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ʟɪɢʜᴛ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʀᴋ

By SmileBright

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[font "times new roman" The woman's head was pounding and she wanted nothing more than to be alone. She read Carson's message and her heart nearly melted. He was such a gentleman and she felt horrible for ditching him the way she had. What other choice did she have though? When her ex was around, her whole mood changed. Even when he lifted his hand towards her and slapped her. That made her blood boil. She stood and walked over to her vanity and clicked on the light. She looked at the bruised eye and sighed. She then grabbed her phone and snapped a picture.]

[font "times new roman" She ignored the message from Imogen about being home, and if she needed her to text her. She then zoomed in on the bruise a bit and took a couple more pictures. She turned her head to the side and took more pictures. That should be enough proof to get a restraining order on the asshole. She bit her lip lightly as she clicked the light off and went back to her bed. She curled up on her side and opened Carson's messages. Even though it wasn't a lot, it still made her heart melt.]

[font "times new roman" She was surprised that no one has snagged him up yet. Then again she would be jealous as fuck because of his status, but as long as he was loyal then what did she have to worry about? She bit her lip lightly as she started to type out a reply. [#DB7093 [i I'm glad you got your flirt on. I bet you made a lot of female's wet with the sound of your voice. But all joking aside, would you be willing to go to the police station with me in the morning?]] she stopped there and thought a moment.]

[font "times new roman" She was already in too deep now. She then finished her message. [#DB7093 [i I know it's strange for having me ask you but I feel safe with you. I need to get a restraining order on that asshole, I have pictures for proof, and I don't know if they would take your word on it, but you were there as well to somewhat witness it. I would ask my best friend, but she hadn't been around at all. If you don't want to that's fine, you and I can figure out another time to meet up.]]]

[font "times new roman" She stopped typing again and read the message before adding a little bit more. [#DB7093 [i I know the night didn't turn out as planned, but I was glad to have some one on one time with you. I wish it could have been more. I'll talk to you later. Have a good night. Xoxo.]] She read the whole message once more and then hit send. She then looked at Imogen's text and rolled her eyes. She loved the woman to death, but sometimes she could be a little much.]

[font "times new roman" She understood the worry, but right now she needed something different. She needed the feeling of a man, and that happened to be Carson at the moment. She reached for her headphones, plugged them into her iPod and turned on Twenty-One Pilot's and tried to forget about the night. Pretty soon she was falling into a deep sleep. Something she's needed the last couple of weeks.]

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[font "times new roman" Lennon looked up when Carson entered the room and he shrugged a bit. [#0075D0 "Intermission was pretty damn good honestly. No I didn't get Imogen's number, it's like she's playing hard to get. I mean two can play that game. If she won't take the time to reach out and see me, then I'll do the same to her."] he said with a small shrug of his shoulders. He knew it was a dick move, but he wasn't about to play that kind of game at all. He was looking to settle down after all.]

[font "times new roman" As Carson was talking about Destiny he couldn't help but smile. [#0075D0 "I know you'll figure out a good place to take her. Hell you could always ask her for some ideas as well. Or you can just use Google and go from there. I'm sure there's a lot of places she hasn't been. Or you could always pick her up and take her on a road trip. I do know where they live after all. I took Imogen home"] he said as he leaned back against the pillows. He didn't mind Carson's ramblings right now.]

[font "times new roman" At least one of them scored a phone number out of all of this. He sighed lightly as he looked towards the ceiling. He was being a total asshole about the whole Imogen thing. She was playing hard to get, she was good to look at, but if she wasn't willing to give him her phone number then he would pretty much drop her on sight. There were a lot of other women around he could pick up. Then again that was too much of an asshole, and he knew that. He sighed wishing life wasn't so hard.]

[font "times new roman" This was the time he wished he did have a girlfriend, or wife or something. Because after a stressful night he could come back to the hotel, get her naked and in bed. Or take a hot bubble bath with her. Thinking about something like that, Imogen's face popped into his head. What the fuck was he doing? He didn't know the woman, and she didn't want to get to know him apparently. He was kicking himself for not giving her his own number. But he wasn't going to do all the work. She had to work for it as well.]

[font "times new roman" He turned onto his side and clicked off his bedside lamp. [#0075D0 "Don't stay up too late talking to Destiny though. She's been through a lot tonight, and she needs her sleep"] he said with a yawn. He then slid a hand under his pillow, let his eyes drift closed and pretty soon he was out like a light. He was swimming in a sea of blackness, a dreamless sleep welcoming him with open arms.]
lιgнт / Onyx- / 7d ago
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/8CHbNHM.jpg]] Imogen was a bit shocked when he said he’d drive her home. She wasn’t expecting him to drive her home, she assumed he’d have a driver or something to bring him places. It almost made him seem more like a real person, as she had always seen him as something more than that. Yes, the girl was very obsessed with the male, but being around him was different than she expected. Except that random girls would ask for pictures and kiss him randomly, he was just a regular guy. Meeting him brought him down on the pedestal she held him to, but only a little bit.

As he led her to the black Mercedes, Imogen could feel the butterflies in her stomach. She knew she had to get home and be with Destiny, but part of her wanted to stay with Lennon. She knew he was probably exhausted from his show and she had things to attend to, but it didn’t make the want any less. He had an amazing car, it was much nicer than anything she could even think of owning. As he spoke to her, she smiled. He was happy to have met her? That was something she could have only dreamed of hearing from the man she had fawned over for years. She directed him toward her apartment building, but besides that, there was no other conversation. Of course, she tried to keep her directions light and not rushed, not wanting to concern him any. But he did get her home quickly, and it was nice to be alone with him, even with little conversation.

[i [#6d091a “Thank you. I really enjoyed meeting you too, after all these years of seeing you on stage.”]] Imogen smiled toward him, before exiting the car. She thought of giving him her number before leaving the car but pushed that away as well. If he really wanted to see her, he would find a way to see her. As she opened the front door to the complex, he called out to her, She turned around, sending a smile and a wave, before closing the apartment door behind her.

On her way up the elevator, she took her phone out and finally saw that Destiny had texted her. She assumed she’d want to be alone tonight, so she knew talking and attempting to get into her room would be a failed attempt. She would just text her, giving her space she clearly needed. [#6d091a Hi, sorry I didn’t respond. I actually got a ride, so I am coming up to the place now. Please, let me know if you need anything, you can just text me or whatever. How about we just have a chill day tomorrow and watch movies all day? I’ll make brunch!] Imogen texted her friend. She wanted to be as supportive as she could, she could gush about Lennon tomorrow.

Imogen entered their apartment, heading into her room quickly. She kicked off her shoes and changed into a pair of sweatpants and a sports bra as well. She threw her hair into a messy bun, washing her face, and taking her makeup off. She entered the kitchen, filling her water bottle and bringing it into her room with her. She relaxed onto her bed, looking over at her wall of Lennon and Carson, sighing lightly. Maybe she was too old to have photos like that plastered to her wall, but she wasn’t going to do anything about it now. Now, she would be ready with her phone for Destiny or she’d fall asleep, whatever came first. She was tired, as she yawned and relaxed against her pillows.
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Carson ended the meet and greet a bit earlier than he usually liked to. He usually would stay long after the scheduled time for the meet and greet, especially if it was after a show, and really connect with his fans. Today, he really wasn’t feeling himself after intermission happened. His fans could tell and kept telling him he could take time to himself. He did continue his meet and greet, but left when he was actually scheduled to leave. Of course, he answered their questions, made a few flirty comments, and took pictures with each person there. But once getting back to his dressing room, he could help but plop down on the couch. Considering all of Lennon’s stuff was gone now, his best friend was now back at the hotel now.

Carson opened his phone, seeing first the text from Lennon that confirmed his theory that his friend left already. He then saw that Destiny had texted him back and his heart skipped a beat at the thought that she responded to him. He hoped she would want to see him, but he wouldn’t push her if she didn’t. It seemed like she did want to see him, just not tonight, which he understood. [i [b [#265f2c I totally get it. We’ll be in town for the next few days, let me know when you are free and we’ll meet up somewhere. I did get my flirt on, don’t worry. Haha. But, I did want you to know that I thought you looked amazing tonight.]]]. He may be laying it on thick, but he was just telling the truth.

After packing up all his things, he finally was able to head home. He went to his grey BMW, and drove himself back to the hotel, blasting some music on the way as well. When he finally pulled up, he opened the door to their shared room, seeing he was alone as well. [b [#265f2c “Uneventful night as well? Oh, you never told me how your meeting when during intermission?”]] Carson asked, getting out of his clothes from the concert into pajama pants and left his torso bare. Carson loved pajamas and preferred them over just sweatpants to sleep in 9 times out of 10.

