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Written by: Dallas Walsh
 

Episode Theme Song "Ready for Love" by India.Arie
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Previously on One Day at a Time
- Cory and Natasha went to the Calimo cabin to put their relationship back together. Once there, however, Natasha found the photos of Cory and Robin making love. He admitted to loving Robin; while Natasha admitted to having feelings for Shane. Together they realized that they need to stop hurting each other. They agreed to remain friends but to end their marriage.
- Robin returned to Twin Peaks and tried to blackmail Sofia with the fact that Eva is really Natasha's mother. Sofia covered her tracks and stung Robin where it counts: telling her that Natasha and Cory are together at the Calimo cabin.
- Andy planned a dinner party in which he planned to come out to everyone and announce that he is seeing Reese.
- Daisy served Chris with divorce papers. She told him she was moving out. When Trenyce was worried about living alone with Chris, Daisy told her to lay in the bed she made.
- Will was horrified to learn that he slept with Madeline's mother, Olivia

Scene One -- The Tower's - Floor One; Kim, Jeff & Andy's Apartment

Andy finishes putting the final touches on the dinner table. The navy table cloth is accented with large white pillar candles and large blue lilies. He walks by the mirror and quickly stops to check himself out. Wearing a white button up shirt with black dress pants, he feels like he looks smart. He knows what is laying ahead at this dinner party; he is coming out of the closet to officially be with Reese. His heart skips a beat at the though. For so long he has wanted nothing more than to shout from the roof top how he feels about Reese and now he will be able too. He is worried, however, about how Trenyce will react to the news. He thinks back to how often she has made sure he will always be there for her. For a brief moment, he thinks that maybe Trenyce already knows of his homosexuality. He shrugs it off quickly, thinking that Trenyce would have said something if she did.

"Wow, it looks amazing in here," Kim says to Andy as she enters the dinning room.

"You think so? I mean ... I didn't go over board?" Andy says looking around for any inspection that may be faulty.

"Not at all. It looks very tastefully done Andy. I'm very excited by your big night," Kim says coming up to him. Andy hugs Kim and holds her tightly.

"Thank you. I mean for everything. It means so much having you hear with me."

"There's no where else I'd rather be," she smiles back to him, slightly overwhelmed by how close they have gotten.

There moment is interrupted by the door buzzing. "Oooh! Your first guest, go let them in."

Andy smiles and quickly walks over to the door and takes a deep breathe; he is ready for his big night to begin.

Scene Two -- The Calimo Mansion; The Guest House

Natasha sits on the large sofa watching the fire roar in front of her. As she watches the flames, she feels at ease. For the first time in a long time, she knows her future is not cloudy. She quickly thinks back to being at the Calimo cabin with Cory, and the two mutually deciding to end their marriage, their relationship. Surprisingly, she does not feel upset about their decision to end their marriage. Both of them knew that they were hurting each other by continuing to turn to other people, Shane and Robin respectively, instead of each other. She takes a deep breath of relief as she watches the flames. As she continues to ponder her future, she hears a knock on her door.

"Come in," she says standing up and turning to the front door. The door opens and she sees Sofia enter the house. A smile quickly emerges on her face as she sees her mother as it has been a few weeks since she has seen Sofia. "Mother! Come in! I've missed you," Natasha beams, welcoming Sofia into her home.

Sofia takes off her jacket and smiles back at Natasha. "My love, I have missed you so," Sofia replies walking over and hugging her daughter. "How are things. How was the cabin with Cory?"

Natasha sighs and smiles at Sofia. She sits back down and Sofia follows. "Cory and I, we've made a decision."

Sofia's facial expression quickly turns to one filled with concern. Something about the tone in Natasha's voice didn't sit right with her. "What kind of decision?"

"We've decided to divorce. We both just realized that we were hurting each other over and over again."

"What on earth! But my dear, you and Cory are meant to be! Don't tell me this has anything to do with that tramp Robin Navy..." Sofia says annoyed, quickly remembering how Robin tried to blackmail her into breaking up Cory and Natasha.

"It's more complicated than just Robin Mom. It's everything. Cory and I, we've really been far apart from each other for a long time. I'm not upset by this. I am relieved. That should tell you something, right?"

Sofia grabs her daughter's hand. "Are you positive this is what you want?"

"Yes. I am sure that this is the best thing for me right now."

"Then I support you. And I applaud you and Cory for being responsible enough to realize that you were hurting each other. So what does this mean for you and your future?"

Natasha sighs. Her heart is screaming the name Shane right now, but her head is telling her otherwise. "I don't know Mom. I don't want to rush into anything else with ..."

"Shane Glubbs?" Sofia winks back at her. "I think everyone has noticed the closeness between the two of you."

"I do love him Mom. I know it's sudden from Cory, but I have felt this way for a long time."

"I know my dear. Everyone could see it on your face when the two of you were together," Sofia admits to her daughter. "I guess you haven't heard the news either."

Natasha's eye brow arches. "News? What are you talking about?"

Sofia grins knowing her news will be a pleasant surprise to her daughter. "Shane and Cassie Nova have ended their relationship. Shane ended it after New Year's Eve."

"Really?" Natasha says trying to hide her excitement. "I had no idea."

Sofia senses Natasha's apprehension. Her heart feels so warm that she can share these kind of moments with Natasha. This is a huge reason why she is so desperate to keep the secret that Eva McCloud is really Natasha's mother hidden. She can not imagine anyone else having this kind of bond with Natasha that she has. She silently scolds herself for thinking of Eva in this moment. "You need to go to him Natasha. Go to him and tell him you love him. Don't waste anymore time. You deserve this happiness."

"I don't know Mom. Everything with Cory just happened. My head is telling me to take time."

"You've taken so long just realizing that you and Cory are not a good match anymore. Do you want to waste more time? You and Shane should be happy together."

Natasha smiles and looks back at Sofia. "You're right. You're right! I'm going to go over to his place now. Do you mind if we cut this short?"

"Of course not!" Sofia says standing up. "Go shower and make yourself even more beautiful. Just do me one favour?"

"Anything," Natasha replies.

"Let me know how it works out tomorrow," Sofia winks before hugging her daughter.

Scene Three -- The Towers - Floor One; Kim, Jeff & Andy's Apartment

Andy's dinner party is now in full swing. Kim and Jeff are standing by the fireplace talking; Olivia and Preston are munching on some veggies that are appetizers; Madeline and Will are laughing at a joke; Victoria and Chris are looking out the window catching up; and Trenyce and Daisy are looking at the crowd.

Andy hears the buzzer go one final time and he races over. "Hello?" he says into the telephone that will open the front door if he presses the O button.

"It's me, Reese," a voice is heard on the other end.

"Awesome. I'll come down and get you, okay?"

"Sure thing."

Andy hangs up the phone and quietly opens the door. With all the guests already present, no one even notices him slip out. He races down the one flight of stairs and quickly spots Reese's beaming face outside the front door. "Hey," Andy says as he opens the door. "I'm so glad you are here."

The lovers share a quick kiss as Reese enters the building. "Who is all upstairs already?"

"Like, everyone!" Andy says with a sheepish smile, unable to hide his excitement.

"Are you nervous? You don't have to go through with this if you don't want too." Reese says calmly, even though he would scream if Andy changed his mind about coming out to everyone at this last minute.

Andy stops walking and turns to Reese. He looks into Reese's big hazel eyes, a feature that Andy loves about Reese. "I want to come out. I want to be with you. Trust me, okay?"

Reese beams and feels warm inside. "Okay. I love you."

"I love you too," Andy says leaning in and kissing him again on the lips. “I’m so ready to be with you.”

Reese looks into Andy’s eyes and sees the sparkle that makes his eyes shine. “You have no idea how long I’ve waited for this.”

"I know. Me too! Now, let's go to our party."

***

Back in the apartment, Preston and Olivia come up to Will and Madeline. After exchanging a quick embrace with Madeline, Preston shakes hands with Will. "It's nice to see you out with my daughter again."

Will smiles, still unsure of what to make of Preston. "I love being in the company of Madeline."

"Awe, Will! You're so sweet." Madeline laughs, clearly trying to lighten the mood. "Daddy, want to get a drink with me?"

"Sure," Preston says taking his daughter in his arm and walking over to the bar.

"Go easy on Will, okay? He really is a nice guy," Madeline says as she puts some ice into her glass.

"I'm just trying to get to know him better. I want to know if he's good enough for my daughter," Preston winks at her. "I want to talk to you about something else though."

"Sounds serious."

"It's about the reason you ran away. We started to talk at Christmas and we've never got to finish."

Madeline stops making her drink and looks at her father. "I'm not getting into that tonight. This is my friend's dinner party. We can talk about that another time."
Preston sighs and looks over at Madeline. Deep down he knows that this is not the best time to discuss this situation, still he was hoping to make some kind of progress with his daughter. “Fine, you’re right. But this does need to be discussed Madeline.”

“And it will be, just not tonight,” she forces herself to smile back at her father.

Meanwhile, Olivia and Will awkwardly look at each other having been left alone by Will and Preston. They both know what the other is thinking: of their torrid affair, but neither one wants to mention it to the other.

"How's the hospital?" Olivia asks casually, trying to make small talk and erase the mental image of Will naked from her mind.

"It's going well. I've only got another six months and I'll be done the practicum. I can't wait for it to be over," Will admits. "How are things with you?"

"Busy as usual. Nothing I can't handle though."

Will nods, unsure of what to say next. He still can't believe he was having an affair with his girlfriend's mother. "Look, Madeline can never know." he says in a whisper.

"Of course not. I'm not about to say anything,” she glares at him stunned that he would think she would tell her daughter of her actions.

"Neither am I," Will quickly reports.

"Good, then she'll never find out," Olivia smiles back to him.

"Find out what?" Madeline asks re-approaching her mother and boyfriend.

Will gulps. "I was just telling your Mom that I'll never find out what it's like to work in the psyche ward. I'll be in the ICU when I'm done school."

Olivia looks at Will lie through his teeth. She looks over at Preston and is overcome with emotion. While Madeline has been returned to them, Preston still has not forgave her for causing the runaway in the first place. He still gives her the cold shoulder at night ... something she hates. She looks back over at Will and notices herself checking out the young man. His toned shoulders in the shirt he is wearing and is long, lean body. She quickly shakes her head.

"I need another drink," she smiles as she excuses herself.

***

"So, I was thinking maybe we could do a girl night out soon?" Trenyce says as she chomps on a carrot stick. Secretly, she can not wait for the main course to be served. Since she discovered she is pregnant, she notices herself eating a lot more.

Daisy looks at her niece. She is torn about what to do. Should she play nice and go out with Trenyce? Or should she rip into Trenyce for sleeping with Chris behind her back. Daisy knows that this is not the time or place to make a scene about their private life. "Sure. Let me know in advance so I can clear my schedule."

"Okay! That's so great. I really need you Aunt Daisy," Trenyce says grabbing her hand and hugging her. The embrace catches Daisy off guard, but she slowly puts her arms around Trenyce.

"I'm always here for you," Daisy says softly, trying not to cry even though she feels tears swelling in the back of her eyes.

Daisy looks over and sees Victoria and Chris chatting. She quickly wonders what is going on with them. Has Chris moved on already? Earlier in the day he was contesting the divorce, so the thought of him moving on doesn't make sense to Daisy ... but then again his affairs at first did not make sense to her either. She shakes her head, vowing to get to the bottom of it.

***

"So have you remembered anything else at all?" Chris asks Victoria as he takes a sip of his scotch.

Victoria looks over at him. "Yea, I have. I don't really want to get into it here with all these ears, but we should have drinks soon. I can fill you in."

