Disclaimer: In places this is a lemon/ecchi/hentai/perverted/sinning/horndog of a fanfic. If you're too young to read it (you know that you are), please don't read it. The full disclaimer is in the author's note at the beginning of Part 1.
Sunday, April 24, 12090
Early in the morning, at 4:00 AM, Doris, Lamika, and Dan got dressed for chores. "No wind or rain today." Doris said as they walked out of the house. "It's a beautiful morning." Lamika smiled. "Yes, it is." Doris closed the front door, and she, Lamika, and Dan walked to the stable. Suddenly, a carriage came and parked in front of their house. The door opened, and three men, armed with guns, came out and grabbed them. "Hey! What the hell is going on?!" Doris demanded. "Let us go!" Lamika demanded. "Yeah!" Dan added. "Shut up!" one of the men yelled. "We have orders to bring you three to the mayor's office." The men pulled them into the carriage, and they drove off. Doris, Lamika, and Dan sat silently for the short ride. When they arrived, they were escorted into the mayor's office. The mayor was sitting at his desk. The sheriff was standing next to him. "What do you want, Mayor Rohman?" Doris demanded. "The townspeople are quite upset with what happened yesterday." the mayor said. "I explained that to you, Mayor Rohman." Lamika said impatiently. "Yes, we know you were acting in self-defense." the mayor said. "Nonetheless, the townspeople don't trust you. You are lowering their morale and causing them grief and anxiety. Therefore, I am left with only one choice. Doris Victoria Deborah Lang, Lamika Susanna Lee, Daniel Michael Lang, as mayor of Ransylva, I hereby exile you. The three of you are to leave the village of Ransylva and never return, lest you be arrested." Those words were like a stake through the heart for Doris, Lamika, and Dan. For a moment, they just stood there in shock, mouths agape. "You can't do that!" Doris finally yelled. "Young lady, I can do anything I want." the mayor replied. "I could have you confined to the internment camp or put to death. You're lucky you didn't kill anyone dear to me." Dan was confused. "But I - " "Shut up, Dan!" Doris and Lamika told him. He closed his mouth. "We can't just leave our house unattended." Doris told the mayor. "Our animals will die. My ungulates!" "Find someone to look after them." the mayor told her. Doris looked at Dan and Lamika. They nodded. "We accept those terms." Doris said bitterly. "Now go, take what you can, and leave us in peace." the mayor said. "I'll escort you." the sheriff said. "That won't be necessary." Doris told him angrily. "Do either of you know if Dazzle is still in town?" "I hear they're at the club and preparing to leave." the sheriff informed them. Doris, Lamika, and Dan looked at each other, then they turned and ran out of the building and to Hit Paradise. As they ran along the cobblestone streets, they noticed that people avoided looking at them. They entered the club. Dazzle was on stage, talking with the club owners. "Thank God you didn't leave yet!" Doris exclaimed. "We were about to." Rory replied. "We just stopped by to thank Christy, Kei, and Kimber Lee for letting us play here. Don't you three have animals to feed?" "Actually, no." Doris replied sadly. "We've been exiled." "What?!" Dazzle and the club owners asked simultaneously. Doris, Lamika, and Dan walked up on the stage. "The mayor had us picked up and brought to him." Lamika said. "I'm so sorry." Phoebe said. "Is there anything we can do?" Ingrid asked. Doris gave them a teasing smile. "May we play with you before you go?" Rory chuckled. "Of course." Doris took Rory's synthaxe out of its case and hung it from herself. "Lamika, get on Vixen's synthesizer." "But...the only instrument I can play is the organ." Lamika told her. "Close enough." Doris plugged the synthaxe into the amplifier and turned it on. Lamika got Ingrid's synthesizer out of its case, stood it up on its stand, plugged it into the amplifier and wall outlet, and turned it on. She looked at Doris with uncertainty. "Trust me!" Doris said. "It's in your genes!" Lamika shrugged. "Okay." Rory took out Phoebe's bass guitar, hung it from himself, and plugged it into the amplifier. Doris looked through the music sheets. She scanned the music and lyrics. She handed one sheet to Lamika, who scanned it also. Lamika handed it to Rory, who looked at it then handed it back to Doris with a nod. Doris put the music sheets away. "You sing it. Rory and I will sing back-up vocals." Doris told Lamika. "Ready?" "I guess." Lamika replied. Doris started playing the synthaxe, Lamika started playing the synthesizer, and Rory started playing the bass guitar. Lamika started singing:
"It's been a long road, gettin' from there to here. It's been a long time, but my time is finally near.
And I can feel a change in the wind right now. Nothing's in my way, and they're not gonna hold me down no more. No, they're not gonna hold me back,
'cause I've got faith of the heart. I'm going where my heart will take me. I've got faith to believe I can do anything. I've got strength of the soul, and no one's gonna bend or break me. I can reach any star. I've got faith (I've got..., I've got..., I've got...) I've got faith: faith of the heart.
It's been a long night, tryin' to find my way. Been through the darkness, now I finally have my day.
And I will see my dream come alive at last. I will touch the sky, and they're not gonna hold me down no more. No, they're not gonna change my mind,
'cause I've got faith of the heart. I'm going where my heart will take me. I've got faith to believe I can do anything. I've got strength of the soul, and no one's gonna bend or break me. I can reach any star. I've got faith (I've got..., I've got faith), faith of the heart.
I've known a wind so cold, I seen the darkest days, but now the winds I feel are only winds of change.
I've been through the fire, and I've been through the rain, but I'll be fine (Oh-oh! Oh-oh!),
'cause I've got faith of the heart. I'm going where my heart will take me. I've got faith to believe I can do anything. I've got strength of the soul, and no one's gonna bend or break me. I can reach any star. (I've got..., I've got...) I've got faith (I've got...), faith of the...
faith of the heart. I'm going where my heart will take me. I've got faith to believe, and no one's gonna bend or break me. I can reach any star, 'cause I've got faith (I've got..., I've got..., I've got...), 'cause I've got faith: faith of the heart.
It's been a long road."
The others cheered and applauded. Doris, Lamika, and Rory bowed to them. Doris took off the synthaxe, unplugged it, and put the instrument back in its case. Rory did the same to the bass. Doris shut off the amplifier. Lamika turned off the synthesizer, unplugged it, and placed it back in its case. "Thank you." Doris and Lamika said. Rory smiled. "My pleasure. You two sound great together." "We need to find someone to look after our house and feed our animals." Doris said. "Kei, Christy, Kimber Lee, could the three of you please take care of them?" The three girls smiled. "Sure, Doris." Christy said. "We'll work out a schedule." Kei said. "Each of us will work there every third day." Kimber Lee added. Doris smiled. "Thank you. Come home with us. I'll show you what you need to do. I'd also be honored if the six of you join us for breakfast. We don't have much, but I can make it stretch." "We'd be delighted." Rory said.
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