One More Chance by: Mary Critchfield (critch@groupz.net)


This story takes place in late Feb. 1998. Brenda finally got through her breakdown and has been seeing Gail regularly to try and come to grips not only w/ what happened w/ Sonny but also w/her feelings for her father. She has accepted that Sonny is gone and finally admitted to herself that she does love him but she is trying to move on with her life and forget about him. She and Jax are still just friend's b/c she is not ready to start up another relationship. Robin is still in Paris in this story and Brenda still hates Jason. Luke and Jason have become good friends over the past few months.

Chapter 1:
Jason walks into the back office of Luke's with a very grim expression
on his face.
L: Why the sour face partner, somebody run over your puppy?
J: I…uh…I have some bad news Luke- about Sonny.
L: Uh-oh.
J: I just got word from our sources in Puerto Rico where he was hiding.
(Pauses) Luke, Sonny's dead.
L: What? Jason…please kid, tell me you're kidding.
J: I wish I were. But it's true, the local police found his body washed
up on a beach, he had been shot twice in the head. (Jason hung his head
down as a single tear rolled down his face)
L: Whoa…this is…I mean… are you sure…I mean are you absolutely positive
that it was Sonny?
J: I've had it confirmed by several very reliable sources, my contacts
in Puerto Rico, the police, everyone. It's definitely him.
L: What are you gonna do about it?
J: I'm flying to Puerto Rico first thing tomorrow to get his body and
bring it back for burial. And then I'm gonna find the people who did it
and I'm gonna make em pay.
L: Well, I'm going with you.
J: No Luke.
L: Look kid, this is no time to be heroic, you need backup, and besides,
Sonny was my best friend. I should be there.
J: I know that but I've got Renaldo and a couple other guards to take
with me. I promised Sonny that the business wouldn't touch you or your
family and if you go down to Puerto Rico with me I'll just be
endangering you and I'm not gonna break my promise.
L: All right, but if you change your mind, I'm here. Are you gonna tell
anyone about what happened?
J: Well I think I should tell Robin, and of course Mike.
L: What about Brenda.
J: I hadn't planned on it.
L: Jason, she has a right to know the truth, especially now.
J: Well…
L: I can't see how it would be putting her in danger if Sonny's dead.
And I think it would help her to move on with her life, kind of give her
some closure.
J: Yeah, I guess you're right. I'll stop by her place on my way to the
penthouse.
L: (after a pause) Man, I can't believe he's really gone.
J: He was like a brother to me Luke. He and Robin were the only family I
had and now I've lost both of them.
(Luke pours them both a drink)
L: (raises his glass) To Sonny.
J: (raises his) To Sonny.

Chapter 2:
Jax and Brenda are both at her house.
Ja: So, how are you doing?
B: Jax, I said I'm fine. Stop worrying about me. Gail's helped me a lot
and I'm doing much better.
Ja: I know, you've been making wonderful progress but I can't help but
worry about you.
B: (sighs) I appreciate your concern Jax, but I have to get through this
on my own.
Ja: Well, you know that if you need me I'm here for you.
B: I do.
Ja: Oh, I've gotta get going. I've got an appointment at the Outback in
fifteen minutes. Will you be all right?
B: Jax! For the ten thousandth time I am fine… go to your meeting!
Ja: Okay, I'll drop by later. (He kisses her on the check and leaves)
Brenda goes and sits down in front of the fire. Thoughts of Sonny fill
her mind, stronger than ever.
B: Why do I keep doing this to myself, why can't I just forget about
Sonny?
The phone ringing interrupts her thoughts; she goes to answer it.
B: Hello.
R: Brenda, its Robin! How are you?
B: Robin! It's so good to hear your voice, is everything okay? Are you
in Paris?
R: I'm fine. I had some free time between classes for the first time in
weeks and I thought I'd call and see how you're doing.
B: I'm great!
R: Brenda.
B: Okay, okay so I'm not great. Actually, I'm awful Robin. I can't seem
to stop thinking about Sonny today. And I've got that awful feeling
again; you know the one I get when he's in trouble. And I don't know
why. I mean Sonny is gone, he left me and he never loved me so why
should I be feeling this way.
R: Brenda, I know Sonny hurt you by leaving but I know that he loved
you. And you loved him so it's only natural that you should be feeling
something for him.
