so this one time, I was playing animal crossing new leaf. Not that 2002 crap. Although that shit was the bomb.
Anyway, it was during fourth period my junior year of high school, September 18th, 2014, I was siting in my library, just minding my own business, play animal crossing new leaf when I go into the Able Sisters store on Main Street, right next to the Nookling junction—I hadn’t gotten the gardening shop yet. I go next door to where one of the able sisters—Lable—is. She sells her own line of accessories. Anything from hats, to sunglasses, to hair bows, to umbrellas, you name it, she had it. Except shoes of course because that’s Kicks’ job—although I didn’t have his shop either at the time.
So I walk in, and there it is. The Crown.
Now this shit, ain’t cheap. We’re not talking 1,000 or 2,000 bells, oh no. We’re talking 1 million bells.
I had just restarted my town so I had little to no money, but I made it my destiny to have that crown. When lunch starts, I tell my friends I’m going to buy this crown—and I’m going to get a million in one day, which didn’t happen—and they all think I’m crazy. I could be spending all this money on my house or on my town, but no. I am spending my fucking money on this damn crown.
This crown was special to me. Very very special. I had never bought this crown before. And at the time, I was a bit of a Princess—well, I still am.
This crown was going to be mine.
Days pass, fish, fruit, and bugs have been sold.
My brother gave me some money because he didn’t want it.
Finally, on September 20th, 2014, I finally sold the last batch of fish, fruits, and bugs. I had raised 1,024,851 bells in a matter of two days—more like one month in animal crossing.
I quickly changed the date back to September 18th, 2014, ran to the bank where all of my money was, and ran all the way to Able Sister.
My thumb started cramping hours before this, but I told myself to push through it and even though I was exhausted, I kept going and pushing past the pain.
I ran into the Able Sisters shop and went where Lable was.
I looked in the ten by ten room for the crown.
But there was nothing there.
Only knit hats for the upcoming winter, sunglasses shaped like triangles, and an umbrella sitting in the middle of the room.
This was the moment that I was the most disappointed in my life.
I had spent countless hours running from the island in my town, all the way up to the recycling shop to sell all of my fruits and bugs and fish and then all the way to the bank to put my money where it belonged to finally step foot in that Able Sisters store and have nothing. I even put a fucking sea shell up for sale for 6,000 bells (it never sold).
I replaced my million in the bank, but kept some out for myself, so I could do a little shopping and maybe upgrade my home.
Maybe someday I’ll get that crown, and when that day comes, I will bet you 1 million bells, that I will not have enough money to pay for it