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The Dark Side
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The Dark Side
Brittany W and Caz M
“I wonder who they are going to have us open for?”
“Who knows, since they want us out there soon and have lots of exposure, it would have to be someone big”
With that David hung up the phone and turned back to the girls with a smile on his face.
“International Tour headlining the Backstreet Boys with Devine as the opening act” David said “No need to clap”
“Wow, I didn’t even think of them”
David raised his eyebrows at her. “Five lads?” and started singing Backstreets back.
Martin put the phone down to David and looked at the five lads. “Well we got you an opening act”
“Damn straight we don’t, who is it anyway?”
“Guys it’s the new band Devine, they are the newest group on the block and they’re amazing, they need more coverage and they’re opening for you, end off discussion.” with that Martin walked out the room, slamming the door.
“Fine, they can open for us, but it doesn’t mean we have to like it”
“God, we’ve got some stupid little girl band opening for us, just great,”
“Found them. Very cute.
“Yeah cute, but it doesn’t mean we have to have them open for us, I mean hello. How long have we been in the biz, and so what if we’ve just come of a break, it doesn’t mean we need two little girls opening for us.”
“I don’t want to go in there”
The guys looked up when the door opened. As soon as they saw the two girls, they went back to what they were doing. They still couldn’t believe they were having to have an opening act.
“They look friendly, NOT”
“Well will have to show them how good we are, won’t we”
“Right guys this is Devine, aka
“Yeah lets go and start the run through” David said walking out of the room with the girls.
The guys had no desire to go and watch the girls, but Martin said they had to. They walked out to the stage and watched from the side. The girls were going to do five songs for their act and were also going to be the ones to introduce the boys, before they went on because it would just get them out there for a few minutes longer each night. The girls did their set and even though they didn’t want to admit it, the boys saw that they were pretty good.
“Guys, they are good”
“Hey Girls, song change, can you do Written in the stars before you go?” Matt their road manager asked.
“Stay with me, don’t fall asleep to soon, the angels can wait for a moment. Come real close forget the world outside”
“Now come on guys”
The guys walked away as the girls were coming off stage. They had hoped they had shown the guys what they could do but when they got backstage they noticed it was just Martin and David.
“You girls are amazing” Martin said “You sound so perfect live”
“Did the guys say anything?”
“They thought it was great especially
The girls smiled knowing full well the boys said nothing because they knew when David was lying. If they liked it so much they could have at least stuck around to say good job. The girls watched some of the boys set before going back to the dressing room to talk.
“Girls, sorry but there is a problem with the other dressing room so you have share” Martin said directing them back to the boys’ dressing room.
“I cannot believe they didn’t even say hello”
“I know like how rude can you be”
Before the girls knew it the boys were walking through the doors.
“Umm, girls this is our dressing room”
“Actually we have to share it for today because ours has a problem with it”
Martin and David walked into the room before anything else could happen since they both knew them and knew what attitudes they could all have.
“Okay time to go to the hotel, you have tomorrow off but full run through of the show on Thursday” Martin said.
The ride to the hotel was silent. David was disappointed in what was going on but he knew they would come around after awhile. The others go there before
“They fucked up the reservations,”
“Well we don’t have enough rooms and they won’t have rooms available for all of us until Thursday”
“Alright, please no one complain because it isn’t our faults but sharing well have to done” Martin explained “Since
All of them went to their rooms. When
“Could this day get any worse”
“I would make a comment to that but I’ll make you cry.”
“Isn’t that what little girls are meant to do”
They were just about to break into a full slag match when there was a knock on the door.
“Yeah on how to kick two big headed guys head in.”
“Look there is issues here ok. Can you at least try and get on ok.” “ Well why do we have to share with them I mean hello.”
With that David turned around and left. He knew the girls could handle themselves he just hoped it didn’t cause too much trouble that they would walk out on this tour.
“Them two are going to turn me back to drinking”
“Hey how is it going?” The two guys looked around and saw
“Well were standing out here so what does that say.”
“Yeah. I feel for you. Were going for a drink and a bite to eat you two wanna come?”
“I’ll skip I’m not in the mood”
“Awwww what’s the matter poor
“Oh my god you didn’t just say that please say she didn’t just say that.”
“Shut up you stupid little girl what the feck do you know. ”
“Oh my god. I’ve oh my god. I didn’t know. And how do you know more to the point?”
She felt awful for what she had said earlier. She grabbed the room key and made her way down.
“Anyone sitting here” She asked once she got nearer to him. “Free country” He snapped back.
“Ok. I want to say a huge sorry for what I said back in the room. It was out of order and well I had no right, I didn’t even know about it. I just well I’m sorry ok.”
“Yeah I should have known being someone who went through it themselves.”
She went to the bar and sat on the seat. “A girl like you shouldn’t be in a place like this”
“Look if you’re going to moan and shout and make comments don’t I’m lost and not in the mood for it ok.”
