Okay, don't hate me. I know I still have Something to Come Back To in the works and am not updating as often as I probably should be but this new storyline has been occupying my brain and I had to get it down before I could do anything else. I debated waiting until STCBT was finished before I added this to the mix but decided to go ahead and put it out there so you have something new to read. I have a few chapters ready but I will apologize if the first two are a bit short. The good news is that since they are short and are already written you still get both now. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think and if I should continue.
Oh, one more thing. BD fans…..don't hate me for this first chapter. LOL It sets things up and I am going to TRY not to hate on Kelly during this story. I really want this to be all about Brenda and Dylan, not the evil Bermuda triangle that was.
Chapter 1 One More Chance?
2 months before David and Donna's wedding…
"So what do you say Kel? Are you willing to give me another chance? " Dylan asks quietly.
"I don't know Dylan. We have tried more than once and it never works. Maybe we should just cut our losses once and for all."
Dylan takes her hand. "I'm not asking for a lifetime commitment right now. I'm just asking for some time together, dinner, movies….dating. Let's see where things go. I miss you Kelly."
Kelly smiles at him tentatively. "I miss you too.
Dylan leans closer to her slowly pausing just before their lips touch to give her time to change her mind. When there is no pulling away, he continues forward and touches his lips to hers, sealing their agreement.
The kiss continues until they hear the door to the beach house opening.
"Kel, are you home?" Donna yells.
Kelly pulls from Dylan's embrace and walks back into the living room from the back deck with Dylan following close behind.
"Hey Don, what is all this?" She laughs as she sees Donna juggling bags and boxes and rushes over to help before they all tumble to the floor.
Donna grins back noticing Dylan standing behind her. "Hey Dylan. Oh my gosh. We finally got the wedding invitations. Thanks to the printer mess up, I now have barely 2 weeks to get them addressed and in the mail. Help?" She asks sweetly smiling at Kelly.
"Of course." Kelly laughs.
"I think that's my cue to leave." Dylan smirks. "I'll see you tomorrow Kel?"
"Definitely." She walks over and kisses him lightly on the mouth then walks him to the door following him with her eyes until he is out of sight. Sighing, she turns back to see Donna staring at her.
"So, what's going on with you and Dylan?" Donna asks curiously.
"We're…" Kelly hesitates. "Dating."
Donna's eyes go wide. "Really? Kelly that's great!" Donna shrieks. She throws her arms around Kelly and hugs her. They both laugh.
"We will see." Kelly says, not wanting to get her hopes up. "We are going to take things slow. See what happens. I mean we have tried before and it didn't work out so…."
"Come on Kel, be optimistic! Who knows? Maybe we will be planning your wedding next." Donna says slyly.
Kelly grabs a pillow from the couch and hits her over the head with it. "I said slow!" They both collapse on the couch giggling. After several minutes, Donna sits up with a groan.
"UH! I have to get busy. Those invitations are not going to address themselves." They walk to the table and spread everything out. Splitting the list in half, Donna hands a few pages to Kelly and keeps some for herself as they start writing out names and addresses.
They work in silence for almost an hour when suddenly Donna notices Kelly staring at the page in front of her. "Kelly? Are you okay?"
Kelly glances up slowly, "Yeah." She says softly.
"What is it?" Donna asks worriedly.
"Are you…." Kelly begins carefully, looking back down at the table, almost afraid to hear the answer.
"Am I what?"
"Are you really inviting Brenda?"
Donna looks curiously at Kelly. "I was going to. She is still our friend Kel even if she is thousands of miles away. Besides, I am inviting Brandon and their parents. Why wouldn't I invite Brenda?"
Kelly finally raises her eyes to meet Donna's. "I'm sorry Don, I just worry. I mean Dylan and I finally decide to try again and I guess I'm just afraid of what will happen if Dylan sees her again. He never really told anyone what happened between them in London. What if…..?" She swallows hard but the words just won't come out.
Donna bites her lip, torn on what to do and not believing after all these years she feels stuck in the middle again. "Kel, Dylan asked you to give him another chance. I don't think you have anything to worry about. It's been years since they have even seen each other. I…." Donna hesitates and closes her eyes briefly. "I won't invite her." She says softly. "I haven't talked to Brenda in a long time either. I'm sure she probably wouldn't come anyway right?" Donna tries to be upbeat and convince herself as well as Kelly that it's the right answer.
Kelly sighs. "I'm sorry Donna. It's your wedding. I have no right to ask you to do that. If you want her there you should invite her. I think I will go take a walk on the beach and clear my head okay?" Kelly gets up slowly and walks out of the beach apartment leaving a conflicted Donna behind.