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All That Glitters
Published Sep 3, 2013


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barca

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I was so inspired to write this story since this is really happening to the youth of my country. Some of them are very ambitious, and willing to do anything that it takes to reach their ultimate goal, regardless of what sorrow they may cause for the ones who care for them. They become cold and calculated, lack of sympathy to people around them, and even throw away the happiness of their life to earn luxury. But, as I believe, if you choose that path of life, the old days of yours will all fill with blue, since money can only make people happy for a very short period, and when you're lonely, you will soon realize that money is not very good a friend
Betrayal is one of the main theme of this story also. Sure the wounds created when a loved one betrays you is hard to heal, but I think that it will be better in time
Thanks to all the creators of the CCs i used. i apologize for any grammar errors, since I'm not a native, you will get those errors a lot
Thank you for reading. Please leave me your thoughts on my story

I was so inspired to write this story since this is really happening to the youth of my country. Some of them are very ambitious, and willing to do anything that it takes to reach their ultimate goal, regardless of what sorrow they may cause for the ones who care for them. They become cold and calculated, lack of sympathy to people around them, and even throw away the happiness of their life to earn luxury. But, as I believe, if you choose that path of life, the old days of yours will all fill with blue, since money can only make people happy for a very short period, and when you're lonely, you will soon realize that money is not very good a friend
Betrayal is one of the main theme of this story also. Sure the wounds created when a loved one betrays you is hard to heal, but I think that it will be better in time
Thanks to all the creators of the CCs i used. i apologize for any grammar errors, since I'm not a native, you will get those errors a lot
Thank you for reading. Please leave me your thoughts on my story
Have you ever wonder how would it be like when youíre living someone elseís life? Well, I have never been experienced that feeling before, but, right now, I can let you live my life. My nameís Carmen Bailey, and Iím a student in Sims University, business major. Life can be hard for me, a 20-year-old girl with a degree to finish and a frustrating job to bear. Are you ready to be me?
So letís start with some brief introduction
Sims University is the most prestigious university in SimNation, of course itís not easy to get in. It was the dream of anyone in my parentís generation, learn in Sims University, then get a great job without actually doing anything hard. My parent really want me to live the life that they never had, so, in some mysterious way,I passed the SUA test, and now sitting here, in the school campus
Life on campus can be beautiful and quiet some timeÖ


But also can be crazy and loud at the same time. The jocks are busy with their parties The nerds do experiments on their jock buddies. Maybe thatís the reason why the number of students is dropping so fast
I really have no idea what the rebels are drawing And since our school is near to Bridgeport and Starlight Shore, there are many people come here every summer to pose some picture with some weird robes to prove the world that they had graduated to a university they had never set foot in
But, thatís absolutely not my world. You see, although I live in the campus, I donít live in those crazy dorms. I live in a rented house just across the street from the main hall, which rented price can make a 40-year-old ladyís face looks like sheís 50
But at least it looks cute, isn't it?
Of course, I donít live here alone. The best part is I get to live here with all my friends, who are gathering here for a typical Monday morning

No, not this kind of morning But this, a quiet morning with the enchanted smell of coffee in the air, and four most elite girls on campus in the same room, preparing for our classes. This morning, I wonít take any. Iíll skip it regardless of the risk of being expelled to introduce to you my friends
First of all, this is May Montana, studying PE. Actually , that is not her passion, if not to say she hates PE to the core, since it will make her muscle grows faster, thus keeps her from her goal of being the next Katherine Mossy. Much to her dismay, PE is the only thing sheís good at, and it even brings her scholarship in the SUA test. Thatís why her father insists on her earning that PE degree to take over him as the schoolís coach, and due to her hesitant nature, she has no choice but to obey him.
In the four of us, she is the most simple Ė minded. She doesn't think much, I think one of the reasons for that is because thinking will make her brain muscle grows, which is something she absolutely not cool with. A candid person, she doesn't scare to say anything on her mind loud, even if thatís a silly question that even a Blondie can answer, or just a stupid thought of her. To be honest, sometimes I admire her for that quality, to live the way she is, to express her thought and feelings whenever she wants, though it can make her look naive in peopleís eyes
This is my best friend on the house, Amy Baker, with her new dress for the formal. Studying Fine Arts, Amy is the only genius who have perfect score on the SUA test, and eventually she chooses Arts in the hope of becoming an Art Appraiser someday. Come from Twinbrook, a horribly poor town, it is a surprise that she can get in Sims University. Amy is perfect in the eye of any beholder, sheís talented, has only the best traits, and beautiful at the same time, yet so humble and straightforward, in contrast to her twin sister, May
Yup, believe me, they are twins. Due to some issue when theyíre younger, their parents splitted and tore them apart, causing the difference of lifestyle between them. May lives with coach Montana and his wife in a cozy house in Sunset Valley, while Amy and her mother live in Twinbrook in a rented studio. May studied in Fort Starch Military School with a bunch of officer Ė to Ė be, yet Amy learned in Stary Community School, which is the worst school you can ever find in this planet earth, producing nothing but criminals. They are different, but somehow does not conflict, but even loving each other more
Last but not least, Grace Powers, the boss in the house. Daughter of a famous entrepreneur, she was raised to be the heiress of her fatherís empire, and to obey her father. But, she somehow turn it back down, and make her own father obey her. I personally think that she is a SimBot for her lack of emotion and mercy. like a calculator, if itís about the money, she become especially savvy, and take every penny she can from you. Her snobbish and inappropriate way of talking really makes her become the pain in anybodyís butt, even with her own family and boyfriend

