Bron knew while walking all the way
to the elevator that Kevin was angry. Once out of
sight, he would explode. She prayed the elevator
would have people in it. They walked into the elevator,
no such luck, and the doors slammed shut. Kevin turned
to her and yelled, “What the hell was that all about?”
Bron shook at first due to the amount
of anger that came out of him. “I don’t understand
why you are so upset,” she looked at him half scared
and half angry herself.
Kevin backed her against the wall
in the elevator. “I told you that you were staying
with me. I told you that I loved you and you said
you loved me,” he hissed at her.
“Kevin I do love you, but what was
I suppose to say. What am I suppose to do, blindly
follow you around on this tour while your mother watches
my kid. That’s assine!” she shouted at him as her
“Bronwyn No!” Kevin shouted.
“No Kevin, it’s time for me to go
home. It’s obvious that your family doesn’t approve.”
She yelled at him.
“Approve of what?” he bellowed at
her as the elevator reached the floor and the doors
Bron bolted out of it. She was so
angry right now. “Me!” she shouted without turning
around and headed for Stevie’s room.
Bron reached Stevie’s door and she
heard Kevin’s voice from behind her. “That’s not
true, you didn’t even give them a chance.”
Bron whirled around to face him,
“Oh that’s right, my daughter has an attitude and
a discipline problem,” she growled at him. Bron opened
the door and let herself in Stevie’s room. Kevin
didn’t dare follow her. He was so mad he wanted to
strangle her. She knew those comments weren’t meant
to hurt her. He waited outside until she came out,
pacing back and forth.
Bron walked out and he started again,
as he followed her, “They didn’t mean it like that,”
he spoke to her.
Bron reached the door to Carlos’s
room and opened it. “Well somebody doesn’t approve
or I’d be in your bed tonight!” she yelled at him.
Bron stood inside the suite just behind the door.
She saw Jake and Carlos watching everything that was
going on. But she was ignoring them, she was too
upset right now. She narrowed her eyes at Kevin,
“Why don’t you be a man?” she screamed as she slammed
the door in his face.
Bron stood on the other side of the
door a few feet away. A fist slammed into the suite
door. “Get out here!” he shouted through the door.
“Kiss my ass Kevin!” she screamed
back at him.
Jake looked at Carlos, got up, and
went to the door. Upon opening it he found Kevin
in such a rage he almost stepped back.
“Stop it,” Jake spoke softly.
“Stop it! Stop it!” Kevin repeated
as he tried to brush past Jake to get to Bron. “Excuse
me,” Kevin glared at him. So help me God if one more
person interferes between us I will not be responsible
for my actions, he screamed in his head.
“No I won’t,” Jake replied, refusing
“You work for me,” Kevin barked at
“And she is my family,” Jake warned
him as he stepped closer to Kevin. There is no way
in hell he is getting near her when he is this angry.
Carlos got up and grabbed Kevin by
the arm, “Come on Kev, let’s take a little walk.”
It took everything Carlos had to shove Kevin back
out the door.
“Get your damn hands off me,” Kevin
roared at him.
“Shut up and walk,” Carlos growled
back as he led Kevin back down to the other suite.
Once in his own suite, Kevin let
his emotions and thoughts fly. He was screaming as
loud as he could. Carlos was sure if there was anyone
on the floor that wouldn’t be missing this rant.
Of course, most of them were used to Kevin’s little
temper fits by now.
“I don’t get it Carlos. I swear
to God that woman is so bull headed. Ya know sometimes
I just wish she were a man for five minutes. ERR!!!
How many times have I told her I loved her? I told
her she is staying with me. Dammit!” He yelled.
Stevie heard the commotion and decided
to check it out since if it kept up it would wake
Bounce. Carlos and Stevie stood there watching Kevin
rant and rave. They were both trying their best not
to laugh at him.
“It’s not that God damn funny!”
Kevin shouted at them.
“What did you expect? You’re with
her twenty-four and seven for the last three weeks.
Your family shows up and you don’t want to even go
near her.” Stevie said with an amused grin.
“It’s not that I don’t want to be
near her. I can’t be near her,” Kevin frowned as
“Oh why not?” Carlos asked.
“Because if I go near her I lose
control. Besides she told my mom she’s going home,”
Carlos laughed, Kevin always had
to be in control of everything and everyone. However,
since Bronwyn was the same way this was a real problem
for both of them.
Stevie stood there shaking his head,
“I don’t believe this shit.”
“Believe what?” as Kevin leaned back
against the countertop in the kitchen and crossed
his legs. His temper had slowed down to just above
“You’re mad at Bron because she told
your mom she’s going home,” Stevie replied with a
“Yes I’m mad at her. She knows she
not going home,” Kevin spat out.
Stevie pushed Kevin’s buttons even
more, “Why isn’t she going home Kevin?”
“Because we’re going to get married
and then she can go home, to our home,” He huffed
Carlos and Stevie had to hide their
pleasure. “Oh I see. I did hear some thing about
marriage. Mc said you mentioned in Chicago and Jake
and Carlos said you told Mary and the guys. Who else
did you tell?” Stevie inquired.
“My brother Jerald. So What?” Kevin
was fed up with the conversation. Everyone knew what
his intentions were since Chicago.
“Mmmm, did you happen to tell or
should I say ask Bron? She should know where she
fits into this besides your bed warmer,” Stevie smirked
and Carlos followed suit.
