Written by: Dallas Walsh
|Previously on One Day At A Time
-Cory lied to Robin about visiting Natasha. Cory kissed Natasha, but she pushed him away. Natasha wondered if Shane could have feelings for her, and Rebecca. Shane arrived at Natashas, and asked Shane to make love to her
-Robin realized she was out of anti-depressants, so she asked Shane for more. He gave her another prescription
-Kim wondered if she could fall for Jeff
-Victoria moved out of Adams apartment; Adam surprised himself, and Helen when he proposed to her!
Shane kicks open the bedroom door, carrying Natasha in his arms. The two engaged in a passionate kiss. He carries her to the bed, where she falls.
"Are you sure?" Shane asks again.
"Yes," Natasha says slowly on the bed.
Shane smiles as he pulls off his shirt, revealing his smooth chest. Natasha sits up on the bed, and kisses his chest. Shane pulls her back, and removes Natashas top. Shane looks at Natasha.
"You are so beautiful," he says, as he bends down and kisses her. He crawls on top of Natasha, as his lips move to her neck. His hands quickly find the back of her bra, and he unlocks it. They separate for a moment as Natasha removes the straps from her arms. Shane looks in wonder at the breasts of the woman he has longed for. Natasha blushes.
"I believe you are drooling," she whispers.
Shane wipes his mouth. Natasha grabs his hand and places it on her left, firm breast. Shane stands up quickly and removes his pants, leaving him in his boxers. "I want you so badly," he says, as he tugs on Natashas sweat pants. Natasha moves up body upward against the bed post as Shane slides her pants down her legs. As her pants hit the ground, she pulls Shane on top of her, passionately kissing him again. Shanes lips leave her lips, and begin to explore her body. Moving slowly from her lips to her chin, to her neck. He continues, as he hears Natashas breathing become a little heavier. His lips continue to move downward, to her chest. His lips find her right breast. Natasha lets out a sigh of relief as Shanes lips touch her breast. Her hand extending to the back of his head.
"Oh Shane," she whispers, as his tongue continues to work magic on her breast.
Shane using his free hand moves down and begins to remove Natashas panties. "I cant wait anymore," she says. "I need you."
Victoria removes her hand away from her face, telling herself in a strange accent once again that everything is going to be all right.
"It is going to be okay," she smiles in an ominous way. She then takes a couple deep breaths, continuing to speak in her strange accent, "I am in control now and we know what happens next. She then moves out closer to the edge the docks, overlooking the serene river.
Feeling a sense of tranquility come over her, she further adds, "There's a lesson for every mistake and it's not that we learn from it, oh no." She smiles with conviction in her voice.
"No... It's making those who help us make the mistake pay for it." She concludes, her eyes expressing her intense anger.
The blankets from the bed are on the floor. The sheets are tangled. Shane lays on the bed, barely covered in the sheets. The sweat on his chest and forehead glisten in the moonlight. Natashas head is rested on his chest. Both are trying to get their breathing under control.
Finally Shane speaks, "That was...nice," he says quietly, smiling.
Natasha rubs his chest with her finger. "Very nice," she smiles. She lifts her head and kisses him. "Thanks for coming over tonight."
"It was my pleasure," Shane says. "Any time. Really," he laughs.
Natasha kisses him again. "I may just take you up on that."
A young man walks onto the docks and notices Victoria leaning out toward the water. He notices her calm like state and believes she is about to jump. So he slowly walks up behind her so that his speedy approach does not startle her.
Victoria continues to talk to herself using a strange accent, "Oh Adam, I'm afraid there is a thin line between love and hate, and you have crossed the shallow end of it. Boy, are you going--" she stops speaking upon catching sight of a man's reflection in the water as he extends his hand out toward Victoria.
She quickly turns about face and kicks him in the kneecap. The man falls down as she tries to make a run for it, but she slips on a loose board on the docks. The man, at this point, makes his way up and starts walking over toward Victoria, who is only a couple feet away. Victoria tries to move, but her foot is embedded. The man notices this and makes his way over to release her foot, but she mistakes the action as that of a rapist. He finally reaches her and starts to pull at her leg when she screams and tries to kick him off with her other leg.
He tries to reassure her he won't hurt her, "Ma'am, I'm just going to--" he manages to let out before an erratic Victoria bashes him over the head with a medium-sized stone.
The man falls on top of Victoria as her foot props loose from the board on the docks. She then moves, tossing his body off her. She keeps grips of the stone as she kicks his body, but the man doesn't move. She then bends over to check his pulse, but she doesn't feel a thing.
"Oh no... damn it, you cannot be..." she mutters as she checks for his pulse again.
"Oh God, there is no pulse, which means... look what you made me do." She shouts at the unconscious man. "Damn it, there is no time for that. Ive got to do something, but what?" She asks herself, looking around as she then becomes drawn to the river.
"Well... no crime can be reported if there is no body to be found." She says, speaking in an ominously calm manner.
"Sorry, but it's either you or me." She says, crouching down on her knees and rolling the body off the docks.
Using an accent, "After all, he help me make this mistake, it's only right he should pay for it-- fate de complete." She concludes.
**The Next Day**
The hot water sprinkles down on to Kims body. The hot shower is just what she needed, she realizes. She shuts her eyes, and allows the water to sprinkle on her face. She flashes back to the previous evening.
She turns slightly and sees Jeff, with a towel wrapped around his waist showing off his abs and pecs. His hair and chest still slightly damp from the shower. ...he is very cute, no, sexy, she thinks to herself.
[End of Flash]
She suddenly opens her eyes. What am I thinking? I cant get involved with Jeff Claus, she says to herself.
She turns around and continues to wash her body. She is startled to hear the washroom door open. She turns around and tries to cover her body, as the shower door opens. A naked Jeff steps into the shower, looks at Kim.
"I thought we could shower together," he smiles. "Why waste water?"
Kim grabs Jeff and begins to kiss him passionately. Jeff lifts Kim and pushes her up against the tiled wall.
The shampoo bottle falls, causing Kim to open her eyes again. The shower is empty, and the water is getting a little cold. Damn it Kim! You have to stop thinking about Jeff! she scolds herself, as she shuts off the water.
A shirtless Jeff pours milk into the cereal. "Noah, come on buddy, breakfast time," he calls looking in the direction of Noahs room.
Noah comes out of the bedroom, dressed for school already. He sits at the table. "Thanks Daddy. This is my favorite!" Noah says excited.
Kim suddenly emerges from the washroom, wearing a tight red shit and a black skrit. Jeffs eyes wander to Kim. Nice shirt, he thinks to himself. Who am I kidding? I wasnt looking at her shirt, he smiles.
"Whats so funny Dad?" Noah asks, breaking Jeffs trance.
"You were smiling."
Kim approaches the table.
"I just saw that Ms. Reeves was out of the washroom," Jeff smiles, looking at Kim.
"Oh you and Noah can call me Kim," she smiles.
Kim sits next to Noah. "So, you are having a big day today, huh?"
"I guess so," Noah says eating his breakfast.
Kim gets up and walks over to Jeff. "Can we talk for a moment?" she asks.
"Yea sure," he says.
Kim tries not to look at Jeffs pecs or abs, so she holds out her arm indicating for Jeff to go first. He walks over to the bed. Kims eyes wander to Jeffs butt. Even in sweat pants, his butt looks good, she thinks to herself.
"So whats up?" he asks turning around.
"I just wanted to thank you again for letting me stay here, with you and Noah I mean."
"Its our pleasure to have you," Jeff smiles.
"But this hotel must be costing you a fortune."
"Its not that bad, really."
"I have an idea that will make everyone happy, I think."
"OK, lets hear it," Jeff says.
"Why dont you and Noah move in with me? I have an extra room in my apartment. And I would feel safe with you there with me...I just dont feel safe with Jackson still out there," Kim says, trying to hold in the tears.
Kim looks up at Jeff. Please dont say no, she thinks to herself.
"I think its a great idea," Jeff smiles.
"Really?" Kim responds, trying to hide her happiness.
"Yea," Jeff says.
Kim hugs Jeff. "Thank you."
"No problem," Jeff says, loving the feeling of Kim in his arms. They exit from the embrace. "Ill be over after our lunch with Leah. Will you be done work by then? We could pick you up."
"Sounds great," Kim smiles.
Helen remains sleeping in Adam's arms, who is awake and looking down on her with a smile. He continues to smile as he looks up at no definitive place in the room, thinking of the moments before he proposed.
"I cant help myself, youre just so beautiful and caring and understanding, youre an angel." He concludes.
"Im like everyone else. I have my faults." She responds.
"You see, thats what I love about you. You know who you are and you dont try to pretend to be something youre not and that is what makes you perfect, Ms. Mills. Thats what makes us perfect. What are we waiting for, lets get married?"
[End of Flash]
"Hmm... maybe it wasnt the champagne after all. Maybe it was just you." He says, looking back down at Helen, who remains sleeping in his arms. "Despite everything, I somehow feel right, here with you, in my bed. This is the way it should be, for always." He concludes.
Helen begins to stir, "What?" She asks.
"Good morning, angel." Adam rejoices.
"Hi. Were you saying something?" She asks, looking up at him.
"Thats not really as important as your answer. So what is it?" He asks, eager to hear the answer, but only blind-siding Helen.
"What is what?" Helen queries, unaware of what he is talking about.
"Should we or shouldnt we get married?" he asks, making his inquiry clear.
"What? I thought you were... I assumed you were joking." She starts off with surprise laughter as she replies.
