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Sunday, December 7, 2003 12:45AM
SUBJECT: I'm fine
I just wanted to
let you know that I'm fine. I know you stopped by the apartment
to see me, but I just want to be left alone. I appreciate your
concern and I hope you understand. It has nothing to do with
you; I just don't want to see anyone right now.
Kevin logged off
of his computer after he went through his emails. Kevin was
relieved after hearing from Sheridan. He had tried calling her
a couple of times later that evening, after he stopped by the
apartment. Noticing the time, he flopped on his bed, slowly
he crawled under the covers and conked out for the night.
A few hours later,
back on the East Coast, Angelina woke up and couldn't get back
to sleep. Her head was pounding and required Advil. Slowly pulling
off the covers, she squinted her eyes in order to read the clock,
which read 6:48 AM. 'Oh great' she mumbled as she dragged her
body to the bathroom.
Angelina was wide
awake and hungry. After grabbing a bottle of water, she popped
two slices of bread into the toaster. As she waited for her
coffee to brew, she sat on the stool with her head in her hands,
wondering what their plans were for the day. After last night's
fiasco, she didn't know what kind of mood Nick would be in.
She looked outside the window and could tell it was going to
be a beautiful, clear day.
As the toast popped
and the coffee dinged, Angelina felt her shoulders engulfed
in a hug. "AHHH!" she yelled jumping off of the stool,
"Nick, I've told you before, do not scare me. I hate surprises."
as Nick laughed at her. Suddenly, Nick held his head in both
hands as he sat in the stool vacated by Angel, "Ouch! Bad
idea. No yelling and no laughing."
Walking over to Nick,
Angelina handed him some Advil and water. "Here. Don't
say I never gave you anything."
Nick smirked as a
thought entered his mind but he kept his tongue in check. One
more smartass comment from him would keep him in the doghouse
Angel went about
getting her toast buttered and coffee fixed the way she liked
Nick interrupted her thoughts, "Thanks Angel for coming
with me this weekend especially for last night. It means a lot
to me." The seriousness in Nick's voice and the way he
stared at her as he spoke made butterfly's flutter in Angelina's
she genuinely answered him back.
"How about you
and I go out on my boat today?" Nick asked as he reached
across the counter and took her hand.
Looking into his
eyes, Angel replied, "I'd love to."
"Great! Oh shit."
"Would you mind
having the twins over for dinner tonight? I almost forgot; it's
their birthday today."
Shaking her head,
Angelina replied, "Not at all."
Bending down to give
her a kiss, Nick whispered, "Thank you."
After the couple
ate their breakfast and dressed, they packed up a lunch and
snacks for the day. Grabbing her book and laptop, Angelina tossed
them into her bag and headed down to where Nick's boat was docked.
the time, 8:30AM as she applied sunscreen to her body. Knowing
Nick, he hadn't put any on yet. "Hey Nick," she called
"Do you need
any sun block?"
Noticing he was a
little pink from being out with Aaron the day before, Nick replied,
"Yeah, if you got it."
As Angelina applied
the sunscreen, Nick was explaining how to drive his boat. Once
she finished, Nick put Angel in front of him so she could drive.
She loved the scenery and how beautiful the ocean's waves were
as they were cruising along. Turning her head back towards him,
she said, "You know where that sea grass shit is, right?"
Groaning, Nick tickled
Angel, "Very funny."
Grinning, she replied,
Meanwhile, back in
Los Angeles, Sheridan slept in until noon. Looking at her clock,
she was stunned. "Dammit, I'll never get to sleep tonight."
Sighing, she went to the bathroom then checked the answering
machine. After yesterday's incessant ringing of the telephone,
she turned off the ringer. She rolled her eyes as the machine
told her she had fourteen new messages: eleven from Tom, one
from Angel and two from Kevin.
After setting up
her coffee to brew, Sheridan turned on her computer to read
her emails and quickly skim the BSB message boards for the latest
information and gossip. Eventually, she would work on the project
"Well now, there's
a surprise," Sheridan declared to no one.
Date: Sunday, December
7, 2003 2:18AM
SUBJECT: RE: I'm fine
Thank you for your
email. I was a little concerned about your welfare after Nick
called me yesterday. He said Angel was worried about you and
he asked me if I would come over to check on you for her.
I can understand
why you would want some alone time.
Call me if you want
If I don't hear from
you beforehand, I'll see you at Thursday night's meeting.
<<I just wanted to let you know that I'm fine. I know
you stopped by the <<apartment to see me, but I just want
to be alone. I appreciate your concern <<and I hope you
understand. It has nothing to do with you; I just don't want
to <<see anyone right now.
