Turning towards Perry, she gave him a friendly hug. "And I hear you're happily married with a newborn! I'm so happy for you!" she gushed.
Perry smiled. "Thanks! Melanie's the best! And Ross is the cutest little boy in the world!"
Evelyn laughed. "Man! Things have certainly changed since high school!"
Perry smiled. "It sure has. So, are you seeing Mason now?"
Evelyn sputtered, "Oh no! We're just friends." Glancing around the room for Seth, she called him over. "This is Seth, we met in college."
Curtis looked over at her and raised his eyebrows. "I was watching this."
Veronica scooted closer to him. "Come on! Don't make me wrestle you for the remote!"
Curtis held the remote over his head. "Bring it!"
Veronica pouted. "Oh come on. You know I leave for college tomorrow..."
Curtis waved the remote around. "Come on get it!"
Veronica giggled and jumped on Curtis and started tickling him to break past his remote-control defense.
When they wound up face to face on the couch, Curtis whispered, "You know you're going to college tomorrow. So you're practically legal..."
Veronica reeled. Perhaps she had bitten off a little more than she could chew! It was all fun and games messing around with the neighborhood boys, but Curtis was way out of her experience. Awkwardly, she pulled back and tried to joke, "Yeah, practically... but not quite!" Then, she high-tailed it to her room and shut the door trying to make sense of what just happened...
"YES!" she yelled out when she found it. "Click yes..." she said as she clicked through the online prompts. "I've got the job! This calls for a celebration!"
Seth wrapped his arms around her. "But, I made it here. That's what counts, right?"
Evelyn smiled wanely. "Of course!" It's not like she was waiting for Mason to show up...
He smiled when Evelyn opened the door. "Mason?!" she said. "What are you doing here?" She told herself not to react.
Mason smiled. "I missed your party earlier since I was working, but... I wanted to see you..."
Evelyn felt the butterflys in her stomach start fluttering. "Oohhhh..." she said.