Here's the second chapter! Hope you enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys. If I did then Megan would've actually ended up with either Finn, Sean, or Evan.
We had now reached the front doors of the hospital and there he was. Now I knew that there was a possibility that I would've seen him again considering I moved back here. But I didn't think that I would actually interact with him the way that I was about to.
Sally pulled me along to stand right in front of him and when he turned around he looked as surprised as I felt.
"Megan, this is Doug McGowan. Doug, this is Megan Meade."
Chapter 2: And we meet again
I just stood there staring at one of the boys, really men now, that had ran me out of Boston eight years ago.
He came out of his stupor and his eyes took on this astonished glow. "Megan! Shit…I thought you were, well, not here. How are you doing? What happened to you back in high school?"
Before I could say anything, Sally cut in. I had honestly forgotten that she was there for a moment.
"Wait, you know each other?" she asked, confused beyond hell.
"Yes, unfortunately we do know each other." I sighed.
Doug had frowned when he heard me say unfortunately but elaborated our short history. "Our parents are old friends. Remember that girl I told you about that came to live with us in high school? Well, Megan is that girl."
Her eyes lit up in recognition. "Oh, oh my!" she gasped. Sally turned to look at me, surprised beyond belief. "So this is the girl that you guys ran out of your house?"
Doug's eyes widened and he started to shake his head a bit rapidly. "No, no we didn't-!"
"Now you're lying to me?" If this was a different situation, I would've been laughing my ass off right now.
"No, no, I'm not! I'm just trying to explain to you that we were just kids! We didn't know how it would affect everyone! I mean, hell, when we found out that Hailey lied about the party thing-."
"You found out that she lied?" I cut him off.
He rubbed the back of his head. "Yeah, a few weeks after you left, she just kinda broke down because she wanted Evan back. To be honest, I really don't know why she revealed the truth but she did. After that, we tried to contact you to apologize but we never really did." he said sheepishly.
I was surprised at his words. They tried to apologize? "How come you guys couldn't get a hold of me?"
"Apparently, when we tried to contact you, we found out that you had moved to a different country. I guess your parents were reassigned to a different base." he explained.
"Yeah, my parents were stationed in Taiwan about a week after I got there." I replied.
There was an awkward silence after that as we just stood there. I looked to my watch and saw that it was already 12:40.
"Well, I think I'm going to go now." I broke the silence. "You know, lunch break and everything." When I started to walk away, I was stopped by a hand on my shoulder.
I turned to see Doug with a pleading expression on his face.
"Please, come with Sally and me to lunch. Evan, Finn, and Sean are going to be there. Please." he pleaded with the most pitiful face I've ever seen. It was so hard to resist.
So, for some reason, I didn't. Resist that is.
"Fine." I said. "But if one thing goes wrong, just one, then I'm outta there. Got it?"
He went from pitiful and pleading to joyful and excited in a second, flat. "Yes!" he cheered.
Sally and I chuckled at his exuberant behavior. "So, where are we going?"
"A cute little café a few blocks from here," Sally answered for the now dancing Doug.
"Does he do this all the time?" I ask.
Sally giggled. "Only when he gets what he wants."
We had arrived early, according to Doug. The guys weren't there yet so we had just decided to get a booth by the window. Doug had told me they were coming together from some construction they did together. Apparently, the three eldest brothers ran a construction business they had started a year ago and they were successful since.
I was actually having a good time talking to Doug and Sally. I was laughing so hard at something Doug had said that I didn't notice that the door to the café had opened. I tensed as I heard the door close, not wanting to turn around to see who it was.
"Damn little bro! I knew you had one girl in your sights but I didn't know that you were going for two!"
Even though I hadn't seen him in over eight years, I recognized that voice anywhere.
A deep, sensual voice retaliated to the first. "Evan, you idiot. Lower your voice."
Three men bypassed me and went straight to the now standing Doug. I instantly recognized the shorter of the well built men. He was the more muscular one of them and the most handsome. The other two were leaner but it was evident that they were any woman's wet dream underneath their clothing.
