Carly entered the main floor of her club and saw Sonny sitting at her
designated table, a brooding expression on his face. One corner of her
mouth quirked up. If all went well, perhaps he wouldn't be brooding for
long. She sat down across from him. "Thanks for agreeing to meet me here,
Sonny." He looked around and shrugged. "Well, if this was the only time
and place you could meet…I'm just glad that I could get together with you."
She patted his hand. "Tell me all about it." Sonny told her about how he
and Skye had fought over AJ and Courtney, and how he had brought Courtney
to Pine Valley so she could make up with her husband. Carly listened as he
mentioned that Skye didn't come over to him at the ball, and his indecision
over whether that was because she didn't want him anymore, or if she was
just being insecure. "I don't know what to do, Carly. Do I just drop it
and assume that Skye and I are over? Or do I make one last ditch effort to
get her back?" Carly looked sympathetic. "That's quite a dilemma you have
there. Do you think there's the possibility that Skye would make a move?"
Sonny waved his hand. "I can't factor that into my decision. Next to you,
Skye is the most unpredictable woman I've ever known. Trying to second
guess her would make me crazy." Carly laughed. She looked at her watch.
"Sonny, do you mind if I step away for a moment? I have to introduce the
next performer." Sonny nodded wearily. She stood up and went around to
the backstage area.
Sonny knocked back the last of his drink. He hadn't told Carly that he'd
been thinking the very thing she suggested. He had been hoping that Skye
would make some sort of move. Every time Johnny or Max knocked on the door
to announce a visitor, he hoped it was her. Every time his phone rang, he
hoped it was her. But it had been two weeks since New Years, and he hadn't
heard a peep. He knew she was in town. He could feel it. But she hadn't
approached him at all. It was over. Truly over. He needed to move on,
let go. Talking it to death with Carly wasn't going to help. He signalled
the waiter for his check. He took out a piece of paper to leave Carly a
note, and saw out of the corner of his eye that she was now onstage
approaching the microphone. "Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for visiting
Club Impulse. I want to welcome a very special guest to the stage tonight.
After a long absence from her singing career, she will be performing one
song, and one song only. You will probably recognize her as a prominent
businesswoman here in town, but for tonight she will go by another name."
Sonny paused in the middle of writing his note. No…it couldn't be….
"Please give a warm round of applause for….Antionette!" Carly smiled
widely and led the audience in an enthusiastic applause.
Skye walked out onto the stage, looking resplendant in the purple gown she
had worn to the opera in Italy. The clapping became erratic as people in
the audience gradually recognized her, and expressed surprise that a
Quartermaine was going to sing for them. If she was anything like Ned
Ashton, aka Eddie Maine, they were in for a good time. Skye reached the
microphone, and within seconds the club became deafeningly silent. "This
is more than a song. Its an appeal. An appeal that I hope…will have a
response." She turned her head slightly to indicate that the band should
start playing. Skye closed her eyes and began to sing…
*Don't leave me in all this pain
Don't leave me out in the rain
Come back and bring back my smile
Come and take these tears away
I need your arms to hold me now
The nights are so unkind
Bring back those nights when I held you beside me
Unbreak my heart
Say you'll love me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked outta my life
Uncry these tears
I cried so many nights
Unbreak my heart, my heart
Take back that sad word good-bye
Bring back the joy to my life
Don't leave me here with these tears
Come and kiss this pain away
I can't forget the day you left
Time is so unkind
And life is so cruel without you here beside me
Don't leave me in all this pain
Don't leave me out in the rain
Bring back the nights when I held you beside me
Unbreak my heart, oh baby
Come back and say you love me
Unbreak my heart
Without you I just can't go on
Can't go on
As the last note died away, there was a brief silence, followed by a
deafening applause. Skye opened her eyes, finally looking towards the
table where Sonny had been sitting. Her heart lurched when she saw that
the chair was empty. Her eyes flicked around. He wasn't at any of the
tables, or on the dance floor. He was gone. She fought to keep from
showing her extreme disappointment. He had been so disgusted with her that
he left in the middle of her performance. She attempted a halfhearted nod
of acknowledgement to the audience, then turned to go. Tears were blurring
her eyes, so she didn't see him until she had run right smack into him.
