"I should warn you, my family can be a little nuts at times. Just thought I'd let you know." Brian whispered when they walked in the door.
Rachel playfully pushed Brian's shoulder, "Oh knock it off, I'm sure they're great. This is a fabulous house by the way. Lots of room."
"Yeah, it's not bad. I don't like it as much as our house in Twinbrook, which was a little smaller. It was more home like though. Maybe this one is a little too big."
Brian brought Rachel in to meed his mom and uncle. They were both happy meet someone new and also glad to see that little twinkle in Brian's eyes when he said her name.
They stood in the kitchen after breakfast and talked for a while - about everything and nothing in particular.
"Are you single?" Daphne asked without hesitation.
Rachel couldn't hide her smile. She knew that look, her mother had that look when she introduced Rachel to Ted Rollins. Rachel could tell that Daphne was hoping her son would fall madly in love with her. She took a quick glance at Brian, then back to Daphne "Yes, I am. Very single."
Daphne grinned. "Good, good. Though you're very pretty, I would wonder why."
"I just moved here, I hadn't met anyone yet worth my attention."
Daphne smiled again.
Brian overheard this conversation and couldn't help but roll his eyes. He knew what his mother was up to just as well as Rachel. He also caught that glance from Rachel and, uncontrolled by him, his heart fluttered when she said she was single. He turned away from the crowd as he felt himself blush slightly. 'Okay yes, I admit, I'd like to date her. I hope bringing her here didn't ruin those chances, Moms embarrasing me!' He thought to himself.
Rachel said her goodbyes, it was time for her to get to work. A quick hug to Brian, and even Daphne, and she walked out the door.
Brian looked at Daphne. "Really mom?"
Daphne chuckled and went out to the garden to take care of her other babies.
When they got to one of the local parks, there was a gentleman playing the guitar. He stopped playing and talked to James for a little bit.
Daphne talked to Johanna, "So I hear that your Prom is coming up soon! Big night, Prom night. Mine was a disaster which is why I've never mentioned it."
"Oh yes! Prom, I'm so excited!" Johanna's smile vanished, "but I don't have a dress! What am I going to do?"
"Relax honey, it's only Friday. I'm sure we can get a dress for you. Let's go."
"Well, lets see what we can do here. You have a great figure, no doubt, but I think your father will go nuts if you get a dress too short. Or too flashy. I think it should go to at least your shins, if not your ankles."
"I don't want anything to show my pouchy stomach either, so keep that in mind."
"You don't have a pouchy stomach! What are you talking about?" Daphne laughed.
Johanna smiled, "Thanks Mother Daphne. Okay, what do you have in mind?"