S&B: The College Years by Stacy


S&B: The College Years

The Main Characters:

Brenda Barrett - College freshman
Sonny Corinthos - College Senior
Lois Cerello - College freshman, Brenda's best friend & roommate
Ned Ashton - College Junior
Kyle Johnson - College Sophomore, Sonny's roommate
Kara Anderson - College freshman, Kyle's girlfriend
Ryan Schneider - College Sophomore, Ned's roommate has his eye on Brenda

~I will add in more characters as they come. I am only having Sonny and Brenda 3
years apart. This is taking place in their college years. It will take place at NYU. And they
all have apartment's off campus. So, things will not be anything like now they would be on
the show --not really.~

Chapter 1:

Lois and Brenda park their car and make their way to the building where they will
have their English class in.

''Lo, you have to walk faster or we're going to be late.'' Brenda says as she books it
down the hall.

Lois shakes her head as she tries to keep up with her best friend. ''Bren, slow down.
It's only the first day. What are they going to do - kick us out?'' Lois says with a laugh.


''You never know!'' Brenda yells as she continues at her fast speed.

Lois continues to lag behind Brenda and then she feels a close body rub next to hers
and she looks over. '' Oh, hey - Ryan.''

''Is that all I get?'' He says with a smile. He sees Brenda walking at a fast pace not
paying attention to anyone. Almost as if she is preoccupied.

''What's with her?'' Ryan asks.

Lois yells so Brenda will hear her. ''She thinks she running a marathon or something!''

Brenda stops as she hears Lois. ''I heard that.'' She sees Ryan and smiles. ''Hi.''

''Hey, yourself. Your looking absolutely stunning this morning. What room are you in?''
Ryan asks Brenda.

''Room 202. You?'' Brenda asks.

''Same. And here we are. Looks like you and me beautiful.'' Ryan whispers as he
wraps his arms around her shoulder.

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Sonny and Kyle are walking to the English class that they are both dreading. Sonny
stops dead in his tracks when he is struck by beauty. He looks at her - the 5'5'',
brown hair and brown eye beauty. She was laughing and she lit up when she laughed.
She took his breath away.

''What's with you? See a ghost?'' Kyle asks jokingly.

''Who is *that*?'' Sonny mutters.

''That? Oh, that's Brenda Barrett. But, you don't want to get to know her.'' Kyle
answers back.

''Why's that?'' Sonny asks.

''She's a freshman. Besides, look's like someone else is going in for the kill.'' Kyle says with
a smirk.

''Oh, Ryan? Who cares? He couldn't get her anyway!'' Sonny replies.

Sonny takes his eye away from Kyle and back on Brenda. She was laughing with
Ryan and Lois. Him and Lois went way back. He hadn't seen her since junior high.
She would definately be shocked to see him here. He watched Brenda place her arms
on Ryan's shoulder and he thougth to himself that maybe he had some competition if he
wanted to get to know her.

''Oh, really?'' Kyle says. He laughs as he makes his way into the English classroom.
Sonny follows him and passes Brenda and Lois - and of course Ryan.

''I'll save you a seat.'' Ryan says as he walks in the room.

Brenda is spaced out and Lois notices. She flashes her hands in front of Brenda's face.
''Earth to Brenda! Hello! Anyone in there?'' Lois asks.

Coming out of her trance. ''Oh, sorry. Did you see that guy, Lo?''

''Yeah. I think that was Sonny. He use to be friends with my brothers until he moved.
Actually I am surprised to see him in college. He wasn't exactly book smart, if you know
what I mean.'' Lois rambles on.

''Who cares. He's sooo hot! Introduce me.'' Brenda pleads.

''He might not even remember me.'' Lois replies.

''Please, Lois!'' Brenda answers.

''Let's just go in the class first.'' Lois says.

Brenda and Lois make their way into the classroom. They see Kara sitting by Kyle
and Sonny. Brenda looks at him - he looked so hot in his denim jeans that fit him
nicely and his navy blue sweater. Brenda didn't want to look at him. She didn't want him to
notice that she had her eyes on him. She could feel him watching her, but was determined
not to look.

Sonny looked at her casually and watched her slim figure come his way. He felt like he
couldn't breath. There she was - walking towards him. What was he going to do?
What should he say?

Brenda nudged at Lois' arm as they approached the desks by Sonny, Kyle, Kara, and
Ryan. ''All right. Just cool it!'' Lois snaps under her breath.

