produced/written by G. Matthew Smith

EPISODE #13 click here for a printable version of this episode
June 1935, the night of Reginald and Jillian's engagement party


The Grand Sunset RoomPatterson stood in the doorway leading to the balcony as he watched a broken and weary Stephanie Lake sitting on the ground crying her eyes out.  He'd never really cared much for her.  All of her schemes to separate Reginald and Jillian had just made him despise her even more.  Now, however, in her pitiful state, he couldn't help but feel sorry for her.  Maybe he'd been wrong about her.  Maybe she had just been misled.  Maybe she did have a heart.

"Darn!  Where in the world did Patterson go?" Lorraine mumbled to herself as she walked through the crowd.  She hoped she hadn't been too harsh on him earlier.  She couldn't help it if she still had a few unresolved feelings for Trevor.  She really did hope for a future with Patterson; but the pain of Trevor's betrayal was still too fresh.  Lorraine knew that Patterson would be what was best for her.  But, where did he disappear to?

She raised her index finger up to her lip as she thought.  "Oh, well," she mutter again, "I'll find him eventually."  She let out a heavy sigh and took a sip of her drink.

I'll just hang out in here until Momma and Nana move, Maggie thought as she approached the doors to the empty lounge.  Then I can go and find Patterson.  Carefully, she pulled open the door and stuck her head in to make sure the coast was clear.  Her hand flew up to her mouth to catch her gasp as he eyes grew wide.  Maggie couldn't believe what she was seeing.  The supposedly empty lounge wasn't empty at all.  Right before her stood her father and Annabelle Lake and it looked like they were kissing.