Jon sat there stunned, that last bit of news came straight out of left field. He was finishing his second glass of wine when Lexie came down. He was lost in his thoughts and private demons.
Lexie went over to the bar and pulled out of bottle of water and sat down on the sofa.
“Penny for your thoughts.” Lexie asked as she sipped her water.
He didn’t know what to say, the problems with Stephanie started before Lexie ever came into his life. He didn’t want to burden her with what they had been through. The fact that Stephanie could be doing drugs again shocked him. They had gone through this mess back when he and Doro split, and being tossed between parents, she let her friends talk her into smoking pot, pot had led to pain killers and other drugs. They had gone through therapy as a whole family. But after the divorce, he thought things were getting better.
“Just glad to be home.” He sat the empty wine glass down.
“Glad you’re home too.” She watched the shadows cross his face.
He got up from the chair and moved over to the sofa and sat beside her. Pulling her into his lap he sighed.
“I have missed you so much.” He leaned her back in his arms and set his lips to hers. He lowered her till her back was to the sofa, his lips never left hers. His tongue plundered her mouth. His hands worked the shirt up, groaning when he felt the front closure of her bra. Freeing her lush breast, his thumbs pulled and pinched her nipples into begging points. Lexie arched her back at this assault on her body. Lexie let Jon take what he wanted from her body. There, in the family room, on the sofa he had her withering and sweating and moaning, screaming his name.
“Wow.” Lexie finally said. This was the first time they had made love since the trio was born. “Maybe it’s true what they say.” Looking up at her husband.
“What’s that Lex?” Jon eased off her as their hearts went back to normal, and stood up. Hell, they were still half dressed. Her jeans and panties were around her ankles and her shirt was somewhere on the floor. His shirt must have landed somewhere near hers and his jeans were around his hips. They had gone at it like randy teenagers.
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” She sat up and watched him pull up his pants. “That and the sex is off the chart.”
That caught him as funny. He lost it when he saw her holding in the laughter.
“I love you Lex.” Jon laughed.
“I love you too, Jon.” She joined in his laughter.
They interviewed four people for a nanny to the trio and to watch the older four. They both agreed that Robbie’s friend would be the best. They had Helen sign contracts not to publish pictures of any of the kids. The standard confidentiality contract, she would answer to Lexie, unless she broke the contract, than she would answer to Matt Bongiovi and the lawyer.
She would watch the trio, while Lexie and the older kids went to the Philly show, they sat up a daybed in the trio’s room, when she stayed overnight.
This was the first time Lexie had left the triplets and to spend the night away from them was going to be really hard. Hell walking out the door of the townhome was torture.
“Mom, you have the nanny cam you can watch the trio from there.” Stephanie said as they headed toward Philly. Randy had picked them up and loaded their bags and they were on the way.
Lexie sat back for the ride, but kept her cell in her hand. Checking ever so often.
“Mom, is this your first time to see Daddy in concert?” Stephanie asked looking up from her Ipad.
“My first time as his wife, but I have been to one concert. He inspired me to make my main character in his likeness.” She laughed. “I had been tossing around some ideas, my friend took me to the concert, and we sat near the stage. The lights came on and I was like that’s him, he’s perfect.” She remembered about pulling her friends arm out of the socket. The girls around her were screaming Jon’s name and all she could think of was she had her Max.
“Well, Uncle Matt will give us our laminates and we can either stay in the dressing room or go out and sit in the secured area.” Jesse told her. “I usually keep up with those two,” He pointed to his brothers. “Uncle Tony usually sets up the Wii for us.”
“We can go out and watch the concert.” Stephanie told her.
Jon stood on stage for sound check, he had been told that is family was on the road. He didn’t rush the sound check, they had been hitting everything spot on, so they were due for a screw up.
“No broken strings tonight Rich, you better not snap one.” Jon yelled as he watched Richie do the lead in for Born To Be My Baby.
Richie rolled his eyes.
“You gonna jinx me Jon, haven’t broken one in three months.” He stopped playing.
“Just have’m checked before tonight.” Jon looked down at his teleprompter the words Breathe came up. “And now we have heard from the peanut gallery.”
Tico gave him a rim shot and David laughed. Jon threw up his hands and walked off stage.
The car pulled into the arena parking lot and around to the artist entrance, Lexie’s heart raced a little faster. They had not only made love on the sofa but twice before he had to leave for Philly, but it felt like she still needed more.
Matt met them at the door.
