I'll Never Stop (1/6) Title: I'll Never Stop (1/6) Author:blue_siofra Rating: PG-13 Characters: Lance Bass/Ofc, Jc/Ofc, Rest of *N Sync Summary: Lance meets a woman and everything changes.
I sighed as I unlocked my car door after work, ready to head to the drugstore to get my weekly run for some candy. I get into my driver’s seat and immediately turn on the CD player to my No Strings Attached CD and relaxed a little. As I drove to Medic, one of my favorite songs, “It Makes Me Ill” comes on. I turn up the volume a little and sing along to it. I pass my old bus driver, and I honk the horn and wave. We still talk once in a while. I get into Medic and go to the candy aisle and I nearly collide with a HOTT blond haired, tall guy.
“Excuse me.” He says in a deep voice, which I just fall into love with. I just stand there, amazed by his voice and he realizes this and gives me this very nice smile.
“Uh, hello?” he says again.
“Oh! I’m sorry. It’s just…you have a very nice voice!” I say.
“It’s ok. You have very nice eyes, I’m sorry. You don’t even know who I am. My name is James, but everyone calls me Lance, which is my middle name.” Lance says.
“My name is Bethany, but you can call me Beth or Terry. I go by both. You can also call me Bethany Dawn.”
“Alright, Miss Bethany Dawn.” says Lance.
“What is your favorite kind of candy, Lance?” I ask.
“Peanut butter cups. Yours?”
“Whoppers,” I confessed.
“Really? I love those too.”
“What’s your email address? I know this may sound sudden, but I think you’re cool, so I want to keep in touch after we leave.” I say. Lance gives me his email address, LTPAbass@aol.com. I grab my bag of Whoppers and a bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper. I get into line and notice I’m right behind Lance. He has a few bags of peanut butter cups and a 2-liter of Dr. Pepper. We laugh. He pays and then he leaves.
“You like him, don’t you?” Ryan asked.
“Who do I like? Lance, the guy in front of me?”
“Is that his name? Here’s your change.” I get my change and head out the front there, right on the sidewalk, right next to the door is Lance talking to four more tall guys, one blonde haired, blue eyed, one dark haired, blue eyed, two with dark hair and brown eyes, but one had dyed his fire red.
“Oh, hi Bethany. I want you to meet Justin (blonde/blue), JC (brown/blue), Joey (fire red hair), and Chris (the other one) If we look familiar to you, it’s because we’re *N SYNC.” Lance says.
I get home after saying bye to the guys. I get on my computer and log online. I get on and I see I have one message. It’s from Lance! I reply back and he gives me his screen name. We start chatting and the time flies. When we both end up logging off, it’s almost eight. I take a shower and do a little bit of cleaning then go to bed. Once I am in bed, I can’t help but think about Lance, as I do, my heart starts to pound. I realize that I’m going to be wanting to see him more, and as I drift off to sleep, I replay a particular part of our chat in my mind.
LTPAbass: So you don’t have a b/f now? Fluffernutter: No, but I wish I do right now though. LTPAbass: Do you want me to come over tomorrow night, and bring the guys, you can have some of your single friends over? Fluffernutter: Fine with me, what time? LTPAbass: 6:30 sound alright? I’ll need your address, and maybe your phone number so I can call and warn you?
I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock AND phone. I answer the phone first.
“Oh, I woke you up, I’m so sorry!” Lance answers back.
“It’s ok. My alarm is going off anyway. Are we still on for tonight?”
“Yep. The guys say it’s fine with them. When do you get off work?”
“Today is 1:30. I have a doctor’s appointment. At 3, so I’m taking a late lunch. See you later?”
“Yeah, see you later.”
“Bye, Bye, Bye!” I say as Lance chuckles.
“Bye, bye, bye, Bethany.” he says before we hang up. I get dressed and head off to work. I go to my yearly doctor’s appointment, and everything is fine.
“Are you ok?” Lance asks as he gets out of his car with the others.
“Yeah, It was just my annual physical, and I came out in flying colors.” I look around at the guys.
“I want you to meet Amelita, Becky and Nicole.” I say, pointing to each one of my friends in turn.
