“More than Skeletons in the Closet”
~~~Green Estate-Guest Bedroom-midnight~~~
A figure lays sleeping in a large bed. Suddenly a cell phone lights up and begins vibrating on the wood side table. The figure begins to stir and pulls the covers off. It is Sir Black. He turns off the vibrating alarm and gets up.
“I can sleep on the flight.” He says
~~~Boddy Mansion-Theater (second floor)-12:05 am~~~
Mrs. Meadow-Brooke sleepily rests her head against Miles shoulder. The large screen flashes with the changing of movie scenes in the dark room. Mrs. Meadow-Brooke stands.
“I’m going to use the rest room and go to bed.” She says
“Oh, I’ll be in shortly.” Miles says
Jayne exits the room.
~~~Michael Reese-Miss Scarlet’s hospital room-12:08 am~~~
Miss Scarlet is arguing with the nurse.
“I want to see Robert!” Miss Scarlet shouts
“Miss, you need to rest, you have a concussion.” The nurse says
“Nurse Tennre, I want to talk to Robert!” she shouts
“Maple, what’s going on here?” a doctor asks entering
“Miss Scarlet, here won’t go to sleep.” Nurse Maple Tennre says
“Vera, dear.” The doctor says, “You need rest. I’ll find this Robert White and be sure that he is the first person you see when you wake up.” The doctor leaves.
“And to help you sleep better.” Nurse Tennre sticks a syringe into Vera’s arm
“No!” Vera shouts
Nurse Tennre covers her mouth, “You won’t fall asleep if you’re talking…” Miss Scarlet’s eyes fall shut and her heart monitor slows down. Nurse Tennre exits the room.
~~~Michael Reese-Elevator-12:10 am~~~
Nurse Tennre dials a number on her cell phone, “Hey Don, it’s me. I think I’m going to stop by tonight.” There is a pause, “Alright, see you then.” She closes her cell phone as she reaches the ground floor. Colonel Mustard enters as she exits. She smirks as she realizes who he is.
~~~Boddy Mansion-Spare Bedroom (third floor)-12:16 am~~~
Mr. Ash and Mrs. Meadow-Brooke passionately kiss.
“Do you think Miles will come in here?” asks Mr. Ash
“He gets lost in our house.” Mrs. Meadow-Brooke glances at the door, “And the door’s locked.”
Mr. Ash smiles, “And you thought we wouldn’t make a pair.”
~~~Boddy Mansion-Hallway (third floor)-12:17 am~~~
Miles walks the halls, “Jayne!” he shouts
~~~Boddy Mansion-Spare Bedroom (third floor)-continuous~~~
“Oh God!” Mrs. Meadow-Brooke gasps
They hear Miles try the door.
“Locked.” His voice mumbles, “Jayne are you in there?” he calls, “It isn’t like John to lock doors.” He mumbles.
They hear a slam.
“He’s going to break it down!” Mr. Ash gasps
~~~Boddy Mansion-Hallway (third floor)-continuous~~~
Miles slams his weight into the door… to no avail. He sees a marble bust on a podium. He grabs it and knocks the doorknob clean off the door. Determined he kicks the door in.
“Ah ha!” he shouts, to see the room is empty, the bed made neatly, and the moonlight shining through.
~~~Boddy Mansion-Spare Bedroom Closet-continuous~~~
Jayne and Mr. Ash keep quiet. Through the door vent they can see Miles pacing the room. He checks under the bed.
~~~Boddy Mansion-Spare Bedroom-continuous~~~
Miles walks over to the closet and opens the door…
~~~Green Estate-Front Porch-12:45 am~~~
Mr. Don Yale stands in the shadows on the small porch. Nurse Tennre exits her car and comes up the stairs.
“Don.” She smiles
He pulls her into an embrace. Suddenly the front door opens. Sir Black stands, about as shocked as they are.
“I… uh…” Sir Black is lost for words
“We never saw each other!” Mr. Yale says
“Right…” Sir Black says, “Let’s go with that.”
“I knew you would leave in the middle of the night, but not this early.” Mr. Yale says
“I took a shower.” He says, “Possibly my last before the poli… before I reach Ir… Green Bay.” He says
“Well, have a safe trip.” Mr. Yale says. Sir Black waves to him as he goes to his car.
Mr. Yale lets Nurse Tennre into the Foyer.
“It hasn’t changed since the last time I saw it.” She smiles
“When? Last night?” he asks
“Thanks for putting me up.” She says
“No problem at all.” Mr. Yale says, his voice drops to a lower, more romantic voice, “You know, I’m not very tired, are you?”
“No.” she smiles
“And neither am I.” a booming voice says the lights come on. Thallo Green closes his bathrobe and comes down the stairs.
“Mr. Yale, you are a dirty little boy.” He says, “And do you know what I do with dirty little boys… and their tramps.”
Mr. Yale gulps, hearing a gun cock. Nurse Tennre cowers behind Mr. Yale.
~~~Black Estate-Front Gates-1:00 am~~~
Sir Black pulls his car to the open gates. He sees policemen swarming the grounds, and searching the hedges. He also sees the silhouettes of policemen searching in the light of the windows. Sir Black starts his car again, “Great!” he says, “How am I suppose to dispose of the captain?”
Muddy foot prints lead out of the back door. In the fog, the Sea Captain walks towards the lake…
TO BE CONTINUED