The Dancer

The Dancer

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Vanessa By vanessapiccolo Updated Feb 11

I nodded once and snuck a peek at Nicolae Cuza. I was expecting a man in his forties at least, but Nicolae couldn't have been anywhere beyond thirty. He was not the type of man I typically found attractive, but there was something about the way his strong, dark features played off each other that made him handsome. 

Nicolae kept his chocolate eyes on me as he spoke to Petru. 

"What is your experience with children," Petru translated. 

"During the summer I'm a camp counselor. The kids there are anywhere from six to thirteen."

I had never used a translator before. It was odd to still talk to Nicolae, but have someone else tell him what I was saying. What if Petru didn't translate properly? 

"How long have you done ballet?"

I rocked on my heels a little. I had never been under such close scrutiny and it was uncomfortable. "Um, probably fifteen years all together."

I noticed the way Nicolae appeared surprised when I said fifteen. Something told me I had misjudged the situation. He knew more English than he let on which irritated me. 

"Do you understand me?" I asked Nicolae directly. 

"Miss Williams," Petru started. 

A slow smile, barely visible, made an appearance on Nicolae's lips. He held his hand out to Petru to stop him from scolding me. 

"Yes, I understand you, Miss Williams," he confirmed. His voice was thick and heavy, but the way words rolled off his tongue was absolutely mesmerizing. His accent made it difficult to understand him, but I felt like I heard everything.

Mimi_Safiya Mimi_Safiya May 08
I thought that Russia & Romania were really different ? Maybe I'm wrong. Any way this quite interesting so far :) I like it.
MrsGoogle MrsGoogle Apr 29
Ha ha, nobody ever knows the difference between Slavic languages except for Slavic people... :D I swear, sometimes I'd just rather say I'm Russian than explain the differences.
That_Girl_J That_Girl_J Oct 07, 2015
Where have I been this past month,and why I'm I just learning about this story? I've been missing out. I'm already hocked, like I am with all your other stories. This seems very unique with the mixture of military and dance, it sparked my interest from the very first paragraph.
HarrietStyles69 HarrietStyles69 Sep 07, 2015
I NEEEDDD more!! I am addicted already and can not wait for the next chapter. Amazing start
Hiro143 Hiro143 Sep 06, 2015
I really like it. It's very different from other books which is an A+ in my book. I can't wait to read more.
Yin_bri-9312 Yin_bri-9312 Sep 05, 2015
I like it.(Scratch that, I LOVE it, already). It's interesting.