We're still checking in on some residents to see what they're up to. Parker has moved in with his roommate, Jun Kito, who just purchased a condo. Jun is updating the condo to suite his taste, but they are living there as Jun works on it. He's fortunate to have Parker living with him now to help out when he has time, but he's not depending on him to get it done.
It's Parker's first week of being there and Jun thought it would be nice for them to go out to eat and get to know each other. They are at Color Burst enjoying a beer while they wait for their food to arrive.
Parker: That's fine with me. I don't know a lot of people, but it would be nice to meet some of your friends. If I don't feel like attending, I can just stay in my room. It's not a problem.
Jun: Okay. That's good to know. If you're in your room, I'll respect that.
Parker: Thank you. I'll try not to be too much of a party pooper.
Meanwhile, at the other table, Marcel Peters is sitting with his mother, Samantha Foster, chatting while they wait for his girlfriend, Jadyn Garrett, to arrive.
Marcel: Well, I'm glad I can do things for you. You deserve it.
Samantha: I don't know how I raised such a lovely son all on my own.
Marcel: Mom, Dad is around and has been raising me too.
Samantha: Maybe, but not really. I mean, you lived with me and visited him. That doesn't count.
Marcel: Yes, it does. That's as good as it can get when you weren't together.
Samantha: Hmm...Maybe...(looking across the restaurant) Oh, there's Jadyn now.
Marcel turns to look and then stands up to greet Jadyn when she arrives.
Jadyn: I'm glad to see you too.
Marcel: You look hot tonight. I like it.
Jadyn (giggling): Thank you.
Marcel: I ordered you a drink already. I know what you like.
Jadyn: Okay. Thanks.
Marcel lets Jadyn go so she can greet his mother. They exchange a hug and then Marcel helps Jadyn onto her chair and sits down himself.
Jadyn: I think you can still wear some very nice things. This may be a little young for you to wear, but that's just because of society, not because you can't look good in it.
Samantha: Aren't you sweet? You're still the best girlfriend my baby has ever had. He'd better hold on to you. Even if he doesn't, I will.
Marcel: I'm not letting go, Mom. You...
The waitress returns with the drinks and takes their food order.
Parker: I never thought of it that way, but it makes sense.
Jun: So I like to have ladies over too. I have to warn you I'm not seeing just one woman. I'm not ready yet for that. I mean, they all know, but don't be surprised if you see me entertaining a variety.
Parker: It's not my business. You're single and can do what you want. Of course, I hope none of them are the violent jealous type. Are they?
Jun: No. I make it very clear what my purpose is when I'm rapping to someone. They know they are not the only crayon I color with. They need to know I like variety. Hey, what about you? Do you mix it up or do you have a special lady?
Parker: Right now, there's no one. But I don't like to mix it up. I'm not one to juggle like that. I don't like drama.
Jun: Yeah, I get that. It's cool.
Marcel: Mom, we're taking our time. We've only been dating for close to a year. We don't need to rush.
Samantha: Well don't take too long. Ladies like to have commitment. They need it. Just like I should have demanded it from your father. (to Jadyn) Sweethear, don't let the babies come without the 'I do.'
Jadyn (laughing): Okay, I won't.
Jadyn: I'm sure you were. You made a cute baby who turned out to be a handsome man.
Samantha (reaching for her cell phone): Hey, let me show you a photo of us when I was younger and prettier.
Jadyn: You have a photo of you both in your phone?
Samantha: Yes. Well, they were paper photos and I took photos of those photo with my phone. I can't help it. I reminisce. Richard is quite a looker. So handsome.
Marcel is shaking his head as his mother pulls up the photos and shows them to Jadyn.
Meanwhile, at the other table...
Parker: That would be nice. I sometimes go with my brother-in-law to a friend's house to catch the game. It's be nice be at home watching it with some guys. I can have them come over.
Jun: Cool, we can do that. Oh, and the Superbowl party is a given.
Samantha: Uhuh. It's so sad that he moved on to that big headed cow he married. She swears she's won something. Little does she know I still have occasional rehash moments with him.
Jadyn: Oh my!
Marcel: Mom, I thought we talked about this. I don't like it when you do that.
Samantha: Okay, but I have to say the only thing good that came out of that is your half-sister, . She's beautiful. I'm so surprised considering her mother isn't pretty.
Marcel: Sasha is my sister. Kenya is my step-mother and I love them both. Can you leave it alone, please?
Jadyn (trying to change the subject): Marcel, didn't you tell me something about the possibility of getting a promotion at work? How's that coming along?
Samantha frowns, but then decides to listen to Marcel talk about his job.
Parker: That's good. I think that will work out best too. The weekend is the best time for me. We can play it by ear each month, but be sure to do it.
Jun: That'll work.
At the other table, the food has arrived.
Marcel: Thanks, but no. I've had a lot to eat today, so I'm keeping it light tonight.
Jadyn: That salad does look good, but a burger has been calling me for days. Tonight's the night I answer.
Samantha: Aww. You enjoy it, Sweetheart. I'm so happy to be able to enjoy dinner with you both.
Parker: I'll toast to that. Cheers!
Isn't Parker's new roommate good looking? Well, maybe you could see how good looking if he cut his hair. I can't wait to see the condo. I hope they hurry up and finish it.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye