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By Megan Atwood

Whenever the Dario Quincy Academy has played Giselle, the ballet's lead dancer has died. that is what the rumors say, besides. yet Ophelia does not think in all that. She's made up our minds to win the lead and beat the so-called curse. As Ophelia starts sneaking out at evening to perform Giselle's strikes, she meets a mysterious boy hiding within the shadows. he is bought nice strikes, and his appears will not be undesirable both. After a chain of mystery conferences, Ophelia begins to believe tired of her power. She even blacks out in the course of dance classification. Is she simply pushing herself too difficult? Or are the boy and the curse hooked up?

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Ophelia had noticeable it greater than as soon as. She notion all of that was once a very good answer. beforehand. Nurse John’s voice reached Ophelia’s ears, “… in a single day, at the least for this night. ” “Wait, what? ” “You’re going to stick in a single day this night, in order that i will make certain your electrolytes are balanced and you’re appropriately fueled. ” “But I can’t this night! i must dance Giselle! ” Nurse John patted her shoulder. “And you'll. yet we need to get you larger. And we need to ensure you consume. So the following day, you could dance! ” Ophelia couldn’t inform him the genuine reason—she’d pass over dancing Giselle with Devon. Dancing at type used to be a faint moment. however the decision in Nurse John’s eyes advised Ophelia that she’d be doing precisely as he acknowledged. Tears coursed down her face. “There, there,” stated Nurse John. “It’s just a dance. ” Ophelia sobbed. no longer a dance. It was once love. bankruptcy nine regardless of her heartbreak at now not seeing Devon, Ophelia used to be stunned at how difficult she slept that evening. whilst she awakened the subsequent morning, she ate an immense breakfast, making Nurse John smile. And making herself think far better, she learned. Ophelia hadn’t discovered how lousy she felt. She were too wrapped up in Devon. The common panic shot via Ophelia, however the feeling was once extra muted than it have been the day earlier than. lacking one evening with Devon didn’t appear as dire now. She needed to remind herself to eat—she felt greater than she had all week. For the 1st time in days too, she questioned how Madeleine, Sophie, Kayley, and Emma have been doing. Nurse John gave her a move to visit sessions, yet to not ballet perform. while Ophelia walked into civics, she smiled at Kayley and the women. all of them gave tentative smiles again. And whilst lunch came over, Ophelia sat on the desk with them, heaping her plate with lasagna. She dug in to her dish and acknowledged “Holy crap, this is often solid! ” because the different ladies stared at her. “How are you feeling? ” Madeleine requested. “That was once so frightening at school the opposite day for those who fell. ” Sophie nodded. “Yeah, you had a bit seizure. such as you have been possessed or whatever. ” Ophelia swallowed. Nurse John hadn’t acknowledged whatever approximately that. No ask yourself he was once involved. She was once a little bit embarrassed yet shook it off. “I’m positive, now. I simply hadn’t eaten sufficient. ” She took one other chunk of her lasagna. “Why now not, although? ” Kayley acknowledged. “No offense, yet you gave the look of dying. Your eyes have been darkish, and also you appeared drained all week. Are you going to inform us what’s happening? ” Ophelia idea for a second after which positioned down her fork. She questioned if she should still inform them approximately Devon in the end. She’d been death to proportion her mystery with them, yet anything continually looked as if it would carry her again. a few a part of her that sought after Devon all to herself. As she appeared round at her acquaintances’ faces, notwithstanding, she knew she shouldn’t carry again. She leaned in. “OK, there’s whatever happening, yet you want to promise to not inform. And …” she checked out Kayley, “don’t be judgmental. Promise? ” Emma and Sophie nodded at the same time, and Madeleine stated convinced. Kayley remained silent till Ophelia seemed her means.

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