Chapeter 2: Clubing Tonight
I woke up to the sun spilling out from my window...that and my cell phone playing my new ring tone 'Gives you Hell' by All American Rejects. Yawning, I reached for my phone on my nightstand and answered.
"Hello?" I asked as I sat up.
"Piper, it Joan. I need you to come in today and finish recording the songs from yeseterday since you only left me the music and not your voice." Joan said on the other end. I reached to check the clock on my nightstand. 8:30.
"Yeah, okay. I'll be there in thirty."
"Alright. I'll see you then." Joan hung up and I put my cell phone back down. Standing up, I streched and headed for my closet.
I changed into a pair of dark jeans, a strapless white shirt, and dark jean jacket with black combat boots.
While I brushed my hair, my thoughts wondered back to yesterday night. I'd turned down Jason proposing, when just three days ago I woud've jumped at the chance to marry him.
"But three days ago I didn't know he was a cheater..." I whispered as I pulled my hair into a pony tail. After I put on some lip gloss I looked at myseld in the mirror.
A girl with chocolate brown hair and kaleidoscope eyes looked back at me. Full lips, that would reveil perfect teeth when I smiled. I was pretty, and most people knew me because of my voice as a singer, not my looks.
Compare me to Reyna, who's beautiful. The only thing that keeps her from being like me is that she can't sing.
I glanced at the clock. I had thirteen minutes to get to the record company and it was a ten minute drive from here to there.
I left my room, grabbing my keys, cell phone, and bag, and walked out the front door, locking the door behind me. I hopped in my BMW convertable and pulled out of the driveway, heading for the studio.
My phone rang on the passenger seat as I came to a red light. Gabbing it and pressing the answer button, bringing it to my ear. Only then did I remember what song had been playing. It had been my ringtone for Jason, my song 'Girlfriend'.
"What?" I snapped into the phone as the light turned green.
"Piper, please, just hear me out." Jason said on the other end. "I'm sorry. Reyna had come over when you were on tour and wouldn't get out when I asked her to. She-"
"She what? Did she hold a gun to your head and say, 'Jason, you better cheat on Piper with me instead of just dumping her like a normal person would'?"
"Exactly. You chose to cheat on me with your ex. You let Reyna seduce you into it."
"Piper, you know I love you. I don't love Reyna."
"Well you didn't seem to love me when you cheated on me! I went around the world, Jason! Do you know how many good looking guys I met? Do you know how many asked me out? A lot! And you know what I did?" I paused for a second, blinking away angry tears. "I told them no. Sure, some were jerks, but a good number of them were sweet and nice."
"So you were swooning over others guy on tour?" Jason sounded angry.
"No, I wasn't. I told them no and ignored them if they continued their tries in getting me. I was true Jason. I never cheat, and I never gave up on being with you. Remember that one night you went home with a Blonde when we were out celebrating Thalia's birthday?"
"Blonde? I never went home with a blonde." Jason sounded nervous.
"You did, and I didn't leave you when I should've. I didn't listen when the my friends told me, but I regret it now. In case you didn't get the message yesterday, we are over. We will never be together again because I am dumping you. Okay Jason?"
"But Piper-I-We were-You said-"
"Listen to yourself you're a hot mess. St-st-stutter through your words breaking a sweat. What's it gonna take to confess what we both know? Remember that song Jason. It's a song for you." I hung up before he could say anything else as I parked in front of the record company, Never Ending Music Records.
"Hey Piper. You can go on to Studio A, Joan is waiting there for you." Brittany, the front desk secretary, said as she waved me through when I showed her my artist pass.
I walked over to the elevator and pressed the button for the second floor. Soon, the doors opened after a ding and I walked out, moving down the hall until I reached Studio A.
Opening the door I found Joan with Micheal, the man behind the recording and music magic.
"Alright, drop your stuff and get in that recording booth." Micheal said as he turning around in his chair and started pressing away at buttons on the recoding board.
I left my things on the couch and moved inside the booth. I pulled on the headset, leaving one ear uncovered and stood in front of the mic. There was a water bottle in here with me incase I got thirsty.
"Okay, just tell me when your ready. We're going to do Better Than Revenge first." Micheal said, his voice sounding from the speakers in here. Taking a deep breath, I nodded.
