Diary - Romantic chronicles written by Judith Pinsker and
based on the story by Claire Labine as seen on the ABC soap
opera GENERAL HOSPITAL.
"Robin's Diary" (Daytime Press, 1995) began on January 23,
1994 when teenager Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), a hard
working A-student met a rude, arrogant high school drop out
named Michael Cates (Michael Sutton) who called himself "Stone."
In an attempt to figure out
her feelings about this seemingly macho bad-boy, Robin recorded
her thoughts in a diary. Her diary soon revealed a deep and
everlasting bond forming between these two obviously different
Robin and Stone consummated their love on February 4, 1995
at the Harborside Motel, a motel that travel books referred to
as "economy class." But as Robin noted "It was the first time I
ever actually felt beautiful."
Within the year more happiness:
Stone's inability to excel academically was explained by a
diagnosis of dyslexia. Filled with joy, Robin wrote "It's like a
new life is beginning for him."
But Stone soon became distant
and finally disappeared. When Robin found him, she was caught in
the crossfire of bullets. Jumping on Robin to protect her from
death, Stone got shot but then, once again, disappeared into the
Out of her mind in grief, Robin suddenly flashed on the Harborside Motel, traveled to it and found Stone bleeding to
death in the same room they both first made love. There, Stone
revealed the reason he ran away. He was diagnosed HIV positive.
Robin quickly arranged for Stone to be hospitalized and from
that day forward both were inseparable. Robin later tested HIV
negative on May 24, 1995. Unfortunately, on November 29, 1995,
Stone died. In the quiet of that last moment, Robin tenderly
kissed his eyes closed and said "Good-Bye, my love. God Bless.
Portions of the proceeds from the sale of Robin's Diary were
donated to AIDS-related organizations.
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