08-19-2011, 04:25 PM
Day 3: Part 32
The next morning the girls decided to bring the magazine to breakfast. Get it over and done with, so they could enjoy the rest of the day with Criss. When they came, they saw that Criss and Alana were already there. Rhiannon held the magazine behind her back, and Criss could tell she was holding something. “ Morning Criss” the girls said. “ Morning girls.” Alana smiled at them. They all sat down. “ Before we eat, there’s something I want to talk to you all about.” The girls looked at each other slightly. “ Don’t worry, your not in trouble.” “ I hope.” This was the first time Claire saw Criss more serious in person. This made her a bit nervous. “ I don’t know if you girls know, but there is a article in a magazine called Red Carpet about me.” “ Now normally I wouldn’t give a crap, but there’s something off about the way it’s written.” “ Do you know anything about this?” as Alana put the magazine on the table. “ Yeah, we do.” The girls all turned to Rhiannon who put the copy on the table to. “We only read like half of it.” Arianna and Claire were the only ones who knew about it.” “Can we talk about it?” Criss asked. “ Yeah, that’s why we wanted to tell you we knew, because I thought that maybe we could all work together to figure out who could have written it.” LeAnn said. Criss nodded slowly in agreement. “ Maybe a loyal was extremely jealous that they didnt get picked.” Alana said looking at the cover and feeling like she wanted to open it again. “ Could I just get a drink?” Claire asked. “ Oh yeah, sure, I’m sorry.” As she got up to get some juice she turned around. “What Alana said could be true, but whoever wrote it would have to know about the contest before you announced it to all of us?” The girls picked up on this. “ She’s right. The only people who knew about this would have to be people I’ve told.” Criss said started to figure it out. Alana was a bit nervous now. She was scared that Criss would suddenly accuse her. As she walked to the buffet area, Claire suggested that they write down everyone in Criss’s social circle and eliminate people they didn’t suspect. “ Lets get some food, and will make the list.” Criss told them. When they all sat down, Alana started to write names, Criss had to ask. “I would never go behind your back like that, then come on this trip and pretend I knew nothing about it.” Alana said defensively. “ Wait, what?” Criss asked her. “What?” Alana said back as she picked up a piece of watermelon and looked at him. “ You just said something about coming on this trip and knowing about it.” Criss said suspiciously. She didn’t understand what Criss didn’t understand about her statement. “ Well Criss, why would she do it, and then be in the spotlight with you when she knows she could get caught?” Arianna told him. “Well from what we read, to me it seems like someone wrote it, and then stepped away like they didn’t want there presence known.” “ Lets write down everyone who’s not on the trip.” Xesca suggested. When they did that, Criss didn’t want to talk about it anymore. “ Lets go out there and have a great day, this can be dealt with later.”
It was about 86 degrees when the girls and Criss were ready for today’s afternoon adventure. Since the news of the magazine, Criss decided that today should be a day for pure fun and relaxation. He decided they should go to the beach for some jet skiing. Claire was excited since she had never jet skied before. She wasn’t excited about having to show off her body in a bikini, and neither was Kate. They both wanted to take the high road though. “I’m sure we’ll be fine, its not like were the only two wearing one.” “ True.” Kate said as they both put on a different colored tank top. There was a knock. “girls ready?” Alana asked on the other side. “ Yes, one second.” Claire answered. Kate opened the door and Claire grabbed her small beach bag. Alana had put her hair back in a braid. Claire thought it looked really pretty. “Wow, hi everyone”. Claire said in surprise as Alana was standing with the rest of the girls. She closed the door behind her and they headed to the elevators. After Alana pushed the elevator button, her phone beeped. She looked at it. “ I just got a text message from Brooke.” She sounded confused. Just wanted to say hi and hope your having a great time!!! Xoxo Alana read it out loud. “Whats wrong?” Rhiannon said. “Its just a little weird that she’s texting me. She never really does.” “ well I guess that was nice.” She put her phone away. Alana and a few of the other girls stepped in. Claire and Arianna were the last ones to take it down. “ Is it just me, or do you think there’s something off about the way Alana feels about Brooke?” Arianna asked without hesitation. “Yeah, I noticed that to, I wonder if that was the same or worse reaction she had with Hazel.” “Probably the same when she first got to know her.” Arianna said as they stepped into the elevator. “I feel bad for her, she probably saw the whole break up go down.” Claire said. “At least she was there for him.” Arianna replied. When they got down to the lobby Claire was glad that all they had to do was walk outside for five minutes. The beach was in front of the hotel, but pushed out. Claire was a bit amused. She was interested to see if she could operate a jet ski.
