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do I hate Mondays!" Angel groaned as she slid into the
kitchen chair, one hand had her coffee mug while the other balanced
a bowl with a spoon in it while a box of Raisin Bran is held
tightly at her torso with her arm.
"You can make
two trips, ya know." Sheridan spat.
"Oh goody, little
Miss Sunshine is awake," Angel said with a hint of sarcasm.
"You should be in an awesome mood today. Don't tell me
you didn't have sweet dreams after scooping Kevin last night.
You looked like you were walking on air as you went to bed."
the kitchen cabinet after retrieving her coffee mug. She poured
the hot liquid into her mug then turned to face Angel at the
kitchen table. "Well, I may have had sweeter dreams if
you hadn't rudely interrupted me."
wanted me to leave you alone? You went from a nervous wreck
to seductress in a matter of four hours? Come on, do you think
Kevin was going to do you in the hallway. The man does have
some class." Angel's voice escalated louder with each word
her coffee cup mid air from the counter to her lips. She was
contemplating Angel's words. "No, I guess not. But I was
doing so much better than I thought and I didn't want it to
end." Sheridan pouted like a thirteen-year old girl whose
father went out with her on her first date.
we'll need a code so that doesn't happen again," Angel
softened as she finished slurping the last of her milk from
her cereal bowl. Kevin and Sheridan had made progress in the
right direction last night.
Sheridan conceded as she slid across the kitchen table with
her plate of rye toast.
Angel picked up her
laptop and began answering her emails when she noticed a strange
but familiar subject line. A smile crept across her face. Sheridan
noticed Angel was quiet and looked up while taking a bite of
her toast. "What is it?"
is quick. They've put it out in BSB fandom that they're back
in the studio recording."
" 'Bout damn
will you please take your happy pill today? Nothing like raining
on everyone's parade." Angel was in a good mood and planned
on staying that way.
Sheridan sighed. "I need to work out my issues."
"Well, I'm off
to the gym to burn off all this food and alcohol I've consumed
all weekend. Never thought going to parties would be so damn
"Why did Nick
sleep at his place last night? I thought you two were inseparable."
Sheridan chewed on the crust of her toast after making her inquiry.
what you may think, I do enjoy having my bed all to myself,
ya know. He also needed to catch up on sleep without any distractions
and quite frankly, my female parts need a break. I'll be walking
funny if he keeps it up."
"Oh God Angel,
not a visual I need while I'm eating!" Sheridan yelled.
I'm going to the gym; want to join me? It will help relieve
some pent up stress." Angel cleaned up after herself.
"Nah, I'm going
to go over my bills and do some writing. I relieve stress much
better that way." Sheridan answered as she dusted crumbs
off the table.
only helps your sexual tension, not your stress."
using the word sex in any form around me today!" Sheridan
jammed her feet back into her slippers and headed for her room.
"Glad your friend
decided to join us today. I'll catch up with you later."
Angel walked into her bedroom to get dressed. Angel let herself
out hearing the shower running and headed over to the gym.
While jogging on
the treadmill, Angel felt she was being watched but was beginning
to get used to it. Nick called while she was there and it didn't
go unnoticed by her uninvited audience.
"I love to hear you breathing heavy when I'm not even touching
you." Nick teased.
"Oh, I'm getting
my body back in shape to mess you up tonight. You want to stay
at my place or visa versa?" Angel ignored the onlookers.
to me as long as I'm with you. I missed you last night."
Honestly, Nick didn't sleep well at all. He missed having Angel
near him. He was happy to find pictures of them from the weekend
on the internet. He smiled thinking how much fun he had and
didn't complain once of needing to go on publicity patrol for
the group. Johnny Wright was quite pleased as well; Nick didn't
call to complain and the couple didn't get into any trouble.
The best part was they both worked the cameras and looked fabulous.
Angel and Nick did make a beautiful couple.
Kevin woke up with
a splitting headache. "This isn't a good sign," he
moaned. Tossing his legs over the side of the bed, he rubbed
his hands over his face. Meandering to his bathroom, he turned
on the shower. He looked at his facial hair in the mirror, 'I
can skip shaving this morning; just going to be at the studio
recording with the guys,' he thought.
