Desperate Passions: A Todd Manning Fanfiction

Roger Howarth as Todd Manning
Roger Howarth as Todd Manning

Desperate Passions: A Todd Manning Fanfiction

EPISODE 1
Todd Manning woke up in a mental hospital in a strait jacket. The last thing he remembers is making love to Carly Jacks. He was headed to the Metro Court's kitchen to find some food after their night of passion. He was just headed back up to his room with some leftover hot n spicy wings, mozzarella sticks, quesadillas, and some sodas, when he felt a sharp blow from a blunt object hit his head, before passing out. After coming to, and realizing that he is in a strait jacket, Todd struggles to free himself from the strait jacket when his captor comes in. It is none other, than his mother, Irene Manning! Now, Todd is extremely confused, because he thought he killed her and dumped her body in the river after she tried to kill him and his family with that bomb she had planted in his penthouse.
"Well, hello, Todd Dear." Irene says.
"Mother?"
"Yes, Todd, it's mommy! Did you think you could get rid of me so easily?"
"How did you survive?"
"Mitch Laurence!"
"Mitch Laurence? But John and Natalie killed him?"
"Well, guess he survived too."
"Geez, doesn't anyone die in Llanview?" Todd questions. "So, what do you want?"
"I need you to help me get rid of Mitch and Alison Perkins."
"What? Alison is involved?"
"Yes, she fished your brother out of the river after you shot him and kept him captive for months. Now Victor Jr. is alive and snuggling up to Blair."
"Blair?" Todd almost chokes.
"Yes, Todd, your brother is in Blair's bed. Are you going to help me with MItch and Alison?"
"What do you want me to do?"
"I'll get back to you. I'm still working on the details."
Irene leaves Todd in the secret room at the mental institution she had set up for Todd. Todd is worried about what his mother wants, and even more worried what Mitch and Alison want too. Even more disturbing is that his twin brother, Victor, Jr. is alive. . .after he shot him and threw his body in the river.
Episode 2
Todd wakes up in his secret room at the mental institution, but no longer in the strait jacket. There is a tray with breakfast of hot coffee, scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. The sun is coming in the small window in his room; the only source of light in this dreary room. Todd is still wondering what his mother wants from him, as he gulps the breakfast down before the staff come in and grab the tray. Todd knows to eat what is brought in quick or some staff member will take the tray from you.
Back at Irene Manning's penthouse suite at Llanview Hotel...
"Max, how did it go?" Irene asks, sounding worried.
"Relax, Ms. Manning. Everything is going to plan." Max replies, reassuring her.
"This plan can't backfire. It's imperative that we get Victor, Jr. away from that pesky Alison Perkins. I need Victor, Jr. back here now to keep Carly Jacks out of Todd's life."
"Yes, Ms. Manning. Victor, Jr. will be back in Llanview later today. I have a meeting set with Alison to make the trade."
"See to it that it doesn't go awry, or I'll have your head."
Meanwhile........
Todd has found a way to escape the mental institution that his mother had him put in. He just has to wait until the right moment to make his escape. He has to get back to Port Charles. Carly must be going out of her mind wondering where he is. Todd remembers the night of lovemaking he and Carly had before his mother took him away and put him in this institution. What is it with his mother to keep everyone he loves from him? First, Blair and his children, now it's Carly. Well, his mother won't win this time. He won't let her ruin his happiness with Carly like she did with Blair.
Episode 3
Victor Jr. has managed to free himself from the shackles that Allison Perkins tied him to the bed in, while Allison busied herself in the kitchenette preparing their dinner.
"Just where do you think you are going?" Allison asks Victor Jr. just as he is about to sneak out of Allison's hotel room.
"I'm blowing this joint!" Victor Jr. blasts at her.
"Oh, no you're not!"
Allison hits Victor Jr. over the head with a lamp, knocking him out cold and sending him to the floor. Allison ties Victor Jr. up and settles him in her car.
"You naughty boy, Victor. Now you'll be sorry for trying to escape!" Allison tells an unconscious Victor Jr.
Meanwhile....
Todd has just escaped the mental institution where Irene Manning put him just as Irene decides to pay him another visit.
Unlocking the door to Todd's room, "How the hell did he managed to escape?"
Irene is livid as Todd has made his way back to Port Charles and Carly's room at the Metro Court.
