Not a Subtle Person

“Do you think I bought too much?”

“Oh, I don’t know, Lizzie, why don’t you go ask the owner of Wyndham’s, whom you’ve just put out of business?”

“It’s Nicole’s first Christmas and I just want it to be perfect.”

“Lizzie, she’s like ten months old. She’s not going to remember this Christmas.”

“But Jason and I will and we’re a family and families are supposed to have good Christmases and I don’t care if Jason doesn’t care–I’m not going to let his stupid job interfere this time.”

“I know that tone.”

“And what tone would that be?”

“Ooh…and that one too. The first one was Jason’s Done Something Stupid and You’re Going To Hear All About It. The second was Lucky Is About To Die.”

“How about you get another pie in the face?”

“Put that down, Elizabeth Imogene Morgan, I still have nightmares from the last attack.”

“Ha…you think a lemon meringue pie was bad, just wait for Boston Cream.”

“Lizzie–”

“And for your information, you aren’t going to hear about it. I don’t know why I bother with the male species. You’re all about yourselves anyway. Especially Sonny Corinthos.”

“Okay…let me…give me the pie, Elizabeth. That’s it…slowly now–ah, crap. Don’t cry. Gia! Are you home? Damn it all to hell.”

“Jason missed Thanksgiving. Did I tell you that?”

“Yes. With lots of colorful words and violent adjectives. I believe you were going to cut off something Sonny would miss.”

“Well, that self-centered son of a bitch is sending him to Puerto Rico this week.”

“But…Christmas is next week. Will he be back?”

“That’s just it. I don’t know. Damn it, Lucky, why did you set me up with him?”

“Because I was tired of watching him sit in Kelly’s and drool over you and you needed to be kissed properly. None of that matters. Jason’s not going to go is he?”

“Hell if I know. It’s business and therefore it’s not up for discussion. I’m scared Lucky. I mean…before Jason was just a partner in the coffee business but over the last year, he’s been taking on more and more responsibilities and he’s been…he’s been pulling away from me.”

“You think he’s getting involved in Sonny’s other business?”

“Yeah. I think so.”

“Well. That would suck.”

“Thank you, Lucky Spencer, King of the Understatement.”

“Did you ask him? Or was it more of it’s business, I can’t talk about it?”

“He can’t talk about it. And it’s been happening more and more. I don’t know why he’d do this, Lucky. I mean, before it was just us but we have Nicole now and that should mean something.”

“Right.”

“And I think he’s being stupid. Just because Sonny’s his friend, it doesn’t mean he has to do whatever he tells him to.”

“Right.”

“And if Jason misses Nicole’s first Christmas, I’m not going to be at home when he does get back.”

“Right–what?”

“You heard me. I can only put up with so much but he’s not going to miss our daughter’s first Christmas. Someone else can go. Someone who doesn’t have a family. And if it’s just for the coffee business, it can wait until after the holidays.”

“Are…are you at least going to warn him about this?”

“Oh don’t be stupid, Lucky. Do I look like I’d just leave him without warning?”

“Well–”

“Shut up. And yes, I’m going to tell him. I just…I’m not quite sure how to.”

“I should think that’d be easy. Jason, if you go to that island, be prepared for an empty penthouse when you get back.”

“Just…lay it out like that?”

“Sure. Why not? You’ve never been a subtle person. I see no reason to start now.”

“How can you manage to insult me and give me advice at the same time?”

“It’s a gift. I think you taught me it.”

“Probably.”

“Anyhow, good news. My swimmers finally got some motivation.”

“Oh?”

“Gia’s pregnant. She’s due in the early summer.”

“Lucky, that’s incredible!”

“Yeah. Only, don’t tell her.”

“What’s this?”

“She doesn’t know.”

“I’m sorry…what?”

“Well…she thinks she might be but the doctor called when I was home and I’m saving it.”

“Lucky…she’s gonna notice. What did you say when I hadn’t told Jason after three months? Something about getting fat.”

“Oh, chill. Just saving it for a week. I’m wrapping the results and giving it to her as a Christmas present.”

“Wow, Lucky…that’s not a bad idea.”

“See…I’m not completely hopeless.”

“Now…I didn’t say that.”

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