Post by André DiMera on Jun 7, 2016 7:57:21 GMT -5
HORTON HOME J.J. was strumming his guitar, just playing random notes on it, thinking of what song to play. His thoughts were interrupted by the ring of his cell phone. He set down the guitar, picked up the phone, and answered it. J.J.: Hello? Pause. J.J.: Yes, this is J.J. Deveraux. Pause. J.J.: Okay. Pause. J.J.: You do know that I only have a guitar, right? Paige walked in. PAIGE: Hey. J.J.: Yeah, that's fine. I'm sure it'll be good. J.J. mouthed “Hey” to Paige. J.J.: Just out of curiosity, what is it? Pause. J.J.: I see. Pause. J.J.: Yeah, that's fine. I'll be there tonight. J.J. hung up his phone. He walked over to Paige and they kissed. J.J.: Hey. PAIGE: Hey. Who was that? J.J.: One of the drama teachers over at Salem High. She wants me to go over to the school tonight and help with music for the rehersal for the summer play. PAIGE: That should be fun. J.J. nodded.
SALEM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL There was a knock on the door of Marlena's office. MARLENA: Come in. Belle walked in. BELLE: Hi, mom. MARLENA: Hi honey. BELLE: Have you got a minute? MARLENA: Certainly. What's up? BELLE: Well...I saw something the other day, and I wanted to make sure that I actually saw what I thought I saw. MARLENA: All right. What did you think you saw? BELLE: You and Jan Spears. A couple of days ago, I was at the Java Cafe, and as I walked out, I saw you and Jan Spears taking a casual stroll through Salem Place. MARLENA: That is what you saw, yes. BELLE: Okay. Why? Why would you have anything to do with Jan Spears? MARLENA: I can't discuss it. BELLE: Seriously? MARLENA: Yes. I am not at liberty to discuss the situation that led to myself and Jan taking a walk through Salem Place. BELLE: So, she's a patient. At least tell me this, how much does she remember? MARLENA: I'm not at liberty to discuss it...but, it's far less than we would think. In another part of the hospital, Shawn-D was getting his annual flu shot. Addie had given it to him. SHAWN-D: Thanks. ADDIE: Not a problem. Your arm might be sore for a day or two, so take it easy with that arm. SHAWN-D: Thanks. Shawn-D stood up and walked out of the room. He was just about to go down to Marlena's office, when he stopped. He turned and saw a familiar face. SHAWN-D (under his breath): Oh no. Not her. Sure enough, Jan was walking by. SHAWN-D (thinking): Maybe she hasn't seen me. Please, don't let her see me. She turned to look at him, and stopped walking. JAN: Hi. SHAWN-D (thinking): Oh, god. She's seen me. Shawn-D turned around to look at Jan. SHAWN-D: Hi, Jan. JAN: Oh, so we have met before. Cool. You looked kinda familiar, I just wasn't sure.
Post by André DiMera on Jun 8, 2016 7:44:34 GMT -5
SALEM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SHAWN-D: Yeah. Yeah, we know each other. JAN: Oh, cool. So, are we, like, friends or something? SHAWN-D: I, uh, I wouldn't go that far. JAN: Why? What do you mean? SHAWN-D: We were...close once, I guess you could say, but I wouldn't exactly call us friends. JAN: Oh. SHAWN-D: You can stop acting like you don't know me now. It's just the two of us. JAN: But, I don't. Or, at least, if I do, I can't remember. SHAWN-D: Okay. Whatever. Shawn-D began to walk away. JAN: Wait, where are you going? SHAWN-D: Off to find Belle. But, there was no need, as Belle soon walked up. BELLE: Jan. JAN: Have we met? SHAWN-D: Oh, come on! JAN: I'm sorry, but I honestly don't remember you. Either of you. BELLE: I wish I could forget. JAN: Something really bad must have happened between us, huh? BELLE: You could say that. JAN: What happened? Shawn-D and Belle both hesitated. JAN: Please, I want to know. Look, whatever happened, I really do not remember anything. The last thing I remember was I was getting ready for bed and it was 1999. BELLE: That's really the last thing you remember? JAN: Yes. So, please, give me something. Anything. Shawn-D looked at his watch. SHAWN-D: Talk to Marlena. Right now, Belle and I have to go. Shawn-D and Belle left.
