Callum looked like he was really enjoying himself and I smiled. It was good that he was finally gettting with someone, even if it was someone I'd never seen before. Or that he'd ever seen before apparently. Megan came over to see me after a moment.
"Hey," I greeted, "How's miss grumpy pants?"
"She's better now. She's been like this a lot recently."
"Sounds a bit like me." I joked, and then stopped. Was this catching? Of course not you moron. It's kidney failure! I shook my head. Of course it wasn't catching.
"Yeah, maybe her diet needs changing or something." Megan joked back.
"I think she's keeping something secret." I replied seriously. "She always gets like this when there's something on her mind."
"Yeah?" Megan said.
"Yeah. Maybe you should just tell her to tell you or else."
"Or else what?"
"I don't know. Just say that."
"Maybe you ought to. I mean, you two are best friends and-"
"-Megan you're her girlfriend. It's your place now." I smiled.
"Are you ok?" She asked after a moment.
"Me? I'm fine."
"I just... I know it must be difficult. Sam gone away and everything. I don't know what I'd do in your situation."
I laughed and put on a fake smile.
"Hey it's only a couple of days till she's back! I'm fine. I miss her but I'm fine."
"Ok." She smiled. "I'm going to go talk to Anna."
"No. I'll do that when she's sober." She grinned and then headed back over to Anna. I smiled and sipped my coke.
"Hey!" Lady Lush appeared, sliding on to the seat next to me and checking her heels. "These things are killing me."
"Haven't you got padding in the bottom or anything?"
"Only padding I have is in here." She grinned, squeezing her tits. I giggled and slipped my feet out of my heels.
"Here, have mine. They won't be long enough but they'll help."
"Bless you, it's ok. I don't want your feet hurting." She said, laying her hand on my arm.
"No it's ok. I'm a dancer, my feet are basically hardened anyway." I said, wrinkling my nose in fake disgust and handing them over.
"Well thank you pet, you saved me." She grinned, slipping her shoes off and putting the padding in to them. "So what's a gorgeous thing like you doing here on your own?"
"My girlfriend's in London and my friends are mostly paired off." I smiled slightly, pointing them all out.
"Well you know what they say, while the cat's away..." She winked.
I laughed and shook my head.
"No, I'd never."
"She special?" I nodded, blinking slightly as I felt a tear well up. "Hey, don't cry! Look you'll ruin your make up. It's fine. When's she back?"
"Couple of days." I sniffed.
"Well then! And you're the one auditioning tomorrow aren't you?"
"Yeah." I smiled.
"See? You'll do that and time will fly and she'll be home before you know it."
"I hope so." I sniffed.
"Come on, dry your eyes. You're going to dance with me." She winked, slipping her feet back in to her shoes.
"Oh no, I'm fine-"
"Come on, you said you're a dancer. I dare you to out dance me." She grinned and stood up, offering out her hand. I eyed her for a minute and then grinned and took it. Might as well huh?
We headed back inside and found Liam dancing with Ali and Jak, although he seemed like a bit of a third wheel. I waved at him and he began to make his way over to us.
"Oh he is fine." Lady Lush fluttered.
"I think he's straight." I apologised.
"Oh honey, not if Lady Lush has anything to do about it." Liam appeared. "Hey sexy. Come to join us?"
"Uh, yeah." Liam said.
"Excellent. Us girls need a big strong man like you." She winked. I couldn't tell in the light, but I'm pretty sure Liam was blushing as red as my dress. "Don't be shy honey, come on." She grabbed him and started dancing around him. "Come on babe." She gestured and I laughed at Liam's astonished face. Then I started dancing too.
"Bet you didn't think this was going to happen tonight." I yelled to Liam over the music.
"Nope. Didn't see this coming at all." He replied. Lady Lush's hands appeared from behind, running up his chest. He stilled and looked a little alarmed.
"Come on Liam, have some fun!" I cried.
He did start to loosen up a bit and by the time Anna, Megan, Myra and Lexi appeared from outside Lady Lush and I were both enjoying Liam's dancing skills.
"Baby I think I need to get me one of these!" Lady Lush whispered to me before she wiggled her bottom against Liam. I chuckled and nodded.
"Hey, you guys look like you're having fun!" Lexi yelled as they joined us.
"Yeah we are!" I called back. "Where's Callum? Still snogging that girl?"
"Yeah. When did he become a vampire?"
"What?" I was convinced I'd misheard her.
"Well he doesn't seem to need air."
I laughed and nodded.
"I have to go back and DJ. Keep this one safe for me." Lady Lush yelled to me before planting a kiss on Liam's cheek. He grinned embarrassed and I stared at him as Lady Lush disappeared in to the crowd.
"Liam are you gay?"
He stared at me.
"No. But you told me to enjoy myself. So I am."
I shrugged and grinned.
"Ok. I need some air. Be back in a sec." I headed out and breathed in the air. Thank god. A headache had appeared and I knew this was a bad sign. It was time for water. I headed to the outdoor bar and waited for a space.
"Hey Cara." Callum was next to me.
"Oh hey Mr Love Machine..." The girl he'd been snogging appeared from next to him. "Oh hey."
"Cara this is Lily. Lily, this is Cara, the singer I told you about."
"Nice to meet you." Lily smiled and stuck her hand out. I was reminded of when I'd first met Sam and shook her hand with a grin.
"You too. So do you to know each other or...?"
"Yeah, we're on the same course." Lily grinned.
"And it took you till you were in a gay bar to-"
"Shut up Cara." Callum grinned, nudging me. Lily was blushing. She was pretty in an understated way. Honey blonde hair in waves, beautiful blue eyes and a nose ring. "What do you want?"
"Huh?" I asked, looking at him.
"From the bar?"
"Oh, a water please. I have a headache."
"Ok. Why don't you two go to one of the tables?
"Sure." Lily smiled. We headed over to one of the tall tables and leaned on it, waiting for Callum.
"So, you and Callum huh?" I started. She blushed prettily.
"You've liked him for a while haven't you?"
She nodded biting her lip.
"Since I first saw him. He was sat in front of me in a lecture and I got really distracted." She giggled.
"So what are you doing here if you're straight?"
"My friend is gay and I came as her wingman."
"Oh I see. And where's she?"
"Why, you looking for a girl?" She smiled.
"Nope. I've got mine." I returned.
"Oh. Sorry I assumed... Callum mentioned a Sam and I thought..."
"You thought I was straight." I finished.
"Kind of, yeah. Sorry, I've not offended you have I?"
"No. Not at all. Sam will find that funny." I assured her.
"How long have you two been together?"
"Almost ten months."
"Wow." She grinned. "She must be great."
"She is. Oh, here comes Callum." I smiled as he came over with our drinks. Lily was lovely. I was glad Callum had found someone. I hoped this was more than a one night thing.
"Do you guys want to come inside and dance?" I asked once we'd finished our drinks. I was feeling a little third wheel like.
"Yeah sure. Come on you." Callum grinned, taking Lily's hand. She blushed and grinned, following him. I rolled my eyes and did the same. Another couple. Fab. But no, it was good. Lily was lovely. Now all that was left was Liam and we would all be paired off.
Maybe he'd get with Lady Lush, I joked to myself as I found them dancing together again.