Chapter 1

“Who’s going to be in the video with us, Kev?”

“They didn’t say.”

“I hope it’s Sigourney Weaver.”

“You always say hope, but it never comes true.”

“How do you know?”

“Has she been in any of our videos?  Has she ever shown any interest in making a video with us?”


“So there you go.  Looking pitiful,” Kevin sing ‘There You Go’ by Pink.

“Just you wait.  You’ll see somehow, someday,” Nick retorted by singing ‘You’ll See’ by MaDonna.

“Childhood optimism.  Oh, how I miss it,” AJ said.

“Hey you’re only 2 years older.”

“But he actually left childhood.  You, on the other hand, still haven’t,” Brian said.

“Haha,” he laughed dryly.

“We’re here guys,” Howie said, hoping to stop the childish argument.  In his own opinion, they all were still in their childhood.

“I hope the girl are going to be a looker,” AJ said.  “By the looks of her backside, she’s not that bad,” he said as he saw a tall woman wearing some tight fitting jeans and a baggy creamed colored sweater leaning over a table.

When she heard footsteps, she turned around and looked into their eyes.  When the guys felt her eyes on them, they could actually feel a chill settle in the room.  Yet when it fell onto Brian’s, it widen just enough for only Brian to notice.

“Mr. McLean, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Littrell, Mr. Dorough, Mr. Carter, please follow me.  Mr. William has been expecting you,” she said in a voice devoid of any sign of life.

As they walked down the hall Brian asked, “Have we met before?”

“I don’t believe so,” answered the dead voice.

“That was just the question I was about to ask you,” Kevin said.

“I don’t believe I’ve ever met you or you.  Please wait here, I will get Mr. William,” and walked away.

“Did anyone get frostbite?” Howie asked.

“Those were corny pick up line guys,” AJ commented.

“We really meant it.  We’ve seen her somewhere before back in Kentucky, isn’t that right, Brian?”

“Yeah.  It’s the eyes.”

“Do you think they’re fake?” Nick asked.

“I don’ think so.”

“She’s a robot, I bet you,” Nick piped in.

“I agree,” said an unfamiliar voice.  “She works and talks like one, but she’s human.”  After shaking hands, they got down to the details of the video.  Brian wasn’t exactly paying attention, he kept thinking about the woman.  A knock on the door pushed him back to reality.

“Mr. William?  I’m sorry to bother you, but Mr. LL Cool J says it’s urgent.”

“No problem, Kay Kay.  Excuse me gentlemen.”

“He’s on line…”

A look of shock was plastered onto Brian’s face.  "It's Kay Kay, Kevin.”


“Mirror girl.  Remember back when I was like 5 or something, I introduced you to her.  You completely blew her off.”

“Her?  Are you serious?”

“Yeah.  That’s her.”

“Do you mind explaining who ‘mirror girl’ is?”  Howie asked.

“When I was 5, I met this girl in the mirror.  Don’t say anything until I’m finish, AJ.  No one else saw her except us.  Even though Kevin never talked to her.  We were the best of friends for about 11 years.  Then I never saw her again.”

“What are you talking about?  I always saw her in the mirror.  She always playing with a train set like she did when I first met her.  Once in a while she would look at me and then continue to play.  I remember the look on her face.  It was heart wrenching.  Sometimes you would walk pass the mirror and she was there always looking at us.”

“How come I never saw her?”

“Maybe because you didn’t want to see her.”

“I’m sorry about that fellas,” Hype said as sat back down.

“What time does Kay Kay get off work?”

“Usually around 7. Strange little thing, she refuses to be paid overtime.  She insists to call me Mr. William when everyone else calls Hype.  Anyway, if you want to take to dinner, I suggest you give up.  She’s turned down everyone from LL Cool J to Justin Timberlake.  I think Bill Clinton was after her a year ago.”

“I need to talk to her,” he said, ignoring the last comment.

“Have you guys met before?”

