............... I walked out of the dressing room scene with Alfie pacing Pete trying his hardest not to throw up and the beat of the first song being tapped out by Kerion on any available surface. I walked into the wardrobe room Mike was in there going through a heap of shirts.
“Hey shouldn’t you be ready by now you’ve only got 10 minutes” He smirked
“I had to wait Marie wanted to go shopping for some stuff from here” I laughed as Marie popped out from behind a rack of jeans and jackets
“And I did now you get a shirt and scoot” she pushed Mike to the door “Girl getting changed in here?” she closed the door “I hope you’re ready to take a risk tonight” she rubbed her hands together. Marie was at least 50 and had bright blue and pink hair and dressed well like she was 18 but all the guys loved her and she could dress everyone like a million dollars.
‘How much of a risk are we talking?” I narrowed my eyes at her and pulled off my t-shirt
‘Oh you know we’re in Europe and they push the limits” she walked away
“I mean I’m not going to be half naked am I?”
“No but the boots are back” she pulled out the red FMB’s and laughed as I groaned “I have black skinnies for you”
‘Okay so the legs are covered” I took the jeans and pulled them on “Hell I need to be greased up to get these on” Marie was laughing as I rolled around on the floor fastening them and pulling on the boots “Okay tell the guys I’m too exhausted to get on stage” I smiled at her as I lay on the floor she offered me a hand and pulled me up
“Hell no” she chuckled “here’s what I’ve actually had made for you” she whispered “Don’t tell Lukas it wasn’t cheap” her eyes twinkled she turned away and turned back with a Black and Red boned corset
“Wow that’s underwear” I pulled a face
‘Honey you’re a Rock star hanging with rock stars” she turned me around and quickly wrapped the corset round me and started to lace it “You need to look the part and still be you”she put her knee in the middle of my back as she tied it off “Okay can you still breath to sing?” She turned me back to face her as she fastened a choker round my neck and slipped bracelet onto my wrist I took a breath and started to sing the first few lines of the song.
“Wow I thought I’d have trouble” I nodded “But I’m okay”
“Good” she pulled out her camera and snapped a picture “You’d better go” she scooted me out of the room “Break a leg sweetheart”
“Thanks and in these boots I probably will” I felt a hand in the middle of my back on of the stage crew hurrying me to the stage
Nothing like cutting it fine” Joey laughed handing me the microphone as the roar of the crowd made my heart beat faster “And Damn girl you look hot”
“Thanks that was creepy but thanks” I patted his cheek as I hurried up the steps Joey was at least 40 and had been a roadie for years never settled down but had kids scattered all over the world Chad was standing off to the side at the top of the stairs with Daniel.
“Damn” he laughed
“I know I’m late blame Marie” I smiled pushing the ear pieces in to my ears “Lukas will be on my ass”
“I’m not on about that” Chad smirked “Marie really went to town” I held out my hands as the drum beat sounded and there was a flash from the pyro as I started to sing and going down the stairs the only thing I could think of was the conversation I’d had with Dimitri and my voice was stronger than it had ever been even if it made me cry at one point with a song that Alfie had written the chorus had always choked me up.
I haven't known you very long
But that's not the way I feel;
I've told you all about me
I have nothing to conceal.
The lights dimmed leaving the stage in darkness the roaring of the crowd the only thing I could hear other than my beating heart, I felt fingers link with mine on each side and the lights came back up and we took our bow before running off of the stage I took the towel from the Security guy at the side of the stage and walked away and crouched down resting my fore head on my knees, I’d given everything in that show, everything I had.
“See that’s what I mean 150%” I looked up at Lukas and really had to bite my tongue
“Hey back off” Kerion, Pete and Alfie stood in front of me “She’s having a rough day” Pete shook his head.
“I know” Lukas tipped his head “I talked to her before”
“I’m okay” I stood up and put my hand on Pete’s arm “I’m going to call my sister” I walked away from them as Nickelback came from their dressing room.
“You blew it out of the water tonight” Ryan high fived me as he went past
“Alec will come get you before burn it to the ground if you’re still up for it” Chad called walking backwards
“Sure” I pushed open the door to the dressing room and went over to the phone and dialed home.
Dad * Christian Sommers
Me * hey Dad
Dad * honey how’s it going?
Me * good and bad… we just got of stage
Dad * where are you now?
Me * Paris, France.
Dad * wow seeing the world Huh?
Me * something like that
Dad * so why don’t we sound happy
Me * I’m so happy with the tour and what I’m doing every day but it’s Dimi
Dad * Chris you can’t let someone hold you back from this opportunity… this is too huge
Me * I know Dad and Elena’s going to be…
Dad * yeah she called and spoke to your Mom we’re going to dinner at their house on Saturday. You guys are doing okay aren’t you?
Me * we’re doing really well… but I think Sarah’s going to me pissed with me
Dad * okay you want to give me the heads up
Me * we’re not going to be coming home in 2 weeks
Dad * right I’ll brace myself for an extremely upset little girl
Me * I know but you guys are still flying out to see us when we get to Spain right?
Dad * well Jess and I will be your Mom’s leaving on Sunday for a 4 week book tour of Canada
Me * when did this happen?
I looked up as the guys walked in laughing
Dad * she got a call yesterday
Me * I’m sorry I can’t help out
Dad * hey we’ve got it covered Xander’s helping along with Miranda
Me * good… is Jess there?
Dad * no she stayed at your Aunt and Uncles last night. I’ll get her to call you when she gets home from school she’s got gymnastics till 5, will that be okay?
Me * Sure it’s only a couple of hours from now
The door opened again and Alec looked at me
Me * sorry dad I have to run no I love you and kiss Jess for me
Dad * okay honey we love you too
I hung up and took a deep breath.
“Chris we have to hustle” Alec held open the door for me I nodded and looked at the other
“Go show him how to sing it properly” Alfie grinned.“We’ll be here” I shook my head and had to smile the three of them looking at me with the you need to snap out of it look “Ready to Party
“Chris” Alec was looking at his stop watch
“I’m coming” I hurried out taking the microphone as I stood at the side of the stage. The all too familiar beat began. I waited till Chad was half way through the first verse before walking out across the stage for the chorus Mike winked at me and nodded we finished up the Song.
“Guys our amazing Christine Sommers” I waved at the crowd as I walked off the stage letting them get back to doing what they do best I went back to the dressing room the guys were showered and getting ready to go out.
“So you going to call him?” Alfie leant into the mirror putting on his eyeliner again.
“Dimitri dumb ass” Kerion sat down and put his feet up on the table.
“No my phones broken remember”
“Nope it’s fixed” Kerion picked it up from the table and threw it at me
“What am I going say, hi it’s me and by the way I’m still not coming home feel free to go screw Abby again” I walked to the couch and sat on the arm “Look guys I’ll let him cool down and then I’ll talk to him but right now I’m to wound up and really I’d say something I’d regret” Marie walked in “I’m going to get showered” I dropped a kiss on each of them “I promise you I’ll survive” Marie followed me to the bathroom to help me get the corset off before leaving me to shower. My phone buzzed I picked it up as the water started to run
***New Picture Message***Unknown***Always thought my sister was lying but damn*** 9.18pm
I opened the attached picture and felt like I’d be slammed with a sledgehammer. I put the phone down and stepped into the water determined I wasn’t going to cry……………………