Now and Forever
The story opens with breakfast at the Callison home
with father Charles, mother Francis, and children
Reginald, Trevor, and Maggie in attendance.
Charles heads off to his job as president of Callison
Publications while Reginald goes to work as chief of
staff at the Daily Post where Trevor is a
reporter. At lunch Reginald eats with his
girlfriend Jillian Stokes who is a freshman at
Albanyville University... they talk marriage.
They are interrupted by her friends Dane Manchester,
Sara Summers, and Patterson Monroe. Meanwhile,
Sara's aunt Annabelle Lake, which whom Sara is living,
pays a visit to Charles and makes it known that she
has deep feelings for him. Dane pays a visit to
Jillian (his former girlfriend) and tries to convince
her to leave Reginald for him... she reminds him of
his girlfriend Sara.
As Annabelle leaves Charles' office she runs into
Reginald and tries to set him up with her daughter
Stephanie, a senior in high school. He refuses,
but Annabelle won't give up and convinces Stephanie to
pursue Reginald. It just so happens that
Stephanie and Reginald were lovers before Jillian came
into the picture. What Stephanie doesn't know is
that she is being pursued by the older Douglas Davis,
Trevor has dinner with his girlfriend Lorraine Blake,
Charles' secretary. However, his attention is
drawn by young Grace Davis, Douglas' sister, who is a
senior in high school. What he doesn't know is
that Grace is infatuated with Dane. Lorraine and
Trevor fight about his inattentiveness and she later
agrees to meet with Patterson, her ex-lover.
Weeks later Douglas and Lorraine meet at a college
party. She is upset over Trevor's obvious
infatuation with Grace and he is upset over
Stephanie's unresponsiveness toward his
advances. They get drunk and share a night of
passion that they later agree was a mistake.
When Reginald refuses Stephanie's pleas to get back
together, she turns to Patterson for comfort and they
find themselves growing closer together.
Annabelle continues to torment Charles and gets him
drunk so that he'll sleep with her... Francis walks in
and witnesses the act. She plans to leave
him. Sara observes Dane's affections for Jillian
and watches as Grace pursues him... she knows that the
only way to have Dane for herself is to marry him!
Lorraine pays a visit to her doctor and learns that
she is pregnant! The father can only be one
person -- Douglas -- and she hurries to tell him the
news. He offers to do the right thing, marry
her, and she accepts his offer. They are married
by a judge in a small private ceremony in Baily Park
with Reginald and Stephanie as witnesses.
Surprisingly, Trevor is relieved that his relationship
with Lorraine is over because it leaves him free to pursue
Grace more fully. After witnessing a passionate
embrace between Dane and Grace, Sara suggests marriage
to Dane... he has to think about it. After
Jillian slaps him after he again suggests that she
leave Reginald and after he sees Grace and Trevor
kissing, he tells Sara that he wants to marry
her. Stephanie and Patterson continue to grow
closer, but she still pursues Reginald.
Patterson has wished Lorraine good-luck on her