B: I guess your right. It's probably nothing, I've been having all kinds
of feelings over the past few months, I'm sure it'll pass.
R: Oh Bren, I have to go. Are you sure you're okay?
B: I'm fine, I wish everyone would quit asking me that. So you go do
what you need to do, I think I'm gonna order some takeout for dinner.
R: Okay, I'll talk to you later.
B: Bye Robin.
She hangs up the phone and goes back to sit in front of the fire.
Suddenly Brenda flashes back to when Sonny had been shot up with heroine
and was in the hospital.
S: Can I ask you something?
B: Okay.
S: How'd you know I was in trouble? What made you come to me?
B: (shakes her head trying to keep from crying) I was at Laura's funeral
and I thought it was really weird that you weren't there. Nobody knew
where you were. I got this weird feeling in my gut. And then I started
walking back to my car and it just kept getting stronger and stronger.
It reminded me of when we were in Puerto Rico together. (Sonny nods his
head in understanding) Rivera's men were after us. I don't know, I just
knew you were in trouble.
Her thoughts are once again interrupted, this time by a knock at the
door. Brenda turns around startled. When the knocking continues she gets
up to answer the door.
B: Hang on, I'm coming.
She opens the door only to find Jason standing on the other side. Brenda
tries to shut the door but before she can he pushes it open and walks
in.
B: Who the hell do you think you are to come barging into my home like
this? If you don't leave right this minute I'm calling the cops!
J: I'm not going anywhere until I get finished.
B: I don't want to hear anything you have to say.
J: Well too bad because you don't have a choice. It's about Sonny.

Chapter 3:
B: Nothing you have to say about him could possibly interest me.
J: This might, it's about why he left.
B: I know why he left Jason, you already told me. Remember in the
church, when you stood they're like an impassive stone and told me that
he never loved me?
J: I know I told you that but it wasn't true. That's not why he left.
B: I can't even believe you…I want you to get out of my house…NOW!
J: I'm not going anywhere until you hear what I have to say.
B: You have one minute to say what you want and then I'm calling the
cops.
J: Brenda, Sonny didn't stop loving you.
B: What?!
J: He never stopped loving you Brenda. He left to protect you and he
told me to tell you that he never loved you because he knew that if you
knew the real reason he left you wouldn't be able to let go and that's
not what he wanted, he wanted you to let go and move on with your life.
B: I don't understand what you're saying…you're not making any sense.
J: I know it's complicated. Let's sit down and I'll explain everything.
(Brenda is in shock and disbelief, Jason leads her to the couch and they
sit down)
J: Everything was going fine until the day before the wedding. Sonny
planned to leave with you after the wedding and disappear. It was all
going smoothly; Sonny was really happy and confident that everything was
going to work out.
B: Right, and then he just out of the blue decided to leave me at the
altar?
J: Sort of…but it's more complicated than that. The night before the
wedding a man named Davis Reese came to visit Sonny.
B: Wait a second…Reese…that name sounds familiar. Oh my God, that's the
guy that called me the day of the wedding to congratulate me.
J: Right.
B: I thought he was a friend or associate of Sonny's.
J: Not exactly. Reese was from a rival organization, the one that Rivera
hired to kill you and Sonny. He explained that just because Rivera was
dead, didn't mean that the contract on Sonny was void.
B: What? (Brenda was in complete shock)
J: A contract for 1 million dollars was purchased on Sonny's life by
Hernando Rivera. And once a contract is purchased it's an automatic
death sentence.
B: I don't understand. So Sonny and I were still in danger? He didn't
say anything about it to me that night.
J: He didn't want to worry you. Sonny still felt confident that you two
would be okay.
B: So what changed?
J: I don't know exactly what or when. The next day I showed up to go
with Sonny to the church and he was acting really strange. He said that
he couldn't marry you because it would just be putting your life in
danger.
B: So what, you're saying that Sonny left to protect me?
J: They would have come after him Brenda and Sonny knew that. He also
knew that sooner or later they would find him and when they did they
would kill him and you. Sonny said he couldn't lose another person he
loves like that and that more than anything he wanted you safe.
B: (with tears starting to stream down her face) If that's true then why
didn't he just tell me what was going on? I mean I thought that we were
finally starting to really trust each other. We had reached a new place
in our relationship.
J: Sonny knew that if he told you what was going on that you wouldn't
let him leave.
