Disclaimer: Port Charles and all of its characters and storylines belong to ABC.
Spoilers: the entire series through the series finale
Pairings: you'll have to wait and see...
A/N: I've been wanting to write a continuation ever since Port Charles was unfairly pulled from our screens two years ago, and now its finally happening! The way that the show ended left so many stories to be told, and now I am taking the opportunity to tell them as I honestly think they would have happened had the show continued. I am going to focus this fic on the Rafe/Alison/Caleb/Livvie storyline, and I am not going to come out and say what the pairings are right away, because as on soaps they will change as the fic goes on, but remember that if at any point you don't like where I take this fic that I am writing this how I believe it would have happened. I know right now who I am going to have end up together in the end. So you have to trust me. :-)
Dedication: To the entire cast and crew of Port Charles, thank you so much for bringing us so much wonderful television for 6 years. Especially to executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers, headwriter James H. Brown, series creators Carolyn and Richard Culliton and Wendy Riche, and most of all actors Erin Hershey Presley, Brian Gaskill, Michael Easton, and Kelly Monaco, without whom the excellent storyline this fic is based upon would not be possible.
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"Bye! Thank you so much for coming!" Alison called out as they watched their family and friends depart the bed and breakfast. One hand was wrapped around the waist of her new husband while the other waved farewell.
Rafe leaned down and kissed the top of her head as their guests pulled down the driveway to head back to Port Charles. "I take it you liked your surprise."
She grinned up at him. "Rafe, you know me too well. Even though I swore up and down that I was fine getting married just the two of us, you made the day perfect. Thank you so much."
Rafe shrugged. "Well, I also knew that Lucy would never forgive me if we got married without her."
Alison leaned her head against her new husband's shoulder. The wedding itself had ended about an hour ago, and then she and Rafe had celebrated with their friends for a while before the B&B's shuttle had taken them to a nearby motel to spend the night. "Rafe, we did it. We're actually married!"
"Yes, I believe we are, Mrs. Kovich," Rafe said. He hadn't been able to stop grinning ever since they had been pronounced man and wife. He reached down and took her hand. "Now what do you say we go upstairs to start enjoying our wedding night?"
She grinned. "I would say that I would love nothing more." Hand in hand they stepped back inside and headed straight for the elevator. Once inside Rafe surprised Alison by kissing her fiercely. She wrapped her arms around his neck and leaned back against the wall of the elevator, enjoying every moment of wedded bliss. When it stopped at their floor she started to exit so she could complete the short distance to their suite, but Rafe stopped her.
"I believe you're forgetting something," he said, sweeping her up into his arms.
She shrieked and giggled as he carried her down the hall to their room, not even putting her down to open the door. He carried her over the threshold and finally placed her on her feet once they were next to the bed. "Oh, Rafe, look," Alison whispered, looking around at the room. Delicate piano music played lightly from the stereo. Pink rose petals were strewn across the bed and the floor, and several white candles were lit in strategic places throughout the room. On the night stand there was a bottle of champagne chilling in a bucket of ice. "Oh, Annette must have done this for us. How sweet! I knew this place was the perfect spot to get married," she gushed.
Rafe simply nodded. He couldn't complain about the service they had received or the beautiful ceremony, but something had felt off about this whole situation from the moment that guy in the gym had offered them the room, and he still felt it now. This place was almost too good to be true. But he knew better than to say that to Alison, he had promised her that he would move on from constantly being on the lookout for danger and just enjoy their life together. And that was a promise he was going to try his hardest to keep.
Pushing any negative thoughts away, he looked at his beautiful bride, standing there in her simple, beaded wedding gown with her hair pulled off her neck. "You look so beautiful," he said, reaching out to lightly graze her cheek. "I can't believe you're finally my wife."
She hugged him, resting her head against his chest. "We've overcome so much Rafe. We've been through more than any couple should ever have to go through. And I'll admit, there were times when I thought I might never get to marry you."
He closed his eyes. "It did take us long enough to finally get it right, didn't it?"
"Too long. But now we're together and nothing's ever going to break us apart again. Today we promised in front of God and our closest friends that we would love each other forever. Anything that happened in the past doesn't matter anymore. All that's important now is our future," she said softly.
He gently pulled her back from him so he could look into her eyes. "I love you Mrs. Kovich."
"I love you, Mr. Kovich," she said with a smile. Their lips came together and they entwined their arms passionately. Rafe slowly reached his hand around her and unzipped her white dress, slipping the straps off her shoulders as he kissed them gently before letting the dress fall to the floor. She kissed him again, pushing off his jacket and undoing the buttons on his shirt as she slowly led him towards the bed. He picked her up again and placed her on the bed in the pile of rose petals. He stared at her a moment before climbing on top of her and proceeding to show her just how much he loved her.
