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Fanfic: Look who I met for dinner 
27th-Mar-2011 12:23 am
Look who I met for dinner

By Marea67
About: Jordan, with a dash of Scotty and ... naturally Kevin somehow gets involved. :)
Rate: G
Disclaimer: B&S is not mine
Summary: Jordan goes to a party and hears something.

A/N:  This started with an idea based on Parvesh Cheena saying that he would never be ''the leading man" in a movie. But after 5.07 it stalled and went nowhere. It somehow changed  into another storyline, that just didn't work for me, and after a while I forgot what it was, and it  turned into something completely different from what I ever had intended it to be. It's been quietly sitting on my computer, going nowhere. I don't want to delete it. I see no reason to change it. It just is what it is. A story. Hope you'll enjoy it. :)


“I just don’t think it’s a good idea…” Jordan sighs.
“I think it’s a perfect idea.” Scotty replies, stirring the sauce that is in front of him. “You met a really nice guy, who wants to take you to a party.”
“At his parents’ house. He wants to introduce me to them.”

“Well, that’s sweet, isn’t it?" Scotty wonders.
“That’s not the point…. I feel… weird.”
“Weird?” Scotty asks.
“I’m not sure, if I’m ready to be ‘the boyfriend of…’.”

“It beats spending Saturday-night alone on the couch, feeling sorry for yourself.”
“Yes. It does. And Leo is a nice guy, but I’m not in love with him. He’s just a friend. I have the feeling that he only invited me because he wants to antagonize his dad. …. I’m not that annoying, am I?”

“For the sake of our long running friendship I shall not answer that question.” Scotty’s wise reply is accompanied by a teasing grin, a hand that ruffles Jordan’s hair and a kiss planted on the back of his head. Jordan smiles.

“I don’t know… I mean, it’s not like I’m in his league or anything.” Jordan sighs, stealing a cookie from the plate that Scotty put on the table.
“Reason more for you to go. You shouldn’t feel any less than him, just because he’s…”

Scotty tries to remember which of Jordan’s many friends is Leo.
“The blond surfer-dude, with the Porsche under his ass?” Jordan helpfully discloses. Scotty makes a face to betray his confusion. How can Jordan have a boyfriend like that?

“His mom and dad have this mansion, they are filthy rich, but he likes to have ‘normal’ people around him…. They make him feel so ‘normal’… Guys like me are like a different species to him. We’re the ‘exotic’ ones… I know that sounds weird. If he wasn’t such a sweet guy, I’d think he’d be a psycho.

But for exotic little me, he’s most willing to forget the yacht in the harbor and sit in my run-down old car. That is, if he’s not too busy spending his holiday in Acapulco in a five-star hotel. To which this ‘normal’ friend isn’t invited.”

“You couldn’t afford it.” Scotty points out practically.
“I know. Still, he could ask.”
“Knowing you can’t afford it?” Scotty once again points out. “Painful.”
“You’re so Kevin sometimes.”

“If by that you mean that I’m practical, then, thank you, I don’t mind being Kevin.” Scotty replies with a smile.
“How are you and Kevin holding up?” Jordan tries.
“Don’t change the subject.” Scotty warns.

He adds the sauce to the pasta and turns back to Jordan.
“Just go to the party, be introduced to his parents, have fun, eat caviar, drink champagne and who knows what might happen between you and this… Leo?”
“Oh, please, he’s nice and all, but not my type.” Jordan dismisses the thought.


“Well, I have to admit, Jordan, you’re not what we had expected.” Leo’s father, Jack, is the one who says those words, and Leo laughs nervously, but Jordan merely replies politely:
“Neither are you, sir.” No, indeed, Jordan had expected some terrible, homophobic person, but in fact Jack is trying to be very nice.

“Jack, please, just call me Jack.” Jack nods, handing over a drink to Jordan. Jordan feels uncomfortable and he feels watched, but he ‘casually’ looks around the big study. He reads the titles of the books in the bookcase, that decorates one of the walls. He doesn’t know many of them and it makes him feel like he never read the right books.

