Kevin slowly woke to muffled noises, which as he
shook off the sleep were intensifying. Gradually
he raised his arm and looked at his watch, “Damn!”
He reached back and felt the bed, “Errrrr,” he expressed
his anger at not finding her there. He wanted her
Sitting up he surveyed the room. Everything had
been removed from it. There were no clothes, shoes,
not even luggage. “What the?”
Turning his head, he noticed in the chair were his
clothes. Folded neatly he could see jeans, socks,
and boxers. Hanging from the chair was a shirt
and his black leather trench coat. His boots sat
on the floor under the chair.
Swinging his legs off the bed, he strode to the
bathroom. It had been stripped of everything except
his shaving gear on the vanity. “Wow!” he said.
The noise from the living room was getting louder
and he heard singing. Great, the fellas. He listened
they were singing “Backstreet Party.” and having
a good time. He could hear the girls giggling incessantly.
He whined to himself, “Why can’t they leave us alone
for a little while?” He slid on his boxers and
Opening the door, he leaned on the frame. His eyes
bulged out of his head. Everything was cleaner
then when they had gotten there. The mess from
last night was totally gone. Amy and Gillian were
dancing through the suite being serenaded by the
guys. Bron was leaning on the counter, perched
on stool with her coffee cup in hand. She never
puts that thing down, he thought to himself. He
cleared his throat to announce his awakening.
“Well good morning Kevin,” he heard in a lustful
voice that almost dropped him to his knees. It
was Bron, she was smiling like a cat in heat from
behind her coffee mug.
“Morning Bron,” he said lazily as they both smiled
remembering last night. They just kept staring
and staring at each other. It went on for a few
minutes and everyone started feeling uncomfortable.
Nick decided it was time to start something since
neither one of them were going to pull their eyes
off each other. He could have sworn he felt the
temperature rising in the room. “Sleep well Kev,
you look real relaxed,” he snickered.
“Very well little bro, very well," he replied, in
a husky voice that took them all by surprise.
“Hmm,” Nick muttered. “You must have, you slept
through your second favorite thing, Cleaning!” he
Kevin chuckled and waved him off as he went back
in the bedroom to finish getting dressed.
“Hey Nick, What's his favorite thing to do? ” Bron
asked innocently really wanting to know.
The room erupted with laughter and a very deep laugh
came from the bedroom. The coffee mug banged off
the counter, "Aw damn, I stepped right into that
one didn't I."
Nick was laughing so hard he could
barely speak, "Ya sure did, Bron, big time."
A while later, Kevin came back out fully dressed.
Walking to stand behind Bron he wrapped his arms
around her and kissed the top of her head. "Thank
You," he murmured into her hair so no one could
hear but her. "You are leaving with me today."
Bron heard it and smiled.
He reached around and grabbed her mug of coffee
and started to raise it to take a sip. Bron whispered
to him, "Listen big guy just because you had a grand
time last night doesn't mean you mess with my coffee."
He bent down, looked at her, he was shocked and
horrified she wasn't kidding. He placed the cup
back down like it had burned him.
Mary came over recognizing instantly what happen.
She elbowed Kevin, "You can do anything to her but
don't mess with the coffee," she sniggered.
Kevin walked over grabbed a mug and poured his own,
"Fine be that way."
Bron realized she had hurt his
feelings. She hopped off the stool, walked over
and gave him hug, "I'm sorry Kevin."
"Mmmm," he grunted and raised his arm to wrap it
around her. As he brought his arm around he hit
the back of her head. "Hey, I said I was sorry,"
"What the hell!" he exclaimed as he stepped back
from her. "What happened did you shrink or something?"
Mary coughed and pointed to the floor.
Looking down he saw she wasn't wearing boots but
a white pair of Avias. "Damn! You’re short!" he
Bron promptly smacked him in the
chest, "I'm not short, I'm Vertically Challenged."
She picked her head up and defiantly
stared at him, oh she's getting mad again. Her
height must be a sore spot to her. Might as well
have a little fun with it he mused to himself, as
he set his coffee down. "Oh! So that's why all
you ever wear are those killer boots, you want to
be up here with the rest of us." He quickly raised
his hands to fend off the assault. The hand came
up but he blocked it. "I'm sorry darlin’ you just
took me by surprise," he grinned and continued,
"I'm not used to someone who can actually fit under
me." He watched her eyes, yep she caught the double
meaning on that one, and she is really pissed now.
Bron looked at him, "Wanna be a smartass Kevin,
fine." She turned and walked to the bedroom and
slammed the door nearly off the hinges.
Kevin looked at Mary, "I was just teasing."
"You went to far," Mary chided.
Mc strolled in. Kevin wanted to talk him desperately
but in private.
"Are you guys read to go?" he asked merrily. He
looked around the room, "Where's Bron?" starting
to panic. Everyone pointed to the closed bedroom
Mary grinned at Mc, "Kevin called her short."
Mc made this horribly painful face,
"Sorry Kevin, I should have warned you, Sparky is
sensitive about her height."
