Things lately have been so wrong. It all seemed to change ever
since I was kidnapped by Simon. I noticed Scott has been acting
all weird. There has been some nights he doesn't come visit me.
Recently, their was one time he didn't come to see me for four
The only good thing I can recall happening recently happened
about a week ago, when Ashley was sent home. I took her to my
house, and most of the times since then I was alone caring for
her, since I had no idea where Scott was. Soon weeks turn into
months. I worried even more and more about Scott. When I asked
him about it, he withers get up and leaves or make up some lame
One day about six months after Ashley was born I was giving
Ashley a bath when I heard something coming from outside. My dad
was standing outside and Scott was standing there.
"I came to see Tuscany and Ashley," he said
"You are not seeing them," my dad snapped.
"You can't stop me from seeing my daughter,"
"I can and I will. I'm finishing watching you walk all over
Tuscany. You leave and come, as you like. You can only see your
daughter at certain times. Your either full time father or not at
"I pay for their needs,"
"They don't need their needs paid for, have you seen how upset
Tuscany have been lately," my dad snapped. "You are not seeing
her and that's that," he turn to leave when I came outside with
Ashley wrapped up in a towel.
"How are my girls going?" Scott asked
"We're doing fine," I replied, "Where have you've been for the
past four days. You haven't called or tell anyone where you
were?" I quickly changed the subject.
"I was doing errands," he said
"Don't come back until you are ready to tell me Scott. Ashley and
I will be here until then I suggest you leave," I said and went
"You made him leave," my dad said. He went inside. I peeked
through the window and saw Scott leave. My dad looked at me and I
ignored him and took Ashley upstairs. I felt horrible and I just
wanted to know what is going on. This time I was worried. It has
been six days since I last seen Scott went I sent him away. Libby
and I were in the living room when I got a great idea as too how
to figure out what Scott been up too.
"We are leaving," I said to Libby picking up my purse and Ashley
in the other arm.
"Where are we going Tuscany," she asked. "I thought we were going
to figure out a way to find out about Scott,"
"We are, I was so dumb not to figure this out before," I said. "I
need to borrow your car,"
"You have your own car, why do you need mine?"
"So Scott doesn't know what to expect, he will never expect me to
drive someone else's car will he?'
"What car am I going to use," Libby said
"You can use my car," I quickly said.
"Fine, I hope whatever ever you're planning works because this is
just not right," Libby said.
"None of this is right Libby. Scott is not the same," I said then
whispered to myself. "I hope you are acting this way for a good
reason Scott because you are causing such a drift between
"Here's my keys," Libby handed me her car keys and I exchanged
"I'm going to go to Scott's house and prey he is there," I
"If he is then what?" Libby asked
"I wait until he leaves then I follow him and hope that I don't
"Let's just hope he leads you to the truth,"
"I got to get going Libby. Watch Ashley for me," I said handing
her over to Libby. I ran for the door like a shooting star. I got
into Libby's car, it wasn't nearly as nice as my car, but it
would do the purpose nicely. I drove away, my heart was thumping,
and I was praying Scott was there. When I reached his street, I
noticed him leaving his house for his car.
I sneaked nearby by back alley until he drove out of it and I
made it look like I was just leaving the back alley. I slowly
followed him. He was driving towards north of the city. He
started to leave the city and I began to wonder. I followed him
and went onto a highway. We drove for a few hours. I saw Scott
turning into a small town. I decided to keep driving until I
reached a back road so I didn't look like I was following him.
From the size of the town, it didn't have much so finding, Scott
wouldn't be too hard. I sneaked into the south of the town and
stopped at a gas station to get into get some gas and a
I waited in my car for a good ten fifteen minutes and decided to
go locate Scott. I was praying he was still in the town. I drove
up and down the streets of houses. I finally drove down the main
street. The houses were gross and the grass over grown when I
finally seen Scott's car parked in front of an old small orange
house. The grass was dead in front, the paint on the house was
coming off, and it looked like mold was growing from the window
for a minute when I snatched Libby's sunglasses and hat. I put
them on and walked nervously up the steps of the house. The steps
creaked when I stepped on them. I heard whispering and coming
from the door.
