After telling Nathaniel that something seemed to be bothering Ian, Eva practiced her big speech that she would be making at City Hall today. She wanted to get it just right...
Ian winced as the dart flew way off mark. "Nothing," he responded sullenly. "This is a stupid game anyways!" he complained, pitching another dart at the board.
Nathaniel watched a moment, trying to think of the best way to approach Ian. Uncrossing his arms, he held out his hands. "Give your old man a try. I used to be good at this back in the day!" he boasted.
"Yeah, watch how it's done!" Nathaniel took steady aim and then threw the dart.
"Yeah, I guess," Ian said with a frown.
"There's nothing to talk about," Ian grumbled, avoiding his dad's eyes.
Nathaniel raised his brow skeptically. "So your bad mood lately doesn't have anything to do with the fact that Cecelie's not coming over anymore?"
Nathaniel grimaced. "Ouch," he commiserated. "That does sound like a mess." He wondered which one bothered Ian more. "Did you ask Cici why she was mad at you?"
Ian threw his hands up in the air, "How am I supposed to ask her when she won't talk to me!"
"Well, what'd you get her?" Nathaniel asked, trying to think of another way to solve the problem.
"A baseball!" Ian said petulantly.
Ian jerked his attention back to the road, embarrassed to have been caught creeping down Cici's street. "Sorry," he mumbled. "I'm just trying to figure out how fast to go."
"Well, you can go a little bit faster than that!" Ian said with a chuckle. "So, while you're driving, I thought I would tell you a little something that I learned about women..."
Taking a deep breath, she continued, "Although President Davies and I have been able to make many positive changes during our tenure, the fact remains that our interests are not aligned. For that reason, I am here to announce that I will not be campaigning with him again for his re-election."
"Instead, I am here to announce my own plans to run for President, with Peter Sekemoto as my running mate!" she called out, raising her voice to be heard over the cheers.
"Let's show this country how we do it in Sunset Valley!"
Haley put the finishing touches on the last piece for her exhibit and eyed it critically. Perhaps it would be too obvious, she worried. She couldn't help it though, she'd always been fascinated by the way the light played in his eyes...
Ian came home excited and ready make things right!
"Hey, dad?" he asked as they headed inside. "Do you think I could borrow the keys. There's something I need to tell someone!"
"What is it?" she asked him tersely, clearly still peeved.
Ian took her hand in his own and squeezed, "Can we go somewhere to talk, Keely? There's a few things I really want to say."
"So? Say it!" she said with a dismissive shrug.
Ian tugged on her hand. "No, I've got something planned. Come with me!"
Keely's little sister Rose followed the teens out, "You're going to get in trouble, Keely!" she needled. "I'm going to tell Dad!"
Keely glanced back at her retreating sister and then turned to Ian, "Okay, Let's go!"
Keely was impressed. "Ooo, your parents are letting you drive?!" she asked. "That is so sexy!"
Ian glanced across the seat and grinned. "Yeah, pretty cool, huh?"
"What is that for?" she asked him.
Ian lit the candle and held his hands out. "I promise I have never been interested in Cici like that. She's always just been one of the guys. But if I need to not talk to her to prove my love for you - then you've got it. Because I love you, Keely!"
Ian felt a twinge of guilt for not sticking up for his old friend...