.................. The rest of the day Miranda and I spent talking like she’d been my friend for year we just connected easily. Other people were saying hi to me and I had no clue who they were until Miranda told me they’d been in the Band room when I was singing earlier, and that there was a buzz going round about Coach Jones and Mr. Sorenson cooking up a plan with the Dance Coach for the big first home game this coming Friday.
“Chris… Chris” I looked round as I walked out of the office after handing in the form I’d had to drag round and get signed by the teachers. A tall skinny guy with jet black hair and thick raccoon eyeliner skidded to a halt. “Do you have to be anywhere?”
“Er… yes and no” I shrugged
“Okay if no then the Boss wants to see you in the band room and Yes then the boss wants to see you I the band room” he laughed
“So I don’t get a whole lot of choice then do I” I smiled shaking my head
“Nope” he popped the p as he said it “I’m Alfie” he held out his hand I took it and smiled “and I have to say you’re good Nickelback… Eh… not so much” he waved his hand and pulled a face
“Hey don’t knock one of the hottest singers ever”
“You’re kidding right” he groaned “the dudes’ fugly”
“Hey this girl wouldn’t say know I held up my hands and if he sang to me” I fanned myself with my hand “I’d be putty in his hands”
“Canadian rockers” he clicked his tongue and rolled his eyes as we walked down the hall
“I need to make a quick call” I said thinking about my Aunt watching Jess. “Okay I’ll meet you in the room” he walked away pushing his hands into his pockets as he went I took out my phone and dialed my Aunt’s house and groaned when I got the answer machine
***Aunt Marie its Chris. I have to stay behind for some music thing… I might be a little later than we thought… call me if it’s a problem***
I hung up
“You know she doesn’t mind she gets a little girl to herself for a while” I looked round as Xander walked down the hall his cleats in one hand and his helmet in the other.
“Are you following me?” I smiled
“No I left these in my locker” he held up the cleats “So what did Alfie want?”
“I have to go see Mr. Sorenson again” I shrugged
“Niko heard you sing and was telling the guys you rock, and I have to admit I had a hard time keeping my mouth shut” he chuckled “I wanted to brag about how good you really are”
“Well don’t and keep biting that tongue for a little while longer till I find my place in the school” I patted his shoulder
“Okay” he smiled “I’ll catch you later… oh and I think we need to talk about your sarcasm levels” he pointed at me as he walked away
“I know they’re not quite back to my usual level but I’m, working on it” he shook his head and pushed open the door to the outside world as I headed for the band room. I walked in there were three guys including Alfie sitting on chairs Alfie had a base guitar on his lap.
“Darling finally” Mr. Sorensen breezed over to me “Now we wise and wondrous teachers have decided to wow” he did Jazz hands and over exaggerated the WOW “And I truly mean wow the Home crowd at this weeks’ opening game with a half time show to rival the super bowl” I pulled a face and looked at Alfie he shook his head and smiled “Well you get what I mean…” he smiled “and you my dear will be the perfect all American girl to begin with when you sing the Anthem and then half time you’ll be our rock chick” I snorted because the words rock and chick coming out of his mouth sounded so funny.
“So Boss what are we doing?” One of the guys sighed twirling drumsticks in his fingers.
“Well the dance team will be doing their performance in front of the bleachers while you my wonderful students” he walked round the 4 of us “will be singing a mixture of” he handed Alfie a C.D. and waved his hand at the stereo on the far wall. I sat down in the seat Alfie got up from and looked at the other two guys.
“Hi. I’m Chris” I smiled at both of them
“I’m Kerion and this is Pete” the drummer smiled they both looked like they belonged in a metal band. “And the Nickelback you did” he offered me his fist making me laughed as Mr. Sorenson clapped his hands together
“Okay now the first song” he rolled his eyes “Coach wants it for his “BOYS”…” He did the quotation marks in the air so fine let him have that but your little Nickelback performance this morning” he looked at Kerion “Thank you for letting me borrow your I-pod” he giggled Kerion just shrugged. “I’d personally not listened to them but I found a rocking song that I changed the words to because I don’t really think we can talk about drinking whiskey at a school event” he sighed he handed me a sheet of paper “But I think you could blow it out of the park so to speak because to me it sums up or schools ‘Balls to the wall’ attitude” I looked down at the slightly revised words for “Burn it to the ground” as Alfie hit play and ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ filled the room. I looked at Mr. Sorenson.
“Coaches song” I laughed pointing to the stereo
“Yes Honey he has no imagination” he sighed okay so lets get started he jumped up.
“He’ll work us like dogs to get this right” Alfie laughed as he walked back over and picked up his guitar again “e has a thing to prove that us Band and theatre kids can kick ass as much as the rest of the school” I took a microphone from the stand and looked at him
“He’s right we can”
“Er… Hello have you seen Jock central” he groaned “We’re not the cool kids”
“So do something about it” I smiled…………………………