Love And Other Drugs
Back and Forth
"Hello everyone! It's Albert here with Kerrang Magazine and I have two very special guests with me!" A tall guy with glasses said as he spoke in to a camera. Luxe only smiled as she bent forward and spoke in to the mic being held out towards her.
"Hey everyone out there! I'm Luxe from The Hollywood Dolls!"
"And I'm Andy from Black Veil Brides! Luxe and I are here at Kerrang today to do this interview and let you guys know everything that's going on with our upcoming tour." Andy smiled in to the camera, his long black hair hanging over his shoulder as his skinny arm wrapped around her.
"So guys-where are you playing tonight?" Albert asked and Luxe looked towards Andy for a response. She had never been over here and while amazing, she was still alittle confused.
"Brixton Academy-we're starting in London and then will hit the smaller Hamlets for the next month. Ireland and Scotland are also on the schedule." Andy explained and Luxe only nodded her head. It all made sense to her, but she was thankful that Andy and the guys of BVB knew what they were doing.
"You sound like you've got it all figured out man! Then again you guys were over here not too long ago. What about you Luxe-ever jump over the big blue pond?" She snapped to attention and Luxe smiled, biting down on her lip ring as she Andy rubbed her back.
"N-no. No the girls and I are over here for the very first time." Luxe said and Albert only nodded at her and then turned back to Andy.
"It must be fun getting to show your lady around a new country for the first time. Any plans?" Andy only smiled as he rubbed the back of his neck and looked towards the camera. His arm was still around Luxe and before he answered he pulled her closer.
There had been something between the two of them when they got off the plane and as Andy helped Luxe with her bags, he could feel his heart begin to pound. The way she was looking at him, her long eyelashes fluttering up and down as they talked about plans and venues, it made him quiver all over.
They had held hands through customs and once they had gotten to the hotel where they would be staying the night, Andy had hoped that he and Luxe would be given a room together. Sadly the reservations had been made months in advance and he had left Luxe in the elevator as he got off a floor below to walk to his shared room with CC.
Now as Andy looked towards the girl standing beside him, he felt all of the air leave his chest. Her blonde hair was pulled back, out of her face but the blonde tendrils still managed to curl in around her face. Her grey eyes were framed in thick lashes, making her seem younger than she already was.
Luxe's skinny frame was covered in a cropped BVB baby doll t-shirt, her recently pierced navel shining in the light like a beacon. Her short legs were covered in a long pair of black skinny jeans that ended in her crusher boots with the laces undone but pulled tightly. She was every rocker guy's dream, but she was all his. Andy only smiled as he opened his mouth and then groaned as soon as he realized he had stuck his foot in it.
"Well you know Luxe and the girls are rookies-not really sure of anything right now. So the guys and I have taken them under our wing...shown them the way and made sure they have a good time. It's hard being on the road and not knowing what you're doing...having little experience and having only one album, well, it can be rough." Luxe bit down on her tongue so hard that soon enough her mouth was filled with her own blood. The interviewer even seemed to be lost for words, but quickly recovered.
"Uh-well that sounds lovely. Luxe-anything you're excited to see while over here?" The female singer was still biting down on her tongue and thought long and hard before answering. Obviously something that Andy was incapable of doing.
"I'm really looking forward to exploring Ireland since, I think, that's where my family comes from." Luxe said as she slowly moved away from Andy and repositioned herself. She had been standing with one arm wrapped around his waist, but now she had her arms crossed over her chest and she was about two inches away from him. Andy gulped-fuck.
"Oh? What's your last name? I don't think many people even knew you had a last name!" She shared a laugh with the interviewer and noticed that Andy looked pretty uncomfortable. That's right buddy-you done fucked shit up once again.
"I know! Sometimes the girls and I forget we have actual names. My last name is Abernathy and I believe my great grandfather on my mother's side went over to America right before the Great Depression started." Luxe said and the interviewer smiled at her once again. He could obviously sense the tension and so the conversation was quickly adverted to something else.
The interview moved in and out of talking about The Dolls, BVB, their shared tour and how they all hated one another at first. Luxe and Andy both answered the typical couple questions and Andy tried to kiss the top of her head to prove he still cared, but Luxe only smiled and moved away from him. The interview ended on a weird note and Luxe made a hasty retreat, disappearing down the hallway of the Kerrang offices. Andy had tried to find her, but after an hour of searching and coming up with nothing, he walked away with his tail between his legs.
Now he was standing on the side of the stage, his face covered in sweat as he watched the Dolls perform their last song of the night and close out the first show of the tour. Luxe had ignored him all night long-not even looking at him during their M&G and their duet had been almost painful. He had pissed her off, more than he thought was possible and now she hated him again.
