…………… I looked at the clock for the twentieth time the only sound
in the room was the slow breathing of Chad sleeping soundly. Even
after the sleeping pill I'd taken I still wasn't able to shut off
my mind. Thoughts of when it was going to be splashed all over
the press about me being unable to have a baby and thoughts of
wanting to yell at Xander swirled round in my head. I moved
Chad's arm from round me and got out of bed and slipped on
Chad's Jeans and grabbed my tank from the floor where we'd shed
them in one of our usual we need to get naked now fits.
I grabbed my phone and left Chad a note on my pillow before
walking out of the suite and going down to the hotel bar. I sat
on one of the stools the bartender's face breaking out into a
huge smile when he recognized me.
"Yes Miss Sommers?" his thick Portuguese accent made me smile and
the fact he still called me Miss Sommers
"I'll take beer please" I put my phone on the bar in front of me
he walked off and poured a beer into the glass and put it down on
the bar in front of me.
"It's late are yu not tired?"
"Very but I can't sleep" I took a drink "Too much in here" I
tapped my head
"I have tickets for the concert tomorrow… and my Wife is looking
forward to going to it"
"I'll try to put on the best show yet" I made nice but really
wanted to be left alone for a while some guys waqlked into the
bar distracting the Bartender for a while I picked up my cell
phone and dialed
Xander * hmmmm
Me * Xander Sommers you're an ass
Xander * what… who… Chris?
Me * yes it's me
Xander * Damn Chris it 4am
Me * three am for me…
Xander * you're not in trouble are you?
Me * no but you are
Xander * you've talked to Mir
Me * of course I've talked to my best friend and you're a fucking
Xander * bite me
Me * I'd slap you if I was there… You dumped her because she is
following a dream you know that makes you a real jerk just like
some damn Russian we could mention
Xander * she's pregnant?
I groaned and put my head on the bar
Me * No dumb ass… You and Dimitri are asses for trying to hold
back Mir and I… You told me to go for the tour because it was one
of those once in a lifetime chances
Xander * I know but she's not going to be a rock star like you
and she's going to be round all those guys hell look at you.
Me * yeah Chad's taken
Xander * you know what I mean she's' not going to want some
Me * did you even ask her… Look at Heidi and Alfie they're
holding it together
Xander * I miss her and I love her still but she's off round the
Me * she's doing what I'm doing Xander she's trying to live her
dream and get the best start she can and come on you think she'd
end up banging anyone when she's with me
Xander * no I know she wouldn't
Me * so what the hell is your problem? Dimitri didn't want me to
carry on with the tour because he wanted me to be there when he
got home at night, he didn't understand it's as important for a
girl to have a career as it is for a guy, you know damn well
she's amazing with clothes and personally I want her here
Xander * so you're being selfish now
Me * hell yes but I also know it's going to be the best thing for
her, Look what I can do for her if people know whose putting
together my outfits on and off the stage do you know how many
other job offers she's likely to get
Xander * that's what she said
Me * she's not wrong Xand I love you and I love Miranda but on
this I'm taking her side because you're ego is about to choke
Xander * I really fucked this up didn't I?
Me * oh yeah… When do you start school?
Xander * eight weeks
Me * okay pack your bag there will be a plane ticket waiting for
you for the afternoon flight to Rio
Xander * you still going to slap me
Me * hell yeah but if you do love her then you need to get here
and sort it out
Xander * wow… you honestly think nothing of just booking a flight
Me * for something like this no I don't… Love you
Xander * Love you too Chris
I hung up the phone and rubbed the back of my neck.
"Can I buy you a beer?" I looked round at a young guy standing
there his friends all sitting at the other end of the bar
grinning like idiots.
"I'm good thank you" I lifted my glass
"I have to ask because you look so much like Christine Sommers"
"I get that a lot" I nodded taking a drink and absently looking
back to the TV that was on behind the bar. "But I'm not Christine
Sommers" I smiled inwardly.
"Oh I'm sorry" the guy backed away a little "I'd still like to
buy you a drink?"
"I'm having this one and heading to bed" I shook my head "but
thank you for the offer"
"Is that an invitation" his accent was there but not as thick as
"Er… No" I laughed "I'm not sleeping alone"
"I have a room also" he touched my arm
"Well good for you… but I…"
"Chris you should be in bed" I jumped as Mike and Dan walked in
the guys face was a picture as he must have registered who they
"I was going after this and you two should be in bed as well"
"Not the point" Mike grinned as Dan ordered two beers he looked
at the guy standing by me and then at me
"I was explain that I had a drink already after he" I gestured to
the guy who was now looking at his friends who were all talking
quickly to each other "Offered to get one for me" Mike Nodded
"I thought you said you weren't Christine Sommers?" the guy
questioned with an expression on his face that made him look like
he was trying to work out the square root of 27945. I sank the
last of my beer and got off the chair picking up my phone.
"I'm not" I smiled "I'm Christine Kroeger" I held up my left hand
"Night Mike" I kissed his cheek "Night Dan" I kissed him as well
"Night Chris" Dan laughed as I walked to the elevators
"And there goes my sister-in-law" Mike smiled shaking his