I'll Cherish You Forever by Sonnylover

Part 1
This is about three months after where the show is now.
**Brenda stood in her hotel room, looking wistfully out at the city below her. She had finally kicked the drug habit and was planning ahead.
The only problem was who did she have a future with, Jax or Sonny.
True she did love Jax, but there wasn't the passion and fire that she had with Sonny. Sonny meant the world to her.
She didn't know what to do without him in her life. Her decision was made.
But how could she tell Jax, the man who had given her back her life after it was
shattered in a million pieces.
She knew in her heart the decision was made a long time go. Her heart beat for Sonny. They were one and the same.
"God, how do I do this?" Brenda thought. "How do I tell the man that loves me, that I love another and always have?"
**She grabbed her coat and purse and ran out the door. She had to talk to Jax. She had to make a clean break of things. It was the only way.
She couldn't plan what to say, it would sound too rehearsed. She would speak from her heart and hope to God he understood.**
"Please, let him understand," she said to herself softly.
**Once she arrived at the penthouse that had been her home for over a year she started to get nervous. She hesitantly knocked on the door. When it opened Jax stood there with a look of pure joy on his face. She knew he thought that his wife had come back to him. She had to tell him that she wasn't his wife and never could be.
~~~~~~~~~~~I am now going to use B for Brenda and J for Jax in the dialogue to follow. It will continue this way~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
B: "Jax we need to talk."
J: "There is nothing to talk about."
B: "You need to listen to me, I have come to a realization about us and our life together."
J: "What is it?"
B: "When we were first married, I thought of it as a way to move on and get past Sonny and all the pain."
"I tried to be happy with our life together, and for I while I think I was. But I was still hurting
and I think that's why I stayed on the pain killers. They dulled the pain they made everything bearable."
J: "What do you mean they made everything bearable?"
B: "I am not explaining this well, am I? Okay, I tried to love you like I you love me. But I couldn't and I can't"
J: "Brenda, are you saying you don't love me?"
**Jax starts to get up and pace and Brenda has tears in her eyes.**
B: "I do love you Jax, but not they way you want to me. You are my best friend. You gave me strength and now I have
to do what is right and give you freedom."
J: "Brenda, I just want you!"
B: "Jax, I'm sorry, please don't hate me. I know you have every right to, but try to understand. I am doing this forboth of us. I am not what you need. You need someone to love you as a lover would, not like a friend. You need someone to love you the way I love Sonny"
J: "So this is what is everything is about, Sonny, the ever lovable mobster!"
B: "Jax stop it, You don't have to do this. It is not going to change anything. Sonny is not making me do this. I need to set
you free, to find a new love."
**Brenda is sobbing at this time, but Jax just has an anguished look on his face."
B: "Jax it's over, I'm leaving now. I will never forget what you have done for me."
J: "It's not over Brenda, not by a long shot."
**Brenda leaves and Jax just cries**
~~~~~~~~Next time, Brenda goes to Sonny~~~~~~~~
**Brenda drove around Port Charles trying to calm down. She told herself she had to do that to Jax.
She didn't want to hurt him, but she had no choice. She would of end up hurting him one way or the other,
better to do it now and not waste any more of their precious time here.
Brenda thought of Stone and the strength he had. She wished she had his strength. It was time she told herself,
time to go to the man that lived in her heart.
In her mind she heard Stone telling her that this was the right thing to do, the right time to do it.
She went to Sonny's penthouse, still with tears in her eyes. Tears of sadness for hurting Jax, but more tears of joy
for going back to the man
she loved more than life itself. She heard Sonny's voice in her head, telling her that they were inevitable.
She held her head up high and knocked on his door, with no hesitation.**
**Sonny opened the door and when he saw her his eyes lit up and his dimples showed full force.**
B: "Hi!" (She said this almost so softly Sonny didn't hear her).
S: "Hi, are you alright?"
B: "I'm fine, in fact I'm better than I have been in a long time. Sonny I have made a decision. Actually, there was really no choice. The decision was made a long time ago."
S: "What decision?"
B: "The decision that will change my life forever."
S: "I'm listening."
B: "I know. Sonny, now that I am finally free of the pills, I know who I am, and what I want out of life."
S: (looking at her tenderly and with love) "Oh, and what would that be?"
B: (locking eyes with him) "You. I know now that I am strong enough to be with you, without losing myself."
**Brenda and Sonny move closer together, until they are only inches apart.**
S: "I have been waiting for you to say those words to me. I can't believe it is finally happening!"
B: "Well, you better believe it!"
S: (looking at the floor) "What about Jaxxy boy?"
B: "I ended it with him, before I came over here. I had to.
I could never feel for him what I feel for you." It wasn't fair for anyone, what I was doing."
S: "What exactly is it that you feel for me?"
B: (toucing his face and looking into his eyes) "I feel something I never thought possible. I love you so much, it hurts to be away from you. I can't believe I stayed away so long. God, how did I stay away?"
S: "It doesn't matter, the past doesn't matter anymore. We both made mistakes and hurt each other.
But, no more Brenda. I just want to love and cherish you forever!"
B: "I need you Sonny, we were meant for another. No matter what happened between us, our love survived and even got stronger.It was fate and it's time to stop fighting it."
**He takes her face in his hands and leans down to kiss her with all the passion, fire, and love he had been unable to show for so long.**
~~~~~~~~Next time S&B make love~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~I know I promised that S&B would finally make love, but the scene didn't quite sound right so I put this one in instead!
I hope you like it!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
**Sonny and Brenda are kissing passionately, each kiss getting more intense than the one before.
Brenda wraps her arms around Sonny's neck, while he caresses her back and shoulders.
All of a sudden Brenda pulls back, breathless.**
B: "Sonny, wait. We have to slow down."
S: "What is it Brenda, you didn't change your mind did you?" (Sonny looks at her slightly scared and anxious).
B: "NO! Of course not! I love you and nothing will ever change that!
S: "Than what's wrong? What are you afraid of?"
B: (takes Sonny's hand and leads him to the couch, where they sit down)
"I don't know. Wait, yes I do know. I am afraid of messing up again. I can't live through losing you again. I won't survive."
S: "You will never lose me, Brenda, never. I am never going to leave your side again. I am in this for the long haul."
B: "I know Sonny, but we made so many mistakes the last time we were together. I just need to know we won't make the same mistakes again."
S: "Brenda, what's past is past. We can't change it, no matter how much we want to. We have learned from our mistakes though, and we won't
make the same ones again. This time there are no promises or deals to anyone but each other. That's all that matters, us."
B: (her eyes shining) "Thank you, Sonny. For always understanding and knowing what to say and do. I just think we should take things slowly."
S: (smiling devilishly) "So, how slow do you want to take it?"
B: "Not too slow, I just want the first time we make love again to be perfect."
S: "It will be Brenda, I promise. But, in the meantime, we can still do other things."
B: "Oh yeah, like what?"
S: (he pulls her onto his lap and begins to kiss her, slowly and lovingly) "Like that."
B: "I can definately handle that. In fact, I think we should do it more often." (she begins to kiss him again)
**They lay in each other's arms, never being happier to just be able to hold each and know that they will wake up in
the arm's of the one they love so much.**
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Next time: I promise S&B will finally make love.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
**The light came streaming through the windows of the penthouse. Sonny slowly stirred from a contented sleep.
This was the first in a long time he actually slept throught the night. At first he throught Brenda coming back to him was dream,
but then he saw her sleeping peacefully in his arms.
He smiled softly and gently ran his fingers through her hair. He thought to himself that she must be an angel,
only angel could be so beautiful and perfect, only an angel could love him after everything he had done. He leaned down to kiss her eyelids
and slowly moved down to kiss her lips.
When he did this, she moved slightly and slowly opened her eyes. When she saw him she smiled and touched his face.
B: "I thought it was dream, until I saw you."
S: "It's no dream baby, I am right here and I'm never gonna leave."
B: "I know and I love you."
S: "I love you too, honey. Now what about breakfast, are you hungry?"
B: "I'm starved, do you want to go out or stay here?"
S: "Let's go out, I miss going out with you, but I also miss staying in with you!"
B: (grinning) "Sonny!!"
S: "Okay, Okay! I think it's best if we go out, I don't if I can contol myself for much longer!"
B: "Oh yeah, well you just better, or else!"
S: "Or else what?"
B: "Or else this!" (Brenda leaned over and kissed Sonny passionately and intensely).
S: "Hmmmm, maybe I should take my chances!"
B: "Come on!" (laughing she got up and pulled Sonny up with her).
"I'm going to drive back to my room and change and you can come pick me up in an hour or so if you
want."
S: "Anything for you!"
B: (leaned over and kissed him once more) "Okay, bye, baby!"
S: "Bye, for now!"
** As Brenda got to the door she turned around.**
B: "Oh and Sonny, I love you!"
S: "I love you too"
**There relationship continued like this for about a month. They were falling more deeply in love each day.**
**Sonny was working in his office at the club, when he heard a knock at the door.**
S: "Yeah?"
B: "Baby, it's me, can I come in?"
S: "You better!"
B: (Brenda opened the door and ran straightinto Sonny's arms) "Hey honey."
S: "What's up?"
B: "Nothing! I just had to see the love of my life!"
"Oh and to make sure you didn't have to do anything tonight. I have something very special planned!"
S: "Oh yeah like what?"
B: (looking at him slyly) "Now, I can't tell you that, it's a surprise!"
S: "Well then, no I have nothing planned but being with you!"
B: "Good, now don't be home until eight o'clock!"
**Brenda had been spending most of her time at the penthouse, so she referred to it as home, but she still lived in her hotel room.**
S: (groaning) "That's four hours away!"
B: "Don't worry baby, it'll be worth the wait!"
**Brenda gave Sonny a quick kiss then left, leaving him staring after her.**
**Sonny walked into the penthouse at exactly eight o'clock that night. The PH was filled with white and black candles, which cast a warm glow all around. Rose petals were scattered across the floor, furniture, and up the stairs.
He began to follow the trail up the stairs to the bedroom, where he and Brenda spent so many nights just sleeping in each other's arms.
When he walked in he saw Brenda lying seductively in a black satin nightgown. When he saw her his breath caught in his throat. She smiled at him and beckoned him over to her.**
B: Hey, baby. Do you like my surprise?"
S: (still very surprised) "I love it!"
**He was now sitting on the bed only inches from Brenda. Brenda reached over grabbed him by the collar of his jacket and began to kiss him passionately.**
B: "It's time Sonny, I'm ready. Make love to me. It's been too long."
**Sonny didn't need her to ask him twice, they slowly undressed each other. They made sweet, passionate love all night, making up for all the time they had lost.""
**Little did they know that across town, Jax was angrily plotting his revenge against the man his "wife" loved.**
J: "If I can't have Brenda, no one will, especially not Sonny Corinthos!"
**Sonny awoke to find Brenda curled up in his arms with her head laying on his chest.
His mind flashed back to the Brenda's surprise the night before. He smiled just at the thought of it.
He thought to himself how much he loved her and how empty his life was before she came back to him.
Brenda's eyes opened to find Sonny staring contently at her. She looked at him curiously, but happy.**
B: "What is it baby?" Brenda turned slightly to look at him.
S: "Nothing, I'm just taking in your beauty. I love the way you look in the morning."
B: (she hit him playfully) "I look awful in the morning!"
S: (in almost a whisper) "No you don't look beautiful." He leaned to kiss her softly and she returned his kiss more intensely.
B: "I love you more than I ever thought possible."
S: "Brenda, I love you more than life itself. I don't know what I would do without you."
B: "Oh baby, you'll never have to find out!" She hugs him tightly and he buries his face in her hair.
S: (pulling back) "I want you to move in with me, I want to wake up every morning with you in my arms and your perfume filling the air."
B: (smiling) "YES! Sonny, there is nothing I want more than to live with you!"
S: (kisses her again) "Let's get a move on then, I want you to move in as soon as possible."
**Two hours later, they had both showered, got dressed, and ate breakfast. They left to go to Brenda's hotel room and get her packed.**
~~~~~~~~~~~~Next time, Sonny and Brenda get an unwanted visitor at her hotel room~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
**Sonny and Brenda are kissing on Brenda's bed, with boxes and clothing scattered everywhere.
He looks deep into her eyes, almost staring into her soul.**
S: "Thank you Brenda." He said this suddenly and so seriously Brenda looked worried for a minute.
B: "For what baby?"
S: (kissing her neck and lips) "For loving me. You save my life just by loving me and being with me everyday."
B: "You do the same for me. I fell in love with the first time I saw you, and have been ever since."
S: "What would I do without you?"
B: "Who knows, but you're not gonna find out! Now don't we have some packing to do?"
S: (gets up with a groan and pulls her up with him) "Okay, now where should I start?
I have never seen so much clothing or so many pairs of shoes!"
B: (putting her hands on her hips) "They are all necessary!"
S: (grinning slyly and showing off those dimples) "I kinda like you without them!"
B: "Sonny!!"
**They proceeded to pack up all of Brenda's belongings. Joseph and Sonny took several trips down to the limo with the boxes.
Brenda was in the process of making sure she didn't forget anything when she heard a knock at the door.**
B: "Sonny are you too tired to even open the door?" She went to the door with a huge smile on her face, ready to comfort Sonny.
When she opened the door all she saw was Jax.
J: "Brenda, we need to talk."
B: "There is nothing to talk about Jax. I am very busy and don't have time for this right now."
J: "Brenda, just let me in."
B: "Jax, right now isn't a good time. We didn't end things on the best terms."
J: "We??! As I recall you ended things to be with the Sonny!" He pushed his way passed Brenda and for the first time noticed the empty hotel room
extra boxes lying around.
B: "Jax, can you please leave!"
J: "You move kind of fast don't you Brenda? It's only been a month! So you're moving in with Sonny?"
B: "I am not going to lie to you Jax. Yes, I am moving in with Sonny. He asked me to and I said yes. Don't you understand that I love him Jax?"
**When Brenda was in the process of making this declaration when Sonny walked in.**
S: "Brenda are you okay. Jaxxy boy didn't hurt you did he?" Sonny moved over to Brenda and put his arm possesively around her waist.
B: "No, Sonny. I was just telling Jax that I was moving in with you."
J: "Brenda, how can you do this? You know how much I love you. How many times are you gonna let Sonny break your heart?"
B: "Jax, let's leave the past where it belongs. We all made mistakes. It's time to move on. All of us."
S: "You heard the lady. Now if you don't mind Brenda and I have to get going."
B: "Goodbye Jax."
**Brenda and Sonny turn around and walk out, but not before Sonny sarcastically says: "See ya, Candy boy!"
**Jax is left standing speechless in Brenda's room.**
~~~~~~~~~Next time Sonny and Brenda have a little fun while moving her stuff into the PH~~~~~~~~~~~~
**Sonny and Joseph have just carried the last group of boxes in. The whole PH is full of boxes and suitcases.
Brenda is sitting in the midst of them all. She has her head in her hands and looks a little sad. (Joseph has left)
Sonny goes over and sits next to her. He starts to caress her back and she leans her head on his shoulder.**
S: "What is it baby, what's wrong?"
B: "I just hate to see Jax hurt, Sonny. I know you don't like him, but he was so good to me Sonny. He tried so hard to make me love him more.
But I couldn't, after he gave me so much I still couldn't fall in love with him."
S: "Baby you can't control who you love, it just happens and once it does you can't change it."
B: "I know, but I can see how hurt and angry he is, I know that feeling and I hate it that he has to feel it too."
S: "He has to move on Brenda, he has no choice because there is no way I'm letting go of you!"
B: (smiling) "I'm glad, honey. There's no place I would rather be than in your arms. But, right now I have to put this stuff away.
Just tell me where you want me to put my stuff."
S: "Anywhere you want, this OUR home now. If you want to go start putting stuff away I can make us some food."
B: "Okay."
**Brenda put away most of her stuff and was in the closet in their bedroom, when Sonny snuck up behind her and grabbed by the waist,
turned her around and kissed her while she squealed with delight.**
B: "Sonny! You scared me half to death!"
S: "It is called the element of surprise, if I remember correctly you used it on me last night!
