Sam and somewhat Gerard meet the duke in unusual circumstances.
“Oh not that the title is important of course”
“I’m not a duke”
“Not a duke?”
“I’m a writer”
“A writer?” Sam steeped back from Gerard’s grasp.
“Yes a writer” He said taking a small step towards her.
“Ah, Mikey…” He began to explain but was cut of my Sam.
“Mikey?! Oh no you’re not another one of Mikey’s oh so talented, charmingly artistic, tragically impoverish, prodigies?”
“Well I might say that…” Gerard said suddenly getting slightly cocky about himself.
“Oh no!” Sam squeaking realising what had just happened “I am going to kill him…I am going to kill him! I mean the Duke! Sam made her way to the door only to find the duke and Ziddler outside chatting. “My dearest Duke…”
Sam shut the door quickly before she could hear any more of the conversation “THE DUKE!”
“The duke?” Gerard question slightly confused to who this duke was.
“Hide! Go out the back!” But before Gerard could make his way out the back Ziddler barged into the room. Gerard ducked under Sam’s dressing gown, hiding behind her legs.
“My dear are you decent for the duke? Where were you?”
“I…was….waiting” Sam said while making her way over to the cart so Gerard could hide behind that instead of her legs.
“My dearest duke, allow me to introduce you to mademoiselle Sam”
“Monsieur, How wonderful for you to take time out of busy schedule to visit” Sam said while Gerard slowly popped his head just above the counter to take a look at this duke unaware that this was his competition for Sam.
“The pleasure I fear will be entirely mine, my dear” The Duke said while walking towards her and kissing her hand.
“I’ll leave you two squirrels to get better acquainted ta ta!” Ziddler said closing the door behind him leaving Sam the duke and unknown Gerard in the room alone.
“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental…” The duke said kiss her hand for a second time while repeating her lyrics.
“But diamonds are a girl’s best friend” Sam said taking her hand away and shaking her finger at him playfully. Sam took the Duke’s coat and hat and then flopped onto the bed while Gerard popped his head up again, looking at the scene before him to unfold.
“After today excursions on the stage I’m sure you must be in need of refreshment.” The Duke said while making his way over to the cart where Gerard was currently hiding.
“DON’T!..” Sam shouted to stop him, The Duke turned in befuddlement at her “…Don’t you just love the view!”
The duke took a glance at the video, it was obviously that the view did not interest him “Charming.” He stated simply.
“Oh! I feel like dancing!” Sam shouted to distraction the duke as she started wave her dressing gown about. Both Gerard and the duke suddenly felt there pants tighten at the sight of Sam dancing while growling and purring sounds escaped her mouth.
“My dear I would like a glass of champagne”
“No!...It’s a little bit funny” She said repeating Gerard’s lyrics that he had just sang to her. Gerard popped his head up from behind the cart for the third time. ‘This feeling inside’ Gerard mouth to her as she repeated his lyrics to the duke.
“How wonderful life is now you’re in the world” she said, her eyes flickering to Gerard while the Duke’s seem to sparkle.
“That’s very beautiful” he whispered
“It’s from ‘spectacular spectacular’ with you here I finally understand the true meaning of those words, ‘How wonderful life is now you’re in the world…” She whispered back while behind the dukes back she was desperately pointing at the door for Gerard to leave.
“And what meaning is that, my dear?” He whispered curiously while Gerard slowly opened the door only to find the Duke personal assistant. Gerard slammed the door shut but before he could turn around Sam threw herself onto the bed in a mad rage.
“Oh Duke! Don’t you toy with my emotions! You must know what effect you have on women” She whimpered slightly suddenly pulling him down in a tight embrace. “Let’s make love!” She shouted, Gerard looked at her with betrayal and envy "You’re right we should wait until opening night” She said at the now smirking Gerard. “There’s a power in you that scares me, you should go”
“Should go? But I just got here!”
“I know but we’ll see each other every day, now get out!” Sam said rushing him out and slamming the door behind him. She turned to Gerard who was now in the middle of the room.
“Do you have any idea, Any Idea? What would have happened if you were found?” She said breathlessly when suddenly she fainted into Gerard’s arms.
“Oh my god” he said catching her and trying to manoeuvre her to the bed and flopping on top of her.
The door opened and it as the duke “I forgot my hat…” He saw Gerard lying on top of Sam on the velvet covered bed. “Foul play?” The duke said in shock and jealously. Sam started to wake from her fainting only to find Gerard lying on top of her and the duke back in the room, she quickly thought of an excuse. The duke repeated “How wonderful life is now you’re in the world” In scepticism and doubt.
“Oh yes…yes…my dear duke meet the writer!”
“The writer?” The duke barely spat out.
“Yes, oh yes we were rehearsing”
“Hahahaha!” He laughed sarcastically “You expect me to believe that scantily dressed, in the arms of another man, in the middle of the night, inside an elephant that you two were rehearsing?!”
Scared at what the duke might do next the began to back away from him as he began towards them. They were like two deer in headlights. Frozen in fear at what could happen. They both knew the Duke had enough power to destroy them both as well as everyone else and the Moulin Rouge itself. The Duke had power and he was not someone you wanted to cross.