Posts Tagged ‘Ray Santos’

Philip Talks to Danny Before Comes to Spaulding September 5 2001

July 11, 2017

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Thurs., Sept. 6, 2001 – Philip reminds Alan that he thinks it wasn’t the best idea to give Danny Santos a job in security. Alan tells Phillip that if you want to protect something you should hire someone who can think like a thief. Alan tells Phillip he thinks Danny is going straight and he wants to give him a chance. Phillip is surprised but says he will get better acquainted with Danny. At the Bauer House: Ray comes in and sees Danny studying the security logs from the past ten years at Spaulding. Ray tells him that Carmen asks to see a priest and he is going to have to go see her. Danny tells him to be careful and never turn his back to her. Ray leaves and Danny goes back to work. Phillip comes in and sees Danny. Danny asks if he is there to see Rick and Phillip admits that he came to see him.

Phillip: “I love this place so much. It’s the one place in my life that never changes. I can always count on this place and the Bauers.”

Danny: “Ya, they’re great people.”

Phillip: “They are, they really are. Michelle’s like a little sister to me. I don’t see very much of my own.”

Danny: “No, me either. I sent Pilar to Europe when, you know when things started heating up around here. I’m hoping to get to see her soon.”

Phillip: “Is she still with Bill Lewis?”

Danny: “Ya, ya, ya, [with a chuckle] they’re running around and having a good time.”

Phillip: “That’s funny. Bill’s a good kid.”

Danny: “Ya.”

Phillip: “I feel so old every time I look at him now. And Michelle, the two of them. You know what? I can remember I sat in this room and watched the two of them to make a pinkie pact that they would marry each other someday. For a long time we thought it was going to happen.”

Danny: “What a shock I must have been for all of you.”

Phillip: “Hey, Danny she seems to love you very much. and you seem very happy together. That’s all that matters.”

Danny: “Is that why you’re here? To give me a kind of left handed blessing?”

Phillip: “Uhhhh, not about that, but I guess ya sort of. OK look. My father and I have a somewhat unconventional relationship, but in our own odd way we try to look out for each other.”

Danny: “So this is you looking out for your father?”

Phillip: “He very much wants to give you a chance to make this work outside the family business.”

Danny: “But you’re not sure.”

Phillip: “I don’t know, but I’m willing to try. That’s why I’m here. That actually is why I’m here. I am here to welcome you to Spaulding Enterprises.”

Danny: “A personal welcome.”

Phillip: “A very personal welcome because I intend to take a very personal interest in your career. I’d hate to see anything go wrong for any of us.”

He starts out with some small talk about growing up with Rick and Michelle and how he can really tells Danny loves her. Phillip says he and his father have an odd relationship so he came there to welcome Danny to Spaulding because he doesn’t want anything to go wrong for any of them.

My Comments:
This is a short scene to break out on its own, but I wanted it on its own because of the importance of the Phillip-Danny relationship. From Phillip helping Rick set up the kidnapping Michelle to the psych ward, to them locking horns over the plan to get rid of Ben Warren, to their conversation at the 2009 Bauer BBQ and the addition of Manny to the Four Musketeers their relationship raised up at critical plot points. Their relationships as scions of  important families in town. Even when they are in competition Danny is more Phillip’s equal than anyone else in town. I don’t think they played this story as often as they should, but when they did play it, it was utterly perfect as this scene is.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Danny and Food From Little Havana September 4 2001

May 23, 2017

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I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but this is one of my favorite Danny, non-Michelle and Robbie bits. If anyone knows Cuban food please help me out on the menu. I can pick up the arroz y pollo and the flan for dessert, but they mention at least two other dishes that not knowing Cuban food well enough I can’t quite catch.

Maria Danny Ray Tony eat Little Havana

Maria Danny Ray Tony eat Little Havana

FYI Little Havana.

Tues., Sept. 4, 2001 – At the Springfield PD: Gus tries to tell Carmen that he isn’t with the feds anymore but she tells him that she knows he is undercover. He asks her what she wants and she tells him she wants to stay out of prison. She offers him enough info on the Sandovals and Machados to put them all away but Gus tells her that he wants all three families. Carmen tells him with what she has; he will have his career made. Gus insists that he has to have at least Danny along with the others but Carmen won’t budge. She tells him that she can give him Maria, but Tony isn’t into anything and Danny is her son. She tells him that Washington won’t be happy that Gus refuses to take down the other two families just because of his vendetta against the Santos clan. Gus makes a call and acts like he is talking to Washington but in reality he called a pizza place. He ends the call and tells Carmen that Washington won’t deal without Danny as part of the package. At the Bauer House: Danny comes in with takeout of all his favorites from Little Havana. Danny is planning on a feast for one of all his Cuban foods because Meta is out, Rick is at work, and Michelle took Robbie to a “Mommy and Me” class. Rick comes in and Danny is surprised. Rick was supposed to be working a shift at Cedars, but he wasn’t up to it after Beth’s funeral so he came home early. Rick tries to sneak a taste of Danny’s meal, but Danny is protective and tells Rick he isn’t sharing. Rick leaves with a parting shot about how Danny doesn’t owe him anything he just lives in Rick’s house….rent free…..

Danny: “Great, now I HAVE to save him some.”

Danny sits down with his feast. Just as he starts Abuela comes by and asks if she can come in. Danny refuses and asks her to leave. She tells him that Michelle let her in the night before and they helped each other look for him. He won’t talk to her about it and she chastasizes him for worrying Michelle.

Danny: “Oh, NOW you’re worried about Michelle’s feelings? You should have thought about that before you tried to take that hit out on me.”

Maria (waving it away as nothing): “That order was given by Carlos.”

Danny: “Well, you went along with it.”

Maria: “I tried to rectify that mistake when I testified for you.” (Maria had helped throw her testimony to make it look like Danny was telling the truth and the state was lying even though she was testifying as part of a deal for the state.)

Maria takes a bite and Danny tells her not to eat his food. She tells him she is just picking, like they always used to. Tony arrived next and sits down at the table and he too starts picking. Danny can’t believe that they are eating his food. Danny tells them to go place their own order. Ray shows up and smells the food and Danny asks if he intends on picking as well.

Ray: “No, I’m STARVING hand me a plato.”

He gets a plate and helps himself. Maria is pleased at the impromptu family meal but Danny is irritated watching as his food disappears.

Maria: “I was wondering when was the last time we were together like this.”

Danny: “Um, let me see when you tried to kill me.”

Maria (once again waving it away as unimportant): “No, Raymond was not here that time.”

Danny isn’t physically pushing them out, but really can’t believe they are acting like everything is normal like it used to be. Ray, Tony, and Danny verbally spar and Abuela says it’s like having her three sons back. Danny sardonically points out that since they didn’t get out of the business like he’s trying to do they’re all dead. Ray tries to steer the conversation to safer territory by asking Danny about the job search. He tells them about his job at Spaulding and tells them that he is completely legit. Maria doesn’t look thrilled. Danny asks if she isn’t proud of him. Maria tells him she has always been proud of him, even when he wasn’t proud of himself. Rick comes back in and sees everyone eating. He asks Danny if he decided to share after all.

My Comments:

I know I’ve been saying this quite a bit lately, but this is one of my favorite Manny bits. I know just what Danny means sometimes to get to go to your favorite place and get all your favorites without having to share or talk with anyone is just the best. The restaurant he got take out from is called Little Havana and this isn’t the first time they’ve talked about it, but we never see it as a set. I just adore Danny’s interaction with his family here. It just is so family like. I have to say we’re know in one of all time favorite periods of Manny so I’ll keep saying how much I like stuff especially before “Mr. Big” gets here. While I enjoy the normalcy here, I also am glad Danny isn’t 100% having it. I think “Maria” threw up a line there “and that other uncle of yours.” I thought at first she said their names, but on a relisten she says something like your fathers and uncle, but I still think maybe it’s a thrown up line. It isn’t very clear and saying their names would make a lot more sense. I’m sorry that they cut off the end when Rick comes back. I don’t blame Rick for being ticked, but really Danny would have had to physically push them out. I’m sure Rick’s reaction was the tag, but I wish when he came in Danny would have gotten up and said let’s you and me go out to dinner, Ray will lock up or something like that. To show his allegiance with Rick. 

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Mob’s Cardinal by Phyllis

April 21, 2017

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the General A.U. fanfic category.

“Mob’s Cardinal”– Third time’s the charm! I just got sent another website and now this is almost the entire story. Thanks for the help! One night Michelle is supposed to meet some friends at Y2K. Her friends never show and once Danny sees her in the parking lot he is well and truly smitten. They dance and the connection is undeniable to both of them. Danny breaks one of his “rules” and brings Michelle back to his own house and takes her virginity and continues to make love to her all night. Michelle doesn’t realize that SanCorp isn’t the only side to the « Family business ». Michelle gets pregnant from this first time and now she is unsure what to do. Danny has no such problem. Although this version of Danny really loves Michelle, he never fully gets out of the business and never gets over his over possessiveness. He’s going to control things so Michelle and he have the life he wants. Eventually Michelle softens him somewhat, but he’s always controlling. He’s willing to move mountains and manipulate anyone behind the scenes to achieve his ends. He’s planning a wedding in Puerto Rico, but he hasn’t told Michelle about it yet. He fully intends to woo her, but now there is a baby involved he intends to have her safely married first. There will be time to tell her what she’s really getting into after she’s fully committed.  Danny is close (too close) to Carmen, but for some reason calls her Carmen and not Mama. They eventually have 5 children and are together 50 years and the day Danny met Michelle was the day light came to the Santos family according to then Cardinal Ray. There is a ton of fun filled travel adventures and background in Puerto Rico during their early married life (which was used as the stand in for San Cristobel when it really looked like an island on the show, including their amazing house and pool, so is close to Mannyacs’s hearts). In an interesting tip of the hat, a supporting character is Paul Stewart, whose life closely mirrors PAS’s real life, except he meets Manny’s oldest daughter who had an equal age different between Paul and Joie and looks exactly like Michelle. They run off and get married. There is some religion, but less than I thought there would be based on the title. I should also warn you that for some reason “won’t” appears as “want” instead in all versions of the story as originally published. In the chapters I republished on my blog I’ve corrected that error. Followed by the sequel “Fair Winds and Following Seas.”

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/mobs-cardinal-note (Note)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/mobs-cardinal-prologue (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/mobs-cardinal-by-phyllis-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/mobs-cardinal-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/mobs-cardinal-chapter-4 (Chapter 4)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/mobs-cardinal-chapter-5 (Chapter 5)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/mobs-cardinal-chapter-6 (Chapter 6)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/mobs-cardinal-chapter-7 (Chapter 7)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/mobs-cardinal-chapter-8 (Chapter 8)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/mobs-cardinal-chapter-9-2 (Chapter 9)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/mobs-cardinal-chapter-10 (Chapter 10)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/mobs-cardinal-chapter-11 (Chapter 11)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/mobs-cardinal-chapter-12 (Chapter 12)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/mobs-cardinal-chapter-13 (Chapter 13)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/mobs-cardinal-chapter-14 (Chapter 14)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/mobs-cardinal-chapter-15 (Chapter 15)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/mobs-cardinal-chapter-16 (Chapter 16)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/mobs-cardinal-chapter-17 (Chapter 17)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/mobs-cardinal-chapter-18 (Chapter 18)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/mobs-cardinal-chapter-19 (Chapter 19)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/mobs-cardinal-chapter-20 (Chapter 20)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/mobs-cardinal-chapter-21a (Chapter 21A)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/mobs-cardinal-chapter-21b (Chapter 21B)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/mobs-cardinal-by-phyllis-chapter-22 (Chapter 22)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/mobs-cardinal-chapter-23 (Chapter 23)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/mobs-cardinal-chapter-24 (Chapter 24)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/mobs-cardinal-chapter-25-2 (Chapter 25)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/mobs-cardinal-chapter-26-2 (Chapter 26)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/mobs-cardinal-chapter-27-2 (Chapter 27)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/mobs-cardinal-chapter-28-2 (Chapter 28)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/mobs-cardinal-chapter-29-2 (Chapter 29)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/mobs-cardinal-chapter-30 (Chapter 30)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/mobs-cardinal-chapter-31 (Chapter 31)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/mobs-cardinal-chapter-32 (Chapter 32)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/mobs-cardinal-chapter-33 (Chapter 33)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/mobs-cardinal-chapter-34 (Chapter 34)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/mobs-cardinal-chapter-35 (Chapter 35)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/mobs-cardinal-by-phyllis-chapter-36 (Chapter 36)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/mobs-cardinal-by-phyllis-chapter-37 (Chapter 37)

Archived Links Version

http://web.archive.org/web/20050326140720/http://ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/index.html (Overall Page – Most of the chapters are here, I’m only going to fill in the chapters I didn’t have before in the list, but you may want to just go through this page for most of the chapters. If it seems to take a long time to load a page, go to the next chapter, wait for it to load, then back to the main page, and try the chapter you originally wanted, it sped it up for me.)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031107232937/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/prologue.html (Prologue)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031108055211/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_2.html (Chapter 2)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031108055244/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_3.html (Chapter 3)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050329154414/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_4.html (Chapter 4)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050329145248/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_5.html (Chapter 5)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326222719/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_6.html (Chapter 6)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050329145227/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_7.html (Chapter 7)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326222724/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_8.html (Chapter 8 – Scroll down past a large blank area at the top of the page)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/mobs-cardinal-chapter-9 (Chapter 9)
http://mannyacdiscussionboard.yuku.com/topic/3298 (Ch 9, 25-29)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326205237/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_10.html
(Chapter 10 – Scroll down past a large blank area at the top of the page)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050329150321/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_11.html
(Chapter 11)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326215704/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_12.html (Chapter 12)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031107235158/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_13.html (Chapter 13)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123082434/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6250.topic (Chapter 13)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123101927/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6270.topic (Chapter 14)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123083404/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6281.topic (Chapter 15)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123092651/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6292.topic (Chapter 16)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123080109/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6305.topic (Chapter 17)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031107230816/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_18.html (Chapter 18)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326215536/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardina_19.html (Chapter 19)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326223240/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_20.html (Chapter 20)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031108085611/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_21A.html (Chapter 21A)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123080552/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6367.topic (Chapter 21B)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031107235302/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_22.html (Chapter 22)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123075625/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6421.topic (Chapter 23A)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020422151745/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6422.topic (Chapter 23B)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020422154445/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6438.topic (Chapter 24)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/mobs-cardinal-chapter-25 (Chapter 25)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020422140350/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6455.topic (Chapter 26)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/mobs-cardinal-chapter-26 (Chapter 26)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123090354/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6464.topic (Chapter 27)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/mobs-cardinal-chapter-27 (Chapter 27)
http://web.archive.org/web/20010911122155/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6479.topic (Chapter 28)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/mobs-cardinal-chapter-28 (Chapter 28)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326223318/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_29.html (Chapter 29)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/mobs-cardinal-chapter-29 (Chapter 29)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123082346/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6515.topic (Chapter 30)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123093410/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6526.topic (Chapter 31)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123080013/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6540.topic (Chapter 32)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020123092128/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6552.topic (Chapter 33)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050329150601/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_34.html (Chapter 34 –  Scroll down past a large blank area at the top of the page)
http://mannyacdiscussionboard.yuku.com/topic/2339 (Chapter 35)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326210814/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_36.html (Chapter 36 –  Scroll down past a large blank area at the top of the page)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050329150541/ourworld.cs.com/phyllsf270/MobCardinal_37.html
(Chapter 37 –  Scroll down past a large blank area at the top of the page)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Quench Me by Amy

January 30, 2017

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the Nonmob fanfic category. I’m still missing a few chapters, but most of them are here.

Danny in Spaulding Office

“Quench Me” – Michelle accidentally goes into the wrong office at Spaulding, meets Danny and her world is never the same again 😉

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-4 (Chapter 4)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-5 (Chapter 5)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-6 (Chapter 6)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-7 (Chapter 7)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-8 (Chapter 8)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-9 (Chapter 9)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-10 (Chapter 10)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-11 (Chapter 11)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-12 (Chapter 12)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-13 (Chapter 13)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-14 (Chapter 14)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-15 (Chapter 15)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-16 (Chapter 16)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-17 (Chapter 17)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-18-2 (Chapter 18)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-19 (Chapter 19)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-20 (Chapter 20)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-21 (Chapter 21)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-22 (Chapter 22)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-23 (Chapter 23)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-24 (Chapter 24)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-25 (Chapter 25)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-26 (Chapter 26)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-27 (Chapter 27)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-28 (Chapter 28)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-29 (Chapter 29)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-30 (Chapter 30)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-31 (Chapter 31)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-32 (Chapter 32)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-33 (Chapter 33)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-34 (Chapter 34)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-35 (Chapter 35)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-36 (Chapter 36)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-37 (Chapter 37)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-38 (Chapter 38)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-39 (Chapter 39)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-40 (Chapter 40)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/quench-me-by-amy-chapter-41 (Chapter 41)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/quench-me-by-amy-conclusion (Conclusion)

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Christmas with the Santos aka A Year and a Day

December 25, 2016

“Christmas with the Santos” aka “A Year to the Day” – Life continues on in Casa Santos much as it did in the first heady month after the Laurel Falls wedding all the way to Christmas with no Jeva troubles, no Ben vendetta, and no Ben being murdered. A great version of their first real Christmas together, I especially like how they wake up.😉

Republisher’s Note: Another one of my favorite Christmas Manny favorites. This one is set in a world where after Michelle decided to return with Danny to Casa Santos she doesn’t leave, Ben doesn’t come after Danny, and Ben is never murdered nor the target of any plots by Pilar.

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Christmas with the Santos aka A Year and a Day

The alarm buzzed and Michelle stirred from her sleep.

“Danny,” she said sleepily as she buried her head into her pillow.

The loud noise continued. She turned to look at him. He wasn’t moving.

“Danny hit snooze.” The buzzing continued. “Danny!” Nothing. “UGH!” She lifted herself on her elbows. He was oblivious to the horrible noise. Realizing it was up to her to stop it she tried reaching over him to hit the snooze button. Her arms were too short.

At times like these she wondered why the alarm was on his night table when she was the one who always had to turn it off.

Climbing over him she finally was able to tap the button. The alarm stopped. Holding herself up by her elbows she looked down at him. Danny still wasn’t moving.

“Nice! Now I’m awake.” She went to move off of him and felt his arms wrap around her.

“Where are you going?” he asked drowsily.

“You’re awake!”, She exclaimed slapping him on the chest. “Why didn’t you stop the alarm?”

“This is much more interesting,” he mumbled as he pulled her closer and began kissing her neck.

“Oh no you don’t. We might as well get ready. Mass is at 9:00.”

“Can’t you tell I’m ready?” he teased.

“Danny, you promised Ray. We can’t skip today. Get up!” she tried extricating herself from his arms.

He held on tighter. He began to pull down the strap on her nightgown trailing kisses from her neck to her chest. He managed to pull the strap down far enough freeing her breast.

“Ahh! Just what I was looking for,” he sighed.

“Danny, we’re going to miss Ray’s sermon.” She tried moving away. “Noooo,” she moaned as his lips went around her nipple and she felt his teeth begin to pull on it.

“You’re supposed to go to confession before Mass.” Michelle tried to regain her composure and reason with him.

His tongue licked her breast. His hand traced a path up her leg, bunching up her nightgown as he went along. She felt him reach between her thighs. “Forgive me Father for I have sinned…” he breathed.

“Danny!”, she sucked in her breath as he touched her.

She arched her back in response. He laughed. “It seems you’re just as ready as I am…Ummm.”

“Hmmm…” she replied as she shifted positions so she wasn’t laying completely on top of him. “Danny…Mass…”. He began to massage her with his hand.

She sat up and decided to stop fighting him. Pulling her nightgown over her head she threw it down on the floor. It landed on a pile of discarded wrapping paper from the Christmas gifts she had been wrapping the night before.

Reaching down she held him and began to move her hand up and down. “Hail Mary…”, his breathing was heavier.

“Merry Christmas Babe,” she said as her lips claimed his.

When it was over Michelle looked at the clock. It was 8:25. She was laying on his chest, much in the same position she had been in while trying to hit the snooze button. Neither of them moved. He was still inside her.
“You’re going to have to explain to Ray why we were late for his first Christmas Mass,” she said quietly. She felt sleepy again.

Laughing he said, “Okay, I’ll see him afterwards and tell him everything during confession.” He kissed her forehead.

“You wouldn’t dare!” She lifted herself off of him suddenly.

“OHH! Hey! Don’t move that quickly…”, he groaned.

“Serves you right!”, she laughed.

Eventually, Carmen’s knock on their door had gotten them out of bed. They had rushed to get ready for Church. Ray had winked when he’d seen them enter the side door of the church 15 minutes late.

Afterwards there was a lunch at the house. They had sat around the table eating and remembering Christmases past. It was fun for Michelle to hear about Danny as a little boy on Christmas morning. Even Carmen seemed to be in the spirit.

Towards the late afternoon they all sat around the family room. There was a glow from the fireplace and the room was cozy. The Christmas lights danced on the tree.

Michelle was curled up on one of the sofas with a blanket. Danny was playing at the Pinball machine with Bill.

