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Dynasty Engagement Party - Third (final) Section - Chapters eleven to fourteen!
> >Dynasty Engagement Party - Part Eleven!
> >As the music wafted throughout the mansion Joseph came out of the kitchen to check on the food and drink supplies for the ballroom guests. As he
neared the ballroom his eyes narrowed thoughtfully as he spied the maid
Susan who seemed to be in an intimate conversation with a mysterious lady in
red. His eyes widened as he saw this grand lady give Susan a hug before she
walked into the ballroom. Susan turned to go back upstairs and gave a slight
start when she looked straight up into his sharp eyes. Joseph said curtly,
"Susan, what were you doing there? Who was that lady? She seems to know you very well." Susan looked flustered, wringing her hands and said shakily,
"I...I..um... I was just taking a peek at the beautiful party people and I
don't know the lady. She thought I was someone she knew." Joseph thought she sounded very defensive and her answer seemed suspicious but he said, "Very well Susan. You may go then." She hurriedly left him sighing with relief.
Joseph thought he would keep an eye on this red lady of mystery and went
into the ballroom.
> >Alexis went towards one of the waiters who was holding a tray of
glistening glasses of champagne. She took one and sipped it slowly while
gazing about her taking in the people enjoying themselves. Underneath her
long full skirts her foot was tapping to the catchy beat of the music. A few
feet away from her Joseph was staring intently at her. There was something
about this woman that fascinated him but he couldn't work out what it was.
The way she stood and sipped her drink seemed very familiar to him.
> >Alexis nearly choked on her drink as Fallon walked past her to join Leo
at their table. Alexis instinctively found herself stopping Fallon in
mid stride by placing her hand on Fallon's arm. Alexis savored this contact
with her daughter. Fallon turned around to see a beautiful small dark lady
holding her arm. Alexis said warmly, "I want to congratulate you my dear on
a lovely party." Fallon smiled at her and Alexis's heart did somersaults as
she felt a wave of love for Fallon sweep over her. Fallon said, "Thank you er
I'm sorry, I don't know you do I? Are you a friend of Daddy's?" Alexis
nodded taking this life line that Fallon had unwittingly gave her. Alexis
said, "I'm an old old friend. Your father and I go way back. May I hug you?
As the last time I saw you was when your lovely brown hair was in pigtails."
Fallon's smiled widened and thought, "Now why couldn't daddy fall for
someone like this lady? She really is sweet."
> >Alexis's eyes misted over as she held her daughter tenderly in her arms.
For her it was all over too soon but she knew even a few seconds of contact
with Fallon was worth risking coming here. Fallon could smell violets as she
had hugged this old friend of her father's. It reminded her of her mother as
she always wore essence of English Violets perfume. She used to joke that
you couldn't take the English blood out of a girl. This lady even had the
same clipped English accent of Fallon's mother. This intrigued Fallon and
she wondered if this lady had also known her mother. She was just going to
ask her another question when Valia came up and whispered into Fallon's ear.
Fallon regretfully said to Alexis that she was needed elsewhere and that she
would love to chat with her later. Alexis felt disappointment and relief as
she watched Fallon and Valia hurry out of the ballroom. Joseph was more
puzzled than ever.
> >Blake and Krystle had stopped dancing and decided to sit and have some
champagne. Blake looked across the room and felt a jolt as his eyes caught
sight of an exquisite lady in red. He rubbed his eyes as he had just had a
flashback that took him back about twenty years or so. He blinked and
thought wryly, "Talk about the ghost of Christmas past.", for his first wife
Alexis had had this woman's same dainty build and confident air. When he and
Alexis were first married they had spent many happy hours in this very
ballroom holding social dance parties. They had always been the center of
attention as they were very good dancers and enjoyed dancing together while
kissing and laughing. To him it seemed as if the past had come back to
censure him for taking a new mistress for the mansion.
> >Krystle was in conversation now with Natalie Westmarch so Blake excused
himself and walked purposefully towards the lady in question. Alexis felt
dizzy as she gazed up into Blake's curious eyes and thought for a moment
that he had recognized her. However it soon became apparent that he didn't
as he smiled warmly at her and said, "Good evening, I hope you are enjoying
our party. Would you like to dance?" Alexis's heart skipped a beat but she
nodded. She trembled as Blake took her hand and led her onto the dance floor.
His firm sure touch released many flickering images in Alexis's mind of the
many times they had lovingly held hands and done much more. As Blake held
her tiny waist he was surprised of the ease in which they danced so well
together. It was as if they had danced like this many times over. Alexis
closed her eyes and remembered when they were young and so in love but
Blake's low rich voice brought her out of her reverie, "You know who I am so
can you tell me your name? Maybe I know who you came with." Alexis panicked as she knew if she uttered a word Blake would immediately recognize her so she shook her head and flicked her lace fan across her face. Blake laughed sending shivers of delight through Alexis as she had always loved to hear his beautiful rich chuckles. He said, "Ah ...keeping the mystery hey? Well
alright dear lady but I will find out who you are when Fallon makes us
reveal our faces." Alexis thought, "That's what you think darling Blake,
I'll have to go before that happens. Oh dear, I really do feel like
> >Joseph seeing this lady in Blake's arms suddenly realized it was Alexis.
