*Wow, long time no update huh? I totally forgot about this story, but @LiveToBeMe here you go! Oh and I found another video to go with this story ----->
along with this http://m.weheartit.com/entry/93402457/via/KaylaByDesign and http://m.weheartit.com/entry/88599333/search?context_type=search&context_user=jackieleune&query=Austin+mahone+sleeping . You're welcome
" Are you sure you're feeling up to this?" Austin's mom asked. " Because you don't have to-"" I'b fide." He said blankly.
That was a lie. He felt worse than he did yesterday, but he had a radio interview that he had already rescheduled from the day before and he couldn't be a no show again.
" Just try not to talk too much." His manager said, referring to the voice he barely had.
That was good though, because Austin didn't really feel like talking.
" Ready?" Lexi's dad said as she walked out of the bathroom.
She nodded and looked over at Austin, causing him to smile an bite his lip. They all headed out of the room and into the hallway towards the elevators. His manager pressed the elevator button and waited a few moments until the brass doors slid open. They piled in and his manager hit the lobby button, causing the elevator to slowly descend until it reached the ground floor. The doors opened back up to reveal the lavish lobby of the 5 star hotel they were currently staying at. They quickly made their way through the clusters of people and hurriedly walked outside. As soon as Austin hit the outside, the icy winter air blew against his nose and created a strong tickle in the back of his sinuses. He frantically buried his face in the crook of his arm an an attempt to catch the oncoming sneezes.
" HUH-tschieww! HAHTSCHIEWW!"
The powerful, cold-induced sneezes had him bent over at the waist, causing him to stumble and almost knocking him over. His manager placed a steady hand on his arm and led him to the black SUV parked about 100 feet away. They all crawled in the car, his mom and his manager occupying the middle row while Austin and Lexi sat in the very back row. The driver shut the door and hopped into the drivers seat before pulling away an taking off down the road. Austin shivered as his body tried to fight off the freezing cold he had just endured. Lexi grabbed Austin's frozen hand and engulfed them in hers, letting the warmth from soft hands transfer into his. He looked up and her she gave him a sweet smile. He felt his cheeks get hot and he looked out the window in order to try and hide it from Lexi, but she didn't really notice due to the fact that his cheeks were already flushed from a climbing 102 degree fever. He brought one arm up to his face and coughed into it, sounding worse than he did before. The harsh, sickly sounding coughs sent spikes of pain shooting down his throat, causing him to cringe.
" Ow." He said quietly
Lexi frowned and handed him a bottle of water she had brought for herself, seeing that Austin needed it more than her.
He took the bottle and drank it without hesitation, trying to soothe his sore, swollen throat. It helped for about 5 seconds before another round of coughs over took him. he was able to stifle them long enough to take another drink, which this time succeeded in subsiding the fit. He finished the bottle and placed it in the empty seat between them. Austin leaned his head back and closed his eyes, wanting to be back in his nice, warm bed.
By the time they got to the venue, Austin had fallen asleep against the window. As bad as she felt about it, Lexi gently shook him awake. He looked dazed for a moment until he realized where they were. He slowly made his way out of the car, shivering as the frigid wind whipped against his skin. He tucked his hands into his jacket pockets, but the cold had already set deep into his bones. He followed everyone into the building, glad to be put of the bitter cold.
He let out a loud, wet sneeze into his hands, barely catching it in time. He sniffled thickly and looked up to see the radio hosts standing in front of him.
" Hi Austin," The female host said kindly. She looked like she was in her mid twenties, maybe 26 or 27." I'm Kelly. Nice to meet you."
She stuck out her hand for Austin to shake, but he was reluctant due to the fact that he had been sneezing into them all day. His manager shook her hand, making up for his social ineptancy.
" We're so glad you could finally make it. Are you feeling better?" Kelly asked.
To be honest, he felt terrible, but he wasn't one to complain so he just shrugged.
" Well we're happy to have you," The other host said. He looked a bit older, 30 at the most." I'm Mark, by the way."
Austin nodded and followed as they led him into the broadcasting room. Anyone could take one look at him and tell he wasn't acting like himself. The normally bubbly, outgoing teen was quiet and withdrawn with no facial exp
ression to math his sullen mood. Honestly, all he wanted to do was curl up with Lexi and sleep forever in her embrace, but he wasn't about to tell anyone that. He sat down in a black swivel chair next to Mark, sinking down into the comfortable cushions that hugged his aching muscles. Lexi, his mom, and his manager sat in chairs behind Austin that were close enough to hear, but not enough to be picked up by the microphones. Austin looked over at them and Lexi gave him a thumbs up, creating a sweet smile that crept over his dry lips.
" Ready?" Mark asked.
Austin nodded and took a deep breath, wheezing a bit as he did.
" Alright, we have Austin Mahone in the studio with us," Mark said as the sound of faint clapping could be heard in the background." Now Austin, you had to cancel yesterday because you weren't feeling well. How are you today?"
" I'b okay." Austin said, the congestion and raspiness evident even over the air.
" Well glad to know you're feeling better," Kelly said." Okay so we have a list of questions submitted by our listeners, who have been dying to hear your answers. Let's see, @Alex2634 asked 'How does it feel to be the new Justin Bieber?'"
