This story is about a teenage psychedelic quartet named The Lone Wolves who must deal with fame and fortune as well as their personal lives. The story takes place in California between 1969 and 1972.
Four middle aged children are standing on the corner of a San Francisco. One of the boys have a slight bulky build with electric blue eyes and brown hair. He's wearing a leather jacket with black jeans and a wallet chain. His is in greaser style. The boy next to him has a slender build with mocha skin. His hair is dirty blond and light brown in a mop cut. His eyes green as the Emerald coast waters of Florida. He's wearing a black fitted t-shirt shirt with blue jeans and tennis shoes. The girl next to him is slightly tall with a thin build. She was wearing a white button down shirt, a knee length plaid skirt, knee high socks and brown dress shoes. Her hair is in a flip with a bang. She's wearing cat eyeglasses. The last member is of a average short stature. She has a plump build with a round face. She has striking golden eyes and long straight bright copper red hair with medium blond on the bottom. Her appearance definitely defies the trends of the era. She is wearing a peach muumuu and black go go boots. The group are standing together harmonizing to a song they wrote together called The Lone Wolves."Come on guys we have to try harder!!!" the tall boy says yelling at the three kids standing alongside him. "What do you think we're doing Danny!!!" one of the girls shouted back. "Peach I don't need your backtalk I need you to sing" Danny says gruffly as they prepare to harmonize again. Kimberly starts singing Danny's newly written song Social Defiance. Kimberly begins doing her Peach Shuffle dance while Alvin pats his pants and Deena sways her hips in the breeze. Danny rounds it off with the tapping of his feet.People who pass by throws beer bottles at them. They maintain their composure and continue to sing. When they finish singing Social Defiance Kimberly and Alvin link arms and swap places as lead singers. Alvin begins singing Tribulation. Kimberly's mother Carol stands inside a store across the street looking out the window. 'Its so hard on them being different and yet they still want to share their gifts with the world' Carol thought admirably as she looked at them with teary eye smiling. "We are The Lone Wolves!!! We're a pack and we're not giving up until the world knows our talent!!!" Danny says determinedly as he is cut across his face by a sharded beer bottle. After singing four more songs they get in Carol's car. "How was it today?" Carol asks openly glancing in the mirror starting her car. "It was one of the worst days ever. People threw beer bottles at us and told us to shut up and that we weren't music material" Alvin says downcast looking out the window. "Those people are mean, cynical and jealous of anyone who has talent" Kimberly says optimistically. "Your right dear. Danny are you feeling ?" Carol asks glancing at him in the passenger seat. "I'm fine and besides we'll endure worse than this" Danny said not really phased by the negativity and walk to Carol's car and drive back to Kingsley.
Danny and his friends are standing at the lockers putting their books away to go home when Danny's girlfriend Lucille Matman approached him. Kimberly smiled at her who returned the smile. "Hey Danny I came to tell you that I'm breaking up with you because my ex boyfriend came into town and I didn't want to lead you on. I also want you to know that he got back in town last night and I didn't want to be sneaking around behind your back" Lucille said looking at him with affirmation in her chocolate brown eyes. "Whatever" Danny said nonchalantly looking off into the distance."I'm so sorry it just kind of happened, but I hope we can still be friends?" Lucille said looking at him with hope. "Sure whatever" Danny said looking away from her. "Okay well I'll see you around" Lucille said as she pressed herself up against him and kissed him on the lips with tears falling down her face. The group then began walking home. "Danny you haven't said a word since we left school are you okay?" Deena said looking at him worriedly. Danny just ignored her and Deena looked down at the ground. "Danny could you just talk to us and quit being so closed off" Alvin said placing his arm around Danny's shoulder. Danny remained quiet looking at his friends. "Guys I'm okay this happens to the best of us. She didn't cheat on me so that's the good thing, she came up to me straight and told me instead stringing me along" Danny said looking at his friends. "I don't believe its written all over your face that your hurting" Kimberly said as they approached Alvin's street.. "See you guys tomorrow" Kimberly said as she hugged Alvin. "Be groovy" Alvin sad as he turned and walked down his street. They walked in silence for two blocks and approached Deena's street. "Bye Deena, see you tomorrow" Kimberly said as Deena turned and walked down her street sidewalk. Kimberly walks with Danny to his house. Once they are inside they head to Danny's bedroom. Danny sits on his bed with sighing. He rubs his temples in irritation. Kimberly walks over to him and sits down next to him. "Danny it's okay, let it out" Kimberly said comfortingly and Danny looks at her with vulnerability. Suddenly he leans towards Kimberly and presses his lips against hers. Kimberly quickly breaks away shocked at the sudden change of action. "Danny this is wrong. I'm your friend first and foremost. Secondly I don't like you that way and lastly you just came out of a relationship. You need to give yourself time to heal from this" Kimberly says sternly grabbing her backpack and leaving Danny's house.
