The Ballerina and The Sad Violin Part 8
Alinna stood by as her eyes danced with fierce knowing she had taken something away once again from her sister. Santos squinted at Alinna like if he was trying to tell her something without words. Madame Noemi was peeking through the crack of the door from the studio trying to listen to what was going on. She heard Kalina's voice a bit hostile.
“Ah-Ahh, I wanted to tell you that ummm…..” Santos stuttered.
“Mr. Baldomero!” called Madame Noemi
“Yes” he replied.
“May I please see you in the studio” she asked.
“Sure, here I come.”
Kalina grabbed a hold of his hand and said “This doesn’t end here I want to know what you are keeping from me. “
“O-Ookay, Kalina let me finish up with Madame Noemi and I will be back shortly.”
Alinna stood with her arms crossed just looking at her sister with contentment.
“What are you looking at?” Kalina snapped
“At the soon to be look on your face” Alinna grunted.
“Why don’t you just do him the honor and just spill it already. What do you know and what truth does he need to tell me?” Kalina shouted.
“Shortly you will hear what needs to be told. Maybe you will realize that you will always be less than what I am and nothing more.”
Kalina’s eyes widened with hatred and anguish as Alinna spoke. She was done listening to the belittle talk. Kalina stood quiet her words wanting to lash out but she stood in silence.
“What’s a matter Kalina lost for words?”
Kalina held her silence, out walked Santos with Madame Noemi and called out to both of them “I have matters to attend, I will speak to both of you at a later time” and walked away in whispers with Noemi.
Kalina picked up her duffle bag that rested on the floor and walked for the front door.
Alinna stood back watching her sister leave immediately. She felt a sense of victory to see her sister walk away hurt.
“Okay, ladies," Madame Noemi said "There are a total of 5 auditioning for the lead in this year’s Grand Performance. In the order I call your name is the way you will audition, Abril, Bridget, Kory, Alinna, and Kalina. So, shall we start?”
Santos and Madame Noemi watched the ladies very closely as each one performed the same routine. Alinna and Kalina both were very graceful while they danced. He immediately knew it was going to be such a hard decision. Kalina carried a heart of gold and it showed in her movement. Alinna carried beauty and sensuality, both so different but the same.
“Okay that will conclude our auditions" said Santos "I thank you each for taking the time to audition and the lead will be posted this afternoon outside my door. Have a great day.”
Kalina walked off stage, as she was the last to perform, over to where Santos was sitting “Can we talk?” she asked softly.
“Sure Kalina, I will meet you outside, give me a sec.”
“Ok” she replied and walked up the aisle out into the theaters foyer. She turned around to see if he was exiting the theater when Alinna walked over to him and kissed him on the cheek. In turn he lent a smile. He turned and walked up towards the exit of the theater and took Kalina’s hand and told her to walk with him.
“Santos, tell me already. What truth was Alinna talking about?”
“Kalina, listen,” as he paused to think about what he wanted to say “when I saw you for the first time there was something about you that ignited within”
“Ok, I don’t understand?”
“I am gonna be flat out with you, your sister and I engaged in sexual relations. When you came knocking on my door she was in there with me. She came on to me and I just went with it. I never planned for it to happen at least with her.”
Kalina’s eyes filled with tears as she looked confused in what he was telling her.
“I-I don’t blame you, if someone as beautiful as her came on to me, if I was a man I would have done the same, but I thought you were different I guess I didn’t give it enough time to get to know the true you. No need to explain I get it I will back off and let you be” as she wiped the tears that flowed from her eyes.
“Kalina, wait listen let me talk….”
“No you have said enough Santos….No need for your empty words.”
Kalina devastated by what Santos told her. What was she to do her parents gone, rapped by a bum, the rivalry of her sister, and now a broken heart…
To be continued…..