The sun shone on the clear stage at the beach, a light wind blew softly on the beach, creating small waves near the hot sand. Kelsey, Cassidy and stood before it all, ready to perform before a beach full of people, their audience. This was a first, more of a first for Tomoe, but a first for them all. None of them had performed a live as a group before. Kelsey had been sonewhat close, as she had performed in the choir and school musicals before, but she never once had to learn complicated moves together with others and had to coordinate them well whilst also harmonizing with them, while singing. It was more taxing than, what the seasoned singer had ever thought, before she asked them to make a unit with her. Somehow she started feeling more nervous than ever. She felt the weight of shouldering not only the responsibility of her own performance, but also her two dearest friends'. Somehow it managed to weaken and frigthen her, even more than ever. So much that her usual words couldn't get through to her. Cassidy wasn't and Tomoe were nervous too, thinking about how each of them better not make too obvious mistakes, because if they did, it would reflect poorly on the live and all three of them. Furthermore this time you couldn't just pretend. In the case you made a mistake while dancing or singing, you couldn't just make a mistake and pretend it was on purpose, because it would be visible just by looking at the other two, what the choreography and lyrics should really be.
The sweat rose and a mild shaking arose, everyone knew, what they each were thinking, especially Tomoe, who has always been good at reading their faces. She shoke even more than the other two, as she felt less confident than them. Last time they performed together Cassidy and Kelsey were in the front playing on their instruments while dancing as well, they've had more experience dancing in synch than her, furthermore she was in the front this time. It was a precaution in case she made a mistake, the other two could do something to make it less visible. This fact only made her more conscious and nervous, but unlike Kelsey, she had one skill, she could use here. The skill of acting. Tomoe took in a deep breath, smaked her cheeks and looked up with a determined look. She put on a brave and happy smile, acting as if she was fine and then jumped the two whilst grabbing onto each their shoulder saying:
"Well nothing else to do, but get on there and perform. if we suceed, we suceed, if we fail, we fail. It won't be the end of the world, remember? Those were the words you guys told me, when I failed the audition. I might've not gotten the roles, but there will be a next time and another time, I should just try till I succeed right? We'll just practise more next time and nail it! So let's focus on now and just have the same fun, we had last time we performed together"
She laughed. Tomoe actually laughed right there. The two couldn't believe her calm, but they felt that it wasn't 100% genuine. She was nervous, yet she still wanted to help reassure her friends, just like they once reassured her. Somehow they felt odd having the most childish one of the group act the most mature at this moment. Both Cassidy and Kelsey breathed out a sigh and then giggled a bit before walking towards the stage, with all three of them carrying bright smiles. It was time to start the show.