Carly Comforts Sonny After a Nightmare

Sonny and Carly were having dinner at the Port Charles Grille when they had a confrontation with AJ. There was some pushing and shoving and Carly, pregnant, was knocked to the ground. Sonny was very shaken by what happened. That night, he wakes up screaming from a nightmare about Lily. April 2000.

Sonny: (He’s tossing and turning in bed. Then he starts yelling out, enough to wake up Carly). No! NO! Lily, don’t go! NO! NOOO!

Carly: (Comes into his bedroom and sits next to him on the bed. She touches his chest, trying to wake him). Sonny. Sonny. (He wakes up. He’s still in terror from the dream and immediately goes into Carly’s arms. She holds him tightly).

(Next scene)

Sonny: (A little embarrassed. Softly). What are you doing here?

Carly: I heard you. I thought something was wrong.

Sonny: (Doesn’t want to talk about it) You all right?

Carly: I'm fine. (Worry) You were having another nightmare, huh?

Sonny: Yeah. Sorry I woke you. You should go back to bed.

Carly: (Gets up from the bed and starts walking away, but stops herself). You were dreaming about your wife, weren't you? (Sonny doesn’t respond). Right before I woke you up, you said Lily's name, and when I stayed with you before Jason came home last summer, you told me you dream about her sometimes.

Sonny: (Quietly) I'm all right. Don't worry about me, okay?

Carly: You said don't go. Were you seeing her walk to the car?

Sonny: (Softly) Yeah. I was watching her walk towards the car. She looked back, smiled. But then all of a sudden, she's standing on the stairs with our kid. They're waving goodbye. (Lets out a big sigh) Whew. I know what's going to happen next, but I can't stop it. (Looks up at Carly) Then you woke me up. (Worry) How about you? You all right after AJ knocked you down? You got any aches and pains?

Carly: (Sits back down on the bed) I'm okay. He didn't even hit me. I'm fine.

Sonny: I knew he was going to explode. I should've stopped him.

Carly: I'm fine. The baby's fine. But if he had hurt me, or the baby, you'd be the first person I told. We're really okay. Promise. (She reaches out and takes Sonny’s hand, placing it on her stomach). Can you tell? Right there. I know. I'm a little out there.

Sonny: I don't feel anything. What? What?

Carly: Okay. Come here. (She takes his hand and pulls him out of bed).

Sonny: Wait, wait, wait . . .

Carly: (insisting) No, come on.

Sonny: What are you doing?

Carly: Come on. This is going to be really good. (She lies down on the cot). You'll be able to see now. Oh! Okay. (She gets comfortable and again wants Sonny to feel her stomach).

Sonny: What? (gets down on his knees, closer to Carly).

Carly: (Again, places his hand on her stomach). It’s like, right . . . no, it's sort of right there. Can you feel that?

Sonny: Yeah, it's a little bit of a . . . yeah, a little bump.

Carly: (Happy he felt the baby) Won't be little for very long. I got as big as a house with Michael.

Sonny: (Takes his hand off of her stomach). Thank you. (They both sit together on the cot).

Carly: You know, I know that my job is to protect myself and this baby. So, I'm sorry. Next time AJ aims a bottle at you, I'll hide. And then I'll yell.

Sonny: This is never going to happen again.

Carly: I did dazzle that coffee guy, though, didn't I?

Sonny: Yeah, you did.

Carly: At least he left before AJ started throwing things.

Sonny: That's true. At least I didn't get arrested this time. Maybe I should stop meeting this guy.

Carly: Maybe you should just go to another restaurant.

Sonny: Oh no, because I like the cook at the Grille.

Carly: Boys and their territory. I'm sorry that I scared you by falling down.

Sonny: That's not what scared me. When you hit that table, it was like everything was in slow motion, you know? Everything falling, but me not being able to stop it. Don't ever put yourself in danger for me. Never. You understand me?

Carly: I do now.

Sonny: Okay. That's what I wanted to say downstairs, but I didn't handle it right.

Carly: Well, I could have been a little more understanding. You've been good to me.

Sonny: Yeah.

Carly: Very good, much to my amazement. You asked one thing, that I respect your privacy. And I didn't do it. I'm sorry. But I will. And I want you to know that you can trust me.

Sonny: It's been pointed out to me that there's a difference between letting your mother go into my desk and spying for the FBI.

Carly: Are you saying that you overreacted?

Sonny: No, no, I'm not. But, I'm just saying there's a chance that people can learn from their mistakes and . . . maybe . . . and I'm willing to try.

Carly: Yeah?

Sonny: Yeah.

Carly: Me, too. It's better than goading each other into something crazy. Ends up hurting everyone.

Sonny: Well, I'd rather not hurt you. You should go back to bed. You know, I'll try not to bother you again.

Carly: There's no bother. Good night. Sleep well.

Sonny: Yeah, you, too.
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