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. To him it was no longer the Guest Room, it was Alexis's Room. It was already noon and he wanted to encourage her waking without straight out disturbing her sleep. So he was going to open the shades and let the sun do its job. Jax knew it was a dirty trick but he wanted to get credit for the brunch he prepared before it went stale. He had already figured that she would probably sleep in this morning. Alexis had gotten in very late from her rendezvous with Ned the night previous. He grimaced at the thought even though he knew he had no right to care what Alexis did, she was his wife on paper only. They had been *married* for a month now and each day he liked the idea of his wife *cheating* on him less and less. "Stop it Jax," he chided himself, "this whole thing is just a sham. You aren't completely innocent either. You almost kissed Chloe and she is Ned's wife." Then Jax defended his previous thought, "that's the thing though, I *almost* kissed someone else." Sham or no sham he had to pull away. He just couldn't do it, something deep down wouldn't let him. He didn't understand why he felt he would be betraying someone and he didn't know who that someone was: Brenda or his *wife*. *** A few minutes after Jax snuck out of her bedroom Alexis began to stir. She reaches over instinctively for Ned and is disappointed when she realizes he not there. That he couldn't possibly be there. She sits up straight and remembers the events of the previous night. Well correctly, earlier that morning. It had been so familiar to make love to Ned. It has also been so dissatisfying to realize she had to go *home*. When she crept into the Penthouse at 3 am she was surprised to find Jax sleeping on the couch. It was almost as though he had been waiting up for her. She laughed at the thought. Half an hour later Alexis finally gets out of bed and throws on a robe. She walks out to the dining area and is shocked to find a pretty extensive brunch buffet. ALEXIS: (questiongly) Jax?!?! ummmm...are you here? A few moments pass and he emerges from the kitchen. JAX: (a cheery tone) Morning Honey. I didn't think you would ever wake up. Imagine you didn't. All this food I prepared would go to waste." ALEXIS: (incredulous) *You* prepared all this? JAX: Of course. (Grins) Nothing is too good for my wife. *Especially* on our anniversary. Sudden realization washes over Alexis's face. ALEXIS: Oh my God! You mean we've been married for a month now? I completely lost track of time. (she sits down to eat and frowns when she bites into piece of toast) It's cold. JAX: (rolls eyes) Already complaining? (exaggerated sigh) I guess the honeymoon is over. I *did* make it about an hour and a half ago. ALEXIS: (smiles sheepishly) Sorry about that, I got in kind of late. JAX: (looks slightly dismayed) I gathered as much. (tries to lighten tone) Did you give Ned my regards? ALEXIS: (mock innocence) Ned? (folds arms) Why do you assume I saw Mr. Ashton? For all I know he was enjoying the company of his lovely wife. I was with a client last night. JAX: I'm sure. (he sits down across from Alexis and begins tossing a muffin back and forth between his hands) Do you know what the punishment is Down Under for adultery? (Jax grins mischievously and Alexis raises her eyebrows encouraging him to continue) Stale-muffin beatings. ALEXIS: You wouldn't dare... JAX: (laughing) Yes I would, dear wife. ALEXIS: (mock seriousness) If you do, I'm filing for a divorce. JAX: (still laughing) I'd like to see you try. (places muffin down) But since I don't want to chance loosing my wife I guess I'll put the muffin down. ALEXIS: (satisfied) Good. I'm glad I've got you whipped. Jax then picks up a piece of toast and spreads strawberry jam on it. He stands up and pretends to nibble on it. Meanwhile he walks around to where Alexis is chewing on cold scrambled eggs. Suddenly he smooshes the toast, jam and all, right in Alexis's face. JAX: Whipped, huh? ALEXIS: (wants to be angry but is really suppressing her laughter) I can't believe you just did that! She uses one hand to wipe her face and the other to toss the eggs into Jax's face. A giant food fight then erupts. Eventually Alexis sees that Jax is quite near the back side of the couch. She seizes the moment and pushes him over. While he is down she begins to playfully assail him with stale muffins. Its then that he raises a white napkin as a sign of surrender. JAX: (sits up straight) Ok, maybe you *do* have me whipped. ALEXIS: (smiling broadly) I thought as much.
