.................. See what I mean about it being hard to get
them on" I said trying to break the silence that seemed to drag
on. Dimitri shifted his weight so he was supporting himself over
"Yeah… but we did it" he sighed 'Chris can…"
"God damn it" he groaned as the sound of my Aunts voice carried
through the room front he front door Dimitri got up and offered
me a hand and pulled me up "Oh there you are" she walked in the
room with Jess in tow "Oh hey Dimitri"
"Mrs. Sommers" he nodded
"Christine what are you wearing?"
"The bands playing for Dimitri's family and this is for the
stage" I shrugged Dimitri was standing close enough for me to
feel his body heat.
'Oh that's right it's the BBQ" she groaned io zoned and forgot
"It's okay" Dimitri shrugged looking at Jess who was taking him
in with her head tipped to the side.
"Look I need to do a few things for work Chris I have to leave
Jess with you" she sighed "But we'll be at the BBQ later so hey
Jess you want to spend the night at my house again?"
"Aunt Marie I can watch her" I said not wanting to put another
night on my Aunt.
"Live a little honey" she patted my cheek "one day you'll let me
know what happened with Arron" she whispered glancing at Dimitri.
"Nothing happened" I lied
"Okay… well I'll see you later" she walked out of the house I
looked at Jess.
"So did you have fun?"
"It was awesome" she grinned "Whose that?" she pointed at Dimitri
"and how many cows dies to make those boots" Dimitri burst out
laughing "You look like a hooker"
"And meet my 7 year old sister" I groaned "Jess this is Dimitri…
Dimitri this is Jess"
"Nice to meet you" Dimitri nodded at her
"You kissed Chris?"
"Okay pack a bag of stuff fast" I pushed her toward her room.
"She's as feisty as you" Dimitri winked.
"Yep" I nodded smiling after her "I'm sorry but I can't leave her
"It's okay… I'm sure there's enough of us to keep her occupied"
he reached for my hand "You want to grab some things to change
"Sure" I walked away from him and grabbed a few things as I heard
Jess talking to Dimitri.
"Will you make Chris happy?"
"I'm her friend and isn't that what friends do?" He smiled
"She had friends in Wisconsin but some of them weren't very nice
"Arron he used to be nice but then he wasn't so nice anymore and
Chris used to cry a lot"
"Well how about I try to do everything I can to make your big
"You can do that by not talking about me when I'm not around" I
laughed making the two of them jump.
"Eaves dropping is rude" he pointed out taking my bag and Jess's
"Yeah so's talking in Russian when other can't understand it" I
giggled taking Jesses hand.
Dimitri drove us back to his house Mirnada was waiting out the
front for us
"Oh god you didn't have another shirt to wear" she rolled her
"What this is how I was the other night" I said shaking my head.
"She can use my jersey" Dimitri made the offer again.
"D I love you but where stage wardrobe is concerned… shush"
Dimitri started to laugh
"Come with me" she grabbed my hand.
"Er… Can you…?"I started Dimitri picked up Jess and put her on
"I got Jess" he winkled "I'm not getting in the way of Miranda
and clothes" he walked round the side of the house as Miranda
took me inside and up the stairs to the room opposite Dimitri's
this one was deep blood red with black accents.
"Okay get the jersey off"
"Trust me" I groaned and pulled the jersey off she handed me some
pins "Okay" she grabbed something from the side "Oh crap which
way up does it go" she unfolded it
"A flag" I pulled a face
"No the Russian flag" she corrected "I had a brain wave while you
were gone… just wait" she ran to the bedroom door and opened it.
"Okay just the person which way up does the flag go is the white
at the top or is the red" Niko put his head round the door 'Dude
she's half naked"
"Sorry…" he laughed "and the white is on the top and Chris the
black bra really won't go"
"Okay out" Miranda pushed him out.
"Hey it's my room"
"Hey Niko" he looked back in the room at me. "It looks like a
French prostitute lives here" he gave me the finger as Miranda
doubled up laughing.
"Keep it up Wisconsin" he shook his head and smiled. I handed
Miranda the flag and she turned it round while I took off my bra
so she could wrap the flag round me
"Okay I need to breath to sing" I gasped
"Oh sorry" she pinned it so it was fitted to my but so I could
"You're a genius" I smiled looking back at her through the mirror
"Yeah well remember that when you're a huge rock star and need a
stylist" she laughed "Okay I think you're ready"
"This is insane it's a backyard BBQ and they arte paying us to
perform" I looked at her.
"Yeah well they left Russia with nothing only what Alexi could do
with rockets or space" she shrugged he's way up in NASA so he
get's big money and Elena used to watch kids in the neighborhood
until she started to work for an event company… now she owns the
company" I raised my eye brows. "Yup so they go big when they
party" She took my hand "Come on I've missed lap time with your
hot cousin so I could get you ready" she giggled the two of us
walked down the stairs. Pete, Alfie and Kerion were talking to
Dimitri's parents in the kitchen
"Wow… one way to wear the flag" Elena clapped her hand "that has
to be your doing?" she held Mirandas face in her hands Mirnada
laughed and nodded "Ahhh your good" she kissed both of Miranda's
"I'm going out to my boyfriend" She smiled "Blow us away Chris"
"Oh she will" Alfie called back to her handing me a list of
"I feel short" Alexi sighed standing next to me he was the same
height as me now.
"Alexi go tell everyone to get ready" Elena pushed him out of the
doors. "Thank you for doing this" she smiled at the four of us
and wlaked out to join everyone else. Pete handed me $500
"What's that for?"
"We thought they said they were paying us" Alfie poijted at the
four of us '$500"
"Well it was $500 each" Kerion smiled
"That's mad they haven't heard us" I choked
"Well we'd better be worth it then hadn't we"…………………………