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The ringing of the
phone woke Kevin up from his slumber on the girls' couch. He
groaned as soon as he heard Angel's voice enter the quiet of
the room through the answering machine. "Jesus, don't they
ever sleep?" Kevin wondered out loud as he noticed the
clock read 6 AM on the microwave. He trudged his way to the
Kevin scavenged the
girls' refrigerator for something to eat. Angel's call woke
him up for the day. He got up to unchain the door, still in
a fog from the night before. "At least she called to give
me a heads up." Kevin grumbled unfamiliar with this particular
coffee pot. He finally saw sable liquid dripping down into the
pot. "There is a God," he moaned as he pilfered a
bottle of aspirin from the top of the girl's refrigerator.
He blinked and blinked
as he waited for the pot to finish. Kevin gave up and pulled
the pot out and thrust a coffee cup under the stream. Filling
his cup he jammed the pot back under the basket. Tossing the
aspirin to the back of his throat he swigged the too hot coffee
and winced when it burned as it slid down. "Damn,"
He rubbed the sleep
from his eyes and thought about what had played out the night
before. After tossing Angel, Nick, and A.J. out of the apartment,
Kevin fought a ton of battles with Sheridan. The battles were
all emotional and ran the gamut from embarrassment and humiliation,
to him finally forcing her to watch the tape with him on the
couch and ending up with them making love to each other in Sheridan's
bed without the benefit of a camera.
He shook his head
as he cleared out the morning cobwebs as he overanalyzed last
night. The first thing Kevin addressed was Sheridan's embarrassment
over the film being made. Kevin watched her as she hid under
her covers crying. He leaned an elbow on the dresser. "It's
not that bad."
The covers flew in
the air. "IT IS TOO!"
Kevin caught his
first good sight of her. Her eyes were red and swollen from
all of her crying; even the tip of her nose was red. Her lips
were all puffy, God those lips, he checked his libido and refocused.
"No it isn't. Nobody saw it, nobody will ever see it."
off the bed and jumped towards him. "WHERE IS IT!"
"I have it in
the living room. It's safe and secure. I'm just glad John makes
a practice of reviewing everything before everyone else. He
only saw part of it. Recognized it for what it was and stopped
watching it." Kevin's words came out of his mouth rapid
fire intentionally. He knew he had to reassure Sheridan nobody
had seen the full tape.
Sheridan flung herself
back on the bed. "I am never going to live this down. I
am so humiliated."
Kevin propped his
elbow on the dresser. He leaned his head in his hand. "So
making love to me was humiliating?"
"I DIDN'T SAY
THAT!" Sheridan yelled back at him.
"Look if we
are going to have a decent conversation about this you have
to stop screaming. The entire building can hear you."
"I DON'T CARE!"
Sheridan screamed at him.
Kevin's gaze dropped
to his fingernails on his free hand. "Hmm so you want Patrick
Kevin's lips twitched
when she spoke. The volume had dropped enough where he thought
he could actually think straight. He thought about approaching
the bed and her but something inside told him not to.
"I can't believe
you're taking this so mildly," Sheridan's voice had returned
to a normal level. She followed her words with a sniffle.
Kevin let out a sigh
as his hand held up his head. He had already gone through all
the emotions from wanting to kill Angel for playing with the
camera to kicking himself for making love to a woman in a public
space. He'd done it before but with women who were more than
willing too and who knew it would be a quickie and he'd be gone.
Sheridan was not in that category.
Sheridan stared at
him blankly waiting from him to respond. Kevin pulled himself
up to stand up straight. He jammed his hands in his front pockets
and rocked up on his toes and then back on his heels. "Well,
it wasn't anything I had set out to do. I don't plan on calling
my Mom and saying, "Hey, guess what Sheridan and I did
"Oh my lord,
your mother… My mother." Sheridan's eyes grew large and
then she outright began to bawl. "MY FATHER………"
whoa, we don't need to go telling your father or your mother,
or mine either." Kevin rushed to the bed. He grabbed her
face between his large hands. "We're not going to tell
"I know Angel
won't. I don't know about Nick and A.J." Sheridan hiccupped.
we have to break this down. Listen to me. Nobody saw the tape
but John and he didn't see the entire tape. I am the only one
who has seen the entire tape. I am sure Nick and Angel will
not say a word about it to anyone."
