08-19-2011, 03:55 PM
When breakfast was over, Criss let the girls go do what they wanted for a bit so that they could set up for the big part of the morning. Criss told them that it would just be him, Alana, and JD and Costa. Tommy and Derek and free out and about until they were needed. All the girls parted ways oddly, and it took Claire a few minutes to realize her dream was coming true.“ This is so weird..” Claire was telling Kate as they went back to their room to wait. “What?” “ I had a dream just like this.” “You did?” she asked. “ Ya, I don’t remember if we were on a balcony, but I do remember Criss sitting and listening to me talk about my photo.” “Well that’s neat- god’s being really nice to you.” She said. “ Ya, two dreams coming true.” Claire said proudly.
Claire flopped on her bed face up. “Ah.” Kate sat down on her bed. “ I wonder how long its gonna take them?” “Good question” Claire replied squinting her eyes and looked at Kate. “ Eh, probably not long.” She said, and took out her journal. Claire decided to get out her camera and take a pick of Kate writing. She looked through the photos she had since yesterday. So far she only had the group photo with Criss from last night and the photo of Kate and herself from this morning. She clicked the button and to her surprise found a picture of her and Kate hugging Criss! “ Omg, this is a soo cute- look!” She showed Kate. “ awwww, you’ll make me a copy right?” Kate asked. “ Nope” Claire said sounding serious. Kate was shocked. “ Kidding.” Claire joked. “How’s the journal?” “ It’s good.” “Writing about how bad of a roommate I am?” Claire asked.“ Yup.” Throwing Claire a dose of her medicine. Claire rolled her eyes and got up starting to feel bored. “I feel like we should be outside.” Claire now said. “ Let me just finish this sentence, and then we can.” Kate said. When Kate and Claire opened their door to go out they saw Arianna. “ Hey” they all said to each other. “ Going back out?” she said. “ Ya.” Claire said as she shut her door. “ Any idea where the other’s went?” Claire asked her as they walked together to the stairs. “ Walking around outside I guess?” “ Nervous about showing your photo?” Kate asked them. “ No, just gotta prove why you won.” Arianna said. “ Good point.” Claire said looking at Kate. The three of them made it back to the balcony even though they weren’t sure if they were allowed yet. “ Hey Alana.” They all said. “ Hi girls, were almost finished, you can have a seat.” They noticed that all the chairs were put in a circle. Well less intense then in my dream. Claire thought. After they sat, they then saw JD and Costa. “ To bad LeAnn isn’t here.” Claire said. “Why?” Arianna asked. “ Loves Costa.” Claire said.
Within a few minutes the other girls came up and said they were hanging in the lobby. Everyone had an assigned seat, and Claire saw she would be sitting directly across from Criss. She was happy for LeAnn, because she got to sit next to Costa. Kate was on her left, and Rhiannon on her right. Arianna sat next to Alana. Before they started, JD and Costa came over to say hi to each girl. When Claire saw Costa greet LeAnn, she was happy.
Alana began talking and explaining how there photos were directly picked by the three graphic designers that were on staff. They wanted seven that would catch Criss's eye, and with a smile she said " and I think we found them." " So we'll just go around, I'll give you your photo back, just hold it up, and explain why you chose this photo and your process. Claire soon began talking to herself about what she would say.
Arianna was to go first. She made a photo of Criss from season 3. It was an upclose of Criss’s face wearing sunglasses, not looking directly at the camera, and he had blonde highlights.
After Xesca and Kate showed their photo's, Claire was finally up. She took a deep breath. " When you listen to Criss's song Snow, how do you feel?" pausing asking rheorically. Her photo was still turned so one could see it yet. She wanted everyone to get into a state of mind. She answered for them. " relaxed?". All of the nodded. As she turned her photo around she said at the same time " thats exactly how I wanted the viewer to feel when they saw this. There are so many great photos of Criss, but I wanred to express how Criss makes me feel when I'm anxious or upset." She saw Criss smile, and now she was able to relax. It would now be easier to explain the process of how she made the photo. She then asked everyone if anyone knew what Creer meant. No one knew, except maybe Eliza. So she told them: " Believe." " I dont know if that means always, or to believe in calmness and relaxed state." " I guess thats up to the viewer." Was she done? It sounded like an ending. Oh wait- gotta tell them the process. " The beginning was really hard- I didnt know what to add to change the feeling-but then I remembered how color plays a role on how people perceive something." Criss was impressed with the way Claire talked and looked at everyone, and she understood about visualization which magicians have to know to suceed in an illusion. " So first I played with changing the color of the lighting, I had to decide on what color people associate most with relaxation..." She contuined. It didnt seem so boring whenever someone else talked- but felt like she was even though everyone was paying attention. "Well I hope you all like it. Hard work, but of course, worth it."
Everyone clapped, Claire gave her photo back and sat dow, took a deep breath and smiled. Rhiannon gave her a pat on the shoulder. When she looked striaght, she couldnt believe it-Criss looked at her, bowed his head and smiled as a way of telling her " I approve." When everyone was done presenting- they got a strong appaluse from JD, Alana, Criss and Costa who expressed how impressed they were. Claire smiled again and looked at everyone else who were also smiling. They all seemed pretty proud of themselves, and if not- at least Claire was. All Claire could think was hell ya. I got myself here.