“What the hell” Schuyler was morbidly confused, they had had a fun day. They went from the museum to the drive-in (Underworld: Evolution), and then out on a boat in the middle of a lake. But now, they had pulled up in front of an old, dilapidated building, all the windows had been painted black. Now, Schuyler was all for cheap, but this was pushing it. “Jesse, what the hell are we doing here?” she asked.
“Shh.” He hushed her, looked around, and then helped her from the car. “Come with me, but be very quiet.” He had a big goofy grin on his face.
Needless to say she followed him. He led her around to the back of the vast two-story dump, and knocked on the door three times. A man with dark skin, huge muscles, and an angry face opened the door. “Can I help you asshole?” he growled. After a few minutes of intense stare down, he and Jesse started laughing, and embraced one another.
“Hey Vlad. How the fuck are you?!” Jesse laughed and slapped the man on the back.
“I’m good.” Vlad replied. “You here on business? Or for pleasure?” he asked.
“Pleasure.” Jesse smiled and winked at Schuyler. “This is my girlfriend, Schuyler Moravia. She’s accompanying me tonight, and is very special to me, so whatever the hell she wants, that’s what she gets.” He said to Vlad. He then turned to Schuyler. “This is my good friend, Vladimir Von Dought. He was on very close terms with your family too.
“It is an honor to see you all grown up.” He embraced her.
“Hehe… you too?” she laughed awkwardly.
Vlad had a big hearty laugh. “I’m sorry, it’s just that you’ve grown up so fast, and I feel as if I’m looking at Ileyna!” he explained. “SO are you two ready to party? You know, there’s a live band tonight, one of my favorites, m-…”
“LET’S GO IN!” Jesse suddenly interrupted him.
“Oh okay.” He realized he almost just ruined the surprise. “This way please.” Vlad firmly shut, and locked the door they had come through. He then led them through a series of doors, with every door they stepped through, the sounds of pulse music became louder and louder. “All these doors and walls are sound proofed.” Vlad explained. Finally he led them through a final door and straight into a club. There were strobe lights and a DJ, people dancing to the music, and a stage.
“Here we are,” Jesse said. The curtain on the stage begun to open and the music stopped. “and right on time too…” he smiled. All that was on the stage was a microphone, two guitars, a bass, and a drum set with a cloth over it. When Schuyler looked closer, she noticed that one of the guitars was stark white, with the word “PANSY” spelled out in glittering letters.
“Holy FUCK!” is that what I think it is?!” She shouted.
“You bet.” He grabbed her around the waist just as Gerard, Mikey, ray, frank, and bob walked on stage.
“OH MY FUCKING GOD! I fucking LOVE YOU!” Schuyler jumped up and down, hugging Jesse.
“Oh wait, there’s more.” He said in a mock shock voice, smiling as he whipped out two backstage passes for after the set.
“HELLO NEW YORK!” Gerards voice boomed over the microphone. “I want you all to fucking scream!” he shouted, and everyone screamed. “Now, there’s a very good friend of ours here tonight, and he has a very special lady with him… so I need Schuyler and Jesse to come to the front of the floor in front of the stage.” He smiled.
“HOLY FUCKING SHIT!” Schuyler yelled as she grabbed Jesse’s hand and ran towards the stage.
“Hey Schuyler!” Gerard winked at her.
“Oh my god! I love you guys! I’m going to like pee my pants!” Schuyler shouted.
“Please don’t.” Gerard laughed. “I hear you got an amazing voice.” He smiled. “why don’t you come sing with us?” he offered.
“Uhm… Jesus… no I can’t, I really can’t.” she shook her head, eyes wide.
“Of course you can.” Jesse pushed Schuyler towards the stage, lifting her slightly in the air so Gerard could pull her up.
“Okay,” Gerard covered the mic as he spoke to her. “what song do you want to do?”
“I don’t know, you guys don’t do duets, I can’t do this.” Schuyler stuttered as she shook.
“It’s fine, we’ll just sing in unison the whole time.” He said calmly. Then he motioned to the band to get ready and the opening notes of “I’m not okay (I promise)” blasted from Bobs drums.
