• Ensuing Darkness

    So You Think You Can Dance? p5

    “Sure, okay. Like what?” “Well I was thinking of something like double date.” As soon as the words left her mouth, I shook my head. “We’re just friends,” I said, trying not to clench my teeth as I spoke. It was hard enough trying to resist him without everyone talking about it or trying to push me into it. I thought. “Okay, okay, I’m sorry,” she said. “Do you want to hear about the date?” I nodded and she smiled. “It was great. He took me to this awesome Mexican food restaurant that had a dance floor. We danced the Salsa and Tango while we waited for our food, and…

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    So You Think You Can Dance? p3

    “Sure, sure,” he said, grinning and nodding as he and Mira walked away. “I’ll show you whose boss later!” he called after Alister. “When? When there are no witnesses to see me beat you? Again?” he called back over his shoulder and actually laughed before disappearing into the crowd. “Wow, I’ve never seen him smile, or laugh,” I said, slightly stunned. “He gets like that when I let him beat me,” Vincent said and everyone laughed. “Nah, he’s okay sometimes, like this, it’s just that temper. He’ll get over it one day.” Suddenly, the first names were called from the other side of the curtain, Amelia’s voice magnified by the…

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    So You Think You Can Dance? p2

    “That’s right. Calm down.” He put a hand on mine and looked into my eyes. “Everything will be okay.” “Okay,” I said and we both smiled. It seemed everyone was nervous, because in Home Ec., there were a few people who over-cooked their soufflés and failed. Except Louis though, and Mrs. Stettler was very proud. “Aren’t you nervous?” I asked him when she finished giving me an ‘A’ as well. “Nope,” he said confidently. “I am a great dancer and so is Diane. We’re gonna ace this test. How about you? You nervous?” “A little, but Connelly says I shouldn’t be.” “He’s right. You are a good dancer. Wouldn’t it…

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    So You Think You Can Dance? p1

    After dropping Kota off, Connelly drove swiftly back home and found his family in the sitting room once more, where it seemed all of their meetings took place. “So?” he asked his father, who was sipping a cup of coffee and looking thoughtful. He took a seat next to Ivan and waited for an answer. “Well,” he began, then paused. “She’s very pleasant and actually, I can’t understand why you would have had such a hard time with her, or you, Alister.” Alister shrugged. “Just something about her doesn’t sit right with me.” “Well, I have to agree with that also.” Mathias sipped his coffee again and ran a hand…

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    Dinner and Dancing p4

    He shook his head. “Just a sneak peek.” He winked and I shook my head. “You are getting to see this because, now don’t tell anyone, but she has already chosen you.” “What? Has she chosen everyone she wants already? That’s not fair,” I protested. “No, not everyone, but a few couples already hold the talent she’s looking for. Of course, if they do badly at the test, then she will pick someone else. They have to be able to dance well under pressure and that is what the test will do. Everyone will be watching the test.” “Everyone who? Like parents?” I asked. “Parents, teachers, students. Everyone. And whoever…

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    Truce p8

    “It’s part of her passion, actually,” he corrected. “She can’t stand it when there is strife that no one is willing to resolve.” “So you were unwilling to resolve this?” I couldn’t help but ask. “You seemed to know the right things to say to make me angry.” He didn’t look at me. “I’m sorry,” I said, guilt filling me now. “The way you kept changing the way you were acting was driving me crazy.” “I didn’t know what to do after that shock thing. It really freaked me out.” He let out an easy chuckle. “I wanted to stay away from you, but then of course I had to…

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    Truce p7

    I sighed as they left me to myself again. Glancing over at Sue, I was glad to see they were having a good time. They were so good together, with how Ivan was so sweet and gentle with her. His temperament completely matched hers. For identical twins, they’re completely different. I thought. Maybe I just happened to get the evil one. “Kota?” It was Coach Bailey. “Are you alright?” I forced a smile and said, “Yeah Coach, everything’s fine.” “I saw Myles over here talking to you,” he said, looking at me knowingly, and the smile slipped from my face. “Now, what’s going on?” “What do you think? My partner,…

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    Truce p1

    There was silence amongst us, the only other sound coming from the lapping of the waves on the beach. I’d come along to relax and forget about the irritating first few weeks back. This was supposed to be one of the last days of warm weather before the winter started setting in. Connelly’s mysterious behavior had continued, going from tense silence to a small attempt at conversation to complete indifference to anything that had to do with me. I was so tired of being around him and dealing with all his weirdness. In some ways, he was even worse than Alister, because at least Alister was consistent in his anger,…

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    Farewell Party p11

      “Who.” His voice sounded dead. “Your partners. They looked almost in tears by the end of the songs. Is this what you did?” I asked, feeling the warmth of anger rise in me. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I just do what I’m trained to do,” he said through a clenched jaw. “You’re trained to teach them dancing, not to make them cry,” I continued, pleased at seeing his snarl grow in intensity. “I mean, it’s no wonder no one wants to dance with you anymore. You’re uncompromising, unpleasant, and everything you say is negative. You weren’t like this yesterday, so what happened?” He didn’t answer. “Why…

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    Farewell Party p9

      ~*~ In gym, as soon as the class was all there we went straight into dance practice. This time, I was paired with Randy, the same dangerous dancer I had to run from at Kati’s party. “Hey Kota,” he said with an eager smile, “We’re dancing together again.” “Yep,” I smiled friendly while inwardly sighing. I glanced over at Coach Bailey, hoping he would see my ‘save me’ look, but he was too busy with the other students. We were sent to the wall to wait and I watched as they split Mira and Alister with another couple for teaching purposes. The boy with Mira was so happy and…