.................. We walked back out to Xander and Jackson.
“You guys in trouble?” Xander asked apprehensively.
“What... oh no we’re going to a warzone” I smiled
“What?” Jackson pulled a face as we walked to the bask doors where there was a mob of fans waiting Security made a path for us to get to the limo Jackson and Xander getting inside first while we signed a few autographs and had a few pictures taken. I slid in as lady like as I could with Alfie shoving me from behind. “What were you saying about a warzone?”
“We’re doing so shows for the USO” Kerion beamed “two at the Airbase in Germany…”
“Ramstein” Alfie Pete and I chimed in
“I hadn’t finished Jeez” Kerion flicked the finger as we heard shouts and cheers from outside the limo “Looks like we’re waiting for the others”
“Dude warzone?” Jackson pleaded.
“We’re doing three shows in Kuwait and two in Afghanistan “ I laughed as the door opened and the others piled in Ryan sitting on my lap “Okay we need to get a party bus not a damn limo” I groaned as he moved wedging me in the corner between him and Jackson
“So you think you can rock a Kevlar corset?” Daniel Laughed as the limo pulled away from the arena
“I don’t know you’ll have to ask Marie” I pulled a face
“You really going to go there… I mean to a warzone” Xander swallowed
“Dude we’re not going to be out there with them we’re in the bases” Chad laughed “We’re all safe”
“Excuse my cousin he’s a pussy sometimes” I poked my tongue out at him
“Hey I’m having to deal with the fall out at home from you leaving so watch it” he shook his head
“Okay I’m sorry” I held my hands up the last thing I wanted was to fight with Xander over Dimi.
“So if you’re cousins then what are you?” Chad asked making Jackson stutter like a fool.
“Er… I’m… er…”
“He’s our friend and the Quarter back of the school football team” I laughed “and I think he’s a little star struck with you guys being in here”
“What little old us” Mike laughed
“Yeah old being the word” Kerion teased as we pulled up to the club “Just the way Chris likes em….”
“Okay see the heel on the shoe” he nodded “If you don’t want to see it up really close as in through the eye zip it” everyone started to laugh
“Hey you want to fuck with the press?” Chad laughed looking round at me
“You want to screw with the guys that are trying to screw us”
“Sounds painful” Alfie grinned as the driver opened the door.
“No they want a story to make up we can give it to them and probably boost record sales at the same time” Chad shrugged
“Er… we don’t have a record out yet” Pete pointed out
“You do it drops in the US Tomorrow and Europe next week” Daniel winked “why do you think we were working so hard in the Studio when we were in Manchester”
“No one said” I shook my head “surely we should have known?”
“Okay if it bombed would you want to know” Chad asked
“I don’t know”
“I hurts like a bitch when you’re trying to start out and you get knocked on your asses” Mike reached over and closed the door again “Hell we had so many rejections before we got any sniff of a break… this time we’re in charge and we’re going to give you guys every chance to make it”
“Are we going to go in the club or sit here talking” Ryan whined “And come on you have to tell them the truth”
‘Nothing he’s got a mouth and he wasn’t listening to the conversation” Mike opened the door and stepped out. Chad looked back at me
“So if you’re not too pissed with me you still want to fuck with the paparazzi?”
“I’m not pissed I’m confused” I sighed “and I’m wearing pink shoes” he threw his head back and started to laugh he reached for the door and closed it again “Okay now I’m really confused” I pulled a face
“Its okay they can’t see in through the windows right” I nodded and most of your band has got out and most of my band has got out leaving” he gestured to himself and then to me
“Ah okay I get it” I sighed sitting back he reached for a bottle of Jack and poured us both a drink and handed one to me and sat opposite me stretching his legs along the seat. “So why hasn’t Elena said anything about the song?”
“Well that was the reason she had to go back to the US” he took a drink “Look I know we should have probably told you guys but like I said a while ago you all have something that is just right” he sat up “You have an amazing voice and the guys gel with you to make what you do unbelievable and if Elena didn’t have the vested interest in you because of her son then I’d be managing you guys but that’s another story”
“What’s Dimi got to do with anything?”
“Chris she’s a Russian Mother bear who wants the best for her cubs and you are in her eyes the perfect girl for her son and she’s willing to do what it takes to stay close to you so you and he are bound to keep bumping into each other” he smiled and topped up my drink and his.
“Why do I feel like a puppet” I knocked the drink back
“Chris you’re not I swear you’re here because we all want you here and want you to pack the arenas like we do and one day we’ll open for you guys” he clinked his glass with mine. “Okay part two of the plan” he chuckled handing me his glass and pulling off his shirt.
“What are you doing?” I swallowed hard
“Getting naked” he laughed watching my face “I’m kidding” he turned his t-shirt inside out and put it back on again and quickly messed up his hair a little I was now laughing. “Right you need to kiss me”
“Excuse me I’ve had two drinks I think the last time I’d had more” I cried
“No I mean… hey what do you mean you’ve only had two drinks” he looked at me with wide eyes
“I’m kidding I know what you mean you need a lipstick trace right” he nodded I reached into my purse and quickly put a fresh coat od the blush pink lipstick on and looked at him “Okay keep your gum to yourself okay”
“I’ll try” he chucked leaning in and kissing me just enough to get a smear of lipstick on his mouth he pulled back and reached ofr the door “Ready?”
“No wait and don’t look” I pulled my skirt so it rode higher “okay” he reached for the door again “No wait” I leant forward and kissed his neck catching the neck of his shirt as well as his skin
“Okay you’re getting scary good with this scheming” he looked at me and shook his head
“What is it Lukas says Go big or go home” I shrugged as he opened the door the flash bulbs lighting the night as he reached for my hand and helped me out of the car his arm slipping round my waist as we walked inside he bent his head
“Okay let them go make a story and we get to laugh at the fiction they come up with”