On the way, Bruno explained how Phil was already a part of Motown Records, and he wanted to get Bruno signed on as well. This was all too exciting, Motown Records wasn’t the biggest thing, but it wasn’t the smallest either.
We finally reached. We pulled up to a big looking company that had “Motown Records” written at the top. We parked the car, I got out and waited for him, he didn’t come. I walked over to the drivers side and looked at him, he was still holding onto the steering wheel.
“I’m kind of scared.” He sighed. I could tell he was.
“Oh yeah? The Bruno I know would never let anything scare him. You must not be my Bruno then.” I tried to make him feel better, and he looked up at me and smiled. “Look mister, you’re never going to get anywhere if you keep your ass in the car. At least if you go inside, you will have a chance.”
He got out of the car, and locked the doors. He held my hand. “Let’s go.” He smiled, and we started walking over to the door. As I walked inside, all I could so was gasp, it was big and there were glass doors everywhere, there was a petite girl with blonde hair and blue eyes sitting at the reception desk, she looked up at us and smiled, I smiled back. Suddenly we were greeted by a man. He wasn’t very tall, wore big glasses and had the most gigantic smile. I liked him. Even though, I didn’t even say one word to him, there was something about that smile that told me Bruno and him were going to get along great. “You made it, man” I heard him say to Bruno.
“Yeah, it was pretty easy to find. It’s a nice place” He said looking around.
“Yeah, and we just got the AC running again, so it’ll be a lot better now.” He smiled. My goodness his smile was so big. I tried to make mine just as big…didn’t work. He looked at me. “Now, who do we have here?”
“Oh this is Kiara.”
“Hi” I managed to say.
“Hello Kiara.” He smiled at me, I smiled back trying to match up to his. Fail. “Is she you’re girlfriend?” He asked. Now this was weird…we didn’t know what we were.
“Even better” Bruno finally spoke. “She’s my best friend. My life.”
I smiled. I liked his answer.
“Oh, so you’re the one to come to when I wanna make Bruno do something he refuses to do.”
I smiled. I liked him…a lot. I could see us becoming great friends. “Yes, you got that right. I’ll keep him on whips and chains for you.” I winked at Bruno.
“I like the sound of that.” Phil said laughing. “So, getting back to business, I called you here today because I want you to meet with the director of Motown, you’ll be a great asset to this record label.” He looked at Bruno, and then at me.
“If it’s going to take too long, I could go to my dance classes and be back by 3:00pm.” I looked at Bruno, he gave me the ‘please don’t leave me kind of look’…“Or I could just wait here in the lobby.” He smiled.
“Thanks.” He said.
“No problem, now go get ‘em tiger” I pushed him towards the glass door. I walked around, looking at everything. This could be the place where Bruno gets to work, this is where his dreams can start coming true from. After what seemed like an hour I got a text on my phone, I looked down it was from Bruno. ‘I’m finally meeting the director of MOTOWN RECORDS! BOOYAH! :D’…I smiled at my phone and replied back. ‘Sing your little heart out monkey <3’…I waited and waited, looked at the clock. I was so anxious, this was too much stress. Suddenly I felt my phone vibrate. Bruno was calling me. I picked it up.
“Hello?” I said…I couldn’t handle this stress. “Bruno, what happened? What did they say?
“They want to sign me.” He sighed, he sound to enthusiastic.
“WHAT? OH MY GOD, BRUNO THAT’S GREAT!” Why was he not happy?
“No Kiki, they want to sign me as a writer, like to write songs for other singers.”
“Oh.” That’s not what he wanted to do, he wanted to sing. But he had to do this; these kinds of opportunities only come once. “Bruno, do it.”
“What?” He was shocked.
“Remember what I said to you last night? Gain experience. This will be the best way you can do it.” He didn’t say anything, I knew he was thinking. I started to speak again. “Bruno, you and Phil, I can see you guys doing wonders. There’s something about him, keep him by your side and you’ll get far. I promise.”
“Okay, if you have that much faith in me….in us. I’ll do it.”
I was happy. I knew he would make it big, but he had to start from somewhere, and what better place to start, then at the bottom. After this, it would be just a climb for him. His talent would not go to waste.
“At a boy. Now go sign that deal.”
In minutes he was back, I gave him a hug. He still didn’t look happy, but I knew once he started working on some music, he would change his mind. I looked at Phil and smiled, then he pulled me and gave me a big hug “Thank you so much Kiara, thank you for believing I could help Bruno.”
“What are friends for?” I said smiling.
“So, that means were friends now?”
