rhardin (rhardin) wrote in johnmayerslash,

Title: Country Star
Chapter Title: chapter 17
Characters: James, John
Genres: AU
Rating: R
Summary: James has a surprise for John.

“Oh my god, this was the best day ever.” John said as he and James walked out to the limo. “I can’t believe he won and I got my photo with him and his car and he sighed my shirt.” he went on saying.

“Well, from the looks of your faces, you had a good time.” Smith said as they got into the limo.

“You should have come with me. It was great.” John said sitting down. James climbed in next to him and Smith got in the driver’s seat.

“Like I said, sir, I am way too old for that stuff. I enjoyed myself eating and watching the race inside,” Smith said and smiled gently. “I have some great news for you, though. Justin and Amy will be gone for the whole day. They won’t be returning until tomorrow afternoon. I have been ordered to take you home” Smith said.

James looked at him and smiled. “And what else?”

“I am supposed to watch you and make sure you don’t leave. But if I’m correct, I’m only a driver. So I will drive you home and I’m off until Justin and Amy calls me to pick them up at 1 tomorrow afternoon. You’ll be back by then, won’t you?”

“Oh wow…a whole day to ourselves,” John said to James with a smile. “What do you want to do?”

“I have an idea,” James said resting his head on John’s chest. John took his hand and pulled him closer. “I think a nap would be good first, though.” He added. John yawned.

“Yeah, that sounds good” He said sleepily.

“Well, Sir, You have a good day,” Smith said once he pulled up to the house. “I’ll see you two tomorrow at one o’clock.” He add once the two of them got out of the limo.

“We’ll be here.” James said as they walked inside.

“Oh John, I was so impressed.” One of the girls said, as they walked past her.

“Thanks.” John said with a small smile as the entered the kitchen. He opened the fridge and looked around. He removed a bottle of juice and handed it to James.

“You’re doing it again…” James said, taking the bottle from him.

“No I’m not! I just was thirsty and I’m sure you were too.” John defended, getting a coke out.

“John, I’m sorry, but you aren’t supposed to be in there.” the girl said, not sounding apologetic at all.

“Who are you?” James asked, demanding. The girl looked at him, a bit shocked, but otherwise calm.

“I’m Kelly.” She said calmly

“Well, Kelly, he can do what ever he wants.” James said firmly.

“But, Justin gave me a list of rules to follow.” Kelly said, looking at James as if she knew everything.

“Can I see them?” James asked her, half polite, half rude.

“Yeah, Sure.” she said, removing them from her pocket. “She-…oh...”

James took the paper and tore it in half. “I think you should come back tomorrow at one.” he said firmly.

“But-” she started to say, but James cut her off.

“It’ll be for the best if you come back at one.” he repeated once again. He took the bottle from John and opened it. He handed it to him.

“Fine.” She said rudely and then walked out of the room.

“And I wouldn’t call Justin either.” James said following her into the living room. She stopped and turned to look at him.

“You’re that fuck boy Justin hired, aren’t you?” Kelly asked, crossing her arms. “Are you any good?”

“I don’t do that anymore.” James said, glaring at her.

“Well, if you want to do whatever you have planned, you may want to change you mind.” She said flashing an evil smile at James, which made him glare at her more coldly.

“I see why Justin hired you. You’re a bitch.” James said as coldly as his glare at her was.

“Yes I am. But I will call him and tell him that you’re gone and Smith is no where to be found… unless you do what I want” she said, smirking at him as James walked toward the girl.

“What do you want me to do?” he said, sounding defeated and firm at the same time. She reached her hand up and touched his face gently.

“I hear you’re really good at fucking people.” Kelly whispered, running her fingers up and down his chest. He looked at her.

“Do you want to see just how good I am?” He asked with a small smirk on his face.

“Yeah. I get what I want and you get what you want.” she said simply, placing her hand on the back of his jeans and pushed her hands into the back pockets. James backed her up and stopped once they hit the couch.

“Oh, you’re a dirty, dirty boy.” she said softly with a chuckle as he lowered her onto the couch.

