Picking up where we left off last week it is still Sunday January 6th, Laura's birthday. Luke went to pick up some coffee and sweet treats while Laura and the boys waited.
First we begin back in the record shop. Laura is now working and chatting with Jacob. He showed up for work just a few minutes ago and now has Fin sitting on his lap while he draws.
*Laura* "If we do he's kept it a secret from me, but I think we're just
kinda gonna have a family day out..."
*Jacob* "Oh well that will be nice, just you and the boys..."
*Laura smiles* "Yeah I think so too. So how about you?
Anything exciting happening in your life? How's Colton?"
Colton is Jacob's long time boyfriend. He is also a
part of the very large Trudeau family. One
of Benjamin's younger siblings.
Erica pulled some strings and got him an internship and he has asked
me if I want to go with him..."
Laura is immediately excited. Going to Europe
is something she would love to do eventually. A romantic getaway with Luke would be a dream come true. Her sister got to go
on an extended honeymoon with Benjamin they traveled all over.
*Jacob* "In France....I haven't told Luke yet. I'm not sure what to do!"
*Laura* "When is Colton leaving?..."
*Jacob sighs* "In the spring....So I have to decide quickly."
be swamped, I know Luke needs me and I love working here...but..."
Laura looks up at him from the work she has been doing. She understands following Colton means everything to Jacob they have been very serious for some years now. But having to decide between your dream job and the love of your life is hard.
in the meantime. You have to do what is best for you.
What will you do while you're living there?"
*Laura* "Don't worry you'll figure it out. Maybe talking to Luke will help."
*Jacob* "Yeah I will...speaking of Luke where is he?"
Meanwhile back at the coffee shop...
Luke stands and waits while Natalie gets the order ready. It's not too busy here yet so it should not take her long. Luke grabs
his phone from his pocket to pass the time.
back at him. Large sunglasses frame their face
but there is no doubt in his mind who it is.
So Luke demands a reply again.
*Rufus* "What?! Fuck you, Cooper. You're lucky I never ratted
you or your degenerate friend to the police..."
*Luke* "Get to the fucking point or I'm walking..."
emotions run high when around Luke. She is frustrated, she knew coming down here wouldn't be easy but she didn't
*Luke* "Oh, come on! That is the lamest shit I have ever heard come out of your mouth!"
the deal. He has never seen Ruby before I had kept her away from him. He immediately got
suspicious Luke and I told him that Ruby was your child not his...It took some
convincing but I think he finally believed me."
*Luke laughs* "It's always about you...fucking narcissist!"
*Rufus* "I am not a narcissist! This is about my daughter..."
agree to something like this!"
Back at the small table Rufus tries hard to convince Luke
this is not a game. He continues to refuse to believe her. It seems Rufus will do anything to convince herself that Ruby is Luke's even though DNA has already proven that David is her father.
look them over. I'll be in town till the end of the week. Bring your wife we can all talk it over."
*Luke laughs* "Fuck no! Laura doesn't need to know my crazy
deranged ex is back in town again. You're sick you know that, right?"
*Rufus* "Luke I know you don't trust me but I'm telling you the fucking truth!
The papers will make sense if you just have a look..."
Luke stands up, he has let this conversation go on long enough,
now she is trying to show him papers. He doesn't know what
to think anymore, but he knows for sure he needs to
get back to his waiting family.
father both think you can manipulate me...I'm done playing
those games. Now I gotta go..."
Rufus gets upset she is not getting through to him! She has tried to keep her cool. They would always butt heads, never could the two of them agree on any one thing. Talking it out was never their strength in their former relationship.
*Luke* "Fucking fine by me!..."
*Rufus* "Luke, don't make me take further action!..."
*Luke* "So you think threatening me is gonna get your way? Fuck off! I'm done here!"
belligerent asshole! Just take the papers, Luke!"
*Luke* "No!...hasn't that registered in your fucking brain after all these years?! We are done!
We have been for nearly 10 years now! Get a fucking life!..."
Then Luke turns and heads back to the order counter to get
his food. By now he is so angry he is shaking.
Natalie smiles, but it looks a bit worried.
*Luke* "Oh...um..yeah...Just an old friend..."
*Natalie* "Oh! okay...have a nice day then."
Luke thanks her then heads out the door with the coffees and sweets. He is surprised Laura hasn't called wondering what is taking so long. A few moments later Rufus gets up and heads out the door, this time she is the one stomping angry mad. Luke refused to listen, she was hoping he would be more receptive considering the fact he is now a father. She was hoping he would understand, but if you know Rufus then you know there is always more to the story. And Luke is not buying it.
Rufus does not respond back or turnaround to acknowledge
the barista she heads out the door and into a waiting car.
up again. He is gonna have to find some way to tell Laura.
Just not today not on her birthday.
Luke sets the food down on the counter. He mumbles something about being back finally and then goes to opening the bag. Phoenix immediately jumps up. He wants a treat.
*Luke* "Oh! yeah, yeah it was and they only had one girl working the counter."
Luke tries to mentally shake off his unexpected run in with Rufus. He looks down at Phoenix who is trying to climb the counter. The child Laura was pregnant with when Rufus first came to town to stir trouble. Luke knows he has to tell her he can't keep this a secret this time.
*Phoenix* "Can I have cookie?..."
Luke looks up at Laura who is hard at work organizing.
Laura loves to organize she's good and fast at it.
*Luke* "Babe? You care if the boys have a cookie?..."
*Laura* "No it's fine. Better now than later."
Luke hands out one cookie each to the boys then instructs them to go sit on the floor and eat them so they can leave in a few
minutes. Luke is ready to get out of the area as far
away from you know who!
*Phineas* "I pay?!..."
*Phoenix* "No, Fin...No play...Daddy said eat your cookie..."
Luke grabs a coffee for Laura and walks over to her. She
will want to organize the whole shop if
he doesn't stop her, hehe...
*Laura* "I'm just trying to help..."
*Luke smiles* "I know. Where do you want to go?
We should head out before the noon traffic hits."
can run around and play. It's turning out to be a beautiful day."
Luke is anxious about being out in public. Rufus has
totally ruined his day, but he is trying to hold it
together. Laura and the kids matter first.
*Laura* "What's wrong?...You have something else in mind?"
*Luke* "Um...no, no whatever you want, babe."
Laura can tell his thoughts are on something else. Something
changed between here and the coffee shop. Her woman's
intuition is telling her something.
Luke plasters on a smile and tries to push the
flustered feelings towards the back of his mind. Laura is
worried he is still upset about this morning's conversation...She pressured him hard about another baby.
*Luke* "Nothing, babe...I'm fine just thinking about
where we should go..."
*Laura* "Are you still mad about earlier?"
*Luke* "What?! No!...I'm not mad just a lot on my mind.
Lets get the boys and go."
Will Luke tell Laura that Rufus showed up on him in the coffee shop?
Is Rufus telling him the truth or is she just playing
another game to torment him?
To Be Continued!
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