Bron glanced at the elevator panel as she ran by
it. Shit they're already down there. She hit the
stairwell taking steps in double time until she
hit the lobby. Throwing open the door she started
yelling his name. "Kevin! Kevin! Kevin wait!"
She was at the end of the lobby still calling his
name. Everyone was bunched up in the foyer. They
were getting ready to board the buses and there
were screaming fans outside. Kevin couldn't hear
her calling him over the noise from outside. She
spotted him and started to run towards him, "Kevin!"
she yelled. He was talking to Mary.
Kevin heard something and turned, he saw her running
and yelling towards him. He opened his arms as
she neared him, picking her up off the floor when
she launched herself at him.
Tears running down her face, "I'm sorry Kev, I'm
so sorry, I need to tell you something," wrapping
her hands around his neck to hang on.
She looked past him and saw all the fans outside.
They were all staring at her, she thought, they
were screaming. "Oh No!" clinging even tighter
to him. Bron was getting overwhelmed, she saw the
guys smiling at her, the screaming fans, the buses
lined up outside. She heard security yell, "Five
minutes boys, Kevin you’re first." She started
"What do you want to tell me Bron?" he whispered
in her ear, crushing her to him. She didn't answer
just tightened grip on him.
"Hey, do you want to tell me something?" he stammered
as he squeezed her closer.
"I... I..." she stuttered as she was watching every
one watch her.
"Bronwyn What!" he yelled.
He pulled her head back, here eyes were closed tightly
and he turned to look behind him. It was a sea
of people. Oh, shit, She's scared, she's not use
to this, he said to himself. He turned back around
and looked at her.
She opened her eyes, "I will miss you so much,"
she gasped as a single tear ran down her face.
Kevin's face fell, his heart was
broken. "I'll miss you too darlin’. I’ll see you
soon," he whispered and set her back down.
Mary watched Jake come down and set two duffel bags
inside the lobby. Mary observed Bron start to walk
back to Jake and tried to block her way. Bron simply
walked around her with her head hanging down.
Mary was standing there next to her duffel. She
didn't know where to go. Amy & Gillian had left.
A.J. asked her to go with him, even though that
wasn't allowed. She knew that Bron really needed
her right now and she was torn. Security yelled,
A.J. glanced at Mary begging her with his eyes.
Mary handed A.J. her bags, "I'm done fixing things,
she'll have to do it herself." A.J. was beaming.
Kevin stood there staring at his feet; he couldn't
watch her walk away from him. He felt someone tug
his arm. "I'm coming!" he growled.
"How stupid you can be sometimes," he heard Brian
say. A.J. backed up knowing Brian was stupid for
messing with Kevin when he was like this.
Kevin raised his head and leveled is eyes at Brian.
Brian looked him straight in the eye; "You're stupid,"
poking Kevin in the chest with his finger.
"Gotta death wish Bri." He snarled at him.
Brian started to speak, "Look I haven't been around
much lately, but let's assess the situation here
shall we," he chirped.
"SHUT UP!" boomed out of Kevin. A.J. and Mary both
jumped, but didn't budge. Billy, Carlos, and Marcus
edged closer to the group waiting for the fight
Brian continued ignoring him, "You sneak into a
woman's room just to scare her, the next night she
is.... What's the word I'm looking for Alex?" he
asked as he turned to A.J.
"Given!" A.J. added grinning from ear to ear.
"Yeah given to you... you take her by force to your
room," Brian paused gathering his thoughts, shook
his head, he closed his eyes, and opened them again
as he rubbed his chin with his hand. "I don't want
to KNOW the next part. You lock her in your bedroom
for two days...." Brian cleared his throat; "You
discipline her like a small child...” He coughed
to hide his giggles, "And once that I know of you
stripped her naked and took her clothes away from
Kevin interrupted him with a smile, "What's the
point?" It was the stripping part he was remembering.
Man, if I only had the time.
Brian looked at A.J., "Did I forget anything?"
"Yup, he made love to her too! I would say from
the way he was looking this morning it was pretty
damn good!" A.J. grinned.
Brian turned back to Kevin, "The point is you don't
seem to have a problem taking what you want from
her whether she like's or not."
Kevin cocked his head, "So?"
"So! So!" Brian exclaimed as he raised his eyebrows
and threw is hands up in the air. "So go back there,
pick her ass up, and put her on the damn bus!" The
three men stood grinning plus Mary.
A.J. watched Kevin smile, "You could always tie
her to your bunk till we get to Chicago." he grinned.
Mary slapped him. "What!" A.J. yelled.
"As always fellas you're so right,"
he said with a broad smile.
As Kevin turned around to fetch Bron the lobby was
filled with a scream that sounded like a wounded
animal. Everyone turned quickly to see what it
Jake was on his knees hovering over something yelling
Bron's name. Mc came flying around the corner with
blood running down his face.
Mary yelled, "Oh No!" running towards Jake. Mc's
knees hit the floor and he started crying out with
anguish. They guys came running into the lobby
behind Mary. Security almost running over the top
Jake looked up at Mary, tears running down his face,
"Mary please!" he begged.
Mc was crying, "Oh baby, I'm too
late, I'm so sorry, I almost had him," he cried.
Kevin looked down Bron was crumpled up on the floor.
Her body was one way and her head and neck were
turned the opposite way. There was blood coming
from her head, spilling onto the marble floor.
Tears poured from his eyes, "Oh, darlin’," he cried.
He heard Jake begging for Mary to help. They stood
there in shock. A piece of pipe laid not to far
from where the blood was pooling on the floor.
Jake started to pick Bron up and Mary snapped out
of it. "Jake don't move her yet! Let me see."
Mary knelt next to her friend her tears falling
onto her. She felt for a pulse, there was one but
it wasn't strong, but considering the blood on the
floor that wasn't surprising. She could see that
she was breathing. Mary went to Bron's neck it
felt and looked fine, but she was losing so much
blood and she wasn't sure.
Jake and Mc were staring at her and crying. Mary
looked up at Kevin. "I don't know what to do, I
can't treat her here, there's too many people,"
almost crying. Security had already blocked off
the entrance to the hotel with their bodies.
Hearing Mary, Nick yelled for security to get ready.
Howie stepped forward and grabbed the two extra
duffels. Jake picked Bron up, blood spilling down
his arm. Kevin couldn't move he was frozen.
Mc jumped up realizing what the guys were doing,
they were making the decisions now. Mc looked at
Nick, "Now!" he shouted. The guys bolted for the
bus. Nick and Howie were the first ones on the
bus. Jake ran carrying Bron ever so gently, his
feet pounding into the pavement. Mary followed
with A.J. and Brian. Mc and Carlos pushed a non-functioning
Kevin up the bus steps. Carlos motioned the rest
of security team to board the other buses as he
brushed past Kevin.
Kevin turned to Mc. Mc yelled at him, "Go I can't
find him in this crowd, Go, I'll catch up later."
Kevin pushed the button to shut the door and looked
at a Keith, his stunned driver. "GO!" he shouted.
The bus lurched forward as it left the parking lot,
followed by the balance of the buses for the tour.