"Hello beautiful!" Todd says as Carly answers her door.
"Todd, where have you been?" Carly asks him.
"You wouldn't believe me if I told you."
"I was so worried when you disappeared after we made love."
"My crazy mother had me locked away at a mental institution."
"OMG! Why would she do that?"
"She wanted me to find my twin brother."
"I thought he was dead?"
"Apparently he's alive and Allison Perkins has him. Now I need to find my brother and warn him."
"When will you go?"
"Right away."
Todd kisses Carly before he leaves her hotel room.
Episode 4
Todd heads to Llanview in search of Alison Perkins. Todd is tired of playing these games with his mother. All he wants is to find his brother, and get back to Port Charles and to Carly. He stops by his sister, Viki's house at Llanfair. He figures Viki may know something about Alison's whereabouts. But when he arrives at Llanfair, he walks in on a crisis just as he is about to ring the doorbell.
"Hello? Viki? Anyone here?" Todd walks inside the open door at Llanfair.
Todd hears a man's voice barking orders. It sounds much like Mitch Laurence's voice. He hears the voice coming from the sitting area and walks in only to find Mitch holding his niece Jessica in his arms. Mitch is here to claim his daughter and her two children, Bree and Ryder.
"I'm taking what is mine. My daughter, Jessica, and her two children, Bree and Ryder, my grandchildren." Mitch states.
Clint Buchanan adds, "But Jessica is my daughter. Viki and I had DNA tests re-run after Alison let it slip that I, not you, am Jessica's father."
"Alison let it slip out that you're Jessica's father?"
"Yes, Mitch. I am Jessica's father. Not you."
Todd chimes in, "So why don't you just mosey on out of here before I throw your ass out of here."
After all the commotion has died down, Todd asks to speak with Viki. They go out onto the patio to talk.
"So, Viki, have you seen Alison Perkins?" Todd asked her.
"No, I haven't seen here since she let slip about Clint being Jessica's father." Viki replied back.
"Well, Irene is back. . .back from the dead."
"What? But Todd, you shot her dead?"
"Yes, I know. . .Mitch saved her. Irene is on a mission to find my twin brother, Victor, Jr., and she wants me to find him."
"Victor, Jr. is alive too?" Viki asks, bewildered.
"Yes, and Alison has him hidden somewhere. I need to find my brother and warn him about our mother."
"I think she wants Victor to ruin my relationship with Carly Jax. They way she tried to ruin my relationship with Blair and the kids by having Victor, Jr. pose as me to get Victor's inheritance. Victor, Jr. has always been Irene's favorite son, the one ousted by the Great Victor Lord."
"Oh, wait, I think I remember now. I saw Alison coming from the Llanview Hotel just a few days ago." Viki added.
"Great sis! You're a lifesaver!" He kisses his sister on the forehead and heads out.
Todd waits outside the Llanview Hotel waiting for Alison to come into the hotel. He didn't have to wait long as she was coming back to the hotel within twenty minutes of arriving at the hotel.
Episode 5
Todd used his charm to get housekeeping to let him into Allison's suite. He was waiting inside as he heard the key turn in the lock. Allison was surprised to see Todd waiting inside her suite.
"Well, it's about time you returned." Todd said as soon as Allison got inside her suite.
"What are you doing here? How did you get in?" Allison queried, surprised.
"I have my connections. That's all you need to know."
"So, Todd, what do you want?"
"So, where do you have my brother hidden?"
"What makes you think I know where Victor, Jr. is?"
"A little birdie told me. . . . Seriously, where are you hiding my brother?"
"I don't have your brother, and I never did."
"C'mon Allison. I have proof that you kept my brother hidden in this suite."
"Well, your proof is wrong. Now get out of my suite before I call security."
"Okay. But I'm watching you, Allison."
Todd leaves Allison's suite. He gives his henchman, Steve, the order, with a wink to take down Allison. Then calmly leaves and lets things go down as planned. Steve and his partners nab Allison and take her off to a out-of-the way mental institution.
Meanwhile, back in Llanview.....
Todd shows up at La Boulee, to see Blair. He is surprised by what he sees in the window. Blair is in a liplock with his own brother, Victor, Jr. He knocks on the door, interrupting the kiss.
Answering the door, "Todd?" Blair looks surprised.
"Hello, Blair. How did Victor get here?"
"He's been in Llanview since you left."
"You've been sleeping with my brother for weeks now?"
"Well, you took off and hooked up with Carly. So when Victor showed up, things just reignited for us."
"I took off because John McBain had me arrested for Victor's murder."
"You jumped bail and took off to Port Charles to go after Cole for taking Starr and Hope away."
"Well, I had to get Starr and Hope back and make her realize that Cole was wrong for her."
"Well, you got your wish when Cole and Hope were killed in that car crash set by Johnny Zaccara."
Victor chimes in, "Johnny Zaccara killed Cole and Hope?"
"Yes, after months of thinking it was Connie Falconeri, we all learned that it was Johnny that did it."
"I got to go, Blair" he kisses her before leaving.
"What, no hug for your bro----?" as Victor runs out of La Boulee.
As Todd and Blair finish their conversation, Victor got in his car and drove to the prison where Johnny Zaccara was serving his time. He had to have a talk with Johnny. He had to make sure that he wasn't fingered as the mastermind behind the shooting that killed Cole and Hope. Victor had to make sure that everyone in Llanview never found out that he was behind Johnny shooting the car that killed Cole and Hope.
Episode 6
Allison gets a text from Mitch Laurence:
"My suite. N 30 minutes. It's urgent."
What was she going to tell Mitch? She couldn't face Mitch knowing that Victor Jr. escaped from her suite. Mitch was going to be so mad. Allison decided to just go over to Mitch's suite and face the music.
Allison knocked on Mitch's door. Mitch answered the door.
"Get in here, now!"
"Gee, who got your knickers in a bunch?!"
"How the hell did you manage to let Victor get away?!"
"He somehow broke free of his handcuffs."
"Plan A is ruined, Alison. Now we have to go to Plan B."
"No, not Plan B!"
"Yes. You let Victor escape. Now you must pay. You need to get Todd to marry you."
"Not Todd. He'll never go for it."
"Well, it's the only way, Allison."
"How am I suppose to get Todd Manning to marry me?"
"You'll come up with something. You're sly and crafty. Do it before Todd leaves Llanview for Port Charles and goes back to Carly Jacks."
"Yes, Mitch."
Mitch sees Allison out the door. When he closes it behind her, Allison wonders how she will convince Todd Manning to marry her? It was going to be a challenge to get Todd to the altar.
Meanwhile......
Todd makes a call to Carly to tell her how much he misses her.
"Hello, Todd." Carly says, pushing the green button on her cell.
"Hi, Carly. I miss you so much."
"How are things going?"
"Not good. I have been looking for my brother. He seems to be keeping his distance from me."
"Well, you did shoot him thinking you killed him."
"Well, apparently I need to find Allison Perkins. She had him hidden in her suite for months before anybody knew he was still alive."
"Gee, she sounds like a psycho."
"She is. She's also working for that evil Mitch Laurence. Somehow he's behind this mess."
"Well, be careful Todd. I couldn't take it if anything happened to you."
"I will Carly. I love you."
Each ends the call telling each other how much they love each other. Just as Todd has ended the call, he is grabbed from behind as someone places a rag doused in chloroform. The mysterious figure then places Todd's body into the back of the van, then climbs into the driver's seat and drives off.
Episode 7
Todd wakes up in Allison's hotel suite dressed in a tuxedo and a ring on his left third finger and a little woozy. Allison is no where in her suite.
“Where the hell am I?” Todd asks, looking at the wedding band on his finger. “What the hell is this?”
Coming into her suite, Allison cheerfully gives Todd a kiss, “Hello, husband dear! How was your nap?”
“We're married?” a shocked Todd shrieks. “How the hell did that happen?!”
“Well, you took me to Vegas in your jet, we drank a whole lot. . .and the next thing I knew, you had popped the question and placed this ring on my finger and we were at the Las Vegas chapel saying our 'I do's.' “ Allison chides Todd.
“You're joking?” Todd questions her.
“Well, yes, about those details.” Allison jokes. “Actually, . . .”
“Never mind.” Todd interrupts her. “I don't want to know the details. I just want an annulment.”
“Well, husband dear, that's not possible.” Allison informs him.
“And why is that?”
