Here is the second part of “The Escape” by Grace. If you would like to read the first part, click here.
“Livia, I mean, Mary 10230.43, there has been a slight change in plans. I see that you already have your dress on, but is it possible for you to not wear a dress? Due to…um…problems with government, you will be performing for my son, Landon, and he loves rock music. I think you know where I’m headed, so I will see you at the party.” (Click!)
“I wonder what’s wrong with the government? It’s not supposed to make mistakes,” I thought aloud.
Now I had to download how to play electric guitar into my brain, and that only takes ten minutes, so I’ll still have time to practice. I sat down at the music teacher and tapped on electric guitar, then the song he wanted, then the band it’s by. I stuck the stickers on my head and one on each finger. I selected “download” and waited for the information to start flowing.
“Welcome to the Lobster Basket, Brandon! What? Oh! I mean Landon! We have the best rock player in the world here tonight, so sit back, relax, and listen to the music!” The curtains rise, and I start to play. The song is loud and low, but I like it. It goes on for about three minutes before it’s over. The curtains drop and the crowd cheers.
As I walk out of the restaurant I feel a hand on my shoulder. I turn to see a man in a suit with shiny teeth and hair that looked like it was made of plastic.
“Good afternoon, Miss. I heard your guitar and I love it! Have you ever thought about being in a band? Well, if you are interested, here is my card.” He smiled at me and started to turn away. I never thought about being in a band, but it sounds fun.
“Wait! I would love to be in your band, sir. When can I get started?”
“I knew you would agree! Meet me at the recording studios tomorrow at lunch so we can get started.” He smiled so wide I thought that I would go blind. Maybe life isn’t so useless after all. Or so I thought….
(Will be continued next week.)