As Kevin walked back in the suite
and shut the door, Mc began speaking to him.
“Are you nuts, giving her your credit
card. Do you know what Bron’s like?” Mc was shocked.
“I have too. I cancelled all of
hers,” he replied.
They both laughed at each other as
Mc slapped Kevin’s back, “You take no prisoners do
you Kev?” he chuckled.
“Nope,” Kevin answered light heartedly.
Kevin watched Mc take on a serious
attitude. “I need to talk to you. I need to ask
you something,” Mc informed him.
Kevin walked to the desk and opened
his brief case as he sat down, “Okay, this sounds
like you’re upset. So what is it?”
“Where are you going with this relationship
with Spark once I catch him?” Mc asked him.
Kevin studied him. He was debating
whether it was really any of Mc’s business. I guess
it is, he started this whole thing by entrusting me
“Well!” Mc exclaimed getting impatient
at not hearing an answer.
Kevin leaned forward on the desk
and placed his hands on it. “Normally I would tell
you it’s none of your business. I am a very private
person and my life is in the rags too much already.
But considering you are more like a father to her…”
Kevin watched to see if his words hit home with Mc.
Mc raised his eyebrows in surprise and then Kevin
continued. “I have decided that we’re going to get
Mc laughed aloud. Talk about arrogance
and an ego. Nothing like asking her first, he thought.
Father, boy did you hit the nail on the head.
“Is that funny to you?” Kevin asked,
“No not at all. I’m sorry. I would
want nothing less for her, you know that, but you
need to get her to say yes. I think the father statement
was amusing,” Mc grinned.
“Oh,” Kevin grinned.
Mc figured that it was time to come
clean. If Kevin were serious about this, they would
be together quite often. “Look I told you I never
slept with her but it wasn’t because I worshiped her,”
he said quietly.
“I know,” Kevin responded.
“You know what?” Mc jumped on the
Kevin surveyed Mc, “That you can’t.”
Mc’s temper flared quickly, “If Mary…”
Kevin interrupted, “Mary didn’t,
I figured it out myself, okay.” Kevin figured one
little lie wouldn’t hurt. This was tough on any man.
“I won’t ask why, but you should at least tell her.
You hurt her deeply and taught her how to play all
of these wonderful games.”
Mc shook his head adamantly, “I can’t
do that Kevin. If I do she would on the phone with
talking to Doctors trying to fix things.”
Kevin smiled, “Yeah she would.”
“Did you ask her yet?” Mc inquired.
Kevin sighed, “No, I’m waiting to
tie up this Lenny business and few other things.
She needs to get comfortable. This is really fast
for both of us, but I am damn sure this is what I
want. Nobody can say a word about the money, she
has as much as I do.”
“You’re going to get a whole lot
of flack, if this is what you want.”
“I know, but it’s my job and I will
handle it. The fellas will support me and so will
my family,” Kevin reassured him.
“Well Lenny is taken care of, that
is why I wanted to see you this morning. Webster
caught him trying to sneak up here in the middle of
the night.” Mc sat and waited for Kevin’s response,
which didn’t come. Kevin sat there with a blank look
on his face.
“Did you hear me?” Mc prompted.
“Yes, sorry,” as he shook his head.
“But we can’t hold him for anything,”
Mc said nervously.
Kevin jumped up from the chair and
slammed both of his hands down on the desk. “What
the hell do you mean!” Kevin screamed at him.
Mc wasn’t surprised by the reaction
he had expected it. Kevin had a volatile temper and
where Bron was concerned it was easily set off. “Calm
down, will you,” Mc sighed.
“Calm down! Look at what the hell
he has done to her!” Kevin screamed even louder.
“Kevin, there’s little evidence,”
Mc said lowering his head slightly.
Kevin was exploding. “The notes,”
Kevin shot back.
“That’s it,” Mc nodded, “Nothing
Kevin looked at Mc silently and intently.
They both were thinking the same thing, what about
Mc answered his unanswered question,
“She didn’t even tell me let alone anyone else.”
A growl came out of Kevin that took
Mc by surprise as he watched Kevin slam his fists
into the desk. “What about C.W?” Kevin asked, grasping
at anything that would put that animal behind bars
and away from his Bron.
Mc looked at him, “Maybe, but I doubt
Kevin stood there leaning on the
desk with his hands firmly spread apart on the desktop.
Mc watched him struggle; he knew this would be hard
on him. He also knew that he would never doubt Kevin’s
feeling for Bron again if he stayed with her. Kevin
was in for a heap of trouble from everyone for choosing
Bron as his mate.
