Saturday, June 14, 2008

Chapter Fifty Seven

That evening as promised, Jon delivered her Chicken Soup and a good dose of TLC, they both watched mindless TV for a couple of hours, and talked about their days, till Jon felt her growing heavier against his chest. He looked down and saw she had fallen asleep, her breathing becoming slightly raspy from the cold. He smiled as he watched her chest rise and fall, not really believing that tomorrow he would be asking her to marry him.

It was getting late so he decided to shift her to her bed as he carried her in his arms, she didn’t stir once. He wrapped her up in bed and decided that he should leave her to sleep peacefully alone. After watching her for a few minutes and musing with her hair a little, he left a note for her, and slipped out the door.

The next morning Jesse awoke feeling slightly better than she had that night, of course this was more than likely due to the fussing that Jon laid on her once he’d arrived at her place. Rolling over to find the other side of the bed empty she spied a note that simply read.

Morning gorgeous,

You were out like a light last night, so I was a good boyfriend and left you to sleep off the cold... I need you in top shape for tonight. I’ve got a full day planned with meetings and sound checks, but I will see you during the concert, here’s your passes.

See you then baby,

She smiled clutching the note and passes to her chest before staggering out of bed to start her day. She had to put all the final touches on the pieces for the show tomorrow night so her and George had a busy day ahead of them.

Finally the end of the day rolled around, after a few minor issues and freak outs she was finally set. Leaving work she drove home like a maniac so she could make sure that she could have a shower and be ready for when Kia picked her up. She showered using the shower gel that Jon had brought over last night, leaving a subtle vanilla scent on her skin, she dried off and rifled through the racks of her clothes.
God it’s just a concert Jess, no reason to flip out she chuckled to herself as she ended up choosing a low cut, red dress similar to the one that Jon had first ever seen her in, but admittedly this one was one of her racier dresses, as she slipped on matching stiletto heels and slipped on a black dress jacket.

Deciding to throw her hair up in a bunch on her head with bobby pins, she let loose strands fall down her face. Once the make up was done with subtle darker colors to her eyes and rouge to her cheeks, she was ready.

Right on time Kia was at the door, her eyes widened when she took in Jesse.
“Holy shit woman, trying to kill someone tonight are we?” she asked indicating a spin with her hand.

“Is it too much?” Jesse asked as she did so.

“No, you look amazing, Jon’s going to forget his words or something, I know it” she teased.

“Well you’re not exactly going to go unnoticed to a certain dark guitarist” Jesses said admiring Kia’s teal slip dress, she always had such a simple taste, and that only she made look incredible in her slender form.

“Why thank you, it’s the plan” she winked. “Now come on, I don’t wanna be late, free alcohol two very sexy men, and great music, what really could be better” Kia grinned as she escorted Jesse out the door.

An hour later they were both seated in a booth, just to the right of the centre of the stage, a VIP area had been set up with a mini bar that wealthy beneficiaries could partake in it.

She rubbed her palms together that had began to bead with sweat, she had no idea why she was nervous, she was more curious and excited to see what Jon did, up close and personal. She knew everything else about him, and now it was time for this, the thing that made him who he really was.

As the lights dimmed and the crowd started to roar, the stage lights burst into life as the band took the stage. Jon stood right in front of her, that million dollar smile lighting the whole room as he introduced the band and thanked everyone for coming to support the concert, then they ripped straight into It’s my life.

Jesse watched in awe as the man she just knew as Jon, came to life in front of her, crooning, dancing and smiling his way across the stage and enjoying every minute of it. She watched the way he drew in the crowd with every lyric, every note drawing each person in one by one.

His eyes feel to her, as he prepared for the next song. Flashing her kind of smile he only reserved for her, he took her in. Sweet lord, she was beautiful, her brown eyes intoxicating and her lips held in a tight smile that puckered when she saw him. He winked and carried on into the next hit as the songs started to roll out of him.

Jesse turned to watch Kia, who she swore was having eye sex with Richie in the glances they were both shooting each other, as she watched her cross her legs revealing silken calves, Jesse bit back a laugh as she watched Richie’s eyes widen.
“You are just a hussy” she whispered.

“Learn from me darling, you’ll have them eating out of the palm of your hand in no time” she smirked as her gaze stayed firmly on the Stetson clad man.

As the concert came to a close, Jesse was having the time of her life, the energy rushing through her as Jon knew how to enthral a crowd and make them be part of the show, as they all had sung the chorus of Living on a Prayer, Shot through the heart and Bad Medicine, as they stood on their feet clapping and cheering Jesse was filled with pride, this is what he did, and god damn if he didn’t do it well.

Richie tilted his hat at the girls and grinned one of those famous Sambora charms, as Jon grabbed a stool and his black acoustic guitar as they rest of the guys left the stage. Jesse couldn’t help but notice that he looked a little nervous as he sat down and adjusted the microphone.

Jon watched his band mates leave the stage to leave him for his moment, he’d originally decided to do this song with the band, but then they all decided that acoustic had much more effect. He leaned forward and started to speak and thank everyone for their continued support in the foundation, and also thanking various people. It was now or never as his gaze fell on the woman that had given him new hope, and love again, and a new lease of life once more.

“I’d like to close the show tonight with a song that’s not a traditional Bon Jovi song, but I wanted to play it for someone, that has come to mean so much to me in the last few months, someone that makes me want to get out of bed every day and be the best man that I can possibly be, so baby, you know who you are, this is for you”

Jesse’s heart pounded loudly in her chest as his bright blue eyes shined down at her with a small grin he began to strum and lose himself in the song he began to play.

I got no time for the corner boys
Down in the street making all that noise
Or the girls out on the avenue
'Cause tonight I wanna be with you
Tonight I'm gonna take that ride
Across the river to the Jersey side
Take my baby to the carnival
And I'll take her on all the rides

'Cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a Saturday night
You know all my dreams come true
When I'm walking down the street with you

Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la I'm in love with a Jersey girl

You know she thrills me with all her charms
When I'm wrapped up in my baby's arms
My little girl gives me everything
I know that some day she'll wear my ring
So don't bother me man I ain't got no time
I'm on my way to see that girl of mine
'Cause nothing matters in this whole wide world
When you're in love with a Jersey girl

Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la I'm in love with a Jersey girl

Jesse watched stunned, watched as he sang each word as his blue eyes remained fixed on hers, the whole world seemed to disappear apart from the kindred man playing the guitar in front of her, stripped and bleeding his heart out in front of her. Never in her life had she expected this, never.
Tears slid down her face as she managed a small smile back to him, along with an “Oh no you didn’t” look that grew into a teasing smile on her lips.

As the song drew to an end and the crowd cheered unaware that she was the one that song was about. A security guard came over to them.
“Um excuse me Jesse Adams? Mr Bongiovi has requested your presence in his dressing room” a tall figure appeared in front of them.

Kia smiled “Well I guess I will see you at the after party then” she winked, she knew exactly what Jon had planned.

**Jersey Girl


Daydreamer- said...

I can't even tell you how excited I get when I come to this site and find a new chapter!
I really enjoyed this one - great build-up for what's to come. I love that Kia's in on the whole thing, and I loved the "eye sex" thing - I laughed out loud!
Thanks for sharing the video link. Jon sounds (and looks!) amazing in it. I wish I could run my fingers through that hair.
Have you seen this video yet?

I am SO jealous of that girl!!!

Mishna said...

I was excited to find a new chapter today. I love the romance and relationships in this one. So great.