Simasty Episode 2.13 – ‘One Night Only’

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The next day on Doreo Drive, the most exclusive shopping area in Windenburg, Tammy Flo was having the time of her life trying on a selection of furs in Bella’s Boutique. This store catered for the uber-rich, and this is what Tammy Flo now saw herself as after having snared ‘Badam’ Simmington as her husband several weeks ago. With her belief of having a new found wealth came the belief she was super powerful. No longer would anyone look down on her or treat her like trash. In fact, this was her turn to treat everyone else like trash, just like she was doing right now with the hapless store employee. 2345

Whilst she berated and belittled the store assistant, Tammy Flo was unaware that Fathom Simmington, her ‘sister-in-law’, was in the store also. Fathom heard Tammy Flo’s voice before she could see her as she made her way down from the 1st floor of the store and she grimaced upon hearing it. How on earth could this uncouth oaf be in any way associated with the Simmington family name she thought to herself. 6789101112

As the store employee took away the coat, an outraged Fathom approached Tammy Flo and spoke in a hushed but firm manner. 131415161718192021

Tammy Flo smirked as she read Fathom for filth leaving Fathom seething. 22a2324

With the store manager taking the coat away, Fathom snapped at Tammy Flo. 25262728

Tammy Flo was left fuming as she watched Fathom walk away. How dare she to continue to treat her like this! Well, not for much longer Tammy Flo thought. 29


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Later that evening, Clarke Hemmings was in his condo taking a shower when there was a knock at his front door. Wrapping a towel around his waist, he hastily made his way to answer it. 23456789

Feeling that he had no choice but to let her in, Clarke sighed and stepped aside. Texas brazenly walked in and looked around the apartment. 1011121314

Not bothering to ask if she could smoke, Texas lit up a cigarette anyway and puffed on it through her stylish cigarette holder before blowing a smoke directly into his face. 151617181920212223

This wasn’t making sense to Clarke. If Burke Simmington was going to offer him a bucket load of Simoleons so that he would divorce Brystle then it would be crazy of him to miss out on a jackpot like that. 2425

So there it was , Texas was intent on destroying the marriage of her former husband. She wanted Brystle out of the picture, no doubt so that she could sink her claws back into her ex-husband. Clarke chuckled to himself as he got a bottle of nectar from the cupboard. He knew exactly what Texas was up to and how she was using him. Well, 2 could play that game he thought…2627282930

The smell of her perfume was driving Clarke crazy. Texas might be a lying, vicious schemer but boy did she turn him on!! Clarke was very much attracted to her even though he knew he was being used as a puppet for her. They’d even had a frantic woohoo session one time before that he was hoping would be repeated. Perhaps this was the night…3132333435

Hearing what she wanted from Clarke, a lusty Texas spun around and pushed Clarke against the bench. She viewed him as a pawn, someone who would help her get her ultimate aim – to destroy Burke’s marriage – but also she was attracted to Clarke. And right now he was looking mighty fine in the skimpy towel. 3637

With  the deal sealed with a slurpy smooch, Texas gazed into Clarke’s eyes. She intended to woohoo with him tonight but had to make it clear to him that it would not be repeated. 3839404142

Clarke threw her onto the bed and took off his towel. Texas licked her lips at the sight of his glistening nude body and as he stepped forward she pulled him down onto the bed and then rolled on top of him as she was determined to remain in charge of this arrangement…43


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A couple of days later, Texas had gone to visit Burke in his office. She was aware of a meeting that Burke had arranged with Clarke and wanted to make sure her plan would go as it should. There was also the matter of discussing their ‘son’ Badam (or rather the imposter who they both believed to be Badam) and his recent marriage to Tammy Flo. 

Recently Texas had been on better terms with her former husband and she felt it was right to discuss their ‘son’ with him and what they could do to reverse the situation with Tammy Flo. So, wearing a longer wig (for she knew Burke liked her with longer hair), she set about her next plan of action. 2345678

Texas didn’t want to alienate Burke especially after getting this close to him again. It was time to play the sympathetic , concerned ex-wife role again, knowing full well that she was the one responsible for Brystle’s recent misfortunes. 9101112

That was a relief for Texas to hear. As far Burke was concerned, Brystle had an accident, a clumsy accident that had cost him and Brystle the loss of their unborn baby. Little did he know that his scheming ex-wife had deliberately sought out Brystle that day and fired a hunting rifle that startled the horse Brystle was riding and threw her to the ground.  Texas was secretly delighted she had gotten away with it.

1314151617There was definite spark between them, Texas could just feel it! The passion and love between them was still there, deeply buried. And it was her mission to keep digging until she brought it back to the surface. As they both got up from their chairs Burke had something else he wanted to mention to Texas. 1819202122232425

For a fraction of a second there was a stirring within Burke, a remembrance of the feelings he once had for his former wife. 2627

And then it was gone and Burke was back in the present. 282930

Whilst they were having a moment together, outside Burke’s office Brystle had just arrived…31

She was meeting Burke here along with Clarke and Burke’s personal lawyer Andre Wayward to see if they could settle the business of the divorce. 3233343536373839

Brystle had never really taken to liking Andre. She found him slimy and untrustworthy. However, he was a damn good lawyer and fiercely loyal to Burke. If anyone could get the divorce with Clarke settled it would be him. And so she agreed and they both approached the office just as Texas made her exit from it. 4041424344 

The sight of Texas being here made Brystle’s blood boil! There was nothing but hatred between the 2 women and lately it had been intensified. Brystle was harbouring secret worries that Burke was getting too close to his former wife following Brystle’s riding accident.  And she couldn’t help but feel that somehow Texas was involved in it. She even had overheard talk amongst the staff about it but it had been put to rest by Burke. 454647484950

Texas loved her petty torments of poor Brystle. Making Brystle believe that there was something going on between her and Burke gave her such a kick! Texas could see quite clearly the misery this was causing poor innocent Brystle. 51525354

Brystle was distraught! Were her worst fears about Texas and Burke coming true???

Meanwhile, outside the building, a delighted and amped up Texas bumped into Clarke as he arrived for his meeting. 555657585960

Texas may have been a great woohoo in bed but boy she was a bitch on the streets thought Clarke. 616263

Smiling triumphantly, Texas took a deep breath. Toady was going to be a wonderful day she thought. Little did she know that Clarke was not about to dance to her tune…


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Across town, a downbeat Mayhew and Malaudia had returned to visit the burned out shell of their former home. It was the first time for Mayhew to see the damage that had been done to his home due to the fact he had been wrongly imprisoned overseas for many months. And it was almost too much for him to take as he stood in the fire damaged living room. 2345

A home that was built on lies thought Malaudia. For it had been bought at a time when Mayhew was having an affair with Brystle (before she had been involved with Burke) and Malaudia was locked up in the simitarium. Mayhew seemed to be forgetting all of this and Malaudia felt the need to remind him of a few home truths.67891011121314151617

Malaudia, whilst relieved to have Mayhew home, had long accepted her marriage was over. Mayhew was in love with Brystle even thought he claimed it was in the past. But even though they’d been separated for all of these months, they still hadn’t made woohoo since Mayhew had returned. Malaudia had put this down to the trauma he must’ve suffered locked up in prison thousands of miles away but now she knew it was still due to his feelings for that damn Brystle!

Outside, a clearly angry and emotional Mayhew snapped as he saw carnage all around him in the ruins of his home and garden. 18192021222324

As they stood in silence together, Detective Noonan and Sergeant Bala, who were investigating the case and had brought them here today as this was still a crime scene, approached them. 25262728293031323334

Mayhew slowly nodded thought he didn’t quite believe what they were saying. And as they left, Sergeant Bala shared his fears with Detective Noonan. 35363738

Back in the garden, Mayhew was trying his best to keep his anger and hatred of Burke from exploding.39404142


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Meanwhile, back in Burke’s office, the meeting with Clarke was not going according to plan as he would not agree to Burke’s offer. 2345678910111213

Burke glared at Clarke who seemed over cocky. And rightfully so as he did indeed have the upper hand. 14151617181920212223

Brystle looked on in shock not believing the demands Clarke was making and even worse, Burke was giving into them!242526

And with a quick signature on the divorce papers, Clarke was handed he cheque and was an instant multi-millionaire! For Burke, it was a small price to pay to be rid of Clarke from his and Brystle’s lives for good. 27282930

With a smile Clarke confidently strolled out of Burke’s office with the cheque in his pocket. He was felt a bit bad about leaving Brystle and never seeing her again, it had been good these past few months seeing her again but hey, both she and he were set up for life. She seemed to be in love with Burke so he felt it was best to take the money and run.

However, waiting for him outside was Texas and she did not share his happiness upon hearing the news of what he had done.313233343536

A furious Texas could not believe how Clarke had double crossed her! Just who the hell did he think he was??!! There was no way he was for getting away with this. So, as he walked away from her, Texas snatched her phone from her purse and called up her sleazy private detective Horgan Mess who she had on speed dial. 373838a39404142434445474849

Texas glared at the disappearing figure of Clarke amongst the crowds. He’d thwarted her plans and now she would make sure he would pay…51


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Later that day, Devonique Domino was getting ready to leave on her trip overseas to Monte Vista. Her son Frankie was escorting her out to the waiting limo.234567891011121314

Frankie remained silent for he had been internally struggling with a lot of feelings that he had never experienced before he had met Heathen. And sensing she had hit a nerve again, Devonique tried to smooth it over with her son. 151617181920

With a tear in her eye, Devonique reluctantly got into the waiting limo. She knew her son was denying his true feelings for Heathen and she dreaded to think what could happen whilst she was gone. Heathen was still vulnerable as he grieved for Fred and she didn’t want to see either him or her son get hurt.

Meanwhile Frankie watched the limo pull out of the driveway. With his mom and sister out of the house he was free to make a decision on something he had been struggling with for a while without any interference…212223

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Heathen was by the pool when a call from the house was transferred to his personal phone. Whilst he didn’t feel like talking to anyone right now he reluctantly took the call. 25262728

It was Kris Fleegan, Heathen’s former roommate and good friend from San Myshuno.293031323334

A torn Heathen didn’t know what to say. Hearing his friend’s voice again after all this time reminded Heathen of the carefree life he once led back in San Myshuno. But too much had happened since those days and Heathen was not the same person anymore. 35363738394041

Kris could always talk Heathen around and right now, getting out and just living again was exactly what Heathen needed. Little did he know what was lying in store for him that evening….


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Back at WindenburgSimmington, a frustrated and stressed Mikey Florence, the hired fraudster faking his way through life as Badam Simmington, was struggling to comprehend his workload. He’d more less forced to take on a role here at his ‘father’s’ company and as he had no experience in the business world , none of it was making any sense! Right now Mikey was beginning to regret ever taking on this role, this acting challenge, that Cyril Dolby had recruited him for. It was a role that he was going to be stuck with for the rest of his life and if it involved working here, Mikey was considering cutting his losses and running.

Just then, he caught sight of Thordon Gompson, the relatively new lawyer who had joined the company at the same time as him. Perhaps he could help him understand some of this paperwork! Mikey got up and ran after him, eventually catching him by the elevator.

23Thordon, who had recently learned that HE was the real Badam Simmington but had not yet revealed this truth to anyone, ignored Mikey. And this enraged an already stressed out Mikey.45678

Thordon tried his best to continue to ignore Mikey, the fake Badam, the man who was masquerading in the life that Thordon should be leading. 9101112

That was enough for Thordon. Hearing this fraudster refer to Burke as his father caused his anger to explode and he grabbed Mikey by the throat pushing him back. 13141516171819

With super strength, Thordon threw the snivelling Mikey to the floor.202122232425

Thordon released Mikey and stood up. He casually straightened his jacket sleeves and called for the elevator again. Meanwhile a shaken Mikey slowly sat up in a mixture of shock and confusion. How had Thordon rumbled him??262728293031


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Later that evening Clarke, feeling rather pleased with himself, had arrived back at his apartment building for what he believed would be his final night. He’d resigned from job at the gym and had made flight arrangements for first thing in the morning to take him to Sunlit Tides. It was there he intended to build a new life for himself using the 5 million Burke had earlier paid him. And as he got out of his car in the underground carpark in his apartment complex, Clarke smiled at the cheque he still held in his hand not quite believing his luck.

But it was short lived for from behind a column stepped 2 masked mean looking thugs who stopped Clarke in his tracks. Seeing they meant business, Clarke slid the cheque back into his pocket.23456

Quick as lightning one of the thugs threw his fist straight into Clarke’s face before following it up with a punch to the gut. 7891011

Clarke, although powerfully built himself, wasn’t standing a chance as this thug laid into him. 12131415

Clarke’s pockets were ransacked and the cheque was found. It was then they stepped back allowing a wounded Clarke to slowly and unsteadily stagger to his feet. 1617181920

As the 2nd thug gave Clarke a severe bloody beating the 1st thug heard a noise from outside and tried to hurry his buddy along. 21222324

The thugs laughed as they walked away leaving Clarke a bloody mess on the floor. Badly injured, Clarke groaned and coughed as he rolled over. Burke Simmington sure had done a number on him he thought before passing out… 2526

Outside the underground carpark the thugs were met by Horgan Mess, the sleazy PI that Texas had hired to orchestrate this whole thing. 26a27282930


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At Siloli, a drunk Mikey lay passed out on his bedroom floor. When Thordon had went for him earlier that day Mikey had gone into a state of panic knowing his secret could be exposed at any moment. Cyril Dolby was not returning his calls and right now he felt dangerously alone and full of regrets for ever having agreed to this lie.

As he lay on the floor feeling sorry for himself, Tammy Flo walked into the bedroom having searched the house looking for her ‘husband’. And she was disgusted to see him in such a state on the floor. 23456

An inebriated ‘Badam’ rolled over and began muttering. 78910

Mikey sat himself up, as the room spun around, and tried his best to say what he had to say without throwing up.1112

Tammy Flo refused to believe what she was hearing. Surely this was just the ramblings of a drunk man?131415

The horror of what she was hearing had sunk in and Tammy Flo did not like it one bit!161718

Mikey was already passed out snoring loudly giving Tammy Flo time to reflect on what she had just discovered. 1920


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Heathen had met up with his old friend Kris and was having the time of his life on the dancefloor of Studio 45, a fabulous gay nightclub in Windenburg docks that was frequented by visiting sailors. In fact there were seamen all over the place and Kris was loving it!2345678910111213

It was Frankie….and he’d come for Heathen….1415161718

Heathen turned around and his jaw almost hit the floor as he saw a smiling Frankie standing there. 19202122232425

With his heart racing, Heathen followed Frankie outside. Once they were standing in the fresh night air, Heathen needed to know what was going on. 26272829303132333435363738

Could this be true Heathen thought? He wasn’t sure but right now he was beginning to well up with tears. 3940414243

With a trembling hand, Frankie reached out and slowly caressed Heathen’s cheek. 444546474849

It was the most perfect kiss for them both. As they finished, Heathen needed to know something for sure. 5051525354

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After successfully getting the divorce from Clarke finalised, a jubilant Burke and Brystle had a celebratory grand banquet meal at the mansion followed by brandy in the study. As they prepared to retire to their boudoir for the evening, Burke gently kissed his wife’s hand. 23

Wrapping his arm tightly around Brystle, Burke led her out into the corridor and they slowly meandered to the stairs. 45678

Before they could ascend the stairs they were stopped by Joseph Flanders, the major-domo of the house. 910

As Joseph showed in the detectives’ Mayhew was at the top of the stairs. He’d been unable to sleep and was about to go out on a late night stroll to help focus his mind. Seeing the same detectives from earlier coming in, Mayhew stopped and watched the scene below him unfold. 11121314151617181920

Burke was outraged at what he was hearing and he wasn’t shy in letting the detectives know how he felt. 212223

It was very satisfying for Mayhew to see his former boss being arrested and taken into custody. Burke Simmington had it coming he thought. Brystle however was beside herself seeing Burke being led away. 24252627

With Burke gone, the waspish Joseph gave Brystle a glare as he shook his head as if it to say this was all her fault. He offered no comforting words to the mistress of the house and instead walked off. Seeing her alone in the hallway, Mayhew made his presence known causing Brystle to spin around and look up at him.282930313233

Mayhew let Brystle ponder on that question. She always had her concerns about Burke and what he could be capable of but had always seen the good in him. But with Mayhew’s question ringing in her head, Brystle was already having serious doubts that Burke was innocent of organising this assault on Clarke. 343536

Mayhew hated seeing his former lover so upset but she had been in denial about Burke for far too long. As hard as it seemed, he had to let her deal with this on her own. With that, Mayhew left Brystle and went to his room.

