................. OMG I was sitting across a table from a guy that 6 months earlier I was drooling over with my friends in the movie theatre talking about how he could bite my neck any day and make me into his vampire queen. The conversation was easy he seemed to be sweet and laid back. The only time the conversation turned serious was when he talked about his brother being out in Afghanistan with the Marine Corps.
“So come on I’ve talked about myself most of the night” he leant forward on his arms “What about you?”
“What about me?” I felt slightly shy and messed with the pendant on the choker round my neck.
“Where are you from? What’s your family like?” he sat back and picked up his drink
“Original Wisconsin” I smiled “Small town in the middle”
“Yeah a sensible mid west girl my Mom will be happy” he chuckled raising his glass to me I shook my head
“But I was living in Florida when I... sorry we” I corrected myself “were discovered” I ran my finger round the edge of my glass “and to say it’s been a sort of crazy whirlwind is something of an understatement. Four months ago I was a high school senior now I’m touring the world for a year with Nickelback”
“Wow” he smiled and leant forwards again “How many guys put their number in your cell the night of the awards?”
“Just one” I laughed “because for some reason I believed him when he said his was the same phone and he convinced me to let him see mine while his hand was on my ass” I watched him smirk and hang his head a little “I’ve had to put up with a heap of crap because of you” I wagged my finger at him
“I’m sorry” he pushed his tongue into his cheek “I thought that when I called you earlier and the guy answered that you were in bed with someone” I looked at him and raised my eye brows “Come on a guy answers the phone and tells me your sleeping I almost hung up there and then” the waiter rough the check both of us reached for it “Hey I asked you out I’m paying” he scolded handing his card over
“I’m glad you didn’t hang up”
‘Me too” he nodded “Who was the guy anyway?”
“Chad Kroeger” I nodded “Damn I got a little speechless and tongue tied when I saw him tonight” he rubbed the back of his neck “I make movies for a living and still get star struck” he got up and held my jacket out for me to put on.
“Yeah but it’s just Chad” I picked up my purse
“Exactly Rock god and to get a warning from another member of the band about bringing you home” he laughed
“They’re sort of protective” I pulled a face
“I don’t blame them” The waiter opened the door for us Kellan stepped out first into a face full of camera flashes. I followed him to the curd where he flagged a cab the two of us laughing as we almost fell into it He said something to the driver and draped his arm over the back of the seat “You want t go back to your hotel or you think this date might last a little longer”
“I think I’m good for a while” I nodded goose bumps jumping up on my arm as his fingers brushed against the back of my neck
“I know a little club that you can dance till dawn if you feel like it”
“Dance till dawn”
“Well you might have to make a phone call and let them know you’ll be late” he sighed “But I’ll make sure you get home safely”
“They’ll be okay” I looked at him “Damn you’re hot” my hand flew to my mouth as the words tumbled from between my lips instead of staying put in my brain where they were supposed to be.
“Funny I was just thinking the same thing” he moved to face me “Are you sure if I do this I won’t be treading on someone’s toes?”
“This” he moved a hand and touched the side of my face my eyes closed as I felt his warm breath on my face before his lips touched mine in a sweet kiss that made my head spin he pulled back “Sorry I had to whether I tread on toes or not”
“No toes” I breathed my voice sounded like I was gasping for my last breath
“So no engagement to Chad then?” he smiled as the cab stopped
“I saw the ring and the kiss” he opened the door and took my hand leading me into a club the beat of Latin music spilling out while people moved with each other on the dance floor.
“The ring was part of a set I’d been loaned for the night of the awards” I smiled “and the kiss was Chad being a smart ass”
“You talk about him like he’s a normal guy”
“He is” I laughed “Admittedly I was the same as you the first time we met them”
“Oh yeah I’d just sang on a stage in Tampa” I said sitting down he sat next to me his hand resting on my leg I’d just actually belted out ‘Side of a bullet’ and “I’d come for you’
“One extreme to the other” Kellan laughed I nodded
“Yeah well I finished the song turned round and Nickelback were sitting there… I think we all forgot how to speak and that night Chad helped my onto the stage in boots to here” I indicated mid thigh with 4 inch heels “and I guess the rest is what’s gotten me here”
“I’ve heard about your stage costumes” he bit his bottom lip “Personally I can’t wait” thank god it was dark in the club he couldn’t see me blush. “Come on dance” he got up and pulled me up slipping my jacket off and throwing it along with is onto the chair “One rule we have to be touching all the time when you dance in here” he pulled me into the middle of the dance floor and pulled me against him.
“who taught you to do this?” I was almost breathless as he moved me easily
“Something I picked up” he laughed the dance was hot and sexy and the music as ever was like a drug to me the movement all in the hips we were so close there wasn’t a chance even a hair could get in between us…………………….