(Over in Gotham over at Kane Tower Mark walks off of the elevator and into Kate's office as he walks in he all of a sudden looks nervous he doesn't know why but he
does as he walks in he knocks on the door getting her to look up at him.)
Mark: Hey. You got a minute?
(He walks in more and over to her.)
Kate: You okay?
Mark: Yeah i'm fine. It's just i have an idea and i was hoping to run it by you.
(He pulls the paperwork out of his jacket pocket and hands it to her she looks it over and laughs.)
Kate: You wanna open your own restaurant?
Mark: I do actually.
Kate: In Gotham?
Kate: Why here?
Mark: Well i'd open one up in Llanview. But my father's ex would just make it a living nightmare for me and i really don't want it.
Mark: Besides. The one i'm thinking won't be a high class restaurant like the gay bashers restaurant or anyother restaurant here in Gotham.
Kate: So you're saying it's going to be like the Hold up?
Mark: Yes. It'll welcome all gays Straights Trans whoever.
Kate: You're one hell of a person.
Mark: I like to think so. But someone people just don't seem to agree.
Kate: Like who?
Mark: Dorian Lord being one of the major ones.
Kate: Yeah well in my opinion she shouldn't really get a say in what you do. But what about the Crows.
Mark: Oh no i'll still be working with them. This is just something I've been wanting to do for the longest time and well.
Kate: No i get it. Where you were you thinking about opening it up?
Mark: That's kind of the reason why i came here. I was hoping you had listing of buildings that are abandoned.
Mark: Restaurant type buildings?
Kate: Or a peace of land that you could build on?
Mark: Yeah. I'm willing to pay whatever they want.
Kate: Okay. I'll have Luke look into properties.
Mark: Okay and thank you.
Kate: No problem. You were worried i'd say no.
Mark: Well me and Vera didn't really end things on good terms. Hell her bandmates won't even talk to me.
Kate: Yeah well the person she chose to be with didn't deserve another chance.
Mark: No he didn't. But then again he didn't deserve the chance he got with his ex wife.
Kate: True. But don't let who my sister is with now keep you from doing this.
Mark: I won't. In fact when it comes around to the grand opening.
Kate: I'll see to it.
Mark: Thank you. I can't deal with Casey.
Kate: No i hear ya. Like i said i'll talk to Luke.
Mark: Are right i'll see ya.
(He turns and walks out of the office as he walks out he bumps into the woman he was hoping to miss.)
Mark: You sure you should be seen with me? I mean Calamity would beat me up at any minute.
(She looks at him and laughs.)
Veracity: Yeah. You can be. Besides after that interaction you had with them i talked to them all and told them that what Casey said wasn't true. Me and you i hope
ended on good terms.
Mark: I'd like to think so.
Veracity: I'm sorry Mark.
Mark: I'd lie and say it's okay. But it's really not.
(She smiles at him.)
Veracity: Anyway. What?
Mark: Oh. I was running an idea by Kate and she really liked it.
Veracity: And that is?
Mark: You wanna get something to eat and i'll tell you. Just as friends i swear.
Veracity: Yeah sure.
Mark: Okay i'll meet you downstairs.
(He walks off towards the elevator. As she walks in and to talk to Kate.)
Kate: Did you play nice?
Veracity: I did. I didn't break up with him to be an ass.
Kate: You sure about that?
(Veracity looks at her and then looks off. As Kate gets up and walks over to her.)
Veracity: Okay so i did.
Kate: Why? He still loves you.
Veracity: I know and i still love him.
Kate: Is that why you let the other girls rip into him.
Veracity: I had nothing to do with that Kate.
Kate: Oh i know that. But does he?
Veracity: Yeah he does. And like i told him. After that little run in he had with them. I talked to them and told them the break up wasn't as bad as Casey made it
seem. Was he upset yes. But he did hit me no.
Kate: Wait he told them that Mark raised his hand to you?
Kate: Did he?
Veracity: Of course he didn't. Mark's not like that. Like i said he was upset which i get. But no he didn't raise his hand to me.
Kate: Okay. Now by the sounds of it you two have a friends lunch date.
Veracity: Yeah. I'll come by the Hold up tonight and we can catch up.
Kate: Sounds good.
(She nods her head at her as she turns and walks off to go down and meet up with Mark. Down in the garage Mark's waiting by his truck as someone walks up to him.)
Mark: Whatever it is you want i don't have it.
(He turns and looks at him.)
Chicago: Oh you're no fun.
Mark: I've heard that a lot.
Chicago: So it would seem. What you?
