Round 6 - Summer 2037
Oh she may be weary
Young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old shaggy dress
Oh but when she gets weary
You ought to try a little tenderness
Keisha knew that she had behaved pretty badly about the whole Kayla/Kenny situation and was determined to make amends. She was going out to lunch with Kenny's stepmother Tabitha to try to begin smoothing things over......
Kali was glad her mother was trying to make things right. Kenny seemed like an alright guy to her. Besides, she and Imani and Imara were friends and she didn't want her mom messing that up by fighting with their family!
"Thanks so much for coming out with me today," Keisha said.
"It's no problem at all! If our kids are going to be dating, its in the best interest of everyone that we all get along. I guess it's a bit tougher for you seeing as you have the daughter in this situation," Tabitha said.
"Yes, yes it is......"
"It's not that I don't like Kenny. He's a great guy. I think my issue is more with Kayla. We've never had a strong mother/daughter relationship. She never clues me in on things that are going on in her life. And Kenny was no different. I had no idea she was so serious about him," Keisha said.
"Kenny is no different with me, so I feel your pain. His mother left his father when he was pretty young and I think it affected him pretty deeply. He's never been rude to me, but he's never really let me in either."
Their heart felt conversation was cut short when the waiter dropped the entire meal on Keisha's head. She was not happy! Tabitha tried to hide her smile, but really, what were the odds of that happening?
"What in the world......."
"What is it?" Keisha asked.
"That woman.......she looks just like Terrence's ex Allison........but it couldn't be........"
"I'm sure it's not her. How would you like to come back to my house to finish our conversation? Terrence and the girls could meet us there so that Kali can see her friends," Keisha said.
"Oh, that sounds good....." Tabitha said a bit distractedly.
Kali was really excited when Imani and Imara came over. She always had so much fun with them. And things were alot better now that Imara had come out of her shell a bit. Kali found that she and Imara had more in common than her and Imani!
"I'm almost positive that was Allison Tavem I saw at the cafe. I can't believe she's in LaQuest Beach!" Tabitha said.
"I wonder why she would be here.......didn't you say she left Terrence because he didn't make enough money for her?" Keisha asked.
"Yes. But that wouldn't be a problem now that he is the head architect for LaQuest Beach! That gold digging bi......."
"Hold on now! You don't know that she's here to try to get Terrence back!"
"I'm going to sure as hell find out why she's here........"
Tanner was just glad that Keisha had finally calmed down. He enjoyed hanging out with Terrence and it was kind of hard to do that when your wife was constantly yelling at they guy!
Terrence was still convinced that Keisha Knowles was insane, but he had promised Tabitha that he would try to get along with her for Kenny's sake. He hoped his son knew what he was getting himself into. After all, Keisha could one day be his mother-in-law!
Kayla came over shortly after the Coners left, as did Kinsley and Ricki. Kali missed having Kayla around and was happy when she got the chance to see her sister. She got to update her on the situation with her, Imani, and Imara and let her know that she was becoming quite popular! Kayla was glad that her sister was getting along with Kenny's sisters. It was just another sign that they were meant to be together as far as she was concerned.
Poor Mugz never got hugged as much as he did when little Ricki came for a visit! Ricki loved hugging Mugz!
As much as it grossed her out to see, Kayla appreciated the love her parents still had for one another. She could only hope she and Kenny were just as lucky.........
* This was the last pic of Ricki as a toddler! She'll become a child in the next birthday post, much to Mugz' relief I'm sure lol
* Keisha had wants to be friends with Kenny and Tabitha this round so I figured she's ready to just accept things as they are.
* That was a brief glimpse of Allison Tavem. We'll see more of her in Terrence's update as I start his Blast From the Past storyline.........
* Imara is the more shy twin and it took her a while to warm up to Kali but now they actually have more in common than she and Imani. I can't wait to see these three in high school :)