Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Thursday May 3rd 2001
Starlene walked through the lobby of her apartment building towards the doorman. He opened the door and smiled at her.
"Have a nice evening Miss Diamond," the older doorman said watching the young blonde walk by him in her high heels and fishnet stockings.
He watched as she walked out onto the sidewalk to Stanley Morgan's limo that was waiting across from Washington Square Park. This pretty little southerner was one to watch out for dating wealthy socialites like Stanley Morgan, he thought as he noticed the sway of her hips in the short skirt.
The limo driver opened the door as Starlene glanced around quickly hoping someone might see her sliding into the back seat of the long white car.
"You look great honey," Stanley Morgan said admiring her long legs in the short skirt as she slid into the backseat of the limo.
"Thanks Stanley," she said smiling eagerly as she looked around the interior of the long white car.
"Would you like a drink?" he asked taking a glass from the bar next to the back seat.
"Yeah! Wow! This thing is great!" she said in her heavy southern accent glancing around the car as classical music played softly. The car started out into the traffic at Washington Square Park.
"You like it huh? What kind of food would you like for dinner? Want to pick up something and ride around?" he asked wondering if it would be a good idea to be seen in public with the nineteen year old. He had always dated young women and most of them had been the Playbody model types, but he didn't know if Starlene had the social skills to handle high society.
"I want steak and I want to eat in a proper restaurant," she said starting to get angry. This was the first time the older wealthy man had taken her out in public and she wasn't going to allow him to talk her out of this long awaited date. They had spent all of their time together in her bedroom at Tiffany's apartment while she was at work.
"Okay honey," Stanley said handing the young girl a glass of wine.
"To us," she said raising her glass to his.
"Us," he said taking a long drink of the wine.
"Stanley have you heard from Laney recently?" she asked wondering how his Playbody model girlfriend was doing since she moved to California.
"I've talked to her a few times."
"How does she like California?"
"And her career as a model and actress, is she doing good there?"
"Great. She hasn't landed a big movie yet, just little roles but she's on her way I'm sure."
"Do you miss her?"
"Not since I've got you honey," he said running his hand over her fishnet stockings.
"Good," she said pleased with his answer.
"Do you think she'll come back?"
"I don't think so, at least not anytime soon."
"She's getting it on with a movie director now."
"Really?" Starlene asked jealous that Laney always seemed to be two steps ahead of her in reaching her goals.
"Yeah. He might cast her in one of his films. He's up and coming like her," Stanley said pouring more wine into their glasses.
"Then you don't have to worry about Laney finding out that we're together?" she asking taking a long sip of her wine.
"No. Not at all."
"Good then we can be a couple now," she said feeling more confident than ever. Tonight would be the celebration and coming out that she had longed for, she thought.
"What about Tiffany? I thought you were worried about your sister finding out," he said.
"I don't care what she thinks. She has her life. I have mine. She might have thought I was terrible for being with you behind Laney's back, but that's over. You're a free man. I'm a free woman. If she doesn't like it, then I'm sure you can help me find an apartment just like you did for Laney" she said excited that she could finally be seen as the new "it girl" in New York City.
"I don't know Starlene," he said clearing his throat and refilling her wineglass.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE PHOTOS BELOW.