Hey hey hey I'm back! Sorta. I keep saying that I'm going to be inactive because of school but that's always a fat lie cause I can't stay away from here I never actually intended to enter the Texas Rose show because I still hadn't come up with new characters for my new thing but at the last minute I made 2 sims on a whim and in the end I actually really love them. I didn't really feel like I clicked with any of the sims I made to use here this past summer and writing them didn't excite me all that much but with these guys for once I actually enjoyed writing them so I'm looking forward to developing these 2 much more. Anyways long post of Texas Rose spam incoming
"Well this is a pleasant change eh? Seeing his sister at ease for once put a smile on Harris's face. Thinking about it, he realized that Marcela's face had been locked into a permanent grimace ever since she took over management of the family farm. It wasn't that she didn't love her work, in fact she loved it, being around horses and all. Even so, work is work and it was taking a toll on her on top of trying to raise two kids. "Gosh Harris I love spending time with my most favorite brother on this entire planet." Harris did his best impersonation of his sister, breaking the silence.
"You are the most annoying brother on this entire planet."
"Haha but I did get your attention Mar." Harris loved making fun of his older sister even at the age of 33. She was 4 years older than him but they had always gotten along like twins. The only thing making him happier was competing alongside her once again. Marcela had stepped out of the show ring when she took over the farm a decade ago, leaving Harris to pursue his competitive riding career. The years had treated him well, showering him with plenty of money, titled horses, and of course the adoring women but his fondest memories had always been in his younger days competing with Marcela.
"So do you plan on warming up or are you just going to have Koko walk the entire course." With Marcela's infamous eyeroll-smirk combo, Harris snapped back to the present and urged his mount on, responding to his sister in his best and most proper voice.
"But of course dearest sister."
"Well we must look crazy hm?" Marcela pondered aloud to her brother, resting her chin in her palm as she sat on a bale of hay in the warm up arena. She hadn't originally planned on coming to the show but a family emergency had brought her to Texas all the way from California and it was only wise to make the most out of the circumstances. Usually accompanied by a whole entourage of grooms, riders, vets, and screaming children, Marcela was only accompanied by her brother this time, a much welcome change.
"No kidding. We stick out like sore thumbs." Harris chuckled. Texas was scorching and here the two were dressed in long sleeves and pants. "Guess that's what get for being born and raised Californians huh? We've got some pretty weird perceptions of weather."
Amused by her brother's remarks, Marcela chuckled and looked around her. It was so nice for some peace and quiet. Her father had retired 10 years prior, passing down the family farm to her, subsequently filling up her days with a whole new arsenal of duties including management and interacting with snobbish horsefolk. Mucking around the farm with the horses was no problem but Marcela detested the meaningless prattle with elites. Coming out to Texas with only 2 horses and her brother was a dream getaway. It was like the old days, just her and Harris, constantly trying to one up each other at every show.
To be honest, it had been years since Marcela had been in the show ring. She and her brother Harris had been starlets in the show jumping community during their younger years. They had been known as the dynamic duo brother and sister, never seen at shows without each other. However things change and Marcela, being the oldest, had to take over management of the farm when her father had retired, putting her show career permanently on pause while Harris continued his career without her. Though she missed competing greatly, could never bring herself to be jealous of Harris. He was doing what he loved most.
Being back in the ring excited Marcela. That pre-show prickle was still there even after all these years. She smiled down at her mount, Amata, a creamy grey Hanoverian mare who was known for her lovely demeanor. It was her first show and Marcela's first in nearly 7 years.
"I'm not entirely sure if the yellow and black tack is exactly my cup of tea Ama, but maybe the odds will sway in our favor after all."