“ Is this good?” Criss asked his loyal group as they were trying to find a perfect place to put there stuff. “Yeah.” They answered. “I’ve got a better idea.” As the girls started to lay out there towels, Claire said “ since I know we all want to sit next to Criss, why don’t we put our towels in a circle around him, that way we can all.. kinda be sitting next to him.” “ great idea Claire” Criss told her smiling. He liked her creativity. They made sure there was a little opening towards the waves so that way Criss could get in and out of the circle when he wanted. When they were all sitting on there towels, Alana thought this would be a great time to take a picture. “ Oh yes” Criss said. “ Alright girls, gather round.” “ Smile!” Alana said. When she took the picture she saw that Criss was actually smiling to. She loved it. Some of the girls had already gotten comfortable in there bathing suit around Criss.
Unfortunately Kate and Claire still weren’t. Alana was now stripping down. Her bathing suit was a blue and yellow bikini that Claire once thought she saw on a website. Criss had gone off to find out about the jet ski’s which Alana told him he should have called about earlier. When he came back he told them.“So since a lot of people also enjoy jet skiing, they told me that since we have more than 5 people, we can only use two.” “So what does that mean?” Zoe asked. “Well we’ll just have to take turns.” I can go on one, and take one of you with me, and someone else can take the other, or have Alana go on one.”
“I just want to make sure all of you get a turn.” They all agreed that they were fine with that. “ Okay, who’s first?!”
When Xesca was brave enough to go first, Claire and Kate were surprised to see her so comfortable in a white bikini. They all watched as Criss helped her onto the jet ski that was bobbing in the water. Alana called out if he wanted help. “ No, you stay there Alana, start tanning like you usually do!” “ Haha.” She sarcastically called out. She then positioned herself on her stomach on her bright pink towel so she could still see what was going on. Claire then decided she was being silly. The rest of them had already taken off their shirts and enjoying the sun. She was being self conscious because she was worried Criss would judge her. After a few minutes, it seemed Xesca was getting the hang of how to drive the jet ski. They could hear her calling out “ I think I’m getting it!!” They watched as Criss jumped on his. “Wait for me!”, and he rode on his ski after her. The girls laughed. Claire began to lather herself with sunscreen. “ Love your bathing suit!” Zoe looked over at her. Claire’s top was a bright red lightly dotted with rhinestones on the chest area, and the top was tied around her neck leaving the back open. “Very pretty.” Alana said. “ Where did you get that?” “ Oh, at a store where I live, thanks.” “ I like yours to. Blue always looks good on blondes.” Xecsa came walking back to the group surprisingly dry. “ Oh my god, that was so much fun, you guys have to try it!” She said with a smile on her face. Claire grinned as Xesca sat down on her towel. Criss was now walking back to. “ wow, I never thought I’d see him without a shirt on in person.” LeAnn said obviously slightly turned on. “Ditto” Rhiannon said. “What are we smiling about?” Criss said as he looked down at all of them. “ It’s just a great day in Cabo” Claire said with a smirk on her face. “ Alright, I think I’m ready to learn jet skiing.” Zoe pronounced starting to stand up. “awesome, let’s go.” “ Criss, have you put sunscreen on?” Alana asked him. “Remember last year, you started to complain because you were peeling?” “ Okay, okay” Criss said sitting down on his towel. Alana reached into her bag and brought out SPF 50 and handed it to him. “ Since we’ve been here, I notice that you don’t get a zillion people running at you asking for an autograph.” Claire said to Criss as Alana was rubbing lotion on his back. “ Well yeah, since I’ve been here before, people now understand that I’m on vacation, so it’s a bit easier.” “ I’m also sure there wondering what your doing with seven other girls.” Kate finally speaking. “ Doesn’t matter.” He said smiling.
