"I hear that song and I can still picture us
Not sure where we went wrong
Maybe love isn't always enough
I'm missing you, that's all I know
Are we better off this way
I'm listening to the radio and I see your face"
I rolled my eyes as the words of Ta-Da's music filled my ears. Even though I had quit Spectacular! I still came to their showcases for support…well, mostly to see Courtney. Even if that meant having to sit through Ta-Da's performance's.
I had just gotten to the annual summer concert when Ta-Da had begun their song. Of course they were singing their #1 hit, 'Lonely Love Song'. Not that I cared or anything, I have just heard that damn song a million times. I found an empty seat and slumped down. Resting my cheek on my hand, I watched the group in boredom. My gaze fixed on Tammi and Royce, the lead singers. They moved in almost perfect synchronization. Watching Tammi, I noticed that she was really hot. Her hair flowed down her shoulders and her makeup made her whole face light up. She moved very gracefully across the stage and her voice almost makes you want to melt.
I shook my head and blinked a few times. God damn Nikko get a grip on yourself. Suddenly I felt a deep vibration from my pocket. I pulled my phone out, it was a text from Tajid. He told me to come meet them backstage. Rising from my seat, I slowly moved my way through the crowd and gazed around for the backstage entrance.
I glanced back up at the stage and saw Royce giving me a strange look. He wasn't paying attention to what he was doing and accidently ran into Tammi. She gave him a quick look of death, and then continued with their song. I laughed to myself and walked up the aisle.
Now, I haven't actually seen any of The Tackies in…..months I guess. I'm not even sure how long, but it's been a while. I was really excited to see them all…especially Courtney. I was really crazy about her, but we weren't exactly a couple because we both were so shit-tight with our careers. I have taken her out a few times when we do get to see each other and those are the moments that I will hold onto forever.
I walked by a door and stared at it for a moment, wondering if it was the entrance to the back of the stage. I turned to see if there was anyone around to help me when I felt a hand grab the back of my jacket and pull me behind the door. Aha! It was the right door.
"Whoa!" I said as I was dragged inside. I turned around to see who the hand belonged to…Hoping it was…yes! It was Courtney. Before I could say anything she wrapped her arms around my neck and planted her lips against mine. I slid my arms around her waist and embraced her kiss. God it felt good to be with her again. Holding her, kissing her, hearing her voice. Even though she hadn't said anything yet.
She pulled away and showed me a dazzling smile. "I can't believe you're here," she said with rejoice in her voice. There was that gorgeous voice I knew and loved. Wow, she looked so beautiful. Her dark hair was flowing down her shoulders in long, perfect curls. She had just enough makeup on to make her face glow. She wore a purple blouse and dark, skinny jeans. I guess Spectacular! Went purple…I wasn't really sure. I really didn't care at the moment.
I entwined my fingers in hers. "What force on this earth would stop me?" I said gently. Then silence fell upon us. I guess we were just enjoying the moment of being together again. The silence wasn't awkward; it was wonderful…in its own way. Boy, I wanted to kiss her again. I wanted to feel the taste of her lips against mine, and her body against me.
She gently placed her hand against my cheek and stroked it with her thumb. "It's been so long Nikko. I almost forgot what your voice sounded like," I heard her voice crack and I saw a small tear slide down her face.
I raised my hand and wiped the tear away. Her skin was so soft and delicate, almost as if it would break at my touch. "Well, we'll have to fix that won't we?" I brought her close to me and felt her tremble under my arms. "Courtney, relax. I'm here now," I said soothingly and rubbed her back.
Right then and there, I heard a voice interrupt us. "Courtney, it's almost time for….Nikko! Buddy you came!" the voice belonged to Caspian, a member of Spectacular! And a great friend. He too wore a purple shirt and dark jeans. So Spectacular! Was going purple…for now at least.
Courtney pulled away from me in embarrassment. I walked over to Caspian and shook his hand. "Nice to see you too Casp," This kid was really an inspiration to me. I would always respect him for that. No matter how dorky he can be.
Caspian gave me a huge grin then turned to Courtney. "We gotta' go Court. Curtain in 5," He said seriously. He patted me on the back as he began to leave. "Great to see you again Nikko. See you after the show?"
I nodded. "Sure thing buddy," I laughed then turned to Courtney. I could tell something was wrong. I put my hands on her arms. "Hey, everything's ok. Look at me," I lifted her chin up. "I'm here. I will be with you everyday if that's what it's going to take. I…"
Courtney put her hand up to stop me. "It's not that. It's….."
Caspian came back. "Courtney c'mon! Curtain in 3!" This time, he waited for her.
Courtney began to walk towards him. "I'll tell you after the show," She looked into my eyes, slowly slipped her fingers out of mine, then walked away with Caspian. At the time, I didn't know that that was the last time I would see her for a very…..long time.