“So my pants fell down and I just hitched ‘em up and ran outta there like my ass was on fire!” Josh winds up his craziest fan encounter story as we all laugh.
“Man, that’s funny,” Matt comments with a grin. “Makes mine sound boring as all hell.”
“Lemme judge that,” I smile and he starts to tell me as my cell rings. “Sorry, I’ll turn it off,” I reach down into my bag and pull it out, mentally berating myself for forgetting to switch it off already. I see that it’s Brian and look at the three actors.
“Ah, take it,” Mark tells me. “I need a bathroom break anyhow,” he stands up and heads off.
“Sorry,” I tell Josh and Matt before answering. “Brian, hi.”
“Hi, you still working?”
“Uh huh. I forgot to turn my cell off.”
“Well I’m glad ya did. Do ya need the SUV for the next few hours?”
“Uh, nup. I don’t think Ali will be done here until late afternoon. Why? You want it?”
“Uh huh, I got a call from the store and our TV is ready so I said I’d go pick it up.”
“Cool,” I smile. Brian had ordered a huge widescreen TV about a month back. He had been swayed by a salesman who told him it would be like going to the movies in your own home. Boys and their toys. “You want me to drop it back home and pick up my car?”
“Naw, I’ll drive yours over and get the keys for the SUV.”
“Yuppers. I got the whole day to pick up the TV. You’re working.”
“Okies, well the address is on my desk calendar.”
“I’ll get it and be right over,” he says and hangs up.
“Problems?” queries Josh and I shake my head.
“Nup, it’s cool. My husband just needs to come by and pick up the car.”
“Hey, I just talked with Tobey,” Mark tells the others as he returns from the restroom.
“Tobey was in the bathroom?” asks a confused Matt and Mark waits a second before rolling his eyes and laughing.
“No, he called. Ya think he don’t have better things to do than hang out in restrooms?!”
“I was gonna say,” Matt shrugs. “So, what’s he up to?”
“Just chillin’ out. They’re gonna make another Spider-Man movie.”
“They are?!” I exclaim. “Oh yes! I LOVED that movie!” I jump up and flick my wrist. “All that WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH! And the BAM! BAM! BAM! stuff totally rocked!” I calm down the impression of Spider-Man when I realise the three actors are staring at me. I look over and realise Ali and Heath are staring too. I sit down again, a little embarrassed. “Spider-Man,” I explain to Ali who nods.
“Ah, pity Nick isn’t here. He’da really appreciated that stuff Jady,” she says dryly and goes back to her camera.
“I thought you were kinda cool,” Mark mutters. “Just blew that right outta the water girl.”
“Aw shut up!” I tell him and he starts laughing.
Brian grabs Jade’s car keys off the table and heads out of the house, locking the door behind him. He’s about to climb into Jade’s convertible when Nick’s Durango pulls into the driveway.
“Hey bro,” Brian walks over.
“Hey, you goin’ somewhere?” Nick climbs out of his car.
“Yeah, I need to go get my SUV off Jade. The TV finally came!” he adds excitedly and Nick laughs.
“The HUGE widescreen movie theatre TV?”
“That’s the one!”
“Cool! Can I come with?”
“Sure,” Brian grins. “Just move ya car so I can get out and we’ll go pick up the SUV.”
“Sure thing,” Nick climbs back in and moves his car out. Minutes later the two guys are on their way.
“So, you at a loose end today?”
“Uh huh. I was gonna play b-ball with Aaron but he missed his flight so he’s gonna spend another night in LA and just go straight on to Atlanta.”
“So you don’t see him?”
“Nup,” Nick pulls a face and shakes his head.
“Man, that sucks.”
“Yeah,” Nick agrees. “I guess I’ll have to go see his show next week.”
“That would be good. Take Ali,” Brian suggests.
“Yeah,” Nick smiles.
“Let’s go inside,” Brian parks behind his SUV and the two guys head inside the building. They find the studio and head inside. Ali is taking pictures of Josh Hartnett in one half of the room and Jade is sat on a couch in the other side with Mark Wahlberg, Heath Ledger and Matt Damon.
“Hey Al,” Nick walks over to her and she stops shooting to stare at him.
“Nick? What you doin’ here?”
“Checkin’ up on you,” he says and then laughs as she starts to get angry. “Chill out honey. I’m with Brian. He needs his SUV from Jade. We’re gonna go pick up their new monster TV.”
“Cool,” she smiles and leans forward to kiss him quickly. “You ok?”
“Uh huh. Little tired. You?”
“Ditto. I’m gonna go home when this is done, wallow in the hot tub and then go to bed.”
“Sounds good. Want a little company?” he grins suggestively.
“Aw,” he pouts and she places her hand on his chest.
“If you come, I’ll never get any sleep. I’ll be more alert tomorrow night.”
