"The African Aphrodisiac Adventure"
A GH Parody - - Spring 1996

Chapter Twenty-One

"What do you men there's a contract out on me?" Sonny asks Mac who has once again come to the penthouse. "Are you kidding? I'm in control here!!"

Mac casts a skeptical eye at Sonny. "Right. Did it ever occur to you that now that Lily is gone, Rivera might not be feeling so generous towards you? Hell, Sonny, everybody knows why you and Lily married, and now that she's gone..."

"You might be right," Sonny mutters. "I'll beef up security." He picks up the phone, but nobody answers. It keeps ringing, no answer. "Must be coffee-break time."

At that point, the door to the penthouse is kicked open and two armed men, recognizable as Lily's bodyguards, step in, spraying the penthouse with bullets. Mac and Sonny are on the floor, and return fire. Sonny is hit, but Mac takes out the baddies.

When all is said and done, the penthouse is a wreck (new set time) and Mac goes to check on Sonny who is groaning. But, he's okay.

"Bullet proof boxers," he explains in a high-pitched voice. "I'll be okay."

Moments later, recovered, Sonny is at a loss to know what to do. Rivera isn't answering, and Mac has called in the PCPD to investigate.

"This is really going to mess up my reputation," Sonny complains as he ponders his fate. What to do next?? Hmmmmmmmmmm

"I want to know what you know," Kat instructs carefully the sleazy looking street person who is skulking around in the park for a meeting. "There is a rumor about an aphrodisiac. I want the stuff, and I'm willing to pay big bucks for it. Understand? No fakes, just put out the word that somebody will pay. No names, you understand? Big bucks to whoever brings it to me." Hmmmmmmmmmm

Lily is wishing that she still had Harry's contacts, but all things considered, the kids she used to teach had some excellent contacts. She put out the word that she'd pay mucho dinero (big bucks) for the aphrodisiac, no questions asked. Papa would be proud, she thought, wondering how her other tentative step into the world of active crime turned out. Hmmmmmmmmmm

"What do you mean there's a hit out on Sonny? I haven't ordered one yet!" Rivera storms. "Is there someone else out there who hates him and considers him as useless as I do? Find whoever it is, and bring them to me. I'm the boss around here. This is an outrage!!!" Is it? Hmmmmmmmmmmm

"An aphrodisiac?" Edward says, eyes gleaming greedily at the thought of the possible earnings involved. He turns to Ned, who is thinking about the nest egg he's going to leave his soon to be born child. Both are thinking bottom line.

"You know, Grandfather, this might be something big."

In agreement, both turn to the phone and begin enlisting the aid of their henchmen. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

And, one other person, soon to be arriving in PC has heard the news. "An African Aphrodisiac?" asks Tracy Q, formerly Hornsby. "And it works? Great!!! Okay," she tells her right hand man. "Get it. Whatever it costs!!! I'll control...ELQ...Why stop there? I'll control everything!!!!!!!!!!!" She turns to Dylan and croons, "Don't worry, darling, mommy will see that you get ELQ. Your nasty old cousins won't get in your way." Hmmmmmmmmm

Stay tuned. A crime spree has started with the attempt on Sonny's life. What with big bucks, mucho dinero being promised for the African Aphrodisiac, how many small time crooks can resist the lure of the chase? Does anybody besides Faison and our WSB agents have it? And, what has happened to Lucy who is, as we speak, heading towards a meeting with a man whose evil knows no bounds??? And, now that the Q's are getting involved, Tracy included, can total disaster be far away??? Help!!! Things are getting away from me. This story is taking on a life of its own.