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Episode #12660 ~ Stefano is furious when Chad betrays him; Ben realizes Abigail has lied to him once again; Nicole scores a major victory over Serena & Xander; Theresa puts her plan into action to gain Brady's sympathy.
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Xander: [Sighs] Can I help you?
Theresa: You're not supposed to be here, in the house.
Xander: No, I'm not. Shall I run out and cower in the back hedges?
Theresa: If victor found you here--
Xander: Are you gonna rat me out?
Theresa: Not if you do something for me.
Nicole: Hey, yourself. Is this a gorgeous day or what?
Brady: Um, yeah, it is.
Nicole: Where's your degenerate cousin?
Brady: Little more specific, please.
Brady: Why would you want to see him? Isn't he the last person you'd want to see?
Nicole: No. This is gonna be fun. Special delivery for the thug, and he is gonna hate it. Make some popcorn. This should be a good show.
Abigail: [Clears throat]
Ben: Oh, what happened to breakfast smoothies?
Abigail: Forget that. I'm eating for two now, so I think I'm gonna enjoy it.
Ben: So am I.
Abigail: These are my great-grandma Alice's recipe.
Ben: Really? Well, they look fantastic. So do you.
Abigail: Hey, wait. No, I don't want your pancakes to get cold.
Ben: You are such a romantic.
Abigail: Hey! I have to save something for the honeymoon.
Ben: Mmm. Well, here... is something for the wedding first.
Abigail: [Gasps] Ben!
Stefano: Ah, you should be outside on this gorgeous day.
Chad: It's 90 degrees and we have a take-over opportunity in German telecom.
Stefano: What is Abigail doing today anyway?
Chad: I have no idea today or in the future. You need to move on and let it go, okay?
Stefano: The future of this family depends on her.
Chad: Well, the DiMeras have stumbled along for centuries without the help of Abigail Deveraux. I'm sure we can manage.
Stefano: We cannot.
Chad: I don't know. I just--I find it really hard to believe that--that what she brings is so crucial.
Stefano: What she brings is--
Chad: What she brings is so crucial to our well being and survival that it has you in this much of a state?
Stefano: Do something for me, will you, please? Act like a DiMera, damn it, or get the hell out!
Chad: Wow. Uh, from zero to disowned in 60 seconds. You're bluffing.
Stefano: Try me.
Chad: Look, father, look, I'm sorry, all right? I do respect you. It's just it's all a little nuts, right? I mean, if you want to just sit down and we can talk and go over the company books and you can see that we're really okay.
Stefano: You think everything of value is in the books?
Chad: No. I do get that our family has... other resources.
Stefano: My dear son, you need to be with Abigail.
Chad: You want me to go after a woman for a piece of land. That's crazy.
Stefano: Were you born yesterday?
Chad: In this century, it is crazy to go after a woman for a piece of land.
Stefano: Do it for yourself, Chad, huh? Go after the woman that you love!
Ben: They do quick weddings.
Abigail: Yeah, they--they do. I could get married in a sequined wedding dress. What about you?
Ben: I'll wear whatever you want me to wear.
Abigail: Full Liberace?
Ben: If that's what makes you happy.
Abigail: Well, maybe we can get one of those big limos with the hot tub in the back, you know? It's perfect. It could be like a drive-thru wedding and a portable honeymoon.
Ben: I'll make a call.
Abigail: Ben, are you serious?
Ben: Honey, I want to marry you today, and I will do whatever you want to make that happen.
Eric: You were in there with my grandma.
Serena: Yeah, um, they're just drawing her blood right now, but I'm sure you can go in after.
Eric: How's she doing?
Serena: Well, when I was in there, she told the nurses that they don't know how to make the bed, she offered to go down to the kitchen and make soup 'cause they can't seem to find flavor. She's Caroline.
Eric: Yeah, thanks to you. I mean, if you hadn't been there after she had her stroke...
Serena: Really, you've got to stop thanking me, okay? I'm just glad that I could be there to help. I, uh, I got to run. I've got a meeting with the head of research here. Make sure that I can still have access.
Eric: Wait. You're staying in Salem?
Serena: If--if that's-- you--you said that you were okay with it before.
