JJ glanced up when he heard the door open. "Ah! Gloria!" he said happily. "So nice to see you."
Defensively, Gloria told him, "This is my home, too. I live here!"
Swallowing a grimace, Gloria hurried to the office to call Marissa.
Gloria paused and listened to her sister.
"Because, Marissa! It's our house! Not his!"
She paused again.
"No! I will not like him if I give it a chance!" she whispered furiously.
"Oh, pardon me, dear. I didn't realize you were on the phone," JJ said as he stepped out.
Glaring at his retreating back, she focused on her sister. "No, Marissa. You guys don't have to come out..."
"Yeah, whatever," Gloria complained.
"So, JJ, tell us more stories about Mom from college!"
Gloria rolled her eyes as JJ began to recount some of the antics they'd shared. "This is so stupid!"
Rosa glanced over at Gloria and frowned. "That's enough, Gloria. Behave."
Gloria was so tired of hearing about JJ!
So, she went about pretending he didn't even exist...
Gloria blinked. "What do you mean?"
JJ raised his eyebrow. "I live here, too. I see the comings and goings of all your young men."
Gloria's cheeks flushed. "What are you trying to say?" she said carefully.
JJ sighed. "Nothing. I just... I want you to be happy..."
"Look! You're not my Daddy, so quit acting like it!"
JJ sighed. He guessed it would be best to going back to not talking at all.
"You think so?"
JJ smiled. "Of course, dear. It reminds me of your Mother playing the piano."
JJ leaned back, shocked. "Gloria! That's enough!" he said as he struggled away from her.
Gloria opened her eyes and blinked. "What do you mean? No?" she asked.
JJ adjusted his sweater. "I'm very sorry, but that's not appropriate. I can promise you that I do not... er... want you.... in that way!" Huffing, JJ hurried to his room and shut the door.
Gloria stepped back, confused. She thought he'd been making a move on her. What went wrong? And why did she care? She didn't even like him... that much.... Okay, if she was truthful with herself, she would admit she had started to care for the guy....
"Oh God," Marissa cried, looking at the tombstone from JJ's passing. "What a dear, sweet man!"
"No, Marissa! Focus! On me! I'm pregnant!"
Gloria frowned. "What kind of question is that?" she demanded.
Marissa poked Gloria's shoulder. "Well?"
Gloria shook her head sadly.
"Oh God," Marissa sighed. "Don't worry, I'll be here for you!"
As soon as the baby was born, Gloria handed the baby over to her Auntie Marissa & headed towards the bathroom.