When Elf and Clive grew up, he confessed that he had a crush on her. Â Her best friend asked her out, out of the blue, andÂ she refused him almost immediately.
In truth, Elf was taken by surprise by this. She hadnâ€™t realized that he felt that way about her, and there was good reason.Â
She never told Clive, but her familyâ€™s situation was often dire. Things kept breaking constantly and the bills needed to be paid. Â Having the electricity shut off was a common occurrence with the Marlens. Â She would take it upon herself to head out into the neighbourhood every day to gather wild flowers and food to stock the fridge or sell for simoleons. Â And she also needed to keep her grades up.Â