Season 6 – Episode 15 – Stupid Cupid
About: Brothers & Sisters (general)
Rate: Can’t go higher than PG-13, as this is American Television, but I may add a few ‘deleted scenes’ here and there. ;)
Disclaimer: Just escaping from reality here, not created for financial gain
Summary: It is my very own season 6, you guys! Go with it! ;) Don’t complain! If YOU can do better, post your own story! (I dare you!)
***** Part 1/4 *****
“Oh, no, five more minutes of sleep… please.” Scotty begs, not wishing to open his eyes at the shrill sound of his alarm.
“I hate alarm-clocks.” Kevin informs him, shutting up the alarm.
“Me too. That’s why we’re such a perfect couple.” Scotty mumbles in reply.
He spoons up against Kevin, making Kevin moan with desire for more intimacy.
“Don’t wiggle your ass against me like that..” Scotty warns with a little grin.
“Shhh, I’m still asleep, having a nice dream..”
“Your nice dream turns me on.” Scotty’s hands slip under the sheet, so he can caress Kevin’s belly.
Kevin turns in Scotty arms, but Scotty softly pushes Kevin on his back and soon enough he’s on top of Kevin, kissing every inch of his face, his throat and moving to his shoulder until somewhere in Scotty’s mind the thought occurs that it’s still very dark in the room. A quick look at the alarm-clock makes him moan.
“You woke me up at 5.30 in the morning?” He asks dumbfounded. He turns on one of the small lights to look at Kevin.
“Happy Valentine’s Day?” Kevin suggests. Seeing the unconvinced look on Scotty’s face, Kevin sighs.
“I’m sorry, baby, but I have appointments all days, I have to prep my case against my own mother to keep my niece and I’m watching the kids tonight, because you have to work until late because everyone wants to celebrate the Day of Love in the most amazing restaurant, called Café 429.
We both know that we will, at most, be able to steal a kiss here and there, but mostly we’ll be busy working and slaving away…. And we both know, that by the time you get to bed, tonight, at around one or two in the morning, you’ll be too be exhausted and fall asleep within 3 seconds….
I just want a little bit of alone time with my beautiful husband on Valentine’s Day… Am I really a bad person for wanting that?” Kevin gives Scotty his most sexiest pout and Scotty shakes his head with a loving smile on his face.
“You’re crazy…. But that’s why I love you.”
“Are you mad at me?”
“Then turn off the lights and make love to me, before the kids wake up.”
“I don’t know… it’s still so early… Not sure if every part of my body is awake yet…” Scotty teases.
Kevin grins, moving up against Scotty in no uncertain terms and Scotty’s body reacts almost immediately.
“Well, the most important part of your body, right now, certainly works.” Kevin replies. Scotty only laughs softly and turns off the lights.
An arm reaches out from under the blanket and grabs the telephone from the nightstand.
“This had better be an emergency.” Justin says.
“It is… I don’t know what to do.” He hears a familiar voice say at the other side of the line. Justin blinks a few times.
“Who is it?... Don’t tell me it’s your mom, trying to get you to talk to Kevin…” Tyler moans from somewhere underneath the sheets.
“Hey, Rebecca, what’s going on?” Justin asks and Tyler turns towards him, a question on her lips, but he places his finger gently on her mouth though.
“I’m sorry to have called you, but… I didn’t know what to do… who to talk to… I’m freaking out….” Rebecca's voice trembles.
“Why? What’s happening…?” Justin asks with growing concern…
“I…. I’m pregnant…” Rebecca starts to cry.
Justin sits up and frowns, irritation taking the place of his concern.
“Don’t you think you should discuss this with Rick… your husband?”
“I’m so scared.”
“Of what?” Justin asks.
“Should I tell him or not…? We lost our baby just around Valentine’s Day. I’m scared to lose another one… I can’t talk about this with anyone. Rick and dad are gone for a few days and though I could call mom, she would probably not remember that I lost our child and she’ll get all upset that she’s can’t remember…. This is such a mess.”
Justin runs a hand through his hair and tries to organize his thoughts.
“Look, Becca, when you lost our child, the doctor said that there was no reason why the next attempt couldn’t go perfectly well. These things, as sad as they are, happen, but there was no medical reason for it to go wrong this time.
You know, just enjoy the fact that your pregnant, tell Rick all about it and don’t leave him waiting like you did with me…” He tries to joke, but he can’t help the slightly bitter sting in his words, when the memories come back to him. “Just… Congratulations on your pregnancy, Rebecca.” Justin finishes up what he planned to say.
“Thank you, I’m so sorry to wake you… I just…. I didn’t know what to do and …”
“Just hang up. Go and tell Rick all about it….” Tyler listens to how he says goodbye to his ex-wife and the sadness on his face, when he puts away his phone make her feel worried.
“Is everything alright?”
“Rebecca is pregnant….”
“That’s quick…” Tyler can’t help but notice and Justin smiles.
“It’s just that… We lost our child, around this time, a few years ago and … it hurt a bit.
Tyler wraps an arm around his shoulder.
“Would you have remembered if she hadn’t called?” She wonders. Justin nods.
“I just wouldn’t have talked about it…. The fact that she calls me to say that she’s pregnant again…. Kinda confrontational.”
“I get that... Come here.” Tyler lies down and takes Justin with her. He snuggles up to close to her, seeking some comfort in her arms and Tyler holds him tightly, softly caressing his back, cursing Rebecca in her mind for – probably inadvertently – hurting Justin the way she does.
“Well, this will certainly take my mind off this whole business with Kevin and Elizabeth.” Nora says and Brody smiles, as he sees her come in with a huge grocery-bag.
“What is all of that?” He asks. “Do you need help with those?”
“There are two more in the car.” She tells him and she starts to unpack.
“Are you making a family-dinner?” Brody asks, when he sees her unpack one delicious ingredient after another.
“No, this is our Valentine’s dinner.” She answers.
“Are we having it with an entire orphanage?”
“No. Just us.”
“That’s too much...”
“Well, if we have leftovers we’ll eat them the next day...
“... and the rest of the year to come...?” Brody wonders. Nora laughs.
“No, silly, I don’t need everything. Some things are going to have to wait, until after the court-case...”
“And you believe we can have a family-celebration then?”
“Yes. I can. When all this is over.”
“Nora, your family is cut into two camps over this. Do you really believe that it will be this easy to solve?”
“Once the decision has been made, yes, I’m not holding it against Kevin that he wants to hold on to Elizabeth. And I think that the Wandells are fuelling this as well.”
“What do you mean?”
“Let’s face it. Under normal circumstances Kevin would have already given in. But now, suddenly, Bertha and Wally decide to get involved and, equally sudden, Kevin remains stubborn.... well, if that isn’t the fault of the Wandells, then I don’t know what it is.”
“Kevin himself perhaps?”
“Don’t be silly.” Nora laughs it away, but by now Brody knows Nora better than this. He can see that she’s not willing to consider the possibility that this could be Kevin’s decision and therefore undermining what she believes.
“You’re sticking your head in the sand.” He says out loud and Nora freezes. She sighs.
“I don't know why everyone wants to believe that Kevin would be so cruel as to put me through this... I’m his mother, he loves me, he would never do this, unless there wasn’t some sort of ... a valid reason, .. in his eyes anyway.”
“Such as keeping the girl that is biologically his, and whose wellbeing was entrusted to him by not only Tommy, but also Julia?”
“Don’t tell me you switched sides?” Nora says and she seems irritated.
“I haven’t. I hadn’t picked a side to begin with.”
“That’s ridiculous.” Nora states.
“Why? I think you have every right to try and get Elizabeth to live with you....” Nora gives Brody a huge smile. “... at the same time Kevin has every right to challenge that...” Her smile fades away.
“... but, Nora, ultimately it’s the decision of the judge... And no one else’s.”
“I agree. And that means that I have the best chance...”
“Because Kevin and Scotty....” She waves her hand around as if it speaks for itself.
Brody stares at her as his mind tries to come to term with what is going on.
“You think that the judge might be homophobic?” Brody’s jaw drops. He had not expected this from Nora. She sees it and explains stiffly:
“It not impossible that a straight woman has a better chance than a gay man.”
Brody lets the words sink in for a few moments and he regroups his thoughts.
“But regardless of who ‘wins’,... once the case is over the two of you will have to find a way back to each other. Kevin and you are not talking to each other at all, at the moment, am I right?”
“It will work out, once the decision has been made... Maybe if I can get him away from the Wandells, I could talk some sense into him?” She suddenly wonders.
“You can try.” Brody suspects that the Wandells are not that much influence on Kevin, but maybe if Nora and Kevin could just talk to each other.
“Yes, yes, if I can get him away from Café 429, away from the Wandells, away from the negative influence on him....” Nora mumbles on an she goes into the pantry to clear away some of the groceries and Brody sure hopes that she knows what she’s doing, because he fears the worst.
“Hi, is Kevin in?” Max asks and Scotty shakes his head, then he realizes that Max can’t see him on the phone,
“No, he’s at the courthouse.... Max, is there any news on the DNA-test? And if the body found is actually Tommy?”
“Yes. There is. That’s why I’m searching for Kevin.”
“Can you please tell me? The court-case over Elizabeth starts tomorrow and the outcome of the test can change everything.…
I know that right now Kevin and I are the only ones who know about the body that was found and all and that Tommy may be…” Scotty can’t even finish his sentence.
“It wasn’t Tommy.” Max answers and Scotty lets go to the breath he had held without realizing it, surprised that, for one second, he’s not sure if he’s surprised or disappointed.
“Are you absolutely sure?”
“Yes. It was no match at all… This means however that maybe the body we found wasn’t Tommy, but we still found his phone next to the body and it means that he obviously no longer has a phone where we can reach him…”
“I get that. This means that Tommy is completely out of our reach.”
“Exactly. It also means that, if Tommy is still alive, there’s no way he knows that Julia is gone and that Kevin and Nora are at each other’s throat over Elizabeth. He never got the messages or the threats.”
“If he’s alive?” Scotty asks.
“His phone somehow ended up in the bag of someone who’s now dead. Tommy hasn’t contacted anyone in weeks,… there’s a possibility that … Tommy is someplace else.”
“.. along the same road, you mean?”
“Yes. They’re checking it out now.”
“Oh, God, this is killing me… Sorry, poor choice of words.”
“I know. I’ll call Kevin now…As soon as I know more, I’ll tell Kevin and you…”
“Please do.” Scotty begs, unable to hide his worries.
End of part 1/4
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