Provided By Stephanie
Belle: Should have thrown it harder, I guess. Whatever Philip and Cynthia did is still on this tape. Poor Chloe. But at least what they did is in the past. What Shawn and Jan did... thatís forever. Mom.
Marlena: I have been so worried.
Marlena: All right. All right. Tell me what happened.
Belle: I will. I mean, I want to, but now that you're here, I donít know how. I donít know how to tell anyone, Mom. I donít know what I'm going to do.
Shawn D.: It would be our secret -- yours and mine and Belleís. She wouldnít say anything, and at least she would know in her heart that I wasnít unfaithful to her.
Jan: Shawn --
Shawn D.: Please? Just let me tell her the truth. You and I never had sex.
Jan: No. No one can ever know the truth about this baby. Shawn, promise me you wonít tell Belle. I know what you're thinking. If you tell Belle the truth, you can get her back. You're sorry you ever offered to help.
Shawn D.: I never said that.
Jan: But itís how you feel. Admit it. You want out, donít you?
Victor: I wanted to tell you that I'm transferring Austin Reed to the Hawaiian division.
Nicole: What the hell are you talking about? Austinís not going anywhere. I need him.
Kate: Why are you being so coy? Itís obvious to everyone. You are in love with Austin.
Nicole: She is crazy, and so am I to even think about going after Austin. I donít love him, and he sure doesnít love me, not that any man ever will.
Nicole: Oh, yeah. Victor says he loves you, but letís face it, Nicole, hmm? When it comes to you, that man will never put his money where his mouth is -- never.
Sami: I'll get it. [Ring]
Victor: Let me speak to Austin.
Sami: Oh, just like that? What happened to, "hi, Sami. How you doing? Whatís going on?"
Victor: Put him on.
Sami: Here. Austin, itís Victor.
Austin: Oh, thanks. Uh, hello.
Victor: Itís Victor, and I've got good news for you, Austin. I've decided to shake up the Hawaiian office, and to that end, you're going to be heading up the operation there.
Austin: I see. Uh... so are you -- you're asking me if I want to be transferred?
Victor: Not asking. Itís done. Effective immediately.
Austin: I'm sorry, sir, but I canít go.
Sami: What do you mean, you canít go?
Belle: I'm so afraid to say it out loud, mom, to put it into words.
Marlena: Itís okay. Just take your time.
Belle: Itís about Shawn and me. I donít know how I'm going to tell you this.
Marlena: Come sit down. Come on.
Marlena: Take a deep breath. Thereís no rush. You just take your time. Now, you said it was about you and Shawn.
Belle: On the island, when we were on the island, I thought that we were so in love. We had so much fun together. We just we spent every second together, you know, holding hands, being boyfriend and girlfriend, you know? It was so amazing because I felt so safe with him, and it seemed so right. But now... I have this terrible news to tell you, and... I know how upset you're going to be.
Marlena: It sounds like you're saying you think you're pregnant.
Belle: No, no, no.
Marlena: But you were saying -- you said that you and Shawn were getting together, even though you had promised to wait.
Belle: I did wait, but Shawn didnít.
Marlena: What does that mean?
Belle: He slept with someone else when we were on the island, Mom, and sheís pregnant. She is going to have Shawnís baby.
Shawn D.: Thatís not true. I donít want out. I made a promise, and I intend to keep it.
Jan: But you donít want to because you're in love with Belle. It killed you to have to tell her you got another girl pregnant.
Shawn D.: Thatís not -- thatís not the issue now.
Jan: Yes, it is. You're sorry you ever offered to help.
Shawn D.: Would you just stop talking like that? Jan, you are bringing a new life into this world. You're even thinking about having him or her adopted. At least, thatís what I'd hoped for. That was -- that was the goal. But itís not about us anymore. Itís about that child inside of you having every opportunity in this world to live a healthy, normal life. You made your decision, and I made mine, and I am prepared to take on the consequences.
Jan: What about Belle, though? It sounds like you still want to tell her the truth.
Shawn D.: Of course I want to tell her, Jan. Why would you think I would want her to believe that I would do this to her? I love her, okay? And I know how hurt she is.
Jan: All because of me. I feel so guilty.
Shawn D.: Oh... it -- it -- itís not your fault, okay? Donít -- itís just the way it is. Come on. Donít think like that, all right? Just focus on the baby and staying healthy, 'cause thatís what this is all about. Thatís the only thing that matters.
Jan: I wish I was strong enough to deal with this on my own, but... itís just too hard. I promise I'll try not to be so needy.