I knocked on the door quickly thinking of something to say. A
woman answered the door. She had long brown hair and she was
wearing old looking clothing. She was no more then 25 years
"Hello, how can I help you?" she asked in a nervous voice. I saw
Scott turn from the couch and looked straight at me.
"Never mind I think I got the wrong house," I said and ran down
the steps of her house. I heard Scott scream something, but I
didn't want to hear it. I got into the car and drove away.
"Scott, tell me what is going on?" she asked.
"Michelle that is my girlfriend. She must have followed me here,"
he said. "I think she got the wrong idea.'
"Chase after her Scott,"
"I don't want to leave you alone in this state. You are having
another break down,"
"I just can't get that image of our father barging in here out of
"That is why I'm not leaving,"
"I'm going to find her and you can ether come with me or stay
here and look even worse in her eyes,"
"She is heading back to the city and their is where mom and Sarah
are. Do you want to risk seeing them?"
"Scott, I can't ignore mom for ever,"
"That is one thing I can't figure out. What did mom do that was
so horrible that you haven't returned home for the past seven
'It's complex and I don't want to get into it," Michelle voice
About forty minutes later, I arrived to my house. I was angry and
betrayed. I ran into the house. Libby, Ashley and my dad were on
'What is wrong Tuscany?" my father asked worried when he saw the
hurt on my face.
"Scott and I are finished," I said. 'That bastard," I
"What did that son of a bitch do to you? I'll make him
"Oh he will pay when I'm finish with him. He thinks him can cheat
on me and get away with it,"
"How did you find this out?" he asked.
"I followed him to a small town and located him to some girls
house and I seen her,"
Meanwhile Scott was driving furiously on the highway with
Michelle nervously sitting in the passenger seat. Scott briefly
looked over at her.
"You alright sis?" he asked
"Yes, I haven't been to the city in so long, I wonder what it is
like now?" she said.
"We are almost there," he said and ten minutes later arrived at
my house. I looked out my window and I saw him and so did my dad.
I then saw the girl.
"I'll get rid of him and the slut Tuscan," My dad said.
"No, let him come. I wander what excuse he will give me for this
affair," I said, Scott came to the house nervously. I answered
"Tuscany, what you saw wasn't what it seemed," he said.
"What is it then? You are going to blame it on her. The girl was
there," I said.
"It is nothing like that," Scott said.
"That girl sitting in the car is my sister,"
"Give me a break. I seen Sarah and that's not her,"
"Have you forgotten I got two sisters?"
"What were you doing with her?"
"I didn't want to get you involved but looks like I just have,"
he said. "My dad located my sister and barged in her house when
she was alone and attacked her and stole some pg her
things. She was having nightmare about the attack and I was
worried about her. I didn't want to put your life or Ashley's
life at risk by you getting to close. Plus Michelle doesn't want
to be found by any one,"
"How did you find her?" I asked.
"I was driving down that highway to get to the next city and I
noticed her so I stopped when I realized who she was and we been
communicating secretly ever since. I wanted to
tell you but I didn't want any one to find out,"
"Why don't you tell her to come in, since you know your mom will
be coming around," I told him
"I'm going for a little walk. I'll be back in about twenty
minutes," Michelle said.
"Are you sure Michelle?" Scott asked
"I'm sure Scott, I need sometime to think," she said and headed
for the door.
She left and headed for the end of the street. Scott looked as
Michelle headed down the street. She turned the corner. Michelle
took out her cell phone and text messaged someone.
Michelle walked down another street when she stopped at the last
place she ever wanted to be. She looked at the house she grew up
in. She knew it was time to confront her mother. Michelle walked
up the stairs to the house and paused before knocking on the
door. A few minutes later, the door opened. Molly was about to
say who it was but stopped when she found out who it was.
"Hello mom," Michelle said in low disgusted voice.
"Um, Michelle. Oh my god your home,"
"Don't dare pretend nothing is wrong,"
"Michelle, I'm just happy to see you. I care about you,"
"You didn't care about me when you drove my boyfriend to kill
himself," Michelle yelled
"He was all wrong for you sweetheart. You need to move
"I have, I'm engaged to marry to my new boyfriend,"
'Then what is the problem honey?' Molly sacked
"What the problem, you killed the one person I ever truly loved.
Sure my fiancé Jake is sweet but we don't have the same love that
Michael and I had,"
"Listen to me Michelle. You need to let this hatred, go. You can
find true love again but you won't if you continue to hold on to
something you can't have,"
"I'll never get over what you did. You tried to bribe him five
thousand dollars to leave me, but he refused. That wasn't enough
to prove to you he really loved me. You knew when
his mother had to pond off her ring for money that it meant
everything her to get it back but you went to buy it and
threatened that they would never see it again if he didn't
me. When that backfired, you did the unthinkable. You paid
somebody to make a video making it look like I cheated on him and
you arranged for it to be given to him. When he got it, he was so
hurt he shot himself. For that I'll never forgive you,"
"I had no intentions of him killing himself.'
"You never think. You ruined my life and his entire family life
that day. You deserve to go to hell for what you did,"
"Everything I do for you is out of love,"
"Everything you do is for yourself. You didn't want your little
reputation to be ruined. You don't want your daughter involved
with a man who is on welfare. I loved him for who he was not for
his money and that I'll never get over it," Michelle cried
"Michelle why did you come here if all you were going to do is
bring up that incident,"
"I'm going to make it my life mission to make sure you pay for
what you did. Your life will be a living hell,"
"You need to let this go,"
"Mom, you will regret the day you started to mess with my life,"
Michelle said stormed off leaving the house. Michelle started to
run off. Molly hurried and ran after her.
Michelle ran into Backalley and soon she ran right into Scott and
Tuscany. She stopped and Molly stopped. They all stared at one
another when a car pulled up. They all went to stare
at it. Everyone but Michelle was shocked to see Simon come out.
He headed over and stood beside Michelle.
'Get away from her," Scott yelled. Simon pulled out a gun and put
it up against Michelle stomach. Michelle just stood there.
"If anyone moves or even screams I'll shoot her and everyone else
around her. You hear me,"
"You aren't manly enough to do it," Scott said.
"Just like you couldn't see right through Salice Maroo's
'What do you mean? That woman was a crazy woman,"
"You mean assaulting Tuscany and making herself get
"How did you know all that happened?" Scott demanded to
"I paid Salice ten thousand dollars to put the whole plan
together. I'll give her ten thousand more when she gets out of
"Why?" Scott asked. Simon let, go of Michelle. Michelle didn't
"I wanted Molly to suffer so I found out about what she did to
Michelle and we came up with this whole plot to take her
"Is this true Michelle?" Scott begged to know.
'I'm so sorry Scott but I wanted mom to pay for what she did.'
"What did mom do that was so bad?" Scott asked quietly.
"She made my boyfriend commit suicide. She killed him and now she
"How is trying to break up Tuscany and I hurting mom,"
"That is where the whole plan backed fired. The whole obsession
plot was to make it look all-believable. When Salice attacked
Tuscany it was, supposed to kill her baby as well. Salice knew
for sometime that you were pregnant Tuscany. She needed to
pretend she didn't know what was happening. I know your dad
almost killed Scott. We all know that your dad will blame Scott.
Our meeting Scott was all planned. Since Tuscany's baby
die, we had to eliminate her. That plans backfired when your
stupid parents found you," Michelle said.
"Simon do you remember the prostitute you took to that strip
club. That was the same person, the planted the tracking device
in the truck," I said
"It doesn't matter now," Simon smirked.
"Our plan ends know," Michelle said picking up the gun. "You
killed my boyfriend and now I kill you," she said pointing the
gun at Molly and pulling the trigger. Molly hit the hard ground.
Blood was pouring out. I could see Michelle and Simon running
off, got in the car, and drove away. In the car Simon and
Michelle, discuss what they do next.
"We finally got that pesky mother of yours," Simon
"It feels great to get rid of the woman who causedMichael death,"
she smiled then frowned.
"Now will you help me with my agendas?"
"We can't risk going back into the city, because by now police
are on the look out for us,"
"What do you suggest then Shell?" he shouted
"Oh I have a very detailed plan," Michelle smiled.
"What possible plan could you have?"
"We target someone, kidnapped them or they happen to be nearby it
doesn't matter. We leave them in an impossible place," she
paused. "Oh no," she stopped and gasped anxiously.
"What is wrong?" Simon asked worried.
"In order for this plan to work I need my poisonous drink that I
have stored in my house,"
"Where's your house,"
"In a small town 5 miles north,"
"We got to hurry so we don't get caught,"
"We will trade cars when we get there. We'll store this one in
the garage and take my boyfriends mothers car,"
"That will work," he said
They arrived at her town and soon at her house.
"This is your house?" Simon said surprised.
"It was cheap, Jake doesn't make a whole lot in construction in
Africa and I make little money at the local hardware
"It doesn't matter lets, go inside grab what we need and
Michelle and Simon went inside the house.
"Dad it is in the basement on a tall shelf so can you go to get
it for me please?" she asked, Simon nodded and went down stairs
and through a door. Michelle smiled and locked
the top door. She could here Simon looking around turned to leave
but noticed the door was locked.
"What is with this door Michelle," He yelled.
"I'll go upstairs and get the keys to open it. Sometimes it
jams," she said.
"Hurry," he said.
"I will," she said in an almost chuckle.
She ran into her living room wear there was a can of gasoline,
she smiled before going to the staircase of the basement. She
opened the first door, went down to the second door, and began to
poor the gasoline into the basement.
"WHAT are you doing Michelle?" he yelled.
"I have no choice but to cover my tracks and rid of problems,"
she said laughing, "There is no plan and no drink. You fell for
it and now I'll get rid of you and make my escape,"
"You bitch; you get down here and let me out. After all I did for
you," he sneered. Michelle ran up the stairs.
"Sorry dad, but I'm finished with you and I'm not going to jail
for shooting mom and this is the only way to be assured that
doesn't happen," she lights a match and flings it to the bottom
of the stairs and runs through the house to the front door. She
sees the smoke rising. She notices someone out front. She
instantly puts on a show.
"My house is on fire?" she cried.
"What happened?" she cried
"An electrical wire blew,"
"You all right?" she asked.
"I have to go to Saskatoon to talk to Jake. He just got back from
Africa and me have to tell him what happened?" she lied.
"What about the police,"
"I called them and explained everything quickly before
Michelle got into a different car and drove off onto a gravel
road and finally reaching a farmyard that is much run down.
Inside is an old truck.
"Here you are baby. I've been keeping you here for sometime," she
said patting the trucks hood. She pulled it out quickly, hurried,
and pulled the purple car in. She reached into a pile of old soft
hay for a bag. She pulled out four stacks of money
shoving them under the seat of the truck.
"Here is a little cash for me to live on for a while," she said
starting the truck and driving off she got back on a gravel road
and her could see thick smoke in the distant. She then turned and
focused on her task. She stopped when she remembered that there
was an old man outfit in the back. She slipped on the hat hiding
her hair and put on the large jacket. She slipped on the big
boots and baggy pants. She rubbed some dirt on her face and her
looked as close to a man as possible. She continued
Meanwhile at the hospital Scott and I were waiting to learn about
the condition of his mother. She had lost consciousness before
the ambulance arrived. Two police officer
showed up a while later.
"Mr. Rice and Miss Patuski?" he asked.
"Yes those us? Doug you have any information on the whereabouts
of my sister and my dad?" he asked bitter.
"We got new information that we can't discuss at this time. We
need to ask a few questions involving the crime scene,"
"Ask us anything?"
"Do you know of any reason why Michelle would want her mother
"She blames her for her boyfriend Michael Jim's death. He died of
suicide. What exactly happened I don't know?"
"Was it Simon or Michelle Rice who actually shot Molly? You keep
on saying they shots her,"
"It was Michelle, but he was in on the plan,"
"Did you notice anything odd about her before she revealed
"It seemed like she was relishing a new side of her. She was
suffering from a loss but at the same time had that vibe of
"kill" in her mind," Scott said.
"Miss Patuski what did you notice odd about her,"
"She seemed like a woman out for revenge,"
"Thanks for the info. We are sending a new message to the media,"
he said. "As of right now she is considered unstable and highly
dangerous. I have other business to attend too," he said and
In the hospital room, Molly lays lifeless on the hospital bed.
