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« Reply #15 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 09:07am »

Rena races backstage, her hair a mess.
"I sorry I late!" she says to no one in particular while fingering through her hair. "Did I miss show?"
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 10:42am »

While the strongmen were setting up for their act, Sean applauded the singing woman, hands frantically clapping at her obvious talent. Connie nudged him with his cane, and Sean stopped, stumbling a bit from the force. "Well, I guess it's our turn." Sean said, and glanced over at Conwell. They both took a deep breath, and stepped up onto the stage. "I thought you told the pups to be here by now..." Sean whispered out of the corner of his mouth, and elbowed Conwell. "I thought they-" he started, but didn't get to finish his sentence. Jamari and Jabari came running onto the stage, the wax making their paws skid across the floor. They slid up to Conwell's feet, and stopped, a pile of fur and paws. Sean's face was beet red, and bullets of sweat were rolling down his cheeks. Conwell put on a smile, shot a "Dear God, smite me" look at Andy, and held his cane into the air. Sean adjusted his shirt nervously, and Conwell placed his top hat on the table the strongmen had set up. "Ladies and gentlemen, there is nothing in this hat. But don't take my word for it- see for yourself!" Conwell boasted, and held up his hat for all to see. Nothing was inside, as he had just said. He set the hat down on the table, made a few fake magical gestures, and reached his hand inside the hat. It went past the opening hinge on the top of the hat, and into the table covered with cloth, reaching around for his prize. To the amazement of the audience, and the dismay of Sean, Conwell was up to his shoulder in the hat. He put his head in his hand, and shook it silently.

Finally, after a minute of reaching about, Conwell grasped his objective, and pulled it out. Or... At least, half of it. Some joker must have been messing with Conwell, because instead of a rabbit, he pulled out a lump of rotten, bloody meat. He jerked his hand away, doing a very good impression of a frightened little girl by throwing the meat to the ground where the two pups hungrily ate at it, screaming. Conwell was visibly frightened, but the audience was laughing. Apparently, they thought that was intentional. He looked over at Andy, who was smiling at him and waving. "That woman's going to get me killed up here..." he mumbled under his breath, and put the hat back on. Unfortunately, he forgot to unhinge it, and the top bobbed up and down on his head. He had another round of laughter by people who thought this must be a comedy act, and scowled at Sean. "The pants. Are not. Helping. They think we're comedians!" Connie whispered to Sean, pointing at the extremely reflective pants the two of them were wearing. He put on a smile for the audience, and moved on to his next trick. He lifted up his new trick-cane, and threw it up into the air. A light shimmered from it, and it burst into flame, shooting out sparks from both ends. Sean smiled at his own invention, wondering if those fireworks were legal in this town. Still, he grinned, and held up a deck of cards to the audience. He showed them each and every card, it appeared to be a normal deck. However, he shuffled the deck, and tossed it into the air. Each and every card that was now landing on the audience was an Ace of Spades. The people oohed and awed, but laughed again when the deck from before fell out of his sleeve.

Conwell, meanwhile, was trying to put out a small fire on the end of his cape. "Papa? Are you dancing?" Jamari asked, but Conwell finally stamped it out and scooped the two up onto the table. He held the pups in place, and they both sat down, staring obediently ahead. "And now, my dear audience, I shall make these two puppies... Dissapear!" he exclaimed, and tapped his cane on the floor a couple times. He spoke some words that even he barely understood, and tapped Jamari and Jabari on the backs of their heads delicately. He said some more words, and a giant puff of smoke erupted from under the table. Of course, the pyrotechnics went a bit awry, and let loose a loud bang. This caused the two pups to scurry away, not being seen by the audience through the smoke. When it cleared, Conwell was face-down on the stage, snoring.

"Aaa... Aaaaaa... Aaaaaaaaand that's our show! Goodbye, dear audience!" Sean shouted, and grabbed Conwell on the back of the foot, dragging him offstage and being careful not to bump his head on the three-step staircase.
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xx Re: The Opening Night Variety Show
« Reply #17 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 11:40am »




At first Delia didn't know whether she was suppose to applaud or laugh. She sat in slight confusion until the man was dragged off the stage by his comrade and once again clapped politely until the stage was clear of the men and his pups. Kappa on the other hand was very excited and cheered heartily for the two men, even after they had left the stage.


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« Reply #18 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 12:02pm »

After her perfomance, Francesca had rushed backstage and through the building in order to join her family in the box they had rented out. She breathlessly managed to catch the end of Conwell's act.
"Wow," she whispered to Lavender as she clapped, "Is it just me, or is there absolutely no serious act in this whole show?"
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xx Re: The Opening Night Variety Show
« Reply #19 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 12:08pm »

"Our next act is Jamie Caldwell!" The man on stage announced. His smile quickly faded when no one arrived. "Mr. Caldwell?"
When there was still no response, the man walked behind stage, took a look around, then returned.
"It seems Jamie Caldwell isn't here today. Uh, right. Sabra Starr is next, then." He cleared his throat as he dissapeared off stage.

Larghetto and Fermata exchanged looks. Only they and the magicians would know the reason for Jamie's absence.