[b [#265f2c “So, Destiny wanted to be alone tonight, but she did say she would meet up with me before we left. I have no idea where to bring her, I’d like to bring her somewhere new and exciting, I’m gonna have to search the area.”]] Carson spoke, half to Lennon and half just out loud to himself. [b [#265f2c “How was your meeting with the cute brunette, what was her name, Isabelle? Did you get her number or anything? Or were you not feeling it?”]] he asked. Carson felt like he could not sit still, which he knew probably was annoying his friend to no end. [b [#265f2c “Sorry, I’ll stop.”]] he said, heading into bed and laying down. He knew he would soon just fall asleep, but he knew he wouldn’t until his friend would be asleep.

Carson let the night reply through his head as he laid down on the bed. He wished the night played out differently, but the night was not a complete bust. He got to finally meet Destiny and her friend, but the night went south pretty soon after the first half of the night. But, he would soon be able to spend time with her, get to know her. He felt like meeting her for just a short time, he knew so much about her, but he needed to know more. She was such a mystery and he wanted to solve it.
Dark- / SmileBright / 48d ago
[font "times new roman" The blonde's head was pounding, and she wondered if Imogen was enjoying the rest of the show. She was kind of worried if Carson would even get her note. If he didn't, it wouldn't be too big of a loss. She knew they were still going to be in town, at least for a couple more days. She could somehow get to him again that way. She heard her phone buzzing, and she reached over and read the message from Imogen. She felt bad for ditching her, but what other choice did she have? She was a mess, and knew she could get Imogen home if she had too.]

[font "times new roman" She then sent the woman a message back. [#DB7093 [i If you can't get a ride home, let me know and I'll get you an Uber or something. I'll be okay, I love you too. When and if you do get a ride home, let me know you're home safe and sound as well.]] She then hit send. She climbed out of bed, and went into the kitchen and popped some popcorn. She never locked her door against Imogen, and there weren't any keys to open the locked doors, so they only time they were locked, was when they were in their rooms. That's what she was planning on doing too.]

[font "times new roman" She didn't want to see the woman, and kind of hoped she would be able to fend for herself. She was a big girl after all. Yes their night was ruined because of her abusive ex-boyfriend, and she felt horrible about it. She finished popping the popcorn, and she grabbed a couple bottles of Coke from the fridge, along with some other junk food and went back to her room. She set everything down onto the bed, and closed the door and locked it. She then put her chair under the knob as well, just in case.]

[font "times new roman" She wanted to be alone, and she was doing everything in her power to make it so. She made sure her bedroom window was locked as well. It wasn't like her, and when she got this way, it was bad. She was alone after all. She heard her phone go off again and she saw it was from a number she didn't know. She wondered who it was, and opened the message. It was from Carson. Her heart skipped a beat as she read the message over. He was asking to meet up with her, and if she was okay.]

[font "times new roman" So in a way he did care. That made the woman smile a little bit. It wasn't much of a smile, but it was there. She debated on even replying back, but he had texted her in the first place. She bit her lip lightly as she started typing a message back. [#DB7093 [i I'm okay. I'm at home right now. I would say yes to meeting up right now, but all I want right now is to be left alone. I'm pretty much hiding out in my bedroom as I'm typing this anyway. If you guys are still going to be in town in the next couple of days, I can meet up with you somewhere.]]]

[font "times new roman" [#DB7093 [i I'm sorry for bouncing like I did, but after that little incident, I didn't want people to really see me. I know I've been dubbed the [b girl that was hit] and I'm good staying that way. As long as no one really got to see my face, no one will be able to put two and two together. I hope you have a good show tonight, and make sure you get your flirt on as well.]] She read the message over and over, and then hit send. She hadn't gotten anything back from Imogen either, and that somewhat worried her, but at the same time it didn't.]

[font "times new roman" She grabbed her T.V. remote and climbed back into bed. She pulled out her Xbox controller as well, and turned the gaming console on. She found Netflix, logged in, and snuggled down for the night. She popped some candy into her mouth, and tried to forget the night she had. She just hoped she hadn't fucked up her chance with the male.]

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[font "times new roman" The night hadn't gone as the male had planned. A woman had gotten hit while she was there. He didn't know who it was, and he didn't know if he wanted to know who it was. It was kind of heartless of him. He was kind of worried though. What if it had been the pretty blonde that was with Imogen? Then he would feel like a total asshole. When the second half of the show started, he took his place on the stage, and just sang his heart out, and played like no other. The fans were screaming, and it turned out to be a pretty good night after all. Even if something horrible had happened.]

[font "times new roman" When they were done he said goodnight to the fans, and then went to the dressing room. He had managed to get out of the second meet and greet and he was glad. He was able to somewhat unwind and slowly gather up his things. He sent Carson a message about heading back to the hotel while he could, and then packed up his things. The night wasn't perfect, but what night was? There was always something going on around them, no matter what it was. He slid his back pack onto his shoulder and grabbed his baseball cap and walked out.]

[font "times new roman" As he was about to head out the doors her heard a woman's voice. He turned and saw Imogen. She looked pale, and really worried. He cocked his head to the side slightly confused. That's when her words sank in. So it had been the blonde. He nodded lightly as he took her arm, and placed the hat onto his head. [#0075D0 "Yeah I can take you home. I was heading to my hotel anyway"] he said. Which was true in a way. He was kind of surprised she had hunted him down. Carson could fend for himself for damn sure. Right now he just needed to make sure Imogen made it home safely.]

[font "times new roman" He led her to his black Mercedes Benz and unlocked the door and let her slip into the passenger seat. He then went around the car and slid in behind the wheel. He started it up and looked towards her. [#0075D0 "I know it wasn't how you wanted the night to end, but I'm glad you and your friend came. I'm glad I was able to meet you. So tell me where to go, and I'll make sure you get home"] he said with a smile. It was weird choice of words, but at this point he didn't really care. He meant it when he told her he was glad he met her.]

[font "times new roman" Maybe if things hadn't taken this turn, he would be taking her to his bed instead. They still had a couple of days for that to happen. He started the car up and took the woman's directions. He was then parked in front of her building. [#0075D0 "I'll see you later"] he called out. He waited till she was out of the car, before her headed back towards the hotel to finish unwinding, and relax for the rest of the night.]
lιgнт / Onyx- / 54d ago
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/8CHbNHM.jpg]] As Imogen made her way back inside, there was so much commotion going on. Stage managers calming crowd members, groups of men who were pissed, and talking about Jimmy who had been kicked out for hitting someone. [i Oh no…] was all Imogen could think of as she pulled out her phone. She was relieved to see a text from Destiny, assuming she would tell her where she was so they could meet up now. She unlocked her phone, seeing the texts she did get made the girl frown. Why would Destiny leave, this was so unlike anything she would do. Something must have happened with Jimmy and her. Why did she decide to leave Destiny alone like that? She should have stayed and maybe she could have prevented this.

Imogen did a quick scan of the area. Destiny wasn’t in the bathroom, at the bar, or in the parking lot. She even checked where they had parked, Destiny had left. She must have encountered Jimmy. She remembered the people discussing a woman getting hit, and it must have been Destiny. Oh god, she needed to be with her. But she had no way to get home now. She would have to wait for the concert to be over, as all the users in the area were shipping people around after a baseball game that was nearby. [i [#6d091a “Shit…”]] she yelled, and headed back inside. It was a long shot, but maybe a friend was here too. She texted every friend she had that enjoyed the band, see if they were around. She knew she couldn’t ask Lennon to drive her home, he was famous.

Lennon! Imogen had to leave as he was in the middle of saying something. She texted back to Destiny, [#6d091a Hi babe. I think I know what happened, I am so sorry. I should have been with you. I would have gone home with you. I will find a way home as soon as the show is over. Do you need me right now? I’ll run home if you need me. Love you, stay safe.]

The second half of the show started now, and Imogen couldn’t get excited without her best friend. She took a seat at the bar, babysitting a cup of water as the music filled her ears. She could barely enjoy the music, but she had nothing else to do. She kept her phone tight in her hand, in case she received any news from Destiny. She had such a pang of guilt in her chest, wishing she could be there for her friend.