Mark: I was here to see Kate.
Mark: It's still weird seeing her again.
Chicago: She didn't die Mark. She just went missing.
Mark: Yeah i know. I was actually nervous about going up and talking to her.
Chicago: Well. She's still here so.
Mark: Yeah. And why you are here?
Chicago: I was told by Veracity's boy toy to keep an eye on her.
Mark: Why he afraid he's gonna lose her to me?
(He laughs at him.)
Chicago: You'd think that was it.
Chicago: Yes it is.
Chicago: I sure as hell hope he does. He doesn't deserve her.
Mark: No he doesn't. But than again that's who she chose to be with.
Chicago: That why you're still waiting down in the parking garage for her.
Mark: We're going out to lunch as friends nothing more.
Chicago: Oh believe me i'm not judging you. I can tell how she still looks at you Mark. She still loves you.
Mark: Tell that to her bandmates.
Chicago: Trust me. Me and others have been. But everytime we walk away.
Mark: I know. And i believe it.
(He laughs at him.)
Mark: Anyway. I gotta get going.
Chicago: Okay. Look Mark.
(He looks at him.)
Chicago: Don't let Casey's lies keep you from trying to rebuild your friendship with the other members of the band.
Mark: I'm trying my hardest. But every time i think i'm making progress with them. He comes up with another lie that gets them to hate me so i'm not even going to try
anymore. You can tell them i said that for all i care.
(He opens the door and gets into the truck as Veracity walks up to it and gets in once she's in he looks at her and smiles as she closes the door and he starts it up
then leaves as Chicago stands there annoyed.)
Chicago: Damn it.
(Later over at one of the diners in Gotham Mark's showing Veracity his idea for the restaurant and she's looking it over.)
Veracity: Wow. This is actually a really good idea.
Mark: Yeah your sister thinks so.
Veracity: Yeah. Kate's got a lot of faith in people even if she doesn't let it show.
(He looks at her and laughs.)
Veracity: You have any ideas on where you want it to be?
Mark: Anywhere really. As long as it's not in Chicago or Llanview.
Veracity: Dorian Lord?
Veracity: And you can't stay away from Chicago forever Mark.
Mark: Yeah i know. And i know it's a big city.
Veracity: It is. And you have other friends at the firehouse.
Mark: Brett and Foster don't count.
(She puts her head down and starts laughing.)
Mark: Yeah i know who you mean't. But their not as pretty to look at it.
Veracity: Yeah Mark i think.
Mark: Yeah i know. Their dating. And i'm okay with that. One of the many idea's i had for this is it welcomes in anyone. Not just straight people like.
Veracity: Yeah i remember Kate telling me about her and Sophie being there and the owner threw them out.
Mark: See. I knew Batwoman should of gone in there beaten him up.
(She looks at him and laughs as one of the other girls from the band walks in and Mark sees who it is and gets upset. Seeing his mood change she turns to see who it is
and smiles at him.)
Veracity: I know his lie screwed up your friendship with Calamity the most. But Mark don't let his lie get to you.
Mark: It's mostly getting to them. And they all know damn well i'd never raise a hand to you.
Veracity: I know that. And Mark i'm sorry he's putting you through hell.
Mark: Yeah well when Severide found out about the lie he chewed into him. Off the clock that is.
Veracity: Always good to hear.
(As they continue to sit there and talk Calamity walks over to them.)
(Mark looks at her and then gets up to leave.)
Mark: Well Vera it was nice seeing you.
Veracity: You too.
Mark: And no worries this is on me.
(He hands her the money and she smiles at him. As he grabs up his things and leaves the diner as Veracity looks at her friend annoyed.)
Veracity: We were just talking.
Calamity: I know that.
Veracity: Well then stop acting like he's gonna do what Casey keeps claiming he'll do.
(She looks at her and can tell she's annoyed with them.)
Calamity: What you want us to do?
Veracity: Stop acting like the way we were before Mark and the Bellas came into our lives. Because that's who Casey wants not me and not the Bellas.
(She looks at her and then looks off. As she looks at her.)
Veracity: Look i get you three are protect of. But so's Mark.
Veracity: Cal Mark was in our life long before Matt Casey was. And you three know damn well he wouldn't hurt me. Was he upset over the break up yes he was. But he
packed up his things and left that black eye you guys saw on me came from Casey.
(She looks at her.)
Veracity: I wouldn't give him what he wanted back then and he punched me and if it hadn't of been for Mark showing up when he did he would of done a lot worse. And the
only reason he made up that lie was because Mark went and laid into him at work. He wanted you three to turn against him and given how you guys have been treating him
like shit it would seem like he had. You've known Mark for over ten years Cal. Do you honestly think he would ever hit me?
Calamity: No i don't.
Veracity: Well when you three pull your heads out of your asses go and find him.
(She walks up to the cashier to go and pay for their food as Calamity looks around annoyed. Outside Mark's getting ready to get into his truck as someone walks up to
him he turns to see who it is and goes to get in but he grabs him and turns him around.)
Mark: What you want? You've are ready got the girl and turned three of my bestfriends against me. So be happy with your little happy miserable life.
Casey: And why is that?
Mark: Because Veracity won't ever love you like she loves me.
(With that Casey punched him sending his head to the side.)
Casey: Watch it.
Mark: Watch what? Telling the truth. What you gonna if i don't. You gonna hit Veracity again. And then blame it on me again. Oh no wait you've are ready done that.
(He looks at him and then looks off.)
Casey: Keep it up Mark.
Mark: Yes dear.
(He attacks him sending him into his truck as he hits it Mark knees him in the stomach getting him to double over in pain then he throws him to the ground he looks at
Mark: Go back to Chicago Casey and stay there.
(He gets up and goes after him again sending Mark into his truck again Mark being able to hold his own gets him in the face and throws him into the truck getting him
to go back to the ground. He grabs out his phone and text Sophie who rushes off towards him with Julia with her once the text is sent he throws the phone back into his
truck and closes the door. As Casey goes after him again and starts beating on him until a couple of Crows rush forward and grab him off of Mark and throws him to the
ground. And cuff him as Sophie pulls up and stops the SUV and puts it into park once it's in park she shuts it off and they both get out of it and head to Mark to look
him over. As they get to him he starts getting up and leans on the car next to him.)
Sophie: You are right?
(He looks at Casey who looks annoyed.)
Sophie: Get him down to head Quarters.)
Agent: Yes ma'am.
(They walk off with him as Mark looks around annoyed.)
Sophie: What set him off this time?
Mark: What doesn't set that prick off?
Sophie: You were with Veracity?
Mark: Yeah. I was just showing her some ideas about a restaurant that i wanna open up here but.
Sophie: You can't be around her?
Mark: Apparently i can't be.
Sophie: I'd go and see Mary.
Mark: Yes ma'am.
(He walks off to go and see Mary. As he walks off she looks at Julia.)
Julia: How is it that bastard is still out on the streets.
Sophie: Veracity won't press charges and neither will Mark out of fear of upsetting her.
Julia: Yeah well in my opinion he just assaulted a Crows agent.
Sophie: I know.
(She nods her head at her. Later over at Mary's clinic Mark's there getting looked over by her as Kate walks in.)
Kate: What happened?
Mark: I was just leaving the diner when Calamity walked in and not wanting to start argument with her i got up and left not before i paid for the food but.
Mark: As i was getting into my truck Casey showed up and started in on me.
(She looks at him and then looks off.)
Mary: Seriously Kate why is that jackass still out on the street?
Kate: I don't know.
Mark: Because Vera won't press charges and well because of me.
Kate: Why not?
Mark: I don't want to upset her.
Kate: Mark he's beating the hell out of you in broad daylight.
Mark: I know.
Kate: So know what you do?
Mark: He'll be back out on the streets within the hour.
(She looks at him and then looks off.)
Mary: Well you gotta do something Mark. He comes after you again and only this time it being at night.
Mark: I don't think he really cares about the bat Mary.
Mary: If i were him i would.
(He looks at her and laughs.)
Kate: She's right Mark.
Mark: I know.
(She smiles at him as Ryan walks into the room. Seeing her Mary's face lights up getting her to smile at her which gets both Mark and Kate to look over at her and
Mark: I do believe your sister has a crush.
(Kate laughs at him.)
Mary: I do not. Shut up.
(They start laughing at her as Ryan walks up to them.)
Ryan: I was at work when i got told by Calamity that Casey went nuts.
(He gets off of the table and looks at her.)
Mark: What she say?
Ryan: Just that you were able to hold your own and beat the hell out of him.
Mark: I didn't do nearly as much as he deserved.
Ryan: Oh believe me i know.
(He nods his head at her.)
Mark: Anyway. I better go.
Kate: Okay. Oh hey. I talked to Luke.
Kate: He came up with these buildings here not to far from the Hold up.
(He takes the list from her and looks through them.)
Mark: Oh wow. There's a lot of them.
