Prologue, Revised version (AKA version 2.0)

Original written in Febuary 2012.

Hey guys! I was looking through the stories that I have on here that I haven't updated in a long time, and I stumbled across this. I remember what I was going to have happen, but in order to do that, I needed to re-write the first chapter (since that was the only one I had published on here)

I also decided to re-write the summary :P

So, here is the re-written first chapter for "Rock n' Roll Soul".

I hope you guys enjoy, and I am glad to tell you that I will definitely be working on this story more :)

Disclaimer: I do not own School Of Rock :)

00: Introduction/Prologue


I first moved to this town when I was twelve. My mother had...recently gone through a divorce and she felt that moving would be a good change for us.

Right after I moved into the town, my teacher broke her leg and there was a substitute. He was strange at first, but then I noticed something about him. When the band was started, I didn't ask for any positions. I was just happy being a groupie with the other two girls. I didn't think much about it.

That is until one week before the band concert. I was caught singing in the classroom by Zack Moonyham. Of course, it was after school so nobody was in there. I thought that I would have been safe. Here is what happened:

I was packing up my things from the day and I noticed that I was alone in the classroom. I quickly and quietly took out my headphones and CD player. I put on my headphones and started my CD. The upbeat music started and I bobbed my head, holding my CD player tightly in my hand. Soon the singer's voice came on and I felt like singing along.

"Oh, oh, oh
It's magic, you know
Never believe it's not so
It's magic, you know
Never believe, it's not so…"

I started dancing and moving my body to the music. I let my hips move freely, my uniform skirt twirling around my hips. I started dancing and spinning around. I smiled and started singing along with the music.

"Oh, oh, oh
It's magic, you know
Never believe it's not so
It's magic, you know
Never believe, it's not so

I love my sunny day
Dream of far away
Dreaming on my pillow in the morning
Never been awake
Never seen a day break
Leaning on my pillow in the morning light

Oh, oh, oh
it's magic, you know
Never believe-"

I bumped into something and I stumbled back. I opened my eyes and squeaked when I saw what, or who, I had bumped into. I bumped into Zack. I took off my headphones and blushed, stopping my music. There was a look of confusion and amusement on his face.

"I-I'm sorry." I muttered quietly.

I scurried back to where my stuff was and stuffed my CD player and headphones back into my backpack and turned to leave. Zack caught my shoulder. "Hey wait up." He said as we walked out of the room together.

"That was you singing, right? I wasn't hearing or seeing things? Cause you sounded awesome." Zack asked. I nodded. "You know it's funny. I'm usually shy around the other classmates, but when I'm around you I feel more open." Zack said. "But I'm kind of...shy." I said.

"Do you want to be friends?" Zack asked. I stared at him and stopped walking. "What?" I asked. "Well...you're still new here, right? Why don't we be friends, and hang out and stuff?" he asked. I felt a smile grow on my face and I tucked a strand of my dark brown hair behind my ear. "Sure, why not?"

Well, there. That was years ago. The day that Zack heard me singing in fifth grade. Now I am 18.

It's funny. I made friends with Tamika and Alicia, and they're the only other classmates of mine to keep in contact with me, besides Zack. We'd hang out together, and we became close; best friends, you know? We hang out togehter a lot; his house is like a sencond home for me. I go over, and Freddy would go over too, and the three of us would hang out and play video games and talk about the band. Summer and I still talk. She helps me make sure that I'm passing my math class.

The band's still going strong. Dewy keeps me in the loop and contacts me when he needs help. I'm like an extra member; since I can play the guitar, Dewy has Zack make sure that I know the songs, just in case.

Freddie, Katie, Lawrence, Tamika and Alicia are doing well. Marta moved when we were sixteen, so about two years ago. Since then, Tamika and Alicia have been bugging me about becoming a backup singer for the band. I don't want to though. For...let's just say for some very personal reasons, that I really don't want to go into.

My name is Hope Gomez. I am 18 years old and I'm a senior at Horace Green Private High School.