Bobette danced down the hall of West Hills School. It
was lunch time, when best friends Amber Shoyru, Bobette Chia and Lisa
Aisha could spill the daily gossip and have fun.
"I wish I could dance like you, Amber. What do you have
that I don't?" Bobette asked while spinning and bumping into students.
"How about LEGS?" joked Lisa the Aisha, Amber's other
Bobette stuck her tongue out at Lisa. Although Lisa and
Bobette are Amber's best friends, they didn't always get along.
Lisa was from a rich family. Lisa was sometimes spoiled
and didn't take no for an answer. But Lisa was a good friend who always
gave good advice and was very smart. Bobette, is almost total opposite.
Bobette is very silly and very clumsy. Bobette always knows how to make
the best of every situation.
"You Shoyrus are lucky," said Bobette as they sat at
their usual lunch table.
Before they could continue their conversation, Justin
Gelert, President of West Hills Student Council walked up to their table
holding brightly colored papers.
"Hey Justin," said Amber.
"Hi girls," Justin answered. Bobette started smiling
and little hearts seemed to appear around her head.
"How are you today? Isn't the weather beautiful out?
I think so but...."
Lisa rolled her eyes and interrupted her.
"What's the paper for?" asked Lisa.
"I'm gonna tell you now. In a few weeks, West Hills will
be having their first annual talent show. If you have a talent you would
like to share, then sign up and bring sheets to the gym after school.
We need them ASAP because starting Monday we will hold auditions in the
next two weeks. Following the two weeks of auditions, the show will take
place. Here's some sheets, think about this, its gonna be fun."
Justin handed them each a colored sign up sheet.
"Thanks Justin," said Amber, reading the paper and put
it in her binder.
"Yes, good-bye Justin. I'll be sure to sign up, If you
are there, ah, I mean..."
Justin tried to hide his laughter. "OK, see you around..."
*At Bobette's House*
Amber, Lisa and Bobette were working on a group assignment
for English. As Amber opened her binder, the talent show sign up sheet
"Hey, I almost completely forgot about the talent show.
Is anyone gonna audition?" asked Lisa.
"If I could dance, I would dance....I would float around
the room so gracefully and Justin would be there and he would be so impressed..."
Bobette rambled on.
"Am, you can dance, why don't you audition?" Lisa exclaimed.
"Oh, I don't know...I wouldn't possibly win..."
Bobette woke up from her daydream. "Yeah, Amber you have
to go! You're so good, of course you would win!!!" Bobette said with excitement!
"Please Amber, don't be shy, this is a perfect opportunity
to break away from your shy self and show West Hills you can do it!" Amber
paused for a moment. She was very shy. She would like to prove to West
Hills she was talented.
"OK, I'll do it," said Amber. Bobette and Lisa cheered
as Amber filled out the form and put it in her bag.
"Calm down guys, now its time for work," Amber said,
but couldn't hide her excitement as well.
*The Next Day...After School*
Amber opened the door to her school gymnasium. Inside
were many species, from Skeiths to Kacheeks. Amber was on her own. Lisa
had cousins in town and had to hurry home, and Bobette didn't want to
miss her favorite talk show that was on once a week. Amber had to learn
to be independent, Bobby and Lisa wouldn't always be there with her. Slightly
intimidated, Amber slowly walked into the gym. She felt a little more
relieved when she saw Justin's familiar face.
"Wow, Amber, you're here. I'm surprised. Happy to see
you signed up." Justin grinned.
"I'm just as surprised as you are." Amber laughed. "Bobby
and Lisa made me."
"Well, take your form and put it in that pile, but you
need to sign that sheet with your name and talent."
Justin took her form and pointed to a lineup. "Oh, and
make sure you don't have the same song as anyone. We don't want any repeats."
"OK, thanks," said Amber, blushing and got in line. She
wished she wasn't so shy.
Amber knew exactly what routine she wanted to audition
with. She was going to perform a ballet dance to a popular song, The theme
from the Neo Nut Cracker play. Lisa and Bobby said she danced beautifully
to that song. Just then, the gymnasium doors swung open. The most popular
girl in school, Nancy Usul stood in the doorway, with her friends Jenna
Jubjub, Kelly Kacheek and Michelle Poogle. Nancy also was a dancer at
Miss Uni's, but she did not take ballet. Nancy and friends walked confidently
through the gymnasium, and everyone moved to make a walkway for them.
They stood behind Amber, whispering quietly. Nancy could tell she was
trying to read her sign up form. She held it close to her. Amber felt
very uncomfortable, and then Nancy and company walked to the front of
the line. No one said anything. Everyone listened to what Nancy's talent
would be. Nancy put her form in the pile.
Then, Nancy spoke, loud and clear "My name is Nancy (duh,
anyone who doesn't know me must be living under a rock) and I will.....um,
dance to that Neo Nut Cracker song," said Nancy proudly, and glared at
Amber. Amber started shaking. That was her song! What did she ever to
do Nancy? "I wish Lisa and Bobby were here..." Amber said quietly as tears
filled her eyes.
To be continued...