Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 5 Trip to the Past
Allen didn't know where to look. He didn't even know where to start. His sister, his step-mother and a girl that may or may not have been entering his midnight dreams were all standing in the same room.
"What is she doing here?" Riley asked in a cold voice. Her eyes were on Annabelle.
"Hello, dear," Annabelle greeted, looking a little nervous, "How have you been?"
Riley's eyes flickered, her face tight. She turned sideways to look at the blonde girl at the counter who was still texting. Who looked up at Riley.
"What did I do?"
"You didn't say that this woman," Riley pointed at Annabelle, "was going to be here."
Counter-girl rolled her eyes, " 's not my problem. Get over yourself."
"Umm," Allen interrupted, "could someone please explain to me just what exactly is going on here?"
Everyone stared at him as if they'd forgotten he was even there. Counter girl shot a look at Riley as if saying to cool it. Riley folded her arms and sighed, obviou
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 4 Singing in the Leaves
"You're sure that you want this squirt?"
"Yes, I'm sure. He can complete the set. We have a line-up."
"But you don't even know if the boy can sing."
"He can. He has the heart."
"Heart has nothing to do with it, Clare."
"But his sister―"
"I know, she told me too. But that doesn't mean that this this KID will make a difference. You don't know what could happen."
"You're right, Nerissa, I don't. But I can still hope these 'kids' WILL make a difference; just like the Engloids did."
Ms White was studying the worn photo. There was a distant smile on her face as she gazed upon Leon and Lola standing in front of their mural. She had seen this picture a thousand times but , in her head, it stayed as fresh as the day it was taken.
"Just you wait," said Ms White softly to herself, "These kids are going to make things change for the better."
"Nnngh?" Allen blearily opened one eye and saw Ms White standing in front of
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 3Making a Splash
So, he found out what the wall was and a lot of other information that he hadn't planned on knowing. Allen wasn't sure where to go from there.
Maybe that's why he was back at the wall, staring at the grey shadow that covered the most beautiful thing Allen had seen in his life. Not just because of the colours and art, but the story and the people behind it. He couldn't get Leon and Lola Lloyd (or their stage names, 'Engloids') out of his head.
And then, of course, there was Ms White saying that he shared the same 'stuff' as two of the most important people in the town had . Just thinking about it gave him goose-bumps. Allen wasn't sure if he liked it or not. He hadn't done anything meaningful or special in his life. He didn't win things in school assemblies and he couldn't remember the last time someone had congratulated him for something he had done. He wasn't good at much and as a student his grades were average.
It's not like anything was wrong
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 2 The Beginning
In Ms White's class the next day, Allen ignored what she had to say, as usual, making half-hearted scribbles on his sketch-pad so that he looked like he was attempting to work. His mind was elsewhere, wondering about what he saw yesterday and why it was so different from the rest of the school. It was just a school with squeaky floors and stuffy classrooms. What else did it have to offer?
Could he ask Ms White about the wall?
Asking a teacher about something that wasn't: "Can I have a pencil?" or "When's lunch?" was weird to think about. And it wasn't like he had many discussions with his dopey art teacher, let alone about mysterious walls. Would she know anything anyway? That wall paint looked dated and Ms White hadn't been at the school that long, had she? Allen tried to remember when exactly she'd arrived, but his brain didn't usually pick up the low-down on his teachers. Most of the time, he couldn't care less about them and the feeling seemed to b
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 1 Double Trouble
"I'm home!" Allen called out at his front entrance, shutting the big door behind him. He threw his rucksack near the coat rail and listened for any response. The house stayed quiet, as he expected. Fiddling with his keys for a moment, he went up the long wooden staircase and along the hallway to his sister's open bedroom door. Peering through it, he saw the girl herself, lying back on her bed, staring intensely at her laptop computer.
"Hey," Allen said, half-expecting her not to answer.
"Hey," his sister replied dryly. She kept her eyes on the screen and did not look up at him.
"So, uh what're you doing there?"
She blinked, "Work."
"What kind of work ?"
The girl looked up and gave him a patronising stare, eyebrows raised.
Allen grimaced, uncomfortable under her irritated gaze. He was getting desperate. It had been ages since the two had spoken to each other properly. Despite being twins, he rarely saw his sister in or out of school. He felt like an o