Summer Storm, Part III
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: August 14, 2016
song: "Girl on Fire" Alicia Keys
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Scene One - The Victors Mansion; Vinny & Daisy's Home
A bolt of lightning flashes across the sky as Frederick turns around and sees Jemma standing in the doorway of the study. He had moved into the study to take a telephone call and now he can't believe that he is seeing the woman from his past standing in front of him. The rain outside continues to come down hard and furious as the summer storm rages on.
"Surprised to see me?" Jemma asks him as she moves closer to him. She can't believe that after all these years they are standing face to face again. She thought that this part of her life was dead and buried in the past.
"Jemma?" he gasps. "It can't be "
"Believe me, I thought the exact same thing when I first saw you," Jemma whispers to him. "And now, I think it's time we got somethin' straight."
"Who all knows that you're here?" Frederick asks concerned about what the others know.
"Don't you go gettin' all worried," she snaps at him. "I ain't told Miss Daisy nothin'. I'm not a complete fool."
"I never thought that you were," Frederick replies to her, still stunned to see her. "I'm just I never thought that this day would come."
"I've been tryin' to tell Daisy to stay away from you but you always seem to show up," Jemma tells him. "I think she suspects somethin' is goin' on but I can't be sure."
"Well, she can never learn the truth," Frederick scolds her.
"Don't you dare take that tone with me," she wags her finger at him. "I know damn well what is at stake here, Frederick."
Outside the study, Meggan looks down the hallway wondering where her father disappeared too. Earlier, they had been discussing where they thought Lukas could be as he is still not at the dinner party, then Frederick excused himself to take his phone call. It's not like Frederick to be so long though, Meggan realizes. She freezes when she hears voices coming from inside the study.
"That sounds like Dad," she whispers to herself as she listens closely to the rest of Frederick and Jemma's conversation.
"Daisy, can I talk to you for a moment?" Trenyce asks her as she pulls her Aunt aside away from the crowd at the dinner party.
Daisy looks at her niece and arches her eyebrow, wondering what Trenyce could want that is so important to take her away from hosting duties of the dinner party.
"What is it?" Daisy asks her.
"I don't think I can stay for dinner," Trenyce reveals to her as they both can hear a loud boom of thunder coming from the sky.
"What? Why not?"
"I am supposed to go to the Calimo cabin with Kim and Donovan," Trenyce reveals to Daisy. "We are having an intervention with Andy, he is still drinking."
Daisy shakes her head in concern. "I don't know that driving in this storm is a good idea, Trenyce," Daisy tells her as they can see lightning flash across the sky.
"I know," Trenyce replies to her. "But this is important. I have to be there for Andy, he's my best friend Daisy."
"I know," Daisy says as she pulls Trenyce into a hug. "Just promise me you'll be careful."
"You know that I will," Trenyce smiles back to her.
A pale looking Meggan comes back into the living room, fresh from hearing everything that Frederick and Jemma were saying to each other. She quickly moves over and grabs a glass of sparkling water. She turns around and sees Frederick come back into the living room but she turns away from him, not able to look him in the face.
"Well, everyone," Daisy announces. "I believe dinner is ready."
"Hey, are you okay? You look pale," Jeff says to Meggan as he comes up behind her.
Meggan nods her head quickly. "I'm fine, I must just be hungry."
She turns around and starts to walk into the dining room but her eyes move over to Frederick and Jemma, as she is still shocked by what she overheard.
Scene Two - The Claus House; Jeff & Felicia's Home
"I can't believe you drove over here in this storm," Felicia tells Tyler as he moves into the living room of the house that Felicia shares with Jeff. "And bringing baby Blake out in this weather, you're a brave man."
Tyler looks back at his mother and thinks back to a few hours earlier in the evening when Kim dropped Blake off at his house and they shared a kiss. He was so excited with what happened with Kim that he wanted to talk to Felicia about it; for so long, all Tyler has wanted was to have a family with Kim and Blake and now, it seems like it may actually happen.
"I know," Tyler replies to her. "But I wanted to see you. I didn't think you'd want to be alone in this storm."
A bolt of lightning streaks across the sky as Felicia looks at the window before she turns back to her son. "That's very thoughtful of you," she smiles. "I only wish my grandson was awake so I could see him too."
"He may still wake up," Tyler tells her as they sit on the sofa next to one another. "But, he always falls asleep in car rides."