Skye gasped as warm, strong hands grasped her shoulders to steady her. She
looked up and saw that it was Sonny. The tears brimmed over and fell onto
her cheeks. His gaze burned right through her, his every thought and
emotion emblazoned in his eyes. He loved her. He wanted her. Skye smiled
shakily. Then she laughed. Her laughter was smothered as he kissed her.
The audience roared its approval. What a night! First a Quartermaine sang
for them, and then they got to see the town mobster sweep her into his
arms. Carly stood in the wings, feeling choked up. Maybe now her ex-
husband could finally be happy. Sonny broke off the kiss and whispered to
Skye. "We will never let our families come between us again." Skye shook
her head wildly, giddy with joy. Sonny continued. "And I know just how we
can accomplish that." She looked at him, curiosity shining in her eyes.
He shook his head. "First things first. We are leaving here immediately.
I don't want the rest of our reunion to be quite this public." Skye smiled
slyly. "Wouldn't it be ironic if your first conviction was for indecent
exposure?" Sonny growled his reply, and they hurried offstage.
Rome, Italy – six months later
Ryan Lavery loosened his tie, wishing that he was inside the church,
instead of outside in the blazing July heat. It was certainly a beautiful
day for a wedding, he thought in disgust. There was a crackling in his ear
as Anna's voice came through the listening device. "Its almost showtime.
Keep an eye out for anything suspicious." He spoke into his watchband.
"Roger that." Anna smiled from inside the church, feeling sorry for him.
Oh well, he gets a free trip to Italy for his troubles. She turned her
attention back to the proceedings.
Sonny stood at the end of the aisle looking very calm and quietly
confident. The music began, and Rae Cummings-Sykes glided down the aisle,
escorted by Mike Corbin. They went up to the altar and lit the unity
candles. Mike seated Rae and then went over to stand next to Sonny as Best
Man. Erica Kane Stamp came next, a serene expression on her face. She
reached the end of the aisle and stood in the Matron of Honor spot. Next
came Jason Morgan accompanying Hayley Santos. They parted and he stood
next to Mike, while Hayley stood next to Erica. Next came Emily
Quartermaine, escorted by Zander Smith. There was no awkwardness between
them, having made peace a long time ago. They took their respective places
on either side of the aisle. The audience smiled at Mikey, with his shock
of red hair, as he came confidently down the aisle bearing a satin pillow
with two rings. There were a few awws and chuckles as Colby Chandler came
shyly down the aisle, hesitantly scattering flower petals here and there.
Lucky Spencer snapped picture after picture. Gabrielle Medina scribbled
furiously in her journalist pad, making note of the gorgeous purple
bridesmaids dresses and the delicate purple tulip that each attendant
cradled in her arm. There was a signal from the priest, and the
congregation stood. The music changed tempo, and Skye appeared in the
doorway, Adam Chandler on her right and Alan Quartermaine on her left. She
floated down the aisle between her two fathers, looking regal in a gown of
palest champagne [note: I am horrible at describing dresses, so why don't I
just give you a link to a dress that I think would look fab on Skye:
http://www.cocoevoci.com/WG065.html ]. Her bouquet was made up of purple
tulips and champagne colored rosebuds mixed with tiny ferns. The two men
handed her over to her groom. Alexis Davis came up and gave a scripture
reading, then the priest began his recitation. For Skye, the ceremony was
a blur. She kept gazing at Sonny, hardly believing that she was in Italy
once again, an entire year after her first trip. She had started that trip
hating Sonny Corinthos and mourning over Jax's marriage to Carly. Amazing
how things could change in so short a time. She was blissfully happy and
knew that the best was yet to come.
Before Sonny knew it, the ceremony was over and they were pronounced man
and wife. He allowed a huge grin of pleasure to overwhelm his face as he
stared down at his new bride. Their kiss was slow and sweet, accompanied
by sniffles and cheers from the audience. They strode down the aisle
together, practically running in giddiness towards the door. Johnny and
Max stood at the end, holding the doors open, and Anna stood to one side.
