"Get Ready...Tonight...Gonna make this a night [love] to remember." by Shalamar

My Kinda Guy
A Love To Remember
Chapter -- 14
by JT Poole and Nicole Brown

Dedication Note:  This chapter is dedicated to Luther Vandross.  His music will always hold a place in our hearts and our bedrooms.  Rest well, Sweet Prince. 

Nissan Pavilion -- After the Concert

Kevin's POV

What a rush!  I don't think I'll ever stop enjoying that in my life.  When I'm out there on stage singing and dancing like that, it compares to nothing else in the world, well maybe similar to how I feel when me and JT make love, but nothing else.  I wonder how he's doing with the boys.  I hope Toby hasn't given him any more problems since this afternoon.  I just hope things have settled down more since this afternoon.  With Nikki upset with Josh being around, that's just stress waiting to happen right there and neither of them need that right now. 

"Kevin!"  Toby shouts, running over to me before I could get into the dressing room good.

"Well hello there little man," I say as he hugs me tightly around the neck, almost cutting off my air.  "Toby...can...you...like...loosen...up?"

"Glad to see you Kevin," he says as I put him down on the floor and he wraps himself around my leg.

"I'm glad to see you too.  How you doing?  Where's your brother Jaken and JT?"  I ask him as he points over to the sofa where JT, Nikki and her two boys were sitting.  "Hi everybody, did you enjoy the show?"

With the looks on JT and Nikki's faces, I got my answer and didn't ask again.  I don't know what happened during the show, but I'll just wait and ask JT about it later, after we've gotten back to the hotel.  To ease some of my troubles, I picked Toby up and placed him on the sofa next to Jaken so that I could sit down next to JT.  Kissing him passionately, like last night, the two boys started up the gagging noises and started giggling.

"I'm glad you two are amused," I say as Toby covers his eyes and smiles.  "Are you okay baby?"

"I'm fine Kev," he tells me as he looks across at Toby and looks down.

"Did you have a hard time baby?"  I ask him as he looks up at me and gets up off the sofa.

"Come on, it's time to go.  We have other things to do," he tells me as he holds out his hand to Jaken, leaving Toby for me.

"Baby?"  I call behind him as he and Jaken continue walking as I look at Nikki and she just points at JT.

Back at the Hotel -- The Guys' Suite

"Hey Leticia, we're back!" Nikki called out as she, Howie, JT and Kevin each walked into the room carrying a sleeping child.

Leticia came out of her room, smiling at the kids as she came and took Joshua out of my arms and went to lay him on the bed in their room. Howie followed carrying CJ, laying him next to his brother and kissing him gently as he covered them with the blanket. JT and Kevin took their sons into their bedroom, putting them in bed fully clothed and leaving as quietly as possible.

"Well, we'll leave them with you," Nikki said when Howie had come back from tucking the boys in. "You have our cell phone numbers, so if you need us just call. And thanks for watching Jaken and Toby for us too."

"It's no problem Mrs. Dorough," the nanny/bodyguard said, her smile gracious as she watched JT and Kevin come back empty handed. "You just go and enjoy your party. The boys will be fine until you come back. More than likely they'll be asleep until morning."

"You have a good night and thanks for watching our sons," JT said as all of them left the suite and headed downstairs in the elevator for the hotel's ballroom. Nikki pretty much kept to herself, not saying much to anybody as she and Howie made their way to seats, while JT and Kevin found Justin and Nick and sat talking amongst themselves.

Down in the Hotel Ballroom

Joey's POV

I don't think this party is going as well as planned.  Since we've been here it's like everyone has been stuck to a different corner of the ballroom.  This is a party and we're supposed to be celebrating and having fun, not sitting around brooding about the damn past.  I'm sick of the way we've all been acting.  We're fucking adults and we're acting like our kids would.  Everyone needs to get over their shit and quick.  I'm not going to let the past ruin my birthday this year too.

This stuff is just madness.  Look at her sitting over there with D.  She hasn't said two words to me since I've been here today and that's going to change.  I know she's upset that Josh is around, but she's going to say something to me or else.

"Happy Birthday Kick," I say to her as she smiles weakly and turns her attention back to D.

"Kick would you like to dance?"  I ask her as she shakes her head in response to my question.  "Come on Kick, it's our birthday.  I really like this song and I know you do too.  Come on."

