yelling for Bron, Kaylin was yelling for her Mom, Andrew was
yelling at his Mom for her to yell at the dogs, and Cooper was
just yelling. “I hate Christmas!” Bron yelled at all of them.
Silence dropped over the room and hung there for a few scant
seconds. Then it started again. She raised her arm, tilted her wrist up, and showed them the palm
of her hand, they stopped talking.
“Kevin your dress slacks are in your color coordinated closet.
If you can’t find them, that isn’t my problem.” Bron glared
at him, he couldn’t find his charcoal
colored pants, he was driving her nuts because they weren’t
in the exact place he expected them to be. “Try the damn black
section, maybe I put them in the wrong
place.” Kevin stomped up the stairs.
to Kaylin, she shook her finger at her daughter, “You’re wearing
the damn dress. It’s a Christmas party, get over it!” Kaylin
wanted to wear pants and not the velvet dress with the crème
itches,” Kaylin scratched to prove her point.
don’t care,” Bron then turned to her oldest, who should have
huffed up the stairs much the same way Kevin had.
threw his hands up, “I got it!” As he yelled, Brit ran by him
carrying his shoe. “Come here you stupid dog! Give me
my shoe. Go chew Kevin’s shoes, he has more.”
cannot take this,” Bron growled, as the caterer, Frankie, shot
her a look for going into her own kitchen and making a pot of
coffee. She stood back against the counter and watched him
work. Bron didn’t like strangers in
her kitchen, but after this morning, she was more than happy
to have a caterer.
didn’t like the other desserts?” he stopped as he finished some
fancy creation that Bron was sure nobody would eat.
desserts? You left one piece of chocolate and raspberry ganache.
I had to share it. It was great though.” I think I’ll
leave out the part about earning my desserts, Bron giggled to
I didn’t. I left four desserts, two
pieces of each. I saw that they were in your trash compactor
and thought that maybe you weren’t fond of them.”
her eyes, Bron sighed, “Kevin.”
me?” Frankie bobbed his head at her in confusion.
husband. Don’t worry, I’m sure they were delicious and I will
make sure that I try them tonight.”
found my pants,” Kevin breezed into the kitchen, with his shoes
dangling on the end of his fingers. The shirt was unbuttoned
and hanging open. Cooper was catching a ride by nestling his
nice baby. Frank here, found his desserts… in the trash compactor.”
Bron sipped her coffee as her eyes held his, pinning him to
Yeah, about that…” Pausing, Kevin began to button his shirt,
while trying to hold Cooper.
even bother,” Bron snorted as she poured another cup of coffee,
made a bottle, and then went off to feed Cooper. She hadn’t pumped since this morning and it wasn’t bothering
guest started to roll in early, which she thought might happen.
These people she considered family always arrived early. Now
this party was a little different because it was all family,
all of them except for one. She stood looking at the mirror.
She slipped the back of the earring back on. Bron’s hands went
over the dress. She smiled a very small smile just for herself.
She had worked out like crazy, c-section or not, to get rid
of the extra weight. It wasn’t all
gone but she could get into her clothes which made her feel
much better about her self.
the hell is here this early?” Kevin complained while he stood
by his closet door.
out of the bathroom, she gave him a once over, much like
he did to women he met, strangers or not. “What are you doing?”
my shirt, Cooper just spit up all over me.” Kevin slipped a
dark gray turtleneck on. “Somebody in this house answer the
door!” Kevin shouted as he walked to the doorway of their bedroom.
stepped out of his way as he walked by her, snagged the hairbrush
from her hand, and began to fuss about his hair. Grabbing a
ponytail band he slid a chunk of his
hair though it. The entire time he was watching his wife, who
was now standing next to him. She frowned when he pulled his
hair back, he removed the ponytail, she smiled.
gonna do something with my hair,” he kissed leaned over and
without checking with me first,” A deep frown formed on Bron’s
drastic, I promise.” He recalled when he had slipped shaving
and she had a shit fit and told him he was growing back. The
hair on his head she could adapt to, but not the face. At that
is what he would tell her.
screw up my story lines,” she grumbled, not liking the idea
is reading them babe,” Kevin grinned. “Okay, I’m reading them,
so is Nick.”
rolled her eyes. Reaching up she placed a hand on each one of
his cheeks then she pinched him until he yelped. “Very funny
baby. I love you too.”
came high-tailing it into the room. “I have a run, I need nail
shot her a steely look as his fingers ran up and down his wife’s
bare back. He hadn’t see the dress
before but he was liking what he was able to see and to touch
in this case. The velvet number was backless down to the waist
and a modest plunge n the front. It was a little more
sleeker than your average dress. “Ever wonder if we
were doing something in here?”
would recommend shutting the door,” Suzie shot him a look back.
She could judge Kevin most of the time; today he seemed playful
by the twinkle in his eyes.
the thought of getting caught gives me a thrill.”
let out one of her trademark snorts, “Impossible, you are too
careful. We couldn’t find any women
that would spill on you. We searched high and low.”
closed her eyes tightly as she stifled the moan. Opening one
eye her husband’s beautiful face hung in front of her’s.
forward, Kevin placed his lips on hers, “You wouldn’t blab on
me, would you?”
noooo,” Bron whispered and then smiled.
baby,” Kevin kissed her once and left.
wasn’t sure what to say after he left. She wasn’t
sure if Bron would be pissed that the information had slipped
or not. “He didn’t read the last chapter you posted, did he?”
Bron laughed as she handed her the nail polish.
sat in the leather chair to fix her stockings. “This is hopeless,”
she was annoyed. “Everything was closed on the way out here.
