Hey people! Chapter 7! Yay! Hope the last chapter wasn't too wierd...
It was the day of Auditions. Students gathered in the auditorium, only to be ushered behind the curtain into a long line.
In the seats sat the two Accapella singing groups, the Songbirds and the Treble-Cleffs.
Avaric was sitting with seven or eight seniors, all who were wearing Treble-Cleff T-shirts.
On the other side of the auditorium sat Milla and Galinda. Ever since the…incident at Nationals last year, all their members either quit, or transferred.
"Hey Songbirds. Remember when you tried to play in the big leagues and you choked? Yeah, that's a lesson to everyone here. If you sing the same old girly shit every year, you'll blow chunks. Literally. Just all over the place."
Milla stood up, looking furious.
"My fellow Acca-people. We will not let egotistical, bigheaded, garbage, dirtballs, whoever you may be, get in our way. We WILL be returning to Nationals this year to finish what we started."
The stage manager coughed, and the seniors diverted their attention towards the front of the auditorium.
"Um…yeah. Hi. All of you auditioning will be singing thirteen bars of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" Okay? Here's the first one up."
A freshman walked onstage, wearing ripped jeans, a red flannel shirt, and a black baseball hat.
One of the Trebles piped up.
"Whenever you're ready, dude."
The freshman scoffed, before removing her hat and introducing herself.
"Yeah, I'm Cynthia Rose."
The Treble looked shocked.
"Woah…not a dude. That is not a dude."
The music started, and one by one the students filed on and off the stage. They sang their thirteen bars, and then were escorted out the door by the stage manager.
One of them broke down crying before they started singing, another was barely able to be heard above the music, and another sounded like they were tone-deaf.
Among the ones auditioning were Boq and Fiyero. But no Elphaba. Galinda looked around impatiently. She was sure that green girl could help them win Nationals. Her voice was amazing!
After the last singer exited the auditorium, the stage manager walked onstage.
"Okay, that's all of them. So, if you liked one of them, you have their info; you'll contact them directly."
Everyone was getting ready to leave, when Elphaba slowly pushed open the stage door.
Glinda looked relieved.
"Oh! There's one more!"
The stage manager turned to face Elphaba. He seemed a little shocked by the fact that she was green, but he didn't say anything and escorted her onto the stage.
Elphaba walked onstage, and Avaric sneered.
"Woah, check out the green girl…"
"I…uh, didn't know we had to perform that song…" She said, glaring over in Avaric's direction.
"Oh, no problem. Sing whatever you want."
Elphaba nodded, before noticing a plastic cup sitting on the edge of the stage. Walking over to it she bent down.
"Um…can I?" She asked, gesturing towards it.
"Oh, yeah." Milla nodded.
Elphaba sat down on the stage, holding the cup. Placing it upside down, she began tapping out a rhythm with it.
"I got my ticket for the long way 'round…two bottles whisky for the way, and I sure would like some sweet company and I'm leavin' tomorrow what do you say…"
Milla looked surprised. This green girl could REALLY sing.
"…When I'm gone, when I'm gone, you're gonna miss me when I'm gone. You're gonna miss me when I'm gone…you're gonna miss me by my walk, you're gonna miss me by my talk, oh you're sure gonna miss me when I'm gone."
Elphaba placed the cup down on the stage,
"Umm…yeah. That's it." She said, standing up.
"C-Can I…you know…go now?"
"Oh, yeah. Sure. Great job!"
Elphaba nodded, before walking off the stage and out the stage door.
Milla turned to Galinda.
"Who was that and why is she green?"
"I dunno. But she sure can sing!"