As the second half ended, Imogen was getting swept up in the people around her. She pushed her way to the back of the venue, looking around for someone to give her a ride. She made her way to a side door, a man standing in front of her. [b "Only people with backstage passes can enter"] the man said. Momo rolled her eyes, [i [#6d091a “I know that. Can you ask Lennon if he can come out? I need to talk to him.”]] Momo tried her luck. The man laughed, [b “Yeah. Get in line with all the other girls who asked.”]. Momo threw her hands up, [[i [#6d091a “I need to get home to my friend. The one that had the incident during intermission. Please.”]] she pleaded. The guy looked around, turning back to her and looking at her meet and greet pass. [b “There is a meet and greet now, just join the line over there. He should be there.”] he said. The man had no idea that Lennon would not be there, but he tried to be helpful. Imogen thanked him and followed the group into the back. As she made her way back, she saw Lennon off to the side, not where they were headed. As the people around them were preoccupied, she ran over to him. [i [#6d091a “Hey you. Sorry about the earlier. But I am kind of in a rush to head home. My friend got into a situation at intermission. Do you have anyway I can get home?”]] she asked. She might as well shoot her shot, it was her last hope before hitchhiking home.

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Carson sighed as Lennon entered back into the room. [b [#265f2c “I texted you. Guess your hot date ran long, huh?”]] he asked as he began getting ready for his next set. Their guard, Tony, entered their dressing room. [b “Hey, Carson?”] he spoke as Carson looked up to him. He walked over. [b [#265f2c “What’s up? What’s that?”]] Carson said, motioning to the paper towels crumpled in Tony’s hand. Tony handed it to him, [b “A blonde woman asked to give them to you. She was the one in the incident outside.”]. Tony smiled and closed the door behind him.

Carson opened the time but didn’t know what to think. It seemed to be her phone number and an address. She wanted him to come to her house? [b [#265f2c “Lennon, you won’t believe what I just got. Destiny gave me her number and address. She must have left the show.”]] he said. His blood then began to boil, as he realized that she was the one who had gotten slapped. He slammed his hands down on the counter nearby, [b [#265f2c “Damn. She was the one! She got slapped by some fucked up guy in the audience. Fuck.”]] he spoke, his voice raised a bit.

The stage manager mentioned it was time for the second set, and the boys headed out. Carson tried to smile, even though he was so pissed. [b [#265f2c “How are you guys doing? Let’s get to it.”]] he smiled fakely, starting to play their set. He felt as though everything was off, he didn’t see the blonde or the brunette in the crowd of people, it was throwing off everything. Carson tried to calm down until the show was over, but he couldn’t get a grip. He made it through, but it wasn’t his best. Instead of his normal ending where he would talk a bit, he waved quickly and headed off stage.

Carson ran right to his phone after the set, even though he had a meet and greet afterward. He texted the number on the paper towel, [i [b [#265f2c Hi, it’s Carson. This is Destiny, right? I wanted to make sure you were alright, I saw what happened out there. Would you like to meet up somewhere? I could come to you, or you could come to the hotel I’m at? Or I could take you somewhere to eat? It’s up to you.]]] He wasn’t thinking about his bet anymore. Something crazy just happened to her; he would never push anything onto her. The boys would be in town for a few days, as they had another show in the same town the day after next. He hoped she would want to at least meetup, or talk.

Carson grabbed his phone and headed to his meet and greet. He had to go solo, as Lennon worked his way out of it. He would do the same, but he couldn’t do that now that Lennon was out. He made his way over to the room, playing a smile as the group entered. [b [#265f2c “Hey everyone. Did you enjoy the show?”]] he smiled, keeping his phone tight in his hand.
Dark- / SmileBright / 87d ago
[font "times new roman" Des sat on the floor of the bathroom her cheek stinging from the slap. She wanted nothing more than to just leave. She couldn't do that though. Not to Carson, and not to Imogen. Then again she had messaged Imogen telling her that something had come up. She pushed herself up and grabbed some paper towels and pulled her pen out of her pocket. She wrote her name, number, apartment name and number down. She then folded it up and wrote Carson's name on it. She was going to ditch the rest of the show. Something she never did.]

[font "times new roman" She slid the pen back into her pocket and opened the door. She then peered around the corner to make sure no one was there. She then slipped out, and spotted someone standing at the end of the stage doors. She walked up to the man there and he looked down at her. [b "Only people with back stage passes can enter"] he told her. The woman rolled her eyes. [#DB7093 "I know that. I was supposed to meet up with Carson after the show, but something came up.. Will you please give this to him?"] she asked.]

[font "times new roman" The male looked her up and down, and realized she had been the one to get attacked. He took the paper towels and nodded. [b "I'll give it to him before he goes back on stage"] he told her. She nodded her thanks and then hurried out of the building. Imogen was smart enough to get a ride back to the hotel. She slipped her car keys out, and found the parked car. She slid in behind the wheel, started it up and peeled out of the parking lot.]

[font "times new roman" She felt like a really shitty person, but she didn't care. Her cheek was still red, her eyes were red, and she wanted to hide away. It didn't take long to get back to the apartment. She then parked the car, went inside and straight to the room. She hurried and showered, changed into pajama's, and applied some coverup to her red cheek. It worked, and she just hoped it would still work. She bit her lip as she crawled into her bed, curled up on her side, and waited for Imogen to make her way back to the apartment.]

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[font "times new roman" The male watched as she spoke about [i Beautiful Butterfly]. He didn't realize how many people could really understand the lyrics in that song. It was something he had taken his time on. Getting the lyrics right, and changing them over and over until they could finally fit into the hit song it was. He shoved his hands into his pockets and shrugged a bit. [#0075D0 "I'm glad you like the song. It'll forever be my sister's song that's for damn sure"] he said with a small smile.]

[font "times new roman" Thinking about her, and wondering how she was doing made the male pause a moment. That's when he realized Imogen had asked him a question about asking her out here. He pulled one of his hands out of his pocket and rubbed the back of his head. [#0075D0 "Well in all honesty, I've seen the both of you at all of our shows. So it kind of makes me wonder if you both are stalking me and Carson, or the band all together. Not that it's a bad thing, because we adore all the fans and shit. Just something about you drew me in"]]

[font "times new roman" [#0075D0 "I'm not meaning to sound like a dick when I say this, but it's kind of hard to believe that you and your friend haven't lost your jobs, or the fact your bosses give you both the time off to travel like you do. I love the fact you do. But the real reason I asked you out here, is to see if-"] he was all of a sudden cut off when the door flew open again, and a male was pretty much thrown out. That's when Imogen grabbed him and pulled him around the corner. He was kind of confused about what was going on.]

[font "times new roman" When Imogen used him as a shield of sorts, and spoke about how that asshole was her friend's abusive ex, it made his blood boil. He wasn't about to let an abusive prick at his show. He was glad the asshole was thrown out. He turned to Imogen and nodded his head towards the door they had been standing by. [#0075D0 "You go back inside. I'll make sure that asshole doesn't come near you"] was all he said. He then moved towards the other's. One of his stage managers was there as well. He knew nothing would happen. He just hoped that Imogen would make it back inside safely.]

[font "times new roman" He shoved his hands into his pockets, and started talking to the other's asking what was going on. He heard the door open and close, and knew that Imogen was safely back inside. He spent the next ten minutes outside, before he had to excuse himself for the second half of the show. He went inside and found Carson. [#0075D0 "What the fuck happened while I was outside? Ya know what, tell me after the bloody show. We go back on in five minutes"] he said. He grabbed a water bottle, downed it, and hoped that Imogen wouldn't leave as soon as the show was over.]
lιgнт / Onyx- / 95d ago
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/8CHbNHM.jpg]] When she heard someone speaking behind her, she turned and allowed a small smile to rest on her lips. Imogen wanted him to think she was calm and collected, while inside she was screaming. This had been her dream, for Lennon to [i want] to speak to her. He requested her to meet him outside. After he said her name, the two of them were silent. She craved the cigarette he was smoking to dull the silence, but she had quit smoking recently so she didn’t want to fall back into it.

As she opened her mouth to speak, some girls ran outside and started taking pictures with Lennon. She awkwardly stood by, wrapping her arms around her body as she waited. She wasn’t too happy that her time with Lennon was cut short, but she tensed when one of the girls ended up kissing him. She wished that was her, but she knew she didn’t have the confidence that woman had to kiss him like that.

After he left, he spoke to her again. She looked up to him, biting the inside of her cheek. [i [#6d091a “Oh, yeah. It’s okay.”]] she said. She was planning on asking him why he called her outside, but then a second question was asked. Her face started to heat up, but she was happy she had the cover of darkness to hide her face. [i [#6d091a “Initially, my older brother was listening to you guys. He had your ep and your first album he used to blast in his room when he lived at home. Your music grew on Destiny and I, as we were attached at the hip most of our lives. So, technically, I’ve been a fan since the beginning. My brother always says that when he listens to Beautiful Butterfly, he can’t help but think of me.”]] she began by the answer but then began to trail off about her brother. She missed her brother more than anything, as he was off following his dreams.

[i [#6d091a “So…”]] Momo started, trying to keep her calm nature, even though she was still freaking out on the inside. [i [#6d091a “Did you call me out just to ask about how I became your fan, or is there more to this meetup?”]] she said, a smirk on her lips and placing her hand in her back pocket.

Momo could help but take in Lennon’s whole person. His build was strong, his facial features were sharp. His tattoos were just as perfect up close as they were from the floor. Meeting him alone was different than meet and greets, as here he seemed unsure of what to say, yet he seemed confident when meeting other fans. What was different about meeting just one outside? Was he aware that she and Destiny had basically followed them around the country? This was their favorite band, the songs they cried to when they were sad, and the songs they listened to through all their exciting news as well. Sleeping Secrets had become the soundtrack of the girl’s lives.

Imogen felt her pocket buzz, knowing it was probably Destiny, she would look at it when she went back inside. [i [#6d091a “But, in all seriousness, you’re music has helped me in so many ways. Destiny and I, so thank you for creating such beautiful music.”]] Imogen flashed a smile toward him after complimenting his music, running a hand through he now wind-swept hair.

Imogen looked to the side, as the man was pushed out of the venue. There was yelling and she squinted her eyes to see what was happening. She knew that man, and her eyes widened. That was Destiny’s abusive ex-boyfriend. [i [#6d091a “Lennon, I need to hide. Come this way.”]] she spoke, grabbing his arm, pulling his behind the corner of the building, looking around the corner. As they made their way around the corner, she looked around as Jimmy paced around the front of the building. [i [#6d091a “Shit, that’s my friend's abusive ex. What the fuck is he doing here?”]] she said. As she saw him look over toward her, she pulled Lennon in front of her, shielding her from Jimmy’s view. [i [#6d091a “Fuck, I hope Destiny’s okay.”]] she said, her mind completely forgetting the text she received earlier.

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Carson groaned when he was reminded of the second meet and greet that would take place after the show. And he was a bit annoyed that Lennon bowed out of intermission to meet up with a girl. This was usually their time to adjust anything they needed to, based on crowd response, also he was a good company for the time. He sighed, taking another sip of water as he exited their dressing room. He had nothing to keep him busy, considering his best friend went to meet a girl and he had no girl of his own to come backstage during intermission. He loved it when he stopped in towns where old friends would come visit them, but he wished he could have a girlfriend who could also come see his shows.

Carson would love to have a girlfriend but he never wanted to leave someone for his tours and not be around. He had a couple of flings on the offseason of the tour, but they never really lasted. They couldn't handle the constant marriage proposals and being in the limelight of being his girlfriend. He wished he could find someone who liked the real him, the Carson that he was off stage. He ended up striking up a conversation with his manager and the tour designer, discussing the next few stops they had coming up.

As they were just about to finish up their conversation, Carson could hear some commotion that began going on in the stage area. He excused himself, heading on stage, and it seemed for the first time, he really wasn’t where the attention was headed. He saw a man slap a woman across the face, his blood boiling. What man in his right mind would ever hit a woman like that?

Carson held himself back, he wanted to go over there, and punch the lights out of that man until he couldn’t move, but some others had the same idea, kicking him out the venue. He saw a blonde woman running in the opposite direction, hoping it wasn’t the beautiful woman he had met earlier. No one deserved to be attacked, especially at a place where he wanted everyone to be themselves and feel safe.

Carson sent a text to Lennon, just so he was aware of the whole situation happening inside, as he was still preoccupied with his ‘girl’ outside. [i [b [#265f2c Dude, a girl just got attacked by some maniac inside. He just got escorted out, but make sure whoever you're with is safe, he has no problem hitting a woman.]]]. He hit send, heading back to his manager. He explained calmly about the situation happening so that he could go handle the situation on the floor. People around were probably rattled about what just happened, so he could be crowd control.

Carson paced in his dressing room, worried about the girl. He didn’t even know who he was but was still concerned about her wellbeing. He wanted to ask one of his female producers to check in on her, as he saw her enter the bathroom, but he didn’t want to freak her out either. He, of course, would check in with Destiny when he met up with her to make sure she was safe during this whole ordeal. He started tapping his foot, looking at his watch. Lennon was running late, they had to head on in only 5 minutes. Now he was worried about the woman, and he hoped his friend didn’t run away with this girl already.
Dark- / SmileBright / 105d ago
[font "times new roman" Destiny shook her head lightly. [#DB7093 "Honey you aren't going to mess anything up. If anything he should be the one to worry about fucking something up. You have nothing to worry about at all"] she said with a warm smile. She was kind of jealous that Imogen was seeing Lennon before the show was even over. She pushed those feelings aside though. She would be seeing Carson in a while anyway. She couldn't really blame Imogen for being nervous. Hell she was nervous as well. Which wasn't something she was used too period. She bit her lip as the lights dimmed, and the concert started.]

[font "times new roman" She started moving to the beat, singing along to all of the lyrics, and grabbing Imogen a couple of times and the two went down together. As the last song of the first set died out, she was breathing hard. She looked at the woman and grinned. [#DB7093 "Go get your man!"] she said pushing her towards the exit. She was then left alone. Her heart was hammering inside of her chest, as she made her way out of the room. She went to one of the stands and bought a couple of water bottles. She opened the first one and downed it pretty quick. It was hot after all.]

[font "times new roman" She threw the empty water bottle away, and then opened the other one. This time she sipped at it. That's when she felt someone tap her on the shoulder and she looked over her shoulder at the male there. He was pretty good looking, and he looked really nervous. She broke out into a small smile. [#DB7093 "Can I help you?"] she asked him. The way he was standing there looking at her made her slightly nervous. [b "I just wanted you to know how stunning you look"] he breathed out. That voice, she knew that voice, and her blood ran cold.]

[font "times new roman" [#DB7093 "Jimmy.."] she breathed out. The male broke out into a smile. [b "So you do remember me"] he said. She wanted nothing more than to run out of the room, and away from Jimmy all together. How the hell did he even find her? Her heart was hammering inside of her chest, but she kept her cool the best she could. She wrapped her fingers around the water bottle, as her eyes darted around looking for an exit. [b "What? You aren't even going to hug me, or even say hello?"] he asked her looking a bit hurt. She shook her head lightly as she started to back up. He then grabbed her.]

[font "times new roman" [b "You aren't going anywhere, not this time Des. You belong with me, and you know that"] he hissed. She shook her head as she locked her eyes on his. [#DB7093 "Jimmy please, let me go.. You and I broke up three fucking years ago! You know why I had to leave you"] she breathed. The male tightened his grip on her, and pulled her against him. [b "You aren't going anywhere Des. Not this time. I'm a changed man. Let me prove it to you. Give me one more chance"] he nearly pleaded with her. She shook her head and tried to get out of his grasp.]

[font "times new roman" [#DB7093 "If you don't let me go, I will fucking scream"] she hissed. [b "You won't. You are coming with me, and that little friend of your's can suck it"] he told her. He then started pulling her to one of the exit doors. That's when she let out a blood chilling scream at the top of her lungs. That made the male let her go, and he rounded on her just then, and slapped her across the face to shut her up. She was finally free. She turned and ran into the crowd of people. Some of them had seen the male hit her too. A couple of the men grabbed him and started fighting. The blonde on the other hand didn't care.]

[font "times new roman" She found a bathroom, threw the door open, and slammed it shut. She locked the door behind her, and slid down onto the floor. She wrapped her arms around her knees, pulled them to her chest and let the tears fall. Her cheek was stinging, and knew she had a pretty nice bruise there already. Her heart was hammering, and she could hear the people outside yelling, and telling Jimmy to leave before the cops were called. Her worst nightmare was back, and she was all of a sudden back to the same place she had been three years ago with him.]

[font "times new roman" She pulled her phone out and sent Imogen a message. [#DB7093 [i I'll see you at the end of the night. I had to leave, something came up. I promise I'll come and find you when I can.]] She then hit send, put her head on her knees and sobbed. She would stay in this bathroom till the end of the night, she wasn't going to move at all.]

