Chapter 12: Perfect Day
The next morning, Nat was up early. He could never sleep well while on tour, his mind wandered too much. He was sitting in the back lounge, drinking a cup of coffee and working on his latest song. He had his keyboard sitting next to him and his acoustic guitar in his lap. His song notebook was sitting in front of him. He started strumming away and humming a tune. His LA Lakers hoodie was pulled over his head and he was just wearing his boxers.
"Where do you go when you're lonely…" Nat slowly sang. He groaned and started scribbling out words in his notebook. He buried his head in his heads in frustration.
"Sounds good, Nat." Rosalina said, appearing at the doorway. She was wearing Nat's sweatshirt and a pair of yoga pants. Her hair was up in a messy bun and she had her glasses on.
"Thanks, but it doesn't." Nat sighed. Rosalina sat down next to him and picked up his song notebook.
"No, it really is good. But maybe it'll sound better with this." Rosalina said, writing in lyrics under his. Nat read them and smiled.
"Yeah, I like that Rosie!" Nat exclaimed. He took another sip of his coffee and offered some to Rosalina. She graciously took it and took a sip. "You should totally help me write this song."
"Really? I'd love to!" Rosalina smiled.
"We could make it a duet, it'll be the perfect way to get the media attention off State of Grace and back on the Naked Brothers Band!" Nat said, exchanging a high five with Rosalina. "Our fans love me and you."
"No, they just like you…Not after everything I did this past year." Rosalina quietly said. Nat put his arm around her.
"Well after this song, they'll love you." Nat smiled.
Later that day, Thomas, David, and Qaasim were walking around the empty arena before the concert.
"We need to find a way to take those girls down." Qaasim said, kicking a bottle cap with his foot.
"I know, something embarrassing." David said. "Something that can go back on YouTube, to ruin them where they started."
"I've got it!" Thomas exclaimed. "You know that big show we have next month? The one in Orlando? Well that's where these girls are from, let's pull a huge prank on them during their set. How embarrassing would it be for them to screw up in front of their home crowd?"
"Thomas, that's pure gold!" David said.
"Yeah man, now we just got to think of the perfect prank!" Qaasim said. "Let's go to the dressing room and start some research."
Later that night, after the concert, the band was all tucked into the beds with their curtains pulled shut. But Kristina couldn't sleep, as usual. She pulled down the TV screen in her bunk and plugged her headphones into it. She started flipping through the channels and settled on the Notebook. Man, this movie was the ultimate tear jerker. She was just starting to drift off to sleep when her phone vibrated from underneath her pillow. She pulled it out and smiled widely at the name on her screen. She then climbed down from her bed and headed to the back of the bus.
Luke: can't sleep, meet me in back lounge if you're up?(:
"Hey." Kristina said quietly, pulling open the curtain and shutting it behind her. Luke was lying on the couch wearing Amigos Hockey hoodie and a pair of sweats. He smiled at her and moved over so Kristina could lie next to him.
"Hey girl." Luke smiled as Kristina lay down next to her, their bodies touching. "I knew you'd be up."
"Of course I am, I'm an insomniac." Kristina smiled. This was the closet she'd ever been to Luke and she prayed that he couldn't hear how fast her heart was beating. "Dang, its cold back here."
"Well that may be because you're wearing a tank top and those short shorts." Luke laughed. He sat up and pulled off his hoodie, revealing the t-shirt with Kristina's face on it underneath. He handed her the sweatshirt. "Here you go, warm up."
"You're wearing the shirt." Kristina said with a huge smile as she pulled on the hoodie. The two lay down next to each other.
"Well duh, I have to represent my favorite band member." Luke said, nudging her side. She laughed and nudged him back.
"Well thanks, I'm honored!" Kristina giggled. The two sat in silence for a minute, looking out the skylight in the ceiling of the bus. "God, the stars are so pretty tonight."
"Not as pretty as you." Luke smirked, putting his arm around Kristina. She moved closer to him and hugged him close. The two cuddled for a while longer, just watching the stars in the night sky.
"This is the perfect way to end my day." Kristina smiled. Luke rubbed his hand up and down her back as she rested her head on his chest. He lifted her chin up and kissed her. She kissed him back and grabbed his face. Before she knew it, Kristina was on top of Luke and they were making out. He pulled off his sweatshirt that Kristina was wearing and pulled her close to him. But then Kristina pulled away suddenly and got up.
"Kris, what's wrong?" Luke asked.
"I…I can't…this is wrong…" Kristina said, walking towards the entrance to the rest of the bus.
"What do you mean? I like you, a lot." Luke said, but it was too late. Kristina had already climbed into her bed and pulled her curtain shut. He ran his hands through his hair with a sigh and climbed into his bed.