Chapter 5.35

Lexie

Living in the same house as Charlie was like living with your boyfriend as a teenager with your mother hanging around.

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Make that five mothers.

“Uh…Lexie?” Charlie said. “We have company.”

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So I called a meeting of the Sisterhood. The boys were kind enough to let us have an area for it outside on the deck of the penthouse.

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“What gives, guys?” I asked. “You don’t like Charlie or something?”

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Copper arched an eyebrow. “It’s not that we don’t like him, Lexie…”

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Dom cut in, “But do you think it’s wise to get tangled up with a Heartthrob? Look what happened with James. And the Chuckers might be fewer but they are way more hardcore. We’re worried for your life here.”

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I flipped my hands, not believing this. “But we’re living under their protection. Nothing can happen to me.”

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“Beware the ides of March for doom is coming to us all,” Elara intoned in her weird voice. Sometimes I really missed my friend Brooke. She rarely came out now that Elara and Lord Bloodmoon were a thing. “And my dear, Alexis, you must be careful in these deadly times. Young maidens hide knives in their boots and poison in their lockets.”

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“Look, Charlie and I have discussed this. We’ll be careful, okay? You’ve got nothing to worry about. ”

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But the Sisterhood would not let me leave until I promised I would tone things down with Charlie.

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So that left me and Charlie one avenue: sneakiness. What the Sisterhood didn’t know wouldn’t hurt them.

I walked in on the Heartthrobs during one of their practices.

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Waving, I said, “Hey, guys, um…Charlie has this…um…phone call. Yeah. His mother called. It’s urgent.”

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“He can call her later,” James’ angry voice blared out. “We’re in the middle of rehearsing. Don’t bother us.”

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But everyone stopped instantly, chatting as Charlie beamed at me.

“What the fuck?” James snarled.”Where are you going, Tsui? We’re not done.”

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But Charlie didn’t even glance back. He knew what I was up to. I thought we’d go off and get something to eat, but instead he took me to the library closet.

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And attacked!

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We had dessert before lunch. Can someone say, YUM?

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We spent the best thirty minutes of my life in that closet, but when we came out all sweaty and out of breath, unfortunately, the Sisterhood was waiting for us.

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Damn James. He’d tattled.

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Charlie was fed up with the Sisterhood and the Heartthrobs. So, he decided to make it official. We were going on an actual date. To hell with the Chuckers. To hell with the world!

I agreed.

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Charlie

I’d been with Lexie for several weeks now but we hadn’t gone on a real date. I thought it high time I told her how I felt about her, too. The Sisterhood was making Lexie crazy with their overbearing mother routine and James sulked around like he’d made claim to her and she’d kicked him in the balls. Well, maybe that last part was true. I certainly wasn’t trying to flaunt our relationship in front of him. I just naturally wanted to kiss her. All the time.

When I entered her room, she took my breath away. She was so strikingly gorgeous. “Are you ready?” I asked as she dusted her cheeks with a pink tone.

“There. All done,” she said, brightly.

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She bounced up in her usual awkward way and asked, “Where are you taking me? To the Ritz? The Broadmore? The Glamo-glam-glam?”

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I chuckled. “It’s actually called The Star Club. I made sure to get a private room.”

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Before I could say anything else, she pulled me in for a sudden kiss. She never ceased to surprise me.

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Entangled in her warm tongue, I wanted more. “Are you sure you want to go out tonight? Your room is cozy right now. And that bed is calling.”

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She pulled back and hit me. “You’re not getting out of this, Mister. We’re going on an actual date. I don’t care if we have to fight off a thousand Chuckers to do it. Got it?”

*****

Lexie

I was actually outside! With THE Charlie Tsui! And no Chuckers to stop us.

Well, there WERE a few paps and Chuckers with phones lighting up the social media highway. Thank GOD for the two bodyguards that followed us around everywhere. I soooo was not used to that. But they were a necessary evil.

“So, what kind of a joint is this ‘Star Club’? Does it have paper napkins and plastic forks? Or am I going to have to get out my ‘Ladies Book of Etiquette’ which, by the way, I’ve never read.”

He patted my hand. “Don’t be nervous, Lexie. No one will even be where we’re at, so you could take off your shoes and put them on the table and no one would care.”

I lurched my head back. “I wouldn’t do that! I’m not that uncouth. But yeah…that makes me feel better.”

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The Star Club rose up like a beacon in the middle of the city. Flutters flew around my stomach. This was sooo not my style, but hey, it was one date. And Charlie was making it special which I appreciated.

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Pictures of old starlets covered the fancy walls and the stoic maitre d ushered us to a cozy table in front of a piano. My back straightened from being in the cold seats. Uncomfortable much?

“What do you want to order, Lexie?” Charlie asked. “You haven’t even looked at the menu.”

I wasn’t used to all the swank. Give me franks and beans and a picnic blanket and I’d have been so fine. Charlie was raised by his very wealthy parents in Uptown of San Myshuno. His mother put him in ballet when he was just a tot and he even performed with the San Myshuno dance company in the Nutcracker when he was only thirteen, so he was accustomed to the finer things. He was so graceful with everything he did which kind of made me feel nervous. Even worse than when I was just some Chucker fangirl.

I only forgot our differences when he kissed me. Which was a lot. I blushed just thinking about it.

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After we ate a bunch of things which had names I couldn’t pronounce (I had Charlie order it since I had no clue), dessert was served. “Oh my God!” I cried. “It’s got chocolate chunks on top of chocolate pudding. I think I want to marry it. Would you mind, Charlie?”

He winced. “So now I have to be jealous of our dessert? You hurt me, Lexie.”

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But then he thrust his fork into the luscious pie. “How about we make this a three way relationship? I’ll marry it, too.”

The sweet wine blended well with the bitterness of the chocolate and I welcomed a tiny buzz of the alcohol. It made me relax.

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After we’d finished dinner, somehow, the bodyguards snuck us in the back of a movie theater so we wouldn’t cause a stir. I felt like I was breaking about a hundred laws. Charlie assured me he’d gotten permission and our entrance was free. It was so weird. The bigger the star you were, the more money you made, but you didn’t need money at all because everyone and their uncle wanted you to come to their place so they gave you stuff for free. It sort of wasn’t fair, but I wasn’t going to complain.

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I just focused on Charlie’s cute face, stuffing it with popcorn.

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And he concentrated on distracting me. Mmmm…

Best movie ever! And I couldn’t tell you what in the hell happened in it.

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Thank you to RABOOSKI for her Star Club. It’s so beautiful inside!!! Perfect for date night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “Chapter 5.35”

  1. Not like anyone else is on Charlie’s side but I’m holding judgment until he reveals everything he kept secret during this date. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Even after he’s been ducking out of rehearsals, though maybe Elara has some tight roleplay schedules that make it even for Nate. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Nah the date was sweet and chocolatey and only kind of made me want to drink (like they were!)

    And now that we know that Charlie was a snotty rich kid and where he grew up and that he’s now a boy band star…is he…a star over Uptown (I’M SORRY)

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    1. Yeah…there aren’t very many Chexie’s out there…

      Elara DOES have some roleplaying schedules, so Nathan has to work around that, ya know!

      The date WAS sweet…what’s everyone dooming and glooming about? ๐Ÿ˜›

      Yup. Charlie WAS raised in Uptown! And he’s a star…so…makes sense to me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Dang, things are heating up with Charlie pretty quick! The Amanda-Jury is still out on him. He was definitely sweet to her in this one (maybe not as sweet as that dessert? LOL! ๐Ÿ˜› ) but we shall see…

    It was cute to see the Sisterhood being all motherly! Though I also get this vague sense of impending doom behind it all. Like some insane Chucker incident is looming (and theyโ€™ll all be too nice to say โ€œI told you soโ€! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ)

    Also, I love that we finally got a little glimpse of (sad/disapproving) Brooke when Lexie came out of that closet! I feel like Elara would have secretly approved of the wicked things that went on within ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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    1. Yeah…two weeks and bam! They’re inseparable. But they live together, so what does everyone expect? He’ll be back on tour soon so they have to make the most of things.

      The sisterhood is da best–best friends, but they can get a bit annoying with worrying about Lexie so much. There “might” be some doom or maybe a funny moment in the future?

      You’re soooo right! Elara would have had an approving smirk on her face. Brooke is the total opposite. Ha!

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  3. Hmmm. This was very sweet. But they do have a lot of differences that are making Lexie uncomfortable. She and James would definitely be a better fit imho. Or Cory, Yes, when you are playing boom boom, the differences disappear, but you canโ€™t be all over each other all the time, well a lot of the time…but eventually you do have to come up for air and talk.

    I wonder if the sisterhood doesnโ€™t approve of Charlie or they really are concerned for her safety? Hmmm.

