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Music Under the Spotlight (Lumity Band Au)

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Luz POV:

I sat on the couch, almost halfway asleep. After the band audition, I went to go help Eda with her stand, selling off more of her human artifacts. And once night had fallen, Eda asked if I would help her get a soomite tooth so she could test a new potion, to which I happily agreed.

Let's just say, getting chased by a giant pig like creature is as terrifying as it is tiring. Not to mention that distracting that thing was near impossible. But, Eda did manage to get the tooth and we both left with only a few bruises and scrapes.

And, in return for helping her for the night, she said that not only could I sleep in, but she'd try to find me a scroll. However, instead of taking Eda up on her offer to get more sleep, I decided to get up early to go visit my mom before her shift, filling her in about my first day.

When I mentioned how I auditioned for the band, she was really excited for me, which made me happy. I told her that I'd let her know what their decision was as soon as I could.

While I was still on Earth, I decided to pick up a six pack of bottled Cokes and a few different kinds of candy since I promised Amity I would bring them some human food for the band to try. I made sure to put the Cokes in the cooler when I got back, but the candy was just sprawled out on the table in front of me because of how tired I was.

Lightly scratching at the bandage on my cheek, I cracked open my eyes and looked at the ceiling. Behind me, I could hear the little patter of King's footsteps coming down the stairs, then leading into the kitchen. A few seconds later, I heard the cooler open.

"King?" I groggily called, trying to rub the sleep from my eyes. "Don't have any of the red bottles I put in the cooler!" The cooler shut, and King eventually made his way into the doorway, a look of annoyance held in his eyes.

"Why not?" He questioned, folding his tiny arms over his chest. Sitting up and popping my back, I sighed.

"I need them for later, that's why. Sorry buddy." I shot him a sympathetic smile, but he only huffed. I glanced over at the candies on the table when an idea hit me. I patted on the couch, motioning for him to take a seat next to me.

Reluctantly, the tiny demon waddled over to me, hopping up on the couch and taking a seat. I motioned towards the candy sprawled out on the table. "Which one you wanna try out?" I asked him, watching as his eyes lit up.

He took a minute, tapping one of his claws against his chin before he pointed to an upside down bag. "That one!" I picked up the bag and flipped it over, a smile finding its way to my face.

"Lifesavers gummies! Good choice." I tore open the bag, pouring a few of the circular candies in my hand. "Which one do you want?" Holding my hand out for King, he quickly plucked an orange one from my hand and popped it in his mouth.

"Why is it so chewy?" He mumbled as he continued to chew. I chuckled, taking a red one from my hand and putting it it my mouth before putting the rest back in the bag.

"That's just how they are." King shook his head, finally swallowing the candy. The tiny demon then stuck out his tongue, staring at the bag. "Whaddya think?" I asked him, placing the bag back on the table.

"They're... okay." He mumbled, crawling onto my lap to reach out for a different bag of candy. "I wanna try that one now." I picked him up, moving him back to my side.

"Maybe another time." King looked up at me offended, then started to pout. Hesitating for a moment, I sighed and gave in, randomly grabbing one of the boxes and tearing it open. "Here." I offered King another piece of candy. "It's a Bottlecap."

"Doesn't look like one." He said, taking the candy from my hand and quickly sticking it in his mouth.

I chuckled, setting the box back on the table. "You're right, it doesn't." I agreed, leaning back onto the couch again. My eyes fluttered for a moment, then closed, just relaxing in the moment. King crawled up onto my lap, laying his body against mine. His bony nose rested against my chin, the two sharp teeth lightly dug into my collarbones.

"Human candy is weird." He commented, making me chuckle. I placed a hand on his head, feeling him nuzzle into my touch.

"So is witch candy." I murmured, moving my hand under his chin so that his teeth weren't digging into my skin. King stretched out, ending his stretch with a cute little sigh before pushing himself off of me. I glanced down at my white shirt, which was now covered in little bits of King's fur.

He hopped off the couch and moved over to the window by the door, curling up in the window sill to bask in the sun. "Morning nap time." He mumbled before sighing.

"Sounds like a good idea." Laying across the couch, I used one arm as a pillow and the other to cover my eyes. A bit of time passed where there was only silence, then I could hear the heavy creaking of the wooden steps as someone walked down them.

