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A few days passed exactly like that, and I squeezed in as many hours as I could at Frisco's.

I had just finished a practice when Sutton looked at me with his eyes narrowed.

"What?" I asked, "Was I not bad but not amazing again?"

He shook his head.

"I can tell you're doing but you're in pain."

It took a few seconds for me to respond.

"Come again?"

"Let me look at your feet."

I considered arguing but just kicked my slippers off, watching his expression soften a fraction of a second.

"How did this happen?"

"It's none of your business." I said calmly, stretching my toes. 

"I'm your instructor." he sighed, "It's my job to make sure you are performance-ready when the auditions are held. I think it is."

"I fell." I replied flatly.

Sutton looked annoyed but nodded.

"Don't fall any more. I don't want anything sprained."

"Fine." I said, my fingers crossed behind my back.

Sucker. As soon as I stepped out of the studio my phone went off.

"Kat, you are not going to believe this!"

"What is it?" I asked, sounding more than a little annoyed.

The whole work, practice, practice work routine had made me a bit cranky. Really tired too.

"There's this viral video up on YouTube, and guess what it is!" she squealed.

"Uh, cats playing piano?"


"Cats dancing?"


"Cats skateboarding?"


"I give up."

"It's you!"

I froze, frowning.


"Remember Halloween?" she asked excitedly, "Well it turns out that practically everyone living on that street has security cameras, and someone posted a video of you beating those guys up as a rabbit!"

I sighed.

"Bea, are you trying to pull a prank on me?"

"No, I swear it's got like a million hits!"

I rolled my eyes.

"Great. So some rich person's going to make a fortune in ads off of me."

"Uh yeah I guess but-"

"-Bea I have to get to work. Call you back."

I hung up on her for the first time and shut off the phone. 

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