Shawn D.: You canít help it. Itís a tough situation, for you more than anyone.
Jan: I couldnít go on without you, Shawn.
Shawn D.: You donít have to. I'm here.
Jan: You're sure you're okay with this?
Shawn D.: Yeah. I'll be fine. And so will you, and... so will your baby.
[Door opens] [Door closes]
Mrs. Spears: Why am I not surprised?
Jan: We were just talking, Mom.
Mrs. Spears: Of course you are. What else would you be doing in your condition? Actually, I'm glad you're here. Since you're the Don Juan of Salem High, you might as well know what the plans are.
Shawn D.: Plans?
Mrs. Spears: Here, take a look.
Jan: The Maternal Haven Center?
Mrs. Spears: Tasteless, isnít it? But I guess itís better than calling it what it really is -- a home for wayward girls. Actually, itís also a school, Jan, and I knew you'd be thrilled to hear that, since you just live to study.
Jan: I donít want to look at this.
Mrs. Spears: Well, you're going to be doing a lot more than looking at it. You're going to be living there. I think the Maternal Haven will be ideal.
Victor: I donít understand, Austin. I was sure you'd be happy with the transfer.
Austin: Well, uh, you were wrong.
Victor: Well, perhaps you havenít given it enough thought.
Austin: Uh, no. I'm sorry, sir. Actually, I have given it and Hawaii is where I-I -- I just donít want to be right now, you know? I'm not ruling it out, since you obviously feel that it'd be good for the company, but if it happens, and, I mean -- I mean, itís going to have to wait, you know? Nicole and I have the Permalash account and other accounts and projects that we've been working on, and I just wouldnít feel right leaving until we've closed on those deals.
Victor: I appreciate your conscientiousness, Austin, but this really isnít up for discussion. You're going to Hawaii ASAP. I'll talk to you in the morning.
Victor: Permalash, huh? Who does he think heís kidding? This is about Nicole. Heís even more of a threat than I realized, but not for long.
Victor: You're going to be mine, Nicole, and Austin be damned.
Austin: Donít start.
Sami: Thereís nothing to say, is there? You've obviously decided that you're going to be making all the decisions in this relationship, and maybe I should just shut up and go be the subservient little woman that I obviously am.
Belle: Do you remember when I told you that Shawn was always having these private conversations with Jan?
Belle: Yeah. At first, it really bothered me, but Shawn would say, "I'm just being a friend" or "she just needs to talk." He never gave me the impression that there was something more going on, and I knew that Jan had been having a rough time lately, so... I didnít make a big deal out of it.
Marlena: Well, you trusted him.
Belle: Yes. Itís so weird, Mom. Itís not like we were fighting or he was pushing me to have sex and I was saying no. You and I talked about this. You know he wouldnít have gone to someone else because I didnít give him what he wanted. Shawn was the one saying we shouldnít rush things. And not only that, but... he was so romantic. He said he loved me, and... the way he said it, the way he looked, how could he have slept with another girl? And -- and he got her pregnant.
Marlena: Belle... honey, I wish I had some wise words to help you make some sense out of this. I donít. I have known Shawn since he was born. I canít imagine why he would be so irresponsible, not just towards you, towards himself and towards... Jan.
Belle: I canít imagine it either. Itís bad enough feeling so incredibly hurt inside, but to feel like such a stupid fool on top of that --
Marlena: No, no, no. We will not do this. Belle, you are a kind, loving person. You're trusting, you're caring. Well, you've never -- you've never been stupid or foolish at all, and this -- this is no reason to start feeling that way now.
Belle: You know what I think the worst part is? I believed every word he ever said to me, and I loved him, mom. With all of my heart, I loved him.
Shawn D.: I know I should probably stay out of it, but I canít.
Mrs. Spears: Ha ha ha ha ha. No, you're not very good at staying out of it, are you?
Shawn D.: Look, I just -- this place -- the whole idea. How can you even consider sending your daughter there?
Mrs. Spears: Consider? Itís a fait accompli. Oh, and you'll be glad to know that the Maternal Haven Center is also a placement agency, so the moment your babyís born, they whisk it off to a loving home -- no fuss, no muss. And when you get back, nobody has to know a thing. They'll just assume that you lost the weight...finally.
Shawn D.: So thatís it? Thatís how you plan on solving this whole problem?
Mrs. Spears: Oh. Did we hurt the little sensitive boyfriendís feelings?
Shawn D.: No, itís just that when you say that no oneís going to know, well, people already do.
