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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 1/15/09

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Dusty: Thank you for watching Johnny while I meet with Tom.

Josie: Oh, yeah, Johnny and I have a great time together, right? Well, we do.

Dusty: He talks about you all the time when you're not around. You like Josie, don't you?

Josie: Well, he's a great kid. Hey, don't worry, we'll find something super fun to do while your dad's in the meeting, okay?

Dusty: He's been like this all day, right, Sweetheart? He doesn't want to open up about what's wrong.

Josie: I'll talk to him.

Dusty: Thanks. I better go.

Josie: Hey, I'm really glad that you decided to work things out with Craig.

Dusty: Well, I'm trying to keep my promise to Lucy. Let's see if Craig wants to do the same.

Josie: Well, you've got the lawyers there to help you with the rough patches.

Dusty: I hope so, but you know -- you never know with these lawyers.

Josie: I thought you said Tom Hughes was fair.

Dusty: He is. Very talented. If I were Craig, I'd be looking for a shark.

Craig: Well, I'm glad I ran into you.

Tom: Yeah, well, I'm meeting a client.

Craig: What a coincidence. That's what I'd like to be.

Tom: Excuse me?

Craig: Dusty and I aren't making much progress on how to share responsibility for Johnny.

Tom: Oh, so I've heard.

Craig: And you know what family feuds can be like.

Tom: Thanks to you, I do.

Craig: Come on, I can't be the only relative you've ever fought with.

Tom: No, you're the only one that I don't care to make peace with.

Craig: I've earned that. But I also want to prove that I've changed.

Tom: I'm on the edge of my seat.

Craig: I have my son and I want him to be proud of me. And the last thing he needs is a war between me and Dusty Donovan. So I think the best thing is for the professionals to come in and just sort the whole thing out.

Tom: Are you asking me to represent you?

Craig: I am.

Tom: Wouldn't you be a little more comfortable with someone that shared your love of duplicity?

Craig: That's the last thing I want. All right, I know we've had our disagreements.

Tom: That's putting it mildly.

Craig: But I really want to do things differently. I really want to resolve this peacefully.

Tom: Well, that's exactly what Dusty wants. Which is why I've agreed to represent him.

Craig: I see. And family doesn't count for anything?

Tom: That's funny coming from you.

Craig: I know I have a lot of work to do to bring Margo around.

Tom: Uh, my advice? Don't hold your breath.

Craig: Then I'll keep plugging. I want Johnny to have a home, a family, and a life that isn't poisoned by his father's mistakes.

Tom: Well, I hope you really mean this, Craig.

Craig: I do. And I'd like you and Margo to be a part of it.

Tom: As you said, there's still plenty of work to be done. So, I'm happy to steer you towards the second-best attorney in Oakdale.

Craig: All right. I may just take you up on that.

Tom: Well, here's my client now.

Craig: Hello, Dusty.

Dusty: Craig.

Craig: Where's Johnny?

Dusty: In the lobby with Josie.

Craig: Oh, um, do you mind if I say hello?

Dusty: That's fine if that's all it is.

Craig: See? We're getting along better already.

Josie: What do you say, you want to go upstairs and play with your trains?

Johnny: I want to go outside.

Josie: I know, but the doctors want you to be extra careful right now. Maybe we can ask your dad when he gets back.

Johnny: But I want to go now!

Josie: Okay. Okay, maybe just for a minute and we'll just stay right outside the hotel, okay? All right, let's go get our coats.

Carly: Can you believe that Craig asked me to marry him?

Lily: More coffee?

Carly: No, I'm good. I think that he might actually be losing his marbles.

Lily: What did you say?

Carly: Well, I didn't say anything, really. I just slammed the door in his face.

Lily: And he just went away?

Carly: He was gone in the morning.

Lily: I can't believe he took no for an answer.

Carly: He really didn't have much of a choice.

Lily: And he didn't say anything about the loan?

Carly: Didn't have much time for that, either.

Lily: Maybe he has changed.

Carly: Maybe.

Lily: Are you reconsidering?

Carly: You know, I've had a lot of proposals in my life, but this one was by far the weirdest.

Lily: Maybe he thinks because you guys had a thing a long time ago --

Carly: Lily, that was a long, long, long time ago. And it was over like as soon as it started. And he knows I'm not stupid enough to make that mistake again.

