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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hanging in the Balance...

 Luke hangs up the phone with Hayden and looks up, Laura is standing in the doorway of their bedroom holding Phoenix...
*Laura* "So just like that, you're gonna leave to see if she is okay? I thought you 
wanted to work this out?..."
*Luke* "I do! I'll be back...Hayden said it was bad, she's in surgery..."
Luke walks to stand next her by the doorway. He doesn't want to leave but, he also wants to make sure that Rufus is okay.
*Luke* "I feel responsible for some of this you know? I don't love Rufus but 
I do care what happens to her..."
*Laura* "You've done some serious damage to this relationship..."
*Luke* "And I'm trying to make it right, Babe..."
*Laura* "Are you really?...."
*Laura* "Because I'm having trouble believing you..."
*Luke* "I won't be gone long, she has no family, and I can't live with my self if
something happens to her..."
*Laura sighs heavily* "Luke...I understand you feel bad but....can't Margaret
be there for her? I just..."
Luke ushers her back into the bedroom...
 *Luke* "Yeah, and I'm sure she will, but...I need to do this for myself...I promise I'll be 
back, two hours tops..Just get Phoenix to bed and when I come back we can talk."

*Laura* " You promise?! Luke those are the last words I want to hear..."
*Luke* "Well, what else can I say?!..."
*Laura* "That you're not going anywhere...That you're gonna stay here
 with me, your wife!"
Tension is starting to rise between them as they attempt
 to work it out.
*Luke* "Laura...She's in the hospital fighting for her life! I'm not gonna cheat on you!..."
*Laura* "Unbelievable!...I cannot believe you think, I think that! It's about you 
choosing her over me!"
 *Luke* "But I didn't choose her! I'm not choosing her. Babe, I married you...
I love you... and I still do."
 *Laura* "Then don't go!..."
*Luke* "I just explained to you why..." 
Phoenix starts to cry, he's tired and the tension between them is starting to upset him. Laura turns away trying to sooth him.
 *Luke* "Plus I just told you that what happened, that day meant
nothing to me...I'm trying here..."
 *Laura* "Just leave...I think it's best if you just stay at Peter's for a while.
It's late and I need to put Phoenix to bed..."
*Luke* "Now you want me to leave? I thought you wanted to
 work this out? That's it then, your just done with us?"
Laura turns around, she is tired of arguing and 
Phoenix needs to go to bed.
*Laura* "I don't know...maybe..."
*Laura* "But I do know, I can't stand here and listen to you talk about her anymore, you need to figure out want you want, cause I know I don't want to be married to a man who is in love with another woman!"
*Luke* "I do know what I want! I've known it since the day I first f*cking met you, Laura...And it hasn't changed.
Luke grabs his bag, and Laura stands there tears still streaming 
down. He's hoping she'll change her mind.
*Laura* "Please just go...I think it's best."
So, he picks up the bag and walks out the door, not happy about this situation either, but she needs her space and some time to process them and their relationship.
While Luke attempt to save his marriage, Rufus is out of surgery and has be admitted into the psych ward, so that no one can easily gain access to her.  Special Agent Dana Scully Checks in, she is coming to find out news about Rufus' kidnapping and hopefully question her. 
*Agent Scully* "I'm here to see Rufus Blue...I believe you have her 
admitted under her real name."
*Nurse* "Okay, but you must sign in first...Does Dr. Mangus know you're coming?"
*Agent Scully* "This is a federal investigation..."
*Nurse* "Yes but you need to be on the list of approved visitors..."
Just then Hayden comes down the hallway
 and vouches for her.
 *Hayden* "It's okay, Allison, she's here because I called her."
Allison stands up and greets her.
*Allison* "Okay, not a problem, just sign in and Det. Hayden 
can show you to her room."
*Agent Scully* "Thank you, tight security around here, huh? That's good."
 *Hayden* "This was the best we could do, considering the circumstances..."
*Allison smiles* "Thank you!..."
 Agent Scully smiles back at her then turns and heads for the doorway. Hayden holds out his hand and properly introduces himself.
*Hayden* "Detective Hayden Jones....Nice to finally meet you Agent Scully."
*Agent Scully* "Likewise...So how is Ms. Walker?..." 
*Hayden* "Let's go find Dr. Mangus, he should still be in her room, he can fill 
you in on her medical status."
 *Agent Scully* "Sounds good, lead the way..."
Down the hall in Rufus' hospital room, Dr. Mangus and another Doctor, finish making sure that she is stable and get her comfortable. 
*Dr Mangus* "Okay, we're on the same page then?"
*Other Dr.* "Yes...Of course."
*Dr. Mangus* "Okay let's stick to this meds schedule for now and see how she does, I need to find Det. Hayden...Follow me out."
*Other Dr.* "Of course..."
 The 2 doctors head out of her room while the nurse makes sure all the cables and the IV drip are good to go. Rufus is still very woozy and the movement over her is catching her drug induced attention.
*Rufus* "Mmmmm Where?...."
*Nurse* "Just relax, everything is okay, Ms. Walker..."
*Rufus* "What?...what'd you just call me?..."
 *Nurse* "You need to sleep Ms Walker....just stay calm. You're safe now."
*Rufus* "Why do you keep calling me that! That's not my name....
That's not my name!"
The Nurse places her hands gently on Rufus holding her down. She's just been through some major surgery and needs to regain her strength.
*Nurse* "I understand you're scared but you're safe, Just rest now Miss Rufus...."
The medicine takes over, and she starts to drift back to sleep again.
The Nurse finishes her job, then goes to check in other patients.
A short while later Luke makes his way to the hospital. 

