The next morning Katie woke up to the sound of their morning wake up call. She looked over at Nick’s bed to find it empty. She saw a note on the nightstand. ‘Morning Babe, I woke up early and couldn’t go to sleep, so I decided to go get us some breakfast. I’ll be back soon. Love ya, Nick’ She smiled, put the note down, and walked into the bathroom to get ready. When she was done she saw Nick sitting on her bed with a McDonald’s sack. “Sorry it isn’t fancy.” He said. “Its ok. I love McDonald’s breakfast.” She replied. They ate and were soon on their way to the conference.
“You nervous?” Nick asked as they sat down in their assigned chairs. “Yeah.” Katie admitted. “Don’t be. Everything will go great just remember we aren’t dating.” He reminded. “Ok.” She said. Her and Nick decided not to tell the public about them because they just started dating. “5, 4, 3, 2,” a man counted off and then pointed to them to signal they were on air. “Hey, this is Carson Daily and we are live here in the TRL Studio were just down stairs below us the press conference with Nick Carter and Katie McElroy is taking place. We are going to move to Kurt Louder who is in the room now.” Carson stated. “Thanks Carson, we are in the Conference Room with Nick Carter and Katie McElroy. The conference had just started so here you go.” Kurt said. “Nick, J-14, who is this young lady next to you?” A man asked. “This is my friend, Katie.” “Nick, MTV, are you two dating?” A woman asked. “No, we are just old friends.” Nick lied. “Katie, are those your kids?” a woman asked. “No, those are my two younger cousins.” Katie answered. “Katie, why here they with you?” A man asked. “I was watching them while my aunt and uncle were at work.” Katie explained. “How old are they?” “7 and 8.” “How old are you, Katie?” Kurt asked in a snotty tone. “18.” She replied. “How long have you known each other?” Kurt asked. “A couple years.” Nick lie. “Have you two ever dated?” Kurt asked again. “No, I was in a serious relationship ever since I met Nick.” Katie said. “And who was that?” Kurt asked. “Jay Sandefer.” She answered getting fed up with him. “Do you two plan on dating anytime soon?” A woman asked. “Well, Katie just broke up with her boyfriend, and I am enjoying the single life and have to leave for tour in a month so I am not really looking for a girlfriend, so no.” Nick answered. “Katie, which one of those houses are yours?” another reporter asked. “Neither.” She answered. “Where is your house?” a man asked. “Indiana.” She said. “What are you doing in Florida?” he asked. “I am going to college next year and I won’t be able to see any of my family that lives down there so I am spending the summer with them.” She explained. “What college?” a woman asked. “IU.” “Nick can you explain this picture?” Kurt asked holding up the picture the press had taken the day before of him and Katie getting ready to kiss. “That was a personal moment.” Nick hesitated. “Ok, here is the whole story. I just broke up with my boyfriend who I deeply loved, because he cheated on me. I was and still am upset about what he did to me. I’ve been moping around since I got to Florida and Nick wanted to get my mind off things so that is why he took me to the beach that night. Because he knew that watching the sunset calms me down. So being the loving, caring friend he is he took me to the Statue of Liberty, since I have never been here before, and took me there to see the sunrise. I got lost in the moment and that ‘going to be a kiss’ thing was just part of it. I am glad that the press came too, or I would feel really weird around Nick.” Katie explained. Nick looked at her in shock. “Is she telling the truth?” a man asked. “Yeah.” He said confidently. “We are not dating, and those aren’t our kids.” Nick stated and then they both left.
“How did you think of that so fast?” Nick asked as they were on their way to the airport. “Well…umm…a gift I guess.” Katie said shrugging not really knowing herself. “Did you think that Kurt was shoving it down our throats that we were dating or was it just me?” Nick asked. “I got that idea too.” Katie said. “Oh well. I think we got it straightened out.” He said. “Yeah, so what time are we supposed to get home?” Katie asked. “12:00. You want to come over to my house? I can call the guys, so you can meet them.” Nick suggested. “Sure sounds like fun.” “Ok.” Nick said pulling out his cell phone and dialing someone’s number. “Hey Kev.” He said when he heard him pick up. “Hey Nick. We watched the press conference. You have one tough chick.” He said. “Yeah but I love her.” He said smiling at Katie. “Anyways, why did you call? Are you in trouble or something?” Kevin asked. “Yeah I am in jail.” Nick said sarcastically. “No, we are getting in at 12, and I want Katie to meet all of you guys so why don’t you call the others and come over at like one.” Nick said. “Ok cool. I’m gonna bring Kris though.” Nick said. “That’s cool see ya soon.” Nick said as he gave the lady his ticket. “Bye.” Then they hung up. “So one?” Katie asked. “Yep, you get to meet the four guys that have made me so crazy.” Nick said laughing. “But that’s why I love you.” Katie said smiling. “I love ya to.” Nick said. He gave her a quick kiss and then they prepared for the ride home.