Living in a Fantasy
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: April 06, 2022
Theme song: "Heaven Help Me" Lizzo
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Peaks General Hospital
Natasha slowly makes her way through the hallway of the hospital as she gets closer to Kim's room; she is at the hospital to check up on her brother's fiancé since she had to spend the night following the shooting. Natasha is so relieved that Kim only suffered a flesh wound from her gun going off when they were fighting at the wedding ceremony; Natasha really has no idea what she would have done if Kim had been seriously hurt. She is still mortified that their fight even went as far as it did as she only wanted to scare Robbie and Kim, so they wouldn't get married.
"I just hope you're ready to forgive me," Natasha whispers to herself as she moves up to the door. "I have to make sure Robbie and Kim can move past this; they have to realize that I made a mistake, a horrible mistake and that we can all move on from this; we have to as a family."
She pauses for a moment before she opens the door the hospital room. "Good morning," she forces a smile on her face, but it is immediately removed when she sees Simona standing at the base of Kim's hospital bed. "What is going on in here?"
"We were just talking to the detective," Robbie announces to his sister before he looks back at Kim. "We gave our statements about what happened last night."
Natasha gulps heavily wondering if this means that she will be arrested for shooting Kim. "I see."
"Ms. Lopez," Kim purses her lips together. "We will be in touch, okay?"
"Of course," Simona nods back to her. "Let me know when you're ready and we can proceed with your plan."
Simona looks over at Natasha before she leaves the room. Natasha puts her hand on her hip and looks at Kim. "What plan? What are you up too now, Kim?"
The Pampa Grill
"Damn it," Victoria whispers to herself as she opens her purse and looks for her aspirin pill bottle, as she is still dealing with a massive headache. She was just telling her mother that she is feeling good about the fact that she went to Raven's Meadow and underwent several tests to help determine what is going on with her; what she didn't rely to Eva, was that she hasn't been able to shake her headache yet. She opens her pill bottle and quickly puts two in her mouth and swallows it down with some water. "Hopefully that helps," she whispers to herself.
"Darling, is everything okay?" Eva asks as she returns to the table and sits across from her daughter. Eva hopes that everything is okay because she has been so worried about Victoria as of late; the last thing she needs is for her daughter to have a setback of some kind.
Victoria uneasily puts a smile on her face as she doesn't want to burden her mother with the fact that she still has a headache. "Yes, everything is perfectly fine," Victoria lies to her. "I really had hoped that Donovan and Olly could have joined us. I would love to see my nephew again soon."
"He is getting so big," Eva gushes over the thought of her grandson. "But yes, maybe once we get your test results back, we can have a family celebration. I think that would be long overdue, don't you?"
Victoria looks up at her mother and freezes by the sight she sees. Eva is no longer sitting across from her; it is Brandy. Brandy slowly picks up a glass of wine and then looks back at Victoria.
"What's wrong Vicki? Cat got your tongue?" Brandy chuckles back to her.
Victoria shakes her head and then looks back across the table; Eva has returned to sitting there which makes Victoria realize that she imagined Brandy again. She feels the blood drain from her face as she starts to collect her purse; she now desperately wants to get home, so she can be safe again.
"I'm sorry Mom, I have to go," Victoria leans over the table and kisses Eva's cheek. "I'll let you know when I hear back from Raven's Meadow."
Eva watches her daughter rush out of the restaurant and is left wondering what happened as they were seemingly having a pleasant conversation. "What on earth just happened?" she asks herself before she picks up her cup of coffee.
Vinny quickly moves into the living room of his lavish home with a sly grin on his face. He just overheard Victoria admit to Eva at the Pampa Grill that she went to Raven's Meadow and had a full psychiatric evaluation by Bryce to help determine what is going on with her; of course, Vinny knows that he has Bryce in his back pocket because he is blackmailing him since he knows who Bryce is actually working for. The fact that Bryce is working at Raven's Meadow is going to work perfectly into his plan.
"I couldn't have planned this better if I had tried," Vinny smirks to himself as he moves to the bar and pours himself a scotch. He takes a sip of it before he turns his head when he sees Daisy moving into the room.