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    1. It was a sweet date. But yeah…Lexie isn’t quite comfortable with him yet (except when he’s kissing her and uh…ya know…doing other stuff like in the closet.)

      We’re not privy to the Sisterhood’s inner thoughts, but they just don’t think a Heartthrob would be good for Lexie. Now Cory, they would totally support. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. OMG, Star Club is gorgeous, of course! Rabooski always makes amazing stuff.

    I have to agree with the Sisterhood though, at this point I’d drop all things Heartthrob and gtfo. Who needs a bunch of screaming fangirls who want to ruin your life? And part of me wonders if she’s with Charlie partly as retaliation for James’s betrayal, even if he lied too.

    Man, she had things so much easier when she was with Cory…

    I just don’t want to see a repeat of what Winter went through with Jackson. It’s so hard being with a celebrity, especially in the age of social media…I’d be worried for her too.

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    1. When you’re in the Star Club these stars float in the windows. I didn’t even know the sims had such a light (not sure which pack it’s from). It IS amazing!

      Yeah…Heartthrobs and all the fandom that goes with it doesn’t seem worth it. Ugh. But she’s there and her guy Charlie is swooning over her. What’s a girl to do? Is it from some subconscious level of retaliation? Time will tell and you will know all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Cory WOULD be an easier boyfriend…sigh…too bad he lives in BB.

      Yeah…a repeat of Winter pining away for an away Jackson would be awful. But hopefully, that won’t happen. Social media is the worst. And Lexie will be under attack for a while until she’s accepted and loved by the fandom (if they can ship her with Charlie, that would help).

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  5. Lexie didn’t look 100% comfortable in Charlie’s company. Either it was just the too fancy restaurant or there’s something wrong that she senses on a subconscious level. The theatre seemed to be more her cup of tea. I hope Charlie will figure it out that she doesn’t need to be impressed and prefers more ordinary things and entertainment. Make her feel comfortable and she’ll melt. James/Jenny could give him one or two pieces of advice if Charlie asked nicely. He knows what Lexie likes and he surely wants her to be happy too, despite all the rivalry.
    I’m not sure what to make of the sisterhood’s behaviour. Is it possible that they secretly ship Lexie and James and that’s why they are keeping an eye on her and Charlie? It was nice to see Brooke again. Is Brooke on board with the whole dating Nate thing? What if Brooke is secretly a Chucker too? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. You were one of the only ones who felt Lexie’s uncomfortable behavior on the date. You’re right. Charlie doesn’t make her feel easy because he’s different from her. But different can be good? They can learn from each other. Lexie can help him relax and he can help her learn and experience new things OR they’re too different and eventually, this will rear its ugly head. We’ll see.

      It would be good of Charlie to go to James with some questions, but I’m sure they avoid talking about it. I think it’s a sore subject between them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      The Sisterhood shipping James with Lexie COULD be a good possibility. But they know what happened when she dated James. Flamers are NUTS! I think they’d like for her to steer clear of all band boys. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Hee hee! Brooke a Chucker? LOL! No…I can safely say Brooke is head over heels for Nathan and Elara has Lord Bloodmoon under her black boot, just where he likes it. โค

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  6. Wow! Charlie and Lexie really hit it off! He looks sweet now, but I shall see if there are any secrets to be spilled.

    Looks like the Sisterhood has entered protection mode or are they really thinking they don’t like Charlie? It would be better if their relationship with the Heartthrobs ended, so that there would be less drama in the ladies’ lives. I sill recall what happened with Winter and Jackson and I don’t want a repeat of this.

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  7. LOL! I think Copper and her arched eyebrow were my spirit animal this chapter.

    I have to say, makes me super wary when they’re dating, and doing intimate stuff and she’s still calling him The Charlie Tsui!
    What doing, Lex?

    I mean, fangirl menace aside, they giving me super off kilter vibes; maybe the easy grace will come with time? IDEK man.

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    1. The girl is STILL pinching herself being with him. Those stars haven’t been removed from her eyes just yet. But hopefully soon!

      Copper. Heh. She’s so not sure about everything. But she’s a worrywart anyway.

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  8. So if Lexie has Charlie atm, can she get me a date with the bodyguard with the leather jacket? :# I need a Charlie replacement.
    I do hope they will be out fast enough after the movie’s ended for if they aren’t, someone could spot them and oh guy, that would not be very desirable, sending another scream though the media!

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