Edward, Mike, Emmett, Jasper and James all have a band. When Emmett's little sister moves back home, the boys have a hard time concentrating. Bella has a rough past and only one person breaks through her shell.
Edward Cullen – 24
Emmett Swan – 29
Jasper Whitlock – 27
James Kensington – 26
Mike Newton – 29
Bella Swan – 18
Alice Cullen – 24
Rosalie Hale – 29
Tanya Raustan – 26
Jacob Black – 25
EPOV/BPOV AH OOC Canon Pairing
DISCLAIMER: SM OWNS TWILIGHT. FORT MINOR OWNS REMEMBER THE NAME
CHAPTER DISCLAIMER: Three Days Grace owns Animal I've Become; Linkin Park owns Nobody's Listening; Fireflight owns Forever
Remember the Name
Chapter One: You Ready, Let's Go
I stretched and looked over at the clock. It was four in the morning. I stood and walked downstairs. I had lived here in Vancouver, Oregon with my band since I was twenty. We had been together for four years. Today was going to be a big change for Hybrid Drive. Emmett Swan, our bassist, was helping his younger sister, Bella, who also helped us write our music, move in with us. She just graduated from high school. She was eighteen years old and totally off limits. For me, at least. I had met her when she was fourteen, in all honesty, however, I had met her when I was seventeen and she was eleven. We had all gone to Jacksonville to visit her. Her 'boyfriend' at the time was Jasper Whitlock, our drummer slash tech person. They broke up at her sixteenth, but now they are back together. He was nine years older than she was, and Emmett decided to warn me. I was the least of his worries. James Kensington and Mike Newton were the two biggest players of us all. James was twenty-six and Mike was twenty-nine. Mike and James played back-up guitar. In my eyes, the only good thing that came out of James was his cousin, Tanya Raustan. Tanya was a twenty-six year old Russian exchange with strawberry blond hair and a model body. She was best friends with Emmett's girlfriend, Rosalie Hale and my twin sister, Alice Cullen. Life was never the same with the three fashion-ites.
"Edward!" Alice screamed my name as she walked into the house.
The entire band, aside from myself, went out last night to celebrate. We had three gigs scheduled and then there was Bella's homecoming, which was just fine. I was not really a partier and I always went out for a run at four thirty, so coming in to only go out again made no sense. I only got drunk once and that was the best night of my life. I shook my head and walked downstairs in my shorts and t-shirt.
"Hey big bro," Alice giggled.
I kissed Alice's cheek and left the house. I stretched again and set off running.
Four years, it has been four years since I saw him. I was dating the drummer only to be in love with the lead singer. My almost thirty-year-old brother had started a band when he was twenty-two. I was eleven at the time and it was the summer. I was staying with my dad and they were holding auditions for a lead singer.
"Emmett, I just wrote a new song and I think you should use it for the auditions," I said, sitting on his bed.
He looked down at the sheet music and the lyrics. "You sing, I'll play."
He hooked his bass into the amp and hooked up a guitar for me. I took it. We started out the sudden guitar and bass soli intro. "I can't escape this hell. So many times I've tried. But I'm still caged inside. Somebody get me through this nightmare. I can't control myself. So what if you can see. The darker side of me. No one will ever change this animal I have become. And we believe. It's not the real me. Somebody help me tame this animal I have become."
Emmett smiled at me. "That is perfect."
We sat in the garage for the next week bored out of our minds. Every single person that came in could not sing the song. No one could match the theme of the song. I stole Jasper's drum stick and twirled it around. James was laying with his legs stretched up the wall, eyes plastered on the ceiling. Mike was spinning in my desk chair. Emmett and Jasper were playing some stupid card game. A car pulled up into the driveway. I looked up and saw a silver Volvo. A tall teen with messy bronze hair and a girl with spiked black hair walked up. Emmett stood and walked over to them.
"Emmett Swan." He thrust his hand out at the boy.
"Edward Cullen," he said in his velvet voice. I smiled. It was perfect. The small girl elbowed Edward. "Oh and this is my twin sister Alice."