"You were the same way at his age," Felicia tells him. "So, I'm guessing that there must be something on your mind that you drove here tonight. What's going on with you, my son?"
Tyler can't help but get a grin on his face. "I don't want to jinx it," he says back to her. "But, things are just falling into place. I'm beginning to think that maybe Kim and I will have a chance to be a family after all."
"Oh, my darling!" Felicia squeals in delight. "That makes me happier than I have been in a very long time. I know that you have wanted this, so I'm thrilled that it may be happening."
"Thanks Mom," Tyler replies to her as they hug quickly. "You know, have you thought about your life and what you want to do next?"
Felicia arches her eyebrow. "What do you mean?"
"I mean, you're living here in this house with Jeff," Tyler explains to her. "Don't get me wrong, Jeff is a great guy, but it would be nice if you have your own place. With Leah gone and Paige living at the Calimo mansion, you should think about getting your own place."
Felicia nods her head back to him. "That's an interesting suggestion," she says back to him. "It hadn't crossed my mind but maybe it is time I get my own place."
Scene Three - The Calimo Cabin
Andy pours himself another glass of whiskey as thunder booms outside the cabin. He pauses for a moment as he can hear the rain falling heavily on the roof above him. He chuckles a little before he takes a sip of the whiskey. He makes a funny face as he's close to reaching his drinking limit but he doesn't want to stop. What else is he going to do to kill time in the storm, he thinks to himself.
"Andy, please," Savannah says as she turns around from looking into the fire and sees him having another drink. "I'm begging you, please stop drinking. Reese wouldn't want this for you."
Andy turns and glares at Savannah. "How dare you tell me what my husband would and wouldn't want for me! Do you think I want him to be dead?"
"Of course not, that's not what I meant," Savannah pleads him with as she moves closer to Andy and tries to take the glass from his hand.
"Don't touch me!" Andy yells as he flings her off of him. Savannah falls to the ground. "Oh, no," he slurs his words as he moves down next to her. "I'm sorry, I never meant too."
A tear falls down Savannah's cheek. "That's just the problem, Andy, you never mean to do anything but when you're drinking you're causing all of these problems."
Andy throws his glass against the wall. It shatters and the whiskey slowly drips down the wall. Another loud boom of thunder echoes in the cabin as Savannah slowly gets up off the floor.
"Are you happy now?" Andy asks her, yelling at her. "I'm not fucking drinking anymore! Is that what you wanted?"
Savannah shakes her head. "I can't deal with this Andy," Savannah tells him. "I'm going to go for a hot bath upstairs and we will talk about this when I get out."
"Fine," Andy sneers at her as she moves to the stairs to move to the second level of the cabin. As soon as Savannah is out of his sight, he walks over to the bar and pours himself another whiskey as lightning flashes across the sky.
Scene Four - The Black House; Adam, Helen & Dawn's Home
"Thank you so much for watching Jacob for me while I had my doctor's appointment," Natasha says as she steps into the black house and she shakes off her umbrella outside. She recalls how she had a check-up with Victoria earlier at the hospital; her sister encouraged Natasha to come clean to Shane about her miscarriage. Natasha, of course, knows that she can never do that because then he would know that she had an affair with Adam.
Adam and Helen look at their friend and smile back to her. "It was our pleasure. I had almost forgotten what it was like having a small baby in the house," Helen tells her as they move into the living room.
"I'll go put the kettle on for some tea," Adam tells the women as he moves out of the living room.
"I hope he wasn't too much of a fuss," Natasha tells Helen as she looks at her son, who is fast asleep in his stroller.
"Not at all," Helen replies to her. "Like I said, it was nice having a baby in the house again. If you ever need a babysitter, I'd be happy to do it again."
"What on earth is going on in here?" Barbara asks as she moves into the living room, her eyes immediately glaring at Natasha. She had been reading upstairs when she heard voices and thought that Dawn was home.
"I just came to pick up my son," Natasha smiles back to Barbara, even though she can feel Barbara's evil stare towards her. "Helen was nice enough to babysit him while I had a check-up."
"Nice enough is certainly correctly," Barbara snarls at Natasha, as she thinks back to the conversation she overheard Adam and Natasha have a few weeks earlier in the very room that they are standing in.
"Is something the matter?" Natasha asks her point blank as Adam comes back into the living room.
"I hope peppermint is okay," he announces as he can sense the tension between the women in the room. "What's going on?"
"I don't know," Helen replies to him as she moves Barbara closer to the sofa. "Mom, why don't you sit down and have some tea."
