The 39 steps August 20, 2008
It’s 39 days to go until the start of season 3 in America.
There are 39 episodes for season 1 and 2. (Not taking the unaired episode in account or the original pilot, as not everybody can see those)
I started to watch the episodes again. One episode a day.
And then I got the plan to write a small scene for every episode. (Never more than 1 page long)
2.16 Prior commitments
B&S doesn’t belong to me. Written with love, not for money.
Summary: Dealing with news.
“Wow.” Kevin says. Nora, Sarah, Kitty, Tommy and Justin look at him attentively, as he lets the news, that Rebecca is not his sister, sink in. He nods in understanding, his eyes on the floor. He plays with his car-keys and Nora wonders what is going on in that head of his. She can’t read the look on his face.
“Kevin?” Kitty asks, obviously just as concerned as her mom.
“I sometimes wonder what I ever did to that man that he even feels the need to upstage from beyond the grave.” Kevin’s voice is bitter and hard. And, shocked, the others sit back. Kevin gets up and walks away, but at the entrance of the room he stops and turns around. “By the way, remind once again why I am an idiot for yanking one strand of hair away from Rebecca for DNA? Because we all could see that she was of our blood, right?” He walks away, the front door slams shut and they can hear Kevin drive off.
Kevin had expected anyone else from his family, except the one who walked in.
“Yo, bro, are your busy?”
“Yo yourself and no, not really.” Kevin replies with a smile as he signals Justin to sit down.
“You kinda freaked us out this morning.”
“So, they figured they would send you? In case I needed to chillax?” But Justin shakes his head.
“Nah, the others have lives to get back to, I don’t.”
“Look, I’m sorry. It’s foolish. … It’s just that… I was so happy
that Scotty accepted my proposal because I want him so much … and I’m so happy that he wants to be with me too….
“Yeah, that is
amazing…” Justin concedes and Kevin smiles.
“I guess I just wanted this morning’s news to be about me and me alone…” Kevin sighs.
“So, are you still upset?” Justin asks.
“No. Scotty just texted me that he’ll be home around 3 o’clock and with a little bit of luck I can leave around the same time and we’ll have time to be together and plan things. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about something.”
“Who would have thought?” Justin grins.
“Certainly not me. But ever since Scotty said yes, I can’t really think of anything else…. And dad not being Rebecca’s father… that will be hard for Rebecca, but… it doesn’t change the fact that he cheated on mom and on us, or that he thought he was Rebecca’s father. It was after all her initial that unlocked the code. So nothing changes for me.”
“Well, for what it is worth…. I am happy for you and Scotty.” Justin smiles.
“Really?” Kevin looks so charmingly bewildered that Justin wonders if Kevin has any idea how happy his family is with his news. They all know how much Kevin longs for love and affection. And so he shows Kevin his sincerity by giving Kevin the biggest hug he has given him in years.