“Well, you see, Todd, we both signed statements saying we would be married for one year before ending this marriage.”
Todd jumps up from the bed. “One year?!”
“Yes, Todd dear, we have to show that we are a happy couple for one year.” Allison revels in telling Todd.
“I want to see these papers I signed. I don't remember signing any papers.” Todd demands.
“Well, you were pretty drunk when you signed them. But I'll give our attorney a call in the morning and ask him to give you a copy.”
“Yes, Allison, you do that.”
“Well, look at the time. I need to go see someone right now. I trust you'll be here when I return?” Allison says, as she darts out the door.
Todd just gives Allison a look as she is leaving. How the hell did he get married to Allison Perkins? And what was he going to tell Carly? One thing was for certain, Todd was going to get out of this marriage, even if he had to kill Allison to do it.
Episode 8
Allison shows up at Mitch's office flaunting the ring on her finger.
“Well, boss, it's done!”
“You managed to get Todd Manning to marry you?! Mitch asks. “How did you manage to do it?”
“Never mind the details, boss! I am Todd Manning's wife and that's all that matters.”
“Well, congratulations, Allison. Now for your next assignment.”
“Yes, boss.”
“Kidnap Carly Jacks!” Mitch demanded. “I have a plan to snare Todd and I need Carly Jacks here as bait.”
“Yes, boss.” Allison agreed.
“I have rented you a car to drive to Port Charles and get the job done.” Mitch handed Allison the keys to the rental car. “Leave tonight.”
“So much for a honeymoon?!” Allison joked, not that she was looking forward to one. “Yes, boss, I'll leave tonight.”
Allison left Mitch's office and headed for the rental car. She dialed Todd's cell but it went to voicemail:
“Hey, Todd, sorry to ruin our lovely wedding night, but duty calls and I need to make a sudden business trip. I'll be out of town for a few days. Good-bye husband dear.”
But Todd was on his way to Port Charles to see Carly. But he doesn't get there as he is his car is hit by another car and goes off the side of the road, leaving Todd unconscious.
Episode 9
As Allison realized that he had just hit Todd's car, she headed straight to Port Charles and did as Mitch asked.
Meanwhile,
Todd woke up and realized he had just been hit and his car was on the side of the road in a ravine. He picked up his cell to see that he had a voicemail. He pushed the icon to listen to the voicemail and heard that Allison was going “out of town on business.”
He got out of his wrecked car and walked up the side of the ravine. He walked along the side of the road hoping to hitch a ride to Port Charles.
Within fifteen minutes, he managed to get a ride from someone also on their way to Port Charles. It was Franco. Todd discovered him and Franco had one thing in common: their dislike for Sonny Corinthos.
When Franco and Todd had arrived in Port Charles, Todd asked Franco to drop him off at The MetroCourt so he could talk to his girlfriend, Carly. But not before getting Franco's cell just in case he needed an ally.
Todd went up to Carly's room to talk to Carly, but to his surprise, Carly wasn't there. Then he went to his room that Carly promised she would hold whenever he came back to Port Charles. But she wasn't there either.
He dialed her son, Michael's number: “Hello?” Michael answered his cell.
“Michael, it's 'Todd Manning.”
“Yes, Todd, what do you want?”
“Have you seen your mother?” Todd asked. “It's imperative that I talk to her.”
“Sorry, Todd, but I haven't spoken to my mother today.” Michael told him.
“Okay, thank you Michael.” Todd said and ended the call.
Todd thought it funny that Carly hadn't checked in with Michael. She always checked in on her children. Something was up and he figured Sonny Corinthos had something to do with it.
Todd did the next thing he could think of: He dialed Franco's cell.
Episode 10
Todd agreed to meet Franco at Kelly's in Port Charles. As he waited, he saw Sonny Corinthos meeting with his henchman, Shawn. Todd assumed he was discussing where he took Carly and he fumed inside, his fists clenched.
Just then Franco arrived to meet Todd, who also saw Sonny with Shawn.
“Doesn't that man ever quit?” Franco asked, sitting in the booth across from Todd.
“Apparently not!” Todd answered him.
“I'm glad you agreed to meet me, Todd. I feel we could become real good friends.”
“I just want to take Sonny down.” Todd told Franco. “It's time Sonny was brought to his knees!”
“I agree. What better way than to take down Sonny's territory?”
