In the crowd’s attention, Stanley had Xyla on his arm as they walked onto the stage. Then, the two of them sat side by side in front of the Chinese zither.
After Xyla had done adjusting the microphone in front of her, the two of them began to sing and play the zither together, according to what they had discussed earlier.
Stanley started the song…
“Listen to the lonely disconsolate flute, in the endless night deep in the clouds…”
“Right and wrong are all in the past. They’re merely dreams when I wake up…”
Stanley followed, “How can we measure the praises, blames, gains, and losses…”
Together, they sang in unison. “Fiery blood is rustling from the cold blade.”
Though this was the first time the two of them sang together, they made a perfect combination on the stage. Whether it was the Chinese zither, or the singing, they were all pretty outstanding.
The audience was truly amazed by the chemistry between them. Those who were originally skeptical of their performance began to nod their heads as well.
On the other hand, May Conner, Bailey Ronson, Emily Quest and Tom Sullivan were all dumbfounded. None of them had ever imagined that the two of them would be able to work together so well. On top of that, they had no idea how beautiful both Stanley and Xyla’s voices were. They could not deny that their rendition of some parts of the song was better than the original soundtrack
As Bailey and May looked at how excited the crowd was, they were both under the weather, as if needles pricked their hearts. Who knew that their plan not only failed to embarrass Xyla and Stanley, but it attracted even more attention to the two of them?
However, the lovebirds on the stage were totally unaffected by anyone or anything off stage. They were deeply immersed in their own performance. They were the perfect definition of love. When they had each other, they had everything.
As soon as the song ended, the audience burst into wild applause…
“Awesome… Xyla Quest, Stanley Batton, you guys are awesome..!”
“Exactly, both of you can make a debut together! You guys will definitely be the cream of the crop!”
“Fantastic… I apologize for being skeptical of you earlier…”
Suddenly, the crowd started shouting at the two of them on the stage, expressing their love for their performance as loud as they could… Upon hearing the compliments from everyone, Xyla and Stanley happily smiled at each other. Xyla was extremely satisfied with their performance. To be frank, their performance was completely out of her expectation as she thought their first time working together would be more or less flawed.
Surprisingly, they nailed the performance. Moreover, Xyla had never imagined that Stanley was so talented in playing Chinese zither.
Looking at the glint of admiration in everyone’s eyes, the unpleasantness in Bailey’s, May’s, Emily’s, and Tom’s hearts increased by seconds. This was especially true to Bailey and May.
Amidst the applause of the crowd, Xyla held Stanley’s hand and got up from the chair slowly. They bowed politely to the audience under the stage before leaving the stage hand in hand and returning to their seats.
The crowd’s discussion accompanied the two of them from the stage to their seats.
“That’s unbelievable! Oh my God! They look nothing like amateurs. I would say they’re even better than those professional singers out there!”
“What kind of perfect couple are they? They’re definitely made for each other.”
“The voices of the two of them are too good to be true, aren’t they? I’m drowning in their voices.”
The more praises they received from the crowd, the worse Bailey and the rest felt…