The rest of the trip went okay, I spent most of it practicing my singing and sketching the band. When we got to New York it was quite early in the morning and we went straight to the recording studio. I knew that with my powers and my money (which is also a sort of power) I could easily make someone publish this album. But, I was more interested in keeping my mind clear so I could concentrate on keeping my voice clear and light.
I looked at him and smiled, I was still a little strange however, I didn’t want to force myself too quickly to get over it but I thought it would be best. We were sat in the studio, when we got up I gave a smile to Alice I was still feeling a little shaky, Luca noticed and grabbed my arm, pulling me back for a moment.
I looked to Luca, spinning on the spot, the fake smile on my face was wiped and he asked me what was up, to which I just replied, “All I have to do is sing... no public appearances, right?”
"Yeah, just for this song," he smiled and I couldn’t take any comfort from that.
"Right, okay. I can do that." I nodded; I didn’t even bother trying to smile back. There was no point, I’d only fail.
He kissed me on the cheek and opened the door to the performer's room. I stepped in first and hoped it would be over quickly. I just closed my eyes and sung. When they were happy with it, I stepped out again. If I was a smoker, I think I would have killed myself by now from cancer because of the stress of it.
"You did really well," he smiled, pulling me into a quick hug.
“Yeah..." I nodded, just glad it was over.
"Thanks," he was still smiling, how he can still be smiling...
“Whatever for?” I asked. I always make it seem as though I don’t care about what I do, that I think it’s nothing. But I guess if people stopped thanking me I wouldn’t like it.
"For singing, even though you were nervous."
"Of course, it was the least I could do."
"You didn't have to though."
"No, I wanted to,” he smiled. Then I sighed, “you gonna be much longer here, Luca?”
"Dunno. After we finish recording we gotta mix it and master it and burn the demo CD to send off to a label and see if they'll sign us."
"Well, I'm gonna take Alice and be off. I'll see you at the bus later."
"Okay. See ya."
"Bye." He hugged me but I pulled away swiftly and sighed, "Love you."
"I love you too."
"Oh, do you have any gigs anytime soon?
"Okay, I’ll be back then, then."
"Where're you going?"
"Around, I guess."
"Well where's that gonna be?" he arched an eyebrow.
"I don't know, why?"
"D'ya thinks Alice will be okay here?"
"She's with me, she'll be fine."
"Okay, well, I'll be back then... Later."
“Okay...” he looked at me confused and I sighed.
"Nothing, have fun... wherever you're going."
“Bye.” We exchanged for the second time before I actually left.