............... I felt the warmth of his body as he wrapped his arms round me his face pressed into my hair
“You’re getting good at getting stuff out of me” I sniffed trying to get away from the ache that was forming in my chest.
“Wow your friends are good for not ripping that Arron guy to pieces” he pressed his lips to my temple
“They don’t know… you’re the only one I’ve told” he turned me to face him
“Chris you can’t keep thing bottled up that are this bad”
“I wasn’t 17 and I’d had any chance of having a baby stolen from me” I shook my head “what damn guys is going to want to have a true future with someone that’s not complete… tell me that?” I knew I shouldn’t be lashing out at Chad but I couldn’t help it “Guys say they don’t care about kids but come on you even said that you want a family at some point” I pulled out of his arms and sat on the couch “I’m always going to be the girl that was just for fun” I put my head in my hands “I haven’t thought about it for a long time and…”
“And I bring it to the front” Chad sat on the table in front of me “Chris look at me” I lifted my head he held my face in his hands wiping the tears away with his thumbs “The guy that falls in love with you and wants you forever won’t care as long as the two of you are together. There’s other ways of having a baby… don’t think that you’re not perfect the way you are because I’ll spent the night arguing with you” a smile danced on his lips before he moved to me and kissed me. a cough made us jump.
“Well I can see this time you’re not messing with the Press” Lukas sighed throwing a pile of newspapers on the counter he looked at me as I wiped my eyes “Everything okay?”
“It’s fine” Chad and I both said together
“Lukas I want to be there on Monday when you meet my Mother” I got up and walked over to him “I’m finished with being pushed around”.
“Okay” Lukas nodded “You’ll probably throw her off if you turn up” he smiled I looked at Chad
“Talking of that point me in the direction of the Mall”
“You’re not going on your own” Chad and Lukas both said shaking their heads
“Okay one of you want to spend the next few hours shopping?” I looked from one to the other.
“I think you two don’t need to be seen together today” Lukas said putting his laptop on the counter. As the buzzer went for the gate. Chad walked over to the screen
‘Damn I think we’re being invaded” he smiled pushing the button a few minutes later Ryan and Dan walked in.
“Dude thank god Chris was there to stop you from beating that guy” Ryan laughed walking to the fridge and grabbing a beer.
“I’m going to grab my jacket and boots” I walked out of the room
“Was it something I said” Ryan looked round
“No shes a little on edge” Chad sighed
“You know what you’re doing?” Lukas looked at him
“I know” he nodded “can we get some huge security guy here to go shopping with her” Lukas waved his phone
“10 minutes and a car” Lukas nodded
“Okay she’ll want to take the McLaren” Chad laughed
‘Hey she let you drive it last night” Ryan laughed “I’ll go shopping with her if I can drive it”
“Hell no” I smiled walking back into the room “I heard what happened with the Porsche you had”
“Okay it was icy and the gate didn’t open” he groaned
“You hit the gas instead of the break” Dan laughed “and Icy my ass it was June” I picked up my purse from the table
“Er… you’re not going anywhere till security turns up and Mike brings the phone” Lukas tapped his fingers on the counter
“I know I heard” I zipped up my jacket “I need to make a few calls and talk to a few people” I chewed my lip Chad rubbed my shoulders as the buzzer went again.
“Mike’s here” Dan shouted pressing the button Oh and some guy that looks like he could throw Kellan” he pushed his tongue into his cheek I flushed he was one of the people I wanted to call.
“Heads up Miss. Sommers” he threw a phone to me all numbers have been transferred apart from your Mom and Dad hugged him.
‘You’re welcome” he smiled I hugged him again
“And that’s for last night” I pushed my phone into my purse as Lukas talked to the security guy
“Last night why… shit what did I do?” I glanced at Chad who was smiling
“Kept me out of trouble” I laughed “I’ll see you all in a while” I walked over to Lukas
“Chris this is Corey Williams” He said introducing me to him “Corey Christine Sommers”
“Nice to meet you Ma’am” Corey smiled his eyes had a wicked twinkle to them that reminded me of Alfie
“You too” I nodded
“Chris you don’t go anywhere without him”
“Okay but I draw the line when I need to pee” I smiled
“You know what I mean smart ass” Lukas groaned “Corey do not let anyone near her”
“That’s my job Sir” he nodded
“Okay Chris call if you need anything” I nodded
“Hey Chris” Chad walked over to me and handed me a remote for the gate. “Stay close to him please” he stroked the side of my face “and don’t give them anything” he pulled me to him and kissed me
“I won’t” I smiled “Oh I made the bed and cleaned the bathroom” I called over my shoulder as I pulled the McLaren keys from my pocket. I closed the door behind me Chad turned to go back in the kitchen all the guys were standing looking at him
………. “Nice car” Corey smiled as I pulled down the drive
“Thank you my first treat” I sighed as the camera flashes went off before I could pull onto the street. “So it has to suck baby sitting people like me”
‘No Ma’am it’s a good living”
“It’s Chris you sound like a few Marines I met” I laughed
“Well Once a Marine Ma’am always a Marine”
“You’re an Ex Marine?” I laughed
No such thing as an Ex Marine” he smiled but after busting my leg on my last tour falling off a humvee I decided to retire”
“Wow so how long were you in the Marines?”
“16 years from leaving school”
“Wow we did some USO stuff over Christmas and just before”
“I know you made quite an impression on my friends son”
“His Name was Ryder and he’s driving his sister made because he’s met you and she hasn’t”
“Small world” I smiled as I settled in to drive to the Mall. My phone rang I put it threw the car.
Kellan * okay another new phone?
Me * yeah I down side to the job
Kellan * I hear you… so how was the club
Me * you told Chad to take me there?
Kellan * I suggested it yes and you can’t tell me you didn’t have fun
Me * no it was good
Kellan * good yeah right Chris it got you dancing with him didn’t it
Me * what?
Kellan * Chris are you blind?
Me * I hope not I’m behind the wheel of $200,000 car right now.
Kellan * oh yeah about the car I hope you’ll take me out in it
Me * of course
Kellan * awesome so back to “the are you blind?” thing
Me *Kellan spit it out
Kellan * I trod on toes and I knew it… it was so obvious how Chad felt about you but I wanted to see you
Me * you knew
Kellan * Chris it’s written on his face when he looks at you it’s a respect and love thing
Me * Yo… I…
Kellan * I love ya and I love being a bear to hug you when you need it but no more stepping on toes
Me * I’m sorry
Kellan * hey did we have fun…? Yes… did we look insanely hot together in the photo shoot…? Hell yes and by the way we have two more of those to do, but didn’t we say we weren’t going to go there with a relationship
Me * Yes
Kellan * I’ll always pick up when you call and I’ll bug the ass off you because well that’s the sort of thing I do to my best friends
Me * I love you
Kellan * Good hey what did he think to the tattoo
Me * I never asked
Kellan * Hmmm I’ll have to call him
Me * Don’t you dare
Kellan * sorry going through a tunnel Love ya Bye
The phone clicked I smiled to myself before I realized that there was a stranger sitting in the car with my that had heard me talking openly to Kellan I looked across at him
“Don’t worry I have a confidentiality clause in my contract and I’m Semper Fi” Corey laughed as if reading my mind……………….