Chapter 3: Another Meeting and a date

18/06/2011 10:12

3 months later.

The shop was quiet and peaceful as kids had gone back to school from summer and parents had gone back to work. I had just come of the 21st century breakdown tour with my dad. Lucy had taken care of the shop while I was gone so it was her vacation time and she was in New York visiting her family. I took the opportunity to start writing a song for Joey’s album after he had been pleading me for ages. While I was in “the zone” I didn’t notice any customers walking in.

“Hi Rebel” A voice said.

“Hey” I said not bothering to look up.

I finished the verse I was working on and looked up to find Bruno and Phil.

“Hey guys what’s up?” I said.

“Nothing much. Are those lyrics?” Bruno asked me.

“Yeah I’m working on my brother’s debut album and he had asked me to write them a song ages ago so I thought I’d surprise him with it actually being done.” I said.

My dad walked into the shop with his freshly blonde hair and sunglasses and said “Rebel I really need you to come on tour, Jason just called me and told me he broke his leg skiing in Alaska” He said.

“Ok dad just get me a Frappe and I’ll come” I said smiling.

“You and that Starbucks addiction of yours. I blame those morons”. Dad said.

“I always do.” I said.

“Hey guy’s great day isn’t it?” my dad asked.

“Yeah that’s why I love California the sun’s always shining.” Bruno said.

“Dad Frappe please, today” I said.

“God you women are demanding” Dad moaned leaving the shop.

“Amen” Bruno and Phil said.

“Watch it you two” I warned.

My dad returned with the Frappe.

“Well I have practice for the show so I’ll see you at home.” He said.

“Don’t do anything stupid” I said.

“Maybe I will maybe I won’t. Bye.” He said.

“My dad’s an idiot” I said.

“Why does he look familiar?” Phil said.

“Let me give you a hint: He’s famous”. I said.

“That really helped Rebel” Bruno said sarcastically.

“Wait he’s Billie Joe from Green Day isn’t he?” Phil asked.

“How did you know?” I asked.

“His voice is unique.” Phil said.

“How is it that you’re so down to earth?” Bruno asked.

“I don’t know but my brothers and I are the same, we do chores and are a normal family but with a famous dad.” I said.

“Well I have to go. I need to go pick up a present for my girlfriend’s birthday that is tomorrow and I still have no idea what to get her.” Phil said.

“How about perfume, a watch, a book that she’s been moaning about or shoes” I said trying to help.

“Thanks Rebel” He said walking out of the shop.

“Are you doing anything tonight?” Bruno asked.

“No not yet.” I said.

“Would you like to go on a date with me tonight”? He asked.

“I’d like that Bruno” I said.

“Cool so I’ll pick you up at 8” He said.

“That’s great.” No one would be at home for the awkward moments.

“Can I have your number” He asked. I gave him my BlackBerry and he gave me his and hat would you know it was the same model except mine was black and his was red. I gave him my address too.

“So I’ll see you at 8”he said.

“Yes you will” I said.

“Wear a dress by the way” he said.

“Are you telling me where we’re going” I asked.

“Nahhhh. It’s a surprise” He said.

“Fine I’ll see you later Bruno” I said.

“Yep Cya” he said walking out of the shop.

At 6 I closed the shop and drove home to find the house already empty.

Mum went out with aunt Brittany (Uncle Mike’s wife) or aunt Brit as we called she, dad was at rehearsals for American Idiot on Broadway, Joey and Jake were sleeping over at their friend’s house.

I wrote a note on a piece of paper basically saying that I was on a date and stuck it on the fridge.

I took a shower and wore my make up, then got dressed into:



And a pair of ankle boots. I did my hair. I just straightened it. After it was done I grabbed my bag and went downstairs. When I looked at the clock it was 7.58pm.

At 8pm the intercom buzzed and I saw it was Bruno.

“I’ll be right out Bruno” I said.

 I turned off the lights and walked out locking the door.

I walked down the drive way and opened the gate.

“Hey you look dashing Bruno” I said.

He was wearing:

“So do you girl” Bruno said looking me up and down.