'Seems someone had
a late night,' Sheridan thought as she noticed the time on Kevin's
e mail. Her mind raced, 'Thank God the boys will be gone a few
days this week to Las Vegas.'
While sipping on
her coffee, the doorbell rang. Sheridan groaned. Quietly walking
over to the door, she winked to look through the peephole. She
noticed Patrick standing there with a takeout bag from Taco
Slowly opening up
the door, she smiled and said, "Hi."
Patrick grinned back
at her as he held out the bag, "I got a call from Angel.
She asked me to get this for you." Sheridan couldn't help
but laugh and turn red with embarrassment. Her roommate was
too clever and knew her inside and out.
Reaching for the
bag, Sheridan said her thanks and closed the door back up. Patrick
walked back to his apartment and called Angel back letting her
know Sheridan seemed fine.
Angel said as Nick gave her a strange look, "I owe you
one." Hanging up her cell phone, Nick crawled up Angel's
lap with questioning eyes. He had dropped the anchor right before
lunch and they stayed there, in the middle of nowhere, for a
calling other men to do you favors?" Nick's tone was very
"Oh yes, when
it accomplishes what I want, yes I do," Angel teased back
while wrapping her arms around his neck.
"I see how it
is," Nick replied before capturing her lips.
Breaking their kiss,
"Do you now?" Angel replied before sucking on his
Taking her hand,
Nick pulled Angel up, and led her to the cabin, "I think
I owe you for doing me a huge favor this weekend."
Angel shook her head,
"You don't owe me for anything Nick," but her words
fell on deaf ears as he opened up the door to his bedroom. Seeing
the desire in his eyes, "But if you feel the need to thank
me, who am I to argue?"
Nick pushed Angel
up against the door and began sucking on her neck. "I've
watched you for a couple of hours now just lying around in your
bikini," Nick gently nipped on her collarbone, "And
I've wanted to make love to you since yesterday morning. But
we haven't had much alone time."
is nice," Angel was having a hard time focusing on their
conversation as she was being transported to another state of
desire. She ran her nails through his hair and down his back,
bringing him closer to her.
Realizing he still
had Angel pushed up against the door, Nick pulled back and brought
her over to his bed. Gently laying her down, he used his teeth
to untie her bikini top. Watching it drop to the floor, he began
massaging her breasts. Using his mouth, he began sucking on
her right nipple as he gently teased her left. Loving the way
his mouth sent electric shock waves through her body, Angel
arched her back as a low moan left her throat.
Noticing her reaction
to his touches made Nick more aroused. Grinding his hips into
Angel's body, she noticed that Nick needed some help releasing
Raising her body
up to meet his, she turned slowly and began to kiss him as she
sat on his lap. Feeling his penis jerk as she grinded against
him, she pushed Nick back down on the bed and sat on top of
him. With an evil grin and his help, she pushed off his bathing
suit. Now she sat on top of him, teasing him wearing her bikini
to go," Nick said in a hoarse voice as his fingers slid
under them, touching her gently.
Her reaction was
quick, "No they don't," she said as she pushed the
material to one side and slammed down on him, pushing her womanhood
on his hardened member, surprising him. Nick's eyes flew open
as Angel rode him, fast and hard. His breathing became irregular.
Once getting over the initial shock of Angel's aggressive behavior,
he met her strokes until she climaxed. After her walls tightened
on him, he released his seed into her. Still connected, they
both fell asleep in each other's arms.
'Well, this is a
nice way to wake up,' Nick thought as he felt himself hard inside
Angel. Not sure of the time, Nick slowly brought his wrist to
his face to read his watch, 5:38PM. "Wake up sleepy head,"
Nick whispered into Angel's ear.
was her reply.
Nick laughed at her
as he hugged her tight, "C'mon babe. We need to go cook
Angel's eyes popped
open hearing his words, "Say what?" She slid off him
and now curled up with his pillow.
Sitting up on the
bed laughing, he swung his legs to the side, "Don't be
so surprised woman. I can cook some stuff, ya know." Nick
began putting on his swimming trunks and t-shirt.
Suddenly, Nick heard
his cell phone ringing, "Perfect timing," Nick was
grinning. Angel didn't know if it was the actual timing of his
cell phone ringing or his climaxing tactics.
Not bothering to
look at his caller ID, Nick just answered it, "Hello."
"Hey Nick, it's
Sheridan. Sorry to bother you. I've been trying to get a hold
of Angel for a while now. Is she with you?"