“Just wait and see.” James said with another small smirk on his face. He lowered himself down and took her arms. Then, unexpectedly, He pushed her arms down.

“What the fuck are you doing?!” Kelly yelled at him, shocked and angry.

“Look, you whore. I don’t do that anymore. So, Shut your fucking mouth and get the hell out of here.” he said to her fiercely, pushing on her arms even harder.

“Get off me!” She screamed. “Help!” She screamed again, but it didn’t work. James slapped his hand over her mouth and pushed her head down on the couch. He put the other hand on her neck as he glared straight into her eyes.

“Look bitch. I’m not playing games. I mean it. Get the fuck out of here before I really hurt you.” He said angrily, standing up. She laid on the couch and gasped for air for a moment before she stood up and fixed her hair.

“Don’t test me.” James warned her. She looked at him for a moment before she walked out of the room. He turned and stopped, seeing John in the doorway, looking at James.

“Are you ready to take a nap?” John asked quietly, walking towards him.

James smiled. “Yeah. Then I got plans for you.” he said with a smile, taking John’s hand. They walked into the bedroom and John headed for the bathroom. James sat his bag down and pulled his shirt off. He dropped it to the floor and stopped undressing upon seeing something on the dresser. It was note from Justin.

We’ll be gone for a while. You proved to be very usefully today. Here are the pills John needs. He need one in the evening and one in the morning. I trust you’ll give them to him. You’ve seen him without them. I’m sure it’s something you don’t want to deal with again.

James put the paper down and looked at the two cups of pills Each had 4 pills in there. He wondered what was in the pills. John walked into the room and stopped, seeing James looking at the dresser.

“What’s wrong?” he asked, immediately worried as he walked over to James.

“Nothing. Justin left me a note and your pills.” James said, looking at John. John nodded and looked away. James smiled softly at John.

“John, one thing at a time, okay? First, I’ll get you away from here and then we’ll get you off the pills. ” James said softly.

“I’m sorry.” John said quietly and sadly.

“Hey, don’t let this ruin your day. One step at time.” James said, pulling him close. John nodded and made a small smile at James, who smiled back.

“That’s better. Come on.” James said, leading him to the bed. They stripped down to their underwear and climbed in. John placed his head on James’s chest and he took James’s hand.

“I can’t wait to see the pictures you took.” John said after a yawn.

“Me either.” James said, yawning as well. “We’ll drop them off today”

“Mm-hm.” John said as his eyes closed and he slowly fell asleep.


“John wake up.” James said, nudging him. John rolled on his stomach and pulled the pillow over his head.

“Come on, sleepyhead. It’s our night of freedom.” James said with a smile, climbing on top of John and tickled his ribs.

“Oh god, no!” John yelled as his body tried to twist away. He started laughing as James’s fingers keep on tickling him in the ribs.

“Stop it! I’m up, I’m up!” John cried out in between laughter.

“Good.” James said with a smile, climbing off of him. He sat on the bed and looked at John, who still hadn’t moved.

“Don’t make me get up there again.” James warned, lifting up to his knees.

“Okay, okay! I’m up,” John said as he rolled over. He sat up and got out of the bed, yawning.

“What time is it?” He asked, rubbing his face.

“A bit after 6.” James said standing up as well.

“What are we going to do?” John asked, looking at James.

“It’s a surprise. Get dressed and we’ll go.” he said with a smile, heading over to the dresser.

John looked at the dresser. His hands where shaking just a bit as he looked at James. James took the cup of pills and a bottle of water and walked back over to John, handing him the cup. He watched him empty the cup and James handed him a bottle of water, then put the remaining pills in the cup and put the cup in his bag.

“What should I wear?” John asked.

“Whatever you want. But, It could get a bit chilly.” James warned, then walked out of the room. He entered the kitchen and took the last bottle of juice, then grabbed a box of fruit bars, sandwiches and a few other snacks before walking back into John’s room a minute later.

“We need to stop at the store. I’m out of juice” James said to John. John nodded and removed a pair of jeans and a long sleeved shirt from the dresser.

“Will this work?” John asked, holding the clothes up for James.

