Nov 29: Watch "SWAN LAKE" Ballet... Premieres at L'Opera Bastille! 7:30 pm! VIP seats! Wear your sophisticated outfits and support our very own Claire Pinault, LPP's Prima Ballerina. <3
"Hey, Claire!", I shouted. She already wore her make-up for the stage and her hair was in a high knot.
"You look so gorgeous", I said and hugged her.
"Thanks. I'm so nervous!"
"Oh, you really don't have to. You're such a great dancer! I saw Tom, he's so excited for this", I smiled. "Oh, by the way: Here's a present for you!" I handed a blue box to her. "Some kinda talisman."
"Wow!", Claire gasped, "This is so beautiful! Thanks hun!"
"I knew you'd like it. But hurry up now, you gotta go." I pushed her softly into the right direction and made the victory sign.
Then I sat down on my seat. Beside me, there were Jason and Wallace.
"Jason didn't arrive yet", I mumbled to her.
"Don't worry, he'll be in time", Walls tried to encourage me.
And finally, before the curtain rolled up, Jason took his seat next to me.
"Hi", he said and kissed me. "I had to pick up someone. Greg, Bella? You know each other, right?"
"Greg!", I gasped and hugged him.
"Hello, beautiful", he smiled.
"What are you doing here?"
"Some business, you know? I just had to visit my brother... to see you", Greg joked.
Then we had to be quiet because the phenomenal ballet show began. Claire was gorgeous, of course. I saw that she enjoyed every single step she took.
"She's brilliant", I whispered into Wallace ear.
"The best", she agreed.
I eyed Greg who seemed to have fun. He felt that I looked at him and blinked.
After Jason's accident, Greg had called me a few times. He'd been there for me although he'd been on another continent. Monaco had been such a great time and without Greg it'd been different.
Yes, he was very important for me.
"Wow Claire, this was so amazing!", I squeezed her after the show. All of the girls where around her and bubbled. The guys stood around Tom.
"Hey", Greg said and took a step to me.
"You look great. I haven't seen you for such a long time!"
"I missed you, too. Do you remember Monaco?", I smiled.
"How could I forget?", Greg answered and smiled brightly.
"I wanna thank you. For being there when I needed someone", I said.
"No problem", Greg answered and took my hand for a second.
"Hun, do you have a nice friend for this weird guy? I know it's not easy, but...", Jason said behind me.
"I only have nice friends. What do you prefer? Blondes, brunettes, red heads... Everything is there for you!"
"Brunettes", Greg answered immediately and looked at me.
"Then I have an idea..." I felt uncomfortable without knowing the reason why.
This is Greg!, I reminded myself. One of your best friends. And Jason's brother!
Even though I knew that, I felt something for him. Something more...
I didn't want to think about that. It was nonsense.
I kissed Jason and noticed that Greg turned towards Wallace.
They would be perfect, I thought.
Wallace laughed about something Greg had said an I felt that I was jealous.
No, this can't be true!, I said to myself.
"What are you thinking?", Jason asked and hugged me from behind. Then he pulled me closer to himself.
"What a great couple the two would be", I answered, happy that he couldn't see my face.
From the corner of his eye, Greg threw a glance to us. And I saw the same feeling like I knew Jason would see on my face: envy...