I second what heroicmuse said. The scene at Paige's gravesite was so poignant and I remembered those flashbacks right along with JJ. I don't know how you did that, but it worked so well. Perfect song choice. Very emotional. It left me awed.
Post by André DiMera on Jan 13, 2016 9:11:59 GMT -5
BRADY HOME Hope led Bo to the door. BO: Are you sure about this, Fancy Face? Aiden stepped forward. AIDEN: Look, Bo, you seem like a nice guy. And, I'm sure that there's no reason that tomorrow, the three of us can sit down and discuss this reasonably like three mature adults... BO: You stay out of this, Jenner! HOPE: Don't talk to my husband like that! Bo looked away from Aiden. HOPE: Aiden, I've got this. AIDEN: Right. Sorry. Aiden stepped back. HOPE: We will talk. But, not right now. BO: Okay. If you need me, I'll be at the Pub. I'm sure ma's got a spare room there. Bo looked like he was going to go in for a kiss, but stopped himself when he saw Hope opening the door. BO: Right. Well, I guess that's my cue to leave. Night. Bo walked out the door.
GRAVEYARD J.J. had been strumming a guitar, and stopped as the song he was playing came to a close. DANIEL: That was beautiful, man. J.J. turned around suddenly. He wiped his eyes. J.J.: Yeah. You, um...you know it? DANIEL: I've heard it before. Julian Lennon, if I recall correctly. J.J. nodded. J.J.: Yeah. You got it. That's him. J.J. cleared his throat. J.J.: So...how are you? DANIEL: Oh, I'm fine. I think the better question is, how are you? J.J.: You know...I'm...surviving. Daniel nodded. DANIEL: The flowers are nice. J.J.: Thanks. Yeah, they were Paige's favorites. J.J. looked away from Daniel, to the flowers he had set on Paige's grave. DANIEL: Hey, man. I miss her, too. J.J.: It's just...it's so unfair. It should've been me, not her. Daniel put a hand on J.J.'s shoulder. DANIEL: Hey, never, J.J., never think like that. J.J.: It's the truth, though. Her death, that's on me. If I hadn't been arrogant enough to believe that we could work things out, she wouldn't have been here. Paige had so much she could give the world. She could've been amazing. She already was amazing. And, because of me, she's gone. DANIEL: Dude, Paige's death is nothing to do with you. You are not the one who strangled her in the shower. Her death, that's not on you. That's on the Necktie Killer, whoever that person may be. But you, J.J., you are not responsible for that. J.J. wanted to say something else, but he couldn't. Instead, he looked down at the ground, hoping to hide the tears in his eyes. Daniel stepped forward and put his arms around J.J.
Post by André DiMera on Jan 14, 2016 9:21:08 GMT -5
BRADY HOME It is now the next morning. Hope and Aiden were still in bed. HOPE: Good morning, Mr. Jennings. AIDEN: Good morning, Detective Brady. Hope and Aiden kissed. AIDEN: You know, I had a great dream last night. HOPE: Yeah? AIDEN: Yeah. I dreamt that I married the most wonderful, beautiful, intelligent woman in the world. And she just happened to be you. HOPE: Hm. Interesting. Because I dreamed that I married the most amazing, fantastic man in the universe, who happened to be you. Except, I don't think it was a dream. AIDEN: Hm, well, now that I think about it, it seemed too real and too good to be a dream. Hope and Aiden kissed again.
BRADY PUB Ciara and Chase had stopped by the Pub to grab breakfast before making their way to school. CIARA: Look, all I'm saying is that I wouldn't be surprised if we had a brother or sister come one of these days. CHASE: No way. Our parents already have their hands full. CIARA: Oh, please. I'm not like I was when I was a kid. CHASE: Seriously? I lost 20 bucks to you bowling a few days ago. CIARA: Only because you didn't take my advice and go for the center pin. CHASE: Going from an angle usually works. As they were talking, Bo came down the stairs. CIARA: In your dreams. BO: Oh my. Ciara turned her head when she heard the voice. BO: Well, I expected that you would have grown, but I didn't think it would be this much. Chase turned, and looked from Ciara to Bo, then back to Ciara. CHASE: Ciara, who is this? CIARA: He's...he's my dad. BO: Hey, little one. I'm home.
