Carly walked over to Sam's couch and plopped down. She leaned back to make herself comfortable. Carly knew that coming here was big deal. She and Sam weren't particularly friends but they had a lot in common. Both women loved fiercely and unashamedly. One person they shared a common love for was Jason Morgan. They had gotten into many a fight over Jason and Carly was very proud to say that Sam could hold her own.
As Carly thought this over, she stared at both Sam and Jason.
Sam seemed comfortable. She looked like she belonged in her own skin. It was something Carly had never seen on woman who was involved with Jason before. Even when Carly first met Sam, she knew that Sam carried her heart on her shoulders. Carly knew that because she did the same thing. It was another thing she and Sam had in common. Both women loved with their whole hearts and when they were stepped on there was always hell to pay. That's why after Sam left, Carly realized what a bitch she'd been to Sam.
When Sam Jason and Elizabeth were dealing with their drama, Carly had obviously taken Jason's side. She hadn't stopped to think about the fact that Jason was the person with a child outside his relationship, and Jason was the one always around Elizabeth. Sam played a part in what happened too, but now Carly realized that Sam did exactly what Carly would have done, she hit the people who caused her pain where it hurt. Carly couldn't fault Sam for acting out in hurt or frustration, because then she'd be a hypocrite just like Elizabeth.
Jason on the other hand looked at peace with everything. He had transformed from the cold shell he'd been since Sam left town, into a man who wasn't scared to simply live. Jason's entire being looked at ease. No longer did Jason look tense, now he looked relaxed and comfortable in his own skin. He didn't appear to be running from the demons he held within anymore.
Carly may have been easily fooled before, but not anymore. She knew that for all of the great things Jason did and all that he sacrificed for people the one person who gave more was Sam. Sam was a huge part of Jason. When Jason sacrificed something so did Sam. Carly hand never stopped to think of all the times that she had just came barging in on Sam and Jason and interrupted, only to whisk Jason to handle her most recent problem.
While Carly wasn't know for thanking Jason for everything, she knew that Jason knew she was grateful. Sam on the other hand had no idea. Carly had always expected Jason to do as she asked and Sam was just supposed to roll over and play dead. Then, when Sam left town Carly got a chance to see just how much she was taking and not giving.
When Sam first left, Carly attempted to live her life like it never happened. She was still relying on Jason. Then one day, she'd needed Jason's help tremendously and she'd gone to his house to tell him so. When she'd arrived, she found Jason passed out on the couch with and empty tequila bottle in one hand and a pen in the other. On the table were several letters, in Jason's handwriting, addressed to Sam. Carly had picked them up and looked at them. They were all dated after Sam had left town. Each date coincided with a day that Jason's helps was required for either her, Sonny, or a plethora of other people.
Each letter was just like the last. All were Jason expressing to Sam how much Jason needed her to lean on, how much he missed her, and how scared her truly was.
That was the day Carly had her true wake up call. She realized that while she, Sonny, and pretty much the rest of Port Charles needed Jason to fix their problems, Sam didn't. That's why Jason could share things with Sam that he couldn't share with others. Sam was the person Jason went to when he needed help with something. Essentially, without Sam was Jason was just awaiting death to come. That was one thing Carly could never and would never live with.
"Hello Carly." Sam spoke once more. She was weary of Carly being in her home, let alone the fact that Carly was smiling the way on she knew how to smile.
Sam looked to Jason who simply shrugged. He had absolutely no idea why Carly was in Sam's apartment. He too was weary.
"What are you doing here Carly?" Jason gave her look that meant he was going to be tolerating her usual antics today.
"Oh would the two of you relax. My purpose for being here is to benefit the both of you, but also because I'm extremely selfish and always will be."
Sam's eyes grew wider. Carly was here to…help? This couldn't be good under any circumstances. Carly was simply not known for being selfless
"Are you two going to sit and listen to what I have to say, or are you going to stand there and look like two fish out of water?"
Sam sat in the singles chair diagonal to Carly, while Jason remained standing.
"The both of you pay attention because what I am about to say will not be repeated."
