How long had they been thinking of this? It took Vada by surprise when Henry's mother showed her, her new room. OK, they'd talked to her about it. A case worker and her foster mom, but she didn't think much of it. She didn't get excited. It was best to stay mute and go on as if nothing much would happen...and then...
"Well, I've had some long talks with everyone. And, Henry's Dad has a new job now, in the city." She was all smiles as she showed Vada where she'd be staying.
Vada wondered what sort of strings Henry's mother had pulled to get this to happen. She felt like a princess now with her own white desk and new lap top. The big bed was rather majestic to what she'd been used to sleeping on, and new too.
"Henry said, you like blue." His mom smiled. She told Vada to call her Myra. "At least for now."
Vada nodded as she looked around. She was happy, yet sad. So sad. She just wasn't sure she was ready for this. Yet, she was so busy with the play.
"I..I have play practice, every night." Vada wanted Myra to know. "Uh, I hope that's all right."
"I can't wait to see the play." Myra beamed as Vada told her about the production that was Shakespeare gone gangster.
"I just never thought..you know..uh.." Vada sighed. She didn't know where to start. She was certain Henry must have something to do with this, but it felt like a dream at the moment. Tears emerged without warning.
Then Henry and his dad showed up with a cake. A HELLO KITTY ice cream cake. Vada tried to laugh. Especially, when Henry's Dad Harvey started singing the birthday song. Before she knew it, she was getting a group hug.