Bron flew into action.† "Mare they went to interviews,
what stations?" she asked her.†
"I don't know," she answered.†
"Baloney Mare, I know A.J. would have told you, now
where?" she demanded.†
Mary huffed out the stations.† Bron ran to the radio
and punched the buttons until she heard the boys,
"Good," she murmured.† "Mary what time are they breaking
"I don't know," Mary whined.†
"Bullshit tell me!† I can't leave this floor until
I know.† My timing can't be off, Mc is not far from
Kevin, they're up to something and you know it.† Iím
leaving Mary they canít keep me here."† She eyed Mary.
Mary glanced at her watch it was 12:00.† Thinking
to herself Alex said around 12:15, but she also knew
that the interviews were downstairs in the ballroom
and not at the stations like Bron thought.† She had
to stall her for 15 minutes.† Mary threw her hands
in the air "God!† 12:30 Okay," she heaved out.† Inwardly
she was praying to God for forgiveness, not for her
lying but for her friendís forgiveness afterwards.†
Mary didn't know how this was going to play out but
hopefully in the end Bron would forgive her.
"I love you Mare!† Jake you have a half to get Bounce's
shit together, get moving," Bron exclaimed with glee.†
Bron was getting giddy she was going home.†
Jake took off and Bron hit the bedroom to pack her
stuff.† Bron couldn't figure out how the hell all
her stuff got up here anyway.† Mary turned to Gillian
and Amy, who had never said a word.† They both looked
solemnly at Mary.† Gillian leaned forward, "You're
doing the right thing."†
Mary's misty eyes met theirs, "I
hope so.† She thinks the interviews are at the station."
Amy and Gillian looked at her, "We
Twenty-five minutes passed quickly as Bron bolted
around grabbing her things.† She asked them three
times to help her but they refused.† "Fine!" she told
them with a haughty attitude.†
"Ya ready babe?"† Jake asked standing in the
"Yeah, almost," she said as she walked up to her friends,
hugged them and started to cry.† "Thank you, I'll
keep in touch I promise, check the website.† I have
to get to Bounce and Jake will help me do that.† I
know this seems crazy toyou guys and I really canít
explain it to you right now."
Jake grabbed her duffel and walked out the door.†
Bron followed closing the door behind her.
Mary dashed to the phone and punched numbers wildly.†
She slammed the phone down furiously.† Amy slid the
door open and was watching the hallway, "They're not
even half way down yet."†
Mary picked up the phone again and
repeated the process.† Mary looked at Amy, "I hope
we're doing the right thing, she may hate us forever."†
Amy looked at her, "We are, sheís
just mad.† Come on Mare, how would you react if Mc
took your kid from you," she whispered back.
Downstairs the fellas were having lunch catching up
on their escapades and conquests over the last few
days.† Kevin felt his phone go off in his pocket forgetting
that he had turned the ringer off for the interviews.†
Flipping it open he looked at it, text message, he
mumbled, that's weird.† Clicking the button, he read
He dropped his sandwich and flew out the door almost
flattening Mc. "Did you get a message?"† Mc gulped.†
"Yes!"† Kevin exclaimed.
Mc looked at Kevin, "I'll take the stairs."† Kevin
was already banging the buttons on the panel of the
elevator, "Dammit come on!"
The guys were watching everything from behind the
glass door.† "Interesting," Brian laughed.†
"What do you thinks going on?"† Nick
asked him.† Brian looked at him, quacked out in his
duck voice, "I'd say Bron's flying the coop."† They
all laughed at him.
Jake and Bron were waiting for the elevator.† "Dammit
Jake, what is taking so freaking long," she was starting
to get alarmed.†
"How the hell do I know?" he answered.†
They watched the panel lights three floors away it
stopped,† "Let's take the stairs Jake!" she begged
"You can't take the stairs with those
damn boots you wear and all this stuff," he grunted.
They heard the stairwell door open.† Bron started
to panic and bang on the panel, "Dammit!" almost crying.