"I'm ready." I said and watched Micheal press the button that cut off my comunication with people outside the booth and theirs with me.
The music started to play and I took each of my cues.
"Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did." I said waited for the next on. "Ha!" And the last one before singing, "Time for a little revenge."
"The story starts when it was hot and it was summer and...I had it all, I had him right where I wanted him. She came along, got him alone and let's hear the applause. She took him faster than you could say "sabotage". I never saw it coming, wouldn't have suspected it. I underestimated just who I was dealing with. She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum. She underestimated just who she was stealing from.
"She's not a saint. And she's not what you think. She's an actress, whoa. She's better known. For the things that she does on the mattress, whoa. Soon she's gonna find. Stealing other people's toys on the playground won't make you many friends. She should keep in mind. She should keep in mind. There is nothing I do better than revenge."
While sang the song, I put my feelings towards Reyna in it.
"That was great!" Joan said when I finished the song and Micheal put the comunication back on. "Now to do Kiss N Tell and that'll be it." I gave Joan 'the song look' to let her know I had a new song. "And then you can tell us about your new song." I smiled.
"3...2...1." Micheal said and the second song started.
"Listen to yourself you're a hot mess. St-st-stutter through your words breaking a sweat. What's it gonna take to confess what we both know? Yeah, I was outta town last weekend, you were feeling like a pimp round your lame friends. Now your little party's gonna end. So here we go. Woohha-a-ohooh You got a secret. Woohha-a-ohooh You couldn't keep it. Woohha-a-ohooh Somebody leaked it, and now some shits about to go down.
"Never thought that you would be the one acting like a slut when I was gone. Maybe you shouldn't ohh ohh Kiss 'n' tell. You really should've kept it in your pants. Hearing dirty stories from your friends. Maybe you shouldn't ohh ohh Kiss 'n' tell. Your looking like a tool not a bawler. Your acting like a chick, why bother? I can find someone way hotter. With a bigger wow... well. 'Cause on top of all the ways that you messed up, you weren't smart enough to keep your stupid mouth shut. I'm so sick of it I've had enough. I hope you cry."
I continued the song, thinking about I'd really be able to find someone else. Before I knew it, I was done singing and Micheal was speaking.
"That was a good song. I bet a lot of girls who's boyfriends have cheated on them will just love this song." Micheal said and I nodded, taking a sip of water from my water bottle. Water bottle in hand, I walked out of the booth, only to hear my voice accompanied with music everywhere.
"I sound pretty good." I said as I crashed on the couch next to my bag.
"So, what's this new song you have?" Joan asked as she took a seat on the couch across from me. I've always loved how there was a lounging area in each recording studio.
"Well, it's another heart break song. I'm calling it, 'My Happy Ending'."
"It's called 'My Happy Ending' and your making it a break up song?"
"Well, yeah. Here, I'll sing you some of it." I sat up and cleared my throat, thinking of the lyrics.
"Lets talk this over,
It's not like we're dead,
Was it something I did,
Was it something you said?
Don't leave me hanging,
In a city so dead,
Held up so high,
On such a breakable thread.
You were all the things I thought I knew
And I thought we could be
You were everything, everything that I wanted
We were meant to be, supposed to be but we lost it
All of the memories, so close to me, just fade away
All this time you were pretending,
So much for my happy ending."
"It sounds good, but people might think you're ruined since your only singing heartbreak songs now." I wavered her off.
"I'll have a non-heartbreak song by the end of the week, don't worry. But it might be a love song."
"As long as it's not heartbreak. Now, come on. It's your decision whether the recording is good or if you want to retry it." Joan and I stood up and walked over to Micheal, who was messing with buttons and things.
My phone rang as I got into my car.
"This is Piper." I answered and pulled out of my parking spot.
"Piper, it's Thalia." Jason's sister.
"Oh. Hi Thalia. What did you want?"
"I didn't get to talk to you about what Jason did. I'm sorry and I'm driving over to his house right now to ask him what the hell is wrong with him."
"Wait, you're in town? I thought you were out traveling."
"I'm taking a break for a while to kick my brother's ass." I smiled.
"Well, be sure to give him a kick in the jewels."
