Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Friday January 25th 2002
"Aren't you afraid someone will come in", Nicole asked. Her older wealthy boss, Stanley tugged on her sweater as they sat together on the sofa in his office at the Empire State Building. He bent forward his lips tasting the perfumed lotion on her soft skin still warm from the cashmere.
"Oh Stan," she moaned at his eagerness.
"I missed you," he whispered pushing her back on the sofa. Lights filled the evening sky outside the window as a TV traffic helicopter flew by his office window on Fifth Avenue.
"Stan somebody might come in?" she said glancing towards his closed office door remembering that the young receptionist was still in the lobby when she had walked through a few minutes ago.
"She's gone home," he mumbled as they're bodies sank together into the plush leather sofa.
"You really missed me?" she asked tasting the Scotch and cigar on his breath as his lips reached to meet hers.
"I can't wait any longer," he said kissing her fully.
"Starlene how are you?" Stanley's receptionist asked watching Starlene take off her fur jacket and hang it on the rack in the lobby of his office in the Empire State Building.
"I'm good. I've been over at Manhattan Party Planning all afternoon," Starlene said in her slow southern accent.
"I want to go over there one day and meet Clark," Stanley's receptionist said.
"You should. He's really nice. By the way are you married?" Starlene asked.
"I was, but not now."
"Maybe you and Clark," Starlene said smiling as she raised her eyebrows knowingly.
"I don't think I want another man in my life."
"I know what you mean. Can't live with them and can't live without 'em," Starlene said putting her gloves into the pocket of her jacket.
"I'll tell Stanley you're here," the receptionist said reaching for her phone.
"Why don't you let me surprise him," Starlene said smiling.
"I better not do that Starlene. He'd get mad at me for that. I wouldn't want to lose my job," she said picking up the phone.
"Oh come on. He won't fire you," Starlene said watching the receptionist hold the phone in her hand.
"Yes he would. Besides Starlene…." The receptionist said stalling.
"I think that Nicole just went in his office."
"Oh really?" Starlene asked peering down the hallway.
"She was in Clark's office this morning then she went out with her boyfriend Vinny," Starlene said in a whisper.
"Really?" the receptionist said putting the receiver of the phone down to listen intently to Starlene's story.
"Yeah, Vinny came by the office and practically pulled her out of the door," Starlene said laughing.
"Get out of here!" the receptionist, said laughing at their secret plot to try and rid New York City of Stanley's secretary Nicole.
"Yeah, you should have seen the look on her face when he walked in! He just said 'Nicki we've got some talkin' to do'" Starlene said lowering her voice to imitate that of Nicole's boyfriend.
"Do you think he gave her hell?"
"I think so. I think he probably straightened her out for a while," Starlene said.
"You didn't tell him that I was the one that gave you his phone number did you?" the receptionist asked worried that she would get in trouble for giving out telephone numbers from other employees messages.
"Never. I can't stand her as much as you can't stand her," Starlene said smiling.
"Good. I hope he did give her hell," the receptionist said picking up her purse from the floor beside her desk. She remembered seeing Nicole's first paycheck which was already more than hers after three years of working for Stanley.
"You going home now?" Starlene asked as the clock chimed on the wall nearby.
"Yeap," the receptionist said getting out of her chair.
"I'll just tell Stanley you were already gone when I came in, okay?" Starlene asked smiling sweetly as she started to walk towards Stanley's office.
CONTINUED MONDAY. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.