Now it's payback time, baby and you know what they say: "Paybacks are a b*tch!"
B: "Oh, well if these are the kind of paybacks you give, I think I am going to have to surprise you more often!"
S: "You think so?"
B: (giggling) "Yes, I do! Do you gotta problem with that?"
S: "HELL NO!" Sonny pulled her onto the bed and began to kiss her. They end up making love for hours and falling asleep in each other's arms.
**Brenda wakes up and sighs contently at the feel of Sonny's arms wrapped tightly around her. She loved the idea of being in their home, their bedroom, and most of all their bed.
She traces the line of his jaw with finger, barely touching him, but he feels her movement and opens his eyes to see the eyes of Brenda looking back at him.**
B: "I think we kinda got distracted, didn't you promise food?"
S: "I thought you would enjoy this more!"
B: "You know me so well, but I am still starving!"
S: "I can fix that!" He starts to make a trail of kisses down her neck.
B: "For food, Sonny, FOOD!!!
S: (making a throaty growl) "Alright, come on!" He pulls on a robe and Brenda puts his shirt on.
B: "What did you make?"
S: "Pasta with chocolate covered strawberries for dessert."
B: "Thank god one of us can cook, I haven't gone near the kitchen after a near death experience with a breadmaker!"
S: "Breadmaker? You are trying to tell me you attempted to make bread?"
B: "Attempted is the key word! The breadmaker nearly attacked and killed me!"
S: "If you say so Brenda." Sonny was laughing as he made his way into the kitchen.
**He came back out with a tray containing a huge bowl of pasta, another bowl containing strawberries,
a small bowl of chocolate sauce and a bottle of champagne. He set the tray on the table and went to get two glasses. Brenda is staring
in awe at his handiwork.**
B: "You did all this for us baby!"
S: "I told you once before Brenda I'll do anything for you and making dinner is the least of it."
**An hour later they had completely finished the pasta and Brenda was feeding Sonny a chocolate covered strawberry but only ended up in covering his mouth with chocolate.**
S: "Are you trying to drown me chocolate or what?"
B: "I'm sorry baby! Let me see if I can fix that." Brenda began to kiss the chocolate off Sonny's lips while he made that throaty growly sound.
** Sonny and Brenda began to kiss passionately, the fire once again igniting between them. While still kissing Brenda, Sonny leads Brenda upstairs to their room. Their clothing was off in a matter of seconds.
They fell onto the bed where they made love all night.**
~~~~~~~~~~Next time, I'm gonna try and add more plot concerning Jax.~~~~~~~~~
**Jax is sitting in the darkness of his penthouse. He is thinking of Brenda. Her face, her smile, her laugh.
But she was with Sonny, loving Sonny. God he hated that idea more than anything. He thought to himself that it
was impossible for her to love Sonny after all that he had done to her.**
J: (yelling to the empty room)"Damn it, Brenda! Can't you see that doesn't love you like I do!" (now, thinking to himself) "God Brenda, you are my life!
What am I gonna do? I'm gonna get you back.
We just need to spend some time alone together, I need to get you away from Sonny!"
** At Sonny and Brenda's PH they are lying happily in each other's arms, asleep and dreaming about their new life together.**
~~~~~The next morning~~~~~
**The sun is shining through the window and Jax squints against the bright light. He begins to remember getting drunk after thinking about Brenda with Sonny.
His head is throbbing and he can't see straight. He gets dressed and goes to get some coffee. He has to plan a way to get Brenda alone with him.
**Sonny is still holding Brenda tightly in his arms, he never lets go of her even when they are sleeping. He needs to feel her body next to his, to know she is there.**
Brenda stretches and yawns, still groggy and unwilling to wake up.**
S: "Come on, baby, it's time to get up."
B: "Ohhhh, do I have to? I hate mornings!"
S: "I know sweetie, but the sooner we get up the sooner we can go back to bed!"
B: "Is that all you ever think about?" (smacking him playfully)
S: "Welllll, not always, sometimes I think about....."
B: "Okay, Sonny! I get the picture!"
S: "Are you sure, cause I can always demonstrate."
B: "Don't you ever stop?"
S: "Not when you're around baby!"
B: "I have to go take a shower, you can join me if you want!" (she gets up, but looks over her shoulder
at him suggestively)
S: "You don't gotta ask twice!"
** A few hours later, they are both ready to go.**
B: "I'll see you after my shoot, okay!"
S: "Yeah, I've got some work to do at the club anyway."
**Two hours later, Sonny is trying to get some work done, but his mind
keeps wandering to thoughts of Brenda. He decides to go surprise her at
her shoot. He can't remember the last time he saw her in action. "Well, he thought to himself remembering
last night, that isn't completely true!" He smiled at the image that came to mind.
**Brenda tried to keep smiling, but she was so tired of smiling for the camera. The lights were so hot and
she didn't feel like modeling cosmetics. The velvet cape she was wearing was large enough, but she just didn't
feel comfortable. She had an awful feeling in the pit of her stomach, this feeling always meant something terrible
was going to happen.**
**Sonny walked in and saw Brenda in a wine colored velvet cape and was awestruck at how beautiful she looked. Something
was wrong though, she looked uncomfortable.
Brenda looked up and saw Sonny standing there. She totally forgot about being professional and ran into
his arms.**
B: "I am so glad to see you! I don't know why I put myself through this!"
S: "Hey honey, what's wrong?"
B: "I don't know, it's not the shoot. Something just feels off.
Promise me you'll be careful!" (she has a scared look in her eye)
S: (whispering) "Of course I'll be careful. I love you, you know that?"
B: "Yes, I know."
S: "I just stopped by to see you, I have to get going I have meeting."
B: "Okay. Wait, c'mere." (she pulled him off to a secluded corner)
S: "What?"
**Brenda had her back to a wall and pulled Sonny to her by his collar. She kissed him deeply. He cupped her
face in his hands as he kissed her back.**
B: (breathless) "That's just to hold you over until tonight!"
S: (just as breathless) "All I can say is WOW! I gotta go now."
B: "Bye, I love you!"
S: "I love you, too!"
**Jax stood by the side window of the building where the shoot was being held, glaring at Sonny. He was kissing
the woman he loved. He vowed then and there to get Brenda back, because if he couldn't have her, noone would, especially
not a mobster**

~~~~~Next time Jax takes his revenge~~~~~
**Brenda just finished her shoot and was on her way to her dressing room to take off all the makeup and get dressed. Most of the crew had already packed up and left.
The building had a eerie feel to it and she didn't like the idea of being one of the only people in it. Lucy was there, but nowhere to be found. Brenda had just entered
her dressing room and began to take her makeup off, she was so absorbed in her thoughts that she didn't here the door open behind her. Someone grabbed her roughly from behind.
She knew in her gut that it wasn't Sonny. She gave one bloodcurdling (sp?)scream before she felt a rag over her mouth and nose and passed out.
Jax smiled wickedly at the limp form in his arms, thinking how easy it was to chloroform (sp?) her. Now the hardest task to was to get her out of the building without Lucy or anyone seeing them.
He threw Brenda over his shoulder and quietly made his way out of the building to his limo.
**Sonny had just finished up his meeting and was walking to his limo with Joseph and Jason when he became dizzy. He grabbed onto a lamp post.**
Ja: "What's wrong, are you okay?"
S: "I'm fine, you and Joseph go on ahead to the car."
Ja: "I'm not going anywhere. I'm not leaving you alone."
S: "I said GO! Alright!"
**Jason and Joseph knew better than to argue with Sonny when he was acting like this.
Sonny stepped into the limo a few minutes later and gave the driver the address of the
building where her shoot was taking place. Sonny had to make sure Brenda was alright. He had an
awful feeling in the pit of his stomach and needed to make sure Brenda was safe.
Ten minutes later he arrived at the building and made his way inside with Jason and Joseph
in tow.**
S: "Brenda! Are you here?"
**Lucy was just walking inside.**
L: "Sonny what is it? Did something happen to Brenda?"
S: "Where is she?"
L: "Last time I saw her she was headed over to her dressing room."
S: "Did you see her come out?"
L: "No, I was outside talking to the crew about the next shoot."
S: "Where's her dressing room?"
**Lucy pointed it out, while Sonny told Joseph and Jason to search the building and
surrounding area.
Sonny went to the dressing room, but saw no sign of Brenda. The clothes she
was wearing that morning were still on the chair. Her purse was with them.
Sonny put his head in his hands and whispered NO!! to himself.
A few minutes later, Joseph and Jason came back and said there was no sign of
Brenda anywhere.
Meanwhile, in Jax's limo, Brenda was just waking up as the chloroform wore off.
She had no idea where she was or what happened.
"Sonny?", she said hesitantly. It was too dim for her to see anything.
J: "No, it's not your precious Sonny!"
B: "Jax, what are you doing?"
J: "I'm getting you away from Sonny and his lies! Once you
really get to know how much I love you and how dangerous Sonny is
you'll come back to me. You will have no choice!"
B: "It isn't going to work Jax. I love Sonny, not you! You have to move on."
J: "NEVER!! Listen, this can smoothly without or a problem or I can make it very nasty
for you. It's up to you.
**Brenda refuses to cry, to let Jax win.**
She stares at him stubbornly and without fear.
**Sonny nervously paced the living room of the PH. He couldn't stop wondering what would happen if Brenda was hurt or God help him - died!
He knew Brenda was kidnapped and he had Jason and his men looking for her or clues about who could of taken her and where. He wracked his brain
thinking about who would want to harm Brenda. She was an angel in his eyes and in those who really knew who her. Then it dawned on him Jax. He knew Jax was in
love with Brenda and hurt that she left him, but would he kidnap her. He called Jason and told him to go to Jax's PH and see if he was home.**
**Brenda sat in stubborn silence, refusing to acknowledge that Jax even existed. She thought about Sonny and what he must be going through. She thought to herself
that he must know I didn't leave him. He knows how much I love him. Her mind drifted to the first time they made love after all of those time, how sweet and wonderful
it was. She remembered the look in Sonny's eyes when he saw her laying on the bed. She smiled at the thought. Suddenly she felt someone grab her arm. She hadn't realized that
limo had stopped moving. Jax was grabbing her arm and yanking her out of the limo. He was pulling so hard she could already see the bruises forming on her arm.
B: "Jax! You're hurting me!"
J: "I'm sorry Brenda, I am just so anxious to be completely alone with you!"
B: "Why are you doing this? You're only causing more trouble for yourself, Sonny will make you pay for this!"
J: "Is that all you can think about Brenda? Sonny? We're here for us, to make you forget Sonny!"
B: "I will never forget Sonny! He is my life! I love him and nothing can change that, not you or anyone else!"
J: (wisfully) "You're wrong Brenda, you will forget Sonny and remember us and what we had!"
B:(getting increasingly scared) "Jax you're crazy! You need help, just let me go and I'll make sure you get help!"
J: (angrily) "I don't help, I need you!"
B:(getting angry now) "You will never have me, you may kidnap me, but my heart, mind, and soul will and always have
belonged to Sonny!"
**Back at the PH, Sonny is getting scared, he should have heard something from Jason by now. Just then his cell phone rang.**
S: "Corinthos."
Jason: "Yeah Sonny, it's me."
S: "What did you find? Was Jax at the PH?"
Ja: "No, he wasn't anywhere in town, but I did some checking. He has his private jet waiting for him."
S: "Where's the jet?"
Ja: "That's the problem, I got a hold of the owner of the hanger (Is that what you call it, I didn't know the name of the place where jets are kept :)), but he
said Jax had it moved to a private location and he doesn't know where."
S: "Are you sure he isn't hiding something? I need you to find it now, time isn't on our side."
Ja: "Yeah, I'm sure. Are sure Jax is behind this?"
S: "Yes, now MOVE!"
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 11
**Sonny had to find out where Jax's jet was, his instincts told him that
once he finds Jax, he would find Brenda. He had to find Brenda, he couldn't lose
her again, he just couldn't. He ran his hands through his hair nervously, waiting for
Jason's phone call.
**Brenda looked around, not knowing where she was. The only thing she saw was a warehouse.
This didn't make any sense. She thought to herself, "Why would Jax take me to a warehouse?"
She knew in her heart that Sonny would come for her, he wouldn't let anyone hurt her.
**Sonny's cell phone rang.**
S: "Corinthos."
J: "I found it, the jet is stored in a warehouse in Rochester."
S: "How'd did you get the information?"
J: "Let's just say I used the power of persuasion, my kind of persuasion!"
**Jason told Sonny the address of the warehouse in Rochester.**
S: "Meet me at the warehouse in an hour, I'm gonna get there sooner and stake things
out. I'll bring Joseph with me. See ya." Sonny snapped the cell phone shut and flew out of
the PH.
**Jax dragged Brenda inside the warehouse, anxious to get out of NY. As long as they were in NY there
was a greater chance of Sonny finding them.**
B: (seeing the jet and growing alarmed) "Where are you taking me?" Jax didn't answer. "I said, where are you taking me?!"
J: "Away from Port Charles, away from everyone who can brainwash you against me!"
B: "No one is brainwashing me against you, I have my reasons for not being with you. I don't love you Jax, I love Sonny! How many
times do I have to tell you this?"
J: "You can say it all you want Brenda, but I don't believe you! You do love me!"
**Sonny and Joseph arrived at the warehouse, parking for enough away for the car not to be heard. They got to the warehouse and began to stake it out, when Jason arrived. Sonny looked through one of the large windows to see Jax. There was no sign of Brenda.
Then suddenly he saw a flash of dark hair and she appeared. She was yelling at him. That made him smile to himself, the fact that she
was giving Jax hell. It told him that she was alright and wasn't gonna go without fight.**
B: "Jax, how can you do this? You're only making me hate you."
J: "Never say that again Brenda, you don't mean it."
B: "Yes I do, I hate you and nothing you can do can change the way I feel."
**All of a sudden, Jax's whole expression turned. His eyes got angry and stormy and he snapped. He swiftly raised his armed and slapped
Brenda with all his strength. Brenda stumbled backed and hit her head on the wing of the jet that was behind her. She screamed in pain and fell to the floor,
unconscious.**
**Out of nowhere Sonny saw Jax hit Brenda. Sonny only saw red and his first thought was to destroy Jax for hurting the woman he loved. He burst into the building.
Jax heard the noise Sonny made and saw Sonny holding a gun on him.**
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 12
**Sonny looked down at Brenda, and sees her lying helpless on the floor, still unconscious. Sonny keeps the gun steady in his hand,
pointing directly at Jax.
Jason and Joseph burst in at this moment guns drawn. Jax is stunned for a minute, then he pulls his own gun from beneath his jacket.
Brenda begins to moan quietly on the floor, bringing a shaky hand to her forehead.**
B: (barely audible) "Sonny?"
S: (staring Jax in the eyes, daring him to make a move) "Yeah baby, it's me. Everything's gonna be alright, just stay put, don't try and move."
B: (opening her eyes and growing afraid at the standoff taking place in front of her) "Sonny! Be careful. I love you."
J: (losing his concentration at Brenda's declaration of love. He turns to Brenda and points the gun at her and begins to talk to her) "I can't live without you
Brenda, and if I can't have you, no one can. Especially Sonny!" (his fingers squeeze the trigger as Brenda's eyes go wide with fear).
S: "NOOOOOOO!"
**Sonny reacts and pulls the trigger. The bullet rips through Jax. Jax screams in pain and falls to the floor, still holding his gun.
Jason and Joseph run to Jax and disarm him.
Sonny runs to Brenda's side to make sure she is okay. He comforts her and smoothes her hair.**
B: "Sonny. Sonny are you okay?"
S: "I'm fine baby and you are too, don't worry."
B: "Jax? What happened to him?"
S: "I shot him Brenda. I had to, I wasn't gonna let him hurt you, no one is ever going to hurt you!"
B: "I know you had to, you did it to protect me. He was crazy Sonny, he was gonna kill me."
S: "He can't hurt you baby, he can't hurt you anymore. (He stroked her cheek and kissed her softly on the forehead.)
