……………….. Chad and I stepped out of the car at
the airport his fingers slipping into mine as the driver took the
bags out of the truck.
"Looks like we were found" Chad nodded in the
direction of the half dozen photographers snapping
"Yeah but at least we weren't found in the
house" I squeezed his hand
"We hope" he sighed as we ignored them and
walked into the terminal, we were pulled away from the main hall
to the private lounge.
"Finally" Alfie called out "We have a plane
waiting for us you know?"
'Oh shut up" Chad laughed as I hugged Alfie
and Pete. "Where's the other's?"
"Kerion and Dan left yesterday to do some drum
thing in Australia and Mike and Ryan are in the bar" Pete sat
"So how was trekking in the jungle?" I sat
down in front of them as Chad walked into the bar to find his
brother and Ryan.
"Amazing perfect escape and then you come here
and get the wakeup call with the press" Alfie ran his hand
through his hair and I have to start using waterproof
"He looked like a drowning raccoon half the
time" Pete giggled helplessly "So what did you get up
"We kicked back and relaxed and lay out in the
sun" Chad laughed walking back in with Ryan and
"Hey You" Mike leant down and kissed my cheek
"Feeling more relaxed?"
"Relaxed doesn't begin to cover it" I looked
at Chad he winked at me.
"Ready to start work again?" Ryan smiled at
"Itching to get back in stage" I nodded. We
all fell silent which for us was unusual for all of
"Okay what's going on?" Alfie sat forward and
looked round at all of us.
"Er… Bullshit" Mike sat down and put his
elbows on his knees "There's something in the air in
"Yeah Humidity" I laughed getting up as the
Steward came over
"The flight is ready for you to
"Humidity my ass" Alfie followed me as I
walked after the Steward
"Well I don't really need to know your ass is
sweaty" I laughed
"Chris… Come on"
"Alfie you need to see Heidi I think you're in
need of relief if you're thinking some things going on" I walked
up the steps to the plane and sat down. Chad got on and slipped
into the seat next to me
"We need to tell them" he trailed his fingers
lightly over the back of my hand "I can't believe they haven't
noticed this?" he rubbed over my engagement ring. "We need to
find a band to sit under it" he moved his hand and stroked my
cheek "I love you Mrs. Kroeger" his words made me
"I love you too" I kissed
"When are we going to fill these guys in
because come on that dumbass is my brother" he jerked his thumb
in Mike's direction "and really they're all
"I know but we're missing three of them with
Lukas, Kerion and Dan not being here" I looked round at the
others "We need to tell all of them at the same
"Okay" he nodded "But they have to not say
anything to anyone not even to Heidi or
"Oh come on don't you think they know you were
up to something" I laughed "My friends might have runaway mouths,
but they're pretty quick to work stuff out" I kicked off my shoes
an curled my legs up "and didn't you rope them into getting the
dress and the shoes"
"Okay you have a point" He nodded "So you
think we need to tell Kellan as well?"
"I think so" I chewed my lip "He's been one
hell of a friend"
"And he needs to thank you for making him look
so hot in those underwear adds" he
"Yeah right the other way round" Pete chuckled
sitting down in the chair in front of us "talking of Kellan" I
looked at him "You have another add still to do right" I nodded
Chad looked at me "And you're totally fine with him pawing her"
Chad started to laugh.
"Okay firstly there's no pawing going on" I
groaned "Secondly he's a friend"
"And thirdly I trust her and him" Chad added
"And come on who would you rather see her half naked with on a
billboard in time square me or him"
"Personally just Chris" Mike laughed as he
walked by to get a drink
'Thank you" I
"I mean my Brother's no Kellan in the body
department" Mike ducked as Chad threw a shoe at
"Hey there's nothing wrong with my body" Chad
scowled at Mike "I'm not fat I have a six pack and I'm 36 years
old how olds Kellan?"
"twenty six" I answered, they all looked at me
"What A girl tends to know these things" I shrugged "And what the
hell are we doing debating the difference between Chad and
Kellan's bodies for the ads are work and they pay really well" I
got up and Gibbs slapped Pete.
"Ow what was that for?" He grumbled I shot him
a shut the hell up look and walked back to the
"Dude what the hell did you do to her?" Ryan
leant over and nudged Chad's arm.
"Nothing" he shook his
I sat on the floor between the two bathrooms
the bonus to flying private sometimes. I rested my head on my
knees, I felt a tug on my ring and I looked up as Chad sat down
on the floor with me.
"Okay so what was all that
"It felt like he was putting my choice of guy
down" I looked at him "How many people have already said you've
given up being with Kellan to be with
"I have" Chad laughed nudging me "and I still
can't believe it sometimes"
"I love you I love everything about you" I
turned to face him "You know everything about me more than anyone
knows and I made my choice because I fell in love with you…
Kellan is a friend and if people keep saying things about me and
him then are you going to start believing
"No why would I are you planning on running
off with our resident vampire?" I smiled and shook my head "Are
you planning in jumping into bed with him or for that matter
humping the ass off him in a limo again" I groaned and put my
head on my knees, my husband really knew a little too much about
my previous sex life "Chris what you had with him was well before
us" he rubbed my arms "True I do get a little jealous when you
guys are doing the shoot because those pictures are… well
according to Ryan soft porn" He lifted my face "People are going
to think what the hell they want when they see the two of you in
the pictures, but remember I'm there when they're taken. They
don't see the messing around and the fighting and the name
calling that goes on" he stroked my face "They don't see the
relationship that I have with him and most of the world doesn't'
even know we're friends" I sighed "We know the truth… it's MY bed
you're in every night… You agreed to marry ME… It's ME you
trusted with all the deep dark crap" he rested his forehead
against mine "I don't let what people say get to me unless it's
going to hurt you and I think Pete was just messing
"I'm sorry" I rubbed the back of my neck "I
just had a moment where…" Images of the pain Dimitri had caused
and the hatred I had for Arron flooded my mind "Where it felt
like someone want to take away my happy" I touched Chad's face
"People always step in and ruin it and I'm
"I'm not going anywhere" he smiled at me "You
were a girl on a stage that blew away for guys in a rock band we
gave you a little bit of help and you turned my life on its ass
and had me falling in love with you hell I was the one that
didn't want to be tamed"
"All it takes is a good pair of handcuffs and
the right moves"
"And you have all of the above" he chuckled
"Come on" he got up and pulled me up "We still have to face all
of these guys and tell them they didn't get invited to the