Living In The Shadows

18 year old Logan Sanders is the daughter of Matthew Sanders. Better known as M.Shadows, the lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold. She has a few tattoos, not as many as her father though. She lives in his shadow, the only thing she's known for is being his daughter. Being best friends with the guys of Hollywood Undead, they encourage her to put the amazing voice she inherited from her father to use. When she does, her father and his band mates are amazed by her voice. They knew she could sing, but not as good as she can. And finally she gets out of the shadows, right into the spotlight.


1. Prologue


Logan Valary Sanders. That's me.

The daughter of Matthew Charles Sanders, better known as M.Shadows - the lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold.

That's all I'm known for.

Being his daughter.

But what's so great about living in the shadows of M.Shadows

Nothing. Nothing is great about it.

People see me, and they see him. People befriend me, to meet him.

Don't get me wrong, I love my dad and all, but living in his shadow?

No thanks, I'd like to cast my own.


So, yes, Logan is my name. And yes, I am a girl.

"Isn't Logan a boys name though?"

That's what everyone asks. Yes, I am FULLY aware Logan is a boys name. But, however, it can be used as a girls name, too. Along with Bobby, Billy, Kyle, Max, Riley, Danny, DJ, Tyler, Taylor, etc.

I don't know why I was given that name, but I was and if you don't like it, too fucking bad.

No, mind you me, I swear. A fucking lot. So if you don't like swearing, cussing, cursing, whatever you'd like to call it, then don't continue to read. Cause I grew up all around swears, and there ain't no stopping me from swearing. Freedom of speech, bro.

So yea, practically being in Avenged Sevenfold I know all of them. Synyster Gates, Johnny Christ, Zacky Vengeance, Arin Ilejay, The Rev... Or at least I knew The Rev. He died. Four years ago to be exact. He O.D.ed to be more exact. Syn and I both after tattoos that say 'forever', his is on his chest, mine is on my neck. But mine is 'foREVer' cause it name was The Rev, get it? But Syn's is just 'FOREVER'. Now, I'm not gonna get into all the details about his death so let's get back to the members who are alive. For those of you who claim to be an Avenger and think those are their real names, you are WRONG. Dead fucking wrong. Those are just their stage names. Who the hell would name their child Synyster Gates?! Or The Rev?! Or M.Shadows?!

Synster Gates' real name is Brian Haner Jr., obviously named after his dad. He's the lead guitarist, probably thee best guitar player in the ENTIRE world. Like out of like 7 kabillion people and a lot of people can play guitar that's a lot. I haven't heard of anyone who can play like him. Like his name, he inherited his guitar skills from his father, whose nickname is Guitar Guy.

Johnny Christ's real name is Johnathan Seward, he plays bass but we still call him Johnny.

Zacky Vengeance's real name is Zachary Baker, he also plays guitar. I call him Baker Boy just to piss him off, especially when he's already mad about something.

Arin Ilejay is actually his real name. He's the drummer who replaced Jimmy, aka The Rev. I don't know if he'll be getting a stage name or not, but we're all used to calling him Arin all the time anyway.

M.Shadows' real name is Matthew Sanders. He's the lead singer. Or vocals. Whatever you wanna call it. I know, I said all this already.

I'm friends with the guys from Hollywood Undead, also. I met them when they went on the Buried Alive tour with Avenged Sevenfold. Their stage names are Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Danny, Funny Man, Charlie Scene, and Da Kurlzz. Johnny's real name is George Ragan. J-Dog's is Jorel Decker, but we call him J. Charlie's is Jordan Terrell but we still call him Charlie. Funny Man's is Dylan Alvarez, we call him Funny. Da Kurlzz is Matthew St. Claire, but we call him Kurlzz. And Danny's name is Daniel Murillo but obviously we call him Danny.

I also dated Ashley from Black Veil Brides. We broke up a few weeks ago, but we're still friends. And I'm friends with Andy, CC, Jake, and Jinxx, obviously.

You'd think my life was exciting and fun. But it's not. I have to go on tour with my dad and his band because my mom is their tour manager and I have to be dragged along with them. The band has been around for about ten years, I'm 18. Since I was eight I've been around the world too many times.

When I was little, I thought it was cool. But seeing the same places over and over, it get's kind of boring.

I also make YouTube videos and collabs every time I get a chance. I usually make collabs with tyler Oakly, Sawyer Hartman, and Joey Graceffa. I've been a few with Shane Dawson, too. He's really cool.

So this is just the story of my life and stepping out from behind my father and casting my own shadow instead of living in his.

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