Chapter six 'good to be alive'
I woke up with ice being thrown in my face. I felt dizzy with a huge headache. I looked around me to see I was in the lobby. There was a grey-haired man in a orange jumper in front of me, probably trying to get me up.
“Are you okay?” He asked.
“Yeah I'm fine. What happened and how did you's get me out of that death trap?” I said, trying to get myself more awake.
“Well, we got you out of there ten minutes ago. How long were you passed-out?”
“Umm... It stopped and I got stuck in there like ,five-minutes after getting in there, I think.”
“But how long was I stuck in there?” I added.
“It looks like that was a half-hour-ago.” The man said. I sat up, holding my head in the pain. I saw Chanel come through the stairway.
“Bruno are you okay?” she said/yelled.
“Yeah, I'm fine. I just now woke up though.” I said. She came next to me.
“You past out? Why, what happened?”
“I was coming back from the store and I got stuck in the elevator. How did you know to come here?”
"I woke up and realized you were gone for like, twenty-minutes. I tryed calling but you weren't answering your phone, andI panicked when I saw that the elevator was out of order. Did you get hurt?” she said, sounding consurned.
“No. I wouldn't say. I just hit my head and past-out, but I past-out out of panic.” I got up. When I got on my feet, my head felt like it was spinning and my knees felt a little weak. Chanel held my hand.
“Man I'm so dizzy.” I laughed, holding my four-head with my thumb and index finger.
“I don't think you're in that good of a condition to walk sixteen- flights of stairs right now. I mean, you were just now past out. How are you feeling?”
“Not good.” I said.
my stumach started hurting for some reason.
“But we're gonna have to get up stairs though.” I said.
“Are you sure? I know we gotta get upstairs but you don't look so good.” She said.
“I'm good enough. I just wanna get upstairs and relax a little.” I said. She nodded, I looked at the window realizing how many paparazzi there was. I got nervous.
No one knows about Chanel and I yet, but now that they do, their never gonna stop bothering her. The paparazzi barely even knew where I was. now they're not gonna leave. I don't wanna put chanel through this. For her, i wanted it to be as easy as her simply walking out of the house without cameras surrounding her every footstep. This got me worried. We went through the door which leads us to the stairway. I felt exhausted just thinking about having to walk up six-flights right now. I'm still tired and dizzy. I got-out a cigaret and lit it up. I started walking up the staires.
Walking up a few flights already had me tired from it.
“Are you okay?” Chanel asked,I nodded.
“Maybe we should go to the doctor.” Chanel suggested.
“No, that's okay.” I said, breathlessly.
“Well you don't look okay. I really think we should think about it, then we won't have to go up all the rest of the stairs right now.” She sounded reasonable, so I got up. My stumach still hurted.
“Yeah you're right. Let's go.” I said.
We walked down the stairs. It wasn't as tireing as walking up. We got to the door. I put my arm in front of her, stopping her from opening the door.
“Wait. I don't think this is a good idea.” I said.
“Why? We need to go and see if you're okay.”
“I think paparazzi's still outside.” I said.I didn't want anyone to bother Chanel. Who know's what kind of rumor they could make-up about her, or if really does happen between us, she's gonna get bothered about it all the times. That's why I still haven't confirmed our relationship. I haven't even confirmed that I have a girlfriend. Now that the paparazzi have seen Chanel, I wondered what my fans would do. Will they like her, or will they get jealous? this is the first time people have known about any of my girlfriend's. Chanel's the first girlfriend I've had since I got famous. I don't know what to expect.
“Why don't I go check if anyone's still there?” she suggested.
“No if they're still there, then they're gonna see you I don't want that to happen, I don't want anyone hurting you.”
“Then what do you want to do? If you go and check then that'd gonna be pretty bad two.” she had a point.
“They already know I'm here, so let's keep it that way.” I said.
“I guess we have no other choice.” I said, walking out.
A little while later, she came back.
