Miss Henman entered the room with a stack of papers underneath her left arm. Everyone around us was still gossiping and Aarron was still deep in thought, this is going to be a long lesson I thought. "We are going to carry on with Romeo and Juliet today, the timeless classic" her eyes stayed on Aarron "are you familliar with it...um, Aarron?" Aarron looked up at her and smiled.
"Yes miss, infact it's one of my favorites"
"Good, we've only just started so you haven't missed anything" Miss Henman scanned the room with an approving look "you will be rehearsing in pairs act 2 scene 2. Boy and girl groupings please people, and remember this is not a social gathering. Have fun by all means aslong as you get the work done." Miss Henman began to hand out scripts and then motioned us to find a partner. "Hey Rosie!" I looked over to see Darien calling me "wanna be my Juliet?" I opened my mouth to awnser "Actually Darien I was hoping Rosie would be my partner" Aarron smiled.
"Yeah, sorry Darien, I've kinda already got a partner" Darien scowled but nodded."Thanks Aarron. Your a life saver" I smiled at him before I realised class had already started. "Well, despite it being shortened we still have alot to get through. C'mon, Juliet" Aarron winked and made me yet again, breathless. I liked acting, not that I'd ever had a chance, as I'd never been picked. I wasn't sure whether I could do this though. Arron began to speak "But soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun. It is my lady,O, it is my love! She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?" I placed my hand on my cheek "See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!"
"She speaks, O speak again bright angel!"
Here it goes, please let me get this....please! "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, wherefore art thou Romeo?"
Aarron looked deeply into my eyes and turned away "Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?"
"Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself." Aarron met my gaze again with an awed expression.
"I take thee at thy word:Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo." Miss Henman interrupted us and I realised everyone was staring. "Rosie, I didn't know you could act!" I blushed, I'm not going to tell her I was sent to shakespeare workshops when my father was still alive. Aarron smiled. "You two are a magnificent pair, I wonder......" Miss Henman left the room.
" Rosalinda, your amazing!I truly believed you, you said the words with such emotion..... where did you learn to act?" Aarron's deep blue eyes sparkled "You never cease to enchant me" Darien stared at us from across the room and I saw the anger "Likewise Aarron."
"Ro, could you rehearse with me, I'dlove to get as good as you." I knew he was probably lying but, I couldn't help myself, I had to agree. I did. Upon nodding half the class bombarded me with question, the other went back to work, then Miss henman accompanied by two other teachers entered the room.