Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Wednesday August 7th 2002
Starlene watched the scrolling print on the bottom of the TV screen hoping to catch the latest information about Malena, the wife of Amir, her sister Tiffany's secret lover. Tiffany had met with Amir on his yacht last night and his wife was missing when he returned home late in the evening to his Upper East Side mansion. Starlene turned her attention towards the ringing telephone as she walked towards the living room of their apartment overlooking Washington Square Park.
"Hello," she answered glancing back towards the television screen as she read the scrolling letters.
"You miss me?" a man's voice asked in a thick Italian accent.
"Who is this?"
"Megollo", he answered clearly annoyed.
"Oh. I'm surprised to hear from you," she said thinking he had finally given up on winning her affections away from her lover Stanley.
"You come to Florida for wedding?"
"No. I'm not coming to Nicole's wedding. I'm sure you know that Nicole and I aren't friends," she said referring to the times she had caught Nicole with her lover Stanley.
"But she marries Clark now, surely you forgive her."
"No. I'll never forgive her. When is the wedding?"
"Saturday on her Father's yacht," he said referring to Nicole's mob boss father.
"Good. I hope they stay married forever and I hope they move to Florida."
"You are still with Stanley?"
"I don't understand. That night when I kiss you I thought you feel something," he said referring to the night she was angry with Stanley and first met Megollo. She knew now she would regret allowing the handsome Italian to kiss her. She glanced at the TV screen and saw a glimpse of Amir at his mansion. The station went to commercial break.
"You sister is upset about her lover Amir and his missing wife, no?"
"Your sister she meets her lover Amir on his yacht last night, yes?"
"Yes. I mean…. How would you know anything? Is it on the news in Florida?"
"This Amir he owns many properties in New York. I know everything that happens."
"Really? How would you know this?"
"Never mind this. I call to see if you come to Florida. I show you around you meet the family."
"No. I've told you Megollo, I'm engaged to Stanley."
"You don't kiss like woman in love with this Stanley. He doesn't set a date for your wedding. You tell me yourself he sees Nicole and they meet at the Plaza. Why? Why do you wait for this man? You let me kiss you."
"I was upset with Stanley and Nicole that night. I'd had too much to drink. I can't see you Megollo."
"I give you more time to think. When you think more clearly you will see me. I call you later," he said hanging up the phone.
Starlene started towards the living room when the phone rang again. Annoyed she turned quickly and picked up the phone hoping it wasn't the persistent Italian again.
"Hello," she answered.
"Hi," Tiffany said.
"Hi Tiffany. Did you hear from Amir?"
"No, but Clark called from Florida. He's getting married Saturday."
"Yeah, I know. Megollo called and wanted me to come to the wedding. Fat chance."
"Clark found out I was late coming into the office this morning and he was really angry with me," Tiffany said.
"I would think he'd be more angry about Amir's wife missing and how this might implicate you," Starlene said.
"He doesn't know. Did you hear anymore?"
"That's strange! Megollo knew all about Amir's wife missing!", Starlene said.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.