Date: January 1st 2565
Location: Willow Creek
Re: Program: The Wonder Child Project
Project: RRR (Phase 1)
Greetings Ms. Tesseract,
Congratulations! Your application to participate in the Wonder Child Project has been accepted.
We have paired you with a fellow citizen of similar age that we have determined to have complementary personality and genetic qualities optimal for child rearing.
You will be given a $22,000 stipend and the choice of lot in Willow Creek to purchase. There you will take up residence as a normal person. You will take jobs in the area of your choosing, and otherwise blend in with the neighborhood.
As part of this program you must reproduce at least once with your assigned mate. The first child born of the coupling will be the ultimate focus of this project, a.k.a. The “Wonder Child”.
After this child is born, you are to devote your entire lives to raising them. Any efforts to improve yourselves or any subsequent children are to be for the indirect betterment of your Wonder Child.
We remind you that if this Project is successful, it might usher in a new age for Simkind. Do not ever forget the importance of the work you will be doing.
Once again, we thank you.
Mayor of Willow Creek
I received the acceptance letter 2 weeks ago. I have been selected to be one of the 20 Sims to take on a challenge that will potentially open up many possibilities in the future for Simkind.
I had sent in my application without much consideration. I never thought they would have chosen me. Me… Giselle Tesseract. I am an ordinary Sim – a simple childhood, uneventful teenage years, and a mundane young adult life. I wondered what qualities were they really looking for. Were there not better candidates out there?
No matter, I guess. I have been given a chance.
For this challenge, I had to relocate. Willow Creek is quite different from Oasis Springs where I grew up. More green. More humid. Less hot. I think I will like it here.
It was strange meeting Arvin Polygon for the first time. Outside the home that we will be living in. This is a man I never knew before today. This is the man who will be the father of my child(ren), the man I will probably spending the rest of my Life with.
He seems nice enough, but will we be able to pull this off? Before we have a child, we will have to fall in love… right?
For starters, we are much different. I love the outdoors, and I pride myself for leading an active lifestyle. One of the first things I did after putting away my luggage was to take a jog around the neighborhood. Well paved sidewalks and nicely manicured lawns. Perfect!
Phew. Got home just in time to greet the welcome wagon! My neighbors are a friendly out-going bunch. We spent a couple of hours just getting to know each other over some fruitcake and alternative music. Devin & Lilit McKay, Travis Scott and Liberty Lee. I hope we can be friends eventually!
Arvin though… didn’t seem interested in socializing with the group. He excused himself as soon as it was polite enough to do so, and spent the rest of the afternoon (and evening) on the computer. I think he was playing video games and/or practicing programming.
He told me later that he had decided to embark on the Tech Guru career track, and managed to obtain an entry-level job as a Live Chat Support Agent.
Despite basic education being provided free in Willow Creek, raising a child will require a good amount of funds. Not to mention, we are supposed to be raising a Wonder Child – that will mean providing the best we can. Deciding that a single income will be insufficient, I applied with the local sports team.
The previous sporting season had just ended. The team were in the midst of the reshuffling and hence were not taking on any new athletes then. After I explained my situation, they offered me a job as a Waterperson, and I gladly took it. A foot in the door, at least!
Home, check. Job, check. I think we made a pretty good start in this Project.
Oh… and did I mention that Arvin is a pretty decent cook?