Sleeping Positions

After the shooting, Maggie has nightmares. Luckily, Victor has the answer for them. I don't own Days.

"Victor…" Maggie murmured, seeking the present of her lover.

"I'm right here, sweetheart," Victor held Maggie closer.

"Victor! Watch out for the gun…." Maggie whimpered.

"Maggie, wake up! Maggie, com'n you need to wake up," Victor shook his lover.

"Victor?" Maggie looked at Victor sleepily.

"You were having a nightmare," Victor explained.

"Mmmm…."Maggie buried her head in Victor's shoulder.

"Sweetheart, you're soaked. Why don't you take a shower?"

"Will you join me?" Maggie asked her eyes vulnerable.

"Let me change the sheets and then I'll join you," Victor kissed Maggie gently.

"Thank you."

"You know, we could market this. A warm shower with Victor Kirkas helps nightmares," Victor teased as Maggie snuggled closer.

"Are you planning on showering with other women?" Maggie yawned.

"Only you, my love."


"You're arriving today at two? Why don't you stay here?" Maggie asked.

"Are you sure Victor and Brady won't mind?" Sarah asked.

"You're my daughter. We'll have to merge our family eventually," Maggie pointed.

"Um, are you and Victor considering marriage?" Sarah's voice got funny.

"Not yet. Don't worry. It's just ridiculous be spending the night in one bed and the next in another," Maggie said.

"Mom, I don't want to think about you and beds, unless you're sleeping alone in them," Sarah said.

"O.k. honey. I'll see you soon," Maggie said as Victor came into the room.

"You look happy," Victor said, leaning over for a kiss.

"Sarah arrives today," Maggie said.

"Hmmm, so no PDAs, then," Victor pulled Maggie into his lap.

"No PDAs but we do have a bedroom with a lock on the door," Maggie said.

"You look tired," Victor said.

"And it's not for any of the fun reasons," Maggie laughed.

"Do you want to lie down?"

Maggie shook her head. "It's nothing."

"Maggie, just lie down and close your eyes," Victor opened his arms.

"Hmmm, my Greek security blanket," Maggie snuggled in.

"At least I'm good for something," Victor laughed.


An hour later, Henderson announced Mrs. Williams.

"Oh, sorry. I didn't realize she was sleeping," Julie said.

"She's still having nightmares," Victor whispered.

"Oh. Then you're going to love Jennifer and Hope's idea. They want all the 'Horton' girls to have a sleepover," Julie said.

"Julie, she's barely getting any sleep here. I don't think it's a good idea to have her stay up all night with the girls," Victor said.

"I know that. She almost decked me when I had to wake her up for a doctor's appointment," Julie said.

Maggie smiled and slowly opened her eyes.

"Hi," Maggie leaned up for a kiss.

"Good morning. Julie's here," Victor said.

"Mmmm. How long was I asleep?" Maggie asked, stretching.

"You got an hour. Why don't I run to the office and let you two gossip?" Victor kissed Maggie lightly.

"Thank you, honey."

Julie smiled.

"What?" Maggie asked, blushing.

"You're cute together."

"Sarah should be here in twenty minutes," Maggie said.

"Hope and Jennifer have an insane idea of a sleepover," Julie said.

"A sleepover? Aren't we too old to be telling ghost stories and who has a crush on what boy?" Maggie scoffed.

"I know. But they made a point that you've been spending a lot of time with Victor…." Julie said before Maggie interrupted.

"Of course, I have. I live here."

"Is that going to become a permanent thing?" Julie asked.

"I don't know….Julie, all I know is in the middle of the night, when I reach for him, I know he's going to be there. I'm afraid…." Maggie trailed off.

"What?"

"People won't understand. I need Victor. I know he indirectly got me buried alive and shot. But he has saved me from myself," Maggie said.

"Maggie, I know that. But you know Hope and Jennifer tend to…overreact," Julie.

"They got Jennifer's heart cut out because they wanted to bust an illegal organ harvest ring!"

"They what?" Sarah walked in.

"Hi, baby," Maggie said, reaching out for a hug.

"What did my cousins do now?"

"Well, while Hope was in jail, she discovered," Julie started to explain.

"Wait, Hope was in jail?" Sarah asked.

"Yeah because she was mugging people," Julie said.

"Just to ask the obvious, why was Hope mugging people?"

"Because she had a bad reaction to sleeping pills," Maggie said.

"So they just decided to bust an illegal organ donor ring for kicks?" Sarah asked.

"You know your cousins," Julie shrugged.

"Right. Of course."

"But once Daniel transplanted Jennifer's heart back into her, she was fine," Maggie said.

"So why did anyone tell me about this?" Sarah asked.

"It was right after I was in the sarcophagus and right before I was shot," Maggie said.

Sarah's eyes hardened at the mention of the shooting and her mother being buried alive.

"Are you sure this…God, Mom…is an appropriate relationship for you to continue?"

Maggie took a deep breath.

"I don't know if it's appropriate but it's my relationship. I feel safe with Victor. Vivian isn't a threat anymore and getting shot was an accident. Victor loves me and I love him."

"Just so you're safe. It's hard to see you with another man," Sarah said.

"Maggie will always love your father, Sarah. Victor's like a bonus round," Julie said.

"A bonus round?" Maggie laughed.

"Well…."Julie raised an eyebrow.

"Just don't say that to Victor," Maggie said.


"When will you be back?" Victor asked as Maggie packed for the sleepover.

"Probably tomorrow afternoon."

"So no midnight panty raid?" Victor wrapped his arms around Maggie.

"It's at Alice's. So if the thought of my mother-in-law's turns you on…"

"The thought of you turns me on. How are you doing?"

Maggie stopped packing and looked at Victor.

"I'm doing o.k. But I'm nervous. We haven't spend the night apart since I was shot," Maggie said.

"I know. But if you need me, just call and I'll be there," Victor promised.

Maggie came over and let Victor cuddled her.

"Anytime?"

"Anytime."