Hope you all like my new story!
"Come on, Drew! Come on, come on!" Annie Peterson urged the redhead girl she was now tugging by the arm. "We're going to be late!"
Drew shook her head. "No, it's only twelve." She pointed at the clock hanging on the wall. "It starts at twelve-thirty."
"But we were supposed to be there twenty minutes early!" Annie whispered.
"Yeah. We have ten minutes. We'll be fine!" Drew replied.
"But we don't even know where the stage is!" said Annie urgently. "And how are we going to? This place is huge!" And it was. Probably twice as large as their school.
"All right, fine, let's just go." Drew muttered, and they dashed off down a right-hand corridor. At the end, they met Liz and Toby, two of their friends.
"Drew!" Toby exclaimed breathlessly. "Hey, do you know which way the stage is?"
"Nope, sorry." said Drew. "That's what we're trying to do!"
"Well, I think it's that way!" said Liz, pointing to their right.
"We went that way already," said Annie. "And I think it's that way." She pointed down the opposite hall to the left.
"Whatever." Liz shrugged. "We'll see you there." The group separated.
Drew and Annie rushed down the left hallway to a large brown door. "This is it!" Annie grinned, tossing a light red braid over her shoulder. "You excited?"
Drew shook her head nervously. "Honestly, not really. More like nervous." she smiled shakily, and adjusted her black hat so it was perfectly balanced on top of her head. With that, Annie pushed open the door to find every single person staring straight at them.
"You're almost late." said a harsh voice, and the two fifth-graders quickly noticed their extremely strict, uptight teacher Mrs. Lucas.
"We-we... we sorta... got lost." Annie blinked shyly, and bent down to tie the laces of her bright blue sneakers to avoid further embarrassment.
"No excuses. Sit." Mrs. Lucas gestured to the row of seats behind them. The pair quickly obeyed, sitting unsurely next to a small fourth grade boy with golden-colored hair, whose name was Justin.
"Hi," said Justin quietly. "Hope she wasn't too tough on you." The girls shook their heads and turned away.
"So, is that all?" asked a man with wild hair and a knitted sweater standing on the stage.
Mrs. Lucas scanned her clipboard. "No," she said coldly. "I do hope no one's forgotten."
Just then, Toby and Liz burst in hastily, only to see Mrs. Lucas's stern glare.
"You're late." she said to them, and without further ado, they rushed to sit next to Annie and Drew.
"That was close," Liz whispered.
"Welcome to Hollywood Arts High School!" exclaimed the man on the stage. "My name is Sikowitz. Students of Howard Woods Elementary School, this is a performing arts school that many of you will probably go to. It is a wonderful place full of talented children. Here to show you this is a group of students who are going to sing, dance, and act for your enjoyment." He gestured for five students to stand next to him. Three girls, one with wavy brown hair, another with black hair and aqua highlights, and the last with dark red hair, and two boys, one with brown braided hair, the other with dark hair perfectly styled. They all waved except for the girl with the highlights, who merely scowled at them. "These students here are about to show you the amazing talent found here!" Sikowitz gestured for them to begin, and stepped away.
First, the girl with the wavy brown hair and the guy with the braided hair sang a duet. The song was something about "making it shine," or whatever they said.
Next the girl with the red hair did cartwheels while singing the national anthem. That one was strange.
Then, the boy with the dark hair sang a song with the girl with the highlights.
When they had finished, the group got onstage and bowed.
"Great job, kids!" Sikowitz clapped. "Now, wait just a minute." he said as the group of high-schoolers made to step off the stage. "We have one more performance." The five looked around in confusion. Annie's stomach turned. Now was her moment.
How was that? Like it?
uh,karey might change a bit.
Karey: she is a girly girl,and pretty much the cat of her school.(to the creator of river,is it ok is karey and river are bffs?) she sometimes tells stories of what her older sister did in the past week("yesterday,my sister drew a mustache on our neighbors chiuaua.he wasnt plesed.","my sister was put in a mental hospital for the rest of the week the other day for tackeling a clown.",ect.)when she meets cat,she says cat is like the sister she never had(then says she has one,but she goes to the mental hospital often)
Juliet is a tomboy who loves singing,acting,skating,ice
skating,basketball, tether ball,soccer,and just about
any sport you can imagine!!!She has long,red hair,bangs
covering her left eye,sea green eyes.She mostly wears
funny shirts that look like Poncho's,but not,with yoga
pants and Converse,DC's,Moccasins,Toms,and any
non-girly type of sneaker.Juliet is sweet,funny,fun to
be with,tomboy,caring,not afraid of ANY attention,
not afraid of running wild,not afraid of scary movies,
is afraid of falling in love.Eventually,she will fall in love.
Yes,yes,with a boy named Romeo.Romeo Oliver.
Romeo is the funny-guy-in-the-group.He loves to tell
jokes and be the class-clown.In his last school,he was
voted for Worlds Funniest Class Clown because he put
some crabs in the teachers toilet and when they sat,
they would get pinched in the buttox.He got detention
for that,but,it was worth it!He is in love with Juliet,Juliet Valentine.
"Okay, children." Mrs. Lucas said in her stern, almost scary voice. "I will call roll, and then you will stand on the stage." The elementary kids looked up as Mrs. Lucas began to call names. "Elizabeth?"
"Here!" said Liz, raising her hand.
"River, Karey, Jason, Drew, Kathryn, Juliet, Toby, Romeo, Christopher..." They were all there. Finally, Mrs. Lucas got to the last name.
"And, Annalise?" she asked.
"Here!" Annie practically burst out of her seat. Mrs. Lucas glared at her for her excessive enthusiasm.
"All right then, we will begin." She gestured for Juliet, Drew, and Kathryn to come up. They had written a play together and were acting it out. It was a really well-written one, something suspenseful and dramatic about a detective who tries to solve this huge, complicated crime until he eventually finds out that his wife was the culprit all along. A three-person play that went successfully.
Next was Liz, River, and Karey, all of the fourth grade girls. They did a dance trio, with lots of intricate turns and steps that once you watched them, they were breathtakingly amazing. Then Jason got up to do a comedy routine about the airport. A strange topic, but it worked. After that, Toby and Romeo did a ridiculous comedy/singing duo where they lip-syched the words to a song but ended up shoving each other in a fight. Annie and Chris were the last to go.
Chris grinned at her. "Ready?" he asked quietly.
Annie nodded, but her stomach was erupting in butterflies. Chris grabbed her hand and squeezed it, comforting her, before they climbed onstage and took their places.
They were doing a duet, Annie at the microphone and Chris at the piano, doing a bit of background singing.
Annie gulped as Chris started to play. But she swallowed her nerves and went for it.
After it was over, Annie guessed that it went pretty well. The high-schoolers were cheering, and she overheard the girl with the brown wavy hair tell the one with the dark red hair that she and Chris were like a "mini-me" version of her and some guy named Andre.
"Well, that was great." said Sikowitz, the high school teacher. "Amazing job!" He clapped his hands one last time, then continued. "Our students will fill out an evaluation form, telling each of you what you did well and what you could improve on. And the elementary students will get a similar one, only for the Hollywood Arts high schoolers." He was just passing them out when a guy in the back dropped something. Annie hadn't noticed him earlier.
"Bill, how many times have I told you not to drop the camera?" Sikowitz shouted, then ran back to help him.
Annie's heart started to race. Their performance was caught on tape. If it ever got out... she shuddered to think of the possibilities. She could be stopped from performing ever again! The others at their school would tease them ruthlessly! The list was endless. But her only hope was that no one would ever see it, her most embarrassing moment caught on tape.
How was that? Was it good?