**Jason had called an ambulance for Jax, but it was too late. He was losing blood at an alarming rate. Jax was going in and out of consciousness.
J: (whispering)"Brenda, Brenda I'm sorry." Jax was dying. With his last breath he said: "Brenda, please don't hate me. Brenda."
Jax died with Brenda's name on his lips.
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 13
**It is now a week later. Brenda has recovered and no charges were brought up against Sonny in Jax's death because of the surrounding circumstances.**
**Sonny is working at the club, or at least trying to. His mind keeps drifting to thoughts of Brenda. She hasn't been herself, which is understandable after
all she went through. She has been very quiet, but he knew that was Brenda's way of sorting through her thoughts. There was a knock on the door.**
S: "Yeah?"
B: "It's me Sonny, can I come in?"
S: "Of course you can come in."
**Brenda opened the door and walked in. She sat in a chair in front of Sonny.**
B: "Hey. I just thought we should talk."
S: "Sure, anything you want."
B: "I know I have been kind of withdrawn lately, and I'm sorry."
S: "There is nothing for you to be sorry about."
B: (walking over to Sonny and sitting on his lap) "You're really sweet, you know that?"
S: (smiling) "Yeah, I know that."
B: (laughing)"I love you so much." (Brenda bent down and kissed him)
S: "Are you going to be okay?"
B: "I'm gonna be fine. I realize I have to past what happened with Jax. It's too late to do things
differently. Jax did what he did, and that's that. I am not looking back, what's done is done.
I want to move forward, with you."
S: "Wow. You seem to be doing fine. I thought.....
B: "Sshh. I am fine, except for one thing."
S: "What's that?"
B: "You haven't kissed me yet."
S: (grinning) "That can easily be fixed." (He cupped Brenda's face in his hands and kissed her deeply)
B: (breathless)"What do you say we get out here?"
S: "Come on." (He grabbed her hand and pulled her out of the office, while she giggled the whole way)
**Sonny and Brenda walked into the PH, unable to stop kissing. Sonny swept Brenda up into his arms and carried her upstairs. He layed her gently on the bed and began to undress her. She unbuttoned his shirt. There clothes soon lay in a pile on the floor as they made love. Never wanting to leave the arm's of the one they loved.**
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 14
**Sonny had never been happier. He and Brenda were perfect together.
Brenda finally recovered from the kidnapping, both emotionally and physically.
Sonny knew it was time, there was nothing he wanted more than for Brenda to become his wife.
He just hoped he wasn't moving too fast for her. He had bought the ring and had it all planned out.
It was early in the morning, when he woke Brenda up.**
S: (gently shaking her) "Brenda, baby it's time to get up."
B: (yawning)"Sonny, what is it? Is something wrong?"
S: "No nothing is wrong. I have a surprise for you."
B: (fully awake now) "A surprise, what kind of surprise?"
S: "It's not here, you have to get up."
B: (turning over and kissing Sonny, then jumping out of bed) "Okay, I'm up!"
S: "Now go get ready, we have to leave here in a half an hour."
B: "I'm gonna go shower. You know we can save time if you join me."
S: "I was planning on it!"
**Sonny jumped out of bed and followed Brenda into the bathroom**
**Twenty minutes later they had showered and were finishing getting dressed.**
B: "Sonny, I am ready!"
S: "So am I, lets go!"
B: "Do I need to bring anything?"
S: "No, you can pick up what you need when we get there."
B: "Sooooo, we are going away aren't we?"
S: "That's as much as you're finding out!" (Sonny grinned and pulled Brenda close for a long kiss)
**They finally pulled apart and Brenda dragged Sonny out of the PH, begging him to tell her more.**
**They boarded Sonny's private jet.**
B: (pouting) "Sonny, please tell me where we are going!"
S: (grinning devilishly)"No, you're just gonna have to wait to find out."
B: (after a couple minutes of silent pouting) "Fine, I'm sure we can find something else to do."
S: "Like what?"
B: (going over to sit on Sonny's lap) "Like this." She bent her head down to kiss Sonny passionately.
S: "I can definately pass the time this way!"
**They continued to kiss each other throughout the whole trip.**
**They finally reached their destination, but Brenda was still in the dark as to where they were.**
**Sonny and Brenda walked out into the bright sunshine, and Brenda immediately knew where they were.**
B: (squealing with delight) "Oooooh, Sonny!" She jumped into his arms and kissed him.
"Puerto Rico!!! I love you!!"
**Sonny had made sure they got the same hotel as last time, as well as the same room.**
**Sonny and Brenda spent the entire day in their room, making love, and loving being
with each other. They spent hours in the jacuzzi, never being able to stop kissing and
and holding each other. Night finally fell and Sonny decided it was time. He and Brenda got
dressed and then he blindfolded her.**
B: "Is this really necessary Sonny! I feel ridiculous!"
S: "Yes it is! Where we are going is a surprise!"
**Sonny had rented a jeep and he and Brenda left for their destination.**
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 15
**Sonny and Brenda had finally reached their destination after a short boat ride**
**Sonny helped Brenda out of the boat and finally took the blindfold off. She was stunned**
**Somehow, Sonny had arranged for a table to be set up with candles and food. But that wasn't the
part that stunned her. Sonny had taken her to the beach where they had
made love after running from Rivera's men. Brenda got tears in her eyes as she turned to Sonny.**
B: (walking over to Sonny and taking his hands, she looked into his eyes and spoke softly) "Sonny I can't
believe you did this. I love it and I love you." She caressed his cheek with her hand and kissed him softly
on the lips. "You have no idea how much this means to me."
S : "I think I do because it means just as much to me. I love you Brenda. I've loved you from the first time I saw
you. When I see you, its almost like I can't breathe, you are so beautiful. I ask myself everyday how you can love
someone like me."
B: "Never doubt my love for you. We belong together, we have a connection that no one can break. We are soulmates."
S: "I never used to believe in love or soulmates before I met you, but you changed everything for me."
B: "You did the same for me. I was lost before I met. I was just wandering trying to find someone who loved me, but then I found
you, or we found each other. I am never letting you go again."
S: (falling to one knee) "Brenda, we have been through everything together, good and bad. Yet we survived and so did our love."
**Brenda was smiling and crying at the same time.**
S: "Will you marry me Brenda and become my wife?"
B: (sinking down to her knees in front of Sonny, she whispered her answer) "Yes Sonny. Yes! I will become your wife. There is nothing I want more
than to be Mrs. Corinthos. I have been dreaming of this day for so many years, Sonny. I can't believe it is finally here."
S: (running his fingertips over her lips) "Ssshh." He leaned to kiss her, but before he did he whispered "Thank you Brenda, for giving
me my life."
**Sonny and Brenda made love throughout the night. They couldn't get enough of each other. The passion exploded between them. They finally
fell asleep in each other's arms around dawn.**
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**Brenda woke up the next morning and immediately glanced down at the ring on her finger. She couldn't believe she was finally going to marry Sonny and become
Mrs. Corinthos. She turned slightly to look at Sonny. She memorized every feature, his lips, his nose, his dimples.
She couldn't get enough of him. She ran her fingers through his hair. Sonny looked so peaceful and happy, even in his sleep.
Sonny opened his eyes, sensing Brenda's intense gaze. When he saw her looking down on him, he smiled.**
B: "Hey, baby!"
S: "Hey, are you as happy as I am?"
B: (grinning and giggling) "I am so beyond happy! I love you so much Sonny! I have been dreaming of this for so long,
at one point I never thought it would happen, but once again you've made my dreams come true!"
S: "I know how you feel! I never though that I could love someone as much as I love you. You make me so happy, Brenda.
I never thought it was possible to love someone the way that I love you!"

B: "I never thought it was possible either. Before I met you, I was just wandering trying to find someone to love me
that I could love back and the moment I saw you I loved you."
S: (whispering) "Same here. It hit me all of a sudden when I saw you. You were so beautiful and innocent."
B: (smiling) "I wasn't that innocent!"
S: "Tell me about it."
B: "Sonny you touch me down to my very soul. I finally found what I was looking for when I met you. A soulmate, you are
my soulmate."
S: "You sure know how to sweet talk, baby!"
B: "Honey it so much more than talk!" She rolled on top of his and began to kiss him passionately. (or did she kiss passion on the lips,
I am not quite sure! :))
**By the time Sonny and Brenda got back to the hotel room it was eleven o'clock at night. The whole way up to the room Brenda was laughing
and giggling as Sonny kissed her neck.**
S: "I love you baby."
B: "I love you, too!"
S: "Oh yeah, well than show me!"
B: "You want me to show you, that is definately ot a problem!" She pushed Sonny onto the bed. She undressed
while he watched her, then she sat on the bed next to him and began to undress him. They made love throughout
the night.
**The next morning.**
**Sonny woke up to find Brenda nestled against his chest.**
**Brenda woke up soon after.**
S: "Are you hungry, if you want I can order room service."
B: "Great idea, while you do that I am going to go take a quick shower."
**Sonny ordered room service then decided to go join Brenda in the shower. Thirty minutes
later they both emerged, more exhausted than when they went in.
B: "I am starving!"
S: "I thought I took care of that!"
B: "You took care of that hunger baby, but right now I need food!"
S: "That can be arranged, the room service should have arrived by now. Sonny checked
outside the door and found the tray of silver covered dishes.
B: "What did you order?"
S: (bringing the tray) "Weeeeell, let's see." He uncovered the dishes to show Brenda
strawberries, chocolate croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice.
**Sonny and Brenda fed each other strawberries and nibbled on croissants.**
**They decided to take a nap, before going to the beach for the day.**
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**Sonny and Brenda have spent the last fast few days just enjoying themselves in Puerto Rico.
Though they rarely left their bed or jacuzzi. They did spend a few days down at the beach.
But it was time to go home and face the real world.**
**They had just finished packing and were looking around the room one last time.**
B: (sighing) "We have had so many wonderful times in this room. I am going to miss it."
S: (putting his arm around her waist) "I know, but, we can have wonderful times where ever we are."
B: "I know. Just promise me we can come back soon!"
S: "Anything for you baby!"
**Once Sonny and Brenda were aboard the jet, they decided to take a nap, since they barely got to
sleep in Puerto Rico. Sonny couldn't get over how wonderful it felt to have Brenda in his arms.
It was such an unbelievable feeling, he felt like he could take on the world when Brenda was with
him.**
**When they finally got back to Port Charles, they decided to stop by and see Ned and Lois at the
gatehouse.** (If I haven't mentioned it yet in my version Lois never left Ned and they lived happily
ever after, the reason they weren't mentioned before is because Eddie was on tour with Lois and Brooke Lynn :))
**They knocked on the door to the gatehouse and Lois answered.**
L: "Girlfriend! I've missed you so much! (They continued to hug and squeal, while Sonny and Ned stood back smiling
at the scene taking place in front of them. Sonny and Nedly are still not the best of friends)
B: "I've missed you so much! How's Brooke?"
L: "She's great! She is getting so big! You should see her!
N: "I'll go get her!"
**Lois and Sonny hugged and Ned came back with Brooke. Brenda squealed with delight at how beautiful Brooke is.**
B: "Can I hold her?"
L: "Of course you can!"
B: (smiling Brenda took Brooke out of her father's arms) "She is so big! Look at those big blue eyes! (turning to Sonny)
"We must have the must beautiful goddaughter in the world!"
S: "I couldn't agree more." (Brenda gave Brooke to Sonny. Lois pulled her over to the couch)
L: "So how are you? I'm sorry I wasn't here for you during the kidnapping."
B: (smiling) "It's okay. I'm fine now. I wasn't for awhile, but Sonny helped me through it. He has been the best Lois!
We are so happy! The past is the past and I'm not going to look back anymore!"
L: (hugging Brenda) "I am so happy for you, you deserve the same kind of happiness I have with my Nedly!"
B: "Speaking of happiness, Sonny can you come here?"
**Sonny walked over to the couch and sat down next to Brenda with Brooke in his arms. Ned followedhim over.**
B: "Sonny and I have an announcement to make! We're getting married!"
L: "Oooh, Brenda! I am so happy for you!"
N: "This is great news Brenda, as long as you're happy!"
L: "Sonny, I know you two are going to be soooo happy!"
S: "I know we are, we have had our share of bad luck, now it is only good
from here on out!"
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**Sonny and Brenda made their way back to the PH after telling Lois and Ned their news.
Sonny put his arm around Brenda's waist as they made their way inside the PH.
It was still early, but they decided to stay home. Brenda was going to call Robin at school
and give her the good news.**
**Brenda picked up the phone and dialed Robin's number.**
R: "Hello?"
B: "Hey, little sis'! What's up?"
R: "Brenda! It's so good to hear your voice! How are you?"
B: "I am absolutely wonderful, ecstatic, beyond happy!"
R: "Wow! I guess you are fine!"
B: "I owe it all Sonny! He's the best! I have some news for you
though!"
R: "What is it?"
B: "Sonny and I are getting married!"
R: "That's wonderful, Bren! Did you set a date?"
B: "Yes, we did, actually. It's 2 1/2 weeks from today!"
R: "That soon?"
B: "We decided that since we've waited this long, we shouldn't have
to wait any longer!"
R: "I will definately be there!"
B: "Well, it's late and you should probably get your rest!" Brenda handed the phone
to Sonny so he could talk to her for awhile.
**While Sonny and Robin talked Brenda went upstairs and lit candles throughout the bedroom. She put on a red satin
nightgown and went backstairs. She snuck up behind Sonny as he said goodbye to Robin.
She put her arms around and began to kiss his neck.**
S: (groaning) "God, do you know what you do to me Brenda?"
B: "Yes I do! That's why I do it!"
**Brenda turned Sonny around and his eyes lit up when he saw her.**
S: (his voice low and raspy) "You are the most beautiful woman in the world!
God, what would I do without you!"
B: (caressing his face gently) "You will never have to find out because I am not going anywhere!"
**Sonny took Brenda's face in his hands and kissed her passionately. In one sweeping
motion he picked her up in his arms and took her upstairs. He stopped for a moment
when he saw what she had done in the room. He looked down at her and kissed her again.
He moved over to the bed and layed her down. He took his jacket and shirt off and maneuvered himself
so he was on top of her, their kisses getting morepassionate and intense with each one.**
S: (whispering)"You are unbelievable!"
**Brenda just kept kissing him, unable to stop. They made love throughout the night, finally
falling asleep in each other's arms sometime around dawn.
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 19
**It is about a week and a half later, which means only a week left until the wedding.
Brenda has been doing last minute preparations, but she still hasn't found a dress. Nothing
is good enough and she is starting to worry that nothing will suit her taste. Sonny already has
a tux. Brenda has asked Lois to be her matron of honor and Robin is her bridesmaid. Brenda and
Sonny decided to keep the wedding small and intimate. Luke is Sonny's best man and Jason will
escort Robin down the aisle and Ned will do the same for Lois. Brenda has asked Mike to "give her away".
They are having the wedding at a small church that Sonny and Lois used to go to when they were children in Bensonhurst.**
**Brenda, Robin, and Lois have decided to take a trip into the City to see if they could find a wedding
dress for Brenda and dresses for Robin and Lois.**
**They went through the whole day without finding anything and Brenda was getting very discouraged.**
B: "I am going to have absolutely nothing to wear for my own wedding! I cannot believe this!"
**Robin and Lois look at each other and grin.**
L: "Listen Bren, we are gonna find something! We are not gonna let you walk down the aisle naked, although
Sonny might enjoy that too much!"
B: "Lois!" (Brenda hit Lois playfully on the arm)
R: (grabbing Brenda'a arm)"C'mon! We don't have that much time left!"
**Robin, Lois, and Brenda continued looking when they came upon a small boutique.**
R: "Why don't we try this?"
B: (sighing) "I'll try anything right now!"
*Brenda, Robin, and Lois look throughout the whole boutique when Brenda squealed in delight.**
B: "I found it! It's perfect!"
**Brenda had on the most exquisite gown she had ever seen. It was white satin and the back of it dipped down
to the lower back. The gown was embroidered with small pearls and was cut straight, except for a small flair
at the feet. The bodice was fitted and also dipped down but only enough to show a small amount of cleavage.**

L: "It's gorgeous, Brenda!"
