Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Friday September 24th 2004
Tiffany glanced at the clock on the wall and realized her sister Starlene had been next door with Mafia Vinny all day long. She wondered how things were going. She wondered if she should call and see if Starlene was okay. She heard voices next door in her ex-husband Skeeter's apartment where Vinny was living. She got up and walked across the living room to listen. She put her head against the wall of her apartment and couldn't hear a thing.
The ringing of the telephone interrupted her thoughts. She reluctantly walked across the living room and picked up the phone. "Hello," she answered.
"Tiffany it's Clark," her ex-boss said.
"Yes. How are you Clark?"
"I'm fine. I've been thinking about everything and I want you to come back to work Monday," he said.
"Really?" she asked.
"Yes. I've just been upset over Nicole and everything that's happened. It's not your fault. I guess I was looking for somebody to blame for my problems," he admitted.
"Oh, that's okay Clark. I can understand how upset you must be," she said. A flood of sympathy came over her as she remembered how he'd caught his wife Nicole with the car salesman.
"Well, would you like to come back?"
"Well, of course. I'm just shocked that you called and asked me," she admitted.
"Well, Vinny called me this afternoon and he told me I'd done the wrong thing. He really likes you a lot Tiffany," he said. She was distracted when she thought she heard the bed in the apartment next door hitting the wall.
"I don't know," she said distracted as she strained to listen to the sounds from next door.
"He does. I hope you'll give it some thought and come back. I mean we've worked together for years."
"Yes I know Clark. I love my job," she said as she continued to listen for sounds from the apartment next door.
"What goes on between me and Nicole shouldn't have anything to do with your job," he admitted.
"But I thought Nicole said she couldn't come home if I was there," she said repeating his angry words.
"Well, Vinny talked to Nicole on the phone too. She's willing to forget everything. If Vinny likes you then that's good enough for her too," he said. Tiffany definitely thought she heard the sound of the front door closing on the apartment next door. She glanced towards the front door expecting her sister Starlene to walk in any minute now.
"Seems Vinny has become my biggest fan all of a sudden," Tiffany said trying to hide her resentment.
"He's a good guy. If you ever need anything he's the man to talk to," Clark said.
"I guess so."
"So will you be coming in on Monday?"
"Yes, I'll be there."
"Good. One problem solved," he said.
"Did Nicole come back?" she asked hearing the elevator door close in the hallway outside her front door.
"No. I can't talk her into coming back," he said sadly.
"Maybe Vinny could talk to her too. He seems to have a way with women," she said glancing through the window overlooking Bleecker Street to see it was dark outside.
"You're right Tiffany, I'll ask Vinny to talk to her," he said. "I'll see you Monday," he said hanging up the phone.
Tiffany hung up the phone. She glanced at the clock and decided she had a right to know what was going on with her sister. She walked to the front door of her apartment and opened the door. She glanced next door to Skeeter's apartment and noticed there wasn't any light from under the door. She knocked on the door and listened hoping to hear Starlene's footsteps.
CONTINUED MONDAY. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.