Endgame- Episode 12
Monday, April 02, 2007
"What are you doing here?" he asked, looking A.J. up and down. "If you're looking for my mom, she's not here." He automatically tried to close the door, but A.J. blocked him from doing so.
"Actually, I came to see you. I know when I came back, you were not too pleased. I just wanted to get the opportunity to explain all that happened." It was clear that he was taking a very big chance in coming to him, however, it was a chance he was more than willing to take.
"What makes you think that I would want to talk to you? Why would I listen to anything you had to explain to me?" he challenged, stepping back a little.
"Do you mind if I come in, Michael? It is cold outside," he chuckled, trying in vein to break the ice. When he saw Michael stepping away from the door, he approached the couch. "I imagine that when your mother told you that I stopped by to see you, you were more determined than ever to keep me at a distance."
Looking at him, not sure as to what he was talking about, Michael pounced on the statement. "What are you talking about? When were you here?"
Realizing that Carly never told him about the attempted visit, A.J. smiled a little. "I should have known she wouldn't tell you that I stopped by a few weeks ago. I can't say that I blame her; she was dead set on me even making the request to spend time with you."
Michael suddenly remembered that week. "So, it was you that was at the door? When I asked her about it, she said it was no one I should be concerned about."
"Look, I know Carly had every right to block me from seeing you, but, you're older now, and I explained to her that it was your choice in whether you wanted me to approach you." Folding his hands, he hoped that Michael would honor his request to talk to him. "If you want me to leave, I can do so. I just came here to see if I could talk to you a little; to explain everything."
Glancing at the couch, Michael realized that his mom could return at any given moment. "You know what, we’ve been over this before AJ and quite frankly I don’t want to go over it again. Unfortunately, my mom is like gonna be home soon, so you might wanna go. Plus, well," he laughed sarcastically, "she grounded me until further notice."
Automatically curious, A.J. asked, "What did you do to get yourself grounded?"
"My ‘poor behavior’ and getting into trouble at school. Mom and dad both teamed up on me and said that I was grounded until my attitude and my studies improved."
His mind quickly thought of a sure-fire way to not only get to spend time with Michael, but also pull the wool over both Carly and Sonny's eyes. "I'll tell you what. If I can arrange for you to have the chance to talk to me, as well as help get your grades up, would you be up for it?"
A devious smile began to form on Michael’s lips. He was more than interested in what A.J. was planning to do. "How are you possibly going to manage to do that? I mean, there is no way my folks are letting me out of the house when school is out."
Heading for the door, A.J simply waved a hand casually. His eyes suddenly glanced at the letter from school. Picking it up, he quickly read it. Folding it up, he slid it into his pocket. "Don't worry about anything, okay? If you still want to talk with me, then I'll make the arrangements. If you change your mind, all you have to say so."
Closing the door after him, Michael was more than interested in seeing what A.J was up to.
On the next Port Charles: Endgame
- Jason pays an unannounced visit to Lucky
- Lucky enjoys the much needed distraction of spending time with Cameron
- Jason asks Liz for a big favor
(Remember before the storyline involving the hit and run took front and center for a few episodes, Jason had just learned from Carly and Robin that Sam is alive.)