“ Oh, so you’re the girl from America? Going to the ceremony? I wouldn’t miss all the attention for the world if I were you.” Emily sat onto her own bed and popped a candy into her mouth. “ I play the viola, you?”“ I play the harp.” Yuri explained. She did not feel like engaging conversation with anyone right now, especially Emily. Emily seemed to read her thoughts, and she hopped off her bed, looking bored.“ Well, I’m leaving.”The girl slammed the door behind her.^^^^^^^ * ^^^^^^^ * ^^^^^^^ * ^^^^^^^ * ^^^^^^^ * ^^^^^^^An hour later Yuri stepped up onto the stage and was introduced to the orchestra piece of one hundred and seventy.Yuri scanned the big orchestra with interest. It was certainly a good orchedstr. Suddenly Yuri spotted the platinum hair again. Once again Yuri felt her heart hammer against her chest. The boy’s hair was slicked back and his head was down, studying the keys fo the grand piano. Yuri dropped the microphone with a loud clang and all heads turned to her. Emily and her huge group of friends smirked and giggled. The boy looked up and Yuri gasped with shock.The boy was Simon. Exact sapphire blue eyes looked at her, except ten times colder, and the same pale skin and beautiful blonde hair.“ Simon!” Yuri whispered, her voice hoarse with shock. The boy stepped up to her.“ What do you want, Kowan?” he asked icily.“ Oh, this is Thomas Vacur, our pianist.” Randy explained, looking rather embarrassed at Thomas’s rude attitude.” He’s rather unhospitable toward strangers.”But Yuri didn't hear him. All she saw was her handsome brother, standing alive in front of her. Tears filled her eyes and even Thomas seemed surprise as the teardrops slid down Yuri’s white face and dropped onto her harp.“ You’re not dead.” Yuri whispered.“ You are very much mistaken, Kowan. I never died. And my name is not Simon, it’s Thomas, T-H-O-M-A-S, in case you can’t hear or spell.” The boy turned on his heels and went back to the piano.Why is Simon being so mean and cold? Yuri thought. He doesn’t love me, he hates me. Why does he glare at me like that like he never knew me? Clapping her hands over her mouth, Yuri sped out of the auditorium.