Hullo there! This is the sequel to Celestial Academy for Supernatural Arts, for those of you who were wondering :) Oh, and i posted descriptions of the characters and the minor characters on the bottom. Enjoy!
I look at the dance competition poster. It was golden yellow,with lighter yellow spotlights shining on the all-caps words in dark blue. It read, 'ENTER THE CALIDANCER COMPETITION!THIS COMPETITION TAKES PLACE HERE, IN BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA. DO YOU WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR DANCING TALENT AND HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN AN AWESOME PRIZE CONSISTING OFF 4 FREE TICKETS TO WATCH COLDPLAY IN LIVE CONCERT, AND BACKSTAGE PASSES, $1000, AND A SCHOLARSHIP TO A UNIVERSITY?JOIN NOW! THIS IS ONLY FOR TEENS AGES 11-19,SO TRY NOW!YOU CAN CREATE DANCE GROUPS UP TO 10 PEOPLE! THIS COMPETITION IS HELD FOR ALL OF CALIFORNIA. WE PICK THE WINNERS OF EACH DISTRICT, AND THEY COMPETE IN THE STATE FINALS IN HOLLYWOOD!IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS TOTALLY COOL OPPORTUNITY, TAKE A FORM BELOW, AND RETURN IT TO YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR BY JUNE 8TH, THE DEADLINE. OR YOU CAN CREATE A VIRTUAL FORM ONLINE! SHOW HOW AWESOME YOUR GIFT BY COMPETING WITH OTHERS,LET'S DO THIS THING!'
Okay, how did they get that whole message in that poster?Whatever. Should i do this?i mean,i love to dance. Dancing is my passion. There isn't anything i like more than dancing. But the thing is, no one really knows i do,other than Cammy and my former best friend,who i don't really want to talk about. This poster was posted in our Middle school, Montessori Middle. I was passing it on the way to lunch,i got left behind by my class. Apparently using the restroom isn't an excuse for your class to wait for you to go to . I still don't know if i should take a form. What if i lose in the 1st round?what an embarrassment. this will be on live TV,no doubt. i'll be the laughingstock of the century.
"You know, we can pair up. We'd win for sure," said a voice. I try not to groan. I turn around to see Alexios Nicoli gazing intently at me,waiting for an answer. He has a mop of dark black hair, and a small natural tan,not very visible,but looks nice on him. a head taller than me,but never teased me about it,strangely. Why would he ask me that? he already knows the answer. I mean, he's my former best friend for a reason. Former as in old. Old as in now my never going to be friend.
"uh,no," i said. Short and to the 't want to start a conversation i'll never like.
"Why not?ok, i know why not,but still. Come on, Izzy. it happened in fifth grade. i've said sorry like a million times. We're both awesome dancers. You're the one who brought me to love dancing. We,can do this. We'll win it!" Alex pointed out.
"I said no. And don't call me Izzy. Only my best friend calls me Izzy," i shot back. Yeah,i know that last comment probably stung,but he deserves it. I turn and walk away to the cafeteria. My teacher is probably wondering where i am,anyway.
Alex winced. "My offer is still standing, Izzy. It'll never go ,you forgot to take a form."
"I'm joining online," i snapped. then i walked away. Before he could say anything, i opened the hallway door, and left. Well, i guess that's settled. I'll be joining this contest after all.
"Why so glum, Z?" my new best girl friend Camille Sylvestre asked me as i sat next to her and our other friend Holly Fletcher in the cafeteria. I opened my lunch box to reveal a sandwich, Sun chips, and a Capri sun lemonade.
" , i kind of joined that dance competition. By accident! Alex wanted to join with him,and...yeah," Cammy knew of our history. She was on my side, and totally hated his guts.
"no way. That one thats on a poster next to Mrs. Kimberly's room? You joined the State Dance Contest?" Cammy asked incredously.
"Way to go,Z! You can do this. You're an awesome dancer,and you know that. So does Alex,obviously,or he wouldn't have wanted you to join him," Cammy snorted. "Boys. Only wanting the ."
"Oh,he seemed pretty truthful to me,but now that you mention it,it does kind of make sense," i said thoughtfully. I munched on a Sunchip.
