Bannisters Wharf. Luke has just told Alexis that she is Natasha and then leaves
her. Alexis sits down on the bench and shuts her eyes. She sits for a second and then yanks her cell phone out of her purse
and dials a number. She wipes tears away from her eyes as it rings.
Ned: (over the phone) Hello.
Alexis pauses for a moment as she tries to speak.
Alexis: (begging, desperate) Don't hang up.
Alexis is sitting on the bench, her face in her hands, when Ned runs down
the stairs and joins her on the bench.
Ned: I got her as fast as I could.
Alexis: (trying not to cry) Thank you.
Ned puts his arm around her.
Ned: (extremely concerned) Something happened?
Alexis nods, crying.
Ned: Can you tell me what it is?
Alexis shakes her head, signifying she can't.
Alexis: No. (she starts to sob)
Ned grabs her and pulls her to him. She sobs against his chest, as he holds
her tightly, and gently rubs her back.
Alexis wipes away her tears and sits up, trying to regain control.
Alexis: I'm sorry. You must think I've lost my mind. (she wipes her face with
her gloved hands) I think I have.
Ned: Did Stefan do something? Did he retaliate somehow?
Alexis: It's me. (she can't completely stop crying) It's..... I found
out who I am.
Ned: (trying to make her smile) I hope that doesn't happen to me.
Alexis: (sobbing) And it could kill me.
Ned is concerned.
Alexis: (through her tears) And it's out of my hands.
Ned: I... you're not making any sense, Alexis.
Alexis wipes her eyes roughly.
Alexis: I know. I can't.
Ned: Well. I don't mind. I just think that you should be.... not making sense
someplace warmer. You're shivering.
Alexis starts crying again.
Ned: Come on.
Alexis leans into his chest, sobbing again. He holds her for a moment and
then stands, gathering her things for her and they leave.