onhold: (pensive ▶ thinking things over)
Karina Lyle | (Blue Rose) ([personal profile] onhold) wrote in [community profile] skycourt2016-12-22 06:49 pm


Karina doesn't usually linger after her set's complete. It's not that she doesn't want to support her fellow artists, it's that she just doesn't have the time. Turns out that have a triple-life doesn't get any less exhausting, even once you've graduated high school. Tonight, though, she has a rare reprieve; no new planned promotions with Blue Rose are on the cards, everything's either already been done or isn't going to start until after the New Year. Thus, Karina breaks her routine.

She lingers.

It hasn't been too long since she's been legally allowed to drink, and she's still working out her favourites. By the time she's nursing a gin and tonic over at the bar, the next singer is ascending to the stage. A small part of her thinks it will be good to see what the competition is doing. A larger, now more honest part of herself just wants to kick back and enjoy the show.
thirdbeauty: (Ignorance is bliss)

[personal profile] thirdbeauty 2016-12-26 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)

She wasn't sure what to say even after the thumbs-up, but Karina's voice shatters through her nervous haze and forces her to realize what's actually happening. Karina's turned towards her, and is talking to her! Complimenting her, even! The flush of her cheeks growing deeper, she nervously touches her hair and gives the blonde a bashful, but also pleased, smile.

"Oh... it wasn't much, compared to you! I mean, you were so amazing up there! And this is just my first night." She pauses, realizing that her thoughts are just spilling out unfiltered, and tries to rein herself in a bit. "Er... th-that is... thank you. I'm... glad you stayed to watch..."

She takes a breath, so embarrassed she avoids eye contact for a moment. But soon enough, she's brushing her hair aside while turning to face Karina properly. She feels a nervous little flutter and her heart starts racing all over again when it really hits her that the singer she's admired so much is sitting right there, and did just give her a compliment.
thirdbeauty: (Oh hey~!)

[personal profile] thirdbeauty 2017-01-26 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Sit? With her? Natsuru freezes up for a second, mouth slightly agape and unable to quite form words. Finally, she manages a quiet little 'ah' sound that seems to break the spell.

"Yeah... sure." Eyeing the seat Karina gestured to, she smiles and nods appreciatively. "Thanks."

It's not a moment too soon. She's starting to feel lightheaded, and the extra stability from taking the seat next to Karina helps. She's even closer to her now, though... she's sure the pounding of her heart must be obvious.

"It's really nice to meet you, Miss Lyle! Oh, and I'm Natsuru... if you didn't hear."

She realizes belatedly that Karina's been there the whole time, making the introduction probably unnecessary. Also she doesn't want to presume that Karina would be okay with Natsuru using her first name, so 'Miss Lyle' it is until she's told otherwise.
thirdbeauty: (Happy blush)

[personal profile] thirdbeauty 2017-02-17 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"Alright... Karina." Yep, that brings her blush up another notch. "Just water, yeah." She gives a meaningful glance to whoever's tending bar, then turns back to Karina with that nervous smile again. "I always stick with water after I sing."

She doesn't know if that's actually the best thing to do, since she hasn't had any formal training. But not knowing what to avoid before and after a performance makes water seem the safest to her.

"Um, what about you? You probably know all the tricks, huh?" Even aside from professional interest, there's so much she's curious about with Karina. It's all she can do to keep from bursting forth with dozens of questions all at once and probably seeming like a crazy person.