Happy Birthday To Me
"DAMN!" I cried as I stubbed my toe on the dresser. My eyes filled with tears as I sat on the floor rubbing my foot. My tears were more out of self-pity rather than pain. Here I was on my 30th birthday stuck in a stupid hotel room, on a stupid business trip with my stupid, married boss who was carrying on an loud affair with his really stupid secretary in the room next to mine. It wasn't fun to be reminded that his 55-year-old ass was getting some while I was sleeping alone yet once again. And I knew that he couldn't be as good as her moans were letting on-he couldn't spell orgasm, let alone give a woman one. "Must be time for a raise" I grumbled. To add to my misery, there seemed to be packs of loud, excited women and girls roaming the hotel lobby and parking lot. They were obviously fans of someone, but I had no clue who and really didn't care-they were interrupting my sleep and that made me hate them. A lot.
My toe was starting to swell and I decided to get some ice. I was wearing one of my ex's white shirts and decided that was good enough. Hell, it was 3:00 AM, who was I going to see at this time of night? Besides, it covered my ass and that was covered enough for me. I grabbed the ice bucket and my key, limped to the door and peeked my head out...the coast was clear. I made my way to the ice machine, which was in a room next to the elevator, filled my bucket and started back to my room. I continued my little pity party on my way down the hall. "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, nobody knows my sorrow..." (After a long flight and little sleep I was starting to get a little loopy.) I was so wrapped up in my own little world I didn't hear the elevator doors open and damn near crashed into the 2 men who stepped out. "Argh! Um, sorry!" I stammered as I realized who they were. This explained the excited packs of women. The shirt that seemed long enough in my room now felt incredibly short and I felt myself start to blush. All I wanted to do was get out of there as fast as humanly possible so without saying a word I turned around and started limping back to my room. I made a mental note to always put on pants before leaving my hotel room in the future.
"Ma'am, do you need any help" one of them called. Ma'am. Ma'am!! Could I be any older! "No thanks, sonny! I may be old, but I think I can make it back to my room on my own" I replied smartly. I heard their footsteps catching up to me. "Jeez, I didn't mean it like that. You seem to be limping badly and I just thought you might need some help."
I didn't think my face could be any redder, but I'm pretty sure it looked like my head might explode. I took a deep breath and turned around. "Sorry. I'm sort of having a bad day and your Ma'am sent me right over the edge. Thanks for the offer, but my room is only at the end of the hall. I can make it no problem."
"We'll walk with you. You never know who might be lurking around at this time of night."
"No arguing, we're coming with you. I'm Nick, this is AJ. You want to tell us why you're limping?" I gave them the whole pathetic story. I figured I'd never see them again and who better to tell your problems to than total strangers. As we got to my room they got to experience firsthand the sounds of passion coming from the next room. "Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, Oh god, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
That sent me over the edge and I started laughing hysterically. This ridiculous situation just got better and better as time went by. Nick and AJ looked at me like I was crazy. "Do you have any idea how funny this is? My toe is the size of Texas, the man I have to be in a meeting with in 6 hours is getting his brains fucked out next door and I run into Nick Carter and AJ McLean, yes I know who you are, at 3:00 AM wearing nothing but a very short shirt. Happy Birthday to me!" I gasped as I wiped tears from my eyes. They looked at each other and joined in my laughter. "Oh baby, oh that feels so good. Oh god, suck my cock harder" Before long we were all crying.
"It's your birthday, um, whoever you are?" Nick gasped.
"Kelley...It's nice to meet you" shaking hands with both of them. "Thanks for walking me to my room, but I need to get some ice on my foot. Goodnight." I let myself in and closed the door. 90 seconds later there was a knock at my door. I looked out the peephole only to see Nick standing there. Damnit, no one should look that good. I should have put on some pants but I opened the door anyway. "Hi Nick. Did you need something?"
"Um, I was wondering if you were going to still be here tomorrow night. I have the night off and thought you might like to have dinner or something." He looked at me with hope in his eyes.
"I'll be in a meeting until 6:00, but if you can wait until then..."
"No problem! I'll meet you here at 6:30 and we can decide what to do then. We could celebrate your birthday you know."
"That would be wonderful! I'll see you tomorrow." I started to close the door but Nick's hand held it open and he leaned against my doorframe. "Kelley, you know you're really beautiful when you blush." This of course caused me to blush furiously again. We both just stood there, goofy smiles on our faces, lost in each other's eyes. "Oh god, oh fuck me harder, yes, yes, yes..." That sort of killed the mood. Nick shook his head and laughed. He reached out, stroked his thumb again my cheek and kissed me gently. "Goodnight Kelley...sweet dreams" and he walked away. I closed the door and leaned against it. "Sweet dreams my ass, there is no freaking way I'll ever be able to sleep tonight." I thought.
As I lay in bed, reality slowly began to creep in and I began to wage a mental war with myself. What the hell was I doing! I'm going on a date with a 19-year-old...19! Ok, he'll be 20 in a few months. Yeah, that makes a BIG difference. What was I thinking, he has no clue how old I am. When he finds out I'm 30 he'll...man I don't even want to think about it. I'll just tell him first thing tomorrow and then he can have the chance to back out. Wow he's got really great lips. I should probably kiss him again before I tell him how old I am. What the hell am I going to wear? Somehow I managed to fall asleep.
My toe was back to normal when I woke up and I actually was able to put my shoe on. I managed to make it through my day full of meetings. My boss yawned the whole day and kept looking at his watch. "I'm sure she'll be there when you get back" If looks could kill, I would be dead at this point. "I don't know what you're talking about Kelley." I just shrugged my shoulders and walked away. I made my way through the lobby and to the elevators. I heard Nick's voice behind me. "Going up?" His eyes would have to be that blue. Bastard. "Hi" I said shyly as the doors opened and we stepped inside. Before I could say a word, he pulled me into his arms and kissed me. This was not just any kiss, this was mind-blowing. I swooned, swooned!!! My knees actually went weak. He held me tighter and his tongue dipped into my mouth. I moaned and tangled my hands in his hair as our tongues swirled around each other. As his hands moved down to my rear, any and all rational thoughts left my mind. We kissed all the way up to our floor, kissed as the doors open and shut, and kissed as the elevator made its way back down to the lobby. Hell, we were still kissing as the doors opened again and Brian and AJ stepped in. AJ cleared his throat. "Hi Kelley. Hi Nick." "Oh, so this is the infamous Kelley"
Nick and I jumped a little bit and looked sheepishly at our fellow passengers. I pulled myself from Nick's arms and tried to compose myself. "Hi AJ. And yes, I am the one and only Kelley. It's nice to meet you Brian," I said as I shook his hand.
"You're all he's talked about today" It was Nick's turn to blush. We made small talk on the way back up. I actually have no idea what we talked about because Nick's hand was on my behind the whole time and quite frankly, that was the only thing I cared about.
