Day 6: 2nd Group Date

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The next day had come along quickly, and as usual, Maddox and the contestants joined in the kitchen so they could enjoy some coffee together. Some of them would talk, and others were quiet. By now, they all knew that Maddox enjoyed sipping his coffee quietly, and would speak once he felt awake. He made conversation with them all once he finished his cup, finally deciding on who he’d take on the group date.

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Once Maddox had announced who would be joining him on the group date, he made sure they brought their bathing suits before heading out to the venue. It was a nice day out, and he figured a water park would be a perfect way to have fun during a group date.

 

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Maddox started off by having a small race around the pool with Stefan, wanting to get some exercise. He didn’t have much time to the past few days, and it was nice to get some fresh air while he did. Once they finished their race, Maddox and Stefan chatted while they caught their breath. “Thanks for.. ya know, choosing me again.” Maddox couldn’t help but let out a weak laugh at that between his panting.

“You don’t need to thank me, Stefan. I just wanted to get to know you better. How’ve you been? You know.. being away from home and stuff.”

“It’s been alright. I miss my job, honestly. It’s nice having my sister here, though. I’m just hoping we’ll be alright with each other when this competition is over, no matter what happens.”

“Mm,” The Bachelor nodded thoughtfully and sighed. “I hope so too. I’d hate to be the reason something bad happened between you two.. but based on what I’ve seen, I think you two will be just fine.” He smiled faintly after, before excusing himself in order to go spend some time with another contestant.

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Maddox decided to join Christin upon getting out of the pool, seeing her alone at the table. “It’s so nice out today!” The blonde hummed, Maddox not being able to help but smile.

“It is! That’s why I figured swimming would be best.” He explained. “Have you been enjoying yourself this past week?” Christin nodded, her smile bright and infectious.

“This is probably the most fun I’ve had in awhile. My brother ended up being the heir, so I got kicked out- I’m happy not being the heir because, ya know, that’s way too much pressure on me. I just didn’t enjoy being forced outta the house. It’s fine though, cause I’m living with my older brother Cooper. He’s the one that talked me into signing up for the show, actually.” The young blond laughed, her hyperness only causing Maddox to chuckle.

“You’re adorable.” The bachelor spoke, laughing a bit more as he saw her smile brightly and shrug bashfully. “I’m glad he talked you into joining the show, then. It’s been nice meeting you, and I’m glad you’re having fun here.” With that, Maddox dismissed himself in order to speak to another contestant, noticing Skye in the pool.

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“Hey!” Maddox heard a voice call out from the water, that voice being no other than Skye’s. She smiled and waved him over, to which the Bachelor happily obliged. Upon stepping in to the water, he immediately was splashed by the brunette.

“Oh, you’ve done it now.” Maddox laughed, immediately splashing her back. The two went back and forth, splashing one another. Maddox couldn’t help but laugh at Skye’s squeals, still laughing when they were done with their shenanigans. “Truce?” He asked the young woman as they laughed, extending his hand to her after.

“..just for now, but it’s war next time we’re in a pool together.” Skye smirked, shaking his hand firmly. They chatted, flirted a bit, and got to know one another more before Maddox made his way out to enjoy a snack with Harper.

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Harper and Maddox got their snack and sat at a table together, talking a bit as they enjoyed the food. “I’m hoping you enjoyed it here today. I know that it’s not the same as a beach, but I figured it’s the closest we can get for now.” Maddox smiled. “Plus, as much as I want to try and learn how to surf, maybe we should save that for another day. I’d love for you to teach me.”

The redhead felt her cheeks heat up, and she had to cover her mouth as she laughed. “I’d love to teach you how to surf!” Harper exclaimed, the Bachelor smiling widely. “It’s kind of hard, but I know you’ll get it eventually. It’s the best being out there.. it’s beautiful.” The two of them smiled, Maddox finding it endearing- knowing that Harper was passionate about her hobby. They didn’t take long to finish their snacks and soon the group headed home, showering before heading to sleep- all of them exhausted from the fun-filled day.