“No ones there anymore.” She said.
“Then let's go.” We walked out of the revolving door. When we were outside, I remembered when I saw that Mercedes girl.
What if I just walked away when she asked for my number? Maybe I wouldn't get stuck in the elevator because I would've gotten there as soon. What if I just said no, took the picture and walked away?
This problem led back to her. Once Chanel finds out about her, that's gonna be a big problem. She's gonna hate me. When that girl was asking me for her number, I wasn't thinking. I wouldn't blame Chanel if she gets mad (which I'm sure she will). Chanel called a cab, we got inside. I told the driver the location and while driving, I felt so guilty, I've really screwed things up. I mean, I should've thought about how I freaked-out over last month before doing what I did. I wondered if I'm even gonna tell Chanel this girl. She's gonna find out soon. It only makes sence, will I tell her anytime soon, just not now. If I keep it from her, that'll only make it more serious then it is. I wondered what this is to that girl. Is she taking this seriously, or is she really just wanting to be friends? I don't even know her. Who knows, she could be crazy, she could have a wall of my pictures in her house, she could be trying to break me and Chanel apart. I'll never let anyone or anything do that. No matter what it is, 'cause if I'm really screwing this up right now, then I don't know what I'll do with my life. Without her, I wouldn't even want to make music.
I was so filled with nothing in those two weeks, but that wasn't really a breakup. I didn't think that it was over back then, I still had some sort of hope in it, but what if it's really over this time?
I was hating myself. I never regretted something so much before.
I noticed that Chanel had fallen asleep on my shoulder.
we got there after a while. I payed the cab, Chanel was already up. We got out and walked in the city MD. It was a big waiting room, which looked very clean. There was a flat-screened-TV with channel 4 Eyewittness News on. There was magazines on the black square tables lined up, and white couches.
We got an appointment and sat down.
“So, did you get any sleep?” I asked.
“Barely. I'm so tired right now.”
“We should both get some sleep when we get home.” I said.
“You know, so far today's been such a long day, but it's far from over".” She said.
“So, what kind of photo shoot did you do?” I asked.
“It was for a vodka ad.”
“Oh, really? that sounds cool. Did you get any pictures?”
“Yeah I got this one.” she said, starting to go on the Photo App on her iPhone. She showed me a picture of her in a long, gold-dress with a split at the thigh. It was heart-shaped, showing her cleavage, and she had beach-waves. She looked amazing. I just let out a laugh about nothing.
“You look beuatiful" I said.
“You think so?” She asked.
“Yeah, of course I do. Why are you always so insecure? You realize you're a model, right?”
“You know, sometimes I wonder how I'm a model.” she said, lookig to the side.
“Because you're pretty. I don't know what you see, but everyone see's that your gorgeous.” I said.
“Thanks.” she said, blushing.
Chanel isn't like any of the other models. she didn't think that she was better then everybody, nor does she wanna put herself first; that's just another thing that I like about her (out of many). I heard the nurse call out,
“Mr.r Hernandez.” We followed the nurse to the office. She was wearing a Juicy Couture hoodie and she was young-looking, with a brown pony-tail, a short jaw, big eyes with maskara. She asked questions like my height ,weight, age. When I told her I'm 27, she looked at me and blushed. When she left the office, we just sat there. Chanel was looking at her phone. I got mine and tweeted:
AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE WISH YAH BOY LUCK HOOLIES.
