Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 12 Skeletons in the Closet
There was something about playing basketball that Gast craved: the feel of the rubber ball in his hands as he guided it across the court as easily as if it were part of him; the smell of sweat on his body when the game raged on; the feeling of combination of feeling hot and cool at the same time; the pounding of his heart and shortness of his breath when he had the ball in his hands and was about to throw it into the basket to score. Nothing in the world could come close to what he experienced as soon as he stood on that court, the only place he could show what he was made of.
The adrenaline was pumping through his body as Gast pivoted past an opposing team member. He felt an exhilarating sense of mastery and grace that his team mates didn’t seem to share. He didn’t like to attack and push and shove as they did. That was the downside. They were good players, but relied on aggression and force. He wished they could slow down and relish the wa
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 11Doubt
As soon as the Vocaloids left the side room they were swarmed by people.
"You know what the funny thing is?" Meiko said, having to raise her voice over the noise, "I'm actually getting used to this."
Most of those gathered around were there to gush—not that that was hard to take. But among the throng were musicians from some of the bands that had played earlier, and their congratulations were pretty heartening.
"My friend and I saw you the other day at the mall!" one of them said, and the person with them nodded. "We really liked your stuff!"
Miku beamed and thanked her. She had to stand back a little as her wig hair trailed down near their feet and if anyone happened to step on it, her Vocaloid identity would be blown. Nerissa had done wonders with their makeup, making their eyes seem bigger and brighter, and their skin silky smooth. To ruin it now would be horrible.
Kaito and Meiko stood in front of her, keeping the people at bay while thanking them as well.
"Yes, yes th
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 10Piece of Cake
Allen felt drained after his experience at school. He was glad to unlock his front door and was looking forward to escaping to his room, but that wasn't an option when Annabelle saw the state of him.
"Oh Allen!" she gasped from the kitchen, dropping her hand cloth. "What on earth happened to you?"
Dang. He'd been hoping that he could just sneak past Annabelle and get to his room undetected so he could do something about his scruffy look. No such luck.
She came over and looked him up and down. "Did you have a fall?"
Allen wasn't sure what to say.
"You don't get beaten up by falling," asserted Riley, who'd suddenly appeared in the room.
"Who did this to you?"
"No one! And I didn't get beaten up just…"
Annabelle and Riley looked at him expectantly.
"...tossed around a little bit," he finished.
"You poor thing," Annabelle said sympathetically. "I'll get the first-aid kit."
She hurried out of the room and up the stairs. Riley stared at him with raised eyebrows.
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 9 With Friends Like These...
"I can't believe you're doing this." Allen said, watching Kyle fiddle with his newly blue hair.
"I can't believe I'm doing this," he replied, smiling.
They were at the Vocaloid HQ (okay, Allen had caught on to the new name) and Allen and Riley were waiting while Kyle, Meckenzie and Michaela were turned into their Vocaloid selves. Ms White had organised a public performance for them outside the town mall. The idea was to attract an audience and then hand out fliers that Riley and Michaela had made to spread the Vocaloid word further.
Michaela sat down next to Allen, carrying her twintails so that they wouldn't hit him. She opened her plastic water bottle and took a sip.
"You nervous?" Allen asked when she had finished.
"Of course, I'm shaking all over!" Michaela laughed. "But I'm excited too."
"I feel nervous and I'm not even going to be performing," Allen said jokingly and smiled at her. It was easier to talk to Michaela now, and he was gettin
2. Complicated2. Complicated
"Why do you have to be so stubborn?!" Len yelled.
"Why do you have to be such an idiot?" Neru retaliated, glaring fiercely at Len. His expression of extreme annoyance mirrored hers. This meant that Neru's face was all scrunched up, while Len's face was a furious red. Right now the two were bordering on the line of all-out rage.
Len was the first to break the angry silence, "You're so―"
"Infuriating!" Neru interrupted.
"Enough!" Meiko shouted, stepping between the two of them, pushing their almost touching faces apart. "Why won't you two quit fighting?"
"She started it!" Len said, pointing to Neru. "She's the one who is always insulting me!"
"I wouldn't insult you if you'd stop being so damn annoying!" Neru growled, pointing right back at him.
"STOP!" Meiko cried, pushing both of them to separate corners of the room. She rubbed at her temples, where a migraine was forming as it always d
19. Tears19. Tears
Ann and her husband Al had gone out on a date for their anniversary and left their twelve-year old son in the care of their neighbour, See-U. She was just a kid herself, barely seventeen, but she had always adored their Oliver and the friendly Korean immediately agreed to look after him while they were away.
Ann looked at her son lying asleep in the hospital bed and bit her lip so hard it bled. Al wearily sat down beside her, his face white with shock. It was meant to have been a nice quiet night for Oliver. No one could've predicted what would happen.
When they had gotten the call from a hysterical See-U, they didn't know what to think. Al had hung up after she had told him what had happened and he only had to look at his wife for her to know that something had gone terribly wrong.
See-U was in the waiting room now, shivering. A nurse had put a blanket around her and was trying to calm her down, but See-U was too distraught to pay attention. It had been all her fault