One last party before they go their separate ways.
The girls are all over for one last fling. One last night of pig tails and hot coco. But Emma is ready to grow up. She hangs out in the archway to the hall, watching her friends reminisce about boy bands, not very interested in an overview of her youth.
But there was Mr. Harper, her best friend's dad. He was there tonight, too, keeping his distance from all the nail polish and karaoke - but not from Emma. He always liked Emma. Surely, no one would miss her tonight. He and she - they could get to know each other better - as adults.
PSA: This is a tale of an innocent younger woman being seduced and tenderly claimed by an experienced older man. He will be slow and gentle, and he will take her to heights she has never experienced.