I'll Never Stop (5/6) 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.
“So, Bethany. How did you meet Lance?” Johnny asked. We were on the plane, heading to the award show. He was sitting next to me, in the window seat. On my other side, Lance was sleeping.
“Well, we just kinda bumped into each other at a drugstore. We complimented each other, and exchanged email addresses. We talked online, then we had a big dinner for everyone to meet everyone, and we just kind of realized that we were meant to be, and here we are now.” I placed my hand on my abdomen.
“Though this wasn’t in the plans. I would have liked to have waited a few more years before we had children, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be that way.” I sighed and looked at my sleeping fiancée.
“How far along are you?” Johnny asked. I turned back at him.
“I’m due in November, about three months from now.” I said. Johnny quickly did the math in his head.
“So you’re about five months?”
“Actually closer to six.”
Johnny and I chatted a bit longer until I too got sleepy and decided to take a nap. I got a pillow and started to doze off when I felt a funny thing in my abdomen. Like a little concentrated push. I woke right back up and thought for a moment. I felt it again. It suddenly hit me what I was feeling. I was feeling the baby kick. I nudged Lance, and he woke up to look at me.
“The baby is kicking.” I whispered to him. It took him a moment to realize what I was saying.
“You can feel it?” he whispered back. I nodded. He smiled and kissed my cheek.
“I love you.”
“I love you too.” At that moment, Lita turned around from in front of us.
“The baby kicked.”
“No way. Really?” I nodded. Now Joey was listening to us.
“Why don’t you kick it back?”
“Ha. Ha. Very funny Fatone.” I said.
The flight was uneventful from then and I was glad to go out in the sunshine of LA when we landed. We checked into our hotel room and I stretched out on the bed and took a nap.
I awoke in Lance’s arms and moved them and got up to head to the bathroom yet again. When I came out of the bathroom, Lance was sitting up in bed, deep in thought.
“What’s up?” I ask. He shook his head.
“Depends. What do you want to do?”
“See what everyone else is up to.” So we left our room and went to Jc and Lita’s room. Lance knocked on the door, and everyone was there, looking slightly guilty when we walked in. I tried to ignore that, figuring they were probably planning something. We found out that Lita and Jc were going to an art museum, Chris, Joey, Savannah and Nicole were going to a mall, and Justin was going to go to a different one. Lance put his arm around my waist and whispered in my ear.
“This is perfect. I have an idea for us.” I turned to see the look on his face, and I knew he was hoping everyone would be busy, so that we could be alone. We left everyone and headed back to our room. I ordered some drinks for us, while Lance set up the VCR in the room and put in a tape. When our order came up, we snuggled up together on the couch. Lance hit the play button, and the video from our last ultrasound came on the screen.
“Lance! This is so nice! I love you.” I said, and I kissed him. He smiled when we parted.
“I thought you would like this. I love you too.” I leaned my head onto his shoulder.
“I can’t believe we’re getting married in two weeks. And my birthday is next week.” I said. Lance nuzzled his chin against my head.
“I can’t believe I found you. You are an angel sent from heaven.” he started humming “Please Don’t Go” from No Mercy, eventually singing softly while the tape of our child played.
“Please don’t go, please don’t go, you’re the only angel I know…” I listened to his beautiful voice as I drifted off into a content sleep.
“Bethany, honey. Time to get up. Your limo will be here in five minutes.” Lance was gently shaking me awake. I sat up and gave him an evil look as I got out of bed. I threw on the shirt Joey had gave me that said. “I’m pregnant, up and dressed. What more do you want?” and a pair of baggy sweatpants and went into the bathroom. I got ready for my day at the spa with the girls, so that we could be ready for tonight. I waddled out of the bathroom and was putting my CD player in my bag when Lance came back from the hotel restaurant. He handed me a bagel. I took a bite of it, and watched as he went into the bathroom. I still couldn’t believe that we were together, and it was still harder to believe that we were getting married and even though it was apparent, I still couldn’t believe we were having a baby. Lance smiled as he came out of the bathroom.
“What are you thinking?”
“That we should change our wedding song to that one you were singing last night.”
