When the rain had finally stopped, the residents of Willow Creek were thrilled. Weeks of nonstop downpour and thunderstorms had put a cramp in their usual outdoor lifestyle. The small town was well known for their active and wholesome community: there was no major crime to speak of, and people were generally kind and helpful.
So when the Creekians noticed a new face on the block, they were understably skeptic. This new young woman in town was dark, exotic, tattooed to the high heavens and certainly didn't appear to be the "neighbourhood potluck" type. Rumours ran rampant before long: after all, Nancy Landgraab was good for nothing if not gathering intelligence on the people in Willow Creek!
Initially, it was the young people of Willow Creek who first warmed up to Catherine Little. They went armed with fruitcake and innocuous questions right up to her doorstep. And what did they find out? Actually, not a lot: her name was Catherine Little. She had moved from SimCity to Willow Creek for work, and she worked nights for a growing company based out of SimCity. Her boyfriend Warren had come out to help her get established, but he lived and worked in Pleasantview - about twelve hours' drive away.
So the question of the week soon became: who is Catherine Little, and why is she really here? A question it would take years to answer...