Hope Logan Fuller-Spencer should have been happy newly married to her handsome husband, Wyatt Fuller-Spencer, but she couldn’t help but think that something was missing. After all, she was engaged to none other than Wyatt’s half-brother Liam Spencer, the man she hoped she would spend the rest of her life with. Hope was confused now more than ever—all because Liam never showed up for their date in Paris at their favorite spot. To make matters worse, Hope can’t stand seeing Ivy hanging all over Liam. Did she jump the gun and marry Wyatt out of fear of rejection from Liam? And was it too late for her and Liam?
“Good morning Mrs. Spencer.” Wyatt said, as he kissed Hope, the day after they got back from their wedding in Monte Carlo.
“Good morning husband dear.” Hope kissed him back.
As Wyatt tried to make love to Hope, she glanced over at the time, “10 a.m.? Oh my gosh, Wyatt, I have got to go! I’m late for a meeting at Forrester!”
“Ah c’mon, Hope! They’ll wait for you. Just a quickie before we start our day!” Wyatt pleaded with Hope.
“I’m sorry, Wyatt. I just can’t.” Hope told him, as she quickly got dressed and headed out of their suite.
“Can’t we at least have some breakfast?” Wyatt said, following her.
“Sorry love, I have to go. Duty calls.” Hope said, as she kissed Wyatt good-bye.
Hope jumped in her car and headed for Forrester. When she got there she couldn’t help but notice Ivy and Liam casually having coffee on the Forrester balcony. She also couldn’t help but notice how Ivy was draped all over Liam, hanging on his every word. It just sickened her that Liam seemed to trust Ivy. Liam was hers—her fiance. What had happened between her and Liam? Why didn’t he show up at their spot in Paris? Was he even in Paris? Well, Hope couldn’t think about it now. She was late for a HFTF meeting. She had to get inside.
When she got inside Forrester and to the conference room, she was greeted by disapproving eyes from Aly Forrester.
“How could you marry Wyatt and hurt Liam?” Aly asked her as soon as Hope came into the meeting.
“I waited for Liam to show up in Paris. He never showed up.” Hope said, defending herself. “Why am I the bad guy?”
“Liam was there, in Paris, looking for you.” Aly told her. “He was hurt when Bill called him to inform him that you were in Monte Carlo marrying his brother.”
“Well, I waited for Liam. When Wyatt proposed marriage and Liam never showed. . .it just seemed right.” Hope told her. “Besides, Liam doesn’t seem to be hurting now, with Ivy hanging all over him!”
“Well, serves you right, Hope!” Aly retorts, looking at her with disdain. “I hope Liam never forgives you! I hope he is done with you forever! You and Wyatt deserve each other!”
Just then Pam and Charlie come in after hearing the spat between Hope and Aly.
“Hey you two! What’s going on here?” Pam asks. “We could hear the two of you from outside the room.”
“I was just telling Hope how much I despise her after what she did to Liam by marrying Wyatt.” Aly says, looking at Hope with disgust.
“Now girls, let’s all get along like adults.” Pam cheerfully says to them.
“Yes, I thought we had a meeting to run. Where is everyone? And I thought I was late?” Hope asks.
Just then, in walked Ivy clinging to Liam’s arm, which made Hope sick to watch.
“Oh, Hope, we saw you walk by. Why didn’t you stop and say hi?” Ivy asked her.
“I didn’t have time. I was already running late for the meeting.” Hope replies back.
“Oh, congratulations on your wedding to Wyatt!” Ivy tells her.
“Yes, Ivy, thank you.” Hope says, not even looking at her.
Liam couldn’t even look at Hope. He was stunned by her wedding to his brother Wyatt. He was so mad he couldn’t even speak to her. He just wanted to be done with her and let her live her new life with Wyatt.
He kissed Ivy on the cheek and told her he would see her later. Then he left for his own job at Spencer Publications.
Hope was livid when Liam kissed Ivy on the cheek. How could Liam move on so fast? Didn’t their relationship mean anything to them? She only married Wyatt because he never showed up at their favorite place. All she ever wanted was to be Liam’s wife, but when he never bothered to show, she did what she thought best: She married Wyatt. Now she was committed to Liam’s brother forever. Damn you, Liam! If only you had shown up!
Ivy walked Liam to the front entrance of Forrester to escort him out. She took his hand and held it tight in hers. Hope witnessed the kiss just before Liam left Ivy to head to Spencer Publications.
As soon as Ivy returned to the conference, Hope confronted Ivy.
“I don’t like how you latched onto Liam so fast!” Hope scolded her.
“It was just an innocent kiss, Hope. What’s your problem?” Ivy questioned her.
“I want you to stop seeing Liam!” Hope demanded. “Liam is brokenhearted. He doesn’t need you helping him through this!”
“FYI, Hope! Liam is a grown man! He doesn’t need you to babysit him!” Ivy shot back.
“Just leave Liam alone. . . or else!” Hope retorted.
“Or else what, Hope? Just what are going to do?”
“I’ll have you thrown out of Forrester!” Hope angrily warned her.
“Ha! You’ll have me thrown out? I’m more a Forrester than you are! Just how would you do that?!” Ivy asked.
“I have more pull with Forrester than you think. I am ‘Hope For The Future’ and Eric admires me for who I am and what I stand for!” Hope reminded Ivy.
“Well, go ahead, Hope! I will leave the decision up to Liam. If he wants to see me, then I won’t run away. Unlike what you did to him—running to Wyatt’s arms when things look grim.”
Ivy didn’t want to hear it anymore, so she excused herself from the conference, but not before Hope called after her, “We’ll see about that, Ivy”
“Well, done, Hope.” Brooke commended her, for looking out for Liam’s interests. “You keep an eye on her. She’s sneaky! She’ll hurt Liam.”
“Thank you mother.” Hope told her.
Hope wanted Liam single because she would find a way out of this marriage to Wyatt. She knows she jumped the gun and married him. Liam just has to hold on long enough for her to find a way out of this marriage, Hope thought to herself. He just had to. Wasn’t their love worth it?
Liam dropped Ivy off at Forrester as Ivy gave Liam a peck on the cheek, to Hope’s chagrin. Ivy smiled at Hope as if to tell her “He’s mine, now!”
