Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ch 139: Thanksgiving Surprise

“What do you mean you’re not coming home for thanksgiving?” Violet shouted into the phone.

“Mom, I can’t come home now. We have…”

“You’re killing me Sophie! I haven’t seen you in forever!” Violet cried. “What’s going on that you won’t come home anymore? Is it Antoine? Is he keeping you in Florida against your will?”

“Mom, stop freaking out,” Sophie ever-so-calmly said. “It’s not that at all. It’s the band. We’re doing really well. It’s so important that I stay cuz they need me for…”

“But I’m your mother! Aren’t I even a tiny bit important to you anymore? I need you here, Sophie. I’m all alone now.”

“Mom, please listen. We have a week-long gig at Downtown Disney. Downtown Disney, Mom! This is like… a really a big deal. I want you to come and have Thanksgiving with me and the guys from the band. I know you’ll love them,” Sophie said. “I wish Kenny could come too, but he already told me he and Janice are going to spend the holidays with her family this year.”

“Have thanksgiving in Florida? Do they even celebrate it there?”

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ch138 The Labor Day Party

Violet was in shock. Victor had pulled together the entire Labor day barbeque- pool party with no help from her-- None, zip, nada!~~and much to her surprise it was a raging success. He hadn’t missed anything and even came up with a few things Violet wouldn’t have thought of. He obviously didn’t need her in the least, and despite her endeavor to be otherwise, she was thoroughly miffed about it.

Loads of delicious food was on hand and an endless flow of drinks elicited fun of all sorts. Violet was witness to it all. Her friends were getting very friendly with all of Victor’s friends. What with all the laughing, dancing, singing, playful banter and outrageous flirtations—not the least of which could be seen going on between Jocelyn and Marcus who appeared to be thoroughly enthralled with one another-- there was nothing for Violet to do except watch everyone have the time of their lives.

Victor was practically ignoring her, too, which didn’t jive too well with her. She had asked several times if there was anything for her to do to help and he just dismissively waved her away.

 “No, no, don’t worry,” Victor said as he flipped over a sizzling steak. “Party’s going on its own now. Go have fun!” 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ch137 We’ve only just begun

“Are the Trentons coming for the kids?” Violet asked, as she braided Kelly’s hair and tied it with a ribbon.

“No, I’ll bring them home,” Victor answered.

Violet waited in vain for the invitation to join him which always followed. When he remained silent, she looked at him as he tried one more time to show Julian how to tie his shoes.

“I just can’t do it, Victor!” he whined.

“It’s okay, Jules. We’ll try until you get it,” Victor said.

“I’ll never get it. Peter already knows how and he’s younger than me.”

“Age has nothing to do with it. Some people pick it up quicker than others, that’s all. We can practice some more at home. Would you like that?”

“Really? You'll stay longer?” he said, looking stunned.