“Promise,” she giggles and he kisses her.
“Now go pick up the TV,” she pushes him away gently and turns back to her camera, flashing Josh an apologetic smile.
“Hey, sorry to interrupt,” Brian walks over to where Jade is interviewing the guys. “Just throw the keys over and I’m gone.”
“Hey,” she smiles at him and stretches slightly. “It’s cool. We were comin’ up to a break anyway.”
“We were? Cool, I gotta go call somebody,” Matt jumps up and heads off.
“I need a cigarette,” Mark declares and heads outside, closely followed by Heath.
“Wow, I sure have a great effect on those guys,” Brian pretends to be insulted and Jade stands up with a laugh. She wraps her arms around his neck and kisses his lips softly.
“They’re just in a rush not to play third wheel.”
“Awful good of ‘em,” he drawls and pulls her closer to him for a deeper kiss. He slowly dips his tongue into her mouth, savouring her warmth and her taste. God, he wants her right now. He feels himself start to stir and pulls away slightly. He gently smoothes back her hair, realising that her eyes are dark. “I shouldn’t be startin’ somethin’ here baby,” he murmurs, resting his forehead against hers.
“I think you already did,” she confesses. “But it’ll have to wait until tonight to get finished,” she adds and he groans quietly.
“I know. God I love you so much Jady.”
“I love you too,” she kisses his lips again before stepping away from him.
She bends down to her bag and roots through it for the car keys, giving Brian a great view of her ass. He groans to himself, feeling just how turned on he is right now. He walks over to her just as she straightens up and slips his arms around her waist. He holds her tightly and marches her into the nearest closet, locking the door behind them.
“Wha?” she stares at him and then giggles slightly as she takes in his erection. “Well, I guess somebody just couldn’t wait huh?” she purrs and tugs at his pants.
“Nup, I couldn’t,” he tells her and pulls down her panties before hitching up her denim skirt and lifting her up onto a counter.
“Ok, where the hell did Brian go?!” Nick walks back into the studio. “I been outside and he’s not there. Mark, Heath and Matt swear blind they didn’t see him leave and he’s not in here.”
“Well where’s Jade?” Ali asks and they look around at the otherwise empty studio.
“Scary,” says Josh in a spooky voice. “They just VANISHED. This could be one for Mulder and Scully.”
“I don’t think it’s quite in the x-files box,” Ali giggles. “They’re probably just havin’ sex or somethin’,” she adds casually and the two guys stare at her. “What?! This IS Jade and Brian y’know.”
“They wouldn’t do it publicly!” Nick exclaims.
“Uh Nick, nobody can see them,” Ali says slowly. “Therefore, it’s not public.”
“But we could walk in on them or something!”
“Well we’re not gonna. Right?”
“Well I could accidentally…” Nick starts but is interrupted by a crashing noise from behind him. The threesome whirl around and stare at a closed door. “What was THAT?!”
“Uh, I’m not even gonna guess,” Josh says with a smirk.
“Man,” Nick walks over and pulls on the door, rattling the handle. “It’s locked!”
“Ssshhh!” a voice says inside.
“That’s Jade!” Nick hisses as Ali and Josh join him by the door.
“What?” comes Brian’s breathless reply.
“Someone was tryin’ to get in.”
“It’s locked baby.”
“Oh.” There’s a long silence, then… “Did that hurt?”
“No. I kinda liked it,” Brian laughs and Jade giggles.
“Mmm, I just BET ya did… Oh!” she exclaims and a rhythmic banging noise starts up. “Mmm Brian…” she sighs and then moans.
“God baby…” Brian groans as the banging intensifies.
“Jeez!” Nick’s exclamation is smothered by Ali’s hand and she pulls him away from the door.
“It’s rude to listen in,” she tells him and Josh. “Let’s go get some fresh air,” she heads for the door and realises the two guys are rooted to the spot. “Guys!” she walks back and pulls them outside to join Heath, Mark and Matt. “Hey, takin’ a break?”
“Yup, cigarette break,” Mark holds up his cig. “Want one?”
“I’m good, thanks,” Ali smiles.
“What you guys doin’ out here?” Heath asks.
“Brian and Jade are havin’ sex!” Nick blurts out and they all stare at him.
“Jeez Nick,” Ali mutters. “Anyone’d think you were a virgin the way you’re carryin’ on. Yeah, they’re doing things but they ARE married y’know. It’s not all hot baths and cocoa.”
“I know THAT!” he blushes. “I just figured they’d be more…”
“Quiet about it?” Josh supplies and Nick nods.
“Comin’ from mr scream-the-place-down that’s funny!” Ali giggles as Nick turns an even deeper shade of red.
“I’m not the only screamer in the room Alicia,” he says primly when he’s recovered a little.
