- Who Wants to
- Part Two
- Written by
Ulrike Gubelt, 1998,
1999, and 2000
Skillfully she picked the lock on the door. When she got near
the man sitting in front of her, the babybottle still in his
hand, she laughed again.
He awoke. "Laura?"
- "No, it's me." Before
he could react the woman sat on his lap and kissed him passionately.
It took him a few seconds to get free. He gasped.
"Felicia? What... How did you get inside?"
"Okay, forget the last question, but what are you doing
here?" he watched her impatiently, knowing very well that
Felicia's appearances always meant his getting into trouble,
and that was something he didn't want to happen again.
Luckily Laura wasn't at home!
Felicia caressed his cheek, but Harry pulled her hand away again
and looked severely at her. "Now, I'm waiting!"
She smiled seductively. "Well, I was a little bit disappointed
not to hear from you after Daniel died! But I see," she
pointed at the bottle, that was still in his right hand, "you've
He looked at the bottle and placed it on the table next to him.
"And what's this visit about? A belated condolence visit
Felicia nestled up to his chest and played with his buttons.
"Well, something like this, darling. I know how to comfort
He took her hands and pulled her away. "I think I made myself
clear - I'm not interested!"
He lifted his left hand to show her his wedding ring. "Besides...
I'm married, Felicia!"
She sighed, stood up and went to the fire place to examine the
photographs of Laura, Danielle and Harry on the wall, then she
turned around and looked at him. "Yeah, I heard it already...
I heard about your big mistake!"
He sighed. "Felicia!"
"But you can't really tell me that this little..."
"Felicia," he said once more in a warning tone.
"She can't satisfy a man like you, your little Lisa!"
"And she won't be here for the next few hours..."
With that he stood, suddenly recognizing what was going on.
"How do you know?"
"Well, I ...I met her at the airport. I guess she had a
few problems with check-in..."
She smiled triumphantly but this smile disappeared as Harry grabbed
her arms and shouted at her angrily. "How dare you!"
She looked at him frightened. She'd never seen him this angry
"You took Laura's seat then? What's gotten into you?"
When he finished they could hear the baby's cry.
"Oh, now you woke your baby, daddy!" He gave her one
finally angry glance and let go of her.
When he walked upstairs to the nursery, Felicia followed him
but stayed at the door, watching him as he took the little baby
in his arms and rocked her. This time she wasn't laughing...
not at all. Tears welled up in her eyes, when he tenderly stroke
the baby's cheek.
Harry looked at Felicia proudly. Felicia shook herself to get
rid of her feelings and to hide them from Michael, but he sensed
her changed mood. He wondered if he'd ever seen such a touched
look on Felicia's face. He softly asked: "You want to hold
her for a moment?"
Felicia shook her head, but went to him and stroked Danielle's
"She's asleep, again, Michael!" He nodded, still amazed
by the change a baby can provoke in a woman.
He laid her down in her crib again, and they both watched her.
"She's beautiful! What's her name?"
"Danielle... we thought Daniel would have liked it!"
"He surely would! How old is she?"
"3 months." Harry looked at his daughter lovingly,
aware of Felicia watching them.
"You know, she looks a great deal like you..."
" I've heard it before!" he answered proudly. "I
think we better go out again, Felicia!"
She nodded and went out of the room. Harry took one final glance
at his daughter, then followed Felicia and closed the door. He
hadn't completely turned around when Felicia clung to him again
and started to kiss him.<There's the old Felicia again,>
He struggled to get free. "Stop it, Felicia!"
She sighed. "So with this little brat your Lisa finally
managed to tie you down -"
He grabbed her wrists and said, "Stop insulting my wife!
I'm in love with Laura... And only her. I'm not interested in
you! Don't you get the point?"
"But a man like you... This boring life, playing daddy can't
"But it is satisfying, Felicia! I'm happy and I won't let
you destroy my family, now that I finally have one! Now, this
is your last chance. What do you want from me?"
"I already showed you..."
Harry smiled and lifted her to his arms.
"I knew you would..." she stopped as she realized that
he went downstairs, not to the bedroom. She struggled to get
"Let me down!" she demanded, but Harry waited until
he got to the door.
"I'm sorry, Felicia, but that's something you don't get
from me anymore! And if you're only here to seduce me and enlist
me in a new con... I think I have to repeat myself: I'm not interested!"
He opened the door.
"No, Michael - I need you!"
"I'm sorry darling... normally I don't throw people out
of my house, but in your case... By the way my name is Harry!
With that he pushed her outside. She watched him with a look
that even made him tremble.
"You'll pay for this!"
He closed the door and leaned against it. Had he been too harsh?
She said she needed him... just to make love to her or were there
other reasons? No, probably not! She would have told him, if
she had been in real trouble! Anyway, she was a strong woman
who always knew how to get out of a mess! He shook his head and
went upstairs to go to bed.
When Remington woke up again he was sure he had heard a noise
from outside on the balcony. He opened his eyes and waited for
several moments, but now he couldn't hear it anymore. He turned
to look at the clock on his bedside table: 6 o'clock! Danny would
be asleep for at least another hour, so he could fall asleep
again. He laid down again and closed his eyes, still concentrating
on every little noise. That was an old habit - a secret to survive
in the rough streets of London.
And then there really was a noise coming from downstairs.
Remington got up and went carefully downstairs, still concentrating
on the noise. It came from the door.
Yeah, somebody was fumbling at the look. Remington thought for
a moment, then sneaked to the door and grasped the door
knob, opening it forcefully, his right hand clenched, ready to
knock the burglar out!
He watched her stunned as she got upright and smiled at him when
she saw him, wearing nothing but boxer shorts, his hand clenched
to a fist.
"Hello! That's a surprise, eh?" She pointed at his
fist. "But I thought of another, more friendly welcome.
Am I disturbing you?"
Remington looked at his fist, and when he got his arm down again
he smiled at her and took her in his arm. "Of course not!
I just thought you were a burglar..."
"Oh, I see... I guess you have to teach me how to break
into a house without waking everybody ." She kissed him
They hadn't seen each other for two days... but that was long
enough for both of them. When the kiss ended Remington gasped.
"My, Laura... I take it the trip to San Francisco was good
She smiled seductively and kissed him once more. Then she turned
and pick up her luggage, as they both went inside. Laura put
her luggage down again and went to the stairs.
Remington followed her. "Why are you here so early? I thought..."
"Yeah, I know I said that I wouldn't be here until this
afternoon, but Murphy used all his charm and finally after a
few discussions they gave us two seats on their night flight,
and now..." She stood on the first step, smiled seductively
again and just looked at him.
"And now...?" He repeated as innocently as possible.
Laura grabbed the waist band of his boxer shorts and pulled him
close, so that their eyes where on the same level. "Hey..."
Harry tried to protest but was stopped by another passionate
Laura stopped the kiss and said: "There will be at least
another hour for us before our daughter will be awake, and I
<Finally!> Laura thought, when he lifted her into his arms.
"So we shouldn't waste another second, right?" They
kissed again and Harry climbed the stairs and went to the bedroom.
"How's Danny?" Laura wanted to know.
"She's fine. She missed her mother very much, though. Just
Laura kissed him and said "Now I'm here... "
In front of the bed he let her down again. They looked into each
"I love you, Laura!"
"I -" Laura couldn't finish the sentence because there
was a loud moan coming from the bed. Laura and Remington watched,
both shocked, as a blond woman turned around in the bed.
To be continued...
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