Rock Band with The Cullen's
Ever wonder what would happen if Emmett got a hold of Rock Band?
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1. Rock Band
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“Mississippi Queen….if you know what I mean!” Yes, this is what I heard from outside of the Cullen’s house when Edward and I pulled up. Edward put the car in park and before I knew it, he was beside me helping me out of the car. I guess he noticed my confused expression because he explained;
“Well…while we were out hunting, Emmett decided to cut his trip a little short so he can buy a new game. See he has this fascination with the play station 3. And there is this new game called Rock Band and it’s been sold out of all the stores here in Washington. So Emmett thought it’d be wise to go to every Best Buy in every state to try and find this game. He found one in New Mexico and has been playing it ever since.”
“Rock Band? I’ve never even heard of it?” I said as we started to walk towards the door hand in hand. Edward stepped in front of me to open the door and I finally got to see where the source came from. Emmett was singing “Mississippi Queen” into the microphone, Alice was playing the drum set, Jasper was playing the electric guitar and Carlisle was playing the bass guitar.
Emmett was running around in circles, Jasper was standing on the furniture playing his chords and Alice was beating her sticks on the drums like she was an expert. You could say that they definitely did the name of the game justice. I looked over at Esme and Rosalie who were sitting on the couch, reading a magazine, and banging her heads to the beat.
I couldn’t help but to laugh, and that suddenly stopped when I realized they would eventually make me play something. Maybe I should turn and leave now. I think Jasper sensed the fear because when I started to turn around, Jasper yelled, “Oh no, you don’t!” And that just made Emmett pause the game, which made everyone turn and look at me. Great…just great.
“Bella!” yelled Emmett, as he came and gave me one of his bone crushing hugs. As he ran to me, he accidentally ripped the plug from the microphone out of the consol and it hit Jasper square in the face. As soon as he let me go, Alice came and did the same thing. I don’t know how much more of these hugs I can take. By the time I’m 21, I’ll need a wheel chair or physical therapy for my back.
“Do you want to play?” asked Emmett, enthusiastically.
“Uh…no,” I said with a stern face as I made my way over to the couch with Esme and Rosalie. There was no way I was going to embarrass myself by playing some ridiculous game.
“Yes? Oh okay, good! You can go next!” yelled Emmett as he leapt from the door to his spot in front of the television. I sighed, how did I think that I was going to get away with that.
“Ladies and gentlemen…lets rock!” said Emmett as he pumped his fist in the air. And with that, Emmett resumed the game and started dancing around again singing, “Mississippi Queen…she taught me everything!” One time, Emmett was jumping around so hard that he bumped into the table and knocked a very expensive looking lamp over.
And when that happened I could hear Esme whimper and say, “That was my new lamp!” It was kind of sad actually, I knew how much the Cullen women loved their possessions.
I think I finally understood the game. Each instrument had a specific note to follow. The drummer had to beat the right color of their drums and the guitarist’s had to strum the right chord. The singer didn’t have it that bad; they just had to follow the certain pitch as close as they could. , Alice stood up and stretched her arms and legs which meant their song was finally over. “Thank God,” whispered Esme as she got up to go retrieve what was left of her lamp.
“So Bella, what’s it going to be? Do you want to play the drums, guitar, or microphone? And don’t even think about running because you know I would just catch you,” Emmett said with a smug grin on his face. I looked to Edward with wide eyes for some support, but he just shook his head and gave me an apologetic smile.
“Fine, I’ll take the microphone.” I sighed as I stood up and snatched the microphone out of his hand. I gave him what I considered an evil look, but he just laughed. I took the controller and scrolled through the songs. I didn’t know very many of them, but I chose to do one I was pretty familiar with, “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi. I turned around to see who was playing and I noticed that they changed everything up. Edward was the electric guitar, Rosalie was the drummer, and Emmett was the bass.
“Ready?” I asked, completely dreading how horrible I was going to sound. It reminded me of American Idol, how people would completely destroy the artist’s song. Bon Jovi, I just want to apologize in advance. I chose the easy level while everyone chose the expert level, and then the song came on. Rosalie had the opening beat while Edward had the guitar solo. I looked around at Alice with wide eyes, but she just gave me an encouraging nod as she bobbed her head to the beat. Here we go.It’s all the same, only the names will change Everyday it seems we’re wasting away Another place where the faces are so cold I drive all night just to get back home I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride I’m wanted dead or alive I’m a cowboy Wanted dead or alive
Wow, I didn’t sound that bad. The little arrow hit every pitch perfectly and it kept saying the line I just sang was amazing. I looked back at Edward as I sang the last line, and he had that adorable half smile on his face. I decided that the Cullen’s made fun of me enough, so I thought that I should have a little fun. It couldn’t hurt, right? I finished the song and at the end it said that my accuracy was 100%. Well, so did everyone else’s but hey, this was my first time.
“Bella, you rocked my socks off!” yelled Emmett as he gave me a high-five. Alice came and gave me a hug as she was bouncing up and down. I felt someone grab me from my waist and spin me around.
“Wow, I never thought that’d I’d ever date a rock star,” winked Edward. I stood up on the tip of my toes and gave him a kiss. Everyone was amazed at how well I did. Heck, even I was amazed; I didn’t think I had it in me.
“Do you know what this means? We’re going to go try out for American Idol!” screamed Alice. That did it; there was no way I was going to try out for American Idol. I could just see it now, me walking into auditions and accidentally falling on top of Simon Cowell. I gave Alice a look, and immediately she stopped jumping and took the microphone. “Never mind,” she said with a sad look.
We switched positions for the next song, and somehow I ended up with the electric guitar. Edward sat this song out and promised he would help me. He taught me how to play and he said it wasn’t that complicated. Alice picked “I Think I’m Paranoid” by Garbage. Esme was playing bass and Carlisle was playing the drums. I picked easy while the rest of the family picked expert again. The song started and I immediately had notes to play. Edward told me the best way to be successful was to memorize the first three colors on my guitar; green, red and yellow. So when the first notes came, I knew where they were, I just didn’t know they would come so fast. And then I had to strum each note, it was a lot harder than I thought. Edward would have to help me when the colors came up by saying one, two, or three which represented which finger I had to use. When the song was over, the accuracy on the screen read as follows; 100%, 100%, 100%, 77%.
“Yep, I don’t think guitar is for me. I’ll just stick with the microphone, thanks,” I said as I handed Edward the guitar.
“Oh don’t worry Bella. We’ll work on it. But tomorrow I’m going out and buying the new DDR game for Play Station 2!” yelled Emmett.
“Translation, please? What does DDR mean?” I asked, confused.
“Dance, Dance, Revolution. Duh Bella, where have you been?” asked Emmett, as he looked at me like I was some kind of alien. It took me a second to grasp what he was saying but then I understood. I had to dance. And with that, I looked around in horror and then I ran.