Post by André DiMera on Aug 16, 2016 8:13:10 GMT -5
SALEM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL JOEY: You have got to be kidding me! JADE: Nope. I'm pregnant. And you're the father. JOEY: I don't believe you. I want a paternity test! JADE: You can have as many as you like. It'll never change the fact that you're the father of my baby, Joey. JOEY: Stop saying that! We only went that far once and that was over two months ago. JADE: Funnily enough, I'm two months along. Besides, all it takes is one time. Jade patted Joey's hand. JADE: Don't worry. You're gonna be a great father. She kissed Joey on the cheek. Meanwhile, the family were still gathering at the hospital. ERIC: I think I'm gonna go to the chapel. Father Louis said he'd be there if we needed anything. Marlena nodded. She and Eric hugged. CAROLINE: I'm coming with you. It's in times like these, when it seems hardest, that we need to lean on God the most. Eric took Caroline's hand, and the two walked to the chapel. Marlena let out a sob, and John put his arms around her. FRANKIE: Has anyone heard from the others? MAX: I tried to call Cassie and Rex, but they didn't pick up. KIMBERLY: I just can't believe this. First Bo, and now Roman. KAYLA: This is definitely a dark year for the Bradys. FRANKIE: But, we'll stick together. Just like we always have. Kayla, Frankie, Kimberly and Max got into a group hug. KAYLA: I'm so glad you're all here. MAX: Us too, sis. Us too.
SAMI'S APARTMENT – HOLLYWOOD Sami had gotten an upscale apartment since moving to California. The TV series based on her life was already in production. But at the moment, none of that mattered to her, as she was busy packing. SAMI: Sydney, make sure you pack your nice clothes. SYDNEY (from other room): I did, mom. Sami put a few more shirts in her suitcase, then closed it and stood it up. She walked over to her dresser and looked at a picture of herself with Roman. She started to tear up. Then, suddenly, the lights went out. She heard a small creak and jumped slightly. Then, she heard the voice. ANDRE (whispering): Hello, Samantha. The lights came back on to reveal André standing right in front of her. SAMI: You! Sami went to slap André, but André was too quick. He grabbed her by the wrist. ANDRE (whispering): Now, now. Don't be so fiesty. Aren't you pleased to see me? SAMI: I'd be more pleased to see you six feet under! You're responsible for my father's death, aren't you?! The door opened. Johnny (who is now thirteen) walked in. Allie (also thirteen) and Sydney (who is now eleven) followed. ALLIE: All packed, mom. JOHNNY: Um, who's that? André smiled when he saw Johnny. He let go of Sami's hand and walked towards the boy. ANDRE: I, my dear boy, am your soon to be favorite Uncle André. Now, you and your mother and sisters and I are going to go on a little trip. André chuckled.
Post by André DiMera on Aug 17, 2016 8:19:21 GMT -5
BRADY PUB Carrie walked in. Eric was sitting at the table. He got up when he saw her. ERIC: Carrie. CARRIE: Hey, Eric. Eric and Carrie hugged. ERIC: How are you holding up? CARRIE: Okay, I guess. As well as can be expected. What about you? ERIC: The same. I've been reflecting on dad's life a lot. And, while I'm sad that he's gone, I'm grateful to God for the time He gave us together. Carrie nodded. Caroline walked out from the kitchen with a cup. CAROLINE: One cup of tea for you, Eric. Oh, Carrie! Caroline handed Eric a cup of tea and then hugged Carrie. CARRIE: Hi, grandma. It's good to see you. CAROLINE: You too, dear. You know, I had thought I heard your voice. CARRIE: And here I am. CAROLINE: And I'm glad you could make it. Now, where is my adorable grandson? CARRIE: Unfortunately, August has the flu, otherwise he and Austin would have come. CAROLINE: Well, I understand. Would you like anything? Tea, coffee? CARRIE: I'd like some tea. But, I can get it. CAROLINE: Oh, don't be ridiculous, dear. You sit and catch up with Eric. I'll be right back. Caroline went back into the kitchen. Carrie and Eric sat down. CARRIE: How is she? ERIC: About as well as any of the rest of us. She's keeping busy, though, which is good. Carrie nodded. CARRIE: My mom sends her condolences. She said she would have come, but she didn't think she'd be able to handle it. ERIC: Understandable. It is good to see you, even if the circumstances are this horrible. CARRIE: You too.
