Wait a Long Time
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: August 10, 2022
Theme song: "What U Need" Jojo
"It was nice of your Dad to let us use the private jet," Cory tells Leah as they sit next to one another in the airport waiting to board the small plane that Dominick owns. The previous day Cory interrupted Leah waking up from a nightmare in which she remembered that she had a child while in Santa Barbara while she had amnesia after the explosion in Lake Tahoe years ago. Immediately, Leah wanted to return to the winery to see if she has more memories about this child; thankfully, Meggan agreed to let them go back to the winery and Dominick agreed for them to use his private plane.
"I know," Leah nods back to him. "I am also grateful to Meggan for letting us go back to the winery without much explanation."
"Have you had any more memories?" Cory looks at her. "I mean about this child that you think you gave birth too?"
Leah sighs back to him. "No, just the same dream that I had yesterday. The baby that I have heard crying in my head is the baby that I gave birth too. That's why I want to go back to Santa Barbara; I want to see if I have more memories once we get to the winery."
"We will get your answers," Cory tells her. "We will get to the bottom of this."
"Thanks Cory," Leah nervously tells him. "I'm glad that I you're with me. I just want to figure this out. I want to know what happened to my baby."
"Here's your latte," Clayton forces a smile on his face when he passes Andy his drink as a Katy Perry song plays in the coffeehouse. He can't help but remember the last time that he saw Andy and he told him that he will never be Reese. Clayton knows that he also told Madeline the same thing, but he isn't sure that they have understood his point of view. Nicholas, however, does understand it and when he told Clayton this, they shared a kiss. "Can I get you anything else?"
"No, I'm good," Andy replies to him quickly. "Thanks, by the way."
"You're welcome. Busy day at the paper?"
"Extremely," Andy chuckles back to him. "It never seems to be a dull moment there."
"That's good, means that your days must go by quickly?"
"That they do," Andy looks back at him. "How are you? I hope you're starting to adjust to what we learned about your paternity?"
Clayton shrugs back to him. "I don't know," he admits to him. "It's a shock but I did have a nice moment with Madeline the other day. I think we all just need time to breathe and adjust."
"I couldn't agree more," Andy tells him. "It has been an adjustment for all of us."
"And look," Clayton looks back at him with intent. "I know what I said to you before might have come as harsh but I still mean it; I am not Reese, so if you're thinking that you can replace him with me, you have another thing coming."
"I get that," Andy nods back to him. "I just hope you know that I am not trying to do that at all. But, I will give you space, Clayton. I just want to try to understand how this all happened, that's all."
"I can't believe that tomorrow you're marrying Shane," Nicholas admits to Robin as they sit across from one another in the restaurant. He is still having a hard time believing that his sister is going to marry Shane despite her still having feelings for Adam.
"I know, the day has come so quickly," Robin takes a sip of her red wine before she looks back at her brother. She knows that she agreed to marry Shane because she wants to give Dominique the life that her daughter deserves; the fact that her daughter almost died when she was born is playing heavily on Robin's mind. "You still support me, right?"
"Of course I do," Nicholas replies to her quickly. "I said my peace about this marriage to you Robin; your decision is still yours and I will be in your corner no matter what."
Robin smiles back to him. "I appreciate that," she nods back to him. "Because, I need your support. I just want to feel like I am doing the right thing here."
"Only you can know that for sure," Nicholas says back to her. "I will say if you're having any second thoughts, don't get married. You have to go into this marriage knowing that it is the right thing for you and Dominique. If there are any lingering doubts, postpone the ceremony."
Robin takes another sip of her wine as she listens to her brother. She finally looks back at him. "I know it's the right thing," she says as she gets tears in her eyes as she thinks about Adam. "I have to do this for myself and my daughter. That's all that matters right now."
Peaks General Hospital
Adam quickly moves up to the office door and prepares to knock. He reads the name plaque on the door, "Dr. Shane Glubbs, Chief of Staff", and knows that the reason that he is visiting Shane today. He has to have his final say about his upcoming marriage to Robin one way or another.
He knocks and then opens the door to the office before entering. "We have to talk and it can't wait," Adam says as Shane looks up from his files that rest on his desk.
"Oh sure Adam," Shane huffs back to him. "That's fine. I don't have anything else going; I only run a hospital."
"Don't be an asshole," Adam replies to him. "You know what you did with Robin was wrong; threatening to sue her for custody unless she moved out of my house and in with you? That's low."