Sheridan's eyes narrowed
at him. He saw the creases form on her forehead and she frowned
at him. "What about A.J.?"
Kevin was screwed
and he knew it. A.J. keeping a secret was like pouring water
in a sieve, something would always leak out. "Now baby,
I'm sure Alexander is going to be a gentleman about this."
Sheridan tossed herself back on the bed. "He's such a blabbermouth."
Kevin couldn't take
the blubbering again. He leaned over and placed his lips on
hers. He kissed her until she was silent. Her shiny eyes looked
at him once he pulled away. Two of her fingertips now rested
on her lips as she stared up at him.
"I'm sorry baby,
but it's not the end of the world." Kevin nudged her over
so she would make room for him on the bed. She moved and he
fell next to her. He dropped an arm around her shoulder and
pulled her towards him. Her head rested gently on his chest.
He squeezed her to him. He placed his chin on top of her head.
"Besides if this gets back home, I'm dead. My brother the
preacher will have a piece of me, Jer will do clean up and my
mother would disown me."
"I doubt that,
I've met your mother. She thinks the sun rises and sets with
"Don't kid yourself,
she stills brings me down a peg or two when she feels the need
too." Kevin adjusted his body to fit better to hers. His
hand rested on her hip, his fingers rubbing at the seam of the
yoga pants she was wearing. He stayed silent for a bit. Sheridan
hadn't spoken and her breathing seemed to have slowed down.
He smiled slightly when he glanced down to see she had fallen
asleep. He cuddled her closer and she didn't protest. He smiled,
"This is what is all about baby. When it's all gone, the
fame, the excess, the glam, it boils down to just you and me."
Kevin closed his eyes and willed himself to sleep.
Kevin was snapped
out of his daydream by the sound of Sheridan moaning on her
television. He grinned when a full body back shot showed. His
hands had worked the zipper on her outfit and the fabric had
slid to the floor. There stood Sheridan with her back to the
camera wearing nothing more than her bra, panty hose, and a
very high pair of heels. He groaned as his groin tightened.
He watched intently as her hands worked the front of his pants
free and wrapped around his manhood. On the film his eyes closed,
on the couch he did the same. He would never forget the first
time she had touched him so intimately. It was shocking at first
and then very different from all the others. He groaned both
on and off the television. "I gotta stop this shit."
Kevin raised his body from the couch and headed for the shower
after slugging the rest of his coffee.
"Angel, I don't
think this is a very good idea." Nick whined as he drove
his girlfriend home to her apartment at an ungodly hour. With
only two hours of sleep, this day wasn't starting off any better
than the way yesterday's had ended. Nick prayed that Angelina's
apartment was still in one piece.
"Listen, I told
you I would take a cab if you wanted to keep sleeping."
Angelina kept having nightmares, waking up three times in a
cold sweat. She needed to check on Sheridan and she didn't want
to deal with a crabby Nick.
Nick bit the inside
of his mouth to restrain from making any more comments. He pulled
into her parking lot; not a soul was in sight.
and yawned in her bed. A case of the warm fuzzies overcame her
as she stretched some more. She waited for the world to come
into focus and felt like she had been reborn. Things didn't
seem as bad as they were yesterday. Kevin had reassured her
that nobody would ever see the tape but them. She frowned slightly
and then banned the mood when she thought back to last night
and Kevin forcing her to watch the tape so that she understood
it wasn't something horrid but beautiful. She then giggled and
kicked her feet into the mattress because two things had hit
her. One she had made love with Kevin again and it had been
amazing. Two, she had wrote an awesome damn scene. Then she
froze realizing that Kevin had to re-film that scene yesterday
with the bitch Jamie. She didn't know how he had done; they
hadn't even talked about it. She flew out of bed and into the
hallway. Hearing the shower running, she ran into the bathroom
and slammed the door.
not so loud okay. I have one hell of a headache from last night."
