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Eve Guthrie and Ed Bauer’s Engagement Party

September 30, 2015
Michelle toasting Ed and Eve

Michelle toasting Ed and Eve

This episode aired –  October 24, 1994.

Several stories going on today and most of them aren’t part of the party umbrella. Matt is accused of some crimes and can’t tell where he was because he and Vanessa were having a secret affair.

Michelle gives a toast. Sadly those good feelings she’s talking about won’t arrive until 1999.

“So I want to make a toast to Ed and Eve, my dad and to all those good feelings our family is going to have.”

Someone spiked Ed’s drink. As a recovering alcoholic this was a terrible thing. Alan made an entrance to announce his return to Springfield. Dr. Bauer seems a bit formal for the brother of his ex-father-in-law whose been his neighbor for a good 20 years. This does bring up something I don’t get. They always kept all this alcohol around Ed where it would be easy to slip or make a mistake. While do they do that?

Commercial break after opening credits contains an ad for the Roger Thorpe videotape. This and Reva’s counterpart were the only authorized sales of Guiding Light footage until the Soap Classics releases. Watch it here:

Wow! I would have said if Ed had a problem with Alan it would have traced back to his destruction of Hope rather than that stupid affair that Alan had with Rita while she was involved with Ed – they weren’t all that into each other anyway. Even

For some reason soap hopping soap star Marcy Walker failed to click as Tangie (maybe it was the stupid name?). This was their latest hail Mary pass they are in the early stages of an Alan-Michael-Tangie-Alan triangle. It’s really too bad because Alan-Michael truly believed in Alan and was truly working towards a positive relationship and Alan pulls this.

Really for as smart as they normally play Matt, if he said he’d been to the movies, he should have picked one currently playing at a local movie theater. I think Matt is waiting for Vanessa to step up, but she doesn’t. Gentlemanly Matt doesn’t out her.

Time to get sick over Ed and Eve while he pretends she’s his only true love who has “changed me so completely. You’ve changed me and I can’t ever go back to what I was. I am a complete mess without you.”

The back of Blake’s dress reminds me of a peace sign without the circle. Oh, Eleni you haven’t been to very many parties at the Country Club if you think that this party breakup is anything but typical. No party ever goes well there.

12:00 in another great chance to see Ross-Ed as best friends rather than just hear that they are. “a couple of swallows” wouldn’t an alcoholic know after it hit his tongue? I am proud of Ed to want to go to an AA meeting. I think this might be his biggest hero moment ever. Really don’t understand Ed’s extreme reaction to Alan’s very existence. It wasn’t like this when Alan left.

I think Matt’s story is stupid. He was being stupid if he didn’t know that someone “influential in that town” was married. Plus, his father’s sister was had a brother-in-law (Mike Bauer) who is one of the top lawyers in the country. Wouldn’t asking for help make much sense? Plus, why not cop to being with a woman without naming who. Once that much came out he might as well. So Matt saved Marina’s life too? Maybe she was injured in some of these “life savings” that could be what’s wrong with her later.

“I haven’t had a chance to tell Eve about the drink yet.” – Yes, Ed you were only completely alone talking about what had just happening in a semi-private hallway.

This is so typical Blake. “You know I can’t believe that Eve treats him for a gun shot wound and in matter of days he manages to drag his sorry but out of bed and come over here and crash MY party.”

Ross: “Last thing I need is for you to turn into Paul Revere and go through the town of Springfield warning all the good folks.”

Actually I do agree Alan didn’t meant to “hurt” Blake he meant to stop Phillip from marrying her at all costs.

Fletch does have some good lines “while the caviar is hitting the fan.”

I’m really sorry Alan showed up at Ed’s party. It was truly typical Alan, but it hurt Ed and I don’t think A-M would have stood by like that. While A-M wanted to support his father, he wouldn’t have hurt his Uncle Ed like that.

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Doris Wolfe Is After Danny June 29 2001

September 25, 2015

NOTE: The sound is low on some of these clips. Expect to adjust sound. There is also some mis-syncing between the sound and the mouth movements.

Fri., June 29, 2001 – At the Courthouse: Danny and Ross are in front of the judge. The assistant DA is asking the judge to revoke bail. The assistant DA argues that Danny is a flight risk and is being charged with murder. She tells the Judge that he fled with his wife once before when she was (falsely) accused of murder and his being a Santos should tell the judge a little about his character. Ross tells the judge that Danny hasn’t fled this time and doesn’t intend to. The Judge tells the DA that unless she has any new information his original call stands and Danny can remain out on bail. He goes on to set a trial date and determines after he finishes his current case and gets over the July 4th holiday the actual trial will start the week of July 9th. Gus is unhappy that the Judge won’t lock Danny up. Before the hearing adjourns, Ross asks that the DA provide him with all the information he has asked for in a timely manner. The DA tells him he will get it in a timely manner. Ross argues that the DA’s office doesn’t have a good track record with discovery and asks the judge to make her have a specific time limit. The judge orders everything be turned over to Ross by 10 AM the next day. The DA isn’t happy. The judge adjourns. The assistant DA and Gus leave the courtroom. Danny, Michele and Ross sit down to talk in the open courtroom. Ross tells Danny has to tell Ross exactly what happened between him and Carmen if he will be able to put on an aggressive case. Michelle tells Ross that every time she and Danny have trusted the system they have been burned. Ross tells them not to trust the system but trust him. Michelle tells Ross that she had been right in thinking Carmen was haunting her after she was shot on the Bauer lawn. The only thing was that Carmen wasn’t dead, she had been gaslighting Michelle. She continues the story of her getting kidnapped from the hospital, taken to the docks and Carmen showing up and threatening her. Danny takes over and tells how he found Michelle with Carmen holding her at gunpoint, she was clearly having delusions and he was still convinced was quite ready to kill both Michelle and Danny’s unborn child. After he failed to talk Carmen down, Danny ended up having to shoot his mother. Ross tells Danny that there isn’t a jury in the world that would convict him for protecting his wife and child, but they have to have proof. Danny tells him there is none. Ross is sure someone had to have seen them. Danny doesn’t think so. Thinking back Danny goes over what happened and he realizes in his dazed state afterwards he threw his gun into the water. He just remembered doing it. He had two guns but the one he shot Carmen with is in the lake. Michelle wonders how Gus could have matched bullets when it was a different gun that shot Carmen.

Danny: “I had two guns and the one I had with me that night on the dock I threw it into the water, (turning to Michelle) right? (Michelle agrees). So Aitoro seized my other gun. How in the hell did he get a connection to that slug and Carmen?”

Michelle: “When that wasn’t the gun that fired the shot!”

Ross is stunned and tells Danny he is being framed. He tells them that he knew Gus was desperate, but he can’t believe he has falsified evidence. Ross tells them that this is enormously valuable evidence and he will use it against Gus, but not to say anything to anyone until  Ross is ready to make his move. Ross: “We can’t tell the judge…What am I supposed to say to the judge. Your honor this is NOT the murder weapon because my client used a different gun to shoot the victim. Danny might as well confess.” At Company: Gus is having coffee with the Assistant DA. She tells him how neat and complete his evidence is. Gus asks if they are going to play the surveillance tapes but she tells them they haven’t decided yet. They talk about Blake’s book and how Carmen was supposedly responsible for Danny’s father’s death. The DA is happy and tells Gus that supplies the motive for Danny killing his mother. She wants the source and tells Gus to make Blake tell her who the woman is. DA tells Gus that Marler will go for self-defense and they need another motive. Gus tells the DA that it isn’t possible. The DA tells him it is no longer his case, and it is possible. She leaves. (Part 1) (Part 2) – Just a tiny bit of this at the beginning isn’t repeated in the link below, but I wanted to include it to have the most possible, Once they come back from the break of Danny talking to Ross switch to the link below (Part 3) – Much better sound of almost all of Part 2

My Comments: No idea why Doris Wolfe isn’t in this episode. I assume the actress had a problem because except for that throwaway sentence the rest of the dialogue was clearly written for Doris herself. I can’t believe that the Asst. DA argued Danny should be held because of who his family was. That’s not only illegal, it’s unconstitutional. Considering Ross was DA himself not that long ago that was a pretty harsh assessment of the DA’s office. I agree with Danny it’s stupid to have this conversation in the open court room, but it was an economy of sets. Ross points out how unlikely the soap staple is of a perfectly deserted dock area. I just love the way Michelle physically supports Danny, holding his hand right at the beginning and then leaning into each other at the end.

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Springfield Coke Update

September 21, 2015
Manny Coke 2

Manny Coke 2

I reported earlier in the year that I was going to try to find the names of the Bauer-Santos family (at least the ones we like) on Coke bottles. I did pretty well if I do say so myself.

You’ll notice the bottles are empty. I know a lot of people collect them full, but honestly I’ve seen what sitting there full has done to my brother’s collection of pop which includes Crystal Pepsi, etc. and if you want to still have bottles that aren’t twisted and warped keeping them full long term is NOT the choice to make.

