Kevin laid on the couch watching
the game. Glancing at his watch, soon, he thought,
soon. “Bron, get me a beer,” he spoke loudly.
“Hang on a minute,” she replied.
Mary looked at Jake astounded. They
both were thinking the same thing. If he had asked
her that last week she would have told him to get
his ass up and get it himself.
Three sets of eyes followed Bron
as she went to the refrigerator grabbed the beer,
twisted the cap and took it to him. She handed it
to him and he took it from her never saying a word.
She stood there, “Need anything else?” she asked.
“No, not now,” he answered smiling
at Jake and not looking at her.
Someone knocked on the suite door
and Jake got up to get it.
“Jake you’re off today, I’m here.
Bron can get it.” Kevin spoke from the couch.
Mary almost choked on her drink.
Jake sat down not sure what was going to happen next.
Bron quietly walked to open the door. Jake pulled
his paper out of his pocket. The guys just smirked
and Kevin was beaming at all of them and winked.
Bron opened the door and screamed.
“We were invited to dinner,” came
sequels of delight from the doorway.
“But How, When?” Bron spoke as Amy
and Gillian waltzed into the room. Bron was still
holding the door open when she exclaimed, “We’re in
“Amy!” Nick yelled and jumped to
the other side of the room, spilling his drink on
“Nick!” Kevin ground out as he went
and got a towel to clean up the mess.
“Hi Gilly,” Howie smiled from the
“Hi Howie,” she said, neither one
of them moving.
Gillian quietly walked over and sat
on the floor next to him. She bent down and kissed
him passionately. “Did you miss me Gilly?” Howie
asked. “Just a little,” as she answered as they began
rolling around on the floor.
Brian looked at them, “Get a room!”
“Wait a minute,” Bron squeaked out.
“I want details.”
Amy looked at Bron and shrugged,
Bron smiled and walked over to Kevin
as he was on his hands and knees cleaning the mess
off the carpet. “Hey you,” she whispered.
“What Bron?” totally pissed at the
mess on the floor.
“Come up here,” she commanded.
As he came up she kissed him tenderly
on the lips and said, “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome,” and he kissed her
The girls went to the kitchen and
the guys were in the living room. The girls were
being filled in on what happened after they had left
Nick settled back down next to the
couch. “Thanks Kev,” he spoke without turning around.
“No problem, it makes her happy,” Kevin responded.
“Any more surprises?” Nick asked
Kevin leaned over to Nick’s ear and
whispered, “A few, I want a landslide.” Nick just
shook his head.
The door was banged on again and
Bron practically killed herself getting to it. Kevin
watched her and thought, she’s waiting for Bounce,
God I hate to disappoint her, but I can’t do that
yet, it’s not safe.
Opening the door Bron saw a complete
stranger there. Bron looked at Kevin, like what am
I suppose to do.
Brian hopped up and ran to the door,
Bron looked at them both. “Ok,”
she said to herself and started to walk away.
“Hey Bron wait. I want you to meet
someone,” he told her.
“Leigh this is Bron, she belongs
to Kevin,” Brian giggled as he put his hands up in
“Nice to meet you Leigh,” Bron glared
at Brian thinking to herself, you just know those
two are cousins. “Leigh, you need to explain to Brian
here what happens when a person is considered personal
property,” she ground out. Leigh looked dumbfounded
at both of them, not knowing what was going on. But
the woman standing in front of her was not happy with
Brian at all.
Bron stepped forward and Kevin saw
her raise her arm. “Bron don’t you dare!” boomed
out of him as he laid on the couch.
Bron backed off and extended her
hand to Leigh. “Come with us and we can leave the
apes to their fun,” she glared at Brian.
Leigh laughed, “I like you.” Leigh
followed the group of ladies back to the kitchen.
Kevin looked up from the couch at
Jake and raised his index finger. “One more,” he
mouthed and grinned.
Brian turned to Kevin, “Thanks Cuz.”
“No problem Bri,” he answered.
Kevin watched the ladies set the
table. Good, I’m starving he thought. “Who’s hungry?”
Bron yelled. She almost got trampled by the starving
Everyone sat down to the table that
was ready to break from the amount of food that had
been set on it. A.J. looked at Bron and Mary. “This
is very nice. Thank you,” he said to them. Bron
walked around the table and gave A.J. a hug. “Anything
for the strong and silent type,” she grinned at him.
Bron sat back down, grabbed her glass
and raised it. “This is to a very strange bunch of
pop stars who I have come to really care about and
call my friends. I want to thank you for saving my
life.” Bron watched the fellas become very flustered.
This was un-chartered territory to them and they didn’t
know how to handle it. “Guys, come on you did and
you could have gotten yourselves in a lot of trouble.
Thank you so much,” She chirped. They all sat there
smiling at her. She looked at them and shook her
head, “Dig in boys.”
They all ate greedily. Bron and
Mary got more compliments then they had ever received.
Bron winked at Mary and smiled. “We can just pitch
food at them, the next time they get upset with us,”
Nick ate for awhile and surveyed
the table. Everyone was happy, even Bron. She had
been through so much but she was actually happy today.
“Ya know what guys? This is great! The whole family
is here,” he said beaming at them.