LUCAS' APARTMENT There was a knock on the door. Lucas opened it. ALLIE: Hi, dad. LUCAS: Allie! Lucas and Allie hugged. LUCAS: Look at you! You've grown a lot since I last saw you. ALLIE: Thanks. LUCAS: When did you get in? ALLIE: This morning. LUCAS: Where's your mom? Sami walked in. SAMI: Right here, general. LUCAS: Sami. Sami attempted to keep composure, but began to tear up as Lucas put his arms around her. SAMI: Lucas... LUCAS: I know. I know. I'm so sorry about all this. Where are the others? ALLIE: Aunt Carrie's at the Brady Pub. Johnny and Sydney are with their Uncle. LUCAS: Right. How is Austin? ALLIE: No, not that uncle. Their other uncle. LUCAS: What other uncle? ALLIE: Some creepy guy named André.
Post by André DiMera on Aug 18, 2016 6:57:37 GMT -5
ST. LUKE'S A few days later, the majority of people in Salem had gathered at St. Luke's. They were sitting in the pews. Father Louis walked up to the front of the church. LOUIS: Good morning. We are gathered together to say farewell to our dear brother in Christ, Roman Augustus Brady, father to Caroline Anna Reed, Eric Roman Brady, Samantha Gene Brady, Rex Brady, and Cassie Brady. They began with a hymn, “The Lord is My Shepherd”. Click here to listen. Father Louis walked to the center of the altar. LOUIS: Please rise for a reading of the Holy Gospel. The congregation rose. LOUIS: The Holy Gospel According to St. John, the 12th chapter, beginning at the 23rd verse. Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” This is the Gospel of our Lord. CONGREGATION: Praise to you, oh Christ. After another hymn, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (click here to listen), Father Louis motioned for everyone to be seated. LOUIS: At this time, if any of Roman's friends or family wish to say any words, they are welcome to at this time. Many people came forward to speak about their relationships with Roman, including all of his brothers and sisters, as well as his children. Below are just a few snippets of things that were said. CARRIE: He was always there whenever I needed anything. He would do anything for his children. CAROLINE: I wasn't always sure about him being a police officer. But, seeing him doing what he loved, it gave me great comfort. Roman was my first child. He was a wonderful man. ERIC: He always encouraged me to follow my heart. When I joined the church, he was my biggest supporter. And, on the day that I was forced to leave, he was there to help with my transition. He gave everything he could to us. MARLENA: Roman gave me some of the best memories I have. He also gave me two beautiful children. Though, over the years, we've had our differences and situations have changed, I knew. I knew that Roman and I could always count on each other. We would always be there for each other, no matter what. JOHN: Of all the people here, I think he and I had one of the strangest relationships possible. We didn't always get along. But, we knew each other on a different level. And eventually, Roman became one of my very best friends. SAMI: My dad...we didn't always along. I swear, I drove him crazy a few dozen times. But, no matter what insane stunt I pulled, he was always there for me. He always loved me unconditionally. He was the best father...the best man I have ever known. Sami was tearing up. She looked at a picture of Roman. SAMI: I love you, dad...I love you so much... After everyone was done speaking, the congregation rose. CAROLINE (singing): Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. DOUG (singing): 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed! J.J. (singing): The Lord has promised good to me, his word my hope secures; he will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. CLAIRE (singing): Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come. 'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. ALL (singing): When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we've no less days to sing God's praise than when we'd first begun. After the hymn ended, the casket was walked out of the church and into the cemetary. The large gathering of people follwed, each was given a flower. One by one, they took their turn in line, each laying a flower on the casket. John and Marlena went up. MARLENA (whispering): Goodbye, Roman. Carrie was next. CARRIE: I love you, dad. Sami, Lucas, Will, Johnny, Allie and Sydney all went up together. SYDNEY: Goodbye, grandpa. WILL: We love you. SAMI: And we know you'll look out for us. All the days of our lives. Last to go up were Eric and Caroline. They went up together, placed their flowers, made the sign of the cross, and said a silent prayer. CAROLINE (whispering): Look out for them, Shawn. Take care of our boys. Father Louis said a prayer as the service came to a close.