Kevin picked his head up, “This
isn’t right. It’s not fair that he doesn’t have to
pay. How can she deal with this knowing he’s out
Mc looked at him, “I know that but
I have an idea.”
“What?” Kevin quickly asked.
Mc wasn’t sure if Kevin was going
to go for this or not. He wasn’t even sure if he
should even suggest it. “What if she confronted him
like you made her confront what he did to her.” Mc
watched the alarm in Kevin’s face and knew he needed
to explain. “Kevin you and Mary have spent too much
time with each other and on the phone with her professional
friends. These little meeting that you have had with
all of us and the telephone calls.” Mc paused. “Bron
is much happier now and she is dealing with it. Hell,
even her temper has improved and I didn’t think that
was even possible.”
Kevin sat back down in the chair
and rocked back looking at the ceiling.
Mc waited patiently and then began
to speak. “That’s why I wanted to know where this
relationship was going. If you’re not going to be
there for her, I don’t want to do this. You are the
first and the only one she has opened up too. I know
it started in Pittsburgh and I won’t ask how, but
you have to trust me.”
“Fine, but not tonight,” Kevin sighed
and closed his eyes.
“Webster can’t hold him past tomorrow,”
Mc reminded him.
“Alright, tomorrow morning before
we leave. Eight o’clock. I’m taking her dancing
tonight. I don’t want this screwed up.” Kevin said
to the ceiling.
“Ok fine, Eight o’clock.” Mc repeated.
They turned as they heard a knock
at the door. It was Brian. “Hey Cuz. What’s up
Mc?” Brian said as he dropped a large cardboard cylinder
on the desk.
“Thanks for hiding these Bri,” Kevin
replied as Brian strolled to the door. “No problem,
bring’em back when you’re done.”
Kevin opened the carton and unrolled
Mc got slightly excited. “What’s
“Our house,” he smiled.
Mc shook his head, “Pretty confident
“Well I already had the plans and
everything. It’s actually underway already. It has
almost been gutted and they want to start soon, but
I need to do some revisions.” Kevin spoke intently
while looking at the plans.
Mc looked at him, “Okay, so you figured
out what she does when you signed the papers. If
you tell her, we’re both dead. What revisions?”
“The kitchen,” he answered with a
sly grin. “Trust me, I will keep that till the last
possible minute. If she had any idea what I have
done, she would beat me to death,” Kevin chuckled.
“Oh you are a smooth one Richardson.
Can I look?” Mc asked.
“Sure,” Kevin replied.
A small argument began between the
two of them. Mc explained to Kevin that he thought
it was too big for Bron to take care of by herself.
Kevin insisted that it was fine and they would have
help taking care of it. Mc reminded Kevin that Bron
didn’t like strangers to begin with let alone in her
home. Kevin groaned as he thought about it, Mc was
right. They scaled the plan down together. Mc looked
at the master bath and promptly informed him that
the queen of sulk needed a bigger tub. Kevin agreed
right away. Finally, after pouring over the plans
they made more adjustments and notes. Somehow in
the whole re-planning process Kevin lost his studio,
office, and rec. room. Maybe later he thought they
could do some additions.
Mc looked at Kevin, “One more suggestion
if I may?” Kevin nodded a yes. “Let her look at
the kitchen first,” Mc informed him.
“That would ruin it,” Kevin groaned.
“No it wouldn’t, just tell her it’s
your house. The plans are dated a couple of months
ago. You know as well as I do that the obvious is
never obvious to Bron. She’d be clueless,” Mc chortled.
“Thank you, I think I will,” as a
warm smile crossed Kevin’s face.
“I’m out of here, finish your day
and I’ll see you in the morning.” Mc said.
Kevin immediately picked up the phone
and made his call. He needed a new set of plans by
tonight, slightly smaller and some changes. He informed
that under no circumstances were they to change the
date on the plans. As he hung up the phone Howie
“I thought you went back to bed?”
“Can’t sleep alone,” Howie grumbled.
“D you only met Gillian seven days
ago,” Kevin smirked.
Howie looked at him, of all the nerve
he thought. “Oh and you met Bron when?” he said dryly.
Kevin laughed, busted he thought,
“Sorry. Want to go out tonight after the show?”
“Yeah, who else is going?” Howie
Kevin glanced at him, “I want everyone
to go, but I’m running out of time.”
Howie grinned, “Consider it done.
I’ll get everyone together.”
Kevin felt relieved, “Thanks, because
I am burned out. Can you drop these off to Brian
“I’m not surprised and yes I can,”
Howie answered as he left.
Kevin walked over to the couch and
dropped on it, he was out cold in a matter of minutes.
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