THE STORY CONTINUES
It was hard to tell which was louder: the echo of Alexis’
words just before she strode from the penthouse, or the heavy silence that
reigned in the aftermath of the attorney’s departure.
and Carly stood motionless in a frozen tableau. Carly’s mind raced to find the words that would repair the
damage Alexis had done. Silently
she tried out and discarded explanation after explanation.
whispered overture went unanswered. In
a move that came perhaps too late, Carly heeded the tiny voice in the back of
her mind and fell silent once more.
Corinthos rose slowly from his chair. Everything
around him was shrouded in a filmy white haze and he felt as though he moved in
slow motion. Over and over the
scene with Alexis replayed in his mind. One time he could hear her words pronounce his child’s
death sentence, the next there was no sound, only the despondent caress of her
hand upon her stomach.
unwelcome buzz grew louder in his ear. ‘I
have Carly to thank…I have Carly to thank…’
she had longed for Sonny to break his silence, Carly was least prepared to deal
with his quiet query.
love you, Sonny,” she said.
not the damned question!” Sonny screamed. He put his fist through the
decorative mirror against the wall. Glass
shards and drops of blood showered down onto the carpeted floor.
“I asked you ‘why’?”
gaped at the sight of Sonny’s mangled fist.
Blood flowed freely from the wounded flesh and fell into a pool at his
feet. “Sonny, you’re hurt.
Let me help you.”
hatred shone from Michael Corinthos’ dark eyes. Carly froze, pinned by the intensity of his gaze.
“Were you so jealous of a little baby?
Huh?!” The frightened woman jumped.
“Were you so jealous of Alexis cause she was having my baby?”
wasn’t like that, Sonny!” Carly
tried desperately to spin a tale. “I
thought that if Alexis could see that you and I were together in this, she
wouldn’t try to keep you from being a part of the baby’s life!”
did it for me.” Sonny nodded
slowly. “Tell me, Carly, where
did the deal you made come in?” He
reminded her, “You said…’We had a deal’.”
Carly opened her mouth to reply, Sonny’s soft warning stopped her.
“Careful what you say, Carly. Even
though Alexis has no love for me at this time, I do believe she will tell me
the truth of this.”
realized that she was trapped by her own words. “I told her if she refused to share custody of the baby
with you, I would help keep you away.” Realizing
all was lost, the young woman used her only trump card.
“Sonny, I did it for Michael. He
loves you and you were going to leave him!”
weak attempt to manipulate him through his feelings for Michael was the last
straw for Sonny. Something inside
him snapped and he lunged blindly for Carly.
the hell out!” he screamed. Spittle flecked his chin as he half-carried,
half-dragged the crying woman to the door of the penthouse.
“Get out, or so help me I will kill you!”
shocked guard watched uncertainly as the boss threw his wife - crying- out the
door. The door slammed shut and the
young woman just lay there sobbing deeply.
Within the penthouse could be heard the sounds of destruction and
Morgan,” the frightened guard whispered into his cell phone, “you need to
come to the penthouse.”