Chapter 6(?) Part 3
Song: One Good Reason
Artist: Nicole McCloud
The lights dropped low as two men appeared carrying steel drums. Setting them up behind Ember, they started pounding furiously to the beat.
One Good Reasonâ€¦
Emberâ€™s recorded voice was played over the speakers using fades and different volumes, making her sound far away or breaking up.
One Good Reasonâ€¦
The real Ember remained silent as the intro played, holding her mike at her side and keeping her eyes closed. The strobe lights on the stage spun wildly, firing their harmless lasers all around the club.
Woah! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
The music cut out except for a single melody in the background, as well as the lights, which were reduced to mere sparkles behind Ember. A spotlight turned on overhead of Ember, lighting her and only her on the stage. In the dark behind her, three dancers took their places.
There was a time when I gave my love so naturally
Then it ended suddenly
When I found out about your lies
<All the lights onstage came back on and Ember went into her dance routine with her three backup dancers doing the same performance behind her. The backup dancers were all three beautiful young women who looked like professionals.
You mistreat me, deceive me, I canâ€™t take anymore
So I stand my ground, I want you out
Iâ€™m showing you the door
<Ember waved one finger in the air in a â€˜no, noâ€™ fashion.
Just give me one good reason to let you stay
Before I change all my locks and send you on your way
Iâ€™m fed up, tired of being used, not going to keep on playing the fool
<A man dressed like a certain half-ghost walked out on stage, wearing a red jacket but skin-tight blue and white spandex underneath. His hair was a bright silver, and her wore shades over his eyes. The three backup dancers surrounded him and held onto him seductively. Ember turned towards the four.
Look in your eyes, I can see thereâ€™s nothing there for me
Did you ever care for me?
When you act or when you forget?
Ember walked up the man and gave him a hard push, sending him flying backward. When he tried to get up and go after her, the three dancers held up their hands in a â€˜stopâ€™ fashion. The man turned and stormed off stage.
No more cheating, more scheming, pushed me to the edge,
Wonâ€™t you tell me something, I need to know?
That you answered yet.
Just give me one good reason to let you stay,
Before I change all my locks and send you on your way,
Iâ€™m fed up, tired of feeling used, not going to keep on playing the fool.
On the other side of the curtain, our heroes were feeling the pressure.
â€œSheâ€™s really good.â€