To people who may be catching up: To avoid any confusion: this post was made a prologue and 2 chapters into Sam’s story as a birthday special, however due to the nature of this post, I decided to put it on the very beginning of his chapter list.
Note: If you are reading this, then it means I have successfully taken all the photos before my birthday that’s today (yikes, that was hard and night-consuming, lol; excuse the random Sunset Valley teens that were used for photos, I really didn’t have the time to create my own Sims for such minor roles). And as promised, here is the birthday special, about Sam’s life in the boarding school. Please note that I will put it before the prologue in the table of contents for generation 4, which means you should treat it as though you knew nothing about Sam’s later life. Although I’m pretty sure, you will now understand some of the motives of his actions better. The narrative here is led in the third person. I hope you will enjoy it.
Without further ado, here we go…
Phase 1: Getting to the top of the ladder
When Sam first arrived to the boarding school, he was angry with the whole world. No one understood him. He had friends back at Twinbrook and yet Twinbrook was now so far away. He had just had his 15 birthday and he for sure was a moody teenager with a head full of crazy ideas and one that was not easy to interact with. And yet he finally began to understand things. He had a fresh start and he couldn’t miss this chance to change. Change is, after all, a good thing at times- even if it comes to a change only on the surface. Sam had already known that his personality didn’t work out the best when it came to relationships with other people. But he definitely didn’t feel the need to change himself. He needed to change the views of others; what they thought about him.
This was the inauguration of the school year and the whole courtyard was filled with people in matching uniforms- blue was the color of Dribbledine and even though no one understood why a sporting school would need its students to wear uniforms, they were a tradition in all boarding schools of the region.
As the celebration came to an end, Samien had already had his eye on the girl with bottle blonde hair that would have been hard not to spot. He could sense that she wasn’t the shyest of the people here; he could feel that she was exactly what he was looking for. And so he made sure his hair was fine with its 5 layers of gel and approached the blonde, who didn’t seem really thrilled about his presence.
“Hi there, my name is Sam,” he smiled pleasantly and held out his hand to her. He was getting angry with the look she was giving him and he was close to swearing, but he kept his cool. He needed to make the best of first impressions on her. The girl rolled her eyes.
“Mandy,” she replied, clearly bored. “I can tell you’re new here. Everybody knows me. I’m the best runner you will ever meet. And the most popular,” she added. Sam’s suspicions were true- she was the leader. But he was better than anyone else. They had to understand it. She had to understand it.
“You have such nice legs, I could instantly tell you’re very athletic, plus you really stand out from the crowd. No wonder everyone loves you here. How many hearts have you already broken and how many boys’ dreams have you let burst like bubbles?” He asked, carefully weighing each word that he let leave his mouth. He knew that one bad decision would get his dream to “burst like a bubble”. But he showed no signs of the battle that was going on inside of him. The word starting with the letter “b” was playing on his mouth and he was ready to call this girl just that, yet he did realize how unwise that would have been.
“Trying to compliment me, eh? I’m not that easy. Quite the impertinent type to hit on the most popular girl on his first day, don’t think you so? Have never experienced it before, which makes me like you a tiny bit more. Oh well, I will just wait until you trip over your sweet words and compliments.” Although what she said was clearly not approving, Sam saw clearly behind the coating- he got her and he knew at this exact moment. And this was his very start to climbing to the top of the ladder.
Samien’s relationship with Amanda Kendrick was full of twists, to say the least. He quickly learned to believe in what she said, because Mandy knew all of her carefully planned statements to be true. She was two years older than him and she always joked about him being so young and inexperienced, but Samien didn’t let it get to him. He often clenched his teeth and wanted to tell her how amazing he believed he was, but that would have been unwise of him. He needed Mandy to let his dreams come true. It cost him a year of careful planning for her to finally notice him. Another three months went by and during the last year of Amanda’s education at Dribbledine, Sam made sure to dump her in the most spectacular way, for everyone to remember and talk about for ages.
In the middle of the school corridor with many witnesses, the boy accused her of all the bad things she did to the people during her stay at the boarding school. There was nothing left of Amanda, because everything Samien said was true and hit the nail on the head. He had already had all her friends on his side, because when he wasn’t with her, he spent most of his time talking to them. Everyone hated Amanda, but they also started to notice Sam as their new leader, someone to look up to. His time with Mandy finally started paying off and his plan seemed to be really coming to life.
Phase 2: The missing part
Sam’s love life was something many boys envied him. Being that popular, he basically had the chance to have every girl he wanted. And he used this for his own benefits. He dated everyone that caught his eye and those relationships didn’t usually last more than a month. People liked him nonetheless, because he always made sure to convince everyone that the fault was on them. And they believed him, because why wouldn’t they? He was such a nice guy and clearly not lucky at love. It caused every girl to want to try themselves and see whether they could be the lucky ones. It always ended badly, because each time the joke was on them. And the person laughing was always Sam. Only his exes knew how much pleasure he gained through this little game of his.
He had everything and yet something was always missing. Samien often caught himself on checking out the butts that belonged to…his male friends. His heart skipped a beat when an athletic figure passed him and he couldn’t stop wondering what it would be like with a man. He had had anal sex before, but he for sure didn’t try it with a man. He would never admit to these feelings, but they left him feeling sore and misunderstood. He was shaping up to be bisexual and it was creeping him out whenever he realized his penis rose for the wrong gender again. He didn’t want to be one of them ever in his life. He hoped that he could distance himself from these feelings for as long as he could- hopefully, even a lifetime time. Oh well, maybe they were just hormones.
Then Aaron happened.
Aaron was one of the popular guys and Sam’s close friend. They often spent time together and Aaron helped him get the cigarettes and alcohol. Yes, alcohol. It was the night when Samien had a little too much. He was with Aaron and they were outside of the building, getting drunk , adrenaline running in their veins as they thought about the chance of getting caught.
“Hey,” Aaron said not very clearly. He was really drunk at that moment and he barely made sense with his speaking. “My girl broke up with me two weeks ago and hadn’t had sex ever since. Quite worrying, dontcha think?” Sam looked at him and the alcohol suddenly made him notice how handsome his best friend was. At the moment he didn’t even pay attention to the senselessness of his statement. He was living the moment, because it was his chance that he might not be given the second time.
“Hey, I got the crazy idea…” he began, but Aaron had already thrown the empty bottle on the side and his lips were on Sam’s. His breath smelled like alcohol and Samien felt the tiny hairs of his inexactly shaved beard touching his cheek. He completely gave in to him and they did it in the bushes. Who knows if this act that both of them will certainly remember for long would have ever occurred if it wasn’t for the alcohol…
After they were done, Aaron sighed.
“Wish we were both sober. Would have made the experience much better. Oh, Sam, I hope you won’t hate me now. All the girls I had had before were my covers. I am very hopelessly in love with you, man.” Sam would have found his confession startling but he was too focused on his own feelings to pay attention. The missing part was finally filled and he had exactly what he wanted. At that moment he just felt immensely satisfied with how things played out.
Part 3: To stay clean
Sam and Aaron’s relationship lasted half a year and during this period he didn’t even bother to quit his little game he had on the girls, mainly those from the Le Fromage art school. Which meant that each time he had to maintain two relationships at once. Aaron knew about this and he wanted to go out of their hiding, but Sam didn’t feel the need to. He wanted to be considered fully heterosexual and as manly as it was possible.
Of course people noticed that the friends spent a lot of time with each other, but it wasn’t something surprising since Aaron and Samien used to be best friends. No one suspected anything and Sam could keep his gay side in the dark, for no one to see. All was fine until one of Sam’s broken exes did a bit of investigating and found them making out in the bathroom.
Despite the awful circumstances, Sam managed to keep himself clean. But of course it cost a prize. He accused both the girl and Aaron of betraying him and everyone believed him once again.
Poor Samien somehow managed to find such a friend. He and Aaron seemed to be so close and yet he was fake, too. People felt incredibly sad for how things played out for their friend.
During his last year of school Sam didn’t have any more relationships. He gave up everything for his fame and he didn’t really care. Aaron was just a friend, nothing more, wasn’t he? Someone would think that it meant something to him, but it didn’t. Samien felt as blank as he did each time he broke up with a girl. “There will be another one”- he promised himself. “Some time.”
The boarding school taught Sam an important lesson. No relationship could make him feel less lonely and misunderstood.