Bron charged for the bathroom. She
quietly closed the door, “Hiding in here will not
save your ass Richardson,” she said loudly.
“What are you doing in here!” he
yelled as he pushed the shower door open, seriously
pissed at her. His mother was in the other room for
crying out loud.
Bron smiled at him as she sat on
the vanity, “She went down to Mary’s. She said she’d
be right back.”
“Oh,” came out of him as he closed
the shower door. “What time is it?” he asked her.
“Three,” Bron answered.
“We better eat here then. Why don’t
you order room service down at Carlos’s room and we
can boot them out,” he said to her. His mind was
racing, too much shit to cover and they aren’t leaving.
I am not happy, he groaned. He turned off the shower
and stepped out as she handed him his towels.
“What do you want?” she asked taking
in the wonderful sight of a naked Kevin.
“I guess I know what you want,” as
he dried himself off with one towel and then wrapped
the other around his waist. “Now what I want is some
privacy, you, and me,” as he came to stand next to
her at the vanity. He leaned over and gave her kiss
as her arms wrapped around his waist.
“Oh sorry!” came from the bathroom
door as it was opened. Kevin’s face turned red and
Bron was pissed. There stood Tim.
“Don’t you knock?” she said, annoyed
with the breach of etiquette.
Tim quickly shut the door and looked
at Jerald, “She’s in there!” quite shocked over what
he just saw.
Jerald started laughing at him as
the bathroom door opened and Bron walked out with
the biggest grin on her face. She couldn’t have planned
it better if she had tried. “Sorry Tim but you should’ve
knocked. We could have been having some real fun
in there.” Bron giggled as she strolled out the door
and passed Anne in the hallway.
Kevin heard what Bron said and came
flying out of the bathroom as his mother walked in.
He had a sheepish grin on his face and his cheeks
were red. Jerald was laughing and Tim was still shocked.
Anne observed Kevin dash to the bedroom in a towel
and looked at his brothers. Something was amusing
to Jerald, but not to Tim.
Kevin was getting dressed quickly
and then go chew Bron out for being a smartass in
front of his brothers. He came out and found his
mother and brothers in deep conversation. They wouldn’t
tell her, he groaned. “Wassup?” he asked.
“Not much, just talking,” Jerald
“Bout what?” Kevin frowned.
“Your wedding,” his mother grimaced
“Oh how are the plans going? We
don’t have a lot of time,” he asked.
“Good, but no thanks to you two,”
she answered him, annoyed with his behavior over the
whole thing. “Kevin we need to talk,” his mother
pleaded with him.
“Not now. I’m having dinner with
Bron and we have to discuss the house,” he said impassively.
Anne threw her arms up in the air,
“What is the matter with you? Where are your priorities?
I have never seen you so messed up before.”
Kevin smiled, “Keeping Bron happy
is my priority,” as walked over, kissed her cheek,
and then walked out the door.
Anne didn’t know whether to amused
or angry, “He is so much like your dad,” she laughed.
Tim and Jerald joined in laughing with her.
Fifteen minutes later a knock came
at the door and Anne answered it. The hallway was
filled with the boys, and the rest of Kevin’s friends.
Brian and Nick were front and center. Mary was leaning
on the back wall smiling at Anne.
“Yes,” Anne spoke.
“We we’re wondering if we could help
with the plans?” Nick asked slightly nervous.
Brian slapped him on the shoulder
and chuckled. “Aunt Anne, neither one of them are
going to bother to make this special, but we want
it to be, for them.”
“Thank you so much,” she smiled at
them. “Come on in. There’s work to be done.” The
room filled with people and Anne was thrilled this
would be much easier now. She explained what Bron
and Kevin had said.
“That’s boring,” A.J. stated.
“Hey let’s get a band,” Nick exclaimed.
“No,” came from Stevie.
Nick looked at him, “Why not?”
Stevie looked around the room. Shit
this is going to snowball and she is going to freak
out. This is not what she wants and Kevin wants what’s
best for her. It was time to level with everyone.
Anne didn’t even have the whole story yet, just parts
of it. The boys were dancing around the issues but
still wanted a nice party for them.
Stevie sighed as Jake walked in with
Carlos. “Kevin is rude,” Carlos informed Anne, who
laughed at him.
Stevie glanced to Jake, “They want
“No,” Jake replied furiously.
“Okay why not?” Jerald asked. “That’s
the second one to say no.”
“Look let’s get this straight it
can’t be a secret anymore. If it is, there will be
no wedding. If this gets back to Kevin, I will kill
whoever tells him.” Stevie was dead serious and not
pulling any punches. “Bron was been hurt badly.
She doesn’t like strangers they scare her to death.
So if you want a band then you use your own.”
Jake wasn’t sure if they had caught
the message or not. It wasn’t as straightforward
as he would have put it. “Just stick to what they
want guys, please. Keep it small and simple. She’s
already half out of her mind over the press getting
a hold of it as it is.”
Anne figured Jake would be the only
one to give her a straight up answer, but she didn’t
want to ask. “Mom, do what Jake says,” Jerald spoke
as he remembered what Kevin had told him.
“Jake, Bron is marrying my son.
I want to know what is going on. I’m tired of trying
to get everyone to tell me. Why is she so scared?”
She said in a huff.
