Disclaimer:I don't mean to imply the sexualities or sexual preferences of any of the celebrites I have mentioned in Love Brought Us Together.If anyone who is reading this has a problem with slash fiction or two people loving each other, then this is the wrong place for you to be. Lastly, this is fictional. If you don't know what it means please go look it up.
The Backstreet Boys came on TRL yesterday. Many of us thought that they were going to announce that Nick had broken his hand but they announced that AJ McLean was in Rehab. Please support them. Prove that you are a true fan and don't ditch them when they need our (fans) support.
We reached the place where we had to perform. In which place we were exactly I have no idea cause its 5:30am and I'm tired. Hell we're all tired. We were waiting to be told we could get off the bus. Brian was rubbing his eyes and talking to Howie, who looked somewhat awake. I was sitting and trying to keep my eyes open. We had been awake and waiting for over half an hour now. Kevin and Nick were sitting across from me. Kevin was sitting sideways and had wrapped his arms around Nick's waist. Nick had settled with his back against Kevin's chest and closed his eyes.
I smiled. They looked so cute together. Kevin looked at me and smiled. "Is he asleep?" I asked Kevin.
"No, I'm awake, though I wish I could sleep," Nick's soft voice said to me.
Kevin leaned down and kissed Nick's cheek. Nick smiled. Kevin laid his cheek on top of Nick's head and sighed.
A few minutes later, Lonnie came on the bus."Come on guys."
Kevin slowly released his hold on Nick and stood up. He held his hand out to Nick, who took it and stood up too. We stepped off the bus and followed Lonnie and Carl. We were at the arena of all places. Mr. Jennings had decided to call a meeting or something and wanted us all to be there.
We were not staying overnight here that's why we didn't hotel rooms. We had been peacefully sleeping in the bus when we had been woken up and told that we had to get ready to be inside soon. I sighed and ran my hand through my hair. We were led to the stage area.
I took a seat in the forth row and Kevin sat down next to me. Howie sat down in front of me in the third row. Nick and Brian were standing off to the side and talking about something. A few minutes later Nick came over and sat down next to Kevin, while Brian sat in front with Howie.
The nsync guys weren't in here yet, neither was Jennings so we had to wait. Nick laid his head on Kevin's shoulder. Kevin had his arm around Nick's shoulders and was softly talking to him about something.
I walked into the arena and looked around. The BSB's bodyguards were standing around. Howie and Brian were sitting in the third row. And AJ, Kevin and Nick were behind them in the forth row. I went and sat down next to Nick who had his eyes closed. Kevin looked at me and smiled.
Lance came in with Joey and they sat down in the second row. JC came inside followed by a sleepy Justin being held up by Mike. They too sat down in the second row because Justin needed to sit before he fell down, because of his sleepiness.
"Any idea why he wants to talk to us?" I asked Kevin, trying to keep my voice low in cause Nick was asleep.
AJ leaned in front in his seat and looked at me, "The better question is, any idea why he wants to talk to us at this hour?"
I smiled at AJ and we looked at Kevin, "Don't look at me. I don't talk to that guy anymore than I have to."
"But," Kevin said after a pause, "I will tell him that he can't hold anymore of these meetings so early."
We nodded and were silent for a few minutes.
"Nicholas, don't even try it," Kevin said warningly.
I turned to look at them. Nick opened his eyes and smiled at Kevin, who leaned forward and kissed his forehead. I looked at AJ who was grinning at them. AJ saw my confused look and shrugged. He waited for a few seconds then asked Kevin,"What did Nick do?"
"Nothing, I didn't do anything. Why do you guys always think I did something?" Nick asked innocently.
Kevin smiled and ruffled Nick's hair, then said, "He was all set to call Jerald," then he said to me, "My older brother. He and Nick are forever trying to annoy each other for the heck of it."
Nick shook his head, "I don't do anything. Jerald starts it."
"And he always tries his best to get back at Jerald. So you see what I have to put up with?" Kevin asked me with mock frustration.
AJ, Brian, Howie who had been listening and I started laughing. Nick pouted and Kevin smiled. He held up his and Nick's entwined hands and kissed Nick's hand. That simple action bought the smile back on Nick's face.
