*I just found this drabble at another site. I wrote it so a few weeks before Jason and Sam's wedding so its vintage lol Hope you enjoy it!*
Sam had returned from her honeymoon a little more scathed than she would have liked. The Franco debacle had scared her and nothing usually ruffled Sam like this. Still, when Alexis showed up on the very day Sam and Jason returned home, she was determined not to say a word about it so as not to have Alexis freak out. But mothers... They always find a way to get the truth out of you; they know how to soothe you and make you feel safe again...
Alexis kissed Sam's forehead as they sat down on the sofa. Sam shifted nervously on the cushions as Alexis studied her closely, seeing her completely, in that way only a mother can. "Something's on your mind," Alexis said.
Sam shook her head. "I am just really happy to see you."
"I am happy to see you too. How was your honeymoon?"
Sam answered too quickly. "It was great. Just great."
Alexis studied Sam even more intently. "Alright you're not telling me something. What's going on? Are you and Jason having problems already?"
Sam shook her head. "No we're not. In fact, Jason saved me so -" Her voice broke off. "Never mind."
Alexis reached for Sam's hand, giving it a squeeze. "I am your mother, Sam. Like it or not, I know when something's bothering you. So just spill it because you know that I won't leave you alone until you tell me what's going on."
Sam realized there was no way out of this and looked over at her mom with tears gathering in her eyes. "Franco ..."
"Yeah ... He showed up in Hawaii. He kidnapped me. He was going to kill me. Jason saved me but ... I was scared, Mom, really scared and you know I don't do scared."
Alexis immediately pulled Sam into her arms, hugging her tightly. "Oh, my girl. Why didn't you call me about this?"
"I didn't want to worry you but I've - I've been having flashbacks of him sliding the knife across my throat..." She shivered involuntarily.
"Does Jason know how you're feeling?"
Sam shook her head as the tears began to fall. "No. Because I don't want him to feel like he brought his on me. I don't want him to feel guilty."
Alexis dabbed at Sam's teary face. "Honey, you need to tell him. Sharing your feelings is part of married life. Even if it's hard to admit, he needs to know so he can be there for you - supporting you."
Sam nodded. "I will be alright."
"Yes you will eventually, because you're a strong woman; you're a Davis. But it's okay to be scared right now; it's okay to feel all sorts of emotions. It's just not good to bottle them up the way I always used to do."
Sam quirked a half-smile. "Still do sometimes."
Alexis smiled back. "Well, we can't all change overnight." She kissed Sam's cheek again. "I love you, Sam. I just want what's best for you. Please know that I want that more than anything in the world."
Sam nodded. "I do, Mom."
"I love it when you call me 'Mom'. I really do."
"Well I'm happy that you're in my life. I am really glad that all of our problems are behind us and we get along so much better now. I was so lost before you came into my life. I wanted roots and a place to belong and you gave all that and more to me. I can never thank you enough."
"There's no need to thank me. That's what mothers do."
Sam nodded. "Well you do it well. You help make me feel complete, Mom, and I never felt that before. It means the world to me."
"You mean the world to me, Sam ... Now just promise you'll tell Jason how you're feeling. Promise me that you'll be okay."
"I will, Mom," Sam said. "With you and Jason and my sisters in my life, I know I will be just fine."