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[font "times new roman" Lennon smirked lightly as he looked towards Carson. [#0075D0 "I don't know about you, but I'll be seeing my girl here in a little bit. I'm not gonna wait till the end of the night. You'll have to do the second meet and greet with Rocky this go round"] he said with a smirk. He grabbed a water bottle and made his way out of the building. The cool night air hit his skin, and it made him shiver a bit. He wasn't expecting it to be that cool out here, but it was. He unscrewed the cap on the water bottle, took a swig and replaced it. That's when he saw Imogen standing there.]

[font "times new roman" Seeing her made his heart skip a beat. She looked so beautiful, and he honestly didn't know what to do or say. What was he supposed to say to her anyway? That he knew her and her friend were stalking them pretty much? He didn't know how they could take so much time off work, and come to all of their shows, and following them around the country. He didn't mind it though. He'd been wanting to get her alone for awhile now. Now that he had that chance, he was about to clam up. Something he never did.]

[font "times new roman" He took a breath and walked over to her. [#0075D0 "You must be Imogen"] he said lightly. He broke out into a small smile, as he walked up beside her. He pulled out his pack of smokes, placed one between his lips, and then pulled out his lighter. He then lit it, took a drag, let the smoke linger there for a moment and then blew it out. The silence was kind of awkward, and he didn't like it. He could hear the fans inside going wild, and a lot of people were talking loudly. A couple of them came out the back door, spotted him and came up to him asking for pictures. He nodded lightly letting them.]

[font "times new roman" He made sure his cig was still lit though the whole time. A couple girls came up to him and stood right under his arms, he smiled as he wrapped his arms around their shoulder's. One of them was bold enough to grab his face, and kiss him full on the mouth. It took him by surprise, but it wasn't bad. He had to admit, the kiss was amazing. When the fangirls went back inside scrolling through the pictures they took he shook his head. He then moved back to Imogen. [#0075D0 "Sorry about that. Kinda have to please them ya know?"] he said with a small chuckle.]

[font "times new roman" He then took another drag and blew the smoke out. [#0075D0 "So, answer me this. How long have you and your friend been following the band? Meaning in general. Like how did you come to find out about us and what not"] he said lightly. He then placed the smoke back between his lips, and leaned against the wall waiting for her to reply. He wouldn't have much more time to wait around, cause it was getting closer to the second half of the show.]
lιgнт / Onyx- / 110d ago
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/8CHbNHM.jpg]] Imogen couldn’t help but smile the whole time she talked with the band. This had been a dream of hers to be up close and personal with the band, and now it was happening. Imogen had been watching and she had locked eyes with Lennon more than once, which sent the butterflies in her stomach into overdrive. Once he started talking about his sister though, Imogen’s smile softened a bit. She loved the song Beautiful Butterfly, her brother had mentioned that he listened to that song when he missed her, which meant a lot to her. To know he was close to his sibling as she was, it melted her heart just a bit more.

As they were leaving, she felt something slide into her hand as Lennon’s hand brushed against hers. A small tingle went up her arm before she even looked at the note that was now in her hand. She took one last look towards Lennon, who smiled towards her, before he left. She opened the note, and almost screamed. She screamed mentally before being led out and pulled aside by Destiny, who began speaking about her Carson interaction and how he wanted to speak afterwards. [i [#6d091a “Oo.”]] the woman joked to her friend. Imogen held up her small note toward her friend, her feet doing a small happy dance. [i [#6d091a “He wants to meet me at intermission! I can’t believe it! This is happening!”]] she smiled, taking the woman’s arm as well.

The feeling of anticipation had overtaken Imogen at this point. She was downright giddy, and she couldn’t wipe the stupid smile off her face. She wondered what he wanted to talk to her about, and she couldn’t help but let all the possibilities run through her brain. As the continued to wait for the show to start, she turned to her friend, [i [#6d091a “Hey Destiny, I’m so nervous. What should I do? What should I say? I feel like I am just going to mess up everything.”]] Imogen said, as they found their spot on the floor of the venue to see the concert. They were pretty close up to the front, which meant she’d be able to watch Lennon as he worked his musical magic.

As the rest of people around the filled in, the friends knew the show would be starting soon. They both had something to look forward to at this point, and she knew that neither of them were as concentrated on the concert as the thought they would be. But, she still wanted to enjoy herself. She let herself relax about the meeting, and saw as the lights lowered. The band walked out, the crowd around her roared. Imogen threw her hands up, and let out a ‘WHOO!’ and let herself get lost in the music. She sang, well screamed, along and jumped around with Destiny as much as she could without losing her voice.

Soon, after the first set of songs, they explained they would be taking an intermission and would be back out soon. As Imogen heard this, she turned toward her friend, taking her hands. [i [#6d091a “Wish me luck! I’ll tell you everything when I get back.”]] She smiled brightly to her friend. She wormed her way out of the crowd, showing her ticket to the doorman, so she would easily be able to get back in after meeting with Lennon. She found a spot in the back, and looked down at the ground, waiting for Lennon to show up. She hoped it wasn’t just some joke, that he would actually show up.

Imogen took the time she waited to calm herself down. She wanted to make sure she was cool and calm when speaking with him. She didn’t want to seem like such a crazed fan, but just like they were normal people. She remembered the small glimpse into him she got when he spoke of his sister, and just used that to remember he was just as normal as she was. Her butterflies in her stomach were going wild, and she ran her hand through her hair. She looked around, hoping to see the male soon.

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Carson shot a confused look toward his friend, why would he be gone during intermission? [b [#265f2c “Alright, just don’t do anything too stupid.”]] he replied, finishing fixing his hair in the mirror. He took this time to double check and tune his guitars. He liked to have a few different guitars to switch between for different songs. He made sure they were all ready for their first set of songs. He finished them up, and one of the crew members took the rack away to set them up so they would be easily accessible from his spot on stage. The boys had always split the stage, neither of them standing in the middle because they were equals in this. Carson would never let one of them be ‘the lead’, this was [i their thing] together.

Carson got changed quickly, really ready to start their first set. As they waited backstage, they could hear the roars of the fans as the lights lowered. As Lennon smiled towards him, they headed on stage, the roars louder than before. Carson easily found Destiny in the crowd, and winked in her direction. [b [#265f2c “Hey, how are you all tonight?”]] Carson spoke, the crowd roaring once again. The crowd even had small outbursts of “I love you’s” that followed the end of the loud cries of the crowd. He turned toward his friend, a smile forming on his lips. [b [#265f2c “Let’s get this party started!”]] he said, grabbing his first guitar and motioning to Lennon that it was time to start.

The first set the played when over very well with the crowd. He could see they were all having a good time, which is why he did what he did. He played music because he loved it, but also because of the way it made others feel. The amount of times people had said their music helped them, that was something that pushed him to keep creating. Something hit him, when Destiny told them that their music had saved her many times. Hearing something like that made him attracted to her even more than he already was. But, now he had to figure out what he was even going to say to her afterwards. He couldn’t just ask her to go back to his hotel, but he did just want to get to know her. He could buy her a drink, that would only be a start.

As intermission time came, they waved, leaving to their dressing room for the break in their set. [b [#265f2c “So, where are you going? Have a hot date?”]] he laughed, throwing a handful of nuts from a bowl in front of him into his mouth. He grabbed a water in front of him, taking a swig of it. [b [#265f2c “Well, whatever it is, don’t be late.”]] he joked, a smirk resting on his lips.
Dark- / SmileBright / 119d ago
[font "times new roman" The meet and greet was going amazing well. At least in her mind it was. Watching as the two men came into the room after their manager made the woman's heart skip a beat. Seeing Carson and Lennon in the same room, talking to them, was like a dream come true so to speak. When Carson directed a question to her, she cocked her head to the side, thinking about it. Did she really have a favorite song of theirs? She bit the inside of her cheek lightly before speaking. [#DB7093 "I don't have a favorite to be honest, all of them have different meanings"]]

[font "times new roman" [#DB7093 "If I had to choose it would have to be Night Like This. But in all honesty your music has saved my life more than once. I can't just pick one song and declare it as a favorite"] she said lightly. She then remembered there were two other girls in the room as well, and she let them talk to the men as well. She didn't like that feeling, but knowing that Carson kept looking towards her, told her something. She wasn't about to read into it too much though. She knew they were busy, and pretty soon it was time for the men to get on stage. The one place she loved seeing Carson and Lennon.]

