……………… I linked Alfie’s arm as we walked across the compound toward the stage to sound check.
“Excuse me” there was running footsteps behind us “Ma’am” I groaned at the use of the Ma’am again I turned and Kellan’s brother skidded to a halt.
“Please it’s Chris” I smiled
“Sorry force of habit” he chuckled “I won’t be around tomorrow I have patrol but I have something for you he pulled a small package from his pocket “Kellan sent it to me and asked if I saw you to give it to you and tell you Merry Christmas”
“You’re kidding” Alfie laughed “are you sure you guys are” he paused to do quote marks in the air “FRIENDS”
“Yes I’m sure” I smiled “Thank you”
“You’re welcome and I’d better let you go it looks like they’re waiting for you” Drexil pointed to where Kerion and Pete were already on the stage “See you later” he hurried back to the mess tent
“I’m still not convinced” Alfie said pulling me to the stage “I think you and he like each other more then you’ll admit”
“Alfie yes if we were in the same city hell if we were in the same country maybe it could work but he’s away filming and I’m never in the same place longer then what 3 days” I shook my head “I like the fact I can call him and talk to him with out the relationship crap getting in the way… without the possessive what are you doing where are you going and who’s going to be there” I put my head on Alfie’s shoulder as we walked “Is it wrong I’m trying to have fun?”
“No” he sighed “and hey if you guys are good with it then we can handle the way you smile when he’s been around” I walked up the steps of the stage
“Ahhh now that is down to the pure animal sex” I laughed Alfie hung his head and groaned………….
…………..“So did you open it yet” Pete asked as he zipped up the back of my top for me
“No it’s on the bunk over there it’s Christmas eve not Christmas day”
“Oh come on Chris” Ryan was throwing and catching a ball as he was lay on his back “How the hell can you wait when there’s a gift sitting there?”
“Yeah Chris it rattles” Chad Smiled “And nice move not packing the corset this time”
“You’ve shaken it?” I looked at him and he nodded “and it’s easier with the zipper”
“You guys must be the ones that open the gifts and then wrap them back up” Kerion laughed
“Yeah” Ryan and Chad laughed at the same time I walked over to my bunk and sat down and took off the paper.
“Okay so if you’re anything like my wife then that has to be a least a blow job just for the Tiffany box” Mike butted in
“Okay I’ll pretend you did not just say that” I screwed my nose up at him
“Sorry” he chuckled I lifted the lid on the perfect blue box
“Damn” Kerion whistle d as he lent on my shoulders and looked at the Diamond star earrings nestled in the satin lining. “You think they’re real?” I lifted one out
“Well if they are from Tiffany then hell yeah they’re real” Lukas whistled “Nice gift Chris” I nodded as the diamond caught the light in the tent and flashed a little.
“What else is in there?” Chad had moved bunks and was sat next to me as I put the earring back with it’s partner and lifted out a simple necklace with a silver disc hanging from it. “I like that” I looked at him “Live your life with no regrets” he read holding the pendant between his fingers “I think he’s said there”
“Theres a note?” Alfie pointed to a small blue card that was under the lid of the box
The pendant says it all, and the stars for a star
Oh and Merry Christmas
“Do I have time to make a phone call before we go on” I looked at Lukas he nodded I grabbed my phone and walked out of the tent.
“You think he’s in love?” Chad looked at the others
“Have you ever bought diamonds for a girl you’re not in love with?” Mike looked at his brother.
“Yeah” Chad nodded
“Yeah right who?”
“It doesn’t matter who I have that’s all” Chad grinned
“Dude that’s called paying for it?” Pete smirked
“No… what’s wrong with buying a special gift for girl”
“Er… I’m not about to spend thousands of dollars on someone that’s just a friend” Dan held out his hands.
“Spending $20,000 isn’t really going to break the bank for any of us is it” they all looked at him “Okay I’m going to go get a drink” Chad got up and walked out of the tent.
“You think he’s getting back with his ex?” Mike Looked at Dan
“I hope to god not, not after the way she just left” Dan shrugged.
“He did get Mom a bracelet for Christmas” Mike got up “He’s messing with us he’s talking about that”…..
…………. I dialed Kellan’s number
Kellan * hey I wasn’t expecting to hear from you while you’re out there
Me * well I have to say you have a cute brother
Kellan * you’ve met him?
Me * we were eating together earlier and I gave him your message and he laughed.
Kellan * did he give you anything?
Me * well that’s the other thing I was calling for. Thank you for the earring and the necklace
Kellan * we’re they okay I mean I can take them back
Me * no I love them
Kellan * yeah well I thought with some of the crap you’ve got going on with your family you could do with a friend to make you smile
Me * and you did but I’m getting so much crap about there being more to us
Kellan * hey me too
Me * no one believes me wheni tell them we’re friends
Kellan * yup same here… I’ve been told a friends with benefits thing by a couple of the guys
Me * our friends have the same way of thinking
Kellan * not that I mind being your booty call
Me * Oh my god did you just say that
Kellan * you ‘re probably about to go on stage right
Me * Yeah
Kellan * not as nervous now are you… because you’re mind is now in the back of the Limo going to the airport
Me * okay my mind wasn’t there but damn it is now
Kellan * sorry I had to do it
Me * what that thing in the limo or reminding me about it
Kellan * both… friends
Me * friends… oh and by the way you’re gift should be arriving with you at some point today
Kellan * you got me a gift
Me * yep I saw you looking at it in Rome in the store so keep watching for Fed Ex
Kellan * you rock girl
Me * I plan on it and Merry Christmas
Kellan * Merry Christmas Chris say hi to the guys and my brother
Me * I will.
I hung up the phone as the guys walked out of the tent
“Ready to rock the troops” Kerion smiled