Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beware the Ides of March!

Just when I thought relations between Malorie and Ophélie couldn't get much worse, they did.
Malorie explained this to me today after ballet class. She told me that she was practicing the dance she choreographed for me once more before she showed it off, and that is when Ophélie approached her.

"Your arms certainly look better," Ophélie squealed. Malorie ignored her. "Come on, Malorie. We might be dancing alongside each other on stage. It's best we start getting along now."
Malorie huffed. "I'm not friends with people whose main intention is to tear others down."
Ophélie replied, "Oh, so I see where this is going now. You take me as competition."
Malorie, of course, denied it because the only person she competes with is herself. She wants to be better than she is, and she always feels she has room to improve. She doesn't worry about what others are doing.
 

Then, Ophélie said, "If you want to compete, Miss Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, then let's compete."
That, mes lecteurs, is how Malorie agreed to a dance-off (er, ballet-off...?) with Ophélie. Nothing good can come from this, and I'm sure this won't enhance any potential friendships.
And I don't take sides. Poor them.

~Sandrine

6 comments:

The Crazy Doll Lady!! said...

Oh no, what a thing to have happen between them, I am really sorry you are going to be in the middle of their issues ..

We will be crossing our fingers for you ..

Hugs,
Taryn

The Greens and The Roses said...

Wow, that sounds... not good. I can see why Malorie got pushed to that point, but I can't see this ending well.

If Malorie wins, Ophélie will take it as validation of her bad habits... but if Malorie wins, Ophélie will probably get even meaner.

And how are they going to decide who the winner is? I can't imagine Ophélie ever acknowledging that she's been beaten at a competition of skill.

I wish your friends the best, but I worry this is going to make things even worse.

Love,
Kaya

Reese said...

Oh no! Sorry this happened and that you are in the middle of their fight! Good luck on working things out!

Love, Reese <3

Nemom said...

Sandrine,
Oh that stinks! You know I would tell all your group friends not to judge or watch them in their competition, then there couldn't be a winner. Or better yet, you judge them and it could end where there is a tie. Tell them what they both did well and what they need to improve upon, such as learning how to friends. Good luck!

Love,
Samantha

Kellee said...

Aw, that doesn't sound too good! I hope they get something worked out soon!
-Kellee

Wendy said...

Oh, Sandrine, that seems like a messy situation! I hope things can be resolved without too many hurt feelings.

I also wanted to let you know that I've nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can read the details and rules over at my blog. =)

http://wendymsdarling.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award.html