He's just using you.
You deserve so much better than him.
You have to listen to us, he's not the one for you.
You don't know him as well as you think you do.
He doesn't really care about you.
He just wants to hurt Jason and get to Sonny.
The words kept echoing in her head. The anger, the hatred, burning inside her like a wild fire ignited by a gush of wind. It was one thing to hear it, but another thing to really listen. Out of all the people to drive it home, it had to be Carly. The woman she hates more than anything in this life, it had to be Carly fucking Corinthos.
The knowing smug wasn't on Carly's face, just a serious determination to get through to Elizabeth and that made it so much worse. So she sits there, she listens to Carly telling her everything that Ric has done. She shows her proof and Elizabeth can't deny it anymore. She can't act like this was just a way to ruin her life. Her husband really is this sick twisted man. She can't hide from it. She can't deny it.
Damn Carly. Damn Jason. Damn Ric. Damn Sonny. Damn Courtney. Damn them all to hell!
"Ric is nothing but a worthless piece of shit!" Carly nearly shouted. "Are you getting it now?"
"Why do you care?" Elizabeth exclaims, gripping her head in her hands, the anger becoming too much. "What are you even doing here?"
"I may not like you, but I wouldn't wish that son of a bitch on anyone...not even you!" Carly states, seeing that she has finally gotten through to Elizabeth. "Not even you deserve what he's done."
Elizabeth can't stand this. Talk about the freaking irony. Standing up, Elizabeth walks over to the door and pulls it open. She had a lot to think about and she didn't want to deal with Carly for another moment longer. If it were Emily or Nikolas, hell, she'd even take the news from Lucky, but not her. This was just too much. Carly took the gesture for what it was and walked over to the door, but not before asking the question she's been dying to ask.
"What are you going to do about it, muffin?" Carly eyes her intently.
"That's none of your business." Elizabeth snaps, glaring at the woman who was the vain of her existence. "But when I decide what I'm going to do, everyone will know it."
Jason can't believe that Sonny is letting Ric live. After everything that son of a bitch did, he is still allowed to breathe the same area as the rest of Port Charles society. Men have been killed for much less in their business, but just because Ric shares Sonny's blood, he gets to live. He raped Carly, he hurt Courtney, and still Sonny can't be man enough to end the threat. What's worse is that he ordered Jason to stand down. He ordered Jason to not kill the man that caused everyone so much unnecessary pain.
"I found Sonny." Jason assures Courtney. "He's on his way home."
"That's good." she smiles, glad to hear something good. "Carly was worried about him."
"Good because he's going to need her tonight." Jason wished that it was because Ric was dead, but he'll leave it alone for now.
"What about Ric?" Courtney dares to ask, not really sure she wants the answer.
"Ric's alive." Jason says scornfully. "For now."
Standing in the dark, staring out the window, Elizabeth's anger is consuming her. Drawing her into the past, into that dark night in the park, back to the memories of Tom Baker. She hates Ric for doing this. For making her believe in him and tearing apart her world. Why couldn't she ever get it right?
Elizabeth can probably justify a lot of the things he has done, but nothing justifies him raping Carly. That is something she will never be able to justify or accept. She hates Carly and she wishes to the hight heavens that she never met the blonde, but she would never wish that kind of anguish on her worst enemy. In this case, that would be Carly. Drinking alcohol, numbing the buzzing sound in her brain, Elizabeth waits for him to return. Knowing he will.
"You have to see this!" Carly bursts through Courtney's hospital room door.
"Carly!" Jason blurts out, the moment between him and Courtney ruined.
"Oh, you're gonna thank me for interrupting, trust me." Carly grabs the remote, turning on the television.
"What's going on Carly?" Courtney questions as Carly flips through the channels.
"Muffin's on the news." Carly smirks, plopping down next to Courtney.
Jason unknowingly stands, his focus now on the television. An ache inside him tells him that its not good.