Footsteps slowly got closer to the couch before stopping. "What's all this?" Moving my arm off of my eyes, I cracked one open to see Eda standing by the arm of the couch, one hand on her hip, the other wrapped around a glass of apple blood.

"Human candy." I mumbled, putting my arm back over my eyes. Eda snorted, probably shaking her head. She swiped my legs off the side of the couch, leaving me hanging halfway off the couch. I groaned in response, but I didn't bother to fix myself.

"I thought you were gonna sleep in?" Eda took a sip of her drink before placing it on the table, moving a few of the bags out of her way. I shrugged, taking my arm off of my eyes and looking up at the ceiling, blinking a few times to get rid of my blurry vision.

"I was going to." I mumbled, letting my arm hang off the side of the couch. "But I decided to give my mom a quick visit, fill her in on how the first day was."

Eda snorted again, taking another sip of her drink. "You didn't tell her you almost got eaten last night, did you?" I shook my head. "Okay good. Don't want her thinking I'm just using you as some kind of bait."

I chuckled at her response, fixing my position so I was sitting on the couch. We sat in the comfortable silence for a moment, and it was almost quiet enough for me to doze off again. I started to close my eyes, my head drooping forward before I jerked it up.

"If you're that tired kiddo, go back to bed." Eda muttered, pressing her thumb against her snaggletooth. "Besides, I don't open shop for another hour or so, so you can take it easy." I smiled, which made her shoot me half a grin before ruffling my hair. "Now get going."

I stood up, feeling a few of my joints pop in response to the movement. Then, I wrapped my arms around Eda, making her stiffen up. "Thanks Eda." She chuckled when I pulled away, shaking her head.

"I'll never get used to those." She muttered under her breath as I made my way to the stairs. Grabbing onto the railing, I paused before looking back.

"Just give me a call if you need help with anything!" Eda nodded her head, finishing off her drink. "Also, make sure King doesn't have any of those red bottles I put in the cooler please." She turned around, raising an eyebrow.

"What are those? Potions?" I shook my head.

"No, it's called soda. And I got them for my friends to try." She blinked a few times before shaking her head again. "Also they're like, pure sugar so..." Eda turned to look at King, then she sighed.

"Yeah, we're keeping him away from those then." Casting a quick spell circle, she floated all of the candy on the table onto the kitchen counter. I nodded my head, then quickly made my way upstairs to my room.

With a tired sigh, I pulled open my door and carefully closed it behind me, dragging my feet over to my sleeping bag. I got down on the floor and laid down on my stomach, sticking both of my arms under my pillow for support. Laying my head sideways on my pillow, I stared at the clutter that lined the walls of my room.

"I really should organize this stuff." I mumbled as my eyes slowly closed, leaving me in darkness. The darkness didn't last, because what felt like moments later, I could feel something nudging my face.

Opening my eyes, I squinted because of how bright my room was. Then, looking over to my right, I saw a familiar, tube like owl nudging my cheek. I screamed in surprise, shooting up and scooting back.

"Luz! You're finally awake!" Hooty said happily, ignoring the fact he practically gave me a heart attack. "There's someone at the door for you! Hoot hoot!" He then retracted back out of my window, twisting himself on the way down. I watched him as he left, blinking a few times.

"Did he... open the window by himself?" I muttered, lightly rubbing my eyes. Then, standing up, I closed the window and tried to rub out the wrinkles on my shirt and jeans. I wondered who was at the door, assuming that it was probably Willow and Gus again.

Thundering down the old steps, I jumped off the last few, then slowly walked towards the door. From my side, I could hear Hooty's muffled voice talking to whoever was on the other side with him. "She'll be down in a minute! Hoot hoot!" He happily chirped. "While you wait, do you wanna hear about my day?"

I quickly closed the gap between me and the door, pulling it open to spare the person on the other side. However, instead of being met by Willow or Gus like I assumed, I was met with Amity. Her eyes widened slightly at my appearance before a smile landed on her face. Hooty continued talking, but I didn't pay attention to a word he was saying.

"Amity! What are you doing here?" I asked, leaning against the door frame. However, I slipped off the doorway and nearly fell flat on my face, but I barely managed to catch myself in time. With a nervous chuckle, I stood straight up, crossing my arms.

She chuckled at my antics, a small smile on her face. "I just thought I'd drop by." She said, a smile still on her face. I took a step back and motioned for her to come inside. The witch seemed to hesitate for a moment, then with a sigh, she carefully stepped inside the owl house.