Letting the water
cascade down his back, Kevin closed his eyes leaning back ever
so slightly to wash the soap out of his hair. He turned his
body around, resting his hands on the wall while his head was
facing down letting the water run down his entire head. His
eyes remained closed as the thought about what happened last
night. The kiss. He had dreamed so long to kiss her lips that
he almost couldn't believe it when it actually did happen. The
ring. Snapping his head up and turning off the water, his eyes
were huge as he recalled Angel's ring finger and the diamond
that was placed perfectly.
using the gym showers but there were too many lingering eyes
around; she felt too self-conscious. Since she had to drive
home to shower then drive back to work, she'd definitely be
late. She picked up her cell phone to see if Nick was still
at his place. He lived closer to the gym and the bar.
was just thinking about you." Nick grinned as he was still
looking through their weekend pictures on the internet.
you are still home. Can I use your shower? I need one badly
before going to work."
wait for you to come."
"I'm not going
to make you late for the guys, am I?" Angel questioned
as she unlocked her car door. She could hear the distance sound
of clicking. "Thank goodness I've got sunglasses on,"
"Nah, I need
to run to the drugstore and pick up more condoms before heading
into the studio anyways. Why are you glad you have sunglasses
Turning her Jetta
onto the main street, Angel adjusted her rear-view mirror to
see if anyone was following her. "Oh, my paparazzi friends
found me at the gym. There should be some sweaty pics of me
up on the internet soon enough." Angel blew a hair out
of our eye as she turned her signal to take a right.
"I love to see
you sweat." Nick walked around his condo trying to organize
it a bit before Angel arrived. He put out a nice, clean towel
for her to use in his bathroom. Hearing a click in his phone
indicating another call, Nick told Angel she'd see him soon.
He answered the second call with a, "Yo."
"What the hell
did you give Angel for her birthday??" Kevin barked into
the phone. "Sorry, what I mean to say is…"
"It's a friendship
ring, Kevin. I didn't ask Angel to marry me. Don't worry. God
my family is so fucked up; now is not the time for me to make
life-altering decisions." Nick's voice came back through
the phone with a hint of anger he couldn't help.
Nick heard Kevin
blow out a breath he didn't realize he was holding. "I
wanted to reassure Angel of my commitment to her and our relationship.
She means the world to me Kevin."
"I know she
does." Nick's doorbell rang in the background. "So-",
Kevin opened his mouth to talk and was interrupted by Nick.
"Speak of the
devil, I have to go or is there anything else?"
Nick hit the buzzer
hoping that was all Kevin wanted.
"Nah, I'll see
you in an hour. Don't be late!" Kevin barked before hanging
Angel walked towards
Nick; her eyes full of desire seeing Nick standing in the doorway.
"I should have thought about doing this earlier so I could
sneak a kiss from you. I've missed your lips." Angel's
hands caressed the sides of Nick's face as she slowly assaulted
Nick snaked his arms
around her back and began massaging her lower back, then her
ass. Angel moved her lips down Nick's neck as her lips continued
their assault. "I need to give you a key," Nick breathed
heavily as he scooped Angel up by her ass, kicking his front
door closed with his foot, and walking into his bedroom.
Angel had removed
Nick's sweatpants using her feet; she pushed them down and once
they passed his ass, she was able to drop them to the ground.
While tugging her shorts off, Nick stepped back and admired
her handy footwork. "That was impressive," he commented
as he removed her undies. "Commando again?" Angel
smirked admiring Nick's package.
"Sue me. I need
to do laundry." Nick stretched his hand under his pillow,
tearing the wrapper in half trying to concentrate while Angel
sucked on his nipples. While standing, he slid the condom on.
He pulled Angel towards the edge of his bed and gently began
to rub her clit as he proceeded to use his fingers assaulting
Angel was lost enjoying
this feeling. As Nick withdrew his fingers, Angel was knocked
back to the present and wanted more. Before she could speak,
she felt Nick fill her up; the two rocking back and forth. Angel
was physically exhausted and just held onto Nicks' arms as they
both rode out their orgasms.
Nick leaned forward
to lie down beside Angel, still in her. With a sly smirk, "Guess
I couldn't wait til this evening."
