I do not own characters etc…. This is my first fanfic so go easy please. My fave fanfics are are kandy so thats what i'm attempting to do here. This first chapter is just setting the scene expect some Carter later on if people want it to continue.

Kirsten had sat quietly crying into Sandy's chest for some time until she decided enough was enough. She had just come home from rehab it was supposed to be a happier moment, although her homecoming had been different to what she expected. She wasn't expecting her dad to be broke and to have her written her a letter saying finally all the things she only ever wanted him to say. She certainly wasn't expecting to spend last night in a motel with a bottle of vodka but at least it was untouched. Now she was home with Sandy and the boys and it was time to rebuild their family.

"I'll go make you some coffee" Sandy said as he kissed her forehead and walked out of their bedroom. Kirsten called out thanks as he left and she got changed. As he walked to the kitchen he silently thanked God firstly that she was alright after last night and secondly that his wife had finally returned home to him. He knew the boys would be pleased to see her back but they were not home at the moment and he had to say he was pretty pleased about this fact since it meant he would get to spend some quality time with Kirsten on his own.

Sandy had just finished pouring the coffee when Kirsten walked into the kitchen. "Aww honey, I've missed our coffee time" he said smiling at her. He knew that before she had left for rehab they hadn't really done this for a while but that was going to change now he wanted her to know that he wanted to be with her, only her, all the time. She too had missed just spending time with him but having already spent time crying that morning wasn't quite ready to be sentimental with him. "So I let Charlotte know I wouldn't be going back she said she'd drop my stuff off later. She's thinking of spending some in Newport which would be good for both of us."

Sandy nodded silently wishing that Charlotte would just leave his wife alone. There was just something about her that he really didn't like or trust but he didn't want to put any kind of strain on his relationship with Kirsten since it was fragile enough at the moment so he just moved the topic onto the summer. He decided that while the boys were gone he had a good opportunity to explain the whole Trey situation and why he didn't tell her earlier that Ryan's brother had been shot by his girlfriend. "Sandy I wished you would have told me sooner I could have helped you, been there for you all more. I know why you didn't tell me and it really is sweet but now we've got to be honest with each other. I'm out of rehab and I've got to support you as much as you've supported me."

Sandy took her face in his hands and kissed her on the lips. "Its not a competition you know! You know I'm always going to do what I can to protect you." She smiled and kissed him back. For the first time in months they sat on their couch wrapped around each other both so glad that they had found their way back to each other.