Katherine worked in an
electronics factory. One day
after work, she went outside
and met with Tom, who took
her home in his father's car.
That day, they were excited
because their band, Steel City, The concert was very good,
was going to play in a concert. but the best news was Tom's
surprise. He had sent a
cassette of their songs to the
radio station. After the
concert, the radio said that
their band will be in The
Battle of Bands competition.
Every year, the winners made
a CD at a local record
The bad news was that
Katherine broke Tom's guitar
in her excitement, so she had
to buy him a new one.
“And finally, the
last band in this
The next day in Tom and Katy's
lunch hour, they went to the music
shop to buy a new guitar. Rachel,
Katy´s youngest sister, lent her
money for the guitar.
After a difficult choice
because all the guitars
were expensive, the owner
showed them a cheap
guitar. It wasn't very
beautiful but Tom wanted
it, so they bought it.
That night, when
Katy got home, she
sat at her electric
piano and wrote a
new song. It was a
sad song and she
named it “A Last
She wrote it thinking
about Tom. She couldn't
stop thinking of his cold
and different smile when
he took the guitar in the
The band needed to
practice, so Katherine went
to the factory quickly, but
there was a problem, Tom
Where was Tom?
She went fast to Aruna's home but
Tom wasn't there.
Later, Tom appeared and the girls
asked him where he was. He
responded, “I had things to do.”
Tom began to do strange things.
When they began playing, something was different.
Tom's music become better and better, but he was
strange. Something was wrong.
Tom rarely talked, he criticized Tom was driving with Katherine to
everything. her home, and he called
They began to play again, and Katherine Katy, he usually
Tom's music was getting called her Katy.
better, but a strange thing Later, she gave him a new song
happened, Tom didn't want to called “ A Last Good Bye”.
stop. Tom started to drive faster, and
Danny reached out for the guitar, she turned around and
but Tom said, “Never touch my reached for the guitar, and
guitar, never” suddenly he stopped the car,
and he said, “Don't go near my
Katy wanted to know what
happened to Tom, so she Katy went to Tom's room
went to his house. and she saw the guitar.
Tom wasn't there, and his
mom told her that Tom
She put the amplifier in.
was strange, that he was She moved her fingers
playing the guitar all day. across the guitar but
there was no sound.
A sudden fear filled her
heart and she ran out of
the room, and she heard
a noise form inside
Katy went to the music shop.
The shop owner said that a woman came
with the guitar and said, “ I didn't want it
in my house.”
He also said that her name was Linda
Carter and the guitar brought bad luck.
Katty arrived to Linda Carter's house. When
she told Linda about the guitar, her face
Mrs. Carter said that her husband stopped
thinking about the guitar and he stopped
having bad dreams about it.
Katy had to promise to never come back
and she said more about the guitar.
Linda told Katy that she - After the concert, he screamed
played on a band whose at the band. He was really angry.
name was “Circle of Then, he drove away alone.
Gold”. They had a Nobody ever saw him again.
wonderful guitarist, David
-“He had a car crash”, Linda said.
Ryan. He was strange
because the most -“The guitar didn’t break in the
important thing in his life crash”
was music, and every
Linda told Katy that they kept the
time they practiced,
guitar. And then, about a year ago
David was furious and
some strange things started to
shouted. Linda told Kathy
happen. Sometimes Linda and
that they had a big
her husband could hear that
competition, Battle of the
guitar, they had bad dreams, and
Bands, the same that
Phil was angry. Linda then
Steel City was going to
disappeared into the flat. Kathy
needed to talk with somebody.
Kathy went to her house to
talk with Rachel, her sister.
She told her the story, but
Rachel didn’t believe her, so
she asked her if she can go
to see Tom on their next
practice. So on Wednesday,
Kathy appeared with
Rachel in the practice, they
were all surprised to see
Rachel there, except Tom,
because he wasn’t there.
Tom came late and his face
was white, he was strange,
of course, and he was
carrying THAT guitar.
All the band started to think two songs to play on The Battle
of the Bands, and then somebody called on the phone,
Danny answered, and she shouted that it was for Tom. Then,
Katy asked Rachel what does she think about Tom and she
didn't see nothing strange about him, but they heard Tom
shouting with his boss.
-“I dont need your job!”, “ Circle of Gold are going to be big. I
´m going to be a star! What do you think about that?”.
He threw the phone down and came back to the room. He
started to play.
Tom left with his guitar They started to look at some
and drove away too fast. old newspapers to find what
Rachel asked Katy if they were looking for.
she heard what he said, The librarian found a piece of
“Circle of Gold”. newspaper because there was
Katy was confused, so a fire years ago.
Rachel decided to They saw a photo of David
obtain more information. Ryan ,so that meant that
They went to the library “Circle of Gold” didn't win.
to get some extra That's what David Ryan got
information in order to furious. In that photo, David
understand what was was with the same guitar that
going on. Tom bought, THAT guitar.
David was looking as angry as
Tom on the practices.
Kathy and Rachel both thought So Kathy and Rachel started
that Tom wasn't Tom, that Tom to think about ways to save
was David Ryan. Some part of Tom's life, but every one of
him didn’t die in that car crash, those ideas had something
they told themselves. He was a wrong, so Rachel said there
ghost that was trying to come was only one opportunity to
back. “He's probably confused,” save Tom's life, and it was
“I think that Tom Webster and wining the competition.
David Ryan are fighting inside
one person. They probably
don’t understand what's
happening,” said Rachel.
So Kathy started to think that if
Tom's doing the same thing that
David did, its probable that Tom
will have a car accident.
The big night came at last. All the bands had to arrive at the City Arena
early. Katy went with Danny and Aruna in Danny´s van.
Tom arrived late. He didn´t speak to anyone. That guitar never left his
hands. Katy was starting to hate it. But to save Tom the band had to win
Lisa Jones was famous. It was her job to introduce all the bands.
“Welcome to the battle of the bands!”she shouted.
The first two bands were terrible, but the third – the Passengers – was
great. The band listened to three more bands. “And now, please give a
big welcome to…Steel City!”. The two songs were great, but Tom didn´t
seem happy. Finally, the last band played their last song. The judges had
to make their decision now. Katy was extremely nervous. “The judges
have not been able to make a decision,” said Lisa, “they couldn´t choose
between The Passengers and Steel City. Both bands will come back on
stage and play one more song.” The Passengers went out on stage.
Suddenly, a hand fell on Katy´s arm. It was Rachel, and Phil Carter was
with her. “We won the competition,” said Phil. Won? Katy´s blood froze.
“but…you lost, didn´t you? That´s why David Ryan was angry.” “No,” said
Carter “we won the competition that night, but David still wasn´t happy.”
“So our plan is useless” Katy said to Rachel, “if we won the competition,
nothing would change. It will be the same as twenty years ago. We can
try to lose,” Katy said.
Katy´s first idea was to refuse to play, but they didn´t need her
electric piano. Tom walked out onto the stage alone. Aruna and
Danny were standing behind the stage. Katy ran to them.
“Why aren´t you on the stage too?” Katy asked.
“Tom said that there´s a new plan” said Aruna.
“He said that you agreed to it” added Danny.
“Agreed to what?” Katy asked.
“He´s playing the last song alone”
On stage, Tom started to play. It was great. It was my new song
`A Last Good-Bye´. Katy had to do something, or Tom was
going to die. Katy ran out into the stage and broke Tom´s guitar.
Suddenly, the ghost of David Ryan disappeard, and Katy´s
boyfriend was back!