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« Reply #20 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 12:14pm »

Miakoda finished with her make-up and tied her hair into a low ponytail. She looked at Rena and smiled.
"You're not late, dear. I believe that the order is Sabra Starr, then Rena, then Kuro Imari. I'm not sure which one of those is you, but it doesn't seem you missed your act because you are certainly not Jamie."
She stood, and stretched, then nodded to Sean as he pulled Conwell in.
"Nice show."
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 12:22pm »

Sean dropped Conwell to the floor, and sat down on a chair, his head in his hands. "Yeah, right. That was a disaster with a capital D. His freakin' girlfriend switched the rabbit with a lump of meat, the pups were late, he caught fire, I messed up the card trick, and he passed out. How could it get any worse?" he asked, but glanced over at Conwell. He couldn't stay mad, Connie meant well... He was just a little inept. He glanced over at Miakoda, and nodded to her politely. "Good luck with your preformance, I hope you do better than we did. Break a leg."
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 12:29pm »

"Hey, at least it was interesting," Miakoda tilted her head. "From what I could hear, the audience wasn't bored. Even if you mess everything up, it's always better if they laugh. Anyway, thanks. Let's hope I don't physically break anything."
She chuckled and walked over to the props that Cornelius had brought with him, quickly deciding on what to do.
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 1:46pm »

Sabra walked out of the dressing room and to the wings, listening to her stiletto heels click against the polished oak wooden floor. She separated the black curtains only wide enough to let her see who was in the audience but the lights were so bright that she couldn't see beyond the first two rows. She sighed and looked back. "Where's the stage manager?" she asked a young man who was lying on the ground.
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 1:54pm »

Sean pointed up to the stage, and nodded without looking up. The smell of her perfume was there before she was. "Sabra, right? You're on right now." he said, and looked up apologetically.
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 1:55pm »

Scott looked back at the program he had received at the door. "Jamie Caldwell next. Do you know who that is?" he asked Andy. These people in America sure put on weird shows. Maybe that's just typical here, he thought.
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 2:04pm »

Adrian shook her head to say no, and snickered. "From the sounds of it, Caldwell's not here. I guess that's less competition for Connie, but... I think he mentioned turning a guitarist by the name of Caldwell into a cat. What sort of act was Jamie going to do?"
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 2:15pm »

Sabra walked on stage to the microphone. She looked to the piano and gave him a nod. He started playing and she began:

"There were nights when the wind was so cold
That my body froze in bed
If I just listened to it
Right outside the window

There were days when the sun was so cruel
That all the tears turned to dust
And I just knew my eyes were
Drying up forever

I finished crying in the instant that you left
And I can't remember where or when or how
And I banished every memory you and I had ever made

But when you touch me like this
And you hold me like that
I just have to admit
That it's all coming back to me
When I touch you like this
And I hold you like that
It's so hard to believe but
It's all coming back to me
(It's all coming back, it's all coming back to me now)

There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things I'd never do again
But then they'd always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than any laws allow
Baby Baby

If I kiss you like this
And if you whisper like that
It was lost long ago
But it's all coming back to me
If you want me like this
And if you need me like that
It was dead long ago
But it's all coming back to me
It's so hard to resist
And it's all coming back to me
I can barely recall
But it's all coming back to me now
But it's all coming back

There were those empty threats and hollow lies
And whenever you tried to hurt me
I just hurt you even worse
And so much deeper

There were hours that just went on for days
When alone at last we'd count up all the chances
That were lost to us forever

But you were history with the slamming of the door
And I made myself so strong again somehow
And I never wasted any of my time on you since then

But if I touch you like this
And if you kiss me like that
It was so long ago
But it's all coming back to me
If you touch me like this
And if I kiss you like that
It was gone with the wind
But it's all coming back to me
(It's all coming back, it's all coming back to me now)

There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things we'd never do again
But then they'd always seemed right
There were nights of endless pleasure
It was more than all your laws allow
Baby, Baby, Baby

When you touch me like this
And when you hold me like that
It was gone with the wind
But it's all coming back to me
When you see me like this
And when I see you like that
Then we see what we want to see
All coming back to me
The flesh and the fantasies
All coming back to me
I can barely recall
But it's all coming back to me now

If you forgive me all this
If I forgive you all that
We forgive and forget
And it's all coming back to me
When you see me like this
And when I see you like that
We see just what we want to see
All coming back to me
The flesh and the fantasies
All coming back to me
I can barely recall but it's all coming back to me now

(It's all coming back to me now)
And when you kiss me like this
(It's all coming back to me now)
And when I touch you like that
(It's all coming back to me now)
If you do it like this
(It's all coming back to me now)
And if we, , ,"
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 2:18pm »

"I think...I think he was going to..sing.." He stared at the woman singing on stage open-mouthed.
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 2:34pm »

Adrian nodded, and listened to the woman sing. She was talented, to be sure... Lacked something, though. Some little detail she couldn't quite pick out. She glanced over at Scott to see his reaction to her, and smirked out of the corner of her mouth. "That was fast." she mumbled, and turned her attention back to the stage.
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