Archive | October 2011

Danny and Tony: I Won’t Let Go

One of my favorite relationships on Guiding Light wasn’t romantic, even if it was based in love.  No one of my favorite soap opera relationships was between cousins Danny and Tony Santos.

I have read on several Manny clips people saying Tony was “jealous” of what Danny had.  And it’s true that Tony was TEMPTED by the power.  But when it came down to the wire Tony was 100% loyal to Danny.  Danny was Tony’s mentor and best friend and without Danny’s influence (and Marah’s love) Tony would have been “lost”.  This is what made the Tony recast so tough to swallow.  The recast Tony was darker and betrayed Danny repeatedly, the biggest being the pairing of Tony and Michelle.  The real Tony would have NEVER gone there.  Ever.  Like the video below shows, how can anyone mistake Tony and Michelle as anything more than friends? Or even a brother-sister type of realtionship?

But I digress.   Paul Anthony Stewart himself actually posted this Danny and Tony video on his Twitter account….which made my inner fangirl scream in delight.

Marony and Manny: Happy

The first couple collaboration video I did.  Showcases the happy highlights of these two amazing couples!  And who couldn’t love the lyrics? “I don’t want to live a day without you, I just want to be the one that makes you happy”…So Marony and Manny!

Marah and Tony: Someone Like You

An angsty Marony video.  It follows their story after their breakup when Tony was with Catalina and Marah was trying to move on with Ben Reade.  It is from Marah’s POV in that she’s trying to reassure herself that she WILL find someone to replace Tony in her heart.  This proves more difficult since fate keeps throwing Marah and Tony together, not that it was ever really possible in the first place, but she’s trying.

Marah and Tony: Gravity

Even when they were broken up Marah and Tony could never really “let go” of each other, they were always finding themselves drawn back together.  I initially make this video from Marah’s POV in mind but as the video progressed it became clear that the lyrics fit them both equally.

The video is another favorite of mind.  Slow and sweet with deep meaningful lyrics.

Marah and Tony: Everything

I think this is my absolute favorite Marony video I have made so for.   The lyrics are what first caught my attention because they describe everything Marah and Tony were to each other.  Marah taught Tony how to love and he WANTED to be a better man for her.

And I love the dialog I use in the beginning.  “Marah is good for you Tony, she’s good for your soul.”  Danny understood because Danny and Michelle had the same connection.  They were to use the chiche, soulmates.

The Lyrics

Everything:
Find me here
Speak to me
I want to feel you
I need to hear you
You are the light
That is leading me to the place where I find peace again
You are the strength that keeps me walking
You are the hope that keeps me trusting
You are the life to my soul
You are my purpose
You are everything
And how can I stand here with you and not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this
You calm the storms
You give me rest
You hold me in your hands
You won’t let me fall
You steal my heart and you take my breath away
Would you take me in
Would you take me deeper now
’cause you’re all I want
You are all I need
You are everything, everything

Making New Traditions

As I was watching some old Guiding Light episodes the other night I came across the Christmas episode when Marah and Tony were just first reconciling.  And it got me thinking about what their first Christmas together after six years apart would be like…..

Note: This story references this portion of their story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nP3B867QVg&list=PLC878CA3347025E33&index=9

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“Just a little to the left.  No my left.  Okay I think that’s just about perfect.”

Smothered among the tree’s fragrant branches Tony bit back a groan.  As it was he would probably be coughing up pine needles for the next decade.  But this was Marah and his first Christmas together since he had escaped Romeo’s clutches, the first since they had finally been reunited, and so they were pulling out all the stops.

Tony stepped back and admired his handiwork, if it could even be called that.  Sure it hadn’t been the biggest or even the fullest tree on St. Michael’s lot, but at least it didn’t fall into that sad Charlie Brown tree territory, “I think we did good babe, but are you sure you don’t want to go over to your parent’s?  It is tradition and I know how much it means to you.”

Decorating the Lewis family Christmas tree was a family tradition, and one that Marah had missed while living in Paris.  But tonight was a night for the start of something new, traditions of their own, “Maybe later.  Right now I just want it to be the two of us.” She tossed him a fresh box of lights, “Now let’s start decorating this tree.”

Tony grinned, “Yes dear.” He plugged the strand in and started weaving it through the fragrant boughs, “You know what this reminds me of?”

“Do I want to know?”

Tony stuck his head out from the back of the tree, “Get your mind out of the gutter.  This reminds me of the year we almost got stuck in the snowstorm up at the cabin.”

Marah laughed at the memory, “And you stole the snowmobile!”

Tony looked affronted, “Stole is rather harsh.  I left the guy money and I did bring it back.”

“The look on my dad’s face?  If looks could kill…”

“I would have been six-feet under.” Tony laughed before continuing his task, “That was nothing new.  By then I was used to Josh’s death stares.  But you know what?  Death stares and all that was my favorite Christmas memory.”

Marah looked up from the box of ornaments her mother had sent over, “Was?”

“Well yeah.  This one has that one beat three ways till Sunday.”

That Tony didn’t even look up indicated he had no idea just how deeply profound that statement was.   In fact, if Marah had to guess he probably didn’t even realize how amazing those words were.  She stood up and went over to her purse, “I got you something.”

Tony did look up then, “But it’s not Christmas yet.”

Marah just held out a small package wrapped in red paper, “It’s not your real Christmas present. And I can’t think of a more perfect time but right now to give it to you.”

He gently let the lights fall before taking it, “Are you sure?”

Marah rolled her eyes, “Open it would you!”

Tony ripped into the paper…

“You want to know what else I remember about that long ago Christmas? Me saying that we’d start your own collection of ornaments.  I saw this the other day and added some personal touches.” When Tony continued to stare at her gift Marah started to feel a little nervous, “Do you like it?”

Like it?  That was an understatement.  Tony swallowed back the lump of unmanly like tears threating to fall before looking into the love of his life’s eyes, “It’s perfect.”

Marah smiled and Tony couldn’t resist pulling her into a searing kiss.  When he finally paused for breath he laid his forehead against hers, “I love you.”

Marah reached up and brushed away the tear Tony didn’t know he shed, “I love you too.  Now where are you going to put it?”

Tony walked over to the tree and looked it over critically before hooking the ornament right in front.  He stepped back and placed his arm around Marah holding her close.  Together they stared at the small figure of a house dangling for the tree’s sturdy branches. He looked down at her, “You’re right you know.  Home is where the heart is, and my home is with you.”

She placed her hand over his heart, “Tony and Marah Forever.”

Tony swept her up into his arms and headed for the stairs, “Forever.”

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An hour later Tony looked over at Marah basking in the afterglow, “I say we make this our new Christmas tradition.”

Marah laughed, “We didn’t even finish stringing the lights.”

He couldn’t resist leaning down and kissing her softly.  Against her lips he whispered, “It’ll get done.  Eventually.”