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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
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 8 A New Look
"Is he dead?"
"If so, can I poke him?"
Blearily, Allen opened his eyes and found a circle of faces above him, each belonging to a different member of the new loid family.
"You okay, buddy?" Allen heard Kyle say.
"W-what happened?" he asked groggily. A thumping pain at the back of his head made it hard to think clearly but Allen tried his best to hear the other loids talk.
"Basically you passed out," Riley answered him bluntly, "It was actually rather funny," she added sadistically.
Allen barely heard her as he tried to raise his head a little, the intense hurt in his skull only making it worse. Michaela, who had some sympathy for him, gently eased him back down.
Seeing his confused expression, Michaela explained, "Well, you sang your bit and then as soon as the music stopped you just sort of…fainted. You hit your head pretty badly on the stage."
"I…sang?" Now that his head was clearing a little, Allen remembered what had happened. He HAD sung, whether or no
24. Rebirth24. Rebirth
I never wanted to die. I never wanted to lose my friends and family just because I wasn't good enough. I loved all of them so much.
They don't love you back.
I loved Leon and Lola and Miriam; my ancestors, the ones who started it all. They are all gone now though. Master said they were 'retired' but I know better. They are gone and they always will be. Retired was just a soft word for being erased because no one wanted them anymore.
And now you're going to join them. Nobody wants you either.
That's not true, my family wanted me. I was the mother figure for all of them; I kept them all in line. And whenever I got too drunk on sake they would always forgive me. They had to love me to do that, didn't they?
How could they love someone like you? You're too selfish to love anyone but yourself.
I loved them. I loved every single one of them.
I loved Rin for her outgoing personality and the fact that she doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. The way she
No Fear!Hand in hand they were running towards the abandoned warehouse, fog coating their legs.
The girl screamed, terrified of the monstrous creatures that were on their tails. Her partner urged her to keep running and pulled her into the building. The teenage boy let go of his companion's hand for a moment as he pushed hard at the stiff door, the only barrier between them and the oncoming herd of blood-thirsty monsters. He freed it at last from its rusty edges and slammed it in the zombies' faces. They were momentarily safe from the corpses' wrath, but through the door came the unnerving sound of rotten hands banging on thin metal.
The protagonist wiped some sweat from his forehead, sweeping a few stray blonde curls from his face. He looked over to his girlfriend who was trembling and softly crying into her hands.
"Oh Jayden, I'm so frightened!" she cried, rushing forward to bury her face in her beloved's chest.
He cradled her with his toned muscular arms, bringing her close. "It's alright,
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 7 Off Key
"Don't mean to be rude, but why the emphasis on 'the'?" Meckenzie asked bluntly. The other loids-in-training sighed in relief because she had said what they all were too afraid to ask.
Miriam didn't even blink, but Ms White looked a little flustered.
"Well, as most of you know, Miriam was the one who set up the loid resurrection project, but she was also the third Engloid to be released. She was Leon and Lola's protégé," she enlightened the confused teenagers.
"Oh " Meckenzie crossed her arms. "I get the formality now."
Whoa Allen hadn't known Leon and Lola had a third Engloid. He'd figured he'd be used to
surprises by now but he wasn't.
"So you're a big deal?" Riley queried.
"I was," Miriam said darkly.
The teenagers were smart enough not to ask Miriam for any further explanations. Allen still had the uneasy feeling that he knew Miriam from somewhere. He had seen her face before. But where?
.then he added
Vocaloid Fic: Diamonds in the Rough Chapter 6 Wins and Failures
It was pouring down rain outside and every loid―excluding Annabelle, who dropped Allen and Riley off and went to join the mysterious Miriam―was hanging out in the basement costume shop. Even though they were underground, everyone could still hear the hard pattering on the entrance glass door upstairs. Ms White was handing out mugs of hot chocolate to the shivering teenagers. Allen took his cup in his frozen fingers and relished the soft, embracing warmth. It had to be the coldest autumn ever.
"Why don't we play a game?" Teto suggested.
"What game?" Allen asked.
"A game where each person takes a turn in picking a partner to exchange facts with before moving onto the next person. It'll be fun!" promised Teto.
"You mean to match the 'fun' weather outside?" Nerissa said plainly, sipping on her chocolate with one hand and holding her precious phone in the other.
"That's a great idea! To be a loid group, we all need to get to know each
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