Chris smiles. He has grown to like his friendship with Victoria. "I'd like that a lot," he replies.

"Enough about that, how are things with you? I noticed you didn't arrive with your wife," Victoria points out quickly glancing over at Daisy.

Chris sighs. "No. I guess I should tell you since you'll hear sooner or later."

"Tell me what?"

"Daisy has filed for divorce."

"What!? Are you okay?" Victoria asks, grabbing Chris' arm and rubbing it.

"As okay as I can be," he says moving in and hugging her. "I mean, it'll be fine. What can I do right?"

"Am I interrupting something?" Daisy interrupts standing behind Chris and Victoria. While normally Daisy wouldn’t do something like this, she doesn’t want to see Chris hurt another woman the way he hurt her. And despite what she tells herself, part of her was jealous seeing her husband move on so quickly with another woman … if that’s what Chris was doing.

"Not at all," Chris says turning and smiling to his wife. Chris wonders what Daisy is doing; he hopes that maybe she has come to her senses and that she was jealous seeing him and Victoria together. "Victoria and I were just catching up."

Daisy fakes a smile. "Catching up huh? Let me give you a piece of advice," she says looking at Victoria. "This man isn't who he claims to be. Don't get too close to him." Daisy doesn't give either of them a chance to reply as she walks off. Victoria looks over at Chris and arches her eyebrow, not sure what to make of Daisy’s outburst

"Long story," he says, trying to smirk it off. Inside Chris is devastated that Daisy is still hurting by his actions.

***

Will comes up behind Kim at the bar and smiles over at her. Secretly he is thrilled to get away from Olivia and Madeline for a moment so he can clear his head about that entire ordeal. He saw Kim at the bar, without Jeff, and decided to say hi to his friend. “Hey you.”

Kim looks over at Will as she puts some ice cubes in her glass. “Will! Hi, how are you? Having fun yet?”

Will smirks thinking back to the moment with Olivia. “Oh yes, having a blast,” he says sarcastically. “Seriously, Andy has thrown a nice party here.”

“He has, hasn’t he. I’m so proud of him,” Kim says failing to hide her pride of Andy. “You’re looking good tonight. You and Madeline make a lovely couple.”

“Thanks! She is something special. How are things with you and Jeff?”

Kim rolls her eyes not wanting to rehash the scene that occurred in the bedroom earlier in the evening. “As well as to be expected,” she replies.

“That doesn’t sound good. Let me know if I can do anything to help, okay?”

“Thanks Will,” Kim smiles back to her friend.

Across the room, Jeff spots Will and Kim talking with smiles on their faces. He suddenly feels hot under the collar. He quickly thinks back to kissing Leah and wonders if Kim has also been looking elsewhere for love.

***

Trenyce quickly finds Andy in the kitchen putting the final touches on the cooking dinner. "Am I bothering you?" she asks pouting her lips slightly.

"Not really," Andy says unable to make eye contact with her as he is busy stirring the sauce in a pan. "What's up?"

"I just need to you know that you're my best friend Andy. I would be so lost without you," Trenyce says quietly, looking down. She puts her hand on her stomach for a moment. She moves it away when Andy turns to her and smiles.

"You're so sweet," he says hugging her. "I know you've been feeling emotional lately, but I promise you I will always be there for you. Whatever you want, whatever you need ... I'm there for you. I know you've been having a rough time because of your Mom's death and Chris and Daisy's relationship. I'm here for you. Always," he reassures her.

"Thanks Andy," Trenyce says hugging him. "I know that I can count on you now."

A smirk comes across Trenyce's face as she knows what she has to do next.

***

Madeline looks at one of the pieces of art hanging on Kim's wall and she takes a slow sip of her drink.

"It's a beautiful piece, huh?" Victoria says coming up behind her.

"I'm not sure yet," Madeline says honestly. "It's very dark for me." She turns around and looks at Victoria. "You look ... nice this evening."

