Today I will post part 6
In several hours also part 7
But then part 8 will only appear on Wednesday, because I'm gone for two-three days and will only have access to my computer again on Wednesday night.
Alright!!! Let's move on!!
The summer of 2010 part 6/?
About: Kevin, Scotty, and others
Disclaimer: Brothers & Sisters doesn’t belong to me, written with love, not for money
Summary: Summer-holidays are coming and the boys don’t know what to do with themselves.
Extra: It takes place after season 4 finale, but I’ve lost the time-line of the episodes and I will pretend that the events of the finale happened in the spring.
“That must be the wackiest thing I ever heard.” Jason laughs. Kai grins, happy to be able to make everyone laugh with his story. Scotty quickly looks at Kevin and he’s surprised at how happy Kevin looks, he suddenly seems so much younger and Scotty wonders what he was like when he was nineteen.
Of course he had seen the pictures, but that is not the same as hearing Kevin talk and seeing him move. Even for himself life has changed so much these last few years, especially since he met Kevin, that he can sometimes not remember how the old Scotty used to be.
His eyes meet Kevin’s and he sees the loving smile on Kevin’s face. Scotty looks away, still feeling touched whenever Kevin so openly displays his feelings for him. They’ve come a long way since that Indian restaurant, when Kevin froze the moment Scotty kissed him. Scotty smiles at the memory.
But when he looks around, he sees he’s not the only one smiling. So is Tessa. Scotty gets up from his chair to get another drink and Tessa joins him almost immediately.
“You two are a beautiful couple. I can’t tell you how happy I am for Kevin…. He longed so much to be loved and cherished. I think he’s very fortunate to have you.”
“Thank you.” Scotty says quietly. He’s surprised by her warmth and so he dares to ask what is on his mind. “Tessa,… What was Kevin like 20 years ago?”
Tessa looks uncertain, as if she’s not sure what to say or perhaps how much she can say.
“Are you sure you want to know? It’s such a long time ago.”
“I know it is, just please, … I know Kevin wasn’t a virgin when I met him, neither was I, to be honest. We both brought our own luggage in this relationship. But you knew him twenty years ago. I know so little about him from that period in his life, except that he and William didn’t get along and that he was Nora’s ‘exchange student’ in his own home.”
Tessa laughs and nods that she agrees, then she takes a sip from her drink.
“Kevin… Kevin was young, inexperienced, eager to learn, afraid to take the first step, he masked his fear with arrogance, but most men could easily see through him and … he was popular. He brought home quite a few boyfriends, but no one lasted longer than 3 days.”
“Was Kevin also involved with you or Kai or James?” Scotty nervously asks, not sure if he really wants to hear the answer. Tessa hesitates and then opens her mouth to say something when James calls her.
“Tess! Phone! Your son!”
“I’m sorry, Scotty, I have to take this call, but hold on to that question, we’ll talk later.” She promises Scotty and runs off to take the phone from the James. Scotty sighs. Well, at least, she didn’t seem offended and she did seem to want to answer the question…
“I wouldn’t trust her, if I were you.” A voice behind him says.
Jason wonders why Chad behaves the way he does. Last night, on the dance-floor with that girl, he had seemed more than happy to antagonize Jason, but now he doesn’t even look at Jason and when their eyes do meet, he seems almost hurt. Jason is getting sick and tired of all the games that Chad is playing.
He loves Chad, he can’t deny it, but he’s tired of feeling insecure. The fact that Chad is bi-sexual makes that every man and woman is a potential ‘competitor’ and it doesn’t help that Chad loves to flirt with both men and women and though he’s usually not seriously interested in that person, it still undermines Jason’s trust.
And now this game. One moment dancing with a sexy lady, the next acting like a hurt puppy. What’s the point? Jason can’t help but wonder why Chad puts this much effort into this yo-yo behavior. One moment he tries to bring Jason closer, the next he pushes him away. It is all so tiring.
Jordan sits down next to him and Jason leans closer.
“Jordan, did I do or say something bad to Chad yesterday?”
“No… but I think he didn’t like it, that you walked away. It must have reminded of Kevin with Scotty.” Jordan whispers back and Jason frowns. Could that really be it?
Chad can’t believe how jealous he feels, when Jason leans closer to Jordan. Alright, he gets the message. He cannot commit and therefore Jason went to bed with Jordan. Chad knows there’s nothing he can say about it. Jason isn’t his boyfriend. Besides, Chad used to laugh at Jason, whenever Jason got jealous.
It wasn’t really in Chad’s nature to be jealous. He believed in ‘live and let live’ and in celebrating his life, but now he realizes that there’s very little to celebrate when the man you love, seems more interested in another man and there isn’t a single thing you can do about it.
Scotty turns to see who’s talking and he’s face-to-face with an angry-looking woman. She must have been pretty many years ago, but now the dissatisfaction has clearly marked her face. Her eyes are cold and don’t match the smile she has on her lips.
“I’m sorry….?” Scotty starts.
“Karen Griffiths, James’ wife.”
“Oh…” Scotty feels uncomfortable, starting to understand why Kevin and his friends don’t like her. There’s something definitely unwelcoming about her. This woman seems pure acid.
“I know. You must have heard the most bizarre things said about me. Especially by my husband and his tramp, but they lie. They’ll do anything to ruin me and break me. You’re here with Kevin Walker?”
“I’m his husband.” Scotty replies, not sure if it is smart to give away that information.
“Then you must know how deep it hurts. To know that your man would rather sleep with her than with you…”
“I don’t think…”
“If you haven’t figured it out, you’ll find out soon enough. Tessa will steal your man.”
“I doubt that….” Scotty tries again.
“That woman is like a black hole. She sucks you into her orbit and then destroys you. And she wants Kevin back and she’ll wreck your marriage to do it. She will create trouble between you and him, making you look like a fool.
You’ll question her and she’ll have her answers ready for you. Don’t get conned by her ‘spontaneous’ ways. She deserves the name ‘bat out of hell’, because she’s pure evil veiled by a beautiful smile, but once she’ll get her fangs in Kevin again, she will suck all the blood out of him and leave nothing but an empty shell.”
There’s so much venom in the words that Scotty involuntarily backs away. This woman is either very hurt or very angry and he cannot determine which one it is. She seems to address his own fears, but Scotty still isn’t sure.
“Mrs Griffiths, Kevin is a gay man….” Scotty tries to laugh it away.
“Yes, I know, he was gay twenty years ago. It didn’t stop him from sleeping with her and father a child with her….”
“Her son. His name is Kevin. Named after his father.”
“I… I don’t believe you.” Scotty stammers.
“And yet it’s true.”
“He would not lie to me about something like that.”
“No. You must have misunderstood.”
“I did not misunderstand anything. She slept with all three of them. Kevin got her pregnant, which is when he left Amsterdam, because he didn’t want to raise some bastard-child that he didn’t want in the first place.”
Scotty opens his mouth to say something, but she places her hand on his mouth.
“I know. They say I’m crazy. They say I’m not kind. And it’s true. I’m bitter. I’m very bitter. And I have every reason to be. Mark my words, before the end of this week, she will have wrecked your marriage and make you as miserable as she has made me.
You will curse the day that you met her. I do. There’s nothing more destructive than to watch the man you love, prefer some other woman over you. Especially if that woman doesn’t deserve his trust, his faith or his love and laughs at your pain and calls you ‘bitter’ for being hurt to core of your very being.”
Her eyes fill with tears and then she begs:
“Take Kevin and get out of here. Don’t let her destroy your marriage like she destroyed mine.” Her hand covers her mouth and, in tears, she turns around and walks away from Scotty.
END OF PART 6