"Caroline, I'm so proud of you." My mother says.
I smile at her.
"Thank you, momma."
"I know your father and I always push you to do school, but you do whatever makes you happy. We will be happy. Understand?" She asks.
"Yes, momma. I understand."
She kisses my forehead.
"So proud." She whispers.
Then she leaves.
That was different.
I need to go to the grocery store.
So I do.
I haven't been shopping a while.
And I run into Kate, of all people.
It's nice to know that even though I don't work for her, she still cares.
I go back home and decide to cook dinner.
"Hey, there's mail for you. From New York." Peggy drops it on the counter.
I dry my hands and pick it up.
"Holy shit. It's from Pearl."
"Your paycheck?" She asks.
I tear open the envelope.
There's a letter.
I read it aloud.
"Dear, Caroline. I had some success in selling your first design. I will admit, it wasn't my best work. Give me a chance, and I'll show you what I can really do with your art. I hope this is enough for now. With all my love, Pearl."
I take the check out.
I'm gonna faint.
"It's 4.700." I breathe.
I shake my head and scream.
"Holy shit!" Peggy jumps up and down.
"This is insane. I'm gonna call him later." I put everything back in the envelope and run to my room.
"Something's burning!" Peggy yells.
I run back into the kitchen and take the bell peppers off the stove.
"I suck at this." I laugh.
I get a call from Aaliyah.
"Hey, girl. How's it going?" I answer.
"I'm alright. Tati isn't feeling good. She wants to talk to you."
The speaking is muffled.
Then I hear her.
"Hey, Caro." She says hoarsely.
"Hi, Tati." I say.
"My head hurts." She sighs.
"You'll be okay, baby. Call Nanny if you need anything, okay?"
"Don't call yourself that. You sound old. You're not old."
"I know. Goodnight, baby."
And I go to sleep happy.
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