7.9: Felix

This whole thing is so much easier than I thought it’d be.

Like, almost TOO easy.

All it took was a few trips to the gym and a little name-dropping… Oh, and a couple last-minute football lessons with Bryce.

I guess part of me feels kinda bad… ish. Like, I keep remembering what Jasper and Meg said. About lying to try and get a girlfriend. Or not being myself…

But like, I didn’t really lie, did I? I was still myself… in a way.

Like, I told Amna I work out all the time… And lately, that’s been totally true! I’ve been going to the gym like, every day. And when I told her I love it, well… I think I can learn to? I’m still sore as hell after my workouts, but it’s kinda fun too, now that I’m getting the hang of it

And I am related to Tobias Rosebrook. That part wasn’t a lie either! And thanks to Bryce, I do play a little football now. Like, very very little. But it’s something, right?

And once I brought Amna over to Mama’s house for the first time, things got way easier. It felt a lot less like pretending after that.

The first time she came over, basically all she wanted to do was look at those old trophies in the library. It was like she was hypnotized or something. But the way she was looking at them was pretty cute.

She even asked if she could touch them… but I had a feeling my Opi would probably kill me if I let her. Luckily Amna didn’t push it too much. She was fine with just looking. And uh, I had a nice time doing some looking of my own too…

Then we went outside and played a little football. I volunteered to be goalie, and she didn’t seem to notice how much I sucked… I’m pretty sure she thought I was trying to be nice or something by letting her get all those shots in? I dunno. Either way, it was awesome!

Then the next time she came over, I got out the basketball (since it’s like, way more my thing). I was kinda nervous I was gonna choke again like I did in front of Tam though… But I didn’t.

And all I had to do was make a couple baskets and she was so amazed! “You never told me you played basketball too.” She got all goo-goo eyed over it… Score! It was so crazy how easy it was. I never thought I could ever impress a girl like Amna…

I know we just met like two weeks ago, but damn. She’s just so awesome. She’s funny and beautiful and really nice too. And like, so passionate. About football, mostly… And okay, I’ll admit it’s definitely not my favorite. But I love hearing her talk about it, even if I don’t totally get what she’s saying all the time.

And when she came to Papa’s house this afternoon, she showed me she can be passionate about other things too…

Ahhhh it was so freaking awesome. Thank God Rubi and Papa weren’t home. I mean, we barely did anything except kiss. But damn… She was so good. Maybe even more into it than Hallie used to be.

And I just can’t wait til she lets me kiss her again… And maybe do some other stuff too?

But it’s not like it’s JUST about that kinda thing. It’s not.

Honestly, it’s just nice to finally feel like I’m hanging out with a girl who’s actually interested in what I have to say.

I mean yeah, I can’t talk to her about most of the stuff I want to. Most of the time it’s sports stuff… But like, I actually know enough that we can really have a conversation about it (Playing is a whole different story… but I’ve been pretty good at dodging that bullet so far!).

But that’s not the only thing we talk about either. I mean okay, maybe like… 80% of the time? But sometimes we talk about movies and stuff. Or we play with Mayonnaise and Fiona too. Amna loves animals. And she’s so good with them!

So yeah, I guess that’s pretty much it.

So far so good, right?

Not that things are perfect or anything... But hey, nothing ever is, right?

Like, I wish I was brave enough to remind her my name’s Phoenix. But it just feels too awkward to bring it up… I’m kinda kicking myself for letting it go on so long. What the hell was I thinking? But it’s too late to do anything about it. So I guess I’m ‘Felix’ now.

But it’s not like she’s the first person to mess that up anyway. As all those jerks at school love reminding me, Phoenix is a weird freaking name. I’m used to getting called “Felix” on like, a daily basis. It’s just usually a lot easier to correct people.

But Amna’s just so cute when she says it. And honestly? She can call me anything she wants. I wouldn’t care.

Other people might care though. Like, Mama and Dev looked at her like she had three heads when they heard her call me that… But they didn’t say anything about it. And luckily she hasn’t said it in front of Papa or Rubi yet.

I did tell my friends about it though. Bryce thinks it’s hysterical, of course. And Tam and Jasper say it’s ‘fitting’. “New character, new name!” They told me.

And I guess they have a point. If you were re-rolling your D&D character, you’d never give them the same name as your old one. So if you think about it, it kinda makes sense, almost? Well, as much as anything about this can make sense. Like, I know it’s super weird or whatever…

But hey, at least it’s working!

And the best part is, Amna doesn’t go to my school. So when I’m there with my friends, I can still be myself. I can talk about video games and D&D and be the same boring old Phoenix I’ve always been.

But whenever she comes over, well…

I guess just call me Felix.