Hayden is standing in the lobby with Agent Scully, and Margaret sits on the couch with Ruby fast asleep next to her.
Luke sees Margaret and nods to her, acknowledging her presence, then he heads straight towards Hayden to find out what is going on and if they caught Cade and Fionna. They shake hands and say hello.

*Hayden* "I'm surprised you're here...It's late, man."
*Luke* "Yeah I know...How is she?"
*Hayden* "First let me introduce you Special Agent Scully...This is Luke Cooper...He's the reason Rufus was down here..."
Luke flinches for a second thinking he was gonna say 
'He's the reason she was kidnapped' .
*Luke snaps out of it and shakes her hand* "Hello...I'm guessing
 they got away if you're involved."
*Agent Scully* "Unfortunately yes, but Cade is also wanted in other states. He's a bad
man Mr. Cooper..."
*Luke* "How did they get away?..."
*Agent Scully* "I can't go into specifics right now, there will be a press release on it tomorrow morning, so brace yourself, you may have the media pounding on your door any minute."
*Luke* "Thanks for the heads up..."
Luke turns back to Hayden.
*Luke* "So how is Rufus?..."
*Hayden* "She's stable now and sleeping...but she lost the baby."
*Luke* "Baby?! She was pregnant?..."
*Hayden* "Yeah she was, You didn't know?..."
*Luke* "Sh*t! How can I be so stupid! This is all my fault..."
*Agent Suclly* "Do you think you were the father of her baby?"
*Luke* "I could have been, how far along was she?"
*Agent Scully* "According to the doctors she was about 25 weeks pregnant."
*Luke* "That's what? Six months? Sh*t!..."
*Margaret* "Luke, don't beat yourself up about this, I didn't even know either."
Luke turns to look at Margaret, surprised she didn't know 
about this turn of events either.
 *Luke* "She never told you about a baby? Or about that evening in her hotel room?"
*Margaret* "No...Is this why your wife is upset?"
*Luke* "Yeah it is..." 
*Margaret* "Oh Luke!...Now I see why she asked me to fly Ruby down alone...
She wanted to convince you to come back to her."
 *Luke* "Yeah that does make sense now..."
*Agent Scully* "I better go...I have a press conference to prep for..."
*Agent Scully* "And I'm sure you'll be there as well?"
*Hayden* "Yes...I'll be there...."
Everyone says goodnight to Special Agent Scully, then they 
go back to talking about Rufus.
*Luke* "Can I go see her?"
*Hayden* "Technically visiting hours are already over, but maybe the Doctor will approve it."
*Margaret* "It's probably best she not be alone when she wakes up..."
*Luke* "Does she know she lost the baby?"
*Hayden* "No, I don't think they told her anything yet, she was heavily sedated for surgery."
*Luke* "Well let's go find the doctor then, Margaret is right, she shouldn't be alone right now."
*Hayden* "Let's talk to the nurse and get you singed in then, we are having to screen all her visitors and make sure she safe."
So after some convincing and a final approval from the doctor. Luke sits in Rufus' room while Margaret stays out in the lobby area with Ruby. He's tired it's been a very, very long day.
 He can't help but sit there and hear Laura's voice over and 
over in his head...
"You need to figure out want you want, cause I know I don't want to be married to a man who is in love with another woman!"
Luke sighs heavily, he doesn't want to loose Laura.
Rufus stirs awake, sensing the presence of another person. Her throat is dry and her body aches all over. She reaches out, making sure she is not dreaming...
*Rufus* "Luke?..."