Mrs. Spears: What? Who?
Shawn D.: My parents, for one thing.
Mrs. Spears: Yes, I know. You already told me that. Who else? Who else knows? What, have you been blabbing about this? Are you proud of this?
Jan: Would you just chill, Mom, okay? He only told his girlfriend.
Mrs. Spears: His girlfriend? You're more pathetic than I even thought.
Shawn D.: Would you stop talking to her like that?
Mrs. Spears: Coming from the boy who knocked her up? Tell me, is that other little tramp you're sleeping with pregnant?
Shawn D.: Oh, you know what? You have no right to talk to me like that.
Mrs. Spears: No right? You come into our lives, turn them upside down, and you tell me I have no right? You better shut your mouth or I'm going to whack you one, and you -- you better get upstairs and start packing because we are leaving first thing in the morning.
Man: We're here, sir.
Victor: Indeed, we are. All right, I think I've anticipated everything that should or could happen, Davis, but execution is crucial. Are you clear on what you have to do?
Davis: Yes, sir, I am.
Victor: All right, then go ahead.
Victor: It'll work. It has to.
Austin: It is hard thinking of you as boss lady when you are wearing that dress. Who is this ravishing creature?
Nicole: [Laughing] Oh, he does make me laugh.
[Knock on door]
Nicole: Davis. What are you doing here?
Davis: Mr. K. asked me to bring you this. Itís from one of your favorite stores and one of your favorite...
Nicole: Designers. Yes, I, uh... I see that. Whatís this all about?
Davis: Itís about a very special night that will only get better as the evening progresses, so spruce yourself up and be downstairs in a half an hour. Your escort will be waiting.
Nicole: Oh, really? Well, you know what? You can just tell Victor to forget it, because "A," I am tired, and "B," I donít accept last-minute invitations.
Davis: You're too young to be tired, and itís only last-minute because inspiration works on its own timetable, not ours.
Nicole: Oh. So you've been coached, havenít you?
Davis: And I'm also supposed to give you this. [Music box playing]
Sami: Not for one second have you considered what I need or what I want or how terrible it will be for me to stay in Salem and put up with the situation with your mother, who -- who hates me so much, she wishes me dead, and your brother, who, I'm sure, even in his coma, was having dreams of ruining my life. And you want me to put up with these two people who I canít even be remotely happy around because you think itís right to stay? Austin, please try to understand, when they're around, I canít even breathe. I-I wake up in the morning and I canít even look forward to my day. Donít you see that if I stay here with them it'll kill my spirit?
Austin: Sami, nothing can kill your spirit unless you let it.
Sami: What self-help book did you read that in, Austin, that you make your own happiness and that no one has power over you unless you let them? Well, I think thatís a bunch of bull. Obviously people have power over other people or there wouldnít be wars.
Austin: Okay, I'm not exactly sure I understand the logic there, but I donít want this to be a war between you and me, so letís table it now.
Sami: Table it, like you win and we donít move.
Austin: I just said I donít want this to be a war, so what -- what -- what would I win? What am I trying to win? I'm trying to make you understand that in order for us to do something as huge as move so far away, we both have to at least like the idea, Sami, and if you canít understand that, then there is something wrong with our relationship.
Sami: Are you saying that you donít want to marry me?
Austin: Look, I'm saying, Sami, if we canít get along now when we havenít even had a wedding, then maybe we shouldnít get married at all.
Marlena: I wish I could take away the pain.
Belle: It helps just having you here, Mom.
Marlena: I know how hurt you are and how disappointed. You're beginning to express some doubts about the world, about relationships. I donít want you becoming cynical, not about love.
Belle: Itís men I'm becoming cynical about, Mom.
Belle: You know, I think I'm beginning to understand how you felt when you first heard about dad and Hope.
Marlena: Oh, Belle. Thatís the last thing that I wanted you to understand. The last thing.
Mrs. Spears: Move it. Get upstairs now.
Jan: Mom, please, I-I canít leave home. Everything and everyone I care about is in Salem. I canít do this alone.
Mrs. Spears: You wonít be alone. You'll have all the other sluts to keep you company.
Shawn D.: Donít call her that again.
Mrs. Spears: And you, telling me how to speak in my own home? Who do you think you are?
Shawn D.: Well, I think I'm a decent person, which is more than I could say about you.
Mrs. Spears: How dare you? Get the hell out of my house!
Shawn D.: Oh, you know what? Thatís not a problem. I-I'm leaving. Letís go. Come on.
Jan: What do you mean?
