................ I walked across the footbridge from the hotel to
the a joining concert hall and up onto the stage where the
roadies were setting up it was like a never ending process it was
up one day and down the next rolling on to the next place.
"You want to sound check" Joey walked over to me "Because we're
not quite ready"
"No I'm wandering round that's all"
"Okay, hey Chris by the way you're doing good" he smiled as he
walked away. I sat down and picked up Pete's guitar and started
to hum and pick at the strings.
"You taking to writing" Mike sat down
"I've tried but Alfie seems to have a flair for it" I put the
"So the constant moving driving you insane yet"
"No I know it might sound crazy but this is the closest thing to
a real family I've had for a long time" he tipped his head and
looked at me.
"But your Mom's that author isn't she… my wife loves her books"
"Oh yeah like half the world, but if she's at home 3 months a
year that's about it" I hugged my knees to my chest "My dad tried
his best but he worked his ass off to get his dream job with the
UF football team and moved us there. I had to be a part time mom
to my little sister… music was my way to escape" I looked at him.
"Wow do your guys know about this?"
"Yeah they all know everything" I moved over as Chad sat down
"How can we make sure she's okay unless we know it all" Alfie
"Okay something's been bugging me" Chad rubbed his hand over his
"You said something to me in Manchester about this time last year
being Knocked up and knocked around" I looked down
"The guy that attacked me got me pregnant and then beat me till I
miscarried" I looked back at him
"It's okay, I'm okay with it… Oh no this is what the meetings
about isn't it?" they all looked at each other "Arron's bring up
crap… I'm sorry I'm really sorry"
"Whoa" Alfie caught my hand and I got up
"No the meeting's about the tour and believe me we've already got
our lawyers on his ass to stop him from doing anything" Mike
stood up "I know he thinks of you like a little sister" he nodded
in Chad's direction "but so do I and we're not going to let some
jumped up screwed up jerk try to fuck with us or you" I laughed a
"So why's Lukas and Elena covering up something"
"Come on lets go and get this sorted out" we all walked back to
the hotel and into the bands suite.
"Lukas I think we need to tell these guys what we have planned"
Mike said sitting me down on the couch you're poker face is
starting to freak out some of them"
"Fine" Lukas poured himself a whiskey and sat down Alfie sat one
side of me and Pete on the other Kerion leant on the back of the
couch "You guys are getting better every time you step out on to
the stage" I looked at the guys and then back at Lukas as Simon
walked in with Elena and a pile of mail and packages. "We've
talked about it, we've argued about it, but at the end of the day
my priority is those guys" he pointed across the table to
Nickelback. "And getting what's best for them"
'Lukas will you knock it off" Chad leant forward "We want you
guys to stay on through the end of the tour"
"Do what?" Kerion choked out
"We want you to support us for the next 10 months" Daniel smiled
"We love the passion you put into everything you do out there and
you listen when we pull you aside and try to show you things"
"Did they say 10 months" Alfie muttered under his breath
"Uh-huh" I swallowed hard thinking about everything that we
wouldn't be doing. No senior prom, no graduation ceromny now
"Earth to Chris" Pete snapped his fingers in front of my face
"Sorry… you want… rest of the… just…"
"I think we surprised them" Lukas's poker face broke Simon walked
over with a contract
"Elena's already been through this and she thinks it's fine"
Simon explained putting a pen ontop of the contract "So you guys
want to rock the rest of the world other than Europe"
"Can we… er can we talk for a few minutes" Kerion walked toward
'Sure" Lukas nodded I got up and followed him along with Pete and
"They want us for the entire tour" Alfie giggled excitedly "What
do you think?"
"I'm in I'm blown away by this" Pete nodded "how much have we
learnt over the past 5 weeks since getting this chance"
"Hell of a lot" I chewed the inside of my cheek "What about
people back home"
"They'll understand they can visit us" Alfie shook me laughing
"Come on I'm in"
"Me too" Kerion nodded they all looked at me
"Hell yeah all in or nothing right" I laughed I don't know how my
little sister and Dimi were going to take it but I couldn't throw
something like this away…………………