Ding the bell rang, the door was only half open and
she went charging into the elevator.† She felt herself
bounce off something and nearly fell on her ass.†
She steadied herself, picked her head up and gasped,
"Hi darlin', going somewhere?" she heard in a deep
drawl.† Quickly she closed her eyes, she didn't want
to look.† "Dammit to hell," she cursed under her breath.†
Slowly Bron opened her eyes and he was right there.†
She looked at his face and there was no mistaking
the serious anger and intent.† Man he is pissed she
thought to herself.†
Bron started to walk backwards out of the elevator
as he moved with her.† He matched her step for step.†
Her legs were starting to tremble.† Inside she could
hear her innerself talking to her.† He's doing it
again; he's scaring me on purpose.† He likes to do
that to me.† I'm not afraid of him; I'm not.† He can't
tell me what to do.† I'm an adult; hell I'm older
than him.† He can't treat me this way.† You're not
furniture Bron stand up to him.†
On her fourth step backwards she backed into something;
she knew damn well it wasn't Jake either.† Nobody
was talking, just glaring.† Closing her eyes, Bron
thought well I'm not going forward that's for sure.†
If I could get up enough steam backwards could be
an option; but where the hell am I going to go.† Think
She felt Mc walk way from behind her.† The deep voice
came back to her ear as the elevator closed and left.†
Her heart sank.† "We can do this the sweet way or
the nasty way, your choice," Kevin whispered furiously
Bron opened her eyes to look at Kevin; he wasn't a
millimeter from her face.† Those dreamy green eyes
weren't so dreamy anymore.† They were a deep emerald
green and frightened the hell out of her.
She turned on her heel towards the suite.† Suddenly
she felt a hand clamp down so tightly on her collarbone
she thought she would drop to the floor from the pain.†
"Good Girl," he whispered.
Hearing that, Bron went in to a panic as they walked
closer to the suite.† It increased the closer they
got to the door.† They reached the doorway and he
shoved her through it with so much force she almost
She glanced around the room.† Jake was getting chewed
out by Mc as he sat in the chair where Mc had shoved
him.† Her three friends were sitting on the couch
scared to death.†
Bron quietly walked to Mary, "You bitch, you set me
up."† She felt sudden pain on the back of her neck.†
Oh God, that hurts she screamed internally.† She knew
who it was by the size of his hand and that fact that
Mc and Jake hadn't moved.†
"You don't talk to people like that who have just
saved your life.† Do you understand me?" he growled
in her ear.
She refused to answer and the grip
got tighter.† "Yes," she whimpered.†
"That freak is somewhere in this
hotel and Mc can't find him," Kevin spoke from
Bron started to cry and looked at her friends, "I'm
Kevin strode to Jake still holding Bron by the back
of her neck dragging her with him.
"Do you understand what you just did?" he asked Jake
in a venomous voice.† Jake nodded yes, as he looked
at Kevin remorsefully.†
Kevin looked at Mc enraged, "Fire him!"
"What!"† Mc exclaimed.†
"Fire him, if he can't do the job I want him fired!"†
"Mc don't we're friends," Jake begged.
Bron looked at Mc, "Mc, please don't, I talked him
into it."† Bron felt the pressure return to her neck
and figured it would be best to be silent.† She glanced
at Kevin and he at her.† Her heart went to her stomach
and her lips began to tremble.†
"You're fired Jake!" came from Mc.
"Come on give me a break it won't happen again, I
promise."† Jake looked at Bron heartbroken.†
Jake stood up and reached for Bron but Kevin jerked
her away.† "Ow! You're hurting me," she whimpered.†
As Jake reached the door to leave, Kevin spoke.† "Hey
Jake I heard you lost your job, are you looking for
Totally pissed, Jake spun around.
"I said, are you looking for work?"
he repeated.† I need him, I really need him, but he
needs to understand that smartass here isnít waltzing
out whenever she feels like it.
Jake's eyes narrowed as he looked at Kevin, "Okay
Kev!† Yes I'm looking for work," he replied in a grating
"Fine I'll double the salary of your
last job," Kevin smiled at him.†
"What the hell are you talking about?"†
Jake was bowled over by that comment.
Kevin raised his eyebrows and smiled mischievously,
"I have a problem with a small package that I keep
losing.† It's spoiled and has a temper.† It's use
to getting it's own way, and is very disobedient.†
It was given to me as a GIFT and I plan on keeping
it.† I like it!"† Kevin paused smirking at Jake and
Mc knowing that Bron was going to go nuts any second
now as he held her out to his side.† Last night really
got to her when Mc entrusted him to keep her safe.†
Bron didnít like possessives, I like possessives,
he internalized.† "Do you think you can handle it?"
he asked him.
Bron started to go off and she opened her mouth.†
The minute she did the pressure tightened even more
and she closed her mouth.†
"Yeah, I think so," Jake chuckled.†
"You now answer to me and only me,
am I clear?"† Kevin spoke to him.
Jake nodded yes.††
Kevin continued, "There will
be no sweet talking and you better do your damn job
this time!" he commanded him.†
"Okay Boss!"† Jake smiled.
Bron heard the girls gasp.† She was a shocked as they
were that Jake would change his loyalty so quickly
based on money.† Now she was enraged at all three
"Fucker," Bron murmured towards Kevin as best she
That was it she was being dragged by her neck to the
bedroom by Kevin.† Once inside he slammed the door
shut, and let her go.
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