Friday, April 18, 2014

The Choices We Make......

It's now mid morning and Rufus is just getting her day started when she hears the knock at her door. She gets up to go answer it and figures it must be the breakfast she ordered for two.
*Rufus* "You stay there, I'll get our breakfast....."
Rufus glides happily across the room to go and answer the door but.... 
to her surprise it is not watch she was expecting...Laura and Michelle push in through the door and Rufus is not happy anymore....
*Rufus* "How the hell did you get past the desk?"
*Michelle* "The guy at the front desk could've cared less...maybe you should have picked a better hotel to stay at."
*Rufus looking at Laura* "I can see your the one Luke knocked up...He always did have a thing for red heads.....What do you want?" 
*Laura* "You know exactly why we are here...."
*Rufus then looks to Michelle* "....Who the hell are you?"
*Michelle* "I'm the one who is going to expose you for who you really are...."
Rufus takes a seat at the couch.
*Rufus* "Is that right?"
Laura walks to stand in front of Rufus.
*Laura* "We know you relish your privacy...that is why you are here under a false name, also so you don't have the press breathing down your neck while you stalk, this can be settled quietly or we can take what we have and give it to the press."
*Rufus* "Are you threatening me?"
Michelle walks closer to where Laura is standing.
*Michelle* "Your damn right...we're threatening you! You need to back off and get lost!"
*Rufus laughs* "I don't see what you could possibly do or say to change my mind...."
 Michelle takes a seat across from Rufus..... 
and pulls a large envelope out of her bag.
*Michelle* "All of your answers to that ae in this envelope....."
 *Michelle continues* ".....we know you don't want the media knowing you are here. You have been lurking around making sure that you are not seen in public. Believe me they will go ape sh*t if they find out that the former lead singer to the band "Rock Candy" is now stalking her ex because she has nobody left who cares about her....They will analyze and criticize your whacked out brain...wondering where things went wrong and why did she lose it? Does she need help? Why didn't anyone see this coming? get the picture..."
*Rufus* "Your bluffing...."
*Michelle tosses the envelope across to her* "See for your self, that's for you to keep...."
*Michelle stands up* "My cell number is written on there. You have until the end of the day to call me....Otherwise, I email every major media outlet in the country and they will all have this story prepped and ready for their morning news casts......"
Rufus is left speechless and angry that she has let what just occurred happen. Michelle is ready to leave but Laura wants to have the last word....

*Laura leans over the couch to look down at her* "Luke doesn't love you and he doesn't want to be with you. He's told me everything about you....You can't come between our happiness! Your no match for it...."
 *Rufus laughs* "Happiness is fleeting.....He'll get tired of you....and come crawling back to me."
*Laura* "The only one crawling will be our baby, to their proud and happy father!.....That day you saw him in the park is the day he put this ring on my finger. He doesn't care about you, he was only thinking about me....he's told me everything."
*Rufus* "Is that what you think? You really think he tells you everything....did he tell you about how he grabbed me and kissed me yesterday? You know, if we would have been in a more discreet location he would have done much more that just kiss me....."
 Laura gets livid with anger, being reminded of the text message. She is about to respond when they hear footsteps coming from the bedroom, everyone turns to look, Laura and Michelle are shocked to find who it is.
*Rufus* "Fi, what are you doing out here?...."
*Fionna* "I'm sorry Ru, I thought you had breakfast for us..."
  Laura wants to charge after her and wring her neck....

