ANTOINETTE MADELEINE BRADFORD
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It was a chilly day in Magnolia Town. The clouds in the sky shielded everyone from the warm sun, sending shivers up and down spines. Madi was one of those chilly souls. Her coat provided some warmth, but not enough to save her from those evil, itchy goosebumps that formed on her skin. Madi had traveled from Talonia to be here in Magnolia. She had hoped that she could maybe make some money playing her guitar. People hadn't been very generous in Talonia, but perhaps it would be different here. Guitar strapped to her back, and smile plastered to her face, she tried to remain positive. She just needed enough jewel to get a hotel, and then she could call it a day!
Finding a nice little spot in the middle of town, she took a seat on the chilly pavement. People stared as they walked past, giving her mixed expressions. Some eyes were filled with pity, some were filled with disgust, and some were even filled with interest. Trying not to let the negative vibes get to her, Madi grabbed her guitar and started playing. It was a pretty slow, mysterious tune at first, but the pace quickly grew, and she began to hum along with it. Instead of just walking by, some people began to stop. Some danced, and some just stood there and listened. Both reactions made the cotton candy haired woman's heart swell with excitement. Jewel was tossed lightly into her guitar case as she continued to play. After finishing a few songs, she stopped for a moment to rest her fingers. A small rumble of applause followed, and Madi bowed cheesily towards the crowd. "Thank you guys. I appreciate it." The young woman bubbled, a bright smile spreading across her face. "I'm gonna take a little break guys, but I'll be back at it again soon. I promise!" With that, the crowd began to disperse, wandering the streets as they had been before.
Madi placed her guitar on the ground next to it's case before standing up and stepping away to stretch. Letting out a groan, she closed her eyes as she twisted back and forth, trying to get the soreness out of her back and legs. Opening her eyes once more, she noticed that something was missing. Wait... "My guitar! A-And my Jewel! Wh-WHA?!" Madi cried, looking around frantically for her belongings. In the distance, she could see someone running, and... It looked like they had her stuff! "Wait! No! Please! I need that!" She squealed as she began to run after them. Her breath was ragged as she sprinted down the streets, pushing past anyone who got in the way. Just as she was getting closer to the thief, her foot got caught on something. Well, more like her foot got caught on her other foot. Down she went, tumbling roughly to the ground. "Owww! Please! No!" Tears began to flow from her eyes as she watched them get away, along with her precious booty.
She sat there for a while, feeling utterly defeated. But...No... She couldn't let this get her down... She just had to find another way to make money. Wiping the tears from her eyes, she stood up, ready to get back to work.
LOST IN A WORLD THAT DOESN'T EXIST.