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Chapter 1 - Falling Stars
Feeling somewhat more refreshed, Jackson made his way to the dressing rooms for morning practice, the memory of the masked man with the enchanted voice still fresh in his mind. Astrid and Madame Toothiana were already there, stretching and prepping for the morning's rehearsal. After a short greeting, he was whisked swiftly away to the makeup and costume artists, his least favorite part of the day. Sitting still for long periods of time wasn't exactly his strong suite. All around him, he could here whispered conversation regarding the Opera's owner. Manny had hinted that there would be a few surprises today, and Jackson wondered vaguely what they'd be.
Once the artists finished transforming him into an exotic slave boy, Jackson hurried toward the stage to join his companions. As usual, the director was busy shouting at the Thorston twins, the Opera's resident divas. That, Jackson thought dryly, was little surprise to anyone. The two Norwegians had a penchant fo