Author's Note: This story takes place 3 months after Lost and Found. There will be character deaths but I promise a happy, sappy Liason ending.
Oh, yes, I did tell some of you this would be a couple weeks away. But here's the deal: the first third is finished and the outline is holding up well, so here ya go. Now please do your part and review!
Disclaimer: I don't own them. I'm not getting paid. Unless, of course, you gentle readers want to send some cash my way. I won't tell. D
Lucky Spencer rolled over and looked at the mess of bright red hair. Her name was Sandy or Mandy or something like that. It didn't matter. She served her purpose, just like many others before her. He had forgotten for a little while.
A glance at the clock on the nightstand showed that it was still early. He didn't need to be at the station for another four hours. On the floor was a bottle of tequila. There was just enough left to give him a slight buzz. Perfect way to start the day.
Helena Cassadine smiled at her great-grandson. The beautiful baby was sleeping peacefully in his crib. He was going to be the perfect prince. His future was glorious.
There were still some details that needed attention. Helena needed to locate her unfortunate grandson Nikolas and put him out of his misery. It was the least she could do for his father.
Then there was Emily Quartermaine. That young lady needed to be put in her place, which was far from the Cassadine heir.
Helena stroked Spencer's cheek. Yes, everything was going to perfect.
Emily awoke with a feeling of dread. Something was wrong. She quickly pulled on her robe and made her way to the nursery.
Spencer was still sound asleep. She felt his forehead but it was not feverish. He was fine. She sat down in the rocking chair and stared out the window. Something was wrong but she had no idea what.
Helena slipped quietly down the secret staircase with a grin on her face.
Jason Morgan held Elizabeth Spencer as she slept. He caressed her back and kissed the top of her head. He really should be sleeping but his plans for the day were making him nervous.
"What's wrong?" Elizabeth mumbled.
Jason kissed her head again. "Nothing, go back to sleep."
Elizabeth raised her head and looked into his eyes. Seeing nothing, she kissed his chin and settled back into his embrace. "Love you."
"I love you, too."
Emily approached the fifth floor nurses station and greeted her friend.
Elizabeth noticed the dark circles under her eyes. "Are you okay?"
Emily started to nod her head but tilted it instead. "Honestly, no, but it's really nothing."
Elizabeth gave her a look. "That's not a very reassuring answer. Listen, if you want to cancel tonight, I understand."
"No! Spencer loves playing with Cam and Jake. Besides, Jason would kill me if I backed out at the last minute."
Elizabeth shook her head. "No, he wouldn't. He might be concerned about you, just like I'm concerned about you."
Emily placed a hand on Liz's arm. "I'm okay. Sometimes sleeping alone at Wyndemere is a little spooky." Emily winked at her. "Besides my brother and my best friend are long overdue for romantic date."
As Elizabeth watched the young intern walk off, she hoped it was nothing more serious.
Jason laughed with Elizabeth as they rode the motorcycle. He wanted tonight to be special and reliving the things that brought them together had seemed like the perfect idea. So far, so good.
When they arrived at the bridge, Elizabeth took off her helmet and ran a hand though her flattened hair. "I've missed this."
Jason held her hand as they walked to the edge. "Me, too."
She hugged him. "Not that I don't love having the boys around."
Jason smiled. "But you've still got the bug."
It was Elizabeth's turn to laugh. "I guess I do. I should confess something."
Jason's eyebrow arched. "What's that?"
Elizabeth stepped away from him. "I love the wind and the speed and all that but what I really love, what I've always loved, is how close I feel to you when we ride. The way we lean together and being pressed up against your back." Elizabeth bit her lip. "It's more than physical though. It's like it's just the two of us in our own private world where nothing bad ever happens. Ridiculous, huh?"
Jason slowly moved his head side-to-side. "No, I feel it, too."
They watched the river roll lazily by below them. Elizabeth was thinking how right it felt to be here with him again. The last time had been when they had first said 'I love you' to each other and agreed to be apart. For just a moment, she feared that was his intention again. Jason had clearly been anxious about something all day.
Jason heard her catch her breath and turned to face her. She was on the verge of tears, just like the last time they were here. This was a mistake. "We should leave."
Elizabeth sniffled. "No, Jason, I love being here with you." She reached for him and he came to her. "I love you."
Jason buried his face in her soft hair. "I love you."
Elizabeth kissed his neck. "Tell me what's wrong."
"Something's been eating at you all day." Elizabeth stroked his hair. "Please share it with me."
Jason's doubts vanished. Right here and right now was perfect for what he had in mind. He took her hands in his and stared into her eyes. "I love you."
Elizabeth waited but he seemed at a loss for words. "I love you, too. I don't ever want to lose you." Maybe if she held on tight enough, he wouldn't break her heart again.
Jason could see the fear in her eyes and leaned down to kiss her forehead. "I don't ever want to be without you." He released her hands and took a step back.
Elizabeth couldn't breath. This was happening. He was breaking it off, probably for her sons' safety, and all she could think was that she no longer cared about the risks.
Jason knelt on one knee and pulled a diamond solitaire from his jacket pocket. "Will you marry me?"
Elizabeth couldn't answer. This was so far from what she had imagined that it didn't seem real. Jason lowered the hand holding the ring, hurt written all over his face. His pain sent her into action. She launched herself into his arms, sending them both to the snowy ground. He put his hands on her cheeks and kissed her deeply, rolling over so that he was on top.
When they broke apart, he smiled. "I hope that was a yes."
Elizabeth laughed again. "Of course it was! Did you really think I'd turn you down?"
Jason placed the ring on her finger and then frowned. "My life is dangerous, Elizabeth, for you and for Cam and Jake. But I promise you I'll protect you. I'll do my best to make sure it never touches you."
Elizabeth placed her hand over his mouth. "Stop. This is what I want, what the boys and I need. We're going to have a wonderful life together, Jason."
He relaxed. "Last summer, when we met here, this is what I wanted but…"
She kissed him. "It's what I wanted, too. Let's forget about everything else and just start right here. From now on, no looking back."
"None." Their lips met again but Elizabeth stopped. "Why don't we take this home to our nice warm bed?"
Jason sighed. "That's a really long drive."
Elizabeth giggled. "This is really cold snow."
They were laughing again as they walked back over to the bike.