The Ballerina and The Sad Violin Part 7
Kalina turned to follow Santos but had a question mark pending. She was not at ease with the way she witnessed his office. Kalina sat at one of the round tables inside the cafeteria while Santos ordered the cups of coffee. He walked back and sat next to her and asked “So what brought you to my office? Is there something wrong, tell me what’s on your mind?”
“Well I had gone to say good morning nothing important.” She replied
“Oh……Well good Morning.” He said cheerfully
Kalina’s left side of her mouth raised as she was not to happy with his response.
In walked Alinna and passed the table where Santos and Kalina sat “Good morning “she called as she passed with a smile from ear to ear.
Kalina stared at her sister with slight anger. She knew something happened but kept her thoughts to herself. Santos watched Kalina while she watched Alinna pass.
What are they hiding she thought with disgust.
“Good Morning Ladies, I would like to introduce Kalina as our new student” said Madame Noemi “Kalina, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself please stand don’t be shy.”
Kalina walked to the front of the room and spoke softly “Hello, I am Kalina DeLucca, I am 22 years old and I have danced ballet since I was 4.”
Alinna rudely interrupted by letting out a chuckle.
“Alinna, is there something funny that you would like to share with all?” asked Madame Noemi with a very serious look on her face.
“No!” she said with a smile
“Please continue Kalina” asked Madame Noemi
“That’s it, that’s all there is to know about me.” Kalina said, embarrassed
“Well, let’s carry on then ladies take form and let’s begin.”
Kalina’s eyes filled with tears and resentment. A shiver came over her that took her mind away from Alinna and went into a day dream watching momma as she taught her class. Her vision blurred by Madame Noemi voice.
“Ok ladies, we will be having a Grand Performance this year and we will need a lead. We will host auditions for the lead this Saturday at 12 noon in the theatre. I ask if you are interested please be prompt in attending the auditions for Mr. Baldomero does not tolerate tardiness.” Madame Noemispoke with a high pitched voice so she could be heard throughout the room. “Ok this concludes our class; see you all tomorrow 9 am sharp”
Kalina walked over to where her duffle bag was sitting and sat so she could remove her Pointe shoes, Alinna walked over to her and bent at mid point and whispered “You know there is no need for you to audition, you have no chance in getting the lead. You will always dance in my shadows.”
Kalina’s eyes went sour and rose to her feet and replied “I will audition there is nothing that is going to stop me! Get it clear within your mind that I am not afraid of you and you do not threaten me.”
“We will see about that my dear sister- we will see about that!” as she walked away laughing.
Alinna walked towards the door as Santos was walking in Alinna tip toed up to him and whispered in his ear. Kalina’s blood began to boil and rushed over to Santos and demanded he tell her what she whispered.
“What did she tell you Santos?”
“She said nothing. She just made noises so it seemed like if she was telling me something, it is nothing to worry about.”
“For some reason I don’t believe you” she said and turned to walk away.
“Kalina, wait!” Santos grabbed her by the arm and tugged so she wouldn’t continue to walk.
“Let me go…..NOW!” She yelled.
“What is wrong with you!” he questioned with consideration.
“Nothing! Now let me go. I have nothing to say to you” she pulled her arm away with force.
“I will not let go until you tell me what is bothering you and what is making you act so irate?”
“Okay, Fine….You wanna know, what really happened in your office this morning? Who was in there?”
“Kalina, for the second time I told you I was trying to finish up some reports and didn’t want to be bothered. “
“Then why was there papers thrown on the floor and the top of your desk cleared it looked like they had been brushed off on purpose for some odd reason.”
"I had got frustrated and upset because my numbers weren’t mat….” He saw Alinna walking up from the corner of his eye as he paused to look.
“Tell her the truth Santos!”Alinna shouted and shook her head “Tell Her NOW!”
“Tell me what truth” Kalina asked with anxiety “What Santos”