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Dark Before the Dawn 3/?

A/N- Hey everyone! I’m so very sorry about the long wait but RL interrupted my fanfic schedule. I unfortunately found myself writing a 14 page paper on the theories and practices of responsible government in Canada. Yup. It was as boring as you think it was. Anyways, here’s Chapter three, hope you enjoy!


Chapter Three- Telephone Tag


Kevin fiddled with his pen as he sat waiting for Robert to come back from a meeting with a Governor from another state. He sighed impatiently and checked his watch for the tenth time since he had arrived 15 minutes prior.

“Yes, alright. Okay. Seven it is, see you then.” Robert came into the room chatting on his phone as usual. He spotted Kevin sitting there and flipped the phone shut.

“Kevin, hi. What are you doing here? I thought you had the day off?” He walked around his desk and took a seat. “Something come up?”

“No, no. I just needed to get out the house, keep myself busy.”

Robert gave him a concerned look while flipping through some papers on his desk. “Everything alright?”

Kevin gave him a half hearted shrug. “I suppose, yes. Well no. Oh hell, I’m not entirely sure.”

“I almost hate to ask but is it anything you want to talk about?”

Kevin shot him a disbelieving look and Robert raised his hands in the air in self defense. “Hey, wasn’t it you that said something about us being brothers that just happen to have the words in law mixed in there.”

Kevin sighed. “It’s not really something I’m supposed to talk about.”

Robert set down his papers and gave Kevin a serious look. “Now I’m worried. All Walkers ever want to do is talk.”

“Well it’s actually Scotty that doesn’t want me to say anything.”

“Please don’t tell me you had another fight? I swear Kevin, sometimes you need to learn when to shut your mouth.”

Kevin shot Robert a dirty look. “First of all, why do you assume that I was the problem? And second of all, no, we didn’t have a fight.” He slouched down in his chair and frowned.

“Are you seriously pouting? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grown man pout before.”

Kevin gave him an indignant look. “I’m not pouting, I’m just frustrated.”

“Look, you can tell me and get it out in the open or you can continue on pouting and I can call Nora to get it out of you.”

Kevin rolled his eyes. “Fine, but you cannot tell anyone! Especially not my mother, you know how she gets.”

“Alright, you have my word as a politician.”

“Ya, because that’s worth a whole heck of a lot.”

“Are you going to tell me or not?”

“It’s about Scotty. We were at a restaurant last night and he ran into an old boyfriend of his.”

Robert gave him a confused look and interrupted Kevin. “Please don’t tell me this is all about you getting jealous.”

“No its not. Can I continue without interruptions this time?”

Robert made the universal sign with his hands gesturing Kevin to continue. “By all means.”

“Anyways, it turns out that back when they were dating, this guy used to rough up Scotty quite a bit. Apparently he hadn’t quite come to terms with his sexuality and took it out on my poor husband.”

Robert didn’t know what to say. “This guy say anything to Scotty last night?”

Kevin nodded. “Made a couple vague threats, left a couple nice bruises on his arms where he grabbed him.”

“Did you have him arrested? Its sounds like you’d have enough to get an assault charge or something.”

“Nope. Didn’t have time. Scotty didn’t let me know until after we were at home. Didn’t even find out about the bruises until this morning.”

Robert shook his head in disgust. “Well let me know if there’s anything I can do and if Scotty has anymore trouble with this guy. What’s his name anyways? I’ll see what I can dig up on him.”

“Matthew Brookes.” Kevin stood up and reached across the desk placing a hand on Roberts shoulder. “Thanks Robert. I mean it.”

“Well like you said Kevin, we’re family now and seeing as your married to Scotty, I guess that makes him family as well.”

Kevin gave Roberts shoulder a final squeeze before taking a few steps towards the door. “And Robert, despite what I say sometimes, you’re a good guy. I’m glad you and Kitty worked out.”

Robert put his hand to his own chest and smirked. “Oh Kevin. That has to be the nicest thing you’ve ever said.”

Kevin glared at his brother in law. “Repeat it and I’ll deny I ever said it to the day I die.”


Like most secrets in the Walker household, Scotty’s didn’t last for very long. By 8:17 the following evening, everyone from Justin to Saul knew about Scotty’s dark past.