Angel replied with her eyes closed. They lay together quietly,
neither saying a word. Nick heard Angel's rhythmic breathing
and knew she fell asleep. Leaning towards her forehead, he placed
a gentle kiss. Pulling her close while rolling on his back,
he brought Angel with him so she was now on top of him. He played
with her hair as he felt her heartbeat.
The ringing of the
phone woke the couple from their nap. "Oh shit!" Nick
startled Angel and both jumped up. Neither realized they were
still 'together' until they tried to get off the bed. "Waking
up like this is going to be so worth whatever punishment I get
from the guys." Nick was about to pull up his sweatpants.
Angel yelled noticing Nick hadn't removed the condom. Sheepishly
he licked his lips, "I should probably go to the bathroom
Nick noticed Angel
struggling to wake up. Nick was trying to figure out if he should
fill Angel in on all his vices. Since he gave her the ring,
she should probably know all about Nick. Walking towards his
bed, he slapped Angel on her leg to wake her up. "Hey you,
time to get up!"
"God Nick, I'm
so fucking tired, literally!"
"I'm sorry sweetie.
I shouldn't have done that."
"It's not your
fault Nick. I certainly wanted it too. How do you keep up this
schedule? How do you function?"
Nick walked into
his bathroom returning with a pill in his hand. "Here,
take this. It will help you wake up."
Angel was surprised.
"What is this?"
up." Angel shook her head back and forth as the revelation
became clear. "Have you been doing this all along? What
else do you have?"
Biting the inside
of his cheek, Nick turned his head away from Angel, "Coke.
Jumping off the bed,
Angel was standing in front of Nick completely naked. "Is
Looking her in the
eye, "That's all. I haven't done it in awhile; just started
Angel walked into the bathroom and took the pill. It had been
a long time since she had taken any drugs but knew this would
definitely help wake her up.
Angel came out of
the bathroom after taking her shower surprised to see Nick had
left. She grabbed her cell phone and called the restaurant to
say she was running late.
Nick walked into
the studio with a mega watt smile. "Hey guys, what's happening?"
Johnny stopped by as well and they were having a mini meeting
before heading into the studio.
"You get lost
or something?" Johnny asked.
Nick grinned and wiggled his eyebrows.
"Wait til you
get older; enjoy it now while you can…"
"Or before you get married and have kids." Five sets
of eyes settled on the other blonde member. "What? My scorecard
is probably tied with Kevin's at this point."
Rubbing his hands
up his head and through his hair, "Really didn't need to
know this. Can we begin recording now? I'll fill Nick in what
he just missed later," Kevin gave Nick a look that he wasn't
too happy with the youngest member.
Nick?" A.J. questioned.
over for a shower-" Nick began before being cut off.
A.J. sauntered passed him and held the studio door open, "Like
Johnny said, enjoy it while you can."
"I plan on it."
Sheridan was too
restless to concentrate on writing. The kiss kept haunting her.
She decided to write it down hoping it would purge it from her
soul. When that didn't work out, she dressed and headed to Kevin's
after paying her bills. She typed the minutes for the meeting
and then went over a portion of the script that was going to
be shot the next day. She became lost in a daydream as she imagined
the words she had typed coming to life. She went over Kevin's
big scene again. The one he was so nervous about.
The office phone
rang and she gingerly picked up. She was never sure how to answer
the phone since Kevin had so many business interest. She had
finally settled on, "Mr. Richardson's assistant."
It covered all of his enterprises no matter who was calling
Kevin. I need a favor." Kevin watched the antics of Brian
and Nick screwing around in the studio instead of laying down
tracks. Nick and Kevin didn't have much studio time today. They
both had scenes to film later in the day. Now he was rushing
to get things done.
she answered. She stepped up to the sink in her bare feet and
landed in a puddle. "Uh-oh!"
I didn't ask you to do anything yet," Kevin frowned as
he spoke to her.
"No, not you,
the sink, it's leaking."
Kevin yelled loud enough to garner the attention of the others.
"Forget my favor. Go into my bedroom and open the top drawer
of my tall dresser. There's a batch of business cards in there
with a rubber band around them. Look for one from Mike the Plumber."
loudly, "What's wrong with a rolodex?"
"I just moved
there, I haven't had time." Kevin's voice reflected his
irritation with her.
"Let me see
first…" Sheridan mumbled.
"Turn the water
off Sheridan!" Kevin barked into the cell. It didn't help
that Nick and A.J. were laughing, Howie and Brian were smirking.
"I'll be right there!" Kevin grabbed his car keys
from the soundboard and took off out of the studio.
"Well, we might
see him later," Brian howled while Nick snickered. "That
woman is a walking disaster."
Sheridan hung up
on Kevin since all he was doing was yelling. She decided to
call Angel. "Angel can fix this. She can fix anything she's
very practical." Sheridan tried to convince herself that
hanging up on Kevin and calling Angel was a good idea as she
raced to Kevin's room. Sheridan yanked open the drawer to find
herself staring at no less than three dozen black Calvin Klein
boxer briefs. "Oh my God," she moaned. She closed
her eyes and rifled through the drawer. Her fingers hit something
buried under all of the undergarments. She open her eyes to
a box of 36 count extra large Trojans. "Shit!" she
pulled her hand out of the drawer.
"The man has
all black underwear. Oodles of it."
"What the hell
are you doing?" Angel stopped putting on her makeup and
threw on her sneakers.
for a business card with a phone number on it in Kevin's dresser.
The faucet broke." Sheridan spoke as her hand patted down
the clothes looking for the hidden cards.
"Try a rolodex,
Angel was flabbergasted,
Sheridan could hear it in her voice, and she was choosing to
ignore it. "Two 36 count boxes of extra large Trojans…
That's like 72 of them. What the hell would you do with 72 condoms?"
"He plans on
getting busy," Angel laughed and blinked back the tears.
"And you are snooping."
"I am not, he
told me too." Sheridan defended herself.
Pinocchio. You tell him that." Angel scoffed at her.
Sheridan heard the
front door open. She wasn't sure if she was happy that the studio
was right around the corner or not. Then she heard it. "DAMMIT
SHERIDAN!" She decided right then and there that she didn't
think it was good idea that the studio was that close.
Angelina felt like
a million dollars as she drove down Sunset Blvd. eating her
Quarter pounder from McDonalds. As she ate the last bite, she
felt rejuvenated. The bar was packed and she was in a groove.
Craig admired his star bartender - she was gorgeous, smart and
knew her way around a bar. He noticed men around the bar staring
at her; some tried to take her picture. Craig gently told them
to put their cameras away or they would not be welcomed in his
In addition to the
paparazzi, Craig noticed his clientele consisted mostly of woman,
who were looking younger and younger. Angel was spending an
exorbitant amount of time checking IDs for drinks. Craig would
come and help when she was full. He would try and overhear their
conversations. He had a suspecting feeling that they were BSB
fans, or at the very least Nick fans, coming to check out his
While the kids were
in Sundance, Craig had another visit from Johnny Wright. They
covered the basics and were both on the same page. Craig would
do what he needed too to keep Angel safe and inform Johnny if
a bodyguard would be necessary when she worked. Meanwhile, Craig
enjoyed watching his business boom with all the free publicity.
As expected, Angel
stayed at Nick's condo. She made them a nice dinner and they
chilled watching TV. Nick reviewed his scene while Angel read
a book. Neither brought up what happened earlier in the day.
Next morning, the alarm went off and neither moved. A hand slapped
the offensive sound and turned it off. Nick knew he had to get
up. He was due on the set and needed to film his scene. "Time
to get up Angel"
she whined. "I'm so tired." Her book had fallen on
the floor beside her side of the bed.
Nick sat up on the
side of his bed and wondered when his next day off would be.
sucks." Angel swore as she walked into the bathroom stomping
her feet and turned on the shower.
Nick turned on the
coffee machine. As Nick went to join her in the shower, he saw
her sleeping again on the toilet. "C'mon Angel, time to
wake up." Nick picked her up off the toilet and brought
her into the shower with him but not before turning down the
You're an asshole." Angel screamed.
'This is going to
be a long day.' Nick thought. He wondered if he should help
her out again with some of his stash.
the couple got ready to leave for work. Nick went down first
since Angel wasn't quite ready. He left her contemplating in
the bathroom with a choice.
Nick noticed a car
with a man inside just watching him through a lens. Nick called
Angelina and told her to stay inside and wait it out while the
paparazzi waited for him to do "something." When the
man realized after twenty minutes Nick wasn't going to do anything,
he left. He was wasting time and money so he went to scout out
Nick called Angel's
cell letting her know the coast was clear. Two minutes later,
she came bouncing down the stairs and hoped into his car, "All
The director just
dismissed everyone for lunch. Nick eyed Angel to see how she
was doing. A.J. noticed the concern on Nick's face. "What's
up Nick? Is Angel alright?"
Startled, Nick tried
to play if off, "What? Oh nothing. Angel's fine. How you
Angel sauntered over
to the boys with a megawatt smile. A.J. had to comment, "Bet
I know why you are so damn happy."
Paranoid, Angel stuttered,
"Wh-what do you mean?"
"You know what
I mean; you lucky dog. Hey, why don't we all go out to a club
tonight? We'll start Nick's big birthday celebration early."
The couple eyed each
other trying to read each other's minds. "Tempting A.J.
but I need to catch up on some sleep. I'll take a rain check
though." Angelina grinned.
"Yeah I bet
you could sleep for days with the schedule you've been keeping.
Personally, I think you are burning the candle at both ends."
A.J. shot Nick a look. Leaning in close to her ear to avoid
Nick's ears, "And you'll crash, hard. You need to take
A.J. knew how Nick
got through his schedule. Bad habits are hard to break. Angelina
broke up A.J.'s thought, "Nick, why don't you go if you
Nick thought for
a moment and knew it wouldn't be a great idea with needing to
be in the studio all day tomorrow. "I think I'll take a
raincheck too A.J. We're going to have a long day tomorrow."
A.J. agreed. "Yeah,
guess it wouldn't be the smartest idea. But I'll be cashing
in on those rainchecks soon, ya hear?"
Angelina kissed his
cheek, "You bet."
Although Nick and
Angelina were on the set together for the entire day, it appeared
there was an invisible wall between them. Nick was extremely
focused and did a great job doing his scenes. The director,
John, thought Nick would have a hard time playing this character
but Nick embraced it and did an exceptional job.
Angelina sat in a
director's chair with her laptop while listening to her Ipod.
She was typing away while her head bobbed to the beat in her
ears. She wasn't even paying attention to Nick's filming. John
thought that was even more strange. When the bell rang for lunch,
the couple embraced each other as if nothing was wrong talking
A.J. couldn't say
anything to Kevin or Brian. Howie was still trying to recover
from his trip to Japan; he wouldn't notice. For now, A.J. would
keep his eye out on the young couple. He watched as Angel quickly
ran into Nick's trailer as Nick went in line to get some food.
Angel felt the beginning
of a panic attack as she thought about Nick's birthday tomorrow
and she didn't have a present for him yet. Actually, she had
no plans at all. She realized she never even asked Nick if he
wanted to do anything special. "What kind of girlfriend
am I?" she spoke to herself as she quickly called Sheridan
Sheridan was stunned
to realize Angel had no plans. "I would have thought you
would have had something planned out months, hell - years ago,
what you would do if you had the chance." Sheridan's laughter
filled Angel's ears.
helping," Angel pouted. "I'm so tired I can't even
Angel's question, "What does he need?"
"What does he
"Stuff I can't
help him with."
twisted as she thought some more. "Now, you're not helping
Angelina blew out
a breath that made her hair fly up. "Do you see my problem?"
"Let me think
about it some more and I'll call you back. Even if nothing comes
to mind, I'll call you, okay?"
me back." Angelina sighed.
Pacing around, she
thought, "Popstar who is turning 24; family life is chaotic.
Becoming an actor… New girlfriend… I'VE GOT IT!"
Running to her bag,
she grabbed a bunch of business cards she had collected while
at Sundance. She found the one she was looking for and ran to
"Hi, I'm looking
for Patrick McMullan." Angel was put on hold until she
heard a familiar voice.
this is Angelina Lydon. I met you last week at Sundance."
