It's Time for a Throwback
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: Feburary 11, 2022
Theme song: "Velvet" Adam Lambert
on One Day at a Time
"Where is Olly and Donovan this afternoon?" Meggan asks her brother as she moves over to the bar and pours herself a cup of water. She hasn't seen her nephew all day, so she is curious about his whereabouts.
"I think they went for a walk," Lukas tells his sister. "Donovan took the day off to spend it with Olly. I think they are on the pier enjoying some fresh air."
"The pier?" Meggan asks him back quickly. "I hope they are safe with the Rose Peddle killer still on the loose."
"I told him to be careful," Lukas says back to his sister. "And, it's day time, I can't imagine anything would happen during the day. There could be too many witnesses."
"That's a good point," she agrees with him. "I guess this entire situation as me on edge."
"The entire city is on edge," Lukas says back to her. "Even I have been edgier lately."
"Really? Is something more than just the serial killer troubling you?"
Lukas sighs back to her as he thinks about how Donovan recently let Abby see baby Olly again behind his back. He doesn't want Abby to get an unhealthy attachment to Olly while she is grieving her own son and Brad, but Donovan seems to think that being around Olly might help her.
"It is Olly."
"Olly? What about my nephew? He's not sick, is he?" Meggan asks him in concern.
"No, he's perfectly healthy," Lukas shakes his head back to her. "It's Abby Lawson; she is my concern."
"Abby, why would she be a concern?"
"Donovan has been letting her see Olly," Lukas explains to her. "He thinks that it might be helping her with her grief over losing her own son."
"That's sweet of him I suppose," Meggan replies to him. "Why do I get the feeling that you think differently?"
"Because," Lukas turns to face his sister. "I'm worried that while she is grieving her own son she will grow an unhealthy attachment to Olly. The last thing I want is for Olly to be confused or give Abby an unhealthy relationship with my son."
"I can see your point of view," Meggan tells him. "But, I would try to give Donovan the benefit of the doubt; the last thing he would ever do is put Olly in any sort of dangerous situation. He loves that little boy so much."
"I know, so do I," Lukas nods back to her. "That's why I don't want Abby around my son. I just have a bad feeling about it, a feeling that I can't explain."
Donovan slowly walks down the pier while he pushes Olly's stroller. He is grateful that most of the snow is off the pier, so he can walk comfortably with the baby during the brisk afternoon. He really wanted to get some air while he tries to clear his head about the on-going issue between him and Lukas surrounding Abby seeing Olly; he still thinks that their son is helping the young woman who just lost her child, but his husband doesn't want her to get an unhealthy attachment to Olly.
"What are we going to do, huh, buddy?" Donovan asks his son, who is fast asleep in his stroller. "I don't want there to be any issues with your Dad, but I also still feel awful for Abby. She really likes you, Olly."
He looks up and happens to notice Abby sitting on a bench looking out at the river, which is still mostly frozen. He pauses and wonders if he should approach her, but he finds himself moving up to her when he sees her move a tissue to her eye.
"Abby, hey, are you okay?" he asks arriving at the bench.
Abby turns quickly to him and tries to wipe her eyes. "Donovan, hi," she replies quickly to him. "What are you doing out here?"
"Olly and I decided we should go for a walk," Donovan tells her. "The fresh air and the water always help me clear my head."
"Funny, that's what I was trying to do as well," she admits to him. "I guess I just got lost in my thoughts about Sonny, Brad and just how my life is a mess right now."
Donovan sits next to her and puts his hand on her leg. "You know this pain won't last forever, right? One day, it will get a little easier and the next day will get easier after that."
"That's what everyone keeps telling me," Abby replies to him. "I just feel like I am I am in this dark cloud and there's no end in sight of this storm."
"Oh Abby," Donovan puts his arm around as she starts to weep a little. "I have someone who might make you feel better."
She looks back at him with a sparkle in her eye. "Olly? Can I see him?"
"Yea, you can," Donovan finds himself saying, immediately thinking about Lukas in the back of his mind. "He's sleeping, but you can hold him for a few minutes."
"I'd like that very much," Abby says with a smile on her face as another tear falls down her cheek.
"Thanks for those budget files," Nicholas tells Cory as they stand together in his office at the One Day House. Nicholas has to review the final budget documents, so they know what to expect for the rest of the fiscal year. "I need to finalize by the end of the week."
"I made the budget a priority since I knew you needed it," Cory replies to him quickly. "Oh, by the way, that fellow is gone."
Nicholas looks back at him in surprise. "Which fellow?"
"The one that I told you about," Cory tells him quickly. "The one who looks like Reese Wilkins."
Nicholas feels the blood drain from his face as he realizes that Clayton has left the One Day House; he has no idea where he would have disappeared too or why he would have left, but he realizes that Andy hasn't had a chance to meet with him yet, and now he may never get the chance.
"You're not saying anything? Are you okay?" Cory asks him quickly. "What's going on?"
Nicholas sighs back to him. "Clayton Hughes," he tells Cory. "That is his name. I guess I'm troubled because Andy was looking for him to try to see why he looked like Reese and now he's gone."
"I see," Cory nods back to him. "Maybe he will come back?"
Nicholas uneasily looks back at him. "Yea, maybe? I guess I am worried about what Andy will say about all of this."
"My advice?" Cory looks back at him. "Be honest with Andy; he should know what is going on before he hears it from someone else."
Jeff puts a lid on his latte and is about to leave the coffee house and head into the office when he spots Leah sitting at the window bar by herself. He looks at his ex-wife and immediately wonders if she and Cory are still planning to have a child together; he realizes that Meggan was upset with him for caring about this, but he can't help but be curious as he has been the only one to father Leah's children so far. He recalls how he told Meggan that he would move on from this but, he still help but be curious about this.