Ding…Ding…Ding! TILT!

“Santos, you win again,” Bill said.

“Don’t I always win?”

“Ha Ha Ha!”

Danny walked towards Michelle. Her eyes were closed and she looked very comfortable. He smiled looking down at her.

Kneeling down beside her he said in a whisper. “Hey.”

She opened one eye and smiled at him, “Hey yourself!” She lifted the blanket and invited him to join her.

“You feel so good,” he said as he snuggled close to her.

“Oh no, don’t start that again!”

“Now there’s an idea…” He ran his hand up underneath her shirt to hold her breast.

“Danny…” She said in a sing song voice.

“Shhh!” he said into her mouth as he kissed her. He began rolling her nipple between his thumb and forefinger.

“Honey Stop!” He kissed her neck and began to suck. The heat of his breath made her squirm with pleasure. “Dannnny…” Her eyes closed as she gave in to the feeling.

“Ohhh!” she sighed. Remembering where they were she opened her eyes. Giggling nervously she peeked over his shoulder to see if anyone was paying attention to them.

Carmen and Ben were sitting by the fire drinking brandy, Pilar and Bill were over by the card table playing War, but Abuela was looking straight at them, as Ray, gesticulating with his hands, talked to her!

“Oh my God!”, she whispered desperately.

“I know!”, he groaned into her neck and rubbed himself against her.

“Danny, your Grandmother is watching us!”, She muttered through her teeth as she smiled at Abuela.

He stopped what he was doing and lifted his head slowly. He turned to look at his Grandmother and smiled.

She smiled back.

Abuela was thinking. “Ah Jose! I feel so young on nights like this. I see us dancing. I’m wearing red and you are in your tuxedo. We glide over the floor. The orchestra is wonderful, the music is so happy. Christmas!”

Danny turned back to Michelle, who looked extremely embarrassed.

“Don’t worry, she doesn’t know what’s going on.”, he said trying to convince himself as well as her.

“Really? It looks to me like she knows EXACTLY what is going on. Look at her. She’s smiling at us! I’m going to die. I have to get out of here. Let me up!” she whispered. Desperate to get out from under Abuela’s watchful eyes she started to sit up.

“Wait! You can’t get up.” He stopped her and pushed her back down.

“Why? Let me up!”, she whispered.

He looked into her eyes and as serious as he could be said, “They’ll see your hickie.”

“Hick-…You gave me a hickie?”, her hand flew to her neck and a look of panic came over her face.

He couldn’t help himself, he started laughing so hard that tears began to fall from his eyes.

Everyone in the room stopped what they were doing to look at them.

Michelle wanted to die.

Ben lifted his glass to Carmen and said, “Ahh! Young love.”

To which Carmen replied, “Hmmph!”

Pilar asked Bill, “What’s so funny?”

Bill looking at the scene mumbled, “At least someone’s having fun.” , as he threw his next three cards on the table. Pilar was perplexed by the whole thing.

“What’s so funny?”, she asked again.

Carmen, from the other side of the room, said in a serious voice, “Pilar! Go turn on the Christmas lights outside.”

Ray watched Danny and Michelle and felt a twinge of jealousy. “Confession first thing in the morning…”, he thought. He decided to ignore the laughter and continue the discussion with his Grandmother, “Abuela, the Church has not changed so much…”

The laughter woke Abuela from her daydream. “Oh dear, what is Ray talking about? These daydreams always get me into trouble. Carmen already thinks I have Alzheimer’s…” Recovering she said, “I’m sorry Ray, what were you saying?” Danny continued to laugh. “What are they doing? Why is Danny laughing?”

Ray thought, “They’re doing what I’ve been dreaming about for some time…That’ll go over well with Abuela! Stop it Santos!”

“It’s nothing Abuela. As I was saying, the Church…”

Michelle tried hiding her embarrassment by looking amused as she sat up. She pulled her hair over her shoulders to cover the love bite. She began climbing over Danny to get off the sofa. Danny pulled her back down despite her protests and kissed her.

“Danny!” “Oh God, will this nightmare ever end?” she thought.

“Look up,” he said.

“What?” she asked as her gaze traveled to the ceiling.

Hanging right over them was the mistletoe. “See? It’s okay we were only doing what your supposed to…”, he hugged her to him.

Michelle slapped away his arms, “You enjoy torturing me. Don’t you?”

“Come on.” He got up and pulled on her arms. As she stood up against him, he whispered, “Let me torture you some more…”

She laughed and followed him out of the room. Danny stopped at the door and leaning on the door frame said through his laughter, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Carmen almost choked on her drink. “My God what has happened to my son?” she asked Ben.

Ben laughed and took another sip from his drink.

Bill shook his head and said, “Deal the cards, Pilar!”

Pilar laughed at her brother’s silliness. Realizing Bill wasn’t laughing she asked, “Why are you mad? Is it because I’m winning?”

Ray hoped his Grandmother wouldn’t ask him where Danny and Michelle were going.

Abuela Santos watched them and smiled. Ray’s voice faded into the background as she began to daydream again, “It’s such a merry Christmas! Ay Jose! If you were here…”

THE END

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Church Wedding Family Portrait 1999

December 15, 2016

Currently I’m working on recreating The Rustle of the Sheets website is to republish in a more accessible form since it’s only available via Internet Archive. While I was copying things I went through their photo section. The photo quality isn’t always the best, but I found a handful of photos I haven’t seen before or at least not recently. This is the one that really stopped me dead. I’ve long repined that they didn’t release the photos the photographer took that day of the Church wedding of the family groups, etc. which they didn’t and sadly never do even though I think that would be the obvious thing to do automatically publicity wise.

BUT it looks like the formal photo shoot that included both Manny photos and Manny plus Carmen also did a full family photo also including the first Abuela and the first Ray. It’s not the best quality, but I’m sharing it below. Isn’t it a lovely photo.

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If anybody has a better copy of this or comes across a better copy please share!

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Much Ado About Danny and Michelle By Melissa

November 7, 2016

Republisher’s Note: This is a humor piece that I’m republishing from Rustle of the Sheets. Online fans gave Jesse the name The Walking Vegetable – which is both mean and you kind of see what they mean. Manny fans are known as Mannyacs and I’m sure you recognize the references to the I Am A Man speech.

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Disclaimers : Guiding Light and the characters of Danny and Michelle belong to CBS, Proctor and Gamble, Paul Rauch and of course, Paul Anthony Stewart and Joie Lenz — who breathe incredible life into them.

Rating : PG for Bard-Speak.

~ ~ ~Much Ado About Danny and Michelle
(with profuse apologies to that Shakespeare guy)

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Dramatis Personae:

Daniel (Danny) Santos
Michelle Bauer (Santos)
Carmen Santos
TWV (The Walking Vegetable)
Manny-acs

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Scene 1: Manny reunion in private.

Michelle: Sweet and dangerous Danny, wouldst thou take this ring back as a token of our marriage, real this time?

Danny: Yea, my love. And, I pray thee now, tell me for which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?

Michelle: For them all together; thine expressive eyes and seductive voice, thy arousing ‘I am a MAN!’ speeches, thy intellect and thy dark, dangerous streak; all awakening me and my repressed passions. But for which of my good parts did you first suffer love for me?

