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

Chapter Thirty-Four

NOTICE TO READERS: It is the boldness, the daring, the willingness to take on all tasks that set our chatters apart from those of other chatlines. Never shirking our responsibilities, we do what must be done, and smile while we're doing it. Today's guest star is Michelle, from Stamford, Connecticut.

"It's like this," Lucy tells Jax as soon as she enters his office. "As long as your name is on my cosmetic's company, people associate you with me. Not that that's bad-I am a well-known business woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. Besides that, I mean. Now, only last week, you were mooning all over Felicia, and while we know why, you didn't do this company any favors when you up and married Brenda. Unless, we announce that this was simply a marketing ploy, which it is, that is the part about Felicia, I mean, because I know that you'd really love to get your hands on the person that invented the stuff that turned you into a walking uh, lovesick puppy."

Dazed from trying to follow her words, Jax just nods.

"And," Lucy continues, "Because I'm in a tight spot with the man who's behind all of this evil. I'm his partner, not that I really want to do this, but there was Siggy to consider. You wouldn't believe what that evil man wanted to do to him!! Well, I've got this plan to thwart his, but I need you to go along with me. I'm sure that Brenda won't mind. I know that she wants to stick it to Katharine Bell, and if you just do what I want you to do, we can all stick it to Kat and that evil man, all at the same time while we are making tons of money!!"

Even more bewildered, Jax agrees. "I'm game, Lucy." Hmmmmmmmmm

"Okay, Michelle," Lucy tells her. "Here's what I want you to do. You walk over to the perfume display, you note that Persuasion, my newest fragrance is on display, and Deception's newest is there, too, just across the aisle. You run into Jax, and he'll take things from there."

With that, Michelle, our fearless chatter, willing to risk all to fight against evil, not to mention to get the chance to kiss Jax, strolls into the store. A striking redhead, she catches the eye of many other men, not simply the one she's awaiting, while Brenda stands by, wondering what insanity is allowing this to happen. Michelle pauses by the Persuasion counter, and with a sideways glance of her sexy green eyes, makes contact with Jax. She tries a little Persuasion, and suddenly, Jax is at her side.

"Michelle, ma belle," he says, softly, all eyes on them. "I've missed you!"

As Katharine Bell approaches the shoppers, she spies the couple, caught in a soul-stirring kiss. Cameras flash, and a reporter hurries up to them. Oblivious to everyone else, Jax and Michelle continue kissing until Brenda is ready to strangle Lucy for this idea. Lucy, however, is jubilant. Mission accomplished!!! Hmmmmmm

"I'm home," comes an uncomfortably familiar voice as Tracy Quartermaine strolls into the Q mansion. Like fingernails on a chalkboard, her words are anything but soothing.

"Tracy, darling," Lila greets, though aware that disaster looms before her. "I'm so glad to see you again."

"Mother," Tracy smiles, bringing her little son to kiss his grandmother. "This is Dylan. Dylan, this is your grandmother."

The dark-haired child looks at her and flashes a dimpled smile that marks him as Ned's brother.

"Tracy?" gasps Edward, who has just entered the room. "I thought you were in Italy."

"I was," she smiles and we know that Lila's instincts are correct. "I'm back, Daddy. And I've brought my son home with me. Don't worry, Paul won't be making any trouble for us." She smiles, and we wonder what she has on her ex-husband. "Anyhow, I just thought I'd drop in to meet my new daughter-in-law. What was her name??? Let's see, first we had Dawn, then Jenny, and, let me see..."

"Lois Cerullo Ashton," injects Lois from the doorway. "And you must be my mother-in-law. Trixie, isn't it???" Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Stay tuned!! Is Lois more than a match for the mother-in-law from h***?? Will Tracy hide her devious plans behind other devious plans??? And, are Jax and Michelle still kissing??? Will Brenda ever forgive her husband, or will this drive her back into Sonny's more muscular arms?? Will she fall in love with the Masked Man without knowing that he's Sonny?? Am I losing it with this storyline???? Hmmmmmmmmmmm