Hard Rock was quiet that February night in Toronto.
It was getting late and the concert was over. The DJ
was playing tunes for the small group of women in the
back of the bar. They were huddled around the tall
tables not to far from the raised VIP section. The
women were in their late twenties to their mid thirties
he guessed and they were wound up like nothing he had
only other guy in the place other than workers had come
into the bar with the 5'2" brunette. She was talking
to the entire group. The gentleman was standing 10
feet back from the group just watching them.
DJ just kept staring they weren't listening anyway.
All of the women sat intently listening to the short
woman. He couldn't believe it but not one of them would
take their eyes off of her. Not one person was speaking;
they just sat there mesmerized by her words.
The gentleman standing back picked his head up, caught
the DJ staring at the group, and just smiled. The DJ
grinned, loaded the CD changer and walked to the bar.
The gentleman couldn't really blame him for taking a
break. He thought hell, he could have left and they
wouldn't have noticed. Nope this group was not interested
in anything but her. A couple of more rounds and they
would be toasted and he could go to bed.
He was relaxed and just watching, but still alert.
The two bartenders and the DJ were chatting. He heard
a phone ring at the other end of the bar. The bartender
walked down and picked it up. The bartender searched
around the bar and nodded. He looked at the women and
counted them. He then repeated the number into the
Phone and hung up. Stevie immediately went into defense
mode. He moved up a couple of feet to a tall table
with a stool and sat.
Stevie watched the barmaid go to the girls and take
an order. She came over to him and asked him if he
needed anything. He asked what the ladies had ordered
to drink. She told him, he knew now she was drinking
to get drunk. She was having a blast and the shots
would pay her back in the morning. He asked the barmaid
if it would be too much trouble for a cup of coffee.
She smiled, "No problem.”
returned the smile, "It's gonna be a long night."
keep your cup full all night,” she stated. "That
group looks like they could be a serious handful,” she
grinned back at her.
has them wound so tight, they don't even know the rest
of us are here?" the barmaid asked.
easy they went to the BSB concert," he snickered.
smirked back, "That explains it. I'll be right
back with your coffee." Then she walked back to
Watching her walk, he thought if he hadn't been working
that might be something to pursue. Stevie jumped at
the sudden movement behind him and was kicking himself
in the ass for not paying attention. As he slowly turned
he recognized the faces of the Backstreet Boys as they
walked through the door and took the table directly
He turned back and looked to the ladies, then back to
the gentlemen seated above him. The smaller blonde
nodded back. He looked at each of them and figured
they were no threat to her, but this could be fun.
The barmaid returned with his coffee after dropping
off a tray laden with shots to the ladies and taking
an order for the boys.
A few minutes passed. From above him he heard "Holy
Shit! They’re getting hammered big time.” A small
chuckle came out of the rest of them.
The women were so engrossed listening to the brunette
they didn't even notice their idols sneak in, order,
and get their drinks.
Stevie heard the youngest one say, "Shit they don't
even know we're here."
tattooed one spoke up, "What's the matter Nick,
your ego can't take it."
Stevie tried to suppress his laugh as best he could
with no luck. Good Lord if they only knew what was
going on over there they would be out of here in a flash.
Stevie felt a tap on his shoulder and turned to see
A.J. leaning over the bar rail. "What's so funny
big guy?” Stevie just looked at him, "Nothing."
Nick asked "Do you know them?"
"What are they talking about that so interesting?”
Stevie just shrugged his shoulders, he couldn't think
fast enough. What the hell could he say to him? They
are talking about you guys and knowing her most likely
sex. Shit, shit, shit, think stupid, think, went screaming
through his brain.
Stevie turned to him and posed a question. "Do
you ever go on the internet?"
yeah, all the time I love it!” Nick exclaimed.
Kevin spoke up "ALL the time, shit you have a game
paddle in one hand and your mouse in the other."
"Yeah, well you have been on it an awful lot lately,"
Stevie stood back and watched the friendly banter go
back and forth between the guys. They all were whining
that Nick and Kevin spent way too much time on the internet.
Brian got up and excused himself saying he was tired.
A.J. told him that he was just a chicken shit afraid
of being caught out. Brian flashed a grin, "You
betcha," as he left.
Nick turned to Stevie, "Hey, why did you ask me
Stevie answered Nick's question with another one. "Do
you ever read the fan fic stuff?"
Nick's face blushed. A.J. choked on an ice cube. Howie
was grinning from ear to ear. Kevin was laughing out
loud. Nick answered Stevie with a, "Yeah man!"
and Stevie chuckled.
Howie turned to Stevie smiling. "If A.J. was just
a fraction of what they make him out to be he'd be dead."
"Shit Howie you’re always somebody's brother or
best friend you never get a piece," A.J. chuckled
Kevin never said a word he just stared at his glass
in his hand. Nick burst out in a fit of giggles, "I
know what you’re thinking about."
"Shut up Nick!" came out of Kevin.
Looking at A.J. Nick said to him, "I sent him this
fic I found about him written by some chick named Kaylin.
It drove him nuts it was hitting way to close to the
Nick smiled and looked at Kevin. Kevin had such a grip
on the glass his knuckles were white. Nick figured
Kevin was imagining that was his throat.
Kevin's eyes were closed and the only thing he could
think of was he was going to kick Nick's ass at the
first possible opportunity.
Stevie's mind was clicking a mile a minute. This was
a damn mistake. I really stirred the pot. He turned
to A.J., "That's a bunch of your fan fic writers."
A.J. just grinned and looked at Howie and Nick. "I
worship those ladies. They make me look so good."
"You should see this new one about Train this Kaylin
wrote, it was so hot it smokes your screen. I can't
wait for the next chapter," Nick announced and
then flashed Kevin a broad smile.
Kevin turned to Nick eyes narrowed and stared him down.
Nick just dropped his head and snickered.
Stevie had to fix this and fast, he looked at Nick "Why
don't you just watch for a minute and you might learn
something." Nick was definitely pissed off by
that comment judging by his reaction. Stevie looked
at Howie and Kevin who were smirking.
page © 2001 - 2005 Bronwyn
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Best Novel, Best Female Lead Character- Bronwyn, and
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