Her heart slowly stopping and doctors trying to revive her.
Minutes go by her monitors shows not heart beat. The doctors
couldn't revive her.
"Time of death 20:15," one doctor said and left. Moments later
the news was spread. Sarah showed up and almost fainted from the
news. We sat there in the waiting room for a good two hour when a
group of police officers showed up.
"Did you find them? Did you find those psychos who did this to my
mother," Sarah yelled.
"We have a problem,"
"What else could go wrong?"
"Apparently one of the had others plans," The officer
"What do you mean?"
"We found Simon Rice," he said.
"Does he know where Michelle is?" Scott asked
"That is the problem. We found him dead in her house,"
"Someone lit the house on fire. We feel it is Michelle," he
"Now what," Sarah cried.
"We're going to have to announce that we have a wanted female on
the charges of two accounts of first degree murder," Three days
went by things did seem to get any better. I told my dad about
the incident and said that Simon got what he deserved for trying
to kill me and actually killing someone. Scott's sister was doing
some extensive research onto where Michelle may be
hiding. She visited Salice and apparently, Salice was upset and
confessed that they promised to give her ten Grande for her part
in the whole plot. Just earlier today, Sarah discovered some
information on a Lucia Hut. She had some history with her mother
and soon realized it was a sister of her mother. She called up
the woman and arranged to meet her tomorrow.
When tomorrow came, she went to come back. She announced that the
meeting was very emotional. She introduced herself as Molly's
daughter. She met her aunt and grandmother.
She went on showing pictures witch they identified as her. She
said the mother Mildly Rammer went on talking about how she gave
up her perfect future for Simon. She went on a
described him as an odd man with some money but wasn't the type
for her. She left with him when she turned twenty and haven't
seen her since. Sarah went on a described the whole
situation. They were devastated to learn that Molly was dead.
They talked a little more before Sarah left.
A couple week went by Sarah grew more and more obsessed with
finding Michelle. Scott was trying to grow past it and even told
me so. We were having little happy moments but no real
communication. I knew Scott was fighting the urge to let going of
what happen. I couldn't blame him. His sister killed his mother
and his father, which he didn't care too much about. He wanted to
have justice and a way to fix his pride after being played as a
A few days later officially three weeks after Molly was killed.
Scott and I finally were finally communicating on the problems in
"Scott," I said.
"What, Love heart. What do you need?"
"I have an idea to solve this mess,"
"Nothing can solve this mess," he snapped
"I meant to get justice so we can move on.'
"What is it Tuscany?" he asked
"We got to get Salice to talk,"
"Tell me something I don't know," he snapped, I looked up at
"We can't do this anymore," I said sadly changing the
"What you mean, what is happening?" Scott said.
"Look at us Scott, we are so distant. You can't even concentrate
on one thing; you quit your job and spending less time with
Ashley and me,"
"We are just dealing with a stressful time right now
"It's more then that. We never had been this distant before. Ever
since Salice showed up and tried to break us up things been going
"After Michelle is brought in and justice is served everything
will be okay,"
"Nothing will ever be the same, you've changed," I said. "You
used to be a fun, easy going guy. Now you are shallow, and full
of hate. You are neglecting everything you've built and made. We
can't go on like this. I love you but enough is enough,"
"I never meant for any of this to happen," Scott said and began
to break down. "I never imagined that Salice would be that big of
a threat. I never imagined my father to try to kill you. I
couldn't prevent this ordeal from happening. I know, I've changed
and I know that we are losing the love we once heaved, but I
don't know what to do anymore,"
"I'd always loved you and always will that never changed," I
"The affection isn't there," he said.
"It hasn't been there for a long time," I said.
"What does this mean for us then?"
"I don't know Scott," I said 'One thing is that I won't give up
on you Scott,"
"I love you, but I don't know how we are going to get past this?"
"We are talking about it aren't we,"
"Yes, that is a sign of hope,"
"I think we can work it through. Look how we meant. We meant at
the grade 10 dance. It was the last one of the year, and I was
going out with Murphy. You were dared to come to
ask me to dance. You were shy, you did, and I accepted. Later I
found out you didn't ask me on your own so I threw whip cream at
you. You apologized and I accepted it. We later went to a movie
and kind of clicked since then,"
"Those were the days.' he smiled.
