Chapter   Seven

When the 'couple' scenes were over and done with, the Boys felt relieved, yet disappointed. They all thought the girls were great and the girls thought the Boys were great, as well. Donna wanted the Boys to get back to the hotel as soon as possible, for security reasons. The Boys were saying goodbye to the girls and that took awhile.

"Hey, Valerie," Brian said just as he was about to leave. "Can I call you sometime?"

"What about your girlfriend?" she answered, looking skeptical. " 'Cause if you're thinking 'secret affair', you're looking at the wrong girl."

"No, I wasn't thinking that," Brian assured her. "You seem like a nice person, I was thinking we could meet and get together tomorrow or something. You know, get to know each other better, become friends."

"Sure, why not?" Valerie smiled. She gave him the number to the hotel and her room number. "Just make sure your girlfriend doesn't come and hunt me down, wanting to kill me 'cause I'm meeting with you."

Brian laughed. "She won't, I promise. I don't know what was the matter with her today. She's never acted like that before."

"It's called jealousy, Brian, and I think you better pay more attention to her." Valerie gave him a knowing look.

"I don't know what she's worried about. We've been together for a while now and we plan on being together for a while longer."

Sometimes it doesn't work that way, Brian, Valerie thought.

"Yo, Brian!" yelled AJ from the van. "Let's go!"

"I'll be right there!" Brian yelled back. "I'll call you later and we'll set something up." Brian gave Valerie a hug. "See ya."

She hugged him back. "All right. Later."

Brian ran over to the van and hopped in. Valerie walked over to where Tricia, Ariana, Tamera, and Anissa were standing and watched the van disappear around a corner.

"What did you give Brian?" Ariana asked.

"The number to our hotel and the room number," said Valerie. "He said he wanted to get together tomorrow and hang out."

"What about his girlfriend," Anissa asked. "Or did he forget he had one."

"No, he remembered. Oh, come on, guys, don't tell me that your partners don't want to meet with you later."

"Actually, Kevin wants me to meet him in two hours at this club he knows," Tricia announced.

"Are you?" asked Valerie.

"Of course, but just to hang out and get to know each other better." Tricia smiled.

"Me and Howie are going with them," said Ariana.

"And AJ said he wants to go to some little cafe he knows and get to know me better, too," said Tamera.

"I don't know about that," Tricia said, concerned. "AJ's three years older than you."

"Please, Tricia," Tamera pleaded. "Maybe we could just stay in me and Anissa's room. We'll order room service."

"I still don't know...." she continued to hesitate.

"I'll still be there, Tricia," Anissa told her. "Nick hasn't said anything to me about wanting to get together." Oh great. I'm the only one with nothing to do.

"And I'll be down the hall," Valerie said. "Me and Brian are hanging out tomorrow."

Tricia thought for a moment. "All right," she gave in. "But you two have to stay at the hotel."

"Thank you so much." Tamera gave Tricia a hug.

"Come on, girls," Donna said. "We'll take you back to your hotel."

The five of them got into another van and told the driver what hotel they were staying at. "That's a couple blocks from where the fellas are staying," he said. "That's a small coincidence."

Tricia, Ariana, and Tamera talked about what they were going to wear that night, while Anissa and Valerie sat there listening to them talk excitedly.

"This is not fair," Anissa said. "I wish Nick had asked me to do something with him, too."

"It's not like I'm going anywhere tonight, either," Valerie pointed out.

"But at least Brian asked to meet with you tomorrow. But I guess I shouldn't complain. I'd rather not have to deal with a jealous girlfriend." Anissa crossed her arms over her chest.

"You know what I think?" Anissa didn't say anything, just looked at Valerie. "I think Nick really wanted to ask you to do something, but he's scared you might say no because of his girlfriend."

"You think so?" Anissa asked, hopefully.

"Yeah. I saw the way he looked at you. I think he might even like as more than a friend."

"I know I do. When I first saw him, and he said he wanted to be my partner, I almost freaked out. He's really funny and he's so nice. He deserves better than what he's got."

"So do the rest of them. Their girlfriends seem so clingy and jealous. Brian said he didn't understand why his girl is that way, but I think she's afraid of losing her trophy boyfriend. I mean, come on. He's an international superstar. Or so he tells me."

"They don't act like superstars. They seem just like normal guys. They're not egotistical or stuck up or anything like that."

"Who's not egotistical, stuck up, or whatever," asked Tamera. Tricia and Ariana got quiet to listen.

"Nick, Brian, AJ, Howie, and Kevin," answered Anissa. "The Backstreet Boys."

Valerie laughed. "I wonder where they came up with that name."

"I like it," said Ariana. "It suits them. I can't picture them with any other name."

"It's weird, though," said Tricia. "The majority of them aren't even boys."

"I don't care," said Anissa. "I like them. They sounded really good when they were filming their group part."

"Yeah, they did," agreed Tamera. "I can't wait to see the video when it's finished."

"But how are we?" asked Ariana. "It's not being played here in the US."

"Maybe Donna will send us a copy or something," suggested Tricia. "We could always ask."

"One of us is gonna have to remember to," Anissa said. "Not me 'cause I will definitely forget."

"I'll do it," said Valerie.

"Okay. I'll remind you everyday," said Tamera.

"Girls, we're here," said the driver.

The girls got out of the van. Tricia thanked the driver before closing the door. The girls all headed up to their rooms. Anissa and Tamera were sharing one, Valerie and Ariana were sharing one and Tricia had one by herself. They went their separate ways and Tamera, Ariana, and Tricia started getting ready for their night out.

Chapter Eight:
Back to 'Who Do You Love':
Back to 'Fan Fiction Stories':
Back to Main Page: