I couldn't believe we were doing this!
"Peej? Are you sure?" I asked for the fifth time in the span of two minutes.
She tightened her grip on my hand. "Yeah, I am."
"Okay then." I brought her hand up to my lips and kissed it. She blushed. "Ready?" I asked.
She nodded, and we made our way to the living room, where Stephanie had been nice enough to gather everyone.
"Uh, hey, dudes," I said nervously, letting Peej's hand drop.
She intervened. "Uh, Brando and I have something to tell you guys."
I couldn't believe we were doing this!
Kenny looked from Brando to me and then back to Brando. "What's up, you guys?"
"Uh…" my heart was pounding in my chest. "Bren and I are… well, we're-"
"Dating!" Bren finished for me. "Peej and I are boyfriend and girlfriend."
They were stunned into silence for about a minute and Steph smiled at me encouragingly.
Mike snapped out of it first, and laughed. "Why are you laughing?" I demanded.
He just laughed harder. "Okay, nice joke you guys. What's your real news?"
"That's it," I said weakly. But I could tell that Kenny and Bobby were also starting to believe it. Andy, as usual, liked being out of the loop, therefore he wasn't paying attention.
The laughter stopped immediately once I did what I did next. I leaned forward and kissed Brando.
He was as surprised as anyone else. It was a little more than I peck, but it got the message across.
The others were stunned into silence.
Bobby was the first one to speak up. "Uh, wow. That's… great, guys!" He was at least trying to be supportive.
Kenny asked, "How long?"
"Uh… since, just now, actually," I said.
"So, what do you guys… ya know, do?" Mike asked.
"Gee, I don't know. Normal couple-y stuff…?" Brando answered in mock confusion. "I mean, dude, it's only been a few minutes!"
Mike fell silent.
"We figured we might as well tell you now, instead of having to sneak around it later," I explained. The more we said, the more I kept thinking that this was a really, really bad idea.
Stephanie shot me a smile and nodded encouragingly.
"So, you guys haven't… ya know…?" He trailed off and made some not-so-subtle hand gestures for "had sex."
Brando gave him a look and Steph hit him.
"Ow! What the hell? It's just a question!" He said defensively.
"Okay, I think we're done here," I said decisively. "Now ya know."
"Ima leave before you two get all couple-y on me," Mike said with disgust. I knew he'd react that way and rolled my eyes.
Kenny said an awkward "congratulations" and left too.
Andy, hopelessly oblivious, looked up from what was the poker game and asked, "Is anyone playing."
"Andy, everyone's leaving," I said, thinking that my brother was a complete dumbass.
"Oh, well, I guess I'd better get going then. See ya guys." And then he was gone too.
Bobby still seemed to be in a state of shock, but Stephanie was quick to tell me he'd snap out of it.
"Uh… Bobby? You okay?" I asked.
"Yeah, I'm, I'm fine," he mumbled. "I, uh, I gotta go. Work tomorrow. See ya." And then he dashed out of there.
"That was horrible!" I said.
"No! It was great!" Steph assured me.
Brando wrapped his arm around me and told me, "It could've been worse."
Steph smiled and said, "Well, I'll leave you two lovebirds alone. See ya later!"
"Bye Steph." I said weakly, my face still buried in Brando's shirt.
"It really wasn't that bad, Peej," Brando assured me once Stephanie left.
"Yes it was!" I insisted. We're gonna get teased mercilessly!
He shrugged. "So? When are we not getting teased mercilessly from them?"
He had a point.
"They just have to get used to it. I mean, it's not like there's gonna be much more kissing in front of them again," he added.
I picked my head up to look at him. "I can assure you that it will never happen again!"
He pretended to be hurt by that and I laughed. "I just did it to get a point across!"
He gave me the puppy dog eyes and asked, "Can I have a real kiss now?"
I laughed again. "Of course you can."
He smiled and pulled me into his arms and kissed me. "So, where do you wanna go on our first date?" He asked.
"How 'bout Crowley's!" I suggested with a laugh.
"Is it much of a date if all our friends are there?"
I made a face. "Good point. Where do you wanna go?"
"Eh, I dunno. I just wanna be able to take you somewhere nice… where our friends aren't gonna be."
"Like Italy?" I said.
He laughed. "Yeah, like Italy. Except, I was thinking something more within the city limits."
"Oh, darn," I said sarcastically. "Okay. Well, how 'bout you surprise me."
Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap!!! The term, "freaking out" didn't even begin to cover how nervous I was.
"Peej, calm down!" Stephanie instructed from the couch. I was busy pacing around the living room. Brando was taking me out on our first real date tonight. He told me not to get too dressed up and that he'd meet me back at the apartment after I was done with work.
Steph had come over for moral support.
"Do I look okay?" I asked anxiously for the fiftieth time.
She rolled her eyes. "Peej! You look fine! I mean, I helped you pick out that outfit, didn't I?"
True, she did. I was wearing my best pair of jeans with a simple white top. And I left my hair down for a change.
I checked my watch. It was six o'clock, Brando was gonna be here soon.
As I checked my watch, Stephanie was checking her cell phone. "Well, Peej. I guess I should get going. Have fun on your date!" She flashed me a huge smile and then she left.
So there I was, pacing around the living room. Why was I so nervous?
I didn't even hear him come in.
"Stop worrying. It'll be fun, I promise," he whispered in my ear as he snaked his arms around my waist from behind.
I spun on the spot to face my sexy boyfriend. "Hey Bren. Didn't hear ya come in."
He laughed. "Yeah, I think you were too busy wearing a hole in the carpet.
I laughed nervously. "Yeah… sorry. I'm just freaking out."
I shrugged and suddenly felt all self-conscious. "'Cause this is just so weird… every time I've ever gone out with you before we were with friends at Crowley's."
He smiled and nodded. "Yeah, I guess you're right." He leaned down and kissed me. "But this time, our friends won't be there to bother us."
I couldn't help but smile a really goofy smile back. "Okay. I'm ready."
He let go of me and grabbed hold of one of my hands. "Okay then. Let's go."
We walked hand and hand out of the building and right before we reached his car, he turned to me and said, "By the way, Peej, you look beautiful."
I swear I was blushing redder than I ever have before.
A/N: Hey guys! Okay, yeah, so most of the last fluffiness bits were just to add length. Lol. I wanted the date to be a completely separate chapter. Anyhoo, what'd you guys think??? Send me reviews and start writing some PJ/Brando yourselves!!! C'mon, we need more My Boys fics!
Disclaimer: I should totally be a writer on this show, but sadly, I am not. So I still don't own anything… or Brando. =[