When it was Claire’s turn, she gave Kate her camera. “ Any good moments, take em!” The rest of the girls were lying down on their towels with there eyes closed, or readying. Alana was reading a book. Claire made sure to take her sunglasses, although she was hoping they wouldn’t drop in the water. When she got on the jet ski, she felt like she was driving a small car in the water. “ wow, this feels like a small car.” She said to Criss as she was getting adjusted. “ Yeah, it kinda is.” He said giggling. He started showing her all the basic maneuvers just to get the ski going. “I’m gonna get on mine, I think you’ve got it.” “Just follow me” “ Okay.” She said back. He started driving in front of her and she followed slowly. Soon she was driving at ease. She looked back on the beach and waved at Kate who was taking a picture. In front of her, Criss swung his jet ski around with such ease that he was now facing her. She started to slow down, and he drove up next to her. “ Wanna try that?” “ Yeah, I guess im game.” He told her that she would have use her stomach muscles to help her stay on as it swung around, because inertia will want to push her sideways.
“ Okay, my turn!” Kate got up when Claire came back and handed her the camera. “ Thanks again Criss!” “ Aw, your welcome Claire.” Kate was the last one to go. Kate didn’t say anything about taking her picture, but Claire decided to anyway, since she was nice enough to do it for her. It would be a nice surprise to get in the mail. “ How’s everyone doing here?” Claire said as she sat back down on her towel. “ Were good.” Alana said as she sat up from lying on her back still reading her book. Claire was curious. “ What are you reading?” She showed her the book without having to say anything. “ Under the Desert Sun?” Claire slightly smiled asking. “ Its one of those, you know, romantic novels.” “Ohhh.” Claire said understanding. “ It’s not what I typically read.” Alana defended herself. Claire put her sunglasses back on her eyes and looked out to the ocean. “ looks like she’s having a good time to.” “ Yup.” replied Alana. Claire quickly then took a few photos. Claire then took out her phone and decided to call her parents. A part of her felt weird that she was the only one checking in on how things were going back home. “ Hi mom!” “ Hi honey, how are you, hows everything?” “It’s great! Guess what I learned how to do today?” “give me a clue?” “okay, umm Pisces.” “ooo something to do with the water?” “Uh huh.” Claire said wondering if her mom would guess it right away. “snorkeling?” she asked. “ no, we didn’t get wet.” “ skiing?” “ yes! I learned how to jet ski! And not just from anyone, but Criss!” “ Oh honey that’s fantastic! I hope you took some pictures?” “ Of course!” “ How’s dad, how’s kitty?” “ There good, Shadow sleeps on your bed every night.” “ awww he does?” “ yup.” “ How are you getting along with the other’s?” “ Just fine, were not as crazy as I thought we could be.” Her mom laughed. “ Its nice that you call your parents and let them know how your doing.” Alana told her after Claire hung up. “ Yeah, as much fun as I’m having, I don’t want to completely ignore them.” “ I just don’t call my parents because they thought I was crazy for going on this trip.” “ Yeah, my mom just told me to have a good time, and that I didn’t need to call if I didn’t want to.” It was interesting to Claire the relationship these girls had with their parents. She put her phone back in her bag and started looking around the beach. She thought she recognized two people. “ Is that.. JD, and Costa?” Claire now said squinting and looked back at Alana for approval. “ What, where?” LeAnn said sitting up. They started to come closer. “ Oh yes, I guess they decided to join us.” Alana waived her hand. Criss and Kate were starting to come back to. “ Hey Alana, hi girls.” JD said as everyone started to sit up from tanning. “ Hey bros!” Criss said as he saw them. “ What are you two doing