Safe And Sound (Triquel to Red)

"Elizabeth Ashton was more that just a girl to me. She was my best friend, she was the love of my life, she was my light. Since the day I met her when we were 5 years old there hasn't been a single day that I didn't love her. Without her, I wouldn't be the man I am today. She taught me so many things. She taught me to never give up on myself and to never let anyone tell me who I am, who I want to be. She taught me to believe in myself even when no one else did. Through the 15 years that I knew her, just the thought of her made me smile. Now I can't help but look back on all of the memories we made. The pillow fights, the sleep overs, the ghost stories. She made me happier than anyone else ever could. She put a smile on my face even when I was on the verge of tears and she always knew what to say. So much of the world knows Elizabeth Ashton as the girl who broke free from her past and created a future...

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34. Lets Hope For A Fairytale

***Beth's POV***

"Hello Augusta! How are all of you tonight?!" I called into the microphone.

I stared out at the crowd as I heard a chorus of 'good's and 'great's. I saw fans hold up signs as they chanted my name over and over again. A wide grin spread across my face as I took it all in with awe. Finally after a great silence, I began to speak.

"So the first song is from my first album, Red. Its about a boy who I told myself I would forget but in the end could not because the love I felt for him almost over powered it. It was the very first song I wrote and I know most of you if not all of you know what song I'm talking about. This is Red." I smiled into the microphone.
 

Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street Faster than the wind Passionate as sin, ended so suddenly Loving him is like trying to change your mind Once you're already flying through the free fall Like the colors in autumn So bright just before they lose it all   Losing him was blue like I'd never known Missing him was dark grey all alone Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met But loving him was red Loving him was red   Touching him is like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword  and realizing there's no right answer Regretting him was like wishing you never found out love could be that strong   Losing him was blue like I'd never known Missing him was dark grey all alone Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met But loving him was red Oh red  Burning red   Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes Tell myself it's time now, gotta let go But moving on from him is impossible When I still see it all in my head   Burning red! Darling it was red!   Oh, losing him was blue like I'd never known Missing him was dark grey all alone Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met 'Cause loving him was red yeah yeah red We're burning red   And that's why he's spinning round in my head Comes back to me burning red Yeah, yeah...   'Cause love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street

As I finished the song all that could be heard in the venue were screams and cheers. After the cheering died down I went straight into Forever and Always then into Better Than Revenge.

"This next song I wrote only days after my breakup with Liam two years ago. I wrote it out of anger, sadness and lets not forget heartbreak. I didn't write it about Liam though. I wrote it about the girl who broke us apart. Heres Better Than Revenge." I told the crowd.
  "Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did !"   The story starts when it was hot and it was summer And, I had it all; I had him right there where I wanted him She came along, got him along, and let's hear the applause She took him faster than you can say sabotage I never saw it coming, nor did I suspected it I underestimated just who I was dealing with She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum She underestimated just who she was stealing from   She's not a saint and she's not what you think She's an actress, Whoa She's better known for the things that she does On the mattress, Whoa Soon she's gonna find Stealing other people's toys on the playground Won't make you many friends She should keep in mind, She should keep in mind There is nothing I do better than revenge, Ha   She lives her life like it's a party and she's on the list She looks at me like I'm a trend and she's so over it I think her ever present frown is a little troubling And, she thinks I'm psycho Cause I like to rhyme her name with things, but Sophistication isn't what you wear, or who you know Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go Oh they didn't teach you that in prep school So it's up to me But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity   She's not a saint and she's not what you think She's an actress, Whoa   She's better known for the things that she does On the mattress, Whoa Soon she's gonna find Stealing other people's toys on the playground Won't make you many friends She should keep in mind, She should keep in mind There is nothing I do better than revenge, Ha ha   I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey You might have him, but haven't you heard I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey You might have him, but I always get the last word Whoa   She's not a saint and she's not what you think She's an actress, Whoa She's better known for the things that she does On the mattress, Whoa Soon she's gonna find Stealing other people's toys on the playground Won't make you many friends She should keep in mind, She should keep in mind There is nothing I do better than revenge,   And do you still feel like you know what you're doing, Cause I don't think you do, Oh Do you still feel like you know what you're doing I don't think you do, I don't think you do Let's hear the applause C'mon show me how much better you are See you deserve some applause Cause you're so much better She took him faster than you can say sabotage
Finally only screaming and cheering could be heard throughout the venue and the grin on my face never died. I sang a few more questions after that until I got to Twitter questions right after B-e-a-utiful.

