Petra let Reggie have the top bunk. She's kind of afraid of falling off...
Scarlett's two older children go with him to the consignment store, hoping to score some toys.
There's so much to look at!
While Scarlett discusses the potential sale of Greta's paintings, Reggie takes an interest in a quaint Earth/moon model.
He wants it bad, but the woman behind the register quotes a ridiculous price that's well beyond Reggie's allowance range. And Scarlett is somehow ignoring Reggie's sad-eyes.
Petra is already out on the back porch, trying to convince this kid named Chad to give her a turn on the rocking horse thing. (Which must be infested with mites or something, because why else is it back here, where the shop dumps stuff it can't sell?)
"You're the one with the weird blue brother, right?"
"I actually have TWO weird blue brothers," Petra corrects.
Chad and Petra decide the consignment store, with its precariously stacked junk displays, is an excellent place to play tag.
"Stay out of the employee kitchen!" Scarlett calls after them.
Still depressed about the cool toy he can't afford, Reggie wanders outside and pokes through the piles of
"What are you DOING?" Petra yells at her little brother for sifting through garbage.
"Thinking," he says.
Petra is only slightly annoyed her new friend Chad sucks at running.
Rohane could probably outrun Chad.
It doesn't stop her from asking him to go to the Spring Festival with her.
Chad frowns. "You know that is for grown-ups, right? They have icky kissing booths and cootie dances and stuff."
Greta is at the festival right now, but only to help with the community garden.
It is a cause she can get behind.
Also, she needs tomatoes for spaghetti sauce.
Scarlett helps his son put together a little workbench, to mess around with all the "useful" scrap Reggie collected. Scarlett can't help thinking he should have been helping the kids construct a tree house or something instead. Preferably something where they'd be unlikely to hammer nails into their fingers or cut themselves on broken, rusted metal.
"Okay now... don't hurt yourself..."
"I won't, Dad."
Once his father walks away, Reggie is free to admit: "I... have no idea what I'm doing."
Aww, little bro-hugs.
Wait, is your mother in maternity clothes again?
Yep, she is.
"Cool, Mom, but can I have a sister this time?"
It's getting a bit late in life for Petra to enjoy a baby sister. Tonight she joins the ranks of Monte Vista's teen population.
"This video game glorifying prison and gang violence is shaping my impressionable mind."
"I don't know who you think you're kidding, Petra. Your mind is a block of impermeable granite."
"I'm pretty sue granite is permeable somewhat."
"I don't know, I don't remember geology class."
"Don't remember, huh? Convenient Amnesia Dad. That's your superhero parody alter-ego."
It is way too early in the morning for royal court, Reggie.
Go put your school clothes on.
"I am the elf king! I will not be brainwashed by your human school full of pink people!"
Leftover Rohane pic.
Etc.: The consignment store in my game is a converted house, because (1) I can't stand having the SAME consignment shop in every town, (2) it means the architecture matches the rest of Monte Vista. While slapping it together, I took some inspiration from this one on MTS... especially the part where I threw junk piles in the back yard, so I could delete Grady's Junk Shop.
Not that scrounging for scrap is important when you can just buy it from the workbench.
I rolled inventor for generation 2's heir. With that in mind, it's obvious I'm prepping Reggie for the role, but there's still time to change that, if I get fickle.
Oh, here's how I found Chad, before I threw him into the stylist quick:
He was just, y'know, hanging out back there...