out here?” “ Well we were a bit tired of doing our own thing this whole time, so we decided to join you.” “ Well great, sit down, I just taught all of these loyals how to jet ski.” “ did you girls have fun?” Costa asked. “ Oh yeah!” LeAnn said with excitement. She was excited to finally get a chance to talk to Costa. They came around and both sat on the sand in the opening where Kate’s and Arianna’s towels separated. “ The only person who didn’t go jet ski yet was.. Criss looked down at Alana who smiled at him. “ Reading and tanning!” as she held up her book. “ Oh come on you.. you always have fun when we go together, and what is this your reading?” Criss took the book from her. “ Eh, I’m gonna loose my place!” Alana stood up trying to get it back from him. Criss tossed it back on her towel and before she could reach for it, Criss grabbed her am. “ come on.” Alana went. The girls laughed and Claire nudged LeAnn and smirked at her. LeAnn smiled back and nodded her head in agreement. “ Did you see that?” Costa asked softly to JD. “ yeah.” “ See what?” Kate asked. “ Nothing.” Costa said and smiled. They turned around to now talk to the girls. “ Anyone want gum?” Claire offered.
Day 4: Part 33
The copy of the pages of the fax that was sent to Criss was still lying in the same spot as it was yesterday. Unfortunately Criss had to wake up to it. “ ugh, you again.” He sat up slowly in bed. He really didn’t feel like getting up and throwing it out. He was starting to feel angry towards it. He looked at the clock. It will be so much better when he would be out with the loyals again. Being at the beach really took his mind off it. It was a bit early, but he heard a knock on the door. “ It’s Alana.” He quickly smoothed out the blanket on the bed. “ Sure, come in.” She opened the door and slowly came in. “ Morning Criss.” She noticed he wasn’t wearing a shirt. Morning Alana.” She stood at the side of his bed holding her coffee in one hand. “ Oh, sit down.” He told her. She felt strange doing so, but did. “ How did you sleep?” She took a sip. “ Pretty good I guess.” He said. “ You?” “ Same.” For some reason there was awkwardness between them. It wasn’t too often Alana saw Criss after he would wake up because Brooke would be next to him. “ I don’t mean to come in so early, but I just came in to tell you that I got an email asking me that your wanted for an interview.” “ Alana, it’s a bit early, do you think we can wait on the business side of things?” “ Oh, I’m sorry, Yes, I’ll, talk to you about this later.” She started to get up. “ It’s just they need an answer soon.” “ Criss reached up to sit her back down. “ What are you doing checking emails anyway? Your on vacation with me.” “ Its sort of become a habit. It’s my job, you cant blame me. She paused. “ I just don’t want you missing a golden opportunity.” Although I’m sort of missing a golden opportunity myself at the moment. She thought. She was worried that if she didn’t work when she needed to and let her guard down, Criss might find out she had feelings for him, and she certainly didn’t want to get hurt. “ Alana, don’t play dumb, we both know what that interview is about.” “ I know. And I want you do it, so you can prove to everyone there wrong.” She lightly tapped him on the knee. Alana had been by his side ever since the break up with Hazel. Just because Criss had a beautiful house and nice cars, it never filled the hole after they broke up. Soon would come a new girlfriend, but until then it was mostly Alana. Criss’s staff watched as she was the one to really help take care of him when days were bad. He appreciated her much more after that and they became good friends. “ So, I’m gonna get dressed. Alana started to get up, a part of her hoping Criss wouldn’t make her sit again. When she was at the door,Criss sat at the edge of his bed. “ By the way Alana, I really liked that bikini on you yesterday. Is that new?” “ uh, yes. Thanks.” She opened the door and left.
“Have any of you done this before?” Criss turned around from the front seat of the van as it started to pull away from the hotel. They all shook there heads no. “ You girls will have a lot of fun.” “ Alana and I did this last year to.” “ Yeah, and I loved the part where you weren’t paying attention, looked back at the dolphin, and almost broke your nose, because he wanted to give you kiss.” The girls laughed. “ Oh, yes, and I’m glad that didn’t happen.” Criss touched his nose. “ So tell us all about it, what are they like?” Kate asked. “ Well there very cute, very friendly.” Criss started. “ Criss was smiling the whole time we were there.” Alana said writing something down on a piece of paper. “ Criss, was last year the first time you came to Cabo?” Claire questioned. “ No, I was here with Hazel to.” “ I wasn’t here for that trip.” Alana said. “ So this is the second time you’re here with Alana?” “ Yes.” Something about that didn’t make sense to Claire. She didn’t know if the other girls picked up on it. Criss had started dating Brooke in June, because she remembered seeing pictures of them at a club together. “ So you haven’t come to Cabo with Brooke yet?” A few of the girls started to look at Claire, and so was LeAnn who was sitting next to her. “ Claire what are you saying?” Derek asked. Criss and Alana also looked at Claire who now was a bit nervous she had said something wrong. “ Um, nothing, I was just.. curious.” When Criss turned back around, Claire mouthed to the rest of the girls and Alana : that doesn’t make sense? When they had gotten to there destination, Criss told the group he was going to check them in. When he walked away, Arianna asked “ What was with that weirdness back there?” “ What?” Claire asked. “That whole, Brooke hasn’t been to Cabo.” The girls and Alana looked at her to see what she would say in her defense. “ You don’t think its weird that one month after he dates Hazel he brings her, yet he hooks up with Brooke and six months later, she’s not here?” Alana was impressed that she knew how long they’ve been together. “ Okay, come on girls” They saw Criss call them in. There was lots of “ awwwws” when the girls got a tour of the place as they saw dolphins swimming around and looking at them. It was another beautiful day to be outside. A few of them including Claire brought there camera to take pictures and soon they would get to swim with them. Claire wanted to be super excited, but as they walked around, Claire stayed a little bit behind Criss. She was nervous that maybe she had rubbed him the wrong way.
A ittle while later, as the girls put on there life jackets for security reasons, Claire could see where Criss would be smiling the whole time he had been here. Maybe being with the dolphins wasn’t the only reason.
“ Hey Criss, great to see you here again!” There trainer for the afternoon said to him. Hi, good to see you to!” they shook hands. “ Do you remember Alana, my assistant?” He put his hand on her shoulder. “ Yes, I think so..” “ So who did you bring with you?” He now noticed all seven girls standing with him. These are the girls that won my “ come with me to Cabo contest.” “That’s exciting.”
“ This is Rhiannon, Zoe, Arianna, Xesca, Kate, LeAnn and Claire.” Criss introduced all of them. “ Nice to meet you all, I’m Eric, I’ll be your trainer for a bit. If you just come with me, we’ll get started.”