As for Scotty, he sat waiting patiently for his husband to return from the office, arms crossed and teeth bared.

He couldn’t believe that Kevin would betray his trust like that and tell his family about his past. He had only told Kevin because he thought that Kevin was mature enough not to go blabbing to everyone in his family.

As the clock struck 8:20, the front door opened and in walked Kevin himself.

He flipped on the lights and wearily watched as Scotty stood up and walked over to him.

“Oh, Hey Scotty. Thought you had to work tonight?” Kevin placed his keys down on the table and set his briefcase on the floor.

“I was. Had to leave early.” Scotty stood there with his arms crossed looking at Kevin. “Anything you want to tell me?”

Kevin stopped what he was doing to look his husband in the eye. “Uh, I don’t know what you’re talking about. Why did you have to leave early?”

“I received a little phone call from Nora at work this evening.”

“What happened? Is everything alright over there? I still don’t see why you’d have to leave work for that?”

“She wanted to know if there was anything she could do to help me. Offered up her place to stay if I didn’t feel safe here with Matt still wandering around the streets.” Scotty shook his head disappointedly at Kevin. “How could you tell her Kevin? The only thing I asked of you was to keep your mouth shut but I guess that was too much to handle!”

Kevin’s jaw dropped. “I swear to God Scotty, I didn’t tell my mother. You have to believe me!”

“Oh, I know that it wasn’t Nora you told. I asked her and she said it was Sarah, who heard it from Kitty, who heard it from Robert.”

Kevin’s shoulders slumped. “I’m so sorry Scotty.”

Scotty’s eyes were filled with hurt. “Why Kevin? Why couldn’t you just listen to me this one time? You knew what I told you was very private for me.”

“I honestly didn’t-” Kevin swallowed hard. “No, you’re right. You asked me not to tell anyone about what happened to you and I betrayed your trust and for that, I’m sorry. I really am.”

Kevin stood still and stared into his husband’s eyes. He knew that he shouldn’t have told anyone but damn it, he was just so frustrated. Frustrated that he wasn’t there for Scotty when it happened, frustrated that he couldn’t hunt down Matt himself, and frustrated that he couldn’t do anything to help Scotty get over the pain.

Scotty took one last look at Kevin before promptly turning his back on him and grabbing his jacket of a nearby chair.

Kevin looked confused. “What? Where are you going?”

“Out.” Scotty opened the door and took one last look at Kevin. “I need some time. I’ll be back later tonight.”

“Scotty wait!” Kevin started, but it was too late and the door had closed.

Kevin walked over to the couch, sat down, and buried his face in his hands. When he told Robert he honestly thought he could trust him. Then again, Robert was pretty much a Walker by now and Kevin should have known that Walkers, himself included, were horrible secret keepers.

Kevin, not knowing what else to do, propped his feet up on the coffee table, grabbed the throw from the back of the couch, and settled in to wait for his husband. With any luck it wouldn’t be long before Scotty came back and realized that Kevin hadn’t really meant any harm in the first place.


Kevin jerked awake at the sound of his watch beeping and ran a hand over his bleary eyes. He sat up and tried to survey his surroundings. The watch on his wrist told him it was 3:15 and the apparent absence of his husband told him Scotty was still upset and had apparently gone off to bed without him. He pried himself off the couch and winced when he heard his joints crackle.

Taking every precaution to be quite, Kevin tip toed into his bedroom where he was expecting to find Scotty. Shocked, he looked around worriedly when he couldn’t be found.

“Scotty?” Kevin took a peek into the quite bathroom. “Scotty are you here?”

Now Kevin was starting to get a little more frantic. He went around the small apartment flicking on the lights as he went. A quick check around confirmed his worst ideas.

Scotty hadn’t come home last night.

Kevin tried to calm himself as he groped around for his cell phone. He flipped it open and with shaking hands dialed Scotty’s phone number.


It was probably nothing. Maybe Scotty stayed the night at his friends?


Then again, Scotty would have called. No matter how angry they were at each other they always called if they weren’t going to be home for the night.


Kevin chewed his lip in anticipation as more and more scenarios filled his head, each one worse than the last.