He also knew now that Susan must have kept in touch with Alexis and told her
to come. He felt hatred rise in him for this lady as he could never forgive
her for cheating on his boss, leaving Blake a very angry bitter man for many
years afterwards. Also during the years she was his mistress she use to
taunt him for his undying loyalty for Blake. When she had too many glasses
of champagne when her marriage to Blake was rocky she used to try to
mockingly seduce Joseph much to his disgust. When he wouldn't play along she would taunt him about his sexuality saying he preferred Blake over her. He
always thought she was jealous of Blake's friendship with him, even if he
was below them. For Joseph, Alexis had some how turned into an obsession for him as he kept a scrap book of her, filled with any news that the newspapers had of her. He had justified his odd behavior in keeping tabs on her for Blake. He also hoped maybe some information he had collected could be used in the future to hurt her and protect Blake from her.
> >Now he thought to himself that he would have the pleasure of throwing her
out himself and walked through the crowd towards them. Alexis missed a step
when she saw Joseph's stern face getting closer, looking directly at her and
knew that he had recognized her. She tore herself out of Blake's arms,
leaving him with a stunned expression and swiftly ran through the other
dancers and out of the ballroom. Joseph increased his pace but he didn't go
too fast as he didn't want to cause a scene. Alexis ran down one of the long
corridors as she didn't have time to go out through the front entrance of
the mansion. She glanced backwards and could just see Joseph now leaving the ballroom, relentlessly following her. She desperately opened one of the many doors and in the dim of the moonlight realized she was in Blake's study.
Shutting the door quickly behind her she leaned against it panting and
trying to catch her breath. Then across the room she caught sight of the
faint outline of a Chinese wooden screen. She hid behind it thinking she
would wait a few minutes just in case Joseph decided to look in here for her.
> >Some five minutes later, sure enough the door quietly opened and Alexis
held her breath trying not to make a noise. She was surprised that Joseph
didn't turn on the light. She was puzzled now as she could see a faint glow
coming from a torch light. The sound of draws opening and shutting and
papers shuffling made her realize that it was not the faithful dogsbody
Joseph but a stranger. He or she was very intent of rifling through
Blake's desk. She felt frustrated that she couldn't just step away from
behind her hiding place to see who it was and wondered how long this
stranger was going to be. Every now and then she could hear a deep
frustrated grunt of this thief indicating he couldn't find what he was
looking for. From these low angry grunts she made out that the stranger was
a man. She held her fan tightly in her hands thinking, "Another one of your
enemies Blake?? Curious and curiouser!!!"
> >Dynasty Engagement Party - Part Twelve!
> >Joseph thought Alexis must have gone out of the mansion through the front
entrance. He gazed down the long driveway but couldn't see her. He asked a
few of the staff if they had seen a lady wearing a long red ball gown but
nobody had. He sighed and thought it was just as well she had gone as he
didn't want Blake upset or there to be any scandal right in front of Denver
society. He went wearily back to the kitchen and passed Fallon and Culhane
talking together as they went back into the ballroom. He wondered what
Fallon would want of Culhane in the ballroom and shook his head.
> >Fallon took Culhane to the open glass doors which led out into the
lantern lit garden. She looked at him nervously and said, "Michael, Valia
has just let me know she has Fliss waiting in the garden. She is out there
with her now. I want you to take Fliss to the study. Then come back and tell
daddy that Krystle is in there waiting for him. But make sure that he goes
there or take him yourself if you have to. Don't worry about Krystle as I'm
going to occupy her by introducing her to my friends for a few minutes while
all this is going on. After that I will take her to the study and
wha-lah!!!" Michael smiled and said, "You are a very devious little girl
aren't you. But what if your father doesn't take the bait?.... What then?"
She rolled her eyes at him and said, "Well Fliss is going to pretend that
they have been kissing passionately. Of course Krystle is going to believe
Fliss seeing they will be in the study alone in the moonlight." Michael
drawled, "So, you have it all figured out, haven't you, little brat. Poor Mr
C!" Fallon sighed angrily, "Just shut up and do what I want. We haven't got
much time." Culhane put his arms around her and took in her wild beautiful
gypsy appearance and purred, "First I want a dance, like you promised me."
Fallon tried to keep a hold on her temper but grudgingly said, "Oh alright
then but just for a minute." They then proceeded to dance among the other
couples much to Culhane's satisfaction.
