Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Chapter 28

When they arrived at Jon’s Soho Apartment an hour or so later , Paul parked the car and quickly walked around to open the door. Desi stepped out ,reached in as Jon handed her the ice pack and crutches while he slowly but very painfully slid out of the car.

Paul supported him while Desi handed him his crutches and they made their way into the building. “Dammit! “ Jon cussed as the right crutch caught the rug just inside the door and he stumbled almost falling flat on his face if not for Paul catching him.

Desi hurriedly grabbed his other arm. “Be careful you don’t want to break something. “ she responded her voice coated with concern.

“No one said these things were dangerous. “ Jon growled as he hobbled into the elevator then leaned against the wall.

Desi bit back a chuckle because it wasn’t funny, she had experienced the same thing first time she used crutches , they were nothing but a pain in the ass at least in her opinion. “We are almost there and then you can relax. “ she answered while gently giving his arm a loving squeeze.

A few moments later, they arrived at his apartment . Jon hobbled to the door, leaned against the frame and reached in his shorts pocket for his key. Desi grabbed the key from him. “Let me get the door.” she said as she slid the key into the keyhole and gave it a turn then opened the door.

Desi stepped aside, letting him walk inside first , pain radiated from his face and sweat started to pour from his forehead. “Damn you wouldn’t think I exercise “ Jon grumbled as he made his way to the couch and plopped down.

Jon glanced up at Paul. “Thanks man come by and pick us up around 4 for the flight to Saratoga.” he paused, “Yes, the shows are still a go so you can pass it around I will be there tomorrow. “

Paul simply nodded, “Yes Boss. “ he glanced at Desi who was gently lifting his leg and propping it up on a pillow. “You need anything Miss Desi? “

Desi glanced up at Paul , “ No I think we’re good for now . Thank you. “

“See you both tomorrow. “ Paul replied and headed out the door.

Once Paul left, Desi glanced around in awe of the the spacious apartment, this wasn’t the time to be thinking of shit like this she scolded herself and turned to Jon, who was now talking on the phone to who was any one's guess . “Do you need anything ? Glass of wine? “

“Sure babe, thank you. “ Jon replied with a small smile then returned his attention to the phone call.

Desi gazed around then walked in the direction of the kitchen, reached for two wine glasses then opened the door to the fridge and grabbed a bottle of wine. As she poured the two glasses, she couldn’t help but be impressed with the kitchen, it was enormous with cherry wood cabinets and Stainless steel appliances. “What I wouldn’t give for a kitchen like this “ she muttered to herself, taking one last longful glance she headed back into the living room.

Jon reached for the glass and smiled, “Yea Rich I know but I called Dr Chen and he is going to join us so there is no need to miss any shows, He has helped me with my back as well so just a few times with acupuncture and I will be good to go. “

Desi settled in beside Jon , rolled her eyes at his stubbornness, And they call me stubborn she thought to herself. “Oh Hey that's Richie right could you ask him to ask Ana to grab my stuff I completely forget it. “

“Heya man Des wants to know if you can tell Ana to grab her stuff for her? “ Jon asked then laughed, “He said for me to tell you what makes you think Ana is still with me ? “

Desi’s eyes widened, “Where is she then? “

Jon patted her leg, “He’s teasing baby, okay yea hold on “ Jon held the phone out to Desi. “Ana wants to talk to you. “

“Really? “ Desi reached for the phone, “Heya girl. “

“Just checkin’ in with mom , don’t want her to worry. “ Ana teased “ So how’s the patient? “

“Grumpy. “ Desi flashed a teasing smile to Jon, “ So how’s things with you ? “

“Oh not bad considering we spent most of the night at the hospital thanks to your boyfriend. “ Ana snorted.

“Hey no one said you had to come. “ Desi shot back goodnaturedly .

“Pfft! as if anything could keep me away...” she paused then giggled. When she spoke again her voice was filled with noticeable mirth. “ now Des, be sure you your a good nurse to Mr. Bon Jovi. he;s gonna need shot, straight to the heart, of bad medicine baby, so you keep on top of that girl!”

Desi snorted, nearly spewing her wine all over herself and Jon, “ Yea did you ever try and treat a grumpy guss ? “ she glanced flashing a sweet smile to Jon, who frowned at her last comment.
“I’m not grumpy! “ Jon interjected strongly with a pout forming across his lips.

Desi arched an eyebrow, “What do you call that? What did I tell you behave and you’ll get a treat.”

Ana snickered, “ Oh I bet you will -- give him a treat that is. No funny business after all the man is injured. “ she paused “though you could satisfy your oral fixation and I can guarantee he would forget all about his pain.

Desi’s face turned a deep scarlet color, as she quickly turned away from Jon’s amused expression. “ I can’t believe you said that ! “

Jon watched as her face turned a nice shade of red, “What she say? “

“Nothin’ “ Desi answered back

“Oh c’mon I know you have blown him before? “ Ana continued to taunt her friend causing Richie to burst into a fit of laughter.

“Ana, I am not fuckin’ answering that not with him sitting here. “ Desi exclaimed, her face hot with embarrassment. Thank God he can’t hear, I would hide in the nearest closet.

“Answer what? What did she say? “ Jon asked clearly amused by Desi’s frazzled state.

Ana yelled at the top of her voice directly into the phone causing Desi to jerk the phone away from her ear “I ASKED IF SHE EVER GAVE YOU A BLOW JOB!!!” her words carried through the phone as if it were on speaker. Jon heard every word clear as day.

Desi pinched her eyes shut, not daring to look at Jon, who burst into his own fit of laughter. Taking a few deep breaths, Jon reached for Desi’s hand to hold the phone so Ana could hear his response. “ I’m not sure how we got on this subject but to answer your question yes and it was fuckin’ great. “

Desi wanted to die or at the very least crawl under the nearest rock, she had never been so embarrassed in her life.

“I thought so, Don’t know why she is so damned shy about it now . She--- “ Ana was cut off by Desi pulling back the phone to her hear. “Don’t you even ! “

“What? For fuck’s sake Des All I was gonna say was ‘she taught me everything I know’ That’s a compliment girl! When you gonna relax and pull the stick out your ass?“ Ana laughed even though she was a little serious.

Desi rolled her eyes, “ Maybe , maybe not but now is not the time to talk about that. “

Ana shook her head, “ Just because he is who he is doesn’t mean he is gonna think you are anything less than the person you are. You partied and other stuff so the fuck what!! “

Desi knew she wasn’t going to win this fight, “Look I gotta run and find something to eat, we haven’t ate since earlier this evening. See you tomorrow. “ she quickly handed the phone back to Jon then stood up. “What do you want to eat? “

Jon shot her a puzzled look, What in the hell did she say to get that kind of reaction, “Um whatever you can find out there, may not be much though. “

“No problem, You be surprised what I can throw together.. “ Desi smiled and leaned down to give him a quick kiss and darted off to the kitchen.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chapter 27

They arrived at Riverview Medical Center about an hour or so later,  Paul threw the car into park then quickly stepped out of the car to retrieve a wheelchair .

Moments later he returned with the chair then opened the back door. Desi stepped out then along with Paul’s help, carefully settled Jon into the seat.  She then reached in for the ice pack , placing it back onto his calf.

The glass door opened and the trio stepped inside towards the registration desk. The young woman sitting behind the desk raised her head the moment the door opened. Her eyes widened and she fought to keep her composure when she took notice who was walking towards her.  “May I help you? “ her voice edged with a slight nervous tone,Holy Hell its Jon Bon Jovi !  Keep calm you are a professional. This was just her second week on the job and she hadn’t expected to see him here.

Desi bit back a grin, the woman was a fan it was written all over her face though she tried to hide it . “ Yes he needs to see a doctor. “

The woman nodded, then preceded to type . “ Name ? “ God that sounds so dumb , I know who the hell he is .

Jon smirked as he watched the woman nervously peck away at the keyboard. “John Bongiovi “

The woman rattled off the address that popped up on the screen .

Jon shook his head no and gave her his Soho address .

“Do you have your insurance card ? “ She asked.

Jon leaned forward, winced slightly as he removed his wallet then pulled out his card and handed it to her.

“Okay can you tell me what happened ? “ She asked as while she typed in his information on his Insurance card then quickly scanned it , then handed it back to him.

“I have no fuckin’ clue what I did.“ Jon paused, then apologized. “ Sorry, I’m not sure exactly other than I was dancing - well kinda I can’t dance worth shit anyway I felt a pop in my right calf and it hurts like a bitch. “

The woman smirked then nodded as she typed in his explanation.  A few moments later she printed out a sheet for him to sign. “Sign here “ she pointed “And here. “

Jon reached over and scribbled his name.

“Okay then if you want to wait over there, they will call your name when they are ready. “ The woman instructed.

Desi pushed Jon over to the waiting area  then sat down in a seat beside him. “Now for the fun part. “ she remarked sarcastically.

“How do you do it ? “ Jon asked while he reached out for her hand and gave it a squeeze.

“Do what wait? Or the pain ? “

“Both “

“Well I guess I’m just used to it . “ Desi admitted honestly.

“I can’t see how you could get used to this . “ He reached down, to adjust the ice pack , the pain radiated through him to his very core.  “This fuckin’ hurts like a son of a bitch. “

“Here let me get it . “ Desi squatted down and gingerly placed the ice pack on the back of his leg.

Jon watched her as she nursed him,  if he didn’t think he had feelings for her before this sealed the deal.  No one had bothered to take care of him without wanting something in return, not that he allowed it anyway.

Before he could say anything , a nurse called out for him.  “ John Bongiovi. “

Desi stood up then wheeled him over to the nurse who took over , “I’ll wait out here I’m sure the gang will be arriving soon and they’ll wanna know whats going on. “

“Okay baby , “ he smiled warmly “ See you soon. “

Desi leaned down and kissed him before the nurse wheeled him inside.


Desi had been sitting on the hard bench when Richie , Ana and the rest of the crew arrived.

Ana strolled over to her friend , “ Heya girlfriend  how is he ? “

“Well they just took him inside so I don’t know . “ Desi answered her eyes remained on the door where Jon had been taken into.