Lily: Well, I'm just so glad that he didn't pressure you.

Carly: I'm just curious; I wonder where he got the idea in the first place.

Lily: Actually, I have a feeling it may have come from me.

Liberty: God, I have this test tomorrow on this DNA/RNA thing that I just completely don't get.

Parker: It's -- it's pretty simple.

Liberty: It's -- yeah, it's simple for a geek like you, but for me, this is like foreign. Look at that. That just is the most foreign, like -- it's not helping me with my biology problem.

Parker: Really? 'Cause it's actually helping me with mine.

Liberty: You're such a dork. We shouldn't be doing this, really.

Parker: Why not? We have permission.

Liberty: To go out, Parker, not do what we did in that bed before.

Parker: That was one of the best days of my life.

Liberty: Yeah, it was a big day for me, too. But I don't think we really want to go reliving that right now.

Parker: I do.

Liberty: Yeah, I'm kind of getting that vibe from you right now. But really, I think we got to just kind of keep it at dating for now.

Parker: Okay, well, I could throw in a DVD and we can just pretend that we're at the movies.

Liberty: That's not the point.

Parker: Well, then what is?

Liberty: Not getting into trouble.

Parker: We wonít.

Liberty: We always do.

Parker: No one's home.

Liberty: But I don't think that's the only reason we shouldn't be doing this.

Parker: What else?

Liberty: I forgot.

Parker: Really?

Liberty: Yeah.

[Knock on the door]

Jack: Parker? Carly? Hey, anybody home? Okay, I guess not. Parker, are you up there? It's no wonder he can't hear me.

Jack: Parker, are you there? Hey -- hey --

Lily: All I did was point out to Craig that if he wanted to get a judge to give him visitation rights, that it might help him if he had himself a wife.

Carly: Oh boy.

Lily: You know, to establish his credibility as a father.

Carly: Uh-huh, did you also suggest to him that I would be desperate enough to say yes?

Lily: No, of course not. I never even thought he would ask you.

Carly: I can't believe you would tell him to use any woman like that.

Lily: I didn't tell him to use any woman. It was more of a -- if you get your act together enough to settle down with a woman, that you might have a shot.

Carly: Mm-hmm. Well, I don't think it's likely that he's going to fall in love before the first court hearing.

Lily: No, but I don't think he was just scheming. I mean, you saw him the other day with Johnny at the Lakeview. He loves that little boy. I think that he honestly wants to provide a stable home for him after everything he's been through.

Carly: Yeah. Well, he deserves that.

Lily: What he doesn't deserve is Dusty and Craig going through a war to decide who's going to be the father.

Carly: Yeah, I feel for him, I really do.

Lily: Well, not enough to be his fairy Godmother?

Carly: Not if it means marrying Craig Montgomery, no.

Lily: I agree with you. But what if he doesn't give up so easily?

Carly: Uh, I guess I'll send him your way.

Lily: Oh, no, he already tried.

Carly: He did not.

Lily: He did.

Carly: When?

Lily: When I suggested it. He said why don't you divorce Holden and marry me.

[Carly laughs]

Carly: What did you say?

Lily: I said, yeah -- no! I think he's just being polite. He's much more interested in you.

Carly: Yeah, well, it's not going to happen. And you know, after the judge gets a look at his record, it's not going to matter if he shows up in court with the Brady Bunch, you know.

Lily: Yeah, I told him the same thing. I mean, minus the Brady Bunch part.

Carly: Well, he would figure that out for himself, wouldn't he, if he would just think about something, anything, for just a minute.

Lily: Since when does Craig Montgomery think about anything for a minute?

Carly: Yeah. Well, he's not going to get me on board with this. I mean, I don't even understand how he could think I would consider it.

Lily: Well, maybe because you accepted the money.

Carly: Now, Lily, the money came with no conditions.

Lily: Mm-mnh. Craig always has conditions.

Carly: Now you sound like Jack.

Lily: How furious was he when he heard about the loan? I mean, I saw his face when Parker showed up with Craig and Johnny at the Lakeview.

Carly: I don't have to tell you that Jack is not Craig's biggest fan, no --

Lily: It's kind of cute, actually. I mean, after all these years.

