……………… Dimitri pulled back a little catching his breath I opened
my eyes and looked at him.
"Finally no interruption" he smiled 'I think I was about to kill
"You're not the only one" he pulled me to him again and kissed me
"I need to say something to you" he moved taking my hand as took
me over to the bed and we both sat down. "you do know that what
you said this afternoon will never go any further"
"You've told me" I nodded "And I believe you" He held both of my
hands his thumbs rubbing the backs of my hands
"It blows me away the things you've had to deal with and drag
around with you and you keep going"
"You've seen the little girl out there" I pointed outside
"Someone has to be a parent to her"
"She has a mom and Dad" he shrugged.
"With huge careers that have gotten bigger over the past 2 years"
I sighed "My Mom is out of the country for weeks on end she has a
better relationship with her damn fans than she does with her own
kids" I stood up and walked to his window and looked down at the
people partying. "My Dad does what he can, but the level of the
job he's got now and the fact he wants us to live in his old home
town and not in Gainesville" I rested my head against the window
frame and closed my eyes. "I'm 18 next weekend and I feel like
I'm losing my grip. My teen years should be a blast and they've
sucked" He came behind me and wrapped his arms round my waist and
rested his chin on my shoulder.
"Oh and I thought I was making it a little better"
"You are" I leant back into him "you've bugged me to the point
where I told you me deepest secrets…"
"Do you feel better for it?' he murmured pressing his lips to my
"I'm coming to terms with the fact I've told you"
"Promise me you'll tell me if I do anything to upset you" I
turned to face him.
"I promise" I kissed him the door knocked.
"It's open" Dimitri smiled not taking his eyes off me.
"Okay people are wondering where you guys are and you're hogging
Chris" Niko smiled
"I was going to get changed" I looked round at him
"No" both of them said at the same time
"You look good like that" Niko held up his hands "Sorry bro she
"Hey I know she does" Dimitri laughed "We'll be down in a minute"
Niko closed the door.
"So the Nickelback gig next weekend"
"I know your friends are coming into town but… maybe we could
sneak away and get some me and you time"
"I think that could be arranged" I hugged him "Hey you could come
to the airport on Thursday night when I got to pick them up"
"What meet the friends? You think our relationship is ready to go
to that level" he chuckled
"I don't know Kyle will be cool but Emma you think I'm a hot
"Oh great to hot cheese heads" I swatted him
"Do me a favor?"
"Go to the gig in the boots"
"Are you serious?" I smiled
"Hell yeah" he took my hand and walked with me to the door of his
room "I want to have the guys looking at how hot my girlfriend
"Let me think about"
The two of us walked down the stairs and outside. I got pulled
away from Dimitri by his parents and was introduced to so many of
their friends whose names I forgot as soon as I was told them.
"Okay Mama" Nas came over "Let Chris have some fun and your son
is wanting his girlfriend back" she linked my arm
"Okay, Okay" Elena held up her hands "Christine I want you to
come see me after school on Monday I might be able to help you
and your band"
"They're not my band we're just friends playing together" I
"All of you need to come see me" she patted my cheek
"Mama" Nas pulled me away
"Thank you for that"
"You're welcome" She laughed "You were looking a little
overloaded… and I think my Mom has finally met a non Russian girl
good enough for one of her sons" I turned red. "So are you really
the girl behind the character of Stephanie Sanders"
"So I'm told" I nodded "my middle names Stephanie and my Mom
wrote the book" I looked down.
"You don't seem excited about it"
"Well when people find out what I do and who my mother is they
expected me to be the damn character and believe me I'm not" I
ran my hands through my hair "Well I hope I'm not as shallow and
manipulative as her"
"From what I can see and what my little brothers have told me
you're not like that at all" I smiled as I saw Dimitri walking
towards us with a sleeping Jess in his arms.
"She just fell asleep on Jackson's lap I'm going to put her in
the house on the couch"
"I'll help you" I followed him to the house and watched as he
laid her down on the huge plush couch and pulled a blanket over
"Was my sister bugging you?" he asked taking me into the kitchen
"She has a tendency to say things she shouldn't"
"She was fine. She was asking me about my Mom's book" he sat on
"Does it bother you?"
"No not really the nicest thing is my mom uses her maiden name
when she writes so people don't normally make the connection" I
stood between his legs. …………………………………..