There Brenda was standing right in front of Sonny. Sonny stopped talking with the
guys as she stood in front of him. He looked up at her and she looked down at him.
Their eyes met.

Lois noticed the looks and she decided to do this favor for Brenda. ''Sonny, there is
someone I would like you to meet.''

Chapter 2:

**NOTE: I am switching the class to History instead of English**

Sonny smiles at Lois and shifts in his seat. “Hi, Lois. And who is this person you’d like
me to meet?” Sonny asks her as he flashes those dimples.

Lois points to Brenda. “Sonny Corinthos.....meet Brenda Barrett.”

Sonny extends his hand “Nice to meet you - Brenda.” Brenda places her hand in his and
they shake.

Brenda pulls her hand away before he senses that she is nervous and is sweating a little.
“Nice to meet you. Lois, tells me you guys grew up together.”

“Yeah. Until I moved. You look good, Lois. You’ve grown nicely.” Sonny says with a
smile.

Brenda looks at him and then at Lois, “What was going on? Did he like Lois? Was
something wrong with her?” She asked herself.

“Stop that, Corinthos! Is there something you want?” Lois snaps.

“I’ll talk to you later.” He replies. “So, Brenda - “

“Yes.” Brenda says anxiously.

Before Sonny can get a word in the instructor walks in to the filled autorium History class.

“Ok. Sorry I’m late. Let’s get started.” Says Mrs. Miller.

Brenda and Lois take a seat in the row behind Sonny and Kyle - next to Kara. Brenda
rolls her eyes as class begins to start.

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Throughout the whole class Brenda couldn’t concentrate. Sonny was sitting in front of
her. She couldn’t help but wonder if he liked Lois or if he could possibly like her.
Everytime she looked down at him Ryan turned around and smiled. She wished Ned
would’ve been there that day so he could keep Ryan in line - speaking of which - where
was Ned?

Sonny wanted this class to be over - and fast. He wanted to turn around and just take a
peek at Brenda, but he didn’t dare. What if she thought he was annoying. He couldn’t
push too much - besides, what if she liked Ryan? Sonny wondered if Brenda was thinking
about him the way he was thinking about her?

“I am going to cut class short today. Please have the first 30 pages read by Monday.”
Mrs. Miller says as she dismisses class.

Everyone let out a sigh of relief. Even though it was the first day of classes the all
couldn’t wait to get home and get ready for the first party. They had started school on a
Thursday which seemed dumb to everyone. Thursday night was - party night!

They all piled out of the classroom and went their seperate ways and to their classes.

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~Later that day after their classes were over~

Brenda and Lois walk into their apartment and their machine was beeping.

“I am going to check our machine, Lo.” Brenda called out.

“Ok!” Lois yelled back from the bathroom.

MACHINE: Hey, guys! It’s Kara. Look, there is a party tonight.....everyone ready to
party? Everyone will be there - Kyle, Ned, Sonny, and yeah I know, sorry Bren, Ryan.
Give me a call.

Brenda’s heart started to beat faster after she heard Kara mention Sonny’s name. She
smiled of the thought of dancing close with him.

Lois comes out of the bathroom. “Who was on the machine?”

“Ready to party?” Brenda says with a smile.

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Sonny walks in the door of his and Kyle’s apartment. Kyle was just hanging up the phone.

“Hey. Are you coming out with us tonight?” Kyle asks Sonny.

“Where?”

“There is a party tonight, man.”

“Naw....I think I will skip it for tonight. Besides, I don’t have anyone to go with.” Sonny
says as he trails into the kitchen.

“Brenda will be there.” Kyle said with a smirk.

Chapter 3:

Lois smiles at Brenda after the mention of a party! She hoped Ned was going to be
there. He was cute, but a little stuffy. Maybe she could be the one to loosen him up.

''Who's going to be there?'' Lois asks nonchalantly.

Brenda knew where she was going with this. Lois wanted to know if Ned was going to be
there. ''Oh, everybody. Why? Are you wondering if *Ned* is going to be there?'' Brenda
says with a smirk.

Lois hated when she did that. Brenda knew she had a thing for Ned, but she continued
to give her a had time about it. ''Ok, ok - girlfriend. Is he going to be there?''

''Yes, he is and so is....'' Brenda decided not to say another word.

