behind all of this." Jillian
sighed as she became fully aware of that revelation.
"I should have known. You better be careful dealing with him,
He has a sick, twisted way of coming back to haunt you."
"Although I'm sure you know a lot about him,
I'm more than capable of dealing with Dane Manchester. You
let me worry about my dealings with him. You need to worry
Stephanie stood in the doorway with her arms propped defiantly on her
"I told you...get out!" Jillian lunged
at Stephanie and pushed her through the door. Stephanie stumbled
backwards and glared at her rival.
"He's not the man you think he is! You have
this picture of this nice little life with all the trimmings in your
head. It's not going to happen! You can't give him
what he needs...not like I can. You're deluding
yourself....sticking your head in the sand!"
"No, Stephanie, you're the one who's
deluded. You've deluded yourself into thinking that what happened
between you and Reginald meant something. It meant nothing!
You were nothing to him but a means to avoid commitment. Once he
realized a commitment was what he wanted, he had no use for you.
He committed to me, not you. I have the ring and the promise.
You have nothing!" Stephanie looked at Jillian and realized
that she was a stronger adversary than she'd thought. She'd
believed Jillian would crumple and run away just as she'd done with
Dane. Stephanie realized, now, that she had a true fight on her
"Well, you just keep your head in the sand.
You'll wake up one day a realize the truth. You'll realize
marrying Reginald is a mistake. You better hope that happens
before it's too late and you're left regretting every decision you've
ever made." With those final words, Stephanie stormed away
leaving Jillian to wonder if Stephanie could really be right about her
future with Reginald.