|Behind the Mask
Author: JaseCD PM
As a child, Baylie Fletcher was abused by her dad. He left scars all over her face causing her to wear a mask for self confidence. Joel loves music, but his parents have other plans for him. When he sees Baylie dance, he has to meet her again.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,982 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 09-19-12 - Published: 03-25-12 - id: 3007962
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That's where Joel's been the past few weeks. I haven't seen him at all, he barely even called! I didn't know what was going on, but I wasn't happy about it.
I sat on my bed, hugging my American Girl doll tightly to my chest, thinking. Anytime I had asked him on the phone where he was, he said he was busy. Did I believe that? Not at all.
"Miss Lucia? Are you ready for ballet practice?"
"Yes!" I called back, hopping off of my bed and skipping out my door and down the hall to the car.
The ride there was silent, as always. Taylor Swift, my favorite singer, was playing on the radio and I hummed along softly while toying with my pink taffeta skirt.
As the building came into view my mood shifted until there was a smile on my face. Dancing was my most favoritest thing to do in the whole world and I still was keeping an eye out for the Specter of the Studio. Maybe if I did see her, she'd personally teach me how to be the best dancer in the school.
I could just imagine myself twirling around with the gorgeous masked girl whose dancing was so amazing her feet barely touched the ground. We'd make a great team and Joel would come see me dance and then Mama and Daddy would too and we could be a family again!
I became suddenly determined to seek her out. I could stay and hide until after the building closes and I could look for her then.
The car stopped and I ran into the dance studio, eager to start my mission. I smiled at all my friends and greeted my dance teacher, Miss Clara.
Dance class wasn't all that exciting that day. Not that I didn't like it, I had a lot of fun actually. We just practiced positions and such.
After our class was dismissed I slid out of the room and down a hallway. On the right there was a door and to the front there was a door. I opened the one in front first and found that it led to the roof of the building.
I walked outside slowly and made a turn around a big, cement wall. What I saw there shocked me. I was completely unprepared for that image.
Joel was there. And he was with a girl.
Not just any girl, though. He was with the Specter of the Studio, exactly as she was described to me. She was beautiful and had the every aspect of a dancer within her appearance.
Her long blonde hair was up in a ponytail, her posture was absolutely perfect, she was thin, and she had the most amazing smile ever.
But why was Joel with her?
They were sitting together and Joel had his arm around her shoulders. They were talking quietly, unfortunately, so I couldn't really make out what they were saying. I bit my lip, trying to decide on what to do. I could leave them be and see how long it would take for my brother to tell me himself, or I could confront them now.
I looked at the door, then back at the couple again.
Joel looked happy. Not the fake happy that he shows me all the time, but he looked really happy. I couldn't just ruin that for him.
I heard them laugh and he leaned in to touch his forehead to hers.
With my lips pursed I walked back inside.
"LUCCCIIIIIII!" David shouted as I made my way to the front door. I big smile crossed my face and I leaped into his open arms. He picked me up in a bear hug and swung me around in circles.
"Hi David!" I exclaimed gleefully.
"Your brother sent me to pick you up, said he was still at work." I frowned at the comment, but nodded my head.
"Okay." He looked so happy. He'll tell me in his own time.
Holding David's hand and exiting the building I looked back at the roof once and saw a sliver of white blonde hair disappear around the corner.
He'll tell me eventually, or I'll get answers myself.
Hey guys, I'M STILL ALIVE! I'M SO TERRIBLY SORRY ABOUT THE WAIT! Life has been really stressful for me, but I plan on writing again. I miss it so much:) I hope you enjoyed this chapter and thanks to you guys who hung with me through my dark days. I promise, I'm working on being better.
I wrote this from Luci's POV just so you can see how she learned about her brothers "affair". Next chapter I think I'm going to do David's POV, just cause I love him so much!;)
Please review, I love hearing from you guys!