……………………. "There's and after party you've all been invited to by
the record company" Lukas said sliding into the seat as the
driver closed the door to the limo "But don't forget we have to
be at the air base but 11.3.0am we're leaving the hotel at 11" he
looked round at all of us "so please no getting drunk off your
asses so you can't function without 10 gallons of coffee and a
bottle of Advil" he pleaded making us all try to look innocently.
"You not coming to the party?" Ryan asked putting his award on
the seat next to him.
"No I have some things I need to get picked up and then I have a
"At almost midnight?" Alfie pulled a face.
"Yes at almost midnight we've got the shots coming in from the
printers from the magazine shoot that we're using as well for the
USO toru for you to sign for the troops" he explained I looked at
"The ones from two days ago?" he nodded "Oh Okay" it had been the
first shoot we'd done for a magazine and it was extremely well
lets just say WOW.
"Okay Well make sure these guys are good" Mike laughed
'I'm serious guys this is a Military thing and it's huge you know
that" Lukas begged
"We'll be here an hour two at the most and then go back to the
hotel" Dan said putting his hand over his hearty Lukas nodded as
my phone started to ring.
Me * hey Mom
Mom * I just saw the show honey, I'm so proud of you
Me * thanks… how's the book thing going?
Mom * awesome the Italians are so crazy… and I'm already 6
chapters into the new novel you're inspiring me so much
Mom* you see Stephanie is getting pushed around too much by Abel
and he's pushing her for money and she gets swept up into the
arms of a strong good looking Russian called DANILA that comes to
her rescue in a club when Able tries to choke Stephanie.
I could feel my eyes getting wide Alfie nudged me and I shook my
Mom* but then again looking at the hottie kissing you tonight
should I change it for American
Me * mom you can't do that.
All eyes turned to me I just shrugged at them as she wasn't on
Mom * Oooo a French Canadian
Me * Mom knock it off and you can't do that
Mom * Honey of course I can… so what's happening with you and Mr.
Me * Mom you can't. Do you know what the press would do with it
if they found out we're relate… and nothing's going on
I pinched the bridge of my nose
Mom * really I saw the red carpet stuff and let me tell you for
the point of view of the audience there were sparks
Me 8 has the doctor upped your meds or something
Mom * no… I want to meet him you know
Me * Mom who
Mom * the guy from the band your with what is it Dollarback
Me 8 okay now that's really sad that you don't know the name of
the band I'm touring with and it's Nickelback.
I I hung my head, Kerion rubbed my shoulder
Mom * oh silly me I knew it was something to do with money
Me * Mom I have to go I'm going to a party
Mom * okay honey make sure you use protection
Me * Okay now I'm done night Mom
I hung up the phone
"Chris" Pete leant forward and nudged me
"My mother has no clue" I looked at him and shook my head "All
she wants to do is use me to makethe Stephanie character more
"It's okay" no one else said anything as the limo stopped at
another huge hotel again with a red carpet outside. "I'll get Dad
to try to talk some sense into her"
"We can get the lawyers involved" Chad offered
"I'll see if I can get her not to tell people she's my mother
first and then we'll go from there" I sighed "Oh and she thinks
you're a hottie which I have to say is really icky coming from my
mother" the others started to laugh as the door opened. We got
inside with out too many questions my phone started to ring
"I'll grab you a beer" Pete smirked as I pulled it from my purse
again, I nodded and walked over to the hall between the bathrooms
where it wasn't as noisy.
Me * you called to yell?
Niko * No I called to make sure you were okay, but I wasn't sure
you'd take the call
Me * you're not your mom trying to play puppet master and you're
not you douche bag cheating brother so I'm good talking to you
Niko * I'm sorry Chris… for all this crap
Me * it's not your fault
Niko * I know but it's my family
Me * I won't hold it against you
Niko * so how are you.. I mean I know you're amazing I watched
the award thing tonight… and we all saw the kiss?
Me * the tours going amazingly, we're having a blast and Niko
don't believe everything you see okay
Niko * What
I heard doors slam and a stream of Russian
Niko * Chris I have to go because I have my brother standing
glaring at me. So Chris have fun okay and don't forget not all
Russians are ass holes
Me * I know and call me whenever you want and thanks Niko.
I hung up as a bottle of beer was waved in front of my face
"Did you just say Niko?' Kerion handed me a beer
"Yep he called me to see how we were doing" I leant on the wall.
"He call to bitch about his mom?"
"Nope" I shook my head
"You think there might be another motive?"
"I don't know I do know that as long as you guys know what's
going on then that's what matters" I took a drink "I think one
thing I'm learning really quickly who I can really trust."I
linked his arm "Come on lets go have some fun for a while. We
spent the next hour or so meeting people we'd only dreamt of
meeting a few months before.
"You guys ready to go?' Chad walked over
"We are but I think if Chris gets hit on again…" Alfie started to
laugh as I walked over pushing my phone into my purse
"What?" I looked at them
"Were all leaving" Mike said knocking back the last of his beer
"Hey are you getting numbers?' Chad smirked I batted my eye
lashes and cocked my head
"Me" I put my hand on my chest "I don't know what you mean"
"Yeah right Kellan Lutz had one hand on your ass while he messed
with your phone" Kerion laughed I took a deep breath and looked
round trying not to laugh
'Okay where's the limo" I pushed my tongue in my cheek as the
doorman opened the door for us. Kerion Put his arm round my
shoulders as the crowds seemed to converge a little as we stepped
out Chad took my hand and pulled me behind him when the flash
bulbs went offI got in the limo behind Chad the other following
suit. Mike looked at me and shook his head
"Looks well he gives you a ring and you're getting your ass felt
by some actor" he teased I opened my mouth to say something and
they all looked at me and just started to laugh. Damn sometimes
it was a pain being the only girl in the guys club………………….