01/07/2003 Edmund Learns Aidan Is Wanted

"Anna and David were pacing with worry in the hospital emergency room. Anna speculated about what could be wrong. She hadn't felt the baby move since earlier in the morning, and she knows what that means. She told David that she'll never forgive herself if she's responsible for something happening to their child. David told her to stop worrying about it, because it isn't doing any good. Dr. Clader finally arrived, and Anna told him her fears. He wasn't worried, and said that babies need to rest occasionally. He did order an ultrasound, however, to make sure that everything was going along nicely. Later, Anna was in bed as all three gathered around the monitor and watched the ultrasound. The baby was peacefully sucking her thumb, and Anna was thrilled. She noticed Dr. Clader's face fall, and David's fall along with it, however, and she asked them what was wrong. They told her they were concerned with the size of the baby's heart. Clader ordered a more targeted ultrasound, while David tried to get Anna to relax. When Dr. Clader returned with the results of the later ultrasound, he told them that the fetus has a cardiac anomaly that prevents the aortic valve from opening properly. He said that Anna has to stay at the hospital for continued observation, and, if surgery is necessary, they would perform it in utero. David agreed with all that Dr. Clader said, and he announced that he would like a surgeon from Zurich to perform the operation if it's required. Anna became agitated and reminded him that he's on probation and can't leave the country. She said that she's not going to Zurich alone. He assured her that he would consult over the phone, but if he flew to Zurich he would be arrested as soon as he returned. He told Anna that he didn't want his first glimpse of his daughter to be through a glass partition in prison. Anna understood, and told him that she would fly to Zurich alone if she had to. David told her that she wouldn't be alone, because if he can't be there he wants someone else close to Anna to be by her side. He picked up the phone, and called Anna's daughter, Robin. Anna broke into tears as she took the phone from David, and she made arrangements with Robin to meet her at the Zurich airport. After hanging up, she realized that David had already called Robin, during her second sonogram, and she accused him of being sly. He told her that he wished he could be with her, and they kissed as she said, "Me too."

J.R. walked into Adam's study aware that his father wanted to see him. Adam was livid at J.R. because he was failing three of his core classes. He told him "You're ruining your life!" J.R. responded, "No, Dad. That's your job." Adam ignored the comment, and asked him for an explanation. When none was forthcoming, Adam asked him what he was doing with his life. It was J.R.'s turn to become irate as he told his father that he doesn't really care about him. All he cares about is grooming another Adam Chandler. J.R. said, "I'm not him! I will not be a Junior Adam Chandler!" He said that he just wants to live his own life. Adam said that he finally got it. He began telling J.R. about being seventeen once, and J.R. rolled his eyes in response. He said all he cared about was getting in the backseat with his girlfriend. A light went on over Adam's head as he asked J.R. about his girlfriend. He said that J.R.'s wrecking his life on purpose, so he doesn't have to go to Harvard and can stay in Pine Valley with "Libbie". When J.R. turned to leave, Adam told him he couldn't go out, because it was a school night. J.R. dared him to stop him. After he left, Stuart entered the office to see Adam on the phone to security. Knowing what his brother was up to, Stuart screamed at Adam to put the phone down and Adam did. He told Stuart that J.R. is throwing his life away, because he's in love with some "piece of trash". Stuart giggled and reminded Adam that people used to call them trash in Pigeon Hollow. Adam smiled when he remembered, and then he told Stuart he wanted J.R. to be better then him. Stuart said that Adam's just fine the way he is. Adam said that it isn't about him; it's about J.R. falling for some "low-rent loser". Stuart stuck up for his nephew, and told Adam that J.R. finally found someone that he loves and that loves him back. Adam continued ranting that J.R.'s throwing away his future, but Stuart told him that J.R. should only be concerned with tonight. He told Adam "Maybe your son knows something you don't."