Behind him, the family and some friends talk about something, that is undoubtedly very, very important, but Jordan doesn’t really care. The family is nice, but terribly boring. The house is huge, but doesn’t feel pleasant. The garden is beautiful, but uninviting. The drinks are expensive and Jordan doesn’t like the taste…

He sighs, maybe he wasn’t cut out for the life of the rich and famous after all. He’d kill for a beer and a hamburger. He stares at some pictures, all nicely framed, and then he cannot help but picking up one of them.
“That was 15 years ago, with an old friend of mine, William Walker.”

Jordan nearly drops the picture-frame, startled because he hadn’t seen Jack come closer to him.
“I thought so.” Jordan replies. “That it was Mr Walker.” He explains needlessly.
“Don’t know what I would have done without him.” Jack says with a serious nod of his head.

“May I ask in which way?” Jordan asks slightly curious.
“With Leo. When he came out, I didn’t know what to do. But William was great. Told me exactly how to handle it…” Jack’s nods became even more respectful and Jordan rolls his eyes.

The question ‘Ostracize your son and don’t speak to him for several years?’ burns on his lips, but he holds his tongue.
“What advice did he give you?” Jordan asks instead.
“To do what he had done.”
“Which was….?”

“Love his son regardless of his sexual orientation.” Jack replies and Jordan nearly chokes on his drink. “He was proud of him and never had anything but the best to say about him….” Jack goes on. “It showed me that I could be proud of my son, … even though he’s gay…” Jack says with pride and Jordan wonders if the man knows how insulting his words sound.

He closes his eyes and counts to ten. It’s going to be a long night.
“That is very generous of you.” Jordan’s fake smile takes the sting out of his sarcasm. He tells himself over and over again, that this man obviously thinks he’s a supportive dad. Just like William Walker.

This thought puts a cynical smile on Jordan’s face. He puts the frame back on the shelve.
“Did you know William?” Jack now asks.
“No…. A friend of mine is married to his son….” Jordan stammers.
“Which son? Justin or Tommy?” Jack asks with serious interest.

“My friend Scotty is in a committed relationship with Kevin Walker.” Jordan stiffly corrects himself.
“Ah… yes… I see… Sorry. .. It hadn’t occurred to me…” Jack looks uncomfortable and Jordan smiles.
“No, it usually doesn’t.”
“So, has Kevin been married long?”

“Three years.”
“Really? I remember William telling me once that Justin and Kevin couldn’t hold on to their relationships for more than 3 days.”
“Don’t know about Justin, but Kevin and Scotty are still together.”

“Do you have plans in that direction for Leo?” The question takes Jordan by surprise. Across the room he can see Leo, looking as bored as he feels and Jordan, for the first time, notices a sadness on his face, a restlessness in his movements and a certain disdain for his surroundings.

Slowly he starts to understand why Leo likes to be at Jordan’s place. Around ‘normal’ people. Everything in this house breathes a cold, distant atmosphere, where Jordan’s house is place to crash and to have fun. A place filled with bright colors, where all friends are welcome at all hours of the day and night… His place feels alive compared to this mausoleum!

“… because to tell you the truth, last time we were in Acapulco, he couldn’t wait to get back home and your name fell a lot.” Jack continues, much to Jordan’s surprise. “I therefore sort of expected…. Well, I thought that…” Jordan listens to Jack’s stammering.
“I haven’t thought it about it yet.” He replies.

“Ah, I see.”
“To tell you the truth, tonight has been an eye-opener for me. I’ve certainly come to see Leo in a different light.” Jordan says not explaining any further what he means. “If you will excuse me?” Jack nods and Jordan crosses the room with an unexpected ease, something he has learned when he and Scotty would still wait tables.

He pops up beside Leo and takes him by the elbow. Leo apologizes and steps away from the guests to be alone with Jordan.
“What is it?” Leo asks.
“Why don’t we go home?” Jordan asks in reply.

“What? No. I don’t want to go home just yet. I wanted you to meet my parents….”
“Met them..”
“… see the place where I grew up….”
“Seen it.”

