When we last left our characters -
Devereaux was impersonating a Gene Love plumber, hoping to gain access to his ancient & wealthy Grandfather Haynesworth’s office so that he can find and change the will. To give himself and the selfish(ly slutty) Cassina all the inheritance of the great Kilbourne estate, while leaving the rest of the family to fend for themselves.
Blossom, Wilmot, and Duncan were headed off
in a blue ribbon taxi…but why? Where were they headed?
Time to find out…
As Devereaux approached the Kilbourne mansion,
he came across his grandfather’s naive assistant, Holly Hope, who was out for her morning run.
Confident that she was too stupid to see through his ruse,
he approached her, “Good mornin’ miss, I’m here to see about that plumbing
emergency in grandfathe- Er- old Mr. Kilbourne’s office.”
“Plumbing emergency!?” squealed Holly,
“Goodness gracious, I had no idea! We should hurry then!
Let me show you where the office is! Oh no! I hope
Mr. Kilbourne’s documents don’t get too wet,
you’ll probably have to pull all of them out, I’m so sorry!”
As they walked up the front step, the massive double doors opened.
“Good Morning Miss Hope,” drawled MacGregor, the bulter, as Holly crossed the threshold.
“And Good Morning Master Devereaux.”
And before our fake plumber had stepped one foot inside the mansion,
he spun back around, ran to the borrowed Gene Love Plumbing van,
and was burning rubber down the three-mile long driveway.
(And of course poor Holly is still looking for all that water from “the plumbing emergency”…)
Blossom, Wilmot, and Duncan were last seen leaving the mansion in a Blue Ribbon taxicab
- Wilmot’s favorite!
Wilmot only rode in pastel-colored cars. Preferably ones with writing on the side.
Uptight old grandfather Haynesworth was never willing to cater to Wilmot’s many eccentricities and therefore the family had never purchased a car that Wilmot would ride in.
(So the taxi company made a killing off the Kilbournes….)
The three cousins took the blue taxi to Kilbourne Hill,
the private family cemetary, where they were visiting their deceased parents’ graves.
After only a few minutes,
Wilmot had climbed the tallest obelisk and was yelling “GILBERT!!!” as loudly as he could.
(As a joke once, Devereaux had let Wilmot watch What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,
and to no surprise, Wilmot picked up on – & now imitated – several of Arnie’s idiosyncrasies.)
While Blossom and Duncan were struggling to coax Wilmot down from the obelisk,
they noticed a strange woman in the far corner of the cemetary,
in the shade where it was too dark to see her clearly.
She was watching them.
She beckoned to them and disappeared into the foliage.
Blossom and Duncan both looked at each other with astonishment,
Who was that strange woman in the woods?
Will Deveraux’s next plan be as much a failure as his last one?
And will Wilmot ever get down off that obelisk!??
In the next installment of
The Streets of Our Lives