then I got some replies, saying things like: good luck bru. Or: are you okay? but I couldn't answere them 'cause I honestly didn't know what to say and then the doctor came in he looked like the guy from scrubs a little and it was very ironic and he checked up on me and it looked like my pressure is high so got out of the room to get some needles and then my phone rang I looked at the caller ID and it was phill so I picked up the phone
"hello" I answered
"yeah why am I watching you dead on the news?" he said and I laughed
"I got stuck in the elevator" I said laughing
"man you've been thru some shit huh" he said laughing
"so whatya doin know?" he asked
"at the doctors office I wasn't feeling so good after that"I said
"okay well should I call later?" he said
"yeah that would be a good idea just tell everyone I'm fine there just gonna check my blood pressure" I said
"okay bye" he said
"bye" I answered and hung up the phone
"so yah scared" Chanel said in a mocking voice and laughed
"please I'm a grown man all this shit ain't got nothing on me" I said and we laughed and doctor evans came back with the needle
"ooh I gotta record this" Chanel said graving her phone
"no why should you" I said
"cause I want you to see your face to the needle later" she said
"are you posting this on anything" I asked with my hand out at her
"nope" she said and started recording as the doctor put that rubber band thing around my arm and then he found a vain and put in the needle it pinched a little but that part wasn't bothering me looking at the dark blood was what was bothering me and there was so much I felt my face go pale ant then he took it out and I felt grose and queesy and as he got out of the office I felt sick and I grabbed the trash can and thru up and know I was getting tired of this and it was so stupid that after that I got even more hungry I looked at the time and it was 10:46 and I still didn't have breakfast and know mh stumack was empty
"are you hungry" I asked
"yeah I am A little hungry but we can't do anything about that right now" she said
"yeah why not they gotta do things like test it and all of that and I think I saw a deli pretty close here" I said
"that wouldn't take to long now would it" she said
"no I don't thing they'll notice" I admitted
"okay then let's go were just waisting time sitting here" she said getting up out of her seat and we both walked out and Got outside and it was really hot and I was sweating like a pig in this July heatwave and I felt Alittle tired at my feet and we walked to the deli and I got things I craved there was a gelato stand so I got some hazelnut and while we were walking out a girl with a black bob cut worm skin big brown eyes and a long almost heart shaped face asked
"oh my god are you Bruno mars!" and I laughed
"yeah I am" I said I didn't wanna talk touch cause I remembered what happened last time and it was ironic how I always meet a fan walking out of a deli it wasn't a problem right now cause Chanels right there and the girl started jumping a little in the excitement and shook my hand
"oh my god this is so amazing my names kharmin" she said with a wide smile
" can I take a picture with you?" kharmin asked
"yeah sure but let's make it a little fast I'm sorry if I'm being rude but the doctors kinda waiting for us" I said
"oh no problem so are you okay I saw what happened today" she said getting her phone out of her prada bag
"yeah I'm fine don't worry" I said laughing and we took the picture and then she said bye and we walked back to the doctors office rushing a little I guess I wasn't planning to eat right now when we got there doctor evans wasn't in the office yet so I guess I rushed myself like that for no reason
"so should we watch E news or something later or is that fine" Chanel asked
"yeah we should cause who knows what people think or what the press want them to think" I said
"hmm you could be right" she said curling her lips
"yeah but I wish I wasn't" I huffed out and I had so much more to say but now the doctor decided to come in and it looks like it's fine it was normal for that to happen after the adrenaline high and it looks like I'm gonna be a little sick for the rest of the twenty four hours it's just some really bad food poisoning from last nights dinner and it looks like I should call everyone to see if they catched anything from it and we signed the papers for the bill
"okay thank you so much doctor evans" Chanel said
"thanks very much" I said and he answered with a your welcome and I went to call another cab
"no it's okay I got it" Chanel said laughing
"you know your right cause I don't wanna get myself tired by lifting my arm a little" I said sarcastically and she rolled her eyes with a beautiful smile showing her perfectly white and strate teeth
"man what a lovely smile you got" I said and I couldn't help but to smile myself
" well what about you you wore born with that I had to get these babys fixed with some metal and your a smoker and your teeth manage to stay so white they hurt my eyes" she said squinting and I laughed
" I didn't know you had braces" I said lowering my eyebrows