Ray Mike Michelle Bottles

Ray Mike Michelle Bottles

It seems that the #ShareaCoke promotion (which personally I think is the cleverest I’ve seen in years) is winding down for the year. As they had the same thing with some different names last summer, I’m hoping I can finish up my collection in 2016. In the meantime if you still spot any Bauer-Santos bottles, let me know! :)

Santos Family Bottles

Santos Family Bottles

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Claire Wants Custody of Robbie June 28 2001

September 15, 2015

Note: Another really important beat I don’t have any footage for yet. The part with the dream was already in previous highlight clips, but none of the stuff with Claire has shown up.

Thurs., June 28, 2001 – At the Bauer House: Danny and Michelle are trying to keep busy so they won’t think of the grand jury. Danny doesn’t want to imagine being away from her; neither does Michelle. Danny had a dream about her and the baby being chased while he was in jail and couldn’t help them. Michelle says when you don’t deal with problems your subconscious does. Claire comes in and tells them that the grand jury was terrible and they shouldn’t be optimistic. She tells them that however bad they think the hearing was they should multiply it by ten. She says she tried to help Danny but they tricked her and got exactly what they wanted. Michelle is angry and accused Claire of giving them up. Claire says the prosecutor was relentless and had the prison logs and knew she visited Carmen. Claire had to admit to signing the death certificate so Carmen could avoid the witness protection program. Michelle and Danny are angry that Claire told the truth and accuse her of saving herself. Claire says she begged Michelle to make a deal too. Michelle says she couldn’t do that even if it means losing her freedom. Claire says that is still a possibility and they need to make plans. They ask what she means and she tells them she wants to know who will take care of Robbie if they are both gone? Michelle asks if Claire is suggesting she get custody. She thinks Claire has some nerve. Claire says she doesn’t want them to go to prison but they have to think of Robbie. Meta is getting older and Rick is single. Michelle asks if Claire even held her before she gave her up. She tells her that she doesn’t belong in Robbie’s life and she will make sure that she isn’t. Michelle tells Claire she would rather see Robbie in the state’s custody then with her. She goes on to tell Claire that she tried to let Claire into her life but she kept stabbing her in the back. She tells Claire she thanks God she gave her up as a baby. Michelle tells Claire to get out. Claire is shaken and wants to stay. Ross walks in and says discussing grand jury evidence is a felony and she should leave. She does. Michelle walks over to Danny, who holds her and rubs her back. Ross tells them not to expect anything good from the grand jury. Michelle tells Ross about Claire wanting custody. She asks him if they both go to prison, he has to make sure Claire doesn’t get their child. She suggests Meta, Rick or even Ray be guardian. Ross tells them not to give up hope right now. When the grand jury is finished, he will be in on the evidence and will destroy it piece by piece. He takes them out to Company to talk things over.

My Comments: I’m really not sure why they set up the grand jury like they did. While it might be a bit repetitive to have it for the trial so soon after, it would have to be better than just hearing people describe testimony after testimony. Claire is hard for me. I loved her so much when she was with Fletcher. She was just so great and they were a great couple. But after Fletcher broke Claire she just spun out of control and is now this. While Claire is I think trying to do what she thinks is best when she offers to take Robbie, I’m truly disappointed that she’s so willing to toss Danny overboard when truly it was Claire’s actions that caused this mess in the first place. She could have turned on Carmen and reported it or even killed Carmen herself and how much better would the world be if she had? So to push it off on being Danny’s fault they are in trouble is outrageous.

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Something About You – Part 53 and Epilogue by ShellyLynn

September 11, 2015

Michelle awoke and tried to stop her husband and brother from rushing her to be checked out. She didn’t want to go anywhere until she knew what was happening with her mother, but she no longer had a choice. Her baby was on its way and there wasn’t anything she could do about it now. At first, she was upset. She had wanted so badly to stay with her mother, but then her feelings changed to those of hope. Maybe her baby would be enough to pull her mother through, maybe…. she held back tears as another contraction hit. A more realistic and terrifying thought entered her mind as they sat her in a wheelchair… maybe the baby was coming early so that her mother would have a chance to see her granddaughter before she passed away.

Danny watched in horror for a moment as Rick helped her into her chair. His mind flooded with thoughts about the safety of his wife, his child, and what it would do to them if these were indeed his mother-in-law’s final moments. He pushed those thoughts aside and stepped in to help his wife. He had vowed to protect her, and right now, his most direct concern was for her safety. He had to get her to calm down and let herself be checked out. It looked like today would be the day that their child entered the world, he only hoped that there would still be a grandmother around to help them welcome the new addition.

They took Michelle down to the Maternity Ward and asked to see her doctor. Danny watched the seconds tick by on his watch as they paged her physician. Her contractions were strong, and definitely real, but as he feared they were still five minutes apart. Their baby would not be arriving for a while yet and he would be spending the next few hours trying to keep her calm and in her room. He knew how obstinate his wife could be and he knew even better how determined she was to see her mother.

It had been a little over four hours since Rick and Danny took his daughter away, and he was still in the same place he’d been when they left, pacing between the same two sections of chairs, the mind numbing repetition the only thing keeping him from breaking down. He wanted to go check on his daughter, to find out if he was now a grandfather, but his heart wouldn’t let him leave Maureen. He wondered what kind of sick sense of humor fate must have to take her from him now, so soon after they finally were able to openly be together.

“Mr. Marler?” a voice called out, causing him to stop and turn back. At the sight of Maureen’s doctor, he hurriedly crossed the waiting room floor.

“How is she? What’s wrong? Can I see her?” the slew of questions left his mouth before the doctor had a chance to open his mouth.

“I think you should sit down, sir,” the doctor said, leading the distressed man to the nearby set of chairs. “Mrs. Bauer,” the man said the name the name in a way that made sure Mr. Marler knew that he wondered why it was not her husband waiting for her prognosis, “had a stroke. It was not what we would normally label as severe, but with her other condition, and her weakened immune system, it has caused more damage than even we originally anticipated. She is still unconscious, so we are unsure of the total damage caused, but judging by the part of the brain affected by the stroke, we are not expecting that she will have control of any of the muscles on her left side.” He paused, waiting for the information to sink in before continuing.

“So we wait for her to wake up and then she can rehabilitate to regain her strength. I’ve heard about people that get most of the movement back, it will take some work, but you don’t know how tough she is. She’s already been through so much and I’m sure she’ll pull through this,” Ross responded, not wanting to admit even to himself the seriousness of her condition.

“Unfortunately, there’s more. We are waiting on further test results, but it seems as though her cancer has spread through her chest and into her lungs. She is on a ventilator for the time being, and to be perfectly honest, she may never breathe on her own again. I’m sorry.”

The doctor stood from his seat at Ross’ side and headed toward the desk. Ross placed his head in his hands, willing himself to be strong. He had to, she’d always been strong and now it was his turn to be there for their family. Rick walked up, knowing by the reaction he’d just seen from the man he’d always thought of as an uncle that the news was not good. He had come down, not able to do anything for Michelle for the time being other than to find out the condition of their mother. Unfortunately, the news wasn’t good and he knew that was only going to make her pain and struggle worse.

“Remember to breathe,” Danny said, trying to loosen her grip on his fingers. “Sweetie, I’m going to need those later.”

“Where the hell is Rick?” she groaned, struggling as another contraction subsided. “He should be back by now.”

“Maybe he’s visiting with her,” Danny said, hoping she would take it at that and concentrate on herself for a little while.

“I hope so,” she mumbled, tears sliding down her cheeks. “I’m so worried about her. I want her to meet our baby.”

“What a beautiful little girl,” Rick cooed as he held his niece for the first time. “She looks just like her mother.”

“Oh come on Rick,” Michelle smiled, taking her daughter back into her arms. “She looks just like her father, admit it.”

“What do you think Mikey? Who does she look like?”

“I don’t think she looks like any of us. She’s all wed and winkly,” he added for clarification. “She can’t even talk. How am I supposed to play with her?”

“Give her a little time,” Danny said, rubbing his nephews curls. “She’ll be a lot more fun when she gets older.”

“Hey, doesn’t her grandfather get to hold her?” Ross asked, making his way into the room. “I was able to convince them to let you go down to see your mother, as long as you stay in a wheelchair.”

“What about the baby?” Michelle asked. “I want her to meet her granddaughter.”

“She’s not even conscious, sweetie,” her father told her. “They’re worried about having the baby down in the ICU.”

“Please,” Michelle pleaded. “You said yourself that they don’t think she’ll last much longer.” She nearly choked on her words and Danny sat back down on the bed next to her and kissed the crown of her head. “I just want her to get the chance to see her granddaughter one time.”

“Alright, they said if you really insisted, it would be okay, but no more than 5 minutes. Both your mother and daughter need their rest.”

“I don’t know if you can hear me mom,” Michelle said, wiping the never ending flow of tears from her eyes with the hand not cradling her baby. “I want you to meet your granddaughter. We’re naming her after you. Maureen Grace Santos. I just want you to see how beautiful she is and to know how much we all love you and need you. I can’t do this without you.”

She looked down at her little girl when she was met with nothing but silence. “I love you, Mom,” she whispered, reaching out to squeeze her mother’s hand.

She waited for another few moments before Danny entered to take her back to her room. Just as he started to turn her chair, Michelle heard Maureen make a noise and turned back. “Michelle,” she whispered, her voice hoarse. At the look of pleading in his wife’s eyes, Danny made his way back to the corridor. “She’s beautiful,” Maureen said, looking at the tiny baby in her daughter’s arms.