Emmett chuckled. "The three blond dip-shits are Mike Newton, James Kensington and Jasper Whitlock." He pointed each one of them out as he said their name.
"Who is the girl?" Alice chirped.
"That is–" I stood up waving him off.
"I'm Bella Swan, I write their songs, cause they suck," I said offering her my hand.
She smiled and shook my hand. "How old are you?"
"And you write music?"
I nodded. "Let's get this audition out of the way. Which one is applying?"
Edward winked. "That'd be me."
I handed him the music. "The song is called Animal I Have Become."
He looked them over nodding. "Okay, let's do this."
The boys started up. "I can't escape this hell. So many times I've tried. But I'm still caged inside. Somebody get me through this nightmare. I can't control myself. So what if you can see. The darker side of me. No one will ever change this animal I have become. And we believe. It's not the real me. Somebody help me tame this animal, this animal, this animal. I can't escape myself. (I can't escape myself) So many times I've lied. But there's still rage inside. Somebody get me through this nightmare. I can't control myself. So what if you can see. The darker side of me. No one will ever change this animal I have become. And we believe. It's not the real me. Somebody help me tame this animal I have become. And we believe –"
"Dude you are so fucking in!" Emmett shouted. "That was the best thing we've heard ever, besides Bells singing it."
I couldn't have been happier with their choice. I liked Edward, he made all my songs better. He also wrote his own music. Him and Em wrote a song two years ago called Nobody's Listening. It was different from some of the music they played because of the rapping but it was still good. Four years ago was however the best summer of my life. That was the summer that I wrote Forever. I wrote it for Edward. I hoped that Edward would remember me. Moving to Oregon would be the best thing for me. I knew it. I didn't like living with Renee because of Phil and Charlie was busy building his new life in Forks, so I decided to live with my brother and his band. 2003 to now was their seven years and I wanted to help them make it big. They would, except for the fact that three of the members were taken. Emmett had Rosalie, Jasper had me and Edward had his precious Tanya. That woman tried to provoke me. When I had visited them at their show last year she was there and she was all over Edward. He didn't mind. Of course not. Who wouldn't want this tall, statuesque blond model all over them? She was apparently James' cousin, which made it worse.
I sighed pulling up to the house. It was dark and just after five thirty in the morning. All the lights were out indicating no one was up yet. Knowing my brother, they just got to bed. I got out of my car. All my stuff had been sent earlier that week. I grabbed my messenger bag and my guitar and got out. I was headed towards the porch when arms wrapped around my waist.
"Hello pretty lady," whispered a husky voice.
I smiled. "Hello Edward."
"Damn, you are too good at that," he chuckled.
"I know your sex voice."
He groaned and led me inside. "Don't say things like that. Someone might hear you."
"E, you're my best friend, I doubt they'd think anything of it."
Edward rolled his eyes. We had a history together that we kept secret. It was the weekend of my fourteenth birthday and everyone was busy. I had been texting Edward when he showed up at my door. He surprised me with a bottle of Vodka and a new acoustic.
Edward laid on my bed taking a long pull from the bottle. "So everyone ditched you on your birthday?"
I nodded. "My stepdad took my mom to New York for the weekend."
"And they left you here all alone?" he growled.
"They have the neighbor watching me," I muttered, taking a drink.
He hugged me tightly. I looked up at him, feeling the buzz from our drinking. He leaned down slowly and kissed me. His soft lips moved against mine. Our lips molded together perfectly. I pulled him so he was laying on top of me. My hand slid up his shirt as we kissed.
"Bella we should stop."
I shook my head. "I want this."
That night I lost my virginity to Edward. We had sex that whole weekend. Jasper had no idea. He never will.
"Edward, do you still love me?"
Okay so I hope you liked that. I just had the idea for this story listening to my music. It was fucking awesome. I hope you all like it. Like really. I will keep repeating it until you like it. LOL just kidding. I will keep you guys updated all the time. I hope. Don't count on me to update every day but I will try to be consistent. While waiting you can check out my stories, Jumping Jacks and Omnia Causa Fiunt.
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