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✓ Aster Gallagher
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✓ Aster Gallagher's Discussions

The White Knight and the Red Shoes (Aster and Felix)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ✓ Aster Gallagher Oct 5. 10 Replies

Dancing was a way of life for Aster. It wasn’t something she’d ever stopped doing. She rarely had a moment in her day to herself or to sit still. Eating lunch in a  moment was a luxury and sometimes…Continue

The Show Must Go On (Aster and Jessalyn)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ✓ Aster Gallagher Mar 18. 8 Replies

The first buzz and bell backstage. Lowering of the lights for a few moments, preparing the dancers mentally gently reminding them to tie their shoes and count their steps in their heads. Aster had…Continue

Practiced Beauty (Aster and Lexi)

Started Aug 11, 2019 0 Replies

Moving your life half-way across the country could be quite a feat and while Aster had already decided to leave a lot of her possessions in New York at the apartment, to be rented out until needed,…Continue

Can you be my nightingale? (Aster & Ridley)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ✓ Aster Gallagher Jun 13. 8 Replies

Aster liked to be on the move: to the music, to the beat of the sirens, to the steady waves of people on city streets next to her. She was someone who had to continually push herself forwards in…Continue

 

I always swore in another life, I had wings. Which is why in this one, I dance.

"She walks like a ballerina in dance slippers, her feet as articulate as hands, a little vessel of grace moving out into the fog."
HISTORY
When I was born, my parents were absolutely thrilled and absolutely terrified. They were very young I arrived while they were only ending secondary school. Instead of doing what proper parents would do and helping mine make it further in the world, their own parents kicked them out of their homes at the tender ages of seventeen and eighteen to begin a quick marriage on low-end salaries. My father managed to finish business school and progressed through his career in banking after about five years, but the first four years were difficult. I managed to bring cheer to their tiny home, despite the rockiness and the ramen, however. As a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was sneak into my Mother’s top drawer and find a pair of her sparkly tights to stretch over my arms; because they were long, they made a decent pair of wings. One day, to the horror of my parents, I climbed into the willow tree in our backyard, much higher than any four year old should be able, and couldn’t climb down. It took hours before the babysitter noticed I was missing and my parents arrived home from work. By that time, my small arms were exhausted.
While my father was busy trying to instruct me on how to climb down, I once again became distracted by the sparkling extensions of my arms. Maybe, they really had magic. Maybe I could fly. Ignoring my father’s speech, I leaned over the edge of the branch and took a leap of faith. However, my hover mid air was not due to my nylon feathers. It was my mother’s magic that kept me from breaking both my legs that day. After that, things changed. It wasn’t because we had the money for my mother to stay home that she now watched my every move (like a hawk) but rather because she felt too afraid not to keep an eye on me. With the way my cousin Avalon had disappeared out of nowhere a year ago, it almost seemed like no place was safe.If one thing remained true, it was that I I remained just as a determined and just as in love with dancing. By the age of five, I had convinced my mother (which was not easy) to take me to a ballet class. I entered the class unaware and walked out with stars in my eyes which she tells me have never disappeared. I’ve always believed that in another life, I had wings, which is why in this one I dance. By the time of my first recital in Ludlow, I was receiving private lessons with the instructor who taught publicly. Most of my younger years of tuition came at no cost to my family, for which I am grateful. Because of it, today, I am able to explore my greatest love in a way that many others have never experienced.My parents decided to move to Evermore when I was six years old and they found out about the haven of safety for people who were more or less like us. Magical covens did exist in England, but they were few and far between and the risks often outweighed the benefits. My father and my uncle traveled first to the small town in Colorado to visit one of the Instar Diviner covens. They were excited by what they saw, despite that we were all nervous to leave what had been home for so many years. I know my Uncle was particularly affected by the move. It was hard for him to leave the last place he’d ever seen his baby girl, especially knowing and wondering if she’d ever return.Life in Evermore, as a child, was not that different to what it is now, despite the fact that the city was somewhat smaller twenty years ago than it is now. I lived with my parents in a tiny brick house in the suburbs, until I was ten years old. By that time, my ballet training had progressed as far as it could with a local teacher and it was time to consider sending me elsewhere if I really wanted to train as a dancer.My parents struggled. They now had two daughters. My sister, Luna, had been born when I was seven and she took up a lot of my mother’s spare time. My father was better off financially and now was the manager of three banks in the area. He didn’t have a lot of time to give either and often made it up to me by taking me shopping on Saturdays. I was spoiled, financially, but personally my parents didn’t do well in connecting with their eldest daughter. They made the decision to send me back to London to focus on my dance Education wasn’t easy for anyone, apart from me. My family and especially my mother took it very hard and very personally that I wanted to leave home, but ultimately, my father pulled for me and I left home at the age of eleven. I was sponsored by a British family who lived two blocks away from the The Royal Ballet School. When I flew into England, I didn’t know right away that I would be accepted into the best ballet academy that London had to offer, but I did know that I would try my best and only hoped that it would be enough.In truth, as sad as it may seem, I often feel more connected to my host family than I do to my genetic relatives. I lived with them for nine years, my formative years, and they were more present in my situation than my mother and father had ever been. They packed me a school lunch, everyday, and paid attention to what made me laugh and the girls and boys I had crushes on in sixth year. Sometimes, to a child, that is all that