B: Damn right I wouldn't have. I knew what I was getting into and I knew
the danger involved. And Sonny had no right to make that kind of
decision for me.
J: Brenda he just wanted you to be safe. And he couldn't tell you the
truth because he wanted you to hate him so that everyone else would
believe it too. He had to make them all believe he didn't love you to
keep you safe. If the other organization thought that he still loved you
then your life would be in danger.
B: (trying to wipe the tears from her eyes) Okay if all this is true…
J: It is.
B: Then why are you telling me now. I mean isn't this just putting me in
danger. Does Sonny know you're telling me?
J: No.
B: So why are you telling me all this now?
J: Because it doesn't matter anymore if you know or not.
B: What…wh-why not? (Remembers the feeling she had earlier and starts to
panic) Jason, where's Sonny? Can you get in touch with him?
J: Brenda, there's no easy way to say this.
B: What Jason? (She starts to shake)
J: Sonny's dead Brenda. They found him and killed him.
B: No! No! You're wrong Jason; Sonny's not dead! (She gives Jason an
imploring look, as the tears stream uncontrollably down her face. Jason
looks back at her without saying a word and then reaches out to hold
her)
J: I'm sorry Brenda.
B: No! Don't touch me! Sonny is not dead! (She jumps up and walks away
from him. Jason gets up and approaches her)
J: I know that it's hard to believe but…they found his body washed up on
the beach this morning and…
B: Nooooooooooo! (Brenda lets out an anguished cry and collapses to the
floor in a sobbing heap; Jason bends down and puts his arms around her
as she cries)
After a while Brenda slowly gains control of herself, they both stand up
and she turns to face him, still crying
B: Are you sure he's really dead?
J: Yes, I've had it confirmed by my sources in Puerto Rico, he was found
by the local police with two gunshot wounds to the head.
B: (groans and drops her head as more tears fall) He went to Puerto
Rico?
J: Yeah…I told him he should go somewhere farther away but he said that
was where he wanted to be.
B: (almost speaking to herself) That was our special place. (Then to
Jason) We had so many memories there. We shared some really magical
times. Oh my God…did you hear me I just said shared…as in past tense…I
can't believe this.
J: I know it's a lot to take in at once.
B: So Sonny left to protect me and now he's dead.
J: That's right.
B: I can't believe I've been so stupid. I actually believed that Sonny
didn't love me. Oh God Jason, I said so many horrible things about him.
J: You couldn't have known.
B: I should have been able to figure it out. After all we've been
through together and after all we've meant to each other. I should have
known. You know, (her voice is shaking and the tears start up again),
it's just like Sonny to do something like this. (Lets out a little
laugh, almost a little hysterical) When he was with Lily…I tried so hard
to get him back…and he wouldn't leave her and I thought it was because
he didn't love me enough…and then (laughs again) then I found out that
he was just doing it to protect me because Rivera had threatened to kill
me if he left Lily.
J: I'm sorry you had to find out like this. I'm going to Puerto Rico
tomorrow to get his body.
B: Well, (wipes the tears away) I'm going with you.
J: No.
B: Yes Jason. I was engaged to him, I have a right to be there.
J: It's too dangerous Brenda. I promised Sonny I'd keep you safe.
B: Well it's not up for debate, I'm going. Besides, Sonny's not dead.
J: Brenda…
B: Sonny's still alive Jason…I can feel it…and he needs me so I'm going
and you and I are gonna find him.
J: Brenda I've had it confirmed by several extremely reliable sources.
B: I don't care, your sources are wrong. All this time I've been
ignoring what my instincts have been telling me and I'm not gonna do it
anymore. They've always been right before and I have no reason to
believe that they won't be this time.
J: Brenda I don't think that…
B: I don't care what you think right now Jason. I just found out that
Sonny does love me and I know in my heart that he's still alive. He and
I have a special connection Jason; we have the same heart. (Starts to
cry, only now with happiness) And now he needs me, he needs me more than
ever and I'm not going to let him down now.
J: I just don't think it's a good idea for you to go down there. You'll
just be putting your life in danger.
B: I don't care. Jason if it's true that Sonny really is dead then I
don't want to live either. But I know in my heart that he's alive and
I'm gonna find him and this time I'm never gonna let go. Nothing is
gonna keep us apart this time…do you hear me? Nothing and no one is
gonna keep me from Sonny ever again. I've gone through too much because
of him to deny how I feel anymore. I love Sonny with all my heart and
now that I know that he does love me I have to be there for him.
