Written by Princess Juliet
Meeting Candace Noah
The bell rang signifying the end of the class.
“Yippee”! I exclaimed loudly as I packed my book into my backpack and sling it across my shoulders.
I stood up from my seat and walked up to my bestie. Zara has been my bestie from elementary grade and I can’t trade her for anything.
Zara! I called studying her, she looked tensed. What is wrong?
She looked at me and sighed
“I really need help candy”
“What is wrong bestie?
“I am trying to solve this equation but I am finding it difficult”. She sighed
I tilted my head a little to get a clearer view of what she was working on
“But this equation is way ahead of us”. I observed
“I know”. She retorted
“Can’t you just give your self a little break?”. I asked with an arched eyebrow
“You know I can’t”. She replied with her eyes still fixed on her book, this is the only way I can get into my preferred college.
“Oh right”. I drawled , I need to get going
“Alright candy, see ya tomorrow “. She bade
I plugged in my earphones listening to Nick music as I danced my way out of the class… oh lest I forget let me introduce myself;
I am Candace Noah popularly known as
I met my kid brother in the sitting room with his eyes glued to the television when I got home. He glanced at me and mumbled some words that sounded like greetings before he looked away.
“I can see the television has taken over your brain”. I teased walking into the next room
“Whatever”… he grumbled
I pulled off my uniform and folded it neatly placing it in the wardrobe before changing into my house outfit.
I grabbed my old looking guitar from the chair beside the bed and scurried out of the room.
“Where are you going with the guitar?my brother Max asked staring at me, I thought mother warned you never to sing again at the train station
I walked out of the house ignoring him and ran heading to the train station
I got to the train station and went to my usual spot. I tuned my guitar and closed my eyes as I began singing, it was one of Nick song and it was my favourite.
I tapped my feet to the rhythm of the song as I played…
There is a song that is inside of my soul
It is the one
I am awake in this infinite cold but you sing to me over and over again
So I lay my heads back down and I lift my head and pray to be only yours , I pray to be only yours
I know now you are my only hope …….
I heard cheering and clapping when I was done and opened my eyes, i was not surprised to see a small crowd gathered around me…
“You have an angelic voice “. a fat woman praised.
“She sings like an angel”. I heard another voice praised.
“All she needs is little training”.
I stared at them as they kept on praising and smiled , I was already used to it.
I bowed in appreciation and turned to go when a woman stopped me
“hi young lady. she greeted, you sing beautifully
“Thanks ma. I appreciated
“Why don’t you enrol at the Delgado Music school?, I heard they mould beautiful singers like you into celebrities
“Delgado? Isn’t that the school owned by Nick’s father?”. I asked
She nodded smiling
“I really wish to but I can’t”. I sighed
“Why?”. she asked
“The fees are expensive”. I explained and she nodded
“It will be alright”. She assured before taking her leave
I watched her leave and sighed.
How I wish I can get into Delgado music school .
I plugged in my earphones listening to Nick song as I scurried back home.
I soon got home and was surprised to see mother seated in the sitting room
“Good mor… I mean evening”. I stuttered, I never expected to meet her home
“Where are you coming from with that guitar?”. She asked frowning.
“Why are you home so early?”. I asked trying to change the topic
“Is that the answer to my question “. She yelled , I gave you a clear warning never to go sing at the train station again but you chose to disobey me
“But mother I just….
“give me the guitar”. She commanded
“Please mother I promise not to…….
“hand it over now”. She barked and I kissed the guitar before placing it gently on her outstretched hands
“You will never see it again”. She threatened,
“Please mother”. I pleaded
“Go and do the dishes”. She instructed before walking out of the house
I glared at Max who was grinning like a fool
“How did mom find out about it?. I asked
“How will I know?. he retorted, do I look like a magician
“Don’t dare lie to me Max”. I warned
“You should know me better by now “.he drawled facing the television, I will never do that
I looked at him and sighed. he is right, the Max I know will never tell on me but who did? It might be one of those bigmouthed neighbours.
I walked into the kitchen with tears streaking down my face
“What will happen to my life now? I wondered. I am not good at studying , not good at sport and the only thing I am good at seems to be hopeless.
I turned on the tap and started washing the dishes but soon stopped when I heard Nick music blasting out from the speaker in the sitting room
I ran out of the kitchen to the sitting room still holding the dish sponge .
I smiled when I saw Max watching a video of Nick singing one of his songs
“he is so cute”. I remarked and Max turned to look at me
“Are you crazy?”. he asked staring at the dish sponge I was holding, don’t tell me you left the dishes because of this ugly guy
“he is not ugly”. I retorted and he smirked
“I can see you are really crazy”. he cursed and changed the channel
“Why did you do that?”. I frowned
“So you can go back to the kitchen”. he replied without looking at me
I shook my head and headed back to the kitchen
He wouldn’t understand, no one will. I just want to sing on a big stage , I just want to be a celebrity like Nick …
Meeting Chase Delgado
. Candace Noah
I sat on the sofa working on my assignment when I heard a car drove in
“Daddy is home”. Max announced running out to greet him
I sighed staring at the equations
“How will I solve this?”. I wondered, maths really sucks
I looked up when my dad walked in with Max following behind him
“hi Dad”. I greeted flashing him a smile
“how are You candy? he asked collapsing on the sofa opposite mine,He was obviously tired.