 


 

Author’s Note: A big thanks to Arrowleaf for helping me a ton with this chapter. If it weren’t for her, this wouldn’t be out today! And another big thanks to the rest of you for reading, I hope you enjoyed. Next week is the 2nd Rose Ceremony!

 

 

 

Day 5: 1st Solo Date

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It was time for the first solo date, and Maddox had chosen no other than Emerson. There was still a lot he wanted to know about him, and he knew this would be their one chance to talk without others interrupting. The blond gardener arrived at the venue along side the bachelor, the two of them looking around in awe. Maddox had chosen an outdoor movie theater for the first part of their date, and he certainly didn’t regret that choice as they looked around.

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The two chatted somewhat during the movie, simply making comments about what they were watching. They had plenty of time to talk later, and they didn’t want to miss anything during the movie.

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The two headed to the nearby bar once the movie was over, deciding to have a drink before they’d go out to eat. “Why’d ya pick me? You could’a chosen anyone else, ya know.” Emerson asked as they enjoyed their drinks. Maddox smiled faintly and shrugged, looking at him.

“Because, there’s a lot I don’t know about you still. I’m curious about you, and I want to get to know you better.” The bachelor replied, his smile growing as he saw the faint blush growing on Emerson’s cheeks. They didn’t take long to finish their drinks, and soon they headed on to the next venue.

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Although they hadn’t talked much that day, they both felt comfortable, and couldn’t help but smile at each other every so often. They were enjoying the day, and Maddox was excited to get to know Emerson a bit more during their lunch break.

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After they had their meals, the two sipped on some coffee and began to talk. “So I remember you told me how you have siblings- you’re the oldest, right?” Emerson nodded at the question and sipped from his coffee, looking at Maddox after.

“I’m the oldest. Twenty-three, t’be exact.. I got two younger brothers. Alleyne, he’s seventeen, and Gilbert, who’s thirteen. I love ’em both. They’re great.” Maddox smiled as he listened to Emerson, chuckling softly.

“Well, I know who they get it from.” The brunet winked, nudging him lightly. Emerson smiled at that and blushed yet again, hoping it wasn’t as noticeable this time. “Tell me more about them, Emmy. What are they like- their personalities?” Emerson paused to think, smiling faintly after.

“Alleyne is… temperamental, ya could say. But he’s seventeen, so  I don’t expect anythin’ less. He’s a good kid. I love ‘im to death.” Emerson smiled as he thought of his younger siblings, starting to feel a little homesick. “Gil.. I mean, he’s thirteen. He can be a little wild, but I love it. He’s gotta great heart- a real sweetie. Man, he’d probably be embarrassed if he heard me sayin’ that to anyone else.” He chuckled, Maddox laughing as well. “He helps me take care o’ the garden we started at home, and he’s actually takin’ care of it while I’m out here too. I miss ’em.”

Maddox smiled as he watched Emerson ramble on about his siblings, glad he could get to know the other and his family much better. “I can tell. You seem to really care about them.” He spoke softly, Emerson nodding and smiling. “Don’t get too homesick on me, though, alright? We’d.. I’d miss you around here if you left.” The two smiled at that, now both of them blushing. It wasn’t long after that moment that they cleaned up and headed out to the final venue of the evening.

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“It’s beautiful here, Maddie.” Emerson stopped in his tracks to admire the scenery, the bachelor smiling as he saw the blond gazing around.

“I figured you’d like it here, all the greenery and flowers.” He explained, gazing and walking around with the blond, hand-in-hand. It was nice having someone’s hand to hold, and simply enjoy the evening with.

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The two continued on and ventured through a maze together, taking a break once they reached the center. “Tonight’s been nice, Emmy.”

“I know. I don’t want to go home,” Emerson chuckled, looking at the plants around them. He paused as he heard Maddox speak after, however.

“You know, I’ve never watched the sun rise.. if you’re up for it, that is.” Maddox smirked challengingly, before the two made their way over to one of the benches.

