..................... We all signed what we needed to sign and left our parents with Elena and William as Lukas walked out with us.
“We know it’s your birthday” he said looking at me but tomorrow you have to be here” he handed me a slip of paper “at 8am to start rehearsing”
We’ll be there” Alfie looked over my shoulder at the address.
“Good I’ll see you all tonight?” he got in his car and pulled away.
“If you guys don’t mind I want to take Chris out for a while” Dimitri put his arm round my waist.
“Sure” we walked over to the truck and got in.
“Where are we going?” I asked snuggling up to him again.
“To the beach for a while” he murmured “I still have something to give you”
“Isn’t it against the law to do something like that on the beach” I giggled
“You’re crazy?” he bent his head and kissed my hair
“I try my best” we pulled up at the beach that was already filling with families ready for a day roasting in the Florida sun. we walked a little ways in and sat on the warm sand.
“I guess we need to make the most of the time we have” he stroked his thumb on the back of my hand.
“You sound like we’ll never see each other again” I tipped my head and looked at him.
“Sorry” he smiled “I didn’t mean it like that… I meant before you are so busy al these moments will count for something” he handed me a gift bag he’d brought from the truck with him. “It’s something a little Russian for you” I reached into the bag and pulled out the prettiest Russian nesting doll.
“It’s beautiful” I sighed running my fingers over the hand painted doll.
“Open it and keep going” he nudged me I took off the top of the first doll and worked my way through the dolls fitted inside one another till I came to a small roll of tissue paper. He took the dolls from me so I could unwrap it. I wish I could get you a real Faberge egg but this will have to do
“It’s so pretty” I gasped turning the small blue enamel egg pendant in my fingers.
“Like you” he stroked his fingers down the side of my face “Open it it’s a locket” I carefully opened it letting the small charm fall out. ‘It’s a guardian angel to watch over you… I thought it would somehow keep you safe and not let jerks bug you” I looked at him knowing he was talking about Arron.
“Do you know how good today feels?” I laughed as he fastened the chain round my neck “I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy” I pushed him back on the sand and straddled him. “I have you I have my dream waiting for me to take it and the people I love the most are right there backing me” a tear rolled down my cheek
“Don’t cry” he leant up on his elbows. “Your life’s about to explode and you need to be ready for it”.
“We” I corrected him “This is all down to your Mom”
“Yeah that’s true” he bit his bottom lip “I love you Chris…”
“I feel like a kid at Christmas when you tell me that?’ I giggled.
“How about this” he moved so his mouth was next to my ear “Ты для меня всё… Я только хочу, чтобы вы… я тебя люблю”
“What does it mean” as he caught my ear in his teeth making me shudder.
“You’re everything to me” he murmured “I just want you and I love you” his hot breath was turning me on.
“We need to leave” I growled low “You n what happens when you start talking Russian to me”
“Well we can go back to mine for a while Mo’s out and Niko was going tubing with Xander and some of the other” he smiled “that big old house all to ourselves... My big bed” he whispered in my ear.
“Dude you’d better haul ass or we will be arrested right her right now”……………………..
………………… Dimitri finally dropped me off at home to get ready for the Nickelback gig around 3 in the afternoon, I wasn’t sure I could walk properly after the morning we’d just had I couldn’t keep the smile off my face as I opened the door to the house.
“Baby” I groaned as I heard my Mom’s voice ‘Oh why didn’t you tell me you could sing like that”
“I have mom” I sighed as she hugged me to her
“Europe… oh you’ll love… it the romance of Paris, the life in London, the men in Spain and Italy” she laughed in her high fake laugh she’d developed since becoming famous.
“I’m more into the Russian guys” I shrugged.
“Russian” she pulled a face
“Yes Mom Russian” I put my bag down.
“So what have you been doing to get home this late” Jess came from her room I could see she’d been crying.
“I was with Dimitri” I smiled crouching on the floor next to her, suddenly feeling guilty for not coming home sooner but when you’re handcuffed to a bed it’s difficult I thought to myself.
“Yeah well we have presents for you” she stomped her foot. I caught a glimpse of Mom’s look of Horror on her face as she reazlied what day it was.
“Okay let me shower and then we can do gifts okay” I kissed her head as I got up. I walked to my bedroom and went and showered smiling at the hickey just above my right hip bone, the door knocked and I grabbed my robe. ‘It’s open”
“Chris” Mom’s voice was low I walked out into my bedroom
‘Hey Mom” I pulled my brush through my hair.
“You’re birthday’s today”
Yup” I didn’t even look at her
“You must think I’m a really bad Mom” she clutched her chest dramatically
“No… just absent minded” I shrugged “No big deal”
“Anything you want… name it”
“Mom it’s okay” I put down the brush “I have the chance of a record contract, I’m going to tour with one of my favorite bands and I have friends and a boyfriend that loves me… I don’t need anything” I walked by her and out into the living room taking deep breaths as I went…………………