Bron glanced at her watch as the
bus pulled in the parking lot. Just after eight,
Bounce’s bedtime. She went and sat on the couch.
Bron watched everyone scurry around and haul stuff
off the bus. This was a four and a half day stay
for them. Amazing the amount of junk they could stuff
on this thing. Most of it was Kevin’s, I wonder what
the other guys bring with them, she thought.
She turned her head out the window.
Noticing there were only a few fans. Assuming that
was probably her fault, she had caused the delay.
Mentally she was noting all the exit doors, the parking
lot, the direction they had come from, everything.
If you are going to get out of here you had better
know how. Rich place she said to herself.
Nick was watching Bron. She was
so lost in thought that she didn’t hear Kevin call
her twice. What’s she thinking about? He noted her
face was all scrunched up and she was absorbing every
thing out the window. He watched Kevin walk up to
her and whisper to her. Bron’s face whitened a little.
What did he say to her this time? Why does he keep
doing that to her? What an ass he thought. I gotta
talk to him once were settled.
Bron was lost in her thoughts when
she heard, “Forget it, you won’t make it that far.”
She jerked her head up to see Kevin standing there.
How did he know what I was thinking, she wondered
Grabbing her hand Kevin pulled her
off the couch and steered her toward the bus door.
She allowed herself to be steered all the way into
the lobby without uttering a word.
After checking in Kevin handed Jake
the swipe card to get in the room. “You two go up,
I’ll be there in a few minutes,” he said to Jake.
Jake grabbed Bron’s hand and took
her to the elevator. Jake knew something was up and
he wanted to talk to her alone. As the elevator door
shut, he saw Kevin walk to A.J., followed by Carlos
and start talking.
Once on the floor Jake led her to
the suite and opened the door. He stepped aside letting
her walk through first. The first words she spoke
since earlier in the day were, “Holy Shit!”
Jake walked through the door and
whistled, “My my, talk about sweet.”
“Jake can you believe this?” she
“This boy does live well, doesn’t
he?” Jake remarked as Bron disappeared from view.
Both of them wandered in out of the
rooms in the suite for a few minutes.
He heard her let out a yelp, “OH
JAKE! Look at this!”
Jake followed her voice to her.
Once he found her, he laughed at her. “Only you babe,
only you,” replied Jake.
Neither of them heard Kevin come
to the door way and stand there. He watched and listened
to the two of them acting like little kids who just
fell into a dream.
“I can’t believe this, I can’t believe
this,” Bron kept repeating. She walked around the
room, opening, closing, pulling, and touching as she
felt every thing in the room. She was taking it all
in and missing nothing. “I’ve done things like this
Jake but I never get to play in them.
Jake caught a glimpse of Kevin standing
in the doorway watching Bron. Jake decided to add
a little humor since she was so excited about such
an ordinary thing. “Hey babe, you better be careful
if my boss finds you caressing that granite countertop
like that he might get jealous,” he chuckled.
Bron ignored him not bothering to
turn around. “Oh Jake, I’ve died and gone to heaven.
Can you believe this? Look at this Jake it’s awesome.”
Bron pulled the doors open on the object.
Jake was grinning from ear to ear.
She is so weird he thought. “Hey, Bron!”
“Yeah!” she answered breathlessly.
“You’re not going to have an orgasm
over a kitchen are you? Cuz if you are I can leave,”
he laughed out loud.
They both turned as they heard laughter
coming from the doorway.
Bron’s face was lit up with pure
delight. “Shut up Kevin.”
“Like kitchens do ya. I’ll have
to remember that,” he smiled. “We have a cook you
know,” he told her as he watched her survey the contents
of the refrigerator.
“Not in my kitchen. Kevin this is
so awesome,” she squealed delightedly. I should tell
him, nah no biggie.
Kevin was beaming inside, mostly
because she was so happy.
Bron spoke to Kevin as she was taking
inventory of the kitchen. “What’s the game plan?
Where did all this stuff come from?” she asked him.
