Summary: Risa has a secret passion. Singing. When her best friend accidentally found out how good she is, she urged her to make a video and post it on YouTube. Thus, Vizard_Masquerade was born. Jonathan, is your popular Joe, intelligent, rich and good looking, stumbles upon Vizard's video and decided to look for her. Will he ever find her?
Chapter 1: The Kleenex Mask
It all started when Alyssa forced me to post a video in YouTube when she heard me singing in my room. Singing was my secret passion and is what I live for but no one's supposed to know that. Well, not anyone close to me at least. I didn't want to do it at first, but then she told me that I didn't have to show my face. With that, Vizard_Masquerade were born.
"What about the mask?" I asked her worriedly. I perform in some dingy bars away from home whenever I felt singing and decide to ditch school but I always make sure that no one I know will recognize me, hence, the dingy bars.
She looked around my room and spotted an empty box of Kleenex. "What're you gonna do with the box?" I laughed. She grabbed a pair of scissors on my desk and started cutting it. I watched her with amusement and wondered if I could use this time to escape. I stood up and started edging my way out my door while she was busy cutting stuff.
Just before I touched the door handle, she happily shouted, "Done!"
I froze at the spot while she stared at my now empty seat at the bed. "Riz!" she drawled.
I slowly turned around to face her, an uncertain smile pasted on my face. She stood there, hands on her hips and her makeshift mask dangling on her forefinger. Oh! Help me God!
"You my friend are not going anywhere!" I groaned and made my way back to my bed. Why can't I say no to her? It's a simple two letter word. I could always say it to anyone why can't I say it to her?
She handed me her makeshift mask with two holes for my eyes and strings at either end. I saw a hair band on my side desk and bundled my hair up and tried to fit the mask on. When I finished, she had set up the camera and was placing a chair beside my window. I assumed that she wanted me to sit there and so, I did.
She smiled at me behind the camera. "You ready girl?"
I nodded. Somehow, I'm excited about what the outcome of our little video would be. I know I was opposed at first but now that I'm singing, I can't help but get lost and enjoy myself.
After finishing the song, I was refreshed, elated almost. For a moment, I forgot that my best friend was there and that we were filming. I almost thought that I was in some far away dingy bar just like the usual. Then I felt Alyssa's heavy stare and my smile faltered.
I stared back at her, trying to decipher what's in her mind. For a while, she just stared at me, not saying anything. "Aly?" I asked.
She blinked, once, twice. "Whoa!" She said and I smiled. "I didn't know you were that good! You're amazing Riz! Where have I been all my life?"
"I dunno, maybe you never came out of your cave." I joked and we laughed.
Jonathan Andrew Clarkson POV
It was one of those moments when I'm looking through YouTube, trying to find some good songs to download in iTunes. It's Saturday today and well, I don't have anywhere else to go. I called Toby and Adrian, my best friends, this morning to ask them to hang out and maybe go to some bar later but they were having bad hangovers from yesterday's party at Cindy's. So here I am, searching for songs to download and add to my collection in my iPod.
I signed in like usual, went to the music categories and briefly browsed the page. A certain thumbnail caught my attention. It was a picture of a girl with a funny-looking mask. The lights were streaming from her window and the curtain was floating at her back. The video had over 9000 views.
"What's up with the mask?" I asked myself and clicked the video. Then it started. In front of me was a beauty I never imagined existed till now.
What day is it? And in what month?
This clock never seemed so alive
Her brown hair was tied up in a messy bun, a few locks escaping it and framing her face. Her funny-looking mask was covering half of her face and obscuring the view of her eyes.
And it's you and me and all other people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you
The light streaming from her window gave her a mysterious shadow and her voice was beautiful, clear and full of emotions.
Everything he does is beautiful
Everything he does is right
When she finally stopped and smiled. She looked like an angel.
I stared at the smiling girl, dimmed by the black screen and obscured by the popped out boxes, then at the description box. "Vizard_Masquerade"
The video's been viewed 9680 times and it was only been posted for a day. I skimmed through the description but it said nothing about Vizard. I scroll down to read the comments people have been putting. It ranges from "Great job! You're amazing" to "Marry me".
I didn't leave any comments but I am definitely downloading 'You and Me' by Lifehouse. I clicked at her profile and found out that she's 17 years old and is living in California. At least, she's at the same state that I am in. But I was being overtly positive about this. I could never find her even if I wanted to. California is such a big state and there are hundreds or even thousands of girls with brown hair. The video also didn't give me any information except that she's the most beautiful girl I've ever seen or heard. And well, Jonathan Andrew Clarkson, son of James Anthony Clarkson the owner of the JAC Records, is not turning to a stalker.
I decided that I'll subscribe to her channel like 500 or so people have done and add her as a friend and maybe I'll send her an email.
Risa Catherine Winston POV
Alyssa was the one who signed me up in YouTube and set the account for me. She was also the one who edited the video and uploaded it. The video we filmed was now up for a day and this is the first time I'm signing in as Vizard_Masquerade.
I looked through my profile and was happy that Alyssa didn't put much information about us, except our age and our state. It wasn't like anyone would be able to track us down with just our age and state. I highly doubt that. Anyway, I'm not willing to give away any more information about my whereabouts or who I am other than that.
In case you are wondering, it's not because I'm afraid of stalkers. I am, but that's not the point. Singing you see, is something personal for me. It's the only thing that keeps me going when I'm down and it's like an escape for me from all the expectations that my parents and everyone have on me. It's my secret oasis. When I sing, I sing for myself and everything and anything just seems to fade away. I feel rejuvenated afterwards. It's like my personal energy drink. And I'd like to keep it that way. Haha. Selfish right?
Another reason is I'm sort of shy when it comes to people who know me. Ok. Maybe you're wondering that if I'm shy, how come I can sing in front of the people in those dingy bars. The answer is because they're strangers. They don't know me and likewise, I don't know them. We don't have any personal connection. For me, they're just people who drink and want to have a fun time in a bar. For them, I'm a person who sings and has nothing to do. Do you get me? We don't know each other and we don't care about each other. I sing, and they get entertained. Everyone's happy it's as simple as that and I don't have to worry about what they'll think about me afterwards because they're strangers.
I kept my singing a secret from everyone and even from my best friend, which by the way, happen to hear me accidentally in my bedroom. When she found out, I was shocked and a bit afraid of her reaction so I was really relieved that she liked it. But I didn't tell her one thing though. I didn't tell her that I've been going to some dingy bars to sing.
I clicked the video and a new tab appeared. After a moment, I heard myself singing and I smiled. The video has over 9600 views now and over 80 comments. I know that that is really impressive considering that the video's only been up for a day and I couldn't help but feel excited. I read every comment I had and I had to laugh whenever someone comments about my makeshift mask.
I was so overwhelmed by the support, I was getting from all of these people and it felt amazing. I liked singing in a bar with a small group of people but singing for more than 9000 people gives me the chills.
From then on I decided to continue being Vizard_Masquerade.
Now... I just wish that no one from school finds out who Vizard_Masquerade is.
AN: Hi! This is actually my 2nd multi-chapter story here in FP but The YouTuber is actually the 3rd. Besided Marriage Arrangement and The YouTuber, I also have another one posted in my blog. I came up with this idea when i was browsing my friend's blog. She posted a link of this guy called ebgarcia (the link for the video's on my profile) and after watching his vid i sort of decided to write. So it's actually thanks to him and my friend that this story is here. Hope you enjoyed reading it and look forward to the future chapters!
Just like any other writers here in FP I'd like to hear your opinion! So, Reviews are really appreciated! :)