Chapter 6

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"Fin! FINNEAS O'CONNELL WHERE ARE YOU?!"
Billie was running around the Green room, trying to find her brother, "Shit! We're literally about to start the show in 10 minutes!"

I was trying to calm her down, but it didn't help. Plus, I see why she's worried. On most of her shows, Finneas played the guitar while she sang, so yeah, I get it why she was trying to find him so urgently.

"Billie, it's ok, maybe he's just in the bathroom or outside," I caressed her shoulder as she sat down on the couch, trying to catch her breath after running around so much, "he'll be back in no time."

"No, he's not in the bathroom, I checked. He's not outside, I checked that too. He just bailed on me! But he never does, so that's weird."

"He's the guitarist and the second voice, right?" I asked, trying to imagine how much would the show change if he wasn't there to do it, "if he doesn't show up, will you be able to do it?"

"Probably not," she answered, dialing his phone number, "Still nothing. I need him there, he's my main support, he's like a mountain that holds me, if I were to ever collapse on a show, I'd just remember that he's there and all would be alright again, you know?"

"Hey, I can be your mountain support if you need, you know I'm here for you, plus, you'd never collapse. You're fucking Billie Eilish!"

She jolted up and looked me straight in the eyes, smiling. Was she just happy about me trying to help, or did an awesome idea just pop in her head?

"You! YOU," she screamed, and pointed her finger at me, "Exactly! That's the solution, you!"

I was kind of shocked, what did she mean by that?

"You know how to play guitar, right?" She asked. I nodded. "You know all of my songs' lyrics, right?" I nodded. "Well then you're going to go up there instead of him! God, why didn't I think of this before?"

I freezed for a second. Me?! What does she mean I can go up there? I'm clearly not
ready, I'm-
I was cut off.

"Don't you dare say no! I need you there with me! Please?" She looked in my eyes again, smiling shakily, "I won't be able to do it otherwise. Please, pretty please?"

I sighed. I wanted to shake my head at first, but on the second thought, what could go wrong? I've been playing guitar all my life, I can't really sing, but she can do that much better on her own, and I guess she does need some support up there. So I smiled, "Yes, okay, but only once. I'm not ever going to embarrass you with my presence upstage again."

She grinned with the happiest grin possible, then hugged me so tight, I lost breath for a second.

"Alright, grab his guitar, we have one minute left, first is COPYCAT, then Idontwannabeyouanymore, then something else, but you'll see on the go!" She exclaimed, brabbing my hand while I took Fin's guitar out. Damn, nice guitar by the way, I thought.

"BILLIE BILLIE BILLIE BILLIE BILLIE..."

I heard her supporters' distant voices. Wow. I am about to go and perform on stage with my girlfriend. Unbelievable.

She raced up the stairs and ran on the clean white stage. Her fans were screaming of happiness as they saw her beautiful face. She really did deserve this audience, she's awesome.

I saw people looking at me surprised, that was obviously expected.

"Hey y'all! Before we start, I have a quick announcement, that's my girlfriend right there, she's performing with me tonight, since my brother didn't show up, so be nice to that cutie!"

I felt my cheeks go red. How adorable was that of her. I looked at her and smiled, she smiled back gazing at me with her baby blue eyes.

"Alright, one, two, three, four," she said as the music started playing and my hand uncontrollably stared strumming on the guitar. I had no idea why I knew what to play, but I did, and I liked how it was turning out.

~ later ~

"WHOOO! Thank you all for coming, I'm so happy to see you all, you're literally my everything!" Billie screamed in the microphone, smiling the brightest smile possible, "I love you guys, you're the best!"

She thanked everyone for coming and we went off stage, with her carrying flowers that she got in her hands. I hugger her, "Billie that was amazing! You're so great, you have no idea!"

"No, Y/N, you're amazing! I wouldn't be able to do the show without you there, thank you so much. You saved my life, literally," she replied joyfully, as she kissed me. Her hands held me close to her, I put mine on her face. Her cheeks were flaming. We made out for a minute, and pulled away right before her phone started bussing.

"It's Fin. Why is he calling me?" She took the phone, furrowing her eyebrows angrily.

"Hello, are you Finneas O'Connell's sister?"

"Yeah, who is this?"

"We're calling from the hospital, Finneas had gotten into an accident."

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