By Patti G
He could have flown home to Pine Valley. He was looking forward to seeing his
family, but he needed to head home slowly after all this time away, and the bus
gave him that time. So much happened to his family after all these years. Hell, he is not the same 18-year-old kid that left all those years ago. His
was disappointed at first that he was choosing The Service instead of college.
He knew though that college was not right for him, not then. So he went and
enlisted in the Army. He wound up a Major in the Military Police. Over the years,
he was all over the world seeing things and doing things he will not ever
begin to forget. Now, though, it was time to leave and rejoin civilian life. When
he found out his dad's plans, he knew it was a good time to stand beside him.
Well, that is only half-true. He had a bigger reason for leaving the military,
one he did not want to think about, at least right now. So now Major Reggie
Montgomery heads home to Pine Valley. What lies ahead for him he is not sure,
but he does know that Pine Valley is never dull.
Emma and AJ are hanging out at the Chandler Mansion's pool enjoying a
beautiful summer day. Emma is thrilled to have AJ all to herself, and she plans
on making the most of it, especially with Miranda out of town still.
"So AJ, have you heard from Miranda since she went out West?" Emma asks him.
"Yeah, I have been texting her, and she sounds like she is
really enjoying her time out there. She is working for Erica as an assistant
while she is there. So she gets to go to meet many cool people and going to all
sorts of great parties."
Emma, of course, is jealous, but she will be damned if she lets it show. Her
mother Annie didn't raise no fools.
"I think I am going to take a nap," says AJ.
"That is a great idea," says Emma. "Is there room on that
chaise for the both of us?"
AJ scoots over and Emma lies next to him. Soon AJ is fast asleep. Emma takes
the opportunity to pull her cell phone out and snaps some "suggestive" pics of
the two of them and posts them to her Facebook page.
Out in California, while waiting for Erica to finish an interview, Miranda
checks her Facebook page and sees how close AJ and Emma have become in her
Ellie rings the bell at Opal's Boarding House. She already arranged to rent a
room there with Opal. The door opens, and Tim is standing there.
"Can I help you?" Tim asks her.
"My name is Ellie Westmore, I am new in Pine Valley, and Opal has agreed to
rent me a room here." She tells Tim.
"Yes, Opal said you would be by, and I should show you around. My name is Tim Dillon,
and I live here. I am a police officer in Pine Valley."
"Opal mentioned you would be here. I just started working at Pine Valley
Hospital. I am a nurse," Ellie tells Tim.
"Well, it sure is nice to have someone new here. Right now, it is just Opal,
Griffin, who is a doctor at the hospital, and myself. It's nice to have someone new
here, especially a woman," Tim says. "Well, let me show you your room and give you the tour."
"Great, thanks," says Ellie.
Joe arrives at The Miranda Center and asks the receptionist if Bianca is
Bianca comes out to the lobby. "Joe it is great to see you. I am so thrilled
you accepted the job as head of our medical department."
"Well, I have to say, Bianca, this is really a blessing for me. As long as I am
staying in Pine Valley, I just don't feel comfortable sitting around. Especially
with Ruth gone. The kids have been great about keeping me busy. And I enjoy
every moment I have with them and the grandkids, but a man has to do something
productive each day if he doesn't want to go crazy.
"I completely understand and that is why, along with your medical expertise, I
thought you would be perfect to do this," says Bianca.
"Well then, why don't you show me around and let me get started," says Joe.
To be continued…
P.S. I have been watching AMC since 1976 and during that time, I have had the
pleasure of sharing that experience with family, friends, and yes even my late
husband. Now however, I watch the show alone these past years and enjoy writing
my Random Thoughts article as well as this new venture Fan Fiction. I am pleased
when I see people have read my posts as it makes me feel connected to all of you
out there. Thanks for all your support. I am always happy to hear what you have
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