Tales From Another Broken Home
Book 7: The Rockstar Returns.
Chapter 62: Get busy livin or get busy dying.
the sun came up,
We were sleeping in,
Sunk inside our blankets,
Sprawled across the bed,
And we were dreaming.
There are moments when,
When I know it and The world revolves around us,
And we're keeping it,
Keep it all going,
This delicate balance,
Vulnerable all knowing.
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
Just a little bit,
You would kill for this,
Just a little bit,
Just a little bit.
Sing me something soft, Sad and delicate, Or loud and out of key, Sing me anything."
From "Existentialism on Prom Night." By Straylight Run.
We had no real classes for the last few days of term the teacher left them free so we could study. I was lucky to have this time cuz I really needed it but after five days studying non-stop I was pretty ready for the tests. Ryan had been working on his Mom but she still hadn't given him a definite yes or no and Jerry was coming to talk to my Mom and Mike tonight. My Mom had started getting a belly and she looked pregnant. The wedding plans had been put on hold untill after the baby was born and I couldn't wait to know if it was a boy or girl. The days were getting longer and it was definitely starting to feel like Summer again.
I got a ride home with Carrie and headed straight upto my room to study some more and finish off my art project. I had two huge canvas's with double sided faces half-male, half-female and when you put them up together they kissed. My Mom walked into my room as I was finishing one of the girls lips.
"Wow that's amazing Riley." She smiled putting down a plate of spaghetti and a cup of coffee on my desk.
"Thanks. It's due in tomorrow."
"You ready for the tests?"
"Yeah I think so. I've got three tomorrow and the rest on Friday."
"Then your packing upto leave your Moma behind."
"I'll call you every night."
"Yeah Mike has something he want's to show you tonight."
I painted for another few hours and finished up the painting just as Jerry knocked on the door.
"Hey Papa Jerry."
"Hey Riley. You gonna quit with the nickname anytime soon?"
"Ok then." Jerry laughed.
We all sat down at the table.
"So Jerry how long am I gonna have to go without my only kid?"
"At the moment were gone from the start of June till the middle of August."
"Ok. Where about are you going."
"We're launching the tour here, then heading to Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, Miami, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, then we've got a weeks downtime in Toronto to do some stuff and we're heading on to San Fransisco, L.A. and then finishing up here. If everything's going well then we're gonna hit the studio straight after that."
"Oh my God. Who's paying for all this?"
"Well Scott's arranged for us to play support for different bands along the way. We're playing with some other bands and local festivals along the way."
"Wow so he's booked up till the end of August pretty much. Are you guys staying in motels along the way?"
"Nope we've got an r.v. and a van."
"I'll be driving the van and Stevey's driving the R.V."
"Is Scott coming with you?"
"No. The drummer from the other bands works for him so he's handling all the details."
"Oh so there's a few bands?"
"Yeah there's us and a punk band from Sacramento."
"Ok. Whats happening with food?"
"We've got a tight budget so we'll probably cook in the r.v."
"What about payment?" Mike asked.
"We get payed afterwards and I'm gonna do tattoo work along the way."
"We're opening for a band on Sunday in San Diego and we're gonna drive Phoenix that night to play there Monday night."
"Thats a pretty crazy schedule." I smiled.
"Yep. Oh and we're getting merch done up so I need $80 from everyone in the band."
"Whats merch?" My Mom asked.
"Well we're getting t-shirts, caps, hoodys, stickers and all kinds of stuff with the band logo on it."
Mike handed Jerry a hundred dollar bill and Jerry threw me a t-shirt as he was heading out. It had the band logo and our MySpace address on it, it was pretty tight with pink writing and stars on a black shirt.
"Ok I've got some presents for ya." Mike smiled.
Mike brought me into his office and laid out on his desk was a cell phone, a laptop, a digital camera and a brand new baby blue strat.
"Oh my god. Thanks Mike." I smiled hugging him.
"Well we need to stay in touch with you and the laptops got a wireless connection...well that's what the kid in the store said anyways."
I went upstairs and put all my music onto the laptop and all my friends number into the phone. When I was done with that I plugged the strat in and it sounded so sweet. The next two days were a blur of tests and studying but Friday evening came and I could relax again. I went home turned on the t.v. and crashed in front of it for the night. My Mom and Mike had gone out for the night and I was home alone untill there was a knock on the door and Ryan came bounding in.
"She said yes."
"She said I could go with you on tour."
"Oh man its goin to be so cool."
Ryan hugged me tight and kissed me on the forehead.
"She's given me $400 to pay for food and stuff."
"You might have to run our merch stand with Hailey."
"That'll be fun."
"Great. Dude this summer is gonna rock so hard."
"Yeah I can see your band just exploding man. You guys are gonna be the next Fall Out Boy."
"I wish dude. But I think it'll go well."
Ryan stayed over that night and watched bad t.v. movies with me. Both of us were exhausted from the tests so we went to bed early. I slept like a log with Ryan's arms wrapped around my chest and waist, holding me, protecting me. When I woke up the next morning I could hear my Mom downstairs talking to Ryan's Mom. I walked down the stairs forgetting I was only wearing my boxers.
"Hey kiddo." My Mom smiled.
"Aww look at your little tush." Ryan's Mom laughed.
"Huh?" I moaned still half-asleep.
"You might wanna go put some clothes on honey." She laughed.
"Oh God." I groaned and ran back up stairs.
I could hear them both laughing and they were both in tears when I came back down.
"Angie's just told me Ryan's going with you guys."
"Yep he's gonna help Hailey run the merch stand."
"Well we're bringing you both out clothes shopping today cuz you don't have half-enough clothes for this trip."
We spent the rest of the day in San Diego buying everything from underwear to big ass pimp coats and beanies. We all went out to dinner together that evening and then back to Mike's place. My Mom and Ryan's Mom spent the day talking and laughing and I was glad she had a friend like that. All her old friends just helped her get loaded.
I had a shower and climbed into bed with Ryan who was already snoring. I wrapped my arm around his waist and slipped my fingers under his waistband feeling the warmth surrounding his growing penis.
"Hey sleazeball you gotta buy me dinner first." Ryan laughed.
I planted a wet kiss on his lips.
"I'm really glad your coming with me."
"Me too dude."
"I'd miss you way too much. I'd be miserable without you."
"I know dude and I'd be miserable without you."
Ryan pulled me close to him and kissed the side of my neck as he stroked my rock hard cock. I closed my eyes and felt a warmth drift over my body before I felt my balls tighten and my hips thrust forward. He held me for the rest of the night and whispered his undying love into my ears. I couldn't wait for this tour to begin and for me to be free to be with Ryan all I wanted. It was all kicking off the next morning. The R.V. was arriving at Jerry's and we were loading it up and putting all the equipment into the van. We'd play a club we had played nearly a hundred times and then we were off into the unfamiliar, to make everyone love our music as much as we did.