Author's Note: Thanks for all the reviews. I'm happy to say that this chapter takes BK a little bit further than previous chapters. Enjoy!
Chapter 6 - Drunk on Love
It's Sunday afternoon and Kelly is getting ready for Dylan to arrive. It had been several months since Kelly has seen Dylan. Even though their relationship was over, Kelly still felt obligated to plan for his arrival. She was going to prepare dinner for everyone including Sammy and Silver. Of course, Kelly also thought about what to talk about with Dylan. She figured he'll talk about his trips, the places he's been, and the places he's gonna be going to. He'll spend some time with Sammy, and will be out of here in a day or two. And then things will be as if he was never here.
Kelly and Sammy are in the kitchen preparing dinner.
"What time is daddy coming?" asked Sammy.
"He said he'll be here by 6" said Kelly.
"How many more hours is that?" asked Sammy.
"2," said Kelly smiling at Sammy who is scrambling the eggs.
"You're doing a good job," added Kelly.
Sammy smiles at Kelly who smiles back.
The phone rings and Kelly goes to pick it up.
"Hello," said Kelly.
"Kel?" asked Dylan.
"Yeah, Dylan?" replied Kelly.
"Hey Kel, how are you?" asked Dylan.
"I'm fine. Are you in L.A. already?" asked Kelly.
"No, change of plans. That's why I'm calling," replied Dylan.
"What? Dylan, what do you mean change of plans?" asked Kelly angrily.
"It's a long story. Look, I gotta stay here tonight. I'll get there tomorrow night," replied Dylan.
"What time?" asked Kelly.
"I don't know yet. I'll call you later once I found out," said Dylan.
"I can't believe you didn't tell me this sooner. I already started making dinner," said Kelly.
"So, start without me, and I'll catch up tomorrow," said Dylan.
"Yeah, whatever," said Kelly who is still mad.
"I'll talk to you later; bye" said Dylan.
"Bye," said Kelly who hangs up the phone.
Sammy is looking at Kelly from the kitchen. Kelly notices and joins her son.
"Honey, I'm sorry but your dad is busy. He will be here tomorrow instead," said Kelly.
"Why? He said he'll be here today," asked Sammy looking at Kelly disappointed.
"Sweetie, things change. He'll be here tomorrow; just one more day, ok?" explained Kelly consoling Sammy.
"Ok," said Sammy who goes and hugs Kelly.
Kelly knew that she shouldn't waste any of her time to welcome Dylan back but she still wanted to put a good impression for Sammy's sake. So the next day, Kelly left work early to pick up Sammy from daycare and to re-cook the dinner from last night. She had confirmed with Silver that she will home after school so that they can prepare the dinner as fast as possible.
When Kelly and Sammy got home, Kelly saw that there was a message on the answering machine waiting for her. Sammy went to his room as Kelly listened to the message.
"Hey Kel, it's me. Look, I got bad news. I just found out that I'm gonna be stuck here till God knows when, so it looks like I'm going to have to cancel my visit. They just need more people to stay until it finishes. Please tell Sammy I'm sorry and give him a hug and a kiss for me. Sorry, Kel. I'll talk to you later; bye," said Dylan on the answering machine.
Kelly stood by the answering machine disappointed and mad. She still had no idea of how to break the news to Sammy. She eventually realized that she couldn't tell Sammy anything but the truth. After all, Dylan is a man of a lot of money and resources. If he really wanted to be here; he would've been here already...and probably would've never left in the first place.
Silver walks in and sees Kelly still standing there by the answering machine.
"Ok, I know, I'm late. I was talking to Annie and we lost track of time," said Silver as she notice Kelly not responding.
"Kel, you ok?" asked Silver.
"No, I'm not," said Kelly.
Silver pauses for a moment trying to guess what's going on.
"Let me guess; he cancelled," said Silver.
"Bingo," said Kelly as she played the message for Silver.
Kelly went into Sammy's room to tell him the bad news. Sammy didn't cry or say a word. It seems as if Sammy can sense that his mom was already upset that he didn't need to make her feel worse. Instead, he went and gave Kelly a hug.
"Did you have a good day at daycare?" asked Kelly as she tried to change the subject.
"Yeah, it was fun," said Sammy pretending to smile.
"Do you want to spend the afternoon with me instead? We can have fun," asked Kelly.
"No, I just want to be alone right now," replied Sammy.
"Ok, why don't you go and play?" asked Kelly.
"Ok," said Sammy.
Sammy slowly walked to his toys on the ground. He tried to play but it was obvious that he was disappointed about Dylan not showing up. The fact that Kelly couldn't make things better for Sammy made her feel useless. She knew Dylan had cancel before in the past and that Sammy would eventually get over it in a few days but she felt that it wasn't right for Sammy to go through this pain every single time. She glanced over at Sammy's desk and saw a drawing of Dylan walking in the door and seeing Kelly and Sammy waiting for him and smiling. This made Kelly even more upset. She put the picture down and left Sammy's room.
Silver sees Kelly upset.
"Kel, are you ok?" asked Silver.
"I'll be fine," said Kelly.
"How's Sammy taking it?" asked Silver.
"I know he's upset. How's just trying to hide it," said Kelly.
"I'm sorry...do you want me to start dinner?" asked Silver.
"Do whatever you want. Keep an eye on Sammy for me. I'll be back in a little while," said Kelly.
"Where are you going?" asked Silver.
"I just need to be alone right now," said Kelly.
"Are you sure you're ok?" asked Silver.
"Silver, I'm fine. Call me if you need anything," replied Kelly.
"Ok, bye," said Silver.
"Bye," said Kelly.
Kelly grabbed her purse and left the house, leaving Silver worried of what Kelly might do.
In the other part of town, we see Brandon the L.A. office of the NY Chronicle. He has a panic look on his face, while trying to find any means of reviving this office into what it used to be. He had been reading old unpublished articles all day long that he had found on the ground, trying to salvage what's left of them. Then he thought, even if he was to publish these articles, he would still need a staff and most importantly, writers in short notice. Brandon knew that his boss, Mr. Thomas was waiting for him to make a decision about the job. At this point, he was planning to tell his boss that unless the company provided him with some more resources including people, he would have to pass on the promotion. If so, Brandon would sincerely hope that Mr. Thomas would let him stay in the D.C. office.
It was getting late, so Brandon called it a day. He locked up the office and returned to his hotel to change for dinner with Kelly. Even though his mind was on the job, he was nervous about seeing Dylan again, especially since Dylan will be staying at Kelly's. Brandon assumed that since he and Kelly were no longer together, she would have no reason not to invite Dylan along for dinner. On the other hand, Brandon was excited to finally see Dylan in person. After all, they bonded so well over the phone; it's about time they talk in person.
Brandon stopped off at a nearby florist to get some flowers for Kelly. He stayed persistent and was trying very hard to continue to make a good impression on Kelly, hoping that she'll notice.
Brandon got up to Kelly's house and knocked on the door.
"Hey Brandon," said Silver as she opened the door.
"Hey Silver, is Kelly here?" asked Brandon.
"No, she was upset so she left," replied Silver.
"Upset about what?" asked Brandon.
"Dylan cancelled; he's not coming after all," said Silver.
Brandon had mixed feelings about Dylan cancelling his visit. In one hand, he was thrilled that he would get to spend the evening alone with Kelly. However, on the other hand, being that Kelly was already upset, made Brandon think that their evening was already ruined.
"Oh man; I guess she's not taking it so well, huh?" asked Brandon.
"No, she just left," replied Silver.
"Do you know where she might be?" asked Brandon.
"No," said Silver worryingly.
"Alright, let me call her," said Brandon.
Brandon calls Kelly's cell phone. We see that Kelly is drunk at a bar. She hears her phone ring and answers it.
"Mmmm?" asked Kelly drunk.
"Kel, are you alright?" asked Brandon.
"Ugh…who is this?" asked Kelly.
"It's Brandon. Kelly, where are you?" asked Brandon.
"Brandon? I think I know a Brandon," said Kelly.
"Yeah, my name is Brandon. Kelly, where are you?" asked Brandon again.
The bartender yanks Kelly's cell phone out of her hand.
"Hey, I was talking to what's his name," said Kelly angrily.
"Hello, who is this?" asked the Bartender on the phone.
"This is Brandon. Is Kelly with you?" asked Brandon.
"Are you Kelly?" asked the Bartender to Kelly.
"Why? Who wants to know?" giggled Kelly.
"Look, I don't know who this woman is, but Brandon, you need to come here and get her out of my bar immediately. I got the health inspector guy coming and they're not gonna like this," said the bartender angrily.
"Alright, I'm coming right now. What's your address?" asked Brandon.
"It's The Gomez Club on 127 Rockwell Avenue," said the bartender.
"Ok, could you keep an eye on her till I get there?" asked Brandon.
"Alright, I'll try," said the bartender disgusted at Kelly.
Brandon and the bartender get off the phone.
"So what happened? Where's Kelly?" asked Silver worryingly.
"She's drunk at some bar. I'm gonna go and bring her back," replied Brandon.
"Ok. I'll stay here and watch Sammy. Could you call me if you need help?" asked Silver.
"Sure. Thanks," said Brandon.
"Ok. Bye," said Silver.
"Bye," said Brandon.
Kelly is still drunk and is now is talking to a biker.
"So, what do you do?" asked the biker.
"Oh, I am a guidance counselor at a high school," replied Kelly.
"Oh well, in that case, I'm in a desperate need for some guidance...my name is Chain by the way," said the biker.
"Why do you call yourself that? Do you like to chain people up?" grinned Kelly.
"Yeah, we actually call ourselves, The Chain Gang. Why don't you come back to my place and see what I mean?" asked Chain.
"I would but I'm supposed to wait for someone named Bremen or Brad or something," replied Kelly.
"Hey, whoever stood up is a loser. C'mon; come with me and I'll show you a good time," said Chain.
Brandon walks into the bar and sees Kelly talking to Chain. He goes up to them.
"Kelly, are you alright?" asked Brandon.
"Hey, who the hell do you think you are? I saw her first," said Chain angrily to Brandon.
"She's drunk. I'm here to take her home," replied Brandon.
"Well, too late because she wanted me to take her home," said Chain.
"Look buddy; please don't take advantage of my friend, ok? I promise we'll leave and never come back," said Brandon.
"Hey, you can leave but she's coming with me," said Chain as he pushes Brandon towards the wall.
"Hey, I'm not looking for trouble here, pal," said Brandon.
"Sorry, but trouble's coming your way." said Chain.
Chain gives Brandon a low blow to his stomach. Brandon is in pain.
"Get up if you want seconds," laughed Chain happily.
The bartender comes back from the backroom.
"Hey, what's going on here? Chain, get out of here," said the bartender angrily.
"Fine! So, do you still want to come with me?" asked Chain to Kelly.
Kelly looks really sick and doesn't reply. She looks up at Chain, leans towards him, and throws up on him. Brandon gets up and can't help but laugh at Chain.
"You BITCH!," yelled Chain at Kelly.
The bartender looks at Brandon.
"Hey, are you Brandon?" asked the bartender.
"Yes," replied Brandon.
"Look, are you alright? I'm so sorry about Chain...but you need to get your friend out of here now. The health inspector guy is here!," said the bartender.
"Ok...come on Kel, let's go," said Brandon still in pain.
Kelly looks up at Brandon. Brandon backs up thinking that Kelly is going to puke again.
"Oooo, you're cute. What's your name?" asked Kelly to Brandon.
"Brandon!" said Brandon loudly.
"Well, you are so adorable that I feel so sorry that I'm gonna have to throw up on you later," giggled Kelly.
"C'mon, let's go," said Brandon.
"Whatever you say," said Kelly smiling.
Brandon helps Kelly up and is about to walk out until the bartender stops him.
"Hey Brandon, aren't you gonna pay for the lady's drinks?" asked the bartender.
Brandon sighed, turns, and faces the bartender.
"Alright, how much do I owe you?" asked Brandon.
"$102.50," replied the bartender.
"What? $102.50? How many did she have?" asked Brandon.
"Let's just say its $102 for the drinks and I gotta charge her the extra 50 cents because she was annoying the hell out of me earlier. She wouldn't shut up about men and this Dylan guy," said the bartender.