Nick and I walked hand in hand back to my room. Since I had my kiss I figured now was as good a time as any. "Nick, I think I need to tell you something. I turned 30 yesterday. If you don't want to do anything tonight I'll underst...." He cut me off with another kiss. We were both panting when we pulled apart. "Kelley, I thought we could watch a movie in my room, maybe order some room service? I know you've had a long day and I don't really feel like fighting a crowd just to get out of here. Oh, and I really don't care how old you are. Do you care that I'm 19?"
I finally came to my senses. "I think a movie and room service sounds like a plan. I don't really feel like going anywhere either. And no, I don't give a rat's ass how old you are. You're the one of the sweetest men I've ever met and that's what matters to me." I hugged him and felt him sigh in my ear. We stood in each other's arms for what seemed like forever and I could feel his heart beating against mine. "Um Nick, why are we standing in the hallway?" I could feel him shake as he started to laugh. "I have no idea. Why don't you change into something comfortable and come down. I'm in room 1012. I liked that shirt you were wearing last night. You don't even have to wear pants if you don't want to" he smirked. I smirked right back as I slid my arms around his waist and grabbed his extraordinarily firm ass. "If I don't wear pants, you don't wear a shirt." He growled deep in his throat and leaned in to kiss me again. I put a hand on his chest and stopped him. "The longer we stand here the longer I'll be in these clothes. Plus I'm starving. Now go back to your room and order me dinner, I'll be down in a few minutes. And you better answer that door shirtless" I commanded. He stepped back and with a huge smile on his face, he literally ran down the hall.
Five minutes later I was scampering down the hall in that same white shirt, sans pants of course. I hate when I break the rules I make for myself so soon after I make them! I knocked on Nick's door and he answered it wearing nothing but a pair of shorts. Thud. "Good boy. I like a man who can follow orders."
"At your service Ma'am! If there's anything else I can do for you...."
"You can start be never calling me Ma'am again." I murmured as I kissed him. His hands slid down the front of my shirt, unbuttoning it as he went. He pushed it from my shoulders and I stood naked in front of him. He cupped my breasts in his hands, running his thumbs over my nipples. "Oh Nick" I sighed as he ran his lips along my neck. He led me to the bed and laid beside me, kissing and swirling his tongue down my neck, causing me to shiver in delight. His lips just kept heading south. Oh god those lips! He slowly circled his tongue around each nipple, teasing them into hardened points before sucking one and then the other into his mouth. I moaned and arched my back trying to get him closer. "Kel, damn you taste so sweet! I need to taste more" he sighed as he kissed his way down my body. His words alone nearly sent me over the edge. He spread my legs with his hands and flicked his tongue along my inner thigh. Slowly he began to lick the length of my slit, swirling his tongue around my clit every time he reached the top. He soon slid one, then another finger into me thrusting them in and out as he sucked and nibbled on my clit. That was all it took. "Niiiiiiiiccccckkkkk!" I screamed his name as my orgasm spread like fire through my body.
Nick knew he needed to be inside her as soon as possible. He pulled his fingers from her and licked them clean. Kelley sat up and ran her tongue over his nipples, biting them gently. He felt her hands run down his stomach and she soon had his shorts unbuttoned and was pushing them from his hips. He stood up and threw his shorts and boxers across the room. Kelley sat on the edge of the bed a grabbed his hips, pulling him towards her. "Nick honey, can I just say that you have been blessed." With those words she took him deep into her mouth. With agonizing slowness she moved her mouth up and down his cock, using her teeth gently.
God he tasted good. When he began thrusting into my mouth I knew I would be tasting all of him soon. He suddenly pulled out of my mouth and brought me to my feet. "Baby, I want to be inside you" he whispered. "Not a problem." I pushed him onto the bed, straddled him and slowly lowered myself onto him. Both of us groaned as his hard cock filled me completely. I began to ride him slowly, loving the way it felt as he slid in an out of me. I soon tired of the slow pace and leaned forward, bracing my hands against the wall. Sweet and gentle was nice but I needed to be fucked! I thrust onto him hard and fast as he thrust up into me. His mouth came to by chest and he licked and sucked my painfully hard nipples. He reached down and began to rub my clit and I immediately came, my walls clenching him tightly. Nick soon followed and I could feel his release fill me.
Not long after there was a knock at the door and I scrambled to get under the covers as the room service cart was wheeled into the room. We actually finished dinner and started to watch a movie but I soon lost interest as Nick began to kiss and lick the nape of my neck. We spent the rest of the night talking, laughing, and making love on every available flat surface. I awoke wrapped in his arms and I had never felt safer. "Kelley, I have to leave this afternoon."
"Oh Nick, so do I."
"I'm going to need your phone number. Hell, I don't even know where you live!"
"Nick, maybe we should just take this for what it was...one really great night. I mean, I live in Illinois, you live, and well I'm guessing you don't live in IL plus you tour all the time. You have your life, I have mine. How in the world..."
"I live in Florida. Yes I tour all the time. No, this is not just one really great night and you know it. Yes you're going to give me you're phone number and yes I'm going to call you everyday. And yes if it takes the rest of my life I will convince you that a man can see a woman limping down a hotel hallway with an ice bucket in her hand and can fall madly in love with her on the spot. Now shut the hell up and kiss me!"
And I did.
Saying goodbye to Nick was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Granted we'd only spent one night together, but he had touched a part of me I didn't even know existed and cynical, sarcastic Kelley was replaced with starry-eyed, head-over-heels-in-love Kelley. I tried not to, but the tears were streaming as he kissed me goodbye. "Don't cry Kel. I'll call every day and you can arrange for some time off to come see me."
I wiped my eyes and looked into his. "I know, this is just harder that I thought it would be," I said smiling weakly.
"I know, same here." He kissed me again and I tried to memorize the way his lips felt on mine, knowing it would be a while before I felt them again. "I've got to go. I'll call you tonight. I love you Kelley."
"I love you too Nick." I'd said those words before, but I knew in my heart this was the first and only time that I meant them. He walked to the elevator and I could see him wiping his eyes too. "MmmMmmMmm Carter, you've got a nice view from behind." He was laughing as the doors closed.
It took me a while, but once I got home I slowly got back into my old routine. My boss got caught with his pants around his ankles and his secretary on her knees and was promptly transferred to another division of the company. I promptly took his place. I threw myself into my work and tried not to think about Nick 24/7. The important word there is "tried". I could have worked 60 hours a week, it wouldn't have mattered.
"When are you going to come see me? I want an answer and I want it now!" Nick demanded.
"Well hello to you too. Awfully demanding tonight Mr. Carter, any particular reason?"
"I want to kiss you, touch you, I want to have a conversation with you while you're in the same room, I want to see your dimples as you laugh at one of my jokes, I want to fall asleep with you in my arms and wake up with you in my bed, I want to smell your perfume, I want to feel your soft hands running up and down my back, I want to hear you moan my name as I make love to you. I could keep this up all night you know."