Austin coughed a little to loosen the congestion deep in his chest as he attempted to answer the question.
" Id feels good, bud I like do thindk thad I'b differendt frob hib. Like I wand do be Austid, dot Justid."
" Yeah we wouldn't wanna be compared to him either." Mark joked.
Austin laughed, but it turned into a nasty cough. His mom looked worriedly at him, knowing that he shouldn't have even gotten out of bed that morning. She bit her lip and sat back in her chair, trying to keep from saying anything.
" You alright?" Mark asked.
" Yeah, I'b fide," He responded, his voice strained." Whad's the nexdt questiod?"
" Uh, Ashley from our Facebook page asked 'What's your favorite type of music?'" Kelly said, reading from the long list on her computer.
" Ub, probably pop or rap." He answered.
" Yeah mine too." Mark said.
" @MaryLeeBeth89 asked 'How are you handling your newfound fame?'" Kelly said.
" Well, I try do sday grounded. I don't thindk of byself as Austid Bahode, teed sensatiod. I thindk of byself as Austid, the regular kid who likes foodball and girls." He said genuinely.
That was one of the many things about Austin that people were so attracted to; he was always 100% honest with people. He was a heartfelt, relatable person, which related well with the public.
" Speaking of girls," Mark smirked." @HeyItsKay asked ' Are you and Lexi a thing?'"
Lexi's eyes immediately shot up from her phone and she looked around with wide eyes. Austin looked over at her, his cheeks as red as tomatoes.
" Ub..." He stammered. He didn't want to reveal his true feelings for her live across the air because he didn't know how she would take it and it could potentially embarrass them both." Do, we're jusd friends."
It hurt him to say that because be wanted them to be so much more than that, but he just didn't know how to make that happen.
" Oh we, I think you two would
Be cute together." Kelly said.
She looked over at Lexi, who at this point was blushing too.
" Brittany from our Facebook page asked 'Are you excited for your first headlining tour?'" Mark said, picking one out of the many Facebook comments left on their fan page.
Austin opened his mouth to respond, but the need to sneeze overtook him and had him bringing his hands to his face.
" Bless you." Kelly said.
" Bless you." Mark said.
" HehtschIEwww! HahTSCHiewww!"
Mark and Kelly looked around, not really sure what to do. Austin's manager mouthed the words 'cut to commercial' and Mark followed his lead.
" Alright, we'll be right back with Austin Mahone."
He played Austin's latest hit 'Banga! Banga!' while Austin sat there with his hands still cupped over his mouth, waiting for the next sneeze to come.
His eyes filled with tears, partly from pain and partly from embarrassment.
" Need a tissue?" Mark offered.
Austin nodded and Mark handed him one, a sense of déjà vu evident in the situation. He blew his nose loudly and threw the used tissue in the trash, a sudden wave of dizziness washing over him. He buried his face in his hands and leaned forward, placing his head in his lap.
" Austin honey, are you okay?" His mom asked, concern lacing her words.
He nodded his head once, causing pain to shoot through it.
" If you're not feeling well, we can end the interview now." She offered.
"Mh-mh." He said, his words muffled by his hands.
His mom looked at his manager and telepathically made a mutual agreement.
" Yeah, I think we need do." His manager said.
" No!" Austin yelled.
His head shot up, another spike of pain traveling throughout his temples.
" Austin, don't be stubborn." His mom said.
" But by fands." He whined, his voice rough and jagged.
" Sometimes you just have to put your health and well being first." His manager coaxed.
He sank bak in his chair without a word. He looked crushed, as he always did when he he to let anyone, let alone his fans, down. He looked away from everyone in spite of himself. They waited until the song was over so they could sign off.
" Okay Austin, thank you so much for stopping by. It was a pleasure having you." Mark said.
" You too." Austin said shortly in fear of crying.
They cut to another commercial and his mom walked over to him and put her hands on his tense shoulders.
" C'mon, let's get you back to bed."
" Thank you so much for having us on your show." His manger said.
" No problem. We enjoyed having you." Mark said.
" Feel better." Kelly said.
Austin gave her a nonverbal thank you and got up, struggling to stand straight. He followed everyone out of the room silently as he hung his head in shame.
" It's okay, it's not your fault." Lexi reassured him.
She pulled him in for a side hug as they walked through the building and out the door. He pressed himself against her, absorbing the warmth she gave off. They all piled into the car, this time Lexi sitting in the back with her dad and Austin sitting next to his mom. He put his head on her shoulder and she wrapped her arm around her sick teenager in an attempt to comfort him.
" I promise you baby, your short appearance means the world to your fans," She said." They'll understand why you had to go."
He didn't say anything, and his mom gently ran her hand through her son's brown hair, sneaking a forehead feel to confirm her suspicions that he was still burning up. He sniffled thickly in her ear and under her other hand, should could feel his body trembling slightly. She just wanted to get him home, or at least back to the hotel, which seemed like forever away for them both.
*Okay so it's like 2am and I'm too tired to spell check right now I'm sorry for the mistakes. I'll edit them later*