Music has always been apart of my life from the beginning when I got a little kids guitar when I was five from my dad. Then tragic struck when I turned 13 my father died from a heart attack on the day after christmas. My mom didn’t know what to do as having a brother turning 18 soon and a kid of 13. Me and my brother became closer than anything over the couple of months.
We never thought mom would get married again because of how my mom and dad were in love with each other. Couple years later when I was turning sixteen and my brother was 21 my mom started dating again and was deeply in love with a guy who worked at CND record label. I know it sounds crazy you normal mom is dating a rich guy. He moved in with us 4 months later, honestly him and I will never be close.
“Rebecca hurry up you’ll be late to school!” He yelled up the stairs. I grabbed the CD that just ejected from my computer I put it in the case and ran down stairs. Mom was drinking coffee and James was sitting across from her with a big thing of coffee to.
“By mom love you. By James see you later,” I said walking out the door. He always tries to convince me to call him dad, but I never have been able to call him it.;
I got in my car and drove to my school. Today was the day my brother came home from college for the summer and was the last day of school for the year. When I got to the school I walked to the music room and sat down at the piano. Even if I have a piano at home I still like to come before school starts and play this one. I had my journal or music book out my mom gave me and wrote down the words to a song I have been working on. I walked to my first class and threw the cd that I brought into my computer. The school allows us to listen to music with headphones when we are working on a project.
I had english first hour and after that the day just flew by because it was the last day it was only half of the day so we got out at noon. I was on the road to my house when the car just shut off and wouldnt start again. I had no idea what was going on so I decided to call my mom.
“Hello,” said my mom.
“Mom my car broke down can you come pick me up?” I asked her into the phone.
“Honey I’m at work. I can see if your step dad can pick you up,” she said. I rolled my eyes at what she told me.
“Mom his name is James and can you ask him to hurry,” I said to her. She hung up after I said by so I sat in my car waiting for him to get here. When he finally did I grabbed my stuff and threw it in the back of the car and locked mine.
“You need a new car Rebecca,” he said to me when I shut the passenger door.
“James I am not getting a new car,” I said to him looking at the door window. He drove off and sighed.
“Why is that car so important to you?” He said looking at me for a minute. “That is the 4th time this month that your car has broken down.”
“You have no idea how much that care means to m e do you??” I said to him getting angry.
“I’ll see what I can do Rebecca. Until then your driving the extra car,” he said to me. The rest of the ride was quiet because I was to upset to talk to bim. When I got home I grabbed all my stuff and walked up to my room without saying anything to him. I threw my stuff on my bed and just stood there before walking to a diffrent sound proof room. Where my music equipment is and where I am every day. James of course has no idea because we use it as a “storage” room. The only thing is James does not know sept my mother and my brother.
I hooked up my computer to the laptop and stood at my eletric piano. The words just came to me like most of the they do. I put my headphones on and played the notes I thought went with the song. After an hour someone tapped my shoulder I took off my headphones and turned around.
“Zach I missed you!” I said hugging him.
“You still have told him,” He asked me while hugging me.
“No I don’t want him to know,” I said to him looking him in the eyes.
“At least you could go to the camp this summer,” He said pulling away.
“No Zach I might have the talent, but I am not going,” I said walking to the piano again and shutting the computer.
I grabbed my notebook that I brought with me and walked out. I went to my bedroom and threw all my old notebooks away and layed down on my bed and looked at the ceiling.
“Rebecca J. Coleman!” James yelled. Oh shoot I forgot to shut the door I just layed there. Until my brother walked in the door.
“He found out Becca and he is not to happy,” he told me standing by the door.
“Well then my life in officially ruined,” I said rolling over.
“Well maybe this won’t be a bad thing,” He said to me.
“Rebecca office now,” James said walking into my room. I for once actually listened to him and got up and went to his office. I knew he was right behind me the whole time while walking there. When I got there I sat on the couch on one side of the wall while he sat on the corner of the desk.
“One thing you forgot to mention is that you all of the time you were in this house no where to be found in a so called sound proof storage room,” He said. I decided not to let him say another sentance.
“Because James that is something only two people knew about and some people being me wanted to keep it that way,” I said to him.
“Well then until further notice your not allowed to be in there,” he said to me.
“Take away my life James why don’t you while your at it,” I grumbled walking out the door. I went back to my room and layed on the bed. Thought about how bad I didn’t want no one to know about my talent. I got up from my bed and walked out into the hallway. I walked down to the kitchen and grabbed the spare car keys. I knew that James would yell at me for leaving without anyone knowing, but being me I didn’t care. I walked to the garage and drove away.
At a stop light I shut off my phone knowing any minute my phone would have thousands of messages. I drove to the one place when my head was spinning because of all the the thoughts going through my head. I always went to my dad’s grave. It was a long walk so I usally just drive my car. When I finally got to the cemetary I walked to his grave site where there where so many flowers. I sat down where I could see his name and just sat there. I never cared about what time it was all I did was look at the grave stone.
“Rebecca, I knew I would find you here,” Zach said to me I never looked at him only at the grave stone.
“Sit with me Zach,” I said. I heard him sit down next to me and I layed my head on his shoulder. He put his arm around me and we sat there.
“I’ll come with you to the camp I don’t know if I am going to actually go to the camp, but I’ll go see it with you tomorrow,” I told him.
“I knew when he couldn’t find you where you where and you would make that choice are called the camp ******* while driving here,” He said putting his chin on my head.
“Time to go home?” I said to him.
He took his chin off of the top of my head and said, “Yah I’ll give you a little bit I’ll be at home. Z and R movie night?” I laughed when he said that Z and R movie night we made up after dad died we made a whole bunch of popcorn, bought a whole lot of pop and candy, and watch movies until we fall asleep.
“I will never turn that down I’ll be home in a bit,” I said to him he got up and left. After a couple minutes I got up and walked to the car. I felt alot of stuff lifted off of my chest then when I first got here. I turned on my phone and had over a hundred texts from James. I drove all the way home and seen all the lights on in the house and seem James talking to Zach.
I sat there for a couple of minutes before taking a deep breath and grabbing the keys and walking inside. I knew they seen me because the back door came through the kitchen. I walked over to my mom who was at the island with her computer.
She gave me a big hug and a kiss and looked at me. “Figure everything out Bec,” she said to me.
“I am going to go see the music camp with Zach tommorow,” I said to her.
“I heard and I also heard your having R and B night tonight,” She said to me. I shook my head and she let go so I could go change into pajamas.
When we got everything to for our night we sat on the couch and at a whole bunch of popcorn. It was an hour after I heard voices in the kitchen.
“This is the relationship I want to have with her Katie,” James said.
“I know James. She is a lost sole at the moment and will be for awhile,” Katie said to htm and I heard them walk up the stairs. The rest of the night went by smoothly and around midnight I we both fell asleep in a cocoon of blankets.