Billy and Brittany are hanging out. Brittany pours Billy some lemonade.
BILLY: Thank you. I am parched.
BRITTANY: Parched. Who says that? What are you, an old man?
BILLY: If I was still in Genoa City, I would feel like one. That places ages you.
BRITTANY: Well good thing you came here to Paradise.
BILLY: Yes. Paradise. Has this place been your Paradise since you moved here?
BRITTANY: It has been okay. I’ve landed on my feet here thanks to the casino.
BILLY: I need to land on my feet now. I need to find out what kind of work I want to do here.
BRITTANY: There are plenty of options in this city. The police force is always hiring.
BILLY: Yeah right. I need something a little more glamourous.
BRITTANY: There is plenty of glamour here, too. This city has a lot of good and bad.
Chavo meets up with Greg in the alley.
GREG: Where is Vin?
CHAVO: He is late and in one foul mood.
GREG: Oh boy. What happened now? He is always pissed about something.
CHAVO: This one may be a big one, bro.
GREG: Well tell me!
CHAVO: It’s his girlfriend. I guess she broke up with him. Homie seems livid!
GREG: Great, girl trouble.
CHAVO: I know he is mad all the time, but he seems worse this time.
GREG: I do wish Vin would calm down.
CHAVO: Well he bought his new gun and I’m afraid he is going to do something stupid with it.
Jesse is at the police station.
He and another cop are sitting down.
JESSE: I want you to help me in my crusade to help this city.
OFFICER RAMOS: I will do whatever I can to help, Captain.
JESSE: That is what I like to hear. This community deserves better.
OFFICER RAMOS: I quite admire our drive you have for the youth here. Instead of taking what happened to your daughter as a negative you are trying to turn it into a positive.
JESSE: The people responsible for that shoot out are in custody, but there are some youth out there that have not yet gotten into deep trouble. Those are the ones I would love to help.
OFFICER RAMOS: What are we going to do to help them?
JESSE: We’re going to reach out and I do have an idea how…
At the hospital, Kayla and Angie are with resident psychiatrist Jerri.
JERRI: I am thrilled to hear about your daughter, Angie.
ANGIE: Yes. Natalia does seem to be recovering at a good rate.
JERRI: Good work guys.
KAYLA: It really was touch and go for a while but there seems to be great doctors and surgeons on staff.
ANGIE: If there is one thing right in this city, it is this hospital.
JERRI: We are the best of the best. Or so I like to think.
ANGIE: You are great Jerri. The amount of care you have for your patients is admirable.
JERRI: Thank you.
Jennifer is in the Horton house.
Her boyfriend Daniel Jonas walks in…
JENNIFER: Daniel. Glad you came by.
DANIEL: I had to. I think we both had to.
JENNIFER: Yeah we do need to have a talk.
DANIEL: I agree Jenn, one hundred percent.
Back in Paradise
Terrance is back from Arizona. Steve shakes his hand.
STEVE: How was the trip?
TERRANCE: Short, but sweet.
STEVE: But not successful.
TERRANCE: Unfortunately. I am gald to be back though.
STEVE: Hate to tell you this, but don’t unpack your bags.
TERRANCE: Oh no…why?
STEVE: Because the both of us are flying somewhere else!
Marcino is in his room.
He hears his mom and Billy chatting in the other room.
He is upset again and rolls his eyes.
MARCINO: Who is this Billy guy just storming back into her life? I don’t know who he thinks he is.
He gets his cell phone and texts somebody.
MARCINO: I do not want to be here while they are here together.
He leaves his room and walks in the front room.
MARCINO: Sorry to interrupt, but I am going to meet up with a friend, Mom.
BRITTANY: Okay well just be careful.
MARCINO: I always am.
BILLY: See you buddy
JENNIFER: You know I have been wanting to move and I am certain where I want to move.
DANIEL: You want to go where JJ went, don’t you?
JENNIFER: Yes. Paradise, New Mexico. I am sure you don’t like the idea, but that is what I want to do.
DANIEL: You’ve wanted a move and a change for a while. I can respect that.
JENNIFER: If I have to move there alone I will.
DANIEL: Actually, I would love to move there with you.
JENNIFER: but what about your job?
DANIEL: I knew you were considering this so I already put my notice in weeks ago.
JENNIFER: What a wonderful surprise!
She hugs him.
JENNIFER: This make me already want to start packing!
Steve visits Kayla at the hospital.
KAYLA: What is up?
STEVE: Wanted to come and see you, baby.
KAYLA: You have that look on your face though.
STEVE: What look?
KAYLA: The look you always have when you have something to say that I don’t want to hear.
STEVE: Ohhh that look…yeah I guess so.
KAYLA: Then what is it you are up to?
STEVE: I have to go on a trip.
KAYLA: For the ISA?
STEVE: Yes for the ISA.
KAYLA: This isn’t dangerous is it?
