When I opened my eyes I found my parents and a nurse looking at a monitor. They told me I fainted and I would be home soon. In fact I got back home that evening. On our way home I asked my mother if Andrew knew what had happened to me.
"I don't know. If he doesn't he'll find out soon from the internet," she said. She had a point. The internet was a good thing for communication and to know the latest news. But it had its negative side. Celebrities like Andrew had no privacy. I guess you can count me as one of those people too now.
Andrew came to visit me home as soon as he found out that evening.
"Bobby told me you fainted. How are you?" he asked.
I was back to normal when he came over.
"Fine, I guess. I thought I was pretty clear about us. Why are you here?"
"I came to make sure you were okay. I know I shouldn't have come but it won't make any difference now. You are a celebrity whether you like it or not. You can't escape."
After I said nothing, he continued.
"I also came here to make you an offer."
"Does it include me being invisible?" I asked slightly more interested than before.
"Sort of," he said. "I was thinking maybe you would like to write our songs. You'll get paid of course but you won't appear on any adverts or album covers or on stage. You'll just work with us behind the scenes. We won't even mention your name if you want."
"Deal," I said without even thinking. It was a dream job for me. I couldn't ask for anything better.
"Here's the address to the studio," he said handing me a business card. "You can go there, write the songs, and Tony will pick them up. On that card you have the opening hours, telephone number and email. Call them on email them before you go so that they'll know about you. Tony already talked to them but just to make sure. You'll receive the money by check."
"How much?" I asked.
"I don't know. Tony deals with the money. But I know you'll get paid very well."
I managed to write a whole album. And Andrew was right; they did pay me a lot. I still texted Andrew every now and then. He gave me a lot of feedback on the songs I wrote. We were still friends after all. I also wrote more songs for other singers but I always kept myself hidden. As long as they paid me for my work, I was good with that.