“Billboard, Number One!”: music industry, adorable couple, last day!!// StayHomeWriMo Day 30

Hey y’all!

Wow, I can’t believe today’s the LAST DAY of this challenge! This is absolutely crazy! I had a ton of fun writing (almost) every day and publishing it here and I hope I didn’t annoy you all with all of the posts XD.

On the other hand, I’m kind of grateful that this is over because it was a little stressful (though also extremely satisfying and very fun!) to post every day and write something not just new butΒ decent haha.

Thank you to everyone who commented this month! Your comments really mean so much to me and they boosted my ego x10000 πŸ˜‰

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“Oh my god,” Azia whispers.

She grips her phone with her hands, staring at the screen, wide-eyed.

”One Two Three, Smile’ is Number One on the Billboard charts today!‘”Β she reads out.

“Oh my god!” Azia shrieks, jumping up and down. “I- I can’t believe it!”

Her hair is flopping into her face but she doesn’t notice because she turns to me, ecstatic and pacing through the living room.

“Jes! My song is number one on the Billboard!” Azia throws her arms around me, squeezing hard.

I laugh and hug her back, and Azia buries her face in my jacket.

“I’m proud of you Az, this is amazing! I can’t believe how far you’ve come!”

Azia plops down next to me on the couch, snuggling against my jacket. “It’s soΒ soft…”Β she murmurs teasingly in reference to the sherpa coat I’m always wearing that she gifted me for my birthday last year.

Actually, though, I’m so proud of Azia. She’s always had a voice of gold but her first song was recorded two years ago- at the beginning of our sophomore year of high school. She published it under the name of AAveyard- her initials, but the name Aveyard came from one of the characters in a story we had written in middle school. From there, her music career just completely blew up and ‘One Two Three, Smile’, her fifth song, was probably my favorite.

She smiled up at me brightly, her skin the color of toasted hazelnuts, and her dark hair is messy and adorable.

God, she’s amazing.

“So what do you think, Jes?” Azia asks me. “Do you think I should do a face reveal?”

I pause to think about it. On one hand, an identity reveal would release so much stress on Azia and everyone who knows about her being AAveyard and it’d be super exciting. But, on the other hand, the paparazzi could get overwhelming. And we were just seniors in high school, anyways.

Plus, it meant that Azia’s life would become very public. And I didn’t know how I felt about having the whole of AAveyard’s fanbase- like,Β millions of people– knowing who I was because we were in a relationship.

“Well,” I choose my words carefully, “I honestly think it’s up to you, Azia.”

Azia makes a face. “I was really hoping you’d give an actual answer, Jes.” Then her face lights up. “Oh! Let’s make a pro-and-con chart! I know how much you love those,” she jokes, and she’s absolutely right.

I’m a complete sucker for any type of list- Venn diagrams, pros vs. cons, even a simple to-do list. I’m also total trash for any type of tech.

Azia makes music and I make codes. That’s just the way we’ve always been.

So I grab a sharpie and pad of paper from the coffee table in the living room that we’re sitting in, reluctant to leave the couch, and, well, Azia.

“So… pros of doing an identity reveal,” I start, quickly scribbling a chart.

“I’ll be so relieved,” Azia offers. “Like, I won’t have to worry about keeping it a secret all the time, not participating in talent shows, and not singing in front of others.”

I nod and write that down.

Relief, don’t have to hide identity.

“But,” I put in, “It also means that your entire life will be under scrutiny, you know. The paparazzi is gonna be obsessed with you for a while and your whole fanbase is going to erupt.”

Azia sighs and puts her head in her hands. “Yeah, I know. But they’re gonna find out anyway, you know? Like, I can’t keep hiding from them. Eventually, someone’s going to figure it out.”

“But,” I add, and realize that I’m literally the voice of pessimism here, “At least you could wait until high school is over, right?”

Azia grins at me, poking my nose. “You really don’t want me to do an identity reveal, do you? You know you don’t have to be revealed too, right?”

I sigh and run a hand through my short hair. “I mean, sure, I guess. I just- I just don’t want to lose you.”

Azia’s gaze softens and she snuggles up against me, tucking her head into my chin.

“If the paparazzi and fans take up so much of your time, what’s going to happen to us? What about our friends? And school and going to the mall and hanging out in general? Everything’s gonna change, Az. I just don’t want it to change.”

