[Vfw-times] Cassie story :-) "And the winner is..."
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And the Winner Is...
Written by & copyright of Earl Bacon Foxonian at aol.com
Featuring Cassie, Alex (Cassie's drummer), Cindy (Cassie's bassist), Laretta
rhythm guitarist), Rachel (Cassie's keyboardist) Vixina (Casie's fiddler) and
(Cassie's chief roadie)
Cassie, the Rock & Roll Vixen
Please read the prequil, "Christmas Time Is Here," featuring Featuring
(Cassie's drummer), Cindy (Cassie's bassist), Laretta (Cassie's rhythm
Rachel (Cassie's keyboardist) Vixina (Casie's fiddler) and Slim (Cassie's
chief roadie) at
All characters created by & copyright of Earl Bacon except Laretta, who is
and copyright of Andrew Cotton, Alex, who is created by and copyright of
Donna Fritz and
Vixina & Cloudchaser, who are created by and copyright of Cloudchaser
"Wow! I can’t believe that we’re here!" Alex,the the small arctic fox vixen
she entered the theater. "Neither can I," Rachel began. "I have never been
for anything in my life, let alone a a music award." The gothic doe looked
down at the
awe struck vixen before remarking, "What’s the name of this award again?"
Alex gave the doe
a rather shocked look before replying, "You mean you have never heard of the ’
"The ’Morphys" are the ’Morphic Music Awards’ ,the morphic recording
highest award," A very tall red fox vixen morph with very long, full, sable
hair said as she came walking toward Rachel and Alex. The vixen’s
blue dress shifting from side to side, revealing her light blue shear nylon
and black garters holding them in place on her long shapely legs.
"Hi Cassie".Alex said "What award are we up for Cassie?" Rachel asked.
Artist," Cassie said as she stood in front of the deer femme and the arctic
Cass, tell them what award we aren’t getting!" Cindy, the snow leapord
bassist said as
she came walking up behind Cassie. "Cindy,what’s up with those?" Alex said
pointed down to the snow lepords’ feet. Instead of the normal biker
sporting stilletto open-toed strapless sandles. These were accented by Cindy’
usual blackleather mini-skirt and instaed of a black t-shirt that either
Rules" or "Harley-Davison",a very elegant black satin blouse was on her body.
this is a ritzy event,so I felt I gotta look a little like I have SOME class,
"Anyway,like I was saying,tell them the one we aren’t getting tonight,Cass."
looked over the the snowlepord ,let off a slight sigh ,then faced both Alex
"Best Heavy Metal Band." the tall vixen replied. "WHAT????" Alex exclaimed,
BS, Cassie! You know that we're a Metal band and a Damn good one too! What’s
these people?" "Whut's goin’ on heah?" another slightly smaller vixen
wide-rimmed glasses said as she walked tword the little group. Like Cindy,
that she should "dress up a little bit for the event. Intead of her usual
jean shorts and bikini top, she was wearing a long western-type dress with a
ruffled hem, accented by cowboy boots.
The wolfess waking along side her, Laretta, was still dressed in her usual
mini skirt and red bustier. On her feet were her usual frilly white ankle
socks and her
black pumps. Alex and Rachel were also waering their usual garb. Upon
Alex said "Gee, I’m staring to feel a little funny. I didn’t wear anything
my usual red stage mini-dress." "Why? Just take a look here, kid. Think I
dress differently for anything?" Rachel replied as she gasped at the artic
fox with a
slightly puzzled look. "Well, Ah figgered thet seein' as we ain't performin'
at all, Ah
could jes' wear somethin' different, thet’s all," Vixina said as she adjusted
on her muzzle.
"Actually,I like this outfit, so I wore it" Rachel said in a slightly happy
how come we din’t get the Best Metal Band Category" "I think I can answer
a male voice said from across the lobby. Walking toward the members of Cassie
’s band was
a tall, slightly slender wolf-morph, dressed in a fine Brooks Brothers dark
"Why Andy! You look look Marvelous! Mrrowl!!!" Cindy said as she saw the
manager walking up to join them. "Boy, do you ever. Gotta date for tonight?
want one??" Alex asked.
"Hey,Alex,what about Rafe? Or have you forgotten your cop boyfriend?"
Laretta said with
an amused expression on her muzzle. The arctic fox let out a yipping laugh
replying "Oh, I was just kidding, you know how close Rafe and I are now."
"Lahke yer both
in han'cuffs togethah. Whut’s yer take on whay we didn’t get that Metal
nominashin‘, Andy?" Vixina asked. "Glad you asked, Vixina," Alex began as he
paw hands into the pants pockets of his suit.
"Well, it boils tow to two things. One, Because the band combinds old-style
Metal with electric and some country-folk, the academy members gave us the
"progressive metal" label. As you know, "prog. metal" isn’t very big right
now and is thought of as regressive (ie: not what’s hip right now.) Two, our
album sales,with respectable,really aren’t as hight as a lot of the other
Metal Bands out there." "Add to the fact that the band is currenly signed to
foriegn or as the academy refers to as an "independent" label, stacks the
deck against us, so to speak."
