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Hello Friends, 

I cant believe we are on part 5! I hope you are still enjoying reading as much as I am enjoying writing. I am so excited for you to read what I have in store!

 

Here is a link for part 1

 

Here is the link for part 2

 

Here is the link for part 3

 

 

Here is the link for part 4

 

 

 

 

Story Title:  Homecoming Part 5

Type of story: Not sure how long this fanfiction is going to be, this is my first time writing a fanfiction

Main Characters: Frank, Bobby, Roo, Floss, Aisla, Carly, Sally Pippa, Alf, Nev

Background Characters  Most of the characters who appear in the early years, Mr Greyson, Andy and a few others to be added later

BTTB rating: G/A

Genre: Romance/Drama

Does story include spoilers: No unless you have not watched any episode before 1992

Any warnings: Sexual content, 

Summary:  The aftermath of Tom Fletcher's death prompts a former Summer Bay resident returns home and the impact this return has on the lives of the people he left behind.

 

:)

 

Chapter 404

Sands resort- Summer Bay

 

“Are you sure you don’t want me to come with you?” Nick said as he got into his car

“No, ill be fine” Julie said

“Alright then..im heading back to the house, give me a call and ill come and pick you up…good luck” Nick said

 

“Thanks” Julie said and smiled. Nick winked and drove off. Julie inhaled and exhaled then she wheeled herself towards the resort. The automatic doors opened and Julie went inside and she looked around. She thought the inside looked really nice as she wheeled herself to the reception and waited. She was here for a receptionist position which Bobby had put a good word in for her

 

“Hello can I help you?” The receptionist said as she returned to the counter

“Hello yes, I have an interview..my name is Julie Gibson” Julie said to the receptionist and smiled

“Ok, let me just inform the manager that you are here, please wait over there and he will call you shortly” The receptionist said and pointed Julie to a waiting area. Julie nodded then she wheeled herself over to the waiting area. She felt nervous and excited at the same time but hoped she would get the job. It had only been a few days since she left home but things were going great. Julie smiled as she thought about her boyfriend Nick and how much she loved him…then her smile disappeared as she admitted to herself how difficult it was living outside of her parent’s home. Things were different at Nicks…the shelves were higher..the bed was higher..Nick had to do everything for her…and she could tell that she was becoming a burden on him

 

“Julie Gibson” Julie looked up to see a man in a suit standing in from of her, he must be the manager. Julie nodded and smiled

 

“Please follow me” The manager said and Julie inhaled and exhaled and followed the man in the suit

 

Barnett Residence- Summer Bay

 

Emotional background music

 

Bob looked around the room. He put the final box of Craig’s things in the garage last night and now he was in an empty room. A tear ran down Bobs cheek as he walked out of the room and closed the door as Nick walked into the house

“Julie at the resort?” Bob said

“Yeah…hopefully the interview goes well” Nick said

“She is a nice girl” Bob said and nick didn’t respond

“Is there something wrong?” Bob said and nick sighed

“Its…its just like I feel I have a second job with her..youve seen it here” Nick said

“Well that’s because everything in her old house was customized for her, its not like that here” Bob said

“I know…but…do you think its all too much?” Nick said

“Do you love her?” Bob said

“I've never felt this way about anybody” Nick said

“Then that’s your answer” Bob said

“Yeah…you're right” Nick said and he smiled

“Anyway…I better get going” Bob said as he walked towards the door

“I’m going to miss you” Nick said as he followed Bob to his car and watched as bob got in

“Look after the place” Bob said as he started the engine

“I will..drive safely and let me know when you get there” Nick said

“Everything will work out with Julie” Bob said

“Thanks Uncle Bob” Nick said

“Take care of yourself” Bob said and he and Nick shook hands and Bob nodded then he drove away. Nick stood and watched as his uncles car was out of sight then he went into the house.

 

Background music ends

 

 

Stewart Residence- Summer Bay

 

Ailsa gently covered Duncan and smiled at him. Fortunately the antibiotics were doing their job and he was well enough to be home. Ailsa quietly walked out of the room and pulled the door to an almost close. She rubbed the back of her neck with her hand and walked towards the kitchen.

 

Background music- Stewart Family theme

 

“I made you a cup of tea” Alf said and he put the cup on the table

“Thanks” Ailsa said and sat down. Alf said opposite her and put his cup on the table. Ailsa drank some of the tea and then yawned. “I can hang around if you want to get 40 winks” Alf said

“No, I want to do some laundry and a few other things” Ailsa said and Alf gently grabbed her hand

“I can help with” Alf was interrupted

“Alf..nothing has changed” Ailsa said and she pulled her hand away

“But Ails…these last few days” Alf was interrupted

“Our son was sick…we supported each other…that’s all it was” Ailsa said

“Ails..I know that what I did was the worst thing I could ever do…and I..I don’t want to lose you Ails…we have been able to fix our problems before…I just want another chance” Alf stopped as Ailsa got up and walked over to the window. She had to admit that through the hurt she still loved Alf. The last few days she had pushed away what he did , and they were practically carrying on as if nothing never happened.

