January 31, 2012
McMillans (6) - Round 18
"We're throwing a party tonight! I invited the whole gang!"
Leah clapped. "Yeah! I'm so excited!"
Soon, everyone had arrived and everyone was dancing and talking.
Speaking up above the music, Kevin called out, "Everyone, I would like your attention!"
Leah squealed with delight. "Yes! I will! I will marry you!"
She said yes, he thought to himself with a smile. Leah was going to marry him! He couldn't imagine being happier!
Quinn had told him one night after a few drinks that he and Jenny might be on the edge of breaking up. "I don't know what to do, man. I love her like crazy... Maybe we need to move out. Her Mom keeps trying to break us up. I bet she's telling Jenny all sorts of stuff about me."
Kevin shook his head. "Man, that's rough." He was glad he didn't have to worry about that with Leah. They were so in love! He didn't think anything could wreck it! "Just wait until you meet Leah... she's the best!"
"Coming," she called up.
When Leah got upstairs, she saw Kevin telling Jenny a joke and... "QUINN?" she gasped.
Quinn whipped his head around to look at her and then looked the other direction, ignoring her. Leah took a deep breath and looked over at Jenny. She saw Jenny look at Quinn and frown. Great! He'd been married! And she looked like crap! Leah looked down at her ratty old pajamas. "Umm... if you'll excuse me, I haven't been feeling well. Kevin, I'm going to head down to bed." She brushed a kiss on Kevin's cheek and scurried downstairs.
"Well, she seems nice, doesn't she, Quinn?" Jenny asked acidicly.
Quinn shrugged, "Seems nice enough."
Kevin just smiled. He knew his friends would like her!
"No! Yes! I don't know! I just feel so funny," Leah said.
Kevin hugged her. "What can I do to make you feel better?"
"Nothing! It's just. Well. It's nothing." Leah couldn't tell him about Quinn. It would break his heart. And she didn't want him to fight with Quinn. She couldn't believe this! Tears sprung to her eyes. "I'm just tired, that's all."
Kevin rubbed her back. "Well, why don't you go lay down. I'll make some dessert and call you up when it's done. Maybe we can snuggle and watch a movie tonight?"
Leah shook her head. "No, I think I'm just going to bed. Maybe tomorrow, okay?"
Turning on the radio, he kicked back and watched the news. Playing on the radio was Brooks hit, "If Tomorrow Never Comes."
Quinn nodded. Man, he'd stayed up too late! "Let me just get ready," he grumbled.
He saw the look of surprise on Quinn's face and turned around quickly. "Leah?!" he cried when he saw her lying there on the ground. Racing over to her, he tried to feel a pulse. "Leah!!!"
His friends had been great. Bringing over casseroles. Listening to him sob. But, none of it helped. She was still gone.
Kevin shook his head. "No. There's nothing," he said woodenly. "But thanks, anyway. I just need to be alone..."