Post by André DiMera on Jan 18, 2016 9:37:39 GMT -5
BRADY PUB BO: You're moving back home, that's awesome! SHAWN-D: Yeah, thanks. BO: So, what prompted this? SHAWN-D: A couple of things, actually. First of all, as you're probably aware, Claire is a teenager now... BO: Yep, so is Ciara. SHAWN-D: Right. And, we want her to be raised closer to family than she has been. BO: Makes sense to me. SHAWN-D: Well, that's only one reason. BO: There are others? SHAWN-D: Well, yeah. We were ready to come home. I mean, we've spent years traveling. It'll be good to come home at night to a place that doesn't move. BO: Hey, I feel ya on that one, man. SHAWN-D: Also, as I said, Belle is finishing up law school. And she needed to get an apprenticeship. Which, she now does. BO: Oh, she's gonna work with Justin at his law firm. That's great! Shawn-D let out a sigh. BO: What? It is, isn't it? SHAWN-D: Is it great that she got an apprenticeship? You bet it is! Especially one that's here. But, uh, dad, she's not gonna be working with Justin. BO: You're not serious? SHAWN-D: Hey, I know you don't like him, but you literally just got home yesterday. Give Aiden a chance. It took me a while to warm up to him, too, but I'm getting there. Now it was Bo's turn to sigh. SHAWN-D: Dad, it's not Aiden's fault that you were kidnapped. BO: I know, I know. I was there. SHAWN-D: Like I said, I wasn't too sure about him at first, either. But, I had Uncle Steve look into him before he left to go find you. He seems like an okay guy. BO: We'll see. Shawn-D looked at his watch. SHAWN-D: I have to go. I've got an appointment to look at a house in a few. But, it's good to see you. BO: You too, man. Bo and Shawn-D stood up and hugged. SHAWN-D: We'll catch up more soon, okay? BO: Sure. Sounds good. Shawn-D left.
DIMERA MANSION André was on the phone ANDRE: Yes, of course, leave them on the doorstep. Pause. ANDRE: Do I have to come over there and pick them up myself? Pause. ANDRE: I didn't think so. Pause. ANDRE: No, I don't want any of your excuses. Just get the job done, and do it now! André hung up the phone. Chad walked up. CHAD: Trouble in paradise? ANDRE: No, not at all. Just waiting for an order to come in. you know how these shipping companies can be. But, as for you, Chad, it's time for your next lesson. André chuckled darkly.
Post by André DiMera on Jan 19, 2016 8:53:01 GMT -5
DIMERA MANSION CHAD: And what exactly is my next “lesson”, André? What, are you gonna brainwash me with some Clockwork Orange style video and make me fall for a girl who's got lots of money? André scoffed. ANDRE: Oh, please. Do you think either father or I really care about your pathetic love life? No, my dear little brother. I have much better plans for you. Get changed and grab your machete. I'll be there momentarily.
HORTON TOWN SQUARE Shawn-D is in the middle of the square, talking on the phone. SHAWN-D: Hey. BELLE (over phone): Hey. SHAWN-D: I found us a place to live. BELLE (over phone): Yeah? SHAWN-D: Yeah. You and Claire are gonna love it. BELLE (over phone): That's great! I can't wait to see it! SHAWN-D: Yeah. So, how soon does your plane leave? BELLE (over phone): Oh, we've already left. SHAWN-D: Okay. I'll be on my way to O'Haire to pick you guys up. BELLE (over phone): That's really not necessary. SHAWN-D: You're my wife, of course it is. BELLE (over phone): Turn around. Shawn-D heard a click on his phone. SHAWN-D: What the...? BELLE: Turn around. Shawn-D turned to see Belle and Claire waiting for him. He ran to them and hugged them. CLAIRE: Hi, dad. SHAWN-D: Hey, sweetie! It's so good to see you both! BELLE: You too! CLAIRE: We flew out early because we wanted to see you. BELLE: And because we didn't want to spend one more moment without you. Shawn-D and Belle kissed.
