Starting Over by Stacy


This story takes place 1 year after Brenda and Sonny were in the catacombs. Nobody in Port Charles has seen or heard from Brenda since she left right after then. She couldnít choose between Sonny and Jax. (I am not giving her a pill addiction problem) Since she couldnít choose, she decided to start life anew. She couldnít let Robin or Ned know where she was because she didnít want Sonny or Jax to find her. Lois is the only one who she had contact with.

Chapter 1

*4 months ago, Sonny started dating a new woman who came to town 5 months ago. This woman reminded him a little of Brenda. He knew that he could never love any woman like the way he loved Brenda. This womanís name is Becky. She is about 5í7Ē and she has light brown hair that goes a little below the shoulders. Becky is a thin woman. She also has a eye for fashion, but not as much as Brenda did. Becky didnít make him forget Brenda, but made it easier for him to live without Brenda.

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~At Brendaís condo in Hawaii~

*Brendaís phone rings and it is Lois on the other line*

B=Hello?

L=Bren, itís me.

B=Lo, hey. How are things? How is Brooke?

L=Everything is fine here. Brooke is great.

B=So? Whatís up?

L=There is something you should know. There are circumstances with L&B that need us back in Port Charles. I am heading back there today.

B=Lois, you know I canít go back there. I had Sonnyís kid. How would he feel if I went back there and said ďSonny meet your daughter Jessica?Ē I will tell you how he would react, he would hate me.

L=Bren, this idea of staying away from him isnít a good idea anyway. He deserves to know he has a kid. This isnít fair. Believe me I should know. You know he is the one you want to be with. Jax, finally gave up and moved away with Miranda. This is your chance. I know that I told you taht he has started seeing a someone a few months ago, but I think you should go back and fight for him. Give him a chance for you guys to be a family. He may be with someone else, but he still loves you. I know he loves you and you know that too.

B=I donít know if I can do it. How do I know that he hasnít fallen in love with this new woman in his life? What was her name again?

L=Becky.

B=Right. Maybe he doesnít even think about me anymore or us being together.

L=Címon, bren. Do you really believe that? I was just in Port Charles and I had a talk with him.

B=About?

L=Well, I will tell you this. He told me that nobody would be able to capture his heart the way you did and he could never love anyone the way he loved you.

B=He said that? Lois are you going back for good?

L=Yeah. Itís only fair. I need to be there for L&B and I canít keep Ned away from his daughter like this.

B=Okay. Iíll go back, but Iím not making any promises.

L=I know. I wonít say anything to Sonny.

B=Thanks. I need to face him on my own. Iíll be there in a few days.

L=Okay. Bye.

B=Bye.

*Brenda packs things up to go back to Port Charles*

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~2 days later~

*Brenda has the movers carry her belongings into the truck*

*Brenda stands in a empty condo with her 3 month old daughter*

B=Well Jess, it looks like weíre going home. I wonder how things will go with your daddy. Will he be able to forgive me? Do we still have a chance? I guess weíll see.

*Brenda sighs and heads out the door*

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~At the gatehouse~

*Brenda approaches the gatehouse to meet Lois. Brenda is going to stay with Lois for a little while until she finds a place to stay*

*Brenda knocks on the door*

*Lois answers it and they hug*

L=Oh my gosh, Jessica is growing so fast. She is so beautiful.

B=Yeah. She reminds me a little bit of Sonny. She sure has Sonnyís temper.

*Lois smiles*

*Brenda puts Jessica down for a nap, so that her and Lois can talk*

B=Whereís Brooke?

L=Oh, sheís with Ned.

B=I bet he loves having her here.

L=Yeah, he sure does.

B=You havenít seen Sonny have you?

L=Not since Iíve been back. He knows Iím here though. I talked to him on the phone about me coming back home. He wants me to come by with Brooke soon.

B=Oh, I just donít know how I am going to approach this with him. I mean, he is seeing someone now, so I canít exactly just pop up at his door.

L=Well, maybe we should go to Lukeís for lunch. That is if you are ready to face him.

B=Now or never I guess. Lukeís for lunch sounds like a good idea. I just hope
Becky isnít there with him for lunch or something.

B=Let me go grab Jessica and we can go.

Chapter 2

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~At Lukeís~

*Brenda and her baby along with Lois walk into Lukeís*

*Brenda sees Sonny at the bar talking to Mike. Her heart stops a beat by just being in the same room with him*

L=Nowís your chance.

B=I know. Look at him. I forgot how gorgeous he is.

L=(smiles)Go for it.

*Brenda takes a deep breath and makes her way towards Sonny*

*She stands right behind him. Mike looks right at her and his jaw dropped in disbelief. Sonny sees Mike and turns around*

*Sonny canít believe what he is seeing. He canít believe she is really back. He doesnít say anything for a few minutes. They just stand there and stare into each otherís eyes.

S=Brenda.

B=(smiles)Hi.

S=(in a slightly cold tone)I see you are back.

B=Yeah.

*Brenda is holding Jessica at the time*

S=Is that your kid?

B=(smiles)Yeah.

S=Oh, I see. I take itís Jaxís.

B=No.

S=Oh. You found someone else.

B=Sonny can we go somewhere and talk?

S=I donít think so. I donít have anything to say to you. nice to see you are back. I have to go. Bye, Mike.

M=Bye.

B=Sonny.

*Brenda tries to reach out for his arm for him to stay, but he pulls away and walks out the door*

*Brenda, then sits down at the bar and looks at Mike*

M=I canít believe you are back.

B=I wasnít planning on it, but we needed to come back for good for L&B.

M=Oh. Wait, has Lois known this whole time where you were?

B=Yes, but I made her promise not to tell anyone. Iím sorry, Mike. I didnít know what to do. My first instinct was to run and I did. I loved Sonny so much, but I loved Jax too. I was grateful to Jax. He was a good friend and he helped me through some pretty bad times in my life. I felt that I owed him. Sonnyís love scared me. The feelings for Sonny were so strong and I felt like I could still feel him even when he wasnít with me.

M=I know it was hard for you, Brenda. You speak of your love for Sonny as ďlovedĒ. Does that mean you donít love him anymore?

B=No! I love him with all of my heart and soul. Heís a part of me, Mike. I want him back, but heís so angry with me and heís with someone else right now.

M=He may be seeing someone else right now, but he isnít really WITH her. He doesnít love her. You are the only one he loves. Donít let his anger make you doubt that. Fight for him.

B=Mike, if I tell you something will you promise me not to tell Sonny? I mean, I want to be the one to tell him.

M=Of course.

B=This is his daughter, Jessica.

M=(smiles)It is. Oh my g*d, you have to tell him. He will be so happy.

B=I plan to. After Jax left with Miranda I was afraid to come back. Lois convinced me to come back and fight for Sonny. She told me to fight, so we can be a family. Me, Sonny, and Jessica. I just hope he isnít too angry with me that I kept Jessica away from him.

M=Heíll get over it. So, when are you going to tell him?

B=Well, first I have to get him to talk to me.

M=Good luck.

B=Mike, I have an idea. Iíll need your help though.

M=Anything.

B=How would you like to watch Jessica, while I go talk to Sonny?

M=I would love too. Be careful though because Becky is probably over at his place right now.

B=Yeah, I know. If I could just get him to listen to me. I know we could work this through this.

M=I know.

B=Jessica, sweetie. This is your grandpa, Mike. He is going to watch you while Mommy is gone.

M=Bren, she is only a few months old. I doubt she knows what you are saying.

B=I know, but...oh never mind.

*Brenda hands Jessica to Mike*

*Brenda walks over to Lois*

B=Lois, I am leaving Jess with Mike. Iím going to go find Sonny and make him listen to me.

L=Okay. Iíll keep a eye on Mike.

B=(smiles)Thanks. Bye.

L=Bye.

*Brenda leaves*

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~At Sonnyís penthouse~

*Brenda walks up to his door and knocks*

*A beautiful woman answers the door*

W=Can I help you?

B=Yeah. Is Sonny here?

W=No, he isnít. He went to go get some fresh air, heíll be back in a little while. Can I tell him who stopped by?

B=You can tell him Brenda did.

W=(as Brenda turns to leave)Brenda? As in, Brenda Barrett?

B=Yeah. Do I know you?

W=Iím Becky.

B=Oh. Hi. I thought that might be who you are.

Becky=Come in.

*Brenda walks in the penthouse. She notices that everything is the same*

Becky=Iíve heard a lot about you.

B=Really? From who?

Becky=Sonny, Mike, Robin. From what I hear you are the great love of Sonnyís life.

B=I donít know about that anymore. He has you now.

Becky=I guess, but I know the difference between his love for you and the way he cares about me. Believe me, Iíve know the difference too. It doesnít matter anymore though.

B=(notices Becky seems nice)Look, Becky. I came back for L&B and to fight for Sonny. I just thought you should know that.

Becky=Well, Iím sorry, but Iím with Sonny now. Iíve been here for him, you havenít.

B=I better go.

Becky=I think that would be best.

*Brenda leaves*



Chapter 3

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~At the docks~

*Brenda heads to the docks after she left the penthouse. She figures that is where Sonny would be*

*Sonny is standing at the left hand side of the docks*

*Brenda walks down the steps and Sonny sees her*

S=What are you doing here?

B=I came to find you.

S=Why? I told you I had nothing to say to you.

B=But, I have something to say to you.

S=I donít want to hear it. I donít wan to hear your excuses.

B=Sonny, you are here thinking about us, arenít you?

S=No. I have things on my mind and that is why Iím here.

B=Yeah, like us. I know you. You come here to think about us.

S=(angry)Well, I guess you donít know me very well then. I didnít come to think about us because there is no ďUSĒ

B=Stop it!!! I know you are angry. I donít blame you, but Iím back. This time for good. If you would just let me explain things to you.

S=What could you possibly say that would change my mind.

B=I donít know. Will you let me at least try.

S=I donít know.

B=Please, Sonny.

S=Fine. Not today though. When and where?

B=Okay. How about tomorrow morning at the gatehouse? Iím staying there untill I find a place to live.

S=Iíll see you then.

B=Thank you.

S=Iím not promising anything. What you have to say to me might not make one bit of difference.

B=I understand.

*Sonny leaves. Brenda stays at the docks for a new minutes*

B=(thinks to herself)I wonít give up. I know you still love me. Please donít shut me out, Sonny.

*Brenda leaves the docks*

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~Sonny goes back to his penthouse~`

*Sonny walks in the door*

Becky=Hey, sweetie.

S=(he gives her a kiss on the cheek)Hi.

Becky=Are you okay? You look a little down.

S=No, Iím just tired. Is it okay if we donít do anything tonight? Iím really wiped out.

Becky=Sure, but does this have something to do with Brenda being back in town?

S=What? How did you know she was back?

Becky=She stopped by. She was looking for you.

S=I donít want to discuss her. What did she say to you though?

Becky=Just that she was going to fight for you. I told her it didnít matter if she was back becaue you are with me now.

S=What did she say about that?

B=Nothing. She just left after that.

S=Oh.

Becky=Iíll go now. Are we still doing something tomorrow night? I mean, ALL 4 ONE is playing at Lukeís.

S=Sure, sweetie.

*Sonny gives her a small kiss and Becky goes home*

*After Becky leaves*

S=(thinks to himself)Who the h*ll does Brenda think she is coming over here and saying that to Becky. Why do I have to drop everything just because sheís back. Whatís going on with her? I still love her yes, but do I have the right to hurt Becky?

*Sonny flashes back to all the good times that him and Brenda had spent together*

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~Back at Lukeís~

*Mike is standing by the door holding Jessica*

*Brenda walks in*

B=Oh, I missed my baby girl so much.

*Brenda takes Jessica from Mike*

M=So, did you talk to Sonny?

B=Yeah. I went to Sonnyís penthouse and he wasnít there, but Becky was. I told her that I was going to fight for Sonny and she said it didnít matter because Sonny was with her now.

M=She cares a lot about him. I think she loves him. She wonít be able to keep him though. she canít compete with the love the two of you share. Did you tell Sonny about that precious baby girl?

B=no. He wouldnít give me a chance to explain anything. He is coming over to the gatehouse tomorrow morning to talk.

M=Iím glad.

B=Me too.

Chapter 4

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NOTICE: I am having Brooke be 3 years old.

~Back at the gatehouse~

*Lois returns to the gatehouse by herself. She goes to get a glass of water and grabs some L&B contracts to look at*

*Ned comes through the door with Brook*

*Ned sets Brooke down and Brook runs to Lois*

B=Mommy!

L=Hey, honey. Did you have fun with daddy?

B=Yeah.

N=I love spending time with her. Sheís my pride and joy.

L=Iím glad. It was all worth it to come back home then. She has had so much fun with you since weíve been back.

N=Iím glad. I want to watch her grow up.

L=Yeah. Well, I have a lot of L&B work to do.

N=Okay. Can I see her soon?

L=Yeah. Just call first.

N=Okay. Lois?

L=(avoiding him)I really have to get this work done.

N=Okay.

*Ned leaves*

*Brenda walks in shortly after Ned left*

L=I thought I said....oh, itís you. Sorry, Bren.

B=Yeah, I see that. Whatís up?

L=I thought it was Ned again.

B=Oh, did he bring Brooke back?

L=Yeah.

B=Hey. Whatís wrong?

L=Itís still hard to see him. Weíve both tried other realtionships over the past few years, but it never lasts. I can never love anyone the way I love Ned.

B=Yeah, I know what you mean.

L=I know you do. So, what did Sonny say?

B=He wouldnít let me explain. Heís coming over tomorrow morning to talk. Heís just so angry, Lois.

L=I know he is. I hope he can let go of that. You have to prove to him that you wonít run away this time.

B=I know. I told him that I was back for good.

L=What did he say?

B=Nothing. He doesnít think what I have to say will make a difference.

L=Heís just hurt. He felt like you ripped his heart and soul out when you just took off like that.

B=I know. It hurt me too.

L=I remember.

B=Let me go say goodnight to Brooke. I need to be up early and be ready for when Sonny comes over. I think I am going to go to bed now.

L=Okay. Goodnight, parnter. Everything will work out eventually.

*Lois and Brenda hug*

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~Next morning~

*Knock at the door*

*Lois answers it*

L=Hi, Sonny.

S=Hi. Ií, here to see Brenda.

L=Yeah, I know. Iíll go get her.

S=Yeah, you do that.

L=Sonny. Let he explain. She does love you.

S=Lois, she sure has a funny way of showing it. I promise I will let her TRY and explain. I donít expect to do any good though. I am not making any promises.

L=Sonny. Címon.

S=Okay. Just go get her.

L=Iím going.

*Lois leaves. Sonny sits down on the couch*

*Brenda comes down with Lois*

L=Iíll leave you two alone.

B=Thanks.

*Lois leaves*

B=(Sonny stands up)Thanks for coming.

S=I told you I would.

B=Right.

*Sonny stares at her. He canít believe she is standing in front of her. He knows he shouldnít give into her*

B=Can we sit down?

S=Yeah.

*They sit on the couch.m There is a whole section between them*

B=Okay. After what happened in the cave, I didnít know what to do. I knew I loved you with all my heart and soul, but Jax saved us. I owed him for that. I loved him, but ina different way.

S=I know you were grateful to him. I didnít want you to sacrifice ďUSĒ just because he saved us. Explain to me the difference you felt for me and for Jax.

B=I donít know if I can.

S=Try. Just be honest with me.

B=Iíll try. The love I felt for Jax was of a friend. He was so good to me. I just couldnít love him the way he loved me. You, well, I was never unsure of my feelings. Iíve always loved you. You were and are a part of my soul. I feel you even when iiím not with you. The love we share scares me.

S=Why?

B=Itís so strong. I get lost in you.

S=From the way I see it, our love couldnít be denied. I was the one you truly wanted to be with in your heart. None of this makes sense to me.

B=I know. I didnít know how to end things with Jax without hurting him. I couldnít do that to him.

S=So, you booked it instead?

B=Yes. Iím sorry. I didnít know what to do.

S=Save it.

B=Sonny, I want you back.

S=Thatís just too bad. You canít always have what you want. In case you havenít noticed I am seeing someone now.

B=Yeah, I have noticed. Tell me one thing.

S=(still angry)What?

B=Do you love her?

S=I care about her.

B=But do you love her?

S=Iím not going to answer that.

B=Why canít you let go of this anger and give us another chance?

S=Me? You wouldnít give us another chance almost a year ago. Why should I be the one now? Forget it, Itís too late. I am threw talking. I canít handle this anymore.

B=(yells)No, itís not too late!!

*He starts heading for the door*

B=(crying)Sonny.

*He keeps walking*

B=Sonny, you have a daughter.



Chapter 5

*Having Brenda tell Sonny that he has a daughter freezes Sonny. He doesnít move for a few minutes. brenda is still crying*

S=(he turns around)What did you say?

B=I said you have a daughter.

S=How?

B=The cave.

S=(anger builds inside him)You kept my daughter away from me? How could you!!

B=Iím sorry. After Jax left, I was afraid to come back.

S=I donít understand.

B=(still crying)Sonny, it was so hard for me to stay away. You have to believe that. When I found out I was carrying your baby, I didnít know how you would react if I told you. Even though I knew if I came back Jax wouldnít be here and you would.

S=I canít believe you. I would have taken you back with open arms, but you stayed away from me.

B=Please donít be angry.

S=(yells)ANGRY?? Iím furious with you.

B=I couldnít hurt Jax. You of all people have no right to judge me in that area.

S=What does that mean?

B=You loved me, but you stayed with Lily.

S=Itís not the same and you know it.

B=Well, maybe not exactly the same. Sonny, you loved Lily and didnít want to hurt her. I loved Jax and didnít want to hurt him.

S=Brenda, yeah I loved Lily, but my reasons of staying with her were different than your were for staying with Jax. Up until we found out that Lily was pregnant, there were two reasons I stayed with her. (a tear falls down his cheek)Number 1: To stay out of jail and number 2: To protect you and keep you safe. Donít you see I would of done anything to keep you safe?

*Brenda walks over and hugs Sonny. Sonny pulls away a few seconds after*

S=(wipes his tear away)We canít do this. Iím with someone else now. You may feel regret of not giving us another chance, but itís not going to happen this time. You blew our chance together. where is she?

B=Sheís with Ned right now. You can see her afterwards.

S=Fine. Just call me when she gets back. I canít wait to see her. I canít believe that I have a daughter. What does she look like?

B=(smiles)Sheís gorgeous. She has dark hair, and brown eyes. I canít wait for you to see her. I know Iíve made the right decision to come back home.

S=Yeah. There may be no chance for us, but there is a chance for me and my daughter.

B=Sonny.

S=No. Itís too late. I have to go.

*Sonny leaves*

*Brenda lays down and buries her head in the pillows on the couch after Sonny leaves. She is balling her eyes out.*

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~Lois walks in the gatehouse~

L=Hey, Bren. Iím home.

L=(she sees Brenda is crying)Bren? What happened?

B=(crying)Lois, he wonít give us another chance. He is so angry with me. I think I really have lost him.

*Lois hugs Brenda*

L=Honey, give him some time. Heíll come around.

B=I donít think so. He keeps on telling me itís too late and that he is now with someone else.

L=Donít buy it. He doesnít love her. Heís afraid.

B=Of what?

L=Of getting close to you again and taking the chance of having you leave again.

B=Iím not going to leave. I told him that.

L=I know that and you know that, but Sonny doesnít. You need to give him time to trust in you again. Can you do that?

B=Iíll try. I just want to be with him and be a family.

L=I know. Did you tell him about Jessica?

B=(takes a deep breath)Yeah. He is so furious about that.

L=Well, can you blame him? I mean, his first child may have been with Lily, but he lost that child in a car bomb. Then, with the woman he truly loves, he has a child and she doesnít tell him about it. He feels like heís missed out on so much. He feels betrayed.

