Ok, I officially can't wait anymore. Here is Chapter 2. Hope you like it!
Just a Dream?
The next morning, Jackie woke up to the sound of loud music coming from downstairs. The teenaged girl sat up in her bed and rubbed the sleep out of her eyes. She didn't have any strange dreams last night. In fact, it felt like the whole night had dragged on and on with nothing but darkness. Jackie got up and leaned her ear against her bedroom door. Sure enough, she could hear music coming from downstairs.
Did I leave the TV on last night? she thought.
Jackie walked down the stairs and to the living room to switch off the TV. But to her surprise, it was already off. Jackie could still hear the music coming from somewhere so she listened carefully to find out where. As she walked down the halls the music got louder. Finally, Jackie came across the door to the garage which was the source of the loud music. Slowly and carefully, she opened the door and the music blasted onto her face. When her eyes adjusted to the light, she was shocked by what she saw. Standing in her garage were four figures rocking out on their instruments. But what was most surprising was that the figures looked exactly like the ones on Jackie's posters! The four of them immediately stopped playing when they saw Jackie at the door. One of them waved.
"How's it going?" the figure up front asked.
Suddenly, Jackie's vision got blurry and she started to feel dizzy. The next thing she knew, she fell to the floor and everything was dark.
A few minutes later, Jackie started to become conscious again. She could make out four heads standing over her.
"Is she okay?" a female voice asked.
"I'm not sure…" said the leader.
"Maybe she's taking a nap!" a deep, cheerful voice chimed in.
"She's pretty when she's asleep." added someone with a high-pitched and somewhat nerdy voice.
Jackie sat up and rubbed her aching head.
"Ugh, Mom? Dad?" she mumbled. "Man, I had the weirdest dream…see, I was…"
Just then, she looked up and saw the figures from before. The tall, fat one waved.
Jackie shrieked and backed into the wall of the garage looking terrified.
"Whoa!" the one with blue hair started. "Chill out! We didn't mean to scare you!"
Jackie grabbed a hold of her heart.
"Oh my gosh…" she gasped. "Grojband…in my garage…this cannot be happening…"
The girl with red hair gave a small smile.
"Well, we're standing here in your garage right now. So, it's definitely happening."
"No…" Jackie stammered. "No, no, no, no! This cannot be real!"
She then gasped with realization.
"That's it! This isn't real! I must still be asleep and this is all a dream!" she stood up laughing. "Yeah, that's it! This is all just a crazy dream! Okay, well this has been fun but I'm going to wake myself up now! Bye!"
The girl pinched herself on her side and cried out in pain. But nothing happened. She was still in the same place.
She repeatedly slapped herself in the face. The members of the cartoon band exchanged worried looks. Jackie then started to bang her head on the wall.
After hitting her already aching head against the wall five times, the girl turned back around. The cartoon band was still standing in front of her.
"…This isn't a dream is it?" she asked.
"Nope!" the kid with blue hair said.
"In that case…" Jackie said catching her breath. "Do you mind if I say something?"
"Go ahead." the girl with red hair told her.
Jackie inhaled deeply and took a long pause. After a few seconds passed, she let out an excited scream.
"O…M…G!" she cried. "Grojband is in my garage! Grojband is in my garage! Grojband…is in my garage! Grojband is in…my garage! Grojbandisinmygarage!"
"Whoa, whoa, whoa!" the blue-haired boy exclaimed. "Time out! You know us?"
Jackie walked up to him full of excitement.
"Absolutely! I'm Jackie Matthews! And I am your biggest fan! This is just so amazing! I can't believe I'm talking to Corey Riffin!"
The boy known as Corey smiled.
"Oh, so you have heard of me?"
"Of course I have! You are the most awesome lead singer ever after all!"
Corey chuckled. "Yep! That's me all right! Awesome as they come! I'm the best!"
The only girl rolled her eyes.
"The best at blowing his own horn." she muttered to herself.
Jackie walked toward the short red-head.
"Wow! The real Laney Penn!" she cried. "It's such an honor to meet the only girl in the band!"
Laney smiled impressed.
"You actually know I'm a girl?" she asked.
"Uh, yeah!" Jackie claimed. "I don't know why people think that you're not a girl!"
"Wait, Laney is a girl?" the tall fat kid with black hair asked. "I totally never knew that!"
"Well it's true! And you're Kon Kujira! The master of drumming and rhythm! Even without your drumsticks!"
"Oh yeah!" Kon exclaimed getting behind his drums. "Kon-go Bongos!"
The drummer started to play an amazing drum solo using only his hands. On the last beat, he accidentally slammed his fist inside one of the drums breaking it.
"Whoopsie…" he chuckled nervously.
Jackie giggled. She remembered that Kon's shenanigans always made her laugh. Then she looked toward the boy with glasses.
"And how could I forget Grojband's keyboardist, Kin Kujira? You're so adorable!"
Kin looked up at the brown-haired girl and blushed.
"Yeah! My sister always said that you were a four-eyed nerd, but I think you're really cool!"
"Totally!" Jackie nodded. "You're the coolest scientist and the coolest keyboardist ever!"
The nerdy kid was really turning red now.
"You really think so?" he asked shyly.