 

“Please love…I want to come home..” Alf said

 

“Alf…you hurt this family…you made a complete fool out of me because I  trusted you. I believed all your lies…all those meetings you were going to…neglecting time with me and Duncan to be with her…how can I forgive that?” Ailsa said

 

“I know…I was wrong..just seeing Deb again, it reminded me of the old times…unfinished business I don’t know…its not an excuse I know…what I do know is that I love you and I want to be here with my family…with you Duncan and Sandra…I wont see Deb again..please Ailsa” Alf said

 

“Its not going to be that easy…she’s also the mother of your children..or did that slip your memory” Ailsa said and Alf sighed

 

“I think you should just go “ Ailsa said as she began to walk towards the front door as Alf followed behind her

 

“I’m not giving up Ails…” Alf said as Ails opened the front door then turned to look at Alf

“I love you and I’m not giving up” Alf said then he walked out of the house. Ailsa closed the door and leaned on it feeling so confused

 

Background music ends

 

 

 

Sands resort- Summer Bay

 

Julie smiled as she rolled herself out of the office. She had a good feeling that the receptionist job was hers

 

“Hey Julie” Julie stopped and turned herself round to see Bobby walking towards her

 

“How did it go?” Bobby said

“I think it went ok” Julie said and crossed her fingers and Bobby smiled

“Are you in a hurry, I’m going to test out a new recipe if you want to come..since you will be working here soon, I should give you a tour” Bobby said and Julie smiled

“Thanks” Julie said and followed Bobby…

 

 

Caravan Park- Summer Bay

 

Finlay looked at the time, she wanted to start dinner even though she didn’t need to. Christopher had just finished his snack and was playing with his toys

“Hi” Finlay turned around to see Ben standing at the door

“Hi Ben” Finlay said

“What are you doing? Ben said as he watched Finlay tidy the table. He smiled as he looked at her legs, he found her very attractive

“Oh just tidying up before I start dinner” Finlay said

“Can I help you with anything?” Ben said as he walked into the house

“No thanks, I’m ok” Finlay said as Ben stared at her. He knew that nobody was home, and Carly had gone to the wholesalers to get things for the diner

“That’s a shame because I am not doing anything right now” Ben said as he got closer and was just about to touch Finlays hair then the door opened and Steve walked into the house

 

“Hi Steve” Finlay said as Steve watched Ben move his hand away as Sally walked into the house.

“Hi” Steve said as he put his bag down and stared at Ben as Sally began telling finlay about the project she was doing at school

 

Steve walked into the kitchen and Ben followed behind him. Steve turned around and Ben was standing behind him

“You’re in my way” Steve said

“You didn’t see anything” Ben said

“You being a creep, of course I saw it” Steve said and before he knew it, Ben pushed him into the pantry and pinned him against the shelves

“Listen up you little drop kick…you think you are a big man around here don’t you…stay out of my business and if I hear one more sarcastic comment from you” Ben said as Steve struggled to do a karate move but Ben was too strong

“I will permanently  shut your mouth for you” Ben said

“Get off me, you cant tell me what to do” Steve said as he struggled

“What are you going to do about it? Tell your dad to beat me up?” Ben said and laughed

“Shut up” Steve said as he struggled

 

“Ben” Ben heard and immediately let go of Steve and shortly Carly walked into the kitchen as Ben walked out of the pantry

 

“Hello sweetheart, back already?” Ben said

“Yeah, ill take the things to the diner late, I wanted to see you” Carly said and kissed Ben.

“What was you doing in there anyway” Carly said as Steve walked out of the pantry

“Steve was just telling me that one of the shelves needs fixing..ill do it in the morning” Ben said as Steve looked at Carly

“Thank you..i love you..oh by the way, Mr Stewart said he has a job for you at the surf club” Carly said and she kissed Ben and he smiled. Carly walked out of the kitchen and Ben turned around to look at Steve who was staring at him. Ben smiled “Remember what I said” Ben said then he walked out of the kitchen as Steve looked at him with anger…..

 

 

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Great chapter 

Hopefully things work out for Julie and Nick

Hope Julie gets the reception job at the resort

Alf wanting another chance with Ails

Bye Bob sad to see you go

Ben being a Grade A A-hole.

Update again soon :)

 

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Barnett gave Nick some good advice. If this was real HA, Steven would deck Ben for pulling something like that...

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Chapter 405

 

Sands resort- Summer Bay

“Sorry about that” Bobby said as she walked back into her office

“No worries” Julie said as she drank her coke

“So, what do you think of the place” Bobby said as she sat down at her desk

“Its really nice….I hope I get the job” Julie said

“Well I did put a good word in for you, so im sure you will be ok” Bobby said and smiled then she noticed that Julies smile disappeared

“Are you alright?” Bobby said concerned

“Yeah…well..no not really” Julie said and exhaled

 

Emotional background music

 

“Is it Nick?” Bobby said

“No..not really…its just that…I’m having a hard time living at his place” Julie said

“I can ask Ailsa if you can move in to her place if you want” Bobby said

“Its not going to make any difference…you see when I lived at home…the house was customized for my chair, the shelves were lower” Julie stopped and exhaled

“And now everything is not, and its difficult for you to be independent?” Bobby said and Julie looked at her and nodded

“I feel so helpless, Nick has to practically do everything for me..and I just feel like its too much responsibility..maybe I shouldn’t have come here” Julie said

“No don’t say that…from what you said, you needed to get out of your folks house” Bobby said

“I know, but I feel like they were right…I’m not ready to be out on my own” Julie said

“Have you spoken to Nick about how you feel?” Bobby said and Julie shook her head no

“I want to…but I can tell that he is feeling the burden…I guess I’m afraid of what he is going to say...I dont want to lose him” Julie said

“Well you wont know unless you speak to him” Bobby said

“Yeah..I know…I should say somethin...,thanks Bobby..for everything” Julie said

“You’re welcome” Bobby said and smiled

 

