“A Life in the Hands of the Mob”
~~~ Inspector Silverson’s Car- 2:18 pm ~~~
“You don’t feel any guilt?” asks Officer Turquoise
“John Boddy asked me to make sure his arrest was not made known.” Inspector Silverson says, “I had to fib to Mrs. Peacock.”
“But what if someone tells her John has been arrested for murder.” Officer Turquoise asks
“Suspicion of murder.” Inspector Silverson corrects
“Ah, right.” Officer Turquoise says
There is a moment of silence during the drive.
“Do you think John did it?” asks Officer Turquoise
“As of now, yes.” Inspector Silverson says, “I just don’t know what will happen if we find out he didn’t… After all, he is the only one without an alibi.”
~~~ Victor’s Car- 2:21 pm ~~~
Victor Plum nervously drives down the road with the person in the back seat of his car…
~~~ Rose Estate- Master Bedroom- 2:26 pm ~~~
Dr. Rose lays in bed, turning back in forth in pain. His wife is flipping through a stack of pictures.
“These are really interesting!” She says, “I now have all the evidence I need to turn you in for good!”
“No!” Dr. Rose says, “You can’t!”
“I didn’t want to, but after finding out about your affairs… Ha! There is no way I’m going to live with you in this house!” Mrs. Rose says
“My house!” Dr. Rose corrects her
“Ah, yes, your house…” Mrs. Rose puts the pictures in a folder and closes it
“Good luck finding your way out of this.” She says
Dr. Rose jumps to his feet and pouches at his wife. She trips, but keeps the folder in her grasp. She stands up and hurries down the stairs, her husband forcing him self to run, despite the pain he is feeling. She throws open the front door and takes off down the driveway. Dr. Rose chases her, grabbing his side in pain. Mrs. Rose runs through the open gates, Dr. Rose almost has caught up with her. Without any warning, Victor’s car comes around the bend and plows into Mrs. Rose. The folder breaks open and the pictures fly loose, across to the street. Dr. Rose gathers them as quickly as he can and then rushes back to the house…
~~~ Rose Estate- Hall- 2:29 pm ~~~
Dr. Rose throws the folder on the mail table and turns back to his wife, who begins to move her leg. He walks out to the street and picks up his wife, with much struggle. He eventually walks her groggy figure into the house. The front door slams behind them…
~~~ Rose Estate- Library- continuous~~~
Dr. Rose drops his wife on the sofa and takes out his cell phone. He dials a number, “Greg, put your thoughts aside for a moment! I need your help!” Carl says angrily
~~~ Peacock Residence- Vera’s Room- 2:32 pm~~~
Miss Scarlet walks over to her bureau she opens the drawer and takes out a pair of rubber gloves and a curtain tie back…
~~~FLASHBACK, PEACOCK RESIDENCE-UPSTAIRS HALLWAY-7:31 PM~~~
Ms. Maraschino walks down the hallway in fear, clutching a knife from the dining room. Vera steps out of the shadows of the hallway and pounces on her, wearing the gloves and carrying the curtain cord. The knife slides across the floor and Chelsea drops the rug. Vera ties the cord around her throat and drags her into a guest room. She passes by the stairs and sees ‘Miss Curio’ suffocating the sea captain with plastic wrap…
~~~END OF FLASHBACK ~~~
Vera smiles and dials a number on her cell phone, “Clairell, I wanted to thank you in person for covering for me. I’m sure $22,000 will do…” Miss Scarlet hangs up before Mme. Rose can respond. Vera walks over to her bedroom window and watches Mrs. Peacock talking to Mrs. Greys-Cale.
~~~ Peacock Residence Grounds- Swimming Pool- continuous~~~
Alice Peacock and Anna Greys-Cale eat hors d'oeuvres and finish their cocktails. Anna looks over at the street from the low stone fences.
“I tell you; less than fifteen minutes ago I saw some car plow into Mrs. Rose! I hurried down there and she was gone!” Anna stares at Alice with much seriousness in her eyes.
“Anna,” Mrs. Peacock chuckles, “Are you sure you didn’t imagine something so extraordinary like that?”
“Alice, Mary was there!” Mrs. Greys-Cale stares coldly at Mrs. Peacock, “You think I’d lie about something like that?”
Mrs. Peacock doesn’t respond.
“We should check in at the Rose estate.” Mrs. Greys-Cale says
“You go right ahead!” Mrs. Peacock pops another hors d'oeuvre into her mouth.
Anna gets up from the chaise lounge and walks over to the gates. She sets her cocktail glass on the flattened surface of the waist high stone fence and pushes the gate open. She crosses the street with much nervousness, looking at her house on the other end of the street. She walks up the side walk to the Rose Estate as Professor Plum’s car passes through the open gates. She ignores his car and rings the door bell. Dr. Rose answers the door, shocked to see Mrs. Greys-Cale and Gregory in the background.
“Mrs. Greys-Cale?” Dr. Rose feels uncomfortable.