B=You are right. It was wrong. I should of listened to you a long time ago. I should have came back to be with Sonny.

L=Itís okay. Better late than never. just donít give up on him.

B=I will never give up on Sonny. I love him. So, when is Ned coming back with Jess? I told Sonny that I would call him when they got back, so he could see her.

L=In an hour I think. Are you coming to Lukeís tonight to hear ALL 4 One?

B=Sure. Maybe Sonny will be there and he can see Jess then.

L=Yeah, I think he will. Becky will probably be with him though.

B=Doesnít bother me. I think I will bring Jessica with me.

L=I like the way you think.

*Brenda smiles*

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~At Lukeís~`

*Sonny walks in and slams the door behind him. mike and Luke are at the bar and see how upset sonny is*

S=Hey. Iíll be in the back room.

M=I bet he had his talk with Brenda.

L=Ouch. I think I will go see how he is doing.

Chapter 6

*Luke leaves to go check on Sonny*

*Phone rings*

M=Lukeís.

Becky=Hi, Mike. Is Sonny there?

M=Yeah, Heís in a meeting with Luke. Can I have him call you?

Becky=Sure.

M=Okay, bye.

Becky=Bye.

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~In Lukeís backroom~

*As luke enters the room, Sonny kicks the desk in anger and frustration*

L=Hey, man. If you are going to do that, you better tell me why. S=Itís Brenda.

L=What? Whatís going on?

S=Well, for starters, sheís back and wants me back.

L=Thatís bad news?

S=Címon. She left without a word. After I start seeing someone else, she breezes back into my life. Why should I end things with Becky and go back to Brenda?

L=Well, I am not telling you what to do, but she is the one you love.

S=Do I?

L=Oh, címon, man. Brenda is the only woman youíve truly loved. Nobody has been able to take her place. Sure, Lily and Brecky tried. Sheís the one man. You wonít be tryly happy unless you are with her.

S=Thatís what I thought too, but hten she just took off.

*Sonny smaks the door hard with his fist*

L=Sheís back now.

S=I know, but for how long?

L=Did you ask her?

S=Well, she said for good.

L=Well?

S=Do I have the right to hurt another woman who cares about me just because I love Brenda?

L=Hey. We canít control who we love. Give her a chance to make it right.

S=I donít know. You want to hear the biggest bomb?

L=What else could it possible be?

S=She had my baby. Her name is Jessica and she is three months old.

L=(in shock)Youíve got to be kidding me.

S=No, Iím not.

L=Wow. This is the best news.

S=Yeah. I canít believe that I have a daughter. she was with Ned when I was at the gatehouse talking to Brenda. I canít wait to see her.

L=This could be the perfect reason for you and brenda to get back together. You could finally be a family.

S=I donít know. I am still so angry. Itís nice to see her around though. I hate to admit it, but I have missed her.

L=You need to end things with Becky. Then make your decision.

S=I know, but I donít know if I can. She has been so good to me. I will have to wait and see. Tonight I promised her Iíd be with her to see ALL 4 ONE. Thanks, Luke.

L=Yeah.

*Knock at the door*

*Mike walks in *

M=Becky called.

S=Yeah. I better go.

*Sonny leaves*

M=Was it about Brenda?

L=Yeah. Iím hoping heíll give her another chance, especially since.....

M=The baby?

L=Yeah.

M=Brenda had me watch her last night. She is gorgeous.

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~Later that night at Lukeís~

*Sonny and Becky are sitting at a table*

*Brenda walks in with out Sonny or Becky seeing her. Brenda asks Mike if she can use Lukeís office. Mike says yeah and leads her back there*

B=Okay. Can you go tell Sonny that there is someone here to see him in Lukeís office?

M=Will do.

B=Thanks.

*Mike leaves*

*Mike walks up to Sonnyís table*

S=Hi, Mike.

M=Hi. There is someone here to see you in Lukeís office.

S=Oh, okay. Sweetie, Iíll be right back.

*Sonny gives her a kiss on the cheek*

Becky=Okay.

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~At Lukeís back office~

*Brenda has her back to Sonny. Sonny walks in and notices itís her*

S=Oh, man. I thought I told you....

*Brenda turns around with Jessica in her arms*

*Sonny stops. He canít believe how beautiful his little girl is. He looks at Brenda and thinks she looks so beautiful with his baby girl. She looks like a natural, he thinks*

S=Is it her?

B=(smiles)Yeah, it sure is.

S=Sheís beautiful. She looks so much like her mother.

B=And has the temper like her father.

S=Yeah?

B=(laughs)Yeah.

S=Can I hold her?

B=Of course. You sit down on that chair, okay?

S=Okay.

*Sonny sits down on the chair and Brenda hands her to him gently*

*Sonny looks up at Brenda and she smiles*

S=I canít believe this.

B=I know. Hold her head up.

*Brenda shows him how*



Chapter 7

S=(after brenda shows him how to hold Jessica)Like this?

B=Yeah. you look so good with her.

S=Thanks.

*Brenda and Sonn are in there for what seems like hours*

B=I guess you should go back. Beckyís probably waiting for you.

S=Yeah. I hate to leave her.

B=You can see her when you want.

S=Thanks.

*Brenda reaches down to pick up Jessica*

S=You look like a natural with her.

B=I donít know about that. I just hope I will be a good mother.

S=you will.

B=Letís go. Címon, Jessica, letís go listen to some music.

*Sonny laughs at first and then stops when him and Brendaís eyes meet*

*They head out to the club*

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~At Sonnyís table~

S=Iím sorry I took so long.

Becky=Sonny, whatís going on?

S=What do you mean?

Becky=You keep looking over at Brenda and that baby she is holding.

S=Sorry. Weíll talk about it later. Letís just enjoy the show for now.

Becky=Okay, I guess.

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~Over at Brendaís table~

*Lois looks at Brenda*

L=How was he with Jess?

B=oh, Lois, you should have seen him. He looked so good with her. I know we belong together.

L=Yeah, you do. Give it time.

B=I will. All the time in the world.

*ALL 4 ONE starts to play and Sonny and Brenda fatasize about being a family*

*Sonny and Becky get up to leave*

S=Iíll meet you in the car*

B=Okay. Donít be long.

S=I wonít.

*Becky leaves*

*Sonny walks over to Brendaís table. He sees her playing and talking with Jess. He smiles at the thought of Brenda with his child*

B=(she looks up and sees Sonny)Hi.

S=Hi. Iím leaving with Becky and I just wanted to say good night to my baby girl.

B=Oh, okay.

S=(he bends down)Good night my sweet baby girl.

*Sonny, then kisses her on the head*

S=Good night everyone.

Lois and Brenda=Good night.

*Sonny leaves*

L=Did you talk to him tonight about the two of you?

B=No. I just let him enjoy little Jessica here.

L=Thatís okay. I know he still loves you.

B=Yeah, I hope so. Hopefully heíll come around soon. I know he wants us to be a family. I hope, anyways.

L=He does.

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~Sonnyís penthouse~

*Sonny and Becky walk in *

S=Would you like something to drink?

Becky=No, I know something is going on, so just tell me.

S=Can we talk about it tomorrow?

Becky=No, we canít. I want to know now.

S=Okay, letís sit down.

*They sit down*

S=You know I care about you and wouldnít want to hurt you for anything in the world, right?

Becky=Yes, I do.

S=Itís about Brenda.

Becky=I see.

S=You know that Baby that was with her?

Becky=Yes.

S=Itís mine.

Becky=(shocked)WHAT?

S=Yeah.

Becky=I canít believe this.

S=Iím sorry, but we canít be together anymore. I know I love Brenda and I wonít be able to love anyone the way I love her. I am not even sure if I want to be with her, but I do know that I want to be a father.

Becky=So, you have to go back to her for that?

S=I told you I donít know what I want. All I know is I have to end things with ďUSĒ, so that you donít get hurt anymore.

Becky=(starts to cry)I canít believe you. You say you care about me and the minute your ex comes back you dump me like cold turkey.

S=Itís not like that. You deserve better.

Becky=I told Brenda that I have you now and it doesnít matter what she wanted. I guess it does matter, huh?

S=No, but itís about what I want. I need time to think about what I want. Sheís the mother of my child and the love of my life. Iím sorry if that hurts you, but I donít want to lie to you. I donít know if I can not be with her.

Becky=But, I love you, Sonny.

S=I really am sorry. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt you. It was easier with her away. I know you understand because of what you went through. I mean, with the love of your life leaving you.

Becky=I do understand, but I donít know if I can accept it and just let you go.

S=What else can I say?

Becky=That you wonít leave me.

S=I canít.


Chapter 8

Becky=I donít know what else you can say, Sonny. For now, I will leave, but donít think I will take this lightly.

S=I donít know what else I can say.

Becky=Me either.

*Becky gives Sonny a kiss*

Becky=Bye, Sonny.

S=(tear falls)Bye.

Becky=I wonít be going anywhere, so donít think you got rid of me that easy.

*Sonny nods his head*

*Becky leaves*

*Sonny sits there for a few minutes and then picks up the phone*

*Sonny calls the gatehouse and Lois answers*

L=Hello.

S=Lois, itís me. Is Brenda there?

L=Hey, Sonny. Yeah, hold on.

*Lois sets the phone down*

L=Bren?

B=Yeah.

L=Sonnyís on the phone.

B=(picks up phone)Hello.

S=Hi.

B=Whatís up?

S=I was wondering if you and Jessica could come over for lunch?

B=Sure. Whatís going on?

S=Good. I want to see my baby again.

B=Oh, okay.

S=And we need to talk.

B=I know. See you tomorrow.

S=Bye. Good night, Bren.

B=Good night. Iíll give Jessica a kiss for you.

S=Thanks.

*Brenda and Sonny hang up*

L=So?

B=(smiles)He wants me and Jess to come over for lunch tomorrow. He also wants ďUSĒ to talk.

L=Iím so glad.

B=Yeah. I just hope itís not bad news.

L=Me too. I bet anything it is at the very least a step in the right direction. He wants to be a family and especially with the woman he loves. I can just tell.

B=I hope so.

*They say good night and go to bed*

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~Sonnyís phone rings and itís Luke~

S=Yeah.

L=Hey. Are you coming in today?

S=Yeah, later. I, uh....I invited Brenda and Jessica over for lunch.

L=Thatís great, man. Did you end things with Becky?

S=Yeah, I did. I donít think she is going to take it lying down. I think she may not give up on me and her. I hated to hurt her, but I just canít love her the way I love Brenda. I donít know if I can forgive Brenda or if I can give her another chance. I do know that I WONíT go back to Becky. I guess time will tell, huh?

L=Yeah. Take some time and think.

S=I know I am not sure what I want, but if I gave Bren another chance, then we could finally have the family weíve always wanted.

L=I know you love her. You two will be great parents, whether together or not.

S=I hope so. So, you should see her with Jessica. She looks so good with her. So beautiful.

L=A child could change everything.

S=Who knows at this point. Iíll see you later.

L=Yeah. See ya.

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~Sonnyís penthouse~

*Knock at the door*

*Sonny opens the door and Brenda is standing there with Jessica*

B=(whispers)Hi. Sheís sleeping.

S=Hi. Come in.

*Brenda comes in*

B=Can I lay her down on the couch for a few minutes until she wakes up?

S=Of course.

*Brenda takes a few blankets out of her diper bag*

*Brenda lays a few blankets down with pillow layed around the blanket. She, then lays Jessica down.

S=She looks so beautiful.

B=Yeah.

*Brenda picks up the phone to Lois*

*Phone rings at the gatehouse*

L=Hello.

B=Lo, itís me. I left for Sonnyís. I will be home later and weíll take the girls somewhere, okay?

L=Sounds good. see you later.

B=Bye.

*Brenda is hanging up with Lois and Jessica starts crying*

S=Iíll get her.

*Brenda nods her head*

S=(he picks her up gently and carefully)Hey, honey címere. Itís daddy. Donít cry. (he looks at brenda)Does she like to be rocked?

B=(smiles adoringly)Yeah.

*As soon asa Sonny rocks her she falls asleep*


S=Sheís asleep.

B=You have the daddyís touch.

*Sonny lays her back down*

*After Jessica wakes up, Sonny and Brenda talk to her while Sonny holds her. Sonny loves the picture between the three of them*

S=Thereís something I need to say.



Chapter 9

B=Sure. Go ahead, Iím listening.

S=I want to tell you this, so that you know. I broke things off with Becky.

B=You did?

S=Yeah. I still am not sure what I want. All I know is she deserves more.

B=Sonny. I love you and I will wait forever.

*Sonny doesnít say anything, but just nods his head in agreeness*

B=Me and Jessica better go now. We have plans with Lois and Brooke.

S=oh, okay. Can I see her again soon?

B=Absolutely.

S=Good.

*Brenda packs up Jessicaís things and they leave*

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~At Lukeís~

L=(after Sonny walks in)Hey, how did things go today?

S=(smiles)Great. I think I am going to love being a dad. The more time I spend with Bren and my baby girl, the more I think I may want us to be a family.

L=Yeah. I hope everything works out.

S=Weíll see.

*Sonny and Luke start talking about the club.

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~Back at the gatehouse~

*Brenda and Jessica walk in*

L=Hi. How did everything go?

B=It was so wonderful. He is so good with her. He told me that he broke things off with Becky.

L=(smiles)Really? Thatís great.

B=Yeah. He still isnít sure what he wants though.

L=He wants to be a family, so just give it time.

B=I will. Ready to go?

L=Yeah. Let me go get Brooke.

*They all leave the gatehouse*

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~1 week later~

*Sonny is at Lukeís and him and Luke are talking about the Clu as Becky walks in and slams the door behind her*

S=(looks and sees who it is)Woa! what the.....

L=Hey, Becky. How are you?

Becky=Fine. Listen, Sonny. Iíve been thinking about what we talked about, or should I say, what you said.

S=Yeah?

L=I better leave you two to talk.

S=No, itís okay.

L=I have things to do in the back.

S=All right.

Becky=Iím sorry, but Iím NOT going to let you go back to her.

S=Itís not up to you.

Becky=(anger builds)Sonny, have you completely lost your mind? Who was the one who was there for you after she left? What kind of woman just leaves with out telling the man she supposedly loves where she is going? All she is going to do is give you pain. Why? Why canít you see that?

S=Becky, first of all I know you were there for me. I will always care for you because of that. Brenda, I donít think will hurt me. She wants us to be together and be a family again.

Becky=She doesnít care about anyone, BUT herself. She definately doesnít care about you.

S=You donít know her.

B=She sure isnít a woman you would want to be the mother of you child.

S=(trying not to hurt her anymore)Stop it, right now. I know you are hurt, but that doesnít give you the right to judge her. You have no clue about who she is.

Becky=I donít think you do, either.

S=Thatís where you are wrong. I know her better than anyone does.

Becky=Oh, really? Well, I guees you never really did care about me. I was wrong.

S=No. I did. I mean, I DO care about you.

*Becky starts to cry and bursts out the door*

*Luke comes back out*

L=Did she leave?

S=Yeah.

L=I could her her in the back. Sheís pretty mad, I take it.

S=(takes a breath)Yeah. She refuses to let me go. This is going to be harder than I thought.

L=Give her time to get over it. I hope she does, so that you can move on.

S=Yeah. Well, Iím going to go now. See you later.

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~1 week later~

*Sonny has spent a lot of time getting to know his daughter. He mostly has just spent time with Jessica alone*

*Becky decides that it is time to make a move. She heads on over to the gatehouse to talk to Brenda*

*Knock at the gatehouse and Brenda answers it*

B=Oh, hi. What can I do for you?

Becky=I have a message for you/

B=Come in.

*Becky comes in*

B=Whatís going on?

Becky=Itís about Sonny. He and I are getting back together and weíre leaving Port Charles soon.

B=Oh. He had a different story a week or so ago.

Becky=Well, he has realized that I am the one he loves.

B=Why couldnít he tell me himself.

Becky=He asked me to come and to it because he didnít want to face you. He said he wasnít up to you trying to change his mind.

B=(not sure whether to believe this)Really? Thatís not like Sonny.

Becky=Heís not the same man anymore, Brenda.

B=Thanks for coming. Bye.

*Brenda shoves Becky out and Becky leaves with a smile*

B=(talks out loud)Would Sonny really do this? How could he? I thought being a father was important to him? What am I saying, he wouldnít do this. This is not like him. I am going to go ask him myself.

Chapter 10

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~Sonnyís penthouse~

*Knock at the door and itís Brenda*

S=Hey.

B=(she pushes her way in)We need to talk.

S=okay. Whatís going on? Is it Jessica?

B=not exactly, but if what I heard is true, then it will DEFINATELY affect her too.

S=Tell me becuase you are worrying me.

B=I got a visit from Becky earlier.

S=You what? What did she say?

B=Oh, that you two are getting back together. That you realized that you love her and of course that the two of you were leaving town soon. Also, that you didnít want to tell me fact to face because you didnít want to deal with me trying to talk you out of leaving.

S=(he canít believe what he is hearing)Oh, man.

B=(she starts to think it might be true and she puts her hands over her face)Oh, my g*d. Itís true?

S=NO! Of course not. I have a daughter now and I would never leave her.

B=Is it true that you love her?

S=You know the answer to that.

B=Why canít you just be honest with me.

S=I am. Iím sorry. No, I donít love her. We arenít and never were getting back together. You know that I love you, but I donít know if thatís enough.

B=Thanks.

S=For?

B=For being honest. You know I told her that you would come and tell me to my face if it were true. She said you were a different man now.

S=You know me better than she thinks you do. Sheís very hurt, but itís gone too far. Iíll take care of it. Temember that I am not going anywhere.

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~At GH~

*While Brenda was at Sonnyís, Ned was watching Jessica and Brooke. Jessica got a fever and she had bruises on her body. Ned called Kois and they brought Jessica to GH and Allan starting running a bunch of tests*

*Allan comes into the waiting room. Lois and Ned stand up*

A=I got the test results. Did you get a hold of Brenda or Sonny?

L=No. I think I am going to try and see if she is at Sonnyís.

N=What are the results?

A=Itís not good. Iím sorry, but she is going to need a bone marrow transplant. Brenda and Sonny both need to be with her*

*Lois starts crying and Ned holds her*

N=This is like the situation with Lesly Lu?

A=Yes. She made it and I have no reason to believe Jessica wonít, but the longer we donít find a match, the less likely her chances are.

L=I canít believe this.

N=It will be okay.

L=i better see if I can get a hold of Brenda.

N=Okay. Go. Iíll stay here.

L=okay.

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~Back at Sonnyís penthouse~

*Sonny is in the kitchen and the phone rings*

S=Can you get that?

B=Sure.

B=Hello?

L=Bren?

B=Lois, whatís wrong? You sound like youíve been crying.

L=Itís Jessica. She had a fever and bruises all over her body, so Ned called me. We brought her into GH and they ran a bunch of tests. (brenda gasps)Bren, she needs a bone marrow transplant. You and Sonny better get down here right away.

*Brenda canít speak. Sonny comes out of the kitchen and sees Brendaís color in her face turn as white as a ghost. He also sees Brenda drop the phone and notices she is frozen still. He hears Loisí voice calling ďBrenĒ*

S=Bren? Whatís wrong? Youíre scaring me.

*Sonny picks up the phone and Lois tells him what she told Brenda. Sonny hangs up the phone and looks at brenda*

S=Brenda?

*Brend falls to her knees on the floor*

S=(he kneels down to her)Itís going to be okay, sweetie. I promise. Weíll get through this together.

*Sonny holds her for a few minutes*

S=We better get down there.

B=(sobbing)Yeah. I canít lose her, Sonny. She is all I have left.

S=You wonít lose her. There are so many people that love you. Youíre not alone.

B=Yeah, but sheís the only think that connects me to you anymoe.

S=(whispers)No, she isnít. She is just the strongest thing. Címon, letís go.

*Sonny lifts her up and they head to GH*

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~Back at GH~

*Brenda and Sonny come running to the waiting room*

*Lois jumps up and Ned stands up*

L=(she hugs brenda)Oh, honey. Itís okay. Weíll find a match, I just know it. This is what happened with Lesly lu and she made it and so will Jess.

B=Yeah. I want to see her.

L=Iíll show you where to go.

B=Okay. (looks at sonny)Are you coming?

S=In a minute, sweetie. I want to talk to Ned for a second.

B=Okay.

*Brenda puts on the mask and robe*

*She walks into Jessicaís room*

B=(crying)Hey, sweetie, itís mommy. Everything is going to be just fine, I promise.

*Brenda caresses Jessís face*

*Sonny is talking to Ned*

S=I just wanted to thank you for taking care of her. I will always be grateful to you for that.

N=Itís okay. I know what it is like to have a family. Thatís what the three of you are Sonny, a family.

S= I know we are.

N=You need to tell bren. You make her happy and she loves you.

S=I will. I am going to go see my baby girl now.



Chapter 11

*Sonny walks in Jessicaís romm and sees Brenda hovered over the hospital crib in tears*

S=(he puts his arms around her)It will be okay. We wonít lose our baby girl.

B=I hope your right. Son....ny, she looks so helpless. She looks so pale.

S=I know, sweetheart. I know.

B=You can leave if you want to. Iíll stay here with her. You can go see Becky if you need to.

S=I told you, I am no longer with her. There is no place I would rather be, then right here. Iím not leaving. When we find out Jess is going to be okay, the Iíll deal with Becky.

B=Thank you. Iím really glad I came back. I donít think I could go through this alone.

S=Me too. You will never be alone, I promise.

*Brenda smiles and Sonny puts his arms around her and holds her close*

*Sonny nor Brenda leave Jessicaís room that night. As much as they can sleep, they sleep on one of the chairs in the room*

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~The next day~

*Ned and Lois show up*

*Brenda and Sonny both come out to talk for a little bit, but keep an eye on Jess through the glass window*

L=Hey. How are things?

B=No change. Allan is going to come and talk to us pretty soon about being tested.

N=You know we both will get tested.

L=Oh, absolutely.

S=Thanks, guys. We really appreciate it.

B=Yeah, we do. Iím going to go back in.

S=Okay, baby.

l=(sees Sonny watch her)She needs you now more than ever.

S=I know. Iím not going anywhere. This is my family.

L=(shocked)Family?

S=(smiles)Yeah. This is what I want.

L=Does Bren know?

S=Not yet. Iíll tell her after all this mess is over.

L=Okay. Iím so happy that you made the right decision.

S=Thank you for getting her to come home.

L=(smirks)We came back for L&B.

*Lois smiles and Sonny she accepts his thank you*

S=Listen, will you guys come back here later today? I want Bren to take a break.

L=Iíll try.

S=Even if we can get her to the cafeteria.

L&N=Okay, see you later.

S=Yeah.

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~Luke and Laura arrive~

*Sonny has his hands on the glass and is looking through the glass at Brenda. He hears someone coming, so he turns around*

L=We came as soon as we heard.

S=Thanks.

Laura=I know what she is going through.

S=Yeah, I know you do. Can I ask you something, Laura?

Laura=Absolutely.

S=What can I do for her? She is in so much pain and I want to DO something.

Laura=Just be there for her and with her. Believe it or not, you being there with her through this will help tremendously. The pain wonít go away for her until she knows her baby is going to be okay. Right now, she feels as if her world is being turned upside down.

S=I know she is in pain, so am I.

Laura=I know you ar, honey.

S=Okay. I can be here. I just wish I could do more.

L=I know, man.

Laura=Iím going to go in and see her.

*Sonny nods. Laura puts on the mask and robe and enters Jessicaís room*

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~Laura enters Jessicaís room~

*Brenda doesnít even turn to look who it is*

L=(she puts her arms around Brenda)Honey, Iím sorry. Donít give up hope, It will be all right. Hang in there.

B=(she turns around and gives laura a hug)Laura. Iím glad you came. How did you do it? How did you stay strong for LuLu?

L=Gosh, it was hard. I guess you could say I must have borrowed some of Lukeís strength. It was so hard not to just lose it. I kept faith that we would find a donar. Luke being by my side helped more than I can say.

B=(smiles)Yeah. Having Sonny here with me has been great. I donít know what I would have done with out him here.

L=I know. Have you and Sonny been tested yet?

B=No. Allan is going to start testing me and sonny soon. If we arenít a match, then he will test family members. I just hope we find someone soon.

L=You know, me and Luke will be tested. We know what this is like.

B=Yeah. You understand what weíre going through more than anyone else possibly can. Thank you for saying that you will be tested.

L=Of course. You take care. I am going to go back out to Luke now.

B=Okay. Thanks for coming.

*Laura nods*

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~Outside room with Sonny and Luke~

S=This is unbelieveable. Iím trying so hard for Brenda right now, you know?

L=Yeah, I do. Just donít lose faith.

S=I wonít. I mean, I will do anything to protect my family.

L=Does this mean what I think it means?

S=Yeah. Iím going to wait to tell her. Till after this mess.

L=All right.

*Laura comes back out*

Laura=Let us know when Allan wants us to come back to be tested later. I told Brenda we would do anything we could.

S=Thank you.

*Laura gives Sonny a hug. Luke and Laura leave*

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~Sonny walks back into Jessís room~

B=Hi. We have quite the friends, donít we?

S=We sure do.

Chapter 12

~That night~

*Allan walks in*

A=How are you guys holding up?

B=Barely.

A=Okay, hereís what the next step is. We need to test the family and then we will test the friends to see if there is a match.

S=What if there isnít, then what?

A=Letís stay positive. Then, we will look at the donar list and put out a call for a donar.

B=When can we be tested?

A=We will do it first thing tomorrow.

B=Why? Why canít we do it right now?

A=Tomorrow will be soon enough.

B=(shaking)Look, this is our daughterís life weíre talking about.

A=I understand that.

*Sonny holds her to calm her down*

S=Thanks, Allan.

A=If you need anything, just let me know. I will be on call tonight.

B=Thanks.

*Allan leaves. Brenda walks over to Jess. She touches her face and bursts into tears*

S=(he walks over to her)I wnat you to come and sit down for a second.

B=Okay.

*She sits down on the chair and Sonny kneels down in front of her. He places his hands on top of hers, which are resting on her legs*

S=Itís going to be okay. We will find a donar.

B=(tears falling)I want to be strong for her.

S=(he wipes away her tears)Hey, you are strong. You are one of the strongest people I know. Brenda, feel free, if you need to, to take some of my strength.

B=I just might hold you to that. I donít know how much longer I can keep this up.

S=Will you let me hold you?

B=(smiles)Yeah.

*Brenda gets up and Sonny sits on the chair. Sonny pulls her to sit on his lap. He takes her head and lays it close to him*

S=Let it all out, baby. Iím here for you and for Jessica.

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~Lois and Ned arrive~

*Lois knocks on the glass window. Sonny and Brenda look up and join Ned and Lois outside Jessís room*

L=Have you talked to Allan yet?

B=Yeah. Weíre getting tested tomorrow morning. If neither one of us are matches, then our friends will be tested.

L=Bren, why donít we go grab something to eat?

B=Iím not going to leave Jessica. Thanks, anyways.

L=We can just go to the cafeteria. I think you need to eat.

B=Um....I donít think so.

S=Bren, I think itís a good idea. You wonít be any good to Jessica if you donít eat. You need to stay healthy. I would ask you to go home and get some rest, but I know thatís pushing it.

B=(laughs)You can say that again.

S=I will stay here. If there is any change, I will come and get you. I promise.

B=All right. Lois and Ned letís go.

L=Okay.

*Sonny whispers ďthank youĒ to Lois and Ned*

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~Back in Jessicaís room~`

*Sonny walks back in*

S=Jess, itís me. Your daddy loves you. Listen, I need you to pull through. I need and want for me, you and your mommy to be a family. Weíve all been seperated too long. I love her. I know youíre strong like your mother, so I know youíll pull through.

*Jessica wakes up and looks up at Sonny with those big brown eyes*

S=You look so much like your mother. You are going to drive the boys crazy.(he laughs)

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~Cafeteria~

B=I know you guys mean well, I just donít have much of an appetite.

L=Sweetie, I know youíre worried and scared, but you have to eat.

B=Iíll try. You know, Sonny has been like a rock for me.

N=I noticed that. Heís really come through for you this time.

B=Yeah, he has. He keeps saying that heíll always be here for me and Jess.

L=Maybe heís realizing what is really important to him.

B=Yeah. Hopefully it isnít Becky.

N=I donít think so.

*They all eat*

B=Is it okay if we go back?

L=Sure.

*Brenda goes back to Jessicaís room. Lois and Ned leave*

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~Jessicaís room~

*Brenda walks in*

B=Hi. How is she?

S=Sheís awake. Did they leave?

B=Yeah, they did. How long has she been awake?

S=Not long. Iíve been talking to her a little bit.

B=Iím glad. She probably loves that. Iím sure sheís use to your voice by now.

S=I hope so. I would do anything for her.

B=I know you would. Your a great dad, Sonny.

S=Thanks. You are a great mom.

B=(smiles)I wasnít sure if I would be.

S=I always knew you would be.

*Sonny and Brenda watch Jess for awhile. Sonny has his arms around her*



Chapter 13

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~The next morning~

*Allan walks in*

A=So, are you guys ready?

B=Yeah.

A=Who wants to go first?

S=You can go first, sweetie.

*Sonny and Brenda both have their tests done*

*Sonny comes back into the room after heís finished*

B=Did Allan say when we would know?

S=Yeah. In a few hours.

B=Good. I hope one of us can help our baby girl.

S=(hugs her)Me too, baby. me too.

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~2 hours later~

*Allan walks in with a smile on his face*

S=So, whatís the news?

A=One of you is a match.

B=Who?

A=Sonny, is a match.

*Brenda screams of joy and wraps her arms around Sonny*

A=Iím happpy he is. We will do the procedure tonight.

S=Thanks. Iím so glad I can help my baby.

*Allan leaves*

S=(throws his head back)Thank god! I canít believe I can help her.

B=(walks to the window)Iím so happy.

S=Brenda, I need to tell you something. Will you come and sit down?

B=Sure.

*Brenda sits on a chair. Sonny pulls his chair right in front of her*

S=I......I love you, Brenda. I want us to be a family.

B=(cries)What?

S=Yeah. We were meant to be together. There is a just no way around that. Iíve always wanted a family. There isnít anyone else I would want to have a family with.

*Brenda with tears streaming hugs Sonny tightly*

B=I love you.

*Brenda pulls away and gives Sonny a soft long kiss*

B=I thought I lost you forever.

S=You will never lose me. Iím here for you and Jess, always.

B=Do you know how long Iíve waited for us to be together?

S=Probably as long as I have.

B=Iíve missed us.

S=Me too.

*Brenda gets off her chair and goes and sits on Sonnyís lap*

B=(she touches his face)Weíre a family now.

S=That we are, babe. I want you to know that I will do anything and everything to protect the both of you.

B=I know you will.

S=I have everything that Iíve ever wanted in life.

B=(gets up and holds out her hands)Come here with me.

S=Okay.

*They walk over to Jessicaís hospital crib*

B=(sonny has his arms around her waist)Because of you our family will stay a family. I love you.

S=I love you, too. I am glad I can do something to help her.

B=Me too.

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~Later that night~

*Allan comes in*

A=Sonny, are you ready?

S=Sure am. Letís get this done, so we can get her home.

A=Okay, letís go. Oh, Brenda, it will be a few hours before you can see either one.

B=(sonny and jess are about to leave)Sonny? I love you.

S=I love you, too, sweetie. Weíll be just fine.

B=Thank you.

*Sonny nods*

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~1 hour later~

*Sonny and Jessica are still in surgery. Brenda goes to call Ned and Lois. She decides she will call Luke and Laura next*

*Jason and Robin will be coming back in a week or so from their vacation. They wanted to come back sooner, but Sonny wouldnít let them*

*phone rings at the gatehouse*

L=Hello?

B=Lois, itís me.

L=Bren? Did you and Sonny get tested?

B=Yeah. You will never believe this, but Sonny was a match for our little girl.

L=(overjoyed)Really? Wow. That must make him feel so good and relieved at the sametime.

B=Yeah. He also told me that he wants us to be a family.

L=Bren, Iím so happy for you. You see, he never stopped loving you.

B=I know. They should be back in anm hour or so and then Iíll call you.

L=okay. Talk to you later.

*They hang up*

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~Ned and Lois at the gatehouse~

N=Good news I take it?

L=Yeah. Sonny is the match.

N=Thatís wonderful. That must make him feel so good.

L=Yeah. He also told Bren that he wants them to be a family.

N=Itís about time. Theyíve been apart for way too long. Theyíre meant to be together. Just like we are, Lois.

L=Ned. Iím not quite ready yet. I need a little more time with everything thatís been going on with Jess. I havenít thought too much about it.

N=I understand. I will give you all the time you need.

L=Thanks.

Chapter 14

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~Brenda calls Luke and Laura~

*Phone rings*

Laura=Hello.

B=Hi.

L=Brenda, whatís going on?

B=Sonny was a match.

L=Oh, thank god. I am so happy for you.

B=Thank you. I am so happy too. Well, I better go. They should be done with the procedure soon, but I wanted to let you know what was going on.

L=Thanks for calling. I will tell Luke. Bye.

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~1 1/2 hours later~

*Brenda is sitting in Jessicaís room in the chair. She is getting worried that she hasnít heard anything from Allan yet*

*Allan enters*

A=(brenda jumps up)Sorry, it took a little longer than expected.

B=Did something go wrong?

A=Oh, no. Everything went very well. Your little girl is going to be just fine.

B=And Sonny?

A=Sonny will be fine too?

B=Good. When can I take them home?

A=Um...in a few days.

B=Okay. Thank you for everything, Allan.

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~3 days later~

*Brenda is taking Jessica and Sonny home*

*Sonny comes in the room*

S=Hey. Is our little girl ready to go?

B=Yeah.

S=Will you come home with me?

B=I will take you home, Sonny. Do you even need to ask that?

S=No, I mean, will the two of you move in with me?

B=(surprised)Do you mean it?

S=Of course I do. I want the two of you with me always.

B=(smiles)I want to be with you too. Yes, I will move in with you.

S=Good. Youíve just made me the happiest man in the world.

*Brendaz gives Sonny a hug and kiss*

B=Did you hear that Jess? Weíre going to be living with your daddy.

*Sonny smiles*

*They take Jessica and leave to go home to Sonnyís penthouse*

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~Sonnyís penthouse~

*They walk in*

B=Will you call Lois and Ned, Jason and Robin, Luke and Laura? Tell them how everything went and that we are home now.

S=Sure will. Why donít you and Jess go lay in my bed upstairs. Iíll be up in a minute.

B=Okay.

*Sonny calls his friends and then walks up to join Brenda and Jess in the bed*



Chapter 15

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~Sonnyís bedroom~

*Sonny walks in the room and sees Brenda with Jessica laying right next to her on the bed sound asleep. He crawls into the bed and wra[s his arms around Bren*

B=(this wakes her up and whispers)Hi. Did you call everybody?

S=Yep. I know you must be exhausted Bren, so go to sleep.

B=Iím fine.

S=Are you sure?

B=How can I not be, I mean, I have you donít I ?

S=You sure do. You will always have me Bren, I swear. I love you.

B=I love you, too. You have made me so happy.

S=(kisses her head)Iím glad. All I want is to make you happy. You know that donít you?

B=Yes, I do. Sonny?

S=Yeah?

B=I want it to work out between us more than anything. I need for us to have trust and honesty. Can you do that?

S=Yes, thatís what I want for us, too. I was just afraid to be open and honest with you before because I was afraid I would lose you if you knew the truth. I just couldnít risk that, but I lost you anyways.

B=(she reaches her hand back and touches Sonnyís face)You wouldnít have lost me. I loved you with my heart and soul. All I wanted was for you to be safe. I didnít want to lose you by death. I let Ned and everyone else talk me into this because they convinced me it would be the best thing. Iím sorry. I know and understand why now. Itís okay. I canít believe we finally made it and here we are together with a little girl.

S=I know you are sorry for the wire. We forgave each other and I want to start fresh.

B=Me too.

S=I have a family now. Thank you.

B=No, thank you. You saved Jessís life.

S=(whispers)Yeah.

B=I canít imagine my life without you.

S=Me either. You and Jess are my life.

B=Will you promise me that you will be safe in your ďbusinessĒ?

S=I promise. I wonít do anything to miss out on our lives together.

B=Okay. Now, I hate to bring this up, but have you decided what you are going to do about Becky?

S=Thatís okay. Iím going to go over to her house and talk to her tomorrow.

B=Good. I want her to move on. I donít want her wanting you and doing reverthing she can to get you back.

S=She wonít. I donít want to be with anyone, but you. So, donít worry. I wonít let her come between us.

B=I know. I trust you completelt.

S=(leans over an gives her a kiss)Iím glad.

*Sonny gets up out of bed and goes and lays on the other side of Jessica*

*Sonny grabs Brendaís hands and holds it*

S=She looks so much like you.

B=You think?

S=Definately.

*Brenda smiles*

*Brenda falls asleep and Sonny lays there watching them. He realizes how much he has right here in front of him and how close he came to throwing it all away*

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~The next morning~

*Brenda has been up with Jessica (whoís now 5 months old)feeding her*

*Sonny wakes up and Brenda and Jess are no where to be seen (in his room or upstairs)*

S=Brenda? Where are you?

B=(yells from downstairs)Iím down here.

*Sonny comes downstairs and sees Brenda feeding Jessica on a chair*

S=(he wipes his eyes)Hey. Is something wrong? Why are you up so early?

B=No. Our baby is hungry. Get use to it, sweetie. Iím usually up this early or earlier with her.

S=Really? Wow. I guess I am in for a lot of changes around here.

B=Yeah. Are you sure you are ready for that?

S=Of course.

B=(laughs)Okay, weíll see.

S=Listen, what do you have planned for today?

B=Not too much. Iíll probably stop by and see Lois.

S=Sounds good. I am going to go talk to Becky today.

B=Oh.

*Brenda sets the bottle down and rocks Jessica*

B=Good luck.

S=Yeah. Please tell me your not worried.

B=I wish I could, but weíre talking about a woman who came to tell me you guys were taking off together.

S=I know. It will be over soon, I promise. I wonít let her EVER come between us. Our love is stronger than ever now.

B=Okay. I want to go take a shower, so I cna go see Lois. Jessica is sleeping now, so if I lay her on the couch will you watch her?

S=(smiles)Of course. I would love to watch my baby girl.

B=Thanks.

S=Donít mention it.

*Brenda leaves*

*Brenda finishes getting ready and then comes downstairs. She sees Sonny kneeling next to Jessica and is watching her*

B=So, when are you leaving?

S=I will get ready really soon. Iíll leave shortly after you.

B=Okay. You go get dressed and I will get Jess ready will you be gone long?

S=All right. No, I shouldnít be gone long. I want to hurry and get this over with. Iíll be back as soon as I can.

*Sonny gets reaady. Brenda gets Jessica ready*

B=Sonny, I have to go now.

*Sonny comes downstairs and walks her to the door. Brenda gives him a passionate kiss and then pulls away*

S=Whatís that for?

B=Donít forget whatís back here waiting for you.

S=(smiles)I know. Believe me, I could never forget.

B=Okay. Well, I better go see Lois. See you soon?

S=Yeah.

*Sonny kisses Jessica on the head*

S=Goodbye, Jess. See you and your mommy soon. I love you(looks at brenda)both.

B=(smiles)Bye.

*Brenda leaves and Sonny closes the door*

S=(he leans up against the door)Iíll be back soon, baby.