Carly: No, cute is not how I would describe it. I mean, can you imagine how Jack would react if I -- if I did become Mrs. Craig Montgomery?

Jack: You're unbelievable, you know that?

Parker: We weren't doing anything.

Jack: I know what I saw.

Parker: Well, we weren't doing anything wrong.

Jack: Oh no? We said you could date and two seconds later, you're jumping back in bed.

Parker: We weren't in the bed. We were on it. Liberty, wait!

Jack: Tell me what you were doing up here in the first place?

Parker: I was helping her with her homework.

Jack: By lying down in your bedroom?

Parker: I needed my laptop and I wanted her to hear a new band, so we were listening to music.

Jack: You were doing a lot more than listening.

Parker: You said we could go out.

Jack: This isn't out! Out is to the movies, or Java, or the mall! Not hitting the sheets the first chance you get.

Parker: What century is that definition from?

Jack: I am not the mood for your attitude, okay? You were supposed to stick to the rules.

Parker: Well, your rules suck! They make no sense.

Jack: Well, you don't have to like the rules, you just have to follow them.

Parker: Why? Because you said so?

Jack: Because I'm your father and you're too young.

Parker: In your opinion.

Jack: My opinion is the only thing that should matter to you. You understand?

Parker: Yeah. Are we done here?

Jack: For now.

Parker: Great, then I'm out of here.

Craig: Well, I'll leave you two to your meeting and go see my son. Just to say hello. I'll call you for that referral.

Dusty: Referral for what?

Tom: Yeah, an attorney after I said that I wasn't interested.

Dusty: He tried to hire you?

Tom: Um, he did, but I told him you were a client and I offered to just steer him another way.

Dusty: Yeah, steer him to some ambulance-chaser with a serious drinking problem.

Tom: I thought that might be a little obvious.

Dusty: I'm surprised he didn't bring in some legal hit man, some hot shot, you know.

Tom: I'll tell you the truth, I'm kind of surprised myself.

Dusty: So, where do we stand?

Tom: It's hard to say. You see, there's not a lot of legal precedent being set these days with two fathers fighting over the custody of the same child without a mother in the picture.

Dusty: So, it's up in the air.

Tom: It's really hard to say how any judge would rule.

Dusty: So the stakes are my son and his future.

Tom: That's correct.

Dusty: So what do we do?

Tom: Well, I think our best strategy is to make sure that we don't go to court.

Josie: Is that Leo the locomotive? I thought I recognized him from your coloring book. And that's coming from the station.

Johnny: Can we go see it?

Josie: Yeah, sure.

Craig: Johnny boy! Oh, where's my hug? Oh, it's good to see you. Dusty said you guys were out here.

Josie: Really? You saw him?

Craig: Yeah, in the lounge. I told him I was going to come say hello. He didn't have a problem with it.

Josie: Okay, well, you've said hello. I think we're going to go back inside. Let's go, Johnny.

Dusty: So how do we stay out of court?

Tom: Settle.

Dusty: You mean compromise with Craig?

Tom: And I think the first offer should come from you.

Dusty: Why?

Tom: You already have legal custody. So any time that Craig is allowed to spend with Johnny is coming out of your time. So, you might as well earn points for being magnanimous.

Dusty: I don't get the reasoning.

Tom: Well, it's also going to allow us to set the tone for the negotiation we donít set the bar too high.

Dusty: So what do we offer?

Tom: It's up to you.

Dusty: I don't know. It's not easy for me to offer the guy anything.

Tom: Well, you're going to have to remember that he is Johnny's biological father. And any judge is going to take that into account.

Dusty: First, Tom, I have a demand.

Tom: What is it?

Dusty: I want all the charges against Lucy dropped so she can come back.

Tom: Well, I think that's probably reasonable. What are you willing to give up?

Dusty: You mean, when can Craig spend time with my son?

Tom: That's what I mean.

Dusty: How about we start with never and get tougher from there?

Craig: Now why would you back inside on such a beautiful day?

Josie: Uh, Johnny's still recovering.

Craig: Fresh air is the best medicine. Besides, that hotel is way too stuffy, isn't it, Johnny? Tell you what, you can go ahead and take your walk and I'll just tag along.

Josie: You know, I don't think that's such a good idea.

