Chapter 32 (Teach Me)
It is 2:46 and I've ended my shift like half an hour. I placed the last pan of cookies into the oven and turned the knob to 360 degree Celsius. I sighed at my hard work. As I turned around, I found Ed still working on the muffin batter. I smirked at what I was going to do as I sneakily walked up to him.
"Step away from Ed." I heard him howl. I sighed that my plan didn't work. He turned around with a grin on his face while wiping his sticky hands with a clean towel.
"Okay how did you know." I questioned while leaning myself on the wall all tired out, today was tiring. I watched Ed place the dirty towel in the laundry basket and washed his hands.
"My super powers, the urge to feel who comes near." he said while pumping some of the soap out. I gave him a confused look.
"Huh?" I said lazily. He smiled at me.
"Also seeing your shadow on the wall." He chuckled.
"Curse." I mumbled to myself. I could feel if he had heard it when he started to laugh.
"Hey since we're done, why not come to my house." He invited me. I slowly grabbed my coat and putted it on.
"Sure, I need some company anyways." I said. He placed his jacket on him and grabbed his keys. He nodded as we exited out the employees only room.
"Gramma Rose. Harry and I are done our shifts. Will see you next Sunday." Ed shouted our from the entrance of the building. I chuckled. Gramma Rose came out of the Comfort Room, wiping her hands on a towel.
"Ok thank you darlings. See you." she said as I pushed the door open, hearing the bells ring. We both got in Ed's car. As Ed drove down to his house. I peered out the window, finding a big house.
"Wow is that your house Ed?." I asked pointing to the big house beyond us. He grinned at me.
"Yup. Home Sweet home." he said as he parked his car. I got out of my car and walked up to the front step of his house. As I waited for Ed, a loud bark came from the house. I looked at the door finding a Shepard Brown Dog. I watched Ed unlock the door as the brown dog bounced up on him.
"Hey Roxy. Miss me?" Ed said as he rubbed the head of the Dog. Roxy? sounds like a girl. Once Roxy had time with Ed, she came up to me and began to sniff my shoes trying to recognize me scent but couldn't.
"Is this your dog?" I asked. He nodded at me before picking her up and place her on her dog bed. I chuckled at the point when Roxy kept trying to come back to me. I ran up the stairs letting my keys bounce up and down and ran into a room that I think is Ed's. As I walked into the room, the noticed there was a guitar, piano, microphone, and a computer. Ed walked past me laughing as he bounced onto his bed, pulling out his phone. I walked slowly up to his piano and sat on the chair provided for it.
"You play all of these instrument?" I asked curiously. He gave me a weird look as he putted his phone on lock mode.
"Man you ask a lot of questions till now." He laughed. I grinned at him shamelessly. Since Ed can play instruments, maybe he could help me with my audition.
"Hey Ed. Can you help me with something." I asked. He put all of his attention on me letting his orange hair fall on his face a bit. I placed my phone on the counter.
"Sure what's up." He responded placing his hair back in place.
"Do you sing?"
"Here we go again." He whined playfully.
"But do you?" I asked patiently. He sighed at my question.
"Yes I do." he responded lazily. I press the button on the piano that made it turn on. I faced back at Ed an he gave me a confused look.
"Can you teach how to sing?" I said. He smiled brightly until it turned into a hint of laughter.
"What?" He asked again.
"I said can you teach me how to sing." I repeated myself. I somehow think he is teasing me, I knew he already heard me but I just felt the need to repeat you know just incase.
"Ok since was 'The Harry Styles' interested in singing?" He chuckled, air quoting 'the Harry Styles' from last time when Demi placed a piece of paper on my back.
"Ok I will bye Harry." she shouted out. Her voice had echoed through the hallways. I waved goodbye then ran to Ed's car. While I adjusted my seat belt, Ed gave me a funny look.
"What?" I asked. He started laughing, I watched him start driving to the mall.
"Nothing." he chuckled out trying to stop laughing but couldn't.
"Ed Im serious what?" I asked again. He then reached out for something at the back of my back. He handed me a piece of paper with tape on it.
"What the..... 'The Harry Styles'" I read out. Ed started laughing uncontrollably.
"I wonder who did that?" Ed said trying to stop laughing. I went back to when Demi gave me a hug.
"Demi..." I whispered playfully with a smile.
"She must be a funny girl to me." he said while making a left turn to Freyer Street.
"Oh believe me she is." I said while crumbling up the paper and placing it into my pocket.
"Since I was thinking of entering Britain's XFactor. Got a problem with that?" I asked with a smirk on my face. I watched his face go 'that was funny' into 'what?'. I chuckled at his little behavior that was being played out.