The pool that they stepped into was a solid blue, like the color of a Windows computer toolbar. The water wasn’t too cold as they stood ankle deep. “ The first thing were gonna do is greet the dolphin, I’ll show you how to touch him, and some basic commands that they know. And, we can test Criss and Alana and see if they remember anything from last time.” He winked at them, and the girls smiled. The first dolphin that came over was named Lima. “ Like the capital of Peru.” Claire said. “ Exactly.” Eric said smiling impressed. As the first dolphin came over, Eric was standing next to Claire, and she was the first one to touch her. She glided through the water so smoothly as Lima passed right by her, and Claire gently moved her hand over her back as the rest of the girls did the same. When she got to Alana, Alana decided to have a little fun. The girls looked over as she made a command with her hands. Lima moved onto her side, and raised her right flipper in the air and flapped it like she was waiving. Eric chuckled. “ very good!” Lima moved her flipper like she was waiving as she swam back to Eric. The girls laughed. “ Do any of you know the parts of a dolphin?” “ Well, the flipper.” Claire said. “ the median notch.” Alana said after her. “ the beak”. Claire then said. “ the melon.” Alana said. Criss was impressed. He wondered for a minute if Brooke new anything about dolphins. Eric then showed them the rest of the parts of Lima. “ I’ll show you some tricks she can do, and then you’ll be split into pairs for more one on one time with the dolphins.”
It somehow happened that Claire got paired up with Criss. As excited as
she normally would be, she wanted to set things straight. They were on the other side of the pool with another trainer while the other girls were spread out with there own dolphin to work with. The trainer had to talk to Eric. “ Just keep touching him on the beak and the melon, so he knows to stay with you.” “ Okay” Criss said, and looked back down at Reynosa, the dolphin, who’s name was a place in Mexico on the east side, at the very southern tip of Texas. “ Listen, I just want to make sure your not mad at me or anything. I know that what I said might have rubbed you the wrong way. Claire started. "I cant speak for anyone else, so is it okay if I tell you what I’m thinking, because whenever I’ve been in a difficult situation, I always have kept you in my mind and it always seems to make things better, so now I feel like its my turn to help you. ”Criss looked at her amazed at how genuine she was being. “ Yes.” “ You cant admit that its not strange that you brought Hazel here after one month of dating her, and now your with Brooke, and six months later, she’s not here?” “ She just didn’t want to come.” Criss said not hearing his own words. “ Is that true, or is it because your not that seri..” She was cut off when the trainer for them came jogging back. “ Sorry about that.” Claire really tried to have fun with the time they got with the dolphin, but she was distracted. She cared about Criss, and knew that Brooke wasn’t so much in the picture as people thought she was.
In the locker room getting changed to leave- “Didn’t you girls have fun?” Alana asked putting on her white tank top over her head. “ It’s so cool how these animals respond to all the commands!” Zoe said “ Arent they cute?” Alana gushed looking at herself in the mirror. “ I cant believe you remembered all the parts of them.” Claire said. “ You to!” Alana put up her hand for a high five. Claire obliged and smiled. “ I thought I was gonna loose the top of my bikini when we held on to the dorsal fin, and zipped through the water!” Rhiannon said. The girls laughed. “Ok, I’m gonna go out, ill let Criss know your almost ready.” Alana said grabbing her bag. When she was out of ear shot, Claire spoke up.” She seems so nice, I’m glad Criss has her as his assistant.” “ And she’s down to earth, there’s nothing fake about her.” Arianna replied. They gathered there stuff and went out. It was about 3:45, and the sun was still shining. Claire put on her sunglasses, and Criss already had his on. Alana was wearing pink and white baseball cap. She wondered what she wore during the week when she works for Criss. She imagined her hair slicked back in a bun with a white collared shirt.
“Did you all have fun as I hoped?” Criss asked as they were in the car as Derek started putting out of the parking lot. “Oh yes, the pictures came out great!” Zoe said. Derek put on the AC. Claire looked out the window pondering way too much. She hoped Zoe at least got one photo of her smiling at some point. She felt awkward about pressuring Criss, and she kept thinking he was discouraged at her for asking what she did, but with enough trust, maybe he would tell her what was going on. He did trust her, but there was a few emotions he couldn’t trust. “ I was thinking, how about tonight, we go clubbing?!” All the girls got excited except for Xesca, Kate and Arianna who were under 21. “ Uh, Criss, what about us?” Criss looked back. “Oh, don’t worry about it. You just have to be over 18.” “What?” He looked at Kate. “ Ohh…” He looked at Alana and Travis who didn’t know what to say. “ You know, don’t worry, your with me, I’ll get you in.” He winked at her. The blessing and curse of being a celebrity: Getting almost whatever you want.