"No," Barbara lashes out at Helen, fed up with all the lies. "I can't do this anymore! I can't let you go through this life thinking that your husband and friend are good people."
"What are you talking about?" Helen asks her, as lightning flashes across the sky as the storm rages on outside the house.
"Adam and this woman they slept together! They had an affair!" Barbara blurts out, as Helen's face goes pale and Adam and Natasha look at each other.
Scene Five - Twin Peaks General Hospital; Shane's Office
Shane opens the door to his office having finished his rounds. He can hear another loud boom of thunder outside his office. "This storm is certainly lasting awhile," he whispers to himself as he moves closer to his desk and he immediately sees Natasha's file on his desk.
He recalls how Paige must have accidently brought him Victoria's file for his wife by accident. He was planning on returning it to Victoria now that he is done his rounds.
He picks up the file and smiles when he reads his wife's name. He knows that things have been tense between them lately as Natasha seemingly shut him and Jacob out but the last couple of weeks, she has seemingly returned to her normal self. As he looks at the file, he suddenly thinks about when Barbara visited him a few weeks earlier and she told him to keep digging until he found out the truth about what happened to Natasha.
Lightning streaks across the sky as Shane holds the file in his hand. He looks up and sighs. "I could just take a quick peak and see what happened," he whispers to himself.
He knows that he shouldn't look at the file but he finds himself sitting down in his chair and opening the file. Another loud crackle of thunder can be heard as Shane reads Natasha's file. Soon, his face is going pale as he can't believe what he is reading.
"Natasha was pregnant? She lost a baby?" he asks himself as the confusion in his mind grows.
Scene Six - The Sugarbowl
"Kim, hey," Trenyce says as she approaches the table where Kim is sitting. "Sorry I am late. I had this dinner party at Daisy's."
Kim looks up from her phone and smiles to Trenyce. "Don't worry about it," she tells her. "Donovan isn't here yet either."
Trenyce arches her eyebrow as she sits across from Kim. "That's not like Donovan to be this late. I hope he's okay. This storm is not making it ideal driving conditions."
"I know," Kim nods back to her. "I'm hoping it lets up a little before Donovan gets here."
"Have you heard from Savannah at all?" Trenyce asks her, wondering how things are going at the cabin with Savannah and Andy.
Kim shakes her head no. "I don't think there's any reception up there. It's not like there's great reception up there the best of times, with the storm I can't get a text through to her."
"Let's just hope Donovan gets here sooner rather than later," Trenyce replies as another loud thunder boom is heard in the sky.
Scene Seven - The Calimo Cabin
In the washroom, Savannah lights some candles as the bathtub fills up with some water. She wants nothing more than to crawl into the hot water and try to forget her encounter with Andy downstairs.
"I just need to try to escape for a while," she tells herself as she starts to undress. She is about to crawl into the bathtub when she sees a radio on a top shelf near the bathtub. She reaches up to turn it on and pushes it closer to the edge, which she doesn't realize has happened. She finds a classical musical station and then sighs and steps into the bathtub.
"Ah, this is nice," she sighs to herself as the classic musical plays.
"Is she trying to drown me out?" Andy slurs his words as he can hear the classical music playing upstairs. He turns his face as the room lights up from a streak of lightning outside.
"What a light show," he giggles as he finishes his glass of whiskey and moves to pour another. "I can't believe it. I don't have a drinking problem, do I Reese? No, I'm just trying to have a good time."
He finishes pouring his whiskey and lifts his glass. "To having a good time," he says before he brings the glass to his mouth and takes another mouthful.
Savannah slowly slinks deeper into the bathtub as she tries to relax. Her mind thinks about going home in the morning and seeing Andrew again. A smile creeps across her face at the thought of Andrew and not being around Andy anymore.
Suddenly, there is a loud crackle of lightning. The bolt hits close to the cabin, causing the entire building to shake. As the vibrations go throughout the house, the radio on the top shelf slowly moves closer to the edge. Suddenly, the radio falls off the shelf! Savannah looks up and is about to scream when the radio lands in the bathtub, causing it to electrocute Savannah! Her body lays lifelessly in the bathtub as smoke fills the room.
Downstairs, Andy looks around the room when the lights flicker a little and he feels the vibrations in the house. He then hears another loud crackle of thunder outside. He starts to laugh as he takes another drink of his whiskey.
"What a wicked storm!" he laughs before he takes another drink.
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