They all gave Doug a 'man hug' and greeted Sally. It was obvious that they had met her before. They were all slightly scruffy, probably from the work that they were doing before.
A woman came up behind them suddenly, hanging onto who I recognized as Finn's back. My heart constricted slightly and I berated myself for still having lingering feelings. The woman had short black hair that shined like oil and her skin was bronze in color like she spent long periods of time in the sun. Tan lines were evident around her neck. Taking a closer look at her, I recognized her as Kayla Bird.
Evan then started to turn around to face me. "Well, well, well. What do we have here?" A first I was afraid that he had identified me. "A pretty girl like you should not be all alone." Guess not. "And you're sitting alone, too." He turned back to Doug who stood there, shocked that he didn't recognize me. "How can you just leave a beautiful girl like this all alone? It's not polite to ignore people. Didn't mom teach you any better?"
Finn laughed at this and turned towards me, bringing Kayla with him. His eyes sparked as he talked to me and I was almost captivated by his gaze. "Don't pay any attention to the dumbass over there. My name is-."
"Finn. I know who you are." I had cut him off. "The idiot is Evan and the man of few words is Sean."
The guys were a bit confused at my words while Kayla paid little to no attention while she looked at her nails that glistened an obnoxious neon yellow.
Doug took up the ropes then and gestured for me to stand up, which I did. I leaned against the booth with my hands behind my back. "Yes, well, I'm sure you guys are wondering who this is." Doug's voice had taken on a serious tone to it, reminding me of a military man. "I'm actually surprised that you guys don't recognize her." That just confused them even more. Kayla had finally looked up and I saw a spark of recognition in her eyes.
"Oh my God!" she almost squealed. "I remember you. You're that girl that went to our school for, like, a week. I think you were on the soccer team." I could see the recognition that appeared in the guys' eyes. "Your name is… May? No, Mary. Or was it Michelle? Oh it was-!"
"Megan." I interrupted. "It's Megan Meade."
"Yeah! Megan Meade. Huh." Then she went back to her nails. "Hey babe, I'm going to go get a latte." she told Finn as she started to walk away. She walked away without waiting for a response.
It wasn't as if she was going to get one anyway because he was staring at me with… something in his eyes.
We stood there as the Finn stare at me as if he'd seen a ghost, Sean wasn't as surprised, and Evan had a mixture of lust and surprise in his eyes.
"Well, isn't this a nice little reunion," Evan said. "So, Megan, I think we can all agree that you've been doing good. Really good."
"Evan!" Doug exclaimed. "I really don't think it's the right time to say something like that."
"Oh, what do you know? You're the one that can't even tell the girl he likes that he actually likes her," Evan scoffed.
They continued to argue, drawing attention from the other café patrons and ignoring the rest of us.
"Alright, you know what, I don't think me coming here was a good idea," I said, picking my purse and coat up.
"Wait, Megan." I heard Sean say.
For some odd reason I turned back around but, after a mental shake of my head, I started to explain. "No, no. I'm just going to go now. I can see that whenever I'm around you guys always have to fight for whatever reason. I'm just gonna go and you can forget that you ever saw me."
I walked out of the café and no tried to stop me. I had gotten down a block before I felt a large, muscular hand wrap around my wrist stopping me from walking any further.
The hand turned me around and I was met with the handsome face of Sean McGowan.
"Megan, please," he begged. I cocked my head to the side and my eyebrows furrowed.
"What?" I asked, albiet confused.
"Please, just, just listen," he pleaded. When I nodded, he continued, still holding my wrist. "You don't have to be around those idiots, ok. But I would really like it if you-if we-have lunch. Together, I mean," I watched as he stumbled over his words, "just as friends to catch up, you know. But I won't make you do what you don't want to! It's your choice, no one else's. Don't-."
"Sean," I interrupted. "Let's go get something to eat. I have," I looked at my watch, "40 minutes of my lunch break left."
He smiled a panty dropping and soaking smile. "Alright. I know the perfect place."
How was that? I got stuck a few times but I got through it, thank the gods. Please review, please. The more you review, the faster a chapter goes up.