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Fragmented Snow Chapter 19Classical music filled Clara’s ears as her blades struck the ice as she practiced the step sequences of her short program, skillfully avoiding the children ahead of her. Some slowed to a stop to watch her from the barrier with wide eyes and huge smiles. A warmth sparked within her as she did a triple axel. She could hear their gasps even through her music. Maybe it was a bit vain, but she enjoyed showing off in front of kids. Their sparkling eyes and faces of pure amazement were always something she enjoyed. She was one of those kids at one point herself. The fact that her peers could make her feel that spark of inspiration to this day was one of the many reasons why she had kept going.Mila’s performance had only improved since Paris, which made Clara’s skin itch with in such a way where only the sound of her blades gliding across the ice could soothe it. Part of it was nerves, only a few more days until she would know for sure if she would be going to Tokyo for the
Fragmented Snow Chapter 18Chapter 18Clara woke up to the heavy click of the door. She lifted her face from the plush surface of the pillow and squinted towards the door with tired eyes. She ran her fingers through her honey-blonde hair and yawned. “What time is it?” Her words slurring together as her body struggled to boot up for the day.“It’s nearly ten,” Yuri chuckled as he placed a warm kiss on her forehead.Clara smiled softly as the scent of sweat and deodorant tickled her nose. “Did I miss practice?”“You’re on vacation.”“Not until April. I wanted to see you practice.” Clara playfully pouted.“You were tossing and turning all night, I figured you could use the extra sleep.” Yuri took off his jacket, tossing it onto the chair in the corner. “Is something bothering you? You were muttering a lot in your sleep.”Clara hugged the pillow close to her as she bit her lip. “Did I keep you up all night?