I was supposed to work on another story today (and still may get to it), but I had to postpone that when UPS pulled up and dropped off a new resident. Ms.Slay - aka I Slay Nadja - is in the house. I'm so glad I didn't hesitate to buy her. I had been waiting for Integrity to come out with a very dark-skinned lady I really wanted. Articulated ladies are hard to come by in this skin tone (ask Ember).
She's very sought after, but I would not sell her. That's not my style. I buy to keep. So Ms. Slay shall stay (sorry, I just had to). I haven't decided if she goes to Play or Display. She's not cheap and she'd be wonderful for modeling. So I thought I would discuss with her and she could help sway me one way or the other. Yes, I am discussing it with her. But first a view of her in the box.
Ms. Slay: Well, from what I can see, both could work. I could certainly consider joining a modeling agency. I can tell that Chambray is cut from the same cloth. We both have striking beauty. She'd be cool to work with.
Me: Okay. I can see that.
Ms. Slay: However, I'm rare, so you may want to treat me very special and place me in Display.
I know there are other ladies in there with my skin tone, but they can't model and move like I can. So I'll definitely still stand out. I would be great for re-dressing and posing, even in Display.
Me: You're not really helping me to decide.
Me: No, we can't cover up that shirt. I really like it.
Ms. Slay: If I go to Play, how often will I be seen? Will I have to stand around for a while like the others?
Me: Yes, until I have enough living and/or social places for more interaction and screen time.
Ms. Slay: Hmmm. I'm thinking I could have the best of both worlds. Can I be in Display and sometimes come out to play? I'm sure I would need to travel for a lot of modeling gigs anyway.
Me: I guess I could do that. The other girls would look at you like you think you're special.
Me (laughing): Yes, I can see you agree with being special. But if you get to play, you have to be assigned a name and I don't think it will be Nadja.
Ms. Slay: No problem. We can just make that my middle name. We may not want to lose the integrity of who I am.
Me (rolling my eyes): Very funny.
Ms. Slay: Beauty and a quick wit. So many layers to me.
Me: So I guess that settles it. You are assigned to Display with Play privileges.
Ms. Slay: You're making the right decision, Babe. But before I go to Display, I need to negotiate my Play life.
Me (hesitating): If you say so. What do you have in mind?
Ms. Slay: I'm thinking I'd love a hot man. He has to be taller than me and I love a tan or darker man. A chocolate man, much like sweet dark chocolate me, me would be wonderful. I'm thinking someone like that Darius.
Me: Darius is very expensive. It would take a lot for me to get him.
Ms. Slay: I can't just be with anyone. Plus we need to be either dating for a while with him ready to propose or already engaged. I would love to walk down the aisle in a one of a kind wedding dress. I think you can make that happen, right?
Ms. Slay: And I need a big wedding. We'll spare no expense. After all, I am a top model and my man is, well he makes a lot of money. You can use your imagination to figure out what he does. I trust you.
Me: Gee, thanks.
Ms. Slay: Sure, Honey. Well, I guess we can work out more details later. You know, when you present your proposal on my life. Keep in mind that I'd love children, but I'll need a team to keep me in shape during any pregnancies. I can't afford stretch marks.
Me: Thank you?
Ms. Slay: No problem, Babe. You'll find that I'm very low maintenance and easy to please. So, shall we be on our way?
Me: I think that would be good.
Ms. Slay is off to Display. Good gravy! I am so happy many of the residents here are pretty humble. I thought Tasha was challenging. Just as I make one of these residents very happy, this Diva shows up.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye