Chapter Fourteen

With a smile on his face, and a song in his heart, his feet feeling lighter than they have in years, Tony walks down the hallway to a closet where he knows Carly awaits. "Sweet, stolen moments," he sings, softly, mentally composing a country song for her. He can just see her in a green meadow, daisies all around.....

Taking a quick glance both ways, he opens the storage closet, and steps inside where Carly rushes into his arms. Hmmmm

"Have you seen Tony?" Bobbie asks of Amy as she walks up to the nurses desk where Tom stands, checking out some charts.

"He went that way," Amy answers, motioning in the direction of the hallway in which THE closet is.

"Oh," Bobbie says. "Well, if you see him, tell him that I'm looking for him."

As she heads to the closet to retrieve something, Garcia approaches the desk. "Miss Vining?" he begins, and Amy looks at him.


At that moment, Bobbie opens the closet. She closes it abruptly, quickly tossing in a brief apology until it dawns on her who she's seen. Jerking open the door, she screams, "Tony and Carly!! Tony, how could you??"

Carly is beet red, and Tony is angry.

"Go away, Bobbie," he orders. Carly, humiliated, is trying to escape.

"Oh, no you don't, you home-wrecking little tramp!" Bobbie yells as Garcia watches in amazement. "Now I know why you weren't interested in counseling," she screams at Tony. "My god, Tony! She's young enough to be your daughter."

"I buried my daughter," Tony says, his voice cracking with emotions, anger and pain. "So let's leave BJ out of this."

"But Carly? Is this why you paid her tuition for the nursing school? Because you're sleeping with her?"

Carly, looking miserable and guilty, makes another escape attempt. "That's right," Bobbie hisses. "Run. What were you trying to do? Sleep your way into a cushy life?? I should have known what was going on when I caught you in my bedroom trying on my jewelry. Now, you're trying out my husband! You're trying to land a rich man. Is that why you're with a man twice your age?"

"It isn't like that," Carly begins. "I never meant..."

"To what?" Bobbie demands, as Tony tries to put his foot down.

"Shut up, Bobbie, before you do something we'll both regret."

"You shut up, Tony," Bobbie rages. "What is this? A mid-life crisis? I can understand that, but with her?"

"I love her," Tony says, simply.

Stunned, and knowing that Tony was being honest, Bobbie turns away, but not before saying to Carly, "I could kill you for what you've done."

Bobbie leaves, an astounded Amy, an intrigued Garcia, an interested Tom, and an outraged Audrey watching by now.

"I've got to go, Tony," Carly manages, turning away from the onlookers. "I'll call you later."

She races down the hall and to the elevator.

"Tony," Amy reminds him, when she's recovered her speech. "Mrs. Allendale is waiting-you're already late for your appointment with her." Hmmmmm

"Lasha?" Stefan asks, as a decidedly sensual Laura Spencer approaches him in a secluded part of the park.

"Yes, Darling?" she says, her eyes glowing in anticipation. "I'm back. I couldn't stay away any longer."

Incredibly, Stefan opens his arms, and Laura goes to him, their lips meeting in a long denied kiss.

"It's been far too long, my beloved," Stefan whispers. "A lifetime."

"Our daughter's lifetime," Laura reminds him.

And, in the shadows of the bushes nearby, Luke, who has followed Laura, is shocked into near speechlessness. Stefan's daughter? His little Lesley Lu? Suddenly, entirely too much makes sense. Enraged, and like a wounded bull, Luke charges from hiding.

"Laura! My god, woman!! Lulu is his?? How long......??"

Turning to Stefan, Luke finally gives vent to his fury, and throws a punch easily deflected by Stefan whose martial arts skills quickly reduce Luke to an impotent retreat.

"I should kill you now," Stefan says, evenly, "but for Lasha's sake, I won't."

Laura, meanwhile, has gone quite still, her face transfixed in horror. Suddenly, a high-pitched keening wail breaks her lips, and she sinks to her knees, arms wrapped around herself, her eyes staring, but not seeing.

"Laura?" Luke says, realizing along with Stefan that something was very wrong.

"She needs a doctor," Stefan says, moving to help.

"Get your filthy hands off of my wife," Luke snarls, gathering Laura up in his arms. He heads towards General Hospital, tears of rage and fear coursing down his cheeks.

Stefan, meanwhile, is barking orders into his phone. Then to Luke, he says, "They're expecting her at the hospital."

"They're expecting you in hell," Luke returns. "Don't disappoint them." Hmmmmm

Stay tuned!! Now that the cat is out of the bag, will Carly and Bobbie meet outside of GH??? Will we have an old fashioned hair-pulling cat-fight?? Stefan is Lulu's dad?? (Explains a lot, doesn't it?) Laura or Lasha?? Have we missed something here?? And, what's wrong with her?? Hmmmmmmm