Return From Yesterday
By Misha

Disclaimer- I do not own any of the characters of General Hospital. They belong to the creators of General Hospital, Wendy Riche, Bob Guza, ABC Daytime, and probably a lot of other people with more money than me. I'm not making any money off this story so please don't sue me.

Author's Notes- This starts directly after the end of the September 13th, 2002 show. I decided to take things in the direction I'd like them to go. I'll say this right now, I love Sonny and Carly, but to me, they'll never compare to the passion that was Sonny and Brenda. S&B will always be my all-time favourite daytime couple, so this story will probably end up being about them with some S&C thrown in, as well as some other couples, including Jax & Skye, who I love. Well, that's all for now, more later!

Summery- Brenda's return to Port Charles and Sonny's life will set off a wave of events that will change the lives of everyone in Port Charles forever.

Rating- PG-13

Chapter One

The young man handed the phone to Brenda. With shaking hands, she took it reluctantly.

"Who is this?" Sonny demanded from the other end. "Who are you and why should I meet you?"

Brenda took a deep breath, the moment had come. "It's me." She said finally. "Sonny, it's me. I'm alive."

She didn't gave a name, because she knew that she didn't have to. She knew that Sonny would recognize her voice.

Just as she would always recognize his.

"Sonny, it's me. I'm alive."

Sonny heard the words in frozen disbelief. He knew that voice. Would know it anywhere.

"How?" He asked in disbelief.

"Come to St. Timothy's and I'll tell you everything." She told him softly. "Sonny, it's urgent."

"I'll be there." He promised.

"Thank you." She whispered and then he heard her hang up. Sonny put the phone down, still in shock.

"Who was it?" Jason demanded. "What's happening?"

Sonny closed his eyes. "It was Brenda. She's alive and she has information about Alcazar. She asked me to meet her."

Jason stared at him. "Brenda. Sonny, she's dead."

Then he paused, something obviously dawning on him.

"Damn!" He muttered. "It all fits. What Alcazar had that he was so sure you would want, why he's going after you and Jax, why she hid from me, and especially what Alcazar said on the docks. All along, the missing piece we couldn't figure out... It was Brenda."

Sonny nodded. "Yeah."

"What are you going to do?" Jason asked.

"I'm going to meet here. I have to." Sonny said, heading for the door. "There has to be a reason, she's come back now. After all this time."

"Where are you meeting her?" Jason asked.

Sonny smiled slightly as he reached for the door. "Where else? St. Timothy's."

"Do you want me to go instead?" Jason asked.

Sonny shook his head. "No, this time I'm actually going to show up."

And with that, he turned and walked out the door.

Brenda paced nervously around the church.

It had seemed like the perfect place to meet Sonny. After all, this was where it had ended for them five years earlier.

She remembered that night. She had been so happy. And then so broken.

She took a deep breath and shook her head, that was a long time ago. A lifetime.

Suddenly, the door to the church opened and Sonny walked in.

"It's really you." He whispered, staring at her with transfixed eyes.

"It really is." She told him softly. "You look just like I remember you."

"You're even more beautiful than I remember." Sonny told her in an awe-struck voice. "You're a vision. But then, you always were."

He walked towards her and when he got close enough, he raised one hand to cup her face.

"Is this real?" He asked. "Or am I dead and just don't know it?"

Brenda took in a sharp breath. "Sonny, that's why I came here. Why I escaped. Luis, he's going to kill you. I couldn't let that happen."

Sonny sucked his breath. "What I don't get is how you are involved with him."

"He saved me the night of the car accident." Brenda said in a soft voice. "He nursed be back to health and when I learnt that I was sick, he promised to care for me. But then, then he decided to come after you and Jax, and I knew that I couldn't let him. I couldn't let anything happen to you. I told you once, that all I really wanted was for you to be okay. And I still mean that."

Sonny closed his eyes. "Then why did you stay away? Don't you realize what learning about your "death" did to me?! I spent four years, mourning you!"

"Because, it was for the best!" Brenda screamed. "I didn't want you or Jax, or anyone I loved, to have to watch as I slipped away and went crazy! I wanted to spare you that pain! But that doesn't matter right now, all that matters is that your life is in danger!"

"That's right, it is." A cool voice said from the back of the church.

Sonny and Brenda both turned around to see Alcazar standing there, with two of his henchmen.

"I knew that you had somehow found your way to Corinthos." He told Brenda. "And where else would you two meet, but here?" A grin spread across his face. "Personally, I like the irony. After all, it was here that he broke your heart. Now you can watch me break his, permanently. By putting a bullet in it."

Alcazar pulled out a gun and pointed it at Sonny.

"Usually, I prefer having other people do my dirty work." He said calmly. "But this time, I find it much more satisfying to do it myself."

With that he pulled the trigger.

"No!" Brenda screamed, throwing herself in front of Sonny. A minute later she felt a wave of pain and fell to the ground.