♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Elliott Smith – Say Yes
Chris: So everything’s okay then? You’re having fun? And you’re learning, right?
Chris: I’m so happy to hear that!
Chris: I love you too, Zoey! I’m so glad you’re enjoying yourself!
Sam: That sounded good.
Chris: Yeah, she’s great! I’m so happy for her. This was such a great opportunity and even though I miss her a lot, I think this is for better.
Sam: I still can’t believe that you’ve decided to emancipate yourself. That’s such a big step.
Chris: I know, but I just couldn’t handle it anymore. She got the money which could of helped to get us on our feet again and she gambled it… I tried to help her, I really did, but she’s just thinking about herself. She doesn’t know how to be poor. Which is strange because she used to be.
Sam: What? Your mum? Poor?
Chris: Yeah. Her, and Lydia too, used to live in Foundry Cove and my mum used to talk about that place as if it was the worst place in the entire world. She hated being poor and Lydia and her ran away when they were young. Lydia went to school and married Matthew and they built their wealth together while my mum married my dad for money. I mean, I always knew they didn’t really love each other but they were pretty decent parents. So I didn’t mind it… Until now.
Chris: One of them is in the jail and the other one is drinking non-stop. I just want to be on my own. Studying and working in the same time will be hard, but I think I can pull it off. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and Dylan offered to help my out with legal help and he will loan me some money to start off so… Yeah, I’m going to be emancipated. *laughs*
Sam: I’m standing by you one hundred percent, Chris. I think that it will definitely going to be hard, but you have us, the people who really care about you, by your side. We’re your family.
Chris: You really know what to say to a guy, Sam. Thank you, gorgeous.
Sam: No problem, stud! *laughs* Where are you planning on staying while you look for an apartment?
Chris: Hmmm… Dylan did offer for me to stay at his house, but I think he’s already helped me out way too much so I turned him down. I do think that I’ve found a decent apartment and I have to go check it out later today so…
Sam: …So you will be needing your girlfriend to help you out! *laughs*
Sam: Oh… I mean…
Chris: I don’t mind, silly! I would love to call you my girlfriend!
Sam: Phew! *laughs*
Chris: And yeah, I would also love it if you could help me out! You have a great taste!
Sam: *laughs* I do not! I mean, just look at my boyfriend!
Chris: Aren’t you cheeky! *laughs*
♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Dido – Life for Rent
Scarlett: What are you doing here? *yells* GET OUT!
Michael: I’ve been calling you for…
Scarlett: I really don’t care, so…
Michael: Scarlett, come on, don’t be like that, I got your message…
Scarlett: What message?
Michael: The one you left on my phone before you came over?
Scarlett: Oh, that wasn’t supposed to be for you. Now, leave! Please.
Michael: It wasn’t for me? Come on, don’t lie, Scarlett, I am so incredibly sorry about last night but…
Scarlett: *screams* ARE YOU DEAF?! Leave me alone, you weirdo!
Scarlett: *screams* DAAAAAD!
Michael: Fine… I’m leaving.
Sam: So, do you need any help from me?
Matthew: No, sweetie. Lydia is probably moving in with Maxwell and we’ll share everything evenly so there shouldn’t be too many problems. However, we still don’t know about Scarlett…
Sam: Where she’ll stay? Or?
Matthew: Yeah, she didn’t really take it well. Could you maybe talk with her? I just don’t know how to reach her lately.
Sam: Of course… Can I ask for a little favor though?
Matthew: Sure, what’s up?
Sam: Well, Chris is going through a lot, as you already know. And I helped him search for an apartment today, but the place was horrid. Yeah, it was cheap but for that kind of an awful place, even that was too much money. So, could Chris possibly stay here for a few days? Only until we manage to find him a decent apartment. I know it’s not the best time, but he’s…
Matthew: Of course he can. But he will be sleeping in the guest room! I don’t want any shenanigans under my roof! *laughs*
Sam: *laughs* That’s perfectly fine. Thanks so much, uncle Matt!
Matthew: No problem at all!
Michael: Hey Sam…
Sam: What were you doing here?
Michael: Nothing, I’m leaving…
Sam: Well, this was weird.
Matthew: He came here few minutes ago. He wanted to talk with Scarlett.
Sam: Michael? But why?
Hannah: So Jade is sleeping with Michael? Jade Harris? The most famous girl who ever went to St. Duncan’s High?
Dylan: Yeah. *laughs* She been coming here every month for a year or so… Then the next day she goes to her house and says she came home to visit. It’s strange, I don’t know what she sees in that piece of sh*t but…
Hannah: You mean your brother?
Dylan: *yells* He’s not my brother!
Hannah: Interesting… I mean, Jenn always talks about Jade as she was this perfect person. Her slumming like that is definitely unexpected.
Dylan: Well, I see nothing wrong with a little bit of casual sex…
Hannah: You mean, somewhat like what we’re doing?
Dylan: Yeah, just like that. But in this case, I’m Jade and you’re Michael.
Hannah: B*tch, call me Michael one more time and you won’t be seeing these puppies anymore!
Dylan: *laughs* Fine, fine. It was just a joke, chill…
Hannah: Is it a one time thing or do they do it more than once while she stays here?
Dylan: It’s not like I’m counting, but I’d say that she most likely comes over at least three or four times during her weeklong stay.
Hannah: Oh, that gives me an amazing idea…