Chapter 28

Justin could feel his body awakening, but he was too lazy to open his eyes. He felt absolutely fine until he turned on his side, towards Kim. "Ohhh, my head." He groaned. His head was throbbing so badly he could barely see. He tried to take a deep breath, only to realize his nose was completely stuffed. Next, he coughed several times in a row. Not only did he have a hangover, he had a cold. "SOMEBODY KILLLL ME! "He threw the covers back off of him and sat up quickly. Instantly, he laid back down. His body was just hurting all over and his stomach was raging and he felt like he would throw up at any moment.

Kim stirred and moaned. Her back was to Justin and he clearly heard her sneeze and then cough several times. She sniffled to keep from having to get up and get a tissue.

"Kim, are you sick ,baby girl?" He rubbed his face into a pillow and laid on his stomach hoping to feel any least bit of comfort.

She turned to face him. "I feel so awful." She said groggily. She tried to clear her throat, but after several attempts she knew it would not clear fully. "I got sick. Probably from kissing you yesterday." She shifted under the covers. "Oh...I feel so bad."

Justin touched her arm, to be affectionate. "You have a fever."

"And you have a fever too. Your warm hand feels so good, I am SO cold."

Justin pulled the covers back up over his body, he had been striped and was only in his boxers. "Yeah. It is cold. GOD, I FEEL LIKE SHIT!"

Kim rolled around several times trying to get comfortable. She coughed several times. "What are we going to do about Jade? We can't just abandon her because we are sick. She needs someone to care of her. She's helpless. Neither of us can do that!" She sneezed so hard she could feel the mucus oozing out of her nose. "Oh, sick." She shot out of bed and ran into the bathroom to take care of her flowing problem.

As she was wiping her nose Kim saw Justin run into the bathroom, and he hunched over the the toilet as if he was about to be sick, but instead he sighed and closed his eyes. Mentally he was battling with himself because he really didn't want to get sick. He swallowed hard and tried to calm his body down. "I have no head for alcohol." He shook his head and swallowed again. Kim laughed hoarsely at his expression. He looked like he ate something terribly disgusting and began rolling spit off of his tongue. "I'm okay. I'm okay." He stood up and cradled his head. "MY GOD, MY HEAD!"

"Will you stop shouting? We don't need to wake Jade up at a time like this."

"Kim, I really don't need to hear your lip right now. You have NO idea how bad my head hurts. He looked under the sink and got some Advil for him to take. He added a small amount of water in a glass and swallowed down the pills with no problem. "I'm going back to bed."

Kim was still blowing her nose. "I'm serious, Justin. Who is going to care for Jade?"

He climbed into bed. It was still warm from the spot he had left. "I don't know who is going to care fore her, Kim." He coughed several times.

Kim crawled into bed with him. "We need to ask someone to baby-sit for us." She pulled the covers up around her.

Justin was trying to think, but he couldn't judge how well he was trying. "Uh Chris or JC. Never. They'd kill Jade. Joey, he'd forget about Lance. Him and Carrah might be able to watch her. I know Lance had a ferret once, and it didn't die for a really long time."

As bad as she was feeling, Kim laughed. "Justin, oh yeah that really helps....the ferret thing." She laughed herself into a cough, which followed a sneeze.

"Bless you, baby girl." Justin told her, reaching back to touch her leg.

"Thank you." Her hand wandered the nightstand, and some how she managed to pick up the phone. She pushed the phone over towards Justin. "Call Lance and ask him if he could he watch Jade for us. Jade needs to be out of this house. Her small body does not need a cold."

Justin couldn't even see the phone and his hand reached around the bed. When he felt it ,he began to just press any numbers. He placed the phone to his ear.

"Ching's Chinese, how may I help you?"

"Yes, I'd like...oops wrong number." The thought of food was making him sick. He groaned and used all his strength to try again and dial Lance's number. "We gotta get our phones programmed and store everyone's numbers on memory, like the ones at my house. That way I won't have to think when it comes to calling someone."


"Hey. Lance...can't talk long because I'm sick. Need a favor."