“Jon,  he’s a tough son of bitch.“ Richie spoke trying to reassure Desi. “ Don’t you worry. “

“And stubborn too, “ Desi quipped. “All the way here he insisted this wasn’t gonna effect the tour.”

Richie laughed, “ He would have to be in traction in bed before he cancelled anything.  And I doubt that would keep him from hitting the stage. “

Desi snickered, “But what if the  doctor says stay off it , You know that ain’t gonna happen. “

“Jon will negotiate , he does it for a living and he is good at it . He will get his way . Watch. “ Richie answered as he sat down beside her , wrapped his arm around her giving it a gentle squeeze.

Ana walked over to the other side and sat down . “ Yea,  besides it may just be a pulled muscle. “

“I don’t think its just a pulled muscle. “ Desi replied, “ Not from what his doctor said . He thinks it might be a torn. “

Richie winced ,  “Well if it then we’ll do what we have to do, though I know the man and he won’t reschedule or cancel. “

“Guess we just wait and see what the doctor says . “ Desi spoke softly.

A couple hours later, a nurse come out and walked swiftly over to Desi . “ Excuse me miss are you Mr Bongiovi’s girlfriend ?”

“Um n- “ Desi didn’t get a chance to finish before Richie and Ana piped up “Yes she is .”

“Could you come with me please ? Maybe you can get him to understand and be reasonable. “ Her tone was of frustration, apparently Jon wasn’t being the good little patient.

Desi sucked in a deep breath, then stood. “ I can try but he is one stubborn man. “

“Follow me please. “

Desi followed the nurse back to where Jon was , she entered the room and bit back a smirk as she took in the situation. Jon was sitting on the stretcher , his arms crossed his face coated with a mixture of stubborness and determination.  “I hear we have a problem. “

The doctor turned to face her, his face coated with frustration. “Ma’am could you get him to see reason, he can’t put pressure on that leg it needs time to heal. “

“And could you please tell the doctor I can’t cancel , I won’t cancel . “ Jon responded stubbornly.

“Can’t we come up with a compromise here ?  What if he is just on it for a couple hours a night then uses crutches when he isn’t on stage? “ Desi suggested.

“I guess that could work but only just for a couple hours at night and not too much pressure which means no dancing . “ The  doctor ordered. “ I would like to prescribe a pain medication too. “

“Yes to the crutches , Hell no to the meds. “ Jon replied adamantly. “ Advil will do just fine and acupuncture . “

The doctor sighed “ FIne I will finish your paperwork then you can leave. But you need to check in with you regular doctor for a follow up visit. The Nurse will be in with your crutches and please use them. “ then he walked out of the room muttering to himself , Stubborn Rockstars!

Desi shook her head, “ Damn and I thought I was a bad patient . “

“What? I can’t cancel and you know it. “  Jon answered defensively as he swung his legs slowly off the stretcher.

“You could , your fans would understand but you just don’t wanna.  I am not even gonna try and argue with you about it either, but you will use those crutches . “ Desi ordered.  “ Or you won’t get your treat . I promised you if you were a good boy. “

Jon let out a deep sigh, and a pout formed on his lips. “ A’right I will use the crutches . “

“Good boy.“ Desi replied as she walked over to him and wrapped her arms around his waist then placed a sweet kiss on his lips.

A half hour later , paperwork in hand, Jon on crutches and with a quick goodbye to Richie , Ana and the others, who had arrived while they were in the back.  Jon and Desi climbed back into the car and headed back to Soho.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chapter 26

The golf cart pulled up to the dressing room, Desi reached for Jon and helped him scoot out while the driver took the other side . They slowly and gingerly walked him into the room then sat him down on the makeshift table .

Jon laid down on the table, biting his bottom lip then cast a glance over to Desi, who stood next to him holding his hand.  “You could have hurt yourself. “ he bit out through the pain.

“Hush now will you . I’m fine. You on the other hand are not. “ Desi retorted.

Jon cast a look of bewilderment at her. “Damn am I - Fuck ! “ he growled as a sharp pain shot through his calf.

The doctor walked in and quickly assessed the situation.  “These need to come off Jon so I can see what the problem is. “ he ordered as he pointed to his jeans.

Jon’s eyes widened. “Here? Now ? “

“Yes , here and now . “ he answered then turned to face the large crowd that gathered around. “Everyone please leave so he can undress. “ the doctor’s eyes landed on Desi, who made no attempt to leave, though a slight flush crept upon her cheeks thinking about he almost always went commando.  “IF you’re gonna stay , you can help him with his jeans. “

Though in a lot of pain , Jon couldn’t help but smile at Desi’s reaction. That was soon forgotten when she reached for his jeans and started to tug on them . “Mother fuck ! “

The doctor quickly turned around . “ Stop , we are going to have to cut them off. Find a blanket while I get the scissors. “

Desi leaned over Jon , gave him a quick kiss then darted out the door in search of a blanket.

A few moments later , she returned to find him with no jeans on and the doctor leaning over  examining his calf.  Desi quickly covered him then returned to holding his hand while the doctor finished his examination.

