Miracles by Stacy

Chapter 1:

Picture this: Everything that Sonny and Brenda went through on the show
has happened.
Sonny left her at the alter. But here’s the thing. Sonny left to protect
her and Brenda
thought he left because he didn’t love her anymore. It’s 3 years later.
Robin has just
came home. Jason isn’t seeing anyone. Ned and Lois are back together.
Brenda and Jax
have stayed friends and he is seeing someone else and so is Brenda. Sonny
is off in Puerto
Rico and is living with a woman who he cares for very deeply. On to the
first chapter!

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Lois and Ned have Emily watch Brooke while they go out for dinner. They
haven’t had a
lot of alone time since they have gotten back together (which has only been
6 months).
Brooke is now four years old and is full of energy. Emily comes down to
the gatehouse
and Ned lets her in.

E-Hi. Am I early?
N-No. Lois is just running a little behind. (he yells for Lois to hurry up)

Brooke comes running out of the kitchen and clinges to Emily’s leg.

E-Hi, Brooke. Ready to have some fun?
Br-(her eyes get all big) Yeah.

Lois comes down the stairs.

Lo-Hi. Sorry I’m running late. Now the number to the Port Charles Grill
is by the
phone. Have Brooke go to bed at 8. We shouldn’t be too late.
N-She’ll be fine. Let’s go.
Lo-If you need anything please call my cell phone.
E-Ok.

Lois goes over to Brooke and lifts her up and gives her a kiss.

Lo-Now, you be good for Emily.
Br-Ok. Bye, Mommy.
N-Have a good time.

Brooke squirms out of Lois’ arms and goes to find some toys to play with.

E-She’ll be fine.

Lois gets a strange feeling but she shakes it off. Her and Ned leave.
They have no idea
that their world is about to be turned inside out.

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Robin walks into Lukes and sees Jason sitting there with a drink in his
hand. She walks
over to him.

R-Jason, can we talk?
J-I’m kind of busy right now.
R-Please.
J-I suppose I could spare a few minutes.

They go outside for a little bit.

J-What’s up?
R-Why are you acting so distant with me? I’ve been back for a few weeks
and you’ve
hardly said a word to me.
J-What do you want me to say?
R-Well, I never thought it would be like this.
J-What do you want from me? You left me and I let you go.
R-Did you let all of me go? All of us go?

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Sonny walks outside on a warm night in Puerto Rico. He makes his way to
the beach. He
walks and sees a person running towards him. After he gets closer he
starts to realize who
this person is....it’s the woman he loves. Her name is Kelly. She has
blonde hair and has
blue eyes. She is a few inches shorter than him and is fairly thin. She
brings out the best
in him and has shown him how to love again.

K-Hey, sweetie. Want to finish running with me?
S-Yeah, right. Are you almost done?
K-Another few miles.
S-I could give you a better workout at home?
K-Oh, yeah? Like what?

Sonny walks over to her and wraps his arms around her. He brings her close
and kisses
her. They pull away and he wraps his arms around her and just holds her
tight. He knows
that everytime he hugs her that he can’t help but think how it was with
Brenda.


"The Promise" by Tracy Chapman

If you wait for me, then I'll come for you
Although I have travelled far, I always hold a place for you
in my
heart.
If you think of me, If you miss me, once in a while
Then I'll return to you, I'll return and fill that space in
your heart.

Remembering your touch, your kiss, your warm embrace
I'll find my way, back to you, If you'll be waiting

If you dream of me, like I dream of you
in a place that's warm and dark, a place where I can feel the
beating
of your heart

Remembering your touch, your kiss, your warm embrace
I'll find my way back to you, if you'll be waiting

Oh I've longed for you, and I have desired to see your face,
your smile,
to be with
you, wherever you are
Remembering your touch, your kiss, your warm embrace
I'll find my way back to you, please say you'll be waiting

Together again, it would feel so good to be in your arms, where
all my
journeys end.
If you can make a promise, if it's one that you can keep
I vow to come for you, if you'll wait for me.
Say you'll hold a place for me in your heart.

The song continues to play and we shift to Brenda looking out the window.
She can’t
help but think of the day that Sonny left her standing at the alter. 3
years ago her life was
destroyed. At least the life she knew so well......her life of her and
Sonny together
forever. She thinks back to what Jason said, “Tell her it was a nice
ride.” She walks back
inside and her phone rings.

B-Hello.
Chris-(her boyfriend) Hi, honey. I should be home tonight.
B-(smiles) Really? I can’t wait to see you. I miss you.
C-I know. Sweetie, I know what today is. Are you ok?

Chapter 2:

Brenda doesn’t say anything back to Chris at first.

C-Brenda?
B-I’m here. I’m ok.
C-We can talk if you need to when I get home.
B-Where are you anyway?
C-I’m on the plane.
B-Really? So, you should be home soon?
C-Yeah.
B-Should I come and pick you up?
C-That’s sweet, but that’s ok. Why don’t you make some dinner?
B-Make dinner?
C-Well, you don’t have to make it. Order something.
B-Now you’re talking. I can’t wait to see you. I miss you.
C-I miss you too, honey. I love you.
B-I love you, too.
C-I have to go. So I will be home in an hour.
B-Ok. (they hang up)

Brenda walks back over to the window and memories start to fill her
mind.....good
memories.....the moment that Sonny proposed to her at his PH. She can’t
forget how
nervous he was. When he let her go and had to marry Lily. She will never
forget how he
held on to her. The best one that sticks through her mind is the first
time that they made
love. She knew then and there that he was the man for her.

B-(whispers) I guess I was wrong about that, too. You’ve played with all
my emotions,
Sonny. I will never let you do that to me again. Do you hear me, NEVER!
How could I
have been so wrong about the way you felt.....how could I have ever thought
you loved
me?

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Sonny pulls away from Kelly and smiles at her.

K-Are you ok?
S-Yeah. Actually I was thinking....
K-About her?
S-How did you know?
K-I know when you do that’s all.
S-I love you so much. Do you know that?
K-(smiles) Yes, I do. What you had with Brenda is part of the past. It’s
over and we’re
together. You take some more time to be alone. Come up to the house when
you’re
ready.
S-Are you sure?
K-Yes, I am. (she kisses him on the cheek)

S-(to himself) “Am I really over you, Brenda? Are we really a thing of
the past? I know
that I love Kelly but will I ever be able to feel the kind of love that I
felt with you?

Sonny starts to think of some hot times with Brenda. Music starts to play
in the
background.

ALL I NEED IS A
MIRACLE - Mike and the Mechanics


I said go if you wanna go,
Stay if you wanna stay
I didn't care if you hung around me
I didn't care if you went away
And I know you were never right
I'll admit I was never wrong
I could never make up my mind
I made it up as I went along

Sonny thinks of the times he sent so many mixed signals to Brenda. The
games they use
to play with each other. The games she use to play with him. He remembers
how jealous
he felt when she was hanging out with Jax. That time he ordered a limo for
her when she
was suppose to fly with Jax for lunch and had her driven around PC all
morning. He will
never forget the look on her face.

And though I treated you like a child
I'm gonna miss you for the rest of my life

He can’t help but remember all the times he treated her like she was a
little girl and
wouldn’t understand. It wasn’t that he didn’t trust her......he just
wanted to protect from
all the bad parts of his life. It didn’t work. She was always in danger
anyway.

All I need is a miracle, all I need is you
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you

I never had any time
And I never had any call
But I went out of my way just to hurt you,
The one I shouldn't hurt at all
I thought I was being cool
Yeah, I thought I was being strong
But it's always the same old story
You never know what you've got 'til it's gone

Sonny whispers, “Will I ever be able to love that much again?”


If I ever catch up with you
I'm gonna love you for the rest of your life

All I need is a miracle, all I need is you (all I need is a miracle)
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you (all I need is a miracle)
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you

And if I ever catch up with you
I'm gonna love you for the rest of your life

All I need is a miracle, all I need is you (all I need is a miracle)
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you (all I need is a miracle)
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you (all I need is a miracle)
All I need is a, all I need is a,
All I need is you (all I need is a miracle)


Sonny looks out at the sunset that is appearing.

S-(whispers) Goodbye, Brenda. You will always be in my heart even though
we’re apart.
I know you’re happy with someone else and I have found someone too. Was it
meant to
be this? Have we found our miracles?

He heads back to the house where Kelly is waiting for him.

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Emily is playing with her toys when there is a knock at the door. Emily
gets up and goes
to answer it. Monica and Alan are on the other side of the door.

E-Hi.

They come in and talk with Emily. All of sudden they look over at Brooke
and she is on
the floor and is twitching. Alan and Monica race over to her and check her
out.

A-Call 911. We have to bring her in.
E-(scared) What is wrong with her?
M-Is she awake?
A-No, she isn’t conscious.
E-What do I tell them?
A-Tell them that she is having seizures and we are going to run some tests.

Emily makes the call and then goes back to Alan and Monica who are kneeling
next to
Brooke.

M-Call Ned and Lois and tell them to meet us at GH.

Chapter 3:

Lois and Ned had stopped at Lukes to talk to Robin but go inside when they
notice that
Jason and Robin are talking.

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Emily picks up the phone and dials Lois’ cell phone.

Lo-Hello?
E-It’s me.
Lo-Something is wrong with Brooke, isn’t there? I could feel it.
E-I....we’re not sure what it is. We have to take her to GH. Meet us
there, ok?
Lo-Who’s we?
E-monica and Alan.
Lo-We’re on our way. (they hang up)

The ambulence arrives and they take Brooke to GH

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A look of horror escapes Lois’ face when Ned walks over to her.

N-Sweetheart, what is it?
Lo-We have to go to GH right away.
N-Why? What is it?
Lo-Brooke. They brought her to GH.

Lois and Ned fly out of the club and bump into Jason and Robin.

R-Lois, are you ok?
Lo-They brought Brooke to GH. I have to get to her.
R-We’ll be there are soon as we can.

Lois and Ned rush to GH to find out what is wrong with their little girl.

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Robin looks at Jason.

R-You have to call Sonny. I know you know where he is.
J-I can’t.
R-Jason, something is wrong with Brooke and Sonny would want to be here.
It’s been
three years.
J-But....
R-(gets angry) Show some feelings for one and CALL HIM!!!

Jason takes out his cell phone and calls Sonny.

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The phone rings at Sonny’s house while him and Kelly are in the middle of a
kiss.

S-Uh....I have to get that. (answers it) Yeah.
J-It’s me. You need to come back to PC.
S-Why? Did something happen to.....
J-No. Brooke has just been taken to the emergency room and Robin thought
you might
want to come back.
S-What happened?
J-We’re not really sure but Lois is frantic.
S-Do you think it’s safe enough?
J-(looks at Robin) I think so. I think Lois would like to have your support.
S-We’re on our way. I will be there late tonight and so will Kelly.
J-All right. You can stay at the PH.
S-Ok.

They hang up. Kelly scoots next to Sonny when she notices something is
seriously wrong.

K-Sweetie, is it Brenda?
S-No. It’s my godchild. I have to go back.
K-All right.
S-Will you come with me?
K-If you want me to.
S-I do. Let’s go. We’ll buy whatever we need there.
K-All right. Let me grab a few things first.

Kelly grabs a few things and they leave to where his private jet is located.

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Jason hangs up the phone and starts to walk away from Robin. She grabs his
arm.

R-What did he say?
J-He’s coming ok.
R-He is?
J-Yeah. Are you satisfied? I hope you know that things will not be pretty.
R-What do you mean?
Chapter 4:

Jax knocked on the door of the V who was the woman he was seeing. The
woman that
got him to move past Brenda. He knew him and Brenda could never go back.
They were
just friends and that was the way it had to be.

She answered the door and gave him a little kiss

Ja-What was that for?
V-Nothing. Just missed you.
Ja-Good because I missed you, too. Next time you’re coming with me.
V-I don’t know if I am ready to meet your parents yet.
Ja-Why? They’ll love you. I do.
V-Are you ready to go eat? I’m starved.
Ja-Let’s go.

They leave for the grill

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Robin doesn’t know what to say to Jason about his last expression.

R-I don’t understand.
J-If Sonny comes back and he brings Kelly and if he sees Brenda things will
start all over
again.
R-No. Brenda’s moved on.
J-And if you think that then you are as dumb as people have accused me of
being.
R-What are you so mean to me all of a sudden?
J-Robin, I don’t have time for this. Let’s go check on Brooke.
R-Maybe I should call Brenda first.
J-(hands her the phone)Here.

Robin dials Brenda’s number.

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Brenda is waiting for the food to come that she ordered for her and Chris
when the phone
rings.

B-Chris?
R-Sorry, just me.
B-Hey!
R-Bren, can you come to GH?
B-Why? Are you ok?
R-I’m fine. They brought Brooke in tonight. They aren’t sure what it is,
but Lois might
need you.
B-Oh my god. I’m on my way.

Brenda takes out a piece of paper and is about to write Chris a note when
he comes
through the door.

B-Thank god you’re here.
C-(gives her a kiss on the cheek) I told you I would be home soon. Miss
me that much?
B-Of course, but we have to go to GH.
C-Why?
B-They brought Brooke in.
C-Let’s go.

Brenda and Chris head to GH.

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They wheel Brooke in and bring her in to the ER. Brooke woke up on her way
over to
GH.