Kevin and I started talking, AJ closed his eyes and Nick was silently listening to our conversation. A little while later Nick turned and softly said something to Kevin. Kevin looked in front then looked at Nick again. He gently moved Nick's hair away from his face and stood up.
He looked at AJ, and me "Come on guys, let's go."
"Go where?" I asked.
He shrugged and held out his hand to Nick, who took it and stood up, "Go back to the bus or wherever ya'll want to go."
"Hey everyone, go back to the buses or wherever ya'll want to go," Kevin addressed everyone; in what I thought was his authority voice.
I had noticed that whenever he spoke to Nick, he spoke softly, with a lot of love and tenderness in his voice.
"Jennings isn't coming for the meeting?" Joey asked, a hint of irritation in his voice.
Kevin sighed and ran his hand through his hair, "Honestly, I don't really care if he comes or not. He told us to be here and he's made us wait for over half an hour. If any of ya'll want to wait for him then go ahead. I'm just saying its better to go back to sleep cause most of us need it."
JC sighed wearily, "But won't he get mad if we don't wait?"
Kevin shrugged and held out his hand to Nick, who went forward and stood next to him, "I don't care. If anyone wants to wait, then wait. But Justin should at least go sleep he's asleep already. And the rest of us don't look any less tired. See ya'll later, I'm tired."
He looked at all of us, and then walked away. Nick looked at JC and shrugged while walking with Kevin. The rest of us stood up too and went outside to where the buses were parked.
"I'm hungry," Lance suddenly said, which caused all of us to start laughing. It wasn't really fun but I think we were all going nuts.
Mike and a few of the other bodyguards were walking with us. One of the BSB's bodyguards looked at all of us. "Well we got some food for all of you. We kept everything on the BSB's bus, so go on and eat. You guys can move around here cause we're at the back of the arena and we'll be around."
We nodded and decided to get something to eat before trying to sleep. Justin who was too sleepy said he was going back to the bus to sleep, Joey went with him. We went to the BSB's bus and looked around. It was very quiet in here. We decided to eat in the kitchen area and sitting area in front. So we went in there.
Everyone started moving around getting things to eat, which was a disaster cause the seven of us kept bumping into each other. Howie and Lance decided to take control and asked us what we wanted. Kevin walked in and looked at all of us with confusion on his face.
"Breakfast, want some Kev?" Howie asked and explained why we were all in here.
Kevin smiled and shook his head, "I just need a glass of milk. Oh and we don't have to be inside the arena until around 5, I think for sound check."
While Kevin was pouring milk into a glass a few minutes later Brian asked, "Where's Nick?"
Kevin smiled, "Almost asleep."
"He doesn't want to eat anything?" Brian asked.
"No. He's got a headache again."
"He's taking medicine on an empty stomach?" Brian asked.
Before Kevin could say anything though AJ said, "Yeah like Kevin would let him do that."
Kevin held the glass in his hand and smiled, "He's going to drink this, then take the medicine."
When he left JC shook his head, "God, the love those two share, just surrounds you every time you're around them."
AJ, Howie and Brian just smiled, while Lance and I nodded, knowing what JC meant. Kevin and Nick's love was so pure; it just surrounded them like an aura wherever they went. And if you were around them you were pulled into that aura.
I quickly walked to Nick and my bunk. I had made Nick lay down, but when I approached the bunk I saw him sitting up and holding his head between his hands. He was slowly rocking back and forth. I moved forward and touched his back gently.
When he looked up at me I felt as if I could feel my love's pain. His blue eyes were looking darker because of the pain he was in. I silently handed him the pill I had in my hand. Once he put it in his mouth I put the glass of milk near his lips and helped him drink it. I coaxed him to drink all of it though I knew it was paining him to do so, but it would be better for him to drink it.
Once he was done I kept the glass on a near by table and after pulling off my t-shirt I climbed into the bunk with him. I lay down and gently pulled him down to lie down close to me. He put his head on my chest and I stroked his back.
"Nick?" I whispered.
Any noise would cause him more pain right now.
"Baby, lay down on your back please."
I helped him lie down on his back and turned a little. I opened a bottle of liquid and let a little come onto my fingers then gently started massaging his forehead, slowly adding more pressure. Nick shut his eyes and groaned while moving his head a little.