“Well Jon , It’s definitely more than a pulled muscle . I’m afraid you are going to have to go to the hospital.  Need to run an MRI to exactly what it is but from the looks of things and the amount of pain you’re in . You have a torn muscle. “

Jon groaned as he tried to sit up . “Fuck! I hate hospitals. “

Desi, who once she heard that he had to go to the hospital searched around in his bag  for a pair of shorts then brought them to him .  “Yea they are just a blast , but he says you gotta go so you’re going. “ she spoke with a firm voice. while helping him on with the shorts.

“Yes ma’am “ Jon replied with a salute . “What happened to my sweet Desi ? “

“Someone needs to take care of you. “ she answered matter of factly.  “ If left up to you , you would shrug it off as nothing. Am I right? “

“Well.. I “ He was cut off mid-sentence by Richie who stepped in the room , clearly enjoying this petite girl giving Jon a run for his money.

“Admit it Kidd, she has you pegged.  “ Richie laughed as he walked over and swung his arm around Desi pulling her into a half hug.

Before Jon shoot off a comeback , Obie and Matt appeared in the room with a wheelchair. “The  car is ready for you . “

Jon looked at the chair and growled. “ I ain’t getting in that damned thing! “

Desi quirked an eyebrow, “Oh really and I suppose you plan on walking on that leg down that long hallway? “

“Yea Its not that far. “ Jon argued.

The doctor returned into the room with an ice pack . “Did I just hear what I thought I heard from you Jon? You are not to put any pressure on the leg. “

Clearly sensing that this was one battle he wasn’t gonna win, He hobbled off the table with the assistance of Desi and Richie and settled into the chair.  He growled inwardly , Damn I’m not an invalid.

The  doctor placed the ice pack on his leg, “ Keep this on . And by all means listen to the doctor.”

Jon rolled his eyes, “ I ain’t cancelling anything , you all hear that ?! “ he shot dark looks to everyone he passed by.

“And if you make it worse and need surgery what you gonna do then? “ Desi asked as they helped Jon into the car then she slide in beside him.

“It’s possible its not that bad ,  I still have one good leg and I’m not cancelling on my fans. “ Jon argued.

“And if it is , you think they would want you to risk it for them , I think not . “ Desi shot back.

Richie peeked his head in , “Frank  we’ll meet ya at the hospital . Be a good boy and listen to Desi. “ then shut the door.

 Desi settled in beside Jon, her hand resting on his leg. “Shit ! “

Jon shot her a puzzled looked “What is it? You didn’t hurt anything did you ? “ he asked a mixture of worry and pain coated his voice as he tried to move to face her.

“Oh no , just that I didn’t even ask if you wanted me to come along I just did. “ Desi said with a light chuckle.

Jon smiled, reached for her hand and squeezed it . “No one I rather have with me if I’m gonna get poked with long ass needles. “

“Are you sure? I kinda took over and I’m sorry just I saw you hurt and - Well I been there myself. ‘ Desi admitted quietly.

“No baby its fine, I want you here with me and I happen to like the bull dog Desi , kinda of sexy . “ He waggled his eyebrows.

Desi snuggled up to him , being all to careful of his leg . “ Sexy huh? If you promise to listen to the doctor maybe I can find a way to make you feel better. “

Jon arched an eyebrow , a smile spread across his face. “ Really and all I have to do is listen to the doctor? “

“Yup that’s all you have to do . “ Desi leaned in and kissed him .

Monday, November 29, 2010

Chapter 25

After soundcheck was finished, the girls looked around not sure what to do next. Obie saw them and motioned them in the direction the guys had disappeared. Backstage a member of the crew looked at their laminates and pointed them towards an open door. Peeking in, Desi saw Jon and hesitated, unsure, until Ana pushed her into the room.


“Hey Beautiful.” Jon greeted Desi  with a bit uncertainty. “What did you girls think of soundcheck?”

“It was interesting.” Desi was still a little annoyed.

Ana poked her. “Ignore the ungrateful bitch Jon, it was great!”

“Thanks. You must be Ana.” Jon held out his hand. Ana shook it.

“I’m sorry.” Desi gave herself a mental shake and performed the introductions. “Where’s Richie? Ana really wants to meet him.” She smirked at her friend’s murderous look and stepped out of reach. “What? It’s true!”

“Then that makes two of us darlin’.” A deep voice spoke from behind them.

Turning, Desi grinned at Richie and went through the introduction routine again. “Ana’s a fan.” She leaned over to murmur to her temporarily speechless friend. “I warned you...payback’s a bitch!”

“I’d be disappointed if she wasn’t.” Richie assured an obviously flustered Ana. “Why don’t we sit down over there and get to know each other a little better?”

When they’d moved away, Jon turned his attention back to Desi. “Please don’t be mad at me. I just want to make sure that you don’t get hurt again.”

Desi sighed. “I know. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me....really.”