Azia’s quiet for a minute. “Jes, I know it’s gonna be hard. For me and my family and friends and for you, too. But this is something I’ve dreamt of for two years, now, and this is literally the perfect opportunity for me to reveal my identity. Part of me thinks that the fanbase is gonna give up on me if I don’t reveal anything about myself soon. I agree with you that it’s gonna be hard to do pretty much anything in public and we’ll- I’ll- probably have no privacy, like, at all. It’s hard to explain but this music career could make my entire life different if I get into it now and I just- I just really want to do this, you know?”

I give her a side-hug. “Az, you know I’ll support your decision no matter what. And, yeah, there’s a lot of benefits to an identity reveal, too. Your career could be solidified now and I know you’ve been struggling to find career options outside of music.”

I suddenly laugh. “The more I talk about it, the more your side’s making sense.”

Azia smirks and pushes her forehead against mine. “I’m the voice of reason, Jes. You should know that by now.”

We both know she’s joking- I’m the pragmatic guy, she’s the get-out-there-and-change-the-worldΒ type of girl, and we’re perfect for each other.

“Okay,” I say, taking a deep breath in. “I have an idea of how you can do the reveal.”

Azia’s eyes twinkle and she leans in. “Oh, really? Spill!”

I explain to her my idea and delight in watching her face light up as I speak.

“Okay,” Azia says slowly. “So I’m going to record a video and send it explaining who I am and the general thank you stuff. Right now. And you’re going to be in it too?”

I nod anxiously, “Is that alright?”

Azia’s face breaks out into a smile. “Yeah, of course! I was actually hoping that you’d be fine in going live with our relationship and all.”

I nod to her, and I mean it, but I’m secretly scared.

I pull my phone out of my jeans pocket and flip the camera so it’s facing me and Azia when we scoot next to each other on the couch.

“Ready?” I ask, gulping.

“Yeah!” Azia says, grabbing my left hand and squeezing it.

“Okay,” I say, and my finger hovers above the button.

“Go!”

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I hope you enjoyed today’s story! This is like the second story I wrote with an actual straight couple XD and one of the only ones out of like four this month with male protagonists! I def have a problem where I only write girls haha.

I think I might take a break from blogging for the next week-ish because I need the break lol and I’ve been up til 11 every day writing these posts but I’ll be back before you know it! (also sorry for letting my comments build up over the past few days)

Did you enjoy today’s post? Opinion on paparazzi and famous people? How did you like my April challenge? How was your April?

xoxoadiforadi1

16 thoughts on ““Billboard, Number One!”: music industry, adorable couple, last day!!// StayHomeWriMo Day 30

  1. ADITI YOU FREAKIN’ MADE IT! Girl I am so proud of you, happy for you and just buzzing at all our talent ☺️ Got to admit, this story was my favourite out of all of them! You definitely ended on a good note 😊 This would be an awesome novel, like I really want to read what happens next ahh! πŸ˜‚ Your writing skills ave been amazing, so proud of you for completing this challenge! Have a fabulous May girlie, enjoy your break off bogging (you definitely deserve one!) and speak soon πŸ’– Well done again you talented popcorn! 🍿

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    1. AH I’M SO HAPPY TOO!! And thank you very very much πŸ₯° oh really?! I’m really glad that I ended on a good note, I was kinda worried that it was going to be mediocre. A lot of my stories had weird flow tbh haha like the vampire one and the dystopian and the fairy one.
      Thank you so much 😘 Aw thanks haha. I think I’m gonna shorten my break a little because my stats definitely soared last month and I’m going to be really sad if they go down a lot XD. Also, I came up with a great post idea about a new TV series and I want to post it while it’s still relevant! πŸ˜‰

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      1. YOU SHOULD BE!! Aw of course πŸ₯° For sure! I’ve loved all your stories, and the dystopian one was amazing and the vampire one, the fairy one had a weird vibe but I kinda liked it you know?!
        Aww πŸ’– That’s amazing! Go girl, I’ve been MIA for 5 days, oops?! That’s amazing I think you use of posted it by now so I’ll check it out πŸ’•

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  2. THE LAST ONE !!! AHH– I CAN’T BELIEVE IT !! YOU DID SO WELL !!! πŸ’™πŸ’™ ALL YOUR WRITNG WAS AMAZING AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT ALL!! I can imagine it was a bit stressful but well done Adi !!

