As was protocol for all of these post-gala after parties, all cast members were to keep their costumes on. This was not a questioned tradition that has been going on for decades it was just an obeyed one. No one had an answer so no one dared question.
Tom and Gustav tackled me in a group hug as soon as Frau Schafer let me go.
"Why didn't you tell us you could sing like that?!" Tom yelled.
"Seriously, Christina, you're better than Carlotta!" Gustav added.
"And prettier!" a random dancer added, though his girlfriend smacked him and began pushing him in another direction.
"I honestly didn't know I could sing like that," I fessed.
Gustav and Tom just laughed.
"Well, my mom did," Gustav pointed out.
"Yeah, Chrissy, we're not as stupid as you think we are," Tom put his arm around my shoulder and began walking more toward the back area behind the stage where everyone was.
I weaved my way through the huge and seemingly endless crowd, once again looking for the