Chapter 6: Uncertainty


My eyes peel open, letting the oppressive light from the window in.
I don’t remember spending the night at Enya’s house. I sit up, my head feels like it’s full of lead.


Sitting on the edge of the bed I try to remember last night. I remember sitting at the table, I remember watching people dancing…
I look at my phone to check the time, using my other hand to try and rub away the headache. Instead of my home screen, my dialer is open…and Hugh’s number is typed in.


Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit
I quickly check the call history…yep, I called him. Oh shit.

What do I do? Call him back? Wait for him to call? I have to know what I said.


Enya! She will know. I fly off the bed and throw open the door, nearly knocking her over as I rush out of the room.

“Woah! What the hell? I was just coming to see if you were awake! Why are you..”

“Enya” I interrupt, panicked. “I called Hugh last night a-a-and I don’t remember. What did I say, did you hear? Did I talk to him? Did I leave a voicemail?”


Her shock turned to amusement as a big smile spread across her face. “Oooooh my God you drunk dialed Hugh!” She laughed.

“It’s not funny! What could I possibly have had to say to him?”


“I can think of a couple things.” She put her hand up to her ear and spoke in a mocking seductive voice. ‘Hi Hugh, it’s Nessie. I just wanted to tell you how sexy you are..'”

“You are NOT helping.” I squeezed my head with my hands. “What am I gonna do??”

“Just wait for him to call you. That’s what I would do. Whether you talked with him or left a voicemail I’m sure he will follow up with you.”, she answered nonchalantly.

As if on cue the phone rang. We both stood frozen for a second. I reluctantly check the caller ID. It’s him. I look at Enya in shock as I turn the phone so she could see who it is.


She didn’t even miss a beat and stuck her finger out, pressing the button to answer.


I cry out “What the HELL!” Then quickly turn the phone to my ear while shooting her a death stare. “Hello?” I answer, my voice strained.

“Hey” I can tell he is smiling.


I had to get straight to the point, it’s eating me up. “Uh, about the call…last night. Wh-what did I say? I don’t really remember..”

“You don’t remember?”He asked, clearly amused.

“No..”, I felt dread creeping into my mind. God, what did I say?!

“Well, that is a shame. We had a really nice chat.” he replied cordially.


“Oh no…”

“Oh yes, we talked about all kinds of things. Tell me again what it was like making out with Kearney?”


“WHAT?!” I screamed with such a high pitch I hurt my own ears. Enya winced and gave me an inquiring look. I’m gonna be sick.

Hugh was laughing hysterically.

“Nessie, I’m just kidding” He said, still cracking up.


Relief washed through me, “Oh my God…” I should have known it was a trick. He would never bring up something like that so lightly. Enya would have certainly said something too. I felt my cheeks burning with embarrassment that I was so gullible.

Hugh continued, “You left me some barely intelligible voicemail about how you wanted to dance or something. You mentioned Kearney was there, and I know how much you looove him.”


“You- You are such a jerk Hugh!” How could he do that to me? “You almost gave me a heart attack!”

“Oh c’mon you set yourself up. If you are going to be drunk dialing people, you gotta be prepared for the repercussions.”He countered, playfully defensive.


“I don’t need this- you are just- ugh-I am hanging up now. Good day!!”

I heard him still laughing as I ended the call.

Enya was eyeing me suggestively.”So….?”

I sighed heavily, shaking my head in exasperation. After a moment I remarked “I’m starving.”
Enya burst out laughing.


“You’ve got to start coming out with me more often.” She giggled as she threw her arm around me and we headed for the kitchen. “Just don’t make me carry you home every time.”

“You had just better savor this moment, because it is never happening again.”
Since that day I’ve managed to avoid getting drunk off my ass. I was annoyed at Hugh for teasing me like that, but I guess I deserved it. It is kinda funny, now that I think about it. Besides I was just relieved I hadn’t said anything…important.


The summer has kept me fairly busy. I’ve slowed down on toy production since I have given the orphanages a decent supply. I’ve also gotten to talk to my parents a couple of times but contact has been limited now that they are in a more rural area.



I was really moved when I received a package in the mail full of drawings and thank you notes from the kids. They even included some pictures!


This one is my favorite.


Enya and Dermot’s wedding is coming up in about two weeks. I have been helping her with planning, and that has been a lot of fun. They are heading straight to school in Moonlight Falls the week following the wedding. Enya says they will go on a honeymoon later, with school and the wedding money is understandably a little tight.

Ugh, I still need to write my maid of honor speech.


Once they leave I will have a week to myself and then my parents arrive home! It works out perfectly because that will give me some time to get started on the online classes I signed up for. I’m not sure what direction I’ll go with a degree- maybe some sort of engineering- but these are just a couple prerequisite classes. Once I decide on a degree path I will probably have to transfer to a University. Moonlight Falls would be awesome to visit, but Riverview- where Hugh attends- does have a better engineering program.


