Chapter 27

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Kayleigh's pov

This summer has been going by way too fast. It's already August 4th, only 4 days before Shawn's birthday. I've been really struggling on what to get him, he's pretty much got everything, but I think I finally figured it out. And I definitely think it will surprise him.

For his day he decided he wanted to bring out his friends to Amsterdam so we are meeting everybody out there. We are home right now as Shawn has about a month off from the tour. We leave tomorrow morning and I'm honestly so excited. I have always wanted to go to Amsterdam and I think we are all going to have a great time. I hope in the shower and get ready for the day. I'm meeting Aaliyah and Karen for a girls lunch. Karen always tries to include me in things since she knows my mom is so far away, which I really appreciate but I don't want to butt in on their time either.

I put on some jeans and a grey shirt that tied at the bottom. I throw on some flats and get my purse and head downtown to meet them.

I pull up to a cute little cafe called Lady Marmalade and see Karen and Aaliyah waiting for me at a table. "Sorry I'm a little late!" I say and give them both hugs before I sit down.

"Don't worry about it we just got here too." Karen says with a smile on her face. "So are you excited for Amsterdam?"

"So excited! I've never been before so I'm really looking forward to it."

"Oh you'll love it there, it was always one of my favourite places." Karen says while flipping through the menu.

"I've never been and I still don't understand why I can't go." Aaliyah pouts.

"Aaliyah, Shawn and Kay don't want to look after you they want to party. Don't worry you'll make it there eventually."

"If It were up to me you would becoming too." I say and pout my lips a little.

The waitress comes up and takes our order and we settle back into chit chat.

"What did you get Shawn for his birthday?" Aaliyah asks.

"I had the hardest time thinking of something to get him, but do you promise not to tell anyone?"

They both nod their heads yes and lean forward to hear everything.

"So I had some guitar designs made up that were inspired by his new album, and I chose this one." I show them a picture of a Fender electric guitar that is beige and has flower designs all over it. On the back there is a metal piece that has our initials on it and the year.

"Oh my god Kayleigh, it's beautiful!" Karen gushes.

"He's going to love it." Aaliyah adds approvingly.

"I hope so!"

We finish lunch and say our goodbyes as I won't see them again until Shawn your wraps up in October.

I drive back to my apartment and start to pack up my suitcases. I get a text from Sara, Hey I saw a Rolling Stones article on Shawn and it said you were almost raped this year????

My breath catches in my throat. I dial Shawn's number immediately "Hey, I wa-"

I cut him off quickly, "Did you approve the Rolling Stones article?"

"Wait, What?"

"Was the Rolling Stones article read through and approved?"

"They don't usually do that kind of thing so I don't think so, why?"

"Sara just texted me and asked if I was almost raped, because it said so in the fucking article." I almost mad at this point. I've worked so hard to put the whole thing behind me, and now everyone will know about it.

"How the fuck would they have found out about it? I sure as hell didn't say anything."

"Well somebody did Shawn."

"Okay, I'm going to make some calls and figure out who leaked it. I'm going to call you back right away, okay?"

"Okay," I say quietly and hang up the phone.

I go back into Sara's text and debate what to say. I could lie, but at the end of the day she is my best friend. I'm so sorry I didn't tell you, it's just so painful still and I didn't know how too.
I reply.

I wish you told me so I could be there for you, does anybody know? She asks.

Just Shawn and Brian, they were the ones who found me afterwards.

Well I'm glad you're okay now. Text me if you need anything.

My phone starts to ring again and I see that it's Shawn, "Anything?" I ask hopefully.

He sighs, "they're refusing to give any names. I'm sorry Kayleigh, I wish I could get rid of the whole article, but we can't do anything."

I feel tears start to trickle down my face. "Then you should say something about it. Post an Instagram or something."

"If I'm being honest, it might be better if you do. You have a large enough following that you can actually make a difference and it will mean more coming from you."

"Okay, you're probably right."

"I'll come over later tonight okay?"

"Yep, I'll see you soon." I say and hang up the phone.

I open up a new note on my phone and and started to type. I wrote a paragraph about my experience and how I had hoped to keep things private. I realized that now that it is out I can use my status for good and speak out about these problems. Which I'm grateful for the opportunity to do.

Within minutes of posting it I had thousands of likes which soon turned into hundreds of thousands. Shawn reposted it which gave it even more publicity and it made me smile to know that I could be helping other girls.

The next morning Shawn and I wake up early so we make it to the airport on time. We are flying private again which is so nice. We get to Amsterdam at around 6pm. We check into our hotel and then go to meet up with everyone for supper and drinks. Once there we give everyone hugs and start to talk with everyone.

The next few days are awesome and we have been having a blast with everybody. Tonight is Shawn birthday and we are going out for dinner to a nice restaurant after we take a ride through the canal.

Hours later and we are all several drinks in and Shawn and I especially are quite tipsy. "Let's go to a club!" Brian shouts and we all agree.

We walk down the street and find one that seems to be a good time. I grab Shawn's hand and lead him onto the dance floor. "You're so hot." Shawn says as I dance around him.

I lean into kiss him and we stand there making out for a minute before I pull away. "Come back here," Shawn tried to pull me back to him but I slip away.

"You'll have to wait for later tonight." I wink at him and dance over to everybody else.

I can feel his eyes linger on me as I disappear out of his sight.

Two hours later and I am even more tipsy than I was before. I haven't seen Shawn in a while so I decide to text him and see where he is, he doesn't answer so I assume he's gone back to the hotel. He was much more drunk than I was so at least I hope that's where he is.

Brian, Jon, Alicia and I hop into a cab and go back to the hotel.

I get back and stumble with the room key before going inside. "Shawn?" I whisper. I hear noise in the bedroom so I turn on the light and walk in. What I see makes me stop dead in my tracks.

Authors Note

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