Thursday, March 31, 2016

Danielle Goes Shopping Part 2 (Photostory)

Last we saw Danielle, she was doing a little grocery shopping.  She had run into one of her best friends, Adele.  When we left, Melanie had just arrived to the store to do her own shopping.

"It's so good to see you.  We will have to get together soon."  (Adele)

"Yes.  I'm going to invite you guys over soon to see the new house."  (Danielle)
"That would be great.  I was so surprised to see how many people had moved into new houses since we've been gone."  (Adele)
"New houses are popping up all the time."  (Danielle)

"Last on our list is baby food, then we can go home and chill."  (Lena)

"Mommy will have to remember the shopping cart cover next time.  You look so uncomfortable."  (Lena)

As Danielle leaves Adele to begin her shopping, she catches a glimpse of Melanie in the corner.
"That looks like Melanie.....  It is her.  Just the person I've been wanting to see."  (Danielle, to herself)
She heads that direction.

"That will be $9.53."  (Chad, the cashier)

When Danielle gets to Melanie, she places the cart in her path.  Melanie turns and is shocked to see Danielle.

She immediately looks down at Danielle's baby bump.
"I guess the rumors are true."  (Melanie)

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"No rumors here, just pure baby."  (Danielle)

"And that is why I wanted to talk to you.  I heard that you weren't happy about my pregnancy..."  (Danielle)
Before Danielle could finish her statement, ("and you were concerned about how a new baby would affect Nicole."), Melanie interrupts her.

"I could care less about your pregnancy.  You can have ten kids for all I care.  I'm not that vested in your life."  (Melanie)

Danielle takes a step closer to Melanie.
"What I was trying to say, before you so rudely interrupted me, was maybe we should all sit down and discuss the issues and make sure Nicole's needs are being met.  Just like you, I want what is best for her."  (Danielle)

"There you go again, thinking you know what is best for my daughter.  Didn't we already have this conversation about MY daughter?"  (Melanie)

At the checkout line Adele is paying for her groceries.
"I really need a smaller handbag.  I can never find my wallet in here."  (Adele)
"Maybe you should get a bigger wallet."  (Chad)
"I like the way you think."  (Adele)

"What is your problem?!  I just want to ...."  (Danielle)
Again Danielle doesn't get to finish her sentence before Melanie interrupts. 

"You  You are my problem.  Perfect Danielle.  Perfect wife,  Perfect mother,  Perfect stepmother.  Blah, blah, blah.  Don't you get tired of people thinking you are so perfect?"  (Melanie)

As Adele starts to leave the store, she notices the heated conversation between Danielle and Melanie.  She can't hear what they are saying, but the body language is speaking volumes.  She decides to check it out.

"I never claimed to be perfect.  I just want to make the best out of this situation.  It's been almost 3 years and we still have this unnecessary tension between us."  (Danielle)
"It can be 30 yrs and I still won't like you."  (Melanie)
"Listen here.  I don't really care if you like me or not.  I'm so over you.  What I do care about is my husband's happiness, which is the ONLY reason I'm gracing you with my presence.  But if you want to go through the rest of your life being the bitter ex-wife, be my guest!"  (Danielle)

"Danielle, are you okay?"  (Adele)
Melanie takes this opportunity to leave.

"I'm fine.  Just had to take care of some family business."  (Danielle) 
Melanie forcibly moves Danielle's cart out the way as she tries to pass.

"You are so childish."  (Danielle)

"Just consider yourself lucky that you are pregnant, or I might  be pushing more than just your cart,"  (Melanie)
"I won't be pregnant forever, unless of course, Rod and I decide to have those ten kids you spoke of earlier."  (Danielle)
"That would just make his day.  That's all he's ever wanted was a barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen  wife.  You guys are perfect for each other."  (Melanie)
"That's me.  Perfect Danielle!"  (Danielle)
Melanie turns and walks away.
 
"Danielle, let's go."  (Adele)

"She just brings out the worst in me."  (Danielle)
"Come on, let's get you out of here."  (Adele)
"But I didn't get my shopping done."  (Danielle)
"Tell me what you need, and I'll go get it while you go wait in your car."  (Adele) 

EPILOGUE:
After reading some of the comments, I felt it was necessary to go back and add some explanations.

1.  Danielle was always planning to go see Melanie.  Even though Danielle accepted the nice foot massage Rod had to offer, the whole time she was thinking about going to confront Melanie at her office.

