Reba: 15 Years Later

Introduction

15 years later, Reba Hart looks back on her life since her husband, Brock Hart, left her and their 3 children after impregnating his dental hygienist, Barbra Jean Booker, and married her. With 4 grandchildren and about to remarry the hunky therapist, Dr. Jack Morgan, who has come back into her life after finally divorcing his wife; a sudden realization makes Reba wonder about the direction her life has took.

Cast

Reba Hart: Reba McEntire
Dr. Brock Hart: Christopher Rich
Barbra Jean Booker-Hart: Melissa Peterman
Dr. Jack Morgan: James Denton
Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery: JoAnn Garcia-Swisher
Van Montgomery: Steve Howie
Kyra Hart-Thompson: Scarlett Pomers
Kevin Thompson: Ryan Paevey
Jake Hart: Mitch Holleman
Misha Richmond: Hilary Duff
Henry Hart: (dual role) Cole & Dylan Sprouse
Elizabeth Montgomery: Scarlett Fernandez
Tyler Thompson: Nicholas Betchtel
Taylor Thompson: Brooklyn Rae Silzer

Chapter 1

“I can’t believe that you finally divorced that wife of yours, Jack.” Reba says, after finally agreeing to have dinner with him.

“I realized that you’re the woman I want, Reba.” Jack confesses. “I just regret not coming to that decision sooner.”

“Jack, I’m touched.” Reba says, with a tear in her eye.

“I love you Reba.” Jack finally confesses. “I’m not afraid to say it.”

“Jack, please. Don’t make me cry.”

“Reba Hart.” Jack begins, as he gets down on one knee, pulling out a ring. “Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?”

Reba’s mouth drops as she sheds tears of joy.

“Of course, Jack!” Reba says, in between tears. “I’d be honored to be your wife!”

Jack places the ring on her finger as they kiss in front of diners and wait staff. The celebration is interrupted by Barbara Jean and Brock, who happen upon the now-happily-engaged couple.

“What’s all the commotion?” Barbara Jean adds.

Reba turns around to see Barbara Jean and Brock.

“Reba just agreed to be my wife.” Jack announces to a surprised and shocked Brock, as Reba shows them the ring.

“That’s wonderful Reba.” Barbara Jean congratulates her. “Even though I’m just a little jealous.”

“I can’t believe that you’re doing this!” Brock adds, stunned by Reba’s decision.

“What’s that supposed to mean, Brock?” Barbara Jean says, feeling betrayed.

“Reba can’t marry Jack!” Brock continues.

“And why not, Brock!” Barbara angrily tells him, as they get into a heated confrontation.

Brock and Barbara Jean continue their spat right there in the restaurant as Reba and Jack leave the two fighting and head for Reba’s home. She can’t believe the nerve Brock had telling her she couldn’t marry Jack after the way he betrayed her with Barbara Jean and got her pregnant and marrying her.

Now that she has finally found happiness after all these years, he has the gall to say that. But Reba didn’t let Brock’s harsh words get to her when they arrived home to share a romantic night with Jack. But their plans were ruined when they walked in on an upset Kyra who had let herself in after coming back home.

“Kyra, what are you doing here?” Reba says, shocked to see her daughter home.

“I left Kevin!” Kyra announced to Reba.

“Kyra dear, what happened?”

“I caught Kevin cheating with a co-worker.”

“What? I’m so sorry, Kyra.” hugging her daughter, but they were interrupted by Kyra’s 3-year-old son, Damen, who had just discovered Gramma home.

“Gramma!” Damen said, running into Reba’s arms.

“Why, hello, Damen!” Reba says, smothering him with kisses. “I’m so glad to see you.”

Kyra felt bad when she spied the diamond ring on her mother’s third left finger, “Oh mom, I’m so sorry to have ruined your evening.”

“What do you mean, Kyra?”

“You and Jack obviously had plans tonight.”

“Oh, it’s nothing, dear.” Reba said, trying to hide her news over Kyra’s troubles.

“C’mon, mom! I see the engagement ring.” Kyra adds. “I know you didn’t expect to find me here.”

“Well, Kyra, you’re always welcome home. Jack and I can always celebrate later, right Jack.”

“That’s right, Kyra.” Jack agrees. “This is your home too.”

“Thanks you two for understanding.” Kyra welcomes their supportiveness. “It’s late and I’m bushed. I think I will take Damen and put him to bed and let you two have some peace.”

“See you two in the morning, Kyra.” Reba tells her. “Get a good night’s sleep. Things will look up in the morning.”

As Jack and Reba watch Kyra take her son upstairs to bed, Jack kisses her. “Have I told you lately how much I love you?”

“Yes, but you can always tell me over and over.” Reba kisses him back.

Chapter 2

Reba woke up the next morning in Jack’s arms to the sound of someone pounding on her front door. She tried to ignore it and go back to sleep snuggled next to Jack, but the pounding at the front door wouldn’t stop.

Finally, Reba wriggled out of Jack’s embrace to answer the front door. She was shocked to find Brock standing on her front door with his clothes in his arms.

“Reba!” Brock pleaded. “Barbara Jean threw me out and I have no where to go!”

“Well, you can’t stay here!” Reba said, surprised.

“Please, Reba?”

“No, Brock!” Reba said, firmly. “My fiance wouldn’t approve!”

Reba was about to close the door in Brock’s face when Jack came down the stairs wondering where Reba was.

“Reba, where did you go?”

“I heard pounding at the front door and came down to see who it was.” Reba explained. “Imagined my surprise when it turned out to be my ex-husband?”

“Brock’s here?” Jack said, turning to come face to face with Brock.

“Hello, Jack!” Brock said.

“What do you want, Brock?”

“Will you reason with your fiancee, Jack?” Brock asked. “Barbara Jean threw me out and I need a place to go.”

“You want to stay here?” Jack asked, confused.

“I’ve been trying to throw him out, but he won’t budge!” Reba said, irritated.

“Why would you do that?” Jack asked. “Why don’t we let him stay here?”

“What are you talking about?”

“Just until he can find a more suitable arrangement or Brock gets back with Barbara Jean.”

“Jack, you don’t know what you are saying?”

“C’mon, Reba, how long can it be? A few days, tops.”

“Fine, Brock, you can stay until you find a suitable arrangement.” Reba agreed. “You better find something quick. . .or make up with Barbara Jean.”

“I’ll find something.” Brock assured her. “Barbara Jean and I are over,however.”

“What do you mean you and Barbara Jean are over?”

“She thinks I’m still love with you.”

“Boy, is she off her rocker.”

“Yeah, I know.” Brock agreed, secretly knowing that Barbara Jean was right.

“Well, Brock, you can sleep here on the sofa until you find a place of your own.” Reba said, pointing to the sofa.

Then she went into the kitchen to make breakfast for Jack as Brock tempted with idea of how to tell Reba about his true feelings for her now that she was engaged to Jack.

Chapter 3

The next morning, Kyra came down stairs with Damen to find that her father was asleep on the couch.

“Damen, go give grampa a kiss.” Kyra said to her son.

Damen did exactly that as Brock awoke shocked but glad to see his daughter.

“Kyra, what are doing home?” he said, giving her a hug.

“I came home after I caught Kevin having an affair with a co-worker.” Kyra announced to her father.

“I’m sorry, darling.” wanting to kick some sense into his son-in-law, but feeling like a hypocrite if he did so.

A knock on Reba’s door caught Kyra off-guard as she went to answer it.

“Kevin?!” Kyra asked, bitterly. “What are you doing here?”

“Daddy, you came!” Damen yelled, running into his arms.

“Damen, did you call your father?” Kyra asked him.

“Yes, mommy!” Damen weeped.

“Kyra, we need to talk.” Kevin pleaded with her.

“I have nothing to say to you.” Kyra told him matter-of-factly.

“Ah, Kyra darling, I think you should hear your husband out.” Brock told his daughter.

“Daddy, who’s side are you on?”

“I’m on the side of working things out if it’s possible.”

“Well, it’s not possible.” Kyra said. “I’m sure you know from experience, daddy.”

“Kyra, please, just listen to your husband before you make any snap judgments.” Brock pleaded with his daughter.

“Please, Kyra?” Kevin asked, winking at Brock, thanking him.

Just then, Reba came down stairs when she heard voices in the living room.

“What’s going on here?”

“Sorry, mother, Kevin arrived and wanted to talk, but I tried to tell him to go away, but daddy said that I should at least talk to him.”

“Really, Brock!” Reba asked, incredulously. “Why should Kyra talk with her husband after learning he cheated on her?”

“I just think Kyra should talk with Kevin before making any rash decisions.” Brock said.

“Brock, Kevin cheated on our daughter! Why should she forgive him?”

“I’m not saying she should. She should examine her options first.”

“Gee, thanks, everyone for making up my mind.” Kyra said, hotly. “C’mon, Damen! Mommy and I are leaving!”

“But mommy!” Damen cried.

“See what you have done to her!” Reba said, chastising Brock and Kevin.

As Kyra got into the car and started driving, she wondered if maybe she should talk with Kevin. How much she loved him. And Damen adored his father.

Backing up into Reba’s driveway, Kyra turned off the car and walked back into the house.

“Okay, Kevin, you win! Kyra said. “Where do you want to go for a talk?”

Kevin thank his wife as he tried to give her a kiss.

“I agreed to a talk, Kevin, not a kiss.”

Brock smiled as Reba looked at her ex-husband incredulously, as Kevin and Kyra went to Starbucks for a talk.

Chapter 4

“Kyra, you need to know the truth.” Kevin began.

“I know the truth.” Kyra said, hurtfully.

“I didn’t cheat on you.” Kevin confessed.

“Yeah, sure.” Kyra said, disbelievingly.

“Honest, Kyra.” Kevin said. “I admit I was tempted. But I thought of you and all I would lose and I stopped it.”

“But what about the note I got from your assistant?” Kyra asked confused.

“She was texting me about a surprise for you and accidentally sent it you by mistake.”

“You had a surprise for me?” Kyra asked, confused.

“I was planning a surprise party for your birthday, and my assistant was doing all the preparations for it.” Kevin explained. “Imagine my surprise when you never showed?”

“Oh, Kevin. I’m so sorry.” Kyra said, hugging him.

Kevin escorted Kyra out to their car and they drove back to Reba’s to inform everyone that all was fine. But when they got back, they saw emergency vehicles out in front of Reba’s house.

“What’s going on?” Kyra asked concerned.

“Daddy just had a heart attack.” Cheyenne informed Kyra and Kevin.

“Oh, no!” Kyra said, worriedly, as Kevin just held her tight in his arms.

The paramedics were putting an unconscious Brock into the ambulance as everyone piled in their cars to follow Brock to the hospital.

“Oh, when are we going to hear anything about Brock?” Barbra Jean complained.