A-Brooke, can you hear me? (she nods)
A-I want to run some tests ok?
B-Uh-h.
A-Can you come with me?

Alan takes Brooke into the examining room and has the nurses run some chest
x-rays.

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Lois and Ned come running into GH and go up to the nurses station.

Lo-Amy, where is Brooke?
Amy-She is in room 1.

Lois and Ned race to where their little girl is. They find Emily pacing
with tears coming
down her cheeks and frightened look on her face.

Lo-Emily, oh god.....she didn’t...
E-No. Alan is running some tests on her right now.
Lo-My poor baby.
N-(puts his arm around Lois) She’ll be ok.
Lo-What happened, honey?
E-I....she was playing really nice and there was a knock at the door (she
wipes her tears)
so I took one glance at Brooke and she was playing. I swear she was.
N-We believe you. Go on...
E-And well, I was talking with Alan and Monica and the next thing we know
is she is on
the floor unconscious. What have I done? This is all my fault.

Lois walks over and hugs Emily.

Lo-Don’t you even say that. It could have happened even if we had been
there.

N-Lois is right. It’s not your fault.

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Brenda and Chris come rushing towads Lois and Ned (hour after Brooke was
checked in).

B-Lois.
Lo-(hugs Brenda and has a few tears in her eyes) Oh, Bren
B-It’s ok. I’m here for you.

Just then Alan comes their way.

Lo-How is she?
A-Holding her own. We ran a bunch of tests and we will have to wait a few
hours for the
results. She is in a room right now and wanting to see her mommy.
Lo-Can I see her?
A-Of course.
N-Alan, do you have any idea what it could be?
A-I’m not sure. It could be nothing.

Lois goes and sits with Brooke and everyone else waits outside the room for
the results.
Robin and Jason arrive and wait with everyone.

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~1 1/2 hours later~

Sonny and Kelly take a limo to GH. They get out and search the hospital
for anyone that
looks familiar that would be there because of Brooke.

K-(points) Is that anyone you recognize?

Sonny looks down the hall and sees everyone he left behind 3 years ago.
Everyone that he
loved and still loved. He sees Brenda get up and stretch. He notices that
some guy has
his hands all over her and comforting her. For some reason he felt a
little jealous. But
why? He knew he was over Brenda. Or so he thought.

S-Yeah, that’s them.

Sonny walks over to them and Brenda looks at him with the most hateful
look. From that
look he knew that she hated him.

Brenda moved closer to Steve and put her arms around him

B-How dare you show your face back here.

Chapter 5:

Chris looks at Brenda wondering why she is talking to someone in that rude
tone for. He
hasn’t heard her so angry before.

C-Bren? What’s going on?

Brenda and Sonny are just staring at each other and not saying anything.
Both are
clinging to their significant others at the same time.

B-This honey.....is Sonny Corinthos.
C-Oh, so you’re the scum bag?
S-Who are you?
B-This is my boyfriend. Who’s she?
S-My girlfriend.

Ned walks over to them.

N-What are you doing back, Sonny?
S-Robin called me about Brooke.
N-Oh. We’re not sure if it’s serious or not.
S-That’s ok. I needed to come back. It was time. Where’s Lois?
N-In with Brooke.
S-Can I go see her?
N-Sure. (he points to the room)
S-(looks at Brenda) Excuse me.

Sonny takes Kelly aside and tells her that he is going to stay her with
Brooke, Lois and
Ned. He gives her his credit card and tells her to go find a hotel to stay
in.

S-Call me when you find a place.
K-Ok. Will you call my cell if you need me?
S-Yes. Get some sleep.

Brenda watches Sonny and kelly say goodbye and kiss. She then watches
Sonny go into
Brooke’s room.

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Lois sits on the bed next to Brooke and reads her a book. She hears
someone come in and
she can’t believe her eyes when she looks up.

Lo-Sonny?
S-Hey, Cerello.

Lois sets the book down for a second and Brooke watches her mom walk over
to some
stranger and hug him tightly.

Lo-I can’t believe you’re back.
S-And I can’t believe your baby is sick.
Lo-We don’t know yet. You know you didn’t have to come all this way. It
could be
nothing.
S-I’m here. So is Kelly.
Lo-I see. You didn’t happen to run in Brenda yet, did you?
S-Yes, I already had that pleasure.
Lo-Yikes. Didn’t go good. Well she doesn’t exactly know the *real* reason
why you
left.
S-She still thinks I left because I didn’t love her?
Lo-Yeah, I think so.
S-Well, I will deal with that later. How is she?
Lo-(lois looks back at her little girl) Ok. Here come and say hi.

They walk over to Brooke. Sonny stands next to her bed and Lois stands
next to him.

Lo-Sweetie, this is Sonny. He’s your godfather.
Br-Hi.
S-(smiles) Hi. How are you? I’m sorry you’re sick.

Sonny sees the book sitting on her lap.

S-Do you want me to read this to you?
Br-shakes her head.
S-All right. (whispers to lois) Go take your husband to get some coffee.
I will stay with
her and if we hear anything I will have someone come and get you.
Lo-I don’t know.
S-Please....for me and for Brooke.
Lo-All right. (she gives brooke a kiss) I will be right back, sweetie.
Br-Uh-hh.

Lois goes and gets Ned.

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Lois walks over to Ned who is talking with chris and Brenda.

Lo-Lets’ go get some coffee.
N-Who will watch Brooke?
Lo-Sonny is reading her a story.
B-What did you say?
Lo-Don’t. Just leave him.
B-I have to see this.

Lois and Ned go get some coffee and Brenda walks over to Brooke’s room and
looks in
on Sonny reading to Brooke.

Chapter 6:

Brenda smiles as she watches Sonny sitting with Brooke. She can’t help but
melt as she
watches him so lovingly with her. She even hates it in a way because it
was suppose to be
their children he was suppose to read to, to spoil, to love. Now that
dream is all gone.

Chris taps her shoulder while she is watching Sonny with Brooke.

B-(turns around) Hi.
C-I think I better go. I have to go to work early. You need to be here
with everyone.
B-Oh, ok.
C-If you need anything please call.
B-I will. Thank you, sweetie.
C-Of course. Call me when you hear anything.
B-I will. I love you.
C-I love you, too.

Chris gives her a kiss and then leaves. Lois and Ned come back. Ned goes
over to Robin
and Jason and Lois walks over to Brenda.

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Ned sits next to Robin. She gives him a hug.

N-No word yet, huh?
R-No. I’’m sure we will soon.
J-Yeah. I’m sure it’s nothing.
N-I hope so. Robin, you called Sonny?
R-Yeah. I just thought he should be here. If not for Brooke.....for Lois.
N-Thanks. You always seem to know when we need someone and who we need.
R-(smies) I try.
J-Yeah, too much.

Robin shoots Jason a look and he looks the other way.

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Lois looks at Brenda and smiles. She knows that Brenda still has feelings
for Sonny even
though she doesn’t want to.

Lo-It’s great he came back.
B-For you maybe.
Lo-For you to. You still care about him.
B-What gave you that dumb idea?
Lo-You can pretend all you want but it’s me remember? I *know* how you
felt and will
always feel about Sonny Corinthos.
B-He left me Lois. He doesn’t love me anymore.
Lo-Don’t be so sure about that. You don’t know what really happened?
B-Look, I am going to go outside and get some fresh air. I don’t want to
discuss this.

Brenda heads outside to get away from Sonny and anyone that wants to
discuss their
failed relationship.

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Lois walks in after Sonny finishes reading to Brooke. It put her to sleep.
Lois waves
Sonny over to her. He gives Brooke a kiss on top of the head and walks
over to Lois.
They both are at whispering tones through the whole conversation not
wanting to wake up
Brooke.

S-(whispers) What’s up?
Lo-Go talk to Brenda. Now’s your chance to explain everything.
S-Now? I don’t think that would be a good idea.
Lo-Why not? Chris left and you’re here and so is she.
S-It doesn’t really matter Lois. She’s with someone and loves him and I
love someone
else.
Lo-You may *think* that’s what’s going on but you know differently. I
won’t give up on
you too even if you both have.
S-Why are you doing this?
Lo-I have my reasons. Now go.
S-I’ll try to get her to understand.
Lo-Good.

Sonny goes out to find Brenda. Lois goes and sits next to her little girl.


Chapter 7:

Brenda walks outside and looks up at the sky and starts to think of how she
felt the night
that Sonny left her standing at the alter. All the anger and confusion
came rushing back to
her like it had just happened. She doesn’t understand why just seeing him
again could
have this kind of affect on her? She tries to shake it off but she can’t.
Just when she had
gotten her life back on track he comes back to town.....with a another
woman. She can’t
help but feel angry that he was with someone else.

B-(to herself) You are not going to do this to me again. I am happy now.
Happier than I
have ever been. I am! You are not going to destory everything I’ve worked
so hard in
changing. You will no longer have that power over me.”

The door opens to the hospital. Brenda turns around hoping its word on
Brooke. But the
only person that is standing there is the ONE person she doesn’t want to see.

B-What are you doing out here? Does it have something to do with Brooke?
S-No, I.....
B-I don’t want to hear it.
S-Wow, you really do hate me.
B-You better believe it! If you think you can just waltz back into my life
and expect me to
forgive you.....you just better think again! That smile won’t work this time.
S-I know. And I know what I did was wrong. Please, just listen to me.
B-Why should I? Why do you care what I think? You didn’t love me so you
took the
easy way out and left me.
S-What? Didn’t love you? What gave you that idea?
B-Why else would you cut out on the day that was suppose to be the best day
of my life.
We were suppose to be together forever and instead you left. In the rain
no doubt.
S-Can you just give me 5 minutes to explain?
B-Why?
S-PLEASE!!!
B-Fine. But 2 minutes....(looks down at her watch) and counting!

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Ned walks over to Lois who is sitting with her little girl.

N-(whispers) Can I talk to you?
Lo-Sure.

They walk away from the bed.

N-Where’s Brenda? She seemed pretty upset.
Lo-Don’t worry about her.
N-Huh?
Lo-She’s fine. She went outside for a little bit.
N-Speaking of which......where is Sonny?

Lois doesn’t say anything but shoots him back a grin. He smiles and shakes
his head back
at her.

N-What are you up to now?

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Jason sat in silence next to Robin and everytime she tried to speak he
would turn the other
way.

R-Jason, please talk to me.
J-What do you want me to say?
R-I don’t know but do you have to ignore you? I mean, I am back. You
can’t ignore me
forever.
J-Who says?
R-Come on....it’s me. I know you better than anyone.
J-You might have known me, Robin but you don’t know me anymore. I am not
the same
man you left behind.
R-I didn’t leave you behind. I left to think and to see if moving on from
you was the right
thing.
J-Well?
R-Was it? Is that what you want to know?
J-Just tell me.
R-No, it wasn’t. I miss you. I miss you so much.

Jason doesn’t say anything back. He just looks in her eyes.


Chapter 8:

Sonny looks at Brenda. He can’t believe the way she is acting towards him.
He’s never
seen her like this before......she has never shut down on him like this.
He knows that he
has some major explaining to do.

B-Your time is running out.
S-All right. Brenda, remember that night before you left me....the night
we were suppose
to get married?
B-How could I forget it?
S-Well, I was looking forward to marrying you and us being together
forever. Remember
that nightmare I had but couldn’t quite put it together?
B-Yes.
S-Well, I finally remembered that night. It was about you dying the
way.....(chokes) the
way Lily did. And I couldn’t let that happen. I was giving you back your
life. I thought I
was doing the right thing. I thought that as long as you were alive and
safe then I did the
right thing.
B-So your telling me that is the *only* reason why you left me?
S-Don’t you see....I was trying to keep you safe? I didn’t want you to pay
for my
mistakes.
B-No, what I know is that you left me at the alter. It was suppose to be
the best day of
my life. A day we could tell our children about. But no....up chose to
leave me with no
explanation. You made a life decision for me.
S-I’m sorry. Jason, thought it was wrong.
B-But he’s loyal and he would do anything for you. “Nice ride” right Sonny?
S-You know I didn’t mean that.
B-I don’t.
S-Brenda you were the best thing in my life and I would do *anything* to
make sure you
were safe.
B-Isn’t that touching. Do you have any idea how bad you hurt me?
S-YES! I felt it too. I ached for you. At night I couldn’t sleep because
you weren’t next
to me....I couldn’t eat. Everywhere I went I saw you. You were in my
dreams every
night.
B-And then you met....what was her name again?
S-Kelly.
B-Right.

____________________________________________________

Jax and V come back from a long evening out. They both go and sit on the
couch next to
one another.

V-It’s good to have you back.
Jax-It’s good to be back. I missed you.
V-Me, too.
Jax-You missed you too?
V-(they laugh) No....I missed you.
Jax-Good.

Jax leans in closer and they share a soft and slowy kiss. He brings her
body closer to his
as they continue to kiss. They pull apart after a few kisses.

Jax-I better go before I can’t.
V-All right.
Jax-Thank you.
V-For what?
Jax-For not giving up on me when I wasn’t sure what I wanted.
V-I knew it would end up worth it.
Jax-I love you.
V-I love you, too.

V walks Jax to the door. He gives her one last kiss before he leaves. Jax
then gives her
one last kiss and she closes the door and goes upstairs and gets ready for
bed.