Hope couldn’t take Ivy’s non-nonchalance at having landed Liam just because she was now married to Wyatt. She grabbed Ivy by her hair.
Ivy fought back and slapped Hope back. The two had a drag-out fight right in the foyer of Forrester. Pam and Charlie, as well as Eric and Brooke came out to see what the commotion was.
Wyatt came out after them, and seeing his wife fighting with Ivy, he ran and pulled Hope off Ivy.
“What has gotten into you, Hope?” Wyatt asked her.
“Ivy!” Hope shouted back to Ivy. “She’s dating Liam after I told her to leave him alone!”
“I am not dating Liam, Hope! As if it should matter to you!” Ivy told her. “I spent the night on Liam’s sofa, and was a little to tipsy to go home. Liam was a complete gentleman the entire night.”
“What about the kiss I saw you give him?” Hope shot back.
“I was thanking Liam for all he did for me.” Ivy reminded her. “Why should you care? It’s none of your business anyway, Hope!”
“I care a lot for Liam and I don’t’ want you hurting him.” Hope lied.
“Oh save the talk, Hope! We both know the real reason!” Ivy said, completely on to her.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about?” Hope continued to lie.
“Yeah, whatever. Go to your husband, Hope, where you belong.” Ivy told her.
Hope was just going to go into the conference room to do some work, when Wyatt grabbed her arm.
“What do you want, Wyatt? I have work to do.” Hope told him.
“Is what Ivy was saying true?” Wyatt demanded from her.
“You too, Wyatt? Don’t you believe how much I love you?” Hope asked.
“Tell me, Hope! Do you still want Liam?” Wyatt asked her.
“Wyatt, dear! You are my husband! You are all I want!” Hope still continued to lie to him.
“Good, I’m glad to hear that! I can’t live without you, Hope!” Wyatt told her. “I don’t know what I would do if you left me.”
“That’s not going to happen, Wyatt!” Hope assured him, cringing at the thought of remaining as his wife. “I’m completely committed to you, Wyatt.”
Satisfied, Wyatt moved in for a kiss from Hope, who quickly managed to brush off his kiss.
“Wyatt, please, I have work to do.” Hope said. “There’ll be time for that when we get home tonight.”
“Hmmmmm…I can’t wait until we get home.” Wyatt told her.
After Wyatt left to do his own work at Forrester, Hope wasn’t’ looking forward to going home tonight. She logged into her laptop to find a way to get out of this marriage to Wyatt and back in Liam’s arms, where she belonged and keep Ivy away from Liam for good.
Hope called the Forrester in-house attorney about how to get out of her marriage. The attorney’s paralegal made an appointment for the next day to counsel Hope on her marriage.
Hope received a text on her cell. It was from Wyatt.
“Hey there Hope! R U up 4 lunch n a few?”
Hope was in no mood for lunch with Wyatt. She couldn’t stand to look at him anymore.
“Sorry, Wyatt! Really swamped rite now! No time 4 lunch!”
“Oh, sorry dear! Can I swing by with something quick?”
“Yeah, sure. . .but make it quick!” Hope text back.
“Ok! Will go out 4 ur fave! Love U.”
“Yeah. Love U 2!” Hope lied back in a text.
Hope was trying to focus on the HFTF designs, but she lost concentration when she saw Ivy out in the lobby with Liam. Liam gave Ivy a kiss good-bye as he dropped her off at Forrester after their lunch date.
Hope’s jealously was over the top. She text Liam on his cell.
“Need to talk. ASAP!”
Liam just ignored the vibration in his pocket. But Ivy stopped the kiss.
“Whoa, Liam, slow down!” Ivy said, backing off from him.
“I’m sorry. Am I moving too fast?” Liam asked.
“Yes. You’ve just got your heart broken by Hope.” Ivy said. “Shouldn’t we take it slow? Besides, I need to get back to work.”
“Okay.” Liam relented. “How about you come over to the beach house for dinner?”
“Alright.” Ivy agreed.
They kissed good-bye. Then Ivy went back to work. Liam took his cell out of his pocket. He saw the text from Hope. He didn’t want to hear from her.
“Sorry, Hope. I’m busy! Have 2 get back 2 Spencer.”
Hope was crushed. She needed to talk with Liam. She decided to meet him at the beach house after work.
Wyatt arrived with Hope’s lunch. Hope’s favorite–a Chef’s salad from Jake’s Diner. Wyatt was really sweet to bring her lunch. But she was not in any mood for making out, especially at work.
“Wyatt, please!” Hope said, pulling away from him.
“Okay, I’ll see you at home.” Wyatt told her.
“Sorry, I have something to do after I finish here. I’ll be late getting home tonight.”
“Okay. I’ll have dinner ready for you when you get home.”
Wyatt gives her a kiss and leaves to do his own work.
Hope felt bad lying to him, but she had to see Liam after she finished up at Forrester. They really needed to talk.
Liam was getting ready for his dinner with Ivy when the doorbell rang. He was shocked to find it was Hope standing on his front doorstep instead of Ivy.
“Hi, Liam. Can we talk?” Hope asked.
“What is there to talk about, Hope?” Liam replied to her question.
Hope walked into his beach house, without waiting for an invitation.
“Thank you Liam for the invite.” Liam said, mocking himself.
“Liam, we need to talk.” Hope said.
“What about, Hope?”
“You and Ivy?”
“What about me and Ivy?”
“Liam, why did you move on so fast? And with Ivy, of all people?”
“Hope, last I checked, you’re a married woman now. So I moved on. If that happens to be Ivy?”
“Liam, I still love you. I still want you. Please, just wait til I get out of this marriage to Wyatt!”
“What? You’re going to leave Wyatt? I’m supposed to wait for you to get out your marriage to Wyatt?”
“Yes, I still want to be your wife. I jumped the gun when you didn’t show up, but …”
“I’m sorry, Hope, you had your chance, and you blew it by marrying Wyatt. I’m with Ivy now.” Liam told her, cutting her off.
While Liam and Hope where talking, Ivy was waiting in the foyer, when she saw that Liam’s door was still open. She heard the conversation between Liam and Hope. She was pleased when she heard Liam’s last remark to Hope.
