Monday, May 31, 2010

Chapter 15-Confessions with the Ghost of Me

Jon woke up the next day kicking himself in his own ass for taking Erica’s innocence. Pat was going to kill him if he found out and knowing how close Erica and Ally were she was bound to tell her and then Pat would castrate him for violating his sister.

“What the hell have I done,” Jon asked himself sighing, “Kaner is going to kill me.”

“Jonny,” Erica grumbled slowly opening her eyes, “What are you doing up?”

“I couldn’t sleep,” he said reassuringly.

“Are you regretting what we did last night?”

“Your brother is going to kill me and I feel so bad for taking your innocence. I shouldn’t have let it get that far.”

“I don’t regret a damn thing and I am almost eighteen years old and I am allowed to do what I want,” Erica said, “I wanted it just as much as you did. I love you Jon and nothing is going to change how I feel about it.”

“I don’t regret it in a way because I do love you but I just don’t want Pat to kill me,” Jon sighed before giving her a kiss.

“Pat won’t kill you, you are his best friend,” Erica replied, “I mean he did date Ally behind my back so us having sex behind is back is a way of getting even.”

Jon couldn’t help but laugh, “So we’ll have sex to get back at your brother for dating Ally behind your back, geeze I thought I meant something to you,” he joked.

“Oh shut up,” Erica giggled, “You know I love you.”

“I love you too.”

“How would you feel about having Christmas dinner with my family at our house? You can bring your parents and David. They’ve met Pat before but they’ve never met me or my family and besides wouldn’t it be important for your parents to meet your girlfriend?”

“I talk about you all the time and send them pictures of us so I guess it’s only fair that they meet you,” Jon said, “So yeah I’ll tell them that they should be in Buffalo for Christmas.”

“I’ll tell my mom to get the folding table out of the basement,” Erica said smiling and Jon smiled before looking at the clock.

“Maybe we should get dressed, we’re docking in ten minutes.”

“Damn it you couldn’t give me time to shower,” Erica joked.

“Just get dressed, we don’t want Pat getting suspicious,” Jon replied.

Erica and Jon were dressed and walked outside on the deck to the dock where Pat was standing with Ally in his arms.

“What’s wrong with her,” Jon asked.

“She wouldn’t wake up for me and begged me to let her sleep so I carried her,” Pat said smiling and Jon rolled his eyes.

“Try waking her up,” Jon said, “I don’t know how you did it for eighteen years.”

“Well number one when I cried as a baby she cried and number two, it’s easy just throw water in her face or put shaving cream in her hand and tickle her nose with a feather,” Pat joked.

“Shut up,” Ally moaned, “I’m trying to sleep and you two are being inconsiderate and talking so that I wake up. Some of us need our beauty sleep.”

“I guess I’d be tired too if I was up rocking the boat all night,” Erica cracked and Ally flipped her off before putting her head back on Pat’s shoulder quickly falling back asleep.

“How are we getting home,” Pat asked, “We never did plan on that.”

“I left my car here last night and we are going to take mine home,” Jon said, “I’ll drive. Wait here, I’ll go get the car and pick you guys up.”

“Alright,” Pat said as Jon walked off towards the parking garage,” So what’d you guys do last night after dinner,” he asked Erica who felt an immediate panic come over her.

“We watched a movie and talked about what we are doing for Christmas,” Erica lied while still telling half of the truth.

“Is his family coming with him,” Pat asked.

“Yeah,” Erica replied as Jon honked the horn as he approached them.

“Can you get the door for me,” Pat asked his sister.

“Yeah sure,” Erica replied opening the door.

“Come on Ally wake up for five seconds and get your ass in the car,” Pat said as Ally groaned and slid across the seat. Pat put the middle seatbelt on her and she lay down in his lap. Pat gently stroked her hair and she softly snored. Pat couldn’t help but glare at Jon as he reached his hand over the console of the car and held Erica’s hand. Something was going on with these two and he was going to find out what it was. Whatever was going on between those two he would find out from Ally because Erica told her everything.

“When do we leave to go home,” Pat asked Erica who shrugged her shoulders.

“We have the game tonight then we have a team meeting tomorrow so we are free to leave after that,” Jon spoke up, “Do you want me to book the plane?”

“I can do it for us when you drop us off to leave for the game,” Erica said, “Ally can come with me so you don’t have to worry about her being by herself.”

“That’s cool,” Pat said to his sister as they pulled up in front of Jon’s apartment.

Ally woke up and followed Erica into the house, “What’s going on with you and my sister,” Pat asked Jon, “I know you two are dating but what happened last night?”

“Nothing, you know I would tell you,” Jon replied, “After dinner we talked and watched a movie.”

“Sorry, I’m just really protective of my sisters.”

“If I had a sister I’d be overprotective too but instead I set an example for my brother on how women should be treated. They should be treated like human beings and not pieces of meat.”

“I’m glad it’s you dating my sister, I really am,” Pat said.

“Thanks man,” Jon said smiling through the rearview mirror, “It really means a lot.”

Meanwhile at Jon’s house Ally was wide awake eating breakfast with Erica, “Are you going to tell me what happened last night or what,” Ally asked her best friend.

“I slept with Jon,” Erica blurted out.

“YOU WHAT,” Ally screamed.

“I slept with Jon last night.”

“Your brother is going to kill you,” Ally said, “You better pray to God he doesn’t find out.”

“Please don’t say anything to him,” Erica pleaded, “I don’t want him telling my parents.”

“I’m not saying anything,” Ally replied.

Soon Jon and Pat were back from practice. Erica was packing her suitcase to leave and Pat was going back home with Ally so they could back.

Normal POV

It was late when we got back to Buffalo and all four of us went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night to go downstairs to get something to drink and I was halfway down the stairs when I heard the lock on the front door jiggling.

I immediately panicked and ran back up the steps back into Pat’s room and woke him up.

“What’s wrong baby,” he asked, “Are you okay?”

“Someone is trying to get into the house,” I said and Pat shot up out of bed and grabbed a hockey stick off the wall above his bed.

“What the hell are you going to do with that,” I asked trying not to laugh.

“Oh shut up, do you have something better to use little Miss Know it All?”

“Don’t you have a bat or something?”

“Yeah because I play baseball for a living,” Pat replied sarcastically rolling his eyes, “The robber probably already has half the shit in the living room by now with you running your mouth.”

“Bite me,” I said as he laughed and walked out of the room and down the steps.

“Too late baby,” he joked as he took the first step and I whispered for him to be careful.

I followed behind him as he held my hand with his stick in the other one, “Go back upstairs,” he whispered, “I don’t want you getting hurt.”

“Pat shut up I’m fine,” I said as we walked into the living room and stood against the wall as the door opened and a figure walked in all dressed in black with a black duffle bag.

“On the count of three follow me and when I hit him jump on him and sit on his chest,” Pat said and I nodded my head in agreement.

“Okay,” I whispered and Pat went up behind the figure who shut the door behind him.

“FREEZE MOTHERFUCKER,” Pat said hitting the unidentified figure with the stick and he fell to the floor and I jumped on his back sitting there pulling his beanie off.

“WHAT THE FUCK,” Adam screamed.

“Adam, is that you,” I asked.

“Yes, it’s me what the hell are you guys doing,” he asked as I stood up.

“Dude she came down to get something to drink I guess and heard the door jiggling and thought that someone was trying to get in the house…wait how the hell did you get in here,” Pat asked.

“Leah gave me a key and I wanted to surprise her by coming here for Christmas since my parents are in Sweden with my sister’s hockey team but instead I came here and got the shit beat out of me by one of my best friend’s and his crazy ass girlfriend,” Adam joked and I gave him a hug apologizing.

“What the hell is going on here,” Donna asked coming down the steps tying her robe.

“I got up to get something to drink and heard the front door trying to open, I got scared, went upstairs and woke him up and we came down here to try and stop whoever it was from breaking it but it turns out Leah gave Adam a key and he is here to surprise her for Christmas,” I replied and Donna shook her head laughing.

“When did you guys get in,” she asked.

“We got home about an hour ago,” Pat answered his mother.

“Is Jon here too,” Donna asked.

“Yeah, he’s upstairs sleeping on the floor in Erica’s room,” Pat said and I knew that he was really sleeping in Erica’s room because I heard the noises on my way down the hall before everything happened with Adam.

“Oh okay,” Donna said smiling, “Well let’s all get some sleep before we wake anyone else up.”

“What are you guys doing up,” Leah asked coming down the steps rubbing her eyes, “…and Pat why the hell do you have a hockey stick?”

Adam came out of the kitchen stuffing his face with the Christmas cookies that were sitting on the table.

“ADAM,” Leah said running the rest of the way and into his arms.

“God I missed you,” Adam said wrapping his arms around her and setting her on her feet giving her a kiss.

“What are you doing here,” Leah asked Adam and I smiled up at Pat who put his arm around my waist.

“My parents went to Sweden for Nikki’s hockey tournament and since I had nowhere to go so I decided to come here for Christmas and surprise you,”

“We’re going to head up to bed, we’ll see you guys later on this morning,” Pat said and I followed him up the steps, “Spill it right now,” he said locking the door and pinning me against it.

“What the hell are you talking about you psycho,” I said as he pressed me further into the door and put his forehead on mine.