"Your name sounds
familiar, but I'm having a hard time placing your face."
that photoshoot, "Oh, I was the one complaining about my
wardrobe. I was with Nick Carter of the--" Angel was cut
now I remember. How can I help you?"
"Well, I wondered
if I could ask a huge favor of you? I'd like to purchase some
of those photos you took and have them framed for Nick for his
birthday. It's short notice, so I wondered if you could Fedex
the prints to me and I'll have them framed after he opens them
"Sure, I can
do that." Angelina and Patrick spoke for another twenty
minutes while Angel picked out the photos and he promised to
have them Fedexed that evening for tomorrow's delivery."
Nick walked into
his trailer with his lunch and wondered why Angel was in there
alone. "What's up?"
Just then Angel's cell phone vibrated. She picked it up seeing
Kevin's house number on the phone. "Hey Sheridan, it's
I got nothing. Tell me!"
"I'll talk to
you later," Angel said as she hung up the phone. "I'll
run and get my lunch. I'll be right back."
Nick said as he took a bite of his sandwich.
Ten minutes later
Angel came back in and sat down at the table with Nick. "You
did a great job out there today."
Nick wondered. He was a bit nervous and was afraid it showed.
"Yes, I thought
you did wonderful. I tried not to look at you since I have a
habit of starring but I saw enough to know you did great."
Nick looked into
Angels' eyes and noticed she was being sincere. "Thanks."
He also noticed she looked tired. "How are you feeling?"
on fumes." Angel said as she opened up her Mountain Dew.
will give you some much needed caffeine but I want you to take
it easy, okay?" Nick said as he took Angel's hand so she
would look at him and know he was serious. "I don't want
anything happening to you."
Angel smiled realizing
Nick's sincerity and seeing his sensitive side. "I will.
I just need a few more days to get my act back together and
I'll be back to my old self. I promise. But, what about you,
"I've been doing
this for a long time Angel. I'll be fine."
"I get that
Nick, but since you have been doing it for a long time can only
mean you've got to take it easy before you keep needing more
"It's a temporary
fix. I don't plan on getting any more stuff, okay?"
The couple stared
into each other's eyes and made a silent agreement.
"So, what do
you have planned for this evening?" Angel asked as she
wiped her mouth.
over?" Nick questioned hoping she still would.
wouldn't miss it for the world. Tomorrow's your birthday. I
need to run to the grocery store. Do you have any requests?"
Nick raised his eyebrows
up; a smirk played on his face.
Kevin walked onto
the movie set with a glare set on his face. He dared anyone
to speak to him. He shot shitty looks to his bandmates. Three
sets of eyebrows rose and then settled but he didn't speak.
A.J.'s lips curled into his mouth and Kevin purposely narrowed
his gaze on him and then shoved his chin out daring him to say
something. It didn't help, A.J. busted out laughing following
the rest of them.
"Oh Kevin, Makeup!"
the director yelled. "What caused this?" The man was
venomous when he asked.
"A pipe wrench
and my assistant. I'm sure your makeup artist has enough experience
to cover up a black eye."
The woman smirked
at him, "I do, but it's going to hurt like hell."
Kevin suffered through
the torture of the makeup in silence. The guys baited but he
was proud when he didn't react. He had heard, "Accident
prone, walking disaster, and a danger to herself for over an
They set the scene
and Kevin flubbed the first three takes. He was extremely apologetic
to Jamie who did nothing to ease his nerves. She creased her
brows. "Can you act at all?"
His temper went off
at the remark. The next two scenes went flawless with no retakes.
However, those two scenes put him two scenes closer to the almighty
big scene. Kevin's distaste of Jamie seemed to grow by leaps
and bounds. The woman was arrogant, non-professional, and a
friggin' perfectionist. Then he sort of snarled realizing he
had just described himself. He left her sitting on the edge
of a sofa on the set as she chastised him again for missing
his mark. "Ya know Jamie… I really wish you were a tree
right now." Kevin left the set in a rotten mood. He was
going to go to the studio for awhile and then go home and practice
the dialog and moves for the big scene that was going to be
shot tomorrow night if filming stayed on schedule.
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