They walked into the suite that A.J.
and Mary had. Mc handed the four pieces of paper
to her and Mary glanced at it. “Oh Mc, Come on you
can’t do this.” She looked at him in shock.
“Fax it Mary, now,” Mc told her.
“Mc she’ll go nuts and hate him forever
for this,” Mary whined.
“He knows that, we discussed it already.
I gave him a choice my name or his. He was afraid
she’d leave him,” Mc informed her.
“Well, I guess he was right,” Mary
“This wouldn’t have happened if Brian
didn’t say those things in the interview today,” Mc
said flatly. I hate it when people question me he
thought. It’s none of her business.
Mary looked at him with a confused
expression on her face.
“You didn’t hear the interview did
you?” Mc asked her. Mary shook her head no. Mc
repeated the interview to Mary.
Mary couldn’t believe Brian could
be so mean. She knew he did it to be funny and didn’t
mean anything by it. Shaking her head at Mc, “Mc
this is partially your fault and you know it.”
“I know but…”
“No buts Mc. Get out of the dark
ages,” Mary spoke quietly.
“I wonder what bothered her more
Kevin saying nobody or Brian?” Mc asked Mary.
“Probably what Kevin said, she has
fallen for him, but she’s scared. I want to show
you something,” Mary said to him.
Mary walked over to the couch and
lifted the cover off of a box. Mary picked up the
box and showed it to Mc. “This was for Kevin, Bron
asked me to buy it for her today,” Mary said. She
gently set the box back down and placed the lid back
“Oh,” Mc dropped his head. “I told
him to say no, I didn’t want Lenny to know she was
here. He was pretty upset with me that I even asked.”
Mary shook her head and then looked
at the papers still in her hand. “This will make
it worse, you know that.”
“No, it’s temporary, just until I
can get things under control,” he answered her.
“All right, but don’t say I didn’t
warn you,” Mary told him as she began faxing the pieces
Four hours had passed and it was
almost six already. Webster called every hour on
the hour and still nothing. Kevin called every chance
he had and he was driving Mary crazy. The boys were
on a dinner break and then they were going to the
Mary got dressed to go to the show
and then decided to read the chapter that Bron had
posted on the website. Mc paced back and forth as
Mary stared at her laptop, giggling away.
“Will you sit down, I’m trying to
read,” She chided him.
“What are you reading?” Mc asked
“Night Train,” she giggled.
“Oh, a literary masterpiece,” He
quipped annoyingly at her.
Mary read it. “Oh Bron, you worked
that tattoo in there didn’t you, you little snot.”
Mary saw something out of place and clicked on it.
“Mc!” Mary yelled and he jumped
with surprise. “Come here, look,” Mary exclaimed.
Mary hit the back button on the browser, “Look here’s
my chat name.”
“So,” he said.
“So watch,” Mary clicked on the name.
Mc looked at it, then the pieces
fell into to place. An airplane and a home button.
She doesn’t have any money, he thought. Well she
got it from somewhere. “That little bitch!” he yelled.
“Jake! Jake!” Mc started screaming.
Jake flew in the door. “Get Webster on the phone
now,” Mc was hitting rage very fast.
“Why?” Jake asked cautiously.
“Bron’s at the airport!” Mc screamed.
“But how? She doesn’t have any money?”
Jake looked at him.
“I DON’T KNOW HOW! BUT SHE’S THERE!”
Mc screamed at him.
Jake knew he needed to calm Mc down
and fast. “All right I’ll call Webster. Are you
sure?” Jake asked him.
“Oh yes, I’m sure. I’m going to
smack her so hard, she’s never gonna forget it,” he
spoke trying to control his rage.
Jake eyed Mary and walked to the
cell phone sitting on the desk. Mc kept pacing and
finally Jake shoved the phone at him. “Webster, Bron’s
at the airport, but I don’t know which one. The only
thing we have going for us is the snow. Both airports
have delays, but I don’t know if she is at O’Hare
Mc glanced over his shoulder at Jake
and Mary and he grinned. “Here’s what were going
to do for my little girl,” as he ambled out of the
suite and down the hall.
Mary looked at Jake, “He’s up to
Jake shook his head, “I’m sure, he’s
really mad at her for scaring everyone.”
A few minutes later, he came back.
“Mary call Kevin and tell him we have a lead. Let
him know I will call him when we have her back. I
want you to go to the venue as soon as you can.”
Mc had twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin on
“Mc, What are up to?” Mary asked
“Nothing Mary. I’m just sealing
the deal and fixing my mistake,” he smiled.
“Mc?” Mary questioned.
“Relax, I won’t kill her. Kevin
would be upset if I did. I’m sure he wants to do
it himself.” He laughed.
“Jake you stay here in case Lenny
puts in an appearance. Mike is working on that too!”