“You’re back,” Michelle said, eagerly leaning forward. “You’re going to be fine.”

“No,” her mother said, “It’s my time. I’m ready. I don’t want you to be sad. These last few months spent with my family have been some of the best of my life. I know you’ll all miss me, as I will you. But, I’m ready for it to be over. I want you to know how much I love you and how much I wish I could go back and fix all the time I spent apart from you, but I can’t. You have your own life now, you don’t need me anymore.”

“Of course I need you. I’ll always need you…”

“Not in the same way,” Maureen stopped her, grimacing from the effort of the slight raise in her voice. “I’ll always watch over you and that beautiful family of yours,” her voice trailed off and despite her desire to stay with her mother for her last moments, she knew that her mother would want to speak with someone else before she passed away.

“I love you, Mom and I’ll miss you so much,” she cried, standing up to give her mother one last kiss on the cheek. “I’ll go get Dad.”


“Gracie,” Michelle scolded lightly. “Come here, sweetie. You need to give grandma the flowers we brought.”

“Okay Mommy,” the little girl with the long dark curls and chocolate eyes came to her mother’s side and set her flowers on the grave. “Can grandma really see the pretty flowers we brought her?”

“Of course, honey,” Michelle said, letting her daughter sit in her lap. “She always watches over us and sees what we do. She’s our guardian angel. If we talk to her, she can hear us. Is there anything you want to tell her?”

The little girl smiled and looked hard at the headstone. “I just turned 4,” she smiled, proudly holding her fingers in the air. “I am getting ready to start preschool. I don’t wanna go, but mommy and daddy say that I’ll like it. Momma says I met you once. I don’t remember it, but she says that I’d love you a whole bunch if you were still here. I know grandpa and mommy miss you a lot. You’re our angel.”

Michelle turned her attention to the grave, wiping away the fresh tears that her daughter’s speech brought to her eyes. “Why don’t you go wait with Daddy now?” she requested, watching as her little girl ran to the edge of the cemetery where her father was waiting.

“I wanted to tell you how much I miss you. Danny and I got some news and we wanted to share it with you first. We’re having another baby. I just found out yesterday. It’s so exciting, and yet I’m sad because this time I won’t have you here to share it with. I know Dad is going to be thrilled. You should see how he spoils Michael and Gracie. He’s a wonderful grandfather. Everything is going so well. Rick and Abby are enjoying their little Andrew, although I’m sure they’re ready to start getting a little more sleep. Danny and Dad are starting their own practice. It’s been tough work, but they are enjoying it and getting along great. Who knew that they’d end up being such great friends? I guess that’s what I wanted to tell you. I miss you. I know that you’re watching over us and I hope you’re proud of us. I love you, Mom.”

She stood up and walked over to her husband and daughter. “You ready to go, baby?” he asked, kissing her softly on the lips. She nodded and laid her head on the shoulder opposite the one that her daughter leaned on.

“Let’s go home.”

Something About You – Part 52 by ShellyLynn

September 10, 2015

Republisher’s Note: With the bad guys dealt with, health problems are coming to the fore.

Something About You – Part 52 by ShellyLynn

“Can you believe all the things they were able to get Bill convicted on? It almost seems impossible that one man could have gotten himself in so much trouble,” Danny said, casually conversing with his father-in-law.

“Well, he used to be a good kid,” Ross said thoughtfully, “I don’t know what happened to make him this way.”

“Well, I’m just glad that he is behind bars and away from my family,” Danny said. “I will never take anything for granted. I’ve had enough experiences to know that things can be taken from you before you can blink. In a way, it’s helped me to appreciate what I have even more. I truly never thought I could be this happy, and I don’t want to waste one minute of it.”

“How are you feeling dear?” Maureen asked her daughter as they sat at the kitchen table.

“Well, the morning sickness is over, thank goodness, but he’s been kicking up a storm so I haven’t slept much, and I ache and pain all over. I feel like a balloon that is ready to pop.”

“He?” Maureen asked quickly, “Did you finally give in and ask?”

“No, I’ve just always thought of him as a boy,” she laughed as she rose to put their dishes in the sink. “Danny thinks it’ll be a girl, but neither one of us cares, as long as the baby is healthy. Danny says his princess is practicing her ballet.”

“I’m so glad that you are letting me be a part of this,” Maureen said, tears running down her face. “I know I haven’t been much help, but I…”

“You’ve been wonderful,” Michelle stopped her. “ I couldn’t have made it through all of this without you. I know I was hard on you for a while, but I understand and I want to spend as much time with you as I can…”

“Before you lose me?” Maureen finished her sentence. Michelle started to argue when her mother held up her hand and stopped her. “It’s okay sweetie. I don’t have much time left.”

“I don’t understand why you won’t go back for more treatments. They said they could prolong your life for as much as six extra months,” Michelle argued, getting slightly upset.

“Sweetie,” Maureen said, placing a calming hand on her daughter’s shoulder. “I’ve already fought this for so long, and given up so much of my life. I would rather enjoy the time I have left, than live longer, but be in constant pain and isolation. I know you just want what is best for me, but you have to understand that this is what I want. It’s my decision.”

“I know,” Michelle sighed, sitting down in the chair beside her mother. “It’s just that I have already missed so much time with you and now with the baby so close… I just… I don’t know.”

“You will be a wonderful mother, Michelle,” Maureen smiled through her teary eyes, “and I can’t wait to see this baby born.”

“Hey,” Danny said, he and Ross entering the kitchen.

“What happened to make you beautiful ladies cry?” Ross asked, standing and placing his arms around them.

“You know us,” Maureen laughed. “We’re women.”

“And I’m hormonal,” Michelle smiled, winking at Danny.

“She’s not kidding. She’s been having the strangest cravings lately. Last night, I had to run to the store at 3 am to buy her pickles, oranges, and chocolate ice cream,” Danny smiled. “Then she mixed them all together and ate the whole container.”

“I offered you some,” Michelle defended her appetite.

“Ugh, just watching you eat that stuff made me sick to my stomach,” he laughed, playfully holding his hand to his midsection.

“You look tired,” Ross said, looking at Maureen and noticing her weakness as she laughed at the display.

“I just need to lie down for a while. Dear, do you mind if I take a little nap in the guest room?” she asked, looking at her daughter.

“No, that’s fine. I’ll make you some tea and bring it to you in a little while,” Michelle told her sobering as Ross started to lead her down the hallway.

Danny, Michelle, and Ross sat at the table, eating the cake left from Mikey’s birthday party days earlier. “Where is the little guy?” Ross asked, as if for the first time noticing the boy’s absence.

“He spent the night at a friends house. He should be home around 3 this afternoon,” Michelle said. “I don’t think anyone is as excited about this baby as he is. He tells everyone that will listen all about his new brother on the way. For his sake, I hope it is a boy because he will be very disappointed if he tries to get his sister to do all the things he’s been planning.”

“Like?” Ross asked, amused.

“Well, he’s been telling me about how he needs help to catch frogs and spiders. You know, ‘boy stuff’ as he puts it.” She laughed. I just can’t see a girl of mine being into that.”

They laughed and talked a little longer before Michelle decided to go take her mother some tea.

“Here you go, Mom,” she said, walking into the little bedroom, lit by the windows on the far side, “just the way you like it. A slice of lemon and two spoons of sugar.”

She set the cup down on the table and sat down on the edge of the bed. “How are you feeling?” she asked. When she got no response, she nudged her mother slightly. “Are you okay?” When she got no response, she picked up her mother’s wrist and felt for a pulse.
“Dad, Danny,” she screamed when she felt how weak her mother’s pulse was. “Somebody call an ambulance.”

Both her father and husband ran into the room frantically, Danny carrying the portable phone with him and dialing 911 on the way. “Are you okay baby?” he said as they entered the room.

“I’m fine,” she cried, tears pouring out of her eyes. “Something is wrong with my mom. She isn’t waking up and her pulse is slow and weak. We have to get her to the hospital.”

The ambulance was there within ten minutes. Danny tried to pull Michelle away to let the EMTs do their jobs, but he was unable to sever her hand from her mother’s as she cried inconsolably.

“You have to let go ma’am,” the younger of the two men kept saying, but she held firm and stayed by her mother’s side.

“You can’t leave me mom… you can’t… not now. I need you so much mom… you have to see your grandbaby be born. Please mom, hold on…” she cried, her chest heaving as she sobbed.

“Let’s go,” the EMT said, starting to wheel the cart that they had placed Maureen on away.

Michelle wouldn’t let go, but Danny knew two things for certain. First, that she had to calm down, and second, that her father wanted to go with Maureen to the hospital.

“Sweetie,” he said, lightly grabbing his wife’s arm. “Michelle” he tried again, louder this time. “You have to let her go with Ross. We can meet them there.” She finally nodded and let go of her mother’s hand as they took her out through the front door and into the ambulance.

Danny grabbed his keys and then helped Michelle into their car and pulled out after them.

“Sweetie, you have to try and calm down and breathe,” Danny tried, carefully following the ambulance.

“My mom might be dying and you want me to calm down?” she yelled, glaring at him. “How can you even suggest such a thing? I have a right to be upset and you are driving too slow…” she continued berating him.

