.................... I walked out of the house into the early
morning heat haze The two shirts Dimitri had brought for me
folded and inmy hand I slide into the drivers seat and started
the engine I groaned as the music was turned low I turned it up
and headed first to Dimitri's and then to the address William had
given us the day before. I was hoping it was way to early for
anyone to be awake as I pulled intot he drive way Alexi was
watering the flowers.
"Christine… early for you isn't it?"
"Yes sir. I smiled getting out of the car and walking over to him
"Dimi's in the pool if you want to go round to see him"
"No…" damn that came out a little too quickly and sharply "I have
to be somewhere in 20 minutes… can you just give him these for
me" I handed him the shirts.
"Sure but you can spare two minutes for a coffee"
"I'm sorry I can't and your son is the last person I want to see
right now" I turned and walked back to my car, hearing the front
"Chris" I froze with the door open at the sound of Dimitri's
voice. "Wait" there was a stream of Russian between him and his
Dad I turned round as he came over the water beading in his chest
from the pool as it dripped off his hair.
"What?" I was impressed with myself for being able to sound so
damn pissed while I couldn't help feel a little weak at the sight
of him "You want to rub some more salt in the wound" okay the
anger was now beginning to overtake the desire. He looked down it
looked like he hadn't slept all night "Or do you just want to
tell me how much better Reba is than me" I folded my arms across
"I wanted to make sure you were okay"
"Are you kidding me I'm on top of the damn world" I hissed "The
guy I was head over heels in love with tore out my heart and
threw it on the ground but I'll get over it so all in all I'm
"Okay quit with the sarcasm" he snapped.
"Give me one damn good reason and I don't answer to you" I got in
the car and slammed the door closed he reached in the window and
put his hands over mine to stop me turning the key "Get your damn
hands off of me" I growled
"I swear I didn't tell her anything Chris… I might be the biggest
piece of crap on the planet right now but I swear to god on
Niko's life I didn't tell her anything"
"Move your hand off me and get the hell away from my car" I
glared at him "And crap doesn't beginning to cover what I think
of you right now" he stepped back and hung his head as I left
black tracks on the driveway……………..
…………… I knocked on the door of the address I'd been given it was
almost 8.30 now I was late not the best first impression to make.
The door opened and Alfie grinned back at me.
"Did you get lost?"
"Something like that" I sighed hugging him "where is everyone?"
"this way" he lead me down a hall the sounds of music filtered
down and then laughter. As he pushed open a door.
'You made it" William looked up from where he was sitting on a
huge black couch.
"Long story but I just gfot my second speeding ticket in as many
weeks" I put my purse down.
"Did you get any sleep?" Kerion asked looking at me
"Nope not really?"
"Tiredness will show in your voice" Lukas maoned
"Yeah well I think I'll sleep a whole lot better after a day of
singing" I ran my hand through my hair.
'Okay so we really need to start on the songs oyu guys will be
doing?' William started to go through the songs getting the
guysto play parts and letting me go with it. By the time it was
lunch we'd got one of the songs done and ready to go. William
went out and picked us all up some Mexican food from a place down
"I tried to call you this morning" Pete said nudging me
"I don't have a phone anymore" I sighed tipping back my head and
letting the sun warm my face
"I thought Niko and Dimitri got you a new one?" Alfie asked
"They did but I gave it back" I brought my head back down "I'm
not with him anymore"
"You're kidding?" Pete choked on hs soda
"Nope, I asked if we could leave sooner"
"I know and Green Bay isn't that where you're from?" Alfie
"Close" I nodded "I'm 75 west of there"
'So you're going to show us the cheese State" William chuckled.
"It's the Dairy state" I corrected "And I think after living here
these guys would think it was a little dull" I pointed Kerrion
and the other.
"What's dull?" Elena's voice made me feel sick, I was dreading
having to face her.
"Wisconsin" I said weakly.
"Nonsense it gave you to us" she smiled "I'm sorry I'm later a
few troubles at home… you know how boys fight"
"Well you're boys have Tempers" Lukas said finishing off his
"True" she never took her eyes off me. "So how are things going?"
She walked inside with William and Lukas.
"Okay you need to spill" Alfie hissed "If you've split with
Dimitri how come he and Niko are fighting" I got up with my
"If you want to know call them" I shrugged………………….