“Yeah. That one. I love that song.”
“If you want, that’s fine with me.” He crossed the room and gave me a hug. I hugged him back, then headed downstairs and met everyone in the lobby. I met Britney, Justin’s date, and she asked me if I was pregnant. Lita gave her this funny look.
“Would I be wearing this shirt if I wasn’t?” I asked her. She turned red and mumbled an apology. Lita and Nicole exchanged glances, and Savannah caught my eye, and I knew she was trying not to laugh. We got into the limo and headed to the spa, and we relaxed all day while we were treated and our makeup and hair were done for us. When we were dressed and ready, we all stood in front of a mirror, examining how we looked. We looked so beautiful, and we couldn’t believe it. We got back in the limo to go pick up the guys and have dinner before we went to the show.
“Wow.” Lance was nearly speechless when he got into the limo and saw me. I giggled and looked across the limo at Jc, who had climbed in after Lance. He was also speechless. It was a rare thing for Jc Chasez to be silent. I caught Lita’s eye and we both just started laughing. Lance looked over at Jc and they shrugged together. Chris talked everyone to dinner at Taco Bell, but I only got a salad, not wanting to press the gas issue more then what it already was. We got to the venue, and the guys each got out and helped us out. We had to walk a bit away from them while they answered questions on the way in. It was a mad house on the carpet. I was glad when we got in and found our seats. The show started, and I couldn’t believe I was at the show. The guys had a performance coming up, and they got up and headed backstage to get ready for it. When they got on stage to perform, the whole place seemed to erupt with screaming.
I sat back and watched the guys sing one of my favorite songs of theirs, and Jc looked straight at Amelita and me during our favorite part of the song. I made a face at him, and he nudged Lance and pointed at us. Lance smiled as they finished the song. After they went backstage, they took a few minutes to come back out and sit back down with us.
“That was beautiful.” I said to Lance as he took my hand. He smiled and squeezed it.
After many awards were given out, the category that they were nominated for came up. The announcer introduced the presenter, I was in for a shock. It was going to be someone I knew from high school.
“Oh my gosh!” I said as I leaned forward to catch Savannah’s eyes. I heard Lita gasp next to me, and Savannah’s mouth was hanging open. Who knew that she went on to win a gold medal at the Olympics?
“Now the nominees for best group are…” she said. The monitors behind her played little clips of the groups that were nominated. When the segment was over, Esther picked up an enevlope and started to open it.
“And the winner is….”
“*N Sync!” she said. Lita let out a little scream as “It‘s Gonna Be Me” started playing. The guys stood up, and I stood up too. I wanted to get onstage and see Esther. We headed up to the stage, and Chris took the award as Jc thanked everyone for the group. I hugged Esther and whispered who I was into her ear.
“Oh my gosh! Bethany! How have you been?” I showed her my left hand and pointed to Lance. She whispered congratulations and I hugged her again as Lance started talking.
“I also want to thank my beautiful angel,” he turned and gestured me up to him. I walked up and stood next to him.
“This woman here has given a new meaning to my life, and I can’t wait for our wedding.” he said. I smiled at him and saw the other guys exchange glances to each other behind Lance’s back. We headed back stage, where Lita, Nicole and Savannah met us. Esther hugged each one of us, and we talked about everything we’d been up to since we graduated. I excused myself to go to the restroom. When I got back. I was telling Esther about the wedding, and was about to invite her when I slumped forward. Lance caught me, and lowered me gently to the floor, calling my name softly. Everyone was screaming, and there was a lot of running going on around us, but the sounds were fading. All I could think of, through my memories that were projecting themselves on my eyelids like a movie was the pain. I concentrated on the sound of Lance’s voice and forced myself to open my eyes. I focused them the best I could on Lance’s face to see the look of pure terror on his face, and the tears in his eyes. Even with all my strength, his face was sliding slowly out of focus.
“Sing me my song.” I managed to say. Lance started to shake his head, but started singing “Please Don’t Go” softly. I slowly closed my eyes. Lance stopped singing.
“I love you.” I heard him say.
“I love you too. I’ll never stop.” I said, then the world went black.