A/N: What if $Bill & Hope really were in cahoots to break up Liam & Steffy…..
$Bill waited at the Bikini Bar for Hope to meet there for their secret meeting.
“Hope, where are you?” $Bill left a message on Hope’s voicemail. “I need to know how you’re doing on the Liam Project.”
$Bill was getting ansy wondering where Hope was. He needed to know that she was holding up her end of the bargain to get Liam to fall back in love with her again so he could have Steffy to himself.
It was the perfect plan: make everyone think it was Ridge’s idea to bring Hope and Taylor back to L.A. when in fact, it his bright idea. That ditz Taylor actually thinks she’s the one who shot him! Truth is $Bill had hired someone to shoot him: Sheila Carter! It was fun playing the victim when he was still in charge the whole time!
Back at Liam’s hotel room, Hope getting physical with Liam when she heard her phone ‘s notification bell.
“Liam, I really need to check my messages.” Hope said to a grateful Liam as he kissed her neck in just the right spot, while Hope listened to her voicemail from $Bill.
“Ah, Liam, I really need to go. My mother needs to see me.” Hope lied as she headed out of Liam’s hotel room to meet with $Bill.
10 minutes later, Hope arrived at the Bikini Bar to find a furious $Bill.
“You better have some news to make up for your late arrival!” $Bill seethed.
“Sorry, I was with Liam.” Hope apologized.
“I hope you got somewhere with my son?!”
“Yes. Liam is definitely falling back in love with me.”
“Well, good, Hope. I’m so glad you kept your end of this deal.”
“So, have you got anywhere with Steffy and Taylor?”
“Taylor believes that she shot me and Steffy is about to give Liam the annulment papers.”
“Cheers.” Hope said holding up a glass. “Looks like we got everything we wanted.”
For once, $Bill agreed with Hope as he clinked his glass to Hope’s.