Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Monday December 6th 2004
Deanna opened the door to the Bleecker Street apartment and walked into the living room, closing the door behind her.
"Who's there?" Tiffany called out in the darkness from her seat on the sofa.
"It's me," Deanna said hitting the light switch beside the door. "What are you doing sitting here in the dark?"
"Oh nothing," Tiffany said reaching for a tissue from the box on the coffee table.
"You're crying, aren't you?" Deanna said walking towards the sofa and taking a seat beside Tiffany.
"Come on. I know what's it's like to be unhappy and I can tell you're not happy. Did something happen?"
"It's just getting near Christmas and I'm not working," Tiffany said as a fresh tear rolled down her cheek.
"Oh, I can understand that. Are you worried about Christmas shopping money?"
"Yeah, that's one of the things that's bothering me," Tiffany confessed.
"Well, I can let you have some money," Deanna said reaching for her purse.
"Why not?" she said opening her purse and taking out two one hundred dollar bills.
"No Deanna. I couldn't possibly take your money," Tiffany said holding up her hand as Deanna tried to hand her the money.
"Oh yes you can. This is nothing. One guy tipped me this much tonight," she said remembering the well-dressed man that came to the club where she dances.
"One guy?" Tiffany asked amazed.
"Yeah. I make a lot of money dancing."
"I had no idea that kind of dancing paid so much," Tiffany said regretting her choice of words.
"These girls are a gold mine," Deanna said glancing down at her heavy bosom.
"I guess so, but I can't accept your money. That's very generous but I'll find a job soon."
"Have you looked a lot?"
"Yeah, I went to Macy's today hoping I would get hired as Christmas help."
"Well, if you change your mind I'll be happy to loan you money."
"That's very nice Deanna," Tiffany said as more fresh tears came to her eyes.
"Are you sure that's the only thing wrong?"
"I think I'm feeling lonely because my sister Starlene got married and moved out."
"Awe! I hope we can feel like sisters one day," Deanna said.
"Gee, you say such nice things."
"Well, I've never had a family or sisters. It would be great if the two of us could be close," she said referring to being brought up by foster parents.
"That would take time and trust," Tiffany said before blowing her nose.
"I hope that happens."
"I trust you Tiffany."
"Thanks," Tiffany said.
"Do you trust me?" Deanna said leaning back on the sofa and watching her.
"Well," Tiffany said wondering if she should tell her how much she didn't trust her. She couldn't stop thinking Deanna had danced for her ex-husband Skeeter while she was out of town.
"I don't think I've ever given you any reason not to trust me. Now have I?"
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.