She could feel the music pulsating through her veins, filling her entire body as she raised the microphone to her lips, .:“Well if you wanted honesty that’s all you had to say”:. Schuyler belted out. She was really getting into it, making hand gestures, dancing across the stage, and singing back to back with Gerard; then all of a sudden Gerard stopped singing and winked at her. She was standing alone, singing, and still going strong, she tensed.
*Relax* Jesse’s calming thoughts swept aside her own troubling ones.
Gerard began singing again and they finished out the song, the crowd was going insane.
Schuyler was smiling ear to ear and laughing. She was the happiest she’d been in a while. “See you later.” She waved to the band, turned around, and dove off stage. The crowd passed her all the way around the club and put her back in her place in front of the stage. She embraced Jesse and he held her tightly.
“Thank you soooo much!” she smiled. “I love you.” She kissed him gently on the lips.
“I love you too.” He smiled as he kissed her back. As “Headfirst for halos” started their kiss deepened. By the time they ended the kiss the song was nearly over. They laughed and started dancing, moshing, raving, and grinding to the beat. When “The ghost of you” came on Jesse took her hand and bowed as he kissed it. “May I have this dance?” he smiled.
“You may.” She smiled back, he slid one of his arms around her waist, resting his hand on the small of her back, and in the other hand he held hers. She placed her free hand on his shoulder, he turned her hand so it was resting on his chest. They slow danced, her head on his chest and his head resting gently on hers. The song ended and they broke apart.
“Okay kids! This is the last fucking song tonight, so lets make it a good one! I want you all to make me a promise first though. You promise me that if any dirty-ass-mother-fucker ever tries to label you, I want you to spit in their fucking face and scream labels are for food! Not for people you fucking ass clown!” Gerard finished as the crowd roared. The show ended with :our lady of sorrows.” Then they disappeared backstage.
Jesse led Schuyler to a door on the side of the dance floor. He knocked three times and flashed the passes to the bouncer. He led her backstage to a really nice lounge where the band was chilling. Bob was sitting in an armchair, Gerard and Ray shared a futon, and Mikey was sitting on the floor between the couch and the chair. Frank, who was sprawled across the second couch, refused to move and insisted on taking up the whole couch.
“I LOVED your guys set!” she exclaimed.
“Thanks.” They all blushed.
“You guys are amazing! Your music saved my life!” she gushed.
“You’re welcome..” they shyly answered.
“Okay, sorry, I’ll stop now.” She smiled. They laughed and all stood, hugging her individually introducing themselves. Then they moved to Jesse.
“How are you assbag?” Gerard punched jesses arm.
“Good, how are you guys?” Jesse laughed.
There were various “Goods” and “we’ve missed you's” around the room in response.
All of a sudden Schuyler got really dizzy, the room was spinning and she stumbled. In one fluid motion Jesse was at her side. He scooped her up and laid her on a couch. ‘are you all right babe?” he smoothed her hair back.
“I’m fine, it’s nothing, I’m just a little dizzy.” She tried to sit up but had to lie down again. “I’m fine,” she repeated firmly, this time more for her own reassurance.
“Have you been drinking?” Mikey asked.
“ugh no.” she groaned.
“it’s fine, she just hasn’t fed in a while.” He explained.
“oh… okay, you should go take care of that.” Bob said in a knowing voice.
Schuler’s eyes got huge “they know?”
“they are.” Jesse replied. She was shocked.
“Vampires will never hurt you.” Gerard shrugged sheepishly.
“Oh my God.” She whispered. “Wow.”
“Are you okay Schuler?” Jesse stared at her worriedly.
“yea, I guess, I am hungry.” She sighed “Let’s get it over with.”
“Ooooh. Can we come?!” Mikey jumped up.
“Uhm… sure..?” she replied.
“we hardly ever go out and we’d like to see a noob like you feed.” Frank explained apologetically.
“Okay, let’s go.” She said.
Jesse picked her up piggyback style, but she made him put her down. “I can walk.” She said “just keep your arms around my waist.” She whispered. She may be dizzy, but she still had her dignity. So she, Jesse, and the guys of My Chemical Romance headed out.