I stood up from the sofa and walked into the kitchen to get him something to eat, I dished some rice flakes into a plate placing it gently on a tray along with a glass filled with water.
I returned to the sitting room and placed the tray gently on a stool in front of my father
“Thanks”. My dad appreciated
I watched him rushed the food and smiled, he must be really hungry
He belched in satisfaction when he was done eating. He instructed Max who was watching cartoons to take the empty plates to the kitchen.
“but Dad let Candy do that”. he whined
“Do as I say”. My dad grunted
“Fine”. Max glared at me before standing up lazily, I smirked watching him pick the empty plates from the stool before heading out to the kitchen.
I turned to look and my dad and met his gaze
“What is it dad?” I asked looking away
“You went to the train station again right? he asked
“I can see mom already called you”, I drawled.
“She just want the best for you candy so try to understand her”
“can’t she just let me be? she already seized my guitar so what else does she want?
“She wants you to improve on your studies and that is all”. he replied
“But I am not cut out for studies, I just want to sing”.
He stared at me for a while and smiled . I understand you candy, I really do
“Really?”. I asked in excitement and he nodded
“Then please don’t stop me from doing what I like best”. I pleaded and he just stared on at me
“What do you think about Delgado music school?”. he suddenly asked
“Delgado! that is my dream school. I exclaimed in excitement but I heard the fees is really expensive or is there another way I can get in?
“I don’t really know. he shrug but I heard my boss talking about a scholarship or something like that, I will just ask him about it
“Really?” I asked in excitement, how did he get to know about it?
“That is because he holds a high position in the school and also because he is a close friend of Mr Delgado”. he explained
“Why didn’t you tell me about him?” I asked frowning, who is he? What is his name?
“Mr Montez. he is the father to Kira”
“Kira? do you mean Kira Montez my favourite female singer?
he nodded smiling , I never knew you admire her
“I do but not as much as my Nick”
“Erm.. I…I… meeen Nick”. I stuttered and he gave me a small smile
You really need to help me get into Delgado”. I pleaded
“I will see what I can do”. he promised me
I sat on the bed in my room trying to compose a song when the door opened and my elder brother Nick walked in
I tried to hide the book but it was too late
“What is that?” he asked sitting on the bed
“Nothing”. I lied
“Are you trying to lie to your big brother?” he scoffed
I shook my head negatively
“Then hand it over”. he yelled and I immediately did
He opened the book and glanced through the pages
“You are really doing a good job”. he remarked, I want to sing this song in my next album
“But I can’t Nick that is a special song I composed for my mom”. I explained
“What did you just say?”. he asked with a scoff?
“Nothing”. I bit my lips
“Good boy”. he muttered patting me, get dressed we are going to a concert.
“We?” I repeated and he nodded
“I am feeling sick”. I complained and he scoffed
“Don’t dare me little brother” He warned standing up and flashed me a smile before walking out of the room.
I picked the book from the drawer where Nick kept it and shred it to pieces
“When will all this stop?”. I wondered
I dragged myself up from the bed and went over to the wardrobe to change my clothes before heading down the stairs
I met Nick and his manager seated on the sofa obviously waiting for me
“I am ready”. I announced and they both stood
“It is going to be a big concert and we need you to give your best shot”. His manager informed and I smirked
The drive to the concert was a quiet one as Nick behaved like I never existed, he kept on looking into his phone.
“What a snub!”
The concert hall became noisy immediately we walked in, or should I say immediately Nick walked in.
The shout of Nick name filled the air and I scoffed when I saw a lady faint at the sight of Nick
“Is this for real?
Nick instructed me to maintain the same pace with him as we walked towards the stage . I guess he was worried about loosing his voice , yes his voice.
“Who is the guy beside Nick?”. I heard a female voice asked , he is way cuter than Nick
I turned to look at Nick and met his gaze, it was obvious he heard it
We climbed up the stage and the manager accompanied me to the back stage
“Just concentrate”. he instructed, no one must know Nick is lip syncing
“What song am I to sing?”. I drawled
“The last song you recorded at the studio”. he replied
I looked at him and scoffed
“You mean you don’t know the title of the song”. I teased
“Quit teasing Chase” he said. It is your song so you should know better
“So you finally admit I am Nick voice and Music”. I drawled
“Just sing Chase”. he instructed . I hummed the lyrics of the song before I started singing
I heard the crowd go wild as they sang along with me or rather should I say Nick since they all believed he was the one singing
The rhythm soon changed to a rock and roll and I immediately started another song . It was the first song I composed and also one of my best
I felt tears streak down my face as I sang
There is a song inside of my soul
It is the one that I have tried to write over and over again
I am awake in the infinite cold
But you song to me over and over again
So I lie my head back down and I Lift my head and pray to be only yours
I know now you are my only hope………
I was soon done singing and i heard the Crowd screamed Nick Name in excitement
I peeped through a little opening and saw Nick waving at his fans
“When will all this end?”. I wondered , I really loved singing but my own elder brother stole my dreams.
Do I really have a choice?
This is serious