"No shit," Kevin looked at him pissed off. "Hey
I want to talk to you anyway."
May and A.J.'s heads snapped up as Kevin and Mc
huddled up on the far side of the room. The rest
of the guys were horsing around with the girls and
Suddenly Mc's howl boomed through the entire room,
"I'LL KILL HIM!" Everyone in the room froze.
Bron heard it and was out of the bedroom in a flash.
Grabbing Mc by the shirt sleeves as he was leaving.
"Mc don't, please don't!" she screamed.
"Bron, let go of me, I have something
to do," he said trying to pull himself free from
Bron started to sob but wouldn't let go, "Mc please
don't, please don't do this." Mc couldn't shake
loose of her grip, he was getting angry, and going
to hit her if she didn't let go.
Bron kept tugging at him and sobbing,
she looked at Kevin, "I'll kill you."
Kevin saw the expression on Mc's face, flew across
the room, and started pulling Bron off him. "Come
Bron, let go."
She was sobbing but getting angry with Kevin. She
screeched at Kevin, "Look what you've done!" She
was fighting Kevin desperately. Every time Kevin
removed her hands she grabbed on to Mc someplace
Kevin saw Mc raise his hand. He
grabbed both of Bron’s forearms, spun her around,
dropped her to the floor, and sat on her.
Once released from Bron's grip Mc Flew out the door.
Everyone except Mary and A.J. were clueless about
what was going on, they stood there gaping.
Kevin was sitting on Bron to restrain her. He knew
should chase after him. Bron continued to scream
at him, "I'm going to kill you! What have done?
I trusted you!"
"Bron, I'm sorry darlin’, but you can't keep secrets
like that," he said as he tried to calm her down.
Nick got up and walked out hearing that. Jake motioned
everyone out. Mary stayed as usual.
Bron came off the floor at her hips roaring like
a lion. Kevin jumped up off her surprised by her
action. "You just gave him a death sentence and
my family too!" She ran to the bedroom and slammed
Kevin stood there in shock as Jake walked over and
stood next to him. "You did the right thing, he
needed to know."
Kevin didn't even look at him,
"Not for sure but I had thought
so, I thought she should tell him herself. The
chapter was there for those who understood it."
Kevin walked up to the door. In his mind it seemed
every time he opened a door to Bron another was
slammed between them.
Knocking on the door Kevin spoke softly, "Bron baby
open up." He waited but she didn't answer him.
"Bron please, we have to leave now." Kevin wanted
to take her with him but he could see she wasn't
going to budge. "Fine be a pig headed ass, I don't
care!" he yelled at the door, still no reply from
Kevin turned to Jake, "She's not coming. We talked
about this; you know what you have to do. You call
me when you get there. We will finish the arrangements
Finally, a response came from behind the door. "I
hate you Kevin!"
Kevin dropped his head. Mary grabbed his hand and
they walked out of the suite. Mary slammed the
suite door shut to make a point.
Bron opened the door hearing the other door slam
shut and peeked out to see Jake.
"You are making the biggest mistake of your life,"
Jake glared at her.
Bron was taken aback by Jake's anger; she hadn't
seen it very often. "I hate that son of bitch,
Mc may as well be dead already because of him.
He has no right to plan my life. What arrangements
has he made?"
Jake eyed her pensively, "Maybe
not, Solarez wants rid of Lenny anyway so there
would be no retribution." He was hoping by giving
her the information she would forget about the arrangements.
The arrangements Kevin had made would just fuel
her temper right now.
Bron narrowed her eyes and looked at Jake, "Are
"Yes, I called him myself."
"But how? When? Mc is going to kill you for doing
that Jake, you went way out of bounds doing that."
Bron sputtered out all at once.
"I called him last night from this suite after you
fell asleep. I told him everything including the
fact that Lenny threatened to kill a small child.
He went nuts when he heard that. Lenny had better
be very careful now. I don't think it will stop
him because he doesn't know that his brother is
now looking for him too," he paused, "And as far
as Mc goes Bron, I don't work for Mc anymore I work
Bron's heart skipped a beat and she jumped at Jake,
"I Love you!"
"Bron am I the only one you love?" he asked her.
Knowing her since they were kids there was no doubt
that Bron was beginning to fall hard for his boss.
Bron dropped her head, "I don't know yet, Jake it
just wouldn't work."
"Why is that?" he said his eyebrows.
"He lives in a different world," Bron simply stated.
"And you don't," he spoke.
"No, he has to answer to people, management, contracts,
stuff like that, I don't," she reminded him.
"Fine, but you have to answer to Bounce and this,"
poking her in the chest and smiling, “and of course
She thought about it and returned the smile, "I
think I just made a mistake, Jake."
"Oh really, and you actually are going to admit
it," he chuckled.
"If I take the stairs I might still catch him."
"You might, you’re wearing the right shoes for it,"
he told her as he looked down to her feet.
Bron looked at her feet, "That's odd isn't it,"
still staring at her feet.
"Yeah, very odd, for you," he smiled.
Bron flew out the door yelling back too Jake "Meet
me downstairs, hurry up."