Theme song: "The Lourve" Lorde
on One Day at a Time
The Cascade Apartments;
Apartment 205; Cassie & Max's Home
Max slowly opens the door to the apartment that he shares with his mother, his heart racing from his meeting with Brad, where he finally admitted to someone that he caused the accident that injured Adam last fall. He can't believe that he told Brad the truth, but his friend was pressing him to come clean about what he had done. Finally caving, Max now feels like he hopes he can trust his friend because if he doesn't, he could be in serious trouble.
He shakes his head. "Brad seems cool," he whispers to himself. "He'll keep my secret. He has too."
"Talking to yourself?" Cassie comes out of the kitchen and looks over at her son.
"Nah," Max waves his hand. "Just thinking. What's going on with you?"
Cassie moves up to her son and grabs his hand. "Come sit with me for a moment?" she asks him as they move to the sofa and they sit together. "I think we have to have a little chat."
"Is everything okay?" Max asks her as he looks back at her. "It sounds serious."
"It is," Cassie nods back to him. "I have to leave Twin Peaks for a while. I'm not sure when I'll be back."
"Wait, what?" Max asks her in surprise. "What about your practice?"
"There's an office in New York City that has an opening and I've decided to take the position," Cassie reveals to him. "I know this is coming out of nowhere, but I feel like I need a change of pace right now."
"Is this because of what happened at Shane's birthday party?" Max asks her. "Because, you know that it's fine. People in this town can be so damn judgmental."
"Yes they can," Cassie chuckles back to him. "And, it's more than just Shane. It's a lot of things. I don't want you to think that I'm leaving you."
"I don't think that," Max replies to her. "You're okay if I stay here? I mean, I feel like I have a good job and friends I don't know that I want to come with you."
"Of course not," Cassie tells him. "I've prepaid rent for the apartment, so you can stay here. Just promise me you'll stay out of trouble."
"I'm going to miss you," he says back to her as she pulls him into a hug.
"I'm going to miss you too," she whispers back to him. "But we will talk all the time. This won't be forever, okay?"
Max nods back to her as they exit their embrace. "When do you leave? Let me help you pack!"
"That's what I was hoping you'd say," she chuckles back to him.
Robin paces back and forth in Meggan's office, her heart racing a million miles per second as she just heard Max admit to Brad that she caused the accident at the boutique last fall via the wire that Brad was wearing. All this time, Robin was growing closer to Max as a friend and he was scheming to remove Adam from her life so he could try to be with her. Robin can't believe that he would go to such lengths to be with her; he tried to kill his own father.
"I can't believe it," she whispers to herself as she runs her hands through her hair. "He did this! He broke Adam and I up. He got his wish! Damn you, Max. Damn you!"
Before she can say anything else, the door to the office opens and Brad emerges. "You heard?"
"That Max is guilty? Yea, I heard it all," Robin replies to him quickly. "I can't thank you enough for getting the truth out of him."
"I was just doing my job," Brad tells her. "But you're welcome. I guess the next question is: what are you going to do now that you have this information?"
Robin looks back at him with intent. "I have to find Adam," she says back to him. "He has to know the truth. He has to know what his son did to him."
The Piranha Night Club;
Craig finishes his drink and looks to his friends to see if they want another one. He is still in the night club, trying to drown his sorrows about Donovan and Lukas reuniting. He is surrounded by half-naked men dancing, but his mind is still on how he lost his chance with Donovan because he got back together with his ex-boyfriend.
"Do you guys want another drink?" Craig slurs his words to his two friend that he is with.
"I think it's that time of the night," Eric, one of Craig's friends, replies to him.
"Yea man," Tom, Craig's other friend, chimes in. "We are in Vegas with all these hot guys. We gotta hook up."
Craig uneasily chuckles back to him. "You think we can?"
"Obvi," Eric laughs back to him. "Look around you Craig. Pick the one you want to take back to your hotel and go for it. You know you need it. It'll help you forget about whatever his name is."
Tom laughs back to him. "Yea, look over there," he points to one guy dancing, but is watching Craig's every move. "He has been watching you all night. Go and talk to him."
Craig turns and sees the young man dancing shirtless. Craig licks his lips realizing that he is hot. "Okay, I'm going," Craig tells his friends as he moves over to the younger guy.
"Hey," Craig says coming up to him. "Having fun?"
"I'll have more fun now that you're here," the guy tells Craig as he runs his finger over Craig's muscular chest. "You wanna kiss me now?"