“Why did you tense up downstairs when I said Jon was sleeping on Erica’s floor,” he asked, “I know you know more than you are putting off.”

“I don’t know anything,” I lied.

“Oh I think you do,” he said, “You’re a terrible liar. Are they sleeping together?”

I froze, “Nnn-no,” I lied. Real smooth, Ally, real smooth.


“Pat, calm down,” I said pushing him towards the bed where I sat behind him and was rubbing his shoulders, “She’s scared like I was when we first got together and started having sex.”

“But she’s my sister and he’s my best friend what the hell is going on?”

“It’s the same situation we were in,” I said, “You can’t let this bother you, just talk to them about it when we wake up.”

“You’re right,” he sighed, “Let’s just get some sleep.”

We woke up a few hours later and went downstairs to get something to eat. Adam and Leah were sitting at the dining room table with Jess, Jackie, Jon, and Erica.

“Be nice,” I whispered to Pat who nodded his head in agreement, “I promised her I wouldn’t tell you.”

“Okay,” he said and we sat down at the table just talking like nothing was wrong.

“I want Denny’s for breakfast,” Jackie whined.

“Oh here we fucking go,” Jon mumbled and everyone laughed.

“Bite me Tazer,” she spat back.

“He’s already biting one sister might as well bite the other one,” I said out loud not realizing it causing Erica to kick me under the table.

“Yeah Erica, do you care to tell me that you both lied to me about sleeping together,” Pat asked and I put my head down on the table.

“Jackie, Jess how about we go to Denny’s for breakfast,” Adam offered.

“I KNEW I LOVED YOU AS LEAH’S BOYFRIEND FOR A REASON,” Jackie shouted running up the steps to get dressed.

“I can clearly see this is a matter that needs to be discussed in private,” Adam said, “So Leah and I will take them to Denny’s. Can I borrow your car?”

“Yeah sure,” Pat said and Adam walked out into the hallway, “They keys are on the table by the door.”

“Are you seriously going to trust him with that car,” Jon asked.

“Shut up I wasn’t talking to you,” Pat snapped at Jon and I grabbed his hand and tried to calm him down.

“Ally, I can’t believe you told him after I told you not to,” Erica said, “I trusted you to keep that a secret after I kept yours.”

“It’s not my fault he knows when I’m hiding stuff and you know I don’t like lying to him.”

“You have no right to be mad at me or Erica,” Jon said, “You two did the same exact thing.”

“I just can’t believe you lied to my face and you even said that you were trying to set an example for David,” Pat said, “I don’t want to argue about something this stupid.”

“Neither do I but Ally blurted her big fucking mouth like she always does and now everyone knows Jon and I are having sex,” Erica said, “Mom and dad know because we told them but does mom know about you leaving Ally because you thought she was pregnant.”

“PATRICK TIMOTHY KANE,” Donna said from the doorway, “You need to start explaining what your sister just said.”

“I can’t take this,” I said excusing myself from the table and running upstairs.

“Do you see what you’ve done,” I heard Pat say, “Way to go Erica.”

“Shut the fuck up Patrick,” she fired back.

“Pat go talk to Ally, we’ll talk later,” Donna said to her son.

“Yes ma’am,” he replied walking out of the room.

I slammed my bedroom door shut and laid down on my bed pulling the covers over my face.

“Ally,” Pat said coming into the room.

“Go away,” I sniffled but I felt the side of the bed go down and the covers being pulled away from my body as he slid in next to me and put his arms around me.

“Talk to me, please,” he pleaded.

“She hates me,” I cried and he sat up pulling me into his lap.

“No she doesn’t,” He said rubbing my back as I cried into his shoulder, “She’s just upset that you blurted out something she thought she could trust you with. She’ll get over it.”

“Your mom knows everything now,” I sobbed, “She doesn’t know we’re engaged either.”

“We’ll tell her that when she talks to us about everything. Ally, I promise you everything will be okay.”

“I know,” I said as Donna knocked on the door.

“May I come in,” she asked.

“Sure,” Pat said and Donna smiled and sat on the chair next to the bed.

“I think we need to talk.”

“I know,” I replied, “The reason why I left Chicago a couple of months ago was Pat and I had sex for the first time and the condom broke and I got the flu shortly after that. I went to the doctor and he told me that it was a possibility that I could be pregnant. I took a test from the pharmacy before I went and it said positive so I made the appointment and when they did the medical pregnancy test, it came back negative so they put me on flu medicine and I was better shortly after that. I’m sorry we didn’t tell you sooner and had to find out the way you did.”

“It’s okay, sweetie,” Donna replied hugging me, “It’s Pat that I am disappointed in. Why would you leave her?”

“I was scared,” he replied, “I was just starting my career and I got so angry at myself that I took it out on her. I can’t take back what I did or said to her and I know that I hurt her deeply but I we’ve both moved on but that’s another thing we have to tell you.”

“We’ve moved on in a big way,” I said smiling at Pat who was holding my hand so she didn’t see my ring.

“Really,” Donna asked raising her eyebrow.

“We’re engaged,” Pat said holding my hand up to show her the ring and she clapped her hands in excitement before hugging us both.

“I’m so happy for both of you,” she said, “I love you both so much.”

“I love you too,” I said smiling sitting back down on the bed next to Pat.

“Please don’t hold anything else in like you did,” Donna said, “You guys can talk to me anytime about anything. Just don’t handle adult problems on your own.”

“Yes ma’am,” Pat said to his mom who stood up from the chair walking over to the door.

“I’ll leave you two alone,” Donna said shutting the door behind her and I sighed before Pat leaned in giving me a kiss.

“She handled that better than I thought she would,” Pat said smiling.

“We should go apologize to Jon and Erica,” I said.

“Let them cool off, we’ll apologize tomorrow.”

“Okay,” I replied as he kissed my forehead.

Meanwhile at Denny’s

Adam and the girls had just finished up their breakfasts when they heard the bell on the door of the restaurant jingle. Jessica and Jackie immediately felt their faces get pale when they saw who walked through the door of the restaurant.

“What’s wrong,” Leah asked.

“Jason,” Jessica whispered, “He just walked in with a girl who looks just like you.”

“Oh my God,” Leah gasped and Adam grabbed her hand.

“What did he do to you,” Adam asked and Leah started crying and couldn’t answer his question.

“Leah, do you want me to tell him,” Jessica asked her cousin.

“Yeah,” she mumbled and Jessica started the story.

“One day she came home from a fashion show in Sweden. He was drinking and said that she was cheating on him while she was there. He hit her and she called the police. While the police were on their way he beat her until she was unconscious and she slipped into a coma and didn’t wake up until three weeks after everything happened. He also broke her arms and her ribs and she also had to have plastic surgery on her face to help with the bones that were broke above her eyes.”

“Jessica, take your sister and Leah out to the car and lock the doors until I come out,” Adam whispered handing Jessica the keys to Pat’s borrowed SUV. He felt sickened by what Jessica had just told him.

“Adam, what are you going to do,” Leah asked crying, “I don’t want you getting hurt.”

“I have some unfinished business,” Adam said as the three girls walked out of the restaurant and he walked over to Jason’s table and pulled him outside where he beat him until he was unconscious, “That’s for making her life a living hell and for almost killing the woman I love. You deserve everything you just got you piece of shit.”

Adam got into the car and felt his heart break when he looked at Leah. He reached his hand up to wipe the tears from her eyes and she flinched and turned away from him.

“I’ll never hurt you Leah,” he said, “Please don’t think I would ever hit you.”

“You say that now but Adam I see how you get on the ice when you’re mad and I don’t know if I can trust you not to hit me,” Leah cried, “I’m damaged more than you will ever know and I’m sorry if I can never be perfect for you.”

“Baby, listen to me,” he said turning to her and cupping her face in his hands, “I love you with all my heart and who I am on the ice is not who I am off of it. I will never hurt you, I can promise you that. I know you’re damaged but you can’t let that effect our future. I promise you I will pick up the broken pieces and repair them as much as I can. Leah, let me prove to you that I’m not him.”

“Aw,” Adam heard Jackie whisper to Jessica.

“I love you,” Leah cried and Adam wrapped his arms around her.

“I love you too,” he said, “Now come on let’s go get our front row seats for tonight’s Kane family boxing match.”

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Chapter 14-I'm On a Boat

“Hello,” I said answering my ringing cell phone as I waited for Pat to get done with practice

“That was some stunt you pulled Ally,” my dad said on the other line, “I don’t approve of your boyfriend so you leave without letting me or your mother know.”

“Dad that was a month ago, please get over it already,” I said rolling my eyes and growling to myself, “Besides he’s not my boyfriend anymore.”

“You two broke up…praise the Lord,” my dad said and I did have to laugh because he wasn’t going to take what I was about to hell him too easily.

“No, we didn’t break up,” I began and my dad started cursing loudly which caused Alyssa to start laughing as she came out of the ladies room with Erica.


“Yeah dad he’s all of those names because he loves me and you can’t see by that because you think he’s going to cheat on me and leave me for a gold digger,” I said rolling my eyes, “Yeah dad I’ve heard that at the house which is why we left to come back to Chicago in the first place.”

“What’s wrong,” Alyssa asked me and I just sighed and put the phone on speaker.

“He’s not good for you Ally,” my dad argued, “I can’t wait until he breaks your heart and I will say, ‘I told you so.’”

“Give me that fucking phone,” Erica said snatching the phone out of my hands and shutting the speaker off, “Hi Mr. Jordan it’s Erica. I really don’t appreciate you talking like that about my brother. You aren’t around him and Ally enough like I have been to see that they love each other and Pat will never hurt her and if he does I will personally kill him. Please do myself, Pat, and Ally a favor and learn your facts before you decide to downgrade my brother.”

“Thank you,” I said as Erica handed me my phone, “Alyssa, are you okay?”

“Yeah it’s just morning sickness, it’ll wear off after the fifth month the book says,” Alyssa replied smiling, “I’m fine but I’m hungry.”

“She just puked her intestines out and now she is saying she’s hungry,” Erica said rolling her eyes laughing, “Hormones are like men, can’t live with them and can’t live without them. Actually I’m hungry for IHOP.”

“IHOP THESE NUTS,” Sharpie said coming out of the locker room.

“I’ll pass,” I said laughing, “But you’re more than welcomed to come to breakfast with us.”

“I am hungry now that you mention it,” Sharpie said smiling and we laughed, “Are the golden children going with us?”

“They are going over to Troy and Carmen’s house for a Mario Kart tournament,” Alyssa said, “Ally, myself, and Erica refuse to go anywhere near Carmen since she’s a bitch and mistreats the three of us because we are the youngest of the girlfriends.”

“Yeah she does have a bitchy side but I promise that she’ll come around,” Sharpie said, “She’s like that to all the girlfriends and wives of the new players, she just has to get to know you better. Speaking of newbies where’s Leah at?”

“She just left with Adam like ten minutes ago to go pick his parents and sister up at the airport,” Erica said, “They’re going to go sightseeing around Chicago so that his parents and Nikki can meet Leah.”

“Isn’t that cavity sweet,” Sharpie mocked and we laughed as Jon and Pat came out of the locker room.

“Where you guys going,” Jon asked giving Erica a kiss.

“Sharpie here is treating us to breakfast at IHOP,” I said putting my arm around Sharpie’s shoulder, “He’s such a gentleman.”

“You’re full of jokes Ally,” Jon said smiling causing Sharpie to flip him off.

“Don’t eat too much,” Pat said looking at Erica and myself, “Jon and I got something planned for you girls later.”

“Really,” Erica asked raising her eyebrow, “Are we double-dating or something?”

“Technically no,” Jon said, “You’ll see tonight, if we tell you too much it’ll ruin the surprise. Just pack and overnight bag and get dressed up.”

“Fancy smancy,” Sharpie joked, “Not bad for two little boys who got their first girlfriends.”

“Bite me Sharpie,” Jon spat back causing Sharpie to laugh.

“I’m sorry that’s Erica’s job,” Sharpie said, “Oh wait…you’re still a virgin that’s right!”

“Go fuck yourself man,” Jon said causing Alyssa to laugh.

“Alyssa, where’s Brent,” I asked.

“He left with Duncan already to head over to Troy and Carmen’s.”

Pat’s phone rang and he answered it telling Jon that it was Troy and that they were ready to start the Mario Kart tournament with our without him.

“We’re going to head out,” Pat said giving me a kiss, “I’ll see you back at the house.”

“See you later,” I said as he smiled and walked off with Jon.

“Well Mr. Sharp don’t just stand there, lead the way,” Alyssa said motioning in front of her for Sharpie to start walking.

“I can’t wait until you spit out that kid because you are a bitch,” Sharpie said and Alyssa smacked him on the back of the head and we headed out of the practice rink and to the closet IHOP we could find.

Sharpie parked the car and asked the lady for a table for four somewhere where he wouldn’t be recognized.

“Sure thing Mr. Sharp,” she said taking us to the back of the restaurant in the corner, “You’re server will be right with you.”

“I want the stuffed French toast with the whipped cream on top, that looks good,” Sharpie said and Alyssa agreed.

“Oh yes it does.”

“I want the New York style cheesecake pancakes,” Erica said.

“Same here that looks really good but I think I am going to get the chocolate chip pancakes,” I said as the server came over to the table.

“Hi I’m Josh and I’ll be your server this morning,” the blonde haired, blue eyed man said. He couldn’t have been no more than eighteen maybe nineteen at the most, “Can I start you guys off with something to drink?”

“Coffee and an orange juice,” Sharpie said.

“I’ll take an iced tea,” Alyssa said.

“Water with lemon,” Erica said as she opened the menu back up looking through it.

“And for you,” Josh said smiling at me.

“I’ll have a coffee and an iced tea,” I said and he wrote it down.

“Are you guys ready to order?”
“Me and the pregnant bitch will have the stuffed French toast combo and the kids will have chocolate chip pancakes and the New York cheesecake pancakes,” Sharpie said handing Josh the menus.

“You’re an asshole,” I said laughing and Sharpie smiled.

“I mean no harm though, I just love to joke around with people.”

“We know,” I said smiling, “We all love you actually, you always put a smile on our faces even when we are in a bad mood.”

“Thank you,” Sharpie replied smiling again, “Out of all the wives and girlfriends you three and Leah are the only ones who know how to take my wittiness and aren’t annoyed with me.”

“I told you the other ones were bitches,” Alyssa said opening her straw to start drinking her iced tea that Josh had just brought over.

“She’s been with Brent for over two years and the other girls haven’t warmed up to her yet but you two and Leah clicked with her right away,” Sharpie said, “My ex-girlfriend clicked with her too.”

“Who would be stupid enough to let you go Sharpie,” I asked.

“Eh, she left me for another woman,” he said laughing.

“Are you serious,” I asked.

“I’m as serious as Sean Avery at a Dolce and Gabbana fashion show,” he said causing the three of us to spit our drinks everywhere and laugh our asses off.

“That was funny,” I said, “High five for that one.”

Sharpie just laughed it off and we enjoyed our breakfast getting to know the real Sharpie and not just the jokester that we saw every day. Breakfast was going good until he decided to smear whipped cream on my face and throw a strawberry at Alyssa who in return threw one at him and started a mini food fight at our table.

When we left, my hair had strawberries all through it and Erica was trying to get the syrup out of her hair but wasn’t having any luck. Alyssa was wiping at the chocolate stain on her shirt from the piece of my pancake that Sharpie threw at her.

“That was fun,” Sharpie said and all three of us agreed, “We have to do that again. I enjoyed talking to you three, maybe Leah can come next time.”

“Sure thing,” I said smiling, “It was good getting to know the real you.”

“I’ll see you guys later,” Sharpie said dropping us off at mine and Pat’s apartment, “Have fun.”

“See you Sharpie,” we said waving as he drove off and we walked through the garage to get to the building.

“What the hell happened to you guys,” Brent asked from the couch in my living room that he was currently sitting on with Pat and Jon.

“We got into a mini food fight with Sharpie and we are a mess,” I said and Pat came over licking the whipped cream off my cheek.

“I can totally elaborate on this situation right now but I am going to keep it to myself and save my energy for later,” he said smiling and I smacked his chest before giving him a kiss.

“I thought you guys were going over to Troy’s house,” Erica said stating the obvious.

“We were but Ari got sick, do him and Carmen had to take her to the vet so we decided to come here,” Jon said as Erica sat down next to him.

“Brent we need to head out soon we have a sonogram appointment at one and it’s already noon and we have to drive across town,” Alyssa said looking at her watch.

“I’ll see you guys tomorrow,” Brent said as he hugged me and Erica goodbye, “See you later.”

“Later Seabs,” Jon and Pat called out as I walked into the bathroom shutting the door behind me so I could take a shower.

When I was finished showering, I put my robe on and walked out into the living room towel drying my hair to find that it was just Pat and I that were home now. Erica and Jon left to go get ready for wherever we were going tonight.

Pat was watching SportsCenter and I sat down next to him on the couch putting my head on his shoulder. He looked at me from the corner of his eye and smiled wrapping his arm around my shoulder and pulling me closer to him.

“Where are we going tonight,” I asked.

“Jon and I have a nice date planned for both you and my sister on a yacht as we sail around Chicago before we sail Lake Michigan until tomorrow morning.”

“Wow,” that was all I could say, “The slightest little things he did made me fall in love with him more each day.

“It’s a huge yacht and there are bedrooms and stuff so we can sleep,” he said smirking.

“Sleep…yeah right,” I said laughing.

“Erica and Jon have their side and we have ours so we will have privacy.”

“How much did you and Jon pay for this?”

“Don’t worry about it,” he said, “It’s nice that I can do stuff like this for you when I can.”

“But I don’t want you breaking your bank account because you feel like you have to buy me expensive things and take me on expensive dates because I don’t care about your money, I care about you.”

“I know but as long as I have the money and you, I’m going to spoil you anyway I can,” he said smiling, “So get used to it.”

I sighed in defeat, it was a losing battle with him, “What should I wear tonight?”

“Wear that dress you wore when we had date in the park,” he said smiling, “I love that dress.”

“You love it because you got lucky when I wore it,” I laughed while rolling my eyes.

“So maybe I do but no in all seriousness you look so gorgeous in that dress.”