Xander: What can I do for you? Do you have some hedges that need trimmed?
Xander: Got any weeds that need pulled?
Theresa: Sounds messy and a little painful.
Xander: No, I'm living the dream.
Theresa: Oh, yeah, which is waiting for victor to scowl and humiliate you in front of everyone, hoping he doesn't kick you out?
Xander: I didn't say it was a sweet dream.
Theresa: No, I was talking about my life. We're both on a leash, you know. I mean, every day I wake up and I think, "god, is this gonna be the day that I say the wrong thing or step the wrong way and they take my son away from me?"
Xander: They can't take your kid away. No, of course they can.
Theresa: You know, I just-- sometimes I want an out. I just--I need to--to get away. I need someplace where I can go and just hang out and have somewhere no one's watching me.
Xander: I know the feeling.
Theresa: So maybe that's what you could do for me. We could go out later and get a drink.
Brady: Did you let him in here?
Xander: Leave the girl alone, Brady. I let myself in. It's 90 degrees outside. I needed something cold to drink.
Nicole: Ooh. I know the movie playing in your head.
Theresa: Well, that's just random and weird.
Nicole: You think that one's your knight in shining armor?
Xander: I have work to do, so...
Nicole: No, no, no, no. Mm-mm. Not yet, thug. I'm here for you.
Nicole: You've been served. [Chuckles] I've always wanted to say that.
Brady: It was a beautiful delivery.
Nicole: Thank you.
Xander: The hell is this? A civil suit?
Nicole: Here's my formal complaint. I don't need a criminal conviction to take your evil, highlander ass to court for what you did to me. I can't put you in jail, but I will take you for every dime you have.
Nicole: Yes! Every dime you have today!
Xander: You can't do this. I get a chance to prepare or--
Nicole: You didn't get an official notice earlier this week?
Nicole: That's weird. I mean, the court would have sent a process server.
Brady: Might have to check the gate. The guards are directed to duck subpoenas.
Xander: Ah, so you're in on this too?
Brady: No, not at all. I'm just enjoying the hell out of it.
Xander: You set this up so I'd have to lose.
Eric: I haven't changed my mind. I'm fine with whatever you decide about staying.
Serena: Good. I mean, you probably don't have to worry about running into me. I'm gonna be eyeballs deep in neural disorder research 24/7 for the next six months. There's a big grant deadline, and I'm writing the proposal.
Eric: You better be careful or you'll end up being a patient here.
Serena: Don't worry. I'm--I'm tough.
Eric: I'm not... worried, I mean.
Serena: [Chuckles] Yeah, um, okay. Well, I-I-I better run.
Abigail: So... quickie wedding in Vegas and then straight to Santa Monica for the rest of our lives?
Ben: Why not?
Abigail: Uh, you know... Chad said you told him that we were moving away.
Ben: I was trying to make a point.
Abigail: Well, I told him that that wasn't true. I mean, we didn't agree to that at all. I didn't say anything like that. Listen, Ben, it's not-- it's not just a-- it's not okay for you to just tell people stuff like that when it's not settled, you know? I-I mean, I said that I would think about it, but that's it. And now--
Ben: I'm sorry I jumped the gun.
Abigail: Okay, but why did you? Listen, Ben. Chad is out of my life, okay? And that's true no matter where we are. We don't need to run across the country to Santa Monica or go to Vegas for a quickie wedding. Okay? Why would you think I would want that?
Ben: You'd look cute in a little sequined wedding dress right now, and soon--
Abigail: Ben, what? "Soon" what? Soon...soon I'm gonna be huge? Is that what you were saying?
Ben: Baby, you are going to look gorgeous for the entire length of this pregnancy. Every minute. I didn't mean that at all. I just thought maybe you'd feel more comfortable. And who knows how you're gonna feel down the road soon and--
Abigail: Hmm! Nice save...almost. Ben, what's going on, really? I mean, are you-- are you embarrassed about how this looks or something?
Abigail: Is that what it is?
Abigail: Are you embarrassed about how it's gonna look for me to be pregnant in a wedding dress, walking down the aisle?
Abigail: Are you ashamed about this?
Ben: Of course I'm not asha--
Abigail: Listen to me! I'm not! I want to get married here with my friends and my family in my hometown, okay? I'm not gonna run away like I'm embarrassed or something.