He slid his arms around her waist, linking his fingers and resting them in the small of her back.  He leaned in closely to her ear and whispered. “Am I forgiven? “

The soft tone vibrated through her ear , sending a chill down her spine and after taking a moment to recover, she spoke softly. “Yes. “

“Good, “ He replied as he placed a sweet kiss along the nape of her neck. “Now can I say just how much I missed you? “

Desi couldn’t help but smile. “ Yes over and over if you like. “

Jon released her waist , turned her to face him then placed several sweet kisses on her lips. “I missed you , I missed you  I missed you. “

Wrapping her arms around his waist, she eagerly returned his kisses . “I missed you too, though I just don’t see how this could be happening so fast. “

Jon pulled back for a moment, gazed down into her beautiful eyes . “I know , I never thought “ he paused, a warm smile spread across his lips. “I never thought I could feel this way again. I never wanted to -- til now. “

Before Desi could respond, Obie stepped into the room . “ I hate to interrupt this party but you have an interview scheduled in about 5 minutes and Rich your mom just arrived. “

Jon reluctantly pulled away from Desi , “ Okay will be there in a few “ he replied though his gaze remained fixated on Desi.

Obie started back out the door when Jon called out. “ Could you escort the girls back to their seats ? “

“Sure “ Obie answered then turned his attention away so they could say their goodbyes.

“I guess I gotta go , “ Jon whispered a hairs breath away from her lips. “See you after the show” he leaned in and kissed her passionately.  Then he pulled away and with a wink he turned towards the door and walked out leaving Desi to catch her breath .

Richie had departed but not before giving Ana a kiss and promises of getting together after the show for a later dinner.

Both girls headed back to their seats and settled in for the show.


The show was incredible , Jon definitely was in a good mood and the guys were on fire.  Playing rarites such as Raise Your Hands and Open All Night.  Both Jon and Richie smiled at the girls as they made their way to the circle for a couple songs . Things were going nearly perfect, as perfect as they could get when it happened.  They had just finished the first song into the encore and began Glad All Over , Jon just pivoted on his heel and almost immediately Desi knew something was terribly wrong .

Pain etched cross Jon’s face as he clutched tightly to the mic stand while bending down to massage the calf . All the while without missing a note , He then tried to walk it off but a pronounced limp became evident . After finishing the song , he spoke “I think I just wrecked my leg but its okay I still have another one. “ he forced a smile and started into Prayer.

She stopped dancing , her mouth dropped for a second watching him intently as he grasped his calf , his face coated with pain.  “He’s hurt , I have to go to him “ she said not sure if Ana heard her or not .

Desi made her way through the crowd , with Ana following closely on her heels.  She made it over to wear Obie was standing . “I knew I would see you. “ he responded. “Come with me . “ he lead them beneath the stage to his small, quick change area.

“You know what happened? Is he alright ? “ Desi asked her voice coated with worry.

“Have no idea . But the doctor is on stand by as soon as we can get him off the stage. “ Obie answered as he watched and waited for the last bars of Prayer to be over.

It seemed like any eternity before Jon descended down the steps with David on one side and Richie on the other. His head dipped down as a string of curses flew out of his mouth .

Desi patiently waited for them to slowly approach her before walking up to him . She waved Richie away then placed his arm across her shoulders as she slipped her arm around his waist.. “ Lean on me.“ she quietly ordered , not giving neither David or Jon a chance to argue before she started to walk him to the golf cart that was waiting for him.

Once they had him settled into the golf cart , Desi hopped in the front .  “We’re ready . Lets go.” She quickly glanced over to a Ana, who if it hadn’t been for the concern she had for Jon would have laughed at all the guys reaction to Desi and her ordering everyone about. Sweet, soft spoken Desi turned into a drill Sergeant in a matter of a few moments.  “See you in the back. “ was all she said as the driver quickly took off for the backstage area and to the doctor that was waiting for Jon to arrive.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chapter 24

Forty-five minutes later the girls arrived at the stadium. Desi glanced at the letter one last time before placing it in her purse then retrieved her phone . Flipping it open , she pressed speed dial then waited for Jon to answer.

Jon felt the vibration of his phone and reached in his pocket, glanced at the name and with a smile answered.“Damn I knew it took women a long time to get ready. “

“Maybe so but not this time. Damned traffic was backed up for miles.“ Desi retorted as she climbed out of the car then waited for Ana to join her before walking over to the gate. “You’d think the President is visiting or somethin’. “

A burst of laughter escaped Jon’s lips. “ You never know who might show up at our shows.. “He replied while leaning against the door frame of his dressing room.  His eyes darted down the long corridor , spotting Obie walking towards him.

“Hold on a sec babe. “ Jon said then held his hand over the mouthpiece “The girls are here can you go let them in  and escort them to their seats. “

Obie nodded. “Sure thing boss. “ then turned on his heel , heading back down the long corridor. He paused for a moment “ They’re ready for you on stage . “

“Tell them I’ll be there in a couple minutes. “ Jon answered then returned his attention to his phone. “Babe I gotta run , but Obie should be there in a few to let you in.”

“Okay talk to you later. “ Desi replied then flipped her phone closed.

“So what did your boyfriend have to say ? “ Ana teased with a ornery grin.

