Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Friday December 31st 2004
"Come on Starlene. You better come out of Deanna's closet. She might come home and catch us snooping," Tiffany said leaning around the door of Deanna's bedroom to watch her sister.
"You need to know more about this topless dancer that's living with you Tiffany. You have to find out," Starlene said.
"Yeah, but you just read a letter from her ex-husband in Las Vegas and a letter from her foster Mother. I feel horrible about this," Tiffany said.
"Man take a look at the jewelry," Starlene said opening a box of jewelry.
"She's got some nice stuff in here," Starlene said.
"Close that box Starlene."
"I wonder if any of these necklaces are real?"
"I don't know. I don't care," Tiffany said. She tapped her fingers on the doorframe of Deanna's bedroom door with her eyes fixed on the front door in case Deanna came home unexpectedly.
"They might be. I mean she gave Vinny a Harley Davidson for Christmas. She gave you six thousand dollars over the last couple of weeks. She's got Gucci bags and shoes all over the floor in here," Starlene said.
"I can't stand this. I feel horrible about it," Tiffany said.
"Okay! Do you want me to just come out and quit looking?" Starlene said angrily.
"No... go ahead. I need to know. You're right," Tiffany said shifting her weight from one foot to the other as she peeked back at Starlene in the bedroom.
"Here's another box," Starlene said taking the box down from the top of the closet. "Ahhh!!!" She said throwing her hand up over her mouth as she stared into the box.
"What? What is it Starlene?" Tiffany asked turning around in the doorway of Deanna's bedroom trying to see.
"It's money! Cash! Lots of cash!" Starlene said.
"Oh my! I've never seen this much money before," Starlene said.
"Don't touch it Starlene! You don't want your fingerprints on it. What if it's stolen?"
"You're right," she said closing the box and nervously putting it back where she had found it in the top of Deanna's closet.
"Oh my. What am I going to do Starlene?" Tiffany said.
"We're going to find out where she got that money Tiffany. You have to," Starlene said walking towards the bedroom door where Tiffany was standing.
"How? How am I going to find out?"
"I don't know. I think she probably robbed a bank or something Tiffany," Starlene said wide-eyed.
"How much money do you think it was Starlene?"
"Thousands of dollars Tiffany, maybe a million," Starlene said shaking her head.
"How on earth would a stripper get that much money?" Tiffany asked.
"I don't know. I do know she couldn't have made it showing off her 'girls'," Starlene said referring to Deanna's own reference to her large implants.
"What should I do?" Tiffany asked.
"I don't know. I really don't know."
"Do you think I should call the police?"
"No! If you do then they might think you had something to do with it."
"I don't know Tiffany, but that's more money than I've ever seen in my life and it's in your apartment. This girl is trouble Tiffany. Big trouble. The kind of trouble that leads straight to jail," Starlene said.
"Jail! I've got to do something fast," Tiffany said as they heard somebody at the front door.
CONTINUED MONDAY. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.