Heyy everyone! So I had this idea in my head for sometime now and I wanted to finally write it. This is a Soul Eater story about music, hurt, love, learning to trust with some other funny and crazy things!

When the Beat Stops

Ch.1 Before and After

"How could you Spirit! I trusted you with my heart and soul. I gave you all my life, and me. I left everything for you! My friends, family, my home, and what do I get finding you at a bar with some slut in your arms and you drunk off your ass kissing on her. I wouldn't be surprised if you fucked her!"

"Kami calm the hell down. I didn't do anything with that whore! I love you baby, I didn't mean to kiss her I was drunk. It was my friends bachelor's party and she was a stripper someone ordered to come. It wasn't supposed to get that crazy."

"Do Not lie to me Spirit this isn't the first time I've caught you with these whores and I am sure it won't be the last."

"Kami, please this is the last time I swear. I'm sorry baby! Just please calm down."



More plates and glasses were being thrown in every direction. Kami ran to her and Spirit's bedroom and she locked the door. Spirit was outside the door yelling for her to open it while Kami was inside the room crying herself to sleep.

In the bedroom a little ways down the hall. An 8 year old little girl lay on her bed, legs to her chest, holding her ears trying to block out the screaming but it wasn't very much help. She hated it when her mama and papa would fight it. Her mama would cry and her papa would try and get her mama to unlock the door so they could talk about it. They fought about everything and it made her feel horrible.

The little girl got up when the noise finally stopped. She wiped her emerald green eyes, put her ash blonde hair into two ponytails, got her pillow and walked to her brother's room next door. She opened the door and her brother woke up from the light in the hallway. He swiped his messy blue hair out of his eyes and moved over on his bed for her to climb in.

"Were they fighting again?" asked her brother

"Yeah. Mama said that the only reason she stays is because of me. What is she talking about Black*Star? I don't know what she means, where will she go? Will she take us too?"

"She's not going anywhere Maka. She just says that so dad will stop doing stupid stuff. Now come on get up on the bed so we can go to sleep. Everything will be fine when you wake up." Black*Star told his little sister.

She climbed up onto his bed and cuddled into his chest. He hugged her close and she started to cry into his chest. He rubbed her head and told her everything will be alright. She finally fell asleep and he kissed her forehead and fell into sleep as well.

Little did they know that their world would soon turn around completely.

9 years later - Maka's POV

I woke up on my bed and stretched. It had been a long night and I was beat. I got up and went to the small and only bathroom in the darn place. I got in the bath and took a quick shower. I got out, wrapped my towel around my body, and brushed my teeth.

Bang, Bang!

"Maka hurry up I have to piss!"

"Oh shut up Black*Star I'm coming out now." I shouted back at my brother.

I opened the door. My brother was in his dark blue and baby blue plaid pajama pants with no shirt on as usual.

He was 5 foot 11 and seemed to tower over me. He has bright blue spiky hair, and teal colored eyes. He was well built and very strong because all he seems to do is train. He was loud, obnoxious, and a jerk or asshole depending on my mood at the time, but he was also caring, loving, a sweetheart, and very protective when it came down to my well being and feelings because of what we went through together. Although he was beyond annoying, he was my older and only brother and I loved him to death even though I rarely told him that.

"Finally. I thought you would never come out." Black*Star said in a playful tone.

"What was that? Because I can always get dressed and do my hair if you'd like?" I said

"Nothing, Maka. Come on and get out I really have to pee and Marie is waiting to talk to you." He said.

"Oh ok then."

I made my way to my room and got dressed into a pair of tan shorts, a light pink tank top with music notes that went from the right shoulder down the left hip. I combed out my hair and put it into a loose side braid while still wet. Then put on my white beanie and flats. I looked in the mirror and just stared at myself for a minute, looking at how much I have changed over the years.I still had my emerald green eyes and long ash blonde hair. I still looked the same as from when I was a child. I had lost the baby fat in my face and body however. My chest had finally filled out and I was a proud 36 C. I had a curvy hourglass figure and stood at 5 foot 7 inches tall. My stomach was flat and I had long dazzling legs. To say the least, I looked good.