“You’re lost and you’re the
“Yeah it is so funny! I never spent much time in Toronto so yeah I got lost”
“Of course I am”
“Alright, so why don’t you give me some information on yourself?”
“I’m 21, I lived in
“You lived in
“You’re right so tell me something real about yourself”
“I love to watch people and try to figure out what the person’s life was like,”
“Really? You too?”
“Yeah, I was 18 got into the wrong crowd. Thank God for
“That is awesome,
“Well they didn’t kill each other,”
“No, I’m surprised
“What? Won’t you sleep with
“No he kicks”
The next morning they were woken up to a thud.
“Yeah but you are sleeping on this couch tonight”
“Yeah man we will have to figure something out”
“You have routine?”
“We have been living together since we were 17 so yeah we have a routine for the bathroom”
“Please stop staring at the door she is changing into real clothes now”
“I was not,” They both said together. “No cause I’m pretty sure that wet patch where you two are has nothing to do with
“Totally, why don’t you two come racing with us? I mean its more fun than shopping right.”
“She loves racing kind of addicted to it.”
“What I like speed.”
“Well you’re going to lose cause we’re speed demons.”
A little while later all four walked down to the hotel reception to see the other lads waiting on
“Ok either someone’s drugged them, or they fancy them cause I don’t get it.”
“So who’s on whose team then?”
“No we have to give you some chance to win. So why don’t you have
“No. Its fine. Call it girls versus the boys.”
“So if you lose you have to do anything we want.”
“Ok and if we win you have to do the same,”
“Right we have three teams.
“Ok bored now can we just start. God and you said
All five lads were standing around pouting at the fact that
It had finally come down to
“Go us gals”
“She used to race. You should see her in a sports car and open road. Mind you life insurance will be needed.” She said smiling.
“Right I’m thinking the five of them give us a strip show.”
“Now that I’d like to see it would be funny.” “Yeah so is that what we’re going for?”
“Well yeah I would but we have to work with them and I for one don’t want no crushes on them if I see something I like”
“How about Shopping I could do with some new music”
“Nah I want to go on a boat ride I haven’t been out on the water in forever”
“Ok I’ve got it. Look
“Well I liked the striping idea but ok I’m up for it”
“Great everyone’s happy”
“He really is the dad isn’t he?”
“We are going back to the hotel right?”
“Yeah why?” “I need to change into something else” “oh god no”
All of them turned to look at him. “You know the seconds?”
“What I needed to get ready.”
“So I’ve got us a boat sorted whenever you’re ready
“Cool. I can’t wait I love being out on the water even though it is only a lake.”
“Yeah me to, guys we’re going see you later”
“Don’t get too close
“What did he want?”
“Nothing, doesn’t matter”
“It was about me”
“No, it wasn’t”
“Are you ready yet?”
Even though both groups were big in
“Seriously one day can change their minds?”
“She has been clean for a while too
“Maybe they will just be friends”
“We just don’t want to see them get hurt
“They are big boys they can handle themselves”
“I missed this”
“I know what you mean”
“Oh that would be great”
“The sunset is amazing”
Later that evening the crew of them went out for dinner and then decided to go out to a club. The girls were out on the dance floor as the guys watched their table.
“Anyone want to leave?”
“Past your bedtime daddy”
“Back to the hotel,
“I want to kiss you”
“We’re all leaving now, are you coming?”
“No, we will be back later”
“Fine, see ya”
“So what do think is going to happen between
“Want to watch a movie?”
“Dirty Dancing is on,”
“Yes I will be right back,”
“Do you know this is my favorite film ever?”
An hour later
The next morning
“She went for a run.”
Just then there was a knock on the door.
Once they were gone.
“You know I could ask you the same questions”
“We just watched a movie”
“So what is going on with you and
“I didn’t do anything and I don’t plan on it either”
The girls were in the middle of their run through when the boys arrived.
“You girls are great”
“Thanks so much”
“Hey big guy what did you think?”
“No I need a shower so I will check up with you girls later”
“I will come with you”
After the boys finished their run through they all had a meeting about the tour and how many places they would be hitting and how much time they would have off. They decided the second run through was not needed today so they left them to have the rest of the day off. It was a week before the tour started so the rehearsals would be getting more demanding over the next few days.
When they got back to the hotel they found out they all had their own rooms, which was nice, but the foursome had liked their odd living arrangement.
“Hello earth to
“Huh sorry Hun. Was thinking”
“Do you know I had more fun with the girl in the same room.”
They jumped up and ran to the girl’s room.
“Can we join in?”
“What do you want to do?”
“Well there is one thing I want to do,” he said stepping forward he held her by her arms and pulled her towards him brushing his lips over hers. They both fell back onto the bed.
They had a bit of a play fight when
“How dare you. You know nothing about me,”
She turned around and went back to her room.