 *Laura* "YOU! This is all your fault!! You brought Rufus here, didn't you!?"
Rufus stands up to stop Laura from going after Fionna but is distracted when she finally notices the ring on Laura's hand. Rufus grabs her by the wrist.
*Rufus* "Is this his grandmother's ring? He gave it to you?!"
Laura jerks her hand away...
*Laura* "Uh....yeah....I told you that already."
 Out of all the things that Laura said to her seeing that ring on her finger hurt the most. She can deal with the media and having her name dragged through the mud....but she begged and pleaded with Luke to put that ring on her finger. He never did....Rufus turns to look at Michelle and so does Laura. Michelle is laying into Fionna...and letting her hear it.
 *Michelle* "This is all your fault!...Rufus came after Luke, cause you told her where he was and what was going on...You work for him, he trusted you! Why!?"
*Fionna* "Because I...Because Rufus cares about me... and I care about her..."
*Michelle* "Your delusional...She only cares about herself."
*Rufus* "Just leave Fi out of this......I think you two have overstayed your welcome...."
*Michelle* "Leave her out of thi...."
 Then Michelle turns to see Laura slightly bent over.
*Michelle* "Laura! Are you okay!?"
*Laura* "I'm okay....I think it's just my blood pressure....I just need to calm down."
*Michelle* "Are you sure?"
*Laura winces* "Yes....lets just go..."
Rufus is in a bit of shock. Michelle hurries to Laura's side then right before they head out the door she turns to look at Rufus.
*Michelle* "Remember you have until the end of today to call me....."
Then Michelle opens the door and ushers her sister down the hall.
*Michelle* "I'm calling Luke...."
*Laura* "No! It's okay...I'm fine. I just got a little too excited and agitated...."
*Michelle* "He needs to know....I don't want to leave you and go back to work, especially if you are not well."
*Laura* "Just get me home, then we can decide if you need to call him."
*Michelle* "Fine....but don't be stubborn. I know your still mad at him but I..."
*Laura interrupts* "I lets just get out of here..."
Back in Rufus' hotel room she opens the envelope to look inside and see what is in there. There are street camera pictures of her following Luke into the park....along with her whereabouts,
and what she has been up to since she came to town.....
*Fionna* "What is it Ru?"
*Rufus* "It's a contract.....well at least part of it is.. I have to agree to stay away from Luke or they take what they have and give it to the media."
*Fionna* "What could they have that would stop you?"
*Rufus* "It doesn't matter....Luke doesn't love me. I realize that now, after seeing that ring on her finger."
*Fionna* "So now what?"
*Rufus* "We get revenge.....I am not gonna let them make a fool out of me."
 *Fionna* "How Ru?......If you sign that contract you can't go near Luke..."
Rufus stares off into space with a sly smile across her face.
*Rufus* "Oh, Sweetie I realize that....I am not gonna go after him anymore. That bastard has made his choice!....but the contract didn't say I couldn't go near HER!"
*Fionna gasps* "Ru! What do you mean?"
Rufus continues and tells Fionna what she now plans to do.


Laura and Michelle head out and make their way back to Laura's place safe and sound. They set their bags down and Laura gets more comfortable...
*Laura* "You think she will sign that contract?"
*Michelle* "I think so.....How are you feeling?"
*Laura* "I'm fine....just a little tired."
*Michelle* "Are you sure? I hate to leave here if you are not feeling well."
*Laura* "Michelle, it's okay....I'm okay. I just need to take a nap. I really didn't sleep well last night."
*Michelle* "Okay....then I am gonna use the restroom before I head out."
Michelle darts upstairs and Laura goes to grab a cup to get herself a glass of water. As she is finishing at the fridge she gets a huge pain shooting down her back.
Laura stumbles back against the refrigerator and feels something warm trickle down her legs. She looks down and sees a small watery, red puddle of liquid....
 *Laura screams for her sister* "Michelle!! Michelle!"
The edges of her vision begin to go black, the pain still pulsing down her back. She is panicking and struggles to call out her sister's name again. Michelle hurries to the stairway as quick as she can and gasps in shock at what she finds....
*Michelle yells* "Laura!....."
She scrambles down the steps and kneels down in front of her.
*Michelle gently jostles her* "Laura?! Laura?!....."
When she doesn't respond Michelle reaches out to the table to grab her phone and calls 911.
Finally an operator comes on the line....
*Operator* "911...What is your emergency?"
*Michelle* "It's my sister! She has passed out and she is bleeding! She's 6 months pregnant! Oh my god, I think she might be going into labor!"
*Operator* "I'm sending some out to you right now... according to your call, your location is 321
1/6 Avenue?"
 *Michelle* "Yes....we are on the second floor of the building...."
*Operator* "Okay....they are on their way.....Now I need you to check to see if she is breathing and if she has a pulse..."
Michelle does as the 911 operator tells her and confirms with her that she is still breathing and has a pulse, but Laura is still unconscious and unresponsive....
The operator stays on the phone with Michelle until the EMS arrives. Laura is slowly starting to come to when they get there. Michelle tries to help her sit up but Laura is still too disoriented....
Michelle is now regretting ever letting Laura go with her to confront Rufus. She should have done it on her own and spared her sister the stress and heartache. She rides with her to the she has no choice but to call Luke and their Mother. Everyone will need to know what is going on.....

