…………. We stepped onto a window lined meeting room with a long
table with seats each side in the center. I took a deep breath
Lukas squeezed my hand.
'Looks like we're the first here so find a seat and stop looking
"I'm sorry" I smiled weakly at him I took off my coat and sat
down my phone beeped. I pulled it from my purse
New Message***Alfie***Breath remember to breath***
New Message***Dan*** you're the one with the dignity and truth
New Message***Kerion***I heard you have to drive a steak through
her heart to kill her or a silver bullet… I'll have to ask Kellan
on that LOL***
I had to smile at the spelling of stake always thinking of his
New Message***Pete**Hateful Hag from Hell something Heidi and
Miranda kept calling the bitches from school it just seems to fit
New Message***Kellan***okay the Cullen's you can't kill the
traditional way but why does Kerion want to know?***
New Message***Mike***Still think my brother would be a puddle on
the floor if you had Secretary glasses as well as the outfit…
Keep smiling girl XO***
New Message***Kellan***Showdown with your Mom DAMN… Chad just let
me know Love ya stay strong***
New Message***Chad*** I love you and nothing she can do or say
will change who you are what doesn't' kill us makes us stronger
The door of the elevator opened making me jump. Mom walked in
with a guy that reminded me of a weasel and of all people my Dad,
My grip tightened on the arm of the chair
"You didn't say she'd be here" Mom looked at me like I was a
beggar on the street.
"And you didn't say that you'd be bringing Mr. Sommers" On of the
Lawyers said not lifting his eyes from the papers
"Yes well you need to understand that she's still our daughter
and we know what's best for her" Dad butted in. I raised an eye
brow "You've changed Christine the fame and the money have
changed you" he shook his head
"We're not here to got into a slanging match" Lukas said sharply
"Were her to make sure the the defamation of Chris stops"
"Defamation my ass" Oh great mom was on her happy pills "I made
that character yes with my daughter in mind but when the first
was published she was 16"
"And you took a lot of what was happening in her life and used it
to make the story"
"I want to know how you knew so much" I added everyone looked at
me "some of the things you said about the feelings she had when
she was being abused I never told anyone"
"You should take more care where you keep your diary" Mom laughed
her Lawyer groaned and whispered something to her "I don't care"
she glared at him "It was like a wealth of knowledge" I swallowed
hard "And Arron seemed such a sweet boy when he used to come and
mow the lawns for me"
"Oh I think I just threw up in my mouth" I groaned Dad shot her a
"What come on you were all football, football, football a woman
"Okay I think I threw us as well" Lukas muttered to me making me
smile "Is she drunk"
"That and happy pills probably" I whispered back to him
"We need to get back on track here" One of our Lawyers said "We
aren't trying to stop the publication of the books but you have
to add a disclaimer that ion no way are Stephanie Sanders and
Christine Sommers the same person"
"Sweetie" Mom waved her hand "They are"
"I've never touched drugs" I got up and slammed my hands on the
table "And I don't' want everyone and there damn Grandmother
knowing I had a guy that beat the living hell out of me and as
for bring in Dimitri it's out of line" Lukas put his hand on my
arm I sighed and sat down
"He's knocked someone up you know" Mom laughed "Got lucky
ditching him for that actor it could have been you dancing on
stage with a baby bump" I flinched as she mentioned it and looked
down. "Oh but I forgot you did get knocked up didn't you"
'ENOUGH" Lukas slammed his hand down making everyone jump "Put it
like this you either do what we say with regards to Chris or
there won't be a court in the planet that will allow your books
to be sold anymore" Mom blinked at him "No Movie, no more
interviews where you talk about your relationship with Christine
and no more using her life, when your next novel had been edited
it will be sent us for Chris to review and any slight similarity
between it and her life and it won't be published" He pushed the
papers across the table "I have the ways and the means to make
this drag out so that Chris and Jess get every Dime you've made
from the books and believe me, I will do what it takes to makes
sure that my Client is safe" he looked at me. Damn Lukas was good
Mom looked at her Lawyer he murmured something to her she took
the pen he offered and signed it. And pushed it back
"I want to talk to Christine without you all butting in" She got
up and glared at Lukas
"I'll only leave if Chris is comfortable with it" the lawyers
pulled the papers together and put them away quickly "Chris"
"Lukas stays I don't trust you" I looked at both of my parents
"Either of you"
"Fine" Mom waved away her lawyer as Lukas spoke to ours. The door
on the elevator closed.
"Nice message to leave for your little sister to hear" Dad spat
out "The money and the Fame has changed you Chris"
"Me yeah I was able to get a car and do things I've only ever
dreamt of doing" I laughed "You guys did the fucked up things
that hurt me people I trusted used me and broke me" I leant
forward "But I'm done with it I'm done with having to be some
doormat or goody two shoes… I'm done with having to try to hold
together a family that was beyond repair… I'm done with people
like you that think their children are tax breaks and disposable"
I stood up "You make me sick you signed Jess over like some dog
in a shelter"
"I wasn't' done" I growled "She's in a better home at least and
she can see me when she's wants" I smiled "This is the last time
I'll ever see either of you stay out of my life"
"You'll get pregnant by some guy and you'll fuck up" Dad spat out
"how many guys have you been pictured with?"
"I'm only sleeping with one of them and I love him and I wish I
could get pregnant" I walked to the elevator with Lukas "Because
I know I wouldn't make the same mistakes... but thanks to your
fuck buddy I'll never get to do that"
'What" Mom spluttered as the doors opened
"Thanks to Arron's beating having kids is something that won't
happen to me" I stepped in and pressed the button for the garage
holding it together till the doors closed and losing it as soon
as it moved…………………