*Peter looking at Laura* "Where's Luke?..."
Laura doesn't look up at Peter, her eyes are probably already
puffy and red from crying, so she continues to scoop food into Phoenix's mouth.
*Laura* "He's upstairs..."
Peter figures from her body language and her short response
that Luke told her the truth. Turning back to Hayden...
*Peter* "I'm just gonna run up there and get him..."
But before Peter can turn around Luke is there...
*Luke in a somber tone* "Don't bother...I'm here."
Luke's tone confirms what Peter thought, he must have told her the truth, they both seem to be moping about now.
*Peter* "Everything okay?..."
It's not and Peter knows it but Luke just responds in a nonchalant manner the best that he can.
But Luke's attention is quickly diverted to the woman holding Ruby...It's been years since he's seen Margaret and goes to greet her immediately.
*Margaret* "Luke! It's so wonderful to see you again, although I'm sorry
it's under these circumstances..."
While Luke talks with Margaret, Peter and Hayden decide to head upstairs to get the package of weed and talk about what
happened this morning with Cade.
*Hayden* "So where's that weed?"
*Peter* "It's up in Luke's office..."
*Peter* "Okay...works for me..."
Ruby meanwhile busies herself with the basket of toys
that is in the living area.
Peter leads Hayden upstairs, while Luke introduces Margaret to Laura. She may be mad at him but she's still his wife and deserves a proper introduction.
*Laura waves and smiles* "Hello..."
*Margaret smiles back* "Hi!..So nice to meet you!"
*Luke* "This is our son, Phoenix...He's uh 5..."
*Margaret* "Well...he is just precious...I guess we should talk then."
Luke nods, he is dying to get some kind of confirmation if Ruby is his or not. The paternity test they had done this morning won't be in for about a week. Margaret sits at the table and Luke offers her something to drink.
So Luke gives her one of the fancy bottled waters Laura likes to buy for unexpected guests...and Margaret gets down to business.
*Margaret* "I'm sure you two are on pins and needles wondering about Ruby."
*Margaret* "Rufus was a wreck after you left her Luke, she was depressed for sometime but..."
*Margaret continues* "...Just like the news reported she was sick, not physically,
but mentally, this is when the band started to break apart. Everyone was tired of her erratic behavior. Which we later learned she may possibly be bipolar."
*Luke wanting to just get to the point* "So why did she tell me she lost the baby?"
*Margaret* "Because she did..."
Luke looks confused and so does Laura. Margaret continues...
*Margaret* "Ruby is not your child, Luke...but I suggest you have a paternity test
done just to show proof that she isn't..."
Luke blows out a huge sigh of relief, he did not want
to have a child with Rufus...
*Luke* "Holy sh*t! And your sure about all of this?"
*Margaret nods* "Yes, She miscarried your baby..."
*Laura jumps into the conversation* "So is Ruby adopted?..."
*Luke with frustration* "Of course she would..."
Peter hearing the trail end of their conversation, speaks up...
*Peter* "So? Did I hear it right? She's your kid?"
Peter pats Luke's shoulder, even he is relieved to hear it. Peter has never gotten along with Rufus.
*Peter* "This is good news! At least you know now..."
Luke just shrugs his shoulders...he's still worried about what he told Laura and how that's gonna go down.
*Hayden* "Did you tell them everything you told me, Ms. Roberts? Not yet,
I just finished telling them about, Ruby. I think you can fill them in on the rest."
Everyone else in the room is now curious as to what
other news they have, so Hayden doesn't keep them wondering
*Hayden* "Ms. Roberts made us aware that one of the bracelets Rufus wears has a tracking device on it. I should be getting a call soon once they pinpoint her location, lets just hope she is still wearing it."
*Hayden* "That's what we are counting on..."
*Peter* "Oh sh*t! Well, she was always a paranoid person. What about Cade and Fionna?"
*Hayden* "They'll be taken into custody...I'm just hoping things go smoothly."
The ladies get up while the men continue to talk
for a few more minutes.*Hayden* "I've got to get back to the station..."
*Peter* "I better leave too, I gotta get to work."
*Luke* "Call me the minute you hear anything...I don't care what time it is."
*Hayden* "Will do.."
Laura takes Phoenix upstairs and Margaret
*Ruby* "No! I like it here..."
*Margaret* "I know, but we need to back to the hotel and wait for your
mommy to come back."
Margaret and Ruby head to the front door, and Luke already
there waiting to say goodbye...
*Margaret* "Ruby, the toy stays here..."
*Luke* "It's her stuffed animal Laura bought it for her."
*Margaret* "Oh! Okay...well then let's go Ruby dear."
Then she turns to look at Luke.
*Margaret* "Thanks for taking care of her..."
*Luke* "You should be thanking Laura, she's the one who took care of her."
*Margaret smiles* "She looked upset earlier, are you two okay?..."
*Luke* "I hope so, Rufus has put a lot of tension between us."
*Margaret* "Oh Luke! I'm so sorry...Rufus has had a hard time letting you go. I've told her many times to move on. I should have came down here with her, but she insisted I stay back in LA with Ruby. I'm just hoping she's okay and they find her safe and sound."
*Luke* "I'm glad she still has you Margaret..."
*Margaret* "Rufus may be a wild child but I care about her...Goodnight Luke."
They say their final goodbyes, then Margaret heads
out the door with Ruby.
While Luke and Laura were learning the truth about Ruby. Cade and Fionna are in for some surprises as well.
A short while later Cade comes in with a brown paper bag under his arm. He doesn't look in Rufus' direction, focused on Fionna, he speaks to her...
*Cade* "Did you get it done?..."
*Fionna* "I'm finishing it up right now. How'd it go with Peter?"
*Cade* "Like I expected it...When you're done I need you to change, Rufus into these clothes. We need to get a move on into the next part of our plan..."
exactly what is in the bag.
*Fionna laughs* "Let me see! Did you find her some nice ratty hand me downs for her to wear?"
angry at these two for what they are doing to her.
Cade passes the bag to Fionna, then heads over to the fridge for something to drink. Fionna sets the bag down, and looks at Rufus.
Have you forgotten who is in control here?"
*Rufus* "All I did was be good to you! I treated you
like a princess and this is how you repay me?"
You didn't care what happened to me!...All you've ever cared about is yourself!"
Then Fionna climbs on top of her straddling her
legs over Rufus' body, shoving her back into the mattress.
*Fionna* "Payback is a b*tch, Rufus! And she's here to make sure
you get what you deserve..."
While Fionna is with Rufus, Cade just stands there and watches, he enjoys seeing Fionna take control of her thirst for revenge.
*Rufus getting defensive* "Get off of me!...Don't touch me!"
Rufus wiggles but can't move much Fionna has her pinned down.