> >About ten minutes later Fliss looked down at her blue and gold silken
gown, brushing the silk material with suddenly clammy hands. She hoped that
Blake would think she was Krystle. Culhane had sneaked her into the mansion
and showed her the door she was supposed to go into. He said Blake was in
there or would be there in a few minutes. She swallowed nervously but was
also a little excited at the thought of having another chance to be in
Blake's arms again. Slowly she opened the door and in the dim light she saw
a tall male figure bending over a big desk. She whispered softly, "Blake,
it's me, Krystle. You are the romantic not turning on the light, darling, I
love the moonlight." Aiden Westmarch almost jumped out of his skin with
fright but upon hearing those husky words couldn't believe his luck. He had
so regretted when he and Krystle were interrupted in the ballroom and now
fate had delivered her to him again. To top it off she thought he was her
beloved Blake. She had shut the door leaving the room lit by moonlight.
Aiden could see her feminine shape silhouetted in the long renaissance gown
and trembled with anticipation. He said in a low soft gruff voice, "Come
here Krystle." He stood up and met her half way across the room. Behind the
screen Alexis sank quietly to the floor and bit the top of her lace fan and
thought ,"This house is full of riddles. Maybe I was mistaken and Blake has
come to look for something after all. But why not turn on the light???
Hell!!! I have to stay here while Blake and his secretary make whoopie! My
punishment for daring to come here I suppose."
> >Meanwhile Culhane had deliberately took Blake out into the gardens. He
told him he wanted him to see if the fireworks display which Blake had
planned as a surprise for Krystle was to his liking. Blake still couldn't
get the mysterious lady in red out of his mind. He wondered what had caused
her to run out like Cinderella and was determined to find her when he went
back inside. Culhane looked up at the clear night sky seeing the twinkling
stars above them. He breathed out a weary sigh and thought, "Sorry princess
but I have to spoil your plans. My job is on the line." Then he looked
calculatingly towards Blake who was chatting to the techno crew and thought,
"Heck, maybe I should tell him about her little plan as he may give me a
well earned bonus."
> >In the ballroom Krystle was surprised when Fallon grabbed her arm and
insisted that she wanted to introduce Krystle to her friends. The last hour
or so Krystle had been taking nervous glances around the room, looking for
that threatening Vampire. But she was relaxing now and assumed Blake had
been right in that her imagination had played tricks on her as her mind was
still effected by Aiden's treatment of her. Krystle gazed at Fallon's
pleasant expression was baffled at her friendliness towards her and thought
either she was a very complex girl or had too many glasses of champagne.
While Fallon was introducing Krystle she was wondering if Fliss was seducing
her father and hoped it was all going to plan.
> >Meanwhile across the other side of the room Brian Deck was deep in
thought. His date Franny waved her hand in front of his eyes and said, "Hey,
Earth to Brian, come in Brian." Brian looked up, snapping out of his
troubled thoughts. He smiled at her, "Oh I'm sorry Fran." She frowned,
"What's been bugging you for the last half hour." He shook his head, "I
guess I'm abit tired, that's all. This music is loud hey." He didn't want to
tell her that he thought a man dressed as a vampire was his old bad boss
Aiden Westmarch. He had noticed when Blake and Krystle were dancing that a
vampire had been staring intently at them. Also later on he had gone out to
the foyer to go back to his car to fetch his cigarettes and had bumped into
this vampire. When he had briefly glanced up at him to apologize he had got
a cold shiver seeing those intense amber eyes. Then this man abruptly
dismissed him and quickly pushed past him to go down one of the corridors
and into one of the many rooms. Brian had debated with himself whether it
really was Aiden. He was beginning to think that evil man was haunting his
> >In the dimly lit study Fliss slowly walked towards the tall dark figure.
She looked up into glinting intense eyes and thought Blake seemed taller
than she remembered. Suddenly she was taken strongly into his arms and his
body seemed more muscular then she remembered too. Just as his lips touched hers she whispered, "Oh Blake." He breathed into her mouth, "Oh Krystle." From behind the screen Alexis thought, "Oh God!!" She felt sick as she heard the muted sucking sounds of their lips and tongues erotically kissing.
> >Desire shot through Aiden at the taste of her honey mouth, however
confusion cut through his lust fogged brain. He finally realized that this
woman who was pressing so urgently against him wasn't Krystle. He suddenly
realized that this lady's perfume was different. Also as he ran his hand
along her silky throat that he couldn't feel the diamond and sapphire
necklace he knew Krystle was wearing earlier that night. He broke off their
kiss and said in his own astonished voice, "You naughty little minx, you're
not Krystle." She stiffened and strained against his tight hold and said
anxiously, "Oh and you're not Blake!!!" She thought "Where is Blake and who
is this?" Aloud she said, "Ooohhh you are going to ruin everything and
Fallon is going to kill me. I don't know who you are but you have to get out
of here pronto!!"