*Sonny leaves the penthouse for Beckyís apartment*

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~Beckyís apartment~

*Sonny knocks on the door*

B=Coming!

*Becky opened the door and sees Sonny standing there and she gets the wrong impression of his visit and she hugs him*

S=(he pulls her off of him)No. Stop it.

B=Sonny, I knew if I gave you space, then you would make the right decision.

S=May I come in?

B=Oh, of course.

*They walk in the apartment*

*They are in Beckyís apartment*

S=I have made the right decision. Me and Brenda are back together.

B=(angry)What? Your just being stupid, Sonny.

S=No, Iím not. I would have been here sooner, but my baby girl had A Plastic Anemia and I was her donar. Having her in that predicament made me realize whatís important to me and what I want.

B=Which is?

S=Which is, Brenda and a family with Brenda. They are my life.

B=You didnít think that when she was gone and (shouts)I was here.

S=No, Iíve always loved Brenda with all my heart and soul. There never was another woman for me. I mean, Iíve cared for other women, but nobody has captured my heart like she has. Iím sorry that you got hurt, but that doesnít give you ANY right to lie to Brenda about us.

B=Oh, she told you about my visit?

S=Yes. I was very angry. What do you think would accomplish by doing that?

B=That she would forget about you and give up on you.

S=Well, you misjudged her and the strong commection between me and Brenda. She would have never given up. She would never forget about me or our love and I could never forget about her either.

B=Fine, what do you want me to do? Apologize to her?

S=No. I want you to stay away from Brenda and Jessica. I donít want you near us. Please. I donít want Brenda to worry about anthing else. I know this hurts you, but this is the way it has to be.

B=Should I leave port charles then?

S=You do what you want. Iím sorry, but this is the way it was meant to be.

B=(cries)Just go.

S=Okay. I do care about you. I want you to know that.

B=I'm going to leave for Paris tonight. i hot a job offer there.

S=I'm happy for you. You'll find someone new, i know that. This is right for
everyone.

B=Go. You disappoint me Sonny. You aren't who I thought you were or who
loved.

S=I am who i am and that person is the one for Brenda and not you. This is just
the way it is and i can't help it. I've tried before to make our love for each other go
away, but i never could and i don't want to.

B=Bye.

*Sonny says goodbye and leaves*

Chapter16(sorry I put chapter 16 half way down chapter 15. This is the real ch.16)

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~At the gatehouse~

*Brenda walks in*

B=Hello? Lois are you here?

*Lois comes running downstairs and gives her a big hug*

L=Iím so glad that everyoneís home. So, are you coming back home? Where is your stuff from the hospital?

B=At Sonnyís.

L=Letís sit down.

B=(they sit down)Okay.

L=Okay, girlfriend, whatís going on?

B(laughs)Sonny wants me and Jessica to move in.

L=(smiles)Oh, honey. Iím so happy for you guys. You have a real family now.

B=Yeah. He is over talking with Becky right now.

L=(confused)Why? What does she have to do with anything. I thought he broke it off with her.

B=Oh, you donít know. Everthing happened so quickly with Jess and I didnít have time to tell you.

L=Tell me what?

B=Ready for this?

L=Yeah.

B=The day that Jessica went into the hospital, I got a visit from Becky. She told me that Sonny realized that he loved her and that they were leaving town. When I asked her why he didnít come and tell me himself she said that he didnít want to bother with me trying to change his mind and that he was a different person now.

L=(surprised)She didnít?

B=Yeah. Do you know what it was like to hear that? It was like my heart crumpled into a million pieces. I believed it for about a minute. See, it didnít make any sense to me because he told me that they were never getting back together just the week before.

L=So, you went to go talk to him?

B=Yep. He swore to me that it was over with Becky and that he would fix it. But, then we had that situation with Jess to worry about.

L=I canít believe this. What was she thinking.

B=I donít know and I donít care. I have Sonny back now and he swears that he wonít let her come between us.

L=Of course he wonít. He loves you, not her. He now knows exactly what he wants and he wonít let anyone interfere with that.

B=I know. I am so happy right now.

L=Iím glad. You both deserve it.

B=Yeah.

L=Do you want to put Jess down for a nap and we can do some L&B stuff?

B=Sure.

*Brenda starts to get up*

L=Can I? Iím just so excited sheís back.

B=(smiles)Yeah.

*Lois puts Jessica down and comes back downstairs*

B=So, whereís Ned?

L=Oh. At work.

B=You two looked a little closer at the hospital.

L=Yeah, we were. Weíve grown a lot closer because of Brooke. Weíve talked about getting back together, but I told him Iím not ready yet.

B=You love him, Lois. He wonít love anyone like the way he loves you. You wonít either. Itís like me and Sonny.

L=I know. I just donít want to turn into one of them.

B=You wonít.

L=Iíll give it some thought.

B=Okay.

*They work on some L&B stuff*

B=I should go back to Sonnyís and see how things went.

L=All right.


Chapter 17

B=I know we just got her back, but I was thinking that what would you think of a special night. Just the two of us. I think we could use that. What do you say?

S=I would love it.

B=Good answer. Let me go call Lois and ask her if she wonít mind if Jessica stayed there until tomorrow.

S=(gives her a kiss)Okay. Let me make a few arrangements. Weíre staying in tonight.

B=(smiles)Okay.

*Sonny heads up stairs to make some calls. Brenda calls Lois to ask if Jess can stay there. Lois loves the idea*

*Brenda comes upstairs*

S=Hi. What did she say?

B=(whispers)Yes. She said she would love to.

S=Good.

B=Well, Iím going to go take a shower and get dressed.

S=All right. Let me know before you come down.

B=okay.

*Brenda heads upstairs. Sonny has someone bring dinner. He sets the table with a bouqet in the center with two candels lit on each side and candles around the living room. He has ďtheir songsĒon CDís playing and only those*

B=Sonny, Iím done.

S=Okay. Come down.

*Brenda omes down looking so beautiful in Sonnyís favorite red dress with her hair down*

S=Wow. You look beautiful.

B=Thanks. So do you. When did you change?

S=When you were in the bathroom.

B=Sonny, everthing looks so beautiful.

S=I wanted it to be special.

B=(smiles and walks up to him and wraps her arms around his neck)No matter where we are, it will be special. As long as weíre together.

S=Weíll always be together.

*Brenda gives hima hug and a passionate kiss*

S=(pulls away)Woa! We better eat.

B=(laughs)Okay.

*They eat. They talk about Jessica*

S=Will you dance with me?

B=I would love to.

*Sonnt pulls her close and holds her while they dance to one of ďtheirĒsongs*

*Brenda pulls back and starts kissing Sonny passioantely. He pulls away*

S=Brenda.....

B=What? Sonny, make love to me. Itís been way too long.

S=Are you sure?

*Brenda kisses him*

B=Does that answer your question?

*Sonny kisses her and carries her upstairs. He sets her on the bed and she kneels on the end of the bed (on the edge). Sonny comes up to her and they start kissing passionately*

*Their kisses turn intense and they fall back on the bed. They make love for hours*

*They wake up at the crack of dawn. Sonny wraps his arms around her*

B=Sonny. Iíve never been so happy.

S=Me either. (whispers)You complete me. (normal voice)I always knew something was missing from the moment we split up. It was you. When Iím with you, I feel whole. You have made all my dreams come true.

B=So, have you. For me that is. Everything you feel about us, I feel the same.

S=I know.

*Sonny kisses her head*

B=Can I ask you something without you getting mad or angry?

S=Of course. You can tell me anything. I hope you know that.

B=I do.

S=Okay. So, whatís on your mind?

B=Well, Iím just laying here wondering if you feel weird for us making love where you and........where you and Lily made love?

S=Brenda. Can we not talk about her? That is a painful part of my life. I want to concentrate on whatís a happy in our lives. Like the family we have.

B=I know. I donít want to talk too much about this. I just need to figure out a few things. Will you answer a few questions and talk to me about it a little. I mean, I know you have always loved me.

S=Let me just say a few things first. okay, I know you are uneasy about me and Lily and the life we had. She was a woman I did love yes, but not the kind of love I have always shared for you. She was like a good friend. I didnít think of her once when we made love last night. I now the difference between the loves. When I slept with Lily in our apartment above Lukeís, I couldnít help but think of you. Memories of us fled my mind while in that room. You have that effect on me. This is what was meant to be, Brenda. We belong together.

B=(tears slowly fall)I know we were meant to be together. I always knew that. Iím glad to know that you always did too. You know, this almost didnít happen. WE almost werenít together. Lily would of been the one you were sharing your life and a family with, not me.

S=I know. Fate brought us back together. (he kisses her and they fall back on the bed and make love)
Chapter 18

*They lay there holding each other*

S=Brenda, I promise to always make you happy.

B=You already do. As long as Iím with you, Iím happy.

S=Iím glad. Do you feel better about this whole Lily situation?

B=Yeah. Iím sorry I brought it up. It just feels to make love to you here where the two of you slept night after night. Thatís all.

S=You know we can talk about anything. I have an idea.

B=What?

S=What do you say we redecorate and get rid of everthing, so it doesnít feel like this is where Lily and I lived to you?

B=Sonny, you donít have to do that for me.

S=Iím not. Iím doing it for our family. We would keep stoneís rom the way it is, and the empty room next to his could be Jessicaís.

B=I love the idea.

S=Okay. Why donít we go somewhere for the weekend, so that it could be all done by the time we get back.

B=Really?

S=Yeah. What do you say?

B=I would love to.

S=Good. Me, you and Jessica could spend some quality time together.

B=You are so good to us. Letís leave tomorrow.

S=Perfect. Iím going to go talk to Luke at the club. I have to do some work and then we can pack to go tomorrow.

B=Okay. I will go get some stuff for our trip and then go pick up Jessica. Oh, wait. Where are we going?

S=You leave that up to me. Itís a surprise.

B=All right. All right.

*They get up and get dressed*

*Brenda comes downstairs and sees Sonny is on the phone. She wraps her arms around his body*

*Sonny gets off the phone and turns around*

S=Hey. You look great.

B=Thanks.

S=You know I canít even describe how full my life is.

B=You donít have to say anything. I know.

S=(he kisses her)Okay. So, Iíll see you soon?

B=Absolutely. I better go. I miss our baby.

S=Me too, so dontí be too long.

B=We wonít.

*Brenda leaves. Sonny calls and makes reservations and plans for their weekend trip*

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~At the Club~

*Sonny walks in*

L=(luke)Hey, partner. Howís your little girl doing?

S=Great! She spent the night at Loisí last night and me and Brenda shared a special night together.

L=Oh, I am so happy for the both of you. I told you it would work out. So, did you deal with Becky?

S=Yeah. She left for Paris.

L=Oh. Well, thatís probably for the best.

S=Yeah. Anyways, would it be okay if I was not here this weekend?

L=Sure. Whatís up?

S=I am taking Brenda to puerto Rico for a little R&R. We are having the penthouse redecorated completely. Brenda feels a little uneasy about living there because itís where I shared my life with Lily.

L=Well, I donít blame her, but since when was she living with you?

S=(smiles)oh, you donít know. I asked her to move in, with Jessica.

L=Great. Finally, the way it should be.

S=I know.

L=Does she know where youíre taking her?

S=No, itís a surprise.

L=Sheíll love it.

S=Yeah. I hope so, weíre taking Jess and weíre going to all spend some quality time together.

L=Have fun.

*Sonny does work at the club*

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~Later that night at Sonnyís penthouse~

*Brenda walks in*

B=Sonny, Iím home.

S=(he comes downstairs)Hey, baby. I missed you.

B=(laughs)Sonny, I was only gone for the afternoon.

S=So, is it a crime that I missed you?

B=No. I missed you too, but then again, I always miss you.

S=Same here. Can I hold her?

*Brenda shakes her head yes. They go sit on the couch and she hands him Jessica and sits right next to him with her arm around him*

B=I love this. I want you to know that I am glad that you are the father of my baby.

S=Me too. I canít imagine any other person I would want to have children with.

*Brenda lays her head on Sonnyís shoulder*

B=Why donít I go feed her and then we can have some time to ourselves. She is a little tired.

S=Okay. I would love that.

*Brenda picks Jess up and heads upstairs. She feeds Jess and puts her down for the night in Sonnyís bed. She heads back downstairs. Sonny is sitting on the couch with a drink in his hands*

B=Hey.

*Sonny holds out his arms and she sits on his lap. She gives him a long hug*

B=How are you?

S=I couldnít be any better.

B=Do you have somewhere else to be tonight because I can pack for us, if you do.

S=No. Iím not going anywhere, but help you pack.

B=(smiles)Oh, you are?

S=(smiles)Yes, letís go.

*Sonny drags her upsairs. They decide to move Jess inot Stoneís room, so they donít wake her*

S=So, whatís in all these bags?




Chapter 19

B=Whatís in these bags? Oh, some things for the weekend. You wouldnít tell me where we were going, so I bought clothes for summer and some for winter. You forgot what I was like with clothes, didnít you?

S=I guess a little. But, thatís okay.

*They pack together and enjoy the time together. They go back downstairs. Sonny sits on the couch and strretches out. Brenda lays between his legs and up aginst his body. Sonny wraps his arms around her*

S=See, what youíve done to me?

B=What do you mean?

S=Just being home with you makes me happy. Whether itís packing with you or spending time with our daughter. I never thought I would have this or want this. But, I do. That is the greatest gift you could have ever given me*

B=You have given me so much, too. I am glad I was able to give you a baby. I am happy that it was me.

S=(whispers)Yeah.

B=We should probably go get some sleep, so that we can leave in the morning.

S=Yeah, letís go.

B=Thats a good idea.

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~Later that night in bed~

*Jessica starts crying, Brenda starts to get out of bed*

S=Let me go. You go back to sleep.

B=(smiles) Thanks.

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~Stoneís room~

*Sonny picks Jessica up and walks around with her*

S=Hey, donít cry. Itís okay, daddyís here. You have to get some sleep, sweetie. Me, you and your mommy are going to go on a trip tomorrow.

*Jessica falls asleep in Sonnyís armss and he kisses her forehead and says ďI love youĒ to her. Hey lays her back on Stoneís bed. On Stoneís bed it has pillows around her so she wonít fall off the bed*

*He goes back to where Brenda is*

B=Did she go back to sleep?

S=Yeah.

B=Come here.

*Brenda holds her arms out and he gets into bed. They cuddle with each other until the morning*

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~Next morning~

*They all get up and get ready. Sonny brings their bags out to the limo*

S=Brenda, itís time to go. Our private jet leaves in an hour.

B=Coming.

*They leave (p.s. Jessica is almost a yr. old)

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~Arrive at their destination~

B=Sonny, will you please tell me where weíre going?

S=okay. We are in Puerto Rico. Weíre staying in the same room and the same suite. Robin and Jason are meeting us there, too.

B=(excited)Are you kidding me? This is so wonderful. I canít wait to see them. Do they know about ďUSĒ?

S=Yeah. I told them everything. When I told them that I was bringing you and Jess here, they wanted to cut their trip short and come and see us. They said we might need a break to just spend some quality time together. They would like to watch Jess. They canít wait to see her.

B=Theyíre so thoughtful and I love the idea.

S=Good. They will pick us up at the airport.

B=This is so great.


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~At the airport~

*Robin and Jason spot them*

R=(she waves for them to come their way)Brenda, Sonny.

*Brenda and Sonny see them and they head towards Robin and Jason*

B=(gives Robin a hug)Iím so glad to see you.

R=Me too. Oh, Brenda she is so gorgeous. she looks so much like you.

B=(looks at Sonny)Thatís what Sonny said.

R=Itís true. Iím so glad that Jess is all right. Sheís so precious. Iíve been praying and thinking about her everday.

*Robin hug Sonny*

R=(whispers in his ear)I am so happy for you.

*Sonny shakes his head in agreeness*

J=Hey, man. Itís good to see you.

S=Yeah, you too.

J=Should we get to the resort and get you checked in?

S=Sounds good.

*They leave*

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~~At the resort~

*They all check in. Robin and jason go to Sonny and Brendaís room after they get their bags into their room*

*Jason knocks on the door and Sonny answers it*

S=Hey, guys. Come in.

R=Whereís Bren?

S=Oh, sheís on the terrace with Jessica.

R=Iím going to go talk to her. You guys stay here and talk.

S=All right.

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~Jason and Sonny talk~

J=You look happy.

S=(smiles that killer smile)I am. There is nothing else I could ever want. Brenda makes me so happy. I mean, how could she not? She gave me a baby girl. My life is so full right now.

J=Iím glad. I want you to be happy. Robin always said that she knew you two would eventually reunite and when Brenda came back, she knew it was only a matter of time. She loves you both.

S=We love her. Brenda and Jessica are my life. I would do anything to keep them safe.

J=I know and you will.

S=Damn straight.

J=Your baby is so beautiful. She looks a lot like Brenda.

S=Yeah, she does. She has my temper, though.




Chapter 20

*Last time Robin and Jason met Brenda, Sonny, and Jessica at the airport. We left Jason and sonny talking and we will continue first with Robin and Brendaís conversation and go on from there. Hope you are still enjoying!

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~Brenda and Robin~

R=Hey, Bren.

B=Hey. Is Jason here?

R=Yeah, he is with Sonny.

B=Oh, a guy talk, huh?

R=(laughs a bit)Yeah. You look so good with her, you know?

B=It feels right. I am so happy that I had Sonnyís baby. He has made me so happy.

R=I can see that. So, Jessicaís illness sure brought you two close again?

B=Yeah, you can say that again. Sonny realized that he loved me and couldnít stay with Becky.

R=Iím glad. I knew you were meant to be.

B=Me too. My heart just stopped when I saw Sonny with Becky.

R=I bet. He was so hurt when you left.

B=I know I hurt him and I am going to spend the rest of my life making it up to him.

R=Just be happy.

B=I will. You too.

R=I am. I love Jason so much.

B=I know. And he loves you, too.

R=Yeah.

*Robin holds Jessica for a little bit*

B=I guess we should get back to the guys.

R=Yeah.

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~Brenda and Robin join Jason and Sonny in the living room of the suite*

B=Hey, guys. What are you talking about?

S=(he walks over to Brenda and his daughter)The beautiful women in our lives and how lucky we are.

B=Oh, yeah?

S=Yeah.

*Sonny gives her a kiss and Jason gives Robin one, too*

R=So, what are we all doing tonight?

J=Should we go out to dinner?

S=Sounds good. We donít want to be out too late if we have Jess with us.

R=Okay, thatís fine. How about me and Jason take Jessica ALL day tomorrow and you and Bren spend the entire day together? How does that sound?

B=Are you sure you donít mind?

R=Mind? Of course not. I havenít gotten to spend time with Jessica. Anyways, are you telling me you donít want to spend anytime with Sonny ALONE?

S=(teasingly)Yeah, is that what youíre telling her?

B=Of course not. Donít you and Jason want to spend some time together?

R=We have. Donít worry. Weíll watch Jessica together.

S=Then, itís settled. Letís go eat.

B=Okay.

*They leave to go have dinner. Then, they both go to their separate rooms.*

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~Jason and Robin in their room~

*They come in and Robin sits on the couch in the living room of their suite*

R=Jessica is so beautiful, isnít she?

J=Yeah, she is. Sonny is happy and I am happy for him.

R=That he is. I havenít seen him like this for so long.

J=I think she saved him.

R=I know. Sheís always had that affect with him.

J=Really? Thatís good.

R=Brenda has always been the one for him. Even when he was married to Lily.

J=I thought he loved Lily?

R=He did, but not in the same way he loved Brenda. Brenda was his life. His heart and his soul. He couldnít stop loving her, no matter what. Sonny loved lily the way Brenda loved Jax. You know what I mean?

J=Yeah. Itís the way I feel about you?

R=Oh, yeah?

J=Yeah.