"Okay, the first question is from IsabelleStyles1. Who was your first kiss and what was it like?" I read off the screen. "Well, my first kiss was when I was 11 and it was with a boy named Gregory Lynch. He told me he fancied me and for a while he wouldn't leave me alone so I kissed him, he left me alone after that."

"The next question is from AyeItsAmanda. If the world was ending and you could only save three thing what would you save?" I read off. I thought for a moment. "Well I would probably bring my guitar so I could sing, I would bring a photo album of all the people I love and care about. Of course I'd have an entire section in there for my fans. and the last thing... I know I'm breaking the rules but I would bring all my friends." I smiled.

"This next  question is from CraZaboutAshton. I love the name." I laughed. " It says if you could have one with what would it be?"

"Well, I would with to have my family the way it was before my mum died. My dad back to his kind and loving self and well... my mum alive." I sighed.

I did a few more questions after that, thankfully none were directed at the topic of Liam. Just thinking about him would make me miss him more. I still can't get off my mind seeing Danielle get on that plane. It haunts me. Finally I snapped out of my thoughts and a grin replaced my previous blank expression.

"This next song is also from my new album. Its about how you should always listen to your heart before you let the one you love go. Its called Listen To Your Heart." I told the fans.

I walked slowly over to the white grand piano and sat down. I straightened my outfit out before placing my fingers carefully on the black and white keys. Slowly I began playing the first notes of the song. Finally I began to sing.
  I know there's something in the wake of your smile I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yeah You've built a love but that love falls apart Your little piece of heaven turns too dark   Listen to your heart When he's calling for you Listen to your heart There's nothing else you can do I don't know where you're going And I don't know why, But listen to your heart Before you tell him goodbye   Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yeah They're swept away and nothing is what is seems, The feeling of belonging to your dreams   Listen to your heart When he's calling for you Listen to your heart There's nothing else you can do I don't know where you're going And I don't know why, But listen to your heart Before you tell him goodbye   And there are voices That want to be heard So much to mention But you can't find the words The scent of magic, The beauty that's been When love was wilder than the wind   Listen to your heart When he's calling for you Listen to your heart There's nothing else you can do I don't know where you're going And I don't know why, But listen to your heart Before you tell him goodbye   Listen to your heart I don't know where you're going And I don't know why, But listen to your heart Before you tell him goodbye   Listen to your heart
Finally when I played the last note of the song the fans cheered and screamed. I looked into the crowd, almost blinded by the lights of the stage. I could see tears in many of the girls eyes. I stand up and take the microphone from the holder that was attached to the piano and put it into the sand. I was handed my guitar and I sat down on the stool in front of the microphone. I immediately began to sing Breathe. Finally after many songs I got to Safe and Sound.

"So before I begin my final song tonight I want to take a moment. I still remember the first time I stepped on stage, I was the opening act for One Direction. I thought I would immediately be booed off stage for my horrible voice. And yet, here I am now, three years prior to that night, looking out at a sea of amazing people. I would not be sitting up here today if it weren't for each and every single one of you. Young or old, male or female, you each helped me live a little piece of my dream and for that I thank you. I love all of you." I smiled. "So this last song I wrote about a year ago.  I know, a year ago I was missing. I wrote this song while I was confined in the room that I called home for nine months of my life. One day I was able to break out of that room and in the house I found  guitar. For days I would strum the guitar when no one was around and it would always give me hope that I would end up safe and sound. Finally one day I came up with a song. Its called Safe and Sound."

Slowly I began to strum the guitar, each beat echoing through my mind. 
  I remember tears streaming down your face  When I said "I'll never let you go" When all those shadows almost killed your light   I remember you said "don't leave me here alone" But all that's dead and gone and passed Tonight   Just close your eyes The sun is going down You'll be alright No one can hurt you now Come mornign light You and I will be safe and sound   Don't you dare look out your window Darling everything's on fire The war outside our door keeps raging on Hold on to this lullaby Even when the music's gone Gone   Just close your eyes The sun is going down You'll be alright No one can hurt you Come morning light You and I will be safe and sound   Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh O-oh, oh, o-oh, oh   O-oh, oh, o-oh, oh   Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh O-oh, oh, o-oh, oh   Just close your eyes The sun is going down You'll be alright No one can hurt you now Come morning light You and I will be safe and sound   Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh


As I sang, flashbacks appeared in my mind of him beating me and calling me names. Images of Danielle filled my mind. I felt a chill run down my spine as I finished the song. I thanked my fans and walked backstage where I still was a little out of it.