__________________________________________

J-You really missed me?
R-Yes. Didn’t you miss me?
J-I don’t know. All I know is I had that ache when you were gone.
R-You missed me.
J-Oh, ok. I missed you. I didn’t want to get my hopes to when it came to
us. I didn’t
want to feel anymore pain.
R-You don’t have to. I’m home now.
J-I’m glad.
R-Want to come to get something to eat with me?
J-Sure.

Robin stands up and holds her hand out for Jason and they go tell Ned and
Lois that they
are going to the cafeteria to get something to eat. Jason said to come and
get them when
there is word on Brooke.

_____________________________________________________

Lo-Why are you looking at me that way?
N-You and your matchmaking skills.
Lo-Oh, come on Ned. They still love each other. I need something to get
my mind off
this situtation with Brooke.
N-What about Kelly and Chris?
Lo-They are rebounds. You know that. Sonny and Brenda belong together and
eventually they will both realize it. Besides I think I worked wonders on
Sonny. Maybe
he will rethink this thing with Kelly.
N-(smiles) Maybe.

Alan walks towards Ned and Lois.

A-I have the results.

_______________________________________________

Brenda walks away from Sonny. He walks closer to her. He touches her
shoulder but she
jerks away.

S-I am so sorry. I didn’t realize....
B-You bet you didn’t. I counted on us. But I should have known better.
You always left
me in the rain.
S-Brenda......
B-No. Forget it. You have Kelly and I have Chris.

Brenda starts to walk away and on a spur of the moment Sonny yells, “I
still love you!”

Chapter 9:

Lois and Ned look worried when Alan tells them that he has the results.

Lo-Alan?
A-It’s nothing. We didn’t find anything. I think she needs some rest and
some more
fluids into her system. When was the last time she had something to drink?
It was pretty
hot in your house when I was there.
Lo-I guess....
A-She was a little dehydrated. Take her home and make sure she gets
plently of rest.
N-We will. Thank you, Alan.
Lo-Yes, thank you.
N-I am glad to help.
Lo-(turns to Ned) I am going to find Brenda and Sonny. You go tell Robin
and Jason
and Emily. Get Brooke and meet me outside.
N-Ok.

They both go in opposite directions.

___________________________________________________

Ned walks back to where Robin and Jason are. They walk to Ned.

R-Is she ok?
N-Yeah. We’re taking her home right now.
J-Where’s Lois?
N-With Sonny and Brenda.

_________________________________________________

Brenda stops dead cold. She couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Why
did he have to
say that he still loved her? Why couldn’t he just hate her like she had
thought all this time.
Why now......why did he have to do this to her now? Brenda turns around
slowly.

B-Don’t say that.
S-(walks closer to her) It’s true.
B-What about Kelly?
S-I don’t know. I’m so confused now. All I know for sure is that I love
you and that I
never stopped.

Sonny leans towards her and pulls her close to him and kisses her
passionately. He kisses
her hard. Consuming all that he could of her in the few minutes that they
were
there....together. After a few moments she pulls away.

B-Why did you have to do this to me now? If you had only came back the
same year that
you had left me. You destroyed me and you left me when I needed you most.
S-What do you mean?
B-I want to hate you so much do you know that?
S-But you don’t.
B-Your lifestyle made me.....
S-Made you what? Brenda, what happended while I was away?
B-I will never forgive you for making me.....

Lois comes outside and notices how serious the conversation is between
Brenda and
Sonny. She hates to interrupt them but she knows she has to.

Lo-Sorry to interrupt.

Brenda rushes to her side and Sonny walks over to Lois.

Lo-She’s going to be fine. She was just a little dehydrated. You two can
go back to what
ever you were talking about.
S-It was just that? She fainted from that?
Lo-Yes. It’s not uncommon.
S-I know but she’s a little girl.
B-(looks at Sonny and wipes her a tear) We’re done. I am going to go find
Robin and
Ned.
Lo-All right, sweetie.

Lois turns back to Sonny who tries to say something to Brenda but she just
leaves.

S-What happened to her while I was gone?
Lo-What do you mean?
S-She said something happened due to my lifestyle and that she would never
forgive me
for making her and then she stopped.
Lo-Sonny, I love you but your lifestyle sucks and Brenda suffered a lot
from it.
S-What? I told Jason to keep her safe.
Lo-He couldn’t control it, sweetie.
S-I’m lost. What is she hiding from me?
Lo-Brenda is the one that has to tell you that one.


Chapter 10:

Sonny doesn’t understand what Lois is talking about. What could Brenda not
be telling
him? Jason swore she was safe and that nothing would happen to her. Was
he lying?
Would he go back on his word?

S-I don’t understand, Lois.
Lo-I told you. I can’t say. Look, you left to protect her, right?
S-Yes.
Lo-Well, Corinthos, you did just the opposite. Leaving was probably your
biggest
mistake.
S-Lois, can’t you tell me something?
Lo-You really want to know, don’t you?
S-YES!
Lo-Tell me this, do you still love her?
S-You know I do?
Lo-What about Kelly?
S-I don’t know. I think I love her, too. Not the same way I love Brenda
though.
Lo-She won’t tell you unless she thinks your back......you know, for her.
S-I don’t know if that’s the best thing to do.
Lo-It’s your choice. But I know you guys belong together. Yes, I think
Chris is great but
I have seen her the happiest when she is with you. Same goes for you
whether you want
to admit it or not.
S-I have to admit I was a little jealous when I saw his hands all over her.
Lo-See.
S-I’ll talk to Kelly. Is that good enough?
Lo-For now. They hurt Brenda. That’s all I can say. It’s probably too much.
S-Hurt her?
Lo-Yes. She has shut that off so I don’t know if she will even talk about it.
S-Why was there a need to hurt her? I made Jason tell her “it was a nice
ride” so they
would think we had no connection left. At least visibly.
Lo-I don’t know. Jason didn’t get to her in time.
S-Why wouldn’t he tell me.
Lo-You will have to ask Jason that. Jason, Robin, me and Ned are the only
ones that
know that. Ned doesn’t blame you for once.
S-What a shock.

________________________________________________

Brenda walks over to Ned, Jason and Robin who are getting Brooke ready to go.

B-Hi, Brooke. Ready to go home.
Br-(I am going to have her talking so her age is bumped up) Yes.
B-We will have to go out for ice cream soon.
Br-(eyes grow bigger) Me want ice cream.
N-Look what you did.(they laugh)
R-Well, we better go. I am so glad she’s ok.
N-Thanks for being here.
R-Of course.

They all walk outside and stop when they spot Lois talking with Sonny.
They walk over
to them.

Lo-Hey, sweetie. (Ned hands her over to her mother) Ready to go home.
Br-Uh-h.

Sonny doesn’t say anything. He just stares at Brenda which makes her a
little uneasy.

B-Well, I better go.
S-I want to talk to you, Jason.
R-I’ll take Brenda home. I’ll see you both tomorrow.
S-See you, honey. (they hug)

Brenda and Robin leave followed by Ned and Lois. Jason looks at Sonny
hoping that his
mistake isn’t about to be known.

J-What’s up?
S-What’s up? I can’t believe this.
J-What? Did you and Brenda fight?
S-Of course we did. I learned some shocking news.
J-What?
S-How could you? I thought I asked you to protect her at all costs?

___________________________________________

V tosses and turns as she tries to go to sleep but all she can think about
is what Jax had
said to her about meeting his parents. His parents.....wow. That was sure
a step in the
right direction but would they like her. The phone rings and takes her out
of her
dreamland.

V-Hello?
Jax-Hi.
V-Jax, it’s late. Is something wrong?
Jax-No, I just wanted to hear your voice before I went to sleep.
V-You miss me already?
Jax-Of course. I always miss you when we’re apart.
V-I feel the same. I wonder what that could mean.
Jax-It means that we shouldn’t’ be apart.

V didn’t say anything. She didn’t know what to say next. She couldn’t
believe what he
was saying. He couldn’t mean.....or could he?

Chapter 11:

Jason looks at Sonny knowing that Sonny finally knows what happened to
Brenda. How
was he going to get around this? Would he hate him for not protecting like
he should
have?

J-Sonny.....
S-So, it’s true. You let someone hurt Brenda.
J-I did the best I could.
S-That’s not good enough. I left to keep her safe and then I hear that she
wasn’t safe.
Why didn’t you tell me?
J-I couldn’t.
S-(yelling and very angry) *Why the hell not?*
J-Because she made me promise that if I was in contact with you for you not
to know.
S-What happened to your loyalty?
J-I’m still loyal but it was the least I could do for her.
S-For her? What were you sleeping with her?
J-Sonny, come on. You know I wouldn’t do that to you.
S-Well, I don’t know. Robin was gone and I was gone. She was vulnerable
and if you.....
J-Relax. We didn’t......it didn’t even cross our minds. I tried to
protect her. I swear I
did.
S-Then explain to me how this could have happened. How could something have
happened to her.
J-They set me up and used Luke as the bait.
S-Luke? You should no better than that. Remember what happened when they
used
Mike?
J-Yes. I’m sorry.
S-What happened, Jason? What happened to her?
J-I thought you knew.
S-All I know is that the woman I would risk my life for was hurt. Now, I
want to know
exactly how that happened.
J-I’m sorry, but I can’t tell you.

Sonny looked at Jason and was shaking from the anger that he was feeling
inside. He
didn’t recognize Jason at all. Jason never kept things from him.....never.
Could Jason be
the cause of it? No, he couldn’t.

S-I want you to tell me *now*!
J-I promised I wouldn’t and I won’t.

Sonny got so angry that he threw Jason up against a wall and yelled at him
to tell him.
Jason looked back at Sonny......his best friend and couldn’t believe what
he was doing.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda walks into her PH and yells for Chris. But he doesn’t answer. She
walks up to
their bedroom and finds him asleep on the bed. He sits up when she enters
their room.
Brenda goes and sits on the side of the bed next to him.

C-How is she?
B-She’s ok. It was nothing.
C-That’s good. Bren, honey.....did something happen to make you so upset?
B-Not really. I just had a run in with Sonny.
C-Did he upset you?
B-A little.
C-Do you want to talk about it?
B-Not right now, really. Chris, there is something that I need to tell
you and I hope you
will still love me after I tell you.
C-Honey, nothing you say could change the way I feel about you. What is it?
B-You know that Sonny was the man I told you about that left me at the
alter, right?
C-Yes.
B-Well, he was involved in the mob and now he says he left me to protect me
but....(she
starts to cry) that’s not what happened. Because of him leaving me I......

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny quickly realizes what he was doing and he lets Jason go. Jason steps
away from
him and looks at him.

J-What has gotten into you, man?
S-I just need to know.
J-Why? It’s over with. You aren’t with her anymore. You’re with Kelly,
remember?
S-Yes, I remember but if something happened to Brenda because of me I need
to know so
I can make it right.
J-Do you hear yourself? “Make it right” Sonny, there is no way you can do
that.
Nothing can be done to make up for what has happened. Do you really want
Brenda to
relive all that pain all over again?
S-I don’t want her to be in anymore pain but if I knew then maybe I could
help her.
J-You can’t! You can never help her again.
S-You aren’t making any sense. Please just tell me.
J-Brenda would hate me if I told you.
S-I don’t care. You say you tried to protect her then I need to know what
happened so
that you couldn’t.
J-Please, just let it go.
S-NO!
J-Why?
S-I still love her! (Jason looks at Sonny and Sonny freezes after those
words left his
mouth)

Chapter 12:

Sonny tries to take back what he just said but he knows it’s no use. He
loved her and he
knew it.....so did Jason. What was he going to do? He loved Kelly, too.

S-Look, I need to know. Jason, Brenda was the one person I lived and
breathed for. I
would have done anything for her. And knowing that she suffered kills me.
For me I need
to know. You would be doing us both a favor.
J-I will tell you if you answer me one thing.
S-What?
J-If I tell you what are you going to say to Brenda? All right. I will
tell you. (Jason
begins to tell him)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Chris looked at Brenda as she struggled to tell him about the past 2 years.
Starting with
what was suppose to be the most important day of her life.

B-See, I loved Sonny. He was the one true love of my life. We had been
through so
much together and then he asked me to marry him. I was so happy. I
finally knew that we
had made it and then he wanted to leave the mob so we could be together. I
couldn’t
believe that he would sacrafice that for me. Right then and there I knew
he loved me
more than I thought he did. You see, Sonny always protected me and kept me
safe....even
when we weren’t together. He could feel me in danger just like I could
with him. After
he left me at the alter.....it was raining and Sonny always left me
standing in the rain. I
believed in Sonny so much that I knew he would be there but he wasn’t. So
after that it
was hell for me. I had a hard time hating him even when that was what I
wanted to do.
All the memories came flooding back. Jason had people watch me even though
I told him
to stay the hell away from me. I think it was what Sonny wanted. One day
I had found
out that I was pregnant and I couldn’t believe that I was pregnant with
Sonny’s baby. It
was like a dream come true except that he wasn’t here to share it with me.
That was what
we always wanted.....to share a family. I wasn’t sure how I felt at first
but then I realized
that with this child I would always carry a piece of Sonny with me. After
I had been
pregnant for 5 months I got a call to meet Luke but when I got there it
wasn’t Luke.....it
was some guys I hadn’t seen before. They wanted to know where Sonny was
and I told
them what I knew. They didn’t believe me so.....(she starts to cry and
Chris tells her it’s
all right) they started hitting me hoping that they could beat it out of
me. They were
angry....yelling and hitting me and saying that this wasn’t the way it was
suppose to
happen that Sonny was suppose to watch his wife die in front of his eyes.
After they beat
me up so bad that I couldn’t see, I couldn’t move.....Chris, I thought I
was going to die
and I didn’t know what to do. Then after a few hours Jason and Luke showed
up and
they took me to the hospital and I......(she cries uncontrollably and Chris
just holds her)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

A look of terror passes over Sonny’s face as Jason continues to tell him
what had
happened to Brenda and how him leaving put her in more danger.

