Episode 14 // Written by: Dallas Walsh
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Cory steps out of the shower, and dries his hair. He then wraps the towel around his waist and leaves the washroom. He enters his bedroom. He looks at the bed. How he missed Natasha. He sits on the bed and picks up the phone and calls the hospital.
How is my wife...Still sleeping? All right. Thanks he hangs up the phone. He walks over and looks at the mail. He spots a note from Meggan. He opens and it and reads about the memorial service.
I should go. Natasha will be sleeping for awhile.
Victoria arrives in Meggans room.
How did you get in here?" Meggan asks.
"I have my ways. I need to talk to you. And you are going to listen." Victoria replies.
Victoria, get out. The service will be starting soon. Meggan says, as she starts to walk out. Victoria grabs Meggan.
I said, you are going to listen to me.
Let me go. Meggan says, pulling her arm away from Victorias grasp. I want you to go. Leave the house. You have no right being here.
Meggan, dont be so dramatic. I just want to talk to you. Can we do that?
Make it fast Victoria.
I want to be at the reading of the will.
I want to be at the reading of Vinnys will Victoria says, again.
I dont think so. Vinny didnt leave anything to you.
Are you sure? I guess you have no idea how close your husband and I really were Victoria says, leaving the room.
What the hell does that mean? Meggan asks herself.
A groggy, and zoned out Natasha puts on her clothes. She opens the door and leaves her room.
I need to...find...Cory she says to herself. She slips past the front desk, and gets on the elevator.
Robin steps off the plane. She looks around, and breathes in. Home. she smiles to herself.
Natasha arrives outside. The cool air hits her. She puts her hand on the side of the hospital, to keep herself from fainting. The effects of the painkillers are still causing her to be a little zoned out. She regroups, and feels all right. She finds her car, and gets in.
Robin arrives at home. It feels so good to be home, she says, dumping her suitcase on the floor. She walks over and picks up the mail. She sorts through it, and finds Meggans invite to the memorial service.
If I hurry, I can make it, she says.
Adam sits in the living room. No lights are no. Its dark. He has the drapes closed. He sits on the sofa, thinking about what he has done. He made love to Natasha.
I thought she knew it was me! What I have done? What has she done? he thinks.
Robin pulls up to the curb. As she is getting out of the car, Cory pulls up.
Robin! Cory says getting out of his car. I didnt know you were back.
I just got in. I hope were not late
Nah, I dont think so.
I heard about Natasha. Im sorry she says, as they start walking to the door.
Thanks. Shane says shell be fine in a few days
Thats a relief.
Yeah. I was worried.
I bet. she says, ringing the doorbell. Want to sit with me?
Meggan opens the door.
Cory, Robin! I didnt think you guys would make it back in town in time.
They enter the house.
Thanks for inviting us Meggan Robin says. Im sorry about Vinny. If theres anything I can do...
Robin enters the main room. Cory hugs Meggan. Youll get through this...and be stronger for it
Meggan gets a tear in her eye. Thanks Cory.
Cory enters the main room.
Robbie and Leah are standing alone near the snack table.
Baby, Ive been thinking
About what Robbie?
What we talked about while you were in the hospital
Robbie, I dont want to think about that time
Not that! About us having a baby!
Robin arrives, and overhears the conversation.
Oh Robbie! That would be wonderful Leah says, embracing her husband.
Sorry to interrupt Robin says.
Robin! Youre home. Leah says, hugging her sister.
Just got in, actually.
Leah exits from the embrace. The tension mounts.
Well, Ill take my seat Robin says.
Leah and Robbie watch as Robin sits next to Cory.
I hope shes not moving in on my sisters husband Robbie says.
Oh Robbie, shes changed
Rebecca continues to sit in her living room waiting for the doorbell to ring. She sips on brandy as she waits. Inside her head, thoughts are racing. Soon Vinny. We will be together again. This time forever.
The doorbell interrupts her thoughts. Finally! she says, quickly getting up and running to the front door.
Rebecca opens the door and sees a deliveryman. You drove around back right? she asks.
Yes Miss DeWitt
Good. No one can see there is movement in this house. Did you bring it?
Yes Miss DeWitt
Ill unlock the back door. Bring it into the living room.
The deliveryman does as he is told. Rebecca shuts the front door, locking it once again. She walks to the back door and opens it. The deliveryman wheels a coffin into the living room. Once the coffin is in the living room, Rebecca gives him 3 $100 dollar bills.
For your silence
Thank you Miss DeWitt the deliveryman says, leaving.
