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Cloudy Horizons…or Sonny Skyes?

Chapter One

The Nurse's Ball would be starting in a few minutes. Skye sat chatting with her father and Monica, when she felt a menacing presence at her elbow. She looked up, and saw Sonny hovering over her, a look of pure hatred on his face. "Brrr," she commented to Alan, "The temperature in here just dropped below zero." Alan gave her a look that said not to push it. Sonny said, in a quiet voice, very politely and coldly, "I would like to speak with you in private, Ms. Chandler-Quartermaine. Now." Skye gave him a look to match his own. "Well, I don't want to speak with you." Sonny looked away for a moment, cocked his head, and sniffed. "I know that AJ and Courtney will be performing on stage soon. Unless you want me to sabotage their act, and I know you don't, then you will come with me. Right now." Skye took a deep breath and let out a big sigh. "Well, all right. When you put it that way, how can I resist?" She stood up and nonchalantly walked by Sonny's side towards the entrance.

They both stopped when they encountered Jax and Carly coming in together. Carly looked uncomfortable, but Jax smiled at Skye. "Hello Skye, nice to see you." Skye's returning smile was tight. "Good to see you, too, Jax. I haven't seen you at ELQ in awhile." Jax glanced at Carly, smiling down at her. "I've been a bit busy." Then he noticed Sonny, whose face was growing grimmer by the minute. "Is Sonny bothering you, Skye?" Skye glanced at Sonny, then back at Jax. She sighed. "No, Jax. Everything is fine." Silently she added, you don't have to play white knight this time. Abruptly she started moving again, leaving Sonny to trail after her.

Once they were outside, in a nearby courtyard, she turned to Sonny. She was fighting tears, and her throat was tight. She opened her mouth to speak, and paused when she saw that Sonny was looking away, his own eyes suspiciously bright. She was confused by the compassion that flooded her. After a moment, she shook it off. "Well, you got me alone. Now would you mind telling me what you want?" Sonny turned his head back to her, the brightness gone. "What I want is to let you know that your actions will not go unpunished." Skye sighed. "And what actions would that be?" Sonny's voice raised. "You know damned well what I mean. You knew that I would put a stop to AJ and Courtney's plans, so you deliberately sabotaged my shipments in Puerto Rico so that I would personally have to go down and see to them myself." Skye tossed her hair back. "That's quite an accusation. And it just goes to show that you don't know me at all. For one thing, I don't do business that way – that's more your style. And for another thing, I'm not so stupid that I would think getting you out of the way would work. I know perfectly well that you have spies all over the place. Just because you are out of town, doesn't mean you wouldn't know everything happening here."

Sonny smiled coldly. "I don't think you are stupid, Skye. Which is why I know that you were the one who distracted my men by bringing in one of my rivals from New York to cause trouble." Skye shook her head in disbelief. "Are you out of your mind? Do you really think I'm nuts enough to involve myself with a mobster just so I can make sure AJ and Courtney have their fun without you interfering?" Sonny waved his hand in annoyance. "I know perfectly well this is not just about the Nurse's Ball. You've made it perfectly clear that you have wanted nothing more than to get back at me for whatever slight I gave you. So you've been helping AJ get close to Courtney, and now you've brought in Dawson so he can try and take over my territory. Congratulations, Skye, you've managed to threaten both my personal life, and my business." Skye shook her head again and turned her back to him. "What's the matter, Skye, isn't revenge sweet enough for you?" She whirled around again. "I can't take credit for your problems, Sonny, and I wouldn't want to. I don't know what kind of monster you think I am, that I would not only be willing to trifle with the emotions of an innocent young girl, but that I would also bring to town a criminal that is even more evil than you are, if that's possible."

Sonny smirked again. "Considering you sold your family down the river, I think that you are exactly that kind of monster." Skye stamped her foot. "You are such a hypocrite! Considering your own actions, don't you dare tell me that I'm not justified for what I did." Sonny narrowed his eyes. "I don't know what you are talking about." Skye tossed her head. "Well, lets review shall we? Your father abandoned you and your mother, leaving her with no choice but to marry a bum who terrorized you and your mother every day of your life." Sonny's face was a cold mask. "Don't you dare say a word about my mother. You don't know anything about her." Skye folded her arms. "She was probably a lot like my mother. Sweet, caring, sensitive. My mother loved Alan Quartermaine, but his father didn't consider her Quartermaine material. And to prevent her from becoming a member of the family, he let her believe that her baby died at birth, and sold me to a stranger. Because of your father's deeds, you had a horrible childhood. Because of my grandfather's deeds, my life was…" She broke off, unable to continue. "Your life was horrible too? Correct me if I am wrong, but weren't your adoptive parents just as rich and influential as your real ones?" Skye smiled sadly. "Obviously you didn't research my background as thoroughly as I researched yours. The point I was trying to make is that you blame your father for your childhood troubles. So you continue to shun him on a regular basis, and even tried to prevent a reunion between him and his daughter, your sister. All I did was take away my grandfather's ability to manipulate his family. He's still a rich old bastard that has his family around him. I only took away ELQ - his baby. Just like he took away my mother's baby."