Secrets come falling out in Springfield...
Everyone is out in front of the house.
Zach, Leah, James and Marti are all standing together in formal attire.
Zach has his arms around Leah.
James has his arms around Marti.
Phillip, Rick and Mel are taking pictures.
Phillip grins, "You kids look great."
Rick looks at him, "Remember when prom was a big deal. Now it seems like every dance is supposed to be some huge celebration."
Phillip laughs, "An excuse for our girls to buy new dresses."
Mel looks at the kids, "You guys look great."
Phillip turns to Rick, "Does this remind you of anything?"
Rick nods, "Of course, the four musketeers almost 30 years ago."
Marti looks over, "What?"
Leah looks at her, "Oh my God, don't ask."
Rick nods, "The four of us were a group. I took Beth to prom and Phillip took your cousin Mindy. It was the interesting twist later that we switched girls."
Phillip laughs, "I don't think you four have to worry about that."
Zach and Leah smile at each other.
Marti and James each look over at them.
Phillip hollers over, "Hey guys come here. I want to get a shot of the two of you."
James and Zach walk over to their father.
Leah looks at Marti, "Tonight is going to be amazing."
Marti nods, "I know! You look fantastic."
Leah grins, "It's going to get even better. I rented a room for tonight. I am going to surprise Zach with it later. I'm giving him my virginity."
Marti stares, "Wow..."
Across the yard Phillip is with his sons.
Phillip smiles, "It's great to see the two of you looking so mature. And really getting along."
James nods, "Of course."
He looks over at Zach.
After the pictures are over the teens head to the Homecoming Dance.
Maureen walks into the living room.
The apartment is pretty quiet tonight.
She sees Eden's laptop open on the desk.
Maureen smiles, eager to get a friendly revenge for messing with each other's facebooks.
She hops over to Eden's laptop.
Maureen is surprised when pictures of half naked women are pulled up.
She hears Eden coming back.
Maureen jumps up.
Eden walks in, "Hey."
Maureen stares, "Hi!"
Eden looks at her, "Were you on my computer?"
Maureen nods, "Uh... yeah. I'm sorry I thought it would be funny but it wasn't. I'm sorry."
Eden nods, "Yeah."
Maureen walks past her.
Eden walks to her computer.
Maureen turns, "I'm sorry but I did see something. And I want you to know if you're a lesbian, then I'm totally cool with that. But I think you should tell Coop, not that it's any of my business."
Eden laughs, "Wow."
Maureen sighs, "I'm sorry."
Eden shakes her head, "I'm not gay."
Maureen nods, "Of course not. I'm sorry. Plenty of straight women stare at naked women..."
Eden sighs, "I wasn't staring. I was researching."
Maureen nods, "Oh. Are you studying anatomy?"
Eden laughs, "No. I'm studying the business."
Maureen is confused, "What do you mean?"
Eden nods, "I'm thinking of creating my own Website."
Maureen stares at her.
Stephanie is getting dressed for her date with Peter.
She looks in the mirror.
She tries to find the perfect outfit that doesn't reveal her growing belly.
But her attempts make her feel like she's hiding something.
A frustrated Stephanie finds a decent top.
She walks out of her room.
Stephanie walks across the hall and knocks on Peter's door.
Peter opens the door, "Hey."
She grins, "Hi. Am I too early?"
He stares, "Early for what?"
She stares, "Are you serious?"
He sighs, "Sorry, but I have a big date tonight with this girl I met at work. So if you don't mind, I need to get ready."
A disappointed and embarrassed Stephanie nods, "Oh... Oh okay."
She starts to walk away.
He hollers at her, "Stephanie."
He laughs, "Just to be clear, you know I'm talking about you right?"
Stephanie grins, "Oh yeah! Duh."
He shuts the door.
A relieved Stephanie lets out a chuckle as she goes to her room.
She walks in and sits on her bed, waiting patiently.
A few minutes later there is a knock on her door.
She jumps up, "Coming."
Stephanie opens the door.
Peter is standing there with flowers.
She smiles, "Aww. Long time no see."
He grins, "Tell me about it."
She smiles, "Glad to see you remembered me."
He smiles, "Well to be honest, I've been thinking about this ever since we planned it."
She nods, "Me too."
He takes her hand, "Shall we?"
Stephanie and Peter walk to the hall.
Shayne and Ava are out on a date.
The two are sitting at a table.
He looks at her, "This is nice."