The smell of the liquid is strong and by massaging his forehead his eyes were stinging because of the liquid, but it would help him. His headache would go away faster. He opened his eyes and looked at me, ignoring the irritation it was causing his eyes. He kept blinking his eyes.
"What's wrong baby?" I asked him.
His eyes filled with tears, "I want you to hold me. Please, please Boo."
I moved his a little and put a pillow on my lap, then laid his head down on the pillow in my lap. I leaned down and kissed his lips gently, then started massaging his head again. After about 10 minutes I felt the tension in his body leave. In another few minutes I heard the sound of his steady breathing and knew he was asleep and not in pain anymore.
I looked up to see Chris standing a little away and watching me. I smiled and motioned for him to come forward. He smiled and me and looked at Nick. He gently wiped the tears away from Nick's cheeks.
"Is he ok?" he asked softly.
I nodded, "Yes. He's sleeping so he'll be fine when he wakes up."
"I'm sorry I was watching you guys but I just wanted to make sure he was ok…"Chris trailed off.
I smiled, "Its ok Chris. I can see that you really care about him so its cool. You could have come here and spoken to him if you wanted."
Chris smiled and I could see the relief in his eyes. He watched Nick silently for a minute then looked at me. His face revealed confusion and his eyes revealed concern.
"Chris are you ok?"
He shook his head, "I, along with some other people had to witness something yesterday. Kevin its not my place to tell you anything but I just wanted to know if Nick's been ok yesterday."
I frowned and looked at Nick, whose face was almost relaxed now. "He has been very quiet since yesterday. Not his usual hyper self." I looked at Chris seriously, "Chris did something happen yesterday when Nick went out with you and Fatima?" I held up my hand, "I know you can't tell me what happened, but did something happen to upset Nick? Did someone say anything to him?"
Chris looked at me then nodded slowly, "Something happened when we came to the arena yesterday. But I'm not telling you anything else. Just one more thing, it involves Jennings so don't leave Nick alone with Jennings at all."
I felt anger well up within me. If that man had done or said anything to upset Nick… as if Nick sensed the anger in me he started getting restless and moving around in his sleep. I tried my best to relax and slowly started rubbing his cheek. He sighed in his sleep and was sleeping peacefully once again.
Chris touched my arm. I turned my head and looked at him. He smiled, "I'm going back to our bus, I need more sleep. I'll see you later."
I smiled back and nodded my head. He turned and quietly went back. I gently lifted Nick's head and moved the pillow back onto the bunk. I lay his head on the pillow and settled down next to him. I covered us with the blanket and after putting my arm around his waist closed my eyes.
I went to the bunks a little while after we had finished breakfast. I looked in on Kevin and Nick and found them fast asleep. I climbed into my own bunk and closed my eyes.
I woke up a few hours later. I immediately realized that Nick wasn't with me. Nick must have put a pillow in place where he was sleeping. I sat up and ran my hand through my hair while looking at the time. It was 10:45am. I got out of the bunk and saw that Howie was sleeping. I went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth and splashed water on my face trying to wake up. I put on my shoes, grabbed my t-shirt and went to the front of the bus.
AJ was sitting in the kitchen area talking into his cell phone. He saw me and waved. He said something to the person he was talking to, and then looked at me again. "Nick's outside with Brian," he said then resumed his conversation.
I smiled my thanks and went outside. Ted was standing a little away. I went up to him.
"Hey Kev. Just woke up?"
I nodded and looked around.
Ted smiled at me; "Nick and Brian are behind those buses over there."
I smiled, "Thanks."
I walked towards the buses where Ted had said, moving out of people's way as I walked. I turned around the last bus and saw my angel sitting on the grass a little away. Brian was talking on his cell phone and Nick was sitting and reading a book. I smiled at how cute he looked with his glasses on and a look of concentration and peacefulness on his face.
I walked towards him and he turned around. He smiled at me. I sat down next to him and kissed his forehead and cheek.
"How long have you been awake baby?" I asked him.
He looked at his watch then at me, "I woke up at 10:00."
"Are you feeling ok now?"
He pulled off his glasses and smiled, "I felt fine when I woke up, but now," he said while taking my hand, "I feel even better."
I turned my head and saw Brian smiling at us. He had finished his phone convo.
"Hey Bri. What are you guys doing out here?"
"We didn't feel like staying in the bus and it isn't too hot out here so we decided to sit here," Brian said.
