The Edge of Seventeen Tag: Patrick O’Doherty
Rules: Re-imagine your founder (or a sim you made as an adult) as a teen! Maybe even on prom night? Tag it “the edge of sims” so others can see it too.
Hiya! I was tagged to do the Edge of Seventeen tag by @slythersim! Thank you so much for thinking of me ^_^; For this challenge, I decided to turn back the clock with Patrick and OH MY GOD. I’d never seen him as a teen before? I’m SobBinGGG?!??!?! FDjfdkskdfkshfks. OKAY, TEEN PATRICK:
While usually seen with his hair dyed some vibrant color, this habit didn’t start until after he graduated high school, so at this point in time he still had his natural hair color. He also had a bit of a “emo” or “scene” style and was painfully shy. In fact, he hardly ever spoke or even protested as he was routinely bounced from foster home to foster home. If you asked Patrick why this was, he would give a sad sort of smile and say, “People want kids who’ll make them laugh; who’ll talk to them, show them affection, and love them and I…wasn’t that kid.”
It wasn’t until high school when a small family in Twinbrook took him in that he stayed anywhere long-term. It was enough time that he’d managed to make some friends and feel like he was making progress in school, so he kept a low profile, hoping that if he could be of as little inconvenience to them as possible, they would keep him. His hopes were dashed, however, when during his junior year his foster family informed him that he’d be going to live with another family. Panicked, Patrick managed a choked “Why?” to which they responded with looks of surprise. “Why?” his foster mom had repeated, “Well darlin,’ I didn’t think you liked it here…. You’re always so quiet. Would you like to stay?” His throat tight, Patrick had nodded, and the family from Twinbrook kept him until he aged out of the system. He still keeps in contact with them, and while he doesn’t necessarily see them as his parents (or anyone, for that matter), they’re the closest he’s got, having provided him with support, care, and stability. It’s also what sparked his interest in his current career choice…seeing all those therapists, he became inspired by the work they did and decided he wanted to do the same for others, but through the expression of art.
Whew! Okay. Now of course you don’t have to do this if you already have or if you’d prefer not to, but I’m tagging @anchoredsims, @dstarsims, @freckled-pixels, @msmidnightblonde, @simovee, @simsmono, and @lyrea! <3