Brianne never knew that she and the guys had so many loyal fans. From what she can see from backstage, at least seventy people came out here tonight. Several of them are holding up signs that say the same of their favorite BTR member. Jo is holding up a sign that says I Love Kendall. Brianne even sees a few signs that have a picture of her and James together with "James and Brianne 4Ever" written below it. Some people are actually happy about James and Brianne's relationship. Brianne knows a few crazed fangirls who don't like Brianne because she's dating James. Not that she cares. She is use to the haters. She can handle them.
"How many people showed up?" Carlos asks in disbelief.
"At least seventy." Brianne mutters.
"Wow." Carlos says. "Hey, some of them are holding up I Love Carlos signs!"
"But it looks like most of them are obsessed with either James or Logan." Kendall mutters. This earns him a slap on the head by Carlos.
"Speaking of James, where is he?" Brianne asks them.
"He's in his dressing room." Kendall tells her. So Brianne turns around and walks towards James dressing room. When she walks into the dressing room, she finds James staring at a picture of his parents. Brianne frowns as she walks over to him, wondering why he looks so depressed. Something is bothering him and Brianne wants to know what it is.
"Jay, what's wrong?" She asks as she wraps her arms around his waist, hugging him from behind. She looks over his shoulder to stare at the picture. It was taken when his parents were in L.A. She wonders why James seems so upset.
"My parents...aren't here." James whispers."Once again, they didn't show up."
"Jay, I'm so sorry." Brianne whispers, placing a soft kiss on his neck. "But you have me and I'm never going to hurt you."
"I know." James whispers. He turns around and grabs her left hand, kissing it gently. "Let's go."
Brianne smiles as she gives his hand a squeeze, following him out of the dressing room. When she looks at James, he seems pretty upset, but he also looks like he is trying to hide it. Brianne wishes that she could do something to make him feel better. It breaks her heart to see him looking so sad. He means the world to her and she wants him to be happy. She doesn't understand why James parents keep disappointing him. Brianne has always heard that life is full of disappointments, but James has had to deal with too many of them. He has constantly had his heart broken. He doesn't deserve that.
"James, you've got some visitors." Gustavo says as he walks past James and Brianne.
"Who would..." James asks in confusion. He sighs as he turns to look Brianne. "I'll be right back."
He kisses her cheek before walking away. Brianne smiles as she follows him. When they have walked into the large waiting room, James parents are standing there. Neither James or Brianne can believe it. What are they doing here? It's awesome and confusing at the same time. What made them decide to show up now? Weren't they more concerned about their jobs than anything else? After everything that she has heard, it didn't sound like they cared about James very much. But maybe they did, and just had a funny way of showing it.
Brianne watches as James walks over to his parents. She can't help wanting to know what they are going to say, but she doesn't want to seem like she is going to get in their business either. So she stays behind and watches as James hugs both of his parents. She smiles at the heartwarming sight.
"What are you doing here?" James asks them.
"First of all, you're getting married, so we want to be here for that." Mrs. Diamond says happily.
"Mom, the wedding isn't going to be for a few months." James reminds her.
"We can stay in L.A for a few weeks and help you guys with the planning."
"And we wanted to see you again." Mr. Diamond says softly.
"Really?" James asks quietly.
"We haven't been the best parents James. But we would like to make it up to you. If you'll let us."
Make it up to him? Brianne is happy that they actually want to be there for James, but she doesn't quite trust them yet. How does she know that they aren't going to play with his emotions again? How does she know that they aren't just going to break his heart all over again? They've hurt him plenty of times before, starting with Mrs. Diamond leaving them, and they could easily hurt him again. But it's also possible that Brianne is just being paranoid. After all, she and James are very protective of each other.
Brianne's protective nature leads her to walk over to James and grab his hand, squeezing it tightly.
"Will you forgive us, sweetie? Can we have another chance?" Mrs. Diamond asks.
"Sure." James says. Mr. and Mrs. Diamond smile as they pull him into a hug. Brianne sighs as she crosses her arms.
"And here is our future daughter in law!" Mr. Diamond says, wrapping an arm around Brianne's shoulders. Okay, Brianne wasn't expecting that. She still doesn't trust them yet. If they want to be on her good side, they are going to have to prove themselves. After everything that they have put James through, they are going to have to work for her trust.
"Jay, can I talk to your parents alone?"
"Okay, but don't lose your cool." James whispers, kissing her cheek. He gives her a quick hug before walking away. When James is no longer in hearing distance, Brianne turns to look at Mr. and Mrs. Diamond.
"Look, I want to have a good relationship with you guys. After all, we're going to be in laws. But I know what you've done to James in the past, so I don't exactly trust you yet. Now, I'm not trying to be rude, but if you want to have a good relationship with your daughter in law, then you're going to have to prove yourselves to me. I'm sorry if I sound like a jerk, but I love James. I just don't want him to get hurt."
"Brianne, we don't think that you're a jerk." Mr. Diamond tells her. "You're right. We haven't been the best parents to James and we understand where you're coming from. We would love to chance to show that we can be good parents to James."
"We don't want to hurt him anymore." Mrs. Diamond says desperately. "We've made mistakes in the past, but we just want a second chance."
"Fine." Brianne says. "You can have a second chance, but you have to promise that you won't hurt James."
"We promise." Mr. and Mrs. Diamond say in unison.
"That's what I wanted to hear." Brianne says with a smile. Mr. and Mrs. Diamond pull Brianne into a hug.
"DOGS! BRIANNE! THE SHOW STARTS IN FIVE MINUTES!" Gustavo shouts.
"I've gotta go." Brianne says before walking away. She walks over to the guys, who are standing by the stairs that lead to the stage. The stage manager hands a microphone to her and she clutches it tightly.
Carlos turns around to find Jessica rushing towards him. Suddenly, Jessica jumps into his arms and kisses him passionately. This time, the kiss isn't out of spite for Lauren Williams, but is full of love and passion instead. Carlos and Jessica continue to kiss for a couple minutes until Gustavo yells at Jessica to go sit with the other fangirls.
"Okay, I'll leave, but I'll be back later. " Jessica tells him. "Just watch."
"Go, Jessica." Kelly says, pushing her towards the exit.
"Bye, Carlos!" Jessica says, waving at her boyfriend. Kelly sighs as she pushes Jessica outside, closing the door.
"The show is in two minutes." Gustavo says. "Get ready!"
"Good luck, guys." Brianne whispers. Logan smiles as he wraps his arms around her in a hug. Well, the hug lasts until James pulls Logan away from Brianne, who laughs as she kisses James cheek.
"Don't get jealous on me." She whispers.
"Well..." James starts to argue. Brianne smiles as she rests her head on his shoulder. She listens to the host, who is announcing Brianne and Big Time Rush. Brianne can feel herself getting anxious until James kisses her head, calming her down. She stands up straight and grabs James hand, giving it a tightly squeeze. She reluctantly lets go and takes a deep breath as she follows the guys onto the stage. The minute they step onto the stage, the audience screams with excitement.
Kendall walks to the front of the stage as he sings, shaking hands with a few of the fans.
Four minutes later
"Thank you!" they all say, waving at their fans. Brianne hugs Kendall, Carlos, and Logan, before turning her attention to James. She wraps her arms around his neck and kisses him softly, laughing when the audience says "Awww." She smiles as she blows a kiss to the fans. There are a few male fans out there who look like they;re about to pass out. Brianne laughs as she waves at the audience.
An hour later
"That was an amazing show, Brie." James says as they walk around the carnival. He holds Brianne's hand as they walk over to one of the snacks booths. He takes some money out of his wallet. He hands it the employee, who hands a bag of pink cotton candy to him. He tears a piece of the cotton candy off and hands to Brianne.
"You know what is going to be even better?" Brianne asks him. James gives her a questioning look.
"Our wedding." Brianne giggles, linking her arm with his.
"Oh, that is going to be awesome." James says. He laughs. "Then we can use all of Gustavo's money to buy our mansion."
"Jay, you're in a boy band. You've gotta a bunch of money from the album. We're not spending my uncle's money on our house. We're spending yours."
"Why?" James whines.
"We're getting married. We're practically adults, so we need to learn responsibility."
"Ugh," James groans. "You're turning into Mrs. Knight."
"Hey, she told me to keep you out of trouble." Brianne giggles as she reaches into the bag of cotton candy. "I have to take care of you."
"I'm suppose to take care of you." James says. "Not the other way around."
Brianne rolls her eyes as she ruffles his hair.
"You are unbelievable." She says with a smile. "But you're really sweet and I love you."
"Who wouldn't?" James jokes.
"Don't push it."
"Sorry." James whispers. Brianne sighs as she steps in front of him. She rests her forehead against his and stares into his eyes. They are shining with happiness, just like Brianne's. Neither of them could ask for anything better than what they have right now.
Brianne looks around and laughs when she sees Carlos and Logan having another slap war, while Kendall desperately tries to break it up.
"Calm down, guys!" She shouts. Carlos slaps Logan behind the head one more time before walking away. Kendall rolls his eyes before grabbing Jo's hand and leading her towards one of the booths. Then Brianne returns her to attention to James. When James kisses her cheek, Brianne responds by burying her face in his shoulder. She feels him wrapping his arms around her in a tight hug.
Brianne slowly pulls away from the hug and rests one hand on his cheek and kisses him gently. Soon, her arms are wrapped around his neck, then the kiss becomes more loving and passionate.
Just two months ago, her life was falling apart. She felt out of control, miserable, and unhappy with her life. Now that she has James, everything feels right again. The miserable feeling that she had a few months ago doesn't exist anymore. Everything is falling into place and Brianne loves it. James and Brianne have each other and that's all that matters now.
A/N: Once again, I had a little writers block with this chapter, but ended up being really pleased with it. So I hope you enjoyed it.
Well, this was the last chapter of Round and Round. But don't worry, I am going to start writing the sequel soon. It's going to be called A Year Without Rain and it's going to follow James and Brianne as they plan their wedding.
Thanks for all the reviews and favorites on this story!