Stevie’s anger flared up and he yelled
at the woman. “Dammit why wouldn’t she be! Her rapist
killed her husband and then he went after her. What
the hell is going to happen to these guys and Kevin
when the press gets a hold of that? Not to mention
she’s a little older and already has a kid,” as he
looked at Anne.
Anne stood there stunned by what
she had heard. No wonder Kevin wasn’t ready to tell
them this would be a shock to his entire family.
She dropped her head and thought and the guys waited
to see the reaction she would have at the announcement
and about Kevin leaving her in the dark about it.
She picked her head up and looked at Stevie, who now
stood by Jake, “So Bron is just afraid of hurting
Kevin and the boys career and that she’ll ruin them.
It’s not about her it’s about them.”
“Exactly,” Stevie answered with a
sorrow filled face. He didn’t mean to blow up at
her; he just didn’t want to see Bron tormented any
Anne smiled at the boys. Stevie’s
statement was fully loaded and would take some time
to digest. The boys already knew she could tell by
their faces. “Well Nick, I guess you have to use
your band or maybe you could be the D.J.,” she smiled.
“Cool,” Nick yelled and everyone
laughed as the tension was broke. Anne was stunned
but still standing after being hit with the information.
Anne looked at Jake and Stevie and
called them over with her finger to be with her, Jerald,
and Tim. “If she loves my son that much to put everything
else before herself they deserve something special.
But you will have to control this bunch,” as she pointed
to the boys.
“We will,” they grinned.
Mary walked over, “Thank you for
letting them help Anne,”
“We need it,” she spoke and walked
over to the boys. “Okay listen up. Everyone is going
to have a job and you keep it simple. If you even
think it might be wrong ask Stevie or Jake.” After
Anne made her announcement she began delegating duties.
“Hey, what’s Bron going to wear?”
Anne and Mary looked at each other,
“Ooops,” Mary said. “Hey we have only been at this
since this morning,” Anne defended them both.
Nick got excited and tore out of
the room. When he returned he had a copy of Modern
Bride and the room burst into laughter. “What? I
wanted to buy them something nice. Besides someone
left it at the radio station.” Nick watched them
laugh even louder. “Fine laugh all you want, but
I want to show you something.” He settled himself
on the couch and Jake was standing behind him. Jake
watched him flip the pages and quickly flipped to
the folded page. “Whoops, wrong page,” he grinned.
Jake reached down and flipped it back. He put his
hand on the top of Nick’s head and bent it back.
“I hope you weren’t thinking about my baby sister
that way,” he spoke as he raised his eyebrows and
Nick blushed and grinned. Jake’s
hand was still on the top of his head, “If she’s your
baby sister how come you are so much darker than her?”
Nick snickered as Jake shoved his head forward and
his head bounced of the magazine. “I will leave you
in a crowd of teenies, Little Man,” Jake laughed.
“What is it?” A.J. asked.
“Lingerie,” Jake chuckled.
The room laughed as Nick face turned
red. “Shut up! This is what I wanted to show you,”
as he tore a page from the book and passed it around.
The page went around the room and
everyone agreed it was perfect. Anne looked at, “But
how? There isn’t enough time and Kevin is insistent
that this happens in Vegas.”
Howie grinned, “Watch this,” as he
grabbed Kevin’s cell phone. They watched Howie make
one call and get all the way to the top in record
time. Once Howie was speaking to the right person
he winked at the room. “She doesn’t want white, make
it cream,” Anne smiled. “Size uh, oh, hang on a minute.”
Howie turned to Mary and she grabbed the phone and
spoke to the person on the other end from a quiet
corner in the room. When she was done she handed
it back to Howie.
Anne scribbled the when, where, and
other necessary information down on pad for him.
Howie took it from there. “Okay you’re all set,”
he spoke into the phone. “Oh wait a minute you need
my credit card,” he said into the phone. “Oh okay,
goodbye,” was the next thing he heard as he hung up.
“D you didn’t give her your card.
You screwed up,” A.J. groaned.
“No charge. She’s a fan,” Howie
“Howie don’t take advantage of people
over this,” Anne warned him.
“I won’t. Kevin’s getting the bill,”
“Okay let’s get this done,” Brian
announced as everyone left to work on their assignments.
Stevie needed to go check on Bounce, who was sleeping.
Jake, Carlos, Mary, and Kevin’s family were left.
A.J. sat on the couch lost in thought.
“What are you thinking about Alex?” Mary asked.
“Ya know they have never been out
in public except when we went out in Chicago. Not
even on a date,” he mused aloud.
“You’re kidding,” Jerald said.
“Nope,” Jake added.
Anne smiled, “You’re off tomorrow
right Alex?” He nodded a yes to her. “Are we staying
here for the shows in Sacramento?” “Yes,” Carlos
“Tomorrow they are going on a date,”
Anne announced. “That is if you boys are up to it?”
she asked as she turned to Jake and Carlos.
“Yeah sure, but what?” Carlos asked.
Jake grinned, “Shopping is her favorite
thing to do.”
“Movie,” Tim added.
“Dinner,” Jerald joined in.
“She’ll be so burned out she won’t
be able to think,” Mary laughed. “Well let’s go Alex,”
Mary said. “Yes dear,” A.J. answered her as he rolled
his eyes at her.
Jerald looked at Tim and grinned
as they walked out he door, “Next!” They both laughed.
“Really boys,” Anne giggled.
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