Warning: This is Alternative Universe-story. If you can't stand to see Kevin/Scotty/Others in situations that are Out Of Character, stay away and don't whine to me about it.
About: Mainly Kevin/Scotty
Rate: Depending on the chapter - This one: G
Disclaimer: Brothers & Sister belongs to ABC, but thanks to this AU Kevin/Scotty can at least kiss.
Summary: walkersfics wondered: "How come even in AUs Kevin is always the one saving Scotty?"
Kevin and Scotty manage to quietly leave the room. Jason had seen their attempt and had drawn attention to himself by telling a story that made everyone listen, so no one would notice the two men slip away. Scotty takes Kevin’s hand and pressing his finger to his lips he signs to Kevin to be quiet.
The room they enter is completely dark and it takes Scotty a few seconds to find the light-switch, but then Kevin can see that Scotty lead him into a large study.
“My father’s room…” He explains. “We need to talk.”
“What happened tonight. Are you willing to listen to me now? Please?” Scotty nearly begs and Kevin sits down on the small couch, next to Scotty.
“Jason already told me you were mostly best friends.” Kevin reluctantly says, still not sure if Scotty can add something that will make him feel better about what happened tonight.
“Good. That will make things a lot easier. First of all. I’m sorry. So very, very sorry, that I hurt you. I never meant to. I have to start at the beginning and that is why I never mentioned Jason before. Like Jason told you, we’ve been friends for so long and we know each other very well, but what Jason and I had wasn’t real.
It was well planned idea to get our families of our backs. Jason was young and wanted to explore the world, his sexuality. I just wanted to be left alone, make my own decisions. He wanted to try out everything live brought him…. I was a bit more shy about it, but Jason would usually drag me into weird situations and have me meet all kinds of boyfriends.
Our families however wanted us to settle down and be in steady relationships. Our happiness just had to depend on having a man in our lives, whether we wanted to or not. Our families tried the very best they could to find partners that were suitable for Jason and me. It drove us crazy!
It was sometimes so embarrassing, all these ‘accidental’ meetings with other men who just ‘happen’ to be gay. One week they would meet me, the other week Jason, or vice versa. I mean, it was all very sweet and supportive, of course, and I know that a lot of parents wouldn’t bother or care, but it was embarrassing nonetheless.
Eventually, one night we came up with the idea that we should pretend to be a couple and get our parents to stop setting us up with guys. Over the years, we never really did anything with it. Yes, technically speaking Jason was my fiancé, but in reality, we hardly spoke to each other when we were apart.
And IF we called each other, we were clowning around on the phone and not exactly talking like a couple in love. However, since I’m trying to be honest, we did have sex a few times, mostly because Jason thinks that I’m terribly repressed, …” Scotty grins. “.. which I’m not, he’s just not really my type… but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the sex.”
“Fair enough.” Kevin smiles. “Have you recently…? Maybe it’s an inappropriate question?”
“No. No, it’s not. You have every right to ask me questions…. No, not recently. The last time with Jason was more than a year ago and I haven’t been with any other man in the last year…. Only you.”
Reminded of their weird physical moments both men at first avoid eye-contact until Scotty makes Kevin look at him.
“I never even thought about Jason, when I was with you. I think … I liked you from the moment I saw you after the accident, but there was such a huge financial, social and emotional gap between us.
And I, at first, couldn’t see us get over it, but as we got to know each other a bit better, I started to have hope. I really wanted you, but ignored it, because … well, you didn’t make yourself that accessible to me either. You were painfully polite and distant and I wasn’t sure if you’d even like me. After that first time, in the hotel, in bed, together… you were so cold and professional the next day, that I thought you’d prefer to forget….”
“I thought that it was what you wanted. Forget. I thought, that, in the morning you’d feel bad about having slept with a nobody like me… and … I preferred to beat you to it and just pretend I didn't care.”
“It seems to me that we were both trying to think for the other one.” Scotty laughs nervously. “I should have pushed the subject and I should have talked to you.”
“I honestly liked your hands on my body that night.” Kevin suddenly admits and then both he and Scotty laugh.
“I liked to put them there. And …. I liked to kiss you. And though I could understand why you pulled away after your brother’s phone call, I was annoyed that his call interrupted us… And I wasn’t acting when we were in your mother’s house. I liked turning you on and it didn’t really take that much faking….”
“I believe you.” Kevin smiles.
“Forgive me?” Scotty asks and Kevin just wraps his around Scotty and within seconds they are in each other’s arms, kissing passionately.
Scotty pulls Kevin closer, hungry for tenderness, now that he’s finally officially allowed to touch him. Kevin gives as much as he gets, inching closer to Scotty, trying not to be too eager, but hopelessly losing the battle. Scotty pushes him down and Kevin spreads his legs so Scotty can lie between them more comfortably.
The door suddenly opens and Wally Wandell walks in, sees Scotty and Kevin kiss and he clears his throat rather loudly. Kevin and Scotty abruptly break their kiss.
“Dad! I’m so sorry..!” Scotty looks definitely caught.
Kevin wishes there was a hole in the ground where he could sink in to. Wally however can only see the big smile on his son’s face. Scotty looks positively in love and Wally can only be happy for him, though in his head, he makes a note to find out everything he can about Kevin and find out if he’s worthy of Scotty.
“Scotty, it’s impolite to sneak away from a party like that.” Wally sternly says.
