Alli had been stolen, yet again, by Mike (her father). She was taken away from the only person she'd ever loved. Liam. What will him, and the other guys, do to get her back? How much are they willing to risk to save her? Sequel to Stolen


38. Karaoke

* Allison's POV

     My heart pounded in my chest and I tried to gulp, but my throat was dry. Sweat beaded at my forehead and I kind of blanked. I couldn't speak or hear. I was getting stage fright. This has happened before. Char had always known I loved to sing and signed me up for a talent show in the second grade. I ended up fainting.

     I know what comes next. I started to hyperventilate. I can't do this. This is too much.

     I feel and hand on my shoulder and turn around. Liam is standing there with encouraging smile on his face. He gives me a quick kiss and says the four words that changed my mind.

     "You can do this," he pats my shoulder and walks offstage.

     I clear my head and take a deep breath, facing my audience. It's just the guys, Char, Piper, the older couple, and a few middle aged women. I was going to be fine. Actually, this will be fun.

     I walk ove to the DJ and secretly whisper the song I want to sing in his ear. He takes a moment to find the right one, and clicks play. This is one of my favorite songs, even though it is really slow. It's Wicked Games by Chris Isaak and I guess I've always liked it because it really spoke to me.

     The first few chords came out of the speakers and I actually smiled. The guys and girls were clapping and screaming my name. Here goes nothing. I took a deep breath and brought the mic to my mouth.

"The world was on fire, no one could save me but you

 Strange what desire will make foolish lovers do

 I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you

 And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you!"

     I started to move around, using the entire stage and getting into the performance. Here came the chorus, my favorite part. I took a deep breath and belted it out, holding out all the right notes.

"No I-------don't wanna' fall in lust

 No I-------don't wanna' fall in lust

 With you

 With you"

     I continued to move around stage and soak up every second of this performance, loving it. I was having so much fun and not to brag, but I was singing really well. The guys and Char and Piper were screaming and clapping and jumping up and down. I even managed to get the older couple and the group of women on the dancefloor. This was amazing.

     I finished the song and sat there panting, basking in the glorifying moment of getting shouts for an encore. Why not? I smiled, did a little wave, blew a kiss, and waltzed off to the DJ to coordinate what song to sing next.

     I glanced at his selection and picked out an upbeat song that I loved and sang pretty well and it related to my life. I went back to the center of the stage and waited for eveyone to quiet down. The song started blasting out of the speakers and I jumped right in with it, bouncing around and feeding off the energy from the crowd.

"Dry lightning cracks across the skies,

 those storm clouds gather in her eyes,

 her daddy was a mean old mister, 'momma was an angel in the ground,

 the weather man called for a twister,

 she prayed to blow it down.

 There's not enough rain in Oklahoma, to wash the sins out of that house

 there's not enough wind in Oklahoma, to rip the nails out of the past"

     I was having so much fun and so was the crowd. I had attracted a lot more people. Soon, the place was packed full and there were even more people on the street. This song was song much more fun because it was upbeat. The chorus came up, my favorite part.

"Shatter every window 'til its all blown away!

 Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away!

 'Til there's nothing left standing, nothing left to yesterday,

 Every tear soaked whiskey memory blown away!

 Blown away!"

     I finished the song and I was soaked with sweat, but the cool breeze felt nice. I had so much fun on stage, I wanted to keep going. Apparently everyone else did too because they were clapping and yelling encore. I sang Want U Back by Cher Lloyd, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, and We Run the Night by Havana Brown. When I was all sung out, it was like two in the morning and everyone wanted more.

     I hopped off the stage and handed Liam the mic.

     "Go get em'," I grinned and pushed him onstage.

     All the guys followed and went to discuss with the DJ about music selection.

     "OMIGOSH!!!!!!" Char squealed and ran over to me, smashing me into a bone crushing hug, "You were amazing!!!!!"

     I lightly shoved her off, laughing along and nodding. I pulled out my phone and checked twitter. That's why so many people were here, someone took a picture and tweeted in, mentioning me in it. I guess more people recognise me than I thought.

     When the guys started playing, a ton more people came. We were smushed against the stage and it was so loud I think I might go deaf. They sang What Makes you Beautiful, Stand Up, NaNaNa, One Thing, Gotta Be You, and too top it all off, Live While We're Young. The guys new song came out a few weeks ago, but they don't sing it in concert yet because they are still on their Up All Night tour.

     Anyone who was here tonight had a gottena a special treat.

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