“Fine, I’ll wear it but you Mr. Kane are wearing that black suit that I just got you with the black shirt and the white tie that your mom got you for your birthday.”

“Yes ma’am,” he said saluting me and I rolled my eyes standing up from the couch.

“Well, I am going to get dressed,” I said walking towards the bathroom so that I could start doing my hair.

“I’m going to go ahead and get dressed too,” he said, “Our ship sails at five.”

I let my hair hang down, it was now back to blonde with a little bit of brown in it. I ran my flatiron over the ends to make them look choppier than they already were and I pulled my hair back around the crown and braided it. I applied my make-up that consisted of a smoky eye and nude colored lip gloss. I walked into my room and grabbed my black and white checkered lingerie set out of the dresser that I haven’t worn yet and
put that on before I reached into the closet pulling out my dress.

“Hey Pat,” I called out into the living room.

“Yeah babe?”

“Can you come help me zip this?”

“Sure thing,” he replied and I grabbed my black heels out of the closet waiting for him.

“I can’t get this zipped by myself,” I said as I stood up and he helped me zip the back of it.

“You look absolutely stunning,” he said giving me a kiss, “I love your hair down like that.”

“Thank you,” I replied smiling, “Want me to just put your clothes in my bag and get your suit ready while you are in the shower?”

“Yeah that’s fine,” he said as he stripped off his clothes and put them in the hamper.

“I got to wash those this week we have a pyramid starting in there.”

“Don’t worry about it,” he said walking into the bathroom as I grabbed a pair of his jeans and one of his button downs from the closet.

“Pat, do you want a hat to wear tomorrow,” I asked.

“Yeah grab the blue Cubs hat off the rail of the bed,” he replied and I grabbed it setting it next to the luggage while I folded his jeans and shirt nicely before I grabbed one of my sweaters and sat the hat on top zipping it. Next thing was his suit. I laid it out nicely on the bed and started packing my clutch purse.

An hour later we met Jon and Erica at Jon’s apartment.

“Whose car are we taking,” I asked.

“We’re not taking a car,” Pat said.

“Well, I sure as hell am not walking in two inches of slushy snow in heels,” I replied.

“We don’t have to walk anywhere,” Jon said smiling, “We got a limo.”

“Are you serious,” Erica asked and Jon pointed to the black Range Rover limo that sat across the parking lot.

“You guys are too much,” I said as Pat grabbed my hand and lead me towards the limo

We arrived at the yacht and Pat took my coat off for me and sat it on the couch in the room that looked like a living room.

“Well, what do you think,” he asked as I looked around.

“I love it,” I replied, “I can’t believe you did this for us. I can’t say thank you enough.”

“Are you hungry,” he asked and I nodded my head yes.

“What are we having to eat?”

“Baked ziti with meatballs,” he said smiling as he took the lids off of the plates that were on the table that was lit with two candles and had two glasses of red wine poured for us already.

“Aren’t we a little young for the wine,” I said joking.

“Hey I tried to be as romantic as I could,” he smiled and I gave him a kiss.

“I know and I love it,” I said attempting to sit down when he stopped me and pulled the chair out for me.

“Here let me get that for you,” he said as I sat down.

“Thank you,” I replied as he sat down and we started eating.

When dinner was over neither one of us was in the mood for dessert since we were both full.

“What do you want to do now,” Pat asked, “I was thinking we go out on the deck and dance even if it is cold but hey that’s what we have coats for, right?”

“I would love to,” I said as he led me out on the deck and we started dancing to the slow classical music that was playing on the radio of the boat.

Meanwhile, Jon and Erica had just sat down to eat their dinner when an all too familiar voice came into the room dressed as a waiter.

“Hello my name is Patrice Sharpay and I will be your waiter for this fine evening,” Sharpie said coming towards the table.

“Someone please pinch me and tell me I’m dreaming and that he is not really here,” Jon said and Sharpie pinched him.

“WHAT THE FUCK MAN,” Jon said angrily, “THAT HURT!”

“Such a vulgar one young man,” Sharpie said, “Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to curse in front of a lady.”

“What the hell are you doing here Sharpie,” Jon asked,

“I was just here to joke around with you,” Sharpie said, “Can I interest the lady in some wine?”

“She’s too young, Sharpie,” Jon said through gritted teeth.

“That didn’t stop her brother,” Sharpie mumbled and Erica laughed.

“Sharpie we get it but can you please go now,” Jon asked, “We want this to be private.”

“I can tell when I’m not wanted,” Sharpie pouted, “I’m going.”

When he was off boat, Jon apologized to Erica who just laughed and brushed it off.

“I wanted tonight to be perfect, I hope he didn’t ruin that for us,” Jon said as they started eating.

“Not at all,” Erica said smiling.

“What do you want to do after dinner?”

“We can sit out on the deck until it gets too cold or we can watch a movie in here until we both fall asleep. I don’t care whatever you want to do is fine with me,” Erica said smiling.

They finished up dinner and went into the room they were staying in and changed their clothes. They climbed into the king sized bed and got comfortable with each other. Jon leaned down and gave Erica a kiss that led to a make-out session that quickly got heated.

Jon rolled Erica over so that he was on top of her and she pulled him closer to her, “Maybe we shouldn’t do this,” Jon said pulling away.

“I want to,” Erica said pulling his face to hers and giving him another kiss.

Jon stuck one of his hands under Erica’s t-shirt and caressed her stomach and she pulled his over his head.

“Are you sure about this,” he asked.

“Jon just shut up and make love to me,” Erica said and Jon couldn’t help but laugh before he pulled her shirt over her head and placed kisses from her mouth to her jaw and collarbone.

Both of them were enjoying their first time together while Pat and Ally were in their own little world on the deck.

“I could spend the rest of my life like this,” Pat said to me and I smiled.

“We will one day,” I replied, “We’re going to be married one day within the next three years and we will be together for the rest of our lives.”

“Can you imagine if you never would have walked into my life when you did?”

“I try not to think about it, I thank God every day that when I walked into that kindergarten classroom all those years ago your sister invited me to play with her since I was the new kid in the class that no one knew.”

“I often wonder where we would be if I never would have told you how I felt about you in the airport in Buffalo.”

“I’d be stuck in Buffalo right now with your sister and neither one of us would be here with the men we love enjoying this cold night on a yacht.”

“True,” Pat said laughing before he kissed me, “Maybe we should head inside it’s getting a little bit colder.”

“Yeah it is,” I replied and we headed back inside.

I walked into the bathroom and took off my clothes and got into the shower rinsing my make-up off of my face and the hairspray out of my hair. I felt a pair of arms wrap around me and I was met with a smile and a pair of lips attacking my own.

“Hey at least my mom can’t ruin the mood for us this time,” Pat joked and I laughed as he lifted me up against the wall and kissed me passionately.

Nothing in the world could change how I felt about Pat and how Erica felt about Jon. They say time can change things and we were about to find out just how big a change really can be.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chapter 13-I love her, those three words have my life in them

Pat’s POV
Today after practice, Jon and I were going to the mall to buy Ally and Erica something for Christmas. I had a pretty good idea on what I wanted to get but I didn’t want to rush things which is why I think I will wait until Valentine’s Day or maybe even Easter.

“Do you think Erica will like these,” Jon said pointing to the diamond stud earrings that were in the glass case?

“Yeah, she wears stuff like that all of the time,” I said as I wandered off towards the engagement ring cases.

“Can I help you find something,” the older woman behind the counter asked me as I sat in the stool putting my thumbs to my chin and staring in the case.

“I’m just looking,” I said looking up from the ring that caught my eye and smiled.

“My name is Rose and I’ll be over here if you would like to see anything out of the case.”


“I got Erica the earrings,” Jon said coming over to where I was, “They’re wrapping them up right now.”

“That’s great, she’ll love them,” I said smiling at my best friend, “What do you think of me getting Ally and engagement ring?”

“Are you serious,” he asked.


“I mean it’s not any of my business, but don’t you think it’s a little too soon, I mean you guys have only been together since the start of camp.”

“Which is why I’m wondering if I should hold off buying it until either Valentine’s Day or Easter but I really wanted to do it at the Christmas party in front of everyone?”

“I can’t tell you what to do but if I were in your position, I would hold off a while. I mean, you two just got back from her parent’s house and you know her dad hates you even though he gave you his blessing to marry her and you guys just got over the whole pregnancy scare thing and she went back to trusting you again so I say hold off but I’m not your mind or your heart so like I said, I can’t tell you what to do,” Jon said patting me on the back and sitting in the stool next to me.

“What do you think of this one,” I said pointing to the one carat cushion cut ring that had an open band with diamonds in each of the loops on the band.

“I would buy that for my fiancĂ©e,” Jon said and I smiled calling Rose over.

“I’d like to purchase that one,” I said smiling and pointing to the shining ring.

“Great choice,” she said smiling, “This one here is a size seven and is twenty eight hundred.”

“That’s actually cheaper than what I had figured for something that big,” I said smiling causing Jon to laugh.

“What was your budget,” Rose asked.

“I figured between five and ten grand,” I replied looking at Jon who whistled.

“I would go between five and seven grand but ten is pushing it,” Jon said as I stared at the ring between my fingers.

