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tossed the keys to the car to Angel, "You drive."
occasion?" she went to the driver's side and unlocked the
"I'm so glad
I passed muster with the great one." Sheridan threw her
briefcase in the backseat.
"See, I knew
this would happen. You're taking it personally now." Angelina
had to call her on it, if she didn't, every little thing Kevin
did, she would hear about from Sheridan. Sheridan always walked
the fine line with Kevin in their stories, she either hated
him or loved him. Right now, she was on the wrong side of the
line if they were going to work together.
Leaning back in the
seat, Sheridan lit a cigarette. "I don't get it with him.
I'm really confused. I think I have the real man mixed up with
my fantasy man. My vision is being played with."
As they drove out
of the parking lot, they continued their conversation. "Or
he is playing you."
Sheridan turned towards the window and blew the smoke out.
you, I can tell." Angel drove along and then turned on
the radio. Of all things to come on, Backstreet's, "I want
it that way."
Closing her eyes
from the headache that had started, Sheridan knew she had to
call Tom when they got home. The rest of the drive was spent
listening to the radio and quietly singing along to Elton John
Sheridan went straight
to the phone and Angel frowned, "He's your lover not your
girlfriend. You can talk to me, I'm starting to get jealous
"You don't make
me feel the same way he does." Sheridan grabbed the phone
and headed to her room.
"No shit on
that one, I'd probably do a better job." Angel began looking
for something to munch on.
"I doubt it,
you don't have the tongue for the job," Sheridan laughed.
Angel faked shock,
"Kevin does, or at least you thought he did." Sheridan
slammed the door shut as she went into her room. "Life
sucks," Angel picked up the apartment that looked like
a tornado had come through it.
Truth be told, she
was staying up late, half out of habit and half hoping that
Nick might call again. When the phone rang she jumped for it.
Checking the time, she smiled. "Eleven o'clock. Do you
know where your children are?" Picking up the phone, she
Nick was giggling.
"How was the
rest of the meeting since the supreme leader cut us loose early?"
Nick rolled his eyes.
Kevin had barked
and yelled at him for twenty minutes over his behavior, then
Nick laughed. He was lectured on the fact that they were fans,
fanfic writers, and the kind of bad image they could bring to
them. He explained to Nick and the rest of the guys about sexual
harassment in the workplace, etc. etc. etc.
Nick thought he would
go on forever but Howie shut him up when he said, "Kevin,
This is about you not having control over us anymore or this
project, get over it."
I was a bad boy," Nick snickered into the receiver.
Angel broke out in
laughter, loud enough to cause Sheridan to wake up, open her
door, and for her to yell 'shut up' at Angel. "Ooops,"
Kevin, 'don't wake me up,' 'don't mess with me,' 'do as I say.'
I've heard it for years." Nick walked around his
condo picking up dirty clothes and throwing them into the laundry
basket, basketball style.
"Yeah they have
some qualities that are similar," thinking about their
personalities. "So now that Oscar the Grouch isn't staring
at you, what did you need Sunday night?"
wanted to talk to you," Nick was biting his bottom lip,
"I spent the day with my brother, talking about stuff and
I wanted to get a female perspective on some things."
Shocking Angel almost
speechless temporarily, she finally answered, "And you
wanted to talk to me?"
okay isn't it? I mean, I feel comfortable talking to you."
"Oh Nick, that's
fine. I'd be happy to give you a female perspective. I just
figured, never mind." Angel pulled the comforter around
her and snuggled into her pillows.
"No, tell me.
What were you thinking?" Nick asked as he crawled into
about what Kevin said, he's right you know. We are fans of yours
who somehow got ourselves mixed up in this bizarre situation
and now we are working for you." Angel took a sip of her
water, "And in all honesty, I just didn't think you would
think of us in any other way."
Now Nick was speechless,
"Some of the guys may, but I don't," biting his bottom
lip, he continued, "Especially when it comes to talking
Smiling through the
phone, "So what did you and Aaron talk about?"
After an hour of
talking about his family, Nick and Angel said goodnight.
Waking up with a
smile on her face, Angel rolled out of bed and headed to the
bathroom. The door was closed and she knew Sheridan was in there.
Walking back to the kitchen, Angel poured herself a cup of coffee.
Sheridan walked towards
the coffee pot dressed and getting ready to go to work. "So,
how late were you up with Nick last night?"
I got lots of sleep last night and am ready to face the day.
I'll meet you tonight at the office."
car is at the shop. The shop closes before you get out of work.
