A/N: This is just something I wanted to try. It may turn out to be the worst thing ever.


Chapter One

Beca entered the gym where Aubrey and Chloe were whispering to each other by the whiteboard. The two had decided to stay and get their master's degree which meant they had another year of being Barden Bellas. She took a seat beside Amy and turned to whisper to her. "What's going on?"

Amy shrugged. "I have no idea. It's really intense in here, though. I feel like I'm in an episode of Survivor and I'm about to be voted off the island."

Aubrey cleared her throat and faced the rest of the Bellas. "Now that everyone is here, Chloe and I have some news to share with you."

Stacie stopped filing her nails and looked at the older girls with wide eyes. "Oh my god, is one of you dying?"

Chatter erupted amongst the group and Beca rolled her eyes, whistling loudly to catch their attention.

"Let them finish," Beca said.

"Thank you," Chloe said to Beca before continuing. "For those of you that haven't heard the news yet, last night the bodies of Tommy Donovan and Justin Case were found."

"Oh my god," Cynthia Rose sat up straighter in her chair.

Beca tried to remember why those names sounded familiar and then it clicked. Tommy and Justin were the ones who hosted the auditions for the a capella groups. "What happened to them?"

Aubrey let out a shaky breath. "Tommy was found in his car outside of his job and Justin was found a few feet away from campus."

"They were both stabbed to death," Chloe added.

Jessica made a face of complete disbelief. "Who would do such a thing? Those guys were so nice."

"Were their murders connected?" Stacie asked.

"The police are looking into it," Aubrey said.

"What kind of knife was used?" Lilly asked, softly.

Aubrey frowned at the girl's comment and decided to ignore it. "We're canceling rehearsals for the day. Grieve, don't grieve; I don't care. Just be ready to kill it at practice tomorrow."

Amy made a disapproving face. "Not the best time to be using the word kill."

"Right, sorry."

"Anyway," Chloe continued. "We'll be holding a riff-off in memory of the two. We'll see you at the pool tonight."

The Bellas got up, talking about the news as they gathered their things.

Beca went over to Chloe and kissed her on the cheek. "Are you okay?"

Chloe nodded. "It's just really scary how something like this can happen so close to campus."

Beca pulled her girlfriend into a hug. "I know. What do you say we go back to my dorm and listen to some music?" Beca looked over at Aubrey. "You're welcome to join us."

Aubrey shook her head. "No you two go ahead. I'm going to stay here and work on some things. Beca you can look over the set list I created tomorrow and change whatever doesn't work."

Beca smiled. "Sounds like a plan." The two had learned how to work together and it made for fun Bella rehearsals."

Chloe bid her friend farewell and left the gym with her girlfriend. As soon as they were gone, Aubrey turned her attention to the whiteboard. As she began to write on the board, she heard a noise coming from the bleachers. She stopped writing and looked around but didn't see anyone. Chalking it up to her hearing things, Aubrey continued to make a to-do list for the Bellas. She heard a sound again, but this time it was one of the back exits to the gym. She turned her head just in time to see the door closing. "What the hell," she muttered now beginning to freak.

"Hey."

Aubrey gasped loudly as she turned around to see who was behind her. "God, Jesse!" She exclaimed, punching the boy in the chest.

"Ow!" Jesse rubbed where the blonde had punched him.

"Was that you? It wasn't funny," Aubrey said.

Jesse frowned. "Was what me?" Jesse asked, confused. "I just got here."

Aubrey shook her head. "Forget it. Why are you here?"

"I wanted to make sure everyone knew about the riff-off tonight."

"Oh, thanks, we're aware. I still can't believe someone killed them."

Jesse sighed. "Who knows why people do thoughtless acts like that? I better get going. I'll see you tonight."

Jesse began to walk off and Aubrey glanced at the back exit that she had seen close seconds ago. "Wait up." She grabbed her bag and left the gym with the boy.


Chloe and Beca were lying in Beca's bed together with Chloe resting her head on Beca's chest. Beca had turned on one of her more mellow playlists and the two hadn't spoken since. Beca's hand was resting on her stomach and Chloe was fiddling with her fingers.

"What if Tommy and Justin's murders weren't random?" Chloe suddenly asked. "What if someone had a vendetta out against them?"

"The police will find who did it." Beca kissed Chloe on the top of her head. "Whoever's responsible won't get away with it."

Chloe wasn't satisfied with that response. "Think about it. What do they both have in common?"

"Barden, a capella... they were friends. I didn't really know them that well so that's all I can think of, but Chloe. That's not for you to worry about." Beca pulled Chloe closer to her. "We're safe. You're safe. Okay?"

Chloe nodded against Beca's chest. "Okay."


It seemed like everyone from campus was at the riff-off that night. The pool grounds was packed and everyone was drinking and enjoying themselves. It was what Tommy and Justin would've wanted.

All groups had been cut except for the Bellas and the Trebles, who were currently battling it out in the pool. Within a few minutes, Beca brought them their win and the Bellas spread out to celebrate.

Chloe wrapped her arms around Beca's waist and kissed her. "I'll never tire of seeing you kick ass during these riff-offs."

Beca grinned. "Sounds like I'm getting laid tonight," she said, jokingly.

Chloe leaned down and quickly sucked at Beca's pulse point. "You are definitely getting laid tonight."

Amy approached the two, shoving a drink in each of their hands. "I swear you two are attached at the lips. Dance... mingle. Make-out later."

Chloe laughed and took a sip of the drink. "I'm gonna go find Aubrey." She kissed Beca and walked off.

Beca glared at Amy. "Why do you hate me?"

Amy laughed and patted Beca on the back. "I'm sure you two will be in the backseat of her car before the night is over."

Beca laughed and spent the rest of the night laughing at Amy's crazy ways and stealing kisses from Chloe any chance she got. No one noticed one of the High Note members stumble off away from the party or the person in a black ski mask following him.