...................... 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
"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
"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
"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
"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……………..