………………… I lay back under the huge down comforter and picked up my phone. I dialed and waited while it rang
Kellan * hey you
Me * hi
Kellan * I’ve said no. I called my agent and told them I wasn’t going to do it
Me * thank you I didn’t even give you a reason
Kellan * the sound in your voice was reason enough Chris… I went and picked up copies of the books. Is Abel a real guy
Me * yes
Kellan * the drugs
Me * No that part I assure you is fiction along with the drinking
Kellan * but the hitting
Me * yes
Kellan * Chris I’m sorry
Me * it’s okay but she’s planning more stuff including the fact…
Kellan * Chris you okay?
Me * she wants to include in the next installment that he tries to choke her to death after he’s… after he’s raped her
There was a tense silence on the other end of the phone
Kellan * and I take it that’s not fiction
Me * I wish it was… but you have the reason why I
Kellan * Can you stop her?
Me * I don’t know I think Lukas is working on it all I know is my head hurts like a bitch my ass is freezing because I spent almost an hour outside in the snow talking
Kellan * Hey you’re a Midwest girl you should be able to handle it
Me * smart ass
Kellan * made you smile though didn’t I?
Me * yes you did
Kellan * wish I could give you a hug right now sounds like you need it
Me * I do but I’m going to be okay
Kellan * that I don’t doubt with the people you have round you right now
Me * I’d better let you go it’s getting late
Kellan * Chris it’s one in the afternoon here in L.A.
Me * Well I’m at midnight here
Kellan * well why don’t I let you go and get some sleep
Me * Okay
Kellan * I have a flight to catch in a few hours
Me * Canada?
Kellan * No I have a modeling shoot to do first
Me * Okay I’ll talk to soon
Kellan * sounds like a plan and sleep well
I hung up and pushed my phone onto the night stand and lay back looking at the ceiling the door knocked and then opened Alfie put his head round
“I wondered if you were sleeping?” I sat up and shook my head
“I was talking to Kellan” I hugged my knees
“You want company” I raised my eye brows
“Don’t ask her” Kerion laughed barging in past Alfie and doing a superman leap onto my bed “We’re all crashing in here with you tonight” He stood up on the bed as if on stage “For one night only Never west fighting over the comforter” I had to laugh as Pete walked in with a huge bucket of Ice cream on silver tray.
“We called the girls and they told us what we needed to do” he put the tray down I had to smile there were slabs of chocolate, the ice cream and strawberry sauce “Personally I think using the sauce not on a hot girl is a waste but considering we don’t have the hot girl” he chuckled “we’ll do the girly thing… but I draw the line at facials and manicures”
“Have I ever told you guys I love you” I smiled
“Frequently” Kerion nodded handing me a bowl………………………….
……………. “Up early aren’t you?” I looked round as Mike walked into the hotel’s gym while I was running on the treadmill
“Yeah I got kicked out of bed”
“Alfie’s a bed hog”
“ALFIE” Mike choked on his water “What… what?”
‘They all slept in my bed last night they were trying to do what the girls would have done and rally round with soooo much sugar I think Pete will be like the energizer bunny and Kerion well he’s lactose intolerant with the noises coming from him last night” Mike got on the treadmill next to me laughing.
“You doing better today?”
“So far” I nodded “Chad was awesome last night and then I talked to Kellan”
‘People have your back Chris” He looked at me “Are you going to call your Dad?”
“I can’t… not yet” I slowed the machine to a walk “I’d be done with my parents if it wasn’t for Jess”
“Chris you can’t be your sister’s keeper you have to hope they learn by the mistakes they made with you and make things right with her”
“I know” I stepped off and grabbed my towel “Do you think I should ignore that the movies being made?”
“Hell no” He shook his head “Call your Mom and let her know how you feel”
“I’ve tried that with the books and she takes no notice”
“We’ll sue the ass off her then… come on she tried to get your now boyfriend to play the part of a guy that kicked the crap out of you… Chris that’s beyond wrong”
“I know Kellan ‘s not my boyfriend?”
“You know what I mean” he groaned “I’m not going to get in your face like my dumb assed brother did last night but Chris kick there ass before they kick yours” I took a deep breath and walked out of the gym Lukas was in the lobby talking to a guy in a suit.
“Christine” I walked over to them
“How you doing?”
“I’m good so far” I smiled “I need to shower”
“Sure oh Chris we have the Underwear shoot tomorrow”
“You’re kidding” I swallowed hard “I’d better get back in the gym”
“You look fine” Lukas laughed “But I need you ready to leave at 7 am”
“Sure” I nodded “Mike said I should try calling my Mom to try to get her to stop”
“No I’ll handle it” Lukas added quickly “You do what you do best” he gently pushed me to the elevator “Oh you have a press conference later today as well so let the guys know for me” I nodded as I pushed the button on the bank of elevators and stepped inside. I walked into my room as the maid walked out and smiled at me
“I’m back” I put my head round the connecting door
“Er… Chris come here” Pete called out
“I’m sweaty and I need to shower” I pulled the band from my hair
“Chris” the tone in his voice was harder
‘Jeez I’m coming” I walked into the room