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!...

Friday, January 16, 2015

Who's Your Daddy?

 While Luke was gathering his thoughts and trying to pull himself together, after dropping a huge confession on Laura. Everyone else is downstairs. Laura sits at the table to feed Phoenix. Peter has just come in through the front door with Hayden, and Ruby who is being carried by Margaret, Rufus' trusted housekeeper/ nanny.
*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..."
*Hayden* "Sure..."
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.
*Luke* "Yeah..."
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..."

*Luke* "It's good to see you as well...How have you been?"
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..."
*Hayden* "Let's go get it, and you can tell me about your morning..,"
*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.
*Luke* "Babe, this is Margaret Roberts...Margaret, this is my wife Laura."
*Laura waves and smiles* "Hello..."
*Margaret smiles back* "Hi!..So nice to meet you!"
*Marget continues* "And who is this handsome little boy?..."
*Luke* "This is our son, Phoenix...He's uh 5..."
 *Laura* "He's 6 months Luke..."
*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.
*Margaret* "Some water would be just fine..."
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."
*Luke* "Yeah..."
*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?..."
*Margaret* "No, she is Rufus' child...Rufus had a few short term relationships, right before the band broke up...One of those fellas is Ruby's father, but she would rather think that Ruby is yours..."
 *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?"
 *Luke* "No she's not mine...But she's been telling Ruby that I am."
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
 any longer...
*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."
*Luke* "So does that mean, you may find her?"
*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 
goes to check on Ruby.
 *Margaret* "Ruby, sweetie, it's time to go..."
*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."
 *Ruby* "Okay..."
Margaret and Ruby head to the front door, and Luke already
there waiting to say goodbye...

 *Margaret* "Ruby, the toy stays here..."
*Ruby* "No!..."
*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.
Fionna sits at the small table, and types up a note on her laptop. Rufus is still tied and laying on the bed. She is getting restless, still not knowing fully what Cade and Fionna plan on doing with her. 
*Rufus* "Can I get some water?...."
But Fionna doesn't respond right away and Rufus 
gets impatient.
*Rufus* "Fi! Water now!..."
Then Fionna looks up at Rufus....
*Fionna* "Oh?! You think talking to me like that is gonna get you what you want?...I'm busy."
*Rufus* "Fi, Please....I'm so thirsty...just let me sit up and drink some water."
*Fionna* "I'll think about it..."
Then she goes back to typing on her laptop. Rufus lets out a soft quiet sigh, and tries to be patient. This not knowing what is gonna happen next has her on edge...
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..."
Fionna's curiosity is piqued and she gets up to see 
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?"
*Cade* "I grabbed whatever I could find out of that donation bin we saw the other day."
Rufus'  impulsive mouth gets the best of her and she blurts out, 
angry at these two for what they are doing to her.
*Rufus* "I am not wearing that garbage!...Neither of you come near me!"
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.
*Fionna with some sarcasm* "Is that right? You really think you can boss us around?
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?"
*Fionna laughs* "You are so delusional! You just forgot about me the minute I was taken!
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.
*Fionna taunting* "Time to take off those pretty designer clothes..."
*Rufus getting defensive* "Get off of me!...Don't touch me!"
Rufus wiggles but can't move much Fionna has her pinned down.
Once she gives up, Fionna pulls open her jacket, and gasps in shock.
*Fionna* "Ohmygod! Cade! She's pregnant!..."

To be continued!
^_^