Sabio and Tonto: A story of Wisdom and Folly

It was a beautiful, sunny Spring day in Brindleton Bay. Twins, Sabio and Tonto had just aged up into children. Sabio was a genius sim and wanted to be a Whiz Kid. Tonto, on the other hand was a goofball and wanted to be a Rambunctious Scamp. Even though the twins had complete opposite personalities, they had always been the best of friends. Their mother, Alessandra was extremely proud of both her children and wanted them to be successful in life.

“Sabio! Guess What!” Tonto rushed over to her brother. “You’re mad and I’m not?” Sabio laughed. “No,” she lowered her voice to a whisper, “I just saw on TV that the aliens are going to land in Brindleton Bay.” Sabio raised an eyebrow. “Aliens? Are you sure you weren’t watching a cartoon?” Tonto shook her head. “No it’s true. They are green and they walk like this,” she put one hand in front of her face and the other behind her back and started hopping around. Sabio laughed. “Aliens aren’t real Tonny. It must have been a cartoon.” Tonto folded her arms and stormed off. “I’m not crazy, I know what I saw.”

Sabio took this opportunity to find a quiet spot and do his homework. If he wanted to be the smartest kid in school, he would have to study hard. His solitude was short-lived when Tonto appeared in front of him. “What are you doing Sabio? Homework won’t help you when the aliens land!” Sabio looked at his sister. “I told you, aliens don’t exist. I want to fulfil my aspiration as fast as I can, so I need to study.” Tonto raised her hands. “They do too exist! I’ll show you!”

They laid down on the grass and Tonto pointed up at the sky. “Look,” she said, “there’s a really big UFO right there! I told you they were real!” Sabio started laughing. “Tonny, they’re clouds!” Tonto’s cheeks turned pink. “Oh. I thought they were UFO’s.” Sabio smiled at her. “It’s okay. I won’t tell anyone. Wanna go to the park? I have a chess tournament.” Tonto jumped up. “Sure! Let’s go!”

Some of the neighbors gathered around to watch the tournament. “Checkmate!” Sabio grinned. “Amazing,” his opponent sighed. “That’s impressive kid. Good game. But just so you know, I’ve been practicing and I’m getting better. I’m sure I’ll beat you next week.” Sabio held out his hand and the man shook it. “We’ll see,” he smiled.

Meanwhile, Tonto was having fun on the pirate ship. “Phillip! What do you think you are doing?! Scrub the deck faster!” she yelled. “And you, whatever your name is! Go buy me a parrot!” After a long day, Tonto and Sabio walked home together. “I wonder what Mum is cooking for dinner.” Sabio said. Tonto’s eyes lit up. “Ooh, maybe she is cooking clouds! Mmmm, yum!” Sabio laughed and shook his head. “You sure do make life interesting, Tonny. I’m so glad you’re my sister.” He gave her a hug before heading inside.

Author’s Note:

I chose the names Sabio and Tonto Nino for my characters because of their translations. Sabio is Spanish for Wise and Tonto is Spanish for Foolish. Their surname, Nino is Spanish for Child, so it’s Sabio Nino (Wise Child) and Tonto Nino (Foolish Child). This was my first entry for the monthly simlit short story challenge, so I’m hoping I got it right. Any feedback will be much appreciated 🙂

19 thoughts on “Sabio and Tonto: A story of Wisdom and Folly

  1. Tonto is completely delightful, I really love the relationship between her and her brother. I love how you came up with their names! 🙂

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  2. I vote for aliens! Just to prove to Sabio – although he doesn’t really need much proof – it’s pretty clear he already thinks his sister is pretty great anyway.

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