Hey! You’ve reached the number of Scotty-

Kevin flipped the phone closed and open again and quickly dialed the number again. Once more, the sound of Scotty’s voicemail filled his ear.

Kevin began to pace the floor worriedly. He didn’t know what to do. He couldn’t call Nora, she’d worry herself sick and he didn’t want to do that to her if nothing was actually wrong. His sisters were out of the question as half the time they were almost as bad as their mother.

That just left Justin, Tommy and Saul.

He didn’t want to worry Justin, he had enough on his plate as it was, and Saul was out of town for the weekend. Which just left Tommy, the one person Kevin really didn’t want to be indebted to.

Kevin took a deep breath before dialing in the numbers that would connect him to his brother. They may not be on the best of terms at the moment, but they were still family, he knew Tommy would see that.

Kevin exhaled deeply when he heard the sound of his half sleeping brother. This had better be good.

“Tommy, it’s me, Kevin.”

Kevin? What do you want? Is there something wrong with Mom?

“No, no. It’s umm, it’s Scotty.”

Scotty? Kevin could hear the alertness in Tommy’s voice that wasn’t there a moment ago. I heard what happened, is everything alright?

“Not really. We had a fight and I can’t find him.” Kevin could hear himself getting chocked up. “He said he’d be home last night but he isn’t here.”

There was a long pause on the phone, some rustling that sounded like Tommy getting out of bed, and finally, Tommy’s voice. “Are you at the Apartment? Gimmie 20 minutes.”


END of Chapter three


There you have it! Next chapter should be out in the next few days!

Dark before the Dawn- 2/?

A/N- So here's chapter two for you! I cannot believe the positve feedback i had and i hope you enjoy!

Disclaimer- Don't own anything, although Matt is a figment of my own imagination.

Chapter Two- Coming Home
Kevin watched Scotty carefully as he made his way over to the couch and tiredly collapsed down upon it. He walked over behind the couch and gently put his hands on Scotty’s neck and started to knead out the tension that had gathered there. It wasn’t like Scotty to get like this so he couldn’t help but worry about what went on at the restaurant.

“Scotty? Are you ready to talk about it?”

Scotty let out a small moan as Kevin touched a tender spot on his neck before he started to talk. “Uh, nothing. Really, I’m fine.”

“You’re not fine. I’ve never seen you look so terrified.”

“Just drop it. It’s over with.”

Kevin stopped rubbing Scotty’s neck and just looked at him. “Please Scotty. You’re my husband. You can tell me anything.”

Scotty abruptly stood up and turned around to look at Kevin. “I said drop it! I told you it was nothing so can we please just move on?”

Kevin looked startled at Scotty’s outburst but nodded nonetheless. “Uh, fine. Sure, whatever you want.” Without waiting for a response Kevin walked over to their bedroom and closed the door.

Once inside Kevin took a seat at the edge of the bed and rubbed his hands over his tired face. If Scotty honestly thought he’d just drop the issue, he had another thing coming. He began to undress himself while he listened to Scotty outside in the loft.

He heard the sound of a cabinet door open, the tap turn on and back off again, before hearing the clink of a glass being set down.

He was just getting himself settled in under the covers as the bedroom door open and Scotty came walking in. Wordlessly, he made his way over to the bed and took a seat beside where Kevin was propped up against the headboard.

Kevin watched silently as Scotty took a deep breath before beginning to speak. “It happened years ago, before I had even met you. I was really short on cash and had convinced my parents to let me stay with them in Arizona. My mother was less than thrilled but my dad seemed pretty okay with it. Everything was going so well. I didn’t have a boyfriend at the time, which let me tell you, made my parents entirely too thrilled. I don’t think they’ll ever give up hope that one day I may just wake up straight, decide this whole gay thing was just a phase.”

Kevin reached over and laid a comforting hand on Scotty’s thigh. Scotty gave him a tight smile before continuing.

“Anyways, I was getting bored. I managed to find a part time job at a bakery in town but it wasn’t enough to keep me busy all the time. Then I met Matt.”

Kevin couldn’t help but ask. “Matt? You’ve never mentioned a Matt before.”