[font "times new roman" As their manager wrapped everything up, she was surprised when Carson stopped long enough to tell her not to leave after the concert. Her heart seemed to skip a beat at that. Was this really going to happen tonight? She watched as he left, and then turned to Imogen and raised a 'brow slightly. She waited until the other two were out of the room, and out of ear shot as well, before she grabbed her best friend by the arm. [#DB7093 "Carson told me not to leave after the concert. He has a meet and greet afterwards, but he wants to talk"] she said with a grin.]

[font "times new roman" She wasn't going to get her hopes up, but she hoped that Imogen had just enough luck as she did. She let the woman's arm go before she turned and headed to the door. Things were slowly going the way she had hoped. She just didn't want to get her hopes up, but maybe she would get the best lay of her life tonight anyway. Even if they didn't end up in bed together, at least she'd have some one on one time with Carson. Something she's dreamed about for years.]

[font "times new roman" She was pretty much walking on cloud nine. She didn't know if she would be able to focus on the concert they were at, but did she want to focus on that? Or did she want to focus on other things? She bit her lip lightly as she wrapped her arms around herself, made her way into the concert hall, and waited for the concert to get over and done with. She couldn't wait to see what the male wanted to talk to her about.]

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[font "times new roman" Lennon let Carson do most of the talking, his eyes moved to Imogen, and wouldn't leave. She was beautiful up close and personal. He knew he could woo her into bed, and the fact that he had a bet with Carson, made it that much easier. He wanted to upstage the other so bad, that he didn't realize he had asked him a question. [#0075D0 "Sorry got distracted. With four beautiful ladies in the same room, how can you not?"] he said with a small smile. He was mostly talking about Imogen, but he didn't want to leave the other's out.]

[font "times new roman" When Carson repeated his question he shrugged a bit. [#0075D0 "I don't think I have one. I mean all of them are amazing, and Night Like This has been playing over and over in my head, but if I had to choose one, it would have to be One Night Stand, or Beautiful Butterfly. Beautiful Butterfly was written about my sister though, so I guess you can say I'm biased when it comes to that song"] he said with a smirk. It was one of the more mellow songs he had written, but it was still a beautiful song. At least to him it was.]

[font "times new roman" As it was wrapping up, he took one last look at Imogen, and pulled out a piece of paper from his pocket. He wrote a little note and when he passed, he slipped it into her hand. He smiled at her, and then was rushed out the door. The note read. [#0075D0 [i Meet me out the back at intermission.]] It was all it said. He didn't know if he would be able to still go through with it, but at least he had passed his note along. There was something about that woman that was drawing him.]

[font "times new roman" He shook his head and looked at Carson when he said he talked to the blonde. [#0075D0 "Good, I'm glad you did. I know I'm gonna be MIA at intermission though, at least for a good fifteen minutes or so. Just make sure no one goes looking for me"] he said. He went back to the dressing room, changed and got ready to go on stage. Pretty soon he had a microphone in his hand, and he could hear a lot of screams from back stage. He had opted out of another meet and greet, and let Carson have his moment. He looked at the other male, smiled and walked on stage. He couldn't wait for it to be over.]
lιgнт / Onyx- / 120d ago
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/8CHbNHM.jpg]] Imogen and Destiny made their way to the House of Music, jamming to the band’s music the whole way there. They scouted out the door they knew they could get through and easily made their way in. This was not their first rodeo. They were able to find the meet and greet head, showing him their ‘passes’ and he, of course, completely believed them. The guy in charge of the meet and greet Imogen recognized as their manager, the ladies had bumped into him more than once trying to sneak backstage. As they waited for the boys to come out to meet them, Imogen’s stomach began to fill with butterflies. The girls had been to every concert of these boys for the last couple of years, but this was the first time they’d actually talk to them. Imogen had only dreamed of this moment, but now it was coming true.

The Sleeping Secrets manager led them into a room, and let them know the details of the meet and greet. There were only four girls, Imogen and Destiny, and two other girls. They seemed nice enough, introducing themselves as Allie and Samantha once the manager went to get the band. The other girls said this was their first concert and were very excited, to which Imogen tried giving them some tips about how to get to the front faster, and how to not get hurt if they were planning on crowd surfing. The door handle shook a little bit, and Imogen’s breath was caught in her mouth as the door opened.

Imogen’s eyes locked with Lennon as soon as he walked out of the door. She couldn’t help but let a small smile rest on her lips as both Lennon and Carson entered the room they had been put into. The woman’s eyes darted to her lap, all of a sudden she was nervous. When Lennon spoke though, her eyes darted up. As soon as her eyes went to Lennon, she noticed he was also looking at her as well. They headed towards her and Destiny first, and even though Imogen liked the two, she enjoyed that the men headed toward them first.

Before they met the boys, Imogen had played her entire interaction and what she wanted to say. How she wanted to introduce herself and questions she wanted to ask, but they all left her mind when the band entered the room. As Lennon looked at her, her cheeks flushed a light pink color, and she knew she had to say something. [i [#6d091a “Hi. I’m Imogen, some people call me Momo, though. Oh, and this is my best friend Destiny. We are your biggest fans, we see all your concerts. We travel and everything.”]] Momo smiled, running her hand through her hair. [i [#6d091a “What's your favorite song you’ve written?”]] she blurted out after. She was a bit embarrassed at her introduction, but it already left her lips. Her arms were wrapped around her own waist, lightly biting her lower lip.

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Carson smiled, he was happy for Lennon’s little sister. She was cute, but the two boys were so close that he couldn’t imagine dating the girl. They had kissed years ago, but Lennon had never found out because his sister was nervous to tell him. As he brought himself back to the present conversation. Carson laughed at his friend’s comment. [b [#265f2c “You are 100% correct, I’ll talk to Jeff about getting another room”]]. Just then, they were led into the meet and greet room to meet their guests.

Carson smirked as they entered the room where the meet and greet was held. When he entered, he saw the blonde and her friend he had seen many many times. She was even more beautiful closeup. It was clear her friend was nervous, as she openly introduced her friend, as Lennon had done for him. As the brunette, Imogen asked the first question he looked over to Lennon. [b [#265f2c “Huh? My favorite one is probably ‘Night Like This.’ What about you, bro?]] Carson answered, his eyes redirected toward the blonde, Destiny. [b [#265f2c “What’s your favorite song Destiny?”]] Carson asked the women in front of him, flashing a smile toward her, waiting for her to answer.

Carson was able to act cool and collected when he was nervous on the inside. He also had more confidence whenever he was with Lennon, which was probably the whole reason he was able to sing and play guitar in front of anyone. Carson was not as cool as he seemed now when they were kids. He didn’t have a ton of friends, and was a bit of a loner, except for Lennon. They were basically brothers at this point, and he brought out something different in him.

Carson looked over to the other two girls and knew they couldn’t just ignore the other girls. He didn’t really want to leave Destiny’s side, but he didn’t want to seem rude. He moved a bit, over to the other two, asking them to introduce themselves and about any questions they had. As the meet and greet continued, the six of them began talking altogether about any questions the girls may have. As their manager mentioned that they needed to wrap up, they started to finish up and take any pictures the girl wanted.

As he passed Destiny, he said to her, a bit quieter than normal, [b [#265f2c “I have a meet and greet after the show, but don’t leave. Let’s talk a bit later.”]] he said, winking at the beautiful blonde girl.

As they finished up with the women, their manager popped his head in the room. [b [+blue “Hello! I hope you all had a great time! It’s time for the boys to get ready before the concert starts up. You all will have first access to the floor before anyone else, so lucky for you! Lennon and Carson, say goodbye and head off to your dressing room. The rest of you can follow me to the floor.”]] their manager spoke. The male duo said goodbye to the meet and greet, Carson, winking toward Destiny as she left as well.

When the band made their way to their dressing room, Carson plopped down onto the couch. [b [#265f2c “ I tried flirting. I hope she took it as flirting and not as just being nice. I’ll have to do better after the show.”]] he said, messing with his hair with his hand.
Dark- / SmileBright / 127d ago
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[font "times new roman" The moment that Imogen was in the car, she told her about Red Heat Tavern, and she cocked her head slightly to the side. She'd never heard of the place, but she was more than willing to try it. As she drove she let the other do most of the talking, and when they pulled into the parking lot she shut the car off, and climbed out. She linked her arm with the other's, and the two walked into the building. The smells hit her all at once, and her heart skipped a beat. This was the perfect place to go. A waitress came over and took them to a table, and they were handed menus.]

[font "times new roman" She nodded her thanks to the woman and opened the menu. Everything looked so good, and she wondered if they were all spicy. She wasn't in the mood for spice, and nothing with a strong smell. She was planning on getting laid that night. Either by Carson, or some stranger. That's when Imogen brought up the plans for the night. She was about to speak when the waitress came back to take their orders. [#DB7093 "I'll take the grilled chicken pasta, nothing too spicy please"] she said. The waitress took down Imogen's order as well, and took their menus and walked off.]

