Monday, 30 January 2012
04:37:16 AM (GMT)
Devil Cheater: Chapter 2
While we waited for the scores to be counted by the volunteers, Avril, Autumn, Ana,
Amy, Dora, Amanda, and I left the backstage area and joined the guests in the
audience. We found a few empty seats, abandoned by their occupants who had probably
left to catch up with friends elsewhere. We sat down and talked amongst ourselves. I
could feel my palms growing sweaty with anticipation.
“I swear,” Dora declared, “if Locas Chicas makes it, I’m going to freak out.
They were horrible!”
“If Nightmare Haunters makes it, and we don’t, I’m going to beat up that bitch
Cara,” Amy growled. “She’ll rub it in my face and never let me forget it!”
“Calm down, Amy,” Dora said softly, rubbing Amy’s arm. “You’ll make it. I
Amy smiled at her girlfriend. I saw her shoulders relax.
“Do you really think we’ll make it?” I asked nervously.
“They’d have to be crazy to turn us down!” Amanda smiled.
Ana looked around the auditorium with a frown on her face. “Where’s Alicia?”
Autumn shrugged in response. “Probably making out with that ginger.”
Finally, after what seemed like hours, I saw Principal Burns take the stage again.
This time, when he stood at the microphone, he held a piece of paper in his hand.
“Can I have your attention please?”
The noise of chatter that had filled the auditorium just seconds before died down
quickly as everyone’s eyes focused on Mr. Burns.
“The results are in. But first, I have a few announcements. This year’s annual
rock festival’s theme is When Hell Freezes Over. It will be held in Oak Tree Park
next Saturday evening. I’d like to give a big thank you to all of our volunteers
both tonight and next weekend who will help make this festival possible.”
The audience applauded politely. I chewed my bottom lip nervously. I couldn’t take
it. I needed to know who had made the final cut.
“And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to announce the
bands who will be playing in the annual rock festival!”
This time, a bigger applause sounded. I looked around and saw that the other bands
looked just as nervous as I felt.
“The following bands will be performing next Saturday night at the When Hell
Freezes Over rock festival: Blood Stone, Johnny Appleseed, Innocence, Nightmare
Haunters, Be my Valentine, Life and Death, and Devil Cheater.”
“Yes!” I heard Avril shout as she leapt out of her seat and pumped her right
fist into the air. “We made it!”
We were so happy that we all jumped out of our seat and hugged each other while
screaming happily. I felt tears in my eyes as our little group celebrated.
Alicia ran from where she’d been sitting with her eye candy and hugged her sister
from behind. Ana turned around and kissed Alicia’s cheek. “We’re in, Leesh!