"Hey, I'm surprised you're not at the office already," Jeff tells her as he moves up to her.
Leah looks back at him and smiles to him. "I thought I would treat myself to a decaf before I headed in."
"A decaf, huh?" he asks her back. "I know you're supposed to avoid caffeine while you're pregnant "
Leah chuckles back to him. "I am not pregnant, Jeff," she tells him quickly. "But, I am hoping that soon enough I will be."
"Ah," Jeff uneasily nods back to her. "So, that means you and Cory are still planning to have a baby?"
"We got the green light to try," Leah informs him. "The doctor said that I am healthy enough that I should be able to carry a child to term."
Jeff finds himself forcing a smile on his face. "That's great news Leah, I am really happy for you."
"Robbie is livid with me," Kim tells Natasha as she looks up from her laptop as she sits behind the main desk in the Roboto office as Natasha pours herself a cup of coffee from the bar. "He realized that I knew about you and Tyler's affair long before your little announcement the other night."
"You kept a secret from him," Natasha purses her lips together. "He has every right to be skeptical about you, Kim. This isn't the first time, nor will it be the last time, that you keep a secret from him."
"I kept your damn secret to try to keep the peace with this family!" Kim slaps her computer shut as she stands up from her chair. "But do you realize that? No, of course not!"
"You try to act like you keeping my secret was for the benefit of the family, but I know you wanted to hold something over my head," Natasha replies to her. "And now, you can't."
Before Kim can reply, Robbie opens the door to the office and moves inside. He immediately notices his sister and fiancé and realizes that they were in the middle of something. "I'm not interrupting anything, am I?"
"Of course, not darling," Kim moves up to him and tries to give him a quick kiss. Robbie kisses her but quickly pulls back, which causes Natasha to smirk. "We were just about to discuss the new campaign."
"I looked over the files," Robbie replies to them. "And, I am on board with everything that was presented."
"Great, I'll write the memo to proceed," Natasha looks back at him. "I'm glad that we can agree on something."
"For this file, yes," Robbie replies to her. "But, in terms of your love life, we have a very different opinion of what is right and wrong."
"Oh God," Natasha groans back to him. "My personal life is just that, my personal life."
"You'd be wise to remember that the next time that you come after my relationship with Kim!"
"Hey!" Kim yells at the squabbling siblings. "Save your petty fighting for home, while we are here we need to focus on Roboto. You both need to realize that."
"Hey, it's nice to see you back at work," Tyler tells Daisy as he moves into the breakroom at Robertson Enterprises and sees his ex-girlfriend making herself a coffee. He knows that Daisy has had some time off to deal with everything that is going on in her life.
"I realized that I need to have a purpose again," she replies to him quickly. "And, it gets me out of the house."
"Ah yes," Tyler nods back to her. "You're living with Brett again, aren't you?"
"For the time being," Daisy tells him. "I barely see him though, he's busy and so am I. I must admit though, I do feel safe there with the killer on the loose."
"Are you sure you don't have anywhere else to go?" Tyler asks her quickly.
"Why? What is going on?"
Tyler sighs back to her. "There's no easy way to tell you this," he begins to tell her. "But, I saw Brett coming out of Victoria's condo; not coming out of it, sneaking out of it. When I spoke to Victoria, she claimed she was having a nap. It didn't make sense to me why Brett would be coming out of Vic's condo when she was napping, so I told Eva and Donovan what I saw."
Daisy shakes her head back to him in confusion. "Okay? So he was visiting her and she fell asleep after? I'm not sure it's cause for concern."
"There's more," Tyler admits to her. "Brett cornered me earlier and told me to mind my own business and to focus on my mother. Why would he do that if he wasn't hiding something?"
"You should focus on Felicia?" Daisy asks him. "Is your mother okay?"
"As far as I know," Tyler nods back to her. "Look, I'm only telling you this because I want you to watch yourself around Brett. I have no evidence, but I think he's up to something. I just don't know what it is yet."
Felicia scurries into Dominick's office and looks around the empty space. She was hoping to find Dominick there because she has to talk to him; she has started taking her medication again, but she has noticed that her hand is still shaking. She has no idea what is going but it is starting to scare her.
She, at first, was just going off her medication to try to be rationale with everything going on in her family, however, she soon realized that her shaking was making it worse, so she started taking her medication again, only nothing is helping.
"What is happening to me?" she asks herself as she looks at her shaking hand. "I am back on my medication? This shaking should stop?"
She moves over to the bar and tries to pour herself a cup of water but her shaking hand is moving so much that she drops it and it shatters on the floor. "Damn it!" she screams out loud.
"Hey, what's going on in here?" Dominick asks as he opens the door and sees his ex-wife trembling in the office. Immediately, he thinks back to his conversation with Eva earlier in the day when she suggested that Felicia could be the Rose Peddle killer if she was off her medication. He hasn't been able to stop thinking about this theory even though he can't believe that Felicia would kill anyone. "Felicia, are you okay?"
"Yes," she lies to him. "I'm just so upset about everything that is going on right now, that I accidently dropped the glass. I'm so sorry."
"It's okay," Dominick comes up to her and pulls her into a hug. "Accidents happen, the cleaning staff can take care of the mess."
"Thank you for saying that," she tells him. "With Tyler's news, this Cassie and Max situation and you and Eva, I guess I'm just feeling overwhelmed."
Dominick holds her for a moment. "You're not alone in this Felicia," he whispers to her. "I'm sorry this is overwhelming you, but you have me to lean on. Please tell me you understand that? Please tell me that you are okay?"
Felicia lets a tear fall down her cheek. "I'm trying to be," she admits to him. "I am really trying to be."
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