"I've heard through the grapevine that you can keep it up all night. Guess what I'm wearing."
"Do you have any idea what you're doing to me?"
"I know exactly what I'm doing. I'm wearing nothing but a towel and a smile. I just got out of the shower." I heard him moan softly into the phone. "I'm taking the towel off now and I'm laying on my bed. I'm so wet for you Nick. I wish it were your hands that were touching me. I wish my hands were touching you...are you hard for me Nick?" "Oh god Kel you have no idea." "Tell me what you would do to me if you were here."
"Oh baby I'm so deep inside you. Can you feel me sliding in and out of you?" "Oh Nick, oh yes" "My lips are on your nipples, sucking them, licking them... God Kel they're so hard, oh you taste so good. I'm thrusting deep and hard into you, ohhh baby cum for me, I want to hear you..." "Niiiick, oh god, ohhhhhhhhhhh" I moaned as my body shook from head to toe. I could hear Nick doing the same thing on the other end of the line. We both struggled to catch our breath.
"I'm catching a plane first thing tomorrow morning. I can't stand this anymore"
"Can you do that Kel? I mean can you just up and leave work like that."
"I can now that I'm the boss. Besides, I have five weeks of vacation I haven't taken yet; they can spare me for a week or two. If you don't want me to come I won't. I mean if you're too busy...."
"Don't even joke about that! You'd better be on that plane tomorrow if you know what's good for you."
"This will be the one and only time you get to order me around so don't get used to it. Yes sir, I will be there tomorrow. You can't see it but I'm saluting you right now. Will you be able to pick me up at the airport?"
"I don't think that would be a good idea. I have this funny problem where I get recognized and mobbed in public places like airports. I haven't quite figured out why yet. Do you want me to send a car?"
"Nope I'll just grab a cab. I hope you'll be ready for me superstar."
"Oh baby, I'm ready for you now..."
"Goodnight Nick" "Night Kel" Sigh, Damn I love that man!
It was the longest freakin' flight of my entire life. It took forever to find my luggage and even longer for the cab to make it's way through traffic to the hotel. Nick had some interview to do today so he wouldn't even be there when I arrived. I got the key from the front desk and headed up to our room. Maybe I could catch a little nap before he got here.
He was coming out of our room as I stepped off of the elevator. I just froze there. I couldn't believe it was actually him. "Kelley?" His voice shook me out of my trance and I dropped everything and sprinted down the hallway as he started to run towards me. We looked like one of those bad commercials from the 70's where two people run towards each other in a field. "Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick..." He picked me up and spun me around silencing me with a kiss. We had another one of those great moments where we forgot there were other people around and I gradually became aware of the fact that there were several people, complete strangers, who had heard the commotion and were just standing around watching us. "Nick honey, people are staring." He stopped kissing me, looked around and said "Yep" and kissed me some more. Damn, I really, really love this man!
"You're not going to like this but I'm on my way to that interview."
"It's ok I could use a nap. I need to build up my strength for tonight anyway." He cocked his eyebrow at me. "I read my new Cosmo on the flight. I now have 101 ways to drive you wild in bed and we'll need to get started if we want to get them all in by the time I leave." I turned and started to walk toward my suitcase I had abandoned by the elevator. Nick grabbed my arm and shoved me against the wall. "Maybe I should skip that interview" he growled. He began to run his tongue down my neck and ground his hips into mine, his desire for me evident by the size of the bulge in the front of his pants. "Oh god Nick" I moaned softly in his ear as I wove my fingers through his hair.
"You know you two are about 10 feet from your room. Couldn't you wait a little longer? And no Nick, you are not missing this interview. Kelley will be here when you get back." Nick and I both looked at Kevin and rolled our eyes. "You're right Nick, he does sound just like my Mom." "Told you." I disengaged myself from Nick and shook Kevin's hand. "Sorry, I usually try not to be a smart-ass until I have formally met someone. It's nice to finally meet you Kevin." "I'm just glad you're finally here. He's been moping around like a sad little puppy and all we here is 'Kelley this' and 'Kelley that'. At least you'll keep him occupied for a little while."
"Hey, I plan on keeping her occupied for much longer than a little while."
"Nick that is way more information than I needed to know. I'll see you downstairs in 5 minutes."
We gathered up my things and finally made it to the room. "I don't know exactly when I'll be back, probably some time later tonight. Please be naked when I get back." I saluted. "Yes sir. I could get used to you ordering me around you know. Now go, if I kiss you again I can't guarantee I'll be able to stop." and I shoved him out the door. I watched him walk down the hall admiring the view all the way.
At around 9:00 I figured it was time for me to get naked. I took a nice hot bubble bath and actually did my hair in sort of a sexy, messy, curly style. I have no clue why I took the time to do it since it was just going to be messed up shortly, at least I hoped that it would be messed up shortly. I guess love makes you do stupid things...really, really stupid things. "Man, Kel, you really have it bad" I mumbled to myself. I hopped on the bed and practiced all sorts of alluring poses until I began to feel like Austin Powers trying to seduce that chick on his airplane.
At around 10:00 I still hadn't heard from Nick and I was getting cold. I hopped under the covers and dug out the Cosmo. I hadn't actually read the article about how to drive him wild and I figured I'd better read up before Nick got back. By 10:15 I had read all 101 suggestions and decided I was better off before I read them.
At around 11:00 I was pissed at Nick, pissed at his job, pissed that complete strangers were spending time with him, and totally guilty for feeling any of these things. I was the one who just showed up on his doorstep and it wasn't like he was able to just drop everything like I could.
At 11:30 I wrote "Do I make you horny Baby?" on the mirror in lipstick and fell asleep, still naked, on top of the bed. I woke up to the feeling of strong hands rubbing up and down my thighs and a pair of soft lips kissing my behind. "Nick?" "Shhhh, not a word" he whispered. He slowly kissed and licked his way down my leg, stopping briefly to suck the sensitive point behind my knee. "Oh dear god..." I moaned. He made his way to my foot, running his tongue along the arch of my foot and began to suck on my toes. He hit all of them and started on my other foot. "Oh Nick" He made his way back up my other leg and ended up where he started. I was Jell-O by this time. He gently turned me over and laid on top of me. I parted my legs and ran my foot up and down his leg. We laid there and looked at each other for I don't know how long. I saw everything in his eyes-lust, desire, hope, joy and most of all love. It was overwhelming and I couldn't keep the tears from falling. He brushed them away and kissed me so softly it took my breath away. "I like your hair." My eyes got wide and I pulled his head to mine and crushed his lips with a passionate kiss. Oh my god, I really, really, really love this man!!! I don't think he'll ever understand how much those four stupid little words meant to me. He entered me slowly and started thrusting at a slow even pace. As much as we both wanted this to last, it wasn't long before I started meeting his thrusts with my hips, urging him to go faster. "Oh Nick, oh faster please! Oh you feel so good..." I closed my eyes and threw my head back as I felt my orgasm approaching quickly. "Look at me" he commanded. "I want to see your eyes." I obeyed and met his intense gaze. I went completely over the edge and my body shuddered with the most intense pleasure I had ever felt. I kept my eyes on Nick the entire time. "Oh god, I love you Kelley" he gasped and I felt his release spilling inside of me. He collapsed on top of me and we laid there, not moving.
He finally pulled out of me and laid his head on my chest. I ran my fingers through his hair and listened to him breath. "Yes"
I looked down at him. "What?"
"You heard me. Yes."
"Nick, what the hell are you talking about?"
"You left me a question on the mirror. The answer is yes." I began to laugh hard.
"Thank you honey, you make me horny too."
"What do you want to do while you're here" he questioned.
"I think we should get married." The words were out of my mouth before I could stop them. I saw his eyes get about ten times bigger and his mouth open in surprise. I started talking before he could say anything. "I'm sorry, that just sort of came out, you know, heat of the moment. I mean I love you but we haven't know each other very long and you're still really young and probably not ready to settle down quite yet. You've probably got some wild oats to sow or something like that so just forget I said anything." He removed himself from my arms and got out of our bed. I knew in that instant I had lost him forever.
Nick went over to his suitcase and began to rummage around. I could feel the little guys who build the wall around my heart start to go back to work. I knew I shouldn't have given them a break. I didn't want Nick to see me crying so I grabbed my robe and headed for the bathroom. I figured I might as well be clean before I started packing. I turned on the shower and stepped inside letting the hot water cascade over me. It took about 30 seconds before I sunk to the floor and started sobbing. I couldn't believe I had been so stupid and scared him off. How in the world could I think that some 19-year-old kid would want to marry me? I should have been grateful for what I had instead of trying for more.
I didn't hear the bathroom door open. "Kelley?" Damnit, I didn't want him to see me like this. I stood up and started washing my hair. "Kelley?" I heard the shower curtain open and Nick stepped into the shower behind me. "Nick, I don't want to talk to you right now. You've made it pretty clear how you feel. I think it would be best if I left tomorrow morning." I was surprised that I made it through my little speech without breaking down. I felt his soapy hands start to wash my back. "Nick, I don't think you should..."
"Kelley, are you going to let me speak any time in the near future?" he smirked. It sounded like he had something in his mouth because he sort of mumbled. I turned around and he immediately began to wash my front. My eyes were closed as I rinsed my hair. "Nick I really don't want you to touch me right now." It was a complete and total lie of course. His hands were magic and my body responded to his touch even in my horrible mental state.
"Oh really. Why don't you open your eyes and tell me that."
"Nick, what the hell do you have in your mouth I can hardly understand a word you're saying." I opened my eyes and stared in shock. Clutched in his teeth was a ring, the exact ring I had described months earlier when he asked what kind of engagement ring I had always dreamed of. It was a puzzle ring-4 gold bands that fit together perfectly to form a woven pattern. I've always found them wonderfully symbolic...different pieces that alone are pretty, but come together to form a beautiful, whole object. We had been discussing our dreams for the future, kids names, what kind of wedding we wanted, at the time it didn't strike me as odd. He took the ring out of his mouth and slipped it on my finger.
"You know, I was shocked because you beat me to it. I was planning on asking you, but I had a romantic dinner planned the whole nine yards. I guess my answer to you is yes, there is nothing I would rather do than spend the rest of my life with you. If you don't shut your mouth your going to drown in here." he smiled.
I looked at my finger. I looked at Nick. I looked back at my finger. I looked back at Nick. I couldn't speak, I couldn't move, I couldn't do anything so I kissed him and he laughed against my lips. The world stopped for me. The only thing that mattered was this amazing man who had his tongue in my mouth. We got out of the shower and Nick dried me off and got me into my robe. We made it to the bed and snuggled up under the covers. I still hadn't said a word I was so stunned. "Kel baby tell me what you're thinking."
I took a deep breath and gathered my thoughts. "I'm thinking that I'm the luckiest person in the world right now. If I hadn't run into that dresser in that hotel room at 3:00 in the morning all those months ago I wouldn't have met the man who makes my life whole...the man who opened my eyes to all that is beautiful in the world...the man who makes my heart so full of love that sometimes I think it's going to burst. I love you Nick..." "Oh god Kelley, I love you too." Tears were streaming down both our faces and we just held each other until they stopped. I kissed him gently and he laid his head on my chest. He fell asleep listening to the beating of my heart.
I was starting to fall asleep when a horrible thought ran through my head-I'm going to have to meet his mother and I guarantee she's not going to like some 30 year old woman marrying her son. It kept me up for the rest of the night...
I was brushing my teeth the next morning when Nick walked into the bathroom, buck naked and, well, ready to roll. He wrapped his arms around my waist and started to kiss the back of my neck. "Do you have any idea how sexy you are when you are covered from head to toe in that ugly blue bathrobe while you're brushing your teeth."
"Meoiupf" I said.
"What was that baby?" He was sucking my earlobe now.
I bent over and rinsed out my mouth taking great care to grind my hips against him. "I said thanks." I turned around and pulled him in for a kiss.
"MMM, minty." Nick pulled off my bathrobe, sat me on the counter and entered me in one thrust.
"Ahhh, Nick that's cold!" I shrieked. "Ohhhh, Nick that's warm" I moaned. In no time flat we were screaming each other's name.
I was still on the counter, resting my head against the mirror while Nick was gently sucking and licking my nipples. "Oh Kel, I've missed them" he moaned against my breast.
"Nick honey, they've missed you too," I said as I kissed the top of his head. "You know there are parts of you that I've missed too. Why don't we go back to bed and I'll show just what they are." He looked me in the eye and sprinted from the room. I could hear him making a flying leap into our bed. "I'm ready" he called from the other room. I shrugged my shoulders and did the exact same thing, landing next to him. We spent the next few hours going into great detail about just what it was that we missed about each other. I forgot all about the dreaded Jane Carter.
I went with Nick to the arena that afternoon. We didn't announce our engagement, I think subconsciously we were both a little afraid of the reaction we would get. We were right to be apprehensive.
"Kelley, what is that on your finger?" AJ asked.
"On your finger, on your left hand, where, say, an engagement ring would go." All four of them were looking at Nick and me.
"Oh you mean on my finger. That's an engagement ring. Nick and I are getting married!" I announced as Nick put his arm around my waist and kissed my forehead. The silence was deafening. All hell broke loose not soon after.
"You're what?" "Married?" "You can't get married!" "Nick?"
"Maybe I should let the five of you discuss this." I knew things were going to get ugly soon and I knew they were probably going to be directed towards me.