“Most definitely.” He smiled, I liked his smile. It had so much warmth.
After what seemed like hours, we finally got home. We told everyone the news, and everyone seemed happy about it. They knew this would be just a stepping stone for his career. He was on his way to becoming a singer.
This wedding, was getting closer and closer so my life was getting more hectic by the day. My brother had put me charge of making sure the reception hall was properly decorated, I was excited at the time he told me, but now I wasn’t so enthusiastic about it. Bruno was always with me, were like glued to the hip…we would have our little night snack time together and just talk. It always felt so good to be with him.
The wedding day was finally here…I woke up in the morning, looked at the clock 4:00am. Oh God, this was way too early for me, I just wanted to go to sleep. The sooner we get over with this, the sooner I can get back home to sleep. I got up and went to the shower, I got out of the shower and looked over at my dress. It was a light green strapless dress, I put it on and it was skin tight…I wondered if I’d gained weight or something? I pushed the thought aside, and walked over the mirror and started working on my hair, I did tight curls, I loved having my hair curly…my mother’s hair was curly, mine was straight like my fathers. I put a green barrette in my hair, put on my make up and was ready to go. Everyone else was having some professional do their hair and make up but I didn’t want to…I didn’t trust other people with my hair and face…I quickly gathered my things and was out the door. No one was home, I figured they were either at a salon or already at church. I wondered where Bruno was. He was going to be performing, so he might have left already…I went to check in his room, but I didn’t see him. So I walked back downstairs and went over to get the keys, suddenly I heard someone…scared I grabbed my umbrella, it was the closest thing I could find. I walked over to where the noise was coming from. I knew it was a stupid move, especially after watching all those horror movies but I just wanted to see who it was. I got closer, the noise was coming from the kitchen. I walked in and sighed out of relief. It was Bruno, he was getting some cereal to eat.
“Hey” I said…he looked over at me and froze, his eyes were scanning me from the tip of my head to the soles of my feet, it made my heart stop, then suddenly start racing again. My emotions----when it came to Bruno, were a little off balance.
“Wow.” She was stunning, never had he seen a girl look this good, his heart was beating and his ears were ringing, he was in a whole other world. At that point all he wanted to do was pick her up, take her to his room and make love to her till he couldn’t feel his body.
She said nothing, she stood there just looking at him. He looked so cute in his suit and tie, he didn’t have his hat on, which was a surprise he always wore his hat.
“You look good.” I finally managed to get my words out.
“Not as good as you, it’s going to be hard keeping my hands off of you” He walked over to her. He touched her face, her skin-it was so soft, like a baby. He leaned over and kissed her, and this kiss was like never before, it started off gentle, but with each passing second became more and more aggressive. Like their inner animals were being unleashed. For him, it was getting harder to control his feelings, especially now when she looked so heavenly…did she not understand what she did to him? He was becoming more and more aggressive with her, he knew he shouldn't, he was telling himself to stop…but her response to his kiss was making it harder for him to think.
To her surprise, she was being just as aggressive as he was. Maybe it was early morning hormones, she didn’t know, but she didn’t care…she liked this…this feeling, it was beyond any other emotion she ever felt. She could feel his hands roaming her body, she puts her arms around his neck and her fingers in his hair. It was so soft.
His lips made their way down to her neck, he wasn’t thinking…nothing was going through his mind other than her taste. He could hear her soft moans when his lips were on the bare of her neck…it was all too much his head was spinning. He didn’t know what was happening to him. He brought his lips back upto her and kissed again with more passion…more aggression.
“AHEM” Someone was standing there.
They both stopped and looked at the door way and froze when they saw Danielle standing there with her 2 little children. All three of their eyes were popping out of their face.
“Auntie Kiki, what are you doinggggggg” Little Max finally spoke up, I really wished he didn’t.
“I…uh…um…I was uh” I couldn’t think, what was I suppose to tell this little boy that I was about to ditch my brothers wedding, so I could stay home and just be with the man I love. “I was helping Bruno, with something...he had a....a...um...he needed CPR”...Wow that was stupid, I couldn't lie to save my life.
“OH yeaaah you were helping him alright...that was some intense CPR sis.” I heard Danielle speak now, but she wasn’t angry, in fact she was smiling…she was happy, her tone was more teasing then anything else. “Max, take Maya to Aunt Bernie she’s waiting outside. I need to talk to my sister.” She smiled.
“Okay mommy, come Maya let’s go.” He grabbed her hand and was out the door in minutes. Danielle finally turned around and faced me.