Shawn D.: Well, I'm not letting her send you away, and you canít stay here with her, so you're moving in with me.
[Music box chiming]
Nicole: How beautiful. And all the skill that must have gone into making it --
Davis: The expense was considerable, but this was a labor of love, so the artist didnít count the cost. His sole concern was the lady he made it for, his only desire to bring her joy.
Nicole: Please tell Victor thank you, and I will keep his gift in a place of honor, but I am too tired to go out tonight, so if you will excuse me, I really need to get some sleep.
Davis: Thereís just one other thing. The song was from the heart. Mr. Kiriakis says, and this is a quote, "if my past words have closed your heart to me, perhaps this will open it."
Davis: Itís not a copy. Itís authentic.
Nicole: I've only read about this. Only a tiny handful of people in the world have a priceless object like this. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that Victor -- that I -- tell Victor I will be down in 15 minutes.
Davis: As you wish, Miss Walker.
Davis: Mission accomplished. I'll wait, escort her down when sheís ready.
Victor: What put it over the top? Was it the egg?
Davis: It was.
Victor: I knew it.
Nicole: Only Victor would have done something like this. Heís not done yet. If I know Mr. Kiriakis, he has more planned for tonight, and I will be ready, looking my breathtaking self. Oh. Oh, why did I tell him I'd be down in 15 minutes? Ooh!
Sami: So you're calling off the wedding now?
Austin: You're not listening. I said, okay, if you think that I am trying to win, or if you would consider making such a huge move to Hawaii, knowing full well that itís not what I want, then something is fundamentally wrong, and before we get married, we should sort this out, donít you think?
Sami: Austin, all I have ever wanted is for us to be together, peacefully and happily, without interference from negative, destructive forces like your mother and Lucas. Thatís why I want us to start somewhere fresh where we can have new friends in a positive and upbeat place. We can focus on raising Will and just being in love. So when you said you wouldnít move, I tried to come up with a compromise, and then you said you would go.
Austin: No, no, I never said I would go. I said I would think about it because I love you, that the least I could do was give it some serious consideration. But, Sami, know this, okay? I'm not going to be pushed, and I'm not going to be manipulated.
Sami: Now you're confusing me with your mother, Austin. I have always been up-front with you about this.
Austin: Okay, well, I will be equally up-front with you, okay? After Lucas is feeling better and after I finish this project with Nicole, if moving to Hawaii still makes sense, then maybe we will. But get this straight, Sami. This is my career thatís on the line here, okay? And if we move, itís gonna be my decision and not yours!
Austin: Arenít you going to say something?
Sami: Well, I donít know how to respond. You've never spoken to me that way before.
Austin: Well, Sami, you're direct, straightforward. I just assumed that you would prefer people to be the same way with you.
Sami: Well, direct is one thing, Austin, but being yelled at is something completely different. It makes me feel like you hate me.
Austin: Would you stop? You know I donít hate you. I mean, you and Will -- well, you're my family. You're everything to me.
Sami: When you yelled at me like that, it hurt my feelings and made me feel bad. But it did kind of make me more attracted to you.
Sami: Well, you know, when you're all strong and rough and tough, it just kind of makes you sexy. You know, like you're going to drag me by my hair to your cave -- which wouldnít be a bad thing as long as your cave has a bedroom.
Austin: Well, what cave would be complete without one? Ugh. Ugh, ugh.
Sami: Okay. Then start dragging.
Sami: So, shall we, uh, go back to bed?
Austin: Mmm...I canít. Work. I have a deadline.
Sami: Come on, work is so boring.
Sami: So, Austin?
Sami: Have you ever thought about doing this with...
Austin: Doing this with, um... music? Sound effects?
Sami: No. With Nicole.
Victor: Oh, you're late.
Nicole: And you're hiding something. I can see it in your eyes.
Victor: You can start the car, Davis.
Nicole: Um, thereís something you need to know before I go anywhere with you. I appreciate the gifts.
Victor: Obviously, or you wouldnít be here.
Nicole: But I am not for sale, and this evening is not -- I repeat, not -- going to end up between the sheets.
Victor: All right.
Nicole: All right? Thatís it? Thatís your total reaction?
Victor: Nicole, I want to talk to you tonight. There is no other agenda. I know you may find that hard to believe, but itís true. I love you, Nicole. Thatís what tonight is about. You have no reaction to my saying that I love you?
Nicole: Words come easy to you, Victor. Feelings are another story, at least when it comes to me.
Victor: I see. Well, Philip certainly had a reaction when I told him I was no longer going to allow his emotions to impact my love for you.
