Oct 28, 2021 11:09 AM
esther and ivy meet the Stage
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“Do I?”

He twists to look and then watches as the thing crumbles.

”… Well that is incredibly strange.”

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"Were you doing an actual Stage performance?"

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"It was a rehearsal, I think? It was in the actual theater but Nana was rehearsing a dance that didn't look it would be in the actual show."

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What is that girl up to? "I don't think that you should hang out with her. She's up to something."

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“Maybe, I don’t know. We’ll see.”

Only noncommittal answers here.

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She sighs and turns forward where the teacher is glaring at her. She gives a slight smile in return, and the teacher begins her lesson. Today they're talking about different kinds of mounts for lighting. It's engaging enough that even she finds herself paying attention to it, and she giggles as the teacher relates an anecdote about a production where she ended up using gaff tape to bind string lights onto a prop.

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He is, of course, taking notes, and smiles when he glances over at S to find her paying attention for once.

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It's a refreshing change of pace for her as well. She's almost disappointed when the bell rings and they're off to go learn their assignments for this week's show. Almost.

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He trails after her on the way.

“Lighting mounts your thing?”

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She smiles. "I mean, kind of. Rigging in general? It's nice being responsible for things."

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“Yeah, I get you!”

S? Finally taking an interest in theatre? Almost too good to be true.

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"You look surprised, is something the matter?"

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“Nothing’s the matter! I’m just happy to see you taking more of an interest in theatre, is all.”

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"I've always been interested in theatre! I'm more used to being on the stage than behind the curtains, but I can appreciate the artistry on both sides."

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“Oh, did you act a lot? I’m not sure I knew that about you.”

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She stumbles for a moment, realizing she's shared more than she intended to.

"Don't worry about it. Look, we're here." They stand before the door to backstage for the experimental theater (not the important one, but a stage nevertheless). She gestures to Zero, urging him forward. "After you."

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He enters into the small space, smiling a little at the familiar sight of the backstage space of a theater.

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It's dark other than glow-strips marking prop locations. Her fellow students seem to pretty engrossed in their own tasks, so she heads over to the teacher for instructions.

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Assignments! Exciting!

He stops for a second just to enjoy the fact that he's here, he made it, no one is making him leave.

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"You two are late, glad to see that this class is important. You're going to have to hang lights, go get three fills for each side and put them up. Oh, and get a copy of the script - I'm assuming neither of you read it."

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She winces a little at the implication, but just nods - not worth it to argue. "Yes, sensei." She turns for lights storage and grabs Zero by the hand before he can ask any embarrassing (or inconvenient) questions. Better for those to be in private.

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Well. Okay then. Glad S is so sure of her ability to manhandle him around that she just does it whenever. He follows, though. Making a fuss is not in line with his goal of staying at this school.

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"Run on up the ladder and pass me down a couple of LED 30 watts, there's a good girl."

She has no intention of letting Zero have enough slack to return to his previous line of questioning.

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He does so. He ignores the condescending phrase tacked onto the end of the command, as well as the little jolt of happiness at the fact that S thinks he's a good anything.

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She reaches up and takes each can in turn, before stuffing a handful of gobos into her pocket, clipping two cans to her harness, and scrambling up into the rigging, wrench held in her teeth.

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