“Aren’t you a little bit young to be getting married,” Rose asked and I couldn’t help but laugh. I got that same question from my mom and dad when I first told them about me wanting to propose to Ally.

“I guess we are but I’ve known her since I was six and she was five,” I said smiling and Rose smiled back warmly.

“How old are you now,” she asked.

“Nineteen,” I replied, “Ally just turned eighteen.”

“How did you meet her?”

“Nosey old lady,” Jon mumbled and I tried not to laugh.

“She moved to Buffalo from Manhattan with her family when she was five and became best friends with my oldest sister when she started school in Buffalo and Jon here dates my sister.”

“I know who you guys are now,” Rose said smiling and turning red in embarrassment, “You guys are Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane from the Blackhawks.”

“We are indeed,” Jon said, “It’s nice meeting someone who didn’t recognize us.”

“You guys are going to do great things for the Hawks, just wait and see,” she said, “You’re girlfriends are very lucky girls to have such handsome and talented boyfriends.

“Thanks,” Jon and I said in unison and we couldn’t help but laugh.

“Are you sure that is the ring you want to get her,” Jon asked.

“Yeah it’s perfect,” I said as I handed the ring back to rose who laid it on the velvet board before locking up the case.

“Would you like me to write this up for you?”

“Yes please,” I said as I handed her the ring and she pulled out the calculator and receipt pad.

“You’re final total is three thousand eight hundred and nineteen dollars,” Rose said and I stood up pulling my wallet out of my back pocket and handed her my credit card.

“Please don’t tell my sister because she’ll tell Jackie and Jessica who will run their little bitch mouths to Ally,” I said and Jon laughed.

“I’m not going to say anything,” Jon said as Rose walked back over with a Pen and the receipt for me to sign.

“Just sign this and you’re good to go,” Rose said as I signed my name on the paper and she handed me the bag and my card back, “I went ahead and added on the lifetime guarantee for the diamond where if she should somehow lose any of the stones, just bring the ring in store and we will replace it for her.”

“That’s awesome, thank you so much,” I said as I stuck the ring in the bigger bag from the store where I bought Ally the purse she wanted.

“No thank you for shopping here and good luck this season guys,” she said as Jon and I left the store.

“You’re really going to ask her to marry you at the team Christmas party,” Jon asked as we got into the car and I shut the passenger side door.

“Yeah I am,” I said sighing, “I really can’t picture myself with anyone but her and I see myself growing old with her.”

“I would say aw but that would be a little bit weird,” Jon said and I laughed.

“Just a bit,” I said as we pulled out of the parking lot and headed back towards the apartment that I shared with Ally.

Adam’s Apartment NO POV

Adam Burish watched as Leah danced around the living room singing “Who Knew” by Pink. Leah had been staying with him for the last couple of weeks to give Pat and Ally sometime to themselves since she felt like she was intruding their personal space.

“Having fun,” Adam asked and Leah laughed.

“Shut up,” she said as he walked over to her giving her a kiss.

“I missed you,” he said when they pulled away.

“I missed you too how was Thanksgiving with your family in Wisconsin?”

“It was great, we went to a Packers game and I got to see some buddies of mine from college but you weren’t there so yeah wait never mind it sucked,” Adam said smiling causing Leah to smile.

“I think we need to talk about our relationship,” Leah said sitting down on the couch and Adam sat next to her.

“What about it,” he asked.

“Are we dating?”

“I guess you could say that,” he said not knowing what to say. The truth is they hung out a few times, she was pretty much living with him now, and they told each other that they loved each other and kissed a few times but were they official yet?

“I mean we kiss, we say we love each other, and we go out,” Leah said, “You can’t get much more together than that.”

“Do you want to be with me,” Adam asked.

“Do you want to be with me,” she asked.

“Yes,” Adam said smiling.

“Then yes I want to be with you too,” Leah replied.

“So that means you’ll go out with me on our first official date as boyfriend and girlfriend tonight,” Adam asked with hope in his voice.

“Of course,” Leah said smiling.

“Great, I’ll pick you up at seven,” he said laughing.

“Clown,” she said smacking his chest and he laughed as he pulled her into his lap and started kissing her.

“How about we go for a nice romantic dinner down at Eve,” Adam said, “Then we can go for a walk through Millennium Park or to a movie.”

“Fred Claus looks really funny,” Leah said, “We could go see that if you want.”

“How about August Rush,” Adam suggested.

“Are you serious,” Leah asked, “I’ve been dying to see that.”

“So we’ll go see it,” he said, “I’ve been wanting to see that too and besides you got my two big broad shoulders to cry on.”

“I love you,” Leah said as she kissed him out of pure joy.

“I love you too.”

Leah got dressed and Adam changed the clothes that he was wearing so that they were dressed up for their date since the restaurant was a slightly formal place.

“God this place is amazing,” Leah said looking around.

“I’ve been wanting to come here for a while but I’d looks stupid sitting here by myself so I waited until I found myself a nice girl to date to come here,” Adam said smiling.

“You haven’t stopped smiling since you got home,” Leah laughed, “You are going to paralyze your face.”

“I’m just happy that I don’t have to hide who I really am anymore,” he replied, “I mean the whole cheesy pick-up line using ladies man wasn’t me.”

“You’re Adam Burish, everyone thinks you’re that guy,” Leah said.

“I’m not though, you see past that now but no one else does. All they think I am is a womanizing pig who is incapable of loving a dog let alone a human.”

“Well the next time you hear someone say that you let me know because I will make their lives a living hell.”

“Yes ma’am,” Adam said laughing as the waiter came over and took their orders.

“What can I get for you two,” Shane, the waiter asked.

“I’ll have the Foie Gras Burger,” Leah said, “And a glass of water.”

“Okay and for you sir,” he said as he finished writing Leah’s order and turned to Adam.

“I’ll have the Loch Duart Salmon,” Adam said looking at the menu, “And a kamikaze.”

“You got it,” Shane said taking their menus, “I’ll be right back with your drinks.”

“Beautiful night,” Adam said as they walked through the streets of Chicago to the movie theater.

“It really is,” Leah said as the wind blew around them. Even though it was November in the windy city, it was still slightly warm.

“That movie had me crying the whole entire time,” Leah said as they walked out of the movie theater.

“That was a really good movie,” Adam said shutting the door behind him when they got back to his apartment.

“It really was. I had a really great time tonight. Dinner was so good and that movie made it even better. Thank you so much.”

“No problem,” Adam replied giving her a kiss, “How about we go watch another movie in the room until we fall asleep.”

“Sounds good to me,” Leah said following him into the bedroom.

Three weeks later, Blackhawks Christmas Party

“When are you going to pop the question,” Jon whispered to Patrick who was fiddling with the ring in his pocket where they stood talking to Adam.

“I wanted them to play the song that she and I first danced to then I as going to do it but all this DJ keeps playing is Christmas music,” Pat sighed as Ally walked over to them with Erica and Leah in tow.

“I can’t believe Alyssa is pregnant,” Ally gushed, “Her and Brent are going to be great parents. I’m so happy for the both of them.”

“Me too,” Erica said, “They are so cute together and that baby is going to have two great parents who love them and each other.”

“I can’t wait to have kids,” Leah said as Adam wrapped his arm around her waist.

“The big Bur as a daddy,” Jon said, “I cannot see that happening at all.”

“Screw you toes,” Adam said laughing.

“Want to kiss the mistletoe ladies,” Patrick Sharp said coming over to the group with a mistletoe headband on.

“Oh Christ look what the cat dragged in,” Jon groaned causing everyone to laugh as Sharpie got closer to them.

“Oh Sharpie,” Ally said grabbing his shirt collar and pulling him towards her like she was going to kiss him, “You have a better chance at kissing my grandma than you do me.”

“Ool Sharpie get some ice because I know that burned,” Adam Burish said to his best friend and partner in crime.

“Just because you got a woman now don’t be dissing the Sharpmeister.”

“Oh Sharpie you know we love you,” Erica teased.

“Jon doesn’t,” Sharpie smiled ruffling the younger man’s hair.

“Don’t touch me,” Jon said pushing him away.

“See he hates me,” Sharpie laughed, “Well I would love to stay and chat with you losers but I got a mistletoe to put to good use. Sayonara suckers.”

“He really gets on my nerves,” Jon said causing the group to laugh as the DJ put on “Back at One” by Brian McKnight. Jon nudged Pat who nodded and asked Ally to dance.

“Are you having fun tonight,” Pat asked Ally.

“I finally got to meet all of the wives and girlfriends, some of them I like and some of them I don’t.”

“Nik’s wife is a real bitch and so is Jason’s,” Pat replied, “So, I know what you mean. I don’t like them either.”

“I think they hate me and Erica because we aren’t married to you and Jon,” Ally said looking at Pat who pulled away and reached in his pocket for something, “Why’d you pull away?”

“They hate you because you’re not my wife…yet,” Pat smiled.

“Patrick Timothy Kane are you asking me to marry you,” Ally said smiling as Pat got down on one knee and everyone gasped.

“I love you, those three words have my life in them so Ally Marie Jordan will you do me the honor of becoming my wife,” Pat asked as he pulled the ring out of his pocket and Ally started crying as everyone cheered.

“Well, what do you say?”

