55:’wherever I go’ by One Republic

(Let me start of by apologizing for the (possibly) weird format. I’m writing this on my phone. I’ll fix it, once I get my computer back)

Brad has decided to go look for Pink, his wife, again, because he can’t move on from her to someone else. Wherever he goes, an image of her, The Young Pink, follows.

 

Their love isn’t easy and it drives them both mad, but it’s worth it, because of how she makes him feel.

He will work hard to get her back and not like so many others pray for an easy love to fall into their lap.

He’ll tell her all this, when he finds her.

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43: ‘Amaranth’ by Nightwish

Brad was born belonging to a different people, that lived in an immortal life in the shadows, unable to step into the sunlight. If they ever did, they have only short to live.

Most found a life in shadows a perfect existence – but Brad had doubts. He longed for a life in the daylight. He felt alone and all wrong and felt like someone ought to be blamed for this. He was alone and angry.

He knew that living in the light might not be as good as he imagined, that the price was very steep and he couldn’t regret his choice once it was made. So he walked on, caressing the tears of sorrow in his heart, walking just along the edge of the shadows.

One day he couldn’t stand it anymore. He dared to reach out and leave the shadows, moving in to the untouched sunlight, still with the voice of reason calling in his head.

He then hid his past immortality and the consequence of leaving it behind as a shameful secret from everyone he met, caressing the tears of sorrow in his heart for his now limited lifespan.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdZn7k5rZLQ

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nightwish/amaranth.html

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42: ‘Moves like Jagger’ by Maroon 5

This chapter explores, how it would have happened, if Brad had handled his secret differently.

If he had just told her his secret and showed the mark it had left on his body, instead of breaking up with her, she would have told him that she would still give him her heart, if he wanted it. And she would she would help him safe his life from the fatal consequence.

He would have to go trough the same series of trials, he actually did by himself years later, but this way Pink would be with him and help him, when he shot at stars, fought to get a key and then rode his way to safety.

Had he done that, her career as a dancer would have grown along with their relationship. And Brad could have seen her grow into a star and told her, how big her ego had gotten.

The relationship would have been strong. She wouldn’t feel the need to control him, because she would know everything and trust him completely.

The challenges would still have left him broken and scarred and feeling all wrong, but one look in Pink’s eyes and everything would be all right. Their relationship could have endured and stayed passionate.

In the end, they would win together, Brad handing the finishing blow.

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37: ‘ Call me when you’re sober’ by Evanescence

Pink has disappeared. She is gone and Brad is alone. The mental image of her, that he kept with him, while he was imprisoned, grows up in front of him and shouts blame at him: ”Don’t cry to me. If you loved me, you would be here with me. You want me? Come find me. Make up your mind!”

Make up your mind. Stop sitting around drinking and figure out what to do about this! Take the blame instead of blaming it on Them.

This Pink says, what he imagines the real Pink meant with her silence: ”Should I let you fall, lose it all, so maybe you can remember yourself.”

Remember what he did to her and all of Their victims.

”Can’t keep believing! We’re only deceiving ourselves and I’m sick of the lie!”

The lie of their happy life. What can he do to get her back?

Nothing apparently: ”You’re too late.”

She accuses him of not taking the blame, taunts his shameful secret.

”Must be exhausting to lose your own game.” she taunts.

The game he played balancing secret, Them and Pink. Managing the selfhate he has for his shameful secret.

”No wonder, you’re jaded.” she says hatefully. ”You can’t play the victim this time.”

She doesn’t believe his genuine sorrow over his loss of her, when he only calls on her, when he’s drunk: ”You never call me, when you’re sober. You only want it, ’cause it’s over.”

This makes him argue with her, claiming that she was the one, who burned down their paradise. He was out of Them! He was hers alone!

This doesn’t impress her: ”How could I have burned paradise? How could I!? You were never mine!”

He was theirs, chose Them rather than letting her in on his secret.

”Don’t lie to me. Just get your things.”

He has to untangle his life from hers. Declare her dead. He has to let Pink go.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RrA-R5VHQs

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/evanescence/callmewhenyouresober.html

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33: ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World

Brad is free. He finds Pink alive. His happiness is short, as she tells him what really happened to their home and refuses to say any more to him.

 

Brad begs for her to say something, anything. He’s about to give up on the life, they have fought so hard to get. He’d be with her forever and do everything for her if she would only speak to him. He feels so small because none of this is his fault. Everything happened beyond his control. He didn’t know anything about Their harassment of her. Brad and Pink have barely begun their life together and are still learning to love properly. They can’t give up on their marriage now!

It’s no good. He’ll have to swallow his pride and leave what they had behind. She’s the one, that he loves, but he has no choice but to say goodbye.

Link to audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi3Mz1ogz1A

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/greatbigworld/saysomething.html

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29: ‘Funhouse’ by P!nk

After having rekindled the flame in their marriage, Pink and Brad’s house and life became a fun house. They loved each other and were happy with their life, their home and lake. They even had a dog.

Pink didn’t find out about Brad’s secret, and what he had done to keep it before they had been married for a long while and not before it was too late. Not before They were in the house, dressed as clowns in order to be disguised.

They came at different times, while Brad wasn’t there, slowly torturing Pink with information about what Brad had done, echoing voices laughing from behind locked doors.

Their campaign began working. Slowly, like a tickle turns into a rash, Pink began hating Brad. She felt haunted by the evil clowns. One day it became too much. She was all alone. She danced around, watching the photos depicting the lie, she had been living, suddenly noticing a taunting smirk on Brad’s face. This home was already a museum full of ash, so she decided to burn it down. She would rather live out on the street than continue living in this haunted memory of their happy life. She moved out her stuff with the help of her dance crew (known as Movers and Maids) and broke everything else: tore down the photos, mangled the key, tore down the drapes and broke the plates. She counted down and laughed as she dropped the match: ”9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, fun”.

She would find a new place to live, while Brad would think she died in the flames.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdjtqu3XK4U

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pink/funhouse.html

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28: ‘Genghis Khan’ by Miike Snow

Still heartbroken and not ready to not engage in anything serious, Pink began dating other people after  Brad.

This was not Brad’s plan at all! Sure, he knew he had waived all right to decide or even ask where she went at night, but waves hit his head when he realised, she actually would have others in her bed.

And he doesn’t want her to get it on nobody else, however aware of, how possessive this line of thinking is, he is.

The scene  in his mind of her going out slipped away and he went back to work.

He tried faking being okay with her post-him activities. And fact was, that he was still in with Them and getting no closer to getting out, so he didn’t want to date her right now…

But he couldn’t allow her to be free. However selfish and obscene he would seem, he would tell her to not go out with anyone…

But on the other hand, he could tell her his secret and be free from this…

He sunk back into his chair. He couldn’t make up his mind because he was no longer sure what he wanted.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_SlAzsXa7E (part of me really wanted to just shoehorn that into the story instead)

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/miikesnow/genghiskhan.html

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