"Come on, quickly!"
Rain jogged towards the large hall of the academy where the audition was taking place while Angel followed him, both panicked. Yesterday they got the notification that the two of them were among the lucky two hundred auditionees. However, they were almost late because their car was stuck in traffic and made them panic for fear of missing the opportunity, but luckily Rain found another path, though narrow but smooth and made them only a few minutes late.
When they reached the hall door, the sound of violins could be heard. That means the audition has already started. Luckily the audition committee was still at the door so Rain and Angel could get the audition number, even though they had to get the final number for the day.
One person gets only three minutes to play the part of the song they have chosen, showing off their talents to the best of their ability. Meanwhile, Gamma and two senior mentors at the academy, sat quietly and listened in a
The music filled the hall and immediately Gamma gaped.This girl … this girl!Enthusiasm filled Gamma, overwhelmed him. This was a feeling he had never felt before. Angel played every chord of notes so easily, as if every note wasn't something difficult for her. Even though the music she plays requires intensive practice and concentration of its own. Tchaikovsky is of course Gamma's favorite. He mastered all of them and loved to listen to them, knowing very well the level of difficulty.Angel played it so easily. Her hand movements rubbed the violin, combined with her fingers moving naturally, everything was almost perfect. This girl has a natural talent, it's just not properly honed.Gamma's heart was pounding. This child was an uncut diamond. Gamma can't just let it go. The euphoria over the notes the girl was playing gave Gamma an overflowing feeling, making him want to play too. He immediately stood up, glanced at one of the employees who readi
"You gotta want Angel on the list." Mr. Andrew smiled at Gamma. "I've never seen you play like that before, Gamma. The child's play is great, although not well honed, under your hands I'm sure she will be great.""Yes, put her." Gamma's eyes looked blank. "I won't be able to really whet those diamonds. I will only train her for three months."Mr. Andrew looked at Gamma and smiled. "You can make her your special student afterwards. At your age, I used to tutor my special student and I only do it for kids whose talents I really do see, develop them perfectly.""I'll think about it, I've only seen her play once." Gamma frowned. "So, where is the list?"Mr. Andrew handed over the temporary list sheet. "Evaluate first, in case there is something you want to change."Gamma stared pensively at the twenty names chosen, her eyes fixed on number 199 which was on the list, the man she knew was hugged by Angel after the game. The man's name is Rain Andrew. Gam
"Why are you so quiet all night, baby?" Venus, Gamma's newest lover, asked spoiled.She was a very beautiful young and rich thirty year old widow, sullen and glancing at Gamma who had been silent all this time. The two of them were at a party being put up by Venus's best friend. A kind of dinner party that ends with a talk show. It was twelve o'clock in the evening, but the party was still full. Venus and Gamma sat on the big sofa in the corner of the room, with another couple who were talking about meaningless things.Gamma glanced at Venus and was suddenly disgusted. Oh, of course, Venus is his next victim. This woman was clearly as cheap and crazy as his mother. Venus had taken a sizable share of her horrendous divorce and then used it for leisure. This woman does have connections in the world of music because her husband is a former promoter of classical music concerts in this country. They met accidentally at a party and Venus shamelessly threw bait at Gamma, sayi
Angel widened her eyes, her hands that were feeding her breakfast just stopped in the air, she gasped."What?""That's Gamma." Her mother still put on the same amazed expression. "That was Gamma himself called us and—" then her mother seemed to realize. "Hurry up, Angel! Finish your breakfast, we go now."Without waiting for Angel, her mother got up from the chair, smoothed her makeup, grabbed her bag and car keys. After arriving at the door, her mother turned and frowned at Angel, who was still dumbfounded by her mother's behavior."Why are you still there, Angel? Come on, let's get going!"Angel just shrugged, put down her food and took a sip of chocolate milk in front of her. Her eyes glanced fondly at her breakfast. Ugh, but there's still a lot, she muttered to herself, cursing Gamma for calling so early.However, this was the first time her mother was in such a rush and panic. It seemed that Angel's choice to become Gamma's specia
"I'm very disappointed in you, Angel." The mother said then when they were already in the car on the way home. "Why did you do that?"Angel was silent, staring straight ahead. She barely even heard her mother's words. Her lips still felt hot. Gamma … that man! Why is that man kissing her lips? Is that harassment? Why did Gamma do it? Could it be that Gamma used to do it to anyone? But why her? Angel knew that Gamma was known as a conqueror of women, but the victims were always older women! Isn't that really Gamma's taste? But why her? Why did Gamma kiss her?The question kept ringing in her mind, making Angel frown."Angel!" the mother snapped, bringing Angel's thoughts back to the real world. "Did you hear what I said?"Angel mengehela napas panjang. "I'm sorry, Mom. I think this is the best decision."Her mother glanced slightly at her from behind the wheel. "As soon as you think about it, you will regret this decision, Angel."&bul
"Gamma classes will start the day after tomorrow."Rain, who came to Angel's house early in the morning for breakfast — as he used to do almost every day — looked at Angel curiously."So, you haven't changed your mind about Gamma's offer?"Angel swallowed her chocolate milk with difficulty when the topic was brought up. In fact, she'd spent all night thinking about her decision. Secretly she thought, was she too superficial and stupid? Was Rain really okay if Angel took the opportunity Gamma offered her?Rain himself didn't seem to notice the thoughts that were running through Angel's mind. He was busy munching on Angel's mom's delicious waffles. However, the man suddenly looked up as if he had just remembered something."Usually before the Gamma class there will be a celebration party, a kind of dance party will be held at the academy by inviting all students, as well as a year-end party. Teachers and important people in the music worl
Angel looked at her reflection in the mirror and frowned. She looked like a different woman tonight, in a feminine dress and light makeup that her mother brushed over her face. The mother also looked in the mirror, smiled at her."Well, now you're ready to come to the party." Angel's mother winked one eye. "Come on, meet Rain who is waiting downstairs. He will definitely be very impressed with you."Angel carefully stepped down, down the stairs. She wasn't used to wearing high heels. Even now, her legs feel sore. Angel prayed that her legs would last. She doesn't want to fall or sprinkle because of these shoes.Well, the good thing is that her mother's words are true. Rain seemed to widen when he looked at Angel. He whistled in praise, making her cheeks flush red."Wow! That dress suits you so well, Angel. You really look like a girl."The tantalizing compliment made Angel glare. "Didn't I look like a girl all this time?"Rain chuckled. He r
Angel was completely shocked. She gaped openly stared at Gamma while all eyes were on her.What did Gamma say earlier? Had that man set her up so that she couldn't refuse in the midst of so many people?Angel threw an angry gaze at Gamma, but the man just smiled and looked at Angel shamelessly.In the end, like it or not, Angel stepped onto the stage full of the urge to publicly berate Gamma. But of course she couldn't. Her frustration made her stare at Gamma angrily and menacingly, but Gamma instead looked at her with an amused expression."Did you bring your violin?""No." Angel answered quickly while gritting her teeth.Gamma chuckled. "I brought two, you can borrow mine."Gamma nodded at his staff and the man hurriedly brought them two violin stands. Gamma picked up one, a reddish brown violin, leaving Angel gaping."Is that Stradivarius?" Angel still asked the question even though she already knew the answer. Of course she