Today's episode (142) is now posted.|
"What's going on here?" Ruby Thomas asked as she stood in the doorway while her eyes darted from Naomi Jackson to the other people in the room.
She'd come by to visit her boyfriend's sister in hopes of bridging the rift that had existed between them, but she'd clearly walked in on a conversation that was certainly about something other than Naomi's job as a maid for the Manchesters.
"What are you doin' here?" Naomi snapped angrily, frightened that Ruby might ruin all of her plans. "You spyin' on me?"
"No, Naomi, I'm not spying on you," Ruby firmly replied. "I just came by so that we could work out our differences."
"Naomi, dear, I take it that you know this girl?" Joyce Preston asked, flashing her secret accomplice a look of caution.
"Yeah, I know her," Naomi muttered.
"Well, if you'd like to have a visit with your friend, we could put this off until later." Dane Manchester briefly glanced over at his wife Sara and then exhaled slowly, relieved for the interruption. The last thing that he wanted was to sign over any part -- no matter how small -- of his and his wife's inheritance to Naomi even if it was supposed to be for the care of her child.
"She ain't no friend of mine!"
"Naomi, what's going on here?" Ruby asked, her suspicions mounting. "I...thought you were a maid here."
"I am a maid!"
"But..." Ruby's eyes moved from Naomi to the other people in the room. "What did you mean when you said that they needed to take care of your baby? Naomi, what's going on here?"