Ben: Okay, babe, I'm sorry, okay? Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. I just want to get married soon.
Abigail: [Sighs] I know, Ben. I want that too. I just-- I mean, we have time. We can get married here. We can do it right.
Ben: Then we will. This will be your dream wedding. I promise.
Stefano: You and Abigail are in love.
Chad: And since when does that matter to you?
Stefano: Listen to me, would you, please? You are my last child, Chad. You understand that? My only son. I want you to be happy.
Chad: Happy? Right. As in running around with a stupid grin on my face? Because that is a look that inspires confidence in the boardroom.
Stefano: You think that I don't see the pain under this bravado?
Chad: You want me to admit it?
Chad: Yes. It's hard, and I wish it were different, but Abigail has made her choice.
Stefano: Not with her heart.
Chad: She says she loves Ben, and I will respect that.
Stefano: Why? It's a stupid choice!
Chad: You just can't let this go, can you?
Stefano: Never, because I know I'm right. You understand? You and Abigail are destined for each other.
Chad: Okay. Okay. Let's find out.
Stefano: Finally. A man.
Abigail: Normally St. Luke's is booked up, like, way in advance 'cause, you know, it's St. Luke's. But I figured it out. It doesn't have to be a weekend wedding. We could just grab a day. My mom's gonna work on that now. And, you know, if it's an early-evening wedding, then that way people that work can still make it, and also the kids will still be awake. Oh! And I want Ari to be our flower girl.
Ben: Yeah, she'll be cute.
Abigail: She'll be so cute. Could you just imagine? I think she's old enough to get it, right? Well, even if she's not, I mean, it doesn't really matter because people are just gonna love to see her walking down the aisle, throwing those petals, and-- oh, my god! You know what I could do? I could have Ciara and Ari. That would be perfect. Ciara gave me such an earful about that at will's wedding. Oh, my gosh, she actually used the phrase "bucket list." God, that kid. Although, by now, she'll probably want to be, like, my bridesmaid or my maid of honor or something. Do you think that Jordan could make it?
Ben: Huh? Yeah. I think--I think so, with warning.
Abigail: See? This is why it's so good that we're doing this in advance.
[Cell phone rings]
Abigail: Ugh, I have to get this. Sorry. Hello?
Chad: Thanks for picking up. I need to see you, right now.
Abigail: Uh, this minute?
Chad: I know it's rude or whatever, but trust me, it's crucial. Please, don't blow me off.
Abigail: Uh-huh. Oh, all right. Uh, I'll leave in five minutes. I'll be there as soon as I can. Okay.
Abigail: Well, that was the hospital. Apparently I forgot to pull some stuff for the quarterly report for the foundation.
Ben: They need you right now?
Abigail: Yeah. My mom's busy with Horton center this week, and I promised her I would do it. I have to go, but... I will be back as soon as I can, okay? I'm sorry.
Nicole: I filed a suit. I don't know what happened after that. It wasn't up to me to serve you. This part was just fun for me, and a little something for your scrapbook.
Xander: I can't be forced into a trial this afternoon. I still have some rights.
Nicole: So do I! You tell it to the judge and let him decide who was more violated! You should be in jail! But this is some consolation. And you want to know the best part?
Xander: No, thanks.
Brady: I do.
Nicole: The burden of proof is much lower for civil damages. Preponderance of the evidence, not proof beyond a reasonable doubt. I will win this, Xander, and I will not take dirty t-shirts as payment.
Xander: Well, I don't have any money.
Nicole: Oh, well, then you better do a really good job on victor's prize roses 'cause you are gonna need a big, big loan.
Xander: And you'll just stand by and watch family--
Brady: Don't, hey, don't. Don't you pull that family card with me. You know you should be in jail for what you tried to do to Eric and Nicole.
Nicole: See? You're getting off easy. I'll just leave you miserable and broke for the rest of your life.
Ben: The old Abigail tracker. Where are you, honey?
Abigail: I'm here.
Chad: Yes. Thank you for coming. I know this isn't how you expected to spend your morning. I hope Ben isn't too upset.
Abigail: You said it was crucial.
Chad: For you, it is.
Abigail: Why? Chad, I'm getting married.
Chad: I know, I know. And you don't want to think about me or my family. I get it. That's why you're here. We're gonna make sure you never have to worry about the DiMeras again.
Eric: Short meeting?
Serena: Oh, they just gave me a mountain of data to sift through, but it didn't take long. I, uh, I need to get home and get started.
Nicole: You're not going anywhere yet, red. You have been served. Ha! [Snorts] That's never gonna get old.
Serena: You're suing me?
Nicole: It's a good thing you still have a job, huh? Well, I'll see you in court, almost immediately.
Serena: What? That's--that's in an hour! That can't be!
Nicole: And yet it is. See ya.
Theresa: All right. Tate's probably good for another hour or so.
Brady: That was a long nap.
Theresa: Yeah, well, we got up early. You know, actually there's a nest of little baby bunnies out by the south patio, right underneath it, so if you get up early and get out there right before sunrise, you can catch 'em in their home. Tate loves them.
Brady: I'll bet he does.
Theresa: Yeah. Them and the channel 4 traffic guy, you know, with the crazy hair. It's so weird. I don't know which one's a bigger hit, but they both get him to do that belly laugh he's been working on.
Brady: Um... [Imitates baby laughter] Something--something like that?
Theresa: Yeah, wow. That was special. That's the one.
Brady: Listen. Um, question for you. What was going on with you and Xander earlier?
Brady: Oh, he was awfully quick to defend you.
Theresa: He was just telling the truth. I didn't let him in here.
Brady: What's your plan, Theresa? You trying to use him to make me jealous or something?
Theresa: Oh, please. Come on, Brady, I'm not that transparent.
Brady: Well, he's dangerous. He's not a good guy. I wish victor would throw him out on his ass, but since that's not gonna happen anytime soon, I would advise you to stay away from him.
Theresa: Yeah, of course. Listen, I mean, he just waltzed in here like he owned the place.
Brady: Yeah, I'm gonna remind him about that. Listen, I have to go to court because I have to make sure that Xander behaves himself when Nicole wins.
Brady: And I know he's itching for payback.
Theresa: Yeah. Well, I'll see you later.
Eric: Serena. Serena, wait up.
Serena: It's now. I have to be in court.
Eric: Let me help. I mean, I can help you get a lawyer.
Serena: There's-- there's no time. I don't--I don't know-- I don't know what--
Eric: Okay, okay, you know what, I can come with you.
Serena: You don't have to.
Eric: Serena, you can barely put a sentence together. Nicole's gonna roll right over you.
Serena: Why would you mind that?
Eric: Listen, I don't think this is the right way. I mean, I understand, but she's not gonna get any peace from--
Xander: You enjoying the mess you've made?
Serena: Oh, his and hers subpoenas.
Xander: No, it should only be you. You put me in this position. I will not be the one--
Eric: Xander, you back off.
Serena: This is your own fault.
Xander: Nicole wants to humiliate you. That's the real reason this--
Serena: Oh, come on!
Xander: You had to go after lover boy here. Now she wants payback. I'm the collateral damage.
Serena: Actually, she wants payback for almost dying, and that is all on you.
Xander: That is an ugly rumor and it's not true, so--
Eric: Okay, why don't you just save it, Xander?
Xander: She's the one--
Eric: We--she's not the one that I heard outside the crawl space when you left me and Nicole to die.
Xander: If you'd done your job in the first place, none of this would have happened, and you know it!
Eric: I think it's time for you to leave.
Chad: [Clears throat]
Stefano: Abigail, my dear.
Abigail: Hello, Stefano.
Stefano: Can I get you some breakfast, something?
Abigail: No, no, I'm fine. Thank you.
Chad: So, Abigail, you're probably wondering why I called. My father insisted. In fact, he's suddenly consumed with the idea that I should be happy, and the only way I can be happy is if you and I get married.
Abigail: I-- Chad, I--
Chad: No, that's a-- that's a lie, by the way. That's just what he says. Stefano really wants us to get married so he can get his hands on your fortune.
Abigail: Well, that's weird because I don't have a fortune.
Chad: Oh. You will.
Abigail: I don't understand. I have some money that my father left me, but it isn't much.
