By Patti G
Zoey Carson sits in the apartment she has shared with her
mom all her
life. Now it is all packed up with stuff either being donated to
charities or set to be stored till she figures out where she is going.
Las Vegas has been her home all her life, and while she loves her job as
a blackjack dealer at the Season's West, she is thrilled that they
found a position for her at the Season's East in Pine Valley. Zoey has
never been to the East Coast, and the only time she has heard of Pine
Valley was reading Erica Kane's autobiographies. Well, one thing is for
sure, she would never be meeting any of those exciting people Ms. Kane
writes about in her books. Now with her mother gone, Zoey is all alone
in the world.
The shift manager is giving Zoey the tour of the Casino and going
over the schedule when she accidentally bumps into a handsome young man.
"I am so sorry," Zoey says.
"Not a problem," answers the young man.
The shift manager tells Zoey that they are all done, and she is to
report for work that night at 8 p.m.
Zoey is on her way out of the Casino when she "runs" into that same
"Are you new here?" asks the young man.
"Yes, I am new to the casino and, in fact, new to Pine Valley," she tells
him. "I am actually on my way to look at an apartment. So far, I have had
no luck finding anything."
The young man tells her that he might have an idea. He lives at a
really nice boarding house run by a wonderful woman named Opal. If she wants, he
can call Opal and find if she has any rooms available. Zoey
says that would be great.
The young man tells her it is no problem. "And, by the way, my name is
David just stares at Barnett not believing what he just told him.
Barnett looks at David and tells him he knows this must be a big shock
to him. Especially now that he knows Angie and David are friends.
"I am sorry that it took me so long to confide in you," says Barnett.
"I just wasn't sure if I believed you might be able to help me and it would be worth the risk of revealing my identity," he tells David.
After getting over his initial shock, David asks Barnett if Angie
knows? He has not always been close to her, but doesn't remember anyone
mentioning Angie had a brother.
Barnett tells David Angie has not actually seen him since he came to
town; and even if she had, she probably would not have recognized him
since he has been gone since he was 17 years old. She was only a few
years younger than he was when he left home.
David finally has to ask Barnett what happened to him that he has
stayed away all these years and changed his identity?
Barnett sits back and asks David if he has some time to hear the
whole story. Then he can decide what he wants to do as far as taking him
on as a patient and, for the time being, keeping his identity a secret.
Please send any comments to
Page updated 5/25/13
Back to the Main
All My Children