"Kelley, sit down. Whatever they have to say to me they can say to you too." He turned back to Kevin, Brian, AJ, and Howie. "I know this is sudden...."
"Sudden?" Kevin interrupted. "You've known each other for what, 5 months. How in the world can you be so sure about this?"
"Nick, think about what you're doing. We're on tour all the time. We barely have time for our families, let alone a relationship" Howie reasoned.
"I know exactly what I am doing. I love Kelley with all my heart. We know it won't be easy, but we're willing to do whatever it takes..." Nick started.
"Nick are you sure this is what you want. I mean, this is forever. You don't have a favorite Nintendo game for more than three weeks," said Brian.
"Kelley, I think you should leave the room and let us talk in private." Kevin commanded.
"I think he might be right Nick, maybe..."
"No! Stay right where you are. Make your point, Kevin."
"Fine, since no one else has the balls to say it I will. Don't be stupid Nick. She's a 30-year-old woman; you're a 19-year-old kid who has fame and money. Do you think she really wants you? Come on Nick, anyone with a brain can see she loves you for your cash and what you can do for her."
Kevin had just crossed a line he was soon going to wish he hadn't. I could handle what he said about me, hell I knew they were all thinking it and if I were them I probably would be thinking it too, but nobody and I mean nobody, calls my Nick stupid. I could feel my face get red with anger and I saw Nick's hand forming a fist so I stood up and took his hand in mine, kissing him gently on the cheek. "Honey, let me." I murmured in his ear and I turned to face the inquisition. "Nick isn't stupid Kevin so don't you dare call him that. I know you don't know me very well, but let me assure you the only thing I want and need from Nick is his love. I have my own money, I don't need his. Who do you think paid for my plane ticket out here? Me. We take turns calling each other so we both pay for the calls. I've never asked him for a cent." I could see Kevin opening his mouth to speak. "Don't you dare interrupt me I'm not finished." I snapped and he wisely kept quiet. "I know you all love Nick and are just trying to protect him. Nick is young but does that mean the love he feels for me doesn't count? Can any of you tell me the magic age he has to reach before it's OK for him to truly love someone? Yes, I am older than Nick, but don't dismiss what we have as nothing just because it doesn't fit into your definition of what a relationship should be." I made a mental note to write this stuff down when I had a chance because it was good and I knew it might come in handy in the near future. "Kevin if it would make you feel better, I would gladly sign a prenuptial agreement..."
"Oh no you won't!" Nick exclaimed. "I hate those things. It's like admitting the marriage will never work before it even gets started. This discussion is over. I am marrying Kelley. I love her, I trust her, I'm going to spend the rest of my life with her." Nick walked over to me and held my face between his hands. "I love you Kelley."
"I love you too." Tears were streaming down my face as he kissed me. The rest of them just sat there and watched as Nick and I held each other. AJ was the first approach us. "Nick, you'd better take good care of her because someone like this doesn't come around every day." I lifted up his sunglasses and kissed him on the nose. "Thank you AJ"
"No problem beautiful. Remind me never to cross you."
Howie and Brian also wished us well. Kevin reluctantly hugged Nick and then me. "I don't believe a fucking word you say" he hissed in my ear. "Fuck you too Kevin" I hissed right back. "Nick, we'll see you on stage" someone yelled as they all left the room.
"Well that went well" I joked.
"It could have been much worse."
"They didn't actually come right out and call you a money grubbing whore."
"This is very true. Just think, we still have to tell management, my parents and your parents. No offense honey, but your mother is going to hate me."
"Yes, yes she is. Just give her time, you'll grow on her. I've got to go, will you be OK back here?"
"Yeah, I could use some time alone. I'm a little tense right now."
"I promise I will relax you when we get back to the hotel" he purred as he rubbed his lips down my neck.
"Mmmmmm. You'd better go before I start relaxing you right here and now."
"Ok, ok." He ran for the door. "Did I mention my mom was coming tomorrow?" he yelled over his shoulder.
My jaw hit the floor. I started rummaging through my purse to find a pen and some paper and I started to write down the little speech I gave to the Boys. I figured I ought to practice before tomorrow. "Same shit, different fan" I sighed to myself.
I paced the floor the whole night. Nick was dead to the world after the show. He kissed me goodnight, rolled over and fell asleep. His mother was going to hate me and she was going to make him choose between her and me. I wanted to believe that he'd choose me, but this was his Mom! By 4:00 I knew he would never choose me, no way in hell. I was going completely stir crazy and decided I needed some caffeine. I grabbed some change and headed for the pop machine. I was not wearing pants, who would I run into at 4:00 AM? It turns out that I would run into Kevin at 4:00 AM.
My mind was going 100 different directions...should I turn around and run away, should I be a bitch, would Kevin actually hurt me, should I just be civil?
"Kevin. Don't worry, I got this 50 cents from my purse, not Nick's wallet" I said, going for the bitch approach.
"Nice outfit. Do you always go around hotel hallways half dressed?"
"Only when I'm looking for 19 year old famous singers to pick up."
"Why don't you find someone your own age?"
"So what you're telling me is that if I had hooked up with you or Howie it would be OK because we're close to the same age. I wouldn't be a money grubbing whore?" Kevin didn't have an answer for that question. "Let me ask you something else. How old is your girlfriend Kevin?"
"What does that have to do with anything?"
"I met her backstage. She's 20 Kevin. Tell me how it's any different than Nick and me. It's ok for you to have a 20-year-old girlfriend but it's not OK for me to love Nick. You're such a hypocrite." He didn't have a comeback for that either. "I don't know why this is bothering you so much and I really don't care. You've hurt Nick more than you will know. How do you think he felt when you told him he was too stupid to know if he was really in love? Or so stupid that he wouldn't know if a woman were playing him? You don't have to like me, hell you don't even have to be civil to me, but don't ever talk to him like that again." Kevin and I both turned our heads as we heard someone clear his throat. Nick was standing in the doorway.
"Baby I woke up and you weren't there. Is everything OK?"
"Yeah Nick, everything is fine. Goodnight Kelley." Kevin kissed me on the cheek and hugged Nick. "I'm sorry Nicky. I guess I'm getting a little too cynical in my old age. AJ was right, don't let her get away." Nick and I watched as he walked back down the hall.
"I guess you heard all of that?" I asked. Nick nodded and walked towards me. He kissed me gently on the lips, gently on the neck and kissed each nipple through the shirt. He leaned me against the ice machine and got on his knees, lifting one leg over his shoulder. His tongue firmly stroked my clit. There was no teasing, no hesitation. I threw my head back and laced my fingers through his hair as I felt him fill me with his fingers. I bit my lip, trying not to make a sound. He reached underneath my shirt with his free hand and rolled my hard nipple between his fingers and started swirling his tongue around my clit. He kept up the same slow; steady pace, knowing it was driving me crazy and knowing I couldn't cry out. I took my nipples between my fingers, replacing Nick's hands. He knew exactly what I wanted and reached around with his other hand and slowly plunged a finger into my tight hole. The orgasm was exquisite as wave after wave of pleasure washed through me. It was almost unbearable. Nick kissed my clit and slowly stood up. I grabbed his hand and licked his fingers clean and did the same to this face. "Please fuck me Nicky, I need you inside me" I whispered. He dropped his boxers and lifted my legs around his waist, entering me slowly inch by inch. He kept up the same slow and agonizing pace, pulling almost all the way out and then slowly plunging back in. Nick came first, burying himself deep within me. The feeling was amazing and I soon followed, my tight walls milking him dry.