R=Are you going to come and sit by me or stand in the doorway all night?

J=Oh, Iím sorry.

R=Donít be sorry. Just come and sit by me.

J=Coming.

*Jason goes over and sits by Robin*

R=I love being here with you.

J=Me too. So, what are we going to do tomorrow with Jess?

R=I donít know. Letís not think about that right now.

*Robin smiles and Jason gives her a kiss*

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~Back at Brenda and Sonnyís Room~

*They walk in*

S=It was a fun time with Robin and Jason.

B=Yeah, it sure was. They are so cute together.

S=Yeah.

B=(she has Jessica in her arms)Oh, look she fell asleep.

S=(smiles and whispers)Yeah.

B=Let me lay her down in the bedroom and then Iíll be right back.

S=Okay.

*Brenda leaves and Sonny goes over to the terrace and opens the doors and looks outside*

*Brenda comes back*

B=(she goes up and wraps her arms around Sonnyís waist)Um......What are you thinking about?

S=(smiles)About us?

B=What? Is something the matter?

S=(turns around and looks at her)Of course not. I just worry sometimes. Thatís all.

B=About what?

S=Well, about something happening to you. Like you know, what happened to Lily.

B=Honey, nothing will happen to me. Youíll protect me now.

S=But, what if I canít. What if........what if I Lose you. Brenda, if I lost you I donít know what I would do. I couldnít live without you.

B=Sonny, you wonít have to. But.......

S=But what?

B=(she walks away from him)If something did happen, you would have to go on without me. You would have to find someone else.

S=(walks up to her and touches her face)Are you kidding me? There is nobody out there that I could love like you. You are my world, brenda. You and Jessica.

B=(starts to cry)Sonny. You went on with your life when Lily died.

S=That wasnít the same and you know it. I didnít love Lily the way I love you. I donít even want to imagine what life would be like without you. I mean, not after this. Being together with a baby. Whatís wrong?

B=I just love you so much.

S=I know and I love you, too.

B=Donít worry, okay? You wonít lose me. I wonít let you.

S=Iíll try.

B=Thatís all I am asking. Now hold me.

S=Okay. You donít have to ask me twice.

*Sonny and Brenda hold each other for what seems like hours to them*

B=We probably should go to bed.

S=Yeah. We have a big day ahead of us. Just the two of us.

B=I canít wait.

S=Me either.



Chapter 21

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~The next morning~

*Brenda is feeding Jessica and Sonny is on the phone. Brenda, then gets Jessica dressed. There is a knock at the door.*

S=Iíll get it, sweetie.

B=Okay. Iíll be out in a minute.

S=Okay.

*Sonny goes to answer the door. Robin and Jason are at the door*

R=Hey. Are you ready to hand her over to us?

S=Hi, to you too.

R=Oh, Iím sorry. Good morning, Sonny.

*Robin gives Sonny a hug*

S=Come in, guys.

R=Are Brenda and the baby up yet?

S=Are you kidding? Brenda is always up at the crack of dawn with her.

R=(laughs)Brenda????

S=(laughs)Yeah, I know. Thatís what I thought too. She doesnít complain though.

R=Thatís because she loves her.

S=Yeah. She should be out in a second.

B=Sonny, whoís here?

S=Robin and Jason. They came to take our Baby from us!

B=(laughs)Oh, yeah? Iíll be right out.

*Brenda comes out with Jessica*

B=So, whatís this I hear? You are taking her from us?

R=oh, Bren, just for the day. Donít worry, she will be fine with us.

B=Okay.

*Brenda gives everything to Robin. Robin takes jessica and they leave.*

S=Oh, now what are we going to do?

B=I donít know. Got any brilliant ideas Mr. Crointhos?

S=(smiles)Well, I am sure I can come up with a few, Ms. Barrett.

B=Good.

S=Címon. Letís go.

B=Where are ďWEĒ going?

S=Enough with the questions.

*Sonny drags her out of their room. They head for the beach*

B=(as they walk down to the beach)Itís so beautiful out here isnít it?

S=Yeah, it is and so are you.

B=(smiles)Thanks, but that wasnít what I was fishing for.

S=So, thatís what you got.

B=I love you.

S=I love you, too.

*Sonny takes her hand and they walk hand and hand on the beach. Brenda Ďs hair blowing in the wind. Her flowered red and white sundress swaying back and forth. Sonny dressed in sleeveless tan suite and sandles*


*They play around in the water. Brenda walks out to the water and Sonny comes up behind her and wraps his arms around her catching her. He then turns her around and kisses her passionately. Still kissing, they walk out of the water and both kneel down on the sand and continue kissing.*

B=Wow.

S=Yeah, I know. Should we go eat lunch?

B=(she kisses him)Sure. Iíll race you.

*Brenda takes off and Sonny gets up laughing as he beats her to the hotel*

S=Well, baby it looks like you lost.

B=Very funny. I guess you can just buy me lunch then.

S=Iíd love too.

*They eat lunch and decide to go for a drive afterwards*

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~Back in Paris~

(Jax and Miranda didnít last and so he decided he wanted Brenda back, so when Becky came to PC and got together with Sonny, Jax was the one who sent her, so he could have Brenda if she ever contacted him)

*Becky goes to Jaxsí penthouse in Paris*

J=(opens the door)Becky, what are you doing here? I thought you were with Sonny?

B=(walks inside)You are never going to believe this.

J=What?

B=She came back.

J=Who did.

B=Brenda! Who else.

J=What? Where was she?

B=I donít remember, but that is not the point.

J=Well, he canít have her. She was meant to be with me.

B=Well, he does have her and get this, she had his baby and itís almost a year old now.

J=What? Oh,my god. We have to get back there and get the people we love back.

B=I donít think we can, Jax.

J=Yes, we have to.

B=Well, I guess we could try.

J=Letís leave tomorrow.

B=I hope theyíre ready for us.

J=They better be.

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~Ned and Lois back at the gatehouse~

*Ned walks through the door*

N=Lois?

L=Yeah, Iím here. I will be down in a minute.

N=Okay.

*Lois comes down.*

N=So, whatís up? What did you want to talk to me about?

L=Um.....Letís sit down.

N=Okay.(they sit on the couch)

L=I have been doing a lot of thinking about what you said about us and being together.

N=And?

L=And. Well, I want to give us another chance.

N=(smiles)Really? Oh, Lois you donít know what that means to me.

L=Okay, but donít want to turn into someone I hate. I canít Ned.

N=I understand and I you wonít. I love you.

L=I love you, too.

*Lois leans in and they kiss*

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~Back to S&B~

*They return from their drive*

B=That was great.

S=Yeah, it was.

B=What do you say we go upstairs?

S=Sounds great.

*They go upstairs*

S=It seems so quiet without Jessica here.

B=I know.

S=We can head back tomorrow. Our redecorating will be done.

B=I canít wait.

S=Yeah. I hope you like it.

B=Of course I will. I just didnít feel comfortable with all of Lilyís things there.

S=I understand.

*Sonny moves closer to her and they kiss. Brenda leads him to the bed and they fall back on it and make love*



Chapter 22

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~The next day~

*Brenda and Sonny wake up*

S=Brenda?

B=Hold on. I am on the phone with Lois.

*She goes back into the bedroom*

B=That was Lois. Guess what?

S=What?

B=Her and Ned got back together, isnít that great?

S=Yep. Now, are coming back over here and going to give me a good morning kiss or what?

B=Oh. Are you lonely?

*Brenda walks over and gets in bed. Her and Sonny then kiss*

*They lay there for a bit*

B=We better go get Jessica. I miss her so much.

S=I know. You are the best mother, Brenda. I love you both so much.

B=Thanks. You arenít bad your self.

S=(laughs)Thanks.

*They get and pack. They head to Robin and Jasonís suite*

*They knock on the door. Jason answers it*

J=Hey, guys. Come in.

*Brenda and Sonny come in*

S=So, was she any trouble?

J=Are you kidding? She was great. Robin is getting her cleaned and dressed right now.

B=Did she wake up early?

J=No, not too early.

B=Well, weíre heading back in a few minutes. When are you guys going back?

J=Oh, weíll be back tomorrow.

S=Good.

*Robin comes out with Jess*

R=Hey, Jess, looks whoís here.

*She hands Jessica to Brenda*

B=Hi, baby. I missed you so much.

*Sonny looks at Brenda with his child and smiles. He notices her glow everytime she is near Jessica. He swears that they will be together forever*

S=Ready to go, Bren?

B=Yeah.

S=Why donít you say goodbye to Robin and meet me out in the car. I will put our bags in the car.

B=Okay, sweetie.

S=Bye. (he gives Robin a hug. Jason and Sonny exchange goodbyeís.)

*Brenda says her goodbyes. She meets Sonny out in the car and they head for home*

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~Back at PC~

*Brenda and Sonny arrive at their PH*

S=(outside their door)Weíre home.

B=Home. I love that.

S=Yeah, having you here with me makes me so happy.

*Sonny opens the door*

B=(overjoyed by the way the PH looks)Oh, Sonny. Itís so beautiful. I love you.

S=(they walk in and he closes the door)I am glad you like it. All I want to do is make you happy.

B=You do. Letís go to Lukeís tonight and take Jessica.

S=Sounds good.

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~Jax and Becky arrive in PC~

*They get a hotel. They walk in.*

J=Well, Becky are you ready to get this into gear?

B=Yeah, but arenít they in Puerto Rico?

J=No, they got back today.

B=How do you know all this?

J=I have my ways. Now listen, they are going to Lukeís tonight and WE my dear are going to be there.

B=(smiles)Okay. Iím ready!

J=Good.

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~Later that night at the outback~

*Brenda and Sonny walk in with Jessica in Sonnyís arms. Luke approaches them.*

L=Hey, guys. How was Puerto Rico?

B=Great. Whereís Mike?

L=Oh, he wonít be in tonight.

S=Oh. Well, how are you?

L=Not as good as you I guess.

S=(laughs)Yeah, my life is perfect and nothing will change that, now.

L=Iím glad.

B=Oh, I see Lois and Ned. Letís go say hi.

S=okay. See ya, man.

L=See ya. Have a good evening.

B=Thanks.

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~They head over to Lois and Nedís table~

B=Hey.

L=Hi! (she gets up and gives brenda a hug)

B=I love that the two of you are back together. Whereís Brooke?

L=Oh, Emily is babysitting her.

B=Oh.

N=Sit down you guys.

S=Okay.

*In walks Becky and Jax*

*Lois sees them*

L=Oh, my god.

B=What? You look like youíve seen a ghost.



Chapter 23

*Lois has just seen Jax and Becky return back to PC. She sees them walk into Lukeís*

B=Lois, whatís wrong?

L=Um.....maybe you should turn around and see for yourself.

*Brenda and Sonny turn around. They canít believe what they are seeing. Jax and Becky are back*

B=I donít believe this.

S=(a little angry)Me either. What are THEY doing here?

*They make eye contact with Becky and Jax. Jax and Becky walk towards the table of Lois, Ned, Sonny, and Brenda.*

J=Well, well. Look who finally came back to town and look who she hooked up with.

B=Jax, please.

S=Back off, Jax.

J=Oh, back off?

S=Yeah.

Becky=Hi, again, Sonny.

S=Hey. What do you think youíre pulling this time, Becky?

Becky=Excuse me?

S=What are you doing here?

Becky=Who knows.

J=Well, see you guys later.

*They go to a table*

S=Not this again.

B=I canít believe she is back.

S=Donít worry about her. I canít believe Jax is back.

*Brenda looks away*

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~Later that evening. Sonny and Brenda are just about to leave.~

B=Ready to go? I want to get Jessica to bed.

S=Yeah.

*They stand up. Jax comes to their table*

J=Brenda, can I talk to you for a minute?

B=Well, I really need to get Jessica to bed.

J=Canít you give me a few minutes!!

S=Woa! Donít use that tonw with her.

B=Fine. Letís go to the docks to talk.

S=Brenda, I donít like this.

B=Honey, it will be okay. I will be home in a little bit.

J=Home? Oih, now you live together?

B=Yes we do. I love, Sonny.

J=Yeah right.

B=I am not going to discuss this here. Letís go and get it over with.

S=(gives brenda a hug and a kiss on the cheek)I love you.

B=(she shakes her head and smiles)I wonít be long. Can you take Jess and put her to bed? Iím sorry, I wouldíve but I want to get this over with.

S=Itís okay. See you soon.

*Brenda and Jax leave*

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~At the docks~

B=Okay. What is going on? Why are you here?

J=I want you back.

B=Jax. We werenít meant to be together.

J=Oh, and you and Sonny are?

B=Yes. We have always been meant to be.

J=He will hurt you. He doesnít love you like me. You donít love him the way you love me!!

B=No, he wonít hurt me, he loves me. You are right about one thing, though. My love for Sonny and my love that I use to feel has always been different. Sonny has always been my heart and my soul. You were good to me and a great best friend. Sonny is the one who I wanted a family with. I am sorry if I hurt you. Jax, you know that Miranda had your heart first and Sonny had mine. We canít help that. Itís just the way it is.

J=I wonít accept that. And neither will Becky.

B=Oh, Beckyís here to get Sonny back?

J=Yeah, and she will Brenda.

B=No, she wonít.

J=(laughs )Weíll see.

B=Just go. No, I will.

J=Forget it. I will, but donít think this is over because ITíS NOT!!!

*Brenda ends up in tears*

B=(thinks to herself)Sonny would never go back to Becky. Címon, Brenda, Sonny loves you and he said nothing will ever come between us. I better go home.

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~Knock at Sonnyís PH~

*He opens it. He thinks it probably is Brenda*

S=Did you....

*Becky smiles*

S=What are you doing here?

B=I came to see you.

S=Forget it, Becky. I am with Brenda and I love her and there is NOTHING that you or Jax can do to tear us apart. We have a family now.

B=Donít bet on that. Jax is very confident that he will win her back.

S=She wonít.

*Brenda walks in*

B=What is going on here?

S=Nothing. Becky was just leaving.

Becky=For now, BUT itís not over Sonny.

*Sonny lets her out and shuts the door*

*Sonny can tell that Brenda has been crying*

S=Honey, what happened?

B=Nothing, I am just fine. I am going to bed.

S=Brenda, please.

*Brenda stops at the stairs and bursts into tears*

*Sonny walks over to her and turns her around. Brenda climbs into his arms and Sonny holds her*

S=Letís go sit on the couch for a moment.


Chapter 24

*Brenda and Sonny sit on the couch*

S=Talk to me, please.

B=Jax, he wants me back.

S=(starts to get a little worried)Are you saying that you want him back?

B=NO! I love you! Not him.

S=Then why are you so upset? You know nothing will come between us.

B=No, I donít know that Sonny. Becky wants you back.

S=Brenda. I donít love her. You know that.

B=Jax seems to think that she will get you back.

S=She wonít. Thatís what Becky told me about Jax. I didnít buy it. I know you wonít leave me for him.

B=I would never.

S=Okay and I would never leave you either. I love you, Brenda. You know that donít you?

B=Yes. I just donít know what I would do if I had to go through losing you again.

S=(he hugs her)Brenda, I couldnít bare losing you. You are my life. There is nothing that could break how I feel about you. You are the other half of me and I could never have that with anyone else. Becky canít tear us apart. I need for you to believe that.

B=Iíll try. I just donít know because Jax and Becky could try anything. Promise me that no matter what they say or do, that you wonít leave me.

S=I wonít. I couldnít.

*Brenda kisses Sonny*

B=Thank you for listening.

S=I will always be here for you. I will always be with you.

*Jessica starts to cry*

B=Iíll be right back.

S=Okay.

*Brenda comes back down*

*Brenda sees that Sonny is looking out the window*

B=(she goes up to him and puts her arms around his waist)Hi.

S=Hi. Did she go back to sleep?

B=Yeah. Sonny, could you hold me?

S=Of course.

*He turns around and holds her*

B=Thanks. I just needed to feel your arms around me. You make me feel like everything is going to be okay and you make me feel safe.

S=You do the same for me. Youíve changed my life Brenda.

B=Wow, because youíve changed mine. Youíve given me total happiness after you forgave me.

S=Yeah? I am glad I did. I could never again try to live life without you. So, you better stay right here.

B=I am not going anywhere. Should we go to bed?

S=Sure.

*They are in bed*

S=(he wraps his arms around her)Um.....this is so perfect. Could life possibly get any better?

B=Probably not.

S=Brenda, I want you to know that I will always keep you and Jessica safe. I promise.

B=I know you will and I love you for that.

S=I love you too. Goodnight, sweetie.

B=Goodnight.

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~The next morning~

*Sonny wakes up and Brenda isnít there*

*Sonny goes to Jessicaís room and finds Brenda rocking Jessica. Brenda sees Sonny*

B=Oh, honey, did we wake you?

S=No, I just woke up and you werenít there. I was just wondering where you were.

B=Just being a mom.

S=(smiles)That you are, babe.

B=I am going to put her back down and then get ready, and then get her ready. I have some L&B stuff to do today. What are you up to today?

S=Just some stuff at Lukeís.

B=Okay.

S=Can you meet me for lunch there?

B=Sure. I would love that.

S=Me too. I will go take a shower in the bathroom downstairs. I will head to Lukeís right after, so I will see you at lunch then?

B=(gives him a kiss)See you then.

*Sonny goes to take a shower*

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~Later at the gatehouse~

*Brenda walks in with Jessica in her arms*

B=Lois? Where are you?

L=(comes out of the kitchen)Hey. I am glad you came. Sit down.

*They sit*

L=So, what happened with Jax last night?

B=Well, he wants me back and Becky wants Sonny back.

L=You told him it wonít happen right?

B=Yeah, but Jax says he will get me back and he also said Becky will get Sonny back.

L=Did you talk to Sonny about this?

B=I walked and guess who was there?

L=No. Becky?

B=Yeah. Sonny got her out of there. I started to just go upstairs but ended up in tears and he made me talk to him about what happened. He told me I was his other half and that nothing would come between us and that he couldnít bare losing me.

L=He loves you, Bren. Not her.

B=I know. I just am a little scared. What if they have some sceme to split us up? Not like weíve never been split up before.

L=Brenda, things are different now. Both of you are different. You have a baby together now.

B=I know and I have never been more happy.

L=What does Sonny say about Becky?

B=He says that he couldnít handle losing me and that nothing will come between us.

L=Thatís right, so believe him.

B=Iíll try.

*They play with Jessica for awhile and then they do some work*


Chapter 25

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~At Lukeís ~

*Sonny is sitting at a table doing the books. Luke walks in*

L=Hey. Youíre here early.

S=Yeah. Brenda went to the gatehouse with Jess. Her and Lois have some L&B work to do.

L=Oh. So, Becky and Jax were here last night?

S=Yeah. Brenda left with Jax to go talk to him. Becky showed up at my PH and Brenda came home while Becky was still there.

L=Ouch. I bet Brenda wasnít too pleased about that.

S=She was very upset after seeing Jax.

L=If you want to talk about it. Well, I will be in the office.

S=Luke, I would like to talk about it.

L=(he pulls up a chair)Okay, whatís up?

S=Well, Brenda is afraid that Becky and Jax have a trick up their sleeves. She thinks that Becky and Jax may succeed. So, sheís scared and I donít know what I can do to convince her that I would never leave her.

L=Thatís a tough one man. Doesnít she know that you love her and that you donít want to be with Becky?

S=Yeah. I donít know.

L=Maybe you should plan a special evening with just the two of you.

S=That sounds perfect. She is coming for lunch. I will send a car for her and then I will talk to her about it.

L=Sounds like a good idea.

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~Brenda calls Sonny because she has to do some errands and canít make it to lunch~

*Luke answers the phone*

L=Lukeís.

B=Luke itís me, Brenda. Is Sonny around?

L=Yeah. Hold on.

B=Thanks.

L=(puts down the phone)Hey, Sonny. Brenda is on the phone.