She gave Sonny a wink. Lucky was outside, ready to snap the money shot as
a flock of white doves were released the moment Sonny and Skye stepped foot
out the door. Skye laughed in delight. What a glorious day!
The reception was held at in the ballroom in the hotel where Sonny and Skye
had stayed a year ago. The attendees were comprised of the people who had
participated in the wedding and their guests. This included Chief of
Security Anna Devane Hayward and her husband Dr. David Hayward; Security
Assistant Ryan Lavery and his fiancee Kendall Hart; Maid of Honor Erica
Kane Stamp and her husband Special Agent Chris Stamp; Best Man Michael
Corbin and his date, Barbara Jean Spencer; Bridesmaid Hayley Santos and her
husband Mateo; Groomsman Jason Morgan and his date, Elizabeth Webber;
Bridesmaid Emily Quartermaine and her date, Photographer Lucky Spencer;
Groomsman Zander Smith and his date, Kristina Cassadine; Ushers Johnny and
Max; Mother of the Bride Rae Cummings Sykes and her husband Commisioner
John Sykes; Ring Bearer Michael Corinthos and mother Caroline Jacks, her
husband Jasper, father AJ Quartermaine, and his wife Courtney; Flower Girl
Colby Chandler and her father, Father of the Bride Adam Chandler and her
mother Liza; Father of the Groom Alan Quartermaine and his wife Monica;
Event Reporter Gabrielle Medina and her fiance Bo Buchanan; Scripture
Reader Alexis Davis and her date Mason Capwell.
The reception went very well, despite certain tensions amongst the guests.
Everyone agreed to be civil to each other. Adam simply ignored Ryan and
David. Likewise Jason and Lucky disregarded each other. Surprisingly,
Erica and Kendall got along famously. It looked as if their rocky
relationship was finally beginning to heal. Rae tried not to be annoyed by
Gabrielle, who could be obnoxious with the best of them. Mikey and Colby,
the only children present, were cute as a button. Mikey was very
protective of Colby the whole evening, acting like a little gentleman by
attending to all her needs. More than a few people were plotting their
future together. There was one point during the evenings festivities when
a number of guests, including the bride and groom, disappeared for about an
hour. It wasn't revealed until much later that Sonny and Skye, along with
Chris Stamp, Anna Devane Hayward, John Skyes, Bo Buchanan, and Jasper Jacks
were in a back room planning the transformation of Sonny Corinthos into a
legitimate businessman. Skye was proud of her new husband, able to read in
his face his steely determination to make it work this time. With the help
of law enforcement and other legitimate business people, Sonny would be
able to expand his current midsize legal business venture, Mocha Mike's
while at the same time making sure that more unsavory underworld types
didn't come in to replace him in crime.
Sonny and Skye said their goodbyes to all their guests, and departed on
their month-long honeymoon. The first week would be spent on a whirlwind
tour of various countries in Europe. The second week would be more
relaxing, as they baked on a sandy beach in Bali. The last two weeks would
be the most special to them. Ever since reuniting back in January, they
had been going through the long and arduous process for adopting a child
internationally. In the end, the timing was perfect. Their plans to marry
a year after their first trip to Italy coincided with the part of the
adoption process where they would spend time with the child in order to
bond during finalization of the adoption. Therefore the second half of
their honeymoon would not be as glamorous, but infinitely more meaningful.
When they arrived in Costa Rica, Skye was quite anxious to see their new
little girl. Finally the moment came, and with Sonny's arm around her,
Skye held their new child in her arms. They gazed down in wonder at her
tiny face. After a long moment, Sonny whispered in a choked voice,
"Welcome to our family, Ciela Asoleada Corinthos."
[author's note: In case you were wondering (wink), Ciela Asoleada is a
feminized version of the Spanish translation for "sunny sky." I was sad to
finally finish this fanfic, but there are other stories in me waiting to
come out. I hope you enjoyed it.]
*Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton