A/N: This isn't a very long chapter but it's been sooo long since I've update so I just wanted to. Reviews are love!


Brian walked slowly into his apartment after meeting with Johnny. What was he going to do? There was no way in hell that he would ever let Johnny or Johnny's son go anywhere near Christina. But Johnny was a powerful man. He could have someone sent to get him. Maybe he should just lay low for awhile until Johnny forgets everything.

"Brian, what's wrong," Christina asked when she saw the look on his face.

"Oh, nothing, just thinking." He quickly walked away from her. He could never look at her after he lied.

"Brian, come here," she demanded. He stopped and slowly turned around. "What's going on?"

"Johnny saw you with me once and he wants you for his son," he explained. "I know there's no way in hell that's happening but Johnny's a powerful man."

"Tell him I'm not interested."

"That's not gonna work. He'll make you be interested."

"Make him think I'm really not interested. Tell him I'm gay or something."

The next day…

Brian walked out of the District Attorney building only to be ambushed and pushed against a wall by a couple of Johnny's men.

"You gonna do what Johnny asked," one asked.

"Uh… I tried but she's not interested."

"Make her!"

"I can't! She didn't want me to tell anyone, but she's…," he trailed off.

"She's what," they yelled.

"A lesbian. She just told me last night. We're over now," he lied. The two men turned to face each other.

"Johnny's not gonna like this. Let's go find someone else." And with that, they walked off and Christina walked over to Brian.

"Did it work," she wondered.

"Yeah, they're gone." He kissed her softly on the lips.

(At Brian and Christina's Apartment)

"You're done gambling now, right," Christina questioned.

"I will never gambling again," he promised her.

"I love you," she said before leaning into his lips.

"I love you too."

"Brian, you've met my parents. How come I haven't met yours?"

"Oh, I don't know if you wanna meet my parents."

"And why don't I?"

"I don't know. I just don't think I should see them. I haven't talked to them in since college."

"Maybe it's time to settle your problems with them. You have to see them sometime. Why not now?"

"You want to go to Jersey to see my family where all my parents will do is yell at me for what I did."

"What did you do?"

"Nothing bad, I just took off to New York after college. They didn't know if I was okay, what I was doing, how to contact me."

"Well, we're going to Jersey and you're making up with your parents," she commanded.

Four days later, they were on their way to New Jersey to see Brian's parents. Brian hardly spoke the whole ride down there. He just kept his eyes on the road. Once in a while, Christina would glance over at him.

"You okay, Bri," she asked.

"I'm good," he answered flatly, his eyes still on the road.

"You haven't said a word the whole trip. If you really don't wanna go, then we can turn around."

"We already called them. We're half way there. We're going."

When they arrived, Brian stood on the sidewalk, just staring up at the house. Christina stood next to him.

"Are we gonna stand here all day, Brian. Come on, let's go." She nudged him forward and they began walking. Brian hesitated at the door, but finally knocked. A boy about fifteen or sixteen answered.

"Hey, Brian," he said. "It's about time you came back."

"Shut up, Jake," Brian retorted as they walked in.

"Who's this," Jake asked pointing at Christina.

"Oh, this is my girlfriend, Christina. Chris, this is my younger brother, Jake."

"Hey," Jake winked at her. Brian notice this and playfully pushed Jake backwards.

"Watch out," Brian joked.


A/N: Maybe if I get some reviews I'll update faster this time… hint, hint