Chapter 23: Fight Training and Cameras
"So now that we're starting to prepare for the movie there are going to be cameras everywhere." Francis said as we both walked out of my trailer; him in his usual getup of a black tee shirt and blue jeans with a baseball cap, while I'm in some black leggings, a white tee shirt, an orange zip up hoodie which I left unzipped and some white running shoes. Liam and I start fight training today and (after finding out there's a gym inside the set) we were told to get dressed and someone will take us to get ready.
"There will be times when they won't focus on you though," Francis continued. "Your free time, when your on the phone and whenever you ask for some space. The camera crew are from E! news who want some behind the scenes shots of the film especially because we're filming with you and Robbie. All you have to do is act like they're not there,we know you can do that. Is that okay?"
"Yeah." I nodded.
"Good." Francis said as we reached the gym. There were ropes, ladders, weights, treadmills, rowing machines nearly everything to workout with hugging the walls and then large mats on one half of the space in the middle of the room. The other half was left free where Liam and a man were standing. A girl was stood beside them who looked about seventeen.
"Kendall this is Bethany, she's in charge of making sure you stay healthy and fit." Francis explained as Liam and the man move over to the weights.
"Hi." I smiled at Bethany.
"Hey." She gave me a hug which I gladly returned. "I'm a big fan."
"Bethany will be staying with you for the next three weeks and David has even asked for her to be with you while shooting the other movie." Francis said. "I trust you will be good and behave."
"I always behave." I defended myself.
"Yesterday proved otherwise." Francis raised an eyebrow and I pursed my lips together. He then smiled at Bethany and I before saying: "I'll leave you too it then. Cameras should be here in about five minutes time."
"Right, shall we start with some leg exercises then?" Bethany said as soon as Francis shut the door after him.
"Okay." We walked to the center of the room where we kicked the mats back a couple more inches and then Bethany made me start doing side steps. When I would get to the end of the mats I had to duck down, touch the floor and then do it faster each time.
"So are you one of those strict trainers?" I asked as I ducked down for the fifth time and then got back up again. "You know the kind where you make me go on a diet where I can't eat anything I like?"
Bethany laughed and shook her head. "No, Philip" She said nodding over to Liam's trainer who has him doing push ups. "and I have a different kind of program. We let you eat as much as you want, when you want as long as the next day you and Liam come here and do some cardeo work. Well that and you agree to take some selfies with us to boast about."
"Deal." I grinned. "How much time are we doing today anyway?"
"An hour and a half today," Bethany said then stopped me. We sat down on the floor and she showed me some leg exercises which she did with me while continuing to explain. "which we'll be doing treadmills and the basic fighting skills. Then tomorrow you and Liam go into the room opposite and learn climbing, dodging and all of that. Since it's Sunday today we'll do this again on Thursday so you get two days off and then we'll do it in that routine. As far as I know Jennifer and Josh have the same schedule but the opposite way so now they're in the room opposite us now. Saturdays Philip and I will take you and Liam down to the fields about an hour away and you'll be out for a cross country kind of thing."
By the time she finished I had put on a face that suggests I won't survive it. "Don't worry." She laughed. "Training's one hour and the cross country is only half an hour. Philip and I do it everyday and we end up at the beach afterwards."
"So what I'm hearing is," I said. "You'll take us to the beach?"
"Most likely yes." Bethany chuckled. "Come on, let's go to the treadmills."
"This isn't helping, Kendall weighs nothing!" Liam laughed as he went back down and then pushed himself up. Bethany and I had finished training early and Philip wanted to really test Liam's limits when it comes to push ups so I was picked up like a child and sat on Liam's back. I had crossed my legs and looked down at Liam as he effortlessly goes down then up again.
The E! news camera crew had arrived fifty or so minutes ago and the men controlling everything were either laughing uncontrollably or staring at Liam like he's a robot. My phone vibrated in my hoodie pocket and I took it out, rested my elbow on my knee and then put my chin in my hand as I unlocked it and checked my Instagram notification. Bethany and Philip burst out laughing at my actions along with the camera crew and Liam making me grin.
Bethany had tagged Liam and I in a picture on Instagram, of me on his back and it's captioned; Today's training session took an interesting turn...
I liked it and saved the picture on my phone. It's not the first picture she's added, there's also been a video of Liam holding onto my hips and lifting me up so I can do chin ups on a bar that's much too high for me. He had been laughing which made my hand slip and hit him on the forehead so in revenge he let go and stepped back leaving me to fall on my side.
"I think that's enough for today." Philip wiped his eyes and I jumped off of Liam before he stood up. "Well done Liam."
"I've already told you she weighs nothing!" Liam exclaimed. "Look!"
He put his arm round my back, under my arms and lifted me up without a strain. Bethany got out her phone and Liam and I smiled as she took another picture before Liam grinned evilly.
"Liam." I warned but he swung me over his shoulder and ran out the room. "No! Liam please!"
I saw the cameras following us as he purposely ran down the steps and jumped the last five. I screamed as he did so attracting the attention of Robbie, Josh and Jennifer who were by the hotel front doors. Robbie ran after us as Liam took off running towards the pool. He jumped and I managed to squeeze my eyes and mouth shut before we were in the water and Liam let me go.
I kicked up towards the surface and I hit Liam round the back of the head when I got some breath back into my system. "LIAM!"
He was still trying to calm down when he said, "What?"