Stefano: This is not the time or the place.
Chad: This is exactly the time and the place. Did you know that Bridget is really sick?
Abigail: Bridget? My nanny Bridget from Ireland?
Chad: Yeah, she's not doing very well.
Abigail: Yeah, I know that. Her daughter wrote to me and told me that she was sick. How did you know? Chad, how did you know that?
Chad: My father made it his business to know... because of a piece of land that Bridget's family left her that is worth a bundle. In fact, I'm told that it's a very unique piece of property about ten different ways.
Stefano: Come on, Chad, huh? Please, do not be foolish.
Chad: It's critical to the well being and solvency of my family. We have to have it, and she's left it to you.
Chad: In her will.
Abigail: You've seen her will?
Stefano: Can't you see how you have upset Abigail, huh? Needlessly!
Abigail: I'm not upset. I just don't understand how you know all of these things.
Chad: I'm sorry. I thought you knew that part already.
Abigail: I have to call her. I have to--who cares about--
Chad: Abby, Abby, Abby, stop. Look, I understand that this is hard... to hear while you were planning your wedding.
Abigail: You want her land? My god, do you think that I would ever, ever part with anything that she gave me?
Chad: No, of course you wouldn't. And now that she's made that clear, my father will find another acquisition. And you will never have to be bothered by any of us again.
Chad: The DiMeras. My father...me. Thank you for coming. You have a wedding to plan.
Abigail: We're getting married here, Chad. We're staying here like I said.
Chad: Well, I'm sure your family will be very happy about that.
Abigail: Yeah, I'm gonna need their help with the bab-- with the...[Clears throat] Baby. I'm having a-- Ben and I are having a baby.
Eric: Serena, are you going to say anything?
Serena: What is there to say? The second that Nicole walked into the courtroom, I knew exactly what was gonna happen. Didn't you?
Eric: Yeah, kind of. Hey, you know what? Why don't we go to the pub, catch your breath?
Serena: No, I need to-- I need to work. Need to work day and night apparently, as if I wasn't already on a deadline.
Eric: Yeah, $250,000 is a big settlement. I'm sure you're worried.
Serena: I have it. I mean, I can--I can pull it together.
Eric: What, from the diamond sale?
Serena: Right. Look, I know--I know that it sounds bad, but that money was gonna help me get back on my feet.
Eric: Serena, those are blood diamonds. It's not gonna fix anything.
Serena: Yeah, well, lucky me! It'll all be gone!
Serena: Leave me alone!
Brady: Well, I shouldn't be long, so don't take Tate anywhere, okay? Right, just--just wait till I get back. Thank you.
Nicole: All these official stamps giving me official bank. [Softly squeals] We should celebrate.
Nicole: Champagne...for me. And club soda for you. Lots of limes and twist.
Brady: No twists. I'm driving. Wow, you--you're almost giddy. What--
Nicole: Yes, of course I'm giddy! These should-have-been felons are gonna pay.
Brady: Well, one might, Nicole, but Xander's broke, but Serena may have made off with the money from the diamond sale.
Nicole: Then maybe he will go to jail, right? I mean, if you can't pay your debts, you go to prison.
Brady: In Dickensian England, maybe, but not so much anymore.
Nicole: The judge will make an exception. You heard what he said.
Brady: Nicole, don't get your hopes up on this one. It sounded more like a scare tactic. Look, I think you've had your fun and you should just probably just let it--
Nicole: No, no! Xander... Xander is gonna pay. One way or another, he will.
Brady: Hey, hey. What's going on with you?
Nicole: I still can't turn the lights off.
Brady: What? What do you-- what do you--what do you mean?
Nicole: I'm a grown woman, Brady, and I sleep with the lights on, and whenever I get in an elevator or I'm in some small space, I still--
Brady: Okay, okay, okay, okay. Hey, um... that's normal. That's normal. It's--it'll just get better. Okay?
Nicole: Yeah. It will. I've been frightened by professionals in my life, and this is child's play. He won't. Xander won't win.
Brady: No, he won't because you got him.
Nicole: I did.
Nicole: I did.
Brady: Who knows? Maybe tonight, you'll sleep a little better.
Nicole: Thank you.