"A bit early to be drinking, don't you think?" Daisy asks him as she look at him closely.
"I had a good morning," Vinny replies to her. "I thought I would celebrate."
"What is the good news?"
"I guess I am still on cloud nine from our date," he admits to her. "I had a really good time, Daisy."
"So, did I," Daisy nods back to him. "I still have no idea where you went afterwards though; by the time I got home, you still hadn't arrived. Where were you?"
"I went for a walk on the pier," he lies to her, as he knows that after their date he went to refill Felicia's medication bottle with the false tablets he is giving her. Felicia ended up catching up and he made it appear that she was dreaming, which has still set alarm bells for Felicia and Tyler. "It was a nice way to end the evening."
"I see," Daisy uneasily nods back to him as she thinks about Tyler telling him that Felicia thought she saw Brett in her bedroom; Felicia wasn't sure if she was dreaming or not, but Tyler told her that he still thinks that Brett might be up to something. Daisy wants to believe Brett but something isn't sitting well with her.
"Why do I get the feeling that you don't believe me, Daisy? Have you been listening to more lies from Tyler about me?"
"Tyler has concerns, yes, Brett," Daisy looks back at him. "He still doesn't know why his mother would dream of you being in her bedroom."
"Felicia has been unstable for years," Vinny defends himself. "There's no reason why she does or doesn't do anything! I just can't believe that you're taking his side over mine, after everything we have been through together."
"That's not what I'm doing," Daisy replies to him quickly. "I am just trying to understand, that's all."
"Well understand that," Vinny glares back at her. "Tyler is out to get me for whatever reason, and I won't stand for it. I refuse to let that man ruin my life, do you understand that?"
"Where are you going?" Daisy asks him as he moves to the exit of the living room.
"Anywhere but here," Vinny turns and looks at her. "I would rather spend my company with people who believe in me and aren't out to get me."
Cory sits at the window bar with a large coffee in front of himself as he thinks to earlier in the day when he and Natasha sat down with Sophie to discuss the events that took place at Robbie and Kim's wedding the night before; he still can't believe that his ex-wife pulled a gun out and ended up firing a shot at Kim. The fact that Kim only suffered a flesh wound is a blessing, but the damage had already been done, especially to little Sophie.
He can't help but remember how upset Sophie seemingly was that she was getting scolded for changing the blanks with real bullets in Natasha's gun when she thought Natasha was the one at fault; Cory can't help but agree with his daughter, but she had to know that playing with weapons is not okay.
"What am I going to do with you Sophie?" he asks himself as he takes a sip of his coffee.
"Cory, hi," a voice calls out from behind him. "Do you have a moment?"
Cory turns around and sees Meggan standing behind him with a latte in her hand. He arches his eyebrow wondering what Meggan would want to discuss with him. "Of course, please have a seat. What's going on?"
Meggan sits next to him and sighs a little. "I I don't know if I should even say anything, but I saw you sitting here alone and here I am "
"Say anything about what?"
"Jeff and Leah," Meggan locks eyes with him. "They are still so I don't know, close? Does that bother you at all?"
"Honestly?" Cory tries to smile back to her. "No, it doesn't. Jeff and Leah have a very long history together; they have children together; it only makes sense that they will always be connected in some capacity. Especially this time of the year "
"Right,"Meggan uneasily nods back to him. "Because, of the anniversary of Noah's death. I am the last person who could forget that."
"It is okay to feel odd when you see them together," Cory tells her. "Just remember that Jeff is with you now, he's not with Leah anymore but that doesn't mean that they won't be in each other's lives."
Meggan forces a smile on her face. "Thanks for that, Cory. I'll try to take your advice."
"Knock, knock," Jeff says as he puts his fist on the door to Leah's office a couple times and looks inside to see his ex-wife sitting behind her desk. He can't help but remember the previous night at the Calimo wedding when Leah admitted to him that she has been having dreams of a child crying, only she is unable to locate the child. Jeff suggested to her that the reason she is having these dreams is because the anniversary of Noah's death is right around the corner. "Having a good morning?"
