“Postpone the Party, We Can’t Miss It!”
~~~Michael Reese-Waiting Room-7:40 am ~~~
Mr. White exits Miss Scarlet’s rooms and walks down the hallway. Mr. Boddy, Colonel Mustard, and Mrs. Peacock pass him, neither stop to acknowledge he’s there…
~~~Madame Rose’s Tranquility Gardens-Rose Garden-1:50 am GMT~~~
A woman dressed in light pink, jewel studded, shawls sits contently on a stone bench, her legs crossed.
“What brings you here, Sir Black?” she asks in a relaxed and calm voice. Prince Azure stands near the Rose Garden entrance. Sir Black sits on the bench in front of the woman… The woman is Madame Clairell Rose…
“I just wanted some time away from America…” Sir Black says
“But that is not true.” The woman says, “You have deep, dark secrets. Deadly secrets.” She closes her eyes and begins thinking, “I see blood, all over the floor of a great building. And in your hand is a bloody candle holder…”
“What?” Sir Black starts sweating, “Why would you see something so ludicrous?”
“Because it happened.” Madame Rose says
Sir Black looks up at the puffy white clouds; they roll across the sky…
~~~White Cottage-Master Bedroom-8:37 am CST~~~
Mrs. White enters and goes to the closet. She begins to take her clothes out and stuff them in a suitcase. She sees a pair of red high heels in the back of the closet… they are all too familiar to her.
“How did he ever meet that tramp?” she rolls her eyes, taking the rest of her clothes from the closet. She goes to the dresser and takes a garbage bag out of the front of the suitcase. She throws all her jewelry in the bag. After cleaning out her dresser of all her things she goes to the kitchen.
~~~White Cottage-Front Yard-Meanwhile ~~~
Mr. Yale pounds a sign into the front lawn. Mrs. White comes out with her suitcase and various garbage bags. She puts them in the car and walks over to Mr. Yale.
“What are you doing?” she asks
“Read the sign.” He says
The sign reads ‘EVICTED’.
“Evicted!” Mrs. White looks in awe around the rest of the neighborhood. Every house has the sign in their front lawn, “I… I don’t understand.”
“South Cicero now belongs to Thallo Green. He is building a spa in place of this.” Mr. Yale says
“You can’t!” Mrs. White shouts, “I raised both my children in this house!”
“It looks to me like you had no intention of staying here.” He points to the suitcase and bags in the back seat of her car.
“I’m just having marital problems.” Mrs. White says, “Have the neighbors agreed?”
“Agreed to what?” asks Mr. Yale walking away from the sign
“Have they agreed to let you take over the neighborhood?” Mrs. White asks
“There’s no agreeing, it’s happening.” Mr. Yale says, “Good day.” He leaves moving to the next house
~~~Boddy Mansion-Study-1:38 pm ~~~
A tall man with white hair sits before Mr. Boddy’s desk, which Mr. Boddy sits behind.
“Well, Mr. Auburn, I’m sorry, but my Uncle’s whereabouts are currently unknown.” Mr. Boddy says
“John, you see, as Sir Black’s lawyer, I need to know anything… was there any clues he gave as to his whereabouts?” the man, Mr. Damien Auburn says
“I’ve told you everything.” Mr. Boddy says, “Maybe a trip to Michael Reese would do you good.”
“How so?” asks Mr. Auburn
“Because the last person to see my uncle is there.” Mr. Boddy smirks.
~~~Green Estate-Library-3:25 pm ~~~
Mrs. White sits in the armchair in front of Thallo Green.
“What Mr. Yale told you was correct.” Thallo says, “I own South Cicero and my son will be building a Luxurious Spa Resort in place of it.”
“You honestly think you’ll get away with scamming so many people?” asks Mrs. White angrily
“My dear, I already have.” Thallo says, “Stay for dinner, maybe we can chat this out.” Mr. Green takes out a wad of hundred dollar bills.
“I don’t want your filthy money!” she shouts, “I want my home to stay where it is!”
“Oh it will, underneath 22,000 tons of concrete and wood.” Mr. Green chuckles, “I always win Beryl.”
“You won’t!” Mrs. White shouts, “I’ll see to that myself.” She opens her purse and takes out a flask, she drinks it, “I’ll win this fight!”
“You’d better get your things out of your house in the next two weeks.” Mr. Green says, “Or I’ll plow it over, with, or without you inside.”
Beryl puts the flask back in her purse and stands up, “I’ll show myself out. But if you think I’m gone for good, you’re mistaken. I’ll be back… with my lawyer!” she slams the library door.
~~~Meadow-Brooke Close-Terrace-3:41 pm ~~~
Mrs. Meadow-Brooke tries to relax on the terrace, her mind racing. Across the Terrace Miles is talking with their Grandson whom they are raising. His name is Shane. Suddenly Jayne’s cell phone vibrates on the table.
“Sebastian.” Jayne exclaims
Shane walks over, happy to know that his father is on the other end.
Jayne face changes from joy to horror in seconds, “Oh no! Are you sure?” there is a pause, “We’ll be there as soon as we can!” she hangs up
“Grandma, what’s wrong?” asks Shane in a weak voice
“Miles get our passports, we’re going to London!” Jayne says, “We are going to have to put our troubles behind us and act as if nothing ever happened.”
“Why? What’s wrong?” asks Miles with a rare moment of concern
“It regards Lucy.” Jayne says grimly…
TO BE CONTINUED