J: I still don't think it's a good idea.
B: Jason, just trust me on this one. It's going to be fine. You'll see.
So when do we leave?
J: Tomorrow morning but…
B: No buts Jason, and don't think that leaving without me will do it
either because I'm going to Puerto Rico with you or without you.
J: Fine. At least if you're with me I can try to protect you. I'll pick
you up tomorrow at nine.
B: I'll see you then.
(Jason leaves. Brenda walks upstairs to her room confidently)
B: Sonny does love me…oh how could I have ever doubted it. Don't worry
baby, I'm gonna find you and when I do, I'm just gonna hold you and tell
you how much I love you. It's gonna be okay Sonny. This time it's my
turn to fix everything.
(She begins packing, happy now that she believes everything will work
out)

Chapter 4:
Jason and Brenda have just arrived at their hotel in Puerto Rico.
J: Why don't you go on up and get settled in your room while I go to the
morgue to identify the body.
B: No Jason I'm coming with you.
J: Brenda they said he took two gunshots to the head. It's not gonna be
a pretty sight.
B: I can handle it Jason. Besides I don't think it's going to be Sonny.
J: Why are you so determined to make this difficult?
B: Jason, Sonny is the love of my life, my soulmate. So many times I've
lost him and most of them because of my own stupidity. Now I believe in
my heart that he's still alive and I now that I know the truth, I'm not
gonna lose him again.
J: All right, just stick close to me okay?
B: Okay, now let's go.
They arrive at the morgue and the doctor shows them into a back room.
There is a body lying on a table covered by a sheet.
D: Are you sure that you want to see this miss?
B: I'll be all right.
The doctor pulls back the sheet, Brenda gasps and Jason stands there
with a bewildered expression.
B: Oh my God!

Chapter 5:
B: Jason it's…it's n-
J: (interrupts before she can finish her sentence and puts his arm
around her) I know it's really hard to see him like this Brenda but you
have to stay calm.
B: Wh-
J: He wouldn't want you to get all upset.
(Brenda gives him a questioning look and is about to speak when he gives
her a silencing look.)
J: Thank you doctor. It was hard to see this but we needed to have
closure.
D: So you're sure that it's him?
J: Yes, I'm sure.
(They leave the morgue after Jason signs some papers. He decided to have
the body cremated and has the ashes put in an urn. After they are back
at the hotel Brenda questions Jason)
B: I don't understand Jason…it wasn't Sonny.
J: I know that but I don't want anyone else to know.
B: What?
J: For some reason everyone else has been mistaken, the people who were
supposed to kill Sonny, my sources, everyone else thinks that Sonny's
dead and his remains are in this urn and I'm gonna keep it that way.
B: So that means that Sonny is still alive?
J: Hopefully. It looks like you were right after all. Now we just have
to find him.
B: I can't believe this (starts to cry) Sonny's alive.
(She walks to Jason and he holds her while she cries with happiness)
Later on Brenda and Jason are in his room talking.
B: So how are we going to find Sonny? I mean are you sure that he's
still in Puerto Rico?
J: Last time I spoke to him he was and he didn't have any plans to leave
that I knew of and that was about a week ago.
B: You've spoken to Sonny since he left?
J: Yeah, only limited though. (Changes the subject) Now we have to
figure out where Sonny could be.
B: You don't know where he's staying?
J: No, no one does, it was safer that way. So I have no idea where he
is. I mean he could be anywhere on the island. That's a lot of ground
for the two of us to cover without anyone getting suspicious.
B: Suspicious?
J: Yeah, I don't want anyone to know that we're looking for him. (She
looks at him a little confused) Brenda, Sonny is still alive but
everyone else thinks he's dead which is a blessing for him. As long as
they believe that, he's safe.
B: So we can't tell anyone else that he's alive?
J: Nobody, except Mike, Luke and Robin. They're the only people who I
trust enough with this information.
B: Right, well you can trust me to keep it a secret. (Jason looks at her
skeptically) Jason I'm not gonna do anything that might put Sonny in
danger. His safety is the only thing that matters to me.
J: Okay, I trust you.
B: So where do you think we should start looking.