Victoria smirks knowing that she looks hotter and more risqué than Madeline. "I wouldn't expect someone like you to understand fashion. Anyways, I don't want to fight. We should ... talk."

"About what?" Madeline snaps back at Victoria, not liking her tone.

"What you agreed to help me with the other day..."

"You want to talk about Dave here? Tonight? You really have no sense of timing, do you? Call me tomorrow when we are not surrounded by friends and people that could be dragged into this mess," Madeline says before pushing past Victoria and rejoining Will.

***

"I'm sorry about earlier," Jeff says about his earlier breakdown with Kim on her bed, as passes her a refill on her drink. He looks at her for a moment; he hates that he broke down in front of her.

Kim smiles to him. "Hey, don't worry about it. That's what I'm supposed to do, right? I'm supposed to be here for you. It was nice ... you actually leaning on me about something."

Jeff rolls his eyes secretly. He was tired of Kim telling him that he wasn't leaning on her enough regarding Noah's death. He knows that she will never really understand how it feels to lose a child. "I just hope you know that I won't step down though. I'm still advocating the death penalty with Leah. We want justice."

Kim sighs. "I know. I don't support you, but I understand. I get it. Let's drop it okay?" Kim snaps at him without realizing.

"Fine," he says coldly. “I guess Will helped you with it anyways,” he spits to her surprise.

They are interrupted by Reese approaching them. "Hey Kim," he smiles, not picking up the obvious tension between Jeff and Kim.

"Reese! Hi, how are you?" Kim says hugging him quickly adjusting her mood.

"I'm good. I just wanted to tell you that I liked your article in the Sun the other day. The one about the new gay bar opening downtown."

Kim smiles, glad that she is getting some appreciation about her work. "Just shows that the homosexual community is growing a lot in Twin Peaks, for a business owner to think the club will be a success."

"Well, I know I'm stoked for it!"

Kim is about to reply when Andy makes his way to the center of the den. "Everyone, please take your seat. Dinner is served!" he announces.

Scene Four -- The Tower's - The Penthouse; Cory's Home

Cory hangs up the phone in frustration; he has been back from the Calimo cabin for a few hours now and he still hasn't been able to get a hold of Robin. He quickly thinks back to his trip the cabin with Natasha where the truth about their feelings came out; Natasha's love for Shane, and his love for Robin. While apart of him feels sad that his relationship with Natasha is coming to a close, the majority of him is excited that he can tell Robin how much he loves her ... and wants to be with her.

Since he has been home, however, he has not been successful in trying to locate her. Numerous calls to her house turned up with no answer. Her cell phone has been turned off, and her receptionist said she was not at the lab that day.

He sighs, wondering if she is avoiding him. He did, after all, give her the cold shoulder after they made love at the ‘Introspect’ photo shoot. He quickly thinks back to how terrible it must have been for Robin to see him with Natasha on Christmas and on New Year's since it was so soon after their love making. "Where you are Robin? I need to find you," he says to himself, wondering where to turn next.

Suddenly it dawns on him. "Of course," he smiles as he picks up the phone and finds Leah’s' number. He pushes dial and waits for her to answer.

"Hello?" Leah says on the other end, answering her cell phone.

"Leah, hey it's Cory. How are you?"

"I'm good Cory! How are you? It's been awhile."

"I know. Everything is good. Listen, have you heard from Robin? I can't seem to get a hold of her," Cory says nervously waiting the response.

"Yea, she called me earlier and said she was leaving town for awhile. I guess she needed to get away."

Cory sighs. "Did she say where she was going?"

"No, I'm afraid not. Is everything okay Cory?"

"Yea, its fine. I'll talk to you later okay?" he says as he hangs up the phone with Leah.

Cory feels more worried than ever. Robin just 'needed to get away'? What does that mean? Cory fears that he has pushed Robin away to the point that she'll never come back this time.

