Ember has an evening meeting scheduled with her three models so they can all meet each other and so she can have a general update meeting. She has also invited a special guest to speak with them. She is getting dressed and dropping Erwyn off with Cyann.
The phone rings while Ember is still thinking about what to wear.
Syren: Hi! I'm about to go out with this new guy, but I wanted to ask you about your favorite place to go to the beach.
Ember: Umm...I really don't have an answer for you. Can you just look something up?
Syren: I guess. I really wanted an opinion from someone. I don't know that many people who go to the beach. Can you help me out.
Ember: Well, I'm actually getting dressed for a meeting this evening, so I can't really talk. I can call you tomorrow. Okay?
Syren (sounding disappointed): Sure. That's fine. Enjoy your meeting. I guess I can come up with a different plan. Thanks. Bye.
Ember (laughing): Thanks for the support. Goodbye.
Ember hangs up and continues to stress over the right outfit. Erwyn comes into her room.
Ember: Erwyn, that is not the shirt I laid out for you. Where is the other shirt?
Erwyn: I like this one. Can I wear it?
Ember: No, Erwyn. Please put on the shirt I laid out for you and put that one back in the drawer.
Erwyn: But, Mom. I like this one. Please, please, please.
Ember (being stern): I understand you like it, but it is not what I want you to wear. Go put on the one I want you to wear and I don't want to have to repeat myself again.
Erwyn (disappointed and frowning): Okay.
Erwyn heads back to her room to change her shirt. Ember puts on the white skirt and then the phone rings.
Cyann: Hi, Ember. That's why I'm calling. I'm so sorry. Gray has a family emergency with his father. We need to head to the hospital and they're two hours away. We have to leave and we wont be back until tomorrow. We have to spend the night. I can't take care of Erwyn. I'm so sorry.
Ember (shocked for a minute): Oh! Okay. I understand. I hope his father will be okay. Be safe.
Cyann: I'm so sorry, Ember. I wish this didn't happen. I know you have plans.
Ember: It's an emergency. Of course I understand. Let me know how things go. Thank you. Bye.
Cyann: Bye, Em.
Ember puts the phone down. She is not sure what to do. She could ask Henna, but Henna is always working. Syren already has plans. Ember thinks how nice it would be if her mother was still in town, but she's not so she can't settle on that thought. While Ember's thinking, Erwyn comes back into Ember's room.
Ember: It's fine, Erwyn.
Erwyn: Do you need help picking something to wear?
Ember: Sure. Thank you for offering.
Ember thinks about taking Erwyn with her. She's not sure what to do, but that's her only option. She lets Erwyn sit on her bed while she goes back to choosing something to wear.
Ember (barely listening): Yes, it's pretty. Maybe you're right. I just need to figure out what to wear it with. I don't know why getting dressed is so hard right now.
Erwyn: Can I pick out your clothes since you pick out mine?
Ember (laughing): Oh! So you want to be in charge of my wardrobe, huh? Well, if you put together a good combination, I may just wear it.
The phone rings. Ember looks at it. It's Avery. Ember and Avery don't really speak much, but since the first night they met, they had exchanged numbers, Ember has her number in her phone.
Avery: Hi, Ember. It's Avery.
Ember: Yes, hi, Avery. How are you?
Avery: I'm good, thanks. Hey, Cyann called me and told me that you need a sitter tonight. You are most welcome to bring Erwyn here. She can keep Aviana company and we'd take good care of her.
Ember (feeling tears come to her eyes): Oh my goodness! Yes! Thank you so much for calling me and being willing to help me. I truly appreciate it.
Avery: No problem. Bring her by when you're ready. You'll just need to let me know if she has any allergy. I do want to give her back to you in the same healthy state in which you leave her.
Ember: She doesn't have any allergies. She can eat lots of things. Thank you so much.
Avery: Okay. Well, I'll text you my address and we'll see you shortly. Okay?
Ember: Yes, thank you so much.
Ember is excited and so grateful Cyann went the extra mile and reached out to Avery for help. She doesn't want to call her and disturb her, but she does send a text to thank her and knows she'll thank her again the next time they speak. Ember gets dressed, gathers up her stuff and heads out with Erwyn.
A little while later at the Hamilton's.
Avery: I don't want to interrupt your fun, but I am trying to keep up with the story line, you two.
Craig: But we have to play. It's the way to a longer life.
Avery: What? What fortune cookie did you get that quote out of?
Craig: It's a well known fact.
Aviana: It's a well know fak, Mommy.
Avery: Okay. Well, can you keep it down just a little, please?
Avery: You two are cracking me up, but you still need to keep it down.
There's a knock at the door and Avery gets up to answer it. It's Ember dropping Erwyn off. Avery greets them and brings them into the living room.
Ember and Erwyn: Hi.
Ember: Hi, Aviana. You look so cute!
Aviana: Thank you.
Ember: I can't say enough how much I appreciate your having Erwyn over this evening.
Avery: It's no problem. We're glad to have her.
Craig: It sure isn't. She'll be fine.
Ember kisses Erwyn, tells her to be good and she'll be back later. Avery and Craig know it could be hard for Erwyn to be alone with them when she's not around them, so they are going to make sure they do what they can to make her feel comfortable. Craig goes close and gets down on the floor, a technique he has learned when dealing with children when he's working.
Erwyn (a little shy, but intrigued): Okay.
Craig: So, what do you say we all go out a little later for a snack? Do you like ice cream or water ice?
Erwyn (smiling): Yes, I like both.
Craig: Okay then. We definitely need to go get some. Especially in this summer heat.
Erwyn decides it could be okay to be with Craig and Avery, especially if a delicious snack is included.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye