Now You Steele It(scrap scene)
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2000
sue hantak <>

Now You Steele It, Now You Don't

by Suejue

"Hawaii," Laura declared pushing her way through, once he opened the door. "They have beaches, and I'm sure we can find someone to make you a pina colada. Fred's waiting downstairs, our plane leaves in an hour." With plane tickets in hand, she was obviously ready to go, complete with flower in her hair and island attire. He stood there dumbfounded for a moment. "C'mon, don't just stand there. Aren't you the one who prescribed this trip?"

He smiled apprehensively not sure to really believe that Laura was actually going through with it.

"I'll be right back." He disappeared into his bedroom and came out minutes later with a small bag.

His hopes for a romantic weekend alone with Laura were dashed when he saw Mildred waiting in the limo wearing an Hawaiian print blouse. As he put his luggage in the trunk, he pulled Laura aside inquiring, "Mildred's going too?"

"Well you thought it would be good for agency morale," Laura reminded him.

"Are you sure you didn't ask her just to keep a buffer between us again?"

"I called the hotel and signed her up for every tour and hula lesson they had to offer." Laura said intently.

"No buffer?" Remington clarified.

"No buffer," Laura confirmed.