“Well, well, well, if it isn’t Hope Logan Fuller-Spencer!” Ivy said, as she came in from the foyer.
“What are you doing here, Ivy?” Hope demanded.
“Well, unlike you, Hope, I was invited. Liam asked me to dinner and a movie here, at his beach house.” Ivy said, as she put her hand through Liam’s arm.
“Get away from him, Ivy!” Hope shoved Ivy into the wall.
“Hope, I think you should go home to your husband!” Liam told her.
“Please, Liam, stay away from her.” Hope pleaded as Liam walked her to the front door and shut it behind her when she was outside.
As Liam was enjoying his night with Ivy, Wyatt was pacing the floor wondering where Hope was.
Hope no sooner got to her car than someone came up from behind her and knocked her unconscious then loaded her up in the back of a van.
Hope woke up in a musty-smelling room. She heard someone unlocked the door. It was Quinn, her mother-in-law.
“Well, well, well. . .look who finally woke up!” Quinn smirked as she came inside the dingy room.
“What do you want now, Quinn?” Hope asked.
“I kidnapped you to make sure you understand how much I want you to stay married to my son.” Quinn said.
“Well, I’m not. As soon as I get back home I’m getting an annulment!” Hope told her.
“Like hell you are, Hope!” Quinn said.
“You tricked me into marrying your son by making sure Liam didn’t make it to our favorite spot in Paris.” Hope reminded her. “If you think I’m stayin………….”
Just then Quinn grabbed Hope’s arm and injected her with a needle she had hidden behind her back.
“Ouch!” Hope cried out. “Why did you do that for?”
But before she could get Quinn’s answer, she slipped into unconsciousness.
“Now, Hope, you will remain married to my son, if it’s the last thing you do!” Quinn says to an unconscious Hope.
Leaving her lying there, Quinn leaves and locks the door.
“You can come out when you come to your senses and agree to stay married to my son.” Quinn says to the door that Hope is locked in.
Just then, Quinn feels a vibration in her pocket and takes out her cell. It is a call from Wyatt.
“Yes, Wyatt, Momma is here. What is it, dear?” Quinn answers her cell.
“Mom, Hope hasn’t gotten home and I’m worried.”
“Omigosh, Wyatt! Are you sure?” Quinn feigns worry.
“Yes, mother.” Wyatt says. “She said she was going to work late, but that was hours ago.”
“Well, I’ll go to Forrester to check on her. Maybe she’s still there.” Quinn says, trying to cheer up her son.
“Okay, thanks mom.”
“Anything for my baby.” Quinn gushes.
As they end their call, Quinn almost feels guilty, but quickly snaps out of it.
“Sorry, baby, but I am only doing this for you, Wyatt. Momma will make sure Hope never leaves you.” Quinn says to herself.
Wyatt was beside himself not knowing where Hope was. Why wasn’t she home? He couldn’t understand why she wasn’t home. He took out his cell and dialed Hope’s cell, but he got no answer.
Then he dialed his mother’s cell, but he got no answer either. What was going on?
Hope woke up to find Quinn standing over her.
“Quinn, what do you want?” a groggy Hope asked.
“I want you to sign this!” Quinn demanded, throwing a pack of papers in her face.
“What is it?” Hope asked, confused.
“It’s an agreement not to divorce Wyatt.” Quinn told her. “It also says you will be pregnant within two months.”
“Sorry, Quinn, I’m not agreeing to these terms.” Hope flat out told her. “I’m not ready for children yet.”
“You will agree to these terms if you want to go home.” Quinn demanded.
“No, I won’t!” Hope shot back.
“Fine! Have it your way!” Quinn said, as she left the room and locked Hope fuming inside.
Suddenly, Hope saw that her cell came on with cell service. She dialed Wyatt’s number.
“Hope! O my gosh! Where are you? I’ve been frantically worried about you!” Wyatt said, relieved he finally heard from his wife.
“Wyatt, you need to help me!” Hope said. “Your mother has me locked in some room. She refuses. . .”
Hope’s cell went dead.
“Darn it!” Hope whispered.
But little did Hope know, the call lasted long enough to allow Wyatt to get a signal on where Hope was from her GPS on her cell that Wyatt had turned on from his cell.
He immediately got into his car and drove to the Big Bear location that located Hope from her cell.
As Wyatt was well on his way to rescue Hope from his mother, Hope was desperately trying to make her escape. She couldn’t believe that Quinn demanded her to get pregnant. There was no way she would do that. She was determined to get out of this marriage and back with Liam where she belonged.
She saw her chance when Quinn accidentally left the window unlocked. She crawled out of the window and snuck out before Quinn got back to check up on her.
Hope was on the side of the house when she saw Wyatt pull up in his car. She waited for Wyatt to go inside to make her escape. When Wyatt was well inside the house, she ran to Wyatt’s car and sure enough, he had left the keys in the ignition. She started the engine and drove off before Wyatt or Quinn knew she was gone.
Quinn notice Wyatt’s car leave the driveway, and both ran outside to see that Hope had driven off. Both Quinn and Wyatt jumped into the van that Quinn had drove Hope in and chased her.
Hope was determined not to let Quinn and Wyatt catch her and sped up. But Quinn sped up to continue following Hope, who was just as determined to catch Hope and bring her back to make her sign the agreement.
Quinn had been on Hope’s tail until they came to the city limits of Los Angeles, when Quinn was pulled over by a police car. The time spent with the officer made Quinn furious as she lost sight of Wyatt’s car and Hope got away.
No longer being tailed by Quinn and Wyatt, Hope drove to Liam’s beach house. She wanted to have a heart-to-heart with him.
Hope knocked on Liam’s door, then let herself in, only to discover Liam in a compromising position with Ivy.
“Liam, I need. . .” Hope began when she came into Liam’s living room.
“Geez, Hope, don’t you bother to knock!” Liam yelled, grabbing his pants, as he was in the middle of making out with Ivy.
“Liam, I’m sorry! We need to talk.”
“Can’t you see I’m busy!”
“Please, Liam!” Hope pleaded.
Ivy pulled on her blouse and skirt, obviously embarrassed by Hope’s entrance.
