Miles got in from a long night out at the after party. He rolled his heavy eyes towards the fridge and ruffled his hair with his hand. Strolling over to the fridge he slowly opened it looking at the countless photos of him and Alex at different occasions. Smiling, he pulled out a small note situated between a bottle of beer and some cake. “happy birthday mate, I’ll be round after! Lots of love, Al” Miles read the note carefully and put it in his trouser pocket, keeping it close.
As time went on, miles grew restless. He even googled Alex, just to see if there was anywhere he should be, but nobody told Miles. The clock seemed to tick every ten minutes instead of a second. Miles lit a cigarette and inhaled deeply, rubbing forehead, waiting. How helpless he felt, Alex said he’d be here. Why the fuck isn’t he? It grew later and miles was going out of his mind, pacing outside his apartment and looking completely unsatisfied. The ring of the lift carried through the corridor.
Miles sat down, sulking in the corridor. Laughter and voices could be heard from the lift. The people started walking through the corridor and a familiar voice shouted “MARDY BUM!” Miles looked up and a smile grew upon is face. “Man, what the fuck you doing out here? Waiting for your mam?!” Alex laughed and pulled Miles off the floor, he held him close and whispered “Tonight, is gonna be the night.” Alex turned with a smirk and pointed at 3 women standing the otherside of the corridor.
Miles looked at the three, beautiful girls. He smiled. “How much did they cost eh?!” Miles asked sarcastically. “those ladies are our fans Miles.” Alex said brushing his had through his hair. One of the girls turned her back towards them, in utter shock that she wa actually within a matter of feet away from her ideal men. “You. Are. Joking.” miles said in shock, he was in awe of them.
Alex started to walk down towards them. Miles raise his eyebrow with suspicion But followed obediently. “Not seen you around here before” miles joked with one of the girls, she seemed slightly unimpressed yet smiled all the same. Alex Put his arm around the two others. All of them looked a bit unimpressed and uptight about their feelings even though they were practically the biggest Milex fans around.
Miles asked what their names were. In perfect sync with eachother they all spoke their names. “Lauren, Andy and Mia.” Alex looked at Miles and winked. “you all look very pretty tonight girlies..” miles said before Andy interrupted. “Where is this party we are meant to be going to then Alex?!” she looked at him longingly and dared to touch his hair. Lauren and Mia laughed along with Andy and started to walk off. Wondering what they had done, Miles and Alex followed like 2 lost sheep.
The girls got inside the lift and acknowledged Alex and Miles. As the boys drew closer, the door shut. “Fuck!” miles exclaimed holding his face in his hands. Alex lifted his head..”TO THE STAIRS!” Alex shouted. Miles smiled ” You’re impossible Al!” miles said as he followed Alex, huffing and puffing down the staircase.
Miles stopped for a second. “God, they’re hot. I’m fucking hot running for them!” Alex laughed and dragged a heavy breathing miles down the last remaining stairs. They could see the doorway and the three girls walking across the car park. “There they are.” Alex said smiling to himself. Lauren and Andy looked behind them, while Mia kept her head down. “we’ve just left Alex and Miles…” the girls laughed whilst Alex and miles grabbed them from behind…
“where are you going girls?!” Miles looked at all three with a sad expression. Mia looked at Mile as said “We were promised a party…” then Lauren turned her head and touched Miles cheek..”You’re not gonna get us that easily Miles love.” the girls laughed and Andy lifted her eyebrow at Alex a e opened a car door. “Ladies…” Alex opened the door carefully and stood behind watching each girl slowly get in. Miles chuckled to himself and proceeded to sit in the passenger seat.
Alex and Miles tried to make the girls laugh by cracking jokes… The girls wern’t amused. An awkward silence grew in the air and Lauren turned to Andy.. “ahem” Lauren said as she pointed outside the cars blurred windows. The girls all laughed as they saw a group of Milex fans gathering. Miles turned his head towards them..”do you know them?” the girls continued to laugh and replied “maybe..”
Alex drove round the back and Miles lit a cigarette. “wanna smoke?” miles asked. The girls remained quiet and Alex replied “don’t mind if I do!” With that, the car stopped and two I the doors opened. The girls watched Miles and Alex wander in a circle, smoking their cigarettes with presicion and precise intakes. They looked confused and flustered. “What should we do?” Mia asked feeling sorry for the two beautiful men outside. “Wait, don’t worry, by tonight they’ll be in a different mood..”
Andy said with a sly smirk upon her face. Mia and Lauren laugh and they went to get out of the car. Miles and Alex turned and looked at the girls with a proud smile. “so, are you ready for tonight then girls?!” Alex exclaimed looking at each girl and taking them in. The girls rolled their eyes a went to walk into the club. Miles turned and followed, dragging Alex with him.
Lauren gave Miles a cheeky wink and carried on walking. As they entered you could clearly see Jamie, Matt, nick, Eugene and Jay sat around a table, waiting, waiting for the birthday boy. Miles grinned and gave Alex a hug..”Man, thank you so fucking much!” the girls stood waiting. After the embrace, Alex apologised to the girls an put his arms round them. Miles joins in and walks them over to the table. The lads start singing happy birthday and the girls also join in..
Finally sitting down, the boys get the drinks in. Eugene smiles at Andy and Lauren notices. “so you like what you see Eugene?” Lauren jokes and turns round to talk to Mia. Miles and Alex come over with the drinks an sit down. The laughter circled the table and the flirting carried through the air. Miles extended his arm towards Mia’s leg. She moved over. He tried again and she stood up, swapping seats with Lauren.
Alex sits down next to Andy, looking her up and down. Andy turns her head towards Eugene. He is such a nice lad, he just sits there and takes it in, if he gets someone, he gets someone. But he seems to have given up. Meanwhile, Lauren is talking to Miles, slowly grinning and flicking her hair side to side, while taking in his beautiful words. She was in utter awe of him.
Alex gave Eugene a stare and then turned his affection on to Mia. Andy shifted over towards Eugene, “How has the night been treating you?” Eugene looked up in surprise..”Urm, it’s been good, can’t complain eh” Eugene replied in an unconventional, yet all the same, cute way which made Andy smile. Miles started bigging up his persona to Lauren. She wasn’t exactly best pleased but all the same, let his ego grow, it was his birthday..
… After all. Eugene studied Andy deeply, kept his head firmly down but his eyes up on her. Mia starts to share a martini with Alex, laughing and joking with her hand firmly on his thigh, whilst Mia and Andy were getting close to their men, Lauren was at the bar, gazing over at the two girls having so much fun. Lauren wished someone liked her, she was so far away within her thoughts that she never noticed Miles’ warm hand upon her left hip.
Her head cocked to the side. “Miles, what are you doing?!” Lauren pushes Miles’ hand off her hip. Miles raised his hands in the air, ” Please, Lauren, let me.” Lauren looked at him curiously. Andy’s laughter could be heard right around the club, Eugene obviously using his southern charm, his hands caressed Andy’s cheek, he gazed into her big, beautiful eyes and studied her emotions.
Mia dared to touch Alex’s combed back, slick, hair. He playfully slapped her hand and she giggled, looking at him, he’s so perfect, she thought. Lauren walked back with Miles, with an in depth smile, it took over her face, it was a look which Miles and lauren both shared. “Oi Oi! What went on then?!” Alex shouted at Miles…
Lauren coughed and stared at Andy and Eugene, she titled her head slightly and gave a small smile… How cute could two people be? Her thoughts cavorted around her deep concave of everlasting thoughts. Alex grabbed hold of Miles and held him tight. “This day, many moons ago, Mrs Kane, have birth, to a boy. This boy, is Miles Kane.” Everyone laughed at Alex’s drunken outbursts, he joined in laughing continuously while Mia had a look of sharp desperation in her eyes.
She stood up, climbing through the slight crowd of Miles’ friends, pushing her way through she touched Alex’s arm…”Are you ready to go babe?” it took all of her courage and strength to finally confront Alex. Alex slipped his warm hands through his slick hair, smiling at Mia with admiration. “Well, we could go to miles’ place?” Alex answered Mia with a chuckle, thinking about what he could get up to with this gorgeous girl…
Lauren and Andy looked at eachother suddenly and grinned. “Can you fucking believe it!” whispered Lauren sharply, directing it towards Andy. Andy acknowledged her, yet turned to face her Eugene again. Miles grabbed Lauren around her waist..”We could go off soon, if you wish love?” he whispered deep in her ear, his voice trickled down her spine, making her shiver with every little flick of his intricate tongue and soft lips.
Lauren studied Miles’ hand movements, he was on edge, that was surprising. “Miles, darling, its your birthday, do what you want my love..” Lauren carefully whispered into Miles’ ears, she dropped her hand upon his and smiled at him. Eugene, spluttered as Andy stood up and held out her hand towards him. “Would you want to go Eugene?” Tilting her head to the side with the sweetest smile you could imagine. Eugene looked up, he rubbed his hand in his face and stood. He stood next to Andy, watching her every slight motion, her blinks, her slouching position, her hand gestures, all was processed inside Eugene. He felt something like he’d never felt before. This was apparent across his innocent choir boy face.
Touching his cheek, Andy grew restless. “Eugene, love, are you ready to go?” Her smile comforted him, he met her gaze and lowered his face to hers. Grinning, he turned his face and poised his lips towards her ears. “Yes, i’m ready darling.” Andy giggled and held out her hand, waiting for Eugene to take it… Alex broke the silence.
“FUCKS SAKE!” Everyone looked up. Mia turned and queried Alex’s actions. “What? What happened?” Miles laughed and noticed Alex was out of cigarettes “Dirty habit man” Miles stated as he handed a cigarette over to his best friend.. “Do you need a lighter too dip shit?” Hysteria surrounded the table while Alex cooly raised his hand upon his hair, pushing the strands back and biting his top lip. Andy, meanwhile, had gone back to admiring Eugene and Lauren caressed Miles’ face and stared deeply deeply within his puppy dog eyes. Miles took her hand and put it around his neck, he pushed forward and Lauren froze. Paralysed. Paralysed with Miles’ warm breath surrounding her atmosphere, her world. His sweet smell tumbled around her nose and sent her dizzy with lovestruck. It was really happening. She over came her fears and forced herself forward, their lips met, softly, fastidiously, longingly. His tongue dared to enter her warm mouth, Lauren gasped and held back, desperately trying to over come her fears. To love someone so much and be able to have the chance was hallucinatory. Lauren opened her eyes, to meet his. His beautiful big eyes captured hers, he looked deep inside her. He could sense her discomposure and her demureness as he saw her, for who she is. “I.. I, i love you Lauren.” Miles plucked up the courage to say, Lauren sighed, if only he did, she thought carelessly.
Mia walked towards the door, following like a lost sheep, “Alex” she called his name in such a way which seemed painstaking. He twirled around and met her gaze. “Mia, come with me, please.” Al looked to the floor, knowing Mia should back away, how many girls has he done this too before? She had the power to tell him to fuck off, leave her alone, don’t talk to me, i don’t want to be used.. but no. She wanted him, only she knew that.
Mia bit her lip, “I’m coming Al” Alex smiled to Mia, held out his hand and raised his fingers as to say come closer. Mia shuffled foward, her eyes paired with his. She took his hand and wandered outside with him. “wanna smoke?” Al offered, Mia reluctantly took one and inhaled, spluttering and coughing she then exhaled to find Al marvelling her, studying her every detail. He smiled, she blushed. “what?” Mia pondered as she flicked her hair.
She looked up slowly peering at two couples coming out of the club. Four familiar people strolled out with a similar, smug expressions swarmed across their little faces. Eugene kept his head to the ground, smiling, which could be interpreted as smugness or sheer pride and faith for what he had accomplished with his Andy. Andy, on the other hand, had her face forward, cheeks glowing and eyes sparkling with excitement, always checking on her new found love, linking his arm and feeling all the love in the world being directed at her. Lauren, well, she was smiling, not a much as Andy, but smiling all the same,whilst the expressions of anxiety and guilt brewed upon her face. She remained firmly attached to Miles and Miles was firmly attached to her. Finally, Miles had gone a slight mixed colour of beetroot red and light pink, different to the other faces, he seemed anxious, very anxious.
“You alright man?” Alex gestures towards Miles, “Yeah, of course! Got Lauren on my arm haven’t I!” Miles answered along with an action which made Lauren tingle deep inside. He leant over, kissed the top of her head and pulled a packet of cigarettes out. Lauren slowly put her hand on the pack..”Miles, you don’t have to smoke every time you feel threatened.” She let go of the pack as she pulled away from his ear. Miles looked at her, he knew what she meant. He declared his love for her, she never said it back, but, never denied it. “You coming over?” Al interrupts again, directing this interruption towards Eugene and Andy. Eugene grinned, looking at Andy for reassurance, he raised his hand towards his head and replied..”If that’s alright with you mate?” Al smiled, “Nice one man!” Mia and Andy looked at each-other quickly and then both their eyes darted to the floor.
“Lauren?” Mia asked, seeing Lauren whisper back into Miles’ ear. Looking round, Lauren answered “Mhm”,”Are you coming?” Lauren felt Miles’ hand roll down beside hers, she opened her palm which invited the beautiful guitarist fingers girls dreamed of. She felt a squeeze cripple all her senses, telling her the answer. “Of course we’re coming! Got to make it a good birthday for this one…” Lauren says as she rolls her head upon Miles’ chest, still welcoming his beautiful hands to caress hers.
Alex gazed towards the car, rolled his tongue and ruffled his fingers through his slick hair all the while Mia gazed up towards her messiah, giggling to herself. Alex pulled a face and laughed, he grabbed Mia, pulling her closer towards his heart. Breathing got deeper and her head swooned, “Is this what LSD feels like?” Alex pulled her in tighter..”this is better love!” the words flew out his perfect mouth within seconds, yet, they lay upon the air, lingering through the deep passion which was apparent throughout the imaginary fog of general consumption. Alex let go of Mia, putting his right hand inside his back pocket, his fingers searched, flicking around a business card and an old cigarette packet until he reached the car keys. “You’ll have to squeeze in” Alex stated as he gave a slight nodding gesture towards the transportation,making his hair flop and eyelashes wave. “fine by me!” Miles said as he strolled over, keeping a watchful eye upon Lauren and on Alex.
Eugene took Andy’s hand.. “Come sit on me Andy…” Pulling andy towards the car, a sudden realisation kicks in.. “Oh fuck! I didn’t, I, I, I didn’t mean it in that way Andy, please, please forgive me!” Eugene blurts out, holding one hand on his chest and the other in Andy’s opened grasp. Andy smiled playfully.. “I would both ways I that’s what you are asking for?” Tactically, Eugene grabbed her hips, pulling her ever closer to the car, he knew what she said, he wasn’t ignoring her, he was playing along with her game. The door swung open to preview the ever ready Miles failing to persuade Lauren into getting down his pants…”it may be your bloody birthday but you’re not getting your own way… Just yet..” Lauren childly plays with miles, vexing him more, fuelling his thoughts for lust and passion. Miles looked up and studied Alex. Alex was pressed upon the steering wheel, Mia was tracing patterns on his skin, touching him delicately and tastefully, making his hair stand on edge. “You sure you can see where you’re going Al?” Miles asked having a quick break from his childish antics..