''Oh....Sonny is going I take it.'' Brenda says with a laugh.

''Yes! Help me find something to wear. I have nothing to wear.'' Brenda screeches in
panic.

''Are you kidding me? You have the biggest closet.'' Brenda gives Lois a look and
Lois gives in. ''Ok! Let's go see what we can find.''

Brenda races to her room and the two girls pick out outfits for the night.

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Sonny had turned around at Kyle's last remark and then shot him a dirty look. Sonny
turned back again and headed straight for the kitchen.

Kyle followed him. ''Come on, maybe you two can spend some time together.''

''I doubt it.''

“Why do you say that? You don't think Ryan won her heart over, do you?'' Kyle asks.
''Who knows. I saw the way he kept on looking at her in class.''

''Sonny, Brenda cannot *stand* him. He's an annoyance to her, but I did happen to
see the way she was looking at you.'' Kyle says with a smirk.

Sonny turned around after he heard that. He wondered if Brenda could really like him.
''Like what?''

''Oh, like she would....you know.'' Kyle says.

''Fine. We'll go. I have a few errands to run, so I will see you there.'' Sonny tells him.

“Ok. But don't be too late or Ryan will be all around her.'' Kyle says.

''Ok! See ya at the party.'' Sonny says.

He grabs a sandwhich and heads out the door. Kyle smiles at his friend.

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Ned walks into his apartment and sees Ryan sitting on the couch eating and watching
TV.

''Anything good on?'' Ned asks.

Ryan turns to look at his roommmate. ''No. But where were you today in class?''

''Oh, couldn't make it. Will be there tomorrow. So, what's going on tonight?''

''Party! Coming?'' Ryan asks.

''Sure. Your going, right?'' Ned asks.

''Of course! Wouldn't miss a chance of seeing that beauty Brenda. I bet she will look
hot!'' Ryan says with a smirk.

“Your dreaming.” Ned replies.

“Maybe not.” Ryan answers back.

Ned shakes his head. ''Ryan, when are you going to leave that one alone? She doesn't
like you.'' Ned says as he walks into his room.

Ryan looks back at the TV and smiles. ''Oh, she will.'' Ryan says.


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Lois picks up the phone and calls Kara.

''Hello.'' Kara says.

''It's Lois. Me and Brenda are going to make a stop, so we'll see you at the party.''

''OK. I'll see you there.'' Kara says.

They hang up and Kara switches back to her other line.

''Kyle, still there?'' Kara asks.

''Yeah. Sonny is stopping by later. I'll pick you up in a few hours.'' Kyle tells her.

Kara says ok and they hang up.

Chapter 4:

~Later that night at the party~

Kara and Kyle arrive and they don’t see any of their friends.

“Oh, great. Look who’s here. Jon and Mike.” Kara says with a look of
disappointment.

“Great. We will have to keep Mike away from Brenda as much as possible, so Sonny
can get close to her. “ Kyle says.

“What about Jon and Lois? Lois likes Ned.”

“Yeah, but that might help Ned loosen up.” Kyle says with a laugh.

Kara and Kyle hit the dance floor - or dancing area.

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~10 minutes later~

Brenda and Lois walk in. They see Kara and Kyle dancing. “Oh, there’s Kyle and
Kara.” Brenda says to Lois.

“Yeah. Should we go say hi?” Lois asks.

“Sure.”

Lois and Brenda make their way over to Kyle and Kara.

On their way over their they spot Mike and Jon. They both roll their eyes.

“It’s bad enough with Ryan, but Mike. He’s such a damn jock and he thinks I should
be honored. I hated high school jocks. Why would college ones be any different.”
Brenda whispers to Lois.

“Who knows.” Lois mutters.

Jon and Mike smile when they see Lois and Brenda. They walk over to them.

“Brenda, can we dance?” Mike asks.

“Uh - I don’t think so.” Brenda answers.

Lois grabs Brenda’s arm and pulls her aside. “What?” Brenda asks.

“Just dance with him.”

“Are you crazy?” Brenda asks.

“Do it once and that’s it. Get it over with.” Lois tells her.

Brenda hates it, but she doesn’t want to be seen with him when Sonny arrives. “Ok. If
you dance with Jon.” Brenda says with a smirk.

“Fine.”

Lois and Brenda walk over to Mike and Jon and grab their hands. “Let’s dance.”