To Be Continued...

Saturday, January 31, 2015

No Bad Deed Goes Unpunished...

 Caution! This episode contains some violence...read at your own risk!

Both Cade and Fionna are in shock! This is definitely gonna put their plan off course, or change it completely....
*Cade* "What?!..."
*Fionna* "She's pregnant! When did this happen?..."
Fionna counts the months since that day he 
kidnapped her from Rufus' hotel room...
*Fionna* "Oh my god, Cade? Did you rape her?!"
Cade turns and tosses his beer in the sink. Rufus being pregnant is another thing neither one of them knew about...
*Cade* "I didn't touch her. It was Cooper, it had to be. I left him there knocked out on the floor."
*Fionna* "So what do we do now? I don't know if I can follow through with this 
knowing she is pregnant...Maybe we should just drop her somewhere and go"
Rufus, over hearing Fionna's doubts about it all now begins to plead, 
asking them to let her go.
*Rufus* "Yes! Please...just let me go! I won't tell anyone! I'll pay you whatever you want! Please!....please!...just let me go!"
Ignoring Rufus, Fionna steps closer to Cade and lowers her voice, 
so that Rufus cannot hear her.
 *Fionna* "Maybe we should just drop everything and go...We've got enough money to leave the country and start over somewhere else."
*Cade deep in thought and not happy* "Hmmm...I don't know, just let me think!..."
 While the two are distracted, Rufus tries to roll onto 
her side so she can get up.
But she is having trouble sitting up without being able to use her hands, especially since she is nearly 6 months pregnant.
She bumps the brown paper bag, and the crinkling sound of paper stirs the silence, Cade looks up at her...his gaze looks ominous and full of hate for her.
*Cade through clenched teeth* "Your always f*cking sh*t up for me! You stupid b*tch! 
You're gonna pay for this!"
 He pushes Fionna aside and in two big strides, grabs Rufus 
by her hair and pulls her up.
 *Fionna* "Cade! Calm down, we'll figure this out..."
 *Cade* "It' too late for that. She's lying about more...Who else knows your here, Rufus?! 
Does Cooper know about this bun in the oven? Don't lie to me."
He holds her hair tightly demanding a quick and 
honest response.
*Rufus* "Ahhh! No! I told you! Only Margaret knows I'm here...I swear."
*Cade* "Does she know your pregnant?..."
Rufus doesn't respond, quick enough and glares up at him. 
Cade throws her back and slaps her hard.
*Cade* "You cocky little c*nt! Answer me! Who else knows?!"
Rufus moans and blinks her eyes, she can't find her voice now even if she  tried, she is disoriented, tired, hungry, and thirsty.
Cade looses his patience, he pulls her up getting
 ready to hit her again.
*Rufus voice shaking* "N...n..n..nobody! Nobody knows I'm pregnant!"
Cade stands back up, looming over her he reaches behind 
his back for his gun.
 *Cade* "Good...because when I am through with you...you'll regret ever firing me!"
*Fionna* "Cade! Get a grip! We need her conscious and coherent if we're gonna 
finish what we started..."
*Fionna continues* "Why throw out a plan we've been working on for months?..."
*Cade* "Somethings not right, Fi...I can feel it. She's lying."
 *Rufus moans* "Please! Just let me go! I swear I won't go to the cops!..."
Cade not feeling the least bit sympathetic, grabs her 
and tosses her down. Her head hits the hard wood floor, and Rufus struggles to stay conscious.
*Fionna* "Cade, we need her conscious...."
*Cade* "What we need is for her to be beaten into submission...She's hiding...
Fionna's computer beeps interrupting Cade...She stops 
and goes to see what it is.
Fionna taps away at the keyboard, while Cade waits