“Yeah,why do you ask man?” Miles laughs and points out the condensation which was evenly smeared across all the windows..”We’re all too hot for this car!” the girls gave a nervous laugh, Eugene rolled his eyes, used to the little jokes Miles enjoyed telling. Alex responded by throwing a packet of chewing gum, aiming for Miles’ head.. Miles dodged the missile and proceeded to protect his new mistress by pulling her down upon him… “Miles!” Lauren exclaimed as she tried to lift herself off of a now limp Miles, holding her down Miles reached up to grasp one more kiss before entering his apartment. Closing her eyes Lauren helped to pull Miles up, their lips still locked together, sealed with a kiss.
Andy, (not feeling shy of Lauren’s intimacy with Miles) grabbed Eugene holding her face close, daring to go further she pushed her nose into his. Eugene took a deep breath, closed his eyes, then opened them. “Do you believe in love at first sight Andy?” he whispered so no-one else could hear. Andy laughed, “Are you okay Eugene?” she replies while stroking his face. Pulling a solemn face, Eugene falls back on the car seat letting Andy place her head upon his lap. Stroking her hair, he answered. Not out loud. Inside his mind he answered, answered so loud no single thought could block the screaming, the crying of his answer. Shyness crept over his head making him blush and cringe at the thought of what he’d said.
“You’re all really quiet in the back..” Mia stated as she slowly turned around, coming out of her Turner bubble. She slowly rubbed her eyes and yawned..”Are you tired already love?” Alex pondered as he drew the car to its end, turning the engine off, clicking the key, pulling the key out and turning to face Mia. “I am, but, not, urm, tired..” Mia said pulling a realistic what the fuck have I just said face.. Alex laughed and leant over. He got so close to Mia’s face, daring to get closer he put his top lip upon her nose, his bottom lip upon the tip, both of them closed their eyes, enjoying the deep moment of intertwining love, their breath was in sync, the world held still, for Mia and Al. Mia went into day dream mode… Imagining marriage, children, music and love with this man that she’d dreamt about her whole life. A door slammed and the moment shattered. Alex sat up and watched Miles attempting to carry Lauren up to the door and in the lift.
He watched Miles’ arms bend, he admired his shape, his figure, his charm. Enchanting Alex, Miles carried on. Lauren placed her arms securely around Miles’ neck, closing her eyes as she too was trying to avoid falling asleep, giggling nervously Lauren proceeded to feel his back. She felt the softness of his hair and the curve of his neck,coincidentally, she fell for this instantly. Commenting on the curve, Lauren triggered Miles’ singing of Happenstance. She lapped it up, falling for him over and over again, she could feel the notes tremble up through his body, travelling through his neck, echoing his rawness, originality, beauty.
Alex got out the car, leaving a confused Mia alone. She could not see out of the windows as the condensation trapped her as I’d she were a prisoner. “Its Alex Turner Mia, he wouldn’t bother with you anyway.” she mumbled to herself, letting her eyes roll and close into a trance. She slowly put her headphones in her ear, blasting music filled her head and she was content… Alex strolled over towards the car after finishing a cigarette, he didn’t want to smoke around Mia. She was too precious. He knocked upon the window, trying to peer through the clouded window. “MIA?! MIA! MIA!” Alex shouted banging harder upon the glass,”Fuck.” Alex scrambled for his keys in a panic. He dug his hand deep inside his back pocket searching for the illustrious keys, when he reached them, he rapidly fumbled with the lock, turning the key to reveal Mia, half asleep with her iPod in. “Jesus Mia!” opening her eyes, Mia was stunned..”What’s wrong Al?” Alex did not reply in a conventional way yet in his own way, by taking one hand drifting it down Mia’s body, tracing her curves and her warmth. Alex Pursued this until he found the right place. Mia gasped and wriggled. She wanted this so much but, the touch was just too much for her to handle. “Alex..” Mia hesitated. “Mhm, what is it baby?” Alex replied looking up into Mia’s eyes. Mia had a car crash within her head, she could leave Alex to carry on with this heavenly out of body experience, or stop him, preventing what could be a perfect night of love making. “urm..” Mia spontaneously came out with the following..”Carry on Al, don’t worry about it, this is amazing.” Mia breathed a sigh of relief…
Meanwhile, Lauren purred for a minute and yawned loudly. Miles looked deep within her big blue eyes. “Don’t fall asleep on me now love!” Miles said as he lifted Lauren down, trying to retrieve his keys which were supposedly in his back pocket. Laughing, Lauren wrapped her hands around his, following his every move, fighting his fingers for the keys. “Thats it.. I’ve had enough of you already Lauren!” Miles explained as he tilted his head towards hers, carefully kissing her hair whilst rubbing his hands around her ruby red cheeks and neck. “Sorry I’m not pretty enough Miles..” Lauren blurted out, Miles took her hand and drew her towards a door, slowly clicking the handle the room revealed a bed with candles surrounding it. Serenading her in, intoxicating her mind, he pulled her closer and lay her gently upon the bed. “You’re right. You’re too beautiful, you’re not pretty, you’re beautiful. Too much for someone like me.” Lauren leaned up and kissed him. “Don’t give me that Miles. You only want to get in my knickers and have a way with me…” Lauren whispered cautiously. “Lauren, I’ve never felt this way. If you don’t want this right now, I’ll wait. It’s fucking mind wrecking, I’m up for everything but I’ll wait, I’ll always wait, if it’s you Lauren.” Lauren pulled away. “I want this.” pulling him closer yet again. He touched her slightly, she closed her eyes whilst turning her head in ecstasy.
There was a knock on the door, it was ignored. Another knock.. “Maybe you should answer it…” Lauren suggested, grabbing some oxygen. “hmm.. After this…” Miles said as he kissed Lauren more passionately and desperately. Yet another knock. “Miles.. Get it.. Then we can do something… Maybe..” Lauren gave Miles a look and she fell back upon the bed. Looking down at her, Miles stood up and kissed her forehead. “this better be fucking good..” He mumbled as he strolled to the door, rubbing his hair he clicked the door open to reveal Andy and Eugene. “Fuck man, what do you want eh?” Miles asked in such a way which made Eugene laugh. “can I borrow your living room mate?” Miles smirked..”Keep it down yeah? I’m busy..” inviting them inside, he directed and left them to a room situated to the far right of the bedroom. “Is this alright?” Eugene asked Andy, shrugging his shoulders at the question. “Perfect.” Andy replied with a grin which made Eugene blush. Andy put her hands around his face, looking deep within his eyes, kissing him, rubbing his nose with hers and pushing him down upon the couch. “Eugene, I want you, I want you really bad..” getting on top of him Andy kissed him passionately and Eugene proceeded to unbutton her shirt..”You’re..gorgeous..” Eugene said finally, breathless. Putting her hand down his trousers, She couldn’t control herself, her head was swinging and her body was completely ready…”Wait..” Andy stopped. “What? What’s up Andy?” Eugene pondered, worried about his girl. “I, I’m not sure.. Are you sure you won’t forget me?” Andy went all mushy, what the fuck was going on in her head, she didn’t understand it. Quickly she redeemed herself.. “Sorry, forget I said any of that babe.. I just need you.” Eugene looked confused.. “Are you…” Andy interrupted by starting to undress her lover. Eugene closed his eyes whilst curling Andy’s hair through his fingers. As they both got closer and closer, Andy lowered herself down.. She groaned loudly which made Eugene call her name… “Andy..” Eugene gasped as they moved in sync with each other. Alternating faster and slower, creating a motion which can only be described as heaven. The room moved around them, atmosphere swarmed around them, tempo progressed as the climax approached. Andy wrapped her arms around his neck creeping down his back, her nails scratched his skin while they both groaned, Eugene pulled her closer, he wanted more and he was going to get it.
“How fucking loud do they want to get?” Miles said to Lauren as he boiled the kettle. Lauren appeared from the bathroom dressed in one of Miles’ shirt. “Well.. I guess.. We were just as loud.. Or we could try and beat them Miles…?” Lauren gave him the eye whilst he gave her a cup of tea. Miles gave a dirty smile and grabbed Lauren’s waist. “that, could be a great idea…” Miles took Lauren’s hand, “Wait, Miles. When is it that I leave you and you go shag someone else?” “Is that what you’re into Lauren? Me shagging other girls?” Lauren gave a nervous laugh… “Miles, i mean, be serious.” Miles let go of her hand and held her in his arms. “Go out with me?” “Well thats unconventional.” “what do you want me to say?” “I love you would be nice.” “I love you.. Go out with me.” Lauren smacked Miles. “fuck, Lauren, say yes and I’ll be happy.” Lauren looked at him, “Seriously? Yes, I will, but stop being an arrogant prick.” “ooh when did you become a bitch, girlfriend?” “Don’t ever say that again.” Miles lifted Lauren up,he rolled his eyes at the sounds from the other room. “Jesus, Miles, fuck me right here.” Miles was stunned, Lauren told him to fuck her, right there. In the kitchen. He placed her upon the counter. “You ready?” Miles asked nervously. “Miles Kane, my ‘boyf’ just asked if I was ready.. How many girls have you…” Lauren stopped, Miles grinned and pulled her off the counter on to him. Gasping for her breath Lauren couldn’t control what literally came out of her mouth. Miles, being ever the romantic, pulled her closer and closer, he sped up, they both fell dizzy. Their eyes met along with their lips. One touch created the climax of all climaxes. Miles held onto Lauren, he kissed her longingly and made constant eye contact whenever he could. “I…fucking… Love… You.. Lauren!” Miles screamed as he came. Lauren gasped and let out a hysterical laugh. “Miles, I love you too you daft sod!” still breathing heavily after her climax, knowing this would send Miles off the edge as well as helping her get back to normality. “Hang on.. Where did Alex go?” “We’ve just had the most mind blowing sex ever and your first words are about Alex Turner?! You’re that obsessed about him you should become the next celebrity couple…Milex.” A frustrated Lauren exclaimed to an innocent looking Miles.
Little did Miles know, Alex was having his own party with Mia back in the car. “Did you like that Mia?” Alex had Mia upon his lap, her head was placed carefully. “It was good.” Mia sounded disheartened, hurt. Alex let out an annoyed sigh..”Mia, I couldn’t stop myself. I’m sorry. Urgh. I’ve fucking done this before. I’m a fucking nut case.” Alex sat up and hit his face with his hands. “Shush, alex, It was nice, I love you” calmly Mia put her arm around him… “Its my turn… On turner…” Alex gave out a timid laugh while looking Mia deep in the eyes. Mia could hear footsteps outside, circling the car. “Al.. Can you hear that?” “Hear what?” “tha..” Mia paused as she heard it again. They were loud, define footsteps which were definitely surrounding the car. Laughter and a voice could be heard. “That sounds like…” “Al? Is that you?” a hand pressed against the window. “Shit, Alex who the fuck is that?!” Mia sat up stunned, fixing her hair and sorting out her clothes. “It’s.. Urm.. Alexa..” Alex replied, opening the car door, making it creak and squeak. “Al?! It is you! And… A.. Girl. Oh god I’m sorry.. I’ll go…” Al gave a small, minute smile. “Yeah.. If you don’t mind.. Can you go?” Mia blurted, holding on to a confused Alex…”Urm, this is actually a bad time Alexa. I mean, I’m about to have a great night with my Mia and yeah…I’d prefer it of you left us to it.” confronting Alexa with ammunition, Alex closed the door, without any final argument from Alexa. “Mia, I’m sorry…” Mia searched the car floor… “.. I’m hungry… Have you got any food?” “Cigarettes and beer?” “Nom… Let’s get some fast food Al.” Mia looked at Alex and gave him a warm smile, “fast food it is my love…” Alex grinned and got in the drivers seat. He wanted Mia, but just like miles and Eugene, he was infatuated with a girl, a girl whom he would wait a lifetime for. As far as Alex was concerned, Mia was his and for the first time that night when he saw Alexa, he felt nothing. He only felt the warm fuzzy feeling inside his heart which was created when he set eyes on Mia. Thoughts of Mia was all that occupied his mind and that’s the way it would stay.
“How loud do you guys want to be?!” Andy said, swanning in on Miles and Lauren cuddling. “Could say the same for you two…” Lauren coughed, rolling her eyes and pulling a face which Miles laughed at. “Bitch.” Andy coughed and went to pour herself a large glass of some posh wine Miles had in the cupboard. “Eh, where’s Mia?” ” Where’s Alex?” Everyone shrugged, even Eugene, of whom had appeared from the living room. “I’ll call Mia, no doubt they’ll be together..” Lauren perched on the kitchen sideboard along with Andy whilst Eugene and Miles went outside to the balcony, taking the cigarette pack on sideboard with them. “Fuck, I hope Mia’s alright.” Andy said looking into her glass of wine.. “She’s with Alex Turner, not a mass murderer Andy.” Lauren said as she held the phone to her ear. Andy put her head close to Lauren’s so she could hear what was going on. Laughter could be heard… “Lauren? Hello? Lauren? Why are you calling me?” Mia answered boldly, completely carefree whilst Lauren and Andy took a sigh of relief. “JESUS MIA! Where the fuck are you? Are you okay? What’s going on? Do you need help? Should I call 999?” Frantically Lauren showed her true emotions under the mask which had covered them in the first place. Andy burst out laughing… “999, help, oh my god.” “Lauren, we’re ordering Chinese…” “CHINESE? HE TOOK YOU TO CHINA?!” “Fucking hell Lauren, calm your tits girl. Are you hungry? Ask andy for me darling.” Lauren took a deep breath and found Andy collapsed in a fit of laughter on the floor. “Jesus Lauren, you need to calm the fuck down..” “Are you hungry?” “yeah.” “Good…” “I’ll have whatever Alex is having sugar…” “Mia’s off the menu…” “damn.” Mia interrupted - “I can hear you both still you know… Fucking dicks…” Andy, being forever good at comebacks replied, “yes, as a matter of fact we are fucking dicks… Lauren has fucked Miles’ and I have fucked Eugene’s…” “I’m goi…” Lauren started giggling uncontrollably and it caught on to Andy. Mia hung up leaving both girls still in the dark of Mia’s exact whereabouts.
“Lauren and Andy are dicks Alex…” Mia started to took in to her egg fried rice…” Alexa never let us have Chinese, she said too ma…” “Shush about Alexa, you have me.” Smiling at Alex triggered his admiration for her. Inside his head the words I love you circled, like a wasp around food, spiralling out of control. He looked at his guitar, wanting to play his song, he couldn’t it wasn’t… Ready. The perfectionist held his head down and wished he was as perfect as Mia, the girl whom his eyes shined for.
