Fatima Richards, Henna's, Ember's and Syren's mother, has arrived at Ember's house. She's picking up Erwyn.
Fatima (taking off her coat): Okay. I can wait. We can chat.
Ember: Where's Syren? I thought she was driving.
Fatima: She's outside in the car, keeping it warm. She was having a conversation on the Bluetooth with her friend, Marlin. Hopefully she'll be done before I get back in the car.
Fatima: It looks that way and it's nice, but it's hard listening to a conversation when you're not part of it.
Ember: So let's have a seat while we wait for my child to appear.
Ember: I know what you mean. I like that we're here too, especially with the holidays coming up.
Fatima: So is Erwyn excited about our trip to New York?
Ember: Ever since you told her, that's all she has talked about.
Ember: I think I will actually relax. No work. Wrap up some shopping. Just enjoy being able to do whatever I want.
Fatima: That's the spirit! Take care of yourself and have some quality alone time.
Ember: I have been trying to figure out where to put one. I love my townhouse, but I have to use the space wisely. I need to make a decision soon though. Plus, Erwyn had a hard time last year when I put up a tree. It was always Evan's special time with her. They would decorate together. So I had to stop mid-way through putting it up last year.
Fatima: Well, she just needs some time and a chance to make a new connection and new memories of putting up the tree. I remember some things I stopped doing for a while when your father passed. It takes a while.
Fatima (changing the subject): Well, I saw every room in the house during my last visit, except your business office. So can I see the room where you make your dreams come true?
Ember (laughing): Well, it's not Disney, but it will do. Let's finish your tour then.
They both head downstairs so Fatima can see Ember's office.
Ember: Thank you. I don't have Henna's touch, but I can do something simple.
Fatima: Yes, she does know how to put a room together and make it sing. But you each have your own talents.
Fatima: Well, I won't argue with you there. I'm going to have a seat for a second. I've been running around doing last minute shopping.
Ember: To be well dressed enough to shop in New York?
Ember: I hope so. They are doing pretty well. They had a recent catalog shoot and now they are both booked for another shoot for the same catalog company. So the checks are about to start coming in. They are happy.
Fatima: I'm so proud of you.
Ember: Thank you, Mom. Maybe we should head back upstairs. Erwyn should be ready by now.
Fatima and Ember go upstairs and Ember calls Erwyn. Erwyn responds that she's coming and then she comes in to the living room to greet her grandmother.
Fatima: Are you sure you packed everything?
Erwyn: Mommy packed for me. Where's Aunt Sy?
Fatima: She is in the car, Baby. Where we should be heading. We're off to New York City. So get your coat on, give your mom a kiss and let's hit the road.
Erwyn: Okay, Grandmom.
Erwyn gives her mother a hug and a kiss. Her grandmother helps her with her coat and they head to the car where Syren has finished her phone call. Ember locks up and starts enjoying her time alone.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye