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Scene One - The State
Lukas slowly lifts the barbell back into the stand and then leans forward grabbing his bottle of water to quickly take a swig. One of the perks of being in jail, he thinks to himself, is that he gets to work out a lot more. He hasn't felt like he was in this good of shape for a very long time.
"Good work out?" Tony asks Lukas, as he comes up to the work station where Lukas is sitting. For once, Tony is alone; his friends aren't with him. Still, the sight of the inmate who has been harassing him is not a pleasant one, Lukas realizes. And, he knows that he has to be nice because Will warned him about crossing Tony.
"Yea, it was fine," Lukas replies to him. "I'm done with the machine, if you want to use it."
"I might," Tony smirks back to him. "I saw you have a visitor the other day. Pretty lady. Who was she?"
Lukas stands up and looks at Tony as he crosses his arms over his chest, knowing that Tony is talking about Meggan. He can't believe that Tony was spying on who was visiting him; it really is none of Tony's business. "Doesn't matter," he tells him. "She's not any of your business."
Tony chuckles back to him. "I know she's not your old woman," Tony winks back to him. "You like us dudes. You and I, we still gotta check that out. You heading to the shower? Drop that soap for me?"
"You're a pig," Lukas spits back to him, as Tony moves closer to him not used to being spoken to that way.
"You gotta learn how to watch your mouth," Tony whispers back to him. "Maybe that's what I'll teach you."
"Everything okay here?" Will asks, coming up to the two men.
"Yea," Lukas doesn't take his eyes off Tony. "Tony was just leaving."
Tony chuckles before he looks over at Will. "What? He's putting out for you instead?"
Will doesn't answer, he just watches as Tony walks away. He then turns his attention to Lukas. "How many times do I have to tell you to watch out for him?"
"He approached me," Lukas replies to him quickly. "And, like I said, I refuse to be his punching bag. Thanks, again, though, for coming over."
"Yea, don't mention it," Will nods back to him. "But be careful. I don't know how many times I can save you before something will happen."
Scene Two - The Pampa
Cool jazz music plays softly in the busy restaurant as dinner time has arrived in Twin Peaks. At a table in the corner of the restaurant, Helen picks up her glass of red wine and looks back over at Chris.
"You look like you need wine tonight," he observes to her, as she sets her glass down after she takes a healthy first sip of it. "Long day?"
Helen nods back to him. "Dawn went to camp today," she reveals to him. "And, I don't know that I've never seen her so upset before. She really took it out on Adam, Barbara and I."
"I'm sorry to hear that," Chris replies to her. "Are you still thinking that it was the right thing to do?"
Helen shrugs her shoulders to him. "I wish I knew," she admits to him. "I know that this will help Barbara deal with the fact that my daughter is gay, but I'm not sure it is doing Dawn any good."
"You can't go back and change your mind now," Chris tells her. "What's done is done. All you can do is be there for Dawn, and Barbara, when she comes home. Dawn will be fine; it's Barbara that will have to cope with the fact that Dawn will still be gay when she gets home."
"I just wish that Dawn wasn't so angry about it," Helen reveals to him. "I'm scared that I will never get my daughter back."
"You will," Chris smiles to her. "You're a great Mom. She will forgive you, just be there for her."
"You're so good to me," Helen tells him. "After everything I put you through when you were arrested I don't feel like I deserve you."
"Hey now," Chris waves his hand in the air. "We moved past that. I was hurt when you thought I was guilty, but I forgave you. The ice storm and all the events that happened have really taught me that you can't hold grudges."
"You're a good man, Chris."
"And, you're a good woman," he smiles back to her. "When Dawn gets back, she'll realize that too."
At another table, Trenyce looks over Donovan's shoulder and watches Chris and Helen interact. She feels her heart skipping a beat seeing Chris and Helen together; she knows that she should be used to seeing them together, but it still stings her. Finally, she said the words out loud when she was visiting a comatose Jemma: she has feelings for Chris, which is why it bothers to see him with another woman.
Donovan looks over his shoulder and sees that Trenyce is looking at Chris and Helen. "Do you want to go say hi?" he asks her, with a grin on his face.
Trenyce shakes her head. "No, sorry, I shouldn't be staring like that."
"It's fine," Donovan replies to her quickly. "Have you and Chris learned about your child from Meggan?"
"Not yet," Trenyce tells him. "But, it's like finding a needle in a haystack. Who knows if or when we will learn anything, you know?"
"Well, I hope you guys do find something out. After all this time, it would be amazing if you could actually find your child."
"Yea, I know," Trenyce says, looking back over at Chris. "It could change everything."
"Okay," Donovan sets his wine glass down. "What is going on with you? You keep looking at Chris. Or, do I even have to ask?"
"What does that mean?"
"I haven't wanted to say anything because you haven't spoken about it," Donovan reveals to her. "But, it is obvious that you're jealous that Chris is having dinner with Helen right now."
"Jealous?" Trenyce gasps back to him. "That's insane."
"Is it?" he chuckles back to her. "Why else are you so upset then?"
Trenyce sighs. "Fine," she tells him. "You're right. I have feelings for Chris, okay? Are you happy now?"
Donovan reaches over and grabs her hand. "I didn't mean to pressure you, T. I just I want you to be happy. And, it's been pretty clear for some time how you really feel for him."
"Chris and I will never be together," she tells him. "He's dating Helen. I'm not about to ruin that for either one of them."
Donovan shakes his head. "I'm not suggesting that you ruin anything," he says back to her. "But, the fact is, you and Chris have been through a lot together. You should, at least, tell him how you feel. You never know how he is really feeling."
"Why? He is involved with Helen?"
"But, he doesn't know how you feel," he informs her. "If he knew, who knows what would change?"
"You think so?" she asks him, trying not to get her hopes up that she and Chris could actually have a future together.
"I think you owe it to yourself and Chris to be honest. It could be the only way you two find real happiness."
Trenyce smiles back to him as she nods. "I think you're right. I have to tell Chris how I feel. I owe it to us both."
At the bar, Andrew sits alone as his mind is racing a million miles per second. He can't get hearing Meggan's phone conversation out of his head about the fact that she is back looking into the whereabouts of Chris and Trenyce's biological child that was involved in the baby switch with him years ago. He knows that since he heard the conversation, his blood has been boiling. While he hasn't been close to Chris or Trenyce since he's been back in town, he is upset that they are searching for the child, even though he shouldn't be as it doesn't really impact him in any way, shape or form.
"It's Chris," he whispers to himself. "He's a son of a bitch. I don't want to hurt Trenyce," he continues to talk to himself, as he thinks about how he and Trenyce grew closer during the ice storm. "But, she might be caught in the crossfire because I won't let Chris have a child. I have to find a way to stop this. I have to find a way to ruin Chris. After the way he treated Frederick and my Mom, he doesn't deserve any happiness."
Andrew picks up his beer and takes a quick sip, as he recalls learning about how Chris was using Savannah years ago in hopes of making her seem like an unfit mother so he could get Andrew back in his life. Andrew shakes his head in disgust. "What kind of man uses a woman to get a child away from her? Especially when the child is hers, he had no right. Damn it, I have to make him pay for this. I owe it to my mother to make him pay."
He takes another sip of his beer wondering how he can make Chris pay for hurting his family. He turns his head and sees Chris and Helen having dinner in the corner of the restaurant. He turns back around and gets a grin on his face.
Scene Three - Monument
Lake Bible Camp
Dawn leaves her cabin and looks around, quickly realizing that Lake Monument is a beautiful place. The camp is, actually, set up perfectly. There are 6 small cabins, that host two people in each one, that face the lake, which is crystal blue and clear. Being on the lake, in woods, there is no noise that you would hear in the city; rather just the sounds of nature. There is a small walk to the large cabin, where the group activities will take place. Dawn takes a deep breath, loving the fresh air that she doesn't always get in the city. "Maybe this won't be so bad after all," she says to herself.
As she starts to walk towards the main cabin, she looks out into the water and sees some ducks swimming as a group. She wonders if they are a family. She shakes her head at the thought, still upset with how her family treated her by sending her to the camp. She just hopes that they will come around by the time she gets back, because no matter what, she will still be gay upon returning to Twin Peaks.
She looks forward. "I have to stay positive," she whispers to herself, thinking about Shelley's advice of trying to look at the positive in this experience. "This time away will be good for me."
"Hey, wait up," a voice calls out, causing Dawn to stop and turn around. She sees a young girl rushing towards her. "You're Dawn, right?"
"Yea," Dawn nods back to her.
"I'm Cheresa Lawson," the girls arrives at Dawn and shakes her hand. "We are roomies for the next couple of weeks."
"Good to meet you, Cheresa. I'm Dawn Black."
"So," Cheresa asks her as they start walking towards the main cabin together. "Why'd your parents send you here?"
Dawn rolls her eyes a little. "I came out to them," Dawn quickly reveals to her, feeling like she can trust the young girl. After all, if this is a bible camp to reform people, wouldn't there be other gay and lesbian kids here? "My Grandmother wasn't so pleased and this was her idea. Now that I'm here though, it's a beautiful lake. I'm going to try to make the most of it."
"It really is," Cheresa replies to her quickly. "And, for the record, that's why I'm here too. So, if you ever want to talk "
Dawn looks back at the girl and suddenly sees her in a new light; an uniquely attractive light. She shakes her head quickly though, knowing that she has Shelley in Twin peaks. "Thanks Cheresa; I'll keep that in mind."
They reach the main cabin and the door opens as a young, muscular man comes out and looks at the two girls. "You two must be Dawn and Cheresa?" he asks as they nod back to him. "Great, I'm Jonah Carter, one of the life coaches here at Monutment Lake. God is calling, come in, we are about to get started on a craft activity. You two are new, so you can introduce yourselves to the rest of the group, okay? Then, we will pray before we begin!"
"Sounds good," Cheresa says, pushing her way back Jonan, who looks back at Dawn and gets a grin on his face.
"Come on Dawn," he tells her, extending his hand to grab her hand to pull her inside. "We won't bite. We want to start. God is calling us, can't you hear him?"
Dawn uneasily takes his hand and moves inside the cabin, preparing for her first group activity.
Scene Four - The Calimo
House; Leah, Robbie & Paige's Home
"Hey, I got here as soon as I could," Robbie announces to Leah as he moves inside the living room of the house and sees Leah pouring herself a glass of wine. He recalls how Leah asked him to come over quickly; he doesn't know what could be so urgent, but he did race right over from his office. He watches her take a sip of her wine and his mind goes back to being at Victoria's, where they were having a glass of wine and he admitted to her that he has feelings for both Leah and Victoria; Victoria, of course, was devastated and asked him to leave.
"Thanks for coming home," Leah tells him, as she pours another glass of wine and passes it to him.
"Thank you," he toasts her before taking a sip of the wine. "What's going on?"
Leah sighs heavily as she recalls her day before she looks back at him. "Well, Jeff and I went to the Judge about our divorce."
Robbie nods back to her. "How are you feeling? I know that you wanted the divorce, but ending a marriage is still not an easy thing to do. Are you okay?"
Leah takes another sip of her wine. "There won't be a divorce. At least, not yet."
Robbie looks back at her in surprise. "What do you mean there won't be a divorce? I thought Jeff wasn't going to contest the divorce."
"He didn't," she tells him. "The Judge told us he wouldn't grant us the divorce for 6 months. Apparently, he reviewed the case and because Jeff and I had only been married for about 48 hours before the explosion in Lake Tahoe, so he didn't think that Jeff and I had a real chance to be married."
Robbie uneasily nods back to her as he takes a sip of his wine. "I can see his point," Robbie admits to her. "Everything did happen very quickly. But, I am sorry that you didn't get the divorce that you wanted."
"I wanted us to be together," Leah tells him moving closer to him. "This is a setback."
Robbie shrugs his shoulders. "You may think that way now," he replies to her. "But this could be a blessing, Leah. You and Jeff, you did love one another very much at one point. You owe it to each other to take the next 6 months and actually make your marriage work. I know you have feelings for me, but this is so complicated. The next 6 months might make everything very clear."
Leah nods back to him. "Will you wait for me? Or, do you want to go back to Victoria?"
Robbie takes a sip of his wine. "I'm not sure Victoria will wait for me any longer," he reveals to her. "And, I don't think you should worry about anything but your happiness. Like I said, you owe it yourself, Jeff and Paige to try to make your marriage to one another work. If it doesn't, we can all cross that bridge when you get there."
"You're being so supportive," Leah replies to him quickly.
"I care for you," he tells her. "I just want what's best for you."
Leah moves up to him and pulls him into a hug. "You're right, I have to at least try."
"Good," he holds her. "And, whatever happens, happens."
Scene Five - The Sugarbowl
"So, what is new with you?" Jeff asks Paige as they sit across from another in the back booth of the coffeehouse.
Paige shrugs her shoulders a little. "Not much, really," she replies to him. "I just want to have a good summer, you know? No stress."
Jeff chuckles back to her. "Not like last year's?"
"Well, it was stressful," Paige nods back to him. "But we got Mom back, so that's a good thing."
"Speaking of your Mom," Jeff replies to her. "That's the reason I wanted to see you tonight. Something has happened."
Paige arches her eyebrow. "I hope it's not bad. I don't think I could handle any more bad news."
"It's not bad exactly," he says to her. "Your Mom and I, we went to the Judge today about our divorce."
"He refused to grant the divorce," Jeff stuns Paige. "He told us that we have to make the marriage work for 6 months because the explosion in Lake Tahoe happened so quickly after we got married."
"Wait," Paige shakes her head in confusion. "Does this mean we can actually be a family?"
Jeff smiles back to her. "Looks that way," he tells her. "Your Mom and I, we have to try to make it work for 6 months and if we still want the divorce then we can apply for it."
"How is Robbie?" Paige asks him, knowing that Leah wanted to be with him.
"Your Mom is with him now telling him the news," he reveals to her. "How do you feel about this?"
"I couldn't be happier," Paige tells him. "My family, together at least. It's all I ever wanted."
Jeff notes that Paige is looking over his shoulder, so he arches his eyebrow. "Paige? What is it?" he asks before he turns around and sees a devastated Meggan standing there, having overheard everything they just spoke about.
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