I sighed as I kept an eye on Cyber, knowing she was still weak. I swear, if Vince wasn't my bandmate I would have kicked his ass by now. I thought on what to do with her, still noticing some of the bloodstains on her skin. She was such a mess I didn't realize that she had very little on, save for a rhinestone bikini. Vince had some weird taste in clothing when it came to girls. I blushed hard, but I knew that she had to at least look presentable. Tommy got on the bus just in time, having picked up some clothes for her from the merch booth. "Not sure if these will fit, but... I think they come close." I laid them out to be sure. "Yeah, they'll do, Tommy." I took one of my bandannas and started soaking it in water, attempting to remove the bloodstains on her skin. I heard a soft moan from her, causing me to bite my lip a little. Damn... even if he is so full of himself, Vince sure knows how to pick a girl. I managed to get up to her neck, really cleaning it this time. There, now she won't have to worry about having to go to a hospital because of a maniac blonde. "For someone who wants to let her loose, Nik, you sure do care about her." Tommy smirked. "Shut up, Tommy." I snorted. "It's Vince's fault we're in this mess." Tommy shook his head. "I know that much. That little shit is so full of himself." I picked up one of the throws that Tommy brought and wrapped it around her, trying to keep her warm. "Well, she's taken care of for now. And I managed to get Vince's paws off of her until we get to the next city." Tommy looked at me quizzically as I made that statement. "How?" I put my hands up in defense. "Don't look at me! It was her idea to pass herself off to keep Vince away." Tommy had to sit down at that point. "Whoa whoa whoa! Let me wrap my head around this for a moment... she... made you 'claim' her? Okay... either she's really smart or really crazy." I laughed a little bit. "I'd say both, but it worked." Cyber rolled over in the blanket, looking so innocent and so fragile. I almost felt bad for having the idea to let her loose in the next city, especially with her being by herself. "Hey, man... you alright? You're staring at that chick awfully hard." Tommy mused. "I'm fine... just concerned." I sighed as I brushed her hair aside. She just looked so precious, too good for this earth. "Earth to Sixx!" Tommy snapped his fingers in front of my face. "We can't just keep her here." I looked up at him. "I know, Tommy, but it just doesn't feel right to leave her without somebody to protect her." Tommy ruffled his curly hair. "Let it go, Nikki... you know she's not going to see you again anyway."
Suddenly, Cyber started to shake really bad in her sleep, whimpering softly. "Help..." As if on impulse, I scooped her up and tried to calm her down. "Ssshhh... it's okay." She clutched a hold of my tank top, her shaking slowly calming down. I felt a pang of emotion hit my undead heart. I felt responsible for her... to put it lightly. "Nik, please try not to get too attached to that girl." Tommy sighed. "She has a name, Tommy!" I snapped. "Jesus! Fine!" Tommy got up on his bunk and rubbed his forehead. "I'll find a way to help you protect her, okay? Maybe Mick's girlfriend can help us out, since she's living in the next city." She finally started sleeping easy as I held her close. "Thanks Tommy." Tommy smirked at me. "Whatever helps you sleep." Speaking of sleep, I'm worn out from this ordeal myself. I slowly laid her down on the bunk, then I wrapped my arms around her protectively. "Goodnight, my princess..." I mumbled into her hair as she slept.
The next morning, I woke up to Mick shaking my shoulder. "Nikki, we're at Durah's now. Come on." I groaned and managed to sit up, rubbing my eye and looking at Cyber. She was still asleep and still looking as beautiful as ever. I started undoing the blanket so I could help her get dressed, causing her to shiver and blush a little. I took the t-shirt Tommy brought from the merch booth and gently slipped it on her as best as I could. Then I slipped her into the leather pants he brought. This will do for now. I scooped up the pale girl and carried her to the doorstep. Fortunately, it was a day off, and I could at least say goodbye to her. I didn't want to, but I had to. It was for her own good. Durah finally opened the door and smiled when she saw Mick. "Hey babe!" Mick smiled and gave her a peck on the lips in response. Durah then took a look at Cyber. "Vince again?" She frowned. "Yep." Mick grumbled. Cyber started to stir a little bit then looked up at me with her icy blue eyes and smiled, but smiled sadly. "Well, come on in, I guess." Mick went in first, I followed soon after with Cyber in my arms. "What's this one's name?" Durah asked. "Cyber." I was all too quick to respond. Durah cocked an eyebrow, but again, didn't say anything. Blushing a little, I went back to focus on the girl in my arms.
"So, we need your help again." Mick sighed. "Okay, first off, you need to tell Vince to stop this." I snorted a little. "Duly noted." Durah looked at Cyber. "Secondly, do you know if she has a place to go or any family?" Cyber hid her face in my shoulder, which was a sign that said she didn't. "Probably not." Cyber wrapped her arms around my neck and mumbled something under her breath. "Thank you." I almost didn't want to leave her when she said that. "Alright, Nikki. I hate to have this imposed on you, but you'll need to pick her up once the tour's over." I nodded in response. "I can do that. Vince doesn't really visit much anyway." Cyber's eyes lit up as she heard her say I would pick her up. She snuggled me close, allowing me to remove that awful collar she had on. I traced the tattoo of my portrait on her neck and silently admired it. Whoever was her tattoo artist, he or she did really well with it. She looked at me with those beautiful blue eyes again, as if there was a silent wish behind them. Cyber then slowly got out of my arms and just sat next to me. "Don't forget me." She whispered, closing her eyes innocently.
Durah had headed off to the kitchen by this point, pouring us a cup of coffee. "A little pick-me-up before you head out." She smiled before looking at Cyber. "Do you want any?" She nodded shyly as Durah poured another for her. "Thank you..." Cyber whispered softly as she took the mug and held it like a squirrel held an acorn. Her eyes occasionally glanced at me, then back to her coffee as she sipped on it. By contrast to me, Mick, and Durah, she looked like a doll. At least, that's what I thought, anyway. Don't forget me. Those words will haunt me for a while... at least until I can get back to her. I continued sipping my coffee, trying to focus on something else. Mick and Durah, of course, were chattering away in their own world. I took Cyber's hand in mine to try and make sure she wouldn't feel alone. "It may take some time, but I will call." She smiled again, but this time a little happier. As soon as she finished her coffee, I let her lay on my shoulder. She didn't need to say anything... her actions told it all. I smiled, knowing she was content.
"So... Cyber... are you feeling alright?" I asked her. She nodded in response, listening to my breathing. "Vince didn't do too much damage, did he? You sme-... um... look anemic." Cyber reached out with her thin hand, holding mine. "I'll be okay." Durah noticed our interaction and grinned. "You know, you can take her to dinner if you're that concerned." I blushed at the mention of that, but Cyber seemed okay with it. "Would a steakhouse be good?" I asked her, knowing she needed to get some iron in her diet. "That would be fine." Cyber smiled, snuggling close. "Alright." Durah giggled, causing Mick to roll his eyes. "Go on, then, Nikki. Mick and I will be fine." Cyber just simply stood up. "Shall we?" I decided I'd follow suit and at least be a gentleman about it. "Of course."
Cyber headed towards the door with me, letting me open it for her as we went down the street, hoping to find somewhere good so she could be able to recover. I stayed by her side to be sure no one tries to get at her and hurt her. She had enough hell for one night. She would occasionally take a glance at me, then look back down as she and I continued. "Here's a good one." I pointed out the nearest steakhouse to us. "Alright then." She headed towards the entrance with me before I opened the door again for her. Soon, we were in line, waiting on the next server.