Brandon looked sad because he didn't need to hear about Dylan right now.
"Hey, do you know who this Dylan guy is?" asked the bartender.
"No," Brandon pretended.
"That's too bad because I think I'm gonna have to teach him a lesson or two," said the bartender.
Still hanging on to Kelly, Brandon paid the bartender.
"Nope, sorry. I don't know any Dylan," said Brandon.
Brandon and Kelly try to leave but the bartender stopped them again.
"Hey, you gotta leave through the back door. The health guy is checking this room right now," said the bartender.
The bartender rushes Brandon and Kelly out the back door.
Brandon is holding Kelly's hair up as she throws up some more in the parking lot. Brandon goes to his car and grabs some water so Kelly can rinse her mouth. He gives the water to Kelly.
"That's right. Let it all out," said Brandon who looks disgusted.
Brandon and Kelly are in the car. Brandon is driving and Kelly is still drunk but asleep. Brandon stops at a red light and looks at Kelly sleeping. He smiles.
Brandon carries Kelly inside her house, into her room, and into bed. Brandon takes off Kelly's shoes and covers her with her blankets. Kelly notices and begins to stir.
"Mmmm, Brandon?" asked Kelly.
"I'm glad finally you learned my name," replied Brandon.
"Are you here?" asked Kelly who is still sleepy.
"Yes, I'm here," said Brandon.
"Come here," said Kelly as she pulls Brandon in for a kiss.
Brandon enjoys the kiss for a moment but pulls himself back.
"Kel, what are you doing?" asked Brandon.
"Just thanking you for helping me and bringing me home...and always being there for me," said Kelly still drunk.
"Well, you don't have to do that. I'm here for you," said Brandon as he calmly strokes Kelly's hair.
"No, I think I have the perfect way to thank you," said Kelly.
"Yeah? And what's that?" asked Brandon.
"Make love to me, Brandon," replied Kelly.
Brandon is surprised to hear this but continues to look at Kelly. Kelly looks back at Brandon with a huge smile.
"Kel, you don't know what you're saying," said Brandon.
"Yes, I do. C'mon, it'll be ok. You don't have to worry about anything," said Kelly as she reaches for Brandon's hand.
"Kelly, go to sleep and we'll talk about this in the morning," said Brandon.
"Brandon, it's no big deal. We did it before. And we'll do it again," said Kelly lovingly looking at Brandon.
"Kel, that was different; we were dating back then," said Brandon.
Kelly lets go of Brandon's hand.
"Ugh; men; you are all the same," said Kelly.
"What's that suppose to mean?" asked Brandon who is frustrated.
"I want you Brandon. Do you want me?" asked Kelly looking at Brandon.
Brandon pauses for a moment before answering.
"Yes," said Brandon.
"Then stay and comfort me tonight and I'll comfort you," said Kelly.
Brandon continued staring at Kelly. Even though he knew she was still drunk, he can't help but feel overwhelmed by Kelly's invitation. Since it's been so long, Brandon wanted her badly. Little does he know, Kelly was thinking the same thing. Brandon leaned in towards Kelly. Kelly smiles and makes room for Brandon.
"Kel, I'm sorry but I can't be with you tonight," said Brandon.
"What? Why not, Brandon?" asked Kelly disappointed.
Brandon pauses for a moment.
"Because if I do make love to you, I want you to remember every part of it," replied Brandon.
Kelly looks at Brandon sweetly. She raises her right hand and strokes Brandon's face.
"You are so sweet," said Kelly as she lightly slaps Brandon's cheek.
She lies back down to her bed, closes her eyes, and goes to sleep. Brandon looks at her. He gets up from the bed, turns off the light, and leaves.
As he sat in his car thinking about the wild evening he just went though, he can't helped but smiled. He sure didn't anticipate Dylan not showing up, Kelly getting drunk, getting punched by a biker, and passing an opportunity to sleep with Kelly. Nevertheless, he was happy that he found out that Kelly was still attracted to him. Even though, she was drunk when she came onto him, he knew he won't have any problems trying to make a move on Kelly in the future.
Coming next: Brandon finally tells Kelly about possibly moving to L.A.