About: Kevin/Scotty and a few others
Rate: This part: G (Sorry!)
Disclaimer: I don't own Brothers & Sisters, they belong to ABC. Written with love, not for money.
Summary: In the wake of Kevin's operation, Kevin doesn't only have strange dreams of Elizabeth, but also one of Scotty..... (semi-AU?)
Extra Note: And okay, just to prove that the writers of B&S aren't the only ones who can write incredibly unrealistic romantical nonsense with a 100% predictability-rate.
“Bro, I was a real jerk in your dream…” Justin says.
“And to tell you the truth, I seriously doubt that I would speak to your father like that, though I did like my alter ego’s speech.” Scotty agrees.
“And like I would ever let you walk out of my life like that.” Nora shakes her head.
“Hey, guys, it’s just a dream…” Kevin reminds them.
“Yeah, but still. Why was I the bad guy? Couldn’t you pick Tommy or Kitty or Sarah? Why was he the good guy?”
“I guess that with everything that has happened with Elizabeth, I’m nicer to Tommy.”
“Still, why me? I cannot recall ever having had problems with having a gay brother. I’ve known that you liked boys since I was nine. I can’t even remember ever seeing you date a girl. I think, I was the only boy in my class who knew that being gay is not contagious and that you can befriend one, without any other health consequences, other than homophobic idiots wanting to beat you up for it.
I knew that AIDS is not ‘gay’-disease and the importance of ‘safe sex’. I was the only one who ever saw the inside of a gay bar and made it out alive, proving that seeing a gay man, doesn’t make your head explode. In fact, I got some offers there, that were more interesting than what I got from girls…
I’m not entirely sure that came out the right way.” Justin then frowns, making the three others laugh. “I’m however sure that I changed a few minds during my years in school.” Kevin places his plate in the sink and when returning to his chair, he stops behind Justin and lets his hands rest on Justin’s shoulders.
“I think….” Kevin says, bending over Justin a bit. “.. that you mentioned the reasons for being the bad guy yourself. No one has been more accepting of me. You’re safe. I cannot get mad at you.” He hugs Justin and Justin’s hand comes to rest on Kevin’s arm across his chest. He can hear Kevin whisper: “Thank you.” and Justin gently squeezes Kevin’s arm, before they both let go of each other again.
“I guess, I would have gotten really mad at Tommy, if he had invaded my dreams in such a negative way….” For a moment Kevin considers telling Nora and Justin about the contract that Tommy made him sign, but then he changes his mind and stays quiet. Over Justin’s head his eyes meet Scotty’s and Scotty smiles sadly, as if he knows what Kevin is thinking about.
“By the way, what is this about you living in San Francisco…?” Nora then asks.
“I almost moved there.” Kevin replies.
Kevin smiles over Nora and Justin’s questions. He had expected their shocked reactions.
“A few years ago. I got an offer to work in another branch of my company and I seriously considered it. It was scary and exciting at the same time and I was emotionally thrown in all directions.
I wondered, if I should take it and prove that I could make it on my own somewhere else. On the other hand, I felt like I shouldn’t have to prove anything to anybody. I wanted a life of my own, away from the family, like Kitty had and at the same time I could not imagine walking away from mom and dad.
I still felt like Ojai was the best connection between dad and me and I didn’t want to leave Sarah and Tommy hanging either and who would keep Justin out of jail..?” Justin sticks out his tongue at his brother, but the smile that follows, is the smile of a brother who knows what the other one is right.
“It was quite a tough choice. I got pushed and pulled from one end of the spectrum to the other. Eventually I made my choice, I walked into my boss’s office with the intention to say yes and heard myself turn down the offer…”
“Wow, you were really of sure of yourself weren’t you?” Justin laughs.
“I felt so stupid, when I left the office. This could have been my big chance to leave. I seriously thought it was the worst mistake I had ever made. An hour later my boss walks in and tells me he’s happy with my choice to stay. He has a new file for me and wants me to shred that insurance company apart.
Dad died two days later and I was so busy with everything surrounding his death that I didn’t get the chance to get invested into the Mangopean file, until I met its witnesses. And one in particular.”
“Was he cute?” Justin asks, knowing very well that Kevin is talking about Scotty.
“Hot like hell.” Kevin replies.
“Whatever happened to him?” Justin now asks.
“I heard he got married.”
