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Thread: Ballerina Shoes, Pt. 1
August 18th, 2012 12:02 PM #21Senior Member
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Your name is Hope Cara Carpenter and you are an 18 year old trainee at a famous ballet school. You've been dancing since you were six years old and dancing is your life. It gets even better when you're selected to play the leading role in an upcoming performance your school is hosting. But it also comes with some consequences--like not being able to have a real social life and being around only other dancers most of the time.
What dance school are you going to?
Ballet Academy East
What ballet are you starring in?
School is let out for the summer and you've signed up to go on a school-sponsored summer-long trip to Paris, France along with your two closest friends, Ivy Johanna Baker and Caitlin Daphne Ballard. In late June, after a hard week of dancing, you and your friends go to a local nightclub, where you meet a trio of guys. One of them--the taller, thinner, and quieter one--captures your attention. You get the shy boy talking and it turns out he's an American art student on vacation to France with his best friends, Martin Fletcher and Christian Taylor. You spent most of the night talking to him and you didn't realize until you and your friends were about to leave you forgot to ask his name. You run back to the club and ask. He smiles and says his name is Jack Thomas Wood.
Even though Paris is a big city, you keep bumping into Jack. You have several romantic rendezvous with him in Paris, as well as in other parts of France. On the day he's set to leave, he stops by the flat you're sharing with your friends and gives you a piece of paper with all of his contact information and a quick peck on the cheek. He's on your mind for the rest of the summer. Then, you forget all about him when you get back home and serious with dancing.
7 years later, you've graduated and are now a professional dancer working for a company called Ballerina Shoes. You're also still single and have no children. You'd never admit it, but you feel guilty you've never kept in touch with the guy you met in Paris. Then, as if it's Fate, your company goes on tour with its latest performance and you swear you saw Jack in the audience. Of course, you could be wrong.
What city did you think you saw him in?
What dance was your company performing?
After the show, you sign fans autographs, then you and the other dancers return to your dressing rooms. In your room, there is a gorgeous bouquet of roses waiting for you. The card says, "Meet me at Cafe De Paris tomorrow night at seven. I'll be waiting. Love, Jack." You're literally jumping up and down, you're so excited. The following night, you dress yourself to the nines and meet him at seven--even skipping a staff meeting. But it was worth it--you had the time of your life and have fallen head over heels for Jack!
What did the bouquet of roses look like?
What dress are you wearing?
Jack is now officially your boyfriend and he comes to almost every show. But 3 weeks later, your company is ready to move to a different state. You're devastated. So much so you can't concentrate on dancing and, on the final show of the week, you fall on stage and severely break your leg. At the hospital, the doctor gives you the worst thing you could tell a dancer: you'll never dance again.