She smiles, "I know. I feel like we are a normal couple for once. We can go out and have a nice dinner together. It's good."
He nods, "I'm glad. All I want is for you to be happy."
She grins, "I want the same for you. I know you've had a lot going on lately. Especially now that you're dad is ill."
He sighs, "We've all had a lot going on. But now that you're back I feel things are going to be okay."
She nods, "I still feel like we should talk about all of the stuff that happened before my kidnapping. I feel like we've been tip toeing around that."
He looks at her, "Ava it's in the past."
She shakes her head, "How can we put it in the past when we haven't addressed it?"
He sighs, "Ava what is there to talk about? We both know what happened and now we have made it through. We're okay now."
She sighs, "We never talked about it. I hurt you really bad. I lied to you in the beginning of our relationship. How can you trust me now?"
Shayne looks at her, "I just do."
She sighs, "I don't think so. You can really trust me even though you know that I was working with Alan Michael to take down your family?"
He nods, "You wanted to try and get your son back."
She sighs, "It doesn't excuse what I did to you."
He takes her hand, "Why are you bringing this up?"
She looks in his eyes, "Because I want to be sure that we are really past it. I don't deserve your forgiveness."
He smiles, "Too bad."
She looks down.
He looks at her, "Hey."
Ava looks up.
He smiles, "I love you."
She grins, "I love you too."
The two kiss.
Marah is walking down the hallway to her room.
Edmund steps off the elevator.
He starts walking towards her.
She sees him coming.
Marah turns the other way.
He hollers, "Marah, Marah!"
Edmund hurries towards her.
She turns away, "Leave me alone Edmund!"
He takes her hand, "Please, just let me explain this to you. I really need to tell you something."
She pulls away, "No, leave me alone."
Edmund sighs, "Marah please! I love you."
She shakes her head, "Don't say that."
He gets down on his knees, "Just give me five minutes. That is all I ask of you. I love you and I want to be honest with you. I have to tell you something."
Marah nods, "You slept with someone else? Oh wait I already knew that."
Edmund sighs, "There's more to it Marah."
She shakes her head, "What more is there?"
He nods, "Let me explain."
Marah looks away.
He keeps looking at her.
Marah lets him into her room.
He walks in, "Thank you."
She sighs, "Don't thank me. I don't know why I'm doing this."
He sighs, "Because you love me too."
Marah shakes her head, "No! I don't! I can't! The only person I need to love is myself! I look out for Marah Lewis. I don't have time for you!"
He stares, "You really want to be alone in this world."
Marah shakes her head, "I don't need you Edmund. Annie has been here for me."
He scoffs, "Annie?"
She nods, "Yes! Annie is the one person that I can trust in this screwed up world! She is the only person who I know won't let me down."
Edmund shouts, "No she's not!"
Marah shouts, "Yes she is!"
Edmund yells, "No! She is not! It was her Marah. Annie was the woman I slept with that night."
Marah stares in shock.
The Homecoming Dance is taking place.
RJ walks in with Belinda.
Belinda sighs, "I can't believe I'm here."
He looks at her, "You said you would help if you needed to. James needs you tonight. So does Leah. You owe it to both of them don't you?"
The two walk out to the dance floor.
Across the room James is dancing with Marti.
She looks at him, "Are you okay?"
He sighs, "Uh... yeah. Sorry."
Marti notices that James is looking at Leah.
Marti sighs, "Do you like her?"
James looks at Marti, "What?"
Marti sighs, "Everyone can see it James. Except for her. I think you need to say something before it's too late."
James nods, "Why are you telling me this?"
She sighs, "It's down to the wire James. Leah is planning on giving herself to Zach tonight."
James stares at Marti.
Across the room.
Zach and Leah are dancing.
Zach smiles, "You look amazing."
She grins, "I'm so happy we made it here. It wasn't that long ago that we were dancing at prom. Now it's homecoming again. And we are closer than ever."
He nods, "I think so too."
She smiles, "I have to tell you something."
He looks at her, "What's up?"
She nods, "I love you Zach."
He stares at her.
Zach kisses her.
Eden and Maureen are sitting at her laptop.
Maureen stares, "So you want to go into the porn industry?"
Eden sighs, "Don't say it like that. I'm not videotaping people having sex. I'm thinking of starting a Website for women to show off their beautiful bodies."
Maureen stares, "Can you really make money off of something like that? I mean not to sound rude or anything, but aren't there a million sites like that?"
