Heya! Decided to do another Soul Eater story, since ideas pop in my head XD. This is a Band AU where Kilik, Hiro, and Ox are a hard rock band looking for a lead singer that can also play guitar, preferably female. Their band is called 'Icon of Originality'. Hope y'all enjoy! :D

Don't own Soul Eater or any songs in this fic!

Maka sat outside the band's audition hall, her guitar beside her. She had been playing guitar and piano since she was 5, and had been singing before that. It was her dream to be in a Hard Rock band, and now her favorite local one was holding auditions. Apparently their original lead singer, Kim, had quit due to ending her romantic involvement with the band's drummer, Ox. She had been so nervous when she found out they were having these auditions, fearing she wasn't good enough, didn't have the skill or talent, etc…, but her friends told her differently and she ended up being the last name on the sign-up sheet.

"Thank you, Miss." The security guard said as she escorted the girl out of the audition room. She looked flustered and embarrassed, and Maka wondered what she had done to get that look on her face.

"Alright. Lastly, Miss Albarn." Maka stood and collected her guitar, strapping it over her back. "Well, you certainly look the part." The man, whose name tag read 'Sid' commented, a grin on his face. She guessed her plaid skirt, white button-up and leather jacket looked somewhat hard rock…must be the black combat boots, she decided.

Maka smiled at him slightly, a glint of amusement in her eyes as she stepped through the doors to see the stage. Fairly large for auditions, but not too large. The band was sitting at a table beside the stage, a pained look on all of their faces. As she got closer she could hear the end of their conversation.

"Terrible! Just terrible! She was out of tune the whole time!" Ox said, clearly the loudest of the three.

"I know, and pink? Why would you wear that to an audition for a hard rock band? It would be cool if her hair was pink, but still!" Hiro complained, looking like he was going to puke. Maka had to agree, pink was a hideous color.

"Hello, I'm Maka Albarn. Here for auditions." She waved her hand awkwardly, trying to get their attention.

Kilik stood, extending his hand for her to shake, which she did. "I'm Kilik. Guitarist and vocalist when I need be." She grinned, deciding she liked him already.

"I am Hiro, bass player." The blonde stood to shake her hand, but nothing more.

"And I am Ox, drum player." He didn't bother extending his hand to her, but rather to the stage. "Let's see what you got, Albarn. You will sing vocals to one song with pre-recorded music in the background, and if we like it, we will try and play collectively as a group. If you get past that, which no one has, you will play something else."

She nodded, 'simple enough.' Walking over to the binder of song choices, she looked through until she found a song she loved: 'Make a Move' by Icon for Hire. Walking to the sound guy, she showed him the song and walked up onto stage, setting her guitar down beside her as she reached the mic. Maka never said a word. Even though they heard her voice, it was just formality. She wanted her first big impression to be her vocals.

The music started up and she grabbed the mic, taking a deep breath and stepping back a bit, collecting herself. Then she began to sing:

Somebody make a move

Somebody make a move

Please Somebody

Test my reality

Check if there's a weak spot

Clingin' to insanity

In hopes the world will ease up

Try to make it look like it's all somehow getting better

'Cause I know how to play it pretty good against the measure

Everyone started out a little insane

But we learn pretty quick how to fake it for the game

But some of you never learned to drop the act

So under that skin of yours: a heart attack

Maka grinned, making sure she moved around and expressed the songs emotions, keeping eye contact with one of the band members the whole time. She wanted to show off as much as she wanted to entertain, and damn it all she was gonna do just that.

'Cause everybody's so scared

We don't wanna go there

We don't wanna make a move

We got all our lives to lose

Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out

I play along

Like I don't know what's going on

Somebody make a move

Somebody make a move

Please somebody make a move

We all know

We all know what's going on

And if I had the answers I'd have written them out

So I can tell you what to do and what this thing is about

But all I've ever learned comes second-hand

And I dare not preach what I don't understand

You and I; we share the same disease

Cover up; compromise what we grieve

I've let more than my share of revivals die

This isn't pretty but it's what I am tonight

During the song, she saw Kilik smiling at the other two, who were moving slightly along with the music, nodding their heads and tapping their fingers.

'Cause everybody's so scared

We don't wanna go there

We don't wanna make a move

We got all our lives to lose

Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out

I play along

Like I don't know what's going on

Somebody make a move

Somebody make a move

Please somebody make a move

We all know

We all know what's going on

Pointing my fingers the problems still linger

They keep getting bigger and I hold the trigger

Running with fire, I live like a liar

Please somebody make a move

Somebody make a move (I'm pointing my fingers)

Somebody make a move (The problems still linger)

Somebody make a move (I'm pointing my fingers)

Somebody

Somebody make a move

At some point, Maka had become so lost in the music she forgot it was an audition. She was back home, singing in her music class and loving every second of it in her mind. Her best friends Tsubaki, Liz and Patty were clapping for her and stomping their feet, getting glares from the teachers and other students.

'Cause everybody's so scared

We don't wanna go there

We don't wanna make a move

Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out

I play along

'Cause everybody's so scared

We don't wanna go there

We don't wanna make a move

We got all our lives to lose

Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out

I'll play along

Like I don't know what's going on

Somebody make a move

Somebody make a move

Please somebody make a move

We all know

We all know what's going on

Somebody make a move

Somebody make a move

Please somebody make a move

We all know

We all know what's going on

She ended the song, lowering the mic and she looked towards the three at the table, seeing huge grins on their faces. They all jumped onto stage, smiling like madmen. "Congrats, Albarn. You passed the first stage. Let's play." Kilik said, throwing an arm around her and squeezing slightly before getting his instrument. She followed suit, and together they played the song to its completion while she sang. Everyone was in sync, in tune, and extremely energetic. At some point the bands two managers Stein and Marie came in, observing their chemistry.

"Perfect. They look like a band that's been together for years." Marie commented to her husband, looking over at him.

"Indeed…" He muttered, not taking his eyes off of them.

As soon as the song was over, Maka felt a rush of energy and was extremely happy. "Great job." Hiro commented into his microphone, grinning at her. "Now, comes the tough part."

She watched as the stage crew removed all of the instruments and dragged a piano in. "We need a pianist at times, and luckily your resume said you played said-instrument." Ox said, his hands on his hips.

Kilik came up in front of her, taking charge like the band-leader he was. "Show us your soulful side, Miss Albarn."

Grinning, she walked over to the piano and sat, running her fingertips over the keys lovingly. Without waiting for their okay, she began to play a song that meant a lot to her, and her voice was soft yet loud as she sang: (Break In by Halestorm)

Put your lighter in the air and lead me back home

When it's all said and done I'll follow the echoes

I hear you night after night calling out my name

And I find myself running to meet you

I didn't want to escape

From the bricks that I laid down

Her voice got slightly louder, and she put more emotion into it and shut her eyes, concentrating on the notes and the emotions of the piece.

You are the only one

The only one that sees me

Trusts me and believes me

You are the only one

The only one that knows me

And in the dark you show me

Yeah it's perfectly reckless

Damn, you leave me defenseless

So break in

Break in

The song flowed beautifully, and everyone in the vicinity was awe-struck. Stein was smiling, he believed she was the perfect fit for the band, but that was up to the boys ultimately.

You let me fall apart without letting go

Then you pick up the pieces and you make me whole

I didn't want to escape

From the bricks that I laid down

You are the only one

The only one that sees me

Trusts me and believes me

You are the only one

The only one that knows me

And in the dark you show me

Yeah it's perfectly reckless

Damn you leave me defenseless

So break in

And take everything I have

Until there is nothing left

Until it's just your voice in my head

And when the lights come on

You see me as I am

You're still inside me

You are the only one

The only one that sees me

Trusts me and believes me

You are the only one

The only one that knows me

And in the dark you show me

Yeah it's perfectly reckless

Damn you leave me defenseless

So break in

Break in

Put your lighter in the air and lead me back home

The last line was almost a whisper that echoed throughout the whole place, and she stayed still for a while before opening her eyes, turning to look at the band. Their faces were soft with wonder and awe, kind of like a child's.

After several moments of no one speaking, she heard the two words that changed her life forever.

"You're in."

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~Rioter