…………. “You think I can drive” I asked as we stepped out of the bar
“You want to drive my car” he feigned shock
“Guys so are you together” one of the reporters yelled
“Yes” I nodded as Chad handed over his keys “Now you know it, any chance of leaving us alone for a while?” Chad stood behind me and rubbed my arms
“We’re trying to get their album done in the break we have from the tour and all this is way too stressful” Chad smiled at them “Yes Chris and I are a couple, no we’re not getting married, yes I’m older than she is, and us has nothing to do with how her band is doing rocking the world right now they’re just that damn good” He opened the door for me “and see I’m still a gentleman” the reporters started to laugh he walked round and got in the passenger side I fired up the engine and pulled out of the parking lot.
“You think that will keep them away?” I asked as I put my foot down and felt the car dip as it hugged the road with the down force.
“Probably not but we were polite” he looked at me “and you do realize you’re touching 90 round these roads”
“What you want faster?” I laughed
“Er… not in my car”
“I grew up with roads like this and my friends Dad had a corvette and we used to take it out when he wasn’t there”
“No his son knew we had the car” I smiled
“HYow old were you?”
Fourteen fifteen” I shrugged
“You didn’t even have your license” I saw him flinch as the back end skipped out a little on some gravel I caught it before it spun
“Nope but I was driving farm stuff on my grandparents land when I was old enough to see over the wheel and touch the pedals” I smiled at the memories of summers without a care in the world
“Hey why the tears?” I put my hand up to my face I hadn’t even realized I was crying
“Memories” I sighed wiping my eyes I slowed to a normal speed as we pulled back into Chad’s neighborhood “My family wasn’t always this messed up. Things used to be awesome Mom had a job at my elementary school and Dad worked at the high school. I use to have something on every day of the week between Dance, soccer, gym, swimming , piano” I pulled into his driveway “My Mom used to take me to everything and Dad would change practice schedules to be there for meet’s, games, recitals. I can’t work out where it all went wrong” I turned off the engine
“Chris it will have had nothing to do with you or anything you’ve done” Chad turned in his seat “Come on I think you need to get a long soak in the tub before the others get here”
“You want to share the tub with me?” I smiled at him
“Oh I was going to “ he chuckled “I’ve still got images of you dancing in the bar in here” he tapped his head we both got out of the car.
“I’m sorry for getting emotional again” he looked at me and smiled
“Never apologize” He put his arm round me and kissed my forehead “I like finding out more about you” he linked his fingers with mine………………
……………………… “Chris they’re here” Chad shouted up the stairs as he walked to the door to open it I ran down as Kerion was the first one in
“Damn are you guys under siege or something” he laughed as Chad hugged him “It was like that back in Tampa as well” he looked toward the Photographs at the bottom of the drive “Hey you” he hugged me “we need to play it’s killing us not playing” he groaned
“Yeah we’ve been in his mom’s basement paying but it’s just the same anymore” Alfie grinned he pulled me to his and hugged me “Miranda and Heidi said to give you a hug from them”
“So you didn’t manage to smuggle them here?”
“Okay how the hell do you live in cold like this” Pete walked in “damn it’s freezing”
“Light weight” Chad laughed
“I need to talk to the three of you” I looked at them
“Okay that sounds ominous” Alfie frowned.
“No it’s not” I smiled “Can we go to the studio” I looked at Chad
“Sure” he nodded “I’ll be down there when the other arrive” he kissed me “will we get to hear what you and Lukas have been cooking up?”
“If these agree then maybe” I smiled. We walked down to the studio I flicked on the lights
“Nice okay we need to bust ass on this album I want one of these” Pete whistled looking round
“Okay so come on what do you need to talk to us about?” Kerion sat on the couch and looked at me.
“Right for a while I’ve wanted to do this song I heard a while ago”
‘So not one of ours” Alfie grinned as he saw his guitar
“No it’s a Pink track” I shook my head and walked over to the desk as Lukas walked in
“You told them yet” he laughed
“I was just about to play it for them” I pushed a button and turned round to look at them.
“Different” Pete nodded
“From what we normally do I agree but it’s… I don’t know there’s something about it that says a lot about things that are going on in here with me right now” I tapped my head “We all have our own songs that we love and are personally that we want to put on the album”
“True” Kerion nodded “and we agreed that was what we wanted this to mean something to all of us”
“So can I?” I smiled sweetly and batted my eyelashes and got bombarded by pillows
“Why don’t we try doing it” Alfie picked up Pete’s acoustic guitar and handed it to him “I’m thinking just you and Pete would sound better with your voice”
“Yeah it’s a song that needs nothing really but you” Lukas added………………………..