...................... I groaned as the alarm beeped like a mental robot I rolled over and smacked it looking at the time, 8.00. I sat up as Pete walked in and handed em a coffee and his laptop
“Damn what time did you wake up?” I yawned as he sat next to me on the bed.
“Morning to you as well” He laughed and “Alfie’s snoring woke me” he opened the lap top as I took a drink of the coffee “Listen to this” he opened the web browser to a page from E-online there was a photo from the red carpet from when Chad had come over. Pete took a deep breath” okay the head line is ‘The ring, the looks the kiss” I raised my eye brow and settled back against the pillows and waited for him to carry on reading. “Chad Kroeger last night was giving nothing away when he turned up to the European music awards with not only his band but also the band that’s climbing up every chart in the world right now… Never West. Their lead singer Christine Sommers seems to have caught the eye of the Nickelback front man if previous pictures are anything to go by. Never West are opening for Nickelback for the entire length of their world tour. But the question on all our lips is what does the 3 carat vintage art deco ring on Christine’s all important finger mean? Chad we know hasn’t been linked to anyone since splitting from his girlfriend early last year, so has Chris tamed the rock god and reined him in for herself? we’ll wait to see if an invitation for a wedding drops in the mail.” Pete looked at me and we both burst out laughing
“You do know I’m blaming you for this” I poked him in the ribs
“How do you work that out” he groaned
“You made me put the ring on that finger last night” I handed him my cup and got out of bed and walked over to the dresser
“Oh I did didn’t I” he laughed I looked at him and nodded “Sorry” he scrunched up his nose. I opened the jewelry box that the ring, earrings and necklace were all in and picked up the ring.
“Just think what will get written when they don’t see me wearing it again” I pushed it back into the grey velvet of the box “Hey can you do me a favor?”
“Sure” He nodded
“Can you go grab me a bagel while I go take these” I lifted the box “to Lukas so he can send back to the Jeweler?”
“Cream cheese” he asked getting off the bed
“Fine” I nodded walking to the door and opening it as the maid was about to knock.
“Hey Mrs. Kroeger” he called out teasing.
“Oh shut up you dork or you’ll be a bridesmaid” I bumped into the Maid “Sorry” she just nodded as I walked down the hall and knocked on Lukas’s door. A tall blonde opened the door in just her underwear “Opps sorry wrong room” I choked out as Chad’s door opened and he and Mike walked out
“Chris” Lukas hurried to the door a sheet wrapped round his waist “Is everything okay” he moved the blond out of the way as I tried not to smile she walked back into the dark end room. I tipped my head to the side. “Jeesh yes I brought home a girl last night” he moaned
“Hey I wasn’t going to say anything but at least we know you are human after all” I giggled
“Gee thanks Christine” he laughed “Morning guys” I looked round.
“Morning” Mike smiled
“Hi” I looked back at Lukas “I was just bringing back the loaned jewelry from last night” I handed him the box
“Oh right yeah” he nodded “Thanks” Mike leant on my shoulder
“You have the nerve to tell us to behave last night Lukas”
“Okay shut up” Lukas moved back from the door
“Hey you need to make sure you’re ready for when we leave” Chad called out as Lukas closed the door giving the finger round the edge of it making the three of us laugh. “So you coming down for breakfast?”
“No Pete’s bringing me some I want to make sure I’ve got everything that needs to come with me to Kuwait and the rest can go on to Italy” I said as we walked back down the hall. I stopped walking and groaned.
“We’re heading to Italy aren’t we after we get back?” they both nodded “Well that’s where my Mom is for the next two months” I leant on the wall
“Okay so I have to ask and I might sound dumb but what’s wrong with your Mom?” Chad held out his hands
“My Mom is the Author of the Stephanie Sanders books” they both looked at each other blankly I sighed and leant on the door to my room “The ‘Rock Baby’ and ‘Dark rock’ novels”
“Ah I know my wife loves them” Mike smiled like a kindergarten getting a question right on the first day, his eyes got wide “Oooo your Stephanie” I half shrugged.
“My Mom took my love of singing and my middle name and her maiden name and created Stephanie Sanders”
“Having a book where you’re the main character must be cool” Chad said trying to sound hopeful “Right?”
“you’d think, but considering in the last book”
“You had a drug issue” Mike butted in we both looked at him “Okay so I took a read when we were on vacation” he held up his hands “The boyfriend sa real loser though”
“You mean Abel the ranch boy” I said shaking my head “# guesses who he’s based on”
“Arron” Chad shook his head
“Bingo. She changed hi name but kept the initial and she had him on a ranch not a farm”
“Wow that’s fucked up” Mike ran his hand through his hair and pulled a face
“Tell me about it the strongest drugs I’ve taken are pain killers after I broke my arm in my freshman year. Te conversation I was having with her last night was her mainly talking about her new book”
“We heard you tell her she couldn’t do something” Mike folded his arms across his chest
“Yeah apparently in this next book while she’s touring Abel is trying to kill Stephanie and she get saved by a Russian whose name starts with a D”
“Does she not know it’s the last information you need getting out?” Chad spat angrily
“One thing you have to understand about my Mom, is she lives in her work not the real world, and she doesn’t see that writing about things that have happened to me will do any harm” I put my hand on the door handle “That’s why she doesn’t’ know 90% of it. She only knows about the rape because for once she was home and the police contacted my parents Pete stepped off the elevator with my bagel in his hand and half a one hanging out of if mouth “I’ll catch you guys later”
“Yeah sure” Chad nodded “Hey Pete” Pete waved as he handed me a bagel and pulled a carton of juice from the pocket of his jeans and gave that to me as well I closed the door I hated feeling like all I was bringing right now was problems but they just seemed to keep coming……………..