Annabelle walked down the hallways of Yarlets castle with her violin case in hand one ill-weathered morning.
The hallways were silent, save for the echoes of her footsteps and the rain drizzling over the land just outside. Today Annabelle is to do a bit of practicing of her chosen instrument, as mandated by the wishes of her club. Normally the vixen would prefer to practice her violin outside, out among the trees and greenery of the forest, but the rain has forced her to stay indoors for the time being.
The girl walked along until she found the music room and opened it's doors.
Inside was just as barren as the hallway; not a single soul was to be found. The rain and emptiness of the room gave the air a cold and lonely atmosphere, but Annabelle was used to such a feeling and continued inward into the spacious room. All instruments were neatly organized with chairs a plenty for a number of people to sit in, but this vixen liked being high off the ground and took her perch atop one of the beams stretching across the ceiling.
Having gotten herself comfortable, her tails lazily drooped off the beam's sides, the Ninetales got out her violin and some sheets of music.
Today her goal is to learn a new song. A duet involving a piano. The girl would just love to play a song along with her dear Dreamweaver. The Delphox is incredibly passionate when it comes to music and she desires to experience that enthusiasm with him. To feel the heart and soul he puts into the melody he plays, and for hers to dance along with it.
Annabelle looked down upon the black grand piano below and wondered with a smile if Wyatt would be at all perturbed if she decided to sit upon it while he played.
The boy loves his pianos dearly, so the answer is an uncertain one. Would he be annoyed that she's getting dirt and scuffs upon the instrument's surface? Or would he like the visual of her white fur sprawled out upon the black? She supposes she will just have to try it sometime and see how he reacts~
Anyway, it's time to practice.
The music sheets were lifted up into the air with a bit of Extrasensory and were left to float in place as she reads off of them. Tuning her violin for the song's specifications, Annabelle played a few practice notes before actually getting into the meat of the song. Her fingers were agile and quick upon the strings, following along the notes rather well. She had some trouble at some points, as expected with a new song, but overcame them easily enough. Soon she was able to overcome all obstacles and proceeded to play the melody again and again until no mistakes were made.
By the end of it, Annabelle sighed and looked at the clock on the wall.
She has been here practicing for a very long time now it seems. The vixen was a bit tired, but her mind was completely at peace. It's an enjoyable feeling that always comes after spending a decent amount of time deep in her music. Annabelle leaned against a vertical support beam and tried to think if there was anything else she wanted to do before getting down. She stared out into space for a minute or two, thinking as she listened to the pitter-pat of the raindrops still falling outside.
Soon, a thought struck her and she raised her violin up again to play with a smile.
This time she sung too. She sung a song that she used to play along with others back in her home village. It was such a nice song, and one she would perhaps like for Wyatt to hear someday. She can never play it properly just by herself, as you need a whole room of different instruments to get the right sound, but for now she will just practice her bit in the band to keep her memory up in case she gets the opportunity.
Annabelle just lost herself in the song. Her mind was focused and clear and it seemed as though the rest of the world didn't exist.
So enveloped in the music was she that it was as if she could hear the other instruments needed for the melody playing right along beside her. In time though the vixen reached the end of the song and she lowered her bow. Satisfied with her practice session, Annabelle packed up her violin and music sheets and jumped back down to the floor below.
Exiting the room, Annabelle was surprised to find that there was a group of girls sitting on the floor on the opposite side of the door.
They stood up as soon as she exited, allowing the fox to deduce that they were probably musicians as well, judging from the instruments they picked up.
"Ah, is the room finally free?" asked one of the girls with a smile.
"Huh?" went Annabelle. "Oh... why yes, it is. I'm sorry, did I make you wait out here? You didn't need to; you could have come in if you wanted."
"No, no, it's okay! We didn't want to disrupt the performance. Besides, we could hear everything clearly from here, so the wait was pleasant enough~"
"Ah... well... okay then." said the vixen with a bit of a sheepish smile on her face. "If you weren't inconvenienced by it then, I suppose it's okay."
Departing with a bit of a bow, Annabelle left the girls to go return to her quarters.
Well that was rather nice of them to wait like that. It didn't make much sense to her that they would wait outside because of one violin playing, but if they were okay with it then it's of no problem.
"OY!" heard Annabelle just as she was about to turn the corner. She looked back to see that one of the girls had her head sticking out the music room, looking right at her. What could she want? Did she think Annabelle forget something in there or leave something out of place?
"Where is everyone else?" called out the girl in the doorway.
Annabelle grew a puzzled face, having not expected such a question at all.
"What do you mean?" replied the vixen.
"I mean where are the other players? The room is empty but we only saw you come out."
"Really? I'm sorry, but... I was the only one playing in there."
"Huh? You mean... you were by yourself the whole time?" asked the girl with a face that was just as confused as Annabelle's.
"Nobody...? Not even someone playing the trumpet?"
"Nope. Only me."
The girl thought to herself for a moment and looked warily back into the music room, like as though she was expecting to see a ghost or something pop out of the shadows.
"Oh... o-okay..." she replied a bit nervously. "Umm... Thanks for the information." And then she proceeded back into the room, leaving Annabelle by herself once again.
Annabelle stood there for a full minute before finally getting a move on back towards her dorm.
She was quiet as she listened to the rain fall outside... contemplating as to what this could mean. The girl had thought she heard others playing in there with her? Really? The vixen could perhaps argue that it was just her imagination, but if it was then why did the other girls wait out there with her so contently? They certainly seemed like they probably heard a full concert too.
Annabelle frowned at this, and decided that she can't figure out the puzzle with the pieces she has.
Another time perhaps... For now she shall just listen to the rain and continue on with her day.