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“So what do you think of the new jam, Little P?” Alice asked me excitedly.
Knowing that my approval means a lot to them, I smiled at my loud-mouthed friend and nodded my head at the same time.
“Not bad, Pieszecki. At least a top ten hit, for sure.” I winked at my sister.
“No way! Top five, hands down!” Carmen corrected me with a laugh and her hands on her hips as if to defy my prediction.
“I don’t know guys, we could work on the arrangement a little more.” Said Angus. “Something is a bit off.”
“You are your own biggest critic, you know that, Partridge?” I teased him. He was a perfectionist when it came to his craft. But then again, I was too, so it wasn’t surprising that I could sympathize with him. “It sounded great, guys. You’re definitely ready to showcase it tonight if that’s your plan.”
“You really think so?” He asked skeptically.
“Hey!” Kit snapped at him, immediately getting his undivided attention. “My baby sis knows her music, and if she says it’s good enough, then dammit, it is and we’re playing it tonight!”
“Relax, Kit.” I smiled at my older sister, not knowing if she was really being protective of me or impatient with Angus’ unjustified concerns. “But yes, Angus. You have it down. Vocals sound great, and I didn’t think the arrangement was off key or measure at all. It was really clean. I can show you the video if you’d like.” I said pointing to my purse.
He looked back at Kit nervously, before our eyes met again. “Naw, Little P, I believe you. Just a little antsy about it that’s all.”
“I get it.” I empathized. “You guys have a setlist to show me for tonight?”
Tina’s House – Tina’s POV
I had been getting into the habit of turning off my phone whenever I was with Bette since Dana was, without fail, always interrupting moments that shouldn’t be interrupted, so I wasn’t surprised to see that when I turned it back on after Bette left, I had three missed instant messages from her. I skimmed up to the first unread message.
It was from yesterday afternoon, shortly after I had left the office on my one-woman quest to find Bette.