Brooke and Dimitri
by Santos and Marcie
Dimitri and Brooke had been acquaintances for many years, but they were
not close friends nor
had they ever been romantically involved. They first met when Brooke did a story on Dimitri's wife Angelique in
1992. Edmund came to town because he and Angelique had grown up together and he wanted to make sure she was alright. He fell
in love with Brooke and soon found out he and Dimitri were half brothers- they both had the same father.
Dimitri refused to believe that his father had an affair with Edmund's mother, who was a servant.
This led to many, many fights between Edmund and Dimitri. Brooke often served as a peace-maker between the two brothers and
continued in that role right up until Dimitri left town in 2000. Dimitri always listened to Brooke and she stood up to him
on many occasions during the time Edmund was trying to prove his paternity. This was the basis of their friendship.
1997 there was a plane crash in which Maria, Edmund's wife, was killed. Brooke became romantically involved with the man responsible
for the crash, Jim Thomasen, although she didn't know he was responsible at the time. Brooke became involved
with Dimitri when Edmund asked Dimitri to help him investigate Jim Thomasen. When Brooke was told that Jim was
responsible for the crash that killed Maria she was shattered and Dimitri put his arms around her and comforted her.
was tracking down more information when he was abducted by
Thomasen and held captive in an aqueduct. Dimitri followed
and rescued Edmund. Meanwhile, Brooke thought that both Edmund and
Dimitri were dead. She
lured Jim to Stuart's Art Gallery and when he
threatened Jamie and taunted Brooke about what he was going to do to Jamie
that Edmund and Dimitri were dead, she shot him with a gun that
Dimitri had given her for protection.
to the Gallery and found Brooke holding the gun and Jim
dead on the floor. When the police arrived he said
that he had killed
Jim. After much questioning, Brooke was allowed to leave the Police
Station and attempted to fly
to Jamie on Dimitri's plane. While they
were in the airport, Brooke asked him why he was helping her and he
that he was trying to improve his tarnished image. She
laughed at him....that he was using her, a woman who had
just shot a man
four times in the back to improve his image. They talked more and became
closer. The assitant
DA arrived arrived and arrested them both. They
ended up in adjoining cells. The spent part of the time singing
camp songs and talking. [This was a very good episode as Dimitri stayed with her all night to keep up her
spirits. This was when there were first
signs of attraction between them]. Dimitri paid Brooke's bail
were both released in the morning.
Brooke's trial got underway and things were not going well, so Dimitri
convinced Brooke to
take Jamie and leave the country.
After much pressure from Tad/Dixie and Edmund, ...Dimitri told them
where Brooke was
and she returned and finished the trial. Thanks to
some pictures that Tad manufactured, she was found innocent.During
trial, Brooke came to depend more and more on Dimitri and they became very
close. Dimitri had begun to have
a romantic interest in Brooke and
they shared many close and tender moments.
At the party celebrating Brooke's
acquittal Dimitri talked with Brooke
and asked if they could continue their friendship. She turned him down
said that their relationship could go no further, that she was not
ready for a complicated relationship. Dimitri
was crushed but
Just before the Crystal Ball, Brooke asked Dimitri if he would be her
She admitted to him that she regretted having turned him down
after her trial. But it was too late, he had already
agreed to be