When You Fall Asleep Tonight (Sequel To My Understandings)
“Hi. I’m Katherine and welcome to Soundwave TV, where we have all your favorite celebrities. With me today is Hardcore scene’s most lovable couple, Ellie schmitt and Austin Carlile. How you doing guys?” Austin waves at the camera and I give a smile.
“Amazing.” Austin says. She points the microphone at me.
“Tired.” They both chuckle and Austin lays a hand on my thigh.
“Before we get to any personal stuff, let’s get to the music. Ellie, Austin. We haven’t heard from you since Christmas, since your last tour. Tell me, anything good happened?”
“Well,” I begin. “I recently toured with Mandalay. Gwen and her band are absolutely amazing.” I send a quick toothy grin. “Uhm, we’ve, my band and I, have been working on some new material that is being released next week.”
“And that is?”
“Our new single we’ve worked on with Aaron Gillespie, Being All Alone.” She smiles.
“Well, we’re currently starting the process of working on a new album.” Austin says.
“What can we expect?” she crosses her legs and leans in more towards Austin. Skank.
“Something more like; Nu Metal. Something you guys won’t ever expect.” He smiles at the camera and I swear, if he wasn’t my boyfriend, I would be swooning over him.
“Speaking of albums. Ellie. your bands self-titled album, Sorry Not Sorry, with it sticking to your Punk-Pop roots, has gotten over 500,oo sold copies your first week. And don’t even get me started on the album cover.” Austin chuckles.
“Well, the album cover was kinda a weird process. They had us in a photo shoot, with all our instruments. The reason being Max in the back was because when we put him in the front, he attack the camera with his drumsticks. But it was all for fun, you know?”
“Can we expect either of you at Warped 2013?” she uncrosses and recrosses her legs so that they hit Austin’s.
“Well, you can expect Ellie and her band. But not mine.” I run my fingers through my blonde hair before shifting. I really have to pee. “We’re working on new material and actually going to Australia in a couple months for a headline tour.”
“So, for the months preparing for Warped, anything new?”
“In May, I, as a solo artist, am opening for We Are The In Crowd, Blessthefall and Asking Alexandria at their San Diego dates. Haven’t seen any of them since 2012.” Austin’s grip on my thigh tightens at the speaking of AA. Ever since that little hook up at Warped 2012. “Other than that, nope.”
“Seems like Ellie is more busy than you are.” She says to Austin. He gives out a hearty laugh.
“Seems like it.” He twirls around the spinny chair once more.
“So, let’s get personal. Ellie, you have a birthday coming soon. Any plans?” I shake my head and pat my tummy.
“Nope. For my twenty sixth b-day, it will be spent recording, practicing, and home renovations.” I say with a smile.
“I plan to make sure she has a relaxing, fun filled night.” His hand creeps up my inner thigh. I know what he means by fun. Cough, sex.
“Actually, we have something we want to announce.” I look at Austin. “As of December, we’re having a child.” He laces his hand with mine. He leans in and pecks me on the lips.
“You’re pregnant?” She gasps. Take that bitch.
“Yup. Three months.”
“Even though your brother still wants to murder me.” I shrug my shoulders.
“You got me pregnant.” He rolls his eyes.
“Your penis.” I retort. The lady chuckles.
“You two are so cute.” The smile is fake.
“Let’s play a round of Worst or Best. Worst Christmas present.”
“A pregnancy test.” Austin looks at me.
“A box of condoms.” I stare at Austin.
“Best former band mate.”
“Hmm. I have to say Jaxin.”
“Never had a former band mate. Unless you count that day Taylor filled my vocals. But, best bandmate will have to go to Shayley.” She rolls her eyes and mutter ‘slut’. Right.
“Okay, don’t forget to pick up the self-title album Sorry Not Sorry at your local store or online through Sumerian and Rise Records.”
After the long interview, I walk into the single bathroom. I fix my hair and rub the bump on my stomach.
“Six more months.” I say with a smile.
Someone began knocking at the door. I opened it and saw it as the Soundwave reorter, Katherine.
“Ugh, move,” she shoves me out the way and I hit the edge of the sink. I ignore her and wash my hands.
“You know, you’re a slut.” I turn the sink off and dry my hands.
“Who do you think you are?” I ask with a slight attitude. I’ve been trying so hard not to get angry, I don’t want to upset the baby.
“I’m Katherine Goodwin, head of Soundwave TV.” Goodwin.
My blood ran cold.
“Goodwin as in, Josh Goodwin?” she smiled at me.
“The one and only.” I covered my mouth and ran out the bathroom.
The past it coming back to haunt me.
Welcome to the first chapter of the sequel of My Understandings. Thought Josh was dead, gone and over it, well think again cause he has a sister, thus starting the unfolding drama of this plot!
Mandalay is a fictional band in my upcoming Alan Ashby (Sort of) Fanfic. I will only start if about half way through this story so I can see if you all would actually read it.