“Hey Lex, now that you’re here maybe big brother will relax.” Matt said as he handed her the laminate for her neck and the pass to go on her jean leg.
“Hey I did my best this morning.” Lexie teased with her brother in law.
They followed Matt to the green room and he got the kids settled with the craft table and the video games. He took Lexie to Jon’s dressing room.
Knocking she waited on him to answer the door. It opened a little crack and a hand reached out and pulled her into the room
“Shhhhhh don’t tell my wife you’re here.” He backed her to the closed door and put his lips to hers. When they got their fill of each other he let her come into his room. “Stan is gonna be mad at you,” Jon laughed. “He’s gonna have to really stretch me out tonight.”
Lexie licked her still tingling lips. She watched him go over to the massage table. Taking a deep breath she got that special smile when she watched her husband walk away.
“Hey, you were awfully limbered up last night, we left feet prints on the ceiling.” She follows him to sit on the massage table and swings her feet. “So this is your dressing room.” She looked around.
“Yep” Jon said as he turned on the cool mist vaporizer, then went to the fridge and pulled out two mini bottles of water, and tossed her one.
“Kind of dark and plain. Not what I expected.” Lexie said as she sipped her water. “I guess it’s relaxing, is that rosemary in that thing.”
“Yeah it helps my voice. Once I get stretched out I’ll show you the quick change room, it’s under the stage, and light and I have the picture David took of us and the kids on the steps and the one from our wedding.” He sat beside her and took her hand in his. “I’m glad you came.”
“Me too, this is my first concert as your wife.” She admitted. “I have to admit, there was only one. I had this idea in my head to write an adult book, but I couldn’t grasp the male lead character. My friend had an extra ticket and you walked out of the stage, well Max had changed my world.”
“Then I’m glad I had a little part in your books, because Max sort of brought us together.” He reached over and patted her knee.
Stan finally can in and Lexie moved off the table and watched as Stan pulled Jon one way or the other, Pops and snaps came from Jon’s limbs. When Stan was sure Jon was ready to take the stage he let him up from the table.
“I might have some use for Stan, after a long writing challenge to go and untie my pretzel back.” Lexie told Jon and Stan.
“I’ll be happy to pull out the kinks for you Mrs. Bongiovi.” Stan told Lexie, as he was packing up.
Jon wrapped his arms around Lexie from the back and gave Stan the stink eye.
“Keep your paws off my woman Stan, I don’t share my wife.” Jon grabbed her hand and ushered her out of the room. Laughing he took her to the stage.
Standing on the center of the stage, looking out to where the fans will be. Lexie took a deep breath.
“You face this every night? How far can you see when the lights are down and you’re in the spotlight.” Lexie asked him.
Coming up behind her and putting his arms around her and put his chin on her shoulder.
“Not as far as I used to, that’s why in Wanted during seen a million faces, we throw on all the lights and let all the fans be seen.” He told her quietly. “I’ll be able to see you and Steph, Matt says you’ll be down here.” He pointed to the area between the rail and the stage. “You’ll be with the press and the radio people.”
“I can’t wait.” She sighed. Looking where she and Stephanie were going to be and the fans. They haven’t been really supportive of her with Jon. She had been told by Carol that even when Dot and Jon had been first married, Dot had received some death threats. One fan even set fire to the fence at the house they had on Somerset. She had an uneasy feeling.
“Hey Jon, we have a tour group coming in, you and Lexie, might want to head backstage.” Came Matt’s voice came over the PA.
Jon touched his earpiece, “We’re going to quick change and then we’ll head to the green room.”
“Okay, just giving you two the heads up.” Matt let them know.
“Come on, be careful on the steps.” Jon took her hand and they headed to his quick change. “Here it is.”
It looked like the inside of a tent with no roof. It was in essence four curtains hung from the ceiling, there was an old makeup table and chair. Blow dryers were plugged into a huge drop cord, on a little table sat an industrial coffee urn with hot tea and the mug that Romeo made for him in school. There was a clothes rack with several shirts hung up. Their wedding picture and the one of the kids on the steps with the trio, were hung from along with the curtains.
“This is nice, how long do you have down here?” Lexie asked him, making a circuit of the room,
“One song.” He moved the brush over a little. “Richie does his solo and I come down, blow the hair a little.” He checked to see if the blow drier was plugged in. “Holly helps me, her husband is a roadie.”
Lexie turned and watched him, wondering if he feels the same way she felt when he invaded her writing area?
“We better head back before we’re stuck.” Lexie went over and took his hand.