***

Meanwhile, the blaring sun scorches everyone who is laying the beach. The ocean waves calmly crash on to the white sand. Robin lays on a long beach chair in a bright pink bikini. Her large white sunglasses reflect the sun. Soon, a young man is bringing her another drink.

"Gracias," she smiles. "Don't stop them from coming either."

Scene Five -- The Glubbs House; Shane's Home

Natasha slowly parks her car in the driveway of Shane's home. She shuts the car off and sits in silence for a moment. She is scared about what she is about to do. Will Shane reject her? Will he embrace her? She takes a deep breath and prepares herself.

She knocks on the front door and waits for him to arrive. Shane soon opens the front door and immediately smiles at the sight of her.

"Nat, this is a surprise. Come in," he greets her into the house. "Everything okay? I wasn't expecting anyone at this hour."

"Everything is fine. I'm fine. Are you fine?" Natasha says quickly, immediately realizing how stupid she must have sounded.

Shane laughs. "Yea, I'm fine. Come in, sit, we can talk."

"I'd like that," Natasha says having taken off her jacket. She slowly walks into the living room and she sits on the sofa. The large glass coffee table is scattered with paper work and the baseball game is on the flat screen.

"Sorry about the mess," Shane says quickly cleaning up the papers. "I was just doing some paper work and watching the game."

"It's okay," Natasha says, almost being shy for the first time.

"So what's up?" Shane asks turning his attention to Natasha.

Natasha looks into Shane's big eyes and feels herself melting. "It's Cory. I mean..."

"Ah yea, you guys went up to the cabin. Have a good time?" Shane asks trying to be interested in her life with Cory, when in reality he could care less about her life with him.

"It was pretty revealing, actually," Natasha replies to him slowly coming out of her shell.

"How so?"

Natasha pauses for a moment. "Well, we've decided to end our marriage. Cory and I, we are over."

Shane looks back up from his paper work and looks at Natasha. He is unsure of how to act. Should be show his joy? Or should he be compassionate. Regardless of what she is about to say, he knows that he has to be there for her. "What happened? Are you okay?"

"I am more than okay," Natasha says grabbing his hand. "Cory and I...we realized that we were hurting each other because we of other people."

"Robin?" he asks, hoping for another anser.

"Robin ... and you," Natasha smiles at him.

"Me?" Shane asks with a little grin on his face.

Natasha moves closer to him. "I've fallen in love with you Shane. I know you're one of my best..."

Before Natasha can finish her sentence, Shane kisses Natasha. The kiss quickly turns passionate. "I love you too," he whispers in-between kisses. "And I want to show you so badly."

"I want you too," Natasha says to him as she starts to take off his shirt.

Scene Six -- The Towers - Floor One; Kim, Jeff & Andy's Apartment

The guests sit and are enjoying Andy's dinner. The crab cakes were the started, the Asian beef stir-fry as the main course, and now a chocolate mousse for desert.

Victoria wipes her mouth with her napkin. "This was amazing Andy," she says returning her napkin back to her lap.

"I concur," Preston says. "Shall we toast the host?"

Reese stands up, "I think that's a great idea. To Andy, the most amazing guy I know and one hell of a cook!"

The crowd chimes in with their cheers. Andy's red face looks over at Reese and he winks. Trenyce catches the two of them having the brief moment and takes a deep breath. Andy feels his heart racing. This is the moment he has been looking for. The time where he can announce his homosexuality. The time where he can reveal his love for Reese. The time where he start living his life ... as himself. He stands up and looks down at Reese who smiles back at him. Andy feels his heart skip a beat looking at him. He knows that he is ready to be with Reese now.

Trenyce notices Andy standing up and panics. She wonders if this is the moment she has been waiting for. She sees Andy and Reese make eye contact; her heart sinks for a moment. She feels like she can’t breathe … she is about to lose her best friend; the only person that truly believes in her. She takes another breath, she knows what she has to do.