Craig: I really don't want trouble. I just want to spend time with my son.

Josie: Well, why don't you clear it with Dusty first?

Craig: That's already in the works. Things are being worked out as we speak.

Josie: Well, that's good. It's upsetting for Johnny when you two fight.

Craig: I know. But now there's lawyers involved, they're being paid by the hour -- I don't really see this thing being fast-tracked. But I would like to extend an olive branch to you, even though you sent me on that wild goose chase so Lucy could see Johnny before she left.

Josie: Well, she was like a mother to him.

Craig: She kidnapped my son.

Josie: To keep him away from you.

Craig: Oh, I see you've bought Dusty's side of the story.

Josie: I know what I saw. It's because of you that Johnny has been separated from the woman who obviously means the world to him. So don't tell me how much you care, because I am not interested. I know that Craig never does anything out of generosity, or compassion, or any other human normal trait.

Carly: Yeah, I mean you're the one who said he seemed different.

Lily: Well, when it comes to Johnny. Everything else, the jury is still out.

Carly: So you don't think then he proposed to me out of sheer, pent-up passion?

Lily: Sorry to burst your bubble.

Carly: Well, so much for my fairytale ending. Again.

Lily: The fairytales I know don't involve huge sums of money.

Carly: No, that has nothing to do with this.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Oh, excuse me. Hello?

Jack: Where are you?

Carly: Well, hello, Jack, it's nice to hear your voice.

Jack: Where are you, Carly?

Carly: I'm at Lilyís.

Jack: Stay there. I'll be right there.

Carly: Why?

Jack: I'll tell you when I get there.

Carly: Is something wrong?

Jack: Just the brilliant decision to trust our oldest son.

Parker: Liberty! Liberty, wait up! Would you just stop for a second? Look, I am sorry. I had no idea my dad would walk in on us like that. I don't know what he was doing there.

Liberty: What's the difference?

Parker: Will you just stop?

Liberty: No.

Parker: Why are you mad at me?

Liberty: I'm mad at myself for being so stupid.

Parker: You're not stupid.

Liberty: Then why do I keep finding ways to humiliate myself?

Parker: This is not your fault. This is my fault. I had no idea my dad would be there. And I am really sorry.

Liberty: You keep saying that and it keeps happening.

Parker: Look, I wanted to kiss you. And I thought you wanted me too.

Liberty: Look, I wanted you to help me with my math homework.

Parker: Yeah, but you were into it, I know you were.

Liberty: I know and that's why I should not have gone with you to your bedroom.

Parker: So I'm right.

Liberty: I just don't see why we keep getting ourselves into trouble.

Parker: We're not doing anything wrong.

Liberty: Well, we know the rules and we keep breaking them.

Parker: Because the rules are ridiculous. They're not about us or what we want. They're about what our parents want. And why should we go by what's in their sick minds?

Liberty: Because they are our parents.

Parker: Oh, man.

Liberty: And I'm so sick of them walking in on me with my clothes half-off!

Parker: Okay, so what do we do now?

Liberty: I need you to stop pushing me.

Parker: Oh, so this is my fault?

Liberty: Yeah, well, who else? Every time we're in a room alone, you start putting your hands all over me.

Parker: You liked it.

Liberty: Yeah, but I don't want to do this anymore.

Parker: Okay, so you're saying no more sex?

Liberty: Yeah, I'm saying no more anything.

Carly: Okay, well, I think that I should probably wait for Jack outside.

Lily: Don't be silly.

Carly: Lily, this is going to get ugly.

Lily: Are the kids all right?

Carly: Well, he said it was about Parker. Who's not such a little kid anymore? I mean, he is a kid, but of course, he likes to think of himself as a man of the world. And -- oh, God, please tell me what happened to our sweet little angels who used to worship at our feet?

Lily: They were replaced by pods who look exactly like them, except they're sarcastic and capable of inflicting horrible pain.

Carly: They must be stopped.

Lily: What happened?

Carly: Janet and I agreed that Liberty and Parker should be allowed to date again if that's what they want. And Jack did not agree with us.

Lily: You and Janet agreed on something?

Carly: We did and the world did not explode.

Lily: But Jack did.

Carly: He seemed pretty convinced that they were break any rules that we set for them and it looks like he may have been right. What did I do to deserve this? No, I shouldn't ask you that. Don't answer me.

