Once Samantha had changed into her costume, she only had a few minutes to wait before it was her turn to perform. She danced her best, and the audience loved it! Samantha waved to the crowd.
Then she took one more bow before she exited the stage.
"Wow, Samantha! You were incredible!" Jess applauded.
"Mhhhm..." Jessica agreed.
"Thanks you two. But I think that now would be a good time to go confront Desiree about her taking my costume," Samantha said.
"Yeah, let's go call her out!" Jess was fired up.
The trio quickly found Desiree, who was still backstage,
"Desiree! We need to talk to you," Samantha told her.
"Oh, Samantha! Just come to tell me how AMAZING I was?" Desiree sneered.
"Far from it," Jess countered. "We're here to tell you that we know that you were the one who stole Samantha's costume!"
"What? Why on earth would I do such a thing?" Desiree feigned innocence.
"Because you didn't want me to perform in the showcase," Samantha said. "I know that you're jealous of me, but you didn't need to take my costume and hide it away."
"Yeah! Samantha has been practicing like crazy to get ready for this show! You deserve a sound thrashing for what you did to her!" Jess exclaimed. Then she lifted her hand and pointed at Desiree. "Jessica, GET HER!!!"
Jessica's eyes lit up.
"Oh, Samantha, can I get her??? Can I, can I, can I???" Jessica begged.
Samantha turned to look at Jessica's hopeful face.
"Yes, Jessica. You can get her," Samantha grinned.
Desiree's face contorted into shock. She certainly had not expected Samantha to endorse Jessica's violent punishment upon her.
"But don't actually hurt her, Jessica. Just give her a good scare," Samantha whispered in Jessica's ear.
Jessica smiled fiendishly.
"Uh... You don't need to punish me, Jessica, I've learned my lesson!" Desiree panicked and started to back away when she saw Jessica stretching out to kick her more effectively.
Jessica continued to smile evilly.
"YAAAAHHHHH!!!!" Jessica suddenly lifted her leg in a fake attempt to kick Desiree.
"AHHHH!!!" Desiree screamed in fear as she fled the room. This time, her arms were not raised in victory, but in defeat.
"Hehe..." Jessica nefariously chuckled, feeling good about scaring Desiree silly.
"Oh, Jessica! What would we do without you?" Samantha said.
"Thank you both so much for all of your help with my showcase! Even though there were difficulties, I feel like they actually helped make this showcase all that much more memorable." Samantha told her friends.
"I agree! This has been one of the most crazy, and entertaining, showcases I've ever been to!" Jess said.
The three friends came together for a warm, heartfelt hug.
Jessica pulled away first.
"Can we eat popcorn NOW???"
Jess and Samantha looked at each other. They both started laughing.
This concludes Samantha's Showcase! I hope that you enjoyed the three friend's adventure, and will stick around for more fun stories. Thanks for reading.
XOXO Ginger Spice