You're The Closest To Heaven That I'll Ever Be
"Hey, the show must go on." Andy said in defense. "I mean, come on. Look at all those people out there. That's our fan base. We can't let them down."
Lily sighed. She knew he was right but she still worried about him. "Okay, just promise me you won't get too crazy out there." She reached over and pressed her lips against his temple.
He looked over and smiled at her when she pulled away. "Okay, promise." He leaned over and pressed his lips against hers ever so gently.
"GUYS! GUYS!" CC ran backstage towards Andy and Lily.
Jake, Jinxx and Ashley joined them to find out what was going on.
"Talent... Agent... In... Audience..." CC said between breaths.
Everyone looked around at each other. They all knew what this meant. Tonight could be their night to make it big. Tonight could be the night they get discovered.
"Black Veil Brides on in five." The stage manager called out.
Jake and Jinxx went to go grab their guitars, Ashley grabbed his bass and Lily went around making sure they all looked good.
The crowd cheered as they stepped out on stage. Andy took the microphone in one of his shaky hands. Even though they had been doing this for a while, he still got nervous from time to time.
"Hey, I'm Andy and we are Black Veil Brides." Andy introduced the band to the crowd and then continued on. "So, I'm sure you're all wondering what happened to me." He motioned to his cast and sling. "Well, I got hit by a car while trying to save the love of my life." There was a collective 'aw' from the audience. "And even though the doctors told me not to perform, I knew I had to go through with it anyway. You guys are our fans--the best fans any band has ever had--and I knew I couldn't let you down because you have never let us down." The crowd roared, cheered and clapped. "This song is for you guys. This song is called Sweet Blasphemy." The crowd cheered again as the boys began to play the intro.
As Lily watched the boys spill their hearts out on stage, she knew the talent agent would be insane not to give them a chance.
As soon as the show was over, Lily and the boys ran out into the audience to wait for the talent agent to come and find them. Once the crowd had cleared out some, a man in a suit approached them. Everyone was instantly on edge.
"Hi, my name is Jon." He introduced himself, holding out a hand for them to shake. "I have to say," He continued. "Not only do you play well but you have some serious dedication."
"Thanks." Andy spoke on behalf of the band. '
"Are you the said love of his life?" Jon asked Lily.
She blushed and nodded. "Yeah, that would be me."
He nodded as well before continuing. "Well, I think you boys have talent. How would you like to be signed to a real deal record label?"
Everyone's mouths dropped open.
"Are you serious?!" Andy exclaimed.
Jon laughed. "Of course I am. You boys deserve it. I can see how hard you have worked."
Andy glanced around at the rest of the guys who all gave him approving nods.
"Okay," Andy said. "We're in."
"Excellent. Here's my number." He handed Andy a business card. "Call me sometime tomorrow morning. We'll leave for L.A. in the afternoon." With that, Jon turned and left Lily and the boys to themselves.
"Wait. Did he say you're leaving for L.A. tomorrow?" Lily asked.
"We're leaving for L.A., Lily!" Andy corrected her.
Lily shook her head. "No, I can't leave. I have to stay here."
"But..." Andy pouted. "I want you to come with me--come with us. We're all in this together I thought..."
Lily shook her head again and began to back away from him. "Go get some rest, Andy. We'll talk about this in the morning." She turned and left.
Andy didn't understand what had happened. He so desperately wanted to go to L.A. and pursue his dreams but he couldn't leave Lily. He didn't understand why she wouldn't agree to leave with him.