Red had her by the hand and was pulling her away from Charlie, toward the stage. He stopped and pointed at her, giving her a sly grin.
"You can sing."
Cait blanched and pulled back on her arm. "No, I can't!" She leaned in close and shoved him. "You were in Charlie's bedroom earlier. God damn it, Red!"
"We didn't see anything. You look nice, by the way. JT was right, that dress is kind of see thru."
"Who is 'we'?" she yelped loudly and looked down at her dress. "You picked this out?"
"It was a general consensus. LT decided it for the most part, really."
"Oh. My. God."
Red kissed her hand and then dragged her the rest of the way up to the stage. "Just follow my lead. We'll do an easy duet and -"
"Red I swear to god I'm going to cut you. Let me go!" Red had her half up the steps to the stage when she tried to twist out of his grip again, making him turn back and pick her up, cradling her in his arms.
"Oh come on, this will be so much fun. Just play it loose and let it run!"
"Red I can't do this. You don't understand. I got a thing-"
"You're not giving a speech, just do what you do when you're in the shower!"
"I like how you use creeping into your buddy's bedroom while his girl is showering as part of your argument. Really, that not only takes moxy but guts, as well."
Red set her down in front of the microphone and suddenly she felt like a spot light was on her. No, there was a spot light on her.
"Red I'm going to throw up."
JT jumped up from the floor and stood next to Cait. "Hey, you look nice."
"You are dead, mister. Both of you."
JT raised his hands and backed away to the DJ table as Red finished messing with the equipment, just in time to grab Cait's hand again as she tried to make a get-away.
"Ok, here we go."
"Red, no. Seriously."
Red stepped up to the microphone when a familiar beat came on and he wasted no time in starting the song.
Can't take my eyes off of you.(you)
You'd be like heaven to touch.
I wanna hold you so much.( hold you so much)
At long last love has arrived.
And I thank God I'm alive.
You're just too good to be true.
Can't take my eyes off of you.
Red took her hand and gave her the sweetest smile she had ever seen on the man. She immediately thought, 'oh you prick' and her expression reflected it, making him laugh.
There's nothing else to compare,
The sight of you leaves me weak,
There are no words left to speak,( words left to speak)
But if you feel like I feel,
Please let me know that it's real,
You're just too good to be true,
Can't take my eyes off of you,
Cait glared at Red as he pulled her close and hung his arms loose around her waist. He mouthed encouragement to her, nodding again.
'Come on, just sing,' he mouthed.
The beat rounded again and Cait pushed Red away and faced the microphone, belting out the chorus.