A Few Words Too Many


Just a few words too many/In my head
A few words too many/In this bed
A few words too many/Left unsaid
Oh, I wish that we were strangers/We could start again


Inspiration

A Few Words is the rewritten version of Poisonous Dreams, written in 2003-04. It’s based a spoiler that began to circulate in April 2003 that Elizabeth was going to become pregnant with Ric’s child. At the time, I could not conceive a way Elizabeth and Ric would reunite in the wake of his kidnapping Courtney, pretending to sleep with Carly, and all that other nonsense. Instead, I decided to write what I thought was the logical conclusion to the Ric storyline. It seemed like they were setting Ric up to be mostly psychotic, but then they changed his character. Rick Hearst is so amazing that I’ve learned to forget most of 2003.

Background

This story begins in April 2003, but nothing that happened in 2003 happened the way it did on the show, particularly Ric’s storyline. So, just assume that Ric has done nothing beyond date Elizabeth, pretend to sleep with Carly and work for her at the club, and defend Jason and Brenda (along with Alexis) during the Alcazar trial in January 2003. Sonny never fired Jason (because dude, stupid) but Jason and Courtney are dating. That asinine confrontation in Kelly’s between the three of them did not happen because…well…no.

Emily returned in March as scheduled, but she doesn’t have cancer. I picture Laura Wright’s Carly while writing this story, although Tamara Braun was in the part. I think LW is the superior Carly. And yes, you see Nadine. I loved her and I still grieve taking her off contract.

This story is now completed. Thanks to Cora for proofing the last four chapters.


Media

Volume One: Mood Music
Volume Two: Songs from the Story


Characters

elizabeth2002 Jason Morgan
faith

Chapters

Part One: I Wish That We Were Strangers
Part Two: Can We Still Be Friends?
Part Three: I’ve Been Hoping For a Happy Ending

Comments

  • Love that they have gotten to this point. Hopefully Ric will be dealt with soon.

    According to Robyn on April 26, 2014
  • Read the rest of the story and have to say I’m looking forward to the sequel Burn in Heaven!!

    According to Kristina on April 29, 2014
  • So I just re read this story, I read it a few months ago originally. I also read Poisonous Dreams, actually read that one yesterday, then jumped to this one to reread it an compare. I can honestly say I like them both equally, I know you like this one better, but as a reader, I enjoyed them both. What amazes me is how you started with the same basic premise and while you kept some similarities, you wrote two completely different stories. Oh to be in your brain. Thank you for being a Liason writer

    According to Jen on October 17, 2014
  • Thank you so much for that! I must admit, since I went through the hassle of reposting PD, my fondness for certain aspects have grown so I no longer loathe it with the fire of a thousand suns. That being said, I’m still glad I chose to do another version. 😛

    According to Melissa on October 18, 2014