 but he's not a patient man.
*Cade* "What is it? What's going on?!"
*Fionna* "We've got company..."
*Fionna continues* "Someone triggered the alarm south of us..."
*Cade impatient* "Who?!..."
*Fionna* "Give me a sec..."
Then her laptop...makes another sound, another alarm 
that was set has been triggered.
*Fionna* "Sh*t!...This is not good..."
*Cade grumbles* "It's the cops, isn't it?!..."
*Fionna* "I think so, the alarm north of us just went off....Who ever it is should be
 coming across my video feed here very soon."
Cade is livid, furiously enraged that Rufus has yet again screwed everything up for him. First she gets him fired, then blackballs him from getting another job as a body guard, so he took to the darker side of things cleaning up after Hollywood's dirty, gritty messes. Business was good. Then out of the blue Peter calls him, the temptation of getting revenge took over, and he eventually showed up. Then the minute he plots his revenge, Luke barges in after Rufus calls him in a panic. Cade settles for kidnapping Fionna and learns they had a lot in common, together they hatched a plan and were ready to follow it through.  Now he stands over her, gun in hand and questions himself wondering why he shouldn't just end her life right here, right now...
*Cade* "You're like a weed, Rufus!...You just keep coming back!..
How'd they find us?!..."
*Rufus* "I....I..."
Cade kicks her hard, not holding back, his rage fueling him 
and wanting to release it all on Rufus.  
A guttural cry comes from Rufus, and Cade shifts his weight getting ready to come at her again. At the table Fionna is deep in concentration, waiting for whoever triggered the alarms shows up on camera.
*Fionna* "Cade! Look!..."
Cade stops seeing she is passed out, he goes to see 
what Fionna has to show him.
*Fionna* "We've got to get outta here! In 5 more minutes they'll be swarming 
all around this place."
*Cade* "Time to go...pack it up."
Fionna packs up the backpack with the items they don't want to leave behind, while Cade stands over Rufus, who is still out cold.
*Cade* "Maybe I should just, end it for her here and now that way she can't 
tell the boys in blue everything..."
*Fionna* "I know your angry, but we gotta go! No time!.."
Cade growls, he knows she is right. Especially if they want 
to get out of here alive.
*Cade* "Let's go...I'll cover you, get to the bike quick."
*Fionna* "Right..."
Cade steps over Rufus and the terrible twosome hope they 
can make their escape.
While things fall apart for Cade and Fionna, it's not going 
so well for Luke and Laura either. Luke comes upstairs after saying goodbye to Margaret and Ruby. Laura is in tears, and packing his clothes into a bag. Phoenix sits on the bed and is calm, still too young to understand any of it.
 *Luke* "Laura...Babe...Stop...Please, can't we just finish talking?"
*Laura* "What's left to talk about? You cheated on me, Luke...After you promised 
me that it would never happen!"
Laura continues to pack the bag of clothes...
 *Luke* "Babe, The last thing I wanted to do was hurt you! 
Please just hear me out..."
Luke waves his arm to the doorway...
*Luke* "I'll sleep on the couch, to give you space, but please...Please, Baby."
 Laura stops shoving clothes into the bag and looks up at him for the first time since he came into the room.
*Laura sobs* "Stop! Just stop!...and stop trying to sweet talk me! Do you have any idea how I feel right now?! *More tears flow*  I pretty much threw myself at you that evening, wanting things to be right between us after we argued! And now I know exactly, why you refused! You weren't concerned about me being pregnant, you'd just had sex with your ex!"
