And so the story continues...

"Natalia!"

The girl turned around to face me. She had a denim bag slung over her shoulder, with a worn ballet slipper picture on the front. "What do you want?" she asked.

"Nothing. I just wanted to talk to you."

"Oh." She dropped the hostile tone, and spoke a little more calmly.

"I know you," she said to me, "You are the girl who won Marie." My face turned a little red. She smiled. "You are a really good dancer. Some girls can only hope for talent like yours. What's your name?"

I giggled with embarassment. "Annie Perrault."

She stuck out her hand. "Nice to meet you, Annie. Natalia Raille." We shook hands.

"So, are you excited about being part of a traveling performance?" Natalia asked me.

"Oh, yes," I said. "I have an... unusual family that I can't wait to get away from." She looked at me.

"Well, I guess I can't relate," Natalia said. "I have a loving family, but we're a little short on money." That caught my attention. I have attended a very high-society private school during my life where everyone was rich. "How did you afford to come on the trip?" I wondered.

"I babysat, washed cars, odd jobs like that. It's amazing how lazy other people can be."

I laughed. My parents sure were lazy! We had a house keeper visit us every day to clean.

Natalia talked for a long while, about our likes, diskiles, home life, and ballet. Before we knew it, we had to leave.

"Lets meet here at the ballet plaza tomorrow at 3:00, ok?" She said. I agreed. We both then marched home.

AN:

Sorry 4 the short chappie. My summer has been very busy and most of my time has been consumed because I am writing a fanfic for harry potter. You can check that one out too, and I think it is my best one so far. But there is lots more to come in the world of Annie Perrault!

Check out my other fic: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1407550