It's time for the auditions!
"Can you stop staring?" She laughed. I nodded and directed my attention to the guy in the middle of the room.
"Thanks for coming out everyone! My name is Matt. Today, we are going to match our local musicians with some interns. You will each get 3 minutes to tell us a little about yourself. After everyone is done, the bands will get to select who they want. Okay first up, you." Matt pointed to one of the blondes. She hurried to the middle of the floor, heels clacking.
"Hi! My name is Jessica! I'm 16. One day I want to be Miss America! I love music, like Beyonce and stuff!" I few people snickered at her nasily voice. The rest of the auditions were exactly the same. Before I knew it, it was my turn. I walked to the center of the room and looked up at the crowd.
"Hey. My name is Eva Andrews. I'm 18 and just graduated high-school. I play the piano, and sing. Music is basically my life. I also love comics and horror movies. I'm looking forward to hanging out with some of you this summer. Thanks." As I headed back to the wall, a few guys in the back applauded. Shannon gave me a high-five.
"Nicely done my friend!"
"Okay! Thank you Eva. Last one." Matt called. Shannon practically skipped to the center of the room. Her audition was flawless and made mine sound like it was written by a kindergardener. After a little bow, she came back to stand next to me. I was about to ask how she had given such a perfect audition, when Matt cleared his throat.
"Now if all of the interns could please join me out here." I felt the butterflies filling my stomach as I walked into the center of the room. If this was anything like picking teams in gym class, I would be last. "Umm...Gerard! You guys can go first." Four guys came to stand in front of us.
"Err...how about you? Shannon?" I taller man with long black hair pointed to Shannon. She smiled and walked to stand next to one of the guys. He was tall with brownish blonde hair peeking out from under a black beanie. A pair of glasses were balanced on his nose, about to fall off.
"Ooo! Gerard! Pick that one!" Another band member pointed to me. He was on the shorter side, with black hair. His arms covered with tattoos. Gerard laughed.
"Okay Frank. Um..Eva?" I nodded and hurried to stand next to Shannon. The rest of the interns were assigned to the remaining bands.
"Well that's everything! I'd like to thank all of you for making this project a success. Now that you are all paired up, I'll give you some time to get to know your bands." After one last wave, Matt hurried down the stairs.
"So, I'm Gerard." The man that had chosen Shannon, held out a hand. "This is Ray." He motioned to the fourth guy. Ray had an afro and was the tallest of the guys. "Um...well I guess you kinda already know Frank." Frank gave both Shannon and I a hug. "And this is my little brother Mikey." The one with the glasses gave a small wave. "We're My Chemical Romance. Looking forward to having you guys work with us. I think it might be a good idea if we all exchange numbers." I reached into my bag and pulled out my cell.
"Here ya go!" Frankie pulled my phone out of my hands and started setting himself as a contact. After all of our numbers had been exchanged, we said our goodbyes. Walking down the stairs, I felt a new wave of hope crash over me. Maybe this summer wouldn't be so bad after all. Before I went home, I stopped in the Starbucks and picked up one of my favorite things. Coffee! I hadn't even made it down the street, before my phone vibrated. I slid it open to find one new message.
Hey E! We're havin band practice tonight. Txt me ur address and I'll come pick u up! 7:30 ok? XO - Frank