Looking over at Angel
lying naked in his bed with just a sheet draped over her body,
Nick's thoughts wandered.
Nick? Are you still there?......Can ya hear me?"
Angel's head turned
as she heard the voice of her roommate on the boat, "What
the hell? Nick, is that Sheridan?"
Realizing he zoned
out, he blushed as he handed the phone to Angel. He was rather
embarrassed and walked out of the cabin shaking his head, laughing.
how are you?"
Thanks for having Nick call my fantasy man, alter ego, and the
royal pain in the ass."
doesn't sound good. What did Kevin do?"
"Oh, he was
fine. Only called three times and stopped over once. I decided
to send him an email so he didn't think I was a complete snob."
"I'm sure he
knows you're not."
"Yeah, I know.
Hey, thanks for having Patrick bring by lunch," Sheridan
said while giggling.
Angel was laughing.
She was so proud of herself for thinking up the idea and actually
having it work. "I knew if I could make it work, it would
totally bring a smile to your face."
"Yes, it totally
did," Sheridan was laughing at her roommate. Some days,
Angel's Boston accent and select choice words would appear in
her everyday vocabulary. It was worse when she drank though.
so glad. Hey, I should be home tomorrow night around 10, I think.
Will you be up?"
"Oh, I'm sure
Nicky will convince you to stay at his place since he'll be
gone a couple of nights this week, without you," Sheridan
was now using her teasing voice.
"Ha ha. No,
I'm not going to stay over. He's got stuff he needs to take
care of and so do I."
"So, are you
going to tell me what brought on this sudden weekend trip to
Florida?" Sheridan knew something was up and her roommate
knew exactly what it was.
"Yeah, I'll fill you in tomorrow night, if you are still
up when I get home."
"Oh, I'll be
up. Don't you worry. You've got some 'splainin' to do,"
After hanging up
the phone, Angel joined Nick up by the front of the boat. Wrapping
her arms around him, she hugged him from behind.
"Here, you drive
us back home," Nick grabbed her and brought her in front
Noticing the sun
setting, Angel was lost in thought as she stared off in the
distance. It was breathtaking and a moment worth remembering.
Nick noticed Angel's facial expression and smiled knowing exactly
what she was thinking. He hugged her tightly and stared off
at the sunset along with her.
Pulling up to the
dock, Aaron greeted the couple.
ya been?" Aaron sounded perturbed.
Nick cocked his head
at him, "Out on the boat for the day. What's wrong with
Aaron mumbled, "Nothing.
Just thought I was gonna get to hang out with you and Angelina
Angelina had heard
Aaron's first question and immediately felt bad. She didn't
even think about Aaron, who might want to hang out with Nick
for awhile. Walking up to the younger man, Angelina began chatting
while her hands started flying about, "Hey Aaron. I'm so
sorry. I didn't realize you had made plans with Nick for today.
Why don't you two plan on spending tomorrow together before
we leave for the airport?" Angelina looked at Nick to see
if she could read his face to see if this suggestion was a good
one or not. Seeing his smile made her feel a bit better.
"I'd like that, but I want you to be with us too. C'mon,
it'll be a blast. Where would you like to go?"
Angelina looked quizzically
at Nick. Going along with Aaron's suggestion, "Why don't
we go someplace in Miami or South Beach? Our flights not 'til
later in the afternoon, right?" Angel looked at Nick for
to me. Dad was planning on driving us, but we can leave earlier
and go out for lunch or something."
Aaron shook his head.
He liked this idea. "That's a great idea."
"Now give us
an hour to get cleaned up and get dinner ready," Nick said
as he double-checked that the boat was moored tightly. Looking
at his watch, "Why don't you and Angel come by around 7:30PM?"
Aaron agreed and
helped the couple carry their belongings back to Nick's place.
Nick pulled out the
steak that had been marinating and asked Angelina to make a
pasta salad. Raising her eyebrow at him, she said, "When
did all this food magically appear in your frig?"
Laughing, Nick replied,
"I talked to BJ this morning and asked her to go pick up
some groceries while we were out on the boat."
said in a surprised voice, "Did you talk to your dad this
Sucking in his cheeks,
Nick shook his head no.
"Are you going
to before we leave?" Angelina asked as she put water on
for the pasta.
Shrugging his shoulders
as he prepared the meat for the barbeque, "Honestly, I
don't know. My parents' divorce is a complete mess, the family
has been torn apart by it, and now with Aaron's money problems…it
just seems like too much. I cannot believe my father is dating
another woman when his family is falling apart and needs him.