"Maybe initially, but Im very serious now. Perhaps I should get down on one knee to prove it." He then moves off the bed as Helen tries to tell him its not necessary. He replies as he gets down on one knee, "Will you do me the great pleasure of becoming my fiancee?
"Um... this is really hard for me to say, but... yes!" She says teasingly. Adam immediately jumps from the floor onto the bed and kisses her. He then parks his lip, giving Helen some time for precious air, "I guess now its a glorious morning." She smiles.
"Oh, just you wait." He says, pulling her down with him onto the bed.
Daisy looks into the computer screen. The budget figures stare her back in the face. She continues to type, but slowly a smile comes across her face. She stops typing, and glances over at a picture of her and Chris on the their wedding day. It seems everything is falling back into place, she says to herself. Chris is back to being his normal, loving self, she thinks. I wonder what was going on with him? He must have been going through some kind of mid life crisis, she thinks to herself.
Her thoughts are interrupted by the phone ringing. She waits for her secretary to answer, but she looks at the clock. Shes on her lunch break, Daisy realizes, grabbing the phone.
"Major Daisy Davenport," she says putting the phone receiver to her ear. Daisys jaw quickly drops, as the news shes getting shocks her to the core. "Yes, Im very interested. I had no idea. Ill have to call my husband and see what he says. Give you your number and Ill call you back," Daisy says grabbing a pen and jolting down a number.
Daisy hangs up the phone, and picks up the phone number. "This is amazing," she says. She gets up from her chair and walks to her coat rack. She grabs her coat and purse and exits her office.
Robbie and Leah sit in the den. They sit closely together on the sofa, cuddling, still in bliss from their honeymoon.
"Im so glad Jeff is allowing us to have Noah for lunch," Robbie says smiling.
"Really?" Leah asks.
"Of course, baby. I want Noah to know that he can count on his mother and step father. He needs that in his life," Robbie assures his wife.
Leah kisses Robbie. "Thank you."
Robbie quickly gets up as the doorbell rings. He walks over to the door, and allows Jeff and Noah to enter the house.
Noah quickly rushes over to Leah. "Mommy! I missed you," Noah says hugging Leah.
"Oh, I missed my little man too," Leah gushes.
"OK, Jeff. Thanks for everything. You can come back in an hour to pick Noah up," Robbie says.
"Excuse me?" Jeff says. "Im not ready to, nor I am sure if Noah ready, to be left alone here. I was under the assumption that the lunch would be Noah, Leah and myself," Jeff recoils.
Leah senses the tension between Jeff and Robbie and quickly intercepts. "That would be fine Jeff," Leah says, taking Robbie aside. "You dont mind do you?"
Robbie looks at Leah, and then quickly glances over at Jeff. "No. I should get to the station anyways," Robbie says hugging Leah.
"Thank you again. Ill make it up to later," Leah whispers in his ear.
"Im taking you up on that," Robbie smiles kissing Leah. Robbie grabs his coat, and says good bye to Noah before leaving.
Once Robbie has left, Leah turns to Jeff and says, "Well come in. Dont just stand in the doorway," she smiles.
The three make their way to the dining room for lunch.
Chris sits at his desk, typing on his computer, humming a song he heard on the radio. The radio is playing softly in the background.
He stops when he hears a knock on the door. "Come in," he calls, not turning away from the screen.
"Hey baby," Daisy says shutting the door and dropping her coat and purse on the sofa.
"Daisy, this is a surprise," Chris says getting up and kissing his wife. "Whats the special occasion?"
Daisy laughs. "There isnt one. But there is a reason," she says sitting down.
"This sounds serious," Chris says sitting next to her.
"It is, I think. I got a phone call in my office earlier. It was an adoption agency."
"What did they want?"
"This is the odd part, and Im not sure how I feel about this Chris. Danielle is...dead," Daisy says slowly.
"What?" Chris says shocked. How can this be? I just talked to her the other day? he says to himself.
"I know, I was...I am, just as shocked. But, theres more. Apparently she has a daughter. 16 years old. The agency called us. They want us to take her in," Daisy continues.
Kim sits in her office, trying to get her article for tomorrows Sun finished. But she finds her mind wandering back to Jeff.
She is completely interrupted by a knock on the door. "Janitor," a voice calls out.
"Come in," Kim replies.
Kim doesnt notice the young person who enters her office to grab her recycle box. She snaps out of it enough to look on the young man. He has a large bruise on his head. Kim becomes worried. She looks at his name tag. "Andy", it reads.
She smiles. Andy looks over at her. "Is there something wrong?" he asks.
"I was going to ask you the same thing," she says pointing to his bruise.
"Ah, that. Nothing. Its nothing," he says quickly.
Andy takes a deep breathe. If I want to make it in this business, I need to find out what that woman was doing. What was she hiding? And why did she try to kill me on the docks last night, Andy says inside his head.
"I just hit my head," he smiles at Kim.
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