Chapter 1

(Max's POV)

I was hanging out with the band at The Red Dragon. We weren't singing or anything, but we were hanging out since that's what friends do and my fellow band members are my friends. All except for Fang, he's my boyfriend; and Ari is my stepbrother.

I was writing a new song. I was playing my acoustic guitar.

(A/N: Song is Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down. Italics=Max singing.)

I took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind

I left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time

But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

After all I knew it had to be something to do with you

I really don't mind what happens now and then
As long as you'll be my friend at the end

Someone put their arms around my back and kissed my cheek. I turned around and found myself face to face with my boyfriend Fang.

"That's a great song. Of course, what should I expect when you're writing it?"

I chuckled. "You're so sweet."

Ari grumbled. "Cut the gag fest, you guys! We have to get the tour bus packed for the world tour. But Fang's right, Max, that is a great song."

"Thanks Ari." I said. "Are all the instruments on the bus?"

"Yes. All of the instruments are on the bus except your acoustic guitar. Mom has our suitcases packed. They're in the truck of her car. Let's go get them." Ari said.

"Yeah, let's." I agreed. I followed Ari out of the restaurant, grabbed my suitcase, and loaded my stuff onto the bus. Ari did the same. We did that after I told my mom and dad and siblings we loved them, and we said bye to them. No family members were coming with us 'cause the bus only has room for the band, the bus driver, and our stuff. My mom said she and dad and Angel and Gazzy would keep in touch with us through e-mail. I packed my laptop and I agreed to video-chat with them once in a while. Fang brought his laptop as well so he could update his blog.

~Line break~

The bus is now on the road, and moving. We're heading to our first stop.

"What do you guys want to do?" Iggy asked.

"How about we help Max finish that song she was working on earlier?" Nudge suggested.

"Okay." Fang, Ari and Iggy agreed.

"Any suggestions for the first line of the chorus?" I asked.

Iggy pondered my question. "Um…how about this…"

Iggy started to sing.

(A/N: All caps=Iggy singing.)

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

"That sounds really good." I said. I put that down in my songwriting book and added some chords to it, then I sang what I had so far.

I took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind

I left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time

But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

After all I knew it had to be something to do with you

I really don't mind what happens now and then
As long as you'll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

"That sounds great! How about these words for the last few lines of the chorus…" Nudge started to sing.

(A/N: Normal=Nudge singing.)

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

"Nice! We should call the song Kryptonite." I suggested.

"Awesome idea, Max." Fang said.

I wrote the lyrics and chords in my songbook and sang what I had so far.

I took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind

I left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time

But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

After all I knew it had to be something to do with you

I really don't mind what happens now and then
As long as you'll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

"That sounds great, Max." Ari said to me.

"Thanks." I said. "Anyone wanna take a hand at writing the next part?"

"I'll do it." Fang said. I handed him my acoustic guitar and songbook.

(A/N: Bold=Fang singing.)

You call me strong, you call me weak

But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down

You stumbled in and bumped your head
If not for me then you'd be dead
I picked you up and put you back on solid ground

"That sounds awesome!" I exclaimed.

Fang smiled. "Well, thank you, Maxie."

I love it when he calls me that.

Fang strummed the chorus chords, and I sang.

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

"How about for the rest of the song, we just repeat the words over and over again?" Nudge suggested.

The band agreed. Fang wrote down the remanding chords, and both me and Fang sang. We sang the whole song.

(A/N: Italics=Max, bold=Fang.)

I took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind

I left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time

But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

After all I knew it had to be something to do with you

I really don't mind what happens now and then
As long as you'll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

You call me strong, you call me weak

But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down

You stumbled in and bumped your head
If not for me then you'd be dead
I picked you up and put you back on solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Kryptonite, yeah

"Wait, I have an idea!" Nudge exclaimed.

"What's that, babe?" Iggy asked.

"How about Max sings a high note for the rock version of this song?" Nudge suggested.

"All right." I agreed.

Ari handed Fang his electric guitar, and Fang played the chorus chords. I tried the high note.

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Kryptonite, yeahhhhhhhhhh!

"That sounds awesome!" Nudge exclaimed with enthusiasm.

I made a mental note to always remember to sing the high note for that line.

~Line break~

We have now officially finished the song, and it sounds awesome! I decided to video-chat mom, dad, Angel and Gazzy so they could hear them. I turned on my laptop and opened video-chat.

"Hey guys!" I said.

"Hi Max!" They said at the same time.

"I've got some exciting news!" I told them.

"Oh, what's that?" Dad asked.

"We just finished writing a new song." I replied.

"Can we hear it?" Angel asked.

I turned to the band. "What do you say, guys?"

"Sure!" They chorused.

We started the song.

I took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind

I left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time

But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

I feel there is nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon

After all I knew it had to be something to do with you

I really don't mind what happens now and then
As long as you'll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

You call me strong, you call me weak

But still your secrets I will keep
You took for granted all the times
I never let you down

You stumbled in and bumped your head
If not for me then you'd be dead
I picked you up and put you back on solid ground

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?
If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Kryptonite, yeahhhhhhhhhh!

If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman?

If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?

I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might

Kryptonite

"That was our new song. It's called Kryptonite." Ari told mom, dad, Angel and Gazzy.

"That is an awesome song! You should sing it on your tour!" Angel exclaimed.

"Oh, we will." Iggy said with certainty.

"Dang right." Fang agreed.

"Well, I'm tired. I'm going to bed. Good night." Nudge said.

"Night, Nudge." Everyone else said.

We all were tired, so we put our stuff away and went to bed. Except me and Fang, 'cause we weren't tired just yet. We listened to the radio, but made sure the volume was at a fairly low level so as not to wake the others.

"And our number one hit this week is Monster by Another Knockout." The radio announcer said.

I can't believe this! Monster was playing on the radio! OUR song was on the fucking radio! This is amazing!

(A/N: Song is Monster by Skillet-the version without the growl. Italics=Max, bold=Ari.)

The secret side of me, I never let you see
I keep it caged but I can't control it
So stay away from me, the beast is ugly

I feel the rage and I just can't hold it

It's scratching on the walls, in the closet, in the halls
It comes awake and I can't control it
Hiding under the bed, in my body, in my head
Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun

I must confess that I feel like a monster

I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster

My secret side I keep hid under lock and key
I keep it caged but I can't control it
'Cause if I let him out he'll tear me up, break me down
Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster

It's hiding in the dark, its teeth are razor sharp
There's no escape for me, it wants my soul, it wants my heart
No one can hear me scream, maybe it's just a dream
Maybe it's inside of me, stop this monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I've gotta lose control, here's something radical
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster

"Can you believe this, Fang?! Our song was on the radio! This is awesome!" I exclaimed.

Fang picked me up bridal style and spun me around. I let out a loud whoop of excitement.

Nudge walked into the room we were in and grumbled. "Go to bed, you guys. It's really late and you're keeping me and the others up."

Fang and I went to bed. We were tired, anyway, and we wanted to go to bed. Nudge was right, it was late.