When Christmas Eve comes, Elizabeth gets up early making sure everything is ready to go. All presents are under the tree wrapped and ready. All the food for dinner ready to go. The house in tip-top condition, everything perfect and homey.
Tonight's dinner was the feast of the seven fishes. A tradition that went way back for Elizabeth’s family. Brian also heard of it and had it when he was growing up, so it was nothing new. Elizabeth hasn’t done this in a long time Since Ethan’s family wasn’t very into it. Their tradition was making homemade pizzas for dinner. Which they did for several years. Now Elizabeth wanted to be a little fancier. Having people at her dinner table that enjoyed fish and her regular tradition.
She was more and more getting her own self back, stepping away more and more from anything Ethan has taught her. Brian not caring what she cooked, as long as she made it, he was happy. Even if she ordered it, he was happy. He was just a normal guy, who didn't make problems out of little things. He just went with it. As long as he was eating, He was good with it. It was honestly not a big deal to him.
Elizabeth gets the dining room table ready for dinner, setting it with fancy table wear, matching glasses and silverware. A large gorgeous flower arrangement in the middle of the table. Brian just watches as she puts every little detail together. Making things look very elegant. He just wonders to himself, why would Ethan ever say it was wrong? Or always want to put her down. It was amazing just to watch her in action. Then he just shrugs to himself, saying his loss is my gain.
Later on, Sean and Martha come for dinner bringing Tyler with them, and a bunch of gifts. Everything so far today has been calm and quiet. Brian, Micheal, and Tyler sit down to watch TV as the women gab in the kitchen.
Elizabeth tells them all to take a seat at the dining room table, as she brings out one dish after another, Starting with a shrimp cocktail, and ending with baked Salmon. Everyone getting full after eating all the food and desserts.