By Stefan Petrucha
Tonight's story . . .
Devin's rock band Torn is ready to hit the massive time. The haunting track he is simply written is getting buzz. among his attractive female friend, Cheryl, and the entire perks of high-school stardom, Devin's feeling beautiful stable.
Then his band mate is murdered. Viciously. Is it a gang slaying? Or has Devin's lingering melody known as up . . . anything . . . from the darkness?
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I want it to be Torn. I want it to be us. ‘Face’ is an okay song—that and my vocal got us the gig. You’ve got something there. But you’ve 37 also got Daddy’s kick-ass SUV and his giant bank account sending you to any college you want. ” So here it was. Cody’s life was on the brink, and he was all set, eager even, to take the plunge. Devin wished he felt the same, but if he put more time into the band, made it more than a hobby, how could he keep up his own schoolwork? Studying was the only thing that got him past half his classes.
How far was friendship supposed to go? If crazy Cody was stupid enough to borrow money from thugs, why should Devin risk his neck? “Devin! ” Cody shouted between blows. The Slit below him tried to block the manic flurry of punches, but Cody was too fast. The other Slit shifted. The car door was less than a foot away. Devin could get in quickly, then wait and watch. Like he always did. ” Cody bellowed. He turned his head. When he did, the Slit landed a blow to the side of his face. Cody was mean and fast, but no street 43 fighter and not very heavy.
Cody would do anything. But not Devin. He was 55 the nice guy. The good kid. The knot in Devin’s gut twisted. “Oh, Devin! Devin, Devin, Devin. ” the shrill voice shouted. ” Frozen at the rusted gate, Devin heard footsteps moving on a wooden floor. The next sound was a hard slap of skin against skin, followed by Karston’s whiny, “Ahh! ” That was it. Devin turned around, got back in his father’s car, drove home, and spent the rest of the afternoon fiddling with the melody to his new song, trying to get it just right, wondering if it would ever be bright and shiny enough to distract the adamant Cody, if only for a little while.