"Look what it brought us a daughter and a chance to be together
and we need to grab it,"
"I want to spend sometime with my family," he said
Meanwhile the chase for Michelle Rice was getting heated. The
police and FBI have her located at the factory she has been
staying. Michelle is anxiously trying to find a way
out. She hides under a cupboard. She hears sirens and police
'Michelle, we know you're in there. Come out with your hands in
"Please forgive me god for what I'm about to do," she said. She
gets up and pours gasoline and is about to light a match when she
is shot in the leg. She drops the unlit matches and looks back.
She knew she had no way out so she surrendered and put her hands
"Don't shoot, I surrender myself," Michelle said sacredly. The
officer comes up and handcuffs her. She limps towards the exit
and she notices Jake.
"Michelle how you could do this?" he cried
"She is going down to the station,"
"I want an explanation from her now. Please officer,"
"I'll explain the whole truth. It is ether now, or never,"
"Spit it out then," the officer snared.
"It all started when I was bout sixteen seventeen," she began. "I
was a straight A student, had many friends but I was happy to
have found my true love Michael Jim. Since then I found love
again Jake. Anyway, we were getting serious and my mother was
starting to interfere. She bribed him to leave town when that
didn't work she went as far as to hire someone to make a video
making it look like I cheated on him," Michelle was crying
"Then what happened Michelle," Jake wanted to know.
"Michael committed suicide. He died thinking I cheated on him. At
first, I didn't know who did this but when I figured it all out,
I resented her. I hated her for what she has done. After an
intense argument, I left. I stayed at a homeless shelter for a
few months when I got my own apartment. A few years later, I met
you Jake. I was finally able to get over my boyfriend and we
started dating, but I never got over what my mother did. I had
been faithful to you and have the very feeling of revenge on my
mind. We lived our live as if a normal couple did when you left
for Africa. I was dealing with everything fine, when I was
confronted by my father. I haven't seen him since he ditched his
family when I was only 14 years old. A few weeks later, he
discovered my problem and offered to help. I accepted because I
wanted my mother to pay so badly," she stopped for a
"How did you meet your brother?" the officer asked.
"My father went on a search for his family but realized they
didn't leave the house that he lived in for so long. He began
stalking them. When he discovered who Tuscany was. He
was out to kill her for reason I don't know. He locked her in
that basement, but his plan failed. I was planned to meet Scott
after careful planning. I built his trust up over a period and
one day went into the city. I went to my mother and confronted
I left. She followed and was I bumped into Scott and Tuscany. My
dad showed up and I knew that I had no choice but to make finally
her pay and Michael could finally rest in peace. I shot her and
Simon and I escaped. He wanted me to help him but I got what I
wanted so I killed him right there in my basement. I've been on
the run ever since,"
"All that over a man," Jake said. "You are one sick
"You wouldn't want me to do that for you if you were
"I wouldn't want you to kill any one for an act of revenge. Even
if your mother were to kill actually him,"
"I couldn't let her walk Scot free. She should have just pulled
the trigger herself. Least she would of did it with pride instead
of blaming it all on him. She is sick,"
"Enough Michelle, you're off to jail,"
"Jake I love you but if you hate me, I can't change that,"
Michelle said and was haloed off.
When Scott and I hearted the whole story Scott was;
"She wanted to get justice for her boyfriend's death and I wanted
to get justice for our mother. It seems so pointless all this
over a mishap,"
"Scott, everything happens for a reason. I know us were meant to
be together. Molly will be missed and I know you miss her but it
is time, for us to move on with our lives,"
Scott and I were sitting there when Libby brought Ashley in. He
stayed for a while before leaving.
"I'm heading to Rome tonight to see my sister Amity,"
"Something wrong?" I asked shocked
"Nothing is wrong Tuscany, something came up," she said running
off. Tuscany looked stun then turned to her daughter. She was now
officially suspicious of what Libby was up too but she knew she
couldn't do anything now, since she had her daughter to worry