A/N:Thanks for everybody who had the patience to wait for me to update!Thanks to Ainat who reviewed and thanks to everyone who alerted this.(Sorry for my impatience Wanderlusting...)I own nothing,not even m.h.f.t.(Thanks for everything to my b.f.f. LadyS who probably doesn't remember a thing about it!The letters in italics are Stephanie's thoughts!Enjoy!
The first thing I noticed when I walked inside was Stacy. Her face had taken a color redder than a tomato. I looked at her in confusion. When she reached me she started babbling non-stop.
"Stace take a breath! I can't figure out a single thing you're saying!" I said, looking confused. Stacy seemingly calmed down.
"Now, tell me what's going on?" I asked.
"It's Jay!" she told me excitedly." He has been staring on me and smiling since I got here!" I knew she had the biggest crush on the guy for a very long time.
"I'm so happy for you sis!" I said hugging her. Her eyes lit up and she smirked.
"Oh, I almost forgot…Chris is here too" she said whispering to my ear." Let's go there." she simply said pointing at a small table near the bar. My eyes immediately went there and I saw Randy, Chris and Jay sitting at it.
"Of course." I said my voice full of devotion.
We headed straight to their table.
"Hey guys!" Stacy and I said in unison.
"Hey girls. Do you want to join us?" Randy asked charmingly.
"Sure!" Stacy answered and went to sit next to Jay. I sat next to her which happened to be across Chris. He smiled at me and I was more than happy to return the favor.
"What's up?" He asked.
"Everything is fine! Do you know what will happen here tonight? Why Siren changed that much? "I asked, my voice full of curiosity.
"Well, it's a big night tonight…" Jay replied, getting in our conversation.
"…For the first time ever, live music is going to be played in the club. Do you remember m.h.f.t.? They are going to perform live tonight!"
"That's great! I haven't seen these guys since god knows when!" Stacy replied with excitement.
"Me too. I haven't seen them since their graduation last year." Jay said.
Randy looked at his cell phone and nudged Jay. "Harry is going to be here soon. We've got to pick him up, remember?"
I couldn't help but notice that Jay was a little disappointed to hear it. He made a move to stand up but Randy gave him a "motivation".
"Stacy do you want to join us?" he suggested.
"Sure!" my friend replied and the three of them left.
Suddenly, a very important thought crossed my mind.
Oh my god! I'm alone with HIM! What I'm going to do? Somebody help me please!
"So that leaves us alone…"Chris said smiling
Yes it does…please let me answer something smart to that!
"Well that's right. So, how are things going for you lately? We haven't talked for a while."
Crap Stephanie. That wasn't smart at all…Arghh!
"This period I try to figure out what I'm going to do with my life. It's quite complicated. Too many choices, so little time to decide."
"Which are your options then?" I asked full of curiosity.
That sounds smarter .Phew!
"My parents want me to become a journalist. To be honest, I quite like this idea, but I don't really think that it will be what I want to do for the rest of my life…Then I have a dream…I…."Chris' voice faded and he smiled full of joy.
"Wanna share it with me?"
"Well not right now. I'm about to confess it to you but you will have to be patient." He smiled mysteriously. I smiled back but remained silent.
Oh my god, his smile makes his eyes look like the sea…! Hey what's going on with me? I'm not in love am I?
Guys don't get me wrong! I never was the average"romantic" girl. I was like a tomboy till now, that's what you get when you are growing up with my brother Shane and my cousin Joseph. "Struggling for dominance" would be the right title for my biography.
Hmm…Daydreaming doesn't suit me at all. I forgot a little about Chris I think!
I couldn't say that I was enjoying the silence between us. To avoid staring at him without any reason I looked around in the club and noticed that all my friends were looking at us full of curiosity.
Damn! That doesn't help at all! Can't you look anywhere else? He might notice you staring stupidly at us.
I felt myself blushing. And yes people, Chris noticed that. I saw him raising an eyebrow and his face took a very suspicious look. He opened his mouth to say something but fortunately I was "saved by the bell". Cheers and clapping could be heard as m.h.f.t. were going on stage.
Ted, the lead singer of the group and neighbor of mine for about 15 years, grabbed the microphone.
"First of all good evening everybody! Thank you so much for being here tonight!
It's so great to be in our hometown again!" The crowd cheered again and he grinned in happiness.
"Let me introduce our band again! As most of you know we are m.h.f.t. .M stands for Matt, the drummer…"he pointed towards a tall boy with long black hair. The crowd cheered.
"…H stands for Henry, the guitarist…"(a tall well-built brown-haired boy)
"…F for Fred, the keyboard player…"(a short blond boy)
"…and finally, last but not least…",he chuckled at that ,"..me"
"My full name is Theodore but you can call me Theo, Teddy or Ted. I'm the singer of the band." The tall, dark skinned boy was obviously anxious and I couldn't blame him about that.
"The special thing about us is that we don't do this thing for money. We are just some university students who want to have some fun." he winked
"But enough of my babbling! Let the music play!" he bowed shortly on the direction of the audience and everyone cheered.
The first song begun. When Theo started to sing its lyrics Chris leaned forward to my ear and whispered: "This is what I want to do…"
His husky and dedicated tone of his voice made my eyes open wide.
"What?" I asked." You want to be a rockstar?" I looked at him with eyes full of amazement. He nodded, I smiled to him and we unified our voices with Ted's.
"And when the leaves return to grey
We'll see the ending of your reign
You won't believe the change in wave
When all the leaves return to grey"
As long as the song had finished I looked at Siren's door to see that Randy and Harry had just entered the club.
"Damn!" I cursed under my breath.
Suddenly, I noticed that Stacy and Jay were not with them. They reached the table but before I had the time to say my question Chris spoke.
"Where are the other two?"
"Hmmm…Probably making out in the nearby I suppose." Randy said thoughtfully.
"What?" I asked in shock.
"It seems that those two finally found each other. Lucky them." Chris replied,
"It's pretty obvious that you aren't getting laid at the moment Irvine,
we don't really need to hear that anymore." Harry told him teasingly.
"Just shut up will you? I haven't found Mrs. Right" Chris replied angrily.
"You just said Mrs. Right? It's hilarious. I've never heard of this before!
Randy said laughing.
"So…"he continued"…you wouldn't have got angry if there wasn't one. Who is the lucky girl?" Randy looked at Chris curiously.
Although I couldn't understand his reasons, Chris looked very pissed of.
"Actually, there is someone but I'll never tell you who. I'm only telling Stephanie, she's like my best friend at the moment instead of you two dorks."
he said hugging me and kissing me on the cheek.
"Whoa!" I said laughing in surprise.
"It seems that I'm the key person in your life today. Are you ill or something?"
I said, my voice full of mockery.
"Oh yes, you are the one." He said winking to me.
"Silence you two. You have to hear this song!" Harry said.
The sound of "If everyone cared." Filled my ears and I fell into a reverie…Life is wonderful.