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General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 11/28/07
Monica: I know that funerals are supposed to be a comfort for the living -- but I already hate this.
Nikolas: So do I.
Elizabeth: Nikolas is like a bomb set to go off any minute.
Lucky: I'm worried about him. He's been erratic, to say the least. And now, to be so grief-stricken --
Lucky: You know what? We'll stay close. Between the two of us, we can help Nikolas get through this.
Edward: Are you looking for someone?
Edward: You can't fool me, Monica. Despite what you said to Jason, you're hoping that he'll show up here, because in your heart, you know this is where he belongs today.
Monica: Emily is dead because of Jason and the life he has chosen. I meant what I said, Edward. If he shows up here, I am not responsible.
Father Coates: I stand before you with a heavy heart, to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of a remarkable young woman. Emily Quartermaine filled many roles in her too-short life -- beloved granddaughter, treasured daughter, cherished sister, and friend to so many. She was poised on the brink of a new journey with the man she loved. Emily's loss would have been devastating under any circumstances, but her life was brought to a brutal, sudden end. Emily won't live to a ripe old age, or long enough to have children of her own, and we, the people who loved her, didn't have the luxury of preparation. Emily is at peace now. And those she left behind must start the work of remembering, letting go, and moving on.
Father Coates: Emily's death makes us question why do such terrible things happen to such good people. What are we supposed to learn, if anything, from such senseless loss how do we keep anger and confusion from casting a shadow over the rest of our lives? All I can say is the answer doesn't lie in how Emily died, it lies in how she lived. How she touched everyone here with her loving kindness, her generosity of spirit. The answer lies in the hearts of those who knew and loved Emily best. Her dearest friend is going to help us find those answers by remembering and honoring Emily's life. Elizabeth?
Elizabeth: I'm sorry, I'm -- I'm probably the worst public speaker, ever, in the best of circumstances. The thought makes me sick to my stomach on a day like this. But Emily deserves the best I have to give, and I need to speak about her, so that is what I'm going to do. Grace. Dignity. Generosity. Kindness. Unconditional love. We all know Emily personified those qualities, but there was something else, something that wasn't as apparent, and that's what I would like to address first.
Elizabeth: People who didn't know Emily tended to mistake her softness for weakness. But she was the epitome of the iron fist in the velvet glove. Ask anyone who ever snapped her last nerve. I can't speak for any of you, but I know I never wanted to be on the receiving end of Emily's righteous indignation. But that wasn't her usual way. If she wanted you to do the right thing, which was always so clear to her, she would win you over with calm and reason. And before you knew it, you were doing exactly what she suggested. And if you chose to do the very thing she urged you not to, her love never wavered, because she was loyal to the people she loved, no matter what. Especially her notoriously nutty family. Never has a child been so unlike the family who adopted her. At least on the surface. But as it turned out, she was a perfect fit. Edward, I cannot count the number of times I have heard you say that Emily was the center, the heart of your family. And to a certain extent, that was true. But to Emily, the heart of the family was always you. And, Monica, I know you can barely think right now. But when you can, I hope you'll take comfort in knowing that you, more than anyone, changed the course of Emily's life. You came along when she needed you the most. You took her into your heart, into your home. You and Alan became her inspiration. You gave her focus and ambition, and I know she never stopped being grateful for that. More than anything, or anyone, the Quartermaines were responsible for shaping the incredible woman Emily turned out to be. You should all be very proud.
Elizabeth: Emily had a wonderful way of making families beyond her own. One consisted of the people she worked with. Epiphany, Emily was especially fond of you. She saw your heart, and she knew it was as big as the universe. I don't know if she ever got a chance to tell you, but she was always so appreciative of your sage advice -- and your belief in her future as a doctor. Patrick, Bobbie, Dr. Ford, Emily learned so much from all of you -- about the power of medical teamwork. She also had her family of girlfriends. Robin, Kelly, Lainey. We'll always have Jakeís. Emily's friendship was a gift. I know.
Elizabeth: I was fortunate enough to call her my best friend since we were teenagers. She was my rock, my support system, and I will carry her in my heart for as long as I live.
Elizabeth: There is someone else I would like to mention. Jason. He owned a unique place in Emily's heart, a place reserved only for him. He wasn't just her brother. He was her hero. Jason couldn't be here today, but I couldn't talk about Emily and not say his name.
