In Young Hollywood, Episode 3: Doctor Uncle, revenge takes a backseat when a tragic accident, puts gifted surgeon, Adrian Banovic at a crossroad. His goal is to protect his niece’s reputation at any cost.
Six years ago, Adrian Banovic disappeared, leaving his family to fear the worst. Upon the death of their father, his brother, Robin Banovic discovered that their father had hired a detective to find Adrian. One month later, the detective turns up dead.
Robin, decides to hire his own detective, who suffered the same fate. Before the trail of dead bodies could lead Robin to Adrian, the trail gets cold.
Kevin, Robin’s eldest son, is the only person who knows Adrian’s whereabouts, but he isn’t talking.
Previously… (in FPS 5: Bad Uncle)
When Kevin’s lifestyle puts innocent L’Wren in danger, his retaliation brings his ruthless uncle, Adrian out from the shadows and into a world of trouble.
“You got any kids?” Adriana asked.
“No, why? Look up.” Adrian Banovic shined his pen-light into her eyes.
“How come you’re so nice to me and mean to everyone else?”
“Look down. I like you, you remind me of my niece.”
“What’s she like?” Adriana’s eyes lit up with curiosity.
“Follow my pen without turning your head.” He held the pen in front of her face and slowly moved it from right to left. “She’s your age. Feisty as hell, don’t take shit from anybody. If she wants something she goes after it and nothing can stop her,” pride filled his voice.
“You must really love her.”
“There’s nothing I won’t do for her.”
There was a brief pause between them and Adriana picked up on his sadness.
“What’s her name?”
“Monkey.” He said quickly, “Got any headaches?”
Adriana laughed. “That’s not a name. Just a little.”
“I used to call her that. How’s your vision, blurry? Clear?”
“Clear. Why’d you call her that?”
“When she was a little girl, she used to climb up my arm like a monkey.” He searched her face to see if the memory of their time together registered. It did not.
“Where is she now?”
“She’s um, she’s out there, somewhere.”
“Why don’t you find her?”
“You ask too many questions. Get some rest, I’ll check on you in the morning.”
“Is my dad coming tonight?”
“Yeah, he’ll be here soon.”
“I want to wait up for him.”
“Okay, but keep your eyes closed, they’re very sensitive.”
Adrian turned down the lights in her room and paused to look at her. He longed to kiss his niece on her head the way he did when she was little. To her, he was just her ill-mannered doctor. A role he was willing to accept if it meant that she would be spared the pain of remembering the horrible night that brought her to this place, or that he left without saying goodbye so many years ago. Continue reading