> >Alexis eyes widened and she was more puzzled than ever and thought, "More intrigue and Fallon's got something to do with it. Who the hell are these
crazy people??" But she was also relieved that she hadn't listened to Blake
and Krystle's passion after all. Then she heard the man say, "What have I
ruined? Anyway does it matter? I like the way you kiss little missy." Fliss
sighed in frustration and was struggling in earnest now. Aiden retained his
vice like grip and brush his mouth across her cheek and started to suck on
her earlobe. She gasped in panic, even though the feeling of his warm moist
tongue playing with her ear was causing her knees to go weak with delight ,
"You don't understand, Blake is coming here any minute." Aiden stiffened at
that hateful name.
> >As they walked back to the mansion Culhane was telling Blake about
Fallon's spiteful plan to ruin Blake and Krystle's relationship. Blake was
becoming very angry and was just going to tell Culhane that they had better
look for Fallon when Brian Deck came running up to them. They were all now
just outside of the glass doors of the ballroom as Brian told Blake his
suspicions about the gothic vampire being Aiden. Blake scowled at the two
men and said curtly, "Right, this nonsense has gone on long enough. Thank you for your loyalty to me. Come on let's check out the study and see what's
going on. I'm not in the mood to play nice. How dare they try to ruin it for
me and Krystle."
> >Meanwhile Fallon thought enough time had past for Fliss to seduce her
father. She suddenly grabbed Krystle's arm and excused them both from her
friends. She said, "Krystle, I just remembered, daddy has a surprise for you
in his study. Come on, I'll go with you." Krystle looked at her and wondered
if she was up to her tricks again. Then she gave herself a mental shake and
thought, "Sweet Blake is always surprising me with something nice. In fact
he did say he had a surprise for me towards the end of the night. Maybe this
is it." So she smiled at Fallon and nodded. Fallon fairly dragged poor
Krystle across the ballroom floor in her haste to get to the study. A few
minutes later Blake, Culhane and Brian were hurrying to the same
> >Dynasty Engagement Party - Part Thirteen!
> >Fallon's heartbeat increased and her hand tightened on Krystle's arm as
they arrived at the study door. Krystle looked into Fallon's over bright
eyes with a bemused smile and thought, "This surprise must be something if
Fallon is excited. Blake is such a wonderful man. Maybe Fallon's finally
accepting our relationship at last." Fallon gazed up into Krystle's soft
inquisitive eyes and said with glee, "Krystle, I want you to do the honors
and open the door. I'm sure it will be a surprise you will never forget."
Then Fallon thought, "Good riddance sweet Krystle."
> >Smiling, Krystle opened the door and switched on the light. Aiden and
Fliss froze and blinked as their eyes adjusted to the sudden bright light.
Then they saw Krystle and Fallon standing in the study's doorway. Fallon was
saying, "Daddy how could you!!" when she stopped and gasped in shock at
seeing Fliss in the arms of a tall dark vampire. Krystle turned a delicate
shade of pink and said, "Oh excuse us." , stepped back with Fallon into the
corridor and shut the door. She laughed at Fallon and said, "Oh dear, I
don't think that's quite the surprise Blake had in mind." Fallon's eyes were
huge in her heart shaped face. Her mind was racing in shock and
disappointment. She thought in a daze, "Damn it!! Where did Fliss get that
creepy guy and where the blazes is daddy? I could strangle Fliss and Michael
for botching this up." Aloud she said, "No, I wonder where daddy is."
Krystle's mind flashed back to the couple they had just witnessed embracing.
She realized that she had been looking at a clone of herself in a the same
gold and blue gown. What was stranger still was that the horrible vampire
was holding this copy of herself in his arms. She looked at Fallon with
growing suspicion and said, "Fallon, you know those people don't you? What
sort of a game are you playing with me now?"
> >Meanwhile in the study Aiden and Fliss stared at each other seeing the
other's face clearly now that the light was switched on. Their faces were
free of their masks as they had pushed them off in the heat of their kisses.
Alexis was fearful in the suddenly lit up room. She was beginning to feel
very vulnerable and wondered how long before they realized she was behind
the screen. Fliss gasped, "Oh my god....Aiden Westmarch!!" Aiden had his
arms still wrapped around her said, "And little Fliss Tanner. Well, well,
well, Blake's ex!!!!" They knew each other as they had mixed in the same
> >Fallon started to reply to Krystle when her eyes widened at the sight of
a very angry Blake striding towards them. On either side of him were Brian
Deck and Michael Culhane. In other circumstances it would have been comical
to see a Roman soldier, a Pirate King and a Footman hurrying down the
corridor in a row. But Fallon had a feeling of dread and knew with despair
that Culhane had betrayed her to her father. Krystle went up to Blake and
said, "Blake, what's going on?" Blake hugged her and said, "Darling, Fallon
knows, don't you my girl." He turned angry eyes onto a now trembling Fallon.