“Yes, Sonny needs to go!” Todd agreed with Franco.
“He can't get away with what he did?”
“What did Sonny do?” Franco asked Todd, but Todd was vague in answering him.
“He took away my girlfriend! And he won't get away with it!”
“You're right. I want Sonny to pay for what he did to me too.”
“So why are you so hot to ruin Sonny?”
“He took away my girlfriend too?” Franco answered Todd vaguely as well.
“So we're both agreed? We take down Sonny and his territory?”
“That's the plan!” Franco told Todd, as they shook hands on the deal.
Meanwhile. . .
Carly had woke up in Llanview in Mitch's secret room, Allison had brought her after she arrived back in Llanview.
Episode 11
“Oh my god! My head hurts!” Carly calls out.
Mitch holds Carly's hand as she wakes up. His face is the first she sees.
“W-w-who are you?” Carly asked, confused.
“Well, nice of you to wake up, Gorgeous!” Mitch said.
“Where am I?” Carly asks.
“You're in my care, Ms. Jacks.” Mitch explains.
“I'm sorry. I don't seem to recognize you.” Carly says.
“Just relax Gorgeous.” Mitch tries to make Carly stay in bed.
“I can't. I have to find Todd.”
“Todd? You aren't talking about Todd Manning?” Mitch asks.
“Yes, he's my boyfriend.” Carly tells him. “I was supposed to meet him.”
“Well, I think Todd will come looking for you.”
“How do you know that?”
“Because I had you kidnapped to trap Todd.” Mitch explains. “I'm sure he's looking for you at this moment.”
Meanwhile. . .
Todd and Franco were headed to Sonny's warehouse to plant some cocaine and frame Sonny for cocaine possession. But they hit a snag. Michael was there at the warehouse looking over some shipments that were delivered. Todd and Franco had to hide out until Michael left so they could plant the cocaine in the warehouse.
It seemed like hours waiting for Michael to leave, but after an hour, Michael was headed out. As soon as Michael left, Franco and Todd put the cocaine into one of the boxes that Michael had been inspecting.
Then they left the warehouse where Franco put in an anonymous call to the PCPD to report the 'drug possession' at Sonny's warehouse.
Episode 12
“Oh my god, my head hurts!” Carly says, with Mitch standing over her.
Carly jumps up, her head pounding. “Who the hell are you?”
“No, wonder Todd adores you so much.” Mitch says, maniacally.
“Who are you and where the hell am I?” Carly asks, shaken up.
“I'm your worst nightmare. . .come true!” Mitch tells her, with a laugh.
“I asked who you are?” Carly shrieks.
“Don't worry your pretty little head, Carly.” Mitch tells her, rubbing her back to soothe her.
“Don't touch me!” Carly says, as she backs away from him.
“Relax, Carly!” Mitch orders her. “All in good time! All in good time, will you know what is going on! That is, if Todd does as he's told!”
“Todd!” Carly shrieks again. “What have you done with Todd?”
“Nothing, Carly.” Mitch explains. “You'll be free as soon as I get word that Todd has done as he is instructed.”
Mitch kisses Carly on the lips, but she resists, pulling away.
“You just rest here and wait.” Mitch orders. “I'll let you know when the time is up.”
Mitch walks out of the room leaving Carly alone.
Meanwhile. . .
PCPD has been dispatched to Sonny's warehouse after Todd's 9-1-1 call to the PCPD. There are cops all over the warehouse when Sonny's right hand man, Shawn, arrives on scene.
“Sonny, we have a problem at the warehouse.” Shawn says, when Sonny answers his cell.
“What kind of problem?” Sonny demands.
“Cops are all over the place.”
“What? What are the looking for?”
“Excuse me, Sonny, there's a cop coming over to talk.” Shawn says, as he puts his hand over the phone. “Yes, officer, what can I do for you?”
“Sir, who are you and what are doing here?” the officer asks.
“I am reporting to work.” Shawn says, covering. “I am an employee here at the coffee house.”
“Well, you have to stay outside while we conduct a search.”
“Search? What are you looking for?”
“We got a report that there are drugs located inside.” the officer informs him. “We'll let you know when you can go inside.”
As the officer walks away, Shawn continues his call with Sonny.
