|| chapter 6 ||

The next morning...

*Knock Knock*

"Ugh! Whoever is at the door better have a good reason to be waking me up! Who is it?!"

"It's Brian.. Can I come in?"

"Sure hold on." I got out of bed took a look at my clock and sighed. It was only 10:00.

"Good morning sleepyhead!"

"What's so good about it?"

"We gotta talk."

"About what?"

"The tour and stuff..."

"Okay.. Sure whatever, just let me get dressed and showered and I'm all yours K?"

"Uh-huh." I turned and walked back to our room.

"Who was it Mel?"

"Your lover."

"Oh my god! He's here?"

"Yeah he's here."

"Why?"

"Some news.."

"Oh. Is it bad or good?"

"I'm not sure yet. Look, I'm gonna go shower and when I come out we can talk K?"

"Sure."

After about 10 minutes in the shower, I came out all dressed and fresh. I made my way into the TV room as I dried my hair.

"Hey Brian."

"Hey Mel."

"So What's up?"

"Rehearsals start next week and the tour is less than 2 and a half months away. You have 2 months to learn 15 songs and the last 2 weeks is for rehearsals before the tour starts."

"Oh sounds like fun!"

"Oh yeah. It'll be heard work but we'll get it down."

"I'm sure we will!"

"Where's Tina?"

"In the shower! I'll be sure to tell her when she comes out."

"Um...Thanks"

"Anytime. What was the 'stuff' that you had to tell me?"

"You will not believe what I saw last night at the club!"

"What cha see?" He was about to tell me when Tina came strolling into the room. "Morning."

"Morning to you too!"

"So what's the latest new?"

"Tour starts in 2 and a half months and rehearsals starts next week."

"Okay enough about that Brian, tell me who or what you saw last night at the club already!"

"Okay okay. But you have to promise me not to tell Nick just yet."

"Yeah yeah. We promise. What's the big secret?"

"While you guys were in the girls' room, I saw Mandy sucking some guy's face. His name was Josh. But anyway I told her I'd tell Nick about her cheating and she said she didn't care but I knew she did because she just wants Nick for the money and there was no way that she was gonna lose him."

"Why aren't you going to tell him? He has a right to know!"

"I know. I'm gonna tell him. He'll be heartbroken. Someone's gonna have to be there for him." He said looking at me.

"Well," I started, "Who is she?"

"Mel! Are you that blind?"

"No, I'm not blind at all. Why?"

"Brian means you!"

"Me?"

"Yeah you! I saw how happy Nick was last night. You guys are the like the perfect couple!"

"Nah-uh! You guys can keep dreaming! As much as I love and care for him, I don't think he likes me much."

"Don't say that! He likes you very much!"

"So try to help us out k? The others are willing to help break them up. We just need you to be there for him in the end. You don't have to if you don't want to but think of Nick."

"I'll help. I don't want to see Nick in this position."

"Thanks Mel!" He said kissing my cheek.

"I'm gonna go talk to him now! See you downstairs at noon!"

"K bye!"

In The Hallway....

"Brian!"

"Mandy!"

"I'm soo glad I caught you!"

"Really? Why?"

"I have to talk to you."

"Really? About what?"

"Nick. Did you tell him yet?"

"Save it! I don't want to hear it!"

"But you CAN'T tell him what you saw!"

"Why not?"

"Because then he'll leave me!"

"Good!"

"He can't leave me! I need him!"

"Don't you mean you need the money? I'm on to you Mandy. You best stay away. This is your final warning!"

"And I'm warning you! Nick's not going to believe you! He loves me and does everything that I tell him to. Do what you want, Nick will always come back to me."

"We'll see about that!"

Nick's Room...

"Hey buddy. How ya doing?"

"Okay I guess."

"What's wrong?"

"Nothing's wrong. I was just wrapped up in thoughts."

"What were you thinking about?"

"Melanie and last night."

"Really?"

"Yeah."

"You like her?"

"Of course I like her. She's really sweet."

"No I mean do you like her?"

"No! Not in that way. I can never cheat on Mandy! I love her to death! But when I was with Melanie, we just clicked. She's fun and energetic. Someone fun to be around. Always talking and never is boring."

"But...?"

"Like I said, I already have a girlfriend. She's my life, my soul mate, and someone who I love dearly! She's the only thing I have left in my life."

"Not for long Nick, not for long."

"What are you talking about?"

"Don't take this the wrong way okay? You're my best friend. I thought I should tell you. If I didn't Tina and Melanie would be here by now screaming at you."

"Okay. What are you trying to say?"

"Last night, I saw Mandy at the bar with some guy. She was all over him. And drunk. Completely drunk. Nick, she's using you for the money. She even admitted this morning when she found me walking over here. She doesn't want you. She wants you for the money! She likes them rebellious and the kind of guys that rides bikes."

"Why do you hate her so much that you have to spread rumors? Mandy and I are in love and we'll always be!"

"You wanna know why I hate her so much? Because she's a lying, back-stabbing bitch! She's doesn't care for you and I don't want to see you hurt and h eartbroken in the end."

"How can you talk about her like that? She's my girlfriend!"

"Well she sure has her ways of showing you she loves you!"

"I cannot believe you Brian! You're suppose to be my best friend and be here to support me not some trashy girlfriend-hater. I cannot believe I've wasted almost a decade with you!"

"Nick! Will you listen to yourself? You sound like a kid! I am your best friend and that's one of the reasons why I'm here telling you all of this!"

"Well some best friend you are! You're suppose to be happy for me! I really don't care what you and the others say. I love her and I always will!" Nick shouted walking out the door.

"Why does he have to be so stubborn?"