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Hey. Hi. Oh, enjoying the last days of summer? Yeah, yeah, you know, just getting in every last lap I can, I guess. An evening swim. Sounds nice. Yeah, the water’s, uh, water’s great. You should take a dip. Yeah, maybe. So, do you have any plans tonight?

There’s a free concert at the park tonight. Japanese take no jumps. Yeah, it’s gonna be kinda cool. Yeah. You wanna go? Um, I’d love to. So I guess this is the date? Yes, it’s a date. Neither a

No, nope, I’m, uh, free as a bird.

Hey girl, what’s up? I heard a rumor that your mom’s the new mayor and Rawlings is out on his ass. Could it be true? Yup, which is good for Salem and especially good for me because I can reopen my bakery. Chanel, that is amazing news! I’m so happy for you. Thank you. I guess mama really did have a plan after all.

Yeah, sure sounds like it. Hey, you know, I completely understand if you can’t make it to the concert tonight. I know you have a million things to do to get Sweet Bits back up and running again. Uh, I do have to do some prep work, but it shouldn’t take long. I can still make our date, if you’re still up for it.

What? Are you kidding? Of course I am. I’ve been looking forward to this all day. So, let’s say I pick you up from the bakery in about 30 minutes? Perfect.

Hey, I heard, uh, on the radio that Victor Kiriakis died in a plane crash. It’s awful, right? To live so long and then die like that? Yeah, you were, uh, you were married to him once upon a time, right? Once upon a time. Indeed. In fact, I was just thinking about him. Our, our marriage. It was miserable. In fact, we totally despised each other.

So that’s a, uh, a celebratory glass of lemonade. Then . At one point in my life, it definitely would’ve been, I probably would’ve danced on his grave. Not busting out the dancing shoes tonight? No, I’m, I’m not. And weirdly, a part of me is gonna miss that old geezer. And he, he wasn’t my least favorite ex husband.

I take it my, uh, dad wasn’t either. He just told me you guys, uh, got engaged again. Congrats, by the way. Yes, we did. And thank you, Johnny. So, you two lovebirds set a date? Not yet, but, uh, your dad went to go get the forms for our marriage license. Oh.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need the forms for a marriage license for Nicole and myself. Are you sure you want to do that? Uh, what’s that supposed to mean? Hey, I’m just trying to offer you some friendly advice. Hmm, because we’ve always been the closest of friends, haven’t we? You having spent the last decade trying to put me behind bars.

It really was nothing personal, but hey, if you don’t want to listen to me, fine. I just think if you want to make a commitment to Nicole, then you should really make sure that’s what you want. Of course it is. I want nothing more. Is that because she’s pregnant? I’m very happy. that Nicole is having my child.

Yes. Not that this is any of your damn business. I’m just throwing it out there that if that’s the only reason why you would like nothing more but to marry her, maybe you should reconsider.

What is it, Sloane? What do you need to tell me? What’s going on? I recently told you that you owe me a favor. I like to think of it more like extortion. You know, I do whatever it is you say I need to do, or you tell Eric that he’s the father of Nicole’s baby. I don’t care what you call it, but your first payment is due today.

I’m telling Eric the moment he gets back, and if I do, then this little hole that you have over me is gonna be zero. Don’t do it. You’ll lose them if you do.

Can I ask you one thing first? Do you love me? Of course. I love you. I wouldn’t have asked you to marry me if I didn’t love you. Now what is going on?

There’s something I have to tell you that I’ve. I’ve been keeping a secret, and I’m really worried that you’re going to be angry, but it can’t wait any longer, so

I just pray you’ll understand. Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Wow. Whatever you’re cooking smells amazing. One of my best and most challenging recipes.

What was that for? Respect the chef. Respect my hunger. Sorry, Jingwen, but you’re going to have to satisfy that hunger someplace else. Because this happens to be a special dinner. for me and a date, which is why I’m going to need you to disappear for the whole evening. Lee, I just worked a 14 hour shift. I don’t want to go out.

Hey, come on. You’re the one who’s always pushing me to focus on my love life. I would think that you would be happy for your older brother and willing to do me this kindness. Fine. But before I disappear, give me the scoop. Who’s the lucky lady?

Melinda. Wait, what? Trask? The one and only. Well, I hope you’re gonna send her through a metal detector before she comes in. Jingwen, please. No, you said you couldn’t trust her. That was then. This is now. We’ve decided to, um, start over. Why? What changed your mind? Hmm. Eh, nothing specific, just that, uh, I think dating Melinda is…

Exactly what I need.

Again, not that it’s any of your damn business, but just for the record, the fact that Nicole is pregnant with my child is not the only reason I’m marrying her. I don’t view this as some sort of obligation. I happen to also love her very much. Oh, my heart melts. But as Shakespeare once wrote, the course of true love never did run smooth.

So before you marry Nicole and you ride off into the sunset together, perhaps you should know the obstacles that may become evident once the sun does set and the two of you are left in the dark. So you light as a poet, do you? Well, I am an orator, after all. A rather infuriating orator who speaks in riddles.

Look, you clearly have something to say to me, so why not stop wasting my time and spit it out? Fine. I suppose you are going to hear about it soon enough anyway.

Sloan. Whatever it is, you can tell me.

First of all, never in my life have I ever cared about anybody the way that I care about you. Which is why I’m so scared. Because it’s the first time I actually have so much to lose. I don’t know how many ways I can tell you this, but I’m not going anywhere. I love you. Tell me what is on your mind.

I should have told you this so much sooner. Sloane!

Sloane, are you… Gosh, are you okay? What’s wrong? I just had this like, this really sharp pain, like really sharp. But it’s, it’s okay. I think it’s… Okay, uh, well, why don’t we go sit down, okay? Okay. I’ll call the doctor, alright? No, no, please, it’s, it’s pretty much gone now. I think I’m okay. Well, I still think we should get it checked out.

No, I just, it’s almost gone. Oh, oh, oh, no, no. Okay, no, no, no, come on. Come on, we gotta get you

to the Just finished up a session with Dr. Evans. Oh, how’s that going? Really well. I think I’m making a lot of progress. It’s probably one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Even if it was court ordered. Well, those sessions wouldn’t be worth anything if you weren’t giving them effort. And you clearly are doing that, so.

Yeah, I’m taking this very seriously. I mean, between therapy and community service, I am determined to make up for my mistakes. Well, it sounds like you’re on your way to doing that. Yeah. The trouble is, nothing of what I’m doing is financially rewarding. Obviously. Yeah, I understand that. Yeah. I mean, I have my sister.

But I can’t lean on her forever. Gotta stand on my own two feet somehow. The only problem is, is the only job I have was Sweet Bits. And… that didn’t end too well. Right. But I mean I have to find something. Something soon. I just don’t know what it is. What? Maybe you could work here.

Hey, ex roomie. Wendy, hey. It’s been a minute, right? Yeah, too long. So, how’s my favorite baker doing? Sorry, I, uh, wasn’t thinking. No, it’s okay. Your favorite baker is actually doing great. Now that I get to bake again. Really? Yes, I am happy to report that Sweet Bits is reopening. Oh, Chanel, that is such great news.

Congratulations! Um, and honestly, it’s such a relief for me because I’ve been having serious apple furter withdrawal. Well, come by tomorrow. I’ll hook you up. You’re the best. And I know just how to repay you. In advance. I was just about to hit up the bistro. How’s dinner with an ex roomie sound? I’m buying.

Okay, I would love to, but I actually already have plans tonight. Oh. Bummer. I was hoping you could keep me company. I’ve been banished from the apartment Trask.

Her? Yeah, that’s the face I made. Weirdly enough, Tripp seems to think she’s not so bad. Well, he sees the best in everyone, which can be pretty annoying at times. Yeah, I can see that. Speaking of, how come your man isn’t taking you to the bistro tonight? Oh, you know, the usual excuse, he’s off saving lives or whatever.

Yeah, but damn, so not only does he see the best in people, but he also does noble work? Yeah, so annoying. I know, right? But all that aside, Tripp is, he’s a really great guy, and so, I’m really happy for you both. Thank you. Yeah, I’m happy too. I just wish Johnny hadn’t gotten hurt in the process. Yeah. But, look, he’ll bounce back soon enough.

Fine old Johnny. And you definitely do. Which is why I was thinking, maybe you could be the one to help him pick up the pieces.

So, does my, uh, mom know that you and my dad are getting hitched again? Oh, is there a knife sticking out of my back? Haha, then no, she doesn’t know. Well, you know, she does live on another continent, so there’s a chance the knife could still be on its way here. Haha, true. You know, if the day had gone differently, she could have had a front row seat to our nuptials.

What do you mean? Well, your dad had the idea to fly to Italy and elope. So we would have asked Sydney to be our witness and possibly Sammy. What, uh, what stopped you guys? I mean, aside from the fact that my mom might, you know, not give you her blessing. That’s not the reason. Actually, your cousin Dimitri took the family jet to Iceland for his honeymoon.

Well, that’s too bad. I mean, you guys could have just flown commercial, right? Ew! Oh, no, no, no, no. The DiMeras do not rub shoulders with peasants, you know that. Right, of course. Well, it was a nice idea. Even if you guys did totally steal it from me. Oh, that’s right. You and Chanel eloped in, in Rome. Yeah. It was the, uh, best day of my life.

Oh. Sounds like you really loved her. To be honest, Nicole, I still do. You know, if this were anyone else, I might feel bad for them. But you are not a nice guy to put it mildly. So I think I’m going to enjoy watching you process when I’m about to tell you which is what? Hold that thought.

Hello? Did you get my text earlier? Uh, no. Sorry. I must have missed it. Well, I have a home cooked meal and a bottle of red wine with your name on it. Hoping you would grace me with your lovely presence for dinner. When? That would be good. A little late notice, don’t you think? Well, I did text you earlier, but hey, I know you’re a busy woman.

I just really like to see you tonight. I thought maybe you’d want to see me too. But I understand if you have something more important going on.

Colinda? You still there? Sorry, yeah. So what do you think? Should I text you my address? You don’t want to let all my hard work go to waste, do you? Okay, yeah. That dinner sounds lovely. I’ll be there soon. Great. I’ll see you when you get here. Finally. So why are you hinting that I shouldn’t marry Nicole? Are you cooking up some false charges against her I should know about?

You know what? Forget I said anything. Are you kidding me? After all that? I am so glad we got a chance to talk. We should really do it again sometime. Ta ta. Oh ho ho. You know, your father and I got divorced twice, which I’m sure you know, and somehow we found our way back to each other, and maybe the same thing will happen for you and Chanel.

Yeah, that’s what I was hoping. And I was ready to… Tell Chanel how I feel, but unfortunately somebody beat me to the punch. Who? Talia Hunter. Jada’s sister? That’s the one. Yeah, I heard them, uh, making plans to go on a date tonight. So I just, you know, kept my mouth shut. Slipped away before anybody knew I was there.

That’s crazy. Talia tried to destroy Chanel’s life. Why would she agree to go out with her? No clue. No clue. But it seems like all is just, you know, forgiven, so that’s, that’s good. That’s stupid. After everything she did to Chanel, how could, how could she be trusted again? Yeah, I don’t get it either, but bottom line is, I missed my chance and now I have to move on.

Hey, maybe Wendy’s brother can set me up with his matchmaker. Matchmaker? You don’t need a matchmaker. And why are you giving up so easily on Chanel? Unless I checked, you are a DiMera. I don’t know. Chanel seems pretty into Talia. That’s because she doesn’t know you’re an option. Why don’t you throw your hat in the ring?

Let her decide for herself.

You think Johnny and I should get back together? Well, why not? You two were married, after all. That feels like a lifetime ago, but it’s obvious you two still have a connection. I mean, it’s partly why I ended up choosing Tripp. Wait, what? What are you talking about? Johnny didn’t tell you? No, he didn’t say anything.

Well, it felt like every time I turned around… He was running off to spend time with you. As much as he said he wanted to be with me, it was clear you were his main priority. Oh my god, Wendy. I am so sorry. I never wanted to come between you and Johnny. No, please. It’s fine. I know it wasn’t intentional. And anyway, it made me realize that…

Trip is the man I want to be

with. Oh. I’m glad. But I think you misunderstood. Johnny, he was just being a good friend to me. Nothing more. You sure about that? He said the same thing, but I’m pretty sure he has unresolved feelings for you. You really think that? Yeah. I do. So? What about you? Do you still have feelings for him?

Yes! I would love to work here! What positions do you have open? Well, um, considering you have your medical degree, I was thinking, I don’t know. A doctor? Wait, are you kidding? You would want me to practice medicine here after everything that I did? You realize they call me the Biscuit Bandit, right? Who called you that?