Danny: ‘Suffer love!’ a good epithet! I do suffer love indeed. I have long been without thee, and in much need of consummation. But I do love thee against my will, as I have to defy my family’s vendetta against thee.

Michelle: In spite of your heart, your memories of Mick and the FBI bust at the docks, me thinks. Alas poor heart! If you spite it for my sake, I will spite it for yours; for love, I should not, that which my Aunt Meta thinks is a Mafia Prince.

Danny: Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.

~~~Scene 2: Some time later, at the church, when they are about to exchange vows …

Danny: Do not you love me?

Michelle: Why, no. No more than reason.

Danny: Why, then the Manny-ac Board and their gazillion posts, TPTB and the plot have been deceived and thus tricked me; they swore you did.

Michelle: Do not you love me?

Danny: Troth, no. No more than reason.

Michelle: Why, then the Manny sites and your grandmother are much deceived; for they did swear you did.

Danny: They swore that you have been dreaming blazing hot, lustful dreams about me.

Michelle: They swore that you would send Morticia to the FBI for me!

Danny: ‘Tis no matter. Then you do not love me, though I am a MAN! and not a walking vegetable?

Michelle: No, truly, but in pity and sorrowful recompense.

(Carmen and TWV see their chance of reclaiming what they think is theirs and run to the couple to separate them, but little do they know … )

Carmen: Come, my son. You once rid yourself of this girl and you can do it again, I beseech thee. And I’ll gladly dig the hole to make the separation permanent.

TWV: Uhh … What are my lines again? Oh yeah — Michelle, you love me, and can never love him the way you love me. So come, and run away with me.

(Meanwhile, the Manny-acs, with umpteen tapes of Manny scenes and websites with pictures, essays and fanfic, come to the real rescue.)

Manny-acs: Come, come Michelle. We know you love and desire the MAN! We certainly do! And we’ll be sworn upon’t that he loves you. For here are printed copies of our posts, tapes of your steamy scenes together, links to sites dedicated to your relationship, and a stolen plot from TPTB that says you HAVE to be together.

Danny: A miracle! Here’s our own lips, fans and writers telling against our protestations. Come, I will have thee; but by this light, I take thee, not just to see my mother squirm, but because I am a MAN in need of my wife under the rustle of the sheets with me.

Michelle: I should deny you, for your life spun out of control because of me. But by this good day and just to be rid of this walking imbecile of a vegetable, I yield upon great persuasion, for I, too, need a MAN to pluck and ripen me.

Danny: Peace! I will stop your mouth.

(He kisses her, and there is great hurrah-ing among the Manny-acs. Enter Ray, the priest)

Ray: How dost thou, Danny, the married man. How now of thy Romeo days?

Danny: Hey man, that’s the wrong play! But glad am I to see you here at this joyful reunion of mine with Michelle.

Danny: (to the whole group who’ve gathered round and are cheering) Come, come we are friends. Let’s have a dance and merriment, that we may lighten our hearts while we wait for the complex and hopefully brilliantly-written excitements that TPTB throw our way.

The End

Counter Encounter Aug 1 2001

July 19, 2016

Wed., Aug. 1, 2001 – At the Bauer House: Danny, Michelle, Rick, Robbie and  Ross, Blake, Holly, Frank, Harley, Buzz are celebrating Ross outing Guss’ true identity in court. Ross gives Blake credit for the discovery and they shout out back to the PI agency that Frank, Blake, and David Grant used to run. They have to explain it to Catalina. (This was after Frank ran a garage and before he became a cop.) While it’s a good development, Ross reminds them that just because they showed Aitoro’s true colors doesn’t mean they are out of the woods. Harley is sitting by herself in a much more pensive mood. Danny goes to Harley to thank her and tells her that he realizes that it had to be tough to turn on her boss like that. Harley just feels bad she hadn’t fact checked. Michelle agrees and hopes Harley won’t get into trouble for it. Harley tells them that she is going on maternity leave in a few days anyway, so it doesn’t matter. Rick: “Danny the fact that your dad killed his father did NOT give him the right to falsify evidence against you.” Buzz: “He’s a persistent little sucker isn’t he?” Rick: “Persistent little blood sucker.” Tony starts mouthing off about the system, but Ray interrupts him to make a toast to Danny and Michelle. Ray: I propose a toast to Danny and Michelle. May you finally live happily ever after. Danny: “Let’s hope so, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed…” Ray doesn’t understand how Danny could still be convicted since the body was a fake. Ross tells them that even though there is no body he could still be convicted of murder. Ross says that even if they get a mistrial, they could bring charges again later. They could also just throw out the body testimony and send it to the jury with instructions to only use the rest of the evidence. Danny could also be acquitted. Tony thinks all cops are crooked but everyone reminds him that if it weren’t for a cop, Harley, they wouldn’t have the evidence they do now. Rick toasts to Harley. Tony asks Danny if he will return to work at Infierno after he is acquitted. Danny tells him that he isn’t sure; the hours aren’t the best for his family. Ray reminds Tony that it is still Danny’s club. Danny asks if Tony is keeping his nose clean. Tony gets angry and spits back at Danny that he needs to let him run the club on his own terms. He leaves. Catalina asks if Tony is okay. Michelle tells her that says Tony just misinterpreted something Danny said but Michelle can’t believe Tony would get back into the business again. Michelle asks Danny if he wants to go out and make a wish on a star. Danny doesn’t want to tempt fate but Michelle thinks they will be okay and she wants to fill every moment with joy, referring back to their most recent wedding vows. They kiss enthusiastically. Danny cleans up from the party. Michelle went upstairs and comes down in a robe. [This is either the same robe or supposed to be the same one that Joy’s Michelle wore.]

Danny: “Hey, what’s going on?”

Michelle: “I thought you might come with me.”

Danny: “This is uh, (Danny looks her up and down and likes what he sees) is this about that joy thing?”

Michelle: “Ya, it’s about that joy thing.

She kisses him and he lays her back on the countertop. (Counter Encounter)
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My Comments: I really got sick of the Coopers completely taking over the Bauer house, but I’ve got to admit Buzz is pretty fun here. They do a nice job walking Ross through the possibilities. Tony can be kind of rude, even this wonderful version. I applaud the nice shout-outs today. The first one is historic call back to the Frank-Blake-David detective agency for which I will excuse Catalina being there so they have someone to explain it to. Also, they do such a nice job of tying this into wedding number four, about finding joy.  I’m also glad they’re also allowing a little contact between Holly and Michelle since they were so close between when Maureen died and Holly flipped out over Fletcher stealing Meg, but they don’t really address this until Ed comes back. How can you not love the Counter Encounter and before they start kissing notice Michelle’s robe which is a very close replica to the one she war during the angry pool swim. 

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Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm Chapter 4

July 8, 2016

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  In the last chapter, I hope you had a great time at Bauer BBQ 2014 and enjoyed seeing everyone. It took me WAY past the end of July to finish this fanfic which just tells you it’s time to get started on yours for next year NOW! Tell me what YOU think Bauer BBQ 2017 will be like and share. I also should mention I have a thing about people not doing the bridal march properly. If anything looks ungainly it’s just stomping down the aisle like you were walking anywhere else, so I spell out the proper steps.

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm Chapter 4

