Today is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you shoulda, somehow, realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Waking up in the early hours of the night, Jason sits up gasping for air. In his dream, he is the one that dies in the explosion. He's pounding on the glass of the door in the lab, trying anything to break free, but he can't.

He can feel his body burning, the flames swallowing him whole. Rubbing his temples, Jason stands up to stretch his body out of the tension it was currently in. Trudging into the bathroom, Jason strips down to his birthday suit and stands under the freezing cold water. He doesn't particularly care since he can barely feel it.

"Its me." Jason says into his cellphone once he's back on the bed. "I need to see you."

"Okay." his wife says quickly. "I'm at home if you want to..."

"No." Jason cuts her off. "Not there. Somewhere else."

"Um, how about Kelly's?" Sam suggested. "Of if you want somewhere more private, the park?"

"The park." Jason agrees quickly. "Meet me at the fountain."

Back beat, the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before but you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Standing up, Jason grabs his jacket and walks out of the studio. He makes a few calls, calling in favors and stepping things up. Port Charles just wasn't a good place for him to be right now and he just had to get away. Hopefully after everything is said and done, she'll go away with him. Getting to the park, Jason waits on the bench by the fountain. The memories coming back full force as he sits there.

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
But I don't know how

. . . .


"How can you think that you don't have feelings? That doesn't fit with the Jason I know." Robin looks at him visibly tensing up. "All I have to do is say the word feelings and you get all antsy."

"I don't get the point of feelings." Jason admits, turning to look at her. "They don't make anyone feel good."

"Sometimes they do."

. . . .


"Good. I just have another thing to thank her for." Robin's smile is so bright, he doesn't understand why she wants him there so much.

"So I'm gonna leave it up to you." he says with a slight smile.

"Well if its up to me, I want you here."

. . . .


"I promise, I'll always be waiting for you." Jason stares into her eyes, knowing the promise meant more than the words spoken.

"I promise, I'll always come back." she says in that tone of hers, even he knows it means more than the words spoken.

. . . .

"But you're not coming back." Jason sighs, rubbing his temples. "We've finally come to a place where we can be friends and you're just gone."

Because maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

"Jason?" Sam's voice breaks through his thoughts. "Are you okay?"

"I'm fine." he assures, moving over slightly to give her room to sit. "There's a lot we need to talk about."

Sam's not sure she wants to have this conversation, but sits down regardless. Jason doesn't really know how to say what he has to say and he wishes that he could be more articulate for this particular conversation. With a sigh, he speaks his mind and hopes she'll understand. He doesn't really expect her to, though, since he doesn't really understand a lot of it and its his thoughts.

"You just started working there." Audrey looks at Elizabeth confused. "What happened that you'd quit?"

"I really don't want to talk about it." Elizabeth throws her things to the side. "Thank you for staying with Aiden."

"You really don't have to thank me." Audrey says softly. "I can stay if you want some time to yourself."

"No." Elizabeth shakes her head. "I just need to spend some time with Aiden. We'll be fine."

"Okay." Audrey concedes, grabbing her things. "Call if you need me, okay?"

"I will." Elizabeth says as she picks up her son. "Drive safe."

Today was gonna be the day but they'll never throw it back to you
By now you shoulda somehow realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Elizabeth holds her son close, relishing in the feel of holding him. As she's rocking him in her arms, her cellphone starts to ring, having her truly curious about who'd be calling. Of course it was the last person she'd ever guess it would be.

"Yeah?" she answers, laying Aiden in his crib.

"Hey." his voice replies. "Its me. You at home?"

"Yeah." she confirms, sitting down on the couch. "You okay?"

"I need to see you." he admits, starting up his car. "Can I come by?"

"Sure." she says without hesitation. "I'll be waiting."

And all the roads that lead you there were winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
But I don't know how

Jason stands up from the bench long after Sam has walked away. This next conversation had to go better than the one he just had with Sam. Focusing on where he's headed, he hopes that it'll help keep the memories at bay. It worked before and he figured it may help again. Getting to where he was headed, Jason knocks on the door and smiles slightly when its pulled open almost immediately.

"Hey." he says softly, walking in when she steps aside.

"Hey, is everything okay?" Elizabeth asks, closing the door and turning to look at him.

"Yeah." Jason can see she's confused by him being there. "There's just something I wanted to talk to you about."

"Okay." Elizabeth walks over to sit with him on the couch. "I'm all ears."

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

Elizabeth didn't know what to think about Jason's proposition. So many times they found themselves in that position, both wanting to escape for a little while, but never going through with it. Sure, he may not be offering her Italy, but it was still amazing for him to want this now.

"It'll only be for the weekend." Jason explains. "What do you say?"

"Now?" Elizabeth looks at him curiously. "I don't understand...what about..."

"I need time away." Jason cuts her off. "And I want you to come with and the boys. Will you please just say yes?"

"Yes." she blurts out before she can stop herself. "I can use time away too."

"Okay." Jason breathes a sigh of relief. "The flight leaves at noon. You pack up a couple bags for you and the boys and I'll go grab my stuff. We'll pick Cam up from school before he head to the airport."

Elizabeth is speechless and just shakes her head in agreement. She didn't know what this was about, but she needed to take some time away. Away from Matt and his crazy girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, whichever it was now. Away from Monica and her snide comments. Away from Ewen and his inability to grasp that he just might not know her better than she knows herself. Away from everyone and everything...even if its only for the weekend.

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

She calls her gram to let her know, leaving out that she's going with Jason, and packs up bags for her and the boys. When Jason gets there, they don't talk about it or anything, they just load up the SUV and buckle up Aiden in his carseat before taking off to pick up Cameron. It took a little run around, but soon enough they had him out of class.

"So how do you feel about taking a trip?" Elizabeth asks her son, Jason standing by.

"With him?" Cameron gestures to Jason.

"Yeah. Jason wants to take us to Disney World, isn't that nice?" Elizabeth smiles at her son, hoping he won't turn it down.

"Okay." Cameron shakes his head, getting into the car and buckling up.

"That was easier than I thought it would be." Elizabeth admits, standing up.

"Come on." Jason opens her door for her. "We've got a flight to catch."

"Right." Elizabeth chuckles, getting into the car before he closes the door. "Florida here we come."

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
You're gonna be the one that saves me
You're gonna be the one that saves me

Jason wasn't sure what this weekend would mean for him, all he knew was that he had to take a breather from his life and a weekend away with Elizabeth and her boys was pretty damn tempting at this point. He didn't care that everyone in Port Charles may very well implode with him out of town without notice, but he didn't care. He's told Sam that he needed time to think and breathe, that's enough notification as far as he was concerned. She hated him for putting distance between them, but it was better than fighting with her or worse...asking for a divorce.

No. He needs this time away. Elizabeth seems to be the only person he is able to stay in the present with and he needs that right now. He needs the memories to stop, even if its only for a weekend. Glancing over his shoulder at the boys and then at Elizabeth in the passenger seat, Jason knows that this weekend will be a good thing for both of them. Maybe all of them.

Author's Note: Thanks for the reviews!

Not entirely sure about this update, but this is the fifth version I've written and its the best I've got for this.

Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Till next time...

Song: Wonderwall by Oasis