J: I don't know really. I guess we should check the local hotels, but he
might have gotten an apartment or something. And you have to keep in
mind that he may look a little different. He probably changed his
appearance so people wouldn't recognize him as easily. Do you have any
ideas of where he might have gone?
B: I don't know…he could've gone anywhere…wait a minute…that's so
strange.
J: What?
B: I just got the weirdest feeling, it was like…oh my God! Jason, I know
where Sonny is!
J: You know where he's staying?
B: No I know where he is right this minute!
J: Where?
B: The beach.
J: What beach? In case you haven't noticed we're surrounded by beaches.
B: He's on our beach. Oh it's too hard to explain. Come on, I'll take
you there.
(They get in the car and Brenda drives them to a secluded part of a
beach near San Juan. It is the same beach that she and Sonny made love
on when they had been their years before. It is near sunset. They walk
towards the ocean when suddenly Brenda stops.)
J: Brenda, what's wrong? You look like you've seen a ghost.
B: I think I have. Look! (She points to a figure sitting on the beach
about 20 feet from them)
J: Oh my… Are you sure it's him?
B: I'm sure. (Her voice is starting to tremble)
J: (looks at her and then back at the figure) I'll wait here while you
go and see him.
B: Thanks Jason.
J: Hey don't thank me, you two deserve this.
(She looks at him as a single tear rolls down her cheek and then she
starts to walk towards the figure. She stops once she is standing right
behind the man, close enough to feel him. The man turns around and looks
up at her startled)
B: Hi Sonny.

Chapter 6:
(Tears are streaming uncontrollably down Brenda's face. Sonny stands up
and looks at her stunned, once he realizes that it's really her he
starts to cry also.)
B: (holds her hand to his face, he puts his hand on top of hers) Is it
really you?
S: I was just about to ask you the same question.
B: Oh God, I didn't think I'd ever be able to touch you again.
(They are both in tears, Sonny reaches his arms out to her and she falls
into them as her body is racked with uncontrollable sobs)
B: I love you so much Sonny.
S: I love you too baby. More than you'll ever know.
(He holds her tightly, almost afraid to let go. After what seems like an
hour he pulls away.)
S: What are you doing here? How'd you find me?
B: (wipes the tears from her eyes) Jason helped me.
S: Jason? (He looks up and sees Jason standing a little bit away.)
Brenda, there's something I need to tell you.
B: It's okay Sonny, I know. Jason told me everything. And don't get
angry at him, he thought that you were dead and he told me that you were
just trying to protect me and then he said you were dead and I knew that
you weren't so I convinced him to let me come here with me and when we
went to identify your body it wasn't yours and I had a feeling that you
would be here. I got that pull and I knew you were here thinking about
me.
S: Wait a second. I don't understand, you thought I was dead?
B: It's complicated, I'll let Jason explain it to you. I'm just so glad
you're alive and that you still love me.
S: I never stopped.
B: I know that now, I guess I always knew in my heart I just didn't want
to believe it because it was easier to think that you left because you
didn't love me. It hurt too much if I thought you loved me.
S: I'm sorry I never wanted to hurt you.
B: I know, you were just trying to keep me safe. But none of that
matters now because I'm here and I love you and I'm never gonna leave
your side again.
(He nods his head in agreement. They stare at each other for a moment
looking deep into each other's eyes, you know the look. Then Sonny takes
her face in his hands and she puts her arms around his neck then he
pulls her close to him so that their bodies are pressed together and he
kisses her gently on the lips and pulls away and looks into her eyes for
a minute, then he kisses her again this time with more passion. She
starts to cry again and they continue kissing each kiss more passionate
than the previous. Finally Brenda pulls away reluctantly when she
remembers Jason)
Before she can say a word Sonny pulls her back into his arms and kisses
her again, after what seems like an eternity she pulls away again.
B: Sonny if we don't stop now I might not be able too ever stop.
S: Fine by me.
B: I'm serious!
S: So am I.
He puts his hand on the side of her face and starts to lean in for
another kiss.
B: What about Jason?
S: What about him?
B: I'm sure he'd like to see you and I know there's a lot of things he
needs to explain about what's going on.
S: (Looks at her in frustration, kisses her once more gently on the
lips, and sighs.) Hey Jason! (Motions to him to come over Jason walks
over to them. He and Sonny hug and both look like they are on the verge
of crying) What the hell are you doing here?
J: (laughs) It's nice to see you too. It's a long story. Let's go back
to the hotel and I'll try to explain it all.