“Oh, too bad.” Nora grins.
“I can even tell you that he’s happily married.” Scotty informs them, pulling Kevin into his arms and giving Kevin a quick kiss in the back of his neck.
“Unfair, some guys have all the luck…” Kevin sighs.
“Well, unfair or not, why don’t you let this guy take you to bed. I might even join you there.” Scotty suggests.
A quick shower later Kevin lies down on the bed and lets his husband attend to the wound of his operation. A grimace of pain flashes over his face as Scotty applies the ointment to the wound.
“A lot of pain still?”
“Not as much as last week,” he lets his fingers touch the cut. “It doesn’t hurt much here and here.” And he caresses the sides, “But here… Ouch!” The middle of the cut indeed still looks not entirely healed.
“Don’t touch it and don’t strain yourself so much.”
“I know, baby. I just want it to be over. I want to make love with you again without you worrying about hurting me.”
“I want to make love with you too. I miss you.” Scotty admits, prompting Kevin to kiss him, sweet and gentle at first, more intense and demanding later on.
“No Kevin.” Scotty backs away from the kiss. “We can’t. We have to wait.” Kevin makes an irritated growl, but Scotty is determined. “Here read this. It might actually help you finish your dream.” He hands Kevin ‘A fine Romance’, Rebecca’s book.
The doubt is clearly written on Kevin’s face.
“You actually expect me to read this?” he asks.
“Yes, give the boys a happy end. These books are the height of happy endings.”
“Do you seriously expect me to dream about this? Fine! But you will be the one wearing the ‘white wedding-dress with lace’ as you ‘walk down the aisle’ to be with the man of your dreams. There’s no way in hell that I will wear a dress," Kevin warns. "... but I don’t mind being the man of your dreams.” he then concedes.
“You are the man of my sweetest dreams and sometimes my worst nightmares, sweetheart.” Scotty kisses Kevin quickly. “My turn in the shower, .. will be right back.”
CHAPTER 9 – BOY + BOY REALIZE THAT BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO.
For three long weeks, Scotty does nothing else except work, study, sleep and work some more. He’s either in school or at the restaurant. He either puts together recipes or prepares them on customers' orders. His daily schedule consists of either being busy or being very busy.
However, by the fourth week his body has enough of being constantly depleted of all its energy. He wakes up with a sore throat, by lunch-time his nose starts to run, around dinner he struggles to get to the restaurant because his head feels like it’s about to explode and halfway the evening, he gets sent home, because he looks like an extra from “Night of the living dead”.
Once he’s at home, he rolls into his bed and sleeps for nearly a day. Another day passes by with crying, while feeling tired, sad and lonely. By the third day at home and after the sixth bucket of ice, he knows that he has to face the truth. He’s in love with Kevin and he wants Kevin back.
He waits another day, just to make sure. that he needs Kevin to be happy. Then, being the man of action that he is, he doesn’t wait any longer. He tries to reach Kevin at his office, but Kevin is in a meeting. For a moment Scotty plays with Kevin’s address and phone number and feels unsure what to do next.
The only thing that Kevin is grateful for these last four weeks is the incredible work-load on his desk. He concentrates on his work, goes home for a quick drink and some sleep and at six in the morning he’s back at work. He lives on coffee and fast-food, to a point that Jordan expresses his concern.
“I know, Jordan, but it’s very busy. I don’t have time for long dinners.”
“Here.” Jordan offers.
“What’s that?” Kevin says, turning a box upside down in his hands, then shaking it as if he fears there’s a bomb inside.
“Quinn gives me some salad and fruit every day before I go to work. He’s worried about my bad eating habits and having little exercise. He fears I might get a heart-attack. I want you to eat this and I’ll ask Quinn to make some more from now on.”
“You don’t have to.” Kevin replies.
“Yes. I do. I’m worried about you. Are you sure you don’t want to talk about what happened in Ojai?”
“I’m sure. Thanks for asking though.” No, Kevin cannot possible see how he can tell Jordan that he fell in love with a gigolo he hired to fool his family… Not even Jordan needs to know.
Jordan drops Kevin off at his place and Kevin quickly enters the building.
“Mr Walker! There’s someone waiting for you. I said you’d be home any minute…” The doorman points at someone sitting in the hall.
“Thank you.” Kevin smiles, but when he sees who it is, he holds his breath in shock.
END OF PART 9