“I thought I told you, Hope, that I’ve moved on.” Liam said. “You married Wyatt and I moved on with Ivy.”
“Please, Liam!” Hope began. “I just got away from Quinn. She had me locked up in some cabin in Big Bear. She tried to demand I stay married to Wyatt.”
“Well, you should have listened to her, Hope!” Liam told her.
“But she wanted me to get pregnant, too.” Hope went on. “I told her I would never do that. Liam, I only want you. To be a wife and mother with your child.”
“Well, you should have thought of that before you so hastily married my brother!” Liam told her. “I haven’t forgiven you, Hope, and I don’t think I can ever forgive you for marrying my brother!”
“Please, Liam, just give me another chance.” Hope begged.
“Just go, Hope!” Liam ordered her out of his home. “I can no longer stand the sight of you anymore!”
Hope grabbed her purse and left, but not before one last word, “I’ll win you back, Liam! I’m not giving up on us!”
Liam shoved her out of his house, “Good riddance, Hope! I never want to see you again! Stay away from me and go back to your husband!”
As he slammed the door he spat out to Ivy, “Now, where were we before we were so rudely interrupted?”
“I’m sorry, Liam, but I need to leave.” Ivy told him. “I can’t be with you until you solve things between you and Hope!”
Then Ivy walked out of Liam’s beach house, leaving Liam bewildered.
As Ivy was about to get into her car, Wyatt had pulled in behind her with Quinn right behind him. Hope looked horrified to find that Wyatt and Quinn had managed to follow her to Liam’s beach house.
Ivy honked her horn to get Wyatt and Quinn to move out of the way, but neither did it. Wyatt got out of his car and ran to Hope just as Liam opened his door to see all the commotion.
Liam was shocked to find Quinn holding a gun as she managed to pull Ivy from her car and hold her hostage.
“I don’t want no trouble. I just want Hope to sign the agreement I gave her.” Quinn demanded.
“I won’t sign no agreement that says I must get pregnant, Quinn.” Hope told her.
“Then I have no choice but to end this one’s life.” Quinn told them as she held the gun to Ivy’s head.
“Mom, please.” Wyatt urged. “Please put the gun down. I don’t need your help.”
“Shut up, Wyatt!” Quinn told him. “I’m only thinking of your best interests!”
Liam held up his cell to show that he was calling the police, “Everyone get off this property before I call the police and have all you arrested!”
“Do it and Ivy dies!” Quinn screamed.
Finally, Hope relented, “Okay, Quinn, you win! I’ll sign the agreement.”
“Well, it’s about time Hope!” Quinn smiled. “That’s all you had to do, Hope! Why do you always have to make things so hard?!”
“Just give me the damn papers, Quinn, before I changed my mind!” Hope demanded.
Quinn handed Hope the agreement to which Hope signed on the dotted line, as she tearfully glanced at Liam, as if to say good-bye.
Liam didn’t even look at her. He ran to Ivy’s side to see if she was alright.
Wyatt hugged his wife as she tearfully watched Liam tending to Ivy.
But Hope was about to get the greatest shock of her life.
The next morning, Hope woke in Wyatt’s arms after her ordeal with Quinn when she suddenly had the urge to vomit.
As she hastily got up out of bed to run to the bathroom, Wyatt woke up alarmed.
“Hope! Is something wrong?” Wyatt asked concerned.
“Just feeling a bit nauseous, Wyatt.” Hope said, as she snuggled under the blankets next to him. “Nothing serious.”
“You look a little pale.” Wyatt said, feeling her forehead. “And a slight temp too.”
Wyatt gets out bed and puts on his trousers and shirt.
“C’mon, Hope, I’m taking you to the hospital.” Wyatt urged.
“Don’t be silly, Wy—–.” Hope said, not sounding worried at all.
“Hope, humor me. You need to go to the hospital.” Wyatt told her. “No telling what my nut-crazy put you through the last week.”
“Okay, Wyatt. But I’m only doing this for you.” Hope says, giving him a kiss on the lips.
On the drive to the hospital, Hope was feeling nauseous again.
“Wyatt, pull over.” Hope said.
“What?” Wyatt said. “Again?”
“Just pull over! Please?”
Wyatt pulled over to the side of the road where Hope quickly opened the car door and vomited on the street.
“Thank you.” Hope said. “I guess you’re right. Maybe I should be going to the hospital.”
Wyatt pulled into the parking lot and pulled into a parking spot. He got out of the car and went over to the passenger’s side and helped Hope out, who was looking a little sick by now.
As Wyatt escorted Hope inside the hospital building, he felt his cell vibrate, but ignored it.
“Wyatt, dear, it’s momma. Call me. Now. It’s important!” Quinn said, as she left a voicemail.
Hope requested to see Dr. Bridget Forrester, her half-sister.
Bridget came in to the hospital room when she was summoned in her office.
“Well, sister, dear, what seems to be the matter?” Bridget asked.
“I’m feeling a little nauseous this morning.”
“Are you sure you aren’t pregnant?” Bridget joked.
“Quite sure.” Hope said. “Wyatt and I have been using birth control. I thought maybe it had to do with what Wyatt’s mother did to me the last week.”
“Well, let’s take a look.” Bridget said.
Bridget ran every test she could do, even a pregnancy test just to rule out everything.
An hour later, Bridget came back with the test results.
“Hope, I thought you said you and Wyatt were using birth control?” Bridget asked, concerned.
“We are. Why?”
“Well, I hate to tell you this.” Bridget explained. “Every test came back alright but one.”
“Oh, really?” Hope asked, a little worried. “Which one?”
“Hope, I’m afraid you’re pregnant.” Bridget said, matter-of-factly.
Hope’s face dropped. “Pregnant? But Wyatt and I were so careful?”
“Are you sure Wyatt is the father?”
“Who else could be?”
“Because you’re about two months along.”
Then it all came back to her. Wyatt was not the father. Liam was. She was married to Wyatt, pregnant with his brother’s child.
Hope was glad to be carrying Liam’s child. She had to calmly and tactfully inform Wyatt so she could end this marriage. She couldn’t be married to Wyatt now that she was having Liam’s baby. Hope wondered if the agreement would still stick if she were carrying another man’s child. And what would Quinn do if she knew she wasn’t having Wyatt’s baby?
But unbeknownst to Hope, Quinn was lurking in the closet when she was having her tests done.
“So, Hope is pregnant after all!” Quinn muttered to herself, but she forgot that Deacon was sleeping on the divan in her room.
“Hope is pregnant?” Deacon said, confused. “How do you know that?”
“Uh, Hope and Wyatt said I could come along with them for their pregnancy test.” Quinn lied.
“So, my little girl is gonna have a baby.” Deacon said. “Oh gosh! I’m going to be a grandfather!”
“Yep, congratulations, grandpa.” Quinn said.
“Well, I have to go see Hope.”
“No! You can’t let Hope and Wyatt know that you know!” Quinn warned.
“But why, you were at the doctor’s visit, so what’s the problem?”
“Please, just let Hope come to you to tell you.” Quinn pleaded.
“Okay, I’ll wait for Hope to tell me, but it will be hard not to go see her.”
“Wyatt, we need to talk.”
“I’m afraid it will have to wait, Hope, mother sent a text saying she need to see me, ASAP.”
“Yes, I’ll make us a special dinner to celebrate the baby.” Wyatt said, ecstatically.
“Yes, dear, I can’t wait.” Hope said, trying to sound excited.
Hope was glad not to talk to Wyatt. She thought that maybe she should tell Liam the news first, since he was the father. Hope headed out to her car and drove over to Liam’s to talk with him.
She didn’t get far when she realized that she was being followed by the police. She pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the officer to come to her car.
“Mrs. Hope Fuller-Spencer?” the officer said when Hope rolled down her car window.
“Yes, officer, is there anything wrong?”
“I need you to get out of the car, ma’am.”
Hope opened the car door and did as the officer requested.
“Hope Fuller-Spencer, you are under arrest…” the officer said, as he continued to give Hope her Miranda Rights.
“What am I being taken in for?”
“You’ll find out soon enough.” the officer said, as he placed her in his unmarked car.
Little did Hope know, the officer was an impersonator hired by Quinn and have Hope brought to her, making sure Hope would make good on their agreement.
“Where are you taking me, officer?” Hope demanded to know. “I was on my way to talk someone when you stopped me.”
“You’ll find out soon enough, miss.” was all the fake officer told her.
Hope sat back in the seat and waited to see where she was being taken to, since they had passed the police station. “Damn, these handcuffs sure were uncomfortable.” Hope thought to herself.
Fifteen minutes later, the fake cop pulled into an abandoned building that Hope didn’t recognize. The fake cop opened Hope’s door and grabbed her arm as he led her to an empty room with just a chair. He told her to sit.
Ten minutes later, the door opened, and Quinn walked in.
“Well, well, well, Hope.” Quinn said. “I got the news that you’re pregnant.”
“How do you know that, Quinn?” Hope demanded. “I haven’t even told anyone yet.”
“I was hiding in the closet when you and my son were at the doctor having your pregnancy test done.” Quinn admitted.
“Why you bitch!”
“I’m glad I did, because it would be a shame if I never knew about my grandchild, because you cut me out off.”
“You’re crazy, Quinn, and I don’t want you around my child!” Hope said, angrily.
“Listen up, girl! Over my dead body will you keep my son or my grandchild from me!”
“I don’t want you around this baby, Quinn!” Hope told her. “Besides, Wyatt isn’t even the baby’s father!”
As soon as Hope admitted that Wyatt wasn’t the baby’s father, she instantly regretted after seeing the look of horror on Quinn’s face.
“What?!” Quinn shrieked. “How the hell can that be?!
Hope was silent not wanting to tell Quinn who the father was.
“It’s Liam! You cheated on my son and now you’re pregnant with Liam’s child!”
Hope just looked at her.
“Yes, Quinn, I am pregnant with Liam’s child, and I want a divorce from Wyatt. I can’t be married to your son when I am having someone’s else’s child!”
“Over my dead body will you ever leave Wyatt!” Quinn shrieked again. “You signed a contract and you will pass that baby off as Wyatt’s!”
“Fine, Quinn, you win!” Hope said, lying to her, so she could just leave and tell Liam the truth.
“Good. I’m glad you came to your senses.” Quinn said, unlocking the cuffs on Hope’s wrists.
“Now, can I go and celebrate the news with Wyatt?” Hope lied again.
“Yes.” Quinn said. “And Hope, I’ll be watching you.”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Hope said back.
“Bitch!” Hope said, under her breath.
When Hope walked far enough away from the warehouse and away from Quinn, Hope dialed Liam’s cell.
“Liam, it’s Hope.”
“Yes, Hope, what is it?”
“Can you come get me at the park? We need to talk.”
“Sure, Hope, I’m on my way.”
As Hope waited for Liam to pick her up, she wondered how Liam would take the news that she was pregnant and he was the father.
“I’m sorry to tear you away from whatever you were doing, but we need to talk.” Hope confessed.
“About what, Hope?” Liam inquired. “You know I’ve moved on with Ivy.”
“About this baby I’m carrying.”
“You want to talk to me about Wyatt’s baby?” Liam asked, confused.
“That’s just it, Liam.” Hope explained. “I’m not carrying Wyatt’s baby.”
“If this is not Wyatt’s baby, then——” as Liam stopped, mid-sentence.
“Yes, Liam, this baby is yours.” Hope admitted.
“You’re sure the baby is mine!” Liam asked confused.
“It can’t possibly be Wyatt’s because I’m farther along than I thought.” Hope explained.
Liam couldn’t deal with Hope’s news just yet.
“I have to be alone for awhile, Hope.” Liam told her.
“Okay, Liam, just know that I love you and I intend to divorce Wyatt.” Hope said. “I can’t be married to one man knowing I’m carrying anothers.”
Hope gives Liam a kiss on the cheek before leaving Liam’s beachhouse. Liam is confused now that he has moved on with Ivy. He wonders if he should end things with Ivy and go back to Hope, or let Hope go? Too many things have happened now and he just isn’t the same person he was. Liam is just not that sure he still loves Hope at this point.
