Episode Five « The Caliente Affairs
Previously on ‘The Caliente Affairs’: Dirk found out that his dad was seeing Cassandra Goth. After Darren spends another night at Cassandra’s house, he reaches breaking point and Darren ends up letting Dirk skip school so the two can spend the day together. Whilst Dirk is out with Orlando, Darren invites Cassandra over and proposes they get engaged to show Dirk they are in a serious and loving relationship. Dirk takes the news fine, maybe too fine, Cassandra worries. Could he have something planned to break-up the relationship? Meanwhile at the Caliente Mansion, Dina felt disgusted with herself for sleeping with Ed. But, after hearing Nina mention she’s going to be trying for a baby with Don, she starts to think about arranging another liaison to help get her mind off of Don…
Act 1: Calls of the Heart
As Dina waited for Ed to answer, she thought about hanging up. She hated the fact she kept thinking about what they had done, even though it wasn’t that memorable. He wasn’t the type of man Dina would normally go for, so she couldn’t understand why she was still attracted to him.
“Sorry, Ed’s working at the moment. I can take a message if you’d like.” Shaun answered, not recognising Dina’s voice.
“No!” Dina said with force. She was mad she had phoned Ed and now she was mad that Shaun had answered.
“Alright, calm down, mate! He’ll be back around four if you want to phone again later.” Shaun said, wondering why the woman had practically shouted down the phone.
Before he could get suspicious, Dina tried to end the call. “I just wanted to talk to Ed. That’s all, nothing wrong with that. I’m gonna go now.” Dina hung up, breathing a sigh of relief. She was going to go back to her exercising, but she heard a noise coming from the attic above her. As she went upstairs, she was surprised to see Don there. He was painting Alex’s new bedroom… without a shirt on.
“So far so good!” Dina joked, causing Don to turn around. “I could help if you want.”
“It’s alright, I just wanted to get this bit done so Alex can sleep here tonight.” As a birthday present for Alex, Don had offered to paint the attic and move Alex’s bedroom in there.
“I bet you would have! All alone up here, no-one to disturb you from whoever – I mean, whatever you’re doing!” Don joked.
“Shut up! I wasn’t like that as a teenager.” Dina laughed.
“What do you mean?” Dina looked puzzled.
“You talked to Alex about guy-stuff but you didn’t mention girls?” Dina was confused.
“No! Alex is not gay.”
“You enjoyed talking to him?”
“You’ve got paint on your chest.” Dina said, as she wiped it off. She trailed her finger down Don’s chest and circled his navel a few times as she looked into his eyes, hoping to spark some buried attraction. Don looked at Dina confused and felt a little awkward. Wanting to get away as quickly as possible, he changed the subject.
“You met Ed last night, didn’t you.” Dina’s composure suddenly changed and she looked at Don like a deer in headlights.
“I married Mortimer because we’re in love. And we’ll stay in love forever, unlike other couples I know.” Don couldn’t tell, but he was sure she meant him and Nina.