I'll Never Stop (3/6) Title: I'll Never Stop (3/6) Author:blue_siofra Rating: PG-13 Characters: Lance Bass/Ofc, Jc/Ofc, Rest of *N Sync Summary: Lance meets a woman and everything changes.
“We have your results now, Bethany. You are pregnant. About 5 weeks, so your due date is in approximately eight months. Here’s a few leaflets about what to expect, and I’ll see you next month.” The doctor handed me a pile of papers and left the room, leaving me to stare at the door, open-mouthed. I slowly got off the papered bed and walked out of the office to the receptionist’s desk.
After I had made an appointment for the following month, I turned to find Lance in the waiting room. He was leafing through a magazine, trying not to look overly embarrassed while also trying to blend in. I walked up to him and motioned that we could leave. We got out into his car before he turned to me.
“We have about eight months to get ready.” I said, facing him, but still not really looking at him. I saw him take a deep breath. He drove home, while I stared out the window, not really seeing the passing scenery.
“Amelita? Are you home? I called out. Lance had dropped me off, and told me that he would be back, that he wanted to go for a drive.
“Yes, We’re in the backyard!” she called out. I walked out to find her and Jc by the pool. She took one look at me and came running over to me and gave me a huge hug.
“What’s wrong?” she asked me. I shook my head as tears welled up in my eyes. She held me out at an arm’s length and tried to read my eyes. Suddenly she wrapped me back into a hug and I heard her murmer in my ear.
“It’ll work out, T. I know it will. You and Lance are meant for each other.” I looked at her as she pulled away.
“But a baby, Lita? How could we have let it happen?” I said.
“Baby?” Jc said. I hadn’t noticed that he had come up behind Lita and was standing there, watching us. He had a worried look on his face. I nodded and he then came over and wrapped me in a hug.
“Then I should congratulate you and Jimmy, shouldn’t I?” I shrugged.
“And where is he?” Lita asked. I shrugged again. Jc looked me over, then put his hands on my shoulders.
“Look, Bethany. I know we haven’t known each other very long, but I feel I have to tell you this. I have known Jimmy for years. And I’ve never seen him as happy as he’s been since he met you. I know him, and I know you well enough to know that this wasn’t planned, but yet, it’s happening. It’s going to be a wild ride, and it would be even if you weren’t pregnant. I know Jimmy, and after this initial shock wears off, he’ll come up with a plan to make this work. He always does.”
While Jc was making his little speech, I thought about it. It was true. Lance, though we both suspected this, was in as much shock as I was at the moment, but he would come up with a plan that would make this work in the long run. When Jc had finished, I looked into his caring blue eyes.
“Thank you.” I whispered. He just smiled at me and hugged me again. Lita was looking at him with awe written all over her face.
“If you ever need to talk, you can always come to me.” Jc whispered before pulling away. I nodded as he pulled away. I smiled at them and then went into the house to await my fiancée. We had some figuring to do.
After a long talk, Lance and I had decided to tell the guys as soon as possible, and his family also. I didn’t talk to my parents often, and figured that the next time I got around to calling them I’d tell them. We were going to have a dinner again, to make a few announcements.
“Alright, alright. Lance and I have something we need to tell you guys.” I said, clinking my glass with my fork during dessert. Every one quieted down, with the exception of Chris and Joey. Joey was trying to eat his cake while Chris flung bits of food at him. One piece of cake with frosting landed in his glass and Joey got mad and flung a forkful of icing at Chris, hitting him square in the forehead. Amelita got impatient and flung what was left of her cake at their end of the table, and it hit the table and splattered spectacularly. Chris and Joey looked over at her, and saw the look on her face and tried to settle down in the mist of the laughter of everyone else. Once it died back down again, I tried again.
“Well, now I have something else to say too. Joey, Chris, you are going to play the busboy game when we’re done here.” Chris and Joey opened their mouths to protest, but shut them quickly as they got looks from both Lita and me. I looked around the table before starting again.
“Lita and I have been talking. Lance joined in for a lot of this talk, and the three of us would like to invite the rest of you to move in, if you would like. I mean, hell, there’s enough room for everyone, so nobody has to share a room unless they want to.” I smiled as I said this part. All I got from everyone except Jc were confused looks. I went on.
“We decided to ask you this because Lance and I are going to need some help in a few month’s time. Yes, our wedding is in five months, but in about eight months, there’ll be a baby Bass to keep us busy.” After this had some time to sink in, the table erupted again.
“No way! I’m not the first!” Joey said.
“Cool! Someone to spoil rotten!” Chris added.
“Wha?” Justin added. Lance laughed at Justin.
“What’s wrong, Curly top?” he asked. Justin shook his head and got up from the table and left. I threw a glance at Lita and saw that Jc and Lance were doing the same. Jc sighed and followed Justin. I looked at Lance and he nuzzled my neck.
“Hey Savannah. What up?”
“Hey girl. Not much. What up with you?”
“Well, I was wondering if you would like to move in with us. I mean, there is more than enough room here for everyone. We’re also asking Lance’s friends as well as Becky and Nicole. And there will be hot guys here.” I said the last sentence, knowing that would be what Savannah would want to hear.
“Hot guys? I’m in. Give me a few weeks to get things situated here.” Savannah said. I smiled to myself. Savannah was never one to pass up anything to do with good looking guys. We made arrangements for her to move in, and I decided to wait until she was here in person to spring the baby news on her. It really isn’t something you spring on people over the phone. I chuckled as I hung up the phone. Lance looked up from the book of invitation samples.
