The Tide is High
Written by: Dallas Walsh | Originally Released: September 11, 2022
Theme song: "Now I Don't Hate California Anymore" Carly Rae Jepsen
Donovan looks at the latest sales figures from Robertson Enterprises and is pleased what he sees. The initial sales from Era, the new campaign featuring Cheresa, are extremely good. It appears that the entire Robertson team has a huge success on their hand, which means them securing Cheresa as their lead model was the best thing that could have happened to the company.
He sets the file down as he thinks about his personal life and how it is not in as a good of shape as the sales figure in front of him. He and Lukas, recently, had a fight over the fact that Donovan called Abby to see how she is doing. Lukas overheard and was not pleased with Donovan because they had agreed to cut Abby out of their lives as they decided that she was too dangerous to be around, especially Olly. However, Donovan couldn't help but wonder if Olly was missing Abby since they did spend a good amount of time together when Olly was first born. Lukas, however, was furious with him for reaching out to Abby to see how she was coping.
"I just have to hope that we can get past this," Donovan whispers to himself. "After everything that we have been through, we have to find a way to make it past this too."
Before he can say anything else, Lukas opens the door to his office and moves inside. "Is this a good time? I was running some errands and thought I'd stop by to see you."
"Lukas, of course, come in," Donovan stands up from his chair and looks at his husband. "I was just thinking about you."
"Good thoughts, I hope?"
Donovan chuckles back to him. "Of course, Lukas. I was just wondering how we would be able to move beyond our argument about Abby. I don't want this to linger between us."
"I was thinking the same thing," Lukas nods back to him. "I'm glad that we want to move beyond this, Donovan."
"So, where do we go from here?"
"Well, I think you need to agree to not reach out to Abby anymore. From my perspective, nothing has changed; I still think she is a loose cannon. I don't want her in our lives, and I especially don't want her in Olly's life."
"You're not even willing to have a little compassion for her?" Donovan asks him quickly. "She lost her child, lost her brother, lost her mother I can't help but feel bad for her. That doesn't mean that I want her in our life, I just have sympathy for her, Lukas."
"I want her to be out of our lives, Donovan. I get that she's been through a lot, but that's why she has her own family and friends to support her. We are neither," Lukas stands firm. "I don't want her in Olly's life; I can't explain it, but I feel like she is not good for our son. I won't budge on this. So, if you can't get past that, I'm not sure where we go from here."
Abby slowly moves up to the front door of Dominick's home. Her mind is racing about the fact that she read Felicia's file from Raven's Meadow and read a note from her doctor, Frederick Richardson, that stated they had a child together. Abby didn't realize that Felicia had another child outside of Leah and Tyler; but why would the doctor write that he fathered one of her children?
She knocks on the door and realizes that she must keep this quiet until she has figured out the story. She doesn't want to alarm Dominick with anything that isn't concrete. She has no idea what she will do the collaborate this story, but it is in on her mind.
"Abigail," Dominick smiles when he sees the younger woman standing outside of his house. "Please come in, this is a pleasant surprise."
Abby moves inside the townhouse and into the living room. "I guess I didn't want to stay away from you too long," she admits to him as she looks back into his eyes. "Last night, we " she pauses as she recalls how they made love on the sofa in his living room.
"We made love," Dominick finishes her sentence. "How are you feeling about what we did? Are you okay?"
"I'm fine," Abby admits to him. "More than fine. I really enjoyed it, Dominick. How are you feeling about it?"
Dominick chuckles back to her. "You have made me feel alive again," he tells her. "I have been in such a dark, lonely place since Eva's passing. To be with you in this manner, it made me feel alive again, Abby. I am glad you stopped by today, so we could talk about it and see how we handle this."
Abby moves up to him and kisses him on the lips. When they part, she runs her hand over his chest. "Why don't we do it again, then?"
"What are you saying?"
"Make love to me, Dominick. I want you again and again,"
"I am guessing my news is comes as somewhat of a surprise to you?" Madeline looks over at Andy before she takes a sip of her coffee. She just finished telling him that Will ran into Clayton was able to convince him to stay in town because he finally has family in his life, in Madeline. Madeline, however, knows that Andy was looking forward to Clayton leaving town because he was furious with the fact that Clayton and Nicholas had kissed.
"I guess I just had hoped that Clayton was going to be leaving town," Andy admits to her. "I am happy for you that he is staying in town because you deserve to know your brother. I guess I'm just left wondering what this means for Nicholas; he admitted to me that Clayton had kissed him before their goodbye kiss."
"Do you think that Clayton has feelings for Nicholas?" Madeline asks him quickly.
"I have no idea," Andy admits to her. "I guess we will find out now that he is staying in town."
Madeline looks over Andy's shoulder and notices Will moving into the coffeehouse. Immediately, she realizes that she has to thank him for making Clayton realize that he should be in Twin Peaks; despite the difficulties that Andy is having with Clayton and Nicholas, she is glad that her brother will be staying in town because she does want to get to know.
"Would you excuse me for a moment?" Madeline asks Andy, as she stands up from the booth and moves up to Will. "Hey you."
"Maddie, hey," Will smiles back to her. "How's it going?"
"Good, thanks to you. I owe you a huge thank you."
Will arches his eyebrow back to her. "For what?" he asks her in confusion.
"Thanks to you," she looks into his eyes. "Clayton has decided to stay in Twin Peaks. He's going to move in with me and we are going to get to know one another. Whatever you said to him when you met him, it worked Will. I can't thank you enough. Because of you, I will get to know my brother. "
"I'm just glad I could help," he tells her. "I thought you should have the chance to get to know your brother."
"You're amazing," she smiles as she moves up to Will and kisses him on the lips. It only lasts a moment and then they look into one another's eyes. "Thanks again, Will."
"Do you think this is the right thing to do?" a nervous Leah asks Jeff as they move into the private investigators firm and look at Meggan's office door. They have arrived at Meggan's office because they want to see if she would be able to help try to track down their long-lost child. The fact is, they are both still reeling from the fact that Leah has remembered giving birth to a child while she was at the winery in Santa Barbara while her family believed she was dead. To think that they have another child out there somewhere is almost more than they can bare.
"Of course, I do," Jeff looks back at her. "We have another child out there, Leah. We have to do anything we can to try to find him or her."
Before she can respond, Meggan opens the door to her office and smiles at them. "You two are right on time, please come in," she tells them, as she watches two people, she has had her share of entanglements with over the years. Meggan, also, believes she knows what this meeting is about today because she recalls her run-in with Cory a few days earlier when he admitted that Leah remembered having another child years earlier.
"Thanks for seeing us today," Leah tells Meggan as she sits in one of the chairs in front of her desk. "This is a long, complicated story."
Meggan chuckles back to her. "You have no idea how many times I've heard that in my line of work."
Jeff and Leah begin to Meggan their story about having another child together, but they have no idea if the child was a boy or a girl, or where they could be now.
"So, you see, once I realized that Frederick was drugging me all these years, my memory came back to me," Leah looks back at Meggan. "And now, we just want to see if we can find out child."
"I can't believe my father was drugging you for so many years," Meggan sighs back to her. "It makes you wonder why he didn't want you to remember having this child? What was his end game here?"
"I wish we knew," Jeff admits to her. "And, with Frederick dead, I don't know if we will ever get those answers."
"But we still want to try to find our child. We have no idea if it will even be possible to track him or her down, but we have to try."
"I can certainly look into this," Meggan nods back to her. "But I can't make any promises. This child could be any where but I will see what I can do."
"I had heard that Robin and Shane got married, I am sorry that happened to you," Cory looks over at Adam as the men sit side to one another at the bar of the restaurant, each with a beer in front of them.
"I guess I can't change it now," Adam sighs back to his friend as he takes a swig of his beer. "Somehow, I'm just going to have to try to move on."
"It's never easy when it's a matter of the heart, hey?" Cory uneasily chuckles back to him. "I can relate, I am going through some of my own insecurities."
Adam looks back at him in surprise. "Really? I thought you and Leah were solid and even trying for a baby?"
"Well, we were," Cory admits to him. "But it turns out that Leah had another child while she was in Santa Barbara all those years ago," he reveals to Adam, who opens his mouth in shock. "So, our baby making plans have been put on the back burner while Leah and Jeff try to come to terms with this news."
"Damn Cory, I'm sorry. I guess you're right, it's never easy with matters of the heart."
Cory chuckles back to him. "Cheers to that my friend."
"So, what did you think of the idea of a new hair product line?" Kim asks Natasha as she moves into the main office at Roboto. Together, they have been trying to come up with a new campaign that will compete with Robertson Enterprises' latest campaign featuring Cheresa; the entire Roboto team is still reeling from the fact that Cheresa decided to work at Robertson Enterprises instead of Roboto. "We could do a wax, a hairspray, even a shampoo and conditioner to go with it."
"I think it's interesting," Natasha replies to her sister in law. "We just have to ensure there is something special about these products. A hair product line is not exactly inventive, we have to ensure that we have something different."
"Yes, I agree," Kim tells her. "We still have some work to do on this piece, I guess."
"Whatever we come up with, it has to be good," Natasha looks back at her. "I was reading a business review this morning and Era is going to be huge for Robertson Enterprises."
Kim sighs heavily back to her. "I am worried what that will do to Robbie," she admits to Natasha. "He is still furious with Tyler and the company for securing Cherea's contract."
"I haven't seen him this upset, maybe ever," Natasha nods back to her. "I hope he doesn't do anything that he will regret or put this company in jeopardy."
"I told him the same thing earlier," Kim reveals to her. "I told him that we have to learn from Bob and Dominick's feud; we can't carry that forward."
"Do you think he listened to you?"
Kim shrugs back to him. "I hope so," Kim tells her. "I am worried though, I hope he doesn't do anything crazy either."
Cheresa quickly steps off the elevator at Robertson Enterprises and moves up to the door of the main office. She opens it and move inside, causing Tyler to stop typing into his laptop. She had to see him this morning because she has to talk to him about the campaign.
"Cheresa, the woman of the hour," Tyler stands up as he chuckles to her. "You have no idea how much you have helped Robertson by joining our team."
