*Rufus* "You stay there, I'll get our breakfast....."
Rufus glides happily across the room to go and answer the door but....
*Rufus* "Your bluffing...."
*Michelle tosses the envelope across to her* "See for your self, that's for you to keep...."
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...."
*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....."
*Rufus* "Fi, what are you doing out here?...."
Laura jerks her hand away...
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* "Leave her out of thi...."
Then Michelle opens the door and ushers her sister down the hall.
*Laura* "No! It's okay...I'm fine. I just got a little too excited and agitated...."
*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 understand...now 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.....
*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."
*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.
*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...
*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
*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 hospital....now she has no choice but to call Luke and their Mother. Everyone will need to know what is going on.....
To be continued.....in 2 weeks!
I need to get my doll space in order it's a total and complete wreck!