Post by ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON on Jul 21, 2014 20:26:33 GMT -5
When Lawson told her that a student would be staying with them for a few days, she was conflicted. She knew it wasn't appropriate. Ellen knew of teachers who got in trouble for inviting students over to their houses. But when he explained why, she immediately took it back. Ellen didn't know the entire story, which was fair enough. If Emma wanted to tell her, then she would. But from what she did understand, the situation wasn't good. Ellen knew her family was messed up, but at least her daughter had a soft place to land. Emma had been at her house for a few days now. She figured the girl would need some fresh towels and maybe some clothes to change into. Ellen went into her closet and pulled out a few loose fitting shirts and jeans. Emma was far more petite than she was, so she feared the clothes wouldn't fit. But Ellen was generally pretty good at estimating sizes and she had some looser fitting things in the back of her closet. She grabbed a few towels and headed for her guest bedroom.
Ellen knocked a few times when she got to the door. "Emma, it's Ms Watson," she said, still not comfortable with using her first name. "I brought some towels and fresh clothes," she said, waiting for permission to enter the room.
Post by EMMA MICHELLE MILLER on Jul 21, 2014 21:00:04 GMT -5
Emma was thankful that Lawson let her stay at his place for a few days. It made her feel safe and she felt welcomed by him and his family. She was scared to go back to campus but she knew she couldn't stay with Lawson and his family forever. He could get in some serious trouble if she did. Something about student and teacher relationships or something like that. She really never paid any attention to it and she didn't really care. She felt safe and that was all that mattered. She was currently writing in her diary in the bedroom Lawson let her stay in when she heard a knock at her door. She heard Ellen call and she shut her diary and sat up. "Come in," She said softly.
Post by ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON on Jul 21, 2014 23:09:43 GMT -5
Ellen Opened the door when Emma gave her permission to enter. She offered the girl a smile. Emma had been in her World History class, but she didn't know the girl all that well. She also couldn't recall whether or not she did well in the subject. That was all irrelevant right now. She set the towels and clothes next to the girl. "I don't know if these will fit," Ellen said. "But I imagine you're probably sick of wearing the same clothes. I threw some pajamas in there as well," Ellen said. She couldn't believe she was letting a student wear her clothes. She looked around the guest room. It was nice and clean. Ellen had opted for a more nautical theme for this room, so the walls were all painted blue.
She crossed her arms, uncertain what to do now. "Do you mind if I sit?" Ellen asked, motioning over to the bed. She took a step towards Emma. "You're welcome to stay here. Just as long as your parents are OK with this," Ellen said, stressing the importance of parental permission. "I don't want to step on any toes," she said. She wanted to know the reason why she had run to her house. Especially since she didn't know this girl very well. But Ellen knew better than to pry for information.
Post by EMMA MICHELLE MILLER on Jul 22, 2014 12:24:24 GMT -5
Emma looked up as the door opened. Emma had Ms. Watson as her World History professor and she absolutely loved the class. But with everything that happened to her, she ended up failing the class and she had yet to retake it. She was afraid to retake the class and falling behind again. She had one more chance to pass the class. She smiled a broken smile at Ms. Watson. "Thank you. It's really kind of you to loan me some clothes," She said softly. She let her finger trace a pattern on the bedspread. She was being so kind to her and it was nice for once.
Emma nodded scooting over on the bed so Ms. Watson could sit on the bed. "My brother is talking to my parents and he said he would let me know if they are okay with it, or if they want me home," Emma said softly. "But in the mean time I'm thankful you and Mr. Andrews are allowing me to stay here." Emma heard what she said and she looked at her, tears in her eyes. "Ms. Watson, Mr. Andrews has been extremely nice to me and helpful in my situation. You're being extremely generous allowing me to stay in your lovely home. Thank you." Emma was grateful that she had someone other than her parents house to stay and that she actually felt like she trusted someone. She just hoped they wouldn't break her trust.
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