*** Okay I'm out for Christmas guys I'll try to get one up at
some point but I can't promise***
............ I dried and slipped into the dress that Elena had
left for me I walked out and got whistled.
"Nice dress" Pete smiled
"Thanks" I tried not to let my voice crack. "I'm going to get my
hair and makeup done" I threw Alfie my phone "Oh I made up my
mind I don't think Dimi will want to be bothered by me take a
look at the last message" I walked out my heart pounding the
sound of the crowd dying down as the show had ended I could hear
the band laughing as I sat down for the Makeup girl to work her
magic Alfie walked in.
"You doing okay?"
"I'm fine I think I just found where I stand" I looked at him
through the mirror as my hair was straightened within an inch of
its life "I was stupid to think anything different but after what
Arron did I just…"
"Hey its okay we're here if you need a hug"
"I know and I love you guys" I took a deep breath as stood up and
hugged the makeup girl "Thank you Sheryl"
'You're welcome and if this is over a guy you go out there
tonight and blow it out" she high fived me Alfie put his arm
round me as we walked back to the others.
"I had to take his phone away he wanted to call Dimitri and yell
at him" Pete smiled as I slipped into the shoes and put my phone
into my clutch.
"Are you guys coming or not" Ryan walked in "We're heading to a
"Well I'm not dressed like this to go to bed" I smiled brushing
off as best as I could the image in my head. I walked out of the
room and into the back of the arena where a limo was waiting the
driver opened the door I slid in.
"And here was us thinking you'd be pout in the stuff you wore on
stage" Chad laughed as Mike popped the top off of a champagne and
poured us all glasses
"18's the drinking age here" he smiled
"Good I think I just found out why people say they need a drink"
I moved over as the others got in as well as Lukas "Great the
thorn in my side" I muttered making Pete snort champagne down his
"Damn that burns" he choked
"Okay dude we know you're not used to drinking but the point is
you swallow" Dan banged him on the back my cell started to ring
my guys looked at me.
"Is it" Kerion almost growled I looked at the number and shook my
Me * hey how was gymnastics?
Jess * so good I made the team for the completion this weekend
Me * awesome I'm proud of you you'll have to get Dad or Xander to
take video for me
Jess * Oh they're going to… but you'll be home soon won't you
Me * I need to talk to you about that when you come out to see me
Jess * you're not coming home are you
Her voice breaking up made me catch my breath
Jess * you're going to be like Mom aren't you… not around
Me * Hey don't you dare make me out to be like Mom I'm there when
you call, everytime you call
Jess * I know but I miss you
Me * I miss you as well but sweetie I need to be here I need to
sing and I promise you can come visit me more than just next week
Jess * I'm going Dimi just came he'll be mad with you as well.
Me * Jess don't okay and why the hell is he there?
Jess * he's helping Dad with something… Hey Dimi Chris is on the
I groaned and put my head down
Jess * he said he'll call you later
Me * tell him not to bother I got the picture
Jess * what
Me * Jess I love you but I have to go I'll talk to you tomorrow
Jess * okay I love you
I hung up and my phone was taken from my fingers
"We've had to get this fixed once already today" Kerion tipped
his head "and you're bound to hit one of us in here if you throw
"I'm fine" I held my hand out and took the phone back and put it
in my bag as the limo stopped outside of a club. I knocked back
the champagne as the door opened and the flash bulbs were going
Lukas and Chad got out first he stopped and offered me his hand
I took it and got out followed by the others and walked into the
club past the lines of people waiting to get in the music was
thumping as the dance floor seemed to heave with bodies moving
and gyrating together. Mike offered me his arm as we were shown
up the VIP section with its own bar and comfy seating the table
already with a bottles of Champagne, vodka and whiskey on. The
drinks flowed and it felt so good to relax without having to
think about going on stage or the drama at home. I was dancing
with Ryan and Pete and looked round to see Alfie and Kerion
talking to Chad and Mike they all looked at me. I went over to
them. Chad got up and took my arm and led me over to another
"I'm fine" I shrugged as Mike walked over and sat down with three
beers and sat down "What's this a lets see if Chris is going to
"No but I know Lukas was giving you a hard time again and you'll
be glad to know he's flying on to Spain on the red eye tonight"
Mike sighed picking up his beer "Those guys told us about the
picture you got tonight" he nodded to where Alfie and Kerion were
talking to some others. I opened my bag and took out my phone and
opened the picture and handed my phone to Chad.
"Damn Chris I'm sorry" he put his hand on my back and rubbed it
as he handed the phone to Mike showing him the picture of Dimi
kissing Reba's neck and her minus her top.
"I'll be fine" I picked up the beer and sank half of it "Hey no
more distractions right" I smiled "Look can we just have fun and
not dwell on the fact that my boyfriend is now screwing his ex's
sister" I got up and finished the beer "and I hope you guys don't
mind me getting drunk" I walked away
"We need to keep our eyes on her" Chad sat back and shook his
head "It's either going to be all good or all hell will break
We all left the club a little after three in the morning and
arrived back at the hotel.
"Chris come on" Kerion held the elevator as I spoke to the girl
"I'll be there in a while go…" I waved them away as the door
closed I got the things from the receptionist and turned to the
elevator Chad was leaning on the wall "I thought you'd gone" I
slurred a little
"No I'm going to make sure you get to your room" he pushed the
button and we stepped inside. "Chris promise me one thing" he was
slurring as much as I was
"Don't let him get to you and don't bottle it up" he ended with a
"Who" I started to giggle
"The Russian" he laughed "You have way too much talent and your
too pretty to let a guy get to you" the lift stopped and the
doors opened and a couple got in I moved so I was stood next to
"Yeah I'm a band geek nothing special" I shrugged he caught my
chin in between his thumb and forefinger
"You are you're rocking the world with a bunch of Canadians"
I had no idea why I did this but I looped my thumbs through the
belt loops on his jeans and with the shoes I had on was almost as
tall as he was and pressed my lips against his, with in a split
second he was kissing me back as if there was no one in the
elevator with us his mouth leaving mine and trailing down my