To be 2 weeks!
I need to get my doll space in order it's a total and complete wreck!

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's Not What It Seems!

Sunlight is streaming in through the bedroom window. Laura quietly stirs awake. Sleeping in is always nice but not today...
Last night was by far the worst night and today can't possibly be any better. She sits up in bed and rubs the sleep from her face...She feels nauseous and sick to her stomach.
As much as she would love to stay in bed and just sleep the day away, she can't. She promised her sister they would eat lunch together. Michelle was anticipating she would have some good news regarding her and Luke's delicate situation but she doesn't.
Laura lays her hand down on Luke's side of the bed where he would have slept last night. She thinks she might start crying again but she doesn't, instead she starts to get angry....Angry that he let this happen and drive a wedge farther between them. Her mind drifts back to last night when they were so close to coming together, everything was right at their fingertips. Now they are even farther apart.....doubt has seeded in her mind and she doesn't know if she can trust him.

*****Last Night*****
Luke leans down to kiss her.
Laura breaths in and then pushes him back. 
*Laura* "Have you been smoking?!"
*Luke sighs* "Uh....Yeah...."
*Laura* "Why?....You know I am not supposed to be breathing that crap in..."
*Luke*  "I just needed to unwind a bit, that's all.....Let me go take a quick shower..."
*Laura* "Okay....but hurry back.."
Luke sits up and sets his phone and watch on his night table. Then strips the remainder of his clothes off and heads towards the bathroom.
*Luke* "Five minutes......I'll be right back."
*Laura* "Okay...*she smiles*...."I'll be waiting."
 Laura lays and waits....
Then Luke's phone goes off and it startles her. 
She reaches to grab for it, to look and see who it could be, especially at this hour.

Laura's mood goes from blissful to infuriated in a flash.
It's a text from Rufus. She almost deletes it but decides to read it first....
*Rufus' text message*
*Hey Baby! that kiss was absolutely amazing!!!   there is no denying what is still lingering between us. I can't stop thinking about it. I'm lying here thinking about  How you felt in my hands. The way you grabbed my ass and kissed me. like you were about to rock my world *sigh* Then there was that look on your face when I touched you. Oh Luke... our bodies so close..I was on fire Baby! Call me!! I'm waiting for you....
Laura gets up, quickly puts on her robe and flips on the lights.

Luke is still in the shower. She walks into the bathroom with his phone in her hand.
*Laura pulls back the curtain* "What the hell is this?!"
*Luke blinking water out of his eyes* "What is what?"
*Laura* "Is she playing a sick joke or did this really happen? Did you kiss her?"
When he doesn't answer her right away the look on his face tells her everything she needs to know.

*Laura* "You said to trust you! And I did....How could you do this to me?!"
*Luke* " was just a kiss......She is probably twisting it..."

*Laura walks back into the bedroom* "Just a kiss?! I'm calling this B*tch right now and telling her to back off!"
Luke gets out of the shower and grabs a towel...

*Luke* "No!...Don't you dare and dial her number!...You are not calling her....Give me the phone."
Laura sits on the bed still not giving up his phone.

