"Just put her anywhere!" Veronica said as she turned to talk to Vanessa.
Eva walked across the room towards the little pink crib and gave Haley a quick snuggle before laying her down.
Veronica waved her hand. "Well, if I'm going to be home with Johnny anyways, what's one or two more babies!"
Eva winced. "I was so sorry to hear about Tomas..." she began to say.
Veronica waved her hand again. "It is what it is," she stated firmly.
"Well, thank you again. Nathaniel'll be by to pick her up after he's done at the studio," she said awkwardly.
She'd pressured Tomas to make a decision... and he had...
...he'd chosen Sonja.
Veronica opened her mouth to serve him a scathing set down and demand he leave her porch, but Tomas stopped her by holding up his hand. "Not in front of Rachel, okay?" he said.
"Then you shouldn't have brought her to my house! Where's your wife? Can't she watch her?" Veronica demanded.
"Great Veronica. Eva was really worried!" he laughed, attempting to diffuse the tense situation. Turning to Tomas, he asked, "Hey, here to see Johnny?" He knew how much it killed his friend to be missing out on his son's milestones. But after Tomas had chosen to marry Sonja, Veronica had moved out and filed for primary custody. She'd made it clear that if she could, she would've denied him any time at all.
Tomas attempted to smile. "Yeah, just dropped by to pick him up alittle early..."
"Well, come on in," she told Nathaniel, then glaring at Tomas, she added grudgingly, "I guess you can come in, too."
He heard Tomas gasp. "He's getting so big!" when he saw Johnny playing by the window. "Mi hijo!" he called out as he set Rachel down to get a hug from his son. He glanced back at Veronica. "I'm missing too much..."
"You know, we set up specific times for a reason, Tomas. You can't just come over here whenever you want," Veronica said defensively again.
"God, Veronica..." Tomas said, his shoulders bunching.
"I'll let you two catch up," Nathaniel said awkwardly as he slung the diaper bag over his shoulder and slipped from the room.
As he shut the front door, he heard the accusations and arguments begin. He shook his head sadly that Johnny and Rachel had to listen to it...
Amelia shut off her computer and started gathering up her purse. "She's your sister!"
Eva glanced at the window between Seth's office and their work room. Although the blinds were drawn, it was obvious what was going on in there...
Nathaniel smiled sadly, thinking about the argument between Veronica and Tomas, "Yeah, I know what you mean."
"Are you okay, babe?" Nathaniel asked worriedly.
She nodded, but hurried from the room.
She nodded quickly, so happy that she was almost speechless.