You’ll Always Have A Home With Us, Scene #01
YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE A HOME WITH USJoanne (Lauren Phillips) and her husband, Nick (Dick Chibbles), are just settling in for the night when there’s a knock on the door. When Lauren answers it, her goddaughter, Avery (Paisley Porter), practically jumps into her arms, sobbing. Lauren is startled as she turns to the police detective accompanying her for help. Seconds later, their worlds come crashing down as they learn that Avery’s parents, their dearest friends, have been killed in a terrible car accident. Even though Avery isn’t related to them, as her godparents, Joanne and Nick will do everything they can to take care of her.But as time passes, Nick starts to become more and more uncomfortable sharing the house with Avery. It seems like Avery’s selfishly inserting herself in every aspect of their lives, not giving them any privacy. Even worse, it doesn’t even seem like she’s grieving, which thoroughly freaks Nick out. One day he tries talking to Joanne, convinced that something’s WRONG with Avery, but Joanne insists that this is how she’s processing trauma, so they have to be there for her — no matter what.Although Nick reluctantly accepts this, he admits that a lot of his frustrations stem from the fact that they can’t get any ALONE time together these days. Now that Avery’s stepped out for a minute, maybe they can have a moment that’s only about THEM.But as things heat up, are they REALLY alone?