Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Monday April 18th 2005
Tiffany unlocked the door to her apartment and pushed the door open. She flipped on the light and noticed newspapers and boxes all over the living room. "Hello," she called out. When no one answered she walked to the spare bedroom to see if her stripper roommates had moved out yet. She spotted a note on the table beside the bed. She picked it up and started to read.
"Thanks for everything Tiffany. Pinky and I moved uptown with this new girl that just started dancing at the club. Stanley was nice enough to give us some money to help out. Come by the club and see us. We have arranged for you to get in free anytime you want to visit. Love, Roxy."
"Great! They're finally gone!" Tiffany said out loud as she glanced around the room. Her joy was interrupted by the knock on the front door. She walked to the door and opened it.
"I hope you're happy," Vinny said as he frowned at her.
"What are you talking about Vinny?" she asked dreading his answer.
"You just couldn't let it alone. You had to go and ruin my relationship with Deanna too," he said referring to the other dancer he had become involved with.
"I don't really know what you're talking about Vinny," she lied.
"You do too. You introduced Deanna to that real estate guy and now she's gone."
"I can't help that Vinny."
"She left me for him. You didn't want me with your sister and you didn't want me with your roommate either."
"I had nothing to do with that."
"I want you to stay away from me Tiffany. You're nothing but trouble," he said turning and walking down the stairs.
She slowly closed the door when she heard the phone ringing. She rushed towards the phone on the coffee table. "Hello," she answered.
"Is this Tiffany Diamond?" a strange man asked.
"Yes, this is she."
"Ms. Diamond this is Raymond from the real estate offices at your building," he said.
"I have a painter working in the building, he wants to stop by and look at your apartment while he's there. Will you be home?"
"I'll be home, but I didn't request a paint job," she said.
"No, this is for after you move out," the man said.
"I'm not moving out."
"Oh it says here that you'll be leaving in 60 days."
"No, that's a mistake. The management wanted my illegal roommates to move out or they would evict me. I'm happy to report all of the roommates are gone," she said her voice filled with relief.
"I think there must be a misunderstanding. My report says you will be evicted. We need to paint that apartment. I need for my painters to give me an estimate while they're in the building. Would it be okay if they stop by?"'
"I'm telling you Raymond there is a big mistake. I got rid of the roommates and I'm staying."
"So you won't allow the painters stop by?"
"I'm not moving. There's no need for painters."
"Fine, I'll just put that on the report. You'll be served," he said hanging up the phone.
"Served?" she said out loud as she got up off the sofa and started to pace the floor.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.