Laura stood up calmly, trying to determine what Helena was doing there.
"Laura," Helena said. Laura glanced at the woman sharply. Her voice had wavered just the slightest bit. Something was very wrong.
"What? Nothing, you silly-"
"Cut the crap, Helena. Something's wrong. What is it?"
"There is no Natasha."
"You killed Alexis?!" Laura cried. Helena sighed.
"No. I mean, Kristen and Mikkos never even had a child!"
"What! Then, then who is the heir?"
"There isn't one." Helena replied.
Ria sighed, throwing herself into the nearest armchair, closing her eyes.
"What are you doing here?" A slightly familiar male voice demanded. Ria didn't even flinch; she figured it was someone she knew.
"I'm sleeping. Leave me alone."
"Get up and tell me what you're doing here!" Ria groaned and opened her eyes.
"I don't know, maybe I live here, brainiac!" she replied, standing up and finding herself staring straight into the eyes of Sonny Corinthos.
"Whoa, what are you doing here?" Ria and Sonny exclaimed at the same time.
"You better answer me first, sweetheart, 'cause I don't take kindly to strangers in the living room," Ria said , annoyed to be caught off-guard.
"Lucky asked me to watch the house."
"That's funny, he didn't mention it to me!" Ria replied, tucking a loose strand of her hair behind one ear. She reached over and grabbed the phone.
Elizabeth stared at Lucky's cell phone ringing beside her.
"Uh, no?" Ria replied.
"Okay good. Lucky's in surgery. He's donating one of his kidneys to Luke."
"Thank God." Ria eyed Sonny. "Listen, maybe you've heard of this guy-" Ria turned to Sonny. "What's your name?"
"Liz, have you heard of Sonny Corinthos?" Elizabeth began to giggle.
"Yeah, I kinda tried to sneak into his wedding, but Lucky caught me. You've met him. He's the one who was in Luke's today."
"And if I said he was standing in my parents' living room...?"
"I thought Lucky told him to watch the house or something." Ria breathed a sigh of relief.
"Okay, good. Thanks, Liz."
"No problem, Ria."
"Call me AS SOON as Luke and Lucky get out of surgery, okay?"
"Sure thing. Later."
"Bye." Ria hung up the phone. "Well, your story seems to check-- What? What is it?"
"You're Luke's daughter?" Sonny said, confused. Ria grinned.
"There something wrong with that?" She laughed. "I'm sorry! I have, like, no manners!" Ria outstretched her right hand. "Ria Dubois."
Sonny took her hand and kissed it.
Alexis Davis reached over the counter to grab the bottle of aspirin. No word from Helena in two weeks was too weird. Someone knocked at the door. Alexis sighed.
"Great. Here we go again," she mumbled. She opened the door.
"Hello, Alexis. How have you been?"
"Nikolas! What are you doing here?" Alexis exclaimed.
Elizabeth sat with Lucky's phone in her hands, staring off into space for a few minutes. She found herself recalling his last moments before surgery. When the anesthesia was beginning to take effect...
Elizabeth sat next to Lucky's bed, holding his hand and looking at him with concern.
"What? What are you looking at me like that for?" Lucky asked.
"It's just-- I've heard that this type of surgery is really painful." Lucky laughed.
"Lizzie, I've been shot, I've been paralyzed, I've been just about everything you can think of. This is nothing!" Elizabeth laughed.
"I take it you can feel the anesthesia?"
"Anesthesia... wasn't that a movie? No wait, that was Anastasia!" Lucky laughed and Elizabeth found herself laughing at him.
A nurse stuck her head in.
"Mr. Spencer? It's time for you to be taken to surgery."
"Don't worry, the anesthesia's kicking in!" Elizabeth said. The nurse smiled and ducked out to get someone to wheel Lucky into the OR.
"Well, I guess this is goodbye," Elizabeth said.
"O-kay. Bye-bye, Elizabeth. I love you." Elizabeth froze. Just then a male nurse came in and wheeled Lucky out. Elizabeth walked, dazed, over to the waiting area where she had been sitting until now.
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