Nicole: You told Philip you love me?
Victor: I did, because itís true. And I'll say it again. I love you, Nicole. And if you'll let me, I'd like to spend the rest of tonight proving it to you.
Austin: I canít believe you. Why would you bring up Nicoleís name while we are kissing? I mean, come on, talk about a mood killer.
Sami: Austin, you were the one who killed the mood. I was trying to seduce you, and you wanted to go back to work. And donít tell me itís because you have some deep and abiding interest in mascara.
Austin: No, itís because I have a job to do, and I care about doing it well. I mean, canít that be a valid enough reason? Why do you have to be so suspicious?
Sami: You're right. Why do babies cry? Why do dogs bark? I canít help it, Austin. Thatís just the way I am. I donít trust Nicole Walker, and it hurt my feelings when you rejected my advances.
Austin: You know how I feel about you, and I want you on my arm for the whole world to see. Okay, so you know what we're going to do? I got an idea. I'm going to take you out, so I want you to get dressed.
Sami: You have time to take me out for a night on the town, but you donít have time to make love to me?
Austin: We could do both. All right? So, got an idea. We'll go out now, and then we'll do the bedroom stuff later.
Sami: I get both?
Sami: I love you so much, Austin.
Austin: I love you, too. Now I am going to... go get myself presentable.
Sami: Ha ha ha.
Sami: I've got to get to Victor, make sure that creep doesnít cave on me. I'm sorry, Austin, but we are moving, whether you like it or not. Yeah, um, in Salem. Tuscany, please. If you wonít listen to me, you are going to get orders from Victor, because he knows all the dirt that I have on your old ho of a mother, and I'm not afraid to use it. [Sighs]
Sami: Maggie, itís Sami Brady calling. I need a quiet table for two. Yes, tonight.
Marlena: I wish I could just take you away somewhere, away from the world until you feel strong enough to face the world again.
Belle: You really do understand.
Marlena: I really do understand.
Belle: You know, the only thing thatís getting me through all this is something you said to me way back before Puerto Rico when we were arguing about sex.
Marlena: What was that?
Belle: You said that I should never feel so insecure that I would rush into something just to hold on to someone.
Marlena: Because you deserve the best, and you must wait for it.
Belle: I couldnít have admitted this before, but those words came back to me later on when Shawn and I -- when he wanted to be together that way. Even though I felt so much love for him, what you said to me made me feel like it was okay to say no. And I thank God for that, because I know that would have been the biggest mistake of my entire life. And no matter how terrible it gets at school when everyone finds out about Shawn and Jan, at least I will know that I didnít give myself to a guy who treated me so badly. I can hold my head high because of you, Mom. I thank you for that. Thank you for loving me so much.
Belle: Someday when I have a daughter -- if I do -- I hope that I am as great of a mom as you are.
Marlena: I have never been prouder to be your mom.
Mrs. Spears: You are not taking anybody anywhere. Now get out!
Shawn D.: I meant it. I want you to come to my house.
Jan: You'd do that for me?
Mrs. Spears: Did you hear me? Get out!
Jan: Shawn, you're amazing. I-I -- no. No, I canít, not after everything you've already done. I couldnít ask you to.
Shawn D.: You didnít ask. I'm offering. We have a spare bedroom, and my mother will know how to take care of you and give you the love you need.
Mrs. Spears: Oh, is that supposed to mean I'm a lousy mother and that I donít love my daughter? How dare you? How dare you?! And you -- if you step one foot out of this house, you are not coming back, because I will not let you in. If you leave with him right now, you are no longer my daughter.
Shawn D.: Are you all right?
Jan: She means it. If I leave, itís for good.
Mrs. Spears: That is for damn sure. Now why donít you tell this horny little creep to hit the road? Now.
Jan: I just have to pack a few things. Will you wait?
Shawn D.: Of course.
Mrs. Spears: Apparently you havenít understood a word that I have said to you, young lady. I am your mother! I am your legal guardian! Jan Marie Spears, do you hear me? If you go with him now, you're going to ruin your life and his! I will see that the two of you suffer! I will personally see that the two of you get what you deserve!
Nicole: I meant what I said, Victor. I am not going to compromise myself for you. Not ever again.
Victor: Believe me, Nicole, after tonight, it will never even cross your mind that I'd ask you to do such a thing.
Nicole: All right. I'll go to dinner with you, but thatís all.
Victor: [Thinking] Oh, no, Nicole, thatís not all. Thatís just the beginning.