SALEM HIGH It is now evening. The theatre group, which includes Chase, Claire, Jade, Joey and Henri are gathered in the theatre, along with J.J. and the theatre director, Mrs. Shuler. They were in mid practice. SHULER: Okay, let's take it from “Rainbow Tour”. Again, this is just our first practice run, so just do what you can. In later rehersals, we'll have a full band. Chase, I believe your line is first. Chase nodded. J.J., who had sheet music in front of him, turned the page and started strumming. CHASE (singing): Spain has fallen to the charms of Evita. She can do what she likes it doesn't matter much. She's the new world Madonna with the golden touch... JADE: I'm sorry, can we stop? Chase rolled his eyes. SHULER: Miss Michaels, something you wish to share? JADE: Mrs. Shuler, I'm sorry, but seriously? “New world Madonna”? Really? I mean, just because she was in the movie, and she wasn't even that great... HENRI: Actually, that line was written way before Madonna was even relevant. It's meant to compare Eva to the Virgin Mary. JADE: Did I ask your opinion? Hmm, let me think. No. SHULER: Miss Michaels, that will do. Mr. Gregson's point stands. Let's take it from the top. J.J. began playing again. JADE (whispering): This is stupid. I'm right, she's wrong. JOEY (whispering): If it's stupid, why did you join? JADE (whispering): Shut up.
Post by André DiMera on Jun 9, 2016 7:43:06 GMT -5
SALEM HIGH Ciara was watching from the doorway. SHULER: Okay, next up is “Another Suitcase”. Miss Michaels, Miss Adams and Mr. Jennings, when you're ready. Jade and Chase stood and looked around for the third student that Mrs. Shuler had called. HENRI: Mrs. Shuler, I don't think Nina's here. SHULER: Okay, well, would someone else like to stand in for her? Claire raised her hand. CLAIRE: “Another Suitcase” is one of my favorite songs, Mrs. Shuler. SHULER: Very good, Miss Brady. Claire stood. She, Jade and Chase looked over their scripts. J.J. began strumming. Click here to listen along with the song. JADE (singing): Hello and goodbye, I just unemployed you. You can go back to school. You've had a good run, I'm sure he enjoyed you. Don't act sad or surprised, let's be friends, civilized. Come on little one, don't sit there like a dummy. Jade pats Claire's head. JADE (singing): The day you knew would arrive is here, you'll survive. So move, funny face! Jade put on her jacket, making sure that it hit Claire, but that it looked like an accident. JADE (singing): I like your conversation, you've a catchy turn of phrase. Jade sat down and mouthed an expletive to Claire. CLAIRE (singing): I don't expect my love affairs to last for long. Never fool myself that my dreams will come true. Being used to trouble, I anticipate it. But all the same I hate it. Wouldn't you? So what happens now? CHASE (singing): Another suitcase in another hall. CLAIRE (singing): So what happens now? CHASE (singing): Take your picture off another wall. CLAIRE (singing): Where am I going to? CHASE (singing): You'll get by, you always have before. CLAIRE (singing): Where am I going to? Time and time again, I've said that I don't care. That I'm immune to gloom, that I'm hard through and through. But every time it matters, all my words desert me. So anyone can hurt me, and they do. So what happens now? CHASE (singing): Another suitcase in another hall. CLAIRE (singing): So what happens now? CHASE (singing): Take your picture off another wall. CLAIRE (singing): Where am I going to? CHASE (singing): You'll get by, you always have before. CLAIRE (singing): Where am I going to? Call in three months time and I'll be fine, I know. Well, maybe not that fine, but I'll survive anyhow. I won't recall the names and places of each sad occasion But that's no consolation here and now. So what happens now? CHASE (singing): Another suitcase in another hall. CLAIRE (singing): So what happens now? CHASE (singing): Take your picture off another wall. CLAIRE (singing): Where am I going to? CHASE (singing): You'll get by, you always have before. CLAIRE (singing): Where am I going to? Chase put a hand on Claire's shoulder. CHASE (singing): Don't ask anymore. J.J. finished strumming, and Claire and Chase sat back down. SHULER: All right, everybody. Let's just leave it there for tonight. That was good, for a first practice. We'll see you all here tomorrow. Same time. All of the students began packing up their things and leaving the room. J.J.: Joey. JOEY: Sup? J.J.: Can we talk for a minute? JOEY: Sure. Joey picked up his bag and brought it over by J.J., who was still putting away his sheet music. Jade followed. J.J. looked up. J.J.: Privately. JADE: Anything you can say to Joey, you can say to me. JOEY: It's okay. I'll just meet you outside. Jade rolled her eyes, but she kissed Joey on the cheek and walked away. JOEY: So, what's goin' on? J.J.: That's actually what I want to know. JOEY: Okay... J.J.: What's up with you and Jade?