I was running late…” Her words were stopped
when a brand new pair had been tossed at her, still in the package,
landing her lap. “Oh thanks,” she darted to the bathroom.
still talked to Bron as she changed her hosiery. “So what did
you buy him for Christmas?”
or meaningful?” Bron laughed back as she searched for a missing
Suzie opened the door.
lessons and a huge tv for in here.
For Sentiment, a Christmas ornament that says our first Christmas
and a few other little things.”
did you buy him a television for your bedroom?”
I like to write at night in my stenobook.
The last few weeks, I’ve tried to write get rid of the stress
but he reads the damn thing over my shoulder.”
started to laugh, “What about the sex scenes?” She saw the
twinkle in Bron’s eye.
he critiques it and corrects it. Tells me, ‘I wouldn’t do that.’ Then he shows me what he would
now that sounds like fun, sex with the almighty Richardson.”
so glad you feel that way Suzie,” Kevin laughed as he hung at
it was Bron’s turn to laugh.
Suzie’s embarrassment crawled over her face.
know,” Kevin’s head bobbed around in amusement. “I’m half of
your manwish. Unfortunately for us, Witch isn’t into Ménage
a trios, so you only get one Backstreet
Boy.” Kevin shook his finger at her with a devilish grin dancing
on his face.
slapped his arm, “Leave her alone, you bully.”
I’m hot,” Kevin squared his shoulders and smoothed his hair
and you know it, let’s go Daddy!” Bron grinned.
sure know how to dampen a mood,” Kevin grabbed her hand and
motioned to Suzie. “Well come on, I’m not going to let the
third most gorgeous lady go downstairs by herself.”
was surprised at his request as he held his arm out. “Third?”
my daughter takes precedence.” Kevin laughed as they made their
way down the stairs to a house full of people.
took both of them directly to Mc and stopped. “I knew you’d
be here. Why didn’t you come up?”
thought you might be busy with Spark,” Mc smiled as Bron gave
him a hug and wished him a Merry Christmas.
tried to get busy with Witch, Suzie interrupted us. She just
came right in.”
did not,” Suzie frowned at him. Now she wasn’t sure if he was kidding or not.
was warming up to it.”
laughed, Kevin was going to be picking on Suzie all night.
She knew why too, Nick wasn’t going
to make it up to Lexington
for Christmas. Bron had chewed him out and Kevin told her to
butt out. “He’s slow sometimes.”
when you want it slow, then she usually begs,” Kevin hissed
and put Bron back in her place. Bron’s face turned a little
pink as she stood there.
people, it’s a party.” Mc grabbed Bron’s arm quickly causing
her to jump and Kevin’s hand to land on Mc’s
to break Mc’s grip on his wife. “Easy
Pop star, I just want the gift she was going to wrap for me.”
Bron almost bounced out of her high heels. She left them and
walked over to the tree. Bending over at the waist
she fished through the pile looking for the gift.
let out a low sigh and a smile as his head tilted to follow
the seam on the back of the stockings. All the way
up from the sexy ankles and calves, over the thighs to the target.
been working hard,” Mc laughed. “She
doesn’t look like she had a baby three months ago.
and the butt is back.” Kevin turned and made a typical male
God,” Suzie gasped and left the two men standing there while
she went to check on the caterer. A glass of wine was dropped in her hand by one of the wait staff. “Why
thank you,” she smiled. “My favorite. I need this tonight,
keep my glass full.”
brought the gift to Mc. Kissing him on the cheek, she smiled.
“I’m so excited for you. I can’t wait, a big wedding, oh then kids. You can adopt.”
hand not to discreetly landed over
her mouth. “You will not interfere. You will not plan their
wedding, their children, their children’s
careers. You will stay out of it.” Kevin’s eyes narrowed,
Bron had a way of just trying to make life sweet for everyone.
nodded and Kevin removed his hand. “You’re so controlling.”
snorted, “And you’re not?”
over you,” her face puckered up.
And that is how it’s going to stay.” Kevin was handed a wine glass and so was Mc.
both laughed, clinked glasses, and smiled. “Kevin I’m so lucky
to have you around,” Mc grinned.
Bron left the two men to a good hearty laugh with each other.
marriage,” they clinked glasses.
a minute they both looked around the room. Everyone was there.
All of Kevin’s family was present, including his grandparents
and his mother. A questioning look came over his face as his
eyes landed on Gabe. “What is he doing here?”
cleared his throat, “I need to go find Logan and Kaylin before
they both are a mess. The last time I saw them, she was sitting
on him trying to make him eat fruitcake.”
shook his head, “I’ll go with you. Where ever they are, they
are awfully quiet.”
is Suzie,” Mc added as the men headed down to the entertainment
misses Nick. He was going to try and make it but he didn’t tell her that. He told her no
but I’m counting on my little brother not to screw this up.”
Kevin found the kids, sitting on the floor playing a video game.
up, he flicked the television off. The act was promptly followed by a whine of, “DAD!”
it’s a party and everyone is here.”
don’t like my dress.”
looks cute on you. Besides Brian Junior is here.”
is?” Kaylin shot up the stairs.
is a wuss and a jerk,” Logan
tossed the game paddle.
and Mc hid their grins. A jealous boy stared back at them.
couldn’t defend him, he barely knew the kid. He had seen
where Leighanne had spoiled the kid
and turned him into a weakling, sick or not.
I don’t know about that but let’s just have a good time.” Mc
looked down at the boy he would soon call son.
are fickle, trust me.” Kevin smiled.
Aunt Bron,” Mc laughed as the three of them rejoined the party.
not be,” Kevin laughed back.
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