"Really? I mean, uh let's begin then." He said standing up from his bed and up to me. I stood up from the seat I was sitting on since Ed was going to sit on it. He then played a C scale on the piano making it look hard for me to sing.
"Ok All you have to do is say 'Ah' as I play the c major scale ok" he said. I nodded. Once he started playing, I became unconfident. I opened my mouth letting a flat note come out of my mouth.
"No no. Raise your cheek bones and open you mouth wider." He said. He tried again and played the C major scale. I opened my mouth again and out came a flat note. Again.
"No no. Your doing everything correct but still you can't do it. Wait, are you believing in yourself enough?" he asked making me go back to where I heard those words before.
"I just feel like if I sing, I would sound terrible and I don't want to experience a type of way when I don't sound good. It just makes me feel weird and I felt like I let everybody down." I spoke sliently. I tried to break contact with Selena's eyes but I couldn't, Its like I was pulled into a trance and I was lost in her eyes. They were Beautiful.
"Haz.... There's nothing wrong with showing yourself to the world. They won't judge you if you sound bad or uncontrollable but they will understand you. Even I won't judge you, I would love to hear you sing everyday if its that what it takes to make yourself believe that you can do it." She said. I was shocked at what she said, she wanted me to believe that I could sing. Believing............. She gave me a kiss on my temple before I could move back to reality. I putted the car back to drive mode and put my senses back, back to driving to the carnival.
Selena is what came back into my senses. Believing is all I needed to do to succeed anything.
"Right now I am." I responded. he grinned at me making me chuckle. He tried the C major scale once more waiting for me to sing. I began to believe that I could sing, but for me to do it. I had to have Selena in my mind. I am only doing this for Selena, to see Selena and if improving my singing skills for her is what I need to do to see her once more then Ill do it.
"Ahhh." I said as Ed played the C major scale. He stopped playing looked at me with a surprised face.
"You did it." he said as he gave me a high five. I smiled at him. As we continued to practice, I became more confident. Why? because I kept repeating Selena's voice in my head, its actually very useful when you need someone to tell you to believe.
Even I won't judge you, I would love to hear you sing everyday if its that what it takes to make yourself believe that you can do it.
Even I won't judge you, I would love to hear you sing everyday if its that what it takes to make yourself believe that you can do it.
Is all I could think about. thank you Selena and her confidents.
"Your actually a really good singer, I really think your going to have a chance to get through." Ed said as he turned off his piano. I patted his shoulder and sighed out.
"Well with the help of you, I finally get to see Selena." I muttered the last part that involved Selena's name.
"What?" He asked.
"What?" I teased him a bit, hoping he haven't heard what I last said and hope he will never know.
"Nevermind." he ended. I chuckled. I flopped back down on Ed's bed and made myself comfortable.
"What day is it today?" I absentmindedly asked. He pulled out his phone and checked the date.
"It's Tuesday." He said as he placed his phone back in his back pocket. As I heard the word Tuesday, I shooted myself up making my head dizzy.
"What?!" I said panicking. I didn't know why I was shouting but all I know is because tomorrow is the next XFactor auditions and I haven't even prepared myself yet.
"Why are you shouting?" Ed basically whisper loudly. I cleared my throat gently trying to find my words.
"Because tomorrow is the next XFactor auditions." I said slowly trying to calm myself down from all the anger that was spreading through out my body.
"So you can just go next time." He said taking the remote from his bed side table, opening the T.V.
"What?! You know how long I have to wait for the next auditions, Next Month." I explained myself. He looked innocent like he hasn't know himself.
"And I can't wait that long." I said.
"Why?" I looked at him like he hadn't
"Because I want to see Selena." I said trying to find the calm side of me.
"Is this about your girlfriend?" He asked switching the channels in the T.V. I grinned at him.
"Yup, the girlfriend I dearly miss because of the offer that I pushed her to get."I blamed myself. This is all my fault. I do want Selena to have to best future yet but I was so stuck up in that topic, I haven't really focused on what I would feel or do if she's gone. Oh My Goodness, what have I done.
"Then get your butt off the bed and sing your head off." He yelled. I laughed at his childish attitude.
"Well I'll actually do that when I get home. My mom will get worried." I said getting up from his bed.
"Well do you want me to drive you home?" he asked. I smirked at him.
"Man you ask a lot of questions till now." I said repeating the words he said to me last time. He chuckled.