Mike smiles and touches his hair. Brenda rolls her eyes at his macho ego. Lois laughs.

Mike wraps his arms closely around Brenda (as close as she’ll let him). She doesn’t
want to lean into him, so she just looks at him and smiles as the music plays.

Brenda thinks to herself, “When is this song going to end. When will he get his sweaty
palms away from me?”

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Sonny walks in the door searching the place for Brenda. From afar he spots her. She
took his breath away. It didn’t even matter what she was wearing - he thought she was
the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen. A short sleeved baby tee and denim jeans.

He starts to walk towards her and stops when he sees her dancing and smiling with ....
he didn’t know who that was. His face fell and so did his dreams of being with Brenda
that night - in any way. There was no way he was going to get close to her know, he
thought.

Chapter 5:

Sonny's just about hit the floor as he watched this guy wrap his arm around Brenda's waist
and Brenda - well, she wasn't even moving away from him. He couldn't believe it. Was he
wrong to think he stood a chance with her?

Just then Ned walked in the door and walked past Sonny. Sonny shook his head and
thought this night couldn't get any worse.

==Music continues to play in the background==

"Nobody" by Keith Sweat
featuring Athena Cage

(verse)

I wanna tease you
I wanna please you
I wanna show you baby
that I need you
I want your body
till the very last drop
I want you to holler
when you want me to stop

Brenda looks at Mike and he looks at her. He gives her a smile and she forces one back.
"Come with me." He whispers.

"Where?" Brenda asks.

"A place to talk." He replies.

Brenda scans the room and doesn't see Sonny, so she follows him.

(chorus)

And who can love you like me...nobody
who can sex you like me...nobody
who can treat you like me, my baby...nobody
nobody baby
And who can do it like me...nobody
who can give you what you need...nobody
who can do you all night long...nobody
nobody baby

Sonny saw Brenda disappear with that guy and he could tell she wasn't happy - something
was off - he just knew it. He followed her through the crowd.

(verse)

I want the night
for me and you
so come here baby
and let me do it you
don't be afraid
cause I won't bite
I promise to give it to you
just the way you like

Lois had seen Brenda leave with Mike and she was curious. She knew Brenda loved
Sonny, so why would she leave to somewhere private with him. At first she wondered if
Brenda had been drinking, but knew either one of them has had a drink. She then saw
Sonny walking through the crowd and hoped things didn't get ugly.

(chorus)

And who can love you like me...nobody
who can sex you like me...nobody
who can lay your body down...nobody
nobody baby
and who can treat you like me...nobody
who can give you what you need...nobody
and who can do you all night long...nobody
nobody baby

==The music dyes down for a bit before more starts.==

Mike brings Brenda into a dimmed light room. He brings her over to the couch and hands
her a beer. Brenda takes it and smiles a bit. For some reason she felt uncomfortable and
knew it wasn't because she liked him or anything. They sit down on the couch. Mike sits
real close to her and puts his arms around her.

"Where have you been all my life?" Mike says smoothly.

Brenda gives him a look. "I don't know. You tell me."

"I think you are so beautiful." Mike tells her as he plays with her hair.

"Thanks."

"You have gorgeous eyes." He continues as he touches her face.

Brenda guzzles down the can of beer in her hand, so she doesn't have to say much, too.

"And a fast drinker. A woman after my own heart."

"I don't think so. I don't..." She starts to say, but then he silences her with a soft kiss.

Brenda quickly pulls away. She just looks at him while she wipes her mouth.

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Lois is talking with Kyle and Kara when she sees Ned by himself with a beer in his hand.

"Uh - if you guys will excuse me. I think I see someone." Lois says.

"Go get him!" Kyle replies.

"Go for it, Lois!" Kara responds.

"Yeah, yeah. We'll see. He's so uptight. I can't believe he's drinking a beer." Loi says as
she watches Ned.

"He needs a woman like you to show him the way." Kyle says with a smile.

"Bye, Kyle." Lois yells as she makes her way over to Ned.

Ned sees her coming and smiles. She stands next to him. "Hey. Where's your date?"
Lois asks hoping he will say noone.

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Kyle and Kara are talking when Ryan walks up to them.

"Hey!" Ryans says.

"Where have you been?" Kara asks. "Um - we thought you would have been here awhile
ago."

"Yeah. Had to do a few things."

"So, where's Brenda?" Ryan asks.