Craig doesn't need to be told twice; he leans in and kisses the guy hard. They part lips for a moment before Craig kisses him again.
The Calimo Mansion
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the union between this man and this woman," Father Murphy begins to say to the guests in attendance of Kim and Bob's wedding. Kim and Bob are standing in front of him, while friends and family are seated behind them. "They have decided to join together in marriage, which will bring two individuals together as one."
Natasha looks over at Robbie, who looks back at her. Robbie grabs his sister's hand as she takes a deep breath. They know that they aren't happy with the wedding that is about to take place, but after trying to convince Bob to stop the wedding and he insisted that he will marry Kim, they realized that there is nothing they could do to stop the ceremony.
"The couple has decided to state their own vows," Father Murphy tells everyone. "Kim, we'll start with you."
Kim takes a deep breath before looking over at Bob, still thinking that she is lucky that they are standing together about to be married again. "I almost don't know where to begin," she admits to him as she grabs Bob's hand. "We have been through so much together, Bob. We've had ups and downs together and we have always ended up back together. The lowest point of my life happened about a year ago," she says as she looks out and sees Tyler in the crowd. "And, you were the one who helped me pick up the pieces. I never believed I would feel whole again, or be able to love again after I lost Blake, but you were there. Every step of the way, you were the rock that I needed. I wouldn't have survived if it wasn't for you. And, in the process, I fell in love with you all over again. Your strength, your courage, your determination, your love I admire you so much. I feel truly honored to becoming your wife."
"Bob, you may say your vows to Kim now," Father Murphy tells him.
Bob looks back at Kim and smiles to her. "You are right about how much we have been through together, Kimberly," he begins to tell her. "But one thing has always been very steady with us that is our passion. Even when we have been in difficult situations, we have both been so passionate and that has always pulled us through to the other side. I don't think that many people realize that when we first met, I had lost my darling Sofia. It was you that made me passionate again. Passionate about life, work, and most importantly, passionate about loving again. And, I do love you, very passionately. I love you with every fiber of my being. I will spend the rest of my life showing you just how much I do love you."
Father Murphy looks out at the crowd as Andy wipes his eye dry with some Kleenex. "Kim, please repeat after me."
"I, Kim, take thee Bob to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, for richer, for poorer in sick and in health," Father Murphy instructs her.
Kim lets a tear fall down her cheek. "I, Kim, take thee Bob to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, for richer, for poorer in sick and in health," she says before she wipes her cheek dry.
"And, Bob, please repeat after me," Father Murphy continues. "I, Bob, take thee Kim to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, for richer, for poorer in sick and in health."
Bob beams back to Kim. " I, Bob, take thee Kimberly to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, for richer, for poorer in sick and in health."
"By the power invested in me, I know pronounce you husband and wife," Father Murphy announces as the audience starts to clap. "You may kiss your bride."
Bob leans in and kisses Kim passionately. As their lips part, he looks into her eyes. "I love you," he tells her as she smiles back to him.
A short time later, guests are in the ballroom of the mansion enjoying the wedding reception. Natasha and Cory are sitting together at a table, listening to the music that is playing. Soon, Bob and Kim will be sharing their first dance as husband and wife.
"I'm proud of you for today," Cory tells his wife as he takes a swig of his champagne. "You could have done something to try to stop the wedding, but you didn't."
Natasha uneasily smiles back to him. "Thanks," she tells him. "Robbie and I went to see my father before the ceremony and he told us that he would marry Kim with or without us. I decided I wanted to be here for him."
"After everything that happened at Shane's birthday, I'm glad that you didn't try anything."
Natasha chuckles back to him. "Never too old to try to change, huh?"
"Do you want me grab you a glass of champagne?"
"No, thank you," she replies to him. "I don't know if it's the event, but I'm not feeling so great. I don't think drinking will help."
"Makes sense," he tells her. "I hope you're not worried about this adoption ordeal. I know Dawn said she wouldn't give us her baby, but you know that there are more children out that need homes."
Natasha uneasily nods back to him. "I know," she replies to him. "I guess I just got my hopes up."
"So did I," Cory admits to her. "But we will have a baby; I have faith in that. Do you think you can too?"
She pulls her husband into a hug. "Of course I can," she tells him. "With you by my side, anything is possible."
