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Prompt: Dotty finally gets to take her European tour (rosefyre)
Characters: Dotty
Rating: G
Summary: Dotty’s on her way to SimEurope in style.
Notes: Probably canon, but will not appear in any future chapters. Dotty’s trip to SimEurope will be implied in the story. Small, minor spoiler, if you can pick up on it.
Word Count: 393

Dotty peered out the small, round window of the airplane. All she could see was soft, cotton-like clouds, occasionally giving way to small patches of rippled blue ocean thousands of feet below her. She smiled to herself. She was finally doing it. After dreaming about it since she was a teenager, Dotty Bradford was going to see the sights of SimEurope.

She smoothed the skirt of her new traveling suit as she went over her itinerary in her head one more time. Her flight would land in Simdon, where she would spend a few days. From there, a quick but necessary stop in Simmandy, then SimParis, the SimFrench countryside, Simte Carlo, SimVenice, and onto SimRome, where she would catch another airplane back to Simerica. She would be busy, but there was still so much she had needed to leave off of her schedule as she only had three weeks of vacation. Still, some SimEurope was better than no SimEurope, and it gave her an excuse to go back sometime in the future.

“Excuse me, Miss Bradford,” one of the stewardesses said. “Can I get you something to drink with your meal?”

Dotty looked up. “A glass of wine would be lovely. Can you suggest something that will go with dinner?”

“Of course. You requested the filet Mignon, yes?” She paused as Dotty nodded. “I’ll be right back with your drink and your dinner.” The stewardess picked up the dish that had once held Dotty’s shrimp cocktail appetizer, and headed back towards the back of the airplane.

Moments later, she returned with Dotty’s dinner on a china plate, and a set of silverware wrapped in a linen napkin. Dotty’s mouth watered as she inhaled the lovely smell of her steak, whipped potatoes, and green beans with almonds. There was a glass of burgundy wine to complement the steak, and Dotty sniffed it as she swirled it around in the glass before taking a sip.

“Will there be anything else, Miss Bradford?”

“No, thank you. It looks delicious.”

The stewardess smiled. “When you’ve finished, let me know and I’ll bring your dessert. Lemon chiffon pie.”

Dotty nodded, as she tucked the napkin into her collar so she wouldn’t accidentally spill on her expensive suit. She gazed out the window again as she ate her dinner, wondering what adventures awaited her once she landed in Simland.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 22nd, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
*shakes head* Ah, airplanes in the 1950s: so different from now!

I'm glad Dotty is getting to take her trip, though.

[Spoiler]I'm guessing the stop in Simmandy is the spoiler? This is not good, because Dotty most likely wouldn't be stopping for one of the cousins we don't know at all, and Danny is going to Simpan, which...really really hoping it's not Nick, but oh dear.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
*needs to make a Dotty icon now*

Yes, air travel is very different. I'm not sure the high class service is worth the dress code - having flown in a suit for business, I can't recommend it.

It is nice that she's getting to travel like she always wanted.

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It is the spoiler, but I'm not telling why she's stopping.
Oct. 22nd, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
Dotty is going to have a blast I'm sure. And oh my goodness what service!

[spoiler] I'm with Rose, when you said Simmandy, I immediately thought Nick or someone we know. I have a feeling it's not Nick, but I'm still worried about him.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
She is going to have a lot of fun. Yeah, airline service isn't what it used to be.

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Yes, that's the little spoiler, but I'm not saying more than that. *zips lips*
Oct. 23rd, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
I'm glad that Dotty still gets to go to SimEurope! I can't help but wish that airline travel still had such good food. Though I'm fine with not having to dress up to go on an airplane.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that she'll get to see it too. It would be nice if air travel was still that fancy (and with such good food!), but having to wear your best clothes would not be fun at all.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
Aside from the fact that planes are much safer now, daaaaaaaaaaaamn I could not argue with that service.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
Kind of makes you long for those days, especially if you were going on a long trip. But improved safety is a good thing, so I suppose the trade-off is worth it.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, remember when airlines took pride in their services?! Me neither:)
Oct. 24th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
No kidding. Too bad things changed.
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