“I know you do, honey,” Danny said, taking her attitude in stride. He’d seen enough of her mood swings through the previous months to not taking what she said personally. “and I am driving as fast as I can without being reckless. You have to try and think about the baby. Letting yourself get too worked up isn’t going to help anyone, including your mother.”

“I’m sorry,” she replied, taking a few deep breaths to try and calm herself. She looked toward the window and squeezed her eyes shut. “This isn’t happening,” she assured herself. Everything was going so well, it wasn’t possible that her life would come crashing down around her so quickly.
They arrived at the hospital just as her mother was being removed from the ambulance and Michelle jumped out of the car before it even came to a complete stop, rushing to her mother’s side. She ran alongside the stretcher as best as she was able until they came to the emergency room doors. “You can’t go in there, ma’am,” the attendant told her, trying to break her grip on her mother’s hand.

“She’s my mother,” Michelle cried, continuing to hold on with all her strength. Strong arms wrapped around her from behind and pried her fingers from her mother’s hand. The nurse gave a grateful smile as they wheeled Maureen away. “How could you do this to me? I have to go with her!” Michelle cried, turning in the arms of her captor and beating her hands against his chest as she sobbed. “She can’t leave me… I still need her.”

“I know, sweetie, she’s my mother too you know,” Rick replied, pulling back a little to look into his sister’s tear stained eyes. “I want her to be okay just as much as you do, but we have to let the doctors do their jobs.”

They stand together for a few minutes, staring at the closed door that they took their mother through, various scenarios and fears running through their heads.

A flash of pain crosses Michelle’s face and she turns away from her brother in an attempt to hide it as she waits for it to pass. “I wonder if they have any news yet…” She said quickly as she turns back around. “How did you know that mom was brought here anyway?”

“Danny called me as you guys were leaving,” he responded, leading her to a chair to sit down. “but don’t try and change the subject. How long have you been having contractions?”

“I’m not having contractions,” she insisted. “This baby causes aches and pains all the time as it moves around. I’m used to it. It’s not a big deal.”

“Michelle,” he says sternly, “that is the third time I have seen that look cross your face since we’ve been here. You are close to your due date. The doctor already told you that you probably wouldn’t make it that long and with the stress of what is going on right now, you very well could be going into labor.”

“I’m not, Rick,” she argued. “This little one is just getting too big to be moving around inside. Sometimes it hurts. Stop worrying about me and focus on Mom.”

“Fine, for now,” Rick conceded, “but if it gets any worse, I expect you to tell your husband and go get checked out.”

“It won’t,” she said firmly, but after looking at her brother’s face, added, “but if it does, I promise I will tell Danny.”

He nodded his head, making sure she understood that he meant business. He would not let her put herself at risk, no matter how good her intentions.

She turned and walked away, going toward to the water fountain to take a drink and splash her face a little. “Just hang in there a little bit longer sweetie,” she whispered, rubbing soothing circles across her abdomen. “Your momma needs to be here for your grandma for a little while.”

Danny came over and rested his hands on her shoulders. “You okay?” he asked as her turned her around, moving a few stray strands of hair out of her eyes. “I know how tough this is for you. Why don’t we take a seat so you can rest? It’s not going to help anyone if you tire yourself out.”

She gave in to his request and followed him over to a set of chairs where her father and sister-in-law were already seated. She took a deep breath as she started to sit down, breathing through one of what she was becoming more and more convinced were contractions after all. She knew she wouldn’t be able to keep this up much longer. They were getting stronger each time and although she hadn’t timed them, she was pretty sure they were getting closer together. Her husband rubbed her hand and kissed her cheek. She could tell that he was worried and she knew she should tell him what was going on, but she had to wait until they heard something about her mother’s condition. She had to hold on, she would not be able to make it through labor without having some word that her mother would be okay.

Danny stood up and she turned to look at what was causing his sudden movement. Her mother’s doctor was coming out of the room and heading strait for them, she stood as quickly as her body allowed, gasping and falling back into her seat before she was able to stand up completely. “Oh not now, this can’t be happening…” she cried, causing her family to switch their gazes back to her, both her father and husband immediately kneeling next to her. “My water just broke,” she mumbled before she passed out.

Something About You – Part 51 by ShellyLynn

September 9, 2015

Republisher’s Note: And we’re about to wrap up another great Manny fanfic. We’re past my favorite part (when I get to start tagging them Michelle Bauer Santos) so join in as we tie up loose ends.

Something About You – Part 51 by ShellyLynn

Danny headed back toward Michelle’s room, a sleeping Mikey against his chest, his deep steady breathing reminding him of just how little he had slept over the previous weeks himself. He’d been so worried about Michelle and Mikey and now he had a new family member to add to the list. He was worried, and tired, and stressed about the news of their baby’s impending arrival, but he knew in his heart that even if he tried, there would be no way he could be anything but happy and excited about the life that they created. A baby that would share his soul and that of the woman he loved more than his own life. This baby would be a physical manifestation of their love and everything that was right with the world, no matter what the circumstances around her conception had been. He knew that, and he was so excited to be a part of bringing her into the world.


He couldn’t figure out why it was that he had been thinking of their new baby that way since he found out the news. Did he want a girl that badly? He shook his head, as if knocking away that idea. He really didn’t have a preference, as long as their baby was healthy he would be happy. Although, he admitted to himself, the idea of a little girl with bouncing blond curls brought an even bigger smile to his already tired facial features, or maybe she would have the thick dark hair that his mother and sister had when they were here with him. Just thinking about them brought tears to his eyes. Pilar was so beautiful, so energetic when they were younger and his mother was so graceful and elegant.

Mama, do you see me now? Do you know that you are going to be a grandma? Are you watching over us like you always promised you would?

He set Mikey down on the chair outside Michelle’s room and peeked inside. Apparently, he wasn’t the only one tired from the weeks of endless turmoil and danger. She was asleep, her head tilted to the side, a loose strand of hair fallen in front of her angelic face and blowing side to side as she exhaled. He didn’t think he’d ever seen her look more beautiful, or peaceful. He was convinced that, more than anyone on this Earth, she deserved nothing less than perfect bliss for the rest of her life. He also knew that he would go to his grave someday, still doing his best to make sure that he had done everything imaginable that might help him to achieve that for her.

Ross was still holding her hand as Danny asked Ray to keep an eye on Mikey and then opened the door to her room. The older man stood up, wiping the tears from his eyes and placed his daughter’s hand into her husbands, feeling at peace with the discussion he was able to have with her and content in the knowledge that she was in good hands. Besides, he still had a few things to take care of before this situation would be settled for good, and that meant heading back to Bauer Enterprises and to the office of none other than Ed Bauer himself. He hoped, for Michelle’s sake, that this didn’t get any uglier than it had to be. He would show Ed a good deal of the evidence they had about what had been going on between he and Bill Lewis and ask the man to step down, for his reputation, his daughter’s health, and what Ross was sad to say would probably be most important to Ed, the good of his company and his own financial resources. Ed Bauer was an inconsiderate man, a terrible husband, and an even worse father, but no one could accuse the man of being a poor businessman. It simply appeared as though this one mistake of underestimating Bill Lewis, was going to give them all the leverage they needed to knock him down a few pegs, and hopefully, out of their lives.

Ross was opening the door to leave the room when he heard a soft noise behind him. He turned around and watched as Michelle opened her eyes and gave him a soft smile. “Leaving already?” she teased lightly, knowing from the look on her father’s face that it wasn’t because he wanted to go. She was amazed that even though she had never thought to pay very close attention to the man before her until now, she was able to read his emotions and expressions so clearly. Maybe, she thought to herself, it’s because they are so similar to my own.

“I have some important things to take care of and I want to make it back to your mother before it gets too late. She’s been worried sick about you in all of this,” he told her. “All we have to do is tie up a few loose ends and this will be over for all of us.”

“Thanks Dad,” she said, “I just have one request.”

“What is it honey? Do you need something?” her father asked, suddenly worried that there was something he had missed in all of this.

“Don’t tell mom about the baby,” she said nervously, biting lightly on her lower lip.

“Sweetie, she’d be thrilled and I think she deserves to know that she’s going to be a grandma,” Danny said, searching her eyes for a reason why she wanted to keep such happy, life changing news from her own mother. “I hope this isn’t because you are still upset with her about keeping things from you. Baby, you don’t have much time with her and I think you should really try to see things from her point of view…”

“No,” she said, raising her hand and rubbing it along the side of his tired face. “It’s because I want to be the one to tell her.”

“Please tell her that we’ll be by to see her tomorrow,” Michelle said, turning back to her father. “I think she deserves to hear it from my mouth.”

“I’ll tell her,” Ross smiled, walking out the door and closing it behind him.

“You ready to go home?” she asked, leaning her head against her husband’s shoulder and speaking with her eyes closed. “The doctor said that they won’t have the remainder of my results back until tomorrow, but I can go home as long as I promise to rest and eat.”

“Then I’ll make sure you do. Can I ask you a question?” he asked rubbing his hands along her arms and waiting for her nod of approval before continuing, “What made you change your mind?”