“… I wanted… I wanted…” Leo doesn’t know how to go on. “Okay, here’s the thing… I thought that you were pushing me away, because I didn’t let you get closer to me… I mean, I never asked you to meet my family, my house, my life… I don’t want you to get the impression that you’re not ‘good enough’ or something. Because…. I just love your life, your place, your friends so much better than my own… Above all, I really, really like you….” He stammers.

“I really like you too.” Jordan now smiles, as he realizes that it’s true. He’s not sure if he’s in love, but it does feel good to be with Leo.
“I’m glad with that.” Leo laughs. “I was afraid that you might dislike my parents. I know my dad can be trying too hard sometimes, but he does try to be supportive of me, even though, I know, he doesn’t like that I’m gay….” Leo replies and Jordan thinks over his words.

Sure, he heard all the stories about William, but obviously William had learned from his mistake, he had warned Leo’s father to not make the same mistake. He had told his friends that he cared about his son and he had spoken with pride about his son. Jordan tries to weigh the importance of these words against what he knows about William

He knows that, deep inside, Kevin is still in pain over the way William treated him and he wonders how Kevin would feel to find out that his bad relationship with his dad had saved the one between Leo and his father.
“Jordan? … I was talking to you.” He suddenly hears Leo say.

Jordan looks up with a shock, suddenly aware that his mind had been somewhere else entirely. He smiles apologetically and takes Leo’s arm.
“Why don’t we drive by Café 429 and see if we can harass Scotty?” Jordan suggests. “I need to talk to Kevin…”


27th-Mar-2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Now this almost, thats a rather big almost made me like William some. I know acceptance is more difficult for some but Kevin was his son. He loved him yes but made Kevin feel like he was less than his siblings. That probably doesnt make sense. Very typical of all my rants.

I totally adored this part: “You’re so Kevin sometimes.”

“If by that you mean that I’m practical, then, thank you, I don’t mind being Kevin.” Scotty replies with a smile.
27th-Mar-2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
Well, it's always easy to tell others how to raise their kids, I suppose and I can see William tell Jack a story that is different from reality. We know that William was good at 'bending the truth'.

However, from 2.16 I had the impression that William DID love Kevin and was proud of him, but that the fact that he was gay was a big issue for him.

The conversation between Kevin/William was painfully realistic, I think. And sometimes I also wonder in how far Kevin closed the door and made it difficult for William to access him again, once he dealt with the fact that Kevin was gay.

The scene made it clear that Kevin wasn't too forgiving either, and with GOOD reason, but it certainly wouldn't have made conversations easier between them. They were both very guarded.

I sometimes wish we would see more Kevin/William. Sigh.
27th-Mar-2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
I'll admit that I'm a little biased because of how much I love Kevin.(damned tv shows anyway) We never really got a chance to know William. I would love to see more between the two of them.
27th-Mar-2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Look what Kevin said up there? (In the icon I mean :D)

Hey, great to see Jordon back on your page! ;)
*I know that sounds weird. If he wasn’t such a sweet guy, I’d think he’d be a psycho.*
Poor Jordon! He's really having a roller coaster up in his head, isn't he?

*“You’re so Kevin sometimes.”*
Love this as well! Because I do think that Kevin has become a little like Scotty, and vice versa. They both mature in a way and I would say they're affected by each other. It's a good thing though.

While I'm at it, I wish they'd show more of Kevin/Scotty's social life. I know PC's in another series, but it'd be nice to see him back even just for one episode.

OMG!! William taught Jack how to handle when Leo come out!!? Oh, I love your amazing idea!! Totally didn't see this coming!(And yes, you may have figured out by now that I'm writing this while reading the story!)

*Jordan, for the first time, notices a sadness on his face, a restlessness in his movements and a certain disdain for his surroundings*
awww... I suddenly feel very bad for this Leo. And I love how you compared Jordon apartment to Leo's mansion, and the life/living style between them. (Esp. like the part where Jordon checked out the book collection and felt that he read the wrong books. Been there done that :D)

*I thought that you were pushing me away, because I didn’t let you get closer to me*
awww... I love this Leo guy now. I love to find out that he cared a lot about how Jordon felt and how he felt for him. Somehow I think Kevin would act/think like this Leo at the time when he was still dating around. Projecting a Kevin there? *nudge*

I love the last part where Jordon *analysed the situation* and even more happy that he has the urged to talk to Kevin about this. Just show how much he's grown to like Kevin and he's treating Kevin exactly like a true friend now.

