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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Chapter 2: Look But Don’t Touch, Part 2

Monday finally arrived and Alice left for her first day of work. She felt strangely excited about her first day, even though she had no idea what her job entailed Alice felt like she could accomplish whatever task lay ahead.

When she arrived she headed inside and made her way for the elevator, Booker had called over the weekend to arrange everything. He hadn’t said much information as to what the job was and Alice was too afraid to ask so she didn’t look stupid, Booker seemed to believe Alice knew what the job was, but all Alice knew was that she had to wear a uniform.

Once on the right floor, Alice searched for the room she had to be at. She was meeting a woman called Kitty. When Alice finally found and entered the room she was socked to see she was in the changing rooms for the ‘entertainers’. Alice had a felling it was a job like this she had applied for, she sighed and stepped further into the room. As much as Alice hated to be there, nowhere else was hiring and Alice needed the money. She was soon approached by the woman she saw performing fellatio on Booker.

“Hiya! You must be the new girl, Alice. I’m Amanda, but know here as Kitty and I’m also totally excited to meet you, and you’re blonde so whoop whoop, go us blondes. L.O.L. Let me introduce you to our colleges, well there more like sisters…”

“…The ginger one is Karen, but known as Scarlett…”

“…And finally the brunette is Tina, also known as Glitter…”

Kitty showed Alice to her dresser, and all girls got ready for a day of work. Alice checked herself out in the mirror and started prodding and messing with her face. She hated to admit it but the other girls where a lot prettier than her. Finally Alice reluctantly changed into uniform and the girls headed to the elevator to work.

Once downstairs Glitter and Scarlett headed off to work, while Kitty stayed behind to talk to Alice.

“Now I know you must be nervous but you are like totally sexified. If only I was a lesbo. L.O.L. Oh I forgot to ask what your stage name was you know to hide you real name.”

“I wasn’t given one” Alice replied.

“L.O.L. Oh sweet-pea we pick our own names. I know! You can be called Sugar. Later Tiger, grrrh!”

How can she be so happy doing a job like this? Alice thought to herself.

Before she could do anything Booker approached her.

“Hey Sugar. Don’t mind Kitty she’s just an energetic person, and also the youngest here. So you like it here?”

“Look, no offence, but I just want to work. I don’t want any funny business like what I saw in your office when I first arrived here, what you and Kitty do is up to you but I don’t want to be another one of your sexual partners”. Alice replied, trying to defend the last bit of credibility she had.

“I was just being friendly. Amanda and I are actually a couple”. Booker snapped back.

Ashamed at her accusation Alice walked away to find something to do.

“This is going to be a long week,” Alice muttered to herself.


Against Alice’s beliefs the week went rather quickly, and Alice actually enjoyed herself. On the last day of the week some important guests came to the casino and the girls were asked to put on a show. Kitty, Scarlett and Glitter performed a song, while Alice who never inherited her mother’s singing skills was left to perform magic tricks.

After the show the girls headed back to the dressing room all in a buzz. The important guests were pleased and had spent a lot of money at the casino, and had tipped the girls heavily.

While Scarlett and Glitter changed, Kitty and Alice had a little chat.

“O.M.G. That was like amazbo. Did she see Booker today he looked so sexified.” Kitty squealed excitedly.

“yeah it was actually fun, and yeah I suppose Booker looked ok” Alice replied.

“Oi, hands off he’s my man,” Kitty joked, “Although I wish he would pay more attention to me he seems a bit distant recently”.

“Sorry to break up the chat girls but it’s payday and I have to give out the checks, the sooner we do this the sooner we can get on with our lives,: Karen interrupted.

The group turned towards her as she handed out the checks. Alice was surprised to receive her check so early.

“We get paid weekly instead of monthly” Karen commented, noticing Alice’s confusion.

“Oh I just love payday, money money money, it’s a rich man’s world. L.O.L. Oh and with the tips added on my check comes up to 14,000 simoleons this week, what about you?” Kitty said rubbing her hands together with glee

“About 400 simoleons” Alice replied.

“What?” Kitty remarked, snatching Alice’s check off her, “This can  be right, maybe Booker made a mistake, go and see him about it”

Alice took her check back and decided she would see Booker, how dare he not pay her properly for her services. If she was supposed to receive more money shouldn’t she have it.

Alice grabbed her coat and put it over her uniform, she was always too tired to get changed at the end of the day so would wear her uniform home.

Alice said goodbye to Kitty and stormed to Booker’s office.

She approached the guard.

“I need to see Booker right now and I don’t care if he is busy” Alice barked.

The guard lifted the rope and let Alice past, still as mute as ever.

“What is the meaning of this?” Alice yelled, waving her paycheck in Booker’s face, “Kitty tells me I should have received more than this so what the hell is going on? And another thing Kitty thinks your swaying from her either be with her or dump her stop stringing her along.”

Booker was taken back by Alice’s outburst, it took him a while but when Alice stopped shouting he managed to yell back.

“Don’t you dare tell me how to behave around my girlfriend, mine and Amanda’s relationship has nothing to do with you, and seeing as I can’t get in touch with your boyfriend, who I’ve still not heard from regarding the loan I’ve taken some of the money out of your pay check and until I get my money back I will continue taken out a portion of your wages”

Alice went bright red, not with anger but embarrassment; she had forgotten about the loan and was going to pay Booker with some of her wages any way so the whole drama was over nothing.

“Fine!” Alice yelled, trying to cover up her mistake before walking away.

Alice headed to the car park and jumped into her car and headed home. She parked the car in the garage and headed inside. She dumped the keys and her coat on the side table and headed to the living room.

She headed straight to the fireplace and started a fire, the house was expensive on the bills, and Alice had to turn off the central heating to save money, and Alice had to admit she preferred the roar and warmth of a fire better than the heating installed.

Alice quickly headed upstairs and got changed into her nighty and headed back to the fire and put on the television, Alice soon found a TV movie and relaxed on the sofa to watch it. She was halfway through the movie when some rang the doorbell. Curious as to who it could be Alice got up and answered the door.

Alice answered the door to a hysterical crying woman. It took a while for Alice to realize who it was.

“Kitty?” She asked, the woman nodded her head, “Amanda what are you doing here?”

“My *sob* parents *gasp* found out *sob* about my *sob* job” Amanda cried.

“Come on through to the living room” Alice instructed.

Alice lead Amanda through to the living room and Amanda took a seat on the sofa, still crying her heart out.

“Look Amanda is there anything I can do to help?” Alice inquired.

“Could I stay the night?” Amanda asked, tears running down her face.

“Of course you can” Alice replied, not sure what else she could have said as Amanda was a wreck.

~End of Chapter~

Alice Barlow – Character Bio

Name: Alice Barlow
Traits: Unlucky, Athletic, Brave, Hopeless Romantic, Rebellious.
Favorites: Indie, Cookies, Hot Pink.
Aspiration: Master Magician.

Growing up Alice had an easy life. She had a twin sister and was head of the cheerleading and cross-country running teams at school, and she had a really good best friend. However Alice always felt her parent’s didn’t care about her as much as her twin sister, and that the loved Alexandra, more than her.

One night Alice and her family were stuck in the middle of an incident, causing Alice to run away home. She arrived in Appaloosa Pains and soon flirted with a local playboy who owned a mansion. Alice went back to his and while having intercourse the man died. Alice blamed herself for his death and hid the body. Through a mistake of being seen at the mansion by a local loan shark/business man Booker Singleton. Alice has no choice but to pretend to be the dead man’s girlfriend and claim a life in town.

Will Alice ever reveal what happened that night that lead to her arrival in Appaloosa Pains or will her past catch up to her with terrible consequences?

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Melody Barlow – Character Bio

Name: Melody Barlow.
Traits: Workaholic, Neat, Virtuoso, Hopeless Romantic, and Friendly.
Favorites: Songwriter, Hamburger, Blue.
Aspiration: Golden Tongue, Golden fingers.

When Melody was a little girl she would dream of the bright lights of the city and singing to audiences in the famous bars and clubs offered in the city’s nightlife. So when Melody was old enough she packed her bags and left for Bridgeport, with a car and a little bit of money given to her as a present from her parents.

Melody moved to Bridgeport and succeeded in her dreams after meeting and falling in love with Sam Young, he helped boost her career and Melody soon found an agent when she was invited to sing at Sam’s second job.

Melody soon fired her first agent after disagreements over her relationship with Sam but soon found a second agent. Melody’s singing career and relationship with Sam blossomed, Melody and Sam got married and Melody released an album and got a chance at her first concert.

Her singing career and relationship with Sam went downhill during her concert when Sam was involved in a car accident and was refined temporarily (for a few years) to a wheelchair.

While Sam was still in the wheelchair Melody found out she was pregnant, and went on to have two twin daughters Alice and Alexandra. Over the next fifteen years Melody went back to her singing career and moved her family to Starlight Shores to benefit her career. Melody brought up her daughters differently by always paying more attention to Alexandra than Alice.

Melody dropped of the radar from the public three years later and only her daughter Alice knows why.

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Sam Young/Barlow – Character Bio

Name: Sam Barlow (Previously Sam Young).
Traits: Neat, Natural Cook, Animal Lover, Nurturing, Friendly.
Favorites: Pop, Hotdogs, Blue.
Aspiration: Master Mixologist

Not much of a go-getter Sam always opted for the simple life of owning a bar. He worked two jobs to help save up for his dream and lived in a crummy motel.

At one of his jobs he met Melody Barlow and soon fell in love with her and helped her start to achieve her dream of becoming a singer, which also inspired him to take further action in his life goal of owning a bar, this caused the two to fall in love and become later engaged.

Sam soon reached his goal when the owner of the bar he worked at died and he was offered a place as partner with the new owner. This meant Sam and Melody had enough money to get married.

Sam moved the wedding forward so Melody could perform her own concert and they got married early. However Sam was running late to the concert and so was speeding in the car and was caught in a car accident, causing him to need to use a wheelchair for a few years.

While in the wheelchair he fell into depression but soon came out of it near the time his wife was about to give birth to their children, Alice and Alexandra. His partner had tried flirting with Melody causing Sam to sell his partnership of the bar.

Over the next fifteen years Sam was finally able to walk again and not need the use of a chair. While being in the wheelchair and unable to work Sam grew a love of cooking and sometime after the family moved to Starlight Shores Sam became a cookery teacher at Alice’s school.

Over the next three years Sam disappeared and only his daughter Alice knows why.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Chapter 2: Look But Don’t Touch, Part 1

Alice had been able to settle Toby’s ghost and convinced it to move on to the afterlife, after which she headed straight to bed.

Alice planned to leave in the morning it wouldn’t be very wise to hang around after murdering the owner. However Alice hadn’t planned on the bed being so comfy and she also never planned on sleeping till 2pm.

But Alice’s was woken up from her sleep by a loud banging noise coming from downstairs. Not really thinking and in a sleepy haze Alice got up from bed to see what was making the horrible loud noise.

When she got to the top if the stairs she saw a man standing outside knocking on the door, Alice started to turn around and duck back into the bedroom and wait till the guy left, but unfortunately he spotted her, so Alice had no choice but to answer the door and let him in.

“Erm… Hi, can I help?” She asked

“I’m looking for Toby, He used my services to borrow a lone and now it’s payday” The man replied.

“I’m sorry, Toby left town last night, a relative of his got ill so I’m house sitting”
Alice could’ve hit herself for saying that, what a stupid lie to have made, but fortunately the guy fell for it.

“Dammit, Just tell him for me that I want my money, and if I don’t get it from him,
I will find another way to get my money back,” he said, eyeing up the d├ęcor.

Alice watched him slam the door shut as he left. She sighed and headed back upstairs, as she was up she decided she might as well have a bath, and relax, her body was all sore and stiff from the night before and Alice needed to wash as well.

While she waited for the bath, Alice grabbed the newspaper and checked the job advertisements. As she was apparently house sitting she guessed she might as well stay for a while, and if she could get some money together she might be able to pay back some of the loan and stay longer. Unfortunately there was no job she could find in the paper that she was qualified for, so she decided to try her luck in town.

After Alice got washed and clean she grabbed her dress and checked the nightstand for some money. She found sixty simoleons and decided to head out. She found the car keys on a chair near the front door and decided while she could she would travel in style.

Alice left the horse and headed back into town. She saw the coffee house she had been to the night before was opened, so headed inside. Upstairs was busier during the day than it had been last night and Alice realized she was a little over dressed, the daytime seemed more casual and relaxed.

But that didn’t stop Alice from approaching the cashier and still ordering some food. The cashier looked surprised to see someone dressed up for lunch, but smiled and took Alice’s order for a slice of cheesecake.

As Alice waited for the woman to retrieve her order she could overhear two girls sitting near the counter talking.

“So has he found a replacement for Jasmine?” The brunette one said.

“No not yet” The ginger one replied.

This perked up Alice’s interest and as soon as she got her cheesecake headed in the girls direction.

She took a seat not too far so she couldn’t her their conversation but not too close as to grab their attention.

“So what’s happening about the job? Has his-high-and-mighty said anything?”

“No nothing, although I bet not a lot of girls are signing up for a job like ours at the casino”.

“Crap! Look at the time, we better go or we’ll be late for work”.

Alice watched as the girls got up from their table and left. Alice wanted to know more about this job opportunity so decided to follow them, when the two girls made it to the exit Alice started to follow leaving a distance between them so to not draw attention.

Alice followed them just past the outskirts of the town and arrived at the casino.

It was huge; whoever owned it must have a lot of money to be able to afford to run it. Alice pulled into the parking lot and got out of her car. She couldn’t see the two girls she was following anywhere but figured someone else would be able to help her.

She headed inside and soon found a bar. Hoping the bartender could help she took a seat at the bar.

“Hey I was hoping you could help me. I wanted to apply for the job opening here at the casino,” Alice inquired.

“You a cop?” The bartender asked suspiciously.

“No, of course not” Alice replied worried, just what kind of job she was going to apply for?

The bartender glared at Alice and gave her a final once over before saying, “ Alright come behind the bar, take the elevator up to the top floor and your find the manager’s office at the end f the corridor, you’ll know what door it is when you see it”.

Alice thanked the bartender than did as instructed. She took the elevator up and followed the corridor to find the managers office. She understood what the bartender said about knowing which would be the right door, as the manager’s office was guarded by a big brutal looking guard.

“I have come to see the manager about the job offer,” Alice informed the man intimidated by his stature.

The guard, without saying a word, patted Alice down and checked her for weapons. Still not saying a word he pulled back the velvet rope and opened the door allowing Alice access to the room.

Alice entered her room and to her disturbance she had walked in on the manager receiving fellatio from a women dressed like a prostitute, and what was worse was the fact that the manager was the same man who had knocked on the mansion door that day about the loan.

He looked up and spotted Alice looking as she walked towards them. He tapped the woman on the shoulder and she stood up.

“Hey Kitty, It’s time for you to go back to work and keep those customers happy”.

Back to work! Alice thought to herself, was this woman under his employment and just what was this job opening supposed to be?

Kitty began to leave and the manager spanked her on the bum as she left. While Kitty walked past Alice she growled at her and left the room.

“Well look who it is, it’s Toby’s bit-on-the-side. How are you today? Did Toby send you over here with my money, is he too much of a coward that he has to send you to drop the money over?” The manager began to babble.

“Well no, I’ve come for the job you have on offer” Alice interjected before the manager could continue.

He began to laugh and took a seat at the desk.

“You want a job? Here? What makes you think you can handle it?” He asked.

Alice hadn’t planned on being asked that, she had thought she would wait for an interview not get on right on the spot. ‘Quickly! What answer could be used in any type of job’ Alice thought to herself.

“Well I have good people skills” Alice replied.

What job doesn’t need good people skills? Alice thought to herself. The manager laughed and looked at Alice to make sure she wasn’t joking.

“Well I wasn’t expecting that as answer. It’s a bold response for a job like this”, the manager stood up and walked around Alice as if he was measuring her out, “Alright then you have the job. My girls aren’t normally as skinny as you but you have a nice bum and you’re breasts aren’t that bad”.

He held out his hand to shake Alice’s hand. She shook his hand and he slipped her some money. Alice looked at the money, and then looked at the man confused.

“I like to look after my girls, go to the spa and spruce yourself up. I want you looking your best for Monday first thing. My name’s Booker, by-the-way.”

Alice looked at Booker and at the money again, still a little confused as to why. “Thanks, my name’s Alice”.

And with that Alice left, when she exited through the door, the guard lifted the rope again to let her past, still not saying anything. Alice walked back to the elevator and left the casino, she didn’t know what to make of it all. She was glad she had the job but at the same time worried it was a mistake.

Alice headed back to the car and with the money decided to go to find some new clothes to buy instead, and if she had enough left over she would go to the spa the next day. She found a place that was still open, an employee informed Alice the shop would be closing in thirty minutes, and Alice promised to be quick.

Alice found a mirror and sized herself up to see if she could get any ideas as to what clothes to buy. Alice suddenly got an idea it was something she wanted to try for a while.

“Alright world get ready for the new me!”

~End of Chapter~

*Authors note*

Hey sorry about the wait been busy with college stuff. I have made this chapter a two parter, I had planned for it all to be one chapter but worried it got a bit long, next part should be out today.