She paused for a minute, considering his question. “I don’t know really…” she said honestly, “I just know that I would do anything to protect this baby and I guess I understand now that that is what she thought she was doing. I still haven’t forgiven her for lying to me, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to completely, but I guess now I understand why she did it and that’s enough for me. We’ve already missed so much time together and I don’t want to look back and wonder why I was so stubborn and let myself waste what time I have left with her.”

“She’s going to be so excited,” he smiled, wanting to brighten the somber mood the conversation drifted into.

“She’s gonna spoil this baby every chance she gets,” Michelle grinned, picturing a huge pile of stuffed animals surrounding a tiny baby, “We might have to get a bigger house just to hold the presents.”

“About that, Ray said that he knows of a house not far from here that is for sale,” Danny mentioned, trying to guage her reaction. “It’s an older house, but he thinks if would be perfect for us.”

“It sounds great,” she smiled, excited at the thought of a house of their own, “maybe he could take us there now…”

“Woah,” he said, using his hands to put up a stop signal, “you are supposed to go home and right into bed.”

“Please,” she asked, jutting her lip out in a pout, “It won’t take that long and I promise to rest and do everything you say the rest of the night, but I really want to go see it. If he thinks it’s perfect, then I want to see it myself right away.”

He looked at her, knowing that he should say no and take her straight home, but also powerless to deny her anything, especially after all that she went through for their family. “Okay, but only for a few minutes,” he consented, rewarded by a huge smile lighting her face.

“You go make sure that’s all right with Ray while I change,” she told him,

“You’re going to be okay by yourself?” he asked, his tone uncertain, “I’ll wait with you…”

“I’ll be fine by myself. I’m not a baby,” she smirked, teasing him. “I can dress myself.”

“But you’re carrying one and you’ve been through so much lately and the doctor…”

“Sweetie,” she said, gesturing for him to sit back down beside her. “You’ve got to calm down. The doctor said no stress, but you hovering and being overprotective is just as stressful. Women get pregnant all the time, I’ll be fine. I promise that I’ll take it easy, but you have to do the same thing because if I just sit around and let you take care of me all the time, I’ll go crazy and that won’t be good for our baby either….” She paused her little speech halfway through at the hurt look on his face. “I’m really glad that you want to take care of me, but I still need to do some things on my own.”

“I just don’t want anything to happen to you,” he admitted, “I’ve already lost so many people that I love and I’m terrified that something is going to happen to you or this baby and I don’t think I could survive…”

“Shhh,” she said, resting her head against his shoulder. “Nothing is going to happen to me,” she said firmly, bringing his eyes to hers for emphasis. “You are not a jinx and we will be fine. Sometimes, things happen for reasons that we don’t understand, but the pain and the grief should be something we learn from and cause us not to take anything for granted. They aren’t supposed to keep us from accepting good things that happen to us.”

He stood up, unable to meet her gaze any longer. He knew she was right, but accepting that things weren’t his fault and that he really did have a chance to be happier than he’d ever been was something that was going to be difficult for him to do. Tears began to well up in his eyes as he tried to fight defense mechanisms he’d used for so long, things that only she had been able to get past, and effortlessly at that.

“Maybe,” she said, “Maybe losing your parents and Pilar were steps to making you the man you are today, to making sure that Mikey and both of us have the lives we were intended to have together. Did you ever realize that without Mikey, we wouldn’t have met?”

She waited for him to think for a moment before she continued, “I’m not saying that they died so that we could be happy. I’m just saying that maybe, the work that you are going to as a lawyer and that our children may do someday, might have been part of the plan from the beginning. God always has a plan, even when we don’t want to, or can’t see it.”

He nodded his head, wiping the tears from his eyes. “I know you’re right,” he said, taking a deep breath and clearing his throat. “I guess I don’t have to forgive myself for being happy, I just have to accept that and remember that it is what they would have wanted for me.”

“We love you,” she breathed, “and I want the same thing they do. I want you to be happy.”

“I am,” he smiled, grabbing her hand lightly, “Because of you. I’ll go talk to Ray about that house now and then I’ll be back in a couple minutes.”

“Me too,” she answered as he walked out the door and she began to dress. “I’ve never been happier.”

Danny’s Grand Jury June 25-26 2001

September 8, 2015

NOTE: More of these problem dates and little footage and some mixing together of clips. Still I want to break this out. Some snatches of this might be in highlight clips already linked to.

Mon., June 25, 2001 – At the Bauer House: Michelle and Meta are working in the kitchen and chatting about how Claire is testifying today. Meta thinks they may get lucky and Claire will actually tell the truth as it is and not the truth as she sees it. Danny comes down and Meta excuses herself. They talk about Claire and her testifying and Danny tells Michelle that he is only worried about her and Robbie being okay. The phone rings and it is Maria. Michelle gives it to Danny and he is understandably hostile. That is understandably to everyone but Maria, who seems to think that since her attempt to kill Danny failed that he should consider it no harm, no foul and move on. She is asking about the grand jury and how the cops learned of Carmen’s death. Danny tells her that he thinks she must either have told them herself or she told Carlos and he anonymously tipped off the cops. Maria tells him to leave Springfield. She tells him to take his wife and son and come to Cuba, ASAP. Danny tells her that if he had a choice of being near her or taking on the feds and prison, he will take the feds. He tells her not to call there again and he hangs up. Michelle tells Danny that Maria cannot hurt them anymore. Danny tells Michelle he knows that, he just doesn’t understand why he feels like another part of him is dying in having to face her betraying him again. Claire is called in to testify. The DA asks her a few questions and Claire tries to evade them but DA Doris Wolfe has everything she needs to prove Claire’s involvement in the fake death of Carmen Santos. In the end Claire not only admits her part but also tells the jury that Danny is a rotten mobster dealing in all kinds of illegal stuff. She does however say that whatever Danny did she is certain he did it because he loves Michelle and wanted to protect her.

Tues., June 26, 2001 – At the Courthouse: DA Doris Wolfe is questioning Harley on how she became liaison to the FBI for the Santos case. Harley tells her that she was the only detective available and because of her relationship with the Bauers she tried to get reassigned but was denied each time. The DA asks if Harley remembers when Danny helped to break Michelle out of jail to flee the country with her in order to avoid her prosecution for Ben Warren’s murder. Harley tells her that she remembers. Doris asks how she could stand up in court a few weeks ago then and tell the judge that Danny Santos is not a flight risk. Harley tells her that Danny wants to stand trial to clear his name. He has a family now and she believes he does not intend on running. Doris tries to make Harley look biased in favor of Danny and Michelle. She tells Harley that if she tried so hard to get taken off the case, why did you refuses to leave it when Gus wanted her gone. Harley tells her that at that time she decided it would be best in order to give Danny a fair shake. Doris asks her if she is sure she doesn’t want to give him a free ride. She asks Harley to step down and Harley mutters to herself that Gus did this to her. As soon as she got to the foyer, she lit in to Gus for setting her up. She tells him that DA Wolfe practically accused her of impropriety on the record. Harley tells Gus that the irony is he is the one that is personally invested in the case, not her. The bailiff comes out and calls Gus in. Gus testifies that he has been working on the Santos case for over 4 years. He tells the jury about the evidence, surveillance and finally how they found the body of Carmen Santos and matched the bullet ballistically to Danny’s gun. He goes back out to the foyer and tells Harley that Danny has had it. Harley tells him that he is way too smug for this to just be his job. She tells him he has a personal vendetta against Danny and she is determined to find out what it is. She tells Gus not to underestimate her; she is more of a pit bull than he ever thought of being.

My Comments: No luck on finding this so far despite the fact that it must be a big moment for GusH fans. I’ll keep looking. It really is hard on Danny to keep having to face his family’s betrayal. There is such pain there. :( We really didn’t know Doris yet, although she later becomes a full fledged member of the community. Gus did set up Harley to get grilled here which is too bad because in spite of himself he’s already having feelings for her. I think Harley is right. She’s certainly not prejudiced in Danny and Michelle’s favor in spite of a lot of reason why she should be and Gus is the one who is letting his emotions effect the trial.

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Something About You – Part 50 by ShellyLynn

September 4, 2015

Republisher’s Note: We missed the Manny wedding earlier so we see it tonight.

Something About You – Part 50 by ShellyLynn

Danny and Michelle sat in the hospital room waiting for the doctor to join them with Michelle’s test results. Neither of them were sure what to say or where they were supposed to go from here. They still had so much left to be decided. When they made the rash decision to get married, they had simply done it, without even taking the time to decide where they were going to live after all the mess was cleared up. All he knew at the time was that he wanted to make her his wife and without the knowledge that she was truly his in every way, he never would have been able to survive the past couple days while she went back to Bill and played the doting fiancee.

The remembrance of their wedding brought a smile to his face. No matter what happened for the rest of his life, despite the chaos surrounding them, that would always be one of the happiest moments of his life.

“Are you sure about this?” Danny’s cousin asked him on the phone. “You haven’t known her for that long. How does she feel about Mikey? You aren’t usually so quick about making decisions, is there something wrong?” he fired off the questions in rapid succession. He had always expected that someday his cousin would find someone to spend his life with, he just had no idea it would happen this quickly.

“She’s perfect and she adores Mikey. Of course I’m sure about her. She’s the one Ray; I have no doubt. So can you do it? Can you marry us?” Danny asked, growing impatient as he looked down at his watch. He promised Michelle that he would take care of all the details of their surprise wedding. He told her all she had to do was meet him at the park at 6.