How do you plan to get to the meeting?" Sheridan was beginning
to rant, "You can not be late again or Kevin will have
a ride with a friend, don't worry." Angelina said as she
walked down the hallway to the bathroom. "Have a good day
at work. See you tonight." Angel disappeared behind the
what she's up to?" shrugging, she looked at her watch.
"Shit!" Sheridan raced out the door, now she was running
late for work.
Sheridan walked into
her office tiptoeing as quietly as she could. The last thing
she needed was to hear Tom's voice saying, 'You're late again.'
After an hour of
sitting behind her desk, Tom peeked his head in, "Hey you.
Are you free for lunch?" Sheridan twirled around in her
chair, "I'm starving, but I think the only place I can
get what I want is at your place."
Tom's face went blank,
but he shook his head, "Um…Okay. What do you want
exactly?" trying his best to smile.
She simply replied,
"You." Grinning she twirled around and began to finish
up the claims report she needed to send out express mail.
I'll be back at 12:30 to get you."
'Oh, I'll bet money
I'll be coming again,' Sheridan laughed in her mind.
In the meantime at
the restaurant Kim and Angel were having another conversation.
"See you tomorrow
Angel," Kim said as Angel was leaving through the back
door. Jumping around with a scream, "Ahh….don't DO
that," Angel said while laughing, "I hate when you
Kim said with a smirk. "Where's your car? I didn't see
it when I pulled in this afternoon."
"It died on
my way to a meeting last night. It's at Sunny's shop getting
fixed. I'll pick it up tomorrow before work." Angel looked
around the parking lot nervously. She didn't want Kim to see
who was picking her up.
"Kim, new party
at table 24 and your food is up for table 30," shouted
their Manager. "Gotta go, talk to you tomorrow Angel."
Angel said with a sigh of relief. Suddenly, she heard a car
slowly pulling around the restaurant.
the male voice asked.
With a smile, Angelina
hopped around to the passenger's side of the car and got in,
"Yup. And I already ate dinner too so Mr. Crankypants won't
get his panties in a wad."
Nick looked over
at Angel and laughed.
Nick for the ride to this meeting. I appreciate it."
"Not a problem,"
Nick replied while grinning, "Besides, I wouldn't want
Sheridan to get mad at you for making her late again."
no, we wouldn't want that to happen."
Walking into the
conference room, Angelina noticed all the rest of the boys were
there, including Gene. She walked over to what she considered,
'her seat' and began her normal ritual of getting set up for
the meeting. Flipping off her sneakers, she sat Indian style
while combing her hair up in a ponytail.
"Are you comfortable?"
Kevin asked while eyeing her appearance.
you." He continued to stare at Angel as he watched her
booting up her laptop. Giving him the eye back, "Is there
anything else I can help you with Kevin?"
came out in a southern drawl.
staring. Take a picture, it lasts longer." Angel was a
bit pissed off at Kevin after hearing what Nick told her Kevin
Shocked, Kevin was
embarrassed at what she had said to him. Gene noticing the tension
building tried to change the subject, "So Angel, where
Looking at her Hello
Kitty watch, "She should be here any minute." Angelina
replied with her head back in front of her computer screen.
Kevin licked his
lips, "So, where's your dinner tonight?"
Lifting her head
slowly, glaring at him Angelina replied, "I already ate
since you made such a big deal about it last night Kevin."
"Guess she told
you," A.J. said quietly.
The dinging of the
elevator let everyone know Sheridan had arrived, "Good
evening Gentlemen, Angel." Taking her seat, Sheridan quickly
got herself situated taking out her pen and pad.
Gene wasn't sure
how the dynamics of this group was going to work, "I was
thinking we could begin tonight by the boys going over one scene
they would like to have more interpretation on how you envisioned
it to be."
Howie was smirking
thinking he would love to know how the girls interpreted his
sleeping around with women. As if Kevin could read his mind,
he spoke up, "I would like to understand how I am suppose
to ask out my research assistant for a first date without crossing
that ethical line of mixing business with pleasure?"
then blinked again turning towards Angelina, "Angel, would
you like to explain to Mr. Casanova how he is suppose to seduce
a young, attractive woman?"
As Angelina began
to giggle, Brian dropped his head smirking knowing full well
she was going to somehow insult his cousin, not that Sheridan
hadn't taken the initial shot to begin with.
