Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Baudelaire's - Chapter 165

"I am so tired of chasing a dream that will never come true, I think I made a huge mistake."

Avia thinks this all day, every day now. After being in Bridgeport for 3 years she was so close to giving up, luckily she was in the right place at the right time.

Avia: "Maybe a little exercising will help me clear my head, I know this pain is taking my mind off of things."

Avia: "I think I just heard something break!"

Granny: "So, hun, what are you doing in the big city?"
Avia: "Trying to follow some crazy dream, I knew I would never make it, I should just leave and go home."

Granny: "Are you crazy? You have an amazing singing voice, I knew you would make it big the first time I saw you perform, things just take time."
Avia: "I always thought that too but nothing has worked out since I moved here, I've been here for two years now and I haven't gotten anywhere."

Avia and her new found friend talked for hours, the older woman was very wise and gave Avia the hope she needed. It's funny how when you're feeling down and doubting yourself, the universe will send you just what you need.

Avia: "I really enjoyed talking to you, thank you so much for giving me some advice and cheering me up."

Avia: "Would you like to go out for some coffee one day? I would love to be able to talk to you again."

Granny: "Sure! There's this great little coffee place on the corner, we could meet there after you get famous."

Avia: "What if I don't get famous... I want to talk to you again."
Granny: "Don't worry, you will, this is just to give you a little push and motivation."

Avia: "Here's a copy of my cd! I hope you like it."
Granny: "I know I'll love it."

Dream: "Hello, I'm glad to see you're home, I've been waiting on you all day."

Avia: "Where is that voice coming from?!"

Dream: "Meow..."
Avia: "Oh, it's just you, you're such a pretty kitty."

Avia goes to bed every night, hoping for a better tomorrow.

Dream: "What?... she will never know that I lick myself by her head."

A little soccer in the snow... COLD!

Avia: "Tell me about it, it's freezing out here!"

Avia had a big show tonight so she went down to her favorite bar to relax for a few hours, the bartender was a show off.

Bartender: "Stand back, ladies."

When heaven seems so far away
And dreams are just a memory
Without the dark the light won't show
Remember that you're not alone
When you watch the world just turn away
And break the promises it made
When love is all too hard to hold
Just take a breath and let it go

Everyone in Bridgeport and neighboring towns showed up for her show, Avia had a feeling she knew who spread her name around for her.

Avia: "Do they like me? I think they like me!"

And on that night all of Avia's dreams came true, she finally made it.

Avia: "Thank you! This has been the best night of my life!"

After her amazing night on the stage ended she decided to go to the bar down the street, there was a cute guy on the stage singing, he invited Avia up to sing with him.

Sometimes I wake up with the sadness
Other days it feels like madness
Oh... what would I do without you?

When colors turn to shades of gray
With the weight of the world at the end of the day
Oh... what would I do without you?

The perfect song to end the perfect night.

Avia and the cute guy gave each other their numbers, had a few drinks and talked for hours. She didn't make it home until late in the morning, Dream couldn't wait for her belly rub.

Avia: "I missed my pretty kitty, how was your day? This was the best day of my life."
Dream: "Meow."

A Few Months Later

Avia: "Ryan, can you come over? I want to talk to you about something."
Avia had a flashback to that horrible day that she broke up with Lucas... her biggest regret.

Ryan: "Hi, honey. What did you want to talk about?"

Ryan: "Or did you not want to talk at all?..."
*Wink Wink*

Avia: "Haha, I really want to talk to you, it's important."

Ryan: "Well, why don't we talk about it over a slow dance?"

Avia didn't wait a minute to tell Ryan what she was thinking.
Avia: "My dream came true, at least I thought that was my dream. I realize now that all along I was chasing something I never wanted, I want to move back home and start a family..."

Ryan: "Wait... what?! You never said you wanted a family!"
Avia: "It's okay, I shouldn't have surprised you with this news. I know we've only been dating about 7 months but I feel like you're the one, the one I want to spend the rest of my life with."

