………….. I linked Alfies arm as we hurried up to the front door of
Dimitri's house the usual Florida afternoon storm ht as we
arrived Dimitri was at football practice like Kerion and Pete
were at band Alfie and I had made out excuses to get out of the
commitments we had. I rang the bell as Alfiwe fidgeted.
"Will you stop it looks like you need to pee" I muttered elbowing
him in the side
"I'm sorry I'm nervous I watched a movie last night about the
Russian mafia and the woman in it was like Elena" he maoned as we
heard footsteps coming toward the door
"You have to be kidding me" I Gibbs slapped him
"What she was scary in a I'll cut off each finger and make you
eat them sort of way"
"Really" I pulled a face as Elena opened the door
"Come in, come in out of the storm" I grabbed Alfies jacket and
pulled him inside we both took off our shoes and followed Elena
to the kitchen where two guys were sitting with coffees in front
of them. "Would you both like a drink?" Elena smiled warmly
"No we're fine" I nodded
"Where are the other two boys"
"They had to go to band" Alfie sighed "we should be there as well
"Cutting school" one of the guys laughed.
"Not really" I looked at him "the Boss will be pissy we weren't
there because of the play but I told him we had an appointment"
"Simon, Lukas this is Alfie and Christine" Elena beamed as she
introduced us "Two of the band I was telling you about"
"So we've heard nothing but your names since last night and
believe me when this woman gets something in her head we all take
note" Lukas laughed.
"I know what makes sense and what makes business sense" Elena
pointed out "or I wouldn't do what I do and get the accounts I
have" she smirked with pride.
"Okay lets get down to it" Simon leant forward on the counter and
looked at em and Alfie "do you have a guitar with you?"
"No" Alfie shrugged "We came in Chris's car" Simon got up and
walked out of the kitchen
"If you don't mind me asking what are we here for".
"We want to see if you are as good as Elena reckons you are"
Lukas leant back in the seat "and then if we think it's worth it
we can push to get you gigs round the city and maybe the state. I
heard Alfie gasp
"Wow… that was unexpected" I chuckled nervously. Simon walked
back in with a guitar and handed it to Alfie.
"Be careful with her it's a collectors piece" he smiled "Okay do
what you do" he sat back down Elena standing behind them. I
looked at Alfie.
"We tend to do a lot of Nickelback because she loves them" he
"I'll tell you what" Lukas looked at both of us "do one rock it
out sing and one more mellow"
"Fine by me" I nodded
"Just to get high" Alfie suggested.
"Sure" he started to play and I started to sing I felt more self
conscious singing for three people than I'd ever felt before I
didn't hear the door open or that Dimitri and Niko were stood
listening. The song ended and Simon looked at Lukas who was
staring intently at us.
"I think you should do the one you sang the other night" Elena
pushed "the one about the glitter" Alfie started to play glitter
in the air for me as I sang it better than I think I'd ever done.
"So didn't I tell you they were amazing"
"Yes you did" Lukas took a deep breath "Can you guys give us a
"Sure. Sweet guitar by the way" Alfie handed it back to Simon
"for $10,000 it should be" I laughed as the color drained from
his face I turned round and was greeted by a smiling Dimitri we
all went int ot he den.
"Do you guys know who they are?" Niko asked. Alfie and I shook
our heads As Dimitri pulled me to sit on his Lap.
"Two of the biggest promoters in Florida" Niko paced in front of
the fireplace. "If Mom called them in then she thinks you guys
are beyond good"
"This is ridiculous" I shook my head "we're high school kids"
"With talent and I'm not just saying it because I'm kind hooked
on you" Dimitri laughed.
"Why would she…" Alfie spluttered
"She never takes of the business head she's one tough lady and
when she finds something she likes she goes after it" Dimitri
wrapped his arms round my waist. Elena and Simon walked into the
"How you guys doing?"
"Were good" I said nudging Alfie that looked like he wanted to
"Right Friday night what are you doing?"
"Just going to the football game" I shrugged.
"We want you and all of the band to be at this address by 9pm
ready to on stage" he handed me a piece of paper I looked at the
address and it meant nothing to me I handed it to Alfie who
almost hyperventilated on the spot.
"We'll be there" I nodded getting up from Dimitri's lap and
shaking his hand "thank you"
"This could be huge for you or you could bomb" Simon said bluntly
"but enjoy yourselves and we'll see you on Friday… oh and the
high school look doesn't really go with your sound"
"Don't worry she looks nothing like this when she's on stage"
"I'll se you out Simon" Elena walked away with him
"OMG, OMG, OMG" Alfie got up and swung me round "it's only one of
the biggest venues in town look at the address again" I looked at
it and shrugged. "Jeez girl you're going there on Saturday to a
"You're kidding" Dimitri took the paper from me and smiled.
"He's not kidding… but I don't understand because there's nothing
there Friday night we checked to see if Nickelback were going to
be there for more than Saturday and Sunday and there wasn't
"This is wow" I sat on the couch "if nothing happens then I don't
care we'll have been on a huge stage even if it's only in front
of 3 people" I laughed. "Oh I'm going to have to wear the boots
"Hell yeah" Dimitri, Niko and Alfie laughed together……………………………….