April 24, 2012

Carpenters - Round 21

"Happy Birthday!" everyone cheered as they gathered around Marshall to sing.

"Thank you all for coming out! Cake's on me!" Marshall said happily.  He couldn't be happier with his family, friends and success at work.

Edwin stopped when he saw Isabella Tipton, the Countess Camilla's daughter, standing at his front gate.   "What are you doing here?" he asked, looking around.

Isabella flipped her hair.  "I came by to see you!"

Edwin sighed.  "Look, Isabella.  You're too young for me," he tried to reason.

"Oh please!" she scoffed.  Leaning forward she asked, "Don't you find me attractive?"

Edwin stepped back away from Temptation and shook his finger at her.  "No. I don't. It ain't gonna happen.  I knew you when you were just a little kid... and it would just feel... wrong..."

Isabella's eyes filled with tears as she turned away to hurry home.  She'd been so sure that she could convince him she was someone worth knowing!

Edwin glanced back over his shoulder & watched her run off.  What do you know, he had a conscience after all! 

Happy Birthday sweet little Emma!  She's going to look just like her Mom!

Emily crouched down and played with her niece.  "You are such a cutie.  Yes you are. Yes you are!"

Marshall smiled as his family shared dinner.  It had been far too long since he'd seen his siblings.  Thankfully Angela, Emily & Russell were able to take time from their busy schedules to celebrate Emma's birthday.

Edwin glanced across the table and saw Zane watching him.  "What?" he asked, annoyed.

Zane shrugged. "Nothing."

Edwin put his spoon down.  "Seriously, what? You're driving me nuts!"

"I was... umm... just wondering if you'd ever dated Willow..."

Edwin thought a minute.  "Meadow's kid sister? I don't think so..."

Zane smiled.  "Good!"

Because Zane had a thing for Willow bad! She was so sweet & innocent.  And it made him incredibly happy that Edwin had never made a move on her! 

She was all his...

Emma finished playing & hopped into bed. Her Mom said she'd come read her a story soon...

Valerie crept in the room with the book she'd selected to read to Emma, but found her fast asleep.  Kissing Emma's curls, she whispered, "Sweet dreams."



1 comment:

  1. Whaaaa? Edwin turned down a chick? Well, sure, she is a member of the premier vampire/crime syndicate family in town..but what does that matter? hahaha!

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