Edmund was waiting for someone at B.J.'s when Jamie walked in to pick up an order. When he walked up to him, Jamie gave Edmund a cold shoulder. Edmund told him that he apologized to Brooke for how he treated her, and now, he wants to apologize to him. They sat down in a booth, as Edmund told him that Brooke didn't deserve what he did to her. Naturally, Jamie agreed, and said that he treated her like something he scraped off his shoe. Edmund apologized for what he did to Jamie, but Jamie said he didn't want any part of it. "It's between you and my mom," he said. When Edmund asked how she was feeling, Jamie wondered if he was still interested in Brooke. He screamed at Edmund, "There's no way your going after my mom again!" Edmund told Jamie that he just wanted to give Brooke some healing time. As he left, Jamie told him that if he really wanted her to heal, stay away from her. When Jamie was gone, the man Edmund was waiting for walked in and joined him at the booth. He filled Edmund in on what he found out about Aidan: he's wanted for murder, and there's a $50,000 reward for him. Edmund was shocked, and the man asked, "What? You didn't know about that?"

At Wildwind, Maria told Aidan that she has to find a safer place for him, because the hay loft just isn't cutting it. He was in favor of finding a nicer place to live, and she told him about a place she knows, and she even has the keys for it. When she left to get her car, Brooke was waiting at the front door. Maria told her it wasn't a good time, but Brooke burst past her into the foyer, saying, "I only need a minute." She ran into the sitting room, where Aidan had been, but it was empty. Maria was relieved, but Brooke hardly noticed. She began ripping into Maria for possibly losing the one man who truly loves her. Maria was confused, and asked Brooke what she meant. Aidan was listening from the next room as Brooke told Maria about the email Edmund read saying, "Come get me." She asked Maria, "Are you planning to leave Edmund?" Maria dodged the question, but Brooke kept pestering her. Finally, Maria told her that it doesn't really concern her. Brooke said that she's worried for all involved, because she knows that Aidan's wanted for murder. When Maria didn't react in surprise, Brooke assumed that Maria already knew. She became more upset, and wondered why Maria would consider running away with a wanted fugitive. Again, Maria said that it's none of her business. As Brooke left, she told Maria that her only concern was Edmund, and his happiness. With Brooke gone, Maria sat down on the sofa, as Aidan returned to the room. He offered to go alone, but Maria insisted on continuing to help him, and they left through the back way.

Later, Edmund stormed into Wildwind screaming for Maria. Stella informed him that she just got home, but Maria's car wasn't there. As she left, Edmund muttered to himself, "Maria, what have you let into our lives?"

Maria let Aidan into Hayley and Mateo's vacant condo. He seemed happy about the new arrangements, even though there wasn't much food. He apologized for the misunderstanding with Edmund, and Maria told him that has to go talk to him. He urged her to go, and when she asked if he would still be there when she returned, he said, "Just go, Maria." He told her to be as honest with Edmund as she could without giving him away. She told him she would be back soon, and he should wait for her. They hugged, but didn't kiss, before she made her way to the door. As she was leaving, Aidan thanked her for all she did for him, in case he wasn't there when she returned. She told him that she would be back, and he needs to wait for her.

J.R. met Laurie at the boathouse, and she immediately suspected something was wrong with him. When she questioned him, though, J.R. responded, "No, nothing's wrong." She told him he sounded messed up on the phone, but he told her he was just tired of sneaking around. He wondered why her dad didn't just lighten up. She told J.R. that he's just like her dad, unpredictable. He said that it's better then being boring. She said, "Way better," as J.R. moved closer to her.

When Maria returned to Wildwind, she heard Edmund on the phone to Derek telling him that he believed Maria's life might be in danger. She called out to him, and Edmund said, "False alarm," before hanging up. Without saying a word, Edmund slowly walked to Maria and pulled her towards him in an embrace. He told her that he thought she wasn't coming back after that email. She said that her relationship with Aidan is complicated, and he asked her to lay it out for him. She said that Aidan needed her, and Edmund responded, "But I didn't?" She was ready to give up, telling him "you don't get it." When Edmund told her that Aidan's wanted for murder, she responded by telling him that he didn't kill her. She told Edmund that Aidan already told her his story. He became more upset and accused her of living in his house while exchanging emails with a murderer. Again, Maria was ready to give up, but Edmund said, "I DO get it." He shocked her by grabbing her by the arm and roughly dragging her upstairs, while she shouted, "Edmund? What are you doing?" He pulled her to her bedroom and tossed her on the bed. He said that she begged to stay with him, and to move in, and now she wants to throw it away for some murderer. He screamed, "I'll see you rot in hell first!" Edmund slammed the door on his way out. Maria was shocked when she heard keys rattling, and when she tried the door she found it locked. She began pounding on the door, screaming for Edmund to let her out. Edmund, however, was leaning against the door and didn't make a move."

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