Background music ends

 

Morgan Residence- New York

Background music- Have you ever been alone

Roo exhaled as she got to the front of the apartment door. She took her key out of her pocket and opened the door quietly. Frank was sitting on the couch watching tv. Roo closed the door behind her and walked into the house

“Hi..” Roo said

“Hi” Frank said not taking his eyes off the Tv

“I’m really sorry about tonight, I know we said we were going to watch a movie” Roo said

“Its fine” Frank said 

“Maybe we can go and watch the movie tomorrow night or something?” Roo said

“Yeah” Frank said

“I’m just going to change” Roo said and she walked back to the bathroom, turned the light on and closed the door. Frank exhaled as he heard the door close. Roo knew that Frank was trying to make an effort, but she just couldn’t say no to Helen asking her to stay behind to get some work done. She could feel the distance between her and Frank and sometimes she wished that Pippa was still here, that way things wouldn’t be so awkward.

Frank changed the channels to see if he could find something else to watch but he didn’t. He eventually turned the TV off and got into bed. A short while after, Roo walked out of the bathroom and got into bed next to Frank. Frank stared at the ceiling as Roo tried to get comfortable. Frank could feel the distance between them…things were not like they were before..and he wasn’t sure if they ever would be. Roo stared at the wall then she pushed her hair behind her ear and turned around to face Frank. She put her head on his arm and he put his arm around her. Both confused about how they were feeling yet neither wanted to be the first to say it out loud

 

Social Services- The City

“Sam Marshall is back again?” The social worker said as she looked through her notes

“Yes” The assistant said

“Do we have him placed anywhere yet?” The social worker said

“No not yet” The assistant said

“The waltons in George St have some space, I think they would be a good fit for him” The social worker said

“Ok, ill give them a call, and see if we can get him placed tomorrow” The assistant said as the social worker nodded and walked out of the office

 

.Woolgoolga- Australia

“Shut up before I really give you something to cry about” Al Simpson said through clenched teeth as he hit sophie one more time with his belt. Sophie tried her best not to let out a cry as the belt hit her thigh. Eventually Al stopped and walked away leaving Sophie cowering in the corner. Al opened the motel door and walked out slamming it shut behind him. Sophie slowly hobbled to the window to see her dad walking away. This was her chance….her chance to escape. Her heart began to beat fast as she thought about what she was about to do. She  hobbled back to the corner and put her shoes on, and her cardigan and walked as fast as she could back to the door. She put her hand on the handle and was about to turn it then she froze. She couldn’t leave, her dad would find her and he would be really angry at her. Sophie pulled her hand away from the door handle and she stared at it. She reached for the handle again, she knew she had to get away..Sophie felt so conflicted she didn’t know what to do…then when she finally plucked up the courage Al opened the door

“What are you doing?” Al said and Sophie began to walk backwards

“Do you think you are going somewhere?” Al said and Sophie stared at Al as he began walking towards her

“You wasn’t going to try and run away was you?” Al said and Sophie shook her head no

“You better not, nobody’s going to want you anyway” Al said then he picked up a newspaper on the bed and sat down. Sophie walked backwards until she backed into the wall and slid down on the floor. Her dad was wrong…when Bobby finds her, Bobby will want her” Sophie said as a tear ran down her cheek

 

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Great chapter 

Liked Bobby giving Julie advice to talk to Nick about how she is feeling 

Seems Sam may not get placed with Bobby again 

Al is still on the run with Sophie poor kid

Update again soon  :)

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 406

 

 

 

 

Barnett Residence- Summer Bay

Julie sighed as she watched Nick put the plates away in the cupboard. If she was home, she would be able to put them away herself. She couldn’t even wash the dishes because the sink was so high

“So when do you hear about the job?” Nick said

“Well the manager said hopefully early next week” Julie said as Nick continued to put the pots and pans he used to cook away. Julie felt so helpless

“I hope you get it, you did say Bobby put a good word in for you…and the resort is not too far from here, you can walk” Nick stopped talking and he turned around

“Sorry…I didn’t” Nick was interrupted

“Its alright” Julie said and smiled

“Kitchen is nice and clean, lets go into the living room, and see whats on the TV” Nick said and she pushed Julie into the living room and parked her chair next to the couch. Nick sat down and picked up the remote control

“Oh, I’ve been waiting for this movie to come on” Nick said then he put the remote control down

“This bloke always makes good movies” Nick said pointing at the TV then he looked at Julie who was staring at her hands

“Is there something wrong? Don’t you want to watch this movie?” Nick said

 

Emotional background music

 

“No…its fine” Julie said

“So what’s wrong? You haven’t really said much” Nick said and he muted the TV. Julie inhaled and exhaled. She knew she had to say something…but she didn’t want to have to face the consequences

“It’s nothing..you can just watch the film…im a little bit tired, so I am going to have an early night” Julie said

“Ok ok….well let me know when you are changed so I can help you into bed” Nick said then he umuted the TV and began watching the movie. Julie exhaled and she wheeled herself to her room. She was annoyed that she chickened out but she really wanted to be with Nick, and didn’t want nothing to spoil it…she just had to try a bit harder..if she did, things would be ok Julie thought to herself as she wheeled herself int the bedroom and closed the door.

 

Back ground music ends

 

Stewart shop- Summer Bay

“I thought I’d bring you over some dinner, since I haven’t seen you much lately” Debra said as Alf opened the door

“Yeah, just been a bit busy with getting the surf club up and running and Duncan being in hospital” Alf said as Debra walked into the flat behind him and closed the door

“I’m glad he’s feeling better” Debra said and she put the containers of food on the table

“Thanks” Alf said

“I thought that maybe you were avoiding me” Debra said and she sat next to Alf who inhaled and exhaled

 

Background music- Stewart family theme

“Look Deb..my head is all over the place right now…” Alf said

“I don’t understand, what do you mean?” Debra said

“What I mean is…this thing between us…I want..my wife back” Alf said and Debra felt like a knife had stabbed her in her chest

“But its over between the two of you…that’s what you said” Debra said

“That is what I thought…but these last few days with Duncan being in hospital…It gave Ails and I a chance to spend some time together” Alf said

“So what about us…you told me you loved me” Debra said

“I do..I did…I’m sorry..for doing this to you again” Alf said and sighed

“I do hope…we can be friends…for the sake of the kids” Alf said and Debra looked at him then she walked out of the flat and closed the door

 

Ailsa parked the car and turned the engine off. She had searched everywhere for Duncans blanket…the one he didn’t like to sleep without, and thought maybe Alf might have accidently packed it in his stuff when he left the hospital. If Ailsa was really honest with herself….she really wanted to see Alf. Even though nothing has changed, being with him at the hospital reminded her of how much she loved him..how much she wanted to try and trust him. He told her it was over and if she was honest with herself she was starting to believe him. Ailsa inhaled and exhaled and was just about to open the car door when she noticed the door next to the shop open. Ailsa noticed someone walking out and as the person got closer Ailsa opened her eyes wide…it was Debra. She watched as Debra got into her car and drove away. Ailsa shook her head and felt like a fool. She couldn’t believe that she almost fell for Alf’s lies again. She wiped the tear that ran down her cheek, and started the car engine and drove away

Background music ends

 

 

Four days later

 

High school- Summer Bay

 

David heard a knock on the door. He got up from his desk and opened it

“Hi” David said

“Sandra right?” David said and Sandra nodded

“Come in” David said pointed to the chair

“Have a seat” David said

 

Background music -Stewart Family theme

Sandra looked around the office, it wasn’t like a regular teachers office and the chairs were different too

David leaned over and took out a bag of sweets “Here you go, pick anyone you like” David said and Sandra picked out a strawberry sweet

“Oh I like those too” David said and smiled then he picked the same sweet, unwrapped it and put it in his mouth. As he chewed he noticed that Sandra was just staring at the sweet in her hand

“So, hows it going?” David said

“Ok” Sandra said

“Is everything alright at home?” David said

“Well sort of” Sandra said

“Why don’t you tell me about it” David said and Sandra looked up at him

 

Bayside Diner- Summer Bay

“Does Bobby know that you are leaving on Friday?” Grant said as he stood at the doorway to the pantry

“Yes, she didn’t take it to well..but she’ll get over it” Ails said as she did the stock take and counted the tins

“So Sandra is going with you?” Grant said

“Yes” Ailsa said as she wrote the numbers of tins she needed to buy on the clip board

 

High school- Summer Bay

“Mrs Stewart has done so much for me…that’s why I said I would go..but Summer Bay is my home…my friends are here..I want to be here” Sandra said as a tear ran down her cheek

“But she did give you a choice?” David said and Sandra nodded

“Do you think she wouldve been upset if you chose to stay in Summer Bay?” David and Sandra shrugged

“I probably would feel guilty if I stayed” Sandra said

 

Bayside Diner- Summer Bay

“So do you have a place ready?” Grant said

“Since its short notice, we’re going to stay with a friend of mine in the city for a while…until I find suitable housing” Ailsa said

“Does Mr Stewart know that you’re leaving?” Grant said

“No…and to be honest with you I am glad that I am leaving, that way I will never have to see his face again” Ailsa said as Grant looked at her and sighed

 

Stewart Shop- Summer Bay

“But I thought you said you were making progress?” Celia said confused

“That’s what I thought, but for some reason Ails has gone really cold on me…she wont answer my calls and she pretty much stayed in the room when I went to visit Duncan” Alf said and sighed

“Maybe I should just give up” Alf said

“No Alfred, you mustn't give up…I will not allow you to give up” Celia said

“I don’t know what to do anymore sis..I don’t want to live here anymore, I just want to be back home with my family..this is worse than being locked up in a jail said for murder” Alf said and sighed

“You have to show Ailsa that you are truly sorry” Celia said

“I don’t think that is going to be enough. Ive said sorry so many times” Alf said

“Don’t give up Alfred..if you love her…don’t give up” Celia said and Alf looked at her then at his watch and sighed…"Its probably too late anyway,...I better get going to the surf club, check on Carly’s husband” Alf said as he walked to the door, opened it and closed it behind him. Celia sighed as she watched Alf get into the car and drive away. She felt bad that he was going through this when her marriage was perfect…well things were not always the best with Haydn, but she knew that Michael loved her and would not cheat on her. Celia smiled to herself as she picked up the phone to call Michael just say hello

 

Ross Boatshed- Summer Bay

Phone ringing

Michael looked over at the phone as it rang and continued to thrust. The screwdriver and other tools that were on the table made a noise as they fell to the floor but Michael didn’t care the rush of what he was doing made him excited

 

Phone ringing

 

“Are you not going to get that?”  Michael thrusted furiously then he looked down at Katie, the engine sales rep who visited him once a month

“No, whoever it is can wait” Michael said as he bent down and kissed Katie  and continued to thrust as both verbally exhaled….