She looked at him sheepishly and said, "It was for you own good daddy, you
know I did it out of love for you." Then she looked angrily at Culhane, "You
traitor Michael, how could you tell daddy?" He murmured, "Sorry Miss Fallon,
But I love my job too much." Brian said to Blake, "This is the room Aiden
went into, sir." Krystle gasped, "I was right. It is Aiden. But who is the
lady he is holding in there?" Blake stroked Krystle's silver hair in a
soothing protective gesture and said, "Fallon's little partner in crime,
sweetheart." Fallon put her arms out and blocked the door by leaning her
back against it and pleaded, "Please don't open this door daddy." Blake
gritted his teeth and cuttingly said, "Get away from the door Fallon, you
wanted Krystle and I to see the study so we are going to. Now Fallon, move
out of the way." He pushed her to one side and violently opened the door.
> >They all stared at Fliss and Aiden who in turn were gazing back at them in
shock. Blake's face turned a deeper furious red as a wave of hatred washed
over him at the sight of Aiden's hateful face. Before any of them could stop
him, he went up to Aiden and punched him in the face and knocked him to the
floor. Fallon felt a sense of satisfaction watching her father knock Aiden to the ground for Fallon hated this man with a passion. In the past, he had tried to seduce her, steal company secrets from Blake and blackmail her brother Steven about his gay sexuality. However thanks to Fallon's cleverness and with her friend Valia's help he had failed. Now looking at Aiden looking pathetic curled up on the floor she knew Blake would give him his just deserts.
>>Blake leaned over a pained Aiden and flexed his hand and grated, "You just don't learn do you my boy?" Aiden slowly sat up and gingerly rubbed his jaw and said, "I couldn't resist this opportunity Blake, I enjoyed being with your two ladies. You know I love living on the edge." Aiden quickly glanced intently into Fallon's eyes that were full of hatred for him. She still looked a tempting beautiful little witch. He always regretted not been able to completely seduce her and still couldn't get over how she had beaten him in his own game at blackmail with damning photos of them almost naked together. He wondered fearfully if Fallon would tell Blake about his past behavior. Blake turned to Fliss who had a horrified expression. Thinking quickly she went up to Blake and wrapped her arms around him and sobbed, "Oh Blake I'm so glad you came, darling. It was awful, he forced himself on me. You know I love only you. We are good together. I came here like you asked me too." Brian and Michael came into the room and lifted Aiden up between them. Each held on of his arms behind his back.
> >Blake tried to pry Fliss's arms from around his waist as she started
kissing his neck. Krystle felt a pang of jealousy seeing the famous model
Fliss Tanner kissing the man she loved. Krystle pushed Fliss off Blake and
went up to him and as he held her pummeled his chest with her fists and said
accusingly, "You asked her here, Blake? Is this the surprise you were
planning. Was it revenge after all for thinking I was with Paul while you
were away? Did you want to humiliate me to all your upper class friends? You
are such a hypocrite Blake!! All this time you have been still seeing your
ex! Well you and Fallon have had your revenge and I hope the pair of you are
satisfied." Blake shook his head, pressed her to him and restraining her. He
held her head to his chest while caressing her back, "That's not true
Krystle, my love, she's lying, how can you doubt me?" Krystle looked up into
his pleading eyes with tears rolling down her cheeks said achingly, "You
doubted me with Paul."
> >Fliss in a violent temper now went up to Krystle, yanked her from Blake's
arms and shook her violently and sobbed, "That's right deary, he has been
seeing me all along!! He doesn't love you, he only went to you on the
rebound from me. Why would he want to marry a cheap little tramp from Ohio
when he can have me?" Fliss was getting hysterical now and Krystle quickly
slapped her across the face. Fallon put her hands to each side of her face in
distress and cried anxiously, "Oh stop it Fliss!!" But Fliss screeched in
bitter anger and raised her sharp blue tipped nailed hand into a claw shape
so she could try to scratch Krystle's cheek but Blake reached out and jerked
Fliss away from her before she could hurt her. He shook her hard till she
thought her teeth were rattling and roared, "Get out of my sight, you
vicious cat!!!! It's over between us and it has been for a very long time. I
never want to see your face around me or my loved ones again. If you ever
hurt Krystle I swear you will be sorry." Fliss tore out of his arms and ran
out of the room sobbing her heart out.
> >Joseph hearing the raised voices went down the corridor to see what was
going on. He thought that Krystle pushed him out of her way as she ran
frantically out of the mansion. He shook his head in bewilderment as he
realized it was Fliss Tanner dressed up like Krystle.