J-And after we brought her to the hospital she had lost the baby.
S-What? Oh my god what have I done?
J-Sonny, it’s not your fault. You thought leaving her would keep her safe.
You didn’t
know that they would go after her anyway. Neither did I. From then on I
made sure I
knew where she was every second.
S-This was all my fault. She lost our baby because I left her. Damn, we
should have
killed those guys right away and Brenda and I would be together now.
J-I’m sorry.
S-Why didn’t you tell me she was carrying my child?
J-I didn’t want to worry you and I knew you would come back if you knew. I
didn’t want
this child to cloud your decision.
S-That wasn’t up for you to decide.
J-She’s ok now Sonny. She’s happy. Please don’t go to her.
S-I need to be alone. I will talk to you later.
J-Sonny....
S-Just go. I need to think about what I need to do next.

Jason leaves and Sonny makes his way to the docks. To the place that him
and Brenda
always reconnected at. The words that Jason said to him flowed through his
mind. It
made him hurt after knowing that he couldn’t save her when that was why he
had left in
the first place......it was the only reason he had left.

He couldn’t believe that Brenda was pregnant with their child and that she
lost it because
of him. That was what they always wanted....they wanted kids and to love
them and give
them things that they never could. Could he make her ever understand?

S-(whispers) Can I go back to Kelly knowing that Brenda is the person I
love most in this
world? And if I end things with Kelly can I get Brenda back? Will she
ever let me in
again? Will she ever trust me again?

Sonny makes his way over to the bench and sits down slowly. The pain and
anger hits him
hard. It’s the worst thing he has ever felt. He doesn’t understand how he
couldn’t have
felt her pain when they were apart. They had alway been able to feel each
other’s pain
when they were apart. Sonny bursts into tears and cries uncontrollably.

S-I’m sorry, baby. I’m sorry.

He puts his face in his hands and sinks down on the bench as he continues
to cry for the
woman he loves and the baby he lost.
Chapter 13:

Brenda sits up as she pulls away from Chris. She wipes the tears away from
her eyes as he
touches her warm face.

C-I’m so sorry you went through all that. I promise not to let him near
you. I won’t ever
let him hurt you like that again.
B-No, it’s not like that. Sonny could never hurt me physically. He just
hurts me
emotionally and I can’t hide from that......not now.....not ever.
C-What are you saying Brenda? Don’t tell me you still love the guy.
B-Chris, sweetie. You know that I love you but yes I will always love Sonny.
C-Why? How could you after what he did to you.
B-I guess I shouldn’t have told you.
C-Why did you?
B-What? (stands up) God, how could I have been so wrong about you. You
always
wanted to know why I shut down on the mention of children, you always want
to know
about this other guy who tore me apart. So now.....finally I tell you and
you ask why?
C-It’s not that I didn’t want to know but I thought you never wanted to
talk about it.
Why now?
B-I don’t know. It just felt right. Look, I need to go see Brooke and
Lois. You stay here
and get some sleep.
C-Brenda.....
B-I’m fine.

Brenda gets up and leaves to go talk with the one person that could help
her understand
what to do. She was always so wise when it came to her best
friends......Brenda and
Sonny.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny wipes away his tears as he sits up on the bench. Things that Brenda
said to him
over the years flow through his mind.

Music starts to play in the background. "We Belong"


Twenty times I've tried to tell you
Twenty times I've cried alone
Always, I'm surprised how well you cut my feelings to the bone
Don't want to leave you, really I've invested too much time
To give you up that easy, to the doubts that complicate your mind

“ We’ve put each other through so much pain........ to
realize what I knew the first moment I looked in your eyes.
I love you, I’ve always loved you.” Brenda expressed.
We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words we're both falling under
Whatever we deny or embrace, for worse or for better,
We belong, we belong, we belong together.

“If I didn’t love you it wouldn’t hurt so much.”


Maybe it's a sign of weakness when I don't know what to say
Maybe I just wouldn't know what to do with my strength anyway
Have we become a habit? Do we distort the facts?
Now, there's no looking foward, now there's no turning back
When you say we belong to the light, we belong to the thunder,
We belong to the sound of the words we're both falling under
We belong to the sound of the words we're both falling under
Whatever we deny or embrace, for worse or for better,
We belong, we belong, we belong together.

“Are you asking me to marry you?.......You can’t
marry someone you can’t trust........Yes, I’ll marry
you and I’ll love you for the rest of my life.” Brenda
cried through her tears.


Close your eyes and try to sleep now
Close your eyes and try to dream
We can't begin to know it, how much you really care
I hear your voice inside me, I see your face everywhere
Still you say we belong to the light, we belong to the thunder,
We belong to the soundof the word's we're both falling under
Whatever we deny or embrace, for worse or for better,
We belong, we belong, we belong together.

“Sonny, I’m not going anywhere......I love you
forever.”

We belong to the light, we belong to the thunder,
We belong to the sound of the words we're both falling under
Whatever we deny or embrace, for worse or for better,
We Belong!!!!

Sonny stood up from the bench and whispered, “I have to go to
her......before it’s too
late.”

Sonny left in a hurry to find Brenda even if it meant she lived with Chris.
All he knew
what that he had to be near her.

Chapter 14:

Brenda pounded on Lois and Ned’s door. Lois comes running down the stairs
in her
nightshirt and boxers. She opens the door to find a shattered Brenda on
the other side.

Lo-Honey, what happend?
B-I’m sorry to bug you but I didn’t know where else to go...
Lo-Come in. You can “bug” me anytime. What happened?
B-Are you sure it’s all right? I ean you just brought Brooke home. No,
forget it...I ‘m
being selfish. (she turns to leave)
Lo-Sit down right now, girlfriend. You are not going anywhere till I know
what
happened. Besies, Brooke is sleeping and I want to help you if I can.
B-(smiles through her tears) You always do.

Brenda plops on the couch and Lois looks down at her. She knows there is
only one
person that could have her this rattled.

B-Oh, Lo....what do I do?
Lo-Sweetie, is this about Sonny?
B-Who else.

Lois sits next to Brenda and wipes away her tears. She looks at Brenda
knowing what she
has to tell her isn’t what she wants to hear.

B-I told Chris what happened.
Lo-Tonight you mean?
B-No that *one* night.
Lo-You did? What did he say?
B-He wasn’t nice about it that’s for sure. He asked if I still loved Sonny
and why I told
him.
Lo-I’m sorry.
B-You know, I thought Chris was *it* after Sonny left and now I don’t know.
Lo-You don’t want to hear what I have to say.
B-Yes, I do. Please, you always know what I should do when it comes to
Sonny.
Lo-All right, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny gets out of his limo and goes up to Brenda’s PH. He knocks and when
there is no
answer he just stands there. He wasn’t leaving until he talked to her. He
just had to see
her. Finally someone came to the door and neither one was pleased to see
the other.

C-What do you think you’re doing here?
S-I need to see Brenda.
C-She’s not here.
S-Yeah, right. Tell her I’m here.
C-Look, she’s not here and even if she was she wouldn’t want to see you.
Not after what
you’ve done.
S-(to himself, “Does he know, too?”) What do you know, anyway?
C-I know not to throw something away when it is in the palm of my hands.
S-Excuse me?
C-Brenda! Now leave or I will have you thrown out.
S-I will leave for now but I will be back.

Chris slams the door in his face. Sonny leans up against the wall outside
the door
wondering where Brenda could possibly be? Maybe Lois will know. I need to
go talk to
Lois.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Jason gets home and picks up the phone and calls Robin. Robin answers the
phone.

J-Were you sleeping?
R-Yeah. Jason, what is it?
J-I just left Sonny.
R-What happened?
J-He knows.
R-Knows what?
J-What do you think.
R-Oh my god. He knows. How?
J- I had to tell him. Lois had kind of said something and so had Brenda.
He knew
something was up and was furious at me for not protecting her.
R-But it wasn’t your fault. Brenda doesn’t even blame you.
J-I know. I still feel responsible.
R-Don’t. So, what did he say?
J-Not much. He just wanted to be alone.
R-Oh, he must be hurting so much. Maybe you should go look for him.
J-No. I think he needs to be alone. Do you think....well, do you think he
will go home to
Kelly or go find Brenda?
R-Knowing Sonny......he will probably go after her.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Lo-Bren, you need to tell him.
B-What? Why? Lois, I thought you were my best friend.
Lo-I am but he needs to know. He was breaking after you let a few things
slip.
B-That was a mistake. You should have seen him......he desperate for me to
understand
that he didn’t leave because he didn’t love me and that he left to protect
me. But do you
know how sick I am having him protect me without my consent?
Lo-I know.
B-I hate it! He’s destroying me.
Lo-Tell him. Put this terror to rest.....with him.
B-So, you’re telling me to tell him and that will make me let him go?
Lo-Of course not. Look, I know you are going to hate me for saying this
but I am going
to anyway. He loves you and you love him and I don’t think it’s over.
B-Oh, great, Lois. You don’t think Jason told him, do you?

Just then there was a knock at the door. Lois goes to answer it and before
she can say
anything Sonny walks in but doesn’t see Brenda right away.

S-Lois, I need to find Brenda do you know where she is?
Lo-Look better.
S-I’ve looked everywhere!
Lo-No, look.

Sonny turns around and there is Brenda standing up slowly. He looks at her
in a relieved
look but with a look of saddness. Brenda gets a little uncomfortable by
the way he is
looking at her.

B-What are you doing here?
S-I’ve been looking for you. I went to your PH.
B-Why? Don’t go there.
S-I needed to find you....talk to you.
B-We have nothing left to say. I’m leaving.

Lois steps in front of the door and shakes her head and says, “Oh no you
don’t. You two
are going to sit down here and talk for once in your life. And I don’t
want to hear that
either one of you ran out. Got it?”

S-Thanks.
B-Fine.
Lo-Good. Now, I’m going to bed. Nice for you to be home Sonny. Hope it’s
permantely. (lois walks up stairs)

S-I’m so sorry.
B-For what?
S-I know.
B-Oh my god.
S-Why didn’t you tell me?
B-You weren’t exactly here, were you. No....you left me on our wedding day
of all days
and once again.....in the rain.
S-I told you that wasn’t the way it was suppose to be. I swear.
B-Fine.
S-I can’t believe you were pregnant with my child.
B-I know and I lost it thanks to you. No, thanks to your life. Now, you
can take your
apologies and shove them down your throat. I don’t have any use for them.
S-I didn’t mean for it to be like this.
B-What?
S-Us. I thought that we would at least have love left.
B-You’ve got to be kidding.
S-I’ve never seen you so cold with me before.

Sonny tries to put his arms around her. And for a second she lets him.
She falls into his
arms and begins to cry. For the first time since he left she let it all
out in front of
someone. God, this is where she longed to be but she knew it that she
couldn’t risk him
leaving again.....he was seeing someone anyway. She quickly pulls away.

S-What?
B-You should go. Kelly will wonder where you are.
S-I....can we talk soon?
B-Why? Kelly wouldn’t like that?
S-Brenda, I don’t know what I am going to do about her but when I decide we
are going
to talk again. I still love you and I don’t know if I want to let you go
again. You think
about that. And I promise that this isn’t over by a long shot.

As he is about to leave he turns and looks at her and blows her a kiss.

S-I missed you.

Sonny shuts the door and Brenda whispers, “I missed you, too.”

Chapter 15:

Brenda sits back on the couch as Sonny shuts the door. She wipes away her
tears that
have fallen from her face. Lois heard the door shut and makes her way
downstairs. She
sees Brenda sitting on the couch. She can see the confusion in Brenda’s eyes.

Lo-(sits next to her) What happened, honey?
B-Oh, Lo....I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what’s right anymore.
Lo-I know. What is your heart telling you?
B-That I still want Sonny.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny called Kelly’s cell phone and got the room number at the PC hotel.
(where they are
staying) He gets there and knocks on the door. Kelly hugs him and they go
inside.

K-Is Brooke ok?
S-Yeah. She was dehydrated.
K-I’m glad that’s all it was. (silence for a few minutes) Where have you
been all this
time?
S-I talked to Jason and Lois.
K-I’m glad you got to talk to them before we go back.
S-(a million miles away) Huh? Oh, yeah.
K-Are you listening to me?
S-I’m sorry. I guess I’m a little tired.....a little distracted, I guess.
K-I see that. Do you want to talk about it?
S-Not right now.
K-Well, whenever your ready, sweetheart. So, when are we going back?
S-(walks away) I don’t know if I’m going back.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Robin lays awake after talking with Jason about Sonny. She wondered if he
really went to
Brenda that night and if so did he tell her that he knew? She wakes up
when there’s a
knock at her bedroom door.