 

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Great chapter 

Poor Julie I hope she tells Nick how she feels 

Ails is leaving but Alf told Deb it was over 

Michael okay I was not expecting that.

Update again soon :)

 

 

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Chapter 407

 

 

 

 

Three days later

 

High School- Summer Bay

“Yes come in” Donald said as he marked a students assignment

Donald could hear the door open and footsteps walking towards his desk then he looked up to see Debra Lawrence standing in front of him

“What can I do for you?” Donald said as Debra put an envelope on the desk

“That is my resignation letter” Debra said as she pointed to the envelope she just put on the desk

“Right” Donald said

“In accordance with the educational department I am supposed to give two weeks’ notice, but with authorization by my superior it can be effective immediately….and considering the circumstances, I believe you would not object to doing that” Debra said as she stared at Donald

“Well under the circumstances, I will authorize your resignation effectively immediately” Donald said as he looked at Debra

“Thank you..with regards to a reference, I hope you will not allow your personal opinion of my life choices” Debra was interrupted

“Ms Lawrence my personal opinion has absolutely nothing to do with my professional opinion” Donald said as he looked at Debra

“Thank you…” Debra said and she put out her hand. Reluctantly, Donald shook it and Debra smiled then she walked out of the office and exhaled….

 

Bayside Diner- Summer Bay

“I’m really going to miss you…I wish you didn’t have to go” Pippa said as she hugged Ailsa

“It’s for the best” Ailsa said

“I know…I’m just being selfish” Pippa said

“I won’t be too far…you have the number for Grahams…and you can come and visit when I find a place” Ailsa said

“That would be nice” Pippa said and smiled

“You look really smart in your uniform…how is it going?” Ailsa said

“Good…I think..its been a while since I studied but I am getting the hang of it…anyway, I need to get back” Pippa said and she hugged Ailsa again

“Safe journey and call when you get there” Pippa said

“Ok I will” Ailsa said and smiled as Pippa rushed out of the diner. Colleen pretended to polish as Pippa rushed past her then she rushed to the counter and poked her head around the corner to see that Ailsa was in the office then she picked up the phone on the counter and began to dial

“Betty…its me” Colleen said

“Oh sorry” Pippa looked up to notice that she had bumped into Dr Routledge as he was going into the diner

“Oh I am so sorry, I wasn’t looking where I was going” Pippa said

“That’s fine” Dr Routledge said as he looked down at Pippa. He noticed that she had beautiful eyes

“Anyway I need to get back” Pippa said

“If you can hold on, I’ll give you a life back to the hospital” Dr Routledge said

“No thanks, I brought my car…bye” Pippa said and smiled as Dr Routledge watched her walk away

 

Macklin Corporation- New York

Frank put the pen in his mouth and the file down as he began to type the last paragraph of the profile he was working on. He had been working on this all week as the company as finalizing a deal with the client

“Frank, I need you to follow up with Des Lithgow, the project is a go” Jerry said. When Terry Greyson wasn’t in the office, Jerry was in charge

“I’m just finishing up on the Clayton proposal” Frank said after he took the pen out of his mouth

“Why? Adam has been working on it and handed the proposal in yesterday” Jerry said and Frank sighed

“No one told me, ive been working on this all week” Frank said and he put the pen on the table

“You were absent from the meeting the other night and a decision had to be made…now follow up with Des Lithgow and get me the details” Jerry said and he walked away. Frank sighed and slumped back into his chair. He had been working on the project all week. He got up from his chair and walked the short distance to Adams office

“Thanks a lot” Frank said and Adam looked up

“What?” Adam said

:You could’ve told me that you were working on the Clayton proposal” Frank said

“Look, im just here to my job” Adam said looking at Frank who sighed then walked away. Frank walked back into his office and closed the door. He sat on the chair and sighed. It wasn’t Adams fault it was his fault. He should’ve stayed for the meeting but he wanted to get home because he and Roo had plans to go to the movies which didn’t even happen

 

Phone ringing

 

“Macklin corporation, Frank Morgan speaking” Frank said as he picked up the phone and waited for a response “hello” Frank said again and there was still no response then he got a feeling a strange feeling…he knew who it was. Frank started to panic then the line went dead. Frank sighed as he put the phone down. Since he was released from the hospital, he knew that he had to give Mr James his money back. He had seen the car following him on several occasions and this was not the second or third time that he had got a call like this. Frank  sighed again he was still in the same mess and nothing was getting better and he didn’t know how much more of this he could take…

 

Bayside diner- Summer Bay

“Oh sorry” Dr Routledge looked up to notice that he had bumped into an attractive young woman

“It was my fault, I was searching for my purse in my bag” Lucinda said

“Ian Routledge” Dr Routledge said

“Lucinda, Lucinda Croft” Lucinda said and smiled at the handsome man she had never seen before

“Nice to meet you Lucinda” Dr Routledge said

“Did I spill any of your coffee?” Lucinda said

“Just a little bit, but its fine I will clean it up when I get back to the hospital” Dr Routledge said and smiled

“Are you sure? I insist on cleaning your tie for you” Lucinda said

“No need…see hardly any coffee on it at all” Dr Routledge

“Ok” Lucinda said and smiled

“Do you live around here?” Dr Routledge

“Yes, I moved here a few months” Lucinda said

“I just moved here a few weeks ago” Dr Routledge

“Did you by any chance move into Blaxland house?” Lucinda said as Dr Routledge looked at her shocked

“Yes…I did” Dr Routledge

“Sorry…it’s a small town, and everyone knows everyone’s business” Lucinda said and laughed

“Oh right” Dr Routledge

“and the owner of that house is also my aunt…well aunt through marriage” Lucinda said

“Oh right…anyway, I better get going” Dr Routledge

“Sorry again about your tie” Lucinda said

“No worries” Dr Routledge said and winked and walked away. Lucinda turned around and watched him get into his car and she smiled to herself….maybe Summer Bay wasn’t so bad after all and turned around and walked into the diner.