“Me and Kevin’s known her when we were kids and we somehow lost contact.”

“Well good luck.”

Kay Kay was working like a busy bee.  There were contracts to type and calls to be made.  She still needed to do payroll and the bills.  “Kay Kay,” a familiar voice, a voice she longed to forget.

“Yes Mr. Littrell?” she asked without looking up.

“Don’t you remember me?”

“No, I don’t recall.”

“I know you’re lying.  I saw your eyes widen when I first came in.”

“So you found me out.  What do you want, Brian?” she exasperated.

“To talk.”

“There’s not too much to talk about, is there?”

“Yes, there is.”

“I’m very busy right now.  Maybe later.”

“I’ll wait.  I got time.”

“Suit yourself. I suggest you get comfortable.”  Everyone had left by the time she was done.  The night had fallen, and Brian was still sitting or rather sleeping on the love seat across from her desk.  “Stubborn boy became a stubborn man,” she said.  She went over and brushed back one of the curls that had gotten out of place.  Then brushed her lips against his forehead, sisterly.  Gently shaking his shoulders, “Wake up, Brian.  It’s late.”  The only reaction she got was his hands covering her own.  “Come on.  I think your friends will be worried.  Wake up.”  ‘Well this is just great,’ she thought.  She pulled out the boys’ file to look up their numbers and called one of them.

“Hey, were you going Kevin?”

“I gotta go get Brian.  The dimwit fell asleep at the studio, and is refusing to get up.”

“Who called?”

“Kay Kay.  You wanna come, AJ?”

“If there’s a hot girl, I’m there.”

“Do you always think with that head?”


“It’s a surprise you even passed kindergarten, then.”

“Not really.  Miss Smith liked my stamina,” he said matter of factly.  He didn’t see the look of disgust on Kevin’s face.

Kay Kay opened the door as soon as she saw them.  “I’m so glad you’re here.  I really need to get home.”

“Hey it’s no problem.  It’s actually our fault that he stayed and fell asleep,” Kevin said.

“Here he is.  I didn’t even realize he’d fallen asleep, or I would have called sooner.”

“Why are you still here?  It’s nearly 8,” AJ said.

“I’m usually gone by 7, but I had a lot to do today.”

After carrying Brian to the rented Durango, Kay Kay started to walk away.  “We could give you a ride.”

“You’re sweet, AJ.  But that’s okay.  I only live only a block away.  Bye guys.”  Without giving them of chance to insist upon it, she left.

During the drive home, AJ asked, “Did she seem a little more human?”

“I believe so.  I wonder why.”

“No doubt, she’s in love with our sleeping beauty here.”

“Maybe, maybe not.  They always seemed to be like brother and sister to me.”

“But you weren’t always there to supervise them, were you?”

“No, but…”

“No buts, she’s in love with him,” AJ said angrily.

“Jeez, man.  You’re condemning her to love him.  She might not.”

“Oh I know it.”

“Why are you doing this?  Oh I know,” Kevin said with a wicked gleam in his eyes.   “You like her.  Don’t deny it.  I know you do.  You’re only doing this because you’re trying to convince yourself that, so you won’t get to close to her when she actually does choose him over you.  And look me in the eye and say that it’s not true.”  AJ couldn’t do that, and he knew it.

Kay Kay opened the door to be greeted by a slobbering kiss.  “Dolly, calm down,” she said as she bent to pick her up.  “You must be hungry.  Did Jeremy feed you?”

After eating, the 2 watched American Movie Classics together.  She lifted Dolly up to face her.  “Guess what, doll face?  I saw my friend again.  He was my one and only friend, well besides you.  Don’t growl at me.  You’re my best friend, and you know it.  So don’t be jealous, but he was my first friend.  My only human friend.”  Dolly let out a yawn.  “See what I mean.  I can’t even have a conversation with you.  Maybe it’s time to defrost around people.  What do you think?”  She let out a little bark.  Laughing she said, “I’m glad you agree.”

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