R: "You look amazing Brenda!"
B: "I can't believe it, it is so beautiful! Did you guys find anything?"
L: "Actually yes we did!"
L: "Lois held up a sapphire blue dress that complimented her eyes. Robin held up
a similar style dress but in a lighter blue. Both dresses were silk.**
**They paid for the dresses and made their way home.**
**Brenda entered the PH to find Sonny sitting on the couch waiting for her.**
B: (running over to him and throwing her arms him) "I found a dress baby! It's perfect!"
S: "That's great Brenda, but where is it?"
B: "Lois took it because I don't want you to see it before the wedding!"
S: (grinning) "Not even a little peak?"
B: "NO! Not even a little peak!"
S: "How can you be so cruel?"
B: "Oh, baby I'm sorry! How about I make it up to you?"
S: "I don't know!"
B: (rubbing her hands across his chest very seductively) "Are you sure! It'll be worth your while!"
**Sonny and Brenda begin to kiss an he leads her upstairs where they make love.**
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I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 20
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**It is now the day of Sonny and Brenda's wedding. They hated spending the previous night apart, but Robin insisted.
Everyone had already arrived at the church and Brenda had just finished getting ready.
Sonny was pacing nervously at the altar. All of a suddent the music started to play and Robin came walking down the aisle with Jason at her side.
Sonny and Luke smiled at her. Lois and Ned followed Robin and Jason. The music changed to the wedding march.
Brenda came down the aisle with Mike at her side. She looked absolutely radiant. Sonny had a huge grin on his face, his dimples flashing.
He couldn't believe how beautiful she looked in that dress. She truly was an angel to him, she was his redemption. Brenda took her place at Sonny's side.
They had decided to write their own vows.**
*~*~*~
S: (with tears in his eyes) "Brenda, you are my life, my heart and soul. You and our life together is the reason I get up every morning.
Your love makes me feel like I can do anything. You save my life by just being in it. You are always there when I need you.
I will spend the rest of my life showing you how much I love you. I promise you that I will make all of your dreams come true."
B: (smiling but with tears in her eyes as well) "Sonny you are my dream come true. I have wanted to become your wife for the longest time.
(she reaches up to caress his cheek) I love you so much that it hurts to be away from you. I promise you that I will make you happier than you ever dreamed possible.
All I want is our life together. You are my life, you are my soul. I love you."
**The minister went through the traditional vows and then pronounced them man and wife. Sonny took Brenda's face in his hands and kissed her more passion and love than he ever had.**
**The reception was being held at Luke's and by the time Sonny and Brenda arrived everyone else was already there.**
Luke: (standing up on a table and yelling for everyone to quiet down) "Since I am the best man it is my duty to propose a toast to the bride and groom.
Sonny, Brenda, you two are the most stubborn people I know, besides me and the Mrs. You went through a whole hell of alot to get where you are today,
and all I have to say is THANK GOD!!! I don't know two people who deserve
happiness as much as you two do.**
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Sorry this is so short, I am going to post another one real soon!!!!:)*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 21
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**It was now time for the bride and groom to dance the first dance of the evening.
Sonny and Brenda had thought alot about the song they wanted to have played for them and
they finally settled on "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.**
**The music began to play and Sonny took Brenda in his arms. They were oblivious to what was going on around them, they were the only two people around.**
~*~*~*~Love, I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart.
When I want to run away I drive off in my car
but which ever way I go
I come back to the place you are.*~*~*~
**Sonny looked into Brenda's eyes and saw the depth of her love for him.
It amazed him every time he saw it.**
~*~*~*~All my instincts, they return
the light, the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes.~*~*~*~
**Brenda caressed Sonny's face with her hand and gently kissed his lips.
The electricity that flowed between them was unbelievable.**
~*~*~*~I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes.
The resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes.
Oh, I want to be that complete.
I want to touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes.~*~*~*~
**Sonny kissed Brenda back, but this time deepened the intensity of it.**
~*~*~*~Love, I don't like to see so much pain
so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away.
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival.
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive.~*~*~*~
**Brenda pulled away and whispered "I love you." Sonny his voice low and raspy whispered, "I love you, too."
~*~*~*~And all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn.
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside.~*~*~*~
**Brenda layed her head down on Sonny's chest and they felt a wave of happiness, of pure contentment wash over them.**
~*~*~*~In your eyes
the light, the heat
n your eyes.
I am complete
in your eyes.~*~*~*~
**Sonny lifted Brenda's head up gently and bent down to kiss her again.**
~*~*~*~I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes.
The resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes.
Oh, I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in your eyes.
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes~*~*~*~
**Sonny and Brenda continued to kiss passionately oblivious to everyone around them.**
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Next time, the honeymoon.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'll Cherish You Forever: Part 22
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**Sonny and Brenda finally pulled apart. They decided to leave early for their honeymoon.
Sonny and Brenda went to say their goodbyes.**
B: (walking over to Lois) "Hey, Lois! Sonny and I are getting ready to leave!"
L: "I am gonna miss you so much Bren!" (Lois reached over and gave Brenda a hug)
"I'm gonna miss you too Sonny! (she gave Sonny a hug)
**In the meantime, Brenda said her goodbyes to Ned. She then went over to Robin and Jason and Sonny followed her over.**
R: "Have a great time you guys!"
S: (Sonny grinned, showing off those gorgeous dimples of his) "Don't worry we will!"
**Robin and Brenda hugged and Sonny pulled Jason off to the side.**
J: "What is it?"
S: "I just want to be sure you can handle everything while I am gone."
J: "Don't worry I have it all under control."
**Sonny and Brenda said the rest of their goodbyes and went out to the limo. Brenda was holding on to Sonny
the whole way there. Sonny bent his head down and kissed Brenda's neck. She giggled and kissed him back as they got
into the limo.**
B: "I can't wait to get to Italy!"
S: "I thought you might like it there!"
B: "I love Italy, but I haven't been there since I was a child!"
S: "Well I can tell you one thing, this experience is going to be totally different!"
B: (smiling) "Oh yeah, now why is that?"
S: "Because, baby, we're gonna do things in Italy that you've only dreamed of!"
B: "I've had alot of dreams or should I say fantasies!"
S: "And didn't I promise you that I would make all of your dreams come true!"
B: "Yes, you did and I am going to hold you to it!"
**Sonny and Brenda continued to kiss the whole way to the airport, where Sonny's private jet was waiting for them.**
~~~~~~~~~~Next time, Sonny and Brenda arrive in Italy.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
**Sonny and Brenda got off the private jet, to be welcomed by a beautiful Italian sunrise. Brenda put her arms around Sonny and sighed with sheer pleasure.
Never had she felt so complete, so happy.**
**Sonny reached over and pulled Brenda close. He loved the feel of her next to him, he was never letting her go. He kissed her forehead gently and brushed a few fallen locks of hair out of her eyes.
Sonny thought to himself how much he loved looking into her eyes everyday. He loved her more and more everyday.**
**Sonny had arranged for a chauffer to come and pick them up and take them to a small inn located on the countryside. They arrived about a half an hour later.**
**Sonny put his arms around Brenda as they made their way up to their room. When they arrived at their room, Brenda let out a squeal of delight and hugged Sonny close to her.**
B: "I love it! It's amazing. How did you find this place?"
S: (grinning and showing off those dimples) "Let's just say I have my ways."
B: (hugging Sonny around the waist)"And you know how much I love your ways."
**Sonny and Brenda walked over to the balcony to look down at a spectacular view of the Italian countryside. The sky was an amazing shade of blue with hints of purple and red.**
**Sonny looked down into Brenda's eyes and was amazed at the love he saw there. It was an unconditional love they felt for each other. No one had to be perfect, they just had to be together.
As long as they were together they knew everything would work out.**
**Sonny held Brenda's face in his hands and kissed her deeply. They moved over to the bed as they began to undress each other.**
**Brenda kissed Sonny's chest as he caressed her back and hair.**
**They fell on to the bed and became one.**
**They made love for hours just reveling in the love they felt for one another.**
**Brenda looked into Sonny's eyes and kissed him gently on the lips.**
B: "I never thought I could feel like this."
S: "I know, neither did I, until I saw you."
B: "It's like, I want to become a part of you, to crawl inside your chest and be safe forever."
**Sonny caressed her face and made a trail of kisses down her face and neck.**
S: I know baby, believe me I know. I'm not whole when you're not with me. You complete me."
S: "You're inside my heart and soul. I would be nothing without you."
B: "I love you more than words can express, you are my heart, my soul."
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**The sun streamed through windows and cascaded waves of color over Sonny and Brenda's sleeping bodies.
**Brenda moved slightly and squinted against the bright sunlight. She looked over at Sonny, who had his arms wrapped tightly
around her. She smiled at the sight of him. He looked just like a little boy, he was so peaceful. She traced the line of his jaw
with her index finger and gently kissed the tip of his nose. He slowly opened his eyes and grinned at the sight of her.**
S: "What are you doing up so early?"
B: "Watching you sleep."
S: "Hmmmm. I can think of some other things we could be doing instead." (he rolled over, so that he was looking down at her and he bent his down
and kissed her)
B: (giggling) "Isn't it a bit early for this?"
S: "It's never too early or too late for this."
**Brenda pushed Sonny over so that he was laying on his back. She propped herself up on one elbow and looked at him.**
B: "Sooooooo. What do you want to do today?"
S: (grinning slyly) "Well I have a couple of ideas."
B: "I should have known better than to ask you."
S: "Well, since you don't like my ideas, what do you want to do?"
B: "How about we go explore the town. It's so beautiful outside, I don't want to miss anything."
S: "It's beautiful in here too. And believe me you won't miss anything."
**Sonny sat up and took Brenda in his arms. He kissed her gently and they began to make love.**
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Chapter 20*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
**I'm speeding up time, so it it is now two months past the honeymoon**
**Brenda is at work, modeling for a new perfume. She is smiling her face off and she doesn't think she can stand another minute of it.
She continues to pose and bat her eyelashes at the camera. The bright lights are giving her a headache and she begins to feel dizzy.
Her hand reaches out to grab something, anything, but there is nothing. Everything turns black as she falls to the floor, unconscious.**

Lucy: "Oh my God! Oh my God! Brenda? Brenda?"
**Lucy stoops down next to Brenda as one of the cameramen rush over with a glass of water.**
**Brenda's eyes flutter open and she looks around, dazed.**
B: "What happened?"
L: "Well you seem to have faded out on us for a moment."
B: "The lights were just so bright and I got dizzy."
**Lucy took the water from the cameraman and handed it to Brenda.**
**Brenda took a small sip and set it on the floor. She struggled to get up and had to
lean on Lucy to stable herself.**
B: (offering a weak smile) "I'm okay, really I am."
L: "I really don't think you are, I'm gonna postpone the shoot until you're better."
B: "Thanks Luce, I appreciate."
L: "Do you want to call Sonny?"
B: "No, I have Sonny's driver here. I'm just gonna go home and lay down. I don't want to worry
Sonny over nothing."
L: "If you say so Bren."
**Brenda arrives home and goes straight to bed. She ends up sleeping for hours.**
**Sonny gets home and notices the house is completely dark. He starts to worry about Brenda.**
S: "Brenda? Brenda are you here?"
**Sonny looks around the house and doesn't find her. He goes upstairs to find her laying in their bed, sleeping like a baby.
He sits on the bed next to her, being careful so he doesn't wake her. He takes his shoes and jacket off and lays on the bed
next to her. He wraps his arms around her as he too drifts off to sleep.**
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Chapter 21*~*~*~*~*~*~*
**Brenda wakes up later that night to feel Sonny's arms wrapped tightly around her. She smiles softly and turns around to face him.
She kisses him gently. He opens his eyes to see Brenda looking at him.**
B: "Hey, when did you get here?"
S: "A couple of hours ago. You were asleep and I didn't want to wake you."
B: "You should have."
S: "Yeah, well....maybe I just wanted to watch you sleep. You look like an angel, my angel."
B: "I was just so tired. I came home from the shoot early."
S: "How come?" (he looks slightly worried)
B: (seeing his worried look) "I don't want you to worry, baby. I'm fine.
I just fainted at the shoot."
S: "Fainted! How come?"
B: "I don't know.....the lights were just so bright and I got dizzy."
S: "I want you to go see the doctor."
B: "Sonny, I don't need to go see the doctor. I am fine."
S: "Look, Brenda, I am not going to argue with you about this."
B: "Does it mean that much to you that I go?"
S: "Yes, it does. I'm not going to risk your health."
B: "Fine, Sonny. I'll go, but I don't like it."
S: "Well, maybe I can make it up to you. Since you are being so nice
and doing this for me."
B: "I'd do anything for you. But, hmmm. What can you do for me?"
S: (kissing her neck) "I can do lots of things."
B: "Yeah, I know you can. You've showed me over and over again just what you can do."
S: "I can stop if you want, but I don't think you want me to."
B: "No, No. I don't"
**Sonny kisses Brenda and they begin to make love**
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**Brenda woke up the next morning feeling extremely nauseous. She got up from the bed quickly
and ran to the bathroom. Sonny woke up as she was getting up.**
S: "Brenda! Brenda? What's wrong?"
**Sonny could hear Brenda choking and coughing in the bathroom. He got up quickly and put his robe on. He walked over to the
bathroom and knocked on the door.**
S: "Brenda, honey. Are you okay?"
B: (weakly) "Yeah, Sonny. I'm fine. Don't worry."
S: "What do you mean don't worry? Of course I'm going to worry. I love you."
**Sonny heard the sound of running water as Brenda brushed her teeth.**
S: "Are you gonna let me in?"
B: "I'm coming out, just give me a minute."
**Brenda opened the door and offered Sonny a small smile.**
B: "I just got queasy all of a sudden."
S: (caressing her face) "How long haven't you felt well?"
B: "I don't know....about a week or so."
S: "A week or so! Will you please go make an appointment to see the doctor?"
B: "Don't worry, I will."
**Sonny gave her a skeptical look.**
B: (punching his arm playfully) "I said I will, didn't I? And you know I always keep my promises to you."
S: (hugging her) "Yeah I know."
**It is now four hours later and Brenda has made an appointment to see a doctor.**
**Brenda sits in the doctor's office. She starts to fidget, feeling very uncomfortable and nervous."
Doctor: "Hello. Mrs. Corinthos, right?"
B: (smiling at hearing a person call her Mrs. Corinthos) "Yeah. That's me."
D: "So what seems to be the problem?"
B: "Well, I have been getting dizzy and nauseous lately."
D: "How long have you had these symptoms?"
B: "About a week or so."
D: "Okay, Mrs. Corinthos. We'll run some standard tests and see what the problem is."
B: "Okay."
**Several hours later Brenda arrives back at the hospital to recieve the test results.**
D: "Well, Mrs. Corinthos, please sit down."
B: "Okay."
**Brenda sits down and looks at the doctor expectantly.**
B: "So, what's up? Am I okay?"
D: "I'd have to say you're better than okay."
B: "What do you mean?"
D: "Mrs. Corinthos, you're pregnant."
B: (shocked) "I'm....I'm pregant? I'm going to have a baby? I'm gonna have a baby!"
**Brenda jumps up in excitement.**
B: "How far along am I?"
D: "Approximately nine weeks."
B: "This is unbelievable!"
D: "I'd like to make a follow-up appointment for the coming weeks, to make
sure everything is progressing smoothly."
B: "Alright. Is it okay if I leave now? I'd like to tell my husband."
D: "By all means, please go."
B: "Thank you. Goodbye."
D: (smiling) "Goodbye Mrs. Corinthos."