R-Come in.
Mac-(sits on her bed) How is Brooke?
R-Oh, she’s just fine. They took her home.
Mac-That’s good.
R-Yeah. Sonny came back tonight.
Mac-Wow. To stay?
R-I don’t know.
Mac-Oh. Well, you get some sleep. I’ll see you in the morning.
R-Goodnight.
Mac-Goodnight.

Robin lays down to go to sleep. She dreams of how great it will be to be
back with Jason.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Kelly looked stunned at hearing that Sonny might not go back. Would they
really go their
seperate ways?

K-What?
S-I want to stay here.
K-I heard that. Why?
S-I miss everyone. Besides, I’m out now. Maybe Luke would let me go back
into
partnership with him.
K-Sonny.....
S-Move here with me. You can still run your business from here.
K-Are you sure?
S-Yes. Can we go to bed?
K-(kisses him) Ok.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Lo-I know you do and so does he.
B-No, you see....I may want him but I know it’s something that can never be.
Lo-Bren, do you really think you can cut him out of your heart....and your
life?
B-My heart.....never. I’m hoping with Chris in my life that Sonny will
stay away or go
back to where he came from.
Lo-You know that’s not possible. He still loves you.
B-That’s what he says.
Lo-Whoa, wait.....when did he tell you this?
B-At the hospital and her tonight.
Lo-And that doesn’t affect you?
B-Of course it does. But he has Kelly and I have Chris. That’s the way it
has to be.
Lo-For now.
B-(laughs) Your relentless, you know that?
Lo-What can I say? I want you both to be happy and I think you
could...together.
B-Goodnight. Oh....are we still on for dinner?
Lo-Me, you, Chris and Ned, right?
B-Yep.
Lo-Sure are.

Brenda leaves to go home to Chris. Lois whispers, “Oh, G*d Bren. I hope
you know
what your doing.” Lois goes back to bed.

Chapter 16:

~The next morning~

Sonny wakes up early. He had dreamt of him and Brenda, and what she had
gone through
alone. He gets up and goes to the window and opens up the shades and looks
out.

S-(to himself) “If I would’ve only known, Brenda. I would’ve been here.
How could I
have done this to you? All I ever wanted to do is protect you and that was
the last thing
that happened.”

Kelly woke up and reached out for Sonny, but he wasn’t next to her. When
she can’t feel
him she looks up and sees him standing at the window. She looks at him
wondering what
he could be thinking about. Kelly then gets up and puts on her robe and
walks over to
him. She slides her arms around his waiste and then leans her head against
his back.

K-Hmm....what are you thinking about?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Chris sat up in bed next to Brenda before he left for work. Brenda wakes
up and finds
Chris staring at her.

B-What? Why are you looking at me like that?
C-I’m just glad you came back. I love you.
B-Of course I came back. I love you, too. (she leans in and gives him a
kiss)
C-I’m sorry about last night.
B-It’s ok. Lois gave me a lot to think about.

**FLASHBACK**

Lo-”Bren, do you really think you can cut him out of your heart...and your
life?”
Lo-”He still loves you.”

**REALITY**

C-Brenda?
B-Yeah. Sorry.
C-Where were you just now?
B-Nowhere. So, we’re still on for dinner with Lois and Ned, right?
C-Sure. I’ll be home from work around 6. I have to get going. I’ll see
you later. (kisses
her)

Brenda gets up and goes to shower. She was meeting Mike at Luke’s that
morning.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Robin is working at the Outback for Mac till she finds a job. She walks in
and finds Mac
behind the bar.

Mac-Your up early.
R-I thought I could get some extra hours. Is that ok?
Mac-Sure.
R-Has Jason been in yet?
Mac-No. Why?
R-Well, we’re kind of back together.
Mac-Really?
R-Yeah. I missed him.
Mac-I know and if that’s what you want then I’m happy for you.
R-Thanks. I’m going to go change for work.
Mac-Ok.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny feels Kelly’s grip tightening around him. He knew he couldn’t tell
her that he was
thinking and dreaming about another woman....who happens to be the woman he
still
loves.

S-Nothing. But, sweetie, I have to go talk to Luke. So, I’m going to go
take a shower.
K-All right.
S-Are you going to call your office?
K-Yeah.
S-Ok. Let’s go have dinner at Luke’s tonight. I want you to meet him.
K-All right.

Sonny goes to take a shower before heading over to Luke’s.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Lois walks into Brooke’s room and sits on her bed. She just watches her
little girl sleep.
Just watching her sleep was a gift that she was thankful for. Ned stands
in the doorway
and watches them both.

N-(whispers) What are you doing?
Lo-(ned goes and stands by her) Watching her sleep. I wasn’t sure if I
could again.
N-She’s fine.
Lo-I know.
N-I’m so glad my family is together and safe. I love you both.
Lo-And we love you.

Lois and Ned decide to go make Brooke breakfast.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny walks in the door to the club and sees Luke behind the bar. Luke is
shocked to see
who is standing before him.

S-Hey, man!
L-Corinthos, what are you doing here?

Chapter 17:

Sonny walks next to Luke at the bar. “Well, what kind of welcome is that?”
Luke sits
next to him and replies, “Sorry, man. I just never thought that I would
see you again,”

Sonny looks at Luke understanding where he is coming from. “I know. I’m
sorry about
all that.” Luke nods, “About what? The way you left Brenda or the way you
left your
family and friends?” Sonny knows that Luke isn’t too happy about the way
he left either
or about how he left Brenda but could he know what happened to Brenda?
“You know
about Brenda?” “Brenda doesn’t know that I do but Jason had to tell me so
we could
keep her safe. So, yeah....I knew.”

Sonny can’t believe that he is the only one that didn’t know about how much
pain and
suffering Brenda went through and how she went through it alone. “You
know, I wish I
could take it back. I wish she would have never had to go through so much
pain.”

Luke can see that Sonny realizes that he didn’t make the best decision so
he tries to
reassure him. “I know. She will come around. Give her time. So, how
long are you here
for?”

Sonny replies, “For good. Actually, I was wondering if you needed a
partner?” Luke
shrugs and responds, “Why? You want back in?” Sonny flashes those dimples
and nods.
“What do you say?” Luke smiles back and smiles, “You know I would.” Luke
holds out
his hand and they shake. “Welcome back, partner.” “It’s good to be back.”

Luke takes a puff of his cigar and then asks, “So, are you coming tonight
for dinner?”
Sonny shifts in his seat and says, “Yeah. I want you to meet Kelly.”

Luke is shocked by what he just said. He can’t believe Sonny is with
someone new.
“Kelly?”

Sonny notices how shocked Luke is. “Yeah. She is the woman in my life and
she is
moving here with me.” Luke isn’t quite sure what to say. He wonders if
he should say
anything about Brenda? “And what about Brenda?”

Sonny doesn’t really feel like talking about Brenda so he tries to avoid
the question.
“What about her? She doesn’t want me....she’s with Chris anyway.” Luke
questions that
statement, “Is that what she told you?” Trying not to let his gaurd down
Sonny replies,
“Yeah. Isn’t it true?”

Luke takes a deep breath before saying what he knows is none of his
business but decides
to say it anyway. “Sonny, you were Brenda’s life. She says you were the
love of her life
and I believe it’s true. She will never love anyone the way she loved you.
I also have a
feeling that this new lovely lady in your life won’t stand a chance to be
loved the way you
loved Brenda. Am I right?” Sonny was shocked that Luke was saying this.
Luke usually
didn’t try this on him. “I could never love anyone like that. I loved
Brenda more than life
and I still love her.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Mike comes down the stairs and heads straight for the bar. He stops dead
in his tracks
when he sees Sonny.....his son sitting with Luke at the bar. He couldn’t
believe that after
these past few years with no contact that he was here. Mike speaks,
“Michael?” Sonny
stands up and walks over to his old man. “Hey, pops.”

Mike walks closer to him and they hug. Mike sits next to him. “When did
you get back?”
Sonny answers, “Yesterday when Brooke was in the hospital. I’m here to
stay and I am
going to be partners with Luke again.” Mike smiles. “I’m glad. Have you
seen Brenda?”

Brenda walks into the club and stops when she realizes that it’s Sonny
sitting with Luke
and Mike.

Mike turns towards Brenda and smiles. “Brenda, I’m glad your here.”
Before Brenda can
answer Sonny turns and looks at her. She finally responds, “What is he
doing here?”

Luke thinks they need a few minutes so he speaks up. “Mike, I need you in
the back for a
few minutes.” Mike nods and tells Brenda that he will be right back.
Brenda whispers,
“Ok.”

Mike and Luke leave to go in the back leaving Sonny and Brenda alone together.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda looks at Sonny and can’t help but want to rush over to him and kiss
him hard and
passionately like they use to do. She also feels that it’s impossible for
them to be like that.
It takes everything in her to stand her ground.

Sonny looks at her and is mesmorized by her beauty. He feels like he
should only be
loving and wanting Kelly, but it’s not. He wants Brenda more than he ever
has. He
doesn’t know how much longer he can keep this up.

Sonny gets up and walks over to her slowly. The closer he gets to her the
more she feels
like she can’t breath.

Sonny stands in front of her and smiles. “You look great.” Brenda does
everything she
can to avoid answering back. “What are you doing here?” Sonny can see she
isn’t about
to budge. “I came to see Luke.” Brenda takes a step back. “I thought you
and Kelly
would’ve left by now.” Sonny smiles back. “No, we’re staying.”

Brenda takes two more steps back and he takes two more forward. She can’t
believe that
he is staying. What did he think he was doing? “Your what?”

Sonny replies, “That’s right. I am going to be partners with Luke again.”
Brenda
whispers, “Oh.” Sonny looks deep into her eyes and whispers, “I’ve been
thinking about
you.” Brenda gets back her agressive edge, “Well don’t.” Sonny is trying
to break
through but he can’t seem to get anywhere. “I still love you.”

Brenda starts to pace the room and starts yelling. “How *dare* you say
that! *Kellly* is
living here with you. You can no longer love me. There is no chance for
us. You lost
that when you left me!”

Mike and Luke come running out after they hear Brenda screaming. Mike
walks over to
Brenda. “Brenda, let’s go for a walk.” Sonny ignore Mike and says,
“Brenda, we need to
talk.”

Brenda looks at him and yells, “You go to hell!” Brenda then turns and
leaves with Mike.

Chapter 18:

Jason walks into the Outback and Robin smiles when she sees him. He walks
over to her.

“What are you doing here? Robin asks.

“I came to see you. That’s ok, isn’t it?”

“Of course. I’m glad you came by.” She says as she gives him a kiss.

“I missed you last night.”

“I missed you, too. It’s good to be back.”

“I’m glad to have you back.”

“Do you work tonight?”

“No.”

“How about dinner at Luke’s tonight?”

“I would love that.”

“Good. 7:00 p.m.?”

“Sounds great. I’ll pick you up. I better go, so I’ll see you later.”

“Ok.”

Jason leaves and heads to the docks for a meeting.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ned and Lois decide to spend the day as a family. Ned gets Brooke ready
while Lois
cooks breakfast. Ned comes down the stairs with his little girl.

“Is my little girl hungary?” Lois asks.

“Uh-hh.” Brooke mutters.

“Did I dress her ok?” Ned wonders.

Lois looks at Brooke who is wearing purple stretch pants and a purple baby
doll tee that
matches the pants. She has a purple head band on.

“She looks great.” Lois says as she smiles back at Ned.

“So do you by the way.”

“Thanks.” She kisses him.

They all sit down as a family and eat breakfast.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Luke walks over to Sonny, who is watching the door after Brenda walks out.

“Come and sit down with me.” Luke says. “What just happened?”

“She gets angry with me when I tell her I still love her.”

“Do you blame her? Besides, what would Kelly think of her boyfriend
telling his *ex* that
he still loves her?”

“I don’t know. But when I’m around Brenda....I just can’t help it.”

“Ok. Then if that’s really how you feel then why are you with Kelly?”

“Kelly got me to love again. When I left Brenda to protect her I didn’t
think I would love
again...not that much anyway.”

“And you didn’t.”

“Well, maybe not nearly as much. With Brenda....it didn’t take time. It
took me time to
tell her I loved her, but the other part came so quickly. I knew almost
right away that she
was the one. But what good would it do to end things with Kelly. Brenda
is with Chris.”
“Fight for her then.”

“What’s the use?”

“I can tell you still love her as much as ever and it’s obvious she does too.”

“I don’t know. I think I owe it to Kelly.”

“I’m not trying to tell you what to do, man. I’m just telling you what I
see.”

“I guess I need some time to think about it.”

“I understand and I know you will do the right thing.”

Sonny just looks at Luke, but doesn’t respond.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Mike and Brenda approach the docks and sit on the bench.

“Are you ok?” Mike asks.

“Not really. It’s hard seeing him.”

“I’m sure. What does Chris say?”

“Not much. There something I need to tell you.”

“All right.”

Brenda goes on and tells him the story about what happend when she had lost
the baby.
He knew she had lost the baby, but she never told him how. Mike looks at
Brenda and a
tear falls from his face when she finishes telling him.

“Why didn’t you tell me?” He aks.

“I didn’t want it to get back to Sonny.”

“What about Jason?”

“He promised not to say anything. Sonny didn’t know until last night.”

“How did he react?”

“Apologized left and right. He wants me to understand that he left me to
protect me.”

“What do you think?”

“I don’t know. Chris makes me happy, but whenever I am in the same room as
Sonny I
still want him. I don’t know how long I can resist him and the connection
we have.”