Kevin just groaned he hadn’t forgotten,
the right time to ask her hadn’t come up yet. He
was working on it. He wanted to do it right.
“Forgot something didn’t you Mr.
Pop star.” Kevin’s head shot up, “Don’t call me that.
I don’t like it!” Kevin yelled at him.
“Yeah I know. Mc told me that,”
Stevie laughed even harder at Kevin.
Kevin kicked the stool in front of
him out of frustration. “I didn’t forget. I just
haven’t asked her yet. I was afraid she would say
“I’m sure she will now,” Stevie frowned
Kevin grinned slightly he still had
Mc on his side, “She can’t. Mc won’t stand for it.”
“Oh yes she can and then she’ll call
Mc and tell him what happened. The shit will hit
the fan and you’re going to pay the price for it,
just like I did.” Stevie warned him.
Kevin thought about it, “Nope, Mc
won’t interfere. He wants me to have her.”
Stevie shook his head, you arrogant
self centered prick he thought. “Yeah, he is all
for it, but you hurt her. He warned you in Pittsburgh
not to. I was there remember.”
Carlos watched Kevin go into distress.
“Oh shit!” Kevin exclaimed, “I have to call him and
“You better do something fast. She
can’t leave, but he will take her from you.” Stevie
Kevin’s temper went to boil. I am
sick of this shit; if everyone would just leave us
the fuck alone we would be fine. Dammit he would
take her from me. She’s so mad she would go too.
He heard Carlos say, such a stubborn man still after
all this time. Think, what do I do, Kevin’s thoughts
were flipping through his head. Kevin eyes followed
Stevie to the phone. The receiver was promptly handed
to him. “Start explaining,” Stevie told him.
“Hello,” Kevin spoke into the phone
with a solemn voice.
“Hello Mr. Pop Star. I hear you
got yourself in some deep shit,” came out of the phone.
“I don’t know what to do?” Kevin
whined to back to him, ignoring the smart remark.
“Don’t bother asking her right now.
Jake is trying to peel her off the ceiling. I’ve
already talked to her and she begged me to let her
come home. Maybe I made a mistake with you. I thought
you could take care of my little girl.” Mc said quietly
“Oh,” Kevin spoke. Carlos watched
Kevin’s face fill with anguish. Well I guess he does
love her as much as I thought he did.
“I told her no to ease your mind
a little,” Mc told him.
“Thanks,” Kevin said.
“I won’t next time,” Mc said flatly
into the phone.
“Understood, I don’t know what to
do,” Kevin groaned in frustration.
“Well you made her feel ashamed at
dinner,” Mc spoke.
“I did not!” Kevin yelled into the
Carlos and Stevie really wanted to
know what was being said on the other end of that
phone. Whatever Mc was saying to Kevin was certainly
getting a rise out of him.
“Not directly, but it could have
been handled differently. How was she supposed to
answer that question. Gee I’m sorry Anne, but your
son has been holding me prisoner for the last few
weeks, and Mc and everyone around you have been letting
him do it.”
Kevin knew Mc was right, what the
hell was Bron going to say to that. It was time to
move on to something else, “I just don’t know how
to ask her and get the answer I want. I don’t want
the no and the zillion excuses she is going to give
me of why she can’t.”
Mc understood, Bron had her difficult
moments. Even if something was perfect for her, if
someone pushed her she would pull away from it. They
seemed to be sailing along until the surprise had
arrived of Kevin’s family. Okay Kevin needs some
prompting to help him out.
Kevin began to stare at the phone
intently Mc wasn’t saying a word. Then he heard him
but couldn’t believe what he said, “Come again,” Kevin
“I said when is Bronwyn the most
agreeable?” Mc repeated with amusement.
Kevin chuckled into the phone. He
wasn’t going to answer that, that is between her and
“I thought so,” came out of the phone
with a giggle.
“So,” Kevin laughed.
“So why don’t you combine that with
Bron’s favorite trick and I’m sure you’ll get the
answer you want.” Mc was out right laughing now.
“She’ll kill me!” Kevin shouted
at the phone.
Stevie rolled his eyes at Carlos,
“Talk about dramatic.” Carlos snickered at him.
“No she’ll be mad but you’ll have
a lifetime to make it up to her. You have to understand
Bron never goes back on her word. A deal is a deal
with her,” Mc giggled.
“I can’t do that now my family is
here,” as Kevin tried to reason with Mc and look for
support at the same time.
“I think you have to, she thinks
you are ashamed of her,” Mc told him.
“I’m not,” Kevin replied quickly.
“I know that, she doesn’t,” Mc reminded
Kevin shook his head, how can I pull
this off. Everyone has their nose up my ass. I can’t
even breathe. “I’ll be in touch,” as he hung up the
Kevin walked to the door and opened
it, “Goodnight,” he announced. Kevin didn’t wait
for them to leave he needed to think. He walked into
the bedroom and changed clothes, grabbing a pillow
When he came back out, they were
gone, but his mother and brothers were back. “Kevin
did I say something to you at dinner to upset you?”
his mom asked him.
“No mom you didn’t,” he answered
half lost in his own thoughts as he made himself comfortable
on the couch. Anne walked to her youngest and tucked
the blanket under him. She bent down and kissed his
cheek, “Okay, good night dear.”
“Night mom,” he sighed.
As soon as Anne shut the bedroom
door, Tim and Jerald started laughing quietly.
“Something funny?” Kevin asked them
as he rolled away from them.
“No,” Jerald smirked as he headed
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