………….. I had Danny all but jogging to keep up with me as I headed
for the parking garage My head was fit to burst with the words of
the conversation I'd just over heard… mind you I shouldn't have
been eavesdropping, but it felt like I'd been hauled over burning
hot coals if people could talk about someone they didn't know
like that I put my hands on the roof of the McLaren the tears
blurring my vision.
"Damn Chris how do you walk so fast in heels?" Danny put his hand
on my shoulder "and what spooked you?"
"I just need to go home" I fished in my purse for my keys my hand
shaking to the point of dropping the keys "Damn it"
"Okay like hell you're driving" Danny picked them up "You're
going to have to trust me with your car" I turned my head and
looked at him "Hey I'm paid to keep you safe and how you are
right now you can't get in this and drive" His hand firmly moved
me to the passenger side and opened the door for me.
I slid into the seat without any protest. Danny pulled out of the
parking garage, I toyed with my phone I debated calling Chad but
they had two interviews today, My guys were all doing things
including golfing with Lukas and some reporters from Europe, so
the last thing they needed was me calling them to tell them about
what happened, Danny never spoke a word or if he did I had zoned
out enough that I didn't ear him as I watched the scenery move by
the window. I don't think Danny had turned off the engine before
I was out of the car andwalking to the front door.
"Chris you need me to call Chad for you?" Danny called out I
stopped and looked back at him
"You want me to call Chad and get him to come home" he walked
over to me and handed me the keys for the car
"No" I shook my head "You can Corey have the night off go
kickback in Vancouver" I ran my hand through my hair
"Chris" he looked worried
"Danny I'm fine" I snapped a little "I just need some food and to
spend the night with my husband"
"Yes Ma'am" he sighed and took a step back "We'll see you
tomorrow" I nodded and watched as he walked round the side of the
house, I was going to have to apologize to him tomorrow I was out
of line, it wasn't his fault my life was a shit pot of drama.
I walked into the house and put my purse on the table in the hall
and walked into the kitchen to grab a beer turning on the stereo
as I went chuckling a little as One republics Secrets came on.
How the hell can you be a Rock Star and have secrets. I sank half
the beer before making a start on dinner. People think we eat out
every night and it's none stop parties. Sometimes it's nice to do
what "normal" people do and eat dinner and curl up to watch a
movie. My mind was still working over time while I cooked I never
even noticed the time.
"Honey I'm Home" Chad's voice carried down the hall "Good it
smells good" he appeared and put his jacket on one of the stools
"I haven't eaten since breakfast" He walked round to me and slid
his hands round my waist and kissed the side of my neck.
"How was the interview?" I smiled relief that he was here washing
over me making the tension start to release the grip on my
"Damn the woman was a bitch" He walked over to the fridge and
grabbed a beer and held it out to me before getting another one
for himself "She was one of these all for the pop no talent stars
that have no real ability other than looking good" he rubbed his
hand on the back of his neck "she hated everything Nickelback is
and had made her mind up that we sucked before we sat down… hell
Dan wanted to get up and walk out after five minutes" I handed
him a plate "Oh you rock Baby" he grinned sniffing the food and
picked up both of our beers in his other hand and taking his
plate into the dining room, I followed him and sat down
He was telling me something about one of Mike's Kids falling but
the conversation from that afternoon was making my mind wander
and not in the usual good way.
Maybe I was just some girl with more issues than a small country,
and Maybe Chad just wanted that thrill of the chase feeling and
now he had me was it going to be like catch and release.
A hand waved in front of my face making me jump, I looked at Chad
he was frowning with worry.
"Hey Baby are you okay? I just told you that your McLaren caught
fire and you have the worlds ugliest shoe collection and…" he
held out his hands "I got nothing"
"Okay not funny thinking about my car in flames" I swatted him
"and you have openly admitted I have only FMB's, FMS's and FMNS's
in my collection. I think I'd better go sell what I have and go
back to just wearing flip flops and sneakers" I raised a
sarcastic eye brow at him.
"Oh hell no way" he laughed "You'd go into mourning if you had to
give up your shoes, and I love your shoes" he got up and picked
up his empty plate and walked behind me "especially when you're
wearing nothing else" he murmured in my ear sending a shiver up
and down my spine. I looked at the half eaten food in front of me
and got up and followed him into the kitchen and scrapped away
what I didn't want as he loaded his plate into the dishwasher he
looked at me
"You don't seem yourself tonight" he asked catching my hand and
pulling me to him.
"I'm fine" I smiled as warmly as I could but I was sure I hadn't
convinced him. "I'll bring in some more beers if you go set up a
movie" I turned away from him and opened the fridge door,
"Oh that's fatal letting me pick the movie" he laughed "But don't
moan about it"
"I won't" I sighed as I heard him walk off to the den, I cracked
open the beer and walked in to him. He was sitting on the couch
his right arm slung over the back of it as an open invitation to
snuggle into him. I handed him the beer and sat down inhaliong
the scent of him making the heavy feeling in my heart and stomach
Maybe a club tonight would have been a better idea because when a
movie's playing and one you've seen a few times you mind starts
to wander and drift away. I looked across at him
He looked a hot as ever as he watched the screen, his legs
settled across the table in front of him the beer loosely held in
his left hand. How the hell did I do it… I'm sitting here with
Chad Kroeger, one of the guys that Miranda and Heidi and I used
to have on our hell yeah, he ranked higher on mine than theirs
but he was still on their list. I always thought I was lucky to
have got tickets for Concerts, I never expected to be sitting
with him on any level. His face broke out into a smile.
"And now you see that's why I like Lambo's" he chuckled turning
to look at me for a second before looking back to the screen and
taking a drink from his bottle before he put it on the table, I
smiled at his comment I didn't even feel like fighting over the