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Picture to Burn

By Brianna A Watson

Drama / Romance

Picture to Burn


                                       Picture to Burn

A cute blond boy walks into Sonic Boom. His best friend, and songwriter, works there. He enjoys being there because he thinks he's "just friends" with her. But, she's dating Dallas, a cell phone accessory cart guy. Her name's Ally Dawson. His name is Austin Moon.

Austin walks up to the counter where a brunette is standing behind.

"Hey, Alls." He says.

There was a slight whimper from the girl. Austin has a worried look on his face as he hops behind the counter and turns Ally around. His expression changed from worried to anger, like he wants to murder someone. She had tears running down her face. Then, she bury's her head in his chest.

"What happened?!" Austin asks, hugging her close to him. He's hoping for the best case scenario, which he doesn't get…

"D-D-Dallas c-c-cheated on me!" Ally whimpers. She just cries some more. "I-I-I t-thought he was the o-o-one…" Her voice trails off as she screams and sobs.

A light bulb goes off above the blond's head as an idea came to him.

"How about we turn that broken heart into a song?!" He says, getting excited every minute. "How's that sound, Alls?" He looks down at her.

Ally looks up at him and nods.

"Let's go into our practice room…" She grabs his hand and her songbook. Then begins climbing onto the second floor into their practice room.

Austin sits at the piano and pats the seat next to him.

"Let's get started!" He smiles at her. Ally giggles & smiles faintly to him, as she sits next to him.


                                      A half-hour Later

Austin stands up and whoops.

"We did it!" He hollers. "A new song and a new video for the blog!" He hugs Ally. "You're the best songwriter I know." He, then, leans in and lightly kisses her lips.

Ally blushes bright red, and so does Austin. He looks away from her chocolate-brown eyes.

"I-I-I'll see ya at the concert…"

He leaves the practice room to inform Dez and Trish about the new song.


                                             At 7:00 PM

Trish is on the make-shift stage, holding a microphone. Millions of people are in the store, cramped, but worth the wait.
"Hello! Welcome to Austin's newest performance on his new song. Written by Ally Dawson!" She claps her hands. "Without further-ado! I present to you… AUSTIN MOON!"
She walks off stage to stand next Ally.

Dez is standing in front of the stage, holding his, usual, camera. Austin, then, walks on stage. He says into the mic, "Hello people!" They all cheered in response. "Ready to get this party started!" More cheers. "Okay!" He winks at Ally as the music started playing.

State the obvious
I didn't get my perfect fantasy
I realized you love yourself
More that you could ever love me

So go and tell your friends
That I'm obsessive and crazy

That's fine, I'll tell mine
You're gay and by the way

Austin smiles at the crowd. He continues the song.

I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying

So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I'm concerned
You're just another picture to burn

Ally giggles and quietly sings-along to the song. Smiling as she continues watching Austin on stage.

There's no time for tears

I'm just sitting here planning my revenge

There's nothing stopping me

From going out with all of your best friends

And if you come around
Saying sorry to me

My daddy's going to show you

How sorry you'll be

Austin picks up his favorite red guitar and begins strumming along.

'Cause I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying

And so watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I'm concerned
You're just another picture to burn

And if you're missing me
You better keep it to yourself

'Cause coming back around here

Would be bad for your health

'Cause I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying

So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
In case you haven't heard
I really, really hate that

Stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying

So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time

As far as I'm concerned

You're just another picture to burn

Austin finishes up the song, loudly & smiling.

Burn, burn, burn, baby burn
Just another picture to burn
Baby burn

Austin walks over to the drums, as he finally finishes the song. The crowd begins to go WILD! He walks off stage toward Ally. "Ally… I've been meaning to tell you…" His hands began clamming up.

Why am I nervous? I'm NEVER nervous! This is just ALLY DAWSON. Relax… He wipes his hands on his jeans.

Ally looks at him, confused and giggling. "What is it, Austin?"

Austin takes a deep breath and sweeps her into his arms. "I-I-I'm in l-love with you, Allison Dawson… Please be my girlfriend?" His voice cracks at the end. His face turning a deep shade of red.

Ally giggles as she wraps her arms around his neck. "I'm also in love with you, too, Austin Moon… I'll be honored to be your girlfriend." She smiles while blushing a bright red.

Austin smiles and lets his breath go. He didn't know when he'd been holding it in, but he doesn't worry about that. He leans in to kiss her, gently and softly.

Ally responds by doing the same thing.

Everything was right & perfect for Ally & Austin…


                                               The End


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