Liam is interrupted with his thoughts by his doorbell. When he goes to answer it, it is Ivy.
“Hello, Ivy.” Liam says, shocked.
“Well, may I come in?” Ivy asks him.
“Oh, I’m sorry. Yes, come in.”
“I made a tacos and knew you loved them, so I brought some over.” Ivy said.
“Gee, Ivy, that was nice of you, but I’m just not that hungry at the moment.”
“What’s wrong, Liam?” Ivy asked, concerned.
“I just received some news and I’m not sure how to deal with it.” Liam confessed.
“Hope just told me that I am the father of her baby, not Wyatt.”
“You’re the father?” Ivy asked, confused. “Is she sure?”
“She says she is sure that I am the father, and she intends to leave Wyatt and that she still loves me.”
“So, Liam, just what does that mean for us?”
“I don’t know at this point.” Liam confessed.
“Well, when you find the answer, Liam, feel free to let me know.” Ivy says, obviously upset, and on her way out of Liam’s beachhouse.
“I’m sorry for all this, Ivy. I really do care for you.” Liam tells her.
“I don’t want to keep you from your issues.”
Ivy leaves Liam’s in tears, fearing she may lose Liam to Hope. As she gets into her car, and drives off, Ivy can’t see the road through her tears and doesn’t see the car coming toward her.
Liam was worried about Ivy when she left his place in tears. He decided to leave and make sure Ivy got home safely. But as he was driving down the road, he came upon an accident and stopped the vehicle to see who it is. He was shocked to discover it was Hope and Ivy involved.
First checking for a pulse for both the unconscious Hope and Ivy, Liam dialed 9-1-1 on his cell and alerted the dispatcher about Hope and Ivy’s condition.
The dispatcher told Liam that help was on the way.
While Liam was waiting for help, Hope woke up for a few seconds and looked into Liam’s eyes. She spoke just two words, “The baby.” and fell back into unconsciousness.
By then, emergency vehicles had arrived and immediately tended to Hope and Ivy’s injuries. Liam informed the paramedic that Hope was pregnant, though he didn’t know how far along she was.
Still unconscious when paramedics put Hope on a gurney and into the ambulance, Liam struggled with whom to ride with, and opted to ride with Hope.
While en-route to the hospital, Liam dialed Wyatt’s cell, “Wyatt, it’s Liam.”
“Yeah, bro, what do you want?!” Wyatt said, sounding agitated.
“There’s been an accident. Hope and Ivy are being transported to the hospital.” Liam informed his brother.
“Is Hope alright?”
“I don’t know the extent of her injuries.”
“I’m on my way.” Wyatt said.
After arriving at the hospital, paramedics bring Ivy and Hope to the ER where doctors rush to tend to the victims, as it’s been an unusually slow period for the ER.
While Liam waits for word on both Hope and Ivy’s conditions, Wyatt shows up to hear more about his wife.
While Liam and Wyatt wait, an unseen Quinn is watching them. Quinn is worried that Hope will lose the baby after what she did to make Ivy slide off the road. An unseen hand grabs Quinn from behind and pulls her into the supply closet.
“What are you doing here, Quinn?” Deacon asks. “If Hope and Liam find you here. . .”
“I just wanted to find out if Hope and the baby were okay?” Quinn said.
“Leave now, before you cause more trouble.” Deacon ordered her. “I’ll let you know what happens.”
“Okay.” Quinn agrees, as she quickly leaves before being noticed.
Deacon heads to the nurses’ station to check on Hope, but runs into Liam.
“Deacon, I’m glad you’re hear.” Liam says. “Hope was in an accident.”
“Is she all right?” Deacon asked, worried.
“She and Ivy are in the ER now.” Liam informed him. “I have yet to hear word.”
“Ivy? What does Ivy have to do with this?” Deacon asks, confused.
“Ivy was the other victim in the accident.” Liam told him.
“Ivy hit my daughter?” Deacon said, angrily.
“I don’t know what happened. I was following Ivy after I gave her some bad news to make sure she got home alright.” Liam said.
“Ivy was in no condition to drive.” Deacon retorted. “If anything happens to Hope, I’ll make Ivy pay.”
“I’m sure it was just an accident.” Liam said, trying to reassure Deacon.
Meanwhile, an unseen Quinn ignored Deacon’s warning and hid so she could spy on them and find out about Hope. No one could find out that she was the one that caused Ivy to slide off the road and hit Hope. Quinn just hoped that Hope and the baby was alright.
Just then, Quinn spied the doctor confront Liam and Deacon.
“Gentlemen, I just got through examining Hope after the accident.” the doctor began. “Everything appears to be fine and Hope is being taken to a private room to rest. You can go see her in a few minutes.”
“Thank you, doctor.” Deacon tells the doctor.
“Is Ivy alright?” Liam asks the doctor.
“Since you aren’t family, I can’t divulge that information. But I can tell you that she is also resting in a hospital room too.”
As much as it tugged at his heart to go see Hope, Liam couldn’t go see Hope after she revealed she was carrying his baby, not Wyatt’s. So he decided to go see how Ivy was instead.
“Hey, can I come in?” Liam asked as he peeked his head inside Ivy’s hospital room.
“Liam!” Ivy said, obviously still hurt since he told her Hope’s news.
“Are you okay?” Liam asked, with concern.
“Yeah, the doctor says I’ll make a full recovery.”
“I’m so sorry this happened!” Liam apologized.
“Yeah, but that’s the funny thing.” Ivy said with confusion. “I wasn’t driving too fast and I never slid off the road.”
“What? What do you mean?”
“I mean, I didn’t cause this accident.” Ivy said. It was the other driver.”
“Hope caused the accident?” Liam asked confused.
“No. It wasn’t Hope either.” Ivy confessed. “There was a third car that forced Hope’s car off the road and hit mine.”
“Really!” Liam said, suddenly getting the full picture of who it could be. “I got to go, Ivy. I’ll see you later. Thanks for letting me know this.”
Liam gave Ivy a peck on the cheek and rushed out of her hospital room. He headed over to Quinn’s to give her a piece of his mind.
Quinn had just gotten back to her apartment when Liam knocked on her door.