“Barbra Jean, please! Will you stop pacing the floor and sit down!” Reba said.

“I just can’t!” Barbra Jean complained more. “Oh, what’s taking so long?”

After waiting several hours and listening to Barbra Jean complain, the doctor finally comes out to report on Brock’s condition.

“Well, doctor?” Barbra Jean asks.

“Brock is doing okay.” the doctor explains. “He’s stable, but. . .”

“But what, doctor?” Barbra Jean asks, with everyone listening.

“I’m afraid Brock’s slipped into a coma.” the doctor sadly announces.

“A coma?” Reba says, disbelievingly. “Will he pull out of it?”

“Yes, doctor, Brock will be okay?” Barbra Jean asks, worriedly.

“Only time will tell.” the doctor says. “But with such a great family for support, I don’t see why Brock won’t make a full recovery.”

“Can I go see him, doctor?” Barbra Jean asks.

“You can all go see him . . . but one at a time.” the doctor informs them.

Barbra Jean heads into Brock’s room while everyone sits vigil worried about Brock.

Chapter 5

Brock dreaming:

“Reba, after all these years, I know where my heart lies.” Brock confesses.

“What do you mean, where you’re heart lies?” Reba asks.

“Don’t marry him!” Brock pleads with her.

“What?” Reba said, confused. “Brock, we’ve been divorced for 15 years!”

“Reba, I’m still in love with you.” Brock confessed.

“Brock, let me tell you something.” Reba confessed. “I’ve been over you for a very long time.”

“Well, I lied when I said I was happy with Barbra Jean all these years.”

“Well, I’m sorry, Brock, buy I’m marrying Jack.” Reba says, firmly. “I’m in love with him.”

Present:

“So Brock, please wake up soon!” Barbra Jean pleads to a comatose Brock. “I miss you. And I need you.”

As Barbra Jean leaves Brock’s side, his finger twitches. Just before Reba comes in.

“Brock, so help me, if you leave me stuck with Barbra Jean, I swear, I will never forgive you.” Reba says, jokingly. “I don’t want to to start a new married life with Barbra Jean in my face.”

Brock’s finger twitches again.

“Brock, your finger moved.” Reba praises.

She runs out to give everyone the good news.

“He moved!” Reba yells in the hospital corridor. “Brock moved his finger!”

“Mom! What’s all the commotion?!” Cheyenne asks.

“Brock, moved his finger!” Reba announces.

“Oh, he’s waking up!” Barbra Jean, excitedly.

The doctor comes after a nurse calls him.

“What’s this I hear about Brock waking up?” the doctor asks them.

“Doctor, Brock moved his finger!” Reba informs him. “Doesn’t that mean good news?”

“Well, I will go examine Brock and get back to you all.”

The doctor heads into Brock’s room to examine Reba’s claim that Brock’s finger moved. The doctor came back with even more good news.

“Well, everyone, Brock is indeed waking up.” the doctor informs them.

“Oh, doctor, that’s great news.” Barbra Jean says, happily. “Can I go see him?”

“Actually, he asked to speak with Reba.”

“Reba?” Barbra Jean asks. “Why would Brock want to see Reba?”

“Ah, doctor, I think Barbra Jean should see him first.” Reba says.

“Brock specifically insisted on seeing you, Reba.” the doctor said.

“Fine, I’ll humor him and go see him.

When Reba entered Brock’s room, she was surprised to see Brock looking so frail.

“Brock, the doctor said you wanted to see me?” Reba asks.

“Reba, there’s something I need to confess to you.”

“What about Brock?” Reba jokes. “Did you see God while you were in a coma?”

“I’m serious, Reba.”

“What is it, Brock?”

“While I was asleep, I had a dream.”

“And what was this dream about?”

“I told you that I was still in love with you and not to marry Jack.” Brock confesses.

“What?” Reba nearly coughs.

“I’ve been unhappy with Barbra Jean all these years.” Brock confesses. “I want you back.”

“I’m sorry, Brock, but I can’t talk to you right now.” Reba says, before leaving Brock’s room.

“Jack, I need to leave.” Reba tells him.

“Whats wrong, Reba?” Jack asks concerned.

“Not now, Jack.” Reba said. “I need to be alone.”

And Reba ran out of the hospital and got into her car and drove away.

Not knowing where to go, Reba found herself at a bar, and ordered a drink.

“What’ll it be?” the bartender asks her.

“Just give me a double.” Reba says.

A handsome gentleman sits down next to Reba.

“I can’t help but see you in a frazzled mind.”

“It’s nothing.” Reba says, trying to tell the kind gentleman to buzz off kindly.

“Are you sure you don’t wanna talk your trouble to a complete stranger?”

“You’d think I’d be happy being engaged after being divorce for 15 years?” Reba blurts out.

“So what’s the problem?” the stranger asks.

“My ex-husband just informed me that he’s still in love with me, and thinks we should get back together.”

“And you’re in love with your fiance?’

“You got it!” Reba said, downing her drink.

“I don’t know it it’s true.”

“What do you mean?’

“My ex-husband just woke up from a coma after having had a heart attack.”

“Oh, I see. You have a dilemma.”

“Yeah, I didn’t say a word to Brock.”

“So, are you?”

“Am I what?”

“Still in love with your ex?”

“What? I’ve had 15 years to get over him.” Reba says. “Why would I still be in love with my ex?”

“Then why does it bother you?”

“It doesn’t bother me.”

“You left your fiance at the hospital with your family?”

“Well, I was stunned by Brock’s confession.”

As Reba sat there, she wondered if maybe the stranger was right. Was she still in love with Brock? She wasn’t so sure after Brock’s confession.

Chapter 6

The next day, Jack surprised Reba with a weekend trip to his family’s farm in San Antonio. As they were having dinner that Jack had called up to their room, Reba couldn’t take her mind of Brock’s confession and her therapist’s suggestion that she was still in love with Brock.

“Cat got your tongue?” Jack asked, when Reba failed to reply to his question.

“What?” Reba asked embarrassed by her thoughts. “I’m sorry, Jack. My mind was a million miles away.”

“What were you thinking about, hun?”

“I was worried about the kids.” Reba covered.

“Don’t worry about them, hun. I’m sure Brock and Barbra Jean can look after them.” Jack said, trying to reassure her.

“I’m so sorry. You went to all this trouble to make this a wonderful weekend and I ruin it with my worrying.” Reba apologized.

“C’mon, eat up. We need to get some rest. I told my parents to expected us early in the morning.”

After Reba and Jack finished their dinner, Jack walked over to Reba and kissed her, which led to some passion and nearly making love. But thoughts of Brock came flooding into Reba’s mind and she pushed Jack away.

“I’m sorry, Jack, but I’m not in the mood for romance tonight.”

“That’s okay. How about we just cuddle and fall asleep in each other’s arms?”

“That sounds nice.” Reba said, and relaxed a little before they fell asleep.

The next morning, Jack and Reba got up and ate a continental breakfast before checking out and heading out to his parents’ farm.

Chapter 7

Jack and Reba arrived at Jack’s parents’ farm, where Jack’s parents had a delectable meal already made for them. Sitting down to a dinner of fried chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw, mashed potatoes—all of Jack’s favorites.

“That was a delicious meal, Mrs. Morgan.” Reba thanked her.

“It was nothing, really.” Ella said. “I’m really outta place when I’m not in the kitchen. Cooking is my life.”

“That’s true.” Jack told Reba. “Mom was always had some delicious snack made up when my brother and I came home from school.”

“Well, I just wanted my family well-fed.”

Jack got up from the table and helped Reba get up from her chair as he pulled it out from the table.

“Mom, dad, Reba and I have some business to do in town.” Jack informed his parents. “We’ll be by later tonight.”

“Okay son.” Ella told her son.

“Jack, what are we going to do?” Reba asked with surprise.

“That’s a secret.” Jack said with a gleam in his eye.

As Jack helped Reba put her sweater on, Reba picked up her purse and Jack and Reba were out the door. Jack showed Reba to his ‘Stang, and opened the door for Reba as she got inside the car. Getting inside the driver’s door, Jack started the ignition and they were off downtown.

When Jack got into town, Reba did a double take and thought she saw Brock and Barbra Jean in town.

“No, it couldn’t possible be?” Reba thought to herself.

But sure enough, when Jack pulled into the church parking lot, there was Brock, Barbra Jean, Cheyenne, Van, Elizabeth, Kyra, Jake, and Henry waiting for them to arrive. Jack had planned a secret wedding for Reba and her family was in on it.

Chapter 8

“Jack, tell me I’m imagining, but I thought I just saw Brock and Barbra Jean here?” Reba asked him as they pulled into his parents driveway.

“No, love, you didn’t imagine it.” Jack told her. “I invited them here.”

“What?” Reba asked. “Why would you do that?”

“I can’t tell you, hun. You’ll just have to trust me.” Jack said, as he leaned over to kiss her.

“What’s so secret?”

“That’s for me to know and you to find out.” Jack said smiling.

“Oh, I will find out, that’s for sure.” Reba said as they got out of the car and walked up the steps to Jack’s parents’ house.

Jack knocked on his parents door and his mother came to the door.

“Jack!” Mary Morgan said, as she gave him and Reba a hug to welcome them. “Reba?”

“Mrs. Morgan.” Reba said cordially.

“Please, call me Mary.” Mary told her. “Can I get you a drink?

“Just a glass of water.” Reba said gratefully.

“Very well. I’ll be back in a few.

Mary Morgan went into her kitchen to bring out some refreshments as Jack took Reba’s jacket while Reba sat down on the couch. Jack was taken aback when they heard an argument in the kitchen from his parents.

“Jack, you son is here.” Mary told her husband.

“Go away!” Jack, Sr. told her.

“Honey, they travelled all this way to see us.” Mary pleaded.

“I don’t want to see them.” Jack exclaimed harshly. “Tell them I’m resting!”

“Okay.” Mary told her husband.
Mary picked up the tray from the counter of drinks and cookies and crackers and cheese and brought them into the living room where Jack and Reba were waiting. She hated lying to Jack about his father, but his father was adamant they not tell their son. So Mary went out and hoped for the best.

“Here we go, some refreshments for you all.” Mary said, hoping she sounded pleasant despite everything that she was going through.

“Thanks mom.” Jack said, as he looked over at Reba to stay quiet about the argument they heard. He wanted to respect his parents’ privacy out of courtesy for Reba, but he did intend to confront his mother later about it.

“So, what’s new with you, Jack?” Mary asked her son, hoping to deflect from what happened in the kitchen and that somehow they didn’t hear a word.

“Oh, just thought I’d bring Reba, my fiancée, to see the parents.” Jack said, not letting on that he had planned a wedding for her here on the family farm.