Eden nods, "I know. But I used to be a damn good business woman. And I know a lot of women who used to work for me that would be willing to help."
Maureen sighs, "Is this about your old escort service?"
Eden sighs, "I don't know. I feel like I abandoned all of those women who I helped get off the streets and turn their lives around. This could save them."
Maureen stares, "Do I sound like a prude? Because this seems kind of extreme."
Eden nods, "Lots of people would say that. But I'm not going to do something tasteless and disgusting. I want to make something beautiful. I want the women to have a sense of respect and power."
Maureen shakes her head, "I doubt that goes through guy's minds when they look at that stuff."
Eden nods, "You would be surprised."
Maureen looks at her, "So you're going to make a Website for people to look at when they want to admire the female body. Is that how you explained it to Coop?"
Eden sighs, "No. That is how I am going to explain it to Coop."
Maureen stares, "He doesn't know?"
Eden shakes her head, "I'm not even sure yet. Like I'm really going to spring this on him before I'm sure. He can be uptight sometimes, he's like an old man."
Maureen nods, "He's the most mature roommate."
Eden nods, "This is going to be tough to explain to him."
The two women look at each other.
Stephanie and Peter are walking down the hall.
Peter is holding her hand.
She smells the flowers, "So where are we going?"
He grins, "Somewhere near by."
She sighs, "If we are going to the diner downstairs-"
He shakes his head, "No, are you kidding? Kids are going to be celebrating homecoming night later. I'm not setting foot down there or any other restaurant in town."
Stephanie stares, "I'm not following."
He opens the door to his room.
She peaks her head in.
He has a dinner set up.
She grins, "This looks great."
He nods, "Glad you think so. I wasn't sure if it would come off as creepy having you come over to my room on the first date."
She laughs, "Well I know you're a gentleman so it's okay."
He smiles, "Good."
Peter walks over and pulls out Stephanie's chair for her.
She sits down, "Thank you. This is going to take getting used to."
Peter stares, "What? Being treated the way you deserve?"
Stephanie sighs, "My last relationship was sort of the opposite."
Peter nods, "We don't need to talk about that. He is not even worth talking about."
She nods, "You're right."
He takes her hand, "I'm really glad you let me take you 'out'."
She laughs, "Me too."
He looks at her, "I really like you Stephanie."
She grins, "I like you a lot too Peter."
The two begin to eat their meal.
Zach is outside, he hangs up his cell phone.
Marti walks out, "Hey. What are you doing out here?"
He nods, "Just checking reservations."
She sighs, "I think you should tell Leah."
He shakes his head, "She just told me she loved me."
She sighs, "What did you say?"
He scoffs, "It's none of your business."
She nods, "It is too."
He turns to her, "No it's not! Will you please drop it?"
She shakes her head, "I can't! I'm sorry. I can't stop thinking about the night we spent together."
He starts to walk away, "It was once."
She follows him, "Don't act like it was nothing. Don't you dare. I know it wasn't. We had a strong connection. You were so happy that night."
He scoffs, "We had sex!"
She sighs, "It wasn't just a one night stand. Otherwise you wouldn't still want me and I wouldn't still want you. And that's why you can't say 'I love you' to Leah."
Zach stares at Marti.
Inside Leah is looking for Zach.
James walks up to her, "I need to talk to you."
James walks her out to the hallway.
She looks at him, "Are you okay?"
He shakes his head, "No. Leah I haven't had a moment alone with you yet. But I need to tell you this...."
She stares, "What?"
He looks at her, "Zach is no good for you. You're too good for my brother Leah."
She stares, "Oh... Oh my God."
James nods, "Zach is a bad guy."
Leah backs away, "Why are you doing this James?"
James shakes his head, "I don't want to see you get hurt."
Leah sighs, "This is unbelievable. Zach is my boyfriend. He would never hurt me or be dishonest with me."
James nods, "He already did. He knew Belinda sent the text of you and he kept that information to himself."
Leah shakes her head, "Oh my God. That's absurd!"
He nods, "But it's true."
Leah stares in shock and confusion.
Shayne and Ava walk into the room they got for the night.
The two are kissing.
He looks at her, "You have no idea how much I've missed this. When you were gone all I could think about was what would happen if I lost you for good."
She smiles, "I thought the same thing about you. All I wanted to do was to see you one last time."
He nods, "I promise, no one will ever hurt you again."
She shakes her head, "You can't promise that."
He nods, "I can. I won't let you get hurt again."
She smiles, "I love you Shayne."
He grins, "I want you to be my wife Ava. I know we've done the whole engagement thing before. I don't even know if you still have your ring, but I want to spend the rest of my life with you."
She kisses him.
He wraps his arms around her.
She smiles, "I don't need a ring Shayne. All I need is to know that you and I are meant to be together. And nothing can change that."
Shayne kisses her.
The two walk over to the bed.
She pulls him down on top of her.
He looks into her eyes, "You are the most beautiful woman."
She stares, "I'm the most lucky woman."
They slowly unbutton each other's tops.
Ava gets Shayne's shirt off of him.
Shayne begins kissing Ava's chest.
Shayne kisses her all over.
Ava smiles at him.
The two begin to make love.
Marah turns away from Edmund.
Edmund looks at her, "It's true Marah."
Marah shakes her head, "I knew you were capable of lying. We both are. But the fact that you think I'm stupid enough to fall for that... it's insulting."
He sighs, "You know me Marah. I'm a good liar. I would have come up with something better than this. But damn it, it's the truth Marah."
She shakes her head, "You're a liar."
He sighs, "Not this time."
Marah stares, "Annie is a second mother to me!"
Edmund nods, "I was drunk! She took advantage of that and took me back to my room that night."
Marah scoffs, "Wow. You're ridiculous."
Edmund nods, "We can go ask the bartender. He is the one who told me."
She nods, "He could easily be bought off."
Edmund nods, "Answer me this Marah: Is there any reason that Annie would want to break us up? I mean I know she hates me and doesn't want us together."
Marah shakes her head, "She wouldn't do that."
He sighs, "Is there anything that happened before that night? Anything that would drive her to do that?"
Marah stares into space.
She remembers her fight with Annie.
Annie scoffs, "You don't understand so don't you dare judge me Marah. And don't even think of telling Edmund."
Marah cries, "I have to! I will try to keep your name out of it!"
Annie shouts, "Try? I can't let you ruin my life Marah. I love you, but I can't let you do this."
Marah backs away, "I'm sorry. I should have done this a long time ago. I never should have got you involved."
Annie scoffs, "Too late. You already did."
Marah has tears in her eyes, "I am so sorry Annie. But I'm going to sleep on it. But I'm like 99% sure that I'm going to tell him. So please just prepare yourself."
Annie shakes her head, "No."
Marah walks to the door.
Annie hollers, "I'm warning you Marah, you don't want this."
Marah's eyes fill with tears.
Edmund puts his arms around her, "I'm sorry Marah but-"
Marah pulls away, "No!"
He sighs, "I'm sorry."
She sobs, "No!!!"
An emotional Marah falls to her knees.
Leah stares at James, "Why are you doing this?"
He sighs, "It's the truth! Leah, he's no good. And he knew that Belinda sent the text."
Leah shakes her head, "Why would you say that?"
Belinda and RJ walk over.
Belinda sighs, "It's true Leah. Zach knew it was me. I confronted him about it myself."
Leah scoffs, "Like I'm going to believe a word that comes out of your mouth, you disgusting whore."
RJ nods, "She's telling the truth Leah."
Leah has tears in her eyes.
She looks at James, "Why? Why are you doing this? Why would Zach lie about that?"
James sighs, "You have to know Leah! Don't act like you really don't know."
She stares, "I don't."
James pulls Leah away.
She stares, "What?"
He looks at her, "I like you Leah! Oh my God! I have liked you since we were kids. And I hate seeing you with a jerk like my brother."
Leah stares, "What?"
He sighs, "Leah."
Leah backs away, "I can't do this James... Oh my God."
She runs away.
A heartbroken James watches her leave.
Outside of the dance.
Marti looks at Zach.
Zach sighs, "What is all of this?"
She sighs, "I didn't want to feel this way."
Zach shakes his head, "You're Leah's best friend Marti. Get away from me."
Marti looks at him, "Make me."
Marti kisses Zach.
Zach passionately kisses her back.
Marti looks at him, "I'm right aren't I?"
He nods, "Yeah. I have feelings for you Marti. I've had these feelings ever since we slept together last month. Are you happy?"
Marti shakes her head, "No! Because It took you so long."
He sighs, "I want to be with Leah."
Marti scoffs, "If that's true then why are you out here with me?"
They hear a familiar voice, "Yeah why?!?!"
Zach and Marti turn around.
Leah is standing across from them.
A very emotional Leah stares them down.
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