"I am glad," Cheresa nods back to him. "Unfortunately, I am having second thoughts completely about this modelling gig."
Tyler arches his eyebrow as he moves to the bar in his office. "What is going on, Cheresa?" he asks her as he pours himself a scotch. "I've already told you how great the campaign turned out?"
"Yes, you did," she replies to him quickly. "But I've been getting these letters and they are starting to freak me out. I got a third one today."
Tyler turns to her and looks back at her in surprise. "What type of letters?"
"Here," Cheresa opens her purse and pulls out the fan letters she has been receiving. She had received two a few days earlier while she was with Dawn, but she received a third one this morning. "Read the one on top, it is the one I got this morning."
Tyler takes the stack of letters and slowly opens the top one. He reads the letter, "Can't stop looking at your ad campaign. Makes me so excited to see you succeed. One day, I will show you my excitement. Your biggest fan xx."
"Now do you see my I'm freaked out?" Cheresa looks back at him with intent. "These letters are getting creepier and creepier."
"I can see why you're alarmed," Tyler hands her back the letters. "Just try not to take it too seriously, okay? People in the spotlight get fan letters all the time. Just remember that you're safe, okay? We won't let anything happen to you, Cheresa."
"I hope so," Cheresa looks back at him. "Because, I'm starting to regret ever signing that damn contract."
"How are you feeling today?" Bryce asks Victoria as he moves into the living room of the Calimo cabin and walks up to her. She is still laying on the sofa, recovering from the blow to head that he gave her; Bryce still hates that he knocked her out, but he knows that at the time he was helping Frederick conceal his identity. He just hopes that she starts to get better sooner than later.
"Much better," she leans up into the sofa and looks back at him. "I still can't believe everything that happened at Raven's Meadow."
"I know that it has been a shock to hear," he nods back to her. "But, the most important thing is that you're safe now."
"Thanks to you," Victoria purses her lips back to him. "I don't know what state I would even be in, if you hadn't stopped Frederick from performing the lobotomy on me."
"Like I told you the other day, I couldn't let Frederick hurt you, not in that way," Bryce replies to her. "I do have a question for you, however."
"You're feeling really healthy again, aren't you? You don't feel like you've split again?"
Victoria shakes her head back to him. "To be honest with you, I stopped taking my medication at Raven's Meadow," she reveals to him. "I thought that I was feeling okay and wanted to see what was going on, so I put the pills under my pillow. I haven't taken my medication in weeks."
"Wow," Bryce replies to her. "I guess a clear head really does make the difference, huh?"
Victoria chuckles back to him. "I am feeling perfectly fine," she says back to him. "Whatever was going on with me, it's long in the past. I'm just grateful to be out of that hospital."
Bryce looks back at her. "I meant what I said the other day, Vic," he tells her. "I have fallen in love with you. I saved you because I love you."
Victoria leans up and hugs him tightly. "You proved how much by saving me. Thank you again, Bryce."
Richardson Estate; Meggan, Lukas & Donovan's Home
"I don't know why I even bother sometimes," Lukas whispers to himself as he moves into the living room of the large mansion that he lives in with Donovan and Meggan. He goes to the bar and pours himself gin and tonic; he still can't believe that he and Donovan are bickering about Abby's influence on their life. In his mind, it should be a no-brainer that they refuse to have Abby in their lives, since she is dangerous.
"Hey, are you okay?" Jasper asks as he moves into the living room and sees Lukas having a drink. "I heard the door slam and thought I'd see how you're doing."
"I've had a long morning," Lukas admits to him before he takes another sip of his drink.
"I can tell, it's not often that you have a drink this early."
"I had another disagreement with Donovan," Lukas reveals to him. "I don't think that there is going to be an easy way around this for us."
"I'm sorry to hear that," Jasper moves up to him. "If there's anything I can do, you know that I am here for you."
Lukas looks back at Jasper and licks his lips a little. "I "
Before Lukas can finish his sentence, Jasper leans into him and kisses him on the lips. It only lasts for a moment before they separate and look into each other's eyes. Jasper smiles back to him, knowing he had wanted to kiss him for some time now.
"I told you, anything you need," Jasper whispers to him with a wink back to him as lust fills Lukas' eyes. "I'm right here, Lukas."
Abby moves into the living room wearing a small red satin robe. She and Dominick just finished making love for the second time and she couldn't be happier. She never thought that she would be in a relationship with someone this much older than her, but she certainly isn't going to complain about what is unfolding. She doesn't even know if she can call it a "relationship" but she is still enjoying what is unfolding.
She moves up to the fireplace mantel and looks at some of the family pictures while she is alone. She knows that Dominick is taking a quick shower to freshen up, which is giving her some personal time.
She picks up a picture of Tyler, Felicia and Leah standing around a Christmas tree from a few years earlier. Immediately, Abby recalls the note that she read in Felicia's file where Frederick claimed that he fathered one of her children.
"Could one of you two be Frederick's?" she asks herself in a whisper. "Or, does Felicia have another child out there? I must figure this out. My entire future with Dominick could depend on it; this could be the way to keep Felicia out of my hair once and for all."
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