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who seemed to love the new addition, turned his
wheelchair around. “He’s doing just great.”
Tom was standing beside Patrick, watching over Noah.
“He’s a pro at handling this little guy.”
bet,” Patrick insisted. “We have a lot in common.”
Darla asked, sliding to the couch.
both can’t walk,” he stated.
you both will,” Kassie finished.
looked up at Kassie. “It may be the Yule speaking, but
I am feeling much more optimistic.”
moved up to Noah. “I just remembered. I have a gift
for Noah in my car.”
gift?” Darla asked.
laughed. “Well… It wasn’t planned to be a gift,
but I’m just rolling with the season.” He moved to
the door, and, “You guys wait here, okay?”
nodded, and turned to each other.
does he have?” Kassie asked her mother, snatching Noah
up from Patrick’s arms.
shrugged. “I have no idea…”
wheeled up to Kassie. “Excuse me, but I was holding
turned to him. “What is this I hear? He’s stopped
crying… Why else would you want to hold him?”
he was caught in his words, he could only lower his
two really like him, don’t you?” Darla asked, lying
down on the couch, looking tired. “You two could care
for him a lot better than I could.”
you say that,” Kassie said, carrying Noah to his
mother. “You did a heck of a job with me.”
smiled. “I guess.”
how tired her mother was, Kassie couldn’t help but
notice how she was aging. She kept a strong smile on her
face, but she had wrinkles that couldn’t be ignored.
Kassie said sympathetically. “We can keep Noah in our
room. You’ll need your sleep for the next few days.”
wheeled up. “That’s no fair… How can I get up
to my room?”
that, Robert came back into the house. He was carrying a
large object under his arm. It looked like a pullout
chair – but bigger.
didn’t get a chance to wrap it,” he said excitedly.
“But I got it – and hid it – since I knew you were
opened her eyes. “What is it?”
foldout crib,” he stated. “I didn’t know whether
to get blue or pink, so it’s green!”
erupted in excited chatter. But Robert looked at Patrick
with a curious eye – he wanted to know when he was
going to spill the beans on the secret. That Noah was
sound of a car slowing down and turning into the Huber
residence’s driveway could be heard. It then stopped.
quickly grabbed the necessary tools from beside the door
and headed out in a flash. He waited till Ian
Huber had entered the house, and rushed to their
will be sweet revenge…” Skye cooed.
snuck up to the car, looked both ways, and slid under
the car. He began his work.
Huber was upset that Ian was now forcing her to open
her gifts rather than have her visit Father McMurdy.
had been several minutes, and she had just opened a box
containing the cashmere sweater she had wanted for
really need to go out…” Brianna insisted.
looked at his wife. “Why?”
thought quickly. “Because… I need… too… Pick up
nodded. “It needed to be… specially ordered…”
hated lying to Ian, but she needed to get out.
slid himself out from under the car. He signaled to Skye
that he was finished, and picked up his toolbox. He then
rushed to his home.
a hedge, he and Skye watched to see if Brianna would
hear someone!” Skye said excitedly.
they saw someone else head to the car.
Mateo groaned, seeing who it was. “This isn’t
watched as Ian walked down the driveway, stepped into
the car, and started the engine…
Torres was busy changing. She removed her light
housecoat, and picked out several appropriate pieces of
clothing from her closet. She selected a beautiful black
dress, and a matching black coat.
put on the clothes and moved to her dresser. She picked
up her mother’s former pearl necklace, and placed it
around her neck to complete the ensemble.
Bo Torres call up
from the bottom of the stairs. “The service is
starting soon. We’d better get to the church.”
quickly slapped on a pair of black high-heeled shoes and
came down the stairs.
her father marveled. “Even if it’s to a funeral, you
too,” Iris complimented. Bo was wearing an
all-American black suit and tie.
took his daughter’s hand and they both headed to the
door. In a matter a seconds, the doorbell rang.
better be important,” Bo said, rushing to the door. He
opened it, and said, “Oh… Hi.”
moved forward to find Adam
King standing there. He, too, was wearing a black
suit, but it looked much more expensive. And she
couldn’t help but notice the limo parked along the
Adam,” Iris said nervously, remembering the last time
she saw him was collapsed outside a collapsed building.
