…………….. I stopped with the water bottle half way to my mouth
Kellan * you still there?
Me * Yeah sorry what did you say I don’t think I heard you right
Kellan * okay now I’m being laughed at because I’m apparently turning red but I asked if maybe I could take you out for dinner
Me * er… I can’t before a gig I’d throw up
I looked round all the guys were looking at me
Kellan * When do you get in to Rome?
Me * about two hours why?
Kellan * how about I swing by your hotel and take you out tonight?
Me * sure…
Kellan * so I need to know where you’re staying
Me * sorry still a little groggy er… Hey Lukas what’s the name of the hotel we’re staying at.
“The Grand Hotel Plaza by the Spanish steps” Lukas said pulling a piece of paper from his folder
Kellan * nice hotel no wonder we couldn’t get in if you guys are taking it over
Me * You know it?
Kellan * yep so lets say you text me the room number when you get there and let me know what time
Me * okay I’ll see you then
Kellan * see you in while
I hung up the phone I could feel they all wanted to ask me something I pulled the blanket closer round me and looked out of the window.
“Oh come on Chris?” Pete moaned “What did he want?”
“To ask me to dinner” I was struggling inside with Dimitri’s words and the fact Kellan Lutz was taking me to dinner. My phone beeped.
‘Damn he’s eager” Chad said coking his head I lifted my phone.
“It’s not him” I swallowed as it came up with new message from Dimi
“Give me the phone Chris” Chad held out his hand “Please” I held it out he took it “Pete got you a new phone we all know what he said” I shook my head
“I don’t want to do this right now” I looked at him he nodded he pushed the phone into the pocket of his jacket Pete handed me a phone.
“I transferred all the numbers I thought you’d want and I left out all the ones that” I put my hand over his and smiled at him “Kellans’ is in there” he chuckled making me blush slightly
“Thank you” he dropped a kiss on my head and walked back to his seat I curled my legs up and looked out of the window the sky streaked deep purple and orange as the sun began to set……………………..
………………… I pulled on my boots and looked in the mirror as the door to my room knocked the guys were all sitting in the room watching TV none of them had said anything about Dimi or the phone message I looked at them.
‘Hey it’s your date?” Kerion laughed “You get the damn door”
“Gee thanks pal” I took a deep breath and walked to the door and pulled it open there was a shriek and a thud behind me I looked round at Alfie and Pete in a heap on the floor both of them had swung back on the chairs to get a better view of the door. “Okay that’ll serve you right it’s only Dan” I laughed walking into the bathroom
“So he not here yet?” Dan lent over Pete’s shoulder and picked up a cookie from the tray
“You’re kidding you’ve come here to see … Dan looked at me as the door knocked
“Yeah the others are on their way over too” he laughed walking to the door I groaned and fastened the necklace round my neck.
“She hasn’t left yet has she” Mike asked
“Nope we haven’t missed anything… where’s Chad?”
“On the phone” Ryan’s tone was edged with a malicious undertone I looked in the mirror and put my hands on the sink. “Hey you” Ryan leant on the door frame I smiled weakly at him “You okay?”
“I will be” I took another deep breath.
“Oh I picked up something for you from reception” he held out a blue box I took it and took off the card
Follow the advice inside and you’ll be fine
I turned the card over there was no name on it I opened the box inside was a bracelet with the words
‘Have faith in your dreams’
Etched on to it.
“Guys” I stepped out of the bathroom “Did you have anything to do with this?”
“Nope” they were all watching a Soccer game on the TV
“I went to get our mail and they gave me that” Ryan shrugged hardly tearing his eyes from the screen “Why”?” I walked over and held out my arm
“Nice” Kerion smiled “someone got it right”
“Yeah but there was no name on the card” I leant on the back of the couch
“So it could have been a fan or one of your friends trying to surprise you” Dan looked at me
“I’ll Call Heidi and see if her or Miranda sent it” Alfie yawned as the door knocked “That’ll be Chad” I walked abck to the door and opened it.
“Sorry I’m a little late” I swallowed hard Damn Kellan Lutz was standing in front of me “I got caught on the phone” there was the shriek and the thud again I groaned and leant on the door Kellan looked round my arm.
“Excuse my dumb friends” I sighed looking round again only to see Mike and Ryan on the floor this time “Oh God you ready to leave” I laughed a little.
“Sure” he nodded his dimples flashing making me forget my own name and What Russian
“Hey Whoa” Mike skidded up to the door as I grabbed my jacket and purse from the bed “Okay young lad call if you’re going to be late and you don’t do anything I wouldn’t”
“Dude shhh” Ryan called out “You’ve done things that are Illegal inmost counties”
“True” He sighed “Okay please bring back our Christine in one piece”
“Oh God Mike really” I hung my head before pushing him back into the room him laughing
“Hey did you read the riot act” Chad’s voice came from behind Kellan making him jump
“I should have just met you in the restaurant I’m sorry” I looked at Kellan before looking to Chad “Yes he did and don’t you even” I held up my finger” he winked at me and dropped a kiss on my cheek
“Have fun and don’t worry about a thing okay” he whispered in my ear “Call if you need us” he moved away and walked into the room to the others.
“I’m really sorry about all of that”
“Hey it’s okay” he smiled walking with me to the elevator “you should have heard the crap I got while I was getting ready like a pack of damn wolves”
“Okay that’s a bad joke right”
“Yeah but it made you laugh” he pushed the button for the elevator “SO you hungry?”
“Yeah the last time I ate was I think yesterday but then with the flight I have no idea” I got in the elevator and leant on the wall
“Okay dinner then we’ll see what happens?” my stomach did flips as he looked at me suddenly the smile falling off my face as Dimi’s words flooded back. Damn I had to stop thinking about him ‘”and by the way you look amazing” I looked at him and pushed all thought os Russian’s out of my mind………