………………… I woke up and stretched, I looked round the room there was a murmuring coming from the other room. I got up and pulled open the connecting door all of the guys were in there playing video games.
“Hey you” Dimitri looked up and smiled at me.
“How long have I been asleep?”
“Sleep we thought you were using a chainsaw in there” Kerion laughed.
“Funny” I stuck my tongue out. “I’m going to go get curds anyone if anyone wants to come?” the five of them all looked at me “What?”
“Curds?” Niko pulled a face. “What the hell is that?”
“Something good and yummy” I smiled.
“It doesn’t sound yummy as you put it” Alfie pulled a face.
“Do you guys trust me?” they all looked at each other “Hey”
“Okay fine” Pete got up “where do we need to go?”
“Any restaurant in Wisconsin”
“Now food I like the sound of that” Pete grinned.
“We’ll meet you down stairs I just need to talk to Chris” Dimitri walked over to me and linked his fingers with mine. The guys grabbed jackets and walked out.
“I called the police when you went to sleep” he pulled me over to the bed and sat down with me.
“What did they say?” I nervously chewed the inside of my lip.
“They’ve revoked his bond and have locked him up in the county jail till he goes to court” he smiled ‘he’s locked up, he can’t touch you or get to you” I felt a wave of relief wash over me. I closed my eyes and put my head in my hands. Dimitri rubbed my back.
“Finally” I sighed “Thank you”
“For what?” he smiled getting up and pulling on his hoodie.
“Talking to the cops” I stood up and put my thumbs through the belt loops on his jeans.
“Well you’ve been through enough” he stroked his fingers down the side of my face “and you were exhausted” he lifted my face to his and kissed me in a way to make my whole insides shiver. My hand reached for his belt. He pulled back and looked at me breathlessly. “What happened to one step at a time? He bent his head and kissed along my jaw.
“I don’t know” I moaned as his teeth caught my ear and tugged gently.
“I think we need to go to the others” he chuckled low because the last thing we need is for one of them to walk in” I looked at him and hung my head “And I’m sorry”
“I don’t want to rush you back into bed… not after” he held my face in his hands “And I shouldn’t have kissed you like that”
“It freaks you out doesn’t it” he tipped his head and looked puzzled “The fact I was raped. I took a step back and ran my hand through my hair.
“No… I swear” he caught my hand “Chris I hurt you and I didn’t think I’d manage to get you back and I have. I want to show you that I’m willing to make you my number one, I’m not going to do anything to screw it up, I want to go back to how we were before only with you as the rock star you’re going to be, but I’m not going to just take you to bed for the sake of it”
“Believe me it’s not for the sake of it” I smiled “You just do things to me when you kiss me and…”
“Hey are we going to eat and go to the gig or are we going to sit in the lobby looking like a bunch of idiots” Niko had his head round the door.
“We’re coming” he disappeared again. Dimitri reached for my hoodie and handed it to me.
“Its fifty nine degrees it’s not cold” I laughed
“I’m trying to be a sweet boyfriend” he winked.
“Come on” I took his hand and walked down the hall to the elevator. The doors opened we go inside. “When do you need to go home?”
“We’re going back Monday night when you guys are done here and are moving on” he stood behind me and put his hands in the front pockets of my jeans. “But I’m going to try to get Mom to let me come back and visit a few times” he rested his chin on my shoulder.
“When we’re in Europe?” he nodded “Mom’s said some of the new stuff you’ve been working on is awesome”
“It is” I laughed “That sounded so conceited”
“I think you have the right to brag” he pulled his hands from my pockets as the doors opened and we stepped out into the Lobby. The 6 of us went across the street to a restaurant and sat down I ordered a bunch of cheese curds.
“So you guys ready to kick ass in Europe” Niko asked as the waitress brought over the deep friend and battered cheese.
“We’re getting there” Alfie nodded picking one up and looking at it. “Still a way to go but… it’s going to be okay” he took a bite of the cheese “OMG I’m moving here these are amazing” all of the others looked at each other for a minute before diving in decimating the order like they hadn’t eaten for months. I sat back and smiled at them this was my new family if I could see Jess and live with these guys I’d be totally happy.
“Hey Earth to Chris” Niko bounced a napkin off of my head.
“Sorry I zoned for a while” I sighed snuggling into the side of Dimitri as Alfie ordered my cheese curds “What was the question?”
“Where’s the one place you’d love to perform?” Dimitri smiled “anywhere in the world?”
“I said London” Alfie laughed “My Grandparents were from there”
“I’d kill to play at the super bowl” Kerion shrugged Niko and Dimitri looked at him “What just because I’m not a Jock doesn’t mean I don’t like Football and when you play the super bowl you know you’re a rock star”
“Sydney Australia, something about the accent that makes those girls hot” Pete laughed. Niko high fived him across the table “And who doesn’t like a guy in a band” I groaned and shook my head “So what about you?” he looked at me.
“right here” I smiled “it’s close enough to my old town for friends to come… I can’t wait to go to Europe but to have friends see what we can do it’s…” I shrugged “I guess something special”.
“You should have asked if you could sing her tonight or tomorrow” Niko said nudging me.
“Did you not hear me try to sing this afternoon my voice can’t handle it right now” I pointed to my neck were the bruises were.
“I’m sorry I didn’t’ think” he looked down.
“It’s okay… I guess I’ll have to come back here one day and do it when we’re the headliner”…………………………..