“The Scent of Murder”
~~~Peacock Residence -Kitchen -3:04 pm~~~
Mrs. White enters to see Mrs. Copper and Mr. Tenné fixing up snacks.
“I’m going to run a couple errands.” Mrs. White says
“Make sure to be back in two hours.” Mr. Tenné says, “The guests are supposed to be here at 5:30, and we all know they’ll come earlier.”
“Why else is Mr. Boddy here…” Mrs. White mumbles.
~~~Peacock Residence Grounds -Tennis Courts -3:07 pm~~~
Captain Mist eyes the doors leading to the Library. He sees the silhouettes of Colonel Mustard, Mr. Boddy, and Senator Peacock. Captain Mist walks over to the doors and peers in. The men exit.
Captain Mist throws open the doors and enters, closing the doors behind him. He enters the hallway outside the Library to see Colonel Mustard close the Billiard Room door. Captain Mist cautiously enters the hall, but backs behind a tall plant as Mrs. White comes out of the kitchen and exits the mansion. Captain Mist climbs the stairs and reaches the top landing.
~~~Peacock Residence-Hall -3:09 pm~~~
Mrs. Copper comes out of the kitchen with a serving cart and begins to place bowls on the tables against the walls. Mr. Tenné comes from the kitchen with wooden box full of silverware. He sets it at the end of the table and opens it.
~~~Peacock Residence-Drawing Room-3:12 pm~~~
Colonel Mustard fingers a marble statuette on the fireplace mantel. Evelyne flips through a gossip magazine; being bored she flings it at the coffee table.
“How are you feeling, Colonel?” asks Evelyne
“Fine…” Colonel Mustard says, “Why?”
“After the guilt of murdering Alice’s late husband…”
“What?” Colonel Mustard shouts, “What are you saying?”
“It’s quite obvious!” she says, “I’m surprised you didn’t see this coming anyway…”
“You can tell anyone!” Colonel Mustard says, “It was an accident! He fell from the bookcase while we were arguing.”
“Colonel, I respect your secrets, I won’t tell a soul.” She smirks
“Thank you!” Colonel Mustard sighs
“If…” she interrupts him, “If you pay me.”
“Pay you?” Colonel Mustard shouts, “This is an outrage!!”
“Please, colonel, keep your voice down or the neighbor will know about your crime before I have a chance to tell them.” Evelyne says, “Fifty grand a month and your secret is safe.”
“Why don’t you hang me from the hall ceiling?” Colonel Mustard says sarcastically
“Don’t tempt me.” Evelyne says, “You brutally murdered my brother-in-law…”
Colonel Mustard snatches the statuette off the mantel.
“So, colonel, have we a deal?” Evelyne asks deviously
Colonel Mustard gives a grunt as he nods slowly.
“See you later.” She walks out of the room
~~~White Cottage -Driveway -3:30 pm~~~
Beryl pulls in the driveway to see that Robert’s car is there. She exits her car and throws open the French doors leading into his Den.
~~~White Cottage -Den -continuous ~~~
Robert is startled as Beryl enters.
“Heard from your tramp lately?” she snaps
“Vera is in the hospital.” Mrs. White says
“And coming with me tonight!” Robert says
“She’s having a party at Peacock Residence!” Beryl shouts at him, “I won’t have you taking her to bed with you!”
“Not even you staying here can stop me!” Robert says
Robert turns to a small picture of Beryl and him.
Mrs. White pulls a bottle of perfume out of her purse.
“You and I were so close.” Robert looks at the picture
“And then you messed up.” Beryl says pouring some perfume in his coffee. She slips it back in her purse.
“I don’t know what came over me.” Robert turns to her with tears in his eyes, “I’m so sorry Beryl.”
She hands him his coffee mug, “Maybe I was overacting.”
He takes a sip of his coffee.
“I’ve been such a fo…” Robert grabs his throat, “Oh God, it burns.”
“And maybe you shouldn’t have slept with Vera.” Beryl says as he drops his coffee mug to the floor.
“Beryl, no!” he wheezes.
Beryl exits through the doors she came from.
Robert sinks to his knees and rests his head against the side of his desk, his face turning red from lack of air.
~~~Green Estate -Forest’s Bedroom-3:51 pm ~~~
Forest stands in front of a floor length mirror, tying his tie. Chelsea sits on the edge of his bed putting in her earrings.
“So you understand everything?” asks Forest
“Bang her over the head with something blunt and drag her into the nearest closet until I have the opportunity to dump her body inside your car trunk.” Chelsea says standing
“Perfect!” Forest says
“I need to tell you something.” She says grimly
“What is it?” asks Forest
“Mr. Yale isn’t dead.” Chelsea says
“Does my father know?” asks Forest
“Would I be alive if he did?” asks Chelsea
“Where did you leave him?” asks Forest
“In the alley Beverly Peach is…” she says
“What if he sees her?” asks Forest
“He would be too shocked to notice her.” Chelsea reassures him
~~~Meadow-Brooke Close -Library -4:00 pm ~~~
Algernon Black and Prince Azure walk around. Sir Black is in a black suit with a dark gray shirt on. Prince Azure is in a light blue pin striped suit. He has a gold sash on. Mrs. Meadow-Brooke comes down in a viridian gown and a blue shawl.
“We still have an hour before we need to leave.” She says, “I’m sure we can find something to entertain us. Why not a game of cribbage in the Entertaining Room?”
~~~Meadow-Brooke Close -Library -4:00 pm ~~~
Jayne opens a drawer of cabinet and takes out the cribbage board and a deck of cards.
“Haven’t played in years.” Prince Azure says taking a seat at the card table near the window.
Outside the window Mme. Rose watches from a close range.
“Hopefully we’ll finish before we go to Peacock Residence.” Mrs. Meadow-Brooke says
Mme. Rose hears this and walks towards the taxi at the open gates.
“Peacock Residence.” She says, she opens her suitcase to see a wig and an oriental gown, “We need to stop at a gas station, I need to change for the party.” Mme. Rose says to the taxi driver who nods and takes her back towards her hotel.
TO BE CONTINUED