“Nice to meet you’s” were exchanged between everyone. As the guys came into the house, I noticed Amelita walked in stride with JC, Becky kept eyeing up Justin and Nicole laughed at one of Joey’s jokes. Lance took my hand as we walked into the house. I hadn’t had the time to set up the table, so Lance volentered himself for that job. I told him where the silverware and things were, and he set about setting the table.
When dinner was ready, I wandered into the dining room to find Lance to see if he was ready. As I crossed the threshold of the room, my mouth dropped open.
I stood there, in amazement, in the doorway between the kitchen and dining room. There was my table, set for nine, but no lights were on, the table had nine taper candles, one in front of each plate. There were also name places and a bouquet of red roses in the center, with a LOT of different colors of rose petals all over the rest of the table.
“Oh my gosh! Lance you did this? It’s so beautiful I don’t want to eat in here!” I’m finally able to say. Lance smiled.
“Tonight’s special. You’ll see what I mean later.”
“DINNER!” I call out to the living room.
“Oh my! Bethany! This is beautiful!” Amelita says.
“Did you do this?” Jc asks, walking in right behind Lita. I shook my head no.
“Lance did it, actually.” I say, looking for my place at the table. I pull out my chair and find a bag of Whoppers on the seat. Lance sat down next to me.
“You remembered!” I whispered to him as I sat down, moving the Whoppers to the floor next to my feet. Amelita sits on my other side, Jc on her other side. Then it’s Becky Justin, Chris, Nicole and Joey.
We had salad, then went on to the main course- Chicken Parmesan with marinara sauce. Dessert was a couple of pies that I picked up at a local bakery. When dinner was finished, everyone went to the living room to watch a movie. Lance stayed back and helped me rinse the dishes off and then took me outside. He sat down in a lawn chair and patted his knee, inviting me to sit with him. I sat down in his lap and leaned back so that my head was right next to his. He wrapped his arms around me. We lied there, watching the sky darken bit by bit. The stars slowly came out. It was a perfect moment, suspended in time. I had never dreamt that I would feel this way about a guy I just met as I was feeling for Lance at the moment.
“I have never felt this way about someone I had just met.”
“Same here.” he says. We turn our heads to face each other. Lance looked into my eyes, then started leaning towards me. When we finished the kiss, we turned back to watching the stars come out.
After awhile, Lita sticks her head out of our back door.
“The guys want to leave and I’m tired,” she announces.
“I guess I better go.” Lance says, starting to get up.
“Bye then.” I say, kissing him before letting him up.
The following morning, Saturday, I took a shower. My cell was ringing as I got out.
“Hello?” I asked, wrapping a towel around myself, trying to not get the phone wet.
“Hey baby. Would you care to spend the day with me? Just the two of us.” Lance’s voice says from the phone.
“Sure. I have the day off. Let me tell Lita we‘ll be together. What time will you be coming over?”
“How about now?”
“Cool. Let me get ready then. See you in a few minutes.” I said and we hung up. I turn to my dresser and call out to Lita.
“Lita! I’m going out today with Lance!” I call over my shoulder.
“I know.” a deep southern voice answers from my doorway. I turn around to find Lance standing there.
“Lance! You scared me!” I exclaim as I dive back into bed, suddenly feeling naked.
“Sorry.” he said sheepishly.
“How about you go back downstairs and I’ll be down there in a few minutes?” I suggested, glad I had put my robe on while I was on the phone. Just then, Lita walks in.
“So I take it last night you guys just clicked?” she asks.
“Actually, no, it was when I bumped into him in the candy aisle. We’re spending today together.”
“That’s cool. Jc and I clicked, he’s spending the day here. I don’t know about Becky and Nicole though. They left pretty early.” We walk out of my room and downstairs to find that Jc had arrived. The two guys were standing in the living room, talking when we entered.
“Ready?” Lance asked when they noticed us standing there. I nodded and grabbed my purse.
“So where to first?” I ask him as he starts his car.
“I have something I need go get at Wal-Mart. You don’t mind going there, do you?” I shook my head no. He pulls into a parking spot and we got out. I browse the clothing while he heads back to what looked like electronics. I found this one dress that I absolutely loved, and was daydreaming about what I would wear it to when Lance found me.
“Find something?” he asked in my ear. I jumped.
“You scared me!” I said. Lance held back a laugh.
“Sorry. So what do you have there?” he asked. I showed him the dress.
“So go try it on,” he said.
“Oh I couldn’t.”
“Why not?” he asked. It was a good question. Whatever hurt trying on a dress? I sighed and went to the dressing rooms. I went in and tried it on. It fit like a dream. I took it back off and changed back into my clothes.
“Well?” Lance asked. I smiled.
“Perfect.” I said. Lance looked at his watch. He dug into his pocket and handed me his keys.
“Why don’t you go get in my car and I’ll meet you there in a moment? I need to get something else.” he said. I took the keys and headed out to the car and got in. I put the keys in the ignition and the radio came on. I liked the song that came on and it wasn’t long before I was singing along to it. I had the window down, and it was a moment before I saw Lance coming out of the store. He had a bag of something, and he tossed it into the trunk. He climbed in and looked at me.
“Mall alright? We could do lunch and a movie.” he suggested. I nodded my head and we headed to the mall. On the way, he changed the radio station and started to sing along. I couldn’t help but stare at him.
“What?” he asked, noticing that I was staring at him.
“You have such an amazing voice. I love it.” I said. He blushed.
“Thanks.” he said. We rode along in silence until one of my favorite songs came on. I started singing along softly to it, and Lance joined in. Our voices blended perfectly together. We stopped singing and looked at each other.
“Wow.” Lance said. I was still in a bit of shock. I was saved by my phone ringing.
“Hey you. What are you up to tonight? Jc wants the two of us have dinner alone.” Lita says into my ear.
“Hold on a sec.,” I covered up the mouthpiece and looked at Lance. “Lita and JC are going to have a dinner at home alone, is that alright with you?” Lance smiled.
“Of course. I know what we could do.” he said. I turned back to my phone.
“Lance says he has plans for us. I’ll see you later tonight then, Sis.” I said and hung up. I looked back at Lance.
“So what can we do all evening?” I asked.
“I want to surprise you. If I told you, it wouldn’t be a surprise, now would it?”
“No.” I said as he pulled into a parking space. We got out and had lunch. Then we wandered around for a while, going into a store here and there. We tried on shoes in a shoe store, we browsed the books in the bookstore. We went and picked the movie The Wedding Planner, since it sounded funny and we wanted to laugh since we were already doing a lot of that already.
The movie was good, and then we headed out of the mall, ready for whatever Lance had planned. He stopped and got gas, then he headed to his house to drop off the stuff. When we got there, he pulled a blindfold out from a bag in the backseat.
“I hate to do this, but I have to. If you see what I’m going to bring out, it’ll ruin the surprise,” he said. He leaned over to tie the blindfold around my eyes.
“Why do you hate to do this?” I asked, sensing how near he was to me.
“Because now I can’t see your beautiful eyes. Now how many fingers am I holding up?”
“Black?” I asked, and was rewarded with a laugh and a kiss on the cheek.
“I’ll be right back.” he said. I heard him open the door and get out. Then I heard the backdoor open and him remove the bags. Then the door closed and it was quiet for a while. Then I heard the trunk being opened and closed. Then the driver’s door opened and I felt Lance climb in.
“Hey.” He said as he started the car.
“Hey.” I said back. We rode in silence, with the exception of Lance humming a tune here and there as he drove. Finally he parked the car and told me to wait there. He got out and I heard the trunk open again and he pulled some things out. He dropped something at one point, I heard him swear under his breath. Then the trunk closed and it was quiet for a few minutes and then my door opened.
“Ready, m’lady?” he asked. I giggled as he took my hand.
“It’d be nicer if you take your shoes off here.” he said.
“Just do it. Trust me, you’ll like it.”
I took my shoes off, and he lead me across a parking lot, walking behind me with both sets of fingers intertwined with mine. We reached the edge of the parking lot, and after a few steps of grass, my feet sunk into sand. I took in a breath.
“We’re at the beach?” I asked.
“Yeah. Few more steps and you can take the blindfold off.” He said. We walked about half a dozen more steps and stopped. Lance untied the blindfold and took it off. On the sand was a giant blanket with a picnic basket.