Kate: There is. Narrow it down to the ones you wanna look at and i'll get work on showing you around them.
Mark: Yeah okay thanks Kate.
Kate: You're welcome.
Mark: I gotta tell ya.
Mark: I've actually missed having you around. I mean don't get me wrong Ryan's hot and all but.
(Ryan starts laughing at Mary's face.)
Mark: But you're my favorite Batwoman.
(He kisses her cheek getting her to laugh at him as he walks off.)
Mark: And i know you're Sophie's.
(She looks at him as Mary and Ryan start laughing at her face.)
Mary: Or Reagan's?
(Ryan continues to laugh at her.)
Mark: Or Julia's.
Kate: Would you.
(He starts laughing.)
Ryan: Or what's that reporters name from Catco?
(She goes to walk off but Mark grabs her and hugs her getting her to laugh at them then he pulls away from her.)
Kate: Stop it. I just got back again and getting into a relationship not on the top of my list.
Mark: I know. Anyway. I better go. And when i chose one there anyway i can bring someone in to help me out?
Kate: Yeah that's fine.
Mark: Okay cool i'll see ya.
Kate: Okay. Besides. I heard Reagan's seeing someone else?
Mark: I don't know. I haven't seen Reagan since the journal was taken and after Julia cornerd her in a parking lot.
Kate: Yeah i'm still pissed at her about that.
Mark: If you think you're the only one.
Ryan: Is this Reagan good looking by any chance?
Mark: Oh she's gorgeous.
Kate: She is.
Mark: And related to Oliver Queen.
Ryan: As in?
Mark: As in the Green Arrow.
Ryan: She's better.
(Kate looks at her and hugs her getting her to laugh as Mark walks off laughing. Then walks back over to them.)
Mark: She's right.
Kate: Well thank you. But never let Oliver hear you say that. Actually no let him hear you say it.
Mary: Yeah even her ex girlfriend is a fan of the Bat?
Kate: Oh really?
Ryan: Yeah. But don't ever tell her i told you.
Kate: Will do.
Mark: Now i better go. Before anyone starts questioning things.
(He turns and walks off to go back over to Crow Head Quarters.)
Ryan: He's still in love with your guys sister isn't he?
Mary: He is.
(She nods her head at them. Then Mary hands her a note and she picks it up to read it and then looks at her.)
Mary: Yeah. Anyway. So Batwoman is better then the Green Arrow?
Mary: You really shouldn't of told her that.
(Mary laughs at her. Over the next few months Mark's restaurant has been going through a remodel after picking the building he's going to use for his restaurant he
called in his step father to do the remodel as the work on it continues it starts getting the attention of reporters from his hometown to Port Charles and other places
and once learning of him getting ready to open up his own restaurant in Gotham Dorian showed up trying to cause trouble but was told to hake from the Crows when she
showed up to his place of business she continued to try and stop him from opening it there and he just laughed at her.)
Mark: You know this is Gotham right?
Dorian: Yes i do.
Mark: You have no standing here. So do me a favor go back to Llanview and stay there. I don't need a gold digger telling me what i can and can't do in Gotham. So i
would leave before i have you arrested for harassment.
(Then he walked around her and walked the rest of the way to his restaurant as he got there he walked up to his former step father.)
(He looked over at him and smiled.)
Mark: Hey. How's it going?
Charlie: Good. You wanna take a look?
(They both walk inside after he handed him a hard hat as they walked in he looked around the area.)
Mark: This is starting look like well a restaurant.
(He starts laughing then calms down.)
Charlie: And if things keep going the way they are you should be able to open up for business in two weeks.
Mark: Okay awesome. I've are ready been looking into Managers and well other things.
Charlie: Hey you hire whoever you believe will run this place as smoothly as Kate runs the Hold up.
(He laughs at him then calms down as they continue to walk through the building. Once the tour was over with they walked out and Mark handed him the hard hat back and
walks off to go back to work. As the remodel on his restaurant continues Mark asked Mary and Ryan to do him a favor and asked them to find some of the best people to
hire for his restaurant when they could.)
Mary: Yeah sure. We can do that.
Mark: Okay thank you. And when you get the interviews set up let me know and i'll do the interviews are right.
Mark: Okay good.
(He turned and walked off. After weeks of doing interviews and walking through his building which is getting to look more and more like a restaurant and with Mark
being so busy hasn't been able to think of a name for the restaurant until he talked to Michael and he told him a name he could name it and got both Carly and Sonny's
permission to use the name and he went to the sign depot and handed them design for the sign and they agreed to make it then told him they'd deliver it to his
restaurant and he nodded his head at them and then left. All of this is leading up to a week before his restaurant's grand opening Mark got a call from his former Step
father and went down to the restaurant as he got there he stopped the truck and found someone he hadn't seen in almost year.)
(She turned and looked at him.)
(He walks over to her and hugged her then pulled away from her.)
Mark: How's it going?
Reagan: Good. Your step father let me take a look around the restaurant.
Reagan: Looks really good inside.
Mark: Thank you.
Reagan: You're welcome. So you're a week away from the grand opening.
Mark: I am.
Reagan: How's it feel?
Mark: It feels good. I can't wait. We've got the kitchen staff the severs the waiters bussers and i'm guessing you're the new Bartender.
Mark: Well than I'm happy you're here.
(She laughs at him.)
Mark: Why here?
Reagan: I just couldn't work with assholes anymore.
Mark: You worked over at Molly's?
Reagan: So see asshole central.
(Mark starts laughing then calms down.)
Mark: You didn't have to quit Reagan.
Reagan: I know that. But i couldn't work there anymore and have Casey saying things that might of gotten me to punch his lights out.
Mark: Well thank you.
Reagan: You're welcome. You ever patch things up with the other Evermoist members?
Mark: I've been trying but everytime i try.
Reagan: Casey comes up with another lie that makes them hate you all over again right?
Reagan: Well maybe someday Veracity will wise up and dump him.
Mark: Yeah i don't see that happening.
Reagan: I can't say that i blame you.
(Then the two people he called here show up and walk up to him.)
Mark: Carly Sonny.
(She hugs him then pulls away from him as shakes Sonny's hand.)
Sonny: What's going on?
Mark: I wanted to show you guys something.
(He walks over to the tarp him along with Oliver pull it down and show them the name of the restaurant they see the name and nealy lose it.)
Mark: Welcome to Morgan's.
(Carly walks over to him and hugs him again getting him to smile at her then pulls away from him.)
Reagan: Whose idea was this?
(She laughs at him as she looks up at it.)
Reagan: You're one hell of a friend.
Mark: I like to think so.
(She laughs at him as she's seeing him a little differently. Then he sees Calamity and walks over to her.)
(She looks at him and smiles at him.)
Calamity: Hey. Wow Morgan's.
Mark: Yeah. That was actually his brother's idea.
Calamity: That's actually a really good name for it.
Mark: It is.
Calamity: Hey look Mark i just wanted to come and apologize for the hell me and the other two girls have put you through.
Mark: Yeah well.
Calamity: We all knew deep down that it wasn't true but.
Mark: No hey Call i get it. You three are protect of her. I get it.
Calamity: Okay. So it okay if i bring Beca to this?
Mark: You really think i'd keep you and the other girls from coming to the grand opening.
Calamity: Thought had crossed our minds.
Mark: Well i wouldn't. All of you are welcomed.
Calamity: Okay. I'll go and tell them.
Mark: Okay. Oh hey.
(She looks at him.)
Mark: I actually have a stage in there so if you guys wanna perform the opening night i wouldn't say no.
(She laughs at him.)
Calamity: It's amazing.
Calamity: We've been treating you so bad and you're still willing to let us play for you?
Mark: Believe it or not Cal i do still love you guys. Even if three out of the four went back to their old ways.
Calamity: I'm sorry. And trust me. Me and Beca have had a lot of fights on that subject.
Calamity: With her being as tiny as she is. She still gets her point across.
(Mark laughs at her then calms down.)
Mark: At least you know she loves you.
Calamity: I do actually. I don't know what i'd do if i ever lost her.
Mark: I hear ya.
(She laughs at him.)
Calamity: Anyway. I'll see ya.
(She turns and walks off as Mark stands there and smiles to himself as Reagan walks up to him.)
Reagan: That looked promising.
Mark: Yeah it did. You are right?
Reagan: Yeah. That was really sweet of you.
(She points back at the sign.)
Mark: Yeah. I mean Morgan had his issues but he was still damn good guy whose life was ended way to soon.
(She nods her head at him.)
(She laughs at him as they walk back over to the other's. Over the next week Mark and Charlie do the last minute touches on the restaurant once everything is done on
it Mark looks at it and smiles at it. Later that night over at his apartment he's sitting at the table looking over some papers for his soon to be restaurant with
thanks to his former step-father should be open within the next few days. As he's looking it over someone knocks on the door he gets up to go and answer it as he gets
to the door he opens it to find Chase there.)