DIMERA MANSION André was in the den, on the phone. ANDRE: You're absolutely sure? Pause. ANDRE: I see. Andre sighed. ANDRE: Well, this certainly makes things interesting. Pause. ANDRE: Yes, you certainly will. Pause. ANDRE: Yes. Good day. André hung up the phone and sighed again. He walked into the main room, where Stefano sat. STEFANO: I take it that that was either Aiden Jennings or our informant? ANDRE: Informant. For whatever reason, Aiden Jennings didn't carry through with our plan, which means we'll have to make..other arrangements. But, worse than that, Bo Brady is back in town. STEFANO: Bo Brady?! How in God's name did he escape? ANDRE: No idea, but somehow, he has. Don't worry, father. I shall take care of this. STEFANO: Very good. You are a good son, André. ANDRE: Yes. And now, for your morning tea. Stefano sighed and rolled his eyes as André went out to get a tray.
Post by André DiMera on Jan 15, 2016 9:50:11 GMT -5
BRADY PUB BRADY: It's good to see you, kid. Bo goes in for a hug, but Ciara backs up. BO: Okay, then. Bo turns to Chase. BO: Hi. I'm Bo Brady, Ciara's father. Who are you? CHASE: Chase Jennings. I'm one of Ciara's... CIARA: He's my step-brother. Before hearing Chase's last name, he and Bo had shaken hands. BO: Jennings? You mean, like that lawyer guy? CIARA: His name is Aiden, and yes. Chase is Aiden's son. BO: I see. CIARA: What are you doing here, dad? BO: Well, like I said, I'm home. Your Uncle Steve found me a few days ago. It took the better part of three days to get here once he found me. CIARA: And where have you been, exactly? BO: I was in South America, being held by some of Stefano DiMera's thugs. It's a long story. CIARA: One that I don't have time for right now. Chase and I have to get to school. Come on, Chase. Ciara and Chase turned to leave. BO: Wait, Ciara. Ciara turned back. CIARA: What? BO: We will talk, though. At some point. I need to tell you and your mother what happened. CIARA: Yeah, okay. Ciara turned, and she and Chase walked away. BO (to himself): Well, I guess things really have changed around here. A moment later, Shawn-D walked in the door. SHAWN-D: Dad? Shawn-D smiled, ran over to Bo and hugged him. BO: Shawn, it is so good to see you! SHAWN-D: You too! When did you get home? Last I heard, you had gone AWOL. BO: Just last night. It's a long story. Your Uncle Steve found me and brought me home. That's the important part. I'll fill you, Ciara and your mother in on the details later. The two took a seat. BO: What about you, though? What are you doing back here? Last I heard, you and Belle were still out sailing around the world. SHAWN-D: Well, that was a few years ago. Shortly after you disappeared, we found a place in Maine, and Belle started going to law school. BO: Wow. That's a big change. SHAWN-D: Yeah, and there's gonna be more big changes coming in the near future. BO: Oh, yeah? SHAWN-D: Yeah. I came to town about a week ago. Partly for mom and Aiden's wedding...sorry about that, by the way. BO: Hey, it's unavoidable. It happened. Can't pretend it didn't. SHAWN-D: Anyway, the other reason I came to Salem, is that I'm looking for a house. BO: A house? SHAWN-D: You know, it usually has four walls and a roof, it's where people live. BO: Yeah, yeah, smartie. Bo and Shawn-D laughed. BO: So, this house? SHAWN-D: Yeah. Well, I think I've found the perfect one. As soon as I send the pictures to Belle, she and Claire and coming out here. Long story short, we're moving back to Salem.
I am so glad that Shawn-D is in this story and is a normal person, and that he and Belle are still together. I really liked Bo and Shawn's conversation. So natural!
Ciara is going to take some winning over, and I am very curious about what Chase's reaction is to Bo showing up, especially since Bo was kind of rude to him. It's not his fault Bo was gone and Aiden married Hope!