CASTING! BECOME A STAR ON THIS INTERACTIVE SOAP OPERA. SEND YOUR PHOTO, CLICK FOR DETAILS!
Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Wednesday January 28th 2004
"Ilona I'd like another cup of coffee", Jan said as she took another bite of her bagel.
"Mr. Skeeter have breakfast here today, no?" her plump housekeeper asked in her broken English referring to Jan's husband.
"Yeah, I hear him coming down now," she said as they both turned to see Skeeter walking into the kitchen dressed only in his briefs.
"Skeeter honestly why don't you wear your robe? No one wants to see you like that," Jan said taking a long sip of her coffee.
Ilona struggled to refocus her eyes away from the bulge in the skimpy briefs that the handsome southerner was wearing.
"I think you're wrong about that Jan. That marketing guy called me back yesterday," Skeeter said taking the cup of coffee that Ilona handed him. He noticed her eyes on his briefs before she glanced up at him. He winked and took at seat at the bar watching the plump housekeeper's face redden.
"I thought that was over with Skeeter," Jan said dropping her bagel on the plate in front of her.
"We'll see. He just left a message for me with Amanda," he said referring to the gay salesgirl that Jan had hired to work in his lingerie store.
"Where were you when he called?"
"At the bank", he lied remembering the cute customer he had taken downstairs to his basement hideaway while Amanda had been busy unpacking boxes of thongs.
"Did you call him back yet?"
"Nope, not yet."
"Good. Did you see the newspaper yesterday with the picture of Lola and my father at the Blue Note Jazz Club?"
"Yeah, I saw it," Skeeter said remembering the telephone conversation he had with Lola after seeing the article.
"I hope Lola and Father get back together," Jan said hoping to sound sincere. She still wasn't quite convinced by Skeeter's story that he was trying to help Lola avoid the press when the two had been photographed in the lobby of a midtown hotel.
"That won't ever happen," he said before blowing loudly on his hot coffee.
"How would you know Skeeter?"
"Because your old man's got Starlene," he said referring to Stanley's live in lover and Skeeter's voluptuous ex-sister-in-law.
"My father is only seeing Starlene for one thing," Jan said raising her eyebrows.
"And that's the one thing that's going to keep him too," Skeeter said knowingly.
"What makes you so certain that Lola wouldn't be more fulfilling for a man like my father?"
"Cause Lola and your old man are history. Lola has moved on and so has Stanley."
"Well, I spoke to Father yesterday about the picture," she said as Ilona refilled her coffee cup.
"What did he have to say about it?"
"He said it was innocent."
"See. Just what I said."
"I'm encouraging the relationship."
"You didn't encourage it before," Skeeter snapped remembering Lola's complaints about her former relationship with Jan.
"How would you know that?" Jan asked as her eyes narrowed.
"You told me," he said regretting the slip.
"I never talked to you about my feelings about my father and Lola in the past. Have you been talking to Lola?" Jan asked.
"No. What do you think? That Lola is getting it on with me and your old man?"
"Well, I heard what you said Skeeter."
"Well, if you're that worried about Lola I would think you wouldn't want her near your old man."
"I better not hear of you being anywhere near Lola Rogers again and you better not agree to model underwear for that marketing man either," Jan said.
"I ain't accustomed to a woman running my life and I'm not about to start getting used to it now," Skeeter said hotly.
"You're my husband," Jan said as she noticed Ilona turning her attention towards the window to avoid watching the couple fight.
"Not for long Jan Morgan. Not for long," he said walking towards the stairs to go up.
"I'll call my father's lawyer," she yelled out.
"I have my own lawyer," he said as he raced up the stairs towards the bedroom.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.