PUTTING THE JOURNEY IN HALLMARK JOURNEY
The scene switches from the shattered remains of Lindsay Troy’s office door to another area backstage where Vickie Hall has commandeered a television camera and is WAY too close to the lens.
Nick Stuart: You know, for someone who apparently has revealed she has a rich family history in the sport of wrestling, you’d think she knows where to position herself into an appropriate view.
Richard Parker: SSSSHHHH!! I have to hear this, it’s always good. I might not enjoy Hallmark movies but Vickie has a way with words.
Nick Stuart: I’m sure she does.
Vickie shuffles around, she’s clearly on her tippy toes. She sports her usual PRETTY PINK© ensemble while her man, Jonathan-Christopher Hall is in his wrestling gear behind her.
Vickie Hall: HELLO WORLD! It is I, the best wrestling manager on the PLANET and tonight Jonathan-Christopher shows PRIME the most importantest thing he’s ever shown before!
She pauses. She looks behind him. Her man does not look confident…
But she does.
Vickie Hall: Progress.
She pauses to let that soak in.
Vickie Hall: You see, we’ve realized something today. You have to put the journey in the Hallmark Journey and from now on, the LOVE CONVOY is all about progress.
Vickie nods. She likes what she’s saying. She’s easily buying into it.
Vickie Hall: Because no movie goes without its struggle. The LOVE CONVOY has had many struggles as of late. No one won jackshit at the battle royal-
For a brief second there it looks like Vickie might snap, because her right eyebrow twitches ever-so-slightly upon saying no one won… but then she seems to get herself under control.
Vickie Hall: We are starting brand new! Tonight, video game dummy Eddie Cross will go back to his momma’s basement, a typical cliche and Rocky de Leon…
Hall lowers her face. The lighting above casts dark shadows on her eyes.
Vickie Hall: Will pay for what he did to Tristan-Crispin.
Vickie’s demeanor lightens up as she lifts her head and giggles with glee. She spins back around to Jonathan-Christopher.
Vickie Hall: But who am I to hold a grudge because it’s a fresh start, right my lovely?
She races over to him and wraps her arms around him. Jonathan-Christopher seems stunned at first but then you can tell he really, really needs it. He embraces Vickie like he’s never touched her before in his life.
Pretty Pink© doesn’t let go but she still cocks her head around to the camera.
Vickie Hall: After we get this new journey off and running…
A very brief, evil-like glance follows.
Vickie Hall: You’ll see.
She starts to lead Jonathan-Christopher to ringside. The two of them are off camera but Vickie is cackling.
Vickie Hall: You’ll all see.