“True,” she nods slowly, managing to keep her colour as the other guys start laughing.
“I can’t hear anything,” Brian listens at the door as I re-adjust my clothing.
“Let’s get outta here then. Before they come back,” I say and he unlocks the door. We step out of the darkroom and into an empty studio, shutting the door behind us. I walk over to my bag and retrieve the keys that I had dropped earlier. I throw them over to Brian who catches them with one hand.
“Thanks. You want yours?”
“No, I just need the SUV back later. Ali’s got SO much equipment here,” I roll my eyes. “I’m sure she doesn’t need four cameras and six different tripods.”
“Probably not,” he chuckles and walks over to me. He wraps his arms around my waist and pulls me close to his body, kissing my lips softly. “I’ll be back in two hours.”
“Ok,” I smile. “This was a nice visit,” I add with a grin.
“Uh huh, it sure was,” he agrees, kissing me again.
“You better go already. I got work to do,” I tell him, pushing him away slightly. He pulls a pout and then shrugs, heading towards the exit. I decide to follow him, hoping to find my interviewees outside. They’re all standing in the doorway laughing with Ali. They stop when they see Brian and me. “What?” I ask.
“Nothin’,” Mark shakes his head. “Nothin’ at ALL.”
“Nick, you ready to go?” Brian asks.
“Uh huh,” Nick nods slowly. “I’m ready. You?”
“Yup,” Brian nods. “I got what I came for,” he adds and they all bust up laughing hard. “The KEYS,” he clarifies, holding them up as they all carry on laughing. “What is funny ‘bout car keys?!” he asks me and I shrug.
“I’m done,” Nick tries to stop laughing. “Let’s go.”
“Fine,” Brian says, a little pissed off. “See you later honey,” he tells me and heads off to unlock the SUV. He’s closely followed by a giggling Nick and they’re soon speeding away.
“You guys ready to continue the interview?” I ask them and they all nod.
“I’m nearly done with you,” Ali tells Josh as we all walk back inside.
“Closet, car or darkroom?” Mark suddenly asks and Josh bites back a snigger.
“Well, darkroom,” I say calmly, guessing they all heard me and Brian. The best way to get out of teasing is to calmly ‘fess up.
“Darkroom? Like the one in here?” Matt taps on the door as we pass it.
“That’s a good one, yeah,” I tell him. “Not so much space but hey, space can be a bad thing.”
“Damn girl, you’re calm,” Mark sounds disappointed.
“I’m married Mark. If I had a problem with boinking my husband in darkrooms, I would need a therapist,” I say and grin to myself when I hear them all cough and splutter behind me. I turn around and look at them. “And if you guys have any sex hang-ups, I suggest you go find a good therapist.”
“Uh no,” Matt shakes his head.
“No hang-ups here,” Josh says.
“I have NO problem risin’ to the occasion,” grins Mark and we all just groan at him. “What? Jade can have sex in darkrooms but I get groaned at for makin’ one tiny little joke?!”
“From what I heard, tiny is about right,” Ali tells him and then starts laughing as he looks insulted. “Aw did I hurt your feelings?”
“Hell yeah! You slurred my manhood!” Mark declares.
“Sorry,” she giggles.
“That’s fine,” he says dangerously, reaching for a cup of ice chips. He waits for Ali to turn away and bend over to her bag and pours the ice down the back of her pants.
“JEE! HELL! WHAT THE FU-?!” she jumps up and leaps around the room, grabbing at her pants as we all laugh at her.
“Manhood defended,” Mark folds his arms with a satisfied grin.
“I am SO gonna get ya back Marky Mark!” Ali threatens, still jumping around to stop the ice from hitting her skin. “I’m gonna shoot ya in the most unflattering poses EVER!”
“That’s cool,” he says calmly. “I was hopin’ to get away from the sex god image for a while.”
“You had sex with Jade in the darkroom while we were all outside man!” Nick exclaims. “I can’t believe you did that.”
“You STILL on that?!” Brian rolls his eyes. They’ve picked up the TV and are on their way back to his place. “Jeez, you are like a broken record!”
“Nick, it was just sex. Don’t you have sex?”
“Of course I do!” Nick sounds affronted and Brian laughs.
“Well then get over it and grow up.”
“But we could HEAR ya!”
“So what? She’s my wife and I happen to think she’s the hottest girl in this universe,” Brian says and Nick squirms slightly.
“Whatever,” Brian rolls his eyes. “You can be such a prude sometimes Nicky.”
“I ain’t no prude!” Nick retorts. “For a start, I’m not wrinkly at all!”
“Wrinkly?!” Brian stares at his friend and then starts laughing. “That’s a PRUNE Nickolas. I called ya a PRUDE!”
“I knew that!” Nick sulks. “What’s that?” he asks after a few minutes’ silence, making Brian laugh again.