"Lyn, if I drove any slower we'd be stopped." Mary chuckled, happy to be on the way to Tess's mansion. She's just inherited it from her father. No one has been here for a while and they hope to be able to help Tess find her stalker.
As soon as they've made it to the front steps, Mary stops the car and they both make a run for it. Oliver shuts the door behind them and his huge smile is contagious.
From behind him steps Sharon!
Mary and Lyn both start to jump up and down, then Sharon, and finally Oliver. The joyous jumping turns into a massive group hug. Even Oliver has tears of joy glistening at the corner of his eyes.
"I missed you so much dear friends." Sharon's huge smile lights up the area.
"You all look wonderful! My journey has been tough and it's still not over. But I am so happy to see you if just for a day. Thank you sweet sisters, for all you have done." The cloying sweet smell of roses drifts in the air.
Sharon eyes them all. "Mary, did you enhance those babies again. Lyn, I picked these dresses because they cover your, ahem, humongous I mean your well formed feet.
Oliver, you always look wonderful. The garlic ring around your neck is a nice touch, but no one ever said that Tess' stalker is a vampire." Sharon chuckles, the ladies laugh. But Oliver just shrugs, he's a very cautious guy and is a bit scared
"Me, my stay in bed has not helped my rear end any either. But me, I love you all just the way you are."
From the doorway to the left a lovely girl in a long crimson dress approaches. "Girls this is Tess, the one we are here to help."
Tess smiles. "Let me tell you what's going on."
She eyes the black bird on the watchtower she can see out one of the huge windows and shivers. She then escorts them into a large sitting room.
Oliver has cleaned up as best he can. A large table is covered with finger foods. Barbecue chicken, stuffed mushrooms, dips, chips of all kinds, three types of salsa, mead, flutes filled with champagne, and pizza, from which the smell of garlic invades the room. A luscious devils food cake will fill the need for something sweet.
"Watch out for the pizza, Oliver for some reason, thinks the stalker is a vampire, although I really doubt it. So he has loaded the pizza with garlic. But, it can't hurt. As long as we all eat it." Tess laughs nervously. "Some people will be stopping by to help us today. I hope we can find out who it is. I am so afraid. The police don't believe me...Well except maybe the Sheriff."
"Speaking of the devil," Oliver says under his breath. He struts to the table and mixes James Bond martinis. "There is a lot of detective work to be done. This place give me the creeps."
Sharon laughs, "This from a guy who has garlic around his neck. Don't worry dear Oliver, I love you even if you are afraid. And I still wonder where you got the idea the stalker is a vampire." Oliver has been with her so long and she knows him so well.
"Sheriff Mike Andretti, let me introduce you to my friends." Tess obviously smitten with the sheriff, smiles shyly. She wants him to be her heart, to care about her. She wonders if he knows that?
Someone with bright red hair was seen in the watchtower using a pair of binoculars, the sheriff explains to them. That's really the only lead they have. Whoever it was could easily see into the large windows of the mansion. And he is very concerned about Tess. The large mansion in New England looks out over the ocean. It was Tess' childhood home and it's awful that she feels afraid to be there. The distant sound of music is barely audible. But the song Midnight Sonata plays sometimes, and everyone else hears it now.
Oliver has seen the ball of fire Tess saw, and it still has him shakin'. Everyone feels the eyes of the stalker tonight.
And so it begins. Will the police finally believe her?Will Mike realize they belong together? Will they find the stalker? Is he a fan of hers? Does she know him. What is that bright light Tess sees?
So many questions, and the answers are surprising. But the person with the best answer to the following question. will win a copy of Her Biggest Fan. Who do you think the stalker is?