"yeah don't thing that everything comes so naturally cause the perfection only aplys is your book" she said and I laughed I didn't like when she tryed to make so many aprovments to herself I mean she just looks so perfect her perfect narrow nose her lovely lips her big bright green eyes the soft structure to her perfectly minimized face shape it ain't to long ain't to short she just needed those wide cheekbones which are so perfect she even has a natural pinkish shadow to her eyes which framed her eyes perfectly along with her long eyelashes and she's tall to and she's not extremely tall she's only 5'6 she had everything she needed I dint know why she always wanted change to that and it may sound like this was all my inspiration for just the way you are but I didn't know her when I wrote that song no that song is how we met in the first place
I remember it like it was only yesterday it was me and the casting director in the room we just now got thru with a model named alexias she was pretty good she was very pretty to and now it's time for the last audition
"next is model Chanel Johnson please come in" fergison said and then she walked in wearing black jeans and a red tank top and she waved and then flipped her blond hair and shook my Hand with a firm grip and her palms were a little sweaty it's either cause how hot it is in the room or she's nervous
"hi nice to meet you's" the girl said sounding a little nervous
"very nice to meet you to" I said
"so you nervous?" I asked cause I didn't really want her to it's just me it felt weird having people so nervous over meeting me I barely get recognized on the streets well exept for when they ask if I'm b.o.b and that happened once or twice
" no reason to get nervous I'm not gonna hert you" I said laughing at how weird I sounded just now and she laughed
"I know that unless you want to" she said and we both laughed
"so tell me about yourself" fergison said
"so how long have you been modeling?" I asked
"two years" she replied
"Kay so how old are you" I asked I wanted to get to know her a little more if were gonna be working together in this music video cause this is my first own music video and I want it to be perfect I wanna get a great first impression to people who are listening to me for me
"twenty two so how about you" she said with a smirk
" hey I'll be asking the questions around here" I said laughing
"what so you cant answere a small question like that?" she said
"okay that's exeptable I'm twenty three"I said jokingly giving her a mad stare and she laughed and she was so pretty out of all the pretty actresses and models I can honestly say she's the prettiest she had sort of a tan going on that glowed under her hair and it's like everything about her was so amazing but I was thinking too much ahead if myself I don't really know her who knows what she's like and what she has ever done but at the end of the night I wanted to know her she did a good audition and we had alot of fun I told her my story of what's going on in my life right now cause there's defiantly alot she told me why she's a model because she wanted to be as great as her mother and she thought that if she takes this first step then maybe her life will turn out as great as her mothers for being so easy and for finding her love by waking up and this Chanel girl seemed to be very enteristing but we only just met so she didn't open up to alot of things which I didn't ask her to serius things and she really seemed to have a dream just to have a happily ever after in her life she was good but at the end she didn't get the part and I wanted to know her so much I wanted to see what I'll find so I asked her out
"so how is everything" mike asked
"everything is fine it was just some food poisoning" I said and I looked at the mirror on the wall and I look like crap there was these dark circles under my eyes and my skin looked a tired grey color with a little green tone in it
"man can't wait to walk up these stairs" I said looking up at them which I only saw one flight but there's still sixteen more and I had a head ache just thinking about it
"wait how are you feeling Chanel" I asked because it was pretty weird it's not like I'm the only one who ate the food
"I'm okay maybe we should find out about everyone else though" she said raising her eyebrows
"yeah I was thinking about that too I'll call them later" I said and then I wanted a cigaret but I relized I ran out
"Kay so shall we start or do you wanna chill for a little" she asked
"you know I just ran out of cigarets can you maybe go get me some?" i asked
"sure" she replied and she wLked out and I felt so thankful to have her she has been such a sweetheart all day and I never really knew if she loved me she had told me she loves me many times before but I never knew her limit her definition but after seeing how much she cares for me today made me love her even more I know I would never let anything hurt her no matter whT the price it takes from me and she has cared for me so much today and I couldn't help but feel like I need to be there for her all the time and really watch over her cause if anything happens to her it would be all my fault