Michelle rolled her eyes. "Mom, not everyone has to go to college to be happy!"
"Well what are you going to do with your life?!"
"I dunno," Michelle shrugged. "I've thought about starting a strays shelter..."
Tristen sighed. "With what money? Have you even thought this through?"
"What's with the third degree, Mom? So I didn't go to college! It's my life!" Michelle griped. "Lay off!" Turning around before her Mom could say anything else, Michelle ran to her room.
She'd prove that she could make something of herself! Flipping through her contacts list, she started looking for an investor.
Michelle giggled, feeling incredibly embarrassed. "Mom, I'm pretty much an adult now..."
Tristen interrupted her, "But in my house, you'll act according to my rules! And this..." Tristen waved her hands around wildly, "This is not acceptable behavior!"
Michelle shrugged into her clothes. "Fine! Then I'll remove my behavior from your house! Come on Anthony! Let's go!"
"I know him well enough! And I just want to live my life, Mom!"
"At least stay to say goodbye to your Dad!"
"Mom, I love you. I'll call you later!"
Feeling at a loss, she threw herself into making sure that her relationship with Mary and Martin were strong.
Tristen was happy that Martin seemed interested in such a good girl like Cora. Although, the same couldn't be said about his sister, Mary, who was immediately attracted to resident bad boy, Edwin.