“Liam, what brings you by?” Quinn asked, surprised.
“How could you do it, Quinn?!” Liam demanded.
“What are talking about?” Quinn asked.
“You were the one who caused the accident that Hope and Ivy were in!”
“You’re deluded!” Quinn exclaimed, defending herself, knowing he was right.
“I was just talking to Ivy who gave me some information about the accident.”
“And just what was that information, Liam?”
“That there was a third party involved.”
“Oh, really. And you think that it was me?”
“I know it was you, Quinn.”
“Well, you’re wrong!” Quinn defended herself. “I was with Deacon when Hope collided with Ivy.”
“Well, then, you won’t mind me calling Deacon then.” Liam said, as he pulled out his cell.
“Sure, go ahead.” Quinn said, worriedly.
But just as Liam was about to hit “send call” to Deacon, Quinn knocked Liam’s cell out of his hand and sent it flying across the room. As Liam rushed to pick it up, Quinn beat him to the cell and threw it against the wall.
“You, bitch!” Liam called Quinn.
Then the next thing Liam knew, he was knocked unconscious as he fell to the floor, as Quinn grabbed a book that was laying on the counter and hit Liam over the head with it.
“That will teach you to come after me!” Quinn said to an unconscious Liam.
Just then, Deacon had just entered Quinn’s apartment to find her standing over Liam’s unconscious body.
“What the hell happened, Quinn?”
“I don’t know?” Quinn said, covering. “He was standing here accusing me of being involved in the accident that Hope and Ivy were in, and then he suddenly collapsed.”
As Deacon called paramedics to have Liam taken to the ER, Quinn hoped no one found out that she was the one who caused the accident that Hope and Ivy were in.
As paramedics arrive at the hospital with Liam, Quinn disobeys Deacon and hides in the back seat of his car while he is following the paramedics to the hospital.
Bill is there waiting after Deacon phoned him from his cell on his way to the hospital.
“How is my son?” Bill asks the paramedics as Liam is rushed into the ER.
“You’ll have to wait for the doctor to make his examination, sir.” the paramedic tells Bill.
“Deacon, what happened?” Bill asks him.
“I don’t know?” Deacon explains. “I found Quinn standing over Liam’s body when I arrived at Quinn’s.”
“Quinn did this to Liam?!” an irate Bill says. “I’ll kill her!”
“Bill! Wait!” Deacon says, calling after him. “Please go easy on her!”
But Bill was out the hospital doors before Deacon could stop him.
When Bill arrived at Quinn’s, Quinn was nowhere to be found. So he headed back to the hospital.
“Deacon.” Quinn said to a shocked Deacon. “How is Liam?”
“Quinn? What are you doing here? Bill is looking for you!”
“I’m sorry. I snuck into your car before you took off.”
“Just go before Bill gets back!” Deacon tried to persuade her.
But it was too late. Bill had just gotten back to the hospital to find Quinn talking with Deacon.
“Quinn!” Bill said, irately.
Quinn turned to see Bill heading her way. She ducked behind the nurses’ station hoping Bill didn’t see her, but he did. Grabbing Quinn by the collar, Bill pulled her out from behind the nurses’ station.
“So help me god, if you hurt Liam—–!” Bill began, but was interrupted by Deacon.
“Bill, leave her alone. I’m sure Quinn didn’t mean to hurt Liam.” Deacon said in Quinn’s defense.
“Please, Bill, I didn’t mean to do it!” Quinn pleaded.
Bill let go of Quinn just as the doctor came out from the ER.
“Mr. Spencer.” the doctor said.
“Yes, doctor, how is Liam?”
“He’s going to be okay. It’s just a concussion.”
“Can I go see him?”
“Yes, he’s being taken to a private room overnight for observation.”
“Thank doctor.” Bill said. “We will talk later, Quinn.”
As Bill rushes off to see Liam, Quinn starts after him, but Deacon pulls her back.
“Quinn, I think you’ve done enough damage.”
But a mysterious person was watching from a distance, “Just wait, Quinn! You’ll get your comeuppance!”
Hope rushed to the hospital as soon as she heard word about Liam. Wyatt was shocked when Hope left their home to see Liam.
“Liam, I had to see you when I heard you were hurt.” Hope exclaimed as she entered his hospital room.
“Hope, I’m fine.” Liam reassured her. “You can go back to Wyatt now!”
“Liam, look at me.” Hope demanded.
Liam looked at Hope as she requested. “Why did you come, Hope?”
“I still love you Liam.” Hope said. “I want desperately to be with you.”
“But you’re still married to my brother.”
“Liam, I wanted to tell you that I was leaving Wyatt. I can’t be with him if I’m having you’re baby.”
“Well, let’s throw a party!” Liam said sarcastically.
“Liam, I’m serious.” Hope tried to convince him. “I was trying to let Wyatt know when I got the news of your accident.”
“So, you still haven’t told Wyatt you’re pregnant?” Liam asked just when Wyatt stormed into Liam’s room.
“Hope’s pregnant?!” Wyatt fumed.
“Wyatt?!” Hope said, surprised he had followed her. “Are you following me now?”
“Well, we were in the middle of a discussion when you left to go see Liam!” Wyatt continuedhis rage. “What the hell do you mean, you’re pregnant?!”
“That’s what I was trying to tell you when I had to see Liam.” Hope confessed.
“Is the baby mine?”
“No, Wyatt. Liam is the father.” Hope said, regretfully.
“I don’t believe this!” Wyatt said, incredulously. “You were messing around with my brother while married to me?”
“I’m sorry Wyatt?” Hope tried to apologize.
“Well, sorry doesn’t cut it, Hope!” Wyatt fumed. “We’re through!”
Turning to Liam in his hospital bed, “As for you brother dear, watch out!” Wyatt said before storming out of Liam’s hospital room, where he bumped into Ivy on the way out.
“Hey, Wyatt, what’s wrong?” Ivy said with concern.
“I’m an idiot! That’s what’s wrong!”
As Ivy ran after Wyatt, Hope and Liam were kissing as they celebrated her separation from Wyatt, but the mysterious person was watching them.
“You think you have Liam, Hope? Think again!” Steffy smiles slyly.