Desi rolled her eyes,  “He isn’t my boyfriend.  And to answer your question nothing much other than Obie is on his way . “

“Uh huh . I still say he’s your boyfriend .” Ana taunted. “ Desi and Jon sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G , first comes love , second comes marriage third is Jon pushing a baby carriage. “

“God , Ana you’re incorrigible. “ Desi replied then chuckled. “Oh here he comes.“ she pointed towards the man walking towards them.

Obie strolled over to the big metal gate and opened it for the girls. “Hey Desi good to see you again” he said with a big friendly smile.

“Nice to see you again too. “ Desi smiled sweetly, “ Obie this is Ana , my best friend . Ana this is Obie .”

Obie offered his hand while he spoke. “Nice to meet you Ana. “ Then stood back to allow the girls to walk through.

“Nice to meet you too . Are you the one you keeps the boys in line?“ Ana teased her eyes twinkling with a slight ornery tint.

Obie snorted. “I wish . They don’t listen to nothin’ I fuckin’ - “ He paused his eyes widened “Um I’m sorry for my tour mouth.  They don’t listen to nothing I say.“

Desi and Ana laughed as they followed him through the maze of seats on the field. “We ain’t angels . We got as much of a potty mouth as you guys “ Ana answered.

Their seats were located just inside the circle , not far from the stage but not where Desi might get injured again.  They weren’t bad seats and she knew she should be grateful but he really didn’t have to treat her like a china doll. Well okay Des, you are a china doll but still ! She thought with slight frustration.

Desi shot a annoyed glance to Jon who was watching the girls settle into their seats.  “Why must you all treat me like this ? “

Jon winced inwardly as his eyes caught her annoyed look, Don’t she understand I don’t want her hurt again? he turned around and with a sigh , called out the first song and began the first bars of Raise Your Hands.

Ana shook her head with dismay. “Des give the guy a break , I think its sweet he wants to make sure your safe. “

Desi left out out a frustrated sigh. “I know. “ was all she said as her eyes remained glued on him. That really wasn’t the issue not really anyway. She just was so afraid of her feelings that were becoming more present each time they talked or saw one of another.

Ana’s eyes darted away from Richie momentarily. “ Desi its okay to admit you love the attention he is giving you and maybe you might be feeling something for him. “

Desi knew Ana was right but it was so hard to believe and take a  chance after her heart was broken not too long ago.  She glanced briefly at her friend and flashed a force smile . “ Let’s not think about that right now . We are here to have a good time .”

“Just tell yourself that girl . I’m already enjoying myself. “ Ana grinned as her eyes returned to Richie. “ Damn if that man can work those fingers . Wonder what else he could play with like that ? “

Desi snorted, “ Play your cards right and you never know. “

Ana simply nodded as her eyes caught Richie’s . He smiled back  “Damn I so love those dimples .”

“You love every inch of that man.“ Desi retorted as her gazed remained on Jon.

“Yes ma’am I do including what he’s packin’ in those jeans of his. “ Ana replied saucily as she wiggled her eyebrows.

“God , Ana you’re so bad. “ Desi chided as she flashed her a big smile.

“And you’re such an angel? “

“Yes I am . A sweet angel. “

“Yea right in your dreams. Maybe I should ask blondie up there just how much of an angel you are ? “ Ana taunted.

“You wouldn’t ! “Desi gasped , a slight blush crept upon her cheeks.

“I sure would. Wonder what he would tell me. “

“He would tell you its none of your damned business . I think “ Desi answered a bit uncertain.

Ana slung her arm over Desi’s shoulders. “You know I’m just playing . I love to get you riled up . Its cute. “ she planted a friendly kiss on her friends cheek.

“Paybacks are a bitch  you know. “ Desi laughed.

"You keep saying that. " Ana grinned back.

"Just you wait and it'll be when you least expect it . " Desi shot back good naturedly.

The girls grew quiet , well as quiet as too fans could get while the band finished their soundcheck. Neither girl knew just how wild of a ride these few days were going to be.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chapter 23

Early the next morning , both girls awoke , quickly showered then ordered breakfast before beginning their preparations for the show that evening.

Once breakfast arrived, the girls sat down at the table in the corner of the room for a few relaxing moments to eat. “So have you decided on what you’re wearing ? “ Ana asked while stuffing a fork full of scrambled eggs in her mouth.

Desi finished chewing her bite of toast “ I think so . It’s supposed to be a scorcher today so maybe Capri's are in order for today and tank top. “

“Yea for once I agree, less clothing the better “ Ana agreed “ I wonder where our seats are since he is being Mr protective of you ? “

Desi shook her head “ I haven’t a clue other than we have laminates “

“So that means we can go anywhere we want “ Ana smirked, a twinkle of naughtiness flashed in her eyes.

Desi snickered then pushed herself away from the table “If we don’t get started now we won’t be going nowhere. “ She stood then walked over to her suitcase , pulling out a pair of blue jean Capri’s , a light blue tank top then padded off to the bathroom to change.

“Don’t take forever I need to get ready too “ Ana hollered good naturedly.

“There’s a mirror and plug in out there , you know . “ Desi teased while she dressed then applied her makeup.

“I know . Just felt like giving you a rough time “ Ana chuckled as she combed her long raven hair “So you sure Richie is interested in meeting me ?  I am not exactly his type you know ? “

Desi nodded as she walked out of the bathroom “ That’s what Jon said . Who knows maybe he’s tired of blonde's “ she replied with a big smile and a wink.

Ana turned around to face her friend , her gaze fell over her then she let out a whistle “ Damn girl you going for the jugular tonight ? “

“What ? “Desi asked as she glanced down at her outfit “It’s just a tank and Capri's ? “

Ana shook her head “Never mind “  she replied while she pulled her hair into french twist.

“You know I just thought of something . What if their families are there ? “ Desi asked her voice coated with slight worry and concern.

Ana paused a moment , turned away from the mirror and glanced at her friend “Well we have three options , one - go back to the hotel and wait , two- stand off to the side till they’re ready to go or three let them decide whether they want to introduce us or not ? “

Desi chewed nervously on her bottom lip as she listened to Ana list their options “Ana I think its much too soon to meet his family. Hell I dunno what we are yet ? If we are anything yet “

“I think maybe that is one thing you both need to discuss. But if you want my opinion if what you two have was just a fling then he wouldn’t have invited you to these next three shows”

Des gave a slight nod in agreement.“ Guess you’re right “

“I’m always right “ Ana answered with a slight teasing tone.

She laughed then hugged her best friend  “What would I do without you ? “

Ana returned her friends hug, “ I dunno living life as a hermit I suspect “

“I’m not that bad am I ? “ Desi inquired as she pulled back to look at her friend.

Ana quirked an eyebrow “Hate to say it but yes - you are “

Desi , though she wanted to disagree with Ana , she couldn't . Ana was brutally honest and as much as Desi hated to admit it  , she needed a good swift kick in the behind.once in awhile.  “Well we better head on down “ Desi said while casting a quick glance at her watch. “ Paul will be arriving soon to pick us up . “

Both girls took one last look in the mirror before walking out the door and down the long hallway towards the elevator.

A few moments later , the girls stepped out of the elevator, walked through the lobby towards the glass front doors to wait for Paul to arrive. Just as the girls settled down on the plush copper bench , a big black SUV pulled up in front of the hotel.

“Looks like our ride is here “ Desi replied as she stood, gathered her purse and walked out the door.

Ana quickly followed with amusement watching her friend take off out the door not even bothering to wait for her. “In a bit of a hurry are we ? “

Desi stopped and turned “No just don’t want to keep Paul waiting is all “

“Sure tell me another one “ Ana mused.

Paul stepped out of the car , package in hand and opened the back door for the girls. “Good to see you again Miss Desi and Miss Ana “his eyes twinkling with amusement.  “Here’s the package the boss told me to give you. “ handing it over to Desi.

“Thank you Paul.  You’re gonna get tired of seeing me. “ Desi joked as she slid into the backseat .

“Never Miss Desi “ Paul replied with a huge smile while he waited for Ana to join Desi then shut the door behind her.

Desi opened the Manila envelope , which contained two laminates and a note .She reached in pulled the two laminates out , handing one to Ana while sliding hers over her head then pulled out the note and started to read it.

Dear Beautiful, 

If you’re reading this then you’re on your way to the Stadium , I expect.  I just wanted to say just how much I missed you and can’t wait to see that beautiful smile of yours again. Crazy I know , hell Richie thinks I dipped into the bottle one too many times.  Maybe I have who the hell knows I sure can’t explain it.  I just hope you feel the same way. 

Gotta run business calls, see you soon


Ana watched her friend’s changing expressions play across her face and wondered what Mr Rockstar had to say to make her friend react like that.  Tempted to ask her if he had asked her to marry him by her dreamy expression but thought better of it and turned her attention to the passing scenery , Finally maybe she can be happy again. He better not be playing with her emotions or I’m gonna have to kick some rockstar’s ass.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chapter 22

A  few weeks of several long distance conversations , as much as Jon’s schedule would allow , it was time for the girls to leave for Jersey.  Desi pulled her bag to the living room and dropped her carry on beside it .

“Shouldn’t we call a cab? “ Ana asked

“No Jon said -” Desi was interrupted by a shrill honk of a car horn in her driveway.  She peeked out her window “Our ride is here “ while she bent down picked up her carry-on , and pulled the other behind her.

“Damn girl what other surprises does he have in store “ Ana replied with a impressed tone.

“Guess you have to wait and see “ Desi smirked as she headed out her door, then waited for Ana to walk out before locking the door.

Paul stepped out of the car “Miss Desi good to see you again “

“Hiya Paul didn’t expect to see you ? “ Desi answered with a surprised tone.

“Well the boss said he knew  you knew me and might be more comfortable with me so here I am “ He smiled as he grabbed the girls bags and tossed them into the trunk.

“We’re not driving all the way there are we? “ Desi asked as she climbed in the back of the Black SUV.

“No ma’am “ Paul answered while he waited for Ana to climb in then he closed the door.

About 45 minutes later they arrived at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Paul pulled up to the curb, climbed out and grabbed the girls bags.  “Follow me ladies “ He quickly walked to the security check then through to where all the Private planes flew in.

