It had been quite a few weeks since Antonio Monty had been jailed. All the news headlines were about how the last surviving member of the great Monty family had destroyed the family name and fortune. Well the Belles didn’t really care. What they did care about was the fact that there was no stress anymore.
One Belle in particular though was still stressing out, now more than ever.
Today was Delsin’s young adult birthday and everyone was coming over. Well everyone being just family members. Harley still couldn’t bring herself to tell her Mom and Dad that she was dating Mason, especially since her Dad knew what Mason’s job is, or was now.
As usual when the party started Hazel and Harley were glued together at the hip,
“So are we gonna talk about your little b-o-y problem?!” Hazel whispered,
“Omygosh shut it! As far as it goes in this house I don’t have a b-o-y problem! I am the perfect daughter that gets perfect grades and always listens to her parents!”
Hazel shook her head and started to giggle uncontrollably,
“Ohhhhh if your parents knew what a bad girl you were!”
“Oh for Creator’s sake Hazel! I’ll just text all the information to you!”
Even though the house was packed with family members and extended family members no one questioned the two girls hunched over their phones at the table. I mean that is what teenagers did after all, right?
To: Hazel Ikeda-Belle
Mason has been acting really weird ever since Antonio Monty got arrested! I mean I know he was his employer and all but he said he didn’t even like him!
Hazel glanced over and raised an eyebrow before tapping away a response,
To: Harley Belle
Are you sure that’s what he’s upset about? I mean I don’t think he would lie to you about not liking him! Plus he totally went against his orders and fell in love with you! :P
To: Hazel Ikeda-Belle
PFFT! You make our relationship sound so forbidden! Well...it kinda is in a sense...but that’s not the point! What should I do? I mean do I confront him again and ask about why he’s acting strange or just let it slide and see if it’ll pass?
To: Harley Belle
If it were me I would let it pass. I mean if he wanted to talk about it when you first brought it up to him he would have. Just give him lots of smooches and I’m sure he’ll get over it! :D lol
Harley let out a loud laugh/snort that caused almost everyone in the room to glance over in confusion.
“Sorry it was...uh...something on Simbook!”
After thinking about it for a while Harley decided to go with Hazel’s advice. If something was on Mason’s mind she trusted him to tell her about it and for all she knew it might not even be that important!
Delsin had given Callie a text or two over the last few weeks since his breakup with Amber. He should have known she wouldn’t respond. I mean what kind of friend was he to sit there and not text her for their whole teenage years just because some girl told him to!
In a last ditch effort to rekindle their friendship Delsin sent a text to her inviting her to his young adult birthday party. Now just imagine his surprise when she actually showed up!
“CALLIE?! Holy plum! I didn’t think you would actually come!”
Callie looked at him a little confused,
“It’s your birthday of course I’m gonna come! Now on the topic of those other texts, well you are on my bad list, dude.”
Delsin’s shoulders slumped and he shook his head,
“Yea, yea I know...Listen I know I messed up and I shouldn’t have stopped talking to you because of Amber. I was young and stupid and she was my first girlfriend!”
“Yea, well I told you she was bad news! Like I told you that a lot.”
“I know that! And I’m really stupid for ignoring you! I should have seen warning signs when she wouldn’t let me have an girl friends and when she would always want to mess around and stuff. But right now I am practically pleading with you when I ask you if you’ll be my friend again!”
Callie scrunched up her face in concentration,
“Hmmmm...well if you’re pleading and begging for my friendship back I GUESS we could try to be friends again.”
“For real?! Holy cow plants thank you so much Callie! I promise you no girl will ever get in the way of our friendship again!”
“Yea well you owe me a pizza and movie night and you’re buying!”
“Most definitely! So how about you come watch me blow out my candles then?”
“Oh yea because now you’re going to be a grown maaaan!”
Delsin wiggled his eyebrows and smirked playfully,
“Yup and I’m going to be a total stud muffin too.”
Callie burst out laughing,
“Omygosh you’re gonna make me gag!”
Still being a child at heart, Delsin asked his Mom to make him a hamburger cake for his birthday. With one quick breath he spun into young adulthood!
The last trait he gained was Outgoing! So now Delsin is a Active, Good, Outgoing guy!
And I think we can all agree that he turned out to be the stud muffin he thought he would be.
It had been a while since the whole family had gotten together, and you could tell! Almost all the extended family were elders! Look at all that gray hair!
The party ended without a hitch and Callie promised to start responding to Delsin’s texts and talking to him over the phone for the first time since Amber threw Delsin's phone into the pool.