Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Tuesday October 5th 2004
Skeeter leaned back on the sofa of his Bleecker Street apartment. He dialed Vinny's telephone number in Florida and listened as the phone rang.
"Yeah," Vinny answered.
"Vinny. Hey dude. It's Skeeter."
"Yeah, man what's up?" Vinny asked in his thick Brooklyn accent.
"Well, you told me to call you if it looked like Starlene was going to go with Stanley instead of you," he said.
"Yeah, what's going on?"
"I was just over next door at Tiffany's when Starlene called. She's in Vegas with Stanley."
"Oh no! Man this just can't be happening to me," Vinny said.
"Yeah, I'm afraid it looks like bad news," Skeeter said.
"Man. Oh man. I didn't think she'd do this."
"Are you going to come back to New York?"
"I can't man. I just got here and I've got some work I gotta do," he said referring to his job with the Mafia.
"This is serious stuff," Skeeter warned.
"How serious do you think this is? Do you think she's planning on marrying that old man?"
"I think so."
"Did she say that?"
"Yeah, she told Tiffany that was the plan," Skeeter warned.
"Did she tell Tiffany where they are staying in Vegas? Cause I got a lot of connections there," Vinny said.
"No, she said they were in a cab. I don't think Tiffany knows where she is."
"Look man, if you think you could get this information out of your old lady that would be great," Vinny said referring to Tiffany.
"I doubt that she'll tell me even if she knows. Tiffany knows I would probably tell you," Skeeter said.
"Yeah, I know," Vinny said regretting he couldn't win Tiffany over no matter how hard he tried.
"I'm sorry man. I wish I could help you more. But you told me to let you know if it looked like she was going to do anything like this," Skeeter said.
"Yeah, I appreciate it man. I owe you."
"Oh it's nothing. What can you do about it though?"
"I'm going to make a few calls. I'll see if my men can find out where they are staying. I might be able to stop this if I can get to work on it before they get to a wedding chapel. Look man, thanks a million. I really want to marry Starlene," he said.
"Vinny what will you do if you find them?" Skeeter asked.
"Oh, just be sure that Stanley can't be walking down no aisle," he said laughing.
"You won't like you know?"
"I better go man. You've done a lot to help out here. Thanks man," Vinny said hanging up the phone.
Skeeter hung up and scratched his head wondering what Vinny would do to Stanley. His mind went back to Tiffany and her offer to enjoy the time alone while everyone was gone. He walked to the front door of his apartment and opened it. He walked out locking his door before gently tapping on her apartment door next to his.
"Yeah, who is it?" he heard her call out as she walked to the door.
"It's me Baby," he said as she opened the door.
"That was quick. I thought you had work to do tonight," she said.
"I did. I've taken care of everything. Now we can enjoy ourselves a little," he said raising his eyebrows and grinning.
"You didn't call Vinny, did you?"
"No Baby. Let's forget everybody else and have some fun," he said closing the door and pulling her close to him.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.