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#61 Tuesday January 8th
Yvette is sitting in her living room drinking coffee. Chester comes in the front door.
Yvette: I'm glad to see you. I didn't expect you to get back until tomorrow.
Chester: The project I was working on got stalled, I have to go back in a day or two when it gets
back on track.
Yvette: I really needed someone to talk to.
Chester: Is something wrong?
Yvette: Everything. I was up half the night at the office trying to settle the construction contract issue with the board. We finally settled on Greenwood.
Chester: I thought your Mother was in charge of that?
Yvette: She is, I just had to temporarily step in and mediate the situation, she wasn't really up to it.
Chester: Is she feeling all right?
Yvette: She's not ill, just upset.
Yvette: I tried to call Cassandra's bluff and it didn't work out to well.
Yvette: She came storming into my office yesterday and we got into a big argument.
My mother heard us arguing and came to see what was going on and Cassandra
just dumped the whole truth out right there.
Chester: Oh, no.
Yvette: My mother is a so upset right now and I am so angry with myself for opening
up this whole situation.
Chester: Does anyone else in your family know?
Yvette: Not yet.
Chester: I imagine your mother would like to keep it that way.
Yvette: She's always been steadfastly against secrets, so I wouldn't be surprised if she clued
the others in soon.
Chester: I guess this Cassandra won't be bothering you anymore now that the truth is out.
Yvette: She's not giving up, she's up to something and I know it.
Chester: Just hold out hope she isn't.
Yvette: She desperately wants to get her hands on my family's company, so it's
a slim to none that she's done causing havoc.
Chester: She certainly sounds like no joke.
Yvette: And I'm sure her son isn't either.
George and Carol are at the Athletic Club
George: I want to thank you for inviting me to lunch, I'm sure your schedule is very busy.
Carol: Of course, but I felt I had to make time for this.
George: I take it you reviewed the proposal I faxed to you.
Carol: I did, it looks really good. Seems very airtight.
George: Took me a long time to put it together, the biggest worry was the funding.
Carol: Your company has specialized primarily in construction, so what made you want
to start acquiring department stores?
George: My intention is to move this company up in the Fortune 500 and expanding
our holdings retail was the best way to do so. Construction alone wasn't cutting it.
Carol: The retail business isn't easy, Mr. Lightner, it involves a lot of elements that require
multi-tasking and clear vision.
George: I've tested the waters a little bit by acquiring a couple of retail stores out west, I'm steadily
getting the hang of it.
Carol: Interesting, I didn't see those stores in the? list of current holdings you provided.
George: I acquired them under a different business name.
Carol: Care to say why?
George: I didn't want my competition to catch on to my plans right away.
Carol: Smart. So what would our first move be, if I decided to come on board?
George: Make McGregor's shareholders restless, even more so than they are now. The whole
expansion deal McGregor is planning with Carter has made already them sort of nervous.
Carol: Add a little fuel to the fire, so to speak.
Carol: I like it.
George: Does that mean you are on board?
Carol: Airtight as it is, it still could fail.
George: But it could be successful. I know what a long and bitter history your company has had with McGregor. Why not settle
the score like this?
Carol: My animosity with the McGregors goes beyond business, but we won't get into that.
George: Well, sounds like all the more reason to get on board.
George reaches to shakes Carol's hand. Carol hesitates for a second and then shakes his hand.
Carol: You've got yourself a partner.
Stephen is about to leave his law office for lunch, when Edmund comes in.
Edmund: I needed to talk about the case, is this a good time?
Stephen: I was just about to go to lunch, but I can wait a few minutes.
Stephen: What's up?
Edmund: It's something that Leigh said. She stopped by last night and she's done a complete 180 about the case.
Stephen: That's good news.
Edmund: She even says she's going to drop the appeal.
Edmund: It wasn't that long ago that she was determined to get the kids from me, now she's changing. I think she's up to something.
Stephen: Her lawyer, Benjamin Bonoff is one of the strongest thinkers in family law, it's possible he told her to change her strategy.
Edmund: I believe it.
Stephen: But on the other hand, she might really want to settle things quietly.
Edmund: If you knew Leigh like I do, you'd know that she doesn't back down that easily.
Stephen: Wait this one out, see what happens. If she's bluffing, it will become clear soon enough.
Edmund: Maybe you're right, I might be thinking too negatively.
Stephen: I'm not suggesting you let your guard down, I'm just saying wait and see how this goes.
Edmund: Thanks for the advice.
Stephen: Not a problem.
Leigh is at her hotel suite, looking through an old, worn address book. She stops on a page and looks at a number
Leigh: This could be my chance to get custody of my children.
Leigh picks of the phone and starts dialing a number.
Leigh: (into phone) Good morning, it's been a long time since I've spoken with you. Listen, I don't want to beat around the bush, but
I need a help with something very important. What is it? Why don't we discuss that in person? It's only half-hour drive, I could leave now? Good, I'll see you there. (hangs up) I hope this works.
Leigh grabs her purse and heads out.