He pulled out of me and we both stood on shaky legs. "Promise me something Nick" I whispered.
"If you ever decide to fuck me again in the ice/pop room of a hotel, prop me against the wall. In case you hadn't noticed, I've been leaning on an "Ice Queen" ice machine and I'm pretty sure it's going to be imprinted on my ass for a good long time." Nick spun me around and doubled over in laughter. Sure enough, on my right cheek, was the "Ice Queen" logo. After all that trouble we went through to be quiet, we were now both laughing loudly. Nick managed to get his boxers back on and we made our way back to our room, laughing all the way.
A sleepy and angry AJ popped his head into the hallway. "What the hell are you two doing?" he demanded.
"Should we show him?" Nick asked. I turned around and Nick lifted up my shirt just enough.
"Holy fuck, you have to get that tattooed! Something this good can't go to waste!" he was gasping for breath he was laughing so hard.
I looked at Nick. "No way, no wife of mine is going to have Ice Queen tattooed on her ass!"
"You heard the master. Goodnight AJ."
Nick and I could hear him laughing from our room.
"Am I your master?"
"You are for tonight. Tell me what you want and I will willingly obey." Nick's eyes narrowed and he smirked sexily.
"Then honey you need to roll over and get on your hands and knees."
I took his face in my hands "Dear god Nick I love you so fucking much."
"It's master to you baby." I groaned and kissed him hungrily.
And then I obeyed.
I awoke that morning with a smile on my face and a song in my heart, for about the first 5 minutes.
"Yeah, Mom, I can't wait to see you too. UmmHmm, Kelley will still be here. We'd love to have dinner with you and Dad. When will you get here? OK, we'll see you at 5:00. Love you too. Bye."
"Nick, you actually seem excited by this." I said with my head under the covers. "She's going to make up choose you know...me or her. I can just feel it coming."
"Kel, it's not going to be that bad, it will just be a little, well, chilly for a while."
"Nick it's going to be Siberian winter chilly. If the three of us were on a boat and it was sinking and there was only one life jacket, who would you give it to, me or her?"
"Kel, if the three of us were on a boat I would have taken the life jacket and jumped about five minutes into the trip. You two would be at each others throats and I would just have to escape!" Nick could see the covers shaking and knew he had just said the wrong thing. "Baby I'm sorry. I know you're worried about this..." I threw the covers off of my head and threw my head back in laughter. Nick straddled my waist and held my hands over my head. "I will get you back for that. And if I have to choose, and I won't, but if I have to I would choose you. Every time." He kissed my nose and headed for the shower.
I got progressively crazier as the day went on. I started to avoid Nick because he was so excited about seeing his Mom and Dad I was afraid I would bring him down. AJ's mom was around and I figured she would be as good as anyone to talk to. OK, she actually saw me pacing the halls muttering to myself and stopped me.
"Are you nervous about Jane coming today dear." she smirked. I was too far-gone to see the mischief in her eyes.
"Holy shit Denise. OK what would you do if AJ brought home a 30-year-old and announced he was getting married?" I asked nervously, biting my nails. She pulled my hand from my mouth.
"Don't bite your nails Kelley. Ok, if AJ did that, well, I would probably hate her. I mean, he's my baby!" She kissed my cheek and walked down the hallway. I was so far gone I didn't see her shoulders shake in laughter.
"I knew it! Note to self, never go to Denise for motherly advice. OK, I gotta find someone who's going to lie to me and tell me everything's going to be alright." I talked to Brian. I talked to Kevin. I talked to Howie. I even talked to the maid. They all said the same thing-Jane Carter was going to be my mortal enemy. For life.
I ended up in AJ's room because I knew he would let me bum a cigarette. I don't smoke anymore but desperate times call for desperate measures. I moaned as the smoke filled my lungs, it felt soooo good. It was the first time I had been calm all day, calm being a relative term in this case.
"Sweetheart do you want a drink or something?" AJ was behind me rubbing my shoulders.
"No. I'll never stop if I start. Man that feels good" I moaned.
"It's a gift. Here's what you've got to do...Kill her with kindness. No matter what she says, be nice. Disgustingly nice. How can she say anything bad about you if you don't give her any ammo?"
I jumped off the chair and threw my arms around him. "Thank you! That was the first good piece of advice I've had all day. I've got to go take a shower and wash the smoke out of my hair."
AJ kissed me on the nose. "I love you Kelley, you know that, don't you. You're like the sister I never knew I wanted."
"I love you too. You're like the annoying little brother I was glad I didn't have."
"Get out of here Ice Queen!" He pushed me out the door and swatted my behind, laughing as I rubbed it as I walked down the hall.
The big moment finally arrived. We were in the main room of the suite; just waiting for the Carter's to arrive. Nick was joking around with Brian. I was standing in the corner. AJ was rubbing my shoulders giving me a pep talk. I thought I could hear strains of the Rocky theme song in the background. "OK don't forget to smile and show 'em those dimples. Firm handshake unless they go for the hug and then be sure to hug back. Let me look at you. You're hair looks pretty good; your dress looks great. You don't smell like smoke anymore. OK, you need to look confident. They can smell fear you know." The door opened and in they walked.
"I will not throw up, I will not throw up, I will not throw up" I mumbled to myself.
Nick ran over and hugged his parents. There she was, Jane in the flesh. We eyed each other warily from across the room. "Come on Mom, I want you to meet Kelley" Nick cried as he dragged her across the room.
I am pretty sure I stopped breathing as they walked towards me. I am pretty sure everyone stopped breathing as they walked towards me.
"Mom, this is Kelley. Kel, this is my mom, Jane." Before I could react Jane threw her arms around me. I stood there with my arms at my side. I could see AJ out of the corner of my eye, motioning for me to hug her back so I did.
"Oh Kelley" she exclaimed. "Nick has told me so much about you. It's nice to finally meet the woman who has made my son so happy!"
I had no idea what to do. AJ and I didn't have a plan for her actually being nice to me. I looked to him for guidance and he just shrugged his shoulders. I stood there for a second and finally asked, "Nick did tell you how old I was didn't he?"
"Yes" she laughed. "I was a little apprehensive at first. But the way Nick talks about you is the way I talked about Nick's father when we were engaged. And once Kevin put in a good word for you I knew you weren't some money grubbing whore. Yes Kevin told me that too! My Nicky needs someone with some spirit and I'm glad he found you."
