It’s the following morning and I find Ember walking around with a silly smile on her face.
(Ember, what’s making you so happy?)
“Oh…I just want to pinch myself that I’m so lucky!”
Then I see a semi-nude Michael coming up the stairs.
(OoooOOOOooo…now I get it. Yes, Ember. You are VERY lucky. Heh… 😏)
Everyone goes about their business throughout the day and I lose track of time. I can’t find Ember since she’s not in her usual spaces. Then I see her with Burton and she’s grinning at someone.
That someone is Drake who’s chilling in the shower.
With his clothes on. 😑
“Hello, dear Ember,” Drakes says looking like he just got caught with his pants down.
Ember cocks her head. “Sorry, I didn’t know you were in here. I’ll leave.”
(What is Burton doing behind her? Sniffing??? 👀)
Walking past, Drake throws her a knowing stare. “That’s okay. I was just leaving.”
“I’ll see you later then,” Ember says, winking.
Burton waves at Ember. “Good! Now me and Ember will be alone.”
(Guess Burton’s gotten over his jealousy and now wants to make sure she notices HIM and not Drake. 😎 These two are definitely rivals!)
Sighing, Ember lurches her head back. “Burton…why are you still here? I have to go to the bathroom.”
“Oh don’t mind me.” His mouth slowly stretches into a toothy grin.
Ember blinks. “Really?”
“Okay, okay, I’ll leave.” Burton storms out the door.
(LMAO! 😝 You got to hand it to Burton. He seeks out our girl way more than the others!)
After Ember finishes up, I catch Drake failing in the bathtub.
(Poor guy has been TRYING to take a shower for a WHILE but no one let him.)
The sun sets, spraying colors of pink, orange and gold over the beautiful Mt. Komorebi sky and it’s time for the rose ceremony. I have jitters in my stomach. Who will be first to go home????
I find Ember working out right before she needs to get dressed.
(Have you made up your mind, Ember?)
“Yes, Creator, I have. And this one is an easy pick.”
(Really??? Hmm… 😮 I wonder since I couldn’t guess who’s going home. 🤷♀️)
The guys line up looking dashing in their formal attire.
Grabbing a rose, Ember surveys all the guys.
Each one glances at the other, thinking they’re safe for sure!
(***Pulls hair out*** What are you waiting for, Ember! I can’t take the suspense!)
“I’m just thinking about who will get the first rose.”
Then she steps up to Burton. “I admire how persistent you are, Burton. And you make me feel wanted all the time. Will you accept this rose?”
“It would be an honor, darling.”
Next is the very handsome Shayne.
“I think we have a lot in common and I want to get to know you better. Will you accept this rose?”
“I’d love to accept.”
(Omg!!! That look! ***faints***)
Stepping up to Drake, she says, “I’m sorry I interrupted your shower, Drake. Will you forgive me and accept this rose?”
“Dear Ember, when this is over, I hope you’ll never have to say you’re sorry for meeting me in the shower.”
(OH MY! I’m blushing for her!!! 😳)
Next is the hunky Mike Eagle. “You seem like a fun guy and I like your confidence. Will you accept this rose?”
“Of course I will, sweet lady.”
Then Michael is offered a rose. “I love your charm and your sweet nature. Will you accept this rose?”
“I’m honored you think so highly of me,” Michael says.
It’s down to the final two. Jake doesn’t look worried but Omari tenses.
Who will get the rose?
“You make me laugh all the time. Will you accept this rose, Jake?”
Jake grabs the rose like it’ll disappear any moment. “You like me??? REALLY? You wouldn’t lie or anything would you?”
(Poor paranoid Jake. 😝)
Now it’s time to say good bye. “I’m sorry, Omari, but we just never connected.”
He breathes in deeply. “I knew my shyness would do me in.”
Sadly, he shuffles down the stairs into the snow.
It’s sad such a handsome face was wasted!
Farewell, Omari. Wish we could have gotten to know you better!
Here’s the points for the first ceremony. As you can see there’s a three way tie atm. But it’s still anyone’s game because we have challenges for dates so men could rise and others could fall.
This will be the last time I show the points so we will be surprised on the outcomes.
Sorry zachsimsy that your guy went so early. Thank you for subbing him!