"That figures.So do think we have a shot at winning this ’best new artist
one?" Cindy said
as she beagn to shift back and forth on her sandles. "Yeah, I think so. The
other artist nominated is ‘Lucha’" the wolf morph said. "Lucha? Isn’t that
cat femme with all the pop hits and high voice?" Rahchel asked. "That’s the
Cassie began, "She’s the hot pop sensation right now. All the high school
listening to her ercords and her debut album just went Platinum." "We haven’
t got a
prayer," Cindy said as she turned to go into the auditorium. "C’mon guys, let
’s get this
show on the road."
"Yeah,let’s take our seats. Where’s Foxonian,Cassie? I thought he would be
tall vixen gave a slight sigh before replying" At our home in the
Berkshires. He’s been
laid up for two weeks, a disk slipped in his back and he’s unable to drive or
around much" "How did he do that Cassie? Was he in an accident or
asked as she walked toward the band’s row of seats followed by Alex, Vixina
"Did you give him too much lovin'?" Cindy said with a wink and a sly grin.
silly," Cassie said as she gave Cindy a playful slap on the shoulder. "He
injury from a car accident he was in before I met him, he was moving
something when it
went out. I wanted to stay with him, but he felt this was such an honor, I
miss it. He insisted that I go"
"A good decision, in my opinion. The band needs all the publicity it can
industry award can do wonders for album sales and concert bookings." Andy
band members continued to talk amongst themselves as the rest of the awards
attendees entered the auditorium. As the show began, there were a lot of
varoius industy pioneers in the morphic recording industry. Many awards were
for technical achivement and with the awards came the usual long winded
speeches. As the
show passed the 1 and a half hour mark, the reactions among the band members
form genuine interest (Alex) mild interest (Cassie, Laretta and Vixina) to
boredom (Cindy and Rachel).
Sometime during the cerimony, Cindy had taken off her stiettos and had
propped up her
bare, human-like white padded feet up on the back of the seat in front of her
was unoccupied). The snow lepord had her arms crossed and a annoyed look on
Cassie looked over at Cindy and whispered "Hey Cin, put your feet down.
We're on supposed
to be on tv, you know and what your doing doesn’t look very sophisticated".
the tall vixen a slight pissed look and put her feet down. She whispered
back" Now I know
why I don’t wear these high heeled shoes. My feet are killing me. I don’t
care what you
say but I’m not wearing them again. I’m waking either up to that stage or
out of this dump
in my bare feet and I don’t give a crap what you think! When are we up,
"After the Heavy Metal award" Rachel replied. At the two hour mark, the
Award came up. The winner was MetalMorph. They had a very popular album and
Cindy knew that they were long overdue for the award, since that band had
been one of
the first furry heavy metal bands, dating back to the early 80’s. As the
of MetalMorph came off the stage, Cassie and Cindy both got up from their
seats and shook
the hands of all the members of MetalMorph, having known them for years.
"And now, the final award of the evening," said the show’s MC, Furry-Morph
actor Jason Berg, a handsome lion and the top moneymaker of the action genre
picks. "Best New Artist. The nominees are: Lucha and Cassie’s Band." "Here
is comes,cross your fingers, guys!" Andy whispered.
Cindy sat in total shock. Alex let out a loud whoop and said "YES!" All the
members got up and went to the stage. As they approached the podium, the
which resembled a boombox held by a golden androgenous morphic statue was
about to be given
to Cassie, but the tall vixen quckly motioned for her fellow bandmates to
their handpaws together, so each one held a part of the statue. When Janson
motioned Cassie to speak, she said "I would like to thank the academy and the
for this award, but I can’t thank them alone, since this isn’t my award, so
we would all
like to say.." then Alex, Cindy, Rachel, Vixina and Cassie said in unison
The band then left the stage. As they headed back to their seats, they wre
met with a lot
of handshakes in congraduations from not only the MetalMorph crew but fom
as well. As the band headed out of the auditorum, Alex asked "Well, where’s
going to go?" Cassie said "I would like to keep it in Andy’s care,since he
takes care of
most of the band’s business, that okay with you guys?" A chorus of "yeah"
echoed though the lobby as the band moved out. One voice was absent.
"Anybody seen Cindy?" Cassie asked. "Right Here!"Cindy said strutting towrd
them in a pair
of leather biker boots. "What happened to your fancy sandals, Cind?" Cassie
a self-satisfied smile, the snow lepord began "I traded them for these.
English Setter femme that won "Best New country" star? Well, she just loved
my shoes, but
the biker boots she had on she hated. Her manager got them for her as part of
"image". Anyway, the long and the short of it is, we both made out well."
passed the award to Andy,she looked the band and with a tear in her eyes
replied "So did we."
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