Become a Fan
By A. Skye Bliss Nation
Thursday, September 26, 2002
She grabbed the key out of the young man’s hand who worked at the hotel. The 15 year old looked at the key, Suite 201. She walked up the marble staircase wondering. Who would invite her to such a beautiful place? She walked down the long blood red carpet. Suite 201 was at the end of the hall. She turned the brass handle with care, not wanting to break the beautiful antique. Go on the balcony said the invitation she received a few days earlier. She gasped when she saw the beautiful satin bed draped with the cream colored curtain. She peeked her head in every room, admiring the beautiful old fashioned yet perfectly fancy furnishings. The balcony was last. She took a deep breath as she walked outside on the brisk autumn night. She looked around and saw nothing. Thinking it was a setup, she walked back into the bedroom. Sitting on the love seat was a boy not much older than her, probably 15 or 16. “I’ve been waiting for you,” he said as he stood up. She looked at his piercing brown eyes. He had a longing desire in his eyes, so familiar. She saw those mysterious eyes before. As he inched closer, she backed away to find her back pressed up against the wall. “I’ve missed you Lex,” he said. Everyone called her Alyxz (said as Alex),Nobody called her Lex except…….. no, it couldn’t be she thought. He’s famous now, too good for the likes of me. He was a sexy singer. Every girl wanted him. He was Greg Raposo. Why was he here with me she thought. She had lost her innocence to him two years back, at the tender age of 13 (if you catch my drift!!!!). He was so gorgeous. Brown hair with frosted blond highlights. Deep dark brown eyes with long eyelashes, the kinds some girls would die to have. His arms were slender, but very muscular. Yet he was so gentle. The perfect Italian. So different from when she used to know him. Him, 10 years old, with the greasy gelled back hair and bony legs and arms. It was hard to believe that he could ever be that kid she knew so well. It seemed like just yesterday. She could feel his warm breath on her face. “Why do you want…….” She managed to say before she was cut off by his warm soft lips on hers. She knew what he wanted. He reached up and pushed her blonde hair out of her face as he pulled away from there kiss. “You are so beautiful,” he said. “Why me, you could have anyone but you are here with me. Why?” she questioned. “Shhhhh,” he whispered as he reached back in to kiss her. “Don’t worry.” He said right before his lips touched hers. She couldn’t believe how such a muscular body could be so gentle. He wasn’t forcing himself on her as most guys did. She knew most guys thought she was pretty with her long blonde hair, her ice blue eyes, and her smashing straight teeth smile. But he was too wonderful in her opinion to like her. He was perfect. She was always shy when it came to guys but now she felt comfortable in his arms. She wanted to intensify the kiss. She pushed her tongue out of her mouth into his. He was happy about this, she could tell. Soon, He pushed her to the bed. She pulled off his white beater to find his fabulous six pack. He answered by undoing his belt on his dark blue faded jeans while she started unbuttoning her lite pink blouse and unzipped her lite jean skirt. Soon they were down to underwear. He unhooked her bra and she giggled when his eyes widened. She had grew up two cup sizes since she was 13. He started kissing on every inch of her body as little moans escaped through her closed lips. He hovered over her and she felt him enter her. She moaned slightly feeling that he grew too. She knew that she loved him.
The next morning, she awoke to an empty bed. She sat up still dazed about last night. She spotted a note next to the bed. It read:
I had a photo shoot at 6. I had to go. Lex, please make sure no one knows about you and me. I promise you, that when the time is right, we can be together. Being in a relationship right now will be bad for my career. I’m sorry for doing this but I just had to see you again. Promise me that you will wait for me. I love you so much Lex.
All My Love
She realized she was crying when she noticed the tear stains on the letter. She looked at the clock. 10 AM. “Crap, I have to go to school,” she said remembering it was Monday. She quickly got dressed and headed towards the door. She turned back around and took one last glimpse at the room that was filled with so much passion last night. “I promise Greg,” she whispered. She turned back around and headed for the door. “I promise.”
3 YEARS LATER
Alyxz walked up the gravel pathway to the giant coffee-cup shaped café called Chocolate Dreams. She had been working there for about 3 years, since she was 15. She looked at her watch, 4:30 AM. “A half an hour behind schedule, as usual” she said to herself as she walked up to the chocolate brown doors. She rumaged through her bag trying to find the key. Before she could find the key, the doors pushed open.
“I thought you were coming at 4,” said her best friend/co-worker Brit with the broom in her hand.
“Try getting out the door with two three-year-olds hanging onto each of your legs,” she said as she sat down at the counter and opened up her textbooks.
