Chloe can’t sleep. Her boyfriend Steven didn’t get home until 9pm tonight, which meant she had to deal with his children all afternoon. They were hungry, tired and noisy.
God, what am I doing here? Chloe thinks to herself. I’m barely thirty, for goodness sake! I shouldn’t be tied down like this. Not yet.
Chloe gets up, She knows what she has to do. She starts writing.
My dearest Steven,
I’m sorry, but I can’t be with you any longer. This lifestyle, it’s driving me crazy. I miss all the things I used to do. I miss the person I used to be.
I know you want me to be this suburban mom, living in this huge house, but… I can’t. That’s not who I am.
I’m sorry it had to be this way, Steven. We’re just too different.
Chloe looks at Steven for a moment, sleeping peacefully. For a minute, she almost regrets her decision. She wants to tear up her note and hop right back into bed. Pretend she never tried to leave him. Pretend everything was normal.
But she can’t.
“I’m sorry, babe,” she whispers. “I can’t be who you want me to be.”
And just like that, she’s gone.
I know what you’re thinking. Holly, you literally just got this couple together! What are you doing breaking them up so soon? Are you crazy?
Alright, alright -hear me out. I’m moving soon. I can’t take all my doll things with me, so it’s time to pare down. I’ve gotta get rid of this huge house, and I’ve gotta get rid of Steven, Grace and Jacob. I like those dolls, but I don’t like them enough to keep them forever.
So, I gutted their storylines.
Chloe, I’ll keep (because she’s so pretty!), and Tamika I’ll keep as well (pictured above, Steven’s daughter). I’m planning on keeping two houses (the yellow / pink bedroom, and the Totally Real house, with the red door), but I’ll be getting rid of the purple house, my two cars, my windsurf board and as many dolls as I can bare to say goodbye to, plus a bunch of clothes and accessories.
I guess it kinda sucks because most collectors like Barbie when they are children, give away their collection and then start again when they have a big fancy house. But lo and behold! My new place will be teeny-tiny and I probably won’t have much more than one drawer to fit all my doll stuff into.
So that’s the update!
Also: If you’re loathing Chloe right now for leaving Steven without saying a word, just you wait. This is only Part 1 of the Finale! ~