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Out of the Blue
WHAT? Howie yelled.
"Don't worry about it, you should know Cliff, it's nothing more than an empty threat," Brian told Howie. I didn't know what to do or think. Being able to hold Howie in public would be nice but I wouldn't want to hurt the group.
"Yeah, but what if he finally grew some balls, what would that do to us?" Howie asked everyone. No one answered. We all just stared at each other or at the ceiling.
"Well this is getting us nowhere and we have a concert to do in six hours. So finish up, go back to your rooms sleep or whatever. Howie, there is no reason to worry about this." Kevin said as everyone started milling around. Howie just stood and walked out the door. I got up and followed him. We walked into our room. Howie just collapsed on the bed. He was like a zombie.
"Baby, don't worry about this," I said as I lay down next to him and started rubbing his back. He suddenly bolted up and walked for the door. "Where are you going?" I asked him.
"Wait here, I'll be back in a couple of hours," he said as he walked out the door. I got up to follow him but tripped as I was getting up. By the time I got out the door, he was apparently already in the elevator. I got worried and went over to Kevin's room and pounded on the door.
"What's wrong Brad, Where's Howie?" a groggy sounding Kevin came to the door.
"I don't know, after we went back to our room he collapsed onto the bed then suddenly he bolted up and walked out the door." I told Kevin.
"Shit, do you know where he went?" Kevin asked.
"Would I be standing here telling you if I did?" I asked him.
"True, you go back to your guys room and see if he calls or shows up, Nick, AJ, Brian and I will go look for him," Kevin said.
"You won't find him," I told Kevin. "He's in one of those moods."
"Shit, then I guess all we can do is wait for him and if he is not back by five then we go looking for him." Kevin said.
I nodded and walked back to my room. I went inside, sat down and turned on the TV. I was flipping through the channels when a broadcast about the Boys on MTV news caught my eye.
"In just a moment we will tell you the dark secret that the Backstreet Boys have been hiding since the day they started plus the twisted love triangle of movie star..." the announcer said. I turned white. I was afraid of what it was going to be and then how the guys would react if it were Cliff. I grabbed the phone and punched in Kevin's room number.
"Hello?" Kevin asked.
"Kev, turn the TV to channel four." I told him.
"Why?" he asked.
"Just do it," I told him and hung up. I turned the volume up on the TV so I didn't miss anything.
"A Jive Records insider has told media across the country a shocking piece of news. The insider revealed that Howie Dorough of the famous pop group, Backstreet Boys, is GAY. Yes folks, a homosexual. Tune in at fifteen past the hour for more information.
I turned white and felt sick to my stomach. I got up and walked out the door to Kevin's room. I didn't even have to knock. He was already waiting at the door.
"The fucking bastard told," he yelled at me.
"No fucking need to yell at me, what the hell are we supposed to do now?" I asked him just as Brian, Nick, and AJ were coming out of their rooms.
"What the hell is all the yelling about?" Brian asked.
"The fucking bastard told, we just heard it on MTV news," Kevin said. All three of them went totally white.
"Where's D?" AJ asked.
"We don't know, he took off a few minutes after we left Kevin's room this morning," I told him.
"Shit, what the hell are we supposed to do now?" Brian asked.
"I don't know, I thought that he would give us some time to bribe him or something," Kevin said as his phone started ringing.
"That would probably be management...You might wanna go answer that," AJ said.
"Yeah, you're right," Kevin turned and headed into the room and all four of us followed.
"Hello?" Kevin asked.
"Yeah, we heard, what do you want us to do?" Kevin asked.
"NO!" Kevin yelled into the phone.
"We are going on with him or not at all!" Kevin yelled.
"Fine, yes." Kevin said and then hung up the phone.
"What was that all about?" Brian asked.
"They wanted us to go on without Howie tonight...They wanted us to say that he was sick." Kevin answered. "But I told them that we wouldn't so they relented."
"How do you think everyone is going to react at the show?" Brian asked.
"I don't know but we are still going on. We have to pretend that this didn't effect us at all," Kevin answered.
"That's going to be hard. I wonder if Howie knows yet?" AJ said.
"Yeah, I do," Howie answered standing in the door.
I walked over to him and hugged him.
"Where the hell did you go?" I asked him.
"I had to take care of some things and think for a little while," he answered kissing me.
We sat in Kevin's room talking about what happened. Howie wouldn't tell us why he left. Six o'clock came around and we headed for the venue.
We drove up to the venue. It was a mess there were the teens trying to get in but there also protestors. We drove around to the backdoor and got out. We quickly ran into the building to prevent a confrontation. We were sitting in the greenroom bullshitting until the guys got the signal that they needed to go onstage. They headed for the stage while I headed for the wings. I sat in the wings waiting for the show to start. The lights went down and the crowd started screaming. So far everything was going okay. There was the occasional crackpot in the audience with a sign saying faggots or something but security was pretty good at confiscating them. With a sudden flash the guys were out on stage and the crowd got even louder. The show went on without a hitch. They all said their good-byes and headed for the wings. I was waiting for them. Howie was the last one in line. I was standing next to him. All the house lights came back on so people could find their way when Howie turned and ran back onto the stage. The lights instantly dropped and the crowd started cheering again. We all turned and looked back at the stage. The main spotlight was on Howie and he was signaling for the crowd to be quiet. Once they were he started to talk.
"I'm sure that y'all have seen MTV news today or any other news channel for that matter. And I'm not going to deny anything that they have said." He started. The crowd gasped. It felt like a tornado was sucking the air out of the room. "Instead, I would rather bring out someone who means the world to me." He said turning and motioning for me. I was frozen. I felt Kevin's hands on my back pushing me out. I walked over to Howie and felt his arm wrap around my back.
"I just want to tell you, that this is Brad, and he means the world to me," Howie told them dropping the microphone and pulling me into a hug. The crowd went wild. I thought they were going to blow the roof off. I didn't care though. I was too busy crying into Howie's shoulder. We broke the hug and looked out into the audience. Almost everyone out there has a tear in their eyes. Howie and I walked off the stage hand in hand. The crowd was still cheering.
"Well that was one hell of a way to handle that," Nick said.
"Is that where you were all afternoon?" Kevin asked. He just nodded. We headed out to the alley and all pilled into the limo. Nick, AJ, and Brian all sat on one side; Howie, Kevin and myself sat on the other. Howie laid his head on my lap and I started to stroke his hair. Everyone was drifting off to sleep by the time we pulled into the hotel parking lot.
"Baby, come on, wake up." I said shaking Howie gently. He lifted his head and sat up. The rest of the guys were slowly waking up on their own. We got out of the limo and headed to our rooms.
Howie and I stripped down to our boxers and climbed into bed. He laid his head on my chest and was instantly asleep. We awoke the next morning packed our stuff and climbed onto the bus. Nick and AJ went back to the bunks. Which left Howie, Kevin Brian and me in the living area. We sat there bullshitting and goofing around for a long time. WE kept hearing grunts and moans from the back of the bus. That gave us something to talk about.
"I'll be back, I have to go to the bathroom," I said standing up. I looked out the window and saw that we were driving down a deserted country road. I heard what sounded like a car backfiring and then the bus started to whip around. I flew against the wall and smacked my head. I then hit the ground and felt the bus flip. I slammed into the roof of the bus but the bus kept tumbling I slammed back down to the ground. I felt the bus flip over a few more times until it stopped. I slammed my head one more time and everything went black.
"Well what did you think. Sorry for the cliffhanger but it keeps ya interested. Well e-mail me and tell me what you think. Thanks