“I swear Alyxz if your life was any more hectic, you’d be me. And why are you doing your homework now?”
“I told you Brit. The twins had a birthday party last night. I didn’t get home until late,” she said as she quickly whisked through the problems. School had never been an issue for her. It was taking care of her daughters that was hectic. Work started every morning at 5 AM. She worked from 5 to 8:30 AM, and then she went to school from 9 to 3:45 PM. She then goes and picks up her daughters from her older brothers house and she comes back to work from 4:15 to 7 PM. And she only just turned 18!
“Alyxz, you are too young to be going through this. Heck, I’m too young to be going through that and I’m 23! Take a few days off for gods sake!”
“No Brit, I need the money. Once I earn enough I’m going to take a break and try to get my singing deal. Then we can be happy.”
“Alyxz, you don’t need money and sucess to be happy. You need a daddy figure for your girls. Why don’t you ever go out? You haven’t since the girls were born.”
Promise me you will wait for me. The words raced through her mind.
“I feel like I need to be home with my girls, not out on a date,” she lied.
“I don’t care, I’ll take care of your girls for a night or two. Hon, you need to go out!!”
“No Brit!!!!! I gave you my answer,” she screamed as she walked into the kitchen and turned on the light.
“Geez, pmsing major,” she said.
“I’m not pmsing,” she screamed.
“Ok, I know I’m kinda girly, but I don’t menstruate!!really don’t think I need to hear about your menstrual cycles,” said their gay co-worker Tristan.
Both girls screamed. They were too busy talking that they didn’t notice him come in.
“Why are you here?” Alyxz asked still scared.
“Ummmm, I work here!!” Tristan said as he turned in the lights. “ What do you think I’m doing here??”
“I don’t know, I thought you weren’t working today.” Said Brit.
“And miss a day of business at Chocolate Dreams?? Of course not why would I do that??” he said sarcastically.
“HOW WAS YOUR DATE LAST NIGHT WITH GRAY???” ALYXZ TEASINGLY SAID WHILE FANNING HERSELF. “GRAY,GRAY….”
“SHUT UP,” SAID TRISTAN. “THE DATE WAS OK, NOTHING REALLY HAPPENED.”
“DAMN, I WANTED TO HERE THE DETAILS!!” SAID BRIT AS HER AND ALYXZ STARTED LAUGHING.
“HI, GUYS,” SAID THERE NEW CO-WORKER SHERIDAN.
“HI SHERIDAN, HOW ARE YOU TODAY??” THEY ALL SAID LAUGHING.
“OK………..” SHE SAID CONFUSED.
“DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT SHER, WE’RE REALLY HYPER TODAY!!!!!”
“I CAN SEE THAT!!!!!!!!!!” SHE SAID. “HOW CAN ANYONE BE HYPER AT 4:57 IN THE MORNING?” SHE SAID PRECICLY AS SHE YAWNED.
“EASY, SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM” SAID TRISTAN.
“OK THEN….” SHER SAID.
“WE BETTER OPEN UP, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE,” SAID SHER AGAIN POINTING OUTSIDE TO THE CARS IN THE PARKING LOT.
“KAY,” SAID ALYXZ AS SHE WALKED TO THE DOOR, TURNED TO SIGN TO OPEN, AND UNLOCKED THE DOOR. “WHERE IS GAIL AND JADE??” SHE ASKED AS SHE TURNED AROUND, REFERRING TO THE MANAGERS OF THE COFFEE SHOP.
“THEY CALLED BEFORE YOU CAME, THEY ARE COMING IN AT 5:30,” SAID BRIT AS SHE WALKED BEHIND THE COUNTER.
BUSINESS WAS BUSY AS USUAL. IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYONE CAME TO CHOCOLATE DREAMS.
‘NO NEW CUSTOMERS,’ ALYXZ THOUGHT AS SHE WALKED DOWN THE HALLWAY WHERE THE OFFICES WERE.
“HELLO ALYXZANDRA,” SAID THERE MANAGER GAIL SITTING AT HER DESK
“HELLO AGAILIA,” SHE SAID BACK AS SHE WALKED INTO THEIR OFFICE. JADE, GAIL’S SISTER AND FELLOW MANAGER, WAS THERE AS WELL.
“TAKE A BREAK ALYXZ,” SAID JADE FILING HER NAILS.
“I SEE YOU ALREADY ARE,” SAID ALYXZ SARCASTICLY AS JADE SMIRKED BACK.
“HERE TAKE A FEW MAGAZINES,” SAID GAIL AS SHE REACHED IN HER BAG AND TOOK OUT A HANDFUL OF MAGAZINES. “THEY JUST CAME IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY!!”
