It was a big day for the teens of Rosebud: moving in day at the university. Only two Rosebud teens would be joining the world of college this year: Imelda Vinci and Guillermo Chan. Imelda stood looking at the dorm with her dad, Enzo.
"I'LL MISS YOU SO MUCH," he gushed, squeezing her painfully tight and trying to suppress the tears in his eyes because he didn't want to embarrass her. "I'll be fine, dad," Imelda assured him. "Remember? I've been here before."
On another part of campus, the same scenario was taking place with Guillermo and Catalina.
"Be good, don't forget to study, and stay out of trouble!" Catalina warned him, sniffling faintly as she crushed him in her grip. "Mom...chill. I'm an adult now," he assured her, which only served to make her worry more. "You're a YOUNG adult," she corrected. "Make us proud."
The first thing on the agenda for both Guillermo and Imelda, even in their separate dorms, was to give themselves a college makeover. The same clothes they wore in high school would never do here. Guillermo decided to grow out his facial hair a bit to cover his awkward chin.
Imelda went for a more conservative style of dress befitting her knew scholarly endeavor but indulged in the makeup that her father would have frowned upon back in Rosebud.
After a brief stint in the dorms while they got their greek applications in, they were accepted as legacies and moved their things across town to the empty Urele Cham house and chose their majors. For Imelda, it was literature. She wasn't sure it would really help her with her career goal, but she loved to read and write, so it sounded good to her.
Guillermo chose history merely because it interested him. He didn't really care so much about the academic aspect of college, he was more looking forward to the experience. Girls, food, parties, football, parties, girls... and maybe some studying in there every once in a while.
Imelda, the more level-headed of the pair, was planning on having fun, sure, but she wanted to learn everything she could in her four years. And she wasn't planning on cheating on Marquez just because she was away at college and he still had a year to go before he could join her.
She and Guillermo settled into the greek house as what, at first, appeared to be a sort of odd couple. They knew each other through Marquez and from school, sure, but they'd never really been close per se. He was kind of a dumb jock, Imelda thought, and she was kind of a stick-in-the-mud smarty pants, he thought, but to both of their surprises, they got along quite well.
Imelda always reminded Guillermo to keep up on his studies so he could enjoy the college experience as long as possible, and it was to her surprise that he gave in so willingly to doing things like having group study sessions.
She didn't know that he was having hormonal fantasies about her; harmless and predictable for a college boy, but Guillermo hated himself for thinking it. Imelda may have been a brainiac, but she was a HOT brainiac. She was also the girlfriend of the closest thing he'd ever had to a brother, and that was something he could not let himself forget. Guillermo took a lot of cold showers.
In the long-standing tradition of the Urele Cham house, each new batch of members had to contribute something to the house. Guillermo decided he would contribute a basketball court, for all the future sports lovers that would come here. He and Imelda spent many an hour playing horse.
Imelda decided that the front of the house was too awful and boring and decided to plant a garden. When she realized how much upkeep it would require, though, and how quickly the yard got weedy, she also decided to throw in the hire of a gardener to keep the place looking nice.
Almost before they could realize it, the days wiled away with sports and hobbies and the nights filled with studying quickly passed their first year. Thanks to Imelda's tutelage and encouragement, Guillermo even managed to get on the Dean's List both semesters of his freshman year.
To celebrate his achievement, Guillermo decided that he'd call up an old flame: Aurélie Beaumont. Things had never really gone beyond that first kiss, but she was so pretty, and besides, Imelda was having Marquez over. He couldn't be some lame dude sitting in his room while Imelda had over her boyfriend. What Guillermo didn't expect was how attached he got to Aurélie so quickly. Perhaps he would cut down on the flirting the next year until Aurélie was around to join him. After all, he wanted a family some day, and he knew she did as well, and...who knew?
Imelda talked Guillermo into throwing in a bit more of his scholarship money to make one more major donation to the Urele Cham house: buying a drum set to go with the piano and guitar that already occupied the third floor. Next year's class could buy a bass so they had a full set, but for now, Imelda just wanted to polish her sweet drumstick spinning skills.
First semester sophomore year flew by in a flurry of term papers, greasy pizza, and late-night cram sessions.
They'd gotten their study habits down to such a fine science that they had plenty of time to pursue some hobby interests too. With all the cool things around the house, it was never hard to find something entertaining to do.
Soon, their sophomore year was over, and once again, they both passed with flying colors. Guillermo never would have admitted it, but he was a little sad to see this time pass. The next semester, the greek house would be full-up with new incoming freshmen, and he could no longer secretly indulge in his time alone with Imelda. He hoped the new blood in the house would give him a good distraction, because there was no doubt Imelda would be distracted with Marquez.
[[Author's Notes: Wow, so this was a little bit weird. Guillermo and Imelda have two bolts without any interference from me, and even though Guillermo is kind of a bastard, I can't imagine him ever putting the moves on his best cousin's girl...unless he was really drunk. And as for Imelda, she's smart and sweet, but I imagine her to have a touch of a petty side where she would never date a dumb jock like Guillermo when she has the hottest boy in Rosebud waiting to join her at uni. Not to mention Marquez is a lot nicer than Guillermo. I think I'm going to experiment on the next uni round with some hands-off playing. Just to see what drama happens, if any. I tend to micromanage my sims, but it makes for a drama-free environment, so I want to find out if Guillermo will overstep his bounds without me there to run interference. Should be a good time! Especially because Aurélie will be joining them too.
Guillermo really hates fixing things. // See, I told you he was a dick. I never even saw this option before with any of my sims. // Remember that flaming bag of poo on the steps of the Landgrabb House from like... the SECOND ROUND? Still flaming... // Guillermo: Please tell me that is not the streaker in the pool behind me. // Guillermo might have some anger issues with that shower. // Imelda: You know, you'd make a better door than a window, jerk. ]]