[Doorbell rings]

Jack: Hello, Lily.

Lily: Jack.

Jack: I stopped by the house and guess what I found?

Carly: Oh, um, Parker and Liberty?

Jack: Oh, that's right. In bed.

Carly: That must've been quite a moment.

Jack: You find this funny?

Carly: No. I just don't think it's an enormous surprise.

Jack: Oh, come on, Carly. Can you just admit that you and Janet were wrong to trust them?

Carly: Wait, no -- what we said was, that we didn't have a choice.

Jack: It's called discipline. You should try it sometime.

Carly: Jack, they're not criminals. They're kids.

Jack: I should've known -- I should've never let you guys talk me into this. I should've known that if you were agreeing on something, that trouble was right around the corner.

Craig: I don't want war with Dusty. I think we can work this out. But to do that, he has to agree.

Josie: He agrees with you in theory. He just doesn't trust you.

Craig: Well, he can cry me a river. Because like it or not, Johnny is my son.

Josie: Okay, here's the problem. You and Dusty keep butting heads, but the one who's getting hurt in all of this is Johnny. Johnny?

Craig: Johnny?

Josie: Johnny?

Craig: Where is he?

Josie: He was right here.

Craig: Johnny?

Josie: Oh my God, he's gone.

Craig: No, no, go back to the hotel. Look for him there. I'll look in the street. Johnny!

Tom: So you're okay with three supervised visits a week?

Dusty: As long as Craig doesn't take Johnny anywhere.

Tom: Well, that's good for an opening offer. But it's going to be difficult to keep Craig from seeing Johnny alone.

Dusty: He's got to earn it, Tom.

Tom: Well, you have a good point that he needs to prove himself. Let's hope his lawyer is smart enough to convince him that any judge is going to feel the same way.

Dusty: So what's next?

Tom: I think we wait until he gets representation, sit down at a table, and make some plans.

Dusty: That sounds good.

Tom: So as long as everybody stays focused on what's best for Johnny, we're going to reach an agreement.

Dusty: Good. I've got to go find Josie and Johnny. Keep me posted?

Tom: I definitely will.

Josie: Johnny? Hi, I was in here before with a little boy.

Clerk: Mr. Donovan's son.

Josie: Yes, yes, have you seen him?

Clerk: No, sorry.

Dusty: Where's Johnny?

Josie: I don't know. I was outside with him and I looked away and then when I looked back, he was gone.

Dusty: What? You lost him? You lost my son?

Dusty: Johnny! Johnny!

Josie: We were right over there, looking at the toy trains.

Dusty: Why did you take him outside?

Josie: He was going stir crazy, Dusty. He hasn't been outside since he left the hospital.

Dusty: So you took him out without asking me?

Josie: We were right outside the hotel. I was holding his hand and then Craig came up --

Dusty: Craig!

Josie: Yeah, he said he talked to you, that you said it was okay if he said hello to Johnny. He started to argue with me and then the next thing I know, Johnny was gone.

Dusty: Listen to me, where's Craig now?

Josie: He went to look for him, but I can't remember which direction he went.

Dusty: Well, figure it out. Because if Craig finds Johnny before we do, we may never see him again.

Parker: You're breaking up with me? We just got together.

Liberty: I can't do this, Parker.

Parker: But I love you.

Liberty: It's not helping.

Parker: Okay, look, look, look, we can wait -- we can wait a month or we can wait three months. Whatever you want.

Liberty: The truth is, I really don't need a boyfriend right now. Because I have school and SAT's --

Parker: So what?

Liberty: So there's a lot of pressure in my life right now, okay? And I'm not like you, and school doesn't come easy for me. I actually have to work at it.

Parker: Since when do you actually care about school? When you first got here, you didn't even go.

Liberty: Well, then I got to know you, okay? Listen, this is a really important year for me. I have to focus. What?

Parker: That's Johnny. What's he doing out here by himself. Hey, Johnny? Hey, dude, what are you doing out here all by yourself?

Johnny: Seeing the train.

Liberty: Parker, look out! Parker!

[Wheels squeal]

Craig: Johnny? Johnny? Are you okay?

Craig: Johnny?

Liberty: Parker?

Craig: Johnny?