    This was so fun !! I love the music aspect and dealing with fame is so interesting to me so I loved that !! Also the fact that Jes loved lists made me so happy !! 😍
    Another wonderful piece, you are really talented !! πŸ’™πŸ’™
    I totally understand wanting a break and I hope you have a relaxing time !! But I’m excited for your return of course !! πŸ’•

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    1. AHHH THANK YOU SOSOSO MUCH SOPHIE!! πŸ’› Your support is much appreciated and it means a lot that you commented on basically all of my posts!
      Aw thanks! Haha Jes is our little boi who loves organization. πŸ’› omg thank you so much, I actually think my head grew 500 times bigger this month XD.
      Aw thanks! I think I’ll be cutting my break a little short- like only a few more days- because my stats were awesome in April and I’m gonna be sad if they plunge again XD and because I just watched a new and popular TV show that I want to write a post about really bad! πŸ’™

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  3. AHHHHHH I’M SO PROUD OF YOU GIRL!!!! your writing was amazing and i loved reading these stories every day, you did such a good job!!! πŸ˜€ ❀❀

    the romance in this was so cute! i can relate with only writing girls hahaha, but i loved this story! again, i’m so proud of you for doing this challenge… and don’t worry about having to take a break, i totally get it and you deserve it! can’t wait for you to come back though πŸ˜‰ πŸ’–

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    1. THANK YOUUUU πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ your continuous support means a lot to me and honestly I’m glad I did this challenge even just for all the sweet comments XD.
      Haha I actually went out of my comfort zone a lot this month, on purpose- I basically stopped writing guys and white people last year so I tried writing some guys and white people this month which is pretty much the opposite problem that everyone else has πŸ˜‚. But what can I say- I’m woke XD.
      Thanks! I really like their ship hehe- Jesia? πŸ˜‚ Aw, thanks! I think I’ll be cutting my break a little shorter and coming back in a few days because I have another post idea which I think you especially will love !! (I dare you to guess why XD)

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  4. ughghghghghghghghghghgh I’m gonna miss all the daily stories from you :/ but at least you went out with a bang! Seriously I cannot fathom how you came up with (about) 30 stories??!!! AND YOU ACTUALLY DECIDED ON NAMES FOR YOUR CHARACTERS (woowwwwwww)
    Haha I have the opposite problem- I literally only write from the POV of guys (except for Zenith of the Sea, with Eddie’s POV. but then I have Cas’s POV so like yeahhhh)
    Hahahhahahahahahahahahah I can’t sleep anytime before 11 you’re luckyyyy
    AND LISTS ARE MY JAM!
    Also famous people should have the same amount of privacy as normal people. (especially with the over-sexualization of actor/actresses… it’s just cREEPY okay?!) (people can get in serious trouble when it happens to normal folk, but with actors literally no one cares?)
    May the force be with you!!!

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    1. ugh thank you for being such a huge supporter Beck!!! ❀
      Haha I'm glad you think so! I was actually really worried that my last story wouldn't be good enough for the last day πŸ˜…
      Oh wow lol- that's funny! I usually write from the POV of girls of color, so this month I actually wrote some guys and white people XD.
      Lol I've been going to sleep at 11:30 consistently for the past month! LISTS ARE JES'S JAM TOO- Y'ALL SHOULD BE BESTIES.
      Omg yes! I feel really bad for all those actresses who're literally going to the market in sweats and the paparazzi's like "jEniFFeR lOpEz sHowS oFF shApElY lEgs iN uNFLatTerINg pAnTs" like honestly go?? away?? NO ONE CARES DUMMY πŸ˜‚
      Thanks! Haha it's still the 3rd here lol.

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      1. Oh no this was fantastic!
        SAMEEEE (but I stay up coming up with random book scenes and listening to reddit stories until like 1. It’s the only way I can fall asleep tho)
        EXACTLY! And also people literally like- just- I DON’T KNOW IT JUST MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE like there’s this one guy on instagram that pops up in my recommended (he makes great art) but he talks about how hot Tom Hiddleston is and like litERALLY SLEEPS WITH A LOKI BODY PILLOW LIKE WHAT THE HECK YOU KNOW THAT’S A REAL PERSON RIGHT?!!! And also the whole thing where actors and actresses have to deprive themselves of food/water to be “in shape” for a movie. Like… do you WANT them to die? Anyway yeah it really annoys me.
        No it’s still the 3rd here but I May the force be with you is this month’s sign out (because obviouslyyyyy) (May is star wars month in my mind)

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        1. HAHA ME- I go to bed and then I lay awake thinking of book scenes XD.
          oh my god that’s so weird! If people did that to a normal person there would be so much outrage and it would be considered creepy because it IS CREEPY. DAMN Y’ALL. I know right!! Why does their thinness even matter?!
          LMAO okay May the force be with you!

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  5. Wooooo! You finished! πŸ… πŸ… *all the medals*
    I’m so proud of you! I literally don’t understand how you can sprout true talent everyday – like SHARE SOME GIRL! But all of these were incredible! Sorry for being a bit late on the last couple πŸ’•πŸ’•

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