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==Music picks up in the background again==

EVERY BREATH YOU
TAKE - The Police


Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take

I'll be watching you

Sonny stands by the door to see if Brenda is all right before going back to the party.
There was something in his gut that told him this was the right thing to do.

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay

I'll be watching you

Mike tightens his grib around her waist as he continues to kiss her.

O can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake

I'll be watching you

Since you've gone I been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for you embrace
I keep cryin baby, baby, please

O can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every breath you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake

Every move you make
Every step you take

Mike pulled Brenda closer - kissing her hard and forcing himself on her. She tried to pull
away but couldn't - his grib was too firm. Everytime she pulled away she gasped for air.

She pulls away. "Mike, don't."

"You know you want it." Mike whispers before going at her once more with full force.

"HELP!" Brenda screams.

Chapter 6:

Lois smiles at Ned as she waits for his answer of her question.

"I didn't bring a date. What about you?" Ned asks.

"Uh - me either. So, having fun?"

"I just got here, so I don't know yet. Want a beer?" He asks her.

Lois shrugs her shoulders. "Sure - why not!"

Ned hands her a beer. Their hands touch and she looks into his eyes.

Lois could feel her heart racing as their fingers touched. She wanted him - that she was
sure of. But she wasn't so sure he wanted her. Maybe tonight she would finally find out.

"Wanna dance?" Lois asks him.

"I don't really dance."

"It's a slow song. I can teach you. Come on." Lois says. She holds out his hand and he
nods and places his hand in hers. They head out to the dance floor.

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Kara nudges Kyle in the ribs. Kyle turns away from Ryan and looks at her.

"What are you looking at and what was that for?"

"Look at them. She got him on the dance floor." She says with a smile.

Kyle looks and sees Ned's arms around Lois' waist and sees them looking into each other's
eyes. He smiles a bit. "Well, well - imagine that. Maybe there is hope for him after all."
Kyle replies.

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Sonny hears a noice coming from the room Brenda is in. He steps a little closer and
listens more carefully to see if Brenda is ok.

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Mike covers Brenda's mouth after her first scream and plea for help. He looks at her and
whispers, "That was a mistake. Why are you fighting it? You know you want it. Just
relax and enjoy yourself. No one even knows your gone, so nobody will find you." Mike
tells her with a smirk.

A tear forms on Brenda's cheek. She looks at him and her facial expressions are just
pleading for him to stop. But he continues and he starts to unbutton her jeans.

Brenda gets scared and bites his hand.

"Ouch!" He yells.

He removes his hand slightly. "Help!" Brenda screams one last time, but louder.

Mike throws her down on the couch and puts his hand over her mouth. He lays on top of
her and starts kissing her neck.

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Sonny hears her plea for help and makes his way around people by the door and turns the
knob, but it's locked.

"She needs me. What is going on in there. She is screaming." Sonny thinks to himself.

Sonny slams his body against the door three or four times and then it opens.

There she was crying and screaming. That guy was on top of her. Mike looked up and
pulled away from Brenda, but held her so she couldn't move.

"What are you doing here? Get out. This isn't any of your business." Mike warns him.

Anger builds up inside Sonny. He wanted to go over there and beat this guy to a pulp, but
he knew he had to save Brenda first. "Brenda is my friend and if you lay *one* more hand
on her I'll kill you." Sonny threatens.

Mike removes himself. He looks at Brenda, who is curled up in a ball and has tears
streaming down her face. "Not worth it." Mike whispers and then makes his way past
Sonny and Sonny shoves him out the door.

Sonny rushes to her side and sits next to her. He gently wipes away her tears.

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Lois rests her head on Ned's shoulder. She felt safe in his arms. It felt right to her. She
closes her eyes and a smile appears on her face as she blushes from the thoughts she was
thinking. She wanted to him to take her in his arms and tell her that he wanted and needed
her. "Would that ever happen?" She wondered.

Ned felt the warm body close to his and couldn't help but love the way she felt in his arms.
They had only been friends for a short time, but it felt like he had known her forever. "Am
I starting to fall in love?" He asked himself.

Ned pulls away slightly and looks at Lois. "Lois, can I ask you something?"

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Sonny scoots closer to Brenda and pushes her hair away from her face. He doesnt' want
to make her uncomfortable and touch her too much, but he was worried and wanted her to
know that he was there for her.

