Nerves. They where getting the best of Lee – she kept thinking, what IF she failed? What IF she embarrassed her family name? What IF she let her Abuelita down? she kept running these morbid scenarios in her mind when she heard a throat clear behind her…
“Not bad for a little shack Ms. Lee! “
“As I live and breathe! Is that you Jonathan Pruett?”
“In the flesh chica!”
“I didn’t recognize you without the earwax salad all over your apron!”
“Ha! I almost didn’t recognize you with out scrambled eggs all over your face! ”
“You, always the class clown! How is Skyla and the bebés?”
“They’re great! I am so lucky to have them.”
“Yes, you are! If you ever forget I will hit you upside your head with my Abuelita’s skillet! “
Saying the words ‘Abuelita’ put Lee back in a state of contemplation. “No joke, I was seriously about to call you today, such a cool coincidence! I needed to glean some inspiration from you friend. All of this is so overwhelming I don’t know if I have what it takes to be a success at it.”
“Lee, I know what it feels like to not know how things are going to get done…trust me. And I also know what it’s like to want to make my family proud. But most of all I know that when you’re passionate about something, everything will turn out right because you will have people in your corner cheering you on. I know I am!”
“You have always been such a wonderful friend. Your message is very timely. Thanks so very much. I know you have plans for your own restaurant, and well, it is unorthodox to be supportive of another restaurateur but please know that I too will be there to support you, Skyla, and your children too.”
Jonathan continued to encourage Lee that evening. She was in sore need of a friend and a listening ear. Jonathan and his wife had been a big support to Lee throughout their culinary school endeavors and her year in hiatus from school. That evening they promised to keep in touch and swapped recipe’s. They ended their visit on a high note… Abuelita’s Southwestern Scramble!
Saying goodbye to her dear friend was bittersweet, because Lee knew her opening was a few hours away, and that scared her anew.
A/N: All of Jonathan’s dialogue was written and approved by Jes2G!
This installment was a collab with the most wonderful Simlit Author of the Pruett Legacy!
Jes2G’s Stories can be found here: http://www.jes2gstories.com/simslit/
** Thanks Jes for entrusting this precious Sim to me for this crossover story!**
Also note, she is the creator of the Restaurant Challenge – the rules and forum thread can be found here: http://goo.gl/jSSNQ0