When Sirens Blare


I've always wanted to be in a band: The large audience, the lights, the music, the fame, and the adoring fans calling out my name. Even when I was little I wanted all that. I would sing all the time and little by little I would get better, and one day, when I was 15, I made it…

"FAYE!" I snapped back to reality and looked up to see the her staring down at me with anger and annoyance, her long red bangs covered the right side of her face, her green eyes burned into me with pure anger. She was wearing her normal red stilettos, jade colored dress shirt, a million jeweled necklace, and several rings on each of her fingers, with her hands on he hips.

Oh crap, I'm screwed.

"Jessa, I told you, my name is Fionna." I sighed, almost exasperated. She rolled her eyes, "Yeah, I don't care what your nameis, all I know is that you didn't get my latte yet! And that's Miss Jessa to you, tomboy!" she snapped.

Unfortunately I made it into the band…as the coffee girl. Figures.

Yeah, the girl that just yelled at me a moment ago was Jessa La Rue. She's one of the lead singers and she's a siren. Literally. Her voice is so…perfect there was no way my years of practice would match up to her. Obviously.

Her boyfriend was Marshall Lee the Vampire King and he's…well, that's self-explanatory. Yeah, he's the actual lead singer of the band. And he's… gorgeous. Not only that; he has the best voice I've ever heard, Jessa doesn't count, and he's also the base player. The best one the Night o' Sphere has to offer. Aside from being it's ruler.

LSP is the guitar player, and he's not that bad to be honest, PG the keyboardist, and an insanely talented one at that; I doubt any of you could play Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3, trust me, it's freaking impossible to play, and he can. Flame Prince is the drummer, and he knows how to keep a beat and speed up when he needs to, and Mike is our manager. Nothing much to say about a Flambo…

And me…well I'm just the 'not-so-special-coffee-girl' who stands to the side like an outsider. Though now I don't really care anymore. You get used to it after a while.

But Jessa's attitude is hard to get used to. Though yes, she's beautiful, talented, and magical; she's the biggest snob you will ever meet in your entire existence. Trust me; you don't want to meet her.

I sighed and got up to do my 'job' and get 'Miss Jessa' her latte. Glob I hated her so much. But I have to put up with it every day.

We practice at the new theater that PG built a year back, and I used to love it…now I dread coming here.

After a while I came back from the coffee shop and into the theater where everyone sat there waiting, "Here you go LSP, Mocha Frappuccino…" I handed LSP his drink, "Thanks Fionna." He said, I nodded, "PG, hot chocolate…" "Thank you Fionna." He said with a smile, I nodded trying to suppress a blush, "FP, here's your…Tabasco?" he shrugged, "They don't have any spicy coffee." I smiled and handed him the bottle of hot sauce, I finally came to Jessa and handed her latte to her, which she snatched from my hand without a word of thanks and began to sip it. Then I came to Marshall Lee, who was plucking away at the strings of his beloved axe-base unconsciously, "Marsh." He looked up and smiled at me genuinely showing off his fangs, I smiled back, "strawberry smoothie." he took it from me and nodded, "Thanks Fi." He said.

"Um…can we get started here or are just going to gawk at each other all day?" Jessa demanded, which is all she does, she demands, not asks.

The practice happened he same as always;

Same old songs, same old new songs, Jessa yelling at LSP for playing too loud, Jessa yelling at PG for messing up, Jessa yelling at FP for playing too fast. Yup. All she ever does is yell at people, and I can't believe she can still sing without losing her voice.

Though finally they were able to get more than half-way through Animal by Neon Trees;

Here we go again; I kinda want to be more than friends

So take it easy on me, I'm afraid you're never satisfied

Here we go again, we're sick like animals, we play pretend

You're just a cannibal and I'm afraid I won't get out alive

No, I won't sleep tonight

Oh, oh, I want some more

Oh, oh, what are you waiting for?

Take a bite of my heart tonight

Oh, oh, I want some more

Oh, oh, what are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Say goodbye to my heart tonight

Here we are again; I feel the chemicals kicking in

It's getting heavy and I want to run and hide

I want to run and hide I do it every time, you're killing me now

And I won't be denied by you, the animal inside of you

Oh, oh, I want some more

Oh, oh, what are you waiting for?

Take a bite of my heart tonight

Oh, oh, I want some more Oh, oh, what are you waiting for? What are you waiting for?

Say goodbye to my heart tonight—

But then it abruptly stopped, and I was enjoying it too, Marshall looked embarrassed, "Sorry guys, my base is sounding weird…" Jessa sighed, acting completely exasperated, "Ugh! We are never going to get anywhere if you guys don't pull it together!" she snapped, they all looked apologetic, and Marshall began to try and figure out what was wrong with his base, that's when I realized the problem.

I jumped from my post and walked over to Marshall, "Hey, Marshall, let me see that." I said holding my hand out to see the axe instrument.

I must have been crazy, since Jessa was giving me the most intense death glare in all of history, but I tried to ignore her as her boyfriend hesitantly handed me his base.

I gingerly took the base into my hands and strummed it a little, and realized one of the stings was too loose. I turned one of the knobs to tighten it and strummed it again as a sharper note rang out. I smiled to myself, pleased with my success.

I handed the guitar back to its owner, "Now try it." I said, he nodded and strummed out the tune to the song and smiled, "It sounds great! Thanks Fi." he said smiling, I blushed faintly and smiled back, "You're welcome Mar—" I said, and then I was cut off my Jessa's loud squeal, "Okay! Let's get back to business Marshie!" she said beaming, I cringed when she said 'Marshie', it sounded…gross when she says it.

They all started the song again and they were able to make it all the way through. But I noticed Marshall was looking at me the whole time, and I swear to Glob he winked at me, and apparently I wasn't the only one who saw it, since Jessa gave me that same death glare.

After they were done; practice was over, so I decided to just do home. I was about to leave when I felt a strong hand grasp my shoulder, I jumped and turned around to see that it was only Marshall…wait… only…

"Marshall Lee?" I asked, a little surprised; he smiled at me and let go of my shoulder, "Um, hey Fi, I just wanted to thank you for fixing the problem with my base…so…' he scratched the back of his head sheepishly. That when I realized that this was new to him; he wasn't used to expressing his gratitude to others very often, so I guess it was awkward for him. So I saved him of the awkwardness:

"Don't mention it; it was actually easy to—" "Ready to go Marshie?" Jessa asked with the sweetest voice I've heard her make all day, Marshall Smiled and wrapped his arm around her shoulder, "Later Fi." He said waving, I waved back with a smile, but it soon faded when Jessa gave me 'the look'. Her eyes said, Touch my boyfriend; you die.

I gulped.

Oh Glob what have I gotten myself into?

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~Vampire Princess Freya