Downstairs Brystle stood alone as she fought back tears, the enormity of it all becoming too much. If Burke had organised this, could she justify staying married to him? And at what cost…. 3738



 

Simasty Episode 2.12: Will the real Badam Simmington please stand up?

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A bright sunny morning at Siloli mansion saw Tammy Flo strut purposefully into the kitchen. Since her marriage to ‘Badam’ Tammy Flo had been trying hard to assert her position in the  household. She was a Simmington now (or so she thought, ‘Badam’ wasn’t who everyone thought he was) and Tammy Flo wanted everyone to treat her with the same respect that went with having the Simmington name. And that started with making sure the help knew she would be a force to be reckoned with. 

Head cook Mrs Bummerson and head housekeeper Nannette saw Tammy Flo come in and casually walk around as if she were giving the room the once over with her stamp of approval. Both women then kept their heads down as they had heard how awful Tammy Flo had become since marrying into the Simmington family. 23

Quick as a flash Tammy Flo shut down poor Mrs Bummerson. 4

Mrs Bummerson said nothing and let Tammy Flo munch away at her muffins. And as she stuffed her face, in walked Texas. She liked to come and go through the kitchen entrance as it was the most direct access from her studio on the grounds of Siloli.  As usual Texas had come her to mooch but the sight of Tammy Flo dressed up in riding gear and stuffing her face full of muffin was almost too much to let slide without comment. 5678

The old expression was obviously lost on this simple girl that Texas already had lot of disdain for never mind the fact that she had eloped with her long lost ‘son’ Badam. This was something Texas had yet to address with Tammy Flo even though she was seething at the thought of it. 9101112

With her order place, Texas strolled around the table picking at some grapes from the fruit dish. Tammy Flo sensed the hostility from the woman and decided to provoke her even further because why not? She got a kick out tormenting this snooty nosed woman. 131415

Texas force a very quick fake smile and replied with as much sarcasm as she could. 1617

It was obvious, even to Tammy Flo, that this news was horrific for Texas to comprehend and Tammy Flo revelled in seeing her obvious disgust.18192021222324 Seeing the horror on Texas’s face was enough for Tammy Flo to declare this verbal smackdown a win for her. She left with a smirk on her face leaving Texas flabbergasted. She contemplated a future with this trashy niece of Brystle’s as her daughter-in-law and promptly decided there was no way in hell she would allow it to continue. Quickly an evil plan formulated in her calculating mind… 252627


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Upstairs in the mansion, Heathen was convalescing in his room when Brystle knocked on his door. 23456

It pained Brystle seeing Heathen hurting so much. He’d been the only true friend to her from the moment she arrived at Siloli. He had been through a lot following the death of his husband Fred and the pain of losing him had almost cost Heathen his life when he had fallen drunkenly into the swimming pool. And he was getting no more peace in his sleep as his dreams were evidence of him reliving Fred’s death over and over again as he had fallen to his death down a flight of stairs at the opera house last year. 

Brystle took a seat beside Heathen on the bed and gently held his hand in hers as she spoke to him. 789101112

Whilst Heathen and Brystle talked, Texas was making her way up the stairs of Siloli, intending on visiting Heathen in his room…13

Back in the room Brystle hugged a distraught Heathen. 141516

Seeing her distraught son being comforted by the woman she loathed, and the aunt of that trashy little tramp Tammy Flo, was too much for Texas. She sternly interrupted the tender scene being played out in front of her. 1718

Heathen slowly sunk back down on his bed as Brystle looked over at Texas and saw that she meant business. Rather than cause a scene in the room, Brystle obliged the request. 1920212223

Once they were out of earshot in the corridor, a fuming Texas launched herself at Brystle. 242526272829303132

Brystle decided not to rise to Texas’s anger. Instead she smiled back at her rival rather sickly sweetly. 3334353637

Sensing that she would not get a rise out of Brystle this way, Texas changed tactics and went for the jugular. And it worked… 3839

Feeling like she had just wounded a kitten, Texas went in for the kill. 404142

Texas finished off by slamming the door shut behind her as she sashayed into Heathen’s room leaving a fearful Brystle full of doubt and worry…


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Across town, the Simmington private jet had landed at a private airstrip. Onboard was WindenburgSimmington lawyer Andre Wayward. He had returned from Shang Simla along with the newly released from prison Mayhew Drysdale, former employee of Burke’s company. 

The previous year, Burke had sent Mayhew overseas to oversee the expansion of WindenburgSimmington in the Simlinese market. It was also a ploy to keep Mayhew away from Burke’s wife Brystle as at the time he didn’t trust the man around his wife knowing that they had had an affair with one another prior to Burke marrying Brystle. Whilst Mayhew was stationed overseas he became the victim in the power struggle between Cyril Dolby and Burke with Cyril falsely setting up Mayhew as a spy thus ending an important billion Simoleon contract for Burke with the Simlinese government and Mayhew locked up in prison. 

But after new evidence was presented to Burke that it was a set up, Burke threatened Cyril with exposure and ordered Mayhew to be released and his contract restored. And so with trepidation, Burke waited outside the aircraft hanger as Mayhew and Andre walked down the steps off the jet. 2345678

Hearing this hit home to Burke just how hard it must be for Mayhew. Whilst he wasn’t directly responsible for him being locked up Burke did send him to Shang Simla as a means of getting him out of Brystle’s life. For that he did feel a sense of remorse that Mayhew had been caught up in Cyril’s vendetta. 91011121314

As he went to shake his hand, Burke noticed the cuts and scrapes on Mayhew’s knuckles. Coupled with the scars on his face it was obvious he’d endured a lot of violence whilst in the prison. Mayhew however declined the handshake. 15161718

Burke nodded quickly in acceptance and in silence they began to walk towards the waiting limo. 1920

Mayhew wasn’t so sure on that. The last he’d seen of his wife she had called an end to their marriage. How would she react seeing him again? And the fact that they were now going to be under the same roof as Brystle, the woman who Mayhew once loved…and perhaps still did….


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The journey back to Siloli was an awkward silent one between the 2 men. Burke asked a few questions of Mayhew but his one syllable responses made Burke realise that there wasn’t much point in discussing civilities with him. Mayhew obviously, and understandably, held a massive grudge against Burke. Perhaps he would see things differently in a few days.

Once they arrived at the mansion they were greeted by Brystle in the hallway. 2345

There passed a momentary pause between the 2 former lovers , almost as if they had more to say to one another but couldn’t in the presence of Burke. A fact that he himself did not let go unnoticed. 678

Burke clapped his hands together and moved the conversation on in an effort to break the silence. Upstairs, Malaudia was making her way down to face the husband who she hadn’t seen in a year. 910111213

Seeing his wife again was an emotional moment for Mayhew and he struggled to hold back the tears. There was so much he wanted to say to her but would she allow him the chance?1415

Malaudia slowly walked up to her husband looking deeply into his eyes as she did so. It seemed unreal having him here in front of her after everything that had happened. She slowly reached out and stroked his scarred cheek. 1617

This was a bittersweet moment for Brystle seeing her former lover reunite with his wife. Above all she was happy to see them together after everything they’d both been through. But the chemistry she and Mayhew had felt was still there and he longingly looked at her as he held his wife. 181920

At which point Burke decided to take Brystle away from this intimate reunion. 212223

But Burke wasn’t so sure Brystle meant what she said. He gave her a quick glance then went into his study. Brystle paused before entering and looked around at the reunited couple. Seeing Mayhew again was causing a lot of mixed emotions for her…ones she shouldn’t be feeling. With a sigh Brystle joined her husband in his study and closed the door behind her.  2425262728

