Thursday, February 26, 2015 | By: Drotuno

Man Behind the Mask Chapter 2 & Pics

Chapter 2 – House of Pain
I'm not trying to fake it
And I ain't the one to blame.
There's no one home
In my house of pain.
I didn't write these pages
And my script's been rearranged.
No, there's no one home
In my house of pain
“House of Pain” – Faster Pussycat
EDWARD
“Bella. Bella Swan. Now…let me get you another beer, and you can tell me why you look like someone kicked your puppy…”
My eyes stayed locked on the gorgeous girl across from me. Girl. The word made me scoff internally, simply because she had to be somewhere near my own age – mid-twenties – so she wasn’t a girl. But she was, indeed, beautiful. It was natural, too. I’d seen so many fake, surgically enhanced women that taking in Bella Swan’s fresh face was like a deep breath of clean sea air. She was smooth skin, a petite, shapely body, dark-brown eyes, and a small smile quirking up on her face as I simply stared at her.
Snorting, I shook my head. “It’s all bullshit,” I muttered, swallowing the last of my beer in three large gulps, only to set the mug down.
“It usually is,” she agreed.
Grinning down at the bar top, I nodded. “Yeah.” I glanced up when my mug was taken gently from my hand and a new full one took its place.
She went back to stocking bottles and clean mugs and followed that up by wiping down the bar. I forced my eyes to stay on the mug in my hands, not the poor girl who was kind enough to save me from the paps. I was just about to thank her again when the TV’s broadcast caught my ear, if only because I heard my name.
Sunday, February 22, 2015 | By: Drotuno

Man Behind the Mask Chapter 1 & Pic

Chapter 1 – Pulling Your Strings
Master of Puppets I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream

Master, Master, where's the dreams that I've been after?
Master, Master, you promised only lies
Laughter, Laughter, all I hear or see is laughter
Laughter, Laughter, laughing at my cries

“Master of Puppets” – Metallica
EDWARD
“Thank you, Seattle! Good night!” I cheered into the mic, reaching down to slap the hands of screaming fans on my way toward the side of the stage.
“Awesome as always, baby brother,” Emmett said with a grin, handing me a towel and a bottle of water. “C’mon. We’ll get you backstage.” He led me through the throngs of people, reaching female hands, and busy crewmen as I wiped sweat from my face and chugged the whole bottle of water. “Damn tight after a few months off, yeah?” he asked, holding my dressing-room door open.
“Yeah,” I rasped, pushing by him for more water.

New Story! Man Behind the Mask


Summary: What you see isn't always what you get. By all appearances, Masen lives the life of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. He's living the dream that has turned into a nightmare because his life - and his reputation - is not his own. There must be more to life than tour buses, groupies, paparazzi, and slimy record producers. AH/ExB/Rated M

If you’re curious about how this story came to be, see the Sneak Peek that The Lemonade Stand posted yesterday. They were sweet enough to ask for a preview, so I wrote a little about this new fic. :)
For those of you coming off of Rain Must Fall, take a deep breath and relax. I needed something easier and lighter after writing such a heavy, dark fic. This was for pure fun. This is for the love of music, ink, and finding that one person that makes all the bad shit…not so shitty. This is for my love of rock/metal music like Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Rush, Led Zepplin, and so many more. This is also for Pamela Stephenson (DrivingEdward), who has begged me for a Rockerward for as long as I’ve known her, but I never had the plot bunny to do it. ;)
This is Rated M for the usual sexy things, not to mention a bit of drama, language, and all around adult things. It’s mostly canon, which means all the major characters are the same and the minor characters may not line up with original coupling. And while these characters were inspired by several bands and singers, there isn’t a specific one that sums it up. The songs/lyrics belong to their respective bands/writers. Lastly, the normal cast of characters belongs to SM, but the plot and original characters belong to me.

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