I was lying in my bed back at the hotel. We had just finished dinner at the hotel restaurant. I didn’t feel too well.
Camille knocked on the door for my room as I was lying there; I opened and let her in without saying anything.
Camille: Come on Austin. You’ve got to tell us what’s going on.
Austin: I just don’t wanna talk about it.
Camille: but you haven’t been yourself all day. What’s bothering you?
Camille: Then we HAVE to talk about it. Allie is like my sister and I know she’ll be crying her eyes out if she’s hurt you.
Austin: To be honest I don’t care if she’s crying.
Camille: what’s that supposed to mean.
I got up from the bed and started walked around the room while playing with my chain.
Austin: it means that she was the one to hurt me before I got her to cry.
Camille: I still don’t get it.
Austin: I kissed her okay… I messed up, I was the stupid one because I know her and Peyton is kinda dating but I have gotten feeling for her, or I think I have.
I sat down on the chair in front of the desk, with one hand up in my hair.
Camille: wait you’re in love with her? Since when?
Austin: since I was alone with her in the hospital.
Camille: But how?
Austin: How do you usually fall in love?
Camille: I’m sorry Austin.
Austin: you shouldn’t be. It’s not your fault that I’m stupid.
Camille: You’re not stupid.
Austin: Obviously I am, because I kissed the girl that I like and now she’s probably in my bro’s arms while she’s crying her eyes out.
I felt how the tears were pushing in my throat.
Camille: I’m sorry.
She hugged me and I got up and hugged her too.
I woke the morning because my phone was ringing.
Jake: Allie, it’s Jake.
Jake: Be ready in an hour. There are some people in town only to hear you sing.
Allie: I can be ready in 45 minutes if that’s what you want.
Jake: Fine. I’ll be there at 11 then.
Allie: that’s fine with me.
*end of phone conversation*
Peyton: who was that?
Allie: Jake. I’m going to the studio in 45 minutes.
Peyton just turned his back on me and kept sleeping.
Allie: You’re not gonna say good luck or anything.
Peyton: good luck.
His voice was already sleeping.
Before I knew about it I was sitting in the car on my way to the studio. I hadn’t been eating since yesterday morning and I couldn’t get anything inside of my body because I was nervous to meet these people.
Jake: Are you ready?
Allie: a bit nervous.
Jake: you’re going to do great.
Allie: I guess.
Jake: I’ll have to ask you something. You’ll probably recognize some cars and you might know the people when we get there but you can’t go all starstrucked. You have to act like a professional.
Allie: I know…
I was shaking all over and took deep breaths.
We pulled up and as soon as we got out of the car I actually did recognize a car but it couldn’t be. When we walked into the room we were going to be in there was nobody in there.
Jake: Let’s get your voice warmed up before people arrive. I’m putting on a couple of Miley Cyrus song’s because your voice goes really great with them. Which ones do you want?
Allie: Ordinary girl and true friend.
Jake: we’re starting with true friend.
I sang the whole song and started dancing a bit around because I wanted the energy out in my whole body.
I walked into the room where we used to record from, I couldn’t see much outside of the room. I stood behind the microphone and was about to start singing ordinary girl.
The music started and I closed my eyes. I knew all of the lyrics.
Don’t get me wrong
I love who I am
I don’t wanna be ungrateful
It probably sounds strange
I really love the role I play
The songs I sing
But with all the fame
The things that seem so simple
Suddenly so far out of reach
Wish that they could see that underneath…
The music stopped but I was still living inside of the song.
Voice: WOW that was fantastic! You sing it even better than I do.
I opened my eyes because I recognized the voice and felt like screaming when I saw Miley. She was my biggest idol and she had been for years.
I took of the headset and wiped away the tears from my eyes.
I ran out and hugged her and wiped more tears away from my eyes.
Then I looked at Jake who was just smiling but still had a serious face. I whispered thank you out between my lips, which made his serious face disappear.
I let go of Miley and we all sat down on the chairs around the room.
Jake: So Miley, what do you think.
Miley: She has such a strong voice, of course there are some small things that can be better but it’s something that’s gonna come when you’re working with it. Do you have any originals because that’s what people are going for right now?
Allie: I actually have 2 and I’m working on a third one at the moment but it’s not ready to be played yet.
Miley: Well can I hear one of them?
Allie: Of course.
I took the guitar from the floor and started to play that song Camille and I wanted to make into a duet.
Miley listened really intense to it. She was living herself into the song. When I stopped she opened her eyes and looked at me.
Miley: Have you written that yourself?
Allie: Yeah I was at the hospital at home and that’s actually when I got the idea but I didn’t write it before I was home again.
Miley: It’s good.
Allie: thank you.
Miley: But there’s something that could make it even better. Have you tried singing it with another person?
Allie: No but I was actually thinking about making it into a duet because it would make the words of the song even stronger, and maybe even get me a bigger chance of getting noticed.
Miley looked at Jake, who looked back at her and then they both looked at me. I didn’t really understand what was going on but when both of them smiled I guessed that it was something good.
Miley: I’ll sing it with you.
I was almost about to drop my guitar on the floor.
Allie: You’re kidding me right?
Miley: No I’m gonna be here for a week so I’m gonna use my time off to sing this song with you.