(Sonny puts his arm around Brenda's back and gives her a kiss on the
cheek as they all head back to the car)

Chapter 7:
(Back at the hotel, Sonny is sitting on the couch and Brenda is in his
lap. Jason is sitting on the edge of the bed.)
S: So Jason, what's going on? Brenda said that you guys thought I was
dead.
J: Yeah, I got a call the other day from our sources down here. They
said that the police had found your body washed up on the beach.
S: What?
J: Weird huh? I had it checked and doubled checked and all my sources
said the same thing. I figured that the organization Rivera took the
contract out with had finally found you. I told Luke, Mike and Robin and
Luke said I should tell Brenda about it. He said she had a right to know
the truth now that you were dead. (Sonny nods his head and Brenda
tightens her hold around his neck.) So I went to her house and told her
everything. You know about Rivera and Reese and the contract. And then I
told her you were dead and she didn't believe it. She said that you were
still alive and she convinced me to let her come to Puerto Rico with me.
S: I'm sorry I hurt you like that Brenda.
B: I know, it's okay now that I know the reason why, I just wish you
would have told me what was going on.
S: I couldn't because you wouldn't have let me leave.
B: No I wouldn't have. But none of that matters now because were
together and I am not letting you go again. I don't care about the
danger Sonny, but I can't live without you. I found that out after you
left. My life fell apart but I moved past the anger and let all of the
bad stuff go.
(They stare at each other intently for a moment before Sonny turns back
to Jason.)
S: So what happened once you got here?
J: We went to the morgue so I could identify your body and it wasn't
yours. I guess what happened was that the guys sent to kill you saw this
other guy and mistook him for you. So the organization thinks they
killed you, you're safe Sonny. Everyone that matters thinks you're dead
so you can let them believe that and you and Brenda can leave together
and be happy and not live your life in constant fear.
S: So you mean everyone thinks I'm dead?
J: That's right.
S: (looks at Brenda) This means that we can be together. I mean if you
still want me.
B: If I still want you! (She laughs) Are you kidding me? Sonny, there is
no one on Earth I would rather be with. You're my life, and we've been
given another chance at happiness. (Caresses his face with her hand) And
we're gonna take it baby. We're gonna leave together and go some
place…anywhere…and be together forever. (Kisses him softly on the lips)
J: It's the perfect plan. I'll go back to Port Charles and tell everyone
that you're dead. Of course I'll tell Mike, Luke and Robin the truth but
everyone else will think you're dead.
S: Okay, what about Brenda? How are you gonna explain her sudden
disappearance.
J: That part's a little more difficult.
B: I know, you can tell everyone that when you told me about Sonny I was
really upset by the news and I just couldn't stand to be in PC any
longer, too many memories. I'll even call someone and tell them myself
so they'll all believe it. It might look a little strange coming from
you.
S: Who can you call that will be able to tell everyone and have them
believe it?
B: Robin. Everyone will believe her and she can make them understand why
it's the best thing for me to do.
S: Okay then it's settled. You can call Robin later on and tell her to
tell everyone that. Jason will go back to Port Charles tomorrow and give
everyone the news about my untimely death (laughs). And tomorrow we can
leave after Jason and I make some arrangements.
B: Oh this is so incredible! I can't believe this is really happening! I
mean we're really gonna do it this time right?
S: For real now baby. But first there's something that I have to take
care of.
B: What? (Looks a little worried)
S: (gets up and kneels before her. He takes a ring out of his pocket and
holds it up to her, Brenda is starting to cry again) Will you marry me?
B: Of course I will. Sonny I was born to be Mrs. Corinthos.
(He slips the ring on her finger, she leans in to kiss him and then
admires her ring)
B: Oh, Sonny, it's your mothers ring! But…I don't…how did you get it? I
gave it back to Mike.
S: I know, he gave it to Jason to give to me if he ever saw me. And
Jason sent it to me a couple of months ago. I also have your diamond
bracelet and the ankle bracelet. (Pulls both out of his pocket and hands
them to her)
B: Oh God Sonny! I never thought I would wear any of these ever again!
So when do we get married?
S: Today if you're ready.
B: Today? Of course I'm ready. I've been ready for this day my whole
life.
S: All right then. (Stands up and turns to Jason) Can you take care of
this for me? I'd like to have some time alone with my beautiful fiancée.
J: Of course. I'll go make the arrangements for the wedding and I'll
find a priest you can trust and I'll go ahead and make arrangements for
you guys to leave Puerto Rico tonight.
S: Thanks Jason.
Jason nods his head and leaves.

Chapter 8:
B: So you wanted some time alone with me? Whatever for?
S: (laughs) We have some major catching up to do.
B: Oh, I don't really feel like talking about the past few months.
S: I didn't mean talk.
B: Oh really? You have something else in mind??
S: Do I ever.
He goes to turn on the radio. "Waiting for a Girl like You" by Foreigner
is playing.
B: Oh my God, Sonny, this is the song that was playing the first time we
ever danced together. Do you remember on that double date with Robin
and Stone?
S: How could I forget.
Sonny walks over to Brenda and takes her hand in his; they start to sway
to the music. Then they stop and Sonny takes Brenda's face in his hands
and kisses her gently on the lips, then he kisses her neck, she removes
his jacket and he starts to unbutton her blouse. They fall to the bed
and make love, making up for all the months of loneliness they have both
experienced.
A few hours later, Sonny and Brenda are lying in bed, she is against his
shoulder and he has his arms wrapped around her neck.
B: That was incredible. I didn't realize how much I missed being in your
arms and making love to you.
S: Same here. I feel so much better now, complete. These past few months
it's felt like a piece of me was missing. I guess it was, you. You
complete me Brenda.
B: I love you.
S: I love you too sweetheart.
She turns around to face him and puts her hand on his face.
B: Promise me we'll never have be apart again.
S: I promise.
B: Can I trust you this time?
S: Yes. I swear to you Brenda, on my mother's grave I swear I will never
leave you again.
He pulls her to him and they kiss, the he pulls the sheets up over them
and they make love again.

Chapter 9:
A few hours later, Sonny and Brenda are both dressed and are sitting on
the bed talking when Jason knocks.
J: Sonny it's me.
S: Come on in Jason.
(He walks in the room and sits on the couch)
S: Is everything taken care of?
J: Yeah, I found a local priest who can marry you in an hour on a really
secluded part of the beach. You're booked on the first flight out of
Puerto Rico tonight. It leaves at 10:30, and goes to Miami and after
that you get on another plane which goes to Mexico and after that its up
to you guys where you go.
S: Great, that's perfect, thanks Jason, for everything.
J: Don't thank me Sonny, I'm just glad that I could do this for you.
B: So we're really getting married in an hour.
J: That's right. I found this really beautiful spot on the beach, it's
secluded and the sun should be setting about the time the ceremony's
taking place so it should be really romantic also.
B: This is so perfect. It's how I always imagined this day would be, I
just wish Lois and Robin could be here, and Mike, they all knew we
belonged together. (Pauses) Oh no! Sonny we can't get married in an
hour!!!
S: Why not? (He looks a little worried)
B: Because I don't have a dress!
(Sonny laughs)
J: Oh don't worry about it, I took care of that for you. (He pulls a
beautiful white silk dress out of a bag, it's got a low neck in front
and a high back and flows to the ground) I stopped by a store and got
this dress and some shoes, I hope it fits, I wasn't sure about the size
so I just guessed.
B: Oh Jason (she takes the dress and shoes from him and stands up to
hold it up to her) it's so beautiful, I love it. (She gives him a kiss
on the cheek) Thank you. I know I was really awful to you after Sonny
left and I want to apologize for that.
J: There's nothing to apologize for, you were upset and I understand
that.
B: (nods her head) Great! Now if you two will excuse me, (heads for the
bathroom) I have a wedding to get ready for!
About 30 minutes later, Brenda comes out of the bathroom, Sonny and
Jason both have tuxedos on, Brenda is in her gown with her hair swept up
in a loose pile on her head with a few loose tendrils falling down.
S: Wow! You look incredible!
B: So do you. Are you ready to do this?
S: Sure am, how bout you?
B: Let's do it.
Sonny puts his arm around her back and they walk out the hotel door to
the car with Jason following.

Chapter 10:
Sonny, Brenda and Jason are at the beach with the priest, the sun is
just starting to set.
B: Oh Sonny, look how beautiful the sky is. (She points up)
S: You know, these past few months I've looked at that sky a million
times but it never meant anything without you to share it with. I'm glad
you're here Brenda, I'm glad you forgave me and that you still love me
and that you are still willing to be my wife and to give up everything
for me, even after how much I hurt you.