Chapter 19:

Mike gives Brenda a hug so she knows he will stand by her.

“Mike what am I going to do?”

“What do you want to do?”

“I don’t know. He’s with Kelly and she’s moving in here with him.”

“Fight for him and let Chris go.”

“I will need some time to think about what’s right. I need to stay away
from Sonny until I
make my decision. If I don’t.....I don’t know what will happen next. I
better go. Thanks
for coming for a walk with me.”

Mike and Brenda walk back to the club. Brenda leaves and mike walks back
inside.
Sonny turns around when Mike walks in.

“Is she ok?” Sonny asks. Mike walks over to Sonny and sits next to him.

“I have to ask you something.” Mike says.

“Ok.”

“Do you want her back?”

“No, but I have a feeling...nevermind.”

“I don’t know what to do. Can I ask *you* something?” Sonny asks.

“Sure.”

“Would it be worth fighting for Brenda?”

“What kind of question is that?”

“Would she take me back?”

“I can’t answer that, but in my opinion I think she would. I will say this
much...she needs
to know you want her back.” Mike says.

“Thanks.”

Sonny tells Luke and Mike he will see them later tonight.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Jason goes to the docks and there is a guy meeting him there.

“Charlie?” Jason whispers.

“Yes.”

“Did you tell your boss what my men told you to tell them?”

“About the drugs staying out of PC?”

“Yes.”

“Yeah, I did. He said he will and he said taht your guys can’t run
anything in NY.”

“Fine.”

They agree and they part their seperate ways.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny walks in and finds a suitcase, Kelly’s jacket and her purse waiting
by the door. She
is sitting on the couch when Sonny walks through the door.

“What is all of this?” He says as he sits next to her.

“We can’t do this.”

“Do what?” Sonny whispers.

“Pretend to be happy. Sonny, I knew the minute you saw her she was the one
you wanted
to be with.”

“Saw who? Who are you talking about?”

“Brenda.”

“No, I.....”

“Stop lying to yourself and to me. Just stop....look, I know you better
than you think.”

“I’m sorry. The last thing I wanted to do is hurt you. I really didn’t
think this would
happen.”

“I know you didn’t. Remember we were both in the same situation and I
would’ve
probably done the same thing.”

“I will never forget the way you got me to love again.”

“You did the same for me.”

“Why are you doing this?” Sonny asks.

“Because it’s the right thing to do. I don’t want to be second choice when
we’re here
and if we stayed....I would be. We both deserve better.”

“I know you do.”

“So do you. So do the right thing and get back the woman who has your
heart.” Kelly
says. Sonny starts to cry and so does she. “Now, you be happy with her
and make it
work. Do it right this time.”

“Thank you.”

“You would’ve done the same.”

“I don’t know about that.”

“I do. I will always love you, but this is the right thing. I’m a better
person and I’ll
always be grateful for having you in my life.”

“I feel the same.”

“She’s the one for you. I could see it the moment she saw you.”

“She might not want me back.” Sonny whispers.

“She will. Make her see how much you love her and why you did what you did.”

“I’lll never forget you.”

“I won’t either.” Kelly mutters. She kisses him and then she stands up.
“Goodbye,
Sonny.”

“Goodbye, Kelly.”

Kelly picks up her bags and heads to the airport for PR. She leaves Sonny
so he can be
truely happy. She believes this is the best for everyone.

Chapter 20:

~Later that night around 6:30 p.m.~

Brenda is upstairs getting ready when Chris walks in the door. He calls
for her and she
tells him she’s upstairs. He walks into their bedroom.

Brenda is wearing a long solid red dress with speghetti straps. Her hair
is up in a french
twist.

“Wow....you look gorgeous.” Chris says with a bright smile.

“Thanks. Are you going to be ready in a half hour?”

“Yeah. Just let me change.”

“Ok. I’m going to go downstairs and call Lois.”

“All right. Are we picking them up?”

“Yeah.” Brenda says.

Chris goes into the bathroom to get changed and Brenda goes downstairs to
call Lois.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Lois’ phone rings and she picks it up.

“Hello.” Lois answers.

“Hey, it’s me. Are you guys going to be ready in a half hour?”

“Yeah. Just waiting for Ned.”

“He let you get ready first, huh?”

“Yeah. He was playing with Brooke.”

“Ok. Chris is almost ready.”

“Emily should be here soon.”

“Cool. Is Lucky coming with her?”

“Yeah. Aren’t they just the cutest?”

“The cutest. We’ll be over soon.” Brenda says.

“See you soon.”

Lois hangs up the phone and there is a knock at the door.

“Hey, you two.” Lois says as she let’s Emily and Lucky in and then shuts
the door.
“Thank you for doing this.”

“No problem. Lucky loves Brooke and so do I.”

“Yeah. We’re happy to do it.”

“Thanks. Let’s go find Brooke.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny puts on a striped black suite. He walks downstairs and walks over to
the window.

*FLASHBACK*

L-”Sonny, you were Brenda’s life. She says you were the love of her life
and I believe it’s true. She will never love anyone the way she
loved
you.”

*REALITY*

Sonny moves away from the window. He grabs the keys to his jag and leaves
for the club.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda stands by the window and thinks about what Lois said to her the
other day:

*FLASHBACK*

Lo-”Bren, do you really think you can cut him out of your life....and your
heart?”
Lo-”I want you both to be happy and I think you could....together.”

*REALITY*

Chris comes down the stairs wearing a navy suite.

“Brenda, you ready?” Chris asks.

Brenda pulls away from the window. “Yes. Let’s go.”

Brenda and Chris leave to go pick up Lois and Ned.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brooke is playing in her room when Emily and Lucky walk in. Brooke runs
over and
gives them both a hug.

“Are you going to play with me?” Brooke asks with excitement.

“We sure are.” Emily says with a smile.

“Goodie!” Brooke says.

The doorbell rings downstairs and Ned answers it.

“Ready?” Brenda aks.

“Yeah.” He yells for Lois. “They’re here. Let’s go!”

Lois tells Emily they will be at Luke’s. She leaves Ned’s cell phone
number and gives
Brooke a hug and tells her to be good. Lois heads downstairs and they
leave for Luke’s.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny walks into Luke’s and goes over to talk with Luke.

“Hey, partner.” Luke says.

“Hey. It’s crowded already.”

“Sure is.”

“Thanks for letting me back in.”

“I am glad to.”

“Laura coming tonight?”

“Later I think.”

“Good. It will be nice to see her again.”

“Where is Kelly? I thought she was coming with you tonight.”

“No. We went our seperate ways tonight.....”

Chapter 21:

Sonny takes a seat at the bar and Luke sits next to him.

“I didn’t think it would happen so soon. Do you want to talk about it?”
Luke asks.

“There is nothing to talk about. Kelly ended it.”

“What?” Luke says shockingly.

“Yeah. She was waiting for me when I got home. She said she knew that I
needed to be
with Brenda. I guess she knew all along.”

“Sometimes they know when something isn’t right.”

“Yeah, I guess.”

“So, what are you going to do about Brenda now?”

“I’m not sure. There is still a big part of me that wants her back.”

“So? What’s the problem?”

“We’ll see, Luke.” Sonny mutters.

In walks Brenda and Chris, Ned and Lois.

“Well, partner....now’s your chance. Turn around.” Luke says.

Sonny turns around and sees Brenda. He just kept staring at her...he
couldn’t help it. He
knew she was doing the best to avoid eye contact with him. He believed
that if they made
contact then it would change things.

Brenda and Chris, Ned and Lois take a seat. They all order a drink and
some food.

“Chris, how is work coming along?” Ned asks.

“Good. And you?”

“Can’t complain.”

They all talk small talk for a little while.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny gives a server a note to hand to Brenda. He watches Brenda as it is
given to her.

Brenda opens it up and it reads:
This song is from me to you

Brenda knows it’s from Sonny, so she turns around and looks at him. He
smiles back at
her.

“Brenda, who was that note from? Chris asks.

“Just a note from Lucy.” Brenda lies.

“Do you have to go?” Lois asks.

“Not yet.” Brenda says.

Music starts to play and Brenda starts to feel uneasy as Chris inches
closer to her and
wraps his arms around her shoulders.

“How do I live” Leanne Rymes

How do I get through one night without you
If I had to live without you
What kind of life would that be
Oh, I need you in my arms, need you to hold
Your my world, my heart, my soul
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything good in my life

Brenda turns her head slightly back so she can get a glimpse of Sonny. She
can feel him
watching her. She can still feel t he connection between them and knows
it’s still very
strong.

Chorus:
And tell me now
How do I live
I want to know
How do I breath without you
If you ever go
How do I ever
Ever survive
How do I
How do I
Oh, how do I live

Sonny continues to watch every move she makes. He starts to think that maybe
everybody is right and he should fight for her again.

Without you there would be no sun in my skies
There would be no love in my life
There would be no world left for me
And I.....
Oh, baby I don’t know What I would do
I would be lost if I lost you
If you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything real in my life

Chorus:
And tell me now
How do I live
I want to know
How do I breath without you
If you ever go
How do I ever
Ever survive
How do I
How do I
Oh, how do I live
Please tell me, baby

The longer Sonny watches her the more he realizes that he still wants her
so much. He
wants to hold her tight. More than anything he just misses being with her.

How do I go on if you ever leave
Baby, you would take away everything in me
Baby, don’t you know that you’re everything good in my life

Chorus:
And tell me now
How do I live
I want to know
How do I breath without you
If you ever go
How do I ever
Ever survive
How do I
How do I
Oh, how do I live

How do I live without you
How do I live without you, baby
How do I live
How do I
How do I live

The song fades out and Brenda stiffens up. She feels like she can’t breath.

Brenda thinks to herself, “What is wrong with me? I’m sitting next to a
man who loves
me and all I can think about is how much I want the man you left me. How
much I want
his hands on my body.”

Brenda can’t take it anymore. She excuses herself and rushes out the door.
Chris stands
up.

Lois stops him and says, “No. Just leave her be.”

Sonny watches her walk out the door. Luke taps him on the shoulder and
whispers, “Go
after her. Now is your chance.”

Sonny quietly gets up and goes after Brenda.

Chapter 22:

Jason knocks on Robin’s door. She let’s him in.

“Hi. Sorry I got home so late. Do you still want to go?” Robin asks.

“Sure. All I care about is seeing you tonight.”

“You look nice.” Robin says with a smile.

“Thanks. You look beautiful.” He says as he gives her a light kiss.

“Thanks. Ready to go?”

“Yeah.” Jason says and they leave for Luke’s.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Chris looks at Lois hoping to get some answers. He isn’t sure if Brenda is
hurting because
of him or Sonny.

“Do you know what’s going on, Lois?” Chris asks.

“I’ll be back.” Ned whispers.

Ned leaves and Lois whispers, “Yeah, I do.”

“Can you help me? I need to know why she still loves Sonny and if I am
doing something
wrong.” Chris pleads.

“Chris, it’s not you. You could do everything to make her happy and this
would still be
going on.” Lois answers.

“Why?”

“Because they still have each other’s hearts. No matter how much they try
to let each
other go....they just can’t.”

“What are you telling me?” Chris asks.

“Chris, I think your a great guy, but I just don’t think Bren’s the one for
you.”

“Why? Because of Sonny?”

“Unfortunately....yeah, it’s because of Sonny.”

“So, you think I should just let her go.”

“I’m sorry, sweetie...but yes.”

“I have to go. Tell Brenda I will be at home. I need to think.” Chris
says and then storms
out of Luke’s.

Ned sees Chris leave as he heads back to the table. He looks at Lois and
says, “Is he ok?”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda runs as fast as she can away from the club. When she can’t run any
farther she
finds herself at the docks.....where everything started with her and Sonny.
She goes and
sits on the bench.

All the memories come flowing back to her. This time she couldn’t stop
them. She
remembered the first time she met him here at the docks. How he smiled at
her and she
gave him an attitude. She remembered the first time he kissed her. She
had never felt
anything like it. Her relationship with Sonny was so strong and intense.

Tears flow down Brenda’s face. When she looks up Sonny is standing before
her.

“What are you doing here?” Brenda demands.

“We need to talk.”

She gets up and wipes her tears. She walks away from him, but turns back
and looks at
him.

“I don’t think there’s anything left to say.”

“Your wrong.” Sonny says.

“What? I really don’t want to hear why you walked out on our future. All
I know is the
way I felt.”

“I felt the same. It took everything in me to leave. I knew I just
couldn’t live with myself
if I lost you.”

“Just go back to Kelly.”

“I can’t. We ended our relationship and she went back to PR.”

“I hope she didn’t leave because.....”

“She left because she knew I still wanted you and to be with you. She knew
that with you
around I couldn’t love her the way I should.”

“Why not?” Brenda says.

“Because I have never loved anyone the way I love you and I know I never
will.”

“Please don’t.” Brenda whispers.

“What? Tell the truth?” Sonny mutters.

Brenda paces the docks so he doesn’t get too close to her.

“I’m with Chris now.”

“But it’s not where you want to be. I can see it in your eyes. I can feel
you still wanting
me.”

“No, your wrong!”

Sonny walks over to her and touches her chin. He makes her look him in the
eyes. She
freezes with his touch.

“Tell me you don’t still love me.” Sonny demands.

Brenda pulls away from him and yells, “Ok! I still love you! I still
want to be near you,
have you kiss and hold me! Is that what you wanted to hear? IS IT!?”