My jaw dropped. Jane didn't think I was a money grubbing whore!!! "Nick, did you know about this?" I demanded.
"Yes baby I did. If you think back, you will remember that you have been avoiding me all day. Every time I came near you had a wild look in your eye and would start mumbling. I didn't think you'd believe me anyway!" he laughed.
"Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I haven't eaten all day. Let's go." We all filed out of the room. "Kevin." He stopped and waited for me. I hugged him with tears in my eyes. "I can't thank you enough."
"You were so completely pathetic this afternoon when you talked to me I took pity on you. I didn't think you should have to go through another inquisition Ice Queen" he laughed as I blushed. "Are you still marked?"
"Damnit, AJ has a big mouth. You didn't tell Jane about that part of last night did you?"
"Do you think she would have hugged you if I did?"
"Are you two coming or not!" Nick yelled from the hallway.
"After you Kelley."
Later that night...
"She likes me, she likes me, she likes me, she likes me" I sang as I jumped on our bed. Nick started jumping on the bed with me. "Don't you think we should call your parents too?" "OK"
I jumped off the bed and dialed the phone. "Hi Mom. Guess what? Remember I told you about Nick. Yes the 19-year-old. Yes I'm still seeing him in fact we're engaged! Mom. But... Can I just say... Mom? Mom!?" I held the phone limply in my hand. Nick took it and hung it up. "Baby what did she say?"
I looked at him blankly. "Kel.." "She said that there was no way in hell that she or my father or my sisters would be present for this "sham of a wedding". They won't be a part of "my desperate attempt to recapture my youth". Nick what am I going to do? Who's going to be my maid of honor? Who's going to give me away?" and I burst into tears. He pulled me to his chest and held me in his strong arms, stroking my hair and kissing my forehead. "Shhh, it's OK, it will be OK. I'm here honey. We'll figure something out." I poured out my sorrow and finally fell asleep, the emotional roller coaster I'd been riding for the past few days had worn me out.
I awoke the next morning still wrapped in Nick's arms. I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I knew my parents would be wary, but I never ever thought they would just cut me out of their lives. I was ready to break down again and didn't want to wake Nick so I slipped out from his arms and ran into the bathroom, curling up into a ball in the bathtub. My whole life I had this picture of the perfect wedding-not some big fluffy wedding, but something small and simple, surrounded by my friends and family. My mom and dad would walk me down the aisle and my sisters would be co-maids of honor. Now that dream was gone.
I didn't hear Nick come in. He sat on the floor next to the tub and gently ran his thumb across my cheek. "Kelley, honey, do you want to take a bath?" I nodded. He ran a bath with my favorite bubbles. He undressed me, got undressed himself and we both slipped into the tub. I wrapped my arms around him and pulled his back to my chest, burying my head in his neck. He gently kissed each fingertip and laced his fingers with mine. We sat in silence just listening to each other breath. As hurt as I was by my parents I knew there was no other place on earth I wanted to be than this bathtub with Nick in my arms. I was home.
(Maybe I'm Amazed-words and music by Paul McCartney. Sigh, best love song ever. )
Nick and I were still in the bathtub an hour later. We had already refilled twice to keep the water hot. Neither one of us had spoken a word until Nick began to softly sing.
"Baby I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time
and maybe I'm afraid of the way I leave you.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pulled me out of time, you hung me on the line.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you.
Baby I'm a man, maybe I'm a lonely man who's in the middle of something that he really doesn't understand.
Baby I'm a man and maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me.
Baby won't you help me to understand.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you're with me all the time.
Maybe I'm afraid of the way I leave you.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song, right me when I'm wrong
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you."
My tears ran down my face and trickled onto his neck. "Oh Nick..."
"Shhh baby, don't cry."
"Nick I want to get married tomorrow. I'm not going to let my family come between us. If they don't want to accept it that's their decision. I'm not going to let them spoil my happiness."
"Kelley, I love you and I want to get married soon too. But I don't want to do it just to spite your family. I want it to be for the right reasons."
I kissed his neck and moved around to face him, wrapping my legs around his waist. "Let me tell you a little story Nick. It's about a woman who was so resigned to the fact that she would never find love that she wasn't sure it actually existed. She had boyfriends and lovers but none of them really reached her. It was like there was a little part of her that just wasn't good enough for them to love, at least that's what she believed. She was too independent, to challenging, and I quote 'I want someone who's not so strong. I want someone who needs me. You don't need anyone'. That woman was me Nick. And I know now that they were all wrong and I was wrong to believe them. You made me realize that. You accept me for everything that I am and you don't make me feel like I have to change or repress a part of myself for you to love me. Do you know I actually believe the sky is bluer now? It's because I see the world with eyes that are finally free of the bitter, cynical viewpoint I used to have. Your love did that for me. I want to spend the rest of my life seeing the world with these eyes and I want it to be your hand that I hold while I'm doing it. And I want to start tomorrow."
"6 o'clock sound OK?"
"Sounds perfect to me." He kissed me slowly and tenderly as he held me close. Slow and tender soon gave way too deep and passionate. I reached between us and stroked his erection. Nick lifted me up and slowly slid into me and I started thrusting onto him. I soon had my back arched and my head thrown back, exposing my nipples to his wicked mouth. He licked and sucked and nibbled them until they stood erect and begged for his touch and then he pulled away. "Nick please.." "Shhh. Just follow me." He lifted me off of him and pulled the plug in the tub. "Nick" I whimpered. We stood up and he led me, dripping wet to the bedroom. "Get on you hands and knees baby" he whispered and I quickly complied. He slid into me in one thrust. "Niiiick" I shrieked, the sensations running through my body were incredible. He thrust hard and deep and his finger traced lazy circles around my clit. "Cum for me baby, I want to..." He didn't even finish his sentence before my walls were clenching him tightly, sending him over the edge too.
We both collapsed face down on the bed.
"Who do you want to walk you down the aisle Kel? Maybe Kevin could do it. What about a maid of honor?
"We could walk down together. I mean we're going into this together we might as well do it all the way. And I know exactly who I want my maid of honor to be."
"It's a surprise." I smirked. "What kind of music do you want?"
"You let me worry about that. I've been thinking of a few surprises myself." He took my hand in his. "This time tomorrow you'll be my wife."
"Nicky, I think we both said our vows in the bathtub tonight. Tomorrow will just make it legal."
"So technically we're on our honeymoon right now."
"So technically I should roll you over and make love to you again until you scream my name."
"Something like that."
He shrugged his shoulders and sighed dramatically. "If I have to."
I really, really, really love this man!
It appears this didn't go through the first time. Sorry if you get it twice!!
"You have to" I cried from the dressing room. "If you don't who will?"
"I can't be your maid of honor."
