Deja decides to spend her Friday evening creating beats for her house music set she'll be spinning on Saturday night at The Word Shop.
Realizing it's midnight, she wonders why Darren hasn't come home after his Clippers game tonight. She thought maybe she should have gone to the game at least she'd know where he was. But she had so much to do before the opening tomorrow night.
(to herself) Ok, Deja...don't let your thoughts get you carried away. Remember you said you were going to trust. You're engaged now and everything has been going so well. He wouldn't hurt you again...get a grip girl.
Not able to sleep...she decides to pour a glass of wine and watch a little tv.
Deja walks to her kitchen...
Deja: Hmmm...I know I have a bottle of Chardonnay here.
Deja: Ah...here we are.
Deja: Now, I just need a glass...
Deja pours herself a small glass of Chardonnay...
And makes her way to the living room to watch a little tv.
Deja: Ugh...Bill Cosby variety show, again?! This is going to be a long night.
Jody and Brook spend a quiet evening at home...in bed.
Jody: So, babe...what do you have planned for tomorrow?
Brook: We've got the benches I designed for The Word Shop coming and your brother is stopping by to install them.
Jody: Oh, yeah...he mentioned that to me. Well, I grilled him about showing up on time. Let me know if he gives you any trouble.
Jody: Maybe. I guess I'm so use to Colby's past ways...maybe that's not fair to him. I'm proud of him and I know my folks are.
Brook: I'm so glad. I really want everyone getting along especially for the wedding. We're all going to be family and I'm happy to be gaining a brother. Now, where's that book you promised to read to me?
Jody: (Laughing) Alright babe...but you've gotta come a lil' closer.
Brook slides over close to Jody and snuggles under his arm...and Jody begins to read.
Brook: This is nice.
Jody: I love you, beautiful.
Brook: Aw...I love you too.
Back at Deja's condo...
Deja hated to call but its now 3:00 am and still no sign of him. She worried something may have happened. Even if he stayed after the game to sign autographs he should have been back hours ago.
Deja: Darren, it's me...I'm worried because I haven't heard from you all day. Sorry I couldn't make it to the game tonight but I thought you were coming here after. Please call me as soon as you get this message. I love you.
Deja: Sigh, I hate this needy chick feeling. He'd better have a good reason for this or he's going to wish something happened!
It's 6:00 am in the morning and Deja has fallen asleep on the couch...
At 6:30 am....Darren walks quietly through the door...
He sees Deja sleeping on the couch and feels relieved he didn't have to explain himself at that moment.
Darren decides not to wake Deja...
And walks quietly to the bedroom...
Man...tonight was off the hook!
To be continued....