“Yes, I was wondering if Mary is home.” Anna asks
“Well, she left.” Dr. Rose says, “She will be back around five o’clock.”
“So?” Professor Plum asks as he steps up onto the porch.
“Greg, please go into the Library.” Dr. Rose allows Professor Plum to enter the house. He turns his attention back to Mrs. Greys-Cale, “She’ll be back at five!” Dr. Rose slams the door in her face. Mrs. Greys-Cale turns and heads back to Peacock Residence…
~~~ Peacock Residence - Vera’s Room- continuous~~~
Miss Scarlet opens her bedroom window and can clearly hear her mother humming at the swimming pool as Mrs. Greys-Cale approaches her.
~~~ Peacock Residence Grounds - Swimming Pool- continuous~~~
“How’d it go?” Mrs. Peacock asks
“Something is going on over there!” Mrs. Greys-Cale says, “Soon after the door was opened a suspicious man entered.”
“A suspicious man?” Mrs. Peacock laughs, she gulps down her cocktail.
“Alice, we need to go to the authorities!” Mrs. Greys-Cale insists
“And tell them what?” Mrs. Peacock asks
“You hoo……” A voice rings from over the fence.
Anna and Alice look to see Mrs. Palmer walking her fluffy poodle.
“What are you two gossiping about?” she asks
“Oh nothing.” Mrs. Peacock says
“Apparently, Mary Rose was hit by a car.” Mrs. Greys-Cale continues her nervous ranting
“Oh my heavens!” Mrs. Palmer puts her hand over her mouth
“Anna, you don’t know that!” Alice corrects her
“Well, that is simply terrible!” Mrs. Palmer says, “Have the police caught you did this?”
“No!” Alice says, “Good day, Mrs. Palmer!”
Mrs. Palmer walks away, verbally insulted.
“Anna, don’t go around telling the neighbors this lie!” Mrs. Peacock says, “Why the hell would someone take the injured body of Mrs. Rose and dump her at another location?”
“I was only telling her what I saw.” Anna says
“I only asked you to come over here because of Kasandra and Melody.” Alice says lowering her voice
“After Nathan raped her…” Mrs. Greys-Cale breaks into tears and wipes her nose with a hanky
“Is there even a lead as to where she ran off to?” Alice asks
“I haven’t seen here in so long.” Mrs. Greys-Cale begins to cry again
“Has Mr. Greys-Cale received any more details on her disappearance?” asks Mrs. Peacock
“None,” Mrs. Greys-Cale says
~~~ Peacock Residence - Vera’s Room- continuous~~~
Vera listens intently on the conversation while clutches the rubber gloves and the curtain cord.
~~~ The Drake- Hotel Suite 1208- 2:56 pm~~~
Colonel Mustard sits in his armchair as there is a knock at the door. He gets up with a grunt and opens the door. A man in a dark blue suit enters.
“What are you doing here?” Colonel Mustard asks the man
“Don’t talk, just listen!” the man says, “You’ve ruined the life of many people, but you won’t even get close to ruining mine!” the man pushes his way inside the hotel room
“Come in Mr. Cobalt.” Mustard closes the door, “Sit down, have a drink.”
“Colonel,” Mr. Cobalt coughs sarcastically, “Do you now the consequences is the truth is revealed?”
“Is that why you’re here?” Colonel Mustard chuckles
“I hardly find anything amusing…” Mr. Cobalt says pouring himself a glass of champagne from the bottle on the table.
“Mr. Cobalt, you are merely reopening old wounds… war wounds you could say…” Mustard chuckles at his joke
“Is Dr. Rose the only other living person that knows?” asks Mr. Cobalt bluntly
“Sir Black knows.” Colonel Mustard frowns
“How did he find out?” asks Mr. Cobalt
“My memoires.” Colonel Mustard pours himself a glass of champagne, he gulps it down, “And he was reading some or my draft chapters and spotted some careless inconsistencies in chapters.” Mustard pours himself another glass, “He questioned the truth and found it out.”
“How are you keeping him quiet?” asks Mr. Cobalt
“He is blackmailing me.” Mustard says solemnly
“How much?” asks Cobalt
“Enough that my memoires have been put on hold…” Mustard says, “If it weren’t for the money I get from renting out rooms in my Swedish lodge, I would be living on the streets… and my secret will be out…”
~~~ Green Estate- Sitting Room- 2:58 pm~~~
Forest and Madeline sit at a card table playing poker. Nurse Tennre enters
“Gardener?” she raises an eyebrow, “Since when do you care enough about the things outside this house to have a gardener?”
“What are you talking about?” Forest puts his cigar on the edge of the ash tray.
“I knew it.” Nurse Tennre smirks
“I repeat: what are you talking about?” Forest asks setting down his cards
“Let’s hope the teen that listened at that window keeps everything to himself.” Nurse Tennre says, crossing her arms.
TO BE CONTINUED