“I’LL BE BACK IN AN HOUR,” SHE SAID SEEING THAT IT WAS ONLY 6.
“BYE,” THEY SAID.
SHE WENT AND MADE HERSELF A FRAPPE AND GRABBED A BAGEL AND WALKED OUT SIDE TO THE FRONT. SHE SET HER STUFF DOWN AND SAT ON ONE OF THE BIG ROCKS IN THE LANSCAPED AREA.
“LETS SEE WHAT WE HAVE HERE,” SHE SAID TO HERSELF AS SHE LOOKED AT THE COVERS OF THE SEVERAL MAGAZINES. SHE STOPPED. SHE LOOKED AT THE BROWN EYES LOOKING BACK AT HERS. DREAMSTREET WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST BANDS NOW IN 2003. THEY WERE ON EVERY COVER, IN EVERY MAGAZINE. SHE RAN HER FRENCH MANICURED FINGERS ACROSS HIS FACE PRETENDING HE WAS REALLY THERE. WHERE ARE YOU GREG, SHE SAID TO HERSELF. I’VE WAITED ALL THIS TIME, AND YOU STILL AREN’T WITH ME. I’VE HAD YOUR DAUGHTERS AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT. I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU. SHE OPENED UP THE MAGAZINE “ENTERTAINMENT MAG” AND LOOKED IN THE INDEX. DREAMSTREET INTERVIEW ABOUT THERE IDEAS OF LOVE AND IF YOU ARE THE ONES FOR THEM, PAGE 46. SHE OPENED TO PAGE 46 AND STARTED READING. “OK I DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS,” AS SHE FLIPPED THROUGH JESSE FRANKIE, MATT, AND CHRIS’S INTERVIEWS COMING TO GREG’S.
ENTERTAINMENT MAG: WHO WAS YOUR FIRST CRUSH?
GREG RAPOSO: MY FIRST CRUSH WAS A GIRL THAT I KNEW FOR A LONG TIME. WE GREW UP NEXT THE EACH OTHER AND WE WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER.
EM: WHAT WAS HER NAME?
GR: LET’S JUST SAY LEX.
EM: WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT A GIRL?
GR: HER EYES AND HER SMILE IS PROBABLY THE FIRST, THEN INTELLIGENCE AND A SENSE OF HUMOR.
EM: DO YOU HAVE A GIRLFRIEND?
GR: YES, I DO. HER NAME IS ERICA.
She read the last answer four or five times. She frowned and felt tears come to her eyes. Maybe he really didn’t want to be with her. All day she was thinking about Greg, all the rest of work, in class, and on the car ride to pick up her daughters, Jordyn and Jadyn. She pulled up in the driveway of her older brother Aaron’s house. She turned off the car and stepped out. “Hi Mommy!!” someone suddenly screamed. Alyxz looked up and saw Jadyn’s face through the screen two stories up. “Hi baby,” she said exhausted. “Be careful, I don’t want you to break uncle Aaron’s screen.” She quickly ran up the stairs to Apartment 45 and opened the door. She was greeted by Jordyn. “Mommy!!” she screamed as she jumped into her arms. “Jordyn!!” Alyxz screamed back. She heard screaming coming down the hall and Aaron appeared holdingJadyn by the feet upside down. When he saw Alyxz, he stopped, carefully put Jadyn on the floor, smiled at her, and went and sat on the couch. Alyxz shook her head. “Sometimes I think you are younger than me,” she said talking to her older brother of four years. “Get your stuff ready girls,” she said as she sat next to her brother. “But we want to see Aunt Alyssa and Kelli, they’re coming here,” said Jordyn referring to Aaron’s twin sister and Aaron’s girlfriend and Alyssa’s best friend. “Honey we have to go, I have to go to work,” said Alyxz as the door opened. “Alyssa, Kelli!!!!” screamed Jadyn and Jordyn as they ran to the front door. “Hi girls,” said Alyssa as she knelt down and hugged and kissed them. Aaron got up and went to Kelli and kissed her. He put his hand on her stomach. “Hi in there,” he said referring to the baby boy they were going to have in 3 months. “How do you feel?” Alyxz asked as she went to hug Kelli and Alyssa. “Fat.” She said back smiling. “Well, I can’t help you with that,” she said back. “Aaron, what time is it?” she asked looking for her brother. “3:45,” she heard come from the kitchen. “Oh I have to go, C’mon girls, give Uncle Aaron a hug and kiss and tell him thank you,” she screamed. “Ready!!” they screamed as they ran to Aaron and said goodbye to everyone. “See you tommorow,” she said as she ran out the door. “She does such a great job, doesn’t she? She doesn’t ask for anybody’s money or barely anything!!” said Lyss as she watched Alyxz and the twins through the window. “She sure does, I’m really proud of her. She deserves something great to happen to her.” Said Aaron.