Claire loved the way she looked for the night. She wore black pants with heels that were sparkling with sliver glitter. Kate loved them. Her top was red with no sleeves, and had a bit of a turtle neck, and a zipper that had little white rhinestones. She put her hair in a ponytail. Kate tried to dress as best she could. A mid-short denim skirt with a black tank top and wore a long necklace with a lighting bolt. “You think this club has a dress code?” She asked as her ran her fingers through her hair. “I doubt it, I think Criss would tell us..” “True.” She looked in the mirror again as Claire applied her lip gloss. She was interested to see how Kate would get in.
All the girls looked amazing, and so did Criss. JD, Costa were coming with them this time and LeAnn was excited because she thought she just might get her chance to dance with him. Anything can happen when the sun goes down. Criss helped them each get out of the car when they arrived. All eyes were on them. You could hear the music through the walls, and as the door opened when a few people went inside. Claire smiled as Criss helped her out, and kept praying he was feeling better. She felt like a celebrity. As they walked towards the front door Criss went up to Kate and linked arms with her. “ Come with me.” The girls looked at each other as Criss look Kate ahead of them to the front. Travis motioned for the girls to go in, as he walked behind them. Alana thought he might need assistance with speaking in case whoever was in front didn’t speak English. “ Hola.” The girls stood behind him and watched. “ Hola.” Criss said back. “Listen, I’ve been to this club once, I know you have to be over 18, but my friend here is 17.” The guy looked at them a little confused. “Your friend-?” Alana stepped in. “ Hola, buenos noches.” She then translated for Criss. He now understood, and told her he needed to ask someone else.” “He’ll need to ask someone else.” She looked at them sorry. “I guess it wont be that eas-“ She was cut off when another guy came over and immediately knew Criss. “ hey Criss Angel, right?” He went to give him a high five. “ How are you?” “I’m great, listen; my friend here is not 18.” He gave a puzzled look. “That’s fine..” he said with a big smile and looked at Kate suddenly “ Your not going to drink right?” “Oh, no.” Kate said. “ Good, come on in.” It was that easy.
As the girls went inside, ID’s were checked. The place wasn’t as crowded as Claire thought it would be. Criss motioned for them to go to the back corner. They sat down on a round couch with a small table in front of them. “Thanks a lot Criss.” Kate said as the girls got comfortable. “Your welcome.” She leaned over to Alana. “ Thanks Alana.” “Your welcome sweetie.” “ Who’s ready for a drink?” Criss then asked. “Just water for me!” Kate said. Criss chuckled. The place was alive as the music was almost as loud as the clubs in Vegas, and no doubt people were dancing to the techno music that was playing at the moment. Soon a man came over to see if they wanted anything. Criss answered for all of them: “ yes, rum and coke, white wine spritzer, martini, pina colada, gummy and coke, screwdriver, and a long island ice tea and a water. gracias” He then looked to the front door and saw JD and Costa. He waved them over. Claire gave LeAnn a nudge and a smile. She smiled too.
“ JD, Costa!” Criss said happily as they came over. “Hey everyone.” “ Hi Costa!” LeAnn said back excitedly, and then covering her mouth. “ Hi” He directed his attention to her. “tell me your name again?” “ LeAnn.” She said slightly embarrassed, holding out her hand. “I’m sorry about that.” “That’s okay.” He chuckled. Claire decided to be real nice. She stood up. “Would you like to sit here?” She offered Costa. “ LeAnn looked at her wide eyed. “ Oh sure, thank you…?” “Claire.” He asked as he put his hand on her shoulder slightly before sitting next to LeAnn. The man who took there drink orders then came over, and the techno music stopped, and a new song with lyrics that Claire didn’t know started to play. Alana took a sip of her drink. “Come on girls, lets dance!” She said standing up. Claire was ready but some of the others didn’t want to. It was obvious LeAnn didn’t want to move from where she was.
