ATWT Update Tuesday 12/9/03

As the World Turns Update Tuesday 12/9/03

By Glynis

Alison has asked Aaron to get married to him. He is hesitant but then thinks that they should get married because Lucy has moved on. They would be doing something great for their child, even though marriage is a huge step. Aaron feels that she is hiding something from him. There are times when he feels that there are a lot of things that she isn’t telling him.

Paul assures Rose at the altar that things are going to be okay. He tells her at the altar that there are a lot of things that everyone needs to hear…

…Molly makes Dusty sit and wait to see what Paul is going to do…

…Paul tells Carly that she has outdone herself getting Rose ready for the wedding. Carly looks at him strangely. This wasn’t supposed to be what happened next. Carly tells him thanks for the compliment. He wants to give credit where credit is due. They are all dolled up in their Sunday best…brushed…polished…the kids look like they walked right out of a magazine. Rose tries to stop him from talking, as he is clearly losing it. Paul ignores her, as he would like to let everyone know that all her efforts were for nothing. “There isn’t going to be any wedding today…Rose…”

…Dusty is happy with the outcome of the ceremony. He was ready to get up and shout out how Rose and he made love the night before, to make sure that the wedding didn’t happen. Molly looks up at Dusty who is sitting beside him incredulously. He was right all along by saying that the wedding wouldn’t take place…

…Barbara is at the back of the church smiling that smile that she has wanted to smile for a long time. She has fooled the policeman at the front of the church into letting her into the building to watch the wedding from the back. She couldn’t be happier at the outcome…

Jessica and Ben are on their trip. She is sulking. They were supposed to get married but that didn’t happen. Ben believes that they will be married. He is very optimistic. She loves him very much…

…The two as they are kissing when they are interrupted by a man that is staying there also. He knows that there should have been a wedding but the weather gods had another plan. They are still going to get married no matter what. They look around. The place is supposed to be paradise, but Jessica feels that she shouldn’t have expected anything more.

Alison tells Aaron that there are things that she should have told him. She says that she feels guilty about the way that his life has been going. She feels that getting married would make them feel more in control. Their parents are making the decisions for them. She feels that once married, they would feel in charge of their own lives. Also, when you get married, you have your own rights and people can’t tell you what to do. Aaron likes that idea.

Rose asks Paul what this is about. Paul has something to do and he is going to do it right there. Rose begs for this to stop. Paul tells her that she has been lying to his face. Jack tries to intervene, but Paul keeps going. He tells the crowd that the night before, Rose was blushing in the arms of another man…

…Barbara watches feeling proud about her son…

…Paul wants the truth from Rose, but he believes nothing that she says. Paul thinks that his is the biggest idiot for thinking that he could make it work with Rose…

…Dusty comes forward telling Paul that he has to shut up now and leave Rose alone. She has had enough embarrassment. Paul says that he will leave her alone for the rest of her life, so they shouldn’t worry. He tries to walk away but Rose stops him from leaving by holding on to his arm. He will not believe another word she has to say. He has listened to enough. Lily stands up for her sister and says that nothing happened with Dusty. She is sure of it. He will not listen to her now. Paul knows that he doesn’t deserve Rose and he wants to stop this whole sideshow, as it is finally over. He tells everyone to go home and find someone else to laugh at. He has officially retired from the circus. Rose just whimpers.

Ben talks to his new friend as Jessica serves them some drinks. Their new friend leaves…

…Jessica asks for forgiveness for being so sad. She thinks that she should look on this differently. They are going to be married that night. She has no care for the way that the place looks. She will marry him in any condition. Ben wants to go and get a minister…

…The visitor returns offering to get a minister for them…

…Ben and Jessica leave and will return later…

…The man will see about them getting married.

Aaron likes the idea of getting married. They have been through other things that seem worse than this. He thinks that he should ask her properly to marry him and he gives the proposal. She agrees to marry him and they both laugh about it. This is insane. They have to find a way to tell their families, but should they do that now? They will return to the wedding and announce it.

Paul asks why everyone is so quiet. Paul says that everyone should be cheering. This is America!

Lucinda is fed up now and tells Paul to take his spectacle elsewhere. Everyone starts leaving but Paul shouts for the crowd to sit down! Paul asks Rose if she knows what he gave up to be with her. He gave up his home and his family and he let people down to be with her. HE was blinded by love and an attachment to a woman that gave him nothing…

…Dusty knows that if Paul loved Rose he wouldn’t have put her in this position and Dusty heads forward and is stopped by some men…

…Lily asks Paul to stop now, but it seems that he has more to do…

…Rose is crying now and can’t believe that this is happening to her. She loves him so much and begs him not to do this to her. She loves him so much. He loved her too…once, but not anymore. He looks down at the wedding ring and holds it in front of her. “With this ring, I do not thee wed.” He drops the ring on the floor before her and walks out of the ceremony, back down the aisle to the front of the church…

...On Paul’s way out of the church, Barbara greets her son telling him that he was magnificent. She smiles lovingly up into his face. He looks at her blankly and walks by, and out of the church…

…At the altar, Rose turns to her sister and sees that there are two of them looking back at her. Something is terribly wrong with Rose but she has no idea what. Before she can say anything, she suddenly falls to the floor. The guests mill around her to see if they can help the fallen bride…

…Bob comes forward with Chris to look at Rose. They call an ambulance. They have to get her to the emergency room. Rose doesn’t move and her eyes are closed. Suddenly she opens them saying that she is scared. The twins hold hands. Rose is breathing and awake but she is not moving.