**Brenda rushes home to surprise Sonny with the news.**

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**Later that night at home, Brenda gets everything ready. She wants everything to be perfect
tonight. Tonight is the night she tells the man she loves that he is going to be a father. Brenda
thinks back to the night when Sonny told her Lily was pregnant. Brenda knows how much Sonny wanted to
be a father to that child. He would have been a wonderful father. Brenda remembers how she wished she
was the one carrying his child, and now she is. She ran her hand gently over her stomach and whispered:
"Hey, baby. It's your mama. Your daddy is going to be so excited when he finds out about you."**
**Brenda put candles all around the house. She lit them and let their soft glow fill the room.
She put their dinner, which she had ordered due to her lack of culinary talent, on serving platters and set
them out on the table. She then went upstairs to get ready.**
**Brenda stood in the middle of her walk-in closet looking for the perfect outfit. Nothing seemed right.
She looked at a short red dress, but it just wasn't what she was looking for. She pulled dress after dress off the hangers,
until she found the perfect dress. It was a long, sleek black satin dress. It was form-fitting with small spaghetti straps
and low scoop neck. She put the dress on and then went to her jewelry box. She took out the diamond necklace that Sonny
had given her so many years ago on Valentine's day.**
**She went back downstairs and sat on the couch to wait for Sonny. She didn't have to wait long. Several minutes later
he was walking in the door.**
**Brenda smiled at him and laughed at his slightly confused yet pleased expression.**
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**Sonny shut the door behind and gave Brenda a huge smile (his dimples showing full force).**
**Brenda holds her hand out for Sonny to come over. Sonny walks over to the couch and puts his hand
in Brenda's.**
**Brenda reaches over and gives Sonny a light kiss on the mouth.**
B: "So honey, how was your day?"
S: "Umm, just fine." (giving a small laugh)
B: "I have dinner ready."
S: "Oh really? Did you cook?"
B: (laughing) "No, of course not. Would I ever think of cooking?"
S: "I hope not."
**Brenda gets up and leads Sonny over to the table.**
**Sonny looks around taking in everything around him.**
S: "What are you up to Brenda?"
B: "What makes you think I'm up to anything?"
S: "Just curious."
B: "I'm just a wife that loves her husband sooo much she likes to surprise
him with a romantic evening now and then. But if you don't want me to....we
can do something else."
S: "No...no. Believe me, I want you to."
B: "Well then come sit down."
**Sonny and Brenda sit to dinner. They talk about how wonderful life is and
how much time they have to be together. They have all the time in the world.
Brenda gets up from the table and Sonny follows.**
**Brenda goes over to the stereo and puts some music on.**
B: "Dance with me."
S: "Anything for you."
**Sonny goes over to Brenda and puts his arms around her.**
**They begin to sway to the music.**
~*Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling~*
~*Do you hear my heart beating~*
~*Do you understand~*
~*Do you feel the same~*
~*Am I only dreaming~*
~*Is this burning an eternal flame~*
**Brenda leans her head on Sonny's chest and listens to the soothing sound
of his heartbeat.**
S: (in a low, raspy voice) "Did I tell you how beautiful you are?"
B: "Everyday I wake up next to you."
S: "Let me say it again...." (he lifts Brenda's chin and she looks up at him)
"You are the most beautiful woman in the world.....I love you."
B: "I love you."
~*I believe it's meant to be, darling~*
~*I watch you when your sleeping~*
~*You belong with me~*
~*Do you feel the same~*
~*Am I only dreaming~*
~*Or is this burning an eternal flame~*j
**Brenda tightens her hold on Sonny and he kisses the top of her head.**
~*Say my name, sun shines through the rain~*
~*A whole life so lonely~*
~*And then you come and ease the pain~*
~*I don't want to lose this feeling~*
**As the song ends Brenda pulls away from Sonny and looks into his eyes.**
B: "I have something I need to tell you."
S: "Uh huh. Go ahead, baby."
B: (taking his hand and rubbing it against her belly) "Do you feel anything?"
S: (looking a bit confused) "No, should I?"
B: (smiling) "Not yet, but you will soon......daddy."
S: "Daddy?" (what Brenda says begins to register and his eyes sparkle)
B: "Uh huh."
S: "You're...we're gonna have a baby!" (he has a a huge grin on his face)
B: "So what do you think?"
S: "What do you mean, what do I think? This is incredible!"
**Sonny picks Brenda up and spins her around as she squeals in delight.**
**Sonny kisses her passionately on the lips as he leads her upstairs to their bedroom.**
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**Sonny and Brenda continue to kiss as they stand in front of their bed.**
**Sonny leaves a trail of kisses down her neck and in between kissing her he
whispers: "Brenda, baby, you have made me the happiest man alive! How much better
can life get?"**
**Breathlessly, Brenda says: "It's just gonna get better and better. We have everything
Sonny, everything."**
**Sonny kisses her shoulders and inches the straps of her dress down until it falls off completely.**
**He picks her up as she takes his jacket and shirt off. She leans over and kisses his chest.**
B: "I love you soooo much."
S: "I love you too, God, I don't deserve you, but I love you and need you."
**Sonny lays Brenda down on the bed and lays next to her. He rubs his hand over her belly and
then kisses it gently. He whispers: "our baby is in there." He kisses her belly one more time and
then shifts to kiss Brenda's lips.**
**Brenda continues to undress him and they make love throughout the night.**
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~~~~~Okay, this chapter focuses on Sonny and his feelings. I hope you like it.~~~~
**Brenda was curled up peacefully in Sonny's arms as he watched her sleep. He watched the moonlight
dance on her face. Brenda had a slight smile on her face. Sonny ran his hands
over her face and along her back. He then gently touched her stomach, thinking of the miracle that was
growing inside her. Their child, a part of each of them. Sonny thought of what it would be like to
have a baby in the house, to watch Brenda be a mother, to rock and hold their child, to sing the baby
lullabies(sp?) as he or she drifted off to dreamland. The perfect picture, perfect. That's what his life was,
perfect. He had Brenda, his wife and he had their baby growing inside Brenda. He never thought this was possible. When he was younger,
a teenager growing up in Bensenhurst he never thought that he would have this kind of life. He thought he was doomed,
doomed to suffer a life full of darkness, shadows, and pain. There would be no light in his life, it truly wouldn't be a life
just a person growing throught the motions of living, trying to act like a whole person. Deke had told him over and over again
he was worthless. For awhile he had believed that until he grew up and went out on his own. He thought
he would make his own destiny, he was wrong. Destiny made him. Brenda was his destiny, his fate, his life, his light. True, for awhile,
he lived recklessly, working for Joe Scully, becoming his protege. He became a mobster. He became powerful, strong. He closed himself off to the
world, except to Stone. When Stone came into his life, it was like he found his brother. They connected and Sonny took Stone in, like Joe took him in.
**Sonny thought about his mother and how much she would have loved Brenda. It was impossible not to love Brenda. She was his angel, his star. She guided him
through the darkness, and helped him fight his demons. When Sonny first saw Brenda he was intrigued, but never had thought he found his soulmate. But when
they ran into each other at the car dealership, Sonny became hooked. Brenda was his drug, but she was also his lifeline. She saved him so many times, from
other people trying to kill him, but also from himself. She never let him retreat into the darkness where the demons were. She never let him drown. After
she wore the wire, and he rejected her time and time again, she still came back. Even after Lily's death she came to him. To save him, to love him, to offer
him her friendship and support.**
**Brenda stirred slightly in his embrace but didn't wake up. She just snuggled closer to the man she loves.**
**Thoughts ran wild in Sonny's head. He thought of their unborn child and how he would protect his family at all costs. He wasn't going to lose what took him so
long to find. He refused. Sonny pictured what life was going to be like thirty years from now. That's all he wanted to grow old with Brenda. He remembered telling her
that even when she was old and had wrinkles and grey in her hair she would still be the most beautiful woman in the world to him. God, he meant that with bone in his body.**
**Sonny closed his eyes and drifted off to sleep to dream out the future, something he used to never do until he met Brenda.**
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**Brenda woke up the next morning to feel Sonny's arm around her and one hand laying gently on her stomach. She smiled
at the thought of Sonny being a daddy. She couldn't wait for the baby to be born. Suddenly, a wave of nausea rushed over her.
She got up quickly and ran to the bathroom. Sonny woke up and felt slightly guilty for what Brenda was going through.**
**Sonny got up and repeated the same actions of yesterday. He stood by the door of the bathroom and waited for her to come out.**
S: "Morning sickness, huh?"
B: "Yup. Isn't it wonderful?"
S: "Wondeful? I'm a bit lost."
B: (Brenda wrapped her arms around Sonny) "I'm gonna have your baby, anything that is involved with that is absolutely wonderful."
S: "You are the sweetest, sexiest, most beautiful woman in the world."
B: (giggling) "Are you still gonna feel that way when I am as big as a house!"
S: "I'll feel this way for eternity. You'll be even more beautiful to me because you have our baby inside of you."
B: "Did I tell you today, that I love you?"
S: "Nope. But feel free to."
B: (laughing) "I love you sooooo much, honey."
S: "I love you too. Now how about breakfast?"
B: "I'm not really that hungry."
S: "Well, you're gonna eat anyway. You're eating for two now."
B: "Yes, sir. Whatever you say!"
S: (grinning) "I like the sound of that."
B: "I'm sure you do!"
**They go downstairs and Sonny makes Brenda a huge breakfast. Brenda and Sonny then go upstairs
and get ready for the day.**
B: "Baby, I'm gonna go now. I have that meeting with Lucy."
S: "Wait a second. C'mere."
B: "What is it, honey?"
S: "I want you to promise me that you'll be careful."
B: "I will be."
S: "Still, I want you to take Joseph with you."
B: "Is there trouble, is something gonna go down? I need you to tell me."
S: "No, nothing is wrong. I just want to you to have extra protection now that you are pregnant."
B: "What about you? Don't you need Joseph?"
S: "Jason is gonna be around. Don't worry!"
B: "Don't tell me not to worry! Because you know I do. That would be like me telling you not to worry about
the safety of me and the baby."
S: "Alright! You win. I won't tell you that anymore."
B: "Okay, now shut up and kiss me."
**Sonny leans down, takes her face in his hands and kisses her deeply.**
B: (breathless) "Bye, baby."
S: "C-Ya sweetheart."

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~*~*This chapter mainly focuses on Brenda.~*~*
**Brenda finished her meeting with Lucy and decided to go shopping. Things in life couldn't get any better.
Lucy had agreed to postpone the shoot. Brenda didn't want to stop working yet. She and Lucy had worked out
a deal to do photo shoots while she was pregnant. Lucy thought it was a great idea to do the ad campaign with
Brenda pregnant, she would look all the more beautiful.**
**Brenda walked down the street toward her favorite boutique. She knew Joseph was following her, but she didn't care.
She was on top of the world. Brenda went inside the boutique and laughed at Joseph standing guard outside the door,
he looked so out of place and uncomfortable in front of woman's clothing store. Brenda went through the racks of lingerie,
when she came upon the most beautiful red, satin nightgown. It had criss-cross straps in the back and
slit up the leg. Brenda thought how wonderful it would be to surprise Sonny, he would never suspect that
she would surprise him again tonight.**
**Brenda bought the dress and continued with her little shopping excursion. She was headed toward shoe store
when something caught her eye at a baby boutique. It was a huge stuffed animal. Brenda ran inside and grabbed the bear
from the window display. She had always wanted one when she was little, but her father said
they were for babies and never allowed her to have one. As Brenda stood in the store staring down
at the big white polar bear, tears came to her eyes. She silently vowed that her baby would have everything
she and Sonny never had. No one would ever hurt her baby. Brenda bought the bear and left. She saw Joseph give her
a funny look and then a smile. She smiled back at him. She thought to herself, that it wasn't so bad having him around,
at least she always had someone to talk to.
She laughed inwardly at having an actual conversation with Joseph, who usually never said more than two words to her.**
**For the first time in awhile Brenda was actually hungry so she stopped to have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
She was surprised at how ravenous she actually was.**
**Feeling tired she decided to go home. Sonny wouldn't be home for at least another couple hours. She decided to take a long hot bubble bath.
She ended up falling asleep and when she woke up it was almost 8:00 p.m. She quickly dried off and slipped on her red nightgown. She quickly ordered some takeout.
After the takeout arrived she placed everything perfectly on the table and lit candles everywhere. She went over to where the stuffed animal sat perched on the chair.
She picked it up and hugged it to her chest. She walked over to the couch and curled up into a ball, holding the bear tightly to her. She soon fell asleep.**
**Ten minutes later, Sonny came home to find the most beautiful sight he had ever seen. The candles flickered in the backround behind Brenda. He saw her curled up
in a ball on the couch hugging a big, white stuffed bear. She looked so peaceful and angelic. He walked over to her and just stared. She was so beautiful.
Brenda's eyes fluttered and she gave Sonny a huge smile.**
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S: "Hey, baby. What's all this?"
B: "I thought I would surprise you again."
S: "You are unbelievable. You are my angel."
**Sonny leans over and cups Brenda's face in his hands. He bends his head
down and kisses her softly on the lips.**
S: "Ummm, but what's with the bear?"
B: "I saw it in a store window when I went shopping and I just had to have it.
My father would never let me have stuffed animals when I was little, and our baby
is going to have everything I never did.**
**Sonny puts his hand over Brenda's belly and looks into her eyes.**
S: "Our baby is going to be surrounded by love and happiness. He or she (smiling) is
going to have two parents who love each other. Something neither of us had."
B: "I love you so much, Sonny. (giggling) I can't wait to have our baby."
S: "Yeah well, there are seven more months for us to buy everything we need for the baby.
We also have to decorate the room."
B: (getting up and holding her hand out to Sonny) "What do you say, we put off decorating
at least until tomorrow morning. Tonight is for us."
S: "Oh really?" (he takes Brenda's hand and stands up)
B: "Um hmmm." (she caresses his face and kisses him passionately on the lips)
S: "You amaze more everyday."
B: "Sooo, do you want to have dinner or do you want me to
amaze you some more."
S: "That's a tough one."
**Sonny grabs Brenda around the waist and pulls her close to him.**
S: "To hell with dinner, I want you, I need you."
B: "Well then, follow me."
**Brenda leads Sonny upstairs to their bedroom.**
**Sonny runs his hands up and down Brenda's arms as he kisses her.**
**Brenda takes off Sonny's jacket and shirt. She leans over and makes a trail of
kisses across his chest.**
**Sonny slowly pushes the straps of Brenda's nightgown off her shoulders as kisses her neck.**
**Sonny picks Brenda up and takes her over to the bed. He lays her down gently and positions himself
above her.**
**Brenda pulls Sonny down to kiss him.**
S: (breathless) "I don't know if it is possible for me to want you more than I do at this moment."
B: "I'm yours, I always have been, and I always will be."
**Sonny and Brenda make love throughout the night.**
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**I am going to speed up time. Brenda is now 8 months pregnant.**
**Brenda squinted against the bright sunlight streaming through the windows. One more month,she thought, that's all and Sonny and I will have our little baby. She looked over at her sleeping
husband, and just had to smile. He was sleeping on his side, facing her. He had one hand gently restingon her belly. He loved to feel the baby kick.**
**Brenda did her best to move carefully, so she wouldn't wake Sonny up. But it didn't work, he was so attentive, she couldn't make a move without him being there. It was cute in way, but sometimes it just got annoying. She couldn't blame him though, he was nervous, he lost one child and there was no way he was gonna let anything hurt the baby or Brenda.**
S: "Hey, sweetie, good morning."
B: "Hmmmmm. Morning."
S: "How do you feel?"
B: (smiling) "Do you want to know the truth?"
S: (smiling back) "Of course....... I think."
B: "Well since you asked. Okay, my back hurts, my feet hurt, I can't sleep, but I am sooooo happy, honey."
S: "Ooooooh, my poor baby. Do you want me to make it all better?"
B: "Hmmmm. Actually, I want you to get me breakfast. I was on my way to get something to eat, when you woke up."
S: "What do you want?"
B: "Bagels, and cream cheese. Lots of cream cheese."
S: (feigning sadness) "You know there was time, you wanted me instead of food."
B: (giggling) "Baby, I still want you, but I want food more. I'm eating for two remember!"
S: (smiling) "How could I ever forget that you're having my baby."
B: "Our baby. I love the way that sounds."
S: "I can't wait for you to give birth."
B: "Me neither, I can't say I'm going to be looking forward to the pain though."
S: "I'll be right there holding your hand."
B: "You better be. Now, GO! I want my breakfast!"
S: "Hey, you better watch the way you talk to me, or I'll give you yogurt and bananas!"
B: "Uggggggh. Anything but that. Do you really want our baby eating yogurt and bananas?"
S: "Now that I think of it...definately not. Don't move, I'll be right back with your breakfast."
B: "Awwwwww, thank you, sweetie."
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**Sonny stood in the kitchen with a goofy grin on his face, Brenda was gonna give birth any day now. Soon there would be a little baby Corinthos in the house. Life was perfect and it would always be that way. He finished getting dinner ready and was about to enter the dining room, when he heard Brenda cry out in pain.*
B: "Sonnnny!!!!!"
S: "I'm coming, baby, is it time?"
B: (breathless) "Yes, we have to go. NOW!!"
**Sonny took Brenda in his arms and had Joseph get the car. Brenda's nails bit into the palm of his hand as the contractions worsened.**
**Sonny rushed Brenda into the emergency room. Her doctor was already there. Brenda was taken into the delivery room. Brenda had insisted that he call Lois and Robin.**
**Sonny heard Brenda's cries of pain and winced at the thought of her being in such agony. He would do anything to make it better for her. He called Lois and Robin, and told them Brenda was in labor and that she wanted them there.**
**After hours of intense labor, with Sonny by her side, Brenda gave birth to a little baby girl.**
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**Sonny looked in awe at the tiny little girl in front of him. She was so beautiful. She had
a head full of dark hair and long dark lashes. She she was another angel, sent down
from heaven, just like Brenda.**
**Brenda looked lovingly down at the baby in her arms. She motioned Sonny for Sonny to come over.**
B: "Sonny, isn't she the most gorgeous little girl you have ever seen?"
S: "Brenda, baby, we have the prettiest baby. (whispering) Thank you, Brenda."
B: "Our little Brianna Adel Corinthos."
**Brenda held the baby up for Sonny to take.**
**Sonny carefully cradled Brianna in his arms.**
S: "Hey sweetie, it's me, your daddy.**
B: "You are going to be a wonderful Sonny."
S: "I'm going to do everything in my power to give this little girl the life neither of us were able to have."
B: "I know, baby, I know."
B: "Do you want to go show Lois and Robin, Brianna?"
S: "Are you sure you want to be away from her right now?"
B: "No, but, Lois and Robin are probably pacing around the halls driving everyone nuts. Tell them they can come in."
**Sonny kissed Brenda gently on the mouth and took Brianna out to see Lois and Robin.**
**Lois and Robin ran over to Sonny when they saw him proudly holding his baby girl.**
L: "Oh my God, Sonny! She's so beautiful!"
R: "Congratulations, you're a daddy now!"
S: "Isn't she amazing. Brenda wants you all to come inside and sit with her."
L: "How is she?"
S: "She's doin' great. She was so strong. I can't believe she gave me a little girl."
**Brianna slept peacefully in her father's arms.**
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**I am still fast-forwarding in time, so this is the day Sonny is bringing Brenda and Brianna home from the hospital.**
**Sonny opened the door to the house and Brenda followed holding Brianna in her arms. She had never looked happier. Sonny had had the same huge smile on his face for days.**
B: "Honey, Bri's tired. I think I should go put her down for a nap."
S: "Okay, honey. I'll be there in a minute."
**Brenda walked to the nursery and put Brianna in her crib. Sonny came up behind Brenda and
watched her leaning over the crib, singing the baby a lullaby. He wrapped his arms around her waist
and they watched their baby girl sleep.**
S: "She is so beautiful, just like her mother."
B: "I just hope that I will be a good mother, the kind of mother she deserves."
S: "You will be, baby. Don't worry. Everything is going to be perfect from now on. You believe me, don't you?"
B: (turning to face him) "Of course I believe you."
S: "We better leave before we wake the baby up."
**Sonny and Brenda left the nursery. Brenda went to get them drinks, while Sonny went to get the mail.**

**Brenda came out of the kitchen to see Sonny staring at a letter.**
B: "What is it baby?"
S: "It's a letter....for you."
B: "Oh really, let me see."
S: "It's from Sicily. Who do you know in Sicily?"
B: "Sicily?"
**Sonny handed the letter to Brenda, who immediately tore it open. Brenda's face lit up when she saw who it was from.**
B: "Oh my God! I can't believe it!"
S: (getting a bit annoyed) "Who is it from?"
B: "It's from Vinnie! How did he ever find me? I just can't believe it!"
S: "Who the hell is Vinnie?"
**Brenda looked up to see Sonny's face.**
B: (putting the letter down) "Oh baby, are you jealous?"
S: "No. Of course not. There is nothing to be jealous of."
B: "Are you sure? It's kinda cute."
S: "You think so huh? C'mere."
**Sonny pulled Brenda to him for a long passionate kiss.**
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**Sonny continued to kiss Brenda deeply on the lips. He pulled back slightly and reached down to pick Brenda up. He carried her upstairs to their bedroom. He layed her gently on the bed and leaned over her. They slowly undressed each other and made love.**
**Brenda layed curled in Sonny's arms, his arms wrapped tightly around her. Sonny's mind wandered back to the letter Brenda had received.**
S: "So, who is this Vinnie guy?"
B: "Awwwww, Sonny, do you really want to know?"
S: "I asked, didn't I? I want to know all about him."
B: "Okay, Vinnie and I went to boarding school together in Switzerland."
S: "Uh huh. What else?"
B: "You don't quit do you?"
S: "You should know that by now."
B: "Okay, his full name is Vincenzo Rossini. He is originally from Sicily. He got into trouble at home, so his parents sent him away to boarding school. (she began to giggle) You know, when I first set eyes on him, I was awestruck. I had a huge crush on him. We were like boarding school sweethearts. When I came to Port Charles, we lost contact. That's why I was so shocked to have heard from him. I wonder how he found me?"
S: "Sweethearts, huh?"
B: "Honey, you have nothing to worry about, you know I love you more than anything. And now we have a little girl together."
S: "I know, I just know how much other guys want you. When you're around all other women cease to exist."
B: "That is not true, besides you know I belong to you and only you."
S: (smiling) "I love you more than anything."
B: "I love you too. Ummm, but one more thing."
S: "Oh no, what is it?"
B: "Vinnie."
S: "What about him?"
B: "He's coming to visit me."
S: "When?"
B: "In a week, he has business to take care of New York and he wanted to catch up."
S: "What did you say his last name was again?"
B: "Rossini, why?"
S: "Never mind. C'mere."
**Sonny pulled Brenda close to him and began to kiss her, when Brianna began to cry.**
B: "I'll go to her."
S: "No, you stay here. You need to rest."
B: (laughing) "You didn't think so a few hours ago."
S: (smiling) "I won't think so in a couple of minutes either, so you better get some rest while you can."
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*~*~*~*~*~*Part 35*~*~*~*~*~*

**It is now a day before Vinnie's visit. Brenda sits in the nursery, gently rocking Brianna to sleep.**
**Sonny had to go out for awhile to take care of some business with Jason.**
B: "Hush little baby, don't say a word, mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.**
**Brianna made soft noises as she slept in her mother's arms.**
B: "And if that mockingbird won't sing, mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring turns to brass, mama's gonna buy you a looking glass. And if that looking glass gets broke, mama's gonna buy you a billy goat. And if that billy goat won't pull, mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull. And if that cart and bull turns over, mama's gonna buy you a doggy named Rover."
**Brenda laughed, she never knew until now that she knew the whole lullaby. She had no idea how she knew it. Brenda got up slowly and put Brianna in her crib.**
**Brenda went to the bathroom and drew herself a bubble bath. She relaxed in the tub, listening to music, but having the baby monitor close, in case Bri needed her mommy.**
**Brenda got out of the tub, and went to get dressed. She was shocked at how fast the weight from the pregnancy came off. It was only a week and she was backing to looking like she was before the pregnancy, well almost. She decided it would be nice to surprise Sonny. She took out a special outfit that she had never worn before. Sonny would love it. It was a red summer dress with criss-crosses straps in the back. She put on a pair of strappy sandles and spritzed herself with her favorite perfume. She ordered out some lunch, knowing Sonny would be home soon.**
**All of a sudden the doorbell rang. Brenda raced downstairs. She answered the door and was shocked to see who was standing in front of her.
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**Brenda stood at the door in shock. All her memories from boarding school came rushing back as she stood and look into his chocolate brown eyes. He was so beautiful, with thick black hair, and chiseled features He smiled broadly at her. **
B: "Vinnie?!?"
V: (a huge grin)"That would be me!"
B: "But.....but, what are you doing here?"
V: "I know, I am a day early, but I just couldn't wait to see you. You're not upset are you?"
B: "Upset? No, of course not."
**Brenda reaches over and hugs Vinnie, he wraps his strong arms around her.**
B: "Well come on in."
V: "Thanks."
B: "It's so good to see you, but how did you find out where I live?"
V: "Brenda, come on, you know I have my ways."
B: (giggling)"Yeah, I know."
V: (his voice lowering) "God, Bren, Ihave missed you so much. I haven't been able to get you off my mind."
B: "I've missed you too, Vinnie. But you do know that I am married don't you, and that I have a little baby girl."
V: (sadly) "Yeah I know."
B: "That doesn't mean we can't be friends. I've missed your friendship."
V: "I've missed yours, too, but that doesn't mean I will ever stop loving you."
B: "Ooooh, Vinnie." (she touched his face and pulled him close for hug)
**Brenda thought to herself, how Vinnie could always get to her. Just one look from him and she just wanted to hug him and let him know that she did care about him.**
V: "Anyway, you are as beautiful as ever."
B: (playfully hitting him) "C'mon, stop it."
V: "You know it's the truth. Do you know how many billboards I've seen with your gorgeous face on them?"
B: "Yeah well, that what happens when you're a model."
V: "Well what do you do, besides modeling, being a mother, and a wife?"
B: "I run a record company with my best friend, Lois, you would love her."
V: "Not as much as I love you."
**All of a sudden Brianna started crying.**
B: "Oh, Bri woke up. Hold on. Hey, do you want to meet her?"
V: "I would love to."
B: "Okay, stay right there, I will be right back."
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**Brenda carried Brianna downstairs. The baby cooed sofly in her mother's arms.**
B: "Hey, Bri, do you want to meet one of mommy's best friends?"
**The baby made a small noise.**
B: (smiling) "I'll take that as a yes."
**Vinnie sat on the couch, looking intently at Brenda and the baby.**
B: "Vinnie, I would like you to meet Brianna Corinthos."
**Brenda sat on the couch, next to Vinnie.**
V: "She is absolutely gorgeous, just like her mother.**
B: "She looks a lot like her father, too. She has the best of both of us."
V: "Your husband is a very lucky man."
B: (smiling) "Thank you. Are you involved with anyone?"
V: "No, I haven't met that special someone."
B: "Well, when you do, you know it will be right. She will be very lucky herself."
**Suddenly the doorbell rang.**
B: "That must be the food I ordered. Oh, will you hold Bri for me?"
V: "Ummm. are you sure? I've never held a baby before."
B: "Don't worry." (Brenda placed the baby in his arms and showed him how to cradle her head)
V: (laughing) "Am I doing this right?"
B: (smiling) "You are doing just fine."
**Brenda went to the door and took the food and paid the delivery man.**
B: "Can you hold just a little bit longer, while I go put the food in the kitchen?"
V: (who was playing with Bri's little hands) "Sure, take your time, Bri and I are having a blast."
**All of a sudden the door opened and Sonny came walking through.**
**At first he didn't notice Vinnie.**
S: (closing the door) "Brenda, baby, I'm home."
**Sonny turned around and saw Vinnie holding his baby girl.**
S: "Umm, who the hell are you and what are you doing with my daughter?"
**Vinnie just stared at Sonny with an amused smile on his face.**
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**Brenda came running out of the kitchen.**
B: (breathless) "Honey, this is Vinnie Rossini. You remember, I told you about him. Well he came a day early."
**Brenda went over to Vinnie, and took the baby out of his arms.**
B: "Vinnie, this is my husband, Sonny Corinthos."
**Brenda went over to Sonny and kissed him softly on the lips.**
**Sonny kissed her again, but this time more deeply. He pulled away and took the baby from Brenda.**
S: "Hey, sweetie, your daddy's home."
**Vinnie stood up and walked over to where Sonny and Brenda were standing.**
V: "Nice to meet you, Sonny."
S: "Same here."
**Vinnie and Sonny shook hands, but neither really liking the person they were talking to.**
B: "Sonny, I have lunch. Vinnie would you like to stay?"
V: "No, I have to be going, I have a meeting to go to."
B: "Okay, well another time, then. How long are you going to be in town?"
V: "Indefinately, I have business to take care of, and I was thinking of moving to the city.**
B: (smiling) "That's great!"
**Sonny just stood, staring at the exchange taking place between Brenda and Vinnie.**
**Vinnie walked over to Brenda and hugged her tightly. He then kissed her on the cheek before pulling away.**
V: "Goodbye, Brenda. It was nice to see you again."
B: (smiling) "It was nice to see you again too. I've missed you."
V: "We should get together sometime. Maybe we can meet tomorrow for dinner?"
B: "I would love to, I'm sure Sonny would to. How about Luke's? Do you know where it is?
V: "Yeah, I remembering passing it. So how about tomorrow at 7?"
B: (looking at Sonny who just nodded) "Sounds great, see you then."
V: "See ya."
**Vinnie walked over to Sonny.**
V: "Again, it was very nice to meet you Sonny. And it was very nice to meet you too, Bri."
**Sonny nodded once more and Brianna cooed.**
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**Sonny just looked at Brenda.**
B: "Don't give me that look Sonny."
S: "I don't know what you are talking, now let's go have lunch."
B: "No, we are not going to do anything, until I get Brianna back to sleep and we talk."
S: "Talk, talk about what?"
B: "About Vinnie."
S: (sighing) "What about him?"
B: "The fact that you could hardly stand to be in the same room with him, even though you just met him."
S: "Brenda, just drop it."
B: "I will not! And if you think I will, you have gotta be crazy!"
S: "So now I am crazy huh?" (Sonny walked Brianna over to her basinet and layed her down, she fell asleep almost instantly)
**Sonny walked over to Brenda.**
S: The only thing I am crazy about is you and our little girl. Now, c'mere."
**Sonny pulled Brenda close to him and kissed her passionately on the lips.**
S: (whispering) "Did I tell you just how gorgeous you are?"
B: (giggling) "Not yet."
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**Sonny held Brenda close to him.**
S: (whispering) "You are the most beautiful woman and you and our baby are the most important part of my life."
B: "I love you too, baby."
S: "Now what about lunch.....wait, you didn't cook did you?" My poor, defenseless, innocentkitchen!"
B: (smiling) "No, I ordered out, so your precious little pots and pans are safe!"
S: (clutching his hand to his heart) "Thank God!"
**Sonny and Brenda ate a quiet lunch. Sonny refused to even talk about Vinnie, insisting that there was nothing to talk about.**
**The next morning, Brenda sat in Brianna's nursery, in a huge wooden rocking chair.**
**She sang softly to Bri, her voice carrying Brianna into dreamland.**
**Sonny stood in the doorway, watching Brenda and Brianna.**
**Brenda looked up, feeling Sonny's gaze.**
B: "Hey honey, I didn't wake you up did? I thought you needed your sleep after last night." (after the last statement, Brenda grinned broadly)
S: "No, I just missed you and our baby."
**Sonny walked over to them and kissed Brenda gently on the lips and then bent down to kiss Bri's forehead.**
B: "She's sleepy. I should put her back in the crib."
**As Brenda put the baby in her crib, Sonny walked up behind her and put his arms around her.**
B: "Hmmmm. Let's go back to bed."
S: (smiling) "Sounds like a plan."