Angelina stood up,
took off her jogging suit jacket, leaving only a white baby
V-neck tee, and began to walk around the conference room. "One
of the many attributes of graduate students as well as professors
is the fact that the obvious things in life, escape them. Envision
a beautiful woman, intelligent and witty, with no common sense."
Leaning over Kevin from his right side, "This is the kind
of woman you need to seduce. A clueless woman who doesn't understand
that if you were to brush a lose hair from her face and place
it around her ear, that it was to mean something." Angelina
walked some more, her arms animated in the air as she kept on
A.J. noticed her
belly piercing and spoke out "Is that a cross in your navel?"
Angel stopped and
looked at A.J. wondering what the hell he was talking about.
her thoughts, "Yes A.J. Now can we let Angel finish helping
Kevin understand his woman's character?" Sheridan had been
in a foul mood ever since lunch and this discussion wasn't helping
Sheepishly A.J. mumbled,
Now that A.J. had
brought it up, Nick was staring at Angel's navel area trying
to make out the cross. At that particular moment he was more
interested in her jewelry rather than the script.
Kevin was listening
intently to Angelina's description of "his" woman.
Suddenly he asked, "Which actress do you think could play
Sheridan's eyes wandered
around the room, watching the men looking pensive as each one
thought of someone who could fill, 'her' role. Licking her lips
with a grin, she noticed Nick staring at Angel's tummy. Angel
was completely clueless to her audience.
As she was leaning
on Brian's chair, which was next to Nick's and across from Kevin's,
she looked lost in thought. "I know," Angel jumped
up and down, "How about someone like Jamie Pressly?"
Kevin gave her a
crazy look, "Who?"
Frowning, Angel replied
"Jaime Pressly. She's an actress on the WB show Jack and
Jill? She also starred in some movies, 'Poison Ivy 3' and 'Can't
A.J.'s eyes lit up,
"Oh I know her. Didn't she pose for Playboy?"
Angel smiled, "Yes,
Kevin blinked several
times wondering internally where this conversation was going.
All he knew was that he wanted to get Sheridan involved in it
too. He hadn't heard a peep out of her. "What do you think
about it and then asked Angelina "Why did you choose Jaime
Smiling at her partner,
she answered, "For one, she's blonde. Being clueless correlates
with the hair color," Suddenly feeling Brian's eyes staring
at her, she quickly replied looking at him "Of course,
that's not true for all blondes, bottled or not." He gave
her a smile and waved her off. "She's also a very beautiful
woman with a killer body who is very confident in her appearance.
She appears to have had sexual experience yet she can give off
the impression of being shy. I would say Gwynth Paltrow is another
candidate, but she doesn't strike me as experienced in sexual
situations not too mention we can't afford her."
"Spare the vine,"
Kevin grumbled; he was angry enough over this shit. He had wanted
a dowdy geek student who would blossom under his sexual prowess.
Frowning, Angel replied
dryly, "Well Kevin, what are YOUR specifications?"
Kevin liked this
conversation of sexual experience Angel was describing. He wanted
to hear more of what she had to say. "So, you think I need
someone who is experienced, sexually?"
"Yes I do,"
Angelina's head bobbled around.
"Well, I don't. I want someone who is inexperienced and
clueless. As an assistant, I want to be able to teach her."
Staring at him, Angel
replied blankly, "Fine. I can understand if a sexually
experienced woman intimidates you. After all, this is your first
film, and showing how you seduce females on film may make it
difficult for you to…to…how can I say it?"
means is we will be happy to work with the characteristics you
prefer in your lover." Sheridan was afraid to hear what
words would come out of Angel's mouth next.
Walking back around
behind Kevin's chair, Angel leaned down to his left side and
asked, "Since we don't know how you prefer to seduce a
woman, could you give us your take on a first date with your
research assistant, and future colleague who you would like
herself in her seat. She was horny as hell as it was, hearing
how Kevin would seduce his woman would send her over the top.
Howie and A.J. adjusted
themselves as well both having flashbacks of Angelina at the
night club. Brian couldn't help but notice Angel's cleavage
as she was leaning down and Nick now found a new area on Angel's
body to stare at.
Gene was sitting
there highly amused at the scene unfolding in front of him.
Sexual energy was bouncing off the walls.
Kevin slowly turned
his head towards Angel smirking, "Well, I would invite
her to a nice restaurant for dinner. I would pick her up from
her house. We would discuss our musical tastes over a nice bottle
of wine. Depending on the weather, we would walk to a nice Bohemian
coffee house that played live music for some coffee and dessert.
