Saturday, June 4, 2016
Home At Last (Photostory)
When we last saw Danielle she was at the baby store, talking on the phone to husband, Rod. He had just received a call from Melanie, who was livid about her encounter with Danielle, while grocery shopping. Danielle was trying to play it cool, but she was not in any hurry to get back home to face her husband.
Well....she finally made her way back home.
Rod hears the garage door go up, and he knows that his wife is finally home.
Danielle gets out of the car and just stands in the garage for a minute. She's not at all sure what she is going to meet on the other side of that door.
"Julian, keep an eye on Jacob. I'm going to help your mother with the bags." (Rod)
"Okey dokey." (Julian)
By the time Rod gets downstairs Danielle has made her way inside.
"Hey. Are you okay? I was beginning to think you weren't ever coming back." (Rod)
"I just needed some time to myself." (Danielle)
"So what the hell happened between you and Melanie?" (Rod)
"Well what did she say happened?" (Danielle)
"She didn't really give me any details. She was just ranting and raving, and threatening to take me to court, again." (Rod)
"Take you to court? For what?" (Danielle)
"She's claiming that you nearly attacked her, and now she's not comfortable with you being around Nicole, because of your volatile behavior." (Rod)
"My volatile behavior?! What on earth has she been smoking." (Danielle)
"What happened?" (Rod, with a little angst in his voice)
"We exchanged a few words. I told her how I didn't appreciate her trying to cause discord within my family." (Danielle)
Danielle continues to talk about what happened at the grocery store. She decides to tell all just in case she does have to defend herself in court.
Rod is speechless. He's not even sure what to say.
"I'm at a loss for words. I'm not even sure why you felt the need to confront her in the first place. You know how she is." (Rod)
"I wasn't intending to argue with her. It just happened." (Danielle)
"You are seven months pregnant, these things can't just happen. Any number of things could have gone wrong." (Rod)
Danielle can feel the disappointment in his voice and that causes her to get emotional. What she wanted to say to him was how this was partially his fault. Her temporary lapse in judgement was the direct result of him not being forthright and telling her exactly what Melanie was up to, a few weeks prior, She knows this statement will only make it worse. Her pregnancy hormones are getting the better of her, and she can feel the tears coming.
Rod can sense it too, and he pulls her a little closer.
"Please don't cry. It's going to be okay. I'm hoping Melanie will come to her senses in a few days and just drop this nonsense." (Rod)
"And if she doesn't?" (Danielle)
"Then we will just deal with it. We won't be the first couple dragged into court for no reason. And you are a pillar in the community. I don't think anyone would believe you are volatile and a threat to anyone. Chin up." (Rod)
"Baby, I am so sorry. I didn't mean to make things worse." (Danielle)
"Just please stay away from her for now." (Rod)
"Okay, but can you please keep me in the loop on what's going on with her?" (Danielle)
"Yes. I can do that." (Rod)
"Now can you grab the bags out the car, while I go check on my babies?"