'I know Danny likes me but I don't like him like that. We're best friends for sure but nothing more and for him to kiss me was just weird' Kimberly thought as she power walked home. The following day at school in the hallway things between Danny and Kimberly were extremely awkward. Alvin notices this and looks at Kimberly. "Is something going on between you and Danny? He's been acting strange since this morning" Alvin said glancing at Danny. "When I got to Danny's yesterday he kissed me. But I pushed him off. It felt completely wrong" Kimberly said looking at Alvin.Alvin looked shocked and hopeful after hearing Kimberly's confession."I think that Danny is going through an emotional time right now and you being a friend comforting him must've unlocked his inner feelings for you. Its only natural that you guys have been friends since childhood that this would be one of the outcomes, especially since he was vulnerable" Deena said placing a hand on Kimberly's shoulder supportively and logically. "Well I know I don't like him like that and I told him so I shouldn't feel so crappy" Kimberly said closing her locker. Unbeknownst to her Lucille was standing behind her listening. "So the moment I take my hands off of him you decided to swoop in and take him for yourself. How lowdown and scandalous" Lucille said accusingly folding her arms. A quickly began forming around them. "Look Lucille it was a moment of weakness for Danny and I was being a friend and supporting him. Besides didn't your ex boyfriend come back to town? I think it's messed up how you left Danny so quickly and got back with him. No matter if you still cared for your ex or not hurting Danny was outright wrong and you know it" Kimberly says becoming angry. "Well I didn't lead him on and date my ex boyfriend behind at the same time. and who the Apparently you didn't stop to consider how I was feeling either, seeing how you kissed him" Lucille said offended and pissed. "First of all I can give two shits about your feelings and two you were messing around with your ex while you were with Danny. Look at your neck" Kimberly said and Lucille placed her hands on her neck and smiled at Kimberly. "That little fake sob show you put on yesterday was just that A SHOW. You knew your ex boyfriend was in town. Funny how your so called friends told me what was going on" Kimberly said and Lucille looked back at her friends in disbelief. "WHY DID YOU TELL THIS BITCH THAT?! THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BETWEEN US!!!" Lucille said lashing out at the two girls standing beside her. "WELL SPEAK THE HELL UP THE SHIT HAS HIT THE FAN NOW!!!" Lucille said furiously and both girls remained quiet. Lucille turned her attention back to Kimberly. "Stay out of my business Orca or you will regret" Lucille said vengefully. Kimberly "Thank you for that compliment twig because I love Orca Whales. They're one of the most feared mammals of the sea and a lethal killer. As for my friends stay away from them" Kimberly said defensively as she turned and walked away and turned around and looked at Lucille. "One more thing your nothing but a fatal attraction. You come and go, and as of now this conversation is over. Peace and love" Kimberly said smiling making a peace sing with her fingers and walked away. Danny looks at Lucille with a depressed look to which Lucille's angry one never falters. The other students made way for the four outcasts as they leave the school. "That was so cool Kimberly you really gave it to her" Alvin said placing a hand on Kimberly's shoulder. "Danny that kiss can never happen again" Kimberly said bringing Danny's dead blue eyes in her direction. "Okay" Danny said unemotionally as they approach the corner of their school. "Ah come on Danny don't feel bad I mean at least Kimberly didn't slap you for kissing her like most girls" Alvin said optimistically trying to cheer Danny up. "Every girl is different" Deena said agreeing with Alvin. "Thanks Einstein" Alvin said sarcastically. Deena looks at Alvin with her eyes lowered.