Paul has made it home. He stands in the dark, but then decides to turn on the lights. He goes to pour himself a drink but first decides to have a swig at the decanter. Now he pours himself a drink and he sits on the couch, and then lies on the couch staring at the ceiling.

Rose is on the stretcher and she is then pushed out of the church. The guests exit behind the stretcher…

…No one sees Barbara who has been hiding behind the door the whole time. She couldn’t have asked for a better outcome if she had planned it herself…

…Molly is the last to leave the church. She turns once to look at the altar and then she leaves.

Ben is dressed for his wedding and so is Jessica. She has flowers in her hair. They are outside and they walk slowly to each other till they meet face to face. They are outside and she takes his arm as they head into the room together. They turn to look and find the most beautiful room ever. It has been decorated with flowers and is the most beautiful room that they could have imagined for their wedding. The room is beautiful but not as beautiful as Jessica is…

…The man that they have befriended enters the room and starts singing for them…

…A woman enters with a bouquet and she offers it to Jessica, who takes it from her. This is the wedding that they have dreamed of. The couple head over to the minister. They stand before him, as the woman remains behind as a witness to the blessed event. Ben looks at his bride and she smiles back at him…

…The minister asks the bride and groom if there are things that they would like to say to each other. Ladies first. “You are an old fashioned guy…I think the word is gallant…you have a deep kindness in you…you have a patience that doesn’t seem to exist in this world. You have been incredibly patient with me. You stayed…When lesser men would have guarded their wounded pride…you tended to my wounds instead. When I pushed you away, you knew I didn’t mean it because you see me. You see my soul. You know that the person…the face that I show to the world isn’t the person inside. You take care of that inside person. You nurture her and you soothe her doubts and kiss away her fears. You heal her and tonight I want to thank you for that. I want to promise that if you should ever need it, I will do the same for you because I love you, and I will treasure you for the rest of my days.” Ben talks next…”I never felt…more grateful to God and filled with his grace than I do at this moment. You talked about my healing powers, but never underestimate yours. You breathed life into me. I resigned myself into an existence where my passion was my work and you changed that. You changed everything. I promise you that I will never take you for granted. And…I promise that you have my whole heart. Now, and always…” Ben actually has his hand on his heart as he speaks.

Rose is at the hospital now and they are trying to stabilize her. Is this an allergic reaction? Rose may have ingested some poison. Her blood is being screened. Hal is gone now but they may have to work with the police. When was Rose poisoned? The doctors can’t do anything until they know more. Lily would like to see her sister but not for long. Dusty would like to see Rose but Lily shouts, “NO!”…

…Dusty says that he was the one that said all along that he was the one that thought that something like this would happen. Dusty is sure that Paul poisoned Rose…

…Carly remembers that they had champagne before the wedding. They all had the champagne but Rose had her own glass. They have to find the bottle…

…Barbara hears Carly and Emily talking and she rushes from the hospital…

…Lucinda talks to Lucy who is with her date. She looks so pale. Lucinda orders Clark to take Lucy and get her some food…

…Jennifer asks Emily about Rose. Emily tells her that Rose is critical and may have been poisoned. They have no idea if Paul knows this or not.

Paul gets a call. The phone is ringing and ringing. He reaches for the receiver and answers to Jennifer who sounds a little out of breath. She tells him that she is glad that she found him as there is something that she has to tell him. There is an emergency and he needs to know about it. Jennifer tells that Rose as collapsed at the church and things are bad. Rose may not make it. Jennifer keeps talking but no one is answering…

…Paul has grabbed his coat and is out the door in a flash.

Lucy and Clarke are at the diner and they can’t believe that this has happened to Rose. Lucy knows that Rose must be confused. A wonderful person that you thought was in your life suddenly disappears. Fairy tales just don’t work out in life. Clarke knows that you have to find the right person for you and that doesn’t always happen. If it does, you should grab onto that person and never let them go. Clarke goes to get them a shake to drink…

…Lucy suddenly decides to herself that Aaron should know this news.

Alison and Aaron arrive at the church and find that everyone is gone. They find the bouquet and feel that is strange. Aaron feels that they should go to the reception and give the good news to everyone about their getting married. Alison has a change of heart. Their parents are having a good time and this shouldn’t be the time to tell that they are going to get married. Aaron feels that she may be right. They should plan their wedding first. They don’t even know how to plan a wedding. Alison has no clue either how to do this.

Ben and Jessica are married and they dance closely to music. They want to perform a toast and they get some champagne and pour. “To…my wife…my passion for life.” They clink glasses and drink. Their wrists are intertwined. Jessica has a toast. “To my baby girl Bonnie. I wish that she could be here to see how happy her mother is.” Ben would like to dance some more and they dance and dance. They are going to dance until they run out of music. They don’t need music. They have the waves, the wind and the trees. They have everything.

Lily holds her sister’s hand and calls to her. She knows the woman is a fighter and she has to fight. Lily needs her there. Rose lies with her eyes closed an d she doesn’t move…

…Paul arrives at the hospital and asks for Rose. Dusty grabs him and throws him up against the counter. “You poisoned her you son-of-a-bitch. Didn’t ya?”

Someone has arrived at the church and has a suitcase. That person takes the glasses and the bottle of champagne from the dressing room where Rose was changing…

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