matters. It’s the little things that count the most. It’s who’s there for you when you get your first period and who tucks you in bed and cares about the nightmares. I know that my mother didn’t get the chance to participate in half of these memories, but for the first half of my life and the ones she did, the little moments were more often dismissed than noticed. Sometimes it still hurts.I now have a second sister, who’s name is Thea, but I barely know her. She texts me sometimes and I try to answer as best I can for someone who is related to me and I should care for, but have such little memory to draw off of. Luna, on the other hand, completely ignores me or when I am home acts like I have offended her to the core. I’m not sure what happened there, but I also don’t know if I want to know the story. One thing I know is that if I had spent my teenage years with our mother, I would certainly be much more bitter than I am today. My father is a gracious soul and bless him, I don’t know how he puts up with her, but he does. He has more patience than his children.There are good memories from my childhood, despite the tension between my parents. When I was six, we used to travel to the beaches at Brighton and rent a cottage. It was expensive, but if everything else was scrimped, it was a lovely holiday. I made friends on those waves and fished for sea shells and today, other than dancing, the ocean relaxes me more than anything else I know. There’s something about soft sand and the sound of gulls that calls to my soul and my inner child.As I grew older, I did try to stay connected to my parents, despite their distance and seeming lack of interest in my non-magical life. However, it was only as my eighteenth birthday and my choosing ceremony approached that my mother really reciprocated. Despite the fact that I had to miss out on playing the lead as Clara in the Nutcracker after being late to the audition slot by an hour, I was flown back to the states and the coven that my family had joined. Truthfully, I wasn’t sure magic would still accept me. It had been so many years since I’d even thought about it, let alone tried to experience the kind of bright sparkles or naughty pinches that had once chased me in childhood. My parents couldn’t see my version of magic, but I did try to accept theirs. The choosing ceremony was filled with eager faces, despite that they were strangers to me. I would much rather my foster parents have been there, despite the fact that they knew nothing about magic. The anger that I held towards my family nearly led me down a different path than the one I walk today, but as I walked up on stage and towards the elders of the community, I did my best to shut it out and think only about the thing I loved most. I loved most to dance, let my feet be unhindered by the burdens of the world, and longed to float like a butterfly away where none of this could touch me. As I closed my eyes, a thousand white and lavender sparkles surrounded me and when I opened my eyes, they glowed a soft purple. I had been chosen by the light. Despite their personal struggles, most of my family are fae and they were delighted; but, as quickly as the celebrations were over, I packed my bags and returned to the place and the people I really called home.I regularly traveled to Brighton during school, but it wasn’t until I was nineteen I rediscovered someone that had vanished from my life like a sandollar into the ocean. Her name was Ridley and we first met when we were seven years old. She was pale with freckles and would turn a devilish pink in the sun and I would laugh and call her a watermelon. She would stick her tongue out at me right back when I stepped on something squishy in the water and leaped five inches high. Looking back, I can recognise that this was the first time that I’d ever had feelings for a girl (despite how small they were back then) and I realised that as a person I more than some tend to appreciate others not for the outside packaging, but the general sense of well being they bring into my life. Ridley is the kind of gem that once found, you certainly hope to never lose.My hard work and many hours of slaving away in studios, my bandaged feet, my dancing on empty, and my never ever letting anyone make a choice for me slowly began to pay off. My auditions finally began to result less in ‘understudy’ and more in ‘encore’. After three hours of dancing, you may get to go home and go to sleep, but as a principal dancer, I do my post exercise routine, eat, pray, hope to anything I can calm my beating heart, and then fall into bed. Then, I wake up and do it all again in the morning. When I tell people that I am married to ballet, I am not joking.Relationships can be hard enough to keep in a busy world, but for a performer, very rarely do people persistently stick around when you have art twisted around your little finger. I dated a little. Mostly, they got tired of me being late or forgetting scheduled appointments, or showing up to a date half-asleep because I work so hard. They weren’t interested in being with someone who spent so much of her time at being the best at what she did. Despite that I know they were the wrong people, it got discouraging to see so many people leaving. It brought up old wounds. I couldn’t help but start to wonder if once I was too old to dance professionally, I would be left with no close friends, no family and no love in my life.Then, there was Ridley. Ridley, who never failed to text me even when I didn’t always text her back. Ridley, who showed up and watched me practice dance, with dinner on the floor, because she knew I couldn’t go out. Ridley, who would talk, while I danced, or worked out, or ran through choreography. I had a friend in my life who was never afraid to put herself in my world, when I couldn’t manage to escape out of it.It was innocent at first, a little kiss on the cheek here and there, but after a little bit it became more. We stayed together for two years. However, sometimes, the best things end as friends, because ultimately, no one can give up that kind of love, for the other.I moved back to Evermore and told myself it would be temporary. I wasn’t sure what it would be like to come back to a place which held relatives that I hadn’t contacted as much as I could have and was farther from professional dancing than I’d been in years, but relationships can be mended and sometimes healing takes place when you take a step back to look at your life differently. I currently own a dance studio and teach private classes to both the youngest and the oldest in Evermore. It’s been good to be able to step back and look at myself as a person. I haven’t been anything, but a prima ballerina in far too long. Now, finally, I’d like to start being Aster.One step at a time, even if it’s on the tip of my toes.