They arrived at Chocolate Dreams just a few minutes after they left. Jordyn and Jadyn ran inside and started saying hi to everybody. Alyxz walked in and set Jadyn and Jordyn up at a table behind the counter. She went and put her brown apron on over her black mini skirt and maroon blouse. Her blonde hair was in her natural loose curls. She went form table to table, giving people there coffee, sandwiches, donuts, muffins. Bagels, or what eve r else they ordered. “Mommy can we help?” asked Jadyn. “Sure princess, bring this tray over to table……..6. Be careful, I’ll be over in a sec,” she said as she pushed the pen behind her ear and walked behind her daughters, ready to catch anything that might fly through the air. “Hello, my name is Jadyn and this is Jordyn, we are going to give you your drinks tonight.” Said Jadyn like a professional. As they started passing out the drinks, Alyxz started getting ready for ordering. “Here, since you girls are such good waitresses, I’m gonna give you a tip,” said a guy at the table as he handed each of them 20 dollar bills. “Mommy, look!!” they said as they ran around the café showing every one. “You didn’t have to………….” Was all she could say as she looked at the brown eyes staring back at her. “……………..do that,” she finished. “I wanted to,” he said stunned as well. “Look, Greg, you have a fan,” said the girl with her head on his shoulder. “Yeah, I’m a big fan,” Alyxz said. “I’m Erica, Greg’s girlfriend,” said the girl again. “I’m Alyxz, call me Lex,” said Alyxz glaring at Greg. “Are you ready to order?” she asked trying not to look at Greg. “I’ll order for everyone, I know what you all want” said Erica referring to the four other guys, the rest of Dreamstreet, and four other girls, there girlfriends, at the table. As Erica ordered for everyone, Alyxz couldn’t help but notice Greg staring at her the whole time. After she ordered for what seemed like hours, Alyxz quickly got away from there. “Look what we drew,” said Jadyn and Jordyn. “It’s beautiful, I’m sure Auntie Jade and Auntie Gail will love to hang it in there office. Listen. I’m going on break, Go in Jade’s and Gail’s office please, ask them to make you something for dinner. I’ll be back soon. Ok?” She said quickly. “Yes Mommy,” they said as they ran down the hall in there office. Ok, the man of my dreams is in there right now and I’m treating him like shit. What the hell am I doing? She thought as she walked outside and sat on a rock looking at the moon. “Hi Lex,” she heard. She turned around and saw Greg. “What do you want,” she said as he started towards her. “You,” he said as he started kissing her neck. “Greg, stop, what about Erica. I waited for you all this time. I didn’t date anyone since that night. I promised you. I guess that wasn’t good enough.” She said with tears in her eyes. “Lex, you don’t know what I’ve been trying to do to find you. After I found out your parents died, I tried to contact you, but you moved. I’ve been trying to find you. But I guess I gave up. I met Erica a couple months ago. The only reason I’m dating her is she reminds me of you, Lex.” He said. “My parents died right after I had the girls. They were driving up from Florida, they were on vacation. They were hit head on by a tractor trailer. They were killed on impact. They never got to meet there granddaughters.” She said. “They’re beautiful, just like there mother.” he paused. “Lex? Are they mine?” “No,” she lied. “I didn’t come all the way here to be lied to. Tell me the fucking truth Lex. Are they mine?” he said. She nodded and looked down. “I promise you this, I’m not going to leave you again,” he said as he put his hand on hers. “I don’t think they should know right away,” she said. “Who shouldn’t know what?” he asked confused. “The girls know that you are there father. Greg, they are only three. They will be so confused,” she said. “I understand,” he said. “Lets go get our daughters,” she said as she stood up. “Wait what about Erica, she’s still in there,” she said as she looked through the window. “I’ll take care of that,” he said as he pulled out his cell phone. He dialed up a number and Alyxz guessed it was Erica’s when she saw her pick it up. “Hey babe, listen I just got a call, it’s an emergency. I’ll tell you about it later, but I gotta run, so don’t wait for me, I’ll call you tommorow, Ok? I’ll take a taxi. Bye,” he said in a matter of seconds. “Wow, I didn’t think anyone talked faster than me,” Alyxz said. “Crap, here they come, umm, here,”said Alyxz as she pushed Greg into a bush. “I can’t believe he