Chapter   Ten

The next two weeks flew by for Nick and Rae. Nick spent as much time as he could with Rae. They walked around Disney World and she went to Universal Studios with all the guys. AJ had to work later that day at Universal Studios, so everyone thought it would be fun to go on the same tour AJ was in charge of.

Finally, it was Rae's last night in Orlando. All of the guys took her out to dinner and they talked about all the things they had done. They all gave Rae a going-away present. A charm bracelet with a charm representing each of them. Kevin, a music note; AJ, an eight ball; Howie, the letter 'D'; Brian, a basketball; and Nick, the head of Mickey Mouse. Then the letters 'BSB' from all of them. Raelene laughed when she saw that.

"I hope you guys know you will be famous and I can say I knew you from the very beginning," Rae said.

"I hope we'll make our dream come true," said Brian.

"Brian, Nick, AJ, Kevin, Howie," Rae said, looking from one to the other as she said their names. "I know you guys will. You are all working hard to accomplish that. You put so much of yourselves in your singing. You will all definitely be known around the world."

"Well, in that case, here's one last gift," AJ said, handing an envelope to Rae.

She took it, looked inside and took out two tickets. "What's this for?"

"You know how they'll be taping the last scene of Scott's TV show tonight at Disney World?" Nick asked.

"Yeah. I'm supposed to be in that scene."

"Well, after that's taped, we're going to put on a show. Everybody who doesn't have a ticket gets kicked out. We thought you and Scott would like to see us perform."

"Are you kidding? Of course we would. I'll call him right now and tell him. If you all will excuse me...." Rae got up and headed towards the back of the resturaunt where the phones were. Nick watched her with a saddened gaze.

"You okay, Nick?" Brian asked.

"I just feel kind of sad that she's leaving. I really enjoyed being with her these past two weeks. She's become one of my best friends."

"Don't you mean your girlfriend? She seems more like your girlfriend than your best friend," AJ pointed out.

"We talked about that earlier today. We both agreed that the only way to perserve our relationship to be friends. Best friends," explained Nick.

"So you get no kiss goodbye tomorrow?" Howie asked.

"No. I'll still get a kiss goodbye. Just exactly where remains to be seen."

"On the lips or not on the lips, that is the question," AJ said, philosophically.

"That about sums it up," Kevin laughed. The rest of the guys joined in with Kevin and started laughing.

"What's so funny?" Rae asked when she all the guys laughing.

"Nothing. We were just having a weird conversation," Brian said, smiling at Rae.

"Well, Scott said he'd love to see all perform. He also said it's been cool hanging out with you."

"How nice. Come on, everybody," Kevin said. "We have to jet if we don't want to be late for our own show."

They paid the check and headed towards the parking lot. Nick and Rae held hands the whole time. They never let go once until the guys had to perform. It was a very special night for the both of them.

Rae enjoyed watching the show just as much as the guys did performing it. But what really made it memorable was the last song they sang, "If You Ever Fall In Love" by Shai. Raelene knew that song was picked especially for her. And Nick's eyes never left hers while they sang it.


The next day, at the airport, Rae and Scott went to have their luggage loaded on the plane. Then Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ, and Nick waited with them as Scott and Rae waited to board the plane. Nick and Rae still held hands, not letting go until Nick and the guys left to buy something. They came back with roses. White ones from Kevin, AJ, Brian, and Howie, while Nick Rae both a white one AND a red one.

Finally, it was time to board the plane.

"I'm going to miss all of you," Rae said, with tears in her eyes.

"We're going to miss you, too," said Howie

Rae went up to each one of Boys, hugged them and gave them a kiss on the cheek. But when she got to Nick, they hugged for a long time and kisses their last kiss for a long while. Right before stepping into the plane, Rae looked back at the Boys and waved goodbye.

"I guess that answered your question," Brian said, looking at Nick.

"On the lips," Nick said. The Boys watched the plane take off, then left the airport.

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