"Why not?" I demanded.
"It seems obvious to me, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I'm a man."
I came out of the dressing room in dress number 15. "I realize that AJ, but you are one of my best friends. You're the Ethel to my Lucy. You're Lavern, I'm Shirley." he looked at me like I was insane. "You're Batman, I'm Robin? Marsha and Greg? I'll even let you wear what you want?" This piqued his interest.
"Even that fluffy leopard hat that, and I quote here 'makes my head look funny'?"
"Even that stupid ass ugly hat that I hate more than words can describe."
"Well in that case..." I squealed and jumped into his arms. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!! OK, what do you think of this one" I said as I spun around in a circle and modeled it.
"I think when Nick sees you in that he's going to pick you up and carry you off to your bedroom."
"Perfect. A little bit trampy is the look I'm going for. I'm getting it."
I got the dress back onto the hanger and we made our way to the cash register. "Do you have any idea what Nick has planned" I asked in the most nonchalant way I could.
"I know it all sweetheart and you can bat those eyelashes at me all you want, I won't break."
"AJ, you can't keep a secret for more than 5 minutes. I've timed you you know."
"Flattery will get you no where. Come on, let's get back to the hotel."
"AJ, you're my maid of honor. Aren't you supposed to take me out to lunch or something?" I whined.
"Can't sweetheart. Nick and the Boys are waiting for me. We have to rehearse."
"Fine. I'll just spend the day by myself, all alone in that boring hotel room..."
"Nice try. Now lets get a groove on."
I did end up spending the day pacing the room. I was too nervous for words. "Kelley I want you to go into the bathroom. I need to get my clothes and I don't want us to see each other." Nick said from the hallway.
"What? Why not?"
"Nick, I'm a 30 year old woman marrying a 19 year old man six months after I met him. I don't think tradition is going to be playing a big part in all of this."
"Kel just get your ass into that bathroom. Humor me."
"Fine. Stupidest thing I've ever heard..." I mumbled, but I did as he asked. "OK, you can come in now." I heard the door open and waited a few seconds before I tried to open the bathroom door and found that I couldn't. "Nick, what are you doing."
"I told you, I'm getting my clothes. I brought AJ in with me to hold the bathroom door."
"Hey, I know which side of my bread is buttered." I heard the door slam and the bathroom door opened. "The coast is clear." My eyes were dark as I walked out. "Kel, honey, I was just helping Nick out..." I tackled him and we flew onto the bed. I straddled his waist and held down his arms. "I always wondered what the view would be like from down here" he smirked.
I groaned and rolled off of him, resting my head on his shoulder. "Kel, have you thought about calling your parents and letting them know what is going on?"
My eyes filled with tears. "I have, but my Mom was pretty clear. Lets talk about something else" I said as I quickly wiped my eyes. AJ kissed my forehead and held me close. We both fell asleep in about 60 seconds.
We both woke up just as fast when we heard a banging on my door. "Kelley! AJ! Are you two in there?" we heard Kevin screaming in the hallway. "Uhhh, what the hell does he want?" I rolled over and looked at the clock-5:45. "Fuck! Fuck, AJ get up it's 5:45. I'm not dressed, my hair isn't done. Get up, get up." He looked totally confused and then his eyes widened. "Fuck, Fuck Kelley, Shit, oh man." He jumped out of bed and ran for the door. "I'll be back in 10 minutes, be ready!" He flung it open to a surprised Kevin. "Fuck, Kevin we fell asleep. I gotta get ready. Tell everyone we'll be there in 15 minutes." and he ran down the hallway.
I set the land speed record for shortest time ever taken to do hair, makeup, and dress for one's wedding. True to his word, AJ showed up 10 minutes later. "Kelley baby lets get a groove on. Come on hurry...." His jaw dropped as I stepped out of the room. "Kelley I can say with all honesty that you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen." I smiled and kissed him gently. "You know if this whole Nick thing doesn't work out, you've got my number. I'm really young too, you'd still be robbing the cradle."
"Thank you for not wearing that hat AJ."
"I knew I'd never hear the end of it. You'd harp on me every time you looked at the wedding pictures. Now, let's plow." Arm in arm we headed downstairs. Nick had insisted on making all of the arrangements himself. He said he wanted to give me the best day of my life. I offered to do anything he asked but he just smirked and told me to save it for the honeymoon.
The doors to the suite where the wedding would be held were closed and Nick was standing in the hallway. Dear god he looked amazing. I could feel the heat between my legs as we walked towards him, my eyes never leaving his. As much as I wanted to marry him, I would have been content to be thrown up against an ice machine again. I probably shouldn't have been wearing white. AJ hugged us both and went inside, leaving Nick and I alone. He took my face in his hands and kissed me soundly, leaving me breathless. "Are you ready?"
"Let's go make this legal."
He threw open the doors and I was dumbfounded. It was everything I had ever dreamed of. There were candles scattered throughout the room and the piano in the corner was covered with them. There were hundreds and hundreds of flowers, the room smelled heavenly. Only our closest and dearest friends were there, but the best part took me a second to notice. Standing next to AJ, assisting him in the maid-of-honor duties, were my sisters. "Nick, what did you do?" I asked in wonder.
"I called them last night after you were asleep. I thought they had a right to know."
"And my parents?"
"I couldn't convince them baby. I'm sorry."
"Don't be. You've given me the best gift ever!" I kissed him and slid my tongue into his mouth. We were oblivious to the fact that an entire room of people were watching and waiting for us to get this fiesta on the road. My sister Kate finally broke the spell. "Damnit Kelley, these shoes hurt my feet. Let's go!!" Slightly embarrassed Nick and I headed hand in hand towards the judge.
We made it through the first part of the ceremony, exchanged rings, said the "I do's" and just before we were pronounced man and wife the judge stopped.
"Kelley, Nick has a song he'd like to sing to you. He told me it sums up all the love that he has for you." After last night's bathtub performance, I couldn't wait to hear what was in store. Kevin went to the piano as Nick stood and held my hands.
"I should tell you up front that I'm not really a professional singer, I'm more of a vocal stylist." I was completely lost and my face showed it.
Until I heard the piano start to play a familiar tune.
"Kelley my darling you are my sunshine
When we're together I feel fine
Your smile is so lovely, your hair is so clean
You make me feel that the whole world is mine"
I bowed my head and my body shook. The guests thought I was crying until I threw my head back in laughter. They all joined in my laughter.
"Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley K-E-L-L-E-Y Why? Because you're Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley Kelley.... Mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine"
"With that, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride." <collective sigh>
That's it, that's our story. Nick and I are well on our way to happily-ever-after. The baby should be arriving any day..........
The Kelly Song-Words and Music by Woody from Cheers. Sigh, my second favorite love song! PS go ahead and count the "Kelley's" They're all there!
For the next part of this story read "First Comes Love, Then Comes Marrage". Or just go here!