I live an ordinary life with my parents, 2 sisters and a brother. But it's my best friend who you probably recognize. Her name is Kylie Jayne Jonas. Yes, my best friend is the only sister of the Jonas Brothers. Who am I, you ask? I'm Alayna Rachelle Quinn. But everyone I know calls me Lanie.
Let's start by giving you a little background on me and my family. My parents grew up in the same church in New Jersey as Paul and Denise Jonas. They got married within a week of each other. Kevin and my older brother, Aaryn were born 3 days apart. 3 years later, Joe and my oldest sister, Kaitlyn were born 2 weeks apart. 2 years after that, I was born 1 week before Nick and his twin sister Kylie. My youngest sister, Katherine, was born a year and a half later, the youngest of both families. We grew up next door to each other, constantly over at each other's houses. My first memory is one morning 2 weeks after my 6th birthday. Because I was Nick and Kylie's age, I grew up best friends with them. And of course, being around Nick constantly meant that I grew up loving music.
My mother had walked me and Kaitlyn down the sidewalk to the Jonas family house 3 hours earlier. Kaitee immediately went to get into some sort of mischief with Joe while I went in search of Kylie and Nick. It wasn't hard to find them. All I had to do was follow the music playing till I got to the bedroom they shared. I dragged my little guitar case down the hall and stepped into the bedroom. We were all teaching ourselves to play.
I don't remember much about that day, but I have a definite memory of sitting on Kylie's bed with her and Nick many times. When I turned 13, Nick and I were both discovered at the famous hairdresser with his mom, Denise. He released a solo album which was not as popular, until he and his brothers formed their band. I began writing songs and finally found a sympathetic record record company executive who agreed to listen to one of my songs. He told me he liked it and thought I had a lot of potential. He agreed to help me record it and release it as a radio single. It became my immensely successful song, "Mary's Song". My story behind this song is that it's based on me and my sister Kaitlyn. Our parents and the Jonas parents always believed that Nick and I and Joe and Kaitee would grow up and fall in love. You may soon discover, well, I won't spoil it for you but it may be a lot more complicated than that.