"What's the matter?!" he asked with disbelief. He couldn't believe how she was acting all innocent when he'd seen her with his own eyes. "What are you insane?!"
"It's over Keely," Ian grumbled. "Just get over it!"
"But, Ian..." she pouted petulantly.
Ian just brushed her off. "I saw you with Ellis, Keely! Okay?! I SAW you!"
Keely's mouth dropped open. "When?" she asked, accidentally confirming that she'd been unfaithful... more than once.
He just shook his head and walked off, leaving her fuming behind him.
Cecelie just hurried inside, pretending she hadn't heard.
"Yes ma'am. We've planned the party for this evening at the Community Center. We'll be playing the results tally live from the conference room. And when all goes well, we'll have the celebratory cake in the ballroom!"
Peter Sekemoto grinned. "We've got this in the bag, Eva. The polls have us in the lead!"
"Well, we'll have to wait and see what the voters say!" she said, not wanting to get too excited.
"...And the next President is Eva Black-Wolff!" the newscaster announced.
Nathaniel squeezed his wife. "You did it!" He didn't think he had ever been prouder of her than this moment.
Behind them, she heard a voice from her past, "Eva?"
Eva didn't hesitate to take his hand in hers. "It means a lot to me, Arturo. You were the one that opened my eyes to politics!" She reminisced fondly.
"Thank you so much sweetheart!" Eva hugged her daughter and then pulled back a moment, eyeing her with wistful eyes. "How you've grown, Haley. What a fine young lady you've become!"