Brady: Don't worry.
[Door slams closed]
Theresa: I-I heard. Brady called.
Xander: [Grunts] Couldn't wait to spread the good news, huh?
Theresa: No, he just wanted to tell me he'd be gone all afternoon.
Xander: It's blood from a stone. I don't have the money.
Theresa: Yeah, you don't have it, you don't have it. What can they do?
Xander: Throw me in prison.
Xander: Yeah. The judge threatened. Something tells me I won't get much backup around here.
Theresa: Well, you know, not everyone here is against you.
Xander: You know, this day... started off so easy.
Theresa: Well, maybe I can help you feel better.
Abigail: Thank you.
Chad: Are you sure? Is Ben really--
Abigail: I took a paternity test. I had to be sure.
Chad: But there was a chance that it--
Abigail: It's... it's Ben's.
Chad: Must have been hell wondering. That's why you were so upset at the hospital, because you didn't know.
Abigail: Yeah, I'm very glad to have it settled now.
Chad: I bet. Wow. Well...congratulations, Abby.
Abigail: You already said that.
Chad: I mean it. Aw, you're gonna be such a beautiful mother. I hope you and Ben are happy.
Abigail: I know you'll be happy too.
Stefano: You arrogant imbecile! Do you have any idea what you just cost this family, huh? Huh? You are gonna pay dearly for that little stunt of yours! Believe me!
Serena: I'm--I'm sorry. I should not have snapped.
Eric: No, no, no, it was a hard day.
Serena: I know that you think my money is tainted... because of where it came from. And I'm not--I'm not proud of what I did or how I got it, but, you know, I honestly thought that if I could just use that money to turn my life around that, I don't know, maybe some good would come of it. Or maybe that's just an excuse. I don't--I don't know.
Eric: Okay, you know what? You don't have to figure it out this second. Come on, let's go.
Serena: No, you don't have to.
Eric: You know what? You need some help, right?
Serena: Isn't the--isn't this attractive?
Eric: Listen, you don't have to be--
Serena: Eric, I don't need a pity party, okay? I'm fine, really, I'm fine.
Eric: Well, I'm not. Courtroom was intense. And listen, I need someone to talk me down. One beer and lunch.
Serena: Okay, but I'm buying while I still can.
Theresa: Hold me tighter. Tighter. Oh!
Theresa: [Grunts] Get off me, you pig! Let go!
Xander: [Grunts] Oh, it's like that, is it?
Brady: Get off of her!
Stefano: Are you proud of yourself, huh? Huh? You think that that was the work of a man?
Chad: It was the work of this man, so get used to it. I'm not gonna let you blindside the people of this town anymore. Do you understand me?
Stefano: Who are you, huh? Obviously you are not a DiMera.
Chad: You know what? Maybe I'm not. I've lived most of my life without this family and your sick, manipulative schemes. It wasn't an easy life, but it was mine.
Stefano: Clearly that's what you want, all right? So get the hell out.
Chad: Fine. Sounds like a plan.
Stefano: And stay out! And, no, I do not mean "take a walk." Leave this house, because you are a disgrace to this family.
Ben: Hey. Get everything done you wanted to?
Abigail: Hey! Uh, yes, I did. Sorry it took so long. It was a lot longer than I expected.
Ben: It's okay. I should've come with you. I could've helped.
Abigail: Oh, no, it's okay. You know, just...it was a lot easier for me to do myself, rather than explain everything.
Ben: Aw, well, I'm a fast learner. And I'm interested in everything you do.
Abigail: Next time.
Eric: You know, we can always dine and dash.
Serena: Oh, I'm not that broke yet.
Nicole: The day is young.
Eric: Can you give it a rest, Nicole?
Nicole: Are you sticking up for her? She almost killed you, too, you know. You could've filed your own lawsuit.
Eric: Yeah, well, you've got that front nailed down.
Nicole: Don't feel sorry for her. Time to pay up.
Xander: You bloody idiot--
Brady: Did he hurt you?
Brady: Did he hurt you?
Theresa: No--thank god you were here.
Brady: Just breathe.
Brady: You're all right. You're all right.
Theresa: I'm gonna call the cops on that psycho.
Chad: Keep 'em coming.
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