He laughed. "Justin, you sound like what's the favor. Haha, I knew you were going to have the worst hangover. I just knew it! I'm fine actually. I thought I would be really sick, but I'm fine."

His head pounding increased and his stomach started to rumble. He moaned out in pain then coughed. "Not just a hangover, a cold. Favor is...need you to come get Jade and watch her for a day or so. Can't do it because is just dying and Kim has a cold. Need you to come get Jade, like now. She will get terribly sick if she catches our cold." After talking so much he grew so weak he was shaking.

"Man, Justin. You do sound really bad. I'll come get Jade. What should I take when I get there? Will the doors be open?"

"Bottles in fridge...diaper bag on floor. Warm bottles before..." He put the phone to Kim's face. "Can't talk too much pain."

Kim took the phone and even if she didn't sound much better, she tried. "Lance, this is Kim." She had to be careful. Her voice was fading and if she talked too much she would lose it. "There is a diaper bag under Jade's crib. It has everything you need in it, including clothes. And just grab several bottles from the refrigerator. Warm them up before you feed them to her. Thank you for doing this."

She sounded just as bad as Justin. "Your welcome. Will the doors be unlocked?"

"They will be by the time you get here."

"Okay, I'm on my way. Bye."

"Bye." She hung up the phone and gripped the pillow tight. She felt so bad, and her stomach was heavy with cold so she couldn't eat anything for breakfast. She closed her eyes hoping she would be able to sleep off some of her sickness.

She was getting comfortable she was almost dreaming and then Justin's hand touched her thigh. He was holding it tightly. "Kim, I don't know what to do, baby girl. I feel so bad. I never felt like this before. I think I'm going to die."

"I think your going to get raped if you don't get your hand off of me." She joked with her eyes closed. She opened them. "Thats what you get for drinking, Justin. Your body is suffering. You've done something bad to yourself, that felt good for a while, but now your suffering." She coughed into a pillow because her extensive talking made her.

He inhaled all of his mucus. "I think I'm going to die."

"Justin, go to sleep." She sat up suddenly. "Aww, man! I'll be right back, I'm going to cut off the alarm and unlock the doors for Lance." She sighed heavily and didn't think she had the strength to do it, she really had no choice.

Kim unlocked the door, cut off the alarm, and from there went back to bed. She fell asleep and so did Justin.


Kim woke up hours later. She remembered Lance announcing to her and Justin he had arrived and was taking Jade. But that was all she could recollect. Justin wasn't in bed and she was...shocked because he was complaining about being so ill earlier.

She felt a little better and the first thing she did when she got up, was brushed her teeth and washed her face. It was going on four in the afternoon.

She steadily walked down stairs and found Justin covered in several blankets on the couch. He was sipping a bowl of soup. "Hey, baby girl." He said sounding much better.

"Hey." She said sounding better, but not much more.

"How are you feeling?" He asked sweetly.

"Better." She said simply. She approached him and smiled at his many blankets.

Justin saw her standing before him, but his eyes stayed glued to a portion of her stomach which was revealed because of her half unbuttoned pink pajamas shirt. "Better is good..."

"Got room for two in there?"

He had about three blankets over him because he was cold because of his fever. He opened up the mass and held his arms open for her. "I have room for you." A smile arched on his lips.

She sat down in his lap and sighed when she felt the warmth of not only the blankets, but him. "I'm glad your feeling better." She told him.

He kissed her on the forehead. "I love you, Kim."

She kissed his sweet cheek. "I love you. Oh, and let me just say...last night was hilarious. Too bad you woke up white this morning."

He laughed. "What? I don't get it."

She coughed with a covered mouth. "You shouldn't be drunk around your fifty sons, Justin."

He was so confused because he didn't know what she meant by what she said. "What?"

Kim let out a small laugh. "Those are things you said last night. However, it wasn't so funny how I was up to the wee hours of the night cleaning up the throw up mess you made. That was not funny. It was also NOT funny how I had to drag your drunk ass upstairs. You are SO heavy! OH and the finale of the night was when I was helping you take your clothes off. When I took everything off of you except your boxers, guess who decides to walk around naked, thinking their skin was white material?" She shook her head. "Justin, it was so bad. I kept trying to get you to put your boxers back on, but you just kept running away from me, naked! Shouting that you were black and wearing white pants. It was so awful!" She blushed and placed her head against his chest. "I'm so embarrassed, Justin. Because you were just....naked."

