Mc had concluded
his business by one in the morning. Before checking up on
the two women hiding out in his apartment, he decided he needed
to make one phone call. He waited for the phone to ring, the
answering machine picked up. He hung up and waited a minute
or two, then he re-dialed the same number. Mc didn't wait
for the person on the other end to answer him, he could tell
by the grumble that he had reached who he wanted to. "Did
you have to roll over that vacant spot to pick up the phone?
I bet that bed is a little chilly tonight?"
his hands over his face and felt the other side of the bed.
"Just tell me one thing before I go off the wall?"
"Is she safe
and just being stupid?" Kevin sat up and began to look
for a pair of boxers, anything to put on.
she's going to be dancing soon, after they clean out my kitchen.
I'm sure they will be attracting quite a crowd, I might add.
She's looking for trouble."
Kevin grumbled as he searched the closet for pants.
her partner in crime to see her. It saves on the phone bill,"
Kevin groaned as
he stood up and made his way to the light switch. Flipping
the light on, he squeezed his eyes shut. "Ya got anymore
favors you want to do for me?"
Mc laughed louder
than normal and hung up on him.
Groping in the
closet for pants, his hands landed on leather ones. He was
fully awake now. Snagging a sweater from the shelf, he glanced
at the clock, he couldn't read his watch if his life depended
on it right now. "One thirty in the fuckin' mornin',"
Kevin slid his clothes on. Jamming his feet into a pair of
boots, he headed out the front door. Sitting in the truck,
he was getting even more pissed off that he had to wait for
the damn windows to defrost. He became fully awake by the
time he hit the bar. Finding Webster at the back door, wasn't
that damn difficult. Mc and Webster were waiting for him.
"How did she
get away?" Mc laughed knowing it would only serve to
fire Kevin up.
not funny at all," Kevin looked around.
Mc stalled Kevin
off by re-iterating what he had been doing earlier in the
evening once Webster left them alone. Kevin wasn't thrilled
but he understood why. So far they had been playing by the
book, but they were the only ones playing by the book. Stevie
wasn't playing by any book or rules. Mc had called in a few
markers to help out with the trial, he left some things unsaid,
it was better that way. Mc motioned Kevin into the office
and pointed to the chair. Mc flicked a switch and everything
being said in the apartment upstairs could be heard by the
"I think we
should get drunk," Bron popped the cork on a bottle of
wine and sniffed it.
Suzie gave her
a funny look, "I can't."
mind. You want a Coke or something?" Bron dug through
Mc's refrigerator. Pulling out two cans of Pepsi, "This
stuff doesn't rot so it should be safe to drink." Ducking
her head back inside, she moved some things around. "He
doesn't keep shit up here to eat. I'm hungry."
Suzie stuttered only to close her mouth. In her mind, she
couldn't believe that Bron didn't know. How could she not
know? Kevin knew; she was there when Gabe called Kevin on
his cell from the offices at the house. Ann and Gabe had stopped
by to tell Bron and Kevin the news in person but they had
just left to catch their flight to Buffalo. She heard the
exact words that Gabe spoke to Kevin. "Bron, has Kevin
talked to his Mom?" Suzie watched Bron hoist herself
up on the center island of Mc's beautiful kitchen. Above the
island hung at least ten feet of cupboards that were suspended
from the ceiling. Bron's spike heels clanked on the polished
top of the granite.
day he calls Mommy. He's driving me crazy. If the trial wasn't
enough, those two seemed to be tied to each other lately."
Bron opened a cupboard door. The only thing she found was
a bag of stale chips. "I'm glad you came. I'm scared
shitless but bored out of my mind. Kevin is sucking in the
Suzie laughed at her. She did not hear her best friend just
Bron laughed as
she closed the cupboard door, "Not that, you ass. That
part still works fine. Except I've been ignoring him lately,
he pissed me off." Bron paused and opened another cupboard,
"Crackers… You want them?"
Suzie shook her
head no, "I'm fine."
"I can't put
my finger on it, but the Master is up to something. I just
wanted to come down here and get drunk and do a little dancing."
Suzie watched the
older but diminutive woman walk across the countertop wearing
those spike heeled boots and it almost killed her. "You're
going to ruin that countertop."
Bron turned and did a catwalk pose for her down the countertop.
"The jerk needs food up here. How are you doing on that
end of the deal? You told me that the morning sickness wasn't
too bad. Lucky for you on that one."
hungry lately. I swear I'm a bottomless pit. But my nerves
are getting the best of me."
about the fans. Don't be, they'll be cool with it." Bron
stopped as she stood on the countertop and shut the door.