It was in the Lady Whistleblower column. Oh, I should have guessed that. Look, I’m not saying that your criminal record won’t be an issue. Um, and it’s definitely not my sole decision. But as you and I were just discussing, you are working hard to repay your debt to society. And I am a firm believer in second chances.

So I will definitely go to bat for you. Mom! Kayla, seriously, thank you so much. Seriously, thank you. And I promise, if this happens, I’m gonna work my ass off. I have no doubt. Okay? Hey listen, I heard that you were first in your class, so… I’m going to keep an eye on you. I won’t let you down. Okay. I’ll let you

know what happens. Okay. What’s wrong with Sloane? I’m done. I’m

done. Forget Sloane Peterson. I will get the goods on me. All by myself. If I can sweep Melinda off her feet, hopefully she won’t prosecute me. I’ve just got to turn up the charm.


Wow. You look… You’re not so bad yourself. Please, uh, come in. Come in. I know I didn’t give you much notice, but, I’m thrilled you’re here. As am I. When I called you earlier, you, uh, sounded like you were in the middle of something. I hope I didn’t pull you away from anything important. Oh, no, nothing important.

I was just, uh, talking with E. J. DiMera. I ran into him at the pub. Ah, I see. So, of a little importance, other than his self importance. Ha, ha, ha. What about good looks and a sense of humor, Hunt? Oh, I try. Um, yeah, he was his pompous ass self. And he was a little testy, as Well,

it happened the slightest. I mean, it’s merely congratulating him on his engagement to Nicole Walker.

Johnny, you really should tell Chanel how you feel. You have so much history. Yeah, but… The whole love triangle thing hasn’t really worked out very well for me, as you know. I mean, I… I lost Chanel to Ally, then I lost Wendy to Tripp. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but three strikes and you’re out. And I just don’t think my fragile ego could take it.

Yeah, rejection can be demoralizing to say the least. Trust me, I know. I mean, I feel like I’ve spent my whole life playing second fiddle and, and being a perennial loser in love. But you cannot give up. I didn’t. And look at me.

I don’t know. Honestly, I feel like it would be best for everyone if I just back off. Donnie, Donnie. You just said that marrying Chanel was the best day of your life. Isn’t it worth fighting for more days like that? For love? Well, earlier this

year I did feel a spark with Donnie and me. But I was with Allie and I didn’t want to cross any lines. And then, when things blew up with Allie anyway, Johnny was involved with you. I think that Johnny and I might have missed our moment. Well, what about now?

You both are free. Moments can come back around. True. But, the plans that I have tonight, they are actually with Talia. It is our first official date. Talia? The girl who? Yes, the girl who. I’ve, I’ve heard the speech several times. Okay, sorry, I didn’t mean to. No, no, it’s okay. You are right to question it. I did myself, but what happened before, Talia, she was being manipulated by her boyfriend, and she’s truly sorry for what she did.

You don’t have to justify it. If you like Talia, that’s cool. I’m happy for you. I just thought there could be something with you and Johnny. Well, I think you might be off base about his feelings. He hasn’t said anything to me. And, I don’t know, maybe it’s best to move forward and not backward.

Well, I hope things work out with Talia. Thanks. You know what? It’s actually funny. She should be here by now. I wonder what’s keeping her. Soon, soon. Please honey, wake up. No, no, no. She’s not breathing. I don’t, I don’t feel a pulse. Oh my god, okay! Somebody please help us over here! Hey, I’m a doctor, okay? Just give me some space.

Okay. Alright. Please. Please help. Hey, she’s pregnant.

Please help her. What’s going on here? Oh, uh, she, uh, she was hit with a sharp pain. But then she said it was okay, but then it kept happening. So I, I brought her in and then she just collapsed. Kayla, she wasn’t breathing. No, it’s okay. She has a pulse. Oh, good. I’m so sorry, Dr. Johnson. There was literally nobody else around.

Look, don’t apologize. You saved her life. But I’ll take it from here. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Come on

baby, you stay with me. Oh, something wrong? Uh, Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I don’t feel anything. Okay, well, try right here. No. Nothing. Oh, maybe it’s my imagination. Anyway, how did things go at the courthouse? Oh, they didn’t. By the time I got there, they were closed. I’ll have to go back tomorrow for that form. Oh, that’s too bad. I thought you left here with plenty of time to spare.

I did, but then Melinda Trask turned up. What now? We had the strangest encounter. Oh, I’m intrigued. Do tell. I mentioned to her that you and I were engaged and she implied, and not that subtly, that there was some reason why I shouldn’t marry you.

You know, this is so lovely. I can’t remember the last time someone cooked for me. Shame on your previous beau. Oh, it’s the least I could do. Since you were generous enough to forgive me for literally running out on you. Well, I can’t blame you. I tried to trick you into confessing to a crime you didn’t commit.

I thank you for forgiving me for that. Even Steven. You know, I have to admit, I sometimes have problems prioritizing. I focus so much on my job that I let it get in the way of my personal life. Mmm, I completely understand. My life was all about DiMera Enterprises. Every decision I made revolved around that damn company.

But, now that I’ve… Taking a step back, I finally feel free. Maybe I should try doing that too. Putting work on the back burner and concentrating on the things that really matter. Don’t tell me you’re going to start saving the whales. No, screw the whales. I’m talking about love. Hmm. Well. Having dinner with me is a step in the right direction.

Wouldn’t you say? I think it’s a little early to be calling this love. Hmm. Yes. What about… A healthy attraction. It’s awfully clinical, don’t you think? I suppose it is. Well then, how about a lustful desire? Lustful desire? Did you ride in here on your noble steed, shirtless and glistening? I could if you wanted me to.

So you desire me, huh? If you have to ask, I must be doing this all wrong. Let me fix that.

Well, I have plenty of time to hang out thanks to my brother. So why don’t I keep you company until Talia gets here? No, that’d be great. Thank you. Hey, guys.

Hey, Johnny. You know, I was just about to leave, but, uh, it’s good to see you. Wendy.

Something I said? No, no, she just thinks. Never mind. Okay, uh, well hey, I heard um, That Abe appointed your mom as the new mayor, So I guess that means you get to reopen Sweet Bits, huh? First thing tomorrow. Alright, you must be busy, are you uh, Spending the rest of the night getting things ready? No, actually, I have…

A date. And I know you’re not gonna approve, but it’s with… Talia. How did you know that? I, uh, I, I, I went by your place this morning and I, I, I just, I heard you two making plans, so, oh, well why didn’t you say anything? Didn’t want to interrupt the moment. Oh, well that was very considerate. A few. Yeah. But I’m curious, why did you stop by?

I went to your place this morning because there’s something that I want to talk to you about. About what? Well, I have been thinking a lot and… Chanel! Hey Johnny. Oh, Natalia. Chanel, I am so sorry that I’m late. Long story short, let’s just say… I’ve had a day. Okay, well, don’t worry about it. Um, we can still make it before the concert starts if we hurry, and we can hopefully get a good spot.

Uh, but first, you were about to say something. Oh. No, no, um, it was nothing important. You guys go, go, uh, make sure you get a good spot. Are you sure? Yeah, yeah, go. Okay, well, um, thank you. And, uh, we’ll, we’ll talk later. Yeah, you guys have a good time.

Alright, thank you, Johnny. See ya.

Should we take this to the bedroom? You don’t want to finish dinner? I mean, you went through so much trouble. Mostly so we could get to this part of the evening. So, you had an ulterior motive, huh? Was I being presumptuous?

Last will is desire indeed.

Wait, wait, get the wine.

Did Melinda say why you shouldn’t marry me? She was very cryptic about it. And when I pressed her to just spit it out, she was called away. Said I’d find out another time. Bizarre. I don’t suppose you have any idea what she was talking about? No, I don’t. I mean… She was pretty pissed off when she caught me tampering with witness during Rafe’s trial.

Maybe she wants to bring up charges again, but it was over a year ago. Maybe it has nothing to do with you at all. Melinda Trask is certainly no fan of mine. Maybe she’s just playing mind games. Or maybe she wants us to be as miserable as she is. You know what? I wouldn’t give it another thought. Happily.

Yeah. Okay. The baby kicked. I know for sure this time. A little flutter? Amazing! Oh, gosh. I still can’t believe this is happening for me. And for us. Believe it, darling.

I love you.

I love you, too. Is the baby okay?

Sorry, but there’s no heartbeat. The baby didn’t make it. Oh, God.

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