Breathe You in Forever
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: February 23, 2022
Theme song: "Hallucinate" Dua Lipa
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Tower's; Floor Eight; Victoria's Condo
"She's sleeping," Eva tells Donovan as she closes the door to Victoria's bedroom door and looks at her son in concern. They had arrived at Victoria's condo after receiving an urgent message from her to come over; when they arrived, Victoria admitted to them that she saw a woman in her condo; when they pressed her about who the woman was, Victoria admitted that she saw Brandy, her alter ego. Eva and Donovan were horrified and realized that something is very wrong with Victoria, the only question is: what is it? "Hopefully with some rest she will feel better."
"I am not sure that this is something that sleep can cure, Mom," Donovan replies to her as he runs his hand through his hair. "I have never seen her like that before. Seeing Brandy, her alter ego, in the living room? What the hell is going on?"
"I wish I knew," Eva admits to him. "But, I agree, this is getting serious. Do you think this is confirmation that she has split again? Do you think that this was Victoria telling us that Brandy is back?"
"Last time she split, when Victoria emerged, she pleaded for help and Brandy would return and take back control of her mind," Donovan reminds his mother. "That certainly didn't happen this time. So, I am not sure what to make of this."
"I think it's time that we seek medical help," Eva looks back at her son. "I don't think we can do this alone. We need help."
Donovan nods back to her. "I agree, we have to get Victoria help. She can't go on this way."
The Victor's Mansion
"Ah, there's a fire going," Daisy observes as she moves into the living room of the lavish mansion that she is staying in with Brett, which is still odd to her because she lived there for so many years while being married to Vinny. She is freezing cold because the winter air is still cool and crisp, so she is glad there is a fire roaring to help warm her up. "Thank goodness."
Vinny turns from sipping his scotch and looks at his ex-wife, quickly telling himself to answer to anytime she refers to him as Brett as he is still pretending to be his brother. "It's a cold night, huh?"
"You can say that again," she says as she rubs her hands together over the flames.
"How about I get you a drink? It might help warm you up."
"Sure, that would be lovely," Daisy turns to face him. "Red wine, maybe?"
"Your wish is my command," Vinny smiles back to her.
"You're in a good mood," Daisy observes back to her housemate while he pours a glass of wine. "After our conversation the other day, I wasn't sure you'd want me around much longer."
Vinny recalls how Daisy confronted him about Tyler's claims that he was sneaking out of Victoria's condo and then he told Tyler to mind his own business and to focus on Felicia instead of him. He thought he was able to cover but now Daisy is bringing it up again, which makes him wonder if she still has more questions about what happened.
"We are fine," he moves up to her and passes her the glass of wine. "I told you my side of the story and you seemingly believed me. Unless "
"No, I do believe you," Daisy nods back to him. "I happened to see Tyler and told him the same thing. I believe you, Brett."
Vinny smiles back to her. "I really appreciate that Daisy," he looks into her eyes. "After everything we went through last year with being trapped together, I feel close to you. You know that."
"I do and that is a big part of why I believe you."
"Man, I want to kiss you right now," he chuckles to her, which causes her to blush. "I haven't done that since before you and Tyler broke up."
Daisy giggles back to him. "Which is ironic because then it would have been bad; now, there is nothing to hold you back."
Vinny moves up and kisses his ex-wife on the lips. It lingers for a moment before their lips part ways. "I think it's time we take this to the next level," he looks into her eyes.
"And, by next level, you mean, what?"
"Go on a date with me," Vinny replies to her quickly. "A real date, Daisy? What do you say?"
"I'd like that very much," Daisy finds herself nodding back to him. "Let's plan this date!"
"I needed that," Tyler gasps for some air as he lays in the large king-size, fresh from his climax with Natasha laying next to him as they just finished making love. "It had been a very long day."
"I am glad that we could offer each other some great stress relief," she purrs back to him as she runs her finger over his muscular chest. "Cause, I definitely needed you too."
"Yea? You had a long day?"
