....................... A bang and crash woke me up and something landed on top of me
“Chris… Come on we’re supposed to be having breakfast” Jess whined I groaned at the pain inside my skull
“Jess I’m sick”
“No you’re not Xander said you drank too much beer”
“Where’s dad?” I pulled the pillow over my eyes and tried to control the urge to throw up “By the pool talking to Dimitri’s Mom and that Lukas guy” I moved the pillow and looked at her I got off the bed shakily and walked to the window and looked down to see the three of them sitting at the table talking and having breakfast.
“Hey good morning sunshine” Alfie walked in Damn you were wasted last night”
“Hey you have any idea why the hell that’s happening” I pointed out of the window
“Chris I’m hungry” Jess whined.
“Jess hang on” I pleaded as Alfie peered over my shoulder
“I have no idea. Oh Xander and Jackson are in the other room” he whispered in my ear
“He tell you what he told me last night”
“Yeah and I’m sorry Chris”
“I guess it was too much to hope for” I sighed still looking out of the window. “New Day New Chris” I took a deep breath and groaned “Well new Chris with a mega hangover and I’m so glad we don’t have a gig tonight”
“We do tomorrows the day these guys leave” he pointed to where Jess was now trying to walk in the shoes I wore last night “and we Move to Barcelona’
“Oh kill me kill me now” I grumbled
“Go show and I’ll go get you a coffee” Alfie put his arm round me and pushed me to the bathroom “hey Jess you want to find my sister and tell her to hurry up if she wants to come join us” Jess kicked off my shoes and hurried from my room I looked at my reflection and groaned
“Bride of Frankenstein looks better than you do right now” I grumbled as I turned on the water and showered trying not to throw up as I did. I got out and dressed and put on shaded and took some Advil before I even ventured into the others in the adjoining room.
“You okay Chris” Kerion Smirked pulling on a t-shirt
“Ask me after coffee” I mumbled I looked at Xander “I’m sorry for taking it out on you last night with what you said”
“Hey if you can’t lash out at me then who can you lash out at” he smiled and hugged me “You okay?”
“I’m okay and I’ll only get better so as long as no one talks about the Сын от сука(son of a bitch) we’ll all be fine” I picked up my purse and walked out with the others as Jess turned back up with Ella Alfie’s sister.
“Guys hey wait” we looked round as Xander pressed the button for the elevator Mike ran down the hall toward us “Well for one damn I’m surprised you’re even on your feet this morning” he hip checked me making me groan
“She’s a little tender” Jackson laughed
“After the gig tonight we’re all going to have a sit down meeting in one of the conference rooms here”
“Why?” Alfie looked confused Ryan looked at me
“You haven’t said anything yet”
“Nope I was a little too passed out last night when they got home I will do though and I’ll call you” he nodded
‘We have a press thing so text and one of us will call you back” he started to walk backwards down the hall “And Chris grab a paper on your way out it’s a blast if you get a translator for the Spanish” we all looked at each other as we got into the elevators.
So I guess something went down last night” Pete said looking at me
“Yes and No I found out a few things I’m really unhappy about” I sighed as Jess held my hand as the elevator reached the lobby and we stepped out right into Elena and Lukas “but we’ll get to that later”
‘Off for breakfast?” Lukas smiled
“Finally” Pete nodded I looked at Elena this time she looked pissed
“Christine we need to talk again” she snapped
“Sorry it’ll have to wait I’m doing something” I linked Jackson’s arm
“Sorry Elena I’m not at your beck and call right now” I strode across the lobby literally dragging Jackson with me the other caught up as I heard a stream of Russian I didn’t look back till I was across the busy street and into a restaurant.
“Right what the hell was that?” Alfie said sitting down quickly. I took off my glasses and ordered a really strong black coffee.
“Last night when Chad and I stayed in the limo” I looked round “we were talking about the record being released and us not knowing and he told me that was the reason Elena went back to the US to sort out the release and he apologized for not telling us what was going on and that if Elena didn’t have such a hold on us and me in particular then he and the other’s would be managing us” Kerion dropped his fork onto his plate making everyone jump.
“He’s said that in the past and I always thought they were messing round” I shook my head
“No they’re serious”
“Okay but the thing with Elena?” Alfie butted in
“Well apparently Elena wants to have a hold over me so I have to keep” I did quotation marks in the air with my fingers “bumping into Dimitri”
“What?’ Xander pulled a face “She thinks if you’re under her management she can bring him in and out of your life” Xander was getting pissed “Chris that’s not fair on you or on these guys”
“I know that and believe me Dimitri Carpov is the last person I want to see right now” I picked up my coffee and took a sip of the almost mud like drink in my hands and relished the calming feeling it had on my stomach “But according to Chad Elena wants to keep me close because she thinks I’m right for her son”
“Wow” Alfie sat back and shook his head
“This is insane” Pete leant on the table “are we only here bec..”
“No” I cut him off “We’re here because well we’re good at what we do according to the band” I shrugged pushing away the plate of food as the smell turned my stomach “I went to ask Chad last night if they would still be willing to manage us… I know I should have talked to you guys first but I was angry and I felt like we were all being used” I looked at them “If you went to stay with Elena then we will but I can’t trust her anymore”
“No I can’t either” Pete got up “How the hell is it okay for her to think that she can play with your feelings like that does she not know what Dimitir’s doing?”
‘She said she knows he’s with Reba and she doesn’t like her but to find out he cheated on me at least 6 weeks ago when he left us in Wisconsin after he’d done that Russian poem in the stage for me and all that bull shit… there’s no chance for us now how the hell could I trust him again tell me that”
“I’m in having Nickelback manage us” Alfie nodded
‘Me to we stick together right” Kerion put his hand over mine and smiled at me
‘Thanks guys, I ‘m sorry you’re having to deal with this when we should be...”
“Hey don’t worry about it and any way when you get as drunk as you did last night it makes up for it” Pete chuckled “So tonight we stick together right” we nodded at him “Okay lets eat and at least have some fun for the rest of the day before we have to go to work”…………………….