Demi needed some air. This whole dating Joe thing was great at the start, but now it was just becoming complicated. To be honest, she would’ve rather them stay private about the relationship. Now that everyone knew, she felt like this huge pressure was on her shoulders.
She walked outside and took a deep breath. The cool air blew on her face and she thought about nothing, not about Joe or the media or anything. She felt at peace for a moment.
"What are you doing?" Came a voice from behind her. She jumped and turned around, ready to cuss out Joe for disturbing her. But when she looked, she saw that it wasn’t Joe, but his younger brother and her best friend, Nick. He was laughing at her, probably because of her reaction.
"You scared the shit out of me." She breathed out, putting her hand on her chest and feeling her heart that was beating faster than usual.
"I can see that." He said with a cocky grin. He stuffed his hands into the pockets of his dress pants and walked up to her. "But what are you doing out here?" He asked again. He was standing next to her now.
Demi just shrugged. “I just needed some air.”
"Darn, I was hoping you were looking for aliens. I was gonna join you." Nick joked as he looked up at the night sky.
This made Demi laugh. Nick always knew how to put a smile on her face when she was feeling down. She didn’t even have to say anything, it was like a sixth sense Nick had.
They stood there in silence for a few moments, looking up at the beautiful dark sky, until paparazzi finally started to notice them and take pictures.
"I guess we’d better head back in." Demi suggested.
Nick took a step back. “Ladies first.” He said.
Demi smiled at her best friend and began to walk in as she waved to the paparazzi. When they both went back into the banquet hall, she gave Nick a hug.
"What’s this for?" Nick asked, wrapping his arms around her.
Demi smiled and replied, “For being the best friend ever.”