This Story does not include everything happening in the series. Michelle does not die in season 5. She and Tony do no get divorced they only separate. I will write about their work. But it will only be a little bit of work. There will only be facts and a little conversation about their work but no real cases. This story is just about Anthony Almeida and Michelle Dessler and their family and love.

November 1997

A week after the bombing at CTU. Michelle and Tony planned to get married today but Michelle ist not ready to do this so shortly after so many of their friends were killed. She talks to Tony. "I cannot do this Tony." "Cannot do what sweetheart?" "I cannot marry you. Not today. Not after everything that has happened in the past week. I cannot handle it right now. I need a brake. It is just too much for me. I am sorry." "I know it is hard and I do not like the idea af getting married without the most of my friends, either. But they would want us to stick to our plans." "Tony I can´t. Please do not push me to that. I will marry you. Just not today. I need to say good-bye first Tony." He sees the hurt and the pain in her eyes and senses that Michelle will not be able to marry him until she has said good-bye to her friends and colleuges. "OK. We will postpone the wedding until you are ready." "Thank you Tony. That helps me a lot."

That day they had lost 33 co-workers, including George, and 17 were wounded. All the other co-workers were in a shock after that so were Tony and Michelle.

Three weeks later. All 32 co-workers had their funeral and now was the day Tony and Michelle had waited for. Today was their wedding. After the church and the lunch Tony and Michelle left for their honeymoon. They were going to spent their honeymoon in San Francisco. Awax from the job and all the bad memories they had of the attack. Tony just hoped that Michelle, who was still in some kind of shock, would start to get normal again and would start to let people into her heart and tell them how she felt. That she would be able to talk about her fealings and her fears.

In San Francisco

They were eating dinner in their hotel room when Tony started to talk about the day that changed CTU´s day for ever. "How are you holding up?" "I am fine Tony." "I can see that." "Come on Tony I really am fine. Just drop it. It is our honeymoon." "No I will not drop it. I need to know what is upsetting you. Talk to me sweetheart. I am here for you. I love you." She turned her head away but Tony turned her head back so she was looking at him. "I am your husband and I would never hurt you or push you away because you said something or because you did not say something. I need you to be able to trust me. I love you Michelle. My job is to make you feel better. So what is the matter?" "I…I…I can´t…..I can´t get these….pictures out of my head" said Michelle and started to cry. Tony pulled her into a hug and stroked her back, while she cried into his chest. "It is OK. I am here." After a few minutes Tony could here Michelle´s breathing evening out and when he looked down at her, he saw that she was sleeping. He laid her down and covered her with the blanket. Then he wanted to get up to get changed but Michelle noticed that and clung to his shirt. "Please do not go. I cannot be alone. Not now. Not in this situation Tony. Please." She looked at him with pleading eyes. "I am just going to change into my pyjamas. I am not going anywhere. I am staying right here. OK?" he asked with concern. She nodded her head. After he has changed he moved into the bed with Michelle and he wrapped his arm around while she snuggled into him. After a few minuted Michelle was back sound asleep. He just hoped that her fear of thunder, lightnening, sirens, combat, darkness, her claustophobia, her fear of doctors and her fear of flying would be able to be handled with therapy. And that her nightmares would be over soon. With those thoughts and the thoughts about Michelle´s well-being this night, he drifted of to sleep.