> >In the study Blake went to Krystle and held her to him as Fallon and the
other men looked on. Over Krystle's head he said to Fallon, "Tell her,
Fallon, about your awful plan." Fallon was crying now too, she really felt
awful about the whole sorry mess. She placed a hand on Krystle's arm and
said, "Daddy's right Krystle. I asked Fliss to come. Daddy didn't know
anything about it." Krystle wrenched herself out of Blake's arms and placed
a hand up to her head, she wearily said, "I don't know what to think
anymore." Blake said, "Darling please know that I love you very much. Why
don't you go up to my room and rest for awhile. This has been a terrible
shock and I will come up soon. I'll sort all this out." She nodded and left
the room. Fallon gazed up at her father and held his hands. Poor Alexis was
feeling cramped behind the screen and was praying they would all just go so
she could leave. Brian and Culhane looked at Aiden as he started to laugh
mockingly, "Oh poor Blake, what a heart wrenching little scene that was. I
think we also have an audience to our little farce behind the Chinese
screen." Aiden was grateful for this distraction as maybe it might just give him a chance to escape. They all looked towards the screen where a bit of red silk material was peeping out from behind it. Joseph said from the doorway, "Is everything alright sir?." Blake said, "Just stay there Joseph and stop any of the
guests from coming down the hallway." He went near the screen and said
harshly, "Whoever you are come out at once." Alexis thought, "Oh lord!! I'll
just have to brazen this out."
> >Dynasty Engagement Party - Part Fourteen!
> >Alexis took a deep breath, flicked her fan across her face and boldly
stepped away from the screen and said mockingly, "Ahhh a group of us are
playing hide and seek and it's very obvious you all are not playing." With
that she swept passed their astonished faces and started to go down the
corridor. Joseph came after her and grabbed her arm, "I know who you are and
I won't let you make trouble for Mr Carrington." Alexis gasped in surprise
and anger, "Ah the Dogsbody Joseph, I've been dying to do this for a long
time, it's what you deserve for your 'devotion' to me. You never mind your
own business." Then she slightly lifted her satin skirts and kicked him hard
in his shin bone with her small red pointed shoe. She ran swiftly down the
end of the corridor. Poor Joseph half stood bent over in pain holding his
throbbing leg. He knew his chances of catching her were over.
> >Alexis ran till she reached the sweeping staircase. She understood now
that her darling daughter Fallon was trying to break up Blake and Krystle.
Alexis thought that maybe she could help Fallon with this before she left
the mansion. Looking around her, she saw the foyer was clear of people who
were too busy enjoying themselves in the ballroom. A calculating gleam came
into her eyes. "Dare I?", she asked herself and swiftly went up the winding
staircase. A nostalgic feeling came over her as she looked along the landing
to the once familiar doors of the bedrooms. She quietly went to the door of
the master bedroom and opened it. Sitting at the golden gilt dressing table
mirror was Krystle trying to patch up her makeup while tears were still in
her eyes. Alexis narrowed her eyes as she took in Krystle's serene gentle
beauty, "So, I can see why Blake fell for her sickly sweet pathetic blonde
charm although knowing him I'm sure he would get tired of her after awhile.
Too much sugar can give one a stomach ache." She sniffed, she had once been mistress of this sacred domain and she tried to deny the thought of how it also irked her that Krystle was also younger than herself.
> >Meanwhile, Blake said to Fallon, "I wonder who that lady in red was?" A
bewildered Fallon said, "She said she was an old friend of yours." Blake
shook his head, "I don't know the woman. Has everyone in this house gone
crazy? Right my girl, I'll deal with you later. But now you are going into
the ballroom to tell the guests they can unmask and make sure they are all
having a good time. Tell everyone that Krystle and I won't be long." Fallon
bowed her head in shame, "I'm sorry daddy, I'll go now." However before she
left she gave Culhane a sharp stinging slap in the face and she spat out,
"That's for stringing me along, Michael." She gave one last look of contempt at Aiden, she was oh so tempted to tell her father about Aiden's past deeds but still worried that as a consequence Blake would find out about Steven's true sexuality...she had to protect her brother at all costs. So with her head held high Fallon walked out the door. Aiden was relieved that Fallon didn't say anything about his past to Blake. He tried to put on a brave face, the old arrogant Aiden coming to the fore. So he wryly grinned into Culhane's red face, "Oh dear, dear, seems you spoiled daddy's little girl's plans."