“Let’s go” I said.

We drove to the park where he had sorted out a picnic for me.

“You didn’t have to go to that much trouble” I said looking around. There were sandwiches, wine, pizza and a lot more food.

“I don’t mind doing it for you” he said.

We sat down and I asked him to tell me more about himself. He told me he was Hawaiian and that he was signed with Atlantic Records and was producing and writing songs for artists like The Sugababes, Flo Rida, and recently he had co-written Waving Flag with K’naan which is being used for the World Cup. But he wants to launch his own singing career.

"Sing me a song Bruno" I told him.

I know you're somewhere out there

Somewhere far away

I want you back

I want you back

My neighbors think

I'm crazy

But they don't understand

You're all I have

You're all I have

At night when the stars

light up my room

I sit by myself


Talking to the Moon

Trying to get to You

In hopes you're on

the other side

Talking to me too

Or am I a fool

who sits alone

Talking to the moon

Damn he has agreat voice.


Great lyrics too.

I'm feeling like I'm famous

The talk of the town

They say

I've gone mad


I've gone mad

But they don't know

what I know


Cause when the

sun goes down

someone's talking back


They're talking back


I hope he gets the deal soon.

At night when the stars

light up my room

I sit by myself

Talking to the Moon

Trying to get to You

In hopes you're on

the other side

Talking to me too

Or am I a fool

who sits alone

Talking to the moon


Ahh Ahh,

Ahh Ahh,


Do you ever hear me calling?

Cause every night

I'm talking to the moon

Still trying to get to you


In hopes you're on

the other side

Talking to me too

Or am I a fool

who sits alone

Talking to the moon


I know you're somewhere out there

Somewhere far away


He ended the song and I said "Damn you have a great voice".

"Thanks." He said blushing.

At around 11pm he asked "Should we go?"

"Sure." I said helping Bruno to pack. I had the greatest date in ages if not ever." I said truthfully.

"Me too, thank you for agreeing to go out with me." He said.

"Thank you for asking me." I said.

"Would you go on another date with me?" He asked.

"If you asked me I'd say yes." I said.

"Would you on Saturday at 4pm go out on another date with me. We'll go grab a bite to eat and watch a movie." He said.

"I'd really like that Pete." I said.

"Oh so your calling me Pete know?" He asked.

"Yep." I said smirking.

"Well then miss Alex let's get you home." He said showing off his pearly whites and those dimples of his.

He walked me to his car. He surprised me by holding my hand. It felt amazing. He held the door while I got in and closed the door for me. He put the picnic stuff in the back, then opened the door and sat in the driver's seat.

When we arrived infront of the house I turned to him and said "thanks Pete I really enjoyed tonight."

"Me too. I really can't wait for Saturday". He said showing those cute dimples of his.

"Well I'm going to go, I'll see you Saturday." I said giving him a hug and a kiss on the cheek.

As I was getting out he grabbed my arm. I looked at him, he leaned in and kissed me. As he pulled back I pulled him in for another kiss which turned into making out for quite some time.

I pulled back and said "see you Saturday" I said.

"Can't wait pretty lady" he said.

"Cya Pete" I said giving him another peck on the lips then getting out of the car.

"Cya" He said.

At 12.30 I entered the house.

"Hey Missy where did you go?" Mum asked.

"I went on a date..I left a note on the fridge. I said.

"I saw it.So how was it?" She asked.

"It was awesome. He's so funny and handsome."I said.

"That's great sweetie but be careful." She said.

"I know mum, I'm off to bed, love you." I said hugging her.

"Love you too. Night sweetie." she said.

I went upstairs and entered my room. I put my blackberry on the desk, removed my make up, wore my pj's then snuggled into bed. I heard my blackberry ring signaling I had message.

I looked at it and the message read:

"Had a great time. Goodnight Gorgeous, love your Pete xxx"

I texted him back saying:

"I had a great time too. Night Handsome, love your Lexy xxx"

With that I slipped off in a happy sleep. I couldn't wait for Saturday which was in two days.