………………….. Elena walked into the wardrobe room I followed her
Marie was sitting talking on the phone while folding clothes.
"You did an amazing job" Elena turned and looked at me. Damn I'd
hate to play poker with this woman her face was stone hard
without a crack of emotion "One thing we do not do ребенка
(child) is mix business with our own pleasures" I leant against
one of the packing cases and looked at her. She reached into her
bag and pulled out 3 of the tabloid magazines from the US "I
picked these up at the airport" each one had the same picture as
TMZ had. "and then there's this one" she pulled out another one
my eyes got wider it was a shot of me and Chad kissing inside the
elevator his hands on my ass mine under his t-shirt. Marie hung
up the phone and came over and started to unlace my corset "You
want to explain?"
"I kissed Chad end of story" I took the robe Marie offered me and
wrapped it round me "I'm surprised your son didn't tell you"
"Oh he did but the last thing I was expecting was to find it
splashed all over the gossip rags" she shook her head "what the
hell were you thinking?"
"What was I thinking? What was Dimitri thinking when he was
screwing Reba" I never ever wanted to drag Elena into the
relationship I had with her son "I was hurt… I was faced with the
fact that Dimitri doesn't want me doing what I do best and the
fact the minute he didn't like something he want and jumped into
bed with Reba not enough to bed her sister he has to do both of
them" Elena's face showed the first signs of emotion "he knows
how Arron controlled me and how much I was scared and he was the
one that made me feel safe after I was raped in the bed of a
truck in a parking lot" the tears were streaming down my face
everything I'd wanted to say and yell at Dimi I was now
unleashing on his Mom "Chad was there but it could have been
anyone I need to not feel worthless which is how I felt after
seeing the picture of Reba and Dimitri"
"Elena" Marie said quietly "Nothing other than the kiss happened
with Chad and Christine" Elena looked at Marie "They' all been
drinking and kicking back and I was the one that put Chris to bed
that night" Elena looked back at me
"I'm sorry" She rubbed my arms "Christine I don't want the papers
to make your life hell" she stroked the side of my face "I don't
want people to think the only reason that you are on tour with
Nickelback is because of something that might be going on with
you and Chad" I sat down and put my head in my hands "To be
honest I'm proud of you that you didn't bend and buckle and
you're willing to stick out to follow whatever dream comes your
way" I looked up at her "Dimitri I love him but right now I don't
like my son very much and Nikolai won't even talk to him" She
pulled me to my feet and shocked me by pulling me close to her
hugging me tightly "Go shower go see your family and I'll do the
damage control and talk to Chad"
"Chad and I are good we've talked and he understands why I did
what I did" Marie handed me a huge fluffy towel and jeans and a
t-shirt and hustled me toward the shower.
"Hurry up you've got one excited little sister waiting for you"
she smiled closing the door behind me and walking back to Elena
"Did you really have to give her a hard time"
"I didn't mean to I just see so much talent in her that I don't
want stupid choices ruining it for her or the boys" Elena sighed
as Marie opened one of the packing cases and pulled out a bottle
of Vodka and two shot glasses and poured one for her and one for
"And would it have been so bad if things had gone further with
her and Chad for god sake he's a good guy unlike my godson at the
moment" she clinked the glass with Elena
"Does Chris know?' Elena asked reaching for the bottle and
"No but I've seen how she's tried to hold it together and it's
taking everything she has right now"
"Dimi is going to go to his Grandmothers in Moscow for a few
weeks to try to get him away from this Reba" Elena's lip curled
into a sneer of distain "I never liked her sister this girl isn't
even allowed in my home"
"Why would he throw Chris away like he has?"
"He thinks she's going to get bigger and better offers than what
he can give her and seeing these" she gestured to the magazine
pictures "And hearing her tell him she'd kissed Chad sealed it
for him… He'll see sense"
"Yeah but I'm scared that it will be too late by the time his
stubborn Russian ass works that out" Marie grinned "He gets that
from you Elena you do realize that"
"I know" she laughed "I hope he won't regret it too late maybe we
should give him to Michael"
"What send him to the Marines" Marie took another shot before
getting up and putting the corset in to the dry cleaning pile
"That would be a thing wouldn't it"…………………………….