Kevin grumbled from below the hot stream.
Sheridan ripped open
the shower curtain. "How did your scene go with Jamie yesterday?"
Kevin was surprised
as he stood naked in front of her. He was blinking rapidly as
shampoo dripped down the sides of his head. "It went fine,
I had it perfect. Now, either shut the curtain or strip off
and join me."
at him. Then she smiled as her clothes had dropped to the floor.
"I love this
baby. All the shyness has just evaporated out of you."
Kevin chuckled as her hands wrapped around his waist.
"I kind of like
it too," She giggled as she stepped into the shower.
Angelina took the
two stairs at a time to get to her apartment then stopped cold.
"Shit, I don't have my keys." She gently turned the
doorknob and realized it was unlocked. "Thank good…"
Angel stopped talking and walking when she heard voices. Nick
bumped into her and listened as well. It was Kevin and Sheridan's
voices but they sounded…weird.
Angel walked slowly
into her living room and turned to face the TV. Her eyes went
wide and her hands went to her mouth. She called Nick over with
her hand and then pointed at the TV. Nick was so confused when
he heard moaning then noticed what was playing on the screen
in front of him. The couple was frozen; neither could tear their
eyes away from the screen.
"Oh my God.
He really does have that tattoo." Angelina whispered.
Nick turned to face
her, "Seriously? That is the first fucking thing you notice!"
Her cheeks turned
pink, "Well, it was right there. …..couldn't miss it. Would
you have preferred I commented on his..."
Nick held up his
hand to stop her from saying what he really didn't want her
to say out loud. "You win. You made your point." The
couple resumed watching the TV. Neither of them paid much attention
to A.J. joining them.
A.J. had been sitting
in the girl's parking lot after he dropped off MaryBeth at her
apartment. They had talked for a bit but it didn't help A.J.
feel any better. He also was not feeling so good now that he's
'high' was slowly subsiding. He didn't feel like asking MaryBeth
for any help and he didn't feel comfortable enough to ask if
he could stay at her place. He was afraid to go home alone feeling
he may relapse more than he already had. It was close to 5:30AM
when he pulled into a familiar parking lot and just sat in his
car and put his head against his window while closing his eyes.
The lights from Nick's
headlights shined directly into A.J.'s car waking him up. A.J.
was thrilled when he saw his friend's truck. He waited until
he saw the couple entering the apartment before deciding he
wanted their company. Rubbing his hands through his face and
hair to wake him up, he followed the same steps the couple took.
With the two of them
in the shower, neither of Sheridan or Kevin heard Nick and Angel
come in with A.J. right behind them. Angel moseyed to Sheridan's
bedroom door to find it open. Both Nick and she peered into
the room. The room was empty. Hearing the water running in the
bathroom Angel approached the closed door. She placed her hand
on the knob and began to turn it only to have Nick stop it.
"Yo, stop. Kevin's
wallet and keys are on Sheridan's nightstand."
turned the knob. "I have to talk to Sheridan."
"Ah, ah, they're
probably both in there naked." Nick stuttered slightly
not really wanting to drum up any more imagery on that idea.
"I don't care,"
Angel began to turn the knob again. "I've already seen
Kevin naked." She noticed the two figures under the shower
and realized she could wait to talk to them when they were done.
She quietly shut the door and walked back to her living room
"Man, he has
some moves. I'll have to ask him to show me how to do that."
A.J.'s grin was almost as large as his head.
"Man, for a
tall guy, I never… thought he would… wow… be able… to… you know...."
Angel commented along with A.J. focused on the screen for ten
seconds. Nick reached around them and slammed the power switch.
"It was just
gettin' good," A.J. moaned and battled Nick for the button.
Nick reached around
and grabbed the cord on the back of the television. He yanked
it out of the wall. "Knock it off." Nick couldn't
figure what was more upsetting to him; the fact that Angel seemed
to be hooked on watching it or the fact that A.J. was making
something dirty out of it.
Kevin spoke loudly as he rushed towards them with a towel around
his waist. Water ran down his body and dripped on the floor.
The crew of three
caught a flash of Sheridan whizzing across the hallway into
her room. Her bedroom door slammed.
Angel bubbled as she took in the sight of a wet and nearly naked
Backstreet Boy that wasn't Nick.
Nick groaned and held the end of the cord up for Kevin to see
while he studied Angel's reaction to Kevin standing in front
"I love you
bro," Kevin groaned and turned around. He went straight
into Sheridan's room and shut the door.
"You suck Nick,"
both Angel and A.J. groaned for different reasons.
Not one comment was
made as Kevin and Sheridan rejoined the group about the tape
or their morning extra-curricular activity. The clock on the
microwave indicated it was 6:47AM as Kevin reached for another
cup of coffee. "So, what brings you three over here at
an ungodly hour?" Kevin noticed A.J. was dressed for an
evening out while the other couple was dressed ready for bed.
A.J. didn't want Kevin to figure out he fell off the wagon last
night and muttered he was just getting in from last night.
Nick and Angel glanced
over at A.J. with a questioning glance. Angel bluntly asked,
"Did you stay
A.J. began to feel a bit paranoid and began to panic; he began
twisting his shirt sleeve, "I did stay with her for awhile"
not really indicating how long ago he actually left. "I
noticed Nick's truck as I was driving and decided to follow
you guys." A.J. shrugged his shoulders as if it was no
Kevin eyed his tattooed
friend, "Uh huh." Kevin noticed the look that passed
between the younger couple and knew something had happened last
night or early this morning, but now was not the time to bring
Each went their separate
ways for the day but agreed to meet at the apartment for dinner.
A.J. as usual had horned his way in. Kevin shook his head, "Won't
you feel like a third wheel?"
A.J. grinned, "Just
your training wheel in the porno world, Kev."
Kevin probably would
have smacked him but he was preoccupied with watching Sheridan.
Kevin had stopped
and picked up take out on his way back to the girls' apartment.
Nick was going to meet him there after he finished up at the
recording studio. Kevin hit the same restaurant he had the last
time he dined with Sheridan in such a fashion. He was in the
mood for home cooking and knew he wasn't going to get it tonight,
plus it was well known Sheridan didn't know how to cook.
Nick, Angel, Kevin,
Sheridan and A.J. went over the filming notes for the day with
Howie and Brian on speakerphone. After the film business was
wrapped up, Sheridan and Kevin reviewed what they needed as
far as Kevin's personal business. Kevin didn't seem to mind
bringing it up in front of the group as the two of them talked
back and forth with each other. The business end of things was
wrapped when Angel flicked the radio on that rested on the counter.
"Anybody want to watch a movie?" A.J. tipped his soda
bottle back and grinned behind it. He smiled at Angel who was
all for it by the smirk on her face. Unfortunately, he was on
the receiving end of glares from the men in the room. Sheridan
bit her bottom lip and froze mid sip of her wine. "Just
kidding." A.J. chuckled as the girl's apartment phone rang.
showed as her shoulders sagged while she answered the phone.
"Hi Dad," she groaned into the phone.
They watched as Angel's
eye dilated and her mouth fell open. "No dad, I swear I'm
not getting married." Angel looked at Kevin as if she was
going to punch him she was so mad. Angelina pulled the phone
away from her ear and mouthed to Sheridan, "What am I going
Nick gave Kevin a
death glare causing Kevin to drop his head; he felt bad that
his comment was affecting Angel's family, and not in a positive
her shoulders and didn't understand why both Nick and Angel
were staring at Kevin like they were pissed at him. The tension
in the room grew and Sheridan noticed Kevin's demeanor changed
as well. He looked guilty.
Sheridan got up and
turned down the radio to low. Angelina had been on the phone
for the past ten minutes with her parents. A.J. had taken his
leave, begging off the family drama, saying he had enough of
his own. He was feeling extremely tired and needed to catch
"Dad, tell Mom
to stop crying. It's just like Nick explained to you. You're
hearing a rumor that has been blown out of proportion."
Angelina took a sip of wine straight from the bottle.
