This story takes place around the time where Ethan was trying to figure out who he wanted to marry - Gwen or Theresa. And we all know how it turned out; Ethan bounced back and forth between the two girls, before finally deciding on Theresa and then he finds out Gwen was pregnant and vola! Ethan chooses Gwen because she was pregnant! (This was all good for us Therox fans!) So anyways, this is where the story takes place. (Smiles)

Disclaimer: I do not own Passions in any way. The town of Harmony belongs to Alistair Crane!

(Credit goes to rosie4299 for coming up with that disclaimer! I really hope you don't mind me borrowing it!)

I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY! I meant to come out with chapter six last week, but a lot things came up (and I mean alot!) and I haven't had the time to write it. (Sigh) I've been really busy with school and volunteering and such.. but I wont bore you with the details. Hopefully you all will be able to forgive me with the lateness of this chapter. I must say, school really is a drag!!!! I've been bombarded with tests, quizzes, essays, projects, all in one week! I'll try my hardest to come out with another chapter this weekend I promise!

Anyway, since the last chapter I asked everyone for their opinions on whether or not I should finish this story and start a new one or keep continuing this story with lots of crazy twists, I was surprised that a lot of votes came for each one! So this is what I've decided to do,

I want to please everyone, so I'm going to continue dragging this story on and on until I run out of ideas AND I'll start a new story too! I'm hoping to get my schedule to be cleared up within the next two weeks so hopefully I'll be able to have time to write!

Anyway, I guess all of you want to read this chapter huh? Well I should warn you, it wasn't all that well written, but there's a point to this chapter which you will find out why in the next chapter!

Enjoy and don't forget to review!


Dreams of You

Chapter 6: Night Cap


That night at the Crane mansion wasn't very eventful. Fox hummed merrily as an idea came to him and quickly he gathered a bottle of wine and two tall glasses. Opening his bedroom door, he paused to check his image in the mirror. Satisfied with the way he looked, he shut the door, and proceeded down the hallway and knocked on Theresa's bedroom door.

The door opened to reveal a beautiful woman dressed in a long pink nightgown. Fox grinned, holding up the wine and the two glasses. "Night cap?"

Theresa smiled. "Sure Fox, come on in."

The tall blonde made his way into the room and placed the glasses on the counter and began opening the wine. Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a framed photograph sitting innocently on the night table beside her bed. Shifting a little bit to his left, he saw that it was a photograph of Theresa and Ethan. Inwardly, his mood dampened.

"What's up Fox?"

Fox whirled around to face Theresa, and instantly a smile was back on his face, pretending that he hadn't seen anything. "Nothing, just wanted to see your lovely face again," he flirted.

Theresa blushed as she sat down on the bed. "Oh Fox, you're such a charmer."

Handing her a glass of wine, Fox next down next her. "So what should we talk about first?"

Taking a sip of her wine, Theresa shrugged. "I don't know. I've never had a night cap with anyone before."

"Alright," Fox decided, "Let's talk about you and my half-brother Ethan. You still hung up on him?"

Looking wistfully at the photograph on her night stand, Theresa nodded. "Yeah I am," she replied, not noticing Fox's fallen expression, "It's hard though. I've loved him for so long, I can't really imagine being with anyone else."

Fox looked at her curiously as she continued on, "Trust me though, I'm definitely trying."

'I'll definitely help you,' he thought as he gazed at Theresa, visions of them in a promising situation filled his head.

Suddenly though, Theresa put a happy smile on her face, "Your turn Fox! Have you ever been in love?"

Fox snorted at her question. "ME?" he couldn't help but laugh, "no way. Fox Crane does not fall in love."

Theresa playfully punched him, "Oh come on, you can't really be serious?"

"It's true!"

"What? No woman has ever caught your attention before?"

Fox smirked. "Oh they have. And we usually have a little fun after that too." There was emphasis on the word fun.

Theresa rolled her eyes. And the two continued their friendly banter, laughing and making fun of each other.

In the midst of their conversation, soft sounds of romantic music could be heard through the thin walls in the next room. Theresa froze in mid sentence when she heard moaning and realized who the people were in the room next to her's.

Ethan and Gwen.

In the next room.

Making love.

It felt like a knife had gone through her heart and Theresa felt tears well up in her eyes as the moaning grew louder.

Fox clenched his hands as he saw the tears in Theresa's eyes. 'Damnit Ethan!' he thought angrily, 'we were having a great time talking and you had to go ruin things again!' Feeling the need to comfort the latin beauty, Fox moved towards her and wrapped his arms around her in a tight hug. 'She smells like strawberries,' he thought as Theresa cuddled to him, burying her head in his chest.

"It's okay Theresa," he murmured into her hair. All he got in response was a sniffle. "Hey, how about we get out of this room, hmm? We could go to my room and have some fun."

Theresa lifted her head and gave him a hard look, along with a watery laugh. "I'm not going to sleep with you Nicholas Foxworth Crane. And shame on you for taking advantage of girls in a state like this."

Fox gave Theresa his trademark smirk. "Ah, the lady dost protest too much. Who said anything about sleeping and taking advantage of you? There's another definition to fun you know. I was talking about video games!"

At his answer Theresa gave a sincere giggle. "Do you have Donkey Kong?"

"Please," Fox rolled his eyes, glad that he had taken Theresa's mind off the sounds next door, "What do you take me for? Of course I have Donkey Kong! I'm a Crane remember?" The tall young man grinned his charming smile and offered his arm.

"Shall we milady?"

Theresa smiled and wiped away the rest of her tears with the back of her hand, and hooked her arm through his. "Yes we shall."

"Good, be prepared to lose."

"What?! I won't lose! I'm practically the champion of Donkey Kong!"

"Oh please, us Cranes can beat anyone."

"You are so arrogant Fox Crane!"

You see, that's where you're wrong my dear. I'm not arrogant, just confident."

To that statement Theresa just rolled her eyes. Heading towards Fox's room, they passed Ethan and Gwen's door. Loud sounds of moaning could be heard. "Ohhhh.. Ethan..."

As soon as Gwen's cries were heard, Theresa flinched. Thinking fast, Fox grabbed Theresa's hand that was currently on his arm and gave it a squeeze, letting her know that he would always be there for her.

Walking inside Fox's room, Theresa looked around, observing all the things she saw. Clothes, CDs, movies, video games were everywhere. "Not very neat are you?" she asked.

Fox shrugged. "Don't worry, I always clean my room myself.."

"Ahh, and do you clean your room often?"

"Often enough."

"I see."

Fox waved off her comment and prepared to set up the video game system. Giving her his trademark smirk, he held out one of the controllers. "Now are you ready to lose or what?"

Grinning, Theresa grabbed the device and the two proceeded to play to their hearts content. Thoughts of Ethan were gone from Theresa's mind as she began to play.


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