Chapter 108

Posted: November 28, 2015 in My Life Caught on a Silver Camera, Uncategorized

My arms stretched to the sky as my feet quietly slid across the carpet of my bedroom. I moved silently as to not wake the sleeping Antwone on the bed. My hand came to my face to scratch my nose as I looked back at him. It’s been a couple months since Rebel’s been gone. We’ve all been trying to make it through in our own ways and we haven’t been around each other in a while. We’ve been slowly growing apart in this time of strife and it’s killing me.

Antwone’s been around ever since everything happened. He’s even been going around to the rest of their houses to make sure everyone’s alright. I don’t even understand how he’s been doing it. He barely sleeps because of it. He brings Trixi and Ash stuff, then visits Amber to see if she’s killed anyone, makes his way over to Skylar to make sure he’s not causing too much trouble and then heads to the studio to work with his other artists. And then after all of that he comes to my apartment to make sure I’m alright. But every time he ends up driving home half sleep or crashes on my couch to then repeat the cycle over again.

It’s draining to say the least. But he keeps pushing to keep everyone intact for the fear we’ll break apart and forget about each other. And he knows that’s something none of us need right now.

My eyes lazily scanned over his sleeping form from my spot leaned against the doorway. If anyone else had seen him they’d  be scared he was dead from the lack of the rise and fall of his chest. But the corners of my lips curled up into a smile at his peaceful slumber. I motioned for Tiffany to come out with me and softly closed the door as she scampered out.

I made my way across the short hall to my makeshift studio. The cool wood floor sent a relaxing chill throughout me as my bare feet glided across the floor. Misty meowed softly from her bed but paid me no mind as she laid back down. I stretched out my arms as I yawned and took a seat at my piano. My fingers had been  itching to play since the moment I woke up. My fang bit down on my lip slightly as I glided my fingers across the smooth keys. My eyes closed silently in reverie as I sighed with relief.

-Sings-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4ynkfLg5o

Brown skin, you know I love your brown skin
I cant tell where yours begins, I cant tell where mine ends
Brown skin, up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then:oh hey:

Where are your people from? Maybe Mississippi or an Island
Apparently your skin has been kissed by the sun
You make me want a Hershey’s kiss, your licorice

Every time I see your lips, it makes me think of honey-coated chocolate
Your kisses are worth more than gold to me
I’ll be your almond joy, you’ll be my sugar daddy

Brown skin, you know I love your brown skin
I cant tell where yours begins, I cant tell where mine ends
Brown skin, up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then:oh hey:

Every time you come around, something magnetic pulls me and I cant get out
Disoriented, I cant tell my up from down
All I know is that I wanna lay you down

Every time I let you in, abracadabra magic happens as we swim
Higher and higher finally we reach heaven
Come back to earth and then we do it all again
Yeah:..

Brown skin, you know I love your brown skin
I cant tell where yours begins, I cant tell where mine ends
Brown skin, up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then:oh hey:

Skin so brown, lips so round
Baby how can I be down?
Beautiful mahogany, you make me feel like a queen
Tell me what’s that thing you do that makes me wanna get next to you, yeah

Brown skin, you know I love your brown skin
I cant tell where yours begins, I cant tell where mine ends
Brown skin, up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then:oh hey:

Brown skin, you know I love your brown skin
I cant tell where yours begins, I cant tell where mine ends
Brown skin, up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then:oh hey:

As I finished off my last note I slowly looked up to see Antwone standing in the doorway. I quickly pushed my hair out of my face as he slowly made his way across the room.

“Seems like someone decided to finally get up.” I smiled up at him as he stepped in front of the keyboard.

“Well I heard music so I had to come check it out.” He carefully slid next to me and wrapped his arms around my waist.  “Why’d you let me sleep so long?”

“You were tired.” I said as I interlocked my fingers in his. “I figured you could use the rest.”

“I’d rather listen to you sing than sleep any day.” He said as he kissed my cheek. “Your voice is too beautiful to miss.”

“Stop trying to flatter me. “ I playfully pushed him away but he came right back.

“Stop acting like you don’t like it.” He laughed. I rolled my eyes at him and pushed some more hair out of my face. I let my hands gently fall back onto the keys and my fingers softly glided across it, hitting random keys as they felt necessary.

“You know,” he began as he stared at the piano, “I think you should go solo. When you’re finished with the band.”

My fingers stopped suddenly causing a screech to echo from the piano. My face contorted in confusion as I looked over at him. “Why would I do that?”

He continued to look down and fiddled with two keys on the piano. “I just figured you might want to. Your voice is amazing and you’re beautiful. There’s no way you wouldn’t make it.”

My eyes stared at my fingers. I closed my eyes and sighed quietly. “I couldn’t do that, Twon. You know that.”

“You just think you couldn’t. But you could.”

I shook my head and jiggled a key slightly. “I’m not a solo performer, Twon. I’m not a singer or someone who’s supposed to be in the middle of the stage. I’m better as a backup. I’m better behind the keys.”

He sighed and put his hand on mine. “Alright.” He closed his hand over mine and looked down at me. “But I just want you to understand something.”

“And that is?”

“I worked for many years as a talent scout. I’ve had to scout talent for tons of bands and even found some real hidden talents that became stars. So if there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s finding people that have a special something. And you Miss,” he started as he rested his forehead on mine, “are one very special and talented woman. And I’m not just saying that because I love you.”

I bit my lip to hold back my smile as I looked down to avoid eye contact. I could feel his grin before he kissed my nose. A second later the seat felt empty as he stood up to leave.

“Wait! Where are you going?” I called out from my seat. “You don’t have work to do today.”

He stopped slightly and turned to face me. “I haven’t checked on everyone yet today. I think I’ll go now and get it over with.”

My lips fell into a pout as I leaned over the piano lifelessly. “But you visit them everydaaaayyy.” I picked my head up to look at him. “Why can’t you stay?”

“Since when do you pout and whine about things?” He laughed and folded his arms.

“Please? You could show me how much better you’ve gotten at playing.”

He looked over at me with a smirk and ran his fingertips through his hair. “Fine. But you can’t make fun of me if I mess up.”

A grin grew on my face as I moved over to make space for him to sit. As he sat down my arms found their way around his waist and I rested my head on his shoulder.

“What should I play?” He asked and looked at me through the corner of his eyes.

I shrugged and fixed my position. “Play whatever you want.”

His fingers danced above the keys as songs danced in his head until finally they began to play. My eyes closed as I felt his body move with each movement he made and each note he sang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCuZX0ufVF4

“We’ve been together for a while now
We’re growing stronger everyday now
It feels so good and there’s no doubt
I will stay with you as each morning brings sunrise
And the flowers bloom in springtime
On my love you can rely
And I’ll stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright
I will stay with you

Though relationships can get old
They have the tendency to grow cold
We have something like a miracle
Yeah, and I’ll stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright
I will stay with you

And there will be heartaches and pains, yes it will
But through it all, we will remain
In this life, we all know
Friends may come, and they may go
Through the years I know
I will stay
And in the end I know that we’ll find
Love so beautiful and divine
We’ll be lovers for a lifetime, yeah
And I’ll stay with you
I will stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
And when the dark clouds arrive
I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright
I will stay with you
Everything will be fine
And I will stay with you
Through the end of time
I will stay with you”

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