The crowd slowly shifted from the Bauer patio through the hedge to the Spaulding backyard. Rick led the way over the flat part of the lawn. It had rented white folding chairs set up in two groups with a white carpet runner up the middle between the two groups. The chairs were all faced in one direction facing the white wood trellis covered with red roses. A small string ensemble softly began playing background music. The guests gradually settled down and even the whispers trailed off as the music picked up in volume and intensity. A side door opened in the Spaulding Mansion and a group of men emerged. Most of them were wearing tuxedos. Ray lead the group wearing his clerical robes. Behind him came Frank Cooper, Phillip Spaulding, Rick Bauer, and Robbie Santos. They filed past slowly taking their places in a line in front of the arbor. Again the music hit a chord and the French doors opened again and this time Danny Santos came walking out to take his place beside his son and best man, Robbie. He just couldn’t quit smiling. He grinned back down at his son who was bursting with pride at his special role as best man. Danny resisted rumpling his hair because Robbie was trying so hard to act grown up. He looked up over Robbie’s head at his friends. Rick who he now considered his brother and he was happy to say the affection and connection was now returned. Beyond him was Phillip Spaulding. There had always been a sort of respect and connection between the two men and Phillip and Danny’s relationship had grown over the years. After they had returned to town and Danny accepted the job at Spaulding Enterprises they had grown quite close. He and Michelle had been included in the Four Musketeers social sphere since their return and while he once never would have believed it, he felt part of that group. The last one of his groomsmen was Frank Cooper, who had long been one of his best friends, Danny did turn away and suddenly grimaced at the thought of how lost he’d gotten during Michelle’s amnesia. How could he have betrayed his good friend like that? Reaching out to Frank’s daughter in his desperate search for normalcy, he wouldn’t have blamed Frank if he’d never forgiven him and he thanked God that he had.

Danny was distracted by the flash of color when Michelle’s cousin Bridget moved from her position at the table with the reception book to her seat beside her husband, Dylan Lewis. Danny’s eyes locked on the far side of white carpet runner. He heard his daughter giggling behind the hedge. The string quartet struck up playing “Too Busy Being in Love” and Chelsea Reardon, Michelle’s aunt, began to sing.

♪♫♪ If I had taken the time
To write down a few lines
Every time that you crossed this heart of mine
Put them all in a book
How much time would that have took?
But words and years have a way of slipping by

Oh no, too bad
There goes the chance that I had ♪♫

I could have written a play so sweet and so funny
Given old Mr. Shakespeare, a run for his money
Written the words to the prettiest tune
That would never leave a dry eye in the room
My only excuse for not doing enough
Well, I was too busy, being in love
Yes, I was too busy, being in love

♫♪♫ Brand new phrases appear
Every time you are near
All these words you inspire after all these years
But I never reached for a pen
Break the mood that I’m in
Before I knew it, the words were gone again

Oh no, too bad
There goes the chance that I had ♪♫

I could have written a play so sweet and so funny
Given old Mr. Shakespeare a run for his money
Written the words to the prettiest tune
That would never leave a dry eye in the room
My only excuse for not doing enough
Well, I was too busy, being in love
Yes, I was too busy, being in love

♫♪♫ I could have written the poem to make young lovers crazy
I could have written a movie for Hepburn and Tracey
The most beautiful song and it starts with your name
Written my way into fortune and fame
But I have no regrets for not doing it now
Well, I was too busy, being in love
Yes, I was too busy, being in love ♫♪♫

As the words to the song ended and began again the second time through as an instrumental, Hope appeared and took her time centering herself on the white carpet. She paused and giggled again, Danny wasn’t sure if it was because she was so happy or because his little drama queen wanted to make sure that all attention on her before she started down the aisle. She took a breath, grinned, and started down the aisle taking loooong steps in the proper bridal march; right step, together, left step, together, right step….. As she went she sprinkled pink rose petals along the aisle in her fluffy, light pink dress. She arrived at the end of the aisle and stepped over to the far side next to the groomsmen.

Next down the aisle, dressed in a matching dress only in a dusky rose, came Beth. Step right, together, left step, together, right step… Beth also carried a short, dark haired beauty, the latest pride of their love, Danielle. Danielle was the other flower girl, but had proven very definitely at the rehearsal that she couldn’t be trusted walking down the aisle either alone or with her big sister. Beth was about halfway down the aisle when the next lady in pink appeared around the hedge, it was Drew, Michelle’s maid of honor from their church wedding at Casa Santos. They hadn’t really been close before that, but they had grown close over the next few years and had kept in touch even after she moved to New York and they had moved to California. Drew was beaming and had a calm, contentment she had never shown before having finally made peace with her marriage, the lies and hurts of her childhood, and made her faith a strong tenant in her life. Beth had reached the altar and moved to her place at the far end. When Drew hit the middle point of the aisle, the final bridesmaid, Michelle’s step-sister Blake took her turn to walk down the aisle. When Blake hit the assigned point, Mindy, Michelle’s sister-in-law and matron of honor, started down the aisle in her matching dress. Mindy followed down the aisle and moved into her matron of honor position and put Dani down and held her hand. Dani showed that she could be just as much a center of attention as her big sister as she wore her matching light pink dress. She smiled at the audience did her best expression that she always used on her daddy when she wanted him to give her something and then she stuck her hand down and grabbed the hem of her skirt and yanked it up revealing her special lace lollies as the audience broke into general laughter. Accepting she’d had her due, Dani dropped her hand and fastened her eyes on where she remembered her mommy reappearing last night at the rehearsal.

The music changed and began the bridal march and just like that Michelle stepped onto the end of the white runner. The fluffy white dress focused on its sweetheart neckline and made a shawl collar and a flowing skirt that ended mid-calf. A narrow pink sash of pink encircled Michelle’s waist and tied behind. Around her neck was a gold chain, three charms hung from it, a locket with Maureen’s photo inside, a third grade spelling bee winning charm, and a charm shaped like the house they had finally built at Laurel Falls. Michelle’s hair had been twisted into an updo and was covered by a Mantea. It was the one from their Church wedding and while their feelings of that event were twisted by his family’s involvement, the service had still meant a lot to both of them. After all, it was that ceremony that kept that bound to each other through all eternity in the eyes of the Church. During the annulment separation, it had been the one piece of clothing of Michelle’s that Danny had kept. They felt it was an important tie to a part of their past.

It had been hard on Danny and Michelle both to spend the night before the wedding apart, they had always hated to spend a night apart, even before their fake marriage had turned real. It was worse than ever now when they were used to cuddling and ….. more…. every night in their California king size bed. Their eyes met across the garden and then Michelle’s face broke like the sun in their secret smile. Bill Lewis stepped up beside her and she came down the aisle on his arm.

Michelle and Danny were so focused on each other that everyone else faded into the background. Danny took Michelle by the hand and they kneeled beside each other facing Ray in his role as their priest. They vaguely heard Ray say, “Who gives this woman in marriage?” and Bill answer, “On behalf of her parents and myself, I do.” They both missed it, but Bill winked at them as he said the myself part.