Before Dr Routledge drove off he turned around and watched Lucinda and smiled to himself

“Looks like moving here was the right decision after all” He said to himself then he drove away

 

 

 

Summer Bay

“I guess this is it then” Sandra said as she slowed down walking

“Bye Sandra” Sally said and she gave Sandra a hug

“Bye Sally” Sandra said and she smiled then she began to walk

“Do you know how long you’re staying with Mrs Stewart’s friend?” Steve said

“No, just until she can find us a place to stay” Sandra said

“Well when she does that…stay in touch” Steve said

“Yeah ok” Sandra said not convinced because she knew it probably wouldn’t happen

“Its going to be really weird around here now with Craig Viv and now you gone…anyway I better go” Steve said

“Ok” Sandra said as her heart was breaking inside and before she knew it, she reached forward and hugged Steve. Although he was surprised, he hugged her back and then he pulled away and they looked at each other

“I love you” Sandra said then Steve bent down and kissed her. Sandra closed her eyes and enjoyed the moment as it was going to be the last time she saw him then she started feeling sad

“ What you just said” Steve was interrupted

“I have to go” Sandra said then she rushed away as Steve watched her go as he tried to process what she had just said to him

 

 

Stewart Residence- Summer Bay

The banging on the front door made Ailsa jump. She folded Duncans  trousers and put them into the suitcase. She was going to do a bit more packing before he woke up. Ailsa walked out of the room and opened the door to see an angry Alf standing at the door

“What do you want?” Ailsa said and she turned around and walked into the house

 

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“So you really hate me that much that you would just pack up and leave with my son without telling me” Alf said

“You knew it was coming, my solicitor sent you the divorce papers” Ailsa said

“THAT DOESN’T GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO LEAVE WITH MY SON” Alf said

“DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME WHAT RIGHTS I HAVE ” Ailsa said

“YOU’RE NOT LEAVING WITH MY SON” Alf said

“HE’S MY SON AND I DON’T WANT HIM HERE WITH A LIAR LIKE YOU” Ailsa said

“I SAID I WAS SORRY HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO TELL YOU…I MADE A MISTAKE WITH DEB I TOLD YOU IT WAS OVER” Alf said

“SO WHY DID I SEE HER COMING OUT OF YOUR FLAT THE OTHER NIGHT?” Ailsa said and Alf stopped to think about what she said

“What are you talking about?” Alf said

“I couldn’t find Duncan’s blanket and I thought maybe you packed it with your stuff so I went over to the flat to get it from you and she was leaving” Ailsa said

“Yes she was leaving after I told her that I wanted to patch things up with you that I wanted my family back” Alf said and he touched Ailsa’s arm

“DON’T TOUCH ME, YOU ARE A LIAR…YOU CAME HERE AND TOLD ME THINGS WERE OVER WITH HER AND I NEARLY BELIEVED YOU…” Ailsa said

"I WASNT LYING ITS THE TRUTH..SHE CAME OVER AND I TOLD HER ITS OVER I TOLD HER ITS YOU I LOVE" Alf said

"GET OUT" Ailsa said

“PLEASE STOP FIGHTING!”  Ailsa and Alf turned around to see Sandra was standing at the door with tears running down her cheeks then she rushed to her bedroom and closed the door as Ailsa sighed

“Just go” Ailsa said and Alf looked at her and sighed. As he walked towards the door he could hear Duncan crying. He thought about going to him but he didn’t think it was a good idea. He walked out of the house and closed the door. Ailsa walked to the bedroom and picked up Duncan who stopped crying. She hugged him tight and began to cry….

 

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Chapter 408

 

 

 

Barnett Residence- Summer Bay

Julie sighed as she watched the TV then she heard a knock on the door. She wheeled herself to the door

“Who is it?” Julie said

“Julie, it’s Bobby” Julie smiled and she moved back so she could open the door

“Hi…come in” Julie said and smiled as she wheeled herself back to the living room. Bobby closed the door and followed behind her

“I was just on my way home and wanted to see if you heard anything about the job” Bobby said

“No, nothing…I don’t think I got it” Julie said dejected

“Don’t be negative, when did they say they would get back to you?” Bobby said

“Sometime this week” Julie said

“Well the week hasn’t ended yet. I can check up with the manager when I go in tomorrow if you like” Bobby said

“Oh yes please, if you wouldn’t mind” Julie said excited

“Yeah, no worries” Bobby said and she noticed that Julie’s smile disappeared

“Are you alright?” Bobby said and Julie shook her head no

 

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“You didn’t tell Nick how you feel did you?” Bobby said and Julie nodded no

“Why not? If you’re unhappy you have to let him know” Bobby said

“I know but….I …I don’t want to lose him, he's everything I dreamed of. I never thought a guy like him would want someone like me…stuck in a chair” Julie said and Bobby felt like she had been hit in the stomach as this sounded so familiar

