………… I look mad" I looked round at the guys as the door opened
and Elena walked in "I look like I should be under a street light
"Wow Chris you look amazing"
"See" Alfie grinned as he strummed on his guitar
"Hey guys we're… Damn Chris" Mike walked in followed by Chad,
Ryan and Daniel I groaned and felt my face turn beet red well at
least I'd match the boots and jacket.
"Come on you're guys tell her she looks good" Elena walked over
"You do like good Chris" Chad sat down "Look at it like this you
don't have to go out dressed like that it's for the stage"
"Yeah Chris" Daniel smiled "We get the luxury of going on stage
in jean's and a t-shirt where as you… well the guys in the crowd
want to fantasize about you and the girls want to be you"
Everyone looked at him "What? Tell me I'm wrong" They all looked
at me and then back at him "See I'm sorry when I go to a show I
want the girl up there to be hot as…"
"Whoa" I laughed "It's not a dollar stripe joint"
"Yeah come on guys Chris is worth Two dollars" Kerion laughed and
ran as I threw an empty bottle at him
"Try it" Chad got up and rubbed my arms one night try it and if
you don't like…"
"Or I fall down the stairs and break my bones" Elena hugged me
and handed me her cell phone
"Someone wants to say something to you"
Me * hello
Dimi * damn first tell Pete thank you for the picture and second
do we get to christen those boots the same way we did with the
Elena * Dimitri Alexi Carpov Вы находитесь на оратора (you're on
Dimi * Дерьмо ... Chris take the phone off speaker
The guys were all laughing as I took the phone off and held it to
my ear and walked out of the room
Me * okay why the hell would you come out with that
Dimi * Stop laughing it's not funny.
Me * Oh it is because all of the guys were in there as in both
bands and your Mom.
Dimi * so I look like some sort of sex crazed Russian guy
Me * Er… if the cap fits
Dimi * oh really Miss. Sommers you don't do so bad
Me * okay it helps I have this really hot guy that I sort of fell
in love with even if he can be a little bit of a hot headed jack
Dimi * hey Niko I think my girlfriend's in love with you
Me * oh will you stop your body's better than his
Niko * gee thanks Chris and you know it wouldn't have worked out
Me * dumbass
Dimi * he's walking away laughing… okay why are you walking round
dressed as you are?
Me * it's my new stage outfit… well one of them
Dimi * oh I can't wait to get over somewhere to see you
ME * I know I miss you
Dimi * you'll be fine you have 7 guys that treat you like a
sister and you'll have guys throwing themselves at you
Me 8 yeah right we're the support band not the head liner and
anyway I only want you
Dimi * glad to hear it, I need to get to pick your sister up for
Me * oh yeah I need to talk to you and Nikolai
Dimi * dude you're in trouble she called you Nikolai
ME * hey you too Dimitri
Dimi * Damn
Niko * What Chris?
Me * what the hell have you been teaching my little sister
Niko *oh she told you about the skank thing
Me * Oh yeah and apparently I should marry my hot Russian piece
Dimi * I'll talk to her
ME * No the two of you need to think before you open your mouths
round her she loves the two of you
The door open and Chad walked out and pointed to the stage I
Dimi * we will don't worry about it… I love you C hris and I miss
Me * Love you too baby
Niko *what about me?
Me * you're okay I guess
Dimitri was laughing on the other end of the phone
Me * hey say Hi to everyone for me will you
Dimi * we will… talk to you later Baby
The phone went dead and I walked back onto the room and handed
Elena her phone back she smiled at me and nodded I walked back
out and onto the stage Chad was talking to one of the roadies.
"He's good" I nodded
"Okay before we go to lunch" he walked over to me "it's not the
outfit that's getting to you is it?"
"I don't know" I shook my head
"Caught up in the whirlwind and you're realizing right now what
you're doing right" He took my arm and lead me over to the drum
riser and sat me down
"It's everything I could ever want" I looked at him "Come on a
year ago I was a knocked up knocked around band kid from a small
town in the mid west" he raised his eye brows I knew he only knew
part of what had happened to me "now look I'm in England, I look
amazing" he started to laugh "And I'm going to be touring with a
band that I've loved forever"
"Thank you" he chuckled "It's finally sunk in" I nodded "Chris if
I or the others for that matter thought for one minute that your
band wasn't capable of doing this we wouldn't have risked time
and a lot of money on you, and there's no way in hell we'd have
given you some songs for yourselves"
"I keep thinking I'm going to wake up in a minute and be in my
bed and this is all some crazy dream" I got up and walked across
the stage and ran my fingers over the microphone on the stand
"I've had to fight of things I want I've had to face so much crap
and this just seems too good to be true"
"It's not it's a lot of long hours hard work and living out of a
suitcase" he sighed "You go to all these different places but
don't get to see them, you live to get on here" he tapped his
foot on the stage before getting up "You do everything to stand
here and make people feel good it becomes like a drug you need it
as much as you need air to breath" the smile spread across his
face "As soon as we heard you.. and I heard you sing that was it
we were going to make it happen for you guys" he looked away from
the arena and at me "I promise you, that you have our backing on
everything". He hugged me tight "I like this it's like having a
"Thank you" I nodded the weight that had been sitting on me
seemed to lift and shift away
"You want to screw with the sound guy" he smiled I looked at him
as he let me go and walked to the Microphone "Hey Joey can we
check it again" he called out
"Sure" Joey called back from the sound desk Chad waved me over
"Oh hell no not both of you"
"Come on this is why you get the big money" Chad smiled
"You do your new one I'll start on Hero" I nodded I closed my
eyes and let the music run through my head as everything else
fell silent I was almost done with the song before realized I was
alone on the stage and the lights were all down apart from a
single spot light Everyone standing round and listening to me as
I finished it there was whistling and clapping from the crew
"See I told you that you can do it" Chad called from the side of
the stage "Now go change and we'll go get lunch"……………