Ophelia’s mom accepts her boyfriend into the family:***
Deborah pulled Adrian’s chin to her shoulder and hugged him. “You’re my son now and I will defend you as though I’d given you birth.”
Adrian sniffed, a tear pooling in the corner of his eye. “Yes, Ma’am.”
“No, it’s ‘Okay, Mom.’”
“Okay, Mom.” He lifted his face and smiled.
“Now that we got that settled…” she ran fingers through bushy blondness “…get a haircut, ya hippy.”