Stevie came back to Mary's room, he'd baby-sat Bounce
this morning for Bron. He figured it was Bron’s last
hurrah and then they could go home.
Amy was babbling and running around. Stevie looked
at her, "What's up with you?"
"We're going to Pittsburgh for two
days," she told him.
Gillian was bubbling over, "The boys
made the arrangements for us."
Stevie looked at Bron sitting on the couch covered
with Orange Juice, "What the hell happened to you?"
Mary glanced over her shoulder, "Just
a Train wreck." The girls burst out laughing and
so did Bron she couldn't help it.
"Come on I will explain on the way, I need a shower."
Bron grabbed his arm, Bounce's hand, and they left.
Once out of the shower she started to explain the
Pittsburgh travel plans.
"No way, you are not going. I can't let you, he'll
kill me!” Stevie railed at her.
"Don't tell him then," Bron simply
"What do you mean don't tell him?" stunned at what
she just said to him.
Bron repeated, "Don't tell him."
"Jesus are you insane. I can't protect you there.
I've never been there."
Bron chuckled as she looked him straight in the eye,
"I'll blend in."
"Yeah right, you’re going to blend
in hanging with the Backstreet Boys," he said dryly.
Bounce came twirling in the room, "Stevie I get to
go see the Boys again, I'm so excited," she gushed.
Stevie looked at Bounce, he hadn't seen her that happy
in months. "Fine, but if he finds out that I let
you go, we are both in serious trouble and you will
be the one to deal with the consequences," speaking
in a lowered voice to Bron.
It was a long ride to Pittsburgh on the boy's
bus. They had all decided to ride together in one
bus, instead of on their own buses. Their relatives
had flown home for a while to take a break from the
tour. Nick was rampaging around and kept asking are
we there yet. Howie and A.J. decided to grab some
sleep in the bunks. Kevin sat staring out the window
in the back lounge area. Finally Kevin yelled at
Nick to settle down, which he promptly did. Next
time the little shit is going to ride on his bus not
mine, he said to himself.
Howie awoke with Kevin shouting at Nick. "God don't
they ever stop," he groaned. Crawling out of the
bunk he went up front and sat on the couch.
Howie directed his question to Kevin, "Ok, that's
it, spit it out, what's up with you?"
"Nothing," Kevin continued to stare out the window.
Poking Kevin in the ribs, "Bull, I see it in your
face, come on tell me Kev," Howie pleaded. If Kevin’s
mood didn’t turn around the entire weekend was going
to be trashed.
"She's is getting to me. I can't stand it and I can't
Howie's eyebrows did a Grouch Marx routine. A.J.
tumbled in from the bunks, "Hey dudes!"
Howie motioned him to sit down.
"I warned her, she just keeps coming on," never taking
his eyes away from the landscape.
"Yeah, well she's just got a thing for ya," A.J. smirked.
"This never bothered you before. How come it does
now?" Howie asked him.
"Because she sees inside of me that's why," Kevin
sighed. "I snuck in her room last night and kissed
her. I figured she wouldn't write anymore if she
had a taste, Dammit," as he shook his head. “This
morning she was right back at it.”
Brian walked in and heard the confession and his jaw
dropped along with everyone else's, "Whose room did
you sneak into?" he exclaimed.
"A really cute fic writer," Nick grinned. All eyes
turned on Nick. "What? He did it not me," he exclaimed.
Nick sat back listening, he knew what was bugging
Kevin, but Kevin needed to figure it out himself.
A.J. shook his head "She has a lot of baggage Kev....
I don't know."
"What did you find out?" Kevin asked him.
"She is a widow, before she got married she was with
a guy, this guy has some enemies." A.J. halted judging
Kevin's reaction. "Her husband was shot in a drive
by shooting supposedly by this guys rivals when he
came out of work."
"Whoa Kev! This is not something you want to get
into Kevin. Not even a one night stand." Brian said.
"He must be the one that signs Stevie's paycheck,"
"Hey Kev," Nick looked upset, "We invited the ladies
to spend a couple days with us. Is that gonna be
a problem for you?"
"No, I figured that out Nick when you told Amy you
would see her later." Kevin turned back to the window
thinking you did me a big favor bro; Mz. Bronwyn and
I are going to have a little chat again.
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