"Ugh, you have no idea," Natasha leans up in the bed and looks over at her lover. "Roboto is a mess right now; we are desperately trying to come up with a new line or product that will help with the cash flow problems we have since Cassie stole our money. The only problem is, we never seem to get any work done because Robbie and I can't seem to get along right now."
"Our relationship is hurting your business relationship with your brother, isn't it?" Tyler sighs back to her, knowing that Robbie wasn't pleased that Natasha was seeing him.
"It's deeper than that," Natasha admits to him. "He knows that I am not supportive of his relationship with Kim. So, it seems like we are letting our personal lives impact the business."
"That's really tough," Tyler nods back to her. "And, I don't think there is an easy solution."
"There's not," Natasha agrees with him. "Unless he leaves Kim and I leave you, which doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon."
"Good answer," he leans in and kisses her. "I do wonder if quitting Robertson Enterprises was the best idea that I've ever had. I get that my Dad wasn't happy about us but if I am honest, I miss that drive and creative outlet."
"I'm sure your Dad would take you back if you wanted to go back," Natasha tells him. "In fact, that might be the olive branch he is waiting for?"
"Yea, maybe?" Tyler leans back into his pillow. "I guess there's only one way to find out?"
Eva rushes into the restaurant and looks to go to the bar as she needs a drink following seeing Victoria's breakdown at her condo. As she moves towards the bar, she is encountered by Dominick, who is approaching his wife.
"I'm glad I ran into you," he tells his wife as he moves up to her. "We need to talk."
"What is it, Dominick? What's happened now?"
"Nothing that serious," Dominick waves his hand back to her. "But, I spoke to Felicia about your theory that she is off her medication and I can tell you that she is taking her pills; in fact, she took one in front of me."
"Great," Eva sighs back to him as she rolls her eyes. "I'm glad that it all worked out."
"What's wrong? You don't seem yourself?"
"I have other things on my mind right now besides your ex-wife and her damn medication, Dominick!" Eva snaps back to him. "But of course, all you care about is Felicia. Somethings never change!"
"Look, do me a favor?" Dominick huffs back to his wife. "Stay away from Felicia, the last thing she needs is more stress in her life."
"Believe me," Eva glares back at him. "The last thing I want is to be around your crazy ex-wife!"
Meanwhile, at the table that Felicia is sharing with Dominick, she opens her purse and pulls out her pill bottle. She puts a tablet in her hand and then picks up her glass of water to swallow it down with.
"There," she tells herself as she sets her glass back down on the table. "I've taken my medication. I must ensure that I get back to normal; I can't let Dominick see me shaking anymore. I have to get back on solid ground."
She goes to pick up her water again but notices that her hand is starting to tremble heavily. She uses her right hand to try to stop her left from shaking but it doesn't work. "Damn it," she whispers to herself. "What the hell is wrong with me? Why aren't my pills working?"
"You made it seem important when you asked me to join you for a drink tonight," Shane tells Helen as they sit across from one another at a table in the far back corner of the restaurant. Shane recalls how he was visiting baby Dominique earlier in the day when he happened to see Adam and Robin share a kiss; in his mind, at the time, he thought about the last time he saw Helen when she suggested that they do something to break the couple up. He hasn't been able to stop thinking about that and then, he happened to get the message from Helen to have a drink with her. "Do I even have to ask what this is about?"
Helen picks up her chardonnay and looks back at the doctor. "I suppose you know what is on my mind already?"
"Adam and Robin?" Shane guesses with a chuckle back to her.
"Bingo," Helen replies to him quickly. "I am assuming that you've seen Robin since she moved back in with Adam?"
"I'm there almost every day," Shane reveals to her. "I have to see my daughter, so I go there because it is easier than Robin bringing Domi to my house."
"And, your daughter is doing well?" Helen asks as Shane nods back to her. "Good, I'm so glad that she is on the road to recovery."
"You and I both."
"Still, it must be difficult seeing Robin with Adam every time you go to see your child."
"You have no idea," Shane admits to her with a heavily sigh. "I'm always walking down stairs and seeing them kissing or in an embrace. I don't know how much more of it I can handle."