S=Oh, okay. Be right there.

*He picks up the phone*

S=Bren?

B=Yeah, hi.

S=Hi. I thought you were meeting me here for lunch.

B=Honey, I canít. I have to run some inportant errands for L&B. Can I just see you at home.

S=Yeah, I guess. I will miss you though.

B=I will miss you.

S=Okay, I have a special evening for us, so when you are done drop Jess off at Loisí and then come home.

B=Sonny, what do you have planned now?

S=Youíll just have to see.

B=Okay. I wouldnít miss it for the world. See you later.

S=Bye. Brenda, I love you.

B=I love you, too.

*They hang up*

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~At Becky and Jaxís PH~

J=Becky come down here.

B=(comes down the stairs)Iím coming.

B=(she comes down)What?

J=Okay. I have a plan. I am going to kidnapp Brenda and I want you to go to Sonny. Distract him!

B=You really think this will work.

J=Weíll see. I need to make her talk to me and listen to me.

B=Okay. I will distact Sonny the best I can.

*Jax picks up the phone and calls and switches Brendaís driver with one of his*

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~Brenda enters her limo~

*Her and the limo driver in the limo*

LD(limo driver)=Where to Ms. Barrett?

B=Home.

*They LD smirks and drives to where Jax told him to go, which is a cabin about 30 miles out of town*

*After 15 minutes Brenda started to wonder where they were*

B=Hey. Where are you taking me. This isnít the way home.

LD=I am just going where I was instructed.

B=I thought I told you home.

*No comment from the LD. Brenda, then thinks that this is a plan from Sonny. I mean, he did say he was planning something special for us.*

*LD takes her out of the car and brings her into the cabin and then bolts the door, so she canít come out*

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~Inside the cabin~

B=Sonny.......

*She stops dead in her tracks when she sees Jax come out of the corner*

J=Nice to see you again.

B=What is going on?

J=Well, this was a kidnapping my dear. YOU are going to stay here and talk to me and listen to me.

B=Jax, you canít keep me here. Sonny is expecting me.

J=Too bad. You are not going anywhere.

B=Iím leaving.

*Brenda starts to leave and Jax grabs her arm*

B=Jax, let go. Youíre hurting me.

J=Iím sorry, but you are not going anywhere. Sit down.

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~Back at S&Bís PH~

*Sonny is waiting for Brenda. He is starting to get worried because he hasnít heard from her since noon and itís been over a hour since she was suppose to meet him at home. He decides to call Lois to see if she has heard from her*

*He picks up the phone*

S=Lois. Itís me, Sonny. I am starting to get worried. I havenít seen or heard from Bren since noon and I donít like this. She knew I had big plans and was looking forward to it.



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L=Sonny, calm down. Whatís going on?

S=I donít know where she is.

L=Maybe she is still running errands, Sonny. I am sure she is fine.

S=No, I have a strange feeling about this. She would of called.

L=Where could she be then?

S=I donít know.

L=Wait till morning and if she still hasnít come we will go look for her.

S=I just canít sit around here and do nothing.

L=Please Sonny, for me. Okay, I will make you a deal. Me and Ned will go find Mac and we will go out looking for her.

S=Why canít I ?

L=Sonny, stay here with Jessica. Stay here in case you hear anything. She might call.

S=Okay. Will you bring my baby over?

L=Of course.

*They hang up*

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~At the Cabin~

B=Jax. You wonít get away with this.

J=Brenda, I know you love me and you donít really love Sonny.

B=Youíre wrong. I DO love Sonny.

J=You just think you do.

B=(screams)NO!

J=Listen, why canít you give me another chance, Brenda?

B=Because I am with Sonny now. I have a child with him.

J=I donít care. You are never going to be with him again or see your baby either.

B=(starts to cry)Please donít do this.

J=Itís too late. You should of chose me to begin with.

B=Jax, I didnít choose anybody till I came back to Port Charles.

J=Right.

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~Back at the PH~

*Sonny is sitting there with Jessica on the couch*

S=Donít worry, sweetie, weíll find your mommy. I swear. I canít and wonít live my life without her. What in the hell could of happened to her.

*Sonny sits there for hours waiting to hear from Brenda or somebody. He couldnít believe he hasnít heard a word*

*There was a knock at the door and itís Becky*

*Sonny runs to the door hoping itís Brenda*

S=Bren....

Becky=Hi, Sonny.

S=Go away.

B=What, no hello? You look like hell.

S=Thanks. I donít have time to deal with you.

B=Oh, really. So, whereís your um.....whereís Brenda?

S=(screams)I donít know. Just get out. Please just go.

B=Oh, Sonny. Iím sorry, did she leave you?

S=No. She would never leave me. She would never leave Jess.

*He holds Jessica tight *

B=Sonny, how can you say that? She left you before without one word.

S=I just know. Just go. I donít love you, and I am sorry for how it ended but I am with Brenda in everyway now.

B=Doesnít look that way! Looks like she will never be your wife.

S=Thatís it.

*Sonny shoves Becky out the door*

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~2 days pass~

*Sonny is a wreck. He hasnít taken a shower since Brenda disappeared. He knows he canít lose it because he has a daughter that he has to take care of until he finds Brenda*

*The phone rings*

S=(he rushes to the phone)Brenda?

N(ned)=No, Sonny itís me, Ned.

S=Did you find her?

N=Not yet, but we wonít give up.

S=What do you mean you havenít found her?

N=Me and Mac and the rest of the police are looking for her. I do have a question to ask you.

S=What do you have to ask me?

N=Where has Jax been? Have you seen Becky?

S=Actually, now that you mention it. Becky showed up here and when I said that I didnít know where Brenda was and she asked if Brenda left me. It just gave me a strange feeling.

N=Do you think there is anyway Jax could of taken her?

S=Yeah, itís very possible. Not like he hasnít before. Under different circumstances of course.

N=Let me run that by Mac. Iíll get back to you.

S=Thanks. I will be here.

S=(says to himself)Jax, if took her and you hurt her, I will..........donít you dare lay a hand on her.

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~At the PC police station~

*Ned comes back into Macís office. Lois is waiting with Mac*

M=So, what did he say?

N=I think itís possible that it could be Jax.

L=He wouldnít. What am I saying! He is so desperate to get Brenda back. He could have taken her. I think at this point he is desperate. I am sure he is the one who convinced Becky to come back. Mac we have got to find her.

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~At the cabin~

*Jax moves closer to her and starts to kiss her*

B=(she forces him off)Donít. I donít love you, Jax. I will not be with you.

J=Oh.

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~Back at the police station~

M=Letís go.

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*Mac, Lois, and Ned go looking around town at all the hotels in Port Charles*

M=(after they look at one of the hotels and all come outside)Hey. I was just thinking. Mianda mentioned to me when she was here that Jax had just bought a cabin about 20 or 30 miles out of Port Charles. If it is Jax, do you think he could of taken her there?

N=I say letís go look. We have had no luck so far and itís just as good as any. Letís head out there. Do you know where it is?

M=Yeah, Miranda and I went out there before her and Jax left.

L=Well, what are we waiting for. Letís go.

*They leave and head for the cabin*

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~Back at the PH~

*Sonny has put Jessica to sleep. He looks out the window and all memories of him and Brenda come flowing back to him*

S=(talks out loud)Damn it, Brenda. Where are you? I need you. I need you here with me and our baby girl.

*Sonny refuses to leave the PH until he finds something out about Brenda *

*There is a knock at the door. Itís Mike*

M=Michael, I just heard. Why didnít you call me?

S=It doesnít matter. There is nothing you can do, pop.

M=You look like you could use a shower. Why donít you go take one. Iíll make sure Jessica is okay.

S=No, I wonít leave this room until I hear something out about Brenda.

M=Have you heard anything from Ned or Lois?

S=Well, Ned called and they think itís possible that Jax may be involved. They are checking that out.

M=Jax? He wouldnít hurt her, Micheal.

S=I donít know that.

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~Back at the cabin~

B=Jax, you wouldnít do anything to hurt me. Címon.

J=I wonít hurt you. Just let us be together. I wonít let you go back to that mobster.

B=I AM with him and there is nothing you can do about it.

J=I am sure by now he is in bed with Becky. She went over there to see him and comfort him in case he was wondering where you were. Becky will keep him occupied.

B=No, she wonít. He doesnít love her, he loves me. You are making me hate you.

J=Too bad.

*Brenda gets up and Jax gets angry and throws her down with a little too much power and her head hits the hard cement floor. Brenda gets knocked unconscious*

J=(he drops to the floor and screams)Brenda!! I am sorry, I didnít mean it. Please wake up!(he touches her face)

*Just as Jax is kneeled down next to Brenda, Mac and others are just getting out of their car. They hear Jax screaming. They run to the door and open it and are shocked by what they see*

N=Jax, what did you do to her?

J=I didnít mean it.

L=(she covers her hands over her face)Oh my g*d.

*Lois goes over and kneels next to Brenda *

L=Mac, call GH and let them know we are bringing her in.

M=Okay. Check her pulse.

L=(she does)Itís there but very weak. I can barely hear it.

N=I better call Sonny and have him meet us there.

L=Yeah.

*They get Brenda into the PCPD van and they head out to GH. Ned takes his cell phone out to call Sonny*

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~At the PH~

*The phone rings*

M=Do you want me to get that?

S=No, I will. It might be something about Brenda.

S=Hello?

N=Sonny, itís me, Ned.

S=Did you find her?

N=Yeah. Sonny, I think you should meet us at GH

S=What happened to her? Is she going to be all right?

N=We donít know yet, Sonny. She has been knocked unconscious and her pulse is very weak.

S=(a tear falls)No. Was it Jax?

N=Yes. It looks like he threw her to the ground. It was a cement floor, Sonny.

S=Damn him. Iíll kill him.

N=Promise me that you will let the police handle this. Brenda wouldnít want Jax to die and you know that.

S=(angry)Fine. Just keep him out of my face.

N=Iíll do the best I can. Believe it or not, he is concerned.

S=Where are you?

N=I am calling you from my cell phone. We are on our way to GH. We are probably about 15 miles from GH. We are driving as fast as we can. Just get there right away, Sonny. She will need you.

S=Iím on my way. Ned, will you do me a favor?

N=Sure, what?

S=Tell her I love her and to hold on because me and Jess need her.

N=I will. Iím sorry, Sonny. I didnít think Jax was capable of this.

S=I know. This is all my fault. I wasnít worried about Jax. Maybe I should of been.

N=No, donít blame yourself. This is Jaxís fault.

S=Okay. I am going to GH now.

N=See you there. Bye.

S=Bye.

*Sonny hangs up the phone and grabs his jacket*

S=Are you coming? They found Bren and I am meeting them at GH.

M=Yeah. Why donít I meet you there and I will bring Jessica with me.

S=Okay. She will want to see her. Bye.

M=Bye.

*Sonny leaves and Mike goes up to get Jessica to bring her to the hospital*

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~At GH~

*Sonny is waiting for Brenda to come into GH*

*In comes Mac and Ned carrying Brenda, who is still unconscious*

*Sonny runs over to her and canít bear to see her there. She is so still. He is so scared*



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S=Sheís so still, she isnít....

N=No, she still has a pulse. Sonny, we need to have Allan check her right away.

S=Okay.

*They wheel Brenda away. They all follow. Once in the ER Sonny puts his hands up on the door and watches Brenda through the window. Lois comes up behind up and wraps her arms around Sonny and rests her chin on his shoulder*

L=(whispers)Sheíll be okay. Sheís a fighter, you know?

S=(whispers)Yeah, I know. She has to make it. I canít live without her. I canít raise Jessica on my own and I need her for me, to be with me.

L=She will be with you, Sonny. I know she will make it. Just remember she still has a pulse. They just need to check her over. Címon letís just go sit down over here. (a bench right by the ER).

S=Okay.

*They sit down. Lois holds Sonny.*

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~an hour later~

*Allan comes out*

S=How is she?

A=Itís still rocky. She got thrown to the ground pretty hard and since it was just a cement floor then it was hard on her skull. She has a few bruses. A few on her face and a few on her arm.

*Jax walks over*

J=Can I see her, Allan?

S=Donít you ever come close to her again.

A=Jax, I donít think you better see her. That might not be good for her at this moment. Sonny, if you want, you can go in.

S=Thanks.

*Sonny walks in*

*He goes over and sits next to Brenda by the bed. He slowly lifts up her fragile hand and kisses it gently. A tear falls down his cheek*

S=Brenda, sweetheart. I hope you can hear me. I need you to wake up okay? We need to raise our daughter together and we need to get married. I should of already asked you. I should have never let you go meet Jax or see him. I swear I didnít know he would do something like this. Well, I promised you that I would protect you and look what happened. Please wake up.

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~2 hours later~

*Brenda still hasnít woke up and Sonny is still by her side. He is trying to talk to her, but gets all choked up. He lays his head right next to her arm closest to him and he feels a slight movement and he lifts his head up and looks up. He has his hand on the top of her head*

S=Brenda, baby?

B=(unsure of where she is)S......onny?

S=(smiles)Yeah, sweetie, itís me.

B=(speaks in a whispered tone)Where am I ?

S=Youíre at GH, honey. Donít you remember what happened?

B=Some. I remember Jax forcing me onto him. I remember him saying that I would never be with you or Jessica again.

S=He was wrong. He underestimated the love we share and always will share. I love you, Brenda.

B=(smiles slightly)I love you, too. Sonny, you should go home and take a shower.

S=No way, I am not leaving you. Never again.

B=Sonny. You canít be with me all the time. You look like you havenít showered in days.

S=Well, I havenít since you left. I couldnít believe that you would leave me and I knew something awful had to have happened to you. Sweetie, I just didnít know what. I was so scared.

B=Me too. All I wanted was to come home to you and Jessica, but Jax wouldnít let me go.

S=Iím sorry.

B=For what? Iím back now.

S=Okay. I am going to go get Allan so he can check you since you just woke up. We can talk later, okay?

B=That sounds good.

*Sonny leans forward and kisses her on the head*

S=Iíll be just outside and will come back in when Allan is done.

B=Okay.

*Sonny leaves to go get Alllan*

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~Sonny walks out of Brendaís room~

*Lois and Ned are standing outside the room*

L=Sonny? Whatís going on?

S=(smiles)Sheís awake. I want Allan to check her over and tell him that sheís awake.

L=That is wonderful.

N=Iím so glad, Sonny.

S=Yeah, me too. Lois, will you go in and sit with her a bit while I go find Allan. Ned, will you stay out here and make sure Jax isnít allowed in.

N=Sure thing, Sonny.

S=Thanks. I wonder where Jax is anyway?

N=Who knows. If he knows what is good for him he is gone, but I think Mac might have taken him down to the station.

S=Hope so. Iíll be back.

*Sonny leaves to go find Allan. Lois heads into Brendaís room and Ned sits on the bench outside of Brendaís room*

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~Sonny walks up to the nurseís station~

S=I need Dr. Quartermaine right away. Brenda Barrett is awake and she needs to be checked out.

N(nurse)=Okay. hold on.

*The nurse pages him over the intercom*

*Allan arrives within a few minutes*

A=Sonny, sheís awake?

S=Yeah, just a few minutes ago.

A=Were you with her at the time?

S=Yes. She is weak and has some memory of what happened.

A=Good. I will head down there right now and why donít you stay outside the room while I look at her. Then you can go back in and stay with her.

S=Okay.

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~Brendaís room~

B=Lois. Youíre here.

L=Where else would I be? What did you think after me and Ned brought you to GH that we would leave? Not on your life.

B=Thanks.

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*Brenda and Lois talk for a bit longer*

*Walks in Allan*

A=Hey there. I heard you were awake. So, how do you feel?

*Lois interepts and excuses herself and leaves*

B=I feel okay, but I am a little sore.

A=Yeah, that is to be expected. You are brused from hitting the cement.

B=The cement?

A=Yeah. You donít remember?

B=No, I donít remember everything.

A=Well, thatís probably because you are blocking things out. Jax must of got mad at you because he threw you to the ground pretty hard and you were knocked unconscious.

B=Oh. Alllan, when can I go home.

A=Well, let me do some tests and check you out. I will let you know tomorrow.

B=Sounds good.

*Allan does some tests and checks her over. Allan leaves the room*

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~Outside Brendaís room where Sonny, Lois, and Ned are waiting~

*Allan comes out*

S=How is she?

A=Sheís doing okay. She has bruses like I told you before. She didnít remember Jax throwing her to the floor. I thought she was pretty stable so I told her what happened. I think she is a little scared of Jax coming around. She didnít say anything, but thatís what I got from her. She should be able to go home tomorrow if the tests I did come back okay.

S=Thanks for everything, Allan.

A=Of course. I will stop by tomorrow morning, but if you need anything let me know. I will be here tonight.

S=Okay.

*Allan leaves*

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~Sonny walks back into Brendaís room~

S=Hi. How are you.

B=I am doing okay. Now, that you know that will you please go home and take a shower? And where is Jessica?

S=I donít know. Mike was suppose to bring her up here. Maybe he had to stop somewhere. How about I make a deal with you.

B=What?

S=I will only go home and take a shower IF Lois stays here with you.

B=Fine.

S=I will bring Jessica back with me.

B=I canít wait to see her.

S=I know. I will be back soon.

B=Okay. Sonny, can I have a hug?

S=Of course.

*He hugs her and then leaves*

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~Sonny out in the hall with Ned and Lois~

L=(walking around)Hi. How is she?

S=Good. She wants me to go take a shower and then I will bring Jessica back. She wants to see her.

L=I bet she does.

S=Could you guys stay with her until I get back?

L=Of course we can. You know we will do anything we can for you two. Oh, is Robin and Jason back yet?

S=Thanks. They could be back, but I havenít tried to call them yet. I think they were coming back sometime today. Could you call them?

L=Sure. I am going in to see brenda. Ned, are you coming?

S=Uh.....Ned, can I talk to you for a minute?

N=(looks at Lois)Sure. Lois, Iíll be there in a minute.

L=Okay.

*Lois goes in the room. Ned turns to Sonny*

N=Whatís up?

S=I just wanted to thank you. I mean, for saving Brenda. If it wasnít for you, I wouldnít have her back. Having her with me means everything to me. Now, we can raise Jessica together.

N=Your welcome. Brenda is like a sister to me and all I want is for her to be happy. I can see that you make her happy. Thank you. I know what it is like being apart from the woman you love.

S=I know you do, Ned. Thank you. Jessica and her are my world. I guess, in a way, itís like you, Lois, and Brooke.

N=Yeah, I guess it is. We are with the women that are the loves of our lives. We couldnít handle being apart from any of them. I am glad you will be Brenda.

S=Yeah. I better go home, so I can hurry back.

N=Sheíll be okay, Sonny. Take your time. We wonít leave her side. I promise.

S=Thanks. Catch you later.

*Sonny leaves and Ned joins Lois in Brendaís room*

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~At the PCPD~

*Mac brought Jax in a few hours ago after they knew Brenda was being checked by Allan. Jax was sitting in the interrogation room*

M(mac comes in)=Okay. Now, are you ready to talk because you arenít going anywhere untill you start talking.

J=Fine. Letís get this over with so I can call someone for bail.

M=Letís start then.

*Mac sets the tape recorder for recording*

M=Okay. Did you kidnapp Brenda?

J=Címon Mac, you know that I did.

M=I just need answers from you. I might know, but I need to get all of this on the record.

J=Fine. Yes, I kidnapped Brenda.

M=Where did you take her?

J=I took her to a cabin I have about 20 or 30 miles outside of town.

M=Why there?

J=I knew nobody would know where to find us.

M=So, you had this all planned?

J=Sort of. I planned it at the last minute. That is, with Beckyís help.

*Mac asks Jax a few more questions about Brendaís kidnapping. Mac orders someone to lock him up. He sets the bail at 100,000 dollars. He busts him with kidnapping..*

*After Jax is in the jail he looks at Mac*

J=This is a mistake Mac and you will pay. I swear you will. I WILL be with Brenda. Sonny doesnít deserver her.


