Strange Bedfellows in Salem


Citizens in Salem seem to be hooking up with the wrong partners: Aiden & Hope, Rafe & Kate, Dario & Nicole as they long for the ones they really want? Will Salemites get it right or be destined to love woes?


Rafe Hernandez – Galen Gering
Kate Roberts – Lauren Koslow
Hope Williams Brady Jennings – Kristian Alfonso
Aiden Jennings – Daniel Cosgrove
Nicole Walker – Arianne Zuker
Dario Hernandez – Jordi Villasuso
Deimos Kiriakis – Vincent Irizarry
Chloe Lane – Nadia Bjorlin
Will Horton – Guy Wilson
Sonny Kiriakis – Freddy Jackson
Paul Narita – Sean Christopher
Brady Black – Eric Martsolf
Theresa Donovan – Jen Lilley
Roman Brady – Josh Taylor
Anne Milbauer – Meredith Scott Lynn
Dr. Marlena Evans Brady Black – Diedre Hall
John Black – Drake Hogestyn

Chapter 1

“I’m sorry Rafe,” Hope told a rejected Rafe. “I’m going back to Aiden.”

“After I professed my love to you?” Rafe asked confused. “How can you do this to us, Hope?”

“I’m sorry.” Was all Hope could say, as she turned and ran from the lake where Hope had told Rafe to meet her.

Rafe couldn’t believe it. He had hoped she would dump that creep, Aiden. Rafe didn’t like him. He knew Aiden was trouble. And his son raped Hope’s daughter, Ciara. How could she go back after that?

Rafe found himself at the Belle’s Night Club, the one she bought from Victor Kiriakis, where he ordered numerous drinks.

A drunk Rafe didn’t notice Kate, who had come in after witnessing Deimos in a liplock with Nicole, sit down next to him.

“Men!” Kate said bitterly. “Dario, hit me up!”

As Dario poured Kate a drink, Rafe tried to get up, but stumbled and nearly fell on the floor.

“Rafe!” Kate warned as she helped Rafe back into her seat
“W-w-w-who are you?” Rafe said, slurring his words.

“It’s Kate.” Kate told him, sitting him back on his stool. “On second thought, Dario, hold the drink. I think I’ll just help Rafe out of here.”

“Maybe it’s best.” Dario agreed.

As Kate was helping an inebriated Rafe out of the club, Dario noticed Nicole come in with Deimos, jealously hitting him hard when Deimos led Nicole out onto the dance floor.

Chapter 2

Kate saw daggers when she witnessed Deimos with Nicole. How dare he turn to Nicole after all they had been to each other. But Kate’s attention was diverted to an inebriated Rafe as he began staggering out the club door.

“Rafe, wait up!” Kate yelled after him, trying to catch up with him. “Gee, you’re pretty fast for being drunk!”

Meanwhile, Dario couldn’t take it anymore. Watching Nicole on the dance floor with Deimos. It was enough to make him vomit. Dario step out from behind the bar and walked onto the dance floor. Who cares if he was still working.

“Care to have a tango with me?” Dario asked Nicole for her hand as he whirled her away from Deimos who just stood by watching.

“Go ahead, Dario.” Deimos smiled. “Nicole will be back!”

As Deimos watched Dario dance with Nicole, Dario attempted Nicole to be with him.

“What do you see in that creep?” Dario asked Nicole while dancing.

“You don’t understand?” was all Nicole could say, who didn’t understand herself her attraction to Deimos.

“I know the guy is a creep and you don’t need him.”

“I have to go.” Nicole said, as she tore herself away from Dario’s arms and back to Deimos as if a magnet was forcing her into Deimos’ arms.

“I just don’t get it?!” Dario said to himself as he watched Nicole give Deimos a kiss on the lips.

“I knew you’d be back.” Deimos said smiling as he gave Dario a victory smile.

Dario didn’t like Nicole with Demos and vowed to win her away from him, no matter what.

Meanwhile, back at Rafe’s apartment, Kate had managed to get Rafe home and into bed and strip him of his clothing to make him more comfortable. As Kate was helping him, Rafe saw Hope’s face helping him and pleaded, “Stay with me, Hope!”

Kate couldn’t deny the words of her former lover and gave Rafe a kiss on the lips which turned to passion.

“I love you, Hope.” An inebriated Rafe said to Kate, who kissed him back.

Rafe made love to Kate, as he mistook her for Hope, who didn’t seem to mind at all. She had Rafe back in her bed, even if he was too drunk to realize who she was. Now she just had to keep him in her bed. Deimos would pay for dumping her for that bitch, Nicole!

Chapter 3

Elsewhere in Salem, Theresa found herself at Club TBD drowning her sorrows in a bottle of tequila.

“Keep ‘em comin’!” Theresa shot back at Sonny as she downed another glass of tequila. The funny thing is she hated tequila. She didn’t know why she was drinking when what she really wanted was a joint or something. How she wished she could go back to those days of using. But she couldn’t do that now. She was a mother with a child who was dependant on her. As if it wasn’t enough, Anne had just came in. Gawd, she didn’t want to deal with one of Anne’s tirades that she was ignoring her in favor of Tate and Brady.

“Hey, Theresa, have a favor to ask you?” Anne said, as she pulled a stool next to Theresa.

“Yeah, what is it?” Theresa said, knowing she would regret it.

“I want you to hook me up with your father!” Anne came out and asked her request.

Theresa just spat out the swallow of tequila she had taken in her mouth. “What??!!”

“I want you to hook me up with your father.” Anne repeated herself.

“I heard you, but how can I do that? My father can’t stand you?!”

“I don’t care what excuse you make. Hook me up or I will make your life hell!” Anne demanded.

“Fine!” Theresa said giving in.

“Good! I knew you’d see things my way!” Anne said. “Let me know when you’ve made a date.”

“Will do.” Theresa said.

As if it wasn’t enough that Anne wanted to hook up with her father, Summer was putting the moves on Brady. Theresa couldn’t believe that Brady was falling for that slut’s advances. She had caught Brady kissing Summer and that’s when she found her way to Club TBD.

After Brady had found a way to unclench himself from Summer’s arms, he had to find Theresa and explain. He had seen Theresa as Summer was kissing him. He had to explain to her that it was all Summer, that Summer was the one who kissed him. Not the other way around.

Chapter 4

After her unsuccessful attempt to hook up with Shane (which should have been obvious since he was happily married to Kimberly) Anne decided to pursue Lucas Horton. She saw her chance now that Adrienne was going through chemo and vascillating between Justin and Lucas, and she thought Lucas deserved better treatment. That’s when Anne saw a depressed Lucas sitting in Horton Square sipping on Vanilla Latte.

“Lucas, may I?” Anne innocently asked, as she sat down next to him.

“Sure, Anne, what brings you here?” Lucas asks her.

“Oh, just looking for some excitement.” Anne says.

“Well, you came to the right spot.” Lucas said as he pointed to a young couple arguing right there in the Square.

“You’d think they’d fight in private?” Anne said, shaking her head.

“Well, you know, kids these days.” Lucas said.

“No, I don’t.” Anne said. “I never had kids of my own.”

Anne couldn’t take it anymore. She had to know if Lucas wanted her. She decided to make the leap and just ask.

“Lucas, will you have dinner with me?” Anne asked him.

“I’m sorry, Anne, I’m busy.” Lucas lied. He didn’t want anything to do with her.
“Oh? Kate keeping you busy at Basic Black?”

“Yes.” Lucas continued his lie. He was waiting for Adrienne’s decision about her choice after his botched nuptials and Adrienne’s chemo.

Just then, Lucas got a text from Adrienne, “Lucas, I can’t wait to tell you my decision. I choose you (heart, kisses)!

“Oh my!” Lucas said elated. “She choose me!”

Lucas was so happy, he left Anne alone in Horton Square.

“Well, damn!” Anne said. “What a sad waste of a man! To think he’s wasted on Adrienne!”

Then it hit her, “That means, Justin will be miserable now that Adrienne chose Lucas.”

She rushed off to find Justin in hopes of consoling him.

Chapter 5

Anne showed up at the Kiriakis mansion hoping to catch Justin at a low point in his life, but it was quite the opposite.

“Hello, Justin.” Anne greeted him when he answered the front door.

“Anne, what are you doing here?” Justin asked, shocked to find her on his front porch.

“I thought you might need some company now that Adrienne chose Lucas?” Anne explained.

“I’m sorry, Anne, but I’m kinda busy at the moment.” Justin told her as a beautiful blonde came up to kiss him.

“I see.” Anne said, feeling dejected, as she walked off.

Anne didn’t understand why she was alone? First Lucas, now Justin. What was wrong with her? She wondered why no man wanted her?

As she walked alone in Salem, she found herself at Dario’s club where she ordered herself a drink. There were several men drinking alone. As she eyed them, none of them even bought her one. She couldn’t even get a man to buy her a drink?

Then she spotted him, Eduardo. Sad. Looking lonely. Kate must have broken his heart. well, she decided she would go see if she could cheer him up. So she walked over to the table Eduardo sat down at.

“This seat taken?” Anne asked as Eduardo shook his head, giving Anne an indication that it was okay to sit down.

“Alone too?” Eduardo asked her, as she sipped her drink.

“Yes. You?”

“Betrayed by the one I love.” Eduardo drowned his sorrow in his drink.



Anne and Eduardo drank their troubles. But Anne was still somewhat sober as Eduardo was obviously drunk. He started to get up, but just stumbled his way out of the club. Anne couldn’t stand to see anyone in that condition, so she went up to Eduardo and put her arm around his shoulder as she helped him back to her suite at the Salem Inn to let him sleep it off.

Meanwhile, Kate had come to her senses and realized the mistake she had made. She hoped she’d have time to find Eduardo and apologize, but it seemed too late as she witnessed an obviously tipsy Eduardo being led up to a room by none other than Anne.

“Well, fine, Eduardo! If that’s how you want it?!” Kate said to herself as she headed back home.