Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Friday May 24th 2002
"Skeeter I have to go, Clark and I are supposed to go look at china tonight," Nicole said as Skeeter pushed her back onto his futon sofa.
"Where did you tell him you were going when you left to come over here?" Skeeter asked as his hand slid under the white cotton sweater she was wearing.
"To look at bridal gowns," she said glancing towards the window of his apartment on Bleecker Street and noticing that the sun was starting to set.
"You can't marry him Nicki. You're in love with me."
"I don't know."
"Well, I do know. You're in love with me Nicki. I think you should marry me," he said kissing her neck softly.
The cell phone in her purse on the floor beside the futon started to ring.
"I better get that. It might be Clark," she said pushing Skeeter forward as she bent over to reach for the phone.
"Hello," she said breathless from the struggle.
"Hi. How are you?" she asked recognizing the familiar voice of Stanley her former lover and employer.
"I'm great honey. Look I've made our plans," he said.
"Oh. What's that?"
"That deal might have to be put on hold until I've talked to the mayor," Stanley said in a business voice as he watched his daughter Jan walk past the sofa in his living room towards the dining room.
"What are you talking about?" Nicole asked as Skeeter ran his fingers along her bare thigh.
"Jan's visiting and she just walked past. I had to pretend I was talking to a business associate."
"Are you canceling our lunch rendezvous?"
"No honey, I just made our hotel reservations," Stanley said feeling aroused at the thought of a lunch fling with his former pretty young secretary.
"The Waldorf?" she asked remembering his promise to her the last time they had managed some time alone.
Skeeter pretended not to be listening but he remembered Nicole telling him earlier that she had asked the older man to take her to the Waldorf for lunch.
"No honey. Look some of my business associates are coming into town and they are staying at the Waldorf, so I…" he hesitated as he thought he heard a sound on the phone.
"What?" Nicole asked as Skeeter quit kissing her neck and seemed to be listening more closely to her end of the conversation.
"Are we on the phone alone?" Stanley asked.
"Okay. I just thought I heard something," he said.
"No, we're alone," Nicole said smiling at Skeeter.
"I made the reservations for the Plaza Hotel tomorrow."
"Wow, the Plaza. That sounds great," Nicole said unable to hide her youthful enthusiasm.
"We'll meet in the room then we'll have lunch in the dining room afterwards."
"Why don't we have lunch in the dining room first?"
"Because I won't be able to keep my hands off of you that long honey."
"So lunch afterwards," she said excited about the daring adventure.
"I'll be waiting for you in room 207 at eleven thirty. Lunch will be at 1 o'clock," he said.
"207 at Eleven thirty, lunch at one," she repeated. "I'll be there. What are we having for lunch?"
"A good time honey," Stanley said hanging up the phone.
Jan's heart pounded as she tiptoed away from the doorway.
CONTINUED MONDAY. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.