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M=Now, listen here Jax. You do not threaten me or you wonít get bail.

J=Donít you........forget it.

M=There will be restrictions with Brenda if and when you get out.

J=Such as?

M=Such as...weíll discuss it later.

J=When do I get a phone call?

M=Later.

*Mac leaves and Jax sits down*

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~At Jasonís apartment~

*Jason and Robin just get home from their trip*

*They walk inside*

R=Oh, it is so good to be home.

J=Yeah, it is. I had a great time though.

R=Me too. I loved seeing Sonny and Brenda. I am so happy that they have a baby girl and so glad that she is okay.

J=Yeah. They seem so happy together.

R=Yeah, they do. I canít even tell you how glad I am that she came back.

J=I know. He was pretty miserable without her.

R=I know.

*The phone rings and itís Lois*

J=Hello.

L=Hi, Jason? Itís me, Lois. Is Robin there?

J=Yeah, we just got back. Hold on I will get her.

L=Thanks.

*Jason hands Robin the phone*

R=Hey, Lois.

L=Hi, honey. How was your trip?

R=Oh, it was so great. We had so much fun. We even met Sonny and Brenda in Puerto Rico for a few days. It was so nice to Jessica.

L=Yeah. Speaking of Brenda......Robin, I have something to tell you.

R=Okay. Whatís going on?

L=She is in the hospital, but.......

R=What? Is she okay?

L=Yeah. Jax kidnapped her and tried to force himself on her, but when she refused he threw her to the ground on the hard cement and knocked her unconscious. Me, Ned and Mac found her at the cabin where Jax had taken her.

R=Oh my g*d. How could he do that? When did he come back?

L=I donít know. He came back a few days ago with Becky.

R=Becky is there too?

L=Yeah, it looks like she helped him. She distracted Sonny.

R=Sonny didnít......

L=No, he didnít buy anything she said. Anyways she is here in the hospital. She has a couple of bruises, but she will be able to go home tomorrow.

R=Thank god. Sonny must have been going crazy.

L=Yeah, he was. He never left the PH and he didnít even take a shower. Brenda finally convinced him to go home and take a shower. He will bring Jess by soon too.

R=Iím glad he did. Me and Jason will be there as soon as we can.

L=Okay. I will see you soon. Bye.

R=Bye.

*They hang up. Jason is waiting to hear what is going on *

J=So, what is going on? You have a few tears. He wipes them off.

R=Jax kidnapped Brenda, but she is safe now.

J=Sonny. He must of been climbing the walls going nuts.

R=Yeah, I guess he didnít even take a shower the whole time she was missing.

J=Where is she now?

R=At GH. Jax tried to force himself on her and when she wouldnít, he threw her to the ground and knocked her unconcious. Jason it was just a cement floor.

J=What the hell was he thinking. Sonny is going to tear him apart.

R=You canít let him Jason.

J=Why? I would if anyone did something like that to you.

R=Jason, please. That wonít solve anything. I think all he needs right now is Brenda. He just needs to stay with her.

J=Iíll try.

R=Letís go to GH. That is, if you can come.

J=Of course. I want to see Sonny.

R=All right. Letís go.

*They leave*

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~At Sonnyís PH~

*Sonny walks in*

S=(yells)Mike, where are you?

M=(comes downstairs)Keep your voice down. Jessica is still sleeping.

S=Is that why you didnít come to GH?

M=Yeah. She looked so peaceful, so I didnít want to wake her. I knew you would like some time with Brenda and I knew it would be hectic down there. I thought it would be best if I waited till you let me know that things were okay for me to bring her there.

S=Thanks. It was pretty hectic there. It would of been hard for me with her there, so I appreciated that.

M=How is she?

S=Better. (smiles)She made me go home and take a shower.

M=(laughs)She likes you clean huh?

S=Yeah I guess. Do you know how glad I am to have her back?

M=I know. What happened?

S=Jax kidnapped her and threw her down to the ground. That bastard knocked her unconscious and gave her bruises.

M=No. She must have been so scared.

S=I just want to punch his face in.

M=Micheal, calm down. You know that Brenda wouldnít want that.

S=She may be able to forgive him, but I canít.

M=Just stay away from him and keep her safe.

S=I will. I guess you are right.

M=You go take a shower and then we will take Jessica to see her mom.

S=Okay. Brenda will love that.

*Sonny goes to take a shower*

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*After Sonny comes out of the shower, him and Mike get Jessica. They all leave for GH*

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~Back in Brendaís room~

*Lois and Ned are in there*

B=I canít wait to see Jess.

N=Sonny should be back soon.

B=I miss him already.

L=(smiles) I know you do.

N=I know he makes you happy, Bren. Since he does, I want you to know that I will put my differences aside and let you be happy together.

B=Thanks, Ned. That means everything to me.

N=I know.

*In walks Robin and Jason*

R=(she runs over and hugs Brenda)I am so glad that you are okay. I was so scared when Lois called.

B=I am glad to be okay too.

R=Howís Sonny?

B=I sent him to go take a shower. He is bring Jessica over too and I canít wait to see her. Sonny, too, of course.

R=Can I do anything for you?

B=Iím fine. Relax.

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~Sonny walks in~

S=Wow. Is my baby popular today, or what?

B=Hi, honey.

S=Hi. He walks over to her and gives her a gentle kiss.

B=Jessica. Iíve missed her so much. Sonny can you bring her here.

S=Sure.

L=We will leave for awhile, but will be back to say goodbye.

R=Us too.

B=Thanks.

M=Let me go with them. (he gives Brenda a hug) I am so glad you are okay and I will see you later, sweetie.

B=Thanks, Mike.

*Mike leaves*

*Brenda sits up and Sonny hands Jessica to her. Brenda is so happy that she is glowing*

B=Thank you so much for bringing her.

S=(kisses her)There is nothing I love more than to see you as a mother to our little girl. That gives me the greatest joy.

B=Me too. Sonny, being with you is the best thing in my life. I will always love you and I donít want you to ever think that I would leave you, for anyone.

S=I feel the same. I know you will never leave and the same goes for me.

B=I know, sweetie.

*Sonny and Brenda play with Jessica for a bit and then Jessica falls asleep in Brendaís arms*

S=How do you do that?

B=Do what?

S=How she just falls asleep so quickly while you are holding her?

B=I donít know.

S=When you were gone and she started crying, I must of held her for a long time before she finally fell asleep.

B=(smiles)Iím sorry. Did you get any sleep while I was gone?

S=(moves his chair closer and takes her hand and kisses it)No. I was going crazy wondering where you were. What could of happened to you.

B=The whole time Jax was with me I was thinking about you. About us.

S=Really? Me too.

B=(a tear falls)I love you. So much.

S=(sets her hand down and wipes away Brendaís tears) I love you. Whatís wrong, baby?

B=Nothing. I am just so happy to be back. Itís so hard to say. All I can think about in here is how Jax kept telling me I would never see you again. You donít know what that was like for me.

S=(whispers)Yes, I do. I felt like something was missing. That something was you. I canít wait to bring you home.

B=Me either.

*Lois and Ned, Robin and Jason, and Mike all walk in*

L=Hi. Weíre going to take off. Call us when Brenda is home.

S=I will.

*They all say goodbye and gave Brenda a hug*

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~The next day~

*Brenda and Sonny are up watching Jessica sleep. Brenda just got done feeding Jessica*

*Allan walks in*

A=Hey. Howís the patient?

B=Okay.

A=You look so much better today. Must be all the company you had today.

B=(looks at Sonny. They both smile)Yeah, it must have been.

A=Well, everything looks good. Are you ready to check out of here?

B=Yes.

A=Okay. You can get dressed and then go to the nurses station and you can fill out your papers. You can leave after that. If anything goes wrong, just give me a call.

B=Thanks for everything, Allan.

*Allan leaves*

S=You can go home, sweetie.

B=Yeah.

*Brenda gets dressed and then they leave*

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~At their PH~

*They walk inside*

S=Why donít I go put Jess to sleep. We can spend some time with her later. We can talk for a bit and then you need to get some rest.

B=Okay.

*Sonny puts Jessica down and then comes back downstairs. Brenda is looking out the window*

*Sonny comes up behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders. Brenda is still a little edgy and she jumps a bit*

S=Hey. Címere.

*Brenda turns around and her and Sonny share a long embrace*



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M=Now, listen here Jax. You do not threaten me or you wonít get bail.

J=Donít you........forget it.

M=There will be restrictions with Brenda if and when you get out.

J=Such as?

M=Such as...weíll discuss it later.

J=When do I get a phone call?

M=Later.

*Mac leaves and Jax sits down*

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~At Jasonís apartment~

*Jason and Robin just get home from their trip*

*They walk inside*

R=Oh, it is so good to be home.

J=Yeah, it is. I had a great time though.

R=Me too. I loved seeing Sonny and Brenda. I am so happy that they have a baby girl and so glad that she is okay.

J=Yeah. They seem so happy together.

R=Yeah, they do. I canít even tell you how glad I am that she came back.

J=I know. He was pretty miserable without her.

R=I know.

*The phone rings and itís Lois*

J=Hello.

L=Hi, Jason? Itís me, Lois. Is Robin there?

J=Yeah, we just got back. Hold on I will get her.

L=Thanks.

*Jason hands Robin the phone*

R=Hey, Lois.

L=Hi, honey. How was your trip?

R=Oh, it was so great. We had so much fun. We even met Sonny and Brenda in Puerto Rico for a few days. It was so nice to Jessica.

L=Yeah. Speaking of Brenda......Robin, I have something to tell you.

R=Okay. Whatís going on?

L=She is in the hospital, but.......

R=What? Is she okay?

L=Yeah. Jax kidnapped her and tried to force himself on her, but when she refused he threw her to the ground on the hard cement and knocked her unconscious. Me, Ned and Mac found her at the cabin where Jax had taken her.

R=Oh my g*d. How could he do that? When did he come back?

L=I donít know. He came back a few days ago with Becky.

R=Becky is there too?

L=Yeah, it looks like she helped him. She distracted Sonny.

R=Sonny didnít......

L=No, he didnít buy anything she said. Anyways she is here in the hospital. She has a couple of bruises, but she will be able to go home tomorrow.

R=Thank god. Sonny must have been going crazy.

L=Yeah, he was. He never left the PH and he didnít even take a shower. Brenda finally convinced him to go home and take a shower. He will bring Jess by soon too.

R=Iím glad he did. Me and Jason will be there as soon as we can.

L=Okay. I will see you soon. Bye.

R=Bye.

*They hang up. Jason is waiting to hear what is going on *

J=So, what is going on? You have a few tears. He wipes them off.

R=Jax kidnapped Brenda, but she is safe now.

J=Sonny. He must of been climbing the walls going nuts.

R=Yeah, I guess he didnít even take a shower the whole time she was missing.

J=Where is she now?

R=At GH. Jax tried to force himself on her and when she wouldnít, he threw her to the ground and knocked her unconcious. Jason it was just a cement floor.

J=What the hell was he thinking. Sonny is going to tear him apart.

R=You canít let him Jason.

J=Why? I would if anyone did something like that to you.

R=Jason, please. That wonít solve anything. I think all he needs right now is Brenda. He just needs to stay with her.

J=Iíll try.

R=Letís go to GH. That is, if you can come.

J=Of course. I want to see Sonny.

R=All right. Letís go.

*They leave*

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~At Sonnyís PH~

*Sonny walks in*

S=(yells)Mike, where are you?

M=(comes downstairs)Keep your voice down. Jessica is still sleeping.

S=Is that why you didnít come to GH?

M=Yeah. She looked so peaceful, so I didnít want to wake her. I knew you would like some time with Brenda and I knew it would be hectic down there. I thought it would be best if I waited till you let me know that things were okay for me to bring her there.

S=Thanks. It was pretty hectic there. It would of been hard for me with her there, so I appreciated that.

M=How is she?

S=Better. (smiles)She made me go home and take a shower.

M=(laughs)She likes you clean huh?

S=Yeah I guess. Do you know how glad I am to have her back?

M=I know. What happened?

S=Jax kidnapped her and threw her down to the ground. That bastard knocked her unconscious and gave her bruises.

M=No. She must have been so scared.

S=I just want to punch his face in.

M=Micheal, calm down. You know that Brenda wouldnít want that.

S=She may be able to forgive him, but I canít.

M=Just stay away from him and keep her safe.

S=I will. I guess you are right.

M=You go take a shower and then we will take Jessica to see her mom.

S=Okay. Brenda will love that.

*Sonny goes to take a shower*

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*After Sonny comes out of the shower, him and Mike get Jessica. They all leave for GH*

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~Back in Brendaís room~

*Lois and Ned are in there*

B=I canít wait to see Jess.

N=Sonny should be back soon.

B=I miss him already.

L=(smiles) I know you do.

N=I know he makes you happy, Bren. Since he does, I want you to know that I will put my differences aside and let you be happy together.

B=Thanks, Ned. That means everything to me.

N=I know.

*In walks Robin and Jason*

R=(she runs over and hugs Brenda)I am so glad that you are okay. I was so scared when Lois called.

B=I am glad to be okay too.

R=Howís Sonny?

B=I sent him to go take a shower. He is bring Jessica over too and I canít wait to see her. Sonny, too, of course.

R=Can I do anything for you?

B=Iím fine. Relax.

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~Sonny walks in~

S=Wow. Is my baby popular today, or what?

B=Hi, honey.

S=Hi. He walks over to her and gives her a gentle kiss.

B=Jessica. Iíve missed her so much. Sonny can you bring her here.

S=Sure.

L=We will leave for awhile, but will be back to say goodbye.

R=Us too.

B=Thanks.

M=Let me go with them. (he gives Brenda a hug) I am so glad you are okay and I will see you later, sweetie.

B=Thanks, Mike.

*Mike leaves*

*Brenda sits up and Sonny hands Jessica to her. Brenda is so happy that she is glowing*

B=Thank you so much for bringing her.

S=(kisses her)There is nothing I love more than to see you as a mother to our little girl. That gives me the greatest joy.

B=Me too. Sonny, being with you is the best thing in my life. I will always love you and I donít want you to ever think that I would leave you, for anyone.

S=I feel the same. I know you will never leave and the same goes for me.

B=I know, sweetie.

*Sonny and Brenda play with Jessica for a bit and then Jessica falls asleep in Brendaís arms*

S=How do you do that?

B=Do what?

S=How she just falls asleep so quickly while you are holding her?

B=I donít know.

S=When you were gone and she started crying, I must of held her for a long time before she finally fell asleep.

B=(smiles)Iím sorry. Did you get any sleep while I was gone?

S=(moves his chair closer and takes her hand and kisses it)No. I was going crazy wondering where you were. What could of happened to you.

B=The whole time Jax was with me I was thinking about you. About us.

S=Really? Me too.

B=(a tear falls)I love you. So much.

S=(sets her hand down and wipes away Brendaís tears) I love you. Whatís wrong, baby?

B=Nothing. I am just so happy to be back. Itís so hard to say. All I can think about in here is how Jax kept telling me I would never see you again. You donít know what that was like for me.

S=(whispers)Yes, I do. I felt like something was missing. That something was you. I canít wait to bring you home.

B=Me either.

*Lois and Ned, Robin and Jason, and Mike all walk in*

L=Hi. Weíre going to take off. Call us when Brenda is home.

S=I will.

*They all say goodbye and gave Brenda a hug*

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~The next day~

*Brenda and Sonny are up watching Jessica sleep. Brenda just got done feeding Jessica*

*Allan walks in*

A=Hey. Howís the patient?

B=Okay.

A=You look so much better today. Must be all the company you had today.

B=(looks at Sonny. They both smile)Yeah, it must have been.

A=Well, everything looks good. Are you ready to check out of here?

B=Yes.

A=Okay. You can get dressed and then go to the nurses station and you can fill out your papers. You can leave after that. If anything goes wrong, just give me a call.

B=Thanks for everything, Allan.

*Allan leaves*

S=You can go home, sweetie.

B=Yeah.

*Brenda gets dressed and then they leave*

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~At their PH~

*They walk inside*

S=Why donít I go put Jess to sleep. We can spend some time with her later. We can talk for a bit and then you need to get some rest.

B=Okay.

*Sonny puts Jessica down and then comes back downstairs. Brenda is looking out the window*

*Sonny comes up behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders. Brenda is still a little edgy and she jumps a bit*

S=Hey. Címere.

*Brenda turns around and her and Sonny share a long embrace*



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B=Iím sorry. (she pulls away. She goes and sits on the couch)

S=(Walks over to her and sits by her)What are you sorry for? Whatís wrong?

B=Nothing. I just canít believe that Iím actually home.

S=(he gives her a short hug)I know, honey.

B=Sonny, I hate to say this but.......

S=but what?

B=But, I really need you tonight.

S=Donít be afraid to ask me. Thatís what I am here for. I want to be there for you always.

B=Thanks. Can we go to bed now and I would really love for you to just hold me.

S=(flashes those dimples)There is nothing that I would rather be doing. Címon, letís go.

*Sonny and Brenda head upstairs*

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~In their bed~

*Brenda is in bed and Sonny climbs in and snuggles real close to her*

S=How is this?

B=mmm....perfect. Just being near you makes everything perfect.

S=For me too, honey. For me too.

B=(she turns around and looks at him)I was so scared, Sonny and I donít scare easily.

S=I know you donít. I was scared too, not just FOR you, but for what it would be like without you. What it would be like to raise Jessica all by myself.

B=Iím glad you wonít have to find that out. I am here, Sonny. For as long as you want me.

S=(smiles)Oh, you mean forever then?

B=If thatís what you want.

S=Couldnít imagine it any other way.

B=Good. Because I am not that easy to get rid of.

S=(laughs)Youíre telling me.

B=Hey. You better be careful.

S=(laughs)Okay.

B=Did you calll everyone and tell them I am home?

S=Yeah, while I put Jessica to sleep.

B=Thanks.

S=You sound tired, sweetie. Letís go to sleep.

B=Sounds good.

*Sonny and Brenda fall asleep in each otherís arms*

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~1 week later at Jaxís PH~

*Jax had becky bail him out and they have a restraining order to stay away from Brenda. Becky and Jax have no choice to but to go their separate ways*

Becky=Jax, donít tell me you are staying here and causing more problems. I think we have done enough damage. I mean, whatís next? You want to end up in jail for a long time? Because that is what will happen. Brenda agreed to let you out ONLY if you stayed away from her.

J=I know, Becky. I donít want to leave, but it looks like that is what I am going to have to do. I hurt Brenda so much and I will never forgive myself for that. I donít know what came over me, I just lost it when she said she loved Sonny.

B=Well, if it wasnít for Brenda, Sonny would of came after you and killed you.

J=Maybe. He would of tried at least. I guess I am glad Brenda made him promise not to.

B=Yeah. I have learned my lesson and I want to get out of here as soon as possible. Itís time to just let them be Jax.

J=I guess I have no choice this time.

B=Good. Where are going?

J=To Australia.

B=Okay. I guess I will go back to Paris.

J=All right. Keep in touch.

B=You too.

*Becky leaves and Jax picks up the phone and dials S&Bís PH*

S=(he answers)Hello.

J=Sonny, it me, Jax.

S=What the hell do you want?

J=Before you lose it, calm down. I just wanted you and Brenda to know that I am going back to Australia. I am sorry about what happened and I hope you are happy.

S=Good and donít come back. Brenda may be able to let this go, but I will NEVER forgive what you did to her.

J=Bye, Sonny.

S=Bye.

*Jax hangs up and takes his things and leaves PC*

*Sonny hangs up the phone*

*Brenda comes down the stairs and sees the anger in Sonnyís face*

B=Honey, whatís wrong?

S=That was Jax on the phone.