“Yes,” Ally said jumping into his arms and giving him a kiss. Pat pulled away and took the promise ring off of her left hand and replaced it with the engagement ring.

“I love you so much.”

“I love you too,” Ally said as she wrapped her arms around him and flashed her hand to Erica who was also crying.

Ally and Pat were the perfect couple in everyone’s eyes but even the perfect couples have bumps in the road and their road was about to get bumpier than they ever imagined.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Chapter 12-Meet the Families

“Why can’t we ever go to the stupid parade instead of watching it every freaking year on TV,” Jackie whined.

“Shut up Jacqueline it is too early for you to be running your mouth,” Donna yelled from the kitchen and I laughed as I helped her make the stuffing for the turkey, “Don’t ever have kids they turn into whiney teenagers and become especially whiney if they’re a Kane.”

“I’ll tell Pat that,” I said laughing as I cracked the eggs into the bread.

“Something smells good,” Pat Sr. said coming into the kitchen, “Can I help with anything?”

“No, Ally and I got it,” Donna said to her husband who gave her a kiss. I just smiled at the love they still had for each other after all of these years. I hope Pat and I are like them twenty years from now. I think I’m getting ahead of myself looking to marriage with Pat but I can see myself marrying him but what do I know I’m still a kid, right?

“DADDY,” Jackie called from the living room, “CAN WE GO TO THE PARADE NEXT YEAR?”

“Mr. Kane, can you please go slap her for us,” I groaned and he laughed.

“Ally you should be used to this by now,” he replied, “She complains every year on Thanksgiving that she never goes to the parade.”

“It would be nice to go but I never really considered going before,” I admitted.

“Maybe we’ll go next year that does sound nice now that you mention it, Ally,” Donna said, “Just don’t tell the brat in the living room.”

“I won’t,” I said laughing as Pat came into the kitchen half asleep.

“Good morning babe,” he said wrapping his arms around my waist kissing my shoulder, “Happy Thanksgiving.”

“Hey,” I said smiling as I took the gloves off that I had on and turned in his arms giving him a kiss on the lips, “What time did you get in last night?”

“Around three this morning,” he said sitting up on the counter next to me.

“Did Jon come with you,” I asked.

“Yeah he’s downstairs in the game room sleeping on the pull out couch.”

“Do they know,” I whispered nodding my head towards Mister and Misses Kane.

“Know about what,” Pat asked with a confused expression.

“Erica and Jon.”

“They were planning on telling them at dinner,” Pat said as I started finishing the stuffing so Donna could stuff the turkey.

“Ally go ahead and leave that alone I’ll finish everything,” Donna said taking the spoon out of my hands.

“I told you I’d help you though so that wouldn’t be fair to you,” I said looking up at Pat who rolled his eyes and laughed.

“I said I got it, go have Pat show you what he had built in the back of the house,” Donna said shooing him off of the counter and ushering me out of the kitchen.

“I really wanted to help her cook,” I whined and Pat laughed.

“Oh shut up and look at this,” Pat said as he walked down the steps and passed where Jon was sleeping and through the door that lead to the garage.

“I am not going outside without a coat, there is six inches of snow on the ground and it is ten below zero out there,” I said shivering as the door opened.

“Shut up we don’t have to go outside,” Pat said rolling his eyes and opening up the door in the garage that I don’t remember seeing before.

“Oh my God,” I said as I walked into the room that was attached, “When the hell was this put in?”

There was a fireplace built with a mantle and a futon with two couches. A Blackhawks banner was on the wall and a blanket was on the futon.

“A couple weeks ago,” Pat said smiling, “Do you like it?”

“It feels so romantic,” I gushed and Pat rolled his eyes and laughed.

“That was what I was kind of going for. Think of this as an escape for us when my family is hounding us when we come home from Chicago for the summer.”

“I’m tired,” I said yawning.

“Want to take a nap in here,” Pat asked, “You know the house is a madhouse right now and in here we would have some peace and quiet.

I lied down on the futon and Pat lied down next to me and pulled the blanket over us. I got comfortable as he wrapped his arms around me and gave me a kiss. We fell asleep and before we knew it we were woken up by Jessica and Jackie.

“I hate you two little bitches,” Pat said pushing them out of the room locking the door.

“They can’t stand to not know what is going on,” I said laughing at Pat who was pissed with his sisters.

“Nosey bitches,” Pat said and I laughed again.

“It’s not funny that is why I am so happy they live in Buffalo and we live with Chicago and only have to deal with them two to three months out of the year now,” he said sitting up on the futon running his hands through his hair. I kneeled behind him and wrapped my arms around his neck.

“What’s wrong,” I asked and he sighed.

“I don’t know,” he sighed, “I guess I’m just nervous about Saturday.”

“What’s Saturday,” I questioned.

Pat smirked and I got a bad feeling about what he was going to say, “You and me are leaving this crappy weather and using the airline tickets that I got you for your birthday and going to visit Tony and Cheryl while I still have a few days off.”

“No not my parents right now,” I said standing up and Pat laughed.

“Why not, I mean you’re living with me and my parents know that we are dating but they only know you have a boyfriend and I know they have been asking to meet me because I have been in the same room and have heard the conversations with them.”

“FINE,” I said rolling my eyes, “Plus, it’ll get us away from those two brats for the weekend.”

“Exactly my plan,” Pat said, “We’ll go back to Chicago straight from Florida.”

“Sounds good to me,” I said, “We should really go take showers and get dressed because dinner should be almost done.”

“It’s two o’clock already,” Pat said looking at the clock on the wall, “Shit, I thought it was earlier than that.”

We walked back through the garage and went upstairs, “Want to shower with me,” Pat said winking.

“I’ll pass,” I said smirking, “You know what happened the last time your parents were around and we decided to take a shower together.”

“Good idea,” he said walking into his room and shutting the door.

I finished taking a shower and getting dressed and went downstairs to find that Pat and Jon were already sitting at the table talking to Jackie, Jessica, and Erica.

Erica was sitting next to Jon with Jackie and Pat was sitting next to an empty chair with Jackie sitting next to the open chair. Jessica was sitting next to Erica and Pat Sr. was sitting at the head of the table.

“Here’s the turkey,” Donna said carrying the platter into the dining room and putting it on the dining room table.

“Jon, have you had Thanksgiving dinner before like this,” Pat Sr. asked.

“This is my second year having it,” Jon said smiling, “Last year I ate with Adam Burish and his family.”

“Patrick, will you say grace,” Donna asked Pat and I almost laughed out loud.

“Sure mom,” Pat said glaring at me as I buried my face in Jackie’s shoulder and she snickered.

“Girls knock it off,” Donna scolded.

“Yes mom!”

“Yes Mrs. Kane!”

“Dear God thank you for the food we are about to eat and the success that I’ve had so far in my career. I am forever thankful for what you have given to me throughout the years. My boyishly good looks, my sexy ass body, my sexy ass girlfriend, and my mom and dad. I am not thankful for my two nosey ass sisters who stick their nose in everyone’s business but their own and I am also not thankful for my best friend who is banging my sister.”

“Sir, I swear I am not doing anything like he said to your daughter,” Jon said nervously while blushing and looking at Pat Sr., “She and I have been dating and we were going to tell you guys today but I swear I am not having sexual relations with her. I respect her and I love her and would never do something like that unless we were both ready for it.”

“Calm down, I believe you son. You have to excuse Pat he was dropped on his head when he was a baby,” Pat Sr. told Jon who smiled and laughed before putting his hand over Erica’s and she smiled.

“Patrick Timothy Kane,” Donna scolded while smacking him behind his head, “Behave yourself there are women and children in this room.”

“Sorry mom,” Pat said laughing, “I just couldn’t help it.”

“Yeah well someone will need to help you when I kick your ass into next Thanksgiving if you pull that shit again,” Donna said and Pat laughed.

“Amen I’m hungry, so can we eat now,” Jackie whined.

“Shut the hell up Jackie, all you did was whine today,” Pat said to his sister who stuck her tongue out at him.

“Let’s eat,” Pat Sr. said carving the turkey.

After dinner we started putting up the Christmas decorations that Donna had gotten out of the attic earlier in the week and we finished up around eleven. Pat and I packed our stuff that we were taking to Florida. I had clothes at my parent’s house from the last time I was there and Pat packed a few things from his closet that he thought he would need.

We both fell asleep around one in the morning and soon we were up at nine so that we could catch our flight to Florida that was at eleven. Jon drove us to the airport and we were soon on our way after boarding.

We arrived in St. Petersburg around three and got a taxi to my parent’s house. When we got to my parent’s house, I used my keys and let us into the house.

“Mom, Dad,” I called out into the house and received no answer.

“Are they here,” Pat asked.

“I don’t know,” I said, “Let’s take our bags upstairs then I will go check the backyard by the pool.”

I looked out my bedroom window and sure enough my mom was lying on a raft in the pool and my dad was mowing the backyard.

“They’re out back,” I said, “Come on let’s go meet them.”

“Mom,” I said calling out into the backyard.

“Ally, sweetie,” she said paddling her way over to the steps so that she could get out and give me a hug, “What a beautiful surprise.”

“Hey mom,” I said hugging her back, “I finally came home to visit.”

