BAY CITY FOREVER




This is a work of fan fiction, written by Rochelle Theresa Brown for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. All characters not invented by me are the sole property of Procter and Gamble Productions.
BAY CITY FOREVER is rated PG-14 for an occasional mild expletive.
This work is under copyright.

EPISODE 72



SCENE ONE
(The scene is Iris's apartment in Chicago. Iris is on the phone)
IRIS: No, that's not really a good idea. (Pause) I know, but you'll be better off waiting awhile. (Pause) It's essential that nobody recognizes you. (Pause) Remember the trouble we went through to plant that story, Lydia.
(Screen splits in two. Iris is on the left-hand side, Lydia on the right)

LYDIA: Yes, and I appreciate everything you're doing to help me get Carl back.

IRIS: Please don't take this the wrong way, Lydia.

LYDIA: Take what the wrong way?

IRIS: My primary goal is breaking up Carl and Rachel. How she could ever have put him in Daddy's place, I'll never understand.

LYDIA: And if Carl and I get back together, both of our goals will be reached.

IRIS: Exactly.
FADE OUT


SCENE TWO
(The scene shifts to Peggy's bedroom. Peggy is on her bed, talking on the phone)
PEGGY: Actually, I am more interested in getting back at Josie. Remember, she's the one who posted that rumor about my Dad.(Pause) Maybe we can find something about her past that she'd rather keep in the past. (Pause) Do you know what her name was before she got married? (Pause) Watts. Got it.
(Screen splits, and we see that Peggy is talking to Edith)
EDITH: I just thought of someone who'd probably be willing to help us.

PEGGY: Who?

EDITH: I'll have to talk to him first, but believe me, he's also got it in for Josie (pauses for a second) and Joe.

PEGGY: Great! Listen, I have some homework to finish. I'll talk to you tomorrow.
FADE OUT


SCENE THREE
THE NEXT MORNING
(The scene shifts to Grant and Cindy's dining room. Grant and Cindy are eating bacon and scrambled eggs.)
GRANT: Don't forget, the custody hearing is today.

CINDY: And?

GRANT: And I expect you to be there.

CINDY: Not unless you tell me what Cecile was doing here the other day.

GRANT: I told you, we had business to discuss.

CINDY: Really? What kind of business was it that you couldn't discuss at your office. Remember, City Hall,Mister Mayor?

GRANT: Cecile needed to discuss something with me without any interruptions.

CINDY: Ever hear of telling your staff that you don't want to be disturbed?

GRANT: Cecile didn't want to take any chances. Now look, Cindy. You're my wife, and I need you to trust me.

CINDY: Yes, I'm your wife, and since we got married again, we've made love a grand total of once. Once, Grant! That doesn't make me feel very much like a wife!
FADE OUT



SCENE FOUR
TWO HOURS LATER

(The scene shifts to THE JASMINE GARDEN. Two women are seated at a table, eating spareribs and egg rolls and drinking tea.)
WOMAN # 1: Bonnie Bennet? Isn't she the little girl who was hit by a drunk driver a few months ago?

WOMAN # 2: Yes, and she'll be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life.

WOMAN # 1: That poor little kid.
(They eat and drink silently, thoughtfully, for a few minutes)

WOMAN # 2:The announcement will be made this Saturday.

WOMAN # 1: Yes, I know. I just hope
FADE OUT



SCENE FIVE
(The scene shifts to the squad room at the 2-3. Toni and Josie are standing near the coffeepot, drinking coffee and eating powdered donuts.)

JOSIE: You remember Rain Wolfe?

TONI: (nods) The little girl you and Gary wanted to adopt.

JOSIE: Yes. She came into our lives right after I had that miscarriage.

TONI: Damn Chip Rayburn! He's caused us, and Joe so much trouble. JOSIE: Yeah. No wonder Grant named him as his Deputy Mayor. TONI: I just hope Cass wins the election. But what were you starting to say about Rain?

JOSIE: I've been thinking about her a lot lately. It's been awhile since I've heard from her or her grandmother.

TONI: Oh, I'm sure they're both fine.
FADE OUT



SCENE SIX: CLOSING SCENE
NINETY MINUTES LATER
(The scene shifts to a courtroom. Jamie, Cass and Grant are inside, facing the judge, a man in his late thirties who is going prematurely bald. Donna and Marley are sitting together. They look rather tense.)
JUDGE: We are here to determine the custody of the minor child, Kirkland Harrison. Now you, Mr. Harrison, are the boy's biological father, is that correct?

GRANT: Yes, Your Honor.

JUDGE: And you are representing yourself in this matter?

GRANT: Who better to speak from the heart?

DONNA: (whispers to Marley) What heart?

JUDGE: And you, Mr. Winthrop, are representing Dr. James Frame?

CASS: Yes, Your Honor.

JUDGE: I'll hear your side first, Mr. Winthrop. First of all, what is the relationship between Dr. Frame and the minor
(The door opens. Steven and Kirkland enter the courtroom)
FREEZE FRAME