“There was a reason for that. He was so sweet at first. He came in one morning to buy a cake for his mother and he was just so…adorable, I guess. I was smitten so when he came in a few days later and asked about a date I was ecstatic. When time came for us to go out on our date everything seemed perfect but for some reason he didn’t want it to happen in town. I suppose that should have been my first clue.” Scotty gave a frustrated sigh. “I was so damn stupid.”

Kevin shuffled closer to Scotty and placed an arm around him, gently rubbing soothing strokes up and down his arm. “You’re not stupid Scotty. You’re trusting, there’s a difference.”

Scotty gave a nervous laugh. “Not in this case there wasn’t. Anyways, we drove for about an hour until we reached this town, I don’t even remember the name of it anymore, and we found a little place to have dinner. I loved it but Matt kept looking around nervously, almost as if he was afraid someone would catch him there with me. At this point I was just so happy to be dating again that I didn’t think much of it. We went out a few times after that and it seemed to still be going pretty good, but it was always out of town. It was like he was paranoid or ashamed of me or something! Hell, even the first time we made love it was at a hotel 2 hours away!”

Kevin could tell Scotty was getting worked up and close to tears so he gently reached over and pressed a soft kiss to his forehead. He murmured soft meaningless words until Scotty calmed down.

“Thanks. I’m so sorry Kevin.”

“Don’t be, you have nothing to be sorry for. Do you feel up to telling me the rest?”

Scotty nodded. “If I stop now I don’t think I’ll ever start again. Anyways, I was getting pretty sick of all the sneaking around so I decided to surprise him at work one day. He was a business man in town so I dropped by the office one night to bring him some coffee. When I got there though, it was awful. He acted as if I had committed some great crime just being there. He rushed me into his office and before I knew what was happening, he well, he hit me.”

Kevin’s jaw dropped. He had known Scotty had a pretty bad track record of choosing loser but this took the cake. “What?”

Scotty’s shoulders slumped and tears filled his eyes. “I was young and stupid and thought I was in love. I convinced myself that Matt was just stressed and he didn’t mean it but thinking back I know I was wrong. It wasn’t long before it started happening on a regular basis.”

Kevin was still in shock. “Why didn’t you get out? Why didn’t you tell someone?” The moment the words left his mouth he knew he had said the wrong thing when Scotty sent his an angry looking glare.

“It wasn’t that easy Kevin! Things like that aren’t supposed to happen to guys!”

“What do you mean things like that aren’t supposed to happen to guys? It can happen to anyone!”

“I know that now but at the time I guess I just thought that it was just women who got beat by their boyfriends and husbands and I took offence to it. I suppose I figured it made me seem, I don’t know, feminized, that I couldn’t take care of myself. That I was in a relationship like that.”

Kevin swallowed hard and took a moment to gather his thoughts. “Is that why you get so angry when I try and act all alpha male on you? You think it makes you seem more…girly?”

Scotty spared Kevin a small smile and nodded. “But I know you only do it because you love me and honestly, it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. I know now that it doesn’t make me any less of a man if I let you pay for drinks.”

Kevin reached over and took Scotty’s hand in his. “What happened next?”

All traces of lightheartedness left Scotty’s face. “Well, I finally got out. I came to my senses about Matt and I left him. I couldn’t very well go to the police because lets face it, they would have laughed in my face. So one day, I went to the office when I knew he was working and I told him that I was leaving town, and that I didn’t think it was a good idea if he contacted me again. As you can imagine he didn’t take it so well. To make matters worse, a co-worker of his walked in just as he was forcing me to kiss him. To cover up what he was doing he slammed me to the floor, called me a faggot, and told the other guy that I was trying to force myself on him.”

“What? And they believed him?” Kevin was outraged.

“Yup. Apparently Matt wasn’t as out of the closet as I was, had a wife and everything. The other guy asked if Matt was going to press charges but he said that he didn’t want it to get around that a homo had touched him. Instead they called security, they roughed me up a little and sent me out the door. I was still sitting in my car, shocked at what had happened, when Matt knocked on my window. I was stupid enough to open it when Matt said he wanted to apologize when in reality all he wanted to do was take me down a notch or two. He was panicked and crying and kept shouting at me that I must have done something to him to make him that way, that he wasn’t gay and that I had forced him to see me. I don’t remember much after that because he started hitting me again and I blacked out. When I came to the next day I was in the hospital and the cops had written off the attack as just another gay bashing. I never corrected them and the next day I was gone.”

