Chapter 19- Breakfast Tension


**8pm-Stevin's House, NJ**

Stevin was watching "Romeo and Juilet" with Lauren. When the movie finished, Lauren asked Stevin the question that he has been dreading ever since he started going out with her. "Stevin, do you love me?"

"I don't have to tell you that. I already show you enough love" he replied trying to cover up the fact that he didn't love her.

"Well if you show me enough love, why don't you show me some more now?" she told him easing up onto his lap.

"With pleasure" he lied. Truth was he didn't even like Lauren at all. He was only going out with her because Maryann never lost her virginity to him and Lauren was always willing to "make love" with him. As he started kissing her it turned into a heavy make-out session.

"I love you Stevin" she said in between kisses.

Stevin was thinking about Maryann so much that he responded with a moan,"I love you too Maryann"

"What?!" Lauren yelled breaking off the kiss and standing up, "You just said 'Maryann!'"

"But....but-"

"I should of known you still liked that bitch! This relationship is over!" she yelled as she stormed out of the house.

Stevin put his head in his hands. "I can't believe this," he thought,"First I lose Mair and now I lose Lauren. It wasn't such a loss for Lauren anyway, but it was a big loss for Maryann. I have to get her back!" Stevin walked out of his house on a quest that was determined to get Maryann back.


**The next Morning- 7:00am at Jamie's(now also Karen, Maryann, and Latoya's)house**

Due to all of the confusion the night before, the boys decided to stay at Jamie's house for the night. Maryann was the first one to wake up in the morning. She was a very morning person. Maryann was busy cooking breakfast for everyone else when the doorbell rang. She went over to the door and opened it. "Stevin?"

Howie woke up when the door bell rang and was about to go downstairs into the living room until he heard voices there. He stopped at the top of the stairs to listen in but hid so no one could see him.

"Hello my sweet" Stevin said kissing Maryann on the cheek.

"What are you doing here and how did you find me?" she asked coldly rubbing off the spot where Stevin kissed her.

"I found out from Bernie that you were moving and I came here just for you."

"Look, if you just came here to win me back, don't even try it because I don't want you back" she said coldly.

"Tsk, tsk, tsk. Lies, lies, lies," Stevin said sarcastically,"I know you still love me, I can see it in your eyes." He rubbed his hand against her cheek.

"No I don't," she said, not sure if she still loved him,"You broke my heart and you're not doing it again."

"Oh really? Look me in the eyes and tell me if you still love me." he said cupping her face in his hands.

"I...I..I...." she stuttured.

"See? You can't lie to me." he said,"Goodbye, I love you." He kissed her softly on the lips and walked out the door. "I'll be back" he said while he left.

Maryann sighed and went over to the couch as she sat down, tears started pouring from her eyes.

Howie was surprised when he saw this and went back to his room and immediately went back to sleep.

**45 minutes later**

Everyone was awake except Karen. Brian went to her bedroom door and was about to knock, but decided against it. 5 minutes later Karen was now awake and sitting in the kitchen with everybody else. Maryann was serving breakfast and Latoya noticed that Maryann's eyes were watery. "Hey Mair, are you okay?"

"Yeah, everything's fine" she lied. She didn't want any of her friends finding out about Stevin's surprise visit because she they hated Stevin ever since he broke up with her, espically Karen.

"Are you sure?" Jamie asked.

"Oh yeah, I'm perfectly fine" she said putting on a fake smile. Karen saw this and knew something was up.

Howie stared at her seeing the pain she was going through. Nick saw this and became instantly jealous. "What are you looking at Howie?" he asked with a hint of anger in his voice.

"Oh, nothing" Howie said quickly and stared at his food.

On the other hand, Brian was staring at Karen. Karen saw this and tried to avoid his stare but she couldn't take it anymore. "I can't take this anymore. Can I be excused?" she asked.

"Ok" Maryann said sensing something wrong with Karen as she went up to her room. "You know what? I'm gonna go take a walk." She ran up to her room to get sneakers, ran back down, and went out the door.

AJ sensed the tension in the kitchen and decided to try to break it."Hey guys wanna hear a joke? What did the guy say when he walked into the bar?"

No response.

"Ouch!" AJ said and started laughing hysterically. Everybody looked at him like he was a lunatic. "Shut up" Kevin said.

"I think I'm also gonna take a walk." Howie said and walked out of the house.

"Hey Maryann! Wait up!" Howie yelled running up to her.

"What?"

"I saw what happened with you and Stevin this morning."

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