Saturday, May 19, 2012
Will There Be Drama at the Reception?
Antoinette and the kids have finally arrived at the hotel. They are one of the last guests to arrive because she had to make a quick stop at the drugstore.
"Okay guys. We are here." (Toni)
"Make sure you have everything. I don't want to come back to the car once we are inside." (Toni)
"Zahara, you can start walking now." (Jessica)
"Wait. I think I left something." (Zahara)
Just then a man approaches the car. He is careful not to get too close. He doesn't want to startle anyone.
"Hello Antoinette." (stranger)
"Freeman? Is that you?" (Toni)
"What are you doing here? Wait, I have a better question. Where have you been?!" (Toni)
"I imagine you have a lot of questions and I plan to answer as many as I can. I'm just not sure it should happen right here." (Freeman)
"Why are you here?" (Toni)
"I heard that Rod was getting married today. I was at the church, but I lost my nerve and left before anyone could see me." (Freeman)
"Are these your kids? Is that Nikaya? Oh my, she sure has grown into a beautiful young girl." (Freeman)
"Zahara is also our child. That's Jessica, my brother's niece, in the middle." (Toni)
"Wow, I really have missed out on so much. Hello, ladies." (Freeman)
"Hello." (girls in unison)
"Girls, why don't you wait over there near those steps. I will be right with you." (Toni)
"And look at this handsome fellow. He looks just like Tony did when he was little." (Freeman)
"Would you like to hold him?" (Toni)
"Do you think he would come to me?" (Freeman)
"There's only one way to find out." (Toni)
"Freeman, I think it's great that you are here. I'm just not sure this is the right place and time to just show up after being gone so long. Why don't you come by the house later, and see Tony? That will give me time to prepare him." (Toni)
"I'm afraid if I don't do this now, I may lose my nerve. They are big boys. I think they can handle it." (Freeman)
Antoinette doesn't know what to say. She doesn't want to risk Freeman leaving and disappearing again without talking to Rod and Tony. Still, she is very nervous about how they will react seeing their father after so many years of him being away.
"Freeman, I am going to leave it up to you. You do what you think is best. You know you were always my favorite father-in-law, and I will support whatever you decide." (Toni)
"Have you had more than one father-in-law?" (Freeman)
Antoinette starts laughing. She really has missed having Freeman in their lives. She gives him a hug before heading to the reception.
Freeman watches as she leaves. He is hoping that his sons will be able to forgive him. He starts to think about what Antoinette said about the time and the place.
Hmmm..... Will Freeman surprise Rod and Tony at the reception?
Will he take heed to Antoinette's advice?
Will he disappear again?
This is the new Morgan Freeman headsculpt. I purchased the head from ebay. He is bodied onto a TTL 3.0 body. This is by far the most impressive sculpt in my action figure inventory. He arrived yesterday and I got all excited about the reception again. That is one good thing about procrastinating. The story can take all kinds of twist and turns when new figures become available.