“I…met someone…a few years ago and he was everything I wanted…life was great, I got the best marks in my HSC that year and could’ve gone to any uni..in fact I did want to go to uni..but my ex..he had different ideas…he wanted to get married, and I wanted that too, but he wanted to be the one who goes to work, while I  stayed at home. Well to cut a long story short, I gave up my dream of going to uni because I didn’t want him to leave me and after we got married he left me anyway. if I had the courage to stand up for myself that time, maybe we wouldn’t have gotten married…maybe we would’ve waited and would still be married. My point is, I wasn’t honest about how I was feeling, and if you want to make this relationship work, you need to be honest and Nick will be supportive of whatever you want to do if he loves you”  Bobby said

“Yeah, you’re right…but what if he isn’t?” Julie said

“Well…It’s better to know now, then to end up like me” Bobby said

“I don’t mean to pry, but it sounds like you are still in love with the guy” Julie said

“Unfortunately, that’s the hard part…it never goes away” Bobby said

“I just don’t want to go back to my parents house, but that seems to be the only option” Julie said

“Before you make any decisions, talk to Nick…ok?” Bobby said and Julie nodded

“Ok, I will…thanks Bobby…you’ve been a real mate” Julie said and Bobby stood up and smiled

“Anyway I better get going” Bobby said and she walked towards the door

“I’ll follow up with the admin manager and call you when I hear something” Bobby said as she opened the door

“Ok, thanks Bobby…see you later” Julie said and exhaled as Bobby closed the door. A few seconds later Julie heard the backdoor open

“Hey, Who was that?” Nick said as he walked into the house

“Bobby, I thought you wasn’t coming home until later” Julie said as Nick kissed her cheek

“I have a few hours owed to me and thought I’d come home early..did you hear anything from the resort?” Nick said

“No nothing, Bobby said she will follow up when she goes there tomorrow” Julie said

“Ok, shes a real mate” Nick said as he put his hat on the counter and opened the fridge

“Nick…can we talk about something?” Julie said as she wheeled herself into the kitchen and Nick closed the fridge and sat at the dining table

“Yeah, what’s the matter” Nick said noticing that Julie looked serious

“I love you…you know that..well I hope you know that…but being here….its very difficult for me..I cant reach anything..I’ve fallen out of my chair more times than I can count and I feel like I am an extra burden for you” Julie was interrupted

“You’re not” Nick said

“Nick, I see it on your face” Julie said and she sighed

“So, do you want to break up? Is that what this is about?” Nick said

“No I don’t…its just that I don’t want to be a burden on you…you cant be at work all day then have to come home and take care of me” Julie said

“So, I don’t understand, what do you want?” Nick said

“Maybe..I should just move back home” Julie said

“But you didn’t like it there…and your parents, they don’t like me” Nick said

“I don’t know what else to do, because I cant be a burden on you” Julie said and Nick hugged her

“Its going to be fine” Nick said and sighed. In a way he was relieved to know that Julie could see that she was an extra responsibility, yet he knew that he didn’t want their relationship to end. Julie inhaled and exhaled, she felt relieved that she told Nick how she felt but she was scared of what was going to happen next…maybe this was not a good idea at all. Julie closed her eyes as a tear fell down her cheek

 

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Stewart Shop Summer Bay

Alf drank more of the whiskey as he heard the knock on the door. He put the glass down and walked to the door, he opened it to see Debra standing there

“I hope I wasn’t disturbing you” Debra said and Alf walked away and sat at his dining table and poured himself another whiskey

“Do you want a drink?” Alf said

“No, I’m not staying long” Debra said as she closed the door behind her

“I just want to come and tell you thank…Blake and I are leaving Summer Bay…with everything that has happened , I think its for the best” Debra said as Alf looked at her

“With everything that has happened, I think I should leave too” Alf said as he drank more whiskey

“Things not working out with you and Ailsa?” Debra said

“What do you think?” Alf said

“Look Alf…I’m really sorry about everything…coming to Summer Bay…starting the affair..destroying your marriage ” Debra was interrupted

“I was a willing participant…for a second time” Alf said

“But I should’ve had the strength to walk away, but I didn’t…and for that, I am sorry” Debra said

“Its not your fault Deb…do you know where you are going?” Alf said

“Moving back with my parents, then figure things out from there” Debra said

“What does Blake think about all this?” Alf said

“He knows its for the best…I don’t want the gossiping to affect his school work” Debra said

“Right” Alf said

“Anyway, I better get going..its getting late and I want to finish packing”  Debra said

“When are you leaving?” Alf said

“Tomorrow…ive already given my notice in at the school and Mr Fisher authorized it to be effective immediately” Debra said

“I want to stay in touch with my kids” Alf said

“Alf…ill let that be their decision to make” Debra said

“Yeah, I suppose you’re right..after all these years, I have no right to demand anything from them” Alf said and sighed “Do you need any money or anything?” Alf said

“No, ill be fine” Debra said and smiled as Alf walked towards her

“Take care of yourself” Debra said and she gently kissed Alf on his cheek

“Yeah, you too” Alf said and smiled then he watched Debra open the door, step out and closed the door behind her then he slid down the door and cried as he thought about the mess he had made of his life

 