"Really, it's going to be fine. Besides, better you than
me." Bron snorted.
Bron didn't see
the speculative look that Suzie sent her.
Suzie stopped talking, she heard something.
Standing on Mc's
island, Bron still rummaged around in his cabinets. "I
used to keep some Oreos up here. I wonder if they're still
here." Bron was talking but her head was still in the
Suzie saw the man
dressed in tight leather pants and a long leather coat come
silently through the door. Okay, she liked the way he looked
but then he was married to the woman that was standing on
the countertop looking for munchies. "Ah Bron."
"Don't bug me, I'm looking for something. I have a taste
for something dark and sweet."
Suzie snorted when
she saw Kevin and Kevin placed his finger to his lips motioning
her to keep quiet.
Bron's head was
still stuck in the cupboard. "I am telling you. Kevin
is the biggest pain when it comes to junk food. I swear the
other day he was going to wrestle a doughnut out of my hand
if Webster hadn't walked through the front door. The man is
a royal pain in my ass. It's like I'm pregnant all over again.
Constantly barking orders, telling me what to do, he drives
me nuts. That's one of the reasons that I planned this little
outing tonight, to escape Warden Richardson."
With her back to
the room, hands landed on the back of her thighs, she frowned
as she continued to rummage through the cupboard. "Knock
your shit off and let go of me. Where are those damn Oreos
I had up here?"
The fingers that
held a grip on the back of her legs tightened, biting into
her flesh. How dare he grab her? She kicked at who she thought
was Mc then spun around, "Who the hell… lo." Bron's
voice turned from fury to sweet in two seconds.
the Warden," Kevin's lips formed a tight line. "Ya
escaped," his hands wrapped around the back of her thighs
and he yanked her down. Bron toppled, very un-lady like onto
the counter, her butt ramming onto the countertop.
Bron reached to slap him but he was smart enough to duck from
the flying hand.
Grabbing her legs
again, he slid her forward on the countertop. She tried to
scoot away from him but his hands on her thighs prevented
it. He jerked her forward and leaned down to her. "You've
really pissed me off this time."
Bron's eyes went
to slits as she stared at Kevin. "You tell Darkboy to
take a hike. Suzie is here."
on downstairs. Bron and I need to talk. We'll be down in a
minute." Kevin was so damn mad, he actually felt like
slapping Bron senseless for her shenanigans.
"No Suz don't…"
Bron gritted her teeth as the fingers digging into her legs
felt like they were going to drill through her leg.
Suzie didn't say
much, but by Kevin's attitude, Bron was in deep shit. She
should really stick around to help her friend. When Kevin
turned his head and leveled a bead on her with a laser glare
attached, she stood up and backed out of the room.
Bron whispered as Suzie retreated to the stairs. "Ouch,"
Bron tried to pull back.
Kevin had a death grip on her legs and slid her all the way
to the edge. "Are you that stupid?" he growled.
"Hell I have
an army following me. I'm surprised they don't join me in
Kevin went nose
to nose to her, "I was sleeping when the call came. It
scared the shit out of me. Are you ever going to learn that
when you aren't near me go nuts?"
to suck if you tour again…" Bron was jerked by her neck
off the surface effectively ending the conversation. Lips
smashed into hers and a tongue barged into her mouth. She
fought against him, but she wasn't in the best position as
he balanced her on the edge of the countertop with a death
grip on her neck.
"You do her
on my counter Richardson, I'll kill you!" The apartment
door flew open.
Bron smirked at
Kevin. He was pissed that he was interrupted, that definitely
was his plan. His fingers had already started to work under
her sweater. After almost a year, she had learned that Kevin
came down from extreme emotions, especially fear and anger
with sex. She giggled as she popped off the countertop. "See
ya," she bolted out the door only to have Kevin almost
chase her down. She bounced down the stairs to the sound of
the door slamming.
Suzie sat at the
end of the bar grinning. "Was I in time?"
Bron batted her eyelashes. "Right about now, Mc is giving
him a verbal beat down. Let go dancing." Bron pulled
Suzie from the barstool. They headed for the dance floor.
Suzie laughed as
some of the regulars yelled big hellos to Bron and stepped
out of their way. "That was cool," Suzie's foot
tapped as the stood at the bottom of the dance floor. Bron
walked up to the DJ booth and hugged him. "Oh we are
going to have good tunes tonight."