“Love, did you call Mia?” Miles said returning with an empty packet of cigarettes. Lauren laughed, “Yeah, she was getting… Chinese” both girls started their fit of laughter yet again. Miles looked at them with a hopeless look in his eye. “You are impossible baby.” Miles put his arms firmly around Lauren, “give me a kiss?” “no.” Lauren kissed him, after giving him the backhanded, hormonal answer. “There’s a group of fans outside Miles… They seem to be shouting milex…I think.” Eugene came in looking rather disturbed and sat next to Andy who was giving Lauren a look of fear which was poisoned by the amazed expression upon her face. “They’ll go…” Miles explained, pouring himself a glass of wine and sipping it desperately. “Calm it down Miles, love, you’ll give yourself trouble…” Lauren walked over, wrapping her arms around his shoulders, rubbing his chest, making him shiver. Leaning back awkwardly, Miles pressed his lips against hers. They felt alone. Silently, he turned around and put his arms protectively around his girl. She was no-one else’s. His.
“Eugene” taking the opportunity to say something, Andy whispered “Is it too soon to say I love you? I’ve already fallen for you, but, I’m pretty sure it may be too early to…” Eugene silenced her with a kiss. Another mind blowing kiss that seemed to last a lifetime. So pleasing that it couldn’t end. Andy held on to Eugene, she didn’t breathe, she kissed. Her oxygen was replaced by Eugene’s intoxicating liquor that seeped through every blood vessel of his body. Eugene, he held her tight, keeping her in, making her love grow like strawberries in a strawberry field listening to strawberry fields. A natural high, an oxygen orgasm, a lovers kiss. “I love you more.” he whispered deep within her ear as his shadow had failed to keep her breathing.
Mia sat studying Alex as he ate some more of his Chinese. “Alex, are you finished with that?” “wha…” Mia leant over and kissed Alex, of course, Alex dropped his food and placed his hands around her cheeks. “Mia?” “What is it love?” “have you ever met a sex pest?” Mia coughed and looked down at the ground. “…no, i have not Alex, why do you ask?” Mia lied. “Because… I think I have a problem… I can’t stop thinking about shagging you…” Alex burst his feelings out, making Mia feel uncomfortable yet she still smiled as this was one of the only feelings she had ever felt for Alex. Slipping her hand down his crotch, Mia slowly moved on top of him. Alex caressed her body as it glided upon him, he pressed his warm lips on her delicate neck. “Too bad I want you right now.” Mia whispered in her ear, making Alex tremble at the tone of her desperate voice. Slowly and carefully Alex’s hands ventured lower down Mia’s body, travelling under her dress. Soon, Alex’s shirt was thrown upon the dashboard and the pair made it upon the back seat. Tongues intertwined, hands felt, bodies caressed and love was made. Alex started slowly, being so cautious of his precious Mia, making sure she was feeling safe, protected and loved. As he was starting slow, Mia whispered in his ear, this made Al go faster, sending them both wild, driving them towards climaxing. He made Mia feel like a princess, caring only to please her, he was beyond enjoyment. They practised love making several times, as if they had been deprived of love, having an addiction for each others touch. “I love you Mia.” Alex sighed in pleasure as he wrapped his arms around her naked body. Mia gave a satisfied smile… “ditto”
Miles sat with Lauren on the bed, his arm was firmly around her whilst his lips didn’t dare to leave her aura. “Wouldn’t you prefer not to be tied down to someone Miles?” Lauren pondered, looking up at him. “I haven’t been tied down for nearly 2/3 years, maybe I should give a relationship a go…” Miles paused…”If the sex is like that all the time, then I’m marrying you,alright?” “Thanks Miles…” Lauren gave a laugh and watched Miles’ fingers trace down her body. “Again?” Lauren sighed sarcastically. “I’m surprised you wanted me Miles, you go for the anorexic girls and here’s me being the average…” “You’re gorgeous. Anyway maybe I’ve matured..”“matured, my arse.” Miles looked at Lauren whilst putting his hand under the shirt she had acquired. “Round 3?” Miles gave a sexy smirk whilst positioning himself between Lauren’s thighs. Lauren wriggled trying to push herself away but they both knew what was going to happen and they both wanted it again and again. It was sex on tap.
Andy sat on the couch beside Eugene, they just sat, caressed and watched rubbish television. They never grew hungry, never grew thirsty, never grew lonely. They did not need to have sex to feel the love, neither did the other couples yet Eugene and andy, they had something. Something special were they could just sit knowing they loved each other and it stayed that way. Obviously, they made love, but there wasn’t that desperate need for sex every minute. They could wait. But when they did make love, it was mind blowing.
A few months went by and defying the odds all couples remained firmly in love… “Arctic Monkeys tour of Australia…” Mia read of Alex’s american branded fridge. “Do you have to go Al?” she said collecting a glass of orange juice she had poured not a second before and taking it through to an ill looking Alex in the bedroom. “the fans Mia, I must not let them down…” Alex croaked the words out. “The doctor said you should rest your throat as your tonsillitis can be dangerous to the vocal chords…” Mia replied running her cold hands through Alex’s sweat soaked hair. Her lips touched his nose as she took a seat beside him on the bed, handing him the orange juice. “Take this love, soothe your throat and give you the vitamins?” Mia laughed at herself taking on the motherly role of looking after her man. “I love you Mia, my darling.” Alex managed to spit out before starting another coughing fit.
Lauren sat at the breakfast bar of Miles’ apartment, she’d taken up what seemed to be permanent residence within the Kane household these days. Two cups of tea sat in front of her, she looked deeply into the one that was placed closest and her eyes drifted away, she’d been feeling so tired recently, not to mention the dizzy and sickness spells. Some days she’d eat but others, her stomach simply could not hold her daily intake. Strolling in, Miles appeared looking dapper in his leather pants and striped t-shirt. “I thought you said you were cutting down baby?” Miles joked whilst wrapping his arms around her. “hmm” Lauren replied, her eyes were shut, blocking any light that dared pass through. “What’s wrong Lauren? You haven’t been yourself lately…” Miles crouched down beside her holding her hand. “I must have caught a cold off someone at work or at the gig a few weeks ago.” She sighed as her words slowly dropped out of her mouth. “Maybe, it’s going round, Al’s got tonsillitis, maybe it’s a strain of that… I’ll go phone the doc…” “No, don’t miles, please.” Lauren interrupted while trying to get up - she sat back down after several attempts. “I’ll stay in today Miles, have a great time with Andy, Mia and the guys, okay?” Miles took a seat and looked deeply in Lauren’s eyes. “Are you going to tell me what’s really up?” He held her hand tightly and never let go. He wanted to make sure she knew he was there, she could talk to him, she could rely on him and that he would stay true to her. Lauren dropped her head down slightly, taking her time to think of what to say to Miles. Words ran through her mind creating her brain to go into overdrive. Breaking down in floods of tears, the size of the river amazon. “I’m.. so sorry” Lauren gasped between the tears and frustration. Her face went red with embarrassment and she used the last bit of strength she had left to get up and struggle to the bathroom. Miles sat there, dazed and confused, he wanted, he needed to help Lauren. His hand brushed over his eyes and his face. He contemplated every single detail in his head over and over again. Spontaneously, Miles stood up and sprinted towards the bathroom and found Lauren propped up against the bathtub. “Lauren, what is it, please tell me, I’ll be here for you, through everything. I’m here, tell me please, I want to help” he held on to her with all his heart. Lauren inhaled deeply and let the words flow out of her mouth…”I’ve missed my period, Miles. Twice.”
“Are you ready for today Eugene?!” Andy said packing the rest of their packed lunch. “You’re so adorable my love” Eugene replied sneaking up behind Andy, kissing her neck slowly and wrapping his warm arms around her. “Would you like an apple?” Andy said teasing Eugene with a knife. Giggling he picked her up, kissing every inch of Andy, he made sure she felt adored. “Care to travel to the love nest Mrs Mcguinness?” Eugene played with Andy, making her giggle and become intoxicated with the love and hilarity of her Eugene. “Where is my kiss first?” Andy toyed around with the idea that Eugene would do anything she asked. He kissed her…”And what do you say Eugene?” “I love you Andy…” Eugene grew restless, still carrying his beautiful girl, he starts to walk slowly into the bedroom, ignoring Andy’s little kisses and jibes. He placed her down carefully on the four poster bed, delicately kissing her curves and petit figure. “You are the most beautiful woman in the world..” Eugene said slowly pulling Andy upon his lap. They kiss longingly and their tongues intermingle, wanting more and more, they get desperate. “Are you ready?” Eugene asks with a sexy smirk growing across his cute face. Andy let out a series of loud moans as she pushes down onto her man. Eugene was always careful, he didn’t want to hurt the most precious thing in his life.
“You sure you’re still up for going today Al?” Mia called from the kitchen packing a little picnic feast for Alex and herself. Alex walked out of the bathroom with his hair perfectly combed back and slick, as always. “You look wonderful” Alex said sounding considerably better in health compared to earlier on that day. Mia turned round holding a box of strawberries…”See, the vitamin c helped…” the couple started giggling, their laughter carrie through the building. Everything seemed bright and perfect. Alex did his impression of a drunken walk over to Mia, taking the strawberries out of her hand, placing the box down upon the kitchen top while placing one hand around Mia’s hip. They start dancing ridiculously whilst Alex sang she’s thunderstorms. “MIND!” Mia screeched… “What bitch?” “Your voice Al, be careful. You want to be able to make a living and beautiful records? Shut up then.” Mia smiled as she told Alex off. He enjoyed the dominance for once, It was sexy.
“What? Is there a…oh god.” Miles went a shade of green. “See, Miles, you don’t want this…” Lauren sighed turning away, “Have you done a test?” Miles asked still shocked of what his actions had created. “Yes, I’ve done several.” “Why didn’t you tell me?!” Miles stood up holding his head in his hands, pacing in an out of the room. Lauren kept her head held down. She knew she had done wrong by not telling him, lifting herself up she went to touch Miles’ arm. “I could do with the doctors now, Miles, please.” Miles looked as if he was about to cry, searching for the phone his eyes grew restless and he lit a cigarette while he booked an appointment for Lauren. Once he’d finished he sat and held Lauren’s hand. “I love you Lauren, I’m sorry I have done this to you.” Lauren looked up sharply and searched his face in desperation, she felt angry for making him feel as if it was his fault for this. “Miles, don’t ever fucking blame yourself! It’s my fault, I should have found out sooner so we had more options, I understand if this is too much, I won’t have any money off you, I’ll leave and you don’t have to worry anymore.” Lauren placed her head in her hands. “Lauren, I’m not leaving you. I love you woman and if we’ve done this then we will have it and we’ll be together. Nothing will hurt you again, ok?” Miles took a relieved breath and smiled, helping Lauren up he whispered “Let’s get you off to see The Dr, baby.”
Eugene and Andy were collapsed upon the bed…”Do we really have to go today?” Andy sighed, rolling over to find Eugene’s eyes closed with a content smile upon his face. “We should, we promised the guys…ooh I have a message…” Eugene sat up to find one unread message from Miles lighting up his phone, he read it out so Andy could hear. “Sorry mate, had to go the doctors with Lauren, reschedule? M” He smiled towards Andy, putting his phone down and enticing her in to his touch. “I wonder why Lauren’s gone the doctors?” “Hmm, she’ll be fine” Eugene replied, trying to make Andy feel at ease and her to be ready to make something special with him. Andy’s smile could light 10billion rooms as far as Eugene was concerned, it was absolutely gorgeous, but, not as beautiful as the woman that beheld the smile. Andy took Eugene by the hand and pulled him to the middle of the bed. “What are you doing?” Eugene smiled as the words left his mouth, they dripped along the bed, crawled up Andy’s body and ran into her ear. Her body shivered as her ears tingled from the out of body experience Eugene’s simple words had given her.
“Just got a call off Miles, hang on love…” Alex said climbing off the sofa and wandering towards the kitchen. Mia sat and watched the programme, bored out of her mind but happy all the same. 5 minutes had passed and Alex returned with an unusually pale face but it contained a smile. “Everything ok?” Mia asked engulfed sarcastically in the programme. “Yeah, yeah. Just saying he can’t make it later.” “WHAT?! I’ve packed everything, Lauren promised me she’d be there, Andy and I haven’t seen her in weeks and she can’t make it again.” Mia, completely cheesed off, got up and went to make herself a drink whilst trying to phone Lauren. “Oh she would have her phone off, bitch. Urgh.” Mia frustratedly muttered to herself.
They walked to the doctors, Miles had made Lauren eat something just to get her energy up. He guided her up the stairs of the surgery being extra cautious of her. “Miles, I’m not a delicate doll, I’m a tough as nails, I can do it myself.” Lauren inhaled and used all her strength to push herself to walk without pausing, managing to check herself in and sit down. But nothing went under the Miles radar.. “Are you sure you’re okay?” “ye-” “Lauren Jones? The doctor will see you now.” Lauren’s heart sunk and she looked at Miles for guidance. He stood up, holding her hand he took her through to the doctors room. She was a welcoming doctor, she gave Lauren all the appropriate tests, advice and answered anything Lauren tried to put towards her. Miles sat bewildered. “Are you looking forward to becoming a dad?” the doctor asked Miles and he swallowed, taking a deep breath “Congratulations, you’re 2 months pregnant Lauren!” The doctor greeted Lauren with the news. Lauren knew, but she was worried about Miles, she looked at him and realised what she was going to put him through. He’s a legend. Selling out shows, girls throwing themselves at him. He doesn’t need some woman tying him down. “Urm, thank you, I’ll make that other appointment you said, see you soon.” Lauren stood up, Miles followed, emotionless. They walked slowly out of the doctors surgery and went to open the car. “Miles, you don’t have to do this. You knocked me up, you can go. I understand…” Miles took her body towards his and placed his hand upon Lauren’s stomach..”Stop, it’s a big step Lauren, I’m just getting used to it, I know how much I need you, you need me and how much we both need this little one right here.”
“Should we get a takeaway for tea Eug?” Andy pondered sitting upon the beside cabinet watching Eugene sort out his hair in the bedroom mirror. “Miles has just asked us round for dinner if your interested?” Eugene asked feeling rather fed up of Miles’ constant changes and rescheduling. “He has something to tell us.” Andy looked at Eugene…”I’ll go if you go baby?” Eugene smiled and that was as good as any answer he could’ve given. Andy gracefully jumped down from the cabinet and skipped over to her wardrobe, attempting to pick out an outfit which would stun Eugene, it was almost impossible to make Eugene love Andy even more. She was always on his mind and he noticed every minuet change that Andy made to herself. “You’ll look beautiful- as always.” He whispered, the words sunk inside her ears and she rocked her head back, letting it rest upon Eugene’s chest. Wrapping his fingers around hers, he kissed her neck repeatedly. “Eugene…” she gasped as her drifted further down her body. “…Stop, we have to g…” Andy stopped herself from carrying on, Eugene was still going to do what he wanted.