“So hows it going Claire?” Alana shouted as they started to dance on the floor. “ It’s pretty good.” Somewhat lying, Claire didn’t want to talk about what happened today. “You seem kinda quiet today, whats up?” She asked. “ I don’t think this is the best place to talk about this, but do you know that article in Red Carpet?” Alana rolled her eyes in disgust almost looking like she was gonna cry. “It’s disgusting, I don’t know who would believe that!” she said putting her hand to her chest. “I also think there’s something off about Criss’s relationship with Brooke.” Claire leaned in to tell her. “There is.” Claire was curious. Alana leaned in. “She doesn’t really love him.” “No?” Claire said back. “You were right about what you said in the car.” “I was?” Claire was surprised. “Yeah, I agree with you, she’s not here for a reason.” There was a pause.” I live with Criss at Serenity; I know her.” “Well if she doesn’t love him..” Claire started to say. “ She’s really never there for him like a girlfriend should be, its sad.” Claire felt really bad for Criss all of a sudden. She didn’t believe that Alana would lie to her. Claire didn’t feel like dancing anymore. “ I’m gonna go back, and sit.” It was like Alana was filled with caffeine. “ Okay! Tell the girls to get out here!”
“Alright girls, hit the floor, Alana wants you to dance with her.” Claire said as she went back and sat down. “Here’s your drink.” LeAnn pushed the glass towards her. “ Ah, thanks.” The drink was good, but there was something really strange about what Alana had told her.
As the night went on, they were all dancing together. It seemed as though they all got to hear that one song they loved. At one point they all made a circle around Criss, as he tried to dance in the middle he laughed, feeling awkward, he even took Alana into the circle with him, and she was a bit surprised, but was smiling. He then suddenly dipped her, which everyone was really impressed by. Claire saw how Alana just seemed to arch her back with ease and closed her eyes as Criss held her. After a few minutes, they all started to dance in a normal group. Arianna moved near Claire. “Hey, do you see that?” she shouted in her ear as Claire noticed Costa dancing with LeAnn. “Yeah, fun right?” “ No, that’s not what I mean.” She said back. Claire was puzzled.
“ Wow, I’m tired.” Claire said smiling as LeAnn and Arianna walked with her back to the table. “Nothing like dancing.” JD said. “Nothing like dancing.” Claire said back smiling. “Wow, Alana is on fire.” Claire said looking back at the dance floor. “Yeah, I don’t think she’s sat down for a min.” Arianna said. “ haha, look at her and Criss.” Claire now noticed the two of them dancing together.
Claire started to think about what Alana and Arianna said to her earlier. Something was off since what she heard in the car that afternoon. Maybe she needed a third opinion. “ JD, Costa, what do you think of Brooke?” Claire dared to ask. “ She’s phony.” JD stated with no hesitation. “ JD!” Costa nudged his brother. Claire figured it was a bit of the alcohol talking. “ What he means to say is that.. “ Costa looked at her. He tried to look for the words. “ She’s not exactly an angel.” “She’s one of those girls who I think is with Criss because she looks good with him.” “ Kind of like.. Hazel?” LeAnn said. “ Yeah.” JD admitted sadly. Claire was now like a detective. “Do you two know about that magazine Red Carpet?” Claire asked Criss’s brothers again. “What’s with you and this magazine?” LeAnn asked. “Don’t you wanna know who wrote that BS?” Claire said defensively. “Yeah, we do, Criss was furious when he saw it.” Costa said. “ Doesn’t matter though, whoever wrote that is a phon- y” JD didn’t have a chance to finish saying the word as they all looked at each other wide eyed.
Last edited by LoyalSamy; 08-19-2011 at 04:33 PM.