He sits down next to her.
*Laura scoffs* "No!....And let you handle it?....all you did apparently was handle her ass!"
*Luke* "What?! Damn it, Laura! Give me my f*cking phone!..."

*Laura* "Don't talk to me that way!...." 
*Luke tries to calm down* "I'm sorry.....Now give me my phone so I can read it.....please....."

*Laura is shaking with anger* "Why do you need to read it? If you were there then you know what tell me the truth!"
  Luke gets up and grabs his jeans to slip them back on. He feels to vulnerable without them....He talks while he his getting dressed. Laura walks and sits down on her side of the bed.
 Still holding his phone tightly.
*Luke sighs heavily* "Babe, I'm sorry....I f*cked up..... I'm not gonna lie to you....I am the one that kissed her."
Luke turns around when she doesn't say anything.
*Luke* "Laura?...Babe?...."
 Laura doesn't speak...tears start flowing and she curls up and lays on the bed, tossing his phone aside.
A part of her was hoping that, that text from Rufus was a lie but she knew from the minute she showed it to him that he was having trouble denying it.
 Luke puts his phone away and climbs into bed trying to comfort her...

*Luke* "Laura....Baby, I'm sorry, Please just say something...."
*Laura sad and sobbing* "Just go....get out!..Leave me alone...."
*Luke* "Don't say that....Please....let me explain what happened. She is..."
*Laura cuts him off* "No! Ju..just go.....*trying to hold back tears*..I..I can't even look at you right now."

Luke doesn't plead with her again. He just grabs what he needs, shuts out the light, then heads downstairs. Laura buries her face into the pillow and as soon as he is gone she cries herself to sleep..... 

 Laura sighs and gets out of bed to make her way downstairs. She doubts Luke is still home. He probably left for work early and he did...
She looks over and sees the couch was pulled out into the sofa bed. Luke didn't even bother putting it back together. She sits down at the table.
 Laura grabs her phone and turns it on. She needs to call and cancel with her sister. She is in no mood to go out for lunch after what happened last night.
She grabs her phone then looks down at the sonogram picture of the baby. As mad as she is at him she still wants Luke there for her next Doctor appointment. Then something in her just clicks. She is not gonna let Rufus pull a stunt like this again. She grabs the phone and calls her sister....
*Michelle with excitement* "Hey! How did it go last night?"
*Laura sighs* "Um....not good. Not good at all...We had another fight...."
*Michelle* "What?! Why, what happened?"
*Laura trying not to cry* "Rufus happened...that's what."
*Michelle* "How? Did she show up at ya'lls place?"
*Laura* "No...I'll explain it later.  Right, now I want to go track down Rufus and before you go telling me no....I am asking you if you want to come. Because I am doing this with or without you."
*Michelle is silent for a beat* "Um....Laura.... you can't go confront her. You need to think of yourself first. I thought you were gonna invite her to lunch?"
*Laura* "I'm past being nice about this over lunch....Are coming or not? Because you are not gonna change my mind about this."
*Michelle* "Fine...fine...I'm coming over....we'll figure this out together. Do not go looking for Rufus without me!"
*Laura* "Okay....Just get here as quick as you can..."
Laura ends the call with her sister then, goes back upstairs to get dressed. She wants to be ready to go when Michelle gets here.
On the drive to the hotel where Rufus is supposedly staying Laura tells Michelle what happened last night between her and Luke. Then, they come up with a plan to get access to her hotel suite. Michelle, sweet talks the young man at the front desk and convinces him to let her and her assistant through..... 
They ride up the elevator and walk down the hall stopping in front Rufus' hotel room door...
*Michelle* "Are you sure you want to do this? We can still walk away..."
*Laura* "Yes...she has to be stopped.........."
*Michelle* "I can't convince you at all can I?"
*Laura* "No...."
*Michelle gets ready* "All right then....let's do this..."
*Laura* "You ready?"
*Michelle* "Yup...I'm ready....go for it."
Laura raises her hand then knocks on the door....

To be continued!