Well guys, this is it! It's the last chapter of My Dark Side! Thank you guys so much for sticking through with me until the end!

The reason I wrote this story was to show people the dark aspects in life and how to overcome them and move on. So I did some chapters focused on abuse, suicide, bullying, self-harm, rape, murder, and loneliness. It was a pretty dark story, but it did have its bright moments. See how it all plays out here! Here we go, the last chapter begins now!

At the very end of the chapter, Austin sings to Ally. If you want to hear the music in the background as he sings, type this into YouTube.

"colton rudloff dark side"

And click on the first or second video.

Chapter 22 – My Light Side & My Dark Side

"Trish where are we going? Just tell me what you want to show me!"

"Hold on Ally we're almost there!"


"Hey dad!" I said as I walked into the house from school.

"Hey honey, how was school?"

"Great! Santina's suspension began today, three whole days without her!" My dad smiled. He probably hated her just as much as I did, and he's happy that I'm enjoying myself. He looked around, and then put on a puzzled face.

"Where's Austin?"

"Oh he had to go run some errands with his mom. But I'm going to met him in a few hours for dinner. I better go get ready."

As I was walking upstairs, the doorbell rang.

"I got it!" My dad yelled. I continued to walk upstairs until I heard him call me again.

"Ally, Trish is here!"


I walked back downstairs and saw Trish walking towards me.

"Hey Trish, what are you doing here?"

"Well, I have a surprise for you." She took out a blindfold. Oh gosh. What is she trying to do to me.

"Trish, can't you just tell me the surprise without having to blindfold me?"

"No can do Ally. I have orders to blindfold you so whats what I must do." She came closer, waving the blindfold infront of my face.

"Ugh, ok. Just please make this quick I don't want to be late for my dinner date with Austin."

She went behind me and put the blindfold over my eyes. Darkness was all I could see. The last time I felt like this was the night I was going to commit suicide.

"Don't worry about your date."


"Come on Ally a little bit farther."

Trish has been leading me somewhere in these blindfolds for over twenty minutes. I think we're somewhere in the mall because I hear a lot of people. She's infront of me with our hands interlocked. Where could she possibly be taking me?

"Ok Ally, now were going up stairs, so work with me here."

"Trish, if I go up stairs in a blindfold I'll die. Just let me take it off!"

"No, not yet! Come on Ally you can do this! Left foot then right foot then left foot then-"

"Yes Trish I am fully aware of how to walk up a flight of stairs." I heard her chuckle. After the struggle, we made it to the top of the staircase. We walked about three feet then Trish stopped me.

"Alright Ally, were here! Take the blindfold off!"

"Finally." I took the blindfold off of myself. We were in Sonic Boom in front of my practice room. "Why are we here?"

Trish smiled.

"Just open the door, you ask too many questions." I giggled at the true fact and opened the door.

Immediately when I walked in, I couldn't believe my eyes. I gasped with disbelief. My boring ol' box filled practice room was now a full on fully-decorated music heaven.

The wall was painted blue and on the opposite side of where I was standing there was a huge "A" pasted on it.

"My practice room! What is all this stuff?!" I noticed Austin & Dez in the room. "What are you guys doing here?" I looked on a table to my left.

"PICKLES!" Then I noticed a huge grand piano laid center in the middle of the room. "Look at that piano!" I can't believe it! Where did all this stuff come from? Guitars, drums, music stands, a fuse ball table, darts, recording equipment, this is all a dream come true! Austin came over to me.

"Well, you know that money I was going to use to turn my room into a music station? Well, I used all that money to pay for all of this."

Oh my god. That is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me.

"This is unbelievable, thank you so much Austin." I gave him a small peck on the lips and then wrapped my arms around him. Once the hug ended, he proceeded to speak.

"I figured we'd be spending a lot of time in here so we might as well make it as comfortable as possible." Wait, what?

"Um, I don't mean to sound rude here, but what do you mean we?"

He gave me a huge smile.

"Ally, I don't just want you to be my girlfriend. I want you to be my partner."

"Wait, really? You mean it?"

"Yeah! You're a songwriter with stage fright; I'm a singer who loves being on stage. We're a perfect match! What do you say?"

We really are a perfect match, aren't we. I looked at him into his eyes.

"We're partners."

I could practically hear a fake crowd cheering for us. I kissed him again, but this time not just a peck. Once the kiss was over, Trish came up to me.

"Guess who got a job as Austin's manager!"

"She has so much job experience, her resume was like eight pages!" I looked at her and laughed. I didn't expect anything different.

"And Dez is the video director!"

"Yeah, I'm so excited! I can finally share my talent with the rest of the world! It's gonna be awesome."

This is… amazing. I spoke up.

"Guys, do you realize what this means? Me and Austin's dream is to be in the music business, Dez's is to be a video director, Trish's is to be a boss… I think. With each other's help, we can all achieve our dreams, basically through Austin! This is great news! We can be like Team Austin!"

Austin came up to me.

"No, it's not Team Austin. From now on, it's Team Austin & Ally."


A few weeks after Austin & Ally became partners, Ally wrote Austin his first song. It was titled, "Double Take," and with Dez's amazing filming and editing skills, the music video went viral over two nights. He was called an "overnight internet sensation" from Entertain Me Tonight after receiving over two million video views over a very short period of time. Over the length of a year, Austin Moon released hit singles like "Not a Love Song", "A Billion Hits", "Heard it on the Radio", and "Heartbeat." Over the width of this time, Team Austin & Ally faced many obstacles that included alligators, crazy evil bloggers, kangaroos; being locked in freezers, and of course, many different jobs. After one year, Team Austin & Ally reached their biggest dream by landing a record deal for Austin with Starr Records.

To this day, Austin & Ally are still a couple, Dallas occasionally tries to win Ally back, Trish and Dez have learned to accept Austin again, John and Rick Moon are still in jail, and Santina is still the same. As Austin gets more famous, Team Austin & Ally is becoming more popular at school. The losers are now rising up to being the new "cool" people at Marino High. Suddenly, people at that school no longer consider music stupid or gay, but as an escape from reality and a passageway to love, happiness, and hope. The principal even began a new Music Program because of its recent popularity. Even though Team Austin & Ally are currently the worshipped people at school, they do not act any different. They don't act like they rule the place. When someone tries to talk to them, they don't make fun of them and embarrass them like the old "preps" did. They caused a change in Marino High. Of course, most of the old preps are still their old selves, but its harder to rule the school when their biggest enemies are some of the most famous people on Earth. Ally has been doing better with her stage fright problem, and Austin has gradually become a better songwriter. And… to this day… their musical journey continues.


"Good morning gorgeous." I said to Ally as I walked into the song room. She was sitting at the piano, writing a new song I'm supposing. Once she heard me, she stopped playing, turned to me and smiled.

"Hey cutie." She got up and kissed me. We both sat down at the piano bench and I put my arm around her.

"Whatcha working on? Is it gonna be another Austin Moon hit single?" We both laughed.

"Actually I'm writing this song for myself. Even though I can't perform them, I like to record them anyways."

I picked up her songbook and started scrolling through the lyrics.

I think about you, every morning when I open my eyes.

I think about every moment, every day of my life.

I looked at her and started blushing.

"I love it. It's amazing. Just like you." Now she's blushing. We leaned in and kissed eachother. The kiss lasted about 5 seconds, until I heard-

"Get a room you two." Trish said sarcastically as she walked in.

Ally and I broke away from eachother and she spoke up.

"We have one, it's not my fault you came waltzing in."

"Yeah, yeah whatever. Come on guys we have a meeting with Jimmy Starr soon. He wants us there in a half hour. Dez is waiting outside by the bus station.

"Alright Trish, we'll be there in a second. I just have to talk to Ally about something really quick." Trish nodded and walked out.

"What do you need to talk to me about?"

"Ok so, I have a surprise for you. You know that song you walked in on me singing last year?"

"Um, I think so. I vaguely remember it. Wasn't it something about your dark side?"

"Yeah. Well, for the past year ever since we decided to be partners, I've been working on finishing it. And it's finally done. I want to sing it to you."

She started smiling, and I went over to my guitar and picked it up.

I started to play it.

There's a place that I know
It's not pretty there and few have ever gone
If I show it to you now
will it make you run away?

Or will you stay
Even if it hurts
Even if I try to push you out
Will you return?
And remind me who I really am
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Like a diamond
From black dust
It's hard to know
What can become
If you give up
So don't give up on me
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Don't run away
Don't run away
Just tell me that you will stay
Promise me you will stay
Don't run away
Don't run away
Just tell me you will stay
Promise me you will stay

Will you love me? ohh

Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Don't run away
Don't run away
Tell me that you will stay

Tell me that you will stay

She looked like she was about to cry.

"So Ally… will you love me? Even with my dark side?"

She got up and hugged me.

"Of course. I will always love you. Even with your dark side."

A year after all the events took place, I'm starting to finally realize the truth behind it all. As much as I try to escape my past, I can't. It's a part of me now, and it defines who I am. Throughout it all, I thought forgetting about it would put me in a clear state of mind, but it is impossible to forget. I keep trying to run away from the old me, but if it wasn't for the "old me", I wouldn't be where I am today. I would probably still be friends with only Dez, being picked on in school for being a dork. Changing was the best thing I could have ever done. Without that "change", I would have never met Ally, and I would never be as happy as I am today. I guess that everything happens for a reason. And even though life seems tough sometimes, it always turns out good in the end. If you want to overcome your past, attack it head on. Don't run away…





The End.