Monday, January 22, 2018

The Night Gets Busier

At Reds' earlier, Henna and Syren ran into Maurice. They spoke and then Maurice went on to mingle with other people.  Now Syren, who has been talking to Henna most of the evening, has caught the attention of a gentleman who has come over to speak with her.

Syren:  What did you say your name is?
Jaguar:  It's Jaguar.
Syren:  I like that.  So tell me more about yourself.  I like meeting new people and learning about them. 
Jaguar:  Would you mind if we go have a seat over there and talk so we're both comfortable?
Syren:  Sounds good.  Henna, I'll be back a little later.  Mingle, Girl.
Henna:  I'm fine go ahead.

At the Hamiltons', Parker and Ember have arrived.


Ember:  What can I grab for you?
Avery:  I just need our bags and we need our coats. They're in the hall closet.  
Ember:  Okay, I'll go get them for you.
Aviana:  I can show you the cwoset.
Ember (laughing):  Okay.  Thank you so much for your help.
Avery:  Mine is the blue and white one and Aviana loves her cape, so please grab that for her.
Parker:  I'll grab the bags.  Are you sure you don't need anything else?

Avery:  No, I am all packed and I just spent the last ten minutes double checking my bag.  I have everything I need.  I just need my husband.
Parker:  Do you think he's having phone issues?
Avery:  Sometimes he's dealing with an emer...(Avery's phone rings) Finally. (she answers it)

Hi, Craig...I'm in labor...no, can you meet me at the hospital?  Parker and Ember and here picking me up, they'll take me...yes, it's Parker, of course it it's not a problem...yes, I'm fine, just a little anxious and in pain...okay, well get going so you can get there...I love you too.

Ember:  Avery, did you have plans for who will take care of Aviana already?  If not, she can come stay with us.  
Avery:  Thank you.  I was so busy getting ready, I forgot to call Cyann.  She said she'd keep her.  
Ember:  Don't worry about contacting Cyann.  If you're okay with it, I'll take Aviana with me tonight and see that she gets to Cyann's in the morning.  I'll call her.
Avery:  Okay.  That's great.  Thank you so much.  I really appreciate your helping me.
Ember:  No problem.  I'm happy to be helpful.

At Reds', Henna is enjoying her drink when she hears a familiar voice.

Maurice:  Do you mind if I join you?
Henna (surprised): No, I don't mind.  Are you sure you want to talk to me?
Maurice (laughing):  Well, maybe for a while there I wasn't keen on the idea, but I'm better now.  I was just hurt, you know?  
Henna (frowning):  I know.  I...I just...well, it's not that I didn't want to be with you.
Maurice:  I was hoping we could just talk.  I mean, I can't ignore that I know you.  You were a big part of my life for a while.  But are I wasn't really coming over to talk about what happened.
Henna:  We can talk.

Maurice:  So, how's the family?  I can see Syren is still herself, loving and attracting men.
Henna:  Yep, that's my little sister alright.  Everyone is fine.  Ember and Parker are still a couple.
Maurice:  So I've heard.  He's really into her.
Henna:  You knew that?
Maurice:  Sure.  Parker and I stay in touch.
Henna:  I don't think I knew that.  We do still work together.
Maurice:  He's probably being considerate of your feelings.  He knew you were trying to get over things.  He didn't talk about you during our conversations either.

Henna:  Chi sounds like a lovely lady.  I hope she knows how lucky she is.
Maurice:  She is lovely. I enjoy spending time with her.
Henna:  Better her than me, I guess.  You probably upgraded.
Maurice:  I really like her, but she'll never be you.  I wish things had worked out between us.
Henna (feeling tears well up in her eyes):  I do too.  I... (swallowing)... I still love you, Maurice.  I miss spending time with you and lying in your arms talking about my design ideas while you laugh about my imagination.
Maurice:  I'd be lying if I said I don't think about you every so often.  But we are where we are.


Syren:  Hey, I'm sorry to interrupt.  I need to head out.  Are you ready, Hen?
Henna:  We were just talking, but I guess so.
Maurice:  I can take you home.
Syren:  Oooh!!!  Are you sure?  Don't you have a woman?
Maurice (smiling and shaking his head):  Syren, you will never change.  Everything is fine.  I think I can drive Henna home and things will be okay.
Syren:  Well, okay then.  Finish your "where did we go wrong" conversation and I'm out.  Good night.
Henna:  Thanks, Syren.  Good night.

At the Hamilton's, Aviana and Avery have their coats on and the group is heading out to the hospital.



Here's a peek at the baby's side of the room, all ready for him or her to arrive.


Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

9 comments:

  1. Oh, heck no! While the outsider me can appreciate the maturity of Henna and Maurice's conversation, if I was his girlfriend, I would be super ticked off. You gonna drive home your ex, who just said she still loves you, and you think things will be okay?! Boy, please!

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  2. Oh, how exciting that the baby is coming. I think the interaction between Henna and Maurice sound like the door is still open! The nursery is looking good too!

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    1. I'm curious about Henna and Maurice too. Thank you for the compliment.

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  3. Ditto what Muff said! LOL
    Can't wait to see the baby!

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    1. LOL! I agree with Muff too. I'm so excited to see the baby arrive too.

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  4. Hmmm... I agree with everybody else's comments about Maurice and Henna, and "she'll never be you" says enough :-).
    The baby room looks adorable. Soon it will be occupied, I look forward to seeing the baby!

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    1. I guess Maurice really loved Henna, despite trying to move on.
      Thank you. I like the way the crib turned out. Not sure about the shelving unit, but maybe the family will be able to move to a bigger place soon.

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