As Jack, Reba and his mother were getting reacquainted, Brock and the rest of Reba’s family had arrived at Jack’s family’s home.

“Knock, knock!” Barbra Jean said, as she came up to the door.

Mary came to the door to let them all in.

“What are you all doing here?” Reba asked her family, wondering why would they would even be here.

“Well, we decided we needed to keep an eye on you, Reba?” Barbra Jean told her.

“Why? Am I child who needs looking after?” Reba asked sarcastically.

“Well, you did marry my husband first?” Barbra Jean retorted, just to be just as sarcastic as Reba, and not give away Jack’s surprise.

“Ladies!” Brock exclaimed, trying to calm them down. “Can we all just be civil.”

“Civil?!” Reba exclaimed. “You barge in on my vacation with Jack and you want me to be civil!”

Reba couldn’t take it. She need to get away. Just be by herself for a while. She just couldn’t believe that Brock and her family had followed her to Jack’s family farm. It was like they didn’t trust her at all. But she had no idea the real reason they were here.

Chapter 9

Reba thought she would be alone when she wandered to the pond where she found three of her four children—Elizabeth, Tyler, Taylor and Henry (Brock’s son with Barbra Jean) all swimming at the pond.

“Gramma!” Elizabeth yelled when she noticed Reba coming to the pond.

“Elizabeth, how did you and the other kids get out here?” Reba asked her oldest grandchild.

“We walked out here.” Elizabeth told her innocently. “Daddy said it was okay.”

“Yeah, Mrs. Hart.” Henry defended his cousin.

“Okay. Let’s just enjoy ourselves.” Reba told them.

Reba sat back on the blanket the children brought out and laid on the ground as she watched her grandchildren enjoying themselves in the water. She couldn’t believe that Elizabeth as 13 years old. And Henry, despite being Barbra Jean’s son, was growing into quite a young man, at 13 years too. Even Taylor and Tyler, Kyra’s 9-year-old twins, were growing up way too fast.

Reba fished out her cell that was in her bag when she heard it ring and noticed it was her youngest son, Jake, who surprisingly, was not there, “Jake, how are you?”

“Mom, I’m sorry, I can’t get there.” Jake apologized.

“Jake, what’s wrong?” Reba asked concerned.

“Nothing serious, Mom.” Jake explained. “It’s my girlfriend, Mischa. She’s gone into labor.”

“Jake, I’m so happy for you and Mischa.” Reba said. “I can’t wait to see my fifth grandchild.”

“Well, Mischa and I will be out next month with the new baby.” Jake said. “Mom, I gotta go. The nurse is waving at me telling me it’s time.”

“Ok, Jake. Good bye for now.” Reba said as the line went dead. She couldn’t believe that her fifth grandchild was about to enter the world—Jake’s first child.

After about a half-hour at the pond, Reba announced to the children it was time to head back. She couldn’t wait to inform everyone that Jake’s first child was about to be born.

Chapter 10

“Can I get everyone’s attention!” Reba said when she and the grandchildren arrived back at Jack’s parents’ farmhouse.

“What’s so important, Reba?” Brock asked her.

“Well, I got a call from Jake while I was out at the pond with the grandchildren.”

“It’s just like Jake not to show up!” Cheyenne said bitterly of her younger brother.

“Well, Cheyenne, Jake has a very good reason for not being here.” Reba told her as well as the rest of them.

“Yeah, I’ll bet!” Cheyenne continued berating her younger brother’s absence.

“Jake called to tell me how sorry he was that he couldn’t be here.” Reba began.

“Don’t hold us in suspense, Reba.” Barbra Jean exclaimed.

“Okay. Jake and his girlfriend, Mischa, are about to become parents at this moment.” Reba announced.

“Jake is giving us our fifth grandchild!” Brock said ecstatically, as Barbra Jean looked on jealously.

“Yes, Brock, our fifth grandchild is about to enter the world.”

“Congratulations, Reba.” Jack said, as he kissed her on the cheek.

“Jack if you don’t mind, can we go somewhere and talk?” Reba asked him.

“Sure, love.”

Jack and Reba excused themselves from the party as they took a long walk to the same pond where Reba came to her realization.

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Betrayed: A Marty Saybrooke Story

Introduction

After finding out about John latest betrayal with he ex, Natalie Buchanan, Marty leaves Llanview with her kids,2 years old twins, Cheyenne Margaret and Patrick Michael McBain to Los Angeles, California where she has accepted a job offer working at Forrester Creations. When Ridge meets Marty, he is instantly attracted to her. What starts as a dangerous attraction soon spirals into something more between Marty and Ridge. What happens when John McBain and his new wife Natalie Buchanan comes looking to get custody of Cheyenne and Patrick.

Chapter 1

“I’m going to miss you mom.” Cole Thornhart says, giving Marty Saybrooke a hug as he and his wife, Starr Manning Thornhart see her and his siblings off for her new job in Los Angeles at Forrester Creations.

“You take care of Cheyenne and Patrick as well as yourself.” Starr says giving her a hug, as Cole is entertaining his brother and sister.

Marty hated to leave Cole and Starr and their daughter Hope now that Cole was exonerated for Eli Clarke’s murder. But she couldn’t stay in Llanview after John McBain cheated on her with his ex, Natalie Buchanan.

When Forrester Creations creator, Eric Forrester called about her submitted designs, and hired her on the spot, Marty decided to accept with a little nudging from Cole and Starr.

Marty took Cheyenne and Patrick’s hands as the final boarding call for Los Angeles announced its departure. After saying a tearful goodbye to Starr, Cole and Hope, Marty boarded the plane with the twins, bidding Llanview goodbye.

Meanwhile,

“I need to seek sole custody of my twins, Cheyenne Margaret and Patrick Michael?” John McBain asked his attorney.

“What do you want the grounds to be, Mr. McBain?” John’s attorney asked him.

“On the grounds that Marty Saybrooke is mentally unstable to provide for my children.” John said, firmly. “I am newly married to Natalie Buchanan and believe the two of us could provide better home for them.”

“I will get started on the custody proceedings.” John’s attorney tells him. “Just don’t do anything that could jeopardize your chances.”

“Thanks for the advice.” John says.

“I will let you know what you need to do next.” John’s attorney says.

Leaving his attorney’s office, John puts in a call to Natalie, “It’s done! Custody for Patrick and Cheyenne is started. Marty won’t know what hit her!”

Chapter 2

Marty and the twins arrived in Los Angeles and were greeted by Ridge Forrester to take Marty and the twins to her new home as Marty was a neighbor to the Forrester, as Eric Forrester agreed to pay the down payment for Marty as a condition to her employment. Ridge was instantly smitten with Ms. Saybrooke, but had conflicted feelings due to his relationship with Caroline Spencer.

When Marty saw her new home, she was in awe of her new home and wanted to thank Eric for all of his help.

“Thank you, Ridge for picking me and the twins up from the airport.” Marty said, gratefully.

“It’s an honor to have done it.” Ridge said. “I can’t wait to see your work and what you can do for Forrester.”

“Well, as soon as I get Patrick and Cheyenne fed, I’d like to thank your father for all his help.”

“Well, let’s go on over to the mansion now. There is lunch and you can feed Patrick and Cheyenne and talk to my father.” Ridge suggested.

“I don’t want to impose on you.”

“It’s no imposition. We’d love to have you.”

“Well, okay.”

Ridge picked up Patrick while Marty picked up Cheyenne, as they all headed over to the Forrester mansion.

Meanwhile in Llanview. . .

“Mr. McBain, I’m afraid I have some bad news!” the detective said, when John answered his door.

“What is it?”

“I’m afraid Ms. Saybrooke has left Llanview.”

“Thank you for letting me know.” John said, as the detective left.

“Damn her!” John said, under his breath, as Natalie was coming downstairs, after putting Liam asleep.

“What’s wrong, dear?”

“Marty fled Llanview with the twins!” John raged, as he hit the number for Cole’s cell.

“Yes, Cole. It’s John.” after Cole picked up his cell.

“Yes, John, is there a problem?”

“Yes, I need to know where your mother ran off to?” John said, ired.

“She’s in Los Angeles. She got a job offer at Forrester Creations.” Cole informed her.

“Thank you, Cole.” John apologized. “I’m sorry for my behavior.”

After John hung up with Cole, he grabbed his suitcase and packed some essentials.

“What are you doing?” Natalie asked.

“Pack some things for you and Liam.” John said. “We’re going to Los Angeles. Marty just moved there for a job.”

Natalie went upstairs to pack. She couldn’t believe that Marty would just take the twins without letting John know.

Chapter 3

Ridge arrived at the Forrester mansion with Marty and the twins as Eric greeted her and welcomed her to the Forrester fold. Caroline, who had fell in love with Marty’s twins, Patrick and Cheyenne, took their hands and led them to the kitchen to get them something to eat.

Ridge led Marty over to the duvet as a jealous Brooke watched. She was sickened by Ridge fawning over Marty and Marty obviously enjoying it. Who did this woman think she was? Ridge was hers. She had managed to come between Ridge and Caroline and cause conflict in their relationship, now this Marty Saybrooke is here. Well, Ms. Saybrooke would not take Ridge from her when she was so close to having him back.

“Everyone!” Ridge announces, tapping a fork to his wine glass. “I’d like to welcome our newest member to the Forrester family―Marty Saybrooke, who has come all the way from Llanview, Pennsylvania looking for a fresh start.”

Marty just looked at Ridge, blushing, as Brooke gagged. She couldn’t believe the gall this Marty had. She knew Marty’s type. She looked like the innocent sweet woman, but deep down, this Marty Saybrooke was hiding something, and Brooke Logan vowed to find out what it was.

“Thank you everyone.” Marty said, accepting Ridge’s welcome. “You don’t know how much it means to be accepted by all of you.”

Caroline had come into the living room with Patrick and Cheyenne just as Brooke was introducing herself to Marty.

“I’m Brooke.”

“Hello.” Marty said, cheerfully.

“I just wanted to welcome you to Forrester.” Brooke said, trying to hide her dislike of her.

“So, what do you do here?” Marty said, trying to break the ice.

“Oh, I’m Eric’s ex-wife and mother of the CEO, Rick Forrester, as well as Ridge’s ex-wife, and mother to his son, RJ.” Brooke gloated.

“Well, it’s nice to meet you.” Marty said, but thinking, “You obviously get around, don’t you.”

“Well, just for your FYI, stay away from Ridge.” Brooke warned.

“If you think I have designs on Ridge, you don’t have to worry.” Marty told her. “I just got out of a relationship, and I don’t wish to start something at the moment.”

“Well, if you do, just make sure you don’t set your sights on Ridge. Ridge is mine and we are about to reconcile after a year apart.”

“Okay.” Marty said. “Thanks for the advice.”

Marty could tell she was going to have some issues with this Brooke Logan. What was her problem? And was she seriously about to reconcile with Ridge when he was apparently in a relationship with Caroline? Something was amiss and Marty didn’t want no part of it. She was here to do a job and she had no intention on getting involved with anyone, let alone with Ridge Forrester.

Brooke, on the other hand, decided to do a background check on Marty Saybrooke and googled her name. She couldn’t believe her eyes when she found the rape online. “So, Ms. Saybrooke, you’re the victim of a gang rape back in college!” Brooke said to herself. “I wonder what else you’re hiding!”

Meanwhile, John and Natalie and little Liam had just landed in Los Angeles with a summons to bring back Patrick and Cheyenne to Llanview.

Chapter 4

It didn’t surprise Marty in the slightest when she walked into her design studio at Forrester that Ridge had designed especially for her, to find Brooke sitting at her desk. In fact, she half expected her to be waiting.

“Why good morning, Brooke.” Marty said, cheerfully, not letting Brooke dampen her spirits.

“Well, you certainly sound chipper this morning.” Brooke said, jealously. “But I bet I can wipe that smile off your face.”

“Go ahead, Brooke.” Marty dared her. “Nothing can ruin my first day at Forrester.”

“Well, how about you stay away from Ridge or I’ll spill your secret past as a rape victim.” Brooke warned.

“Go ahead, Brooke!” Marty said, as she whipped out a clipped article from Brooke’s past.

“What is that?” Brooke asked in disbelief.

“I knew you would be a thorn in my side, so I did my own Internet search on you.” Marty said. “Somehow, I don’t think any of the Forrester’s know about this tidbit of news on you, do they Brooke?”

“You wouldn’t!”

“Just a little leverage to make you keep your mouth shut!”

Brooke was stunned. She had Marty Saybrooke pegged all wrong. She wasn’t like all the other women in Ridge’s life. Clearly, Brooke was going to have a challenge keeping Marty out of Ridge’s life.

As if finding Brooke in her office wasn’t enough, Pam called her from outside her office to inform Marty that she had some visitors. Before Pam could tell Marty who they were, she told Pam to let them in.

“Well, hello, Marty.” her ex, John said, as he walked into her office.

“John, how did you find me?”

“That doesn’t matter.” John said, angrily. “Did you think you could skip town with my children without informing me?!”

“I was going to tell you.” Marty told him. “I’ve just been busy getting the new home ready and starting my new job.”

“That’s not the point.” John stated. “You took Cheyenne and Patrick out of the state of Pennsylvania and Natalie and I are here to take them back.”

“Sorry, John, but I got permission from the court before I left.”

“I wasn’t informed you were leaving.”

“Well, the judge said he sent out documents.”

“I don’t know what to tell you, John. I did everything by the book.”

“Well, I am taking the twins back to Llanview.”

“No your not.” Marty says, as she pulled a restraining order from her desk.

“What’s this?” John asks.

“It’s a restraining order forbidding you or Natalie from coming 100 feet within me or Cheyenne or Patrick.”

“You can’t do this to us!” Natalie spit at her.

“I can and I have.”

“This isn’t over, Marty.” John warned as Ridge, who had just walked in on the end of the conversation, happily escorted an angry John and Natalie from Marty’s office and Forrester.

Marty just smiled knowing that she was one-step ahead of John and Natalie. The was going pretty smoothly. She had Brooke Logan and John and Natalie right where she wanted them.

Chapter 5

“John, I’m so sorry what Marty did to you?” Natalie apologized.

“Don’t worry, Natalie.” John assured her. “I’ll get the twins. Marty won’t win. Soon Patrick and Cheyenne will be back in our home, playing with Liam.”

Natalie kissed John. “I know they will be. Liam is just love having his brother and sister around.”

Meanwhile in Los Angeles. . . .

“Marty, I want to praise you for your cool collective behavior when your ex came and threatened to take your children away.”

“Thank you Ridge.” Marty said, gratefully. “I don’t want to seem unstable. I know John will try to prove that I am.”

“Well, you’re a remarkable woman to risk coming out to Los Angeles for a new job in the middle of a custody battle.” Ridge praised.

“Well, I have to provide for my children.” Marty reasoned. “Any court should be able to see that.”

“Well, I won’t argue with that one.” Ridge agreed. “By the way, do you have your sketches?”

Marty pulled out her sketchpad full of her drawings.

“These are really good.” Ridge said, flipping through Marty’s sketchpad. “Can I show these to my father?”

“Yes you can.” Marty said. “I was a little unsure what you would think.”

“Don’t be.” Ridge assured her. “These are excellent.”

Marty dropped her pencil and as she stooped down to pick it up, Ridge did to. As they came back up, they ended up in a kiss, but Marty felt guilty about it and quickly backed off.

“I think you better go, Ridge.” Marty said, feeling guilty.

“Ah, yes.” Ridge agreed, but still wanted more. “I’ll just go show these sketches to dad.”

After Ridge left, Marty couldn’t help but enjoy the kiss between them. But logic told her not to get involved with him. Ridge was with Caroline and John would for sure use that to gain custody of the twins. A relationship with Ridge wasn’t the best move. Marty had to keep her distance from Ridge.

Chapter 6

Ridge couldn’t concentrate on his designs. Ever since the kiss between him and Marty.

“C’mon Ridge. Concentrate.” Ridge told himself.

But it was useless. Every time he tried to pick up the pencil and sketch a design, flashes of the kiss between him and Marty came back to him.

Finally, Ridge couldn’t take it. He left his office and found himself in Marty’s.

“Marty, we need to talk.” Ridge said, when she let him in.

“Okay, what is it?” Marty asked. “Is it my designs?”

Ridge just looked at Marty and pulled her into a kiss. Marty attempted to resist and pull away, but Ridge wouldn’t let her. So Marty succumbed to Ridge’s kiss.

“That was great.” Ridge said, when they finally came up for air.

“Yes. Yes it was.” Marty agreed. “But it can’t happen again.”

“Why not?”

“Because your with Caroline.” Marty lied, not wanting to tell him about Brooke’s threat to stay away from Ridge.

“I feel something between us, Marty.” Ridge explained. “I think you feel it too.”

“Well, it can’t ever happen again.” Marty told him, as much as she wanted to kiss him again.

“Well, I’m going to tell Caroline the truth.” Ridge told her. “I hope you will give us a chance.”

Marty wanted to explore what was happening between them so bad, but Brooke’s threat stopped her.

A knock on her door interrupted her thoughts, as she went to answer it, thinking it was Ridge.

“Ridge, I told you that. . .” Marty said when she opened the door to Brooke.

“Ridge was here?” Brooke inquired.

“He wanted to see my designs.” Marty lied.

“I hope that was all he wanted.” Brooke warned her.

“It was.” Marty assured her.

“I mean what I say, Marty. Stay away from Ridge!” Brooke threatened.

“Really, Brooke! What about what I have on you.” Marty reminded her.

“Well, go ahead. Nobody here at Forrester will believe you story. I’m respected her at Forrester.” Brooke bluffed.

“Yeah, we’ll see.” Marty retaliated.

“Just stay away from Ridge!” Brooke said before she left Marty’s office.

How was she supposed to stay away from Ridge. Her feelings for Ridge were growing more and more each day.

Chapter 7

Marty woke up and got dressed and woke up Patrick and Cheyenne to get them ready for daycare while she was at Forrester. When she got to the daycare, she saw that it was closed.

“Oh, no!” Marty said, under her breath so the twins wouldn’t hear. “Now what am I going to do? I’m already late for work!”

Marty did the next best thing. She drove straight to Forrester hoping the twins could spend the day in her office. They were good kids. What could be the problem?

When Marty drove away, Brooke came out from behind the bushes and took away the “closed” sign from off the front door of Marty’s daycare, smiling a sly smile.

“That will serve you right, Marty, for going after Ridge.” Brooke said to herself.

Marty showed up at Forrester and went straight to her office.

“Now, Patrick and Cheyenne, mommy wants you two to color in your coloring books so mommy can work.” Marty says to them as she hands them some coloring books.

“Mommy, can I have some blank paper instead?” Cheyenne asks, innocently.

“Sure, honey.” Marty says, handing Cheyenne some blank drawing paper.

Marty went to work on her designs so she could deliver them to Ridge happy that her twins were being good little children.

Meanwhile, Brooke arrived at Ridge’s office to inform him of Marty’s dilemma.

“Ridge, do you know that Marty brought her children to work with her this morning?” Brooke gleefully told him.

“No I didn’t.” Ridge said. “But she must have had a good reason for doing so.”

“I know Ridge, but isn’t it company policy to keep children out of Forrester?” Brooke reminded him.

“Well, obviously, it’s a policy that Forrester should change.” Ridge said. “Or at least have a daycare for Forrester employees.”

“You approve of Marty bringing her children to work?”

“I will certainly get to the bottom of it, Brooke.”

Ridge left Brooke alone in his office as he went to talk with Marty.

“Marty, I see you had a little problem with your daycare.” Ridge said, noticing how well-behaved Patrick and Cheyenne were.

“I’m sorry, Ridge if it’s a problem.” Marty apologized. “But when I saw that my daycare was closed, I saw no other option.”

“Don’t worry about it.” Ridge assured her. “In fact, I think it’s about time Forrester started a daycare for its employees.”

“Look what I drew, Mommy!” 3-year-old Cheyenne showed Marty her version of the dress Marty was designing.

“That’s lovely, dear.” Marty told Cheyenne.

“I think you have a fashion genius!” Ridge said. “That is really good for a three-year-old!”

“Speaking of designs, I have mine finished.” Marty told Ridge.

“These are great!” Ridge tells Marty. “I will get them to the seamstress to get them made for our models to try on.”

“I’m glad you like them.” Marty said.

“Well, why do you and the twins join me for lunch to celebrate your first designs with Forrester and Cheyenne’s creativity.” Ridge said.

As Ridge escorted Marty and her twins to his favorite eatery, Brooke was livid that her plan to ruin Marty’s first day made Marty look so good in Ridge’s eyes. Marty was going to pay for making her look like a fool!

Chapter 8

Brooke sat at a table that was well hidden from being seen as she watched Ridge with Marty and her twins. It made her sick to watch Marty pushing herself onto Ridge. It was obvious Marty was a fake. Why couldn’t Ridge see that? After all they’ve been through. . .she had to get Ridge back and way from that tramp!

On the other side of the restaurant. . .

“Thank you for coming into my life.” Ridge told Marty as he held her hand on the table.

Marty didn’t like the direction Ridge was taking during this lunch. They couldn’t be together. So much was going on in her life. John trying to take the twins away. It was all too much for Marty to bear. She had to keep Ridge at bay. She wished he’d go back to Caroline, or Brooke. Anyone. . .but her.

“Ridge. . .” Marty started to say, but Ridge interrupted her instead.

“Marty, I want you to accompany me to Paris.”

“What? In the middle of a fashion show?”

“I’m sorry, it’s strictly business.” Ridge explained. “I am need at Forrester International and I want you there to see Forrester’s international line.”

“Oh, I see.”

“Mommy, look I what I drew!” Cheyenne said excitedly as she held up her drawing of a dress.

“Wow, that’s an amazing dress, Cheyenne!” Ridge exclaimed. “You should be a dress designer.”

Marty smiled at how well Ridge got along with the twins.

“That’s what I want to be!” Cheyenne told Ridge. “I watch mommy all the time while she’s working.”

“I can see. You learn quite fast for a three-year-old.” Ridge encouraged Cheyenne.

“Marty what do you think?”

“It’s lovely dear.”

Patrick just listened as he ate his hamburger, fries and coke.

“So Marty, will you go to Forrester International with me?” Ridge asked her again.

“Yes, as long as it’s business.”

Ridge and Marty ate their lunch with Patrick and Cheyenne as a jealous Brooke shook her head.

“I can’t believe Ridge asked Marty to go to Paris with him” Brooke said to herself. “That was always their special time together.”

Chapter 9

“Brooke, we need to talk.” Natalie pleaded with her over the cell.

“And what do you want with me?”

“Can we meet somewhere private?” Natalie asked.

“Okay, I’ll bite. Meet me at the Bikini Club for lunch.”

“I’ll be there.” Natalie told her.

Natalie needed to find way to take Cheyenne and Patrick from Marty. It was unfair how Marty just took them out of Llanview without so much as a word to John. Marty would pay for taking the children out of John’s life.

“Hey, Natalie, I have to go see Marty at Forrester about the twins.” John said, as he kissed her good-bye.

“Okay.” Natalie said, neglecting to inform him of her plan to make Marty pay for taking the twins.

Guiltily, she dialed Jessica to ask about her own son, “Jessica, how is Liam?”

“Natalie, he’s doing good. He and Ryder have been playing happily together.”

“That’s great!” Natalie cried that she was missing those moments.

“OMG, Natalie! The boys came up with the cutest game ever!”

“What!”

“They have created a whole story out of their cars we got for them?”

“Oh, that is so cute!” Natalie said, as she noticed the time. “Ah, sis, I’m sorry to have to cut this short, but I have a lunch date right now. Talk later?”

“Yeah, sure. Get home fast. You’re missing so much!” Jessica told her.

As much as Natalie regretted being away from her own son, she had to get John’s twins back from Marty.

Natalie was waiting for Brooke when Brooke arrived for their lunch date.

“What do you want, Natalie?” Brooke asked as she ordered a martini from the server.

“Your help in snagging Cheyenne and Patrick from Marty.”

“And what do you think I can do?”

I want you to help me kidnap the twins.”

“That’s a federal crime.”

“And Marty committed one by taking the twins out of Llanview without so much as a word to John.” Natalie said angrily. “Besides, I know how much you want Ridge back.”

“What? How do know that?”

“I did my research.”

“And if I don’t?”

“Then I will call you out on your hatred for Marty.” Natalie accused. “I know how much you despise Marty.”

“You wouldn’t?!”

“Yes, I would. And I will expose more of your dirty secrets too!”

“I have no secrets!” Brooke defended herself.

“Yeah, right, Brooke, keep telling yourself that, and Forrester Creations will know about the real Brooke Logan!”

“Okay! I will help you.” Brooke reluctantly agreed.

“I knew you would see things my way.” Natalie said. “I’ll let you know the details soon!”

As she watched Natalie walk off, Brooke thought to herself, “no one can find out about my past. Not ever!”

(Coming: Natalie puts her plan to in place, as things heat up for Ridge and Marty.)

Chapter 10

Ridge and Marty were working on designs for the next Forrester fashion show. But they didn’t get much done as the heat began to rise…and not from the scorching Southern California heat.

Ridge couldn’t take his eyes off the lovely Marty as she was seemingly engrossed in one of her designs.
But Marty wasn’t working on a design…but a portrait of Ridge instead as Marty was also smitten with Ridge’s rugged good looks.

“Whatcha sketching?” Ridge inquired jokingly. “I bet it’s going to make Forrester millions.”

“Yeah. Millions!” Marty smiled to herself as she looked at the finished portrait of Ridge.

“All done?” Ridge asked. “May I see it?”

“No. I’m not sure of it?” Marty lied about “the design”, but Ridge had come over to her desk to see it.

“C’mon, I’ve seen your designs. They’re phenomenal.” Ridge said as he tried to grab Marty’s sketchpad from her hands, as Marty did her best to keep the sketch from him.

But Ridge’s strong grasp overpowered and he was able to retrieve it from Marty’s hand and was shocked to see a sketch of himself.
“This isn’t a design?” Ridge said surprised.

“I’m sorry. I was blocked from making designs and was just doodling when I started doodling your likeness.” Marty confessed.

“It’s good.” Ridge said, not sure of what to say.

“Thank you.” Marty said as she took her sketchpad from him, their hands meeting each other and creating an intense heat between them.

Unable to deny their feelings, Ridge pulled Marty in his arms and the two kissed. As Ridge unbuttoned Marty’s blouse, the two began making out, ultimately leading to Ridge tossing everything off Marty’s desk as he laid her on the desk. Marty got caught up in the moment as she allowed Ridge to make love to her.

Meanwhile . . .

Brooke was not feeling the least guilty after her meeting with John and Natalie as she promised them she would help them get Patrick and Cheyenne away from Marty. She detested Marty…and wanted her out of L.A. and away from Ridge for good.

A Brand new Life: Love, Lust and Lies in Pine Valley

Introduction

After the death of her husband, Patrick Thornhart, Marty Saybrooke bids Llanview farewell with her 15-year-old son, Cole Patrick and 3-year-old daughter, Brianna Brooklyn for a new life in Pine Valley. She forms a friendship with Greenlee Smythe Lavery, who just married Ryan Lavery and becomes romantically tangled with Zack Slater, who’s divorced from his wife Kendall Hart Slater after discovering her affair with Aidan DeVane. Will Marty find happiness with Zack or will Kendall and Aidan come between the newly happy couple?

Cast

Marty Saybrooke – Susan Haskell
Zack Slater – Thorsten Kaye
Greenlee Smythe Lavery – Rebecca Budig
Ryan Lavery – Cameron Mathison
Kendall Hart Slater – Alicia Minshew
Aidan DeVane – Aiden Turner

Chapter 1

Marty Saybrooke needed a brand new start after the love of her life, Patrick Thornhart died and left her with 15-year-old Cole Patrick and 3-year-old Brianna Brooklyn. Marty could no longer stay in Llanview, Pennsylvania where she had too many memories of her life with Patrick and the kids. The only regret was Cole, who was forced to give up his girlfriend, Starr Manning, whom he had known since they were infants.

“Cole, I don’t want you to leave.” a heartbroken Starr sobbed, as Cole held her tight.

“I don’t want to leave you either.” Cole said, just as heartbroken. “But what can I do?”

“We can Skype when we can’t visit each other.” Cole tried to be reassuring.

“It’s not the same as having you near.” Starr cried. “I’m going to miss you so much.”

Marty packed the last bit of their belongings in the car and went inside to get Brianna. Then after locking the door a final time, Marty stood back and bid the house that was their home for the last 16 years.

“Say good-bye to Starr, Cole.” Marty said. “We need to get on the road to Pine Valley.”

“I love your Starr.” Cole said, as he kissed her good-bye.

“I love you too, Cole.” Starr said, sadly.

As Marty drove off, Starr watched her boyfriend wave from the back seat window.

“I’m sorry you have to leave Starr behind, Cole.” Marty apologized to her son. “I know how much Starr means to you.”

Cole didn’t say anything, but just sat there sullen, looking out the passenger window.

“I promise, when we get settled in Pine Valley, we’ll ask Todd and Blair if Starr can visit.”

Cole still remained silent, looking out the back window.

A few hours on the road, and Marty saw the sign that told them they were in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. As soon as they got to their new home, their neighbors, Ryan and Greenlee Lavery came out to greet them and and welcome them to Pine Valley and help them move in.

“Hello. I’m Greenlee.” Greenlee warmly greeted Marty. “And this is my husband, Ryan.”

Ryan reached out to shake Marty’s hand.

“I’m Marty Saybrooke, and this is my son, Cole, and my daughter, Brianna.” Marty said, introducing her family to Ryan and Greenlee.

“What brings you to Pine Valley, if you don’t mind me prying?” Greenlee asked, as she helped Marty bring in her belongings.

“A new start.” Marty explained. “My husband just died and I could no longer remain in Llanview as there were just too many memories.”

“I’m so sorry for your loss.” Greenlee sympathized with Marty. “I’m sure you will like it here. Pine Valley is a nice community. And I’ll introduce you to my friend, Kendall, as soon as get settled.”

“That would be nice.” Marty said.

“Well, Ryan and I will let you finish getting settled.”

Ryan and Greenlee left Marty to unpack what little they had until the truck arrived with the rest of their belongings. Marty hoped she liked it here. Pine Valley sounded like a nice place to live.

Chapter 2

The truck arrived with their belongings as Marty unpacked and arranged their new home. Marty logged onto the Internet to look for a job. After scanning over hundreds of possible jobs, she came across an administration assistant at a casino in Pine Valley. Submitting her resume to the casino’s website, Marty was surprised to receive a call for an interview just minutes after her submitting her resume.

“Hello?” Marty answered her cell.

“Yes, this is Zack Slater.” Zack said, when Marty answered. “I’m the CEO of Cambias Industries, who runs the Casino where you applied. Can you come in for an interview in one hour?”

“Yes, I can.” Marty said, nearly jumping at her first offer.

“Great.” Zack said. “I’ll see you in one hour.”

Marty thank Zack for the interview and hung up her call. She had to get ready for her interview.

“Cole, can you watch Brianna?” Marty asked him, who was Skyping with Starr. “I just got an interview for a job.”

“Yes, mom.” Cole said, who quickly went back to Skyping with Starr.

As soon as Marty got ready for her interview, she said good-bye to Cole and Brianna and left the house.

Marty arrived at the casino and easily found a parking spot near the entrance. As soon as she parked the car, Marty headed inside the casino.

“Hello, may I assist you in any way.” Lily Montgomery asked Marty as soon as she walked in.

“Yes, my name is Marty Saybrooke and I have an interview with a Zack Slater?” Marty told Lily.

“Ah, yes, Marty Saybrooke.” Lily said, remembering what Zack told her. “Zack said to send you on up to his office as soon as you arrived.”

Lily gave Marty directions to Zack’s office, and after thanking Lily for her help, walked up the stairs to Zack’s office.

Zack was just coming back to his office when Marty arrived at his office.

“Marty?” Zack said, when he got to his door.

“Yes, I am.” Marty said.

“You’re a little early.” Zack said. “But come in and we will get started with the interview.”

Zack was instantly taken with Marty and was pleased with her efficiency during the interview. Zack hired her on the spot and told Marty her first day was tomorrow.

As Marty was about to leave the casino, happy that she found a job so quickly, Lily yelled after her.

“Ms. Saybrooke!”

“Yes.” Marty said, turning at the sound of her voice.

“Mr. Slater wanted me to give you these.” Lily said, giving her a complimentary ticket for dinner at the casino for her and her children, who Zack managed to pry out of Marty during the interview.

Marty thanked Lily and went home to get Cole and Brianna so they could have dinner at the Casino.

As soon as Marty left, Zack came down the stairs, and thanked Lily for a job well done.

Zack had plans for Marty that night.

Chapter 3

Marty, Cole and Brianna arrived at the casino and as soon as the maitre’ d saw Marty and her children, she escorted them to the private room Zack had prepared for them.

“I appreciate the tickets for dinner for me and my children, but I never expected this?” Marty told the maitre’ d.

“Well, Mr. Slater wanted to make sure you were well taken care of.” the maitre’ d said, not letting on the real reason for the private dining.

As Marty, Cole and Brianna sat down at the table, the head chef came out with a buffet of all Marty and her children’s favorite that Zack had miraculously pried out of Marty during her interview.

Cole and Brianna began to eat the delicious dinner as Zack arrived to join them.

“Well, it looks as if you are enjoying your dinner.” Zack said, pleased.

“Mr. Slater?” Marty said, surprised. “I didn’t expect to see you tonight?”

“I just wanted you to have a pleasant dinner with your children on your first night in Pine Valley and celebrate your first day tomorrow.” Zack exclaimed.

“Mom, you got a job here at the casino?” Cole inquired.

“Yes, honey!” Marty told him. “I got the job here.”

“I’m happy for you.”

“Mommy, this mac-n-cheese is good!” Brianna exclaimed.

“I’m glad you like it, Brianna!” Zack said. “My chef made it especially for you!”

Brianna just smiled and continued eating her mac-n-cheese.

“Zack, thank you for this delicious dinner.” Marty told Zack, gratefully.

“I have a confession to make.” Zack began. “I really just wanted a night with you and your lovely children.”

“I’m touched.” was all Marty could say.

As Zack is enjoying his dinner with Marty and her children, Kendall walks into the casino looking for Zack.

“Lily, have you seen Zack?”

“Yes, Ms. Slater.” Lily informs her. “He’s having dinner in the main private dining room.”

“Thank you, Lily.” Kendall says, as she heads upstairs to the main private dining room.

When she gets there, she sees Zack enjoying himself with Marty and her children and doesn’t like it one bit. She slams open the door to the private dining room, startling little Brianna, as well as leaving Marty, Zack and Cole surprised.

Chapter 4

“Well, well, well!” Kendall exclaimed. “What do we have here?!”

“Kendall, this is a private party.” Zack said. “And I don’t believe you were invited.”

“I’m sorry, Zack.” Kendall taunts him. “I guess you forgot to send me an invite.”

“No, I’m pretty sure you weren’t invited.” Zack reaffirms.

“So, you’ve moved on, huh?” Kendall questions Zack. “My, my, my, Zack, that was fast! From our bed to. . .” Marty looks at Marty. “I’m sorry, I’m afraid I never caught your name?”

“It’s Marty. Marty Saybrooke.”

“So, Marty, where are you from?” Kendall interrogates her.

“I’ve lived most my life in Llanview, Pennsylvania.” Marty replies back.

“Kendall, I believe I told you to go.” Zack warned.

“Yes, Zack, I’ll go.” Kendall threatened. “But let me forewarn you! I’m suing you for full custody of Ian!”

“I’ll see you in court, Kendall.” Zack said.

Kendall left the private dining room, mad as hell. There was no way that “whore” was going to raise Ian. If Zack wanted to carry on with a “whore”, that was his prerogative, but she was going to make sure he didn’t involve Ian in that life.

“I’m sorry, Marty.” Zack apologized. “Kendall can be such a bitch sometimes.”

“Don’t be sorry, Zack.” Marty told him.

Zack leaned in for kiss, a kiss that Marty didn’t resist.

Meanwhile. . .

“Aiden, I need your help.” Kendall said, rushing into his arms.

“What’s wrong, love?” Aiden asked, holding her tight in his arms.

“It’s Zack. He’s gotten involved with someone new.”

“So, why does that matter?” Aiden asked confused.

“With a ‘whore’ from Llanview, Pennsylvania.” Kendall told him. “I want to sue Zack for full custody of Ian. I don’t want him around Zack’s women.”

“I’m sure this new woman in Zack’s life is not so bad.” Aiden tried to reassure her.

“Who the hell’s side are you on?!” Kendall asked, disbelievingly.

“I’m sorry, Love.” Aiden apologized. “Of course I’ll help you.”

“That’s better.” Kendall told him with a kiss, as the two begin to make love.

Chapter 5

After dinner, Cole had taken Brianna home after insisting that he needed to skype with Starr, Marty and Zack found themselves in Zack’s suite in his casino. After Ian had finally gotten to sleep, Zack joined Marty on his loveseat where the two found themselves in a liplock that turned passionate. The longer they kissed, the harder it was for the two of them to deny their feelings any longer as Zack led Marty to his room and kissed her some more.

Despite being a little nervous, Marty gave in to the passion as Zack unbuttoned her blouse and massaged her breasts, kissing her over and over. The sensations Marty felt were undeniable as she gave into the desire she had missed since she Patrick had passed.

As Zack and Marty reveled in their new-found passion, Kendall had managed to get Jack Montgomery’s assistance with a new custody order who promised that Zack would be served in the morning.

The next morning, Zack woke up to the sound of his doorbell ringing. As he looked at Marty sleeping peacefully, Zack got up out of bed and went to answer the door.

“Zack Slater, you’ve been served!” the process server said as he handed him the papers before leaving.

As Zack scanned the papers, his blood began to boil when he realized the new terms for Kendall gaining custody of their son, Ian.

“What is the meaning of this?!” Zack screamed at Kendall as soon as she answered her cell.

“I’m taking Ian away from you!” Kendall yelled back.

“What about our agreement!”

“Well, that went out the window when you became involved with that floozy!” Kendall wailed at him.

“FYI, Marty is no floozy and you’re going to regret this Kendall!” Zack said before he ended the call.

Marty woke up to Zack’s yelling and got up to see what was going on.

“Zack, what’s wrong?” Marty asked, as she tried to calm him down.

“Kendall is suing me for custody of Ian.” Zack told her.

“Well, let’s have a nice breakfast together.” Marty told him, heading into his kitchen to start breakfast.

“I enjoyed our night last night.” Zack said, grabbing her from behind to kiss her, preventing her from making breakfast.

“Zack.” Marty said in between his kisses. “I’m trying to make us some breakfast.”

“Forget about breakfast.” Zack said as he continued to kiss her. “All I want is you.”

As their passion started to heat up again, Zack pushed Marty up on the counter as they nearly made love again, but they were interrupted by Marty’s cell ringing. Spying on the screen that it was Cole, Marty ended their passion to answer it.

“I’m sorry, Zack.” Marty apologized. “It might be important.”

“Cole, what’s wrong?’ Marty answered her cell.

“It’s Brianna.” Cole said with concern. “She has spiked a fever.”

“I’m on my way!” Marty said before hanging up.

As Zack helped Marty to her car, he kissed her one last time before she got into the car. As he watched her drive away, he dialed his attorney.

Chapter 6

As Marty frantically tended to Brianna who was lethargic with fever, she wasn’t getting any better. Cole picked his little sister up in his arms as Marty and Cole rushed her to PVUH (Pine Valley University Hospital) where Marty and Cole met Dr. David Hayward.

“What seems to be the problem?” David asked when he saw Marty and Cole with little Brianna.

“My daughter is sick. She has a high fever.” Marty said frantically.

“Let me take her.” David said as he scooped Brianna in his arms and placed her on the gurney and wheeled it into the ER room for an examination.

Several minutes later, Marty and Cole were still waiting.

“Hello, Starr?” Cole said after he had reached Starr on her cell.

“Cole, I’m so glad you called. I missed you.” Starr said happily.

“I have bad news.” Cole told her.

“What is it?”

“Brianna is sick. Mom and I are at the hospital waiting for word on her.”

“Oh, Cole, I’m so sorry. I hope Brianna will be okay.” Starr said with concern.

“So, how are you doing?” Cole asked her.

“Okay. The usual Llanview drama.”

“SSDD?”

“Yep. But on a lighter note. I have good news.” Starr told him.

“Really? What?”

“After graduation, I applied to the university there in Pine Valley and got accepted.” Starr said enthusiastically.

“Really. That’s great. And funny too.” Cole said.

“Why’s that?”

“I also applied and got accepted too.”

“So we will be heading to school together?”

“Looks like it.”

“I can’t wait to see you.” Starr said. “I’ve really missed you.”

“Me too.”

“Well, Starr, the doctor has just came out. Talk later.”

“Okay. Bye. Love you.”

“Love you too.” Cole said.

Cole hung up with Starr as David was about to give Marty and Cole word on Brianna.

“I’m afraid that I have bad news.” David told Marty and Cole.
“What is it, Dr.?” Marty said worriedly.

“I’m still running tests, but I’m afraid Brianna may have leukemia.” David informed Marty and Cole. “I’ll know more when I get the test results back.”

“I’m here, David.” Cara said. “What seems to be the matter?”

“Oh, Cara, good.” David said. “This is Marty. I am running tests on her daughter, Brianna. I’m afraid she may have leukemia.”

“I will get on it.” Cara told David.

“Great.” David said, as Cara left to go check on the test results.

“Dr. Castillo is an expert in oncology. She will be on your daughter’s case from now on.” David told Marty.

“Thanks, Dr. Hayward.”

“Please, call me David.”

“Can I go see my daughter now?” Marty said, distraught.

“Yes, I will show you to her room.”

As David escorted Marty and Cole to Brianna’s room, he couldn’t help but be taken by the lovely Ms. Saybrooke. But as soon as David showed Marty to Brianna’s room, Zack was waiting for Marty, who had received word from Cole who told Zack when Marty didn’t pick her calls.

(Next: David comes between Marty and Zack, to Kendall’s glee.)

Chapter 7

“Marty, I waited for you at my casino.” Zack said, when David walked into Marty’s suite with Marty and Brianna. “I thought we had a date?”

“Oh, Zack, I’m sorry. I had to take Brianna to the hospital.” Marty apologized.