Ray started. “We are here today to celebrate the renewed marriage of Daniel Santos and Berta Michelle Bauer Santos.” He bestowed on the crowd a welcoming smile. “Michelle and Danny have had a little trouble getting this right.” Another smile, met with a chuckle from the audience. “This is the seventh time they have come together before God and dedicated their lives, their hearts, and their sacred honor to each other. While they separated on several occasions, they have always honored their vows. During their original pre-cana, Danny and Michelle discovered just how closely their desires were for the same type of marriage, the same type of life and while they faced many challenges they have created that life for themselves and their children.”

As one Michelle and Danny turned to look at their children in turn, to Robbie who was standing beside his father as his best man, to Hope and then Dani who were serving as flower girls. Their children beamed back at them.

“Danny and Michelle have written their own vows.”

Michelle handed Mindy her bouquet. They stood and faced each other.

Danny cleared his throat. “Michelle, I know we took the scenic route to get where we are.” More laughter from the audience and he waited until it ebbed before he continued, “We both had a lot to learn to get this far. This is OUR life, OUR family, and we need to be willing to fight for it to be what we want. I mean you look innocent and beautiful and soft and pink, but underneath you’re like steel. I always knew you had that in you. It’s one of the reasons I fell in love with you. You never really gave up on me deep down and so you never really let me give up on myself, not quite all the way and we made it, baby. I look around now and I can’t believe what we’ve built together. I knew I was lying to you that day by the park bench when I told you I could never be happy in your life, but I had no idea just how wonderful it could be. Thank you, my beautiful wife for all eternity.”

Michelle replied, “Danny, a few years ago, I was talking to Marah and when I got home I wrote what I said down and kept it because it was so right. I’ve taken it out to read while times were difficult and I want to share it with you now.” Michelle unfolded and smoothed the faded and crinkled piece of paper. She looked up at Danny as her hand slightly shook. She smiled, “Remember I dropped my vows on our first wedding day. I’ll try to do better today…..Looking back I wouldn’t do a thing differently because you are worth it. It’s like we’re on some kind of a journey. Sometimes you lose direction, sometimes it’s me, but we’re supposed to be traveling together. I know that in my bones, sometimes it’s the only thing I do know, but I am sure, so wherever we end up together I know that’s where I want to be. Thank you, my handsome husband for all eternity.”

They stood and Michelle turned to the audience, letting go of one of Danny’s hands and turning him with her. “And I want to also thank all of you for being part of our special day. This is the third time we’ve recited vows on July 4th. Ray has been there for all three times.” She paused turning to smile back at him before continuing. “The first time we said our vows on this day we skipped the Bauer BBQ to do it, but the other two times we’ve been here and that’s better. The Bauer BBQ is very special for our family. The tradition of marking Independence Day as an important occasion dates back to my Great-Grandfather Papa Bauer. He and Mama Bauer were immigrants and truly appreciated the gift that was the United States. The party got a little bigger under my Grandma Bert whose apple pie recipe I always make for this day. Finally my parents, Ed and Maureen turned it into the celebration it is today. A celebration of family, friends, and the Springfield community. A place where everyone is welcome, old connections are refreshed, and where we celebrate the spirit of this country. A lot of you who knew me then questioned my choice when I wed Danny the first time, but you were wrong. It scared me so much I was afraid to admit, but the first time I looked into Danny’s eyes I saw my soul, his soul, as one and that’s what I still see. I also see so much love and that’s a love we share with all of you. I recently read a quote that made me think about Grandma Bert’s apple pies. Love is not a single pie (p-i-e), hand out your 8 slices and you’re done. Love is pi (p-i), irrational and never ending. Thank you for being here to day to help celebrate our irrational, never ending love.” Michelle turned back to Danny, re-clasped his hand and they shared their secret smile.

Danny whispered, “That’s perfect, you’re perfect.”

Ray cleared his throat bringing attention back to him and said, “The ceremony of marriage in which you come to be united is one of the first and oldest ceremonies in the entire world, celebrated in the beginning in the presence of God himself. Marriage is a gift in that we give ourselves totally to one another. I believe that marriage is a gift given to comfort the sorrows of life and to magnify life’s joys.”

“Marriage is the clasping of hands, the blending of two hearts, the union of two lives into one, and your marriage must stand, not by the authority of the State, nor by the seal on your wedding certificate, but by the strength and power of the faith and love you have in one another.”

“Repeat after me.”

Danny grinned, “I think we’ve got this.” He grinned at Michelle. She had handed her bouquet to Mindy and then clasped both of Danny’s hands.

Danny looked deeply into her eyes and vowed,”I, Danny, take you Michelle, to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”

Ray added, “Danny, do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife? Forsaking all others, be faithful only to her so long as you both shall live?”

Danny had never looked happier when he said, “I do.”

Looking just as serious, Michelle vowed in turn. “I, Michelle, take you Danny, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”

Ray responded, “Michelle, do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband? Forsaking all others, be faithful only to him so long as you both shall live?”

Michelle replied, “I do.”

Ray continued, “Having this kind of love in your hearts for one another, you have chosen to exchange rings as the sign and seal of the promises you are making to one another today. Rings are very large in their significance. They are made of a precious metal and precious stone, and that reminds us that love is not cheap or common; but indeed love is very costly and dear to us. These rings are also made in a circle and their design tells us that we must keep love continuous throughout our whole lives even as the circle of the ring is continuous. As you wear these rings, whether you are together or apart for even just a moment, may these rings be a constant reminder of the promises you are making to one another this day.”

“Danny, will you please take this ring and place it upon the finger of Michelle’s left hand, and holding her hand in yours, please repeat this promise to her saying after me: With this ring, I seal my promise, to be your faithful and loving husband, as God is my witness.”

Danny repeated, “With this ring, I seal my promise, to be your faithful and loving husband, as God is my witness.”

Ray looked at Michelle, “Michelle, will you please take this ring and place it upon the finger of Danny’s left hand, and holding his hand in yours please repeat this promise to him saying after me: With this ring, I seal my promise, to be your faithful and loving wife, as God is my witness.”

Michelle repeated, “With this ring, I seal my promise, to be your faithful and loving wife, as God is my witness.”

“Michelle and Danny, you have come here today before us and before God and have expressed your desire to become husband and wife. You have shown your love and affection by joining hands, and have made promises of faith and devotion, each to the other, and have sealed these promises by the giving and the receiving of the rings. Therefore, it is my privilege as a minister and by the authority given to me by the State of Illinois, I now pronounce that you are husband and wife. Danny, you may kiss your the bride.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to introduce to you once again Senor and Senora Santos.”

Michelle let out a little shriek as Danny suddenly swept her off her feet, with one arm under her knees and the other around her waist. He spun around to face the audience and as Michelle’s arms automatically came around Danny’s neck and he kissed her soundly.