Mia and Al drove to the restaurant full of wonder and despair. “I mean… If they had to go to the doctors… Surely, Lauren isn’t well enough to be out tonight” Mia asked Alex in the car. “Maybe it’s women’s troubles or something, who cares anyway, it’s probably nothing. Just good of them to arrange this instead eh?” Al replied, focusing on the road while glancing at his Mia - several times. The car pulled in to the car park, “Remember when we got that Chinese a few months back Al and we had sex for the first time…” “Hmm, I remember it well gorgeous” Alex remembered whilst parking the car in the designated space. He reached for the keys and turned the engine off, before putting his hand upon Mia’s thigh, caressing her hips and moving further up her body. “Al… We’d better get inside…” Mia sighed as she gave a deep, loving kiss upon his forehead. Alex gave a huff and managed to steal one last kiss of his Mia.
Miles pulled a chair out for Lauren and made sure she was comfortable in the surroundings. “You don’t have to make me feel like this Miles, love.” Lauren told him, holding his hand, their eyes met and he reached over to kiss her. “What? I want to make you feel loved because… You’re loved!” Miles said after the kiss, gently pushing some hair off of Lauren’s face. Alex saw Miles first and waved. Miles greeted Al with a hug and greeted Mia with a kiss on each cheek. Lauren started to stand up when Miles rushed to assist her. “I’m fine Miles, I’m only 2 months gone, I’m not ready to drop…” She whispered to him and he automatically stepped aside, still watching how she coped with the sudden movement. She greeted the couple with smiles, hugs and kisses on each cheek, asking if they were both ok in the process. Everyone was content, but still waiting on Eugene and Andy… “Where could they have got to eh?” Miles joked with Alex, thinking about a dirty joke to conjure up nonetheless… “Are you ok Lauren? Have you heard from Andy recently? Where did you go this morning?” Mia fired question at an already dazed Lauren…”Urmmm, I’ve not spoken to her since last week,oh I just went to the doctors for a check up, i’m fine thank you, how about yourself?” Lauren tried her best to brush the questions aside. “Want a drink ladies?” “Can I just have water please?” Lauren asked Miles and Al…”Jesus Lauren, it’s a night out, have a proper drink!” Al said curious as to why she only asked for water, which made Miles bite his lip, realising why she couldn’t have an alcoholic beverage. “Oh, I’m cutting down, I’m trying to detox Al…” She lied through her teeth, knowing she couldn’t pull it off any longer, but the plan of action was ready and waiting for the news to be announced.
Mia looked at Lauren, you could see the deliberating going on around her mind. Trying to make her stop Lauren asked how things with Al were going. “oh Lauren, they’re a dream, he’s so loving, cautious and argh, he’s mine!” “How’s his tonsillitis been? Miles has been worried himself.” “Its been getting better, we found some neck massages which are meant to relieve the strain on the vocal chords, we tried them out but we ended up doing something completely different..” Mia answered her laughing and joking. She couldn’t help but giggle, Mia and Andy were two of Lauren’s greatest friends, she’d known them for a while now and she felt she could confide in them both. “Mia…” “yes Lauren, tell me what’s wrong please.” “I’m p..” “HELLO girlies!” Andy popped up behind them, scaring them in the process. “Hey Andy! Eugene!” Mia said jumping up straight a way, Lauren followed only slower in her approach to the action. “Miles and Al are at the bar Eug, if you are looking for them!” Lauren smiled as she greeted him. Eugene thanked her and walked over to the bar to greet the lads. “You alright Lauren?” Andy asked pulling in her chair and sitting closely between the two girls. “You were just going to tell me weren’t you Lauren?” Mia questioned, leaning further In towards her, Andy mimicked the action. “I’m… Pregnant.” Sighing, she tipped her head down, feeling ready to cry. Both Mia and Andy turned suddenly to look at each other. “Gosh! Lauren! Congratulations! How are you feeling about it love?” Andy was the first to speak, Mia kept the shocked expression on her face. “I’m not completely sure Andy, is it too soon? I adore Miles but I feel as if I am tying him down.” She looked up, finally feeling as if everything was going to be ok. “Miles is a 25 year old man, nearly 26. Teenagers are having kids these days. It’s a perfect age. It’s not as if he won’t be able to tour or anything. You’ll give him his freedom.” Andy helped Lauren feel so much more comfortable. Mia got up and sat beside her, holding her hand, “You’ll be such a good mum Lauren, just look at how Miles looks at you, he needs you, he’s even said that to Al. This is perfect.”
“You gonna tell us why you’re so happy mate?” Alex asked poking Miles in the arm with the top of his beer bottle. Laughing Miles turned to both of his mates. “You’ll never believe this man, but… I’m gonna be a dad.” Miles blurted out forgetting how he was going to wait with Lauren and tell them together. “Fuck Miles! You alright about it?” Eugene asked gobsmacked by his revelation. “Yeah, i wasn’t ready but I’ve thought ‘bout it and it seems right. I love that girl..” pointing towards Lauren, miles carried on…”She loves me, so why not, a baby will be perfect for us.” “Have you gone fucking mental Miles?!” Alex confronted him looking stressed. “Cool it Al…” Eugene strained giving Al a look which made him back down. “Sorry man, just, don’t want to lose you. You know?” Al gave Miles a bear hug and patted his back. “You’ll never lose me, we’ll have a new member of our group… maybe!” “it could be a girl…” “I figured that after I said it…” The lads all laughed, and brought some drinks over to the girls.
“Miles, i’m sorry… I’ve told them…” Lauren whispered into his ear. “Don’t worry beautiful, I couldn’t keep it in either…” “To Lauren and Miles and their offspring!” Alex cheered as they raised their glasses, laughter and joking filled the pleasant air around them. For the first time that day, Miles and Lauren really felt that they were doing the right thing and they had those special people that could be relied upon in any situation. They’d all had a wonderful night, everything had gone perfectly. “Want another man?” “No Al, better not, got to drive me and my missus home haven’t I, I’ve had a top night man, love you, you know that.” Miles put his arm around Al and gave him a peck on the cheek. “A bit gay there Miles” “Just thanks. I know you probably think this kid will change me, you won’t see a different me, just different towards women. I guess. Still the old Miles here.” Miles winked and Eugene walked over, “Top night lads, had a great laugh, you all sorted for Australia then?!” Miles’ head spun he couldn’t leave Lauren alone by herself, in England, pregnant. “Yeah, yeah, gonna be great!” “Lauren coming?” “I think so…not sure yet, see how she’s feeling.” Miles and Lauren hadn’t even discussed this. Fuck. “Better be off then, thanks again lads, see you soon!” “Bye Eug!” Al and Miles shouted and waved as he and Andy left the restaurant. “I’d better get going…” “yeah, me too.” “Heavy stuff tonight Miles mate.” “I know, I’m happy though.” “That’s the main thing man, ok? Right ring me if you need to get away yeah?” “Sure brother, love ya” “Love you too Miles, Bye Lauren love!” Lauren smiled and gave a gentle wave. “You be careful now Lauren.” “Mia, I’ll be fine, I’ll ring you if I need anything. Promise.” Mia waved to Lauren and she and Al left the restaurant leaving Miles and Lauren alone once again.
“Come here beautiful.” Miles pulled her tightly close…”I love you, you know that.” “I love you more Miles.” Lauren smiled then yawned, leaving miles to yawn too. “Let’s get home.” Miles kissed her forehead and cooly strolled out the restaurant with Lauren on his arm. Opening the car door for her, Miles lit a cigarette, “I’ll be two ticks, just gonna have a quick one.” Miles spoke to her in a protective way, he didn’t want to harm Lauren and more importantly his unborn child. His cigarette lasted approximately one minute and he made a hasty retreat to enter the car. “I love you” Lauren yawned as Miles entered the car. Turning the car keys, starting the engine, cue romantic music playing. “Move in with me Lauren? I mean, you practically live with me anyway and it saves money…” “You’re good at asking aren’t you…” “It’s not an ask, it’s an order…” “Oh is it..” they continued to joke with each other, making them feel at ease and loved. “Of course I’ll move in with you Miles.” “We should buy a bigger place, we’re starting a family after all.” “You’ve really thought about this haven’t you?” She looked at Miles, studying his driving skills, his eye movements, his beautiful hands, his mouth. Everything about the man, she adored. “I thinks it’s a boy..” “You want a bet?” Glancing over Miles studied the woman he adored. Lauren was different from other relationships-not just because he got her pregnant, but he really understood love with her. There was no other emotions tied to this. That’s what made it special. “How are you feeling?” he asked, curious if any of the recent side affects had kicked in again. “I feel better now I’ve eaten, still a bit lightheaded… That’s probably just me though” Lauren smiled and looked down at her tummy. “It’s amazing isn’t it?” “huh?” “Making and having a baby grow inside you, whilst the making process is amazing… With you anyway Miles.” She looked out of the window, turning her head in embarrassment. ”It is amazing love, we’ve got a future star in your tummy, our baby eh…” Miles pulled into the car park near the apartments. He stopped the car and turned to face Lauren.
“Can you believe that, Lauren pregnant!” Mia said to Ex whilst lying next to him on the couch. “Hmm, it just shows we got to be careful eh?” Mia smiled and started to wrap her fingers around Al’s hair. “You should grow it long again baby” “You think?” “Yeah, I mean, you look gorgeous now, but maybe we should both go through a phase or something. Grow it al…” She grinned wildly at Al as he stared in despair. “Are you ok? You don’t look happy..” “Its just my face Mia!” Alex said, using one of his most famous quotes to date. “Do you think you’ll ever have kids Al?” Mia glanced up towards his beautiful face, Al looked down to meet with her eyes. “I guess, in the future though. I’m not ready… I don’t think Miles is either. I mean, he would prefer to have waited much longer but he seems settled with Lauren.” “Do you think they’ll keep it?” “They don’t really have a choice do they? I think they will. Lauren would never get rid of a baby, you can tell, she’s too nurturing… Motherly.” Alex stared down at the floor, he felt uneasy talking about his best friend and how he was to become a father. It seemed like a whole new topic of discussion.
“Andy, love, have you got a minute?” Eugene called from the living room, in which a mac book was set up. “Hmm, what is it?” She appeared with a towel wrapped around her after a shower which lasted 10 minutes. She wasn’t happy she stopped the shower, it was for Eugene though, she had to stop for her Eugene. “You’re all wet…” “I stopped my shower for you bitch, it better be good…” “hmm… I like it when you call me that.” “Eug, what do you need?” “It doesn’t matter now… You know… I think I need a shower.” He looked at Andy with those big blue eyes, they were perfection. She couldn’t refuse an offer like that. “I’m in first.” Andy gave a stern look and smiled, pulling Eugene of the couch with the look. He followed her towards the bathroom, then the phone rang. “Jesus. Who the fuck is this?” Andy whispered picking up the phone…”Eugene? It’s Nadine… Remember me?” “It’s for you Eugene. She’s called Nadine or some shit.” “What does she wa…”Andy pushed the phone into Eugene’s hands. She didn’t know who this girl was, what she wanted with Eugene, why did she say remember me? He was with her oh god. Andy’s thoughts danced like leaves floating up in the wind or snowflakes dripping to the ground. She got in the shower while Eugene ‘caught up’ with his previous flame. When she got out, Eugene was sat on the edge of the bed. Almost in tears. “what is it Eugene?” Andy sat down next to him, confused and upset herself.
Miles’ eyes had not left her since leaving the car. He needed to make sure she was ok but even he knew it was excessive. “Lauren… Do you want to come to Australia?” “Yes… But I thought it was your time away with the lads you know… So I’ll stay.” Miles looked at her carefully. “You want to go though…” “Yes. I do…” Lauren looked up and reached for Miles’ face, she touched it with her lips slowly. “I love you…” “I love you too baby, Mia and Andy are going so, you should.” Miles smiled at Lauren, he could light a room with that smile. She placed her hands around his neck. “If it makes you happy, yes, I’ll go hubby.” She smiled and Miles lifted her up… “We can still have sex right?” “Be careful and slow Miles…” She warned him and he knew, of course he had to be careful. He couldn’t harm any of his future family. He carried her into the bedroom and lay her down gracefully on the bed, he put a tape of more romantic music on and crept up beside her, kissing her body delicately. She wanted him so bad.
Alex flicked through the channels on the television set, nothing was on of interest. He picked up his guitar and started to play the song he’d written for Mia all those months ago. Mia was asleep upon the couch, her eyes were closed and her lips were slightly parted, she breathed deeply and carefully. He watched her as he played his song for her. Dreaming of him she fell deeper asleep, she held the blanket around her subconsciously, Al noticed this and smiled to himself.
Alex rested his guitar down beside him, taking Mia into his arms, he took her to the bedroom, putting his hands around her, he laid her head gently upon the pillow, being extremely gentle and careful with his love. He sat on the chair opposite the bed, rubbing his face in his hands he went through all the events that had occurred during that day. Miles’ words circled his head, he knew he’d change. Alex started to grow jealous of the life that was just growing. He did not want to feel the anger but all the times he tried to brush it aside, it came back, poisoning his mind, corrupting his thoughts. Al got out his cigarette pack and lit one, leaving Mia in the bed, alone. Walking out on the balcony he breathed the nights air as it caressed his body. Inhaling the toxic smoke he felt the blood rush through his veins, finally feeling alive.
“Nadine’s an old friend- from school.” “Do you love her?” “What? Andy? No! I love you!” “Oh, what did she want?” “She was just telling me about an other friend.” “Something wrong?” “Could say that” “Want to talk about it?” “No, it’s fine, what were we doing?” Andy looked at the floor and stood up, leaving Eugene on the bed. She walked in the kitchen, stressed out with everything that had gone on that night, that day. She screamed out in frustration, dropping her mug in the process. “Andy, what’s wrong?!” Eugene ran in to help her clean up the mess and comfort her in whatever was wrong.”Why can’t you tell me anything?” Andy looked up at Eugene in total despair. “Andy, I can, just calm down and I’ll tell you baby, ok?” Eugene helped pull her off of the floor and guided her to the sofa. “My mate’s setting this gig up for me and Nadine is the guys secretary- between you and me, his other half, along with his wife.” “Oh… Why couldn’t he phone you?” Andy felt a weight being lifted from her shoulders. Smiling, Eugene told her “He was probably on her…” they both burst out laughing, she knew Eugene could never lie to her. But when he never told her something she got paranoid. It was because Eugene was too good to be true, too perfect to not have faults.