Avia: "So, what do you think? Do you want to be with me on my journey to get married and start a family or is that something you never wanted?"
Ryan: "I love you more than anything, I'll follow you wherever you want to go. So, when do we start packing?!"

Avia couldn't believe it, after struggling and being alone for 3 years she finally made it. She became a singer and met some amazing people along the way but right now she was holding the most amazing guy in her arms, she was about to go home and finally see her family again and start one of her own.

This is her happy beginning.

Dream is from Calista's Crazy Colorful Cats

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Baudelaire's - Chapter 164

Avia's singing career didn't take off like she thought it would so most days she was at home practicing magic and just lounging around the house, every day she thought breaking up with Lucas and moving to Bridgeport was a huge mistake.

One evening she finally got a gig, she has been waiting for this moment since she moved to Bridgeport, she finally had a little inspiration to keep her going.

The days went by and she got more gigs, she was getting more popular but she couldn't wait to make it to the big stage.

Avia: "Is there a vampire copying my every move?!"

Avia: "I don't like vampires! I'm starting to think I'm not cut out for the city life!"

She would do about a dozen gigs a day, they were tiring but they weren't getting her anywhere so she would go home every evening and go to sleep, alone.

She became a regular at the bar across the street from her apartment.
Bartender: "You want the usual?"

Avia: "I think I want to try something different tonight, I'm feeling a little better than usual."

Oliver: "Drinks are on me, a pretty lady like this shouldn't have to pay for her own drinks."

After drinking a little more than they should have, Avia and Oliver went over to the dance floor.

Oliver: "So, you're into me and I'm into you, what do you think about going back to my place?"

Avia: "Excuse me? What kind of girl do you think I am?"

Oliver: "Well, I bought you drinks and by the way you were dancing I thought you were interested in me."
Avia: "No, no thank you."

After leaving the creep back at the bar Avia decided to go straight home, she didn't want any other guys getting the wrong impression.

The next morning there was an adorable cat walking around her front door.

Avia still doesn't know how she got in her apartment but she never really questioned that.

Avia: "Oh my gosh, where did the kitty come from?!"

Avia: "You got me a cat?! Yes, I finally have a cat!"

Dream: "Just move your hand a little closer, don't touch me though."

Dream: "I guess you're okay, I'll let you stay."

Avia was so happy to finally have someone to keep her company, she thought about adopting a dozen more!

Avia: "You love that birdy, don't you?"

Dream was perfect for Avia, she helped her out of her depression and gave her more hope for her career.

Things got so much better, Avia was moving up the ladder and doing better gigs!

Avia: "Oh, food delivery truck... why must you follow me. Oh, food delivery truck... you really creep me out."
That song ended up being a number one hit.

Everyone around town knew to call Avia if they needed a gig, she was finally making a name for herself.

Homeless Guy: "Oh goodness, you are so adorable!"

Things started to slow down after a few months, Avia wasn't sure why but she knew she needed more gigs to pay her bills, they weren't going to pay themself.

Some days everything that could go wrong, would go wrong.

Avia: "I always knew that elevator hated me."

Avia started questioning her career again, she wasn't sure things would work out and get better this time. The economy was bad and less people were asking for gigs, maybe it was time to give up this crazy dream and move back home?

Dream always made things better, even on the worst days.

Dream: "That's right, I'm a magic kitty."

Dream: "Is this thing dead or alive?"

It was rare to get a gig now, Avia was so excited when she would finally get a call.

Avia: "You like my crazy singing and dancing, you love it, you love it so now you pay me, right?"

Meanwhile back at home...

Avia: "Testing, testing... is this thing even on?"

Avia: "I don't think this thing is working."

Avia: "Wait... this is my first time on stage."

Avia: "This was my first big gig?! Maybe I will make it."

Dream: "Maybe she would make it, who knows, sometimes dreams do come true."
Wait... has a cat been narrating this whole story?!