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"[Text:] Uh, well, I don't really have any siblings. It's just me and my parents and my uncle when he decides to show up. We're all pretty close and I see them often but our holidays tend to be... small. And contain a lot of booze.…"
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"[Text: ] Well, truthfully I'm not very close with my siblings, so Christmas gifts can be a little awkward. We barely know anything about one another, since we grew up on different continents. Holidays at my house are really fancy, but...really…"
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"[Text:] Permission to borrow it works, I wouldn't want you in trouble with your little sister after all. Are you kidding, the hat's adorable! I think your sister knew exactly what she was doing giving it to you."
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✓ Aster Gallagher replied to ✓ Maddison Eliza Garcia's discussion Bookworms (Maddison + Aster)
"Aster didn't have a lot of places to go after work. She tried to avoid her empty house now that Ridley was gone for as long as she could. Now, that often meant staying extra hours in the studio, or hanging out with the girls who repaired the…"
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✓ Aster Gallagher left a comment for ✓ Felix Morris
"[Text: ] ...deal. And you have permission to borrow the hat, but I'd never live it down if I gave it away. My little sister gave it to me for Christmas. It's awful, isn't it?"
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"*leaves things on her doorstep, knocks, then runs before she can see him*"
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✓ Felix Morris left a comment for ✓ Aster Gallagher
"[Text:] Hahah aww, but it's so fun to wake up to the half-drunk texts! To answer your questions, we can absolutely trade jobs though I doubt anyone wants to see me in one of your tutus, I shall not ignore you because it's adorable,…"
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"[ Text: ] I'm never drinking again."
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✓ Aster Gallagher left a comment for ✓ Felix Morris
"[Text: ] Did I say anything too horrible last night? I dropped my phone in some rice pudding and half my messages are gone. Please tell me I didn't send you anything embarrasing."
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✓ Aster Gallagher left a comment for ✓ Felix Morris
"[ Text: ] I'm half-drunk, from this point in the evening on, please ignore my total lack of inhibitions and blunt honesty."
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"[Text:] Would all bets be considered off to make you trade jobs with me for a day? I feel like I'd enjoy wearing your uniform."
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✓ Aster Gallagher commented on ✓ Sariah Amelie Holloway ~Admin~'s group October Official Active List
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✓ Aster Gallagher replied to ✓ Aster Gallagher's discussion The White Knight and the Red Shoes (Aster and Felix)
"Felix did look strong, but that wasn't exactly why Aster seemed to find herself drawn to him. Her time back in Evermore hadn't exactly been easy, but Aster was determined to stop running away from her problems. When she was around Felix,…"
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At 22:24 on October 20, 2020,
Therian
✓ Felix Morris
said…

[Text:] Uh, well, I don't really have any siblings. It's just me and my parents and my uncle when he decides to show up. We're all pretty close and I see them often but our holidays tend to be... small. And contain a lot of booze. Which is entertaining at least.

At 21:50 on October 20, 2020,
Therian
✓ Felix Morris
said…

[Text:] Permission to borrow it works, I wouldn't want you in trouble with your little sister after all. Are you kidding, the hat's adorable! I think your sister knew exactly what she was doing giving it to you.

At 16:26 on October 19, 2020,
Aurazin
✓ Maddison Eliza Garcia
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At 1:02 on October 9, 2020,
Therian
✓ Felix Morris
said…

*leaves things on her doorstep, knocks, then runs before she can see him*

At 0:51 on October 9, 2020,
Therian
✓ Felix Morris
said…

[Text:] Hahah aww, but it's so fun to wake up to the half-drunk texts! To answer your questions, we can absolutely trade jobs though I doubt anyone wants to see me in one of your tutus, I shall not ignore you because it's adorable, you said nothing horrible though I'm glad your phone survived (also that picture is cute and I want that hat), and next time I'll drink with you. Deal?

At 16:15 on December 22, 2019,
Fluid Role
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said…

Aster! 

I heard you made it onto the nice list this year so here's something for you <3

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Keep on dancing! 

Secret Santa (and a big fan)

 
 
 

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