“Yep, that’s prefect.” James said, sitting down and removing his watch. He sat the snacks down on the bed and got up.

“Why are you taking it off?” John asked, curious.

“It needed to reset.” James said “But, don’t worry. I have two. When you’re up all the time like I am, you’ll find you need to have more then one.” He said, standing up. He leaned over to the nightstand and picked up another watch. He set it and placed it on his wrist, then picked up his tester kit.

“Why are you testing yourself?” John asked as he got dressed.

“Just to make sure the watch is working. I haven’t worn this one in a few days.” James replied, sticking himself in the finger. He placed the small drop of blood on the meter. John walked over to James and sat down next to him, looking at the small machine.

“Nosy.” James said with a smile, pushing John just a bit. John ignored him and stayed steady, looking at the number that flashed on the screen.

78, it read. He picked up James’s arm and looked at the watch. It read 78 as well.

“Good, it’s working right,” James said standing. “So get you shoes on and we’ll head out.”

John picked up his shoes and put them on, as well as the ball cap and glasses James handed to him.

“Just in case” he said. They walked out of the house and down the steps, over to the sidewalk.

“Where are we going?” John asked.

“I told you, it’s a surprise.” James said, waving for a taxi.

“Can I have a hint?”

“Sure: This one won’t sink.” James said as a cab pulled up.

“Won’t sink…” John said to himself as he got into the back seat. He tried to listen to where James told the driver to go, but couldn’t hear him. James got in next to him a moment later.

“Where are we going?” John asked, once again. James just smiled at him.

“Just sit back and enjoy the ride.” He said with a smile.

“Fine.” John said, leaning back. He looked out the window and watched the city lights disappear as they headed away from the city.

“Are we going to the lake?” John asked, looking at James. James, once again, just smiled.

“It won’t sink. A boat? ” John guessed. James grinned.

“You guessed it, John. Way to go.” James said taking his hand and kissing it. John smiled as the cab finally came to a stop. James paid the driver and they got out. John took in a deep breath as the breeze came, smelling the fresh air.

“You have a boat?” He asked James. James nodded.

“Yep. It’s one of the ways I like to relax.” he said, leading John over to the docks. James came to a stop in front of a large boat. John’s eyes widened.

“Oh, wow…This is yours?” John asked, looking at the boat.

“Yeah. One of the perks of my old job,” James said climbing in the boat. “Get in.” he said, holding his hand out to John. John took his hand and made his way into the boat.

“Like I said, This one won’t sink,” James said with a smile. “Let me show you around” he said. John nodded and followed James around the boat. James opened a door that lead down a few steps.

“This is the kitchen/bedroom,” James said. “Not a lot of room, but it will fit to people fine.” He added.

“Wow, this is really neat. I’ve never been on a boat before.” John said, smiling at James before pulling him close. James placed a kiss on John’s neck.

“I love you so much.” John said in between kisses.

“I love you too.” James said. “As much as I would love to do this now, We can’t. I want to get to our destination before it gets dark” he said.

“Oh, yeah…where are we going?” John asked.

“My secret place, that’s where.” James said with a smile, walking up the steps. John followed close behind.

“Can I drive it?” John asked as James untied the boat from the dock. James looked at him.

“Once we get there, I teach you all you need to know.” he said with a smile. John nodded and looked around as the boat floated away from the dock. He picked up a lifejacket and put it on. James smiled as sat down and started the boat.

“Are you ready?” He asked John. John sat down next to him and nodded.

“Do we have enough gas?” he asked.

“Yep. She’s full.” He replied.

“Is there food?”

“I put everything in bag” James said with a smile. John smiled back and looked around again.

“It’s kind of slow.” he stated. James looked at him and grinned.

“John, this is a no wake zone.” James said. “Just wait and see.” He added. Once they cleared the zone, James looked at John and grinned.

“Here we go!” he said, getting the boat up to full speed. John removed his hat just in time, before it blew away.

“Oh god, this is cool!” he said smiling. James leaned back a bit as he drove the boat.

“We’ve got a half an hour’s drive.” he said, watching John and he couldn’t help but smile.

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