Trudeau have been a stressful situation over the years
they have known each other.
and take in the home that Krystal has made her own.
*Krystal not buying her B.S.* "Thank you, Erica..."
*Krystal* "Mmmhmmm....Shall we take this into the kitchen?"
So Krystal turns on her heels and walks in the direction
of the kitchen while Erica follows behind her.
woman grates on her every nerve.
*Krystal* "Care for some tea?"
So the ladies make their way into the kitchen...
While Erica continues to take in the old and new charm of the house, that Scott and Krystal have made their home...
I always knew you would be a talented designer."
*Krystal* "Enough with the flattery, Erica...."
*Erica* "You know damn well I never liked the way things went all those years ago...I had high hopes for you."
*Erica* "Yes and No...."
Well, I guess I need to tell the girls then...better to hear it from their mother
*Scott* "I hope so....I had my doubts at the beginning about this merger, but after looking it all over. I can see it's a good plan. Let's hope your mom can see it that way."
*Scott sighs* "Krystal..."
*Justin* "Yup....Maybe Krystal needs to talk to her. She always listened to her."
*Justin* "Sounds good!..."
So Scott and Justin finish up business over lunch.
Back over at the Lavigne house Krystal finally gets to the point.
that is why she was there.
It seemed to affect you more than it did Justin..."
you think was there to pick up the pieces?"
one who didn't want to accept it!"
*Erica* "Well, he may not have showed you he was hurt by it, but he was!"
*Erica* "Hold on...I'm not done..."
Krystal trying to keep herself busy...while this conversation takes place. She walks to the table to set down a basket of pastries.
*Erica* "But you and Scott really poured salt on the wound when you two decided to move here...."
*Krystal* "Erica...we didn't move back here to spite you!..."
*Erica* "Well, it sure was perfect timing on your part!"
*Erica* "Oh right! He stole those business connections from us!"
*Krystal* "Is that what Justin told you? Or do you just choose to believe that?"
Then the teapot begins to whistle and Krystal
walks back to the stove.
*Erica* "It's what I know!...."
*Krystal* "Trudeau Construction has done just fine... despite it all. I'm not gonna stand here and argue with you about this!...Is this the only reason you came, to rehash the past?"
*Erica* "I came to tell you that your daughter is not marrying my grandson! I already told Justin and Benjamin this merger isn't happening. Plus, Benjamin deserves better!"
Krystal pinches the bridge of her nose she can already feel a headache coming. But boy would she love to jump over this stove and choke Erica till she....Krystal dismisses the thought.
*Erica* "Just tell your daughter to stay away from, Benji.."
Krystal just looses it...Erica may be one of a few who
knows how to get to her.
you can't see it! You can't see how much Benjamin loves my daughter..."
Erica gasps and is stunned at Krystal's remark.
*Erica* "Well, I neva!....How dare you speak to me that way..."
*Erica* "Maybe it was betta you didn't marry my son...Goodness."
Justin and I got over it. Why can't you?!..."
You and Justin were supposed to build up Trudeau Construction, together!"
*Krystal* "You know I'm right....."
Erica sighs and taps her fingers on the counter.
*Erica* "Fine...but I'm still gonna need a little more
convincing on this merger..."
*Krystal* "Well....You need to talk to Justin about all those details....but
why don't you come to the Thanksgiving dinner. We are having at the bar it's gonna be a big gathering....Justin and Ellie will be there."
*Krystal* "Yes! We have been for a very long time...Just come for a little while...meet Michelle and eat some turkey..."
*Erica* "See that?...you are a good business woman! You just convinced me!...Any chance we can still have that tea?"
Not wanting to throw her out too soon after getting
her to settle down she agrees.
They sit and visit for a little while longer. Erica raves about Krystal's pastries and Krystal tells her about Phoenix and how excited she is to be a grandmother. Erica leaves Krystal's house feeling slightly better about it all but still needs some convincing. Krystal hopes that if she does decide to come to thanksgiving she will see that everyone else has let go of the past and moved on.
Later that evening, Krystal lies in bed and reads one of her latest decorating magazines. Scott just got home a little while ago, his meeting with Justin lasted longer than he thought it would, which threw his schedule off for the rest of the day. She waits while he is getting ready for bed. He comes out of the bathroom a short time later.
*Scott* "Goodness....what a long day. How was yours, Sweetheart?"
*Krystal* "Oh! Interesting to say the least..."
Scott walks to stand by her bedside.
*Scott* "Oh really?..."
*Krystal* "Yeah, you'll never guess who came by the house today..."
Then he walks to get his laptop out of his bag,
remembering he needs to send an email to Justin.
*Justin* "You know I hate guessing...Who was it?"
*Krystal* "Erica! She came by this afternoon..."
Scott nearly drops his laptop. He didn't expect her to show up here. Justin made it sound like she was, still really upset about Krystal choosing him over Justin. He climbs into bed and hesitantly asks her how it went.
*Scott* "Sooo how did it go?"
*Krystal* "Ummm....Well, you know Erica... It was drama from the start."
*Krystal* "She told me she didn't want Michelle marrying Benjamin and that I need to do something about it. And of course she brought up what happened between us all those years ago."
*Scott* "Please tell me you were able to talk some sense into her..."
*Krystal* "At first I thought I wouldn't be able to, she had me so upset, but then I realized she was still hurt by me leaving her son. She really wanted me to take her place all those years ago."
*Scott* "She's a piece of work, did she tell you she was threatening to disown Benjamin if he stays with Michelle?"
*Krystal* "What?! When did you hear this?"
*Scott* "Earlier today, I had a long meeting with Justin, in which I heard all about her ranting and threats she made to the two of them. That's way I had such a long day, Justin and I were trying to find a loophole to get Erica under control. I was actually gonna ask you to talk to her since you always had a way with her, but it seems she found you first."
*Krystal* "My goodness....I had no idea she was threatening, Benjamin that way! Well, it seems I was able to calm her down a bit, but she said she is still not convinced, she is still hurt by us moving here and becoming their competition after I ended things with Justin. Oh and I invited her to our Thanksgiving bash at Bull Tavern..."
*Scott not expecting that* "You invited her to Thanksgiving?!"
*Krystal* "Yes I did! She needs to see that we are all okay with what happened all those years ago. And she needs to meet Michelle and see that her and Benjamin are perfect for each other..."
*Scott* "I don't know about this...."
*Krystal* "What else is there to do? She needs to see it to believe it."
Scott puts his laptop on his beside table and Krystal does the
same with her magazine.
Then He pulls her in and kisses her.
*Scott* "I guess will see, then. Let's hope she just keeps her mouth shut
about Benjamin's plans to propose."
*Krystal* "Oh she would truly be a witch if she did that!"
*Scott* "Well, lets hope she doesn't."
*Krystal* "Do you know when he plans to propose?"
*Scott* "No I don't, he won't even tell Justin what his plans are."
*Krystal* "Oh! He must be planning something big! What if he doesn't at
Thanksgiving with all of us there?"
*Scott smiles* "I don't know Darlin'.....guess we wait and find out."
*Krystal* "Oh now I'm really getting' excited!"
*Scott smiles brighter* "Why don't we turn out the lights...."
The End....For Now ^_^