Lauren rolled upon her side smiling at Miles with her eyes closed. He reached over and placed one of his famous kisses upon her lips. “Goodnight my darling.” his fingers ran through her hair, making it fall down past her shoulders. “Night night Miles, I love you.” within seconds she had fallen asleep and Miles whispered the three words to her, which created a subconscious, pleasant smile upon her face. Miles got up, reaching for a cigarette, he skipped over to the record player, placing a lee hazelwood album on and lighting his cigarette. He poured himself a glass of wine, sitting down he looked out his balcony and watched the people running around, keeping busy, even at 2am in the morning. Clubs would be pouring out, some still going, he would have been out if he didn’t have Lauren. He reflected on those parties him and Al used to hold in this apartment, his skin crawled at the amount of girls that’d been in the bed that Lauren was sleeping in. It didn’t feel right. Her having to share the bed he used to have sex with tons of girls before her. Didn’t even know the names of most of them- he thought.
“Morning baby…” Mia yawned expecting a sleepy Alex to be by her side. She held her arms out only to open her eyes and find Alex wasn’t there. “Al?” She called, slowly stepping out of bed and walking through the rooms of the apartment. A note was left upon the fridge… “Practise run with lads, won’t be long, al.” Looking down Mia felt her mind wander, so she poured herself a glass of orange and decided to text Lauren. “Has Miles gone to practise with arctics or has he spoken to Alex?” Mia sent the text, not falling short of a few kisses on the end of the message. While she waited for a reply she heard a knock on the door, she pondered towards the front door of the apartment, looking through the peephole she could see a strange looking man. She opened the door with hesitation. “Can I help you?” Mia looked desperately trying to find the face of this strange man. “Urm, Mia?” “Alex?!” ”You going to let me in?” Mia stepped back, opening the door, she revealed Al, in a disguise. “Why are you dressed like that Al?” “Well…” Alex took his hat off, revealing a new haircut. “Alex! You … Changed your hair?!” “it needs to grow a bit, but, took your advice… Changed it back…” “Alex! ” Mia screamed in amazement.
“Can I come out with you today?” Eugene sighed as he rubbed his eyes, “Baby, I have work…” Andy whined as she pulled on her shirt. “Please?” Eugene came up putting his hands tightly around her body. She pushed his arms away to pull on her skirt, “Eug, I really have to work alone today, its really busy.” Andy’s face grew a frown as she told him that he couldn’t spend the day with her, she hated to disappoint him. “I’ll make it up to you later…” she gave a cheeky smile which she knew drove Eugene crazy. The coffee machine sat by the kettle in the McGuinness kitchen, it purred away as Andy gave it an action. Once ready she took her coffee and sat reading the morning paper, she never was interested but she needed to know what was happening around the world. Eugene followed her movements, yet started flicking through his iPhone, instead of reading the paper. “I have to go my love…” the dreaded words popped out of her mouth like planes dropping bombs creating a scene of mass destruction in the front of Eugene’s mind. “O..ok hunny…back at the usual time?” he stuttered the words, falling short of any powerful emotion. Andy gave a slow nod, knowing the pain she was causing prolonging the leave. “I love you, see you after darling.” Quickly, she picked up keys, bag and purse from the sideboard “I love you too…” Eugene managed to say before holding the door as he gave a brisk goodbye, a kiss upon the cheek and a door slam later, he’s alone and lost for the day.
“Good morning love…” Miles said stroking her hair slowly, “Huh? Oh good morning Miles, have a nice sleep did you?” Lauren reached over to pull Miles into her grasp, he didn’t want to fall upon her so he picked her up within his arms, he gave her a massive kiss and held her tight, wary of the ever growing life inside her. Arctic Monkeys tour had flown by and everything was going so well. Miles had a great fan base in Australia, Lauren and the girls got to visit all the sights, go shopping and enjoy a holiday, stress free. You couldn’t complain. Miles had planned for some quality time, and there was an important engagement… A visit for a scan on a certain baby Kane. “Can you believe it Miles, it’s 6 months, I’m 6 months pregnant. I could possibly give birth now!” Lauren looked at her figure in the mirror, letting her hands stroll around her tummy, dancing her fingers above the bump. “It’s unbelievable baby, we should be getting that new bed today… Maybe some stuff for the little one too?” He came towards the mirror, placing his hands on top of hers, gaining power over how she moved them over her bulging stomach. He pecked her upon the cheek and grabbed as many little kisses that he could before she resisted and started to reply to his previous statement. “We should… Why are you so set on getting a new bed… What’s wrong with the one we have?” Lauren smiled touching Miles’ cheek slowly, letting a finger tease, dance and love his perfect face. “I just… It’s best if we get a new one, one which just you have been in..” “So that’s what this is about…the girls you’ve had here?” “In the past, not now, that’s why I want this. So it’s OUR bed.” Miles took her hand behind his back and cuddled her briefly before she let go to reach up to his face. “kiss me” he smiled and pulled out the smallest yet tenderest of kisses any human could imagine.
Mia looked around the room, she couldn’t find it anywhere. Alex was organising something, you could see it in his mannerisms but, he wouldn’t reveal to Mia what he was planning. She hated not knowing what was going to happen, yet, she loved a good surprise off her man.
“What on earth are you up too?” She asked, placing herself upon a chair, crossing one leg over the other and placing her head on her hand, eyes forever pressed against Al’s sudden moves and mutters. “You’re going mad. I knew you would eventually. It’s terrible.” He walked over and took her hand. “Can’t you just be quiet and wait for it Mia?” revealing a cheeky smile he told her to have a nice day and if she needed him all she had to do was just text him. He left. Walked out the door, leaving Mia completely in the dark. She had nothing to do. No-one to see. At a loose end, that’s where she was.
Andy had finished work for lunch at the normal time of 12pm. She had been rushed off of her feet, continuously running backwards and forwards for clients, she just wanted to be at home with Eugene, enjoying perfect solace and tranquility. Studying her watch she took the chance to run into the nearest supermarket, which happened to be Tesco, hopelessly finding herself running around yet again, trying to search for some lunch and something she could make for Eugene’s tea. She tilted her head to the side looking at the strange selection of vegetables in front of her and a hand touched her shoulder. Andy quickly turned to find Eugene behind her. Her eyes shifted between him and his basket. “What are you doing here Mr McGuinness?” smiling she kissed him in the middle of the isle, although it had occurred many times before, this kiss had to be the first real sign of passion any had occurred In the public eye. Eugene was an upcoming musician with sky high ambitions and Andy was his perfect other half, a high paid job, although, she wished she wasn’t there most of the time.”Excuse me.. Are you Eugene McGuinness?” He let go of Andy’s grasp to find a young teenage girl and her friend. “Yeah, i am..” Eugene smiled to the young girl who was also grinning, full of excitement. Andy laughed as she carried on shopping, leaving Eugene alone with the two giddy girls.
Her mind was blank and her feet were sore. She wished something exciting would happen between herself and Eugene. It was a lovely relationship but knowing Miles and Lauren were expecting a baby and Mia was going to get a surprise later on, she wanted more from this ordinary relationship. Something exciting.
“Lauren, are you ready to come in?” Lauren sat closely to Miles, refusing to move a millimetre away from his touch or reach. Miles stood up first and she followed slowly, forever in his shadow. “Can you lie here please?” the woman asked politely, as she welcomed them inside the room. She had a jolly face. A plump middle aged woman with dimples stuck firmly on her cheeks and the colour of red flushed through her skin tone fluently. “First baby, eh?” she grinned, directing the question at the already nervous Lauren. “Yeah, it’s our first…” Lauren turned her head towards miles, looking at him for comfort and warmth. He gave her the smile she hoped for and gave her his hand. She had his word too, although it was not audible. ”Right, let’s begin then, are you excited daddy?” the woman then proceeded to question Miles on the matter of the child. He nodded focusing his eyes upon the screen that revealed his beautiful child… “Oh, that’s strange. Bare with me two minutes.” “Wha.. What’s wrong?” Lauren questioned immediately waiting for a response whilst the woman scurried outside, returning with another woman, a second opinion. ”Yes, you’re right!” the second woman replied smiling at the couple, hurrying back out of the room. “Are you going to tell us what is going on?!” “Calm down Miles, they’ll tell us…” Lauren hushed him as he was about to abrupt. “There’s two heartbeats…” “Our baby has two hearts?!” Miles spoke without thinking whilst Lauren took a deep breath in. “Seriously? Twins? You have to be kidding, pulling my leg.” Lauren sighed as her head rolled to the side. “You have two beautiful babies inside you Lauren, look..” the woman pointed out a faint line behind the prominent baby shape in the front. There was baby number one and baby number two. Miles sat back in his chair, closing his eyes with the shock. “I thought you looked bigger than you should for how many months gone you were… This just explains why.” “Why didn’t anyone spot anything sooner?” “The babies were good at hiding, it happens. It’s lucky, apparently.” the woman gave another smile making Lauren feel the need to punch her right in the face, as Lauren dazed off imagining the joy she’d achieve by drop kicking the nurse, Miles sat still and stared at the screen, bewildered by his children, his babies. “Does this effect anything?” he asked engulfed within the image still. “Nope, it shouldn’t… May be a bit hard to find out the sex of both children… If you wanted to know…” looking at his girlfriend he smiled at her and whispered in her ear. “Do you want to know?”“Let’s keep it a surprise baby…” she replied looking deep within his eyes. He kissed her head relaying the message to the woman. “Ok then, you can sit up and clean yourself up, whilst I get these pictures for you!” Lauren gave a fake smile, still wanting to give the woman some harm.
Alex had invited his parents round for dinner… Unbeknownst to Mia, whom was catering for them. She avoided most of the talking by making the excuse to run back to the kitchen. “My darling, Mia. Here are some ingredients and a recipe, use this for my parents, I’ll be back soon, love Al” Mia mumbled the note under her breath as she opened the fridge door. “I’ll fucking kill him.” she muttered as she found the milk without the lid on, pasta in the fridge and all the sauce jars were spread to the side to make room for the champagne, which should have been left to breathe. She smirked as a text lit up her phone, from Al: Sorry, it’ll be worth it… Hopefully. Champagne in fridge, I’ll have a glass, Love Al xx. Mia’s facial expression changed as she realised what the Turners were expecting from her. One day, she could be Mrs Turner and she’d need to prove herself to be worthy- she didn’t know of the love the family already beheld for her. Once she had started the cooking everything went smoothly. Alex returned acting shifty, a bit more so than the morning. His parents noted this and questioned him. He kept it under-wraps, telling a lie about being unsure about a track he had written for a possible future album. Al had made Mia sit at the head of the table and he waited on her, a bit ironic when she had just cooked the meal for him and his parents. “Al, can I have a top up…” “not yet love, come in here for a second…” he called from the bedroom. “Your parents are still in the living room…” “Are they? Are you sure?” “What are you planning Al?” he pulled out his guitar and sat her on the bed. Which may be a good time to mention the bed was laced in rose petals, red, white and pink, they surrounded the candle lit room, complimenting the whole room and, Mia. They complimented Mia, everything she’d done for Alex, he wanted to repay her. “Tomorrow I’ll be quicker, I’ll stare into the strobe light flicker and afloat I’ll stay, but I’m quite alright, hiding today.” He started to sing a beautiful song, his words flew like birds circling their nest, dreamy and soft, the rough edges were soothed by the tone of his voice and the strings of his guitar. His voice passionately fell upon the young night, oficialising her everlasting undying love for Alex. “Marry me?”
Jamie came inside the office after her lunch break, conveniently catching her at her only free moment… “Andy, would you be able to help me with something? I need a PR for this football thing I promised I’d do, can you do it for me? Please?” As she wasn’t too busy this afternoon and her office consisted of her, a desk, 4 blank walls and a door, she agreed. Any new face would bring out the colours. “So what could I help you with?” she asked him, slowly looking down at the picture of Eugene on the desk. “Sorry, I should have asked, are you and Eug ok?” “Yeah, of course we are, two peas in a pod we are.” she smiled taking her eyes off of the computer. “First I need help with…” he leant over and kissed her. Andy tingled inside, she should have pulled away. She loved Eugene, not Jamie, she didn’t even know Jamie too well. It was only through Eugene that she spoke to him. “Don’t…” he pulled her up from the chair and placed her upon the desk. Gasping for air Andy didn’t want to carry on, her mind focused none stop of him, Eugene, throughout the ordeal. She looked at her thighs, the marks betrayed her. Her head swooned. Jamie rejected her struggles by furiously kissing her, declining any real emotion to be felt,touching her gently but at the same time, dangerously. Her words couldn’t form, her lips couldn’t open. Screams for help couldn’t be heard anyway, the room was secluded. Her wrists twisted within the pain and crushed while struggling violently. Jamie pushed her down, holding her there for a few minutes, before attacking her mouth for one more ferocious time. He left the room, calmly running his hand through his hair, smiling.
Miles sat down next to Lauren, handing her a tray of their favourite indian takeaway. “Oh miles, I’m really not hungry…” “Try some of it, You have two babies now…” He smiled touching her stomach gently as he tucked into his curry. They sat cuddled upon the sofa, Miles had cut down his cigarette intake but still needed one with his wine and when he found out his was going to have twins. He looked at Lauren’s neck, he loved the curve that was noticeable once her hair has been brushed aside. Studying her lips he noticed her every little detail. Focusing on things he had taken for granted. “I’m sorry Lauren.” “What? Why are you sorry?” she turned her head back leaning upon his chest, resting her head upon his shoulder. “I just am. If I’d used… Protection.. Then we wouldn’t be sitting here with twins inside you and…” “Maybe, if you hadn’t used protection, another girl would be in my place, different to the other girl you may have had the night before. You may not have ever settled down, change your ways…” Miles lay back onto the couch, processing the things Lauren said to him. Making him feel wanted and he appreciated the woman lying on him, the babies inside her, the home he lived in. Everything. He appreciated. “I’m happy at last Baby, you’re right. Without one mistake, you wouldn’t be with me, I would have messed that one up myself.” Lauren smiled at his sudden apprehension. Her hand reached up and kissed his cheek. It was perfect, until, she felt the violent kicking.
“What?” Mia looked down at this helpless man, kneeling in front of her. “marry me?” “don’t fuck with me Al…” Alex stared up at his girlfriend, desperately trying to make her see he was genuine. “Mia, I love you and right now, I’ve never felt this way about anyone. You make everything so right when it could be all wrong, I smile when I’m sad because you’re there, writing music is a total challenge because all I do is describe you. I need you. So, become my wife, be Mrs Turner, please?” He pleaded his case towards her, her mind swooned and birds collected around her mind like an art collaboration. She couldn’t believe it. It’s a dream. It has to be. Mia’s eyes started to water and Al panicked, he stepped up to give her a cuddle. “I love you…” she whispered. He stepped back, she nodded. He knew, that moment on, she felt the same and this is what dreams were made of. Alex Turner.