“I know, you’re right. I’m sorry.” Scotty immediately acknowledges his mistake.
“I can however see that your break-up with Jason has hit you hard… I suggest you go home and have a good cry over it. Kevin, I’m sure you’ll take good care of him?” Wally raises an eyebrow and Kevin nods.
“I will, sir.” Kevin replies politely, though he and Scotty make no attempt to hide their smile.
“Well, get out of here, both of you!” Wally waves them away and he watches with a smile as he sees Scotty and Kevin leave through the back-door.
Still laughing Kevin and Scotty enter Scotty’s house, but hardly does the door close or Scotty pushes Kevin against it. His hands are in Kevin’s hair as he holds Kevin’s head trapped to kiss him passionately. Kevin pulls Scotty closer into the embrace to show Scotty how much he wants him too.
Slowly, hardly able to let go, Scotty breaks the kiss. He still holds Kevin’s head tightly, his lips just a few centimeters away from Kevin’s.
“Come to bed with me. Please, stay tonight. I want to wake up in your arms tomorrow-morning… And every day after that.”
Kevin gently pushes Scotty back and takes his hand, ready to be lead to the bedroom, when his eyes notice a stack of paper on the table and it reminds him of Justin and what he had told him. It all comes back with such an intensity that it makes his head spin. Scotty turns around when Kevin abruptly stops halfway the room.
“Kevin? Are you alright? You look like you just saw a ghost?”
“I have, in a way. Scotty… I need to tell you something …. Something has happened tonight, not long after you left....”
“What?” Scotty feels Kevin withdraw from him. “What’s going on?”
“Justin came to see me.”
“He was at the reading of my father's will. Apparently Dad left almost everything to me.”
“Is it that much?”
“I’m not sure. According to Justin Ojai Foods isn’t doing so bad. Dad gave me complete control.”
“Don’t have a clue. He was disappointed in Sarah and Tommy, didn’t believe in Justin or Kitty or Mom. So I was the only one left to leave it all to. He left me in charge of everything…. No matter how often I say it, it still sounds unreal to me.”
“How do you feel about it? Are you okay with it? Do you want to do this?”
“I don’t know. I haven’t had time to sort things out in my head. Justin was barely gone or Jason showed up and practically forced me to go to the party… And then … you and Jason happened… and you and me …And…” Kevin breathes out. “I’m overwhelmed. I’m losing control over my own life.
My father is fucking up my life again. I don’t want this. No matter what I do, whether I sell my father’s company or run it somehow, my future will change. I will not remain the same.”
“Sell it? Our future will change if you have money? Is that it? You no longer need me, if you have money of your own?”
Scotty’s voice sounds like an accusation and Kevin looks up.
“No. This is not about money, but about how it will affect me. I never really had anything. Dad paid for my school, clothes, car, and all, but it wasn’t like he gave money to me. He always bought things for me, but never gave me cash money.
And now, I’m the one who owns it all. And I don’t know what to do with it. It taking over isn’t me. I can’t run a company. But it’s my dad’s company. I can’t not run it. He worked hard for nearly 40 years. Should I just chuck it all away, because we couldn’t stand each other? He was my dad.” Kevin looks at Scotty for an answer and Scotty can see how desperately Kevin wants to do the right thing.
“I don’t have an answer for you.” Scotty replies in a calm voice. “But what I can offer you is a shoulder to cry on and someone who will listen to you… And maybe a suggestion…?” He asks and when Kevin nods that he’s willing to listen, Scotty continues: “We’ll get all the paperwork tomorrow and we calmly read it.
We will discuss it and weigh our options… Let’s see what we can come up with…. I can understand that you’ re overwhelmed and confused. I’m starting to feel the same, just because you just told me. Which is why I think it’s best if we look at it tomorrow, after a good night sleep, while we have good coffee and... maybe something to snack while we read?” He jokes sweetly.
A little smile plays on Kevin’s face and he looks positively embarrassed.
“I’m sorry for freaking out like this… What you say makes sense.”
“You have every right to ‘freak out’. Your estranged father died, you went to an weird funeral and got confronted with your family that you hadn’t seen in a million years.
Your boss seduces you and just when you think you might like him, he turns out to have a fiancé, who’s not really a fiancé, so you end up with that guy anyway, in his apartment where he’s pressuring you into having sex, while you’re still reeling from the fact that you turn out to inherit God-knows-what. No wonder you feel like your life is out of control.”
“I like the ‘boss is seducing you’ part though.” Kevin suddenly laughs. Scotty is so nice to him. “I’m just… overwhelmed…. ”
“So, do you want to go back to your own apartment or do you prefer to stay with me? We don’t have to have sex.” Scotty adds, trying to cover his own disappointment. He can however see how confused Kevin is.
“Would that be acceptable to you?” Kevin asks hesitantly and Scotty smiles.
“Make no mistake, I want to make love with you all night… but only if you want it too. You need to feel as safe in this relationship as I do. And that means that you should have the freedom to say no.”
“I want to stay tonight, I want to be with you, but will it suffice, if we take it slowly?”
“Of course it will.” Scotty replies, kissing Kevin softly on the lips. “We’ll get there. I’m not worried.” From the corner of his eye, Kevin can see Scotty’s bed and it looks so inviting… He follows Scotty into the bedroom and closes the door behind him.
END OF PART 13.