A place where we could have a little quiet conversation and
a chance to get to know one another. I would get touchy-feely
by holding her hand, wrapping my arm around her shoulders."
Angelina was nodding
her head as if she agreed with his tactics, "That could
Kevin looked up at
her and continued, "Then I'd take her home. The first date
I wouldn't expect anything more than a kiss."
"If we are going
with a clueless assistant, that's about all you're going to
get," Sheridan replied nastily. Realizing the tone in her
voice, she quickly softened, "Maybe you could tease her
into getting what you want."
Putting his head
in his hands, Kevin asked "Tease her how Sheridan?"
looked to Angel, who had a big smile on her face, "I don't
know exactly, sex is Angel's department." Six sets of eyes
turned towards Angel, waiting for a response. 'Ha, ha,' Sheridan
laughed in her head.
Sucking in her cheek
while contemplating how she would answer this, Angel answered
as honestly as she could, from experience. "There are many
ways to make a woman want you and in the most subtle ways too.
First, you could just lean over and quietly whisper in her ear.
Usually, the closeness of your breath in her ear while cause
a slight tremor in her body. Then there's the reaching around
and pulling her hair out of its clip, assuming she has her hair
up, and letting your fingers run through her hair, letting it
cascade around her face and through your fingers. Touching her
lower back as you lead her where you want her to go. The softest
touches make a girl tingle throughout her body."
Kevin began to shift
in his seat, he couldn't believe what Angel was saying, looking
over to Sheridan, he caught the look in her eyes and knew she
was becoming frustrated with this conversation too. "Turning
the A/C up in your car will cause a reaction in her nipples.
As they harden, they become overly sensitive and the smallest
of touches on any part of her body, such as her knee for instance,
can…." Angel was becoming much more comfortable with each
scenario as she spoke.
Gene couldn't take
any more and interrupted, "Well Angel, those are some very
good suggestions. Kevin, are you satisfied with some of her,
A.J. was quite impressed
with Angel's outspoken language. He began to laugh when he realized
she had made everyone in the room horny.
Kevin's glare made
his laugh turn into a choking cough. "Yes Gene, we will
just have to work on getting passed the ethical part of this
relationship. It's a major part of the plot of the story and
needs to be addressed in a serious manner."
else want questions answered?" Sheridan did her best to
avoid Kevin's eyes. A
hand on hers stopped her, the feeling of him touching her forced
her to look at the person touching her.
"Did you have
a bad day?"
Sucking in all the
air she could, she smiled. What could she tell him? That Tom
had taken her back to his apartment and they had lunch, even
though she wasn't really hungry for food, it was Tom that she
wanted. The conversation in this meeting might have set her
vision back on track, she would know more when she went home
later. "No, but lunch was not as good as I had planned."
Angel coughed to
hide the laughter that bubbled out on her by accident.
"I'm sorry to
hear that," Kevin had a look of genuine caring on his face.
"So am I,"
she smiled back not letting on to what she was really talking
Kevin pulled his
hand away when Gene began to go down a list of things that needed
to be done.
Gene did a run down
of the meetings that would be necessary while Kevin was gone.
They would look for locations to do the exterior scenes because
the budget called for the filming to stay local. They were in
the process of finding a director.
"Next week set
construction will begin for the basic interior shots. I won't
be here." Kevin's surly look went straight to Gene.
"I'm sorry Kevin
but you understood when you took this project on that you had
other obligations. We cannot stop production or these meetings
simply because you are not here. We will do some tele-conferencing
with you when it is necessary. Due to the time difference, we
will have to do them on the days that you are off."
know my taste."
"Sure we do
Tarzan," Sheridan's hands flew to her mouth to cover what
she had just said.
"Spare the vine,"
Kevin grumbled; he was angry enough over this shit. He had wanted
a sexy virgin not a school marm. He was almost sure he had lost
Sheridan judged that the controlling Kevin was going ape-shit
on the inside. "If you have any preferences as far as what
you want your apartment or office to look like on the set, make
a list and we'll do what we can." Sheridan closed her eyes
not wanting to see if she had soothed him any.
"You'd do that?"
he questioned her as his eyebrows formed into one.
we'll do that. We can talk about some of the sets in tomorrow's
meeting." Sheridan looked at all of them. "Now let's
wrap this up, I'm tired and I want to go home."
The meeting continued
until almost midnight, which meant Angel wouldn't be getting
a call from Nick tonight.
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