She had also testified against him in a murder trial,
and she kept him tied up in her basement. And here he
was wondering if you and your father would like a
ride,” Adam asked politely.
looked at her father. Bo shrugged, “I don’t mind.”
nor do I,” Iris concluded.
smiled back, showing off a much different side of him
she had never discovered.
King was now interested in where his son was.
At first he didn’t care, but he realized that he could
have gone off mingling with the locals.
giving Charles a call,” Julian told Constance.
entered the room sleekly. “Whatever for?”
figure out where Adam went,” he answered, dialing the
number on his cell phone. “I do care, you
knew that somehow the King reputation or money fit into
Presence Memorial Hospital
feel good,” she moaned involuntarily.
only smiled in reply.
the hallway, Brooke
Wright had arrived to give Gillian her present. She
had just spoken to Nurse Betty, and she led her to
Addy’s hospital room.
need to know this,” Brooke thought, peering into the
she saw Gillian and Giovanni together on the chair. They
looked asleep, and she wanted to leave the gift behind
without them knowing.
tiptoed along the floor, making no sound at all. She
past swiftly by the couple on the chair, and placed the
gift on the nightstand.
she headed back out, she heard a voice.
are you doing?”
got inside the car and it started perfectly.
is it?” Brianna called out.
came back out of the car. “You are getting a little
paranoid,” Ian spoke frankly. “You believed that
someone rigged a bomb on the car?”
shrugged. “I guess it’s just my exposure to all
those horrible news stories…”
came up to the door, trading places with Brianna. “No
smiled. “Thanks.” She quickly made her way to the
car, jotting her head in each direction. “I guess they
haven’t even tried getting revenge on me… They
probably have bigger fish to fry!” Brianna whispered
Skye and Mateo let out a collective sigh.
watched as Brianna stepped into the car. As she drove
out of the driveway, they each gave themselves high
Peter’s Catholic Church
Bo, and Adam stepped into the magnificent church. The
sound of soft organ music filled the air as they past
through small crowds of people.
spotted her mother’s shrine immediately. It had a
photo of Vivian, surrounded by a wreath of red and green
flowers. There were a few white candles burning at the
and Bo both approached it. Adam stayed back to observe.
was the first up. “I’m so sorry your life ended this
way,” he spoke, touching her picture. “But I’m
trying to be kinder to Iris – just like you wanted.
She’s a lot like you in more ways than she’d ever
want to know.” He laughed, and then, “I can’t help
but feel now the secret you, Wyle and I shared will be
buried forever. I will always love you.”
stepped forward as her father left. “I don’t know
where to start,” she began, feeling her necklace.
“It’s been so long since I saw you – and it tears
me up that you were gone so quickly. I know you loved
me, and I love you. I’d like to thank you for always
sticking on my side.” She wiped a tear from her eye.
“Look… I’m crying. I – I just want to wish you
luck wherever you are.”
Bo and Iris made their way back from the shrine.
“She’s in a better place,” Bo said quietly. “She
was always kind and gentle.”
approached, but was grabbed by a pair of hands. “What
it the big…?” He noticed it was his father. “What
are you doing here?”
you,” Julian said, eyeing the place. “What do you
think you’re doing here? Do you know these dead
pushed himself away. “I know several of the
and Bo approached. Julian recognized them immediately.
ignored him. “I’m going to pay my respects to
Wyle.” She turned away.
still suing you,” Julian taunted.
grabbed his father by the collar. “This is a funeral.
This is neither the time nor the place. You either
behave, or I’ll have Charles drive you home right
there’s no way you’re suing her,” Adam finished.
