He could feel it. The memory was as clear as a crisp winter’s day. The darkness and the smoke engulfing the crowd; the screams of anticipation filling the air at their arrival. At his arrival. He could feel the burning lights rising onto the stage, scorching his skin and heating up his black leather attire. The pure adrenilian rush of being a god of rock, not of death, even for a moment, upon the stage.
It was what Lapis treasured most in this world.
“Hey Kai, snap out of it! We’re on shortly, and I’ll not be singing while you’re sexy ass is back here daydreaming. I didn’t agree to leave my club for that.” A flaming tressed temptress, decked from chest to butt in strips of red leather, shouted as she lightly punched him on the shoulder.
Dark, endless violet orbs opened slowly to meet the hazel gaze of the woman; as the silver haired man known to the world as Kai Moonstone, Lapis to friends, raised an eyebrow. With an uncanny grace, the man rose from his seat, towering over the 5’7” woman at his 6’2” height.
Black leather boots bled into black leather lace-up pants that rode his hips. A see-through white long button up shirt barely covered his flawless chest, left open to show the variety of necklaces hanging from his neck. A silver chain belt rode his hip, trailing down his side to hook towards his back pocket. The shinning silver hair, that glittered like tinsel, fell straight to the back of his knees, strands framing his god-like features.
“I know, Jessi.”
Rhiannon’s voice came over the speakers, snapped him out of his visions of the past.
“It is my deepest honor to introduce the newest addition to Purgatory; its own house band! Featuring the hottest rock god of Japan, the legendary Kai Moonstone and his band….Death’s Lament! Enjoy the show!”
With that, the lights dimmed, and the flood of the stage lights filled the room. Death’s Lament took the stage; all except for Jessi and Kai. As the music filled the room, Lapis stepped out onto the stage.
His voice filled the room, purring with an elegance and emotion that traveled to the core. It was like hearing the voice of angels, coursing with the blood of the devil.“ No time for good-bye, he said, as he faded away. Don’t put your life in someone’s hands, their bound to steal it away. Don’t hide your mistakes, they’ll find you, and burn you. Then he said, if you want to get out alive. If you want to get out alive, oh oh run for your life.”
Jessi’s beautiful voice filled the air as she came to sing beside him, “This is my last time, she said, as she faded away, it’s hard to imagine, but one day you’ll end up like me, then she said. If you want to get out alive…oh oh run for your life. If you want to get out alive…oh oh run for your life. “
Both of them began singing together, their harmony coursing through the crowd, “if you want to get out alive…oh oh run for your life. If you want to get out alive, oh oh run for your life. If I stay, it won’t be long. Til I’m burning on the inside. If I go, I can only hope, that I’ll make it to the otherside.”
Lapis’s voice filled the air, as he let loose the full power of his voice. The beauty of it, screaming to the furthest reaches of purgatory. The beauty that had made him famous. “If I stay, it won’t be long. Til I’m burning on the inside. If I go, I can only hope, that I’ll make it to the otherside. If I stay, it won’t be long. Til I’m burning on the inside. If I go, Oh if I go!”
It was then the band let loose, the guitar’s howling with Lapis’s voice, screaming and bleeding for the audience.
“Burning on the inside….Burning on the other side….Burning on the inside.”
With that the song ended, and Kai stepped forward, lightly giving a bow to the audience that had been listening. As the band left the stage, Kai let a small smile cross his face.
This was what he loved. It wasn’t millions of fans….it was music.
Stepping from behind the stage, Lapis moved to the bar area, taking a seat at one of the tables cloaked in shadow. A baseball cap now firmly upon his head, quietly shielding his eyes. There he waited, for….well….a waiter.
((Slight note: Song is Get out Alive-Three Days Grace, awesome cd. If anyone's curious, this is my second character I decided to bring back into existance! Feel free to bother him. ~Lily))