"Go on mija, dance with him," D tells her as she glares at him and gets up and takes my hand.

"You act like I'm going to hurt you or something," I tell her as she looks at me, her emotionless face non-changing. Please let her mood change before the end of the night.  I would really like her to have a good time.

"I have nothing to say to you Tony," she says as I look at her closely.

"Good.  I don't want you to say anything," I tell her as she glares at me like she wanted to slap me.  "For the past few months, all that goes on between you and Josh is fighting.  That fighting needs to stop.  I'm not going to continue to be in the middle of the two people I love."

"You wouldn't be in the fucking middle if you would just leave me alone and just stay with him!  I've tried over and over again to get you to see that!  But you keep running your narra ass back to me!  What do I have to do to make you stay away Tony?"  She asks as I look down at her.

"I want the two of you to stop fighting.  I'm not saying you have to be friends or anything, but you have to stop this.  I can't deal with it, and I can't deal him wanting to kill himself.  I can't stand that you hate him so much!  I'm not going to deal with any of this shit no more.  You two can either act civil around each other or I'm leaving and no one will ever see me again. Not you, not him, no one."

"What?  You can't just up and leave him like that," she tells me, looking over my shoulder.  "You can't just up and just erase yourself from everyone's life like that."

"I can and I will.  This is our birthday celebration and everyone is acting like..."  I tell her as she taps my arm and nods her head towards the stage.


This is some birthday celebration.  I guess those freaks are mad with each other.  It seems kind of funny to me.  You have Nikki sitting with Howie, not even paying attention to what's going on around us.  Then you have Justin and Nick sitting with Kevin and JT, with JT looking like he's about us miserable as I am.  What a bunch of losers.  I knew this was going to be a big flop when I found out what I had been kidnapped for.  I don't know why they waste all this time and money trying to make other people feel happy when other people do nothing but cause drama, stress and pain.  If I'd known what was happening, I would have kept my ass at home in Orlando.

"Could I get another Rum and Coke please?"  I ask the bartender as he refills my glass and hands it back to me.  "Thanks."

They need to be shot.  I don't know why I was so fucking worried.  I knew he still had feelings for her.  Hell I have feelings for her ass and we've never done anything.  Maybe that will change one day.  Who the hell is this bitch?  Why the hell she staring at me like that?  There's only one woman I would be interested in and she's over there dancing with my damn husband.

"Hey there stud," the woman says to me, walking closer and caressing my back with her hand as she stood at the bar.  "Bartender, can I get a `Sex on the Beach'?

This woman was like none I've ever seen before.  There was something about her that begged for me not to take my eyes off of her.  I feel like I've met this woman before, but I can't really say where.  She sat there on the stool next to me and she licked her lips.

"I know you, you're Josh Chasez from that kiddie boy band," she tells me as the bartender hands her the drink.  "I'm Simone handsome.  Seems you've finally graduated to the big leagues.  So how does it feel to be one of the grown ups now?"

"I've always played with the grown ups," I tell her as she takes a sip of her drink and leans back.

"I'm sure you've have handsome.  When was the last time you had some fun big boy?"  She asks me, taking another sip of her drink and massaging my thigh.

What the hell was this bitch trying to do?  Was she trying to seduce me?  Well if that's the case, she best think again.  I'm not interested in what she wants to do and I'm definitely not in the fucking mood to deal with anything else she has to say.  I'll just politely ask her to leave me alone and continue on with my drink.

"I have fun often, but you're not my type, so could you kindly remove your hand from my leg?"  I ask her, harshly pushing her hand off my leg.  "Now I can get on with my night and you can be on your merry fucking way."

This girl is tough.  Any other person would have taken the hint and left, naw this bitch is still here.  I guess she's into that kinky shit.  I've basically tell her I'm not interested and she's still hanging around.  What do I have to do to get rid of this bitch?

"I'm sure I can show you what fun is," she says, opening her purse and throwing some pictures out on the bar.  "That's your husband Josh, he's having the kind of fun we could be having right now.  What do you say?  Do you want to have that kind of fun too?"

What and the hell is this?  My God, it's him and that bitch and they're fucking, fucking like jack-rabbits.  There has to be at least ten pictures here and they're all of him and her fucking!  He has more than mere love and affections for her; he's still in love with her!  Why do I even fucking bother?  He's cheating on me and with her skanky ass.  He's still getting something I've yet to explore.  It might sound strange, but these pictures are strangely arousing.  It hurts me too see what my heart already knew, but it hurts me also that I don't have her.  I must have her, have her soon.