Kevin stood back
and shook his head as he watched it played out. Nick felt bad
for Angel. She had to explain her life from pages in a magazine.
I'll let Nick know you like his taste in jewelry," Angel
rolled her eyes. "I keep telling you it's not an engagement
ring. Would you like Nick to tell you himself? He's home."
Angelina was quiet as her mother and father spoke again.
screamed, "I didn't it mean it like that! This is not his
home; Nick has his own home." Angel was pacing around the
apartment with her wine bottle in hand until her mom said something
to stop her in her tracks.
"He did? Why…
Oh Lord, why would he care?..............No, I'm not calling
him. I don't need to explain myself to him anymore…" Nick
could sense Angelina was getting irritated, as did Sheridan.
Kevin was clueless,
"Who is Angel referring to 'him' as?"
Sheridan's eyes were
glued to Angel; she answered Kevin without evening moving a
muscle, "My money's on Joey."
Nick was feeling
jealous at the mention of Angel's ex but had no idea why. Nick
knew Angel had no intentions of getting back together with him.
May be realizing that her life will be in magazines all across
the US was a bit eerie for Joey to comprehend. Nick wanted to
keep Angel all to himself.
"I love you
both too. I'm doing fine. Don't worry. Good bye." Angelina
plopped down in the chair closing her eyes.
Nick still had an
uneasy feeling knowing Angel's ex was trying to get in touch
with her. He walked into Angel's bedroom and noticed she had
scarves draped over her bedroom headboard, candles lit and massage
lotion on the bedside table. All feelings of jealousy were erased.
He grabbed a pair of his pajama bottoms and went to take a shower.
Angel turned up the
stereo when she heard the faint words to With or Without You
playing quietly in the background.
Kevin watched as
Nick helped himself to a beer as he walked into the bathroom.
Seconds later, Kevin heard the shower running. "Does he
always do that?"
"The past week
or so, yeah. I think he finally feels comfortable here."
Angelina sat down in her beanbag chair with a thud, careful
not to spill her wine, as her head bopped to the chorus.
"Half his clothes
are here. Do you do his laundry for him too?" Kevin's face
But we share the workload. Neither one of us has much time lately.
You know that." Angelina put down the bottle and began
playing imaginary drums.
Kevin stared at Angelina.
"Would you like me to get you a glass?"
"Thanks anyways, I'm almost done." Looking down the
hallway towards the bathroom door, she realized the shower was
Kevin sat back and
watched the girls unwind. Nick walked out of the bathroom, throwing
his used clothes in Angel's room while passing by. "Anybody
need another drink?"
"Ya better bring
your other half a wine glass and a new wine bottle to open."
Kevin became even more disenchanted with the couple. He wanted
some time with Sheridan in her territory. When Sheridan was
at home, she wasn't half as nervous especially after what went
down the last twenty-four hours.
"Merlot or Chardonnay,
Angel," Nick asked from the kitchen.
please. It should be in the door of the fridge." Nick peered
into the refrigerator and realized Angel had chocolate covered
strawberries and whipped cream. Dirty thoughts ran through his
mind for what was in store for them later.
As Nick balanced
the glass, bottle, corkscrew and his own beer, the phone rang
again causing him to almost drop part of his load. "Jesus."
Kevin eyed his younger
band mate, "What's got you all jumpy?"
Nick replied awkwardly. He couldn't stop thinking about why
Joey called Angelina's parents while in the shower and hearing
the phone ring only made him think it may be him trying to call
Sheridan had jumped
up to retrieve the receiver, "Hel-………..Oh Hi Mom-….No Angel's
not getting mar-……." Sheridan couldn't get a word in edgewise.
She looked over at the three eyes now staring at her.
"What's she saying?"
Sheridan pulled the
phone up over her head so her mother couldn't hear her, whispering,
"She's wondering why she wasn't invited to the wedding;
why I didn't tell her about the wedding; when the hell did Nick
ask Seamus for his permission."
Kevin let out a chuckle
thinking it was pretty funny how upset Mrs. Anderson was about
the news on Angelina. "Can you imagine what they'll be
like when this happens to you?" There was no 'if this happens.'
