Saturday, December 24, 2016

What about Walter? (Photo Story)

Robyn is out of town visiting Deirdre and the new baby. She came prepared to fulfill her end of the bargain if it’s what Deirdre still wants to do or to provide support in any way she can.

How long will you stay up here…permanently? (Robyn)
No, I don’t think so. I’m still trying to figure things out. (Deirdre)

And you’re sure about what you told me on the phone? I promise to support whatever decision you make. I just want you to be certain. (Robyn)

Yes, I’m 110% sure. I lay awake at night while Alyssa sleeps trying to work out the details. Like I said, I’m still trying to figure things out, but I know in my heart that everything will be fine. It just has to be. (Deirdre)

And what about Walter? (Robyn)

What about him? He doesn’t know about Alyssa, nor does he need to. I mean he might know that I was pregnant since that goon snatched my bag at the bus station, but he doesn’t know that I’ve had the baby or that it’s his. He can’t… (Deirdre)

He’ll find out eventually, Dee. You know he will. Better to just confront him head on than to live in secret like some criminal, don’t you think? (Robyn)
I can’t bear the thought of him trying to use Alyssa to manipulate me. (Deirdre)

I understand, but now that you’ve decided to keep the baby… (Robyn)
Whose side are you on?! (Deirdre)

Don’t go there with me. You know I loathe that bastard more than anything, but I’m worried that this could go badly for you if he finds out about it the wrong way. (Robyn)

Well, you can stop worrying. (Deirdre) She busies herself with the baby.

Robyn senses that the matter is closed for now and decides to drop it for the sake of peace.

May I hold my goddaughter, please? (Robyn)

Of course. (Deirdre) She hands over the tiny bundle.

I think she looks like you. (Robyn)

The midwife said the same thing. I was so afraid throughout my pregnancy, you know. Not just that Walter would find me or hurt me but that the baby would be a painful reminder of what he did to me. But when she placed her in my arms and I looked into her angelic face, all the fear and pain melted away. Alyssa restored my faith that I could love again. I've never loved anyone or anything as much as I love her. (Deirdre)

Little Alyssa Rose (Robyn, softly to the baby)

Meanwhile in Dollton, Walter is in bed when he gets a text from Sean. Knowing that Robyn was his best shot at tracking down Deidre, he’s had him keeping tabs on her for months. He reads the text and learns that Robyn just paid a personal visit to a friend out of town and that she made a stop at a baby boutique outside of the city on her way. His heart leaps.

Hey, you. (Rebecca)
It's time for you to go. (Walter)

Oh, are you going in to work? (Rebecca)
No. Get dressed. You can show yourself out. (Walter)

Walter leaves the room to call Sean. Sean answers right away, and they talk for a few minutes.

Should I bring her to you? (Sean, on the phone)
No, send me the address. (Walter)

Thanks for reading!