"Wow…" Kin's eyes went wide as he looked up at Jackie smiling at him. His heart was beating fast and he had a huge smile on his face. He felt as if he had been struck by Cupid's arrow. When Jackie walked away, Kin placed the back of his right hand on his forehead as he started to lose his balance. He swooned falling on top of Laney.
"She's so…awesome…" he sighed. Laney glared at him.
Jackie walked back over to Corey.
"But I don't understand. Why are you guys here anyway?"
"Who knows? We heard something about a wish when we were summoned here."
"Wish?" Jackie suddenly remembered. "Of course! My birthday wish! Last night I wished that I could meet you guys and now it's really happening! It's always been my dream to see you guys rock out in front of me!"
Corey jumped onto an old couch that had been in Jackie's garage for a while.
"Duh! It's everyone's dream to get a chance to see us perform!" the blue-haired singer strummed on his guitar. "And just you wait Jackie! Tonight, you're gonna get the concert of a lifetime! Grojband is going to rock your entire town!"
Laney got out from under a love-struck Kin to face the band leader.
"Uh, Core? How exactly are we going to rock the entire town? We don't even have lyrics!"
"No problem!" Corey smiled. "We'll just get the lyrics from Trina!"
"Yeah…how exactly do we do that when Trina's not even here?"
Corey stood blank for a few seconds as he came upon a realization.
"Wait…Trina didn't come with us when we came here?"
"Nope!" Kon answered.
"Uh-uh!" Laney shook her head.
"She's perfect…" Kin said with hearts in his eyes.
Laney slapped Kin in the face.
"Ow! I mean…uh…no…"
"No Trina means no lyrics! And no lyrics means…Grojband can't go on!"
The teen got on his knees.
Corey suddenly stopped screaming when a light bulb appeared over his head.
"Wait a second! It's not the end of the world!" he stood up. "We'll just find someone else to write the lyrics for us!"
"And what are the chances of us finding a teenager with a diary and rage issues?" Laney asked.
"Hey shrimp!" a mean voice boomed from another room.
Just then, Tracy burst through the door carrying her diary in her left hand.
"Out of the garage!" she shouted. "Macy's coming over today! We're having a session on how much hunky Rick Salary and I are meant to be together and I don't need you ruining everything with your existence!"
The four cartoons rushed to Jackie's defense.
"Hey Jacks! Who's this ugly old witch?" Corey asked.
Tracy had a look of surprise on her face.
"Just my sister." Jackie responded going toward Tracy.
"How about that Tracy? They're real! And they're going to rock the entire town tonight to prove how cool they really are! That means everyone, even you will think they're the awesomest band ever!"
Tracy stared at the band who gave her their toughest expressions. After a few seconds of silence passed, Tracy burst into laughing.
"Are you kidding me?" she chortled. "You really expect me to think that they're cool?!"
She walked toward the band laughing some more.
"Ooh, I'm so impressed!" she took Corey's microphone. "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to present the lamest band on earth!"
The mean girl pulled down Corey's beanie purposely covering his eyes.
"Starring beanie boy…"
She smeared the makeup on Laney.
She snatched Kin's glasses and shoved him.
She poked Kon in the stomach.
"And the big ball of lard!"
The teenager laughed hysterically.
"Seriously? You think just because they're real and junk, I'll actually start to respect them? Puh-lease! I hardly have any respect for you!"
Tracy grabbed her little sister by her shirt collar.
"Now you and your little circus freaks had better be gone by the time I come back, or I'll show you how a band really gets broken up!"
Tracy dropped Jackie on the ground and tossed Kin's glasses behind her back. She reached into her pocket and pulled out her phone dialing her best friend.
"Macy! Where are you? I don't care if you're not allowed to run red lights! I want you over here NOW!"
Jackie caught Kin's glasses before they hit the ground. Quickly, she helped the keyboardist to stand and gave him his glasses back.
"Really sorry about Tracy. I don't know how anyone can live with her."
Kin put his glasses back on and smiled when he could see Jackie's pretty face again.
"Oh, it's fine." Kin blushed. "I just don't see how you and her are related. I mean…you're so kind, and sweet, and beautiful, and she's well…"
"Awful! Nasty! Devilish! An overall stuck-up, bossy, rotten, no-good, vomit-inducing, makeup-smearing DEMON WOMAN!" Laney screamed. "In short, I think your sister is mean."
"That may be true Lanes." Corey said pulling up his beanie. "But she may be the answer to our problem!"
"Huh?" the rest of the band said simultaneously.
"Don't you get it? Tracy is obviously the Trina equivalent of this world!"
"That's right!" Jackie snapped her fingers. "Trina your older sister is just like Tracy! They're both mean and selfish!"
"Not only that, but Tracy has a diary!" Corey exclaimed. "I bet there's all sorts of good song lyrics in that thing! All we have to do is make her write in it, steal the diary from her, and rock out with awesome new words!"
"Wow!" Jackie went. "You really are the real Corey Riffin! Your ideas are still awesome!"
Corey held up his pointer finger and pinky finger and joined hands with the other band members.
"Operation: 'Get Jackie's older sister to write in her diary so we can steal the diary and get awesome new lyrics for our song' is a go!"
The rock band glanced at their new friend waiting for her to join them. Jackie smiled holding up her fingers and putting her fist with the others.
"YEAH!" all five shouted.
WOOHOO! Grojband forever! Stay tuned for another awesome chapter tomorrow! (if reviews happen quickly)