Full of Such Trepidation
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: February 27, 2022
Theme song: "With You" Mariah Carey
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Tower's; Floor One; Andy's Condo
"I'm not sure I truly understand," Andy admits as he looks back at Nicholas and Meggan as they stand in the living room of his condo. Nicholas and Meggan just revealed to him that they had news about Clayton Hughes, the man who looks like Reese; Andy immediately believed that they had found the Reese lookalike, but Nicholas just told his boyfriend that he had to brace himself as the news wasn't good. "What could possibly have to tell me that isn't good news about finding the man who looks like my dead husband?"
Nicholas sighs heavily as he looks over at Meggan, who gives him a nod of approval. He knows that he must tell Andy the truth; it is something he should have done months ago. He knows that he has to put away his insecurities and just be honest.
"The man who looks like Reese, his name is Clayton Hughes," Nicholas begins to explain to him. "I've spoken to him face to face."
"As have I," Meggan tells Andy. She can feel the tension in the air but she is glad that Nicholas is finally going to be honest with Andy.
"That's great!" Andy says with a smile on his face. "Where is he? When I can see him? When can I talk to him?"
"That's the thing," Nicholas uneasily says back to his lover. "He's disappeared again. We have no idea where he went."
"I don't understand! Why did he run away? Where did you talk to him?"
"He was at the One Day House," Nicholas reveals to him. "Cory told me that he saw him at the house and I spoke to him a couple of weeks ago."
Andy looks back at him in shock. "A couple of weeks ago? You spoke to this guy weeks ago and you didn't tell me? How long have you known where Clayton was staying, Nicholas? And why the hell didn't you tell me?"
The Tower's; The Penthouse;
"You have tired me out tonight," Leah grins over to Cory, who is crawling out of the bed as they just finished making love again. They have been going at it, almost nonstop, in hopes of getting pregnant. Leah, while not complaining, almost feels like a teenager again with the amount of sex that she has been getting lately.
Cory turns and chuckles back to her as he slips his grey sweat pants over his naked body. "You're keeping up just fine," he winks back to her. "I think I'm going to have a quick shower before bed."
"Okay," she says with a slight yawn. "I'm cozy in here, so I might be asleep by the time you get back."
"Sweet dreams," he smiles to her. "See you in the morning."
Cory dims the lights as he moves into the washroom and closes the door behind himself. Leah shuts her eyes as she lays in the large bed and quickly falls asleep.
Leah's mind immediately starts to dream, however. Leah's body is back standing in a room and she can hear a baby crying. She looks around the room but doesn't seeing the crying infant.
"Where are you?" she cries out as she looks for the baby. "I can't help you if I can't find you!"
The volume of the crying increases until Leah is forced to put her hands over ears. "Where are you?" she cries out in her dream.
Suddenly, Leah sits up in the bed with a light sweat on her forehead. She looks around the room and realizes that she is back in Cory's bedroom. She slowly lays back down as she tries to get her heartrate under control. "Why am I dreaming about a baby crying? What is going on with me?" she asks herself as she pulls the blankets up closer to her.
"How are you doing?" Daisy asks Trenyce as they sit side by side in the living room of the Victors mansion. Trenyce stopped by to see her Aunt since she is staying with Brett in the Victors mansion; Daisy had moved back in with Trenyce but they both left the house after Brad was killed on New Year's Eve. "I can't imagine what you've been going through since New Year's."
"It's been a struggle," Trenyce admits to her as she takes a sip of her tea. "The killer wanted me dead, not Brad. The fact that he saved me but died in the process I don't know if I will ever get over that."
"Has Simona Lopez uncovered anything at all about the killer?"
"Not to my knowledge," Trenyce shakes her head back to her. "She did tell me that I could move back into the house though. I'm just not sure I'm ready."
"You can't stay with Tyler forever?" Daisy asks her back.
"You're right, I can't," Trenyce agrees with her. "Andrew actually offered me to move in with him, but his apartment is so small."
"What if Andrew moves into the house with you? You'd have more room and maybe you'd feel safer with someone there?" Daisy suggests to her.
"That's a good call," Trenyce nods back to her. "I'll run it by him and see what he says. Anyways, how are you? I'm sure it's odd being back in this mansion with Brett?"
Daisy uneasily chuckles back to her as she thinks about the time she was married to Vinny and living in this mansion. "It does have a sense of déjà vu, I must admit," Daisy tells her. "But, Brett is not Vinny; but it does feel odd at times."
"You two grew close while trapped together, huh?"
"You can say that," Daisy nods back to her. "We went through is something that the two of us can share and can only really understand."
"I can appreciate that, I still want you to watch yourself," Trenyce tells her. "He was working with Dave all those years ago, so there is a side to Brett that is dark, just like his brothers."
Daisy uneasily smiles back to her. "I believe he has changed," she tells her niece. "I think Brett is a good man."
Trenyce arches her eyebrow back to her Daisy. "What are you saying?"
Daisy sighs a little. "I've agreed to a date with him," she reveals to Trenyce. "I'm going to see if there is something between us."
"Oh Daisy," Trenyce grabs her hand. "I know I can't change your mind about this "
"You're right, you can't," Daisy chuckles back to her.
"But please, be careful," Trenyce warns her Aunt. "The last thing I want is to see you get hurt."
Tyler quickly moves up to the front door of his father's office at Robertson Enterprises and takes a deep breath. He was with Natasha earlier in the evening and admitted to his lover that he was having second thoughts about quitting working for his father; she suggested that he ask Dominick for his job back, which might be the olive branch that they both needed to help get past Dominick's disappointment with Tyler's relationship with Natasha. He didn't want to wait until the morning to see if could get his job back, so he came to the office to discuss with his father. He slowly opens the door and sees his father sitting behind his desk.
"Burning the midnight oil, I see," Tyler says as he moves into the office, which causes Dominick to look up from his paper work.
"I had a long day and didn't get much work done," Dominick replies to him quickly. "So, I came back after I saw that your mother was home and safe."
"Is something going on with Mom that I should know about?" Tyler asks him quickly.
"I think she is just dealing with a lot of stress right now," Dominick reveals to him. "I think with some rest, she will be fine."
"I'll make sure she is stress free at home," Tyler nods back to him. "Listen, I was hoping you and I could have a talk. Can I pour you a drink we have a heart to heart?"
"Of course, son."
Tyler moves back to the bar and pours two brandys. He moves back to the desk and passes his father one of the drinks. "I have been thinking," Tyler looks over at his father. "Maybe I jumped the gun."
Dominick takes a slow sip of his drink and nods back to him. "Jumped the gun? What do you think you jumped the gun on, Tyler?"
"Quitting Robertson Enterprises," Tyler looks back at him before he takes a sip of the drink. "It has only been a couple of days and I already miss everything about working here."
Dominick chuckles back to him. "I knew that you'd end up feeling that way," he tells his son. "You're a Robertson, this company is in your blood son."
"I was hoping that I could come back to work here? Let me prove myself to be a valued member of this family, Dad."
Dominick sighs back to him as he sets his glass down on his desk. "I'm afraid it's not that easy."
"But, you just said ?"
"I meant every word of what I said, Tyler," Dominick looks back at him. "However, right now, you are putting this family and our legacy in grave danger by getting involved with Natasha Calimo. I don't trust that family and with good reason. So, as long as you are involved with that woman, you will not be returning to this company. If you want to prove yourself to be a valued member of this family, you can start by ending your relationship with her."
"There you are," Kim says as she pours herself a glass of red wine from the bar in the living room of the Calimo mansion as she notices Robbie entering the room. She hasn't seen much of her fiancé during the day because she knows that he still isn't happy with her for keeping Tyler and Natasha's relationship a secret; the truth is, she didn't say anything because she desperately wanted to ensure that there was peace in the family, which is not always the case. "I'm just having a glass of merlot; would you like one?"
"Yea, that'd be nice," Robbie tells her as he moves to the fire and looks into the flames. "Did you have a nice day?"
"For the most part," she moves closer to him. "Not as dramatic as yesterday at the office with you and Natasha. But, I did miss seeing you today. I hope you're not still upset with me for not telling you about Natasha and Tyler. You have to understand that I only kept it to myself to try to have some peace in this family for a change."
Robbie sighs and looks back at her. "I know," he nods to her. "Once the initial shock wore off, I realized that you were just trying to protect us all from more drama. I don't blame you, if I am upset with anyone, it is with Natasha for getting involved with Tyler."
"Oh Robbie," Kim puts her hand on his firm chest. "We need to be supportive of her if we want her to be supportive of our relationship. I'd love to get married sooner than later but have your sister's support while we do it."
Robbie leans in and kisses her, while Natasha watches from the entry of the living room. Seeing her brother and Kim kiss, Natasha turns away as she doesn't want to have another interaction with them tonight.
"How about we out our wedding date for sooner rather than later," Robbie looks into her eyes. "Then, we can focus on Natasha and getting Roboto back up and running smoothly?"
"I love the way you think," Kim purses her lips together.
In the foyer, Natasha starts to move back to the staircase as the wheels in her head start to turn about how she could possibly stop Robbie from marrying Kim. "I have to think of something," she tells herself. "Robbie can't marry Kim; I can't allow that to happen."
Lawson Estate; Greg, Brooke, Abby & Cheresa's Home
"I am glad that you're home safely," Brooke announces to Abby as she moves into the living room of the Lawson estate wearing a silk robe. She recalls how Abby quickly departed their family dinner at the Pampa Grill earlier after Greg suggested that she was growing too close to baby Olly; the last thing anyone wants is for Abby to turn her grief for Sonny into an unhealthy attraction to Olly. "With the Rose Peddle killer still on the loose, I don't like the idea of you being alone at night."
"I came right home," Abby moves to the bar and pours herself some vodka. "I just needed to get away from everyone. I felt like I was suffocating."
"You know sweetheart," Brooke comes up behind her and puts her hands-on Abby's shoulders. "You're allowed to feel that way. Just know that your father and I, and even Cheresa, we are all just trying to pull through this without too many battle scars."
Abby turns around and faces her mother. "You know, it's not just that I feel like I am losing Olly," she bites her lower lip. "I've already lost Sonny, we've all lost Brad, I've lost Andrew because he's with Albertinah now the only thing that made me feel better was seeing Olly and now that is being taken from me too."
Brooke pulls her into a hug. "I know it seems like a lot," Brooke whispers to her daughter. "But, this will get easier. We have to believe that."
"That's what everyone says," Abby lets a tear fall from her eye and it runs down her cheek. "But, I'm ready for it to get better now. I don't know much more of this pain I can handle."
Peaks Police Department
"You're working late tonight, Lopez?" another police officer asks Simona as he pops his head into her office and sees the detective sitting behind her desk.
"Yea, I have some phone calls to make," Simona looks back at him. "I got the numbers of all the florists in Twin Peaks; they need to provide the lists of every client that are ordering roses right now."
"Right," he nods back to Simona. "Whoever is ordering roses could be the Rose Peddler Killer."
"Exactly," Simona nods back to him. "Anyways, have a good night Jennings. I have to start making these calls."
"Good luck Lopez," he waves back to her.
Simona looks at her list and picks up her phone. "Okay, first one," she sighs, hoping that this plan works to find the killer.
Tower's; Floor One; Andy's Condo
"Answer me!" Andy looks back at Nicholas and Meggan while he feels his blood boiling as he just heard that Nicholas knew for weeks where Clayton was and didn't say anything. "Why didn't you tell me you knew where Clayton was?"
"You have to understand," Nicholas tells him with some urgency. "When I realized where Clayton was, I wanted to tell you. But, then, I spoke to him."
"So? What did he possibly tell you that made you keep this from me?"
"He admitted that he was attracted to you," Nicholas explains to him. "And that's when my insecurities came into play."
"Insecurities? This isn't making any sense, Nicholas!"
"You loved Reese with every fiber of your being," Nicholas tells him. "I thought that if you knew Clayton thought you were attractive that you would have feelings for him too because of the way he looks like your dead husband. I know this is crazy, but it's how I felt!"
"You knew that I wanted to talk to him about why he looked like Reese!" Andy protests back to him. "And, you took that opportunity away from me! I think both of you need to get out, I need time to think."
"Andy, please " Nicholas pleads with him.
"No, Nicholas," Andy waves his hand. "I need you to leave, please! I need time to wrap my head around how you purposely kept Clayton from me and have lied to me for weeks!"
Nicholas feels his heart sink in his chest as he looks back at Andy. "Okay, I'll leave with Meggan," Nicholas tells him. "But, I love you and I don't want this to come between us. So, take some time but I won't give up on you or us."
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