...................... I turned round and smiled at Niko. He put
his arms round me and hugged me.
"I left the two of you together because…"
"You can't handle to much emotion" I teased, it felt good to be
hugged by the one person who understood some of the crap from
"No" he groaned "If' I'd known" he looked back at Dimitri who was
talking to Jackson away from everyone else. "I wouldn't have…" I
put my hand over his mouth and blushed. He moved it away "I was
going to say I wouldn't have let him try to get close to you if
he wasn't done with" he jerked his head in the direction of Abby.
"And you'd have stopped yourself from…" his hand went over my
mouth this time.
"Chris I wanted to carry on so much… I think you felt how much"
he chuckled a little and turned a lighter shade of pink as his
voice whispered so others couldn't hear. "But I'll never take
advantage when the other person is hurting like you are" he
dropped his hand from my mouth "You still want a friend" I nodded
as he rested his forehead against mine. "What happened this
afternoon will stay kept quiet okay as soon as I've said one
thing" he moved back and took a step back "Nice rack Chris" he
winked a grin across his face as I swatted him he started to run
down the beach with me chasing him.
"That's really keeping it quiet" I laughed jumping on his back.
"Hey I'm saying what most of the guys were saying about you
yesterday after the performance" he groaned hoisting me so he was
giving me a piggy back "So you good with having a hot headed
"I guess" I sighed "Thanks again for not… I'm sorry for"
"Okay apologize for it again and I'll take you to my truck and
show you what you could have had" he laughed as we got back to
the fire he set me down and high fived me. Dimitri glaring at his
brother. "He's pissed because we're laughing"
"Oh well his problem" I shrugged as Miranda looked at me then at
Niko and back to me I just shook my head at her.
"Hey Chris" Alfie called out I looked up. He held up his guitar.
"Hey Wisconsin do you need the Fuck me boots to sing or can you
rock it out bare foot?" Jackson called over.
"Okay can we put an end to the joke about the boots… it was for
the stage" I held up my hands.
"Oh and there go my dreams" Niko teased hip checking me.
"Hey she slept in them last night" Xander called out everyone
looked at me.
"I couldn't get them off on my own" I protested
"Yeah right... Who was the lucky dude?" Pete whistled across to
"Oh will you stop" I hung my head laughing "Xander had to help me
get them off this morning, while my dad had a heart attack in the
kitchen after seeing me dressed like that"
"Kitchen… I needed the bathroom after thinking of you like that"
Niko laughed poking his tongue out. Dimitri came up to him and
punched him in the arm hard and hissed something in Russian at
him. "Get over it" Niko smirked back at him
"Okay… I think we need to get her singing" Miranda grabbed my
arms and steered me to Alfie Pete brought over his guitar as well
and sat down.
"So give us a song" Alfie said strumming lightly and looking
round. We spent the next hour singing and playing the request
that were fired at us half the time the others joined in. I stood
"Okay I need a drink" I smiled
"Come on you have to do more" Jackson called out as Reba pulled a
face at him.
"I need a drink first and then if my good friend here will let me
use his guitar" I put my arm round Pete's shoulder.
"Any time" he nodded
"I walked over to the cooler"
"You think you're so good don't you" I looked up and round at
Reba "You've got Nikolai drooling over you and Dimitri and Abby
fighting because he brought you here today, and now Jackson's
joined the Christine fan club"
"I don't make people do things" I shrugged "If people like me
that hey great if they don't then screw them… I don't need to be
the popular one… I have enough confidence to know I'm good at
what I do… I don't need to be told I'm pretty or cute or have to
date the hottest guy in the school because it makes you look
good" I was pissed she'd said anything but she reminded me of
Brittany with how shallow she was. "I feel sorry for you because
what are you going to do for friends when you leave high school
and everyone goes their own way, some washed up cheer leader that
had acquaintances not true friends" her face dropped "I don't
care if you like me but don't be jealouse of me just because you
want to be like me" I turned away from her and noticed everyone
listening Jackson and Niko and Xander were trying not to laugh as
Alfie and the other band kids didn't care and were on the verge
"Why would I want to be you… you're from Wisconsin and you can't
do the things I do"
"True but I never really thought about getting laid as a talent…
for you maybe a vocation" The snorts and sniggers rang through
'You've asked for it you bitch" She lunged for me as Jackson
hauled ass from where he was sitting to grabbed her but not
before she'd slapped my face.
"I might be from Wisconsin but they make us ass tough" I snapped
balling my fist and taking a shot only to hit the ground wrapped
in someones arms……………………..