……………………. “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 meeting”
“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 him.
“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 head
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 speaker
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. Canada
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 real
“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 again.
“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………………….