“She must really be special for you to act this way. It’s been a long time since I’ve known you to be so excited… In fact, not since we were kids and you were sure that Trish Lawman was going to ask you out, of course we know how that turned out…” Ray commented, enjoying teasing his cousin.

“Ha,” Danny laughed sarcastically. “This is different and you know it. I love her Ray, more than I ever thought I could. I’ve never wanted anything as badly in my life as I want to make her my wife.”

“Wow,” Ray sighed, “You really are in love. I’ll be there as soon as I can.”

The two of them had been the closest of friends in their youth and both of them had taken it hard when Ray’s parents moved them to New York. Of course they had kept in touch, but over the years the talks had become less and less frequent, especially after he joined the priesthood. That was the main reason that when he had the chance to join a parish about an hour from his hometown, he jumped at it. He hadn’t seen his cousin since Pilar’s funeral up until he returned a couple months earlier and he knew how much his beloved cousin was trying to handle on his own. He, more than anyone, was aware that Danny needed friends, family, and guidance after all the things he had been through and he hoped to be of help in all three facets, especially after Danny took on the task of raising such a young child. Now, he was excited to hear that it seemed as though he was getting help from an unexpected source. He was just glad that finally, something seemed to be going right for his cousin. He deserved all the happiness life could bring him.

“I can’t wait to meet her,” he said aloud after he hung up the phone. “She must be a gift from God.”

Michelle rubbed the back of her neck with her hand, feeling the tense muscles there. She was still in shock from the news about her pregnancy. “A baby,” she whispered to herself as she looked at the baby pictures along the wall of the examination room, noticing their chubby cheeks and tiny hands. “No baby has ever been loved more than Danny and I will love this child. I couldn’t ask for a better father for my baby. He’s already so wonderful with Michael and now that we are married…”

She walked through Laurel Falls to the clearing where they had gone with Mikey not so long before. Immediately upon arriving, her eyes began to fill with tears as she saw the lengths her soon to be husband had gone to in ensuring that her wedding would be as perfect as possible. There were lights and flowers everywhere along with a small gathering of people. There was a handsome man dressed like a priest bent down next to Danny talking to Michael. She could only assume that this was his cousin Ray that he had mentioned to her a few times. To their left were her mother and father, along with her brother Rick and his wife Abby.

“How did you do this?” she asked, looking around at the beautiful flowers and her family gathered around them. “It’s perfect.”

“No,” he smiled, his eyes gazing lovingly at her, “You’re perfect. You look beautiful.”

She blushed slightly as she smoothed the material of her simple long white satin dress, “You look pretty good yourself.”

He straightened his tie as he grinned, “Well, you only get married once.”

“May I do the honor?” they heard a deep voice from behind them request, “I know that you haven’t really even known for that long that I’m your father and that you probably don’t…”

“I’d love for you to walk me down the aisle, Dad.”

“I’m so proud of you,” he told her, wiping the tears from her cheeks as Danny left to go stand in his position next to Ray. “You have grown into such an amazing, beautiful young woman. I only wish I hadn’t missed so much of your life.”

“That means a lot to me,” she said. “I’m really glad to know the truth and I couldn’t ask for a better man to be my father.”

Ross reached up and wiped away a tear from his eye as he looked across the clearing and made eye contact with Maureen who nodded approvingly, “We better get ready,” he smiled, giving her his arm. “Your groom awaits.”


He rubbed his hands along the sides of his face, feeling the stubble formed from three days without shaving, and then up to his tired eyes that seemed like they wouldn’t stay open a minute longer. If he had thought that the nights spent alone without her were difficult before, he had been proven wrong because after their wedding, the nights alone were positively unbearable. Neither of them had been able to handle it very well and a slight smile crept onto his face as he remembered her falling asleep on the phone during one of their late night talks.

“I really hate this,” she pouted, stifling a yawn as she rolled over in bed. “We’re married for goodness sakes. I can’t wait until I can go to sleep in your arms every night.”

“Me too,” he frowned, holding the phone against his shoulder with his chin as he stepped out of his jeans and into a pair of black shorts. “Do you have any idea how many times I’ve grabbed my keys to come see you?”

She smiled at the thought of it, “I would have liked that.” Her smile suddenly turned as she finished her thought, “but it’s too risky. We have to play along for a couple more days.”

“We can do it,” he said, suddenly sounding like he was giving a pep talk. “What are a few more days when we have the rest of our lives?”

“I guess you’re right,” she sighed, going back to playing with the fringe on her blanket as she mustered up the patience to survive that time without him, yawning as her eyes fluttered shut, “just a few more…”

“And then we can make up for all the lost time…” he almost giggled.

“Michelle?” he said when she didn’t respond, “Sweetie, are you there?” When no response came, he smiled, glad that she was getting some much needed rest. “Sweet dreams, baby…” he whispered before joining her in slumber land.

He remembered just how difficult the previous week had been. After three nights apart they couldn’t stand it anymore.


“Meet me at the lighthouse tomorrow night,” she told him before hanging up the phone and going to sleep. “I can’t take this anymore.”

“What about Bill? Are you sure you can get away?” he asked anxiously, “I don’t want anything to happen to you.”

“I’ll be fine, just be there,” she smiled, excited at the prospect of a stolen night with her husband. “I love you.”

He tried to stop thinking about what happened and come up with a plan for the next few days. Things were so much more important now. His senses were still reeling from the knowledge that he was going to be a father. He looked up at Michelle, his love shining in his eyes as he attempted to gauge her reaction to all of this. She had seemed happy about it back at the Lewis mansion, but she hadn’t breathed a word to either he or Ross since they climbed into the car. All she did was rest her head against his chest, curl up into a ball, and go to sleep. He wanted so badly to read her mind and find out how she was handling this sudden turn of events, but all her face showed was the tiredness she was experiencing from all that had taken place. She started to lean back and he was quickly at her side, helping her to move her coat and purse out of the way. “Are you okay?” he asked worriedly as a slight frown crossed her face.

“Yeah, I’m fine” she responded, closing her eyes as she adjusted her body. When she opened them to find his questioning eyes looking back at her, she gently reassured him, “Danny, sweetie, calm down. There’s nothing to be worried about. I’m just a little queasy. I guess I should be used to it by now,” she smiled hesitantly, debating whether or not the little piece of information she was about to let slip would help her in convincing him or make things worse. “I’ve been like this for a couple weeks.”

“What?” he asked harshly, quickly lowering his voice and reigning in his emotions. He knew that the last thing she needed was for him to be upset. “Why didn’t you tell me, baby?” he whispered, taking her hand in his and gently rubbing his thumb back and forth over the top of her hand.

“I didn’t want you too worry about me,” she admitted, “and I really thought it was just stress. It never even crossed my mind that I could be pregnant,” she said, her voice getting progressively softer. “Are you worried about the baby?” she asked, noticing the sadness in his eyes.

He noticed how every movement, every gesture she made seemed tired, strained. He could kick himself for allowing her to go through with this plan. If anything happened to either one of them, he would never forgive himself. Never. He couldn’t allow himself to even think about it. It was his turn to be happy, wasn’t it? Surely God wouldn’t be so cruel as to take everything away from him again.

“Of course I am,” he answered her carefully, “but I’m also worried about you. You haven’t been taking care of yourself and I love you so I can’t stand to see you so weak and upset. When we leave here, I’m going to take care of you like I should have all along. I never should have gone along with this plan. What if…”

“Don’t worry. We’re both going to be fine,” she said, knowing what he was thinking and doing her best to ease his mind. “We’re tough.”

They both paused, realizing that it was time for them to make some decisions. “What are we going to do?”

“Well,” he smiled, trying to take her advice. “The first thing we’re going to do is go home and take a long nap.”

“Be serious,” she scolded teasingly, “Where is home going to be? You’re apartment isn’t nearly big enough and mine…”

“Yours would be,” he reminded her.

“For now,” she smiled, her hand moving to her still flat stomach, “but when the baby comes it won’t be. Besides, Mikey would have to change schools because my side of town has a different elementary and I think he’s had enough change to deal with lately. This whole thing has been so confusing for him.”

“So I guess we go house hunting. We can stay at your place while we look,” he grinned, enjoying the idea of the two of them searching for the perfect place to raise a family, their family.

“A house?” she asked excitedly. When he responded by nodding his head yes she continued. “So this is really happening,” she sighed, leaning against his shoulder.

“You better believe it, now we just have to make sure that both of my girls are okay and then we can live happily ever after,” he agreed with her.

“Girls?” Michelle repeated, “What makes you believe this baby is going to be a girl?”

“I don’t know,” he said, “I guess I really hadn’t even thought about it much, first I was shocked and then worried about both of you…”

“So is that what you want?” she asked, biting on her lip. “ A girl. What about a boy, a Danny Jr?”

“That would be fine too,” he smiled, “I don’t care as long as our baby is healthy and looks like you.”

“What would you name her?” she giggled, enjoying the talk of their future, “Danielle, a combination of our names?”

“Nah, what about Maureen?” he parried.