Chapter 23:

Brenda stops after she realizes what has just come out of her mouth. But
there was no
turning back now. She looks at Sonny, who is staring at her.

“I should’ve never said that.” She whispers.

“Why? Don’t you think we could use some truth between us?”

“Sonny, why can’t you just let this go?”

“Isn’t it obvious? I love you and now that my life is safe for you I want
you back.”

Brenda starts laughing and begins to pace around by the bench on the docks.

“Oh, I see. We are together when it works for you, is that it?” She mutters.

“No! When it’s safe for you. Just give me another chance.”

“I don’t know if that’s possible.” Brenda whispers.

“I know it is. We still love each other.”

Sonny walks over to her and places his hand on her cheek. She closes her
eyes with the
sensation of his touch. When she opens her eyes his face is so close to
hers that she can
feel his breath.

Sonny takes a step closer and brings her face in for a deep and passionate
kiss. Their kiss
seems to last for hours. Brenda finally pulls away. Both are breathless.
Brenda tries to
back away, but he pulls her back towards him.

“Brenda, please. I’ll do anything.” He pleads.

“This isn’t right.”

“Yes, it is. Just give me another chance and I’ll show you.”

“I need time.” Brenda whispers.

“Ok. Whatever you want.”

Brenda steps back a little to get her composure.

“Sonny, I’m going to go away so I can think. Think about what I really
want and what’s
best for me. Don’t call me or come find me.” Brenda demands.

“How long?” Sonny asks.

“As long as it takes.”

“All right. Whatever you want.”

“I’ll call you when I decide.” She says.

Brenda starts to walk away and Sonny grabs her arm and pulls her in for a
kiss full of
hunger and passion.

“Don’t forget what’s waiting for you.” Sonny whispers.

Brenda’s face gets all teary eyed and she leaves the docks.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Lois doesn’t say anything for a little while after Ned’s question. She
didn’t know what to
tell him because she didn’t know herself.

“You know, I have no idea who’s going to end up getting hurt here.” Lois
mutters.

“You really think Sonny has a chance?”

“Honestly? Yeah, I do.”

“Well, than I feel bad for Chris.”

“Me too. Can we go home?” She aks.

“Let’s go.”

Ned and Lois say goodnight to Luke and Laura. And one by one people start
leaving.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Jason and Robin walk inside the club to find it almost empty. They see
Luke and walk
over to him.

“Luke, what’s up? Why is the club so empty?” Jason asks.

“You missed the big show.”

“What happened?” Robin aks.

“Sonny had someone play a song for Brenda and she ran out. Sonny ran out
after her.
Brenda left Chris with Lois and Ned.” Luke says.

“Wow. I wonder if he got through to her.”

“They all look at the door and in walks Sonny.

“Apparently not.” Luke whispers.

“Sonny walks in and goes and sits by Luke, Jason and Robin at the bar.

“Can I have a shot of scotch.” Sonny mutters.

“Sure, partner.” Luke says as he pours him a drink.

Sonny downs the scotch.

“Do you want to talk about it, partner?” Luke asks.

“Not really. She says she needs time and I’m going to give her time.”

“ I hope it works out, man.” Luke says.

“Thanks.” Sonny whispers.

“Sonny, why don’t you come with me outside to talk.” Robin says.

“All right.” Sonny mutters.

Robin tells Jason she’ll be back. Robin and Sonny find a quiet place to
talk outside.

Robin looks at Sonny and smiles.

“Talk to me. I know it’s about Brenda. What happened with her? What did
she say to
you for you to have that look of hurt in your eyes?” Robin aks.

Chapter 24:

Sonny looks at Robin knowing that even though he hurt her when he left that
she
understood that he was hurting.

“Robin, I just miss her. I miss her so much it hurts.” Sonny expresses.

“I know you do. What happened tonight?”

“She ran out of Luke’s and I went after her. I tried so hard to get her to
just give me
another chance. After getting her angry she told me she still wanted me
and that she still
loved me.”

“She loves you. You’ve always known that. What happened next?”

“She said she needed time. She was going away to think and didn’t want me
to find her.”

“Sonny, I think after her doing some real thinking she will realize that
you two belong
togeher. What about Kelly?”

“She left. She knew I wanted to be with Brenda.”

“See...if she can see it, so will Brenda. I know Brenda and I know she
won’t love anyone
the way she loves you. Just give her some time.”

“Thanks for everything. I’m glad to be back. I missed you. Look, can you
tell Luke that
I’ll see him tomorrow. I need to go home.” Sonny says.

“Ok. I love you.”

“I love you too, sweetie.” Sonny whispers.

Sonny gives Robin a hug and goes home. Robin goes back into the club with
Jason.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda races back to her PH where she knew she had to confront Chris. She
walks in the
door and finds Chris sitting on the couch.

“Hi. We need to talk.” She whispers.

“Yeah, your right.”

“Brenda sits next to him. She can see the hurt in his eyes.

“The last thing I ever meant to do was hurt you. I love you.” She says.

“But you just don’t love me as much as him.”

“It’s just different.”

“I guess I really didn’t stand a chance.” He whispers.

“I’m not sure what’s right for me, Chris. That’s why I’m going away for a
few weeks
until I figure it out.”

“Will I know where you are?”

“No. I don’t know if I want anyone to know. Probably just Lois because
of L&B. So if
you need me contact her.”

“Ok. Just remember that I love you.” He mutters.

A few tears roll down Brenda’s face and she gives him a kiss. After they
pull apart
Brenda whispers, “I love you.” She gets up and leaves for Lois and Ned’s.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Robin and Jason finish their meal at Luke’s.

“I’m sorry we couldn’t spend the whole night together, but Sonny needed me.
He was
hurting.” Robin says.

“Don’t worry about it. He needed you and you being the great friend that
you are were
there for him.”

“I just hope the hurt between them ends soon.” She whispers.

“It did for us.” Jason says with a smile.

Robin and Jason talk for a little while longer and then they leave.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ned and Lois check on their daughter before getting ready for bed. They
both walk inot
their bedroom. Lois walks over and looks out the window. Ned walks over
to her and
wraps his arms around her waist.

“Talk to me. What are you thinking about?” Ned whispers.

“I just want Bren to be happy for a change. I mean.....really happy, you
know?”

“Yeah, I know. Maybe she can be. But only time will tell, right?”

“Yeah.” Lois whispers.

There is a knock at the door.

“I’ll get it. Maybe it’s Brenda.” Lois says.

Lois runs down the stairs and opens the door to find Brenda standing in
front of her.

“Bren, I’m so glad to see you. Are you all right?” Lois asks.

“There’s something I need to tell you.” Brenda replies.

Lois let’s Brenda in and they go sit on the couch.

“Me and Sonny talked and I finally admitted that I still love him. Then
he....he kissed me.”
Brenda says with a smile.

“Oh, Bren. What are you going to do?”

“Go away for a bit. I’m going to Julia’s house in Malibu. I’ll call you
in a few days. I
just need to think things through. Reallly think.”

“Are you sure this is the best thing? What about Chris?”

“I talked to him. So did you, didn’t you?” Brenda grins.

“A little.”

“Thanks. Look, I really need to do this. I need to stop hurting people
and I need to figure
out what I really want.” Brenda says.

“I really do understand. I love you.”

“I love you, too.” Brenda whispers.

Brenda and Lois hug before Brenda leaves. Brenda smiles at her and then
walks out the
door.

“Come home soon, Bren.” Lois whispers.

Chapter 25:

~2 days later~

Brenda walks around the beach as she thinks of good times with Sonny and
Chris. She
loved them both.....but different. All she needed to figure out was which
one was teh right
one to be with. She thinks about the sweetness she has with Chris and the
intensity she
had with Sonny.

*FLASHBACK*

Brenda has just come home from a tour and Chris has come home from
a long day at work.

B-What’s this?
C-For you. I missed you while you were away. I just wanted you to know
how much I love you.

Brenda and Chris share a soft tender kiss.

*REALITY*

Brenda whispers, “Are you the one for me or is Sonny?”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny walks into the club. He looks as if he hasn’t slept in days. He
walks in the back
office to where Luke is. Luke seems him and tells the person he is on the
phone with that
he will call them back.

“Was that Laura?” Sonny asks.

“Yeah.”

“You didn’t have to let her go because I came in.”

“Sit down, Corinthos.” Sonny sits in a chair in front of the desk. “You
look like you have
slept in months.”

“I’m fine.”

“Have you heard from her?” Luke asks.

“No. I miss her. More than I ever thought possible, you know.”

“Women can do that to you.”

“G*d, it’s like I’m afraid to sleep. I’m afraid that if I close my eyes
I’ll forget what she
looks like or smells like.”

“She’ll always be with you no matter what, man. Just look at how many
twists and turns
me and Laura have gone through. We’re still standing.”

“If only we could be that lucky.”

“Just don’t give up.” Luke says.

“I’m trying, but I just feel so empty inside. Look, I’m going to go do the
books.”

“All right. Take care, man.”

Sonny nods and then heads to teh front of the club.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Robin stops by the gatehouse to see Lois. Lois let’s her in.

“Hey, it’s good to see you.” Lois says.

“You, too. I was wondering if you had heard from Brenda?” Robin asks.

“ Yeah. The other day.”

“Did she say anything?”

“Not much. Just talked about L&B a little. I’m worried about her,
though.” Lois
expresses.

“Yeah, me too. And after seeing Sonny....”

“You saw Sonny?” Lois asks.

“He’s miserable. Him not hearing from her is tearing him apart. I don’t
think he’s hardly
slept.”

“Thanks for letting me know. By the way...how are you and Jason?”

“We’re good. I don’t think things have been this good in a long time.”
Robin says with a
smile.

“I’m glad. You deserve it. How about you, me, Ned and Jason go to dinner
soon?” Lois
asks.

“I would love that.” Robin replies.

Robin tells Lois she has to go and they give each other a hug.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda continues to walk further down the beach as memories continue to
flow. Most of
them memories that are coming to her are ones of her and Sonny.

*FLASHBACK*

She remembers the night they spend in the Quartermaine boat house.

S-All these other guys want you as much as I want you.........
B-(moves near him) Oh, baby, don’ t you know that it doesn’t matter what
any other guy thinks or wants. I’m your. I’m all yours. (their
foreheads meet)

They share some explosive kisses.

*REALITY*

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny tries to work on the books, but can’t get his mind off of Brenda. He
can’t help but
think of all the good times they shared and wondered if they would ever
share good times
again. He wonders if he will be able to hold her in his arms again or if
he’ll be able to have
her soft skin close to his. There were so many things that he wanted to
say to her. He
just hoped he would get the chance.

“Brenda, baby...please give me another chance. All I want is one more
chance to show
you that things can be good again.” Sonny whispers.

Chapter 26:

~1 1/2 weeks later~

Jason knocks on Robin’s door. She gives him a kiss and let’s him in.

“Can I do anything for you?” Jason asks.

“Why do you say that?”

“I know your worried about Sonny and Brenda.”

“I just know they love each other. I think people in love should be
together.” She says.

“I know.” Jason replies.

“Can you just hold me?” Robin asks.

Jason takes her in his arms and holds her close. He knows he can’t say
anything to help
her. He knows that only Sonny and Brenda can do that.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

After two weeks of sole searching Brenda has finally figured who she wants
to be with.
Who really has her heart. The only man she really loved.

Brenda hops on a plane back to PC.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ned and Lois bring Brooke to the park and watch her play on the swings.

“Look, mommy and daddy.” Brooke says with excitement.

Lois smiles bright and Ned holds her close. Lois looks up at Ned.

“She’s growing so fast, you know.” Lois mutters.

“She sure is. She’s looking more and more like her beautiful mother.”

“She has your dimples.”

“But she has your eyes. She is the best part of both of us.” Ned says.

“Yeah, she does.”

They continue to watch their little girl play and be the fun loving little
girl they know and
love.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Mike comes in the bar to find Sonny doing the books once again. He sits at
the table with
Sonny. Sonny just looks at him.

“I’m sorry, Michael.”

“For what?”

“Brenda.”

“I’m not giving up on her. I can’t.”

“Have you heard anything?”

“No.”

“Don’t you think you would’ve heard something by now?” Mike asks.

“No, Mike. I don’t believe she’s given up or let us go. I know she loves
me.”

“But, it’s been two weeks Michael.”

“You don’t have to remind me!” Sonny snaps.

Someone walks in the door and interrupts the conversation between him and
Mike.

“Excuse me, sir. I have this letter marked express for you.” The man says.

Sonny get up and signs for it. The delivery man leaves and Sonny brings
the envelope
back to the table.

“What is it?” Mike asks.

“I don’t know.”

“Well, are you going to open it and find out?” Mike asks curiously.

“All right.”

Sonny opens the letter and reads it to Mike. “Meet me at your old
apartment about
Luke’s at 3:00 p.m.”

Sonny looks at Mike, but doesn’t say anything.

“Well?” Mike says.

“Well.....what?”

“Who do you think it’s from?”

“Uh....”

“You don’t think it could be from Brenda, do you?”

“It’s possible.”

“This could be it. You could finally get her back.” Mike says.

“Or it could be the end of things.” Sonny whispers.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Chris is on the couch trying to get some work done when he hears the keys
rattling in the
door.

Brenda walks in and he stands quickly.