Liberty: Parker?

Craig: Are you okay? You sure?

Liberty: Can you hear me, Parker?

Craig: Okay, all right, you're okay.

Liberty: He's bleeding and he's unconscious. Parker, can you hear me?

Craig: Parker?

Parker: What -- what happened?

Liberty: You got hit by car -- you almost did, but Craig saved you.

Parker: Is Johnny okay?

Craig: He's fine, he's fine, he's fine.

Parker: Okay, my head hurts.

Liberty: Don't get up --

Craig: Don't move, don't move, don't move --

Liberty: Just lay there. Its okay --

Dusty: What happened?

Liberty: He almost got hit by a car.

Dusty: You're kidding. Is Johnny all right?

Craig: He's fine.

Dusty: Well, what's wrong with you? Every time you're around, something bad happens.

Craig: Just take him inside. We'll talk about it later.

Liberty: Parker, no, do not get up.

Parker: I'm okay, I'm okay --

Craig: No, no, stay down. Just stay there until we know you're okay. Please take him inside. I'll look after Parker. Liberty, call 911. Tell him we need an ambulance.

Liberty: Okay.

Carly: Jack, would you calm down and just tell me what happened?

Jack: Okay, okay, so I had his racket restrung. I thought I'd be the nice guy and bring it by the house. When I got there, I didn't think that anyone was home, until I heard the music. So naturally, I went upstairs.

Carly: And they were --

Jack: Not yet.

Carly: But they were --

Jack: On their way, yes.

Lily: Oh, they must've been so embarrassed.

Jack: Whose side are you on?

Lily: I'm not on any sides. I'm just relating. I mean, we were all teenagers once.

Carly: The good news is, it doesn't sound like anything actually happened.

Jack: Only because I showed up when I did. Carly, did you know that they were going to be home alone?

Carly: No. I mean, Parker said that he was going to help her with her homework, but he didn't say where.

Lily: I remember that excuse.

Jack: Lily, please. I knew we shouldn't have let them start dating again.

Lily: Jack, if Parker was dating another girl, don't you think he'd try the same thing?

Jack: He might.

Carly: Jack, don't blame the kids. You know, this is just a part of growing up.

Jack: Oh, I don't blame the kids. I blame the mothers.

Dusty: I know you wanted to see the train, but you can't walk off by yourself like that.

Johnny: I'm sorry I made you mad.

Dusty: I'm not mad. I was worried about you. Promise me you won't do that again? All right, get some sleep, okay? I'll be right here if you need me.

Josie: I'm so sorry.

Dusty: What were you thinking?

Josie: I don't know. I thought maybe some fresh air -- it doesn't matter. It's all my fault. When I think about what could've happened.

Carly: Janet and I did not tell them it was okay to have sex. We told them the absolute opposite. Obviously, they're listening to their hormones and not to us.

Jack: Man, oh, man, you and Janet are sounding more alike every minute.

Carly: Is that a good thing?

Jack: Not this time.

Carly: What do you want to do? Lock them up? Send them to boot camp?

Jack: Maybe I should consider it.

Carly: Jack, we all agreed they're responsible kids. Even you. We just have to hope they act that way.

Jack: Hope? Hope is not a plan, Carly.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Hello?

Craig: Look, I don't want to you to worry. Everyone's fine, but Parker came a little too close to a serious accident.

Carly: What? When?

Craig: He's okay. I promise. The car didn't even hit him.

Carly: My God!

Jack: What's wrong?

Carly: Where is he?

Craig: We're at the hospital.

Carly: The hospital?

Jack: Who?

Carly: It's Parker.

Craig: Look, it's just a precaution.

Jack: What happened?

Craig: The EMTs in the ambulance say he just banged his head, a little.

Jack: Is he all right?

Carly: Yeah, yeah, I think so. Look, we'll be there.

Jack: Who was that? Liberty?

Carly: Craig.

Jack: Craig?

Carly: Yeah, Jack, we have to go right now.

Jack: I'll drive -- I'll drive -- I'll drive.

Lily: I'll take my car and meet you guys.

Parker: Aside from the headache, I feel fine.

Doctor: Yeah, that may linger a couple of days. Fortunately, you don't seem to have a concussion.

Parker: Can I go home?

