Chapter 1: More to it

It was a Stormy afternoon at Road Rover Headquarters. All was well everyone was doing their own thing; Axel on the other hand was in his room staring outside his window at the storm. It had been a week since he joined the Rovers. Axel always seemed to get like this every time it storms. Axel sighed, 'why does every storm have to remind me of that night?' he thought. He turned his attention to his room, a few days ago the others took him out to buy things to fill up his almost empty room. He bought a few things like some clothes, writing material, a stereo, a few CDs, a few books, and a Guitar. This he bought in secret. He loved playing when no one was around; he was able to play a few of his favorite songs. Axel walked over to where it was, picked it up and sat at the end of his bed. Every time it rained he couldn't help but play a certain song. He then started playing and singing "The Thunder Rolls," by "Garth Brooks."

Three thirty in the morning
Not a soul insight
The city's lookin' like a ghost town
On a moonless summer night
Raindrops on the windshield
There's a storm moving in
He's headin' back from somewhere
That he never should have been
And the thunder rolls
And the thunder rolls

Every light is burnin'
In a house across town
She's pacin' by the telephone
In her faded flannel gown
Askin' for miracle
Hopin' she's not right
Prayin' it's the weather
That's kept him out all night
And the thunder rolls
And the thunder rolls

Out in the hallway Hunter and Colleen were walking by talking until they heard Axel. "Huntie was is that sound?" Colleen asked.

"I don't know but it seems to be coming from Axels' room," Hunter said. They walked to his door only to find it slightly open. They couldn't help but go in and found Axel singing, but he didn't seem to notice them.

The thunder rolls
And the lightnin' strikes
Another love grows cold
On a sleepless night
As the storm blows on
Out of control
Deep in her heart
The thunder rolls

She's waitin' by the window
When he pulls into the drive
She rushes out to hold him
Thankful he's alive
But on the wind and rain
A strange new perfume blows
And the lightnin' flashes in her eyes
And he knows that she knows
And the thunder rolls
And the thunder rolls

The thunder rolls
And the lightnin' strikes
Another love grows cold
On a sleepless night
As the storm blows on
Out of control
Deep in her heart
The thunder rolls

She runs back down the hallway
To the bedroom door
She reaches for the pistol
Kept in the dresser drawer
Tells the lady in the mirror
He won't do this again
Cause tonight will be the last time
She'll wonder where he's been

Axel finished and was startled by clapping. He turned and found Hunter and Colleen clapping, "Hunter, Colleen I didn't hear you two come in," Axel said.

"That was a nice Performance Axel," Hunter said.

" That was abso-bloomin-lutely wonderful," Colleen said.

"Thanks," Axel said.

Hunter looked at the guitar, "I don't remember seeing you buy that."

"Oh yah I bought this secretly," Axel said placing it back where it was. "I wanted to keep it secret for a bit."

"Sorry about that," Hunter said.

Axel smiled, "it's alright someone was bound to find soon."

"Do you know anymore songs?" Colleen asked.

"Yes but not right now," Axel said. "This one I can't help play during a storm."

Hunter was curious about this, "why?"

Axel sat at the end of his bed and looked at the floor, "it has to do with the night I became a stray." Hunter and Colleen were surprised with this they were going to change the subject when Axel spoke again, "it was a late stormy night. I was outside in the backyard I think they forgot I was out there apparently the father was out late, and the mother was waiting for him to come back. Sometime later he came home she confronted him about something. I couldn't hear what they were saying but soon he started hitting her, I started barking. She was able to stun him for a couple of seconds, then she went to a desk drawl and pulled something out then a loud bang. He fell lifeless and she just stood there until the cops came. They arrested here and took his body away. I barked more till they noticed me, called animal control I managed to escape when they opened the door, I ran through the house and out the front door. And that's how I became a stray."

Hunter and Colleen were sad at hearing the story. Colleen sat next to him and put here hand on his shoulder, "Blimey that must have been hard seeing all that."

"it was but I got through it," Axel said. "Ever since I heard that song I can't help but play it every time it rains like this."

"Are you going to be ok?" Hunter asked.

Axle looked up, "yes I always feel better after playing." He stood up, "uh can you two keep my singing a secret?"

"Sure," Hunter and Colleen said.

"Thanks," Axel said.

"No problem," Hunter said. "Come on its time for lunch." With that all three of them walked out. Little did they know that they were going to be called out again, and Axel was going to go on his first mission.

Authors note: hope you like. ch.2 will be up soon