2.  Even though Rod didn't explain what transpired between he and Melanie, Danielle called and got the full scoop from Antoinette.  Rod is not aware of this conversation.

3.  Why did Danielle want to confront Melanie?  Because she is so fed up with the whole thing!  I can tell you from personal experience that this constant back and forth is draining on all parties involved.  Danielle has been trying to take the high road, but every once and awhile you have you have to speak a language the other person can understand.  Melanie does not speak "high road".

4.  In this day and age, when parents and step parents are doing crazy wicked things to their children, she should be happy that her child has a decent stepparent, who loves her in a good way.

5.  Bullies only mess with what they consider "weak" people.  With Danielle standing up to Melanie, and being the confrontee, this may be the catalyst for change in their relationship.'

6.  Melanie is actively dating.  That has done nothing to avert her bitterness towards Rod and Danielle.  The real "Melanie" actually got married, and still tried to reign terror in my direction.

7.  Why is Melanie so bitter?  Even after divorcing Rod, she expected that he would be single and at her disposal, should she need him in the future.  She has also discovered, that he really was a good husband.  She has yet to find anyone as caring and loving.  His docile demeanor, she despised when she was married to him, is now something she misses.  Bottom line......she would take him back in a heartbeat, given the chance.

36 comments:

  1. Go Danielle!! Woo when is she due xx

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    1. Sylvanians - Her baby is due sometime in May.

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    2. Aww not long! I can't wait. X

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  2. "It can be 30 yrs and I still won't like you." I didn't the Chris Tucker from Friday, "Daaaaayummmm". Thank was good Vanessa. I am crying laughing. "I won't be pregnant forever." Melanie is a bully. She needs to be smacked by perfect Danielle just one time.

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    1. Kenya - I guess we didn't get that Easter miracle after all. Sounds like it might not happen for 30 years. LOL! I guess they will still be fighting over the grandchildren.

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  3. Ohhh, there was some heat in the grocery store! Glad Danielle stood her ground. So brave of her. Good thing Adele was there to calm her down. We don't want no premature labor!

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    1. Phyllis - I'm glad Adele was there, too. Those situations have a tendency to escalate.

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  4. I just discovered your stories, but I'm already hooked! Can't wait to see what happens next! I'm going to have to catch up on previous episodes, though, to see what the drama between Danielle and Melanie.

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    1. Champagne Star - Welcome to my blog. I just popped over and saw that you too have a doll blog. I am now a follower. The stories really started with YouTube videos. I have about 80 doll videos that give the history of the dolls in my town. Here is a link to the first video in the beach series, which is where Rod and Danielle first met. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlkmIoDE_C4 If you haven't seen any of the videos, I think you would really enjoy them. I stopped doing videos over a year ago, but the stories still continue here. I try to put (Photostory) in the title of all the stories. You may want to search the blog for other stories. I'm sorry to say there isn't a great way to see the stories in order here on the blog, like you can on YouTube. I really need to do something about that.

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  5. Hi. Danielle sure did tell her.I really hoped this time danielle would say "Look i dont want any trouble, i really want to have a friendly relationship.." you know but Melanie need to stop and she already had therapy to help her get over their marriage. But as for you ..... awesome story again!Oh and also when the baby comes will you be updating the character section?

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    1. Jaiden - I don't think it will really matter what Danielle says to Melanie at this point. Melanie is not ready to let go of the hatred. Hopefully she will be ready to in the future. I'm sure that character section is in need of some serious revision. If I have time, I will update it for more than just Danielle's baby.

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  7. At first I was surprised it was Danielle who approached Melanie. I thought it would be the other way around. But after her comment about her husband, it made perfect sense. Melanie is truly childish. Why can't she see how happy Nicole is with having siblings and being around her father and Danielle? Adele is a good friend, stepping in to help Daniele maintain her cool.

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    1. Janainah - The epilogue I added explains why Danielle approached Melanie. Unfortunately, Nicole's happiness is not what is most important to Melanie. She would love it if Nicole hated Danielle.

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  8. Well I thought Melanie would have initiated the confrontation. Glad Danielle didn't put up with Melanie's crap! I hope Melanie doesn't use the new baby as a way to drive a wedge between Nicole and Rod.

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    1. AG Lanc - Sometimes you just have to shut a bully down. Initially, I think Danielle was trying to be understanding of what Melanie might be feeling, but maybe the hormones have her saying, I'm not tip-toeing around her anymore.

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  9. smh at Melanie- I'm glad Danielle managed to say what she needed to without stooping to Melanie's level. I do think she should have chosen her first couple of words more carefully (like I heard you were concerned about how the new baby would affect Nicole...), but it probably wouldn't have made a difference to Melanie. She's so consumed by bitterness.

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    1. Jewell - Honestly, I think if Danielle wasn't pregnant, she would have been ready to fight. After tip-toeing around Melanie and her feelings for years, she finally said to hell with it. I'm going to speak my peace.

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  10. So nice I had to read it twice! Probably wont be a popular opinion, but Danielle started that confrontation and she shouldn't be at all surprised at Melanie's reaction. Danielle should have stayed out of it like Rod asked. She should also believe that Melanie will never EVER be civil to her and let that trick go on her way.

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    1. Muff - You are right, Danielle did start that confrontation....intentionally. If you haven't read the newly added epilogue, please do so. Danielle has been pissed from a few weeks ago when she found out Rod was not telling her everything. She knew she would eventually confront Melanie, and she is not apologizing for it. She's tired of feeling like a hostage to this situation, and maybe it's the hormones speaking, but she decided to speak up and out. Rod never asked her to stay out of it. He said he wasn't going to apologize for trying to protect her. She definitely didn't hear, 'stay out of it'.

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  11. Danielle and Rod's happiness is eating a hole in Melanie. So what. Now Rod is going to be upset with Danielle because he already knew how much of a beast Melanie could be-and now she's threatening his wife! It's on now! Great post

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    1. Brenova - If you haven't read the newly added epilogue, you might want to do so. It sheds a little more light on things. It will be interesting to see what happens next. Originally when Danielle thought about confronting Melanie, she was going to do it at her office. She wasn't even planning to tell Rod about it. She was going to do one of his moves....keep it to herself. However, with the way things escalated, she's thinking she will definitely have to tell Rod. She's not sure how she's going to do it. What a mess.

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  12. Great post!!! Melanie is a piece of work. Danielle's approach could have been a little softer, but then on the other hand Melanie is a bulldog that seems to always be ready for an attack. She needs a man Vanessa. We have to find her one so that she can let go of all of that bitterness that she obviously still have for Rod. She is too pretty to be so mean! Lol!

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    1. Georgia Girl - Softer approach??? Softer hasn't worked in the past. I think that would have ticked Melanie off even more. Melanie is actively dating now. A man is not necessarily going to help this situation. Even when the real "Melanie" got married in real life, she was still attacking me and the father of her two kids. Nope....new man is not the answer. Beat down might be. Lol! (Just kidding. I don't condone violence of any kind).

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  13. Well, we all have known that this was coming! Danielle has her points but so does Melanie. And this isn't the end of it either. These women need an intervention from Nicole!

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    1. Ms. Leo - Sadly it's not over. May never be over. They say time heals all wounds. That's not necessarily true.

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  14. Hello from Spain. we do not want a birth advance in time. I really like the store. Many real details. Ex-wives always have very bad relationship. You know: hatred and jealousy. Melanie has to meet a new man, Keep in touch

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    1. Marta - Yes, an early birth would be horrible. Let's hope that doesn't happen. Marriages and divorces are so hard to navigate sometimes.

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  15. Thanks for the explanation. Hope the others see it. I didn't realize Melanie wanted Rod back! The plot thickness....

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    1. AG Lanc - It has been my personal experience that a lot of people romanticize about getting back with their exes, especially when they realize the grass is not always greener with someone else. If Rod were single, and had been single the whole time, I don't know that Melanie would want him. However, with him marrying someone else, and they are seemingly having a good marriage, then she questions whether she made the right decision letting him go. Classic human nature to want something you can no longer have.

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  16. Note to all: I added an epilogue to the post to explain a few more things about this situation. Hope you will take another look. I will be replying to each individual comment, too.

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  17. Melanie needs her chin checked lol

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    1. keeta - Welcome to my blog. I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment.

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  18. Hi Vanessa!
    My mother used to always say "turn the other cheek." Unfortuneately, people like Melanie don't get that. She needs to be decked! Way to go Danielle! :-)

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    1. Cindi - Turn the other cheek is a great saying. It is difficult for some to do that. That green eyed monster of jealousy brings out the worse in a lot of people.

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