He's a selfish man and I honestly don't like him right now."
Angelina nodded her
head hearing Nick's confession; she was floored. "I'm sorry
Nick. I didn't realize how upset you are, although it's totally
understandable, under the circumstances."
Walking outside to
the grill, Nick put the meat on and came back inside giving
Angelina a hug. Pushing the hair out of her face and behind
her ear, he whispered, "I wish I could help. I wish I knew
what to tell Aaron to do. But I honestly don't know."
"I'm sure your
advice was very helpful. Besides, Aaron knows he can count on
Aaron and Angel arrived
on time and had a wonderful dinner with the couple. Plans were
made for them to come to Los Angeles the following weekend.
Walking in her front
door, Angelina set down her luggage, keys, and purse. It had
been a long and stressful day. Sheridan greeted her roommate
with a glass of wine. Kicking off her sandals, Angel smiled,
"How did you know I would need one of these as soon as
I walked through the door?"
"By the tone
in your voice all weekend, you sounded stressed. This wasn't
a relaxing weekend of 'come meet my family' and hang out. Although,
now that I think about it, meeting his family would be stressful.
So, how was Jane?" Sheridan said with a snicker.
Swallowing her sip
Angel replied, "Didn't meet her. She and Leslie are living
in Parkland. But I did meet Bob, Aaron, Angel, and BJ."
"Was it something
concerning their divorce that made Nick go back this weekend?"
Sheridan was sitting Indian style on the couch waiting to hear
the latest scoop.
"Well, not directly
related. It involves Aaron and his finances actually."
Angel told Sheridan everything that had happened and what she
knew, including the news of Bob's fiancé.
dropped open, "Say what?"
are going through a nasty divorce. The kids are stuck in the
middle and now with Aaron's financial issues, it's a freaking
mess, and Nick feels helpless. He is pissed off at his dad for
not being there for the other children too or at least Nick
feels his dad isn't there for them emotionally. Bob is off gallivanting
with some new, younger woman," Angel sighed, "I just
tagged along for moral support."
"Well, you certainly
have one hell of a tan for someone who just provided moral support.
You must have had nice weather."
"Yeah we did."
Angel then went on to tell Sheridan about the trouble Nick had
with his father.
"After the argument
on Saturday night, the tension between Nick and Bob was so thick,
it could have been cut with a knife. We didn't see Bob at all
yesterday. This morning, Bob drove us to Miami and dropped us
off, along with Aaron. The car ride was so quiet. Nick sat in
the backseat with me and made Aaron ride up front. Aaron sensed
the tension too and asked me about it when Nick went to use
the bathroom. I told him he should ask Nick. I had no idea who
knew about Bob's fiancé and I wasn't about to tell Aaron.
Aaron was feeling like all this was his fault. However, the
time Nick did spend with Aaron was quite nice. The only conversation
Nick had with his dad was that we wouldn't need him to get to
the airport; we'd take a cab. They just talked about where and
when to pick up Aaron so he could take him back home. That was
the extent of their conversation after the fight on Saturday
night. God Sheridan, it was a nightmare weekend. I can't wait
to go back to work and get my mind focused on something else."
the second wine bottle in Angel's glass, "Here. You need
this more than me right now."
glad Nick will be with the boys this week in Vegas. They can
give him better advice than I could. After all these years,
they know his family. I hope he's able to have some fun at the
Billboards. It should be relatively stress-free for all of them.
So, tell me what else happened this weekend?"
all. Let's see my man is gay and he called twelve times. A tall,
dark, and handsome man is tormenting me in my dreams; the same
man that I refused to answer the door for or his phone calls.
However, the jelly doughnuts that you had Patrick bring to me
this morning were the highlight of my weekend, next to the Taco
Bell lunch. But the doughnuts were a great substitute for the
sex that I am no longer having and will never have again. I
really think sugar is the answer to every woman's empty sex
life." Sheridan stretched like a cat and began to turn
"You did not
eat all six jelly doughnuts, did you?" Angel really didn't
need to ask she could see Sheridan was coming down on her sugar
Sheridan laughed as she mimicked Kevin's few curse words that
were caught on tape. "I have Oprah to look forward to this
week. I'm going to see the guys on television. I saw the commercial
while you were gone."
Angel knew something
wasn't connecting with Sheridan or she was more than high on
sugar. Angelina sipped her wine and quietly snickered as she
watched her friend retiring for the evening. "What a dip
she is some days, she sees them four or fives times a week.
Her next chapter should be pretty interesting."
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