THE WEDDING. CAN I LOVE YOU?. 21-22
Can I love you
Nigel and Rose ate dinner and also left some for Cathy.
Angel has woken up.
Rose: He’s so troublesome, at his age I didn’t trouble my mom this much. Argh.
Nigel: Ummm… I’m sure the boy takes after you. I mean he looks like me but he…acts like you.
Rose: Huh? Are you saying I’m troublesome?
Nigel: That’s not what I said. I mean…
Rose: Hmph! You feed him yourself.
She leaves the baby and walked into her room.
Nigel: Hmmm… What a temper.
Cathy: Looks like I’m gonna be a nanny for days. I’ll feed him and take him to my room to sleep. You go talk to your hot headed whatever she is.
Nigel: Thanks a lot Cathy.
He walks into Rose’s room. She didn’t think he’d come inside so she was undressing.
Rose: Arrrrgh! Get out Nigel.
She grabs a towel to cover herself.
Nigel: What? It’s not like I haven’t seen it before. I mean you were married to me right.
Rose: What? That was before. My body has changed now.
Nigel: Yes, you look sexier.
Rose: You jerk! That’s not what I meant.
Nigel: You look hotter.
Rose: Argh. You must not be here by the time I return.
She went inside the bathroom and stepped in the shower to have her bath.
Nigel: (From the room) Can I join you?
Rose: You dare not! I’ll kill you.
Nigel: Really darling! Wow it’s so cool you said yes. I’m coming.
He pulls of his clothes and goes into the bathroom and hugs her from behind.
Rose: (gasps) Nigel! I told you…
Nigel: I know.
He turned her and kissed her his hands pressing down her waist and hips….
Still at Fred’s house.
Selena: But isn’t she supposed to be your wife?
Fred: She was. Until she decided to betray me by leaving me for her daughter. After all I’m not her father.
Selena: What do you mean Fred? Rose is not your daughter?
Fred: I don’t have a child. I married her when she was pregnant with another man’s child. Because I loved her, I didn’t mind. I raised Rose as my own but now I can’t. Theresa betrayed me alongside her daughter and they will both pay.
Theresa: Please Fred… Leave my daughter alone…. You can hurt me but leave her alone.
Fred: Shut up woman! You will both pay for everything. Especially Rose because she caused all this. Get me her address Selena, I’m going to pay her a visit.
Theresa: You animal! You deserve to die.
Fred: (To the guards) Take her away. Go and get the address immediately.
Theresa: (As they dragged her away) You’re going to pay for this Fred!
Fred: Let’s see who pays.
Harry sits in his room checking the CCTV he placed in Rose’s house.
He sees Nigel in all the footages and even going to her room. He got so angry and jealous.
His sister Shirley comes in and stands behind him watching everything.
Shirley: What are you doing Harry?
Harry: (Startled) Shirley. Can’t you knock before coming in?
He quickly closed the laptop.
Harry: What do you want Shirley?
Shirley: I came to call you for dinner but luckily you’re busy. I saw it Harry. This is so wrong.
Harry: It’s none of your business
Shirley: Putting a camera in someone’s house without their consent is so wrong. You better go take that off or I’ll be forced to report you.
Harry: I love her and I want her for myself. I just can’t stand seeing that her ex husband that’s why.
Shirley: If she’s gonna love you it will be natural. Not the other way round, you can’t force love. You have to remove that and confess to her sincerely.
Harry: Fine I will.
Shirley: I’ll be waiting (Leaves)
Harry: I hate you Nigel Owens. You’re just so annoying.
The next day, Rose woke up in Nigel’s arms. She slowly got up and perked him.
She wore a short nightie and went out. A sweet Aroma hit her nose as she got in the living room. She saw Cathy setting the table.
Cathy: (Smirking) Hmmm… Here comes Mrs Owens. Just wait for Angel to grow a little before you have another one.
Rose: (Blushes) Cathy!
Cathy: It’s not Nigel anymore. It’s Cathy.
Cathy: I heard everything from my room.
Cathy: Stop screaming it’s a joke.
Rose: Sorry you scared me.
Cathy: Go have your bath and wake Nigel up. You both have to be at work, and me too remember?
Rose:Oh yea. Where’s angel?
Cathy: He’s in his crib. He’s ready, just you and his father.
Rose: You’re a darling baby (Perks her and leaves)
She goes into the room and bathes, then wakes Nigel up to do the same.
After breakfast, Nigel left early, Cathy also left with Angel.
Rose was about to leave when a knock came to her door. She opened to behold her worst nightmare.
Fred: Hello daughter.
Can I love you
Rose: Dad what are you doing here?
Fred: (walks inside the apartment) You’ve got a nice place daughter.
Rose: I asked you a question, what are you doing here?
Fred: Relax darling. I don’t bite, I just came to say hi to my beautiful daughter. After all I’m still your father.
Rose: You don’t even deserve that title, I want you out of my house now or I’m calling the cops.
Fred: Oh. Don’t worry. I’m leaving now. I just came to show you something.
He brings out his phone and shows Rose a video of her mother in a cage suffering.
Rose: OMG! Mom! What did you do to her dad?!
Fred: (Laughs) Nothing my darling. You are in my way you know.
Rose: What are you talking about?! I left the city for you.
Fred: I know but you’re still the main obstacle. You and that thing you call your child.
Rose: Leave my son out of this.
Fred: Then stay away from Nigel. I’m giving you three days to cut all ties with him or even leave and I will spare your mother and son.
But if you don’t, I will kill your mother then your little bastard. I can’t let you get in the way of my plans.
Rose: Why dad? Why Nigel? You’re rich dad, he has never done anything to you. Why don’t you leave him alone? I thought you loved mom, how could you do that to her?
Fred: I’m not here for your sermons Rose, you’re not a saint either. You couldn’t do what I asked of you so don’t you dare stand in my way. I won’t spare you this time around.
Rose: I can’t leave Nigel.
Fred: Then prepare to see your mother die in three days.
Rose: I don’t care what you do to her, she’s not important to me.
Fred: Really? We’ll see about that. (Leaves)
Rose closed the door with a racing heart as she fell on the floor crying. Her father is the worst person she’s ever met for him to do that go her mother.
His own wife, she decided to tell Nigel everything. What’s the point of hiding it if it’s all about him?
Selena walked into the house still thinking about the horrible things Fred is doing. She never knew he could be so mean as to even make his own wife suffer.
She suddenly doesn’t want to leave Nigel or dupe him anymore. She only thinks of how to get Rose away from him so she could have him all to herself.
Selena: I have my own plans too Fred, don’t think you’re the only one with ambitions. We’ll see who wins.
Rose went to Nigel’s office after taking permission from work. At first she wasn’t allowed in but after calling Nigel they let her in Immediately.
She went to his office with a long face while some of the employees were busy staring at her and whispering to themselves.
Nigel: Hmmm…. You missed me too much that you couldn’t wait till I came back.
(He hugged her. )
What’s wrong Rose? Why the long face?
Rose: (Sobbing) Nigel…
Nigel: Hey calm down, no crying. Tell me what really happened.
Rose: My Dad is in Florida Nigel and he has my mother.
Nigel: But isn’t he her husband? I don’t get you.
Rose: No. He’s a beast. He’s hurting my mother and he threatened to hurt my son too if I don’t leave you.
Nigel: That’s it. I don’t care if he’s your father anymore Rose, I’m gonna kill him once I get my hands on him. I won’t sit and watch him lay hands on you or my son.
Rose: Please help me Nigel. We have to save my mom.
Nigel: I’m going to contact my trusted friend who’s a cop, we’re gonna rescue your mom my love. Don’t cry anymore.
Rose: I’m so scared for Angel. I don’t want anything to happen to him, I can’t survive knowing that my son is hurt.
Nigel: Nothing’s gonna happen to our son Rose, I’ll do anything I can to make sure Fred pays for everything he’s done to us.
Rose: I can’t believe dad could turn so cold and evil, he used to be so sweet and we were a happy family until he asked me to marry you. He was so ambitious, sometimes I wonder if he’s really my father.
Nigel: Fred has always been like that Rose, you guys just didn’t know it. My dad told me everything about him, he’s ambitious and very dangerous.
Rose: I feel so bad for my mom, she always supported dad. I don’t think she knew my dad was this evil, I’m so ashamed to be his daughter.
Nigel: It’s okay dear, we don’t really decide for our parents. They just decide to be who they want to be, if we could really decide, I’m sure I’d have never met you. I’d never be able to experience love so pure and profound, I love you no matter what Rose. That’s what matters.
Rose: I love you too Nigel. So much.
Nigel: I’m glad you made the right decision by coming to tell me and not deciding to leave.
Rose: I can’t do that. What’s the difference, both ways is like death for me.
Nigel: This is all gonna be over soon.
The door suddenly opens as Selena barges in.
Rose: uh-oh spoke too soon.
Selena: What the hell! Nigel What is this slut doing here huh?
Rose: Hey don’t call me that fat ugly poo looking face!
Nigel: Selena stop this immediately. What are you doing here without telling me?
Selena: What? I’m your wife Nigel, I have the right to come here anytime I want.
Rose: Yeah we’ve heard that story before.
Nigel: Selena please, I told you already. You’re only gonna hurt yourself more, just let me go.
Selena: I won’t. She can’t have you if I can’t, because like it or not you’re stuck with me forever.
Rose: You know what? I better leave you guys alone, I have things to attend to.
Selena: You’re gonna regret it bitch.
Rose: Call me that again and see if your face doesn’t trend on Facebook.
Rose: That’s it. I’ve had enough of you.
Rose lands a very hot slap on her face and a fight breaks out. They fought and pulled each other hair until Nigel separated them.
Nigel: Get out of here Selena.
Selena: You’re still gonna support her when she started it. You’re so mean Nigel. You’ll pay for this I promise you bitch.
Rose: You’ve not had enough huh?
Nigel: That’s enough Rose, Selena please go. I’ll see you at home.
Selena scoffs before storming out of the office, Rose also takes her bag to Leave.
Nigel: Hey why are you acting so mad?
Rose: I’m not mad. After all she’s your wife and I’m just an intruder.
Nigel: Stop doing this Rose, do you know how hard this is for me? I never wanted this to happen but look now, this last thing I need is to be rejected by my love.
Rose: (Sighs) I’m sorry. I got so angry I completely lost it, but I really am sorry.
Nigel: It’s okay Rose. I love you.
Rose: I love you too Nigel….