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Livvie closed her eyes and wrapped her arms around herself as the tears started to fall harder and faster. This can't be happening. "Caleb, no, its not true! Alison can't be having your baby," she yelled shrilly.
Caleb slowly circled around her. "You made the wish Olivia. And now we all have to live with the consequences."
"It wasn't supposed to be this way! Dammit Caleb, why are you doing this to me?" she shrieked.
He shook his head sadly. "You did this to yourself my love."
"But why now? You just married me Caleb, you just listened to me pour my heart out to you and vow to stand by your for all eternity! How could you do this to me now?" she said in disbelief. "I thought you loved me."
"I do love you Olivia. Despite my best judgement I continue to love you even when you make mistakes over and over again. But this isn't about love, this is about your actions and their consequences."
She shook her head frantically. "I knew something was wrong, I could tell you've been acting secretive. But I told myself over and over again that I was just paranoid, but you were planning this all along. Your plan was to marry me and then destroy me! ADMIT IT!" she screamed at him, still sobbing.
Caleb stayed surprisingly calm despite her bellowing accusations at him. "Olivia, no punishment I could ever give you could equal the pain you will feel when you watch my child grow inside of Alison, and then watch her give birth to my blood, my legacy. You set this entire chain of events in motion the moment you slipped this ring off my finger, and now you have no choice but to live with the consequences."
Livvie turned away from him and walked quickly back inside to their suite, the tears still falling rapidly. "Does Alison know?" she asked finally.
"She will soon enough," Caleb said mysteriously, following his wife inside.
She shook her head, attempting to wipe some of the tears away with her hand. "How could you do this to me? How could you marry me and then be so cruel?" She stared at him. "Maybe everyone was right all along. Maybe you are nothing but a monster."
He raised an eyebrow. "Those are some pretty harsh words for your new husband."
Furious, she stood and grabbed a bottle of champagne that had been chilling on the bedside and threw it across the room. It smashed when it hit the wall and made a mess all over the floor. "Damn you. I am not staying here with you one more second." She turned and stormed towards the door, yanking it open and disappearing down the hallway.
Caleb sat down on the bed, his expression unreadable. "Go ahead my love. You won't get far."
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"I can't believe my baby girl is married," Elizabeth gushed as she and the other wedding guests exited the B&B shuttle outside a small motel after a short drive.
"I can't really believe it either. But I'm so glad Rafe had the sense to invite us, I would have been ready to kill that cousin of mine if he and Alison had really gone through with that private ceremony baloney," Lucy said, holding Ian's hand.
"Well I'm glad they finally went through with it," Jack added.
Lucy nodded as they all headed for the entrance of the motel. "Yes, that little Bed and Breakfast was actually pretty romantic, and they had great service too." She turned around to tell the driver of the van thanks, and was surprised to see that the vehicle that had left them there less than thirty seconds earlier was nowhere to be seen. She frowned, turning to Ian. "That's strange. I don't even remember hearing them drive away!"
"Now that I think about it, did we even see who was driving?" Ricky pointed out.
Lucy frowned as they stepped inside the office of the motel. "That's very strange." She was starting to have a very bad feeling about this, and she knew from experience that her feelings were usually right. She approached the front desk of the motel and addressed the man sitting behind it. "Hi, we just came from a wedding at this little Bed and Breakfast about fifteen minutes from here. We're going to be needing some rooms."
The man frowned. "I can certainly get you some rooms...but I don't know what you're talking about. There's no Bed and Breakfast anywhere near here. We're the only accommodations for miles."
Lucy felt a chill go up and down her spine. Ian spoke up. "That can't be possible, we just came from there, we watched some friends of ours get married."
The man shook his head. "Well I'm sorry, but I've worked here for ten years, and trust me, we're in the middle of nowhere out here. See, I can show you." He picked up a map and handed it over the counter to Ian. "You can see that its just wilderness. Most of our business comes from campers and hikers."
Everyone crowded around as Ian studied the map. Sure enough it showed the motel and then...nothing. The road they had traveled on to the motel was on the map, but there was nothing along it. "Where did Rafe say he heard about that place again?" Elizabeth said, starting to sound a little worried.
"It was a customer at the gym," Ricky said. "I don't know, this is starting to get more than a little weird."
Lucy drew in a big breath. "I have a very bad feeling about all of this." She shuddered and stared out the windows into the vast, open wilderness that surrounded the motel. "A very bad feeling."
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Please review! I'm dying to know what everyone thinks of this! This is my first time writing for these characters, so constructive criticism would be much appreciated!