Gardener's Dream - Chapter 30
Published Oct 3, 2010

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Do they have frogs in Egypt too?

Do they have frogs in Egypt too? Cherry had hardly returned home when she was whisked away again, this time to Egypt. Her boss had told her she still needed some vacation but this time she could perhaps do them a favor. Since the experiment with Chinese medicine had never become possible, the owners of the hospital were now interested in ancient Egyptian medicine and they wanted scarabs. Cherry had no idea what some insects would give to their hospital but she was happy to accept the offer. - Hello lovely...
- Erm, excuse-me mister but...
- No, please do not be offended Miss, you just happen to be one of the most lovely ladies I have ever seen...
- Ummm... Thanks, I guess...
- Please, here is my phone-number, take it... You can call me anytime...
Cherry was a bit confused about the encounter with the strange, slightly creepy Egyptian. Sure, she had seen pushy sims before but this was something completely new. Nothing quite like her beloved César had been.

But maybe it was a good thing. And the Egyptian hadn't been bad-looking at all...
Next morning Cherry stepped out of her tent to grab some breakfast. There was no-one else in the base-camp, Cherry had slept so well, first time after César's death. So she just walked to the camp's kitchen in her underwear, it was way too hot for clothes anyways.

A thought of calling the strange Egyptian crossed Cherry's mind, but then she remembered the job her boss had given her. Today she would try to find some scarabs.
Cherry returned to the base-camp late on the evening, only to find herself being hugged tightly and very lovingly. She looked into a pair of golden brown eyes and realized the mysterious hugger was the same creepy Egyptian from the market. He was looking at Cherry like he was going to kiss her. No way Cherry was going to let that happen...

- Hey! What are you doing?!
- I had to find you, I forgot to tell you my name.
- Umm... Okay, let's go to the tent to talk...
- Really?
- Yes, I can see I won't be able to get rid of you and I'm tired after having walked the whole day...
- Do you want a massage?
- No thanks, could you just let me go now?
His name was Cartier Diab, named after the famous jewelry his mother had loved. He was a local policeman, whose work-days were usually spent by reading local newspapers. Nothing serious happened in Al Simhara, it was such a peaceful village.

Cherry felt so much calmer and safer after having heard Cartier was a policeman. Sure, he was still a bit creepy and stalker-ish but there was something quite charming about the sim...

Cherry and Cartier talked to the late night until they fell asleep next to each other, in the middle of a sentence.
The next day Cartier took Cherry on a sightseeing tour, he being the guide. Cherry learnt that Cartier was very sweet and caring in a very weird, obsessed way but he made her laugh and smile genuinely.

She had such a great time with him, she had never thought she would laugh so freely after having lost her dear fiancé.
By sunset Cherry found herself thinking. Cartier seemed to love her very much, for all that he was weird and a bit too pushy. He seemed healthy and was only couple years older than Cherry.

Cartier hugged Cherry. She was so pretty and so sad. He wanted to make her happy again, for some reason. Sure, he didn't know her yet but she was The One. Cartier wanted Cherry, he loved her so much already.
Cherry smiled. An idea was forming up in her mind but she was unsure if she could just do it. But as she looked into Cartier's glowing eyes, she decided that Cartier was good enough.

- Cartier...
- Yes, my beautiful?
- I have a question...
- Sure, go ahead, lovely...
- Will you marry me?
- Oh Cherry!
- Please, I know this is rushed but..
- Yes, I will marry you, my dear!
- Really?!
- YES!
Cherry laughed and cried at the same time. Cartier gently lifted her up and did a small twirl. He was engaged to the most beautiful sim in the whole world! If his parents could only see him now...

Cherry sobbed hard. There was no going back now, this was it. She could make Cartier happy and she was sure she could let Cartier make her happy.
Cartier put Cherry down softly and wiped away her tears. Yes, she had been through a lot, Cartier was sure, even though he didn't know everything. Yet there was no need to know. She would be his now, no-one else's and he would make sure that nothing bad would happen to her anymore.

So Cartier just kissed Cherry like he had never kissed any other woman. Cherry clung to him, not wanting to let go. She was safe on those Egyptian arms and she was sure even the Grim Reaper would stay away as long as Cherry was kissing Cartier.
Cherry and Cartier spent the rest of the night and most of the next day in Cherry's tent, kissing and well...

