The months had passed, and Rose and Jack had been separated yet again.
Rose's gold medal was hanging in the front room in a frame. She couldn't believe she had actually succeeded.
"Rosie, Jack's on the phone," her mother said.
Rose nodded. "Hello?"
"Hey, sweetie," Jack said.
"Hey, there," Rose replied.
"So, what are you doing this weekend?" Jack inquired.
Rose sighed. "I'll probably meet up with Sara and go skating."
"Mind if I tag along?" Jack asked.
Rose smiled. "Jack!"
"Well, I got in touch with Tommy and Fabri, too," Jack said.
Rose gasped. "Wow!"
Jack heard Rose's reaction and simply inquired, "Yeah, so what do you say?"
Rose smiled. "I say okay!"
Jack chuckled. "Well, Rosie, I have to get to my next class. I'll talk to you later."
"Okay. I love you," Rose said.
"Love you, too," Jack replied.
Rose put the phone back into the cradle. "Mom! Tommy's coming home!"
Ruth heard her daughter, and smiled. "I know!"
Rose came down the stairs. "You knew?"
Ruth nodded. "Jack might have suggested it to me one day. I told Beally and she said she couldn't wait to see Tommy."
Rose smiled. "Yes!"
"You better get your shower. You still have school tomorrow," Ruth reminded Rose.
Rose groaned. "Okay."
Beally walked down the stairs. "I heard my name."
"Tommy's coming over this weekend," Rose said.
Beally nodded. "Old news, sis."
Rose went to bed early that night, and quickly got ready for school the next morning.
"Rosie!" Holly said.
"Hey, girlie!" Rose said.
"Did you hear?" Holly asked. "Fabri's coming home this weekend!"
"I heard," Rose replied. "Jack told me."
"Come on, you two. We have to get to our next class," Beally said, getting her sister and best friend.
The week went by fast, and Rose, Beally, and Holly couldn't wait for the weekend. Little did they know, big surprises were in store for them--all of them.