God she couldn’t believe he had said those things to her. She knew it, every guy she had liked turned into a pig. She was glad she didn’t like
‘Officially never dating another boy band member’ She said to herself as she walked in her room. Stopping when she saw
She took one look at her and knew something was up. “
As soon as the door was shut
“Go and get cleaned up ok,”
“I think we do”
The girls never spoke to the lads well apart from
Frankly the girls were ready to say to hell with it but it was their career. There was still a few days before the tour started and the girls knew they were not going to be happy. They decided to talk to David.
“So what is troubling you girls?” David said sitting on the couch.
“We don’t want to be here anymore David”
“Well me and Martin will talk to the guys about that” David said knowing full well the girls were getting fed up.
“No David, we want to quit it all”
“You can’t right now” David explained “You will lose too much money if you pull out now. Do the first leg of the tour then decide.”
“David are you listening?”
“Well you can’t! If you do everyone working with you loses their jobs!” David fumed, “You’re not being treated perfectly because you’re not perfect! Both of you can be super bitches. So you’re doing this tour” David walked out the hotel room and slammed the door. The girls just looked at each other.
~4 Months Later~
There was 2 months of the tour left and nothing had changed, well now even
“We’re gonna be fine”
The girls and boys sat down together but no one spoke. David and Martin got the drinks and hoped maybe tonight would be the night they would finally break down and start talking to each other. They knew it probably was not going to happen, but they could hope right, even if they did the same thing every night.
“I’m gonna go and say hello to some people”
“No please just leave me alone”
“Okay, I don’t think the music business was quite right for me and
“Sure it was”
“Yup, but I would much rather not talk about them”
“Guys, look around the room for
“I can’t see her
“I will be back”
“Was she there?”
“Look around the room for
“We have to find her now”
“She’ll be fine”
“Did anyone go outside?” She asked
“What’s going on?”
“Where did they go?” He asked, “I think outside I don’t know”
“Where is she”
He walked up to her and gave her a soft smile. “It’s ok”
“Yes he is and I don’t care”
As soon as
“Is she going to be ok?”
“Yes but she’s going to have to rest”
Just then the door opened and the doctor walked in. “
“Thank you doctor”
She opened the door to
“I would have killed him,”
“He is ok, not that I care”
“Yeah. Shall I tell him to come in?” “I’m going soon” “yeah I know up to you”
“So how have you been?”
“Nah not got the time. You?” “Yeah totally you know me got a guy in every town I visit”
“Yeah sounds right and breaking every guys heart no doubt.”
“No that only happens to me” She said not really meaning to she just hoped
He smiled and walked up to the bed he stood there looking at her his hands in his pockets.
“I’m umm sorry about the way I’ve treated you I had no right and well. I umm. Well I’m sorry I was insinuative.”
“Yeah you were and judgmental amongst other things” she replied simply “But thanks for helping me tonight.”
“It is fine anyone of us would have helped even though we have been quite the assholes for the past few months”
“I need someone other than
“He beat me up a lot”
“He is never going to hurt you again”
~End of the Tour~
It was the last night of the tour and they were wrapping it up in Orlando, the boys hometown.
“I cannot believe we are finished tonight”
“I know it is crazy,”
“You like him huh”
“Yeah but just as a friend”
“Oh wow thanks David”
“These for you
‘Hey Babe, It is your last night and I hope it is wonderful. You have no idea how happy you have made me the past few months having you back in my life. Thanks for everything. I love you more than anything.
PS Let me in please’
“You didn’t think I was going to let you have your final bow without me being here right”
“I’m so happy you are here,”
‘It is our last night together and as happy as I am that the tour is over I’m going to hate not seeing you everyday. You’re my best friend in the world and I have never been so close to someone before. I love you
“Thank You Orlando for being such a great crowd”
“You have been really amazing! Now it is time for our last song it is a cover by Westlife…
Stay with me
don’t fall asleep too soon
the angels can wait for a moment,
come real close
forget the world outside”
“I’m so glad you came,”
“I want to love you forever
“Oh my god
As the daddy of the group he was pleased. Even he had gotten to like
“She’ll be here soon,”
“Why don’t you just tell her mate? I’m pretty sure she feels the same way as you do.”
“Yeah but when she leaves, you’re going to miss her. Just thinking maybe you should do something before you regret it.”
He rushed over to her and pulled her into a huge hug. “Hey you were great tonight, well great doesn’t cut it amazing totally blew me away.”
“Hey. You were grand tonight yourself”
“Are you ready to go?”
“Hey lets rock and roll” He smiled
After about twenty minutes
“Evening Caption you got the drill” The caption nodded and went to start the boat.
“This is amazing
“Yeah but not as amazing as you”
“You want something to eat?”
“Go ahead it’s for you”
“Well if you read the card you’ll know.
When they finally pulled away
“But you can always come with me you know”
After they had eaten the two of them went back up and sat on the chair looking up at the stars. Both making a wish on a shooting star.