Wyatt couldn’t believe that Hope was pregnant and the worse thing was that Liam was the father. How could Hope do this to him? Cheat on him?
As Wyatt was feeling sorry for himself, Ivy finally caught up to him.
“Wyatt?” Ivy asked with concern. “Are you okay?”
“Do I look okay?!” Wyatt railed at her.
“I’m so sorry, Wyatt?” Ivy told him. “I’m here, if you need a shoulder.”
“I don’t need your pity!” Wyatt said bitterly, hurt by Hope’s indiscretion.
Ivy extended her hand to Wyatt who accepted and pulled her close to him as they embraced. The embrace turned into a passionate kiss as Wyatt and Ivy gave into passion and made love to each other.
When they were done, Wyatt felt bad, realizing what he had done and backed off from Ivy.
“Wyatt!” Ivy called after him.
But Wyatt needed to be alone. He didn’t want to hurt Ivy and now he had just did by sleeping with her.
Later, back at Quinn’s apartment, Quinn was seething and now vowed revenge against both Hope and Liam for Wyatt’s pain. She vowed that neither would know a moment’ s peace for what they did to Wyatt.
Unbeknownst to Hope and Liam, who were blissfully happy celebrating their reunion and the baby, Liam made passionate love to Hope when he got her to his beach house after they left the hospital.
It was a night that neither would forget.
Quinn was up to her old tricks again. She was a mama bear protecting her young. Nobody would get away with hurting Wyatt! Hope would regret reuniting with Liam, Quinn would make sure of it.
Later, at the doctor’s office, Liam and Hope anxiously waited for the doctor to tell them about the baby, but unknown to them, the “doctor” was none other than Quinn under a mask. Blissfully happy, neither Hope or Liam didn’t recognize the “doctor” incognito.
“Hope Logan, the doctor will see you now.” Nurse Bradley called out as she escorted Hope and Liam into the doctor’s examination room.
Liam could tell Hope was nervous so he held her in his arms while they waited for the doctor.
The “doctor” came into the examination room, disgusted by seeing Hope in Liam’s arms.
“Well, what seems to be the matter?” Quinn said, disguising her voice so Hope and Liam wouldn’t recognize her.
“Doctor, we’re here to see the ultrasound.” Hope said nervously.
“Well, then let’s take a look then.” Quinn said, still disguising her voice.
As Quinn pulled up Hope’s gown and placed the gel on Hope’s stomach, she put on rubber gloves and placed the instrument on Hope’s stomach. Liam and Hope is in awe as they watched their baby. The thought made Quinn sick, but continued on with the examination.
“Do you want to know the sex of the baby?” Quinn asked, still incognito.
“What do you think, Liam?” Hope asked.
“Sure, why not!” Liam said with excitement.
As Quinn further examined the ultrasound, she said, “It looks as if you’re having a boy.” Quinn pointed to the proof that showed Hope was having a boy.
“Wow!” Liam exclaimed. “A son!”
“The Spencer name will live on.” Hope replied.
“Dad will be happy.” Liam said proudly.
“Okay, I will let you get dressed and send the results in for the paternity test.” Quinn said.
“Paternity test?” Hope asked confused. “I didn’t ask for a paternity test?”
“I’m sorry.” Quinn apologized. “This sheet says you asked for one?”
“Well, can you not send it in?” Hope asked, as Liam looked upset that Hope apparently lied to him. “I’m pretty sure Liam is the father.”
“Sorry, Hope, but the order is already being sent.” Quinn said as she pressed send on the computer kiosk.
Quinn left Hope to get dressed. Liam was silently fuming as he watched Hope get dressed. Quinn was satisfied as she watched Liam’s face from excitement to anger in a matter of minutes. “Just wait until the paternity test results come back, Hope!” Quinn said to herself with a sly smile on her face.
Back at home, Liam let out his anger at Hope, “Why did you have a paternity test done, Hope!”
“I never asked for a test to be done!” Hope said in her defense.
“I can’t believe that you lied. Wyatt could be the father, can’t he?!” Liam said angrily.
“No, Liam!” Hope tried to reason with Liam. “I know your are!”
“I can’t talk right now!” Liam said as he stormed out of the beach house, leaving Hope alone, wondering what just happened.
Bridget Forrester hated what she was about to do to Hope, her own sister. But she didn’t want Quinn to expose her own secret. Their mother couldn’t know the truth about Deacon being the father of her own daughter, Sylvia, who was just 2-years-old. Bridget needed Nick to know he was the father. She didn’t want Hope to know that she was an aunt to her own daughter.
“Hope, I have the results of the paternity test.” Bridget said in a voicemail on Hope’s cell. “If you could come in at your convenience, I’ll give you the results of your baby’s father.”
Then she called Quinn, “Quinn, you got your wish. Wyatt is indeed the father of Hope’s baby.”
Quinn smiled when Bridget told her exactly what she wanted to hear…Hope would be leaving Liam and going back to her son…..
At the hospital, Hope showed up at Bridget’s office to hear the results of a test she never wanted…she just knew that Liam was the father of her unborn baby….
“Bridget, I got your message on my voicemail….” Hope said, coming into her sister’s office.
“Hope, I’m glad you’re here.” Bridget said, knowing she was going to lie to her sister.
“You have the results of the paternity test?”
“So, who is the father?”
“No! It can’t be?!” Hope said, knowing it just couldn’t be true.
“I’ve checked and rechecked.” Bridget continued the lie because of Quinn.
“Thank you, sis.” Hope said, giving her a hug anyway.
“Yeah. Now I have to go back and report to Liam that he was right. Wyatt is the father?”
Hope left Bridget’s office and headed to her car. But she was stopped by Quinn who demanded to know when Wyatt would be informed about the baby.
“Quinn, Wyatt will be told as soon as I tell Liam about the baby!” Hope said irately to her mother-in-law.
“You better! If you know what is good for you!”
“Don’t worry. Wyatt will know the truth soon!” was all Hope would say. “Now let me break the news to Liam!”
Hope got into her car and drove out, wondering how she was going to tell Liam the news about the baby.
But she wouldn’t get to tell Liam the news, or Wyatt either, for that matter…as an oncoming car was swerving into her lane……..