“That’s okay.” Zack said as he took Brianna from Marty’s arms and laid the tot in her crib. “I’ll take it from here, David.”

“Dr. Hayward, when the test results come in for Brianna?” a worried Marty asked him before he slipped away.

“I’ll get back to you when they come in.” David told Marty.

“Thank you, Dr. Hayward.”

“Please, call me David.” David told her.

As David left, he called Cara at the hospital to find out about the test results on Marty’s daughter, Brianna.

“I’m sorry, David, I’m still working on them.” Cara told him.

“Well, when you get them, let me be the first to know.” David demanded from Cara.

“Yes, David, you are the attending doctor. Of course you’ll be the first to know.” Cara told him.

“Thank you.” David said, as he plotted to come between Zack and Marty for Marty’s affections.

Back at Marty’s suite at Zack’s casino, Zack and Marty were alone together as Brianna finally soothed herself to sleep and Cole was in class at Pine Valley Unversity.

“This is a lovely lunch.” Marty told Zack.

“Thank you. I prepared it myself.” Zack said, hoping to impress Marty with his culinary abilities.

“You made this chicken salad?” Marty said, as she scooped more into her mouth. “I absolutely love it.”

Zack got out his phone and put some soft romantic music on as he asked Marty for a dance.

“May I have this dance?” Zack asked her, extending his hand out for her to accept.

“Yes you may.” Marty said, as she gladly accepted his hand as Zack whisked her out of her chair for an impromptu dance to “Lady in Red” by Chris DeBurgh.

Back at the hospital, David was just getting the results back from Cara about Brianna’s tests and gave Marty a call.

“I’m sorry, Zack, I have to get that.” Marty said as she stopped the dance to retrieve her phone lying on the table that showed it was from PVUH. “David?”

“Yes. Marty, I have the test results back for Brianna.” David told Marty.

“Is it good news?” Marty said worried.

“Meet me at the diner in Zack’s casino in 20 minutes.” David said hanging up and not giving Marty a chance to respond.

“Dr. Hayward….” Marty said before the line went dead.

“I’m sorry, I have to go.” Marty said to Zack as she grabbed her purse and headed out leaving Zack alone to watch Brianna.

(Coming: Marty finds out the results of Brianna’s tests at a price.)

Love & Danger: Days of Our Lives Romances

Synopsis

As the summer winds down, romances are still sizzling, but will they last?

After Nicole leaves Salem with Holly, Brady finds a new love, but someone from his past threatens his romance.

Andre finds love with someone unexpected, but his marriage to Kate puts a damper on the romance.

Chad and Abigail find happiness as they reunite their family, but danger looms for the reunited duo.

Gabi looks for love in all the wrong places as she denies her true desire; JJ moves on after Lani breaks his heart for Eli. Will Gabi and JJ admit their feelings for each other?

Claire moves to Hollywood when she lands a gig in show business. But is surprised when she discovers who her real boss is and is shaken by what he really wants. It’s Theo to the rescue when he gets wind of Claire’s trouble.

Steve tries to comfort Kayla after Joey confesses his role in Ava’s death and is sent to Statesville. But the inmates don’t take kindly to Joey when they find out why he’s there? Who is Joey’s shocking rescuer?

Cast

Brady Black – Eric Martsolf
Theresa Donovan – Jen Lilley
Andre DiMera – Thaao Penghlis
Kate Roberts-DiMera – Lauren Koslow
Anne Millbauer – Meredith Lynn Scott
Chad DiMera – Billy Flynn
Abigail Devereaux-DiMera – Marci Miller
Gabi Hernandez – Camilla Banus
JJ Devereaux – Casey Moss
Lani Price – Sal Stowers
Eli Grant – Lamon Archey
Claire Brady – Olivia Rose Keegan
Deimos Kiriakis – Vincent Irrizarry
Theo Carver – Kyle Pettis
Steve Johnson – Stephen Nichols
Dr. Kayla Brady-Johnson – Mary Beth Evans
Joey Johnson – James Lastovic
Tripp Dalton – Lucas Adams

Chapter 1- A New Love For Brady

“Nicole, I’m going to miss you and Holly.” Brady said tearfully as Nicole bid farewell to Salem.
“I’m going to miss you too!” Nicole said, also tearfully. “I’ve has so many memories—good and bad. But it’s time for me and Holly to write our own story.”
“I’m going to miss you too!” Tate chimed in.
“Well, I’m going to miss you too, Tate.” Nicole said as she bent down to give Tate a kiss good bye.
Brady and Tate watched as Nicole and Holly boarded the plane for her flight to Paris as Brady wondered what his life would be like now that Nicole was gone. Tate didn’t have a mother—Theresa left Salem for some other guy…and now, Nicole was gone too.

“C’mon champ!” Brady said to Tate. “How about a father-son ice cream sundae.”
“Yay!” Tate exclaimed.
Brady led the way to the ice cream parlor in Horton Square. Brady escorted Tate to his seat and went up to the counter to order an ice cream sundae for him and Tate.
“May I help you?” a young girl asked him.
“Yes…” Brady started to order, but he didn’t get to order as a clumsy lady next to him knocked her ice cream cone into Brady’s jacket.
“What the….” Brady exclaimed, sensoring himself, as he didn’t want the lady and the young girl to hear him cursing.
“I’m so sorry!” the woman , disguised so Brady wouldn’t recognize her until she was ready to reveal herself, apologized.
“Yeah. It’s okay.” Brady said irritated, but trying his best not to show it. “Just try to be more careful.”

The woman walked away from Brady with a smile on her face.
“Yes, boss, I did it!” the woman said into her phone before hanging up.

Brady Black would soon get the surprise of his life.

Brady tried to ignore what just happened and took the ice cream sundaes over to Tate. At least Tate like ice cream sundaes—his favorite. It reminded him of when Theresa used to take Tate to the ice cream parlor.
“Here you go.” Brady set the ice cream sundae in front of Tate as Tate dug into his sundae happily.

The woman, on the other hand, watched Brady with Tate from across the ice cream parlor, anticipating her next move.

Starrleena’s Weekly Soap Opera Spoilers for August 21 – 25, 2017

Weekly Soap Opera Spoilers for August 21 – 25, 2017

The Young and the Restless

Monday: Episode pre-empted due to Solar Eclipse coverage.

Tuesday: Victoria confronts Hilary about airing her dirty laundry; Neil and Devon clash over business; Changes at the Newman Ranch trouble Nikki.

Wednesday: Victor solidifies an alliance; Chases a lead on Crystal; Chelsea sets the record straight with Nick.

Thursday: Devon is distracted by Hilary; Tessa’s plan backfires; Cane interrupts a warm moment between Lily and Jordan.

Friday: Abby presses Victor for information on Ashley’s past; Faith’s behavior surprises Nick; A lucrative opportunity falls into Billy’s lap.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Monday: Brooke questions Eric’s decision to help Sheila; Katie and Wyatt’s relationship advances to the next level.

Tuesday: Brooke grills James about his medical decision regarding Sheila; Katie and Wyatt take their relationship to another level while attempting to keep their secret safe from Bill.

Wednesday: Sally Spectra’s first solo preview is launched, and an electrical fire provided added excitement; Bill fumes as he realizes that Liam and Jarrett may not be on his side regarding the Spectra show.

Thursday: Brooke and Ivy try to get answers from Steffy about Thomas being in New York; Bill tells Liam what he wants to hear, and then he orders Justin to take of business and come up with a plan B.

Friday: Sally has a revealing conversation with Thomas before the start of her official fashion show; Bill unleashes his devious plan to build his skyscraper at the expense of Spectra Fashions.

General Hospital

Monday:

Tuesday: Sam makes a decision; Alexis and Carly find a common ground; Franco asks Ava for a favor.

Wednesday: Carly gets shocking news; Liz is intrigued by Franco’s painting; Ned puts pressure on Alexis.

Thursday: Anna seeks Finn’s help; Scott clashes with Julian; Nina is moved by Charlotte’s story.

Friday: Griffin jumps to Ava’s defense; Ned makes a deal with Michael; the judge reaches a verdict in Julian’s trial.

Days of Our Lives

Monday: Nicole has a stunning realization; Chad proposes to Abigail; Sonny takes a huge step with Paul; John demands to know why “Marlena” kissed Roman.

Tuesday: Joey says good-bye to his loved ones; Bonnie grows nervous when Steve pays “Adrienne” a visit; Theo is jealous when he sees Tripp and Claire share a hug; a twist is revealed in Abe’s case.

Wednesday: Eric struggles with his feelings for Nicole; Chad and Sonny realize they have the same idea; Jennifer and Abigail are concerned when Lucas shows up drunk; Andre confronts Kate with knowledge of her kissing another man.

Thursday: Brady shares a huge secret with Victor; Nicole is tempted to confide in Eric; Lucas and Bonnie make love; Marlena frets over John’s fate.

Friday: Marlena and John realize Hattie is working with someone; an unexpected death shakes things up; Gabi is hit hard when she learns Chad and Abigail are getting married; Chad and Abigail, and Paul and Sonny realize they may be in direct conflict.

Franco Baldwin, P.I: A General Hospital Fanfiction

Introduction
While investigating the murder of Tom Baker, Franco decides to become a P.I. His new venture is a smashing success as he begins to take on cases. But Julian Jerome decides to take matters into his own hands and ruin Franco’s business. Will Julian succeed in ruining Franco’s business, or will Franco be the hero of Port Charles as a P.I.?
Cast
Franco Baldwin – Roger Howarth
Julian Jerome – William DeVry
Elizabeth Webber – Rebecca Herbst
Alexis Davis-Jerome – Nancy Lee Grahn
Jason Morgan – Billy Miller
Sam McCall-Morgan – Kelly Monaco
Sonny Corinthos – Maurice Benard
Carly Corinthos – Laura Wright
Michael Corinthos – Chad Duell
Nelle Hayes – Chloe Lanier
Scott Baldwin – Kin Shriner
Nathan West – Ryan Paevey
Maxie Jones – Kirsten Storms
Claudette – Bree Williamson
Valentine Cassadine – James Patrick Stuart
Nina Reeves Cassadine – Michelle Stafford