"Trust me, he'll be luck if he's even able to have kids when I'm finished. I-" Thalia didn't seem to be talking to me when she yelled her next words. "Hey, Jason! Don't you run away from me!" I heard a car door being slammed. "You are going to tell me what the fuck is wrong with you right now or I'll make sue you can't have kids!" Thalia spoke to me again.
"I'm about to kick his ass, so I'll see you later. Bye Piper."
"Bye Thalia." I hung up.
"Where am I going to go...?" I whispered. Then I got an idea. "To the Cafe!" I took a left on the next street and into a small parking lot. I got out, bag with cell phone in hand, and walked into the Cafe.
It was almost empty except for a couple sitting at a back table.
I loved how here you can either order at the counter or a waitress/waiter would come take orders. I chose to order at the counter.
"A cappoccino, Eric." I told the guy behind the counter. Since I came pretty often, I knew some of the staff.
I reached into my bag, pulling out a five dollar bill, already having the prices of this place memorized.
"Here you go Piper." Eric said as he handed me the white cup covered with foam at the top.
"Keep the change, as always." I said as I handed him the money before turning and walking over to a booth.
Taking a sip of my cappaccino, I looked out the window. With a start, I realized I was sitting exactly where I'd been when I found out Jason had cheated.
"Hey, Piper, are you okay?" I looked across from me to see my best friend-who I know because she works here at the Cafe-sit across from me.
"What makes you say that Jade-oh." I blinked, realising tears were slowly streaming down my face. "Excuse me. I'm going to go clean up."
After cleaning my face up in the restroom, I sat back down across from Jade.
"Still not over Jason as much as you want to be?" I slowly nodded. "Well, Piper, love is never an easy thing. But just...just you wait. Before you know it, a new man will walk into your life and take Jason's spot. Who knows, he might just be the one." Jade winked at me and I sighed.
"I don't even think he exist. I thought Jason was the so called one." I sighed. "I kissed a frog and he turned into a Prince, but later he turned into a rotten old rat."
"Sounds about right." Jade laughed and I smiled, but I could feel how weak that smile was. Jade didn't let my weak smile slip. "Piper...You know what? I'm going to find someone for you."
"What?" I cried. "No no no no! You're not doing this to me Jade! No way in-"
"Yes I am. I'm going to find you a nice guy. Besides, who better to do this that your best friend?"
"I guess you're right. But seriously, are you going to set me up on a blind date or something?" I was seriously scared of what Jade might to.
"Nope. I'm have the perfect person in mind, but I'm only going to help you guys meet, but that, and eerything else I do, will be done behind the scenes. You won't even know if it was destiny that set you up, or me." Jade gave me her famous just-you-wait smirk.
I sighed. There were so many ways this could back fire...But I'd just have to trust Jade with this. Who knows? Maybe I'll actually meet the right guy.
"Alright. But remember, I'm not just some pretty face. I'll hurt you if this blows up in my face." Jade just smirked.
"Don't worry your pretty little head, Beauty Queen." I shot Jade a glare.
"Leo starts calling me beauty queen when we were younger, and now it's like you guys' second name for me." Jade rolled her eyes.
"Leo huh? Speaking of Leo, we haven't seen him in a while..." Jade trailed off.
"Last time I called him her was in Texas. Remember he became an private engineer?"
"Oh yeah. But Jason, Leo, and you were all such great friends...I wonder how he'll take the Jason cheating on you thing." I shrugged.
"As long as we stay friends, I'm fine with what he does." I said and finished my cappaccino.
"You know what? You need to have fun." Jade grinned. "Tonight we're going clubbing. There's a new club and I met the owner. She's awesome and now we're on the list so we won't have to wait in line."
"Jade, no. I don't want to-"
"To bad. We're leaving at nine for the club. How do you want to get there?" I sighed, knowing I'd never get Jade to let me out of this.
"Limo. I'll call Jaramy. We'll pick you up at nine." I stood up, going over to the counter and ordering a hot chocolate to go.
"Nine, great. Now, I need to start my shift." Jade said as she moved behind the counter. "Bye."
"Bye. I'll see you tonight." I left the Cafe, cup in hand.
I only wish I'd known what would happen tonight.