December 10th, 1999 McCarran International Airport.
"Nothing, just thinking about getting a gameboy."
"Yeah, that would be kind of cool."
"Where were you?" He gave Tany a quizzical look, "I went for a smoke."
"Oh, yes I forgot."
Tany was now in the bathroom, apparently she thought she should use it before she got on the plane. Jonny laid on the bench waiting. He hated lay overs and no matter what, he hated flying. But Michael was insistent. It would save them time and money, that was a crock. He was actually looking forward to ditching this dumb ass and working with Al. Al was better at math and Jonny had already okayed it, Al would be taking over as his accountant as well.
She wasn't paying any attention to him, she was reading a book.
He was watching how she would turn the page. It must've been a great book because she wasn't looking at him at all.
Finally she looked up, feeling his eyes on her. "Hello." "Hi, sorry, I was just thinking that must be a great book." "It is now, if you please can I go back to it."
"Ok," He said looking down at his watch.
"Do you always give up that easy?"
Making sure he heard her right, "I'm sorry."
"Wow, you weren't like this in school at all."
"Pardon me, do I know you?" Jonny questioned.
"I don't know if you know me, but we went to UCLA together." Jonny was just starting to be in the limelight, so he thought this girl was just messing with him.
"So we went to UCLA, were we in any classes together?"
"Two to be exact."
Jonny was starting to doubt her, "Ok, what classes?
"We were in, Music Technique and Understanding Musical Genres, I am not some weird fan."
"Did I say you were? I am just racking my brain."
"Will it help if I give you my name?"
"Yes." Jonny sighed.
"It's Jennifer Clinger."
Jonny sat there a moment remembering where everyone sat, then recognition came over his face, "We, Jeff and I called you Clinger the Singer."
"Yeah, that was me." Jonny nodded to acknowledge her but neither said anything.
Tany came bouncing back to her seat. Jennifer turned her back toward them.
"You don't have to act like we weren't talking." Tany turned to look at who he was talking about. Jennifer turned around, she stuck out her hand to give to Tany, "Hi, I'm Jennifer and your brother and I use to go to school together."
With her eyebrow arched, Tany turned towards her brother. Jonny smiled, understanding her concern. "We went to UCLA, she was in my class that started all of this."
"Oh, nice to meet you, Jennifer is it?"
"Actually only my mother calls me Jennifer, it's Just Jenny."
"I like her, can we keep her." Everyone laughed.
"That would be kind of cool, but I have to get back to Los Angeles, some of us work for a living."
"So what do you do?" Jonny being nosy.
"Well I actually work as a waitress."
"Why?" Tany said and then looked down because she knew it was the wrong thing.
"I found out school was more expensive when your parents stop giving you money. And I don't want to ask daddy for a hand out. So I am living in California for the time being."
"So where are you headed?," again Jonny being nosy.
"My mother wants me for Christmas so I am going to Illinois."
"We are heading to Little Rock, tonight and then....."
Jonny started but Jenny interupted, "I know." Jonny tilted his head in a not understanding manner.
"I am a big fan, but not a weird crazy fan."
"So you knew this whole time and you haven't asked for our autographs?" impressed Tany said.
"Yes, but I figured you guys wanted to stay incognito."
"Really we weren't, we just go where we are told, but we have to use the airport too." Jonny explained.
Jenny caught her flight, Jonny hoped he would see her again. "The Connors", were now on there way to Little Rock. Because Jonny was trying very hard to stay on the wagon he didn't ask for anything to drink. Tany sat back and put her headphones on. It's not that Jonny and Tany didn't have anything to say to each other, it's just that Tany was preoccupied with Scott and Jonny was thinking about his divorce. In about three months Jonny would be a free man. He was giving Cheryl the house, but he was taking the cars. Cheryl was not contesting. She couldn't, she got him addicted to drugs and Jonny could prove she was still taking them. Jonny was going to start fresh in 2000.
Scott had been working out with Biff. Biff was now officially Scott's bodyguard. Though Biff would become Tany's driver/ body guard starting in January. Scott was getting tired, he had worked another 16 hour day. Jo-Beth was leaving the show after this week. It was bitter sweet, but he would miss her. Although her character's relationship with Todd (Scott's) had been resolved, in fact Todd wasn't seeing anyone at the moment. Scott knew the writers would bring someone in.
"Do you want to go home or go get something to eat?" Biff suggested.
"I am not sure, I want to talk to her, that's what I want."
"Yeah, so why don't you call her."
"I can't she is getting ready to fly," He looked at his watch, "Correction, she is flying."
"Young love there is nothing like it."
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