**Sonny and Brenda walked back to their room and crawled under the covers. Sonny then leaned over Brenda and kissed her passionately. The heat grew between them as they made love.**
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**It is an hour before Sonny and Brenda are to meet Vinnie at Luke's. Brenda is getting ready and Sonny is with Brianna. Robin is on her way over to babysit.**
**Brenda went through her closet,looking for something to wear. She settled on a simple black dress. She slipped on a pair a heels and started rummaging through her jewelry box. She found the diamond pendant
Sonny had given her. She quickly fastened it, spritzed herself with perfume and went to the nursery to seen Sonny and Bri.**
**Sonny sat in the rocking chair with a sleeping Brianna laying in his arms. She was definately daddy's little girl. Brenda stood quietly in the doorway watching Sonny rock Briannna.**
**Sonny got up carefully, to make sure Bri didn't wake up. He layed her down in her crib and turned around to see Brenda smiling at him.**
**Sonny walked over to Brenda and wrapped his arms around her waist. She put her arms around his neck and looked into his eyes.**
B: "Hmmmmm. Could life be any more perfect?"
S: (smiling) "Mmmmmm hmmmmmmm. Just one thing would make this more perfect."
**Sonny took Brenda's face in his hands and bent to kiss her deeply on the lips.**
B: "Ahhhhhh. You were right that is much better!"
S: "Aren't I always right?"
B: "You wish!"
S: "All my wishes have come true."
B: "I love you."
S: "I love you too, baby."
**The doorbell rang and they left the nursery to go let Robin inside.**
R: "Hey guys, where's my beautiful little girl?"
B: (hugging Robin) "Sleeping like an angel."
S: "Yup. That's my girl."
B: "Well we be better be going, I'll call you later, 'kay?"
R: "Sure, everything with be fine."
S: "(groaning) "Do I have to go?"
B: (grabbing his arm) "Yes! Now c'mon!"
**Brenda pulled Sonny out the door,while Robin laughed.**
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**Sonny and Brenda walked into Luke's. Sonny had his arm wrapped possesively around Brenda's waist. He whispered something into her ear that made her break into laughter.**
**Vinnie watched the exchange between Sonny and Brenda from a table in the back of the club. He looked enviously at Sonny as Sonny kissed Brenda's neck. Brenda swatted him playfully and looked around.**
**Brenda spotted Vinnie and waved him over. Vinnie walked up to Brenda and kissed her quickly on her cheek, under Sonny's intent gaze.**
B: "Vinnie, hey, there are some people I would like for you to meet."
V: "Sure. Hey, Sonny, how are you?"
S: (smiling slyly) "Life couldn't be better."
B: "Okay, Vinnie, that's Mike."
**Brenda motioned for Mike to come over.**
M: "Hey beautiful, what do you need?"
B: "I want you to meet someone."
B: "Mike Corbin, this is Vinnie Rossini. Vinnie, Mike."
**Vinnie reached his hand out to shake Mike's.**
M: "Nice to meet you Vinnie."
V: "Same here."
B: "Is Luke here tonight?"
M: "No, he's home with Laura and Lulu."
B: "Oh well, you'll just have to meet him another time."
M: "If you need anything tonight, just holler!"
S: "Yeah, I'll be sure to!"
**Sonny, Brenda, and Vinnie headed over to the table, to experience one of the most interesting evenings they've had in a long time.**
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**Sonny, Brenda, and Vinnie sat around the table, eating dinner. Sonny sat there in almost complete silence, listening to Brenda and Vinnie talk about old times.**
B: "Oh my God, Vinnie do you remember that time, you crashed the sleepover I was having?"
V: "How could I forget, you looked so cute in your little pajamas!"
**Sonny raised his eyebrows at Vinnie's comment and looked at Brenda as if to say "Oh really?"
B: "We had so much fun that night! We ate almost everything in sight!"
V: "I remember you cooking for me, best meal I ever had!"
S: "Brenda cooked? The best meal you ever ate?"
B: (swatting Sonny's arm) "Yes! I remember now! I made you french toast and we pigged out on those pastries the kitchen was stocked with!"
V: (laughing) "That was so much fun! I was wondering what would have happened if your father came home!"
B: "Yeah right! My father come home? It was summer remember, what reason would he have to be home, if I was there?"
V: "I remember how much you too disliked each other, I'm sorry I brought up such bad memories."
B: (touching Vinnie's arm) "Don't worry about, I'm passed all that now. Sonny helped me so much." (Brenda looked over at Sonny, smiled, and laced her fingers through his)
**There was a beeping sound, and Vinnie grabbed his pager.**
V: "It's business, I have to take this. I'm sorry."
B: "It's okay."
S: "You'll find a phone, if you head straight back past the bar, there's a private room off to the right. Just go in there."
V: "Thanks."
**When Vinnie left, Brenda scooted her chair closer to Sonny's.**
B: "Thank you baby."
S: "For what?"
B: "For being so civil, and listening to me ramble on about old times with Vinnie."
S: "It's okay, I don't mind. Besides I'd like to find out more about these sleepovers and you in your pajamas."
B: (giggling) "You'll find out all about me and my pajamas tonight. Remember patience is a virtue."
S: (kissing her passionately on the lips) "But not one I possess."
B: "Mmmmm. But you have so many other good qualities."
S: "Like what?"
B: (smiling seductively) "We'll get into that tonight."
**(Everything I Do) I Do It For You began to plan.**
S: "Dance with me?"
B: (giggling) "I'd love to."
~*~*~*~*~
~~Look into my eyes - you will see~~
~~What you mean to me~~
~~Search your heart - search your soul~~
~~And when you find me there you'll search no more~~
~~Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for~~
~~You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for~~
~~You know it's true~~
~~Everything I do - I do it for you~~
**Sonny held Brenda tightly in his arms, as she rested her head on his chest.**
~~Look into my heart - you will find~~
~~There's nothin' there to hide~~
~~Take me as I am - take my life~~
~~I would give it all I would sacrifice~~
~~Don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for~~
~~I can't help it there's nothin' I want more~~
~~Ya know it's true~~
~~Everything I do - I do it for you~~
~~There's no love - like your love~~
~~And no other - could give more love~~
~~There's nowhere - unless you're there~~
~~All the time - all the way~~
**Sonny tipped Brenda's face towards his to kiss her softly on the lips.**
~~Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for~~
~~I can't help it there's nothin' I want more~~
~~I would fight for you - I'd lie for you~~
~~Walk the wire for you - I'd die for you~~
**Brenda looked into Sonny's eyes as she gently caressed his face. At this moment Vinnie walked out from the back room and saw Sonny and Brenda in a tender embrace.**
~~Ya know it's true~~
~~Everything I do - I do it for you.~~

~*~I had misnumbered my chapters and the last one should have
been Part 47, instead of 43.~*~

**It is now two days after the dinner and Vinnie and Brenda have
been spending a lot of timing catching up and reminiscing. Sonny,
however, does not trust Vinnie and had Jason do a backround
check on him.**

**Brenda come downstairs with Brianna in her arms. Sonny is working
at the dining room table. Brenda sneaks up behind Sonny, and Bri reaches
out and touches her daddy's shoulder.**

**Sonny turns around and comes face to face with his little girl.**

S: "Hey, sweetie. Did you want your daddy?"

**Sonny reaches out and takes Brianna from Brenda.**

B: "Hi baby."

**Brenda bends down and kisses Sonny quickly on the cheek.**

B: "Are you going to be able to watch Brianna? I have a photo shoot."

S: "Of course I can, I always have time for my little girl."

B: "Good! Well I'll see you later!"

**Brenda grabs her purse and makes her way to the door.**

S: (getting up) "Wait a second!"

B: (turning around) "What?"

S: "You're leaving, just like that?"

B: "What do you mean, just like that?"

S: "I meant exactly what I said!"

B: "Did I forget something?"

S: "Yes."

B: "Well what did I forget?"

**Sonny takes Brianna over to her basinet and lays
her down gently. Then he walks over to Brenda and
stands in front of her.**

B: "Sonny, what did I forget?"

S: "Did you actually think I would let you go anywhere
without this?"

**Sonny reaches over and takes Brenda's face in his hands,
he kisses her passionately.**

B: (finally pulling away) "Mmmmmmmm. You're right. I couldn't
have gone anywhere without that."

S: "I didn't think so."

**Brenda's kisses him one more time, before finally leaving.**

**Sonny goes over to check on Brianna and then reaches for his
cell phone and calls Jason.**

S: "Hey, did you get what I asked for?"

J: "Yup. You will never believe what I found out."

S: "Not over the phone, can you come over?"

J: "I'm on my way......Brenda's gone right?"

S: "She had a photo shoot, so she won't be back
until later."

J: "Okay. C-Ya."

**Sonny closed his cell phone and walked over to Brianna.
He picked her up and began to rock her gently.**

S: You're mommy is going to be so mad when she finds out what
I've done. She is just going to have to understand though."


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

*~*~*~*~*~*~Part 49*~*~*~*~*~*


**Brenda lifted her head and smiled. She wirled around and laughed.
All for the camera. But the happiness was real. She thought about Sonny
and the baby. How wonderful her life is. She twirled once more, her red
dress circling around her, creating a haze of bright color.**

**Lucy called for a break and Brenda sat on the floor, out of breath.**

**She closed her eyes and leaned back. She wasn't aware that Vinnie stood
in front of her.**

**Vinnie leaned down and touched her sofly on the shoulder.**

**Brenda's eyes fluttered open and she smiled.**

B: "Hey, what are you doing here?"

V: "I came to see you, why else would I be here?"

B: (standing up) "I don't know, but it's good to see you."

V: "I'm glad you feel that way, because I was hoping you'd
let me take you to lunch."

B: "Lunch? Sure, why not?"

V: "Great! Are you almost finished here?"

B: "Yeah, it should only be a half hour or so longer,
do you mind waiting?"

V: "Not at all, if it means I can stand here and watch you
be beautiful!"

B: "Vinnie!" (her voice had a hint of warning in it, but she
couldn't bring herself to be angry at him, or his remarks)

V: "I know, I know, you're married."

B: "Yes, I'm married, to a man I love very much. Now go wait over there.
(she pointed to a chair across the room)

**Lucy walked over, holding a red bathing suit.**

L: "Okay, Brenda. For the next set of pictures, I want you to wear this."
(She held out the bathing suit)

B: (shaking her head) "There is no way that I am going to wear that!"

L: "Why not, you have a beautiful figure."

B: "I just had a baby, and you want me to walk around in a
bikini? Are you crazy?"

L: "Your figure is just as good as it always was."

B: "No, I refuse."

L: "How about we get a second opinion?"

B: "From who?"

L: "From him!" (She pointed to Vinnie and then motioned for him to
come over)

B: "Lucy, no!"

L: "Oh poo, Brenda. Come on."

B: "Lucyyyy!"

**Vinnie got up and made his way over to where Brenda and Lucy stood.**


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

*~*~*~*~*~*Part 50*~*~*~*~*~*

**Vinnie walks up to Brenda and Lucy with a smile on
his face.**

V: "What can I help you with?"

B: "Nothing!"

L: "Brenda refuses to wear this bathing suit."

V: "Why?"

B: "Because I just had a baby, that's why!"

L: "She won't believe me when I tell her that she
looks as gorgeous as always. Maybe you can talk some
sense into her."

V: "I can try."

B: "Nope, I'm not wearing it and that is final!"

V: "Brenda come on, you are as beautiful as ever. You
have an unbelievable figure. You look gorgeous in what-
ever you have on."

B: "I'm still not wearing it!"

V: "Fine, don't believe me. Continue to think you don't look
as good as you really do."

B: "What do you mean?"

V: "Don't you see, you're acting like you were when you were a
teenager, always thinking you weren't pretty enough. But you are.
You are incredible. You look amazing in whatever you wear, not only
because of your body, but because your inner beauty shines through."

B: "Fine. I'll wear it. And Vinnie......."

V: "Yeah?"

B: "Thank you!"

**Brenda hugs Vinnie and then grabs the bathing suit from him. Lucy
smiles out of satisfaction and goes back to talk to the camera man.**

**Vinnie sits back down and waits until Brenda comes back out.**

**Five minutes later, Brenda walks out in the red bikini, with a sheer
white cover-up on. She continues to smile and pose for the next twenty
minutes.**

**Brenda goes into the dressing room and ten minutes later comes back out
wearing a white gauzy dress and sandles.**

**Vinnie gets up (a small smile plays across his lips)
and they link arms as they leave.**

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


*~*~*~*~*~*Part 51*~*~*~*~*~*

**Sonny paced around the penthouse waiting for Jason to arrive.
He had to find out what Vinnie was up to. He didn't trust him
and he hated the fact that Vinnie and Brenda were so close.
He knew he had nothing to be jealous of, but he couldn't help
it. The woman he loved was too damn close to a man he hated.
He knew Brenda loved him with all her heart, hell she had his
baby. After everything they had been through there was no
way he was going to let anything or anyone come between them.**

**Sonny stopped in his tracks when he heard a knock at the door.
Jason. Finally, he would have the answers he was looking for.**

**Sonny walked over to the door. He opened it and Jason came striding
in.**

**Sonny knew by the look on Jason's face that what he had found wasn't
good.**


S: "What is it?"

J: "Well, I went to the city and did some checking around. Vincenzo Rossini
is the son of Vito Rosssini."

S: "I knew there was a connection."

J: "Does Brenda have any idea of who she is involved with?"

S: "No. And obviously Vinnie kept her in the dark."

J: "Do you think it would bother her? I mean she is married to you."

S: "Thanks a lot."

J: "Sonny you know what I meant."

S: "Yeah, I know. I don't think she would want to be involved with him,
but then again I never know what Brenda is gonna do."

J: "He's from another family. There is no alliance between you and the Rossinis.
It could be dangerous."

S: "There isn't going to be alliance, because the Rossinis won't settle. They
want my territory."

J: "What are you going to do?"

S: "I don't know......"

**********************************************

**Brenda and Vinnie sat in Kelly's, talking and laughing.**

B: "Have you found a place to live?"

V: "No, not yet. Right now I'm going to move into my family's
home in the city."

B: "Well if you need any help, just ask. I would love to help
you look for a place."

V: "Thanks, I may just have to take you up on that."

B: "Well, I have to go. I'll talk to you later?"

V: "Of course you will."

**Brenda stood up and kissed his cheek lightly. She walked
out the door, with Vinnie's eyes watching her every step of
the way.**

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*



*~*~*~*~*~*Part 52*~*~*~*~*~*

**Sonny sat in the dark, replaying the conversation he had
with Jason. How in the world was going to tell Brenda that
Vinnie was his enemy, so to speak. They were on opposite sides.
Whether Brenda knew it, when she married him, she married his
way of life as well. Sonny knew Brenda was loyal to him, but
he couldn't have her running around and being the welcome committee
to Vito Rossini's son. Vinnie. There was too much danger.
Vito still ran things the old way. He didn't accept Sonny's
organization. Sonny tried to think of a way to tell Brenda.
He just couldn't. He put his head in his hands and moaned.
There was always something. Something coming in the way of their
happiness and peace.**

**Brenda slowly turned the key in the door and eased it open. She
expected to see Sonny there. But there was only darkness and silence.**

B: "Sonny??"

**Sonny hadn't heard Brenda come in.**

S: "I'm right here." (Sonny turned on a small lamp)

B: "Hey baby. Are you okay?"

S: "I'm fine. C'mere."

B: "How's Bri?"

S: "Wonderful. She's sleeping in the nursery."

**Brenda walked over to Sonny and sat on his lap. She
kissed him softly on the lips.**

B: "Mmmm. I missed you."

S: "I missed you too. What took you so long?"

B: "I went out to lunch."

S: "Really? With who?"

B: "Ummmm. Vinnie. He showed up at the shoot and
wanted to take me out to lunch."

S: "Oh." (Sonny sat there in a pensive silence)

B: "Sonny? Sonny what's wrong?"

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


*~*~*~*~*~*Part 53*~*~*~*~*~*

S: "I told you, nothing."