"I did what I had to do for my daughter," Shane grits his teeth back to Adam. "Surely, as a father yourself, you can understand that."
"I would never threaten the mother of my children with her own child. That's not cool."
"Whatever, I'm not justifying myself to you anymore. If that's what you want to talk about, you can leave cause I don't have time for this," Shane informs Adam, growing fed-up with Adam's insults.
Adam sighs heavily back to him. "Believe it or not, Shane, I didn't come here to fight," Adam looks back at him with intent. "I came here to give you a warning before your wedding to Robin."
"Yup," Adam glares back at him. "If you hurt her, you will answer to me," he tells him with intent. "So, you better not hurt Robin or else."
Shane chuckles back to him. "Don't worry Adam," Shane says. "I have no intention of hurting my future wife. But thanks for the heads up."
Davenport House; Trenyce & Andrew's Home
"I still can't believe that you helped Daisy and Cheresa plan that baby shower yesterday," Trenyce smiles to Andrew as she pours herself a cup of lemonade. She hasn't been able to stop smiling since they surprised her; while she knows that not everyone is pleased that she is pregnant, she is thrilled that her family is supporting her; especially Cheresa, since Trenyce knows that it could be weird that she is pregnant with Brad's child.
"Hey, I thought it was the right thing to do," Andrew chuckles back to her. "Besides, you need to realize that we are all excited about the baby and the pregnancy."
"Well, not all of us," Trenyce takes a sip of her drink. "Chris is still acting weird about this entire thing."
"You know," Andrew looks back at her. "Chris showed up at the restaurant while we were having the baby shower."
Trenyce arches her eyebrow back to him. "Really? He did? Why didn't he come and say hi?"
"He left as soon as he saw all of us together," Andrew reveals to her. "I saw him when I was leaving the restroom and I ran after him. When I stopped him from leaving, he said he didn't want to intrude and then " Andrew stops and shakes his head.
"What? What did he say?"
"He asked if there was something going on between you and I," Andrew chuckles back to her. "I guess the other day when he walked in on us, he thought something was happening."
Trenyce uneasily chuckles back to him as she remembers how she saw Andrew shirtless and couldn't help but look at his muscular, toned chest. She scolded herself and thought that Chris noticed something; the fact that he picked up on something means that maybe there was a moment between her and Andrew.
"Don't you think that's crazy?" he looks back at her.
Trenyce uneasily nods back to him as she notices his smile. "Yea, completely crazy," she forces herself to chuckle back to him. "Completely."
Enterprises; The Studio
"I can't tell you how proud I am of you," Chris looks over at Cheresa, who just finished showing him some of the initial pictures that she took in the campaign that she is going to be involved in with Robertson Enterprises. Chris, for so long, didn't know that Cheresa was his daughter and now she is on the way to becoming a hugely successful model. "This is huge, Cheresa."
Cheresa feels her cheeks flush. "I really appreciate that," she tells her father. "You're the first person I've showed these too, it's pretty exciting."
"I can tell that you're excited by this," Chris tells her. "It's epic. And, I'm honored that I'm the first. It shows how close we've become."
"I wanted to show Greg but he is so busy trying to find work," Cheresa admits to him. "He has been through so much this year. We all have."
"This is a great way to start a new chapter," Chris smiles back to her. "If only we could all do that."
"What do you mean by that?" Cheresa asks him. "Is this still about Trenyce and Brad and the baby?"
"I'm trying to get past it," Chris reveals to her. "But now, I am worried about something else."
Cheresa arches her eyebrow. "What are you worried about?"
"Andrew," Chris locks eyes with her. "I think there's something going on between Chris and Trenyce."
Cheresa looks back at him in shock before she bursts out laughing. "You're joking right?" she asks him but soon stops laughing when she realizes he's being honest. "You're serious? Chris, no, there's no way anything is going on between them. Believe me, you're barking up the wrong tree."
Chris forces a smile on his face. "I hope you're right, I just have this feeling, that's all. And, it gets stronger each and every day."
Meanwhile, up in the main office of Robertson Enterprises, Tyler passes Paige and Jacob a file folder.
"I wanted your guys opinion on these pictures," Tyler tells his team. "These are the initial pictures of Cheresa that were taken for our new campaign."
Paige opens the folder and looks at the images with Jacob looking with her. Paige looks back at her uncle and smiles.
"Wow, she's a natural in front of the camera," Paige says. "She's beautiful."