BRADY HOME Aiden had just finished his second shower. The first had been with Hope, but they had gotten a bit distracted, so Aiden took a second. Hope was already dressed and walking down the stairs when the doorbell rang. HOPE: I'll get it. Hope opened the door, but there was nobody there. HOPE: Hello? Hello? She looked down and saw a box on the step. She picked up the box and brought it in. HOPE: Hm, it's addressed to Aiden. Aiden, who was half-dressed, came down the stairs. AIDEN: Who was it? HOPE: No idea. Whoever it was left this package. She handed the package over to Aiden. HOPE: It's addressed to you. AIDEN: No return address, so no idea who it's from. Hope got a pair of scissors, and the two opened the box together. They looked in to see two boxes of chocolates and a small potted plant. AIDEN: Well, this is nice. HOPE: Yeah, but who's it from? AIDEN: There's a note in the flowers, here. Aiden picked the note out. AIDEN: Oh, I don't believe this. HOPE: What? AIDEN: “Congratulations on your marriage, and compliments of the upcoming festive season. Love, A., C. and S. DiMera.” HOPE: Well, the first thing we're doing is getting rid of those chocolates. I am not putting anything in my mouth that was given to me by a DiMera.
Post by André DiMera on Jan 20, 2016 9:36:34 GMT -5
SALEM PLACE It is now later in the day. Ciara and Chase had stopped at the Java Cafe for coffees after school let out. CHASE: So, that guy we met at the Pub earlier, that was your dad? Ciara nodded. CHASE: Wow. Must be a big surprise running into him after all this time. CIARA: Yep. CHASE: You don't wanna talk about it? CIARA: Not really. CHASE: Okay. CIARA: How could he just show up after all this time and think that he could start all over again? More than that, how could he just leave me and my mom like that? For three whole years, we had no idea where he was, or if he was even coming home! CHASE: That had to be rough. CIARA: I mean, we survived. But, that's not the point... Ciara was about to continue, but stopped when she saw Bo walk in. Bo saw her, too, and walked over. BO: Hey, Ciara. Chase. CHASE: Hi, Mr. Brady. BO: You guys mind if I take a seat? CIARA: If you want to. Chase and I were just leaving. Ciara gets up. BO: Oh, really? I thought maybe we could catch up a bit. CIARA: Maybe later. Come on, Chase. Chase stood and followed Ciara out of the Cafe.
DIMERA MANSION The phone rang. André picked it up. ANDRE: Hello? Pause. ANDRE: No, this is his son. What can I do for you? Pause. ANDRE: No, no I don't think that'll be necessary. Pause. ANDRE: Yes, well I would let you speak with him, but I'm afraid he's unwell and not really up for it. Pause. ANDRE: I would be very suspicious if you didn't. This is his eldest son, André DiMera. I shall be handling my father's affairs for the foreseeable future. Pause. ANDRE: No, no. Nothing like that. He's just a bit unwell, and we don't know if he'll fully recover. Pause. André smirked. ANDRE: I assure you, there will be no need for that. He has everything he needs right here, and I have already got a doctor living in the home with us. He is in more than capable hands. Thank you. André hung up the phone.
STREET A car pulled up, and out of it walked Shawn-D, Belle and Claire. They walked up to a house. BELLE: I love it! CLAIRE: It's beautiful! SHAWN-D: Yeah, and that's just the outside. BELLE: I don't even need to see the inside. I love it already! SHAWN-D: Come on. Shawn-D led them inside and the three of them looked around the house. Once they were done, they came back out to the street, and looked over the house. CLAIRE: This is gonna be great! BELLE: I can't wait to move all of our stuff in. SHAWN-D: Well, guys, we've made it. We're home. The three hugged.
Post by André DiMera on Jan 21, 2016 9:25:35 GMT -5
HORTON TOWN SQUARE Later in the day, Bo found Ciara again, this time in the Horton Town Square. BO: Hey, little one. CIARA: Would you please stop calling me that? BO: Sure, Ciara. Look, I know you probably don't really want to see me right now, but I just want to talk. CIARA: There's nothing to talk about. BO: I think there is. Just...please, just give me five minutes, okay? Just five?
