Friday, October 8, 2010

Chapter Six

Byelbog stood before the curtain waiting for his act to proceed. Ashen’s voice signaled for him to enter on stage. Taking a deep breath he moved behind the curtain where his hidden choir would perform, out of sight of the audience. After Ashen’s short introduction everything sat in silence for several moments. A soft and gentle voice began to sing. Slowly the woman’s beautiful voice grew louder a choir joining in. The song caressed the eardrums of all who listened. Jaromil behind stage closed his eyes letting it engulf him in it lovely grasp. The song dying off sent his mind grasping for the last note. The world around him seemed to have a revered silence about it. Slowly the crowd's clapping rose to a cheering from the audience. Byelbog entered the backstage, and moved back to his seat.

Ashen handed everyone their cut. Than headed off for some of his personal business. Byelbog stretched out closing his eyes to rest.

Jaromil smiled at Byelbog and said “That song was wonderful!”

“Thanks,” Byelbog said, smiling and leaving his eyes closed.

A bitter whisper from Jenna got Byelbog out of his seat. “Jaromil stay here.”

Slipping around the tent he spotted Wilder standing over a furious Jenna, her eyes wet with tears.

“It's true, whatever's beneath that mask must look terrible if you're so desperate to hide it,” Wilder chuckled.

"Shut up," Jenna hissed in return.

“Ashen’s going to have your head for this.” Byelbog said standing behind Wilder.

“Stay out of this Byel,” Wilder scowled.

“He’d be very disappointed,” Byelbog sighed

“Shut up,” Wilder growled.

“If I were you I’d get out of sight before Ashen comes back,” Byelbog said.

“I told you to shut up!” Wilder said turning on Byelbog.

“If we're going to fight, I’m not going to play around,” Byelbog said, removing one of his gloves.

Wilder's eyes widened, and he turned and walked off grumbling. Byelbog kept his eyes on Wilder as he walked off. Returning his glove to its rightful place he started to walk off.

Jenna’s voice stopped him. “Thanks.”

“You're welcome,” Byelbog smiled at her.

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