Michelle’s face instantly fell at the mention of her mother’s name. “You know, baby, I know that you are disappointed that she lied to you, but you need to forgive her, for both of your sakes. You didn’t even talk to her at the wedding…”

“I just don’t understand how she could look me in the eye and lie to me… for years. She was the only person I thought I could trust. Do you know how tough it has been for me, thinking that my mother didn’t remember me most of the time and that my father didn’t care enough about me to even celebrate my birthday?”

“Don’t you think it’s been hard on her too?” he asked, “What she did wasn’t right, I’m not saying that it was, but she thought it was best for you. You know exactly how she felt, because you did the same thing. You were willing to give up your own happiness for the happiness of a child you love. Don’t you see, she didn’t see any other way for you to have the kind of life you deserve…”

Their conversation was interrupted by a knock on the door. “Mrs. Santos,” the man smiled, looking up from his clipboard. “I’m Dr. Evans. I’ve gone over your tests and it seems as though everything is going as well as can be expected. You are underweight and slightly dehydrated, but if you start eating better and getting some rest things should improve drastically.”

“I’ll make sure she’s taken care of,” Danny smiled, relieved to have some good news. He had feared the worst, especially after Michelle’s fainting spells and all the stress she’d been under.

“Have you been having any morning sickness?” the doctor asked.

“Yeah, for a couple weeks now,” she frowned at the reminder of mornings spent lying in bed and over the toilet bowl.

“I’m going to give you a prescription for something to help with that and for prenatal vitamins. It is essential that you take them regularly. The first trimester is vital to your baby’s health.”

“I will,” she said, taking the paper from his outstretched hand.

“I’ll go see about getting these right now,” Danny said, taking them from her hand and heading toward the door. “I’ll be back in a minute. I want to tell Ross the good news. You know how worried he is.”

“Thanks,” she smiled gratefully as he shut the door behind him.

“Looks like everything is okay,” Danny informed his father in law as rose anxiously from his chair in the hall.

“You don’t seem all that happy about it,” Ross questioned, unsure of how to read the young man standing before him. “You don’t want the baby?”

“NO, that’s not it. I love this baby so much already. I guess I…” his voice dropped off. “You’re going to think I’m being ridiculous.”

“I think I already know what you’re going to say…” Ross replied, looking through the window at his daughter as she closed her eyes and rested her hands on her stomach. Sometimes, he couldn’t believe how much she reminded him of Maureen when she was younger. Both women shared that same spirit that made everyone around them feel loved.

“It’s just that I’ve already lost so many people that I love, I’m afraid to get too excited about this. We just found out about her and I already care about her so much. I don’t think I could handle losing this baby,” he sighed, running his hands through his disheveled hair. “I don’t know…”

“You don’t think that things this good can happen to you so you are trying to protect yourself from getting hurt,” Ross said, knowing the feelings all too well. “But if you don’t let yourself feel, you are going to lose so much anyway, no matter what happens. What you must always remember is, if God forbid something were to happen, you aren’t alone anymore. You two have each other to help you make it through.”

“Danny,” he heard a voice yelling his name.

“Mikey,” he grinned, wiping away the stray tear that had fallen from his eye and picking the boy up.

“What’s the matter with Ichelle? Is she okay?” he asked worriedly, his big brown eyes searching his uncles for an answer.

“She’s fine,” Danny smiled, looking over at his cousin, “Thanks for bringing him. I didn’t want to leave him with the sitter any longer and I thought Michelle might like to see him.”

“It’s no problem. How is she?” Ray responded.

“She’s doing well considering. Did you hear the good news? We’re going to have a baby,” he smiled, looking at Ross to let him know he got the message.

“That’s great news,” Ray replied, excited for his cousin. “I take it they’re both all right?”

“Yeah,” Danny smiled, “Did you hear that Mikey, you’re going to have a new cousin.”

“No,” Mikey said seriously, his little mind working furiously, “a brother.”

When Danny and Ray stared at him in curiosity, he continued, seemingly annoyed that they didn’t understand. “Mrs. Watson says that the people who take care of you and love you are your mommy and daddy so you and Ichelle are my parents. That means the baby will be my little brother.”

“Or sister,” Danny smiled, tears forming in his eyes at the young boy’s remarks, knowing his sister would be proud of the boy she had given birth to.

“Or sister,” Mikey conceded, smiling at Ray.

Danny turned to Ross, and noticed the longing look in the older man’s eyes. “Why don’t you go on in? I’m sure she would love to see you.”

“Are you sure?” Ross asked, “She’d love to see the boy…”

“Yeah, we need to go pick up some medicine down at the pharmacy anyway. It would really make me feel better knowing you were with her.”

“Thanks,” Ross mouthed as he turned the handle to her door and walked in.

“I want to see Mommy,” Mikey whined as they began to walk away from the room toward the elevator.

“In a little while, right now, she needs to see her daddy.”

Something About You – Part 49 by ShellyLynn

September 3, 2015

Republisher’s Note: Michelle fainted will Bill do anything else.

Something About You – Part 49 by ShellyLynn

“You lying Son of a …” Bill exploded, his body lurching in Danny’s direction. “You have been nothing but a pain in my ass…” he said as he knocked into his adversary forcing him back against the wall.

Danny shoved Bill off of him, landing a punch to Bill’s jaw and sending him reeling backwards. Bill shook his head and then headed back toward Danny, unwilling to concede the skirmish so easily

“What’s going on in here?” Vanessa shrieked, walking in the door and immediately trying to get between the two men and stop their fighting.

“Get out of my way,” Bill said, forcing his way past his mother and knocking her small body to the ground in the process.

“What has gotten into you?” Mr. Lewis asked, stepping in and holding Bill back while Danny wiped at his bloody lip. “How dare you treat your mother like that. You have been acting strange for weeks and I’ve ignored it because I thought it was just the adjustment of being back home, but it is going to end now. I want to know what is going on.”

“Why don’t you tell him, Bill?” Danny prodded, his anger getting the better of him. “Tell him how you blackmailed Michelle into agreeing to marry you. Why don’t you tell him everything…”

“He’s lying,” Bill sneered. “You can’t trust him. He just wants to tear Michelle and I apart so he can get to her inheritance.”

“What inheritance?” Danny asked, unaware of anything unusual that Michelle would be receiving.

“I think maybe you should go now,” Mr. Lewis said, looking Danny in the eyes. “We have a lot to talk about.”

“I’m not leaving without Michelle,” he said, once again moving toward her slumbering body.

“I don’t think you really have a choice,” Mr. Lewis said, stepping in his path before he could reach her side. “I’m not letting you near her.”

“Billy,” Vanessa said, trying to get his attention, “I really think you should listen to him…”

“Are you taking his side over your own son?” Mr. Lewis said, trying to understand her reasoning. “After what he just accused Bill of we should throw him out of this house.”

“He has a right to be here as long as…” she began before a soft voice made her pause.


They all turned and watched as Michelle began to toss and turn on the couch, “Where’s Danny? I have to tell him…”

Danny used the moment of surprise to make it to her side. “It’s okay baby, I’m right here,” he whispered, brushing a stray curl out of her face. “I’m not going anywhere…”

“What’s going on here?” Billy asked, more confused than ever.

“She’s my wife, I told you…” Danny said, his eyes never leaving his love’s face.

“That’s what I was trying to tell you, too,” Vanessa said, her eyes steely with determination. “They’re married.”

“It’s true? You knew about this and you let her lie to our son? Do you have any idea how embarrassed he must be?” Mr. Lewis said, his anger at his wife’s actions evident in his every word. “How dare you put them before this family…”

“Do you know what our son has done to this poor couple?” she asked, disgust at her son’s actions displayed across her face. “He tried to force this poor girl to marry him, he threatened to take custody of this young man’s nephew away from him and there hasn’t even been one ounce of proof that he’s the boy’s father. He has basically torn their lives apart and I will not let him continue to harm Maureen’s only daughter. Especially now that there’s another child involved.”

“So it’s true?” Danny whispered, his attention stolen by the mention of a child. “She’s really pregnant?”

“Yes,” Vanessa confirmed, “She just found out a little while ago. That’s why she’s in here. She passed out when she heard the news.”

“Danny,” Michelle whispered again, this time her eyes fluttering partially open, “I’m so glad you’re here,” she told him, her voice soft as she licked her dry lips. “It was so awful…”

“Shhh,” he said, pulling her body against his. “I’m so glad you’re all right.”

“I have to tell you,” she said, pulling back slightly to look into his eyes.

“I already know,” he said, a slight smile creeping onto his face despite the circumstances. “I’m going to be a daddy.”

The smile broke into an all out grin when Michelle breathed a sigh of relief. “I had no idea,” she said meekly, still unsure that he was all right with the surprising turn of events, “the thought never even crossed my mind that it was a possibility. Are you sure you are okay with this?”

“Of course I am. Do you know how many times I have dreamed about having a family with you? I couldn’t want anything more. I wish we were at a more stable point in our lives, but I love you and I’m already in love with this child…” he whispered gently, brushing his thumb back and forth across her pale cheeks.

“Would you two shut up?” Bill growled, his anger at watching the two coo at each other growing with each passing second.

They turned, suddenly remembering that they weren’t alone, “You two seem to be forgetting that I am still holding the cards in this situation,” Bill said, forgoing all pretenses and giving them an ultimatum. “If Michelle doesn’t marry me tomorrow, you can say goodbye to that little kid you two are so fond of.”

