maybe you should tell HIM that. He’s walking on eggshells around you in case you haven’t noticed."
Luke nodded wearily. “I know he is. And I will talk to him to make sure he knows I don’t hate him. I know I’m stubborn, but I don’t want him being scared of me either.”
Devin leaned his head against Luke’s shoulder. “I hope he comes with us. Are you looking forward to being on the East Coast again?”
"You know it. And I think it will be a great place to raise the girls as well. I want them around your family."
"Do you know how much I love you?" Devin inquired, linking his fingers through Luke’s.
"Kiss me to prove it," Luke told him with a sexy smile.
Deyyy sooo purttyy Also I think someone needs to teach them how to hold has properly XD ;)
Heh, it’s the pose. It’s one of Noelely’s and is technically designed for a taller/shorter couple. I loved how it looked regardless, and decided “well, Dev could be reaching for his wrist.”
feck they both look so hot….
Luke in the second pic…I may have done this:
"So what do you think, baby?"
The past day had brought the potential for monumental change, starting with a phone call.
Devin’s old attending in Boston had called him with an offer that he’d never expected to attain at his age. The attending was being promoted to Chief of the Trauma Center and he wanted Devin to be his assistant. The money was nearly twice what he was making in Sunset Valley, but even more than that, it would offer Devin a chance to still be hands-on with patients while still giving him a chance to continue to improve the Trauma Center.
It would also be the chance to go home, to allow Aine and Niamh to have the experience of an extended family, exposing them to multiple male and female role models.
They stopped at the bridge and looked at the water, starting to freeze over in the early winter chill. “Dev, I’m fine with whatever you decide to do. Cole’s on his own and can visit anytime he likes. And as for my work, I can write pretty much anywhere, and it’s not a bad idea to be closer to New York.”
"What about the house here?"
"It’ll sell fast. Everything is updated and there’s plenty of bedrooms. It would be a good place for any family to raise their kids. I’m not worried."
"What about Sam?
"What about him?"
"Do you…do you think he’ll want to come with?"
Luke took his eyes away from his husband, focusing on the hardening water under the bridge.
Mean Girls changed her.
Regina George ruins people.
Sims Winter OTP Prompt List: Day 7 - Winter Carnival
Levi challenged Sky to a snowball fight…
"Time to make you my bitch!"
Sky neglected to mention that he and his best friend Jacks spent most of their childhood winters terrorizing the neighborhood with their vast snowball making and throwing prowess.
"Be gentle, Levi. I am but a delicate flower."
And the games began. Can you see Levi in that pic? Hardly? Well, that’s because Sky handed him his ass wrapped in a shiny red ribbon.
"I’m sorry Levi. I did it because I love you."
"Now I’m all wet and my dignity has gone the way of Lindsay Lohan’s career."
Not wanting his love to feel undignified, Skylar decided to give him a victory carry towards the hot chocolate stand.
"And I want extra marshmallows!"
"As you wish, Princess."
I definitely think it’s changed even since when I joined in July 2013. I dunno I just feel like there are certain ‘main’ simblrs that everyone knows about and no one really bothers with anyone else… I like the little group of people I’m involved with tho - we all stick together…
Agreeing with Rob. Stop making this about “fame” and “in crowd.” I did that for years in my everyday life and all it did was make me feel inadequate. Just do your thing, have fun, talk to people you find interesting. No one on here is any better or any worse than you are, no matter what anyone says.
And I mean this in the most loving way when I tell you if you want things to change, work to be part of that change.
Sims Winter OTP Prompt List: Day 6 - Bookstore
"I don’t know what it is about used bookstores that makes me feel so randy, baby."
"Probably that fifty-year-old copy of the Kama Sutra you refused to put down."
"It was making me feel…inspired."
"Among other things."
Hey sweet love muffins-
Been busy in Edit Town the past few days adjusting a new world to my liking. One of my stories is making a big move soon!
Tomorrow I will have updated OTP pics, some Devin and Sam, and if I’m feeling froggy, some Waking Life, although I’ve been kind of stuck in that one. I’ll play it a while and see if I get inspired.
Much love and hugs and gentle noogies on the forehead (look it up if you don’t know what it is.)
I can’t sleep so I’m sitting here singing Lea Michele covering Celine Dion. Poorly.
Ohhhhh shiiit is right!
I know! Levi hasn’t decided if he’s going to let him live it down yet or not.