She sat crying. Behind the door she had locked. Her hands shook with fury, “How could I let this happen?” She muttered in anger and threw her head against the door. Work wasn’t needed, she felt unwanted. Standing up slowly Andy pulled herself towards the door, trying desperately to stay calm and walk to the bathroom. She locked the door so no-one could disturb her. Andy studied the bruises upon her thigh, other finger marks planted on her body, which felt marked forever. Head spinning, she sat down on the floor looking at the marks upon her arm, pain rushed through her veins trickling through the memory of Jamie’s deceit. “Eugene’s gonna find out…” mumbling to herself she heard a knock a the door. “Hello? Hello? Andy is that you?” Andy tilted her head to the side wanting to scream, to cry, to hurt Jamie in some twisted, sick way like he did to her. Footsteps were heard fading away, they’d gone. Now was her chance to get home and clean, trying hopelessly to move quickly she ached all over. Her heart ached the most.
“Can you feel that Miles?” Lauren pulled Miles’ weary hand towards their bump and let him feel his babies movements. Smiling he reached his head round to kiss her passionately, keeping his hand firmly attached to the bump. “Have I ever told you how much I love you?” “Miles, don’t go gooey on me now…” Lauren warned him, pointing her finger towards his nose, tapping it gently. “I love you loads, I’m not going mushy, I want to have your babies…” “Too late, i’m having yours.” Lauren grinned like a Cheshire cat and stood up slowly to reach the chiming telephone. “Hello! Lauren its Mia!” Mia told Lauren of the wonderful night she had, the way she had never felt so in love with anyone, he proposed perfectly on one knee, ring in hand, guitar at the ready and how he wrote hiding tonight for her. Even Lauren’s head was swooning at the end of it. “Aww Mia! You’re engaged! To Alex Turner! And I’m…” “You’re what?How did the scan go?” “I’m expecting Miles Kane’s twins…” “FUCK LAUREN TWINS?!” Mia shouted down the phone not sure what she wanted to do or act like. “I shouldn’t have told you… Miles and I were gonna both tell you because we missed out telling you about the pregnancy…” “I won’t tell a soul” - by a soul she meant no-one else apart from Alex. “Don’t you dare tell Al…” “I wouldn’t dream of it…” Mia giggled down the phone. They said their goodbyes and Lauren waltzed back into the living room and stood with her hands behind her back. Miles walked towards her and touched her. “You can’t keep away, can you daddy?” She smiled, enticing him in tactfully. Miles made a roaring noise and carried on to pursue his mission of loving his girlfriend.
Mia walked over to an exhausted Alex of whom was spread across the bed. “Hello gorgeous.” smiled Alex as he purred with his eyes firmly shut. He reached around for her until she crept into his arms. “I can’t believe you chose me.” Mia sighed running her hand through Alex’s now long hair. His left eye opened while the right eye remained shut, he pulled an amazed face and closed his eye again. “I told you earlier, I love you.” “When is it going to happen?” “whenever you want.” “can I decide most of it?” “I will help… But.. I’ve sorted out our first dance song already so don’t do anything.” “hmm, what are you up to Al?” once again his eye opened, then he revealed a cheeky grin from under his tired image. “Damn you Al and your surprises!” Mia joked, jostling around in his touch. She smiled as his touch grew fonder and lovingly.
Andy stumbled in to Eugene’s apartment. He’d left a note on the kitchen fridge, she never saw it. Her arms threw themselves down upon the table, she repeatedly hit, kicked and punched anything she could find. Her frustration leaked from her veins, anger poured from her eyes, she wanted to hide yet, screaming was what she needed to do. Her feet ran towards the bedroom, shaking she ran herself a warm bath, collapsing upon the floor like a ton of bricks. She couldn’t tell Eugene, not now. He’d hate her, she’d betrayed him. She had forgotten it takes two to tango. In this case, Jamie was two people in one. Her hand trembled at the thought of his touch, it was so wrong but it felt so right. How could she think this, how could she possibly think like this when Eugene is her love, her life. She lifted herself gently off the floor, guiding her hand across the bath. Her clothes dropped to the floor as she got in. It hurt. Her facial expressions hurt. Everything hurt. “Having a bath are we?” Jamie smiled as he swung Andy’s keys round his fingers, watching her with sadistic pleasure.
“You never guess what…” “What?” Miles acted all shocked as he took the mick out of Lauren, mimicking her moves and facial expressions. “Mia and Alex are getting married!” Lauren announced curling his fingers around hers. Miles went a shade of green. “Oh.. I knew he wanted to do it bu.. Wow.” he stared down at his hands fixated within hers. “Are you ok? Miles, you won’t lose him you know, he loves you, you’re like brothers you too!” Lauren smiled at a seemingly upset Miles, trying to give him comfort. “How do you think he felt about these?” she pointed towards her stomach “huh? I’m sure he felt the same as you do now. Everything will be fine, promise.” She kissed his head, pulling her hands through his hair once more before he planted a passionate kiss upon her lips.
Her feet dragged to the kitchen as she woke up slowly. Yawning, Mia reached for the coffee upon the side of the kitchen cabinet. “Al, want a coffee?” she sleepily shouted towards the living room. “I’m ok thank you love!” Alex replied smiling to himself whilst looking at the photographic memories placed upon the walls of his minimalistic flat. Pouring the water, she looked up and found herself about to fall asleep again. Last night she and Alex had arranged quite a bit of the wedding with Miles… Of whom was helping with the festivities. The planning had caused her exhausted feelings to be brought to the surface and tonight, Arctic monkeys were performing a one off show with Miles Kane, after having a bit of time off from touring - another reason for her to catch up on some much needed sleep. Picking up the spoon, her hand traced the flowery pattern upon the handle, she dived it into the sugar bowl, causing many tiny grains of sugar to escape around the miniature bowl. She lifted the spoon of sugar into her cup of coffee, dropping it slowly in an stirring for many seconds, her eyes dazed in and out of focus, expressing her tiredness, yet her mind was blank.
Andy woke in a panic. She hadn’t been right since the first occurrence with Jamie. Her mind was not able to feel appreciated. Eugene was so busy with his music he had only a brief period of time to devote to her. The only other ‘man’ that showed her attention was Jamie. Attention which she didn’t want, but couldn’t stop craving. Her mind twisted like roots of a tree, crushing the earth around it, sucking up all the goodness, leaving the dark, remote bad earth to surround it. “Right gorgeous, I shall have to be off!” Eugene huffed as he picked up his overnight bag and went to kiss Andy. Her body flinched at the tender touch but she managed to conceal this flinching motion from him. Biting her lip she accepted his touch, telling herself he was ok. It was Eugene. He wouldn’t dare lay a finger upon her. The kiss was followed by the noise of a door slamming and she slowly sat up, trying to weigh out her options, she couldn’t leave the house… He’d find her. They changed the locks on the doors because ‘Andy had lost her keys’, maybe she was safe. “Don’t speak to soon honey.”
Miles smiled at his reflection in the mirror, feeling prepared for what was arriving today. But was he really prepared, for every eventuality? Lauren was perched upon the couch, holding their bump solidly within her arms. She was 8 months and 3/4’s of the way through her pregnancy, the babies could come at any present minute if they wanted, but they had shown no sign of wanting to greet the world as of yet. Her hands gliding smoothly around her stomach as she watched Miles adjust several strands of his hair. “I’ll go and do your bag for you Miles…” Lauren yawned slowly, peeling off the couch carefully, trying not to make any sharp movements. “No, I’ll take care of that love…” “Miles, let me, please, I’m fed up resting, what am I supposed to do, resting or no resting they’re gonna come” she smiled taking his hand in hers. “Ok, be careful though.” Miles warned her as his lips touched her forehead. With a smile she waddled into the bedroom whilst Miles’ eyes studied her every move, being ever protective of her. She picked up Miles’ bag, of which he took to gigs, and placed a spare change of clothing, a towel, spare lighter, cigarettes, aftershave and a few other essentials Miles may need later on inside it.
“Gonna be a good’un tonight!” Alex expressed whilst giving Mia a loving, tender hug, caressing her body gently. He kissed her side profile as she slowly slid into ecstasy. Her eyes closed shut as she felt as if she’d fallen deeply asleep within his arms. All emotion drew from her face as her head slipped back upon his shoulder, his hands slipped down her waist as she inhaled, taking in the strong smell of cigarettes and aftershave. Her hands joined his after travelling down the same route as his before, pushing herself away, only to turn round and find herself back within his touch, his caress. “You sure about this? How’s your throat feeling?” Mia timidly whispered to Alex, making sure he was in good condition before he embarked on stage with Miles, once more.
Andy slowly turned to reveal her favourite worst nightmare. “Jamie…do..” She paused watching him carefully, breathing heavily she sat down, placing one leg upon the other, keeping her eyes pressed against Jamie’s body as it moved closer. “You can’t keep doing this.” “You know what I don’t get Andy…” Jamie grabbed her wrist looking into her eyes, with his. “You never try to stop me. You enjoy this.” Andy jolted with the shock of the revelation. It was true, she knew what Jamie was doing was deceitful, wrong and completely unacceptable but she enjoyed it. She enjoyed the danger and the secrets. Even though it would ruin her perfect relationship with Eugene. “So…” Jamie started, he took both her arms and didn’t have to do much more, Andy knew what she wanted, she was going to get it for herself.
“I’ve packed your bag… You know the one you should have done a few weeks ago…” Miles called, carrying a bag from the bedroom out into the hallway. “baby bag..” “I was going…to do that…” Miles looked at Lauren grinning at her stubbornness and how she tried to cover up for her obvious memory loss. 30 minutes passed and Miles’ show loomed like fog dancing upon a moor. He was ecstatic, of course he was, something wasn’t right, something was looming, ready to pounce yet Miles’ apprehension was dusted over to enjoy the high feeling he was on. Lauren sat silently, hand upon tummy, eyes upon the television screen, the pains had been frequent, but this pain was past in thought,classed under the babies movements. Nothing too severe. “You all set?” Miles looked at her, unsure of his decision to take his pregnant girlfriend to the gig. “Will you be ok?” “Let me answer the first question Miles before you ask another eh?” Lauren smiled, getting up and poking him in the waist, continuously making Miles smile in the process. Miles picked up the bags and started to stroll to the car, Lauren followed, picked up the keys and slammed the door behind her.
Taking Mia’s hand, Al guided her to a chair and handed her a large, warm cup of tea. They sat in silence, studying the handle and the curve of the mug with their hands, their fingers traced the intricate patterns upon the cup until they both gazed up in sync and smiled. “Tired, eh love?” Alex grinned holding his hand out towards Mia’s face, pushing back the excess hair upon her face. “Just slightly.” she yawned whilst trying to keep her gaze in time with is. “We better start getting off shouldn’t we?” Mia sighed as she went to place her cup in the kitchen sink. Hands pushed around her waist, holding to the subtle curves and love that Mia’s body oosed out in the bucket loads. “Al… You got everything?” Mia closed her eyes in lust, tilting her head back upon his shoulder. “Mhm…” Alex put his hands around her neck, lifting her to touch his lips. “…Let’s go then eh!” He said taking her hand and his bag towards their transportation.
“You have to go…” Andy sighed looking towards Jamie as he started to put his clothes on. “Eugene knows about us Andy, what are we hiding from?” “Eugene will never find out.” Andy spat the words out like venom tracing her lips with the deadly drop of death. “He knows I’m here, how’d you think I got in?” Jamie carefully asked with the dirtiest look inside his eyes. “What have you told him? If you as so much breathe a word to Eugene then I’ll…” “Do what? You’re pathetic.” Jamie spat out glaring at Andy with a hungry passion pouring out of his system. He stormed over to her and grabbed her face inside his grasp. “How da..” “Don’t even think about speaking.” Jamie’s eyes broke down Andy’s barriers. She’d given him her body, what else does he want. “Remember that night when you said you wanted me? Eugene stood right next to me and you chose me. But Eugene took you home. Now you tell me that you want me again.” “Jamie, get. Off. Me!” Andy struggled within his wicked touch. Wanting to break free, someone waltzed through the door. “Eugene!” Andy scrambled and tried to break free of Jamie’s touch, he didn’t let go, he kept hold of her. Muffled screams could be clearly heard from the bedroom and Eugene took precautions whilst slowly walking to find what his nightmares were made of.
Slowly the car reached the venue and it’s Car park. “How do you feel then baby?” Miles stopped the car, taking the keys out of the ignition, placing one arm around Lauren and one hand was placed upon the bump. Lauren smiled, looking at Miles with so much admiration she wanted to give him, but she was too tired. Everything tired her out. “I’m fine Miles, honest…” she stopped, feeling a sharp pain shoot down her body, her face ached in pain. But as soon as questioned about it, the pain was bearable and there seemed to be no cause for concern. “I’m fine.” She covered up her agony with a cough and a brisk shuffle within her seat. Miles looked up out of the window, placing his hand upon her thigh, holding his smile, he opened the car door and told her to wait. She did. It wasn’t more than 2 seconds later, Miles was at Lauren’s door, he opened it for her,cautiously helping her stand up with the bump weighing her down.
Mia and Al arrived not long after Miles and Lauren. They walked in holding hands, greeted their friends and had a catch up. They could talk for hours on end, about topical issues or pointless rubbish. The boys went away to do some sound checking leaving both girls to their own devices. “Lauren, you shouldn’t be here… How long have the contractions been going on for?” Mia had spotted her earlier, her sudden facial expressions, her body language. It was a guess that Lauren was going into labour, but it was a good one. “Don’t tell Miles, I doubt they’re contractions anyway..” Lauren defended her agony by trying to quell her actions. “Don’t lie to me, Lauren, what are you going to do?! You need to be resting!” Mia raised her voice making Lauren tremble, “Shut up for godsake, I want this, I didn’t want to stay at home whilst miles goes, does the show of his life and Ive given birth to his twins without him knowing. I want him here, with me.” Lauren threw her arms in the air, carrying her bump towards the side to make herself a cup of tea. Looking up from the position she was in, Mia crept over to Lauren, putting her arm around her shoulder, taking in deep breaths of aftershave and spiteful carelessness. Alex waltzed in over to Mia, kissing her tenderly upon her cool lips, closing his eyes to enjoy the feel of her alternating temperatures. Lauren sat carefully, studying them both, taking her mind off the situation in hand.
“Jamie, what’s going on? I told you not to touch her.” Eugene trembled at the sight of him, but his anger took over more as pleasure towards Jamie. Eugene pulled Jamie off Andy by his collar, “Come near me or her again and you’ll be a dead man.” Eugene acted cooly, but wanted to do so much more to hurt him, but Andy was present, therefore he couldn’t show his emotion or rage to the full extent. “She never denied it you know, she wanted me inside her. Not like she never wants you.” Jamie got off the floor of which Eugene had thrown him upon. ”Tell him Andy, tell him who’s name you screamed before. Tell him who made love to you.” Jamie persisted in carrying on the mind games to torture Eugene more. “He never made love to me, he hurt me Eugene, please help me now..” Andy, still being held by Jamie’s strong grip, pleaded with an angry, distraught Eugene. “How could I have trust you after that night out, why did…” “What happened on this night because I don’t remember a fucking thing and it’d be nice if you both enlightened me.”
“Only 45 minutes to go! How are you feeling love?” Miles appeared from behind the door with shirt unbuttoned and his hand ruffling his hair. Lauren turned to button his shirt, she smiled, touching his face with her right hand, the left comforting the bump. “You’re so cute when you get excited… Yeah, I’m feeling good.” she smiled whilst looking within his eyes, wanting so much too soon. Mia sat opposite the couple, listening to Lauren’s responses to his questions. Her facial expressions grew frustrated over the revelations which had rolled off Lauren’s tongue. “Where’s Eugene man?” Alex called walking in from the room across the hall. “Oh, i don’t know man, any of you seen Andy?” Lauren and Mia’s eyes met they answered in sync with a simple no. “I’ll text her…” Mia finally said, losing the gaze she and Lauren held, rooting through her bag for her mobile phone. Starting to feel uneasy, Lauren sat down subtlety, making sure her action didn’t go through the Miles radar. “Right I’ve sent her a text…” Mia started, rolling up off the sofa to kiss Alex. Miles stood gazing into the mirror, preening himself just before his final vocal warm ups.
Andy ran out of Jamie’s clutch to then find herself within Eugene’s safe arms which welcomed her like always. “why didn’t you tell me?” Eugene whispered inside Andy’s minuscule ears, making her feel cherished once more. “Don’t you even dare move Jamie.” Eugene’s words were full of spite and venom, it was out of character, a quiet, loving, innocent Eugene with all this anger, it didn’t seem right. “She still wants me more, are you too blind to see?” Jamie smirked from under his possessive gaze he had pressed against Andy. “Get out my house.” Eugene didn’t look, waste his time or energy in telling Jamie to leave. Jamie stood up, coldly examining the love that Eugene an Andy projected. “You’ll regret this Eugene.” Jamie’s venomous tongue cut through them both like a knife. Standing up, ready for a fight, Eugene looked inside Jamie’s soul. Seeing his weaknesses and spotting his hatred for love. Andy looked down at her body, she once again felt used. Her eyes covered her face in shame as she felt oceans push forward from under her eyelid. Shaking, she stood up, in the physical sense and mentally. “Get out Jamie. You disgust me.” she spat the words out like a snake looking for prey and left the room, She couldn’t take the pain any longer.
“You ready mate?!” Alex quizzed Miles before his big fight. “As I’ll ever be!” Miles winked at Lauren as he waited for his cue, always checking upon Lauren and her hands tightly grasped around their bump. Mia crept up behind Lauren and put her arm solidly around her. “We have to get you out of here Lauren.You can’t be here if you go in to full blown labour. It’ll be distressing for you, let alone the babies.” Whispering in her ear, Mia planted the truth inside Lauren’s mind. “I’m just going to get some water love, good luck baby.” Lauren reached over and kissed Miles’ cheek, leaving him whilst she walked out to the corridor to get the water. It was incredibly silent behind the scenes. The backstage crew were busy so, the corridor by the dressing rooms was empty. Lauren sighed as she reached her destination, finally pouring a glass of water. Her stomach wrenched. Dropping her water her body dropped to the floor, cradling her bump.
Twenty minutes had gone, Miles was on stage, halfway through colour of the trap. “I’m just going to get some water Mia…” Alex sighed as his throat was giving him grief again. “Ok… If you see Lauren… Make sure she’s alright, ok?” “Ok Miss!” Alex smiled making a salute with his hands. Mia’s eyes rolled inside her head, her hand shot to her mouth, her teeth nibbled on her nails. The anxiety grew inside her like a plant in bloom. He left backstage slowly, checking his appearance quickly in a mirror positioned to the side - essential for Miles to look exceptional during the show. Alex pulled out his comb, delicately pushing it through his hair and twisting the top to make a quiff to then shake it down to his original long locks. Once he had finished preening, Alex wandered out to the corridor. Water surrounded the floor and he noticed Lauren sat awkwardly situated to the side of the water. “Lauren? Are.. Are you ok?” Alex approached cautiously only to get a ferocious reply. “I NEED Miles. Get him Alex ple…” She stopped in mid-sentence, screaming in agony. “ALEX DON’T LEAVE ME PLEASE DON…” Lauren’s voice trembled as another tremor graced her with its presence. “Love,calm down, it’ll all be fine, i’ll go and get more help…” “No, you need to see how I’m doing” “what?” “Check if you can see the head!” Lauren grew frustrated with Alex as he asked seemingly stupid questions to a very emotional, hormonal, in labour woman. “Urm, I’d best get Mia to look…” “Alex just do it please I’m..” She broke out in another deafening scream and Alex subconsciously took her hand, he understood he had to look. No matter if she was his best friends girlfriend or his fiancé’s friend, right now, she was a pregnant woman who needed looking after. Looking down Alex grew restless… “I can’t see a head yet Lauren…” Alex sighed looking away as soon as he could. “I have to leave y…” “Please don’t go Alex please.” “I have to lovely. I need to get your boyfriend, the daddy to these babies.”
Alex left Lauren gently holding on to her hand then letting it drop to the floor. Her agony was too much to bare, even to watch. He paced past the groups of people stunned by his quick and thoughtless actions which would be interpreted as rude. He had no plan, no idea how he would magically pull Miles off stage, how the crowd would react to the outcry. Mia stood smiling whilst watching Miles do some signature moves throughout happenstance. She giggled at his cheekiness, his charm. Her gaze was broken by a warm, clammy hand, touching her cheek. She turned and saw Andy standing by her smiling. “Andy!” Mia grinned and gave her friend the greatest cuddle of a lifetime. “Are you ok? How’ve you been?!” Her mind overloaded Andy with questions. “I’ve, I’ve been ok… Where’s Lauren?” Mia stared down at the floor, wondering where Lauren had got too… Where Alex had got too… She addressed the situation to Andy. “They wouldn’t do anything stupid. Lauren is pregnant, loves miles to bits and then Alex is with you, the girl of his dreams and you’re getting married! So don’t go thin…” “MIA!” A voice interrupted Andy’s calm reply to Mia’s paranoia. Turning around, Mia’s gaze met with Alex’s terror. “Please, help.” “What what is it?” Mia rushed towards him, holding her hands around his arms. “Lauren is in labour. She’s in the corridor, I have to get Miles…” Mia was stunned by the revelation that Lauren’s body had finally given in from it’s stubborn ways. “Urm, ok, I’ll go and see her! You get Miles… Andy, are you coming with me?” Mia quickly pieced together a plan. The girls ran towards the corridor whilst Alex ran in the opposite direction. On to the stage.
“Alex! What the fuck are you doing?!” the crew backstage were furious with the chaos Alex was causing upon running on the stage. The crowd screamed out as Alex ran on to push miles off the microphone. “Mate, Lauren’s in labour… In the corridor, you go, i’ll carry on with the show.” Alex whispered the words as quickly a he could have relayed any message of importance. Miles’ mouth dropped open and his guitar hit the floor. He rushed off into the scenes trying to piece together the events. He pushed through tens of people just to reach the corridor. His hands were trembling, so weak he could barely open the door. All his strength inside pushed, pushed long and hard to fight his way to Lauren. He could hear her screams of terror, he could feel her pain. “Lauren…” he whispered through his breaths, which got shorter by the minute. The door finally budged and Miles ran through, looking like a maniac in the process. He saw Mia first. Holding Lauren’s hand tightly whilst Andy took care of seeing to where the babies were positioned. “I’m here, Lauren, I’m here.” Miles gasped, stumbling to his love upon the floor. His hand slipped into hers and her head lazily rolled upon his shoulder. He kissed it softly, over and over. “I’m here.” he whispered one more time to calm the situation. The grasp grew tighter and her pain was pushed into silence and concentration. The many times she’d tried to stop screaming and this was the time. “I can see the head… Lauren stop pushing for one second.” Andy breathed deeply as she made sure everything was in order. Mia’s eyes grew larger and focused upon Andy’s facial expressions.
“I can’t, I can’t do it anymore” Lauren started to panic frantically. “You can Lauren, you are so amazing, you can do this.” Miles comforted her in anyway possible, her eyes grew weak and tiresome. Although it was only a matter of seconds of which had past, it felt like forever. “Ok, you ready to deliver this baby now Lauren?” Andy asked cooly, looking up towards the couple, huddled together. “One last big push.” Lauren tried to withhold her screams of agony, but her mouth betrayed her and let out a deafening scream. He body tensed at the thought of loosing something, her stomach wrenched tightly, her hands dug deep into Miles’ searching for something which wasn’t there. It was then when Andy placed the first of the twins upon Lauren. “A boy.” Andy said trying not to show any emotion as she new more agony and struggle was forecasted. Miles took the baby into his arms, he felt a sudden rush of emotion which he had never felt before. His eyes focused upon the tiny life within his arms, his son. Before the moment of bliss was over, Lauren started gasping for air. “Baby two is on its way!” Mia smiled at Lauren whilst still holding her hand. Similar to before, Lauren tried her hardest not to show pain or uncomfortableness but, with having the other twin, things are more acceptable the second time round. Miles kept his eyes upon her, still holding their new born in his arms. “I love you Lauren, you can do this.” Miles gave her the strength she needed and with that baby number two was born. A girl.
The twins were placed upon Lauren’s tummy with both mum and dad looking down in amazement at them. “Got your eyes” Lauren smiled at Miles whilst he took in his responsibility. “They’re perfect, just like their mum.” Miles said kissing Lauren upon her head and running his hand through her hair. “Shouldn’t we get you of to the hospital mrs?” Mia smiled, standing up from Lauren’s side, admiring the two new people in front of her. “I’ve rung them already, they’re on their way…” Eugene appeared from the room adjacent to the corridor and strolled slowly over to put his arm around Andy. “well done.” he whispered inside her ear, making Andy shiver inside. “Thank you guys, thank you so much.” Lauren choked the words out before bursting into overwhelming tears. “I should go and tell Al…” Mia announced walking towards the end of the corridor and leaving her friends with the babies. “What names have you thought of?” Eugene quizzed the couple curiously, smiling at the twins. “Urm, I liked, I mean we liked Noel or Alex for a boy… Aria or Harmony for a girl…” Lauren smiled amazed at the life within her arms. She and Miles had made this. They had made these two beautiful human beings.
Mia signalled Alex from the corner of the stage and mouthed the news to Alex, of whom announced it to the gig goers. A roar from the crowd helped him feel satisfied with the way he had dealt with the situations he’d faced not an hour before. He waltzed off the stage in awe of Mia. “You’re so beautiful.” his hand wrapped around her face and her lips danced upon his. “Alex…” he told her not to speak whilst his hand crept into hers, no words were spoken and Al leaded Mia to a dressing room. Her eyes looked at him with lust and curiosity. “Close your eyes.” Alex announced pushing open the door to reveal something special. His hands traced her figure as she opened her eyes, taking in the romantic surroundings of the makeshift room. “did you do this eh?” Mia smiled, looking deep within his eyes, pushing her hand down his back slowly. Alex nodded, biting his bottom lip, looking down towards Mia. “Thank you…” Mia said the words breathlessly, trying to keep her calm in the situation she found herself in. Alex lifted her up and wrapped her legs around his waist, carefully placing her upon the dressing table, situated in the far right corner of the room. “here? Are you sure?” She whispered the questions into his ear, carefully flicking the words off her tongue. There was no response from Alex as he was already making short work of removing Mia’s clothes. She didn’t dare protest.
“Where did Mia get to?” Lauren looked dazed after spending so much time idolising her children. “She went to tell Alex… I’ll go see if I can find her…” Eugene smiled as his grip left Andy’s waist and his body left the corridor. “They’re perfect Lauren” Andy looked at the twins and saw the love both Miles and Lauren had for them, she kissed Lauren’s head as to say well done and left them to it - she thought they could do with spending some time alone. “Lauren, we’ve… You’ve done it!” Miles was in awe of the world at this present moment, not one thing could bring him down. “I know… They are perfect, aren’t they?” Lauren sighed as she looked down at them once again, she revealed a smile which lit up not only her face, but Miles’ too. The moment was broken by the paramedics. “Are you ok Miss?” “I’m on top of the world. What do I have to do now?” Lauren passed the babies to Miles as she attempted to lift herself up from the ground. Her body wrenched in pain but she managed it. “You need to go to hospital to be checked over and then stay over night just so we can monitor you, then we shall let you home… You’re very lucky being able to give birth to twins naturally Lauren! Almost unheard of nowadays!” The paramedic gave Lauren a helping hand, guiding her from the crooked position she was in to the straight posture she usually held. Her eyes glanced at Miles, “Are you ok?” Miles looked up in disbelief, “Lauren, I’m over the moon, I should be asking if you’re ok! Urm, would you mind taking this for me?” Miles showed the paramedic the bag of which he’d packed earlier and followed behind, keeping the babies as close as possible. “There you are my love.” The paramedic made sure Lauren was comfortable at the back of the ambulance then shut the doors to leave the couple alone once again.
“They must be in here…” Eugene pointed to a door situated to the front of Andy. “We shouldn’t disturb them… Right?” Eugene let out an uneasy laugh and took Andy’s hand, with that they walked away down the corridor to get their possessions from another dressing room. “I’m really sorry.” Andy let the guilt swarm around her mind once again. “We’ll talk about it some other time baby, I love you.” Eugene silenced her by planting a small kiss upon her delicate lips. “Come on, let’s make our way to this hospital so we can help them get in touch with the family.” Eugene smiled as he put one arm around Andy’s waist and guided her outside. After all the hustle and bustle of the previous events, it was unusually quiet backstage now.
“We shouldn’t have done that…” Mia rolled her body over to the opposite side of the bed watching Alex get ready. “Why?” Alex replied sorting out his tee shirt. “Because, Lauren needed me and…” “She had miles Mia…” “But we shouldn’t have shagged.” “why? It wasn’t as if it was in the hospital somewhere, it was backstage at a gig. It’s fine gorgeous… Speaking of Miles and Lauren, I’m gonna pop round to theres later, you know, spread some turner love…” “Turner love…” Mia smiled as she made a lions roar and made hand actions. “I’ll come with you, if that’s ok…” “Of course it’s fine love. I want you to come.” Alex walked over to Mia and kissed her cheek gently. Her hands crumbled around his perfect body, reaching round his back, embracing him with such love and enchantment. Thirty minutes past and Mia was ready, she had deliberated for the best part of twenty of those minutes, leaving ten for herself to achieve the art of being beautiful and well dressed. Alex lead her to the car, the inner gentleman inside him opened the car door for her, waiting until she was comfortable, he kissed her softly and pressed the door shut. A matter of seconds later he was inside the car, turning the keys and revving the engine.
