The Sims 2 Shenanigans: Finding (and Keeping) Bella Goth
When I first played The Sims 2, I freaked out when Bella Goth was walking past one of my sims’ houses in Strangetown. Sure, I saw her in the Strangetown story images, but I had no idea she’d actually be there walking around!
I saved the game and trawled the net for a way to move her back to reunite her with her husband in Pleasantview. I used a relationship cheat so my sim could have Bella move in, then I moved the entire house to Pleasantview. I moved Bella to the Goth residence, made Mortimer young again, and they lived happily ever after.
I decided to do it again when I reinstalled Sims 2 into my PC a few months back… only things didn’t go quite the way I planned.
I made this fairly attractive male sim named Vincent le Beau to find her. (Yes, he is named after Remy le Beau; and yes, I usually grab last names from my fandoms when I’m feeling uninspired.)
Our dear would-be rescuer didn’t seem too keen on the idea, though. I didn’t know when Bella would come walking past Vincent’s house, so he got a bit distracted by other things.
Bella did saunter past Vincent’s house after a few days, and I managed to get them close enough to have her move in. I figured I’d make them go out on a date for a little fun before moving the whole house (with them inside) to Pleasantview. I forgot the name of the club I had them go to, but…
…I do remember them enjoying themselves at the karaoke machine and on the dancefloor! They seemed to like each other’s company so much that I started having second thoughts about giving her back to Mortimer.
Bella apparently enjoyed her date with Vincent so much that she left an entire bouquet of flowers at his doorstep afterward. I normally only get one rose from successful dates, so I figured it was a sign.
I was still undecided when I moved Bella Goth and Vincent le Beau off to Pleasantview’s Nightlife area, but they looked so darn cute together that I decided not to split them up. Sorry, Morty, but Vincent is keeping Bella for good.
El Santos is a marketing & advertising professional by day and gamer/bookworm/tarot reader by night. She’s prone to sudden fits of fangirling over her varied interests: video games, fiction, art, folkore, anime, and tarot. She currently lives with her husband and 2 rescue cats.