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Caravan Park- Summer Bay

Steve swept the floor outside the caravans and put the extra dirt into the container next to him. He remembered the conversation he had earlier with Sandra where she told him she loved him. It was unexpected because he thought that she didn’t see him like that anymore…especially after she let him down and chose Rebecca instead which turned out to be a terrible decision because now he and Rebecca were broken up even though neither had officially said anything, they just drifted apart.Steves thoughts were interrupted when he heard foot steps walking towards him and he noticed it was Ben. “Looks like you missed some garbage” Ben said and he threw the rubbish he had in his hand on the floor and laughed

“Next time put it in the bin” Steve said and he bent down and picked up the rubbish and put it in the container

“Did you say something?” Ben said and walked towards Steve

“Yeah I said next time put your rubbish in the bin” Steve said

“What did I tell  you last time about your disrespect? Ben said and he stood right in front of Steve

“Get out of my way” Steve said and Ben laughed

“What are you going to do about it?” Ben said and laughed even harder as Steve got annoyed and before Ben knew it, Steve had punched him in the face and he was on the floor

“STEVE WHAT DID YOU HIT HIM FOR?” Carly said as she rushed over to where Ben was

“IT WAS HIS FAULT, STARTING ON ME” Ben said as Carly attempted to see if Ben was alright

“Are you alright?” Carly said and Ben slapped her hand away as she tried to touch his face. Ben put his hand up to his nose and noticed it was bleeding then he got up and began walking back to his van as Carly walked over to Steve

“You are going to be in so much trouble when Pippa gets home…you just watch..Im going to make sure that she sends you to another foster home”  Carly said as Steve stared at her

“It was his fault” Steve said and suddenly he felt some regret for hitting Ben because Carly had a way of getting her own way

“You are out of here” Carly said to Steve then she walked back to the van and walked inside to see Ben wiping his face

“Here let me help you” Carly said and Ben slapped her hand away

‘This is your fault…if we lived in a flat then I wouldn’t have to see your stupid family” Ben said

“I’m trying to find one in our price range” Carly said

“Well you're not trying hard enough” Ben said

“I don’t see you making any effort to help” Carly said and she folded her arms

“What did you say?” Ben said

“I said you;re not making any effort to find us a place” Carly said and before she could say another word Ben wrapped his hands around her throat

“Ben..i’m sorry….i cant breathe…please stop…I’m sorry..please stop” Carly said and eventually Ben let go and she fell onto the chair

“You’re useless anyway” Ben said and he opened the door of the van, looked at Steve then he walked to his car, got in and drove off…

 

 

Next day

 

Stewart Shop – Summer Bay

Alf felt his head pounding as he put the pints of milk into the fridge. As he put a pint in, he heard the bell above the shop sound so he walked back to the counter

“Blake” Alf said

“G’day, I hope you dot mind me coming here” Blake said

“No, of course not” Alf said

“I just wanted to come and say bye, because we are leaving today” Blake said

“Yeah, your mum told me…I’m sorry to see you go” Alf said

“Yeah, but its for the best” Blake said

“You’re always welcome to come back here…for a visit..for anything” Alf said

“Thanks” Blake said

“You have my number if there is anything I can do for you” Alf said

“Thanks..I better get back to the house” Blake said

“Well, take care of yourself” Alf said and Blake put his hand out and Alf smiled and he shook his hand

“You too” Blake said then he smiled and walked out of the shop as Alf sighed

 

Stewart Residence- Summer Bay

Ailsa waved as Bobby drove away then she wiped the tear that was almost falling from her eye and walked back to the house. She could hear Sandra in her room who hadn’t said much since she walked in on her and Alf arguing. Ailsa felt guilty because it probably reminded Sandra of when her parents were fight. Ailsa looked around to make sure she had not left anything behind when she heard a knock on the door. She walked towards the door and opened it, and to her surprise she saw Debra standing at the door

“Look, I know I’m the last person you expected to see…but I want to talk to you…can I come in?” Debra said and Ailsa walked into the living room and Debra followed behind her.

“What do you want?” Ailsa said as she looked at Debra

“I came to tell you that I am sorry for everything that happened…I never set out to have an affair with Alf” Debra was interrupted

“But you did” Ailsa said

“I know, and that is why I am here owning what I did, and apologizing to you for the hurt I've caused you” Debra said

“You cant even begin to imagine the hurt you’ve caused me” Ailsa said

“I know..you’re right…I cant imagine. All I can say is that I am sorry…not that this is compensation, but I am leaving Summer Bay today…after everything that has happened I don’t want my sons schooling to be affecting so I think its best if I leave” Debra said and Ailsa looked at her

“I know I have no right to say this, and you have no right to take my advice, but Alf is a good man” Debra was interrupted

“You’ve got to be joking” Ailsa said and shook her head

“Alf is a good man…and I hope that with me out of the way, the two of you will be able to work things out and get back together…because I know that is what he wants” Debra said even though it was hurting her inside

“I better be going” Debra said and she looked at Ailsa one more time and walked out of the house. Ailsa didn know how to feel. In some regard she was relieved that Alf was telling the truth about want to be with her and not Debra, but she was still angry that the affair happened. She couldn’t forgive him…she had to leave, all the bags were packed….she had to go

 

Knock on the door

 

Ailsa sighed. She really didn’t want any more visitors because they had to get on the road soon, Graham was expecting them. Ailsa walked towards the front door and she got a shock when she opened the door

“Auntie Ailsa….you have to help me” Emma said as she cried

“Emma, what’s happened?” Ailsa said as Emma hugged her tight while breathing heavily

“Barry…my my mums husband…I I I think I killed him” Emma said and she burst into tears and grabbed onto Ailsa who held onto her in shock

 

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