> >In Blake's bedroom, Krystle jumped as she saw in the mirror's reflection a mysterious masked lady dressed a red ball gown staring at her. Alexis boldly walked up behind Krystle and their eyes met in the mirror. Alexis purred, "I'm sorry if I frightened you, my dear, but I saw you running up here in obvious distress. Were you crying over Fliss Tanner? She had the same costume as you. I saw her run out of the mansion and I know she is an intimate friend of Blake's. Did you and Fliss have a tiff over Blake?" Krystle turned around trying to see this lady's enigmatic expression behind her feathered mask. Krystle
nodded and Alexis picked up one of Krystle silver strands of silky hair and
stroked it, "There, there my sweet, I'm an old friend of the family. I know
Blake's behavior when it comes to women. Men are soooo beastly. Blake has
always had a string of women. He can't help himself really as being so rich
and powerful he can have the pick of the bunch." She dropped Krystle's hair
and put her hand on Krystle's smooth shoulder, her red fingernails
contrasting with Krystle's pale skin. She had to stop herself from digging
her nails in and cooed, "You poor little fool, if I were you I'd leave him
and find a nice ordinary man who deserves you." Alexis had to contain a smug
smile at seeing Krystle's stricken expression. But before Krystle could
reply Alexis went to the door and said, "You look all in. I'll go down and
fetch you a glass of champagne. Us girls have to stick together." With that
she flounced out the door and quietly closed it. Krystle stared at the door
wondering who the lady was who seemed to know all about Blake's romances.
Looking like a triumphant Scarlett O'Hara, Alexis ran quickly down the
stairs and out of the mansion. She thought, "Mother's just helped you along
my darling Fallon. Oh what an splendid adventure this has been!!!"
> >When Blake was sure Fallon was out of earshot he grabbed the smiling
Aiden by his hair and jerked his head back. He hissed at him, "Well Aiden,
what in the devil should I do with scum like you?" Aiden's smile was wiped from his face and his amber eyes dilated with fear but he bluffed, "Come on
Blake, aren't you going to give me some credit for daring??" Blake shook his
head, "Aiden, your nerve is unbelievable. You know I will have to let Rolt
in on your reckless actions. You stupid young fool, I think I can persuade
Rolt to send you to some obscure oil field in some distant hot country until
you learn to behave." Blake looked at Brian and Culhane, "Let him go boys.
Rolt and I will deal with him later. He is not going to ruin the ending of
this night for me and Krystle." Then he looked back into Aiden's anxious
face and said curtly, "But first escort him to our security men. They will
take care of him and make sure he gets home safely."
> >As Blake left them to go upstairs to Krystle, Joseph called him into the
library. He told him that he suspected the red lady was in fact Alexis.
Blake thought that it may be true as the lady did indeed remind him of
Alexis. He was glad but also frustrated that Joseph couldn't detain her so
he could be sure. He thanked Joseph and then went upstairs. He ponded that
if it was his ex wife Alexis he was amazed at her audacity to come to the
mansion and dance with him without his knowledge. He smiled ruefully, "Yes,
it would be just like Alexis with her reckless nature to dare to come here."
> >Krystle mulled over the words of the lady in red as she went over to gaze
out of the window. She thought, "If she was such an old friend of Blake's
she wouldn't have put him down as a shallow man to me. I'm going to demand
she tells me who she is when she comes back." She looked up at the stars
above the fairy lit gardens below. She remembered when Blake and her had
stargazed together on that first magical night when Blake had so tenderly
proposed to her. She drew the shape of a love heart with her finger against
the window pane. Krystle loved Blake so much that her heart ached with it.
She realized that Blake had shown her how much he loved her many times with
his words, deeds and passionate lovemaking. While pressing her hot forehead
on the cool glass of the window she thought, "I don't care what any of them
say. We love each other and I won't let them separate us. I'm going to show
him just how much he means to me."
> >Blake reached the master bedroom and opened the door. Krystle turned
expecting to see the red lady holding a glass of champagne. She smiled when
she saw the tall pirate king instead. Blake gazed at her with love in his
eyes which she could clearly see now as he had removed his mask. To Blake
she looked like a beautiful delicate Dresden doll standing near the window.
Blake, closed the door behind him, walked over to her and warmly held her
hands. He stroked her engagement ring with his thumb, "Krystle, are you
alright? I'm so sorry about everything. I think Fallon is very sorry for
what she has done. I've got rid of Aiden too." Krystle leaned up and took
Blake's head between her hands and pulled him down to meet her lips. She
pressed urgently against him while whispering on his lips, "It doesn't
matter Blake. Who cares what they all think. Our love is stronger than them.
My heart is yours and you belong to me. Now, kiss me my pirate king." Blake
chuckled but soon stopped as Krystle explored his mouth with her soft lips
and silky tongue.
> >After a few blissful seconds she reached down and drew his metal cutlass
sword out of its sheath. Stepping back she playfully pointed the tip of it
to his stomach and purred, "Now I've captured you!!!" With that she pressed
it gently against him, forcing him to take several steps backwards until his
legs felt the side of the bed. Krystle smiled seductively, dropped the
cutlass and pushed him onto the bed. She lay over him, her billowing gold
and blue skirts covering them and held his hands on either side of his head.