JAX: (gets up and motions for her to sit where he just retreated from) Now sit down. I have one more surprise for you. ALEXIS: (sits down, curious) Ooohh, you probably shouldn't have...but what? JAX: (laughs) Sometimes you're just like a little kid. You'll have to wait a moment to see. Jax walks out of the room and into his bedroom. Alexis sits on the couch wondering what the surprise could possibly be. You never know with Jax. About three minutes later he walks back in holding a large box behind him. JAX: (almost shyly) I know this isn't a real marriage and all, but I still got you a gift for our...um...anniversary. He hands her the beautifully decorated package. ALEXIS: (touched and kind of surprised) Jax, this is really sweet of you. You just *love* to spend money don't you? JAX: (grins) Well...when you have a talent... Alexis rips open the package and pulls out a navy-blue sequined cocktail dress. It is so simple yet so elegant that it takes her breathe away. Jax just nervously plays with his wedding band. ALEXIS: I really don't know what to say. I guess I can always use a new dress. JAX: Especially a Chloe Morgan original. Alexis laughs at the irony. ALEXIS: (smiling) But when and where am I going to wear it? JAX: (ginning mischievously) Well I took the liberty of canceling all your appointments for today. (she gives him a mock dirty look) We are going to be joining Ned (her face brightens at the mention of his name) and Chloe for a day AND evening in the city. You can wear your new dress for the evening part. ALEXIS: (she gets up and faces Jax) It's official...you *are* the greatest husband! (she kisses him on the cheek and then runs out of the room to try her new dress on. Jax just grins). Chapter 2: Setting: MGM Grand Hotel Penthouse Suite A:(pushing him away)"What the Hell did you do that for". J:"I did it because I have been wanting to do it ever since the Sahara". A:(getting off of the bed)"Ohh no this is not happening". J: "Yes it is". A: "No it is not I am in love with Ned". J:" Alexis haven’t you realized anything yet..... I am in love with you and I have been for sometime now and.... (looking at the bed) from the looks of things you aren’t completely in love with Ned so there is still a chance for us". A: "Us....Jax there is no us and there never will be an us". J:"I always get what I want Alexis and what I want is you". A: "Think straight playboy because no one.....and I mean no one ever gets everything they want so get over this stupid fantasy of you and me". J: "Never". A:(getting frustrated) "I have to call Ned where is the phone?" J: "Not telling". A: "Fine...... I will find it on my own". J: "You just do that". (finding the phone behind Jax..... Alexis picks it up and dials Ned's Cell phone #) N:(picking up the phone) "Hello".
A: "Ned it's Alexis....Jax and I are at the MGM Grand Hotel in the Penthouse Suite so please hurry up and meet us here in about an hour". N: "Great Chloe and I will meet at the hotel but in the dinning room and also we'll be having a guest with us". A: "And who will that be?" Ned: "Gertrude". A:(with shock on her face) "How did she find you?" N: "We were making our escape when she spotted us". A: "Okay I understand just please hurry up and get here because I would like to get out of this state and get an annulment". A:(hangs up the phone) "Just great yet another problem in this stupid trip". J:(coming close to Alexis) "And what problem is that dear". A: "Don't call me that....and our problem is Gertrude she is coming here to meet us for dinner with Ned and Chloe downstairs in an hour..... and now we have to act as happy newly weds". J: "And what is so wrong with that?" A: "Oh I don't know how about you are in love with me...... while I am in love with Ned and how about the fact that I'll be pretending we are in love while YOU will not be". J: "Thank you so very much for knowing me so well because that is yet another reason why I love you so very much". A: "Get over it because I am going to make sure that Ned knows just how you feel about me and then he will hate you even more oh.....and by the way don't you have a thing for Chloe?" J: "That ended when she agreed to marrying Ned". A: "How nice of you to tell her". J: "Why should I tell her she is just a little brat who got caught in some stupid scheme by her uncle". A: "Hey she may have gotten us in a lot of trouble but she was not a little brat..... she is a big brat...... and since she is then you need to look in the mirror and you'll see a bratty person". J: "How nice of you to look at my nice face". A: "Get over yourself Jax because I will never.....ever be interested in you that way because I will always love Ned not you". J:(turning around and talking to his self) "One day you will Alexis and that day will come very soon and it will the best day of my life". A:"I heard that". J:"SO". ========================================== 1 hour later Setting: MGM Grand Hotel Dining Room N: "Well I can see we are early". C: "Apparently so". AG: "Why are we having diner with the newlyweds when they should be getting ready for there wedding night or going on there honey moon right now". C: "Because they insisted we come and meet them before they leave for there honeymoon to thank us for getting them together". AG: "Fine......they just better hurry up because I would like to get to another wedding that will take place.....(looking at Chloe and Ned) when?" (looking at Ned Chloe wants to know the same thing) N: "One week from Friday". AG: "Good because I was going to cancel all my trips until you two got married..... but thanks to this announcement I can make my trip Spain the following day".
N&C: "How nice". N:(getting up) "How about I go and check on the loving couple". AG: "You do that". ========================================== Meanwhile in the PH Suite: A: "Jax..... where are my shoes?" J: "Right here darling". A: "Stop it right now or I swear I will kill you and I will not regret it...ever". J: "Fine". A:(heading for the door) "Thank you now lets go". J: "Right behind you honey bun". A:(Turning around) "Didn't I tell you to stop". J: "Yes". A: “And why aren't you?" J:(walking very closely towards her) "Because I do not want to". A:(backing up away from him) "JAX" J:"YES" A:"STOP IT". J: "Stop what". (before she could answer his lips were on hers and they fell on the bed together and they made love for the first time) Meanwhile coming out of the elevator and walking to the PH door: N:(knocking on the door) "Alexis....Jax". (finding the door unlocked Ned opens it and gasps at what he sees)