|Just a Walking Travesty
Author: StayAwakeAmber PM
Leda Gaskarth is normal girl who just so happens to have a rockstar big brother, Alex of All Time Low. She then gets hired as All Time Low's merch girl, what fun will they get up to on tour on what surprises will show up? Feat.Gerard Way,Cassadee PopeRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 18,796 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 06-24-12 - Published: 04-12-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8017177
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I walked into the huge front doors of my school and let out a long sigh. This place had to be hell. I saw my best friend, Emily, she was standing alone and had her headphones in. her black hair falling in her eyes, just like it always did. She looked over and saw me, a smile splitting across her annoyingly perfect face. She had deep blue eyes and perfect, pale skin. Me on the other hand, I had brown hair and green eyes.
'Yo bitch!' she yelled at me 'how you doin' sexy?' I laughed and walked over to her, ignoring the dirty looks people were giving us.
I should probably explain my situation right now? Okay so basically my name is Leda, I'm 17 and I'm at my last year of high school, and I only have a week left of school. I live in Essex with my mom and dad and oh yeah, my older brother is Alex Gaskarth. Now reading this you are probably thinking about how awesome it would be to have a rock star big brother? No, it's not awesome. Sure it's amazing for him, he's living the dream but mostly it just means I barely get to see him. You see when Alex started touring my parents decided they wanted to move back to England. So we packed our bags and moved away from all my friends, again, to live here, again. That was 3 years ago though, and I haven't seen Alex in just under a year. He decided he wanted to stay in Baltimore because it was near the band. Speaking of which I missed them too, I hadn't seen Jack, Zack and Rian in around 2 years. Since the band had started up I had become really good friend with the band, Jack in particular and I missed them so much but Alex is coming to visit today and he's staying for 2 weeks.
The school morning dragged on, I kept looking at the clock. I just wanted it to fucking lunch already just so I could eat outside. The bell rang and I relaxed, starting to shove all my books into my bag. I threw it over my shoulder and headed for the door, where Emily was waiting she smiled at me and we headed outside. I noticed a guy who was facing away from us, it couldn't be him, and he wasn't coming until tonight. The guy turned and I saw his face. I smile split across mine and I ran towards him. He turned and saw me, I ran straight into his outstretched arms. He lifted me up, my feet going a clear half foot of the ground, and I laughed.
'Alex!' I squealed when he put me down
'Hey baby girl.' He said with his usual lopsided grin, I loved when he called me baby girl.
'you're early!' I said grinning
'Yeah, flights got changed and I thought I'd come surprise my sister!' he said, I grinned and hugged him again. Emily walked over, I smiled at her.
'Emily, this is my brother Alex. Alex this is my best friend Emily.' I said doing quick introductions.
'Nice to meet you.' Alex said, smiling all the time.
Emily's mouth opened like she was going to reply but then she shut it abruptly and just smiled politely.
'I have another surprise for you.' Alex said smirking.
'What?' I asked suspiciously, he just smiled and took my hand leading me up the street. We walked into a CD store, he led me straight through it and into a back room. Where there was a guy sitting signing CD's he turned around and smiled.
'Jack.' I breathed as he stood up, I ran over and threw my arms around him. he laughed returning he hug.
'What are you doing here?' I asked when he let go.
'I fucking missed you.' He said laughing and ruffling my hair, and hugged me again. My heart gave a sudden twist and I relaxed into Jack, he let go and smiled at me. I smiled back, blushing slightly.
'I can't believe you guys are here!' I said grinning at them both 'I missed you so much.'
'We missed you too baby girl' Alex said and put his arm on my shoulder.
I spent my entire lunch with Jack, Alex and Emily, who was being extremely quiet. We were sitting in Starbucks, just talking.
'So Leda.' Jack said 'do you have any college plans?' I groaned and he laughed.
'No, I have no idea what I'm going to do.' I said laughing.
'Well, we may have a job for you.' Alex said
'What is it?' I said, grinning at them.
'Well, Vinny has been really struggling with all our merch we were going to hire someone else and a girl would be better so we have some eye candy.' Jack said, I blushed.
'You guys would really hire me?' I said
'Yeah, well we're going to Warped tour this summer, all you have to do is sell and wear our merch.' Alex said.
'So I get to go to Warped tour, with you guys, I get free merch and all I have to do is sell shit and I get paid for it.' I said
'Pretty such.' Jack said
'Well then fuck yeah.' I said laughing.
'Ah shit!' Emily said jumping up. 'Class started in 2 minutes!'
'Fuck!' I said and gave Alex a hug 'Gotta run or we will be decapitated!' I called and we ran as fast we could back up to the school just in time.
I walked out the front doors of the school and started to head towards my bus until I heard Blink being blasted and a car pulled up in front of me. I recognised it instantly it was Alex's car which he'd had since he was 16. It was a second hand Jaguar XKE Roadster he had saved money since he was 13 and then he bought it for his 16th birthday. I seriously loved the car, me and Alex just used to go for rides for hours in the summer with the roof down.
'Hey baby girl, you need a ride home?' Alex said. I was drawing the attention of people in my class I guess they just though two extremely good looking guys just pulled up in an awesome car and were offering that emo girl a ride home.
'Yes please.' I said and jumped in the back seat. Alex drove off the curb and a shot a sarcastic smile at the girls who were staring at us. I leant back in my seat and let the wind whip through my hair.