Chapter 1
Franco enjoyed investigating Tom Baker’s murder that he decided to become a P.I. So after he got his license to investigate crimes, he hung up a shingle outside his studio, Franco Baldwin, P.I.
As soon as he open his doors, a young lady came into his studio, out of breath.
“Are you Franco Baldwin?” the lady asks.
“Yes I am.” Franco replies.
“I need your help!” the lady says, afraid.
“What can I help you with?”
“My boyfriend is trying to kill me!”
“Have a seat!” Franco says to the scared lady, as she takes a seat across from him. “Now why do you think your boyfriend is trying to kill you?”
“I witnessed him kill someone!”
“And just who would that be?”
“I saw him kill Julian Jerome!”
“What?” Franco says in disbelief. “Julian is dead!”
“Yes. I saw it with my own eyes!”
“And you’re boyfriend is the one who did it?”
“Yes. And now he wants me dead!”
“Do you have a safe place to go?” Franco asks the lady.
“I’ve been staying at my sister’s.”
“Okay, can you still stay there?”
“Yes. So far my boyfriend hasn’t found me. I took a risk coming here.”
“Well, let me escort you back there and I’ll get on the case.”
After Franco escorted the young lady to her sister’s, he didn’t realize he was being followed. By none other, than Julian Jerome, who had faked his death so he could ruin Franco’s P.I. business. The lady was a front so Julian could make sure Franco’s business was ruined. He couldn’t have Franco messing around in his affairs and spying on him.
Chapter 2
As soon as Franco left the young lady’s home, she quickly left her home and went to Derek Wells Gallery via the text she received.
“So, did Franco fall for your story?” Julian asked the girl, who took off her disguise to reveal herself as Blair Cramer.
“Yes, I think he bought my story.” Blair said to Julian.
“Good, Ms. Cramer, because I have more for you.”
“And what would that be?” Blair asked worried.
“I want you to kill Franco!” Julian ordered.
“Kill Franco!” Blair said, confused as to what Julian wanted. “I thought that murder wasn’t in the plan?”
“Well, Franco is a loose cannon and I can’t have Franco messing around my business.” Julian explained.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Jerome, but I can’t fulfill the assignment.” Blair flat out told Julian.
“Well, Ms. Cramer, I say you will, or I will reveal your secret if you don’t! Do I make myself clear!” Julian demanded.
“Yes, Mr. Jerome.” Blair agreed. “This Franco will be terminated!”
“You may leave now!” Julian told Blair, who left Derek Wells Gallery to fulfill Julian’s request and kill Franco.
After Blair left, Julian was leary of Blair’s capability to fulfill the mission. Something about this Blair Cramer was somewhat odd. But he couldn’t figure it out.

Back at Franco’s studio, Franco walked into his studio to find Liz dressed in nothing but a towel.
“I’m sorry ma’am, but I think you’re a little underdressed.” Franco said.
“I’m sorry sir, but I really needed your help?” Liz said seductively, Franco pulled her into a kiss.
“Well, I’ll say that was just awesome.” Liz said when the duo finally came up for air.
“Thank you ma’am,” Franco said, “but I’m afraid that I’m just not that kinda guy.”
“Oh snap!” Liz said. “I was hoping for your help!”
“Well, how about you meet me at The MetroCourt at 5 pm for drinks and maybe a night out?”
“I think I will take you up on that.” Liz said. “It’s a date!”
Liz gave Franco a kiss before heading out of Franco’s studio, where she bumped into Blair, but not knowing what she had planned via Juilian’s orders.
As Liz went back to General Hospital, Blair headed inside Franco’s studio to kill Franco.
“Put ‘em up!” Blair said to Franco, who was surprised to see her.
“I’m sorry, but who are you?” Franco asked as he put his hands up in the air.
“I’m about to kill you and you ask who I am?” Blair asked.
“Yes, because I don’t think you’ll go through with it and pull that trigger.”
Blair stood holding the gun, her hand shaking to the point, that she couldn’t get her finger on the trigger to pull it. Franco reached out and grabbed the gun from Blair’s hand.
“My boss is going to kill me!” Blair said sobbing.
“Your boss ordered you to kill me?” Franco asked her.
“Yes, he doesn’t like your new P.I. business and wanted you out of commission.” Blair revealed.
“Just a guess but does your boss have the initials, JJ?”
“Yes, how did you know?” Blair asked him.
“Just a hunch.”
“I don’t know why I agreed to Mr. Jerome’s mission.” Blair revealed. “I knew the first time I saw you, I wouldn’t be able to do what he wanted.”
“The first time we. . .” Franco began to say, then it hit him what she was saying. This woman was the young girl he had found and tried to help. So it was all a set up and she was working for Julian Jerome. But why? What did Julian have on her?
“Ma’am, can I have your name?” Franco said, already in detective mode.
“It’s Blair. Blair Cramer.” Blair said.
Then it hit him. “You’re not the Blair Cramer from Llanview?”
“Yes, I am. Why?”
“Because I knew you’re boyfriend.”
“I’m sorry. My boyfriend?” Blair asked confused.
“Yes, your boyfriend. Father of your two children—Todd Manning.”
“How do you know Todd Manning?” Blair asked confused.
Chapter 3
Franco thought back to his days in the marines and to the day he met Todd Manning. He couldn’t believe the resemblance they both had. It was like they were brothers. They looked so much alike. He wondered what had happened to Todd Manning, besides marrying and having kids.
Franco remembered the day he and Todd Manning met. They pulled pranks on the drill sergeant switching places with each other to fool the drill sergeant and their comrades. It was great fun back in those days.
Franco’s reverie was interrupted by a knock on his door. When he went to answer it, he did a double take and was surprised to see Todd Manning at his front door.
“Todd?” Franco asked surprised to find him standing there.
“Franco, I need your help.” Todd pleaded.
“I’m sorry, you need my help?” Franco asked.
“Yes.”
“With what?”
“My girlfriend.” Todd told him.
“Your girlfriend?”
“Yes. She’s having an affair and I want to know with who.”
“Blair’s cheating on you?”
“Yes. She skips out on me at odd hours and she flakes on sex with me.”
“That’s your proof?”
“What else could it be?” Todd asked.
“Well, maybe she has a job?” Franco encouraged Todd to think something other, knowing what Blair tried to kill him because of Julian Jerome.
“A job?” Todd asked confused. “Why would Blair need a job? I give her everything she needs?”
“Maybe she needs more in her life than love to validate her.” Franco offered suggestions.
“My wife needs more than me?”
“Or maybe she was forced to do something she didn’t want to do?” Franco hinted.
“What would she be forced to do?”
“Kill someone.”
“Who would she kill?”
“Me.” Franco confessed.
Todd spit out the water Franco just gave him, “I’m sorry, are you saying my wife was here trying to kill you?”
“Yes.”
“Why would she kill you?”
“Because she was forced to. . .by a guy named Julian Jerome.” Franco told him.
“My guess is Julian had something on Blair.” Franco told Todd.
“What would this Julian Jerome have on Blair?”
“I don’t know but I was about to find out when you happened by.” Franco said.
“Well, find out and let me now.” Todd said. “And it was good to see you.”
“Yeah. You too.” Franco and Todd shook hands.
Well, it looked like he got his first case. Franco just didn’t think it would involve someone from his past.
Chapter 4
Franco wanted to get to work on his case for Todd Manning, but Elizabeth came to him with a more pressing matter: why Liesl Obrecht was so intrigued about her sister’s arrest.
“Franco, I know you have other cases to work on, but I really need you to find my sister, but more importantly, I need you to find out why Liesl Obrecht wanted my sister behind bars?” Liz said heartbrokenly.
“Yeah, I was just thinking about that one when I saw her at the hospital yesterday.” Franco told her.
“So you’ll find out?”
“Anything for you you.” Franco said giving her a kiss.
“Thank you.” Liz said gratefully, with a kiss. “Somehow, I knew I could count on you.”
“Well, as much as I love your kisses, I’d better get to work getting the information you want.”
Franco left Liz at the hospital and went into undercover mode to follow Liesl Obrecht. He needed to know what she was up to.
He was shocked to find that he had followed Liesl to Finn’s hotel suite at The MetroCourt.
“What was she doing at Finn’s suite?” Franco said to himself as he watched her sneak into Finn’s suite.
But Franco got the shock of his life when he accidentally overheard a conversation between Nathan and Amy talking about his role in “Ask Man Landers.”
“Nathan is ‘Man Landers’?” Franco whispered to himself. “Shocking!”
That news would have to wait for now! Obrecht was more pressing than Nathan being ‘Man Landers.’ He had to keep an eye on Liesl and find out what she was up to. He waited for Liesl to leave Finn’s suite, then got his credit card and sneaked inside to see what Liesl was doing in Finn’s suite.
He was shocked to find a note lying on Finn’s table that read:
Finn,
How does it feel. . .to lose what you love most!”
Liesl Obrecht
So, Hayden wasn’t her target! Finn was. Liesl wanted to hurt Finn by getting to Hayden!
Franco pulled his cell from his pocket and pushed Liz’s button, “Liz, I found what Obrecht was up to and you’re not going to like it.”

Love & Games: General Hospital Romances

Synopsis

Relationships are back on track after a sizzling summer, but who will last and who will break up?

Sonny and Carly are back together after everything that has happened the last year, but more surprises come in the form of teen drama as Josslyn begins dating Oscar.

Jason and Sam take a much needed vacation with the kids, but find danger while on vacation.

Julian and Alexis are back together, despite angst from family. Will they survive or end it?

Kristina finds love with Parker until her ex-wife arrives in Port Charles.

Nathan and Maxie’s marriage is tested when she gets wind that he is “Ask Man Landers”. Will their marriage last or will he find comfort in Amy?

Dante and Lulu rejoice in their love and their family as Lulu wins custody of Charlotte, Valentin pulls out all the cards to bring Charlotte home to him.

Griffin comforts Ava in her grief. Will it turn to love, or is Ava using him to further her agenda?

Molly and TJ get a unwelcome shock when she discovers she is pregnant.

After a long separation, Liz and Franco are sizzling as they renew their love and find adventure along the way.

Cast

Sonny Corinthos – Maurice Benard
Carly Corinthos – Laura Wright
Josslyn Jacks – Eden McCoy
Oscar Nero – Garren Stitt
Jason Morgan – Billy Miller
Sam Morgan – Kelly Monaco
Danny Morgan – T. K. Weaver
Scout Morgan – Lori and Sevan Adonian
Julian Jerome – William Devry
Alexis Davis – Nancy Lee Grahn
Nathan West – Ryan Paevey
Maxie Jones-West – Kirsten Storms
Amy Driscoll – Risa Dorken
Dante Falconeri – Dominic Zaprogna
Lulu Spencer-Falconeri – Emme Rylan
Rocco Falconeri – O’Neill Monahan
Charlotte Cassadine – Scarlett Fernandez
Valentin Cassadine – James Patrick Stuart
Nina Reeves-Clay-Lansing-CAssadine – Michelle Stafford
Griffin Munro – Matt Cohen
Ava Jerome – Maura West
Molly Davis-Lansing – Haley Pullos
TJ Ashford – Tequan Richmond
Franco Baldwin – Roger Howarth
Elizabeth “Liz” Webber – Rebecca Herbst
Cameron “Cam” Webber – Michael Leone
Jake Morgan – Hudson West
Ayden Spencer – Jason David