Doctor: I don't see why not. Just take it easy for a day or two.

Craig: His parents will probably want to talk to you once they get here.

Doctor: Have me paged.

Craig: Thank you, Doctor. Good thing for you, you've got a thick skull.

Liberty: You're not the first person to have told him that.

Craig: Sorry I took you down so hard.

Parker: Are you kidding? If it weren't for you, Johnny and I might not be alive.

Craig: Just glad I was there to help.

Carly: Parker, are you all right, Honey?

Parker: I'm fine.

Carly: Are you sure?

Parker: They said I don't even have a concussion or anything.

Jack: I told you to stay the hell away from him. What were you even doing there --?

Parker: Dad --

Liberty: Saving his life.

Dusty: It's okay. It happens.

Josie: That's no excuse.

Dusty: I should've been clear. He needs to be watched all times.

Josie: I know that. That's why I was holding his hand. I don't even know how he got away. And when I realized he was gone, it was like my heart dropped out of my chest.

Dusty: I know the feeling.

Josie: I just -- I can't stop thinking about how awful it could have been.

Dusty: We got lucky. Its okay, we found him.

Josie: Well, thanks to Craig. You were right. You cannot ever trust me alone with him again.

Dusty: I didn't mean it.

Josie: I don't blame you. I don't trust myself. God, I don't know why I didn't just ignore Craig. But instead, I let him get me all worked up --

Dusty: Tell me how that happened.

Jack: Would you mind telling me exactly what happened, please?

Craig: Not at all. Josie and I were talking. Johnny wandered off. We split up to look for him and while I was searching everywhere I could think of, Parker found him in the train station parking lot. When I got there, there was a car headed straight for them. I just got them out of the way.

Parker: Dad, if it wasn't for Craig, I might be dead.

Carly: Thank you, Craig. We've very grateful.

Craig: The doctor's name and number is on Parker's release form. You just have to watch him for symptoms for the next couple of days.

Carly: Yes, we'll talk to the doctor on the way out.

Craig: I'm glad you're okay.

Parker: Thanks to you.

Lily: I'm sure they appreciate what you did.

Craig: I know.

Lily: But it's not going to get Carly to accept your proposal.

Craig: Oh, she told you about that.

Lily: You have to realize that asking Carly to marry you was -- the only word is crazy.

Craig: Well, it was your idea.

Lily: I didn't tell you to pick Carly.

Craig: Well, I figured the worst thing she could do was say no.

Lily: You're wasting your time.

Craig: I can be very persuasive, Lily.

Carly: Uh, come on, Jack.

Jack: Just a -- just a minute. Thank you for saving my son.

Carly: Do you want a blanket, Sweetheart?

Parker: Mom, I'm fine.

Jack: So, how are you feeling? Are you dizzy?

Parker: I'm fine.

Carly: Would you like something to eat?

Parker: I'm not hungry.

Carly: Oh, come on, how about a little soup?

Parker: Mom, stop.

Jack: The doctor said we should keep an eye on you, buddy.

Parker: Yeah, but I didn't hear him mention anything about smothering me to death.

Carly: Well, he didn't say not to.

Liberty: Hey, Parker, um, I'm glad you're okay, but I'll call you later, all right?

Parker: You're leaving?

Liberty: Yeah, I think I should. Thank you so much for the ride.

Carly: Hey, Liberty, why don't you stay with Parker? I'm sure he'd rather have you hovering over him than one of us.

Parker: Yeah, that's for sure. I mean, but only if that's okay with you.

Liberty: Yeah, if you want me to.

Jack: We'll be downstairs if you need us.

Parker: And you guys are really okay with us being up here alone?

Jack: Well, I'm hoping that fall knocked some sense into you. But that discussion we need to have, it's still on hold. What was that about?

Carly: Well, I think they're just surprised you left them up there.

Jack: Yeah, it wasn't easy. But seeing that Parker was almost killed --

Carly: Thank God he's all right.

Jack: Amen to that.

Carly: So could you stick around for a bit? I just want to run out to the market, in case his appetite returns.

Jack: Sure. My shift doesn't start for awhile.

Carly: Okay, good. Thanks. I'll be back in a flash.

Jack: Okay, take your time. I'll be here.

Carly: Listening?

[Jack laughs]

Jack: Trying not to.

