I was in total shock by the end of the concert.
Alexis Bianca Day was a full fledged Throbber. Could my life not be a total cliche? I thought I’d tried really hard never to fall into any normalized pitfalls like this. At 22, I still liked anime. I loved to dress in cosplay and go to anime and comic cons. I was a guild leader in my favorite MMORPG, Black Scourge, and I could kick anyone’s ass as a sexy Orc named Candy Kiss. I didn’t date just because I didn’t feel the need. I was who I was and wouldn’t be defined by a dude. Independent woman came to mind. That’s what I wanted to be. I volunteered at our local animal shelter at least three times a week and took hot yoga classes to stay in shape.
But I sank tonight. Lower than I thought was possible.
And to make matters worse, instead of looking at the Asian hottie in glasses, the lead singer caught my eye. His dreamy electric blue eyes seemed to blaze like a neon romantic sign. But I knew exactly what he was all about so no way would I ever stoop so low as to become one of his million and one fangirls. James Sanderson was in the news practically every month, throwing some diva fit. Last piece of fodder for the gossip sites, he’d punched out a paparazzi, went to jail for it, and then told the judge, “Do you KNOW who I am?” He got off with just a fine. Seemed the judge did know who he was.
After all the screaming fans left, we stuck around because apparently, Gabby’s cousin got us back stage passes.
Or so I thought.
“What do you mean we just hide out here until they come out?” I asked Gabby incredulously.
“Yeah, so that’s what my cousin said was crazy about this stage. The Heartthrobs take their time getting dressed and will come out in the back. Security is very lax here. She knows because she used to be a roadie. It’s perfect!”
My eyes glazed over like hardened glue. “So, you want us to hide out and pounce like some crazed teeny bopper fangirl vultures? Um…no.”
“Come on, Lexie. Why do you have to worry so much? This will work. My cousin assured me.”
“I don’t know, Gabs, maybe because I don’t really like the idea of sitting in jail for trespassing and invading the privacy of some famous boy band. These guys are sure to have body guards.”
She whipped her hands back and forth and whispered, “Hush! Someone’s coming!”
Tiptoeing toward the bushes, she raised her head up to get a peek.
God, my heart felt like it was running the hundred yard dash, trying to leap out of my chest. For some crappy reason, I didn’t leave my friends. I actually WANTED to see these guys. This was so dumb. But I couldn’t force my legs to move. I was like some weird fangirl sculpture stuck in the grass.
“The door is opening!” Gabby whisper squealed.
“Did you hear something?” one of the guards said to his partner.
I squeaked, covering my mouth and collasped on the ground. We were dead.
And then the next thing I knew, I was in front of them–all five singers. I winced, dying of embarrassment.
“Hey, ladies. What’s up?” my adoration said. Gabby told me his name was Charlie Tsui, the shyest member of the band. He didn’t look too shy to me.
I turned to stone on the spot.
I was never surprised when girls found a way to break through security. It happened at almost every venue. At first, I hated all the attention. But after a while, it became something I expected. Most of the girls were of a type–very young, usually 13 and under. So, I was eloquently blown away when a vision of the sexy kind blocked our way.
She was shocked even though I was not.
“Hey, my dudes. Do we have company?” Nathan asked, walking behind us. “Well, hello, there!” I could tell by his voice, he didn’t mind the intrusion either.
Maddox and Kaluha were in their own bro bubble, so they didn’t even notice. James was covering his face and dodging like he always did. He never liked fans. I wondered why he was the most popular out of all of us. He treated them like garbage and they didn’t seem to mind.
“Did you ladies enjoy the concert?” I asked. Since they somehow managed to slip through security, I thought I’d chat them up. I didn’t want them to get into trouble.
But the gorgeous one’s eyes looked like they were going to pop right out. “No,” I said, “it’s okay…just…” Before I could complete my sentence, she squeaked and darted away.
Next chapter Wednesday, June 6th