…………………. "You nervous?" Kellan smiled as he watched me pushing in
the ear pieces
"Oh nervous doesn't even begin to cover it" I said shuffling from
one foot to the other I looked round as Kerion was tapping on the
wall with his drumsticks his head down his eyes closed "Look" I
nodded in his direction Pete walked out of the bathroom looking
green as Alfie handed him a stick of gum. "This bit is horrible,
I don't mean to be gross but" I took his hands he wrinkled his
nose at the clammy feel of my hands in his "and you really don't
want to know how my stomach feels" I smiled I saw Miranda and
Heidi watching us smiles on their face the pride in their friends
all to evident. "As soon as I step off the first step into the
spotlight with the music round me the nervousness just vanishes"
"You think maybe a kiss might help a little?" he asked putting
his hands on my
"It wouldn't hurt" I laughed he lent in and kissed me gently on
the lips hips as the stage manager walked toward us
"Two minutes guys Chris you need to get up the stairs" I nodded
and stepped back Alfie and Pete hugged me as another roadie
handed then their guitars. I walked over to Kerion and pulled out
his earphones and hugged him all he gave me was a single nod and
he took the steps to the riser two at a time and disappeared into
the darkness Kellan stepped back as I walked up the stairs the
drum beat starting as I reached the top and I was out into the
bright light again. We all came off the stage laughing and
smiling Miranda handed me a towel
"Okay you guys are so much better than that night on the football
field" she laughed "and we thought you were good back then"
"It's called practice and expert guidance" Mike laughed "Nice job
as usual guys" he high fived all of us.
"Thank you" Kerion smiled draping his arm round Miranda and
making her groan
"Okay shower" she ducked from under his arm "I won't let Xander
hug me after a game till he's showered and I'm sleeping with him"
we all looked at her
"Bang you like a storm door in a hurricane does he?" Kellan
laughed, the guys started laughing Miranda turned beet red.
'Ew I think I just threw up in my mouth" I shuddered
"it's my cousin she's dating"
"Oh I'm sorry" Kellan shook his head.
"It's okay I'm going to go grab a shower and change" he nodded
"I'll watch these guys" he pointed to Nickelback as they stepped
onto the stage I walked into the dressing room.
"I'm sorry I said that about your boyfriend Chris" Miranda looked
"Oh come on it wouldn't be you if you actually put your brain in
to gear before your mouth" I giggled "and he's not my boyfriend"
they all looked at me
"What I met him yesterday and yes I've already rolled round in
bed with him…"
"And the shower" Alfie laughed sitting down and pulling Heidi on
to his lap
"Yes that as well" I sighed "Okay I never meant for it to happen
but it did and fine if you want to call me a…"
"Hey we didn't say a word and we won't" Pete said shaking his
head "You're single right and you can have fun" He grabbed a
bottle of water "If it's good for the goose and all that"
"Okay can we stop bringing up the Russian" I groaned as Miranda
unlaced the corset.
"With pleasure" Alfie nodded I walked off and showered and got
changed I walked up to the side of the stage where Kellan was
with his friends watching the show.
"So was I right about it being better watching it from here?" I
stood next to him
"Oh yeah" he slid his arm round my waist "This has to be the best
I've been to" he looked at me "And I have to say you guys were
"He's after something" Alex laughed looking at me "We've seen him
in action before" Kellan hung his head
"Excuse my friends they're as bad as yours" he groaned.
"It's okay" I shrugged I looked to the stage and watched as Chad
walked over to his drink talking to the fans he looked up at me
"Well I have to say it OH My God we're being watched by Miss
Christine Sommers" he laughed I groaned "Chris come here" I shook
my head Mike looked at me and started to laugh "Kellan will you
for two minutes get your hands of Chris and let her come here"
Kellan was laughing and held up his hands I shook my head. Chad
pouted and tipped his head "You guys want to hear more from Chris
don't you?" the crowd started to clap and whistle. "Come on girl
you're in prime position standing there" the stage hand handed me
my ear pieces I pushed them in. "Mike will you grab her and get
her out here. Mike walked to me as I took the microphone that was
handed to me I looked back at Kellan
"See what I have to put up with" Mike grabbed my hand and pulled
me to the stage
"Hey these guys have seen me once tonight' I laughed as I walked
over to Chad
"I know but remember the other week we screwed with the sound
Guy" Chad handed me his drink I nodded 'Well I was wondering if
you wanted to screw with him again" we both looked out across the
stadium and could just make out Joey waving his arms
"Oh Hell yeah you know me I'll screw with anyone" I regretted the
words as they came out
"Well okay" Chad pulled a Face "Kellan she didn't mean that
literally" I felt my face go red
"I'm going to kill you" I laughed walking to the front of the
stage and handing his drink to a guy in the front of the crowd
"S.E.X." there was a heap of screaming at just one word
"Well not right now" I shrugged it was so much fun messing around
"I wasn't offering I was meaning the song"
"Why not" I walked back to him the bass started and we did the
"Ladies and Gentlemen Christine Sommers" Chad called out as I
walked off the stage. Mike patted me on the back
I am going to kill all of you for that"
'Imagine what the press will do with it?" He shrugged "Go have
fun Chris" Kellan held out his hand to me. I took it
"You want to get out of here?" he asked
"Sure if you don' t mind missing the end of the gig"
"I'll go tell the others' I'm leaving" he nodded and watched as I
walked away. We slid into a cab in the darkness the rain still
falling. "So where are we going?"
"I found a cute little bar this afternoon I thought we could go
there for a while and then" I looked at him
"Do you mind getting wet?" He raised his eye brow at me "No I
mean I haven't done this for a long time"
"Walked in the rain" I tapped the cab driver on the shoulder and
got him to stop I handed him the money and stepped out the cool
night air felt good I felt Kellan's fingers slip in between mine
as we started to walk. "What time do you leave tomorrow?"
"We fly at noon"
"The crazy life we led Huh?"
"Something like that" he stopped me and turned me to face him as
soft music spilled for a bar near by "You ever danced in the
rain?" I shook my head "Well it sort of has to happen when you're
in a city like this" he pulled me to him and started to move me
round "And it's like some old black and white movie"
"Are you trying to be romantic"
"Yeah but it's failing isn't it" he laughed
"Just a little" there was a clpa of thunder
"I think we need to get inside" He took my hand and pulled me
across the street "And this just so happens to be my