The Grim Reaper surely stayed away from the base-camp that day, as did all the other travelers.
On the evening Cartier left sleeping Cherry in the tent and called one of his late mother's cousins, who kept a clothing store.

- Cartier! My dear boy! How are you?
- Perfect, Aunt, I am engaged...
- Engaged?! Holy Sphinx, how did that happen?!
- ... and I am moving away from Al Simhara...
- What?! Why?!
- ... to get married with the most beautiful sim in this world...
- Why can't you marry a local girl? I know couple pretty ones...
- ... who lives on an island called Galaad...
- ... from very respectable families...
- What?
- Hmm... What did you say, dear boy?
- Nothing, I need new clothes... Simlandian clothes...
- Oh...
For the rest of the vacation Cartier and Cherry were inseparable. Cartier followed Cherry on her mission to find some more scarabs.

Cherry loved Cartier's new style. Sure, it was a bit flashy and gaudy but oh so pink. Cartier was always so thoughtful and sweet.

Cherry was sure she had made the right choice. Besides, rushed engagements and marriages were a Garden-tradition, although Uncle Broad Bean had been engaged for years and years before finally getting married. Cherry supposed he had been too busy with breaking into houses to arrange a wedding.
Cartier helped Cherry move her stuff to a bit more private camp, along with his own new clothes and little property he had. He had been living with his maiden aunts for years and now it was time to break away from that sheltered house that had belonged to his grandparents.

While Cherry was taking a bath(or a shower-in-a-can) Cartier was fishing. He wanted to prepare some fish for Cherry, or even crocodile if he happened to catch one. When Cartier had been a little boy, he had always wanted to become a fisher. But after the death of his policeman-father he had been forced to pick the same career as his father and his grandfather. Maybe they would need some fishers in Galaad?
Rest of the vacation was very relaxing time for both Cherry and Cartier. Afternoon naps in the cool shadows were especially nice. Cherry found herself dreaming about children while Cartier was dreaming about the wedding. He wanted to make it official, as soon as possible before his maiden aunts would come up with some local girl and force him to get married with that girl.

He wanted to get away as soon as possible.
Cherry and Cartier spent a lot of time reading by the fire. Cherry was studying for her career again, she had been away from work way too long already. She wanted to call her boss very badly but he had told her to not call the hospital or she would be sent on an another vacation right away.

Cartier on the other hand was reading about Galaad. The place seemed so interesting with its rich history and small community.
- Cartier, I want to ask you something...
- Yes, love?
- Are you really sure you want to marry me? I don't want you to rush into anything you would regret later on.
- But Cherry, I am very sure. I fell for you the moment I saw you here at the market five days ago... I want to marry you, dear...
- I love you Cartier...
- I love you too Cherry

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#6Molle89Oct 4, 2010

Hahaha!! \:D

#7OCIKITTENOct 4, 2010

\:wub\: congrats on the front page!! 

#8fabrizioammolloOct 4, 2010

Nice chapter! She needed some joy in her life... Congrats on being featured!

#9drewsolteszOct 5, 2010

Great update Senja, very enjoyable!

#10Anakin StupaineOct 5, 2010

Awwwwwwww \:wub\: it's so cute how Cherry has found a love again \:D Poor thing finally has some brightness in her life! Thanks for yet another great installment, Senja! \:wub\: Keep it up! -Daniel

#11Jennifer_ROct 6, 2010

Wonderful update Senja..and funny too! Hahahaha! \;\) It was obviously love at first sight for Cartier. I hope he will stick around and not get swept away by the Grim Reaper.... or anything else. \:confused\: I don't think Cherry could handle another heart break.  Love his pink jumper, guys can wear pink as long as their not all matching in pink. Hahaha! Oh a wedding, I can't wait for that! Love love LOVE sims weddings. lol Great job Senja, keep it up! \:wub\:

#12MangioOct 7, 2010

Aww \:rah\: What a sweet guy Cherry laid eyes on, i'm glad she's happy now. \;\) I love the line, "The Grim Reaper surely stayed away from the base-camp that day, as did all the other travelers". It's so funny i can't help but laugh \:D Can't wait for the wedding

#13IllandryaOct 10, 2010

Sorry for taking so long to get here \:\) I can understand that Cherry doesn't want to waste time, but I hope she is not rushing things! Still, it should make for an interesting road ahead.

#14ErinethOct 15, 2010

This was so funny \:D

#15Dec 6, 2010

men in pink he is in touch with his femine side oh yes!

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