Meanwhile Malaudia and Mayhew kissed passionately in the hall way as they were reunited. 29303132

With that, Mayhew fell to his knees and sobbed. 33343536

Mayhew’s tears continued as Malaudia held him close to her. The Drysdale’s were reunited through their grief and loss for their daughter. But would this be enough for them to reconcile for good???37


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That evening in the home of Giles Scott, now Giles Dolby, Cyril had arrived. After discovering that the young man, and world famous soccer star, was his secret son, Cyril had brushed off his recent losses to Burke and WindenburgSimmington and instead decided to focus on getting to know the young man with a renewed vigour and energy. Giles, whilst curious about this man who was his father, was still prickly about the whole thing. He was angry with his mother Skankee for keeping it a secret and he was wary of the slippery businessman.  234567891011

This didn’t really sound appealing to Giles. 12131415161718

And this was no lie for Cyril indeed was dying but only a few people knew of the condition. This news stunned Giles. 19202122

This was the last thing Giles had expected to hear and it was overwhelming news. 23242526

Cyril had the evil Sims trait which meant he had no trouble telling a convincing lie. This was far from the reason that Skankee had fled Windenburg all those years ago and kept her pregnancy a secret. But Cyril wasn’t about to reveal to his son just how wicked and corrupt he was. And what better way than to make Skankee out to be the one in the wrong for it was having th e desired effect he wanted – Giles bought it. 2728

Just then Skankee walked out onto the lanai not knowing that her dreaded ex-husband was on the premises. Seeing him with her son stopped her dead in his tracks.  293031

Skankee nervously approached them both. 32333435363738

Cyril stepped forward and draped his arm over his son’s shoulders, much in the way a cobra would crush it’s prey. The sight of it turned Skankee’s stomach. 39404142

Knowing how manipulative Cyril was and how easily led Giles could be Skankee struggled to accept what was happening. Her son and ex-husband stood side by side united. It was everything she’d feared would happen. 434445

A tearful Skankee turned and ran out as fast as her high heeled shoes would allow. Giles made to go after her but Cyril held him back. Instead Giles called after her. 46474849

Inside the house by the front door, Skankee grabbed her car keys from a bowl on the sideboard. She paused for a moment to catch her breath. Cyril had wormed his way into Giles’s life. It may only be a matter of time before he discovered the truth about her other secret she’d brought to Windenburg. And realising the enormity of that, Skankee made her way to his apartment across town…50


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At the apartment of Thordon Gompson, the candle lit dinner table was set and the red nectar was served. 2

Joining the young lawyer for this romantic meal was Fathom Dolby. The pair of them had struck up flirtatious conversations on a couple of occasions but it had not gone any further. So when Thordon had boldly messaged his boss’s daughter and invited her over for dinner he did so with the intention it would lead to something more…And to his delight Fathom had readily agreed. 345

Once seated, Thordon began by explaining his choices for this evening’s banquet for two. 6789

Despite her marriage to Seth recently improving, Fathom was curious about this handsome stranger and wanted to know more about him. 101112131415161718

This stopped Fathom in her tracks. Thordon certainly was true to his word- he did say what he wanted. Despite this being a very similar quality to her, Fathom was not happy with this remark. 192021

Thordon looked away at this . He knew he’d overstepped his mark and was instantly regretting it. 2223242526

Just then there came a frantic ringing of the front doorbell interrupting the moment.2728

Fathom knocked back her nectar as Thordon opened the door to his apartment. And he was a little taken aback to see his friend, and former boss/client, Skankee on his doorstep looking visibly upset. 2930313233

Back at the dining table, Fathom rolled her eyes. She couldn’t believe what she was hearing! Was it really the same woman, Giles’s mother, who had shown up unannounced? Getting up and walking over to the entrance Fathom saw that it unbelievably was the same woman who had more or less shooed her away the first time she met her! What the Sims was she doing here being comforted by Thordon?!34353637

Fathom had had enough of this and decided to break up the tender scene being played out before her. 3839404142434445

Needless to say this was not the kind of evening Thordon had envisioned. How did Skankee and Fathom know one another and why was Skankee so dead against her being here? 46474849