Category Linkin Park

Bother by Ice Queen

Chapter 01

Disclaimer: I don't know, own, or associate with the characters in this story.


I rolled over in my bunk and rubbed the sleep out of my eyes as i looked at my watch.

"10:45 am and all is quiet on the Linking park bus. either everyone is dead, or they went somewhere without me. It sure in hell better be option number one because if they went somewhere without me I’m going to kill them myself." I said to myself quietly.

As I got out of my bunk, I could hear laughter coming from the back lounge. I quietly made my way to the back of the bus and opened the door to the lounge.

"Good morning sunshine." Joe said to me as I walked in.

I swear that kid is too much of a morning person. Normal people are grouchy in the morning, but not Joe. Believe me, it can get quite annoying sometimes.

"What are ya'll talking about?" I asked no one in particular as I sat down in front of the X-Box.

Thankfully no one is playing it, or I would have to massacre them and take it over. Me playing the x-box in the morning is everyone else's equivalent to drinking coffee.

"We're just reminiscing." Brad said while the others continued to talk amongst themselves.

"Anything in particular?" I asked as I switched on the TV and grabbed a controller.

I muted the TV so it wouldn’t interrupt the conversation and so I could listen in with them.

"We're just talking about a prank Scott pulled on another band when he was on tour with us." Brad replied.

Oh yes, good old Scott. My replacement while I was gone. I’ve never really talked to the guy, but I know everyone loves him. He was one of the most popular people in the band while I was gone. I heard he was always partying and hanging out with different bands. He was pretty much as popular as Mike and Chester are right now. I’m surprised they would even want me back.

Okay, so I’m a little jealous. Who wouldn’t be jealous of someone who took your place in the band? Even if it wasn't permanent.

I snapped out of my daze that I was apparently in when I heard someone yell my name.

"What?" I asked annoyed.

"You were totally spacing out on us dude. Did you hear what I said?" Chester asked.

"Sorry, I must have been doing a little of my own reminiscing." I said sarcastically.

One thing you learn not to do is get Chester pissed this early in the morning, but I cant help it today. I have a habit of getting a little angry when they talk about Scott. It makes me feel left out. Like I’m not even part of the band.

"I said, Scott is going to be coming on tour with us for the next couple of weeks. Just to hang out and kind of catch up on old times." Chester said, getting slightly angry.

Did I say a little jealous earlier? I meant to say really jealous. This is not going to be good. I might as well pack my bags now.

"That’s great. Maybe he can play with us during a few of the shows." I said, trying to sound sarcastic. Obviously they didn’t get the sarcastic part, because they all agreed to my idea. Stupid Fucks!

"Phoenix, you're a brilliant man." Brad said, patting me on my shoulder.

"So when is he coming?" I asked with a fake smile plastered across my face.

Maybe if they give me enough time, I could come up with a plan to make them change their minds. Like Brad said, I am a brilliant man.

"Today." I heard someone say.

That's it, I’m done, shoot me now. Couldn’t they have at least given me a weeks notice so I could have hired a hit man or something? Maybe I can still find a hit man. I’m sure Scott wont be at the venue for another few hours.

"We're picking him up from the airport on the way to the venue. It shouldn’t be but another thirty minutes or so."

Damn! thirty minutes? that wont even be enough time to sharpen a stick so I can stab through his heart.

I finally gave up on playing the X-box and stood up to go to my bunk. I think it would be best for me if I hide in there until he's gone. I wouldn’t want to be charged with murder.

"Hey Phi, where you going?" I hear some calling after me.

"I just got the sudden urge to kill someone." I said under my breath as I crawled into my bunk.

I grabbed my headphones and portable CD player from the corner of my bunk. I put the headphones on, and without even looking at the CD in the player, I pushed the play button and turned the volume up as loud as it would go.

"I might as well try and drown out the voices in my head before I hurt someone." I thought to myself as the music started playing.

"Wake up are you alive

Will you listen to me

I’m gonna talk about some freaky shit now

Someone is gonna die when you listen to me

Let the living die, let the living die"

"So much for the voices in my head." I thought to myself as i hit the stop button on the CD player.

As I pulled off the headphones, I could hear laughter coming from the back room again. I quickly put the headphones back on and hit the shuffle button on the CD player.

I tried not to listen to the song that was playing, but it was no use as the last verse started.

"I can see inside you the sickness is rising

Don't try to deny what you feel

It seems that all that was good has died

And is decaying in me

It seems you're having some trouble

In dealing with these changes

The world is a scary place

Now that you've woken up the demon in me."

Damn them. Why do they have to write such good lyrics?

I push the stop button again as I feel the bus come to a stop. A few seconds later I could hear everyone walking to the front of the bus.

I climb out of my bunk to see what’s going on and I realize that we are at the airport.

"What the fuck?" I say as I look at my watch. In what universe is that considered thirty minutes?

Before my thoughts could wander any further, the object of my every murderous thought walks onto the bus.

I watch as everyone gives him a manly hug and helps him with his bags.

Okay, did I say really jealous before? What I really meant to say was that I am as jealous as one person can get without giving themselves an aneurysm ... if that's possible.


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