[font "times new roman" She then turned her eyes to her best friend and smirked a bit. [#DB7093 "Honestly, I feel like if we can talk to the men, then maybe we could have some sort of in. I don't know for sure though. I mean it would be nice to get laid. Haven't had a good lay in a while, but at the same time I don't know if it'll be worth it. Like would it be worth letting a famous person please me for the night? Because they will be gone the next day, and I just I don't know"] she admitted. She wanted to talk to Carson, get to know him, maybe get him into bed. She just wouldn't force it.]

[font "times new roman" Soon their food was there, and she nodded at the waitress then turned to her food. [#DB7093 "Whatever happens, happens I suppose. I'm not going to hold my breath, but at the same time I'm going too. Maybe something good will come of it. I just know that when they leave, we will be following them"] she said as she cut into the chicken and took a bit. The taste was amazing, and she couldn't wait to dig in more. She let the silence wash over them, and pretty soon they were getting [i to-go] boxes. She packed up the rest of her food and stood. She left a good tip for their waitress as well.]

[font "times new roman" [#DB7093 "Let's get going. I don't wanna miss our meet and greet with the boys"] she said with a grin. Soon they were back in the car, and heading towards the concert. Her heart was hammering inside of her chest the whole time. Hopefully things would work in her favor for once.]

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[font "times new roman" [#0075D0 "I know, she had the biggest crush on you for the longest time too. I don't know if it's cause we were just starting out, or if it's because you took her under your wing, and you are my best friend. Doesn't matter though, I just know when she calls, I'm booking it back home"] he said as he took a bite of the burger in front of him. He was kind of nervous for his sister though. He wanted nothing but the best for her, but there were times he thought Carson would end up with her. It would have been interesting to see to say the least.]

[font "times new roman" He didn't know what had stopped his best friend from bedding his sister. Was it because the two men were so close? Or was it because Carson knew it wasn't going to work out? The male shook his head lightly as he realized that his hand was still held out towards Carson, and he had agreed to the challenge. A smirk passed over his lips. [#0075D0 "Honestly I think we should get different rooms if we take them back to the hotel. I don't want to hear you banging the blonde, and I'm sure you don't want to hear me banging her friend"] he said with a grin.]

[font "times new roman" They both finished their meals, and then were heading to the building where the concert was being held. He took some time to get cleaned up, and then he looked towards their manager. [b "Alright guys, your meet and greet's are here. Make sure you treat them with respect. You have four women, and then after the concert you have four more women meeting you as well"] the other male said. Lennon looked towards his friend and smirked. [#0075D0 "I was born ready"] he admitted. He then bowed his head, and made his way into the hallway.]

[font "times new roman" There were screams of the fans, and he lifted his hand and waved at them. The four women they were meeting first were already in the room, and Lennon slipped inside and to a chair. That's when his eyes landed on the woman he's seen more than once. Her blonde friend was there too. His heart seemed to skip a beat. When Carson walked into the room shortly after, he nodded his head towards the first two. As if to tell him, they were lucky bastards. They had been talking about them, and all of sudden there they were.]

[font "times new roman" It was kind of weird in a way. Their manager walked into the room just then. [b "Alright ladies, you have about fifteen minutes with Lennon and Carson. Then we have to get the concert underway. Just don't take up too much time"] he said. He then moved to the side, letting Lennon and Carson take the floor. [#0075D0 "Well, I'm Lennon as you all know, and this is my best friend Carson. If you guys have any questions shoot them our way, and we will answer them the best we can"] he said with a warm smile locking eyes on the brown headed woman before him.]
lιgнт / Onyx- / 135d ago
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/8CHbNHM.jpg]] Momo laughed as her friend called her, following behind her. The girl jumped into the other girl’s Toyota, buckling her seatbelt. She crossed one leg over the other, turning toward her friend. [i [#6d091a “Oh, yeah. There’s this new place on Spring Street. It’s called Red Heat Tavern, and I’ve heard it’s really good.”]] she said. She told the girl the directions and made their way inside. They found a booth they could slide into, taking menus the waitress gave them. Imogen scanned the menu, finding a pasta dish that sounded amazing right now. She set her menu off to the side, ordered a soda when the waitress came.

[i [#6d091a “Sooo, what is your goal for tonight? I mean, obviously we are going for the music but anything else? I wanna see if I can talk to Lennon, damn if he’d take me home.”]] she smirked. Imogen knew that was a long shot, considering he was this big star and he had beautiful women who threw themselves at him all the time. But she wanted to really get to know him, but was he even looking for something like that? Of course, sleeping with him would be a dream but she eventually wanted to settle down. She was like a little kid who had dreams of marrying a famous person, but she was too old for that shit. She had to just talk to him, see what happens. [i [#6d091a “I know he could find so much better but, fuck it. Why not try! You should shoot your shot with Carson! You’re so fucking hot, he’d be stupid not to talk to you!”]] she responded.

Imogen was so lucky to have a friend like Destiny. Attached at the hip, and would do anything for the other. If Destiny liked a boy, but Imogen also liked him, she would always let her friend have him. Half the people they met assumed the two were together the way they acted. They both had their eyes on their respective band members, they didn’t have enough space to like each other. They say opposites attract, and that’s what the two girls are. They have similar qualities, but also are so different on so many levels.

The two girls ordered and their food came out quickly. [i [#6d091a “Honestly, I can’t wait to get there and start drinking. I haven’t been this excited since the last concert we went to!”]] the girl spoke, her feet tapping underneath the table. She twirled some pasta onto her fork, shoving the food into her mouth. She chewed quickly, and ran a hand through her hair. [i [#6d091a “Oh my god, I forgot. How was work last night, you came in pretty late? I hope it wasn’t too bad.”]] she spoke, grabbing more food onto her fork.

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Carson lifted his head when his friend spoke. [b [#265f2c “Marriage! Wow, that’s awesome dude. Man, in my head she's still a six year old who keeps stealing my guitar picks.”]] he laughed. Carson and Lennon started their band when they were young kids, and they were terrible. It was mostly small concerts for their own families, but they wanted it so bad. They practiced constantly, working really hard to get where they wanted to be. After a while of grinding, they finally made it. They started getting record labels calling, tours starting. It had always been Carson’s dream to be a professional musician, and it finally happened. And with his best friend.

Carson laughed when his friend spoke. [b [#265f2c “Lennon, you’re all talk. That blonde will be in my bed before the night is over, I swear.”]] he spoke, taking a bite of a fry off his plate. The male really wasn’t just planning on sleeping with her, he wanted to talk and get to know her. He had seen her in the crowd so many times, he often would get distracted during the show looking for her and her friend. Just knowing she was out there was enough to work his ass off on stage. He didn’t know why he cared so much, it was like she was his motivation, but he didn’t even know her name. He wasn’t the kind of guy to bring girls back, he really didn’t have a lot of experience with women. He wanted to build the confidence he needed to be able to do that, and that beautiful blonde was his in.

[b [#265f2c “Anything I want, huh?”]] Carson smirked. He rubbed his chin before taking his friend's hand. [b [#265f2c “You got a fucking deal.”]] he laughed, shaking his hand. He didn’t even want to think about having that girl all to himself all night, he’d do things to her she’s never even imagined. He dropped his hand before taking a bit of his burger. The greasy food was helping the man sober up from the night of drinking before. [b [#265f2c “Lennon, why did you let me drink so much last night? I was so fucked up.”]] he spoke. When a bar calls you to bring in business and gives you free bottle service all night, you don’t usually say no. He had no idea how Lennon was able to pass that up.

The boys finished up their food, and Carson started feeling much better. The medicine kicked in, he was caffeinated and the greasy food began to do it’s thing. The male noticed the time, and realized they needed to get to their venue. It was almost time for sound check, and they needed to be around for those with meet & greet tickets as well. Carson grabbed the check, paying for their meals and giving the girl a nice tip. He made sure he always paid for food workers well, as he knew how rough food service was when he did it at sixteen. He needed the job to pay for his band expenses, and now he could pay it forward.
Carson and Lennon made their way into the venue, House of Music. Carson was feeling good, ready to have a good night. He made his way into the dressing room, making sure to fix his hair. He put some gel and putty in his hair, that way he knew it would last throughout the night. He made sure he looked good, smelled good and sounded good. He sat down on the couch they had in their dressing room and started to tune his guitar. Their manager, John, entered the room. [b [+blue “Hey boys. You’re meet and greets are here. Very excited.”]] he spoke, laughing after he finished his line. Carson looked toward his best friend, [b [#265f2c “You ready?”]] he asked. He was ready as he could be.
Dark- / SmileBright / 128d ago
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[font "times new roman" Destiny nodded lightly when Imogen mentioned leaving around 4 that afternoon. It was a little after nine in the morning so she would have quite awhile to catch up on some sleep. She made sure to set her alarm for about 1 so that way she could get up, take a shower and get ready to go. She loved the girl to death, but sometimes she wished she would keep her mouth shut, and not wake her up so early in the morning. The woman snuggled down under the blankets, let her eyes drift closed and soon enough she was back asleep.]