Leah yawns a little and lets him move inside the office. "I'm a bit tired, to be honest," she tells him as she stands up and moves to the bar to pour herself a coffee. "I guess there was too much excitement at the wedding last night."
Jeff uneasily chuckles back to her. "That is putting it mildly," he winks back to her. "Did you have any more of those dreams last night? You know, of the crying baby?"
"I did," Leah nods back to him. "I am still thinking that it is because next week is the anniversary of Noah's death, but I have no idea."
"It just seems odd that you're having these dreams while you're trying to have a child with Cory," Jeff admits to her. "It seems like the timing of it all is suspect."
Leah smirks back to him. "I thought of that too, but I don't know what my dream would have to do with Cory and I wanting a child together."
Jeff looks back at her with intent. "Can I ask you something?" he looks back at her as Leah nods to him. "Do you really want to have a child with Cory?"
"Of course," Leah replies to him. "Why would you ask me that?"
Jeff shrugs his shoulders. "I guess because, deep down, I don't want you to have a child with Cory. I think it would be a mistake."
Meanwhile, in Donovan's office, he quickly types into his laptop as he is working on some reports for Dominick. As he types, however, he can't help but think about the previous day when Lukas suggested that it was a good thing that Abby was not going to be around Olly as much anymore because he feels like everyone connected to Abby is being killed by the Rose Peddle killer. Donovan, at the time, felt like Lukas was being too hard but now, he is wondering if his husband is correct.
"Maybe Lukas has a good point about Abby," he whispers to himself as he looks at his phone to see a picture of Lukas and Olly on his screen saver. "The last thing that I want is for anything to happen to my son. Maybe keeping Abby away from Olly will keep my son safe."
He opens a text box and finds his messages to Lukas. "Think you were right about Abby," he types out to his husband. "She should stay away from Olly. Love you - xo."
He puts his phone down and tries to focus on his report, even though he can't stop thinking about Olly and his son's wellbeing.
Peaks Police Station
Simona studies her whiteboard in her office that has all of the clues that she has uncovered in the Rose Peddle killer case. She knows that she is trying to piece together the connection that connects Albertinah, Trenyce and Shelley together; so far, the only common denominator was Cheresa, but she also knows that Cheresa wasn't that close to Albertinah, so she is back to square one.
She has been looking at her whiteboard for so long that she feels like she is going crazy as nothing is jumping out to her. And, she knows that her investigation into the local florists to see who was ordering rose peddles also seemingly hit a dead end as she didn't see anything out of the ordinary in the invoices that she had received.
"I know that there is something here," she whispers to herself. "I just need to look at this from a fresh set of eyes."
She looks at her office door when she hears a knock and sees Greg appear. She sighs at the sight of the man as he knows he has been pressing her to find out who the killer is because he wants justice for Brad's death.
"Mr. Lawson, what can I do for you?" Simona asks him, already knowing the answer to her own question.
"I need an update on the Rose Peddle killer," Greg looks at her with intent. "I am still waiting for an arrest to be made; Brad's murdered is still running free and now, they've killed a third person. You have to know that people are starting to panic."
"I know what people are thinking," Simona replies to him. "I hear it from the mayor every day. I am trying to find the killer, believe me, I am doing everything I can."
"You damn well better," Greg grits his teeth back to him. "Because, the last thing this city needs is for another death to happen."
Tower's; Floor One; Andy's Condo
Andy walks off the elevator and moves towards to his condo building. He has been working non-stop since Albertinah's death was announced as he has had to write multiple articles for the Sun keeping everyone informed about the latest updates within regards to the Rose Peddle killer. He can't wait to open his door, take off his shoes and hopefully get some sleep.
As he turns the keys to the condo, he opens the door and scurries inside. He shuts the door and moves into the living room and freezes in his tracks.
"Welcome home," Madeline Wilkins smiles to him as she turns and faces her brother in law. "I've been waiting for you."
"Madeline?" Andy gasps in shock back to her.
"In the flesh," she comes up. "Aren't you going to give me a hug hello?"
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