Carly took a deep breath to collect her thoughts. She could do this.
Carly closed her eyes to avoid the looks both Sam and Jason were currently giving her.
"Sam I am sorry for every rude thing I have ever done or said to you. I never realized just how important you were until you were gone. The way that I need Jason is the exact same way that Jason needs you. The truth is that you're his safe place. You are the one person who doesn't need Jason's help. However, the way that you left was wrong and I would advise against you doing it again…ever! I need Jason at his best and with you gone Jason was on autopilot. That wasn't fair to me at all"
Carly opened her eyes and stared at Sam.
"Carly, I...thank you...I think."
Jason watched as both women smiled tightly. He had a feeling that the dynamic of their relationship was about to change.
"Jason I owe you an apology as well."
Jason's face mirrored that of dear caught in headlights at Carly's words. He couldn't remember the last time that Carly had sincerely apologized to him.
"I have always expected you to put me first, and when Sam came into the picture I didn't know how to accept second place. A big part of me still doesn't but I'm going to try. I have seen you at your best and I also seen you at your worst. When Sam left, Jason, you were lost. You looked like you were scared to be in your own skin. Now that Sam is back, I can see that the old you is slowly coming back, which I know I have Sam to thank for."
Jason had no clue how to respond to Carly. He was almost afraid to blink simply because he didn't believe what he was witnessing. Jason knew that without Sam he was a completely different man, but he didn't think anybody else would notice.
Without Sam, Jason's life had little to no meaning. He was living for everyone else if Sam wasn't in his life in some kind of way. Jason wasn't afraid to admit to himself that when Sam wasn't in his life he was like a wind-up doll.
"Jason you don't have to say anything. I know that you're not used to saying 'thank-you' when it comes to me, and I can live with that."
Jason and Sam looked to each other. Neither knew how to respond to what Carly was saying. Both knew that she was right.
"Well, I'm going to leave now. You two are staring at each other as if you need to talk, so I'm going to let you." Carly walked to Sam's door, and pulled it open. "Oh, and Sam?"
Sam looked from Jason to Carly.
Carly was half way out the door before speaking. "If you ever leave Jason again, I'll drag you back to him kicking and screaming if I have to. There's no way I'm ever dealing with zombie Jason again. You should think about others before you just up and disappear on Jason" Then, she was gone.
"Umm." Sam was biting down on her lip, and unknowingly drawing all of Jason's attention to it.
"I think I just got threatened to stay with you, or else."
"I'm sorry about Carly. She's…"
"Carly." Sam supplied.
"Yeah, pretty much."
Jason walked to Sam's couch and took the seat Carly had just vacated.
"Carly's right!" Sam blurted out.
Jason stared at Sam in shock. What part was Carly right about?
Before Jason could ask his question, Sam spoke.
"The way that I left was wrong. I shouldn't have left Port Charles the way that I did."
"Sam you don't have to explain yourself to me."
"Maybe not, but I want to."
Sam moved from the chair she was sitting on to the spot beside Jason on the couch. She took a deep breath.
"I need to tell you why I left."
Sam placed her hand in Jason's. She needed his reassurance right now.
"I left because my mother and…"
Sam was interrupted by a loud knock on her door.
YEAH SO THAT WAS YOUR CLUE (FEEL FREE TO SPECULATe ABOUT WHAT SAM WAS GOING TO SAY IN YOUR REVIEWS)
ANOTHER CLUE MIGHT BE REVEALED IN THE NEXT CHAPTER
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?
CARLY SPEAKING WITH JASON AND SAM WAS VITAL TO THE STORY (YOU'LL SEE WHY LATER)
QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS:
WHO'S AT THE DOOR?
IS JASON ALANA'S FATHER?
WHAT'S TYLER BEEN UP TO?
JASON SPEAKS THE TRUTH OF HIS HEART (HMMMMM)
ALANA AND JASON GO TO GET A DNA TEST DONE!
SAM AND ALANA HAVE A HEART TO HEART!
ALANA SAYS WHAT SHE FEELS
CARLY MEETS TYLER (POOR TYLER HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE'S IN FOR)
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