Looking around, the woman that was just standing here was now gone.  She left me standing there at the bar with my drink and a handful of pictures, pictures of my lying husband fucking the woman I wish I had.  That's what you call a fucking bad date!  Her name was Simone.  That sounds so familiar, but I still feel like I should know her.


Calgon take me away!  I'm too young for this.  I'm not even in my forties yet and I already feel like I want to pull out all of my hair.  This day doesn't seem to be getting better.  I hoped that the boys would enjoy the show, but I guess they're too young to appreciate the Backstreet Boys.  We all were sitting up in the VIP area and Jaken, CJ and Joshy were sitting calmly enjoying the show while Toby ran around screaming and crying.  I did my best to calm him down, but all he wanted to do was get on stage with Kevin.  I swear that boy has developed a heavy liking for Kevin and it's one that I feel is going to cause some problems.  All he would do is point to the stage and say Kevin over and over.  Speaking of stages, what the hell is Josh doing on that stage?

"What the hell is he doing?"  I ask Kevin as he, Justin, and Nick turn around to see Josh walking up on the stage with the microphone in his hand.

"Oh fuck," Justin says, pointing to where Joey was dancing with Nikki.

"Fuck indeed.  The proverbial shit is about to hit the fan," I say as some music started playing and Josh started singing.

Why does it hurt so bad
Why do I feel so sad
Thought I was over you
But I keep crying
When I don't love you
So why does it hurt so bad
I thought I had let you go
So why does it hurt me so
I gotta get you outta my head
It hurts so bad
Oh it hurts so bad baby

My life's been better
Since the day I left you boy
I must admit life's been kind to me
I went and did the things I said I would do boy
I found someone who loves me for me
Haven't had much drama since the day that we split boy
My heart's never been more at ease
And when I think of all the things you put me through
Leaving you has been the best thing for me

So why does it hurt so bad
Why do I feel so sad
I thought I was over you
But I keep crying
When I don't love you
So why does it hurt so bad
Baby I thought I had let you go
So why does it hurt me so
I gotta get you outta my head

Hurts me so bad
Hurts so (yeah you do)
Hurts so (hurts me so)
Hurts so bad (did you know)
Hurts so (that it hurts me so)
Hurts so (so bad, hey hoh)

"Never again" that's what I said to myself
I never wanna feel that kind of pain again boy
Just when I think it's over
Just when I think it's through
I find myself right back in love with you,
" Josh sang as I pulled the microphone plug and Justin, grabbed him and pulled him off the stage.

"What the hell?"  Josh asks turning around looking at Justin as people in the room started looking at each other and wondering what the hell was actually going on.

"What in the hell do you think you were doing up there Josh?"  I ask him as he looks at me closely and then back at Justin.

"If I would have finished what I'd started, everyone would know the pain I've felt dealing with that Jezebel over there!"  He shouts as I turn around to see Joey walking towards us.  "You know the deal JT.  We've played out this same thing ourselves in the past.  Step the fuck off."

"What the hell do you think you're doing JT?"  Joey asks standing next to Justin and JC.

"What does it look like I'm doing Joey?!"  I shout at him as Kevin stands up.  "I'm trying to keep him from ruining your fucking birthday!"

"He's not doing anything.  He was only singing man," Joey tells me as I reach around to check for my gun.

I was already having a bad day and I wasn't about to listen to JC's singing about his problems and I wasn't about to deal with Joey's smart ass comments.  I was going to solve all of our problems one way or the other.  He wanted to kill himself a short time ago; I can solve that problem in just a minute if he says another word to me.  I'm not in the mood and I will pop a cap in his ass for any shit he's ready to start.  Acting all smarty and shit, fuck around and catch a bullet in the ass. 

The nerve of some people to think the world revolves around only them.  He was trying to egg me on anyway, bringing up our past like that.  I should shoot his ass for the fun of it.  Hell, he better behave himself.  If Kevin hears him, Kevin might do the honors and shoot his ass for that shit.  One more bad comment from him and the world would be short two «N Sync members.  I'm not going to stand for it and I will shoot him and his husband if it suits me.

"You might not think he was doing anything Joey, but it was the song he was singing.  We all know that he has some issues with Nikki, but we don't all need to be reminded of that.  There are other people here tonight and I don't think they need to be subjected to his crap," I tell him, noting the pissed off look on his face.  "I suggest the two of you go somewhere and talk and then come back when you can be civil.  Some of us don't want this night ruined."

"You have some nerve telling me about someone ruining a night!  How dare you tell me to leave when you're the one breaking up a marriage!" Joey tells me as I turn around.

"Excuse me? What the hell are you talking about Joey?"  I ask him, ready to pull my gun out and remove him from reality.

"You know what I'm talking about.  The things you and Justin were doing today.  How could you two hurt Nick like that?"  He asks me as I turn around and start laughing at him.

"I didn't do anything with Justin today.  What are you talking about?"  I ask him as he looks at me and then back to Justin.

"You must be kidding me here.  You two were kissing on the van ride to the hotel this afternoon.  Then a few minutes later you two kissed again right before you went to take a nap," he tells me as I continue to laugh at him.

"Yeah and," I say as he looks at Justin.

"That's why we didn't make it bitch," JC says as I turn around and look at him.

"You betta grab him before his mouth writes a check his ass can't cash," I say, looking at Joey as he pushes Josh behind him, trying to shield him from whatever I may do.

"Oh shit," Justin says, stepping back away from JC and Joey as I was contemplating on shooting his narra ass right there in front of everybody.

"How could you do that to Nick, Justin you should be ashamed," he says as Justin turns around, leans in again and kisses me on the mouth.  "Oh God, you're doing that here in front of us openly.  You need your ass kicked."

"No, you need to mind your own business Joey," I tell him as he steps back and I pull out my gun in plain sight.  "Don't make me pop a cap in your azz.  You two go somewhere and talk or whatever.  You're not going to ruin this night for Justin, Nick or Nikki.  So say what you want, do what you want, but if I have to say anything out of the ordinary to either of you tonight, I'll bust a cap in both of your asses.  I'm not in the fucking mood."

"On that note, have fun you two," Justin tells him as the two of us walked away from them.

Nikki's POV

"Now do you see why I didn't want to come tonight?" I asked Howie, who only shook his head as we watched JT and Justin remove JC from the stage. "I knew I shoulda just stayed my ass in the room! I knew he was gonna do this!"

"Baby just calm down, okay?" Howie pleaded, watching the thunderous expression I was wearing with some apprehension. "Let Joey deal with JC and try to have a good night."

"I would have had a better night upstairs in my room!" I snapped, pissed off with just how easy JC could ruin what could have been a pretty good night. "And to think Joey had the audacity to tell me that if I don't at least be civil to that little bitch he was gonna leave us! I say good fuckin' riddance!"

"What are you talkin' about mija?" Howie asked, confused. "What did Joey say to you while you were dancing?"

"He told me that he's tired of being in the middle of me and Josh, and if we don't at least try to act civil, he's gonna leave all of us and go be alone!" I replied, my temper straining at the bit now. "He said he would just disappear from all of our lives if JC and I don't start acting nice to each other."

"And just out of curiosity, what did you say to that?" Howie asked his expression neutral.

"I haven't said anything to it yet... but I plan on it!" I stated, slipping into diva bitch mode.

"Nikki, think of what that could mean for the boys... and for us," Howie said, silencing me with a look that told me not to even think about interrupting him. "No `Licia, listen to me. If Joe leaves, then the boys would probably never see him, and neither would we. I don't care about JC... I just don't want to loose Joe now that he's a part of our lives again. So you need to decide what you want to do about getting along with JC."

"Whatever, Howard!" I replied flippantly, not in the mood to deal with him either. "How can you say that to me after the shit he just pulled?"

"I can say it because you need to hear it Alicia!" Howie snapped his patience finally at an end. "You know, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were jealous of JC because he gets to be with Joe all the time."

"I am not jealous of that fuckin' drama queen!" I hissed, trying to calm down before I said something I'd regret. "You know what? Maybe I need to go back to Miami for the rest of the tour."

"You aren't going anywhere," Howie stated simply, not flinching when I gave him a look that, under different circumstances would have meant I was horny, but right now could have lifted asphalt. "You're my wife and I want you here with me, so now you need to get your ass off your shoulder and get over yourself!"

