Tatiana was flabbergasted, she really was humbled by the invite and had a certain exchange student who looked like a Greek god hadn’t happened across her path she would have been excited. Had her two-second fresh vision not showed her that Mortimer and Bella were to marry she would have been even more enthusiastic. Yet, saying ‘no’ would hurt young Mortimer and she wasn’t sure telling love-crazed Bella that her one true partner was asking her best friend to the dance was a great idea. Where were her boring days of yesteryear? Oh, how she missed them so….
Tatiana cleared her throat, “I guess we are going to homecoming…” she added a very weak, “Yay!” for good measure.
Enrique was not amused. He arrived at the cafeteria two seconds too late, “Curses.” ‘Well now time for plan B’, if he couldn’t ask Tati to the dance then Bella would be his date, that way he could ensure being close to his self-proclaimed case assignment.
“Good the two ladies I wanted to see. Do you have any plans for homecoming, I was wondering if…”
Bella stood at attention, hand theatrically waving in the air, “Oh me me! Pick me, I’ll go! Tati and Mort are already going together, you and I can partner up, it will be a double delicious date!!”
Enrique laughed heartily, “Good, when should I pick you up Bella?” Tatiana frowned, how could he be so nonchalant regarding this situation? Did their study thing last night mean nothing to him? She shook her head, realizing how territorial and silly her inward dialog sounded.
Mortimer excitedly added, “How about I provide the limo for all of us that night, it will be fun if we all go together.”
Enrique didn’t wait to respond, “Fantastic my friend.”
Enrique was truly not amused, why was he feeling unhinged on the inside? This was all but fantastic and if he was going to be painfully honest with himself he hated that Mortimer and his Tatiana were going together. Not because he wasn’t able to do his job, but because if truth be told, his desire was to be her date and no one else’s. Creator, he was in trouble.
Later that afternoon…
After school, Tatiana walked in on her mother having a serious conversation on the phone. She could only hear Juliette’s side of things but her curiosity was definitely peaked.
Juliette was tapping her fingers on her thigh, whilst chewing on the inside of her lips, “No, this is most inconvenient…No, I do not think that to be a wise idea…Sacre Bleu, you are being unreasonable for the love of the creator! This is not a good time for us. ‘ave you even thought this through? No, I cannot ‘ave this discussion right now, good bye.” She almost whispered the latter part of the conversation.
Tatiana walked in on a weirdly agitated Juliette and was unsure of what or who could trigger such a reaction from her mother, “Hi mom, who was that?” She asked as she placed her books on the table.
Juliette was clearly not enthusiastic about sharing anything with her at the moment and changed the subject, “No one in particular mon ange, can I get you something to eat?”
Tatiana let it rest for now, but was very curious and would bring it up to her at a later date, “Guess what mom?”.
Juliette made way to the kitchen to prepare food regardless of Tatiana’s response, “What is it mon amore?” She asked preoccupied.
“I am going to homecoming apparently, and with Mortimer Goth as my date. Yay .”She added sarcastically.
“Sacre Bleu you sure that is a good idea? Why not go with cute toochie guy? What is his Name Osvaldo?”
Tatiana giggled, “His name is Enrique. I would’ve loved to go with Ricky mom, but Mort got to me first and what’s worse is Bella is going with Ricky instead…”
Juliette wiped her hands on her skirt, “That will be well, something to behold eh?” She abruptly stopped what she was doing and turned to her daughter,”Listen, I ‘ave to tell you something too my sweet.”
Tatiana stole a sample of their meal, “Sure thing mom, what’s up?”
“Your father has reappeared after all these years…he wants to meet you.”
To Be Continued…