Letting Go Chpt. 31

Saturday, March 12th, 2016 10:38 pm
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Sometimes being nervous isn't a bad thing.

"Alright Dezeray, this is your final pick of the pieces you'd like to show?" Kyle asks, glancing up from the pile of pictures.

"Yeah, this is it."

"How old are these drawings?"

"Uh, some are over five years old."

"Wow. You've been drawing for a long time, haven't you?"

"Yeah, ever since I can remember."

"These are really impressive."


"So, on the opening day, you'll be expected to give a speech presenting what your collection is about."

"Oh.... I think I can manage that."

"Great! I'll make sure everything gets taken care of here, you just worry about getting that speech written. I'll see you in a few days."


Dezeray headed out of the small-ish building that would serve as the gallery. She climbed in the car beside Kurt.

"So...?" Kurt questioned as he started driving.

"It's going well. Kyle says I have to give a speech opening night."

"You nervous?"

"Very." She laughs. "Im not good at the whole speaking in front of people thing."

"You and me both." Kurt chuckles. "I'd be a stuttering nervous mess."

"I think I'll do okay....but you never know."

"You'll be fine."

"I hope so."

"Hey Dezzy, whatcha up to?" Came MC's cheery voice.

"Writing a speech." Dezeray replied, glancing up at MC briefly.

MC sat cross legged on the bed beside her, glancing at her notebook. "That's a long speech."

"Yeah, but I really wanted to give the people that show up a true understanding of my work."

"I have no idea what you mean by that, but I know that your speech will be great."

"I hope it will be. I've worked on this for hours."

"You wanna take a break? I was thinking we could take Eva on a walk or something."

"Yeah, sure, I could definitely use one."


Dezeray pulled on a pair of shoes and grabbed Eva's leash. She dangled it in front of Eva, who immediately got excited.

"You wanna go on a walk girl?"

A woof was the reply she got. She patted the small dogs head and clipped the leash onto Eva's collar.

"We're taking Eva on a walk." Dezeray yelled up the stairs.

"Okay, be back soon." Came a reply, which sounded like Kurt.

"But not too soon." A second voice, presumably Zisteau, said playfully.

Dezeray laughed and made her way to the front door where MC was waiting. She took his hand in her own and made her way out the door with Eva walking excitedly behind them. She smiled as the warm sunshine hit her face. It was relaxing, just what she needed.

"I don't mean to bring up a touchy topic, but isn't the anniversary of your parents death coming up?" MC asks hesitantly.

"Yeah, in about a month."

"I'm sorry if that isn't something you don't want to talk about."

"No, no, it's fine. It's not as hard to talk about as it used to be."

"That's good."

"Yeah. I guess I've just come to terms with it."

MC sends her a smile and gives her hand a gentle squeeze. "I love you."

"I love you too."

Dezeray glanced at herself in the mirror, biting her lip nervously. She knew she was ready for this, but that didn't mean she couldn't be nervous, which she was. She took a deep breath and grabbed her notebook, which contained her speech. She fixed her dress as she made her way out to the living room, where Kurt, Zisteau, and MC were waiting. All three of them were dressed up as well, looking quite great in tuxes.

"You look beautiful, Dezeray." MC says, looking her over.

"You don't look too bad yourself." She teased.

They headed out to the car. It was a beautiful day out. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. It was a quiet drive through the city, but she didn't mind. She liked the quiet, especially when she needed to focus and try not to be nervous. She cut through the crowd, which had accumulated outside the building, and was allowed inside, along with MC, Kurt, and Zisteau. The gallery looked spectacular, she was thoroughly amazed by it.

"Ah Dezeray, you look lovely." Kyle says, approaching the group. "Are you ready?"

"As ready as I'll ever be." She responds nervously.

"Good, we'll be opening very shortly. You'll be giving your speech over there." He points to a small raised platform, which had a microphone on it.


MC took her hands in his own. "Don't be nervous Dez, you'll do great."

"I can't help it."

"I know. But you'll be fine. And I'll be right by your side if you need me."

"Thanks MC. I love you."

"I love you too."

"Alright Dez, it's time."

She took a deep breath and made her way to the stage-like platform. Kyle opened the doors, allowing the crowd in. People flooded in, all congregating towards the stage. Dezeray waited a few moments before she cleared her throat, gaining the crowds attention.

"I'd like to welcome you all to the opening of this gallery. My name is Dezeray Hunter. My work has been drawn and painted throughout the years. A lot of them had been created when I was in a dark place. Each help tell a story; my story. My parents died when I was young, and that brought a lot of pain and confusion into my world. Some of the painting and drawings you see will see reflect that." She paused briefly, taking a deep breath. "More of them reflect a time when I was being abused by my foster parents. A few were from when I tried killing myself."

Gasps ran through the crowd, causing the her to pause briefly.

"But, the last few are from a happier part of my life. I know my story isn't the most pleasant one, but it's my story, and I feel it needs to be told. Now, I thank you all for coming."

There was a brief silence, which was broken by applause. She smiled as she stepped off stage. She accepted the hugs from her fathers and the kiss from MC.

"I'm proud of you Dez, I hope you know that." MC says gently, giving her hand a squeeze.

She sent him a smile. "I know."

"Dez!" Came an excited young girls voice.

"Sammy!" Dezeray says with a big smile. "I'm so glad your here!"

"I insisted my parents bring me."

"How are you doing? You look great."

"The doctors say I'm doing really well with my treatments and I'm feeling fantastic!"

"That's amazing Sammy!"

Dezeray gives Sammy a big hug.

"Hey Sammy, this is MC, my boyfriend."

"Hi MC!"

"So you're the one I've heard so much about." MC says with a smile, causing Sammy to giggle.

Sammy started talking excitedly, causing Dezeary to smile brightly and laugh at the young girl's energy.

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 07:10 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This might be my favorite chapter so far. The tags freaked me out a bit, but it's staying okay. I really like Sammy.

-the lurkiest lurker

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 10:22 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This seems calm.. too calm... Is it still you bubs? Because I can't help but fear terrible things are almost upon us... again.
-Observing Anon

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scara
I feel like something is going to go terribly wrong at this gallery opening, like Sammy collapsing or something......

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I immediatly thought of a thousand terrible things that could go wrong, then decided that it would be better to keep them to my self. Let's just say a lot of them had to do with fire.
-Observing Anon

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 11:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scara
Fire, yeah that would not surprise me.


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