Snow was starting to fall upon Salem. The houses were lit up with lights and decorations. It was all coming together slowly for everybody. Well, for some people, not so much.
They were all at least hoping to get through another Christmas without any fights and schemes. When has that ever happened for any of them? I guess you can say for quite a while.
Nothing has been the same without Tom and Alice Horton that's for sure. But sometimes everyone got along. It may be a few hours or a whole day, but it's always a big deal for everyone.
Sonny busied himself in the Club, filling it with more lights and decorations. He wore a big smile on his face as he walked back behind the counter to serve his customers.
"What's gotten into you today? Hello, earth to Sonny." Chad replied.
"Huh? Oh, sorry. I was distracted."
"Apparently. So what's on today's agenda?"
"Not much really. Just a night in with Will and Ari."
"Really? Are you sure there's nothing more?"
"Oh come on. Get your mind out of the gutter man. I'm just excited to spend time with them that's all. What about you? Got anything in mind?"
"Nope. There's nothing for me. And I really don't want to spend time at the mansion. I think I might be heading up to Chicago."
"Are you serious? You could spend some time with us."
"Nah. I don't want to impose."
"Oh come on. You wouldn't be imposing. And besides, Ari loves you. And who says you don't have anything here, you have family." Sonny said.
Before Chad came out of surgery, Abigail came in happy that he was out. She laid down next to him in the bed. That was before Chad decided to tell her the truth and walked out. What he didn't know, was that she had gone to talk to Cameron, which made things worse.
Chad made plans for a week trip to Boston. Just before he left, Abigail decided to break things off. Even though he didn't want to come back, a part of him felt like he needed to. He didn't properly say his goodbye's.
"I know. It's just that it feels weird. As much as I really love that munchkin and being here, I think that it would be best if I wasn't here." At that moment, Abigail came in with a smile on her face. Her smile disappeared when she saw Chad. She walked off to a far table, but close enough to hear them.
"Well, if you change your mind, you know where to find us."
"Sure thing. Anyways, I gotta go. I have a few more places I need to go and I'm off."
"Alrighty then. Be safe and keep me posted."
"Sure thing boss." Chad lifted his hand to his head, army style. Sonny Laughed at him and watched him leave.
Abigail walked up to the counter a few minutes later and cleared her throat. Sonny turned around and beamed happily at her.
"Hey, how have you been?"
"I'm doing great. And apparently so are you." Sonny laughed.
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"Oh really. So it has nothing to do with that surprise you were telling me about." She replied.
"What surprise?" He hid his smile, but not that good.
"Oh come on don't tell me you don't know. Or have you forgotten?" He couldn't contain his smile anymore and broke into a chuckle.
"Okay, okay. But you can't tell anyone."
"My lips are sealed. So, you have any big plans for tonight?"
"Am I that obvious?"
"Kind of. I'm kidding Sonny."
"You better. You're the second person to ask me that today you know."
"Oh, and whom is the other person may I ask."
"Chad asked me."
"Oh." Her demeanour changed and her shoulders slumped a bit. They walked towards an empty table and sat down.
"You want to talk about it?"
"You sure? Just a minute ago, you were happy."
"Of course I'm fine. So when do I get to see Ari again?" Just as she spoke the words, Will came in with Ari in her stroller. Sonny quickly got up and went over to them.
"Hey, I missed you." Will gave Sonny a quick kiss.
"I missed you too."
"Hey. What's up?" He hugged her and she leaned in towards to stroller.
"Oh my god. She's so beautiful Will. She looks a lot like you."
"I'll be about fifteen minutes and then we can leave."
"Okay." Will gave him another quick kiss and he left to do a few more things before they can go home.
Will and Abigail talked for a while, as Sonny was finishing off. A small cry turned Will around to see Arianna up and about fussing. Will picked her up and set her in his lap. They were engrossed in their conversation and the sounds that Ari was making, they hadn't realized that Sonny was there.
"Ready to go?"
"I'll see you guys later."
"See you." They both called out together. Just before Will set her back in her stroller, her eyes turned to the lights and decorations around her. The lights and the Christmas tree amused her the most. She gave out a happy squeal and her tiny chubby hands reached out to touch one of the lights.
"You like that don't you? Well, in a short few days we will be getting a small tree and we can decorate it together. How does that sound?" Will said happily. She replied back with a big smile.
"She likes that idea."
"I do too. At least now I have a perfect reason to put a Christmas tree out."
"Oh yeah, and what's that?"
"I have you two in my life." Sonny kissed him twice before they headed home.