"Yea, I agree with Paige," Jacob nods to the team. "This one in particular is a winner."
Tyler picks up the picture that Jacob singled out and looks at it closer. "I agree with you Jacob," Tyler smiles back to him. "I am just thrilled that Cheresa agreed to come work here. We are going to blow everyone out of the water with this new campaign."
"That's exactly what we wanted to hear," Paige winks back to him quickly.
Kim paces back and forth in the living room of the large mansion that she lives in with her husband and Natasha. She barely slept the night before because she was thinking non-stop about the fact that she is pregnant with Robbie's child; she never thought that she would end up pregnant again after she lost Blake but here she is. Now, she has to find a way to tell Robbie, who already has a lot on his plate.
"Morning," Robbie announces as he moves into the living room. "You were up early today. Couldn't sleep?"
"No, I didn't sleep well at all last night," she admits to him as he comes up to her and gives her a kiss on her lips.
"I'm sorry to hear that," Robbie looks into her eyes. "I hope I wasn't keeping you up?"
"No," Kim shakes her head back to him. "Look, I have to tell you something Robbie. And, I have to tell you now before I lose my nerve."
Robbie arches his eyebrow back to her. "Uh, okay? I hope I haven't done something wrong."
"I'm pregnant," Kim blurts out as their eyes lock. "I'm going to have your baby."
Robbie smiles back to her in shock before he pulls her into a hug. "A baby? I can't believe this! How did this happen?"
"I'm pretty sure you know how it happened."
Robbie chuckles back to her as they exit their embrace. "This is amazing, Kim. We are going to be parents!"
"So, you're happy about this?" she asks him as she gets tears in her eyes.
"Of course I am happy about this! Aren't you?"
Kim shrugs her shoulders. "After Blake "
"Hey, nothing will happen to our baby," Robbie looks into her eyes. "We are going to have a happy, healthy baby and we will love him or her with everything we got."
Kim pulls her husband into a tighter hug. "Thank you for saying that," she lets a tear fall out of her eyes. "I just needed to hear you say that."
"Don't worry about anything," Robbie whispers to her. "I'll protect you and our baby."
"We have to stop running into one another like this," Abby giggles as she moves to the bench in the park with Dominick next to her. She had stopped at the Sugarbowl to grab a coffee before she went for a morning walk when she saw Dominick doing the same thing. Since they've had their share of friendly moments lately, she approached him and they are now going to sit together for a while.
"Do you think people will start talking otherwise?" Dominick chuckles as they reach the bench. "I'm glad I ran into you, actually."
"You are?" Abby asks him as she takes a sip of her coffee.
"I wanted to apologize," he tells her as they lock eyes with one another. "The other day at the Pampa Grill, Felicia was out of line. I told her as much, but you should know that we realized that her medication had been tampered with."
"What? Really?" Abby gasps back to him, stunned by his admission about Felicia's medication. "Who would do something like that?"
"We don't know," Dominick replies to her quickly. "But, I intend to figure that out. In any event, Felicia should stabilize now and not lash out like that anymore."
"I appreciate you telling me this," Abby looks back at him. "I was put off by Felicia but you were really great in the situation."
Dominick chuckles back to her. "I've seen a lot in my life; Felicia losing it, unfortunately, has happened more than once."
"Well, thanks for being my savior!"
Dominick chuckles back to her. "I wouldn't go that far, but you're welcome."
"I most certainly would," Abby looks into his eyes. "You're a good man, Dominick."
Before either one knows what is happening, Abby leans up to and gives him a kiss on his cheek. "Thanks again," she tells him as they lock eyes.
Dominick blushes a little bit. "Anytime Abigail."
Riverbench Winery; Santa Barbara
The large car pulls into the winding driveway of the winery in Santa Barbara. Leah peers out the window and can see the estate that is almost ready to be harvested for the year. She takes a deep breath as the car comes to a stop.
She opens the door and steps outside, immediately feeling the fresh air in her lungs but also a sense of nervousness overcomes her. She knows that she is back in hopes of remembering what happened while she was here now that she is off the medication that Frederick was giving her for years. She is about to find out what really happened and she is partly scared by that.
"Hey, are you ready?" Cory comes up behind her as they look at the large mansion in front of them.
Leah looks back at him and puts a smile on her face. "As ready as I ever will be," she replies to him. "Let's see if being here helps trigger my memory."
"We will find your child," Cory tells her as he grabs her hand. "I know we will."
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