"You go to hell!" I snapped, turning to leave the ballroom before I really got pissed off, but his iron-like hand on my arm stopped me dead in my tracks. I struggled to dislodge his grip, but he wasn't letting go so easily. "Let go of me! I'm going back to my fuckin' room!"

"Alicia, you are not leaving this fuckin' party! Kevin and I went to a lot of trouble to plan this, so you have two choices: either you stop actin' like a spoiled brat and try to get along with JC, or you can just forget about us being married! I've dealt with this from you for too long, and I'm sick and tired of you actin' like a petulant child where JC is concerned!" he shouted, getting the attention of most of the people near us. "I've tried to help you, but damn it, I'm tired of this constant fucking drama!"

Tony and JC stood watching us with anxious, worried frowns... but JC's expression showed more anger... almost like he would kick D's ass if he touched me the wrong way.

The fuck does he care? I thought angrily as I stared my husband down, so angry I was shaking.

"Hey! Calm down you two," Tony said as he got between us, trying to diffuse the situation before it escalated any further. "What the hell is going on here?"

"Stay out of this Tony!" I snapped with tears threatening to spill. D didn't say a word, just watched me with wary eyes as I stared him down. "You would destroy our family over him?"

"I don't want to do this baby, but this bickering has got to stop. Now either you stop, or I'm leaving," he replied, walking away and leaving me there with Tony and JC watching in bewilderment as I laid my head on the table and let the tears come.

"Kick? What the hell just happened?" Tony asked as JC sat on the other side of me. I could feel his eyes on me, but I was too disheartened to care about him. "Why were you and D arguing?"

"It doesn't matter," I whispered as I turned away, not really caring what he wanted to say. "Just leave me be."

"Kick please, talk to me," he begged, touching my back, but I pushed him away from me, not wanting to talk to anybody right then as I wallowed in my self-inflicted misery.

"Leave me alone!" I shouted, pushing him away from me again as I searched my purse for a tissue, unmindful of the shrugs that were exchanged between Tony and Josh... or the look of absolute fury that JC was wearing.


How the fuck could Howie say that those things to her? Is he insane? He claims to love her, but he doesn't... not like I could if she didn't hate me so much. God, all I want is one chance to hold her and make all the pain go away. I know I could make her happy again, not so sad that all she does is cry when she looks at me like she's doing now every time she looks at Howie. Just one chance... please God, just give me one chance to show her how much I love her too.

A Little After 11

"Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the soulful stylings of the one and only, the incomparable, Luther Vandross," Howie announces as JT spits out his tea and Nikki looks up.

"Kev did he say La-la-la-Luther?"  JT asks as he wipes his mouth and stands up quickly.

"Yes baby, calm down.  You act like you've never seen a man sing before," Kevin tells JT as he stands up and wraps his arms around his star-struck husband.

"Oh my God it's Lu-Lu-Lu-Luther!"  JT shouts as he closes his eyes and faints as Kevin catches him, sits him down in the chair and starts fanning him.

"Lawd, my husband don turned into a drama queen," Kevin says as JT opens his eyes with a smile on his face as Luther Vandross walks out onto the stage and the music to `If Only For One Night' starts.

"Let me hold you tight
If only for one night
Let me keep you near
To ease away your fear
It would be so nice
If only for one night

I won't tell a soul
No one has to know
If you want to be totally discreet
I'll be at your side
If only for one night...,"
Luther sang as JT jumps up from his chair, running up front to sit at a table in front of the stage.

"Lawd help him, he acts like he's never heard the man sang before," Kevin says as he walks over to the table, but Nikki beat him there, joining JT at the table with a dreamy look on her face.

"Your eyes say things I never hear from you
And my knees are shakin too
But i'm willin to go thru
I must be crazy
Standin in this place
But I'm feeling no disgrace...,"
Luther sang as Nikki stood up at the table moving back and forth with one hand in the air.

"Luthaaaaaaaaaaa!"  Nikki screams.  "Sang you song baby, sang your song!"

For asking......

Let me hold you tight
If only for one night
Let me keep you near
To ease away your fear
It would be so nice
If only for one night

I tell you what i need is
One night, one night oh (and oh, oh)
What i need is
One night, one night
Of your love, of you love, of your lovin ooh
I'm asking...