“Boss, the officer just told me they got a report that there are drugs in the warehouse.” Shawn informs Sonny.
“Drugs! How the hell can that be?!” Sonny rages. “Okay, Shawn, you can go. I'll take care of this!”
“Okay, boss!” Shawn says, as the call ends.
Todd and Franco watch from a distance as Shawn heads out, shaking hands at their success.
“On to plan B!” Todd says.
“Agreed!” Franco adds.
Episode 13
Sonny Corinthos arrives at his warehouse, against Dante's orders, Sonny starts towards the warehouse. But Shawn manages to pull him back.
A few minutes later, the warehouse blows up.
Sonny screams, “Michael!” and heads towards the burning building, just as Dante pulls him back.
“Are you crazy, Sonny?” Dante yells.
“Your brother was in there doing inventory.” Sonny informs him.
“Michael was in there?” Dante asks, confused.
“Yes, I asked him to go to the warehouse and do inventory on my supplies.”
“Omigosh, Michael!” Dante cries out.
As firefighters put out the flames from the explosion, and do an extensive search for any bodies, they come out emptyhanded.
“I'm sorry, sir.” the firefighter says to Sonny. “There was no indication of any bodies in that warehouse.”
“What do you mean? Where is my son?” Sonny grills the firefighter.
“I don't know sir, but put in a report with the police.”
“Don't worry, Sonny. I already put in an APB on Michael.” Dante told his father.
Todd and Franco are headed back to Llanview with an unconscious Michael in the back seat of their car.
Episode 14
Todd is watching over a comatose Michael as Franco is working on the ransom note for Sonny and Carly. Todd just hopes that Carly won't be mad that he partook in this scheme to kidnap Michael.
Meanwhile, Franco is emailing Sonny with the ransom note for Michael in an undisclosed email that can't be traced back to him but Todd. With a sly smile, Franco hits the “send” button and waits for the sparks to fly once Sonny reads the email.
Ten minutes later, Sonny is logging into his email and notices the email. He reads it then forwards it to Damien Spinelli so he can run a trace on the sender.
Within minutes, Spinelli is emailing Sonny with the news that Todd Manning is the sender.
Back in Llanview, Carly is busy fighting off the advances of Mitch when Allison walks in, just as Mitch is about to plant a kiss on Carly, Carly slaps him.
“Hey, hey, hey!” Allison says. “Why the hostility?”
“Keep this man away from me!” Carly shrieks.
“Why? Whatever did he do?”
“He tried to kiss me!”
Turning his attention to Allison, “So, what has your husband been up to?”
“Well, how should I know?” Allison said. “I haven't seen him.”
“Because I had you marry Manning to keep an eye on him!”
“Well, we don't see each other much!”
“Well, you had better start keeping a better eye on Manning or you'll be back in St. Ann's before you know it!” Mitch ordered. “Do I make myself clear?!”
“Yes, boss!”
As Mitch leaves Allison with Carly, Carly grills Allison, “You're married to Todd? How can that be?”
“Easy.” Allison says. “We went before a judge and said our vows. Just like any couple in love.”
“Please. Todd's in love with you?” Carly says, not taking Allison seriously. “Don't make me laugh.”
“Well, it's true. Todd and I are in love. That's why we are married.”
“Yeah, right.”
“Well, believe it, Carly. Todd is mine now. You are out of luck.” Allison says, leaving Carly in the room and locking the door.
“Damn you, Mitch!” Allison says. “How could you let Carly know I was Todd's wife?”
Allison is headed home to see Todd, but all she finds in his pad is Franco.
“Who the hell are you?” Allison asks the intruder in Todd's penthouse.
“I'm Franco. Todd and I just met and are working together on a project.” Franco informs her.
“Project?” Allison inquires. “Todd never told me about any venture?”
“Well, it's top-secret. No is to know.” Franco says. “And who the hell are you?”
“I'm Todd's wife.” Allison informs him. “So you can include me in on all Todd's business plans.”
“No he can't, Allison.” Todd says, walking downstairs, where he just come from the secret room where he placed Michael. “You are only my wife because you got me drunk. So you have no part in this venture.”
Fuming, Allison heads upstairs to her room where she notices a lock on the room down from Todd's room, wondering why there is suddenly a lock on that door. Allison vowed to find out just what Todd was up to with this Franco.

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