…………………… I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket, should I ignore it the ringing started I stopped walking and pulled it out and saw Alfie’s picture.
Me * hey
Alfie *Chris where are you? You left here almost 2 hours ago.
Me * I’m just walking.
I looked round me
Me * I’m somewhere by the Eiffel tower.
Alfie * we’re supposed to be heading to the airport in an hour
Me * shit…
Alfie * look just get back here and don’t get to mad when you open your cases because Kerion and Pete are in the middle of throwing all your things into them.
Me * okay I’m coming
Alfie * hey… are you okay? I mean you and Chad only did kiss right?
Me * Alfie I swear to you we didn’t do anything other than kiss. I’ll tell you more after
I hung up and flagged down a cab and headed back to the hotel. I got out as Lukas walked over and paid for the cab.
“I thought we were going to have to find a replacement for you” he chuckled
“Lu back off” Ryan said nudging him as he walked over to get in the limo
“I’m kidding” Lukas held up his hands, he turned and looked at me “I’m sorry Chris” I shrugged “You and the guys riding on the bus or do you want to go in the limo?”
“I need to talk to Alfie so we’ll do the bus” he caught my arm as I turned to walk away
“Chris are you okay?” I looked up as Chad and Mike walked out.
“I’m fine… I’m going to be fine” I nodded “It’s some stuff from home that Alfie and the guys understand better than anyone else” I smiled
“Okay” Lukas nodded I stepped away from him, I walked over to where Kerion was leaning on the side of the bus.
“I was expecting to see a red raw line round your mouth” he laughed I shook my head, “I got this text from Dimi” Kerion handed me his phone
***you guys look after Chris make sure she has fun*** Dimitri
“You need a hug?” I nodded fighting back the urge to cry he wrapped his arms round me “Alfie said you were going to talk to Dimi” I moved back from him and ran my hand through my hair.
“Yeah can we do this on the flight” I sighed he nodded. I got onto the bus and sat down next to Pete. He was scribbling in the note book that I knew he used for writing songs he handed it to me. I looked down at the lyrics on the page and turned back to Pete. “Are you trying to make me cry?”
“Yeah” he smirked taking the book back “so what do you think?
“It’s awesome I can hear it in my head” I nodded
“Good because this was basically my home work from Mike” he closed the book and put it back in his bag
“Where did you get the inspiration I wonder?”
“Hmmm I have no idea where I’d find it I mean a song about trying to please everyone and only ending up hurting yourself” he rubbed his hand over his jaw.
‘Yeah well I think you’ll be writing a new one soon about a band that rocks the world and doesn’t worry about what people do at home” I looked out of the window. My phone started to ring I pulled it from my pocket.
Me * hey Mom
Mom * oh you sound tired
Me * we partied last night
Mom * Sounds like a blast honey… anyway I’ve just landed in Rome for a book signing thing and I wanted to tell you all the stuff that’s happened with you has given me so much inspiration for and New Stephanie Sanders book
Me * oh Mom
Mom * honey come on you can cash in on the whole thing with me as soon as people know I’m your mother we can do interviews that you’re the girl behind Stephanie
Me * Mom you had her doing drugs and drinking heavily in the last book I don’t think that’s really what I need when I’m trying to do…
Mom * OMG you’re on TMZ.
Me * Mom… wait what?
Mom * hmmm who’s the hot guy
Me * what? What hot guy?
Mom * I’m in the airport on my laptop honey there’s you walking out of a club with your arm round a guy
I groaned and hung my head
Mom * well hello hot stuff
Me * Mom please
I reached over Alfie and took his phone from his pocket and pulled up TMZ on line and groaned at the picture of me walking out of the club the night before with Chad. But what the picture didn’t show was the fact Pete was on my other side and you could see I my hand was out of the shot where he was holding it. But tabloids don’t work if it looks like friends out where’s the gossip in that Chad had his arm round my shoulders and was moving his head to say something to me but it looked more like he was going for my neck and I had a smile on my face like I was the cat that had got the cream.
Mom * Christine isn’t he
Me * Mom I have to go I’m about to get on a flight
I hung up the phone and turned it off.
“You okay honey?” Marie reached over and touched my arm “You look a little pale”
“I’m… can you divorce your parents?”
“Yep” Kerion nodded as we walked off the bus and into the airport. “Why?”
“My mother is I think about to do something stupid” I put on my ball cap and shook my head “oh and this” I handed Alfie back his phone
“Who is the hot young thing with Chad Kroeger” he read out “Sources say the young girl that seems to have caught the Nickelback front mans eye is none other than the lead singer of the Band that’s is currently on tour in Europe with him. Christine Sommers is all of 18 years old but obviously age isn’t an issue for these two… Well Chad all we have to say is there’s going to be people wondering how you did it!!!!”
“Wow” Pete tried not to laugh “All that from a photo”
“I know and it’s from before I even kissed him” I took off my hat and put my things in the boxes to be scanned at security “This I think might get messy”………………………………