1 The Same Coin

By Jessie

This is an AU story. It's just my way of explaining the hatred b/w Sonny&Skye.

So, R&R, but don't flame me please, it's just a story!

Author's note : any *** denote flashbacks!!

St. Sophia – present time

After seeing Alexis return alone from the terrace, Skye decided it was time for Sonny and her to have a little chat. She heard the speech and saw the kiss and knew exactly what it meant. A.J. was living on borrowed time. Skye didn't agree with what her brother was doing, but if Sonny thought she would sit back and watch while he murdered him, he was sadly mistaken. Taking a deep breath and squaring her shoulders, she began walking across the room towards the terrace. She felt a hand on her shoulder and she stopped and turned around. It was Jax.

" Please tell me you're not doing what I think you're doing," Jax said

Skye smiled and said," Well, now that a cease-fire has been declared, I just thought I'd have a word with my new brother-in-law."

Jax looked at her point-blank and said," Nothing good can come of this. He's furious with your brother and you would make the ideal scapegoat." Seeing her face fill with determination, he continued, " If you insist on speaking with him, at least let me come with you."

Shaking her head, she answered, " No, Jax. What I have to say, I have to say alone. I can't have you riding to the rescue this time." Again, she started to walk away and again Jax stopped her.

"I won't let you.." he began

Bristling, she turned and said, " You don't let me do anything! I'm not a damsel-in-distress or a cause that needs saving." Seeing hurt flashing in his eyes, her voice softened and she said, " Jax, I'm sorry. I know what you had to do to get us down here and I'm so grateful to you. I know you want to protect me, but this is something I need to do, and I have to do it by myself."

Knowing she wouldn't budge, Jax sighed with resignation. " Alright, but don't be gone long. And if he tries to hurt you.."

Skye chuckled and said," Don't worry Jax, Sonny doesn't hurt women."

As she walked away, she added silently, ' At least not physically, anyway.'

Sonny stood on the terrace looking at the moon. He remembered that night at the chapel when he prayed to the Virgin Mary, asking that he not have to choose between his sister and his son. He wasn't surprised that his prayer hadn't been heard. Actually, he would have been surprised if it had been. He turned when he heard the terrace doors shut. When he saw who stood outside with him, he sighed. Another unanswered prayer.

"Well Sonny, I must admit, I am impressed." Skye said mockingly. " That little speech you gave? Very Godfather. And giving A.J. the "kiss of death," nice touch. Are we supposed to be afraid of you now?"

Dimples flashing, Sonny smiled and said contritely, " Why, Miss Quartermaine, you know that was never my intention. I was simply doing my brotherly duty by welcoming her new husband into my family. If I frightened you in any way, I sincerely apologize."

Skye strode over to him and snapped, " Drop the act, Corinthos. Courtney isn't here to see it. Your sister may be naïve enough to buy that crap, but I'm not."

"Well, fortunately for me, I don't care what you believe." With that Sonny, turned away from her, dismissing her.

Skye was not to be dismissed. Fueled by anger and fear, she grabbed his lapels and pulled him toward her. His black eyes snapped fire at her but he didn't pull away. Instead, he stared at her arrogantly, daring her to do something. So, she released his jacket, wound her arms around his neck and kissed him hard. At first, Sonny was unresponsive, keeping his mouth closed, but as her lips persisted, he found himself kissing back. His mouth opened and Skye took advantage of it by sucking firmly on his upper lip. The sensation caused Sonny to pull away and stare at Skye in amazement. One look at her flushed cheeks and her swollen lips made Sonny do the unthinkable. He grabbed her upper arms and hauled her up against him, crushing his lips to hers. This time, the kiss was slow and deep, and he took his time exploring her mouth with his tongue, while his hands explored other areas. She ran her fingers through his hair and made little moaning sounds deep in her throat. This only excited him more. Frantically, he began undressing her, yearning to rediscover the body he'd fought nearly eighteen years to forget. Feeling his hands on her zipper, Skye pushed him away hard.

He could only gasp for breath and stare at her in disbelief.

She fixed her mussed clothing and walked to the doors. When she reached them, she turned and said, " If anything happens to A.J., if he gets run over while crossing the street, or if his brakes fail on the road one night, know this,

I'll know it was you, and you'll pay for it. I don't care what it takes, you'll pay." With that, she walked back into the suite.

He stared after her until she was gone. He'd spent nearly two decades getting her out of his system, and thought he'd finally succeeded, but with one kiss, he realized how wrong he'd been. To him , her kiss was more deadly than anything he could do to A.J. Sonny touched his lips and allowed himself to drift back in time, to the night when he met her for the first time.


Author's notes:

I'm really a big SAX fan, but these two just have this chemistry, and I don't think TPTB have really explained why these two hate each other as much as they do, so I decided to write this story. I don't know if you'll like it, but I hope you don't hate it!