Chapter Six: Trouble!
Not only does Serena brainwash people with her ****ty behaviour, she also steals lyrics from other people and claim them as her own. #freeshuichiWas the former keyboard player and composer of Bad Luck's statement change Ryuichi Sakuma's views? No it didn't, it only made his behaviour worse. Serena didn't expect an overnight miracle but now Ryuichi was now accusing them of plagiarism on his twitter page. A part of their song was included from an ancient traditional poem from Shamouti Island. Serena had picked part of the poem herself because she knew that Ash had once visited there and made a great impact on the village. Residents from the island also seemed to enjoy the song.
Serena didn't see how quoting a traditional poem was plagiarism. She thought it was beautiful and the fans seemed to enjoy it. She had noticed that Ryuichi had been saying all this stuff about her, and yet he had never gone up to her face and told her what he thought. He was always behind a scene or with a huge backing when he expressed his views on her. K insisted that it was a publicity stunt and that he wouldn't even hurt a fly, but Serena found it hard to believe. From what Ash had told her, Ryuichi sounded like a psycho. His actions in particular were the reason why Ash was so scared about her welfare.
Ryuichi had posted a picture on Instagram tagged as #freeshuichi. The sepia picture showed in a hotel room as his teddiursa held a flag with Shuichi's face. On Ryuichi's top there was a dead women childishly scribbled in white, standing out from his black clothes. Serena knew that it was meant to be her when she saw the hashtag: #Serenasucks. Even though Shuichi's arrest had been a secret until the day he was sentenced to five years in prison, even she didn't know he was arrested until well after Shuichi's arrest.
Serena laughed. Normally his words would make her cry, but with the support of her friends and family, she felt she was finally strong enough to confront the man once and for all. She went onto her twitter account before she checked out her direct messages, she responded to Ryuichi as her fingernails clashed against the keyboard she felt a fire in her eyes.
You're the one that's brainwashed. If you think that bullying me will free a criminal. Leave me alone. Also please stop harassing my boyfriend, please and thank you.
Serena felt so good when she hit the enter button both times. The media could say what they want about her now, she wasn't going to let the man get her down any more when she a has a whole bright career ahead of her. To her surprise, Ryuichi quickly responded to her. This was as heated as one of Ash's pokemon battles.
Shuichi was in love. That is not a crime. Your blatant homophobia disgusts me.
Serena gasped. A court of law found Shuichi guilty of perverting the course of justice for covering up for Eiri even when he knew that he was murderer. Shuichi committed a crime and needed to do the time. Simply stating the obvious did not make her homophobic. She looked at her pancham and said, "This man is so stupid!"
Love isn't a crime but not letting your lover get away with murder is.
Pancham appeared to have agreed with Serena's comment as he gave her a thumbs up. She rubbed her hands together. She was beginning to look forward to what Ryuichi would say next. She could already see that her notifications were rising at a monstrous rate. She refreshed Ryuichi's page and she saw that he had replied.
Sweetie, you really need to get your facts that. Eiri was a young child at the time who did it out of self-defence.Serena thought that if Eiri had murdered someone as a child, had he murdered anyone else since then that nobody knew about. She couldn't believe that Ryuichi used Eiri's youth at the time to justify his actions. Her stomach hurt from laughter when she saw that she was called sweetie. It was the nicest thing that he had ever said to her so she was sure there was sarcasm there.
It's still cold hearted murder and they both deserve to be in prison.
Her opinion did not change. Murder was murder. She quickly saw how sharp Ryuichi's tongue was with his next message.
If anyone should be in prison it's you! Your crimes against music are horrifying.
Serena signed out after that. She had realised that sending any more messages would only be a waste of time as neither of their opinions were going to change. Ryuichi hated her for replaced Shuichi and he was trying to make her life as uncomfortable as possible. She was never going to let him get to her again. As far as Serena was concerned, it was all pathetic. Why couldn't people just enjoy the music and not get into these silly fights. She returned to the studio where her bandmates and manager K were waiting for her. The look of surprise on their face was obvious.
"Hi guys," Serena said with an optimistic smile. "Oh I guess you've been on twitter?"
"I must say that you keep surprising me everyday," K admitted. "Are you feeling better now?"
"Right now let's get down for business! The new album needs to blow people's minds. It needs to have more fire then this gun."
"You won't have to worry," Serena spoke out. "Our new album will surpass the entire Bad Luck catalogue. Everyone on that stage last night loved Delta Storm. It was trending on twitter when I last checked."
"I don't think it's trending now," Matt said. "Loads of people have been talking about your argument with Ryuichi."
K and the whole band started laughing. K turned to Serena, "Just don't be surprised if Mr. Sakano tells you off. But don't worry we won't let you get sacked. If NG records decide to drop us there are plenty of other labels who are happy to sign us. And I heard this album is going to be based on pokemon. Sounds interesting. I think we should get guests to liven up."
"What sort of guests?" Matt asked.
"I'm thinking extra musicians, choirs, orchestra, celebrities, you name it. It's all gonna be there. You want to make a legendary album and I'm going to get the tools for you to make it."