Chapter Fifty - Charlie’s POV
After Chester finally got over how hilarious he thought he was, everyone managed to pile out and make their way to the venue for the show. I had headed to the back of the bus to get my equipment when Brax smacked me on the ass hard. "Don't you dare lift that!"
"Oh, but it is ok for you to slap me?"
"Really? Slap you, Charlie? I don't slap baby, I spank and I know for a fact you love it."
"I like spanking the monkey. See, we have something in common, midget." I laughed at Chester and said they really did not.
When Brax started to speak I turned and pointed at him. "Stop, now while you still can."
"Why wouldn't I be able to?"
"Because I will strangle you, Brax."
"You wouldn't, you would miss this dick too much." He thrust his hips towards me as he grabbed his junk and I pushed him away.
"What the hell has gotten into you tonight? You have this show to do, go away and stop being a pest." Brax walked up behind me again and rubbed my ass as he bent down and kissed my neck. I was quick to slap his hands away. "Ugh! I hate Pre-show Brax, you are so obnoxious. You are like a child the night before Christmas."
"Well, I don't know about Santa, but I know of someone who will be coming tonight." He winked at me as Chester and himself laughed and high five.
"Go, now! The pair of you."
"Love you baby." He leaned over and kissed my cheek, not before I noticed him pick up my bag of equipment anyway.
"Love you baby." When Chester repeated him and went to lean in and kiss me on the cheek, Brax was fast to punch him in his arm. "Fuck! Alright sorry. Love you sweet cheeks." He tried to lean in again and I burst out laughing when Brax punched him for a second time. "What the hell man! Quit punching me, I have to use those arms tonight."
"It's not my fault you didn't think about how you were going to make it on stage, you had to know you would be playing with a dead arm after that."
"I wasn't talking about going on stage, I meant playing with myself." As I called him a fucking animal the pair of them laughed in my face.
Chester wrapped his arm around my shoulders and gave me a hug as I shook my head at our Monkey. He reached out and rubbed my belly since Brax was walking in front of us and couldn't see, obviously a sign he thought he could get away with it. "Hey peanut, you are like the mini version of me, I am monkey nuts."
"My kid is not going to be the mini version of you, Chester. The laws are stricter now, then when we were children."
"Are you saying I would have been in Juve if I was younger now?"
"Or a madhouse." I had to add that, I couldn't help myself. We got inside and I said bye to the guys as I went and got set up. It wasn't long before everything was ready to go and I went to get some water and wish Brax good luck for the show. I walked into their room off the stage and I nearly shit my pants. Everyone was there . . . . Marcus and Tessa, the girl he had been speaking with the other night, April and Mark making out in the corner, as if that was discreet. Kendall and Shane were sat the table with Brax, Liam and Mace . . . . oh and yep there is Chrissy. Chester did invite her again and he's got his tongue buried down her throat, Nick and his wife Jewels, Chris and Brett with some girls I hadn't met.
I stood there taking it all in and honestly, it looked like the setting of a new porno, everyone grouped in one room, most of them stoned or drink in hand, either making out or rubbing up on each other. But there was my good man, with his joint, sitting back waiting for his shot on camera. Wow, my friends are all kinds of fucked up, and I love them all the more for it.
I went over to Brax and he smiled up at me when he saw I had approached. I gave him a quick tap on the shoulder as I headed over to get some water, before going back. He pushed his chair out and gestured for me to sit on his lap. "You alright?" I nodded and said I was fine as I kissed his cheek and asked how he was feeling? "As long as you are fine, I am good. Do you want to go stand outside? Get some fresh air?
"Sure, let's go for a little walk before the show."
Brax turned to the guys and whistled to get their attention. "Guys, we will be back in five or ten minutes, tops. I am just taking Charlie out to get some fresh air, it's pretty smokey in here." They all acknowledged and we headed out and took a walk down the side of the building. Brax finally pulled me to a stop, and leaned against the fence holding my hand and pulling me gently to him. I wrapped my arms around his waist and rested my head on his chest. "Not long to go baby, then we can go home and you can relax as much as you need to."
"This has been great, but I can't lie to you, I am looking forward to getting home Batman."
"Can I ask you something?" I chuckled into his chest as we stood cuddled together and said of course. "Does it feel to you like going home is when it really begins? I mean, our lives together?"
"Yes, I feel exactly that. I can't wait to get off this tour because I know once we are home, that is when everything is real."
"We get to see our baby for the first time." My head flew up and the smile I gave Brax was the most radiant I had ever known. It melted my heart that his thoughts went straight to our child.
"God, I love that you went to that first."
"I love that you are carrying my baby." I looked up at him again and he kissed my nose, the moment I scrunched it up. "I love it when you scrunch your nose like that too. It's so fucking adorable."
"We can announce our engagement properly to our friends and family." Brax said we could plan our wedding and I smiled and added that in just a few months time we would be meeting our peanut.
"So we are really going with peanut then?"
"Well what else is there? We don't know what we are having?" When Brax asked if I wanted to know what we were having I didn't pause and said yes, at the first chance we got.
"Well that makes sense, you do have worse patience than I do. I was just freaking out you might have made me wait another six or seven months. That would be so painful!" I said I definitely couldn't wait to find out what we were having and Brax added we had the Music Awards coming up too.
"You guys get to unveil your new song too, with the boys here."
"I just can't wait to get back and have life with you finally begin, properly." I reached up and stroked Brax's face as I asked him if he knew what I loved most about him. "What's that baby?"
"You always try to act the most grown up and sensible one of the group, always trying to keep everyone in line, looking for more opportunities to grow, then I get to go home with you at night and see the beautiful loving man that Brax is. And I know you love our friends and family just as much as I do, but moments like this, when it is our child you are putting first, it's a piece for me. It's a piece I have always been missing that you reserved just for us. I can't even describe how much I love you, you probably can do better since you're the wordsmith of the family."
"I think you said it perfectly, and thank you baby." We stood for a few more minutes and held each other with the dull sound of the music off in the distance and the crowd screaming. Before we knew it we were headed back and the boys were getting ready to take the stage.
My batman as usual gave me some great photo opportunities and the guys all stood around for photos after the show. As we got back on the bus and headed to the hotel, I was wondering just what kind of mayhem was going to erupt tonight because everyone seemed extra buzzed tonight. Or, maybe it was just because I was the sober one now and noticed it more.
No, my first instinct was confirmed the moment we got back and Chester opened his mouth. "Alright everyone, tits out . . . . it's time to party!"