“TONY, ALLY’S HERE,” my mom yelled over to my dad who was currently using a leaf blower to blow the grass off of the patio.

“Hey honey,” he said walking over to me, “How have you been?”

“I’m doing really well actually,” I said, “I’m not living in Buffalo anymore, I’m living in Chicago.”

“For school, I presume,” my mom asked.

“No actually I’m living with my boyfriend,” I said looking down at my feet.

“Ally, you’ve only been with him for three months that’s a little too soon to be moving in with someone,” my dad said, “You’re not pregnant are you?”

“God no,” I said, “You guys already know who my boyfriend is you’ve met him before but we weren’t together at the time.”

“Who is it,” my mom asked.

“Patrick, Erica’s brother,” I said.

“He plays for the Blackhawks now, right,” my dad asked.

“Yeah he’s a month into his rookie year.”

“Is he here with you,” my mom asked.

“Yes he’s here with me.”

“Good we’ll all go out to dinner and I can ask him what his intentions with you are,” my dad said and I couldn’t help but smirk inside considering the things that Pat and I have done.

“He’s actually the one that brought me down here, he didn’t think it was fair that I didn’t introduce him as my boyfriend to you guys since Donna and Pat already knew I was his girlfriend.”

“He’s a nice guy,” my mom said to my dad, “He’s very respectful towards us every time we have ever met him Tony.”

“He was always respectful towards me but right now he’s dating my little girl and will be on my shit list.”

“Dad,” I growled, “You’re unbelievable.”

“Let’s go inside the house so that I can meet him,” my dad said and I immediately felt nervous.

“Pat,” I said as we walked into the house, “You’ve met my parents Tony and Cheryl before, right?”

“Yes I did,” he said sticking out his hand, “How have you guys been?”

“Really well,” my mom said, “How’s the NHL?”

“Really great but Ally here keeps me going and makes sure that I’m never late for practice or a game and she cooks me dinner before the game,” Pat said smiling, “I’ve honestly never been happier.”

I looked at my dad with pleading eyes praying that he wouldn’t say anything out of line.

“When can we come out to see your house and watch you play,” my dad asked.

“Anytime you would like to Mr. Jordan,” Pat said, “Our house is your house.”

“That’s great,” my mom said, “We’ve been wanting to come visit your parents for a while.”

“They’d be happy to see you guys,” Pat said smiling.

“Pat, they were talking about going out to dinner later so that they could get to know you better, is that okay with you,” I asked.

“Yeah sure that’s great,” he said smiling. I could tell he was nervous and I was too. My mom loved him but my dad was going to be a douchebag, I could tell.

“Just let me go get changed and Tony you can take a shower then we will go,” my mom said excusing herself and walked upstairs.

“Don’t you two go anywhere,” my dad said with a fake nice in his voice, “We’ll be ready in twenty minutes.”

My dad went upstairs and I sighed and Pat looked at me questioningly, “What’s wrong,” he asked.

“Mom loves you but dad is having a hard time dealing with this,” I said and Pat sighed.

“I think I did pretty well getting over my nervousness,” he said and I smiled.

“You did but he is going to ask you what your intentions are with me at dinner and you have to lie considering we go at it like rabbits,” I whispered and Pat laughed.

“Don’t worry I’ll lie,” Pat said smiling and I laughed.

Dinner was awkward to say the least. My dad questioned Pat on everything from his past relationships to how he intended on making us work when he was on the road. Oat’s answers were ones that I never even dreamed of.

He had a girlfriend when he was sixteen that broke his heart when she cheated with a teammate of his. He said he’d give up his career if it ever came down to it just so he could stay with me for the rest of his life.

“Well when your NHL career is over, do you have anything to fall back on,” my dad asked.

“I’ve been looking into taking a few media broadcasting as well as business classes so I could be a commentator or own shares of the ‘hawks as well as supporting Ally and our kids when we do decide to have them.”

“So, you plan on marrying my daughter?”

“Yes sir,” Pat said squeezing my hand and smiling at me, “Would that be okay with the two of you?”

“You have my blessing,” my mom said smiling.

“Yes it would be,” my dad replied and I could have slapped him for being as fake as he was right now.

“Thank you both, it really means a lot,” Pat said genuinely.

We finished up dinner and headed back to the house and Pat fell asleep. I let him sleep and went downstairs to where my parents were talking about Pat. I sat on the steps where they couldn’t see me and listened to their conversation.

“He loves her Tony, why can’t you see that?”

“I just don’t think he’s right for her Cheryl. He’s a professional hockey player who is always going to be tempted by other girls on the road. I don’t want my little girl getting hurt.”

“He won’t hurt her Tony, you saw how they acted tonight at dinner. They are so in love with each other. She’s eighteen and he’s nineteen they are both adults.”

“They’re two children who have a puppy love going on and won’t be together more than six months when he breaks her heart and leaves her for a money grabbing whore from Chicago or God knows what city he’ll meet a gold digging slut in.”

“You aren’t even giving him a chance Tony, you know what this is about? This isn’t about not liking him, this is about you being afraid of losing your little girl.”

“He’s not good for her. You can argue with me all you want to but he is going to hurt her. I don’t trust him no more than I trust a dog watching a newborn.”

That did it for me, I didn’t even bother storming downstairs to tell my dad how that statement hurt me. I wiped the tears from my eyes and went into my room. I woke Pat up crying and when he asked me what was wrong, I broke down in his arms.

“My dad hates you,” I cried into his chest, “He doesn’t trust you because he thinks you’ll leave me for a money grabbing whore.”

“I’m not going anywhere, you know that,” Pat said kissing the top of my head and rubbing my back soothingly, “I love you.”

“I know but why can’t he see that?”

“He’s only trying to protect you,” Pat said as I continued to cry, “You’re his only child and his little girl of course he’s going to disapprove of me.”

“I don’t want to be here anymore. This isn’t where I belong and neither do you. I want to go back to Chicago.”

“We’ll go back on Monday,” Pat said, “We’ll check into a hotel here and then we’ll go back to Chicago on Monday like we planned on doing.”

“No, I want to go now,” I said crying harder than I already was, “I hate Florida and everything in it. Please take me home.”

“Alright, we’ll go home,” Pat said pulling me away to give me a kiss.

“Wait until they go to sleep so that we can leave without even telling them why we are leaving,” I said.

“Okay baby,” he said and we both lied back on the bed and Pat pulled me to him giving me a hug.

“Pat,” I said and he looked down at me, “Did you mean what you said earlier about us getting married one day?”

“Every word of it,” he smiled and I leaned up giving him a kiss.

“I love you so much.”

“I love you too,” he said. Why couldn’t my dad see that he loved me? I wanted nothing more than for my dad to like him. Was that too much to ask? I know that he’ll come around eventually but as of right now Pat and I will live our lives in Chicago praying for the best but so far all we have gotten was the worst.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chapter 11-It Stars with an I and ends with a U

Pat’s POV…

I couldn’t help but smile as I watched Ally sleep. I was sitting up and she was lying on my chest and I was tracing circles on her arm. Every now and then I would sneak a kiss on her forehead. People tell me that I am “whipped” but it’s so much more than that. I hate when people say “whipped.” It’s called being in love, I am head over heels in love with Ally.

I’ve been in love with her ever since the day I met her when I was six years old, it sounds pretty creepy I’m sure but it’s the honest to God truth. Today is my birthday which means one thing, the best present that I was ever given was Ally in my life.

“What are you staring at,” she asked groggily giving me a kiss.

“How beautiful you are,” I said smiling.

“Happy birthday baby,” she said crawling over so that she was now lying on top of me and I shifted myself down so that my face was under hers.

“You know this is the best birthday present that I have ever gotten,” I said barely breathing from us kissing.

“What that kiss,” she asked.

“No, you here in my arms,” I smiled, “I’m not lonely today like I was on each and every single one of my birthdays for the last nineteen years.”

“I love you.”

“I love you too, so much,” I replied giving her a kiss that quickly got heated and turned into three hours of me making love to her.

I could stay like this forever wrapped up in her arms showing her how much I love her but tonight’s the fundraiser that the wives and girlfriends planned. Erica came up last weekend and has been staying at Jon’s house. Although my cousin was in denial that she was Adam’s girlfriend, she was here too planning the fundraiser.

“We should probably shower and get ready to go,” I said as the two of us just laid there content with our lives and each other.

“Have you decided what you’re doing tonight?”

“Doing what? Singing and dancing aren’t my thing, especially in front of everyone.”

“It’s for a good cause, think of all the kids you will be helping from Children’s Memorial Hospital and their families. I’m singing with Erica and Kris, Adam and Leah have something planned and they’re not telling us, and Ally is singing a song to Brent and then he is singing with Sharpie and Jon.”

“Wait, Jon is going to sing,” I asked shocked that Jon would get up on stage and sing a song in front of everyone.

“Yes, Jon is going to sing,” she replied, “So, can you please do something for me?”

“Alright but I’ll only do it if I can rap ‘Stuntin’ like my daddy.’”

“You can’t be serious,” she said.

“I’m being so serious,” I said laughing, “You know I love Lil Wayne and that song.”

“It is your birthday and I love you so yes you can sing that but please keep it clean there will be kids there,” she replied also laughing.

“Fine, I’ll leave out the swear words.”