“What’s so funny?” he asked.
“Well, I was just thinking how I didn’t tell Savannah about the baby, that it’s not really something you should tell to people over the phone, and yet, that’s how I plan to tell my parents, when I get around to it, that is.” Lance put down the invitation he was holding.
“You still haven’t told them? My mother’s excited about it. She’s not to happy that it’s happening now, but she’s still excited about it.”
“That’s your mother. You don’t know my parents. I can hear it now. ‘You’re such a disgrace. Your brothers waited until they were married to have sex. Why couldn’t you?’ Dad would practically disown me. They don’t need to know until we can’t hide it anymore.” I sat down next to him and looked at the sample he was looking at.
“I like that one.” I picked it up from his lap. Lance looked back down at it, still frowning.
“Yeah. Me too.” he said. I smiled.
“So I guess that’s one less thing we have to choose.” I said as I put it in the pocket. Lance closed the book and I noticed how tired I was. I stood up and stretched.
“I think I’m going to take a nap. I’m tired.”
After my nap, I wandered down to the kitchen to find Lance looking through the fridge. Jc came in through the backdoor.
“Oh good. It’s just the two of you. I need some help from you guys.” he said. Lance pulled his head out of the fridge and looked at Jc with a raised eyebrow.
“Well, what is it?” he asked. Jc took a deep breath.
“I want to ask Amelita to marry me. She’s so amazing. I want to do the whole romantic dinner thing, but you know me Lance. The only thing I can cook is tea. I don’t want her to remember the big night because the dinner burned and we had to have pizza or something. I want her to remember it for what I ask her. Do you guys think you could make dinner then clear everyone out for a few hours?”
Lance looked at me. I shrugged my shoulders. Why not? If Jc wanted to marry Lita, that was fine with me. Lance turned back to Jc.
“Sure C. We’ll help.”
As it turned out, the dinner that Jc had planned got postponed. In all the confusion of everyone moving in, and with his job, he caught the flu. So on the night he wanted to do it, he was lying on the couch in the living room while everyone fed him soup and crackers. Lita sat with him most of the week, reading a novel to him. We don’t know if it was because the book was boring or if the sound of her voice did it, but Jc slept most of the time. I tried to keep my distance from him, not wanting to get sick myself, with the baby and all, so I made a huge pot of soup for him.
I had my two month check up, and everything was going smoothly. Savannah had moved in, and now knew about the baby. She was shocked at first, but excitement was starting to take over.
The big night came again, now that Jc was better. Lance and I talked everyone into a night of bowling, maybe even a movie too. Once dinner was made for Jc and Lita, everyone else left, and we had a ball bowling. We kidded each other, and made funny names for the score board. After a game or two, we headed to an ice-cream place and had dessert. In the midst of Chris and Joey making cracks about the women that had just walked in, Lance’s pager went off. He looked down at the number, then up at me and smiled. I leaned over to him.
“Did he say what she answered?” I asked, quiet enough that nobody else heard, which wasn’t hard as they were all laughing at Joey’s last joke. Lance nodded. I searched his eyes and found the answer there. I smiled and watched the other guys and waited until they were done to say that I was tired.
“DUDE! A club! I want to go clubbing!” Joey whined from the backseat of Lance’s car.
“And for the last time, Joe. I’m tired. After we get home and congratulate Jc and Lita, you can go clubbing. I want to go to bed.” I said from my seat next to Lance. Lance threw a glance at me and smirked.
As soon as we arrived home, I practically threw myself into the house.
“Lita! Jc! We’re home!” I called out. Lita’s answer came from the living room. I found on the couch, cuddling. The smile on Lita’s face couldn’t be wider, and Jc looked content and relived. Lita finally noticed me, and jumped up and hugged me, tears coming down her face as she pulled back and showed me her left hand. On it is a diamond in the shape of a star, on a thin silver band. I smiled and looked over at Jc.
“That’s an awesome ring.” I said to both of them. As everyone else streamed in, they all looked at Lita’s new ring, and then Joey talked Chris, Nicole and Savannah into clubbing, and as they left, Lance and I headed to bed.
I couldn’t believe how fast time was going by. My wedding was coming up in two months, Lita and Jc chose to have their wedding right before Christmas, in about eight months. Lance’s birthday was coming up next week, and I knew that I would need help with what I was planning. I was happy when I found Lita up before everyone else one morning.
“Lance’s birthday is next week. Do you think you can convince everyone to clear out for a few hours that night? I want to give him a night he’ll never forget.” Lita raised her eyebrows at this comment, but decided not to ask.
“Sure. I’ll try, at least.” she said before going back to her cereal. I went to the fridge and made myself an omelet, then got ready for work. At lunchtime, I head out to my car to go get something to eat, and I find Lance leaning against the driver’s door. He joins me for lunch, and gives me a lingering kiss as I head back to work.
After work, I got some gas and some gum, then headed home. I had trouble getting into the driveway, as there was an unfamiliar car in it, and I got out and headed in. It seemed totally normal on the inside of the house, so I headed up to the bathroom I was sharing with Lance and took a shower, then as nothing abnormal seemed to be going on when I got out, I decided to take a short nap. Lance woke me up when dinner was ready. I made sure my hair was up alright and headed downstairs to find the owners of the odd car. Sitting at the dining room table were my parents.