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7: Cosaro – ‘Interstate Love Song’

Dominic Cosaro (Adult)

Adjusting to life without Asha had been difficult, at first.  Dominic had never really been a man of relationships, but he wasn’t heartless.  Asha’s betrayal had hurt and it took some time for him to be able to continue life as normal.  He’d sleep in and Lola would be forced to wake him up.  She was like an alarm clock.

Dominic eventually fell back into the old habits he had before he’d met Asha.  He’d meet someone and eventually sleep with them without really getting to know them.  This was completely fine with him and he actually had a few women he was ‘seeing’ that didn’t mind it, as well.  When you were in sports, it wasn’t difficult to find girls who were just in it for a casual fling.

Even if he wasn’t particularly happy with Asha, he did see his daughter, Emma.  He didn’t really know what to do with babies, but he knew that it was important she knew who he was.  He didn’t want his child not knowing him.  When she was older and less fragile, he’d even be able to take her with him.  Asha had made it pretty clear she had no intention of keeping Emma from him.

Dominic was slipping back into step with his women and his responsibilities when Camilla turned up.  She’d pretty much fallen off the face of the world a few months back.  He wasn’t really surprised when he saw the news headlines saying that she was pregnant.  She came to his house from the back, trying to avoid the paparazzi.

“Wow, Cammy… you’re uh, really pregnant.”

She removed her hat and glasses.  “Just invite me in, okay?  They might see me!”

“You really should have found out sooner.  You could have hurt the baby on the treadmill.”  Dominic scolded her as they walked into his backyard.  “I really don’t want to be responsible for anyone’s loss.”

Camilla gave a long, dramatic sigh.  “If only!  This baby is going to ruin my life, Dominic.  Now he wants to marry me!  Look at this.  What am I going to do?”

If the gigantic ring on her finger was any indication, she was going to live the rest of her life out in the lap of luxury.  He hadn’t seen the penthouse himself, but he’d seen the building it was in.  It was near the stadium.  It was quite stately.

“It’s not that bad, Cammy.  If you keep up with things, you’ll go back to normal.  Look at Asha… you’d never even be able to tell.”  It was true.  Asha had bounced back unlike anything he’d seen.  She hadn’t been as a big as Cammy already was, though.  He was really just trying to be comforting.

“My album won an award!  An award!”  Camilla was near the point of sobbing now.  “This is horrible.  You understand, don’t you?  You never got married… you didn’t even really want kids, neither do I!  No one understands, but I thought maybe you would…”

He took her hand in an effort to calm her down.  It worked.  She froze, looking at him.  He gave it a small squeeze and said calmly:

“You’ll be fine, Camilla.  It’s not the end of the world, I promise.  You’ll get through it… you may even be surprised by how much you care about that tiny thing inside of you.”

She sniffled.  “I doubt that.  I’m not good with kids.  I wasn’t even good with my siblings!”

He pulled her into a hug.  She smelled amazing.  He’d been horrified when Asha was pregnant and he was in love with her, but Camilla was different.  Even if she was bigger than Asha, she looked beautiful.  It suited her.

“Stop being a drama queen and you’ll get through it,” he coaxed.

She rested her head against his shoulder, not ready to let go.  “If you say so.”

“I do.  I know, Camilla.  You’ll be fine.”

“You know how to calm me down better than anyone else, even my own family.  Thank you.”

He pulled away and looked at her. “Anytime.”

He didn’t really expect her to kiss him.  She made an excuse and ran off quickly afterward, but it happened and that’s really all that mattered.  This was dangerous territory.  Dominic usually made sure the women he dated didn’t have significant others.

He didn’t have much time to waffle over it.  His most recent move up in the world of sports had him trekking to China.  He was their lead star and they wanted to make sure he was in tip-top shape.  He was sent off to China to practice and build his form using martial arts.  Dominic didn’t understand the connection, but he wasn’t going to turn down a vacation.

It was overwhelming.  Dominic hadn’t really traveled since he was a minor and forced to follow his mother around to her many, many different places.  It took him awhile to adjust to not being able to return to his own house or bed.  He was stuck here for a month, so he might as well make the best of it!

It took him awhile, but he did eventually get the hang of martial arts.  It wasn’t necessarily something he was suited to, but it gave him some new moves to use on the field.  He didn’t really care for his teacher, though.  It was an old, cranky woman in glasses who attacked the dummy with a fervor.  She was a little frightening.

Dominic didn’t spend all his time studying martial arts.  He hit up the local scene and scoped out the chicks.  They were definitely pretty, but a little too preoccupied with commitment for Dominic’s needs.  Everyone here seemed to already be married or desperately wanted to be married.  It was a bit much for a commitment-phobe like him.

The others staying at his hotel did not have the same qualms, though.  He hooked up with a sassy French traveler who really didn’t mind the fact that this was a fling.  She actually seemed pretty pleased with that fact.