“You know.” She said smiling “I didn’t believe Aunt Bernie when she told me she saw you 2 kissing” I KNEW IT! She had seen us, Oh how I wanted to sink into a puddle and just be there on the floor.
“Oh, she said that.” Bruno finally spoke up.
“Yes, she did. She was quite happy about it, said she always knew something was going to happen.” She paused and looked at us, when neither of us said anything she continued “And today, my goodness…if I didn’t walk in, I don’t know what you would have done.”
“Oh my God D! STOP!” This was getting to embarrassing. I could tell she was enjoying this, she had this huge smirk on her face, I wanted to smack it off.
“Why should I stop? You didn’t.” Her smile got bigger.
“I’m going to kill you.” Why was she doing this, I looked over at Bruno he looked as if he was trying to keep from laughing. Why was everyone finding this funny except me?
“Okay okay I’m sorry…you 2 look cute together.” She winked at me. “But you guys have to be more careful, Kiara you know how your brothers are they can be a little protective.”
“A LITTLE?!?! D, a little in an understatement, and they’re your brothers too.” I hated when she said that ‘you know how your brothers are.’
“Yes I know, but they are younger then me…they have no control over what I do. Instead it’s me who controls them!”
“Then tell them to let me live, or at least breathe a little.”
“You know I have sweetheart, but you’re their baby sister. They can’t help but want to protect you.”
I sighed I knew she was right, they loved and cared for me too much. It was nice at times, to know someone loves you that much, and to know that no matter what happens my brothers will always be there for me…but still I needed space. “I know, it’s just hard sometimes.”
“I know baby, but with time they’ll learn to let go.” She hugged me. “But until that day comes, BE CAREFUL!” She looked at me, and then at Bruno. Well, this was embarrassing. “I’m waiting in the car, you 2 be out in 10 minutes okay?” She put her hand on Bruno’s cheek. “You hurt my sister, I break your bones. Remember that.” She smiled.
“I’d rather hurt myself, then hurt Kiara.” He looked so serious. It was kind of nerve racking.
“I knew you’d say something like that.” She smiled again and walked out.
I looked at him, he was so sweet it was becoming unreal. I wanted to say something, but nothing was coming out. This was just straight up embarrassing.
“I can’t believe mom saw us.” He finally spoke up.
“I know, it’s going to be weird looking her in the eye now.” I looked at him, and he was smiling at me. I knew exactly what he was thinking. “We better go, I mean before we lose control again.” I smiled at him.
“Wouldn’t mind doing that again.” He touched my face, and his touch made my skin burn like it was under fire. These feelings were too strong. It was going to be harder than I thought, to control them. He looked into my eyes, and gently kissed me, then quickly pulled away looked into my eyes and smiled.
“Patience.” He said.
“Patience.” I smiled at him, he took my hand and we walked together outside.
The wedding was a success, there was no drama, no fights, nothing. It went smoothly, and I was glad…finally home after a long day. I jumped into the shower, my feet hurt from dancing so much. Flashbacks of the wedding were going through my mind. Jamie was being his dumb self and continuously asking me for a dance while Bruno and his band played. I didn’t want my first dance to be with Jamie, I wanted it to be with Bruno. I guess he saw that, so he quickly wrapped up and came off stage. He came straight to me and had taken me to the dance floor, never have I laughed so much! He was becoming a part of me now, a part that I could not live without. My heart. ‘I really love him.’ I thought. I jumped out of the shower and put my night gown on. I wasn’t going to see Bruno tonight, if I did…things would get out of hand, so I jumped into bed and just stared at the ceiling. I heard a knock on my door. I quickly closed my eyes and pretended to sleep, she knew who it was. Bruno.
“Kiara?” She didn’t answer. Oh great, she fell asleep, and why wouldn’t she, she’s had a long day. I need to see her though. I walk over to her bed, and see her sleeping so peacefully. ‘God, she’s so beautiful.’ Unknowingly I bent down and put my hands on her face. Her skin, it’s always so soft, and her face, always looks angelic in the moonlight. He could feel his heart start to beat faster as soon as he laid eyes on her. He didn’t understand what was happening to him, he wanted her like he’s never wanted any woman before. He needed her, like he needed to breathe. His body, heart and soul only screamed out her name. He was beginning to slowly lose himself in her. “Goodnight beautiful” He whispered and kissed her lips so gently not wanting to wake her up. “I’ll see you in the morning.” He got up and walked out of her room closing the door behind him.
She opened her eyes. Now how am I suppose to think straight, or get any sleep when he does things like that? She didn’t know how much longer she could control herself…she wanted him. No, she needed him. He was the reason she was living. He was her heartbeat.