Needless to say, we didn't go to the movie that night. Alex blushed shyly and before either of us knew what was happening we were kissing. At first his eyes were open and mine were to, but our kiss deepened and we fell into each other's embrace.

Finally we pulled away and I stared into his brown eyes. "Ember," He whispered, "I know this is going to sound corny, but I want to be more than just friends with you. I want to be able to kiss you and love you without the fear of ruining our friendship."

"I do too." I whispered back.

He continued. "But we just met. It doesn't work like that. People don't just fall in love with each other. What if we're moving too fast?"

"Haven't you ever heard of love at first sight?" I said. "Like Romeo and Juliet?"

He laughed a little. "Yeah, and remember what happened to them? Ember, I love you."

"I love you too. With all of my heart I do Alex. If we are moving to fast we'll slow down and realize our mistake eventually, but until then let's enjoy ourselves." I kissed him again.

We became almost inseparable, and the week before my first performance seemed to fly by. Finally it came and I was up on stage singing to a full house. My guitar was set up to an amp, and I was singing through a microphone, and it was just me and my music.

"This is a song called, Making It Through, and it's for a very special guy."

I saw you standing there; looking lost as lost could be,

Searching everywhere for someone, then you found me,

Your eyes met mine, my heart soared high,

Old memories of love did cry,

Fireworks flew overhead, and I sang…

It was love at first sight, you and me and me and you,

Love at first sight, singing loud and ringing true,

Love at first sight, all the stars are out tonight,

Come with me we'll make it through all right…

We kissed, and I, felt myself grow wings and fly,

Soaring high till I finally touched the sky,

You said let's wait, let's take it slow,

You didn't know how far we'd go,

It turned out we were destined to go far…

It was love at first sight, you and me and me and you,

Love at first sight, singing loud and ringing true,

Love at first sight, all the stars are out tonight,

Come with me we'll make it through all right…

Although the journey we'll face might be sad and long,

We'll hold together and our love will keep us strong,

You love me, and I love you,

We'll keep our love and make it through

Cause I believe in you and me…

Come with me we'll make it through all right…

So here we are, we made it through all right…

The crowd applauded and I saw Alex standing there with a shocked look on his face. He had no idea that I had been writing this song just for him. I sang several other songs, and when the show was over I was called on again for an encore.

I smiled and thanked the audience and walked off stage. Alex met me and kissed me. "That was amazing Ember!" Ben showed him aside roughly and smiled his almost predatory smile.

"That was great Ember a real great gig. Great to know that you two finally got together. I've already got you booked for another show this month, what do you say?"

"Sure." I said. It was so exhilarating to stand on the stage and sing to an audience. My dream had finally come true.

"And that's not all Ember, you have a recording session the day after tomorrow. Your songs are going to be made an album! I- I mean you'll be rich! Be there!" He turned and walked away and Alex glared slightly at his back.

"It's hard to believe you were an agent." I told him. He smiled at me.

"Maybe if I had stayed in that business long enough I would have turned into someone like that." He smiled and pretended to shudder. "He didn't use to be like that. He used to be a lot slower. He's always been smart though."

The recording session came and went and then I was on the radio. I was flicking through channels and I heard it.

We'll keep our love and make it through

Cause I believe in you and me…

Come with me we'll make it through all right…

So here we are, we made it through all right…

I stared at the radio. It was so hard to believe that I was actually on it. I stared at it until a disco song came on, and then turned it off. Soon my songs were all over the charts, and I couldn't go out to the convenience store without being recognized and asked for an autograph.

It was very irritating.

Once I almost punched a guy who kept asking rather rude questions like, "Hey Ember, who does your singing for you?" Now that I think about it I probably would have if Alex hadn't gotten to him first.

Ben came up to me once and I was filled with fear. Something about him was very familiar. "Listen Ember, we need to talk. This mushy gooey 'I love Alex' routine is cute and all, but it's not what the fans want. They want an independent female icon who is single and a available for boys everywhere."

I crossed my arms and glared at him. "You want me to dump Alex don't you."

Ben smiled and nodded. "That's right. You catch on to things so fast! So what do you say?"

I slapped him in the face. "I say no dipstick. I love Alex and would never dump him, especially not because some sleazy agent told me to."

His face filled with anger and then it was replaced with his normal attitude. "Okay Ember, but remember, Alex isn't the only one who loves you, and that might cause some problems." He turned and walked away.

I watched him go and then Alex came up behind me and surprised me with a hug. "Hi Ember, is everything okay?" I turned and kissed him and decided not to tell him about what Ben had said. After all, Ben was Alex's best friend.

That turned out to be a lethal mistake.

Okay, I know what your thinking, "why did she waste a chapter on a song that, to quote Evanescence, never was and never will be?"

Well, I just had to do it. I wrote the song myself, and although none of you know the tune, I think its meaning comes across clear enough. Ember really loves Alex. A lot.