Categories > Celebrities > My Chemical Romance > I brought you my bullets, you brought me your love.1 Reviews
Amanda doesn't have much, her Dad is dead, her Mom is in and out of prison and she only has one friend. Will her life change when she meets her favourite band?
31st March 2012
I awoke to the familiar smell of coffee and cigarettes and the unfamiliar smell of pancakes. The sound of MCR echoed through the walls of my house, whats going on? My Mom hates MCR and pancakes. I rolled over to my side to look at my calendar, 31st March. Oh yeah, it's my birthday. Lucky me. I've never had a good birthday, let's just say my life hasn't been the best. My Mom is in and out of prison and my died when I was 6, he committed suicide, none of us know why and I don't think I want to know. Today I'm 16 and hopefully my life will change soon. I don't think I'm living a terrible life, I think myself lucky. Most kids out there don't have anyone and die from starvation. At least I have food and shelter.
I rolled out of my makeshift bed and walked into the small kitchen. It's not really much of a kitchen, just a small dingy oven and sink. The wallpaper is starting to peel from the walls reflecting a moss covered wall.
"Morning sweetie" my Mom seemed cheery, she was never usually this cheery unless she had beat me before. She seemed to gain quite a thrill out of beating me, I wasn't a bad child. I was rather well behaved and I did what I was told, I didn't deserve this treatment but my Mom wasn't stable by herself, she needed me.
"Umm hi Mom, what's this?"
"What's what? I'm just making pancakes and listening to my favourite band, The Chemical Romantics"
"My Chemical Romance"
She never paid much attention to me but at least she was trying. She was only released from prison again last week. She had broke into someones house to get us food, she'd often send me into the houses. I didn't like it at all, it was horrible and wrong, but she wanted us to survive.
"Anyway it's a special day today so I have something special planned"
I was meant to be going to see MCR with my friend tonight but I didn't have the money to go. Not many people liked me at school, I was the girl who was different. My shower broke on numerous occasions so I'd often have greasy hair and I'd smell of smoke and body odour. The only true friend I had was Kay, she was quite popular until she met me. Some say I destroyed her popularity and that she has changed. It's true she had changed, but to me it was for the best. Now we are like sisters, I can tell her anything and trust her completely. We were going to see MCR until I heard my Mom was in prison, again. I barely had enough money to get food never mind bail her out for the 3rd time this month.
"What is it?"
It was rare that I would have a gift never mind a surprise. I wasn't particularly spoilt, I only had 2 pairs of jeans, 3 tops and 1 pair of shoes.
"Well I know someone who works at the arena where that band are playing and..."
No she cant have, I don't believe her!
"... I managed to get you two free tickets and backstage passes! Happy Birthday!"
"OH MY GOD MOM I LOVE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! I NEED TO TELL KAY!!!!"
I ran to my room and pulled out my phone, it wasn't a very new phone, it was my Dads old phone so I never wanted to get rid of it. I picked it up and dialled Kay's number.
"Hey Kayve man"
I did find my pun with Kay's name rather amusing.
" Hey Tranny, I like how when you were born your mother knew you'd be a transvestite by calling you Amanda, A Man Durrrr"
Ok so my comebacks weren't as smart and witty as Kay but I was...
No she's still better than me.
" Anyway, I have a birthday surprise that may involve you!"
"Hmm, I totally forgot it's your birthday. That's why I have a huge MCR present at my house for someone called Amanda. Is this surprise another oh so amazing trip to the paperweight centre"
I don't know why but for my last birthday I thought it would be fun to go to a paperweight centre, it was the most boring place I'd ever been.
" Ok so that wasn't one of my greatest ideas but let's just say my Mom has got us backstage passes and tickets to go see our future husbands"
" NO FUCKING WAY!!!!!"
"So I'm guessing you don't want to come? That's cool, I'm sure I can..."
" FUCK YOU AMANDA LOUISE YENDLE!!!!"
I loved messing with Kay, she could be such an idiot at times.
" IM COMING OVER LIKE NOW!!!"
Kay only lived down the road so I expected her to be here within seconds.
"Amanda! Kay is at the door, just go straight in "
My Mom was being so different today, maybe someone changed her pills.
"AMANDA! GAHHHH IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!"
God she was more excited than I was.
"I know?! That's all I get, dude I have your gift!!!!! I didn't get a card because I know how you feel about cards I mean they are pretty pointless but you know I got you a gift and I hope you like it well I know you will like it but..."
I'd never heard Kay talk that fast well when MCR released their new album she did. God she was a lunatic. But she was my best friend and I love her.
"Thanks. OPEN MY PRESENT NOW BITCH!!!!!"
"Dude, ok. Chill!"
I started to unwrap the object, tearing each layer of the jelly bean wrapping paper until I finally came to a box.
"Wow... A box... You shouldn't have..."
"Oh yeah, ha ha funny" she had a large amount of sarcasm in her voice, it was rather amusing.
I sat and stared at the box for a minute until I looked up and saw that Kay was giving me her famous death stare. The box was pretty plain with a black and red ribbon tying it, I began to take off the ribbon as the lid fell off revealing a bundle of gifts. A small iPod touch with am MCR cover, a signed Gerard Way photo, a few MCR guitar plectrums and a photo of me and Kay in a friendship photo frame.
"OH MY GOD KAY!!!!!!"
"I knew you'd like it!"
"Bitch, I can't accept this! You have done to much for me"
"Manda you're my best friend, this is your 16th birthday you deserve to be spoilt. I love you and I wanted to give you something special"
A few tears were being held back as I embraced her into a hug, I'm so lucky to have a friend like Kay. Sometimes I think I don't deserve her, she's such an amazing person.
"Thank you Kay, I love you so much"
A kiss was formed onto my lips.
"EWW KAY!!!! Too far dude. Too far"
"Sorry I got excited..."
"Oh my God! We need to get ready for tonight! Can I come round your house and lend some clothes?"
I hated asking her for things but I didn't want to meet my favourite band looking like a hobo.
"Of course you can girl! After all it is your BIRTHDAY!!!!!"
Maybe this birthday won't be so bad after all. This day is going to be perfect!