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Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Nine
Buck sat in her hotel room, watching television. She had a long day recording and her nerves were completely shot after meeting the newest member of their band. Buck had been hopeful. She had trusted Spike and Jemma to make a good choice, but hiring Ziggy seemed like a mistake. The other woman was cocky and disrespectful. It seemed like all that Ziggy wanted to do was step on Buck’s feet, and Buck hated that the other band members thought so well of the other woman.
Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Eight
Ziggy walked into the glamorous studio, eyeing the gorgeous designer furniture and coffee station. The whole room was highlighted with window walls that looked out into a city filled with sunshine and palm trees, and the woman behind the reception desk were dressed nothing less than professionally.
Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Seven
Buck sat in her parent’s guest room, writing up a storm. She had been able to clear her mind over the last week, and she finally was feeling more like herself. Being around her family had brought her a sense of comfort, and even though her sister and mom annoyed her by bringing up the stories about Olive in the tabloids, she enjoyed the time that she got to spend with them. Buck also liked having Jim and Stacey so close. She hadn’t got to see them as much as she would have wanted since she was constantly on tour, and she had missed their conversations, forgetting how easy it was to talk to them. Buck knew that she was going to have to leave soon, so she had been trying to spend as much time with her friends and family as she could.
Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Six
Ziggy stood in the sound booth, looking at the members of Jems and Jamz through the thick glass. She hadn’t expected to get called up for an audition, and even after sending her audition CD, she hadn’t expected the band to want her to do a live audition. Ziggy had contacted other bands in the past, only to find out that they had found someone else before she could even send a sample in, and she had ended up feeling disappointed. But now there was a band that thought that she was good enough to play, and she wanted to show them that they were right. Ziggy took a deep breath and began to strum her guitar to “In Your Eyes”, one of the group’s more popular songs. She could feel her nerves dissipate as she continued to play, and without noticing it, she was singing into the microphone while she played.
Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Five
Buck got off the plane and walked into the terminal, feeling a sense of comfort as Jim led them to the airport doors. In a matter of minutes, she would be back in the neighborhood that she grew up in, hugging her parents and reminiscing about all the memories she had before she made it big. It was nice to feel like she was part of something, to feel like she belonged. She hadn’t felt this excited for a while now, and she was ready to embrace the love of those that had helped her get to where she was today.
Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Four
Buck woke up, slobber matted across her hair and face. She looked at the walls of her empty bedroom and noticed how vacant the room felt without Olive’s presence. She had bought the house, so they had their own place to go back to between the tours and concerts. Eventually, she had figured that they would settle down and have a family of their own. She had spent many nights daydreaming of their happy life and the beautiful things that their future would bring, but now, everything had changed. Olive was gone, and Buck felt like her future plans had left with her.
Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Three
“You spend half of your life thinking you’re Superman and the other half realizing that you’re not invincible,” Ziggy Johnson said to herself as she looked at the crumpled flyer in her hand. Jems and Jamz were holding auditions for a lead guitarist, and she had told herself this year she would start fulfilling her dreams. Her friends had always had a ton of plans for themselves, like falling in love, getting married, and having children, but she was ready for any of that anymore.
Don't Tell Me Twice: Chapter Two
“Sorry about Olive, Buck,” Jemma said, cradling her cup of coffee in her hand. Buck just shook her head. The plan had been to travel to the next city on the tour, but after Olive had left them hanging high and dry, Buck had to call the band’s agent, Ralph. Ralph tried to call Olive to convince her to finish the tour, but she refused. Therefore, he had to talk to the promoter who had to talk to the venue owner, and their show was postponed. Olive’s actions had not only broken Buck’s heart, but they impacted the entire band’s schedule.