Be careful leaving. Make sure no one sees you Rebecca calls out.
Rebecca walks over to the coffin. We are together again Vinny! she smiles, as she hugs the coffin.
Natasha drives, in her search for Cory. Natasha hasnt actually stopped anywhere to see if Cory is there, as she is completely spaced out from the painkillers.
Ive...got...to...find Cory she stutters, as her foot presses on the gas pedal, increasing the speed of the car.
Meggan steps up to the podium. Everyone, please take their seats. The service is about to begin.
The guests that are still standing quickly take their seats. Victoria enters, much to Meggans horror and sits in the back. Victoria realizes that Meggan is watching her and smiles at her.
Rebecca walks around the living room, proud. She has want she wants, Vinnys coffin.
At last, we are reunited, Mr. Victors. Rebecca smiles. I guess I should place the phone call
Rebecca walks over to the sofa. She sits down and picks up the phone, and dials a number.
Hi. Its Rebecca. I need to talk to Brett. Yes I will hold...Brett! Its here. I have Vinnys coffin.... What do you mean Is the body there? Of course it is! Where else would the body be?...Fine! Talk again soon.
Rebecca gets up. All the hard work, and do I get anything. Not even Thank you Rebecca! The nerve! And Is the body there? Well, duh! Does he think a dead man will get up and walk away? Rebecca snaps at herself.
She walks over to the coffin. I guess looking wont hurt. she says, as she prepares to open the coffin. She nervously starts to life the casket. She gives it a final push, and its wide open. Rebecca gasps in horror! The bodys gone! The coffin is empty!
My God! Wheres Vinny? Rebecca worries aloud.
The guests one by one go up and embrace Meggan, and thank her for a lovely service. Meggan notices Victoria heading off upstairs.
Meggan shows the remaining guests to the door and takes off upstairs. She finds Victoria in the study.
You have a lot of nerve Victoria Franky.
You heard me! How dare you stay for the service, and then coming up here! This is my home. Get out! Get out now! Or Ill have you arrested Meggan snaps.
Oh hush, Meggan. Word on the grapevine is that you have been suspended from the force. You are suspect in the murder of your husband. Victoria smiles. And I will leave, as soon as you tell me that I can go to the reading of the will. I have to be there.
Over my dead body
That can be arranged, actually Victoria replies.
Are you threatening me?
No, Meggan. Im promising you. I will be at the reading of the will, whether you want me there or not. It would be easier to have your blessing though.
Fine! Do what you want Victoria, you will anyways.
Thank you. And yes, I do what I want. I always have...and I always will. Dont forget that Meg
Victoria walks out. With in a few seconds, Meggan hears the door shut, and a car starting.
Damn that woman. What is she up too? Meggan thinks.
Cory and Robin walk into to the lobby of the Towers together.
Thanks for sitting with me Robin smiles.
Hey, anytime. If you ever need a friend, call. Cory says back.
Actually, I could use a favor.
My front sink isnt working. Its had a leak for a while. I would call Robbie, but...
I heard. Dont worry about it.
Will you help?
Yeah, Ill see what I can do
They walk to the elevator and ride up to Robins floor. They enter Robins apartment. Cory turns on the kitchen light, and goes under the sink to see what the problem.
Ah, I see the problem. Cory says, getting up.
Can you fix it?
Yeah. Do you have a tool box?
Robin gets him the toolbox. He gets what he needs. He then begins to unbutton his shirt.
What are you doing?
Its a nice shirt. I dont want to ruin it, he says.
Robin tries not to watch, but she cant help notice Corys smooth chest, with pecks and abs. Cory crawls under the sink once again.
Robin watches as some sweat begins to develop on Corys muscular chest. Robin shuts her eyes, and imagines Cory kissing her! She opens her eyes.
Stop it Robin! Stop it! Didnt you learn your lesson with Robbie? she scolds herself.
Her thoughts are interrupted by Cory. He had put on his shirt, and was doing up the buttons.
All done he smiles.
Anytime he says, heading to the door.
He turns and faces Robin. See you soon, I guess he says, leaving.
Robin shuts the door. Wow. Natasha is one lucky woman she sighs. No! Robin! Stop! No more married men! No more!
Natasha continues to drive around, searching for her husband. She doesnt spot the construction signs saying Warning: Bridge Out. Do No Enter
Natasha drives on to the bridge. She sees the opening. She screams. She slams on the breaks. Its too late.
Natashas car goes off the side of the bridge. The car cracks the line layer of ice on the river, and soon sinks to the bottom.
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