Starring: Kevin & Scotty (mostly )
Rating: It will undoubtedly have some NC-17 there, what else would be the point?
Disclaimer: As usual, written with love and not for money
Summary: It's a alternative view on the Hallmark Christmas movies TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT and just try to enjoy it ;)
To make it easier to read the 'here and now' will be blue
The alternative will be just in black as it a most of the story.
Quick recap: Kevin has the flu, Scotty has to work on Christmas evening, the kids are at Nora's house. The medicine that Scotty gave Kevin make him sleep and dream his own 'Hallmark Romantic Christmas movie, in which he drunk-marries Scotty and then gets summoned back to the holiday-home of a very furious Nora. After a quick stop at Kevin's own place, K/S travel to Nora's holiday home, where the reception is not as bad as they feared. Scotty gets his own room, but soon enough he needs to move into Kevin's room. Kevin and Scotty had their first kiss and Chad encourages Scotty to be honest with Kevin. But Scotty is too late, because Scott Randall is already there and he told his story to the Walkers and though Scotty gets a chance to tell his story, Nora decides that he should leave.... Meanwhile, in real life, Scotty gets so concerned about Kevin's fever that he called Nora. They both worry about Kevin.
"Mrs Walker. I think that is a very wise decision. I mean, he lied to Kevin. He lied to all of you. He will end up hurting Kevin's trust..." Scott starts with a victorious grin on his face. Kevin has to look away to not punch it off his face. Then he notices his mother's face. Nora's eyes have narrowed and she doesn't seem to pleased.
"Mr Randall, your so-called worries would be more convincing if you hadn't hurt Kevin's feelings yourself by leaving him at the altar. None of this would have happened if you had been honest with Kevin to begin with. So don't you dare to act like all this is Scotty's fault." Nora replies sharply.
"And you completely missed my meaning. I'm not talking about Scotty, I'm talking about you, Mr Randall. I want you out of my house." Scotty looks up at her in shock.
"What? I thought..." He whispers.
"I don't want that liar in my house anymore."
And to leave no further doubt about who 'that liar' is, she points out Scott Randall.
"Did you seriously think you could come into house, start all sorts of stories, insult my son-in-law and then be received with open arms? No. You won't be. We like Scotty. We've grown to trust him.
We've seen him run into a burning house to save our friends. He's been kind, considered and good to Kevin. When you started your story about him being gold-digger, I don't believe any on us recognized Scotty in your story. We can however see truth in his story. It goes with what we know about him."
"You can't be serious!" Scott Randall's chin is almost on the floor. He had expected the Walkers to be happy with his story. That they would believe him and be grateful that he had 'saved' Kevin. "Well, I think..." Scott tries again, but this time Kevin is the one who has had it.
"I don't care what you think. I just want you to shut up and leave!"
"No. Just leave. You broke up with me. You left. And whatever will or won't happen between Scotty and me is none of your business."
"You don't understand." Scott moves closer to Kevin, trying to get his attention. "We're rich!"
"We are? How?" Kevin asks.
"No prenup. If you two divorce, you'll be entitled to half of his money..."
"Tell me something I don't know. Like... what does that have to do with you?" Kevin asks straight-up. Scott gives him a confused look.
"I love you. You love me. We wanted to get married. Now, I'm sorry that I did what I did, but I got cold feet and I wasn't sure if I should go through with it. Not because I don't love you, but because I love and respect you too much. I wasn't sure I was good enough for you."
"And now you are? Or does the fact that I could potentially have a lot of money, if Scotty and I would get divorced, help you build your self-esteem?" Kevin asks sarcastically. "Because it sure sounds to me that you're more interested in the money than in me."
"Stop it. I can see right through you. Besides, who says that there was no pre-nup?"
"You got drunk-married..."
"I brought one to sign. I brought it for you." Kevin lies straight-faced. "I'm a lawyer not an idiot. I wasn't going to let you have what was once Hank's money. "
"Wait... This is about your late husband? You got a prenup to protect his money? And you wanted me to sign that? Before we got married?"
"Yeah, it kinda defeats the purpose to sign it afterwards, doesn't it?" Kevin answers dryly.
"You really expected me to...?"
"... sign a prenup. Yes." Kevin answers and upon seeing Scott's stunned face, he continues: "And Scotty and I signed one before getting married. I won't get anything from Scotty, he won't get anything from me. Or Hank." Kevin says with a straight face.
The transformation in Scott is remarkable. From trying to look like a man still in love with his ex, his features change from astounded to surprised to disdain. He clearly cannot appreciate what Kevin has done. He's not the sort of man to understand the logic behind Kevin's feelings.
"You're such a fool!" He says with contempt. "You had a fortune in your hands and you threw it all away. What a chivalrous man you are! Couldn't you at least googled him before you made such a stupid decision?" He asks now clearly outraged. Kevin only shrugs at his ex's obvious anger.
"Who says I didn't?" Kevin asks. "Everybody always accuses me of being so fussy and I always get complains that I'm nitpicking. And do all of you really believe that if I would find out that I drunk-married some guy, my first instinct wouldn't be to check out who the heck he is?"
"Wait. You knew all along who Scotty was?" Chad asks.
"Yes... Well, no. I read the story." Kevin answers with a shrug. "And just like I once knew that you had your own story to tell, I figured that Scotty would eventually tell me his.
And I noticed that he tried a few times, but then we would get interrupted and he would be looking for another opportunity. All the while I continued to get to know Scotty a bit better and I found out that the more I watched his behavior, the less I believed what all the articles wrote about him.
