DISCLAIMER: I do not own any part of Passions or any of the characters below. If I did, that lying jerk Gwen would have had her secret exposed years ago and Beth would never have interfered in Luis and Sheridan's life. Not to mention the fact that Noah would never have believed Fancy was in danger if she stayed with him, therefore him never sleeping with Maya and he and Fancy still in love. And Miguel and Kay would be together with Fox leaving them alone, hottt Fox would still be on the show, and Chad would never have slept with Vincent.

Does that solve that?

I am just a major fan. Nothing more, nothing less.

Although it would be cool if I lived in Harmony…which is obviously impossible lol.

"Theresa, please, just trust me. Please tell me what this blackmailer has on you that it keeping us from being together," Ethan Winthrop told the love of his life, Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane.

"Ethan, I can't tell you. I have to help my brothers. I have to keep Luis and Miguel out of prison," Theresa responded.

"But Theresa--"

"No, Ethan. My decision is final. I am going to marry Jared. I'm going to have a family with him. And I'm not changing my mind."

"But why, Theresa? I love you, and you love me, I know you do. Please don't marry Jared. Don't marry him. Don't ruin our chances of finally becoming a family with Little Ethan and Jane. Just tell me what the blackmailer has on you."

"No Ethan--"

"Come on, Theresa."

"Fine, you know what? Fine. I can't take you bugging me about it anymore. I'll lose the Crane empire and the power to help my brothers for good, but I don't want you annoying me about it anymore," Theresa said. She took a breath and continued, "While in Rome last summer, J.T. Cornell told me and gave me proof that Julian is not Little Ethan's father."

"Well, then who is?" Ethan inquired.

"Think about it," Theresa responded.

Ethan did and the answer came to him a lot quicker than he had thought it would. Their passionate lovemaking on the beach hours before their failed wedding…the time Little Ethan was born…

"Is it me?" he asked Theresa softly.

"Yes," she answered back.

"Well, why didn't you tell me?" Ethan demanded angrily.

"I would have lost the Crane power for good and Little Ethan would have too. It would still represent evil."

"But didn't Alistair adopt him?" Ethan questioned.

"Oh…that's right. I didn't think of that," Theresa mused quietly.

"But that's not the only reason you didn't tell me, right?" an angry Ethan asked, searching Theresa's eyes for answers. "What else was it?"

"Well, I was going to tell you in Rome, but then you advised your friend who had had an affair to sue the birth mother for custody and I was terrified that Gwen would try to take Little Ethan away from me again--"

"Theresa, that was an entirely different case," Ethan cut in. "My friend didn't love the woman he had an affair with. But I love you."

"—You let her do it before with both Little Ethan and Jane, who was to say she wouldn't do it again? I couldn't lose him again," Theresa finished as if Ethan hadn't spoken.

"But after Gwen left me, and Jane, and Harmony, why didn't you tell me then?"

"That's when the blackmailer came into the picture," Theresa said bitterly.

"Oh," Ethan said.

Suddenly, the doors were thrown open and Whitney Russell rushed into the room. "Theresa, it's time!" she exclaimed.

"Ethan, you have to go now, I'm about to walk down the aisle," Theresa said.

"I'll be right there Whit!" she called to her best friend.

"Okay!" Whitney replied at the top of her lungs. She left Ethan and Theresa alone.

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