"No way," Shelby said while staring at me, open mouthed.
I raised my hand slightly, as if to silence, but really to think. What was happening? I was so confused. So I turned around and started to leave.
"You can't just leave," Shelby shouted as she followed.
I heard a large crash. Michael had dropped his microphone. I saw him exit the stage but a swarm of girls surrounded him and he couldn't move. The crowd was going crazy.
I could hear Luke from the stage, "Someone grab that girl!"
I picked up the pace. But my heart was fluttering. My memory was fluttering.
I almost made it but I felt a tug on my arm. It was a huge security guard. He took my arm and pulled me through a crowd of people.
"Stop!" I yelled at him, getting angry.
"I'm bringing you backstage. It's for your own safety. And at the request of a band member."
"What? Who asked you that?"
He didn't say anything. He just jerked me along. Shelby clung to my other arm. "Don't worry, I'm staying with you," she said.
"Are you even a security guard?" I ask, eyeing him up and down. I kinda just assumed he was. He shoved me into an empty room. Shelby came in with me. I reached for my phone. It was missing. "Shelby, you have your phone."
"My purse!" she shouted. "It's gone. It had my phone in it."
A lump went up my throat. That man must have taken them so we couldn't call for help. There was nothing to do now but wait. And wait we did. It was over an hour before someone came in to see us. It was a blonde girl with an angry look in her eyes.
"What're you doing here? You're supposed to be in Sydney," she said.
"I live here," I said.
"You should go back to Syndey," she said. "You're not wanted here."
"Actually I am wanted. I have a mother who loves me, a father who loves me, and a dog that would eat you just for talking to me in that tone." I laughed a little. People tell me I'm too defensive but, in this case, I had a right to be.
"Where is she!" I heard a male voice speaking in the hallway. It was Michael. "Get out of my way!" Michael burst into the room with the help of Luke and the other members of the band. "Alexandria!"