Kevin didn’t know what to say. “I’m so sorry baby. I had no idea.”

“You weren’t supposed to. It’s not exactly something I’m proud of.” Scotty looked at Kevin, his eyes filled with tears. “I’m sorry Kevin. I should have told you before now but I was just so…ashamed I guess.”

Kevin took Scotty’s face in his hands and gently kissed his mouth. “Oh baby you have no reason to be ashamed. You did nothing wrong.”

Scotty let out a sob and buried his face in the crook of Kevin’s shoulder. “Thank you so so so much for understanding Kev. You mean so much to me and I love you more than you can ever imagine.”

“I know, I know.” Kevin rubbed gentle circles on Scotty’s back until he calmed down. “He was there tonight wasn’t he? At the restaurant?”

Scotty didn’t answer but Kevin could feel him nodding and his neck. “Please don’t tell anyone. Even your family. Especially not your family…” The last words were muffled and heavy with sleep.

Kevin thought about it for a minute. Could he really keep something like this from his family? He was about to give Scotty his answer but realized at the last moment that his husband had already fallen asleep.

He’d find some way to fix this for Scotty, he had to. He was a Walker male, it was what they did best.

END of Chapter
Thanks again guys! Next chapter will be up tomorrow!

Dark before the Dawn (Kevin/Scotty) 1/?

A/N- Hey everyone! So this is my first Brothers and Sisters fic so please be kind! There are so few fics out there in this fandom, and even less longer length ones, so I figured what the hell, I’d settle down and write one myself:D I can’t promise anything, but I’ll try to update every other day or so!

Disclaimer- Don’t own, never will. If it were mine, at least half the show would be dedicated to Kevin and Scotty scenes.

Warnings- This is Slash. If you don’t like it, well, no ones forcing you to read it. I will be dealing with some sensitive topics in this fic (such as domestic abuse and homophobia) but nothing too graphic. I hope no one gets offended.

Hope you enjoy!


Chapter one- Stranger from the Past


Scotty half heartedly rolled his eyes as Kevin opened the passenger side door of his car for him. He looked up at his husband and gave him a little smile.

“You know, I do know how to open my own doors.”

Kevin gave Scotty a mock shocked look. “Really? I had no clue…”

Scotty nodded. “Oh ya, I’m talented like that.”

Kevin just grinned and took Scotty’s hand, loosely intertwining their fingers as they made their way through the front doors of the restaurant.

As they waited for the maitre de Kevin lifted Scotty’s hand to him mouth and pressed a soft kiss to his palm. “I love you, you know.”

Scotty blushed a little. “I know. And not that I’m complaining but what’s with all the PDA tonight?”

Kevin shrugged. “I don’t know. I guess I’m just happy. It’s been a pretty good day after all.”

“It has, hasn’t it?” Scotty cocked his head to one side. “You really should take more days off. It’s not good for you to be working all the time.”

“Try telling that to Robert. I’m pretty sure that contract I signed with him said that he now owns my soul.”

Scotty smirked. “You love it. You know you do.”

“Maybe. But I swear to God if he finds out, someone will be sleeping on the couch for a week.”

Scotty just smiled. He was about to make a retort but the maitre de finally came back to seat them.

Scotty’s eyes leisurely scanned the crowd of people already seated as they made their way to their own table. He smiled at the sight of an elderly couple, still so clearly in love, holding hands over their meals. He couldn’t help but wonder if Kevin and him were still going to be like that when they were that age or if the spark that was burning bright right now would eventually diminish with time. He hoped not.

Scotty took a seat at the table and looked up at the waiter as he spoke to them. “And here are your menus. Can I get either of you something to drink? I can recommend an excellent wine if you wish?”

Scotty saw Kevin smile as he gave the name of a wine to the waiter. Once he was gone he reached over and took his husbands hand in his own.

“Thanks for tonight Kev. It means a lot to me.”

“And you mean a lot to me.”

