Ok I don't know the BSB, NSync and Britney spears this story is complete FICTION. Now that we have that out of the way. this will be the last chapter. The next story I will be writing will be out soon, think of it as the sequal to this story. anyway on with the story.

Several weeks had gone by since the funeral however to everyone involved it seemed like an eternity since the funeral. Everyone had been busy, Brain and Leighanne moved back to their home and were seeing counselors and joined a support group. Joey had moved into the guesthouse refusing to live in the house itself allowing Mel and Nick to live there in peace. He was slowly getting himself together one day at a time and he to was going to counseling. Howie and Chris had finished there duties as far as the will was concerned and got on with there lives and back into the music business arranging details for both there groups respective new albums. Mel and Nick were busy getting ready for their wedding which was occurring in two months in North Carolina. Kevin's mom had left for home but called everyday to check on Kevin. AJ was worried about Kevin. He had taken this worse then everyone imagined he barely functioned he was merely going through the motion of day-to-day life. It was wearing AJ down and Kevin was slipping. Every day AJ could not convince him to see a counselor instead Kev would lock himself in his study and work on group matters. Justin and Britney moved in with Lance to keep him company and help him through it.

Lance completely changed. He refuse to say Caleb's name totally refusing to speak of him and changes the subject the subject quickly when someone else brings him up. He hasn't spoken to Nick or Melissa since the funeral, not accepting her calls. He even stopped helping her plan the wedding. Just and Britney were worried. Lance began to go clubbing constantly his taste in clothes changed he went and got multiple piercing and tattoos he went totally wild. His hair was deep purple and hung down by his ears he had started to dreads some of his hair. Josh continued to be friend with Lance and supported him hoping that he would realized what he was doing before it was too late. The others were not as tolerant and were getting worried more and more every day.

"Justy I'm heading over to Mel's were going to our fitting for the dresses today if you need me I have my cell"

"Ok Britney, I'm going out with Lance today. We have to work on the album as soon as he gets up. We have to be there by noon."

"What time did he get in this morning? " she asked

"I heard him about 4:30 am coming in, I'm surprised you didn't he is not exactly the most quiet person of late."

"I know I was tired and I started wearing ear pieces to bed"

" Smart I will have to invest in some."

Well I'm heading out talk to you later have fun getting Lance up"

"Thanks" Justin sarcastically replied

With Lance's constant clubbing he normally came in at dawn and woke up around 4 in the afternoon. He was unable to keep any schedules straight so Chris and Justin were doing their best to keep everyone going. Justin was also the one to be most responsible for Lance. He hated this part; waking Lance up was not fun. He walked down the hall to Lance's room and went in. He long ago stopped knocking the only way to get him up was to pull him out of bed and shove him in the shower. The morning routine as it were, however Justin received a shock looking in the bed. He noticed Lance in bed naked, wrapped around another guy. Justin paused for a moment with every passing second becoming more upset. Moving toward the bed he reached out and grabbed Lance and hauled his ass to the floor. Lance hit the floor hard waking both himself up and the mysterious guest.

"What the fuck Justin!"

"What?" came a reply from the young man as he jumped awake.

"Lance we have meetings today get the fuck in the shower NOW!" turning to the guy in bed "You Fuck off, here is some money for a cab as he threw some cash from his wallet at the guy."

"I'll leave but I am not a whore, keep your fucking money" the guy grabbed his clothes and left dressing himself on the way. Lance stood up and moved towards Justin "Where the fuck do you think your doing this is my house and I will do what I please."

"Then Lance you have a choice" Justin responded coolly "You can either come to work today and function like a band mate or you can continue the course your on and kill yourself" Justin turned away and walked down stairs.

" I'll be waiting Lance. I am leaving here in 45 minutes, if your not with me you can consider your self replaced" Justin was gone before Lance could respond would they really kick me out Lance thought, those bastards well I won't leave that easily, I will not go quietly. Lance storms off to the shower. Justin could here the shower turn on from where he was sitting on the stairs his head in his hands. He didn't want the day to start this way and he didn't want to threaten Lance with being kicked out. The guys decided a week ago that if the situation got any more then they would give him the ultimatum. Justin had hoped it wouldn't get like this. He picked himself up and made his way done stairs.

"Oh Melissa the gown is gorgeous its is absolutely beautiful. Caleb would have been so proud to see you"

"Thanks Brit, I miss him" small amount of tears made there way down Melissa's checks. Britney wiped then away with her hanky.

"I'm sorry Melissa I didn't mean to upset You."

"Its ok I am still going to get upset when his name is spoken but I am not going to crack, God Nicky drove me nuts the first two weeks walking on eggshells. I finally lost it and blew up at him"

"Oh my god what did he do?"

"Stood there shell shocked of course and let me rant."

"Shell shocked that sounds like Nicky"

"Shush girl. He is my Fiance you know. anyway we started talking about the past and Caleb. It helped , it still hurts but we know he is up there watching over us and making sure that our lives are safe."

"How's Joey doing?"

"He's good getting better by the day he still has his moments. I think it helps being surrounded by friends he loves the guest house he is always doing something out there fixing it up or decorating. I think its cathartic for him"

The Girls stood in silence for a moment while the seamstresses worked on the finishing touches of there dresses. The dresses were simple Melissa wanted a long white strapless slim satin gown , Britney's was similar but black satin with spaghetti straps.

"So are you going to ask about Lance you've silent for a while."

"What is there to ask about he effectively cut off all connection to me and left me hanging with the wedding what did I do to deserve this."

"Nothing Mel , he's hurting and lashing out at everyone. He's not even the same Lance anymore. He is constantly clubbing. He's got new piercing and tattoos everyday. He started wearing cloths like Caleb used to wear and his hair. I don't know what crack he was smoking but it deep purple with dreads he looks like a freak."

"I didn't realize Brit what are you and Justin doing"

"Barely keeping things together if it gets much worse the guys agreed to kick him out as sort of an ultimatum."

"Oh my god do you think it will work?"

"I hope so I really hope so."

"Ok guys were here" Justin yelled as he and Lance entered the sound booth lets get started. The rest of the guys were already there .

"Finally" Chris replied

"Hey the phone has been ringing of the wall some guy looking for Jimmy" Joey responded

"Yeah, that's me" Lance spoke up "Can I have the messages please" Lance shot his hand out to take the messages from Joey. Lance had barely said anything to Joey since the will reading well anything civil that is.

"Cool it Lance why are you giving this number so some guy and using Jimmy as your name." Josh asked

"Simple boys my name is James, Jimmy is a short for James as for the guy he's been someone I've been fucking on a somewhat regular basis. Well maybe was is a better word since Justin the watchdog threw him out this morning when he hauled me out of bed.

"What! Justin is this right" Chris asked

"Uh yeah that's why we were a little late"

"So Lance when is this going to stop" Chris demanded

"Actually it ended today"

The group of guys looked at each other confused as to what he was talking about. "Well if that's the case lets get going." Justin added

"Sorry you guys are confused , We ended today as in me and us. Justin gave me your ultimatum ship up or ship out. Well I am shipping out Consider this my resignation."

"Lance you can't" Chris cried , "Oh yes I can and I have I want nothing more to do with this group if I am going to get ultimatums."

"Lance wait we can talk this through. We are worried about and how you've Been since Caleb's death." Joey cried

"DO NOT MENTION HIS NAME" Lance screamed

"FUCK YOU LANCE!" everyone was startled not by the response but who it came from, Josh.

"Fuck you. We will not cast away the memory of one of our most dearest friends because you can't deal. Stop living in fucking limbo what are you doing is not living. Piss or get off the fucking pot, make a choice life or death, cause that's where this life is leading you to your certain death. You should get down on your knees and thank God for placing that man in your life, he was a blessing from God and now you cast that memory aside because it hurts. Well your right Lance we did give an ultimatum and thank you for your response So grab your shit and get the fuck out your no longer wanted"

Lance was speechless no one dared say anything they always tip toed around him giving into to what he wanted and Josh , he thought Josh understood he was the one that supported him through the last few weeks never pressuring him. Now his friend had let lose and left him he felt truly alone. He quickly turned around and left the studio, not slamming door nothing just quickly and quietly left.


"Look Justin not in the mood lets just finish what we started here today Lance made his choice and I made mine. I will apologize whenever he pulls his head out of his ass.

"But Lance"

"No buts Justin lets go to work"

"Justin come on call Brit and have her watch out for him" Chris added

Flashback Joey's POV

"What do you mean you don't know where he is?, how could you lose your Fiance on a vacation scoop?" I spoke

"I never lost him, he's not here with me, Joey I would have assumed you were all aware about it by now. Its been two weeks!"

"What exactly are you talking about?"

"Then you don't know ? I would have thought he had more balls then that ."


"What? Jesus Joey we broke up. He probably home."

"Wait you broke up? When ? Why?"

"After we got back from Brian and Leighanne's wedding, that whole scene with AJ and Sam . I had enough, we argued and I broke it of then I came down here to cool off"

"Then where's Caleb? I can't believe you would be so petty. You knew he still loved AJ in that he was first love way, He was marrying you not AJ."

"I really don't want to talk about it, you should check the house. He is probably there, if he hasn't moved out yet"

"The house is all closed up and no one has seen him I'm worried!"

"You worry to much he's probably pouting"

"Fine who has an extra key"

"AJ might, no surprise there huh, just ask the old boyfriend. Look I got to go, bye Joey."

The phone went dead in my hands, I pulled the phone away and stared at it confused., unsure if the entire phone conversation was real. I was concerned , someone should have heard from Caleb, Especially Mel or even Kevin. Only one thing to do I guess . Quickly I hung up the phone then began dialing Kevin and AJ's number, to see f they heard anything or if they had a key.


"Hey AJ, Its Joey, is Kev around?"

"No he stepped out to the store . Can I help or do you want me to get him to call you"

"Well actually have you heard form Caleb?"

"Nope no since the wedding I want to talk to him as well but not going to interrupt him and Lance on their romantic vacation."

"Well Caleb is not on vacation!"

"What where is ?"

"That's what I am trying to figure out"

"Doesn't Lance know, I mean they are engaged ?"

"Umm well no he doesn't. See the thing is I just talked to him in Jamaica, and it appears Caleb is not with him!"

"What? Where is he? Lance must be beside himself?"

"Actually he is having a good time apparently"


"Umm they broke up and Lance left for Jamaica. They broke up apparently right after the wedding , he hasn't seen Caleb since then, he didn't seem concerned"

"I was hoping you would have known something ."

"Oh my god after the wedding."

"Look AJ do you have a key to Caleb and Lance's"

"Umm yeah I do."

"Can you meet me over there I'm getting worried about him its not like him"

"yeah Sure, Look Kevin just walked in I'll be right over meet you there"

"Ok Bye"

Joey quickly grabbed my keys and made my way out of the door, jumping in his 4x4. Lance and Caleb lived nearby Joey would probably get there before AJ and Kevin. Joey mad his way quickly through the street barely stooping at lights and slowing down to make turns. If he wasn't careful I would probably be in an accident. He was on autopilot navigating the street before he knew it he was pulling into Lance's and Caleb's community, as he approached the house he could see Caleb's jeep in the drive

"Maybe he's home" he spoke

I didn't see AJ or key's car , just as I thought I got here first. I made his way to the door and rang the buzzer a couple of times no answer, the house was dark looked like it had been shut up for a while I was trying to pier into the window when I heard a car pull up turning I saw AJ and Kevin walk up.

"Thanks for coming guys."

"No problem I'm sure everything is ok you guys" Kevin spoke reassuringly

"I hope your right Kevin I hope your right" I said

Kevin took out his spare key and opened the door he made his way to the alarm to turn it off when he noticed the alarm wasn't on.

"That is strange the alarms off, maybe he home"

"He will be pissed if he's a sleep and we came in" Kev laughed uneasily AJ and I just started looking around

"When was they last time the window were open it smells so stale so musty"

"It smells like I don' know like something is rotting" Kevin said absentmindedly when he caught whiff of it"

AJ and I just paled. "Come on guys I didn't mean that... Caleb! Caleb!"

We made there way thought the house as Kevin shouted Caleb name he was getting more panicked maybe something was wrong. As We made there way upstairs the smell got stronger that musty damp smell. It was a sell of death. Kevin's stomach started to turn from the smell and the panic of what he may find. That when they heard it the faint sounds of a Television. We all turned to looked at each other . A small amount of relief coming over each one of them knowing that someone was in the house. I gently knocked on the door.

"Caleb you there ?" no reply

"Caleb its AJ you in there?"

We looked to one another. Their fear coming back as to why they were getting no answer . Kevin st