The rule had been set right on day one: No dating until the end of the production.
He first saw her during the auditions, lining up very quietly behind him, totally unformidable. But when it was her turn to sing her 16-bar piece, it was like magic; she transformed, right in front of everyone’s eyes. She suddenly was a different character altogether, and he was enchanted. Most especially when she sat back down beside him, smiling shyly, as if her stint embarrassed her.
So at rehearsals, he took her in little by little. How she always arrived half an hour early. Her trademark ponytail. The way she looked into his eyes, unabashed, as she delivered her lines.
Well, it wasn’t against the rule to fall in love.
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