Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Friday October 1st 2004
Tiffany picked up the ringing telephone and leaned back on her sofa. Her ex-husband Skeeter sat beside her on the sofa drinking his beer.
"Hello," she answered.
"Hi Tiffany," Vinny said.
"Hi Vinny. How are you?"
"Oh I've been tied up in a meeting for hours now. You know how that is?" he said.
"I see," Tiffany said not wanting to get into a conversation about Vinny's business meetings with the Mafia.
"Have you seen Skeeter?"
"He's here with me now," she said.
"Oh good. I left him a note on the coffee table did he see it?"
"Yeah, I'll let you speak to him," she said handing Skeeter the phone.
"Hey man," Skeeter said.
"Skeeter how's it going dude?"
"Great. I'm over here with Tiffany."
"I had to fly back to Florida for a meeting. I know that Starlene didn't come home after I left her at the airport last night."
"I see," Skeeter said.
"Yeah, I bet she's over there with that old man again. She says she wants to use this time while I'm gone to make up her mind between me and Stanley."
"How do you feel about that?" Skeeter asked as Tiffany listened and watched him closely.
"Well, I had to come back for this meeting. You know the family down here has gone through a lot of changes and I have to take care of some loose ends before I can stay in New York permanently."
"I can understand that," Skeeter said intrigued by Vinny's Mafia job.
"So I didn't have much choice but to agree to what she was asking for," he said in his thick Brooklyn accent.
"She's got her ways of making me do what she wants. You know what I mean. She's such a looker I just melt when she leans over and I see down them low cut sweaters she wears," he said laughing.
"Yeah, I know."
"But I don't like it man. Do me a favor and keep an eye on her. If she decides to go for that old man instead of me, then I ain't going to have much choice here,' he said.
"You mean like take some action?" Skeeter asked wishing Tiffany weren't sitting beside him so he could be more direct.
"That's right. But don't be telling her or Tiffany this stuff. Okay dude?"
"See you later man," Vinny said hanging up the phone.
"So what did he say Skeeter?" Tiffany asked as Skeeter leaned back on the sofa.
"Nothing important," he lied.
"Good. I hope he stays in Florida."
"He'll be back."
"Well, you don't have to let him live over there in the apartment with you. Tell him to get his own place."
"We'll see Tiffany. It's my apartment," he said boldly. The phone rang again and Tiffany quickly picked it up.
"Hello," she answered.
"Hi Tiffany. What are you doing?" Starlene asked.
"Hi Starlene. Skeeter's over here with me," she said glancing at him as he watched her.
"I hope the two of you are sitting down," Starlene said.
"Why? What's up Starlene?" she asked.
"I've got big news!"
"Starlene where are you?"
"I'm with Stanley," she said.
"You're with Stanley! Well what's the big news Starlene?" Tiffany asked hopefully as Skeeter put his beer can down on the coffee table and gave his full attention to the conversation.
CONTINUED MONDAY. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.