Scotty blushed. It was rare that Kevin was in such a romantic mood and he planned on making the most of it. Just as he was about to say something to Kevin a collection of loud laughs could be heard from the corner. He looked over in the direction of the noise and almost instantly could feel his heart skip a beat.

In the corner of his mind he could hear Kevin mutter something about the noise and inconsiderate people but at the moment he couldn’t focus on anything but the man in the corner.

He was average looking enough, light blond hair, dark eyes, a bit on the muscular side. He was sitting beside an attractive woman and another couple who Scotty couldn’t help but noticed looked like they had already had a few to many drinks that night.

But that wasn’t what bothered him. Not at all. He couldn’t care less who the man was with or how drunk they were. He could only focus on the man in question himself.

Subconsciously he bit his lip and started gently chewing on it, a habit he thought he had gotten rid of years go. Without warning the man looked in his direction and their eyes locked. Scotty clenched his fists together as the man smirked at him.   

He abruptly stood up almost upturning the table.

Kevin looked at him with concern in his eyes. “Scotty? What’s wrong?”

Scotty looked down at Kevin. “Oh, umm. Nothing. I’ll, I’ll be right back.”

Kevin looked taken aback. “Are you sure you’re alright?”

Scotty roughly shook his head up and down. “Ya, promise. I’ll be right back. I just have to, uh, wash my hands.”

Kevin gave him a questioning look but gestured towards the bathroom nonetheless. “Alright. I’ll be here.”

Scotty, without even waiting for Kevin to finish speaking, made his way to the bathroom.

Once there he leaned against the cool bathroom counter and stared into his reflection. After a few calming breathes he turned on the cold water and splashed a little on his face.

He thought back to the man, the man he thought he had left behind in Arizona, and shivered. He couldn’t deal with this right now. Not when everything with Kevin was going so right.

“Never thought I’d have the, pleasure, of meeting up with you again Scotty.”

Scotty squeezed his eyes shut for a moment before turning around and looking at the man who had evidently followed him.

“What do you want. Why are you even here?” His voice came out no louder than a whisper.

“Why do you always assume I want something Scotty? Besides, I didn’t even know that this is where you lived now. I must admit though, it is quite the nice surprise.”

“Just leave me alone. It’s a big city, I’m sure if we try hard enough we can avoid running into each other.”

The man took a step closer and leered at him. “But what if I want to run into you Scotty?”

Scotty, exasperated, flung his arms out. “I have a life now Matt! I’m married and have a great job and I’m finally happy! Why can’t you just leave me alone?”

Matt gave Scotty a disgusted look. “Didn’t know they were letting faggots marry each other nowadays. Besides, didn’t know a whore like you would ever settle down with one man.”

Scotty could feel his eyes filling up with tears. “Just leave me alone, please. I never did anything to you, not now and most certainly not then.”

Matt took a few steps closer and glared down at the smaller man, harshly grabbing Scotty around his arms. “That’s where you’re wrong. You almost ruined my life Wandell. Wouldn’t it be a shame if someone came along and ruined yours for you now?”

The two locked eyes for a minute before Scotty twisted and broke away. Without a backwards glance he walked out of the bathroom and up to his table.

“Kevin come on. We need to leave. Now.”

Kevin looked up surprised. “What? What are you talking about?”

“Please Kevin, we’ll talk at home. But for now, can we please just get out of here.”

Kevin, noting the redness of Scotty’s eyes, quickly stood up. “Of course” He handed Scotty the keys to the car. “Wait in the car, I’ll just go pay for this.”

Scotty looked down at the keys before looking up at his husband. “I’d uh, rather wait here with you if that’s alright.”

Kevin looked like he was going to question Scotty but at the last moment thought better of it. He carefully put his hand on the small of Scotty’s back and started walking towards the front.

If Kevin thought that it was odd that Scotty not only didn’t protest not paying the bill but also that he allowed himself to be led around, he was wise enough not to breath a word of it. 


END of Chapter one


Hope you all enjoyed! Sorry this chap is so short, the others will be longer! Also, sorry if it was a bit confusing to follow, it will get better as the story progresses ( I hope) and don't foget, comments make my life!



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