In they walk.
The alumni and the seniors, plus a couple of tag along freshmen.
A look of disbelief on their faces.
And with them, a freshmen girl I know has just performed.
"What?" I ask, afraid a catastrophe has struck. Did she go over time and get disqualified?
No, couldn't be. She was well within the time limits.
Did she blank and forget what she was saying?
No. She got to take her script.
"That was amazing!" I don't remember who said it, but the others all agreed and began with their own superlatives.
"I feel so stupid now"
"I can't believe she did that."
"Is the other one that good?" (Another freshman girl was sick and couldn't perform on Saturday).
"Yes. It's that good too," I respond.
"It was even inspiring. I just did a dumb book review because I liked the book." This from a senior who has performed in Reviewing since she was a freshman and is VERY good at it."
They shake their heads over and over in amazement.
The freshman girl just stands there, smiling, basking in the praise. I look at her and say, "They don't do this for everyone. It must have gone really well."
"I don't know why you are all so surprised. I told you she was good."
Yea, but we didn't know you meant THAT good."