A/N: Takes place after Hallelujah.

Disclaimer: I own nothing. If I did then Instant Star would be on t.v. right now, Jude and Tommy would be together, and Tim Rozon would be mine. But sadly he's not.

Chapter 1/Prologue

Tommy woke up to the sound of the phone ringing

He picked it up before he realized who it was.

(Tommy in italics and the other person is in bold italics)


"Mother, you know I hate being called that"

His mother ignored what he said and continued speaking.

"When will you finally join the family business? You know your father can't take care of it anymore. Your brothers and sisters are too young"

"Mother we've talked about this. I don't want to take over the company. I have my own life mother, my own identity. It's not that I'm not proud to be a Cassidy, I am, and it's just that I want people to recognize me for me, not for what dad did. Besides, I don't want to be in the candy industry. I'm fine with the music industry, I'm happy"

"Well it's your choice. Just don't come trying to fix things when you brothers and sisters mess up"

"Fine and don't ask me again. Goodbye mother"

"Goodbye Matthew"

They both then hung up.

Tommy was not really Tom Quincy. He was Matthew Cassidy II, heir to the Cassidy Candy Co.

He didn't like the fact that when he was a kid, people only liked him for his family's fame.

Nobody liked him for him.

So when he got into Boyz Attack, he changed his name to his middle name and mother's maiden name.

He hated his first name anyways. It just wasn't him.

Nobody knows who he really is. Not even Kwest. The only person who does is Darius because he had to get permission from his parents to sign a contract for Boyz Attack.

He had put it to the back of his mind, but when he and Jude were talking yesterday in the Chrome Cat, he just blurted that his name was not Quincy.

Now she's probably going to ask so many questions. I don't know if I'll be able to tell her. I know I have too eventually. I just…I don't know where to begin.

I have to go to work soon. I'll have to face her.

I was about to kiss her yesterday. How could I be so stupid? I mean she just turned seventeen yesterday! I don't know what I was thinking!

She has a boyfriend. A really immature one but, a boyfriend nonetheless.

Man what am I going to do?

I hope my mother doesn't show up at G-Major, not that I've told her where it is.

But she could always look it up.

I better get to work.

Tommy got up and took a long shower. Not too long considering Darius will have a fit if he doesn't get to the studio.

Tommy finished and ate breakfast, then got to G-Major.

He went into the studio to find his mother in the lobby.

"Mother…." Tommy sighed.

"Matthew" his mother said.

"Mother, I said yet again this morning, that I'm not Matthew anymore. I don't want to talk about this anymore, I have a job to do" Tommy told her.

Jude in the meantime entered G-Major as Tommy and his mother started talking.

Jude went over to the reception desk where Sadie was intently watching the conversation. Jude stood there with her and watched too.

"Matthew, you will always be Matthew because that is the name your father and I gave you. Now you are right. You do have a job to do, at the company. So let's go"

"No mother. My job is here at G-Major being a producer. Why can't you understand that? I know dad isn't doing well ok? Jenna, Greg, Adam and Liz can handle the company. You are just trying to get me to go back to that life because I'm dad's namesake" Tommy was frustrated and angry.

"Matthew Thomas Cassidy! How dare you talk to me that way? I am your mother!"

"I know you are but I'm twenty-four years old mother! I can make my own decisions. Ok so I didn't make the right choices when I was younger. But I've learned from them. Now please just go. I have work to do" Tommy looked up angrily at his mother for coming there.

"Fine, but this isn't over Matthew" she walked off in a huff.

Tommy sighed in frustration and winced.

Now Jude and everybody at G-Major would know.

Darius came booming out of his office.

"What was all that yelling for?!" Darius asked sternly.

"Four words: my mother was here" Tommy replied.

"Oh. Well that explains it. Why was your mother here?" Darius asked less mad.

"Another attempt to get me to join the company. You know, as always" Tommy answered.

"Well just don't provoke her to yell like that again in here, if she shows up again. I'm going back to my office" Darius said and walked off.

Tommy turned around to see Jude and Sadie really confused.

"Uh…" was all Tommy could say.

"What the hell was that about?" Jude asked in shock.

"I'll tell you about it when we get into my office. I was going to tell you today anyways and now I have to" Tommy said.

"Ok…" Jude followed him to his office ant sat down in a chair.

Tommy closed the door and sat down in his chair across from her.

"You know yesterday when you asked about if my name wasn't Quincy, then what it was" Tommy attempted to start the conversation.

"Yeah, so what is it" Jude asked.

"Well my name is quite different from what you know it to be. Well not quite different but different. My real name is Matthew Thomas Cassidy II"

"Cassidy as in the Cassidy Candy Co.?"

"Yup" Tommy had no happiness whatsoever at that.

"I don't understand any of this" Jude was highly confused.

"Well I'll explain. When I was little my dad, Matthew Cassidy, came up with the company and made a fortune from it. As a kid, everyone at school wanted to be my friend because of who my dad was. I hated it. No one liked me for me. I started out with the identity of being the heir to the company. I never wanted that. I wanted my own identity. So when I was in Boyz Attack, I changed my name to my middle name and my mother's maiden name. You probably think from what happened in the lobby that, I hate my mother. I don't really, she just doesn't understand. I couldn't think of any other good last name at the time so I took my mother's maiden name. I never liked the name Matthew for my first name anyway" Tommy explained.

"Wow, when you explain something you really explain it. Hopefully it will be something to get used too"

"Jude, I know I've been pretty hard to read but I'm trying. It's just I really don't like talking about it. My mother put me through a lot and I hated it"

"I know, I can tell. So what is so bad about the company that you can't go back and help?"

"It's not bad at all, it's just not the place for me. My brothers and sisters were in love with that place more than me. They are much better at managing the place anyways. The only thing that I liked about the company was that I got to be the candy tester and got free candy whenever I wanted, when I was a kid"

"So do you think you can get me free candy Matty?" Jude gave him her big blue intoxicating eyes.

"I can get you the free candy but never call me Matty, Matt, or Matthew. The only people who can call me any of those are my brothers, sisters, and my dad. To you I'm only Tommy"

"Oh come on. Please?" Jude stared him down and gave an innocent smile.

"No. Now let's work on Liar Liar" Tommy said.

Jude sighed in defeat but knew she could get him to let her call him that. So she smiled knowing that.

A/N: Well what do you think? Please tell me the truth. It sucks doesn't it? PLEASE REVIEW!!!!!