................ “Everything packed?” Chad slid his hands round my waist and kissed my neck
“Yeah” I nodded closing my eyes and leaning back into him ‘Asia here we come”
“It’ll be good to get back on stage” He murmured nipping at my neck making me shiver.
“I’m going to miss this bed” I laughed running my hands over the comforter “and my McLaren”
‘She’ll be fine tucked up with my car in the garage” He moved round me and sat on the bed
“you don’t mind storing it?”
“You need to stop asking things like that” He looped his fingers into the belt loops of my jeans
“Yeah well till I have a garage of my own” He fell back and pulled me on top of him.
“Okay” he sighed as I sat up straddling him
“Yes” I grinned
“Moving your hips like that will only distract me” he planted his hands on my hips stopping me from moving
“That was the idea”
“I need to talk seriously to you”
“Okay I’m sorry” I leant forward and put my hands either side of his head.
“And wearing a shirt I can see right down the front of will have the same effect” he moved and flipped me so I was on my back
“And who’s doing the distracting now?”
“Okay” he got up and sat down and pulled me to sit on his lap “Right… when we have a break, when we get done with the tour” I nodded “I want you here… I want to wake up with you” he kissed my shoulder “Don’t look for a house move in here”
“Are you serious”
“Totally serious” he nodded “I love you and you love me right” I nodded “and come on we basically live with each other now just moving from place to place” He stroked his thumb down my face.
“You told me once you didn’t want me living next door and being the neighbor from hell” I laughed
“I know and you won’t be next door so I think it’ll be good” he wrapped his arms round me “so what do you think?”
“Have I told you this morning I love you”
“Twice” he nodded
“Then I’ll be saying to you every morning in this bed as soon as the tour is done” I kissed him.
“Hey Knock knock” we both looked round at Lukas “We have to get going guys”
“We’re coming” Chad nodded. I got up from his lap “You go to the car I just need to grab something from the safe” I nodded and grabbed my last bag and walked out of the room………………..
…………….. I walked into the dressing room.
“Okay I forgot how rough this is” I groaned the wave of nerves and nausea washing over me
“Tell me about it” Pete groaned walking out of the bathroom and swigging from a bottle of mouthwash. We were four days into a 10 day stint in Japan. “The crowds here are so much more reserved to what we’re used to” the door knocked.
“Two minutes guys” I took a deep breath as he held the door open for us.
“We going to do your song tonight” Alfie put his arm round my waist as we walked. They’d been bugging me to do it since the first gig.
“Yeah” I looked at him and nodded “What the hell lets do it”
“Awesome” he dropped back to tell the others as I reached the bottom of the stairs I lifted my arms to make sure the tape was working and holding everything in… no super bowl flashing for me”
“Ready” Kerion took the stairs two at a time to the drum riser and disappeared into the darkness I looked over my shoulder MTV Japan had got Nickelback cornered for an interview. Chad looked at me and winked. I took a breath and climbed the stairs. It got to the part in the show where it was the slow songs turn only tonight Love song was taking the place of the one we normally did. Pete sat on the stool while I walked up and down at the front of the stage. There was a sudden roar from the crowd before I said anything. I felt an arm slid round me. I looked at Mike
“Okay you guys have to wait your turn” I laughed “we weren’t done”
“Oh we know you weren’t but we have something that can’t wait” Alfie Pete and Kerion we brought forward by Ryan and Dan. “You guys thing Never West rocks right” a huge roar went up “Well so does most of the planet so you guys have managed to get number 1 in fifteen different countries with your first single which is a record but also it means you’ve gone way past triple platinum” I looked at the guys there were all looking a little more than shocked
“Hell we’ll be opening for them soon” Ryan laughed “Hey Chad you have something for these guys” Chad walked on to the stage with Lukas each holding two frames with the single and the cover and 5 platinum discs in them.
“Congratulations” Chad handed one off to Alfie and hand one to me “I told you that you guys were going to rock the world” he bent his head and kissed me on the cheek “And I think it’ll look good on the wall next to some of mine” I started to laugh as Dan took the frame from me. “Okay we’re going to let these guys finish doing what they do best” he shot me a look “well sort of” he held my hand. Alfie groaned as he and Kerion walked of the stage again “So you guys be good to them” he tugged on my right had ring finger and walked off the stage I looked down my ring was missing. I shook my head and walked to the stool next to Pete and sat down.
“Okay I’m hoping that Nickelback aren’t running right back to the dressing room because the song we’re going to do is something special that means a lot to all of us” I took a deep breath I felt Pete rub my back in support. “But we love the people that love us unconditionally and make us what we are” I looked over all the guys were standing there. “This is for you” Pete began to play Love song…………………….