.............. Chad opened the door Elena had got herself situated at the top of the table her phone and laptop on the table in front of her she watched each of us walk into the room Lukas pulled out a chair for me to sit down before walking to the chair at the other end of the table facing Elena. Alfie sat next to me on one side with Kerion on the other and Pete next to him Nickelback lining up opposite us.
“So who’s going to get this started?” Elena asked the anger seeping into her voice
“Ladies first” Lukas smiled
“Why? Why so you want to take away my band I found them I created them” She banged her hand on the table making Me jump Kerion looked at me and smiled
“No you admittedly found them and brought them to our attention” Lukas was cool and calm “We organized the contracts”
“They are down to me” he accent was thick
“Excuse me” I half put my hand up making Chad smirk “I think you’ll find that our music teacher found us it was him that put the four of us together you’re sons asked you to have us sing at the party you were having” Ryan leant in and whispered something to Ryan who just nodded as they watched us as I’d emphasized the word sons. Elena narrowed her eyes and stared at me
“You’d know all about both of my son’s wouldn’t you” a wry smile etched it’s way on to her face “Dimi told me about what happened with you and Nikolai” I groaned inwardly as all eyes fell on me “There’s words for a girl like you”
“Hey we’re here to talk about you walking away with a fat paycheck” Chad’s turn to slam his hand down “Your personal feelings to Chris should have nothing to do with any of this… Its business” she turned her head slowly
“You’d understand all about that wouldn’t you” she threw the paper on the table the picture of Chad and I from the night before. It spun to a stop in front of Chad
“Like I said this is about the band not any feelings anyone has on a personal level” he tipped his head and looked at her My heart was in my throat right now and was pretty close to choking me.
“There was a get out clause in the contract” Lukas said ignoring what had just happened “you get this” he slid an envelope across the table she put her hand on it stopping it going anywhere “And you’ll get another $100,000 in six months time” Elena lifted the envelope and put it in her bag.
“So she sleeps with you and you push me out of the picture” she looked back at Chad
“Hey” I got to my feet, Alfie holding onto my wrist “I haven’t slept with anyone, since some Russian son of a bitch swore black and blue he wouldn’t hurt me, but so help me now I’m single who I sleep with is going to be my business and my business only all the guys round the table looked at each other and backed away slightly. “No sign whatever it is you need to sign and stop trying to make me the perfect girl for your son because I’m not, and I’m not going to let myself be in a relationship like that again where he can do what he wants but I have to do what he says” I was glaring at her over the table as she reached for the contact and signed it.
“We trusted you…” Pete said pulling me back down in the seat “we trusted you but you used us to keep Chris part of your life and Dimitri’s do you know how sick that is”
“I hope you’ll all be happy” she got up ignoring Pete and put her things into her bag “I want to talk to Christine alone”
“Hell no” Kerion got up
“It’s okay” I got up and walked to the door that lead to a second room she followed me.
“You think you’re it don’t you” she growled “you’re nothing but a dime store whore” she walked round me like a wild dog about to go in for the kill “Chad’s written song’s about girls like you on their knees “Her voice was low her accent making it hard to understand some of what she was saying “You used Dimi to get to me to get to where you are”
“How the hell did you work that out he never talked about his parents at school and I found out what you did on the way to your party… I never thought I was good enough to be professional I was happy doing what I was doing. We never sought out an agent or a manager” I turned on her “I’m not some sort of puppet for you to dangle in front of Dimitri because you think I’m going to be the good wife while he screws around behind my back”
“You have the nerve to talk about him screwing around you got his brother naked”
“Yes I did because I thought the way to get back at Arron for what he did was find a guy and fuck him” I got in her face “But at least you have one good son and he made me see sense”
“No he just doesn’t like whores that get pregnant and are weak against their men like you and the farm boy” My fist balled up and swung
“Whoa no you don’t” I was grabbed round the waist and turned around and was facing Lukas Dan was behind me as Alfie pulled me over with him and the others “We don’t need an excuse for her to issue a law suit”
“I don’t care” I yelled “You bitch. You god damn bitch I lost that baby because of what the farm boy did to me yes I shouldn’t have been pregnant when I was 17 but shit it happens and I didn’t ask for the crap to be kicked out of me because he’d got me pregnant”
“Get Chris to your room” Lukas instructed Alfie “Chad can you go get hotel security to have Mrs. Carpov escorted from the building”
“Definalty” Chad followed us out and to the elevator “Chris you okay” I just nodded as I paced angrily
“We’ll make sure she’s okay” Kerion sighed
“Good we’ll be up there in a while” Chad walked back down the hall with two of the security guards.
“You’re not going to hit one of us are you” Pete asked as we stepped in the elevator
“No but just give me a few minutes okay” they all knew that I meant just don’t talk to me and let me calm myself down and get things sorted out in my own head……………………………….