Elizabeth and Emily
Rating: T (tho that's probably a little high)
Disclaimer: I don't get paid for this. If I did, I would be on strike.
Author's note: This is the third in a series, following Lost and Found and Ripples on the Pond. It's a bit different, yet still very much a Liason fic. Please visit me at proboards for this and other stories. http://eatatjoes4. 1
Elizabeth waved as her grandmother pulled out the drive with the boys. Cam was excited about a day out with his grandmother and Jake was his normal happy self. Jason was frowning at her.
"I'm still not sure why we're sending the boys away on your day off."
Elizabeth sauntered over to him and leaned up, placing an open-mouthed kiss just below his ear. Her breath danced over the damp spot as she whispered, "Come upstairs and I'll show you."
Elizabeth rushed into their bedroom to get ready. When he wasn't immediately behind her, she thought she might have broke him.
Jason finally reached the door, obviously aroused, and stopped dead in his tracks. "Elizabeth?"
She turned innocent eyes his way. Beside her on the floor were several cans of wall paint and all the necessary supplies. "Jason?"
"What are you doing?"
She grinned, knowing exactly what he was feeling. "Well, since you bought the house, I was thinking we could start making it more our own. You know, paint the boys' rooms."
Jason walked determinedly toward her. She backed up. He kept coming. Her legs hit the edge of the bed and he had the audacity to gently shove her backwards onto it. "Fine, we'll paint. Later."
Elizabeth opened her arms and lifted her mouth to his. Everything worked just as she planned.
Emily read over Mr. Guza's chart one more time. The patient really should have improved months ago and she was beginning to think he was only doing this to torture her.
Emily looked up into familiar brown eyes. "Steven?"
He smiled and she rounded the nurse's station and hugged him. "What are you doing here?"
Steven returned her hug. "My sister is marrying your brother. I need to make sure she's okay."
Emily shook her head. "She is, trust me. They're so in love it's nauseating."
Steven ran a hand through his hair. "That's what I'm afraid of."
Emily led him over to the lounge. "C'mon, it's not that bad. Jason's out of the mob and they have a beautiful baby boy together."
Steven squinted at her. "Out of the mob? It's that easy. Just walk away, no repercussions."
She sighed. "Of course not, but Sonny's protecting them and Jason knows what he's doing. And he's doing it all for Elizabeth."
"If it's all the same to you, I need to make sure Liz and the boys are safe for myself."
Emily smiled. "That what big brothers are for."
Elizabeth met Emily for lunch at Kelly's. "Hey, there. Sorry I'm late. Jason and I are painting Cam's room and it's taking a little longer than I thought it would."
"No problem," Emily assured her. "Did you leave him there painting?"
"He insisted." Elizabeth smiled to herself as she recalled exactly why the painting was taking so long. They had got a very late start on the project. "Besides, he's just finishing the second coat."
"So, guess who I ran into at the hospital."
Elizabeth rolled her eyes. "Steven."
"Yup. Why didn't you tell me he was back?" Emily asked.
"Well, he only arrived yesterday so I thought I'd tell you today. Honestly, Em, I didn't know he was coming until he knocked at the door."
Emily carefully watched her friend. "He says he's here to check up on Jason."
Elizabeth nodded. "He's in full-on big brother protect mode right now and nothing I say is going to dissuade him. He's even applying for a job at General Hospital."
"I think it's sweet."
Elizabeth arched an eyebrow. "I'm going to remind you of that the next you think Jason is too overprotective."
"Hey, he really is!"
Both women laughed. They chatted about their boys while they ate. Spencer was spending the day with Sonny.
Elizabeth sat her fork down by her empty salad plate. "How's that working out? You and Sonny?"
Emily slowly ate her last French fry. "Better than I ever imagined. The annulment is going smoothly and Spencer seems to be handling the change well. He's been through so much and he's just such a sweet little trooper."
Elizabeth prodded Em a little harder. "And Sonny? He's still with Kate?"
Emily nodded. "Yes and don't start. I'm okay."
Elizabeth placed a hand on Em's arm. "I want you to more than okay. The last few months have been horrible. You lost Nikolas. Lucky's gone. Sonny…"
Emily interrupted her. "Sonny and I were over a long time ago. Sure, we still care for each other and living together, being married, it was confusing for a while. But it's done and I'm fine, really."
Elizabeth bit her lip. "I worry about you. You're my best friend."
Emily's eyes twinkled. "Then distract me. Let's talk wedding."
Elizabeth couldn't resist. Marrying Jason was her most cherished dream come true. As they left the diner, Elizabeth happily shared details about her dress and bouquet.