They are too out-of-character for the Scotty I have gotten to know. However, that story he just told us... Now that is a story I do believe to be true."
"Actually. So do I." Jason replies. He knows his husband well enough to know that Chad believes Scotty and Jason has faith in Chad's judgment.
"Me too." says Justin. "I don't like that you didn't tell Kevin sooner, Scotty, but with everything that's happened I can imagine that you no longer know who to trust."
"I do agree that Scotty should have told Kevin a bit sooner..." Tommy now adds. "... But I believe him."
"How can you guys be so blind?"
"Mr Randall." Robert now says calmly. "This is group of family and friends. Between us we are in business, in politics, in entertainment, in missionary work, in the army and in charities.
We have amongst us people that working in a school, in music and on a radio-show. Kevin is lawyer, for crying out loud. What makes you think we don't know anything about how to judge someone's character? That we don't know who we can trust? We're not idiots."
"When Kevin told us that he got married, we did the same thing Kevin had. We checked him out." Nora says. "If I had, for only one second, had doubt about Scotty, I wouldn't have let him near my grandchildren. From the get-go we had a good feeling about him. Which is more that we can say about you.
You rudely walk in, acting like you own the place, and as if you're still in a relationship with Kevin somehow. You repeat all this unfounded gossip about Scotty and proceed to call him names when poor Scotty walks in. And may I please point out that we're not in the habit of using foul language in front of the kids. And at Christmas!
No, mr Randall, I do not like you. And I said before, I want you gone! You've done enough damage for one day. Get out." Nora crosses her arms in front of her chest. As far as she's concerned, the discussion is over. Scotty Randall opens his mouth to say something, but Kevin gets up.
"I'll walk you to your car." He says coldly. Scott gives the Walkers and the McCallisters one last look of total disgust, but then he turns away. Once outside he turns to Kevin:
"I'm glad I didn't marry you." It is a means as a final insult, as he throws his bag in the back of his car.
Kevin waits for Scott to sit down behind the wheel. Then he slams the door closed and with a sarcastic smile he says:
"I'm grateful to you for not marrying me. Don't worry. Would have been a big mistake. I may be an asshole in a courtroom, but you're an asshole in real life and that's far worse."
"Is Mr Randall gone?" Nora asks, when Kevin enters the house again.
"Yes, didn't you hear the screeching tires? That was him."
"Good. What an unpleasant man. Glad you didn't marry him." Nora now says.
"Yeah, I'm happy with that too." Kevin admits.
He sees how Scotty slowly get up. He looks a bit sick.
"I'm sorry.... I appreciate how you've all protected me against that guy,... I really do. I just..." He wipes his tears away and flees the room.
"Kevin, go after him." Nora orders and Kevin obeys.
"Hey, are you okay?" Kevin asks, gently putting his hands on Scotty's shoulders, but Scotty moves away from him as if bitten by a snake. When he faces Kevin, Kevin can see he's very upset. Frustration and anger fight to get the upperhand. "What's going on?"
"When did you find out who and what I was?"
"That night in Los Angeles." Kevin answers and Scotty nods as if he had expected the answer.
"Why did you ask me to sign that prenup?"
"I wanted to know if you were indeed that greedy person."
"Was it even true? Are there even charities? For the poor needy children?" Scotty can barely contain his anger and Kevin can't quite understand what's going on.
"Yes. There are two charities. For children. I didn't lie to you about that."
"I just signed everything over. I believed you. I felt sorry for you... Your late husband, who you had loved sooooo much... And how you felt terrible about what he would have thought of you... You're indeed one hell of a good lawyer, Kevin Walker. It was all very well played..." There's so much venom in Scotty's words that Kevin backs away a step.
"I don't understand...." Kevin starts.
"It just hit me when Scott started on how rich you two could become.... You must have been smart enough to realize that I didn't have my money yet, that the judge will only decide on the fate of that money on the December 29.... So all you had to do to get half of my money was make sure that we couldn't divorce until after the new year had begun."
"You must have realized how much money was involved and that it would be beneficial to you... Frankly you couldn't lose if you tried. I trusted you. I felt sorry for you... I may have signed that prenup, but you never did.... and you never sent it in. The document is still at your place.
So, now, the situation is like this. If I win the money, all you have to do is get rid of the document and you're entitled to half of what I'll have, in case of a divorce.... If I lose the money, all you have to do is sign the document, sent it in to your colleague, who'll deal with it and I won't get a thing and you get to keep what is yours....
Whichever way the blade falls, you can't lose. Like I said... I was a fool. I fell for what I thought was your kindness. I should have known that I just couldn't be that lucky.... So, yeah, very well played, Kevin Walker." There is so much bitterness in Scotty's words, that Kevin doesn't know what to reply.
"The fever seems to have broken..." Scotty sighs with relief.
"Yes, he's a lot cooler then he was half an hour ago." Nora smiles happily. "Really had me worried there for a moment."
"You? I thought you were sure that he would be alright."
"Not really.." Nora now confesses. "But I just hoped he would be. Like I said, it's not the first time I've seen him have such a hot fever, but it lasted long this time. Longer than usual."
"Finally time to get some sleep I suppose?"
"Yes. That would be a great idea. I'm just going to take Olivia's bed." Nora straightens her back, with a painful look on her face.
"Goodnight." Scotty gives her a kiss on the cheek, happy with the help she had given him. Then he lies down next to Kevin. He puts his arm around his husband, and when he does, he could swear that Kevin is crying in his sleep.
END OF PART 08/10