B=(edgy voice and walks into the kitchen)Oh.

S=(follows her)I didnít mean to upset you.

B=Oh, you didnít. I would just rather not talk to him. I know I didnít press charges except for that restraining order, but just thinking of what he did still makes me a little uneasy. Iím sorry.

S=Sorry. Donít be sorry. I couldnít handle Jax the way you are. I would have gone after him if it wasnít for you. I will and would do anything for you. I hope you know that.

B=I do, but thatís not going to solve anything. After some time passes I will forget about this, but it will be hard with him here.

S=He wonít be.

B=What? Sonny I said....

S=(interupts)No, he called and said he was leaving and Becky was too. Hopefully we can put this behind us.

B=(a little smile)That makes me feel better. Maybe now I can relax.

S=(he goes over and hugs her)I hope so, baby. Howís Jess this morning?

B=OUR baby is great. She was awake early and I got up to feed her and then she fell back asleep.

S=Thatís good. Are you hungry?

B=Sure. Breakfast sounds good.

S=Okay. I want you to sit down while I make it. I want you to relax.

B=Thanks.

*They have breakfast*

B=I guess I should go to the gatehouse to do some L&B business.

S=Are you sure you are ready for that?

B=(smiles)I am ready for everything, honey. I feel just great and now that Jax is out of town I feel even better.

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S=Well, as long as you feel better than Iíll try to stop worrying.

B=Yeah, I am just great.

S=What do you say about a night of just the two of us?

B=(smiles)Are YOU ready for that?

S=(laughs)Me? Of course I am.

B=Okay. I just donít want to wear you out.

S=(smiles)Youíre funny.

B=I better go get ready and get Jessica up and ready so we can go.

S=Okay. I will get everything settled. How about we meet back here at 6:00 p.m.?

B=Sounds good to me.

*Brenda heads upstairs*

*After an hour she comes back downstairs*

B=Sonny, are you here?

*no answer*

*Brenda goes and checks his office*

B=Oh, youíre in here.

S=Yeah. Are you leaving?

B=Yeah. See you later?

S=Iíll hold you to that. Anyways, I am on my way to Lukeís, so I will walk you out to the car.

B=Okay.

*They both leave*

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~At Lukeís~

*Mike and Luke are sitting at the bar talking when Sonny walks in*

L=Sonny, youíre here?

S=Yeah, itís where I work.

L=I know, but I thought you would be with Brenda.

S=No, she is doing very well. She went to do some L&B work today.

M=Did she take Jessica with her?

S=Yeah.

M=How are her bruises doing?

S=They have healed and are gone now.

L=Thatís great man.

S=Yeah, listen. I need some help.

M=With what?

S=Mike, could you watch Jessica tonight?

M=Me?

S=Yeah, this is important, so I am trusting you to take real good care of her.

M=Iíll do my best.

S=okay.

L=Whatís up, Corinthos?

S=I want to spend a special night with just me and Brenda.

L=That sounds cool.

S=Yeah. I was thinking about asking her to be my wife. What do you guys think?

L=I think that itís about time.

M=I love the idea.

S=Great. I am going to look for a ring today and ask her tonight.

M=This is what Iíve always wanted for you, Michael.

S=(smiles)What?

M=To be happy with the woman that youíve always loved. And of course for me to have a grandchild. Not necessarily in that order.

S=(laughs)Thanks. This is what Iíve always wanted too. Brenda has given me true happiness and I couldnít imagine being without her.

L=Yeah, I know what you mean.

S=How is Laura? I havenít seen her in awhile.

L=Oh, sheís fine. Just real busy with LuLu.

S=Yeah.

M=I am so happy for you, Michael.

S=Thanks.

*Sonny does some work with the books and then decides he is going to go look for Brendaís ring*

S=(he pokes his nose in Lukeís office)Hi. I am leaving now.

L=Okay. Good luck, man.

S=Thanks.

*Sonny walks back out and Mike is at the bar*

M=Leaving?

S=Yeah. I will drop Jessica by at about 5:00 p.m. or earlier if Brenda has things to do. Is that okay?

M=Of course. Anytime is fine with me. I canít wait.

S=Okay, thanks. Bye.

M=Bye.

*Sonny leaves*

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~At the gatehouse~

*Brenda walks in and sees Lois and Ned on the couch with Brooke*

B=Hi, everyone.

L=Bren, what are you doing here?

B=This is where we work isnít it?

L=Well, yeah, but are you sure you are up to it? I mean, I know your bruises are heeled but....

B=(interupts)You sound like Sonny. I was getting bored. I feel great. Guess who called this morning?

N=Who?

B=Jax.

N=(lois and ned look at each other)What did he want? Is he starting this up again?

B=No. He called to tell Sonny that he was leaving town and he was sorry for everything that he has done AND if you can believe this, he wants us to be happy.

N=Good. He better stay away too.

B=I think he will.

L=Itís the best thing he could do. I surprised Sonny never went after him.

B=I asked him not to. He did it for me.

N=Well, he loves you, Bren. I saw that when you were missing and when Jessica went through the transplant.



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B=Ned, I am glad you finally see that. It means everything to me.

N=I know.

L=I always knew you two loved each other.

B=I know you did. Thanks.

L=Yeah.

B=(brooke runs over and gives Brenda a hug)Hey, honey.

*They do some L&B work*

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~1 hour later~

*Sonny is out looking for a ring and calls Brenda*

B=L&B.

S=Hey, babe, itís me.

B=(smiles)Me who?

S=Haha.

B=Thanks.

S=Listen, Mike is going to watch Jessica tonight. Unless youíve changed your mind?

B=Of course not. Not on your life.

S=Good. Mike said if you need to do things today you can bring her by anytime.

B=Actually, I want to do a few things before tonight. I will bring her by at about 4:00 p.m.

S=Sounds good.

B=Okay. I better go, so I get things done.

S=All right. Donít push yourself though.

B=Okay. I love you.

S=I love you, too.

*They hang up. Lois comes out of the kitchen*

L=Who was that?

B=(smiles)Sonny. We are spending a special night together, just the two of us.

L=Wow. That sounds great. Do you need me to watch Jessica?

B=No. Mike is. Sonny says you watch her all the time and that you need a break.

L=I love to.

B=Next time. Anytime you need us to watch Brooke please ask.

L=Okay. I might take you up on that offer soon.

B=(laughs)Good.

L=Maybe if you and Sonny ever get married, I can watch Jess while you are on your honeymoon.

B=Yeah. Married. That would be my untimate wish.

L=Yeah, I bet.

B=Well, we better get some work done because I am bringing Jess over to Mikeís at 4:00 p.m.

L=Okay.

*They get back to work. Ned is watching the kids in the kitchen*

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~At the mall, Sonny is looking at Jewelry stores~

*Sonny walks into one inside Macyís*

SC(sales clerk)=Can I help you, sir?

S=Yeah. I am looking for the most beautiful engagement ring you have.

SC=Okay. What price range?

S=Price is of no concern.

SC=Oh. She must be pretty special.

S=She is. The most beautiful ring for the most beautiful woman in the world.

SC=(she finds one)How about this one?

S=(looks at it)Itís perfect.

*The ring is 10 karat solid gold with 3 diamonds in it*

S=Can I get it now?

SC=Let me go check if we have any in.

S=Okay.

*She leaves and then comes back in a few minutes*

SC=Yes, we have one left.

S=Great.

SC=(she rings it up)It comes to 30,000 dollars.

S=Okay.

*Sonny writes out the check and leaves with the ring. When he gets to his car he looks at the ring and flashes those big dimples*

S=(says to himself)I hope you are ready for this Brenda. I know I am.

*The car pulls away and heads back to the penthouse*

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~Itís 4:00 p.m. and Brenda arrives at Lukeís~

*Brenda walks in*

M=Brenda.

B=Hi, Mike. Are you sure you are ready to take her?

M=Of course. I havenít got to spend too much quality time with my grandaughter in awhile. Donít worry weíll be fine.

*Mike goes over and takes Jessica from Brenda*

B=Okay. Everything is in the bag that you should need. If you need anything though, call Lois and Ned.

M=It will be fine, Brenda. Go and have a good time.

B=We will.

*Brenda goes over and says goodbye to Jessica and gives her a kiss on the cheek*

B=Thanks again.

M=Donít mention it.

*Brenda leaves*

*Mike takes Jessica upstairs*

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~At the PH~

*Sonny is on the phone with Jason*

S=So, you can take care of that for me?

J=Anything.

S=Good. I have a special evening planned for Brenda tonight and I donít want to be disturbed.

J=Got it.

S=Okay. I am going to ask her to marry me.

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J=You are?

S=What? Are you surprised?

J=I guess not.

S=Is Robin there

J=Yeah. hold on. I know sheíll want to hear this.

*Jason get Robin*

R=Sonny? Is Brenda all right?

S=Yes, sweetie. She is doing great.

R=Okay, what then?

S=Well, I am going to ask Brenda to marry me tonight.

R=(smiles)Oh, Sonny. I am so happy for you.

S=Thanks, but she hasnít said yes yet.

R=She will.

S=I hope so. Robin, do you think....

R=What?

S=Do you think I am pushing it? Am I going too fast?

R=Are you kidding me? This should of been done a long time ago.

S=(laughs)Okay. Well, I better go check on dinner.

R=Okay. Oh, Sonny.

S=Yeah?

R=Has Jax bothered her?

S=No, he has left town.

R=Really? When?

S=He called this morning.

R=Good. I was worried.

S=I know. I was too.

R=Well, Iíll let you go and I think this is the best news.

S=Thanks. Bye.

*They hang up*

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~At Jasonís apartment(new place)~

J=Great news, huh?

R=The best.

J=What do you think she will say?

R=Jason, she will say yes of course. This is all Brenda has wanted.

J=Yeah. Sonny too, in a way.

R=Yeah, it just took him awhile to admit it. They had a lot to get through to end up where they are now.

J=Yeah. I guess true love wins out in the end.

R=(she kisses him)I guess so.

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~Brenda at Windomís shopping for a dress and lingerie for tonight~

*Brenda tried on at least 20 dresses before she found one that she liked. The dress was a short sleeved red dress that was fitting at the top and flaired out loosely at her waist. The dress was knee lenght*

*The lingerie that she bought was a white satin, spaghetti staped, long gown*

*Brenda pays for them and heads home*

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~Back at the PH~

*Sonny has the table all set and dinner on the table and is sitting on the couch with a glass of wine. He is waiting for Brenda. Brenda walks in *

B=Hey.

S=Hey. What do you got there?

B=Oh, just some clothes for tonight.

S=Clothes?

B=A dress.

S=Okay. Need help?

B=(laughs)No, I can do it myself.

S=Hurry up though because dinner is ready.

B=Smells good.

*Sonny smiles and Brenda heads upstairs to change*

*She comes back down*

S=(he was at the CD player putting on ďthe nearness in youĒ)Hi. You look so beautiful.

B=(Walking over to him)/you always say the sweetest things.

S=Well, itís true. Ready to eat?

B=Yeah. Iím starved.

S=Good. Want some wine?

B=Yeah.

*The sit down and eat*

*The phone rings*

B=Not tonight.

S=Iíll get rid of it.

S=(answers it)Hello.

J(jason)=Hi. Sorry to bug you. Just wanted to set your mind at ease and tell you that you can relax and enjoy your evening with Brenda with no worries. The meeting went great.

S=Thanks. I appreciate that.

*Sonny hangs up*

B=Business?

S=Yeah.

B=Oh.

*She gets up and starts clearing the table. Sonny follows her into the kitchen*

S=What?

B=Nothing. You donít like to talk about your business remember?

S=Well, that was me before not now. I want to be honest with you in every way.

B=Really?

S=Yeah. Jason went to this meeting today because I wanted to stay here with you.

B=Sonny, you didnít have to.

S=I wanted to. Anyway, they wanted to bring prostitution back to PC and they wanted me to be in charge of it. I turned them down and so they wanted a meeting. Jason went and everything is okay and the prostitution will stay in NY. I donít want that here.

B=Iím glad. Thank you for telling me. Thank you for being honest.

S=Yeah. Thatís what I want between us always.

*Brenda goes over and gives him a kiss and a hug*


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S=Are you sure thatís all thatís bothering you?

B=Yeah. This business thing of your scares me.

S=I know it does. I promise I will never let anything happen to you, Brenda. I swear.

B=(smiles)I know you will protect us as long as your here and weíre together.

S=What do you mean by that?

B=(She walks out into the living room and sits at the table by the window)Sonny, you canít gaurantee me that you will always be around. I donít even want to think of the thought of you not being here with me, but with the business youíre in. Well, itís a possibility.

S=Brenda, I....I know what youíre saying. I will do ANYTHING to stay out of the line of fire. I want to always be here for you. I never want to leave you alone. I have too much to live for.

B=I love you.

S=I love you, too. Come and sit down on the couch with me for a second.

B=Okay, but whatís this about?

S=Youíll find out soon enough.

*They go and sit down*

B=Sonny, are we in danger?

S=No. (he takes her hand and kisses it)I want us to always be together. I know weíre living together, but I want more than that. Brenda, will you.....um......would you.....

B=(smiles)What, Sonny?

S=Iím doing this wrong.

B=You can tell me or say anything to me. I hope you know that. I want you to be able to trust me.

S=I do. I always will. What Iím trying to say, Brenda is that......will you marry me?

B=(shocked)What?

S=Will you be my wife?

B=(starts to cry)Are you serious?

S=Never been more serious about anything ever in my life.

B=(she kisses him and hugs him tightly with a big smile)Oh my g*d!

S=(laughs)Is that a yes?

B=YES!!! Yes, yes, yes!

S=Good, because this is what I want more than anything.

B=Me too.

S=(he takes it out of the box and places the ring on her finger)There.

B=Sonny, itís so beautiful.

S=Not as beautiful as you.

B=Oh, baby.

*Brenda kisses him passionately*

B=Make love to me.

*Sonny lifts her up and carries her upstairs and they make love for hours*

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~The next morning~

*Brenda wakes up and Sonny is sleeping right next to her*

*She kisses him and he opens his eyes and smiles*

B=Good morning.

S=Hey.

B=My life is so perfect.

S=Yeah? I plan to make it even more perfect.

B=Oh, yeah? I donít think that is possible.

S=Weíll just see about that.

B=(laughs)I couldnít even imagine being anymore happier than I am right now.

S=Me either. You fill my life, Brenda. You and Jessica give me so much joy.

B=Iím glad because you do the same for us.

*Sonny kisses her*

S=So, when should we set the date?

B=I take it your in a hurry.

S=Of course. I canít wait for the day when I can call you my wife.

B=And you my husband.

*They kiss again*

B=Okay, itís (she looks at the clock)....Oh, Sonny itís noon!

S=So? Do you have to be somewhere?

B=Sonny. I donít want to leave Jessica with Mike all day.

S=Okay. Should we go to Lukeís tonight to announce our engagement?

B=What about Jessica?

S=Weíll bring her with.

B=(she kisses him)You are so great.

S=Thank you.

B=I better get up and go get Jess.

S=Okay. Letís meet back her and go to Lukeís about 7?

B=Sounds good to me.

S=Okay.

*They both get up and get ready and Brenda leaves*

************************************************************************~At Mikeís apartment~

*Brenda knocks on the door and nobody comes right away. Brenda gets a little worried. She turns around and about to leave, but then Mike comes to the door*

B=Hi. Is everything ok?

M=(laughs)Oh, sure.

B=Did she give you a hard time?

M=Come in.

*Brenda comes in and sees Jessica (she is 1 1/2 now)on the couch with a pj bottom and no shirt*

B=Mike, she doesnít even have a shirt on. What happened? You look awful.

M=Well, I was feeding her this morning and she spit up all over me.

*Brenda tries not to laugh. She goes and picks Jessica up. She grabs a shirt out of the diaper bag and puts it on her*

B=There you go, baby.

M=How do you do it?

B=Do what?

M=Take care of her so well.

B=Thatís what Sonny says. Actually he is a good father. All I can say Mike is, that I try my best. Sheís my pride and joy.

M=Yeah, I love her too. But she is a handful.

B=(laughs)Well, arenít all kids?




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M=So, did you and Sonny have a good time?

B=(glowing)We sure did.

M=(looks down at the ring and smiles)So, he finally asked you.

B=(laughsand looks down at the ring)Yeah, he did. Just last night.

M=Iím glad and I am so happy for you both.

B=Thanks. You know, having me and Sonny get married is like a dream come true for me.

M=And I am sure it is for him too. The feelings that he has for you are something I think he has never felt before.

B=I know. Same for me.

M=I mean, you two share a connection that is so deep and so rare. This is your once in a lifetime love. Iím glad you didnít throw it away.

B=Me too. I could never love anyone the way I love Sonny. I never could, but when I married Jax, I guess I didnít want to admit that.

M=Hey, you both made your mistakes in life, but what matter is that the love you share has never died and you are back together now.

B=Youíre right. And Mike?

M=Yeah?

B=I am glad you and Sonny have a better relationship.

M=(smiles)Thank you. I am too.

B=And I know Sonny is too.

M=I hope so.

B=He is. Can you be at Lukeís tonight around 7:30?

M=Sure, why?

B=Sonny and I are going to announce our engagement.

M=I wouldnít miss it. Are you bring Jessica?

B=Yeah.

M=Good.

B=Well, I better go. Itís already 2 and I have some things to do before I meet Sonny at home at 7. If you see Sonny tell him I love him and will see him later.

M=(smiles)Will do.

B=Thanks.

*Brenda and Jessica leave*

*Mike goes downstairs to Lukeís to do some work at the bar*

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~1 hour later~

*Mike is behind the bar when Sonny walks in*

*Sonny goes and sits at a stool at the bar*

M=Hey. You just missed Brenda.

S=Really? How long ago was she here?

M=She just left about an hour ago.

S=Did she tell you to tell me anything?

M=Now that you mention it, yeah she did.

S=Címon Mike. What did she say?

M=Oh, you want me to tell you?

S=Mike.

M=(laughs)OKay. She told me to tell you that she loves you and that she will see you later.

S=(smiles)Oh. Thanks. I wish I would of been here, so she could say it to me.

M=Yeah, I bet. She was glowing this morning. We had a little talk.

S=She was? Iím glad. What did you talk about?

M=Just the two of you and the mistakes you have made with each other in life.

S=Like what?

M=You know and I am not telling you. You can ask her yourself.

S=Oh, thanks.

M=Your welcome.

S=Did she talk to you about coming to Lukeís tonight?

M=Yeah and Iíll be there.

S=Good. You know, I have never been more happier.

M=Thatís funny. Brenda almost said the same thing.

S=Good. All I want is to make her happy. I mean she couldnít make me happier. She gave me a baby girl and I love being a father.

M=Good. Your a good father, Michael.

S=Thanks. And Brenda, she is so good with Jessica. She is such a good mother, Mike.

M=I know.

S=Well, I am going to call Jason and Robin about tonight.

*Mike hands Sonny the phone and leaves*

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~The phone rings at Jasonís apartment~

J=Robin can you get that for me?

R=Sure.

*she picks up the phone*

R=Hello?

S=Robin, itís me, Sonny.

R=Hi! How are things?

S=Great!

R=So, did you ask her last night?

S=Yeah and she said yes.

R=Oh, Sonny. I am so happy for you guys. After everything that you guys have been through. You both deserve this.

S=Thank you. That means so much to us.

R=So, whatís up?

S=Can you and Jason meet us at Lukeís tonight?

R=Sure.

S=Me and Brenda are going to announce our engagement.

R=Okay. Weíll be there.

S=okay. See you then.

R=Bye.

S=Bye.

*Jason comes out of the bathroom*

J=Who was that?

R=Sonny. They want us to meet him and Brenda at Lukeís tonight. They are going to announce their engagement.

J=Sounds good. I am happy for them. Brenda makes him happy and thatís all I want for him.


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