Author’s Note: I said at the beginning that I was withholding my initial author’s note and now you can see why. Danny and Michelle were getting ready to renew their vows at the Bauer BBQ 2014. Danny spent the night at the Bauer House to honor the tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding. Michelle I’m sure noted that got him out of working at the BBQ and Danny responded it meant he had to make sure everything for the wedding was ready. The special thing Robbie carried in first was his tuxedo. Michelle went in from the BBQ to get ready for the wedding. Michelle and Danny are FINALLY living in their Laurel Falls House because we’ve all agreed not to mention or think about Tattoo Tony ever, ever again so it isn’t strange for them. The kids are going to spend the night at the Bauer House to watch the fireworks with Rick and Mindy, so Danny and Michelle can head out to the Springfield Inn to make some fireworks of their own. And I think then they will finally go to Majorca, but they’ll take the kids.

I put in dialogue from several key Manny scenes and referenced several others. I hope you enjoy it.

That’s what I think happened at Bauer BBQ 2014. If you want to imagine what will happen during Bauer BBQ 2017. Start writing now.

Sources:

Pie Quote off Facebook

Wedding Vows:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160102013353/http://www.laketahoeweddings.net/ministers/wedding-ceremony

Words to “Too Busy Being In Love”, Note: I think these are listened to lyrics and I differ in a couple of points with them. I edited in a couple of places, but let a couple I weren’t sure were right.
Doug Stone – Too Busy Being In Love Lyrics | MetroLyrics (with corrections)

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Come With Me by Mel Chapter 17

April 1, 2016

Republisher’s Note: We’re still in the 1920s. Quick cheese it! It’s the cops!

Come With Me by Mel Chapter 17

What am I going to do? What can I say? Frank is looking at me, wanting to know. Maybe he doesn’t know. Maybe…

“Michelle, Tell me where were you last night!”

“I told you Frank, I was with Drew. We had dinner and girl talk.”

I look at David Grant. He still there holding my…

“Michelle, are you telling me the truth?”

I am getting sick of Frank, oh how I wish I can close my eyes and count to three and this to be a bad dream. Maybe it is, okay Michelle close your eyes and Frank will go away.

“Michelle, are you all right?” Frank asks wondering why Michelle closed her eyes.

Damn, he’s still here. “Yeah Frank. Yes, I am telling the truth.”

Frank puts the coffee cup down, and “Then why is it we found this coat at a speakeasy last night.” David hands him the white coat.

“I don’t know why Frank, I don’t go to those places.” Michelle regains her composure.

“You do know this is your coat?”

I am so getting tired of these questions. “Yes, but it was a gift.”

“A gift?”

“Yes, Drew gave it to me.” Michelle sat back, and watches Frank.

“Drew gave this to you?”

Isn’t that what I just said?, “Yes.”

“We also have Drew’s fur coat as well, do you have any idea how that happened?”

“I have not a clue, Frank.”

Frank looks at Michelle, “You’re lying.”

“Frank, would I lie to you?” Michelle gives Frank an innocent smile.

David stood and watched Michelle. Michelle’s eyes are wide and doe like with a smile that lights up the room. How could he resist a face like that?

A face of an angel that is what Michelle was an Angel, David thought.

Frank started rubbing his head, “Would you explain why we found a picture of you and your mother in the pocket of the coat.”

Michelle forgot about the picture she always carried with her. It was picture of her sitting in her mother lap. Maureen smiling and Michelle looking up at her smiling. She never went anywhere without that picture.

In the all that has happen within twenty-four hours, she must have forgotten.

“Do you still have it, Frank?” Frank could see the worried expression on her face.

“Yes, I do. But first how did your coat and Drew’s end up at the speakeasy?”

Jerk. Think Michelle, what can you say. Lie, I have to lie. “Okay, I let a friend of Drew’s borrow the coat. So did Drew, her friends’ borrowed the coats.”

“Do you know their names?”

“No, they weren’t my friends. I didn’t know them.”

“You didn’t know them and you let them wear your coat?”

“Yes, Drew gave me the coat. They were Drew’s friends I couldn’t say no.”

Frank looked satisfied with the answer.

“Well, thanks for answering the questions.” Frank reached into his coat pocket and pulled out the picture of Michelle and her mother.

“I’ll show myself out.”

“Umm… you could leave Drew’s coat here. I will see her later.”

“No, that is all right. We will take it to her.” Frank nodded and turn to leave. Michelle clutched the picture against her chest.

“It was nice meeting you, David.”

“Miss,” David followed Frank out the door.

Frank was sitting in the passenger side of the police car, while David got behind the wheel.

“So what you think, Frank?”

Frank looked at the Bauer house, “I think there is more than she is telling us. Come on, let go see why Miss Jacobs let her ‘friends’ borrow her fur coat and purse.”

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Ray watches a play of emotions on Drew face. He saw surprise, shock, then anger. He anticipated her welcome and prevented it when Drew attempted to slap him with the receiver. He watched her open her mouth to speak but he silenced her with his lips. He wanted to kiss her from the first glance.

She fought at first but as Ray pressed the kiss further she sensed herself surrender. She dropped the receiver, and put her hand around his waist pulling him closer. He pressed her against the desk, bending her slightly back as he pressed to get closer. The kiss grew more urgent; Ray began to feel her neck.

Drew was losing herself, her mind was telling her to fight, but her body wasn’t reacting. At that moment she didn’t care who he was or what he does, all she knew was that no one had ever made her surrender. Drew could feel his back, the muscles under her fingertips. She felt the top desk against her back, and his weight against her. Upon instinct Drew wrapped one leg behind his back pressing him closer she felt Ray moan against her lips. Drew gave a silent thanks to Chanel for the pantsuit she was wearing. Ray was kissing her mindless, she had no thoughts, every thought were fleeting her mind.

“Ahem…” Drew opened her eyes, at the interruption. She was shocked and angry at herself. She pushed Ray off her. “Get off!”

Drew started to straighten herself out. She didn’t want to look at Ray, she was afraid that if she looked at him he would see the effect he had on her. She still could feel his eyes on her.

Ray was looking at her while she straightens her clothes; he wanted to continue what they started. He only meant to talk to her, show her there was nothing to be scared of. But just seeing her, he lost control. He wanted her like no other. He willed his body to cool down but looking at her set his senses on fire. He was still looking at her until Danny spoke.

“Umm… sorry to interrupt.” Danny couldn’t hide the smile on his face. “But I need to know if Michelle is here?”

Drew head snapped up, “No, she is not here. I want both of you to leave.”

“I am not leaving until you tell me where she is,” Danny was looking at Drew with such intensity, that her gaze wavered.

“I will not tell you where she is, and tell you the truth she doesn’t want to see you. Ever!” She picked up the receiver and placed it back on the phone. Her back was to them; she could feel her heart beating fast. Ray was still close to her, “Drew, why you tell him where she is…”

That was it, Drew turned and attacked Ray. Ray grabbed her wrists, holding them to her sides. Drew was glaring at Ray. The phone was ringing. “Let go, I have to get that.”

“No, you have a maid. She will answer.”

Mary knocked on the door, “Miss Jacobs, Miss Bauer on the phone.”

“Tell her I’ll call her back.”

“She said it was urgent.”

Danny stood there, watching the pair. He was amazed that Drew attacked Ray, he never seen a girl react like that to his cousin. Usually they would fall at his feet or say or do anything for Ray. But Drew, he admitted was something else. He heard Mary mention Bauer. Could it be, Danny thought?

Michelle is a Bauer. He knew where the Bauers lived, everyone in Springfield knew who the Bauers were. His instincts were telling him it was she on the phone. Danny looked at his cousin, “It’s her.”


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