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[Episode Four: "Distrust and Jealousy"]

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[RAMSAY HOME: MASTER BEDROOM]

Samantha Ramsay sits upon her bed with a large hatbox full of photographs in front of her. She begins to look through a stack, pausing on one of she and Benjamin at their high school prom some fifteen years ago.

"Mommy?" Callie's voice calls.

"I'll be right there, sweetie!" Sam says, wiping the tears from her eyes. She shoves the photos back into the box and replaces the lid. She climbs off the bed, picks up the box and places it on the floor beside the bed. She then pushes it under with her foot. Samantha then makes her way down the hall and to her daughter's room. She pushes open the door and turns on the light. "Are you okay, Callie?"

"Will you read me another story, Mommy?"

"You didn't like the first one?"

"I already heard that one. I want a new one."

Sam walks over to the bookshelf and begins to read off the titles of the books.

"Mommy, a new one!"

"Alright, one more story, but after that, you got to sleep, deal?"

"Deal!" the little girl smiles.

Sam sits down on the edge of her daughter's bed and straightens the sheets covering Callie.

"Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess..."

[HARRISON MANSION: FOYER]

Kaitlyn Harrison stands in the foyer of her family's mansion anxiously pacing. She stops in front a mirror and inspects her appearance for what may be the thousandth time. After making some adjustments to her hair, she stomps over to the large, wooden staircase and looks up at it. "Amy! Hurry up!"

"Hold on!" an annoyed voice calls down to her.

Kaitlyn heavily sighs as she stomps over to the bottom of the stairs and sits upon the second to last step. She pulls her cell phone from her purse and dials a number. She glances up at the stairs behind her as she waits for her call to be answered. "Hayley? I'm just waiting for Amy and then I'll be there! But she's taking forever."

Hayley Nolan's voice is heard through the telephone line. "So's my stupid brother. He's coming too."

"Cade's going?" she asks, with a subtle note of excitement in her voice.

"Unfortunately," Hayley responds.

Amy descends the stairs and stops near the bottom where Kaitlyn is blocking the way. "Move it, let's go."

Kaitlyn quickly hops of the stair and moves out of her sister's way. "Halyey? I'll see you there!" She hangs up her phone and puts it back into her purse.

The door bell rings. "That's Drew," Amy begins. "Go let him in. I'm going to go tell Daddy we're leaving." Amy exits the foyer in search of her father while Kaitlyn opens the door and allows Drew to enter.

"You ladies almost ready?" he asks.

"Yeah, just waiting for Amy to get done talking with Daddy."

A few moments later, Amy reenters the foyer with a smile on her face. "Alright, let's get out here. She walks passed both Kaitlyn and Drew and through the open front door.

[THE ONYX ROSE]

Rebecca Wade anxiously looks around at her empty bar. She can hear the sound of her soon-to-be customers lined up outside of the club's entrance. Inside with her are Robby McEwell, Jake Rowland, and Aly Cauldwell.

Aly steps over to her friend. "Hey, relax, nothing's going to go wrong tonight."

"I wish I was as confident as you," she says before excusing herself and walking over to the bar. "Jake, where is your brother? If he's not here, I don't—."

"Relax, Bec, he'll be here. I can call him if you want..."

The door to the back entrance suddenly slams closed and a few seconds later Lukas Rowland enters the room. "Sorry I'm late."

"It's fine," a visibly nervous Rebecca responds. "Just make sure no one under the age of twenty-one gets their hands on any alcohol tonight."

"You got it," Lukas says.

[THE ONYX ROSE: EXTERIOR]

Dozens of people have lined up outside of the building, eagerly anticipating the club's opening. Shaun Elwood and Kimberly Olin are two people among the crowd.

Shaun looks down at his watch. "Should only be another couple minutes."

"Excellent, I can't tell you how excited I am to actually be out on a Saturday night."

"You're telling me. I've worked the last three Saturdays in a row. And the one before that, I was too tired to do anything."

Kim laughs. "Aren't we pathetic?"

"More like, mature, responsible people," Shaun says with a smile, and can't help but join in when she laughs. "Yeah, I didn't believe that one either. But seriously, it must be why you and I get along so well. We can both understand what it's like to have a demanding job."

"I know what you mean. I think my last legitimate boyfriend was in college. I've been on dates every now and then, but nothing serious."

"Then I guess it's good the two of us have started to get to know each other better. But I was just like you, before Sarah—" Shaun immediately stops talking, realizing what he had done. "Kim, I'm sorry."

"It's okay, Shaun. But, let's make it a point not to try not to talk about anything that could ruin tonight for us."

Both of their attentions are drawn to the entrance as Lukas unlocks the door and pushes it open. Before the first patron can enter, Rebecca steps out to address the crowd. "Before this night officially begins, I want to remind you all that tonight is an all ages night. One of many, I hope. Now before any of your think otherwise, alcohol will still be served. But please be prepared to show identification each time you step up to the bar. Each person consuming alcohol will be required to wear a wrist band, which will be handed to you at the purchase of your first drink. To those of you who are over twenty-one, should the measures I have taken fail to ensure that no alcohol is consumed by anyone under the age of twenty-one, I humbly ask that if you witness it happening, please tell one of my employees, who will put a stop to it. Well, I think I've talked enough. Everyone, please enjoy yourselves and have a fun, safe, night!"

CONTINUE--->

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