"I'd like to say something too," he says slowly. "Everyone as this table is very special to me in some way or form. I thank you all so much for coming here tonight, because I have something to share with you all. Something that I have wanted to tell you all for a long time. I'm done waiting and I'm ready to tell you," he says looking over at Reese, who can not contain his smile. "I'm ..."

As Andy continues to speak, Trenyce stands up. "We're having a baby!" she announces to the crowd. Gasps quickly emerge from the various guests. Reese's face turns from smile to horror in an instant.

Andy looks dumbfounded at Trenyce. She grabs his hand and places it on her stomach, "We're about three months into it. We couldn't want to tell everyone," she smiles. She leans over and hugs Andy. "You told me you'd always be there for me. Please, Andy," she whispers into his ear, hoping to convince him.

Daisy looks at Trenyce and then her eyes quickly glance over to Chris. She notices that he looks pale. He searches for his water glass and takes a long drink. His eyes quickly see Daisy's on him. Reese stands up from the table and rushes away.

"Reese," Andy says, exiting from the embrace with Trenyce.

"Don't, I'll go," Madeline says getting up and rushing away from the table to chase after her twin brother.

Kim stands up, oblivious to what is really going on, and moves over to Andy. "Congrats. I'm so happy for you guys," she says hugging Andy. "We'll have to talk about getting you your own place," she laughs, allowing others to laugh as well which helps to break some of tension that fills the room.

Andy fakes a smile and a laugh. "Yea, I guess so." Inside, he is confused as hell. A moment ago he was about to reveal his secret to everyone, now he is going to be a father ... to Trenyce's baby? He couldn't wait to be alone with her to get to the bottom of her story.

***

Outside, Madeline finds Reese sitting on a bench, tears fill his eyes. Madeline sits next to him and puts her arm around him. "Are you okay?"

Reese looks at his sister and continues to sob. His head falls into her shoulder as she comforts him. "Everything has been a lie," he says to her. Reese doesn't know what to think right now. All he knows is that Andy has been playing him for a fool the entire time. Andy isn't gay ... he was experimenting with me, Reese cries to himself.

***

Upstairs, most of the guests have started to depart. Andy and Trenyce find themselves alone in his bedroom. Andy hears Kim say the final goodbye and the door closes, so he feels comfortable to stay talking with her.

"What the hell are you thinking?" Andy says frustrated to Trenyce, determined to get to the truth.

"I'm sorry Andy, I didn't know what else to do," she says trying not to cry, and trying to conceal her voice from Kim and Jeff in the other room.

"I'm not the father of this baby! I'm not!" he shouts in a whispered voice.

"I know. You kept saying you would be there for me. I need you so much right now. I didn't know what else to do."

Andy looks at Trenyce and suddenly feels bad for her. He knows she didn’t ask for her mother to be taken away from her at such a young age. And he can only imagine what it's like living in another home that is falling apart. He takes a deep breath. “Do you know what I was going to do tonight? Did you?”

Trenyce looks at Andy and for the first time she realizes that he is in love with Reese; he really is gay and he does want to be with another man. A tear streams down her cheek. “I’m so sorry Andy. I … I don’t know what to say. Other than I just need you. I need you to help me. You’re the only friend I have.”

Andy hugs Trenyce. “Oh T,” he says as she sobs into his arms. “You have to be honest with me. Who is the father?”

Trenyce looks up at Andy. She is scared. Can she tell him the truth without him judging her?

“If you want my help, I have to know,” he says to her looking into her watery eyes.

Trenyce takes a deep breath. “It’s Chris. I … I slept with my uncle.”

Andy is left shocked by the words Trenyce just spoke to him. “This was a part of your plan, right? That thing with your Mom?” Trenyce just nods her head as more tears fall from her eyes.

“I realize now that it was a mistake Andy. I’m scared he’ll take my baby away from me. Please, please say you’ll help me,” Trenyce pleads.

Andy looks at her again. He thinks back to seeing Reese’s face go from pure joy to hell as Trenyce made her announcement. ‘I can make him understand,’ Andy tells himself. He knows that Chris would go after Trenyce if he knew the truth. “Okay. Okay Trenyce, I’ll help you.”