“Want to go get something to eat,” she asked, “I’m hungry.”

“I get to choose the restaurant after all it is my birthday.”

“I’m paying for you anyways you jackass,” she said standing up letting the blanket fall off of her and I whistled at her.

“Want to join me in the shower,” she asked.

“I thought you’d never ask,” I said standing up and following her into the bathroom, “My mom isn’t going to interrupt us again, is she?”

“Shut up,” she said kissing me.

Meanwhile at Adam’s apartment…

“Leah,” Adam said shaking the sleeping brunette, “Yoohoo Leah time to get up.”

“Five more minutes,” she groaned turning over and facing the wall.

“You said that two hours ago and I let you sleep,” Adam laughed lying down beside her.

“Burish, leave me alone,” she said groggily falling back asleep.

“We got to practice our dance for tonight.”

“I swear to God if you don’t leave me alone I will castrate you.”

“Oh really,” Adam smirked pouncing on Leah tickling her sides.

“Stop it,” Leah giggled and Adam laughed rolling over so that Leah was on top of him.

“Not until you say Adam Burish is the sexiest man alive and I want his babies.”

“Adam Burish is a loser and I don’t want his babies,” Leah laughed.

“Wrong answer,” Adam laughed flipping her back over so that he was on top of her.

“I can’t breathe,” Leah said, “I give up.”

“Not until you say the magic words,” Adam said tickling her sides again.

“Adam Burish is the sexiest man alive and I want his babies,” Leah laughed in defeat.

Adam let her go but never took his eyes off of her, both of them were out of breath from wrestling around on the bed. Adam looked at Leah who was smiling up at him and slowly inched his face closer to hers before he captured her lips with his own.

He had wanted to kiss her for so long but didn’t know how she would react so he didn’t even bother but today was different. Much to his surprise, Leah kissed him back. Both were breathless when they pulled away from each other. Neither one of them didn’t know what to say when they finally did pull away from each other.

“I need to go…uh…look for something to wear tonight,” Adam said climbing off of Leah and heading for the door, “We are going to leave here no later than five so make sure you’re dressed.”

“Ooo-okay,” Leah said.

“Damn it,” Adam said to himself before kicking the wall, “Why can’t I just tell her how I feel?

Leah sighed to herself before throwing her head back in the shower, “Why can’t I just admit that I love him?”

Normal POV

“ALLY, HURRY UP WE’RE GOING TO BE LATE,” I heard Pat yell from the living room.


“Did you look in the closet, they were in there yesterday on the bottom by the door,” he said coming into the room and opening the closet door bending down picking up my shoes, “Oh man they were really hard to find,” he said smiling setting the shoes on the bed.

“Shut up,” I said smiling back at him, “Are Erica and Jon meeting us there or are they coming here?”

“They’re meeting us there if you’d hurry up.”

“I couldn’t find anything to wear,” I argued.

“Couldn’t find anything to wear my ass, I just bought you a shitload of new clothes last week when I was in Los Angeles because I thought you’d like them.”

“I know but we had to wear what Kris wanted us to wear.”

“You’re shitting me, right?”

“Nope,” I laughed, “He wanted us to dress like Fergie in the Glamorous video.”

“Wow, he’s really taking this shit seriously.”

“Can you grab that bag off of the door for me and get the white dress out?”

“This is like that one she wore in the fake movie shoot in the video,” Pat said handing me the dress.

“It’s similar to it except its pants and a halter,” I said, “I found it in my stuff last week.”

“This is hot,” he said as I put it on over my bra and underwear.

“I’m surprised you were able to focus for more than five minutes with me in nothing but my bra and underwear.”

“Oh trust me if we weren’t going to be late for the fundraiser, you’d be wearing nothing right now,” Pat said smiling.

“You’re such a horn dog.”

“I don’t hear you complaining, it’s more like screaming my name.”

I couldn’t help but laugh, I loved when we bickered back and forth playfully like this. It was a sign that we what we had in our relationship was great and I enjoyed every minute of it.

We arrived at the Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center where we were directed to go to the back door.

“Kris, Erica, and I are up first,” I said as I walked to where Erica and Kris were standing by stage, “Do me a favor and take pictures, Leah planned a surprise for Kris and only Erica and I know what it is.”

“Alright,” Pat said giving me a kiss, “Good luck.”

“Thanks,” I said quickly pecking his lips before I walked over to the stage where Kris was standing with Ally.

“Ladies and Gentleman, thank you for coming here tonight. It is an honor for the wives and girlfriends from the Chicago Blackhawks to be throwing this fundraiser for each of you. All profit taken in tonight will benefit the Children’s Memorial Hospital. We have a great show planned for you all as well as a very special guest, so sit back relax and let’s raise some money for the kids,” Alyssa announced to everyone.

“Ladies and Gentlemen up first Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg, Ally Jordan the girlfriend of Patrick Kane, and Erica Kane the girlfriend of Jonathan Toews singing Glamorous by Fergie,” Nikolai announced to everyone.

The music started and both Erica and I started singing when Kris came onto the stage and started the first verse.

“Stop, stop, stop the music,” I said and Kris looked at me like I was insane and the crowd was murmuring.

“What the hell are you doing,” he whispered.

“Just trust me,” I said smiling and he nodded his head.

“As everyone knows Kris loves to sing this song, so Leah Kane who is Patrick’s cousin decided that she’d call up her best friend Stacy.”

“Who the hell is Stacy,” Kris asked.

“Me,” Fergie said walking onto the stage.

“Ladies and Gentlemen here to sing this song the way it is supposed to be sung with Mr. Versteeg I proudly present to you, Fergie,” I said and the crowd was on its feet cheering.

“Are you ready to sing this song with me Verbeauty,” Fergie asked and I could have swore Kris was about to pass out on stage.

“HOLY SHIT IT’S FERGIE,” Kris said and the crowd laughed.

The music started back up again and Fergie began singing the song and Kris finished with the rap. Everyone loved the first performance of the night since it was the best performance of the night.

“I can’t believe I just sang a duet with Fergie,” Kris said as he came off the stage with her behind him, “Leah that was a dream come true. I can’t thank you enough.”

“It was no problem as soon as Ally told me what you guys had planned I placed a call to her and she was on the first flight out here.”

I pulled Fergie aside and asked her if she’d sing Happy Birthday to Pat and she gladly agreed. She stuck around through the whole fundraiser and helped us backstage. She was so friendly and down to earth. She didn’t even act like she was a big time celebrity.

Alyssa sang a Miley Cyrus song to Brent causing “awws” around the crowd. Pat got a standing ovation for attempting to rap, “Stunting Like my Daddy.”

Adam and Leah were the talk of the night with their rendition of the infamous last dance scene from dirty dancing. Adam even brought in dancers to march down the aisle like in the movie. It definitely topped our performance, at the end of the performance Adam told Leah he loved her for the first time.

I was really happy for Leah, she deserved someone who would treat her right and not like a piece of crap and a punching bag like Jason did. At the end of the night Fergie sang Happy Birthday to Pat and the whole crowd joined in. We rose over $30,000 for the hospital and the hospital staff was very grateful and so were the children who were residents there and their families.

Jon and Erica took off at the end of the night because she had to leave to be back in Buffalo for school the next day. I felt sorry for her because I wanted her to move here but Pat and Donna wouldn’t let her. I don’t blame them because she was their eldest daughter and they weren’t ready to let her go yet. I wasn’t ready to leave Buffalo myself but after being with Pat for the three months that we were together I knew I had made the right decision.

At the airport

“I really wish you’d stay,” Jon said as Erica’s plane was called for boarding.

“I wish I could stay too but I have to get back to school,” she said smiling, “But look on the bright side, I’ll be done in a few months with school and I applied here for college.”

“Really,” Jon asked smiling.

“University of Chicago,” Erica replied.

“I hope you get in, I really want you here with me.”

“I know you do,” Erica said sighing, “I wish I could be here with you like Ally is here with Pat.”

“I’m jealous of what they have,” Jon admitted, “I mean I know we’re together but they’re together every second of the day and we’re only together when we can be together.”

Erica felt tears welling up in her eyes, “Are you saying we shouldn’t see each other anymore,” she asked.

“God no,” Jon said pulling her to him wrapping his arms around her, “It’s just I get lonely sometimes. I see Ally with Pat and Alyssa with Brent and I just wish you were here more often because I…”

“You what,” Erica asked.

“I guess I’m trying to say three words that I’ve never told anyone except my family, I love you Erica,” Jon said.

Erica felt her heartbeat speed up when Jon told her that he loved her. She smiled up at him before she wrapped her arms around him, “I love you too.”

“That’s all I needed to know,” he said giving her a kiss, “I’ll see you when Pat comes home for Thanksgiving in a couple of days.”

“I’ll be looking forward to it,” she said giving him another kiss, “I’ll call you when I land. I love you Jon.”

“I love you too Erica,” he said smiling as she walked towards the gate and blew him a kiss before she waved and disappeared out of sight.

Ally lied in bed next to Pat that night after everything had happened and she couldn’t have been happier. Her best friend was in love and so was Leah. She just hoped her parents would love Pat as much as she did. They knew him as Erica’s brother but now they were about to meet him as her boyfriend, she just prayed that they approved or things were about to get complicated.