................. "You think there's the slimmest of chances that
we won't be seen?" I asked as we drove into the city
"None what so ever" Chad laughed "But it'll shock them that
you're here and not in Seattle and with me not Kellan"
"Oh it's like Europe all over again" I shook my head
"You'll be fine and it's nice to see you smiling"
"I swear you were a girl in a past life"
"How do you work that out?" he pulled a face
"getting me to take a hot bath with a view like you have from
your house and then going shopping… hold on you're not gay are
you" I teased
'I'll ignore that comment" He groaned "That's the restaurant over
there by the way" he pointed to a place across the street from
where we were.
'Good directions from the navigator" I sighed flicking the
McLaren round in the street and pulling up outside
"Okay that's scary" Chad groaned as the valets almost fought to
get to the car. The door opened and the guy offered me his hand
to get out I took it and watched the expression on his face
change to shock when he realized who I was. Chad walked round the
car and put his hand lightly on the middle of my back walking
with me inside. "It never gets old" he chuckled as we were shown
to a table.
"seeing the faces of people when they're just expecting a normal
person and then it's you getting out of the car or stepping off
the elevator" he took the menu he was offered "So after here you
up for me taking you somewhere else"
Okay that depends I heard some of the stories from you going out
with the guys and you all ended up in the ass end of town is some
strip club" he hung his head "See you guys think I'm sleeping
half the time but I'm listening"
'Okay that was years ago and Dan was driving"
"And that's your defense"
"Yep and I'm sticking to it" He shrugged "So trust me"
"Of course" I nodded
"And I get to drive?"
"Yes you get to drive" I laughed we ordered and sat talking about
the album and how we'd make a start on it he handed me his phone
and played a song for me "sounds good"
"If the others like it it can me the 12 track on the album for
"Send it to them and they can listen to it before they get here"
"Already did… and we have photographers outside of here right
now" he pointed to the window with his glass "You ready to run
"Answer no questions okay?" I nodded as he paid the check I
handed him the valet ticket "And like you said it's like Spain
all over again" He handed me my purse "ready" I nodded he walked
out in front of me I kepot my head down
"Christine why are you in Canada?"
"Chris does Kellan Know you're here with Chad?"
"Guys how about you give the girl a break" Chad said looking at
them as the valet took the ticket and went to get the car
"Chris Are you a heroin addict like Stephanie?"
"Okay Dude I asked nicely" Chad got in between me and the
Photographer "We're here for a might out after busting our asses
on tour "
"People want to know" the reporter held up his hands
"Yeah and we want to be left alone for tonight at least" Chad
opened the door to the McLaren for me and closed it after I'd got
'So is there something between you two"
"Night guys" Chad walked round to the driver's side and got in
and fired up the engine and pulled away
"Well that was rough" I sighed
'Yeah well I'd like to see them keep up with us" he laughed "You
"Yeah but it's starting isn't it the whole comparison with the
damn book" I rested my arm on the ledge of the window
"We can do a press conference and lay it all out"
"No not everything but the whole Character V's you thing hell
even take a drug test to prove it" He suggested
"It's a thought" I nodded "I was enjoying tonight"
"Well the nights not over it's only where's the damn clock in
here" I pressed a button on the console "see 10.30" he smiled
"and you did say I could take you somewhere else"
'Okay I'm in your hands" I laughed "unless it's the strip club"
"It's not the strip joint" he groaned he pulled into a parking
garage again with a valet service "Come on" we walked across the
street the sound of Latin music flooding from inside the
"Really" I stopped and looked at him
"Yes really a little bird told me you sort of let lose when you
dance so" Chad grabbed my hand
"Oh I'm going to kick Kellan's ass for this" I laughed as the
Doormen let us in "Memories of dancing in Rome flooded back to
"See you're smiling already" Chad laughed leaning close to say it
in my ear over the sound of the music "You want a beer?" I nodded
as the Manager hurried over and lead us to the VIP area I walked
over to the rail that over looked the dance floor watching the
people move and dance together hands trailing across bodies I
closed my eyes and let the music take me my hips were moving with
the music I felt a tap on the shoulder and looked round
"I saw you dancing alone and you can't do that here" A guy smiled
at me "and to Dance with Chris Sommers would blow my friends out
of the water" I looked back at Chad he smirked at me and Mouthed
two left feet and pointed to himself
I let the guy take me to the dance floor people stopping and
pointed when I was recognized. The music changed as we started to
dance. Dancing was something I'd loved as a kid but I didn't get
to do it on stage with the show we do I looked up and Chad was
watching. I looked at the guy I was dancing with and made my
excuses and walked back up the stairs Chad looked at me
"You say you have two left feet you can't come to a place like
this and not dance" I took the beer from him and put it on the
table as the song changed to 'Into the Night' "And this has to
be one of the hottest songs you've done"
"Fine" He laughed I took his hands and put them on my hips I
rested mine on his
"Okay now I know you feel the rhythm" he nodded "Close your eyes
and just move" I laughed. He pulled me closer to him and moved
with me "See I told you" I breathed. I was getting the elevator
feelings again right now as I realized he was singing along with