We last left the GrandView residents' party with Emilie and Ella having some terse words.
Emilie: I am going to 'move my butte', as you so often command, Meez Ella, to 3A with Henri. And, zen you may vait on Meez Colette.
Ella: (Hmmmph!) It's about time,....you go for it girl! Callie will just have to learn to manage her own affairs. 'Bout time too, she's going to be thirty-somethun'.
Henri: Emilie and I didn't want to cause trouble.
Callie(Colette) 2A: That's enough, Mama.
Gerard (on the left):(whispers) Callie, I can move in with you now.
(So, dear friends, how do you think this will
go? It's a week later at the StoneWall gardens, and let's see what Ella is up to now.)
Ella: The sun is divine here. I signed the contracts this morning, and won't Callie be surprised to find out I bought Emilie's share of the Condo, dear sweet niece.
Opal: I hope you didn't buy it, just so I could stay with you?
Ella: Don't be silly, it's a good investment and a fair price. I'd do anything to keep Gerry from moving in with Callie again.
Opal: I didn't realize they were still together.
Ella: He thinks they are...just making sure Callie doesn't agree with him.
Opal: Well, as soon as I find a job, I'll find somewhere else to stay, Auntie El.
Ella: Nonsense Sweetie. You are welcome to stay with us for as long as you like.
Callie: Mama, you phoned me to meet you here...it's so hot here!
Ella: Nonsense, girl it's a lovely day. Remember my sister's youngest, Opal.
Opal:(mumbles) Hi, cuz.
Callie: I sure do, she wrecked my first car! And, drew magic markers on my prom dress.
Opal: Oh, cousin Callie, I was just a little kid. I'm sorry, I'd never do that now. I thought I was making a rainbow Princess dress for you.
Callie: And, the CAR?
Callie: And, you are not staying in my home. Not ever!
Ella: But, she is staying in my home. I signed the papers this morning. Emilie sold me her part of the condo.
Callie: Mama, where did you get the money for that? You've been living off me for seven months? Never mind! I bet I don't want to know.
Opal: Please don't fight because of me. I'll only stay for a little while, I have two interviews set up for this week. Good jobs, Callie. I promise I will pay you back.
Callie: This isn't all your fault, Opal. I just have to get used to the idea.
Opal: Oh, thank you cuz! I knew you would be so kind, you were always my favorite cousin and you have lived in Paris, you have to tell me all about it!
Callie: (pulling away) Oh, pillow talk will be sooo much fun. (grimace)
Opal:(That was easy...and Paris isn't such a big deal!) I need to unpack and iron my suit for my interview. I'll see you later at home in 2A.
Ella: I thought Emilie would have told you. I hadn't realized she owned more than half of YOUR condo. I made a great deal, I only paid what she paid. So, I think I'll take the big bedroom and you girls can share the smaller one!
Callie:You have to be joking, Mother?
Ella: I never joke about closet space or square footage.
Callie: But, Gerard was going to move in as soon as our album is finished. Mama, how could you!
Ella: Never, he'll never be in my house. He's no better for you now than when you were fifteen. Tell him to pay you back all that money he owes you for Paris.
Callie: He's reinvesting it in my career, Mama. It takes a bankroll to do an album, just getting it made. Let alone, promoting it. (soft sobbing)
Ella: Lord's sakes, don't cry, he just isn't worth it. I still have money left from Grammy's house....
Callie: Mama, promise me you won't let Opal know that.
Ella: You think I was born yesterday...?
And there is Always more later....
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Well! I don't think I like Ella much... (But do love that cute little white shirt:@)ReplyDelete
Well, she's not perfect, but she wants the best for her daughter. That's the same shirt in both shots, I just turned it around for the last scene. Thanks for dropping by! Hugs!Delete
Love the continuing saga!ReplyDelete
Waw, I like all the pictures and your decoration are very nice. Thank you to share with us your story. 😊ReplyDelete
Thank, you....I have to pack the garden away soon and move on. SandiDelete
Thanks, Linda. I wish I had time to sew some more for her...she is just so long, so many things don't fit her. And, the bedroom, might be a nightmare, closet space, chortle!ReplyDelete
Oy, the drama! As the mom of the house, I do think that I would take the biggest room with the best closet as well! But Ella maybe needs to cut Gerard some slack and see if he has matured over the years. Or has he not? I might have missed that part! Thanks for linking!ReplyDelete
Oh, I'm so behind on the stories...that wedding was so consuming...I'll make sure I fill in the story...thanks, Shelbee!Delete
I Love the Girl's Hangout Spot, you Create the best Backdrops for their Stories!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!!!Delete