Post by ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON on Jan 16, 2014 23:08:29 GMT -5
At this point, Ellen was starting to calm down slowly but surely. She pursed her lips together as Evelyn spoke. Underneath her icy exterior, she knew and understood Evelyn was right. She needed to have a little trust. That was hard for her, but she knew she was going to have to learn to trust her lawyer if she wanted to win the case. "I apologize for that outburst," she said with a heavy sigh. Sooner or later she was going to have to swallow her pride and just let Evelyn do her job.
She sighed when Lawson put his hand on her back and proceeded to stand up. Only, she was caught off guard by a little girl running into the office. Oh, so that must be her daughter Ellen thought to herself. She was a pretty girl. Ellen gave Evelyn a small smile when she apologized for her daughter coming in. "It's not a problem," she said. Ellen shook Evelyn's husband's hand. "It's nice to meet you Jeff," she said politely. Ellen's eyes narrowed slightly when Lily mentioned having met Lawson earlier. "Wait what?" she asked, the question directed at Lawson. "You met her before? But why?" Then the pieces slowly came together. Evelyn, no, this couldn't be "The" Evelyn. It all made sense now. She graduated from Harvard Law, was the right age, and...had a kid? "Oh my God," she said, feeling sick to the stomach. "No, there is no way this happening right now," she said, trying hard to keep herself under control. "I think I'm going to be sick."
Post by LAWSON RAYNARD ANDREWS on Jan 25, 2014 12:51:31 GMT -5
Ugh, way to make him feel even more uncomfortable. Lawson looked away from Evelyn's side glance at him and waited a minute before returning his attention to the situation. Thankfully Ellen had apologized (Lawson was surprised). He gave her a small grateful smile. But he was still extremely tense. In the same room with his ex girlfriend and possessive girlfriend… There no way this day could get any worse.
Wrong. So, so wrong.
Why was fate so cruel? He buried his face in his hands as Lily was placed on Evelyn's lap. When he heard another man's voice he looked up, knowing it could only be one person. Yep. It was Jeff. If they'd met at Evelyn's house or somewhere that wasn't here, Lawson would be taking to time and energy to feel Jeff out and see where he stood with him. But right now things were happening too fast yet too slow all at the same time and it took all his effort to not run out of the room. He shook Jeff's hand and then heard Lily's whisper and had to stifle a groan. No… That was all he needed Ellen to hear. Perfect. He could only wave weakly as Lily said goodbye to him, and he took a deep breath to calm his churning stomach. It didn't help. Ellen's voice seemed to be a far away echo at the moment. He slowly turned to look at her and he felt like his lunch was going to be coming back up soon.
Why was he so freaked out about all of this? He was the man in the relationship and had a right to see his biological daughter. It was because he hadn't had time to tell Ellen and he didn't want her finding out like this. Of course, though, he shouldn't feel guilty because he was dating a woman who had been married to his brother and had three kids by him. If he could handle that, she should be able to handle this. "Ellen, I was going to tell you but I never got the chance." She sure deduced things quickly. Of course Evelyn's earlier comment about the father of her child possibly trying to get her daughter didn't help, either. It wouldn't take a brainiac to quickly decipher that Jeff wasn't the real father after a comment like that. "Yeah, now you know that this is Evelyn from the past. I had no idea it was her until I walked into the room. And Lily… Well you know now."
Now was not the time to pass out. Darn blood pressure. He'd need to get that checked.
Post by EVELYN HEATHER ANDERSON on Jan 25, 2014 13:00:49 GMT -5
Evelyn had a huge headache. Between the fact that her ex-boyfriend was in the room with his current girlfriend whom he had been pining over while they were together and what just happened with Lily, it was too much. She knew she couldn't be mad at Lily or Jeff for that matter. Lily was just a kid. She didn't know what she was saying. She was just being a kid. She didn't know she wasn't supposed to say anything. Evelyn massaged her temples as she listened to Lawson speak. She looked up when she heard him say that he was going to tell her. Great so she was finding out about him having a kid today. This was not the ideal way for to find out but they can't change it now.
Evelyn looked concerned at Lawson and she handed him a water bottle from under her desk. "Here... can't have you passing out in the middle of my office," Evelyn said weakly. Evelyn looked at Ellen, "Look... he just found out about Lily a few weeks ago. It's all new to him. I'm sure he was still trying to come to grasps with the fact that he has a daughter," Evelyn told Ellen. She closed her note book. "Look, why don't we just stop the meeting for today and revisit it later, if you still want me as your lawyer. It's been a very interesting meeting and I'm sure we all need to just regroup and revisit the situation later." Evelyn definitely needed a strong drink tonight.
Post by ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON on Jan 25, 2014 23:41:15 GMT -5
Ellen honestly didn't know what to say or do at the moment. She was trying so desperately to keep her anger inside until Lawson and her were at home. But it was obvious the fire was bubbling over. As her eyes scanned over him, she noticed he looked about ready to pass out. She was just to angry at him to offer assistance. "Save it," she said to him as he tried to make excuses for not telling her. Right now she was ice cold. "Yeah now I know," she said.
Her eyes widened when Evelyn said how long Lawson knew about Lily. "A few weeks? You knew about this for a few weeks, and you didn't think to bloody tell me about it?" she said, letting down her cold face for a few seconds. "Excuse me if I'm not over the moon about Lawson having a child with someone else." Yup, it was definitely obvious Ellen was pissed.
A patronizing smile formed on her lips when Evelyn suggested they end the meeting. "That's probably the best idea I've heard today," she said, furiously packing up her bag. "Absolutely unbelievable," she muttered to herself before nudging Lawson out of his chair. "We're going."
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: That sounds familiar. I used to be that way. I still am, but I've learned to let go a little.
Sept 18, 2013 22:33:39 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Alec is too good to me, how did I deserve him. I'm such a perfectionist that I am afraid to screw up
Sept 18, 2013 22:30:10 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: Everyone screws up. I've screwed up so many times I can't even keep track, but you just have to pick yourself up and learn to forgive yourself which can be the hardest thing to do
Sept 18, 2013 22:28:38 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Thank you so much Ellen. I know Alec is there to encourage me, but sometimes I feel he's put me on this great mother pedestal. I'm afraid of screwing up.
Sept 18, 2013 22:25:29 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: I wouldn't worry too much Emma. You're very maternal, something I never was, and I managed to do it alone. If you ever need to talk about parenting, I'm always here
Sept 18, 2013 22:10:52 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): I'm just worried about being a good mother. Since my own mother is no longer here to advice me. I just want to do her proud *nervous look*
Sept 18, 2013 22:09:25 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): well I think Alec will be worried when it comes to that age. He'll probably buy a shotgun and ward off any boy who comes a courting.
Sept 18, 2013 22:08:32 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: -laughs- you don't have to worry about that for a while. I told Victoria when she was going into sixth grade, but I think it also depends on the child
Sept 18, 2013 22:07:23 GMT -5