This is part two of Gentle Shadow’s story, I apologize for the month long delay in between the two parts. Anyway, that said I give you the final part.
Gentle Shadow is brushing her hair at a dressing stand backstage, Dizzy Feather is seated on a crate nearby.
Hey, Dizzy, could you peek out and see if you can spot that Crazy Ant guy. They say if he’s here, he’ll be somewhere in the first row.
Dizzy Feather runs off. After she does, Gentle throws a fancy microphone sitting nearby into a box, and pulls out a beat up one out of her jacket pocket.
She sits the microphone down and looks at the papers sitting nest to it. She bunches up the papers and tosses them into a nearby trashcan. After she does that, she pulls out a folded up piece of paper from her shirt pocket.
Dizzy Feather runs back and reclaims her seat on a nearby crate.
He is sitting directly in the middle, he’s wearing a dark gray tuxedo and a dark green tie.
Ok, I’m the first of seven people singing today, Crazy Ant is the only talent scout here, he’s extremely picky on singers. But I’m sure he’ll like my singing voice.
Over-head speaker: *crackle* Attention. Our first singer will be singing in two minutes. *crackle*
That’s your cue.
I guess it is. I’m so nervous, this is my chance to have my dream come true. It may be my only one, what if I mess it up!
You’ll be fine. I believe in you. In a few weeks to a few months from now. I’ll be asking for you to sign my copy of your first album.
Gentle! Your on!
Gentle Shadow follows the stage manger out of sight. Dizzy Feather runs out into a school cafeteria and grabs an open fold-out chair next to Shy Owl.
Shy Owl (whispering):
Is she ready?
She’s a bit nervous but other than that she is.
Surrounding poptropicans shush her as Gentle walks onto the stage. Slow piano music begins to play.The crew members pause and lift their eyebrows at the piano player.
🎵 The moonlight shines on the dew covered grass, stars twinkle in de-ligh-t, this world is filled with adventure waiting to be found. Dreams that come true and dreams that never will be true. Perhaps you could be the one, perhaps this could be the year. Lost forever may be stories never told. But maybe once their secrets could be revealed. The moonlight shine on the dew covered grass, stars twinkle in delight. This may be the moment to save the day. But we may never know what adventures wait to be found…🎵
The music and the singing fade as the stage lights click off. We hear clapping before we jump into a fast-forward through the other singers.
Later back stage, Gentle in crouched in the corner crying. Shy and Dizzy are comforting her.
Don’t let what he said get to you.
Yeah, that Crazy Ant was crazy to say you had a terrible singing voice, you sound great.
A lady with deep purple hair walks up to them.
Are you Gentle Shadow?
Well, my name’s Silly Icicle and I would like to have a talk with you and your parents about having you one my show “Young Poptropicans Have Talent”.
A picture of Gentle is shown on an album cover saying “ Album one of Young Poptropicans have Talent Season 14 winner: Gentle Shadow”
Hope you all enjoyed Gentle Shadow’s story, I’ll see you again soon!
– Dizzy Feather