“Not if I have anything to say about it.”
released him, and Julian left quickly.
walked up to Wyle’s coffin, slightly nervous.
approached. “They closed the casket because… well,
concrete falling on you isn’t very pretty. I
identified the body early this morning.”
nodded, and turned to the casket. “Sorry everything
had to happen the way it did. I hope you learn your
mistakes, and you’re changed somehow.”
was led away by her father. It was a hard time for both
they couldn’t tell one of the mourners among the many
was looking at her and her father. They watched from
neared the intersection of Pier Road and Mystique Road.
She had no more than one block left to go before she
past Collier Road to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
there…” Brianna said, smiling for the first time in
as well as a small cliffy, rocky bike overpass bridge on
the opposite side, surrounded the approaching
intersection. She saw the ‘Stop’ sign several meters
ahead, and pressed on the brakes.
pressed down again, but the car only sped up as she
headed down the slight incline. The ‘Stop’ sign was
now a few meters in front of her.
Skye did this!” she squealed, pumping the brakes
were no cars in the road. Brianna’s panic clouded her
she sped through the intersection without stopping, her
car suddenly swerved out of control. She hit a bump, and
the car veered towards the cliff.
Saab hit the metal divider, but the powerful car plowed
was all a blur, but she could feel her life flashing
before her eyes. She let out a scream as her car
screeched and went careening over the cliff. The bashed,
lightless front of the car dove down, and a horrifying
crunch ended the chaos.
are you doing?” Addy
Evans spoke, groggily.
turned to her, placing her fingers to her lips. “I’m
dropping a gift off for Gillian.”
looked at the well-wrapped package on the table by her
bed. “It’s nicely wrapped,” she commented.
before she could take any more steps, Gillian woke up
with a start. “Mom…?” she asked sleepily.
nodded, but didn’t smile. “Yes… I’m alive…”
sensed there was someone else in the room. She got up
off Giovanni’s lap and was greeted by Brooke’s
presence. “Brooke! What are you doing here?”
smiled. “Checking up on my favorite supervisor. We
miss you are work.”
smiled as well. “We’re closed today, aren’t we?”
we are,” Brooke said. “But we’re opening up this
evening for a New Year’s bash. It’s early, but it
brings in sales.”
nodded in approval. “Well, have a good holiday
nodded as well, and then quickly disappeared.
that, Giovanni woke up as well. “Who was here?” he
Gillian said simply. “But she wasn’t here to cause
trouble… Nothing could possibly go wrong…” She
rushed up to hug him again.
wonderful,” Darla exclaimed. “It’s just what we
placed the crib on the ground. Kassie and Darla both
rushed up to it, while Robert moved towards Patrick.
are you feeling?” Robert asked, eyed Patrick for a
looked up at Robert. “I’m doing good. Hopefully
I’ll get feeling back in my legs soon.”
Do you plan to do anything else today?”
looked curious. “What do you mean?”
know… the announcement?”
know… the baby… the truth…” Robert wanted to
make sure Kassie wasn’t listening.
are you getting at?” Patrick questioned.
eyes lit up. “You don’t know?”
shook his head.
Kassie broke their conversation with an announcement.
“Everyone. Noah has claimed this green crib as his
own.” She laughed, as did Darla.
all surrounded the small child. Everyone was excited –
especially Robert. He knew that Patrick didn’t
remember. He had amnesia. Robert only hoped it wasn’t
something made him want to tell people the true
paternity. Watching Noah curl around in the crib made
him feel like a father.
of Pier Road and Mystique Road
macabre scene would chill anyone’s blood. The crushed
car lay helplessly below the intersection. Several cars
passed above, not noticing the broken barrier.
Inside, everything remained silent. As steam was released in one area, and creaks groaned in another, a body could be seen. Brianna’s body remained still – unmoving. Her head was lying lifelessly on the broken steering wheel… While blood dribbled down her forehead and down her chin…