"Coming to you live from the house of Richard Lansing, one of Port Charles's prosecuting attorneys, fire fighters have finally gotten the fire under control." the spokesman reports. "For those of you just tuning in, it appears that the attorney's wife, Elizabeth Imogene Webber, has been the one to set her home ablaze with her husband's dead body lying inside. We'll bring you more as the night progresses, back to Marina in the studio."
"Can you believe it?" Carly shut off the television. "She really killed him."
"Are you sure?" Jason stares at her intently.
"She's been already been arrested." Carly confirms. "When Mac got to the scene, all she said was, I killed him and I'd do it again in a heartbeat."
Jason and Courtney glanced at each other, both couldn't believe that, of all the people to do it, Elizabeth is the one that killed Ric. His heart ached, knowing just how much Elizabeth hated guns. He couldn't even imagine what must be going through her mind at this point.
"There's something else." Carly says carefully. "Sonny...he's out for blood."
"What?" Courtney voices, but Jason's frozen. "What the hell is wrong with Sonny?"
"I don't know." Carly looks at Jason. "He's putting in some calls..."
"I have to go." Jason kisses Courtney's forehead. "Carly, stay here with her."
Elizabeth's cold, she can't help but replay the night's events through her head. She killed someone. Not just someone. She killed her husband, point blank, in cold blood. He didn't deserve to live, but the realization that she killed him...it was too much. Everyone's words are echoing through her mind. The police try to question her, but she doesn't speak. She sits there, staring at her hands that are cuffed to the table. She's numb. Nothing registers until she hears his voice. She looks up, wondering if he was real.
"Come to say I told you so?" Elizabeth mutters, speaking for the first time since being arrested.
"No." Jason closes the door, leaning against it. "I want to help you."
"Help me?" Elizabeth scoffs, rolling her eyes. "No one can help me. I killed him."
"Why?" Jason blurts out before he can stop himself. "I don't understand why you'd kill him."
"Carly told me what he did." Elizabeth's voice barely above a whisper. "I was married to a rapist...I just..."
"Don't blame yourself." Jason walks over to her, kneeling down beside her. "Its not your fault."
"He said you wouldn't kill him, he was so smug about it, the fact that he was Sonny's brother." Elizabeth mutters, shutting her eyes against the memories. "I don't know how I came to have the gun in my hand, but I just shot him. I shot him and kept shooting him...I wanted him gone in the worst possible way."
He wanted the same thing, but he wanted to be the one to do it. He should have done it. Elizabeth didn't deserve this. She didn't deserve to be in lock up, she didn't deserve any of this. Once again his life seeped into hers and now she could go away for life.
"I'm going to help you." Jason takes her hands in his. "If you'll let me."
"Don't have much of a choice." Elizabeth picks up her gaze to meet his. "Do I?"
"Not really." Jason admits. "I won't let you go down for this...I won't let that son of a bitch ruin your life any more than he already has. I promise you that."
"Jason?" Elizabeth calls to him when he gets to the door, continuing when he looks at her. "Tell Carly...tell her I'm sorry for what Ric did to her."
"You have nothing to be sorry for." Jason says sternly. "Don't ever apologize for that bastard."
Shaking her head, she gives him an emotionless smile. "Okay." she looks away from him. "Okay."
"If you ever trust anything I say, trust this." Jason says solemnly. "I won't let you go to prison. No matter what happens, I won't let your life end in a prison cell."
With that Jason walks out of the interrogation room. He has a few calls of his own to make. He doesn't care what kind of obligation Sonny felt towards Lansing, he won't let anything happen to Elizabeth because she did the one thing Jason was dying to do. As far as Jason's concerned, she did everyone a favor and he plans on repaying that. No matter what it takes, no matter what it'll cost him, Jason will protect Elizabeth from the fallout of this. Even if Sonny's the one that she needed protection from.
A/N: I stumbled onto the scene of Jason, Sonny, and Ric and then Ric and Elizabeth.
I hope you liked it and I can't wait to hear what you think of it. Tell me what you want to happen, what you think might happen, or even just how you feel about Elizabeth killing Ric.