Kirk meets up with his stalker groupie friend Howard Bloomer to discuss his plans. He found a pink crystal during today’s round of collecting, and it made him think of Maranda. Suddenly, he’d realised what exactly he wanted to do with it…
He had it put into a ring! Kirk took Maranda to his favourite part of Newcrest, took a deep breath and surrounded by flowers, he proposed.
She said yes!
Kirk couldn’t believe his luck. Even in his wildest dreams he couldn’t have imagined that he’ll meet a woman like Maranda in Newcrest. More than ever, he was determined to create a community that will be the heart of the town for years to come. For his and Maranda’s legacy.
In preparation for Maranda moving in, Kirk decided it was time for some home improvements. Oh the luxury of a separate bathroom!
The big day has arrived! Maranda contemplated what becoming Mrs Bloomer had in store for her. As for Kirk, as soon as he saw Maranda in her wedding dress, he couldn’t take his eyes of her.
The couple invited their close friend Bob Pancake, Kirk’s number one fan Howard Bloomer and also Kirk’s friend Ruby Perrin, who opted to wear a completely outlandish outfit. Perhaps it’s a good thing Kirk never developed feelings for her! The last guest was Summer Holiday – while she is not very close with either the bride or the groom, she’s always been friendly to them, and I’ve always liked her.
The ceremony was small and simple. The couple didn’t have much money – Kirk couldn’t even afford a tuxedo and had to make do with borrowing Bob Pancakes’ old blazer (Bob swears he could fit into it not too long ago… but he has no illusions of ever losing the weight again. He let Kirk keep it after the ceremony).
Of course, it wouldn’t be Kirk if there weren’t flowers everywhere. The arch the couple exchanged their vows under, along with the shrubs around it was going to become a part of the public park and remain there for many joyful occasions to come in future generations… or so Kirk and Maranda hoped.
They exchanged the rings…
And for the first time, Mr and Mrs Bloomer kissed. (Well, not quite. I still have to change Maranda’s last name to Bloomer. I do wish the game gave you a popup option to change the newlyweds’ last names after the ceremony).
The party was somewhat unconventional, with the bride frying up whatever fruits had in the garden to feed the guests, and Summer not being able to put off her work out routine just for a bit.
But everyone had fun, and the love of the newlyweds was contagious. Ruby looks genuinely happy for them in her hideous unique outfit.
Howard Bloom seems to be a fan of the ensemble though.
And the bride and groom couldn’t have a care in the world for their guests’ fashion sense. Or anything else, for the matter.
The following day, the couple celebrated their birthday. Maranda even went through the trouble of making two cakes! She wants to be in the culinary career, so the cooking skill will definitely come in handy (although Maranda’s ultimate goal is to become a Master Mixologist).
We got her a bar to practice on, and Kirk caught up with the plants to give them much needed attention after the last few days’ festivities.
I’m not sure if Kirk can handle having a mixologist in the house though – hopefully he won’t become too much of a juiceoholic!
With Maranda in the house now, we can finally attempt a gold weenie roast event again. The couple is on it. They roast the hot dogs, tell the stories and the event seems to go swimmingly – Bob even helps out with some of the grilling (and yes, we have a brand new cowplant in the back, woo!)
Towards the end of the event, one of the chairs catches on fire, but Maranda has it under control, and the event gets a gold rating just in time for the guests to enjoy the last few minutes of the party.
Ruby! When did you catch on fire? And how come we never noticed? Nooooooo!
“Please Grim she’s so young! She’s made some questionable style choices, but there is no need for such a harsh punishment! I’ll never forgive myself!”
Grim: “Ah well tough for you, Mr Bloomer. Congratulations on the wedding by the way. And what a great weenie roast. I’d say it’s a gold event. Muhahahaha!”
“It IS pretty cosy by the fire!”
Here lies Ruby Perrin, a beloved friend. Children don’t play with fire.
On the bright side, our cow plant grew up!
And died shortly after. Oops. (Why do they need to be fed so often!) I can’t handle all this death…
Maranda turned to juice for comfort. Perhaps she drank a bit too much of it, or perhaps it was her conscience acting up, but she could have sworn she saw Ruby clean the grill from beyond one night.
Oh Ruby… I’m so sorry!
Kirk and Maranda knew it was time to leave. Kirk reached the top of the Freelance Botanist aspiration, and they saved up enough to convert the plot of land into a proper park. They would dedicate the park to Ruby, and leave her memorial behind. Hopefully they will have better luck in their new house.
Until next time!