……………… "Guys you have to get ready" the stage manager hurried
across the floor "they're open the door anytime now, you have" he
looked at one of the two watches he always had "60 minutes till
you need to be on stage" he looked at me still crouched on the
floor "Chris are you okay? Do you need a Doctor? Do you want me
to call Chad or Lukas?" he gabbled.
"No she's not having a good day" Alfie pulled me up "Come on" we
all walked back stage I was still pacing and fuming "Chris put
your Make up on"
"Sorry" I stopped and shook my head.
"How did Reba get your number?" Pete asked as I sat down and
started to put on my make up
"She'd taken Xander's phone while he was at basket ball" I shook
my head "Did I got off a little too much" I stopped with the
eyeliner half way to my eye
"Hell no and I'm sorry the way you took Carpov to town as well"
Kerion laughed "Your certainly know how to kick ass girl" I took
a deep breath and went back to the mirror and finished my make up
the door knocked and then opened
"Chris wardrobe you have 10 minutes" I got up and walked out of
the room Lukas was walking in with Nickelback and yet another
'Feeling better?" he called over
"Just peachy" I smiled sarcastically "today just keeps getting
better and better" I walked into the wardrobe room and closed the
"Hi honey" the woman that had replaced Dimitri's god mother was
good but not as good. "I pulled the knee high boots silver top
and black pants"
"I'm not in the mood for boring tonight" I sighed walking over to
the rack that held some of my things I reached for something that
Marie had tried to get me to where from day one of joining the
tour but I just didn't feel it was me but the mood I was in right
now it was as Jackson used to call it a 'Fuck you Fuck the world
kinda mood' "Haley I'll use these tonight" she choked on the
water as I pulled off my robe pulling on the tiny black shorts
and the almost as tiny skirt
I let her lace up the corset before the two of us had the fight
with the tightest highest boots I had. The door knocked and
opened and chad stood in the door way as I was getting the laces
tucked away and the tape checked I looked at him through the
"Chris Stage" the stage manger called peering over Chad's
shoulder "Damn Chad looked at him and raised an eye brow "Sorry"
I walked toward the door.
"Well that's a new one" Chad cocked his head.
"It's one of those days" I shrugged "Look about this afternoon"
"I'm sorry" he butted in "I shouldn't have snapped and I really
shouldn't have walked away" He linked his fingers withmine as we
headed to the stage
"I shouldn't have taken it out on you"
"Look we can talk about this till we go blue in the face" he
stopped me from walking "Do you love me?"
"You know I do?"
"Do you trust me?"
"Do you?" He smiled
"So trust me when I tell you I want you nothing and no one else
but you no baby no groupie no crazy ex" I smiled "Okay"
"Okay" I nodded
"Christine Kerions out there" the stage manager hissed thrusting
a mic at me.
"Go on" Chad tapped my butt as I hurried by him "Hey" he caught
up to me and kissed me he tugged on my finger and stopped to look
"I knew you'd do that" I smiled as I got literally pushed up
"It's in my purse"…………………..
………….. "Did you talk to her" Mike leant on the rail watching us
on stage next to Chad
"Yeah" he nodded
"You guys okay"
"We will be" he looked at his brother "You think I'm crazy"
"No I know you are" Mike laughed "You've always been the wild
card Chad you don't live by the same life rules as the rest of us
you never have"
"I know I have the record to prove it" he chuckled
"I've never seen you this worked up, insane, hot for a girl
before" Mike nudged him "You love her" Chad nodded
"So don't give a damn what anyone says and you need a new phone
if she's calling you and you need to tell Chris" Mike patted Chad
on the back "If Chris is what you want then you have all of our
support and so does she… Don't let Mari anywhere near it though
because that girl out there will end up in a padded cell" he
pointed at me as I sat on the stool with pete and started Love
"I'm not going to let Mari back in no way" Chad looked at Mike
"I'll tell Chris tonight" Alfie and Kerion walked over with a
bottle of water each.
"You and Chris okay now?" Kerion smiled Chad nodded "Did she tell
you about the phone calls"
'What Phone calls?" Chad stiffened where he stood
"Reba" Alfie shrugged "then Chris called the Russian and chewed
him a new one"
"Looks like you and Chris will be doing a bit of talking tonight"
'I can't wait for the weekend" Chad looked back at the