Elizabeth: Sometimes, the bonds you make in high school follow you through your life. As most of you know, Emily, Lucky, Nikolas, and I became friends back then. The friendship stuck, and so did the nickname. Much to Nikolas' embarrassment, we were collectively known -- at least to ourselves -- as the four musketeers. We were an unlikely combination. Four very different people from very different backgrounds who came to rely on each other in profound ways. Each of us was changed by the others, and we found the meaning of true friendship. Just as Emily in her quiet and understated way became the touchstone for the Quartermaines, she did the same for the musketeers. Lucky, how do I thank you for bringing my best friend into my life? It's a debt I will never be able to repay. And, Nikolas, I hope you know Emily loved you more than anyone.
Elizabeth: For Emily, it was love at first sight. But when she fell for Nikolas, she was just a gawky kid, and he was your typical clueless male object of affection.
Elizabeth: Nikolas had no idea what they would come to mean to each other. But Emily always knew. It started out as a crush on a fairy-tale prince. And she ended up with a partner. A soul mate. The love of her life.
Singer: May your soul be blessed may your body rest on the mount where you were born may your spirit soar where there's joy evermore may you find your way in peace
Singers: And there's no more harm in your savior's arms see you fly away in the sky did you hear the call of angels one and all? May you find your way in peace
Singer: May you know you're loved may you shine above over the mount where you were born may your spirit soar there's no pain anymore may you find your way in peace
Singers: And there's no more harm in your savior's arms
Elizabeth: Nikolas, Emily told me so many times she was the luckiest woman in the world to have your love. But really, we're the lucky ones -- every single person sitting here today -- to have had Emily grace our lives at all.
Singers: One and all may you find your way in peace may you find you way in peace
Father Coates: In God's presence is the fullness of joy, and at his right hand, love eternal. Amen.
Nikolas: Excuse me, I -- I need to see Father Coates.
Lucky: You know, what you said about Emily today was wonderful.
Elizabeth: I was just trying to get through it.
Lucky: You did Emily proud.
Elizabeth: I don't -- I don't know if this is the right time. Maybe it's the best time of all. I -- I'm just going to say it. Lucky, I don't want to fight with you anymore. Do you think we can use this day as a new start and at least try and get along?
Lucky: I hate fighting, too.
Lucky: I wanted -- I wanted so much more for us. I just don't know if I'll ever be able to -- forgive what you did. I'm just not big enough.
Patrick: You know, we're around death every day. We learn to take it in stride, but this -- this is just -- she was just here, bright, vibrant, part of the team, and now she's just gone. It slaps you in the face how quickly it can all be over.
Robin: And what a waste it is to miss any chance of happiness that we get.
Monica: Uh, we have to get to this reception.
Ned: Monica, if you want to beg off, we'll cover for you.
Monica: Oh, no, no. There are people that loved Emily. They want to express their condolences, share their memories.
Nikolas: I want to thank all of you for Emily. She was a miracle.
Skye: We should be thanking you.
Dillon: She's right. I mean, you literally made Emily's dreams come true.
Nikolas: Thank you.
Edward: So, what do we do now? Just go home and -- and start over without her?
Ned: She'd want us to take care of each other, which is not something that this family is particularly good at. But maybe for Emily's sake we can just try to stop bickering for a while and try to see the good in each other, the way Emily always saw the good in us.
Dillon: That was good, Ned.
Skye: Yeah. It's something Emily would say.
Edward: Well, she was certainly an inspiration to us.
Monica: Okay. Then let's go home and be gracious for Emily.
Edward: Mm-hmm. Let's go.
Lucky: Nikolas! You going back to Wyndemere?
Nikolas: Yeah, I can't think of anywhere else.
Lucky: I'll go back with you.
Nikolas: No, I need to be alone.
Sam: Hey. Are you okay?
Lucky: Yeah, I was just remembering how it used to be. You know, we had some good times. Hmm -- four musketeers. Just hard to believe it's over.
Sam: Maybe I should just leave you with your memories, then.
Lucky: Hmm. You know, I thought that's what I wanted. But I donít. I want to be with you.
Lucky: You know, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be very good company after everything that's happened.
Sam: Well, I say it's okay.
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Carly: Take me to bed.
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