“You got it!” Sam quickly rounded the bar and began mixing the martini’s, with
one deft movement he placed the dope in the drink he planned to give Marilyn and addedan extra olive.
“Here ya go, you crazy kids. He held out the drinks and waited for the couple towalk over to him. “Here you go, honey, I know how you like an extra.”“Thanks, Sammy you’re such a nice mob king.” Marilyn licked the rim of her
glass before touching it to her lips.
“And you’re such a tease.” Sam smiled then turned to hand Jack his glass. “Mr.President, dry just like you like it.”
“You’ve certainly set out to please us Sammy, what gives?” Marilyn asked as she
downed her drink.
“I know who really runs things and just like to make certain I’m on their goodside.” He winked at her, shrugged and turned back to the mini fridge in the corner of the
bar.Frank, who had been
sitting quietly on a bar stool, stood up, “Marilyn I need totalk to you.”
“Not now, Frankie, I’m having a wonderful time with Lover here.”
“I really need to talk to you, he won’t mind waiting a few more minutes for yourfavors.” Frank grabbed her upper
arm and pulled her out of the room.
“But, you can’t do this to me, you’re my friend and you’re helping us be together.”Marilyn protested, digging her heals in the carpet. “You know I love Jack, why are youbeing so cruel?”
Frank continued to drag her
out of the room, “I’ll bring her right back to you, Ipromise John.”
“You better.” The president settled himself on a bar stool.
Once they were out of earshot of the others, Frank sat her down on a sofa in the
living area of the lodge, “Okay, here’s the problem. I’ve got to relay a message to youfrom Joe. He wants to make sure you don’t ruin his son with what you know.”
“Why would I want to hurt the man I love? That’s silly. I’ll never do anything toharm Jack.” Marilyn pouted up at Frank.
to have your sworn oath that you’ll keep his secrets and take them to yourgrave. He wants your silence no matter what it takes, if you get the meaning.”
“Frank Sinatra, are you threatening me? It wasn’t me that spread our relationship
. I never divulge my affairs.” Marilyn tried to stand but he pushed
her back onto the couch.
“Don’t be such a pussy, this is merely business and I have to have more than justyou’re reassurance. Give me the letter and I’ll know you’ll stand by your word.”
“How dare you! I know that I’m a bitch and no one loves me but Jack so whywould I ever hurt him?” This time she managed to get to her feet and she sent aresounding slap across his face. “Don’t you dare threaten me.
You don’t have the power
to stop me from loving Jack. If you want silence you should talk to the reporters that hang
around me night and day.”
Marilyn stormed back into the barroom. Jack stood up as she stomped toward
him, “Let’s go up to my room, Lover, and have some fun.”
Jack looked from Marilyn to Frank, then back again.
“What happened, honey?”
“Nothing, nothing at all.”