Trenyce gets a huge smile on her face. “Oh my god, you’re the best!” she says hugging him. “I promise … no more lies, or tricks.”

“We’ll get through this, okay?” Andy promises to her as they hug.

***

In the parking lot, Daisy runs over to Chris' car as he is about to get in. "Hey, do you need a lift?" he asks her as she approaches the car.

"No, I have my car," Daisy says to him coldly. "I wanted to see how relieved you are.”

"Relieved?"

"That you're not the father of Trenyce's baby. Must be comforting to you," Daisy glares at him as she turns and walks away.

Chris slams his car door shut, horrified that Daisy does know the truth about his affair with Trencye. "Could it be possible?" Chris asks himself as he wonders what he should do next.

Scene Seven -- The Glubbs House; Shane's Home

Natasha and Shane lay in his large king size bed, sweat glistening their bodies as they lay in the aftermath of making mad, passionate love.

"I can't believe this is actually happening," Shane smiles as he holds Natasha in his arms.

"Me either," she whispers back. She turns her head to look up at him. "But I'm really happy that it is."

"Mmm, me too," he says kissing her. "I love you so much. I will never, ever let you go."

"I'm counting on it," she purrs at him.

Scene Eight -- The Wilkins Estate; Preston, Olivia & Reese's Home

"Some night," Olivia says shutting the car door and looking over at Preston.

"I'd say. I was half expecting Andy to come out of the closet not announce he got some girl knocked up," Preston reveals to his wife.

"Me too actually. Guess we don't know Andy that well after all."

"Reese was pretty upset about it," Preston says. "I don't like that."

"I'll talk to him in the morning," Olivia replies as she enters the house. She turns on the light in the hallway and quickly sees a light on in the den.

"Odd, I wonder if Reese is already home? There's a light on in the den."

Preston arches his eyebrow. "I'll check it out. Wait here."

Olivia gets butterflies in her stomach as she watches Preston walk towards the den. Preston enters the den and sees Cassie sitting in the large leather chair, drinking some scotch.

"Oh you're home. Good, I need your help," she smiles at Preston as she takes a drink of water.

Olivia soon enters the den. "Who the hell are you?"

"Cassie Nova. And you guys are Preston and Olivia. Yea, remember, we met at Adam and Olivia's wedding? I promised not tell that you guys were there when you weren‘t invited."

"I'm calling the police," Preston retorts as he walks over to the telephone.

"Yes, please do. I've solved the mystery!"

"What are you talking about?" Olivia demands to know.

"You guys are bank robbers. I have proof."

Preston hangs up the phone and glares at Cassie. After all these years of hiding the truth, someone has figured it out. His mind is racing as what he should do. Should he lie again? Should he see what the proof is? As a lawyer, he likes to go by facts … but he doesn’t think he would have enough time to cover his tracks.

"So either you guys do what I say, or I'll call the police."

"What do you want?" Olivia asks as she looks at Preston, trying to read her husband.

"I'd thought you'd never ask," Cassie says as a wicked smile appears on her face.

Scene Nine -- Madeline's Condo

"Thanks for letting me spend the night here," Reese tells his sister as they enter the guest bedroom.

"Anytime," Madeline says. "Try to get a good night sleep, okay? And remember that I‘m just down the hallway if you need anything Reese."

“Thanks Maddie,” Reese says looking back at his sister as she closes the door to the bedroom. Reese lays down on the bed. Tears fill his eyes once again. How could Andy betray him like this? Why wasn't Andy honest with him? Was Andy just an experiment this entire time? Reese can not escape these questions. He remembers the night in Milwaukee with Andy; their first time making love to each other. It felt so real. Andy couldn’t have faked all those moments together … could he? Reese doesn’t know what to think. All he knows is that his heart is broken because of Andy. And right now, the only thing making him feel better is sobbing into the pillow in which he lays on.

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