Nick regretted it as soon as he saw
Bron’s face, “Oh shit, I’m sorry Bron.” Bron quickly
got up, walked to the bedroom and shut the door quietly.
Everyone glared at Nick except Kevin.
“Nick, It’ okay, you didn’t mean anything by it.
She’s missing Bounce we know that,” he spoke as he
removed the napkin and stood up.
Kevin walked to the bedroom, open
the door, walked in, and quietly shut the door behind
him. He stood there a minute watching Bron lying
on the bed softly crying into her pillow. “Hey, Darlin’
he didn’t mean to upset you, he’s just happy.”
“I know,” she answered with her head
still buried in the pillow.
Kevin crawled next to her on the
bed and tried to hug her. She batted his hands away,
“Okay,” as he started to gently rub
“Where’s Bounce? I haven’t talk
to her or anything, I’m getting scared,” she whined
“Bounce is fine. We won’t let anything
happen to her. I can’t tell you where she is yet,”
he answered calmly.
Bron rolled over to face him, tears
running down her face, “Why?”
“Because it’s not safe and you don’t
understand how dangerous this is,” he spoke to her.
Bron glared at him, “Dammit this
isn’t fair, she’s my kid and you don’t have any right
to do this to me.”
Kevin sighed as he wiped the tears
from her face, “It just seems that way to you.” He
slowly got up and left. Gently he closed the door
Walking to the kitchen, he grabbed
a beer from the fridge and sat back down at the table.
The table was unusually quiet until the bedroom door
opened. Bron came out and sat back down.
Nick looked at her, “I’m really sorry
“No problem Nick. Why don’t we chalk
it up to PMS and let it go, Okay,” Bron said smiling.
Soft chuckling was heard from everyone but Kevin.
He studied her and knew that she was handling this
the only way she could right now, with humor.
Dinner was finished with much merriment
and swapping of stories. The girls did the dishes
while the guys watched T.V. Soon the floor became
littered with bodies. Eventually the hour grew late
and everyone started excusing himself or herself from
Bron kept waking, pacing, and fiddling
the entire time. She couldn’t stand or sit still
for more than thirty seconds. Even after everyone
had left Kevin watched her as he lay on the couch.
Prowl and prance, unable to settle. “Bron sit down,
you’re driving me nuts, you’re as bad as Kaos,” he
yelled at her.
“Sorry,” she apologized as she proceeded
to sit at the dining room table. Kevin let out an
exasperated sigh, got up and walked to the bedroom.
After a few minutes he came back.
“Phone call,” he spoke, thrusting the cell phone at
Bron jumped for the phone and he
pulled it back. “No questions, I’m going to sit right
here. I mean it Bron this isn’t a game. Behave yourself.”
Bron looked at him, great here comes the attitude.
Kevin handed her the phone. “BOUNCE!”
she yelled into and Kevin watched her face fall.
“Oh Stevie,” she said quietly. “Yes I know Stevie,”
she sighed into the phone. Kevin knew Stevie had
reminded her again no questions, just by what she
Bron looked at Kevin with frown,
“Yes I know, I know don’t ask.” After a slight pause,
she spoke again, “Dammit Stevie, he told me already.
Six foot two and all attitude is sitting right here.
I get the idea!” Kevin smirked at her because Stevie
couldn’t see the anger in her face. Bron’s hands
were tied and she couldn’t stand it. Poor baby he
thought, deal with it.
Kevin sat and listened to the one
“How are you?”
“I miss so much. I love you.”
“What have you been doing?” Bron
asked watching Kevin to see if it was okay to ask.
No reaction, that’s good she thought.
“You did. Oh that’s great.”
“How the hunt going, any new Beanies?”
“Oh that’s a great one. Where did
you get that?” she asked. Bron watched Kevin’s eyes
narrow and she quickly covered herself. “Never mind
you can tell me when you see me.” She watched Kevin
squirm in his seat. Oh to much beer, keep her talking
Bron she thought. Bron refuse to blow this opportunity.
Finally Kevin had to go and he couldn’t
wait. He figured the conversation was going fine
and Stevie was still on the other end. Bron watch
him head to the bathroom.
“Bounce honey, did you see anything
special on your trip so far?” she asked in a whisper.
Bron listened to Bounce say that
after they left Pittsburgh they went through the mountains
and she saw a sign. “What did it say baby?” she said
glancing at the bedroom door. “Oh you don’t know,
well spell it for me,” she told her.
Bron was spelling it back and she
didn’t here Kevin come back. “W-h-e-e-l-i-n-g, period,
W. period V-A period.”
“What the hell did I tell you!” came
booming from behind her. Bron flinched as he grabbed
the phone out of her hand.
“Hey Bounce, It’s Kevin, can I talk
to Uncle Stevie please?” he said sweetly, but by the
look on his face he was going to kill Bron when he
got off the phone.
“Tell me what route you took to get
there?” he asked in the phone, glaring at Bron. “Okay,
fine. Tell Bounce Mommy will call in couple of days,
when she’s smarter.” Bron shot Kevin a look of pure
“Yeah, I took care of it, you’re
all set for tomorrow.” Kevin smiled at Bron. Bron
looked at him wondering what was tomorrow. “Yeah
alright, talk to you later,” and he hung up the phone.
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