Robbie moves up to the bar and grabs a glass of champagne before he pulls his phone out of his pocket. He realizes that he doesn't have any new messages, which he isn't surprised about but he is hoping that he'd hear from Cassie. He recalls how she told him that they were over after Natasha caught them kissing, but he had hoped that she'd miss him the way he is missing her.
"I hope you didn't hear from Cassie," Natasha tells her brother as she comes up to the bar and orders a ginger ale, which she is hoping will help her upset stomach.
"I have not," Robbie coldly replies to her. "You really went off on her, you know."
"Can you blame me?" she asks him. "I can't believe that you were sleeping with that woman! After everything she has put me through, Robbie, I thought you'd know better."
Robbie shakes his head back to her. "Believe it or not, Nat, it just happened. We didn't set out to hurt you or anyone else."
Before Natasha can reply, a waiter comes up to Robbie. "Mr. Calimo, this envelope was just delivered for you."
"Thank you," Robbie replies as he opens the letter and quickly scans the documents.
"What is it Robbie? What's wrong?" Natasha asks him.
"It's Cassie," he looks back at his sister. "She's left town."
Across the ballroom, Adam and Helen sit next to one another at a table, each with a glass of champagne.
"Well, I thought the ceremony was beautiful," Helen tells him before she takes a sip of her bubbles. "It's nice to see two people get through difficult times and still find love."
"I couldn't agree more," Adam nods back to her. "I just hope Dawn is okay. She left to get some air right after the ceremony."
"I think she just needed air because of the baby," Helen tells him. "Sometimes the body just needs the fresh air."
"True, and Barbara went after her, so she'll be fine."
"Exactly," Helen replies to him. "It gives us a moment to be alone together."
Adam looks up at her. "Is there something in particular that you want to discuss?"
"I haven't been able to stop thinking about our night together," she admits to him. "I know you told me it was a mistake because you're still in love with Robin, but Adam, I really enjoyed it."
Adam smiles back to her. "I enjoyed it too, Helen," he admits to her. "But, it doesn't mean that it was right. I do love Robin."
"Something that isn't right wouldn't have felt so good," she winks back to him. "But, we can have that discussion another time."
Before he can reply, Bob and Kim emerge in the ballroom. "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Calimo!" the announcer says into a microphone as the crowd claps again. A love song starts playing on the speakers and Kim and Bob move the center of the room, dancing together.
"Can you believe we made it?" Kim asks her husband as they dance together.
"I can," Bob nods back to her. "Because our love is strong, Kim. And, I'll never let you go again."
The Guesthouse; The Calimo
"Sweetheart, are you sure it's okay that we are here?" Barbara asks Dawn as they walk into the guesthouse. Barbara isn't sure that they should be in the home when the wedding and the reception are in the main house, but Dawn insisted that they come in so she could sit down for a moment.
"I'm sure," Dawn replies to her. "I was here at the engagement party and Natasha didn't seem to mind. I just had to get away from all the people. I felt like I was suffocating."
"I don't blame you," Barbara admits to her. "Being in that house with all those people, people like Natasha, it makes my blood boil."
"Oh Grandma," Dawn says as she sits on the sofa. "Don't get so worked up about Natasha, okay? She doesn't mean any harm anymore. I really believe that."
Barbara shuts her eyes for a moment and immediately she starts remembering the day at the Black house when she shot Jonah. She sees Jonah's dead body covered in blood; she shakes her head and opens her eyes coming back to reality.
"Are you okay?" Dawn asks her. "You look pale."
"Maybe I should sit with you," Barbara tells her as she moves to the sofa. "I think it's just all this damn talk about Natasha. I can't believe you're changing your mind about that woman. She's pure evil."
"I just don't want to get worked up about it anymore," Dawn replies to her. "It's not good for me or the baby."
"Just promise me that you won't give her your baby," Barbara pleads with her. "Cause I don't think I could handle that."
"Let's not worry about that now," Dawn tells her. "Let's just rest and then head back to the party."
Barbara uneasily nods back to her as one of her hands clutches the cross on her necklace. Her other hand finds her purse and she opens it, slowly looking at the gun inside. She shuts her eyes again and sees Jonah's bloody body in front of.
She opens her eyes and looks back at Dawn. "Don't worry dear," she whispers. "I'll make sure everything is fine again. You can trust me."
Next on One Day at a Time
Discuss your thoughts here, in the ODaaT Forum!
Contact - email@example.com | © 2002-2021 One Day At A Time