I walked out into the little hallway, went to the fridge, and grabbed a yogurt and orange. I then proceeded with my mission into our living area and sat down across from Marie.

"You wanted to talk to me Marie?"

"Yes, Maka. It seems that we will arrive in Houston earlier than planned. So you and Black*Star will have time to explore the city." She told me with her warm smile.

Marie was an amazing person. She had beautiful caramel eyes and long blonde hair. She was 27 and had an hour glass figure with flawless lightly tanned skin. To put it in simple terms she was gorgeous, but she didn't believe so. She had been in a long relationship with a man named Joe and was supposed to get married, but he past away two months before they got to officially tie the knot. He was in a car accident and was rushed to the hospital, but but hadn't made it in time. She still wore her engagement ring on a silver chain around her neck. She was a very caring person and had a heart of gold.

She was like a mother to me, my mama had left me and Black*Star with papa when I turned 9 and we hadn't heard from her since. Papa used to abuse me and Black*Star. He was as devastated as we were when she left, so he began to drink more than ever.

It had gotten to the point where he couldn't function without being completely wasted. About a month before the anniversary of mama leaving us he had gotten so drunk he couldn't walk straight. He came into the house and looked at me and said that I reminded him of mama since I look so much like her and threw his bottle of liquor at my head, causing me to go unconscious from the impact.

Marie is so much more to me and Black*Star than she thinks she is, and I think she knows that. She found us and took us in. She looked after us and gave us anything we needed and more. She was our mom, basically, and she loved us unconditionally.

I gave her a quizzical look "How much time are we talking here Marie?"

"About 4 hours." She answered me.

"Yay! Black*Star did you hear that? We get to explore Huston for 4 hours when we get there because we're ahead of schedule!" I screamed at him.


"But before you two can go out we need to check into the hotel first and then get u dressed up so no one will notice you two." She said before we could get too excited.

"Oh alright Marie you win." I said as I walked back to my room. "I'll be in here reading if anyone needs me."

We finally arrived at the hotel in Houston, Texas at 4:00 p.m. It was huge to say the least. It had to be at least 30 stories tall. The building looked as if it was made of black glass. Unfortunately we had to enter from the back and go to our rooms using the 'Special Guest' elevator.

Whenever we stayed at a hotel Marie made sure and reserved the Penthouse so we could have our own rooms. Mostly so me and Black*Star won't argue about the beds and bathroom.

I went into my room to get my 'disguise'. They had put black temporary dye in my hair and gave me pretty blue colored contacts. I then put on black leggings with a white tunic and a thin black waist belt. I grabbed a pair of medium reddish brown boots that stopped just under my knees. I put my now black hair into a messy bun upon my head, applied some light tan eye shadow and light pink lip gloss. I grabbed my aviator sunglasses and walked out of my room.

I walked into the living room to find Black*Star with black hair and dark blue eyes. He was wearing a white T-Shirt with a black zip up vest over it and a pair of dark brown cargos with black vans on. He had his black ray bands in his hand. Now we really looked like brother and sister.

Marie was at the door with our debit cards and 'fake' id cards. It was hilarious. Me and Black*Star's fake names were Ashley and Dylan Morris we had them for 2 years now but it was still pretty funny.

"You got your phone Star?" I asked him.

"Yes, Maka I have my phone. Do you have yours?"

"Of course I have it. Since when have I ever left without it?"

We hailed a cab and it took us to the mall. We walked around the mall for an hour. That was when Star got hungry.

"Maka I'm starving we need to stop and get something to eat." He cried.

"Fine, Star let's go what do you want, because I want a salad right now."

"Yuck, how can you eat those? They're just made from leaves? Your almighty bro wants a meat lover's pizza."

"Ugh fine, let's go to the food court then Star."