[font "times new roman" It didn't feel long enough, but her alarm was going off and she groaned lightly as her hand snaked out and shut the annoying buzzing off. She snuggled down for a little longer, but then remembered that she had to get her ass moving. She slipped out of bed, and went to the dresser. She pulled out a pair of clean panties, and bra set. She then went to the bathroom that was joined to her room. She knew Imogen had her own bathroom as well, so that way neither one of them bugged the other. She set her clean items on the counter and started the water.]

[font "times new roman" She stripped out of her sleeping clothes, threw them into the hamper and stepped into the shower. She tilted her head back letting the cool water wake her up even more. Tonight was going to be interesting. She was debating on taking something skimpy in her bag just in case she ended up getting laid that night. The thought of it excited her more than anything. She tilted her head back and hurried in the shower. She took her time washing her hair and body. About twenty minutes later she shut the water off, and climbed out.]

[font "times new roman" She grabbed a towel, wrapped it around herself and walked over to the mirror. She took the time to brush her teeth, and styled her hair just the way she wanted. She then dried herself off, and slid into the panties and bra set. She then hung the towel up, made her way to the bedroom and opened the door. She went to her closet and found a pair of black leggings, and her white [i Sleeping Secrets] t-shirt. She pulled them both off the hangers and tossed them onto the bed. She turned on her boom box, and turned the volume up.]

[font "times new roman" As she was getting ready she danced around her room, letting the male's voices fill her head. It took her another hour to do her makeup, and get dressed. She sat on the edge of her bed, and pulled her sneakers onto her feet. She sprayed herself with her favorite Victoria's Secret perfume and she was ready to go. She grabbed the back stage passes, along with her wallet, phone, apartment keys, and car keys. She then made her way out of the room and spotted Imogen and grinned. [#DB7093 "Let's go bitch!"] she said with a laugh. She then walked out of the apartment.]

[font "times new roman" She made her way to her Toyota unlocked it, and started it up. She waited for Imogen to get into the car, and then they were off. [#DB7093 "Where are we going for food? I'm starving"] she said lightly. She went the direction that Imogen said. She was getting more and more excited for the night ahead.]

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[font "times new roman" Walking into Rocket's seemed to bring back memories for the male. The small joint had so many different things going on at once, that he couldn't take it all in at once. The two took a booth and he looked the menu over. He spotted a grilled chicken sandwich and he jumped at the chance for it. As Carson spoke he rolled his eyes, and smirked lightly. Yes he had been really happy awhile ago. Hell he still was. He put the challenge aside for now and talked about his sister instead. He couldn't keep it to himself much longer.]

[font "times new roman" [#0075D0 "I got a text message from my sister Shayla while you were in the shower, so I called her. Dude my sister is getting married. So whenever she tells me the wedding is, I have to bounce for awhile until it's all over and done with"] he said lightly. The waitress came over and took their orders. He didn't like the fact that she was so jumpy either. He rolled his eyes and then turned to his attention to Carson once more. Then he remembered about the challenge he brought up. He leaned his elbows onto the table.]

[font "times new roman" He was about to speak when the waitress came with their orders. He thanked the jumpy waitress and then turned back to Carson. [#0075D0 "Dude, I can tell you right now I can bed a woman faster than you can. If you beat me to it, then you will get whatever your heart desires. I mean that too. If you can get that blonde you've been talking about back to the hotel, and into your bed, and you please her in ways no other man has, you'll win"] he said lightly. He knew it was really shitty of them to talk about women like that, but it was a challenge after all.]

[font "times new roman" He leaned back into the booth, cocked his head to the side and took a bite of his sandwich. He chewed then held his hand out towards his best friend. [#0075D0 "What do ya say? Do we have a deal?"] he asked the male. He smirked lightly waiting for the deal to be set. He knew he could beat Carson, but he wanted too if Carson had what it took to woo a woman back to the hotel, and into bed. Tonight was going to be interesting.]
lιgнт / Onyx- / 141d ago
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/8CHbNHM.jpg]] Imogen smiled, Hunter could do anything. He had helped them out with fake tickets, bracelets, backstage passes; the guy was getting pretty good at all these things. He charged a pretty penny, but it was totally worth it. The woman knew she’d have to get a peek at those later. As her friend asked her to leave, she held her hands up in defeat. [#6d091a [i “Oh, yeah. Of course, sorry. You know I’m an early bird. I wanna call my brother anyway. Let’s leave around 4, then we can get some food beforehand so we aren’t too drunk.”]] she smiled, slowly closing the door to the women's room, letting her get more sleep.

The woman entered the living room, trying to get a hold of her older brother. The boy was in a Ph.D. program across the country from her. She missed the boy terribly, but they were planning on getting together for the next holiday. She heard the phone go straight to voicemail, knowing he was busy with everything going on. She sighed, leaving a quick voicemail about how she missed him and to give her a callback. She knew how busy he must be, but she also knew how happy he was. She sighed, checking her other social media before hopping in the shower to get ready for the day.

Imogen was a photographer, but currently, she was only getting small jobs. She was supplementing her photography with a coffee shop and a front desk job at the local tattoo shop. She worked opposing days but made sure she took the whole day off to get ready for the concert tonight. She hoped soon she’d get hired as the photographer for a band, and be able to travel around like the men she followed around the country.

Imogen finished her shower and started figuring out what would be cute to wear tonight. Of course, one of her Sleeping Secrets shirts, some shorts, fishnets, and some combat boots. She worried about her feet too much to wear cute shoes. She got her outfit on and started on her hair and makeup. She knew she was early, but this was her chance. She wanted to finally talk to Lennon if he’d even allow her too. If he was going to be interested, she needed to look good. Really good.

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[#265f2c [b “Man, that sounds awesome. Let’s do it.”]] Carson replied, grabbing his phone from near the bed. No new messages, as per usual. [#265f2c [b “Damn, if I could get the girl back here…”]] he trailed off. Snapping out of his thoughts when his friend tossed the other key to him, he smiled and caught it. He ran behind the male, catching up to him. He followed the male, putting his own sunglasses on as well. The bright sun was worsening his headache, but he knew the greasy food would help, it always did.

As they made their way to the local joint, Carson was finally able to look around. Last night, he had been too plastered to make sense of anything around here. It was a cool area, restaurants, and shops scattered everywhere. They had a killer late-night scene, so he knew the show tonight would be awesome. He knew the people from this area had crazy shows, and that was all he could hope for. The better the show, the more hyped up he would be, and he’d be much more on top of his game. Talking to that girl would be a breeze, as long as the show went well.

The duo made their way into the burger place, it was local and the food looked really good from what he could see around them. The two slid into a booth, Carson trying to avoid the fluorescent lights that would increase his headache more. He scanned the menu that was already on the table, opting for the classic burger and fries, as it was clear they were known for it. The cute waitress took their drink orders, a large iced coffee for Carson. The girl was young and nervous, which made Carson smirk. That wasn’t his interest, he wanted a girl who was confident, similar to himself. That’s what he expected of his blonde beauty, a strong and confident woman.

Carson yawned, he wanted to make tonight a bit more interesting, knowing his friend would take the bait, considering his competitive nature. [#265f2c [b “Bet I can get this girl to come home with me after the show faster than you can get another girl to go home with you.]]

As the two placed their order with the mousy girl, Carson was finally able to lift his head a bit. His eyes met the girl’s and the girl couldn’t have scurried away faster. She really was like a mouse. He chucked, looking toward his friend. [#265f2c [b “What’s up with you? You seemed pretty happy this morning. Oh fuck, id I do something stupid last night? I mean, I usually fuck up but was it that bad?”]] he asked, taking a large sip of coffee. He could feel his head lightening up on the pounding, but it wasn’t an immediate fix.
Dark- / SmileBright / 141d ago