BPOV

As you grow up, you learn to deal with disappointment. I've been let down and disappointed too many times to count, it's grown such a huge part in the place I call life that I feel I could walk up to it in the street and greet it as a friend, who's always been there: past, present and future. My parent's divorced when I was young – not exactly the best place to look upon for advice for love, and I've only realised now that I've never properly had a real relationship. I've always looked upon relationships and frowned. How can people be so sure they're in love? When they're so young and when the relationships new, it confuses me. I've always had a vision though that I'd grow old with one man that would be perfect for me, they'd catch me when I fell due to my lack of balance, they'd know how to make me smile, make me laugh, they'd share my hobbies, they'd love me for who I was – not what they wanted me to be like. We'd sit on a faded swinging chair on our porch, just savouring the moment together. I've always loved that, but it's just fantasy, I mean you'd have to be pretty lucky to find a guy like that. So once again we are back to disappointment, the sad fact that I will never find my prince charming and I will never be swept off my feet. That's my dream, not reality at all. Reality is harsh, pushing down on you like a tidal wave, desperate to catch you at every moment of vulnerability. As a child I was fully aware of what was right and wrong, due to the fact my father was the police chief. Now nearly an adult at the eighteen, I make my own decisions, I can't hide behind my Dad's back and expect him to fight my battles like he did when I was in 2nd grade and such. I'd found my passion though, the one thing that kept me feeling alive and joyously happy all the time, music. I always felt a surge of happiness and pride when I wrote a song, or played the guitar, when I sang in front of everyone, it made me forget the fact I was eighteen and had never had a proper relationship before, forget that my parents were divorced - and still now it hurt deep inside, forget the fact I wasn't the most beautiful, charismatic, perfect person out there. Yet it made me feel like I fit in, like the music industry wanted to say they accepted me. So here I am, about to start Music Academy, with my two best friends, here I was performing in front of crowds at gigs and concerts with Alice and Rosalie, here I am, where my story begins.

I heard the uproar of the crowd as we heard the host announce us as the next performance, it made me smile. I loved the feeling I had when I was on stage, I felt like a different person, like I could be whoever I wanted, I felt on top of the world, with this incredible feeling. Alice and Rosalie were beside me and they were smiling just like me, aka. Crazy goons. Rosalie picked up her bass guitar as Alice picked up her electric guitar; I wasn't having an instrument in this song. The host played drums and had agreed to play for us during our song, which we were extremely grateful about.

I smiled and walked onto the stage, into the dazzlingly bright lights, my smile turned into a grin and I walked up to the main microphone in the middle. "Hello everybody," I greeted into the microphone, "It's great to see you here tonight and to perform here, so here is 'Gotta Be Somebody' by Nickelback," I smiled and took a small step back, hearing Rosalie and Alice softly start the guitar, and started softly ah-ing. I began to sing the words:

This time, I wonder what it feels like
To find the one in this life, the one we all dream of
But dreams just aren't enough
So I'll be waiting for the real thing, I'll know it by the feeling
The moment when we're meeting, will play out like a scene
Straight off the silver screen
So I'll be holding my own breath, right up 'til the end
Until that moment when, I find the one that I'll spend forever with

Alice, Rose and I were grinning at each other by this time, and I was feeling free, and alive as I belted out the words, there was no way I'd rather spend my Friday night. I looked over to see Rosalie, bobbing her head and playing the bass expertly, she looked so professional and perfect playing, I turned to see Alice and almost laughed, she was tossing her head side to side and jumping up and down, the crowd was screaming at adoration for little Alice – she seemed to win over everyone she met. Doing my favourite things with the best friends you could wish for. The crowd roaring and whooping and whistling in approval was making it all the better, as I sang into the microphone, enjoying this small piece of contentment I had in my life. This is the thing I knew I wanted to do, and I'd never stop wanting this.