Those of you who follow my thread on the Sims Forums might have already seen this announcement, but just in case… Both this week and next, Ashes to Ashes will be featured in the Book Club thread on the Sims Forums. ^_^

The focus of the discussion will be the first half of Harper’s generation (from her birth til when she ended up in jail). The first week (this week) is for general/open discussion, as well as time to submit some questions to the “Coffee Hour” host, SimsLover163 🙂 (I think he might explain this process in more detail in the thread!)

Then next week (starting on the 18th) there will be Q&A/discussion questions for both myself and you guys 🙂

I’d love it if some of you with accounts on the forums stopped by to check things out. Thanks, guys! ❤

52 thoughts on “7.9: Felix

  1. I’m crying, seriously. ‘People who always call you by the wrong name’ are supposed to be coworkers and baristas and such. Not freaking girlfriends. For fuck’s sake Phoenix.

    Also look at that huge fluffy boi! I would like to know who named him Mayonnaise…

    RIP Tomato tho 😦

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    1. “For fuck’s sake Phoenix” could be the motto for his arc 😂😂😂

      And yesssss I love Mayonnaise. Zayne named him, of course 😉 But… yes, RIP 😦

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        1. Hahaha yeahhhhh we all needed a break from the heaviness of Harper’s gen, myself included!

          Things will get more serious at the end of this arc and into his YA one. But even as things turn more toward typical A2A drama, it will never get quite as heavy as the Harper stuff! Haha

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    2. >Not freaking girlfriends

      To be absolutely candid, I dated the guy-who-was-to-become-my-husband for nearly two weeks before I really was sure what his name was. It gets really, really awkward to wake up in your boyfriend’s bed and have to think “hey, what was your name again? I don’t think I caught it”…

      I read it off some mail he had sitting on the counter. On the other hand, our 12 year anniversary is next week, so it didn’t turn out worthy of a Rosebrook 🙂

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      1. Hahaha omg I love this story 😂❤️ Glad it all worked out for you guys in the end though 😉 Too funny!

        Although whether or not Amna and Phee have any sort of long term future together remains to be seen! 😉

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  2. Well, at least Felix is a pretty cool name (its always been one of my favorites, at least).

    Still, I think his strategy of putting all of his emotional eggs into one fragile basket will probably work out in his favor. I mean, when he has to introduce her to his friends, what’s the worst that could happen? Especially if it’s a situation where he has to be in two places at once as two different people (Felix and his “twin,” Phoenix) which will involve lots of quick changing and people following along with the ruse only for somebody (Hallie?) messing it all up. Oh, or it could go the “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” route where he puts on a giant sports tournament only for somebody to call him out and he has to prove himself, only for him to fail miserably ahahahahaha.

    I love this kid and his teenaged years. I hope everything continues with him being kind of clueless and oblivious.

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    1. Lmao your comments never fail to crack me up 😂 I agree that this will 100% work out in his favor and that any of the above-mentioned scenarios would totally end really well. He’s doing great!!!!

      I’m glad you’re enjoying his antics. It’s been very fun to write them! 😂

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  3. Forget Felix–call him Phoenis, because he’s thinking with his penis ffs. LOL.

    Yeahhhh, there’s no way this’ll backfire somewhere down the line. He’s just losing his identity in whatever he thinks this girl might want. It’s better to be boring and authentic than attempt to maintain a fake persona for so long. He’ll never be able to have a genuine relationship with this girl, but right now it seems like all he wants is A Girl, mostly to prove Hallie wrong.

    Ah, youth. He’ll probably grow out of it, once he’s more secure in himself and his interests.

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    1. He is 100% thinking with his penis, yes 😂 Typical teenage boy… the wrong head is in charge!

      He’s definitely trying to prove a point. Whether it’s to Hallie or himself or the world at large, who knows? He just wants to not be boring anymore. And unfortunately that seems to be coming at the cost of who he is…

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  4. Poor Felix, oops I mean Phoenix! Lol….he WAS enjoying the view though. So to get to kiss her and maybe do other stuff and hang out, yep, just call me Felix. Agreed, she is very pretty. 😂😂😂. I almost feel bad laughing going at the poor guy.

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    1. Hahaha yes, as Kelly said, he’s thinking with his penis right now 100% 😂 So any chance at being physical with a pretty girl is worth it, I guess? Haha he’s such a mess. But I love him ❤️

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  5. *gasp* A book club? Congratz!!! I feel so sorry for Phoenix, I mean Felix. He was great just as he was and he’d pretending to be this new him. Just like Tam said New character, New name he’s not himself and I can just seeing this going so far left that he loses his friends. If someone doesn’t like you for who you are then they are not meant to be in your life. I really wish that Phoenix would open up to both sets of his parents so they can help him out because Harper and Erik essentially went through something similar. Well, I can’t wait for this to crash and burn. As my parents would say “life is the best teacher” and this is one lesson that he’ll learn the hard way if he doesn’t see the value in himself now. Great job as always!!!!