I closed the door behind her, Hooty still rambling about his day. Amity's eyes wandered along the walls of the house, a subtle look of astonishment on her face. "I'm surprised you're here this early." She looked over at me, raising an eyebrow.

"Luz, it's almost noon." The smile that was on her face dropped, quickly being replaced with a look of concern. "What happened?" She brought a hand up to my cheek, carefully rubbing her thumb over my bandage and sending large jolts of electricity down my spine.

"Oh..." I hesitated for a moment, distracted by the fact that she was cupping my cheek. "I was scratched by a branch while being chased by a soomite." Her eyebrows furrowed together.

"You didn't think to distract it?" I leaned into her hand, not realizing that I was doing so.

"That was how I was distracting it." Amity's eyes widened and she took a deep breath to try and compose herself. She clasped both of her hands together, letting out an exasperated sigh.

"Why..." She started, eyeing me up and down for a moment. "Why didn't you use wiglac to distract it?" I missed the warmth of her hand, but I quickly shook away the feeling.

I shrugged, rubbing the back of my neck. "Eda said that wiglac makes it angry." Amity's hands clenched into fists, her ears pinned down.

"That's the point." She hissed. "It makes it angry enough so that it'll attack the plant, which will temporarily paralyze after they attack it."

"Wait really?!" A frustrated, thin smile showed on her lips as she nodded her head. "Oh..."

"If you two were in soomite territory, there should have been wiglac almost around every corner." She mumbled, rubbing the bridge of her nose. "Did you actually get hurt by the soomite?" Her tone softened slightly, her gaze moving towards my bandage.

"Not directly. Most of my scratches and bruises were from the trees." I laughed, rubbing my arm. "Well that and me falling."

She shook her head, her pointed ears slowly going back up. "I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt." I felt my heart flutter at the fact she was worried about me, a big grin appearing on my lips.

I lightly nudged her with my elbow. "You care about me~" I said in a singsong tone, followed by a laugh. Amity stammered for a moment, then sighed.

"Of course I care about you." She mumbled, muttering something I couldn't catch under her breath.

"What was that?" Her eyes widened as a pale blush crept up to her cheeks.

"Nothing!" She squeaked, shooting me a nervous smile. I squinted my eyes at her for a moment, then just shrugged. Taking a seat on the couch, I patted next to me, offering her a seat. Sitting down next to me, she sat straight up and crossed one leg over the other, clasping her hands together in her lap.

Glancing at her posture, I snorted. "You don't have to be so formal." Amity just shook her head. I leaned back on the couch, studying her features for a moment. She looked, tense almost, like she was hiding something. "Alright, there's no way you just wanted to stop by, what's up?"

She froze up, making me raise an eyebrow. "I mean..." Amity trailed off, her gaze drifting to the side.

I gasped, making Amity jump slightly. "Wait a minute, were you missing me?" Her ears went down, giving me the answer I was looking for. "You missed me!" I pulled her into a hug, feeling her tense up at my touch.

"So what I missed you?" She stammered before clearing her throat. "But that's not the only reason why I dropped by." Tilting my head, I raised an eyebrow at her, watching as a large smile slowly snuck onto her face.

"What was the other reason then?" She took my hand in hers, her eyes glittering.

"I came by to say congrats!" She quipped, but that only raised more questions rather than answers.

"Congrats? For what?" Amity smirked.

"Congrats on landing a spot in the band." My shoulders fell and my eyes went wide. My brain took a minute to process what she said, the gears in my head getting faster and faster until I finally jumped up, standing in front of the witch.

"You're kidding." My voice went a pitch higher than usual, I was convinced that she had to be joking with me. "You've gotta be pulling my leg." Amity blinked a few times, turning her head slightly out of confusion.

"Clearly I'm not." She chuckled, and then it hit me that they don't use phrases like that on the Boiling Isles. "And I'm dead serious. You're on the band." A low squeal started in my throat which slowly rose in pitch and volume.

I jumped up and down a few times, then threw myself onto Amity, pulling her into a hug. "I can't believe it!" Amity winced slightly at my volume and I quickly pulled back. She gently rubbed around her ear. "Oh gosh, sorry."

"It's alright, I'm glad your excited." She smiled, her ear twitching for a moment before falling still.