He thought it was so weired how he felt so close to her so fast and they had barely spoke.
But just the sense of her being in the same room with him did it for him. "Could she ever
have feelings for me the way I do for her?" He wondered.

"Brenda, it's ok. I'll take care of you. I'm here for you." Sonny tells her.

"How did you know I needed you?" She whispers.

"It was a feeling I had. And I'm glad I did." He says.

Brenda looks up at him and smiles a little through her tears. "Why? Why did he do this to
me? Am I worthless? Am I doomed to be loved?" She asks him.

Chapter 7:

Sonny touches her face. He couldn't believe she could be thinking that. Of course she wasn't doomed. She had so much to give others and he prayed he could be a part of her life.

"Of course not. Brenda, you've got so much going for you." He says as he looks into her eyes.

"Really? (he nods) Like what?" She asks while wiping her tears away.

"Well - your beautiful, you have a great personality, your smart. There are so many wonderful things about you."

Brenda looks up at him and flashes him a smile. There was something about him that made her belief him. That he really did think those things about her.

"What do you say I take you home?" He asks.

"Would you mind? I mean, I hate to have you leave." She replies.

"Actually there's nothing here for me. Let's go."

Sonny stands up and holds her close as he leaves the room. They see Ned and Lois, Kyle and Kara, and Ryan all standing in one area talking.

He stops and whispers in her ear, "Do you want to tell them we're going home?"

"Yeah."

Sonny and Brenda walk over to them. They all stop talking and look at Sonny and Brenda.

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Kara looks at Brenda. Her hair was all messed up, her skirt was turned around and her shirt was untucked.

Kyle smirks. "What were you two doing?"

Sonny pulls Kyle aside. "That Mike guy was forcing himself on Brenda. I stopped him and I am taking her home, but we are going to find him and he is going to pay. Will you help me?"

Kyle is shocked by what he has just heard. "Brenda was almost raped." He thought to himself. "What? Oh my G*d. I'm sorry. You know I will help you. That bastard is dead." Kyle tells Sonny.

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Lois looks at her best friend. She knew Brenda wouldn't move that fast with Sonny. She knew her well and she knew she couldn't. But what could explain the way Brenda looked.

"Uh, Bren - what is going on?" Lois asks her best friend.

"Can we talk about it later?"

"Please tell me something. I'm worried about you."

"All I will say is Sonny saved me. I owe him a lot." Brenda says as she looks over at Sonny.

Sonny glances over at her and knows it's time to take her out of there. Kyle pats him on the back and they walk back over to the girls.

"Ready, Brenda?"

Brenda nods. Lois gives Brenda a hug and tells her they will talk when she gets home.

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They all watch Sonny and Brenda disappear from the party. Lois turns to Kyle.

"What is going on?"

"I think Brenda should tell you." Kyle says.

"Kyle! Tell us something. We know something is wrong. Did you look at her?" Kara snaps.

"All right. Mike was forceful with her."

"Sonny saved her." Lois whispers. "I have to go find her."

"Just let her and Sonny be alone for awhile." Kyle says.

"Should we go somewhere quiet to talk?" Ned asks Lois.

"Sure."

They say goodbye and they disappear.

Kara turns to Kyle. "What did you mean by that? What happened with Bren?"

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Sonny carried Brenda from the car to her apartment. He sees the couch and carries her over to there and gently lays her down. He turns on the light.

"Where are your blankets?" He asks.

Brenda points to the closet in the hall. "Down there."

Sonny goes and gets a blanket. He wraps it around her body and sits next to her. He pulls her close. "I promise everything will be all right."

Brenda pulls away a little and smiles. "You saved me and I will never forget that."

"I was just happy to be in the right place at the right time. It was like I knew you weren't ok. I could tell by the look in your eyes when you left with him. I knew something was wrong. I couldn't let anything happen to you. If anything happened to you -." He says.

Sonny lets his emotions get the better of him. He tries not to let a tear escape his face, but he can't help it. He is happy to have her safe. "Did she feel the pull too? The way he did?" He wondered.

"Sonny, can I ask you something?"

"Sure. You can ask me anything."

"Well, you know I was looking for you at the party. I actually wanted to spend some time with you. How did you know I was there? Is it foolish of me to feel something for you? I feel like we're being pulled together. Am I crazy to think that?" She asks as she looks deep into his eyes waiting for a answer.

TBC....

**Hope people like this one. Let me know what you think! Comments are always welcome.** Chapter 8:

Sonny looked at Brenda. He couldn't believe she was asking him that. They had just met, but he felt so close to her - like they had known each other forever. He felt a pull towards her - she was right about that.

Since he didn't respond to her right away she felt like he didn't care the way she did. "I am making a fool of myself. Look at him - he doesn't know what to say. How do I get out of this?" She says to herself.

"I'm sorry, Sonny. I shouldn't have asked you that. Just forget it." She says as she throws the blankets off of her body and starts to get up.

She stands up and looks back at him hoping to get some reaction out of him - anything. No response from him escapes his mouth.

He watches her as she walks away from him. Expressing his feelings was something he had to work hard at. He wanted so much to get up and stop her from walking away. To just bring her close and hold her close. He wanted to kiss her and feel the electricity flows through their bodies, but he didn't. He just watched her walk away and into a bedroom. He listened to the slaming of the door.

"Why couldn't I just tell you that I feel the same way about you?" He asks himself.

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Brenda walks over to her bed and throws her body down on the pillow. She buries her face in the pillow and tears start flowing uncontrollably.

"How could I have been so stupid? Like he would ever care for me. What was I thinking to open up to him. He's a nice guy and nice guys don't give a damn about me. Why - why doesn't he care?" She wonders.

Brenda wipes her tears away a bit and reaches for her remote control of her stereo and flips through the channels and stops and listens to a song by All 4 One called "I'll make love to you."

"I'll Make Love To You" by
Boyz II Men

Verse:
Close your eyes, make a wish
And blow out the candlelight
For tonight is just your night
We're gonna celebrate, all thru the night
Pour the wine, light the fire
Girl your wish is my command
I submit to your demands
I'll do anything, girl you need only ask

Chorus:
I'll make love to you
Like you want me to
And I'll hold you tight
Baby all through the night
I'll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to


Brenda rolls over on her back as she listens to the song. "Why can't I ever have that kind of love?" She whispers.

Verse:
Girl relax, let's go slow
I ain't got nowhere to go
I'm just gonna concentrate on you
Girl are you ready, it's gonna be a long night
Throw your clothes on the floor
I'm gonna take my clothes off too
I made plans to be with you
Girl whatever you ask me you know I'll do


Sonny hears the song play and walks close to her door. He places his hand on it. "I do care for you, Brenda - more than I can say." He says to himself.

Chorus

Baby tonight is your night
And I will do your night
Just make a wish on your night
Anything that you ask
I will give you the love of your life.

Brenda sits up as the song ends. She knows he is standing close by. She can feel his presense.

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Kara looks at Kyle. "Well?" She asks.

"Mike almost raped, Brenda. I can't say anymore." He answers.

"What? Oh my G*D! How could.... oh, Kyle." Kara says in fright.

"It's ok. She'll be ok." Kyle says. "Why don't I take you home."

"I think that would be good. I'm not in a partying mood anymore."

"Yeah."

Kyle takes her hand and heads they leave the party. Ryan sees them leaving.

"Kyle - Kara - where are you going?" He yells.

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Ned and Lois make their way to a park and have a seat on a bench. He sits close enough - but not *too* close.

"Are you ok?" Ned asks.

"Yeah. I just can't believe what happened to Bren. What if Sonny hadn't been there. I mean, what could have happened to her. It's all my fault - I told her to dance with him." Lois explains.

Ned puts his arm on her shoulder. He touches her head and a small smile escapes from his face.

"Don't think that way. What happened with Brenda was only that jerk's fault. You didn't tell Brenda to go off with him, did you? No, so it couldn't be your fault. She'll be ok. She has you as a friend, doesn't she?" He tells her.

Lois throws her arms around Ned and whispers, "Thank you so much." She pulls away. "I feel better. I should go home to see Brenda."

"I'll take you." He says.

They get up and head to his car.

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Sonny turns away from the door, but forces himself to go back.

"Just tell her." He tells himself.

Sonny knocks on the door. "Brenda, let me in."

"Go away! Just go home." She replies back.

"I'm not going anywhere till you let me in. Please, there is something I need to tell you." He shouts back.

Brenda stares at the door debating what to do. She wasn't sure if she was ready to hear what he had to say.

TBC....