“There isn’t one, I have a meeting
in a half hour. After that I have some paperwork
to catch up on.” Kevin stuck his tongue to the inside
of his cheek making it bulge and grinned at her.
“All the stuff came from the cook. I assume he won’t
be welcomed here?” he asked her.
“That’s right!” she answered him.
Picking her head up and tilting it to the side, “It’s
awful late for a meeting isn’t it?”
Kevin didn’t give her a reply. He
didn’t like lying so it was best to say nothing.
“Fine, none of my business,” she
answered for him sarcastically. Turning to Jake,
“Could you put my stuff over in the corner please?”
she asked him sweetly. Bron started dragging stuff
out of the fridge and cupboards.
“Bron, I’m not your maid” totally
pissed at her. Jake glanced Kevin who had a look
on his face. Then Kevin pointed to her stuff, then
“Jake are you hungry?” she asked
with her head still in the refrigerator.
“Yes, I’m starving,” he responded.
“Put my stuff away and I’ll make
you something to eat,” she spoke with her back still
turned to them
Jake couldn’t move from his spot
fast enough. Kevin watched as Jake attempted to put
her stuff in the corner. Jake saw the steadfast glare
on Kevin’s face; quickly he moved everything to the
bedroom. Bron didn’t notice; she was caught up in
Kevin went and sat on the couch.
Fine, ignoring me isn’t going to make me go away darlin’,
he thought. Consider yourself a guest, a permanent
one. He watched her; she was like a whirlwind in
the kitchen. By the time Jake returned, there were
three plates ready along with three drinks.
“Sit,” she said to Jake. He sat
in a chair and she brought him a plate and a drink.
She walked back to the counter grabbed a drink and
plate for herself. Bron waltzed over to the dining
area and sat down in one of the chairs at the table.
Kevin glanced at the lonely plate
and drink left on the countertop and then at Bron,
who was ignoring him. Guess we’re trying to make
a point here, he mused to himself. Getting up he
retrieved the plate and drink then settled back in
his seat. Returning to his seat he glanced at her,
she was smirking and very satisfied with herself.
Bron thought internally, I’ll never
let you do what you did to me on that bus again.
I’ve had enough. You may be bigger and stronger,
but I’m smarter. I will never have my control taken
away again. One point for me she smirked to herself.
At least she thought she was smirking internally.
“Thank you Bron,” Kevin said dryly.
He didn’t get a response. “I said thank you Bron,”
the pitch of his voice rising with each word.
Bron refused to answer him. He was
eating and frowning at her at the same time. Mental
note he doesn’t like the silent treatment, it irritates
the hell out of him. Another point for me, hehe.
She eyed him warily as he got up and put the dirty
dishes in the sink and went to the bedroom. Glancing
up she saw Jake gazing at her.
Kevin stood inside the bedroom with
the door shut. Bron was up to something, but what
he thought as he listened to them.
“You’re playing a dangerous game
with him Bron,” Jake warned her.
She looked at Jake and gave him a
self-satisfied smile, “Two points for me.”
Jake knew Bron was playing her old
game. She used to drive Mc insane with keeping score.
Jake looked at her, “Points only girl!”
Kevin heard it. Points, emm, I like
points, makes it easier to win, he laughed softly.
You’re going down lady he said to himself as he went
to get dressed.
Bron cleaned up the mess she had
made in the kitchen. Hearing a noise, she turned.
Kevin came out with clean clothes on and headed to
“I have some business to take care
of, stay put,” he announced.
“When will you be back?” Bron asked
As he put his hand on the doorknob
and started to turn it, “None of your business. Don’t
worry Bron will have all day tomorrow to be together,
alone.” Kevin was grinning at the door he couldn’t
look at her it would give it away. He heard a low
growl come out of her as he opened the door. Gee
she didn’t like that one at all, “One point for me,”
he mused a little louder than he wanted too. Jake
heard him and snickered. Kevin turned, looked at
him, and gave him a sly smile.
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