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

Chapter Thirty-One

NOTICE TO READERS: There's something strange in the neighborhood, and all of Port Charles is in an uproar. Fortunately, our chatters are continuing to line up and take their places, standing firm against crime and evildoers. Bringing a sense of normalcy to the streets, and hope into the lives of the citizenry of Port Charles, these brave souls deserve our praise, and applause. Today's guest star is Emily Meredith, of Bowling Green, Ohio.

"Maaannn," mutters Lucky as he heads down the back alley behind Kelly's. He glances nervously over one shoulder, and takes off at a dead run, making for his house as fast as his feet can carry him. Just as he nears the street next to his school, he encounters Emily. Wait, this isn't Emily Q, this is Emily Meredith of the chatline!!

"Lucky?" Emily continues, "you look like you've seen a ghost!"

"Ghost?" he manages with what he hopes is macho assurance. "Hey, Emily, it's broad daylight. Ghosts don't hang out in broad daylight, do they??" He swaggers a few steps and then asks, unable to help himself. "Do they??"

Emily narrows her blue eyes in concern, and then says, "Lucky, there's something going on here, isn't there?"

"Uh, what makes you think that?" Lucky asks, trying his teenaged best to appear nonchalant before this lovely young girl.

"Because I saw your face," she tells him. "And I don't think that much really bothers you, so this must be pretty scary."

"Uh, just a little," he says, looking much calmer than he feels. "Hey, I've got to go now. We're eating early tonight. Okay?"

With that, he takes off, heading towards his house, Emily watching, wondering what's worrying her friend. As she turns, Lucky breaks into a run, and we wonder, too, what's scared him. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Made it, Lucky thinks as he dives through the front door and onto the couch in the living room. For a second, he lay still, relief evident on his face.

"Cowboy," Luke said softly, causing Lucky to jump off the couch.

"Uh, Dad," he begins, his mind working to make sense of his predicament. "Oh, hi, Dad. You startled me. I didn't see you come in."

"You're smooth, Cowboy," Luke says, "But not smooth enough. You want to tell me why you look like you've seen a ghost?"

"Ghost?" Lucky stammers, his voice cracking. "Hey, Dad, there's no such thing as ghosts right?"

Luke senses a convoluted storyline here. "Cowboy, let's just say for a minute that they exist. And, assuming that, whose ghost might you have seen, had you seen a ghost? Hypothetically speaking of course, and where might you have seen the aforementioned ghost, had you seen one in the first place?"

Lucky realizes that his father is offering a means of explaining whereby he could confess all without looking any more foolish or childish than he already felt. "Well, assuming all that, I might have seen Tom Hardy and Robin Scorpio's parents on Spoon Island."

An intrigued smile flits over Luke's face and he tells Lucky, "Son, there are things that guys like you and me don't tell anybody else. You understand?"

"Got it," Lucky nods. "My lips are sealed."

"Keep it that way. Loose lips and like that," Luke drawls, and as the camera closes in on his face, we see a familiar twinkle in his eyes. "Spoon Island?" Luke thinks. "Who ya gonna call??" Hmmmmmmmmmm

"There's something familiar about that Masked Man," Lily says, as she watches the newscast with Robin Scorpio.

"And about The Kid," Robin chimes in. Her eyes narrow as she searches her mind for who she knew that might possibly be saving Port Charles from assorted evils.

As we all know, masks have the same ability as glasses in making the wearer virtually unrecognizable to the view. Lois Lane never recognized Clark as Superman, and Lily finds the Masked Man just as enigmatic. And, oh so sexy!! But, who could it be?? Something in her responds to the blatantly male challenge she perceives from the Masked Man, and she gives a purely female smile which we recognize as heralding TROUBLE. Robin sees it, too, and wonders what other problems she'll have to deal with before this mess is settled. She shakes her head, and mentally groans.

"Lily," she begins, "if there's one thing we don't need, it's getting involved with a couple of vigilantes. My Uncle Mac is going to be all over this guy."

"But not if I get to him first." Lily smiles, and Robin knows that argument is futile. Good grief! She thinks. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Stay tuned!!! Will Emily Meredith make an effort to discover Lucky's secrets?? Will Lucky ever venture out of his house again?? How long will it take Luke to get to Spoon Island??? Will he find his friends, or will the old mansion be as empty as it has appeared to be for years?? And, what of Lily and Robin?? How long can she resist discovering the man behind the mask?? Will Robin be able to keep them both out of trouble?? Heck, who are we kidding???? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm