Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Tuesday April 2nd 2002
"Look Starlene," Tiffany said as she sat at the bar in the kitchen. She quickly turned up the volume on the TV set.
Starlene turned her attention from her failing attempts to cook dinner for her lover Stanley to the TV screen.
"We're here at JFK airport where we just spotted Amir Hada. There were reports that his wife was coming to New York tonight," the TV reporter said as he rushed towards Amir.
"Mr. Hada! Mr. Hada! We heard that your wife is coming in on this flight," the reporter said.
"Yes," Amir said turning to look toward the passengers that were coming into the airport.
"We'll wait here and watch as the passengers get off the plane so that we can bring you an exclusive of Mrs. Hada's arrival," the reporter said smiling into the camera.
"Oh God!" Tiffany said.
"Tiffany I know he loves you even if she is coming here," Starlene said fanning the smoke from the oven.
"Yeah but she's his wife and she's out of her coma now."
"We don't know if she even remembers him Tiffany. She was in a coma for years," Starlene said cutting the burned top off of the blackened cake and throwing it into the trash can.
"What if she does remember him and she's still in love with him Starlene?"
"He's spent the last few years with you Tiffany. That counts for a lot," Starlene said opening a can of chocolate icing.
"Just when I thought we might have a future together and now it's over," Tiffany said watching the TV as the station went to a commercial break.
"Look Tiffany. I thought it was over with my Stanley too. I mean when I caught him with Nicole on the sofa in his office… I was just crushed," Starlene said making swirls with the icing.
"Don't remind me of Nicole! I can't believe she's with Skeeter now," Tiffany said referring to the fact her estranged husband was dating the secretary where she worked.
"We're back at JFK airport awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Amir Hada," the reporter said as Tiffany turned up the volume.
Starlene put down the knife and walked towards the bar where Tiffany was watching the television.
"There she is… there's Mrs. Hada," the reporter said as the camera zoomed in on a beautiful dark haired woman in her early thirties.
"Look at Amir! You can see the love on his face," the reporter said as the cameras followed a smiling Amir as he rushed towards his wife with open arms.
"Oh God," Tiffany said wiping a tear from her eye.
"Mrs. Hada how does it feel to be back with your husband," the reporter said sticking the microphone in her face.
"Wonderful to be in America with my husband," she said smiling broadly as Amir hugged her.
"Mr. Hada tell us your thoughts after all these years of separation," the reporter said.
"After many years my only wish to be alone with Malena," Amir said in his broken English taking his wife by the arm as they rushed her towards his waiting long white limousine.
"I guess after this many years Amir will be on a honeymoon tonight!" the reporter said as the door of the limo closed and the television station went to commercial break.
"My life is ruined," Tiffany said as the front door of the apartment opened.
"Starlene," Stanley called out.
"In here with Tiffany," she responded. "Tiffany, will you have dinner with us tonight? It's the first time I've ever cooked," Starlene said wiping her hands on her apron.
"My life is totally ruined."
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.