Chapter 21

Jason and Carly laid in their bed, trying to savor the last few hours of their honeymoon.

"Jase, I have something to tell you," Carly said.

"You're not pregnant again, are you?" he asked, jokingly.

"No, I'm not. I don't think my body could take another pregnancy, at least not right now. I wanted to tell you that I love you so much, and I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't saved me." She started crying.

"Hey, hey, what's wrong?" he asked, wiping away a tear from her face.

"It's just that my life was a total disaster. I had a miscarriage, and I lost my son. My marriage wasn't working. I didn't even want to get out of bed in the morning. Then, you made my life better."

"You saved me, too. You made me feel like I wasn't dangerous and that I could be father to my kids, and I mean all of my kids. Michael and Morgan are mine. I was scared, though," he admitted.

"Jason Morgan never gets scared."

"I do, and most of the time it's because of you. You make me feel like I've never felt before. I was scared that being in a relationship with you wouldn't work out and I would lose you."

"But you told me that it would work out. You convinced me not to be scared."

"Yeah, but that was just to convince you."

"I was scared that you didn't really love me. That you would go back to Elizabeth or Sam or…"

"I could never do that because I'm so in love with you. I can't believe you thought that I would go back to Elizabeth or Sam. And I can't believe that you named our son Sam."

"It has been one of my favorite boy's names forever. I wasn't going to let Sam McCall ruin that for me," she sighed. "I miss our kids."

"I do, too."

"Pretty soon, Sam and Allison will be Michael's age," Carly said.

"Let's not think about that right now. Let's stay in this moment for as long as we can." He started kissing her shoulder and then began kissing her neck.

"Jase, we have to get ready for our flight."

"We have time."

They made love one final time on their honeymoon, before they went home and began their life together.

When Carly and Jason arrived home, Michael and Morgan greeted them, and Bobbie brought out the twins.

"I missed you all so much," Carly said. "We brought you all presents!"

After everyone unwrapped their presents, Michael asked if they could decorate for Christmas.

"Please, Mom, I really want to put the tree up and start working on the decorations. It's Allison and Sam's first Christmas and I want it to be special."

"It's okay with me as long as it's okay with your mom," Jason said.

"I think it sounds like a great idea," Carly said.

The family spent the rest of the night decorating the tree, and Jason made hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for them to snack on. It was the perfect way to come home from the honeymoon. Carly and Jason each hoped that every day of their life would be this special.

One Year Later

"Mom, wake up!" Michael said, shaking her, trying to wake her."

"What? What's wrong?" Carly asked, groggy.

"It's Morgan. Something's wrong and we need your help!"

Carly sat up and ran out of bed into the living room. She was scared that Morgan was sick, but as she stepped into the living room, she saw her children and her husband smiling. Jason sat on the couch with a twin on each leg, and Morgan was sitting next to him. On the table, there was enough food to feed the army, and there was a banner hung that said "Happy Anniversary."

Carly smiled. "You all didn't have to do all this."

"We just wanted to do something special for you," Michael said.

She sat down on the couch next to Jason. "Thank you all so much. This is the best anniversary present."

"Happy one year," Jason said. He kissed her, and whispered in her ear, "My present will come later tonight."

She laughed. "I can't wait." Allison and Sam giggling. "What's so funny? What's so funny?" she asked in a baby-talk tone of voice.

"This year has been the best year of my life. I have everything I want right here," Carly said.

"So do I," Jason said.

"Can we eat now?" Michael asked.

"What? You don't want to talk about how great our family is?" Jason asked.

"It seems we've been doing a lot of that lately," Michael replied.

"It's because we have such great kids," Carly said, pulling Michael down to the couch and kissing him on the cheek.

"Mom, stop it."

"Is my baby boy getting to old to get kisses from his mom?"

"I'm not your baby boy. Sam is."

"You will always be my baby."

Carly and Jason enjoyed a day of playing with their kids, but also enjoyed a night out at dinner by themselves. They stayed the night in a hotel room at the MetroCourt and had a passionate night of love making.

"Did I ever tell you how much I love you," Carly said, out of breath, after a round of sex.

"Only every day, but you just want more sex," he said, smiling.

"Ha! The sex is great, you know that, but it's so much more than that."

"I know. I love you, too."

"This really has been the best year of my life. I hope that the next fifty years are as good."

"Fifty years? Well, I don't know if I can handle fifty more years," he said, jokingly.

"You know you love it. You'd be bored with anyone else."

"I wouldn't want to be with anyone else. This has been the best year of my life, too, and I think the next fifty will be just as amazing."

"Whatever happens, you'll be here beside me, right?"

"You know I will be. Nothing's going to tear me away from you."



"You're my best friend in the whole world. I don't think that I could live without you."

"I couldn't live without you. I love you."

"I love you, too, Jase, with all of my heart."

Carly and Jason fell asleep, with Carly's head on his chest and his arms wrapped around her. This was the way they slept every night because it made Carly feel safe to be in his arms. Jason loved holding her and making her feel protected. This had been an amazing night and an amazing year, and the two hoped that every year would be just as amazing.

Thanks for reading and reviewing this story. Like I said before, it was my first Jason and Carly story. They are and will always be my favorite, even though General Hospital can't see how fabulous they are. I had fun writing this, and I can't wait to start writing more J&C stories.