"I'm going to be in an actual band!" I squealed, spinning around in a circle. "Wait." I stopped spinning, turning back towards Amity. "Do I need to get my own drums? Cause uh, I don't exactly have my own."

Amity shook her head. "You're gonna be using Edric's set." I breathed a sigh of relief, sitting back down on the couch.

"Okay good." I chuckled, rubbing the back of my neck. "I don't think I'd be able to convince Eda to get me a set." Amity nodded her head.

"Edric will show you how to adjust it and such." I nodded my head, popping my fingers out of excitement. "And I can get you the practice schedule today at the welcoming party."

"Welcoming party?" Amity sighed, nodding her head.

"That's what Edric likes call it. Really all it is, is just us hanging out and showing off the rooms and stuff like that." She chuckled, leaning back slightly.

"I get my own room?" I squealed, but Amity shook her head.

"Unfortunately no, the studio doesn't have any other spare rooms." She paused for a moment, her gaze turning to the walls. "But, you can share a room with me."

I perked up at that statement, a blush rising to my cheeks that I quickly forced down. "So when is this welcoming party?" I put on a corny accent, watching as Amity had to bite back a chuckle.

"It starts whenever I drag your butt back to the studio." I laughed, which made Amity start to chuckle. "But that's whenever you can leave." She muttered, rubbing her arm.

I stood up, stretching slightly. "Honestly, I think we could head out now!" Amity stood up as well, her hands still clasped together. Then, I remembered all the snacks I got for the band to try. "Oh, wait!"

Darting off to the kitchen, I dashed to the cooler and threw it open, grabbing the pack of cokes with one hand. Then, moving to the counter, I went to grab the assortment of candies when I stumbled across a note.

"Out at the stand King's with me - Eda" I placed the note back down with a smile, then scooped up all the candy and returned to the living room.

Amity glanced at the snacks I held in my arms, confusion painted clear on her face. "I told you I'd get snacks for you guys to try!" She shook her head, moving over and taking some of the candy from me to lighten my load.

"I'm calling it now, Edric will choke on one of these." Amity said as she glanced over one of the candy bags, raising an eyebrow. "Goldbears?" She asked, turning to me and I nodded my head.

"Yep! Technically you can just call them gummy bears though." Amity continued to read over the bags, softly pronouncing the names of the candies under her breath.

While we walked to the studio, we struck up conversations. Every once and awhile, she would ask a question or two about a specific candy, which I was happy to fill in.

"Okay wait, wait, wait, say the Skittles phrase again." I cleared my throat, hitting my chest with my fist a few times before furrowing my eyebrows.

"Taste the rainbow." I said in the deepest voice I could manage, making Amity crack up laughing once again. I laughed with her, snorting a few times.

"Why is that their phrase?" She managed to ask between chuckles, adjusting the few bags of candies in her arms.

"The candy is the color of the rainbow. I'll have to show you one sometime." Her eyes widened as a look of concern flashed across her face. "It won't turn you inside out, don't worry!" I quickly added, which seemed to ease the witch.

The rest of the walk to the studio didn't take long, and before I knew it, we were at the studio. Amity drew a quick spell, the door clicking in response before cracking open. She pushed the rest of her door open with her foot and motioned for me to go inside.

"Mittens is that you? Or is that you Viney?" Emira called out, which was followed by Edric's laughter. The two of us walked into the main room, where the rest of the band was.

Edric and Boscha were both pointing to something on her scroll and laughing, Emira was leaning on the table, drawing small, blue illusions that disappeared just as quick as they appeared. Matt was sitting on one of the bean bag chairs, staring at his scroll.

"Oh! Hey welcome back!" Emira nudged Edric, gaining his attention. He smiled, then turned to Amity.

"Took you long enough to get here! Now the welcoming party can get started!" He glanced down at all the snacks in our hands, raising an eyebrow before his face lit up.

"I brought snacks!" I went over to the table and set the candy down, Amity copying my actions. "Oh, and I brought you guys a drink to try!" I started to pull the cokes out of their plastic rings, handing one to each of the band members. "Just don't shake it."

"Will it explode?" Both the twins asked, eyeing their bottles with a mischievous look in their eyes.

"Yeah, but not in the way you're thinking." They both smiled at one another, clearly considering it. But, before they could do anything, Amity grabbed them both by an ear, hissing at them to not do it.