Justin snickered once and then straight forwardly laughed. "Whoa! I did all of that?" His eyes lit up. "Me walking around naked? Cool. HAHA...shouting I was black? HAHA!" He lifter her head. "Don't be embarrassed, baby girl! I'm not. Hey, people do stupid things when they are drunk. What else did I say?"

She smiled and wanted to laugh but couldn't for the sake of her throat. "You said I had nice implants and you asked me could I 'do' you."

He laughed harder. "I am so stupid. That's freaking' hilarious!"

"Oh, and you also said you are going to get your hair straitened to make it curly. You said that I was a HOT MAN. You said that I was a beautiful stranger."

Justin held his hand up. He laughed himself to near death, and was whaling. "Stop it. Stop it. Enough! My stomach already hurts."

Yeah, her body was hurting too. In the good way....from all his innocent grinding up against her. A few giggles escaped her lips.

He kissed her on the neck. "You are so amazing, if you can put up with all of that without being mad at me. Aww you still have a fever. Dang, your burning up." He continued to lay wet kisses on her neck. "Want some of my chicken soup? It's really good...Campbell's. Not nearly as good as you though."

His kisses were teasing her more than she could handle and she was melting. "Stop it, Justin." She moaned, and for a second he intensified the pleasure. "Stop it, Justin." Justin turned her head towards him and kissed her square on the lips. "I'm sick."

"So am I." He told her not caring.

Kim pulled away from him. "No. All you do is tease me. I won't even get into it. I'll just eat your soup. But damn, thats only going to make me hotter."

He began to kiss her neck again. "I don't tease you that much. Your the tease."

She tried to ignore him and sipped some of the soup straight from the bowl. She spilled a few droplets on her and brushed them away. She pushed on his chest lightly. "Your the tease. The tongue thing, the tongue thing! That is the main event. Please don't do that around me again, not in a frustrating situation like this."

He chuckled. "Okay."

Kim placed the bowl of soup down and propped herself higher on Justin's lap. She placed one of her arms around his neck and tucked her head to his chest. "I love you, Justin." She said sniffling from her cold.

"I love you." He told her rubbing her arm.

Kim closed her eyes and smiled. "Justin, I want to ask you something."

He felt so comfortable near her that he closed his eyes too. "Ask away."

"Well, you know how you said we are having a royal blue and gold wedding? Why do we have white gold rings then? I mean they are technically gold, but they look silver....wouldn't that kind of stand out, with the gold-gold?"

What she said, made sense and it didn't even phase him until now. "Damn." He mumbled under his breath. "I knew I would screw up something. Thank you so much for pointing that out." She sneezed. "Bless you. That would be so tacky! Gold everything with sliver looking rings? Ut huh! No way! Whew! I got to call Polina. Oh, that reminds me of something else." He sighed. "Kim I have some news about the restraining order against Britney. I got a call today from my lawyer, and he says I cannot get a restraint against Britney because we are both pop musicians on the same record label, and we will have to be near each other for certain reasons...I am so sorry, Kim. I am so sorry I can't keep her away for good. I tried, Kim. I really did."

She looked up and met his eyes. "I'm not worried about Britney, Justin. She doesn't even phase me anymore. If she pops up, I'll just deal with her then." She kissed him on the chin and put her head back in it's rightful place. "I know you know about the rumor, Justin. Do you think it's true? Do you think she is really pregnant by you?"

He ran his hand over his face. "I don't's very possible. I just hope it's not true. If it was, it would be devastating for Jade and I. Oh, and you. People would go crazy about it."

"Yeah." Kim whispered playing with a wrinkle in his shirt.

Justin could tell she was thinking too hard about the ordeal. "Kim, don't worry about it. Britney is sick for what she's done. No one had any control over what happened."

"I know." She said surly. "That was very nice of Lance to come get Jade."

Justin began to massage the tip of her shoulders. "Yeah. I called over his house, not too long ago. He said everything is cool, and that Jade is having a ball."

Kim moaned because he was so gentle and yet he knew how to hit the right spots, at the right times. Mmmm...thats good." She held her head down to ensure the pleasure.

"I know how much you love massages, I haven't given you one in a while."

Her hormones were raging and she had to bite down on her bottom lip to stop her from...something.

"I can't believe I didn't take notice to the gold/white gold thing. That would be so awful. Royal blue and silver...that our new scheme."

"Mmmhum." It was all she could do. He used passionate rotation on her tense back. Her body was soar and achy all over from her cold. "That feels so good, Justin...please don't stop."

He laughed and she could feel his cool breath at the back of her neck. "You okay, Kim?" She didn't respond to him, but was moaning away. "I guess...not."

He massaged her body gracefully and she was loving it. She was overwhelmed by what he was doing, and it didn't take long for her to fall asleep.


July 13 2002 (Next day.)

"I was just calling to let you know that we found the type of church you wanted. It's located in Miami. It has the pews going at an angle, just at you wanted. Is that okay, Mr. Timberlake?"

"Please call me Justin. And yeah that sounds great. Of course I'll have to make a trip to the church and check it out for myself, but thats great. Anything else?"

"Yes. Calvin Kline of Paris offered to make Kim's dress, along with all of the suits. The only information they need is everyone's measurements. When do you think you will be able to get everyone together and get those out of the way?"

He was silent for a second in thought. "Um. A few days. I'll let you know what day specifically. I just need to contact a few people." Justin saw Kim enter the kitchen, and he mouthed ' I love you' to her.

"I love you." She told him., wrapping her arms around his waist from behind.

"So, we are making good progress. The scheme had been changed from ROYAL blue and gold, to ROYAL blue and silver. No problem there. Any particular place you want your reception?"

Justin looked back at Kim and took the phone from his ear. "Where did you want the reception again baby girl?"

"Anywhere formal, with fountains."

He laughed and put the phone back to his ear. "Anywhere formal, with fountains."

"Got it." Polina said writing the little information down. "And you said the scheme of the reception is all silver, without ROYAL blue right? Silverware, silver china...the works."

"Right." Justin said. His body was tensing up from Kim's wondering hands.

"Okay, I'm on it...Justin. I'll have one of my assistants call you later and discuss cakes with you, and have you met up with her to pick the one you'd like to have. Thats all for now! Thank you for your time."

"Alright. Bye bye."


Justin cut off his cell phone and slipped it in his pocket. He took Kim by the arms and picked her up, then sat her down on the counter. "Kimmm. Your a bad girl." He kissed her on the neck dramatically, and she giggled uncontrollably. "I love you so much, baby."

"Haha, and I love you. Your going to make me tear my skirt. It's too tight to be sitting like this." She was wearing a Hilfiger tube, tie up, shirt and a long, sporty, drawstring, Hilfiger skirt."

Justin pulled the bottom of the shirt up so it would be easier for her to wrap her legs around him, which is what she was trying to do from the start. "The wedding is going great, Kim. I can't wait to marry you." He chewed his gum a few times while leaning in to kiss her.

"I'm so excited. I can't wait either. Ready to go out to lunch?" She was quieted by his velvet lips.

Justin held his lips to hers for a few seconds then pulled back. "I'm ready." He took her hand and helped her off of the counter.

"We should be ashamed of ourselves, Justin. We are are not all that sick anymore, and we still didn't get Jade from Lance. We are about to go out when we should be..."

Justin put his finger to her lips. "We're young. We need a break sometimes!" Slowly his finger released her silenced mouth.

Kim coughed. "Okay. While we were out, I've been thinking about getting my navel pierced. That would be co..."

"Hell NO!" He said shaking his head. "I don't approve of that!" He made clear.

"Why not? Your no fun, Justin! Why can't I get my navel pierced? It's cute! It's in style. It's..."

