*Laura* "Do you really have to go?"
*Luke* "No....but it would be nice to just unwind for a bit and catch up with Peter."
*Luke* "I will, Babe...."
Laura pushes him back down onto the bed and she cuddles in next to him.
*Luke touches her belly* "You want me to stay? I can call Peter and tell him I can't make it...."
*Laura* "No....It's fine, you go and have a good time........"
*Hannah* "Is it business or pleasure?"
*Hannah giggles, then gives him her best smile* "Well, I better get back to work.....I'll be back to check on you..."
*Peter* "Hey, don't bitch at me....she knows exactly what she is doing...."
Cade picks up where they left off on the matter of dealing with Rufus.
*Luke* "A big f*cking thank you!....you know you still owe me from that last time I saved your ass"
*Cade* "You still remember that, huh?"
*Luke* "Of course I do! I nearly went to jail for it! The only one who didn't get lucky was that dumb ass mother f*cker Xavier....."
*Cade* "Yeah, but you were there.....I wasn't."
*Luke* "I had nothing to do with what you and Xavier where up to! You're damn lucky I never ratted you out!!"
Peter eats his fries while they hash over what happened in the past.
*Cade* "And I'm the one who got Rufus involved to help you out of it...so we're even, Cooper. I don't owe you anything..."
*Luke* "You still owe me! It's your f*cking fault I was ever in a relationship with her. She used that sh*t to keep me tied to her for years!......"
Luke turns to speak to Peter....
*Luke* "This is exactly why I didn't want to call him..."
*Luke sighs* "Yeah she is....at least she has been keeping her distance but I think she is waiting for the right time to pounce."
*Cade* "Listen up...this will be the last time I help you out Cooper then I don't ever want to hear from you again..."
*Cade* "Good, now that we are on the same page, how do you want it resolved? Overdose? Attempted suicide? Tragic car accident?"
*Cade* "Fine....but my way would be a more permanent solution."
*Luke* "Since when did you get into that sh*t?"
*Cade* "Some years back...It's a living and very lucrative as well....Hollywood always needs someone to clean up after their messes."
*Peter* "Holy sh*t! Cade! What happened to you?"
*Luke* "Yeah, we're not sick, twisted f*cks like you, Cade....show some compassion."
Hannah comes back to the table with a big smile on her face and directly staring at Peter.
*Hannah* "Hello boys! You three doing okay?" *they nod* "Here's that ketchup you asked for, Peter...."
*Peter reaches for it* "Thanks..."
Hannah hands him the ketchup bottle and gently strokes the bottle's neck in a subdued, suggestive manner as she releases her grip.
Every single one of them knows exactly what she is suggesting....She then smiles, turns and sashays away.
*Luke smiles* "I think you just got a glimpse into your future..."
*Peter smiles* "I'm not surprised, she's been hot for me since the minute I walked in."
*Luke* "Just don't go ruining sh*t for me....I like coming here."
*Peter* "Yeah, yeah, yeah....."
*Luke* "Oh, like you don't get excited when a chick does sh*t like that?"
*Cade* "Her? No. She's not my type..."
*Cade laughs* "Rufus!..Ha! She could never handle me.....So, how do you want me to deal with her, Cooper?"
*Luke* "Just throw her over your shoulder and haul her ass outta here...I don't f*cking care about any details or any sh*t like that."
*Luke* "No! Don't f*cking call....I'll know she's gone when I stop getting phone calls from her."
*Cade* "Fair enough....
*Peter* "Don't feel bad for Rufus, man. Think about Laura and your baby boy. You don't want her crazy ass down here anymore, any where near both of them...."
*Luke* "Your right, it's her goddamn fault Rufus is down here in the first place. Make sure you pack her up with you as well. Last thing I need is her causing anymore trouble."
*Cade* "Unless you can pay me a substantial amount of money, then no, you owe me until I say you don't...."
*Cade* "Good, it's all settled then?" *Luke and Peter both nod* "Well, then fellas let's drink and have some fun!...."
Cade looks as though he is ready to party now, his scowl going from grim to curious in a flash....Luke and Peter exchange looks and wonder what the hell did they just agree to.
*Luke* "If we go down for any of this, I'm blaming it all on you..."
*Peter* "Fair enough, but you won't stop b*tching about Rufus! I had to do something...."
Cade gets up and strolls over to the bar.
*Luke* "What the f*ck is he doing?"
*Luke* "Aww sh*t! I think he's bringing them over here....Great!"
Peter meanwhile has been scoping out the dark haired beauty that is with the group of girls Cade is sweet talking.
*Luke* "What about Hannah?"
*Peter* "I'm still game with her too...That red head is looking right at you!"
*Peter* "Then don't...We already got it all settled, anyways. Just wish it could be like old times with us..."
*Luke* "Sorry, Peter....I can't afford to screw sh*t up with Laura again...."
*Peter* "Yeah, I get it.....she's the love of your life..."
*Luke* "Just have fun and watch your back. I don't trust Cade..."
Luke wouldn't have minded being in a situation like this a couple years ago but things have changed. All he can see when he looks at those girls faces is T-R-O-U-B-L-E!
Luke gets up from the table to go pay his tab, when
Cade stops him from leaving....
*Cade* "Your not thinking of leaving are you, Cooper?"
*Cade* "You want my help right?" *Luke nods* "Then your f*cking staying...."
*Luke* "Cade....I'm not that same guy you used to know...."
*Luke getting angry* "I'm not interested, Cade!.....I already have a red head waiting at home for me..."
*Cade with calm forcefulness* "You walk away, Cooper...then our deal is off! Make your choice..."
Luke flops down into the booth pissed and seething with anger. He really, really wants Rufus out of his life, but not sure if he is willing to risk it all like this...no matter what he does he feels doomed. His past keeps coming back to haunt him some way or another..... Then the 3 girls gather their drinks and make their way towards them. Luke gets up and grabs a chair letting the girls take the booth with Peter and Cade....but the red head has other plans and takes a seat on Luke's lap....
Luke is already buzzing, from the amount of beer he has consumed and she catches him off guard.
*Girl* "Your cute! What's your name?...."
*Luke* "Get off of me!..."
*Girl pouts* "But I so wanna to be on you! Actually..... I want you on me!"
*The two other girls giggle and both say....* "Typical Desiree!!"
The night is just about to get interesting.....if it hasn't already
To be concluded in Part 2.