After walking four blocks they reach Deena's street and hug her. "Remember Danny don't shut your friends out. We're in your life for a reason" Deena said motherly rubbing his cheek and turns down her sidewalk. Two blocks later they reach Alvin's street. "Okay hotshot take it easy" Kimberly says as she playfully pushes him. "I will" Alvin says hugging her. "Danny I love you man, don't be depressed their other gems out there waiting to be dug up" Alvin said as he hugged Danny. Danny half returned the hug. Kimberly then walked Danny walked to his house and stood at the gate. "Danny make sure you call me later" Kimberly said as she hugged him. "I'm sorry if I hurt you" Kimberly says apologetically in his ear as they walk inside the gate to his house. Kimberly sighed heavily and resumed walking down the sidewalk in worry. 'I hope Danny doesn't inflict any damage on himself. I know sensitive he can be' Kimberly said looking back as her long bright red copper hair blew freely in the blowing wind.
"Hey I hear Fredrick Parkson is having a party this weekend are you guys going?" Alvin asks sitting on the steps of Danny's porch. "Yeah I'm going, but I don't know what to wear" Kimberly says looking at herself in her wallet mirror . Danny looks at Deena who's fidgeting with her fingers. "Are you going Deena?" Danny asks leaning up against the pole. "I don't know yet. I'm really on edge at parties. They have LSD, Acid cubes and all kinds of things there" Deena says shivering. "Come on Dee it's the sixties of course there's going to be LSD and Acid cubes there. You need to let go and have fun" Alvin says annoyed. "Leave her alone you know she's not a people person. She's more conservative than the rest of us" Kimberly said defending her friend. "I'm pro liberal but its just I've been around drugs before and I know the psychological affects of each and I don't want you guys to fall victim to them" Deena said looking into the street. "Don't worry Deena you can stick with me" Kimberly says smiling a sisterly smile. "Thanks Kim" Deena says starting to cheer up. "Your welcome now head home and find something cute to wear" Kimberly says and Deena gets up and walks out the gate and down the street."Danny are you going to the party?" Kimberly asked looking at him."Yeah why not I mean I have to keep a watchful eye on Alvin to make sure he doesn't stick his tool anywhere" Danny said with a sarcastic tone of voice. "What do you mean watchful eye? I can handle myself I'm not a kid anymore" Alvin says angrily looking at Danny. "THIS IS A PARTY BUT IT'S ALSO A GATEWAY FOR DRUGS. ALL I'M TRYING TO DO IS LOOK OUT FOR YOU SINCE WE'RE FAMILY!!!" Danny said enraged as he walked back into the house slamming the door causing Alvin to flinch. "Yeah Alvin Danny's right you need to watch yourself who knows what those dirty ass skanks have in that punch" Kimberly said getting up and walking home while Alvin did the same. 'I can't believe my own friends don't trust me at a party I mean yeah I'm only fourteen but of course I'm a teenager and this is the time for me to make mistakes' Alvin said mentally. When Alvin makes it home he is greeted by his mother Ingrid.
"Hey Al sweety how was your day today?" Ingrid asks cheerily placing a plate on the table. "Today was good Fredrick Parkson is having a party tomorrow and I was wondering if I could go?" Alvin asks going into the kitchen and washing his hands. "Of course you can and Alvin please keep your hormones in check. The last think I want is to be a grandmother at thirty-one" Ingrid says dramatically placing the dish rag in her apron. Soon Alvin's older brother Jason comes downstairs. "Hey jerk are you going to Parkson's party this weekend?" Jason asks nonchalantly sitting down at the table awaiting Alvin. "Yes I'm going with my best friends why?" Alvin asks skeptically. "This is just great. Its the end of the year party and your goons are gonna be there. This really bugs man" Jason says madly taking a bite of his steak. "Well I think it's great that your going Alvin. Jason you need to quit being so mean to your brother you could learn a lot from him" Ingrid says wisely as she sat down at the head of the table. "Learn what how to be a whore and screw everything I see" Jason says taking a gulp of his tea. "No your brothers at the age where he's sexually curious and active just like you are so don't make him out to be the bad guy" Ingrid says scolding Jason. "What about you, you had kids at a young age" Jason says turning the tables on Ingrid. "It was different back then. Being a single mother was looked down upon. Regardless the only friend I had was Kimberly's mother Carol. It was hard as hell for me. When I met Alvin's father a few years later he was there for me. But he died several months after his birth" Ingrid says looking down at her plate with tears in her eyes. "Look at what you did you made mom cry. You never stop and consider how someone else feels" Alvin says wrapping his arm around Ingrid's shoulder. "You should be the last one talking you plowed several girls and your only fourteen" Jason said getting up and walking upstairs. "If you consider zero several then that's quite dumb" Alvin said looking at Jason. Alvin back sat down and gave Ingrid some Kleenex to wipe her tears away and hugged her affectionately. After dinner Alvin helped his mother with the kitchen and went to bed.Kimberly arrives home at seven thirty. "Mom I'm home" Kimberly said alerting Carol that she was home. "Kim your here. Do you want to go shopping with me?" Carol asked Kimberly happily. "I appreciate it but I'll stay home and clean the house" Kimberly said going into her bathroom to wash her hands. "Okay baby and by the way I'm going to Ella Mona next month. I'll be sure to bring back some souvenirs for you" Carol said opening the door. "Alright" Kimberly said back letting her know she understood. Kimberly went to the front door and locked it. She heard her moms 1969 Cadillac start up and disappear down the street. "I wonder if there are any other gatherings going on Kimberly said to herself going upstairs to her room. 'I hope Alvin didn't take what Danny said to heart but it was true' Kimberly thought sitting on her bed.