Dominic did end up hooking up with a local, but she was married and her husband found out.  This did not bode well for Dominic, as the man threatened to go to the press.  He knew his agent was going to scream him up and down when he finally got back.

Dominic was actually a little frightened when his phone rang while he was at the hot springs.  It was thankfully just Kelly.

‘Why didn’t you tell me you were going to China?’

“Do I have to report to you for everything, Kelly?”

‘Cookbooks, Dominic!  Get me some, please?  I doubt I’ll ever see it between our work schedules.’

“Sure, sure.  It’s the least I can do.”

‘Thanks!  Have fun… but not too much.’

He hung up the phone and sighed.  Kelly had dealt with the brunt of his Asha breakdown.  It hadn’t been anything epic, but it had been a bit of moping and feeling sorry for oneself.  He owed her some cookbooks.

Upon finally returning home, Dominic was overjoyed.  Traveling was nice, but he hated leaving Lola behind.  She was getting old now and he really didn’t like leaving her by herself for very long.  She was happy to see him and Kelly was overly pleased with her cookbooks, too.  He avoided Camilla.  He wasn’t sure how to handle that one yet, so it was easier to just avoid it.

She’d give birth and forget all about it… that’s what he hoped.  It’d be less complicated that way.

———————–

Kelly actually did call Dominic while he was away.  They call one another back and forth a lot when I’m playing them.  It’s funny.  He did give her the cookbooks so I’ll have to see if she has them when I play their house next.

Dominic went to China because he had an opportunity for work.  I don’t usually write those in, but this one fit so soon after the kiss with Camilla.  For reference, she came over and started flirting with him!  She’s so bad.  He may not want to complicate things now, but he does have ‘WooHoo with Camilla’ locked in his wish panel…

I can’t wait until Emma is big enough to visit Dominic on her own.  It’s a bit troublesome now.

Dominic started a scandal in China by publicly woohooing everything that moved! Too funny.

Title is Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Interstate Love Song’.

8 comments to 7: Cosaro – ‘Interstate Love Song’

  • Spiration

    Hi I just wanted to say that I loved Boreal Springs, but didn’t actually start to read through the whole thing until you lost it all! I honestly had no idea it had happened until I got to the end and was like, ‘wait, what?!’

    Anyways I had no idea you started another blog until I stumbled across this one, and was like OMG its the Boreal Springs author yayyyy. Then I was even more excited when the name Aperture wasn’t just a coincidence and it was an intended Portal reference. And then I read through all of the updates here in a single night. But yes, I love this and you are awesome and I needed to say so since I never caught any ‘live’ updates on Boreal. So just imagine this comment was on all your posts ever. <3

    • Mao

      Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment. I’m always thrilled when someone new stumbles on my stuff. :D I’m glad you enjoyed Boreal Springs… and also glad you’re enjoying Aperture and are familiar with Portal!

      A single night?! Wow! That’s amazing. Thanks again!

  • Josh

    Poor Dominic. WHAT IS CAMILLA GOING THROUGH SHE IS PREGNANT OMG! I’m so through with their drama. I was rooting for Camilla! I thought you sent him to China to look for a wife, LOL!

    • Mao

      LOL! I really, really don’t see Dominic ever getting married. If he rolls up the wish or shows an inclination towards it, I’ll do it, but I doubt it will ever happen!

  • Uh oh! Things are going to get SO messy with this Camilla/Alex/Dominic thing! I actually can see Camilla forgetting all about the kiss, as she seems like she has the capacity to be kind of fickle. But I can equally see her fixating on it too, just because she seems like she’s currently feeling kind of smothered by Alex, and soon this baby.

    I laughed that Dominic started a scandal in China! I bet he did, lol. It doesn’t seem like there are that many Sims in the vacation hoods and news travels fast in a small town!

    • Mao

      I know. I’m a bit afraid of how messy they could get. I’m hoping she’ll stop freaking out and just be fickle, but you’re right… she fixates, too. She likes exciting things and affairs are exciting, I guess? Sigh!

      LOL, he would not behave at all. Dominic casually woohooed his way through China!

  • This is a great read! So much drama!! Camilla! She is bad news, the quicker Dominic realizes the more likely he’s to keep his career and all the good things he has in life. So is asha dating Clark then? I know he wanted her and now they live together but is it a relationship? Im looking forward to Emma aging up, and glad that Dominic cares to spend time visiting with her. I didn’t know I’d he’d care. And ouch, that hurt to read how Dominic found Camilla more attractive pregnant then asha. She was having his kid too for pity sake! Ouch!

    • Mao

      I worry sometimes that it is too much drama, but my sims tend to lean towards the dramatic and ridiculous. I can’t seem to keep them normal and stable for the life of me!

      Clark and Asha are together now, yes.

      Also, Dominic finding Camilla more attractive than Asha while pregnant might have a lot to do with it NOT being his responsibility, LOL!!

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