I walked into Dad's room, Selena trailing behind me, his room was completely untouched. His bed was made, but his laptop sat on his bed, he had his snapback (Yes our whole family is obsessed with them, but Dad and Nemo love the rocker/skater image so they've got heaps) on the knob of his wardrobe door.
My eyes gazed to his laptop and Selena opened it up. He always told us his password, Heartbeat.
Selena typed it in, and our eyes studied the screen intently as it personalized his settings.
"When was that even taken?" Selena muttered to herself as she stared at his desktop background.
I looked at the photo, even I was confused. We were all in our school uniform...but we weren't smiling.
And we were all sitting on a staircase, pretending to be rock stars...Dad was the only one not in it, I'm guessing he was taking the photo because I could only see Nemo, in his staff shirt.
"It wasn't the last day of term 3 was it?" I asked barely above a whisper.
Selena looked at me in thought, "Yeah it could have been, I remember getting a photo 'cause I was thinking about it for the rest of the day."
We both stared back at his laptop deep in thought as to why it was even his background in the first place. 2 days before he left I remember I'd been on it, showing him how to create a YouTube channel, and this wasn't his background.
It was a selfie that he took with Nemo backstage at the eisteddfod, right before he went on to sing with Selena.
"Hey Cody, look at this" Selena interrupted my inner monologue and showed me a folder on his desktop 'YouTube stuff'
She was just about to open it when we heard somebody clear their throat from the doorway, I turned around and met Nemo's curious eyes.
"Why aren't you with the...thing..." He struggled to find a word replacing 'camera'. It was the instruction he gave me, I had to set it up out the back, he was gonna make us all get a photo on it with Selena holding up her L plates. It was meant to be for Dad, so if he ever came home he could put it on his dresser along with the other thousands of photos and stuff he had on it. But obviously I got distracted, considering I wanted to see what Dad already had on there.
"Um, well yeah...but I...well I found..." I started stuttering as Nemo gave me a knowing smirk.
"She got distracted and we found his laptop to see if we could find out where he is, but we've found this instead" Selena finished my sentence for me and gestured towards the laptop screen that Nemo was now studying intently.
"Did Dad ever mention a YouTube channel?" He asked curiously, looking at Selena knowing she was the oldest.
She shook her head and clicked on the first video 'Impossible- Original song.'
Dad popped up on the screen, his head down. You could clearly see his snapback on his head.
He started strumming his guitar and singing the lyrics, his clear mid-range voice ringing out over the chords.
I remember years ago, someone told me I should take caution when it comes to love, I did.
And you were strong and I was not. My illusion, my mistake. I was careless, I forgot I did.
And now, when all is done there is nothing to say, you were gone and so effortlessly.
You have won, you can go ahead tell them.
Shout if from the rooftops, write on the skyline. All we had is gone now, tell them I was happy and my heart is broken all my scars are open. Tell them what I hoped would be impossible, impossible. Impossible, impossible.
My breathing hitched for a second as he jumped into the next verse.
"Did he ever upload these?" Britt voiced, I turned around to see she was standing behind me.
"How long have you been there?" Nemo smiled at her.
She sighed sadly, "I heard Dads voice and I thought he was home, but I saw this instead and had to keep watching"
I squeezed her hand gently as Selena shut his laptop.
"We really need to find him...or even his channel" She sighed.
A/N: Hey! Okay just so I don't confuse all my little...peeps...
Impossible is actually by James Arthur but for the purpose of this story it'll be used as his original song.
Comment below what you think will happen next, 'cause all I can tell ya is be prepared for some physical violence...
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