{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
gingersunlights would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

In Pink

By gingersunlights

Drama / Fantasy

She's a Blonde

"Honestly, I'm fine, babes, I'm just tired from last night." Said Ginny Weasley, staring at herself in the green-room mirror.

"Alright, but I'm over here with a doubleshot espresso if you need me." Said Alice with a smile and a poke to Ginny's ribs. Alice played bass in the band, and sometimes, when Ginny was being honest with herself, she thought that she liked Alice best of all the people she'd met in the muggle world.

Ginny sometimes looked at herself for a while in the mirrors backstage before she went onstage, and tonight was the same as ever. She saw long, straight red hair, tired eyes, and more freckles than she could count. Pushing her hair back from her face, Ginny sighed and went to work.

OoOoO

"Hey, Hermione, are you sure this is the right place?" Said Harry, looking up skeptically at the marquee. It was just like the sort of place nobody would expect miss priss Hermione Granger to like, which, of course, was just how she liked it. Nobody would ever find her there.

"Yeah, Harry," she said with a smirk, "I'm sure."

Hermione had been to the Alligator before, but Harry never had, and she knew there wouldn't be time later. She knew what was coming, and she also knew that it wouldn't be safe. 'For now,' she would think, 'we'll keep this for now.'

OoOoO

Inside was a raucous mess, like always. That was sort of why Ginny liked the place. She and the band played other clubs around the city, but this was her favorite. It was low key, simple. Ginny liked them grunge and dirty; it made her feel at home.

"Hey, dollface."

That was what Alex had always called her, from the day they met in his friends' old garage. He'd said that she had looked like she wasn't real, like she was from somewhere else. Dollface.

Turning around to sling her arms around his neck, Ginny said "Hey, babes. I thought you were with Jet in the wings."

"Nah. You know how he gets before a show. Antsy ain't my shit, man."

Laughing, Ginny said "Yeah, he'll crawl out of his skin before he lets you in peace."

Pause.

"You look tired, babes."

Ginny looked away and dislodged an arm to run her hand haphazardly through her hair.

"Yeah, I guess I do. Not enough sleep, you know."

"Are you ever gonna tell us?"

Ginny paused a moment, thinking of what it would be like if she did. It would feel good. It would be like being free, like she didn't have to carry it anymore. If Alex knew, he would understand.

But, it wasn't like she'd never thought of it before, and she had- she thought about it often. And she knew she couldn't. The statute of secrecy was fucking her up.

"One day, when it's over." She said, looking at him straight on. And he knew he had to believe her.

"Right. Lets get on with the fuckin' show, yeah dollface?" He said, finding again his boyish charm.

Punching him in the arm, which was somewhat difficult given her position, Ginny said "Fuck yeah." With a grin, and leaned forward to kiss him quickly on the corner of his mouth before running off to find Alice.

OoOoO

"This place isn't very much like the last one you took me to." Said Harry over the din inside the club.

"Of course not." Said Hermione reasonably. "I couldn't very well just dump you in the deep end, could I?"

Then, the lights dimmed in the club, the volume rose, and a girl walked out on stage.

The lights then went up as far as any self-respecting club in London would ever allow, and the girl said, "Hey how's everybody doing tonight?"

The crowd got louder, yelling, and tossing cheers up and over the many, many heads.

"Hey!" Yelled the girl, louder than before, and said, "I said hows everybody fuckin' doing tonight?"

The crowd wend mad for her, and Harry and Hermione found themselves being jostled left and right, everyone getting closer to the stage to see the band, who had walked on stage during the applause.

Harry looked over at Hermione being jostled like hell through the crowd, and saw her grinning.

Then, the girl laughed, and Harry thought for a second that she looked sort of familiar, but dismissed it, thinking it would be ridiculous that he'd know anyone from muggle London.

Then, the girl said something and Harry made himself pay attention.

"Hey hey everybody we're Brighton Rock and we're about to fuck you up. Hit it, Jet."

The room exploded with sound and Harry heard her first words right out over the crowd-

"I'm gonna fight 'em off

A seven nation army couldn't hold me back

they're gonna rip it off

takin' their time right behind my back."

Hermione was completely enthused and taken with the girl's performance, and began to drag Harry closer to the stage to jump with the rest of the crowd, and soon enough, they were standing just a couple of people away from the stage.

Harry looked up again to watch the girl gyrating and pumping her foot to the beat when she looked up and over the crowd.

"What the fuck." Said Harry, recognizing her, and not quite believing his eyes.

Hermione hadn't heard, and kept dancing to the music, but stopped when she noticed that Harry had gone still.

"What is it Harry?" She got in close so he could hear her.

"It's Ginny." He said, into her ear.

Comprehension dawned slowly on Hermione, who had perhaps had one too many shots of tequila before the show, and she looked up to the stage again.

"Holy fuck!"

"Yeah, holy fuck!"

"And the message coming from my eyes says leave me alone."

And then, looking back up at the stage, Hermione just laughed, and laughed, and began to dance again. And so did Harry.

OoOoO

Ginny loved the stage. She loved it so much that she jittered every night before she walked out onstage, and she was still buzzing when she got to the microphone and asked the crowd how they were feeling.

She loved that part, truly, but what she lived for, well, it was for the rush of calm. The first note Alice played, and the wash of silence just before she sang the first note. It was her escape, and fuck knew she needed one.

OoOoO

"Alright ladies and gents, we're gonna end it in the eighties tonight with a song I think you're all gonna like.

The lights dimmed, and Ginny felt bright, alive, and shiny. She was free, free from everything that wanted to get her, and free from the horrors of reality. Right then, all she had to be was spectacular.

She looked up and across the crowd, opened her eyes, and sang.

"Color me your color baby,

color me your car."

The noise in the crowd rocketed upward, and Ginny looked sideways at Alex, who was pounding out power chords and smirking at her.

"Color me your color, darling,

I know who you are."

Alice walked up to play beside her for the next couple lines, and then they both leaned into Ginny's mic and sang.

"Call me! On the line,

Call me, any any time."

-She looked back out to the crowd, and then-

"Call me."

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

zoheusher20: What more can I say? The writing style and little details drew me into the book and for the entirety of the story I was Juliet. I felt her turmoil and emotions and every trouble or triumph as they arrived. This story was very different and had quite a few little but unexpected twists that made it...

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...

Laraine Smith: You are a true artist! You should do this for a living! I love the imagery here! It is magical! You are magical!

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

makaylakay: I love love this story! It's written incredibly and well thought-out plot! I love how it's a different twist in fantasy fiction, other then the usual vampire or werewolves. Love the romantics and drawn to the two characters so much already! This book will draw you in within the first chapter and ...

Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

More Recommendations

Ayesha Shaikh: I love the twists. 😆I like how the writer describes everyone's point of view and the character development. I'm gonna read all the books by this author (current and upcoming). She's one of my favorites now. The spelling mistakes are normal no big deal, the amazing plot makes up for it. Thank you ...

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

Grapes Are Juicy yes!!!: I give this novel FIVE STARS ! This novel is worth reading from the beginning to the end! The plot and conflicts in this story are very smartly integrated. The language facility is a little odd , but i guess this was done on purpose, given the novel's set era. Other than that, this should definit...

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

allisonflin: Without a doubt the most well written story that I have read on this site. Informative, discriptive, well punctuated. Then we have the story itself, which by the way I am waiting on the edge of my seat for part two of, the characters are more than likeable, you feel them and their emotions...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.