08-19-2011, 03:49 PM
Day 2: Parts 23-31
Kate was still sleeping when Claire got up the next morning. The both of them talked about Criss until about 1 am. It seemed weird doing it, as they did enough back home via computer. Claire hadn’t shared a room with another girl since she began college. Typically she would get a drink and turn on her computer, but since didn’t have one, she was wondering what to do. She put on a hoodie and as quietly as she could, she decided to open the door and see if anyone was in the hallway also awake. She was right. She looked down the hall to the left, and thought she saw Costa sitting in a chair that wasn’t there yesterday. She squinted her eyes for a second and for sure it was him. He looked up at her and because he could hear the door opening. Claire smiled at him, and wondered, what now? He then motioned for her to come over. She shut the door quietly. As Claire walked, she was nervous. She wasn’t sure if she was allowed at this end of the hall. “ Hi, good morning.” Costa greeted her and she put her hand out. “ Good morning-I’m Claire.” She whispered back. “ I think I’ve met you before?” He questioned as she crossed her arms against her in a shy –hope I’m not intruding way. “ Ya, you have, the first time I met Criss.” “ Well I’m glad you’re here.” “ I am to.” She said. “ So what are you doing up, are you okay?” “ Oh ya, I’m just one of those people, once I wake up- “You cant go back to sleep? Costa finished her sentence. “Yup.” “Same with Criss and I. JD needs an alarm clock.” She giggled at the thought. “ I’m just out here going over some stuff, do you want to sit? I can bring a chair.” “ Oh, no that’s okay, I don’t want to bother you.” “ No,its okay.” Costa said breathing. “ I need to take a break anyway, and I’m sure your more entertaining.” I feel a little bit embarrassed, I’m here talking to you in my pj’s.” she giggled. “I’m gonna change, I’ll be right back.” “ Oh ya, sure, take your time.” Costa told her sweetly. When she started walking back to her room Costa realized he liked her to. She was a rare type to the kinds of women Criss and the family had to deal with in the past.
About ten minutes later Claire opened the door and looked down the hall again. She saw Costa talking to someone, and didn’t want to be rude. As Claire walked back over, she thought it might be Tommy, and when he turned, it was. “ Hi there.” He said. “ Hi.” Claire said back. “ I’m Tommy.” He gave his hand, and Claire took it. “ I’m Claire, nice to meet you.” “ You to.” “ So, are you okay?” he asked. Claire thought Tommy always seemed intimidating from far away, but now, she got to see his personality. “ Just woke up early is all.” “ Ah, yes, I know what you mean.” Tommy told her. The three of them stood there uncomfortably for a minute.
Claire was once again stunned that not only was she on this trip- but at the moment, she was the one who got to talk to Criss’s brother and bodyguard. She was so worried about being respectful and normal. As she talked to them, she remembered to use her words wisely. Claire felt rude for asking, but she just curious to know. “ So is it just the two of you and Alana?” “Oh no, JD is here and Derek.” Costa said. “Oh, where is Dimitra and Brooke?” Costa and Tommy were impressed that she knew names. “Oh, our mom has come with Criss every time, so she decided to stay home. “And Brooke..” Costa shifted his eyes a bit. “Well..” Claire was wondering where he was going. “Well she didn’t want to come either, and Criss told her he only wanted to bring a few people.” Something by the way Costa said this was suspicious. “ Oh ok, I see.” Claire gently said. As Claire continued talking to them, Criss was having a conversation of his own.
“ Hey sweetie.” Criss started when he called Brooke that morning. “Hi baby.” Her voice sounded fake, like most girls who aren’t sincere. “How are you?” he asked. He wanted to know she was okay regardless that she wasn’t there. I’m okay, just missing you.” “ I know.. how’s my mom?” “ She’s good. Alive.” Well I’d hope so. Criss thought. “So hows it going down there?” She now asked him. Even though this statement was general, she was curious as to what was going on. “ So far so good. I was very excited to meet all my loyals.” Criss said as he looked out the window. “Very cool.” Brooke said. “ Ya, this week is going to be fun, and I’ll have so much to tell you when I come home.” Brooke, back in Vegas, looked at her nails thinking she was going to go out. “Okay, well I’ll let you go.” They obviously didn’t have anything to say sadly. “ Alright, love you.” Criss said before hanging up. “ Muah!” Brooke said and hung up.
The breeze was soft, the sun was shining, the palm trees swayed. Everything was so vivid just like in the photos online. Claire at the moment was starring out to the beach below them as she and the others were on a private balcony for breakfast, where Alana had brought them later that morning. Claire was glad it was only morning and not too hot. When the girls came up, they noticed a table in the middle all set, and another table on the right buffet style, so they figured this time the meal wouldn’t be a surprise. “I wonder what’s in there?” Kate asked always curious. Claire, not looking away from the gorgeous scenery said “I’m gonna guess plantains, rice and beans, and I don’t know what’s in the fourth one.” “ Oh.” Kate said. “ I have to take a picture.” Claire said now. “ I just don’t want to be rude.” “You’re not.” Kate said. “Here, I’ll have one of girls take us together.” As Kate called Zoe over, Criss came to the balcony. Everyone else went to go say hi, and when Zoe snapped the photo. Kate and Claire gave a great smile. “ Good morning.” Criss laughed as all of them were hugging him. He waved to Claire and Kate. He walked over to where they were and held his arms out. “ Come and give me a hug.” Claire and Kate of course went over, and feeling Criss’s hand on Claire’s back gave her a sense of calmness and happiness. “Come lets have breakfast.” Criss said as he led them to the table, and everyone else sat in seat. Alana was already sitting and almost waiting for her next move as she looked at Criss as he sat down. “ How did everyone sleep?” he asked all the girls who looked at him, as they all said good at the same time. He then narrowed his eyes at Xesca, and everyone followed. “ Ah, very good!” she said with a smile. “ I’m glad.” “ So isnt this view amazing?” Criss said again as he turned around to view what Claire was looking at. She appreciated that someone else loved nature. " Biggest reason why I come out here.” Claire saw Criss smile for a second and turned back around in his chair. “Okay, so who’s hungry?” “ What are we having?” Kate questioned asking the same thing everyone else wanted to know. “ Ah, a typical Mexican breakfast.” “ Eggs, rice and beans, and plantains.” Kate looked over at Claire surprised that she was right. Claire smiled raising eyebrows. “ Alright, lets go.” Everyone followed Criss to get food.