EPOV

I'm not going to lie; I'm going to be serious. The eighteen years of my life so far have been pretty good, there's only been one major thing I lacked and that never bothered me before. I'd never really lovedanyone except my family, not as in a relationship way. I'd have girls throw themselves to me at high school but I wasn't particularly interested in having a relationship with a girl who didn't know me. I've gone out and had older women hit on me, young kids about the age of twelve hit on me, girls my own age hit on me, and after a while it's just the same. I always used to like the fact I got attention – much more then some of my friends, but I've recently grown and realised that getting attention isn't all that good… especially when I've never met them. All it meant was that people liked me for my looks and not for whom I was inside, I guess it hurts that people think I'll go out with them just so they look good. In other ways I'm grateful I don't use my so called 'good looks' to advantage. Some boys have always asked me why I don't use it to get girls and fun, but it's not me at all. I've always known what I've wanted in a relationship however, I want a kind and honest relationship, something just like my parents who were still as much in love with each other as the moment they fell for each other, some girl who was beautiful, but also sweet and kind, who I could make laugh, who I would be her knight in shining armour – there for her at her every call. But those girls are surprisingly hard to find, the only girls I can find are girls that shovel makeup onto their faces and plump their lips up whenever someone walks past in a way that is meant to look attractive but can only be described as hideous and in some cases – scary. One place where I can find harmony, relaxation and my idea of paradise is in music, the sounds I hear change my mood emotionally and make my mood change up or down. Music was my soul. I'd trust music with my emotions and it never let me down, there's never been a piece of music that I am unable to relate myself too. I didn't just love the sound of music, I loved making music; singing, playing piano or playing the guitar. Playing music always felt like a part of my life and I hoped it would always be part of me. The only other people I could say meant much to me were my best friends; Emmett and Jasper. We played music together, at gigs and concerts of such, so this is where I start off.

I was sat on an amplifier, an electric guitar was sat on my lap, I had the volume down low and was strumming to 'Gotta Be Somebody' by Nickelback. Jasper smiled as he heard, we were on next onto the stage, and he had his bass guitar in his hand, carefully going over the notes, making sure he was absolute perfect. Emmett was sitting by the drum kit, miming playing the drums; he screwed his face up and tossed his head widely – a hilarious sight if you'd have seen it. I heard the host introduce our names and we got up, smiling widely. It was amazing to go on stage and hear the appreciation of the crowd for just doing something simple like singing.

I walked up to the stage, as Emmett seated himself behind the drums, pulling his sticks out and holding them – poised and ready. Jasper stood by the other microphone with his bass guitar, ready for his backup singing. I held my electric guitar as Jasper softly began to play and began to 'ah.' The crowd cheered loudly, making me smile widely as I soon began to sing.

This time, I wonder what it feels like
To find the one in this life, the one we all dream of
But dreams just aren't enough
So I'll be waiting for the real thing, I'll know it by the feeling
The moment when we're meeting, will play out like a scene
Straight off the silver screen
So I'll be holding my own breath, right up 'til the end
Until that moment when, I find the one that I'll spend forever with

I felt like laughing, screaming, shouting, singing all at once as happiness surged through my body, as soon enough me, Jasper and Emmett were playing our instruments to our very best as I was singing the lines. The crowd was singing along, and cheering us along boosting our energy. I turned to see Emmett playing the drums with skill as well as wildly throwing his head around – the audience seemed to enjoy this and this just made Emmett even more boisterous and happy, turning to Jasper I saw him playing the bass guitar skilfully, shaking his head in a way I'd grown used to – he did it whenever he was deeply emerged into a piece of music. I grinned, savouring the moment.

BPOV

This was amazing, I'd never grow tired of this feeling, this… buzz I got every time I performed. It was like a bomb had been let loose inside of my body and everything turned into music somehow.

'Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
'Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands
There's gotta be somebody for me like that
'Cause nobody wants to do it on their own
And everyone wants to know they're not alone
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there

I continued to sing my heart out, as Alice and Rosalie gave me appraising looks and Alice laughed freely, playing her guitar enthusiastically, it came to us so naturally like the music was born a part of us, but that's how I loved it – how I wanted it to stay.

I also found myself able to relate to these lyrics in a way that I'd never thought I could've. I'd never liked being the last one in anything and I knew I always liked the way it felt when someone cared about it, even if it was just Rosalie or Alice or my parents, it made me feel special and loved, for the third line however I wished I could do that but so far I'd never met my Mr. Dream man to give that to me. And as for the fourth line, 'There's gotta be somebody for me like that,' it's what I dreamed of, someone out there, perfect for me, my other half, the missing puzzle piece.

I let the music fill my ears, filling my body with peace and serenity, with happiness and good memories, this connection with music was amazing and I felt on top of the world, in a happy bubble which didn't want to come down or burst, I just continued to fly high singing my heart out.

Tonight, out on the street, out in the moonlight
And dammit this feels too right, it's just like déjà vu
Me standing here with you
So I'll be holding my own breath, could this be the end
Is it that moment when, I find the one that I'll spend forever with

'Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
'Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands
There's gotta be somebody for me like that
'Cause nobody wants to do it on their own
And everyone wants to know they're not alone
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there

You can't give up, looking for a diamond in the rough
You never know, when it shows up, make sure you're holding on
'Cause it could be the one, the one you're waiting on
'Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
And everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands
There's gotta be somebody for me, ohhh

Nobody wants to do it on their own
And everyone wants to know they're not alone
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there
Nobody wants to be the last one there
'Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there

I belted the song out with all I could muster, the crowd going crazy, shrieking and yelling for more. Alice and Rose let loose just like me, playing their very best and showing some extremely cool dance moves with the guitars. The song ended and the audience roared with delight, so loud it hurt my ears, but I wasn't protesting! I beamed as Alice and Rosalie stepped either side of me and we linked hands and bowed together.

"Thank you!" I stepped forward towards the microphone. "For all your amazing support, it's been brilliant and I hope you've loved it as much as we've loved being here and performing for you, we'll be back soon and we'll be getting better as we're going to Music College in LA," they all cheered and whistled us after that, Alice giggled and Rosalie smiled.

"Wow, you guys are awesome!" Alice laughed into the microphone, only increasing their noise levels after the pixie piped up.

Rosalie laughed, "Thank you everyone!" she added. We all chuckled and smiled, and bid goodnight to the crowd.

EPOV

The audience was up on their feet laughing and grinning, singing along with us, this was pure awesome, it'd never grow old.

'Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
'Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands
There's gotta be somebody for me like that
'Cause nobody wants to do it on their own
And everyone wants to know they're not alone
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there


As I sung the chorus I realised how much I related to the words; I had a slight competitive streak and hated being the last one just as much as the next person, and I'd always loved it if someone cared about me, my parents always gave me attention which I loved and they always showed how much they cared for me, it was visible through the way they looked at me and I loved that. As for the third line, that perfect girl that I'd spend forever searching for if I knew she was out there would hold that for me. The fourth line really explained itself; well it's what I wished for, this perfect girl in my mind, I hoped she was out there and that I'd find her someday… I laughed to myself softly and wondered if maybe anyone else out there shared the same emotion with the chorus as I did, maybe she'd be my dream girl…

I grinned and let the music flow out of me, Emmett and Jasper just like me playing and singing as best as they could, letting all their skill and hard work and practice fill into this one piece of music, the crowd roared in appreciation causing me to smile even wider.

Tonight, out on the street, out in the moonlight
And dammit this feels too right, it's just like déjà vu
Me standing here with you
So I'll be holding my own breath, could this be the end
Is it that moment when, I find the one that I'll spend forever with

'Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
'Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands
There's gotta be somebody for me like that
'Cause nobody wants to do it on their own
And everyone wants to know they're not alone
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there

You can't give up, looking for a diamond in the rough
You never know, when it shows up, make sure you're holding on
'Cause it could be the one, the one you're waiting on
'Cause nobody wants to be the last one there
And everyone wants to feel like someone cares
Someone to love with my life in their hands
There's gotta be somebody for me, ohhh

Nobody wants to do it on their own
And everyone wants to know they're not alone
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there
Nobody wants to be the last one there
'Cause everyone wants to feel like someone cares
There's somebody else that feels the same somewhere
There's gotta be somebody for me out there

The song ended on a triumphant note and the audience went wild, jumping up and down, whistling, shrieking and yelling. Emmett grinned and jogged up over to me as Jasper walked over to me.

"So how was that?" I chuckled into the microphone and heard the screams climate louder. Emmett laughed noisily and Jasper smiled easily.

"Whoop!" Emmett boomed noisily.

Jasper and I cracked up as Emmett did a cheesy dance move sending the crowd up, they were crazy over him.

"Thanks for all the support you've given us, for now and previous times," I thanked them graciously and smiled, "We're heading over to Music College in LA now, so maybe in a few years time, you'll hear of us again," I teased, sending them up.

Jasper chuckled, "Great audience," he added and they cheered happily.

We said our goodbyes and walked off the stage.