Mc said as he grabbed the papers of out of the fax
Jake raised his eyebrows, “Well it’s
about time Mc!”
“I know, I know,” he called as he
headed to the elevator.
Bron sat at the airport gazing out
the window. “Snow, I hate freaking snow. I’ve been
sitting here for over five hours. I should’ve taken
a bus.” Bron got up and began to pace. Well at least
you had the common sense to book two flights at two
different airports. They won’t look for me here,
they’ll think I’m at O’Hare,” she sighed.
She walked to the gift shop and looked
around. Found a book and charged it on Nick’s card.
Boy, I’m going to owe so much money it isn’t funny.
Bron went back and sat down. Once I’m home Mc will
come and bring Bounce, and then my life can go back
Bron flipped open the book and became
engrossed in it. She didn’t even realize an hour
had passed. Every now and then she would check her
flight on the monitor and go back to reading.
“Excuse me are you Bronwyn Cooper?”
“Yes I am?” she answered him suspiciously.
“We have another flight for you,
could you follow me?” he asked her.
Mc and Webster were standing down
the hall watching her. If Bron saw them she’d run
and they knew it.
Bron stood up, stretched, and picked
up her bag. She followed the man, staring at the
floor and not really paying attention.
“Hi Bron!” she heard and her head
snapped up. “Oh shit,” and she tried to barrel past
Mc with no luck. Mc caught her waist and then went
to grab her arms so she couldn’t hit him. “Hey Sparky,
did you enjoy your day out?” he snickered.
“Fuck you!” she growled at him.
Webster excused the man from the
security staff and thanked him for his help. Webster
turned to her, “Bron I’m surprised at you.”
“Shut up Mike!” Bron sneered at
“Bron, I’ve been looking for you
all day. It seems not only is Mc looking for you
but your boyfriend is missing you too. You could
have at least let me know you were coming to town.”
Mc was standing behind Bron and winked
Mike smiled at Bron, “Bron I’m very
sorry to say,” as he reached behind his back. Mc
pushed Bron’s arms forward to Mike. “You’re under
“Mike don’t you dare,” she warned
him and turned to Mc. “Please don’t let him do this
to me,” she whined. Mc flashed her grin, “It was
Complete rage overtook Bron, “Mike
you can’t do this. What the hell can you arrest me
for, sitting in an airport.”
Webster spoke as Mc wrestled with
her and Mike put the handcuffs on her. “Well no,
but considering the circumstances, you’re from out
of town and all,” he grinned at her. “You don’t have
any ID do you?” he asked her.
“ERR, Stop this, it isn’t funny anymore,”
Bron hissed. Mc laughed at her.
Mike smiled, “I think solicitation
should cover it.”
Bron’s scream echoed down the hallway.
Mc covered her mouth with his hand and she tried to
Mike fished a card out of his pocket
and giggled the whole time he read her rights. Bron
couldn’t believe that these two would stoop this low.
She was so furious she hauled off and tried to kick
“Bron do you want me to add to these
charges? Assaulting a police officer, really now,”
Mike warned her.
Mc finally had enough, “Settle down
“Here’s your paperwork. You need
to read it.” Mike held out the papers so she could
read them. Mc observed and waited for eyes to hit
that one line he had Mike add at the last minute.
Yep there it was, as Bron’s eyes rolled around in
her head. He saw the anger start to well up and tightened
“How dare you Mike” she spat at him.
“Hey, you have no ID Bron. I have
to release into somebody’s custody.” Mike smiled
Bron turned her eyes to Mc and narrowed
them; “I hate you for doing this.” Mc knew why too
and it was his fault.
“Let’s go guys, we have to make some
calls and make sure Bron gets to her custodian. Don’t
we,” Mike leered at her.
Mc stared at Bron intently, “You
will walk out of here calmly and quietly and not embarrass
Mike or I will knock the hell out of you when we get
in the car.” Mc watched the fear crawl across her
face. Good he thought. I promised Kevin I would
never hit you again, but you don’t know that, do you?
Bron dropped her head in temporary
defeat. I can’t believe this is happening to me.
Why won’t they just let me go home?
Bron shuffled between the two men
out of the airport. At the exit door was a squad
car and Bron panicked. She started to dig her heels
into the concrete. Mc grabbed the cuffs on her hands
and yanked them, “Don’t Bron.”
“Please Mc don’t,” and she started
Mc walked her past the car and to
a van. “I wouldn’t do that to you little girl,” he
whispered to her. Bron sighed with relief and got
in the van. She watched Mike get in the drivers seat
and Mc crawled into the seat next to hers.
“So Bron how ya been?” Mike asked.
“Wonderful, just freaking wonderful
Mike,” she said dryly.
“Where to Mc?” Webster asked from
into the rear view mirror.
“Allstate Arena. Bron needs to be
with her custodian,” Mc grinned.
“Gee thanks Mc,” Bron sighed.
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