The deal was that Jon would go to Istanbul, Turkey - where they would have the first show after the break, and talk to his people. Then she would fly over the day after and officially join them. Obviously the fact that he was telling a couple of people about her didn’t mean they could be out in the open. In fact they had to be more careful than ever before. No-one could see them together in a way that would make them assume things. But Georgia was fine with that. She would never be comfortable to be too close to Jon in a room full of people that had worked with him for years and probably all knew his wife as well.
Georgia had been worried, and she was nervous as hell to actually take the plane to Istanbul and throw herself into this. She wondered what she would say if she was introduced to the guys in the band, his brother, everyone. If she could ever get herself to meet them at all. What would she say to his brother? ‘Hi, I’m Georgia, and I might become your sister-in-law? Yes I know you already have one but I happen not to care about that?’ Everything was just absurd. Jon tried to ensure her several times that he didn’t think people would make a very big deal out of it. “There are rules you know, what happens on the road, stays on the road…” he would say, just to add that even if people would judge them, they shouldn’t care because it was “no-one’s fucking business.” She assumed he was right, kind of, but she wasn’t too sure if she could be that strong if it ever came to meeting people from his world.
They also discussed the option of her taking a job on the road but Georgia couldn’t get herself to do that. Soon everyone would still find out about her real reasons to be there and if they’d give her a job hey would create especially for her it would all just feel too cheap romantic novel-like and it already was anyway. No, if she’d be so cool to get involved in this situation she’d rather play fair about it to the people she had to deal with. No matter how scary. So as Georgia was mentally preparing herself for that as she was waiting in the business lounge at the airport, Jon informed his brother, his band and his manager about her arrival.
It didn’t go down well with everyone – like he expected. But he told them everything they needed to know, which wasn’t that much. Just that he invited someone to join him on tour. A girl – a woman, that had become very special to him very quickly and that he wanted to be with right now. And that he’d also spent his week in Tuscany with her and that it didn’t feel right to let her fly back home. And that was all he said.
Maybe he would have told his brother more, because that had been the hardest. But there just wasn’t an easy way to tell your brother that you were cheating on his beloved sister-in-law with some mysterious woman. And Matt didn’t give him the chance to tell him more either, because after he spend five minutes walking up and down the room, swearing at him while making wild gestures he stormed off and Jon hadn’t heard of him since, but he figured he would come around eventually. He had to – there still was work to do.
The guys in the band had been cooler – but Jon had seen enough of them to know that they would and could be the last ones to judge him. Tico shook his head and reminded him that this wasn’t the eighties anymore and that he might wanted to think about it a little more before he would do something stupid, Richie made the mistake of mentioning his kids and then apologised and said it was up to him, David slammed him on his shoulder and said: “That explains why you came back wearing that glow all over you – it’s not just from the Tuscan sun, you spend the whole fucking week… fucking.”. Jon wasn't sure if he quite liked this reaction but he figured it was better than storming off like his brother. Paul mainly focussed on ways to make sure to keep it away from the public and the press. All in all he was glad that he did it, even though he didn’t feel like he owed anyone an apology or an explanation and now it was up to them to decide what to do with it.
He didn’t care. He had other things to worry about. But for now being with Georgia was no longer one of them. He looked at his watch and smiled. Within 2 hours they would be together again – Longer than they’d ever been able to be since they met.