Jamie watched from inside the car. He studied the people hustling through the doors of the hospital. “She in there?” a voice crawled behind his head and crept into his ear. “Yeah, she’s in there alright.” Jamie pushed his hand past his lips, rubbing his nose in the process. “What’s the plan?” the voice was a sweet, buzzing noise which trembled the air between both bodies. “We wait.” Jamie’s eyes focused upon the door once again. Darting slightly yet still keeping the sharpness of evil in his expressions. Our stranger knelt forward, revealing her face in the light. “Niamh, stay back, you need to be in character.” Jamie snapped as she revealed more of herself. “I’m not so sure about this Jamie.”“You’ll do what I say.” Niamh stopped still and sloped back into the seat, no arguments where needed to show dominance. It was quite clear who was in charge.
Alex spotted Miles from the other end of the corridor and grinned. “Taking a break already?!” Alex shouted towards him ever so slightly smiling. “Al!” Miles dropped out the queue for the drinks he had gone to retrieve and strolled towards Alex. The door farthest away creaked open, Mia’s eyes glanced down towards the figure appearing around the door, revealing a scowl which had smeared across her face. Jamie walked slowly, almost stumbling with his cautiousness. Slipping away Mia guessed the room which withheld Lauren, Eugene, Andy and the twins. “Are you able to fit one more?” Jamie inquistively pondered, peering over Alex’s shoulder. “Jamie, surprised you turned up mate!” Miles grinned, shaking Jamie’s poisoned grip as a fake smile spurted across his manipulative face. “Well, couldn’t miss this could I?!” Jamie’s eyes pierced through the many complex levels of Miles’ mind, creating many emotions. “Are they in here?” Jamie’s head cocked to the side as he questioned Miles, suggesting a pathetic point towards the small room located to the far right of them. “Urm, yeah, Eugene and Andy are in there too, go and say hi eh!” Miles choked trying to get his words out in an audible sentence. Jamie thought it was only kind to let Alex and Miles catch up, walk in the room at their own pace therefore, he entered.
Eugene looked up towards the door as it creeped open. It revealed a cautious Jamie which startled Eugene, producing a reaction which can only be shown in soap operas. Standing up sharply, Eugene showed his dominance over the situation. His eyes pushed Jamie into the corner of the room and squeezed him down into the smallest of molecules, pathetic in existence. “Eugene, leave it… Not here, please.” Andy pleaded with Eugene whilst Mia and Lauren spectated over the spit. “Mate, I don’t want to cause a rift…” Jamie pleaded through his lies. Conniving intentions ran through Jamie’s body crushing the liar that tried so hard to keep within his disguise. “You know very well what you want to do!” Eugene’s voice raised to a shout and Alex and Miles entered. “What the hell are you doing?!” Miles exclaimed… “My kids are in here, you’re yelling, my girlfriends trying to relax, are you taking the piss?!” miles took all his anger out upon Eugene who then grabbed his coat and calmly left the hospital. Jamie sat content within the awkwardness of the room’s aura. “Can I ho…” “No.” Lauren interrupted Jamie’s question with a straight forward answer. “Miles, get him out of here.” “Lauren..” “I don’t fucking care get him out and get Eugene back, are you so scared of him, are you?!” within that moment the door propped open and a familiar girl walked into the room, “I’ve just come to check on your blood pressure…” the girls timid voice trembled as a certain pair of eyes touched her skin. “What’s your name?” “urm, it’s Niamh…”
“Niamh, would you take Jamie out please?” Miles threw his hands up in the air on absolute despair and walked over to Lauren, helping her up from where she was perched upon the hospital bed. “I’m so sorry, I promise you won’t witness that again.” Miles kissed her head gently, running his hands through her hair, looking deep within her eyes, making her feel loved and cherished. Mia, Andy and Alex looked at each-other in a triangle. Mia’s eyes were in utter amazement whereas Andy’s were ashamed and looked down upon the floor. “It’s your fault, all of this. EVERYTHING has to be about you Andy, why can’t you sort it out between you?!” Alex screamed out his anger at Andy. “Al… Not here please…” Mia tried to reason with Alex’s fury but the anger continued to swarm around the room like a swarm of bee’s around a summers garden. “Miles, why were they so adamant to fight?” Lauren said sitting upon the sofa whilst watching the twins fall asleep within their Moses baskets. Miles walked in, tapping his fingers against his right thigh as he walked towards the fire. “I don’t know love, it’s all Jamie’s doing. I’ve never liked him much, I’ve tried, such a quiet character.” Miles bent down and turned one of the nobs to turn the fire on. The fire glistened as it flickered and danced around the room, it caressed the gold and brown colour scheme of the surrounding room. Lauren’s hands intertwined with miles’ as they sat and watched their children sleep. It seemed perfectly natural and normal for two newborns to sleep and look like complete angels. “We should see Nick and Claire tomorrow.” Miles smiled kissing Lauren’s head softly. “we should but, I think Andy is staying there, you know wh…” Miles kissed Lauren to silence her tongue and gently wrapped his arms around her waist.
“You shouldn’t have done that yesterday…” Mia curled her hand around the door and set her eyes wide upon Alex. “What? To andy?” Alex used his hands to gesture a slight yet pointless spare of the moment action. “You really do not care do you?” Mia’s voice raised and trembled at the shock of crossing lines with Al. “So this really made you tick? I’ll apologise when I next see her, it’s no big deal.” Mia’s face grew redder an redder by the sight of Alex. “Sometimes Alex I cannot stand you.” Mia spat out her words and slammed the door to then quietly pick up her bag and walk out the apartment. Alex sat, dazed and confused. He went over and over the events, he asked himself why Mia had been so agitated by his actions of the day before. Nothing made sense. Not even in his complex mind.
”How was your sleep?” Claire lolled around,collecting rough and scrap pieces of paper from her small spare room. Andy’s eyes cautiously prised open, not wanting to let the outside world in… “Urgh, sorry, crappy question… Just thought maybe we should do something today, without any men, you know what I mean?” Claire’s words fumbled as they bounced off the carbonated cream walls. Andy paused, taking a deep breath in, concentrating on letting her words flow without a stutter. “I… I.. I’d like that, thank you Claire.” with that Claire left Andy, closing the door behind her. She threw her head back upon the pillow, a heavy mound pressed upon her shoulders. Yesterday’s events held too much pain, too much heartache to bare. Her body slumped out of the bed, her legs pushed against the floor below and her arms crossed across her body, hands caressing at her hips. She was alone, again.
Eugene was slumped outside a rather large bed, his head rolled as he woke up with a spluttering snore. To the right side of him were empty bottles of vodka and smashed shot glasses, to the left there were clothes, women’s, men’s, general clothes. Something had gone on last night. Niamh wandered in carrying a tray, perfectly laid upon her hands. The tray carried one cup of strong black coffee, some toast, two paracetamol and a couple of strawberries. “Hello sleepy head…” Niamh smiled as she bent down to kiss his forehead. Eugene could not respond. His body felt paralysed, nothing could move, nothing except his eyes which pierced through the several layers of which Niamh stood. “Oh, don’t worry, it’ll wear off soon enough.” She chuckled as her hand reached for the coffee, placing it to Eugene’s lips he sipped delicately. The feeling slowly came back through his whole body, carefully starting to move before Niamh pushed two paracetamol within his mouth. “it’ll help, I promise.” She looked towards him and kissed his head, slowly creeping up to her feet, cautiously backing away, out of the door and into what seemed to be a living room. As Eugene stood his eyes traced the room and he found himself scrutinising every little detail. The photographs on the bedside table, the teal splashed against the walls heavily and a deep maroon bed spread, complete with nature traced in a gold fine pen.
“Morning…” Miles’ head peered past the bedroom door, his eyes fixated upon Lauren as she slept soundly. He carried a tray with a cautiously laid breakfast spread upon it, finding the nearest flat, table-like object he placed it down and gazed into the two cots situated to the left side of the couple’s bed. He took in the beauty of the two little humans sharing his atmosphere so perfectly, delicately fitting within the jigsaw puzzle. “What is that smell?” Lauren awoke startling a dazed Miles out of his trance. “Breakfast?” Miles grinned, slowly turning round to pull Lauren closer, kissing her lips gently, full of passion but not lust. It was far too early in the morning for that. “Have you seen Liam?” “yeah…” “He’s looking a lot like you with all that hair…” Miles smiled again, taking in what Lauren had told him. “He is your son Miles, don’t look so surprised, I should hope he looked like you!” she laughed holding her arms out for another soft cuddle, Miles wrapped his arms around her and they just lay there, in perfect harmony. Silence enticed the family in, for once it was peace. “I’m just nipping out for some essentials Andy! I shouldn’t be long!” Claire grabbed her bag and waltzed out the door, without waiting for an answer from Andy, of whom was walking out the shower. She had felt so lost, alone and unloved. She had hurt Eugene yet he had hurt her. Love was lost a blood was shed. Andy crept through the rooms, carrying a book and a cup of tea, finally, she rested within the living room. After a short period of time the door rattled and knocked. At first, the initial thought was that Claire had forgotten something, but she would have had her own keys, so there was no point of her knocking at the door when she could simply open it herself. Andy proceeded to ignore the interruption, they’d go away soon enough. “Andy, let me in.” the voice was coarse and familiar, too deep to be Eugene, far too manly for Claire. Andy crept towards the door, peering through the little hole within the door. “Oh, it’s you.”
“What the fuck happened last night?” Eugene whispered under his breath, trying to retrieve his balance of which had wandered off to not be within his presence. He stood up carefully and lifted is wary wrist to check the time upon his watch. He read the time and briskly walked towards the small mirror within the somber bedroom, running his hand through his hair he rubbed his cheeks, trying to gain some life back within them. “Cigarette?” Eugene turned to face an open door, a woman occupying it. “Niamh, what do you want with me?” Eugene stumbled across the room to grab his jacket. “Well, Jamie told me how much you liked me and after last night…” “Last night?! What happened last night?! I don’t even want to know, get out my way.” Frantically, he pushed past Niamh, his hands fumbled for the front door handle, “It’s locked -Eugene.”
Andy tiptoed towards the door, her hands dusted past the obstacles ahead of her. An gloomy aura gathered within the air and she pressed her body against the door, letting her hand reach down and caress the handle, she opened the door. “Andy, I need you, I want you.” Andy stood transfixed upon the man in front of her. “What… What about…” her words spluttered chaotically from her delicately placed mouth. He reached in to kiss her, her mouth interlocked with his. His hands glided around her waist and her hips pulled towards him. He pushed her further inside the flat, the door slamming behind them. Gasping for the shortest of breaths she whispered his name. “Alex.”
Niamh rolled upon her side and watched Eugene’s face twitch under the dim light spreading through the partially open blinds of the bedroom. “That wasn’t so bad was it?” Niamh smiled as she climbed under the quilted duvet sheet which covered her naked body. “Hmm” Eugene groaned as he turned to face her fully. “I’ve always liked you.” Niamh curled her hand under his head and let her carefully crafted fingers claw at the back of his hairline. “Niamh… I know, but what we had is in the past and I don’t know whe..” Eugene paused as he heard footsteps press down against the floorboards. “Shit, it’s Jamie.”
“Make it up with Al and maybe you may have what Miles and I have!” Lauren stood still flicking through her phone whilst holding the pram of which her children lay. “Here, read this.” Mia stood and watched as she read the text. “Amber? Who’s amber?” “She’s one of Alex’s exes… Okay, you may not want to talk to her but she decided it wasn’t what she wanted and now lives in a retreat in Budapest, you should chat! You may learn a lot..” Lauren started to walk again whilst Mia contemplated all the possibilities. The thought of a holiday was perfect and the thought of talking to someone who’d been in a similar situation to herself comforted her more.
Nick pushed Claire towards the wall, kissing her so softly, delicately, her hands melted and dropped the keys to the floor. “Come on, come to mine Claire, Andy will be fine, she’s a big girl..” Nick’s lips pressed against Claire’s neck as she gave in to him and brought herself away from the door. “.. Ok…” she gave a smile which symbolised something more than a casual visit to Nick’s living room. “Shit. That was close.” Andy breathed a sigh of relief as she went to grab another set of clothes. “Wait, what are you doing? Don’t, stay just how you are.” Alex carefully pushed Andy upon the bed, indicating round two was about to commence.
“Niamh?!” Jamie screamed as he pushed through the broken paned door, leaning against the chest of drawers he asked “Who were you talking to?” “I, I was having a private phone call if it is all the same to you.” “Why are you not fully dressed?” “I was gonna have a shower when Lauren ca..” Jamie interrupted Niamh’s speech by blowing his fuse. “You will not talk to her again. Ok?” Jamie, although collectively spoke in a calm manner, his fury spit out like venom, crushing Niamh to a minuscule dot in the ever growing gloom surrounding the couple. “Give me your phone.” Jamie was up for no discussion and Niamh could see the implications of not abiding by his rules. Slowly her hand lifted up to reveal a phone, she placed it upon Jamie’s hand and watched him tear the phone apart. She sat in horror, worried for herself and worried for Eugene, still hiding under the bed. Lauren stepped out and focused upon the cliff face. Everything was so perfect. Her right hand cradled her left forearm as she held tight she felt the emotion she was missing, the love she wasn’t gaining. She let her body dangle, she sat and watched her legs dance over the edge, one little slip, she would be over. “Lauren, what are you doing?” Miles returned with a blanket and a flask of tea. “I want to live again Miles, I want to be free.” “Don’t be daft, you are fr..” “No, no I’m not. I have two kids and what do I have to show? Nothing. I’m still young for godsake, I could be and do whatever I want but I can’t.” Miles say quietly, realising how much he’d neglected Lauren’s feelings and his children. “I’m sorry.” he brought himself to say the two words, which would have made or broken the future in front of them. “Don’t say sorry, I’m going to the van.” With that Lauren got up to walk to the van, her feet dragged slowly upon the grass, her head shook and she dropped. Miles ran over and shook her body. “Lauren?” “HELP!” Miles screamed loud, loud enough for anyone to hear, he needed someone to hear.
“It wasn’t meant to be.” Miles began as he sipped his tea out of the mug that she had given him. “Miles, what are you trying to say?” Suki held out her hand and reached for Miles. “I’m sorry Suki, I just need to do something.” He picked up the twins off the floor and closed the door behind him as he left Suki understandably confused and hurt to her own devices. “It wasn’t your fault Miles, let me take the twins, go and have a break.” Miles’ eyes grew deeper as his hands scratched at his hair and his eyelids dropped with months of no sleep. Mia got hold of the twins and took them into the room where Alex was with his guitar. “You made up then?” An agitated Miles asked Mia as she returned with a somber face. “Yeah, yeah we did. I love him Miles.” “Yeah, sorry, I’d better go, thanks for this.” A terrorised Miles left the flat, uncontrollably upset and frustrated. His fingers dug into his palms as he searched for pain. Physical pain. He looked up at his beautiful children’s faces as they held their hands upon the windows, he took one last look and turned around. He wasn’t seen again.