STEVE: It is ISA business but I promise it isn’t dangerous.
KAYLA: It better not be. You were supposed to be getting away from all this.
STEVE: I am sweetness it just takes time.
He kisses her.
STEVE: I promise its nothing big.
Kayla gives him a doubting look.
At the hospital
Angie sees a girl entering Jerris office.
The girl has a busted lip and a major black eye...
ANGIE: (Shakes her head) poor girl.
The young Girl, Ali, sits with Jerri
JERRI: Hi Ali...I wish it didn’t lead to this.
ALI: I tried to get away.
JERRI: I know, honey.
ALI: I just finally had enough. I had to get out.
JERRI: You did the right thing
ALI: But I don’t know what to do now.
JERRI: I promised I would help you and I will.
Back at the police station
JESSE: Officer Ramos, my first step of business is a fundraiser. Usually we cops fundraiser for ourselves but this time I want it to be for the community center.
OFFICER RAMOS: Wonderful. I would be willing to help set this up. Reaching out to the community is good for all involved.
JESSE: All the funds will go to a newly built community center in the more poverty ridden part of the city. I don’t know if the chief will go for this but it’s worth a shot.
OFFICER RAMOS: He is a tough sell.
JESSE: I frankly don’t care how tough he is. It is going to happen.
Jesse gets a text. It is from Angie.
JESSE: Sorry, but I have to head off to the hospital.
OFFICER RAMOS: Hope everything is okay!
Vin shows off his gun to Greg and Chavo.
VIN: A top of the line piece here fellas.
GREG: Nice buy.
CHAVO: Great buy.
VIN: And thing is, I'm in the right mind to use it today.
CHAVO: Don’t say that.
VIN: Oh it is true.
GREG: I am going to take this as my cue to leave.
VIN: Don’t miss out on the fun Gregory.
GREG: I’ll pass if you are going to do something stupid.
VIN: I swear. Sometimes that kid is a p*ssy.
CHAVO: You shouldn't make any rash decisions.
VIN: I am not. I should have just shot that damn girl long time ago.
The camera zooms in on the gun.
Jennifer is packing.
JENNIFER: I will miss this house though.
She starts to take the pictures off the mantel. She gets to a picture of Jack.
JENNIFER: Definitely off to a new phase in my life.
She kisses the picture of Jack and puts it in a box.
Cut to Steve and Terrance.
TERRANCE: Well I am still packed, Steve. What are we doing?
STEVE: Hope you are ready for a long trip.
TERRANCE: I am not, but I can be game. Okay I’m not thrilled to be flying again, but if it helps find Bo.
STEVE: I hope it will.
TERRANCE: But why England?
STEVE: We are going to go see an old friend of Bos. Greta Von Amburg.
In the Psychiatrist office
JERRI: Did you now ex boyfriend attack you before or after you broke up with him?
JERRI: He is scum and I am glad you feel that in your heart now.
ALI: I am glad I left. I just...(sighs heavily)
JERRI: I know how hard it has been for you to come here the past couple months and I know that you still have a hard path from here, but trust me that I will help you.
ALI: I trust you completely. I am just eighteen though and was living with my boyfriend. I have nowhere to go. Or to hide if I need to.
JERRI: Your parents live here don’t they?
ALI: My boyfriend is crazy. I do not want to put my parents in danger.
Jerri Holds Alis hand.
JERRI: Then I am going to take you to a womens shelter. I’ll keep you safe.
ALI: I don’t know if that will even work. I've never told you this but my boyfriend…he is in a gang.
Vin has a picture of Ali in a frame.
VIN: You made a huge mistake breaking up with me Ali.
Vin sets the picture down and gazes at it.
He pulls out his gun and uses the picture for target practice shooting it twice…
Billy and Brittany are looking through a newspaper.
BILLY: I really would rather not find a job in the paper.
BRITTANY: Come on. Be a good ol fashion regular person Mister Abbott.
BILLY: Yeah I guess being an Abbott I never had to do this.
BRITTANY: You’ll come up with a career here. I have faith in you.
The two turn to face each other and their mouths are close together.
Their lips inch forward to each other, but Brittany pulls away.
Marcino arrives at the park.
He looks at his watch.
MARCINO: Come on man, where you at?
Greg comes walking up to him…
GREG: Hey bro!
They bump fists.
GREG: I’m happy you wanted to chill!
MARCINO: I had to get out of the house.
GREG: Sounds good to me. I had to get away from my...friends.
Jesse is at the hospital and greets Angie.
ANGIE: Come here…
She leads him to Natalia room quickly.
Natalia is conscious!
JESSE: Oh baby!
Natalia looks at Jesse and smiles.
JESSE: This is wonderful.
NATALIA: (Whispers) hi dad.
JESSE: Hi baby
He kisses Natalia on the forehead.
Jesse is elated.
Angie looks on smiling and teary eyed…
*I do not own any non original characters nor any pictures.