“What kid?” Bill Sr. asked, still confused by the events unfolding before his eyes. He knew he hadn’t been as involved in Bill’s life as much as he probably should have, but all the things he had heard in the previous few minutes still took him as too outrageous to possibly be real.

“One that isn’t his,” a voice said from the hallway, startling everyone in the room with its presence.

“What are you doing here?” Michelle asked, looking at the woman before her. She had been her roommate and once thought this woman to be her best friend, but after her recent actions, she wasn’t sure she could trust anything she said anymore.

“I can’t let this go on any longer,” the woman said, stepping inside the room. “Bill isn’t Michael’s father.”

“You better watch what you say,” Bill sneered, his mind working furiously to come up with some way out of the situation he now found himself in.

“Not only isn’t he the father, but I can prove that he intended to bribe a hospital official to say that he was,” she continued, unfazed by his threats. “I’m not going to let you hurt any of us anymore.”

“Bill?” Mr. Lewis asked while the others looked on. “Is this true?”

“She’s lying. I can’t believe you trust her on this without any proof. It’s just her word against mine…”

“No,” she said, “I don’t take chances.”

Michelle mouthed a silent thank you to her friend across the room as she watched Bill’s stance grow decisively more defensive. It was obvious to everyone in the room that there was something she knew that could bring his demise.

“After everything I did for you, you’re going to lie about me?” Bill tried, his effort renewed to keep from taking the fall for his actions. “I know you were upset when I broke it off to get together with Michelle, but…”

“What you did for me?” she laughed, “You mean when you used me, or when you lied to me to get me to sleep with you? Or do you mean when you hit me? Or maybe when you forced me to help you continue hurting the best friend I ever had? You never did anything for me that wasn’t simply looking out for yourself, and now that’s exactly what I’m doing. I want my life back the way it was before all of this happened.”

“You little…” he growled, “you’re going to pay for this. You never should have crossed me.”

“You can go to hell Bill Lewis, because you couldn’t possibly hurt me any more than you already have,” she said, tears staining her cheeks as the whole situation collapsed around her. “I won’t let you win this time.”

“You aren’t that smart,” he said, turning his back on her and walking toward Michelle. “You can’t prove anything. That boy is mine and I’m going to have him, unless Michelle changes her mind and agrees to marry me…”

“You ruined my life Bill Lewis, and I am not going to let you ruin theirs,” she said, reaching into the deep pocket of her jacket and pulling out a small cassette tape.

“This is getting out of hand,” Billy said, walking over to the phone. “I’m going to call the police and let them come sort this mess out.”

“There’s no need to make that call,” a voice said from the hallway, walking in with two armed policemen at his side. “I already brought them. “Thank you for your help Stacey,” the man said, “They’ll take it from here.”

The police officers crossed the room and approached Bill. “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, if you can not afford one…”

“What is going on here?” he said, fighting against the officers as they attempted to cuff him. “She trespassed into our home and has been standing here threatening me. You should be arresting her, I’ve done nothing wrong…”

“Now, Bill,” Ross said, shaking his finger in the air, “You know that’s not true, and I have all the proof of that I need right here. Not only that you are not, and couldn’t possibly be, Michael’s father, but that you have been stealing and laundering money from both Lewis and Bauer enterprises for months.”

“You couldn’t possibly prove that,” Bill said, his hands cuffed behind his back as he continued to struggle, “because it isn’t true. Dad,” he pleaded, trying to gain his father’s sympathy as a last resort, “I wouldn’t do that to you, you have to believe me. They’re making this up…”

“I have it all right here, Billy,” Ross said, looking at the man he had respected over the years and wondering how he could be so blind when it came to his own son. “Bank statements, accounting paperwork, fudged computer entries, corresponding company records…” he said, holding the envelope in the air. “It’s undeniable.” He looked across the room at Michelle and Danny, so happy to finally be getting the chance he’d missed out on for over twenty years of her life, the chance to be a father and protect her.

“That’s not possible. You couldn’t have possibly gotten any of that legally. Someone on in our organization would have had to have given you access to our records and I know that I didn’t…” Billy’s voice trailed off. “Honey?” he asked, suddenly thinking about the one person who could have given him the information he needed.

Vanessa nodded her head, her conviction that she did the right thing holding strong despite what was about to happen to her son. “I talked to Maureen and when she told me what was going on, I knew that I had to do something. He has to be stopped, Billy, he needs help…”

“So you decided that putting him in jail was the best way to help?” Bill Sr. laughed at what he found to be a ludicrous statement. “He’s your son!”

“Look at all these people he’s hurt,” she said, gesturing around the room. “I couldn’t let anyone else get punished for our failure as parents, especially innocent children. I had no choice.”

“We’re going to need all of you to come down to the station and give us your statements,” one of the police officers spoke up, breaking into the argument.

“I need to take her to the hospital first,” Danny spoke up, wrapping his arm around Michelle.

“We really need to get her statement first,” the younger of the two officers spoke.

Danny frowned as he kissed Michelle’s forehead, “She’s been through so much lately, and now with the pregnancy, I really don’t want to take any chances…”

“I don’t need to go to the hospital,” she argued, pulling away slightly, “I’m fine. Really”

“After everything that’s happened, please, just humor me okay?” he asked, flashing the puppy dog eyes that he knew she couldn’t resist.

“Okay, after we talk to he police,” she compromised, leaning her head against his chest as a smile spread across her face. “I guess it’s the least I can do considering all the back rubs and late night craving runs your going to be dong for me over the next 8 months,” she smiled. “I’ll try not to eat anything too disgusting, but I have to admit I’ve really been craving peanut butter and banana sandwiches the last few days…”

“Bring it on,” he laughed, helping her to stand, “As long as we’re together, I can handle just about anything.”

She hugged him tightly, enjoying the feel of once again being in his arms. She still couldn’t fathom what her life would have been like had she never met him that day in the hallway. “Can you give me a minute?” she asked, looking across the room, “There’s someone I need to talk to.”

He nodded his head, “me too.”

He headed across the room to thank Vanessa for her help while Michelle made her way to Stacey. “Thanks,” she said simply, not even sure where to start a conversation that was long overdue.

“I’m so sorry,” Stacey said, looking her friend in the eye, “not only for helping Bill for so long, but for what I said about Danny. He really is a good man and I can see how much he loves you.”

Michelle looked into her friend’s sad eyes, “I know how much you cared about Bill and what it cost you to do this for us, but I don’t know how to get past what you did. You really hurt me… us and I can’t honestly understand why. Did you really want Bill so badly that you were willing to throw everything else away?”

“I was always so jealous of you,” she admitted, her remorse showing clearly on her face, “You always had everything. Money, brains, tons of guys chasing after you. I guess I wanted to prove that I could get someone who’d always been after you, but he wasn’t worth losing myself or our friendship for. I just wish I had figured it out sooner. I really thought he loved me…”

“I’m sorry,” Michelle said, watching Stacey break down in front of her, “One of these days you are going to find that person and you won’t have to give up anything for them. If they’re really the one, they won’t let you.”

“I’m so happy for you,” she responded, wiping her tears away, “Is there any hope… any way that we could be friends again?”

“I don’t know, give me some time. You did a lot of hurtful things…” her voice trailed off as her hand went to her forehead, “I think…”

“Woah,” Danny said, seeing Michelle start to sway and quickly moving to her side. “We are definitely going right to the hospital.” He lifted her up into his arms and headed toward the door with a concerned Stacey on his heals. “Where are you going?” the officer asked, noticing their attempt at leaving.

“She just about passed out again, I’m taking her to the hospital to get checked out. If you need your statement now, I suggest you try to reach us there.”

“Are you okay?” Ross rushed over, leaving his conversation with the Mr. Lewis to be at his daughter’s side.

“I’m fine,” she argued, “Danny’s just being overprotective.”

“She nearly fainted a few seconds ago and I want to get her and the baby checked out, Is there something wrong with that?” Danny asked, exasperated by her unwillingness to let him take care of her.

“The baby?” Ross asked, confusion setting in. “Are you talking about Michael?”

“No,” Michelle smiled, looking up into Danny’s eyes and smiling, “You’re about to be a grandpa.”

Ross looked at her stomach and back at her face. “You’re going to have a baby?”

She bit her lip and smiled, suddenly feeling like a child. Maybe, somehow in the process of having her own child, she would be able to regain some of what she missed by building a relationship with the father she had always wanted. “We just found out today.”

“I’m so happy for you,” he said as Danny set her carefully on her feet and she accepted her father’s hug.

“I’m so glad that I get to share this with you,” she smiled, a few tears falling from her eyes.

“I wouldn’t miss it,” he whispered, enjoying their newfound closeness. “Let’s get you to the doctor.”

“We still need your statements,” the police officer argued, following behind the men as they led her out the door.

“Like he said,” Ross spoke up, a huge smile lighting his face for the first time in what seemed like years, “We’re going to take care of my first grandchild. You’ll just have to wait.”

“Thank you,” Michelle said as they made their way down the hallway and out to the car.

“It was my pleasure,” he said, opening his car door so that Michelle and Danny could both climb into the back seat. “This is a new beginning, for all of us.”


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