"Come on, Ian, it's time to go!" Haley called out as she skipped down the stairs.
"Yeah, you too," Nathaniel said, nodding to her boyfriend, Brendon Black. He checked his watch. He had to get going soon. He'd promised Eva that he wouldn't be late tonight.
But there was one thing he wanted to talk to Nikki about before he left, though.
Nikki shrugged, "Sure. What's up?"
"I was just noticing during the shoot today that the scene wasn't really coming together." he said cautiously. "I was thinking that if we tried approaching from a different angle, it might work better."
"What do you mean?" Nikki asked, cocking her head to the side.
"I just thought that a camera that rolled from the ceiling might better show the bar fight, rather than the smaller camera that they were using."
Nikki tapped her lips as she considered his suggestion. "You know, I can totally dig it. Let me talk to the cameramen about it. We'll re-shoot tomorrow..."
"Great! See you tomorrow!" he promised.
Nikki playfully slugged him on the shoulder. "You've got an eye for the camera work, buddy! A real eye! I'm going to run some of the production issues by you from now on!"
Nathaniel headed out of the bar whistling happy. Normally he couldn't wait until the acting contract had been served so that he could walk away from the entire entertainment industry. But, more and more he'd been thinking that he could do a pretty good job behind the scenes, maybe even behind the camera!
"Soon!" Eva called out as she finished cleaning up the living room, stuffing toys under the couch and chucking Ian's dirty socks into his room.
"Rachel! I'm glad you could make it!" Haley said excitedly. "I love your dress!"
"Thanks! My mom got it for me for my birthday!"
Soon the rest of her family and friends had shown up and were ready to celebrate.
Haley eagerly ripped the wrapping paper away.
Everyone gathered around the table to grab a piece of cake...
...everyone but Johnny...
Johnny shrugged, "Eh, whatever. It looked like a girl cake."
Haley laughed. "It's pink because it's strawberry - not girly!"
"Yeah, whatever," Johnny responded.
Haley awkwardly shifted. "Well... thanks for coming," she said, not really knowing what else to say.
Haley's eyes widened. "Oh, well... thanks anyway..." she trailed off.
"Looks like everyone's heading out. Catch ya later," he said, scurrying away.