"No thanks mate, I'll just take the bus back to the bakery and then drive back home. Good plan Harry." I said. I putted my hand in my pockets to finding it empty. I felt my jeans pockets finding nothing in it also.
"What? Where is my phone?" I asked lost. I started to look around for my phone but gladly found it in Ed's hands.
"Oh looking for this? yeah I kinda added some songs into it if you don't mind. Maybe you should have a listen to it when your on the bus." He offered , I smiled at him as I grabbed my phone from his hands. I opened it up and went to ITunes. Damn thats alot of songs.
"Sure Thanks. I better go. See ya Ed, thanks for the invite." I mentioned. I waved goodbye and left his flat. I didn't know what to expect from this guy but all I know he's nice and cool. He helped me practice for my audition tomorrow, he understands my problems, he even bothered to add music in my phone without me looking. Awesome guy! Did I said that already. I walked on the street were the bus stop was. I took out money coins from my pocket until I notice the bus was coming already. I panicked and ran to catch the bus.
"Wait! Stop!." I panted out. I quickly got lucky when the bus driver heard me and stop nearly almost leaving me. I got in the bus paying the toll fee.
"Thank you so much." I sighed out happily. The driver than smiled at me.
"No problem." He managed to say as I smiled at him back. I went to the back of the bus ignoring looks from some of the adults but mostly the elderly which was surprising. As I got to the back of the bus, I caught a kid with a video cam. I think he is 14 years old. He kept on looking at me if I was like the most interesting thing in the world. I knew this bus drive will take like 45 minutes so I didn't bother to take out my phone and listen to the songs that Ed had installed into my phone. I quickly took out my headphones and plugged them into my phone and into my ears. I scrolled down to some of the music and found the one that I knew was really familiar. I then tapped the song and it played, I didn't even notic that I was singing alog with it until the end.
"Isn't She Lovely"
Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love
I then suddenly heard muffles and noises from where that 14 year old kid was, I peered at where he was and found him modifying something in her recording cam. Weird.
"Next stop Georgia Street." The bus said, well the lady voice said. I got out of my seat and waited for the bus to come into a stop. Once the bus had stopped, I quickly pushed the back door making it open. I thank the bus driver before I left. I ran to my car quickly and turned the ignition on. With that, I drove straight home with that 'Isn't She Lovely' song stuck in my head. Which is concluded as, Selena's favourite song.
After the trip from Starbucks, I quickly got on the bus and waited for my stop to come. I took out my video cam and looked at the moments me and buddies made yesterday. I don't even know how I seem to bring it today for no good reason. As I was scrolling through some photos.
"Wait! Stop!" I heard as the bus stopped before it could nearly leave the block. I watched this 16 year old kid climb aboard and payed his bus fare. He then slowly walked past me to the back row of the bus. He caught me looking at him which was kinda akward but he did smile at me. i smiled back for a no good reason. He pulled out his phone and a pair of headphones from his pocket and plugged them on. The next thing I knew was he was singing. I got to record this, I putted my video camera on record and secretly video taped his public performance in a bus. He didn't even notice that I was recording, what a douche bag. I chuckled a bit but quietly so he would suspect anything. He then stopped singing making me hide my video cam, I knew he suspected something when he was looking at me weirdly.
"Next Stop Georgia Street." The bus rang. I quickly stopped the recording and placed my video cam in my pocket so he wouldn't see it. I watched him go to the back door and leave. I finally caught something really awesome for my taste.
"Next Stop Ronald Street." The bus rang. This is my Stop. I let the bus stop for me to climb off. With that, I ran home. Once I had opened the door, I yelled.
"Mom I'm home!." I yelled as I closed the door.
"How was your day." she asked. I looked at her who was in the kitchen.
"It was awesome! I'll be my room if you need anything." I recalled as I ran up the stairs into my room. I opened my bedroom door and closed it. I took out my video cam and plugged it into my computer. I type in Youtube onto my computer and clicked on upload. Once my video cam was fully installed into my computer, I dragged the video that I recorded of the boy i the bus into the upload box. I watched Youtube upload the video. When it asked me what I should nme the video, I quickly named it.
"16 Year Old Boy Singing At A Public Bus Without Even Noticing." I typed down on the computer. After I had wrote my description. IT was done. The upload was done. I quickly played the video to see if it works, and it did.
I'm going to be a millionaire someday.
Hey Guys, Hope you like Chapter 30. Thank you so much for supporting me and my book, I love you. Oh And Thank You To ILoveLarry4ever for your great idea, though i'm sorry I changed it up. Sorry if Selena's POV isn't in this chapter but I'll try to add her in next chapter. Love you forever eternity.