"No dip it does make sense!" scoffed Holly,flipping her sunshine yellow blonde hair off her shoulder. "Anyways, did Mrs. Kimberly tell your class about that trip to China over the summer?"
I nodded. " did. She gave us the paper, , you have her 2nd period,right?"
"Yup. But sadly,i can't go. I have to visit my grandparents over summer. In Iowa. Also called The Middle Of Nowhere," Holly grumbled.
"It can't be that bad," Cammy said.
"Can it? Welcome to Iowa. Total population:2. My grandparents."
I giggled. "Im pretty sure there's more people than that."
"Sure there is."
"But it still sucks you can't come with us. I mean,this trip kicks off our new high school life!Atleast we're going to the same high school,though," Cammy said positively. Leave it to her to be the optimist.
"Yeah. Its nice of our new high school to give us this summer trip. We'll get to know our high school classmates more!" I said.
"So thats when we REALLY need to make an impression on them. These are the people we're spending the last 4 years of our educational lives,people!" Cammy said.
"Not really,there's still coll-" Holly started.
"So we gotta make a really good impression,and make new friends,crystal?" Cammy asked.
"Clear!" Holly and I answered. We continued eating.
The thing is, im not so sure i WANT to ,its nice to have a trip to China and all, but what about the contest? I won't have any time to practice over summer,and the contest week starts in August! As long as my parents won't hear about it,i'm good. And plus, Alex's going to the same high school as Cammy,Holly, and I. if i can just not see him during summer, then just 4 more years to go until he's officially out of my life! On that wonderfully positive note, i started slurping my lemonade.
As long as my parents don't know a thing about it, im good,i thought. There's no way they could,seeing im the one who has the info paper and the acceptance letter. They'll be positively clueless!
I couldn't have been more wrong.
A/N-and if i offended anyone by using Iowa, i'm sorry :( i live in one of those states that is kinda far from the rest of the U.S (And it's NOT Alaska!) so i don't know much about Iowa. I'm pretty sure it's cool! Awkward moment over, here are the descriptions...
Description-this pretty girl has the dark brown, can be confused for black,coloured hair. Its up to her chest,and is wavy. Zhilan is 5"2, not exactly the tallest person in the world. She has beautiful wide-set,chocolate brown eyes, and long eyelashes. She has an oval face,with angular cheekbones,and is slim. She is slightly tanned. She is left-handed
Personality- goes by alot of nicknames, including Z,Izzy,Zhi and Lan, Zhilan is a bit stubborn,prickly, and difficult. but,also, she's a very sarcastic,funny, and clever 14 year old girl. Zhilan loves to dance,actually, dancing is her passion. Very graceful and deadly, she can do most any type of dance that she's learned.
Description- This 14 year old boy has tousled black hair and a slight tan,not very visible,but it looks good with his black is tall, about a head taller than Zhilan. He has striking grey eyes which people say is his most attractive feature. He has no freckles,and a dimple on his left cheek. He is right-handed.
Personality- Alexios, or Alex, is gentle, and kind boy. Also, he's funny and witty,like he may be immature, Alex is friendly and affectionate. Alex is half Greek on his father's side, and American on his mother's. He loves dancing, like Zhilan. He used to be best friends with Zhilan, but an event in 5th grade tore them apart.
Description- Cammy is a beautiful French-American girl,with long, golden blonde hair, and pretty hazel eyes. She is tall, but not the awkward,gangly tall,the more elegant tall. Slim and does track,Cammy's very athletic.
Personality- Cammy is very outgoing and outspoken. Bouncy and hilarious, there's no wonder why she's got alot of friends,including Zhilan,who she became way more close to when Alexios left her. She has an older brother who's 2 years older, Cameron Sylvestre. Her mother's French and her father's American.
Description- Aaron has dark skin,and a close-cropped black hair. He's the same height as Cammy. He has dark,murky brown eyes,and short fingers. Left handed,like Z,but writes a little bit sloppy. Don't let this fool you,though. because he's one smart cookie. And athletic,a quarterback for his football team.
Personality- Aaron,like Cammy, is lively and jovial. Often the class clown,but teachers love him, as well as the students. Aaron's Alex's new best friend,when Zhilan refused to have anything to do with Alex after that even in 5th grade. He's got 2 younger identical twin sisters, Taylor and Trisha. Both are 8 years old,and annoying.