Here they had finally gotten to a good place in their relationship-they had been friends-and now they were right back to where they started. Except Andy didn't hate Luxe...he loved her more than he had ever imagined possible. She was everything to him and to see her glare at him from her spot on the stage, made Andy want to die.
"Thank you so fucking much London! We'll see you guys next time!" Luxe called out and Andy watched as the girls all tossed out pics or drum sticks towards the crowd before walking to the side of the stage.
"You did great out there tonight Luce..." Andy said as the sweaty blonde passed him and walked off towards her dressing room.
"I don't know what the fuck you did or said...but she pretty much hates you right now." Someone said to him and Andy only sighed as he turned around and saw Char standing there, chugging a bottle of water. Her purple hair was up in a ponytail now, some of her long bangs hanging in her bright blue eyes and Andy only sighed. He obviously had fucked up.
"I know! I fucking stuck my foot in my mouth earlier today at our interview..." Andy sighed and the two of them only shook their heads and walked on. Char had her arm around Andy's shoulders and as they both walked towards their dressing rooms, Andy knew he had to do something.
"I heard. I mean yeah-fuck you, but I got where you were coming from. You guys do look out for us...even though we kick your asses at poker and Twister!" Char laughed, which in turn made Andy smile and for a moment he forgot all about his argument with Luxe.
"What do you think I should do?" He asked the purple haired guitarist as they stopped at the girl's dressing room door. It was closed, but there was some quiet laughter and giggling coming from the other side.
"Apologize? Or probably just leave her alone...Luxe tends to like doing things on her own time." Char said as she opened the door and Andy felt his heart stop as he looked inside.
Luxe, Pixie and Lulu were all surrounding a low table and on that table was a tiny mirror, a razor blade, some paper and a thin white line. Luxe was bent over the table, her finger plugging one nostril, while the other was sucking up a white line of powder. Andy felt his heart stop as he watched Luxe finish her line and then stand up straight. He had been worried about this-he had thought that after her first time doing coke that Luxe would stay away from it, but he had been sadly mistaken.
Andy just stood frozen in the doorway, staring in and Char could see how uncomfortable he was.
"Hey ladies!" Char called out and Andy noticed Luxe's face fall as soon as she noticed him standing there. He was shirtless, sweaty and had a look of complete disappointment on his face. Fuck.
"Andy! What are you doing in here?" Luxe asked as she swiped at her nose and moved away from the table like it was on fire. It was too late-he had seen her and he knew that her little habit obviously hadn't stopped after the first time.
"I was talking to Char and was about to go to my dressing room when she opened the door." Andy said, crossing his arms over his bare chest as one hip rested up against the wooden doorframe. Luxe looked exhausted and he could see that her pupils were beginning to dilate, even from across the room.
"Oh. Well-have a good night." Luxe said, obviously dismissing him, but Andy wasn't easily sent off. Instead he walked into the room, grabbed Luxe by the arm and began to drag her out of the room and down the hallway.
Luxe didn't fight him and the cold air hitting her face somehow seemed to sober her up slightly.
There were people still hanging out around the gate to the back of the venue and Andy quickly pulled her towards them, his hand moving down her arm until her sweaty hand was clasped in his own. They posed for pictures, hugged fans and talked with them until finally after twenty minutes the crowd dispersed and they were left on their own. Luxe didn't even question Andy when he dragged her towards her own bus, knocking on the door and then they were climbing the stairs.
Her high was still going strong, but Luxe was aware of her surroundings enough to notice that Andy had grabbed a fleece throw off of the back of the couch, a small radio from the kitchen table and then two bottles of water. She really wanted a beer right now, but as Andy pulled her towards the back of the bus and then stopped in the middle of the bunk hall, Luxe realized what he was doing.
They had done this a few months ago when she'd had a bad night with her parents-he was taking her on to the roof of the bus and soon enough Luxe found herself being given a boost until her face met the wind.
"Why are we up here?" She asked as she sat down on the cold metal and watched as Andy sat down beside her.
"Because...I needed to get you away from the girls." He said softly as he draped the blanket around her shoulders and then sat down beside her.
"Why?" She asked, taking the bottle of water he was handing her. Andy was silent for a moment as he fidgeted with the radio and then finally seemed to find the station he was looking for. He was sitting beside her, his arm wrapped around her shoulders as they both huddled beneath the warm blanket.
His eyes were deep pools of blue as he looked towards her and took a deep breath and then finally spoke the words that seemed to be stuck in his throat.
"Because I love you Lucinda and I can't watch you destroy yourself like that."
Another update! I've been on such a high from the concert the other night that I wanted to spread my joy and give you guys back to back updates!