You know I couldn't help but dislike Scotty's friends the first time I saw them. Just because they judged Kevin so easily. But I can't blame them, they're Scotty's friends first and I would be like them if I were one of them too. But love it when Jordon was moved by Kevin and they finally accepted him. It's nice to see Jordon showed up in their committment ceremony, too. (hey, I love it when Luke was looking for Parvesh in a scene in 2.16 in their DVD commentary and then Matthew told him he'd show up in a later scene and then Matthew said sth. like, 'look look he's there' :D

I wanna go back to this part. *“Love his son regardless of his sexual orientation.” *
Since Kevin and William never really talked to each other in S1EP1 and throughout what we learnt about in S1, I had always thought the relatiosnship between them was still intense. But when William patted Kevin's hand and delcare how much he love to spend time with him in 2.16, that scene totally changed my view. It's always a shame that we didn't get to see how William and Kevin go from their 'no conversation' state to where William finally accepted that his son's gay state and even hire him to work for Ojai.

BTW, sometimes it really kills me to think that Kevin doesn't seem to have very close friends, or just that we never saw them (the god-forbidden social life for Kevin Walker). Can you do something about that? *batting kitty eyes at Marea67* :D Maybe just have them hang out? Hey, obviously Kevin's not very good with power tool and construction. HOw about while Scotty's away or he can just be there :D, and Kevin helped the guys with something. I'm hoping to see some hang out. Of course while Kevin's not good with these *tools*, he could always broke an arm, hurt a leg, or simply fell off a ladder? :D Jordon will be feeling so guilty to have asked Kevin to help in the first place. *eg*
28th-Mar-2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Seriously, I miss Jordan! Truth is I can't think of Jordan without thinking "Gupta!" and he suddenly talks with a very Indian accent. ;)

To be honest, checking books is something I do. I used to love to read (don't have much time lately) and I'm always curious what others have in their book-collection.

I'm toying with a Kevin/William idea now, not sure it will work for me. No promises.

I thought about giving Kevin some friends, and then Alex popped up! I don't think I should invent more friends for Kevin... Scotty might not survive the next one. (shakes head sadly)

Besides, I have Chad/Jason as well, but everytime I sent them away for a nice vacation with lots of sex, they get in trouble. (Men!)

Glad you liked the story, though. :)
28th-Mar-2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
definitely kevin needs friends
27th-Mar-2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
I want to "hear" that conversation :)

PS: I loved it!
28th-Mar-2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Not sure if Kevin will tell me. I will ask him. :)
28th-Mar-2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I would love to see/read more Kevin and William.
I like to think I kinda get where William was coming from....even if I don't agree with it and that it definitely can and should be handled better. My parents never had any contact with anyone homosexual until very late in life and it was and sometimes still is, something so very foreign to them. While my parents are not bigoted and accept everyone colour creed and sexual orientation (thank god) it is still something confronting for them but they handle it well. They come from an era where it was the norm to say words about minority groups that nowadays you could be stoned for. To change all your ideals that you held true and as the norm that late in life can't be easy, to rethink your hopes and dreams that you have for your children and how they are meant to turn out is another thing. Great piece!
28th-Mar-2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Working on a William/Kevin story now, but it hasn't really completely formed yet. Maybe in the next few weeks. :)
28th-Mar-2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
interesting little twist. I liked it!
28th-Mar-2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked it! :)
28th-Mar-2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
can you please make a jorrdan/kevin conversation happen? if you dont i will.... but then someone wll end up dead, or in lif support for eternity. you do not want that in your consceience, do you???? :D
10th-Apr-2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
No, I don't. :) I put on my list, that's all I can do for now. Kevin confirmed he had that talk, but he doesn't want to tell me about it... I may have to bribe him .... ;)
10th-Apr-2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
tell him i am having paige being hit by a car. i am sure he will reconsider. :p
10th-Apr-2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
He's busy having sex with Scotty now and as I'm not a 'Marea-interruptus' I will first let finish his ... thing.... :)
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