B: "Don't lie. It's not gonna work. I can tell when
you're lying to me."

S: "Not know Brenda. Later. I just need you. Now."

**Sonny grabbed Brenda's face and kissed her passionately.**

**Brenda pulled away.**

B: "Sonny it's not gonna work."

**Sonny made a trail of kisses down her neck.**

S: "Oh really? Are you so sure about that?"

B: "Oh God Sonny!"

**Brenda leaned in and kissed Sonny deeply on the lips.**

**Sonny stood up and picked Brenda up. He carried her to their
bedroom, where he layed her gently on the bed.**

S: "Brenda, let's just forget about everything else for now. Please."

**Brenda responded by kissing him once more.**

**The slowly undressed each other.**

**They made love for hours, letting their bodies and souls become one.**

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~


*~*~*~*~*~*Part 54*~*~*~*~*~*

**Brenda snuggled in closer to Sonny. She rested her head on his chest.
She listened to his heart beat, the steady, soothing sound. Sonny slowly
caressed Brenda's back.**

**Brenda thought back to the conversation or lack of conversation they had
earlier. Sonny had refused to talk about what was bothering him. Brenda didn't
know why either. She thought they could talk about anything and everything.
They had been through so much together. But then again, maybe it was business.
He should have at least told her it was business.**

**Sonny looked over at Brenda, and knew that she thinking about earlier and how he
had avoided talking to her. He hated keeping things from her, but he didn't know how
to tell her. He didn't know how she would react and the not knowing was killing him.**

B: "So. Are you going to tell me or not?"

S: "What do you mean?"

B: "You know exactly what I mean. Will just stop avoiding the subject
and tell me what is going on. You know I really don't appreciate being
kept in the dark."

S: "Yeah. I know."

B: "Well."

S: "Just give me time."

B: "No, Sonny. Whatever it is I can handle it,
as long as you tell me about it."

S: "Fine. It's about Vinnie."

B: "Are you jealous, is that what it's about. Because you know there is no
reason for you to be. I love you and only you."

S: "Yeah. I know that, and I'm not jealous."

B: "Then what about Vinnie?"

S: "Brenda, I need you to listen. The whole situation is complicated."

B: "I understand."

S: You know that my.......organization, has control of part of N.Y. and the eastern
seabord as well as Puerto Rico."

B: "Yeah, I know that. But, what does this have to do with Vinnie?"

S: "I'm getting to that."

*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*


*~*~*~*~*~*Part 55*~*~*~*~*~*

**Brenda sat up in bed, and leaned against the wall.
She knew it was coming.......bad news. Something, it
was always something. She sighed and turned to face Sonny.**

S: "Do you know what Vinnie does for a living?"

B: "He's a business man."

S: "Do you know what kind of business he is in?"

B: "No, I never asked."

S: "He does what I do."

B: "You mean to tell me, that Vinnie....is a....mobster?"

**Brenda just looked at Sonny.**

B: "He can't be...Vinnie would never.."

S: "Never what?"

B: "Nothing."

S: "You started to say something, now finish it."

B: "I just can't believe that Vinnie is a mobster and I never
knew."

S: "Yeah well, life is full of surprises."

B: "Tell me about it."

S: "Vinnie Rossini is the son of Vito Rossini."

B: "And Vito Rossini is.........?"

S: "One of the most powerful men in the mafia. We are on
opposite sides. There is no alliance Brenda. Vinnie knew this."

B: "No alliance? What is that supposed to mean?"

S: "It means that at time there could be a war at anytime.
Vito does things the old way. He doesn't believe in the way handle
my organization. And Vinnie knew this."

B: "So what are you trying to tell me?"

S: "Vinnie can't be trusted...it's a matter of life and death, Brenda."


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*


*~*~*~*~*~*Part 56*~*~*~*~*~*

**Brenda couldn't believe what she was hearing. She was just
supposed to end her frienship with Vinnie. How could she?
She loved him. Not like she loved Sonny. Not even close, but
she loved him. She had to tell Sonny this. But how would he
react to hearing her say that she loved another man? This was
different than Jax. Jax was a friend. Vinnie was just different,
she couldn't put it into words.**

**Sonny looked at Brenda. He wished he could tell what she was thinking.
He used to be able to. But where Vinnie was concerned, it
was like she was a different person. She had feelings for him, he knew that.
But how deep did those feelings run?**

B: "Sonny...."

S: "Yeah?"

B: "I don't know what to say. I mean.....I can't just end things with him.
We go back too far."

S: "But this is our future Brenda. We can't jeopardize it. We have Brianna to
think about."

**At this last statement, Brenda jumped out of bed and grabbed her robe.
She slipped it on and tied it tightly at the waist.**

B: (angrily) "You think I don't know that? Do think that I would ever do anything
to hurt Bri. I carried her for nine months. She was inside of me. I would do
anything for her. But don't you dare, put all of this on me. I didn't create
this problem. I just have to find a way to make it work for everyone.
Damn Sonny. I hate this. I know it's the only world you know. I know you can't leave,
but you just can't drop this on me. I don't know the rules of your world."

**Sonny was shocked at her outburst. He never thought she would get so angry.**

S: (getting up) "I'm not putting this all on you. I'm trying to protect us."

B: "Yeah, well, all I see is me having to give up someone I love."

**Sonny just stood there, surprised, hurt. There were so many emotions. She loved him.
He never thought Brenda would say that about another man.**


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

*~*~*~*~*~*Part 57*~*~*~*~*~*


**Brenda couldn't believe she just blurted it out like that.
She turned around to look at Sonny. She saw the pain in his
eyes. She hated that she was the cause of it.**

B: "Sonny......I.."

S: "Stop it. I don't want to hear it."

B: "Just let me explain, it's not what you think."

S: "Nothing is what I thought. I never thought I would hear
the woman I love say that she loves another man."

B: "Will you just wait a minute and let me explain..."

S: "There's nothing to explain......I need air."

**With that, Sonny threw on his clothes and headed out the door.**

B: "Sonny!"

**Sonny ignored her, he had left. Gone. She didn't know where.**

**Crying, Brenda walked into the nursery. She picked up Brianna
who was still asleep. Her angel.**

**Brenda needed a distraction. She walked back to her bedroom
with Brianna and aimlessly changed the radio station.**

**Music filled the air.**

~~Say goodbye on a night like this~~
~~If it's the last thing we ever do~~
~~You never looked as lost as this~~
~~Sometimes it doesn't even look like you~~
~~It goes dark~~
~~It goes darker still~~
~~Please stay~~
~~But I watch you like I'm made of stone~~
~~As you walk away~~

**Brenda remembered the look on Sonny's face as he left.
Her tears fell harder. She hugged their baby to her chest.**

~~I'm coming to find you if it takes me all night~~
~~A witch hunt for another girl~~
~~For always and ever is always for you~~
~~Your trust~~
~~The most gorgeously stupid thing I ever cut in the world~~

**Brenda needed to go after Sonny. She had to. She didn't know
what would happen if she didn't.**

~~Say hello on a day like today~~
~~Say it everytime you move~~
~~The way that you look at me now~~
~~Makes me wish I was you~~
~~It goes deep~~
~~It goes deeper still~~
~~This touch~~
~~And the smile and the shake of your head~~

**She put Brianna in the basinet and threw on some clothes.**

~~I'm coming to find you if it takes me all night~~
~~Can't stand here like this anymore~~
~~For always and ever is always for you~~
~~I want it to be perfect~~
~~Like before~~
~~I want to change it all~~

**She knew where he was. The docks.**

~~I want to change~~

**She picked up Bri, grabbed her keys and left. To go after the
man she loved. The man she had wounded so deeply.**


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

*~*~*~*~*~*Part 58*~*~*~*~*~*

**Brenda arrived at the gatehouse, frantic. She banged on the door. Tears streaked her face as she clutched
Brianna to her.**

**Lois opened the door. She looked at Brenda and knew immediately something happened between her and Sonny.**

L: "Bren? What is it?"

B: "I need you to watch Bri for me. I have to go to Sonny."

L: "Sure no problem, but do you wanna tell me what's going on?"

B: (her voice shaking) "Not now, I'll explain everything later, okay?"

L: (taking Bri out of Brenda's arms) "Sure, now go on. Everthing will be fine here."

B: (whispering) "Thank you Lo."

**Brenda kissed the top of Brianna's head and ran out the door.**

**Fifteen minutes later, Brenda arrived at the docks. There was a chill in the air,
but Brenda didn't notice. Her mind was focused elsewhere.**

**Brenda looked around and finally saw Sonny sitting on a bench with his head in his hands.**

**Sonny knew Brenda was there. But he ignored her. He just needed to think awhile longer.
But then again, what was there to think about? He overreacted, he knew it. Brenda loved Vinnie,
but not the way she loved him. Brenda and Vinnie were only friends. Friends.**

**Brenda sat down next to Sonny and gently stroked the back of his head.**

B: "Sonny, Sonny, listen to me."

**Sonny picked his head up and looked into her eyes.**

S: "I'm listening."

B: "Why did you run out like that? You didn't even let me explain."

S: "I know and I'm sorry for that."

B: "Will you now?"

S: "Go ahead."

B: "I said that I loved Vinnie. And that's true, I do. But he's a friend, nothing more.
I've known him for so long. He was there for me, when no one else was.
I will always love him, but not the way I love you."

**Sonny got up and began pacing.**

S: "I know that. I just snapped when I heard you say those words."

**Brenda got up and walked over to him.**

B: "You just dropped everything on me so suddenly. I can't change my
feelings. But always remember, I'm in love with you and you only."

**Brenda brought her hand up to his face and began to caress cheek.**

B: "Oh honey. You and Bri mean everything to me. No one will ever come between us. Ever."

**Brenda moved closer to Sonny and kissed him passionately. They took away all the
pain they had caused each other. They let themselves melt into one, a union of
love and passion.**

*~*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~

*~*~*~*~*~*Part 59*~*~*~*~*~*

**Sonny and Brenda clung to each other, they refused to let go.
After tonight, after how close they came to destroying something
so precious, they held on for dear life.**

S: (whispering against her hair) "Let me take you home."

B: "MmmmmmHmmmmmm."

S: "Baby, where's Bri?"

B: "With Lois. I'm sure Lois wouldn't mind if she spent the night."

**They pulled apart slightly. Sonny looked into her eyes.**

S: "Tonight is for us, and only us."

B: "I love you."

S: "I love you too. C'mere." (Sonny held her close and
ran his hands slowly up and down up and down her back)

**Sonny and Brenda arrived at the penthouse half an hour later.**

S: "Brenda...about before..."

**Brenda walked up to him and put her finger to his lips.**

B: "Shhhhhhh. Not tonight. No talking."

S: "Anything you say."

B: "Tonight I'm going to show you how much I love you."

S: "You show me every day."

**Brenda grabbed his hand and pulled him up the stairs.
She turned the radio on and left the music take over.**

~*Whenever I'm alone with you
~*you make me feel like I am home again
~*whenever I'm alone with you
~*you make me feel like I am whole again

**Brenda ran her hands across Sonny's chest and slowly unbuttoned his
shirt.**

~*Whenever I'm alone with you~*
~*you make me feel like I am young again~*
~*whenever I'm alone with you~*
~*you make me feel like I am fun again~*

**Sonny ran his hands through Brenda's hair and down her back.**

~*However far away I will always love you~*
~*however long I stay I will always love you~*
~*whatever words I say I will always love you~*
~*I will always love you~*

**She bent her head down and kissed his chest softly. He lifted her chin
up and kissed her deeply.**

~*Whenever I'm alone with you~*
~*you make me feel like I am free again~*
~*whenever I'm alone with you~*
~*you make me feel like I am clean again~*

**They slowly undressed each other and Sonny lifted Brenda into his arms.
He layed onto their bed and knelt over her. He created a trail of kisses from
her neck to lips.**

~*However far away I will always love you~*
~*however long I stay I will always love you~*
~*whatever words I say I will always love you~*
~*I will always love you~*

**They made love throughout the night, reassuring each other of the love
they felt for each other. Never letting the other forget how deep their
love and passion ran. They were forever.**

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Okay. Tell me what ya think!!

The song was "Lovesong" by the Cure

*~*~*~*~*~*Part 60*~*~*~*~*~*

**Music continues to play in the backround. Brenda lays secure
in Sonny's arms. She kisses his chest and looks up at him.**

~*I lift my lips from kissing you~*
~*to kiss the sky~*
~*cloud soft and blue~*
~*and slow the sun melts down~*
~*into your golden words for me~*

**Sonny runs a finger up and down Brenda's forearm. She giggles
and buries her head in the crook of his arm. He pulls her
tighter against him.**

~*I lift my hands from touching you~*
~*to touch the wind that whispers through~*
~*this twilight garden~*
~*turns into a world~*
~*where dreams are real~*

**Brenda murmers: "I love you." She reaches up and caresses
his face. She sees the little boy in his eyes. The boy that
was afraid of losing something else he loved.**

~*No-one will ever take your place~*
~*I am lost in you~*
~*no-one will ever take your place~*
~*so in love with you~*

**Sonny looks into her eyes as a single tear escapes
from the corner of his eye.**

~*I lift my eyes from watching you~*
~*to watch the star rise shine onto~*
~*your dreaming face and dreaming smile~*
~*you're dreaming worlds~*
~*for me~*

**Brenda lifts her head up and kisses the tear away. She moves
her lips onto his and they kiss softly.**

~*I lift my lips from kissing you~*
~*and kiss the sky wide deepest blue~*
~*and slow the moon swims up~*
~*into your golden words~*
~*for me~*

**The bright moon shines through the window, cascading
brilliant waves of light across their bodies. Making them
seem like two angels, coming together in a beautiful union
of love.**

~*No-one will ever take your place~*
~*I am lost in you~*
~*no-one will ever take your place~*
~*so in love with you~*

**They kiss once more and Sonny whispers against her lips: "I love you."
Brenda nods slowly and hugs him tightly to her. The fall asleep
locked in their embrace.**


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*~*~*~*~*~*Part 61*~*~*~*~*~*

**Brenda woke up early the next morning to the sound of the
phone ringing. She groaned and rubbed her eyes. She glanced
over at Sonny and saw that he was still sleeping. There was a
small smile playing across his lips.**

**Brenda reached over and grabbed the phone.**

B: "Hello?"

V: "Hi, Brenda, it's me...Vinnie."

B: (sighing) "Yeah, I know. Hi Vinnie."

V: "I hope I didn't wake you up, I just needed to ask you
something."

B: "It's okay....what's going on?"

**Sonny heard Brenda talking and he turned over to
see her on the phone. He moved over and kissed
her shoulder. She smiled slightly at him.**

V: "I was wondering if you would meet me for dinner tonight?
I know it's short notice...but I have a surprise for you."

B: "Vinnie....we've been through this before."

**At the mention of Vinnie's name, Sonny moved away
and layed his head back down on his pillow."

V: "I know Brenda, but I'm just asking this one last time?
Please..."

B: "Let me think about it, okay. I'll call you later."

V: "Okay. And Brenda.....thank you."

B: "Goodbye."

V: "Bye."

**Brenda hung the phone up sighed once more. She looked over at Sonny.
She moved over slightly and touched her hand to his face.**

B: "I didn't mean to wake you up, baby."

S: "Don't worry about it. So what did Vinnie want?"

B: "For me to go to dinner with him."

S: "Are you going to?"

B: "Maybe...I told hime I'd call him back..."

S: "Well, it's up to you, do what you want."

**Brenda just looked at Sonny, unsure of what to say or
do next.**


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