Suzie caught the
beat as Destiny's Child pumped the room. Bron didn't hold
back and hit the dance floor. Suzie jumped right on in with
a group of people. Introductions were made over pounding music
as they danced to three four song sets straight. The music
began to slow down.
Bron caught her
breath and motioned for Suzie to head to the bar. "I
need a drink!" Bron yelled above the noise.
Nodding in agreement,
they headed to the far end of the bar. Bron went in that direction
intentionally as she walked behind the bar and poured their
drinks. Reaching in her back pocket, she pulled some bills
and rang some numbers into the cash register. She deposited
money, removed some bills, and counted them out. Bron slammed
the drawer shut with her hip.
for our drinks?" Suzie laughed.
"Once in awhile
I do," Bron quipped, but refused to look down to the
other end of the bar where Kevin sat on one side of the bar
and Mc poured drinks from the other side. "It keeps the
him?" Suzie laughed
Bron shrugged her
head towards Kevin, "Sort of. I think I'll pick up the
hottie at the end of the bar. I'll use him and send him on
his way tomorrow. They all look cuter at closing time."
Bron winked at her.
Suzie looked to
the end of the bar, she caught a glimpse of the two men at
the other end of the horseshoe shaped island. Neither of them
looked happy. "I don't know if I would send the tall
one on his way."
Bron laughed so
hard her shoulder's shook. "You are so bad Suz!"
Bron came from around the bar and headed right back up to
the dance floor. A slow song played so Bron took the opportunity
to introduce Suzie to some more regulars and the DJ.
your chain Pop Star," Mc watched the dance floor as the
two women were approached by a group of young men. After pointing
to one of his bouncers and then to the floor, the bouncer
interceded before the men even reached the women.
Kevin sipped his
Jack, "I know. She'll pay for it later."
"Oh, are we
going home and have revenge sex?"
Kevin smiled at the women, who had just had their hopes dashed
for dance partners. "We'll go home and have animalistic
Mc raised an eyebrow
at Kevin, after what he had seen upstairs a few minutes ago,
"Do you think she'll enjoy it?"
Kevin snorted as
he finished off his drink. Setting his drink down, he slid
the glass towards Mc as he watched his wife carry on. "I'm
gonna enjoy it," Kevin flashed Mc a smirk. "She'll
be lucky to survive it."
Mc poured himself
a drink, "This is going to be a long one. She's wound
her later." Kevin laughed.
Mc reached over
and slapped him on the back. "I knew you were the one
Richardson, I knew it." Mc was satisfied Kevin knew how
far to push, not that mattered, but that protective drive
was still neatly in place.
Suzie snorted. "He won't let any cute guys up here."
"I know. He
used to do that shit all the time. Let's go trolling for some."
Bron hit the first of the three steps down from the dance
floor only to have Suzie reel her back.
Suzie stared at her.
"In the words
of my husband, I'm married, not dead," Bron laughed as
she twisted in and around the crowd. "Besides, Darkboy
paid me a visit upstairs and I don't think he's left yet."
"Do you want
him to leave?" Suzie smirked at her.
Bron's head began to bop, she was floored, Krystal's voice
thumped through the crowd. She cast a look at Kevin who seemed
to be in shock. Love Is A Beautiful Thing seemed to rock the
house. Krystal had sang this song, the night they went public
with their marriage. Bron found a very sexy blonde to dance
with. She dragged him to the dance floor much to the shock
of Suzie, Kevin, and Mc, not to mention the crowd. Bron was
cutting up the dance floor with a twenty something kid.
The man laughed,
he knew the game, and he was more than willing to play. He
placed his leg between hers, his hands tightened around his
waist and they swung their hips in time to the music. Pulling
a few brave moves, he spun her around. His buddies were egging
him on to keep going by hooting and hollering, not to mention
some of the other regulars. He also knew this woman as Andy's
Suzie was floored,
she knew that Bron had run on the wild side in the past but
she never expected the woman to pick a guy from the crowd
and make it look like they were doing some kind of primitive
mating dance in front of everyone, let alone Kevin letting
it continue. Suzie saw the crowd part as the tall figure and
the flapping leather jacket made its way towards them. "Duck,"
Suzie dropped her head and pretended to sip her water.
A hand latched
onto Bron's arm. She looked up and smiled at him. "Oh
you're still here?" she snickered.
the man right away. He leaned forward and gave Bron a hug,
"Hey thanks for the dance Mrs. Richardson. Tell Andy
I said hi."