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Author’s Note: I really enjoyed playing and writing this chapter. I hope you all enjoyed reading it! Down below is a POLL for next week’s group date! Please select up to 4 sims! It’ll be up for a week. Thank you!

 

 

Day 4: 1st Rose Ceremony

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The day started off as any other day. Maddox joined those who were having breakfast, eating with them, and chatting a bit as well. Though they all knew today was the first rose ceremony, and everyone, including Maddox, was nervous. He’d been kind to them all, and it was difficult telling who he would send home.

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Not long after, Maddox lit the bonfire up and the others met him there for the ceremony. The contestants sat around the fire, nervously waiting to hear their name called.

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“Christin, I have a rose for you, if you’ll take it.” Maddox called up the young blonde first. Christin felt a wave of relief come over her, and she nodded excitedly as she took the rose. Once she did, she took her seat once again and watched as Maddox gazed over each one of them. He still felt a bit weird about this all, but he knew he’d fall in love with one of these people in the end. That’s all that mattered.

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“Emmy, get up here.” The bachelor said with a faint smirk after, handing him a rose. Emerson could only laugh, giving Maddox a hug before he sat back down.

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“Will my favorite redhead join me up here?” Maddox chuckled as he saw Harper sigh deeply, clearly relieved. She was quick to get up there and take the rose, heart racing a bit faster from being called Maddox’s favorite redhead. She sat back down after, watching carefully to see who would be called next.

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“Stefan, this next rose is for you.” The bachelor rang out, immediately smiling as he saw Stefan somewhat race over to him. The blond put a hand over his chest and sighed deeply after getting the rose, causing Maddox to chuckle. Once he was seated, the bachelor grabbed the second-to-last rose, scanning over the contestants once more.

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“And my blue-haired gal, this rose is for you.” Those words were music to Serena’s ears, thankful that she wouldn’t be picked last. She nodded and took the rose, sitting back down before Skye and Kyra stood before Maddox.

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Although the two girls were nervous, they knew this was how the competition was going to be. “Thank both of you for signing up for the show. It’s been a pleasure meeting you both, and I hope to hear from whoever leaves even after the show is over.”

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“Skye, will you take this last rose?” The brunette smiled at that and happily took the rose, looking at Maddox after. The bachelor smiled at her, before hugging Kyra goodbye.


 

Author’s Note: The first rose ceremony is done! A big thank you to mintycupcake on The Sims Forums for allowing me to use Kyra. She was great!

In case you’re wondering about relationship points:

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This was before the elimination, and the added (Rom) and (Fri) points are:

Harper Collins: 42 points

Skye Baker: 37 points

Emerson Beckwith: 37 points

Stefan Clemens: 36 points

Christin Adams: 28 points

Serena McKay: 28 points

Kyra MacFarlane: 24 points

POLL:

 

 

 

Day 3: Group Date

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The next morning, Maddox woke up before the others in order to make breakfast for them all. Knowing that some of them were vegetarian, he made a simple fruit salad. One by one, the contestants made their way down, the Bachelor greeting them all with a smile.

“As you guys may or may not know, today is the group date.” Maddox spoke up once they were all seated, each of them looking up in anticipation. He chuckled at that, looking at them all before speaking. “Emmy, Harper, Skye, and Stefan. You guys are coming out with me today.” The four of them smiled, others a bit disappointed, but Maddox made sure to chat with each of them before leaving with the others.

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Maddox decided on going to a lounge nearby, wanting to be able to chat with each of the contestants and get to know them better, rather than focusing on a specific activity. They all headed to the bar first and got some drinks, before heading off to wander around the place on their own.

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“You know how to play?” Harper asked, leaning against the piano. Maddox nodded and smirked faintly, showing her a few tunes he could play.

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“I’m not the greatest at it, but I try,” He chuckled. The redhead smiled as she heard that, listening to him play. After a moment, she went behind him and wrapped her arms around him, Maddox feeling his heart race a bit.

“Well, I think you did wonderfully.” Harper said softly as Maddox reached to rub along her thigh, enjoying the contact they had.

“I’ve been practicing since I was about.. ten years old.” The bachelor explained, turning his head slightly to gaze at the redhead.

“You’re really good. I’m glad you still play.. it’s nice to hear. I’d like to hear you play some more songs, sometime.” Maddox turned red at that, but nodded, showing a faint smile. He liked Harper. He wasn’t sure what it was, but he wanted to get to know her better. Though, he soon excused himself so he could talk with the other contestants, not wanting to be unfair and let things go too far before anyone else got a chance.

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“Em!” Maddox called out before the blond could disappear, taking him over to a couch outside. The blond smiled as they sat together, gazing at the man beside him.

“Thanks for invitin’ me today.” The bachelor chuckled at that, finding it rather..well, adorable.

“No need to thank me. I enjoy being around you.” He said softly, causing Emerson to blush and laugh gently.

“Well gee, I enjoy being around you too.” Emerson replied, pausing, before he continued speaking. “My siblings would love you, y’know. I have two younger siblings.. I kinda helped my dad raise them. They’re great.” Maddox listened to him ramble on about his family and childhood, smiling through it all. “I missed school a lot, since I was always havin’ to help my dad. I’m not as bright as most people, it seems.”

“That’s not true. You can take care of yourself and others, you seem to be pretty good at gardening, and you love your family. You’re happy. You’ve done a helluva job, if I say so. I think you’re smarter than most people I’ve met… people that are unhappy and rude to others.” Maddox explained, shrugging.

“Ya really think so?” Emmy asked, Maddox nodding, not being able to help but smile as he saw how wide Emerson was grinning.

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Soon enough, Stefan came over and asked Emerson if he could have his time with Maddox now. Of course, Emerson didn’t mind and headed off to where Skye and Harper were. “Sorry for the wait. I didn’t realize how long it’d been.” Maddox chuckled, Stefan nodding in understanding.

“It’s fine, happens to the best of us.” Maddox only smiled at that, thankful he wasn’t upset.

“Are you enjoying yourself so far?” Stefan nodded at that and shrugged.

“Yeah- I mean, it’s only been three days, but I’ve had fun so far. It’s kind of like a vacation for me, since I’m always working otherwise.” He chuckled, as did Maddox.

“Well, I’m glad you’re having fun. How are you doing with your sister? Are you guys still alright?”

“Oh yeah, definitely. If anything, I feel like this brought us closer.” Maddox rose a brow at that in confusion, causing Stefan to chuckle. “I know it sound weird, but I feel like we both know what we’re going into, especially if one of us ‘wins.’ We made an agreement in doing this that there wouldn’t be any hurt feelings. I just want one of us to finally be happy.”

The bachelor nodded slowly at that, smiling. “I get what you mean. I hope you both end up happy someday, one way or another.” With that, they all had dinner together, before Maddox headed outside to enjoy some time with Skye.

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Maddox had a few drinks during dinner, and was clearly a bit more ‘let-loose’ than usual. He cracked some jokes with Skye that he may have not said otherwise, simply glad to hear her laugh. “I didn’t know you were such a jokester, Maddie.” The bachelor laughed at that and blushed, looking at her.

“I can be when I’m comfortable, I guess.” He said. Now it was Skye’s turn to blush, finding it nice that Maddox seemed comfortable around her.

“Is that why you chose me to go on the group date? Why did you chose the others as well?” Maddox nodded at the first question, though, shrugged at the second.

“I wanted to get to know them more, I guess. They intrigued me. I felt a connection with all of you.” He explained, Skye nodding at that and smiling faintly. There wasn’t much more to talk about, so they simply laid back on the couch together and looked up at the stars.

The group date was fun, and Maddox was glad he chose the group of people that he did. They were all fun to be around and get to know, and he knew he wanted to get to spend more time with each of them someday.


 

Author’s Note:

Thank you all for reading! Since the next chapter is the rose ceremony, I will display the relationship points after one person is eliminated. Since I had a lack of updates, I will try my very hardest to do the rose ceremony sometime this week! I hope you enjoyed this update. 🙂