Luke steps in closer to her and pulls her in a bit so he 
can look her straight in the eyes.
*Luke* "You have every right to be mad at me right now...I'm not asking you to 
forgive me, just hear me out...Let me finish telling you what happened."
Laura looks up at him, she can see he is sincere, 
but is it too late?
*Laura* "Luke....I...I just don't know if I can listen to what you have to say 
right now...or ever!"
She steps back out of  his hold, needing to break their contact.
*Laura continues, still crying* "I feel so betrayed right now!..., and a 'Sorry, Babe I screwed up..' Is not going to smooth things over, Luke! You stood there before friends and family, and spoke our vows when you knew what you had done! No...I can't listen to what you have to say right now."
Laura goes back to packing his bag, tears falling faster than 
she can wipe them away...
*Luke* "I meant every word the day we got married, I love you! Believe me,  I wanted to tell you! But I didn't want to hurt you either...Laura, look at me..."
When she doesn't stop, he steps in closer, and pulls her away from the bag of clothes. She looks up at him and the pain in her eyes, is like a stab to the heart.
*Luke* "I could say I'm sorry over and over, I know it won't be enough. I f*cked up, but what happened that night, wasn't love, or even lust. I was way too worked up, I was angry about our fight. I was angry at Cade. I was even angry at Rufus for not leaving when I told her to...What happened between us was not affectionate...I don't love her. I would take it all back if I could...I'm sorry I pushed you away that night."
Laura just stares at him for a beat, wishing this is all just a terrible dream. On some level she knows he's torn up about it all but, her trust in him is so shattered she doesn't know if the pieces can be put back together.
*Laura sobs out his name* "Luke...I'm just...not"
*Luke* "Please, don't kick me out...Please..."
He pulls her into his body, he wants to comfort her 
and hopes she'll let him. She stands stiff and does not reach out for him. So, Luke starts to talk again...
*Luke* "I'm sorry I hurt you, and broke promises I've made to you...but you're the best damn thing that has ever happened to me. I love you, and our baby boy..."
Then Luke's phone starts ringing, the sound breaks her trance and Laura pulls away. Luke reaches into his pocket to grab his phone.
*Laura* "Is it Jacob?"
*Luke* "No, it's Hayden....It must be news of Ruf...
He looks up at her, not finishing his sentence, 
she's not happy...
*Laura* "Don't answer it...he can leave a message."
*Luke* "I can't, I asked him to call me..."
*Laura crosses her arms* "Why?...We know Ruby is not yours...Why do you care?"
*Luke* "B...Because, I need to know if she's okay..."
Luke looks down at his phone...What he really wants to make sure of is she doesn't incriminate him or Peter as being a part of this kidnapping.
*Laura* "Don't!..."
*Luke* "Just gimme 5 minutes..."
Then he answers the phone, catching it before it goes to voicemail.
Laura flops onto the bed, irritated because Rufus yet again, 
comes between them. Luke walks into the hallway and listens, while Hayden talks to him...
*Hayden* "Rufus was unconscious when we found her, she came to in the ambulance and was mumbling your name...I'm not gonna lie to you she's not good, being rushed into emergency surgery."
*Luke* "Sh*t?!....Which hospital?..." 
*Hayden* "Saint Rosaline..."
*Luke* "Okay...Okay, I'm on my way."
*Hayden* "You sure about that? It's late..."
*Luke* "Yes...I need to make sure she's okay."

To be Continued!...