"Beth whats wrong?" Grace asked as I walked past her.

"It just... something doesn't feel right. Something is wrong and I don't know what it is. I just can't place it." I told her.

"Beth, I think you need some sleep. You didn't get much last night after Liam left." She sighed.

An image of Danielle flashing me a sly grin before walking onto the plane filled my mind. What had she done? Why didn't Liam call and tell me once he landed. Did he even know she was on the plane? Questions dotted my thoughts as I began to think of all the possibilities.

"Beth!" Grace shouted.

"What?" I asked, snapping out of my thoughts.

"Thats like the 10th time I called your name. What is up with you tonight?" She asked.

I sighed. "I- I've just got a lot on my mind." I told her as we walked into the dressing room.

"Whats wrong? Something happen with you and Liam?" Steph asked.

"Not Liam. Liam and I are fine... I think." I sighed.

"You think? Babe, spill. What happened because it sure as hell doesn't sound like nothing." Steph insisted.

I hesitated before speaking. "Yesterday after I said goodbye to Liam I saw one more person get onto the plane. Danielle. Before she got on she shot my a sly grin and a wink."

"That little scheming bitch." Stephanie muttered.

"So you think she's up to something?" Grace asked.

"Grace, I know shes up to something. This is Danielle we're talking about." I told her.

"Well whatever she attempts, I know Liam won't fall for it." Steph reassured me.

I sighed. "I don't know... he fell for her plan once. Who's to say he won't do it again." I mumbled.

"Call him. Talk to him." Grace suggested.

I took out my phone and dialed Liam's number. After what felt like forever, he picked up on the third ring.

"Hello?" Liam's voice filled my ears.

"Hey." I breathed.

"Hey..." He said awkwardly. 

"Really Liam? Did you look at the contact before you picked up the phone or did you not hear 'Fall' playing when you picked up your phone?" I asked.

"Shit." He mumbled. "I'm so sorry Beth. I just have a lot on my mind right now. How are you?"

"Not too good considering I saw none other than your ex girlfriend get onto the plane after you yesterday." I told him.

The other line was silent for a moment. "Wait what?!"

"Danielle got on the plane Liam. Or were you just not aware. I had assumed she would be all over you." I sighed.

There was another silence. "I had no idea she was even on the plane."

"Liam don't you dare lie to me." I scowled.

I heard him sigh. "Okay. I saw her but all she did was give me looks."

I bit my lip. "Is that all?"

There was a silence. "Yeah. Thats all."

I sighed. "Okay. Just... if you see her again and she tries anything pleas tell me. I'd really like to know when my boyfriend is being stalked by his psycho ex girlfriend."

"Okay. I'm sorry I didn't call you and tell you. I love you Beth and she can't ever do anything to make me love you any less okay?" He said.

"Okay." I replied, still unsure.

"Look, I've got to go okay? We're on stage in 5." He told me.

"Alright. Have a good show." I told him.

"Thanks. You too... tomorrow night and every night to come." He told me.

"Bye Liam. I love you." 

"I love you too. I'll talk to you tomorrow okay?" He said.

"Okay." I replied.

I hung up the phone and set it on the seat beside me and laid my head back.

"Do you ever get that feeling when you know theres more to someones story but you know they won't spill?" I asked.

"Not telling you the full truth huh?" Grace asked.

"Grace, I've known Liam for 17 years. I know when he's lying and when he's hiding something. I know he's hiding something and I'm going to find out what it is." I told them.

"Lets just hope it all turns out well in the end." Steph sighed.

"Lets hope for a happily ever after but I think I learned long ago that happy endings only exist in fairytales." I sighed.

"Then lets hope for a fairytale." Grace said.

Lets hope for a fairytale. I'm going to find out sooner or later what else happened, whether Liam tells me or not. I will find out.

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