PARK J.J. sat on a bench, playing his guitar. Click here to follow along with the song he's playing. J.J. (singing): So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? As he sang, a flood of memories came back of him and Paige. J.J. (singing): Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage? J.J. continued strumming. As he did, Claire walked up, but J.J. didn't notice yet. She soon recognized the song. J.J. & CLAIRE (singing): How I wish, how I wish you were here. J.J. noticed Claire now, but continued on without breaking stride. J.J. & CLAIRE (singing): We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year. Running over the same old ground. What have we found? The same old fears. Wish you were here. J.J. slowly stopped strumming and looked up. CLAIRE: You're really good. J.J.: Thanks. So are you? CLAIRE: Thanks. I wasn't trying to intrude or anything. I was just taking a walk and heard you playing. I love that song. J.J.: Yeah, it's a good one. I'm J.J., by the way. CLAIRE: Claire. I think you're my cousin. I'm Shawn and Belle Brady's daughter. J.J.: Oh, yeah. I'm Jennifer Deveraux's son. CLAIRE: I thought so. It's nice to meet you. J.J.: You too.
SALEM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Ben had not been having a good day. He had gotten into another fight with Abby, and she had run off. Probably to be with Chad. She was always running to Chad when they got into arguments. He was so mad that he punched a brick wall several times in quick succession, but all that had done was give him several cuts on his hands. Finn was stitching him up. FINN: Hate to see the other guy, though, yeah? Ben said nothing, he just stared ahead. FINN: Not much for talking, then. Fair enough. Finn finished the stitches. FINN: Right, those should be healed in a few days. They'll fall out by themselves. BEN: Thank you. FINN: Right. No problem, killa. Ben jumped up. BEN: What the hell did you just call me? FINN: Whoa! What? BEN: Did you just imply that I'm the Necktie Killer? FINN: No, no. Relax, mate. It was a joke. It's just something I call people. BEN: Oh, so you're a funny man, huh? FINN: Look, mate, you're obviously stressed. Just take a breather. Seriously, my mistake. Didn't mean any harm by it. BEN: Whatever. Ben grabbed his jacket and stormed off.
Post by André DiMera on Jan 22, 2016 9:25:19 GMT -5
PARK CLAIRE: So, we are cousins, then. J.J.: Yep. Your grandma and my mom are pretty close. CLAIRE: Cool. Anyway, like I said, I love the song you were playing. J.J.: Thanks. It's a favorite of mine. CLAIRE: Cool. J.J.: So, I hear you and your parents have been sailing around the world for the last few years. How was that? CLAIRE: It was really cool! I loved it! So, do you wanna go hang out, or something? J.J.: Sure. Come on, I'll take you to Salem Place. CLAIRE: Awesome! J.J. and Claire got up and walked to Salem Place.
HORTON TOWN SQUARE Bo and Ciara sat down at one of the tables. CIARA: Well, you wanted to talk. So, talk. BO: You look good. CIARA: Yeah, I am. BO: That's good. I'm sure you have a lot of questions. CIARA: Only the same ones that I've had for three years. BO: Yeah, I'm sorry about that. When I left, I didn't intend on being gone that long. I thought I would be gone for a month, at the very most. CIARA: Why did you leave, dad? Why would you leave me and mom like that? BO: I didn't want to. I had to. Ciara rolled her eyes. CIARA: More to the point, where did you go? What was so important that you abandoned us for three years? BO: Ciara, it wasn't like that. CIARA: You don't even know what it was like! You weren't here! You don't know what it's been like for me and mom and everybody else for the last three years! Where were you when I needed you? Why weren't you here? Were mom and I not good enough? Ciara was starting to tear up. BO: No, no. Honey, don't ever think like that. I love you and mom more than I could ever say. CIARA: Then where were you? BO: It's...it's complicated. CIARA: God, dad, I'm a teenager now. I can handle it. Just tell me what happened! Where the hell were you?!
ALLEY BEHIND THE HOSPITAL Finn was getting off for the day. He usually parked behind the hospital, and used this alleyway to get to his car. Usually he saw nothing, except for the odd cat or two. But, tonight was different. He was on his phone. FINN: Look, mate, I know it's your day off, but I really need to talk with you. I had a run in with a patient, and I feel like there's something up. Anyway, call me when you get a chance. He hung up the phone, and was just putting it in his pocket when he felt the pull of satin around his neck. Before he knew it, he was on the ground, with the figure on top of him, a red necktie around his neck. BEN: This could've been so easy. You could've just left us alone! Why didn't you just leave us alone? Finn recognized the voice immediately. FINN: What...the...hell... But he wasn't able to say anymore.
Ciara and Bo's conversation felt so realistic. I could hear them reciting the dialogue and by the way, your Ciara is a much better actress than the one on air. Apparently she just needed good material.
Poor Finn. I hope someone can save him, unless it's already too late.