While some of Honeycomb Valley’s residents went on holiday in August, many also stayed home. And a lot happened! But we’ll start at the beginning…
Susie was slowly getting settled in in her old hometown. Even though she was still hurt from the break up, she decided to try and look on the bright side. At least now she was back home and she could go riding again! She remembered Luke had told her she was always welcome to take one of his horses out, so she decided to take him up on that offer and went to the ranch.
Luke was happy to lend Susie Snow, the horse her niece rides on during lessons as well. Since it was a very hot day the ranch had no visitors. “Hey“, said Luke, “why don’t I go with you!” Susie had actually been looking forward to riding alone, clearing her head, but Luke had been so nice as to lend her a horse for free, so she felt it would be rude to tell him this.
And thus; Susie and Luke (and Boy) went for a ride together.
When they reached a clearing they stopped for a drink of of water.
“Look what I can do!” Luke boasted. Susie thought this act was quite dangerous actually and not at all something to boast about…
Side note: Luke standing on his horse like this seemed to be a glitch, but it made me laugh nonetheless and it was very fitting considering the situation.
They stopped at the monument for a look out over town.
Then they galloped back to the ranch.
Susie stayed for a last cup of coffee.
And then thanked Luke for the day. “Oh, of course!” he said. “Come back any time. Really. ANY time!”
Carson and Natascha
On a warm friday night, Carson and Natascha headed for Honeycomb Valley’s only nightclub and their favourite place; the Watermill Nightclub. Natascha’s best friend and roommate Jasmine would join them there after work.
Meanwhile, Natascha was dancing with Wesley, unaware of what was going on one floor beneath her…
Unaware, until she went to the bathroom herself, that is…
Jasmine tried to smooth things over: “I’m so sorry Tash! We didn’t mean for you to find out this way!”
Wait… Hold on… “Find out”? What was there to “find out” exactly?
And yes, Jasmine and Carson had no choice but to confirm Natascha’s suspicions… They had been seeing each other behind her back for MONTHS! Natascha was furious!
Because the club closed at that point (at 3:00 am… *rolls eyes*), they took the rest of their fight outside.
Natascha couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Her boyfriend of 4 years! And her best friend since they were 5 years old!
And so is that “relationship”!
Natascha then got in her car and drove off. Carson and Jasmine stayed behind. And after soothing their cheeks they realised that maybe this was for the best. Now they could finally be together. But not here. No, no way, not in Honeycomb Valley! Jasmine would not have a home to return to and moving in with Carson was no option, since his home was in the same building as Natascha’s. Furthermore, Carson worked with Natascha’s sister Naomi and was really not looking forward to facing her either!
So, they made a decision. They would leave Honeycomb Valley. This very instant. Carson had a friend in Bridgeport who was subletting his apartment and all it took was a phonecall. And so it happened. They got in a taxi and left. After a 4 hour drive they arrived at the apartment in Bridgeport. There, Carson got out his phone and called his boss…
It was an exciting summer for Elliot Murray. This September, Alice would officially retire as headmistress of The Beehive, making Elliot the new headmaster. On top of that, a whole new school, consisting of three buildings, was being build over summer. A brand new school for a brand new headmaster. So naturally, Elliot was a very excited man indeed.
And then, one August morning, he got a phonecall.
Elliot’s happy smile soon turned sour… Carson was calling to quit his job! Only two weeks before the new year was to start! Elliot told Carson this was not done, and asked him if he had any idea what kind of pickle he was leaving him with. But Carson couldn’t care less. “Sue me then“, he said. “I’m still not coming back, I can’t“
And as if Elliot didn’t have enough on his plate already, then the dishwasher broke! Luckily Elliot is very handy and has very helpful children. (Although I’m not sure splashing water around while your father is working with electrics is such a good idea, Ruby…)
After fixing the dishwasher, Elliot called his primary department team for an emergency meeting at his home (since the school was not finished yet). Eva couldn’t come, she was on holiday in Monte Vista, but luckily Lillian had just come home from her trip to Isla Paradiso. After calling the ladies, Elliot made a note of how the primary department was originally meant to be manned after summer… Hmmm… now that changes had to be made anyway, maybe this was a good opportunity to change some other things too.
Lucy and Lillian were first to arrive. Elliot gave them a cup of coffee while they waited for Naomi.
When she arrived, Elliot told the ladies what happened. Lucy for one was not surprised. She never got along with her messy colleague. Naomi, having already heard the reason Carson left from her sister, was just really angry at him.
Aside from having to fill the blank left by Carson, Elliot had something else he wanted to discuss with the ladies. With the two buildings, he needed someone to manage the primary department. Someone who could be assistant headmaster actually. “And”, so he said, “I was thinking of you, Lillian…”
Lillian was honoured and said she was happy to do it! But that meant she would not have time for her teaching duties anymore. After a bit of puzzling, the problem was solved! Only small issue was that there wouldn’t be a substitute anymore. But Elliot felt that having the classes covered was the main thing at this point.
Elliot thanked the ladies for helping him solve the problem. Well done Elliot! You’re off to a good start!
Oh, you think that was it for August? No no, there’s more!