20 Years Later

Josslyn Jacks sat by her brother's bedside, twirling her wedding ring. Besides her husband and her baby on the way, Michael was the only family she had left. Although he'd been in his coma for twenty years, she still had hope that one day he'd wake up. So much had happened since he'd went under that she came and sat for an hour everyday just in case he woke up so that she could explain it all.

Their mom had died a grieving alcoholic fifteen years before, right before Joss had started high school. After that, Lulu had taken her in until she went off to college and got her degree in criminal justice. She'd made detective two years ago. She guessed that living with Dante had inspired her.

Kiki had married Chad DiMera the week before, a move that some in Port Charles, including herself, considered a deep betrayal of Michael. Even Lulu thought so.

A few months after finding out that they weren't Spencers, Luke, Lulu, and Lucky reached out to the Bradys and have been close with them ever since. However, they wanted nothing to do with the DiMeras, and who could blame them.

Speaking of the DiMeras, Stefano had been arrested that morning outside Sonny's house, but escaped custody after a few days and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

"An now, on to the events of twenty years ago, a time that changed Port Charles forever." Josslyn hadn't even noticed that the tv was on, but now paid attention to it.

Georgie Spinelli, the lights and cameras causing her blonde hair to shine, sat at her desk on the set of the 9 o'clock news. "It was on this day, twenty years ago, that international crime lord EJ DiMera gunned down notorious Port Charles kingpin Sonny Corinthos, before being gunned down himself by Alexis Davis, who many say could've one day been mayor or DA, if not for the crime, which earned her a life sentence in Pentonville, which she continues to serve to this day. However, she will be up for parole next week."

"How's the patient?" Dr. Emma Scorpio-Drake asked as she entered the room.

"You're the doctor." Josslyn, replied, annoyed. "You tell me."

"Who knew a detective could be so childish?" Emma said to herself as she started checking Michael's vitals.

"Whatever." Josslyn retorted. "How is he?"

"Well, there appears to be no change."

The detective wasn't surprised. "You can leave now."

"Look," Emma snapped, "I don't need you telling me how to do my job."

They both looked up as the door shut. "You two in the same room, never a good thing." Spencer Cassadine said as he walked over to Josslyn and gave his wife a kiss.

"Well then it's a good thing I'm finished now,isn't it?" Emma said as she walked to the door and left.

"How was work?" Josslyn asked her husband as she took her brother's hand in hers.

"Same old, same old." he said. That was a typical response nowadays. Things at Cassadine Industries never really changed since he'd brought ELQ. With the two companies merged, no other company could really compete, which meant more money everyday, which also meant very little risk, which mean very much boredom. Spencer was starting to rethink his career in business.

"The doctor said everything's the way it should be with the baby. Are you sure you don't want to know the sex yet?"

"Yes, I'm sure. Why-"

"Oh my God!" Josslyn cried out.

"Is it the baby?" Spencer went into command mode.

"No." she said, shaking her head. "Michael. I think he just squeezed my hand." She turned toward her brother. "Michael, can you hear me?"

His eyelids began to flutter like butterfly wings. "Go get Emma!" she told her husband.

Michael's eyes opened wide as Spencer flung the door open.

Georgie continued on screen. "If we learned anything as a community twenty years ago, it's that we can't just sit back and let violence happen out of fear. And I think I can say without doubt that we all agree that what happened that morning was, for the better, the end of an era."

The End