“Brenda, your home.” Chris says with a smile.

Chapter 27:

Brenda sets her bag down slowly as she looks at Chris. Chris walks over to
her and gives
her a big hug. He pulls back and pulls her in for a kiss. Brenda finally
pulls away. She
doesn’t say anything, but just looks at him.

“What is it?” Chris asks.

“We need to talk.” Brenda says.

“Ok.” He says slowly.

Brenda and him go and sit at the table. Chris pulls a chair next to hers.

“I take it you know what you want now?” Chris says.

“Yes, I do.”

“You came home to me, Brenda. Doesn’t that mean something?”

“Chris.....” Brenda starts before he interrupts her.

“Brenda, you can’t be seriously thinking on going back to him.” Chris says.

“I’m sorry, but yes I am.” She replies.

“Why? He will only hurt you. What did I do?” He asks.

“You didn’t do anything. You were perfect, but I wasn’t. I was always
thinking of him
and that’s not right. If I’m going to be with someone it has to be all of
me. You don’t
deserve to be loved any less. I just can’t be that person for you because
Sonny has my
heart. I need to try again with him.” She says.

“I never thought we would be apart. I guess I was wrong about you and the
way you felt
about me.”

“No. I do love you. Sonny is the one I need to be with. I just can’t
explain it. Please
understand.”

“I don’t, Brenda. I never will. But I want you to be happy, so go be with
him.”

“Thank you.”

“Don’t thank me. Just go.”

“Chris, I.....”

“Don’t say any more. I have heard enough. If you being truly happy means
me letting
you go then I guess I need to do it.”Chris says.

Chris doesn’t say anything more. He just gets up and walks out the door.
He wanted to
give her some time to get her things out of their PH. He couldn’t stand
her things there
one more second. She knew and understood this.

Brenda bursts into tears after Chris left for hurting him. She whispers,
“I’m sorry. I never
meant to hurt you, but this is what I need to do.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny tries to do some books, but has a hard time concentrating. Luke
comes out and sits
next to him. Luke sees the note and picks it up.

“What’s this?” Luke asks.

“Find out for yourself.” Sonny replies. Luke nods and reads the note.

“Is this what I think it is?” Luke asks.

“I don’t know. What if she wants to see me to tell me she has decided to
stay with
Chris?”

“Come on. Do you really think that’s why she wants to see you?”

“I don’t know. I haven’t heard from her in two weeks. She does love him,
too.” Sonny
says.

“Yeah, but not the same. You know that.”

“What I know is that I miss her so much and I would do anything for her to
give me just
one more chance.”

“Well, you will find out soon, my man.” Luke says.

“Yeah.” Sonny whispers.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ned and Lois drop Brooke off at the main house for Emily to watch her while
they go
away for the weekend.

Lois bends down and kisses Brooke. She says, “You be good. Mommy and
Daddy will
miss you, honey.”

“Bye!” Brooke says.

“I guess she won’t miss me.” Lois says.

“She will once you leave.” Emily says.

“Brooke, honey. We will bring you back something.” Lois says.

Ned and Lois give their little girl a kiss and then leave for New York for
the weekend to
see her parents.

Chapter 28:

~2:30 p.m.~

Brenda has moved into the Port Charles Hotel. She knew it was in the same
hotel as
Chris, but figured he would leave eventually. She made sure she was on a
completely
different floor than him. She gets all her stuff in her room. She knows
it’s time to go see
Sonny.

She takes a deep breath and whispers, “I’m back, baby.”

Brenda grabs her purse and heads to the apartment above Luke’s.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Jason and Robin had been sitting on the couch talking about their
relationship and the
relationships of their friends.

“Jason, will we last?” Robin asks him.

“Why do you ask that?” Jason says.

“Well, Sonny and Brenda don’t seem to be able to get it. Lois and Ned have
had their
troubles. It just makes me wonder.”

“Well, don’t. Everything will be just fine. We will be fine and so will
they. Sonny and
Brenda will work everything out. You’ll see.”

“I hope so. Thank you.” She says.

“For what? I didn’t do anything.”

“You always say that and it’s never true. You just being here with me is
doing
something.”

“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” Jason says.

“Good. By the way, where are your bodygaurds?” Robin asks.

“I gave them the night off.”

“Jason.....”

“Don’t worry. I’m with you. You make me feel safe.”

“So do you.” She says. She leans up and gives him a long kiss.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny spends the next few minutes looking at his watch. He was getting
impatient
wondering why Brenda wanted to talk to him. He knew it had to be Brenda.
All he could
hope for was her telling him that he loved her and that she wanted to give
their love
another chance.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda snuck up the back stairs to their old apartment. She walked in and
all the
memories came flowing back to her. All the times they made love, all the
times they
fought and made up. She finally knew that she belonged with Sonny.

She walked around the place getting a feel for it. Each room she went in
had memories of
her and Sonny. She walked into the bedroom and remembered the time after
the opening
of Luke’s club that Sonny had told her that she was the best thing in his
life and she was
the best thing that had ever been in his life. He had told her this after
spending an early
morning of love making.

She walked in the bathroom and remembered how Sonny came in there and
joined her in
the shower. She even remembered the shooting, but tried to forget about
that because
Sonny was out now and that was the past.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny walked up the stairs just staring at the door wondering if she was
already there
waiting for him.

He stood at the door and took a deep breath before going in. He thought to
himself,
“G*D, please let me and Brenda have another chance. I will make it right
this time.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Brenda walked over to the window in the apartment and looked outside. She
looked
down at her watch and it was 3:01 p.m. she wondered if Sonny was coming and
if he
knew that the note had been from her.

Then the door opened to the apartment and Brenda turned around. He shut
the door
quietly and then turned back around to watch her. Brenda pulled away from
the window
and they began to walk towards each other. Neither one of them saying a
word at first.
Just staring deep into each other’s eyes.


Chapter 29: S&B chapter

Brenda is the first one to break their intense gaze. She holds out her
hand for him to take
and he looks down at it while he grabs it. She leads him over to the
couch. They sit next
to each other.

“How are you, Sonny?” Brenda asks. She wasn’t ready to go right into why
she was
there.

“Haning in there. And you?” He asks. Not sure where this was going.

“Better now.”

“You’ve decided then?”

“Yes.”

“When did you get back?”

“Around 1. I went to go talk to Chris first.” She says.

Sonny feels sadness come over him. He couldn’t believe what she was
saying. Would she
really let him go to be with Chris? Did she really think she loved Chris
more than him?

“Oh, I see.”

“Sonny, let me explain something.” Brenda begins.

“No. Hey, you weighed your options. Not that I expected anything else. I
was the one
that let you go and walked out on our future. How could I expect you to
forgive me and
want to try again.” Sonny says defensively.

“Your right. You did walk out on our fututre, but.....Sonny, I still love
you.” Brenda
says.

“But you just can’t forgive me.”

“And I want to try again.” Brenda says with a smile. A few tears flow
down her face.

Sonny can’t believe what he just heard. This is what he’s been waiting
for. Him and
Brenda together again. He reaches his hand up to her face and just smiles.
He can’t
believe that she is really in front of him telling him that she wants to
try again.

“Are you serious?” He asks.

“Yes, I am. Unless, you’ve changed your mind.” She replies.

“Are you kidding me? This is what I’ve been waiting for. You have been
what I’m
waiting for!” He says with excitement.

Sonny wraps his arms around her tightly. As they hug he lifts her up from
the couch and
twirls her around. She laughs lightly as he spins her around. He buries
his head in her
hair.

“I can’t believe this is really happening.” He whispers.

“Sonny, your going to squeeze me so hard there won’t be anything left.”
She says with a
big bright smile.

Sonny lightly sets her down. “I’m sorry. I’m just so....”

“Happy?” She says.

“Yes. Happy.” He says.

“Let’s sit down. There are some things we need to talk about.”

“All right.” He says. They go and sit next to each other on the couch.

“All right. I now know why you left. I understand that you were only
trying to protect
me. But you shouldn’t have left the way you did. It wasn’t right, Sonny.
Just like me
keeping our baby a secret from you wasn’t right. We’ve hurt each other so
much and I
don’t want that anymore. I want us to move on.....to be happy again. You
know, like we
once were. I want us to build a life together. I don’t anymore lies or
secrets or
*protection* to keep us apart again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it
again. As long as I
know what’s ahead I can handle it. I still love Chris, but he isn’t the
one I can’t get off my
mind.....you are. When I was away I thought a lot about both of you, but
mostly about
you. We had so many good times. And that’s what I want again.” She says.
A tear falls
down Sonny’s cheek and she wipes it away.

“I love you so much. I promise to not let anything come between us again.
I will do
anything to keep us together. I finally realized that I can’t live without
you. Your the
other part of me. I’m out now, Brenda and we will finally have the life
that we have been
waiting for. I promise you that.”

“I love you, Sonny Corinthos.” Brenda says through her tears.

“I love you, baby.” He whispers.

Chapter 30:

Sonny leans in for a kiss. When their lips meet the electricity that has
been absent finally
comes back. He wraps his arms tightly around her and pulls her near him.
He kisses her
neck and makes his way back to her lips. Brenda leans back and starts
taking off his suit
coat.

Sonny stops for a little bit. “Brenda.....”

“It’s ok. This is what I want. You are what I want.” She whispers
through her kisses.

“I just want it to be right.” He whispers.

“It is. Me and you.....we’re right.”

Sonny kisses her passionately and carries her into the bedroom where
they’ve made love
so many times.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ned and Lois arrive in Brooklyn, but stop at a park by her house. They get
out and walk
around.

“ I miss it here. I wish we could take Brooke here.” Lois says.

“We can. Anytime you want. But move here?” He says.

“I know. You have ELQ. Me, you and Brooke should take a little vacation.
Just the
three of us. You know?”

“Really? I would love that.”

“Then we will. So, did you come here a lot as a kid?” Ned asks.

“Yeah. Even Corinthos was here a lot.” Lois says.

“That’s right.”

“I guess we should go see my parents. They do have want to see us before
they leave for
their cruise.” Lois says.

“I guess. Let’s go.” He says.

Ned grabs her hand and they leave for her parent’s house.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Mike walks out of the back room and finds Luke at the bar. He sits at the
bar.

“Heard from Michael?” Mike asks.

“No. I’m sure he’s with, Brenda.” Luke says with a smirk.

“What do you know, Luke?” Mike asks.

“I let Brenda into the apartment upstairs so Sonny wouldn’t see her. I had
to promise I
wouldn’t let on. But since he’s up there and with her then I guess it’s
safe to tell you.”
Luke says.

“Wow. I had no idea. I just hope they can find a way to work things out
this time.”

“I think they will.” Luke says.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Robin and Jason head to the bridge together. They get there and Robin
looks out and
remembers when her and Stone came here. Jason comes up behind her and
touches her
shoulders.

“Thinking of Stone?” Jason asks.

“How did you know?” Robin replies.

“I can tell.”

“I just know he would be happy for us. He always liked you. Thank you for
making me
happy.” Robin says.

“I love you, Robin.”

“I love you, Jason.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Sonny and Brenda both undress one another. After removing Sonny’s shirt
Brenda kisses
his chest and then moves up to his lips. Sonny kisses her shoulders as he
removes her top.
Sonny takes a minute to just look at her. Taking in all of her.

Sonny continues to kiss Brenda all over her body as they lay on the bed.
Their kisses are
so hot and intense. It’s something they haven’t felt since they had been
apart.
Something they could never feel with anyone else. Sonny reaches over with
his hands and
puts them on her face and brings her face near him and kisses her
passionately again.

Sonny rolls her over on top of him and they begin to make love.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ned and Lois arrive at her parents’ house.

“I will miss you guys.” Lois says.

“Yeah, well....don’t worry we’ll be back.” Carmine says.

“Thanks for this gift. We really appreciate it.” Gloria says.

“Your welcome. You both deserve it.” Ned says.

“So, when do you leave?” Lois asks.

“Two hours.” Gloria replies.

“Well, then let us take you for dinner before you leave.” Ned says.

“We couldn’t.” Gloria says.

“We insist.” Lois replies.

They all leave to go to dinner before Carmine and Gloria’s cruise leaves.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Robin turns around to Jason. “We can make it this time. I know it. And
Stone is
watching over us to make sure we do.” Robin says.

“Thank you.”

“For what?”

“For loving me when I’ve let you down so many times.” Jason answers.

“Love can’t be controlled.....it just is. Should we go home?” Robin asks.

“Yes.”

Robin kisses Jason and then they leave the bridge.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Sonny and Brenda lay in bed holding on to one another. Sonny kisses the
top of her head
as Brenda lays on his chest.

“What are you thinking?” Brenda asks.

“Thinking that I have just gotten back the best thing that’s ever been in
my life.” He says.

“This was meant to be. This is right.” She says.

“I know. I’m just glad that you came back to me and gave me back the other
part of me.
Because that’s what you are. They other part of my soul.” He says.

“That’s what we are to each other.”

“Nothing will tear us apart again. Today is the first day of the rest of
our lives.” Sonny
whispers.

“I love you.” Brenda says.

“And I love you with all my heart.” Sonny replies.

Sonny takes her in for yet another passionate kiss. They spend the next
few hours making
things up to one another and just enjoying finally being together again.
>From here on out
they would be together. Neither one of them would walk out on the future
they would
finally have together.


THE END!!!




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