"I overheard something today," Helen reveals to him as he takes a sip of his beer. "Max was telling Dawn that Adam told him that Adam is planning to re-propose to Robin; he finally wants to marry her, so they can be a family."
"Suppose that's not a huge surprise," Shane replies to her. "They, technically, are still engaged."
"I know," Helen rolls her eyes. "It just means that time is running out, Shane. If we are going to do something to break up Adam and Robin, we have to do it sooner rather than later."
"You're right about that."
Helen looks back at him in surprise. "Does that mean you're in? You'll help me think of a way to split them up?"
Shane finds himself nodding back to her. "I'm in," he whispers back to her. "It's time that we get Adam and Robin away from one another once and for all."
At another table in the middle of the restaurant, Brooke, Cheresa, Greg and Abby are all sitting together having a later dinner with one another. Brooke and Greg have been trying to have more family time with their daughter since Brad was murdered; they realize how important it is to spend time with loved ones while they can. And, Greg knows that he must talk to Abby about something very important that can't wait.
"Abby, you've barely touched your chicken parmesan," Brooke notes back to her daughter, who is picking at her food. "Are you alright?"
"I'm fine, I guess," Abby replies to her family. "I guess, it has just been a difficult week or so for me."
"It is okay if you're feeling down," Cheresa tells her sister. "You've gone through so much, it is okay to have down days, weeks, hell even months."
"Cheresa is right," Greg tells his daughter. "Getting over losing a child is something that takes time, trust me, your mother and I are going through that right now. And, on top of it, you've lost your brother too."
"I am sorry that I am making this about myself," Abby looks back at her family. "I know that you also just lost Brad. Man, I'm being so selfish."
"Nonsense," Brooke replies to her quickly. "We are all grieving, that's why we are together right now. We have to get through this as a family, otherwise none of us will survive."
"I do have to discuss something with you, though," Greg looks back at Abby. "It's about baby Olly."
Abby's eyes light up at hearing the child's name. "Olly? Is he here?"
"No, he's not," Brooke replies to her quickly.
"We are concerned about how close you are becoming to him," Greg tells her. "We don't want you to develop feelings for the child in replacement of those you have for Sonny."
Abby feels her eyes swell with water. "I'm not, I swear," she bites her lower lip. "It's just he brings me joy right now. He's probably the only thing that does!"
"But, he has parents and a family of his own," Greg continues to calmly tell her. "We have to respect that."
"Damnit," Abby throws her napkin on the table. "The one thing that makes me happy and everyone wants to take it away from me! This doesn't seem fair!"
Before Greg, Brooke or Cheresa can reply, Abby stands up and rushes away from the table. "Abby," Cheresa calls out, trying to get her to stop.
"Let her go," Brooke tells her daughter. "She needs time alone. She has to understand what we are saying is for her own good."
"I hope that does understand that," Cheresa looks back at her parents. "Because, from where I stand, she just got her world rocked all over again."
Tower's; Floor One; Andy's Condo
Andy quickly finishes tiding up the living room as he knows that Nicholas will be home soon, and he doesn't want his work papers to be laying around for his boyfriend when he arrives. He was at the at his office at the Sun but wasn't feeling overly productive, so he came home; but he still doesn't want Nicholas to have to deal with his mess.
He looks over at the door when he hears it opening and smiles when he sees his boyfriend. "Welcome home babe," Andy grins over to Nicholas, who comes up to him and hugs him.
"Thanks," Nicholas replies as he gives him a quick kiss. "How was your day?"
"Not bad, we can talk about over dinner if you'd like?"
"I'd like that," Nicholas nods back to him. "But first, there's something I have to tell you and it can't wait."
Andy looks back at him with an arched eyebrow. "What is it?"
Suddenly, Meggan appears behind Nicholas. "It's something we should have told you about weeks ago," she says to Andy. "It's about Clayton Hughes, the man who looks like Reese."
Andy feels the blood drain from his face. "You found Reese? You found him? My God, this is amazing! I'll finally get the answers I've been seeking!"
"Andy, please," Nicholas replies to him as he looks over at Meggan uneasily. "Let's us finish, okay? And please, brace yourself because what we have to tell you is not good news."
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