Chapter 10

"I seriously hope you do know what you've got yourself into here" Burger said once everyone had calmed down about Bleed's proposition and Tripp agreeing to it.

"Yeah I have, I'm going to beat his butt off" Tripp said feeling suddenly really good with himself, he thought, no he knew that he could do it and defeat Bleed, after-all he the lead guitarist of Iron Weasel and it wasn't everyday that someone was made that title even someone as young as him and he was also Derek Jupiter's boyfriend which was also something as Derek wasn't the kind of one to let out his emotions very much, he was glad that he had been able to break down that wall of him.

"It's not that easy little man, it takes a lot of cunning and hard work to beat any guitarist, even one like Bleed, he's one of the best besides you but you've only been in Iron Weasel for a short period of time. It's not going to get any easier than this, I don't know what to tell you expect that it won't be easy" Burger replied whilst Derek was still standing where he had been originally but now he had taken his hand off of Tripp's t-shirt seeing as Bleed was gone and Ash looked like he would rather go for a nice long sleep.

"I know that it won't Burger but I can't give up now, not when I have Bleed where I want him. If I beat him here there is a good chance that he will leave us alone then if he does indeed then I can have a normal relationship with Derek without Bleed being there to tell me what I can and can not do with him" Tripp replied unaware of the fact that Derek was looking at him with wide eyes, did this mean that he regretted having sex with him. What did it actually mean?

"So do you regret what you and Derek did then?" Burger's answer was direct, not bushing around the bush and it was also what Derek couldn't help but think himself.

"Of course not, I loved him then and I still do now. I wanted us both to be happy and I turn sixteen soon which is also good. You know that means that I can be with Derek and no-one can say anything bad about me or even think of me as a threat" Tripp replied straight away seeing what Burger was trying to do but he knew that it wasn't going to work.

He would never say that he didn't love Derek cause if he did then it would just be seen as a whole pack of lies which would then lead to more fights and then it might even make the band split up but Tripp didn't have to worry about that for he loved Derek and knew that he always would.

If only he could get Burger to see the same thing and also he had a guitar-off with Bleed to get ready for as well so it would be no playing and only hard work for him the next few days.