B: That's because I love you Sonny, more than anything in the world.
(They kiss; Jason walks over and hands Sonny a cellular phone)
J: The line's secure but you need to hurry because I think the priest is
getting a little aggravated.
(Sonny hands the phone to Brenda)
B: What's this for?
S: So you can call Robin, but make it quick, and when you're done I want
to speak to her.
(She dials Robin's number)
R: Hello?
B: Robin?
R: Brenda? Is that you?
B: Yep it's me!
R: Where are you? Everyone here is so worried about you! Jax said you
just disappeared without a word, he called the police and everything
until Luke said that you went to Puerto Rico with Jason and then he was
gonna fly down there because he was convinced that Jason had kidnapped
you or something but Luke and I were able to convince him that you
probably went of your own free will.
B: Wait, are you in Port Charles?
R: Yeah, I dropped out of the Sorbonne, I just couldn't take being away
from everyone any longer, especially Jason, I'm gonna attend PCU and
Jason and I have some major talking to do when he gets back.
B: Oh Robin that's so wonderful.
R: So what's up with you? Are you with Jason?
B: Yeah, I'm in Puerto Rico with him right now.
R: Does this have something to do with Sonny? Jason told me that he's
dead.
B: Yes, it does have to do with Sonny, but Sonny's not dead Robin. He's
alive and he's right here with me. It's a complicated story and I don't
have time to explain it all Jason can tell you when he gets back. But
right now I need for you to do something for me Robin, it's really
important and you're the only one I trust to take care of it.
R: Sonny's alive? That's great Brenda. How can I help, you know I'll do
anything to help you guys out.
B: Okay, Sonny isn't dead but everyone else thinks he is and it's
imperative to his safety and to mine that everyone continues to think
that. I need for you to tell everyone in PC that he's dead and that when
I found out about it it was just too much for me to take and I needed to
get away for a while. Tell them that there were too many memories in PC
and I just wanted to start over.
R: All right. But I don't understand, what's going on?
B: Sonny and I are getting married! As soon as I get off the phone with
you, the priest is standing here before us. I wish you could be here
with us but I want you to know that Sonny and I are both happy.
Everything's fine and we're gonna be together Robin, just like we always
dreamed.
R: I'm so happy for you Brenda. You guys deserve some happiness. And
don't worry about everyone here, I'll make sure to explain it just like
you said.
B: Thanks Robin. And don't worry because we're gonna be fine, we're
gonna be together. And now there's someone else who wants to talk to you
so I'm gonna hand over the phone. I love you Robin, be happy and take
care of yourself.
R: I will and I love you too Brenda.
(Brenda hands the phone to Sonny)
S: Hey Robin! How are you?
R: Sonny? It's so good to hear your voice! I'm so glad you're alive and
that you and Brenda are gonna be together.
S: Me too honey. I just wanted to say hi to you and tell you I love you
because I don't know when I'll see you again. After the wedding Brenda
and I are leaving Puerto Rico and we're not even sure where we're going
yet but we'll be together the whole way and that's all that really
matters. Jason's flying back to PC tomorrow and he'll explain the whole
story to you. And Mike and Luke will know the truth but no one else.
R: I can handle that. I'm just glad you guys are happy. I love you too
Sonny.
S: All right, (he's starting to cry) I have to go now because I've got
an impatient bride waiting for me.
R: Okay, I'll let you go then. You take good care of Brenda, and
yourself.
S: I will Robin and you do the same.
R: I will. Good-bye Sonny.
S: Good bye Robin.
(He hangs up the phone and wipes a tear from his eye)
B: Sonny are you okay?
S: I'm fine, now let's get this show on the road!
(She takes his hand and puts it to her face)
B: I love you Sonny Corinthos.
S: I love you Brenda Barrett.
(Together they turn to face the priest and in a simple but beautiful
ceremony they are married with Jason presiding as best person as the sun
sets behind them and the waves crash on the beach. It's a full moon.
Later they get on the plane as husband and wife and leave to start their
new life together. Ten months later Brenda gives birth to a beautiful
baby girl, which they name Adela after Sonny's mom, she is the first of
three children that they have. Sonny and Brenda live a long and happy
life together and their love and passion never fades but only grows
stronger.)


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