A/N: This story is based on a video idea , I wrote and created for the song, "This I Promise You ", Before the song had a video out and was released as a single. I am from (Landover, MD) Hyattsville, Maryland...so I thought it would be cool to have Maryland as the center of the story, especially since this is a JC fanfic ..you know I don't own *NSYNC, the state of Maryland...yadda,yadda.. I do own the fake people...yadda,yadda. This is an interracial/mutliracial story..for those who don't know me.. all of my stories are interracial/multiracial. But this story is rated R-because of domestic violence....so those who don't or can't read ..don't go any further....those who do, please R&R..AND ENJOY....KELLEY
ANOTHER A/N:(ONCE AGAIN) If you can't deal with domestic violence, I suggest you stop reading , because it plays a part with the story and video idea I had when I first heard the song. This story is dedicated to one of my best friends (and birthday partner...we share the same birthday- December17th..just a year apart ..she was born in 1973, me.. I was born would 1974) and the mother of one of my godsons :Monica Denise Decatur. Rest In Peace...I love you.
Joshua Chasez sat excited and nervous as the plane flew in the clear blue
sky. As he looked out the window, he knew once he got home to
Maryland; he would be among lots of family members and childhood
friends. But out all the childhood friends he wanted to see, the main one
was Denise Marshall. They had been friends since Kindergarden. Denise
had moved from Hyattsville to Bowie. Her dad wanted to move back where
he grew up. Denise's dad knew Joshua's dad from high school. Once little
Joshua and Denise met, they were connected. Denise is an only child, so
she though of Joshua as her big brother; even though he was only four
months older than her. They had sleep overs and at each other's houses.
The Chasezs thought of Denise as one of their own and the Marshalls
thought of Joshua as the son they wished they had. JC was snapped out
of his thoughts by a body sitting down next to him. "Penny for your
thoughts,C?", Justin said turning off his headphones. "What?!", JC said as
he shook his head to clear his mind of the sweet memories thatwere still
playing. "What's going on inside of 'Brain Chasez'?" "Oh, " He smiled,"Just
thinking about Niecey. After I see some of my family, she's the next person
I'm gonna see." Justin's face perked up. "Niecey! I haven't seen her since
we finally hit it big in the states with *NSYNC! What has she been up to?
How is she? What about Meeka?", Justin rambled on. JC laughed as
Justin's mouth just ran. "Woah! J, calm down. One: I heard she's dating
someone knew. Two: So far that I know of, she's ok. And three:Meeka is
being cute; adorable; and smart, which means Meeka's being Meeka."
"Sorry,C. You know how I.....", Justin mumbled as he blushed. JC chuckled.
"Yeah,I know. You've had a crush on her since we were on the Mickey
Mouse Club." "Yeah,I know she never liked me.", Justin said as he fumbled
with his cd walkman. JC smiled and lenaed over to whisper to him, "She
had a crush on you too, but left you alone." Justin perked up again.
"Really?! Why?" "All your fans and those younger girls that were your age
that you ended up dating. It made her think that you were out of reach.
That's why I took her to the prom. That and the fact, she was older than
you." Justin leaned back and smiled." Oh. I liked older women then, well
her anyway." " Please, will everyone fasten their seatbelts and raise your
seats. We're desending into Baltimore/Washington International Airport. We
will be landing in approximately fifteen meintues." "Showtime!" , Chris yelled
across the aisle. "How many dates we have in Maryland?" ,Joey asked
raising his seat. "We had three, but two had to cancel. The stadiums need
repair... so we only have one.And that's at RFK in D.C., then we have a
couple of phot shoots then we rest and then we come up with a video I
idea for our next single.",Lance said typing away on his laptop. The
moment they hit the runway,JC's heart started to beat faster knowing
that soon he'd see his old friend, Denise. Denise woke up with her side in
pain from last night,"When are you going to your parents' house?" Her
live-in boyfriend,Dylan, asked. "In ten mintues. Do you need me to go do
an errand,Dylan?" She said as she got up to put on her clothes. Dylan
walked up to her as she put on her jeans. He slid his arms around her
waist as flinched from his touch. "Sorry babe.I mean about last night and
all. I was stressed out . Then you made me angry about the living room."
Denise stared blankly in the mirror at him as she listened to his sorry ass
appology. She turned to him after putting on her University Of Maryland
sweatshirt. Forcing a smile ,she accepted his appology as usual. "You
know I love you, Denise. You're my 'Brown Sugar' ". He said nuzzling
upagianst her. Silently she cried inside, wishing Matthew was still alive. He
died of lukemia when he was Twenty years old. Tomeeka was barely five
months old. They had planned on getting married. Joshua was supposed
to be the best man. Matt and Joshua met in Orlando, when Joshua was in
last two seasons of the Mickey Mouse Club and Matt's mom worked at
Treasure Island. Denise first met Matthew,one summer visiting Joshua and
Justin. She'd given up trying to work up enough nerve to talk to Justin.
Denise realized with Justin ,came three strikes. One,there were too many
girls after him. Two, the difference in age, she being four years older
would have probably freaked him out. And three. she just thought that
she was simply out of his league. She remembered, when Joshua
introduced her to Matt. His dark eyes, and sweet smile made her smile
inside and out. But , Dylan's voice borught her out of her pleasant
thoughts. "....I knew you'd forgiven me, Denise. That's my 'Brown Sugar,"
Dylan mistakened Deinse's smile for her forgiving him. She didn't correct
him. She, just wanted to let him stay in a good mood, so she could get out
of the house while she can still move.