Chapter 9:

Brenda slowly gets off of her bed and shuts off the radio. She walks over to the door. "I
don't want to hear what you have to say." She tells him.

"Brenda, please. Look, I know you've been through a lot today, but I think we need to
talk." Sonny says.

"I don't think we do. I told you how I felt and you obviously don't feel the same way. No
big deal. No big surprise." She says sharply.

"Come on - please don't do that. It's not what you think?"

"Leave - now."

"I am not going anywhere till you open this door and talk to me. (no response) Fine, I will
just sit outside this door until you talk to me." He tells her.

"I'm going to bed." She says. Brenda shuts off the lights and then walks over to her bed
and gets under the covers and lays down.

"You know, I've never met a girl like you. You have such a spice for life. You have so
much energy. It's weird how you - I mean...." He trails off.

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Brenda's eyes close as she drifts off to sleep. She starts to dream - of being with Sonny,
the way she dreams to be.

{DREAM}

Brenda wakes up to the pounding on her door. She walks over to the door and
opens it up. There stands Sonny.

"What are you doing here?" She asks.

"I had to see you. There is something very important that I have been meaning
to tell you." Sonny answers.

"What is it? I don't have time for this."

"You were right. We do have a connection. I feel the pull, too. It's stronger than
anything I've ever felt in my whole life. I want us to be together. You're the one
I've been waiting for - your the one." He tells her.

"Oh, Sonny." Brenda whispers.

Sonny takes a few steps closer and brings her body next to his and kisses her
passionately. Their kisses seem to go on forever.

{END OF DREAM}

Brenda tosses and turns in her bed. She hugs the pillow tight and whispers, “Your the
one, too.”

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Sonny continues to talk - not realizing that she had fallen asleep and hadn't been listening
to him spill his guts. She didn't hear more than a word he had said.

"Well, I have a hard time sharing my feelings. That's why I couldn't answer your question.
It's a strange thing with you, Brenda. We just met and we barely know each other. But I
feel so much for you already. When I first saw you with Mike I thought that you liked
him, but then I saw your face. I wasn't sure what was going on, so I followed you. I
could've killed that guy for what he did to you, but I knew you needed me more. I didn't
know why, but I knew. I will make him pay. I promise you that. When I held you -
Well, you felt so right in my arms, like that was where you belonged. That's where I want
you to be, Brenda - in my arms. Do you hear me? I - if you want to, I want us to begin a
relationship. So, what do you say?" Sonny says.

He hears no word coming from Brenda's room. No yelling, no crying - no nothing.

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Kyle pulls up to Kara's apartment building. He shuts off the car.

"Thank you. Sorry about tonight. I wish we would've had more time alone." Kara tells
him.

"Me, too. Maybe we could go out this weekend. Just you and me?" Kyle asks.

"That sounds great. Will you call me?" Kara asks.

"Absolutely." Kyle says with a smile.

Kara leans over and plants a long and tender kiss on his lips. As they pull apart their
foreheads meet.

"I'll talk to you tomorrow." Kara whispers.

Kyle leans down and gives her one last kiss. She gets out of the car and goes into her
apartment building.

Kyle drives away. "Whoa." He says with a deep breath.

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Ned pulls up to Lois and Brenda's apartment building. "Here you are. Do you want me to
walk you to the door?"

"Na. I'll be fine. You really helped me today. Thanks, Ned." Lois says with a smile.

"Sure."

Lois leans forward and gives him a kiss on the cheek. She pulls away and he just stares at
her. She gets out of the car and walks into the building. She peeks out the window and
Ned is still sitting in the car.

"Could I be the woman to turn you around, rich boy?" Lois whispers.

She turns and then head up to her apartment.

Ned stares at the building. He suddenly snaps out of it. "What was that about? Whatever
it was - I kindof enjoyed it." He says as he drives away.

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Sonny doesn't hear any noise after calling after Brenda's name. He checks to see if the
door is unlocked - it was. He walks in and finds her asleep on her bed. He kneels next to
her bed and just watches her sleep.


"Did you even hear a word I said to you?" He whispers.

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Lois walks in the door and doesn't see Brenda or Sonny anywhere. She walks over and
sees Brenda's door unlocked. Lois looks in and sees Sonny next to her bed. Sonny looks
at Lois when she walked in.

Sonny gets up and walks over to her. "Hey." He whispers.

"How is she?" Lois asks.

TBC....


Continued


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