Truth (pt. 5)

Hey Guardians.

It feels like forever ago since I did one of these posts, but I guess that was only January. Anyway, I have the next installment of Truth for you all today! A lot of you seemed glad I was continuing this, and I think it’s turning out pretty nicely.

Anyway, don’t forget to read the previous parts if you haven’t already!

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter 5: The Arts

Hanging out with Scarlet had really taken my mind off the play. In fact, I completely put it out of my mind until I got an email about rehearsal.

“Ugh,” I sighed. “I guess I should at least look over my lines.”

I pulled out the book that contained the play. Even though all of Cinderella’s lines were already highlighted, I began to highlight all of the Fairy Godmother’s lines. It wasn’t such a bad part really. I still had a ton of lines, more than even the Wicked Stepmother! Besides, who’d want to play a villain?

After all my lines were highlighted, I began to practice them in the mirror. Even though I wasn’t the main character in the play, I was still in it! I was determined to be the best Fairy Godmother the world had ever seen.

After school the next day, it was time for the first rehearsal. For most of the time, I just sat around in the audience. My part was so short compared to Cinderella’s. I really did think I would make a better Cinderella than Bella, the girl they chose. She was a senior, and one of the most popular girls in school. That had to be why they picked her. She wasn’t even a good actress. She could barely remember her own lines! I knew all of Cinderella’s lines. I mouthed them along with Bella. 

Finally, it was time for the Fairy Godmother’s part. I went up on the stage and said my lines perfectly. Then, it was time for my song. I sang my song and sounded great, if I do say so myself.

I left right after my part was over. I didn’t want to stay a second longer than I had to. I dropped Grace off at home and went straight to Scarlet’s.

“How was rehearsal?” Scarlet asked.

“Horrible!” I shouted.

“It was really that bad, eh?” Scarlet raised her eyebrow.

“Okay, maybe it wasn’t so bad,” I sighed. “But the girl they cast as Cinderella isn’t even that good!”

“Hm,” Scarlet replied, doodling something in a notebook.

“What are you up to?” I inquired.

“Oh, nothing much,” Scarlet said, putting down the notebook.

I quickly snatched the notebook. Scarlet was my best friend, and we told each other everything. Why was she keeping something from me?

My eyes looked over the realistic sketches. “Scarlet, these are amazing!” I gasped. My friend had drawn incredibly detailed portraits of all her family members. I knew Scarlet was into art, but I had no idea she was this good.

“Oh,” Scarlet replied. “I was just doodling.”

“Scarlet, these are more than just doodles! These are better than a lot of things that we saw at that museum last month!” I exclaimed, recalling a field trip to an art museum we had taken as a class.

“If you say so,” Scarlet replied.

Scarlet and I were two completely different people. If I had a talent, I flaunted it. I wanted the world to know I was a good actress. However, Scarlet hated the spotlight. She kept most of her talents hidden, even if they were incredible.

I abruptly put the notebook down when my phone rang. It was my mom.

“Yeah?” I answered. My mom was just calling to let me know it was almost time for dinner. I said a quick goodbye to Scarlet and headed home.

Days passed and I kept perfecting my performance of the Fairy Godmother. With each rehearsal, I became better and better. I even noticed that my co-stars were improving too. Bella hardly forgot any lines now. Finally, it was time for the first dress rehearsal.

🙂 I hope y’all liked it!


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