Carly: Well, here, let me help you with that.

Jack: Hmm? Thanks.

Carly: You're welcome. I'll be right back.

Liberty: How are you feeling?

Parker: My head kills.

Liberty: Yeah, the doctor said it might hurt for a few days.

Parker: Yeah, I know. I was there.

Liberty: Hey, how about we listen to some music?

Parker: You know, that would probably hurt a lot.

Liberty: Oh, God, yeah, I'm sorry.

Parker: Yeah, we never went over your bio homework.

Liberty: Oh, Dude, I'll do that later.

Parker: Are you sure?

Liberty: Yes. Please, do not worry about that. Do you want some water? I can get you some food or something downstairs --

Parker: You're acting like my mom.

Liberty: I know. I'm sorry. I got to breathe or something. It's just -- the thought of you almost getting hit by --

Parker: I know. I know, it's weird.

Liberty: What's wrong?

Parker: I'm just cold, a little bit.

Liberty: Hey. Is that better? Wait, here, let's tuck you -- let's tuck you like that.

Parker: That's a little bit --

Liberty: How about that?

Parker: That's much better. So does this mean that you don't hate me?

Liberty: Parker, I never said that I hate you.

Parker: Well, you wanted to break up with me.

Liberty: I was so upset.

Parker: So we're good.

Liberty: We're good.

Parker: Good.

Dusty: So Johnny happens to disappear while Craig is arguing with you? And then he happens to find him just in time to save his life, quite the hero, don't you think?

Josie: Why would Craig put Johnny in danger?

Dusty: Maybe he didnít. Maybe he had someone watching him the whole time he was missing.

Josie: That's pretty despicable.

Dusty: He's done worse.

Josie: But what does he get?

Dusty: Well, we have a negotiation coming up, an agreement. And if we go to court, he's the hero and I'm the irresponsible one who let Johnny wander off.

Josie: I did that.

Dusty: No, I left him with you. Now he's got an open window to challenge me for custody.

Josie: But he said that he wanted to handle this peacefully.

Dusty: And you believe him?

Josie: Well, he seems to care about Johnny.

Dusty: He only cares about winning.

Josie: If this is true, you cannot let him anywhere near Johnny.

Dusty: Okay. Tom, itís Dusty. Remember that conversation we had earlier about compromising with Craig? Forget about it. We're going to war.

Craig: Hi.

Carly: Hi. Thanks for meeting me.

Craig: Another for me. And for the lady?

Carly: Uh, chardonnay, please.

Craig: How's Parker?

Carly: He's okay. Aside from an awful headache, he's okay.

Craig: Well, shouldn't you be clucking around him like a mother hen?

Carly: Liberty is with him.

Craig: Now, she seems like a nice girl.

Carly: Yes, yes, she does. Unfortunately for them, her mother is Jack's new wife.

Craig: Oh, well, that's why I love being back in Oakdale. Life everywhere else just seems too simple.

Carly: Anyway, um, the reason I wanted to talk to you is that I wanted to tell you I'm sorry.

Craig: For what?

Carly: For slamming the door in your face like that.

Craig: Forget about it. I would've done the same thing.

Carly: Really?

Craig: Yeah. It was stupid. I realize that now. Especially after today.

Carly: A lot of things seemed stupid after today.

Craig: I'm just glad I was there. When I think about what might have happened -- well, no parent should ever get that call.

Carly: Bryant was just a bit older than Parker is now.

Craig: When I saw that car coming towards them, all I could think of was, oh God, no, not again. Wow, sorry, I -- I didn't mean to go there.

Carly: No, it's okay.

Craig: Well, let me tell you, if anything ever happened to Johnny, that would be the end of me. And Parker's almost like another son.

Carly: Hey, it's okay. They're both fine. Thanks to you.

Craig: We both have a lot to be grateful for.

Carly: We do.

Craig: Well, if I didn't know that the most important thing in life was family before, I sure know it now.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Dusty: You're not going anywhere near Johnny.

Craig: That's not your choice.

Margo: That little alibi you coerced from Katie is about to be blown away.

Brad: If I get the chance to see to it, that Craig rots in jail, I'm grabbing it.

Craig: If I can help Katie, will you at least think about marrying me.

Carly: All right, okay, fine, I will.

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