She turns on the television and sees Mercedes Lexington singing a new single from her album Misty on The Cass Discovery. "I can't wait until that's us up there sharing our talent with the world" Kimberly said excitedly propping herself up. Deena arrived home to a quiet house. "I hope everyone gets home safe tonight" Deena said washing her hands beginning to cook. An hour and forty-five minutes later Deena's mother Leah and her father Brad came home. "Richie do you smell something?" Leah asked sniffing the air. "Yeah" Richie said and they both got up and walked into the kitchen. It spotless and sparkling clean. "Hmph I bet it was that damn Deena. No one asked her to do any of this" Leah said throwing Deena's food away. They then leave to get take out. "I wonder if they ate my cooking" Deena said to herself going downstairs and into the kitchen only to find that all of it was in the trash can. Deena then dropped to her knees and began sobbing. "It just seems my efforts go unnoticed" Deena said looking up from her place on the floor and into the tall trash can. Deena then ran upstairs and began writing a song called Unappreciated. Deena let tears stream from down her cheeks as she wrote her lyrics. "When we become famous and get our first record deal I'll put this song on the album" Deena said with hope and optimism. Danny is in his bedroom laying in his bed deep in thought. "All I ever try to do is help others because I never got it. For him to think that he shouldn't need a chaperon is absurd" Danny thought looking up at the ceiling fan. He has his hands behind his head. His telephone begins to ring. After two rings Danny picks it up. "Hello" Danny says into the phone."Its me Kim I was wondering when are we going to San Francisco?" Kimberly asked getting straight to the point. "I don't l have a lot on my mind" Danny said harshly. "We're your best friends and I don't like you shutting us out your life. We allowed you into ours" Kimberly says edgily. Danny sighs heavily. "Okay my dad was dead when I was born and my mother is strung out on drugs. I'm just trying to deal with it the best way I know how" Danny said sitting up in the bed. "Good because its not groovy to bottle things up and leave tune us out" Kimberly said calmly with a smile. "Yeah look its getting late I'll see you tomorrow at the party" Danny said tiredly into the phone. "Okay bye loner" Kimberly said teasingly and the line went dead.Danny placed the phone on the receiver. "I finally released that inner turmoil that I've been feeling for the past four years" Danny said as he got up and went into the bathroom.The next morning Deena awoke to her alarm clock sounding off. She has rollers in her hair. "Today is a new day" Deena said as appreciatively she got out of bed makes it. After that she goes in her bathroom and does her normal routine. An hour later Deena comes out in a robe and walks in her closet. " What do I want to wear today?" Deena said looking at her wardrobe with her finger on her chin. After fifteen minutes of searching she comes across a white t-shirt that has "I Love the 60s" written on i with a heart in the center. She pulls out a black knee length skirt and some flat shoes. She walks to her dresser and pulls her rollers out. After she gets dressed she goes downstairs to the dining room. Her father is reading the newspaper. "Good morning" Deena says cordially as she ventured into the kitchen to make herself breakfast. Her mother then walks into the kitchen. "Deena that food was horrible that you cooked last night" Leah said grotesquely standing at the sink. Deena just ignored her as she made some toast and eggs. Afterwards she washed the pot and sat down at the table with a napkin in her shirt with one on her lap. "What you think your too good to eat like normal people" Leah asked disrespectfully as she passed through the dining room. Deena ignored her and kept eating. She finished her breakfast and washed her dishes. She left with a small wallet in the shape of a heart in her bra.