……………….. "Morning" I walked into the room set up for all of us to
"Wow I really thought we'd have been throwing water over you to
get you out of bed" Chad laughed pushing his plate away. "What
time did you end up going to bed?"
"About 20 minutes after you left" I poured a glass of juice and
sat down next to Pete Lukas walked in with Kerion.
"Ahh good you're all here" he smiled "Album"
"Excuse me?" I shook my head Lukas sat down
"You guys need to get an album done and out" Mike butted in
"Can we do that while were touring?" Pete questioned
"Yes… it's harder but you can do it" Lukas nodded
"When?" I looked round at them
"Well we have another week here in Russia" Lukas flipped open his
laptop and tapped away "and then we do the shows back at Ramstein
before going to Afghanistan for Christmas" "After that you guys
get two weeks off"
"Do we get to go home at least for a couple of days?" Alfie asked
"Sure but it can only be for four days tops" Lukas said firmly
"Chad's offered the use of the recording studio he has at his
place" Lukas looked at Chad
"It's easier I have six bedroom you can all stay there and these
guys are still close enough to help out: he pointed to the others
"Canada" Kerion tipped his head
'Well Yes I'm Canadian" Chad laughed
"Awesome" Alfie beamed
"Sounds like a plan" I nodded getting up I slipped my arms into
my jacket "I'll wait for you guys in the car" I picked up my
purse and walked out
"Okay what did you say to upset her" Ryan poked Chad "You didn't
get in her face again did you?"
"No she was fine when I left the bar… I asked if she was going to
bed and she said she'd be up when she'd made a phone call" he
"Who did she call? Kerion asked quickly " I hope to god it wasn't
"I don't know" Chad shook his head. They all looked at each other
and scrabbled to their feet.
I slid into the warmth of the waiting car as my phone rang
Me * hello
Miranda * okay I tried calling you a zillion times last night
Me * so I had something going on
Miranda * Oooo did it involve a sexy man?
Me * One track mind or what
Miranda * hey my best friend's knocking boots with Kellan Lutz I
think I have the right to have a one track mind when I've
actually spoken to him and got a hug from him
Me * hey you're going off into one of your states again
Miranda * sorry… okay again you said no padding right
Me * Mir…
Miranda * sorry so what were you doing that you couldn't tear
yourself away from to talk to me?
Me * Well first hold on I'm sending you a picture
I forwarded the picture of me with Kellan from the photo shoot
that I'd waved in Dimitri's face. There was a squeal and a thud
on the other end of the phone
Me * Mir you there?
Miranda * Damn you woman that's so damn hot it's like soft porn
Me * oh jeez Miranda
Miranda * just wait… Hey Xander what do you think to this?
Me * Don't give it to him
Xander * EW I need to boil my eyes and bleach my thoughts… that's
Me * told you not to show him
Miranda * okay maybe the wrong person Jackson Soft porn or EW?
I groaned and put my head between my knees
Jackson * Damn I need a cold shower and I want to be him… wait
that's Chris and the Vampire guy
Me * Gee thanks Jackson
Jackson * you never looked like that at school girl
Me * well I think I'd have been suspended if I had turned up
looking like that
Jackson * true… so you dating him
Me * can I just talk to Miranda a minute guys please
Jackson * so that's a yes… Ha in your face Carpov
Me * Jackson
Jackson * Sorry here's Mir
Miranda * Hey I've taken you off speaker what's wrong
Me * Dimitri came to the hotel last night
Miranda * wow did her get his ass kicked
Me * No the guys were in the bar and didn't see him but I
certainly unloaded on him… I don't think I really gave him the
chance to say anything
Miranda * nice
Me * I didn't cry in front of him but then I was still on a high
from the afternoon
The guys pilled in the car and looked at me I smiled and shook my
head at them
Miranda * Sex drugs and rock and roll
Me * No take the drugs from the equation
Miranda * you and Kellan again?
Me * no Chad
Miranda * Say what?
Me * I'm kidding yes Kellan
Miranda * Oooo but can you imagine both of them like a really
hot delicious sexy stud filled sandwich
Xander * HEY
Miranda * Ooops
Me * you're crazy
Miranda * no your cousin's holding out on me till winter formal
next week we're at one of the hotels in the city
Me * Okay TMI
Miranda * Sorry … so you over him?
Me * Yeah… I mean god he's still good looking and the accent's
stronger now but I can't go back there
Miranda * good or we'd kick your ass so what else is bugging you…
you're not knocked up are you?
Me * Hell no… I need you and Xander to do something for me though
Miranda * sure
Me * Check on Jess for me… there's some crap going on with both
my Mom and Dad and I can't talk to them but I don't' want Jess
hurt in all of this
Miranda * sure I'll go round after school and see if she wants to
go the movies or something
Me * thank you… oh what were you trying to call me for by the way
Miranda * Reba's getting to be a little rounder
Me * what you mean she eats more than a lettuce leaf a week
Miranda * no but put it like this here and her sister have more
in common now than just screwing Dimi
Me * okay what?
Miranda * Jeez you've been out of high school way to long if
you're not getting the hints
Me * OH MY GOS SHES PREGNANT
Lukas started to choke on his gum
Miranda * yup… another reason for Mr. Carpov to be sent to
Me * Damn… and it's Moscow by the way
Miranda * who cares he's got her pregnant and he's been sent to
the other side of the world
Me * wow… does he know?
Miranda * I don't know I've left messages with Niko but I haven't
heard anything yet and he's supposed to be back her for formal so
I'll try to find out
Me * okay I have to go and I'm sorry I missed your calls
Miranda * hey getting kissed all over by Mr. Lutz is a perfect
excuse… we love you Chris
Me * Love you too
I hung up and looked round the car
"It's scary when my Name gets mentioned and then a few sentences
later the word pregnant" Chad pulled a face
"Eaves dropping is naughty" I chucked I was winding up Miranda
'Okay so who's knocked up?" Alfie prodded my knee