I handed one to Boscha, who took it and nodded her head to me as a thank you. Then, I went to hand one to Matt, who eyed it over for a moment, before glaring at me. "I don't want it."

"Oh, alright then! I leave it out in case you want it later." I set his drink down on the table, then passed Amity her drink. "And guys, I wouldn't like, try to take a big drink right away, cause I have no idea if you guys have something like soda here."

"Why not? Will it kill us?" Boscha questioned, a teasing tone laced in her voice. Matt perked up at that question, a suppressed smile on his lips. I shook my head, noticing how Matt sunk down in disappointment.

"No, it's just carbonated, and it might feel like it burns for the first sip." I muttered, making Boscha nod.

Both the twins turned to one another, glancing at their bottles, then at each other for a moment. "Twenty snails to whoever can chug the most without choking." Emira quickly said, her brother nodding in response.

Amity sighed, shaking her head as she turned away from her siblings. The twins both twisted open the caps to their sodas, flinching when it hissed at them. Then, they put the caps in their hands and started to chug.

Almost instantly, they both started to choke. Tears brimmed their eyes as they struggled to not spit out the soda in their mouths. Boscha laughed, pointing her scroll over to the twins, most likely recording a video.

Matt rolled his eyes at the two of them, standing up to leave the room. On his way, he smacked Edric on the back, then disappeared around the corner. Amity slowly opened her drink, her ears going down slightly at the sound it made in response.

I cracked open my own drink and took a long sip, enjoying the flavor. Amity glanced down at her drink, then up at me, clearly hesitating for a moment, then she took a small sip. Her eyes widened slightly and her ears went down as she coughed a few times, tightly holding the drink in her hand.

Her coughing fit ended far faster than the twins, who were still coughing, and she just stared at the drink for a moment, tears brimming her eyes. "You don't have to finish it if you don't like it." I said softly.

She waved her hand at me, slowly wiping her eyes. "No no, it's good." She mumbled, slowly taking another small sip. "I'm just not used to it."

The twins were finally starting to calm down, wiping their eyes to clear their vision. "Who won?" Edric managed to choke out, turning towards Boscha, who finally put her scroll down.

Boscha hummed for a moment, tapping her chin with her finger before shrugging. "No clue." Edric groaned, turning to his twin, who was still resting her hands on her knees, taking in short breaths of air.

"You're lucky, now you don't owe me twenty snails." Emira's head snapped up to her brother, squinting her eyes at him for a moment.

"You really think you beat me? You wish." She laughed, placing the cap on her drink. They both moved over to the counter, looking over all the different kinds of candy.

"Gods, you went all out didn't you?" Edric turned to me, a big smile on his face. I nodded, which made him chuckle.

We all decided to lounge around, the others testing out the candy that I brought along. And it turned out Amity was right, Edric would choke on one of the candies, only because he swallowed a Sweettart wrong. At this point, Boscha had opened her drink and took a sip, surprisingly not showing any signs of discomfort after doing so.

"How?" Edric asked exasperated, which made Boscha shrug. She smirked at the witch, taking another sip.

"Because unlike you, I'm not a wuss." She taunted, Edric's hands closing into fists.

"Oh yeah?" He reached for his drink, probably to start chugging it again. However, Amity placed a hand over the bottle, shaking her head at her brother. "Oh come on Mittens! She's challenging me!"

"She's just trying to get you to choke again." Amity muttered, making Boscha burst out laughing.

"C'mon Am, you ruined it!" Boscha laughed, Amity just shook her head again. "It would've been funny!" The three eyed witch stood up, placing a hand on her hip.

"Yeah, until he spit the soda onto you." Amity said as she rolled her eyes, grabbing the bag of Skittles and pulling it open. She popped a few of them in her mouth before Emira took the bag. I watched as her eyes darted across the bag for a minute, then she snorted.

"What kind of phrase is that?" Emira chuckled, showing Edric the bag. Amity stood up, trying to snag the bag back from her sister. Edric read over the bag, also snorting at the phrase.

Then, his eyes suddenly lit up and he looked at Amity with a scheming look. In one swift motion, he grabbed her shoulders and spun her around before shoving her towards me. "Go on Mittens, why don't you go taste the rainbow?"

Amity slammed into my chest, nearly taking the two of us down to the ground. She quickly pulled back, her ears pinned down as a dark blush painted her cheeks and her ears. I knew for a fact that my face was also getting pretty red.

