Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Monday October 4th 2004
Tiffany glanced at her ex-husband Skeeter as he sat beside her on the sofa of her Bleecker Street apartment. Skeeter put his can of beer on the coffee table and was listening intently to Tiffany's telephone conversation with her sister Starlene.
"You're with Stanley?" Tiffany asked her sister.
"Yeah, I hope you and Skeeter are ready for some big news," Starlene said.
"What? What's going on Starlene?"
"Stanley and I are in Las Vegas."
"Oh, nice. What are you and Stanley doing in Las Vegas?" Tiffany said glancing towards Skeeter to see the surprise on his face.
"Well, we're going to get married!"
"Oh Starlene! I can't believe it. So Stanley has said you guys are going to get married?" Tiffany repeated for Skeeter's benefit.
"Yeah. I told him that Vinny is in Florida and this would be a great time to go ahead and tie the knot," she said glancing towards Stanley as he sat beside her in the cab.
"Starlene! This is great news. Oh my, gosh! I'm so excited for you. I wish I were there."
"Me too. Stanley and I have been through so much."
"Yeah, I thought he was going to drop you after you almost married Vinny."
"I think he understands everything better now."
"What about Vinny though?"
"He'll be in Florida for a week. That will give me time to get ready for him."
"Vinny will just have to get over it," Tiffany said relieved that the Mafia connected Vinny wouldn't be her sister's husband after all.
"Yeah, well I've got to go, wedding bells are ringing."
"I'll call you later," she said hanging up the phone.
"I just can't believe it," Tiffany said as she hung up the phone and placed it back on the coffee table.
"So she's going to marry Stanley?" Skeeter asked as he picked up his beer and took a long sip.
"That's what she says! I just can't believe it!"
"Where was she when she called?"
"I guess she was in a cab."
"Okay. Well I better get back to my place. I've got some things to do," Skeeter said getting up from the sofa.
"But Skeeter! I thought you wanted to take advantage of our time alone," she said nodding towards the bedroom.
"I better get back Baby," he said reluctantly glancing down at the tight sweater she was wearing.
"You're turning me down Skeeter?" she asked thinking about the many years she had known him and this had never happened before.
"Well, I'm not turning you down. I'm just saying a little later."
"Okay," she said following him towards the front door.
He opened the front door of her apartment to leave and turned to look at her. "Look Baby, I've just some things to take care of. Why don't I come back over in about an hour?" he said kissing her on the forehead.
"I'll be here Skeeter. That's more like it. I was beginning to worry about you," she said smiling. She watched as he unlocked the door to his apartment next door and walked in. He waved and smiled before closing the door. He walked to the phone and quickly dialed Vinny's telephone number in Florida.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.