Punishment by Pop Star The Joint Effort CHAPTER 19By now I feel like I've seen Bieber perform a million times, but tonight he's absolutely killing it. Every move and every note is perfect, but more importantly filled with passion, power, and confidence. The crowd's going wilder than usual, and I stop my foot from tapping to the beat. Bieber's panting at the end, but it's nothing like when he came offstage ill. This time he's simply exhausted all the determination and energy he has in him. I'm proud of him.Punishment by Pop Star The Joint Effort CHAPTER 19 by JeticaForever
After Bieber finishes "#thatPower" and "As Long As You Love Me," a sudden silence goes over the stage. He appears to be whispering something to his audience, and they applaud and cheer. What the heck is he doing? Now I see him exit the stage and thus make his way through the curtain towards me.
"Is something wrong?" I ask him, confused.
"I need you," Bieber picks up a stool and leads me onstage.
Maybe a fuse is about to blow again? I follow but not without reminding him, "I'm not good with electricity, remember what happened last ti
Punishment by Pop Star The Joint Effort CHAPTER 18"No, no," I say and take the cup of milk from Bieber.Punishment by Pop Star The Joint Effort CHAPTER 18 by JeticaForever
He groans. "Aw, come on."
"Do you ever learn?" I scold him. He sticks his tongue out at me, and I stick mine out in return.
Though there are plenty of things that are the same, there are also plenty of things that have changed big time in the last few weeks. I've put Bieber on a grueling "road to recovery," but nothing I know he can't handle. I've been on his back about practices, rehearsals, nutrition, protocol, you name it, yet I've been his emotional and mental support every step of the way. The goal has been to strengthen Bieber regarding both his mental and physical health, and it's coming along swimmingly. Sure he has a setback here and there, and it's hard work, but he's doing really well, fantastically even—though the most important thing is that he's committed to helping himself and to keep on improving. The progress he's made is amazing and it's incredible how quickly the transformation has been taking place before m
Punishment by Pop Star The Joint Effort CHAPTER 17I watch Bieber in the recording booth instead of reading my book. It hasn't been long since he reached out and asked me for help but everything about him already seems different. He's calm, he's loose, he's smiling—nothing like the irritable, anxious, always-on-the-verge-of-tears jerk of a kid I saw in the beginning. It's almost like he's back to the Bieber I fell in hate with years ago.Punishment by Pop Star The Joint Effort CHAPTER 17 by JeticaForever
"What are you smiling about?"
I look up to see Scooter. "Nothing."
He sits down next to me on the couch. "He sure has changed, huh?"
Another mind-reader. "Yeah," I admit.
"Almost like a completely different person." We sit there in a comfortable, contemplative silence for a minute, and then Scooter says, "Justin's calling you." I look to the recording booth where Bieber has his headphones around his neck, beckoning me to come. "Not that you could've heard him," Scooter adds, referring to the soundproof quality of the glass room.
"Some things never change," I sigh as I get up. I hear Scooter chuck