Let me take you home
To keep you safe and warm
Till the early dawn
Warms up to the sun
It would be so nice if only for one night

If only for one night
If only for one night
If only for one night, night, night, yeah one night
If only for one.........night,"
Luther sang, finishing up the song as JT, Nikki and a few of the other patrons in attendance started clapping.  "Thank you, thank you everyone.  This next song is one of my favorites and I'm sure its one of yours too.  Happy Birthday to all the birthday people in here this evening, this is for you."

"Oh my God, oh my God, it's Lutha," Justin says, sitting next to JT, almost bumping Nikki out of the way.

"Hey man, get your own spot," Nikki says, trying to keep her mind focused on Luther and not the events from earlier in the night.

"I wanna tell you, baby
The changes I've been goin' through
Missin' you, missin' you, oh...oh...
Till you come back to me
I don't know what I'm gonna do
N-n-n-no, n-n-no

Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby
I love you
Yeah...I really do

Long ago..."  Luther sang as JT interrupted him.

"Long ago...Lawd hammercy!  Luthaaaaaaaaaaa!"  JT screamed, falling back into his chair as he started fanning himself.

"Man shut the fuck up! You messin' up Lutha," Justin says, popping JT upside the head while he was pinching his nipples through his shirt.

"And oh, so far away
I fell in love with you
Before the second show..."
Luther sang as JT, Nikki and Justin started clapping, waving their hands and screaming.

"Luthaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!"  Nikki screamed out, almost falling out as JT stood back up, waving his hands in the air.

"Luthaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!"  Justin screamed out, unzipping his pants as JT and Nikki both smacked him on his arms as he looked at the both of them, continued what he was doing and then pulled his pants down and threw his draws up on the stage as Luther stepped back away from them as people started looking in their direction.

Luther Vandross' POV

What the hell is wrong with these people in here tonight?  I'm standing here trying to sing and they hollering and screaming like they ain't got no kind of home training.  I know I agreed to do this for Kevin and Howard, but I didn't know there was going to be some ghetto ass people up in here like this.  Since I walked out on the stage, that one black lady, black man and white boy sitting up here closest to the stage has yet to shut up.

"Thank you, thank you everyone.  This next song is one of my favorites and I'm sure its one of yours too," I say, waving at everyone sitting around in the room.  "Happy Birthday to all the birthday people in here this evening, this is for you."

"Oh my God, oh my God, it's Lutha," the white boy hollers, sitting next to the black man, almost bumping into the woman sitting there.

"Hey man, get your own spot," the woman says, loud enough for me to hear.

As soon as I started singing `Superstar', the black man screamed and almost fell backwards in his chair.  He sat down just in time and just looked up at the sky like he was counting the tiles on the ceiling as he mouthed the words to the song.  As I continued singing, the white boy started screaming and the next thing I knew, I saw a pair of draws come flying up on the stage and them damned things landed right next to me.  Not knowing what else to do, I just stepped away like nothing happened and kept right on singing.

"What the hell was you thinking boy, throwing dem damn draws on the stage like that?  Were they clean?  You can't be leaving Lutha no durty ass draws," the woman says as the white boy sinks down into his chair.

Howie's POV

She looks so happy sitting there watching Luther Vandross performing for her and Justin. I'm just happy I could do this for her for her birthday. I know how much she absolutely adores him, so when the chance came for us to get him to come perform, Kev and I jumped on it. I just wish she could get past this anger she has for JC so that we can get back to the love we share.

When "Superstar" began, she looks at me, her face shining with happiness, but her eyes are still so sad. She gets up from the table where JT and Justin are actin' a complete fool as Luther sings and comes to where I'm standing next to AJ, stopping in front of me with her eyes glued to a spot on the floor in front of me.

"D?" she whispers, looking uncertain of what to say to me. "Can we talk?"

"Sure," I replied, taking her arm and leading her to a secluded area of the ballroom. I want to reach out and hold her, to apologize for my own behavior earlier, but I also need to know that she loves me enough to let me help her through this crazy situation with JC.

"D, I'm so sorry about how I've been acting lately," she began, her eyes filling with tears as she spoke. "I love you so much, and I don't want to loose you because of this. Please don't leave me alone!"

"Come here," I said softly, pulling her into my embrace. She buried her face in my neck, clinging to me as she cried like a lost child. "I promised you forever, and I meant it. I'll never leave you corazón, so please don't cry."

