The only problem is, he’s not sure how Sephora and Zawadi will react.
Starlight Shores is the name of the city and it’s located a long way from Barnacle Bay.
Suddenly, Miles smiles. Moving to Starlight Shores is a sure way to get Zawadi away from Mitchell.
Feeling a lot better about telling Sephora and Zawadi about the possible move, Miles turns in for the night.
Zawadi is in her own bed, unaware that things will soon be changing drastically for her.
All she can think about is Mitchell; his smile…his eyes…the feel of his lips on hers.
Zawadi daydreams her way through the rest of her morning routine.
By breakfast, she is so lost in her thoughts that she almost forgets that she has to be at school in a few minutes.
She chews her toast mindlessly; her mouth unable to taste anything but the memory of her first kiss with Mitchell.
She lets out one last airy sigh before realizing that the sound that she’s hearing repeatedly is the sound of the school bus horn honking outside.
“Oh no! I’m going to be late for Mitchell,” she says rushing off to school.
Sephora rises soon after Zawadi leaves. Staring into the mirror, thinking about how much Zawadi has grown, suddenly makes her feel old.
Sephora is overdue for a make-over. If she is going to be the matured mother of a teenager, it’s time for her to look the part.
Miles wakes up with the inevitable move in mind. Today is the day that he will tell Sephora. They will decide together just when and how to tell Zawadi.
Sephora hops on her bike and heads toward the new beauty salon that recently opened in town.
As she pedals closer to the salon, her instincts tell her that more than her style is about to change. She just can’t put her finger on what it might be.
Sephora steps up to the salon unsure of what style she’s looking for. Maybe a drastic short cut, she says to herself.
The salon is empty. Sephora’s not sure if the stylist has just stepped out for a moment or what.
This is just enough to give Sephora second thoughts about getting a new hair cut. What if I don’t like it? What if it takes a long time to grow back? She asks herself.
She sits down and decides to wait for the stylist; proud at herself for being brave.
Back at home, Miles spends some bonding time with their dog Dazzle.
“I shouldn’t worry, should I? Sephora and Zawadi will adjust to the idea of moving, won’t they?” Miles asks the small dog as if he could really give him an answer. Dazzles responds by roughly grabbing onto the rope that Miles is holding.
Back at the salon, the stylist returns; informing Sephora that she’ll be the next customer.
The stylist finishes with the client ahead of Sephora and calls her up.
Sephora decides on a short curly afro, a new outfit and some makeup.
Afterward she’s not sure she likes any of it, especially the clown-like blush, and is definitely not sure what Miles will think of it.