Black*Star got his wish and devoured a whole medium sized meat lover's pizza. I had gotten a salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes, a little bit of red onion, black olives, spinach, radishes, banana peppers and some raspberry vinaigrette. It was yummy. It was about 5:30 so we were going to a store I had seen that had some pretty dresses and some nice outfits for Star.

"Why don't we head back about an hour before we're supposed to so we can get ready and practice before?Oh and Star? I'm starting to get bored with the shopping and stuff, plus I wanna call my friends before we head up there."

"The Almighty Black*Star does not need to practice, since I will soon surpass God…..but sure let's go to the hotel now since it's a little over a quarter to 7 anyways, plus I think we might have over done it on the shopping a bit."

I looked at my brother who was holding about 4 large shopping bags full of shoes and clothes. I then looked at my own hands and noticed that I was holding 8 huge shopping bags full of clothes, hair supplies, shoes, and accessories. I then looked back at him and laughed. Of course we overdid it! We always did if no one was around to monitor us on how much we spend.

We made it back to hotel with 5 minutes to spare from our 15 minute trip back there.

"Hey, Marie, we're back." I told her while walking to my room.

"Well you two are back early. How was your trip around the town?"

"It was ok, but we were really only at the mall," I said as I walked back out taking my hair out of its bun.

I walked to the fridge and grabbed a strawberry soda. It was my favorite flavor for two reasons; one, I just love the sweet taste of the fruit, two; I just adored the color red.

"I'll be in my room either on the phone or taking a nap, so just call me when we're ready to go to the arena."

"Alright Maka."

I closed the door to my room and pulled out my cell phone. I plugged in the headphones and set my soda on the night stand next to the me and lay back on the bed. I turned on my music and started to text Liz.

Maka ) Heyy girlie wats up wit cha

Liz (: ) OMG Maka I miss u sooooooooo much :3 but I'm not doing much just trying to keep patty from hugging Crona to death. he bought her a giant stuffed Giraffe

Maka ) Awwwww that's so sweet tell them both I said hi. I should be back in LA in about two weeks we only have 4 more major cities to go then I'm home for however long until Marie finds another thing for me to do. :/

Liz (: ) Yay I'm soooooo ready to see you and I'm going to take you out for a girls night when you get back and sure I'll tell them you said hi.

Maka ) Good and I could really us a night out since the whole Giriko thing… Idk y I let myself fall for him. He is such a bastard. Can you believe that asshole had the nerve to ask to have me back! Like hell I told him I couldn't deal with his shit and druggie ass!

Liz (: ) Ik he is an asshole plus some but jus stay strong… he doesn't deserve ur tears and heartache we got ur back Maka don't think about him.

Maka ) Thanx Liz I can always count on u to make me feel better but I'm going to take a nap so I can last at this concert. Tell everyone I luv em and miss em! Bye Liz luv ya

I drank the rest of my soda and then laid down to take a nap.

A little while later I woke up to Black*Star screaming my name,

"Maka wake up! We have to be at the arena in 45 minutes so we can get ready!"

"Alright I awake Star, just quit yelling!" I practically yelled at him sleepily.

I ran to the bathroom and took a quick 10 minute shower to get the black temporary dye out of my hair and return it to its natural Ash Blonde color. I got out and hurried to get dressed. I threw on a pair of jean shorts and a plain black fitted T-Shirt. I left my hair down and put on my black beanie and all black Chucks.

We made it to the arena with 5 minutes to spare. I ran to the dressing room and let the stylist have their way with my look for the show.

When they were done I was in a purple high low dress. It was really a beautiful chiffon dress that made me look gorgeous yet powerful. It had a sweetheart neckline that showed off my boobs with a single asymmetrical strap. The bodice was slim fitting and clung to my curvy figure. It had a pencil skirt like bottom that was covered in sequins and stopped about mid-thigh with a long sheer overlay. Where the split in the over lay of the dress started was a burst of sparkles and sequins. When the light hit the sequins it sparkled and simmered giving off a glamorous yet sophisticated look and feel. I had on silver sparkled platform pumps and silver dangling teardrop earrings.

My makeup and hair was a different story. I had on black eyeliner with a tail when it reached the corner where my eyelids met. My eye shadow was a smoky gray that started at my tear ducts and faded into a deep purple. I had on dark pink lipstick and lip gloss with light pink blush on my cheeks. My hair was put into curls and tied into a loose bun with my bangs and strands of hair framing my face.

I was ready for the concert.

I walked backstage and was waiting for my cue to head on stage ot start the song. My heart was pumping in my ears and I couldn't keep my hands still. I felt someone grab my shoulder and spin me around.

"Calm down, Maka you're going to fine just like every night when you perform. Look at all those people who came to see, YOU! Just relax Maka, or should I say Angel seeing as that's your stage name and what they know you by," Black*Star told me while smiling slightly.

"Thanks Star, I needed that. I don't know why, but I just keep getting nervous. It's probably because we're going to be home in two weeks."

"Your welcome, now get out there and sing your heart out sis!"

As soon as Black*Star said that my cue was signaled and I walked out onto the stage with my mic in hand. I could hear the crowd screaming and chanting my name.

Angel, Angel, Angel!

I stopped center stage and looked into the crowd and waved to everyone. The music started and the noise died down. I put my head down and looked to the floor. When my part came onto sing I looked back into the crowd with a new expression that was broken hearted, yet strong.

Impossible, impossible! Ooh Impossible (yeah yeah)

I remember years ago

Someone told me I should take

Caution when it comes to love I did, I did

And you were strong and I was not

My illusion, my mistake

I was careless, I forgot I did

And now when all is done

There is nothing to say

You have gone and so effortlessly

You have won

You can go ahead tell them

Tell them all I know now

Shout it from the roof tops

Write it on the sky line

All we had is gone now

Tell them I was happy

And my heart is broken

All my scars are open

Tell them what I hoped would be

Impossible, impossible

Impossible, impossible

Falling out of love is hard

Falling for betrayal is worse

Broken trust and broken hearts

I know, I know

Thinking all you need is there

Building faith on love and words

Empty promises will wear

I know, I know

And now when all is gone

There is nothing to say

And if you're done with embarrassing me

On your own you can go ahead tell them

Tell them all I know now

Shout it from the roof tops

Write it on the sky line

All we had is gone now

Tell them I was happy

And my heart is broken

All my scars are open

Tell them what I hoped would be

Impossible, impossible

Impossible, impossible

Impossible, impossible

Impossible, impossible!Ooh impossible (yeah yeah)

I remember years ago

Someone told me I should take

Caution when it comes to love I did

Tell them all I know now

Shout it from the roof tops

Write it on the sky line

All we had is gone now

Tell them I was happy

And my heart is broken

All my scars are open

Tell them what I hoped would be

Impossible, impossible

Impossible, impossible

Impossible, impossible

Impossible, impossible

I remember years ago

Someone told me I should take

Caution when it comes to love I did...

After that song finished they were screaming my name again. I sang three more songs and an encore song. I thanked the crowd for coming out and bowed, then headed for the hotel with fans still screaming out my name.

If I had to think about it I would say that is the best part about being a famous performer. Your fans adored and loved you and it gave you a satisfied feeling knowing that you make people happy.

The song is Impossible by Shontelle. It's really good when you listen to the song and read it at the same time it helps you to picture the concert in your own eyes!

Next time on When the Beat Stops: Were Finally home, and Girl's Night Out!

I want to give a special shout out to my new grammar buddy Lentarthurk14 thanks for the reviews and advice! ur great!

So here is my new story! Hope everyone likes it. Please R&R and favorite too! Get your friends to read it because this is just the beginning. I have so much in my head but help would be appreciated to.

*For those others that follow make other story Soulmates I have not forgotten about you I just had this story stuck in my head and I needed to get it out before I forgot it. The next chapter for it will be up soon.

Anyways love you all and thanks for reading the story. And remember your reviews are read and appreciated.

~Avi \(*o*)/