just left like that, I think that he isn’t interested in me, I mean, how could you not be interested in me? I’m beautiful, very…………………….” Erica said as her voice faded off. “Bitchy,” Alyxz added to her last comment. “Jeez, I didn’t want to you to kill me,” he said as he stepped out of the bush. Alyxz started laughing as she pulled leaves out of his hair. “I really don’t see what you are laughing at. I don’t see anything funny about this,” he said as she started laughing harder. “I’ll make you stop laughing,” he said as he reached in and kissed her for the first time since that night. “You’re right. Maybe I should laugh more often,” she said as they started walking in hand in hand towards the door. “I’ll sit right here, waiting for you, “ said Greg as he sat down at a table next to the counter. “Ok, I only have 15 minutes left,” she said as she went behind the counter and looked at the orders. Jadyn and Jordyn ran down the hall and sat at the table Greg was sitting at. “Hi, Thank you very much for the 20 dollars,” said Jadyn. “No problem ladies, my name is Greg,” he said as he reached out his hand for them to shake, but instead they slapped it. “Do you know my mommy?” Jordyn asked. “Yes I do, we are friends,” he said smiling. “Are sure you are only friends?” said Jadyn smirking. “Yes we are only friends,” he said laughing. “We want mommy to have a boyfriend like our Aunt Alyssa. Mommy didn’t have a boyfriend since we were born,” said Jadyn frowning. “You want to know why?” “Why??” they said confused. “Our Mommy’s pretty.” Your mommy’s very beautiful, on the outside and the inside. Your mommy kept a promise, and she didn’t break it. That’s why she hasn’t had a boyfriend.” He siad looking at the girls confused faces. “Ok girls I’m ready to go, go get packed up,” Alyxz said as she walked down the hall with her daughters. “Bye, Gail, Bye Jade, I’ll see you Monday. Say bye girls.” “Bye,” they said as they went and hugged each of them. “Oh Gail? Jade? This is Greg. Greg these are the managers of this place, Gail and Jade,” Alyxz said as Greg poked his head through the door. Gail and Jade just sat there with there mouths open. “Nice to meet you,” said Greg as he went and shook each of there hands. “Ok we have to go guys,” said Alyxz as she gathered Jordyn and Jadyn’s things and her own and walked out the door. “Get in the car girls,” said Alyxz. She laughed as she saw Gail and Jade fighting over the window. “Why did Gail and Jade go crazy?” asked Jadyn. “I’m in a band called Dreamstreet,” said Greg. “A very famous band,” said Alyxz as she turned into the apartment complex that she lived in. “Awesome, Mommy friends with a famous person!!” said Jordyn. Jadyn and Jordyn started celebrating in the back seat. “God,I’m going to have a ball trying to get you two to go to sleep,” said Alyxz. “Greg can we ride on your back??? Please,” Jadyn and Jordyn screamed. “Yup,” he said. “C’mon.” After they were all upstairs, Jadyn and Jordyn were bathed and settled down, they were discussing what they wanted to do tommorow. “Stompin Ground!!!!!!!!” they both screamed at the same time. “Well, I think they want to go to Stomping Ground,” said Greg smiling. “I think so,” she said. “Stomping Ground it is!!” she said again. “Only on one coditon, Greg has to come with us!!!” said Jadyn with one finger in the air. “First of all babe it’s CONdition and 2nd of all im sure Greg doesn’t want to go to Stomping Ground,” said Alyxz as she started picking things up off the floor. “Are you crazy!!!!! How can I miss going to Stomping Ground?” he said as Jordyn and Jadyn climbed on his lap. “Yeah!!” they screamed. “Ok, girls say good night to Greg and go to your room,” she said. “I’ll be in soon to tuck you in.” “Good night Greg,” they screamed as they kissed him on the cheek and ran to there room. “It’s amazing how much they love you after only a couple hours,” said Alyxz as she sat next to Greg on the loveseat. “It’s like it was meant to be.” “Well, it was meant to be,” said Greg as he reached in and kissed her. Soon, Greg was on top of Alyxz. “Greg, we have to stop,” she said as she pushed Greg away. “The girls are in the other room.” “Oh yeah, I forgot,” he said as he pulled away. “I better go say goodnite to them,” said Alyxz as she stood up and walked to the girls room. A couple minutes later, Alyxz stuck her head out the door. “They want you to sing to them,” she whispered. Greg smiled and headed for the door. He stopped in Alyxz’s room and took her guitar. And he started singing.
AN: I will add more soon.................