They crossed the tarmac towards Jovi Air , what Desi and her fellow Jovi fans called their private jet.“Oh hell I didn’t know he was doing this “

Paul turned and smiled “Seems to me , you rank very special to the Boss “ he winked then carried their luggage up the steps “Make yourselves comfortable . Its not a real long flight but should be a smooth one all the same. “

Desi and Ana stepped onto the plane , their eyes widened at the plush surroundings “ Shit girl you did good “ Ana exclaimed , clasping her shoulder appreciatively.

“He didn’t have to do this “ Desi responded with a mixture of shock and wander.

“Yea he did , he is trying to woooo you girl friend “ Ana smirked “ And I believe he has succeeded with impressing your friend at least “ she then settled into a comfy chair and buckled up .

Desi sat across from her friend , gazing out the small window “ Unbelievable , How can he like me this much this fast , its impossible “

“Listen to me I am not getting into another argument on how you’re not worthy of him “ Ana chided “So you might as well enjoy yourself and learn to love what is being given to you “

“Yes ma’am “ Desi snickered , leaning her head back against the headrest. Moments later they were taking off and on their way into the unknown.  Having no clue , just exact what Jon had in store when the girls landed .


A couple hours later , the girls arrived at their hotel.  Desi slid her key-card into the slot and opened the door. “Now you get to see where I stayed ,but this is a even nicer room . “ she  commented while dragging her bag behind her and into her room .

“I can’t say it enough , you have one smitten puppy on your hands “ Ana quipped as she carried her bags into her room.”

Desi rolled her eyes “ Okay I get it “ then laughed while she came out of her bedroom. “Wanna order room service ? I’m starved “

“Sure wonder how much we can spend “ Ana snorted

“Well shit don’t order the whole damned menu. “ Desi retorted as she tossed her a menu while she glanced at her own copy.

“Oh why not , not like he couldn’t afford it “ Ana mused. After Desi shot her a distressed look she relented ‘A’right A’right I’ll behave . Um- “ she looked over the menu “ Okay how’s about a chicken sandwich with a side of ranch and fries and a Mt Dew “

“That’s better “ Desi grinned then walked over to the phone , picked up the receiver and dialed for room service.  A few moments later with their order placed , she sauntered over to a chair and settled in.

Once the girls settled down in the living area, flicking through the channels to find a decent movie, Desi’s phone trilled . She reached in her purse , glanced at the name and smiled then flipped it open. “Hi  there “

“Heya baby , did you make in okay ? “ Jon asked as he climbed in the back of a Black SUV. He settled in , gazing out the window.

“Yea we did but seriously you didn’t have to go to all this trouble “

“You didn’t like the flight ? “ Jon asked

“OH no it was great just that - “ Desi was interupted by a soft punch in the arm by Ana “ Ouch “

Jon sat up , worry creased his forehead “What happened you okay? “

Desi chuckled, swatting Ana’s hand away “ Oh yea , I’m fine Ana just punched me in the arm “

“Why she do that ? Don’t she know that will hurt you ? “ Jon asked a tinge of anger coated his voice .She’s supposed to be her friend !

“Yea she does, I’m okay - it was really just a light tap, honest “ Desi replied assuredly .

Ana shot her a amused look, Damn he was concerned about her , this is getting more and more interesting .

“If you’re sure “ Jon added, still not totally convinced.

“Honest I’m fine . “

“Okay but tell her not to hit you anymore “Jon gently ordered.

Desi bit back a grin,Overprotective much, I might be able to get used to this .“I will pass along the message “ while she glanced over at Ana.

“Good girl , Now for the reason that I called .  Tomorrow Paul will pick you ladies up around 4 , he will have a package which has two laminates , slip those on before you reach the stadium . GIve me a call when you reach the stadium and I will send Obie to meet you to at the gate .

Desi curled up in the chair , as Ana went to answer the door  . Once Jon had finished she spoke “Okay will do “

“Can’t wait to see you again “ Jon admitted “Oh and Richie is quite interested in knowing more about your friend here “

“Really? Well then I think they will get along great because she is interested in getting to know him better too “ Desi replied with an amused tone.

“Then I guess we don’t have to worry about those two then huh “ Jon smirked.

“No I guess not. I hate to cut this short but our dinner has arrived and I am starved . “ Desi said with a slight reluctance of wanting to hang up the phone.

“You go eat and I’ll see you tomorrow then baby “ Jon replied

“Thanks again for everything “ Desi said gratefully.

“Not a problem , told you I would do anything to get what I want “ Jon snorted “Eat well and Sweet Dreams “

Desi laughed “ I’m really beginning to believe that , Night Sweet Dreams to you too . “ she flipped her phone shut , and quickly dug into her dinner.

As Ana finished chewing her bite of chicken sandwich. “ So what that was that about ? “ she asked curiously.

“Oh just give us deets for tomorrow and to tell you to quite hitting me “ Desi smirked while she took a sip of her soda.

“He did now huh ? Interesting “ Ana grinned “ Me thinks someone is taking over my spot as your bodyguard “

“Pfft , okay whatever “ Desi replied “ Lets eat before this gets cold , I wanna crash early “

“Uh Huh “ Ana grinned as she returned her attention back to her sandwich and fries