Cy: I feel a little sad. It''s been a lot of fun with you two.
Natalie: I know what you mean. Do you have any plans?
Cy: Yes, I plan to spend some more time with Linda.
Natalie: Good for you! What about Omega? Will you stay with the company?
Cy: I think so. I''m going to make an announcement at the meeting about my research and latest discovery. I''m hoping Linda and I can continue to work together on it.
Natalie: Do you think the shareholders have heard anything about the drug lab?
Cy: Who knows? The DEA promised to keep it out of the papers for 3 days, But if any of the employees heard about it and told others
(he pauses) Well, gossip travels fast!
Natalie: What could the shareholders do to the company? Would the board members lose their jobs?
Cy: The shareholders legally own shares of the company, so collectively they own the company. They get one vote per share, so they could vote on electing a new board or the right to demand distributions
Natalie: Do you really think that will happen?
Cy: If they are worried about the company closing, they will want to get their money out as soon as possible. The shareholders have the right to a company''s assets during liquidation, but their rights are subordinate to any creditors. They could lose all their money invested in Omega.
Natalie: I can understand why there will be some very anxious people at the meeting.
Cy: Especially since this is an impromptu meeting. A meeting wasn''t scheduled until next March. .(Steve comes out of the bedroom with a suitcase.)
Steve: I just called for the limo driver and he''ll be here in a few minutes.
Cy: Steve, do you plan on coming back?
Steve: I don''t know, Cy. But I will call you as soon as possible. Maybe tomorrow evening. (looking at Natalie) Have you made your flight reservation?
Natalie: No, I haven''t
Cy: I talked her into staying a little longer. I''m taking Linda and Natalie out for lunch.
Steve: Looking at watch.) I better get downstairs. Goodbye, Cy. It''s been a pleasure meeting you. (shakes hands) Goodbye, Natalie. I wish you lots of happiness. If you change your mind about calling me
Natalie: Goodbye, Steve. (trying not to cry.)
Cy: We''ll go downstairs with you.
Steve: No, that''s all right; the limo is coming right away. I''d rather just say "goodbye" here. (he hurries out the door.)
They both stare at the door, sad at Steve''s abrupt departure.
Cy: I guess we should be leaving soon, too. I told Linda to meet us at the Palmer House for lunch. The meeting will be in one of the ballrooms.
Natalie: (wiping her eyes) I don''t know if I did the right thing.
Cy: What do you mean? (They both sit down.)
Natalie: I told Steve we shouldn''t see each other until after the divorce.
Cy: Do you mind if I ask why?
Natalie: At the time, I thought it was important that we could start seeing each other with a "clean slate".
Cy: And now you are regretting telling him that?
Cy: Then call him and let him know how you feel.
Natalie: He''s going to think I''m a "scatter-brain."
Cy: Not a chance! Call him. (He stands up) Let''s get out of here; maybe go for a walk?
Natalie: Isn''t it too early to meet Linda?
Cy: We could walk down Michigan Avenue and do some window shopping. Or we could walk over to the Art Institute.
Natalie: Why don''t we save the trip to the Art Institute for later? I read in the newspaper, there are over 300,000 works of art. Some of it is by Grant Wood, Edward Hopper and also a collection by Monet. We wouldn''t have enough time to really enjoy seeing the paintings.
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