Port Charles Update Thursday 7/25/02
Proofread by John
Alison runs into Jamal at Pizza Shack. Jamal heard about what happened
with Rafe and knows it had to be very hard for her. Alison says she's
accepted it. Jamal reminds her of all the friends who care about her
and says not to shut them out this time. She's surprised at Marissa's
arrival. Seeing Kate, she says she came to see her. She accosts Kate
and asks her to pretend they planned to meet. Kate sees Jamal and
Marissa and understands. Alison thinks there's something going on
between them. This is the second time she's seen them together. It's
just a little weird for her; it caught her by surprise. She admits she
has a hangover--her first and last. She talks about how she and Jack
spent her birthday, then Kate mentions the need to find an apartment.
Alison invites her to stay with her at Lucy's house. Kate doesn't
think that's a good idea; she's been told she's hard to live with.
Alison thinks it will be fine, and besides, she needs someone there to
take her mind off her troubles with Rafe. Kate is genuinely sorry to
learn of Livvie's hold on him, but she advises Alison to let go of the
past. Alison gets a cryptic phone call, telling Kate it's very strange
but she has to go pick up something right now. Before she goes, she
asks Kate for her answer about moving in, and Kate accepts. Taking her
own advice about not hanging onto the past, Kate calls Ian and
arranges to have a pizza with him at his place.
Marissa guesses that Alison is Jamal's ex, and he confesses to being
both the dumper and the dumpee. He got the worst of both worlds.
Changing the subject, Marissa says her mother went back home, and
Jamal was right to keep the truth about Casey from her. She would have
been devastated. Marissa adds that her mother really likes Jamal and
even said he was a keeper. Marissa is grateful for his help dealing
with the whole Casey thing. Jamal says he was just being a friend.
When she points out that he's been staring at Alison, he tells her
he's not looking for any kind of relationship. Marissa tells him to
get over himself. Jamal thinks she's giving off a vibe and he just
doesn't want any misunderstandings. She reminds him that she's just
here for a story. She might stay longer to learn more about Casey, but
she'll stay out of his way. She wouldn't want him to think she's
stalking him. When a woman claims to have just seen the hooded figure
in the park, Marissa runs to follow the lead. Flashlight in hand, she
searches for the shadow man. Jamal shows up and scares the wits out of
her. He's just trying to protect her from some crazed lunatic. Marissa
insists the shadow man is a superhero. Turning around, she sees a very
wounded man on the ground and screams.
When the police arrive, Andy questions them on what they saw. He's not
surprised to learn that the hooded avenger was seen in the area. The
latest victim is a pimp with a reputation for beating up his
prostitutes. He would have died if he had gone much longer without
medical treatment. Jamal asks Marissa what she thinks of her superhero
now, and she replies that he's not what she thought he was.
Dwelling on her deal with the Avatar and the resulting sexual
encounter, Livvie drops her glass of water and starts crying. A dark
shadow swiftly passes by and is reflected in the mirror, but Livvie
tries to convince herself it was her imagination. Then she feels the
baby again and asks herself what's happening to her. Rafe hears the
commotion and checks on her, hovering while she insists she's all
right. It's time to get ready to go to the lighthouse for dinner, but
she needs to talk to him first. She knows it's not possible, but she
swears she felt the baby move again. Rafe reminds her of what Ian told
her about her body adjusting to the pregnancy. He thinks she's just
nervous that he'll leave her, but that won't happen. As for the Avatar
story, that's just a myth. It's not real; what's real is the baby. As
he holds his hand on her abdomen and talks about what's growing inside
her, Livvie freaks out and jumps up, ordering him to stop talking
about the baby. Rafe wants her to calm down. He thinks they should
cancel the dinner with Kevin and Lucy and instead just stay home and
talk or do whatever she wants. Livvie doesn't know what she wants, but
she does know in her heart that the Avatar is no urban myth. It's in
Port Charles, and she needs Rafe to tell her the truth about what it
wants. Reluctantly, he admits that it wants to control and dominate.
Livvie wants to know whether it can reproduce. She starts thinking
about the implications if Rafe says it can. Her unvoiced questions are
about what the baby would be like. Would it be a demon? A monster? She
tells Rafe to go to the lighthouse now and she'll be there soon, after
she runs an errand.
As soon as Rafe leaves, she takes off. That thing tricked her into
thinking it was human. Now she has to find it. She goes to the pier
and suddenly notices the Avatar standing in front of her. She demands
to know what it's done to her and what kind of monster she's carrying.
Alison is about to knock on the lighthouse door when Rafe arrives on
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