Stevie stared in disbelief holding ice to his eye.
"Why the hell did you do that?"
Bron's whole body was shaking with rage, “You aren't
suppose to leave me alone."
"Jesus Bron! Carlos and Kevin were outside the whole
time," he whined as he held the ice over his eye.
"Yeah, I know!" she stormed to her bed. “Wake me
at six. The girls and I are having breakfast at seven."
"Bounce will be up at five and you know it," he retorted.
"What time is it now Stevie?" she asked exasperated.
Bron heard him say four. "Shit, an hour of sleep,"
she spoke loudly.
The bed started to shake and move. Bron's head was
screaming. "Bounce stop please." she begged.
"Come on mom, let's go."
Bounce continued jumping up and down
on the bed. "No, the sun isn't up yet," Bron mumbled.
"The sun is never up when I get up
mom," Bounce answered her as she continued to jump
up and down.
"I know Bounce, I know," getting
sicker by the minute.
"Stevie help me please, what time is it?" Bron implored.
"It's 5:30. Bounce go watch cartoons and leave your
mother alone.” Stevie issued his orders. Bounce
went and did as she was told.
Bron then heard a ton of laughing in the hallway and
a knock on the door. "Stevie please see what moron
is knocking on my door this early?" Bron demanded.
Stevie walked over to the door and threw it open.
Bron still laid in bed with a pillow over her face.
"Morning!" they yelled.
"Oh Lord!" she pulled the blankets over her head.
It was the same motley crew from last night.
"Don't you people ever sleep?" came from under the
"Nope!” A.J. cheerfully answered still holding Mary's
From the other side of the room Bron heard, "Hey Mom!"
"Why are the Backstreet Boys in our room?" she asked
with much delight.
Bron did not dare come out. This was just to weird
for her. "Bounce who do you see?” Bron asked her
hoping he wasn't there.
"A.J., Howie," Bounce let out a long sigh, "and Nick
Mary giggled, "Gee, I guess we know who her favorite
From under the covers came, "When are you guys leaving
for Pittsburgh?" She heard Howie say "In a half-hour."
"Oh good my life will go back to normal soon," Bron
said from her hiding spot.
She heard Mary say, "And since when has your life
Kevin figured he could get some sleep, but he heard
a knock on the door. "Go Away!" he told them.
"Come on Kev, it's me, get up." Kevin pulled himself
out of bed, and went and opened the door. Leaning
on the door frame he waited for an explanation for
interrupting his slumber.
"Got a problem Cuz, we aren't pulling out on time!"
Brian informed him.
That woke him up, "Why?"
"Snow," Brian replied "Haven't you looked out the
window? The whole town is closed down."
"Man, how long Bri?" Kevin whined.
Brian wrinkled up his nose, "Just a couple of hours,
then we have to haul ass, it's going to be close.
It’s a good thing the trucks left last night."
Brian surveyed the empty hall that would normally
be buzzing by now. "Kev do you know where the guys
are, nobody's around?"
Kevin yawned, "Yeah, they’ll be back soon, they think
we have to leave."
"Where did you go last night Bri?" eyeing his cousin.
Little chat with the other half again most likely
"I was on the phone talking to my lady," he answered.
"You’re one sick puppy B-rok." Kevin told him as
he shut the door in face and went to lie down.
Bron came out from under the covers, "Well Gentlemen
I must say you gave me the best damn time and Thank
"We had a good time too!" exclaimed Nick devouring
Amy with his eyes. "I just wish we had more time..."
Amy blushed and giggled as he stared at her.
A.J. looked at Mary "Yeah, It was fun."
A.J. asked "Howie did you have a good time?" winking
Mary turned, Howie was too busy kissing
Gillian to answer. Mary looked at A.J. "I think he
Everyone hugged and promised to stay in touch. Numbers
and e mails addys were exchanged.
"Hey Bron, are you going to put up another chapter?"
Nick looked at her sheepishly.
Bron sized him up and in her best Austin Powers voice,
"Oh Yeah Baby!"
Peels of laughter went up in the air.
Bron winked at Nick, "You already have my e mail don't
you Little Man?"
Nick smiled "Yes I do and so does Kev," he snickered.
"Please don't go there Nick," Bron scolded him.
"We gotta go guys, we'll see you around," Howie announced.
"Hey Nick, do you wanna be my proof reader? You get
an advance copy," Bron asked grinning wickedly.
She received an Austin Powers reply "Oh Yeah baby!"
as they walked out the door.
The fellas reached their floor and went to their rooms.
The three men rushed around trying desperately to
meet the deadline; so much for Backstreet Time.
Nick finally finished and they all stood in the hallway.
Two people were missing Kevin and Brian.
A.J., Howie, and Nick looked at each other. "Sleeping,"
"You go wake him up," Howie told
"No way, I did it last time, I'm not doing it." A.J.
Howie frowned, "You have to."
They both looked at Nick. Sucker written all over
"Aw, shit, Okay.," Nick squeaked.
Nick walked to Kevin's door, knocked softly, shrugged
and walked away.
"Nick," A.J. whined.
Nick slumped his shoulders and went back. Knocking
hard, as he tried the knob, he muttered, "Damn it's
Open.” He pushed the door open but stayed in the
hall. "Kev time to get up!" he screamed at the top
of his lungs. A.J. and Howie began backing down the
hallway. Nick yelled "Oh, shit!" and turned to run.
Kevin stopped at the door and glanced down the hall.
"We're not leaving yet,” he barked at them. Amusing
little shits most of the time, but not this time,
"What do you mean we're not leaving?” Nick shouted.
Kevin was really getting annoyed, "We have to wait
for them to clear the roads."
Nick's eyes brightened and he yelled, "Excellent!"
as he ran to the elevator.
Kevin watched Howie and A.J. exchange
glances and start running towards Nick shouting, "Hey,
wait for us!"
Kevin shook his head, "Idiots," as slammed his door
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