Episode Eleven « The Caliente Affairs
Previously on ‘The Caliente Affairs’:
Mary-Sue Pleasant hosted the town’s annual community gathering on Halloween. Lilith broke up with Dirk Dreamer after finding out he was cheating on her, and she also bonded with her twin sister Angela. Daniel Pleasant was unhappy with his relationship with Mary-Sue because she was devoting too much of her free time to working. Meanwhile, Brandi Broke asked her fiancé Shaun Wilson to move in on the day of her son Calvin’s Birthday. Meanwhile, Meadow confronted Alex Goth about his attempt to kiss Dirk. He admitted he was gay, and Meadow left – signalling the end of their relationship.
Act 1: Returning The Favour
Angela Pleasant slowly blinked her eyes and yawned, surveying the room around her. She remembered what had happened the night before: Dustin Broke, her boyfriend, came over to complete an assignment from school they’d been given. She half-heartedly laughed and realised there was no way she would finish it for when the new term started, especially after she and Dustin had spent most of the night talking about why Swiss-cheese had holes in it! Some time around eleven, her father had come upstairs to tell Dustin it was time to go. Dustin mentioned to Angela that he was dreading returning home, as the place resembled a building site. He was having to share a bedroom with both of his siblings whilst major work went on to extend the house. After a few minutes, Angela checked to see if her parents were asleep, and invited Dustin to stay over.
As Dustin blinked his eyes, Angela smiled and greeted him with a good morning.
“Did I stay the night?”
“I mean, I asked if you wanted to, and you said we should wait.”
“I do, of course I do. I want it the most, but I don’t want it to be done on some whim of a moment. I mean, I only stayed over so I could finally get a peacefully nights sleep without hearing Beau snore and Calvin talk in his sleep.” Dustin said, referring to his brothers.
“…is up!” Angela said, as Dustin walked out into the hallway of the Pleasant’s house – and right in front of Lilith’s path.
“Dustin, do you want to just wait in here whilst I talk to my sister.” Angela said, ordering Dustin back into her room.
“You mean he stayed the night? With you? In there? Omigod! Do Mum and Dad know?” Lilith asked.
Lilith looked at her twin with a smile, but she was not amused. As the full scale of what she saw finally became clear in her head, she hesitated before asking her sister another question. “Wait. You and he didn’t…”
“No, of course not! But there’s no way they’re going to believe me, and even if they do, they’re still going to be fuming with anger.” Angela removed her annoyed look, as she prepared to ask her sister to do something nice for her. “That’s why I need you to distract them both whilst I sneak Dustin out.”
“Then answer me this, sweet sis; if he was sick of sharing a room, then why did he sleep with you?” Lilith pondered.
“We didn’t, I just meant that, I could do it. And who’s to say that we haven’t already?” Angela suggested.
“He is such a gentleman. Everything you could want in a boyfriend.”
“Yes! So will you help me?” Angela pleaded. Lilith rolled her eyes and succumbed to her sister’s request.
“Mum’s right at the bottom of the stairs. You, go get Dustin and wait here until I get her to leave.” Lilith said, as the twins began to formulate a plan.
“Good morning, Lilith. How are you today?” Daniel asked.
“Oh sorry, dad.” Angela softly kissed her boyfriend goodbye and sneaked back upstairs. She had been feeling guilty about lying to Dustin, but now it seemed he was keeping secrets from her too. Why did he owe her sister a favour? Have the two been meeting each other privately, she asked herself. They already worked together, and now they were meeting outside of work too. Angela had already voiced her worries to Dustin about her sister becoming attracted to him, she just hoped she wasn’t right.