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what could have been, in my head looks so much better
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Hello all! Hope everyone is having a great start to August; I sure am. School is just around the corner— actually starting tomorrow in my case— and before the year stars, there’s always our annual band camp to get us ready for a new marching season!
Ahh I’ve had so much fun. My TCs have made it *especially* enjoyable for me, so I’m going to ramble about it on here!!
(It’s definitely been a while since I’ve used one of these GiFs for an update, haha. Hope you all enjoy!)
For the last two weeks, my peers and I have been working hours upon hours to ensure we better our technique, strengthen our bodies, and create new bonds to keep us up and running. With the sun blaring down on us and our limbs being sore from the grind, it’s definitely been tough . . .
. . . But it was all definitely worth it. For me, a huge reason for this would be that coming to rehearsal and enduring all of the ‘heat’ meant that, after such a long summer break, I could see my favorite people.
Seeing M on the daily just like before has been extraordinary. Hearing his voice as he let out little comments to us, seeing him smile at the most temperate things that would occur, exchanging brief glances or words from time to time in passing… all of these little things reminded me again of just how much I adore him.
And seeing U as well; Watching him become more and more invested in our practice as the days went on, laughing with him at the stupidest jokes he’d make, returning some of his unexpectedly longer stares during rehearsal… being around these two never failed to make my world brighter.
Now, with that out of the way, here are some of my favorite highlights from the last two weeks. ❤️ Not very specific but they always make me giggle looking back at them. :)
~ M and U looking and waving at me when they saw me on a lot watching a DCI group practice !!! M was smiling happily and had to do a double take before processing I was there, whereas U’s eyes just widened and his remained like that, in a state of shock, just staring up at me and waving eagerly.
~ The two would always be casting glances at me throughout the whole thing !! I don’t know if they did this to everyone but their attention seemed to be in my general direction a lot of the time 😭 it was a little awkward when we’d meet eyes; I’d just look away or smile shyly before doing so. And they’d do this after most jokes as well??? It’s so sweet to think about.
~ I had brought some snacks for a section member who didn’t pack lunch, so they wouldn’t pass out and whatnot. I had called their name after being dismissed from rehearsal then proceeded to throw the bag at them. They caught it with one hand, impressively. I guess U was watching the whole thing because he exclaimed, “OHH!!!! Kobe!!!!” right afterwards, making me laugh. Haha.
~ U teased me when I was trying to catch an underclassman up with what he had taught prior to their arrival; I told them only *some* of what he taught, bringing him to grin and add, softly, “I taught you way more than *that*, [R].” Then he went on about what else he showed us while I muttered quiet, slightly embarrassed “I know”s.
~ Ahhh it looked like M a would keep looking at me on the field whenever I did something even slightly noticeable….!!!! I swear it must be my imagination at this point, right??? But it was so cute 😭
~ M would also drop by to visit our sectional room for like…three days in a row, and every time he’d come in we’d always exchange eye contact and a smile before he left, just as quickly as he came.
~ Outside, U kept trying to maintain his shirt being pulled up, in turn revealing his belly. He said he wanted to make his shirt a tank top but it just kept falling. Regardless, it was super cute!!
~ During our time inside, some of us decided to make extra posters. M was being all cute when he saw me and some other students doing just that, and he’d look over my shoulder curiously whenever he walked by mine!! It was so sweet!!
~ And lastly, during a water break in the shade, I was watching a tech do some amazing contra flips and whatnot. After a little while, U announced that it was time to get back out on the field, so I got up to do so.
In my path, I neared M, and as I did so I heard him make what sounded like a joking statement to another student, so I let out a chuckle at it. Hearing me, he looked at me immediately and beamed even harder than he was before. He then said in a bubbly tone, “Hello, hello!!!” AND IT WAS SO CUTE!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Ahhhh band camp was so much fun!!! I hope you all enjoyed catching up with me!! I’m so looking forward to school kicking up again.
Until then, I hope you all stay safe and have a great night!! Best wishes!