Blake was delighted and surprised that Krystle was being playfully dominant
with him. Blake smiled quizzically and said, "So my lady, I'm at your mercy
am I?" Krystle eyes were dark lavender now with desire and she nodded.
Excited she bent down to gently give his neck little moist, warm, biting
kisses causing Blake to groan and shudder in pleasure. She trailed her mouth
back up to his and pressed his hands harder onto the bed. Krystle felt a
thrill of having the powerful Blake Carrington beneath her become weak with
desire by her touch. But reluctantly she let go of him and got off the bed
and said, "I would love to continue this Blake but I just remembered that
before you came up here a lady in a red ball gown talked to me. She is
fetching me a glass of champagne. Blake slowly sat up and sighed
disappointedly. Running a hand through his silver hair he said, "Darling,
Joseph thinks that the lady was Alexis, my ex wife. I hope she hasn't made
any trouble. But she has gone now. What did she say to you?" Krystle sat on
the bed and hugged him tightly, "Oh dear Blake, so many people want to keep
us apart. It doesn't matter what she said, my love, as I don't believe her."
Blake stood up and lifted her up in his arms, rubbed his cheek tenderly
against hers and whispered, "Hey, my pretty lady, I still have to give you my surprise. But don't worry, you will love it, I promise." Krystle buried her face into the base of his neck and sighed contentedly as he carried her from the room.
> >With her still in his arms Blake entered the ballroom. Everyone now had
taken their masks off and smiled seeing Krystle in Blake's arms. Rolt went
up to the microphone and said cheerfully, "Let's all raise our glasses to
Blake and Krystle. May their life together be filled with love and
happiness." Everyone cheered and made the toast. Fallon came up to them and
said, "Daddy, Krystle, I'm sorry, Please forgive me." Blake gave her a stern
look and said, "We will talk about it tomorrow but for now Fallon please
tell everyone to go out into the garden."
> >Ten minutes later the guests were all reclining on large soft cushions
that had been placed on the grass in one section of the garden. Colorful
glass lanterns glowed from the trees around them creating cozy flickering
shadows. A short time before Culhane had gone over to Fallon to try to talk
to her but she sulkily snubbed him. Then Valia had joined her to console her
on their failure. Upon seeing the girls sad expressions a curious Leo went
over to them to lead them out into the garden. Among the reclining guests
Blake was sitting back on one of the cushions with Krystle leaning back
against him, his arms wrapped around her. Suddenly there was a loud booming
noise followed by many little bangs in quick succession. Krystle gasped in
delight as the sky suddenly lit up in a blaze of shooting, glittering,
flower and shower like patterned colors. She turned to Blake, "Oh Blake, the fireworks are so magical, it's a perfect ending for the party. I love my surprise,
thank you darling." He ran a gentle possessive finger down her cheek and
kissed the top of her head, "I'll let you thank me properly later."
> >Two hours later the mansion was quiet. All the guests had gone home.
Before they left they had praised Blake on a wonderful party and his
wonderful fiancée. Fallon had resigned herself that Blake would marry
Krystle and had gone to bed with a heavy heart. She dreaded the
recriminations that the next morning would bring. Before Valia left she had
hugged Fallon in sympathy. Valia also hoped that Blake wouldn't tell her
father of her part in Fallon's plan.
> >Blake and Krystle were lying facing each other on Blake's large luxurious
bed. The moonlight cast a hazy dim light into the room as they lay happy and
sated after their tender lovemaking. Krystle drew lazy circles on Blake's
bare broad chest. She sweetly whispered, "Well Mr Carrington, do you think I
have thanked you enough for tonight's festivities?" Blake chuckled, kissed
her shoulder while his hand gently caressed one of her soft rounded breasts,
"Miss Grant soon to be Mrs Carrington, I think it's my turn to thank you.
But seriously Krystle darling, thank you for still loving and wanting me
even after all what's happened." Krystle ran her pale pink fingernails
lightly down his flat stomach and lower making him tremble with renewed
desire for her, "Always Blake. My life would be empty without you. You are
right we do belong together." She reveled in the exquisite feeling when
Blake's firm warm body suddenly covered hers. He whispered on her kissed
swollen lips, "Yes, sweet Krystle we do belong together and damn the rest of
the world." His large firm hands soon worked their seductive magic on her.
Their love taking them together to the heights of erotic passion. Safe in
their love and devotion, they knew that many such intimate nights like this
would be theirs to enjoy.
(Picture from Komodor's Blake and Krystle's Courtship thread at Ultimate Dynasty site)
THE END OF THIS STORY!!
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i love pallon's schemes,but where is steven?,i hope steven spend hight with mystar women at new york,and turn be sammy jo,numer family of krystle.
when wedding day is arrive,sammy jo is find,that she is pregnany form steven,but it isn't syop wedding,but krystle find about alex.