Sheridan froze. The
realization that she was now dating Kevin, much like Angelina
dating Nick, was about to be made public through rag magazines,
TV shows and her entire family would know regardless to the
fact she wanted to keep it a secret.
that, that was just Angelina." Sheridan shot a look to
Kevin and raised her hand to her lips, indicating with one finger
to be quiet. "Yeah, she does sound manly sometimes."
Angelina shot her
a 'what the fuck' look. Nick leaned down and gave her a kiss
on her forehead whispering, "You don't act manly. At least
your curves are in the right place."
that's all. She'll be fine." Sheridan now grabbed the open
bottle from the table and took a swig. "Oh hi daddy……Angelina
is fine……yes, I'm keeping an eye on her." Sheridan rolled
her eyes, "Yes daddy, I know I'm older and know better."
Sheridan smacked her forehead with the palm of her hand.
Nick whispered into
Angelina's ear, "Why don't we go into your room? We don't
need to hear this."
Angelina walked towards
Sheridan and whispered into the phone, "I'm going to bed.
Goodnight Mr. and Mrs. Anderson." Nick walked into Angelina's
bedroom and began taking his clothes off.
laughing, "Okay mom, I'll let her know she's getting a
special care package."
Angelina walked into
her room and put her CD player on her stereo hearing Madonna's
Erotica through the speakers; she raised the volume up a bit
to ensure Sheridan and Kevin wouldn't hear everything. Angelina
took off her clothes, leaving on her lace bra and panties when
she realized she needed supplies from the frig. Nick admired
his girlfriend's body with a desire he had not felt with past
girlfriends. Before she left, she blindfolded Nick and told
him to stay on the bed.
"What are you
doing, Angel?" Nick questioned completely in a state of
anticipation. He was feeling so many different emotions; he
wished he had something to help calm him down.
Angelina opened her
bedroom door and walked into the kitchen. Sheridan was still
on the phone with her parents and Kevin was just watching TV
waiting for her to get off. Kevin let out a low growl then whistled
when he noticed Angelina; she winked at him while Sheridan kicked
him. "Goddammit" he cursed.
"Oh that, it
was something on TV." Sheridan stomped into her bedroom
and closed the door.
Kevin noticed the
glow coming from Angelina's bedroom knowing there must be quite
a few candles lit. "I'll lock up; we're heading to bed
too. Be careful you two. And don't start a fire in there, okay?
As she balanced the
strawberries, wine and whipped cream, Angelina smiled at Kevin,
"Don't worry, we won't. And I'll leave him in one piece."
And with that, she shut her bedroom door with her foot.
Once inside, she
instructed Nick to lie down on his back. Butterflies consumed
Nick; he was actually nervous, especially after hearing what
she said to Kevin. "Whatcha doin'?"
Or rather, you'll feel." Angel giggled as she picked up
a candle and let the hot wax drip on Nick's chest.
Nick yelled out and relaxed when he felt Angelina blowing air
on the wax. "I don't have enough chest hair for a waxing
Angel." Nick brought his hands up to hold onto Angel's
hips as she sat on Nick's thighs.
"Nah, I could
pluck the few you have with my fingers. Now, stop talking and
open your mouth."
"Because I said
so!" Angelina said with authority in her voice. She was
going to be domineering tonight - it had been awhile.
Nick's voice raised an octave.
"Are you nervous,
Nick?" Angelina sat back and watched Nick squirm. He looked
like he wasn't enjoying himself.
"No, just don't
like not knowing."
"I can stop
Nick. I don't want you to be uncomfortable. I'd thought this
would be exciting for you but I can tell it's definitely not
your thang." Angel stressed the last word hoping Nick would
laugh about it.
In a soft voice,
Nick confessed, "I'm a little bit excited, but I'm also
a whole lotta nervous. I've never been blind-folded before."
"Would you like
me to tie you up and take off the blindfold?" Angelina
thought maybe that would be better.
"No, let me
see how long I can last with the blindfold."
"Do you trust
"Of course I
"Then you need
to let go and put a little faith in me."
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