She held me even tighter, crying as I kissed her tears away. We stood there holding on to each other while Luther continued to serenade us and most of our friends watch us with varying degrees of relief... all except for JC. He was staring at me like he wanted to come snatch her out of my arms, but maybe that's just my imagination.


Lawd, I'm so embarrassed right now.  Why the hell did Justin have to take his draws off in front of me and Nikki and then throw them up on the stage to Luther?  That boy must be out of his damn mind.  As soon as he did it, Nikki asked why the hell he did it and he just looked at her and went back to staring at Luther starry-eyed.  I'm sure we're going to catch hell for that lil stunt he pulled.  I know people are going to be talking about that shit and it won't be funny.  I can see the headlines now.  "Do You Know Whose Draws These Are?  That's what Luther Vandross asked while he performed at a private party Saturday night.  See inside for pictures of durty draws."

"Baby, are you alright?"  Kevin asks as he walks over to where we were sitting and sits down in my lap.  "What happened?"

"Justin threw his damn draws on the stage to Luther," I tell him as he looks at me closely and then look at Justin as I nod my head.  "I'm not joking.  The draws are still there."

Kevin stood up and looked at the stage.  Just as I had told him, he saw the proof of Justin's draws in a bunch at the edge of the stage where Luther was standing a few minutes ago.  It seems after he was finished singing `Superstar' he decided to move to the other part of the stage and sing the rest of his songs.  I would have done that shit too; he probably was scared that something besides draws would appear on stage next.

"Lawd what are we going to do with Justin?"  Kevin asks as he leans in and kisses me.

"I think we should slug him for doing that shit to Lutha.  He didn't deserve that kind of treatment.  We didn't know if those draws were clean or not, considering they came off of Justin," I say as Kevin shakes his head and helps me up as we started slow dancing to `Here and Now'

"Are you feeling better now baby?"  He asks me as he pulls me closer to him and lays his head on my shoulder.

"Feeling better about what?"  I ask him.

"About whatever it is you were in a funk about earlier baby?"  He asks, letting his hands drop down to my ass as he starts grinding with me.

"Hey," I say, tapping him on the arm.  "We're not in a ghetto club somewhere listening to Behoochie and Nem.  You don't dance to Lutha like that."

"Sorry baby, I just felt like feeling your body like that," he tells me as he starts to nibble on my ear.

"Lutha's music ain't for booty grabbin' on the dance flo, it's for fucking in the bedroom," I tell him as he starts blowing in my ear.  "Baby, stop you making me hot."

"That's the idea baby," he tells me as we move around and I see the look on Justin's face that said he wanted to be fucked and fucked royally.

"Are we having some group fun tonight?"  I ask him.

"Are you up for that baby?"  He asks me.  "We were talking about that already before we got back here.  I think Nick and Justin want to hook up with us badly."

"I'm quite sure they do.  I knew Justin was looking for some attention this afternoon, but we couldn't do anything with the extra ears and eyes around," I tell him as he pulls away from me and taps Justin on the back.

"Hello you two," Justin says, smiling brightly at the two of us.

"You got that room like I told you to?"  Kevin asks him as I look at him

"Yeah handsome I did.  Everything is ready for us," Justin answers him as Nick joins us.

"Hello you two, hi baby," Nick says as he leans down and kisses Justin and then pats me and Kevin on the back.  "Are we ready to leave and go finish celebrating?"

"Well I guess we can since Luther left a few minutes ago and everyone else is clearing out.  We're the only ones still around," Kevin tells him as he kisses me again.  "I can't wait to get my hands all over you."

"I bet mister," I tell him.  "Didn't you get enough of me this morning?"

"I'll never be able to get enough of you baby," he tells me as we kiss again and someone starts turning off lights in the stage area.  "I guess that's our cue to leave."

"I think that's a sign," I say as Nick and Justin start laughing as we start walking towards the doors.


Author's Note #1:  Why Does It Hurt So Bad is copyrighted by Arista Records and was sung by and courtesy of Whitney Houston.

Author's Note #2:  If Only For One Night and Superstar are copyrighted by Arista Records and was sung by and courtesy of Luther Vandross


I don't know any of the members of «N SYNC, Backstreet Boys or any other celebrities mentioned.  I don't know anything about their sexual orientation or the orientation of any other celebrities in this story (even though I wish some of them were gay).  This story is fiction and you shouldn't take it for anything else but that.  This is for entertainment value only folks.