I asked Hugh about it when he called a couple weeks ago, he thinks I would like it there. The town is pretty low key.

To be honest, ever since that phone call I’ve been able to think of little else. He is planning to be back for the wedding, arriving in town the Sunday before. The thought of seeing him caused my stomach to flutter.


Over this summer I had been becoming increasingly aware of my feelings for him. I always thought he was attractive, but up until that night before the trip I didn’t seriously consider my attraction turning into something real.
I remember the way he looked at me that night. Was there a spark of something there? Obviously he cares for me, but like a sister? Or something more? All questions and no answers, and all questions I am too afraid to ask. I would be mortified to confess to him, only to find out he’s not interested.


I will just have to wait and see.

31 thoughts on “Chapter 6: Uncertainty

  1. Hahahah Hugh is being a badass!! πŸ˜† Aww the pictures and drawings from the kids – so special! :’) I can’t wait to see Hugh’s face again too!

  2. hehe glad you enjoyed their little moment there. He likes to rib her cuz she tends to be so serious all the time. It helps her lighten up πŸ™‚
    I really did have the kids paint those, and they did perfect ❀

  3. I really like your story πŸ™‚ Just thought I’d put that out there.

    And Nessie is very unique looking, and super pretty too. And Hugh is indeed rather attractive I can see why she likes him, and he seems like a really nice guy, perfect for her. Get in there, girl πŸ˜‰

    And the pictures from the kids are super cute, I kinda have a feeling that she might maybe adopt that little girl. I don’t know, she might not, just something I think could be cool :p

    • thanks! πŸ˜€
      I was making over all the sims in Dragon Valley and i just fell in love with Nessie, i don’t even know how she happened…just a stroke of luck i guess lol
      hmmm interesting observation πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  4. Hahaha the morning after “oh shit.”
    Oh Hugh is so cruel. LOL.
    GAH she’s so cute, I love the kid’s paintings so much. I really hope she makes a move on our good man Hugh (before he knocks up any other townies πŸ˜› ).
    Great chapter. πŸ˜€

    • haha yes indeed, lots of first for our dear Nessie.
      Yeah Hugh loves giving her a hard time, she can get a little too serious sometimes. πŸ™‚
      LOL shhhhhhhh. I uh…removed the baby from the town…i didnt like him being in Hugh’s relationship panel…taunting me with Hugh’s rebellion. He looked like his mother anyway so no harm done.
      and thanks! πŸ˜€

  5. Oh dear goodness. I love it! I adore how playful Hugh is with Nessie. Poor Nessie though. She is always doubting herself! Of course Hugh loves her! Who wouldn’t? πŸ˜€

    • lol yeah it is obvious to us, but within her mind it isn’t πŸ™‚ It’s so difficult to navigate the fine line between friends and more than friends.
      thanks! πŸ˜€

  6. Hahahaha, Hugh cracks me up so much. He’s so playful, and his teasing of Nessie was perfect!! I’m glad she learned that getting blackout drunk isn’t as fun as it sounds, though, and I’m also glad she’s realized her feelings for Hugh. She’s gotta kiss him at the wedding and then go to Riverview! TWAS MEANT TO BE.

    Awesome chapter. (:

    • lol i dont think she was planning on getting blackout drunk in the first place! It just sorta happened πŸ˜›
      yes! slowly but surely she is realizing her feelings!
      The wedding will definitely be a stepping stone for them, thas all imma say bout that. πŸ˜‰

  7. Not sure how I missed this update. Oh well that was funny. I’m glad Hugh was a good sport about the drunk dialing and that she made it home safely. The pictures of the children were so cute. It seems like life is starting to take shape for Nessie. Now if she can get over that hump of finding out how things stand with Hugh.

  8. Poor girl, waking up in the morning and realizing you pulled a DD is a horrible feeling…I have to wonder if when Hugh said “you mentioned Kearney was there and I know how much you Looove him” was that a reality check? Did Hugh wonder if perhaps Nessie’s feelings had somehow changed? Maybe, Maybe not…just a thought I had. When it comes to young love, I always appreciate the “dance” ritual. Does he like me does he love me when will he tell me….oh what torture!

  9. Hugh is being AWESOME lol
    making the situation a fun tease in a way πŸ˜‰
    i love the drawings from the kids by the way.
    its super cute and sweet…
    and Nessie wants to wait and see…
    i feel like she needs to tell him NOW! ahah

  10. Poor girl but , that is what happens when you drink way to much. πŸ˜† I thought it was quite funny how Hugh was pulling her chain. That was really sweet of the children to send her all those cute pic’s. Now I have to read some more to see if Hugh and her get together. πŸ˜€

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