"I will Josh,"
Bron waved to the group of guys he rejoined.
"Are you done
showing your ass?" Kevin grumbled as he stepped a little
closer to her.
let you know when I'm ready to go home. Come on Suzie,"
Bron latched on to Suzie's arm, she wasn't going home yet,
at least not until Darkboy left, he hadn't left yet.
his buttons," Suzie leaned over to her.
Bron was handed a shot of tequila from somewhere, she was
Suzie didn't have
time to react as someone handed Bron a slice of lime to go
with it. It didn't matter, Kevin came out of nowhere and removed
the shot glass, downing it himself.
that for me!" Bron barked at him as they stood next to
the dance floor.
women shouldn't drink." Kevin shot her a cheesy ass grin.
not me." Bron reached for another shot that was handed
to her out of the crowd with one hand and pointed to Suzie
with the other.
you think." Kevin stood with his arms akimbo after pushing
the shot glass away.
tell her yet?" Suzie's jaw dropped.
Bron looked from
one to the other. Her face went white, then red with fury.
Whoa!" Mc grabbed Bron arms from behind just as she was
about to take a swing at Kevin. He had seen this one coming
from across the bar and he didn't need any trouble tonight.
You did it to me again!" Bron huffed but couldn't move
since Mc had her arms wrapped up behind her back. She bent
forward trying to get him to let her go.
feet," Mc laughed as he saw her leg jerk. The crowd gathered
a little too tightly around them. "You need to calm down.
Come on," Mc forced Bron to the back of the bar and into
The kitchen staff
stopped everything they were doing as Mc plowed through the
doors with a cussing Bron fighting him.
that in a few years," Dewey quipped as he wiped down
Bron brought her
leg up behind her and Mc couldn't let her fall face first
so he swung his body to the side. Letting her go, he tossed
his arms up in the air. "Cool it." Shrugging his
shoulders, he straightened out his shirt. "Damn, you
get nastier as you get older."
Kevin stood leaning
on the door grinning like a fucking fool at her.
"I can't believe
that you didn't tell her!" Suzie squawked at both of
them. "You're idiots!" Suzie screeched at them.
Kevin walked towards
Bron with more purpose in his stride than was necessary.
Bron grabbed onto
the sink for support. What he had just told her leveled her
high and pissed her off.
"Come on darlin',
time to go home." Kevin approached still smirking at
Bron focused on
that fucking dimple on his face that was mocking her. She
could spit nails. He kept coming and the kitchen staff let
him pass. Balling up her fist behind her back, she waited.
When he was close enough, she let her arm fly almost knocking
herself off her feet, burying her fist into his belly.
Kevin groaned as he hit the floor. When he hit the floor,
his arm gripped his stomach. Kevin wanted to talk but he couldn't,
he was gasping from air. He saw stars and the pain was unreal.
Clenching his teeth, he fought off the urge to vomit. Grasping
the sink for support with one hand, he balled his other into
a fist tightly into pressing it into his stomach. You could
hear a pin drop in the kitchen, not one person was moving.
The only thing he could see was the tip of a boot that tapped
the floor in front of his face. Pulling his body from the
floor with the aid of the sink, he stood up. Leaning over
the sink, Kevin coughed and spit. He thought for sure he would
lose his dinner if there was anything left of it. His gut
was on fire. Wiping his face with his hand, he looked at her.
Someone behind them made tsk tsk sound. It was Mc.
Bron crossed her
arms and glared at him.
you are making this easy!" Kevin snarled as he charged
at her. He picked her up easily, since she hadn't expected
that reaction from him. Tossing her over his shoulder, he
exited the bar via the back door off the kitchen. He didn't
stop until he reached his truck. Grabbing the door handle,
he literally tossed her into the truck from the driver's side,
head first. Gravel and snow spewed out from under his wheels.
Mc watched the
entire episode, not saying much until Suzie moved next to
him. "If you want to get your things, I'll take you to
their place. You can sleep over there."
"Are you fucking
nuts?" Suzie laughed as she walked back inside to see
the kitchen staff staring out the open door.
Mc walked back
in and looked at the staff. "Problem people?"
help but giggle as the staff did double time to get on with
what they were doing. Flipping her cell on, it was time to
call, and tell Nick the good news. Bron was pregnant too.
"This should be loads of fun," she laughed as she
dialed her lover.
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