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    1. Great words of wisdom from your parents! And they will likely be true for Phee… a lesson will be learned one way or another!

      Also interesting prediction that he might jeopardize some of his friendships if he takes things too far! That’s a definite possibility 😬 But Hopefully things wont get to that point…

      Thank you so much for reading!


  6. We just watched the Sandlot with our kids this week. In those immortal words, Phoenix, “YOU’RE KILLING ME, SMALLS.”


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  7. I see this coming back to bite him in the butt, so bad.
    We had Tomato, now we got Mayonnaise, the next dog needs to be 🍞, then Salt, and don’t forget Pepper. 😁 Talking about all this food makes me hungry. What’s for lunch?😉

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    1. Ha! We’ll see… Zayne’s been at the forefront of all this food themed dog naming. Maybe when he’s gone, Phee will name them after videogame characters or D&D monsters 😂😂😂



    But first: “I was kinda nervous I was gonna choke again like I did in front of Tam though… But I didn’t”
    You choked in front of Tam, did you? Were you… on your knees at the time? 😈
    (Kekekekekeke) 😎
    I kid.
    (Or do I?)
    Pham is less awesome ship name than Jam, but I could learn to love it.

    Where was I… OH YES.
    I’m usually against violence against sims (shut ittttt) but this boi boi is begging to be twapped on the nose like a TS3 werewolf 😑

    Dude, your gf doesn’t even know your name: YOU LIVE ON A BED OF LIES.
    Just goes to show how easy it is to justify poor behaviour when you put your mind to it.

    Well, idunno why I’m getting so worked up about it; this will definitely sort itself out eventually in a glorious manifestation of disaster.

    /Rolls away

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    1. Hmm… maybe the wrong brother you’re thinking of with that type of choking… 🤔😈

      Phee has definitely caught himself in a rather sticky (shh, not like that!) web of lies here. I wonder how long it’ll be before he gets tired of it.


  9. I felt so sad for Phoenix. It’s such a self esteem hit when you. Ant be yourself in front of your girlfriend. And he likes being away from her so he can be himself. Ugh. Not a good match. Ditch her and move on Phoenix…you don’t want to be Felix forever! 😭

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  10. It’s easy to laugh at Phoenix from this point in my life (and let’s face it, it’s pretty comical from here!), but sadly I remember all too well being like him. Well, not thinking with my penis, as that would have been a real trick, but being a human chameleon and trying so hard to be whatever I thought people would like the best, in order to make friends. I’d like to hope he learns his lessons easier than I did, but let’s face it—he’s a Rosebrook! Let’s just make popcorn.

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    1. Yeah, as comical as it is, it’s quite sad too! Sorry you had to learn a similar lesson to the one he will (hopefully?) learn too! It can be so hard to be young and want nothing more to fit in 😦

      On a lighter note… want some butter for that popcorn? 😜


  11. Wow. Phoenix must be very desperate to have female friends of he doesn’t even care to correct her saying his name wrong. Not that it can’t happen, but on a regular basis? Guy how are you supposed to build up trust if she ever finds out you let her willingly make such a tiny mistake and embarrass herself in front of all your friends and family? That isn’t going to last for long

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    1. Nope, what are you talking about? Felix and Amna will be together forever and ever! 😉

      He is digging himself into such a hole here… gah! He’s hopeless (but I love him anyway 😂)

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      1. Oh yes, one wouldn’t be so annoyed if one didn’t like him so much. He’s ruining his own life? Let him. But that way you’re just annoyed because he’s still so sweet in some way and you’d wish him better xD

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  12. I think it’s hee-larius the fact that he is pretendind to be someone he isn’t, *and* is being called by a name that isn’t his. Anna know’s Felix, not Phoenix…This is sooooo going to blow up in his face, when Anna starts to want to spend time with him, and he has to keep this facade 24/7…It’s like a silly thing, that surely will turn into a real mess later.( And when his friends try to tell him that he should stop, he won’t listen to them…)

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    1. Hehehe he’s literally being a totally different person! 😉 Goodbye Phoenix, hello Felix! 😂

      Um, but I don’t know what you’re talking about when you say this will blow up in his face. Obviously everything is going to be fine. 😉

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  13. Sounds like Amna and Felix are perfect for each other!

    Now where does that leave Phoenix?

    It’s a shame, because she does actually seem nice, and maybe she would even be interested in his actual interests, but I doubt she’ll be very understanding once it actually transpires their relationship has been built on a lie.

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    1. Ha! That was cute (and accurate! 😛 ) Amna and Felix are a great match… Amna and PHOENIX though… well… that remains to be seen! Hehe


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