She spun back around, struggling to chew out her brother without stammering. "You could've gotten one of us hurt!" Edric laughed, ruffling her hair, which only made her even more angry.

"Aw chillax Mittens, I was just helping you taste the rainbow." He wiggled his eyebrows at her, which only made her cheeks flush a darker shade of red. She started to yell at him, which was actually more like a bunch of angry squeaks.

I watched as she got angry at her siblings, who were only laughing because of how red she was getting. Then, I felt a tap on my shoulder, and turning around I was met with Boscha. "You want a quick tour of the studio? They'll probably be at that for awhile." She nodded towards the siblings. I gave her a quick nod.

Boscha motioned for me to follow her, both of us passing by the Blights, where the twins were now cracking jokes about their younger sister. "So this is the sound room." Boscha motioned to the room before opening the door.

Inside, the room was cast in a teal light, filled with things like Boscha and Amity's guitars, string replacements, and something that reminded me of a computer. We both back out of the room, Boscha made sure to close the door, then we started to walk down the hallway.

"Since you've already been down here, you've already seen the rooms, but I assume Amity didn't show you the end of the hall?" I shook my head, Boscha nodding in response. "That's what I thought."

We both went to the end of the hall, Boscha went to push the door open, but it wouldn't budge. She groaned, then drew a quick spell circle before trying to door again. Still wouldn't budge. "This stupid door always gets stuck." The three eyed witch hissed in irritation before taking a few steps back.

Then, she rammed the door with her shoulder, the door giving way and swinging open. Boscha stumbled for a second, then managed to straighten herself out. I slowly followed inside, my eyes traveling all over the room. "Woah..." I said in awe, staring at all the equipment.

"This is the recording booth." Boscha leaned against a table, smirking at my excitement.

"This place looks so technical!" I dashed over to the sound board, my hands hovering over the buttons and switches that I didn't dare touch in fear of messing something up.

"One of the best in the Boiling Isles." She bragged, getting off the table and moving towards the door. I moved over by her, assuming that we were leaving the room. "Oh, and by the way, keep this door propped open somehow whenever your inside, otherwise it could close and get stuck."

I nodded, mentally making a note about the door. We both left the recording booth, Boscha walking at a slow pace. "I'll make sure to show you the spare storage room later, and get you a key for the studio door." Boscha put her hands behind her head, still walking forward. "Has Am given you the practice schedule yet?"

"Not yet no." She rolled her eyes, a small chuckle escaping her. I could hear her mutter something under her breath that I couldn't quite understand. "What was that?"

"Just said she gets distracted way too easily." Boscha murmured, which confused me slightly. Amity wasn't usually the type to distracted easily, but maybe that's changed over the years. "Anyways, let's go make sure Am doesn't kill one of her siblings."

We both went back to the main room to find the three of them still fighting, but it looked like it had toned down a little. Matt was nowhere to be found, which meant he was most likely still off in his room, ignoring the five of us. "Oi Amity!" Boscha called out, gaining her attention. "Why don't you get her the practice schedule already?" She jabbed a thumb in my direction, Amity's eyes widened slightly.

"Oh, right!" Amity stopped bickering with her siblings and made her way over to the table, flipping open a notebook before pulling out a sheet of paper. She handed it to me, and our fingertips barely touched when I grabbed the paper from her hand, sending small jolts of electricity down my arm, which I honestly thought was only a dumb cliche until now.

"Thanks." I said softly, scanning over the dates and times.

"Let me know when you get your scroll, then I'll just message you the dates. That way, they won't be as easy to lose." I nodded, still glancing over the dates. Most practices were every other day, except for a few about two weeks from now, which there was a practice everyday. "The next show is in three weeks, think you can memorize the songs by then?"

"Definitely!" I pocketed the schedule, giving Amity a thumbs up. She grinned, shaking her head slightly. Edric jumped up from his seat, wrapping his arm around my shoulder and giving me a noogie.

"Welcome to the band Luz!" He exclaimed with a mix of different candies in his mouth, making him slur his words slightly, which made me start to chuckle. Emira appeared on my other side, leaning onto my shoulder.

"Yeah, welcome to the band cutie." Emira winked before she also ruffled my hair. Amity rolled her eyes at her siblings, moving over to the table and sitting down, opening her notebook and scribbling something down.

Edric let go of me, patting me on the back a few times. "Now, let me show you how to set up the drums!"