Her richness comes with many privilege. For example, her new phone. 12th one in this term only, and itís worth a termís tuition fee, and 3 months of my fatherís salary. Sometime, her reason for destroying a new phone is just because she used it to throw someone, for example
That guy is her boyfriend. If I have a good enough memory, I think that was the 5th phone she threw at him, and is just because he said she was mean to people. Poor guy. I wonder why they didn't break up Life with an idiot from Sunset Valley, an artist from Twinbrook and a calculated city Ė breed Simbot princess is pretty messed up sometimes, since thereíre many conflicts between their lifestyle, which cause me, the neutral, misery. But, itís nothing compare to this hell of a job
My study here in Sims University is a mess. As a result of skipping too many classes, I might not have enough credits to graduate, and the only way to fix this is to find an internship and have a good remark by the boss. A few months ago, I came to Bridgeport, tried any desperate way to be interviewed for a job, and within 2 weeks ago, I received a call from the place I thought I can never receive a call from: The Bridgeport Times
Sharing the same building as The Prosper Room, The Bridgeport Times is the most prestigious daily newspaper in Bridgeport, a giant in the publishing industry. Even for an excellent alumni, it is impossible to get the job at TBT in the first attempt. Yet I did it!
This makes me very proud and feeling cocky for a few days. Since Iím still a college student, I just have to work on weekends and afternoons as a coffee courier. Seems pretty easy to me!
At least thatís what I think
My first day to work is a beautiful Saturday. Since Amy and May have early classes that day, thereís only me and Grace at home. , which is something I really donít like, because she can be a real control freak sometimes, and I canít guarantee not to fight her
Itís 8 in the morning, and Grace had already dressed up in her new Valentino dress, reading The Bridgeport Times. I just got up, trying to figure out how to use the coffee machine when she said to me

- I heard May said you had a new job - Well yes, I am Ė I answered, cursing May for letting her know


- Ahhh! Ė I scream scarily, for the coffee is too hot - What happened honey? Are you OK?
- Arghh! I can never learn how to use that stupid coffee machine
- No coffee?
- Iím fine without it
- But isn't your new job is making coffee? You must learn how to use it eventually. Sooner or later, you have to learn it, so why not learn now? You see, Bridgeport is not Riverview anymore. The bosses there are all perfection freaks, and if you canít do what they require, YOU Ė ARE Ė FIRED
- Oh come on, relax. Iím not May. iím good. i wonít screw up this time
- Are you sure? Have you made any research on your new boss?
- Yes, of course. His assistant told me everything. Iíll be fine. Besides, my job is just making coffee, printing documents, something like that. Even May canít screw up this

- Whatever. Just donít mess up this time. And please wash your hair. You look like you didn't take a shower in ages Confident as I am, yet I messed up. That morning, I came to the office, and did my best to make the best coffee I can. And for the first time, I actually made coffee with a coffee machine. Yay me!
But my happiness didn't last for so long, as my new boss, Remy Constantini just took a sip, then coldly said to me
- Make something else



- YesÖsir? Ė I asked in amazement, didn't want to believe the fact that I screwed up - SOMETHING ELSE Ė said Remy, still as cold as ice Yet that moment I realized the truth that I was denying: I DID screw up in my first day at work I left Remyís office in blue


But for not so long, since I've found the one to take the blame: Naomi Archer, Remyís main assistant
I stood in front of her angrily
- Miss Archer, I had made Mr Constantini a cup of coffee, still hot and smells nice, yet he made me to make another one, why?
- I told you before, he hates anything that bitter Ė Naomi doesn't even bother to look at me, keep typing on her computer
- But cappuccino is the least bitter of all kinds of coffee, and I even put both sugar and crŤme on it! Besides, if you drink coffee, you have to face the fact that it is bitter
- He requires five spoons of sugar, double the crŤme and milk. Others than that, he wonít take it. Did you really read the document I gave you?
A few days before my first day to work, I received an email from Naomi, write ď Serving Remy Constantini for dummiesĒ. I did read it, well, maybe
- I did glance at it once or twice
- Then you should look at it a little bit closer. And if you look at it closer, you might have known that he appreciates punctuality. If youíre late for just one time, you WILL be fired, moreover, on your way home, you can even give me a train ticket to Joblessville also. So, donít screw up, donít be late, and obey, OK?
I was overwhelmed. Oh god. The price of 15 credits sure is very expensive
I looked at Naomi. Am I lost? Lost in a cyborgís world where exist Graceís duplicates? Why am I here? I donít belong here? Gotta run, gotta hide. But credits. What about credits? What if I canít graduate this year? Then I will lose another year of my youth. Why am I here from the beginning? Why???
- Carmen
- Yes miss
- Did you hear what I said?
- Yes miss

- So why are you still here?
- Huh?
- Whereís the bossís coffee?
- Ahhhh, yes, yes, I will be right back miss
And the worst is yet to come

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#1barcaSep 4, 2013

omg! sorry for all the people who commented on this chapter. I accidentally deleted all of your comments \:\(. please don't think that I don't appreciate your comments. I do appreciate it a lot. Sorry. Please forgive me \:rolleyes:

#2MarijaJSep 5, 2013

Amazing. I adore this story. Carmen is beautiful! And all the others but she's the most. It's really bad that she can't afford the college. I like how she's coiled, and the boss IS one cold-blooded person, how can't he see the good intentions that are inside of her? Oh well, I really can't wait for the next chapter, please make it fast! \:wub\:

#3PotatoChan♥Sep 19, 2013

Reminds me a lot of 50 shades of gray.

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