"You guys have some alone time, I'm going to take a shower," Brian said and stood up.
When he left I looked at Nick and smiled. He was looking down and playing with the hem of his t-shirt. I lifted his chin and made him look at me, then leaned in and brushed my lips against his.
He smiled a little, "Kev, I need to tell you something."
"Go ahead baby."
H looked around at what was going on around us. People were taking equipment from the buses and trucks and taking them inside the arena. He looked back at me.
"Not here. Come back to the bus with me."
We went to the bus and saw AJ still talking on the phone. Nick waved to him and walked to the back of the bus. I followed him and closed the door to the lounge area behind me. He motioned for me to sit down on the sofa and he slowly walked around the room. I knew he was trying to get his thoughts into order so I waited patiently for him to be ready to say something.
He turned and looked at me, then looked away and bit his lower lip. He ran his hand through his hair and sighed, then looked at me again. He came and sat down a little away from me and turned around so that he was facing me.
"Yesterday you know that I went out with Fatima. We came to the arena about an hour before all of you did. So I was just helping the band set up the instruments. Sam, he um one of the technicians, he told the band to play the instruments to check if they were all working properly. When they had done that he allowed me to play around with the drums."
He slowly looked at me. I smiled a little at him and encouraged him with my eyes to continue. His voice became even softer.
"There weren't many people around the stage when I started playing. Q was there and Chris was sitting in the fist row and watching. And Chris's bodyguard was there. There were a few stagehands, technicians. Then Mr. Jennings came onto the stage. He-he started yelling at me, telling me I had no value for money. And th-that I was a spoilt brat."
Nick's voice started wavering and I could hear the pain in his voice. Its not that he broke down when anyone said anything to him, but the past few months had not been easy for us and he didn't need any more pressure on him from anybody else. I waited to see if he had anything more to say, knowing that he did. Jennings must have said something more to him to make him so quiet since yesterday.
I gently took his hand to show him that I was there. He entwined our hands together and started speaking again.
"He said that I thought too much of myself. He said I thought I had a lot of money so I could so whatever I felt like doing. Who the hell did I think I was that I was using the drums when they didn't belong to me? Why was I trying to show off when there wasn't anyone important around to see me?"
Nick stopped talking and looked down at his left hand, at the wedding ring I had placed on his ring finger.
He took a deep breath and said, "He asked me why I was at the arena before the rest of you. When I told him that everyone else had wanted to stay inside and I had gone out with Fatima, he asked where you were. I said that you were back at the hotel and he-he…" Nick took another breath and said, "He asked me if-if I-I was tired of you already. He asked if-if I was sorry I had given up my freedom by getting married."
Nick was having trouble breathing he was so upset. I was livid. How dare that guy say such things? Who the hell did he think he was? He was going to have a tough time from now on. I forgot about him as I looked at my husband. Nick was still looking down at his hand and I knew he was trying his best to hold back his emotions. I tightened my grip on his fingers.
"Nicky? Baby look at me," I said softly.
When he reluctantly looked up I hoped to god he could see the love in my eyes. When his eyes filled with tears he quickly stood up and started walking towards the door. I stood up and went behind him. When he reached the bunks area I caught his arm and turned him around. I pulled him into my arms and held him to me as he struggled to move away from me.
"Bunny please, I would rather you come to me when you cry than go away from me. Please," those words were all it took and he seemed to have collapsed in my arms. I felt his tears and held him tightly to me, running my hand up and down his back; doing my best to soothe him and help him let out his feelings.
Brian, AJ and I were going towards the back of the room to see what Kev and Nicky were doing. When we came to the bunks area we saw them standing there. Kevin was holding Nick, who it seems was crying. Kevin was gently moving his hand up and down Nick's back and running the back of Nick's head with his other hand. We all knew this was the best way to comfort Nick when he got upset.
I looked at the other two and together we went up to them. Kevin didn't even realize we were there; he was too intent on Nick. I gently started running Nick's back too. Kevin looked up and smiled a little.
"Frack?" Brian said softly.
Nick hearing Brian's voice buried his face into the crook of Kevin's neck. Kevin tightened his hold on Nick. The three of us didn't know what was wrong but we didn't hesitate in trying to comfort Nick. I looked at AJ and Brian and we knew what we had to do.