"What Britney made me come with her to witness. No, matter how I try to get over her, all these 'little' things start popping up. The littler reminders...the little memories...the damn rumors. I swear they are all driving me mad." He rubbed his temples.

Kim stroked his back. "Oh, she made you go with her when she got hers pierced? I didn't even know she had a navel ring."

Justin shook his head slowly.

"I'm sorry, Justin." She told him softly.

He looked up and smiled. "You have no need to be sorry, baby girl. I'm sorry for overreacting. If you want to get your navel pierced while we are out, thats fine with me. I back you all the way."

She wiped under her nose. "Nah, I'm changing my mind. I have to do a model photo shoot soon, and I don't want to do anything to myself until I know it's okay. Not that they can tell me what to do with my body anyway, but you know..."

Justin picked up her hand and kissed her on the lips. To exaggerate the kiss, Kim locked Justin's lips to hers and began to eat at him. She was sucking his lips so hard and so roughly that it hurt. He pulled away and wiped his mouth. "Don't kill me." He said with a grin.

She pulled a piece of gum out of her mouth and winked at him. "A girl always gets what she wants. At least I do." She threw the gum back into her mouth. "I'm going to go get my shoes...I'll be right back. Then we can go."

"Okay." Justin searched around the kitchen. "Kim, do you know what I did with my keys after Chris gave me them?"

"They're on the coffee table, in the living room." He heard Kim say from a distance. He went into the living room and grabbed his keys. 

He looked at them cautiously. "There ain't no telling what they did to my keys. I don't trust them." As he looked his keys over, there was a knock at the door. He tightened up his clothes before answering it. Who could it be? They weren't expecting company.

When he opened the door his blood ran cold. He was beyond the point of shocked when he saw Britney standing there. She looked great and he didn't know why, but every time he saw her he got speechless and breath taken. It was most-likely shock.

"Hey, Justin."

He froze in place. "What are you...? But how did you get this address?"

She adjusted her bags position on her shoulder. "How are you?"

"Britney! What are you doing here? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?" He stepped outside of the house and closed the door behind him.

Britney smiled sweetly. "I'm better, Justin? I graduated from a mental institution."

Justin cracked up.

"I'm serious." She pulled a paper out of her bag. "I'm very proud of myself. it was so hard to force myself into a place like that, with my career and everything. So, how are you doing? For the second time." She put the paper back in her bag.

He didn't know how to respond to her. "Britney, how dare you come to my house? You really have some nerve. After ALL you've done!"

She flipped her hair back out of her face. "I'm sorry for all that I've done. This is a nice house. It's huge."


"Justin, why do you do this? I'm only trying to be your friend. I don't want to lose you from my life. You and I could be good friends. Did you hear? I'm getting my implants taken out in October. I'm sure you heard that by now. I don't care how small I will be when they are out. At least it will be the real me, you know?"

"I DON'T want to be your friend. And I could careless about your implants!" Her words automatically drew his eyes to her chest, and he shivered when he saw her top was unzipped somewhat and reveal a nice amount of skin. Britney was not nearly as beautiful as Kim, but to be Britney it was the most beautiful he ever saw her. "YOU NEED TO LEAVE NOW! AND DON'T EVER COME BACK HERE!"

Britney saw where his eyes were, and she didn't realize her top was unzipped so low. She quickly zipped it all the way up. "I heard you have a little one...may I see her? I'd love to see your daughter."

"NO YOU CANNOT SEE HER! FOR ONE THING SHE'S NOT HERE! I would never let you see Jade. You must be out of your fucking mind! HOW DID YOU GET THIS ADDRESS?"

She placed her hair behind her ear in attitude. "I got this address from Jive. I am considered famous. I can put out a secret search for someone. Dang, Justin. You are so mean. Can I say hi to Kim? I'd like to speak with her, and apologize for hurting hurt so badly."

Justin rolled his eyes and crossed his arms. "If you don't leave, by the time I count to ten..."

Britney stomped her foot and gave him a sad look. "Justin, but I'm just trying to be..."




She turned her head to the side.. "But, Justin. I'm pregnant by you."

Chapter 29

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