A will and a way- Part 4
looked up at Nora's tear stained face, and he couldn't believe what she was telling him. How could things have gotten so far
out of control?
Bo: What do you mean you came back for Matthew? Isn't he with you?
Nora: I wish to God he was.
I lost custody Bo. I lost my little Boy.
There was a breif moment of silence between them and this time when he wanted
to hold her she couldn't push him away. He wrapped his arms around her and just held her for what seemed like an eternity.
Finally she pulled away and looked into his eyes. Everything she ever loved was reflected in his eyes.
Bo: I'm so
sorry I wasn't here Red.
Nora: None of it would have happened if you were... ( pause) I'm sorry Bo. I don't mean to
blame you. I'm just speaking facts here. I was a wreck after you had gone. Sam took advantage of that.
Bo: You want
to talk about it?
Nora: I couldn't deal. I blamed myself. I cried all day and all night. I locked myself in my room
for hours. When I finally cried all the tears I could muster, I started drinking again. I was gone for all hours of the day.
I had no idea how to stop. ( He takes her face in his hands and begins to wipe the tears from her eyes).
Bo: I'm sorry
Red. I know I've been saying that alot but I just don't know what else to say. I would totally understand if you wanted to
run screaming into the night after everything that's happened.
Nora: You're not giving up NOW are you?
I'll never give up on us Red... I'm just saying I would understand.
Nora: You know, a part of me understands why he
did it. I was never home for my baby. I couldn't even take care of myself, much less my child. But I never stopped loving
him Bo. I was really trying to find a way to be ok so I could be there for him 100%. It's not like I was hurting him Bo; I
always made sure he was taken care of. Sam took advantage of my greif. I'll never forgive him for letting his jealousy of
YOU destroy MY son. You see that's why I came back. Turns out that Sam isn't the good, decent person we always thought he
Bo: Nora, he stopped being decent when he took you away from me. ( pause) Sorry, that was uncalled for.
No Bo, it wasn't. You're right. I'm the one who broke my wedding vows, but HE'S the one who LET me. I should be the one apoligizing.
How can you even stand to look at me after that?
Bo: Because Red... Because I love you. I tried to run away from you
for so long; no more.
So what's this news you have about Sam? You ARE going to tell me right?
He's the one who's infertile. He's known it for years.
Bo( angry): He's... He's... wait a minute that means...
That's right. It means that Matthew is YOUR son, not his.
Bo: Oh my God... God Red, we've wasted so much time. Now
neither one of his parents knows much about him. What are we going to do now?
Nora: I was hoping you could help me
get our son back.
Bo: Of course I will. What do you need me to do?
Nora: Well... Since I'm the one who lost
custody, you're the one who has to appeal to a judge. Maybe you can even get them to reevalute my case. Please Comish... You've
got to help me. I've spent the first seven years without my baby. I don't want to miss anymore.
Bo: Do you mind telling
me HOW you stayed away for that long?
Nora: At first I didn't. I was always right around the corner. I watched him
with his babysitters, I sent him letters and gifts whenever I could, I even got to see him once or twice when he was at Viki's,
but eventually Sam found out. I was thrown in jail for 6 months. I had to give up my crazy schemes to see my son. That's when
I took up smoking...
Bo( shocked): You? Smoking?
Nora: Suprise... ( pause) I never gave up on him Bo; even when
I left town I was always trying to find a way to get him back. I finally have the amunition I need. Can I count on you to
Bo: Always. You can always count on me.
Nora: Thank you.
Bo: don't mention it.
had the limo pull into the courthouse. She was sitting on the hood with a cigerette in her mouth when Bo came out a half hour
later. He leaned over and took the lighter from her hand.
Bo: You oughta knock it off Red. That stuff is bad for you.
Come on Bo. Give me back my lighter.
Bo: Come and get it.
Nora: You asked for it.
She chased him around
the parking lot until they wound up kissing passionately behind the trees.
Nora: You think I'm afraid don't you?
You afraid? Never..
Nora: Don't you forget it comish...
They begin to kiss more passionatly
this time, unaware of the camera man shooting the photos of their forbidden kisses.
To Be Continued.